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10-Q
CINEMARK HOLDINGS, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/03/2017
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CINEMARK HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

In thousands, except share and per share data

 

AC JV, LLC

During December 2013, the Company, Regal, AMC (the “AC Founding Members”) and NCM entered into a series of agreements that resulted in the formation of AC JV, LLC (“AC”), a joint venture that owns “Fathom Events” (consisting of Fathom Events and Fathom Consumer Events) formerly operated by NCM.  The Fathom Events business focuses on the marketing and distribution of live and pre-recorded entertainment programming to various theatre operators to provide additional programs that augment their feature film schedule. The Fathom Consumer Events business includes live and pre-recorded concerts featuring contemporary music, opera and symphony, DVD product releases and marketing events, theatrical premieres, Broadway plays, live sporting events and other special events. The Company paid event fees to AC of $9,448 and $7,808 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, which are included in film rentals and advertising costs on the condensed consolidated statements of income.

AC was formed by the AC Founding Members and NCM. NCM, under a contribution agreement, contributed the assets associated with its Fathom Events division to AC in exchange for 97% ownership of the Class A Units of AC. Under a separate contribution agreement, the Founding Members each contributed cash of approximately $268 to AC in exchange for 1% of the Class A Units of AC. Subsequently,  NCM and the Founding Members entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement, under which NCM sold each of the Founding Members 31% of its Class A Units in AC, the aggregate value of which was determined to be $25,000, in exchange for a six-year promissory note.  Each of the Founding Members’ promissory notes were originally for $8,333, bear interest at 5% per annum and require annual principal and interest payments. The remaining outstanding balance of the note payable from the Company to NCM as of September 30, 2017 was $4,167.

Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition

Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (“DCDC”) is a joint venture among the Company, Universal, Warner Bros., AMC and Regal.  DCDC operates a satellite distribution network that distributes all digital content to U.S. theatres via satellite. The Company has an approximate 14.6% ownership in DCDC. The Company paid approximately $637 and $707 to DCDC during the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, related to content delivery services provided by DCDC.  These fees are included in film rentals and advertising costs on the condensed consolidated statements of income.

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Treasury Stock and Share Based Awards

Treasury Stock — Treasury stock represents shares of common stock repurchased or withheld by the Company and not yet retired. The Company has applied the cost method in recording its treasury shares.  Below is a summary of the Company’s treasury stock activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2017:

 

 

 

Number of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Cost

 

Balance at January 1, 2017

 

 

4,447,002

 

 

$

73,411

 

Restricted stock withholdings (1)

 

 

68,523

 

 

 

2,943

 

Restricted stock forfeitures

 

 

9,550

 

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2017

 

 

4,525,075

 

 

$

76,354

 

 

(1)

The Company withheld restricted shares as a result of the election by certain employees to satisfy their tax liabilities upon vesting in restricted stock and restricted stock units.  The Company determined the number of shares to be withheld based upon market values ranging from $33.36 to $44.44 per share.

As of September 30, 2017, the Company had no plans to retire any shares of treasury stock.

Restricted Stock – During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company granted 237,933 shares of restricted stock to directors and employees. The fair value of the restricted stock granted was determined based on the market value of the Company’s common stock on the dates of grant, which ranged from $38.65 to $42.37 per share. The Company assumed forfeiture rates that ranged from 0% to 10% for the restricted stock awards. The restricted stock granted to directors vests over a one year service period. The restricted stock granted to employees vests over a four year service period. The recipients of restricted stock are entitled to receive non-forfeitable dividends and to vote their respective shares, however, the sale and transfer of the restricted shares is prohibited during the restriction period.

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