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Operating Lease

Operating Lease
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Operating Lease [Abstract]  
Operating Lease

5. Operating Lease


The Company leases office space under an operating lease. In December 2021, the Company entered into a lease agreement for 2,367 square feet of office space commencing December 1, 2021. The initial lease term is for two years, and there is an option to extend the lease for an additional year.


In accounting for the leases, the Company adopted ASC 842 Leases on January 1, 2019, which requires a lessee to record a right-of-use asset and a corresponding lease liability at the inception of the lease initially measured at the present value of the lease payments. The Company classified the lease as an operating lease and, at December 1, 2021, determined that the present value of the lease was approximately $318,000 using a discount rate of 8.0%. In accordance with ASC 842, the right-of-use asset will be amortized over the life of the underlying lease. The Company determined that the option to extend the lease for an additional year was not considered reasonably certain at December 31, 2021 or June 30, 2022. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company reflected amortization of right-of-use asset of approximately $38,000 and $75,000, respectively, resulting in a right of use asset balance at June 30, 2022 of $230,000.


During the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company made cash payments on the lease of approximately $85,000 towards the lease liabilities. As of June 30, 2022, the total lease liability was $232,000. ASC 842 requires recognition in the statement of operations of a single lease cost, calculated so that the cost of the lease is allocated over the lease term, generally on a straight-line basis. Rent expense for the lease for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 was approximately $43,000 and $86,000, respectively.


As of June 30, 2022, maturities of the Company’s lease liabilities are as follows (in thousands, unaudited):


    Operating Lease  
Year ending December 31, 2022   $ 85  
Year ending December 31, 2023     162  
Total lease payments     247  
Less imputed interest rate / present value discount     (15 )
Present value of lease liability     232  
Less current portion     (160 )
Long term portion   $ 72