Revenue Sharing Agreements ("RSAs")
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NOTE 17 - REVENUE SHARING AGREEMENTS (“RSAs”)
Florida. On February 9, 1999, the previous agreements with the Company’s Arizona Revenue Sharing investors were modified and replaced by a RSA for the state of Florida for a price of $1,000,000. The revenue sharing agreement applies to net storage revenues originating from specimens from within the state of Florida. The revenue sharing agreement entitles the investors to revenues of up to a maximum of 33,000 storage spaces. The revenue sharing agreement was entered into prior to the time he became a member of the Board from which he resigned during December 2004.
Illinois. In 1996, the Company signed agreements with a group of investors entitling them to an on-going 50% share of the Company’s 75% share of the annual storage fees (“net storage revenues”) less a deduction for 50% of billing and collection expenses generated by specimens stored in the Illinois Masonic Medical Center for a price of $1,000,000. The agreements were modified in 1998 to broaden the covered specimens to those originating in Illinois and its contiguous states and stored in Oldsmar, Florida for a maximum of up to 33,000 storage spaces.
Texas. On May 31, 2001, the Company entered into an agreement with Red Rock Partners, an Arizona general partnership, entitling them to on-going shares in a portion of the Company’s net storage revenue generated by specimens originating from within the State of Texas for a price of $750,000. The investors are entitled to a 37.5% share of net storage revenues originating in the State of Texas to a maximum of 33,000 storage spaces. The revenue sharing agreement was entered into prior to the time he became a member of the Board, from which he resigned during December 2004. During fiscal 2008, Red Rock assigned 50% of their interest in the agreement to SCC Investments, Inc., an Arizona corporation. During fiscal year 2010, SCC Investments, Inc. assigned its interest to SCF Holdings, LLC, an Arizona limited liability company.
The Company made total payments to all RSA holders of $666,138 and $796,759 for the fiscal years ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The Company recorded an RSA accrual of $546,229 and $820,436 as of November 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, related to interest owed to the RSA holders, which is included in accrued expenses in the Company’s consolidated financial. The Company also recorded interest expense of $669,590 and $1,277,815 for the fiscal years ended November 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, which is reflected in interest expense on the accompanying consolidated statements of comprehensive (loss) income.
Extinguishment of RSAs
On July 27, 2016, the Company entered into a Settlement Agreement and Release of All Claims (“Agreement”) with Charles D. Nyberg and Mary J. Nyberg, individually and as Trustees of the CDMJ Nyberg Family Trust (collectively, the “Nybergs”). Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, on August 26, 2016, the Company made a one-time lump-sum payment in the amount of $3.4 million (the “Settlement Payment”). In consideration of the Settlement Payment, all legal claims brought against the Company by the Nybergs pursuant to a lawsuit (see Note 15), will be settled. Additionally, in consideration of the Settlement Payment, the Nybergs, who owned the rights to and interests in 50% of each of the Florida Revenue Sharing Agreement and the Texas Revenue Sharing Agreement (together, the “FL and TX RSAs”) terminated their rights to these interests in the FL and TX RSAs, resulting in a 50% reduction in the Company’s ongoing payment obligations under the FL and TX RSAs. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, the Nybergs no longer have the rights to share in a portion of the Company’s storage revenues derived from specimens which originated in the states of Florida and Texas, including all rights to any storage revenues generated and unpaid prior to the date of the Agreement including entitlements that were due for the quarter ended May 31, 2016. The payment amount of $3.4 million was offset by the carrying amount of the long-term liability related to the RSAs in the amount of $875,000 and accrued expenses in the amount of $272,612 to reflect the extinguishment of revenue sharing agreements in the amount of $2,252,388 for the twelve months ended November 30, 2016.
The Company changed the methodology used to calculate the RSA payments owed to the RSA holders during fiscal year 2015 from calculating on the amount billed to customers to the amount collected from customers as noted per the RSA contracts. For fiscal 2015, this change in methodology accounted for a decrease in amounts owed to the RSA holders of approximately $187,000. The Company accounted for this change as a change in accounting estimate.