Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 2021
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]  
Commitments and Contingencies
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Commitments and Contingencies

 

Contingencies

In the ordinary course of business, the Company and its subsidiary may become defendants in certain shareholder claims and other litigation. The Company records a liability when it is probable that a loss has been incurred and the amount is reasonably estimable. To date, no such liability has been recorded.

Leases

The Company leases office space under the terms of noncancelable operating leases that expire at various dates through November 2026.Certain operating lease agreements provide for an annual 2.75% escalation of the base rent. The Company is also responsible for operating expenses. The following is a schedule by year of the future minimum lease payments required under the Company’s operating leases:

 

Remaining three months of fiscal 2022

 

 

286

 

2023

 

 

1,025

 

2024

 

 

755

 

2025

 

 

775

 

2026

 

 

775

 

Thereafter

 

 

1,455

 

 

 

$

5,071

 

 

The Company is recognizing the total cost of its office leases ratably over the respective lease periods. The difference between rent paid and rent expense is reflected as deferred rent in the accompanying balance sheets.

Rent expense totaled $257 and $296 for the three months ended October 31, 2021, and October 31, 2020, respectively. Rent expense totaled $849 and $1,697 for the nine months ended October 31, 2021, and October 31, 2020, respectively.

 

In the second fiscal quarter of 2021, we completed lease buyouts of two office spaces in Maryland, for leases that were expiring in fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2022, and we have made payments of $394 to facilitate early terminations for those leases. Based on the Company moving to a more fully remote posture, we also decreased our lease portfolio in Japan and New York.