Liberty Media Corporation
Liberty Media Corp (Form: 10-Q, Received: 05/09/2017 16:25:18)

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2017

OR

 

 

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from                to                

Commission File Number 001-35707

LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

State of Delaware

 

37-1699499

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

12300 Liberty Boulevard
Englewood, Colorado

 

80112

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (720) 875-5400

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒    No ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☒    No ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company,  or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large accelerated filer ☒

 

Accelerated filer ☐

 

Non-accelerated filer ☐
(do not check if smaller
reporting company)

 

Smaller reporting company ☐

 

Emerging growth company ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. Yes ☐    No ☒

The number of outstanding shares of Liberty Media Corporation's common stock as of April 30, 2017 was:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A

 

Series B

 

Series C

 

Liberty SiriusXM common stock

 

102,507,107

 

9,870,856

 

223,303,130

 

Liberty Braves common stock

 

10,238,291

 

986,791

 

38,241,742

 

Liberty Formula One common stock

 

25,612,508

 

2,466,778

 

173,916,106

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)  

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Operations (unaudited)  

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Comprehensive Earnings (Loss) (unaudited)  

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Cash Flows (unaudited)  

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION Condensed Consolidated Statement of Equity (unaudited)  

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)  

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

I-41

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

I-58

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

I-59

 

 

 

Part II - Other Information  

II-1

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

II-1

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

II-1

 

Item 6. Exhibits

II-2

 

 

 

SIGNATURES  

II-3

EXHIBIT INDEX  

II-4

 

 

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2017

    

December 31, 2016

 

 

amounts in millions

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,071

 

562

 

Trade and other receivables, net

 

280

 

240

 

Other current assets

 

357

 

227

 

Total current assets

 

1,708

 

1,029

 

Investments in available-for-sale securities and other cost investments (note 7)

 

582

 

1,309

 

Investments in affiliates, accounted for using the equity method (note 8)

 

1,101

 

1,117

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment, at cost

 

3,329

 

3,182

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

(863)

 

(830)

 

 

 

2,466

 

2,352

 

Intangible assets not subject to amortization (note 9):

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

18,313

 

14,345

 

FCC licenses

 

8,600

 

8,600

 

Other

 

1,073

 

1,073

 

 

 

27,986

 

24,018

 

Intangible assets subject to amortization, net (note 9)

 

6,467

 

1,072

 

Other assets

 

692

 

480

 

Total assets

$

41,002

 

31,377

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

971

 

985

 

Current portion of debt

 

48

 

 5

 

Deferred revenue

 

2,466

 

1,877

 

Other current liabilities

 

27

 

 5

 

Total current liabilities

 

3,512

 

2,872

 

Long-term debt, including $2,107 million and $1,546 million measured at fair value at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively (note 10)

 

13,306

 

8,013

 

Deferred income tax liabilities

 

2,646

 

2,025

 

Other liabilities

 

762

 

751

 

Total liabilities

 

20,226

 

13,661

 

 

 (Continued)

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Continued)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

March 31, 2017

    

December 31, 2016

 

 

 

amounts in millions,

 

 

 

except share amounts

 

Stockholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 50,000,000 shares; no shares issued

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

Series A Liberty SiriusXM common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 2,000,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 102,504,517 shares at March 31, 2017 and 102,390,088 shares at December 31, 2016  (note 2)

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

Series A Liberty Braves common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 200,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 10,238,161 shares at March 31, 2017 and 10,231,185 shares at December 31, 2016 (note 2)

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

Series A Liberty Formula One common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 500,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 25,608,045 shares at March 31, 2017 and 25,593,352 shares at December 31, 2016 (note 2)

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

Series B Liberty SiriusXM common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 75,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 9,870,856 shares at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 (note 2)

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

Series B Liberty Braves common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 7,500,000 shares; issued and outstanding 986,791 shares at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 (note 2)

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

Series B Liberty Formula One common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 18,750,000 shares; issued and outstanding 2,466,778 shares at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 (note 2)

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

Series C Liberty SiriusXM common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 2,000,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 223,273,754 shares at March 31, 2017 and 222,936,204 shares at December 31, 2016 (note 2)

 

 

 2

 

 2

 

Series C Liberty Braves common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 200,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 38,238,293 shares at March 31, 2017 and 38,215,276 shares at December 31, 2016  (note 2)

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

Series C Liberty Formula One common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 500,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 173,888,913 shares at March 31, 2017 and 55,737,179 shares at December 31, 2016 (note 2)

 

 

 2

 

 1

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

3,331

 

87

 

Accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss), net of taxes

 

 

(62)

 

(62)

 

Retained earnings

 

 

11,706

 

11,727

 

Total stockholders' equity

 

 

14,980

 

11,756

 

Noncontrolling interests in equity of subsidiaries

 

 

5,796

 

5,960

 

Total equity

 

 

20,776

 

17,716

 

Commitments and contingencies (note 11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

41,002

 

31,377

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Operations

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

    

2017

    

2016

 

 

 

amounts in millions,

 

 

 

except per share amounts

 

Revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subscriber revenue

 

$

1,078

 

1,009

 

Formula 1 revenue

 

 

96

 

 —

 

Other revenue

 

 

221

 

195

 

Total revenue

 

 

1,395

 

1,204

 

Operating costs and expenses, including stock based compensation (note 4):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of subscriber services (exclusive of depreciation shown separately below):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue share and royalties

 

 

277

 

252

 

Programming and content

 

 

96

 

85

 

Customer service and billing

 

 

97

 

97

 

Other

 

 

27

 

33

 

Cost of Formula 1 revenue

 

 

68

 

 —

 

Subscriber acquisition costs

 

 

127

 

132

 

Other operating expense

 

 

41

 

47

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

239

 

201

 

Legal settlement, net (note 11)

 

 

 —

 

(511)

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

164

 

87

 

 

 

 

1,136

 

423

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

259

 

781

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

(140)

 

(84)

 

Share of earnings (losses) of affiliates, net (note 8)

 

 

(4)

 

(12)

 

Realized and unrealized gains (losses) on financial instruments, net (note 6)

 

 

(12)

 

(8)

 

Other, net

 

 

17

 

 7

 

 

 

 

(139)

 

(97)

 

Earnings (loss) before income taxes

 

 

120

 

684

 

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

 

(76)

 

(257)

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

 

44

 

427

 

Less net earnings (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interests

 

 

65

 

63

 

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty stockholders

 

$

(21)

 

364

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty Media Corporation common stock

 

$

 —

 

364

 

Liberty SiriusXM common stock

 

 

124

 

 —

 

Liberty Braves common stock

 

 

(49)

 

 —

 

Liberty Formula One common stock

 

 

(96)

 

 —

 

 

 

$

(21)

 

364

 

(Continued)

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Operations (Continued)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2017

    

2016

 

Basic net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty stockholders per common share
(notes 2 and 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A, B and C Liberty Media Corporation common stock

 

$

NA

 

1.09

 

Series A, B and C Liberty SiriusXM common stock

 

 

0.37

 

NA

 

Series A, B and C Liberty Braves common stock

 

 

(1.00)

 

NA

 

Series A, B and C Liberty Formula One common stock

 

 

(0.55)

 

NA

 

Diluted net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty stockholders per common share
(notes 2 and 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A, B and C Liberty Media Corporation common stock

 

$

NA

 

1.08

 

Series A, B and C Liberty SiriusXM common stock

 

 

0.37

 

NA

 

Series A, B and C Liberty Braves common stock

 

 

(1.00)

 

NA

 

Series A, B and C Liberty Formula One common stock

 

 

(0.55)

 

NA

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Comprehensive Earnings (Loss)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

    

2017

    

2016

 

 

 

amounts in millions

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

$

44

 

427

 

Other comprehensive earnings (loss), net of taxes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

 —

 

 8

 

Unrealized holding gains (losses) arising during the period

 

 

(2)

 

 —

 

Share of other comprehensive earnings (loss) of equity affiliates

 

 

 2

 

 —

 

Comprehensive earnings (loss)

 

 

44

 

435

 

Less comprehensive earnings (loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interests

 

 

65

 

65

 

Comprehensive earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty stockholders

 

$

(21)

 

370

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty Media Corporation common stock

 

$

NA

 

370

 

Liberty SiriusXM common stock

 

 

124

 

NA

 

Liberty Braves common stock

 

 

(51)

 

NA

 

Liberty Formula One common stock

 

 

(94)

 

NA

 

 

 

$

(21)

 

370

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements Of Cash Flows

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

    

2017

    

2016

 

 

 

amounts in millions

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

44

 

427

 

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

164

 

87

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

44

 

34

 

Share of (earnings) loss of affiliates, net

 

 

 4

 

12

 

Realized and unrealized (gains) losses on financial instruments, net

 

 

12

 

 8

 

Noncash interest expense

 

 

 2

 

 2

 

Losses (gains) on dilution of investment in affiliate

 

 

(2)

 

 2

 

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

 

 

126

 

114

 

Other, net

 

 

 4

 

 1

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current and other assets

 

 

 8

 

(23)

 

Payables and other liabilities

 

 

(3)

 

223

 

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

 

 

403

 

887

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in and loans to cost and equity investees

 

 

(5)

 

(11)

 

Net cash paid for the acquisition of Formula 1

 

 

(1,647)

 

 —

 

Capital expended for property and equipment

 

 

(156)

 

(67)

 

Purchases of short term investments and other marketable securities

 

 

 —

 

(99)

 

Sales of short term investments and other marketable securities

 

 

 —

 

53

 

Other investing activities, net

 

 

11

 

(1)

 

Net cash provided (used) by investing activities

 

 

(1,797)

 

(125)

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings of debt

 

 

1,844

 

335

 

Repayments of debt

 

 

(1,154)

 

(111)

 

Proceeds from issuance of Series C Liberty Formula One common stock

 

 

1,550

 

 —

 

Subsidiary shares repurchased by subsidiary

 

 

(306)

 

(594)

 

Cash dividends paid by subsidiary

 

 

(15)

 

 —

 

Taxes paid in lieu of shares issued for stock-based compensation

 

 

(22)

 

(4)

 

Other financing activities, net

 

 

 5

 

13

 

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

 

 

1,902

 

(361)

 

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 1

 

 —

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

509

 

401

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

562

 

201

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

1,071

 

602

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statement Of Equity

(unaudited)

Three months ended March 31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders' equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

Accumulated

    

 

    

Noncontrolling

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

other

 

 

 

interest in

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred

 

Liberty Sirius XM

 

Liberty Braves

 

Liberty Formula One

 

Paid-in

 

comprehensive

 

Retained

 

equity of

 

Total

 

 

    

Stock

 

Series A

    

Series B

    

Series C

 

Series A

    

Series B

    

Series C

 

Series A

    

Series B

    

Series C

    

Capital

 

earnings (loss)

    

earnings

    

subsidiaries

    

equity

 

 

 

amounts in millions

 

Balance at January 1, 2017

 

$

 —

 

 1

 

 —

 

 2

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 1

 

87

 

(62)

 

11,727

 

5,960

 

17,716

 

Net earnings

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

(21)

 

65

 

44

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

25

 

 —

 

 —

 

 9

 

34

 

Withholding taxes on net share settlements of stock-based compensation

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

(22)

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

(22)

 

Issuance of stock upon exercise of stock options

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 5

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 5

 

Shares issued in private placement transaction

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

1,550

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

1,550

 

Shares issued as consideration in acquisition of Formula 1

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 1

 

1,616

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

1,617

 

Delta Topco Exchangeable Notes conversion option

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

145

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

145

 

Shares repurchased by subsidiary

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

(67)

 

 —

 

 —

 

(232)

 

(299)

 

Shares issued by subsidiary

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

(9)

 

 —

 

 —

 

 9

 

 —

 

Dividends paid by subsidiary

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

(15)

 

(15)

 

Other, net

 

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 1

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 1

 

Balance at March 31, 2017

 

$

 —

 

 1

 

 —

 

 2

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 —

 

 2

 

3,331

 

(62)

 

11,706

 

5,796

 

20,776

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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LIBERTY MEDIA CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(unaudited)

(1)    Basis of Presentation

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include all the accounts of Liberty Media Corporation and its controlled subsidiaries (formerly named Liberty Spinco, Inc.) ("Liberty" or the "Company" unless the context otherwise requires). All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

Liberty, through its ownership of interests in subsidiaries and other companies, is primarily engaged in the media, communications and entertainment industries globally. The significant subsidiaries include Sirius XM Holdings Inc. ("SIRIUS XM"), Delta Topco Limited (the parent company of Formula 1) (“Delta Topco”) and Braves Holdings, LLC ("Braves Holdings"). Our significant investment accounted for under the equity method is Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. ("Live Nation"). 

The accompanying (a) condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2016, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and (b) the interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X as promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the results for such periods have been included. The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. Additionally, certain prior period amounts have been reclassified for comparability with current period presentation. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in Liberty's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The Company considers (i) fair value measurement of non-financial instruments, (ii) accounting for income taxes, (iii) assessments of other-than-temporary declines in fair value of its investments and (iv) the determination of the useful life of SIRIUS XM’s broadcast/transmission system to be its most significant estimates .

Liberty holds investments that are accounted for using the equity method. Liberty does not control the decision making process or business management practices of these affiliates. Accordingly, Liberty relies on management of these affiliates to provide it with accurate financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP that the Company uses in the application of the equity method. In addition, Liberty relies on audit reports that are provided by the affiliates' independent auditors on the financial statements of such affiliates. The Company is not aware, however, of any errors in or possible misstatements of the financial information provided by its equity affiliates that would have a material effect on Liberty's condensed consolidated financial statements. 

Liberty has entered into certain agreements with Liberty Interactive Corporation (“Liberty Interactive”), Starz, Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (“TripCo”), Liberty Broadband Corporation (“Liberty Broadband”), CommerceHub, Inc. (“CommerceHub”) and Liberty Expedia Holdings (“Expedia Holdings”), all of which are separate publicly traded companies (other than Starz after its acquisition by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.), in order to govern relationships between the companies. None of these entities has any stock ownership, beneficial or otherwise, in any of the others (except that Liberty Interactive owns shares of Liberty Broadband’s Series C non-voting common stock). These agreements include Reorganization Agreements (in the case of Starz and Liberty Broadband only), Services Agreements, Facilities Sharing Agreements (excluding CommerceHub), a Lease Agreement (in the case of Starz only) and Tax Sharing Agreements (in the case of Starz and Liberty Broadband only).

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The Reorganization Agreements provide for, among other things, provisions governing the relationships between Liberty and each of Liberty Interactive, Starz and Liberty Broadband, respectively, including certain cross-indemnities. Pursuant to the Services Agreements, Liberty provides Liberty Interactive, Starz, TripCo, Liberty Broadband, CommerceHub and Expedia Holdings with general and administrative services including legal, tax, accounting, treasury and investor relations support. Liberty Interactive, Starz, TripCo, Liberty Broadband, CommerceHub and Expedia Holdings reimburse Liberty for direct, out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Liberty in providing these services and, in the case of Liberty Interactive and Starz, Liberty Interactive's and Starz's respective allocable portion of costs associated with any shared services or personnel based on an estimated percentage of time spent providing services to each respective company, while TripCo, Liberty Broadband, CommerceHub and Expedia Holdings pay an annual fee for the provision of these services. Under the Facilities Sharing Agreements, Liberty shares office space and related amenities at its corporate headquarters with Liberty Interactive, TripCo, Liberty Broadband and Expedia Holdings. Under these various agreements approximately $6 million and $5 million of these allocated expenses were reimbursed to Liberty during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 , respectively. Under the Lease Agreement, Starz leases its corporate headquarters from Liberty. The Lease Agreement with Starz for their corporate headquarters requires a payment of approximately $4 million annually, subject to certain increases based on the Consumer Price Index.

Seasonality

Formula 1 recognizes the majority of its revenue and expenses in connection with World Championship race events (“Events”) that take place in different countries around the world throughout the year. The Events generally take place between March and November each year. As a result, the revenue and expenses recognized by Formula 1 are generally lower during the first quarter as compared to the rest of the quarters throughout the year.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued new accounting guidance on revenue from contracts with customers.  The new guidance requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. This new guidance also requires additional disclosure about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts, including significant judgments and changes in judgments and assets recognized from costs incurred to obtain or fulfill a contract. In March 2016, the FASB issued additional guidance which clarifies principal versus agent considerations, and in April 2016, the FASB issued further guidance which clarifies the identification of performance obligations and the implementation guidance for licensing. The updated guidance will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in GAAP when it becomes effective and permits the use of either a full retrospective or modified retrospective transition method. This guidance is currently effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2017. We currently plan to adopt this guidance under the modified retrospective transition method. We have identified the Company’s various revenue streams and are currently working with our subsidiaries to evaluate the quantitative effects of the new guidance. We will continue to provide updates as to the progress of our evaluation in our quarterly reports during 2017.

In March 2016, the FASB issued new accounting guidance on share-based payment accounting. The areas for simplification in this update involve several aspects of the accounting for share-based payment transactions, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, forfeiture calculations, and classification on the statement of cash flows. We early adopted this new guidance in the third quarter of 2016. In accordance with the new guidance, excess tax benefits and tax deficiencies are recognized as income tax benefit or expense rather than as additional paid-in capital. The Company has elected to recognize forfeitures as they occur rather than continue to estimate expected forfeitures. In addition, pursuant to the new guidance, excess tax benefits are classified as an operating activity on the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. The recognition of excess tax benefits and deficiencies are applied prospectively. The presentation changes for excess tax benefits have been applied retrospectively in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations, resulting in the reclassification of $ 73 million of

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excess tax benefits for the three months ended March 31, 2016 from cash flows from financing activities to cash flows from operating activities.

In February 2016, the FASB issued new accounting guidance on lease accounting. This guidance requires a company to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities arising from operating leases in the statement of financial position. Additionally, the criteria for classifying a lease as a finance lease versus an operating lease are substantially the same as the previous guidance. The amendments in this update are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years, and early adoption is permitted. We plan to adopt this guidance on January 1, 2019. Companies are required to use a modified retrospective approach to adopt this guidance.  The Company is currently working with its consolidated subsidiaries to evaluate the impact of the adoption of this new guidance on our consolidated financial statements, including identifying the population of leases, evaluating technology solutions and collecting lease data.

In January 2016, the FASB issued new accounting guidance that is intended to improve the recognition and measurement of financial instruments. The new guidance requires equity investments with readily determinable fair values (except those accounted for under the equity method of accounting or those that result in consolidation) to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in net income and simplifies the impairment assessment of equity investments without readily determinable fair values by requiring a qualitative assessment to identify impairment. The new standard is effective for the Company for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company has not yet determined the effect of the standard on its ongoing financial reporting.

In October 2016, the FASB issued new accounting guidance on income tax accounting associated with intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory. This accounting update, which is part of the FASB's simplification initiative, is intended to reduce diversity in practice and the complexity of tax accounting, particularly for those transfers involving intellectual property. This new guidance requires an entity to recognize the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset other than inventory when the transfer occurs. The guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted. Upon adoption, an entity may apply the new guidance only on a modified retrospective basis through a cumulative-effect adjustment directly to retained earnings as of the beginning of the period of adoption. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting this new guidance on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In January 2017, the FASB issued new accounting guidance to simplify the measurement of goodwill impairment. Under the new guidance, an entity will no longer perform a hypothetical purchase price allocation to measure goodwill impairment. Instead, impairment will be measured using the difference between the carrying amount and the fair value of the reporting unit. The guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019, with early adoption permitted for goodwill impairment tests with measurement dates after January 1, 2017. The Company is currently evaluating the effect that the updated standard will have on its financial statements and related disclosures.

(2) Tracking Stocks

During November 2015, Liberty’s board of directors authorized management to pursue a recapitalization of the Company’s common stock into three new tracking stock groups, one to be designated as the Liberty Braves common stock, one to be designated as the Liberty Media common stock and one to be designated as the Liberty SiriusXM common stock (the “Recapitalization”), and to cause to be distributed subscription rights related to the Liberty Braves common stock following the creation of the new tracking stocks.

 

The Recapitalization was completed on April 15, 2016 and the newly issued shares commenced trading or quotation in the regular way on the Nasdaq Global Select Market or the OTC Markets, as applicable, on Monday, April 18, 2016.  In

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May 2016, the IRS completed its review of the Recapitalization and notified Liberty that it agreed with the nontaxable characterization of the transaction. The operating results prior to the Recapitalization are attributed to Liberty stockholders in the aggregate. However, the information in the following footnotes has been presented by tracking stock groups for all periods presented in order to enhance the information provided to users of these financial statements.

 

In the Recapitalization, each issued and outstanding share of Liberty’s existing common stock was reclassified and exchanged for (a) 1 share of the corresponding series of Liberty SiriusXM common stock, (b) 0.1 of a share of the corresponding series of Liberty Braves common stock and (c) 0.25 of a share of the corresponding series of Liberty Media common stock on April 15, 2016. Cash was paid in lieu of the issuance of any fractional shares.

 

Following the creation of the tracking stocks, Series A, Series B and Series C Liberty Braves common stock trade under the symbols BATRA/B/K respectively, Series A, Series B and Series C Liberty Media common stock traded under the symbols LMCA/B/K, respectively, and Series A, Series B and Series C Liberty SiriusXM common stock trade under the symbols LSXMA/B/K, respectively. Shortly following the Second Closing (as defined below) of the acquisition of Formula 1, the Liberty Media Group and Liberty Media common stock were renamed the Liberty Formula One Group (the “Formula One Group”) and the Liberty Formula One common stock, respectively, and the corresponding ticker symbols for the Series A, Series B and Series C Liberty Media common stock were changed to FWONA/B/K, respectively. Each series (Series A, Series B and Series C) of the Liberty SiriusXM common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Series A and Series C Liberty Braves common stock trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Stock Market and Series B Liberty Braves common stock is quoted on the OTC Markets. Series A and Series C Liberty Formula One common stock continue to trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and the Series B Liberty Formula One common stock continues to be quoted on the OTC Markets. Although the Second Closing, and the corresponding tracking stock name and the ticker symbol change, were not completed until January 23 and 24, 2017, respectively, historical information of the Liberty Media Group and Liberty Media common stock is referred to herein as the Formula One Group and Liberty Formula One common stock, respectively, for all periods presented.

 

In addition, following the creation of the new tracking stocks, Liberty distributed to holders of its Liberty Braves common stock subscription rights to acquire shares of Series C Liberty Braves common stock in order to raise capital to repay the Intergroup Note (as defined below) and for working capital purposes. The rights offering was fully subscribed on June 16, 2016 with 15,833,634 shares of Series C Liberty Braves common stock issued at a price per share of $12.80 to those rightsholders exercising basic and, if applicable, oversubscription privileges. Approximately $150 million of the proceeds from the rights offering were used to repay the outstanding balance on the Intergroup Note and accrued interest to Liberty. The remaining proceeds will be used for future development costs attributed to the Liberty Braves Group (the “Braves Group”). In September 2016, the IRS completed its review of the distribution of the Liberty Braves subscription rights and notified Liberty that it agreed with the nontaxable characterization of the distribution.

 

Additionally, as a result of the Recapitalization, the Convertible Notes (note 10) are convertible into cash based on the product of the conversion rate specified in the indenture and the basket of tracking stocks into which each outstanding share of Series A Liberty common stock has been reclassified (the “Securities Basket”). The Series A Liberty Braves common stock component of the Securities Basket was subsequently adjusted pursuant to anti-dilution adjustments arising out of the distribution of subscription rights to purchase shares of Series C Liberty Braves common stock made to all holders of Liberty Braves common stock. Furthermore, the Company entered into amended agreements with the counterparties with regard to adjustments related to the Recapitalization to the outstanding Series A common stock warrants as well as the outstanding cash convertible note hedges and purchased call options. See note 10 for a more detailed discussion of the amendments made to these financial instruments as a result of the Recapitalization.

 

A tracking stock is a type of common stock that the issuing company intends to reflect or "track" the economic performance of a particular business or "group," rather than the economic performance of the company as a whole. While the Liberty SiriusXM Group, Braves Group and Formula One Group have separate collections of businesses, assets and

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liabilities attributed to them, no group is a separate legal entity and therefore cannot own assets, issue securities or enter into legally binding agreements. Therefore, the Liberty SiriusXM Group, Braves Group and Formula One Group do not represent separate legal entities, but rather represent those businesses, assets and liabilities that have been attributed to each respective group. Holders of tracking stock have no direct claim to the group's stock or assets and therefore, do not own, by virtue of their ownership of a Liberty tracking stock, any equity or voting interest in a public company, such as SIRIUS XM or Live Nation, in which Liberty holds an interest and that is attributed to a Liberty tracking stock group, such as the Liberty SiriusXM Group or the Formula One Group.  Holders of tracking stock are also not represented by separate boards of directors. Instead, holders of tracking stock are stockholders of the parent corporation, with a single board of directors and subject to all of the risks and liabilities of the parent corporation.

 

The Liberty SiriusXM common stock is intended to track and reflect the separate economic performance of the businesses, assets and liabilities attributed to the Liberty SiriusXM Group. Liberty attributed to the Liberty SiriusXM Group its subsidiary SIRIUS XM, corporate cash, and its margin loan obligation incurred by a wholly-owned special purpose subsidiary of Liberty. As of March 31, 2017, the Liberty SiriusXM Group has cash and cash equivalents of approximately $330 million, which includes $230 million of subsidiary cash. On January 24, 2017, SIRIUS XM’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.01 per share of common stock to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 7, 2017. The dividend was paid in cash on February 28, 2017 in the amount of $47 million, of which Liberty received $32 million. On April 25, 2017, SIRIUS XM’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.01 per share of common stock payable on May 31, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 10, 2017.

 

The Liberty Braves common stock is intended to track and reflect the separate economic performance of the businesses, assets and liabilities attributed to the Braves Group. Liberty attributed to the Braves Group its subsidiary, Braves Holdings, LLC (“Braves Holdings”), which indirectly owns the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball Club (“ANLBC”) and certain assets and liabilities associated with ANLBC’s stadium and mixed use development project (the “Development Project”), corporate cash and all liabilities arising under a note from Braves Holdings to Liberty, with a total capacity of up to $165 million of borrowings by Braves Holdings (the “Intergroup Note”) relating to funds borrowed and used for investment in the Development Project. As previously discussed, $150 million was outstanding under the Intergroup Note that was repaid during June 2016 using proceeds from the subscription rights offering, and the Intergroup Note agreement was cancelled. The remaining proceeds of the subscription rights offering were attributed to the Braves Group. As of March 31, 2017, the Braves Group has cash and cash equivalents of approximately $115 million, which includes subsidiary cash.

The Liberty Formula One common stock is intended to track and reflect the separate economic performance of the businesses, assets and liabilities attributed to the Formula One Group. Liberty attributed to the Formula One Group all of the businesses, assets and liabilities of Liberty other than those specifically attributed to the Braves Group or the Liberty SiriusXM Group, including Liberty’s interests in Live Nation, minority equity investments in Time Warner, Inc. (“Time Warner”) and Viacom, Inc. (“Viacom”), the recovery received in connection with the Vivendi lawsuit, cash, Liberty’s 1.375% Cash Convertible Notes due 2023 and related financial instruments,  Liberty’s 2.25% Exchangeable Senior Debentures due 2046 and Liberty’s 1% Cash Convertible Notes due 2023.  Additionally, as discussed in more detail in note 3, on September 7, 2016 Liberty, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary Liberty GR Cayman Acquisition Company, entered into two definitive stock purchase agreements relating to the acquisition of Delta Topco, the parent company of Formula 1, a global motorsports business. The first purchase agreement was completed on September 7, 2016 and provided for the acquisition of slightly less than a 20% minority stake in Formula 1 on an undiluted basis. On October 27, 2016 under the terms of the first purchase agreement, Liberty acquired an additional incremental equity interest of Delta Topco, maintaining Liberty’s investment in Delta Topco on an undiluted basis and increasing slightly to 19.1% on a fully diluted basis. Liberty’s interest in Delta Topco and by extension Formula 1 was attributed to the Formula One Group. Liberty acquired 100% of the fully diluted equity interests of Delta Topco, other than a nominal number of shares held by certain Formula 1 teams, in a closing under the second purchase agreement (and following the unwind of the first purchase

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agreement) on January 23, 2017 (the “Second Closing”). As of March 31, 2017, the Formula One Group has cash and cash equivalents of approximately $626 million, which includes $432 million of subsidiary cash.  

As part of the Recapitalization, the Formula One Group initially held a 20% intergroup interest in the Braves Group. As a result of the rights offering, the number of notional shares representing the intergroup interest held by the Formula One Group was adjusted to 9,084,940,  representing a 15.5% intergroup interest in the Braves Group at March 31, 2017. The intergroup interest is a quasi-equity interest which is not represented by outstanding shares of common stock; rather, the Formula One Group has an attributed value in the Braves Group which is generally stated in terms of a number of shares of Series C Liberty Braves common stock issuable to the Formula One Group with respect to its interest in the Braves Group. The intergroup interest may be settled, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, through the transfer of newly issued shares of Liberty Braves common stock, cash and/or other assets to the Formula One Group. Accordingly, the intergroup interest attributable to the Formula One Group is presented as an asset and the intergroup interest attributable to the Braves Group is presented as a liability in the attributed financial statements and the offsetting amounts between tracking stock groups are eliminated in consolidation. The intergroup interest will remain outstanding until the redemption of the outstanding interest, at the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors, through a  transfer of securities, cash and/or other assets from the Braves Group to the Formula One Group.

See Exhibit 99.1 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for unaudited attributed financial information for Liberty's tracking stock groups.

(3)  Formula 1 Transactions

 

On September 7, 2016 Liberty, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary Liberty GR Cayman Acquisition Company, entered into two definitive stock purchase agreements relating to the acquisition of Delta Topco, the parent company of Formula 1, a global motorsports business, from a consortium of sellers led by CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”). The first purchase agreement was completed on September 7, 2016 and provided for Liberty’s acquisition of slightly less than a 20% minority stake in Formula 1 on an undiluted basis for $746 million, funded entirely in cash (which is equal to $821 million in consideration less a $75 million discount to be repaid by Liberty to selling stockholders upon completion of the acquisition). On October 27, 2016, under the terms of the first purchase agreement, Liberty acquired an additional incremental equity interest of Delta Topco, maintaining Liberty’s investment in Delta Topco on an undiluted basis and increasing slightly to 19.1% on a fully diluted basis. On January 23, 2017, Liberty completed the acquisition of 100% of the fully diluted equity interests of Delta Topco, other than a nominal number of shares held by certain Formula 1 teams, in a closing under the second purchase agreement (and following the unwind of the first purchase agreement). Prior to the Second Closing, CVC continued to be the controlling shareholder of Formula 1, and Liberty did not have any voting interests or board representation in Formula 1. As a result, we concluded that we did not have significant influence over Formula 1, and therefore our initial investment in Formula 1 was accounted for as a cost investment until the completion of the Second Closing, at which time we began consolidating Formula 1.

The transaction price for the acquisition represented an enterprise value for Formula 1 of approximately $8.0 billion and an equity value of approximately $4.4 billion, calculated at the time of the first closing. The total consideration at the time of closing was $4.7 billion comprised of $3.05 billion of cash (including the investments made under the first purchase agreement during 2016) and approximately $1.6 billion represented by approximately 56 million newly issued shares of Series C Liberty Formula One common stock.

In connection with the transaction, Liberty entered into a $500 million margin loan on November 8, 2016, secured by shares of Live Nation and Viacom public equity securities held by Liberty (the ‘‘Live Nation Margin Loan’’). No amounts were drawn on the Live Nation Margin Loan at December 31, 2016. Liberty drew approximately $350 million to

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use for the purchase of Formula 1, on January 20, 2017, leaving $150 million available to be drawn. See note 10 for additional discussion regarding the Live Nation Margin Loan.

Concurrently with the Second Closing on January 23, 2017, the Company issued 62 million new shares of Series C Liberty Formula One common stock, which are subject to market co-ordination and lock-up agreements, to certain third party investors at a price per share of $25.00. As a result, the stock component of the consideration payable to the selling shareholders in the Formula 1 acquisition was decreased by 62 million shares, and the cash component of the consideration payable to the selling shareholders in the Formula 1 acquisition was increased by $1.55 billion.  

Also concurrently with the Second Closing, the Company used a portion of the net proceeds of its $450 million cash convertible senior notes offering, as discussed in note 10, to increase the cash consideration payable to the selling shareholders by approximately $400 million. The additional 19 million shares of Series C Liberty Formula One common stock that would otherwise have been issued to the selling shareholders based on the per share purchase price of $21.26 have been held in reserve by the Company for possible sale to Formula 1 teams.  To the extent such shares are not sold to Formula 1 teams within six months following the Second Closing, the shares will not be issued.  

In connection with the Second Closing, Delta Topco issued $351 million subordinated exchangeable notes, upon the conversion of certain outstanding Delta Topco loan notes, that bear interest at 2% per annum and mature in July 2019, exchangeable into cash or newly issued shares of Series C Liberty Formula One common stock (the “Delta Topco Exchangeable Notes”). See note 10 for additional discussion of this debt instrument.

The preliminary acquisition price allocation for Formula 1 is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Ownership interest held prior to the Second Closing

 

$

759

 

Controlling interest acquired

 

 

3,939

 

Total acquisition price

 

$

4,698

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

644

 

Receivables

 

 

136

 

Goodwill

 

 

3,968

 

Intangible assets subject to amortization

 

 

5,484

 

Other assets

 

 

131

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

(141)

 

Debt

 

 

(4,528)

 

Other liabilities assumed

 

 

(505)

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

(491)

 

 

 

$

4,698

 

 

Goodwill is calculated as the excess of the consideration transferred over the identifiable net assets acquired and represents the future economic benefits expected to arise from other intangible assets acquired that do not qualify for separate recognition, including assembled workforce, value associated with future customers, continued innovation and noncontractual relationships. Formula 1 amortizable intangible assets were comprised of an agreement with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (“FIA Agreement”) ($3.6 billion with a remaining useful life of approximately 35 years) and customer relationships of $1.9 billion with a weighted average remaining life of approximately 11.5 years. The FIA owns the World Championship and has granted Formula 1 the exclusive commercial rights to the World Championship until the end of 2110.  None of the acquired goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes.  As of March 31, 2017,

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the valuation related to the acquisition of a controlling interest in Formula 1 is not final, and the acquisition price allocation is preliminary and subject to revision. The primary areas of the acquisition price allocation that are not yet finalized are related to certain intangible assets, liabilities and tax balances.

Included in net earnings (loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2017 is a loss of approximately $167 million related to Formula 1’s operations since the date of acquisition, which includes amortization expense, net of income taxes, of approximately $38 million, primarily related to the amortization of the fair value step-up of amortizable intangible assets acquired.

The unaudited pro forma revenue and net earnings of Liberty, prepared utilizing the historical financial statements of Formula 1, giving effect to acquisition accounting related adjustments made at the time of acquisition, as if the acquisition of Formula 1 discussed above occurred on January 1, 2016, are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

 

 

amounts in millions

 

Revenue

 

$

1,396

 

1,301

 

Net earnings (loss)

 

$

(31)

 

216

 

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty shareholders

 

$

(96)

 

153

 

 

 

The pro forma results include adjustments primarily related to the amortization of acquired intangible assets. The pro forma information is not representative of the Company’s future results of operations nor does it reflect what the Company’s results of operations would have been if the acquisition of Formula 1 had occurred previously and the Company consolidated Formula 1 during the periods presented.

 

(4)    Stock-Based Compensation

Liberty grants, to certain of its directors, employees and employees of its subsidiaries, restricted stock, restricted stock units and stock options to purchase shares of its common stock (collectively, "Awards"). The Company measures the cost of employee services received in exchange for an equity classified Award (such as stock options and restricted stock) based on the grant-date fair value (“GDFV”) of the Award, and recognizes that cost over the period during which the employee is required to provide service (usually the vesting period of the Award). The Company measures the cost of employee services received in exchange for a liability classified Award based on the current fair value of the Award, and remeasures the fair value of the Award at each reporting date.

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Included in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations are the following amounts of stock-based compensation, a portion of which relates to SIRIUS XM, as discussed below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

    

2017

    

2016

 

 

 

(amounts in millions)

 

Cost of subscriber services:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programming and content

 

$

 7

 

 4

 

Customer service and billing

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

Other

 

 

 1

 

 1

 

Other operating expense

 

 

 4

 

 3

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

31

 

25

 

 

 

$

44

 

34

 

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2017, and in connection with our CEO’s employment agreement, Liberty granted approximately 149 thousand and 171 thousand options of Series C Liberty Braves common stock and Series C Liberty Formula One common stock, respectively, and 50 thousand restricted stock units of Series C Liberty Formula One common stock, of which 29 thousand restricted stock units were performance-based. Such options had a weighted average GDFV of $6.02 per share and $8.96 per share, respectively, and the restricted stock units had a GDFV of $33.92 per share. These options mainly vest on December 31, 2017, the time-based restricted stock units vested immediately upon grant, and the performance-based restricted stock units cliff vest in one year, subject to satisfaction of certain performance objectives. Performance objectives, which are subjective, are considered in determining the timing and amount of the compensation expense recognized. As the satisfaction of the performance objectives becomes probable, the Company records compensation expense. The value of the grant is remeasured at each reporting period.

 

Also during the three months ended March 31, 2017, Liberty granted 2.0 million options to Formula 1 employees to purchase shares of Series C Liberty Formula One common stock.  Such options had a weighted average GDFV of $8.16 per share and vest monthly over one year.

 

Additionally, Liberty granted 148 thousand, 19 thousand and 77 thousand options to purchase shares of Series C common stock of Liberty SiriusXM, Liberty Braves and Liberty Formula One, respectively, during the three months ended March 31, 2017. Such options had a weighted average GDFV of $9.64,  $6.11 and $9.25 per share, respectively, and mainly vest semi-annually over four years.    

 

The Company did not grant any options to purchase Series A or Series B of Liberty SiriusXM, Liberty Braves or Liberty Formula One common stock during the three months ended March 31, 2017.  

Liberty calculates the GDFV for all of its equity classified awards and the subsequent remeasurement of its liability classified and certain performance-based awards using the Black-Scholes Model. Liberty estimates the expected term of the Awards based on historical exercise and forfeiture data. The volatility used in the calculation for Awards is based on the historical volatility of Liberty common stock and the implied volatility of publicly traded Liberty options. Liberty uses a zero dividend rate and the risk-free rate for Treasury Bonds with a term similar to that of the subject Awards.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(unaudited)

Liberty—Outstanding Awards

The following tables present the number and weighted average exercise price ("WAEP") of Awards to purchase Liberty common stock granted to certain officers, employees and directors of the Company and certain Awards of employees of Lions  Gate Entertainment Corp. (formerly employees of Starz).  

Liberty SiriusXM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A

 

Series C

 

 

    

    

    

 

    

Weighted

    

Aggregate

 

    

    

 

    

Weighted

    

Aggregate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

average

 

intrinsic

 

 

 

 

 

average

 

intrinsic

 

 

 

Liberty

 

 

 

remaining

 

value

 

Liberty

 

 

 

remaining

 

value

 

 

 

Awards (000's)

 

WAEP

 

life

 

(millions)

 

Awards (000's)

 

WAEP

 

life

 

(millions)

 

Outstanding at January 1, 2017

 

2,018

 

$

19.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,008

 

$

25.91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

 —

 

$

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

148

 

$

39.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

(142)

 

$

15.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(326)

 

$

15.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited/Cancelled

 

 —

 

$

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(49)

 

$

32.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2017

 

1,876

 

$

19.71

 

2.7

years

 

$

36

 

10,781

 

$

26.38

 

4.5

years

 

$

134

 

Exercisable at March 31, 2017

 

1,857

 

$

19.65

 

2.7

years

 

$

36

 

5,322

 

$

23.18

 

3.7

years

 

$

83

 

Liberty Braves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A

 

Series C

 

 

    

    

    

 

    

Weighted

    

Aggregate

 

    

    

 

    

Weighted

    

Aggregate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

average

 

intrinsic

 

 

 

 

 

average

 

intrinsic

 

 

 

Liberty

 

 

 

remaining

 

value

 

Liberty

 

 

 

remaining

 

value

 

 

 

Awards (000's)

 

WAEP

 

life

 

(millions)

 

Awards (000's)

 

WAEP

 

life

 

(millions)

 

Outstanding at January 1, 2017

 

189

 

$

11.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,073

 

$

14.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

 —

 

$

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

168

 

$

23.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

(9)

 

$

8.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12)

 

$

10.91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeited/Cancelled

 

 —

 

$

 —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5)

 

$

18.84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2017

 

180

 

$

11.44

 

2.7

years

 

$

 2

 

1,224

 

$

16.11

 

4.8

years

 

$

 9

 

Exercisable at March 31, 2017

 

178

 

$

11.41

 

2.7

years

 

$

 2

 

551

 

$

13.59

 

3.8

years

 

$

 6

 

 

Liberty Formula One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A

 

Series C

 

 

    

    

    

 

    

Weighted

    

Aggregate

 

    

    

 

    

Weighted

    

Aggregate

 

&