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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2015
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 000-55409
QVC, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
State of Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
23-2414041
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
 
 
1200 Wilson Drive
West Chester, Pennsylvania
(Address of principal executive offices)
19380
(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (484) 701-1000
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 x 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 (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes x 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.
Large accelerated filer o
Accelerated filer o
Non-accelerated filer x
(do not check if
smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company o
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o No x
None of the voting stock of the registrant is held by a non-affiliate of the registrant. There is no publicly traded market for any class of voting stock of the registrant. There is one holder of record of our equity, Liberty QVC Holdings, LLC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation.
 




QVC, Inc.
2015 QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q


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Item 1. Financial Statements
QVC, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)
 
September 30,

December 31,

(in millions, except share amounts)
2015

2014

Assets
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
363

347

Restricted cash
12

12

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $80 at September 30, 2015 and $91 at December 31, 2014
874

1,196

Inventories
1,166

882

Deferred income taxes
212

210

Prepaid expenses
53

50

Total current assets
2,680

2,697

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $919 at September 30, 2015 and $884 at December 31, 2014
997

1,026

Cable and satellite television distribution rights, net
364

461

Goodwill
5,051

5,091

Other intangible assets, net
2,997

3,143

Other noncurrent assets
58

58

Total assets
$
12,147

12,476

Liabilities and equity


Current liabilities:


Current portion of debt and capital lease obligations
$
9

9

Accounts payable-trade
722

629

Accrued liabilities
714

885

Total current liabilities
1,445

1,523

Long-term portion of debt and capital lease obligations
4,534

4,620

Deferred compensation
14

17

Deferred income taxes
1,033

1,121

Other long-term liabilities
183

149

Total liabilities
7,209

7,430

Equity:


QVC, Inc. stockholder's equity:


Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1 authorized share


Additional paid-in capital
6,830

6,787

Accumulated deficit
(1,884
)
(1,805
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(116
)
(39
)
Total QVC, Inc. stockholder's equity
4,830

4,943

Noncontrolling interest
108

103

Total equity
4,938

5,046

Total liabilities and equity
$
12,147

12,476


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

I-1


QVC, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)
 
Three months ended September 30,
 
Nine months ended September 30,
 
(in millions)
2015

2014

2015

2014

Net revenue
$
2,007

2,020

5,943

6,020

Cost of goods sold
1,266

1,266

3,721

3,772

Gross profit
741

754

2,222

2,248

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
Operating
174

178

517

536

Selling, general and administrative, including
stock-based compensation
146

153

443

456

Depreciation
33

34

101

100

Amortization
108

113

341

336


461

478

1,402

1,428

Operating income
280

276

820

820

Other (expense) income:
 
 
 
 
Equity in losses of investee
(3
)
(2
)
(7
)
(5
)
Interest expense, net
(49
)
(60
)
(158
)
(182
)
Foreign currency gain
12

2

11

2

Loss on extinguishment of debt

(48
)
(21
)
(48
)

(40
)
(108
)
(175
)
(233
)
Income before income taxes
240

168

645

587

Income tax expense
(86
)
(65
)
(243
)
(222
)
Net income
154

103

402

365

Less net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest
(8
)
(8
)
(25
)
(27
)
Net income attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
$
146

95

377

338


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

I-2


QVC, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(unaudited)
 
Three months ended September 30,
 
Nine months ended September 30,
 
(in millions)
2015

2014

2015

2014

Net income
$
154

103

402

365

Foreign currency translation adjustments
3

(116
)
(77
)
(98
)
Total comprehensive income (loss)
157

(13
)
325

267

Comprehensive income attributable to
noncontrolling interest
(11
)
(1
)
(25
)
(23
)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
$
146

(14
)
300

244


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

I-3


QVC, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
 
Nine months ended September 30,
 
(in millions)
2015

2014

Operating activities:
 
 
Net income
$
402

365

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Equity in losses of investee
7

5

Deferred income taxes
(78
)
(147
)
Foreign currency gain
(11
)
(2
)
Depreciation
101

100

Amortization
341

336

Noncash interest
6

7

Loss on extinguishment of debt
21

48

Stock-based compensation
24

34

Change in other long-term liabilities
17

58

Effects of changes in working capital items
(50
)
8

Net cash provided by operating activities
780

812

Investing activities:
 
 
Capital expenditures
(132
)
(99
)
Expenditures for cable and satellite television distribution rights
(48
)
(30
)
Decreases in restricted cash

2

Changes in other noncurrent assets
(1
)
(1
)
Other investing activities
2

1

Net cash used in investing activities
(179
)
(127
)
Financing activities:
 
 
Principal payments of debt and capital lease obligations
(1,565
)
(2,396
)
Principal borrowings of debt from senior secured credit facility
1,470

726

Proceeds from issuance of senior secured notes, net of original issue discount

1,997

Payment of debt origination fees
(3
)
(25
)
Payment of bond premium fees
(18
)
(32
)
Dividends paid to Liberty
(444
)
(764
)
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest
(20
)
(25
)
Other financing activities
(1
)
(5
)
Net cash used in financing activities
(581
)
(524
)
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(4
)
(32
)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
16

129

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
347

457

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
363

586

Effects of changes in working capital items:
 
 
Decrease in accounts receivable
$
319

341

Increase in inventories
(298
)
(168
)
Increase in prepaid expenses
(5
)
(7
)
Increase in accounts payable-trade
84

127

Decrease in accrued liabilities and other
(150
)
(285
)
Effects of changes in working capital items
$
(50
)
8


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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QVC, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Equity
(unaudited)
 
Common stock
 
Additional paid-in capital

Accumulated deficit

Accumulated other
comprehensive loss

Noncontrolling interest

Total equity

(in millions, except share data)
Shares

Amount

Balance, December 31, 2014
1

$

6,787

(1,805
)
(39
)
103

5,046

Net income



377


25

402

Foreign currency translation adjustments




(77
)

(77
)
Dividends paid to Liberty and noncontrolling interest and other



(456
)

(20
)
(476
)
Impact of tax liability allocation and indemnification agreement with Liberty


13




13

Minimum withholding taxes on net share settlements of
stock-based compensation


(7
)



(7
)
Excess tax benefit resulting from stock-based compensation


13




13

Stock-based compensation


24




24

Balance, September 30, 2015
1

$

6,830

(1,884
)
(116
)
108

4,938


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(unaudited)


(1) Basis of Presentation
QVC, Inc. (unless otherwise indicated or required by the context, the terms "we," "our," "us," the "Company" and "QVC" refer to QVC, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries) is a retailer of a wide range of consumer products, which are marketed and sold primarily by merchandise-focused televised shopping programs, the Internet and mobile applications. In the United States, QVC's live programming is distributed via its nationally televised shopping program 24 hours per day, 364 days per year ("QVC-U.S."). Internationally, QVC's program services are based in Germany ("QVC-Germany"), Japan ("QVC-Japan"), the United Kingdom ("QVC-U.K.") and Italy ("QVC-Italy"). QVC-Germany distributes its program 24 hours per day with 17 hours of live programming, QVC-Japan distributes live programming 24 hours per day, and QVC-U.K. distributes its program 24 hours per day with 16 hours of live programming. Effective March 9, 2015, QVC-U.K. reduced its total live programming from 17 hours to 16 hours by distributing recorded programming during the 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. hour. QVC-Italy distributes programming live for 17 hours per day on satellite and digital terrestrial television and an additional seven hours per day of recorded programming on satellite and seven hours per day of general interest programming on digital terrestrial television.
In June 2015, QVC expanded its global presence into France ("QVC-France"), launching its website on June 23, 2015 followed by the launch of television programming on August 1, 2015. On weekdays, QVC-France distributes programming live for eight hours per day, and an additional 14 hours per day of recorded programming and two hours per day of general interest programming. On weekends, QVC-France distributes programming live for 12 hours per day, and an additional 10 hours per day of recorded programming and two hours per day of general interest programming.
The Company's Japanese operations are conducted through a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., LTD ("Mitsui") for a television and multimedia retailing service in Japan. QVC-Japan is owned 60% by the Company and 40% by Mitsui. The Company and Mitsui share in all profits and losses based on their respective ownership interests. During the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, QVC-Japan paid dividends to Mitsui of $20 million and $25 million, respectively.
The Company also has a joint venture with CNR Media Group, formerly known as China Broadcasting Corporation, a limited liability company owned by China National Radio (''CNR''). The Company owns a 49% interest in a CNR subsidiary, CNR Home Shopping Co., Ltd. (''CNRS''). CNRS operates a retail business in China through a shopping television channel with an associated website. Live programming is distributed for 17 hours per day and recorded programming for seven hours per day. This joint venture is accounted for as an equity method investment recorded as equity in losses of investee in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
We are an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation ("Liberty"), which owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. On October 3, 2014, we declared and paid a dividend in cash to Liberty in the amount of $1 billion with funds drawn from the Company's credit facility. Additionally, Liberty reattributed from the Interactive Group to the Ventures Group $970 million in cash and certain of its digital commerce companies, including Backcountry.com, Inc., Bodybuilding.com, LLC, CommerceHub, Provide Commerce, Inc., Evite, Inc. and LMC Right Start, Inc. As a result of these transactions, the Interactive Group is now referred to as the QVC Group, which tracks our Company, zulily (defined below) (as of October 1, 2015) and Liberty's 38% equity interest in HSN, Inc., one of our two closest televised shopping competitors, along with cash and certain liabilities. The Liberty Interactive tracking stock trading symbol "LINTA" was changed to "QVCA" and the "LINTB" trading symbol was changed to "QVCB," effective October 7, 2014. Effective June 4, 2015, the name of the “Liberty Interactive common stock” was changed to the “QVC Group common stock.”
On October 1, 2015, Liberty acquired all of the outstanding shares of zulily, inc. ("zulily") (now known as zulily, llc). zulily is an online retailer offering customers a fun and entertaining shopping experience with a fresh selection of new product styles launched each day. zulily is attributed to the QVC Group and we believe that its business is complementary to our Company.
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its majority-owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions were eliminated in consolidation.


I-6

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)

The accompanying (a) condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2014, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and (b) the interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X as promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the results for such periods have been included. The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in QVC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates include, but are not limited to, sales returns, uncollectible receivables, inventory obsolescence, depreciable lives of fixed assets, internally-developed software, valuation of acquired intangible assets and goodwill, income taxes and stock-based compensation.
On May 28, 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. The ASU will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP when it becomes effective and permits the use of either a retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-14 which defers the effective date of ASU No. 2014-09 to fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2017. Early application is permitted for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, which was the original effective date. The Company is evaluating the effect that ASU No. 2014-09 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures. The Company has not yet selected a transition method nor has it determined the effect of the standard on its ongoing financial reporting.
On April 7, 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs, which requires debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability to be presented on the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the debt liability. This ASU intends to simplify the presentation of debt issuance costs. This standard will more closely align the presentation of debt issuance costs under U.S. GAAP with the presentation under comparable International Financial Reporting Standards. Subsequent to the issuance of ASU 2015-03, the SEC staff made an announcement regarding the presentation of debt issuance costs associated with line-of-credit arrangements, which was codified by the FASB in ASU 2015-15, Presentation and Subsequent Measurement of Debt Issuance Costs Associated with Line-of-Credit Arrangements. The amendments in these new accounting standards are effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015 and interim periods within those years. Early adoption is permitted for financial statements that have not been previously issued and retrospective application is required for each balance sheet presented. We plan to adopt this new guidance in the fourth quarter of 2015. The Company has determined there is no significant effect of the standards on its ongoing financial reporting.
In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-05, Customer's Accounting for Fees Paid in a Cloud Computing Arrangement, which provides explicit guidance to help companies evaluate the accounting for fees paid by a customer in a cloud computing arrangement. The new guidance clarifies that if a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license, the customer should account for the license consistent with its accounting for other software licenses. If the arrangement does not include a software license, the customer should account for the arrangement as a service contract. This new standard is effective for the Company for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015. The Company has determined there is no significant effect of the standard on its ongoing financial reporting.


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QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-11, Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory, that changes the measurement principle for inventory from the lower of cost or market to lower of cost and net realizable value. The new principle is part of the FASB’s simplification initiative and applies to entities that measure inventory using a method other than last-in, first-out (LIFO) or the retail inventory method. The new standard is effective for the Company for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016. The Company has determined there is no significant effect of the standard on its ongoing financial reporting.
In September 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-16, Simplifying the Accounting for Measurement-Period Adjustments, which eliminates the requirement for an acquirer to retrospectively adjust the financial statements for measurement-period adjustments that occur in periods after a business combination is consummated. The new standard is effective for the Company for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015. The Company has determined there is no significant effect of the standard on its ongoing financial reporting.
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform with the current period presentation.
(2) Cable and Satellite Television Distribution Rights, Net
Cable and satellite television distribution rights consisted of the following:
(in millions)
September 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

Cable and satellite television distribution rights
$
2,258

2,308

Less accumulated amortization
(1,894
)
(1,847
)
Cable and satellite television distribution rights, net
$
364

461

The Company recorded amortization expense of $45 million and $46 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, related to cable and satellite television distribution rights. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, amortization expense for cable and satellite television distribution rights was $140 million and $139 million, respectively.
As of September 30, 2015, related amortization expense for each of the next five years ended December 31 was as follows (in millions):
Remainder of 2015
$
43

2016
171

2017
118

2018
12

2019
9

The decrease in future amortization expense in 2018 is primarily due to the end of affiliation agreement terms for contracts in place at the time of Liberty's acquisition of QVC in 2003.
(3) Goodwill
The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 were as follows:
(in millions)
QVC-U.S.

QVC-Germany

QVC-Japan

QVC-U.K.

QVC-Italy

Total

Balance as of December 31, 2014
$
4,190

308

253

203

137

5,091

Exchange rate fluctuations

(24
)
(1
)
(4
)
(11
)
(40
)
Balance as of September 30, 2015
$
4,190

284

252

199

126

5,051



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QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)

(4) Other Intangible Assets, Net
Other intangible assets consisted of the following:
 
September 30, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
(in millions)
Gross
cost

Accumulated
amortization

Other intangible assets, net

Gross
cost

Accumulated
amortization

Other intangible assets, net

Purchased and internally developed software
$
594

(404
)
190

568

(369
)
199

Affiliate and customer relationships
2,414

(2,076
)
338

2,428

(1,958
)
470

Debt origination fees
53

(12
)
41

60

(14
)
46

Trademarks (indefinite life)
2,428


2,428

2,428


2,428


$
5,489

(2,492
)
2,997

5,484

(2,341
)
3,143

The Company recorded amortization expense of $63 million and $67 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, related to other intangible assets. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, amortization expense for other intangible assets was $201 million and $197 million, respectively.
As of September 30, 2015, the related amortization and interest expense for each of the next five years ended December 31 was as follows (in millions):
Remainder of 2015
$
69

2016
267

2017
175

2018
31

2019
9

The decrease in future amortization expense in 2018 is primarily due to the end of the useful lives of the affiliate and customer relationships in place at the time of Liberty's acquisition of QVC in 2003.
(5) Accrued Liabilities
Accrued liabilities consisted of the following:
(in millions)
September 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

Accounts payable non-trade
$
185

200

Accrued compensation and benefits
115

110

Deferred revenue
90

85

Allowance for sales returns
84

109

Income taxes
72

137

Sales and other taxes
49

83

Accrued interest
47

79

Other
72

82

 
$
714

885



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QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)

(6) Long-Term Debt
Long-term debt consisted of the following:
(in millions)
September 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

3.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2019, net of original issue discount
$
399

399

7.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2020

500

5.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2022
500

500

4.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2023, net of original issue discount
750

750

4.85% Senior Secured Notes due 2024, net of original issue discount
600

600

4.45% Senior Secured Notes due 2025, net of original issue discount
599

599

5.45% Senior Secured Notes due 2034, net of original issue discount
399

399

5.95% Senior Secured Notes due 2043, net of original issue discount
300

300

Senior secured credit facility
920

508

Capital lease obligations
76

74

Total debt
4,543

4,629

Less current portion
(9
)
(9
)
Long-term portion of debt and capital lease obligations
$
4,534

4,620

Senior Secured Notes
All of QVC's senior secured notes are secured by the capital stock of QVC and certain of its subsidiaries and have equal priority to the senior secured credit facility. The interest on all of QVC's senior secured notes is payable semi-annually.
On April 15, 2015, QVC completed the redemption of $500 million principal amount of its 7.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2020, whereby holders received consideration of $1,036.88 for each $1,000 of principal tendered. As a result of the redemption, the Company recorded an extinguishment loss in the condensed consolidated statements of operations of $21 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.
Senior Secured Credit Facility
On March 9, 2015, QVC amended and restated its senior secured credit facility (the "Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement"), which is a multi-currency facility that provides for a $2.25 billion revolving credit facility with a $250 million sub-limit for standby letters of credit and $1.5 billion of uncommitted incremental revolving loan commitments or incremental term loans. QVC may elect that the loans extended under the senior secured credit facility bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the ABR or LIBOR, as each is defined in the senior secured credit facility agreement, plus a margin of 0.25% to 1.75% depending on various factors. Each loan may be prepaid in whole or in part without penalty at any time other than customary breakage costs. Any amounts prepaid on the revolving credit facility may be reborrowed. Payment of loans may be accelerated following certain customary events of default. The senior secured credit facility is secured by the capital stock of QVC. The purpose of the amendment was to, among other things, extend the maturity of our senior secured credit facility to March 9, 2020 and lower the interest rate on borrowings.
QVC had $1.3 billion available under the terms of the senior secured credit facility at September 30, 2015 (see Note 13). The interest rate on the senior secured credit facility was 1.7% at September 30, 2015.


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QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)

The Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement contains certain affirmative and negative covenants, including certain restrictions on the Company and each of its restricted subsidiaries (subject to certain exceptions) with respect to, among other things: incurring additional indebtedness; creating liens on property or assets; making certain loans or investments; selling or disposing of assets; paying certain dividends and other restricted payments; dissolving, consolidating or merging; entering into certain transactions with affiliates; entering into sale or leaseback transactions; restricting subsidiary distributions; and limiting the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio, which is defined in QVC’s senior secured credit facility as the ratio of consolidated total debt to consolidated Adjusted OIBDA for the most recent four fiscal quarter period. The Company defines Adjusted OIBDA as revenue less cost of goods sold, operating expenses, and selling, general and administrative expenses (excluding stock-based compensation).
Other Debt Related Information
QVC was in compliance with all of its debt covenants at September 30, 2015.
During the quarter, there were no significant changes to QVC's debt credit ratings.
The weighted average rate applicable to all of the outstanding debt (excluding capital leases) was 4.1% as of September 30, 2015.
(7) Leases and Transponder Service Arrangements
Future minimum payments under noncancelable operating leases and capital transponder leases with initial terms of one year or more and the lease related to our West Coast Distribution Center at September 30, 2015 consisted of the following:
(in millions)
Capital transponders

Operating leases

Build to suit lease

Remainder of 2015
$
3

5


2016
11

20


2017
12

18

5

2018
14

16

6

2019
13

13

6

Thereafter
29

96

79

Total
$
82

168

96

The Company has entered into twelve separate capital lease agreements with transponder suppliers to transmit its signals in the U.S., Germany and France at an aggregate monthly cost of $1 million. Depreciation expense related to the transponders was $3 million for both the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, depreciation expense related to the transponders was $10 million and $9 million, respectively. Total future minimum capital lease payments of $82 million include $6 million of imputed interest. The transponder service agreements for our U.S. transponders expire between 2019 and 2023. The transponder service agreements for our international transponders expire between 2019 and 2024.
Expenses for operating leases, principally for data processing equipment, facilities, satellite uplink service agreements and the West Coast Distribution Center land, amounted to $7 million and $6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, expenses for operating leases were $19 million and $20 million, respectively.
On July 2, 2015, QVC entered into a lease (the “Lease”) for a new distribution center. Pursuant to the Lease, the landlord is building an approximately one million square foot rental building in Ontario, California (the “Premises”), and thereafter will lease the Premises to QVC as its new west coast distribution center for an initial term of 15 years. Under the Lease, QVC is required to pay an initial base rent of approximately $6 million a year, increasing to approximately $8 million a year by the final year of the initial term, as well as all real estate taxes and other building operating costs. QVC also has an option to extend the term of the Lease for up to two consecutive terms of 10 years each.


I-11

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)

QVC has the right to obtain the Premises and related land from the landlord by entering into an amended and restated lease at any time during the twenty-fifth or twenty-sixth months of the Lease's initial term with a $10 million initial payment and annual payments of $12 million over a term of 13 years.
We have concluded that we are the deemed owner (for accounting purposes only) of the Premises during the construction period under build to suit lease accounting. Building construction began in July of 2015. During the construction period, we are recording estimated project construction costs incurred by the landlord as a construction-in-progress asset and a corresponding long-term liability in “Property and equipment, net” and “Other long-term liabilities,” respectively, on our consolidated balance sheet. In addition, the Company will pay for normal tenant improvements and certain structural improvements and will record these amounts as part of the construction-in-progress asset. As of September 30, 2015 the construction-in-progress asset related to the West Coast Distribution Center was $14 million.
Once the landlord completes the construction of the Premises (estimated to be mid 2016), we will evaluate the Lease in order to determine whether the Lease meets the criteria for “sale-leaseback” treatment under U.S. GAAP. If the Lease meets the “sale-leaseback” criteria, we will remove the asset and the related liability from our consolidated balance sheet and treat the Lease as either an operating or capital lease based on the our assessment of the accounting guidance. However, we currently expect that upon completion of construction of the Premises that the Lease will not meet the "sale-leaseback" criteria.
If the Lease does not meet “sale-leaseback” criteria, we will treat the Lease as a financing obligation and lease payments will be attributed to: (1) a reduction of the principal financing obligation; (2) imputed interest expense; and (3) land lease expense representing an imputed cost to lease the underlying land of the Premises. In addition, the building asset will be depreciated over its estimated useful life. Although we will not begin making monthly lease payments pursuant to the Lease until February 2017, the portion of the lease obligations allocated to the land are being treated for accounting purposes as an operating lease that commenced in 2015. If the Company does not exercise its right to obtain the Premises and related land, the Company will derecognize both the net book values of the asset and the financing obligation at the conclusion of the lease term.
(8) Income Taxes
The Company calculates its interim income tax provision by applying its best estimate of the annual expected effective tax rate to its ordinary year-to-date income or loss. The tax or benefit related to significant, unusual or extraordinary items that will be separately reported or reported net of their related tax effect are individually computed and recognized in the interim period in which those items occur.
The computation of the annual estimated effective tax rate at each interim period requires certain estimates and significant judgment including, but not limited to, the expected operating income for the year, projections of the proportion of income earned and taxed in foreign jurisdictions, permanent and temporary differences as a result of differences between amounts measured and recognized in accordance with tax laws and financial accounting standards, and the likelihood of recovering deferred tax assets. The accounting estimates used to compute the provision for income taxes may change as new events occur, additional information is obtained or as the tax environment changes. To the extent that the estimated annual effective tax rate changes during a quarter, the effect of the change on the prior quarters is included in the tax expense for the current quarter.
For the three months ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded a tax provision of $86 million, which represented an effective tax rate of 35.8%. For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company recorded a tax provision of $243 million, which represented an effective tax rate of 37.7%. These rates differ from the U.S. federal income tax rate of 35.0% due primarily to state tax expense.
QVC is party to ongoing discussions with the Internal Revenue Service under the Compliance Assurance Process audit program. The Company files Federal tax returns on a consolidated basis with its parent company, Liberty. The Company, or one of its subsidiaries, files income tax returns in various states and foreign jurisdictions. As of September 30, 2015, the Company, or one of its subsidiaries, was under examination in California, New York State, New York City, and Pennsylvania as well as in Germany, the U.K. and Italy.


I-12

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)

The amounts of the tax-related balances due to Liberty at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 were $15 million and $55 million, respectively, and were included in accrued liabilities in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.
The Company is a party to a Tax Liability Allocation and Indemnification Agreement (the “Tax Agreement”) with Liberty. The Tax Agreement establishes the methodology for the calculation and payment of income taxes in connection with the consolidation of the Company with Liberty for income tax purposes. Generally, the Tax Agreement provides that the Company will pay Liberty an amount equal to the tax liability, if any, that it would have if it were to file as a consolidated group separate and apart from Liberty, with exceptions for the treatment and timing of certain items, including but not limited to deferred intercompany transactions, credits, and net operating and capital losses. To the extent that the separate company tax expense is different from the payment terms of the Tax Agreement, the difference is recorded as either a dividend or capital contribution.
(9) Commitments and Contingencies
The Company has contingent liabilities related to legal and tax proceedings and other matters arising in the ordinary course of business. Although it is reasonably possible the Company may incur losses upon conclusion of such matters, an estimate of any loss or range of loss cannot be made. In the opinion of management, it is expected that the amounts, if any, which may be required to satisfy such contingencies will not be material in relation to the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.
Network and information systems, including the Internet and telecommunication systems, third party delivery services and other technologies are critical to our business activities. Substantially all our customer orders, fulfillment and delivery services are dependent upon the use of network and information systems, including the use of third party telecommunication and delivery service providers. If information systems including the Internet or telecommunication services are disrupted, or if the third party delivery services experience a disruption in their transportation delivery services, we could face a significant disruption in fulfilling our customer orders and shipment of our products. We have active disaster recovery programs in place to help mitigate risks associated with these critical business activities.
(10) Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value
For assets and liabilities required to be reported or disclosed at fair value, U.S. GAAP provides a hierarchy that prioritizes inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three broad levels. Level 1 inputs are quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the reporting entity has the ability to access at the measurement date. Level 2 inputs, other than quoted market prices included within Level 1, are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.
The Company's assets and liabilities measured or disclosed at fair value were as follows:


Fair value measurements at September 30, 2015 using
 
(in millions)
Total

Quoted prices
in active
markets for
identical
assets
(Level 1)

Significant
other
observable
inputs
(Level 2)

Significant
unobservable
inputs
(Level 3)

Current assets:




Cash equivalents
$
235

235



Long-term liabilities:




Debt (note 6)
4,397


4,397




I-13

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)



Fair value measurements at December 31, 2014 using
 
(in millions)
Total

Quoted prices
in active
markets for
identical
assets
(Level 1)

Significant
other
observable
inputs
(Level 2)

Significant
unobservable
inputs
(Level 3)

Current assets:




Cash equivalents
$
245

245



Long-term liabilities:








Debt (note 6)
4,626


4,626


The majority of the Company's Level 2 financial liabilities are debt instruments with quoted market prices that are not considered to be traded on "active markets," as defined in U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, the financial instruments are reported in the foregoing tables as Level 2 fair value instruments.
(11) Information about QVC's Operating Segments
Each of the Company's operating segments are retailers of a wide range of consumer products, which are marketed and sold primarily by merchandise-focused televised-shopping programs as well as via the Internet and mobile applications in certain markets. The Company has identified six reportable operating segments: the United States, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy and France.
The Company evaluates performance and makes decisions about allocating resources to its operating segments based on financial measures such as net revenue, Adjusted OIBDA, gross margin, average sales price per unit, number of units shipped and revenue or sales per subscriber equivalent. The Company defines Adjusted OIBDA as revenue less cost of goods sold, operating expenses, and selling, general and administrative expenses (excluding stock-based compensation). The Company believes this measure is an important indicator of the operational strength and performance of its segments, including the ability to service debt and fund capital expenditures. In addition, this measure allows management to view operating results and perform analytical comparisons and benchmarking among our businesses and identify strategies to improve performance. This measure of performance excludes depreciation, amortization and stock-based compensation, that are included in the measurement of operating income pursuant to U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, Adjusted OIBDA should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, operating income, net income, cash flow provided by operating activities and other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
Performance measures
 
Three months ended September 30,
 
 
Nine months ended September 30,
 
 
2015
 
2014
 
 
2015
 
2014
 
(in millions)
Net
revenue

Adjusted
OIBDA

Net
revenue

Adjusted
OIBDA

 
Net
revenue

Adjusted
OIBDA

Net
revenue

Adjusted
OIBDA

QVC-U.S.
$
1,420

333

1,368

329

 
4,168

988

4,025

955

QVC-Germany
199

36

229

42

 
602

110

706

121

QVC-Japan
192

35

216

41

 
590

111

673

131

QVC-U.K.
168

33

173

31

 
497

96

516

91

QVC-Italy
28


34

(1
)
 
86

(3
)
100

(5
)
QVC-France

(7
)

(3
)
 

(16
)

(3
)
Consolidated QVC
$
2,007

430

2,020

439

 
5,943

1,286

6,020

1,290

Net revenue amounts by product category are not available from our general purpose financial statements.


I-14

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)

Other information
 
Three months ended September 30,
 
 
Nine months ended September 30,
 
 
2015
 
2014
 
 
2015
 
2014
 
(in millions)
Depreciation

Amortization

Depreciation

Amortization

 
Depreciation

Amortization

Depreciation

Amortization

QVC-U.S.
$
15

97

14

98

 
47

303

41

290

QVC-Germany
7

7

8

9

 
20

23

24

28

QVC-Japan
5

2

5

3

 
15

6

14

7

QVC-U.K.
3

2

5

3

 
11

8

13

10

QVC-Italy
2


2


 
7

1

8

1

QVC-France
1




 
1




Consolidated QVC
$
33

108

34

113

 
101

341

100

336

 
September 30, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
(in millions)
Total
assets

Capital
expenditures

Total
assets

Capital
expenditures

QVC-U.S.
$
9,925

98

10,133

141

QVC-Germany
851

7

915

10

QVC-Japan
619

2

644

2

QVC-U.K.
500

10

537

16

QVC-Italy
224

2

245

13

QVC-France
28

13

2

1

Consolidated QVC
$
12,147

132

12,476

183

Long-lived assets, net of accumulated depreciation, by geographic area were as follows:
(in millions)
September 30, 2015

December 31, 2014

QVC-U.S.
$
479

463

QVC-Germany
180

209

QVC-Japan
161

176

QVC-U.K.
107

120

QVC-Italy
48

57

QVC-France
22

1

Consolidated QVC
$
997

1,026

The following table provides a reconciliation of Adjusted OIBDA to income before income taxes:
 
Three months ended September 30,
 
Nine months ended September 30,
 
(in millions)
2015

2014

2015

2014

Adjusted OIBDA
$
430

439

1,286

1,290

Stock-based compensation
(9
)
(16
)
(24
)
(34
)
Depreciation and amortization
(141
)
(147
)
(442
)
(436
)
Equity in losses of investee
(3
)
(2
)
(7
)
(5
)
Interest expense, net
(49
)
(60
)
(158
)
(182
)
Foreign currency gain
12

2

11

2

Loss on extinguishment of debt

(48
)
(21
)
(48
)
Income before income taxes
$
240

168

645

587



I-15

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)

(12) Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income
The change in the component of accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income, net of taxes ("AOCI"), is summarized as follows:
(in millions)
Foreign currency translation adjustments

AOCI

Balance at January 1, 2015
$
(39
)
(39
)
Other comprehensive loss attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
(77
)
(77
)
Balance at September 30, 2015
(116
)
(116
)
 
 
 
Balance at January 1, 2014
$
139

139

Other comprehensive loss attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
(94
)
(94
)
Balance at September 30, 2014
45

45

The component of other comprehensive income is reflected in QVC's condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income, net of taxes. The following table summarizes the tax effects related to the component of other comprehensive income:
(in millions)
Before-tax amount

Tax benefit

Net-of-tax amount

Three months ended September 30, 2015:
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(9
)
12

3

Other comprehensive (loss) income
(9
)
12

3

 
 
 
 
Three months ended September 30, 2014:
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(145
)
29

(116
)
Other comprehensive loss
(145
)
29

(116
)
 
 
 
 
Nine months ended September 30, 2015:



Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(89
)
12

(77
)
Other comprehensive loss
(89
)
12

(77
)




Nine months ended September 30, 2014:



Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(124
)
26

(98
)
Other comprehensive loss
(124
)
26

(98
)
(13) Subsequent Events
Subsequent to September 30, 2015, QVC declared and paid a dividend to Liberty in the amount of $910 million to support Liberty’s purchase of zulily. We borrowed from our Senior Secured Credit Facility to fund this dividend.


I-16

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)

(14) Guarantor/Non-guarantor Subsidiary Financial Information
The following information contains the condensed consolidating financial statements for the Company, the parent on a stand-alone basis (QVC, Inc.), the combined subsidiary guarantors (Affiliate Relations Holdings, Inc.; Affiliate Investment, Inc.; AMI 2, Inc.; ER Marks, Inc.; QVC International Ltd; QVC Rocky Mount, Inc.; QVC San Antonio, LLC; Global Holdings I, Inc.; and Global Holdings II, Inc.) and the combined non-guarantor subsidiaries pursuant to Rule 3-10 of Regulation S-X. Certain non-guarantor subsidiaries are majority-owned by QVC International Ltd, which is a guarantor subsidiary.
These condensed consolidating financial statements have been prepared from the Company's financial information on the same basis of accounting as the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements. The principal elimination entries relate to investments in subsidiaries and intercompany balances and transactions, such as management fees, royalty revenue and expense, interest income and expense and gains on intercompany asset transfers. In the fourth quarter of 2014 the Company revised the presentation of intercompany management expense (income) and prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform with the current period presentation. Goodwill and other intangible assets have been allocated to the subsidiaries based on management’s estimates. Certain costs have been partially allocated to all of the subsidiaries of the Company.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, an intangible asset held by certain non-guarantor subsidiaries was sold to QVC, Inc. resulting in a gain of $20 million reflected in intercompany interest and other income for the non-guarantor subsidiaries and also included in equity in earnings of subsidiaries for the subsidiary guarantors. The gain is eliminated in the eliminations column. The impact of these earnings has been eliminated in the presentation of intangible assets and equity in earnings of subsidiaries of the parent company.
The subsidiary guarantors are 100% owned by the Company. All guarantees are full and unconditional and are joint and several. There are no significant restrictions on the ability of the Company to obtain funds from its U.S. subsidiaries, including the guarantors, by dividend or loan. The Company has not presented separate notes and other disclosures concerning the subsidiary guarantors as the Company has determined that such material information is available in the notes to the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements.


I-17

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)


Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets
September 30, 2015
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Assets
Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents
$
2

135

226


363

Restricted cash
9


3


12

Accounts receivable, net
660


214


874

Inventories
899


267


1,166

Deferred income taxes
175

26

11


212

Prepaid expenses
24


29


53

Total current assets
1,769

161

750


2,680

Property and equipment, net
277

67

653


997

Cable and satellite television distribution rights, net

315

49


364

Goodwill
4,191


860


5,051

Other intangible assets, net
899

2,050

48


2,997

Other noncurrent assets
6


52


58

Investments in subsidiaries
3,662

2,679


(6,341
)

Total assets
$
10,804

5,272

2,412

(6,341
)
12,147

Liabilities and equity
Current liabilities:





Current portion of debt and capital lease obligations
$
3


6


9

Accounts payable-trade
493


229


722

Accrued liabilities
136

160

418


714

Intercompany accounts payable (receivable)
500

1,303

(1,803
)


Total current liabilities
1,132

1,463

(1,150
)

1,445

Long-term portion of debt and capital lease obligations
4,480


54


4,534

Deferred compensation
14




14

Deferred income taxes
237

780

16


1,033

Other long-term liabilities
111


72


183

Total liabilities
5,974

2,243

(1,008
)

7,209

Equity:





QVC, Inc. stockholder's equity
4,830

3,029

3,312

(6,341
)
4,830

Noncontrolling interest


108


108

Total equity
4,830

3,029

3,420

(6,341
)
4,938

Total liabilities and equity
$
10,804

5,272

2,412

(6,341
)
12,147



I-18

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)


Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets
December 31, 2014
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Assets
Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents
$
2

123

222


347

Restricted cash
10


2


12

Accounts receivable, net
909


287


1,196

Inventories
680


202


882

Deferred income taxes
192


18


210

Prepaid expenses
25


25


50

Total current assets
1,818

123

756


2,697

Property and equipment, net
273

68

685


1,026

Cable and satellite television distribution rights, net

388

73


461

Goodwill
4,184


907


5,091

Other intangible assets, net
1,023

2,051

69


3,143

Other noncurrent assets
1


57


58

Investments in subsidiaries
4,681

1,386


(6,067
)

Total assets
$
11,980

4,016

2,547

(6,067
)
12,476

Liabilities and equity
Current liabilities:





Current portion of debt and capital lease obligations
$
2


7


9

Accounts payable-trade
420


209


629

Accrued liabilities
282

143

460


885

Intercompany accounts payable (receivable)
1,384

(921
)
(463
)


Total current liabilities
2,088

(778
)
213


1,523

Long-term portion of debt and capital lease obligations
4,565


55


4,620

Deferred compensation
16


1


17

Deferred income taxes
269

877

(25
)

1,121

Other long-term liabilities
99


50


149

Total liabilities
7,037

99

294


7,430

Equity:





QVC, Inc. stockholder's equity
4,943

3,917

2,150

(6,067
)
4,943

Noncontrolling interest


103


103

Total equity
4,943

3,917

2,253

(6,067
)
5,046

Total liabilities and equity
$
11,980

4,016

2,547

(6,067
)
12,476



I-19

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)


Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations
Three months ended September 30, 2015
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Net revenue
$
1,458

223

641

(315
)
2,007

Cost of goods sold
905

27

385

(51
)
1,266

Gross profit
553

196

256

(264
)
741

Operating expenses:





Operating
95

63

88

(72
)
174

Selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation
255


83

(192
)
146

Depreciation
11

2

20


33

Amortization
56

40

12


108


417

105

203

(264
)
461

Operating income
136

91

53


280

Other (expense) income:





Equity in losses of investee


(3
)

(3
)
Interest expense, net
(50
)

1


(49
)
Foreign currency gain
2

7

3


12

Intercompany interest (expense) income
(1
)
(21
)
22




(49
)
(14
)
23


(40
)
Income before income taxes
87

77

76


240

Income tax expense
(23
)
(25
)
(38
)

(86
)
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries, net of tax
90

37


(127
)

Net income
154

89

38

(127
)
154

Less net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest
(8
)

(8
)
8

(8
)
Net income attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
$
146

89

30

(119
)
146



I-20

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)


Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations
Three months ended September 30, 2014
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Net revenue
$
1,404

210

745

(339
)
2,020

Cost of goods sold
873

27

430

(64
)
1,266

Gross profit
531

183

315

(275
)
754

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
Operating
115

61

95

(93
)
178

Selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation
250


85

(182
)
153

Depreciation
10

1

23


34

Amortization
56

39

18


113


431

101

221

(275
)
478

Operating income
100

82

94


276

Other (expense) income:
 
 
 
 
 
Equity in losses of investee


(2
)

(2
)
Interest expense, net
(60
)



(60
)
Foreign currency gain (loss)
6

(2
)
(2
)

2

Loss on extinguishment of debt
(48
)



(48
)
Intercompany interest (expense) income
(6
)
13

(7
)



(108
)
11

(11
)

(108
)
(Loss) income before income taxes
(8
)
93

83


168

Income tax expense
(15
)
(29
)
(21
)

(65
)
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries, net of tax
126

13


(139
)

Net income
103

77

62

(139
)
103

Less net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest
(8
)

(8
)
8

(8
)
Net income attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
$
95

77

54

(131
)
95




I-21

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)


Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations
Nine months ended September 30, 2015
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Net revenue
$
4,282

645

1,938

(922
)
5,943

Cost of goods sold
2,632

75

1,153

(139
)
3,721

Gross profit
1,650

570

785

(783
)
2,222

Operating expenses:





Operating
294

181

266

(224
)
517

Selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation
757


245

(559
)
443

Depreciation
32

6

63


101

Amortization
175

121

45


341


1,258

308

619

(783
)
1,402

Operating income
392

262

166


820

Other (expense) income:





Equity in losses of investee


(7
)

(7
)
Interest expense, net
(157
)

(1
)

(158
)
Foreign currency gain (loss)
7

(6
)
10


11

Loss on extinguishment of debt
(21
)



(21
)
Intercompany interest (expense) income
(7
)
(30
)
37




(178
)
(36
)
39


(175
)
Income before income taxes
214

226

205


645

Income tax expense
(63
)
(101
)
(79
)

(243
)
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries, net of tax
251

145


(396
)

Net income
402

270

126

(396
)
402

Less net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest
(25
)

(25
)
25

(25
)
Net income attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
$
377

270

101

(371
)
377



I-22

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)


Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations
Nine months ended September 30, 2014
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Net revenue
$
4,133

601

2,196

(910
)
6,020

Cost of goods sold
2,565

75

1,308

(176
)
3,772

Gross profit
1,568

526

888

(734
)
2,248

Operating expenses:





Operating
276

174

295

(209
)
536

Selling, general and administrative, including stock-based compensation
713


268

(525
)
456

Depreciation
29

4

67


100

Amortization
166

115

55


336


1,184

293

685

(734
)
1,428

Operating income
384

233

203


820

Other (expense) income:





Equity in losses of investee


(5
)

(5
)
Interest expense, net
(173
)

(9
)

(182
)
Foreign currency gain (loss)
3

(2
)
1


2

Loss on extinguishment of debt
(48
)



(48
)
Intercompany interest and other (expense) income
(16
)
39

(3
)
(20
)


(234
)
37

(16
)
(20
)
(233
)
Income before income taxes
150

270

187

(20
)
587

Income tax expense
(22
)
(81
)
(119
)

(222
)
Equity in earnings (losses) of subsidiaries, net of tax
237

(6
)

(231
)

Net income
365

183

68

(251
)
365

Less net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest
(27
)

(27
)
27

(27
)
Net income attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
$
338

183

41

(224
)
338




I-23

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)


Condensed Consolidating Statements of Comprehensive Income
Three months ended September 30, 2015
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Net income
$
154

89

38

(127
)
154

Foreign currency translation adjustments
3


3

(3
)
3

Total comprehensive income
157

89

41

(130
)
157

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest
(11
)

(11
)
11

(11
)
Comprehensive income attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
$
146

89

30

(119
)
146

Condensed Consolidating Statements of Comprehensive Income
Three months ended September 30, 2014
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Net income
$
103

77

62

(139
)
103

Foreign currency translation adjustments
(116
)

(116
)
116

(116
)
Total comprehensive (loss) income
(13
)
77

(54
)
(23
)
(13
)
Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest
(1
)

(1
)
1

(1
)
Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
$
(14
)
77

(55
)
(22
)
(14
)


I-24

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)


Condensed Consolidating Statements of Comprehensive Income
Nine months ended September 30, 2015
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Net income
$
402

270

126

(396
)
402

Foreign currency translation adjustments
(77
)

(77
)
77

(77
)
Total comprehensive income
325

270

49

(319
)
325

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest
(25
)

(25
)
25

(25
)
Comprehensive income attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
$
300

270

24

(294
)
300

Condensed Consolidating Statements of Comprehensive Income
Nine months ended September 30, 2014
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Net income
$
365

183

68

(251
)
365

Foreign currency translation adjustments
(98
)

(98
)
98

(98
)
Total comprehensive income (loss)
267

183

(30
)
(153
)
267

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest
(23
)

(23
)
23

(23
)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to QVC, Inc. stockholder
$
244

183

(53
)
(130
)
244




I-25

QVC, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (continued)
(unaudited)


Condensed Consolidating Statements of Cash Flows
Nine months ended September 30, 2015
 
(in millions)
Parent
issuer-
QVC, Inc.

Combined
subsidiary
guarantors

Combined
non-guarantor
subsidiaries

Eliminations

Consolidated-
QVC, Inc. and
subsidiaries

Operating activities:










Net cash provided by operating activities
$
351

152

277


780

Investing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(90
)
(6
)
(36
)

(132
)
Expenditures for cable and satellite television distribution rights, net

(45
)
(3
)

(48
)
Decrease (increase) in restricted cash
1


(1
)


Changes in other noncurrent assets


(1
)

(1
)
Other investing activities
2




2

Intercompany investing activities
339

382


(721
)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
252

331

(41
)
(721
)
(179
)
Financing activities: