Global Eagle Entertainment
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Form: 10-Q, Received: 11/07/2014 17:18:44)

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

þ
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED September 30, 2014
OR
o
 
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 001-35176
GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
27-4757800
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
 
 
 
4553 Glencoe Avenue
 
 
Los Angeles, California
 
90292
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 437-6000
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 þ No o
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 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes þ No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer o
 
Accelerated filer þ
 
Non-accelerated filer o
 
Smaller reporting company o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes o No þ
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
(Class)
 
 
(Outstanding as of November 7, 2014)
 
COMMON STOCK, $0.0001 PAR VALUE
 
 
76,260,293

SHARES*
 
* Excludes 3,053,634 shares held by Global Entertainment AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the registrant.


Table of Contents

GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

Item No.
 
Description
 
Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PART I — Financial Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PART II — Other Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Table of Contents

PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
ASSETS
(Unaudited)
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
209,637

 
$
258,796

Accounts receivable, net
83,040

 
64,216

Content library, current
7,859

 
6,563

Inventories
11,820

 
15,481

Prepaid and other current assets
22,232

 
14,187

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS:
334,588

 
359,243

Property, plant & equipment, net
22,544

 
20,797

Goodwill
53,032

 
52,345

Intangible assets
118,978

 
136,414

Other non-current assets
14,935

 
10,084

TOTAL ASSETS
$
544,077

 
$
578,883

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
$
98,054

 
$
81,961

Deferred revenue
11,831

 
11,190

Warrant liabilities
45,161

 
71,570

Notes payable and accrued interest
2,472

 
9,648

Deferred tax liabilities
410

 
1,192

Other current liabilities
12,191

 
7,561

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES:
170,119

 
183,122

Deferred tax liabilities, non-current
24,086

 
25,186

Deferred revenue, non-current
6,951

 
5,808

Notes payable and accrued interest, non-current
985

 
1,153

Other non-current liabilities
6,580

 
7,430

TOTAL LIABILITIES
208,721

 
222,699

 
 
 
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

 
 
 
 
EQUITY:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized, 0 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 375,000,000 shares authorized, 79,301,427 and 55,902,114 shares issued, 76,247,793 and 52,848,480 shares outstanding, at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively
8

 
5

Non-voting common stock, $0.0001 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized, 0 and 19,118,233 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

 
2

Treasury stock, 3,053,634 shares at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013
(30,659
)
 
(30,659
)
Additional paid-in capital
640,428

 
620,862

Subscriptions receivable
(497
)
 
(478
)
Accumulated deficit
(273,820
)
 
(243,943
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(104
)
 

TOTAL GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT INC. STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
335,356

 
345,789

Non-controlling interest

 
10,395

TOTAL EQUITY
335,356

 
356,184

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$
544,077

 
$
578,883


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

1


GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Revenue
$
102,623

 
$
74,518

 
$
286,736

 
$
179,862

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales
73,618

 
54,002

 
213,341

 
139,571

Sales and marketing expenses
3,980

 
3,758

 
10,119

 
8,444

Product development
7,212

 
2,282

 
15,561

 
5,946

General and administrative
17,172

 
17,056

 
51,440

 
53,860

Amortization of intangible assets
6,049

 
4,221

 
18,613

 
8,470

Restructuring charges
2,606

 

 
2,606

 

Total operating expenses
110,637

 
81,319

 
311,680

 
216,291

Loss from operations
(8,014
)
 
(6,801
)
 
(24,944
)
 
(36,429
)
Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income (expense), net
175

 
(267
)
 
44

 
(726
)
Change in fair value of derivatives
(5,253
)
 
2,233

 
555

 
(7,107
)
Other income (expense), net
(984
)
 
601

 
(1,786
)
 
571

Income (loss) before income taxes
(14,076
)
 
(4,234
)
 
(26,131
)
 
(43,691
)
Income tax provision
1,454

 
1,161

 
3,552

 
1,754

Net income (loss)
(15,530
)
 
(5,395
)
 
(29,683
)
 
(45,445
)
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

 
158

 
194

 
89

Net income (loss) attributable to Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. common stockholders
$
(15,530
)
 
$
(5,553
)
 
$
(29,877
)
 
$
(45,534
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) per common share - basic
$
(0.21
)
 
$
(0.10
)
 
$
(0.41
)
 
$
(0.89
)
Net income (loss) per common share - diluted
$
(0.21
)
 
$
(0.10
)
 
$
(0.41
)
 
$
(0.89
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares - basic
72,877

 
55,166

 
72,284

 
51,106

Weighted average common shares - diluted
72,877

 
55,166

 
72,284

 
51,106


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

2


GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)

 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Net income (loss)
$
(15,530
)
 
$
(5,395
)
 
$
(29,683
)
 
$
(45,445
)
Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized foreign currency translation losses
(9
)
 
(134
)
 
(104
)
 

Unrealized gains (losses) on available for sale securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gain (loss) on available for sale securities

 

 
112

 
101

Less: reclassification adjustments for recognized gains included in net income

 

 
(112
)
 
(101
)
Unrealized gain (loss) on available for sale securities, net

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)
(9
)
 
(134
)
 
(104
)
 

Comprehensive income (loss)
(15,539
)
 
(5,529
)
 
(29,787
)
 
(45,445
)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

 
161

 
194

 
11

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. common stockholders
$
(15,539
)
 
$
(5,690
)
 
$
(29,981
)
 
$
(45,456
)

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


3


GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EQUITY (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
 
Common Stock
 Common Stock Non-Voting
 Treasury Stock
Additional
Subscriptions
Accumulated
Accumulated Other
Total Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Non-Controlling
Total
 
Shares
Amount
 Shares
 Amount
Shares
 Amount
Paid-in Capital
Receivable
Deficit
Comprehensive Income
Stockholders' Equity
Interest
Equity
Balance at December 31, 2013
55,902

$
5

19,118

$
2

(3,054
)
$
(30,659
)
$
620,862

$
(478
)
$
(243,943
)
$

$
345,789

$
10,395

$
356,184

Conversion of non-voting common stock to voting common stock
19,118

2

(19,118
)
(2
)









Exercise of stock options and warrants
26






(159
)



(159
)

(159
)
Issuance of common stock to former Row 44 stockholders
28






345




345


345

Issuance of common stock in exchange for warrants, net of transaction fees of $362
4,227

1





24,046




24,047


24,047

Stock-based compensation







6,485




6,485


6,485

Interest income on subscription receivable







(19
)


(19
)

(19
)
Purchase of subsidiary share from non-
controlling interest shareholders






(11,151
)



(11,151
)
(10,589
)
(21,740
)
Other comprehensive income









(104
)
(104
)

(104
)
Net loss








(29,877
)

(29,877
)
194

(29,683
)
Balance at September 30, 2014
79,301

$
8


$

(3,054
)
$
(30,659
)
$
640,428

$
(497
)
$
(273,820
)
$
(104
)
$
335,356

$

$
335,356


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

4


GLOBAL EAGLE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net loss
$
(29,683
)
 
$
(45,445
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
26,023

 
20,375

Non-cash interest (income) expense, net
(19
)
 

Change in fair value of derivative financial instrument
(555
)
 
7,107

Stock-based compensation
6,485

 
1,902

Issuance of shares for working capital settlement
345

 

Gain on sale of available for sale securities
(112
)
 

Loss on equity method investments
1,300

 

Warrants for common stock issued for services

 
359

Deferred income taxes
(8,124
)
 
1,576

Others

 
(19
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(18,704
)
 
(1,477
)
Inventory and content library
(6,264
)
 
(9,260
)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
(3,356
)
 
(2,442
)
Deposits and other assets
(2,446
)
 
(1,344
)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
20,327

 
(20,728
)
Deferred revenue
1,784

 
839

Other long-term liabilities
945

 

NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES
(12,054
)
 
(48,557
)
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Purchases of property and equipment
(6,231
)
 
(10,025
)
PMG asset purchase, net of cash acquired

 
(10,563
)
Cash received from Row 44 Merger

 
159,227

Cash received from AIA Stock Purchase

 
22,136

Cash paid to acquire assets of Purple
(500
)
 

Purchase of investments

 
(1,500
)
Net proceeds from sale of available for sale securities
583

 
6,312

NET CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES
(6,148
)
 
165,587

 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Acquisition of non-controlling interest
(21,740
)
 
(15,379
)
Long-term borrowings, net of costs
16

 

Repayments of notes payable
(7,360
)
 
(3,613
)
Purchase of common stock warrants
(1,406
)
 
(795
)
Purchase of common stock

 
(1,069
)
Other financing activities, net
(363
)
 
(345
)
NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES
(30,853
)
 
(21,201
)
Effects of exchange rate movements on cash and cash equivalents
(104
)
 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
(49,159
)
 
95,829

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD
258,796

 
2,088

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD
$
209,637

 
$
97,917


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

5


Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)


Note 1. Business

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. ("GEE") is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Marina Del Rey, California. GEE together with its consolidated subsidiaries is referred to as the “Company”. The Company's business is focused on providing Wi-Fi Internet Connectivity and Content to the airline industry.

Connectivity

The Company's Connectivity service offering provides its airline partners and their passengers Wi-Fi connectivity over Ku-band satellite transmissions. The Company's Connectivity services are delivered through its wholly owned subsidiary, Row 44, Inc. ("Row 44"), which combines specialized network equipment, media applications and premium content services that allow airline passengers to access in-flight Internet, live television, on-demand content, shopping and travel-related information.

Content

The Company's Content services offering selects, manages, and distributes wholly-owned and licensed media content, video and music programming, applications, and video games to the airline industry through (i) its wholly-owned subsidiary, Global Entertainment AG, formerly known as Advanced Inflight Alliance AG ("AIA"), (ii) the business it acquired from Post Modern Edit, LLC and related entities (such business, which the Company operates through wholly-owned subsidiaries, is referred to herein as "PMG"), and (iii) its wholly-owned subsidiary, Travel Entertainment Group Equity Limited ("IFES").

Prior to January 31, 2013, the Company was known as Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. (“GEAC”), which was formed in February 2011 to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Effective in the first quarter of 2013, and in conjunction with the business combination transaction (the "Business Combination") in which GEAC acquired Row 44 and  86%  of the issued and outstanding shares of AIA, GEAC changed the Company's name from Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. to Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. In addition, on July 10, 2013, the Company purchased substantially all the assets of Post Modern Edit, LLC and related entities. Further, on October 18, 2013, the Company completed the stock acquisition of IFES. Refer to Note 3. Business Combinations for additional information. Following the Business Combination, the Company acquired additional outstanding shares of AIA to increase its ownership of AIA's shares to  94% as of March 31, 2014, and in April 2014, the Company acquired the remaining outstanding shares in AIA.

Note 2. Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

The following is a summary of the significant accounting policies consistently applied in the preparation of the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying interim condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2014 , the condensed consolidated statements of operations and the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 , the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 , and the condensed consolidated statement of stockholders' equity for the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 are unaudited.

Since Row 44 was deemed the accounting acquirer in the Business Combination consummated on January 31, 2013, the presented financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 is only partially comparable to the financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 . The presented financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 includes the financial information and activities of Row 44 for the period January 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (273 days) as well as the financial information and activities of GEE and AIA for the period January 31, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (243 days) and PMG for the period July 10, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (83 days). IFES was acquired subsequent to September 30, 2013 , therefore its financial information is not included in the financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013. This lack of comparability needs to be taken into account when reading the condensed

6

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income (loss) and cash flows. Furthermore, the presented financial information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 also contains one-time costs that are directly associated with the Business Combination on January 31, 2013 such as professional fees to support the Company's complex legal, tax, statutory and reporting requirements following the Business Combination.

In the opinion of the Company's management, the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the audited consolidated financial statements and include all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments, necessary for the fair presentation of the Company's statement of financial position as of September 30, 2014 , its results of operations for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 , and its cash flows for the nine month periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 . The results for the nine month period ended September 30, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full year. The consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2013 has been derived from the Company's audited financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 25, 2014, as amended by amendment No.1 on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on March 26, 2014 (as so amended, the "2013 Form 10-K").

The interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to SEC Form 10-Q and Article 10 of SEC Regulation S-X. They do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. Therefore, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's 2013 Form 10-K.

Principles of Consolidation

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries. Acquisitions are included in the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements from the date of the acquisition. The Company's purchase accounting for acquisitions resulted in all assets and liabilities of acquired businesses being recorded at their estimated fair values on the acquisition dates. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation, including AIA's historical investment in Row 44.

Investments that the Company has the ability to control, and where it is the primary beneficiary, are consolidated. Any non-controlling interests in a Company's subsidiary earnings or losses, such as in AIA before April 23, 2014, are included in net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests in the Company's condensed consolidated statements of operations. Any investments in affiliates over which the Company has the ability to exert significant influence, but does not control and it is not the primary beneficiary, such as its investment in Allegiant Systems, Inc., are accounted for using the equity method of accounting. Investments in affiliates for which the Company has no ability to exert significant influence are accounted for using the cost method of accounting.

Use of Estimates
 
The preparation of the Company's unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenue (relative selling price of deliverables) and expenses during the reporting period. Significant items subject to such estimates and assumptions include revenue, allowance for doubtful accounts, the assigned value of acquired assets and assumed and contingent liabilities associated with business combinations, valuation of media content inventory, useful lives and impairment of property and equipment, intangible assets, goodwill and other assets, the fair value of the Company's equity-based compensation awards, and deferred income tax assets and liabilities. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates. On an ongoing basis, the Company evaluates its estimates compared to historical experience and trends, which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities.

Segments of the Company

The Company reports its operations under two segments, Connectivity and Content. The Company's Connectivity segment provides airline customers and their passengers Wi-Fi connectivity over Ku-band satellite transmissions through Row 44. The Company's Content segment selects, manages, and distributes owned and licensed media content, video and music programming, applications, and video games to the airline industry through AIA, PMG and IFES.


7

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

The decision to report two segments is principally based upon the Company's chief operating decision maker (“CODM”), and how the CODM manages the Company's operations as two segments from a consolidated basis for purposes of evaluating financial performance and allocating resources. The CODM reviews revenue, cost of sales expense, and contribution profit information separately for the Company's Connectivity and Content businesses. Total segment contribution profit provides the CODM, investors and equity analysts a measure to analyze operating performance of each of the Company's business segments and its enterprise value against historical data and competitors' data, although historical results may not be indicative of future results (as operating performance is highly contingent on many factors, including customer tastes and preferences). All other financial information is reviewed by the CODM on a consolidated basis.

Segment revenue, expenses and contribution profit for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 derived from the Company's Content and Connectivity segments were as follows (in thousands):

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
Content
 
Connectivity
 
Consolidated
 
Content
 
Connectivity
 
Consolidated
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Licensing
$
60,907

 

 
$
60,907

 
$
44,645

 
$

 
$
44,645

Service
10,603

 
19,933

 
30,536

 
8,796

 
16,218

 
25,014

Equipment

 
11,180

 
11,180

 

 
4,859

 
4,859

Total revenue
71,510

 
31,113

 
102,623

 
53,441

 
21,077

 
74,518

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales
50,596

 
23,022

 
73,618

 
38,809

 
15,193

 
54,002

Contribution profit
20,914

 
8,091

 
29,005

 
14,632

 
5,884

 
20,516

Other operating expenses
 
 
 
 
37,019

 
 
 
 
 
27,317

Loss from operations
 
 
 
 
$
(8,014
)
 
 
 
 
 
$
(6,801
)

 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
Content
 
Connectivity
 
Consolidated
 
Content
 
Connectivity
 
Consolidated
Revenue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Licensing
$
172,375

 

 
$
172,375

 
$
106,353

 
$

 
$
106,353

Service
33,917

 
53,735

 
87,652

 
18,346

 
34,893

 
53,239

Equipment
349

 
26,360

 
26,709

 

 
20,270

 
20,270

Total revenue
206,641

 
80,095

 
286,736

 
124,699

 
55,163

 
179,862

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales
149,475

 
63,866

 
213,341

 
92,158

 
47,413

 
139,571

Contribution profit
57,166

 
16,229

 
73,395

 
32,541

 
7,750

 
40,291

Other operating expenses
 
 
 
 
98,339

 
 
 
 
 
76,720

Loss from operations
 
 
 
 
$
(24,944
)
 
 
 
 
 
$
(36,429
)

Revenue Recognition

The Company recognizes revenue when four basic criteria are met: persuasive evidence of a sales arrangement exists; performance of services has occurred; the sales price is fixed or determinable; and collectability is reasonably assured. The Company considers persuasive evidence of a sales arrangement to be the receipt of a signed contract. Collectability is assessed based on a number of factors, including transaction history and the credit worthiness of a customer. If it is determined that the collection is not reasonably assured, revenue is not recognized until collection becomes reasonably assured, which is generally upon receipt of cash. The Company records cash received in advance of revenue recognition as deferred revenue.


8

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

For arrangements with multiple deliverables, the Company allocates revenue to each deliverable if the delivered item(s) has value to the customer on a standalone basis and, if the arrangement includes a general right of return relative to the delivered item, delivery or performance of the undelivered item(s) is considered probable and substantially in the control of the Company. The fair value of the selling price for a deliverable is determined using a hierarchy of (1) Company specific objective and reliable evidence, then (2) third-party evidence, then (3) best estimate of selling price. The Company allocates any arrangement fee to each of the elements based on their relative selling prices.

When the Company enters into revenue sharing arrangements where it acts as the primary obligor, the Company recognizes the underlying revenue on a gross basis. In determining whether to report revenue gross for the amount of fees received from its customers, the Company assesses whether it maintains the principal relationship, whether it bears credit risk and whether it has latitude in establishing prices with the customers, among other factors.

The Company's revenue is principally derived from the following services:

Connectivity

Equipment Revenue . Equipment revenue is recognized when title and risk pass to the buyer, which is generally upon shipment or arrival at destination depending on the contractual arrangement with the customer. In determining whether an arrangement exists, the Company ensures that a binding arrangement is in place, such as a standard purchase order or a fully executed customer-specific agreement. In cases where a customer has the contractual ability to accept or return equipment within a specific time frame, the Company will provide for return reserves when and if necessary, based upon historical experience.

In certain cases where the Company sells its equipment on a stand-alone basis, it may charge a fee for obtaining Supplemental Type Certificates (“STCs”) obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration, which allow its equipment to operate on certain model/type of aircraft. To the extent that the Company contracts to charge STC fees in equipment-only sales, the Company will record these fees as revenue. Total STC fees recognized as revenue for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 were $0.3 million and $0.8 million , respectively. No STC fee revenue was recognized during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 .

Included in equipment revenue are certain deferred obligations that exist pursuant to the Company's contractual arrangements which typically include, but are not limited to, technical support, regulatory support, network support and installation support. These support-based arrangements are customarily bundled with the Company's contracts and are accounted for as a single unit of account. To the extent that these support services have value on a standalone basis, the Company allocates revenue to each element in the arrangement based upon their relative fair values. Fair value is determined based upon the best estimate of the selling price, and the fair value of undelivered elements is deferred and recognized over the performance or contractual period and is included in equipment revenue. The most significant of the deferred obligations is typically network support, which includes 24/7 operational support for the airlines for which the Company incurs significant and periodic external and internal costs to deliver on a daily basis.

Service Revenue . Connectivity service revenue includes in-flight Wi-Fi Internet services, live television, on-demand content, music streaming, shopping and click-through advertising revenue from travel-related information. Service revenue is recognized after it has been rendered and the customer can use the service, which customarily is in the form of (i) enplanement for boarded passengers, (ii) usage by passengers, depending upon the specific contract, and/or (iii) other revenues such as advertising sponsorship. The Company assesses whether performance criteria have been met and whether its service fees are fixed or determinable based on a reconciliation of the performance criteria and an analysis of the payment terms associated with the transaction. The reconciliation of the performance criteria generally includes a comparison of third-party performance data to the contractual performance obligation and to internal or customer performance data in circumstances where that data is available.

In certain cases, the Company records service revenue based on available and preliminary information from its network operations. Amounts collected on the related receivables may vary from reported information based upon third party refinement of estimated and reported amounts owed that generally occurs typically within thirty days of the period end. For all years presented, the difference between the amounts recognized based on preliminary information and cash collected was not material.

Content

Licensing Revenue.  Content licensing revenue is principally generated through the sale or license of media content, video and music programming, applications, and video games to the airlines, and to a lesser extent through various services such as

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encoding and editing of media content. Revenue from the sale or license of content is recognized when the content has been delivered and the contractual performance obligations have been fulfilled, generally at the time a customer's license period begins. For arrangements in which the license period commences after the delivery of content, revenue is not recognized until the license period commences even if delivery and performance obligations have already occurred. In certain cases, the Company estimates licensing revenues from airline customers. The Company believes it has the ability to reasonably estimate the amounts that will ultimately be collected such that it recognizes these amounts when earned.

Services Revenue . Content services revenue, such as technical services, the encoding of video products, development of graphical interfaces or the provision of materials, are billed and recognized as services are performed.

Costs of Sales

Connectivity

Connectivity costs of sales consist primarily of equipment fees paid to third party manufacturers, certain revenue recognized by the Company and shared with its customers or partners as a result of its revenue-sharing arrangements, Internet connection and satellite charges and other platform operating expenses associated with the Company's Connectivity business, including depreciation of internally developed software, website development costs, and hardware used to build and operate the Company's Connectivity platform, and personnel costs relating to information technology.

Content

Content costs of sales consist primarily of the costs to license or purchase media content, and direct costs to service content for the airlines. Included in Content cost of sales is amortization expense associated with the purchase of film content libraries acquired in business combinations and in the ordinary course of business.

Product Development

Product research and software development costs, other than certain internal-use software costs qualifying for capitalization, are expensed as incurred. Costs of computer software or websites developed or obtained for internal use that are incurred in the preliminary project and post implementation stages are expensed as incurred. Certain costs of developing internal-use software incurred during the application and development stage, which include employee and outside consulting compensation and related expenses, costs of computer hardware and software, website development costs and costs incurred in developing additional features and functionality of the services, are capitalized. The estimated useful life of costs capitalized is evaluated for each specific project. Capitalized costs are generally amortized using the straight-line method over a three year estimated useful life, beginning in the period in which the software is ready for its intended use. Unamortized amounts are included in property and equipment, net in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. Capitalized software development costs totaled  $0.9 million and $2.4 million  for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 , respectively, and $0.3 million and $1.0 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 , respectively.

The Company's product development expenditures are focused on developing new products and services, and obtaining STCs as required by the Federal Aviation Administration for each model/type of aircraft prior to providing Connectivity services. To the extent that the Company is contracted to obtain STCs, and customers reimburse these costs, the Company will record these reimbursements directly against its product development expenses.

Restructuring

The Company records the cost reduction plan activities in accordance with the Accounting Standards Codification (ASC), including  ASC 420 Exit or Disposal Cost Obligations ASC 712 Compensation-Nonretirement Postemployment Benefits  and  ASC 360 Property, Plant, and Equipment (Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets) .

Stock-Based Compensation

Stock-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date based on the fair value of the award and is recognized as expense over the requisite service period, which is the vesting period, on a straight-line basis. The Company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model to determine the grant date fair value of stock options. The Company estimates fair value of share-based awards using the Black-Scholes model. This model requires the Company to estimate the expected volatility and the expected term

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

of the stock options which are highly complex and subjective variables. The variables take into consideration, among other things, actual and projected employee stock option exercise behavior. The Company uses a predicted volatility of its stock price during the expected life of the options that is based on the historical performance of the Company's stock price as well as including an estimate using similar companies. Expected term is computed using the simplified method as the Company's best estimate given its lack of actual exercise history. The Company has selected a risk-free rate based on the implied yield available on U.S. Treasury securities with a maturity equivalent to the expected term of the stock. Stock-based awards are comprised principally of stock options.

Stock-based awards issued to non-employees are accounted for at fair value determined using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. Management believes that the fair value of the stock options is more reliably measured than the fair value of the services received. The fair value of each non-employee stock-based compensation award is re-measured each period until performance is complete, which is generally the vesting date.

Stock and Warrant Repurchases

Shares repurchased by the Company are accounted for when the transaction is settled. Repurchased shares held for future issuance are classified as treasury stock. Shares formally or constructively retired are deducted from common stock at par value and from additional paid in capital for the excess of cash paid over par value. If additional paid in capital has been exhausted, the excess over par value is deducted from retained earnings. Direct costs incurred to acquire the shares are included in the total cost of the repurchased shares.

Warrants classified as liability instruments when repurchased are accounted for at their fair value on the date the transaction is settled. Any excess of cash paid, or the value of common stock exchanged, over the fair value of warrant repurchases on the settlement date is recorded as an expense or gain in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations. During the nine months ended September 30, 2014 , the Company repurchased or exchanged approximately 13.1 million of its Global Eagle public company warrants for total consideration of $1.4 million in cash and issuance of 4,227,187 shares of the Company's common stock with an aggregate fair value of $57.9 million . During the nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company repurchased 0.5 million of its Global Eagle public company warrants for total consideration of $0.8 million , in cash.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all highly liquid investments purchased with an initial maturity of 90 days or less to be cash equivalents.

Restricted Cash

The Company maintains certain letters of credit agreements with its airlines partners, which are secured by the Company’s cash for periods of less than  one year  and up to  three years . As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 , the Company had restricted cash of  $3.2 million and $3.3 million , respectively. As of September 30, 2014 $1.2 million  and  $2.0 million  of restricted cash is included in other current and other non-current assets, respectively, in the consolidated balance sheets. As of December 31, 2013 $2.4 million  and  $0.9 million  of restricted cash is included in other current and other non-current assets, respectively, in the consolidated balance sheets.

Derivative Financial Instruments and Hedges

All derivatives are accounted for on a fair value basis. Embedded derivative instruments subject to bifurcation are also accounted for on a fair value basis. The change in fair value of derivatives is recorded through earnings. Cash flows from embedded derivatives subject to bifurcation are reported consistently with the host contracts within the statements of cash flows.

The Company sometimes uses derivative financial instruments such as interest rate swaps to hedge interest rate risks. These derivatives are recognized at fair value on the transaction date and subsequently remeasured at fair value. Derivatives are measured as financial assets when their fair value is positive and as financial liabilities when their fair value is negative. Gains or losses on changes in the fair value of derivatives are recognized immediately in its consolidated statement of operations as a component of other income (expense) as they do not qualify for hedge accounting.

Long-Lived Assets


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The Company evaluates the recoverability of its long-lived assets with finite useful lives, including its infinite lived intangible assets acquired in business combinations, for impairment when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset group may not be recoverable. Such trigger events or changes in circumstances may include: a significant decrease in the market price of a long-lived asset, a significant adverse change in the extent or manner in which a long-lived asset is being used, significant adverse change in legal factors or in the business climate, including those resulting from technology advancements in the industry, the impact of competition or other factors that could affect the value of a long-lived asset, a significant adverse deterioration in the amount of revenue or cash flows we expect to generate from an asset group, an accumulation of costs significantly in excess of the amount originally expected for the acquisition or development of a long-lived asset, current or future operating or cash flow losses that demonstrate continuing losses associated with the use of a long-lived asset, or a current expectation that, more likely than not, a long-lived asset will be sold or otherwise disposed of significantly before the end of its previously estimated useful life. The Company performs impairment testing at the asset group level that represents the lowest level for which identifiable cash flows are largely independent of the cash flows of other assets and liabilities. If events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset group may not be recoverable and the expected undiscounted future cash flows attributable to the asset group are less than the carrying amount of the asset group, an impairment loss equal to the excess of the asset's carrying value over its fair value is recorded. Fair value is determined based upon estimated discounted future cash flows. Through September 30, 2014 , the Company has identified no such impairment loss. Assets to be disposed of would be separately presented on the balance sheets and reported at the lower of their carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell, and would no longer be depreciated or amortized.

Inventory, net

Equipment inventory. Equipment inventory, which is classified as finished goods, is comprised of individual equipment parts and assemblies and are stated at the lower of cost or market. The Company provides inventory write-downs based on excess and obsolete inventories determined primarily by future demand forecasts. The write-down is measured as the difference between the cost of the inventory and market, based upon assumptions about future demand and charged to the provision for inventory, which is a component of cost of goods sold. At the point of the loss recognition, a new, lower cost basis for that inventory is established, and subsequent changes in facts and circumstances do not result in the restoration or increase in that newly established cost basis.

At September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 , there was approximately $7.5 million and $6.2 million , respectively, of deferred equipment costs included in inventory and other non-current assets. The deferred equipment costs pertain to certain costs expended in advance of services for one airline, and are being amortized ratably over the underlying term of the agreement through 2020.
    
The Company is not directly responsible for warranty costs related to equipment it sells to its customers. The vendors that supply each of the individual parts, which comprise the assemblies sold by the Company to customers, are responsible for equipment warranty directly to the customer.

Content Library

The content library was acquired in the AIA stock purchase and was recorded at fair value. The useful life of licensed film rights within the content library corresponds to the respective period over which the film rights will be licensed and generate revenues, generally a period of one year or less. Licensed film rights are amortized ratably over their expected revenue streams and included in cost of sales. Certain film rights in the Company's portfolio may be used in perpetuity under certain conditions. The content library is tested for impairment periodically, but no less than annually. Considering the marketability of the given film right, an impairment loss is recognized as necessary. If the estimated future cash flows for a given film right are lower than its carrying amount as of the reporting date, an impairment loss is recognized in such period.

Subsequent to the AIA stock purchase, additions to the content library represent minimum guaranteed amounts or flat fees to acquire film rights from film studios. Amounts owed in excess of the capitalized minimum guarantees are expensed and accrued as a liability when the Company's revenues from exploiting the film right have fully recouped the minimum guarantee based on the contractual royalty rates.

Property, Plant, & Equipment, net

Property, plant and equipment is measured at cost less accumulated depreciation and/or impairment losses. Straight-line depreciation is based on the underlying assets' useful lives. The estimated useful life of technical and operating equipment is 3 to

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10 years. Leasehold improvements are amortized on the straight-line method over the shorter of the remaining lease term or estimated useful life of the asset. Buildings are amortized on the straight-line method over 30 years.

Upon the sale or retirement of property or equipment, the cost and related accumulated depreciation or amortization is removed from the Company's financial statements with the resulting gain or loss reflected in the Company's results of operations. Repairs and maintenance costs are expensed as incurred. In the event that property and equipment is no longer in use, the Company will record a loss on disposal of the property and equipment, which is computed as the net remaining value (gross amount of property and equipment less accumulated depreciation expense) of the related equipment at the date of disposal.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2014 , the Company purchased and capitalized less than $0.1 million of Connectivity equipment, which is installed on aircraft of a single customer to facilitate expanded services over a five -year period. The Company capitalized the costs of this equipment on its balance sheet as it retained legal title to the equipment over the five -year use period, and will amortize these costs over their five -year useful life period.

Intangible Assets and Goodwill

The Company performs valuations of assets acquired and liabilities assumed on each acquisition accounted for as a business combination, and allocates the purchase price of each acquired business to its respective net tangible and intangible assets. Acquired intangible assets principally include customer relationships, technology, and content library. The Company determines the appropriate useful life by performing an analysis of expected cash flows based on historical experience of the acquired businesses. Intangible assets are amortized over their estimated useful lives using the straight-line method, which approximates the pattern in which the majority of the economic benefits are expected to be consumed. Amortization of film rights intangible assets with finite useful lives is recognized in the statements of operations under cost of sales.

Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of an acquired entity over the fair value of the acquired net assets. Goodwill is not amortized, instead it is tested for impairment annually or when events or circumstances change that would indicate that goodwill might be impaired. Events or circumstances that could trigger an impairment review include, but are not limited to, a significant adverse change in legal factors or in the business climate, an adverse action or assessment by a regulator, unanticipated competition, a loss of key personnel, significant changes in the manner of the Company's use of the acquired assets or the strategy for the Company's overall business, significant negative industry or economic trends or significant under-performance relative to expected historical or projected future results of operations.

Goodwill is tested for impairment at the reporting unit level, which is one level below or the same as an operating segment. The Company determined that it has two reporting units, Content and Connectivity. When testing goodwill for impairment, the Company first performs a qualitative assessment to determine whether it is necessary to perform step one of a two-step annual goodwill impairment test for each reporting unit. The Company is required to perform step one only if it concludes that it is more likely than not that a reporting unit's fair value is less than its carrying value. Should this be the case, the first step of the two-step process is to identify whether a potential impairment exists by comparing the estimated fair values of the Company's reporting units with their respective book values, including goodwill. If the estimated fair value of the reporting unit exceeds book value, goodwill is considered not to be impaired, and no additional steps are necessary. If, however, the fair value of the reporting unit is less than book value, then the second step is performed to determine if goodwill is impaired and to measure the amount of impairment loss, if any. The amount of the impairment loss is the excess of the carrying amount of the goodwill over its implied fair value. The estimate of implied fair value of goodwill is primarily based on an estimate of the discounted cash flows expected to result from that reporting unit, but may require valuations of certain internally generated and unrecognized intangible assets such as the Company's software, technology, patents and trademarks. If the carrying amount of goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of that goodwill, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to the excess.

As of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 , goodwill of $53.0 million and $52.3 million  was attributed to the Company's Content reporting unit. Through September 30, 2014 , the Company has identified no impairment loss associated with its goodwill.

Business Acquisitions and Supplemental Pro Forma Information

The Company accounts for acquisitions of businesses using the purchase method of accounting where the cost is allocated to the underlying net tangible and intangible assets acquired, based on their respective estimated fair values. The excess of the purchase price over the estimated fair values of the net assets acquired is recorded as goodwill. Determining the fair value of certain acquired assets and liabilities is subjective in nature and often involves the use of significant estimates and assumptions, including,

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but not limited to, the selection of appropriate valuation methodology, projected revenue, expenses and cash flows, weighted average cost of capital, discount rates, estimates of advertiser and publisher turnover rates and estimates of terminal values. Additionally, any non-controlling interests in an acquired business are recorded at their acquisition date fair values. Business acquisitions are included in the Company's consolidated financial statements as of the date of the acquisition.

On January 31, 2013, the Company completed the acquisition of 86% of the issued and outstanding shares of AIA, a media content distributor to the airline industry with corporate headquarters based in Munich, Germany. On July 9, 2013, the Company acquired substantially all of the assets of Post Modern Edit, LLC and related entities. On October 18, 2013, the Company completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of IFES. On August 2, 2014, the Company acquired substantially all of the assets of Purple Inflight Entertainment Private, Ltd. All of these acquisitions were accounted for as business combinations. Refer to Note 3. Business Combinations for further information on the acquisitions of AIA, PMG and IFES in 2013 and Purple in 2014.

Deferred Revenue and Costs

Deferred revenue consists substantially of amounts received from customers in advance of the Company's performance service period and fees deferred for future support services. Deferred revenue is recognized as revenue on a systematic basis that is proportionate to the period that the underlying services are rendered, which in certain arrangements is straight-line over the remaining contractual term or estimated customer life of an agreement.

In the event the Company sells its equipment at or below its cost, and a portion of the related equipment revenue was allocated to other elements in the arrangement, the Company will defer an equal amount of such equipment costs on its balance sheets. Deferred costs are amortized to expense concurrent with the recognition of the related revenue and the expense is included in cost of sales.

Net Income (Loss) Per Share

Basic earnings (loss) per share (EPS) is computed using the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings (loss) per share are computed using the weighted-average number of common shares and the dilutive effect of contingent shares outstanding during the period. Potentially dilutive contingent shares, which primarily consist of stock options issued to employees and consultants, restricted stock units and warrants issued to third parties and accounted for as equity or liability instruments have been excluded from the diluted income (loss) per share calculation because their effect is anti-dilutive.
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Net income (loss) (numerator):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
(15,530
)
 
$
(5,395
)
 
$
(29,683
)
 
$
(45,445
)
Income allocable to non-controlling interests
 

 
158

 
194

 
89

Net income (loss) for basic EPS
 
(15,530
)
 
(5,553
)
 
(29,877
)
 
(45,534
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares (denominator):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares for basic EPS
 
72,877

 
55,166

 
72,284

 
51,106

Adjusted weighted-average share for diluted EPS
 
72,877

 
55,166

 
72,284

 
51,106

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share
 
$
(0.21
)
 
$
(0.10
)
 
$
(0.41
)
 
$
(0.89
)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
 
$
(0.21
)
 
$
(0.10
)
 
$
(0.41
)
 
$
(0.89
)

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Securities not included in the calculation of diluted earnings (loss) per share were as follow:
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options and restricted stock units
 
4,434

 
4,002

 
1,816

 
3,079

Restricted stock units
 
13

 

 

 

Non-employees stock options
 
5

 

 
6

 

Equity warrants
 
445

 
7,536

 
1,378

 
7,520

Liability warrants
 
154

 
18,826

 
1,958

 
19,060


Foreign Currency

The vast majority of the Company's foreign subsidiaries’ customers are airlines and major US-based studios. As the standard currency of transacting for service revenue and related costs of the worldwide airline industry is the U.S. Dollar, the Company concluded that the financial position and results of operations of the majority of its foreign subsidiaries are determined using the US dollar currency as the functional currency. Current or liquid assets and liabilities of these subsidiaries are remeasured at the exchange rate in effect at each period end. Long term assets such as goodwill, purchased intangibles and property and equipment are remeasured at historical exchange rates. The vast majority of the income statement accounts are translated at the average rate of exchange prevailing during the period, with the exception of amortization and depreciation expense, which are remeasured using historical exchange rates. Adjustments arising from the fluctuations in exchange rates for the remeasurement of financial statements from period to period are included in the consolidated statements of operations.

Income Taxes

Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recognized for temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of assets and liabilities and the amounts that are reported in the income tax returns. Deferred taxes are evaluated for realization on a jurisdictional basis. The Company records valuation allowances to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount that is more likely than not to be realized. In making this assessment, management analyzes future taxable income, reversing temporary differences and ongoing tax planning strategies. Should a change in circumstances lead to a change in judgment about the realizability of deferred tax assets in future years, the Company will adjust related valuation allowances in the period that the change in circumstances occurs, along with a corresponding increase or charge to income. Due to the uncertainty over its ability to realize future taxable income in certain jurisdictions, the Company has recorded a valuation allowance of $57.4 million and $48.9 million against its domestic deferred tax assets as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 , respectively, and $1.7 million and $1.9 million against its foreign deferred tax assets as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 , respectively.

The Company is subject to the accounting guidance for uncertain income tax positions. The Company's policy for recording interest and penalties associated with uncertain tax positions is to record such items as a component of income tax expense.

Fair Value Measurements

The accounting guidance for fair value establishes a framework for measuring fair value and establishes a three-level valuation hierarchy for disclosure of fair value measurement. The valuation hierarchy is based upon the transparency of inputs to the valuation of an asset or liability as of the measurement date. The three levels are defined as follows:

Level 1: Observable quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities.

Level 2: Observable quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active, and model-based valuation techniques for which all significant assumptions are observable in the market.


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Level 3: Model-based techniques that use at least one significant assumption not observable in the market. These unobservable assumptions reflect estimates of assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability. Valuation techniques include use of option pricing models, discounted cash flow models, and similar techniques.

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The assets and liabilities which are fair valued on a recurring basis are described below and contained in the following tables. In addition, the Company may be required to record other assets and liabilities at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. These non-recurring fair value adjustments involve the lower of carrying value or fair value accounting and write downs resulting from impairment of assets.

The following tables summarize the Company's financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2014 , and December 31, 2013 , respectively (in thousands):

 
September 30, 2014
 
Quotes Prices in Active Markets (Level 1)
 
 Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)
 
 Significant Other Unobservable Inputs (Level 3)
Earn-out liability  (1)
$
1,205

 
$

 
$

 
$
1,205

Global Eagle warrants (2)
45,161

 
45,161

 

 

Total financial liabilities
$
46,366

 
$
45,161

 
$

 
$
1,205


(1) Includes $1.1 million earn-out liability for EIM, a subsidiary of AIA assumed in the Business Combination.
(2) Includes 10,148,508 public warrants.

 
December 31, 2013
 
Quotes Prices in Active Markets (Level 1)
 
 Significant Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)
 
 Significant Other Unobservable Inputs (Level 3)
Earn-out liability  (1)
$
1,421

 
$

 
$

 
$
1,421

Global Eagle warrants (2)
71,570

 
71,570

 

 

Total financial liabilities
$
72,991

 
$
71,570

 
$

 
$
1,421


(1) Includes $1.4 million earn-out liability for EIM, a subsidiary of AIA assumed in the Business Combination.
(2) Includes 15,567,650 public warrants.

The valuation methodology used to estimate the fair value of the financial instruments in the table above is summarized as follows:

Earn-Out Liability . The fair value of the earn-out liability was largely comprised of an assumed obligation in the AIA stock purchase and is estimated by using the income approach. Based on the respective purchase agreements, management estimated best case, base case, and worst case scenarios and discounted it to a present value. The sum of the discounted weighted average probabilities was used to arrive at the fair value of the earn-out liability.

Derivative Warrants . The fair value of Global Eagle's warrants, recorded as derivative warrant liabilities, is determined by the Company using the quoted market prices for the Company's over the counter publicly traded warrants. On reporting dates where there are no active trades, the Company uses the last reported closing trade price of the warrants to determine the fair value. The Company recorded an income (loss) from the change in the fair value of these warrants during the three and nine months periods ended September 30, 2014 of $(5.3) million and $0.6 million , respectively. The Company also recorded an income (expense) for the change in fair value of these warrants during the three and nine months periods ended September 30, 2013 of approximately $2.2 million and $(7.1) million , respectively.


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Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

The following table shows both the carrying amounts, which approximate the fair values, of the Company's financial assets and liabilities in the consolidated financial statements at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 , respectively (in thousands):

 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
Carrying Amount
 
Fair Value
 
Carrying Amount
 
Fair Value
Financial liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes payable
$
3,457

 
$
3,457

 
$
10,801

 
$
10,801


Notes Payable

The Company classifies the notes payable within the level 2 of the fair value hierarchy because it uses discount rates for similar credit-rated companies that are publicly available and widely observable as an input to estimate fair value. The fair value presented above is calculated based on the present value of expected principal and interest cash flows given the short term nature of its maturity.

The following table presents the fair value roll-forward reconciliation of level 3 assets and liabilities measured at fair value basis for the period ended September 30, 2014 , (in thousands):

 
Earn-Out Liability
Balance, December 31, 2013
$
1,421

Fair value of earn-out liability assumed in the Purple Inflight Entertainment's acquisition
136

  Change in value
875

Payment of 2013 EIM earn-out liability
$
(1,227
)
Balance, September 30, 2014
$
1,205


Reclassification

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.

Recent Accounting Pronouncement

In August 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2014-15, “Disclosure of Uncertainties About an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,” which provides guidance on determining when and how reporting entities must disclose going-concern uncertainties in their financial statements. The new standard requires management to perform interim and annual assessments of an entity's ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date of issuance of the entity's financial statements. Further, an entity must provide certain disclosures if there is "substantial doubt about the entity's ability to continue as a going concern.” The new guidance becomes effective for the Company for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2016 and interim periods thereafter. The Company does not expect that the adoption of the new accounting guidance will have a material impact on its financial condition and results of operations.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09 "Revenue from Contracts with Customers." ASU 2014-09 supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in “Revenue Recognition (Topic 605)”, and requires entities to recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that reporting period. Early adoption is not permitted. The Company is currently in the process of evaluating the impact of the adoption of ASU 2014-09 on its consolidated financial statements.


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Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Note 3. Business Combination

Accounting Treatment for the Business Combination

On January 31, 2013, the Business Combination was consummated, in which a merger subsidiary of GEAC merged with and into Row 44 (the "Row 44 Merger") with Row 44 surviving, and concurrently GEE acquired 86% of the issued and outstanding shares of AIA, which were held by PAR Investment Partners, L.P. ("PAR"). Row 44 was considered the acquirer for accounting purposes, and the Row 44 Merger was accounted for as a recapitalization. The AIA stock purchase was accounted for as an acquisition of a business because the Company obtained effective control of AIA. Since the Row 44 Merger was accounted for as a recapitalization, the assets and liabilities of Row 44 and GEAC are carried at historical cost, and no step-up in basis or any intangible assets or goodwill were recognized as a result. Under the acquisition method, the acquisition-date fair value of the gross consideration transferred to effect the AIA Stock Purchase was allocated to the assets acquired, the liabilities assumed, and non-controlling interest based on their estimated fair values. Transaction costs incurred in 2012 and in 2013 through January 31, 2013 of $16.4 million were attributable to the Business Combination and were recorded as reductions to retained earnings. In connection with the closing of the Row 44 Merger, the Company paid PAR $11.9 million under a backstop fee agreement. This was recorded as transaction costs reflected in operating results as a general and administrative expense in the three months ended March 31, 2013.

In the consolidated financial statements, the recapitalization of the number of shares of common stock attributable to Row 44 is reflected retroactive to all periods presented, and the number of shares of common stock that was used to calculate the Company's earnings per share for all periods prior to the Business Combination is reflective of the outstanding shares during such periods on an as-if converted basis.

Row 44 Merger

Pursuant to the Row 44 Merger, all shares of capital stock of Row 44 then outstanding were converted into the right to receive shares of common stock of the Company, and all options to purchase common stock of Row 44 then outstanding were net stock settled for shares of common stock of the Company. In exchange for the shares of Row 44, the Company issued at closing 23,405,785 shares of GEAC common stock to the Row 44 equity holders. AIA's ownership of 3,053,634 shares of GEE stock was deemed to be treasury stock when the AIA stock purchase was consummated concurrently.

The cash flows related to the Row 44 Merger in the Business Combination, as reported in the consolidated statements of cash flows within the investing section for the three months ended March 31, 2013, is summarized as follows (in thousands):

 
Amount
Operating cash
$
8

Add: cash held in trust
189,255

Less: cash paid for GEAC shares that were redeemed
(101,286
)
Add: cash received from backstop participants
71,250

Net cash received from Row 44 Merger
$
159,227


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Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

AIA Stock Purchase

The acquisition date fair value of the consideration transferred totaled $144.3 million . The fair value was determined based on the closing market price of the Company's common stock on January 31, 2013. The goodwill recorded for the AIA stock purchase was $35.4 million , and key factors that contributed to the recognition of AIA goodwill were principally the acquisition of a trained workforce, the opportunity to expand operations internationally within the airline industry, and the opportunity to generate future savings through synergies with the existing business. None of the goodwill is deductible for tax purposes. The following table summarizes the allocation of the AIA purchase price to the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the AIA Stock Purchase (in thousands):
 
Amount
Goodwill
$
35,385

Existing technology – software
2,574

Existing technology – games
12,331

IPR&D
7,317

Customer relationships
80,758

Other intangibles
2,568

Content library
14,297

Accounts receivable, net of allowances
31,984

Deferred tax liability
(28,752
)
Current liabilities
(56,548
)
Other assets acquired, net of liabilities assumed
67,630

Net assets acquired
169,544

Less: Non-controlling interests
25,287

Total consideration transferred
$
144,257


As a result of the AIA Stock Purchase, a non-controlling interest was recorded on the Company's consolidated balance sheets. Following the Business Combination, the Company acquired additional outstanding shares of AIA to increase its ownership of AIA's shares to 94% as of December 31, 2013. In April 2014, the Company acquired the remaining outstanding shares in AIA for a total consideration of approximately $21.7 million , including approximately $0.6 million of transaction costs, of which approximately $18.2 million was paid in cash as of June 30, 2014. The purchase price and related acquisition costs of approximately $0.6 million exceeded the book value by approximately $11.2 million . This excess is reflected as a reduction in additional paid in capital. Subsequent to June 30, 2014, the Company paid off its remaining obligations of approximately $3.5 million .

As of and for the three months ended September 30, 2013 , the remaining 6% of AIA shares was owned by others unrelated and independent of the Company. The fair value of the non-controlling interest was determined based upon the fair value of AIA common stock on the closing date. Since the acquisition date, the results of AIA have been included in the Company’s consolidated financial results for the eight months ended September 30, 2013 , eleven months ended December 31, 2013 and nine months ended September 30, 2014 .

PMG Asset Purchase

On July 9, 2013, the Company purchased substantially all the assets of Post Modern Edit, LLC and related entities to further expand its leadership in delivering media and content solutions to the global travel industry. Pursuant to the terms of the purchase, the Company acquired such assets of PMG in exchange for approximately $10.6 million in cash, 431,734 shares of common stock for a fair value of $4.4 million and the assumption of approximately $3.3 million in debt and $0.4 million in certain accrued obligations. In addition, the sellers of the PMG assets had the opportunity to receive an additional $5.0 million in cash if, among other things, the PMG business, combined with certain AIA businesses, achieve certain financial target milestones from the second half of 2013 through December 31, 2014 (the “PMG Earn Out”). In June 2014, the sellers of the PMG Assets waived the PMG Earn Out and certain other purchase obligations and PMG seller rights in exchange for cash consideration of $2.5 million (the “Additional PMG Consideration”).  Fifty percent of the Additional PMG Consideration was paid during the three months ended September 30, 2014, and the remaining $1.25 million is payable in four quarterly installments through the first half of 2015. Due to the fact that the PMG Earn Out was tied to the fulfillment of certain post-closing employment obligations by certain PMG executives, the Company was required to account for the PMG Earn Out as compensation to the sellers and it was recognized as

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an expense, over the requisite service period.  During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company accrued for approximately $0.5 million of the PMG Earn Out obligation.  As the Additional PMG Consideration is not conditioned on future employment or services, the Company recorded an additional $1.3 million of expense during the three months ended September 30, 2014 , bringing the total accrued liability for the Additional PMG Consideration to $2.5 million as of September 30, 2014 . The goodwill recorded for the PMG asset purchase was $4.8 million , and key factors that contributed to the recognition of PMG goodwill were principally trained workforce, the opportunity to consolidate and complement existing AIA operations within the airline industry, and the opportunity to generate future savings through synergies with the existing business. As a result of the asset purchase of PMG, the goodwill is deductible for tax purposes.
As of December 31, 2013 and September 30, 2014 , the Company held 151,420 of the total 431,734 shares issuable to the sellers in escrow, which are subject to certain standard warranties and representations and scheduled to be released to the sellers upon final settlement of certain post-closing terms.

The following table summarizes the fair value of the assets and liabilities assumed in the PMG asset purchase on July 10, 2013 (in thousands):

 
Amount
Goodwill
$
4,843

Trade names
1,171

Customer relationships
10,863

Non-compete
396

Fixed assets
3,284

Liabilities assumed, net of other assets acquired
(4,861
)
Total consideration transferred
$
15,696


Significant other assets and liabilities assumed, included in the table above, were $8.5 million of accounts receivable, $1.1 million of tape-stock inventory and prepaid assets, $1.1 million of restricted cash, $3.3 million of assumed indebtedness pertaining to debt assumed by the Company, and $12.6 million of accounts payable and accrued expenses outstanding and assumed at the purchase date. The Company incurred approximately $0.3 million in transaction costs associated with the PMG asset purchase.

IFES Stock Purchase

On October 18, 2013, the Company acquired IFES from GCP Capital Partners LLP and certain individuals for approximately $36.2 million in cash. IFES provides media content for use by airlines in in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems. The acquisition is intended to enhance the Company's Content operating segment.

The following table summarizes the preliminary fair value of the assets and liabilities assumed in the IFES asset purchase (in thousands):


 
Amount
Goodwill  (1)
$
12,117

Trade names
341

Customer relationships
28,258

Fixed assets
3,498

Liabilities assumed, net of other assets acquired (1)
(7,968
)
Total consideration transferred
$
36,246

(1) Included in the table above are $0.5 million of deferred tax assets, $6.7 million of deferred tax liabilities and $1.2 million of accrued taxes payable as of the IFES acquisition date, which were prepared using best estimates available. Due to the preliminary nature of IFES financial results prior to the October 18, 2013 acquisition date, the Company was unable to provide an accurate assessment of certain deferred tax assets, deferred tax liabilities and estimated income taxes payable for the period(s) prior to the October 18, 2013 acquisition date. As a result, these balances were considered preliminary at such time and were finalized during the three months ending September 30, 2014.


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Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

The goodwill recorded for the IFES acquisition was $12.1 million , and key factors that contributed to the recognition of IFES goodwill were principally trained workforce, expansion of international operations, the opportunity to consolidate and complement existing AIA and PMG operations within the airline industry, and the opportunity to generate future savings through synergies with the existing business. As a result of the stock purchase of IFES, the goodwill is not deductible for tax purposes. Significant other assets and net liabilities assumed and included in the table above were $8.0 million of accounts receivable, $0.2 million of prepaid and other current assets, $1.9 million positive cash balance, $11.0 million of accounts payable and accrued expenses outstanding and assumed at the purchase date, $1.3 million mortgage relating to the building acquired in the acquisition and a net tax liability for $6.2 million , of which $1.2 million of accrued taxes payable were recorded prior to the acquisition. The net tax liability is made up of a deferred tax asset of $0.5 million and deferred tax liabilities of $6.7 million . The Company incurred approximately $0.5 million in transaction costs associated with the IFES purchase.

As of June 30, 2014, accrued taxes payable and deferred tax liabilities of the IFES Asset Acquisition had been disclosed as preliminary. During the three months ended September 30, 2014, the Company finalized its analysis of the fair value of deferred tax liabilities and accrued taxes payable of IFES. The finalization of the tax provision resulted in changes made to provisional amounts recorded for the acquisition during the year, of $0.3 million , which retrospectively decreased the deferred tax asset by $0.4 million and increased deferred tax liability by $0.1 million on December 31, 2013, due to this new information, with a corresponding decrease to goodwill.

The following table summarizes the final fair value of the assets and liabilities assumed in the IFES asset purchase after the changes were made during the three months ended September 30, 2014 (in thousands):
 
Preliminary Allocation of Purchase Price
 
Adjustments
 
Purchase Price Allocation, as Adjusted
Goodwill
$
12,117

 
$
308

 
$
12,425

Trade names
341

 

 
341

Customer relationships
28,258

 

 
28,258

Fixed assets
3,498

 

 
3,498

Liabilities assumed, net of other assets acquired
(7,968
)
 
(308
)
 
(8,276
)
Total consideration transferred
$
36,246

 

 
$
36,246


Purple Inflight Entertainment Asset Purchase

On August 2, 2014, the Company purchased substantially all the assets of Purple Inflight Entertainment Private Ltd. ("Purple Inflight Entertainment" or "Purple") to further expand its leadership in delivering Indian content in local languages. Pursuant to the terms of the purchase, which was accounted for as a business combination, the Company acquired such assets of Purple in exchange for approximately $0.5 million in cash. In addition, the Company is obligated to make an additional payment to the former shareholders of Purple of $0.2 million contingent upon the renewal of the terms of certain supplier's contract. The estimated fair value of the contingent consideration obligation amounted to $0.1 million as of the acquisition date was determined using a probability factor of 70% for the renewal of the supplier's contract.

The Company preliminarily allocated the consideration to acquire Purple to finite-lived intangible asset (supplier's relationship) of  $0.2 million with an estimated useful life of approximately one year $0.4 million  to goodwill and other net liabilities of less than $0.1 million .

     The fair values set forth above are subject to adjustments if additional information is obtained during the measurement period (a period of up to one year from the closing date) of this transaction that would change the fair value allocation as of the acquisition date.

Supplemental Pro Forma Information

The pro forma financial information as presented below is for informational purposes only and is not indicative of operations that would have been achieved from the acquisitions of AIA, PMG and IFES had they taken place at the beginning of 2013. Supplemental information on an unaudited pro forma basis, as if these acquisitions had been completed as of January 1, 2013, is as follows (in thousands, except per share data):

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Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
Revenues
$
286,736

 
$
247,507

Net loss
$
(29,683
)
 
$
(67,535
)

The unaudited pro forma supplemental information is based on estimates and assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable and reflect amortization of intangible assets as a result of the acquisitions. The pro forma results are not necessarily indicative of the results that would have been realized had the acquisitions been consummated as of the beginning of the periods presented. The pro forma amounts include the historical operating results of the Company, with adjustments directly attributable to the acquisitions. Included in the supplemental information for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 were certain one-time non-recurring fees associated with the Business Combination of approximately $34.5 million .

Note 4. Goodwill


The following table presents the changes in the Company’s goodwill balance for the periods presented (in thousands).
Balance at December 31, 2013
$
52,345

Adjustment to IFES goodwill
308

Goodwill arising from Purple Entertainment assets acquisition
379

Balance at September 30, 2014
$
53,032


Goodwill in 2013 arose from the acquisitions of AIA, PMG and IFES as detailed in Note 3. Business Combinations. No goodwill existed prior to 2013.

The Company's most recent annual impairment analysis was performed in the fourth quarter of the year ended December 31, 2013  and indicated that there was no impairment of goodwill at that time.

Note 5. Property, Plant, and Equipment, net

At September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 , property, plant, and equipment, net consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
Leasehold improvements
$
1,230

 
$
1,272

Furniture and fixtures
1,858

 
1,590

Equipment
18,820

 
15,362

Computer equipment
4,956

 
3,905

Computer software
5,226

 
2,985

Automobiles
288

 
297

Buildings
2,649

 
2,649

Albatross (aircraft)
425

 
385

Other
280

 
12

Total property, plant, and equipment
35,732

 
28,457

Accumulated depreciation
(13,188
)
 
(7,660
)
Property, plant, and equipment, net
$
22,544

 
$
20,797


Depreciation expense for property, plant, and equipment amounted to $1.8 million and $1.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $5.2 million and $2.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 , respectively.
 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Depreciation expense, including software amortization expense, by classification for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 is shown below (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended 
 September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Depreciation expense:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales
$
567

 
$
546

 
$
2,197

 
$
1,256

Sales and marketing
163

 

 
377

 

Product development
295

 
18

 
580

 
51

General and administrative
809

 
542

 
2,016

 
1,050

Total depreciation expense
$
1,834

 
$
1,106

 
$
5,170

 
$
2,357

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Note 6. Intangible Assets, net

As a result of the Business Combination, the Company acquired definite-lived intangible assets that are primarily amortized on a straight-line basis. The Company's definite-lived intangible assets have assigned useful lives ranging from  1.5  to  8.5 years (weighted average of 5.7 years).

Intangible assets, net at September 30, 2014 , consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
 
 
September 30, 2014
 
Weighted Average Useful Lives
 
Gross Carrying Value
Accumulated Amortization
Net Carrying Value
Intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Definite life:
 
 
 
 
 
Existing technology - software
7 years
 
$
2,575

$
(613
)
$
1,962

Existing technology - games
5 years
 
12,331

(4,110
)
8,221

IPR&D
8 years
 
7,317

(915
)
6,402

Customer relationships
7.1 years
 
119,879

(25,677
)
94,202

Other
3.5 years
 
6,508

(2,873
)
3,635

Content library (acquired post Business Combination)
1.5 years
(1
)
26,936

(15,282
)
11,654

Content library (acquired in the Business Combination)
1.5 years
 
14,298

(13,699
)
599

Total intangible assets
 
 
$
189,844

$
(63,169
)
$
126,675

(1) Useful estimate based upon the content library acquired in the Business Combination, which approximates historical experience.

Content library that is expected to be licensed and generates revenues within the next twelve months is classified as Content library, current, on the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 . The remainder of content library is classified and included within the intangible asset amount. The Company expects to record amortization of the intangible assets as follows (in thousands):


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Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Year ending December 31,        
Amount
2014 (remaining three months)
$
9,951

2015
31,177

2016
23,360

2017
19,179

2018
15,639

Thereafter
27,369

Total
$
126,675

The Company recorded amortization expense, excluding amortization of content library (acquired post business combination) of $6.5 million and $20.9 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 , respectively, and $7.6 million and $18.0 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 , respectively. Amortization expense excludes the amortization of the content library, which is included in cost of sales.

Note 7. Available For Sale (“AFS”) Securities

At March 31, 2014, the Company held  $0.6 million  of AFS equity securities at an unrealized gain of approximately $0.1 million . During the nine months September 30, 2014, the Company sold this investment for proceeds of approximately $0.6 million and recognized a gain of approximately $0.1 million.

At March 31, 2013, the Company held $7.1 million of AFS equity securities at an unrealized gain of $1.4 million . During the three months ended June 30, 2013, the Company sold this investment for proceeds of approximately $5.9 million and recorded a realized gain of approximately $0.1 million .

Note 8. Commitments and Contingencies


Operating Lease Commitments

Operating lease commitments include payments on outstanding, noncancelable, operating lease obligations. The Company leases its operating facilities under noncancelable operating leases that expire through 2017 . The Company also leases certain facilities and vehicles under month-to-month arrangements. Total rent expense for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was $1.1 million and $0.5 million , respectively. Rent expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 was $3.0 million and $1.6 million respectively. The Company is responsible for certain operating expenses in connection with these leases.
     
Satellite Cost Commitments

During the nine months ended September 30, 2014 the Company had in place a Master Services Agreement ("MSA") with its satellite service provider to provide for satellite capacity over Russia, the North Atlantic and for expansion of its existing capacity in the US and Europe. As of September 30, 2014 , the remaining MSA satellite cost commitments totaled up to $150.0 million through December 31, 2020. The Company expenses these satellite fees in the month the service is provided as a charge to cost of services.

Legal Matters

On December 28, 2012, Advanced Media Networks, L.L.C. filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against Row 44 and one of its customers which Row 44 has agreed to indemnify for allegedly infringing two of its patents and seeking injunctive relief and unspecified monetary damages. Row 44 is direct subsidiary of the Company. Based on currently available information, the Company believes it has strong defenses and intends to defend vigorously against this lawsuit, but the outcome of this matter is inherently uncertain and could have a materially adverse effect on its Connectivity business, financial condition and results of operations. As of September 30, 2014 , the potential range of loss related to this matter cannot be determined.

On October 22, 2013, Arista Music, Sony Music Entertainment and certain parties believed to be related to the foregoing filed suit in the United States Direct Court for the Southern District of New York against Inflight Productions Ltd. (“IFP”), one of its customers and a third party unrelated to IFP for copyright infringement and related claims and unspecified money damages.

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Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

IFP is a direct subsidiary of AIA and an indirect subsidiary of the Company.  The matter settled in September 2014 and the case was dismissed with prejudice. The settlement included a monetary payment to the plaintiffs. 

On May 6, 2014, UMG Recordings, Inc., Capital Records, Universal Music Corp and entities affiliated with the foregoing (collectively, “UMG”) filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against the Company and IFP for copyright infringement and related claims and unspecified money damages. The Company is in the process of evaluating the merits of this matter, and intends to defend against it vigorously; however the outcome is inherently uncertain and could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. As of September 30, 2014, the potential range of loss related to this matter cannot be determined.

On August 14, 2014, SwiftAir, LLC filed suit against Row 44, Inc. and one of its customers for breach of contract, quantum meruit, unjust enrichment and similar claims and unspecified money damages in the Superior Court of California for the Country of Los Angeles.  SwiftAir and Row 44 had a contractual relationship, which Row 44 terminated in 2013, with respect to the provision of destination deal content to one of Row 44’s connectivity customers. The Company is in the process of evaluating the merits of this matter, and intends to defend against it vigorously; however the outcome is inherently uncertain and could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. As of September 30, 2014, the potential range of loss related to this matter cannot be determined.

During the three months ended September 30, 2014, the Company had legal settlement expense relating to potential claims arising in connection with litigation brought against the Company by a number of third third parties of $1.5 million. The full amount was expensed and included in general and administrative expenses during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 .

While the resolution of the above matters cannot be predicted with certainty, the Company does not believe, based on current knowledge, that the outcome of the currently pending claims or legal proceedings in which the Company is currently involved will have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial statements.

Acquisitions

As a result of the AIA Stock Purchase, the Company assumed certain commitments. AIA’s long-term commitments include contracts for office space leases and operating equipment leases of $5.6 million , movie license fees of $23.1 million and certain guaranteed minimum payments owed to movie content providers of $7.5 million . In addition, as a result of the PMG asset purchase, the Company assumed obligations of $1.8 million associated with a 25 -year operating lease agreement.

The operating lease contracts usually have a contract period from 1 to 5 years. The movie license contracts have a contract period of 3 years. Minimum payments for already signed contracts are mainly to be paid within 12 months. The EIM earn-out payments and the PMG additional consideration will be due in the years 2014 through 2016.

Note 9. Related Party Transactions

In connection with the closing of the Row 44 Merger, the Company paid PAR $11.9 million under a backstop fee agreement. This was recorded as transaction costs reflected in operating results as a general and administrative expense in the nine month period ended September 30, 2013 .
  
Administrative Services

AIA's subsidiary, Entertainment in Motion (“EIM”), rents office space belonging to a company in which AIA's management has an ownership interest. There were no unpaid lease liabilities as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013. The Company recognized rent expense of $60,000 and $ 180,000 , each for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 , respectively. EIM also made a loan to one of its managing directors. As of September 30, 2014 , the outstanding balance was less than $0.1 million .

Office Lease Agreement with Employee

In connection with the acquisition of PMG, the Company acquired an office lease that is currently being occupied and used as part of operations in Irvine, California. This building is majority owned by one of the founding members of PMG, who is currently an employee of the Company. The lease terminates on March 31, 2024. The total rental expense incurred during the three

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and nine months periods ended September 30, 2014 were approximately $0.1 million and $0.2 million . For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, total rent expense incurred was less than $0.1 million

PMG Post-Closing Payment
    
In June 2014, the Company modified the PMG Earn Out to waive the PMG Earn Out and certain other purchase obligations and PMG seller rights in exchange for cash consideration of $2.5 million (the “Additional PMG Consideration”). Fifty percent of the additional PMG Consideration is payable after 10 days from closing, and the remaining $1.25 million paid in four quarterly installments through the first half of 2015. At September 30, 2014, the remaining outstanding balance was approximately $1.25 million .

AIA Noncontrolling Interests Acquisition
    
In April 2014, the Company acquired the remaining outstanding shares in AIA for a total cash consideration of approximately $21.7 million (the "AIA Consideration"). Included in the AIA Consideration was approximately $2.5 million owed to BF Ventures, an entity in which one of our directors owns an indirect stake of approximately 25% , which was paid in full during the three months ended September 30, 2014.

Warrant Exchange

In connection with the Company's offer for the exchange of the Company's outstanding public company warrants for common stock of the Company which closed on September 11, 2014, two members of the Company's board of directors exchanged 7,040,001 warrants for 2,346,446 shares of the Company's common stock with an aggregate value of $32.1 million .

Note 10. Common Stock, Stock Options and Warrants

Common Stock

On June 17, 2014, PAR Investment Partners, L.P. (“PAR”) converted 19,118,233 shares of non-voting common stock of the Company into an equal number of shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, in accordance with the terms of the non-voting common stock set forth in the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation. The conversion was exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to Section 3(a)(9) thereof. No commission or other remuneration was paid or given directly or indirectly for soliciting the conversion. 
 
The common stock and non-voting common stock have identical rights, powers, preferences and privileges, except with respect to voting rights and conversion rights applicable to the non-voting common stock. Accordingly, the total number of outstanding shares of both common stock and non-voting common stock are used by the Company to compute basic and diluted net earnings (loss) per share. As a result of the conversion, the total number of outstanding shares of non-voting common stock decreased by 19,118,233 , and the total number of outstanding shares of common stock increased by the same amount, with no shares of non-voting common stock remaining issued and outstanding. The conversion did not increase the aggregate number of outstanding shares of the Company’s capital stock.

In August 2014, the Company issued 28,161 shares of common stock as a working capital settlement to Row 44 former stockholders with an aggregate fair value of $0.3 million . The entire value was expensed during the three months ended September 30, 2014 and included in other income in other income (expense), net on the consolidated statements of operations.

Stock Options

In conjunction with the Business Combination, the Company adopted its 2013 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, which was amended in December 2013 (as amended, the "Plan"). Under the Plan, the Administrator of the Plan, which is the compensation committee of the Company's board of directors, may grant up to  7,500,000  stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units and other incentive awards to employees, officers, non-employee directors, and consultants, and such options or awards may be designated as incentive or non-qualified stock options at the discretion of the Administrator. Employee stock option grants have  5 -year terms and vest 1/4th on the anniversary of the vesting commencement date and 1/36th monthly thereafter, over a  3 -year period. Stock options granted to our Board of Directors have  5 -year terms and vest monthly over  two years from the vesting commencement date. Certain stock option awards have accelerated vesting provisions in the event of a change in control and/or termination without cause.


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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

Fair values of the stock options at September 30, 2014 and 2013 were determined using the Black-Scholes model and the following weighted average level 3 assumptions:
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
Common stock price on grant date
$11.42
 
$9.82
Expected life (in years)
4.00

 
4.00

Risk-free interest rate
1.54
%
 
0.99
%
Expected stock volatility
59
%
 
55
%
Expected dividend yield
%
 
%
Fair value of stock options granted
$5.15
 
$4.13

Stock option activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 is as follows:

Global Eagle Stock Option Plan
Shares
 
Weighted Average Exercise Price
 
Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term (in years)
 
Aggregate Intrinsic Value (in millions)
Outstanding at January 1, 2014
5,285,000

 
$
10.86

 

 


Granted
1,885,000

 
$
11.42

 

 
 
Exercised
(117,708
)
 
$
9.33

 

 
 
Forfeited
(737,292
)
 
$
13.43

 

 
 
Outstanding at September 30, 2014
6,315,000

 
$
10.76

 
3.88
 
$
6.27

Vested and expected to vest at September 30, 2014
5,520,169

 
$
10.69

 
3.78
 
$
5.69

Exercisable at September 30, 2014
1,707,535

 
$
10.24

 
2.98
 
$
2.12


Restricted stock units

The grant date fair value of an RSU equaled the closing price of our common stock on the grant date. During the three months ended September 30, 2014, the Company granted certain employees performance units in the form of RSUs. A performance unit gives the recipient the right to receive common stock that is contingent upon achievement of specified pre-determined performance target for fiscal 2014 and the continuation of employment for a period of one year from the grant date. The number of shares issuable upon the completion of the performance period could be 0 shares, 38,843 shares or 77,687 share of the Company’s common stock contingent upon the level of achievement of the performance target. The following summarizes select information regarding our RSUs during the nine months ended September 30, 2014 :

 
Units
 
Weighted Average Grant date Fair Value
 
Aggregate Intrinsic Value (in millions)
Outstanding at January 1, 2014

 
$

 
 
Granted
127,687

 
$
14.54

 
 
Vested

 
$

 
 
Forfeited

 
$

 
 
Balance nonvested at September 30, 2014
127,687

 
$
14.54

 
$
1.43

Vested and expected to vest at September 30, 2014
105,911

 
$
14.54

 
$
1.19


Stock-based Compensation Expense

Stock-based compensation expense related to all employee and non-employee stock-based awards for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 were as follow, (in thousands):


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Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Stock-based compensation expense:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of services
$
6

 
$

 
$
6

 
$

Sales and marketing expenses
14

 

 
14

 

Product development
53

 

 
53

 

General and administrative
1,823

 
526

 
6,412

 
1,902

Total stock-based compensation expense
$
1,896

 
$
526

 
$
6,485

 
$
1,902

 
Warrants

In conjunction with the Business Combination, on January 31, 2013, the Company converted  21,062,500  Row 44 warrants to warrants to purchase up to  721,600  shares of Global Eagle common stock. The following is a summary of all Row 44 warrants converted to warrants to purchase GEE common stock (exercise price per warrant and number of warrants presented using the conversion ratio to Global Eagle common stock used in the Row 44 Merger) outstanding at September 30, 2014 :


Weighted Average Exercise Price per Warrant
 
Number of Warrants (as converted)
 
Weighted Average Remaining Life
(in years)
Common stock warrants
$
9.45

 
721,600

 
2.37
Series C Preferred stock warrants
$
8.74

 
734,451