Assets Held for Sale
|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Discontinued Operations And Disposal Groups [Abstract]|
|Assets Held for Sale||
Note 4. Assets Held for Sale
In accordance with its strategy to dispose of non-core and under-performing assets, the following assets have been classified as assets held for sale as of September 30, 2021 and September 30, 2020:
On June 3, 2021, the Company sold approximately 11,700 acres of the Alico ranch, which were encumbered by an easement, to a third-party for approximately $12,219,000. The Company recognized a gain of approximately $11,351,000. In 2013, these acres were enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program (“WRP”), which calls for the restoration and maintenance of the property for the duration of the WRP easement. As part of that enrollment in 2013, Alico received approximately $1,800 per acre.
On April 15, 2021, the State of Florida purchased, under the Florida Forever program, approximately 5,734 acres of the Alico ranch for approximately $14,445,000 pursuant to an option agreement entered between the State of Florida and the Company. The Company recognized a gain of approximately $13,921,000.
On December 18, 2020, the Company sold approximately 600 acres of the Alico Ranch for approximately $2,630,000 and recognized a gain of approximately $2,550,000.
Additionally, during fiscal year 2021, the Company sold an aggregate of approximately 1,742 acres of the Alico Ranch to various third parties for approximately $8,286,000 and recognized a gain of approximately $7,697,000. One of these sales transactions, consisting of approximately 97 acres, was sold to an employee of the Company for approximately $392,000.
On September 10, 2020, the State of Florida purchased, under the Florida Forever program, approximately 10,700 acres of the Alico Ranch for approximately $28,500,000 pursuant to an option agreement entered between the State of Florida and the Company. The Company recognized a gain of approximately $27,470,000, which is included in Gain on sale of real estate, property and equipment and assets held for sale in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. The Company subsequently used a portion of the net cash proceeds to purchase a like-kind asset in October 2020, which allowed the Company to defer a portion of the tax impact of the gain on sale of the ranch lands.
On March 27, 2020, the Company sold certain sections at the East Ranch for approximately $2,980,000 and realized a gain of approximately $2,748,000. The Company subsequently used substantially all of the net cash proceeds to purchase a like-kind asset in May 2020, which will allow the Company to defer substantially all of the tax impact of the gain on sale of the ranch land.
The Company recorded no impairment loss during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021 and 2020. The Company recorded an impairment loss on assets held for sale of approximately $152,000 for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. These impairment losses were included in operating expenses on the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
The Company has used a portion of the proceeds from these various asset sales to pay down debt (see Note 6. "Long-Term Debt and Lines of Credit"), purchase citrus groves and fund the increased dividend and plans to use the remaining cash proceeds from the sale of these assets to purchase other citrus groves, pay down other debt and to fund future working capital requirements and for other corporate purposes.
The entire disclosure related to a disposal group. Includes, but is not limited to, a discontinued operation, disposal classified as held-for-sale or disposed of by means other than sale or disposal of an individually significant component.
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