Goodwill and other Intangible Assets
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]
|Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
(9) Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill are as follows:
Goodwill recognized from acquisitions primarily relates to assembled workforces, website community and other intangible assets that do not qualify for separate recognition.
As presented in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets, trademarks is the other significant indefinite lived intangible asset.
Intangible Assets Subject to Amortization
Intangible assets subject to amortization are comprised of the following:
The weighted average life of these amortizable intangible assets was approximately 9 years, at the time of acquisition. However, amortization is expected to match the usage of the related asset and will be on an accelerated basis as demonstrated in table below.
Amortization expense for intangible assets with finite useful lives was $504 million, $482 million and $449 million for the years ended December 31, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Based on its amortizable intangible assets as of December 31, 2014, Liberty expects that amortization expense will be as follows for the next five years (amounts in millions):
Continued declining operating results as compared to budgeted results and certain trends related to certain Digital Commerce companies required a Step 2 impairment test and a determination of fair value for those subsidiaries. Fair value for those subsidiaries, including the related intangibles and goodwill, were determined using the respective companies' projections of future operating performance and applying a combination of market multiples (market approach) and discounted cash flow (income approach) calculations (Level 3). As of December 31, 2014 accumulated goodwill impairment losses for the Digital Commerce companies was $111 million.