|6 Months Ended|
Feb. 28, 2022
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
Operating Leases & License Agreements
Effective April 15, 2016, the Company entered into a non-cancelable five-year operating lease for its Irvine facility. On July 25, 2017, the Company entered into a non-cancelable operating lease for expansion space at its Irvine offices with a termination date that coincides with the termination date of the prior lease and extended the terms of the original lease until 2022. The leases for certain facilities contain escalation clauses relating to increases in real property taxes as well as certain maintenance costs. Monthly rent expense under this lease is approximately $35,000.
Effective August 13, 2020, the Company entered into a non-cancelable seven-year lease for 13,246 square feet of office space located in Miami, Florida to house its principal executive offices commencing October 2020, and continuing through September 2027. The lease contains escalation clauses relating to increases in real property taxes as well as certain maintenance costs. Monthly rent expense under this lease is approximately $57,000.
Effective October 1, 2020, the Company entered into a non-cancelable 64-month lease for 23,500 square feet of primarily industrial space located in Miami, Florida, to house ghost kitchens, production facilities, and certain marketing and technical functions, including those associated with ShiftPixy Labs. The lease contains escalation clauses relating to increases in real property taxes as well as certain maintenance costs. Monthly rent expense under this lease is approximately $34,000.
Effective June 7, 2021, the Company entered into a non-cancelable sublease agreement with Verifone, Inc. to sublease premises consisting of approximately 8,000 square feet of office space located in Miami, Florida, that the Company anticipates using for its sales and operations workforce. The lease has a term of three years expiring on May 31, 2024. The base rent is paid monthly and escalates annually pursuant to a schedule set forth in the sublease. Monthly rent expense under this lease is approximately $26,000.
Effective June 21, 2021, the Company entered into a non-cancelable 77-month lease, with an anticipated possession date of March 1, 2022, for premises consisting of approximately 13,418 square feet of office space located in Sunrise, Florida, that the Company anticipates using primarily to house its operations personnel and other elements of its workforce. The base rent is paid monthly and escalates annually pursuant to a schedule set forth in the lease. Monthly rent expense under this lease is approximately $27,000.
The components of lease expense is as follows:
Future minimum lease and licensing payments under non-cancelable operating leases at February 28, 2022, are as follows:
The Company has a finance lease for a copier located in our Irvine office totaling $33,030 with a monthly minimum lease payment of $756, which began on April 1, 2020 and continues through March 2, 2025. The principal balance of the finance lease was $23,391 and $26,260 as of February 28, 2022 and August 31, 2021, respectively, and is included within our in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Non-contributory 401(k) Plan
The Company has a non-contributory 401(k) Plan (the “401(k) Plan”). The 401(k) Plan covers all non-union employees who are at least 21 years of age and have completed 3 months of service. There were no employer contributions to the 401(k) Plan for the three or six months ended February 28, 2022 and February 28, 2021.
Special Purpose Acquisition Company Sponsorship
On April 29, 2021, the Company announced its sponsorship, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, of four SPAC IPOs. The Company purchased founder shares in each SPAC (the "Founder Shares"), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000 per SPAC. The number of Founder Shares issued was determined based on the expectation that such Founder Shares would represent 15% of the outstanding shares of each SPAC after its IPO (excluding the private placement warrants described below and their underlying securities).
The registration statement and prospectus covering the IPO of one of these SPACs, IHC, was declared effective by the SEC on October 19, 2021, and IHC units (the “IHC Units”), consisting of one share of common stock and an accompanying warrant to purchase one share of IHC common stock, began trading on the NYSE on October 20, 2021. The IHC IPO closed on October 22, 2021, raising gross proceeds for IHC of $115 million. In connection with the IHC IPO, the Company purchased, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, 4,639,102 placement warrants at a price of $1.00 per warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $4,639,102. Each private placement warrant is exercisable to purchase one whole share of common stock in IHC at $11.50 per share. The private placement warrants will be worthless to the extent that IHC does not complete an initial business combination.
The investment amounts set forth above do not include loans that the Company may extend to each SPAC in an amount not to exceed $500,000 individually (or $2 million in the aggregate), in its role as sponsor. As of February 28, 2022, the Company had advanced, through its wholly owned subsidiary, an aggregate of approximately $820,000 to the SPACs for payment of various expenses in connection with the SPAC IPOs, principally consisting of SEC registration, legal and auditing fees.The Company previously disclosed that it anticipates that each of the SPACs will repay these advanced expenses from the proceeds of their respective SPAC IPOs. On March 18, 2022, however, we announced the withdrawal of registration statements on Form S-1 previously filed with the SEC relating to the following three SPACs for which we had served as Sponsor through our wholly-owned subsidiary: Firemark, TechStackery and Vital. Accordingly, the Company does not anticipate receiving repayment of any advanced expenses on behalf of these three SPACs, which total $625,000 as of February 28, 2022. During the six month period ended February 28, 2022, the Company received approximately $183,000 from IHC, as repayment of advances provided by the sponsor.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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