Related Party Transactions
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2016
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|Related Party Transactions||
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
The Company owns a 60% controlling interest in a joint venture formed with Swire, which is a related party. The joint venture arrangement involves Transition Services Agreements ("TSAs") with Swire, under which Swire provides administrative and information technology services to the joint venture. The Company continues to reduce its costs under the TSAs as it internalizes the back-office functions and related personnel, and begins to transition the joint venture's systems to the Company's platform. The joint venture incurred service fees, valued under the TSAs at Swire's cost, of $765,000 and $1,225,000 during the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and $2,660,000 and $5,099,000 during the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively. These fees are included in selling, general and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. In addition, the joint venture pays Swire sourcing fees related to the purchase of certain inventory. These sourcing fees are capitalized into inventories and charged to cost of sales as the inventories are sold. The Company did not incur these sourcing fees for the three months ended September 30, 2016. The Company incurred $73,000 of these sourcing fees for the three months ended September 30, 2015. The Company incurred $61,000 and $362,000 of these sourcing fees for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
In 2014, both the Company and Swire funded long-term loans to the joint venture. The Company's loan has been eliminated in consolidation, while the Swire loan is reflected as note payable to related party in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2016 and 2015 and December 31, 2015. The note with Swire, in the principal amount of RMB 97,600,000 (US $14,629,000 at September 30, 2016), matures on December 31, 2018 and bears interest at a fixed annual rate of 7%. Interest expense related to this note was $253,000 and $275,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and $779,000 and $827,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
As of September 30, 2016 and 2015, and December 31, 2015, net payables to Swire for service fees, interest expense and miscellaneous expenses totaled $948,000, $2,995,000 and $1,472,000, respectively, and were included in accounts payable in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
In addition to the transactions described above, Swire is also a third-party distributor of the Company's brands in certain regions outside of mainland China and purchases products from the Company under the Company's normal third-party distributor terms and pricing.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef