Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Commitments and Contingencies [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

Note 17—Commitments and Contingencies


We may become a party to litigation in the normal course of business. We accrue for open claims based on our historical experience and available insurance coverage. In the opinion of management, there are no legal matters involving us that would have a material adverse effect upon our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.




We lease our office facility and equipment under operating leases, which for the most part, are renewable. The leases also provide that we pay insurance and taxes. Our primary operating lease expired on December 31, 2016 and we extended the lease for a three month period ending March 31, 2017 at a reduced interim rate. We signed a new lease on February 2017 for a separate facility and moved into the new facilities in April 2017.


For the year ended December 31, 2016 and through March 31, 2017, our headquarters were located at 9400 Toledo Way, Irvine, California 92618. The property consisted of a mixed use commercial office, production, and warehouse facility of 32,649 square feet and expired December 31, 2016. We extended the lease at a reduced rate until March 31, 2017. The monthly rent was $26,825 for 2016 and reduced to $15,000 per month for the three months ending March 31, 2017. As of April 1, 2017, our headquarters is located at 8965 Research Drive, Irvine, CA 92618 and consists of a mixed use commercial office of 4,960 square feet. From January through March 2017, our monthly rent was $15,000 for the Toledo Way property holdover and, from April 1, 2017, our monthly rent is $10,168 per month, with annual escalations on April 1, 2018 to $10,473 per month and on April 1, 2019 to $10,787 per month for the Research Drive property. The Toledo Way lease terminated on April 1, 2017 and the Research Drive property lease expires on March 31, 2020. Our rent expense under these leases was $137,000 and $322,000 for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.


Future minimum rental payments under operating leases that have initial noncancelable lease terms in excess of one year as of December 31, 2017 are as follows:


Year ending December 31, 2018     125,000  
Year ending December 31, 2019     129,000  
Year ending December 31, 2020     32,000  
Total   $ 286,000  


Standby Letter of Credit


Pursuant to the terms of the CLA, the Company was required to provide a backstop security of $2.1 million to secure performance of certain obligations under the CLA (the “BSS”). Effective November 2, 2015, the Company executed that certain Backstop Security Support Agreement (the “Support Agreement”), pursuant to which an investor agreed to provide the Company with financial and other assistance (including the provision of sufficient and adequate collateral) as necessary in order for the Company to obtain a $2.1 million letter of credit acceptable to Dresser-Rand as the BSS and with an expiration date of June 30, 2017 (“Letter of Credit”). If the investor is required to make any payments on the Letter of Credit, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement (as defined below), the Company must reimburse the investor the full amount of any such payment. Such payment obligation is secured by a pledge of certain collateral of the Company pursuant to a Security Agreement dated November 2, 2015 (“Security Agreement”), and the security interest in favor of and the payment obligations to the investor are subject to the terms of that certain Subordination and Intercreditor Agreement executed concurrently with the Support Agreement and Security Agreement (the “Intercreditor Agreement”) by and among the investor, the Company and the collateral agent pursuant to the Senior Notes.


The term of the Company’s obligations under the Support Agreement (the “Term”) commenced on November 2, 2015, the issuance date of the Letter of Credit, and will terminate on the earliest of: (a) replacement of the Letter of Credit with an alternative BSS in favor of Dresser-Rand, (b) Dresser-Rand eliminating the BSS requirement under the CLA, or (c) the last day of the twenty-fourth calendar month following the commencement of the Term. In consideration of the investor’s support commitment, the Company paid the investor a one-time fee equal to 4% of the amount of the Letter of Credit and is obligated to pay a monthly fee equal to 1% of the amount of the Letter of Credit for the first twelve months. If the Support Agreement has not terminated after the initial twelve months, the Company will pay another one-time fee equal to 4% of the amount of the Letter of Credit, and a monthly fee equal to 2% of the amount of the Letter of Credit for up to another twelve months.


Concurrent with the execution of the amendment to the CMLA in April 2017, we and Dresser-Rand agreed to modify the requirements for our existing backstop security. As modified, we were required to maintain a $500,000 backstop security, reduced from $2.1 million, and the backstop security was extended from June 2017 to March 31, 2018. The letter of credit and the related backstop security were cancelled on April 10, 2018, with an effective date of March 31, 2018, with no claims having been made by Dresser-Rand thereunder.