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Leases (Notes)

Leases (Notes)
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Leases [Abstract]  
Leases of Lessee Disclosure [Text Block] Leases
The Company accounts for leases under ASC 842. Leases with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company also made the accounting policy election to account for each separate lease component and non-lease component associated with that lease component as a single lease component, thus causing all fixed payments to be capitalized. The Company determines lease terms based on whether or not it is reasonably certain to exercise the lease extensions. The Company determines at inception whether an arrangement is a lease.
Right-of-use (“ROU”) assets represent the Company's right to use an underlying asset during the lease term and lease liabilities represent the Company's obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. ROU assets and lease liabilities are recognized at the lease commencement date based on the net present value of remaining fixed lease payments over the lease
term. Lease terms used to calculate the present value of the lease payments include any options to extend, renew, or terminate the lease, when it is reasonably certain that these options will be exercised. ROU assets also include any advance lease payments made and exclude any lease incentives. As the implicit interest rate for our leases is not readily determinable, the Company uses its incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments. Lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The Company has lease arrangements with non-lease components that are not in-substance fixed and considered variable, which were not included in the carrying balances of the ROU asset and lease liability. The Company does not have any finance leases. No leases require residual value guarantees.
The Company reviews the impairment ROU assets consistent with the approach applied to other long-lived assets. ROU assets are reviewed for recoverability whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets may not be recoverable. Determination of recoverability is based on an estimate of undiscounted future cash flows resulting from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition. If the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its estimated future undiscounted cash flows, an impairment loss is recorded for the excess of the asset’s carrying amount over its fair value.
The Company's operating leases primarily include building leases for the corporate headquarters in Aurora, IL, an engineering and service center in Dublin, OH, and office space in Manchester, NH.

Future minimum lease payments as of December 31, 2020, consisted of the following (in thousands):
Fiscal Year Operating Leases
2021 (1)
$ 97 
2022 587 
2023 587 
2024 593 
2025 604 
Thereafter 276 
Total lease payments 2,744 
Less: imputed interest (281)
Total operating lease liabilities $ 2,463 
(1) Represents the future minimum operating lease payments expected to be made over the remaining balance of the fiscal year.
As of December 31, 2020, the weighted-average remaining lease term was 4.8 years and the weighted-average discount rate was 4.5%.
During the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, the Company executed a lease extension for the Manchester, New Hampshire facility with the lease term extended to August 31, 2022 with an option to further extend the lease for one additional term of two years (the “NH extension”). The Company also executed a lease extension for the Aurora, IL facility in the quarter ended June 30, 2020 that extended the lease to November 30, 2025 with an option to extend the lease for one additional term of five years (the “IL extension”). The IL extension required a deposit, which is expected to be applied to the final two lease payments and is included in the calculation of the total lease liability. Prior to the extension, additional rent payments covering the Company’s portion of operating expenses and taxes were fixed and included in the lease liability balance. The amendment to extend the lease changed these fixed additional rent payments to variable payments with adjustments made based on actual operating expenses and taxes and, as such, would no longer be included in the lease liability balances beginning October 1, 2020.
During the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, as a cost savings effort, the Company executed a new 63 month lease for the Dublin, OH design service center rather than executing the two year option to extend the existing lease as previously assumed. The new lease commenced on December 1, 2019 and has a reduced footprint which is more suitable to our current operation. The new lease includes a renewal option to extend the initial lease term for an additional three years. The lease also includes a termination option effective the last day of the 39th month of the lease term. The cost to terminate under this option would be approximately $70,000. At this time, the Company does not expect to terminate the lease at the end of the 39th month of the lease term and so the cost to terminate is not included in the ROU asset and lease liability balance.
Our building leases include variable lease payments that are not included in the lease liability balances as they are based on the expenses which can vary during the term of each lease. At this time, the Company is not reasonably certain to exercise any of the options for further lease extensions so they are not included in the ROU asset and lease liability balance.
Lease expenses are included in Cost of revenue, Sales and marketing, Research and development, and General and administrative in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. The components of lease expense are as follows:
Three months ended December 31, Nine months ended December 31
(in thousands) 2020 2019 2020 2019
Operating lease expense $ 150  $ 202  $ 448  $ 610 
Variable lease expense (1)
64  25  103  88 
Total lease expense (2)
$ 214  $ 227  $ 551  $ 698 
(1) Variable lease expense is related to our leased real estate and primarily includes labor and operational costs as well as taxes and insurance.
(2) Short-term lease expense is immaterial.
For the three and nine months ended December 31, 2020, cash paid for operating leases included in the measurement of lease liabilities was $0.2 million and $0.6 million, respectively, compared to $0.1 million and $0.5 million for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2019, respectively. The increase in cash paid for operating leases in the nine months ended December 31, 2020 is primarily due to the deposit from the IL extension. All of these payments are presented in Operating activities cash flows on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. In addition, the Company obtained approximately $2.4 million of ROU assets in exchange for related operating lease liabilities during the nine months ending December 31, 2020.

The following table summarizes the classification of ROU assets and lease liabilities as of December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2020:
(in thousands) December 31, 2020 March 31, 2020 Balance Sheet Classification
ROU assets $ 2,573  $ 628  Right-of-use assets on operating leases, net
  Current operating lease liability 440  339  Accrued expenses
  Non-current operating lease liabilities 2,023  250  Lease liabilities non-current
Total lease liabilities $ 2,463  $ 589