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Going Concern

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Going Concern
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Going Concern
Going Concern

The Company has substantial indebtedness, including $585,000,000 principal of senior notes at September 30, 2018, maturing on April 1, 2020 (the "Senior Notes"), and an existing credit facility with a term loan in principal of $1,078,000,000 as of September 30, 2018, maturing September 30, 2022, and a revolving credit facility with an outstanding balance of $159,100,000 as of September 30, 2018, maturing September 30, 2021 (the term loan and the revolver, together, the "Credit Facility"). The maturity date for each of the term loan and the revolving credit facility under the Credit Facility is subject to a springing maturity 181 days prior to the scheduled maturity date of the Senior Notes, or October 3, 2019, if we are unable to refinance the Senior Notes by that date. In addition, if we are unable to refinance the Senior Notes, or demonstrate the ability to meet our financial covenants for a period of twelve months after the issuance date, prior to the filing with the SEC of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, we may be subject to a going concern qualification in connection with our external audit report, which would be an event of default under the Credit Facility. At any time after the occurrence of an event of default under the Credit Facility, the lenders may, among other options, declare any amounts outstanding under the Credit Facility immediately due and payable and terminate any commitment to make further loans under the Credit Facility. These matters raise substantial doubt regarding the Company's ability to continue as a going concern within one year from the date these financial statements are issued.

The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. As a result, the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 2018 have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.

On September 24, 2018, Ascent Capital and Brinks Home Security entered into a Transaction Support Agreement (which was amended and restated pursuant to the Amended and Restated Transaction Support Agreement, entered into on October 30, 2018 (the "Amended and Restated Support Agreement")) with certain holders collectively owning or controlling not less than $380 million aggregate principal amount of the Senior Notes, representing approximately 65% of the Senior Notes (collectively, the "Consenting Noteholders"). The Amended and Restated Support Agreement incrementally included a group of lenders for the Credit Facility term loan holding over 50% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Credit Facility term loan (collectively, the "Credit Facility Lenders"). The Consenting Noteholders and Credit Facility Lenders have committed to support and fully participate in proposed agreed upon transactions that would result in the refinancing of the Senior Notes, if consummated. See Note 13, Subsequent Events, for further information. While management continues to negotiate refinancing terms with its debt holders, as of the issuance date of these financial statements, Brinks Home Security has not refinanced the Senior Notes and there can be no assurances that the negotiations management is pursuing will result in the consummation of transactions that would refinance the Senior Notes.