Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation [Abstract]|
|Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation||
BBX Capital, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the “Company” or, unless otherwise indicated or the context otherwise requires, “we,” “us,” or “our”) is a Florida-based diversified holding company. BBX Capital, Inc. as a standalone entity without its subsidiaries is referred to as “BBX Capital.” Prior to September 30, 2020, the Company was a wholly owned subsidiary of Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation (“Parent” or “BVH”), which was formerly known as BBX Capital Corporation.
Spin-Off from BVH
Prior to September 30, 2020, BVH was a Florida-based diversified holding company whose principal holdings were Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (“Bluegreen”), BBX Capital Real Estate LLC (“BBX Capital Real Estate” or “BBXRE”), BBX Sweet Holdings, LLC (“BBX Sweet Holdings”), and Renin Holdings, LLC (“Renin”). On September 30, 2020, BVH completed the spin-off of the Company, which separated BVH’s business, activities, and investments into two separate, publicly-traded companies: (i) BVH, which continues to hold its investment in Bluegreen, and (ii) BBX Capital, which continues to hold all of BVH’s other businesses and investments, including BBX Capital Real Estate, BBX Sweet Holdings, and Renin. The spin-off was consummated on September 30, 2020 with the distribution by BVH to its shareholders all of the outstanding shares of BBX Capital’s Common Stock through the distribution of one share of BBX Capital’s Class A Common Stock for each share of its Class A Common Stock held on September 22, 2020, the record date for the distribution, and one share of BBX Capital’s Class B Common Stock for each share of its Class B Common Stock held on the record date. Accordingly, as of the close of business on September 30, 2020, BVH ceased to have an ownership interest in the Company, and BVH’s shareholders who received shares of BBX Capital’s Common Stock in the distribution became shareholders of the Company following the spin-off.
In connection with the spin-off, BBX Capital was converted from a Florida limited liability company into a Florida corporation and changed its name from BBX Capital Florida LLC to BBX Capital, Inc., and BVH changed its name from BBX Capital Corporation to Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation. In addition, in connection with the spin-off, BVH issued a $75.0 million note payable to the Company that accrues interest at a rate of 6% per annum and requires payments of interest on a quarterly basis. Under the terms of the note, BVH will have the option in its discretion to defer interest payments under the note, with interest on the entire outstanding balance thereafter to accrue at a cumulative, compounded rate of 8% per annum until such time as BVH is current on all accrued payments under the note, including deferred interest. All outstanding amounts under the note will become due and payable in five years or earlier upon certain other events.
In October 2020, BBX Capital’s Class A Common Stock commenced trading on the OTCQX Best Market under the ticker symbol “BBXIA,” and its Class B Common Stock commenced trading on the OTC Pink Market under the ticker symbol “BBXIB.”
BBX Capital has two classes of common stock. Holders of BBX Capital’s Class A Common Stock are entitled to one vote per share, which in the aggregate represents 22% of the combined voting power of BBX Capital’s Class A Common Stock and the Class B Common Stock. BBX Capital’s Class B Common Stock represents the remaining 78% of the combined vote. As of September 30, 2020, the percentage of total common equity represented by the Class A and Class B Common Stock was 81% and 19%, respectively. BBX Capital’s Class B Common Stock is convertible into its Class A Common Stock on a share for share basis at any time at the option of the holder.
BBX Capital’s principal holdings include BBX Capital Real Estate, BBX Sweet Holdings, and Renin.
BBX Capital Real Estate
BBX Capital Real Estate is engaged in the acquisition, development, construction, ownership, financing, and management of real estate and investments in real estate joint ventures, including investments in multifamily rental apartment communities, single-family master-planned for sale housing communities, and commercial properties located primarily in Florida. In addition, BBX Capital Real Estate owns a 50% equity interest in The Altman Companies, LLC (the “Altman Companies”), a developer and manager of multifamily rental apartment communities, and manages the legacy assets acquired in connection with the Company’s sale of BankAtlantic in 2012, including portfolios of loans receivable, real estate properties, and judgments against past borrowers.
BBX Sweet Holdings
BBX Sweet Holdings is engaged in the ownership and management of operating businesses in the confectionery industry, including Hoffman’s Chocolates, a retailer of gourmet chocolates with retail locations in South Florida, and Las Olas Confections and Snacks, a manufacturer and wholesaler of chocolate and other confectionery products. BBX Sweet Holdings also owns approximately 93% of the equity interests in IT’SUGAR, a specialty candy retailer whose products include bulk candy, candy in giant packaging, and licensed and novelty items. Prior to September 22, 2020, the Company consolidated the financial statements of IT’SUGAR and its subsidiaries as a result of its 93% ownership of IT’SUGAR. However, as further discussed below, IT’SUGAR and its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the U.S. Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida on September 22, 2020, and the Company deconsolidated IT’SUGAR as a result of the filings and the uncertainties surrounding the nature, timing, and specifics of the bankruptcy proceedings.
Renin is engaged in the design, manufacture, and distribution of sliding doors, door systems and hardware, and home décor products and operates through its headquarters in Canada and two manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States and Canada. In addition to its own manufacturing, Renin also sources various products and raw materials from China and Vietnam.
In addition to its principal holdings, the Company has investments in other operating businesses, including a restaurant located in South Florida that was acquired through a loan foreclosure and an insurance agency.
In 2016, Food for Thought Restaurant Group (“FFTRG”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into area development and franchise agreements with MOD Pizza related to the development of up to approximately 60 MOD Pizza franchised restaurant locations throughout Florida. Through 2019, FFTRG had opened nine restaurant locations. As a result of FFTRG’s overall operating performance and the Company’s goal of streamlining its investment verticals, the Company entered into an agreement with MOD Pizza to terminate the area development and franchise agreements and transferred seven of its restaurant locations, including the related assets, operations, and lease obligations, to MOD Pizza in September 2019. In addition, the Company closed the remaining two locations and terminated the related lease agreements. FFTRG’s operations as a franchisee of MOD Pizza are presented as discontinued operations in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
Basis of Financial Statement Presentation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company include the combined financial statements of BBX Capital and its subsidiaries, including BBX Capital Real Estate, BBX Sweet Holdings, Renin, and FFTRG, as well as certain subsidiaries in which ownership was transferred from Parent in connection with the spin-off transaction described above.
Other than the Company’s statement of financial condition as of September 30, 2020, which reflects the condensed consolidated statement of financial condition of BBX Capital and its subsidiaries, these condensed consolidated financial statements have been derived from the accounting records of Parent and these companies and should be read with the accompanying notes thereto. Further, the condensed consolidated financial statements do not necessarily reflect what the results of operations, financial position, or cash flows would have been had the Company been a separate entity nor are they indicative of the future results of the Company.
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information. Accordingly, these financial statements do not include all of the information and disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements.
Financial statements prepared in conformity with GAAP require the Company to make estimates based on assumptions about current and, for some estimates, future economic and market conditions which affect reported amounts and related disclosures in the Company’s financial statements. Due to, among other things, the impact and potential future impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which is discussed in more detail below, actual conditions could differ from the Company’s expectations and estimates, which could materially affect the Company’s results of operations and financial condition. The severity, magnitude, and duration, as well as the economic consequences, of the COVID-19 pandemic, are uncertain, rapidly changing, and difficult to predict. As a result, the Company’s accounting estimates and assumptions may change over time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Such changes could result in, among other adjustments, future impairments of intangibles, long-lived assets, and investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries and future reserves for inventory and receivables.
The majority of the assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses, and cash flows of the Company have been identified based on the existing legal entities. However, the historical costs and expenses reflected in the financial statements also include an allocation for certain corporate and shared service functions that were historically provided by Parent prior to the spin-off. These expenses have been allocated to the Company on the basis of direct usage when identifiable, while the remainder of the expenses, including costs related to executive compensation, were allocated primarily on a pro-rata basis of combined revenues and equity in earnings of unconsolidated joint ventures of Parent and its subsidiaries. However, the allocation of corporate expenses excludes costs specific to the spin-off and the acceleration of compensation expense in connection with the spin-off. The Company believes that the assumptions underlying the condensed consolidated financial statements, including the assumptions regarding the allocation of general corporate expenses from Parent, are reasonable. However, the condensed consolidated financial statements may not include all of the actual expenses that would have been incurred had the Company been operating as a standalone company during the periods presented. Actual costs that would have been incurred if the Company operated as a standalone company would depend on multiple factors, including organizational structure, technology infrastructure, and strategic direction. In addition, following the spin-off on September 30, 2020, the Company also incurs additional costs associated with being a public company that are not reflected in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.
These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes are presented as permitted by Form 10-Q and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited combined carve-out financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s Information Statement, dated August 27, 2020, attached as Exhibit 99.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the SEC on August 27, 2020 (the “Form 10 Information Statement”).
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of BBX Capital’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, other entities in which BBX Capital or its wholly-owned subsidiaries hold controlling financial interests, and any variable interest entities (“VIEs”) in which BBX Capital or one of its consolidated subsidiaries is deemed the primary beneficiary of the VIE. All significant inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented disruption in the U.S. and global economies and the industries in which the Company operates due to, among other things, government ordered “shelter in place” and “stay at home” orders and advisories, travel restrictions, and restrictions on business operations, including government guidance and restrictions with respect to travel, public accommodations, social gatherings, and related matters, as well as the general public’s reaction to the pandemic. The disruptions arising from the pandemic and the reaction of the general public had a significant adverse impact on the Company's financial condition and operations during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. The duration and severity of the pandemic and related disruptions, as well as the adverse impact on economic and market conditions, are uncertain; however, given the nature of these circumstances, the adverse impact of the pandemic on the Company’s condensed consolidated results of operations, cash flows, and financial condition in 2020 has been, and is expected to continue to be, material. Furthermore, although the duration and severity of the effects of the pandemic are uncertain, demand for many of the Company’s products and services may remain weak for a significant length of time, and the Company cannot predict if or when the industries in which the Company operates will return to pre-pandemic levels.
Although the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s principal holdings and management’s efforts to mitigate the effects of the pandemic has varied, as described in further detail below, BBX Capital and its subsidiaries have sought to take steps to manage expenses through cost saving initiatives and reductions in employee head count and actions to increase liquidity and strengthen the Company’s financial position, including reducing planned capital expenditures. As of September 30, 2020, the Company’s consolidated cash balances were $96.6 million.
The Altman Companies and Related Investments
To date, the COVID-19 pandemic has not significantly impacted construction activities which remain ongoing at the existing projects sponsored by the Altman Companies, and as a result, the Altman Companies continues to generate development and general contractor fees from such projects. In addition, through September 30, 2020, the Altman Companies had collected in excess of 97% of the rents at the multifamily apartment communities under its management. While its leasing activities were conducted virtually during March through May 2020, the Altman Companies has reopened its leasing offices for visits by appointment. Although the Altman Companies experienced a decline in tenant demand and in the volume of new leases during the second quarter of 2020, it generally experienced an increase in the volume of new leases at its communities during the third quarter of 2020. However, in an effort to maintain occupancy at its stabilized communities and increase occupancy at its communities under development, commencing in the second quarter and through the third quarter of 2020, the Altman Companies offered an increased number of concessions to prospective and renewing tenants.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy remains uncertain, and the effects of the pandemic, including a prolonged economic downturn, high unemployment, the expiration of or a decrease in government benefits to individuals, and government-mandated moratoriums on tenant evictions, could ultimately have a longer term and more significant impact on rental rates, occupancy levels, and rent collections, including an increase in tenant delinquencies and/or requests for rent abatements. These effects would impact the amount of rental revenues generated from the multifamily apartment communities sponsored and managed by the Altman Companies, the extent of management fees earned by the Altman Companies, and the ability of the related joint ventures to stabilize and successfully sell such communities. Furthermore, a decline in rental revenues at developments sponsored by the Altman Companies could require it, as the sponsor and managing member, to fund operating shortfalls in certain circumstances.
Further, while there are indications that the capitalization rates for multifamily apartment communities similar to those sponsored and managed by the Altman Companies have generally remained steady, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic conditions in general, including uncertainty regarding the severity and duration of such impact, has adversely impacted the level of real estate sales activity and overall credit markets and may ultimately have a significant adverse impact on capitalization rates and real estate values in future periods, particularly if there is a prolonged economic downturn.
If there is a significant adverse impact on real estate values as a result of lower rental revenues, higher capitalization rates, or otherwise, the joint ventures sponsored by the Altman Companies may be unable to sell their respective multifamily apartment developments within the time frames previously anticipated and/or for the previously forecasted sales prices, if at all, which may impact the profits expected to be earned by BBXRE from its investment in the managing member of such projects and the ability of the joint ventures to repay or refinance construction loans on such projects and could result in the recognition of impairment losses related to BBXRE’s investment in such projects. Furthermore, the Altman Companies may be unable to close on the equity and/or debt financing necessary to commence the construction of new projects, including the development of Altis at Lake Willis, which could result in increased operating losses at the Altman Companies due to a decline in development, general contractor, and management fees, the recognition of impairment losses by BBXRE and/or the Altman Companies related to their current investments in predevelopment expenditures and land acquired for development, and the recognition of impairment losses related to BBXRE’s overall investment in the Altman Companies, as the profitability and value of the Altman Companies is directly correlated with its ability to source new development opportunities.
Beacon Lake Master Planned Development
Following the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, unaffiliated homebuilders at the Beacon Lake Community experienced a decline in the volume of sales traffic and home sales and requested extensions of their existing agreements for the purchase of additional developed lots from BBXRE, and BBXRE agreed to such extensions. Subsequently, sales activity significantly increased in May 2020 and generally returned to pre-pandemic levels subsequent to May 2020. Based on that activity, BBXRE currently expects the sale of the remaining developed lots to occur pursuant to its purchase agreements with the homebuilders under the modified takedown schedules. However, there is no assurance that this will be the case, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and demand for single-family housing remain uncertain and could result in further requests by homebuilders to extend the timing of their purchase of developed lots and/or failure of the homebuilders to meet their obligations under these contracts. In addition, a decline in home prices as a result of the economic impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic could result in a decrease in contractually owed contingent revenues expected to be earned by BBXRE in connection with sales of homes by homebuilders on developed lots previously sold to them, as well as a decrease in the expected sales prices for the unsold lots comprising the remainder of the Beacon Lakes Community. Although BBXRE does not currently expect that there will be a significant decrease in the sales prices or fair value of its unsold lots, a significant decline in the demand and pricing for single-family homes could result in the recognition of impairment losses in future periods.
In March 2020, as a result of various factors, including government-mandated closures and CDC and WHO advisories in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, IT’SUGAR closed all of its retail locations and furloughed all store employees and the majority of its corporate employees. Between May 2020 and September 2020, IT’SUGAR reopened nearly all of its approximately 100 locations that were open prior to the pandemic as part of a phased reopening plan which included revised store floor plans, increased sanitation protocols, and the gradual recall of furloughed store and corporate employees to full or part-time employment. However, from time to time, IT’SUGAR has been required to close previously reopened locations as a result of various factors, including government- mandated closures and staffing shortages.
IT’SUGAR ceased paying rent to the landlords of its closed locations in April 2020 and engaged in negotiations with its landlords for rent abatements, deferrals, and other modifications for both the period of time that the locations were closed and the subsequent period that the locations have been opened and operating under conditions which have been affected by the pandemic. In addition to its unpaid rental obligations, IT’SUGAR ceased paying various outstanding obligations to its vendors.
Although IT’SUGAR was able to reopen its retail locations and received an advance of $2.0 million from a subsidiary of BBX Capital (as further described in Note 7), IT’SUGAR was unable to maintain sufficient liquidity to sustain its operations as i) it was unable to obtain significant rent abatements or deferrals from its landlords and amended payment terms from its vendors and ii) its sales volumes had not sufficiently improved and stabilized following the reopening of its locations. In particular, although a significant portion of its retail locations were reopened during the three months ended September 30, 2020, IT’SUGAR’s total revenues for the period declined by approximately 50.4% as compared to the comparable period in 2019. As a result, on September 22, 2020, IT’SUGAR and its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida (the “Bankruptcy Court”) (the cases commenced by such filings, the “Bankruptcy Cases”).
Under Section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code, the filing of bankruptcy petitions automatically stays most actions against IT’SUGAR, including most actions to collect pre-petition indebtedness or to exercise control of the property of IT’SUGAR. Accordingly, absent an order of the Bankruptcy Court, substantially all pre-petition liabilities will be subject to settlement under a plan of reorganization, as further described below.
In order to successfully exit the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases, IT’SUGAR will need to propose, and obtain confirmation by the Bankruptcy Court of, a plan of reorganization or liquidation (the “Reorganization Plan”) that satisfies the requirements of the Bankruptcy Code. The Reorganization Plan will determine the rights and claims of various creditors and security holders, and under the priority rules established by the Bankruptcy Code, certain post-petition liabilities and pre-petition liabilities will be given priority over pre-petition indebtedness and need to be satisfied before unsecured creditors or stockholders are entitled to any distribution. As provided by the Bankruptcy Code, IT’SUGAR initially has the exclusive right to solicit a plan and plans to submit a Reorganization Plan to the Bankruptcy Court in the near future. In connection with the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases, the Office of the United States Trustee, a division of the Department of Justice, has appointed an official committee of unsecured creditors (the “Creditors’ Committee”), which has a right to be heard on all matters that come before the Bankruptcy Court, including the confirmation of the Reorganization Plan.
If IT’SUGAR fails to file a Reorganization Plan or if the Bankruptcy Court does not confirm a Reorganization Plan filed by IT’SUGAR, the Bankruptcy Cases could be converted to cases under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. Under Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, a trustee would be appointed to collect IT’SUGAR’s assets, reduce them to cash, and distribute the proceeds to IT’SUGAR’s creditors in accordance with the statutory scheme of the Bankruptcy Code. Alternatively, if IT’SUGAR’s Reorganization Plan is not confirmed by the Bankruptcy Court, in lieu of the conversion of the Bankruptcy Cases to Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, the Bankruptcy Court could dismiss the Bankruptcy Cases.
At the current time, IT’SUGAR is continuing to operate its retail locations under the supervision of the Bankruptcy Court and Creditors’ Committee and is negotiating with its creditors in relation to a proposed Reorganization Plan and the terms of amendments to the lease agreements associated with its retail locations. In addition, as further described in Note 17, in October 2020, IT’SUGAR obtained a $4.0 million “debtor in possession” (“DIP”) credit facility from a subsidiary of BBX Capital that was approved by the Bankruptcy Court on an interim basis pending a final hearing. As of November 9, 2020, $2.0 million had been funded to IT’SUGAR under the DIP credit facility.
At this time, it is not possible to predict the ultimate effect of the reorganization process on IT’SUGAR’s business and creditors or when, or if, IT’SUGAR may emerge from bankruptcy. While the reorganization process may improve IT’SUGAR’s result of operations, cash flows, and financial condition if it obtains relief in relation to its pre-petition liabilities and it is able to negotiate amendments to its lease agreements that lower its ongoing occupancy costs, there is no assurance that it will obtain such relief, and the ultimate impact of the Bankruptcy Cases and the reorganization process on IT’SUGAR and its results of operations, cash flows, or financial condition remains uncertain. Further, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on demand, sales levels, and consumer behavior, as well as the current recessionary economic environment, have had and could continue to have a material adverse effect on IT’SUGAR’s business, results of operations, and financial condition during the bankruptcy proceedings and thereafter.
As a result of IT’SUGAR filing the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases and the uncertainties surrounding the nature, timing, and specifics of the bankruptcy proceedings, the Company deconsolidated IT’SUGAR as of September 22, 2020 and recognized a loss of $3.3 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 in connection with the deconsolidation, as further described in Note 17. Prior to the deconsolidation of IT’SUGAR, the Company recognized $25.3 million of impairment losses during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 related to IT’SUGAR’s goodwill and long-lived assets as a result of the effects of the pandemic, including the recognition of a goodwill impairment loss of $20.3 million based on a decline in the estimated fair value of IT’SUGAR. The decline in the estimated fair value of IT’SUGAR during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to the Company’s prior valuation of IT’SUGAR as of December 31, 2019 reflected the impact on the Company’s estimated future cash flows of the temporary closure of IT’SUGAR’s retail locations commencing in March 2020, including the liabilities incurred by IT’SUGAR during the shutdown, and considered scenarios in which IT’SUGAR’s business and sales volumes would stabilize following the phased reopening of its retail locations. The Company’s estimated discount rate applicable to IT’SUGAR’s cash flows was also increased to reflect, among other things, changes in market conditions, the uncertainty of the duration and severity of the economic downturn, uncertainty related to the retail environment and consumer behavior, uncertainty related to IT’SUGAR’s ability to stabilize its operations and implement its long-term strategies for its business, and the deterioration in IT’SUGAR’s financial condition as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its lack of sufficient liquidity for its operations during 2020.
The Company’s assessment of IT’SUGAR’s assets for impairment, as well as its estimate of the fair value of its investment in IT’SUGAR in connection with the deconsolidation of IT’SUGAR, required the Company to make estimates based on facts and circumstances as of each reporting date and assumptions about current and future economic and market conditions. These assumptions included the stabilization of IT’SUGAR following a phased reopening of its retail locations in 2020 and its ability to access and operate in its retail locations in spite of ongoing negotiations with the landlords of these locations related to unpaid rents. Further, the Company’s estimated fair value of its investment in IT’SUGAR at the time of its filing of Bankruptcy Cases included assumptions related to relief of pre-petition obligations and improved occupancy costs as a result of renegotiated lease agreements for its retail locations. In addition, the Company’s estimates assumed that there would not be a material permanent decline in the demand for IT’SUGAR’s products and that IT’SUGAR will ultimately in the future return to its full operations and implement its long-term strategy to reinvest in and grow its business. However, as it is difficult to predict i) the severity, magnitude, and duration, as well as the economic consequences, of the COVID-19 pandemic, which are uncertain and rapidly changing and may involve the re-implementation of government mandated closures or operating restrictions, and ii) the ultimate outcome of IT’SUGAR’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases, these estimates and assumptions may change over time, which may result in the recognition of additional impairment losses related to the Company’s investment in IT’SUGAR that would be material to the Company’s financial statements. Changes in assumptions that could materially impact the Company’s estimates related to IT’SUGAR that could result in the recognition of impairment losses in future periods include, but are not limited to, IT’SUGAR’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases being converted to Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, IT’SUGAR not obtaining expected relief during the reorganization, a material permanent decline in demand for IT’SUGAR’s products, IT’SUGAR abandoning its long-term strategy to reinvest and grow its business as a result of changes in consumer demand, and significant additional closures following the initial reopening of locations as a result of additional outbreaks of COVID-19.
See Note 6 for additional information with respect to the recognition of impairment losses related to IT’SUGAR.
Hoffman’s Chocolates and Las Olas Confections and Snacks
In addition to the material adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on IT’SUGAR’s operations, BBX Sweet Holdings’ other operations have also been impacted by the pandemic. In March 2020, Hoffman’s Chocolates closed all of its retail locations to customer traffic and limited sales to curbside pickup (where allowable by government mandates) and online customers, and during the three months ended June 30, 2020, it commenced a phased reopening of its locations to customer traffic. As of July 1, 2020, Hoffman’s Chocolates had reopened all of its locations, and its sales volumes during the three months ended September 30, 2020 were approximately 71% of pre-pandemic levels (as compared to the comparable period in 2019). Although Las Olas Confections and Snacks experienced a decline in sales through the second quarter of 2020, its manufacturing and distribution processes were not materially impacted by the pandemic, and its sales during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 were approximately 92% of pre-pandemic levels (as compared to the comparable period in 2019).
Hoffman’s Chocolates and Las Olas Confections and Snacks have also been engaged in negotiations with the landlords of their respective retail and manufacturing locations for rent abatements, deferrals, and other modifications. As of September 30, 2020, Hoffman’s Chocolates and Las Olas Confections and Snacks had accrued and unpaid current rental obligations of $0.2 million, which are included in other liabilities in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of financial condition, and they had executed lease amendments with respect to 6 of these locations, including Las Olas Confections and Snacks’ manufacturing facility in Orlando, Florida. There is no assurance that the sales volumes of these businesses will improve, and they may be required to close previously reopened locations as a result of governments reimplementing mandated closures or otherwise. There is also no assurance that Hoffman’s Chocolates will be able to execute a lease amendment with the landlord of its remaining location for which an agreement has yet to be reached, and due to the uncertainty related to these businesses as a result of the pandemic, there is no assurance they will be in a position to meet their obligations under the terms of lease agreements and amendments that have been executed or are otherwise being negotiated.
As of September 30, 2020, Renin had not been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has continued to operate both of its manufacturing and distribution facilities, source various products and raw materials from China and Vietnam, and sell its products through various channels. Further, in October 2020, Renin acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed certain of the liabilities of Colonial Elegance Inc. (“Colonial Elegance”), a supplier and distributor of building products, including barn doors, closet doors, and stair parts, that is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, for a base purchase price of CAD $51.0 million (approximately USD $39.0 million). See Note 18 for additional information related to the acquisition, including i) Renin’s acquisition of excess working capital held by Colonial Elegance for CAD $6.7 million (approximately USD $5.1 million) and ii) the expansion of its existing credit facility with TD Bank to partially fund the acquisition.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (as subsequently amended and clarified by various ASUs). This standard introduces an approach of estimating credit losses on certain types of financial instruments based on expected losses and expands the disclosure requirements regarding an entity’s assumptions, models, and methods for estimating its allowance for credit losses. The standard also requires entities to record an allowance for credit losses for available for sale debt securities rather than reduce the carrying amount under the other-than temporary impairment model. In addition, the standard requires entities to disclose the amortized cost balance for each class of financial asset by credit quality indicator, disaggregated by the year of origination (i.e., by vintage year). The Company adopted this standard on January 1, 2020 using a modified retrospective method and did not recognize a cumulative effect adjustment upon adoption of the standard as the Company’s trade receivables are generally due 30 to 60 days from the date of the invoice with minimal historical loss experience. The Company’s loans receivable are legacy loans from its sale of BankAtlantic that have been written down to the collateral value less cost to sell with interest recognized on a cash basis. As such, the adoption of the standard did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820), Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement. This standard modifies the disclosure requirements in Topic 820 related to the valuation techniques and inputs used in fair value measurements, uncertainty in measurement, and changes in measurements applied. This standard was effective for the Company on January 1, 2020, and the adoption of the standard did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and disclosures.
FASB Staff Q&A Accounting for Lease Concessions Related to the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Topic 842): The FASB issued guidance on lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic allowing entities to make an election to account for lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as if the enforceable rights and obligations for those concessions existed in the lease contract (regardless of whether those enforceable rights and obligations for the concessions explicitly exist in the lease contract). Consequently, for concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, an entity will not have to analyze each contract to determine whether enforceable rights and obligations for concessions exist in the contract and can elect to apply or not apply the lease modification guidance of Topic 842. The election only applies to concessions that do not result in a substantial increase in the rights of the lessor or the obligations of the lessee.
Pursuant to this FASB guidance, the Company has elected to account for lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as if the rights and obligations related to such concessions existed in the related lease agreements. Accordingly, if a concession does not result in a substantial increase in the rights of the lessor or the Company’s obligations as the lessee, the Company will elect to not account for the concession as a modification and will not remeasure the lease liability and right-of-use asset for such leases. If rent is deferred pursuant to a concession, such rents will be accrued pursuant to the existing terms of the lease, and the related liability will be relieved when the rental payment is made to the landlord pursuant to the terms of the concession. If rent is abated pursuant to a concession, the Company’s rent expense will be decreased by the amount of the abated rental payment in the period in which the payment was otherwise due pursuant to the existing terms of the lease.
As of September 30, 2020, excluding agreements executed by IT’SUGAR prior to its filing of the Bankruptcy Cases and related deconsolidation by the Company, the Company had executed 7 agreements related to lease concessions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, which included a combination of rent deferrals and abatements. Under the terms of such agreements, rent payments subject to deferral are generally required to be paid between 1- 21 months following the execution of the agreements based on the payment schedules specified in such agreements. The Company accounted for 3 of these agreements as modifications and remeasured the related lease liabilities as the concessions extended the lease terms and increased the Company’s overall obligations under the related lease agreements. The Company did not account for the remaining 4 agreements as modifications as the concessions did not result in a substantial increase in the rights of the lessor or the obligations of the Company as the lessee. Under these agreements, deferrals and abatements of rental payments were $0.2 million and $0.3 million, respectively, for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, which were not accounted for as modifications. As of September 30, 2020, $0.1 million of these deferred amounts had been paid to the respective landlords.
ASU No. 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. This standard removes specific exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740 including exceptions related to (i) the incremental approach for intraperiod tax allocations, (ii) accounting for basis differences when there are ownership changes in foreign investments, and (iii) interim period income tax accounting for year-to-date losses that exceed anticipated losses. The statement is effective for the Company on January 1, 2021 and interim periods within that fiscal year. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that this standard may have on its consolidated financial statements.
ASU No. 2020-04 Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting. This standard provides relief for companies preparing for discontinuation of LIBOR in response to the Financial Conduct Authority (the regulatory authority over LIBOR) plan for a phase out of regulatory oversight of LIBOR interest rate indices after 2021 to allow for an orderly transition to an alternate reference rate. The Alternative Reference Rates Committee (“ARRC”) has proposed that the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) is the rate that represents best practice as the alternative to LIBOR for promissory notes or other contracts that are currently indexed to LIBOR. The ARRC has proposed a market transition plan to SOFR from LIBOR, and organizations are currently working on transition plans as it relates to derivatives and cash markets exposed to LIBOR. The Company currently has a LIBOR indexed line of credit which has a balance of $4.9 million and matures after 2021. Although companies can apply this standard immediately, the guidance will only be available for a limited time, generally through December 31, 2022. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact that the eventual replacement of the LIBOR benchmark interest rate could have on its results of operations, liquidity and consolidated financial statements and the related impact that this standard may have on its consolidated financial statements.
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