Acquisitions and Restructurings
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
|Business Acquisition [Line Items]|
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(5) Acquisitions and Restructurings
Sirius XM Holdings acquisition of Stitcher
On October 16, 2020, Sirius XM Holdings acquired certain assets and liabilities of Stitcher, a leader in podcast production, distribution, and ad sales, from The E.W. Scripps Company and certain of its subsidiaries (“Scripps”) for $266 million in cash, which includes net working capital adjustments. The total purchase consideration of $302 million included $36 million related to the acquisition date fair value of the contingent consideration. During the year ended December 31, 2021, Stitcher did not achieve certain financial metrics, as a result of which, Sirius XM Holdings does not expect to pay Scripps the 2021 portion of the contingent consideration associated with the transaction. The fair value of the contingent consideration was determined using a probability-weighted cash flow model and will be remeasured to fair value at each subsequent reporting period. Stitcher is included in the Pandora reporting unit. In connection with the acquisition, Sirius XM Holdings recognized goodwill of $224 million and intangible assets subject to amortization of $38 million. The goodwill of Stitcher is deductible for tax purposes as it was an asset acquisition.
Sirius XM Holdings recognized $4 million of costs related to the acquisition of Stitcher during the year ended December 31, 2020. The acquisition of Stitcher was financed through borrowings under Sirius XM Holdings’ Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility.
Sirius XM Holdings acquisition of Simplecast
On June 16, 2020, Sirius XM Holdings acquired Simplecast for $28 million in cash. Simplecast is a podcast management and analytics platform. Simplecast complements AdsWizz, Inc.’s advertising technology platform, allowing Sirius XM Holdings to offer podcasters of all sizes a powerful, comprehensive solution for publishing, analytics, distribution and advertising sales, and is included in the Pandora reporting unit. In connection with the acquisition, Sirius XM Holdings recognized goodwill of $17 million, intangible assets subject to amortization of $12 million, other assets of less than $1 million and deferred income tax liabilities of $1 million. The goodwill of Simplecast is not deductible for tax purposes. Sirius XM Holdings recognized less than $1 million of costs related to the acquisition of Simplecast during the year ended December 31, 2020.
Sirius XM Holdings restructuring of Automatic Labs
In May 2020, Sirius XM Holdings terminated the Automatic Labs Inc. ("Automatic") service, which was part of its connected services business. During the year ended December 31, 2020, Sirius XM Holdings recorded $24 million of restructuring expenses related to the termination of the service. The termination of the Automatic service does not meet the requirements to be reported as a discontinued operation because the termination of the service does not represent a strategic shift that will have a major effect on our operations and financial results.
Sirius XM Holdings acquisition of Pandora
On February 1, 2019, Sirius XM Holdings purchased all of the outstanding shares of Pandora for $2.4 billion, by converting each outstanding share of Pandora common stock into 1.44 shares of Sirius XM Holdings common stock and by cancelling Sirius XM Holdings’ investment in Pandora’s preferred stock with a fair value of $524 million, for total consideration of approximately $2.9 billion. Net cash acquired by Sirius XM Holdings was $313 million. Pandora operates an internet-based music discovery platform, offering a personalized experience for listeners.
The table below shows the value of the consideration paid in connection with the acquisition (in millions, except for exchange ratio and price per share of Sirius XM Holdings common stock):
Sirius XM Holdings recognized $84 million of costs related to the acquisition of Pandora during the year ended December 31, 2019.
The amounts of revenue and net loss of Pandora included in Liberty’s consolidated statement of operations since the date of acquisition were $1,607 million and $303 million, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2019.
The unaudited pro forma revenue and net earnings of Liberty, prepared utilizing the historical financial statements of Pandora, giving effect to acquisition accounting related adjustments made at the time of acquisition, as if the acquisition of Pandora discussed above occurred on January 1, 2018, are as follows:
The pro forma results primarily include adjustments related to the amortization of acquired intangible assets, depreciation of property and equipment, acquisition costs, fair value gain or loss on the Pandora investment and associated tax impacts. 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 Pandora had occurred previously and the Company consolidated Pandora during the entirety of the periods presented.
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