Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Acquisitions and Dispositions

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Acquisitions and Dispositions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Acquisitions and Dispositions
5. ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS

Acquisition of Rave Theatres

On May 29, 2013, the Company acquired 32 theatres with 483 screens from Rave Real Property Holdco, LLC and certain of its subsidiaries, Rave Cinemas, LLC and RC Processing, LLC (collectively “Rave”) in an asset purchase for approximately $236,875 in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities (the “Rave Acquisition”). The acquisition resulted in an expansion of the Company’s domestic theatre base into one new state and seven new markets. The transaction was subject to antitrust approval by the Department of Justice or Federal Trade Commission. The Department of Justice required the Company to agree to divest of three of the newly-acquired theatres, which occurred during August 2013 (see discussion below). The Company incurred approximately $500 in transaction costs, which are reflected in general and administrative expenses on the consolidated statement of income for the year ended December 31, 2013.

The transaction was accounted for by applying the acquisition method. The following table represents the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date:

 

Theatre properties and equipment

   $ 102,977   

Tradename

     25,000   

Favorable leases

     17,587   

Goodwill

     186,418   

Unfavorable leases

     (30,718

Deferred revenue

     (6,634

Capital lease liabilities

     (61,651

Other assets, net of other liabilities

     3,896   
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 236,875   
  

 

 

 

The weighted average amortization period for the intangible assets acquired was approximately 14 years as of the acquisition date. The goodwill is fully deductible for tax purposes. The acquired theatres are reported in the Company’s U.S. Segment.

The following unaudited pro forma information summarizes our results of operations as if the Rave Acquisition had occurred as of January 1, 2011:

 

     Years Ended December 31,  
     2011      2012      2013  

Total revenues

   $ 2,492,419       $ 2,714,131       $ 2,777,458   

Income before income taxes

   $ 220,851       $ 326 958       $ 273,440   

 

Acquisition of Other U.S. Theatres

The Company acquired two additional theatres with 30 screens during April 2013 in two separate transactions for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $22,372 in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities. The transactions were accounted for by applying the acquisition method. The following table represents the aggregate fair values of identifiable assets acquired and the liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date:

 

Theatre properties and equipment

   $ 17,524   

Goodwill

     17,409   

Capital lease liability

     (12,173

Deferred revenue

     (388
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 22,372   
  

 

 

 

Acquisition of Argentina Theatres

During August 2011, the Company acquired ten theatres with 95 screens from Hoyts General Cinema South America, Inc. in a stock purchase for approximately $66,958 in cash. The acquisition resulted in an expansion of the Company’s international theatre base. The Company incurred approximately $200 in transaction costs, which are reflected in general and administrative expenses on the consolidated statement of income for the year ended December 31, 2011. The transaction was accounted for by applying the acquisition method.

The following table represents the fair value of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date:

 

Theatre properties and equipment

   $ 24,098   

Tradename

     10,032   

Favorable leases

     3,919   

Other intangible assets

     884   

Goodwill

     43,018   

Long-term debt

     (5,993

Deferred tax liability

     (7,240

Other liabilities, net of other assets

     (1,760
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 66,958   
  

 

 

 

The weighted average amortization period for the intangible assets acquired was approximately seven years as of the acquisition date. The acquisition is still being reviewed by the Argentina Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia (“CNDC”).

Disposition of Mexico Subsidiaries

During February 2013, the Company entered into a stock purchase agreement with Grupo Cinemex, S.A. De C.V. pursuant to which the Company would sell its Mexican subsidiaries, which consisted of 31 theatres and 290 screens. The transaction was subject to approval by the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (the “Competition Commission”). During August 2013, the Competition Commission voted three to two to block the transaction and the Company filed an appeal for the Competition Commission to reconsider the sale. During November 2013, the Competition Committee approved the sale and the transaction closed on November 15, 2013. The sales price, which was paid in Mexican pesos, was approximately $126,167, based on the exchange rate at November 15, 2013. The Company recorded a pre-tax gain of approximately $3,521 on the sale.

Disposition of Recently Acquired Rave Theatres

In conjunction with the Rave Acquisition, the Company was required to divest of three theatres pursuant to a Hold Separate Agreement with the Department of Justice. On July 17, 2013, the Company entered into a definitive agreement to sell these three theatres to Carmike Cinemas, Inc. The transaction was approved by the Department of Justice and closed on August 16, 2013.