CINEMARK HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
In thousands, except share and per share data
Company is also self-insured for medical claims up to $125 per occurrence. The Company is fully insured for workers compensation claims. As of December 31, 2013 and 2014, the Companys
insurance reserves were $7,376 and $7,675, respectively, and are reflected in accrued other current liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets.
Revenue and Expense Recognition Revenues are recognized when admissions and concession sales are received at the box office. Other revenues primarily consist of screen advertising. Screen
advertising revenues are recognized over the period that the related advertising is delivered on-screen or in-theatre. The Company records proceeds from the sale of gift cards and other advanced sale-type certificates in current liabilities and
recognizes admissions or concession revenue when a holder redeems the card or certificate. The Company recognizes unredeemed gift cards and other advanced sale-type certificates as revenue only after such a period of time indicates, based on
historical experience, the likelihood of redemption is remote, and based on applicable laws and regulations. In evaluating the likelihood of redemption, the Company considers the period outstanding, the level and frequency of activity, and the
period of inactivity. As of December 31, 2013 and 2014, the Companys liabilities for advanced sale-type certificates were approximately $55,024 and $63,129, respectively, and are reflected in accrued other current liabilities on the
consolidated balance sheets. The Company recognized unredeemed gift cards and other advanced sale-type certificates as revenues in the amount of $9,093, $10,684 and $12,233 during the years ended December 31, 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Film rental costs are accrued based on the applicable box office receipts and either mutually agreed upon firm terms or a
sliding scale formula, which are generally established prior to the opening of the film, or estimates of the final mutually agreed upon settlement, which occurs at the conclusion of the film run, subject to the film licensing arrangement. Under a
firm terms formula, the Company pays the distributor a mutually agreed upon percentage of box office receipts, which reflects either a mutually agreed upon aggregate rate for the life of the film or rates that decline over the term of the run. Under
a sliding scale formula, film rental is paid as a percentage of box office revenues using a pre-determined matrix based upon box office performance of the film. The settlement process allows for negotiation of film rental fees upon the conclusion of
the film run based upon how the film performs. Estimates are based on the expected success of a film. The success of a film can typically be determined a few weeks after a film is released when initial box office performance of the film is known.
Accordingly, final settlements typically approximate estimates since box office receipts are known at the time the estimate is made and the expected success of a film can typically be estimated early in the films run. If actual settlements are
different than those estimates, film rental costs are adjusted at that time.
Accounting for Share Based Awards
The Company measures the cost of employee services received in exchange for an equity award based on the fair value of the award on the date of the grant. The grant date fair value is estimated using a market observed price. Such costs are
recognized over the period during which an employee is required to provide service in exchange for the award (which is usually the vesting period). At the time of the grant, the Company also estimates the number of instruments that will ultimately
be forfeited. See Note 16 for discussion of the Companys share based awards and related compensation expense.
Taxes The Company uses an asset and liability approach to financial accounting and reporting for income taxes. Deferred income taxes are provided when tax laws and financial accounting standards differ with respect to the amount of income
for a year and the basis of assets and liabilities. A valuation allowance is recorded to reduce the carrying amount of deferred tax assets unless it is more likely than not that such assets will be realized. Income taxes are provided on unremitted
earnings from foreign subsidiaries unless such earnings are expected to be indefinitely reinvested. Income taxes have also been provided for potential tax assessments. The evaluation of an uncertain tax position is a two-step process. The first step
is recognition: The Company determines whether it is more likely than not that a tax position will be sustained upon examination, including