Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Recent Transactions

Recent Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
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Recent Transactions
During the year ended December 31, 2020, we completed or entered into the following transactions:
Debt Transactions
On April 7, 2020, we amended the Asset Based Loan Facility to increase the advance rate on eligible accounts receivable from 85% to 90% and to extend the maturity date from May 19, 2022 to March 1, 2024. The April 7, 2020 amendment allows for an alternative benchmark rate that may include SOFR due to LIBOR being scheduled to be discontinued at the end of calendar year 2021.
We completed repurchases of $3.5 million of the 6.75% Senior Secured Notes (“Notes”) for $3.4 million in cash, recognizing a net gain of $49,000 after adjusting for
bond issuance costs as detailed in Note 12 – Long-Term Debt.
Equity Transactions
Distributions of $0.7 million ($0.025 per share) were declared and paid in March 2020 based upon our Board of Directors’ (“Board”) then current assessment of our business as
detailed in Note 19 – Equity Transactions.
On September 15, 2020, we acquired the Hyper Pixels Media website and related assets for $1.1 million in cash. We paid $0.4 million in cash upon closing with deferred payments of $0.4 million due January 31, 2021 and $0.3 million due September 15, 2021. We recorded goodwill of approximately $0.1 million associated with the expected synergies to be realized upon combining the operations of into our digital media platform within Salem Web Network (“SWN”) and from brand loyalty from its existing subscriber base that is not a separately identifiable intangible asset. The accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations reflects the operating results of this entity as of the closing date within our digital media segment.
A summary of our business acquisitions and asset purchases during the year ended December 31, 2020, 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 Cost
(Dollars in
September 15, 2020
   Hyper Pixels (business 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 a 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.
The following table summarizes the total acquisition consideration for the year ended December 31, 2020:
Total Consideration
(Dollars in thousands)
Cash payments made upon closing
Deferred payments
Closing costs accrued for business acquisitions
Total purchase price consideration
The fair value of the net assets acquired was allocated as follows:
Net Digital Media
Assets Acquired
Property and equipment
   $ 866  
Customer lists and contracts
Domain and brand names
Contract liabilities
   $ (21
On April 6, 2020, we sold radio station
and an FM translator construction permit in Orlando, Florida, for $0.2 million in cash. We recognized an estimated
loss of approximately $1.5 million during the three months ended December 31, 2019, which reflects the sale price as compared to the carrying value of the assets less the estimated closing costs.
Pending Transactions
On September 10, 2020, we entered an APA to sell radio station
and an FM translator in Miami, Florida, for $3.5 million in cash. We will exit the Miami market upon the close of this transaction. We entered a Local Marketing Agreement (“LMA”) under which the buyer will begin programming the station in November 2020. We recognized an estimated
loss of $1.4 million during the three-month period ended September 30, 2020, which reflects the sale price as compared to the carrying value of the assets sold, the estimated closing costs, and the
of the remaining Miami assets as a result of exiting this market.
This transaction is subject to the approval of the FCC and is expected to close in the first half of 2021.
On February 5, 2020, we entered 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.