Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Note 6 - Leases

Note 6 - Leases
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Notes to Financial Statements  
Lessee, Operating Leases [Text Block]

6.     LEASES


The Company leases 7,300 square feet of office space in Hong Kong and 4,900 square feet of office space in Rolling Hills Estates, California for its corporate staff. In June 2020, the Company extended the Rolling Hills Estates office lease for an additional five years with a term now expiring in September 2030. Effective  July 1, 2020, the Company modified the terms of its largest Hong Kong office lease resulting in a lease extension through  June 2023. To help further develop the market for its products in North America, the Company leases 1,600 square feet of retail space in each of Rowland Heights, California and Richmond, British Columbia and 2,000 square feet of retail space in Metuchen, New Jersey. The Rowland Heights, Richmond and Metuchen locations have terms expiring in November 2025, February 2024, and November 2022, respectively.


The Company leases eight branch offices throughout China, and additional office space in Peru, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, India, and the Cayman Islands. The Company also leases a factory in Zhongshan, China. The Company contracts with third parties for fulfillment and distribution operations in all of its international markets. None of the Company’s third-party logistics contracts contain a lease as the Company does not have the right to access the warehouses or move its inventories at will.


The components of lease cost were as follows (in thousands):



Year Ended December 31,






Operating leases

  $ 1,716     $ 2,024  

Short-term leases

    299       284  

Total lease cost

  $ 2,015     $ 2,308  


Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of operating leases liabilities was $1.6 million and $2.0 million for 2020 and 2019, respectively.


The weighted-average remaining lease term and discount rate related to operating leases as of December 31, 2020 were as follows:


Weighted-average remaining lease term (in years)


Weighted-average discount rate

    3.4 %


As most of the Company’s leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company used its incremental borrowing rate, or the rate of each of its subsidiaries if available, based on the information available at the lease commencement date to determine the present value of lease payments.


The annual scheduled lease payments of our operating lease liabilities as of December 31, 2020 were as follows (in thousands):



  $ 1,184  











Total lease payments

  $ 4,360  

Less: imputed interest

    (422 )

Present value of lease liabilities

  $ 3,938  


For all asset classes, the Company elected not to recognize assets or liabilities at the acquisition date for leases that, at the acquisition date, have a remaining lease term of 12 months or less. Additionally, for all asset classes, the Company choose not to separate nonlease components from lease components and instead account for the combined lease and nonlease components associated with that lease component as a single lease component.