CHANGES IN BUSINESS
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|CHANGES IN BUSINESS|
|CHANGES IN BUSINESS||
NOTE 5—CHANGES IN BUSINESS
In 2018, the Company made the decision to relocate its corporate headquarters to Tucker, Georgia and vacated its existing leased office space in Irving, Texas on September 30, 2018. The Company recorded exit costs related to the leased office space and the termination of certain personnel. The balance of the restructuring accrual is included in other current liabilities on the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets.
The following table shows the restructuring activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2019:
In March 2019, the Company entered into a short-term sublease of its former headquarters facility in which the rental period is co-terminus with the primary lease, which ends in November 2019. Under the sublease arrangement, the sublessee is obligated to pay the Company sublease payments and the Company recognizes those payments as a reduction of the fixed lease costs. The sublease income was immaterial for each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.
During the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company made the decision to exit and sell its Electrical Solutions segment (which was comprised solely of Koontz-Wagner Custom Controls Holdings LLC (“Koontz-Wagner”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company) in an effort to reduce the Company’s outstanding term debt. The Company determined that the decision to exit this segment met the definition of a discontinued operation. As a result, this segment has been presented as a discontinued operation for all periods presented. In connection with the Company’s decision to sell the Electrical Solutions segment, the Company performed an impairment analysis on this segment’s finite- and indefinite-lived intangible assets (customer relationships and trade names, respectively) and determined that their carrying value exceeded their fair value. As a result, in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company recorded an impairment charge of $9.7 million related to these intangible assets. After the impairment charge, the fair value of this segment’s intangible assets was zero at December 31, 2017. Determining fair value is judgmental in nature and requires the use of significant estimates and assumptions, considered to be Level 3 inputs. There were no non-recurring fair value re-measurements related to the Electrical Solutions segment during the year ended December 31, 2018 or the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.
In spite of the Company’s efforts, which included retaining financial advisors to sell all or part of Koontz-Wagner’s operations, inside or outside of a federal bankruptcy or state court proceeding (including Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code), the proposed disposition did not progress as planned due, primarily, to the absence of viable bids in the sale process, the inability of Koontz-Wagner to fund its ongoing operations or obtain financing to do so, and Koontz-Wagner’s deteriorating financial performance. As a result, on July 11, 2018, Koontz-Wagner filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 7 of Title 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. The filing was for Koontz-Wagner only, not for the Company as a whole, and was completely separate and distinct from the Williams business and operations.
As a result of the July 11, 2018 bankruptcy of Koontz-Wagner, the Company recorded $11.4 million of exit costs, which were included in loss from discontinued operations in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations for the year ended December 31, 2018. These charges consisted of a $4.0 million fee related to a fifth amendment of the Initial Centre Lane Facility, a pension withdrawal liability of $2.9 million related to Koontz-Wagner’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1392 multi-employer pension plan, a $1.8 million negotiated settlement of the Company’s guarantee of Koontz-Wagner’s Houston, Texas facility lease agreement and a $2.7 million liability as a result of the Company providing affected Koontz-Wagner employees with 60 days of salary continuation, as well as the difference between each employee’s cost of health care at the time of their employment termination and the cost of continued benefits under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”). The Company satisfied the liability related to the lease guarantee settlement and substantially all of the salary and benefit continuation liability through cash payments by the end of 2018. The pension liability is expected to be satisfied by annual cash payments of $0.3 million each, paid in quarterly installments, over the next twenty years.
On March 21, 2018, the Company closed on the sale of its office building in Heerlen, Netherlands for $0.3 million, resulting in an immaterial gain on sale, which was reflected in loss from discontinued operations before income tax expense (benefit) in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated statement of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.
In connection with the sale of its Mechanical Solutions segment during 2017, the Company entered into a transition services agreement with the purchaser to provide certain accounting and administrative services for an initial period of nine months. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company did not provide services for the purchaser. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company provided less than $0.1 million and $0.3 million, respectively, in services for the purchaser, which was included in general and administrative expenses from continuing operations in the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of operations.
In April 2019, the purchaser of our former Mechanical Solutions segment went into receivership and in connection with this event, the Company recognized a write down to the estimated fair value of its amounts due of $0.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019. This charge was included in general and administrative expenses from continuing operations in the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2019. The Company has remaining balances of $0.2 million and $0.8 million included in other current assets and other current liabilities, respectively, on the September 30, 2019 unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet. Management continues to monitor the status of the bankruptcy proceedings and believes the amounts recorded in its financial statements as of September 30, 2019 materially reflect the fair value of the related asset and liability.
As of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company did not have any assets related to its Electrical and Mechanical Solutions’ discontinued operations. The following table presents a reconciliation of the carrying amounts of major classes of liabilities of Electrical and Mechanical Solutions’ discontinued operations:
The following table presents a reconciliation of the major classes of line items constituting the net income (loss) from discontinued operations. In accordance with GAAP, the amounts in the table below do not include an allocation of corporate overhead.
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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