Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Recent Transactions

Recent Transactions
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
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Recent Transactions
During the
period ended June 30, 2021, we completed or entered into the following transactions:
Debt Transactions
We received $11.2 million in aggregate principal amount of PPP loans through the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) during the first quarter of 2021 available to our radio stations and networks by location under the CAA. The PPP loans and accrued interest are forgivable provided that the proceeds are used for eligible purposes, including payroll, benefits, rent and utilities within the covered period of up to 24 weeks from funding of the loans. The amount of PPP loan and accrued interest that is forgiven can be reduced if we reduce payroll or eliminate positions during the covered period. We are using, and intend to continue to use, the PPP loan proceeds according to the terms and will file timely applications for forgiveness. The PPP loans accrue interest at 1% annually and mature in five years for any amount that is not forgiven. The PPP loans are reflected in long-term debt in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 470,
, until the loans are repaid or legally discharged.
During July 2021, the SBA forg
ve all but $20,000 of the PPP loans.
Shelf Registration Statement and
In April 2021, we filed a prospectus supplement to our shelf registration statement on Form
with the SEC covering the offering, issuance and sale of up to $15.0 million of the company’s Class A Common Stock pursuant to an
facility, with B. Riley Securities, Inc. acting as sales agent.
The operating results of our business acquisitions and asset purchases are included in our consolidated results of operations from their respective closing date or the date that we began operating them under an LMA or TBA.
On June 1, 2021, we acquired radio stations
in San Francisco, California for $0.6 million in cash. The radio stations were acquired in formats that we operate and resulted in $4,000 of goodwill attributable to the additional audience reach obtained and the expected synergies to be realized from combining the operations of these stations into our existing market cluster.
On April 28, 2021, we acquired the Centerline New Media domain and digital assets for $1.3 million in cash. The digital content library is operated within Salem Web Network’s church products division. We recognized goodwill of $24,000 attributable to the expected synergies to be realized when combining the operations of this entity into our existing operations.
On March 8, 2021, we acquired the Triple Threat Trader newsletter. We paid no cash at the time of closing and assumed deferred subscription liabilities of $0.1 million. As part of the purchase agreement, we may pay up to an additional $11,000 in contingent
consideration over the next two years based on the achievement of certain revenue benchmarks.
A summary of our business acquisitions and asset purchases during the
period ending June 30, 2021, none of which were individually or in the aggregate material to our consolidated financial position as of the respective date of acquisition, is as follows:
Acquisition Date
Total Consideration
(Dollars in thousands)
June 1, 2021
   KDIA-AM and KDYA-AM San Francisco, California (business acquisition)   
April 28, 2021
   Centerline New Media (business acquisition)   
March 8, 2021
   Triple Threat Trader (asset acquisition)   
Under the acquisition method of accounting as specified in FASB ASC Topic 805, “
Business Combinations
,” the total acquisition consideration of a business is allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values as of the date of the transaction. Transactions that do not meet the definition of a business in ASU
Business Combinations (Topic 805) Clarifying the Definition of a Business”
are recorded as asset purchases. Asset purchases are recognized based on their cost to acquire, including transaction costs. The cost to acquire an asset group is allocated to the individual assets acquired based on their relative fair value with no goodwill recognized.
Fair value estimates include the discounted cash flows expected to be generated by the assets over their expected useful lives based on historical experience, market trends and the impact of 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 an independent third-party appraiser to estimate the fair value of the net assets acquired as of the acquisition date. As part of this valuation and appraisal process, the third-party appraiser prepares a report assigning estimated fair values to the various assets acquired. 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 the net assets acquired as of the acquisition date.
The initial valuations for business acquisitions are subject to refinement during the measurement period, which may be up to one year from the acquisition date. During this measurement period, we may record adjustments to the net assets acquired based on additional information obtained for items that existed as of the acquisition date. Upon the conclusion of the measurement period, any adjustments are reflected in our Consolidated Statements of Operations. To date, we have not recorded adjustments to the estimated fair values used in our business acquisition consideration during or after the measurement period.
Property 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 business acquisitions, such as consulting and legal fees, are expensed as incurred. We recognized costs associated with acquisitions of $11,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2021, which are included in unallocated corporate expenses or broadcast operating expense based on the nature of the acquisition in the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Operations.
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 estimated contingent
consideration. We estimate the fair value of contingent
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 12, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures.
The total purchase price consideration for our business acquisitions and asset purchases the
period ending June 30, 2021, is as follows:
Total Consideration
(Dollars in thousands)
Cash payments made upon closing
Deferred payments
Present value of estimated fair value of contingent
Total purchase price consideration
The fair value of the net assets acquired was allocated as follows:
Net Broadcast
Assets Acquired
Net Digital
Assets Acquired
Net Assets
(Dollars in thousands)
     Property and equipment    $ 361      $ 1,080      $ 1,441  
     Broadcast licenses      235        —          235  
     Goodwill      4        24        28  
     Customer lists and contracts      —          314        314  
     Domain and brand names      —          22        22  
     Contract liabilities, short-term      —          (13      (13
The operating results of business and asset divestitures are excluded from our consolidated results of operations from their respective closing date or the date that a third-party began operating them under an LMA or TBA.
On May 25, 2021, we sold Singing News Magazine and Singing News Radio for $0.1 million in cash. In addition to the assets sold, the buyer assumed deferred subscription liabilities of $0.4 million resulting in a
gain on the sale of $0.5 million.
On March 18, 2021, we sold radio station
and an FM translator in Miami, Florida for $3.5 million. We collected $3.2 million in cash upon closing and received a promissory note for $0.3 million due one year from the closing date. The buyer began operating the station under a Local Marketing Agreement (“LMA”) in November 2020. We recognized an estimated
loss of $1.4 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, the date we entered the Asset Purchase Agreement (“APA”) with the buyer, which reflected the sale price as compared to the carrying value of the assets to be sold, estimated closing costs, and the
of the remaining Miami assets as a result of exiting this market. We adjusted the
loss by $0.4 million to $1.8 million upon closing based on the actual closing costs incurred and a reconciliation of total station assets to the assets included in the sale.
Pending Transactions
On June 2, 2021, we entered into an APA to acquire radio station
in Seattle, Washington for $0.5 million. We paid $0.1 million in cash into an escrow account and we began operating the station under an LMA on June 7, 2021.
On April 10, 2021, we entered into an agreement to sell approximately 34 acres of land in Lewisville, Texas, currently being used as the transmitter site for company owned radio station
for $12.1 million in cash. We will retain enough of the property in the southwest corner of the site to operate the transmitter. The transaction closed on July 23, 2021.
On February 5, 2020, we entered into an APA with Word Broadcasting to sell radio stations
in Louisville, Kentucky for $4.0 million with credits applied from amounts previously paid, including a portion of the monthly fees paid under a Time Brokerage Agreement (“TBA”). Due to changes in debt markets, the transaction was not funded, and it is uncertain when, or if, the transaction will close. Word Broadcasting continues to program the stations under a TBA that began in January 2017.