We also have a significant amount of tradename intangible assets. Tradename intangible
assets are tested for impairment at least annually during the fourth quarter or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying value may not be fully recoverable. We estimate the fair value of our tradenames by applying an
estimated market royalty rate that could be charged for the use of our tradename to forecasted future revenues, with an adjustment for the present value of such royalties. If the estimated fair value is less than the carrying value, the tradename
intangible asset is written down to its estimated fair value. Significant judgment is involved in estimating market royalty rates and long-term revenue forecasts. Managements estimates are based on historical and projected revenue performance
and industry trends. As of December 31, 2013, the estimated fair value of our tradename intangible assets exceeded their carrying values by at least 10%.
We recorded asset impairment charges of $7.0 million, $3.0 million and $3.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively. We cannot assure you that additional impairment
charges will not be required in the future, and such charges may have an adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations. See Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
and Notes 9 and 10 to the consolidated financial statements.
The impairment or insolvency of certain financial
institutions could adversely affect us.
We have exposure to different counterparties with regard to our interest rate
swap agreements. These transactions expose us to credit risk in the event of a default by one or more of our counterparties to such agreements. We also have exposure to financial institutions used as depositories of our corporate cash balances. If
our counterparties or financial institutions become impaired or insolvent, this could have an adverse impact on our results of operations or impair our ability to access our cash.
A credit market crisis may adversely affect our ability to raise capital and may materially impact our operations.
Severe dislocations and liquidity disruptions in the credit markets could materially impact our ability to obtain debt
financing on reasonable terms or at all. The inability to access debt financing on reasonable terms could materially impact our ability to make acquisitions or significantly expand our business in the future.
We may be subject to liability under environmental laws and regulations.
We own and operate a large number of theatres and other properties within the U.S. and internationally, which may be subject to various
foreign, federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment or human health. Such environmental laws and regulations include those that impose liability for the investigation and remediation of spills or
releases of hazardous materials. We may incur such liability, including for any currently or formerly owned, leased or operated property, or for any site, to which we may have disposed, or arranged for the disposal of, hazardous materials or wastes.
Certain of these laws and regulations may impose liability, including on a joint and several liability, which can result in a liable party being obliged to pay for greater than its share, regardless of fault or the legality of the original disposal.
Environmental conditions relating to our properties or operations could have an adverse effect on our business and results of operations and cash flows.
Our ability to pay dividends may be limited or otherwise restricted.
Our ability to pay dividends is limited by our status as a holding company and the terms of our senior notes indentures, our senior
subordinated notes indenture, and our amended senior secured credit facility, which restrict our ability to pay dividends and the ability of certain of our subsidiaries to pay dividends, directly or indirectly, to us. Under our debt instruments, we
may pay a cash dividend up to a specified amount, provided we have satisfied certain financial covenants in, and are not in default under, our debt instruments. The declaration of future dividends on our common stock, par value $0.001 per share, or
Common Stock, will be at the discretion of