UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended August 1, 2020

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from _____________________ to _____________________

Commission File Number: 001-38026

 

J.Jill, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

Delaware

 

45-1459825

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

4 Batterymarch Park,

Quincy, MA 02169

 

02169

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 376-4300

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

JILL

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes    No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

 

  

Accelerated filer

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

  

Smaller reporting company

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

As of September 10, 2020, the registrant had 44,819,549 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share, outstanding.

 

 

 

 


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PART I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

 

2

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Unaudited)

 

3

 

Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Equity (Unaudited)

 

4

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

 

5

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

6

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

16

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

26

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

 

26

PART II.

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

 

28

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

 

28

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

29

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

29

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

 

29

Item 5.

Other Information

 

29

Item 6.

Exhibits

 

29

Exhibit Index

 

30

Signatures

 

31

 

 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

J.Jill, Inc.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except share data)

 

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

February 1, 2020

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

31,762

 

 

$

21,527

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

4,165

 

 

 

6,568

 

Inventories, net

 

 

64,214

 

 

 

72,599

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

44,095

 

 

 

22,256

 

Total current assets

 

 

144,236

 

 

 

122,950

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

89,647

 

 

 

107,645

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

101,505

 

 

 

112,814

 

Goodwill

 

 

59,697

 

 

 

77,597

 

Operating lease assets, net

 

 

177,391

 

 

 

211,332

 

Other assets

 

 

2,174

 

 

 

1,650

 

Total assets

 

$

574,650

 

 

$

633,988

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

43,971

 

 

$

43,053

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

 

69,559

 

 

 

42,712

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

233,352

 

 

 

2,799

 

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

 

 

34,520

 

 

 

33,875

 

Borrowings under revolving credit facility

 

 

31,800

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

413,202

 

 

 

122,439

 

Long-term debt, net of discount and current portion

 

 

 

 

 

231,200

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

16,285

 

 

 

31,034

 

Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion

 

 

192,973

 

 

 

208,800

 

Other liabilities

 

 

1,787

 

 

 

1,950

 

Total liabilities

 

 

624,247

 

 

 

595,423

 

Commitments and contingencies (see Note 12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; 250,000,000 shares authorized; 44,802,370 and 44,288,127 shares issued and outstanding at August 1, 2020 and February 1, 2020, respectively

 

 

448

 

 

 

443

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

126,212

 

 

 

125,076

 

Accumulated (deficit)

 

 

(176,257

)

 

 

(86,954

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

 

(49,597

)

 

 

38,565

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

574,650

 

 

$

633,988

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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J.Jill, Inc.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

For the Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

 

For the Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

 

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

August 3, 2019

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

August 3, 2019

 

Net sales

 

$

92,636

 

 

$

180,744

 

 

$

183,605

 

 

$

357,196

 

Costs of goods sold

 

 

37,616

 

 

 

75,403

 

 

 

78,420

 

 

 

135,599

 

Gross profit

 

 

55,020

 

 

 

105,341

 

 

 

105,185

 

 

 

221,597

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

77,737

 

 

 

102,634

 

 

 

165,645

 

 

 

208,079

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

 

(893

)

 

 

2,064

 

 

 

26,587

 

 

 

2,064

 

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 

 

 

88,428

 

 

 

17,900

 

 

 

88,428

 

Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

7,000

 

 

 

6,620

 

 

 

7,000

 

Operating loss

 

 

(21,824

)

 

 

(94,785

)

 

 

(111,567

)

 

 

(83,974

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

4,244

 

 

 

5,019

 

 

 

8,887

 

 

 

10,026

 

Loss before provision for income taxes

 

 

(26,068

)

 

 

(99,804

)

 

 

(120,454

)

 

 

(94,000

)

Income tax benefit

 

 

(7,034

)

 

 

(3,069

)

 

 

(31,151

)

 

 

(1,631

)

Net loss and total comprehensive loss

 

$

(19,034

)

 

$

(96,735

)

 

$

(89,303

)

 

$

(92,369

)

Net loss per common share attributable to common shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.43

)

 

$

(2.21

)

 

$

(2.00

)

 

$

(2.12

)

Diluted

 

$

(0.43

)

 

$

(2.21

)

 

$

(2.00

)

 

$

(2.12

)

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

44,767,154

 

 

 

43,793,348

 

 

 

44,589,034

 

 

 

43,560,434

 

Diluted

 

 

44,767,154

 

 

 

43,793,348

 

 

 

44,589,034

 

 

 

43,560,434

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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J.Jill, Inc.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands, except common share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Paid-in

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Shareholders’

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

(Deficit)

 

 

Equity

 

Balance, February 1, 2020

 

 

44,288,127

 

 

$

443

 

 

$

125,076

 

 

$

(86,954

)

 

$

38,565

 

Vesting of restricted stock units

 

 

691,008

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

(7

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares withheld for net-share settlement of equity-based compensation

 

 

(204,934

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

(135

)

 

 

 

 

 

(137

)

Equity-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

676

 

 

 

 

 

 

676

 

Net Loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(70,269

)

 

 

(70,269

)

Balance, May 2, 2020

 

 

44,774,201

 

 

$

448

 

 

$

125,610

 

 

$

(157,223

)

 

$

(31,165

)

Vesting of restricted stock units

 

 

39,804

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares withheld for net-share settlement of equity-based compensation

 

 

(11,635

)

 

 

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

 

 

 

(13

)

Equity-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

615

 

 

 

 

 

 

615

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19,034

)

 

 

(19,034

)

Balance, August 1, 2020

 

 

44,802,370

 

 

$

448

 

 

$

126,212

 

 

$

(176,257

)

 

$

(49,597

)

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Paid-in

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Shareholders’

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

Earnings

 

 

Equity

 

Balance, February 2, 2019

 

 

43,672,418

 

 

$

437

 

 

$

121,635

 

 

$

91,723

 

 

$

213,795

 

Adoption of ASU 2016-02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

59

 

 

 

59

 

Special cash dividend ($1.15 per share)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(50,154

)

 

 

(50,154

)

Vesting of restricted stock units

 

 

734,474

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

(7

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares withheld for net-share settlement of equity-based compensation

 

 

(239,117

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

(1,266

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1,268

)

Forfeiture of restricted stock awards

 

 

(69,978

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,202

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,202

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,366

 

 

 

4,366

 

Balance, May 4, 2019

 

 

44,097,797

 

 

$

441

 

 

$

121,565

 

 

$

45,994

 

 

$

168,000

 

Forfeitable dividend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

107

 

 

 

 

 

 

107

 

Forfeiture of restricted stock awards

 

 

(92,685

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,214

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,214

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(96,735

)

 

 

(96,735

)

Balance, August 3, 2019

 

 

44,005,112

 

 

$

440

 

 

$

122,887

 

 

$

(50,741

)

 

$

72,586

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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J.Jill, Inc.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

(in thousands)

 

 

 

For the Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

 

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

August 3, 2019

 

Net loss

 

$

(89,303

)

 

$

(92,369

)

Operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

17,307

 

 

 

18,846

 

Impairment of goodwill and intangible assets

 

 

24,520

 

 

 

95,428

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

 

26,587

 

 

 

2,064

 

Adjustment for costs to exit retail stores

 

 

(402

)

 

 

 

Loss on disposal of fixed assets

 

 

256

 

 

 

14

 

Noncash amortization of deferred financing and debt discount costs

 

 

812

 

 

 

827

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

1,291

 

 

 

2,416

 

Deferred rent incentives

 

 

(91

)

 

 

(88

)

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(14,749

)

 

 

(6,627

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

2,403

 

 

 

(1,990

)

Inventories

 

 

8,385

 

 

 

7,346

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(21,838

)

 

 

(2,460

)

Accounts payable

 

 

1,108

 

 

 

(1,812

)

Accrued expenses

 

 

27,810

 

 

 

1,733

 

Operating lease assets and liabilities

 

 

(772

)

 

 

283

 

Other noncurrent assets and liabilities

 

 

(664

)

 

 

(75

)

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

 

 

(17,340

)

 

 

23,536

 

Investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(2,675

)

 

 

(7,904

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(2,675

)

 

 

(7,904

)

Financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings under revolving credit facility

 

 

33,000

 

 

 

 

Repayments of revolving credit facility

 

 

(1,200

)

 

 

 

Repayments on debt

 

 

(1,399

)

 

 

(1,399

)

Payments of withholding tax on net-share settlement of equity-based compensation plans

 

 

(151

)

 

 

(1,266

)

Special dividend paid to shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

(50,154

)

Forfeitable dividend

 

 

 

 

 

107

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

30,250

 

 

 

(52,712

)

Net change in cash

 

 

10,235

 

 

 

(37,080

)

Cash:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of Period

 

 

21,527

 

 

 

66,204

 

End of Period

 

$

31,762

 

 

$

29,124

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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J.Jill, Inc.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

1. Description of Business

J.Jill, Inc., “J.Jill” or the “Company”, is a premier omnichannel retailer and nationally recognized women’s apparel brand committed to delighting customers with great wear-now product. The brand represents an easy, thoughtful and inspired style that reflects the confidence of remarkable women who live life with joy, passion and purpose. J.Jill offers a guiding customer experience through about 280 stores nationwide and a robust ecommerce platform. J.Jill is headquartered outside Boston.

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

Our interim consolidated financial statements are unaudited. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) have been omitted, in accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) associated with reporting of interim period financial information. We consistently applied the accounting policies described in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K ("2019 Form 10-K") in preparing these unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements. In the opinion of management, these interim consolidated financial statements contain all normal and recurring adjustments necessary to state fairly the financial position and results of operations of the Company. The consolidated balance sheet as of February 1, 2020 is derived from the audited consolidated balance sheet as of that date. The unaudited results of operations for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of future results or results to be expected for the full year ending January 30, 2021 (“Fiscal Year 2020”). You should read these statements in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements and related notes in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 1, 2020.

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified for consistency with the current year presentation of store impairment charges on the Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive (Income) Loss.

Substantial Doubt about the Company’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern

In accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Presentation of Financial Statements - Going Concern,” the Company’s management evaluated whether there are conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date of issuance of these financial statements. Although the following matters raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date these financial statements have been issued, the Company’s consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that it will continue as a going concern.

In December 2019, COVID-19 emerged and has subsequently spread worldwide. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020 resulting in federal, state and local governments and private entities mandating various restrictions, including travel restrictions, restrictions on public gatherings, stay at home orders and advisories and quarantining of people who may have been exposed to the virus. After close monitoring and taking into consideration the guidance from federal, state and local governments, in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, effective March 18, 2020, the Company closed all of its stores and its offices with employees working remotely where possible. The Company began reopening its stores in May 2020, with all stores having been reopened by late June 2020; however, operations of the stores may again be restricted by local guidelines.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company’s revenues, results of operations and cash flows have been materially adversely impacted, which has resulted in a failure by us to comply with the financial covenants contained in our Asset Based Revolving Credit Agreement (“ABL Facility”) and Term Loan Agreement (“Term Loan”). Additionally, the inclusion of substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern in the report of our independent registered public accounting firm on our financial statements for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020 resulted in a violation of affirmative covenants under our ABL Facility and Term Loan. On June 15, 2020, the Company entered into two forbearance agreements (the “Forbearance Agreements”) with the lenders under its ABL Facility and Term Loan. The Forbearance Agreements are described in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC on June 16, 2020, and available on the SEC’s Edgar website as well as the Company’s website, which includes the full text of the agreement as an exhibit. Under the Forbearance Agreements, the respective lenders agreed not to exercise any rights and remedies until July 16, 2020 so long as, among other things, the Company otherwise remained in compliance with its credit facilities and complied with the terms of the Forbearance Agreements. Subsequently, the Forbearance Agreements have been extended with the latest extension until September 26, 2020. The extensions of the Forbearance Agreements are described in

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Current Reports on Forms 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC, and available on the SEC’s Edgar website as well as the Company’s website, which include the full text of the agreements as exhibits.

On September 1, 2020, the Company announced it entered into a Transaction Support Agreement (“TSA”) with lenders holding greater than 70% of the Company’s term loans (“Consenting Lenders”) and a majority of our shareholders on the principal terms of a financial restructuring (“Transaction”) that would result in a waiver of any past non-compliance with the terms of the Company’s credit facilities and provide the Company with additional liquidity. If the Transaction is consented to by the requisite term loan lenders, the Transaction will be consummated on an out-of-court basis. The out-of-court Transaction would extend the maturity of certain participating debt by two years, through May 2024. The Company is working actively with the Consenting Lenders to obtain the necessary consents.

In the event that the Transaction does not receive the consent of the term loan lenders representing 95% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the term loan claims under the Company’s existing Term Loan, the parties to the TSA have agreed to a prepackaged plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Code (the “In-Court Transaction”) the key terms of which have been negotiated, including additional financing during the Chapter 11 process. While the Company hopes to receive the required consents to execute the out-of-court Transaction, the Company anticipates that as part of the In-Court Transaction all vendor claims would be unimpaired and paid in full.

The Company could experience other potential impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including, but not limited to, additional charges from potential adjustments to the carrying amount of its inventory, goodwill, intangible assets, right-of-use assets and long-lived assets as well as additional store closures. Actual results may differ materially from the Company’s current estimates as the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, depending largely, though not exclusively, on the duration of the disruption to its business. These events contribute to conditions that raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date these financial statements have been issued. Under the terms of the ABL Facility and Term Loan, substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is considered an event of default which allows the lenders to call the debt in advance of maturity.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken and continue to take aggressive and prudent actions to reduce expenses and defer payment of accounts payables and inventory purchases to preserve cash on-hand. These actions include, but are not limited to:

 

reduced staffing and operating hours at retail locations for a phase-in period upon reopening;

 

base salary reductions for our senior leadership team and suspension of pay raise for corporate employees;

 

extension of payment terms for all accounts payable, including merchandising vendors, other than those necessary to support our ecommerce business;

 

withheld rent for April and May 2020 for all of our retail locations, and June 2020 for a portion of our retail locations, while opening discussions with our landlords for amended lease terms;

 

eliminated approximately half of our catalogs and are considering implementing this as a permanent change; and

 

significantly reduced planned capital expenditures.

Additionally, we borrowed $33.0 million under our ABL Facility in March 2020, and currently have an outstanding balance of $31.8 million as of August 1, 2020. We have filed an income tax refund for $6.9 million, of which we have received $1.2 million, with the IRS and multiple state jurisdictions related to the provision under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) enacted in March 2020 that provides numerous tax provisions and other stimulus measures, including temporary suspension of certain payment requirements for the employer-paid portion of social security taxes, the creation of certain refundable employee retention credits, and technical corrections from prior tax legislation for tax depreciation of certain qualified improvement property. The Company has elected to defer the employer-paid portion of social security taxes beginning with pay dates on and after April 1, 2020. We continue to evaluate the provisions of the CARES Act and the ways in which it could assist our business and improve our liquidity.

In late May 2020, the Company began reopening its stores and as of late June 2020, all of its stores have been reopened in accordance with local government guidelines. There is significant uncertainty around the current and potential future business disruptions related to COVID-19, as well as its impact on the U.S. economy, consumer willingness to visit malls and shopping centers, and employee willingness to staff our stores.

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Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

In November 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-18 – Collaborative Arrangements (“Topic 808”), which clarifies the interaction between Topic 808 and Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The provisions of ASU 2018-18 are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. ASU 2018-18 had no impact on the consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12 – Income Tax Accounting (“Topic 740”), which simplifies the accounting for income taxes. The provisions of ASU 2019-12 are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company will be required to adopt this standard in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2021. This standard is not expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

3. Revenues

Disaggregation of Revenue

The Company sells its products directly to consumers and the Company earns royalties under its credit card agreement. The following table presents disaggregated revenues by source (in thousands):

 

 

 

For the Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

 

For the Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

 

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

August 3, 2019

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

August 3, 2019

 

Retail

 

$

26,304

 

 

$

103,666

 

 

$

61,397

 

 

$

206,260

 

Direct

 

 

66,332

 

 

 

77,078

 

 

 

122,208

 

 

 

150,936

 

Net revenues

 

$

92,636

 

 

$

180,744

 

 

$

183,605

 

 

$

357,196

 

 

Contract Liabilities

The Company recognizes a contract liability when it has received consideration from the customer and has a future obligation to the customer. Total contract liabilities consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

February 1, 2020

 

Contract liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signing bonus

 

$

435

 

 

$

506

 

Unredeemed gift cards

 

 

5,825

 

 

 

7,264

 

Total contract liabilities(1)

 

$

6,260

 

 

$

7,770

 

 

(1)

Included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the Company's consolidated balance sheet. The short-term portion of the signing bonus is included in accrued expenses on the consolidated balance sheet as of August 1, 2020.

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020, the Company recognized approximately $1.8 million and $4.0 million, respectively, of revenue related to gift card redemptions and breakage. For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019, the Company recognized approximately $3.1 million and $6.5 million, respectively, of revenue related to gift card redemptions and breakage. Revenue recognized consists of gift cards that were part of the unredeemed gift card balance at the beginning of the period as well as gift cards that were issued during the period.

Performance Obligations

The Company has a remaining performance obligation of $0.4 million for a signing bonus related to the private label credit card agreement. The Company will recognize revenue over the remaining life of the contract as follows (in thousands):

 

 

Fiscal Year 2020

 

 

Fiscal Year 2021

 

 

Thereafter

 

Signing bonus

$

70

 

 

$

141

 

 

$

224

 

 

This disclosure does not include revenue related to performance obligations from unredeemed gift cards, as substantially all gift cards are redeemed in the first year of issuance.

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4. Other Income

The Company filed an insurance claim as a result of a cargo vessel fire on or about January 8, 2019, where contents of two containers carried J.Jill inventory. In July 2019, it was determined that the inventory onboard the cargo vessel was nonsalable, and the insurance claim was settled for $3.3 million. The Company recorded a gain of $2.4 million on insurance proceeds in selling, general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income (loss) for the period ended August 3, 2019. 

5. Asset Impairments

Long-lived Asset Impairments

In the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2020, the Company reduced the net carrying value of certain long-lived assets to their estimated fair value, which was determined using a discounted cash flows method.  These impairment charges arose from the material adverse effect that the COVID-19 pandemic had on our results of operations, particularly with our store fleet.  The Company incurred non-cash impairment charges of $6.7 million on leasehold improvements and $20.8 million on the right-of-use assets. During the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2020, the Company recorded a $1.3 million non-cash gain on the operating leases liabilities due to its decision to close certain retail stores. Approximately $0.9 million of the benefit related to leases that were included in the impairment on right-of-use assets recorded in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2020; therefore, the benefit was recorded as a reduction of the previously recorded impairment.

In the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2019, the Company reduced the net carrying value of certain long-lived assets to their estimated fair value, determined using a discounted cash flows method. These impairment charges arose from the Company’s decision to vacate and sublease one floor of the corporate headquarters located in Quincy, Massachusetts. The Company incurred non-cash impairment charges of $0.3 million on leasehold improvements and $1.8 million on the right-of-use asset, which were recorded as impairment of long-lived assets in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income (loss).

Goodwill and Other Intangible Asset Impairments

In the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2020, the Company temporarily closed its retail locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a material adverse effect on our results of operations, financial position and liquidity and led to a significant decline in our net sales for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2020, as well as an expected decline for the full Fiscal Year 2020. The Company concluded that these factors, as well as the decrease in stock price represented indicators of impairment and required the Company to test goodwill and indefinite-lived and definite-lived intangible assets for impairment during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2020 (the “Impairment Test”).

The Company performed the Impairment Test using a quantitative approach. The Impairment Test was performed using the income approach (or discounted cash flows method) for goodwill, the relief-from-royalty method for indefinite-lived intangible assets and a recoverability analysis for definite-lived intangible assets. The estimated fair values of goodwill and indefinite-lived and definite-lived intangible assets were below their carrying values resulting in a $17.9 million impairment of goodwill, a $4.0 million impairment of the Company’s tradename (indefinite-lived intangible asset) and a $2.6 million impairment of the Company’s customer list (definite-lived intangible asset). The Company will perform its annual impairment assessment during the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2020, or sooner if an indicator of impairment is identified, and may incur further impairments based on the results of that assessment which may be material.

The most significant estimates and assumptions inherent in this approach are the preparation of revenue forecasts, selection of royalty and discount rates and a terminal year multiple. These assumptions are classified as Level 3 inputs. The methodology utilized for the Impairment Test has not changed materially from the prior year. The key assumptions used under the income approach and relief-from-royalty method include the following:

 

Future cash flow assumptions - The Company's projections for its reporting units were from historical experience and assumptions regarding future revenue growth and profitability trends. The Company's analyses incorporated an assumed period of cash flows of 5-10 years with a terminal value.

 

Discount rate - The discount rate was based on an estimated weighted average cost of capital ("WACC") for each reporting unit. The components of WACC are the cost of equity and the cost of debt, each of which requires judgment by management to estimate. The Company developed its cost of equity estimate based on perceived risks and predictability of future cash flows. The WACC used to estimate the fair values of the Company's reporting units was within a range of 23.5% to 34%. A 1% change in this discount rate could result in an additional $5.0 million goodwill impairment charge.

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Royalty rate - The royalty rates utilized consider external market evidence and internal financial metrics including a review of available returns after the consideration of property, plant and equipment, working capital and other intangible assets. The royalty rate used to estimate the available returns for the reporting units was within a range of 1% to 4%.

Given that the impairment charge effectively adjusted the carrying value of the net assets to our estimated fair value as of the date of the impairment charge, the Company is at risk of future impairments in Fiscal Year 2020 if actual results differ from forecasted results or there are changes to these key assumptions used in estimating the fair value. Additionally, due to the impairments recorded during the current year, no material amount of cushion exists between the fair values and respective carrying values of the reporting units and tradename. As such, a change in forecasted discounted cash flows driven by changes in relevant assumptions, may result in further impairment charges.

The following table displays a rollforward of the carrying amount of goodwill from February 2, 2019 to August 1, 2020 (in thousands):

 

Goodwill at February 2, 2019

 

$

197,026

 

Impairment losses

 

 

(119,429

)

Balance, February 1, 2020

 

 

77,597

 

Impairment losses

 

 

(17,900

)

Balance, August 1, 2020

 

$

59,697

 

 

The accumulated goodwill impairment losses as of August 1, 2020 are $137.3 million.

The following table reflects the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization and impairment for each major intangible asset:

 

 

 

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

February 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Weighted Average Useful Life (Years)

 

Gross

 

 

Accumulated Amortization/ Impairment

 

 

Carrying Amount

 

 

Gross

 

 

Accumulated Amortization/ Impairment

 

 

Carrying Amount

 

Trade name

 

Indefinite

 

$

58,100

 

 

$

16,100

 

 

$

42,000

 

 

$

58,100

 

 

$

12,100

 

 

$

46,000

 

Customer relationships

 

13.2

 

 

134,200

 

 

 

74,695

 

 

 

59,505

 

 

 

134,200

 

 

 

67,386

 

 

 

66,814

 

Total intangible assets

 

 

 

$

192,300

 

 

$

90,795

 

 

$

101,505

 

 

$

192,300

 

 

$

79,486

 

 

$

112,814

 

 

The accumulated customer relationship impairment loss as of August 1, 2020 is $2.6 million.

In the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2019, the Company reduced comparable sales outlook for the second quarter that led to a reduced full year forecast of earnings for Fiscal Year 2019. The Company concluded that these factors, as well as the decrease in stock price represented indicators of impairment and required the Company to test goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment during the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2019 (the “Q2 FY19 Impairment Test”).

The Company performed the Q2 FY19 Impairment Test using a quantitative approach with the assistance of an independent valuation firm. The Q2 FY19 Impairment Test was performed using the income approach (or discounted cash flows method) for goodwill and the relief-from-royalty method for indefinite-lived intangible assets. The estimated fair values of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets were below carrying values resulting in an $88.4 million impairment of goodwill and a $7.0 million impairment of the Company’s tradename (indefinite-lived intangible asset).

6. Restructuring Costs

In July 2019, the Company implemented a restructuring plan (the “2019 Restructuring Plan”) focused on cost reduction initiatives designed to execute against long-term strategies. The 2019 Restructuring Plan included headcount reductions primarily at the Company’s corporate headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts and at the facility in Tilton, New Hampshire.

As a result of the 2019 Restructuring Plan, the Company recorded $1.6 million of restructuring costs in selling, general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income. All restructuring costs were recognized in the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2019 and payments are anticipated to be complete in the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2020, ending on October 31, 2020.

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The following table summarizes the activity of the restructuring costs discussed above and related accruals recorded in accrued other and other current liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet (in thousands):

 

 

 

February 1, 2020

 

 

Cash

Payments

 

 

Adjustments

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

Program Costs to Date August 1, 2020

 

Employee separation costs

 

$

216

 

 

$

102

 

 

$

85

 

 

$

29

 

 

$

1,402

 

Other

 

 

39

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

195

 

Total restructuring costs

 

$

255

 

 

$

103

 

 

$

123

 

 

$

29

 

 

$

1,597

 

 

7. Debt

The components of the Company’s outstanding Term Loan were as follows (in thousands):

 

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

February 1, 2020

 

Term Loan

 

$

236,179

 

 

$

237,579

 

Discount on debt and debt issuance costs

 

 

(2,827

)

 

 

(3,580

)

Less: Current portion

 

 

(233,352

)

 

 

(2,799

)

Net long-term debt

 

$

 

 

$

231,200

 

 

Additionally, the Company borrowed $33.0 million under its ABL Facility in March 2020, and currently has an outstanding balance of $31.8 million as of August 1, 2020.

As a result of COVID-19 related store closures, the Company was unable to maintain compliance with certain of its non-financial and financial covenants for the period ended May 2, 2020. Additionally, the inclusion of substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern in the report of our independent registered public accounting firm on our financial statements for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020 resulted in a violation of affirmative covenants under our ABL Facility and Term Loan. On June 15, 2020, the Company entered into two forbearance agreements (the “Forbearance Agreements”) with the lenders under its ABL Facility and Term Loan. The Forbearance Agreements are described in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC on June 16, 2020, and available on the SEC’s Edgar website as well as the Company’s website, which includes the full text of the agreement as an exhibit. Under the Forbearance Agreements, the respective lenders agreed not to exercise any rights and remedies until July 16, 2020 so long as, among other things, the Company otherwise remained in compliance with its credit facilities and complied with the terms of the Forbearance Agreements.  Subsequently, the Forbearance Agreements were extended with the latest extension until September 26, 2020. The extensions of the Forbearance Agreements are described in Current Reports on Forms 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC, and available on the SEC’s Edgar website as well as the Company’s website, which include the full text of the agreements as exhibits.

On September 1, 2020, the Company announced it entered into a Transaction Support Agreement (“TSA”) with term loan lenders holding greater than 70% of the Company’s term loans (“Consenting Lenders”) and a majority of its shareholders on the principal terms of a financial restructuring (“Transaction”) that would result in a waiver of any past non-compliance with the terms of the Company’s credit facilities and provide the Company with additional liquidity. If the Transaction is consented to by the requisite term loan lenders, the Transaction will be consummated on an out-of-court basis. The out-of-court Transaction would extend the maturity of certain participating debt by two years, through May 2024. The Company is working actively with the Consenting Lenders to obtain the necessary consents.

In the event that the Transaction does not receive the consent of the term loan lenders representing 95.0% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the term loan claims under the Company’s existing Term Loan, the parties to the TSA have agreed to a prepackaged plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Code (the “In-Court Transaction”) the key terms of which have been negotiated, including additional financing during the Chapter 11 process. While the Company hopes to receive the required consents to execute the out-of-court Transaction, the Company anticipates that as part of the In-Court Transaction all vendor claims would be unimpaired and paid in full. No assurances can be given as to the successful execution of the TSA or the level of consents which may be received from our lenders; therefore, we have classified our Term Loan as a current liability as of August 1, 2020.

8. Income Taxes

The Company recorded an income tax benefit of $7.0 million and $31.2 million for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020, respectively and $3.1 million and $1.6 million during the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019, respectively. The effective tax rate was 27.0% and 25.9% for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020, respectively, and 3.1% and 1.7% for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019, respectively.

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The effective tax rate for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 differs from the federal statutory rate of 21% primarily due to the impact of an anticipated benefit from the CARES Act, as well as the impact of state income taxes. These benefits were partially offset by the impact on the effective tax rate from the §162(m) officer compensation limitation on the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020, while the impact of the goodwill impairment charge, which has no associated tax benefit, also impacted the twenty-six week period. The CARES Act provides for net operating losses in Fiscal Year 2020 to be carried back to earlier tax years with higher tax rates than the current year. The effective tax rate for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019 is lower than the federal statutory rate of 21% primarily due to goodwill impairment of $88.4 million as well as recurring items including §162(m) officer compensation limitation, stock compensation and state income taxes.

Deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities are recognized based on temporary differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities using statutory rates. Management of the Company has evaluated the positive and negative evidence bearing upon the realizability of its deferred tax assets. Under the applicable accounting standards, management has considered future reversals of existing taxable temporary differences to conclude there is sufficient positive evidence that it is more likely than not that the Company will not recognize part of the benefits of state net operating losses. Accordingly, a partial valuation allowance has been established against the Company’s state net operating loss carryover.

Among the changes to the U.S. federal income tax rules, the CARES Act modified net operating loss carryback rules that were eliminated by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, restored 100% bonus depreciation for qualified improvement property, increased the limit on the deduction for net interest expense and accelerated the time frame for refunds of alternative minimum tax (“AMT”) credits. The Company’s ability to elect bonus depreciation for the 2018 and 2019 tax years, carryback net operating losses to earlier years, and immediately refund AMT credits due to the enactment of the CARES Act resulted in an estimated tax refund of $6.9 million of which the Company has received $1.2 million. The Company has elected to defer the employer-paid portion of social security taxes beginning with pay dates on and after April 1, 2020. The Company will continue to evaluate the effects of the CARES Act as additional legislative guidance becomes available.

9. Earnings Per Share

The following table summarizes the computation of basic and diluted net income per share attributable to common shareholders (in thousands, except share and per share data):

 

 

 

For the Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

 

For the Twenty-Six Weeks Ended

 

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

August 3, 2019

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

 

August 3, 2019

 

Numerator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to common shareholders:

 

$

(19,034

)

 

$

(96,735

)

 

$

(89,303

)

 

$

(92,369

)

Denominator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic:

 

 

44,767,154

 

 

 

43,793,348

 

 

 

44,589,034

 

 

 

43,560,434

 

Dilutive effect of stock options and restricted shares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, diluted:

 

 

44,767,154

 

 

 

43,793,348

 

 

 

44,589,034

 

 

 

43,560,434

 

Net loss per common share attributable to common shareholders, basic:

 

$

(0.43

)

 

$

(2.21

)

 

$

(2.00

)

 

$

(2.12

)

Net loss per common share attributable to common shareholders, diluted:

 

$

(0.43

)

 

$

(2.21

)

 

$

(2.00

)

 

$

(2.12

)

 

The weighted average common shares for the diluted earnings per share calculation exclude the impact of outstanding equity awards if the assumed proceeds per share of the award is in excess of the related fiscal period’s average price of the Company’s common stock. Such awards are excluded because they would have an antidilutive effect due to the Company having a net loss for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 and August 3, 2019. There were 2,463,688 antidilutive shares for the thirteen weeks ended August 1, 2020, and 4,224,437 antidilutive shares for the thirteen weeks ended August 3, 2019, of such awards excluded. There were 2,533,148 antidilutive shares for the twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020, and 2,775,635 antidilutive shares for the twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019, of such awards excluded.

10. Equity-Based Compensation

Equity-based compensation expense was $0.6 million for the thirteen weeks ended August 1, 2020, and $1.2 million for the thirteen weeks ended August 3, 2019. Equity-based compensation expense was $1.3 million for the twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020, and $2.4 million for the twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019.

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Special Dividend

On March 6, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend (the “Special Dividend”) of $1.15 per share payable to shareholders of record as of March 19, 2019, of which $50.2 million was paid on April 1, 2019.

In connection with the Special Dividend, pursuant to anti-dilution provisions in the 2017 Omnibus Equity Incentive Plan (the “2017 Plan”), the Company adjusted outstanding equity awards in order to prevent dilution of such awards. Accordingly, the Company adjusted the number of outstanding unvested restricted stock units (“RSUs”) as of the payment date of the dividend with an additional number of RSUs (“Dividend Equivalent Units” or “DEUs”) equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the product of the number of unvested RSUs as of the record date by the amount of the dividend per share, by (y) the fair market value of share on the payment date of the Special Dividend. The DEUs will follow the same vesting pattern as the RSUs. For holders of outstanding options as of March 19, 2019, the option strike price on such options was reduced by the per share amount of the Special Dividend. Holders of unvested Restricted Stock Awards (“RSAs”) received a forfeitable $1.15 per share dividend on unvested RSAs as of March 19, 2019.

11. Related Party Transactions

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 and the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019, the Company incurred an immaterial amount of related party transactions.

12. Commitments and Contingencies

Legal Proceedings

The Company is subject to various legal proceedings that arise in the ordinary course of business. Although the outcome of such proceedings cannot be predicted with certainty, management does not believe that the Company is presently party to any legal proceedings the resolution of which management believes would have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition, operating results or cash flows. The Company establishes reserves for specific legal matters when the Company determines that the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome is probable, and the loss is reasonably estimable.

13. Operating Leases

As of August 1, 2020, the Company leased certain retail stores, a distribution center, and office space. As of that same date, the Company did not have any finance leases and no operating leases containing material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants. Certain of the Company’s retail operating leases include variable rental payments based on a percentage of retail sales over contractual levels.

Some retail leases include one or more options to renew, with renewal terms that can extend the lease term from one to fifteen years. The Company’s distribution center has renewal terms that can extend the lease term up to twenty years. The exercise of lease renewal options is at the Company’s sole discretion. As of August 1, 2020, the Company included options to renew that are reasonably certain to be exercised in the operating lease assets and liabilities.

The components of lease expense were as follows (in thousands):

 

Lease Cost

 

Classification

 

For the Thirteen Weeks Ended August 1, 2020

 

 

For the Thirteen Weeks Ended August 3, 2019

 

 

For the Twenty-Six Weeks Ended August 1, 2020

 

 

For the Twenty-Six Weeks Ended August 3, 2019

 

Operating lease cost

 

SG&A Expenses

 

$

10,913

 

 

$

11,820

 

 

$

22,742

 

 

$

23,372

 

Variable lease cost

 

SG&A Expenses

 

 

478

 

 

 

774

 

 

 

896

 

 

 

1,540

 

Total lease cost

 

 

 

$

11,391

 

 

$

12,594

 

 

$

23,638

 

 

$

24,912

 

 

Additionally, during the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2020, the Company reduced the net carrying value of certain long-lived assets to their estimated fair value, which was determined using a discounted cash flows method. These impairment charges arose from the material adverse effect the COVID-19 pandemic had on our results of operations, particularly with our store fleet. As part of these impairment charges, the Company incurred non-cash impairment charges of $6.7 million on leasehold improvements and $20.8 million on right-of-use assets. During the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2020, the Company recorded a $1.3 million non-cash gain on the operating lease liability due to its decision to close certain retail stores. Approximately $0.9 million of the benefit related to leases that were included in the impairment on right-of-use assets recorded in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2020; therefore, the benefit was recorded as a reduction of the previously recorded impairment. Approximately $0.4 million of the benefit related to the adjustment to the right-of-use asset and operating lease liability of leases not previously impaired and was recorded in Selling, General and Administrative expenses.

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As a result of the COVID-19 related temporary store closures, the Company withheld rent payments for all of its retail locations in April and May 2020 and for some of its retail locations in June 2020. The Company successfully negotiated commercially reasonable lease concessions with the landlords of several of our leases during the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2020, which include combinations of abated and deferred rent payments as well as term extensions. The Company is actively negotiating with the landlords of its other leases, and the withheld rent payments for such leases amounted to approximately $17.1 million as of August 1, 2020, which we have included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet. The Company does not anticipate any significant late payment penalties; therefore, we have not accrued any related expenses in the thirteen or twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020.

The Company has elected to apply the guidance provided by the FASB pertaining to lease concessions that are a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accordingly does not evaluate the rights and obligations pertaining to concessions in each lease but rather accounts for them assuming that such provisions exist. For each lease that contains concessions that do not significantly increase our obligations, the Company has remeasured the lease consistent with resolving a contingency and therefore adjusted the timing and amount of the lease payments without changing our assumptions (i.e. discount rate and lease classification). The concessions within the qualifying agreements vary and may include combinations of abated and deferred rent payments as well as term extensions ranging from one to three months. During the thirteen weeks ended August 1, 2020, the Company’s qualifying agreements provided abated rent payments of $0.5 million and deferred rent payments of $0.3 million that are payable over no more than 15 months beginning as early as August 2020.

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020, total common area maintenance expense was $3.7 million and $7.4 million, respectively. Operating lease liabilities decreased $2.0 million for the thirteen weeks ended August 1, 2020 due to the COVID related lease modifications noted above but increased $1.1 million for the twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 due to obtaining operating lease assets, partially offset by the COVID related lease modifications. For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019, total common area maintenance expense was $3.6 million and $7.1 million, respectively, while operating lease liabilities arising from obtaining operating lease assets was $4.1 million and $9.6 million, respectively.

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 1, 2020 total cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of operating lease liabilities was $8.1 million and $12.5 million, respectively. For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended August 3, 2019, the total cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of operating lease liabilities was $11.9 million, and $23.7 million, respectively.

 

<

Lease Term and Discount Rate

 

August 1, 2020

 

Weighted-average remaining lease term (in years)

 

 

 

 

Operating leases

 

 

6.9

 

Weighted-average discount rate