Operating and Finance Lease Right-of-Use Assets
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Sep. 30, 2020
|Operating and Finance Lease Right-of-Use Assets||
NOTE 8. OPERATING AND FINANCE LEASE
We account for leases in accordance with ASC 842, “
Leases” that requires lessees to recognize Right of Use (“ROU”) assets and lease liabilities calculated based on the present value of lease payments for all lease agreements with terms that are greater than twelve months. ASC 842 distinguishes leases as either a finance lease or an operating lease that affects how the leases are measured and presented in the statement of operations and statement of cash flows.
Our leased assets include offices and studios, transmitter locations, antenna sites, towers, tower sites, and land. Our lease portfolio has terms remaining from less than
one-yearup to twenty years. Many of these leases contain options under which we can extend the term from five to twenty years, the exercise of which is at our sole discretion. Renewal options are excluded from our calculation of lease liabilities unless we are reasonably assured to exercise the renewal option. Our lease agreements do not contain residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants. We lease certain properties from our principal stockholders or from trusts and partnerships created for the benefit of the principal stockholders and their families. These leases are designated as Related Party leases in the details provided. We are obligated to pay taxes, insurance and common area maintenance charges under a majority of our lease agreements.
Operating leases are reflected on our balance sheet within operating lease ROU assets and the related current and
non-currentoperating lease liabilities. ROU assets represent the right to use an underlying asset for the lease term, and lease liabilities represent the obligation to make lease payments arising from lease agreement. Operating lease ROU assets and liabilities are recognized at the commencement date, or the date on which the lessor makes the underlying asset available for use, based upon the present value of the lease payments over the respective lease term. Lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term, subject to any changes in the lease or expectation regarding the lease terms. Variable lease costs, such as common area maintenance, property taxes and insurance, are expensed as incurred.
Due to the adverse economic impact of the
COVID-19pandemic, we began negotiating with landlords in April 2020 to obtain rent concessions in order to improve short-term liquidity. We withheld portions of and/or delayed payments to landlords as we negotiated terms. Total payments withheld at September 30, 2020 were approximately $0.3 million and are included in current lease liabilities. Additional negotiations of payment terms are still in process.
In some instances, the renegotiations have led to agreements with landlords for rent abatements or rental deferrals. In accordance with the FASB’s recent Staff Q&A regarding rent concessions related to the effects of the
COVID-19pandemic, we will not apply the lease modification guidance under ASC 842 to rent concessions that result in the total payments required under the modified contract that are substantially the same as or less than total payments required by the original contract. If other terms of the lease are changed or renegotiated in connection with the concession process, then the changes will be treated as a modification in accordance with ASC 842.
For qualifying rent abatement concessions, we recorded negative lease expense for abatement during the period of relief. During the nine
September 30, 2020, we recognized negative lease expense related to rent abatement concessions of $0.3 million. Additionally, we deferred cash payments of $0.6 million as of September 30, 2020 that are included in short-term and long-term operating lease liabilities as applicable based on repayment terms that range from October 2020 through December 2024.
Supplemental balance sheet information related to leases is as follows:
The components of lease expense were as follows:
Supplemental Cash Flow
Supplemental cash flow information related to leases was as follows:
Future minimum lease payments under leases that had initial or remaining
non-cancelablelease terms in excess of one year as of September 30, 2020, are as follows:
The entire disclosure for lessee entity's leasing arrangements including, but not limited to, all of the following: (a.) The basis on which contingent rental payments are determined, (b.) The existence and terms of renewal or purchase options and escalation clauses, (c.) Restrictions imposed by lease agreements, such as those concerning dividends, additional debt, and further leasing.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/otherTransitionRef