|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 29, 2019
Effective December 31, 2018, the Company adopted Topic 842 using the modified retrospective method for all leases in effect at the date of adoption. This new lease standard requires a lessee to recognize on the balance sheet a liability for future lease obligations and a corresponding operating lease right-of-use (ROU) asset. The guidance also requires certain qualitative and quantitative disclosures about the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The Company chose the effective date as its initial date of adoption. Consequently, the comparative information has not been restated and continues to be reported under the accounting standards in effect for those periods.
The Company elected the package of practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance, which allowed the Company to carry forward prior conclusions regarding lease identification, lease classification and initial indirect costs for existing leases. The Company did not elect the hindsight practical expedient.
In addition to the recognition of a liability for future lease obligations and a corresponding ROU asset, upon adoption, the Company:
The Company did not experience material changes to either the consolidated statements of income or the consolidated statements of cash flows due to the adoption of Topic 842. The following table summarizes the impacts of adopting Topic 842 on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2018 (in thousands):
The Company leases restaurant facilities and equipment. The Company determines whether an arrangement is or contains a lease at contract inception. The Company’s leases are all classified as operating leases, which are included as ROU assets and operating lease liabilities in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet. Operating lease liabilities are recognized based on the present value of future minimum lease payments over the expected lease term at commencement date. ROU assets are measured based on the operating lease liabilities adjusted for lease incentives, initial indirect costs and impairments of operating lease assets. Minimum lease payments include only the fixed lease components of the agreements, as well as any variable rate payments that depend on an index, which are measured initially using the index at the lease commencement dates. To determine the present value of future minimum
lease payments, the Company estimates incremental secured borrowing rates based on the information available at the lease commencement dates, or the transition date at adoption. The Company estimates its rates by starting with the interest rate on its senior revolving credit facility and makes adjustments to that rate to reflect the amount that it would pay to borrow the amount of the lease payments on a collateralized basis over similar terms. The Company validates such rates by determining its credit rating, adjusting the rating to capture payment terms on a collateralized basis and establishing a yield curve based on such credit rating. The expected lease terms include options to extend when it is reasonably certain the Company will exercise the options up to a total term of 20 years. For financial reporting purposes, minimum rent payments are expensed on a straight-line basis over the lives of the leases. Additionally, incentives received from landlords used to fund leasehold improvements reduce the ROU assets related to those leases and are amortized as reductions to rent expense over the lives of the leases. Variable lease payments that do not depend on a rate or index, payments associated with non-lease components and short-term rentals (leases with terms less than 12 months) are expensed as incurred.
At September 29, 2019, all of the Company-owned Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants operated in leased premises, with the exception of the restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, which is an owned property, and the restaurants in Anaheim, CA, Lake Mary, FL Princeton, NJ and South Barrington, IL, which operate on leased land. The leases generally provide for minimum annual rental payments with scheduled minimum rent payments increases during the terms of the leases. Certain leases also provide for rent deferral during the initial term, lease incentives in the form of tenant allowances to fund leasehold improvements, and/or contingent rent provisions based on the sales at the underlying restaurants. Most of the Company’s restaurant leases have remaining lease terms of 1 year to 20 years, some of which include options to extend the leases for 5 years or more. The Company’s lease agreements do not contain any material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants. The weighted average term and discount rate for operating leases is 13.3 years and 5.0%, respectively.
The components of lease expense are as follows (in thousands):
As of September 29, 2019, maturities of lease liabilities are summarized as follows (in thousands):
As previously disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2018, and under the previous lease accounting prior to the adoption of ASC 842, future minimum annual rental commitments for operating leases as of December 30, 2018 were as follows (in thousands):
Supplemental cash flow information related to leases was as follows (in thousands):
The entire disclosure for operating leases of lessee. Includes, but is not limited to, description of operating lease and maturity analysis of operating lease liability.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef