Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Divestiture of Disc Publishing

Divestiture of Disc Publishing
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Discontinued Operations and Disposal Groups [Abstract]  
Divestiture of Disc Publishing Business
Divestiture of Disc Publishing Business
On April 24, 2014, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “asset purchase agreement”) with Equus Holdings, Inc. and Redwood Acquisition, Inc. (now known as Rimage Corporation, “Buyer”). Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, the Company agreed to sell to Buyer all of the assets primarily used or primarily held for use in connection with its disc publishing business. Buyer also agreed to assume on the closing date certain agreements and liabilities relating to the disc publishing business and the acquired assets.
At a special meeting of the Company's shareholders held on June 27, 2014, the Company's shareholders approved the sale of the disc publishing assets as contemplated by the asset purchase agreement. As a result, effective June 27, 2014, the disc publishing business was classified as held for sale and qualified for discontinued operations presentation in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. The results of the discontinued disc publishing business have been presented as discontinued operations effective with the reporting of financial results for the second quarter 2014. As such, financial results for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014 have been reported on this basis.
On July 1, 2014, the Company’s sale of the disc publishing business was completed. The Company also entered into a mutual transition services agreement with Buyer and entered into a lease agreement with Buyer for the lease from Buyer of a portion of the property located at 7725 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55439. The Company terminated the lease agreement in September 2015 due to the Company relocating its corporate headquarters to 510 1st Avenue North, Suite 305, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
The adjusted purchase price paid to the Company was $22.0 million, of which $2.3 million was placed in an escrow account to support the Company’s indemnification obligations under the asset purchase agreement for a fifteen-month escrow period. In the third quarter of 2014, the Company recorded a gain on sale of the disc publishing business of $16.2 million, exclusive of the impact of transaction related expenses recorded through September 30, 2014. The gain on sale attributable to the U.S. is offset for federal income tax purposes by current or prior-year tax losses but is subject to applicable state income taxes.
The operational results of the disc publishing business are presented in the “Net income from discontinued operations, net of tax” line item in the consolidated statements of operations. Also included in this line item for the 2014 period is the gain on sale of the disc publishing business and non-recurring expenses incurred by the Company as a result of the sale of the disc publishing business, including third-party transaction specific costs, one-time income tax related impacts and the acceleration of vesting of cash-based long-term incentive and stock-based awards payable to employees of the disc publishing business upon completion of the asset sale transaction. The described non-recurring expenses and income tax related impacts amounted to approximately $9.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. No general corporate charges were allocated to the discontinued business. The assets and liabilities of the discontinued business are presented on the consolidated balance sheets as assets and liabilities from discontinued operations.
Other than consolidated amounts reflecting operating results and balances for both the continuing and discontinued operations, all remaining amounts presented in the accompanying consolidated financial statements and notes reflect the financial results and financial position of the Company's continuing enterprise video content management software business.
Revenue, operating income, gain on sale of business, income tax expense and net income from discontinued operations were as follows (in thousands):
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As of December 31, 2015, assets and liabilities from discontinued operations consisted of $50,000 of other current liabilities. The Company had no assets and liabilities from discontinued operations as of December 31, 2016.