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Basis of Presentation

Basis of Presentation
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Basis of Presentation
Basis of Presentation
Monitronics International, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, "Monitronics" or the "Company", doing business as Brinks Home SecurityTM) are wholly owned subsidiaries of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. ("Ascent Capital").  Monitronics provides residential customers and commercial client accounts with monitored home and business security systems, as well as interactive and home automation services, in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  Monitronics customers are obtained through our direct-to-consumer sales channel (the "Direct to Consumer Channel") or our exclusive authorized dealer network (the "Dealer Channel"), which provides product and installation services, as well as support to customers. Our Direct to Consumer Channel offers both Do-It-Yourself and professional installation security solutions. As described in note 2, Bankruptcy, on June 30, 2019 (the "Petition Date"), Monitronics and certain of its domestic subsidiaries (collectively, the "Debtors"), filed voluntary petitions for relief (collectively, the "Petitions" and, the cases commenced thereby, the "Chapter 11 Cases") under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code") in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"). The Debtors' Chapter 11 Cases are being jointly administered under the caption In re Monitronics International, Inc., et al., Case No. 19-33650. The Debtors will continue to operate their businesses as "debtors-in-possession" under the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and orders of the Bankruptcy Court.

The unaudited interim financial information of the Company has been prepared in accordance with Article 10 of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the "SEC") Regulation S-X. Accordingly, it does not include all of the information required by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") for complete financial statements. The Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2019, and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, include Monitronics and all of its direct and indirect subsidiaries. The accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited but, in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) necessary for a fair presentation of the results for such periods. The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Monitronics Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenue and expenses for each reporting period.  The significant estimates made in preparation of the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements primarily relate to valuation of subscriber accounts and valuation of deferred tax assets. These estimates are based on management’s best estimates and judgment. Management evaluates its estimates and assumptions on an ongoing basis using historical experience and other factors and adjusts them when facts and circumstances change. As the effects of future events cannot be determined with any certainty, actual results could differ from the estimates upon which the carrying values were based.

Restructuring Support Agreement

On May 20, 2019, Monitronics entered into a Restructuring Support Agreement (the "RSA") with (i) holders of in excess of 66 2/3% in dollar amount of its 9.125% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "Senior Notes"), (ii) holders of in excess of 66 2/3% in dollar amount of term loans under that certain Credit Facility, dated as of March 23, 2012 (as amended, the "Credit Facility"), and (iii) Ascent, to support the restructuring of the capital structure of the Debtors on the terms set forth in the term sheet annexed to the RSA (the "Restructuring Term Sheet"). Under the terms of the RSA, up to approximately $685,000,000 of debt will be converted to equity, including up to approximately $585,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Senior Notes and $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s term loan under the Credit Facility. The Company expects to also receive $200,000,000 in cash from a combination of an equity rights offering to the Company's noteholders and up to $23,000,000 of a deemed contribution of cash on hand through a merger with Ascent Capital (as discussed below). This cash will be used to, among other things, repay remaining term loan debt.

In accordance with the RSA, if, among other things, Ascent Capital receives approval from its stockholders and has a cash amount of greater than $20,000,000, net of all of its liabilities (as determined in good faith by Ascent Capital, Monitronics and certain of its noteholders) concurrently with the emergence of Monitronics from bankruptcy, Ascent Capital will merge with and into Monitronics, with Monitronics as the surviving company (the "Merger"). At the time of the Merger, all assets of Ascent Capital shall become assets of a "Reorganized" Monitronics and Ascent Capital stockholders will receive up to 5.82% of the outstanding shares of Reorganized Monitronics, depending on the final amount of cash Ascent Capital contributes, which is capped at $23,000,000. If the Merger is not completed for any reason as noted in the RSA, then the restructuring of Monitronics will be completed without the participation of Ascent Capital and Ascent Capital's equity interests in Monitronics will be cancelled without Ascent Capital recovering any property or value on account of such equity interests. Furthermore, Ascent Capital will be obligated to make a cash contribution to Monitronics in the amount of $3,500,000 upon Monitronics' emergence from bankruptcy if the Merger is not consummated.