0001558370-20-003745.txt : 20200409 0001558370-20-003745.hdr.sgml : 20200409 20200409100754 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001558370-20-003745 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 10-Q PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 64 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20200229 FILED AS OF DATE: 20200409 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20200409 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001037390 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: REAL ESTATE [6500] IRS NUMBER: 060868486 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1130 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 10-Q SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-12879 FILM NUMBER: 20783432 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 641 LEXINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 26TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 BUSINESS PHONE: 2122187910 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 641 LEXINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 26TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10022 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: GRIFFIN LAND & NURSERIES INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19970408 10-Q 1 grif-20200229x10q.htm 10-Q grif_Current Folio_10Q

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED February 29, 2020

 

OR

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM              TO             

 

Commission File Number 1-12879

 

GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

Delaware

 

06-0868496

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

641 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York

 

10022

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code  (212) 218-7910

______________________________________________________________________________________

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

 

 

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share

GRIF

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes   No 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large accelerated filer

 

Accelerated filer 

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

Smaller reporting company

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes   No 

 

Number of shares of Common Stock outstanding at April 3, 2020:  5,128,413

 

 

 

 

GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC.

 

FORM 10-Q

 

Index

 

 

 

 

 

PART I  -

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) as of February 29, 2020 and November 30, 2019

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) for the Three Months Ended February 29, 2020 and February 28, 2019

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) (unaudited) for the Three Months Ended February 29, 2020 and February 28, 2019

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity (unaudited) for the Three Months Ended February 29, 2020 and February 28, 2019  

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) for the Three Months Ended February 29, 2020 and February 28, 2019

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

8

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 2

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

23

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 3

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

32

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 4

Controls and Procedures

32

 

 

 

 

PART II - 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1

Not Applicable

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1A

Risk Factors

33

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 2

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

33

 

 

 

 

 

ITEMS 3-5

Not Applicable

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 6

Exhibits

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

40

 

 

 

 

PART I  FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

 

GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 29, 2020

 

Nov. 30, 2019

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real estate assets at cost, net

 

$

240,495

 

$

238,614

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

8,695

 

 

5,874

Short-term investments

 

 

 —

 

 

1,011

Deferred income taxes

 

 

4,224

 

 

3,281

Real estate assets held for sale

 

 

7,496

 

 

2,137

Other assets

 

 

19,550

 

 

17,578

Total assets

 

$

280,460

 

$

268,495

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortgage loans, net of debt issuance costs

 

$

159,495

 

$

142,575

Deferred revenue

 

 

9,984

 

 

10,918

Revolving lines of credit

 

 

4,100

 

 

5,875

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

4,754

 

 

4,318

Dividend payable

 

 

 —

 

 

2,538

Other liabilities

 

 

14,057

 

 

11,509

Total liabilities

 

 

192,390

 

 

177,733

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 5,668,043 shares issued and 5,075,120 shares outstanding

 

 

57

 

 

57

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

113,313

 

 

113,256

Retained earnings

 

 

599

 

 

919

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 

(5,570)

 

 

(3,141)

Treasury stock, at cost, 592,923 shares

 

 

(20,329)

 

 

(20,329)

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

88,070

 

 

90,762

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

 

$

280,460

 

$

268,495

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

    

Feb. 29, 2020

    

Feb. 28, 2019

    

Rental revenue

 

$

8,914

 

$

8,437

 

Revenue from property sales

 

 

750

 

 

866

 

Total revenue

 

 

9,664

 

 

9,303

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses of rental properties

 

 

2,856

 

 

2,665

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

3,235

 

 

2,942

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

2,057

 

 

2,090

 

Costs related to property sales

 

 

166

 

 

814

 

Total expenses

 

 

8,314

 

 

8,511

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

 

1,350

 

 

792

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(1,792)

 

 

(1,650)

 

Investment income

 

 

26

 

 

92

 

Loss before income tax benefit

 

 

(416)

 

 

(766)

 

Income tax benefit

 

 

96

 

 

180

 

Net loss

 

$

(320)

 

$

(586)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net loss per common share

 

$

(0.06)

 

$

(0.12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted net loss per common share

 

$

(0.06)

 

$

(0.12)

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

    

Feb. 29, 2020

    

Feb. 28, 2019

    

Net loss

 

$

(320)

 

$

(586)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Reclassifications included in net loss

 

 

95

 

 

42

 

  Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges

 

 

(2,524)

 

 

(1,500)

 

Total other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 

(2,429)

 

 

(1,458)

 

Total comprehensive loss

 

$

(2,749)

 

$

(2,044)

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

5

GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity

For the Three Months Ended February 29, 2020 and February 28, 2019

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares of

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

Accumulated Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

Common

 

Paid-in

 

Retained

 

Comprehensive

 

Treasury

 

 

 

 

    

Issued

    

Stock

    

Capital

    

Earnings

    

Income (Loss)

    

Stock

    

Total

Balance at November 30, 2018

 

5,635,706

 

$

56

 

$

112,071

 

$

(211)

 

$

2,395

 

$

(19,483)

 

$

94,828

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

90

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

90

Net loss

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(586)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(586)

Total other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(1,458)

 

 

 —

 

 

(1,458)

Balance at February 28, 2019

 

5,635,706

 

$

56

 

$

112,161

 

$

(797)

 

$

937

 

$

(19,483)

 

$

92,874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at November 30, 2019

 

5,668,043

 

$

57

 

$

113,256

 

$

919

 

$

(3,141)

 

$

(20,329)

 

$

90,762

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

57

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

57

Net loss

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(320)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(320)

Total other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

(2,429)

 

 

 —

 

 

(2,429)

Balance at February 29, 2020

 

5,668,043

 

$

57

 

$

113,313

 

$

599

 

$

(5,570)

 

$

(20,329)

 

$

88,070

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

    

Feb. 29, 2020

    

Feb. 28, 2019

 

Operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(320)

 

$

(586)

 

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

3,235

 

 

2,942

 

Gain on sales of properties

 

 

(584)

 

 

(52)

 

Noncash rental revenue including straight-line rents

 

 

(512)

 

 

(630)

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs

 

 

103

 

 

74

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

(96)

 

 

(180)

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

57

 

 

90

 

Amortization of terminated swap agreement

 

 

 —

 

 

31

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

 

(258)

 

 

192

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

936

 

 

122

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

(570)

 

 

(538)

 

Other liabilities

 

 

(1,586)

 

 

22

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

405

 

 

1,487

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of land and building

 

 

(7,921)

 

 

 —

 

Additions to real estate assets

 

 

(3,796)

 

 

(1,923)

 

Changes in short-term investments, net

 

 

1,011

 

 

2,000

 

Proceeds from sales of properties, net of expenses

 

 

740

 

 

866

 

Deferred leasing costs and other

 

 

(158)

 

 

(190)

 

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

 

 

(10,124)

 

 

753

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from mortgage and construction loans

 

 

21,500

 

 

141

 

Principal payments on mortgage loans

 

 

(4,254)

 

 

(949)

 

Dividends paid to stockholders

 

 

(2,538)

 

 

(2,279)

 

Net repayments on revolving lines of credit

 

 

(1,775)

 

 

 —

 

Payment of debt issuance costs

 

 

(393)

 

 

 —

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

12,540

 

 

(3,087)

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

2,821

 

 

(847)

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

5,874

 

 

8,592

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

8,695

 

$

7,745

 

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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GRIFFIN INDUSTRIAL REALTY, INC.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(dollars in thousands unless otherwise noted, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

1.    Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. ("Griffin") is a real estate business principally engaged in developing, acquiring, managing and leasing industrial/warehouse properties. Griffin seeks to add to its industrial/warehouse property portfolio through the acquisition and development of land or the purchase of buildings in select markets targeted by Griffin. Griffin also owns several office/flex properties and undeveloped land. Periodically, Griffin may sell certain of its real estate assets that it has owned for an extended time period and the use of which is not consistent with Griffin's core development and leasing strategy.

 

Griffin’s consolidated financial statements reflect its accounts and its consolidated subsidiaries. Griffin consolidates the subsidiaries it controls through (i) voting rights or similar rights or (ii) by means other than voting rights if Griffin is the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity (“VIE”). There are no VIEs in which Griffin is not a primary beneficiary.

 

Griffin may acquire property using a reverse like-kind exchange structure (a “Reverse 1031 Like-Kind Exchange”) under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, to defer taxable gains on the subsequent sale of real estate property. As such, the acquired property (the “Parked Property”) is in the possession of a qualified intermediary engaged to execute the Reverse 1031 Like-Kind Exchange until the subsequent sale transaction and the Reverse 1031 Like-Kind Exchange are completed. Griffin retains essentially all of the legal and economic benefits and obligations related to the Parked Property prior to the completion of the Reverse 1031 Like-Kind Exchange. As such, a Parked Property is included in Griffin’s consolidated financial statements as a consolidated VIE until legal title is transferred to Griffin upon completion of the Reverse 1031 Like-Kind Exchange.

 

These financial statements have been prepared in conformity with the standards of accounting measurement set forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 270, “Interim Reporting” and in accordance with the accounting policies stated in Griffin’s audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2019 (“fiscal 2019”) included in Griffin’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 13, 2020. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in that report. All adjustments, comprising only normal recurring adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of results for the interim periods, have been reflected and all intercompany transactions have been eliminated. The consolidated balance sheet data as of November 30, 2019 was derived from Griffin’s audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).

 

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses in the reporting period. Griffin regularly evaluates estimates and assumptions related to the useful life and recoverability of long-lived assets, stock-based compensation expense, deferred income tax asset valuations and the valuation of derivative instruments. Griffin bases its estimates and assumptions on current facts, historical experience and various other factors that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities and the accrual of costs and expenses that are not readily apparent from other sources. The actual results experienced by Griffin may differ materially and adversely from Griffin’s estimates. To the extent there are material differences between the estimates and the actual results, future results of operations will be affected.

 

Griffin considers all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less at the date of purchase to be cash equivalents. At February 29, 2020 and November 30, 2019,  $7,138 and $4,299, respectively, of the cash and cash equivalents included on Griffin’s consolidated balance sheets were held in cash equivalents. Griffin’s short-term investments are comprised of repurchase agreements with Webster Bank, N.A. (“Webster Bank”) that are collateralized

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with securities issued by the United States government or its sponsored agencies and are accounted for as held-to-maturity securities under FASB ASC 320, “Investments – Debt and Equity Securities” (“ASC 320”). The repurchase agreements are carried at their resell amounts, which approximates fair value due to their short-term nature. Interest on repurchase agreements is reflected as interest receivable that is included in other assets.

 

As of February 29, 2020, Griffin was a party to several interest rate swap agreements to hedge its interest rate exposures. Griffin does not use derivatives for speculative purposes. Griffin applies FASB ASC 815-10, “Derivatives and Hedging,” (“ASC 815-10”) as amended, which establishes accounting and reporting standards for derivative instruments and hedging activities. ASC 815-10 requires Griffin to recognize all derivatives as either assets or liabilities on its consolidated balance sheet and measure those instruments at fair value. The changes in the fair values of the interest rate swap agreements are measured in accordance with ASC 815-10 and reflected in the carrying values of the interest rate swap agreements on Griffin’s consolidated balance sheet. The estimated fair values are based primarily on projected future swap rates.

 

Griffin applies cash flow hedge accounting to its interest rate swap agreements that are designated as hedges of the variability of future cash flows from floating rate liabilities based on benchmark interest rates. The changes in the fair values of Griffin’s interest rate swap agreements are recorded as components of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) (“AOCI”) in stockholders’ equity to the extent they are effective. Any ineffective portions of the changes in the fair values of these instruments would be recorded as interest expense or interest income.

 

The results of operations for the three months ended February 29, 2020 (the “2020 first quarter”) are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. The three months ended February 28, 2019 are referred to herein as the “2019 first quarter.” Certain amounts from the 2019 first quarter have been reclassified to conform to the current fiscal quarter’s presentation.    

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements Adopted

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU” or “Update”) No. 2016-02, “Leases,” which establishes a right-of-use (“ROU”) model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than twelve months. The accounting applied by lessors under ASU No. 2016-02 is largely unchanged from that applied under current U.S. GAAP. Leases are either classified as finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. ASU No. 2016-02 also requires significant additional disclosures about the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows from leases. In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-10, “Codification Improvements to Topic 842, Leases,” which provides narrow amendments to clarify how to apply certain aspects of the new lease standard and ASU No. 2018-11, “Leases (Topic 842): Targeted Improvements,” which provides an alternative transition method that permits an entity to use the effective date of ASU No. 2016-02 as the date of initial application through the recognition of a cumulative effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings upon adoption. An entity’s reporting for the comparative periods presented in the financial statements in which it adopts the new lease standard will continue to be in accordance with current U.S. GAAP under FASB ASC Topic 840, “Leases.” In December 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-20, “Leases (Topic 842): Narrow Scope Improvements for Lessors,” which provides clarification on implementation issues associated with adopting ASU No. 2016-02. In March 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-01, “Leases (Topic 842): Codification Improvements,” which clarifies the determination of fair value of an underlying asset by lessors that are not manufacturers or dealers, presentation on the statement of cash flows for sales-type and direct financing leases and transition issues related to Topic 250, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections.

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Griffin used the modified retrospective method upon adoption of ASU No. 2016-02, ASU No. 2018-10, ASU No. 2018-11, ASU No. 2018-20 and ASU No. 2019-01 when they became effective for Griffin on December 1, 2019, and, therefore, Griffin did not restate any comparative periods. Upon adoption, Griffin elected the package of practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance, which permits Griffin to not reassess its prior conclusions about lease identification, lease classification and initial direct costs. Griffin did not elect the practical expedient to use hindsight in determining the lease term and in assessing impairment of right-of-use assets. Griffin did elect the practical expedient pertaining to land easements that allows an entity to choose to not apply ASC 842 to certain existing land easements at transition. Griffin made an accounting policy election to keep leases with an initial term of twelve months or less off of the balance sheet. Griffin’s leases with its tenants were classified as operating leases under previous guidance and remained operating leases upon the adoption of ASC 842, therefore, as a lessor there was no significant impact upon adoption. As a lessee, Griffin has two operating leases that resulted in the recognition of ROU assets of $858 and lease liabilities of $858 related to Griffin’s executive office in New York City. The adoption of ASC 842 did not have a material impact on Griffin’s consolidated statements of operations or cash flows.

 

In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-12, “Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities,” which is intended to improve the financial reporting for hedging relationships to better represent the economic results of a company’s risk management activities in its financial statements and make certain targeted improvements to simplify the application of the hedge accounting guidance. ASU No. 2017-12 makes more financial and nonfinancial hedging strategies eligible for hedge accounting, amends the presentation and disclosure requirements and changes how entities assess effectiveness. In April 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-04, “Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses, Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, and Topic 825, Financial Instruments,” which provides clarification on implementation issues associated with adopting ASU No. 2017-12. ASU No. 2017-12 and ASU No. 2019-04 each became effective for Griffin on December 1, 2019.  The application of ASU No. 2017-12 and ASU No. 2019-04 did not have an impact on Griffin’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-07, “Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting,” to include share-based payment transactions for acquiring goods and services from nonemployees. ASU No. 2018-07 simplifies the accounting for nonemployee share-based payments by aligning it more closely with the accounting for employee awards. ASU No. 2018-07 became effective for Griffin on December 1, 2019.  The application of ASU No. 2018-07 did not have an impact on Griffin’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In October 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-16, “Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Inclusion of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) Overnight Index Swap (OIS) Rate as a Benchmark Interest Rate for Hedge Accounting Purposes.” ASU No. 2018-16 permits the use of the Swap OIS Rate (“OIS Rate”) based on the Secured Overnight Financing Rate as a U.S. benchmark interest rate for hedge accounting purposes under Topic 815 in addition to the interest rates on direct Treasury obligations of the U.S. government, the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) and the OIS Rate based on the Federal Funds Effective Rate. The amendments in ASU No. 2018-16 were required to be adopted concurrently with the amendments in ASU No. 2017-12, therefore, ASU No. 2018-16 became effective for Griffin on December 1, 2019.  The application of ASU No. 2018-16 did not have an impact on Griffin’s consolidated financial statements.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, “Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement.” ASU No. 2018-13 removes, modifies and adds certain disclosure requirements in FASB ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement” (“ASC 820”). The amendments on changes in unrealized gains and losses, the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements, and the narrative description of measurement uncertainty should be applied prospectively in the year of adoption. All other amendments should be applied retrospectively to all periods presented upon their effective date. ASU No. 2018-13 will become effective for Griffin in the fiscal year ending November 30, 2021 (“fiscal 2021”). Early adoption is permitted upon issuance for any removed or modified disclosures. Griffin does not expect the application of ASU No. 2018-13 to have an impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

 

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There are various other Updates recently issued which represent technical corrections to the accounting literature or apply to specific industries. Griffin does not expect the application of any of these other Updates to have an impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

2.    Fair Value

 

Griffin applies the provisions of ASC 820, which establishes a fair value hierarchy that requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs, when measuring fair value. The categorization of an asset or liability within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. ASC 820 establishes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value, as follows:

 

Level 1 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.  Level 2 assets and liabilities include Griffin’s interest rate swap agreements (see Note 4). These inputs are readily available in public markets or can be derived from information available in publicly quoted markets, therefore, Griffin has categorized these derivative instruments as Level 2 within the fair value hierarchy. Level 2 assets also include Griffin’s short-term investments in repurchase agreements with Webster Bank (see Note 1). The repurchase agreements are carried at their resell amounts, which approximates fair value due to their short-term nature.

 

Level 3 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities. On February 18, 2020, Griffin closed on the acquisition of 3320 Maggie Boulevard (“3320 Maggie”), an approximately 108,000 square foot industrial/warehouse building in Orlando, Florida (see Note 3). The purchase was treated as an asset acquisition in accordance with ASC 805 and all assets acquired were recorded at their fair values. The fair values of the real estate assets acquired were based on both publicly available data and unobservable inputs. The fair values of the intangible assets acquired, comprised of the value of the in-place lease and the associated tenant relationship, were based on unobservable inputs. Griffin derived the fair values of the intangible assets based on a discounted cash flow analysis using assumptions that included the rental rate of the in-place lease, the commission percentage expected to be paid on the subsequent leasing of the vacant space and the likelihood that the tenant will renew its lease.

 

 

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During the 2020 first quarter, Griffin did not transfer any assets or liabilities into or out of Levels 1 or 2. The following are Griffin’s financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value and measured at fair value on a recurring basis:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 29, 2020

 

    

Quoted Prices in

    

Significant

    

Significant

 

 

Active Markets for

 

Observable

 

Unobservable

 

 

Identical Assets

 

Inputs

 

Inputs

 

 

(Level 1)

 

(Level 2)

 

(Level 3)

Interest rate swap asset

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

Interest rate swap liabilities

 

$

 —

 

$

7,328

 

$

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 30, 2019

 

    

Quoted Prices in

    

Significant

    

Significant

 

 

Active Markets for

 

Observable

 

Unobservable

 

 

Identical Assets

 

Inputs

 

Inputs

 

 

(Level 1)

 

(Level 2)

 

(Level 3)

Interest rate swap assets

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

Interest rate swap liabilities

 

$

 —

 

$

4,052

 

$

 —

 

The carrying and estimated fair values of Griffin’s financial instruments are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

February 29, 2020

 

November 30, 2019

 

 

Hierarchy

 

Carrying

 

Estimated

 

Carrying

 

Estimated

 

    

Level

    

Value

    

Fair Value

    

Value

    

Fair Value

Financial assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

1

 

$

8,695

 

$

8,695

 

$

5,874

 

$

5,874

Short-term investments

 

2

 

$

 —

 

$

 —

 

$

1,011

 

$

1,011

Financial liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortgage loans, net of debt issuance costs

 

2

 

$

159,495

 

$

163,054

 

$

142,575

 

$

145,235

Revolving lines of credit

 

2

 

$

4,100

 

$

4,100

 

$

5,875

 

$

5,875

Interest rate swap liabilities

 

2

 

$

7,328

 

$

7,328

 

$

4,052

 

$

4,052

 

The amounts included in the consolidated financial statements for cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, leasing receivables from tenants and accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their fair values because of the short-term maturities of these instruments. The amount included in the consolidated financial statements for the revolving lines of credit approximate their fair values because of their variable interest rates. The fair values of the mortgage loans, net of debt issuance costs, are estimated based on current rates offered to Griffin for similar debt of the same remaining maturities and, additionally, Griffin considers its credit worthiness in determining the fair value of its mortgage loans. The fair values of the interest rate swaps (used for purposes other than trading) are determined based on discounted cash flow models that incorporate the cash flows of the derivatives as well as the current OIS Rate and swap curve along with other market data, taking into account current interest rates and the credit worthiness of the counterparty for assets and the credit worthiness of Griffin for liabilities. 

 

The fair value of Griffin’s nonfinancial assets for the acquisition of 3320 Maggie in the 2020 first quarter of $7,921 are considered Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy. There were no liabilities assumed in connection with this acquisition. These assets were initially recorded at fair value and will not be re-measured at fair value on a recurring basis.

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3.    Real Estate Assets

 

Real estate assets consist of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated

 

 

 

 

 

    

Useful Lives

    

Feb. 29, 2020

 

Nov. 30, 2019

Land

 

 

 

$

31,886

 

$

30,750

Land improvements

 

10 to 30 years

 

 

44,913

 

 

40,992

Buildings and improvements

 

10 to 40 years

 

 

228,520

 

 

220,086

Tenant improvements

 

Shorter of useful life or terms of related lease

 

 

30,974

 

 

30,318

Machinery and equipment

 

3 to 20 years

 

 

10,958

 

 

7,557

Construction in progress

 

 

 

 

6,181

 

 

3,542

Development costs

 

 

 

 

4,632

 

 

10,404

 

 

 

 

 

358,064

 

 

343,649

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

(117,569)

 

 

(105,035)

 

 

 

 

$

240,495

 

$

238,614

 

Total depreciation expense and capitalized interest related to real estate assets were as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

    

Feb. 29, 2020

    

Feb. 28, 2019

 

Depreciation expense

 

$

2,863

 

$

2,591

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capitalized interest

 

$

 —

 

$

42

 

 

Real estate assets held for sale consist of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Feb. 29, 2020

    

Nov. 30, 2019

Land

 

$

529

 

$

323

Land improvements

 

 

269

 

 

388

Buildings and improvements

 

 

 —

 

 

417

Development costs

 

 

6,698

 

 

1,009

 

 

$

7,496

 

$

2,137

 

On February 18, 2020, Griffin, through a consolidated VIE, purchased 3320 Maggie for $7,921, including acquisition costs. Griffin provided all of the funding to the VIE to purchase 3320 Maggie and determined that the fair value of the assets acquired approximated the purchase price. Of the $7,921 purchase price, $7,078 represented the fair value of real estate assets and $843 represented the fair value of the acquired intangible assets, comprised of the values of the in-place lease at the time of acquisition and the associated tenant relationship (see Notes 2 and 8).  These fair values are preliminary and subject to refinement for up to one year after the closing date of the acquisition as additional information regarding fair values becomes available. The intangible assets are included in other assets on Griffin’s consolidated balance sheet. The fair value of the real estate assets primarily reflects the building and land improvements that are being depreciated principally over forty years and building and tenant improvements that are being depreciated over a period of five to twenty years. The intangible assets are being amortized over a period of five to ten years.

 

The acquisition of 3320 Maggie was made utilizing a Reverse 1031 Like-Kind Exchange that was entered into at closing. As such, as of February 29, 2020,  3320 Maggie is in the possession of a qualified intermediary engaged to execute the Reverse 1031 Like-Kind Exchange until the sale transaction and the Reverse 1031 Like-Kind Exchange are completed. Griffin retains essentially all of the legal and economic benefits and obligations related to 3320 Maggie prior to the completion of the Reverse 1031 Like-Kind Exchange. Accordingly, 3320 Maggie is included in Griffin’s consolidated financial statements as a consolidated VIE until legal title is transferred to Griffin upon completion of the Reverse 1031 Like-Kind Exchange.

 

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In the 2020 first quarter,  real estate assets held for sale increased by $5,359, reflecting: (a) an increase of $6,543 from real estate assets, net, transferred into real estate assets held for sale as a result of entering into agreements to sell such real estate; partially offset by (b) a  decrease of $1,084 from real estate assets held for sale being transferred back into real estate assets, net, as a result of the termination of agreements to sell such real estate assets; and (c) a reduction of $100 for a  property sale that closed. The real estate assets held for sale that were returned to real estate assets, net, in the 2020 first quarter were Griffin’s farm in Quincy, Florida and the approximately 7,200 square foot restaurant building in Griffin Center in Windsor, Connecticut.  Expenses of $30 related to the terminated sale agreements are included in costs related to property sales in the 2020 first quarter.

 

 

 

 

4.    Mortgage Loans

 

Griffin’s mortgage and construction loans consist of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Feb. 29, 2020

    

Nov. 30, 2019

4.72%, due October 3, 2022 *

 

$

4,148

 

$

4,174

4.39%, due January 2, 2025 *

 

 

18,954

 

 

19,101

4.17%, due May 1, 2026 *

 

 

13,021

 

 

13,115

3.79%, due November 17, 2026 *

 

 

24,522

 

 

24,701

4.39%, due August 1, 2027 *

 

 

9,969

 

 

10,034

3.97%, due September 1, 2027

 

 

11,615

 

 

11,673

4.57%, due February 1, 2028 *

 

 

17,965

 

 

18,069

5.09%, due July 1, 2029

 

 

5,609

 

 

5,725

5.09%, due July 1, 2029

 

 

3,930

 

 

4,011

3.60%, due January 2, 2030 *

 

 

6,487

 

 

 —

3.48%, due February 1, 2030

 

 

15,000

 

 

 —

4.33%, due August 1, 2030

 

 

16,546

 

 

16,634

4.51%, due April 1, 2034

 

 

13,953

 

 

14,030

3.91%, due January 27, 2020 *

 

 

 —

 

 

3,206

Nonrecourse mortgage loans

 

 

161,719

 

 

144,473

Debt issuance costs

 

 

(2,224)

 

 

(1,898)

Nonrecourse mortgage loans, net of debt issuance costs

 

 

159,495

 

 

142,575

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*Variable rate loans. Griffin has entered into interest rate swap agreements to effectively fix the interest rates on these loans to the rates reflected above.

 

Griffin’s weighted average interest rate on its mortgage loans, including the effect of its interest rate swap agreements, was 4.21% and 4.31% as of February 29, 2020 and November 30, 2019, respectively. As of February 29, 2020, Griffin was a party to several interest rate swap agreements related to its variable rate nonrecourse mortgage loans on certain of its real estate assets. Griffin accounts for its interest rate swap agreements as effective cash flow hedges (see Note 2). No ineffectiveness on the cash flow hedges was recognized as of February 29, 2020, and none is anticipated over the term of the agreements. Amounts in AOCI will be reclassified into interest expense over the term of the swap agreements to achieve fixed interest rates on each variable rate mortgage. None of the interest rate swap agreements contain any credit risk related contingent features. In the 2020 and 2019 first quarters, Griffin recognized losses, included in other comprehensive income, before taxes of $3,276 and $1,868, respectively, on its interest rate swap agreements. As of February 29, 2020,  $1,162 was expected to be reclassified over the next twelve months to AOCI from interest expense. As of February 29, 2020, the net fair value of Griffin’s interest rate swap agreements was a liability of $7,328,  which is included in other liabilities on Griffin’s consolidated balance sheet.

 

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On December 20, 2019, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Griffin entered into a nonrecourse mortgage loan (the “2020 Webster Mortgage”) with Webster Bank for $6,500.  The 2020 Webster Mortgage is collateralized by 7466 Chancellor Drive (“7466 Chancellor”), an approximately 100,000 square foot industrial/warehouse buildings in Orlando, Florida, that was acquired on October 25, 2019. The 2020 Webster Mortgage has a  ten-year term with monthly principal payments based on a twenty-five-year amortization schedule. The interest rate for the 2020 Webster Mortgage is a floating rate of the one month LIBOR rate plus 1.75%. At the time the 2020 Webster Mortgage closed, Griffin entered into an interest rate swap agreement with Webster Bank that effectively fixes the interest rate of the 2020 Webster Mortgage at 3.60% for the entire loan term. $5,875 of the proceeds from the 2020 Webster Mortgage were used to repay Webster Bank for the borrowing under Griffin’s Acquisition Credit Line (as defined below) that was used to finance a portion of the purchase price of 7466 Chancellor (see Note 5).

 

On January 23, 2020, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Griffin closed on a nonrecourse mortgage loan (the “2020 State Farm Mortgage”) with State Farm Life Insurance Company for $15,000. The 2020 State Farm Mortgage is collateralized by two industrial/warehouse buildings in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, 6975 Ambassador Drive and 871 Nestle Way, that aggregate approximately 254,000 square feet. The 2020 State Farm Mortgage has a ten-year term with monthly principal payments based on a twenty-five-year amortization schedule. The interest rate for the 2020 State Farm Mortgage is 3.48%.  $3,191 of the proceeds from the 2020 State Farm Mortgage were used to repay the mortgage loan on 871 Nestle Way that was scheduled to mature on January 27, 2020.

 

5.     Revolving Credit Agreements

 

Griffin has a $19,500 revolving credit line (the “Webster Credit Line”) with Webster Bank that is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2021, with an option to extend for an additional year through September 30, 2022. Interest on borrowings under the Webster Credit Line are at the one-month LIBOR rate plus 2.50%.  In the event that Webster Bank determines that LIBOR is no longer available, the Amended Webster Credit Line contemplates that Webster Bank shall transition to a comparable rate of interest to the LIBOR rate. Under the terms of the Revolving Credit Line Amendment, Griffin must maintain: (a) a maximum loan to value ratio of 72%; (b) a minimum liquidity, as defined in the Revolving Credit Line Amendment, of $5,000; and (c) a fixed charge coverage ratio, defined as EBITDA minus cash income taxes and dividends paid divided by debt service (the “Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio”), of at least 1.1 to 1.0.

 

The Webster Credit Line is collateralized by Griffin’s properties in Griffin Center South in Bloomfield, Connecticut, aggregating approximately 235,000 square feet, an approximately 48,000 square foot single-story office building in Griffin Center in Windsor, Connecticut and an approximately 31,000 square foot industrial/warehouse building in Bloomfield, Connecticut. As of February 29, 2020, there were no borrowings against the Webster Credit Line, however, the Webster Credit Line secured certain unused standby letters of credit aggregating $484 that are related to Griffin's development activities.

 

Griffin also has an additional credit line of $15,000 to be used to finance property acquisitions (the “Acquisition Credit Line”). The Acquisition Credit Line is unsecured, expires on September 30, 2021, with an option to extend for an additional year through September 30, 2022, and may be used to fund up to 65% of the purchase price of real estate acquisitions. Interest on advances under the Acquisition Credit Line are at the one-month LIBOR rate plus 2.75%.  In the event that LIBOR is no longer readily determinable or available, the Acquisition Credit Line contemplates that Webster Bank shall transition to an alternate rate of interest to the LIBOR rate taking into account then prevailing standards in the market for determining interest rates for commercial loans made by financial institutions in the United States at such time. Amounts borrowed under the Acquisition Credit Line are expected to be repaid with proceeds from long-term financing of the property acquired. If amounts borrowed under the Acquisition Credit Line are not repaid within 135 days from the date the properties are acquired, Griffin has agreed to either (a) repay the portion of the Acquisition Credit Line allocable to such advance or (b) execute a first-lien mortgage in favor of Webster Bank. Under the terms of the Acquisition Credit Line, Griffin must maintain (i) a minimum debt service coverage ratio of the aggregate acquired property (as defined in the Acquisition Credit Line) equal to or greater than 1.25 times; (ii) a minimum net worth of not less than $80,000; (iii) a minimum liquidity, as defined in the Acquisition Credit Line, of $5,000; (iv) a ratio of total debt plus preferred stock, to total assets not to exceed 50% of the total fair market value of Griffin’s assets; and (v) a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of at least 1.1 to 1.0.

At November 30, 2019, $5,875 was outstanding under the Acquisition Credit Line for the purchase in October 2019 of 7466 Chancellor, which was repaid on December 20, 2019 using the proceeds from the 2020 Webster Mortgage (see Note 4). As of February 29, 2020, $4,100 was outstanding under the Acquisition Credit Line for the purchase of 3320 Maggie (see Note 3) at a weighted-average interest rate of 4.41%.

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6.    Stockholders’ Equity

 

Per Share Results

 

Basic and diluted per share results were based on the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

 

Feb. 29, 2020

    

Feb. 28, 2019

 

Net loss

 

$

(320)

 

$

(586)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding for computation of basic per share results

 

 

5,075,000

 

 

5,065,000

 

Incremental shares from assumed exercise of Griffin stock options (a)

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

Adjusted weighted average shares for computation of diluted per share results

 

 

5,075,000

 

 

5,065,000

 


(a)

Incremental shares from the assumed exercise of Griffin stock options are not included in periods where the inclusion of such shares would be anti-dilutive. The incremental shares from the assumed exercise of stock options for the 2020 first quarter and 2019 first quarter would have been 54,000 and 21,000, respectively. 

 

Universal Shelf Filing/At-the-Market Equity Offering Program

 

On April 11, 2018, Griffin filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (the “Universal Shelf”) with the SEC. Under the Universal Shelf, Griffin may offer and sell up to $50,000 of a variety of securities including common stock, preferred stock, warrants, depositary shares, debt securities, units or any combination of such securities during the three year period that commenced upon the Universal Shelf becoming effective on April 25, 2018. Under the Universal Shelf, Griffin may periodically offer one or more types of securities in amounts, at prices and on terms announced, if and when the securities are ever offered. On May 10, 2018, Griffin filed a prospectus supplement with the SEC under which it may issue and sell, from time to time, up to an aggregate of $30,000 of its common stock (“Common Stock”) under an “at-the-market” equity offering program (the “ATM Program”) through Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated (“Baird”), as sales agent. Under a sales agreement with Baird, Griffin will set the parameters for the sales of its Common Stock under the ATM Program, including the number of shares to be issued, the time period during which sales are requested to be made, limitations on the number of shares that may be sold in any one trading day and any minimum price below which sales of shares may not be made. Sales of Common Stock, if any, under the ATM Program would be made in offerings as defined in Rule 415 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. In addition, with the prior consent of Griffin, Baird may also sell shares in privately negotiated transactions. Griffin expects to use net proceeds, if any, from the ATM Program for acquisitions of target properties consistent with Griffin’s investment strategies, repayment of debt and general corporate purposes. If Griffin obtains additional capital by issuing equity, the interests of its existing stockholders will be diluted. If Griffin incurs additional indebtedness, that indebtedness may impose financial and other covenants that may significantly restrict Griffin’s operations.

 

Griffin Stock Option Plans

 

Through February 29, 2020, stock options were granted by Griffin under the Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. 2009 Stock Option Plan (as amended, the “2009 Stock Option Plan”). Options granted under the 2009 Stock Option Plan may be either incentive stock options or non-qualified stock options issued at an exercise price not less than fair market value on the date approved by Griffin’s Compensation Committee. Vesting of all of Griffin's stock options is solely based upon service requirements and does not contain market or performance conditions.

 

Stock options issued expire ten years from the grant date. In accordance with the 2009 Stock Option Plan, stock options issued to non-employee directors upon their initial election to the board of directors are fully exercisable immediately upon the date of the option grant. Stock options issued to non-employee directors upon their re-election to the board of directors vest on the second anniversary from the date of grant. Stock options issued to employees vest in

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equal installments on the third, fourth and fifth anniversaries from the date of grant. None of the stock options outstanding at February 29, 2020 may be exercised as stock appreciation rights.

 

There were no options granted in the 2020 and 2019 first quarters.

 

In March 2020, Griffin’s Board of Directors adopted and approved the Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc. and Griffin Industrial, LLC 2020 Incentive Award Plan (the “2020 Incentive Award Plan”). The 2020 Incentive Award Plan was effective as of the date it was adopted by the Board, subject to stockholder approval at Griffin’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2020 Annual Meeting”). The 2020 Incentive Award Plan will replace the 2009 Stock Option Plan and authorizes for grant a total of 300,000 shares (plus any shares subject to awards under the 2009 Stock Option Plan, as of the date of stockholder approval of the 2020 Incentive Award Plan, that are forfeited, expire, are converted to shares of another person or are settled for cash), subject to certain adjustments in the 2020 Incentive Award Plan.  In addition to granting stock options, the 2020 Incentive Award Plan also enables Griffin to grant stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, restricted stock unit awards, partnership interests, other equity or cash based awards and dividend equivalents. If Griffin’s stockholders approve the 2020 Incentive Award Plan, no new awards will be granted under the 2009 Stock Option Plan; however, all then-outstanding awards under the 2009 Stock Option Plan would remain outstanding in accordance with their terms.  If, however, Griffin stockholders do not approve the 2020 Incentive Award Plan, the 2020 Incentive Award Plan (and any awards thereunder) will not become effective, and the 2009 Stock Option Plan would remain in effect in accordance with its current terms and conditions (see Note 10).  

 

 

 

 

Number of option holders at February 29, 2020

      

26

 

Compensation expense and related tax benefits for stock options were as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended 

 

 

 

Feb. 29, 2020

 

Feb. 28, 2019

    

Compensation expense

 

$

57

 

$

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related tax benefit

 

$

 9

 

$

13

 

 

For all periods presented, the forfeiture rate for directors ranged from 0% to 2%, the forfeiture rate for executives was 17.9% and the forfeiture rate for employees was 38.3%. The rates utilized were based on the historical activity of the grantees.

 

As of February 29, 2020, the unrecognized compensation expense related to nonvested stock options that will be recognized during future periods is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Balance of Fiscal 2020

    

$

122

Fiscal 2021

 

$

39

 

A summary of the activity under the 2009 Stock Option Plan is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

February 29, 2020

 

February 28, 2019

 

 

Number of

 

 

Weighted Avg.

 

Number of

 

 

Weighted Avg.

 

 

Shares

 

 

Exercise Price

 

Shares

 

 

Exercise Price

Outstanding at beginning of period

 

189,822

 

$

28.23

 

224,001

 

$

28.20

Forfeited

 

 —

 

$

 —

 

(1,749)

 

$

34.30

Outstanding at end of period

 

189,822

 

$

28.23

 

222,252

 

$

28.15

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

    

 

 

    

Weighted Avg.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remaining

 

 

 

Range of Exercise Prices for

 

Outstanding at

 

Weighted Avg.

 

Contractual Life

 

Total Intrinsic

Vested and Nonvested Options

 

February 29, 2020

 

Exercise Price

 

(in years)

 

Value

$23.00 - $28.00

 

112,638

 

$

26.76

 

6.0

 

$

1,519

$28.00 - $32.00

 

65,212

 

$

29.21

 

2.3

 

 

719

$32.00 - $39.00

 

11,972

 

$

36.74

 

7.8

 

 

42

 

 

189,822

 

$

28.23

 

4.8

 

$

2,280

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax, comprised of unrealized gains on cash flow hedges is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended 

 

 

 

Feb. 29, 2020

 

 

Feb. 28, 2019

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

$

(3,141)

 

$

2,395

 

Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications

 

 

(2,524)

 

 

(1,500)

 

Amounts reclassified

 

 

95

 

 

42

 

Net activity for other comprehensive loss

 

 

(2,429)

 

 

(1,458)

 

Balance at end of period

 

$

(5,570)

 

$

937

 

 

Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

February 29, 2020

 

February 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Expense)

 

Net-of

 

 

 

 

(Expense)

 

Net-of

 

    

Pre-Tax

    

Benefit

    

Tax

    

Pre-Tax

    

Benefit

    

Tax

Reclassification included in net loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on cash flow hedges (interest expense)

 

$

125

 

$

(30)

 

$

95

 

$

55

 

$

(13)

 

$

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in other comprehensive loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease in fair value adjustments on Griffin’s cash flow hedges

 

 

(3,401)

 

 

877

 

 

(2,524)

 

 

(1,923)

 

 

423

 

 

(1,500)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive loss

 

$

(3,276)

 

$