Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  



Basis of Presentation


The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP") and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all information and notes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for fair financial statement presentation have been made. Certain reclassifications have been made to prior year amounts or balances to conform to the presentation adopted in the current year. The consolidated results of operations for the three-months ended March 31, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2019, or any other future annual or interim period. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Operating Company's audited consolidated financial statements and related notes for the year ended December 31, 2018, which are included in Greenlane's final prospectus, dated April 17, 2019, filed with the SEC on April 22, 2019 pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


Principles of Consolidation


The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Operating Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.


Use of Estimates


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires the use of estimates that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures. These estimates are based on management's knowledge and experience. Significant items subject to such estimates include the accounts receivable allowance for doubtful accounts, the allowance for slow-moving or obsolete inventory, assumptions used in the calculation of equity-based compensation, and the convertible notes valuation. Accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates.


Segment Reporting


The Operating Company's chief operating decision maker ("CODM") is Aaron LoCascio, Greenlane's Chief Executive Officer. The CODM reviews operating results and operating plans and makes resource allocation decisions on an entity-wide or aggregate basis. The Operating Company has two distinct operating segments, which are comprised of the United States operations and Canadian operations. The Canadian operating segment consists of the Operating Company's wholly-owned, Canada-based, subsidiary. The United States operating segment is comprised of all other operating subsidiaries. Beginning with the quarter ended March 31, 2019, the Operating Company had a change in reportable segments as the Canadian operating segment no longer met the quantitative criteria to be aggregated with the United States operating segment as one reportable segment. The United States and Canada reportable segments have been identified based on how the CODM manages the business, makes operating decisions and evaluates operating performance. See "Note 15—Segment Reporting."


Business Combinations


Business combinations are accounted for under the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations ("ASC 805"). Under the acquisition method, the acquiring entity in a business combination recognizes 100% of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities, regardless of the percentage owned, at their estimated fair values as of the date of acquisition. Any excess of the purchase price over the fair value of the net assets and other identifiable intangible assets acquired is recorded as goodwill. To the extent the fair value of the net assets acquired, including other identifiable assets, exceeds the purchase price, a bargain purchase gain is recognized. Assets acquired, and liabilities assumed from contingencies, are recognized at fair value if the fair value can be determined during the measurement period. Results of operations of an acquired business are included in the condensed consolidated statement of operations from the date of acquisition. Acquisition-related costs, including conversion and restructuring charges, are expensed as incurred. See "Note 12— Business Acquisition."


Equity-Based Compensation


The Operating Company granted incentive awards in the form of Class B redeemable units and profits interest units to certain executives and other employees of the Operating Company. The Operating Company accounts for these grants of equity awards to employees in accordance with ASC Topic 718, Compensation - Stock Compensation. This standard requires compensation expense to be measured based on the estimated fair value of share-based awards on the date of grant and recognized as expense over the requisite service period, which is generally the vesting period. Equity-based compensation costs are recognized using a graded vesting schedule. For liability-classified awards, the Operating Company records fair value adjustments up to and including the settlement date. Changes in the fair value of the equity-based compensation liability that occur during the requisite service period are recognized as compensation cost over the vesting period. Changes in the fair value of the equity-based compensation liability that occur after the end of the requisite service period but before settlement, are compensation cost of the period in which the change occurs. The Operating Company accounts for forfeitures as they occur. See "Note 13—Equity-Based Compensation."


Fair Value Measurements


The Operating Company applies the provisions of ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements, which defines fair value, establishes a framework for its measurement and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or an exit price that would be paid to transfer a liability in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. Valuation techniques used to measure fair value must maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The Operating Company determines the fair market values of its financial instruments based on the fair value hierarchy, which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. The following three levels of inputs may be used to measure fair value:


Level 1 Observable inputs such as unadjusted, quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities at the measurement date.
Level 2 Observable inputs other than Level 1 prices, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.
Level 3 Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.


The carrying amounts of the Operating Company's financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses and short-term debt, are carried at historical cost basis, which approximates their fair values because of the short-term nature of these instruments. The fair value of long-term debt is the estimated amount the Operating Company would have to pay to repurchase the debt, including any premium or discount attributable to the difference between the stated interest rate and market rate of interest at each balance sheet date. As of March 31, 2019 and 2018, the carrying amount of the Operating Company's long-term debt approximated its fair value.


The Operating Company has no Level 1 or Level 2 financial instruments. There were no transfers between Level 1, 2 or 3 for the period presented. Level 3 liabilities consist of the convertible notes. See "Note 6—Long Term Debt" for further discussion regarding the convertible notes.




For purposes of reporting cash flows, the Operating Company considers cash on hand, checking accounts, and savings accounts to be cash. The Operating Company considers all highly-liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less from the date of purchase to be cash equivalents. The Operating Company places its cash with high credit quality financial institutions, which provide insurance through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. At times, the balance in these accounts may exceed federal insured limits. The Operating Company performs periodic evaluations of the relative credit standing of these institutions and does not expect any losses related to such concentrations. As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, approximately $170,000 and $204,000, respectively, of the Operating Company's cash balances were in foreign bank accounts and uninsured. As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Operating Company had no cash equivalents.


Accounts Receivable, net


Accounts receivable represent amounts due from customers for merchandise sales and are recorded when product has shipped. An account is considered past due when payment has not been rendered by its due date based upon the terms of the sale. Generally, accounts receivable are due 30 days after the billing date. The Operating Company evaluates its accounts receivable and establishes an allowance for doubtful accounts based on a history of collections as well as current credit conditions. Accounts are written off as uncollectible on a case-by-case basis. Accounts receivable were reported net of the allowance for doubtful accounts of $603,000 and $658,000 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. Accounts receivable are pledged as collateral for the line of credit. See "Note 6—Long Term Debt."


Inventories, net


Inventories consist principally of finished goods that are valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value on a weighted average cost basis. The Operating Company has established an allowance for slow-moving or obsolete inventory based upon assumptions about future demands and market conditions. At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the reserve for obsolescence was approximately $293,000 and $212,000, respectively. Inventory is pledged as collateral for the line of credit. See "Note 6—Long Term Debt."


Deferred Financing Costs


Costs incurred in obtaining certain debt financing are deferred and amortized over the respective terms of the related debt instruments using the interest method for term debt and the straight-line method for revolving debt. The debt issuance costs related to the revolving line of credit are presented as an asset on the condensed consolidated balance sheets while the debt issuance costs related to the real estate note are presented net against the long-term debt in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Operating Company had deferred debt issuance costs totaling approximately $79,000 and $92,000, respectively, in connection with the issuance of long-term debt. The amortization of deferred debt issuance costs is included in interest expense and amounted to approximately $18,000 and $3,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.


The Operating Company accounts for the cost of issuing equity instruments to effect business combinations as a reduction of the otherwise determined fair value of the equity instruments issued. The Operating Company expenses any fees not associated with arranging equity or debt financing as incurred.


Property and Equipment, net


Property and equipment are stated at cost or, if acquired through a business acquisition, fair value at the date of acquisition. Depreciation and amortization are computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the asset, except for leasehold improvements, which are depreciated over the shorter of the estimated useful lives of the assets or the lease term. Upon the sale or retirement of assets, the cost and related accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and the resulting gain or loss is credited or charged to income. Expenditures for repairs and maintenance are expensed when incurred.


Impairment of Long-Lived Assets


The Operating Company assesses the recoverability of the carrying amount of its long lived-assets, including property and equipment and finite-lived intangibles, whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset or asset group may not be recoverable. An impairment loss would be assessed when estimated undiscounted future cash flows from the operation and disposition of the asset group are less than the carrying amount of the asset group. Asset groups have identifiable cash flows and are largely independent of other asset groups. Measurement of an impairment loss is based on the excess of the carrying amount of the asset group over its fair value. There was no impairment loss for long-lived assets for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. See "Note 3—Property and Equipment."


Intangible Assets, net


Intangible assets consist of domain names, intellectual property, distribution agreements, proprietary technology, trademarks and tradenames, and other rights. Intangible assets with finite lives are amortized over their estimated useful lives on a straight-line basis. The straight-line method of amortization represents the Operating Company's best estimate of the distribution of the economic value of the identifiable intangible assets. Intangible assets are carried at cost less accumulated amortization. The Operating Company assesses the recoverability of finite-lived intangible assets in the same manner as for property and equipment, as described above. There were no impairment charges for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. See "Note 4—Goodwill and Intangible Assets."




In accordance with ASC Topic 350, IntangiblesGoodwill and Other, the Operating Company tests goodwill for impairment for each reporting unit on an annual basis, or when events or circumstances indicate the fair value of a reporting unit is below its carrying value. Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of the net identifiable assets acquired in business combinations. Goodwill is tested for impairment at least annually in the fourth quarter and between annual tests if there are indicators of impairment that suggest a decline in the fair value of a reporting unit. Judgment is involved in determining if an indicator or change in circumstances relating to impairment has occurred. Such changes may include, among others, a significant decline in expected future cash flows, a significant adverse change in the business climate, and unforeseen competition. No goodwill impairment charges were recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. See "Note 4—Goodwill and Intangible Assets."




Equity method investments


Investee companies that are not consolidated, but over which the Operating Company exercises significant influence, are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. Under the equity method of accounting, an investee company's accounts are not reflected within the Operating Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets and statements of operations; however, the Operating Company's share of the earnings or losses of the investee company is reflected in the caption "Other income, net'' in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. The Operating Company's carrying value in an equity method investee company is reflected in the caption "Investments" in the Operating Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets. When the Operating Company's carrying value in an equity method investee company is reduced to zero, no further losses are recorded in the Operating Company's consolidated financial statements unless the Operating Company has guaranteed obligations of the investee company or has committed additional funding. When the investee company subsequently reports income, the Operating Company will not record its share of such income until it equals the amount of its share of losses not previously recognized.


The Operating Company's investments that are accounted for on the equity method of accounting consist of a 50% interest in two separate joint venture entities. The aggregate investment in the two joint venture entities amounted to approximately $75,000 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018. The operating activity related to the joint ventures was immaterial for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.


Equity securities


The Operating Company's equity securities consist of an investment in an unaffiliated entity (ownership 1.71%). The Operating Company has determined that its ownership does not provide it with significant influence over the operations of this investee. Accordingly, the Operating Company accounts for its investment in this entity as equity securities. The investee is a private entity and its equity securities do not have a readily determinable fair value. Equity securities without a readily determinable fair value are measured at cost minus impairment, if any, and are adjusted to fair value when an observable price change can be identified.


Vendor Deposits


Vendor deposits represent prepayments made to vendors for inventory purchases. A significant number of vendors require prepayment for inventory purchases made by the Operating Company.


Deferred Offering Costs


The Operating Company capitalized certain legal, accounting, and other third-party fees that were directly attributable to Greenlane's IPO. After consummation of the IPO, these costs will be recorded in equity as a reduction from the proceeds of the IPO.


Foreign Currency Translation


The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in United States (U.S.) dollars. The functional currency of one of the Operating Company's wholly-owned, Canada-based subsidiaries is the Canadian dollar. The assets and liabilities of this subsidiary are translated into U.S. dollars at current exchange rates and revenue and expenses are translated at average exchange rates for the year. Capital accounts are translated at their historical exchange rates when the capital transactions occurred. The foreign currency translation adjustments are included in accumulated other comprehensive loss, a separate component of members' deficit in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Other exchange gains and losses are reported in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.


Comprehensive (Loss) Income


Comprehensive (loss) income includes net (loss) income as currently reported by the Operating Company, adjusted for other comprehensive items. Other comprehensive items for the Operating Company consist of foreign currency translation gains and losses.




Advertising costs are expensed as incurred and are included in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations. Advertising costs totaled approximately $1,282,000 and $841,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.


Income Taxes


The Operating Company is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal and most applicable state and local income tax purposes. As a partnership, taxable income or loss is passed through to and included in the taxable income of the Operating Company's members, including Greenlane. Accordingly, the consolidated financial statements do not include a provision for federal income taxes. The Operating Company is liable for various other state and local taxes and is subject to taxes in foreign jurisdictions. Therefore, the provision for income taxes includes only income taxes on income from the Operating Company's Canadian subsidiary and state income tax, if any, in the consolidated financial statements. Income tax amounts reflected in the accompanying financial statements relate primarily to income generated by the Operating Company's Canadian subsidiary and are based upon an estimated annual effective tax rate of approximately 26.5%.


The Operating Company utilizes a two-step approach for recognizing and measuring uncertain tax positions accounted for in accordance with the asset and liability method. The first step is to evaluate the tax position for recognition by determining whether evidence indicates that it is more likely than not that a position will be sustained if examined by a taxing authority. The second step is to measure the tax benefit as the largest amount that is 50% likely of being realized upon settlement with a taxing authority. There were no amounts required to be recorded at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 related to uncertain tax positions.


Revenue Recognition


The Operating Company recognizes revenue in accordance with ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("ASC 606"). Under ASC 606, the Operating Company recognizes revenue when a customer obtains control of the promised goods or services. The amount of revenue that is recorded reflects the consideration that the Operating Company expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services, net of any variable consideration (e.g., rights to return product, sales incentives, others) and any taxes collected from customers and subsequently remitted to governmental authorities. The Operating Company uses a best estimate approach to measure variable consideration which approximates the expected value method. The Operating Company applies the following five-step model in order to determine this amount: (i) identify the contract(s) with a customer; (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract; (iii) determine the transaction price; (iv) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the Operating Company satisfies a performance obligation. The Operating Company only applies the five-step model to contracts when it is probable that the Operating Company will collect the consideration it is entitled to in exchange for the goods or services the Operating Company transfers to the customer. At contract inception, once the contract is determined to be within the scope of ASC 606, management reviews the contract to determine which performance obligations must be delivered and which of these performance obligations are distinct. The Operating Company recognizes as revenue the amount of the transaction price that is allocated to the respective performance obligation when the performance obligation is satisfied.


The Operating Company generates revenue primarily from the sale of finished products to customers, whereby each product unit represents a single performance obligation. The performance obligation is satisfied when the customer obtains control of the product, which typically occurs at the time of shipping. Upon shipping, the customer has legal title of the product and bears the significant risks and rewards of ownership, including the right to sell or redirect the product. As such, customer orders are recorded as revenue once the order is shipped from one of the Operating Company's distribution centers. The Operating Company's performance obligations for services are satisfied when the services are rendered within the arranged service period. Total service revenue is not material and accounted for less than 0.5% of revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. The Operating Company provides no warranty on products sold. Product warranty is provided by the manufacturers.


The Operating Company elected to account for shipping and handling expenses that occur after the customer has obtained control of products as a fulfillment activity in cost of sales. Shipping and handling fees charged to customers are included in net sales upon completion of the Operating Company's performance obligations.


Revenue is presented net of sales taxes, discounts and expected refunds.


Product revenues are recorded net of estimated rebates or sales incentives as well as estimated product returns as elements of variable consideration. The actual amounts of consideration ultimately received may differ from the Operating Company's estimates. If actual results in the future vary from the Operating Company's estimates, the Operating Company will adjust these estimates, which would affect net revenue from products in the period such variances become known. The Operating Company estimates product returns based on historical experience and records them on a gross basis as a refund liability that reduces the net sales for the period. The Operating Company analyzes actual historical returns, current economic trends and changes in order volume when evaluating the adequacy of the sales returns allowance in any accounting period. The liability for returns is included in accrued expenses on the Operating Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets and was approximately $464,000 and $460,000 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. Included in other current assets is an asset totaling approximately $285,000 as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, relating to the recoverable cost of merchandise estimated to be returned by customers.


The Operating Company has an established a supply chain for premium, patented, child-resistant packaging, closed-system vaporization solutions and custom-branded retail products. For these product offerings, the Operating Company generally receives a deposit from the customer (generally 50% of the total order cost, but the amount can vary by customer contract), when an order is placed by a customer. These orders are typically completed within six weeks to three months from the date of order, depending on the complexity of the customization and the size of the order. Customer deposits, which represent deferred revenue, are included in accrued expenses on the Operating Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets and were approximately $2.7 million and $3.2 million at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. See "Note 5—Composition of Certain Financial Statement Captions."


The Operating Company holds several exclusive distribution agreements with its manufacturers that are evaluated against the criteria outlined in ASC 606-10-55, Principal versus Agent Considerations, in determining whether it is appropriate to record the gross amount of product sales and related costs or the net amount earned. In all arrangements, the Operating Company determined that it acts as the principal in the transaction, controlling the good or service before it is transferred to the customer. As such, the Operating Company records gross revenue for such arrangements.


The Operating Company applies the practical expedient provided for by ASC 606 by not adjusting the transaction price for significant financing components for periods less than one year. The Operating Company also applies the practical expedient provided for by ASC 606 based upon which the Operating Company generally expenses sales commissions when incurred because the amortization period is one year or less. These costs are recorded within salaries, benefits and payroll tax expenses in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. Furthermore, the Operating Company does not disclose the value of unsatisfied performance obligations for contracts with an original expected length of one year or less.


Earnings per Unit


Prior to the amendment and restatement of the LLC Agreement on April 17, 2019, in connection with the IPO the Operating Company's membership interests were defined as percentage interests in the LLC Agreement, as the LLC Agreement did not define a number of membership units outstanding or authorized. As a result, a calculation of basic and diluted earnings (loss) per unit is not presented in the accompanying financial statements, as a denominator to the calculation could not be determined. No potentially dilutive securities existed for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. See "Note 10—Members' Deficit."


Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance


In February 2016, the Financial Accounting ("FASB") issued Accounting Standard Update ("ASU") No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which, among other things, requires lessees to recognize substantially all leases on their balance sheets and disclose key information about leasing arrangements. The new standard establishes a right of use ("ROU") model that requires a lessee to recognize a ROU asset and liability on the balance sheet for all leases with a term longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern and classification of expense recognition in the statement of operations. The new standard became effective for the Operating Company on January 1, 2019. The Operating Company adopted this standard beginning January 1, 2019 using the modified retrospective transition approach. See "Note 7—Leases" for further discussion regarding the Operating Company's adoption of the new standard.


In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-07, Compensation - Stock Compensation: Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting. ASU 2018-07 provides guidance on accounting for equity-based awards issued to nonemployees. The standard is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and early adoption is permitted. The Operating Company adopted this standard beginning January 1, 2019. Adoption of the new standard did not have a material impact on the Operating Company's financial statements.


Recently Issued Accounting Guidance Not Yet Adopted


In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement, Disclosure Framework — Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820), which eliminates, adds and modifies certain disclosure requirements for fair value measurements. For example, entities will no longer have to disclose the amount of and reasons for transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy, but public companies will be required to disclose the range and weighted average used to develop significant unobservable inputs for Level 3 fair value measurements. The guidance is effective for all entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those years. Entities are permitted to early adopt the entire standard or only the provisions that eliminate or modify the requirements. The Operating Company is currently evaluating the new guidance, but does not expect it to have a material impact on its financial statements.


In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses. The standard requires the use of an "expected loss" model on certain types of financial instruments. The standard also amends the impairment model for available-for-sale securities and requires estimated credit losses to be recorded as allowances rather than as reductions to the amortized cost of the securities. This standard is effective for the Operating Company for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning January 1, 2020, with early adoption permitted. The Operating Company is evaluating the new guidance, but does not expect it to have a material impact on its financial statements.