Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 30, 2017
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
Commitments and Contingencies
The Company’s corporate headquarters is located in Carson, California. The Company’s corporate headquarters has a lease term through October 2020. The Company also leases warehouse space in LaSalle, Illinois and in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Company’s Philippines subsidiary leases office space under an agreement through April 2020.
Facility rent expense for fiscal year ended 2017, 2016 and 2015 was $1,734, $1,670 and $1,555, respectively. The Company’s facility rent expense did not include any amounts charged from a related party during fiscal years 2017, 2016, and 2015.
On February 4, 2016, the Company entered into a lease for its distribution center located in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Lease between the Company and Liberty Property Limited Partnership is for approximately 159,294 square feet. The initial three-year term of the Lease commenced on July 1, 2016. The Company is obligated to pay approximately $640 in annual base rent, which shall increase by approximately 2.5% each year. The Company is also obligated to pay certain operating expenses set forth in the Lease. Pursuant to the Lease, the Company has the option to extend the Lease for an additional three-year term, with certain increases in base rent. The monthly base rent commitment was $54 as of December 30, 2017.
In January 2010, the Company’s Philippines subsidiary entered into a lease agreement. Under the terms of the lease agreement, effective March 1, 2010, the monthly rent was approximately $25, and became subject to 5% annual escalation beginning on the 3rd year of the lease term. The lease renewed for a sixty month term upon mutual agreement of both parties during 2015.
As described in detail under “Note 4 – Property and Equipment Net”, on April 17, 2013, the Company entered into a sale lease-back agreement with STORE Master Funding III, LLC (“STORE”) whereby we leased back our facility located in LaSalle, Illinois for our continued use as an office, retail and warehouse facility for storage, sale and distribution of automotive parts, accessories and related items for 20 years commencing upon the execution of the lease and terminating on April 30, 2033. The related assets for the sale lease-back land and building is represented by the amount included in leased facility in the summary above. The Company’s initial base annual rent is $853 for the first year (“Base Rent Amount”), after which the rental amount will increase annually on May 1 by the lesser of 1.5% or 1.25 times the change in the Consumer Price Index as published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, except that in no event will the adjusted annual rental amount fall below the Base Rent Amount. We were not required to pay any security deposit. Under the terms of the lease, we are required to pay all taxes associated with the lease, pay for any required maintenance on the property, maintain certain levels of insurance and indemnify STORE for losses incurred that are related to our use or occupancy of the property. The lease was accounted for as a capital lease and the $376 excess of the net proceeds over the net carrying amount of the property is amortized in interest expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term of 20 years. As of December 30, 2017, the net carrying value of all capital leased assets included in property and equipment was $8,185.
Minimum lease commitments under non-cancelable operating leases as of December 30, 2017 are as follows:
Capital lease commitments as of December 30, 2017 were as follows:
Asbestos. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, Automotive Specialty Accessories and Parts, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary WAG, are named defendants in several lawsuits involving claims for damages caused by installation of brakes during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s that contained asbestos. WAG marketed certain brakes, but did not manufacture any brakes. WAG maintains liability insurance coverage to protect its and the Company’s assets from losses arising from the litigation and coverage is provided on an occurrence rather than a claims made basis, and the Company is not expected to incur significant out-of-pocket costs in connection with this matter that would be material to its consolidated financial statements.
The Company is subject to legal proceedings and claims which arise in the ordinary course of its business. As of the date hereof, the Company believes that the final disposition of such matters will not have a material adverse effect on the financial position, results of operations or cash flow of the Company. The Company maintains liability insurance coverage to protect the Company’s assets from losses arising out of or involving activities associated with ongoing and normal business operations.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef