Contingent rents (ASC 840-10-25-5) are not currently treated as MLPs; as a result, a contract that has a considerable variable component as well as a fixed amount is not likely to meet the 90% test, and the lease will probably be considered an operating lease in its entirety.
Potential indicators of disguised MLPs could include below-market fixed rents or contingent rents that seem nearly certain to occur.
In summary, no forecasting of future unknown lease payments will take place, and in the United States, contingent rents tied to either revenue/usage or rates/indexes will generally not lead to a liability on the balance sheet.
The Board felt that it would have to address the lessee's accounting for contingent rents
in those circumstances.
While there is a general agreement among those surveyed that the renewal options and contingent rents
should be included in the measurement, there are concerns about the subjectivity surrounding the estimation of renewal probability, renewal rent and contingent rent
, as well as the administrative burden of the required reassessment of those estimates every reporting period.
Estimates of the lease term, including renewals and contingent rents
must be made not only at inception of the lease, but at every reporting date in order to determine the appropriate measure of the right of use asset and lease liability.
* Capitalized lease values will include base rent, residual payments, obligated renewals and contingent rents
"In the original proposal, contingent rents would be included based upon a probability-weighted assessment," Hauser said.
We think contingent rent ought to be factored into the thinking We're getting numbers ...
Retailers will be especially challenged because their leases usually include contingent rents
. Contingent rents
are rental payments based on the percentage of the retailer's sales.