ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2015
|Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract]|
|ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS||
ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
Sicher Helicopters SAS (“Sicher”). On April 9, 2015, the Company contributed $3.2 million in cash for a 75% interest in Hauser Investments Limited (“Hauser”), which owns 100% of Sicher, a Colombian entity. In connection with the acquisition, the Company also transferred title of an AW139 helicopter to Hauser to be used in Sicher’s operations.
The Company recorded all identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the estimated acquisition date fair value in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 805 - Business Combinations. This acquisition did not represent a material business combination under ASC 805. The acquisition of the 75% interest in Hauser resulted in the recognition of goodwill of $1.5 million and other intangible assets, comprised primarily of a Colombian air operator certificate, of $1.0 million. The fair value of the noncontrolling interest was determined using a discounted cash flow analysis. The initial accounting for the acquisition is not complete, because the Company is still evaluating certain information used to estimate the fair values recorded including the valuations of the tangible assets, intangible assets, deferred income taxes and noncontrolling interest.
The noncontrolling interest partner has a right to put its interest to the Company, and the Company has a right to call its partner’s 25% ownership interest, each upon the occurrence of certain events and at fair value at the time of exercise as determined by an independent accounting firm. As a result of this put right, the noncontrolling interest related to Hauser is recorded in the mezzanine section of the consolidated balance sheets as it does not meet the definition of a liability or equity under U.S. GAAP.
Aeróleo. On October 1, 2015, the Company’s partner in Aeróleo transfered its 50% economic and 80% voting interest in Aeróleo to a third party (see Note 5). The resulting consolidation of Aeróleo was accounted for as a business acquisition in accordance with ASC 805. In connection with the transfer, the Company entered into a shareholders agreement with its new partner that includes, among other things, a put/call option arrangement which gives the Company the right to purchase at any time, and the new partner the right to put to the Company after two years, the new partner’s interest in Aeróleo.
The Company recorded all identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the estimated acquisition date fair value in accordance with ASC 805 - Business Combinations. The consolidation resulted in an immaterial gain on consolidation. The initial accounting for the acquisition is not complete, because the Company is still evaluating certain information used to estimate the fair values recorded including the valuations of the tangible assets, liabilities and related taxes.
The table below presents the fair value of Aeróleo’s identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of October 1, 2015 (unaudited, in thousands):
The consolidated balance sheet at December 31,2015, includes assets of Aeróleo totaling $17.9 million which may have restrictions on being used to settle obligations of Era Group or its wholly-owned subsidiaries. In addition, the consolidated balance sheets include liabilities of $15.9 million for which creditors may not have recourse to Era Group or any of its wholly-owned subsidiaries.
The consolidated statements of operations for the year ended December 31, 2015, include operating revenues of $13.4 million and net loss of $1.5 million as a result of the consolidation of Aeróleo including the effects of intercompany eliminations beginning with the date of consolidation. The table below represents the Company’s pro forma results of operations assuming the consolidation of Aeróleo took place on January 1, 2014 (unaudited, in thousands):
As a part of the same transaction, the Company acquired the remaining 50% ownership interest in Era do Brazil, a single purpose entity which owns one AW139 helicopter that is leased to Aeróleo. Era do Brazil is now a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Fixed Base Operations (“FBO”). On May 1, 2015, the Company sold its FBO business at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation, LLC. Pursuant to a membership interests purchase agreement, Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation, LLC acquired 100% of Era Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Era FBO LLC, for cash proceeds of $14.3 million. The Company recognized a pre-tax gain of $12.9 million on the sale.
Capital Expenditures. The Company’s capital expenditures were $60.1 million, $106.7 million and $110.1 million in 2015, 2014 and 2013, respectively, and consisted primarily of helicopter acquisitions and deposits on future helicopter deliveries. The Company records helicopter acquisitions in property and equipment and places helicopters in service once completion work has been finalized and the helicopters are ready for use. The Company sold or otherwise disposed of property and equipment for cash proceeds of $25.3 million, $7.1 million and $65.2 million in 2015, 2014 and 2013, respectively. A summary of changes to our owned helicopter fleet during the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013 were as follows:
The entire disclosure for long-lived, physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Includes, but is not limited to, accounting policies and methodology, roll forwards, depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, including composite depreciation, accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, useful lives and method used, income statement disclosures, assets held for sale and public utility disclosures.
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