Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]
|Commitments and Contingencies
NOTE 15. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
The company enters into various agreements in the normal course of business that contain minimum guarantees. Minimum guarantees are typically tied to future events, such as future revenue earned in excess of the contractual level. Accordingly, the fair value of these arrangements is zero.
The company also records contingent
earn-outconsideration representing the estimated fair value of future liabilities associated with acquisitions that may have additional payments due upon the achievement of certain performance targets. The fair value of the contingent
earn-outconsideration is estimated as of the acquisition date as the present value of the expected contingent payments as determined using weighted probabilities of the expected payment amounts. We review the probabilities of possible future payments to estimate the fair value of any contingent
earn-outconsideration on a quarterly basis over the
earn-outperiod. Actual results are compared to the estimates and probabilities of achievement used in our forecasts. Should actual results of the acquired business increase or decrease as compared to our estimates and assumptions, the estimated fair value of the contingent
earn-outconsideration liability will increase or decrease, up to the contracted limit, as applicable. Changes in the estimated fair value of the contingent
earn-outconsideration are reflected in our results of operations in the period in which they are identified. Changes in the estimated fair value of the contingent
earn-outconsideration may materially impact and cause volatility in our operating results.
The company and its subsidiaries, incident to its business activities, are parties to a number of legal proceedings, lawsuits, arbitration and other claims. Such matters are subject to many uncertainties and outcomes that are not predictable with assurance. The company evaluates claims based on what we believe to be both probable and reasonably estimable. The company maintains insurance that may provide coverage for such matters. Consequently, the company is unable to ascertain the ultimate aggregate amount of monetary liability or the financial impact with respect to these matters. The company believes, at this time, that the final resolution of these matters, individually and in the aggregate, will not materially adversely affect the company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.