Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Property and Equipment, Net

Property and Equipment, Net
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Property Plant And Equipment [Abstract]  
Property and Equipment, Net

Note 5. Property and Equipment, Net

Property and equipment, net consists of the following at September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019:


(in thousands)


September 30,









Citrus trees









Equipment and other facilities









Buildings and improvements









Total depreciable properties









Less: accumulated depreciation and depletion









Net depreciable properties









Land and land improvements









Property and equipment, net










On June 1, 2020, the Company sold approximately 30 ranch acres to an employee for approximately $122,000 and recognized a gain of approximately $83,000.


On May 4, 2020, the Company purchased 334 citrus acres for approximately $2,850,000. This acquisition complements the Company’s existing citrus acres as these acres are located adjacent to existing groves in the Frostproof area. Additionally, this purchase was part of a like-kind exchange transaction, which allowed the Company to defer taxes relating to the sale of certain sections of the East Ranch.


For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019, the Company purchased 203 acres of citrus blocks for approximately $1,950,000. These purchases were made from grove owners from within the Company’s existing grove locations. In April 2019, the lender, PGIM Real Estate Finance, LLC (“Prudential”), agreed to accept those purchases completed through April 2019 as substitute collateral and release $1,800,000 from restricted cash, which was completed in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019. After April 2019, there were two additional purchases of Citrus blocks for approximately $100,000 that are not included as part of the substitution collateral.

On September 27, 2019, the Company sold approximately 5,500 acres from its West Ranch for approximately $14,775,000 and realized a gain on sale of approximately $13,033,000. Upon the sale of these acres, the lease rate pertaining to the grazing and other rights was adjusted from $98,750 to $80,000 per month, as space on these acres was previously being leased to a third party.


On September 29, 2018, the Company sold its property at Island Pond for $7,900,000. As the Island Pond property was collateralized under one of the Company’s loan documents, $7,000,000 of the proceeds was restricted in use.


On September 28, 2018, The Company sold a parcel within the East Ranch for approximately $1,920,000 and realized a gain of approximately $1,759,000.


On March 30, 2018, the Company sold property located on its Winter Haven location for approximately $225,000 and recognized a loss of approximately $50,000.


On March 15, 2018, the Company sold certain parcels comprised of citrus trees and land located on its Ranch One grove for approximately $586,000 and recognized a loss of approximately $87,000.

For fiscal years ended September 30, 2020, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded impairments of approximately $723,000, $244,000 and $2,084,000, respectively, relating to the loss of citrus trees.

As a result of the sale of a portion of the Alico Ranch to the State of Florida comprising approximately 10,700 acres on the western part of the ranch and because the sale of those acres affected the proposed dispersed water management project, the Company decided to suspend all permit approval activities for its dispersed water management project and the Company wrote-down approximately $598,000 of assets relating to this project during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020.