Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Leases

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Leases
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Leases [Abstract]  
Leases

10.    Leases



BBX Capital and its subsidiaries are lessees under various operating leases for retail stores, office space, equipment, and vehicles. Many of the Company’s lease agreements include one or more options to renew, with renewal terms that can extend the lease term from one to seven years, and the exercise of such renewal options is generally at the Company’s discretion. Certain of the Company’s lease agreements include rental payments based on a percentage of sales generated at the leased location over contractually specified levels, and others include rental payments adjusted periodically for inflation. The Company’s lease agreements do not contain material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants.



The Company recognizes right-of-use assets and lease liabilities associated with lease agreements with an initial term of 12 months or greater, while lease agreements with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded in the Company’s statement of financial condition. The Company generally does not include lease payments associated with renewal options that are exercisable at its discretion in the measurement of its right-of-use assets and lease liabilities as it is not reasonably certain that such options will be exercised. The table below sets forth information regarding the Company’s lease agreements which had an initial term of greater than 12 months (dollars in thousands):







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

As of

 

As of



 

December 31, 2020

 

December 31,  2019 (2)

Operating lease assets

 

$

13,488 

 

 

$

87,082 

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

$

14,141 

 

 

$

99,568 

 

Weighted average remaining lease term (years)

 

 

7.0 

 

 

 

6.6 

 

Weighted average discount rate (1)

 

 

5.36 

%

 

 

5.26 

%



(1)

As most of the Company’s lease agreements do not provide an implicit rate, the Company estimates incremental secured borrowing rates corresponding to the maturities of its lease agreements to determine the present value of future lease payments. To estimate incremental borrowing rates applicable to BBX Capital and its subsidiaries, the Company considers various factors, including the rates applicable to its recently issued debt and credit facilities and prevailing financial market conditions. The Company used the incremental borrowing rates applicable to BBX Capital and its subsidiaries on January 1, 2019 for operating leases that commenced prior to that date.

(2)

Includes IT’SUGAR’s operating leases. On September 22, 2020, the Company deconsolidated IT’SUGAR as a result of IT’SUGAR filing the Bankruptcy Cases and derecognized its operating lease assets and liabilities.



The Company generally recognizes lease costs associated with its operating leases on a straight-line basis over the lease term, while variable lease payments that do not depend on an index or rate are recognized as variable lease costs in the period in which the obligation for those payments is incurred. The table below sets forth information regarding the Company’s lease costs which are included in cost of trade sales and selling, general, and administrative expenses in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations (in thousands):







 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



 

For the Years Ended



 

December 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2019

Fixed lease costs

 

$

14,111 

 

$

19,944 

Short-term lease costs

 

 

283 

 

 

121 

Variable lease costs

 

 

3,584 

 

 

5,763 

Total operating lease costs

 

$

17,978 

 

$

25,828 



Included in the Company’s statement of cash flows under operating activities for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was $7.6 million and $18.7 million, respectively, of cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities. During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company obtained $4.7 million and $22.9 million, respectively, of right-of-use assets in exchange for operating lease liabilities.



The table below sets forth information regarding the maturity of the Company’s operating lease liabilities as of December 31, 2020 (in thousands):







 

 

 



 

 

 

Years Ending December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

$

3,113 

2022

 

 

2,511 

2023

 

 

2,082 

2024

 

 

2,054 

2025

 

 

1,940 

After 2025

 

 

5,356 

Total lease payments

 

 

17,056 

Less: interest

 

 

2,915 

Present value of lease liabilities

 

$

14,141 



The above operating lease payments exclude $10.8 million of legally binding minimum lease payments for lease agreements executed but not yet commenced, as the Company has not received possession of the leased property.





During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company recognized rent expenses under its lease agreements of $22.4 million, which is included in cost of trade sales and selling, general, and administrative expenses in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations.



Impairment Testing



As described in Note 2, the Company tests its long-lived assets, including right-of-use assets and asset groups that include right-of-use assets, for recoverability whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets or asset groups may not be recoverable. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company concluded that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic indicated that the carrying amount of certain of its asset groups that include right-of-use assets may not be recoverable, including asset groups associated with certain of its retail locations which were temporarily closed as a result of the pandemic. In such circumstances, the Company compared its estimated undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use of such asset groups with their respective carrying amounts, and to the extent that such carrying amounts were in excess of the related undiscounted cash flows, the Company estimated the fair values of the applicable asset groups and recognized impairment losses based on the excess of the carrying amounts of such asset groups over their estimated fair values. In certain circumstances, the Company estimated the fair value of individual assets within its asset groups, including right-of-use assets associated with its retail locations, to determine the extent to which an impairment loss should be allocated to such assets.



As a result of the Company’s testing of certain of its right-of-use assets for impairment, the Company recognized impairment losses of $4.1 million during the year ended December 31, 2020 related primarily to right-of-use assets associated with certain of IT’SUGAR’s retail locations. The recognition of these impairment losses primarily resulted from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the estimated cash flows expected to be generated by the related asset groups. The Company did not record any impairment losses from continuing operations related to right-of-use assets during the year ended December 31, 2019.