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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 April 2, 2021

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 001-33076

WILLDAN GROUP, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Delaware

14-1951112

(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

2401 East Katella Avenue, Suite 300
Anaheim, California

92806

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (800424-9144

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, par value $0.01 per share

WLDN

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

(Nasdaq Global Market)

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 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

As of May 5, 2021, there were 12,516,994 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of Willdan Group, Inc. issued and outstanding.

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WILLDAN GROUP, INC.

FORM 10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

3

Item 1. Financial Statements (unaudited)

3

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

33

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

43

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

45

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

46

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

46

Item 1A. Risk Factors

47

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

47

Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities

47

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

47

Item 5. Other Information

47

Item 6. Exhibits

48

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this “10-Q”) contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements concern our business, operations and financial performance and condition as well as our plans, objectives and expectations for our business operations and financial performance and condition, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this 10-Q are forward-looking statements. These statements may include words such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “can have,” “could,” “due,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “objective,” “plan,” “potential,” “positioned,” “predict,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events or trends. For example, all statements we make relating to our plans and objectives for future operations, growth or initiatives and strategies are forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about our business and the industry in which we operate and our management’s beliefs and assumptions. We derive many of our forward-looking statements from our own operating budgets and forecasts, which are based upon many detailed assumptions. While we believe that our assumptions are reasonable, we caution that predicting the impact of known factors is very difficult, and we cannot anticipate all factors that could affect our actual results.

All of our forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results to differ materially from our expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, but are not limited to:

the extent to which the coronavirus (“Covid-19”) pandemic and measures taken to contain its spread ultimately impact our business, results of operation and financial condition, including the speed with which our various direct install programs for small businesses are able to resume normal operations following government mandated shutdowns and phased re-openings;
our ability to adequately complete projects in a timely manner;
our ability to compete successfully in the highly competitive energy efficiency services market, which represented 83% of our consolidated revenue in fiscal year 2020;
our reliance on work from our top ten clients, which accounted for 48% of our consolidated contract revenue for fiscal year 2020;
changes in state, local and regional economies and government budgets;
our ability to win new contracts, to renew existing contracts and to compete effectively for contracts awarded through bidding processes;
our ability to successfully integrate our acquisitions and execute on our growth strategy;
our ability to make principal and interest payments on our outstanding debt as they come due and to comply with the financial covenants contained in our debt agreements; and
our ability to obtain financing and to refinance our outstanding debt as it matures.

The above is not a complete list of factors or events that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations, and we cannot predict all of them. All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us, or persons acting on our behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements disclosed elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and under Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors”, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the

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fiscal year ended January 1, 2021, as such disclosures may be amended, supplemented or superseded from time to time by other reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including subsequent Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and public communications. You should evaluate all forward-looking statements made in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and otherwise in the context of these risks and uncertainties.

Potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements we make. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and are not guarantees of future performance or developments and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are in many cases beyond our control. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements publicly, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

WILLDAN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except par value)

(Unaudited)

    

April 2,

    

January 1,

2021

2021

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

25,374

$

28,405

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,957 and $2,127 at April 2, 2021 and January 1, 2021, respectively

 

42,414

 

60,403

Contract assets

 

66,973

 

62,426

Other receivables

 

5,390

 

6,405

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

4,649

 

5,564

Total current assets

 

144,800

 

163,203

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

 

12,777

 

12,506

Goodwill

130,124

130,124

Right-of-use assets

18,569

20,130

Other intangible assets, net

61,370

64,256

Other assets

 

2,041

 

5,993

Deferred income taxes, net

15,169

14,111

Total assets

$

384,850

$

410,323

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

26,250

$

41,372

Accrued liabilities

 

37,872

 

41,754

Contingent consideration payable

9,843

12,321

Contract liabilities

 

8,714

 

7,434

Notes payable

 

14,488

 

14,996

Finance lease obligations

266

248

Lease liability

5,584

5,844

Total current liabilities

 

103,017

 

123,969

Contingent consideration payable

505

2,999

Notes payable

94,987

98,178

Finance lease obligations, less current portion

 

345

 

236

Lease liability, less current portion

14,285

15,649

Other noncurrent liabilities

80

128

Total liabilities

 

213,219

 

241,159

Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ equity:

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 40,000 shares authorized; 12,508 and 12,160 shares issued and outstanding at April 2, 2021 and January 1, 2021, respectively

 

125

 

122

Additional paid-in capital

 

155,116

 

149,014

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(360)

(488)

Retained earnings

 

16,750

 

20,516

Total stockholders’ equity

 

171,631

 

169,164

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

384,850

$

410,323

See accompanying notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

April 2,

April 3,

    

2021

    

2020

Contract revenue

$

79,086

$

106,026

Direct costs of contract revenue (inclusive of directly related depreciation and amortization):

Salaries and wages

 

15,820

 

18,915

Subcontractor services and other direct costs

 

31,134

 

56,420

Total direct costs of contract revenue

 

46,954

 

75,335

General and administrative expenses:

Salaries and wages, payroll taxes and employee benefits

 

19,444

 

20,412

Facilities and facility related

 

2,643

 

2,694

Stock-based compensation

 

4,206

 

4,595

Depreciation and amortization

 

4,187

 

4,519

Other

 

5,841

 

6,740

Total general and administrative expenses

 

36,321

 

38,960

Income (Loss) from operations

 

(4,189)

 

(8,269)

Other income (expense):

Interest expense, net

 

(1,064)

 

(1,513)

Other, net

 

29

 

23

Total other expense, net

 

(1,035)

 

(1,490)

Income (Loss) before income taxes

 

(5,224)

 

(9,759)

Income tax (benefit) expense

 

(1,458)

 

(1,605)

Net income (loss)

(3,766)

(8,154)

Other comprehensive income (loss):

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative contracts, net of tax

128

(449)

Comprehensive income (loss)

$

(3,638)

$

(8,603)

Earnings (Loss) per share:

Basic

$

(0.31)

$

(0.71)

Diluted

$

(0.31)

$

(0.71)

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

Basic

 

12,147

 

11,510

Diluted

 

12,147

 

11,510

See accompanying notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Accumulated

Additional

other

Common Stock

Paid-in

Comprehensive

Retained

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Loss

    

Earnings

    

Total

Balance at December 27, 2019

 

11,497

$

115

$

132,547

$

(396)

$

35,012

$

167,278

Shares of common stock issued in connection with employee stock purchase plan

 

40

1,073

 

1,073

Shares of common stock issued in connection with incentive stock plan

19

260

260

Shares used to pay taxes on stock grants

 

(92)

(1)

(2,866)

 

(2,867)

Issuance of restricted stock award and units

176

2

(1)

1

Stock-based compensation expense

 

4,595

 

4,595

Net income (loss)

 

(8,154)

 

(8,154)

Net unrealized loss on derivative contracts

(449)

 

(449)

Balance at April 3, 2020

 

11,640

$

116

$

135,608

$

(845)

$

26,858

$

161,737

Accumulated

Additional

Other

Common Stock

Paid-in

Comprehensive

Retained

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

    

Loss

    

Earnings

    

Total

Balance at January 1, 2021

 

12,160

$

122

$

149,014

$

(488)

$

20,516

$

169,164

Shares of common stock issued in connection with employee stock purchase plan

 

66

1

1,384

 

1,385

Shares of common stock issued in connection with incentive stock plan

27

527

527

Shares used to pay taxes on stock grants

 

(12)

 

(12)

Issuance of restricted stock award and units

255

2

(3)

(1)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

4,206

 

4,206

Net income (loss)

 

(3,766)

 

(3,766)

Net unrealized gain on derivative contracts

128

 

128

Balance at April 2, 2021

 

12,508

$

125

$

155,116

$

(360)

$

16,750

$

171,631

See accompanying notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

April 2,

April 3,

    

2021

    

2020

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income (loss)

$

(3,766)

$

(8,154)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

 

4,187

 

4,519

Deferred income taxes, net

 

(1,058)

 

(2,136)

(Gain) loss on sale/disposal of equipment

 

1

 

(16)

Provision for doubtful accounts

 

170

 

366

Stock-based compensation

 

4,206

 

4,595

Accretion and fair value adjustments of contingent consideration

398

334

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from business acquisitions:

Accounts receivable

 

17,819

 

(4,451)

Contract assets

 

(4,547)

 

36,798

Other receivables

 

1,015

 

(253)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

974

 

704

Other assets

 

3,952

 

607

Accounts payable

 

(15,122)

 

9,938

Accrued liabilities

 

(3,801)

 

(28,001)

Contract liabilities

 

1,280

 

1,602

Right-of-use assets

 

(63)

 

3

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

5,645

 

16,455

Cash flows from investing activities:

Purchase of equipment and leasehold improvements

 

(1,327)

 

(2,156)

Proceeds from sale of equipment

8

17

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(1,319)

 

(2,139)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Payments on contingent consideration

 

(5,371)

 

(1,434)

Payments on notes payable

(508)

(151)

Borrowings under term loan facility and line of credit

9,000

Repayments under term loan facility and line of credit

(3,250)

(13,250)

Principal payments on finance leases

 

(127)

 

(96)

Proceeds from stock option exercise

 

527

 

260

Proceeds from sales of common stock under employee stock purchase plan

 

1,385

 

1,073

Shares used to pay taxes on stock grants

(12)

(2,867)

Restricted Stock Award and Units

(1)

1

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

 

(7,357)

 

(7,464)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

(3,031)

 

6,852

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

28,405

 

5,452

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

25,374

$

12,304

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:

Cash paid during the period for:

Interest

$

954

$

1,735

Income taxes

 

(320)

 

529

Supplemental disclosures of noncash investing and financing activities:

(Gain) loss on cash flow hedge valuations, net of tax

128

(449)

Other working capital adjustment

Equipment acquired under finance leases

254

193

See accompanying notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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WILLDAN GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

1. ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS OF THE COMPANY

Willdan Group, Inc. (“Willdan” or the “Company”) is a provider of professional, technical and consulting services to utilities, private industry, and public agencies at all levels of government. As resources and infrastructures undergo continuous change, the Company helps organizations and their communities evolve and thrive by providing a wide range of technical services for energy solutions and government infrastructure. Through engineering, program management, policy advisory, and software and data management, the Company designs and delivers trusted, comprehensive, innovative, and proven solutions to improve efficiency, resiliency, and sustainability in energy and infrastructure.

The Company’s broad portfolio of services operates within two financial reporting segments: (1) Energy and (2) Engineering and Consulting. The interfaces and synergies between these segments are important elements of the Company’s strategy to design and deliver trusted, comprehensive, innovative, and proven solutions for its customers.

The accounting policies followed by the Company are set forth in Part II, Item 8, Note 1, Organization and Operations of the Company, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary to fairly state the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been made. All such adjustments are of a normal, recurring nature. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the Consolidated Financial Statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). These Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes thereto should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full year.

Fiscal Years

The Company operates and reports its annual financial results based on 52 or 53-week periods ending on the Friday closest to December 31. The Company operates and reports its quarterly financial results based on the 13-week period ending on the Friday closest to June 30, September 30, and December 31 and the 13 or 14-week period ending on the Friday closest to March 31, as applicable. Fiscal year 2021, which ends on December 31, 2021, will be comprised of 52 weeks, with all quarters consisting of 13 weeks each. Fiscal year 2020, which ended on January 1, 2021 was comprised of 53 weeks, with the first quarter consisting of 14 weeks and the remaining quarters consisting of 13 weeks each. All references to years in the notes to consolidated financial statements represent fiscal years.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements. Estimates also affect the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Management’s Plans in Response to Covid-19

The coronavirus (“Covid-19”) pandemic has resulted in governmental authorities around the world implementing numerous measures to try to contain the virus, such as travel bans and restrictions, quarantines, shelter-in-place or total lock-down orders and business limitations and shutdowns (subject to exceptions for certain essential operations and businesses). The Covid-19 outbreak and restrictions intended to slow the spread of Covid-19 have caused economic and social disruption on an unprecedented scale. The full extent to which Covid-19 impacts the Company’s operations will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, including, among others, the duration of the

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pandemic, resurgences of Covid-19 and variants, the availability, effectiveness and public acceptance of FDA-approved Covid-19 vaccines, and the actions taken, especially those by governmental authorities, to contain its spread or treat its impact.

Health and Safety

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Company has taken and will continue to take temporary precautionary measures intended to help minimize the risk of Covid-19 to its employees, including requiring the majority of its employees to work remotely, suspending non-essential travel and restricting in-person work-related meetings. The Company expects to continue to implement these measures until it has determined that the Covid-19 pandemic is adequately contained for purposes of its business, and may take further actions as government authorities require or recommend or as it determines to be in the best interests of its employees, customers, business partners and third-party service providers.

Financial Position and Results of Operations

The Covid-19 pandemic and efforts to limit its spread negatively impacted the Company’s operations during its fiscal year 2020 and continued to impact the Company, albeit to a lesser extent, during the first quarter of fiscal year 2021. In California and New York, the states in which the Company has historically derived a majority of its revenue, mandatory shutdown orders were issued in March 2020. In New York, phased re-openings began in June 2020, and all of the Company’s New York utility programs have restarted. In California, phased re-openings began in May 2020, followed by periods of curtailments as a result of resurgences of Covid-19 cases, and subsequent re-openings. As a result, the most significant pandemic related impacts to the Company’s business are now occurring in California to its direct install business as re-openings are still in progress. In addition, as of May 5, 2021, though some of the Company work has been suspended, none of its contracts have been cancelled.

In the Energy segment, the Company has experienced a negative impact on its direct install programs that serve small businesses as a result of restrictions put in place by governmental authorities that required temporary shutdowns of all “non-essential” businesses which resulted in a significant portion of the Company’s direct install work on these programs being suspended for varying periods of time during fiscal year 2020 and continuing in California through the Company’s first fiscal quarter of 2021. During non-Covid-19 impacted years, such as fiscal year 2019, the Company derived approximately 40% of its gross revenue from its direct install programs that serve small businesses and 60% from the Company’s other programs. The Company’s other programs are either businesses that have been determined to be “essential” by government authorities or have continued to progress during the pandemic.

In the Engineering and Consulting segment, the Company’s revenues have been less affected by Covid-19 than the revenues in the Energy Segment. The services in this segment have generally been deemed “essential” by the government and have continued to operate while abiding social distancing measures.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and efforts to prevent its spread, the Company began taking a number of steps during the first quarter of fiscal 2020 aimed at preserving liquidity and positioning itself to resume its growth trajectory after work restrictions are lifted. For more information, see Part II. Item 8. Note 1. “Organization and Operation of the Company” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 1, 2021.

In addition to these actions, subsequent to the end of the Company’s first fiscal quarter of 2021, the Company amended its credit facility for increased covenant flexibility as a result of additional working capital requirements related to $781 million in new California Investor Owned Utility contracts signed in December 2020.

The Company believes that its financial position is sufficiently flexible to enable it to maneuver in the current economic environment.

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Asset and liability valuation and other estimates used in preparation of financial statements

As of April 2, 2021, the Company did not have any impairment with respect to goodwill or long-lived assets, including intangible assets. Because the full extent of the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak and efforts to slow its spread are unknown at this time, they could, under certain circumstances, cause impairment and result in a non-cash impairment charge being recorded in future periods.

Changes to the estimated future profitability of the business may require that the Company establish an additional valuation allowance against all or some portion of its net deferred tax assets.

Impact on Clients and Subcontractors and Other Risks

The Company primarily works for utilities, municipalities and other public agencies. Some of these customers could experience significant budget shortfalls for the current year and beyond as a result of the measures taken to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic and/or revenue shortfalls as a result of reduced economic activity. Although none of the Company’s contracts with governmental or public agencies were materially modified during its fiscal year 2020 or during its first fiscal quarter of 2021, these potential budget deficits could result in delayed funding for existing contracts with the Company, postponements of new contracts or price concessions. Further, most of the Company’s clients are not committed to purchase any minimum amount of services, as the Company agreements with them are based on a “purchase order” model. As a result, they may discontinue utilizing some or all of the Company’s services with little or no notice.

 In addition, the Company relies on subcontractors and material suppliers to complete a substantial portion of our work, especially in its Energy segment. If the Company’s significant subcontractors and material suppliers suffer significant economic harm and must limit or cease operations or file for bankruptcy as a result of the current economic slowdown, the Company’s subcontractors and material suppliers may not be able to fulfill their contractual obligations satisfactorily and the Company may not have the ability to select its subcontractors and material suppliers of choice for new contracts. If the Company’s subcontractors and material suppliers are not able to fulfill their contractual obligations, it could result in a significant increase in costs for the Company to complete the projects or cause significant delays to the realization of revenues under those projects. The ultimate impact of Covid-19 on the Company’s financial condition and results of operations will depend on all of the factors noted above, including other factors that the Company may not be able to forecast at this time. See the risk factor “The Covid-19 pandemic and health and safety measures intended to slow its spread have adversely affected, and may continue to adversely affect, our business, results of operations and financial condition.” under Part I. Item 1A. “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 1, 2021. While Covid-19 has had, and the Company expects it to continue to have, an adverse effect on its business, financial condition and results of operations, the Company is unable to predict the extent or duration of these impacts at this time.

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(Unaudited)

2. RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

Accounting Pronouncements Recently Adopted

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes” (“ASU 2019-12”). ASU 2019-12 amends the accounting for income taxes by, among other things, removing: (i) The exception to the incremental approach for intraperiod tax allocation when there is a loss from continuing operations and income or a gain from other items (for example, discontinued operations or other comprehensive income); (ii) The exception to the requirement to recognize a deferred tax liability for equity method investments when a foreign subsidiary becomes an equity method investment; (iii) The exception to the ability not to recognize a deferred tax liability for a foreign subsidiary when a foreign equity method investment becomes a subsidiary; and (iv) The exception to the general methodology for calculating income taxes in an interim period when a year-to-date loss exceeds the anticipated loss for the year. The Company adopted this standard effective January 2, 2021. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact to the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

Accounting Pronouncements Recently Issued

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-04, “Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting” (“ASU 2020-04”). ASU 2020-04 provides optional expedients and exceptions for applying U.S. GAAP to contract modifications and hedging relationships that reference LIBOR or another reference rate expected to be discontinued because of reference rate reform. ASU 2020-04 provides, among other things, guidance that modifications of contracts within the scope of Topic 470, Debt, should be accounted for by prospectively adjusting the effective interest rate; modifications of contracts within the scope of Topic 840, Leases, should be accounted for as a continuation of the existing contract; and, changes in the critical terms of hedging relationships, caused by reference rate reform, should not result in the de-designation of the instrument, provided certain criteria are met. In January 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-01, “Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848) - Scope” (“ASU 2021-01”). ASU 2021-01 clarifies the scope and application of ASU 2020-04 and permits entities, among other things, to elect certain optional expedients and exceptions when accounting for derivative contracts and certain hedging relationships affected by changes in the interest rates used for discounting cash flows. The Company’s exposure to LIBOR rates includes its credit facilities and swap agreement. The amendments are effective as of March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2022. Adoption is permitted at any time. The Company is currently evaluating the impact this update will have on its Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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3. REVENUES

The Company enters into contracts with its clients that contain various types of pricing provisions, including fixed price, time-and-materials, and unit-based provisions. The Company recognizes revenues in accordance with ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customer, codified as ASC Topic 606 and the related amendments (collectively “ASC 606”). As such, the Company identifies a contract with a customer, identifies the performance obligations in the contract, determines the transaction price, allocates the transaction price to each performance obligation in the contract and recognizes revenues when (or as) the Company satisfies a performance obligation.

The following table reflects the Company’s two reportable segments and the types of contracts that each most commonly enters into for revenue generating activities.

Segment

Contract Type

Revenue Recognition Method

Time-and-materials

Time-and-materials

Energy

Unit-based

Unit-based

Software license

Unit-based

Fixed price

Percentage-of-completion

Time-and-materials

Time-and-materials

Engineering and Consulting

Unit-based

Unit-based

Fixed price

Percentage-of-completion

Revenue on the vast majority of the Company’s contracts is recognized over time because of the continuous transfer of control to the customer. Revenue on fixed price contracts is recognized on the percentage-of-completion method based generally on the ratio of direct costs incurred-to-date to estimated total direct costs at completion. The Company uses the percentage-of-completion method to better match the level of work performed at a certain point in time in relation to the effort that will be required to complete a project. In addition, the percentage-of-completion method is a common method of revenue recognition in the Company’s industry.

Many of the Company’s fixed price contracts involve a high degree of subcontracted fixed price effort and are relatively short in duration, thereby lowering the risks of not properly estimating the percent complete. Revenue on time-and-materials and unit-based contracts is recognized as the work is performed in accordance with the specific rates and terms of the contract. The Company recognizes revenues for time-and-materials contracts based upon the actual hours incurred during a reporting period at contractually agreed upon rates per hour and also includes in revenue all reimbursable costs incurred during a reporting period. Certain of the Company’s time-and-materials contracts are subject to maximum contract values and, accordingly, when revenue is expected to exceed the maximum contract value, these contracts are generally recognized under the percentage-of-completion method, consistent with fixed price contracts. For unit-based contracts, the Company recognizes the contract price of units of a basic production product as revenue when the production product is delivered during a period. Revenue recognition for software licenses issued by the Energy segment is generally recognized at a point in time, utilizing the unit-based revenue recognition method, upon acceptance of the software by the customer and in recognition of the fulfillment of the performance obligation. Certain additional performance obligations beyond the base software license may be separated from the gross license fee and recognized on a straight-line basis over time. Revenue for amounts that have been billed but not earned is deferred, and such deferred revenue is referred to as contract liabilities in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.

To determine the proper revenue recognition method for contracts, the Company evaluates whether two or more contracts should be combined and accounted for as one single contract and whether the combined contract should be accounted for as one performance obligation. With respect to the Company’s contracts, it is rare that multiple contracts should be combined into a single performance obligation. This evaluation requires significant judgment and the decision to combine a group of contracts or separate a single contract into multiple performance obligations could change the amount of revenue and profit recorded in a given period. Contracts are considered to have a single performance

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obligation if the promise to transfer the individual goods or services is not separately identifiable from other promises in the contracts, which is mainly because the Company provides a significant service of integrating a complex set of tasks and components into a single project or capability.

The Company may enter into contracts that include separate phases or elements. If each phase or element is negotiated separately based on the technical resources required and/or the supply and demand for the services being provided, the Company evaluates if the contracts should be segmented. If certain criteria are met, the contracts would be segmented which could result in revenues being assigned to the different elements or phases with different rates of profitability based on the relative value of each element or phase to the estimated total contract revenue. Segmented contracts may comprise up to approximately 2.0% to 3.0% of the Company’s consolidated contract revenue.

Contracts that cover multiple phases or elements of the project or service lifecycle (development, construction and maintenance and support) may be considered to have multiple performance obligations even when they are part of a single contract. For contracts with multiple performance obligations, the Company allocates the transaction price to each performance obligation using the best estimate of the standalone selling price of each distinct good or service in the contract. For the periods presented, the value of the separate performance obligations under contracts with multiple performance obligations (generally measurement and verification tasks under certain energy performance contracts) were not material. In cases where the Company does not provide the distinct good or service on a standalone basis, the primary method used to estimate standalone selling price is the expected cost plus a margin approach, under which the Company forecasts the Company’s expected costs of satisfying a performance obligation and then adds an appropriate margin for the distinct good or service.

The Company provides quality of workmanship warranties to customers that are included in the sale and are not priced or sold separately or do not provide customers with a service in addition to assurance of compliance with agreed-upon specifications and industry standards. The Company does not consider these types of warranties to be separate performance obligations.

In some cases, the Company has a master service or blanket agreement with a customer under which each task order releases the Company to perform specific portions of the overall scope in the service contract. Each task order is typically accounted for as a separate contract because the task order establishes the enforceable rights and obligations, and payment terms.

Under ASC 606, variable consideration should be considered when determining the transaction price and estimates should be made for the variable consideration component of the transaction price, as well as assessing whether an estimate of variable consideration is constrained. For certain of the Company’s contracts, variable consideration can arise from modifications to the scope of services resulting from unapproved change orders or customer claims. Variable consideration is included in the transaction price to the extent it is probable that a significant reversal of cumulative revenue recognized will not occur when the uncertainty associated with the variable consideration is resolved. The Company estimates of variable consideration and determination of whether to include estimated amounts in the transaction price are based largely on assessments of legal enforceability, the Company’s performance, and all information (historical, current and forecasted) that is reasonably available to the Company.

Due to the nature of the work required to be performed on many of the Company’s performance obligations, the estimation of total revenue and cost at completion is complex, subject to many variables and requires significant judgment. As a significant change in one or more of these estimates could affect the profitability of the Company’s contracts, the Company reviews and updates the Company’s contract-related estimates regularly through a company-wide disciplined project review process in which management reviews the progress and execution of the Company’s performance obligations and the estimate at completion (EAC). As part of this process, management reviews information including, but not limited to, any outstanding key contract matters, progress towards completion and the related program schedule and the related changes in estimates of revenues and costs. Management must make assumptions and estimates

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regarding labor productivity and availability, the complexity of the work to be performed, the cost and availability of materials, the performance of subcontractors, and the availability and timing of funding from the customer, among other variables.

The Company recognizes adjustments in estimated profit on contracts under the cumulative catch-up method. Under this method, the impact of the adjustment on profit recorded to date is recognized in the period the adjustment is identified. Revenue and profit in future periods of contract performance is recognized using the adjusted estimate. If at any time the estimate of contract profitability indicates an anticipated loss on the contract, the Company recognizes the full amount of estimated loss in the period it is identified.

Contracts are often modified to account for changes in contract specifications and requirements. The Company considers contract modifications to exist when the modification either creates new rights or obligations or changes the existing enforceable rights or obligations. Most of the Company’s contract modifications are for goods or services that are not distinct from existing contracts due to the significant integration provided in the context of the contract and are accounted for as if they were part of the original contract. The effect of a contract modification that is not distinct from the existing contract on the transaction price and the Company’s measure of progress for the performance obligation to which it relates is recognized as an adjustment to revenue (either as an increase in or a reduction of revenue) on a cumulative catch-up basis.

For contract modifications that result in the promise to deliver goods or services that are distinct from the existing contract and the increase in price of the contract is for the same amount as the standalone selling price of the additional goods or services included in the modification, the Company accounts for such contract modifications as a separate contract.

The Company includes claims to vendors, subcontractors and others as a receivable and a reduction in recognized costs when enforceability of the claim is established by the contract and the amounts are reasonably estimable and probable of being recovered. The amounts are recorded up to the extent of the lesser of the amounts management expects to recover or to costs incurred.

Billing practices are governed by the contract terms of each project based upon costs incurred, achievement of milestones or pre-agreed schedules. Billings do not necessarily correlate with revenue recognized using the percentage-of-completion method of revenue recognition.

Direct costs of contract revenue consist primarily of that portion of technical and nontechnical salaries and wages that has been incurred in connection with revenue producing projects. Direct costs of contract revenue also include production expenses, subcontractor services and other expenses that are incurred in connection with revenue producing projects.

Direct costs of contract revenue exclude that portion of technical and nontechnical salaries and wages related to marketing efforts, vacations, holidays and other time not spent directly generating revenue under existing contracts. Such costs are included in general and administrative expenses. Additionally, payroll taxes, bonuses and employee benefit costs for all Company personnel are included in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of comprehensive income since no allocation of these costs is made to direct costs of contract revenue. No allocation of facilities costs is made to direct costs of contract revenue. Other companies may classify as direct costs of contract revenue some of the costs that the Company classifies as general and administrative costs. The Company expenses direct costs of contract revenue when incurred.

Included in revenue and costs are all reimbursable costs for which the Company has the risk or on which the fee was based at the time of bid or negotiation. No revenue or cost is recorded for costs in which the Company acts solely in the capacity of an agent and has no risks associated with such costs.

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Accounts receivable are carried at original invoice amount less an estimate made for doubtful accounts based upon a review of all outstanding amounts on a quarterly basis. Management determines allowances for doubtful accounts through specific identification of amounts considered to be uncollectible and potential write-offs, plus a non-specific allowance for other amounts for which some potential loss has been determined to be probable based on current and past experience. The Company’s historical credit losses have been minimal with governmental entities and large public utilities, but disputes may arise related to these receivable amounts. Accounts receivable are written off when deemed uncollectible. Recoveries of accounts receivable previously written off are recorded when received.

Retainage, included in contract assets, represents amounts withheld from billings to the Company’s clients pursuant to provisions in the contracts and may not be paid to the Company until specific tasks are completed or the project is completed and, in some instances, for even longer periods. At April 2, 2021 and January 1, 2021, contract assets included retainage of approximately $5.7 million and $6.2 million, respectively.

In addition to the above, the Company derives revenue from software licenses and professional services and maintenance fees. In accordance with ASC 606, the Company performs an assessment of each contract to identify the performance obligations, determine the overall transaction price for the contract, allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations, and recognize the revenue when the performance obligations are satisfied.

The Company utilizes the residual approach by which it estimates the standalone selling price by reference to the total transaction price less the sum of the observable standalone selling prices of other goods or services promised in the contract. The software license revenue is typically recognized at a point in time when control is transferred to the client, which is defined as the point in time when the client can use and benefit from the license. The software license is delivered before related services are provided and is functional without services, updates, or technical support. Related professional services include training and support services in which the standalone selling price is determined based on an input measure of hours incurred to total estimated hours and is recognized over time, usually which is the life of the contract.

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4. SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT DATA

Accounts Receivable

From time to time, in connection with factoring agreements, the Company sells trade accounts receivable without recourse to third party purchasers in exchange for cash. During the three months ended April 2, 2021, the Company sold trade accounts receivable and received cash proceeds of $7.2 million. The discounts on the trade accounts receivable sold were $0.6 million and were recorded within “Other, net” in other income (expense) in the condensed consolidated financial statements. During the three months ended April 3, 2020, the Company did not sell any trade accounts receivable.

Equipment and Leasehold Improvements

April 2,

January 1,

    

2021

    

2021

(in thousands)

Furniture and fixtures

$

4,076

$

4,088

Computer hardware and software

 

19,334

 

18,047

Leasehold improvements

 

2,994

 

2,994

Equipment under finance leases

 

2,572

 

2,370

Automobiles, trucks, and field equipment

 

3,153

 

3,216

Subtotal

 

32,129

 

30,715

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

(19,352)

 

(18,209)

Equipment and leasehold improvements, net

$

12,777

$

12,506

Included in accumulated depreciation and amortization is $0.1 million and $0.6 million of amortization expense related to equipment held under finance leases in the three months ended April 2, 2021 and fiscal year 2020, respectively.

Accrued Liabilities

April 2,

January 1,

    

2021

    

2021

(in thousands)

Accrued subcontractor costs

$

16,934

$

19,124

Employee withholdings

 

7,962

 

2,768

Other

 

5,489

 

11,981

Accrued bonuses

3,576

5,211

Compensation and payroll taxes

 

3,259

 

1,983

Paid leave bank

 

652

 

687

Total accrued liabilities

$

37,872

$

41,754

Goodwill

January 1,

Additional

Additions /

April 2,

    

2021

    

Purchase Cost

    

Adjustments

    

2021

(in thousands)

Reporting Unit:

Energy

$

129,375

$

$

$

129,375

Engineering and Consulting

749

749

$

130,124

$

$

$

130,124

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The Company tests for impairment, at a minimum, on an annual basis or earlier when certain events or changes in circumstances indicate that goodwill may more likely than not be impaired. The Company evaluated the current economic impact caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to assess a potential impairment of goodwill and noted that it does not believe it is more likely than not that goodwill was impaired as of April 2, 2021.

Intangible Assets

April 2, 2021

January 1, 2021

Gross

Accumulated

Gross

Accumulated

Amortization

    

Amount

    

Amortization

    

Amount

    

Amortization

    

Period

(in thousands)

(in years)

Finite:

Backlog

$

7,944

$

6,492

$

7,944

$

6,249

1.0

Tradename

 

15,911

 

7,488

 

15,911

 

6,984

 

2.5

-

6.0

Non-compete agreements

1,420

1,396

1,420

1,390

4.0

-

5.0

Developed technology

15,500

6,818

15,500

6,107

8.0

Customer relationships

58,149

15,670

58,149

14,248

5.0

-

8.0

Total finite intangible assets

98,924

$

37,864

98,924

$

34,978

In-process research and technology (1)

310

310

Total intangible assets

$

99,234

$

37,864

$

99,234

$

34,978

(1)In-process research and technology will not be amortized until put into use.

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5. DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

The Company uses certain interest rate derivative contracts to hedge interest rate exposures on its variable rate debt. The Company’s hedging program is not designated for trading or speculative purposes.

The Company recognizes derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets at fair value. The Company records changes in the fair value (i.e., gains or losses) of the derivatives that have been designated as cash flow hedges in its consolidated balance sheets as accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and in its condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive (loss) income as a loss or gain on cash flow hedge valuation.

On January 31, 2019, the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement that the Company designated as cash flow hedge to fix the variable interest rate on a portion of the Company’s Term A Loan (as defined below in Note 6. “Debt Obligations”). The interest rate swap agreement total notional amount of $35.0 million, has a fixed annual interest rate of 2.47% and expires on January 31, 2022. As of April 2, 2021, the effective portion of the Company’s interest rate swap agreement designated as a cash flow hedge before tax effects was $0.5 million, of which no amounts were reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to interest expense in the three months ended April 2, 2021. The Company expects to reclassify $0.5 million from accumulated other comprehensive loss to interest expense within the next twelve months.

The fair values of the Company’s outstanding derivatives designated as hedging instruments were as follows:

    

    

Fair Value of Derivative

    

    

Instruments as of

Balance Sheet Location

April 2, 2021

January 1, 2021

(in thousands)

Interest rate swap agreement

Accrued liabilities

$

(509)

$

(624)

Interest rate swap agreement

Other noncurrent (liabilities) assets

$

$

(48)

The impact of the effective portions of derivative instruments in cash flow hedging relationships and fair value relationships on other comprehensive income (loss) were $0.2 million and $0.4 million of the three months ended April 2, 2021 and April 3, 2020, respectively

The accumulated balances and reporting period activities for the three months ended April 2, 2021 related to reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive loss are summarized as follows:

Gain (Loss) on

Accumulated Other

    

Derivative Instruments

    

Comprehensive Loss

(in thousands)

Balances at January 1, 2021

$

(488)

$

(488)

Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications

163

163

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income:

0

0

Income tax benefit (expense) related to derivative instruments

(35)

(35)

Net current-period other comprehensive loss

128

128

Balances at April 2, 2021

$

(360)

$

(360)

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6. DEBT OBLIGATIONS

Debt obligations, excluding obligations under finance leases (see Note 7, Leases, below), consisted of the following:

    

April 2,

    

January 1,

2021

2021

(in thousands)

Outstanding borrowings on Term A Loan

$

82,500

$

85,000

Outstanding borrowings on Revolving Credit Facility

Outstanding borrowings on Delayed Draw Term Loan

26,250

27,000

Other debt agreements

1,488

1,996

Total debt

110,238

113,996

Issuance costs and debt discounts

(763)

(822)

Subtotal

109,475

113,174

Less current portion of long-term debt

 

14,488

 

14,996

Long-term debt portion

$

94,987

$

98,178

Credit Facilities

On June 26, 2019, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (as amended by the First Amendment, dated as of August 15, 2019, and the Second Amendment, dated as of November 6, 2019, the “Credit Agreement”) with a syndicate of financial institutions as lenders and BMO Harris Bank, N.A. (“BMO”), as administrative agent. The Credit Agreement provides for (i) a $100.0 million secured term loan (the “Term A Loan”), (ii) up to $50.0 million in delayed draw secured term loans (the “Delayed Draw Term Loan”), and (iii) a $50.0 million secured revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility” and, collectively with the Term A Loan and the Delayed Draw Term Loan, the “Credit Facilities”), each maturing on June 26, 2024. The Company’s obligations under the Credit Agreement are guaranteed by its present and future domestic subsidiaries, with limited exceptions.

Prior to the Third Amendment (as defined below), the Credit Agreement required the Company to comply with certain financial covenants, including requiring that the Company maintain a (i) total leverage ratio (the “Leverage Ratio”), defined as the ratio of total funded debt to Adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the Credit Agreement), of at least 3.50 to 1.00 through December 31, 2020, and 3.25 to 1.00 thereafter and (ii) fixed charge coverage ratio (“FCCR Ratio”), defined as the ratio of Adjusted EBITDA less Unfinanced Capital Expenditures (as defined in the Credit Agreement) to Fixed Charges (as defined in the Credit Agreement), of not less than 1.20 to 1.00, in each case tested quarterly.

The Credit Agreement also contains other customary restrictive covenants including (i) restrictions on the incurrence of additional indebtedness and additional liens on property, (ii) restrictions on permitted acquisitions and other investments and (iii) limitations on asset sales, mergers and acquisitions. Further, the Credit Agreement limits the Company’s payment of future dividends and distributions and share repurchases by the Company. Subject to certain exceptions, borrowings under the Credit Agreement are also subject to mandatory prepayment from (a) any issuances of debt or equity securities, (b) any sale or disposition of assets, (c) insurance and condemnation proceeds (d) representation and warranty insurance proceeds related to insurance policies issued in connection with acquisitions and (e) excess cash flow. The Credit Agreement includes customary events of default.

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Third Amendment to the Credit Agreement

On May 6, 2020, the Company entered into the Third Amendment to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Third Amendment”) which, among other things, amends or suspends certain covenants contained in the Credit Agreement from May 6, 2020 until the earlier of (i) July 2, 2021 and (ii) the last day of the fiscal quarter in which the Company delivers an irrevocable election to terminate the covenant relief granted by the Third Amendment (the “Covenant Relief Period”).

The Third Amendment increases the maximum Leverage Ratio the Company is permitted to maintain during the Covenant Relief Period and replaces the covenant to maintain a minimum FCCR Ratio during the Covenant Relief Period with a requirement to maintain a minimum Adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the Third Amendment). During the Covenant Relief Period, no further delayed draw term loans may be borrowed under the Credit Facilities and the Company is prohibited from engaging in share repurchases or making any Permitted Acquisitions (as defined in the Credit Agreement). Additionally, during the Covenant Relief Period, the aggregate amount of all capital expenditures made by the Company may not exceed $7.0 million, and the Company is prohibited from making any earn-out payments if, after giving effect to such earn-out payment, the Company’s liquidity would be less than $5.0 million or the aggregate amount of all earn-out payments made by the Company during the Covenant Relief Period would exceed $7.0 million.

As part of the Third Amendment, borrowings under the Credit Agreement bear interest (A) from March 5, 2020 until the date of the Third Amendment, at a rate equal to one-month LIBOR plus 2.0%, (B) from the date of the Third Amendment until the date the administrative agent receives the Company’s financial statements for the quarter ended July 3, 2020, at a rate equal to one-month LIBOR, plus an applicable margin of 2.50% and (C) at all other times during the Covenant Relief Period, at a rate equal to either, at the Company’s option, (i) the highest of the prime rate, the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.5% or one-month LIBOR plus 1.00% or (ii) one-month LIBOR, in each case plus an applicable margin ranging from 0.125% to 1.50% with respect to Base Rate borrowings and 1.125% to 2.50% with respect to LIBOR borrowings, depending on the Leverage Ratio; provided, that one-month LIBOR shall not be less than 0.75% during the Covenant Relief Period. During the Covenant Relief Period, the Company will pay a commitment fee for the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Facility and the delayed draw term loan facility, which ranges from 0.15% to 0.45% per annum depending on the Leverage Ratio, and fees on the face amount of any letters of credit outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility, which range from 0.84% to 2.50% per annum, in each case, depending on whether such letter of credit is a performance or financial letter of credit and the Leverage Ratio.

As of April 2, 2021, the Company was in compliance with all covenants contained in the Credit Agreement, as amended by the Third Amendment.

Other Debt Agreements

Insurance Premiums

The Company’s annual commercial insurance policy protection package renews in the fourth quarter of every year. From time to time, the Company will finance insurance premiums by entering into unsecured notes payable with insurance companies.

During the Company’s annual insurance renewals in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year ended January 1, 2021, the Company elected to finance its insurance premiums for the 2021 fiscal year with a note payable bearing interest at an annual rate of 2.75%, payable in monthly principal and interest installments of $0.2 million through August 2021. As of April 2, 2021 and January 1, 2021, the unpaid balance of the financed premiums totaled $0.6 million and $1.1 million, respectively.

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Software Agreements

The Company has also financed, from time to time, software costs by entering into unsecured notes payable with software providers. During the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018, the Company elected to finance its IBM software costs of $0.2 million with a note payable bearing interest at an annual rate of 4.656%, payable in monthly principal and interest installments of $6,000 through November 2021. As of April 2, 2021, and January 1, 2021, the unpaid balance related to the IBM software agreement totaled $38,000 and $57,000, respectively.

Utility Customer Agreement

In connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Onsite Energy, the Company assumed a contract dispute settlement agreement between Onsite Energy and one of its utility customers dated December 20, 2018 (the “Utility Customer Agreement”) where Onsite Energy agreed to pay $1.7 million, bearing interest at an imputed annual rate of 4.332%, payable in quarterly principal and interest installments through June 2021. As of April 2, 2021 and January 1, 2021, the unpaid balance of the Utility Customer Agreement totaled $0.8 million.

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7. LEASES

The Company leases certain office facilities under long-term, non-cancellable operating leases that expire at various dates through the year 2027. In addition, the Company is obligated under finance leases for certain furniture and office equipment that expire at various dates through the year 2023.

From time to time, the Company enters into non-cancelable leases for some of our facility and equipment needs. These leases allow the Company to conserve cash by paying a monthly lease rental fee for the use of facilities and equipment rather than purchasing them. The Company’s leases have remaining terms ranging from one to eight years, some of which may include options to extend the leases for up to five years, and some of which may include options to terminate the leases within one year. Currently, all of the Company’s leases contain fixed payment terms. The Company may decide to cancel or terminate a lease before the end of its term, in which case we are typically liable to the lessor for the remaining lease payments under the term of the lease. Additionally, all of our month-to-month leases are cancelable by the Company or the lessor, at any time, and are not included in our right-of-use asset or lease liability. As of April 2, 2021, the Company had no leases with residual value guarantees. Typically, the Company has purchase options on the equipment underlying its long-term leases. The Company may exercise some of these purchase options when the need for equipment is on-going and the purchase option price is attractive. Nonperformance-related default covenants, cross-default provisions, subjective default provisions and material adverse change clauses contained in material lease agreements, if any, are also evaluated to determine whether those clauses affect lease classification in accordance with “ASC” Topic 842-10-25. Leases are accounted for as operating or financing leases, depending on the terms of the lease.

Financing Leases

The Company leases certain equipment under financing leases. The economic substance of the leases is a financing transaction for acquisition of equipment and leasehold improvements. Accordingly, the right-of-use assets for these leases are included in the balance sheets in equipment and leasehold improvements, net of accumulated depreciation, with a corresponding amount recorded in current portion of financing lease obligations or noncurrent portion of financing lease obligations, as appropriate. The financing lease assets are amortized over the life of the lease or, if shorter, the life of the leased asset, on a straight-line basis and included in depreciation expense. The interest associated with financing lease obligations is included in interest expense.

 

Right-of-use assets

Operating leases are included in right-of-use assets, and current portion of lease liability and noncurrent portion of lease liability, as appropriate. Right-of-use assets and lease liabilities are recognized based on the present value of the future minimum lease payments over the lease term at commencement date. As most of the Company’s leases do not provide an implicit rate to calculate present value, the Company determines this rate by estimating the Company’s incremental borrowing rate at the lease commencement date. The right-of-use asset also includes any lease payments made and initial direct costs incurred at lease commencement and excludes lease incentives. The Company’s lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain that it will exercise that option. Lease expense for minimum lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

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The following is a summary of the Company’s lease expense:

Three Months Ended

April 2,

April 3,

2021

    

2020

(in thousands)

Operating lease cost

$

1,692

$

1,742

Finance lease cost:

Amortization of assets

123

155

Interest on lease liabilities

6

9

Total net lease cost

$

1,821

$

1,906

The following is a summary of lease information presented on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet:

April 2,