Property, Buildings and Equipment, Net
|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2012
|Property, Buildings and Equipment, Net [Abstract]|
|Property, Buildings and Equipment, Net||
Note 7. Property, Buildings and Equipment, Net
Property, buildings and equipment, net consist of the following at September 30, 2012 and 2011:
Depreciation expense for property, buildings and equipment was $8,429,000, $7,291,000 and $6,692,000 for the years ended September 30, 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively.
Lee County, Florida Properties
The Company's management committed to a plan to sell the Lee County Properties and actively locate a buyer, thereby meeting the criteria for assets held for sale. The Company's plan to sell the Lee County Properties triggered the impairment evaluation. The fair value was determined based upon a Level 2 input in accordance with the fair value three-tier hierarchy, specifically on a negotiated sales price with a third party. The Company recorded an impairment of $1,918,000 on the property as the carrying value exceeded the market value, and the impairment charge is included in the Consolidated Statement of Operations for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.
The sale was finalized in separate closing on July 25, 2012 and October 3, 2012. The Company received $7,500,000 from the sale on July 25, 2012, of which we received $7,349,000 in net cash after certain expenses and taxes.
The two parcels which closed on October 3, 2012 are included in assets held for sale on the Consolidated Balance Sheet at September 30, 2012 totaling $2,475,000. The Company received a deposit for the parcels of $2,500,000 which is included in restricted cash and other current liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheet at September 30, 2012. See Note 18. Subsequent Events.
Polk County, Florida Properties
The sales contracts for two parcels of land in Polk County, Florida closed during June 2012. The sale of the Polk County parcels totaled $10,122,000. The Company received cash of $9,768,000, of which $8,747,000 was held in an escrow account by a third party in accordance with an assignment agreement while potential like kind exchange were considered which would qualify for tax-deferral treatment in accordance with Internal Revenue Code §1031. No properties were identified for a like kind exchange, and the funds were remitted to the Company on July 31, 2012. The sale of the two parcels resulted in pre-tax gains totaling $9,113,000 which is included in the gain on sale of real estate in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.
The first parcel of land totaled 3,630 acres. The sales price was $9,077,000 or $2,500 per acre. The sales contract closed on June 14, 2012, with the deed and possession delivered to Ben Hill Griffin III. We received $8,747,000 in cash for the sale.
The second parcel of land totaled 380 acres for which we received $1,020,000 in cash. The sales price was $1,045,000 or $2,750 per acre. The sales contract closed on June 20, 2012, with deed and possession delivered to Ben Hill Griffin Inc. See Note13. Related Party Transactions.
Due to the continued pressure on market prices of real estate in Florida, the Company evaluated several of its properties for impairment at September 30, 2012, 2011 and 2010. In conducting its evaluation, the Company reviewed the estimated non-discounted cash flows from each of the properties or obtained independent third party appraisals from a qualified real estate appraiser. Impairment charges of $1,918,000 and $980,000 were recorded in fiscal years 2012 and 2010, respectively. No impairment charges were recorded in 2011.
The entire disclosure for long-lived, physical assets that are used in the normal conduct of business to produce goods and services and not intended for resale. Examples include land, buildings, machinery and equipment, and other types of furniture and equipment including, but not limited to, office equipment, furniture and fixtures, and computer equipment and software. This disclosure may include property plant and equipment accounting policies and methodology, a schedule of property, plant and equipment gross, additions, deletions, transfers and other changes, depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, net, accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization expense and useful lives, income statement disclosures, assets held for sale and public utility disclosures.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef