10-Q 1 ccoh10-q2019q1.htm 10-Q Document


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-
(Mark One)
[X]          QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2019
 
[  ]           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
001‑32663
 
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
 
Delaware
 
86-0812139
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
20880 Stone Oak Parkway
San Antonio, Texas
 
78258
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
(210) 822-2828
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
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 [  ]
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes [X] No [  ]
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer  [  ]       Accelerated filer   [X]    Non-accelerated filer [  ]       Smaller reporting company   [  ] Emerging growth company [ ]
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [ ]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes [  ] No [X]

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Class
Outstanding at April 22, 2019
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Class A Common Stock, $.01 par value
50,582,118
Class B Common Stock, $.01 par value
315,000,000




CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC.
 
INDEX
 
 
 
Page No.
Part I -- Financial Information
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Part II -- Other Information
 
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 5.
Item 6.
 





PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
(In thousands, except share and per share data)
March 31, 2019
 
December 31,
2018
 
(Unaudited)
 
CURRENT ASSETS
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
170,510

 
$
182,456

Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $24,465 in 2019 and $24,224 in 2018
636,520

 
706,309

Prepaid expenses
60,286

 
95,734

Other current assets
31,642

 
31,301

Total Current Assets
898,958

 
1,015,800

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
 
 
 
Structures, net
1,014,688

 
1,053,016

Other property, plant and equipment, net
229,872

 
235,922

INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL
 
 
 
Indefinite-lived intangibles
971,163

 
971,163

Other intangibles, net
249,184

 
252,862

Goodwill
702,819

 
706,003

OTHER ASSETS
 
 
 
Operating lease right-of-use assets
2,004,486

 

Due from iHeartCommunications, net of allowance of $855,648 in 2019 and 2018
154,758

 
154,758

Other assets
99,706

 
132,504

Total Assets
$
6,325,634

 
$
4,522,028

CURRENT LIABILITIES
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
105,026

 
$
113,714

Current operating lease liabilities
366,433

 

Accrued expenses
471,194

 
530,823

Deferred revenue
103,239

 
85,052

Current portion of long-term debt
234

 
227

Total Current Liabilities
1,046,126

 
729,816

Long-term debt
5,293,405

 
5,277,108

Noncurrent operating lease liabilities
1,668,558

 

Due to iHeartCommunications, post iHeart Chapter 11 Cases
73,747

 
21,591

Deferred income taxes
323,460

 
335,015

Other long-term liabilities
176,168

 
260,150

Commitments and Contingent liabilities (Note 6)

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
 
 
 
Noncontrolling interest
155,027

 
160,362

Preferred stock, par value $.01 per share, 150,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

 

Class A common stock, par value $.01 per share, authorized 750,000,000 shares, issued 51,709,760 and 51,559,633 shares in 2019 and 2018, respectively
517

 
516

Class B common stock, par value $.01 per share, 600,000,000 shares authorized, 315,000,000 shares issued and outstanding
3,150

 
3,150

Additional paid-in capital
3,088,061

 
3,086,307

Accumulated deficit
(5,150,474
)
 
(5,000,920
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(345,524
)
 
(344,489
)
Cost of shares (1,128,142 in 2019 and 1,108,538 in 2018) held in treasury
(6,587
)
 
(6,578
)
Total Stockholders’ Deficit
(2,255,830
)
 
(2,101,652
)
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit
$
6,325,634

 
$
4,522,028

 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(UNAUDITED)
 
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Revenue
$
587,116

 
$
598,398

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Direct operating expenses (excludes depreciation and amortization)
347,827

 
361,289

Selling, general and administrative expenses (excludes depreciation and amortization)
122,966

 
127,408

Corporate expenses (excludes depreciation and amortization)
28,614

 
35,435

Depreciation and amortization
75,076

 
84,060

Other operating expense, net
(3,522
)
 
(54
)
Operating income (loss)
9,111

 
(9,848
)
Interest expense
114,863

 
97,264

Equity in earnings (loss) of nonconsolidated affiliates
(207
)
 
188

Loss on extinguishment of debt
(5,474
)
 

Other income (expense), net
(358
)
 
19,453

Loss before income taxes
(111,791
)
 
(87,471
)
Income tax expense
(57,763
)
 
(45,367
)
Consolidated net loss
(169,554
)
 
(132,838
)
Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest
(5,387
)
 
(4,416
)
Net loss attributable to the Company
$
(164,167
)
 
$
(128,422
)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
2,549

 
6,782

Other comprehensive income
2,549

 
6,782

Comprehensive loss
(161,618
)
 
(121,640
)
Less amount attributable to noncontrolling interest
3,584

 
5,236

Comprehensive loss attributable to the Company
$
(165,202
)
 
$
(126,876
)
Net loss attributable to the Company per common share:
 

 
 

Basic
$
(0.45
)
 
$
(0.36
)
Weighted average common shares outstanding – Basic
362,039

 
361,515

Diluted
$
(0.45
)
 
$
(0.36
)
Weighted average common shares outstanding – Diluted
362,039

 
361,515

 
 
 
 
Dividends declared and paid per share
$

 
$
0.08

 
See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except share data)
 
 
 
 
 
Controlling Interest
 
 
 
Class A
Common
Shares
Issued
 
Class B Common Shares
Issued
 
Non-controlling
Interest
 
Common
Stock
 
Additional Paid-in
Capital
 
Accumulated
Deficit
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive
Loss
 
Treasury Stock
 
Total
Balances at
December 31, 2018
51,559,633

 
315,000,000

 
$
160,362

 
$
3,666

 
$
3,086,307

 
$
(5,000,920
)
 
$
(344,489
)
 
$
(6,578
)
 
$
(2,101,652
)
Net loss
 
 
 
 
(5,387
)
 

 

 
(164,167
)
 

 

 
(169,554
)
Adoption of ASC 842, Leases
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
14,613

 

 

 
14,613

Exercise of stock options and other
150,127

 
 
 

 
1

 
72

 

 

 
(9
)
 
64

Share-based payments
 
 
 
 
152

 

 
1,682

 

 

 

 
1,834

Dividends and other payments to noncontrolling interests
 
 
 
 
(3,684
)
 

 

 

 

 

 
(3,684
)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
3,584

 

 

 

 
(1,035
)
 

 
2,549

Balances at
March 31, 2019
51,709,760

 
315,000,000

 
$
155,027

 
$
3,667

 
$
3,088,061

 
$
(5,150,474
)
 
$
(345,524
)
 
$
(6,587
)
 
$
(2,255,830
)
(In thousands, except share data)
 
 
 
 
 
Controlling Interest
 
 
 
Class A
Common
Shares
Issued
 
Class B Common Shares
Issued
 
Non-controlling
Interest
 
Common
Stock
 
Additional Paid-in
Capital
 
Accumulated
Deficit
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive
Loss
 
Treasury Stock
 
Total
Balances at
December 31, 2017
49,955,300

 
315,000,000

 
$
157,040

 
$
3,650

 
$
3,108,148

 
$
(4,781,245
)
 
$
(340,094
)
 
$
(5,793
)
 
$
(1,858,294
)
Net loss
 
 
 
 
(4,416
)
 

 

 
(128,422
)
 

 

 
(132,838
)
Exercise of stock options and other
16,176

 
 
 

 

 
5

 

 

 
(22
)
 
(17
)
Share-based payments
 
 
 
 
306

 

 
1,800

 

 

 

 
2,106

Dividends and other payments to noncontrolling interests
 
 
 
 
(97
)
 

 

 

 

 

 
(97
)
Dividends declared and paid ($0.0824/share)
 
 
 
 

 

 
(29,995
)
 

 

 

 
(29,995
)
Other
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
(1,435
)
 
1,435

 

 

Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
5,236

 

 

 

 
1,546

 

 
6,782

Balances at
March 31, 2018
49,971,476

 
315,000,000

 
$
158,069

 
$
3,650

 
$
3,079,958

 
$
(4,911,102
)
 
$
(337,113
)
 
$
(5,815
)
 
$
(2,012,353
)
See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements


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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Consolidated net loss
$
(169,554
)
 
$
(132,838
)
Reconciling items:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
75,076

 
84,060

Deferred taxes
(13,957
)
 
16,911

Provision for doubtful accounts
1,846

 
1,686

Amortization of deferred financing charges and note discounts, net
2,636

 
2,628

Share-based compensation
1,834

 
2,106

(Gain) loss on disposal of operating and other assets
3,409

 
(188
)
Equity in (earnings) loss of nonconsolidated affiliates
207

 
(188
)
Loss on extinguishment of debt
5,474

 

Foreign exchange transaction gain
(564
)
 
(19,600
)
Other reconciling items, net
(1,648
)
 
(969
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects of acquisitions and dispositions:
 
 
 
Decrease in accounts receivable
69,249

 
36,317

Increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets
(26,258
)
 
(38,423
)
Decrease in accrued expenses
(23,023
)
 
(25,432
)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable
(7,829
)
 
30,574

Increase in accrued interest
9,440

 
8,491

Increase in deferred income
18,321

 
47,384

Changes in other operating assets and liabilities
7,661

 
(7,493
)
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities
$
(47,680
)
 
$
5,026

Cash flows from investing activities:
 

 
 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment
(28,173
)
 
(28,672
)
Proceeds from disposal of assets
601

 
1,281

Change in other, net
(4
)
 
134

Net cash used for investing activities
$
(27,576
)
 
$
(27,257
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 

 
 

Proceeds from long-term debt
2,235,000

 

Payments on long-term debt
(2,200,054
)
 
(155
)
Net transfers from iHeartCommunications
52,156

 
60,677

Dividends and other payments to noncontrolling interests
(69
)
 
(97
)
Dividends paid
(4
)
 
(29,910
)
Debt issuance costs
(26,752
)
 

Change in other, net
63

 
(16
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
$
60,340

 
$
30,499

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
586

 
3,292

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
(14,330
)
 
11,560

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period
202,869

 
188,310

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period
$
188,539

 
$
199,870

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES:
 

 
 

Cash paid for interest
$
102,551

 
$
86,054

Cash paid for income taxes
14,064

 
9,303

 
See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)


NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Preparation of Interim Financial Statements
All references in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.  Our reportable segments are Americas outdoor advertising (“Americas”) and International outdoor advertising (“International”). The accompanying consolidated financial statements were prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and, in the opinion of management, include all normal and recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the results of the interim periods shown. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such SEC rules and regulations.  Management believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.  Due to seasonality and other factors, the results for the interim periods may not be indicative of results for the full year.  The financial statements contained herein should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K. 
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries and give effect to allocations of expenses from the Company’s indirect parent entity, iHeartCommunications, Inc. (“iHeartCommunications”).  These allocations were made on a specifically identifiable basis or using relative percentages of headcount or other methods management considered to be a reasonable reflection of the utilization of services provided.  Also included in the consolidated financial statements are entities for which the Company has a controlling financial interest or is the primary beneficiary.  Investments in companies in which the Company owns 20% to 50% of the voting common stock or otherwise exercises significant influence over operating and financial policies of the company are accounted for under the equity method.  All significant intercompany transactions are eliminated in the consolidation process. 
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the 2019 presentation.
Restricted Cash
The following table provides a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported in the Consolidated Balance Sheet to the total of the amounts reported in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows:
(In thousands)
March 31,
2019
 
December 31,
2018
Cash and cash equivalents
$
170,510

 
$
182,456

Restricted cash included in:
 
 
 
  Other current assets
4,065

 
4,221

  Other assets
13,964

 
16,192

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash in the Statement of Cash Flows
$
188,539

 
$
202,869

New Accounting Pronouncements Recently Adopted
Leases
The Company adopted ASU No. 2016-02, which created ASC 842, Leases, and all subsequent ASUs relating to this Topic, as of January 1, 2019 (collectively, "ASC 842"). This new lease accounting standard, which supersedes previous lease accounting guidance under U.S. GAAP (ASC Topic 840), results in significant changes to the balance sheets of lessees, most significantly by requiring the recognition of a right-of-use (ROU) asset and lease liability by lessees for those leases classified as operating leases. Lessor accounting is also updated to align with certain changes in the lessee model and the revenue recognition standard (ASC Topic 606), which was adopted in 2018.
The Company applied the transition provisions of this standard at January 1, 2019 following the optional transition method provided by ASU No. 2018-11; consequently the consolidated financial statements and notes to the consolidated financial statements for periods before the date of adoption continue to be presented in accordance with ASC Topic 840. In addition, the Company elected the package of practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance within the new standard, which allowed us to not

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)


reassess whether expired or existing contracts are or contain leases and to carry forward the historical lease classification for those leases that commenced prior to the date of adoption.
Upon adoption of ASC 842, prepaid and deferred rent balances, which were historically presented separately, were combined and presented net within the ROU asset. Additionally, deferred gains related to previous transactions that were historically accounted for as sale and operating leasebacks in accordance with ASC Topic 840 were recognized as a cumulative-effect adjustment to equity, resulting in an increase to equity, net of tax, of $14.6 million. Under ASC Topic 840, such gains were recognized ratably over the lease term as a credit to operating lease expense, and operating lease expense for the three months ended March 31, 2018 included a credit of $0.3 million for the amortization of these gains, which was not recognized in the three months ended March 31, 2019.
Adoption of the new standard had a material impact on our consolidated balance sheets, but it did not have a material impact on our other consolidated financial statements. Additionally, the standard requires disclosures to meet the objective of enabling users of the financial statements to assess the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. Refer to Note 2, Revenue, and Note 3, Leases, for more information.
Intangible Assets and Goodwill
During the first quarter of 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350). This update eliminates the requirement to calculate the implied fair value of goodwill to measure a goodwill impairment charge. Entities will record an impairment charge based on the excess of a reporting unit's carrying amount over its fair value. The standard is effective for annual and any interim impairment tests performed for periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company early adopted the proposed guidance under ASU 2017-04 beginning on January 1, 2019 on a prospective basis. The implementation of ASU 2017-04 did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
During the third quarter of 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other - Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40), Customer's Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement that is a Service Contract. This update requires that a customer in a cloud computing arrangement that is a service contract follow the internal use software guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 350-402 to determine which implementation costs to capitalize as assets. The standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company early adopted the proposed guidance under ASU 2017-04 beginning on January 1, 2019 on a prospective basis. The implementation of ASU 2017-04 did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
NOTE 2 – REVENUE
The Company generates revenue primarily from the sale of advertising space on printed and digital out-of-home advertising displays. These contracts typically cover periods of a few weeks to one year, although there are some with longer terms. Americas contracts are generally cancellable after a specified notice period, while International contracts are generally non-cancellable or require the customer to pay a fee to terminate the contract. Certain of these revenue transactions are considered leases, for accounting purposes, as the contracts convey to customers the right to control the use of the Company’s advertising displays for a period of time. To qualify as a lease, fulfillment of the contract must be dependent upon the use of a specified advertising structure, the customer must have almost exclusive use of the advertising display throughout the contract term, and, upon adoption of the new leases standard (ASC 842) on January 1, 2019, the customer must also have the right to change the advertisement that is displayed throughout the contract term.
The Company has elected a practical expedient to not separate non-lease components from associated lease components if certain criteria are met. As such, each right to control the use of an advertising display that meets the lease criteria is combined with the related installation and maintenance services provided under the contract into a single lease component. Production services, which do not meet the criteria to be combined, and each advertising display that does not meet the lease criteria (along with any related installation and maintenance services) are non-lease components. Consideration in outdoor advertising contracts is allocated between lease and non-lease components in proportion to their relative standalone selling prices, which are generally approximated by the contractual prices for each promised service. The Company accounts for revenue from leases, which are all classified as operating leases, in accordance with the lease accounting guidance (ASC Topic 840 or ASC Topic 842, depending on the advertising campaign start date), while the Company’s remaining revenue transactions are accounted for as revenue from contracts with customers (ASC Topic 606).
In accordance with the transition approach that the Company elected to adopt ASC Topic 842, as described in Note 1, revenue

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)


contracts with campaign start dates prior to January 1, 2019 were not reassessed to determine whether they qualify as a lease under the requirements of the new leasing standard. Instead, they continue to be accounted for as revenue from contracts with customers or revenue from leases based on the requirements of the previous standard (ASC Topic 840), and the new requirements have been applied to revenue contracts with campaign start dates on or after January 1, 2019. Because the definition of a lease is more restrictive under the new standard, fewer of our new revenue contracts meet the definition of a lease for accounting purposes, resulting in an increase in the percentage of revenue that is categorized as revenue from contracts with customers as compared to the prior year.
Disaggregation of Revenue
The following table shows, by segment, revenue from contracts with customers disaggregated by geographical region, revenue from leases and total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:
(In thousands)
Americas
 
International
 
Consolidated
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
Revenue from contracts with customers:
 
 
 
 
 
  United States
$
131,431

 
$

 
$
131,431

  Other Americas
896

 
13,645

 
14,541

  Europe

 
201,205

 
201,205

  Asia-Pacific and other

 
53,231

 
53,231

     Total
132,327

 
268,081

 
400,408

Revenue from leases
140,395

 
46,313

 
186,708

Revenue, total
$
272,722

 
$
314,394

 
$
587,116

 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
Revenue from contracts with customers:
  United States
$
96,147

 
$

 
$
96,147

  Other Americas
650

 
12,123

 
12,773

  Europe

 
187,216

 
187,216

  Asia-Pacific and other

 
3,012

 
3,012

     Total
96,797

 
202,351

 
299,148

Revenue from leases
159,050

 
140,200

 
299,250

Revenue, total
$
255,847

 
$
342,551

 
$
598,398

All of the Company’s advertising structures, which may be owned or leased, are used to generate revenue. Such revenue may be classified as revenue from contracts with customers or revenue from leases depending on the terms of the contract, as previously described.
Revenue from Contracts with Customers
The following tables show the Company’s beginning and ending accounts receivable and deferred revenue balances from contracts with customers:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
(In thousands)
2019
 
2018
Accounts receivable, net of allowance, from contracts with customers:
 
 
 
  Beginning balance
$
367,918

 
$
346,323

  Ending balance
$
418,916

 
$
305,030

 
 
 
 
Deferred revenue from contracts with customers:
 
 
 
  Beginning balance
$
39,916

 
$
28,804

  Ending balance
$
57,180

 
$
45,261


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)


During the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, the Company recognized $28.4 million and $21.0 million of revenue that was included in the deferred revenue from contracts with customers balance at the beginning of the period.
As previously described, the Company’s contracts with customers generally have terms of one year or less; however, as of March 31, 2019, the Company expects to recognize $117.1 million of revenue in future periods for remaining performance obligations from current contracts with customers that have an original expected duration greater than one year, with the majority of this amount to be recognized over the next five years.

Revenue from Leases
As of March 31, 2019, future lease payments to be received by the Company are as follows
(In thousands)
2019
$
398,562

2020
47,794

2021
18,907

2022
9,841

2023
2,491

Thereafter
4,828

  Total
$
482,423

Note that the future lease payments disclosed are limited to the non-cancellable period of the lease and, for contracts that require the customer to pay a significant fee to terminate the contract such that the customer is considered reasonably certain not to exercise this option, periods beyond the termination option. Payments scheduled for periods beyond a termination option are not included for contracts that allow cancellation by the customer without a significant fee.
NOTE 3 – LEASES
The Company enters into operating lease contracts for land, buildings, structures and other equipment. Arrangements are evaluated at inception to determine whether such arrangements contain a lease. Operating leases include land lease contracts and contracts for the use of space on floors, walls and exterior locations on buildings. Arrangements in which wall space is used are considered to be lease contracts if all other required elements of a lease contract are present. The Company assessed certain international transit contracts under ASC 842, which historically were determined to be leases, and concluded that the arrangements did not meet the definition of leases under the new leasing standard. In accordance with the transition guidance of ASC 842, such arrangements are included in the Company’s balance sheet as of January 1, 2019. The majority of the Company's transit contracts do not meet the definition of a lease due to substantive substitution rights within those contracts. Arrangements to lease building space consist primarily of the rental of office space, but may also include leases of other equipment, including automobiles and copiers. Operating leases are reflected on the Company's balance sheet within Operating lease right-of-use assets and the related short-term and long-term liabilities are included within Current and Noncurrent operating lease liabilities, respectively.
The Company's finance leases are included within Property, plant and equipment with the related liabilities included within Long-term debt.
ROU assets represent the right to use an underlying asset for the lease term, and lease liabilities represent the obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Operating lease ROU assets and liabilities are recognized at commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the respective lease term. Lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.
Certain of the Company's operating lease agreements include rental payments based on a percentage of revenue and others include rental payments adjusted periodically for inflationary changes. Percentage rent contracts, in which lease expense is calculated as a percentage of advertising revenue, and payments due to changes in inflationary adjustments are included within variable rent expense, which is accounted for separately from periodic straight-line lease expense. Amounts related to insurance and property taxes in lease arrangements when billed on a pass-through basis are allocated to the lease and non-lease components of the lease

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based on their relative standalone selling prices. Internationally, the Company is commonly assessed VAT on its contracts, which is treated as a nonlease component.
Many operating lease contracts expire; however, the Company may continue to operate the leased assets after the rights and obligations of the lease agreements have expired. Such contracts, once expired, are not considered to be leases and future expected payments are not included in operating lease liabilities or ROU assets. Many of the Company's leases entered into in connection with advertising structures provide options to extend the terms of the agreements. Generally, renewal periods are excluded from minimum lease payments when calculating the lease liabilities as, for most leases, the Company does not consider exercise of such options to be reasonably certain. As a result, unless a renewal option is considered reasonably assured, the optional terms and payments are not been included within the lease liability. The Company's lease agreements do not contain any material residual value guarantees or material restrictive covenants.
The implicit rate within the Company's lease agreements is generally not determinable. As such, the Company uses the incremental borrowing rate ("IBR") to determine the present value of lease payments at the commencement of the lease. The IBR, as defined in ASC 842, is "the rate of interest that a lessee would have to pay to borrow on a collateralized basis over a similar term an amount equal to the lease payments in a similar economic environment."

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The following table provides the components of lease expense included within the Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended March 31, 2019:
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019
Operating lease expense
$
135,096

Variable lease expense
31,565

The following table provides the weighted average remaining lease term and the weighted average discount rate for the Company's leases as of March 31, 2019:
 
March 31,
2019
Operating lease weighted average remaining lease term (in years)
9.7

Operating lease weighted average discount rate
7.26
%
As of March 31, 2019, the Company’s future maturities of operating lease liabilities were as follows:
(In thousands)
2019
$
376,287

2020
419,101

2021
354,030

2022
274,785

2023
222,106

Thereafter
1,367,285

  Total lease payments
$
3,013,594

Less: Effect of discounting
978,603

  Total operating lease liability
$
2,034,991

The following table provides supplemental cash flow information related to leases:
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019

 
Cash paid for amounts included in measurement of operating lease liabilities
$
156,577

Lease liabilities arising from obtaining right-of-use assets1
$
2,119,943

1Lease liabilities arising from obtaining right-of-use assets include transition liabilities upon adoption of ASC 842, as well as new leases entered into during the three months ended March 31, 2019.

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NOTE 4 – PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL
Property, Plant and Equipment

The Company’s property, plant and equipment consisted of the following classes of assets as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively:
(In thousands)
March 31,
2019
 
December 31,
2018
 
 
Land, buildings and improvements
$
146,128

 
$
145,403

Structures
2,833,051

 
2,835,411

Furniture and other equipment
209,160

 
202,155

Construction in progress
66,649

 
73,030

 
3,254,988

 
3,255,999

Less: accumulated depreciation
2,010,428

 
1,967,061

Property, plant and equipment, net
$
1,244,560

 
$
1,288,938

 
Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets
The Company’s indefinite-lived intangible assets consist primarily of billboard permits in its Americas segment. Due to significant differences in both business practices and regulations, billboards in the International segment are subject to long-term, finite contracts unlike the Company’s permits in the United States.  Accordingly, there are no indefinite-lived intangible assets in the International segment.

Other Intangible Assets
Other intangible assets include definite-lived intangible assets and permanent easements.  The Company’s definite-lived intangible assets primarily include transit and street furniture contracts, site leases and other contractual rights, all of which are amortized over the shorter of either the respective lives of the agreements or over the period of time the assets are expected to contribute directly or indirectly to the Company’s future cash flows.  Permanent easements are indefinite-lived intangible assets which include certain rights to use real property not owned by the Company.  The Company periodically reviews the appropriateness of the amortization periods related to its definite-lived intangible assets.  These assets are recorded at cost.

The following table presents the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization for each major class of other intangible assets as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively:

(In thousands)
March 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
 
Gross Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated Amortization
 
Gross Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated Amortization
Transit, street furniture and other outdoor
   contractual rights
$
528,232

 
$
(443,963
)
 
$
528,185

 
$
(440,228
)
Permanent easements
163,341

 

 
163,317

 

Other
5,926

 
(4,352
)
 
5,919

 
(4,331
)
Total
$
697,499

 
$
(448,315
)
 
$
697,421

 
$
(444,559
)
 
Total amortization expense related to definite-lived intangible assets for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 was $4.2 million and $5.2 million, respectively.

As acquisitions and dispositions occur in the future, amortization expense may vary.  The following table presents the Company’s estimate of amortization expense for each of the five succeeding fiscal years for definite-lived intangible assets:


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(In thousands)
 
2020
$
12,985

2021
12,651

2022
10,850

2023
6,449

2024
6,341

 
Goodwill
The following table presents the changes in the carrying amount of goodwill in each of the Company’s reportable segments:
(In thousands)
Americas
 
International
 
Consolidated
Balance as of December 31, 2017
$
507,819

 
$
206,224

 
$
714,043

Foreign currency

 
(8,040
)
 
(8,040
)
Balance as of December 31, 2018
$
507,819

 
$
198,184

 
$
706,003

Foreign currency

 
(3,184
)
 
(3,184
)
Balance as of March 31, 2019
$
507,819

 
$
195,000

 
$
702,819

NOTE 5 – LONG-TERM DEBT

Long-term debt outstanding as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 consisted of the following:

(In thousands)
March 31,
2019
 
December 31,
2018
 
 
Clear Channel Worldwide Holdings Senior Notes:
 
 
 
6.5% Series A Senior Notes Due 2022
$
735,750

 
$
735,750

6.5% Series B Senior Notes Due 2022
1,989,250

 
1,989,250

Clear Channel Worldwide Holdings Senior Subordinated Notes:
 

 
 
7.625% Series A Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2020(1)

 
275,000

7.625% Series B Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2020(1)

 
1,925,000

9.25% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2024(1)
2,235,000

 

Receivables Based Credit Facility Due 2023(2)

 

Clear Channel International B.V. Senior Notes Due 2020
375,000

 
375,000

Other debt
3,828

 
3,882

Original issue discount
(867
)
 
(739
)
Long-term debt fees
(44,322
)
 
(25,808
)
Total debt
$
5,293,639

 
$
5,277,335

Less: current portion
234

 
227

Total long-term debt
$
5,293,405

 
$
5,277,108


(1)
On February 4, 2019, Clear Channel Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company (“CCWH” or the "Subsidiary Issuer"), delivered a conditional notice of redemption calling all of its outstanding $275.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625% Series A Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020 (the “Series A CCWH Subordinated Notes”) and $1,925.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625% Series B Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020 (the “Series B CCWH Subordinated Notes”) for redemption on March 6, 2019. The redemption was conditioned on the closing of the offering of $2,235.0 million of new 9.25% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2024 (the “New CCWH Subordinated Notes”). At the closing of such offering on February 12, 2019, CCWH deposited with the trustee for the CCWH Subordinated Notes a portion of the proceeds from the new notes in an amount sufficient to pay and discharge the principal amount outstanding, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the CCWH Subordinated Notes to, but not including, the redemption date. CCWH irrevocably instructed the trustee to apply such funds to the full payment of the CCWH Subordinated Notes on the redemption date. Concurrently therewith,

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CCWH elected to satisfy and discharge the indentures governing the CCWH Subordinated Notes in accordance with their terms and the trustee acknowledged such discharge and satisfaction. As a result of the satisfaction and discharge of the indentures, CCWH and the guarantors of the CCWH Subordinated Notes have been released from their remaining obligations under the indentures and the CCWH Subordinated Notes.
(2)
The receivables based credit facility provides for revolving credit commitments of up to $125.0 million. As of March 31, 2019, the facility had $85.5 million of letters of credit outstanding and a borrowing base of $116.2 million, resulting in $30.7 million of excess availability. Certain additional restrictions, including a springing financial covenant, take effect at decreased levels of excess availability.
The aggregate market value of the Company’s debt based on market prices for which quotes were available was approximately $5.5 billion and $5.2 billion as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. Under the fair value hierarchy established by ASC 820-10-35, the market value of the Company’s debt is classified as Level 1.
9.25% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2024
On February 12, 2019, CCWH, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, completed the sale of $2,235.0 million in aggregate principal amount of New CCWH Subordinated Notes in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.
The New CCWH Subordinated Notes were issued pursuant to an indenture, dated as of February 12, 2019 (the “New CCWH Notes Indenture”), among CCWH, the Company, Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. (“CCOI”) and the other guarantors party thereto (collectively with the Company and CCOI, the “Guarantors”), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, paying agent, registrar and transfer agent (the “Trustee”). The New CCWH Subordinated Notes mature on February 15, 2024 and bear interest at a rate of 9.25% per annum. Prior to the Company’s separation from iHeartMedia, Inc. in connection with the completion of iHeartMedia, Inc.’s Chapter 11 proceedings (the “Separation”), interest will be payable to the Trustee weekly in arrears. Following the Separation, interest will be payable to the Trustee semi-annually. In each case, interest will be payable to the holders of the New CCWH Subordinated Notes semi-annually on February 15 and August 15 of each year, beginning on August 15, 2019.
The New CCWH Subordinated Notes and the guarantees of the New CCWH Subordinated Notes are unsecured senior subordinated obligations that rank pari passu in right of payment to all senior subordinated indebtedness of Clear Channel Worldwide and the Guarantors, junior to all senior indebtedness of CCWH and the Guarantors, including CCWH's outstanding 6.50% Series A Senior Notes and Series B Senior Notes due 2022 (the “Senior Notes”), and senior to all future subordinated indebtedness of CCWH and the Guarantors that expressly provides that it is subordinated to the New CCWH Subordinated Notes. Following the satisfaction of certain conditions, including that the Senior Notes are no longer outstanding and at least a portion of such notes has been refinanced with senior secured indebtedness, New CCWH Subordinated Notes and the guarantees of the New CCWH Subordinated Notes will cease to be subordinated obligations and thereafter will rank pari passu in right of payment with all senior indebtedness of CCWH and the Guarantors (the “step-up”). There can be no assurance that the step-up will ever occur and that the New CCWH Subordinated Notes and the guarantees will ever cease to be subordinated indebtedness of CCWH and the Guarantors.
CCWH may redeem the New CCWH Subordinated Notes at its option, in whole or part, at any time prior to February 15, 2021, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the New CCWH Subordinated Notes redeemed, plus a make-whole premium, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date. CCWH may redeem the New CCWH Subordinated Notes, in whole or in part, on or after February 15, 2021, at the redemption prices set forth in the Indenture plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date. At any time prior to February 15, 2021, CCWH may elect to redeem up to 40% of the aggregate principal amount of the New CCWH Subordinated Notes at a redemption price equal to 109.25% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date, with the net proceeds of one or more equity offerings. In addition, CCWH may redeem up to 20% of the aggregate principal amount of the New CCWH Subordinated Notes at any time prior to February 15, 2021, using the net proceeds from certain other equity offerings at 103% of the principal amount of the New CCWH Subordinated Notes. CCWH will be permitted to use these two redemption options concurrently but will not be permitted to redeem, in the aggregate, more than 40% of the principal amount of the New CCWH Subordinated Notes pursuant to these options.
The New CCWH Notes Indenture contains covenants that limit the Company’s ability and the ability of its restricted subsidiaries to, among other things: (i) incur or guarantee additional debt or issue certain preferred stock; (ii) redeem, purchase or retire subordinated debt; (iii) make certain investments; (iv) create restrictions on the payment of dividends or other amounts from the Company’s restricted subsidiaries that are not Guarantors; (v) enter into certain transactions with affiliates; (vi) merge or consolidate

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with another person, or sell or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets; (vii) sell certain assets, including capital stock of the Company’s subsidiaries; (viii) designate the Company’s subsidiaries as unrestricted subsidiaries, (ix) pay dividends, redeem or repurchase capital stock or make other restricted payments; and (x) in the event that the step-up occurs and the New CCWH Subordinated Notes cease to be subordinated, incur certain liens.
Surety Bonds, Letters of Credit and Guarantees
As of March 31, 2019, the Company had $56.4 million, $85.5 million and $37.3 million in surety bonds, letters of credit and bank guarantees outstanding, respectively. A portion of the outstanding bank guarantees were supported by $16.9 million of cash collateral. Additionally, as of March 31, 2019, iHeartCommunications had outstanding commercial standby letters of credit of $1.6 million held on behalf of the Company.  These letters of credit, surety bonds and bank guarantees relate to various operational matters, including insurance, bid, concession and performance bonds, as well as other items.
NOTE 6 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
The Company and its subsidiaries are involved in certain legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business and, as required, have accrued an estimate of the probable costs for the resolution of those claims for which the occurrence of loss is probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated.  These estimates have been developed in consultation with counsel and are based upon an analysis of potential results, assuming a combination of litigation and settlement strategies.  It is possible, however, that future results of operations for any particular period could be materially affected by changes in the Company’s assumptions or the effectiveness of its strategies related to these proceedings.  Additionally, due to the inherent uncertainty of litigation, there can be no assurance that the resolution of any particular claim or proceeding would not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition or results of operations. 
Although the Company is involved in a variety of legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business, a large portion of the Company’s litigation arises in the following contexts: commercial disputes; misappropriation of likeness and right of publicity claims; employment and benefits related claims; governmental fines; intellectual property claims; and tax disputes.
Stockholder Litigation
On May 9, 2016, a stockholder of the Company filed a derivative lawsuit in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (the “Delaware Chancery Court”), captioned GAMCO Asset Management Inc. v. iHeartMedia Inc. et al., C.A. No. 12312-VCS. The complaint named as defendants iHeartCommunications, Inc. (“iHeartCommunications”), the Company’s indirect parent company, iHeartMedia, Inc. (“iHeartMedia”), the parent company of iHeartCommunications, Bain Capital Partners, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (together, the “Sponsor Defendants”), iHeartMedia’s private equity sponsors and majority owners, and the members of the Company’s board of directors. The Company also was named as a nominal defendant. The complaint alleged that the Company had been harmed by the intercompany agreements with iHeartCommunications, the Company’s lack of autonomy over its own cash and the actions of the defendants in serving the interests of iHeartMedia, iHeartCommunications and the Sponsor Defendants to the detriment of the Company and its minority stockholders. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendants breached their fiduciary duties by causing the Company to: (i) continue to loan cash to iHeartCommunications under the intercompany note at below-market rates; (ii) abandon its growth and acquisition strategies in favor of transactions that would provide cash to iHeartMedia and iHeartCommunications; (iii) issue new debt in the offering by Clear Channel International B.V, an international subsidiary of the Company (“CCIBV”) of 8.75% Senior Notes due 2020 (the “CCIBV Senior Notes” and such offering, “CCIBV Note Offering”) to provide cash to iHeartMedia and iHeartCommunications through a dividend; and (iv) effect the sales of certain outdoor markets in the U.S. (the “Outdoor Asset Sales”) allegedly to provide cash to iHeartMedia and iHeartCommunications through a dividend. The complaint also alleged that iHeartMedia, iHeartCommunications and the Sponsor Defendants aided and abetted the directors’ breaches of their fiduciary duties. The complaint further alleged that iHeartMedia, iHeartCommunications and the Sponsor Defendants were unjustly enriched as a result of these transactions and that these transactions constituted a waste of corporate assets for which the defendants are liable to the Company. The plaintiff sought, among other things, a ruling that the defendants breached their fiduciary duties to the Company and that iHeartMedia, iHeartCommunications and the Sponsor Defendants aided and abetted the board of directors’ breaches of fiduciary duty, rescission of payments to iHeartCommunications and its affiliates pursuant to dividends declared in connection with the CCIBV Note Offering and Outdoor Asset Sales, and an order requiring iHeartMedia, iHeartCommunications and the Sponsor Defendants to disgorge all profits they have received as a result of the alleged fiduciary misconduct.
On July 20, 2016, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss plaintiff's verified stockholder derivative complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. On November 23, 2016, the Delaware Chancery Court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss all claims brought by the plaintiff.  On December 19, 2016, the plaintiff filed a notice of appeal of the ruling. The oral

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hearing on the appeal was held on October 11, 2017. On October 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Delaware affirmed the lower court's ruling, dismissing the case.
On December 29, 2017, another stockholder of the Company filed a derivative lawsuit in the Delaware Chancery Court captioned Norfolk County Retirement System, v. iHeartMedia, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 2017-0930-JRS. The complaint names as defendants iHeartMedia, iHeartCommunications, the Sponsor Defendants, and the members of the Company's board of directors.  The Company is named as a nominal defendant. The complaint alleges that the Company has been harmed by the Company Board’s November 2017 decision to extend the maturity date of the intercompany revolving note (the “Third Amendment”) at what the complaint describes as far-below-market interest rates.  Specifically, the complaint alleges that (i) iHeartMedia and Sponsor defendants breached their fiduciary duties by exploiting their position of control to require the Company to enter the Third Amendment on terms unfair to the Company; (ii) the Company Board breached their duty of loyalty by approving the Third Amendment and elevating the interests of iHeartMedia, iHeartCommunications and the Sponsor Defendants over the interests of the Company and its minority unaffiliated stockholders; and (iii) the terms of the Third Amendment could not have been agreed to in good faith and represent a waste of corporate assets by the Company Board.  The complaint further alleges that iHeartMedia, iHeartCommunications and the Sponsor Defendants were unjustly enriched as a result of the unfairly favorable terms of the Third Amendment.  The plaintiff is seeking, among other things, a ruling that the defendants breached their fiduciary duties to the Company, a modification of the Third Amendment to bear a commercially reasonable rate of interest, and an order requiring disgorgement of all profits, benefits and other compensation obtained by defendants as a result of the alleged breaches of fiduciary duties.
On March 7, 2018, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss plaintiff's verified derivative complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. On March 16, 2018, iHeartMedia filed a Notice of Suggestion of Pendency of Bankruptcy and Automatic Stay of Proceedings. On May 4, 2018, plaintiff filed its response to the motion to dismiss. On June 26, 2018, the defendants filed a reply brief in further support of their motion to dismiss. Oral argument on the motion to dismiss was held on September 20, 2018.
On August 27, 2018, the same stockholder of the Company that had filed a derivative lawsuit against iHeartMedia and others in 2016 (GAMCO Asset Management Inc.) filed a putative class action lawsuit in the Delaware Chancery Court, captioned GAMCO Asset Management, Inc. v. Hendrix, et al., C.A. No. 2018-0633-JRS. The complaint names as defendants the Sponsor Defendants and the members of the Company’s board of directors. The complaint alleges that minority shareholders in the Company during the period November 8, 2017 to March 14, 2018 were harmed by decisions of the Company's board of directors and the intercompany note committee of the board of directors relating to the intercompany note. Specifically, the complaint alleges that (i) the members of the intercompany note committee breached their fiduciary duties by not demanding payment under the intercompany note and issuing a simultaneous dividend after a threshold tied to iHeartMedia’s liquidity had been reached; (ii) the Company's board of directors breached their fiduciary duties by approving the Third Amendment rather than allowing the intercompany note to expire; (iii) the Company's board of directors breached their fiduciary duties by not demanding payment under the intercompany note and issuing a simultaneous dividend after a threshold tied to iHeartMedia’s liquidity had been reached; and (iv) the Sponsor Defendants breached their fiduciary duties by not directing the Company's board of directors to permit the intercompany note to expire and to declare a dividend. The complaint further alleges that the Sponsor Defendants aided and abetted the Company’s board of director’s alleged breach of fiduciary duties. The plaintiff seeks, among other things, a ruling that the Company's board of directors, the intercompany note committee, and the Sponsor Defendants breached their fiduciary duties and that the Sponsor Defendants aided and abetted the Board’s breach of fiduciary duty; and an award of damages, together with pre- and post-judgment interests, to the putative class of minority shareholders.
On December 16, 2018, the Debtors, the Company, GAMCO Asset Management, Inc., and Norfolk County Retirement System entered into a settlement agreement (the "Settlement Agreement"), which resolves all claims, objections, and other causes of action that have been or could be asserted by or on behalf of the Company, GAMCO Asset Management, Inc., and/or Norfolk County Retirement System by and among the Debtors, the Company, GAMCO Asset Management, Inc., certain individual defendants in the GAMCO Asset Management, Inc. action and/or the Norfolk County Retirement System action, and the private equity sponsor defendants in such actions. The Settlement Agreement provides for the consensual separation of the Debtors and the Company, including approximately $149.0 million of recovery to CCOH on account of its claim against iHeartCommunications in the Chapter 11 cases, an unsecured revolving line of credit in an aggregate amount not to exceed $200 million from iHeartCommunications (the “iHeart Line of Credit”), the transfer of certain of the Debtors’ intellectual property to the Company, the waiver by the Debtors of the setoff for the value of the transferred intellectual property, mutual releases, the termination of the cash sweep under the existing Corporate Services Agreement, the termination of any agreements or licenses requiring royalty payments from the Company to the Debtors for trademarks or other intellectual property, the waiver of any post-petition amounts owed by the Company relating

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to such trademarks or other intellectual property, and the execution of a new transition services agreement and other separation documents. The Settlement Agreement was approved by the Bankruptcy Court and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in connection with the confirmation of the iHeartMedia Chapter 11 Cases on January 22, 2019.
China Investigation
Several employees of Clear Media Limited, an indirect, non-wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company whose ordinary shares are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, are subject to an ongoing police investigation in China for misappropriation of funds. The Company is not aware of any litigation, claim or assessment pending against the Company in relation to this investigation. Based on information known to date, the Company believes any contingent liabilities arising from potential misconduct that has been or may be identified by the investigation in China are not material to the Company’s consolidated financial statements. The effect of the misappropriation of funds is reflected in these financial statements in the appropriate periods.
The Company advised both the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the United States Department of Justice of the investigation at Clear Media Limited and is cooperating to provide information in response to inquiries from the agencies. The Clear Media Limited investigation could implicate the books and records, internal controls and anti-bribery provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which statute and regulations provide for potential monetary penalties as well as criminal and civil sanctions. It is possible that monetary penalties and other sanctions could be assessed on the Company in connection with this matter. The nature and amount of any monetary penalty or other sanctions cannot reasonably be estimated at this time and could be qualitatively or quantitatively material to the Company.
Italy Investigation
During the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company identified misstatements associated with VAT obligations in its business in Italy, which resulted in an understatement of its VAT obligation. These misstatements resulted in an understatement of other long-term liabilities of $16.9 million as of December 31, 2017. The effect of these misstatements is reflected in the historical financial statements in the appropriate periods. Upon identification of these misstatements, the Company undertook certain procedures, including a forensic investigation, which is ongoing. In addition, the Company voluntarily disclosed the matter and preliminary findings to the Italian tax authorities in order to commence a discussion on the appropriate calculation of the VAT position. The current expectation is that the Company may have to repay to the Italian tax authority a substantial portion of the VAT previously applied as a credit in relation to the transactions under investigation, amounting to approximately $17 million, including estimated possible penalties and interest. The Company made a payment of approximately $8.6 million during the fourth quarter of 2018 and expects to pay the remainder during the last half of 2019. The ultimate amount to be paid may differ from the estimates, and such differences may be material.
NOTE 7 — RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Merger Agreement
On March 27, 2019, as contemplated by the Settlement Agreement and iHeartMedia’s modified fifth amended Plan of Reorganization (the “iHeart Plan of Reorganization”), which was confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court") on January 22, 2019, the Company and its immediate parent company, Clear Channel Holdings, Inc. (“CCH”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”). Subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, the Company will merge with and into CCH (the “Merger”), with CCH surviving the Merger and changing its name to Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (“New CCOH”).
In connection with the Merger, each share of the Company’s Class A common stock (“CCOH Class A Common Stock”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”) (other than shares of CCOH Class A Common Stock held by CCH or any direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of CCH) will be converted into one share of common stock of New CCOH (“New CCOH Common Stock”). The shares of the CCOH Class A Common Stock held by CCH and its subsidiaries (the “Excluded Shares”) will be canceled and retired, and no shares of New CCOH Common Stock will be exchanged for such shares. All of the outstanding shares of CCH’s common stock outstanding, all held by iHeartCommunications, immediately before the Merger will convert into 325,726,917 shares of New CCOH Common Stock. As a result, immediately after the Merger, New CCOH will have a single class of common stock, the pre-Merger CCOH Class A common stockholders (other than CCH and its subsidiaries) will own the same percentage of New CCOH that they owned of the Company immediately before

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the Merger, which is approximately 10.9% as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and all of the remaining 325,726,917 outstanding shares of New CCOH Common Stock will be held by iHeartCommunications.
Consummation of the Merger is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions that are contained in the Merger Agreement, including: (i)(x) the affirmative vote or written consent of the holders of the shares representing the majority of the voting power of the CCOH common stock to adopt the Merger Agreement, to approve the Merger and to approve the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby and (y) the affirmative vote or written consent of the holders of shares of CCH common stock entitled to vote to adopt the Merger Agreement, to approve the Merger and to approve the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, which conditions have been satisfied, (ii) no order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree, stipulation, determination or award entered by or with any governmental authority or other legal restraint or prohibition preventing the Merger or the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement will be in effect, (iii) the effectiveness of the registration statement, covering the shares of New CCOH Common Stock to be issued in the Merger (which condition has been satisfied), (iv) a period of at least 20 calendar days will have elapsed from the date the information statement/prospectus was first mailed to the Company’s stockholders, (v) the approval of the Merger Agreement by the Bankruptcy Court (which condition has been satisfied), (vi) CCH must (x) distribute the common stock of iHeart Operations, Inc., a newly formed corporation to the creditors of iHeartCommunications, (y) cause Broader Media, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCH (“Broader Media”), to distribute all of the shares of the Company’s Class B common stock (“CCOH Class B Common Stock”) held by Broader Media to CCH, and (z) cause CC Finco, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCH (“CC Finco”) to distribute all of the shares of CCOH Class A Common Stock held by CC Finco to CCH, (vii) the conversion of all outstanding shares of the CCOH Class B Common Stock into shares of CCOH Class A Common Stock will have occurred, (viii) that, as a condition to CCH’s obligation to consummate the Merger, CCH will have received a tax opinion issued by its tax counsel or another tax advisor, (ix) that, as a condition to the Company’s obligation to consummate the Merger, the Company will have received a tax opinion issued by its tax counsel or another tax advisor, (x) the approval by the New York Stock Exchange for listing of the New CCOH Common Stock, (xi) all conditions precedent to the effectiveness of the iHeartMedia Plan of Reorganization will have been satisfied prior to or contemporaneously with the closing of the Merger and (xii) other customary conditions.
Separation Agreement
On March 27, 2019, the Company, CCH, iHeartMedia and iHeartCommunications entered into a Settlement and Separation Agreement (the “Separation Agreement”) governing the terms of the separation of New CCOH as the surviving corporation under the Merger and each subsidiary of New CCOH after giving effect to a series of transactions to effect the Separation (the “Transactions” and New CCOH together with its subsidiaries, the “Outdoor Group”) from iHeartMedia and each of its subsidiaries immediately after giving effect to the Transactions (iHeartMedia together with its subsidiaries, the “iHeart Group”).
The Separation Agreement provides that on or before the date of the closing of the Merger Agreement (the “Closing Date”), (i) iHeartMedia and iHeartCommunications will cause each relevant member of the iHeart Group to assign, transfer, convey and deliver to iHeartCommunications, and iHeartCommunications will transfer to CCH or the relevant member of the Outdoor Group, any and all direct or indirect title and interest in the assets that are primarily related to or used primarily in connection with the business of the Outdoor Group (after giving effect to the Transactions) (the “Outdoor Business” and such assets, the “Outdoor Assets”), excluding certain excluded assets, and (ii) CCH and the Company will cause each relevant member of the Outdoor Group to transfer to the relevant member of the iHeart Group any and all direct or indirect title and interest in the assets of the business conducted by the iHeart Group after giving effect to the Transactions, including the radio business (the “iHeart Business” and such assets, the “iHeart Assets”).
At the same time as the transfer of the Outdoor Assets from the iHeart Group to the Outdoor Group, the members of the Outdoor Group will assume the liabilities associated with the Outdoor Business, subject to certain exceptions as set forth in the Separation Agreement. At the same time as the transfer of the iHeart Assets from the Outdoor Group to the iHeart Group, the members of the iHeart Group will assume the liabilities associated with the iHeart Business, subject to certain exceptions as set forth in the Separation Agreement.
In connection with the cash management arrangements with CCOH, iHeartCommunications maintains an intercompany revolving promissory note payable by iHeartCommunications to CCOH (the "Intercompany Note"), which matures on May 15, 2019.  As of December 31, 2017, the principal amount outstanding under the Intercompany Note was $1,067.6 million.  As a result of the Chapter 11 Cases, CCOH wrote down the balance of the note by $855.6 million during the fourth quarter of 2017 to reflect the estimated recoverable amount of the Intercompany Note as of December 31, 2017, based on management's best estimate of the cash settlement amount.  As of the Petition Date, the principal amount outstanding under the Intercompany Note was $1,031.7

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million.  As of March 31, 2019, the asset recorded in respect of the Intercompany Note on the Company's balance sheet was $154.8 million.  Pursuant to an order entered by the Bankruptcy Court, as of March 14, 2018, the balance of the Intercompany Note is frozen, and following March 14, 2018, intercompany allocations that would have been reflected in adjustments to the balance of the Intercompany Note are instead reflected in an intercompany balance that accrues interest at a rate equal to the interest under the Intercompany Note.  As of March 31, 2019, the liability recorded in respect of the post-petition balance of the Due to iHeartCommunications Note on the Company's balance sheet was $73.7 million
The Separation Agreement provides for cancellation of the note payable by iHeartCommunications to the Company (the “Due from iHeartCommunications Note”) and that any agreements or licenses requiring royalty payments to the iHeart Group by the Outdoor Group for trademarks or other intellectual property will terminate effective as of December 31, 2018. It also provides for (i) the repayment of the post-petition intercompany balance outstanding in favor of the Debtors as of December 31, 2018, which was equal to $21.6 million as of that date and (ii) the waiver of the set-off value of any royalties and IP license fees owed to iHeartCommunications equal to approximately $31.8 million from March 14, 2018 through December 31, 2018, such that the resulting intercompany balance on such date was $10.2 million in favor of the Company, payable on the Effective Date.  Since January 1, 2019, the Company has incurred an additional intercompany liability of $52.1 million in favor of iHeartCommunications as of March 31, 2019.  Pursuant to an amendment to the Separation Agreement (the "Separation Agreement Amendment"), the Company has agreed to offset the $149 million amount owed to us by the iHeart Group on the Effective Date by $52.1 million, resulting in a total net payment to the Company of approximately $107 million on the Effective Date (including the $10.2 million payment discussed above). Pursuant to the Amendment, within 15 business days after the Effective Date, iHeartCommunications or the Company will pay the other any intercompany liability incurred from April 1, 2019 through the Effective Date. In addition, the Separation Agreement provides that New CCOH will receive (i) the trademarks listed on the schedules to the Separation Agreement and (ii) reimbursement of the reasonable expenses of legal counsel and financial advisors incurred on or prior to the Closing Date of the Company’s board of directors or the special committee of the Company’s board of directors, in each case, to the extent incurred in connection with the Separation.
Due from iHeartCommunications
The Company records net amounts due from or to iHeartCommunications as “Due from/to iHeartCommunications” on the consolidated balance sheets, net of allowance for credit losses.  The accounts represent the revolving promissory note issued by the Company to iHeartCommunications and the revolving promissory note issued by iHeartCommunications to the Company in the face amount of $1.0 billion, or if more or less than such amount, the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all advances.  The accounts accrue interest pursuant to the terms of the promissory notes and were generally payable on demand or when they were scheduled to mature on May 15, 2019.
Included in the accounts are the net activities resulting from day-to-day cash management services provided by iHeartCommunications.  As a part of these services, the Company maintains collection bank accounts swept daily into accounts of iHeartCommunications (after satisfying the Company's controlled disbursement accounts and the funding requirements of the Trustee Accounts under the CCWH Senior Notes and the CCWH Subordinated Notes).  The Company’s claim in relation to cash transferred from its concentration account is on an unsecured basis and is limited to the balance of the “Due from iHeartCommunications” account.
Pursuant to an order entered by the Bankruptcy Court, as of March 14, 2018, the balance of the Due from iHeartCommunications Note was frozen, and following March 14, 2018, intercompany allocations that would have been reflected in adjustments to the balance of the Due from iHeartCommunications Note are instead reflected in an intercompany balance that accrues interest at a rate equal to the interest under the Due from iHeartCommunications Note.
As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the asset recorded in “Due from iHeartCommunications” on the consolidated balance sheet was $154.8 million.  The Company did not expect that the Company will be able to recover all of the amounts owed under the Due from iHeartCommunications Note upon the implementation of the iHeart Plan of Reorganization (as defined below). As a result, the Company recognized a loss of $855.6 million on the Due from iHeartCommunications Note during the fourth quarter of 2017 to reflect the estimated recoverable amount of the note as of December 31, 2017, based on management's best estimate of the cash settlement amount. In addition, upon the filing of the iHeart Chapter 11 Cases on March 14, 2018, the Company ceased recording interest income on the pre-petition balance due from iHeartCommunications as the collectability of the interest was not considered probable. As a result of the $855.6 million allowance on the Due from iHeartCommunications Note recognized during the fourth quarter of 2017 and the $21.3 million reserve recognized in relation to interest incurred during the pre-petition period in the three months ended March 31, 2018, the outstanding principal amount of $1,031.7 million was reduced to $154.8

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million as of March 31, 2019 on the consolidated balance sheet. Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Company agreed to a recovery amount of 14.44% of the outstanding principal amount, or approximately $149.0 million, in cash on the allowed claim of $1,031.7 million under the Due from iHeartCommunications Note.
The terms of the Due from iHeartCommunications Note provide that any balance over $1.0 billion accrues at an interest rate equal to the average yield of the nearest dated reference security, capped at 20%. As of March 31, 2019, the balance outstanding on the "Due from iHeartCommunications" exceeded $1.0 billion and therefore the interest rate applied to $1.0 billion of the balance outstanding was 9.3%.  The interest rate applied to the remaining balance was 20.0%. As noted above, no interest income was recorded on the pre-petition Due from iHeartCommunications Note during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.
If the Company does not realize the expected recovery under the Due from iHeartCommunications Note, or does not otherwise obtain sufficient supplemental liquidity as contemplated by the Disclosure Statement filed by the Debtors in the iHeart Chapter 11 Cases, the Company could experience a liquidity shortfall. In addition, any repayments that the Company received on the Due from iHeartCommunications Note during the one-year preference period prior to the filing of the iHeart Chapter 11 Cases may potentially be avoidable as a preference and subject to recovery by the iHeartCommunications bankruptcy estate, which could further exacerbate any liquidity shortfall.
Other Related Party Transactions
The Company provides advertising space on its billboards for iHeartMedia, Inc. and for radio stations owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded $1.0 million and $1.5 million, respectively, in revenue for these advertisements. The majority of these agreements are leasing transactions as they convey to iHeartMedia, Inc. the right to control the use of the Company's advertising structures for a stated period of time.
Under the Corporate Services Agreement between iHeartCommunications and the Company, iHeartCommunications provides management services to the Company, which include, among other things: (i) treasury, payroll and other financial related services; (ii) certain executive officer services; (iii) human resources and employee benefits services; (iv) legal and related services; (v) information systems, network and related services; (vi) investment services; (vii) procurement and sourcing support services; (viii) licensing of intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks and other intangible assets and (ix) other general corporate services.  These services are charged to the Company based on actual direct costs incurred or allocated by iHeartCommunications based on headcount, revenue or other factors on a pro rata basis. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded $7.4 million and $17.2 million, respectively, as a component of corporate expenses for these services. The lower management services costs primarily resulted from iHeartCommunications no longer charging the trademark licensing fee in 2019. The iHeart Chapter 11 Cases could materially impact iHeartCommunications' ability to provide these services to us, which could cause significant uncertainties for us and disrupt our operations and/or adversely affect our rights under the Corporate Services Agreement and the other intercompany agreements.
Pursuant to the Tax Matters Agreement between iHeartCommunications and the Company, the operations of the Company are included in a consolidated federal income tax return filed by iHeartCommunications.  The Company’s provision for income taxes has been computed on the basis that the Company files separate consolidated federal income tax returns with its subsidiaries.  Tax payments are made to iHeartCommunications on the basis of the Company’s separate taxable income.  Tax benefits recognized on the Company’s employee stock option exercises are retained by the Company. In addition, if iHeartCommunications or its subsidiaries use certain of our tax attributes (including net operating losses, foreign tax credits and other credits) and such use results in a decrease in tax liability for iHeartCommunications or its subsidiaries, then iHeartCommunications will reimburse us for the use of such attributes based on the amount of tax benefit realized. In connection with the iHeart Plan of Reorganization, the Company, iHeartMedia and certain related entities will enter into a new tax matters agreement (the “New Tax Matters Agreement”) to allocate the responsibility of iHeartMedia and its subsidiaries, on the one hand, and CCOH and its subsidiaries, on the other, for the payment of taxes arising prior to and subsequent to, and/or in connection with the iHeart Plan of Reorganization. The New Tax Matters Agreement provides that any reduction of our tax attributes as a result of cancellation of indebtedness income realized in connection with the iHeart Chapter 11 Cases is not treated as a use of such tax attributes and, therefore, does not require iHeartMedia to reimburse us for such reduction.
 
The Company computes its deferred income tax provision using the liability method in accordance with the provisions of ASC 740-10, as if the Company was a separate taxpayer.  Deferred tax assets and liabilities are determined based on differences between the financial reporting basis and tax basis of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates expected

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to apply to taxable income in the periods in which the deferred tax asset or liability is expected to be realized or settled.  Deferred tax assets are reduced by valuation allowances if the Company believes it is more likely than not some portion or all of the asset will not be realized.
 
Pursuant to the Employee Matters Agreement, the Company’s employees participate in iHeartCommunications’ employee benefit plans, including employee medical insurance and a 401(k) retirement benefit plan.  For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Company recorded $2.3 million and $2.3 million, respectively, as a component of selling, general and administrative expenses for these services.

NOTE 8 – INCOME TAXES

Income Tax Benefit (Expense)

The Company’s income tax benefit (expense) for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 consisted of the following components:
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Current tax expense
$
(71,720
)
 
$
(28,456
)
Deferred tax benefit (expense)
13,957

 
(16,911
)
Income tax expense
$
(57,763
)
 
$
(45,367
)
 
The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 was (51.7)% and (51.9)%, respectively. The effective rate for both periods was primarily impacted by the valuation allowance recorded against deferred tax assets resulting from current period net operating losses in U.S. federal, state and certain foreign jurisdictions due to uncertainty regarding the Company's ability to realize those assets in future periods.

NOTE 9 – SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION AND LOSS PER SHARE
The Company has granted restricted stock, restricted stock units and options to purchase shares of its Class A common stock to certain key individuals.

COMPUTATION OF LOSS PER SHARE
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
NUMERATOR:
 
 
 
Net loss attributable to the Company – common shares
$
(164,167
)
 
$
(128,422
)
 
 
 
 
DENOMINATOR:
 

 
 

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic
362,039

 
361,515

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted(1)
362,039

 
361,515

 
 
 
 
Net loss attributable to the Company per common share:
 

 
 

Basic
$
(0.45
)
 
$
(0.36
)
Diluted
$
(0.45
)
 
$
(0.36
)


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(1) 
Outstanding equity awards of 8.2 million and 7.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share because to do so would have been antidilutive.

NOTE 10 — OTHER INFORMATION
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
There was no change in deferred income tax liabilities resulting from adjustments to comprehensive loss for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.
Preferred Equity Commitment
On April 8, 2019, CCH entered into a Preferred Equity Commitment Letter (the "Commitment Letter") with an investor. Pursuant to the Commitment Letter, the investor has agreed to purchase 45,000 shares of Series A Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share ("New CCOH Preferred Stock"), of CCH having an aggregate initial liquidation preference of $45 million for a cash purchase price of $45 million.
Dividends on the New CCOH Preferred Stock will accrue on a daily basis at the applicable dividend rate on the then-current liquidation preference of the New CCOH Preferred Stock, as and when declared by the board of directors. Dividends will either (a) be payable in cash, if and to the extent declared by the board of directors, or (b) be added to the liquidation preference. The dividend rate will be equal to (i) the greater of (a) a published LIBOR rate or (b) two (2%) percent plus (ii) either a cash dividend margin or an accruing dividend margin, in each case based on New CCOH’s consolidated leverage ratio, subject to certain adjustments. At any leverage ratio, the accruing dividend margin will exceed the cash dividend margin by 1.5%. Dividends, if declared, will be payable on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of each year (or on the next business day if such date is not a business day).
The Company may redeem any of the New CCOH Preferred Stock, at its option, at any time on or after the third anniversary of the Issue Date, in each case, in cash at a redemption price equal to the Liquidation Preference per share. Upon consummation of certain equity offerings, the Company may, at its option, redeem all or a part of the New CCOH Preferred Stock for the Liquidation Preference plus a make-whole premium. In addition, upon the occurrence of, among other things (i) any change of control, (ii) a liquidation, dissolution, or winding up or (iii) certain insolvency events, each holder may require the Company to redeem for cash all of the then outstanding shares of New CCOH Preferred Stock. In addition, the holders of New CCOH Preferred Shares may require a designated subsidiary of the Company to purchase the shares after the fifth anniversary of issuance.
On the tenth anniversary of the issue date of the New CCOH Preferred Stock, the shares of New CCOH Preferred Stock will be subject to mandatory redemption for an amount equal to the liquidation preference.
The certificate of designations for the New CCOH Preferred Stock will limit its ability to incur additional debt or any other security ranking pari passu with or senior to the New CCOH Preferred Stock, other than in (a) an amount not to exceed $300 million on a cumulative basis or (b) subject to an incurrence-based leverage test, subject to other customary carve-outs.

NOTE 11 – SEGMENT DATA
The Company has two reportable segments, which it believes best reflect how the Company is currently managed – Americas and International.  The Americas segment consists of operations primarily in the United States and the International segment primarily includes operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America.  The Americas and International display inventory consists primarily of billboards, street furniture displays and transit displays.  Corporate includes infrastructure and support including information technology, human resources, legal, finance and administrative functions of each of the Company’s reportable segments, as well as overall executive, administrative and support functions.  Share-based payments are recorded in corporate expenses.


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The following table presents the Company's reportable segment results for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:
(In thousands)
Americas
 
International
 
Corporate and other reconciling items
 
Consolidated
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue
$
272,722

 
$
314,394

 
$

 
$
587,116

Direct operating expenses
130,519

 
217,308

 

 
347,827

Selling, general and administrative expenses
51,636

 
71,330

 

 
122,966

Corporate expenses

 

 
28,614

 
28,614

Depreciation and amortization
39,496

 
34,581

 
999

 
75,076

Other operating expense, net

 

 
(3,522
)
 
(3,522
)
Operating income (loss)
$
51,071

 
$
(8,825
)
 
$
(33,135
)
 
$
9,111

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
$
11,408

 
$
14,819

 
$
1,946

 
$
28,173

Share-based compensation expense
$

 
$

 
$
1,834

 
$
1,834

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue
$
255,847

 
$
342,551

 
$

 
$
598,398

Direct operating expenses
124,873

 
236,416

 

 
361,289

Selling, general and administrative expenses
48,950

 
78,458

 

 
127,408

Corporate expenses

 

 
35,435

 
35,435

Depreciation and amortization
44,504

 
38,565

 
991

 
84,060

Other operating expense, net

 

 
(54
)
 
(54
)
Operating income (loss)
$
37,520

 
$
(10,888
)
 
$
(36,480
)
 
$
(9,848
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
$
12,907

 
$
15,272

 
$
493

 
$
28,672

Share-based compensation expense
$

 
$

 
$
2,106

 
$
2,106




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NOTE 12 – GUARANTOR SUBSIDIARIES

The Company and certain of the Company’s direct and indirect wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries (the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”) fully and unconditionally guarantee on a joint and several basis certain of the outstanding indebtedness of CCWH.  The following consolidating schedules present financial information on a combined basis in conformity with the SEC’s Regulation S-X Rule 3-10(d):
(In thousands)
March 31, 2019
 
Parent
 
Subsidiary
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantor
 
 
 
 
 
Company
 
Issuer
 
Subsidiaries
 
Subsidiaries
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1,562

 
$

 
$
20,753

 
$
148,195

 
$

 
$
170,510

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

 

 
202,696

 
433,824

 

 
636,520

Intercompany receivables

 
716,437

 
2,783,630

 
43,840

 
(3,543,907
)
 

Prepaid expenses

 
1,211

 
25,107

 
33,968

 

 
60,286

Other current assets

 

 
1,346

 
30,296

 

 
31,642

Total Current Assets
1,562

 
717,648

 
3,033,532

 
690,123

 
(3,543,907
)
 
898,958

Structures, net

 

 
575,719

 
438,969

 

 
1,014,688

Other property, plant and equipment, net

 

 
122,732

 
107,140

 

 
229,872

Indefinite-lived intangibles

 

 
971,163

 

 

 
971,163

Other intangibles, net

 

 
232,174

 
17,010

 

 
249,184

Goodwill

 

 
507,820

 
194,999

 

 
702,819

Operating lease right-of-use assets

 

 
1,006,077

 
998,409

 

 
2,004,486

Due from iHeartCommunications
154,758

 

 

 

 

 
154,758

Intercompany notes receivable
182,026

 
5,184,629

 
4,895

 
16,272

 
(5,387,822
)
 

Other assets
106,762

 
(3,672
)
 
1,213,685

 
71,031

 
(1,288,100
)
 
99,706

Total Assets
$
445,108

 
$
5,898,605

 
$
7,667,797

 
$
2,533,953

 
$
(10,219,829
)
 
$
6,325,634

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$

 
$

 
$
33,142

 
$
71,884

 
$

 
$
105,026

Intercompany payable
2,783,630

 

 
760,277

 

 
(3,543,907
)
 

Current operating lease liabilities

 

 
102,663

 
263,770

 

 
366,433

Accrued expenses
11,952

 
2,428

 
113,380

 
343,434

 

 
471,194

Deferred revenue

 

 
45,101

 
58,138

 

 
103,239

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 
234

 

 

 
234

Total Current Liabilities
2,795,582

 
2,428

 
1,054,797

 
737,226

 
(3,543,907
)
 
1,046,126

Long-term debt

 
4,918,330

 
3,594

 
371,481

 

 
5,293,405

Noncurrent operating lease liabilities

 

 
907,067

 
761,491

 

 
1,668,558

Intercompany notes payable

 
16,273

 
5,107,467

 
264,082

 
(5,387,822
)
 

Due to iHeartCommunications, post iHeart Chapter 11 Cases
73,747

 

 

 

 

 
73,747

Deferred tax liability
(35,587
)
 
854

 
424,763

 
(66,570
)
 

 
323,460

Other long-term liabilities
537

 

 
72,259

 
103,372

 

 
176,168

Total stockholders' equity (deficit)
(2,389,171
)
 
960,720

 
97,850

 
362,871

 
(1,288,100
)
 
(2,255,830
)
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)
$
445,108

 
$
5,898,605

 
$
7,667,797

 
$
2,533,953

 
$
(10,219,829
)
 
$
6,325,634


 

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(UNAUDITED)


(In thousands)
December 31, 2018
 
Parent
 
Subsidiary
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantor
 
 
 
 
 
Company
 
Issuer
 
Subsidiaries
 
Subsidiaries
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Cash and cash equivalents
$
1,560

 
$

 
$
18,464

 
$
162,432

 
$

 
$
182,456

Accounts receivable, net of allowance

 

 
226,230

 
480,079

 

 
706,309

Intercompany receivables

 
773,844

 
2,807,601

 
66,551

 
(3,647,996
)
 

Prepaid expenses
329

 
1,211

 
52,052

 
42,142

 

 
95,734

Other current assets

 

 
2,857

 
28,444

 

 
31,301

Total Current Assets
1,889

 
775,055

 
3,107,204

 
779,648

 
(3,647,996
)
 
1,015,800

Structures, net

 

 
594,456

 
458,560

 

 
1,053,016

Other property, plant and equipment, net

 

 
127,449

 
108,473

 

 
235,922

Indefinite-lived intangibles

 

 
971,163

 

 

 
971,163

Other intangibles, net

 

 
235,326

 
17,536

 

 
252,862

Goodwill

 

 
507,820

 
198,183

 

 
706,003

Due from iHeartCommunications
154,758

 

 

 

 

 
154,758

Intercompany notes receivable
182,026

 
5,116,629

 
4,895

 
16,272

 
(5,319,822
)
 

Other assets
252,239

 
44,792

 
1,291,278

 
80,466

 
(1,536,271
)
 
132,504

Total Assets
$
590,912

 
$
5,936,476

 
$
6,839,591

 
$
1,659,138

 
$
(10,504,089
)
 
$
4,522,028

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$

 
$

 
$
30,206

 
$
83,508

 
$

 
$
113,714

Intercompany payable
2,807,601

 

 
840,395

 

 
(3,647,996
)
 

Accrued expenses
33,632

 
1,599

 
68,484

 
427,108

 

 
530,823

Deferred revenue

 

 
45,914

 
39,138

 

 
85,052

Current portion of long-term debt

 

 
227

 

 

 
227

Total Current Liabilities
2,841,233

 
1,599

 
985,226

 
549,754

 
(3,647,996
)
 
729,816

Long-term debt

 
4,902,447

 
3,654

 
371,007

 

 
5,277,108

Intercompany notes payable

 
16,273

 
5,039,418

 
264,131

 
(5,319,822
)
 

Due to iHeartCommunications, post iHeart Chapter 11 Cases
21,591

 

 

 

 

 
21,591

Deferred tax liability
(46,739
)
 
853

 
428,319

 
(47,418
)
 

 
335,015

Other long-term liabilities
542

 

 
139,647

 
119,961

 

 
260,150

Total stockholders' equity (deficit)
(2,225,715
)
 
1,015,304

 
243,327

 
401,703

 
(1,536,271
)
 
(2,101,652
)
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)
$
590,912

 
$
5,936,476

 
$
6,839,591

 
$
1,659,138

 
$
(10,504,089
)
 
$
4,522,028


 

 






24



CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)


(In thousands)
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
 
Parent
 
Subsidiary
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantor
 
 
 
 
 
Company
 
Issuer
 
Subsidiaries
 
Subsidiaries
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Revenue
$

 
$

 
$
270,452

 
$
316,664

 
$

 
$
587,116

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Direct operating expenses

 

 
129,054

 
218,773

 

 
347,827

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 
51,379

 
71,587

 

 
122,966

Corporate expenses
1,109

 

 
16,885

 
10,620

 

 
28,614

Depreciation and amortization

 

 
40,212

 
34,864

 

 
75,076

Other operating expense, net
(113
)
 

 
(424
)
 
(2,985
)
 

 
(3,522
)
Operating income (loss)
(1,222
)
 

 
32,498

 
(22,165
)
 

 
9,111

Interest expense
805

 
104,565

 
586

 
8,907

 

 
114,863

Intercompany interest income
5,464

 
104,990

 
6,471

 

 
(116,925
)
 

Intercompany interest expense
811

 
250

 
110,454

 
5,410

 
(116,925
)
 

Equity in loss of nonconsolidated affiliates
(144,442
)
 
(31,410
)
 
(37,676
)
 
(348
)
 
213,669

 
(207
)
Loss on extinguishment of debt

 
(5,474
)
 

 

 

 
(5,474
)
Other income (expense), net

 

 
(2,763
)
 
2,405

 

 
(358
)
Loss before income taxes
(141,816
)
 
(36,709
)
 
(112,510
)
 
(34,425
)
 
213,669

 
(111,791
)
Income tax expense
(22,351
)
 
(821
)
 
(31,932
)
 
(2,659
)
 

 
(57,763
)
Consolidated net loss
(164,167
)
 
(37,530
)
 
(144,442
)
 
(37,084
)