ACQUISITIONS AND RECENT TRANSACTIONS
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2014
|Business Combinations [Abstract]|
|ACQUISITIONS AND RECENT TRANSACTIONS||
NOTE 4. ACQUISITIONS AND RECENT TRANSACTIONS
During the six months ending June 30, 2014, we completed or entered into the following transactions:
On March 31, 2014, we repaid $2.3 million in principal on our current senior secured credit facility, consisting of a term loan of $300.0 million (“Term Loan B”). We recorded an $8,000 pre-tax loss on the early retirement of long-term debt related to the unamortized discount.
On May 27, 2014, we announced a quarterly distribution in the amount of $0.06 per share on Class A and Class B common stock. The quarterly distribution of $1.5 million was paid on June 30, 2014 to all Class A and Class B common stockholders of record as of June 16, 2014.
On March 6, 2014, we announced a quarterly distribution in the amount of $0.0575 per share on Class A and Class B common stock. The quarterly distribution of $1.4 million was paid on March 31, 2014 to all Class A and Class B common stockholders of record as of March 17, 2014.
Acquisition of Eagle Publishing
On January 10, 2014, we acquired the entities of Eagle Publishing, including Regnery Publishing, HumanEvents.com, Redstate.com, Eagle Financial Publications and Eagle Wellness. We began operating these entities as of the closing date. The base purchase price was $8.5 million, with $3.5 million paid in cash upon closing, and deferred payments of $2.5 million due January 2015 and $2.5 million due January 2016. We paid an additional $0.4 million of costs upon closing associated with liabilities incurred by the seller. On June 6, 2014, we paid $1.5 million of the $2.5 million deferred installment due January 2015. Based on the early payment, our deferred payment due January 2015 was reduced to $0.9 million. The deferred payments due January 2015 and January 2016 are recorded at their present value of $0.9 million and $2.3 million, respectively, with the discount being amortized to non-cash interest expense over the payment term using the effective interest method.
We may pay up to an additional $8.5 million of contingent earn-out consideration over the next three years based on the achievement of certain revenue benchmarks established for calendar years 2014, 2015 and 2016 for each of the Eagle entities. The estimated fair value of the contingent earn-out consideration was recorded at the present value of $2.0 million. The estimated fair value of the contingent earn-out consideration was determined using a probability-weighted discounted cash flow model. The fair value measurement includes revenue forecasts which are a Level 3 measurement as discussed in Note 14 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. The fair value of the contingent earn-out consideration will be reviewed quarterly over the remaining three year earn-out period based on actual revenue earned as compared to the estimated revenue used in our forecasts. Any changes in the estimated fair value of the contingent earn-out consideration, up to the total contractual amount, will be reflected in our results of operations in future periods as they are identified. Changes in the fair value of the contingent earn-out consideration may materially impact and cause volatility in our future operating results. Changes in our estimates for the contingent earn-out consideration are discussed in Note 5 to our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
We believe that strong author relationships, assembled creative talent agreements and the loyal readers of Eagle publications, as well as our ability to market and promote these products through our existing media platform, provides future economic benefits to us. We have recorded goodwill of $2.3 million representing the excess value of these future economic benefits.
On May 22, 2014, we completed the acquisition of radio station WOCN-AM, Miami, Florida and the related transmitter site for $2.5 million in cash. The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations reflect the operating results of this entity as of the closing date. We will begin programming the station upon implementation of our format changes. We recorded goodwill of $12,000 associated with the excess value of this entity attributable to the existing tower site, the related transmitter site and the audience reach obtained.
On May 6, 2014, we completed the acquisition of WRTH-FM (formerly WOLT-FM) in Greenville, South Carolina for $1.1 million in cash. We began operating this station under an LMA as of February 28, 2014. The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations reflect the operating results of this entity as of the LMA date. We recorded goodwill of $6,400 associated with the excess value of this entity attributable to the existing tower site and the audience reach obtained.
On April 14, 2014, we completed the acquisition of three FM translators for $0.4 million in cash. The FM translators will serve our Orlando, Florida, Tampa, Florida and Omaha, Nebraska markets.
On February 7, 2014, we completed the acquisition of radio stations KDIS-FM, Little Rock, Arkansas and KRDY-AM, San Antonio, Texas for $2.0 million in cash. We began operating these stations as of the closing date. KDIS-FM, Little Rock, Arkansas began programming on March 31, 2014, with revenue reflected as of this date in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. KRDY-AM, San Antonio, Texas began programming on June 1, 2014, with revenue reflected as of this date in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. We recorded goodwill of $18,000 associated with the excess value of these entities attributable to existing tower sites and the audience reach obtained.
Throughout the six months ending June 30, 2014, we have acquired domain names associated with our Internet segment for an aggregate amount of approximately $0.2 million.
A summary of our business acquisitions and asset purchases for the six months ended June 30, 2014, none of which were individually or in the aggregate material to our Condensed Consolidated financial position as of the respective date of acquisition, is as follows:
The results of operations of the acquisitions are included in our consolidated results of operations from their respective dates of acquisition date, LMA date, or launch of programming date as applicable. Under the acquisition method of accounting as specified in FASB ASC Topic 805 Business Combinations, the total acquisition consideration is allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values as of the date of the transaction.
Estimates of the fair value include discounted estimated cash flows to be generated by the assets and their expected useful lives based on historical experience, market trends and any synergies believed to be achieved from the acquisition. Acquisitions may include contingent consideration, the fair value of which is estimated as of the acquisition date as the present value of the expected contingent payments as determined using weighted probabilities of the payment amounts. We may retain a third-party appraiser to estimate the fair value of the acquired net assets as of the acquisition date. As part of the valuation and appraisal process, the third-party appraiser prepares a report assigning estimated fair values to the various asset categories in our financial statements. These fair value estimates are subjective in nature and require careful consideration and judgment. Management reviews the third party reports for reasonableness of the assigned values. We believe that these valuations and analysis provide appropriate estimates of the fair value for net assets acquired.
Property, plant and equipment are recorded at the estimated fair value and depreciated on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives. Finite-lived intangible assets are recorded at their estimated fair value and amortized on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives. Goodwill, which represents the organizational systems and procedures in place to ensure the effective operation of the entity, may also be recorded and tested for impairment. Costs associated with acquisitions, such as consulting and legal fees are expensed as incurred in corporate operating expenses.
The total acquisition consideration is equal to the sum of all cash payments, the fair value of any deferred payments and promissory notes and the present value of any contingent earn-out consideration. We estimate the fair value of contingent earn-out consideration using a probability-weighted discounted cash flow model. The fair value measurement is based on significant inputs that are not observable in the market and thus represent a Level 3 measurement as defined in Note 14 -Fair Value Measurements. The following table summarizes the total acquisition consideration for the six months ended June 30, 2014:
The total acquisition consideration was allocated to the net assets acquired as follows:
On May 29, 2014, we entered into an APA to acquire radio station KXXT-FM in Phoenix, Arizona for $0.6 million. We began operating the station under an LMA as of June 6, 2014. The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations reflect the operating results of this entity as of the LMA date. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the FCC and is expected to close during the year ending December 31, 2014.
Based on operating results that did not meet our expectations, we ceased operating Samaritan Fundraising in December 2011. As of December 31, 2011, all employees of this entity were terminated. As a result of our decision to close operations, there have been no material cash flows associated with this entity and we have no ongoing or further involvement in the operations of this entity. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and Statements of Operations for all prior periods presented were reclassified to reflect the operating results and net assets of this entity as a discontinued operation.
The following table sets forth the components of the loss from discontinued operations: