Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Business Combination Disclosure


(3) Acquisitions

On December 29, 2017, Qurate Retail acquired the approximately 62% of HSNi it did not already own in an all-stock transaction making HSNi a wholly-owned subsidiary. HSNi shareholders (other than Qurate Retail) received fixed consideration of 1.65 QVCA shares for each share of HSNi common stock. Qurate Retail issued 53.6 million shares QVCA common stock to HSNi shareholders. In conjunction with application of acquisition accounting, we recorded a full step up in basis of HSNi which resulted in a $409 million gain. The fair market value of our ownership interest previously held in HSNi ($605 million) was determined based on the trading price of QVCA common stock on the date of the acquisition (Level 1) less a control premium. The market value of the shares of QVCA common stock issued to HSNi stockholders ($1.3 billion) was determined based on the trading price of QVCA common stock on the date of the acquisition. The total equity value of the transaction was $1.9 billion.

The preliminary purchase price allocation for HSNi is as follows (amounts in millions):






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Goodwill is calculated as the excess of the consideration transferred over the identifiable net assets acquired and represents the future economic benefits expected to arise from other intangible assets acquired that do not qualify for separate recognition, including assembled workforce, value associated with future customers, continued innovation and noncontractual relationships. Intangible assets acquired during 2017 were comprised of customer relationships of $421 million with a weighted average life of approximately 9 years, capitalized software of $16 million with a weighted average life of approximately 1 year, and technology of $161 million with a weighted average life of approximately 7 years. None of the acquired goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. Subsequent to December 31, 2017, the preliminary purchase price allocation was adjusted, resulting in an increase of $6 million to property and equipment, $4 million to accounts payable and accrued liabilities, $7 million to debt, $1 million to other liabilities assumed and $7 million to goodwill, and corresponding decreases of $3 million to deferred tax liabilities and $4 million to intangible assets subject to amortization. As of June 30, 2018, the valuation related to the purchase is not final and the purchase price allocation is preliminary and subject to revision.  The primary areas of the purchase price allocation that are not yet finalized are related to certain fixed and intangible assets, liabilities and tax balances.

The pro forma revenue and net earnings from continuing operations of Qurate Retail, prepared utilizing the historical financial statements of HSNi, giving effect to purchase accounting related adjustments made at the time of acquisition, as if the transaction discussed above occurred on January 1, 2016, are as follows:











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The pro forma information is not representative of Qurate Retail’s future financial position, future results of operations or future cash flows nor does it reflect what Qurate Retail’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows would have been as if the transaction had happened previously and Qurate Retail controlled HSNi during the periods presented.