|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2014
|LONG-LIVED ASSETS [Abstract]|
Property, Plant and Equipment
In the fourth quarter of 2012, an amphitheater in New York that is operated by the Company sustained substantial damage during Hurricane Sandy. During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company received a partial insurance recovery and recorded a gain of $3.1 million as a component of loss (gain) on disposal of operating assets in the Concerts segment representing the proceeds received in excess of the carrying value of this amphitheater asset.
Definite-lived Intangible Assets
The Company has definite-lived intangible assets which are amortized over the shorter of either the lives of the respective agreements or the period of time the assets are expected to contribute to the Company’s future cash flows. The amortization is recognized on either a straight-line or expected cash flows basis.
The following table presents the changes in the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization of definite-lived intangible assets for the three months ended March 31, 2014:
Included in the current year acquisitions amount above of $16.2 million are client/vendor relationships primarily associated with the March 2014 acquisition of an artist management business located in California.
The 2014 additions to definite-lived intangible assets from acquisitions have weighted-average lives as follows:
Amortization of definite-lived intangible assets for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 was $34.6 million and $38.2 million, respectively. In addition, amortization related to nonrecoupable ticketing contract advances for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 was $17.4 million and $13.6 million, respectively.
As acquisitions and dispositions occur in the future and the valuations of intangible assets for recent acquisitions are completed, amortization may vary. Therefore, the expense to date is not necessarily indicative of the expense expected for the full year.
The following table presents the changes in the carrying amount of goodwill in each of the Company’s reportable segments for the three months ended March 31, 2014:
Included in the current year acquisitions amount above of $19.8 million is goodwill primarily associated with the March 2014 acquisition of an artist management business located in California.
The Company is in the process of finalizing its acquisition accounting for recent acquisitions which could result in a change to the associated purchase price allocations, including goodwill and its allocation between segments.
Investments in nonconsolidated affiliates
The Company has investments in various affiliates which are not consolidated and are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. The Company records its investments in these entities in the balance sheet as investments in nonconsolidated affiliates reported as part of other long-term assets. The Company’s interest in these operations are recorded in the statement of operations as equity in earnings of nonconsolidated affiliates. The Company’s investment in Venta de Boletos por Computadora S.A. de C.V. (“VBC”), a 33% owned ticketing distribution services company in Mexico, was considered significant on an individual basis at December 31, 2013.
Summarized income statement information for VBC is as follows (at 100%):
The entire disclosure for long-lived assets, which may include long-lived physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale, goodwill and intangible assets.
No definition available.