Notes Payable, Related Parties
|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Notes Payable, Related Parties||
Note 11: Notes payable, related parties
Long-term debt, related parties as of September 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020 consisted of the following:
Future maturities of notes payable, related parties at September 30, 2021 are as follows:
JanOne Inc. Note
On December 30, 2017, ApplianceSmart Holdings Inc. (“ASH”) entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (now JanOne Inc.) (the “Seller”) and ApplianceSmart, Inc. (“ApplianceSmart”), a subsidiary of the Seller. Pursuant to the Agreement, ASH purchased (the “Transaction”) from the Seller all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of ApplianceSmart in exchange for $6.5 million (the “Purchase Price”). ASH was required to deliver the Purchase Price, and a portion of the Purchase Price was delivered, to the Seller prior to March 31, 2018. Between March 31, 2018 and April 24, 2018, ASH and the Seller negotiated in good faith the method of payment of the remaining outstanding balance of the Purchase Price.
On April 25, 2018, ASH delivered to the Seller that certain Promissory Note (the “ApplianceSmart Note”) in the original principal amount of approximately $3.9 million (the “Original Principal Amount”) as such amount may be adjusted pursuant to its terms. The ApplianceSmart Note was effective as of April 1, 2018 and was to mature on April 1, 2021 (the “Maturity Date”). The ApplianceSmart Note bears interest at 5% per annum with interest payable monthly in arrears. Ten percent of the outstanding principal amount will be repaid annually on a quarterly basis, with the accrued and unpaid principal due on the Maturity Date. ApplianceSmart agreed to guarantee repayment of the ApplianceSmart Note. The remaining approximately $2.6 million of the Purchase Price was paid in cash by ASH to the Seller. ASH may reborrow funds, and pay interest on such re-borrowings, from the Seller up to the Original Principal Amount. As of September 30, 2021, there was approximately $2.8 million outstanding on the ApplianceSmart Note and is included in Debtor in possession liabilities on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet.
On December 26, 2018, ASH and the Seller amended and restated the ApplianceSmart Note to, among other things, grant the Seller a security interest in the assets of ASH and ApplianceSmart in accordance with the terms of separate security agreements entered into between ASH and ApplianceSmart, respectively, and the Seller.
On December 9, 2019, ApplianceSmart filed the Chapter 11 Case. See Notes 16 and 17 for a complete discussion.
On October 13, 2021, a hearing was held to consider approval of the Disclosure Statement filed by ApplianceSmart in conjunction with its bankruptcy proceedings. The Disclosure Statement was approved by the court, subject to minor amendment, and a final confirmation hearing was tentatively set for the middle of December 2021.
Isaac Capital Group LLC
As of December 22, 2021, ICG is a record and beneficial owner of approximately 40.1% of the outstanding capital stock of the Company, and Jon Isaac, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and manager and sole member of ICG, is a record and beneficial owner of approximately 47.5% of the outstanding capital stock of the Company.
During 2015, the Company entered into a mezzanine loan in the amount of up to $7.0 million with Isaac Capital Fund (“ICF”), a private lender whose managing member is Jon Isaac, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer. The ICF mezzanine loan bears interest at 12.5% per annum with payment obligations of interest each month and all principal due in May . As of September 30, 2021, and September 30, 2020, there was $2.0 million outstanding on this mezzanine loan.
Revolving Promissory Note
On April 9, 2020, the Company entered into an unsecured revolving line of credit promissory note whereby the Isaac Capital Group, LLC (“ICG”) agreed to provide the Company with a $1.0 million revolving credit facility (the “ICG Revolver”). The ICG Revolver bears interest at 10.0% per annum and provides for the payment of interest monthly in arrears and matures . As of September 30, 2021, the Company has not drawn on the revolving promissory note.
Loan from Spriggs Investments LLC
On July 10, 2020, the Company executed a promissory note (the “Spriggs Promissory Note”) in favor of Spriggs Investments LLC (“Spriggs Investments”), a limited liability company whose sole member is Rodney Spriggs, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vintage Stock, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, that memorialized a loan by Spriggs Investments to the Company in the initial principal amount of $2.0 million (the “Spriggs Loan”). The Spriggs Loan matures on July 10, 2022 and bears simple interest at a rate of 10.0% per annum. Interest is payable in arrears on the last day of each month, commencing July 31, 2020. The Company may prepay the Spriggs Loan in whole or in part at any time or from time to time without penalty or premium by paying the principal amount to be prepaid, together with accrued interest thereon to the date of prepayment; provided, however, that, if the Company prepaid the Spriggs Loan in whole or in part on or prior to December 10, 2020, the Company would also have been obligated to pay a prepayment penalty to Spriggs Investments in an amount equal to $100,000, less the amount of any interest paid or to be paid by the Company up to the date of prepayment. The Company used the proceeds from the Spriggs Loan to finance, in part, the acquisition of Precision Marshall. The Spriggs Promissory Note contains events of default and other provisions customary for a loan of this type. The Spriggs Loan was guaranteed by Jon Isaac and by ICG.