|9 Months Ended|
May 31, 2020
Note 3 - Discontinued Operations
On January 3, 2020, the Company executed an asset purchase agreement assigning client contracts comprising approximately 88% of its quarterly revenue through the date of the transaction, including 100% of its existing professional employer organization (“PEO”) business effective as of December 31, 2019, and the transfer of $1.5 million of working capital assets, including cash balances and certain operating assets associated with the assigned client contracts included in the agreement (the “Asset Sale”). Gross proceeds from the Asset Sale were $19.2 million, of which $9.7 million was received at closing and $9.5 million will be paid out in equal monthly payments over the next four years (the “Note Receivable”), subject to adjustments for working capital and customer retention over the twelve month period following the Asset Sale.
The following is a reconciliation of the gross proceeds to the net proceeds from the Asset Sale as presented in the statement of cash flows for the period ending May 31, 2020.
The Asset Sale generated a gain of $15.7 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2020. The Company expects a minimal tax impact from the Asset Sale as it intends to utilize its net operating losses accumulated since inception to offset the gain resulting from discontinued operations tax provision with a corresponding offset to the valuation allowance.
The Asset Sale met the criteria of discontinued operations set forth in ASC 205 and as such the Company has reclassified its discontinued operations for all periods presented and has excluded the results of its discontinued operations from continuing operations for all periods presented. The Company recorded the Note Receivable net of a discount using its estimated cost of capital at a discount rate of (10%).
The Asset Sale calls for adjustments to the Note Receivable either for: (i) working capital adjustments or (ii) in the event that the gross profit of the business transferred is less than the required amount. Through May 31, 2020, the Company has identified $1,283,000 of working capital adjustments, including $88,000 related to lower net assets transferred at closing, $201,000 of liabilities paid on behalf of the Company, and $994,000 of cash remitted to the Company's bank accounts, net. Under the terms of the Asset Sale, a reconciliation of the working capital was to have been completed by April 15, 2020. Due to operational difficulties and quarantined staff caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, the reconciliation remains unresolved. The working capital adjustment recorded as of May 31, 2020 represents the Company’s estimate of the reconciliation. There is no assurance that the working capital change identified as of May 31, 2020 represents the final working capital adjustment.
The carrying amounts of the classes of assets and liabilities from the Asset Sale included in discontinued operations were as follows:
Reported results for the discontinued operations by period were as follows:
The entire disclosure related to a disposal group. Includes, but is not limited to, a discontinued operation, disposal classified as held-for-sale or disposed of by means other than sale or disposal of an individually significant component.
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