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Organization, Nature of Operations, and Principles of Consolidation

Organization, Nature of Operations, and Principles of Consolidation
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
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Organization, Nature of Operations, and Principles of Consolidation

1. Organization, Nature of Operations, and Principles of Consolidation

Gaia, Inc., was incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado in 1988 and operates a global digital video subscription service and on-line community that caters to a unique and underserved subscriber base. Our digital content library of approximately 8,000 titles is available to our subscribers on most Internet-connected devices anytime, anywhere commercial free. Our subscribers have unlimited access to a vast library of inspiring films, cutting edge documentaries, interviews, yoga classes, transformation related content, and more – 90% of which is exclusively available to our subscribers for digital streaming.

Our mission is to create a transformational network that empowers a global conscious community. Content on our network is delivered directly to our subscribers through our streaming platform and currently curated into three channels: Yoga, Transformation and Seeking Truth. We curate programming for these channels by producing content in our in-house production studios with a staff of media professionals. This produced and owned content currently represents about 80% of total views. We complement our produced and owned content through long term, predominately exclusive, licensing agreements.

We have prepared the accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) and they include our accounts and those of our subsidiaries. Intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods disclosed in this report are not necessarily indicative of future financial results.

There have been no material changes in the Company’s significant accounting policies as disclosed in the Company’s Annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

Use of Estimates and Reclassifications

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the accompanying financial statements and disclosures. Although we base these estimates on our best knowledge of current events and actions that we may undertake in the future, actual results may be different from the estimates. We have made certain reclassifications to prior period amounts to conform to the current period presentations.

Accounting Pronouncements Adopted in 2017

In March 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which amends Topic 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation. ASU No. 2016-09 simplifies several aspects of the accounting for share-based payment transactions, including the income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, and classification on the statement of cash flows. ASU No. 2016-09 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those fiscal years. We adopted this guidance effective January 1, 2017. The adoption impact on the consolidated condensed balance sheet was a cumulative-effect adjustment of $0.2 million, increasing opening retained earnings and decreasing paid-in capital.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Accounting for Goodwill Impairment, to simplify financial reporting by eliminating the need to determine the fair value of individual assets and liabilities of a reporting unit to measure goodwill impairment.  Under ASU 2017-04, an entity should perform its goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of the reporting unit with its carrying amount and recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value, up to the amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit.  The new guidance effectively eliminates “Step 2” from the previous goodwill impairment test.  ASU 2017-04 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2019.  Early adoption is permitted for goodwill impairment tests performed on testing dates after January 1, 2017.  We have not determined if we will adopt the new guidance early, but do not expect the adoption of ASU 2017-04 to have a significant impact on the results of our goodwill impairment testing.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The new standard establishes a right-of-use (ROU) model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. The new standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Based on our preliminary assessment, we do not expect the new standard to have a material impact on our reported financial position or results of operations.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The standard superseded most previous revenue recognition rules, and will become effective for us in the first quarter of 2018. The core principle of the standard is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration the entity expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. Our revenue transactions typically consist of a single distinct, fixed-price performance obligation that is delivered to the customer at a single point in time, or over a subscription period. We are monitoring the evolving interpretations and implementation guidance. Based on our preliminary assessment, we do not expect the new standard to have a material impact on our reported financial position or results of operations.