Commitments and Contingencies
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2019
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||
Operating Lease Commitment
On August 21, 2017, the Company entered into a lease agreement (“August 2017 Lease Agreement”) for commercial lease of office space, pursuant to which the Company agreed to lease 32,733 square feet of office space (“Leased Premises”). The initial term of the August 2017 Lease Agreement was for a period of seven years which began with the Company’s occupancy of the Leased Premises in February 2018. The base rent for the Leased Premises ranged from approximately $470,000 for the first year to approximately $908,000 for the seventh year. Per the terms of the August 2017 Lease Agreement, the landlord agreed to reimburse the Company for $1,080,189 of leasehold improvements. The reimbursements had been deferred and were to be recognized as a reduction of rent expense over the term of the lease. Additionally, the August 2017 Lease Agreement required a standby irrevocable letter of credit of $400,000, which was to be reduced, if the Company is not in default under the August 2017 Lease Agreement, to $300,000 and $200,000 on the third and fourth anniversary of the commencement date, respectively, The Company entered into an unsecured letter of credit for $400,000 in connection with the August 2017 Lease Agreement for which it incurred interest expense of $1,837 and $1,774 for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.
The Company adopted ASU 2016-02 using the effective date method as of January 1, 2019 and recorded a lease liability of approximately $3.8 million, and a right-of-use asset of approximately $2.4 million, with no operations adjustment to the accumulated deficit related to the Leased Premises. Operating leases are included in operating lease right-of-use assets, operating lease liabilities, current and operating lease liabilities, noncurrent in the Company’s consolidated balance sheets.
ROU assets represent the Company’s right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent its obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. ROU assets and liabilities are recognized at commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. As the Company’s leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company uses an incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments, which was 9%. This is the rate the Company would have to pay if borrowing on a collateralized basis over a similar term to each lease. The ROU asset also includes any lease payments made and excludes lease incentives. Lease expense for lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.
On February 26, 2019, the Company amended its lease (“February 2019 Lease Agreement”) pursuant to which an additional 30,023 square feet of office space (“New Premises”) will be leased by the Company in the same building for an aggregate total of 62,756 square feet of leased office space (“Total Premises”). Per ASC 842, the February 2019 Lease Agreement constitutes a modification as it extends the original lease term and increases the scope of the lease (additional space provided under the amendment), which requires evaluation of the remeasurement of the lease liability and corresponding ROU asset. Per ASC 842, an extension of the lease term does not constitute a separate contract. Accordingly, the Company reassessed the classification of the Leased Premises and remeasured the lease liability on the basis of the extended lease term using the 20 additional monthly rent payments and the incremental borrowing rate at the effective date of the modification of 9%. The remeasurement for the modification resulted in an increase to the lease liability and the ROU asset of approximately $855,000. The Company determined that the New Premises will be treated as a new standalone lease under ASC 842 and recorded a lease liability and a right-of-use asset of approximately $2.7 million for the modification.
Per the terms of the February 2019 Lease Agreement, the landlord agreed to reimburse the Company for $990,759 of leasehold improvements. The reimbursements have been deferred and will be recognized as a reduction of rent expense over the term of the lease. Additionally, the February 2019 Lease Agreement required a standby irrevocable letter of credit of $369,900, which may be reduced, if the Company is not in default under the February 2019 Lease Agreement, to $277,425 and $184,950 on the third and fourth anniversary of the commencement date, respectively.
The following table summarizes the Company’s maturities of operating lease liabilities as of March 31, 2019:
Total lease expense for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 was $200,162 and $146,991, respectively.
Capital Lease Commitment
The lease payments under the capital lease agreement for the copier machine commenced when the machine was placed in service in January 2016. The lease was for a three-year term that concluded in January 2019 and included a bargain purchase option at the end of the term.
Jenrin License Agreement
The Company, entered into a License Agreement (the “Jenrin Agreement”) with Jenrin Discovery, LLC, a privately-held Delaware limited liability company (“Jenrin”), effective September 20, 2018. Pursuant to the Jenrin Agreement, Jenrin granted the Company exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize the Licensed Products (as defined in the Jenrin Agreement) which includes the Jenrin library of over 600 compounds and multiple issued and pending patent filings. The compounds are designed to treat inflammatory and fibrotic diseases by targeting the endocannabinoid system. The lead product candidate is CRB-4001, a peripherally-restricted CB-1 inverse agonist targeting fibrotic liver, lung, heart and kidney diseases. The Company plans to commence a Phase 1 clinical trial of CRB-4001 in 2019.
In consideration of the license and other rights granted by Jenrin, the Company paid Jenrin a $250,000 upfront cash payment and is obligated to pay potential milestone payments to Jenrin totaling up to $18.4 million for each compound it elects to develop based upon the achievement of specified development and regulatory milestones. In addition, Corbus is obligated to pay Jenrin royalties in the mid, single digits based on net sales of any Licensed Products, subject to specified reductions. As of March 31, 2019, there have been no milestone or royalty payments made to Jenrin.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-01, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business (“ASU 2017-01”) which clarifies the definition of a business and determines when an integrated set of assets and activities is not a business. ASU 2017-01 requires that if substantially all of the fair value of gross assets acquired or disposed of is concentrated in a single asset or group of similar identifiable assets, the assets would not represent a business. The Company determined that substantially all of the fair value of the Jenrin Agreement was attributable to a single in-process research and development asset, CRB-4001, which did not constitute a business. The Company concluded that it did not have any alternative future use for the acquired in-process research and development asset. Thus, the Company recorded the $250,000 upfront payment to research and development expenses in the third quarter of 2018. The Company will account for the $18.4 million of development and regulatory milestone payments in the period that the relevant milestones are achieved as either research and development expense or as an intangible asset as applicable.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef