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LEASES

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LEASES
9 Months Ended
May 31, 2020
Lessee Disclosure [Abstract]  
LEASES LEASES
The Company adopted ASC 842 “Leases” (“ASC 842”) effective September 1, 2019 utilizing the modified retrospective approach for adoption for all leases that existed at or are commenced after the date of initial application with an option to use certain practical expedients. The package of practical expedients allowed the Company to not reassess: (i) whether any expired or existing contracts are or contain leases, (ii) lease classification for any expired or existing leases, and (iii) initial direct costs for any expired or existing leases. The Company also used (i) hindsight when evaluating contractual lease options, (ii) the practical expedient that allows lessees to treat lease and non-lease components of leases as a single lease component, (iii) the portfolio approach which allows similar leased assets to be grouped and accounted for together, and (iv) the short-term lease for leases with a term of 12 months or less.
The adoption of ASC 842 had a material impact on the condensed consolidated balance sheet due to the recognition of Right of Use (“ROU”) assets and lease liabilities. The adoption of this ASC did not have a material impact on the consolidated statement of operations or the consolidated statement of cash flows. The Company did not recognize a material cumulative effect adjustment to the opening balance sheet retained earnings on September 1, 2019. Because the modified retrospective approach was elected, the ASU was not applied to periods prior to adoption and did not have an impact on previously reported results. At adoption, the Company recognized operating lease ROU assets and lease liabilities that reflect the present value of the future payments. As the rate implicit in the lease could not be determined for any of the Company’s leases, an estimated incremental borrowing rate of 10.7%, which reflects the interest rate the Company would pay to borrow funds over a similar term and in a similar economic environment, was used to determine the present value of lease payments. Based on the impact of ASC 842 on the lease population, the Company recorded $7.6 million in lease liabilities and $6.8 million for ROU assets based upon the lease liabilities adjusted for deferred rent. ROU assets are included in “Other assets” and lease liabilities are included in “Accrued expenses and other current liabilities” and “Other non-current liabilities” on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet.
The Company determines if an arrangement is a lease at inception. The Company leases its facilities and certain office equipment under operating leases which expire on various dates through 2026. ROU assets represent the Company’s right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent the obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Operating lease ROU assets and liabilities are recognized at the commencement date of the lease based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. When readily determinable, the Company uses the implicit rate in determining the present value of lease payments. The ROU asset also includes any fixed lease payments, including in-substance fixed lease payments and excludes lease incentives. Lease expense for lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Lease term is determined at lease commencement and includes any non-cancellable period for which the Company has the right to use the underlying asset, together with any options to extend that the Company is reasonably certain to exercise.
Lease Liabilities
Lease liabilities as of May 31, 2020 consist of the following:
Current portion of lease liabilities
$ 1,605   
Long term lease liabilities, net of current portion
4,562   
Total lease liabilities
$ 6,167   
Aggregate lease maturities as of May 31, 2020 are as follows:
Year ended August 31,
 
2020 (remaining three months) $ 647   
2021 2,054   
2022 1,968   
2023 1,362   
2024 764   
Thereafter 579   
Total minimum lease payments 7,374   
Less imputed interest (1,207)  
Total lease liabilities $ 6,167   
Rent expense was $590 and $2,279, respectively, for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2020. At May 31, 2020, the leases had a weighted average remaining lease term of 3.7 years and a weighted average discount rate of 8.5%. Rent expense for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2019 was $720 and $2,226, respectively, under ASC 840, the predecessor to ASC 842.