Commitments and Contingencies
|6 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
Note 11. Commitments and Contingencies
The Company leased three office locations in Huntersville, NC pursuant to three- and five-year lease agreements, and one month-to-month lease. The three-year lease agreement expired in April 2018 in connection with a move in corporate office location, the month to month lease expired in January 2018, and the five-year lease agreement expires in November 2022. The operating leases provide for annual real estate tax and cost of living increases and contain predetermined increases in the rentals payable during the terms of the leases. The aggregate rent expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The total lease rental expense was $36,898 and $34,611 for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The total lease rental expense was $73,701 and $51,718 for the six months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
The aggregate rent expense on various equipment for the Company’s Huntersville, NC location and the NY Facility is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The total lease rental expense was $17,130 and $67,611 for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The total lease rental expense was $36,842 and $127,010 for the six months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
Ontario County Industrial Development Authority Agreement
On February 27, 2018, the Company entered into a Lease and Project Agreement (the “Lease and Project Agreement”) and a Company Lease Agreement (the “Company Lease Agreement” and together with the Lease and Project Agreement, the “OCIDA Agreements”), each dated as of February 1, 2018, with the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency, a public benefit corporation of the State of New York (the “OCIDA”). Pursuant to the OCIDA Agreements, the Company will lease for $1.00 annually to the OCIDA an approximately 9.995-acre parcel of land in Canandaigua, New York, together with the improvements thereon (including the NY Facility), and transfer title to certain related equipment and personal property to the OCIDA. The OCIDA will lease such land and improvements back to the Company for annual rent payments specified in the Lease and Project Agreement for the Company’s primary use as research and development, manufacturing, warehouse and professional office space in its business, and to be subleased, in part, by the Company to various existing tenants. The Company expects substantial tax savings during the term of the OCIDA Agreements, which expire on December 31, 2028. In addition, subject to the terms of the Lease and Project Agreement, certain purchases and leases of eligible items will be exempt from the imposition of sales and use taxes. Subject to the terms of the Lease and Project Agreement, the OCIDA has also granted to the Company an exemption from certain mortgage recording taxes for one or more mortgages securing an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $12.0 million, or such greater amount as approved by the OCIDA in its sole and absolute discretion. The benefits provided to the Company pursuant to the terms of the Lease and Project Agreement are subject to claw back over the life of the OCIDA Agreements upon certain recapture events, including certain events of default.
Real Estate Contingent Liability
In connection with the acquisition of the NY Facility and related assets, including STC-MEMS, a semiconductor wafer-manufacturing and MEMS operation with associated wafer-manufacturing tools, the Company agreed to pay to Fuller Road Management Corporation, an affiliate of The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a penalty, as set forth below, if the Company sells the property subject to the related Definitive Real Property Purchase Agreement within three (3) years after the date of such agreement for an amount in excess of $1,750,000, subject to certain enumerated exceptions. The penalty imposed shall be equivalent to the amount that the sales price of the property exceeds $1,750,000 up to the maximum penalty (“Maximum Penalty”) defined below:
The fair value of the contingent liability was calculated by an independent third-party appraisal firm, utilizing a present value calculation based on the probability the Company sells the property triggering the contingent penalty and a discount rate of 17.0%. The discount rate was derived from a weighted average cost of capital, modified to include the effects of the bargain purchase price, and assumes a percentage chance of real estate sale of 25% - 35% between years two and three. As of December 31, 2018, and June 30, 2018, the fair value of the contingent liability was $1,330,411 and $1,229,966 respectively. During the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company marked the contingent liability to fair value and recorded a loss of ($53,521) and ($79,305), respectively, relating to the change in fair value. During the six months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company marked the contingent liability to fair value and recorded a loss of ($100,445) and ($79,305), respectively, relating to the change in fair value.
Litigation, Claims and Assessments
From time to time, the Company may become involved in lawsuits, investigations and claims that arise in the ordinary course of business, including the matter described below. The Company believes it has meritorious defenses against all pending claims and intends to vigorously pursue them. While it is not possible to predict or determine the outcomes of any pending actions, the Company believes the amount of liability, if any, with respect to such actions, would not materially affect its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
On November 5, 2018 the Company filed a Form 8-K reporting the end of employment of its principal financial officer, John T. Kurtzweil (the “Former CFO”). Mr. Kurtzweil’s employment was terminated for cause unanimously by the Company’s Board of Directors pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement, and not due to any disagreement concerning the Company’s financial statements, accounting policies or accounting practices. The Former CFO disputes the termination for cause and has since filed for an arbitration hearing pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement. The Company has not recorded a loss contingency associated with the Former CFO’s termination. In accordance with the Former CFO’s employment agreement, if it is determined that grounds for termination were for cause then the expense to the Company would be $0. If it is determined that grounds were without cause then it would result in the cash expenditure of approximately $208,000 representing 1 years’ salary, COBRA and cost of living expense, and prorated bonus up to the date of termination. Additionally, the Company would record a non-cash expense of approximately $883,000 representing the immediate full vesting of restricted stock units and stock options on the date of termination.
Tax Credit Contingency
The Company accrues a liability for indirect tax contingencies when it believes that it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and that it can reasonably estimate the amount of the loss. The Company reviews these accruals and adjusts them to reflect ongoing negotiations, settlements, rulings, advice of legal counsel and other relevant information. To the extent new information is obtained and the Company’s views on the probable outcomes of claims, suits, assessments, investigations or legal proceedings change, changes in the Company’s accrued liabilities would be recorded in the period in which such determination is made.
The Company’s gross unrecognized indirect tax credits totaled $0.1 million and $0.1 million as of December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively, and is recorded on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as a long-term liability.
The entire disclosure for significant arrangements with third parties, which includes operating lease arrangements and arrangements in which the entity has agreed to expend funds to procure goods or services, or has agreed to commit resources to supply goods or services, and operating lease arrangements. Descriptions may include identification of the specific goods and services, period of time covered, minimum quantities and amounts, and cancellation rights.
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