C. INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2015
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]|
|NOTE C - INTANGIBLE ASSETS AND GOODWILL||
Total identifiable intangible assets acquired and their carrying values at September 30, 2015 are:
Total identifiable intangible assets acquired and their carrying values at December 31, 2014 are:
Total amortization expense charged to operations for each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 was $60,420 and $181,260. The weighted average remaining amortization period for the subscriber list is 2.98 years.
Estimated future amortization expense as of September 30, 2015 is as follows:
The Company does not amortize goodwill. The Company recorded goodwill in the amount of $14,670,446 as a result of the acquisitions of EthoStream and Smart Systems International (SSI) during the year ended December 31, 2007. The Company evaluates goodwill for impairment based on the fair value of the reporting units to which this goodwill relates at least once a year. The Company utilizes a discounted cash flow valuation methodology (income approach) to determine the fair value of the reporting unit. Since acquisition, the Company has written off $3,000,000 and $5,874,016 of goodwill for EthoStream and SSI, respectively.
The entire disclosure for the aggregate amount of goodwill and a description of intangible assets, which may include (a) for amortizable intangible assets (also referred to as finite-lived intangible assets), the carrying amount, the amount of any significant residual value, and the weighted-average amortization period, (b) for intangible assets not subject to amortization (also referred to as indefinite-lived intangible assets), the carrying amount, and (c) the amount of research and development assets acquired and written off in the period, including the line item in the income statement in which the amounts written off are aggregated, if not readily apparent from the income statement. Also discloses (a) for amortizable intangibles assets in total and by major class, the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization, the total amortization expense for the period, and the estimated aggregate amortization expense for each of the five succeeding fiscal years, (b) for intangible assets not subject to amortization the carrying amount in total and by major class, and (c) for goodwill, in total and for each reportable segment, the changes in the carrying amount of goodwill during the period (including the aggregate amount of goodwill acquired, the aggregate amount of impairment losses recognized, and the amount of goodwill included in the gain (loss) on disposal of a reporting unit). If any part of goodwill has not been allocated to a reportable segment, discloses the unallocated amount and the reasons for not allocating. For each impairment loss recognized related to an intangible asset (excluding goodwill), discloses: (a) a description of the impaired intangible asset and the facts and circumstances leading to the impairment, (b) the amount of the impairment loss and the method for determining fair value, (c) the caption in the income statement or the statement of activities in which the impairment loss is aggregated, and (d) the segment in which the impaired intangible asset is reported. For each goodwill impairment loss recognized, discloses: (a) a description of the facts and circumstances leading to the impairment, (b) the amount of the impairment loss and the method of determining the fair value of the associated reporting unit, and (c) if a recognized impairment loss is an estimate not finalized and the reasons why the estimate is not final. May also disclose the nature and amount of any significant adjustments made to a previous estimate of an impairment loss.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef