|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
NOTE 8. LEASES
ASU 2016-02, “Leases (Topic 842),” became effective for the Company on January 1, 2021. The Company adopted FASB ASC Topic 842 utilizing the modified retrospective transition approach prescribed by ASU 2018-11, “Leases (Topic 842): Targeted Improvements”. The Company did not elect the package of practical expedients, which includes reassessing whether any expired or existing contracts are or contain leases, reassessing the lease classification and reassessing initial direct costs. Also, the Company did not elect to adopt the hindsight practical expedient therefore maintaining the lease terms previously determined under FASB ASC Topic 840, “Leases”. The Company accounts for lease and non-lease components separately where applicable as such amounts are readily determinable.
Once the Company identifies and determines certain contracts are leases according to FASB ASC Topic 842, the Company classifies it as an operating or a finance lease and recognizes a right-of-use (ROU) asset and a lease liability at the lease commencement date. The lease liability represents the present value of the lease payments that remain unpaid as of the commencement date and ROU is the initial lease liability recognized for the lease plus any lease payments made to the lessor at or before the commencement date as well as any initial direct costs less any lease incentives received.
The Company does not have any finance leases at March 31, 2021. The Company has operating leases for its office branches, operations offices, and certain equipment utilized at those properties. Property leases typically have original lease terms ranging from 1 to 10 years, some of which may also include an option to extend the lease beyond the original lease term. The Company includes renewal and termination options within the lease term if deemed reasonably certain of exercise. The remainder of the lease portfolio is comprised of equipment leases that have remaining lease terms of 1 year to 3 years. Operating leases may vary in term and, from time to time, include incentives and/or rent escalations. Examples of these type of incentives may include periods of “free” rent and leasehold improvement incentives. The Company recognizes incentives on a straight-line basis over the lease term as a reduction or increase to rent expense, as applicable, within occupancy and equipment expenses in the consolidated statements of income. As of March 31, 2021, the Company’s operating lease ROU asset and operating lease liability totaled $6.1 million and $ 6.2 million, respectively. The Company’s leases typically have one or more renewal options included in the lease contract. Due to the nature of the Company’s leases, for leases with renewal options available, the Company evaluates each lease to determine if exercise of the renewal option is reasonably certain.
In order to calculate its ROU assets and lease liabilities, FASB AC Topic 842 requires the Company to use the rate of interest implicit in the lease when readily determinable. If the rate implicit in the lease is not readily determinable, the Company is required to use its incremental borrowing rate, which is the rate of interest the Company would have to pay to borrow on a collateralized basis over a
similar term in a similar economic environment. The Company was unable to determine the implicit interest rate in any of the leases and therefore used its incremental borrowing rate.
The table below presents additional information related to the Company’s leases as of March 31, 2021:
The Company’s leases have remaining lease terms of one to 10 years, with a weighted average lease term of 4.37 years at March 31, 2021.
The following is a schedule of the Company’s operating lease liabilities by contractual maturity as of March 31, 2021:
Total operating lease costs of $821 thousand for the three months ended March 31, 2021, were included as part of occupancy and equipment expense.
The below table shows the supplemental cash flow information related to the Company’s operating leases for the three months ended March 31, 2021:
The entire disclosure for lessee entity's leasing arrangements including, but not limited to, all of the following: (a.) The basis on which contingent rental payments are determined, (b.) The existence and terms of renewal or purchase options and escalation clauses, (c.) Restrictions imposed by lease agreements, such as those concerning dividends, additional debt, and further leasing.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/otherTransitionRef