|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
Disposals - Presented as Discontinued Operations
On March 9, 2018, Qurate Retail completed the GCI Liberty Split-Off. At the time of the GCI Liberty Split-Off, GCI Liberty was comprised of, among other things, GCI Liberty’s legacy business, Qurate Retail’s former interest in Liberty Broadband, Charter and LendingTree, and Qurate Retail’s former wholly-owned subsidiary Evite. Qurate Retail viewed Liberty Broadband, LendingTree and Evite as separate components and evaluated them separately for discontinued operations presentation. As Qurate Retail’s former interest in Charter was accounted for as an available for sale investment it did not meet the definition of a component for discontinued operation presentation. The disposition of Liberty Broadband
was considered significant to the overall financial statements. Accordingly, the accompanying consolidated financial statements of Qurate Retail have been prepared to reflect Qurate Retail’s interest in Liberty Broadband as a discontinued operation for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017. The disposition of LendingTree and Evite as part of the GCI Liberty Split-Off does not have a major effect on Qurate Retail’s historical or future results. Accordingly, LendingTree and Evite are not presented as discontinued operations in the accompanying consolidated financial statements of Qurate Retail. LendingTree and Evite are included in the Corporate and other segment through March 8, 2018. See “Disposals – Not Presented as Discontinued Operations” below for additional information regarding Evite and LendingTree.
Certain financial information for Qurate Retail’s investment in Liberty Broadband, which is included in earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, is as follows (amounts in millions):
The combined impact from discontinued operations, discussed above, is as follows:
Prior to the GCI Liberty Split-Off, Qurate Retail accounted for the investment in Liberty Broadband at its fair value. Accordingly, Liberty Broadband’s assets, liabilities and results of operations were not included in Qurate Retail’s consolidated financial statements. Summary financial information for Liberty Broadband for the periods prior to the GCI Liberty Split-Off is as follows:
Disposals – Not Presented as Discontinued Operations
As discussed above, on March 9, 2018, Qurate Retail completed the GCI Liberty Split-Off. Although Liberty Broadband has been presented as a discontinued operation, Evite and LendingTree are not presented as discontinued operations. Included in revenue in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations is $3 million and $24 million for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, related to Evite. Included in net earnings (loss) in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations are losses of $2 million and $3 million, for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, related to Evite. Included in net earnings (loss) in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations are earnings of lessa million and $6 million for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, related to LendingTree.
The entire disclosure related to a disposal group. Includes, but is not limited to, a discontinued operation, disposal classified as held-for-sale or disposed of by means other than sale or disposal of an individually significant component.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef