Commitments And Contingencies
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Commitments And Contingencies [Abstract]|
|Commitments And Contingencies||
11. Commitments and Contingencies
Adverse judgments and the costs of defending or resolving legal claims may be substantial and may have a material adverse impact on the Company’s financial statements. Management is not at this time able to estimate a range of reasonably possible losses with respect to matters in which it is reasonably possible that a loss will occur. In certain matters, management is unable to estimate the loss or reasonable range of loss until additional developments provide information sufficient to support an assessment of the loss or reasonable range of loss. Frequently in these matters, the claims are broad, and the plaintiffs have not quantified or factually supported their claims.
There were no material pending legal proceedings against BBX Capital or its subsidiaries as of March 31, 2021.
Renin Supplier Dispute
In October 2020, Renin incurred approximately $6.0 million in costs for the expedited shipment of products to Renin from a foreign supplier and an additional $2.0 million in costs for the expedited shipment of product displays from the same supplier. The supplier had failed to deliver both the products and displays on the contractually agreed upon delivery schedule, and Renin incurred these costs, which were significantly in excess of the shipping costs that would have been incurred had such products been delivered on schedule, based on its belief that the costs were necessary in order for Renin to meet its obligations to one of its major customers. The products were committed to be sold by Renin in connection with the customer’s November 2020 holiday sale program, while the displays were required to be delivered in connection with the rollout of new products with the customer. Renin believes that the supplier is liable to Renin for damages related to the increased costs pursuant to the terms of the agreements between Renin and the supplier and has notified the supplier that it is exercising a right of offset of the costs against outstanding amounts due to the supplier of approximately $8.1 million. However, the supplier is disputing that it is liable for the additional shipping costs and has demanded that Renin pay any outstanding amounts due to it.
As the supplier is disputing that it is liable to Renin for damages and there is no assurance regarding the ultimate resolution of the matter and whether Renin’s assertion that it is entitled to damages will be sustained, Renin recognized the cost of the products and related shipping costs of such products in cost of trade sales during the year ended December 31, 2020, while the costs of the displays and related shipping were deferred and are being amortized over the period in which the Company expects to benefit from their use.
As of March 31, 2021, this matter did not impact Renin’s compliance with the financial covenants under its outstanding credit facility with TD Bank. However, if Renin is unable to sustain its assertion that it is entitled to damages from the supplier and is ultimately required to pay the supplier for outstanding amounts due to it, Renin may be unable to comply with its covenants. If Renin is unable to comply with its covenants, it would be required to seek a waiver from the bank, and if unable to obtain a waiver, might lose availability under its line of credit, be required to provide additional collateral, and/or repay all or a portion of its borrowings, any of which would have a material adverse effect on the Company’s liquidity, financial position, and results.
Other Commitments and Guarantees
The entire disclosure for commitments, contingencies, and guarantees.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef