|SEVEN STARS CLOUD GROUP, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/13/2017|
Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., Its Subsidiaries
and Variable Interest Entities
(iii) During the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company determined that the Charter/Cooperation agreements will not serve the business or generate future cash flow. As no future cash flows will be generated from the Charter/Cooperation agreements, the Company estimated the fair value of the Charter/Cooperation agreements to be nil as of December 31, 2016. Fair value was determined using unobservable (Level 3) inputs. Impairment loss from Charter/Cooperation agreements of $1,846,000 was recognized in 2016 to write off the entire book value of the Charter/Cooperation agreements. In June, 2017, this intangible asset has been disposed of along with other net assets in Zhong Hai Shi Xun.
(iv) During the second quarter of 2017, the Company determined that one of its subsidiaries in the US will not serve the non-core business or generate future cash flow. As no future cash flows will be generated from using the patent owned by this subsidiary, the Company estimated the fair value of those patent to be nil as of June 30, 2017. Fair value was determined using unobservable (Level 3) inputs. Impairment loss from patent of $63,621 was recognized in 2017 to write off the entire book value of the patent.
The following table outlines the amortization expense for the next three years and thereafter:
Cost method investments
Cost method investments as of the period ended September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 are as follow:
On April 13, 2016, SSF entered into a Game Right Assignment Agreement with SSS for the acquisition of certain game IP rights (“Game IP Rights”) for approximately $2.7 million (RMB18 million) in cash. On April 15, 2016, SSF entered into a Capital Increase Agreement with Nanjing Tops Game Co., Ltd. (“Topsgame”) and its shareholders whereby SSF transferred the Game IP Rights acquired from SSS to Topsgame in exchange for 13% of Topsgame’s equity ownership. Topsgame is a PRC company that specializes in the independent development and operation of online, stand-alone and other games as well as the distribution of domestic and overseas games. The Company’s 13% ownership interest does not provide the Company with the right to nor does the Company have representation on the board of directors of Topsgame.
The Company has recognized the cost of the investment in Topsgame, which is a private company with no readily determinable fair value, based on the acquisition cost of Game IP Rights of approximately $2.7 million and accounts for the investment by the cost method.
On September 14, 2016, SSF increased its investment in Topsgame by RMB3,900,000 (approximately $584,000) and maintained its 13% equity ownership of Topsgame. The investment continued to be accounted for using the cost method.
On June 30, 2017, the Company entered into the BT SPA, pursuant to which, Topsgame has been agreed to be sold to BT in the consideration of the fair value of Topsgame which approximates to its carrying book value (appraised by an independent third party). However, considering the payment term is in one year, its collectability is uncertain and required legal transfer process was not completed as of September 30, 2017, Company did not account for this transaction as of September 30, 2017.