Commitments, Contingencies and Related Parties
|12 Months Ended|
Jan. 30, 2022
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|COMMITMENTS, CONTINGENCIES AND RELATED PARTIES||COMMITMENTS, CONTINGENCIES AND RELATED PARTIES
The Company leases its office, warehouse facilities and retail showrooms under operating lease agreements which expire at various dates through January 2032. The Company determines if a contract contains a lease at inception based on our right to control the use of an identified asset and our right to obtain substantially all of the economic benefits from the use of that identified asset. Certain operating leases have renewal options and rent escalation clauses. We assess these options to determine if we are reasonably certain of exercising these options based on all relevant economic and financial factors. Any options that meet these criteria are included in the lease term at lease commencement.
Lease right-of-use assets represent the right to use an underlying asset pursuant to the lease for the lease term, and lease liabilities represent the obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Lease right-of-use assets and lease liabilities are recognized at the commencement of an arrangement where it is determined at inception that a lease exists. These assets and liabilities are initially recognized based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term calculated using our incremental borrowing rate generally applicable to the location of the lease right-of-use asset, unless an implicit rate is readily determinable. We combine lease and certain non-lease components for our showroom real estate leases in determining the lease payments subject to the initial present value calculation. Lease right-of-use assets include upfront lease payments and exclude lease incentives, where applicable. Lease terms include options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain that those options will be exercised.
Lease expense for operating leases consists of both fixed and variable components. Expense related to fixed lease payments are recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Variable lease payments are generally expensed as incurred, where applicable, and include certain index-based changes in rent, certain non-lease components, such as maintenance and other services provided by the lessor, and other charges included in the lease. Leases with an initial term of twelve months or less are not recorded on the balance sheet. In addition, certain of our equipment lease agreements include variable lease payments, which are based on the usage of the underlying asset. The variable portion of payments are not included in the initial measurement of the asset or lease liability due to uncertainty of the payment amount and are recorded as lease expense in the period incurred.
ASC 842 requires companies to use the rate implicit in the lease whenever that rate is readily determinable and if the interest rate is not readily determinable, then a lessee may use its incremental borrowing rate. Most of our leases do not have an interest rate implicit in the lease. As a result, for purposes of measuring our ROU asset and lease liability, we determined our incremental borrowing rate by computing the rate of interest that we would have to pay to (i) borrow on a collateralized basis (ii) over a similar term (iii) at an amount equal to the total lease payments and (iv) in a similar economic environment. We used the incremental borrowing rates we determined as of February 1, 2021 for operating leases that commenced prior to that date. In the case an interest rate is implicit in a lease we will use that rate as the discount rate for that lease. The lease term for all of our lease arrangements include the noncancelable period of the lease plus, if applicable, any additional periods covered by an option to extend the lease that is reasonably certain to be exercised by the Company. Our leases generally do not include termination options for either party to the lease or restrictive financial or other covenants. Some of our leases contain variable lease payments based on a Consumer Price Index or percentage of sales, which are excluded from the measurement of the lease liability.
The Company’s lease terms and rates are as follows:
During the fiscal year ended January 30, 2022, we recognized operating lease expense of $18.9 million. In addition, during the fiscal year ended January 30, 2022, we recognized $12.8 million, for index-based changes in rent, maintenance, real estate taxes, insurance and other charges included in the lease as well as rental expenses related to short term leases.
During the fiscal year ended January 30, 2022, we recognized impairment charges totaling $0.6 million associated with showroom-level ROU assets that are included as part of selling, general and administrative expenses. We did not recognize any impairment charges associated with showroom-level ROU assets during the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021 as we did not adopt the guidance in ASC 842 until fiscal year 2022.
The following table discloses the location and amount of our operating lease costs within our consolidated balance sheets:
The table below reconciles the undiscounted future minimum lease payments (displayed by year and in the aggregate) under noncancelable leases with terms of more than one year to the total lease liabilities recognized on the consolidated balance sheet as of January 30, 2022 in thousands:
Supplemental Cash Flow information and non-cash activity related to our operating leases is as follows (in thousands):
The Company has various employment agreements with its senior level executives. A number of these agreements have severance provisions, ranging from 12 to 18 months of salary, in the event those executives are terminated without cause or resign for good reason. The total amount of exposure to the Company under these agreements was $5.5 million at January 30, 2022 if all executives with employment agreements were terminated without cause or were to resign for good reason and the full amount of severance was payable.
The Company is involved in various legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business. Management cannot presently predict the outcome of these matters, although management believes, based in part on the advice of counsel, that the ultimate resolution of these matters will not have a materially adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Our equity sponsor Mistral Capital Management, LLC (“Mistral”) performed management services for the Company under a contractual agreement that ended on January 31, 2021. One of our directors is a member and principal of Mistral. There were no management fees incurred in fiscal 2022. Management fees totaled approximately $0.4 million in both fiscal 2021 and 2020 and are included in selling, general and administrative expenses. There were no amounts payable to Mistral as of January 30, 2022. There were less than $0.1 million in amounts payable to Mistral as of January 31, 2021. In addition, the Company reimbursed Mistral for expenses incurred for less than $0.1 million for out-of-pocket expenses for fiscal 2021 and 2020. There were no such reimbursements in fiscal 2022.
Our equity sponsor Satori Capital, LLC (“Satori”) performed management services for the Company under a contractual agreement that ended on January 31, 2021. There were no management fees incurred in fiscal 2022. Management fees totaled approximately $0.1 millions in both fiscal 2021 and 2020 and are included in selling, general and administrative expenses. There were no amounts payable to Satori as of January 30, 2022. Amounts payable to Satori as of January 31, 2021 were less than $0.1 million consisting of management fees which were included in accounts payable in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of January 31, 2021. In addition, the Company reimbursed Satori for expenses incurred for less than $0.1 million for out-of-pocket expenses in both fiscal 2021 and 2020. There were no such reimbursements during fiscal 2022.
The Company engaged Blueport Commerce (“Blueport”), a company owned in part by investment vehicles affiliated with Mistral, as an ecommerce platform in February 2018. The Company terminated the Blueport contract in fiscal 2021 in order to launch a new enhanced ecommerce platform. There were no fees incurred in fiscal 2022. There were $2.1 million and $1.8 million of fees incurred with Blueport that were related to sales transacted through the Blueport platform during fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively. There was an additional $0.7 million of fees incurred with Blueport during fiscal 2021 related to Lovesac’s early termination of our contract. There were no amounts payable as of January 30, 2022 or January 31, 2021.
RECOVERY OF INSURANCE PROCEEDS
During fiscal year 2022, a warehouse the Company had inventory in was damaged by fire and qualified for a loss recovery claim. The Company disposed of inventory of approximately $0.6 million. The Company reached an agreement with its insurance carrier and the Company received a cash insurance recovery of approximately $1.2 million for the reimbursement of lost inventory and profit margin. Accordingly, the Company recognized a gain of approximately $0.6 million related to the recovery of lost profit margin and is included in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations as a reduction to cost of goods sold.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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