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Organization, Nature of Operations, and Principles of Consolidation

Organization, Nature of Operations, and Principles of Consolidation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
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 over 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 currently curated into four channels: Yoga, Transformation, Alternative Healing, and Seeking Truth, and delivered directly to our subscribers through our streaming platform. 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.

In March 2018, we completed an underwritten public offering of 2,683,333 shares of our Class A common stock, which included 350,000 shares of Class A common stock issued pursuant to the over-allotment option granted to our underwriters, at a public offering price of $15.00 per share. We received net proceeds of approximately $37.1 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering costs. A majority of our board of directors and executive management also participated in the offering.

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 our significant accounting policies, other than the adoption of accounting pronouncements below, as compared to the significant accounting polices described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

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.

Recently Adopted Accounting Policies

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) which amended the existing accounting standards for revenue recognition. ASU 2014-09 establishes principles for recognizing revenue upon the transfer of promised goods or services to customers, in an amount that reflects the expected consideration received in exchange for those goods or services. We adopted ASU 2014-09 in the first quarter of 2018 using the modified retrospective approach. Because our primary source of revenues is from monthly subscription fees which are recognized ratably over each subscription period, the impact on our consolidated financial statements is not material.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

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.  We will adopt the new guidance in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year when we perform our annual goodwill impairment analysis, with no expected impact.

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 an 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.