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CINEMARK HOLDINGS, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 02/23/2018
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The Company adopted ASC 606 as of January 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective method. The new standard will therefore be applied to all contracts not completed as of January 1, 2018.  While the Company does not believe the adoption of ASC 606 will have a material impact to its results of operations or cash flows, it does expect ASC 606 to have an impact on the classification of certain revenues and related expenses, as summarized below.  Quantitative amounts included below are estimates of the expected effects of the Company’s adoption of ASC 606 and represent management’s best estimates of the impact of adopting ASC 606 at the time of the preparation of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.  The actual impact of ASC 606 is subject to change from these estimates, pending the completion of the Company’s assessment during the first quarter of 2018.  


The Company believes its Exhibitor’s Services Agreement (“ESA”) with National CineMedia, LLC (“NCM”) includes a significant financing component due to the length of time necessary to fulfill the performance obligations under the ESA as compared to the timing of receipt of the advanced payment. Similarly, the Company believes its Common Unit Adjustment (“CUA”) Agreement with NCM includes a significant financing component due to the receipt of common units in advance of the fulfillment of the performance obligations. As a result, the Company expects other revenues, specifically screen advertising revenues, will increase with a similar offsetting increase in noncash interest expense, but will not have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations.


In addition to recording the impact of significant financing components associated with its NCM ESA and CUA agreement, the Company has determined that based on how the performance obligations are fulfilled under these agreements, the related deferred revenues will be amortized on a straight-line basis under ASC 606 versus the units of revenue method followed prior to adoption of ASC 606. As a result of the change in amortization method, the Company expects to record a cumulative effect of accounting change adjustment of no more than $55,000 in retained earnings effective January 1, 2018, with an offsetting decrease in deferred revenue - NCM.  


The Company currently records online surcharges net of service fees as amounts have been immaterial. The Company has determined that it is the principal in the arrangement, and therefore, in accordance with ASC 606 guidance, the Company will recognize online surcharges in revenues on a gross basis and record all related service fees as an operating expense. As a result of this change, the Company’s other revenues and utilities and other costs will increase on a prospective basis, but will not have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations.  


The Company currently has a domestic loyalty program that awards points to its members upon completion of various purchases and other transactions. Under ASC 606, the Company will have to defer a portion of the proceeds received from each purchase as a liability to provide future goods and services (or rewards in exchange for points) to program members. The Company expects this will result in slight reductions in admissions and concessions revenues with an offsetting increase in other long-term liabilities, but will not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.  

The timing of revenue recognition for other revenue streams, including revenues for unredeemed gift cards and other advanced sales-type certificates, will also be impacted by the adoption of ASC 606, but we do not expect such changes to be material.

Other New Accounting Pronouncements

In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), (“ASU 2016-02”). The purpose of ASU 2016-02 is to provide financial statement users a better understanding of the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The adoption of ASU 2016-02 will result in the recognition of a right-of-use asset and a lease liability for most operating leases. New disclosure requirements include qualitative and quantitative information about the amounts recorded in the financial statements. ASU 2016-02 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. ASU 2016-02 requires a modified retrospective transition by means of a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the fiscal year in which the guidance is effective with the option to elect certain practical expedients. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2016-02 on its consolidated financial statements. The most significant impact of the amendments in ASU 2016-02 will be the recognition of new right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for assets currently subject to operating leases. The Company will adopt the amendments in ASU 2016-02 in the first quarter of 2019.