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Acquisitions

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Acquisitions
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Acquisitions
Acquisitions
We apply the guidance contained in ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations ("ASC 805") in determining whether an acquisition transaction constitutes a business combination. ASC 805 defines a business as consisting of inputs and processes applied to those inputs that have the ability to create outputs. The acquisition transactions below were determined to constitute business combinations and were accounted for under ASC 805.
Purchase consideration includes assets transferred, liabilities incurred, and/or equity interests issued by us, all of which are measured at their fair value as of the date of acquisition. Our business combination transactions may be structured to include an up-front cash payment and deferred and/or contingent cash payments to be made at specified dates subsequent to the date of acquisition. Deferred cash payments are included in the acquisition consideration based on their fair value as of the acquisition date. The fair value of these obligations is estimated based on the present value, as of the date of acquisition, of the anticipated future payments. The future payments are discounted using a rate that considers an estimate of the return expected by a market-participant and a measurement of the risk inherent in the cash flows, among other inputs. Deferred cash payments are generally subject to adjustments specified in the underlying purchase agreement related to the seller's indemnification obligations. Contingent cash payments are obligations to make future cash payments to the seller, the payment of which is contingent upon the acquired business achieving stipulated operational or financial targets in the post-acquisition period. Contingent cash payments are included in the purchase consideration at their fair value as of the acquisition date. The fair value of these payments is estimated by management using a probability weighted discount model based on the achievement of the specified targets. The fair value of these liabilities is re-evaluated on a quarterly basis, and any change is reflected in the line "General and administrative" in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
The total purchase consideration is allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values. Any excess consideration is classified as goodwill. Acquired intangibles are recorded at their estimated fair value based on the income approach using market-based estimates. Acquired intangibles generally include developed product technologies, which are amortized over their useful life on a straight-line basis, and client relationships, which are amortized over their useful life proportionately to the expected discounted cash flows derived from the asset. When trade names acquired are not classified as indefinite-lived, they are amortized on a straight-line basis over their expected useful life.
Acquisition costs are expensed as incurred and are included in the line "General and administrative" in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. We include the results of operations from acquired businesses in our condensed consolidated financial statements from the effective date of the acquisition.
2016 Acquisitions
NWP Services Corporation
In March 2016, we acquired all of the issued and outstanding stock of NWP Services Corporation ("NWP"). NWP provides a full range of utility management services, including resident billing; payment processing; utility expense management; analytics and reporting; sub-metering and maintenance; and regulatory compliance. The primary products offered by NWP include Utility Logic, Utility Smart, Utility Genius, SmartSource, and NWP Sub-meter. NWP will be integrated into our resident services product family. The integrated platform will enable property owners and managers to increase the collection of rent utilities and energy recovery. Goodwill arising from this acquisition consists of anticipated synergies from the integration of NWP into our existing structure.
We acquired NWP's issued and outstanding stock for a purchase price of $69.0 million. The purchase price consisted of a cash payment of $59.0 million at closing, net of cash acquired of $0.1 million; deferred cash obligations of $7.2 million, payable over a period of three years following the date of acquisition; and other amounts totaling $3.2 million, consisting of payments to certain employees and former shareholders of NWP that are expected to be remitted over a short-term period. The deferred cash obligation is subject to adjustments specified in the merger agreement related to the sellers' indemnification obligations. The acquisition-date fair value of the deferred cash obligation was $6.8 million. This acquisition was financed with proceeds from our term loan that was issued in February 2016. Acquisition costs associated with this transaction totaled $0.2 million, and were expensed as incurred.
The preliminary allocation of the purchase price is as follows, in thousands:
 
NWP
Restricted cash
$
4,960

Accounts receivable
7,902

Property, equipment, and software
3,194

Intangible assets
16,349

Goodwill
35,292

Deferred tax assets, net
10,154

Net other assets
3,065

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
(6,589
)
Client deposits held in restricted accounts
(5,294
)
Total purchase price
$
69,033


The acquired identified intangible assets comprise developed technologies, trade name, and client relationships having useful lives of five, three, and ten years, respectively. Goodwill and identified intangible assets acquired in this business combination, valued at $35.3 million and $16.3 million, have carryover tax bases of $0.7 million and $11.0 million, respectively, which are deductible for tax purposes. Goodwill and identified intangible assets recognized in excess of those carryover tax basis amounts are not deductible for tax purposes. Accounts receivable acquired have a gross contractual value of $11.3 million, of which $3.4 million is estimated to be uncollectable.
We assigned approximately $10.2 million of value to deferred tax assets in our purchase price allocation, consisting primarily of $9.9 million of federal and state net operating losses ("NOL"). This NOL amount reflects the tax benefit from approximately $27.3 million of NOLs we expect to realize after considering various limitations and restrictions on NWP's pre-acquisition NOLs.
In connection with the acquisition of NWP, we recorded an indemnification asset of $1.2 million, which represents the selling security holders' obligation under the purchase agreement to indemnify RealPage, Inc. for the outcome of certain accrued obligations. The indemnification asset was recognized on the same basis as the corresponding liability, which is based on its estimated fair value as of the date of acquisition. We are also indemnified against losses related to certain litigation to which NWP was a party at the date of acquisition. A settlement was reached in one of these matters in March 2016, for which a liability of $0.5 million was recognized in our allocation of purchase price. At this time, sufficient information is not available to predict the outcome or costs of responding to, or the costs, if any, of resolving the remaining matters.
The estimated fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed presented above are provisional and are based on the information available as of the acquisition date. We believe that information provides a reasonable basis for estimating the fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, but the Company is awaiting additional information necessary to finalize those values. Therefore, the provisional measurements of fair value are subject to change, and such changes could be significant. We expect to finalize the valuation of these assets and liabilities as soon as practicable, but no later than one year from the acquisition date.
2015 Acquisitions
Indatus
In June 2015, we acquired certain assets from ICIM Corporation, including the Answer Automation, Call Tracker, and Zip Digital products, marketed under the name Indatus. The Indatus offerings are software-as-a-service products that provide automated answering services, marketing spend analysis tools, and other features which enhance the ability of managers of multifamily properties to communicate with their residents. We are currently integrating the Indatus assets with our existing contact center and maintenance products, which will increase the features of these existing solutions.
We acquired the Indatus assets for a purchase price of $49.4 million, consisting of a cash payment of $43.8 million at closing; deferred cash payments of up to $5.0 million, payable over nineteen months after the acquisition date; and contingent cash payments of up to $2.0 million, in the aggregate, if certain revenue targets are met for the twelve month periods ending June 30, 2016 and 2017. The fair value of the deferred and contingent cash payments was $4.7 million and $0.9 million, respectively, as of the acquisition date. Direct acquisition costs were $0.3 million. This acquisition was financed using proceeds from our revolving credit facility.
The acquired developed product technologies and client relationships have useful lives of three and ten years, respectively. The trade name acquired is being amortized over a useful life of one year, based on our anticipated use of the asset. Goodwill and identified intangible assets associated with the acquisition are deductible for tax purposes. Goodwill arising from the acquisition consists largely of anticipated synergies resulting from the integration of Indatus with our pre-existing products and from leveraging our existing client base and sales staff.
VRX
In June 2015, we acquired certain assets from RJ Vacations, LLC and Switch Development Corporation, including the VRX product ("VRX"). VRX is a software-as-a-service application which allows vacation rental management companies to manage the cleaning and turning of units, accounting, and document management. VRX augments our existing line of solutions offered to the vacation rental industry, and we are currently integrating it with our Kigo solution.
We acquired the VRX assets for a purchase price of $2.0 million, consisting of a cash payment of $1.5 million at closing and a contingent cash payment of up to $0.5 million. Payment of the contingent cash obligation is dependent upon the achievement of certain subscription or booking activity targets and is subject to adjustments specified in the acquisition agreement related to the sellers' indemnification obligations. The contingent cash obligation had a fair value of $0.5 million, as of the acquisition date, and is due fifteen months after the date of acquisition.
The acquisition agreement also provides for the sellers to receive additional contingent cash payments of up to $3.0 million. Payment of the additional contingent consideration is dependent upon the achievement of certain revenue targets during the twelve month periods ending December 31, 2016, 2017, and 2018, and the sellers providing certain services during a specified period following the acquisition date. Due to this post-acquisition service requirement, the Company concluded that the additional contingent cash payments represent post-acquisition compensation; therefore, these amounts were excluded from the purchase consideration. This acquisition was financed using cash flows from operations. Direct acquisition costs were immaterial.
The acquired developed product technologies have an estimated useful life of three years. The estimated fair value of the client relationships acquired was immaterial and these intangible assets were expensed as of the acquisition date. Goodwill arising from the acquisition consists largely of anticipated synergies resulting from the integration of VRX with Kigo. Goodwill and identified intangible assets associated with the acquisition are deductible for tax purposes.
Purchase Price Allocation
The estimated fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed related to the above acquisitions are provisional and are based on the information that was available as of the acquisition date to estimate the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed. We believe that this information provides a reasonable basis for estimating the fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, but we are waiting for additional information necessary to finalize those fair values. Therefore, the provisional measurements of fair value reflected are subject to change and such changes could be significant. We expect to finalize the valuation and complete the purchase price allocation as soon as practicable, but no later than one year from the acquisition date.
We preliminarily allocated the purchase price of Indatus and VRX as follows:
 
 
Indatus
 
VRX
 
 
(in thousands)
Accounts receivable
 
$
646

 
$

Intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
Developed product technologies
 
13,400

 
794

Client relationships
 
9,770

 
11

Trade names
 
83

 

Goodwill
 
25,575

 
1,186

Net other liabilities
 
(57
)
 

Total purchase price
 
$
49,417

 
$
1,991


At March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, total deferred cash obligations related to acquisitions completed in 2015 were $4.9 million and $5.1 million, respectively, and were carried net of a discount of $0.1 million and $0.2 million.
The aggregate fair value of contingent consideration obligations related to acquisitions completed in 2015 was $0.6 million and $0.8 million at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively. During the three months ended March 31, 2016, we recognized a net gain of $0.2 million related to changes in the fair value of these obligations.
No payments of deferred or contingent cash obligations related to acquisitions completed in 2015 were made during the three months ended March 31, 2016.
Acquisition Activity Prior to 2015
We completed acquisitions in the years prior to 2015 for which acquisition-related deferred and contingent consideration was included in the purchase price and recorded at fair value. The liability established for the acquisition-related contingent consideration will continue to be re-evaluated on a quarterly basis and measured at the estimated fair value based on the probabilities, as determined by management, of achieving the respective targets. This evaluation will be performed until all of the targets have been met or terms of the respective agreements expire.
At March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, total deferred cash obligations related to acquisitions completed prior to 2015 totaled $5.0 million and $7.3 million, respectively. During the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, we paid deferred cash obligations related to these acquisitions in the amount of $2.5 million and $0.5 million, respectively.
The aggregate fair value of contingent cash obligations related to acquisitions completed prior to 2015 was estimated to be zero at both March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015. During the three months ended March 31, 2015, we paid contingent cash obligations totaling $0.7 million related to these acquisitions. No payments were made during the three months ended March 31, 2016 related to these obligations. A net loss of $0.3 million was recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2015 related to the change in fair value of the contingent cash obligations. No gain or loss was recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2016.
Pro Forma Results of Acquisitions
The following table presents pro forma results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, as if the aforementioned acquisitions had occurred at the beginning of each period presented. The pro forma information includes the business combination accounting effects resulting from these acquisitions, including interest expense, tax benefit, and additional amortization resulting from the valuation of amortizable intangible assets. We prepared the pro forma financial information for the combined entities for comparative purposes only, and it is not indicative of what actual results would have been if the acquisitions had occurred at the beginning of the presented period, or of future periods. Pro forma results are presented in thousands, except per share amounts.
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2016
Pro Forma
 
2015
Pro Forma
 
 
 
 
Total revenue:
$
138,131

 
$
127,193

Net income (loss)
2,755

 
(2,585
)
Net income (loss) per common share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.04

 
$
(0.03
)
Diluted
$
0.04

 
$
(0.03
)