Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Form: 10-Q, Received: 08/09/2017 06:06:25)



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 



 

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934



 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2017



or





 

 

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934



 

For the transition period from __________________ to ______________________.

 

Commission File Number 001-37656

 

SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 



 

 

Delaware

 

47-4452789

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

organization)

 

 

 

601 West 26 th Street, 9 th Floor
New York, New York 100 01

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(646) 564-2577

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer

 

Non-accelerated filer (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)   Smaller reporting company Emerging growth company



If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No

 

As of July 28, 2017, the registrant had   63,107,392 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding.

 

 


 

 

 





 

SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

 



 

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

 

PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

29 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

34 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

34 

 

 

 

 

PART II OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

35 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

36 

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

36 

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

36 





 

 

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Forward-Looking Statements

 

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q (this “Quarterly Report”), including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). We use words such as “future,” “seek,” “could,” “can,” “predict,” “believe,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “estimate,” “potential,” “project” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include, among others, those concerning our expected financial performance and strategic and operational plans, as well as all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events.  You are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that a number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the following: (i) risks and uncertainties discussed in the reports that the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”); (ii) general economic, market or business conditions; (iii) the Company’s ability to identify suitable targets for acquisitions and to obtain financing for such acquisitions on commercially reasonable terms; (iv) the Company’s ability to timely achieve the anticipated results of recent acquisitions and any potential future acquisitions; (v) the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquisitions into its ongoing business; (vi) the potential impact of the consummation of recent acquisitions or any potential future acquisitions on the Company’s relationships, including with employees, licensees, customers and competitors; (vii) the Company’s ability to achieve and/or manage growth and to meet target metrics associated with such growth; (viii) the Company’s ability to successfully attract new brands and to identify suitable licensees for its existing and newly acquired brands; (ix) the Company’s substantial level of indebtedness, including the possibility that such indebtedness and related restrictive covenants may adversely affect the Company’s future cash flows, results of operations and financial condition and decrease its operating flexibility; (x) the Company’s ability to achieve its guidance; (xi) continued market acceptance of the Company’s brands; (xii) changes in the Company’s competitive position or competitive actions by other companies; (xiii) licensees’ ability to fulfill their financial obligations to the Company; (xiv) concentrations of the Company’s licensing revenues with a limited number of licensees and retail partners; and (xv) other circumstances beyond the Company’s control.

 

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and are based on current expectation and assumptions.  You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statement.  We are not under any obligation, and we expressly disclaim any obligation, to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.  If we do update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to such or other forward-looking statements.



Where You Can Find Other Information

 

Our corporate website address is www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com .  The information contained on our website is not part of this Quarterly Report.  We file our annual, quarterly and current reports and other information with the SEC.  These reports, and any amendments to these reports, are made available on our website and can be viewed and downloaded free of charge as soon as reasonably practicable after such reports are filed with or furnished to the SEC.  The public may read and copy any materials filed with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room located at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20549.  The public may also obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330.  In addition, the SEC maintains an internet site that contains annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC, which is available at www.sec.gov .



Unless otherwise noted, references in this Quarterly Report to the “Sequential Brands Group,” “Company,” “our Company,” “we,” “us,” “our” or similar pronouns refer to Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries.  References to other companies may include their trademarks, which are the property of their respective owners.



 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial S tate ments

 

SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share and per share data)





 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

June 30,

 

 

December 31,



 

 

2017

 

 

2016



 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(Note 2)

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

19,734 

 

$

19,133 

Restricted cash

 

 

1,521 

 

 

1,521 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

49,231 

 

 

53,195 

Available-for-sale securities

 

 

 -

 

 

7,673 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

4,223 

 

 

4,366 

Total current assets

 

 

74,709 

 

 

85,888 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

6,579 

 

 

7,674 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

1,033,503 

 

 

1,030,212 

Goodwill

 

 

304,123 

 

 

307,744 

Other assets

 

 

3,328 

 

 

3,345 

Total assets

 

$

1,422,242 

 

$

1,434,863 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$

15,014 

 

$

18,915 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 

28,300 

 

 

28,300 

Current portion of deferred revenue

 

 

7,933 

 

 

10,374 

Total current liabilities

 

 

51,247 

 

 

57,589 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

 

604,559 

 

 

616,735 

Long-term deferred revenue, net of current portion

 

 

12,083 

 

 

13,909 

Deferred tax liability

 

 

203,967 

 

 

200,357 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

8,098 

 

 

8,705 

Total liabilities

 

 

879,954 

 

 

897,295 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock Series A, $0.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none issued and
outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

Common stock, $0.01 par value; 150,000,000 shares authorized; 63,492,719 and 62,602,041
shares issued at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively, and 63,107,392 and
62,504,355 shares outstanding at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively

 

 

633 

 

 

624 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

507,555 

 

 

502,564 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(555)

 

 

(144)

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(38,301)

 

 

(39,651)

Treasury stock, at cost; 385,327 and 97,686 shares at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016,
respectively

 

 

(1,702)

 

 

(638)

Total Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries stockholders’ equity

 

 

467,630 

 

 

462,755 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

74,658 

 

 

74,813 

Total equity

 

 

542,288 

 

 

537,568 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

1,422,242 

 

$

1,434,863 







See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,



 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenue

 

$

42,144 

 

$

34,154 

 

$

81,544 

 

$

68,162 

Operating expenses

 

 

17,900 

 

 

20,920 

 

 

41,308 

 

 

42,897 

Income from operations

 

 

24,244 

 

 

13,234 

 

 

40,236 

 

 

25,265 

Other expense (income)

 

 

1,801 

 

 

 -

 

 

1,767 

 

 

(93)

Interest expense, net

 

 

14,877 

 

 

10,599 

 

 

29,363 

 

 

21,289 

Income before income taxes

 

 

7,566 

 

 

2,635 

 

 

9,106 

 

 

4,069 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

3,115 

 

 

1,019 

 

 

3,700 

 

 

1,418 

Net income

 

 

4,451 

 

 

1,616 

 

 

5,406 

 

 

2,651 

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(1,921)

 

 

(1,681)

 

 

(4,056)

 

 

(3,792)

Net income (loss) attributable to Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

 

$

2,530 

 

$

(65)

 

$

1,350 

 

$

(1,141)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share attributable to Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.04 

 

$

(0.00)

 

$

0.02 

 

$

(0.02)

Diluted

 

$

0.04 

 

$

(0.00)

 

$

0.02 

 

$

(0.02)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

62,925,565 

 

 

62,062,714 

 

 

62,693,925 

 

 

61,636,291 

Diluted

 

 

62,980,508 

 

 

62,062,714 

 

 

62,911,394 

 

 

61,636,291 











 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

(in thousands, except share data)

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Preferred
Stock

 

Common
Stock

 

 

Additional Paid-in

 

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive

 

 

Accumulated

 

Treasury
Stock

 

 

Total Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries Stockholders'

 

 

Noncontrolling

 

 

Total



 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

Loss

 

 

Deficit

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Equity

 

 

Interests

 

 

Equity

Balance at January 1, 2017

 

 -

 

$

 -

 

62,602,041 

 

$

624 

 

$

502,564 

 

$

(144)

 

$

(39,651)

 

(97,686)

 

$

(638)

 

$

462,755 

 

$

74,813 

 

$

537,568 

Stock-based compensation

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

890,678 

 

 

 

 

5,011 

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

5,020 

 

 

 -

 

 

5,020 

Stock registration costs

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(20)

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(20)

 

 

 -

 

 

(20)

Unrealized loss on interest rate cap

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(411)

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(411)

 

 

 -

 

 

(411)

Repurchase of common stock

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

(287,641)

 

 

(1,064)

 

 

(1,064)

 

 

 -

 

 

(1,064)

Noncontrolling interest distributions

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

(4,211)

 

 

(4,211)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

4,056 

 

 

4,056 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

1,350 

 

 -

 

 

 -

 

 

1,350 

 

 

 -

 

 

1,350 

Balance at June 30, 2017

 

 -

 

$

 -

 

63,492,719 

 

$

633 

 

$

507,555 

 

$

(555)

 

$

(38,301)

 

(385,327)

 

$

(1,702)

 

$

467,630 

 

$

74,658 

 

$

542,288 









 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in thousands)





   



 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Six Months Ended June 30,



 

2017

 

2016



 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows From Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

5,406 

 

$

2,651 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for bad debts

 

 

121 

 

 

275 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

2,415 

 

 

2,209 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

5,020 

 

 

3,493 

Amortization of deferred financing costs

 

 

1,974 

 

 

865 

Income from equity method investment

 

 

(31)

 

 

 -

Loss on disposal of fixed assets

 

 

 

 

501 

Realized loss on sale of available-for-sale securities

 

 

1,916 

 

 

 -

Deferred income taxes

 

 

3,610 

 

 

1,316 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

3,843 

 

 

7,413 

Prepaid expenses and other assets

 

 

(167)

 

 

515 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

(4,569)

 

 

(6,435)

Deferred revenue

 

 

(4,267)

 

 

(833)

Other liabilities

 

 

768 

 

 

(363)

Cash Provided By Operating Activities From Continuing Operations

 

 

16,041 

 

 

11,607 

Cash Used In Operating Activities From Discontinued Operations

 

 

 -

 

 

(8)

Cash Provided By Operating Activities

 

 

16,041 

 

 

11,599 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows From Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in intangible assets, including registration and renewal costs

 

 

(215)

 

 

(197)

Proceeds from sale of available-for-sale securities

 

 

5,757 

 

 

 -

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(239)

 

 

(1,301)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

 

 

 

45 

Changes in restricted cash

 

 

 -

 

 

(990)

Cash Provided By (Used In) Investing Activities

 

 

5,305 

 

 

(2,443)



 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows From Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock registration costs

 

 

(20)

 

 

 -

Payment of long-term debt

 

 

(14,150)

 

 

(9,000)

Guaranteed payments in connection with acquisitions

 

 

(1,300)

 

 

(900)

Repurchases of common stock

 

 

(1,064)

 

 

(501)

Noncontrolling interest distributions

 

 

(4,211)

 

 

(3,664)

Cash Used In Financing Activities

 

 

(20,745)

 

 

(14,065)



 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Increase (Decrease) In Cash

 

 

601 

 

 

(4,909)

Cash — Beginning of period

 

 

19,133 

 

 

41,560 

Cash — End of period

 

$

19,734 

 

$

36,651 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental Disclosures Of Cash Flow Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

$

27,281 

 

$

20,196 

Taxes

 

$

90 

 

$

81 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash Investing And Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued purchases of property and equipment at period end

 

$

593 

 

$

 -

Unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities during the period

 

$

 -

 

$

(58)

Unrealized loss on interest rate cap during the period

 

$

(411)

 

$

 -

 





 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 









 

 

 

1.

Organization and Nature of Operations

 

Overview

 

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (the “Company”) owns a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active and home categories.  The Company aims to maximize the strategic value of its brands by promoting, marketing and licensing its global brands through various distribution channels, including to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and in certain international territories.  The Company’s core strategy is to enhance and monetize the global reach of its existing brands, and to pursue additional strategic acquisitions to grow the scope of and diversify its portfolio of brands.  The Company licenses brands to both wholesale and direct-to-retail licensees.  In a wholesale license, a wholesale supplier is granted rights (typically on an exclusive basis) to a single or small group of related product categories for a particular brand for sale to multiple accounts within an approved channel of distribution and territory.  In a direct-to-retail license, a single retailer is granted the right (typically on an exclusive basis) to sell branded products in a broad range of product categories through its brick and mortar stores and e-commerce sites.  As of June 30, 2017 , the Company had more t han one-hundred fifty licensees , with wholesale licensees comprising a significant majority.







 

 

 

2.

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and pursuant to the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).  Certain information or footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC for interim financial reporting.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes necessary for a comprehensive presentation of financial position, results of operations or cash flows.  It is the Company’s opinion, however, that the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments, which are of a normal recurring nature, which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows for the periods presented.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as filed with the SEC on March 14, 2017, which contains the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, together with Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014.  The financial information as of December 31, 2016 is derived from the audited consolidated financial statements presented in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.  The interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2017 or for any future interim periods.



Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries.  All significant inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods.



Making estimates requires management to exercise significant judgment.  It is at least reasonably possible that the estimate of the effect of a condition, situation or set of circumstances that existed at the date of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, which management considered in formulating its estimate, could change in the near term due to one or more future confirming events.  Accordingly, the actual results could differ significantly from estimates.

 

 

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SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 



Revenue Recognition

 

  The Company has entered into various license agreements that provide revenues based on guaranteed minimum royalty payments and advertising/marketing fees with additional royalty revenues based on a percentage of defined sales.  Guaranteed minimum royalty payments and advertising/marketing revenue are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of each contract year, as defined in each license agreement.  Royalty payments exceeding the guaranteed minimum royalty payments are recognized as income during the period corresponding to the licensee’s sales.  Payments received as consideration for the grant of a license are recorded as deferred revenue at the time payment is received and recognized ratably as revenue over the term of the license agreement.  Advanced royalty payments are recorded as deferred revenue at the time payment is received and recognized as revenue when earned.  Revenue is not recognized unless collectability is reasonably assured.



If license agreements are terminated prior to the original licensing period, the Company recognizes revenue in the amount of any contractual termination fees, unless such amounts are deemed non-recoverable.

 

With respect to editorial content for books, the Company receives advance payments from the Company’s publishers and recognizes revenue when manuscripts are delivered to and accepted by the publishers.  Revenue is also earned from book publishing when sales on a unit basis exceed the advanced royalty.

 

Television sponsorship revenues are generally recorded ratably across the period when new episodes initially air.



Restricted Cash



Restricted cash consists of cash deposited with a financial institution required as collateral for the Company’s cash-collateralized letter of credit facilities.



Accounts Receivable

 

Accounts receivable are recorded net of allowances for doubtful accounts, based on the Company’s ongoing discussions with its licensees and other customers and its evaluation of their creditworthiness, payment history and account aging.  Accounts receivable balances deemed to be uncollectible are written off after all means of collection have been exhausted and the potential for recovery is considered remote.  The allowance for doubtful accounts was $ 0.3 million and $0.2 million as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 .



The Company’s accounts receivable, net amounted to $49.2 million and $53.2 million as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.  Three licensees accounted for approximately 49%  ( 21% ,   14% and 14% ) of the Company’s total consolidated accounts receivable balance as of June 30, 2017 and four licensees accounted for approximately 49%  ( 14% ,   13% ,   12% and 10% ) of the Company’s total consolidated accounts receivable balance as of December 31, 2016.  The Company does not believe the accounts receivable balance from these licensees represents a significant collection risk based on past collection experience.



Investments

 

The Company had marketable securities that were classified as available-for-sale securities under ASC 320,  Investments – Debt and Equity Securities .  Such available-for-sale securities are reported at fair value in the condensed consolidated balance sheets and, at the time of purchase, were reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows as an investing activity.  The Company reviews its available-for-sale securities at each reporting period to determine whether a decline in fair value is other-than-temporary.  Any decline in fair value that is determined to be other-than-temporary would result in an adjustment for an impairment charge in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.  The primary factors the Company considers in its determination are (i) the length of time that the fair value of the available-for-sale security is below the Company’s carrying value, (ii) the financial condition and operating performance of the available-for-sale security, (iii) the reason for decline in fair value and (iv) the Company’s intent and ability to hold the investment in available-for-sale security for a period of time sufficient to allow for a recovery in fair value.  Realized gains and losses from the sale of available-for-sale securities, if any, are determined on a specific-identification basis.    

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 

The unrealized gains and losses on the available-for-sale securities held by the Company as of December 31, 2016 is set forth below.







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2016



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Unrealized



 

 

Historical Cost

 

 

Cost Basis (1)

 

 

Estimated Fair Value

 

 

Gains

 

Losses



 

 

(in thousands)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available-for-sale securities

 

$

12,048 

 

$

7,673 

 

$

7,673 

 

$

 -

$

 -

  (1)  The cost basis is historical cost less other-than-temporary impairment.



During the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company sold its available-for-sale securities for $5.8 million.  The book cost basis of the available-for-sale securities was $7.7 million, which was determined using the specific identification method.  The sale resulted in a net realized loss of $1.9 million, which is recorded in other expense ( income ) in the unaudited condensed consolidated statement s of operations.  Included in the $1.9 million is $1.5 million that was reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss during the three months ended June 30, 2017.

 

Equity Method Investment



For investments in entities over which the Company exercises significant influence but which do not meet the requirements for consolidation, the Company uses the equity method of accounting.  On July 1, 2016, the Company acquired a 49.9% noncontrolling interest in Gaiam Pty. Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Gaiam Brand Holdco, LLC, which is included in other assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.  The Company’s share of earnings from its equity method investee, which was not material for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, is included in other expense ( income ) in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.



The Company evaluates its equity method investment for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts of such investment may not be recoverable.  The difference between the carrying value of the equity method investment and its estimated fair value is recognized as an impairment charge when the loss in value is deemed other-than-temporary.



Goodwill and Intangible Assets

 

Goodwill is tested for impairment at the reporting unit level (operating segment or one level below an operating segment) on an annual basis and between annual tests if an event occurs or circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying value.  In evaluating goodwill for impairment, the Company first assesses qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount.  Qualitative factors considered include, for example, macroeconomic and industry conditions, overall financial performance, and other relevant entity-specific events.  If the Company bypasses the qualitative assessment, or concludes that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying value, it then performs a quantitative goodwill impairment test to identify potential goodwill impairment and measure the amount of goodwill impairment to be recognized, if any.



The quantitative goodwill impairment test compare s the estimated fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying value.  The Company has determined that it has a single reporting unit and considers its market capitalization (calculated as total common shares outstanding multiplied by the common equity price per share, as adjusted for a control premium factor) to represent its estimated fair value.  If the estimated fair value of the reporting unit exceeds its carrying amount, no further analysis is needed.  If, however, the estimated fair value of the reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, the Company will recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value.



 

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SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 

Intangible assets represent trademarks, customer agreements and patents related to the Company’s brands and a favorable lease.  Finite-lived intangible assets are amortized on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of the assets.  Indefinite-lived intangible assets are not amortized, but instead are subject to impairment evaluation.  The carrying value of intangible assets and other finite-lived assets is reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.  Indefinite-lived intangible assets are tested for impairment on an annual basis and between annual tests if an event occurs or circumstances change that indicate that the carrying amount of the indefinite-lived intangible asset may not be recoverable.  When conducting its impairment assessment, the Company initially performs a qualitative evaluation of whether it is more likely than not that the asset is impaired.  If it is determined by a qualitative evaluation that it is more likely than not that the asset is impaired, the Company then tests the asset for recoverability.  Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of the asset to its future undiscounted net cash flows.  If the carrying amount of such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds the recoverability of the assets.  Assets to be disposed of are reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell.



Treasury Stock



Treasury stock is recorded at cost as a reduction of equity in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.  



Stock-Based Compensation



Compensation cost for restricted stock is measured using the quoted market price of the Company’s common stock at the date the common stock is granted.  For restricted stock and restricted stock units, for which restrictions lapse with the passage of time (“time-based restricted stock”), compensation cost is recognized on a straight-line basis over the period between the issue date and the date that restrictions lapse.  Time-based restricted stock is included in total shares of common stock outstanding upon the lapse of applicable restrictions.  For restricted stock, for which restrictions are based on performance measures (“performance stock units” or “PSUs”), restrictions lapse when those performance measures have been deemed achieved.  Compensation cost for PSUs is recognized on a straight-line basis during the period from the date on which the likelihood of the PSUs being earned is deemed probable and (x) the end of the fiscal year during which such PSUs are expected to vest or (y) the date on which awards of such PSUs may be approved by the compensation committee of the Company’s board of directors (the “Compensation Committee”) on a discretionary basis, as applicable.  PSUs are included in total shares of common stock outstanding upon the lapse of applicable restrictions.  PSUs are included in total diluted shares of common stock outstanding when the performance measures have been deemed achieved but the PSUs have not yet been issued.



Fair value cost for stock options and warrants is calculated using the Black-Scholes valuation model and is expensed on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period of the grant.  The Company elected to early adopt the provisions of ASU 2016-09 “Simplifying the Accounting for Share-Based Payments” (“ASU 2016-09”) and reduces compensation cost for actual forfeitures as they occur.  Prior to the adoption to ASU 2016-09, the Company’s estimated forfeiture rate utilized in calculating compensation cost was zero percent based on the Company’s limited historical forfeiture experience.  



At each subsequent reporting period prior to the lapse of restrictions on warrants, time-based restricted stock and PSUs granted to non-employees, the Company remeasures the aggregate compensation cost of such grants using the Company’s fair value at the end of such reporting period and revises the straight-line recognition of compensation cost in line with such remeasured amount.



Leases



The Company leases certain properties for office and showroom.  Certain of the Company's lease agreements contain rent escalation clauses, free rent periods and tenant inducement payments.  Rent expense for noncancelable operating leases with scheduled rent increases is recognized on a straight-line basis over the expected lease term.  The difference between straight-line rent expense and the scheduled payment amounts is recorded as a deferred rent asset or liability.



Income Taxes

 

Current income taxes are based on the respective periods’ taxable income for federal, foreign and state income tax reporting purposes.  Deferred tax liabilities and assets are determined based on the difference between the financial statement and income tax bases of assets and liabilities, using statutory tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse.  In accordance with ASU No. 2015-17 “Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes,” all deferred income taxes are reported and classified as non-current.  A valuation allowance is required if, based on the weight of available evidence, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.



 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 

The Company applies the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) guidance on accounting for uncertainty in income taxes.  The guidance clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements in accordance with other authoritative GAAP and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement process for financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return.  The guidance also addresses derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition.  Interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions, if any, are recorded in income tax expense.  Tax years that remain open for assessment for federal and state tax purposes include the years ended December 31, 2013 through December 31, 2016.



Earnings Per Share

 

Basic earnings per share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period, excluding the effects of any potentially dilutive securities.  Diluted EPS gives effect to all potentially dilutive common shares outstanding during the reporting period, including stock options, PSUs and warrants, using the treasury stock method, and convertible debt, using the if-converted method.  Diluted EPS excludes all potentially dilutive shares of common stock if their effect is anti-dilutive.  The shares used to calculate basic and diluted EPS consist of the following:







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,



 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding

 

62,925,565 

 

62,062,714 

 

62,693,925 

 

61,636,291 

Acquisition hold back shares

 

 -

 

 -

 

 -

 

 -

Warrants

 

 -

 

 -

 

 -

 

 -

Stock options

 

 -

 

 -

 

 -

 

 -

Performance based restricted stock

 

 -

 

 -

 

131,253 

 

 -

Unvested restricted stock

 

54,943 

 

 -

 

86,216 

 

 -

Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding

 

62,980,508 

 

62,062,714 

 

62,911,394 

 

61,636,291 



 The computation of diluted EPS for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 excludes the common stock equivalents of the following potentially dilutive securities because their inclusion would be anti-dilutive:

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Three Months Ended June 30,

 

Six Months Ended June 30,



 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition hold back shares

 

 -

 

 -

 

 -

 

347,527 

Warrants

 

801,760 

 

349,493 

 

801,760 

 

344,410 

Stock options

 

84,000 

 

15,459 

 

84,000 

 

13,899 

Performance based restricted stock

 

 -

 

408,555 

 

 -

 

408,555 

Unvested restricted stock

 

519,489 

 

129,153 

 

419,489 

 

103,676 

Total

 

1,405,249 

 

902,660 

 

1,305,249 

 

1,218,067 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments which potentially expose the Company to credit risk consist primarily of cash, restricted cash, accounts receivable and available-for-sale securities.  Cash is held to meet working capital needs and future acquisitions.  Restricted cash is pledged as collateral for a comparable amount of irrevocable standby letters of credit for certain of the Company’s leased properties.  Substantially all of the Company’s cash, restricted cash and available-for-sale securities, prior to being sold, are deposited with high quality financial institutions.  At times, however, such cash, restricted cash and available-for-sale securities may be in deposit accounts that exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance limit.  The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts as of June 30, 2017.



Concentration of credit risk with respect to accounts receivable is minimal due to the collection history.  The Company performs periodic credit evaluations of its customers’ financial condition.  The allowance for doubtful accounts is based upon the expected collectability of all accounts receivable.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 



Customer Concentrations

 

The Company recorded net revenues of $42.1 million and $34.2 million during the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.  During the three months ended June 30, 2017, two licensees represented at least 10% of net revenue, accounting for 12% and 11% of the Company’s net revenue.  During the three months ended June 30, 2016, two licensees represented at least 10% of net revenue, accounting for 13% and 11% of the Company’s net revenue.



The Company recorded net revenues of $81.5 million and $68.2 million during the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.  During the six months ended June 30, 2017, two licensees represented at least 10% of net revenue, accounting for 12% and 11% of the Company’s net revenue.  During the six months ended June 30, 2016, two licensees represented at least 10% of net revenue, accounting for 12% and 11% of the Company’s net revenue.



Loss Contingencies

 

The Company recognizes contingent losses that are both probable and estimable.  In this context, probable means circumstances under which events are likely to occur.  The Company records legal costs pertaining to contingencies as incurred.



Contingent Consideration



The Company recognizes the acquisition-date fair value of contingent consideration as part of the consideration transferred in exchange for the acquiree or assets of the acquiree in a business combination.  The contingent consideration is classified as either a liability or equity in accordance with ASC 480-10, Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Both Liabilities and Equity .  If classified as a liability, the liability is remeasured to fair value at each subsequent reporting date until the contingency is settled.  Increases in fair value are recorded as losses, while decreases are recorded as gains.  If classified as equity, contingent consideration is not remeasured and subsequent settlement is accounted for within equity.



Noncontrolling Interest



Noncontrolling interest recorded for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 represents income allocations to Elan Polo International, Inc., a member of DVS Footwear International, LLC and With You, Inc., a member of With You LLC (the partnership between the Company and Jessica Simpson).  Noncontrolling interest recorded for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 represents income allocations to Elan Polo International, Inc., With You, Inc. and JALP, LLC (“JALP”), a member of FUL IP Holdings, LLC (“FUL IP”).



Reportable Segment

 

An operating segment, in part, is a component of an enterprise whose operating results are regularly reviewed by the chief operating decision maker (the “CODM”) to make decisions about resources to be allocated to the segment and assess its performance.  Operating segments may be aggregated only to a limited extent.  The Company’s CODM, the Chief Executive Officer, reviews financial information presented on a consolidated basis, accompanied by disaggregated information about revenues for purposes of making operating decisions and assessing financial performance.  Accordingly, the Company has determined that it has a single operating and reportable segment.  In addition, the Company has no foreign operations or any assets in foreign locations.  Nearly all of the Company’s operations consist of a single revenue stream, which is the licensing of its trademark portfolio, with an immaterial portion of revenues derived from television, book, café operations and certain commissions.



 





 

 

 

3.

Fair Value Measurement of Financial Instruments

 

ASC 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (“ASC 820-10”), defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in GAAP and provides for expanded disclosure about fair value measurements.  ASC 820-10 applies to all other accounting pronouncements that require or permit fair value measurements.



The Company determines or calculates the fair value of financial instruments using quoted market prices in active markets when such information is available or using appropriate present value or other valuation techniques, such as discounted cash flow analyses, incorporating available market discount rate information for similar types of instruments while estimating for non-performance and liquidity risk.  These techniques are significantly affected by the assumptions used, including the discount rate, credit spreads and estimates of future cash flows.



 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 

Assets and liabilities typically recorded at fair value on a non-recurring basis to which ASC 820-10 applies include:

 



 

 

 

non-financial assets and liabilities initially measured at fair value in an acquisition or business combination, and

 

long-lived assets measured at fair value due to an impairment assessment under ASC 360-10-15, Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets .



This topic defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date and establishes a three-level hierarchy, which encourages an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value.  ASC 820-10 requires that assets and liabilities recorded at fair value be classified and disclosed in one of the following three categories:





 

 

 

Level 1 - inputs utilize quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access.

 

Level 2 - inputs utilize other-than-quoted prices that are observable, either directly or indirectly.  Level 2 inputs include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, and inputs such as interest rates and yield curves that are observable at commonly quoted intervals.

 

Level 3 - inputs are unobservable and are typically based on the Company’s own assumptions, including situations where there is little, if any, market activity.  Both observable and unobservable inputs may be used to determine the fair value of positions that are classified within the Level 3 classification.



In certain cases, the inputs used to measure fair value may fall into different levels of the fair value hierarchy.  In such cases, the Company classifies such financial assets or liabilities based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety.  The Company’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment and considers factors specific to the asset or liability.

 

As of June 30 , 2017 and December 31, 2016 , there were no assets or liabilities that are required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis, except for available-for-sale securities, interest rate cap, contingent earn outs relating to the   Linens ‘N Things   brand (the “LNT Contingent Earn Out”) and Legacy Payments (as defined below) to Ms. Martha Stewart .     The following table sets forth the carrying value and the fair value of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities required t o be disclosed at June 30 , 2017 and December 31, 2016 :







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

Carrying Value

 

Fair Value

Financial Instrument

 

Level

 

6/30/2017

 

12/31/2016

 

6/30/2017

 

12/31/2016



 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Available-for-sale securities

 

 

1

 

$

-

 

$

7,673 

 

$

-

 

$

7,673 

Interest rate cap

 

 

2

 

$

1,246 

 

$

1,248 

 

$

691 

 

$

1,104 

2016 Term Loans

 

 

3

 

$

568,350 

 

$

582,500 

 

$

558,828 

 

$

551,324 

2016 Revolving Loan

 

 

3

 

$

80,500 

 

$

80,500 

 

$

80,156 

 

$

60,755 

LNT Contingent Earn Out

 

 

3

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

Legacy Payments

 

 

3

 

$

2,114 

 

$

1,995 

 

$

2,114 

 

$

1,995 



The carrying amounts of the Company’s cash ,   restricted cash, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate fair value due to their short-term maturities.



The Company records its available-for-sale securities on the condensed consolidate d balance sheets at fair value using Level 1 inputs at December 31, 2016 .  The fair value of the Company’s available-for-sale securities was based upon quoted market prices for identical assets in active markets.



During 2016, the Company entered into interest rate cap agreements related to its 1-month London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) rates related to the Company’s loan agreements (the “2016 Cap Agreements”) with certain financial institutions.  The 2016 Cap Agreements have a $500 million notional value, strike rate of 1.50% and mature on November 23, 2018 .  The Company recorded its interest rate caps on the condensed consolidated balance sheets at fair value using Level 2 inputs.   The valuation technique used to determine the fair value of the 2016 Cap Agreements approximated the net present value of future cash flows, taking into account current interest rates.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 



The Company’s risk management objective and strategy with respect to the 2016 Cap Agreements is to reduce its exposure to variability in expected future cash outflows (forecasted interest payments) attributable to change s in 1-month LIBOR rates, the designated benchmark interest rate being hedged, relating to a portion of its outstanding floating-rate debt.  The 2016 Cap Agreements protect the Company from increases in hedged cash flows on its floating-rate debt attributable to changes in 1-month LIBOR rates above the strike rate.  Should 1-month LIBOR rates exceed 1.50% on a rate reset date during the terms of the 2016 Cap Agreements, the financial institutions will pay the Company for an amount equivalent to the excess interest over the strike rate.  To the extent the hedging relationship is perfectly effective, changes in the fair value of the hedging instrument each period will be deferred in a ccumulated other comprehensive loss in the statement of changes in equity, and the upfront hedging instrument purchase price will be reclassified to i nterest expense, net in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations according to its caplet values.  If hedge ineffectiveness exists, a ccumulated other comprehensive loss will be adjusted to a balance that reflects the lesser of either the cumulative change in the fair value of the hedging or the cumulative change in the fair value of the hypothetically “perfect” derivative.  The amount of ineffectiveness, if any, recorded in earnings would be equal to the excess of the cumulative change in the fair value of the hedging instrument over the cumulative change in the fair value of the hypothetical derivative.



The components of the 2016 Cap Agreements as of June 30 , 2017 are as follows:







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Notional Value

 

Derivative Asset

 

Derivative Liability



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

(in thousands)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBOR based loans

$

500,000 

 

$

 -

 

$

555 



For purposes of this fair value disclosure, the Company based its fair value estimate for the 2016   Term L oans and 2016   Revolving Loan (each, as defined in Note 7 )   on its internal valuation whereby the Company applied the discounted cash flow method to its expected cash flow payments due under the l oan   agreements   based on interest rate s as of June 30 , 2017 and December 31, 2016 for debt with similar risk characteristics and maturities.  



On the date of the acquisition of Galaxy Brand Holdings, Inc. , no value was assi gned to the LNT Contingent Earn Out   based on the remote probability that the Linens ‘N Things brand will achieve the performance measurements.  At June 30 , 2017 and December 31 , 2016 , the LNT Contingent Earn O ut had no value.  The Company continues to evaluate these performance measurements at each reporting period and determines their fair values if/when the achievement of the performance measurements becomes probable.



In connection with the acquisition of M artha S tewart L iving O mnimedia (“MSLO”) , beginning with calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 2026, the Company will pay Ms. Stewart three and one-half percent ( 3.5% ) of Gross Licensing Revenues (as defined in Ms. Stewart’s employment agreement) for each such calendar year for the remainder of Ms. Stewart’s life (with a minimum of five ( 5 ) years of payments, to be made to Ms. Stewart’s estate if Ms. Stewart dies before December 31, 2030) (the “Legacy Payments”).  The Com pany recorded   $0.1 million of accretion during each of the three and six months ended June 30 , 2017 and 2016 related to the Legacy Payments a nd recorded the expense within i nterest expense , net in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operation s .    





 

4.

Acquisition



Acquisition of Gaiam Brand Holdco, LLC



On July 1, 2016 , the Company, together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, SBG-Gaiam Holdings LLC (formerly known as Stretch & Bend Holdings LLC), a Delaware limited liability company (“SBG-Gaiam” or the “Purchaser”) completed the acquisition pursuant to the terms of the Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “MIPA”) with GAIAM, Inc., a Colorado corporation (“Seller”) pursuant to which Purchaser agreed to acquire the branded consumer business of Seller for a total purchase price of $145.7 million in cash.  As part of the transaction, SBG-Gaiam acquired Seller’s yoga, fitness and wellness product business, which include the GAIAM and SPRI brands.  In tandem with the transaction, the Company signed long-term licensing agreements for the brands’ core categories, which became effective upon closing.



As part of the MIPA, the Company paid $1.9 million to Seller for severance related charges to employees of GAIAM, Inc.  Also as part of the MIPA, the Company acquired a 49.9% noncontrolling interest in Gaiam Pty. Ltd, which is recorded under the equity method of accounting.  The acquisition was accounted for under the acquisition method of accounting.  Accordingly, the acquired assets were recorded at their estimated fair values, and operating results for the   GAIAM and SPRI brands are included in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements from the effective date of the acquisition, July 1, 2016.



 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 

The Company made the following updates to the purchase price during the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 in connection with f i nalizing the valuation of the Gaiam Brand Holdco, LLC acquisition (in thousands):







 

 

 



 

 

 

Allocated to:

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

$

(3,621)

Trademarks

 

 

3,568 

Equity method investment

 

 

53 



 

$

--



 

 

 



The final allocation of the purchase price is summarized as follows (in thousands):







 

 

 

Purchase Price Allocation - Gaiam Brand Holdco, LLC

 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 

Total consideration paid

 

$

147,587 



 

 

 

Allocated to:

 

 

 

Trademarks

 

$

145,923 

Goodwill

 

 

1,084 

Equity method investment

 

 

757 

Customer agreements

 

 

23 

Accrued expenses

 

 

(200)



 

$

147,587 



 

 

 



The Company and Gaiam Brand Holdco, LLC elected to treat the acquisition as an asset acquisition under section 338(h)(10) of the United States Internal Revenue Service tax code.  As such, the Company is not required to record a deferred tax liability in connection with the acquisition.



Goodwill arising from the acquisition mainly consists of the synergies of an ongoing licensing and brand management business.  Trademarks have been determined by management to have an indefinite useful life and, accordingly, no amortization is recorded in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations.  Goodwill and trademarks are tested for impairment on an annual basis or sooner if an event occurs or circumstances change that indicate that the carrying amount of the goodwill or trademarks may not be recoverable.







 

 

 

5 .

Goodwill

   

The changes in goodwill are summarized as follows:







 

 

 

 

 

 



 

June 30,

 

December 31,



 

2017

 

2016



 

 

(in thousands)



 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at January 1

 

$

307,744 

 

$

314,288 

Adjustment for acquisition of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

 

 

 -

 

 

(11,249)

(Adjustment for) and acquisition of Gaiam Brand Holdco, LLC

 

 

(3,621)

 

 

4,705 

Ending balance

 

$

304,123 

 

$

307,744 



 

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SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

JUNE 30, 2017

(UNAUDITED)

 

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of net assets acquired under the acquisition method of accounting.  Goodwill is tested for impairment at the reporting unit level (operating segment or one level below an operating segment) on an annual basis and between annual tests if an event occurs or circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying value.  In evaluating goodwill for impairment, the Company first assesses qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount.  Qualitative factors considered include, for example, macroeconomic and industry conditions, overall financial performance and other relevant entity-specific events.  If the Company bypasses the qualitative assessment, or concludes that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying value, it then performs a quantitative goodwill impairment test to identify potential goodwill impairment and measure the amount of goodwill impairment to be recognized, if any.

 

The quantitative goodwill impairment test   compare s the estimated fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying value.  The Company has determined that it has a single reporting unit and considers its market capitalization (calculated as total common shares outstanding multiplied by the common equity price per share, as adjusted for a control premium factor) to represent its estimated fair value.  If the estimated fair value of the reporting unit exceeds its carrying amount, no further analysis is needed.  If, however, the estimated fair value of the reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, the Company will recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value.  No events or circumstances have been identified to indicate an impairment has occurred subsequent to the Company’s October 1, 2016 impairment testing.







 

 

 

6 .

Intangible Assets

 

Intangible assets are summarized as follows:

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2017

 

 

Useful Lives (Years)

 

 

Gross Carrying Amount

 

 

Accumulated Amortization

 

 

Net Carrying Amount



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Finite-lived intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks

 

 

15

 

$

4,994 

 

$

(1,724)

 

$

3,270 

Customer agreements

 

 

4

 

 

2,832 

 

 

(2,030)

 

 

802 

Favorable lease

 

 

2

 

 

537 

 

 

(537)

 

 

 -

Patents

 

 

10

 

 

665 

 

 

(264)

 

 

401 



 

 

 

 

$

9,028 

 

$

(4,555)

 

 

4,473 

Indefinite-lived intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,029,030 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

1,033,503 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2016

 

 

Useful Lives (Years)

 

 

Gross Carrying Amount

 

 

Accumulated Amortization

 

 

Net Carrying Amount



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

Finite-lived intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks

 

 

15

 

$

4,981 

 

$

(1,558)

 

$

3,423 

Customer agreements

 

 

4

 

 

2,832 

 

 

(1,738)

 

 

1,094 

Favorable lease

 

 

2

 

 

537 

 

 

(537)

 

 

 -

Patents

 

 

10

 

 

665 

 

 

(230)

 

 

435 



 

 

 

 

$

9,015 

 

$

(4,063)

 

 

4,952 

Indefinite-lived intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trademarks