RLJ ENTERTAINMENT, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/09/2017
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RLJ Entertainment, Inc.


Notes To Consolidated Financial Statements



are not a significant portion of our revenues. Based on renewals through September 30, 2017, we have renewal revenue of approximately $0.5 million that would require adjustment.

Licenses of Symbolic Intellectual Property — Certain intellectual property, such as brands, tradenames and logos, is categorized in the new guidance as symbolic. Under the new guidance, a licensee’s ability to derive benefit from a license of symbolic intellectual property is assumed to depend on the licensor continuing to support or maintain the intellectual property throughout the license term. Accordingly, under the new guidance, revenue from licenses of symbolic intellectual property is generally recognized over the corresponding license term. Therefore, the new guidance will impact the timing of revenue recognition as compared to current guidance. Our revenues from the licensing of symbolic intellectual property is limited. As of September 30, 2017, we have one symbolic license for approximately $0.4 million that would require adjustment.

Cross Collateralization — Under the current guidance, customer advances for content that is cross collateralized must be deferred when received and later recognized as revenue as the customer recoups their advance. Under the new guidance, the customer advance is allocated to the cross collateralized content and recognized as revenue once the content has been delivered and the customer is free to exploit. Therefore, the new guidance will impact the timing of revenue recognition as compared to the current guidance. Very few of our licensing agreements contain cross collateralized content. As of September 30, 2017, we have less than $0.3 million of deferred revenue related to cross collateralized content. This balance will likely decrease during the fourth quarter of 2017 as the customers recoup their advances. Any remaining advance not yet recognized as revenue as of January 1, 2018, will give rise to an adjustment upon adoption of the new revenue standard.

Principles of Consolidation

The operations of ACL are subject to oversight by ACL’s Board of Directors. The investment in ACL is accounted for using the equity method of accounting given the voting control of the Board of Directors by the minority shareholder. We have included our share of ACL’s operating results as a separate line item in our consolidated financial statements.

Our consolidated financial statements include the accounts of all majority-owned subsidiary companies, except for ACL. We carry our investment in ACL as a separate asset on our consolidated balance sheet at cost adjusted for our share of the equity in undistributed earnings. Except for dividends and changes in ownership interest, we report changes in equity in undistributed earnings of ACL as “Equity earnings of affiliate” in our consolidated statements of operations. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated.

Earnings (Loss) per Common Share

Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed using the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share are computed using the combination of dilutive common share equivalents and the weighted-average shares outstanding during the period. For the periods reporting a net loss, diluted loss per share is equivalent to basic loss per share, as inclusion of common share equivalents would be anti-dilutive.


At September 30, 2017, our cash balance was $6.6 million. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, we recognized a net loss of $9.9 million and we used $9.5 million of cash for operating activities. At September 30, 2017, we had $51.6 million of term debt outstanding (see Note 7, Debt). We continue to experience liquidity constraints as we have several competing demands on our available cash and cash that may be generated from operations. We continue to have significant past-due vendor payables. These past-due payables are largely a result of significant past-due vendor payables acquired in 2012 when purchasing Image. As we work to catch up on the acquired past-due payables, we have fallen behind on other payables. We continue to work with our vendors to make payment arrangements that are agreeable with them and that give us flexibility in terms of when payments will be made. Additionally, we must maintain a certain level of expenditures for marketing to support subscriber growth and for the acquisition of new content that allows us to generate revenues and margins sufficient to meet our obligations.


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