Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Commitments and Contingencies [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

Note 15—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, research and development 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 ended March 31, 2017 at a reduced interim rate. We signed a new lease in February 2017 for a separate facility and moved into our new headquarters facilities in April 2017.


Through March 31, 2017, our headquarters was 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 $15,000 per month for the three months ended March 31, 2017. As of April 1, 2017, our headquarters are located at 8965 Research Drive, Irvine, California 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 terminated in October 2018. Our rent expense under these leases was $37,000 and $104,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.


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 “Backstop Security”). 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 Backstop Security and with an expiration date of September 30, 2017 (“Letter of Credit”). If the investor was required to make any payments on the Letter of Credit, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement (as defined below), the Company would have been required to reimburse the investor the full amount of any such payment. Such payment obligation was 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 were 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 was scheduled to terminate on the earliest of: (a) replacement of the Letter of Credit with an alternative Backstop Security in favor of Dresser-Rand, (b) Dresser-Rand eliminating the Backstop Security 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 was obligated to pay a monthly fee equal to 1% of the amount of the Letter of Credit for the first twelve months with an additional one-time fee equal to 4% of the amount of the Letter of Credit at the one year anniversary, and a monthly fee equal to 2% for an additional 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, the monthly fee reduced to 1% of the amount of the amended Letter or Credit 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.