Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  

1. General

ARKO Corp. (the “Company”) is a Delaware corporation whose common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“common stock”) and publicly-traded warrants were registered to trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) on December 22, 2020 and commenced trading on December 23, 2020. The Company’s common stock is also listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (“TASE”); however, the Company has initiated delisting procedures and currently expects that the common stock will cease trading on the TASE during the first quarter of 2022. Following the delisting of the Companys common stock on the TASE, the Company’s common stock will continue to be listed on Nasdaq and the Companys common stock now traded on the TASE is expected to be transferred to Nasdaq where they can continue to be traded.

On September 8, 2020, the Company (then a newly-formed company) entered into a business combination agreement, as amended on November 18, 2020 (the “Merger Agreement”), together with Arko Holdings Ltd. (“Arko Holdings”), Haymaker Acquisition Corp. II, a Delaware corporation and special purpose acquisition company (“Haymaker”), and additional newly-formed wholly owned subsidiaries of Haymaker that were formed in order to enable the consummation of the merger transaction (the “Merger Transaction”). Arko Holdings is a corporation incorporated in Israel, whose securities were listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange prior to the consummation of the Merger Transaction and which held a majority of the outstanding equity of GPM Investments, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“GPM”). On December 22, 2020, the Merger Transaction was consummated (the “Merger Closing Date”), following which Arko Holdings and Haymaker became wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company.

The Company’s operations are primarily performed by its subsidiary, GPM, which became an indirect wholly owned subsidiary upon consummation of the Merger Transaction. GPM is engaged directly and through fully owned and controlled subsidiaries (directly or indirectly) in retail activity, which includes the operations of a chain of convenience stores, most of which include adjacent gas stations, and in wholesale activity, which includes the supply of fuel to gas stations operated by third parties. As of September 30, 2021, GPM’s activity included the self-operation of 1,379 sites and the supply of fuel to 1,674 gas stations operated by external operators (dealers), throughout 33 states and the District of Columbia in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, Northeastern, Southeastern and Southwestern United States (“U.S.”).

The Company has three reporting segments: retail, wholesale, and GPMP. Refer to Note 10 below for further information with respect to the segments.

Accounting Treatment of the Merger Transaction

The Merger Transaction was accounted for as a reverse recapitalization. For accounting purposes, Haymaker was treated as the acquired company and Arko Holdings was considered the accounting acquirer. The Merger Transaction was treated as the equivalent of Arko Holdings’ issuing stock in exchange for the net assets of Haymaker, accompanied by a recapitalization. The net assets of Arko Holdings and Haymaker were stated at historical cost. No goodwill or intangible assets were recorded in connection with the Merger Transaction.

Because Arko Holdings was deemed the accounting acquirer, upon the consummation of the Merger Transaction, the historical financial statements of Arko Holdings became the historical financial statements of the combined company. As a result, the financial statements included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q reflect the historical operating results of Arko Holdings prior to the Merger Closing Date and the combined results of the Company, including those of Haymaker, following the Merger Closing Date. Additionally, the Company’s equity structure has been reclassified in all comparative periods up to the Merger Closing Date to reflect the number of shares of the Company’s common stock issued to Arko Holdings’ stockholders in connection with the recapitalization transaction. As such, the share counts, corresponding common stock amounts and earnings per share related to Arko Holdings’ common stock prior to the Merger Transaction have been retroactively reclassified as shares reflecting the exchange ratio established in accordance with the Merger Agreement.