NAVIOS MARITIME ACQUISITION CORPORATION
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars except share and per share data)
(o) Goodwill: Goodwill acquired in a business combination is not to be
amortized. Goodwill is tested for impairment at the reporting unit level at least annually and written down with a charge to the statements of operations if the carrying amount exceeds the estimated implied fair value.
The Company evaluates impairment of goodwill using a two-step process. First, the aggregate fair value
of the reporting unit is compared to its carrying amount, including goodwill. The Company determines the fair value of the reporting unit based on a combination of discounted cash flow analysis and an industry market multiple.
If the fair value exceeds the carrying amount, no impairment exists. If the carrying amount of the reporting unit exceeds the fair value, then
the Company must perform the second step in order to determine the implied fair value of the reporting units goodwill and compare it with its carrying amount. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined by allocating the fair value of the
reporting unit to all the assets and liabilities of that unit, as if the unit had been acquired in a business combination and the fair value of the unit was the purchase price. If the carrying amount of the goodwill exceeds the implied fair value,
then goodwill impairment is recognized by writing the goodwill down to its implied fair value.
Navios Acquisition has one reporting unit.
No impairment loss was recognized for any of the periods presented.
(p) Intangibles other than goodwill: Navios
Acquisitions intangible assets and liabilities consisted of favorable lease terms and unfavorable lease terms. When intangible assets or liabilities associated with the acquisition of a vessel are identified, they are recorded at fair value.
Fair value is determined by reference to market data and the discounted amount of expected future cash flows. Where charter rates are higher than market charter rates, an asset is recorded, being the difference between the acquired charter rate and
the market charter rate for an equivalent vessel. Where charter rates are less than market charter rates, a liability is recorded, being the difference between the assumed charter rate and the market charter rate for an equivalent vessel. The
determination of the fair value of acquired assets and assumed liabilities requires us to make significant assumptions and estimates of many variables including market charter rates, expected future charter rates, the level of utilization of its
vessels and its weighted average cost of capital. The use of different assumptions could result in a material change in the fair value of these items, which could have a material impact on Navios Acquisitions financial position and results of
The amortizable value of favorable and unfavorable leases is amortized over the remaining life of the lease term and the
amortization expense is included in the statements of operations in the depreciation and amortization line item. The amortizable value of favorable leases would be considered impaired if their fair market values could not be recovered from the
future undiscounted cash flows associated with the asset. If a vessel purchase option is exercised the portion of this asset will be capitalized as part of the cost of the vessel and will be depreciated over the remaining useful life of the vessel.
As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, Navios Acquisition did not have any intangible assets or liabilities.
considering various indicators performed impairment tests on asset groups which included intangible assets and liabilities as described in paragraph (m) above. As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, there was no impairment of intangible assets.
(q) Preferred shares Series D: Navios Acquisition issued shares of its authorized Series D Preferred Stock (nominal and
fair value $12,000) to a shipyard, in partial settlement of the purchase price of its newbuild vessels. The preferred stock contains a 6% per annum dividend payable quarterly, starting one year after delivery of the