Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Tables)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Tables)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Allowance for Credit Losses on Financing Receivables
A summary of activity in the allowance for doubtful accounts is as follows (amounts in thousands):
 
Balance
Beginning
 of Year
 
Charged
 to Expense
 
Write-Offs
and Other
 
Balance
 End of
 Year
2014
$
1,937

 
8,149

 
(7,966
)
 
2,120

2013
$
1,436

 
7,342

 
(6,841
)
 
1,937

2012
$
1,815

 
5,860

 
(6,239
)
 
1,436

Property, Plant and Equipment
Estimated useful lives by class of asset are as follows:
Leasehold improvements
 
15 years or lease term, if shorter
Machinery and equipment
 
5 - 7 years
Computer systems and software (included in Machinery and Equipment in note 5, Property and Equipment)
 
3 - 5 years
Property and equipment consist of the following (amounts in thousands):
 
As of December 31,
 
2014
 
2013
Property and equipment, net:
 

 
 

Land
$

 
172

Buildings and leasehold improvements
3,359

 
3,338

Machinery and equipment
44,175

 
38,565

 
47,534

 
42,075

Accumulated depreciation
(24,254
)
 
(17,514
)
 
$
23,280

 
24,561

Future Amortization Expense
Based on subscriber accounts held at December 31, 2014, estimated amortization of subscriber accounts in the succeeding five fiscal years ending December 31 is as follows (amounts in thousands):
2015
$
217,469

2016
$
182,768

2017
$
153,602

2018
$
129,063

2019
$
108,549