Fresh Start Accounting (Tables)
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|Reconciliation of Reorganization Value||The following table reconciles the enterprise value to the estimated reorganization value as of the Effective Date (dollars in thousands):
|Schedule of Fresh-Start Adjustments||The adjustments set forth in the following consolidated balance sheet as of August 31, 2019 reflect the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Plan (reflected in the column "Reorganization Adjustments"), transactions recorded to complete the merger with Ascent Capital (reflected in the column "Ascent Capital Merger") as well as fair value adjustments as a result of the adoption of fresh start accounting (reflected in the column "Fresh Start Adjustments"). The explanatory notes highlight methods used to determine fair values or other amounts of the assets and liabilities as well as significant assumptions or inputs (dollars in thousands).
1. Reflects cash contributions and debt principal and interest payments from the implementation to the Plan as follows (dollars in thousands):
2. Represents payment of Predecessor DIP Facility accrued interest.
3. Represents the Current portion of long-term debt based on the repayment terms of the Successor Takeback Loan Facility.
4. Represents the net increase in Long-term debt as follows (dollars in thousands):
5. Liabilities subject to compromise immediately prior to the Effective Date consisted of the following (dollars in thousands):
Liabilities subject to compromise have been settled as follows in accordance with the Plan (dollars in thousands):
6. Pursuant to the Plan, all equity interests of the Predecessor that were issuable or issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Date were cancelled. The elimination of the carrying value of the cancelled equity interests was recorded as an offset to retained earnings (accumulated deficit).
7. Pursuant to the Plan, the Company issued new common stock through an equity rights offering to the Noteholders, the exchange of Ascent Capital common shares for Monitronics common shares pursuant to the Merger, the partial equitization of the Predecessor Term Loan and the cancellation of the outstanding Predecessor Senior Notes, to the extent each Noteholder elected not to receive cash. See Note 3, Emergence from Bankruptcy for further information regarding these transactions. As of the Effective Date, there were 22,500,000 common shares issued and outstanding that have a par value of $0.01 per share.
8. Adjustment made to Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) consisted of the following (dollars in thousands):
Ascent Capital Merger
9. Represents the transfer of the Ascent Capital final balances to Monitronics to complete the Merger.
Fresh Start Adjustments
10. Reflects the increase in net book value of property and equipment to the estimated fair value as of the Effective Date. The following table summarizes the components of Property and equipment, net as of August 31, 2019, and the fair value as of the Effective Date (dollars in thousands):
To estimate the fair value of property and equipment, the Company utilized an cost approach by applying the reproduction cost method. The Successor property and equipment will be depreciated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets.
11. Represents the fair value adjustment of the subscriber accounts. The fair value of the subscriber accounts was determined based on the excess earnings method, a derivation of the income approach, that considers cash flows to the subscriber accounts after accounting for a fair return to the other supporting assets of the business. The valuation of the subscriber accounts is based on the projected cash flows to be generated by the existing subscribers as of the Effective Date. The Successor subscriber accounts will be amortized using the 14-year 235% double-declining balance method. The amortization methods were selected to provide an approximate matching of the amortization of the subscriber accounts intangible asset to estimated future subscriber revenues based on the projected lives of individual subscriber contracts.
12. The Company recorded an adjustment to dealer network and other intangible assets as follows (dollars in thousands):
The fair values of dealer network and other intangible assets were determined as follows:
a. The fair value of the dealer network was determined based on the excess earnings method, a derivation of the income approach, that considers cash flows related to the dealer network after accounting for a fair return to the other supporting assets of the business. The valuation of the dealer network is based on the cash flow, net of purchase price, to be earned from subscribers purchased in the future from the current dealer network. The Successor dealer network will be amortized on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of six years.
b. The leasehold interest was valued using an income approach by applying the discount cash flow method based on the contractual lease rate and market lease rates. The Successor leasehold interest will be amortized on a straight-line basis over the remaining life of the lease.
13. The amount recognized for goodwill represents the amount of the reorganization value, after the fresh start accounting adjustments, left over after allocating to the fair value of acquired assets and liabilities.
14. Represents the elimination of the carrying value of dealer assets. The fair value adjustment of these assets is included in the valuation of the dealer network.
15. Represents the fair value adjustment of the bonus purchase price and revenue sharing liabilities based on estimated future cash payments.
16. Represents the fair value adjustment of deferred revenue to remove gross margin costs from the balance sheet.
17. Represents the fair value adjustment of the holdback liability based on estimated future cash payments.
18. Reflects the cumulative impact of the fresh start accounting adjustments discussed above on retained earnings (accumulated deficit) as follows (dollars in thousands):
Gain on restructuring and reorganization, net
Gain on restructuring and reorganization recognized as a result of the Chapter 11 Cases is presented separately in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss) as follows (dollars in thousands):
(a) Gain recognized primarily on Predecessor Senior Notes converted from debt to equity and Predecessor Senior Notes settled at a discount in accordance with the Plan.
(b) Revaluation of certain assets and liabilities upon the adoption of fresh start accounting.
(c) In accordance with the Plan, Noteholders that participated in the equity rights offering purchased Monitronics common stock at a discount.
(d) Legal, financial advisory and other professional costs directly associated with the restructuring and reorganization process.
Tabular disclosure of description and amounts of adjustments to historical balance sheet to arrive at fresh-start amounts following bankruptcy and reorganization with a different owner.
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