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CINEMARK HOLDINGS, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 02/27/2015
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In thousands, except share and per share data


The table below summarizes the Company’s intangible assets and the amortization method used for each type of intangible asset:


Intangible Asset


Amortization Method





Vendor contracts

   Straight-line method over the terms of the underlying contracts. The remaining terms of the underlying contracts range from one to six years.

Favorable/unfavorable leases

   Based on the pattern in which the economic benefits are realized over the terms of the lease agreements. The remaining terms of the lease agreements range from one to twenty-one years.

Other intangible assets

   Straight-line method over the terms of the underlying agreement or the expected useful life of the intangible asset. The remaining useful lives of these intangible assets range from one to twelve years.

Deferred Charges and Other Assets — Deferred charges and other assets consist of debt issue costs, long-term prepaid rents, construction related deposits, equipment to be placed in service, and other assets of a long-term nature. Debt issue costs are amortized using the straight-line method (which approximates the effective interest method) over the primary financing terms of the related debt agreement. Long-term prepaid rents represent prepayments of rent on operating leases. These payments are recognized as facility lease expense over the period for which the rent was paid in advance as outlined in the lease agreements. The amortization periods generally range from one to ten years.

Lease Accounting — The Company evaluates each lease for classification as either a capital lease or an operating lease. If substantially all of the benefits and risks of ownership have been transferred to the Company as lessee, the Company records the lease as a capital lease at its inception. The Company performs this evaluation at the inception of the lease and when a modification is made to a lease. If the lease agreement calls for a scheduled rent increase during the lease term, the Company recognizes the lease expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The Company determines the straight-line rent expense impact of an operating lease upon inception of the lease. The landlord is typically responsible for constructing a theatre using guidelines and specifications agreed to by the Company and assumes substantially all of the risk of construction. If the Company concludes that it has substantially all of the construction period risks, it records a construction asset and related liability for the amount of total project costs incurred during the construction period. At the end of the construction period, the Company determines if the transaction qualifies for sale-leaseback accounting treatment in regards to lease classification. If the Company receives a lease incentive payment from a landlord, the Company records the proceeds as a deferred lease incentive liability and amortizes the liability as a reduction in rent expense over the initial term of the respective lease.

Deferred Revenues — Advances collected on long-term screen advertising, concession and other contracts are recorded as deferred revenues. In accordance with the terms of the agreements, the advances collected on such contracts are recognized during the period in which the advances are earned, which may differ from the period in which the advances are collected. Revenues related to these advances are recognized on either a straight-line basis over the term of the contracts or as such revenues are earned in accordance with the terms of the contracts.

Self-Insurance Reserves — The Company is self-insured for general liability claims subject to an annual cap. For the years ended December 31, 2012, 2013 and 2014, claims were capped at $250, $250 and $100 per occurrence, respectively, with annual caps of approximately $2,650, $2,600 and $2,670, respectively. The