Related Parties Transactions
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2017
|Related Parties Transactions [Abstract]|
|RELATED PARTIES TRANSACTIONS||
NOTE 10 – RELATED PARTIES TRANSACTIONS
Prepaid expenses – related party
At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, prepaid expenses – related party consisted of the following:
Other receivable – related party
At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, other receivable – related party consisted of the following:
In connection with the termination of VIE structure and to comply with PRC regulation, the Company paid RMB 83 million in total, which is Pingtan Fishing’s registered capital, to Pingtan Fishing’s Shareholders to transfer their 100% of equity interest of Pingtan Fishing to Fujian Heyue, the Company’s subsidiary pursuant to the Equity Transfer Agreement dated February 9, 2015. Those payments are expected to be returned in full to the Company by March 31, 2018.
Accounts payable - related parties
At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, accounts payable - related parties consisted of the following:
These accounts payable – related parties’ amounts are short-term in nature, non-interest bearing, unsecured and payable on demand.
Accrued liabilities and other payables – related party
At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the accrued liabilities and other payables – related party consisted of the following:
The amount of accrued liabilities and other payables – Hong Long is short-term in nature, non-interest bearing, unsecured and payable on demand.
Due to related parties
At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the due to related parties amount consisted of the following:
The advance from Xinrong Zhuo, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, is for working capital purposes and short-term in nature, non-interest bearing, unsecured and payable on demand.
On July 31, 2012, the Company entered into a lease for office space with Ping Lin, spouse of the Company’s CEO, (the “Office Lease”). The Company renewed the Office Lease. Pursuant to the renewed Office Lease, the annual rent is RMB 84,000 (approximately $12,200) and the renewed Office Lease expires on July 31, 2017.
For the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, rent expense related to the Office Lease amounted $3,050 and $3,211, respectively. Future minimum rental payment required under the Office Lease is as follows:
Rental and related administrative service agreement
On July 1, 2013, the Company entered into a service agreement with Hai Yi Shipping Limited that provided the Company a portion of use of premises located in Hong Kong as office and provided related administrative service (the “Service Agreement”). The Company renewed the Service Agreement. Pursuant to the renewed Service Agreement, the monthly payments are HK$298,500 (approximately $38,500) and the renewed Service Agreement expires on December 31, 2017.
For the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, rent expense and corresponding administrative service charge related to the Service Agreement amounted to $115,519 and $115,340, respectively. Future minimum rental and related administrative service charge payment required under the Service Agreement is as follows:
Purchases from related parties
During the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, purchases from related parties were as follows:
On March 28, 2017, the Company entered into a master agreement with Fuzhou Honglong Ocean Fishery Co., Ltd, (“Hong Long”) for the acquisition of 5 vessels with total consideration of approximately $38.5 million representing the fair market value on the date of acquisition. Based on Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 805-50, the Company recorded the value of approximately $9.4 million as the cost of the 5 vessels which was the net book value of the 5 vessels in Hong Long’s book at the date of transfer. The balance of approximately $29.1 million above cost was treated as a return of capital in the equity accounts and was recorded as a reduction in additional paid-in capital.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef