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Basis of Presentation, Operations and Liquidity

Basis of Presentation, Operations and Liquidity
3 Months Ended
May 03, 2020
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  


The condensed consolidated balance sheet of The Lovesac Company (the “Company”) as of February 2, 2020, which has been derived from our audited financial statements as of and for the 52-week year ended February 2, 2020, and the accompanying interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for interim financial reporting. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in annual financial statements, prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”), have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations. The financial information presented herein, which is not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full current fiscal year, reflects all adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of the interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. Such adjustments are of a normal, recurring nature. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements filed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2020.

Due to the seasonality of the Company’s business, with the majority of our activity occurring in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year, the results of operations for the thirteen weeks ended May 3, 2020 and May 5, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full fiscal year.

The Company designs and sells foam filled furniture, sectional couches, and related accessories throughout the world. The Company operated 91 leased retail showrooms located throughout the United States which were closed as of May 3, 2020 (see below regarding COVID-19). In addition, the Company operates a retail Internet website and does business to business transactions through its wholesale operations principally with Costco and to a lesser extent Macy’s and Best Buy. The Company was formed as a Delaware corporation on January 3, 2017, in connection with a corporate reorganization with SAC Acquisition LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“SAC LLC”), the predecessor entity to the Company.

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, and, in the following weeks, many U.S. states and localities issued lockdown orders impacting consumer demand and resulting in the closing of all the Company’s showrooms. Since then, the COVID-19 situation within the U.S. has rapidly escalated. On March 18, 2020, the Company closed all showroom locations and on April 1, 2020, the Company announced the extension of the showroom closures until it is safe and permitted to reopen the showrooms. The Company will follow the guidance of federal, state, and local governments, as well as health organizations, to determine when the Company can safely reopen its showrooms. Additionally, the Company implemented a reduction in workforce of approximately 445 part time employees (representing 57% of our total headcount) as well as a temporary reduction in executive cash compensation. Cash compensation was reduced by 20% for certain officers of the Company. The base salaries of all other senior management and full-time headquarter team members has been temporarily reduced by graduated amounts. The Company’s Board of Directors has also agreed to a temporary reduction of its retainer and monitoring fees and an extension of the associated payment timeline. The Company continues to monitor the situation closely and it is possible that the Company will implement further measures to provide additional financial flexibility as it works work to protect its cash position and liquidity.

The Company has incurred significant operating losses and used cash in its operating activities since inception. Operating losses have resulted from inadequate sales levels for the cost structure and expenses as a result of expanding into new markets, opening new showrooms, and investments into advertising, marketing and infrastructure to support increases in revenues. The Company plans to continue to open new retail showrooms in larger markets and increase its shop in shop relationships to increase sales levels and invest in advertising and marketing initiatives to increase brand awareness. Of course, there can be no assurance that anticipated sales levels will be achieved. The Company believes that based on its current sales and expense levels, projections for the next twelve months, current cash on hand and the credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, see Note 7, the Company will have sufficient working capital to cover operating cash needs through the twelve month period from the financial statement issuance date.

On May 21, 2019, the Company and certain of the Company’s stockholders completed a primary and secondary public offering of an aggregate of 2,500,000 shares of common stock, which included 750,000 shares offered by the Company and 1,750,000 shares offered by certain selling stockholders of the Company, at a public offering price of $36.00 per share. Net proceeds to the Company from the offering were approximately $25.6 million after legal and underwriting expenses. On May 29, 2019, the underwriters also exercised an option to purchase up to an additional 375,000 shares of common stock from the selling stockholders. The Company did not receive any proceeds from the sale of the common stock by the selling stockholders.

Immediately prior to the follow-on offering in May 2019, various investment vehicles affiliated with our equity sponsor Mistral Capital Managements, LLC (“Mistral”), which included SAC LLC, owned approximately 41% of our common stock. Immediately after the completion of the follow-on offerings, such entities owned approximately 29% of the Company’s common stock. As a result, the Company is no longer a “controlled company” within the meaning of the corporate governance standards of Nasdaq, and the Company no longer relies on exemptions from corporate governance requirements that are available to controlled companies. In December 2019, SAC LLC distributed the shares of the Company’s common stock to its members, which included certain affiliates of Mistral. Following the distribution by SAC LLC, Mistral and its affiliates owned approximately 19% of the Company’s common stock. See Note 8.