Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Acquisitions

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Acquisitions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Acquisitions
Acquisitions
We have accounted for all of our acquisitions under the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with the provisions of FASB ASC Topic No. 805, Business Combinations.
MetaPack Acquisition
On August 15, 2018, we, through our wholly owned subsidiary Pacific Shelf 1855 Limited (Pacific Shelf), completed the acquisition of MetaPack Limited, a private limited company incorporated in England and Wales, pursuant to a share purchase agreement dated July 24, 2018, as amended (the “Agreement”), by and among certain key sellers named in the Agreement (the “Key Sellers”), MetaPack, Pacific Shelf, and Stamps.com Inc. as Pacific Shelf’s guarantor. MetaPack provides multi-carrier enterprise-level solutions to many of the world’s preeminent e-commerce retailers and brands.
Pursuant to the Agreement and a related agreement to purchase Minority Shares (as defined below), Pacific Shelf acquired 100% of MetaPack’s issued and to be issued share capital by purchasing (i) all of the Key Sellers’ shares of MetaPack, representing approximately 80% of the total outstanding shares and (ii) all other issued and to be issued shares of MetaPack (Minority Shares), for a final adjusted purchase price, for all such shares, of approximately £171 million, or $217.7 million using the August 15, 2018 GBP to USD exchange rate. Total cash paid for the acquisition was funded from cash and investment balances.
Stamps.com granted inducement stock options for an aggregate of 320,250 shares of Stamps.com common stock to 72 new employees after completion of its acquisition of MetaPack. The stock options were granted as inducements material to the new employees entering into employment with Stamps.com, pursuant to the Stamps.com 2018 MetaPack Equity Inducement Plan, which was approved by Stamps.com’s Compensation Committee. The awards were granted without stockholder approval in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4). Each option vests 25% on the one year anniversary of the grant date with the remaining 75% vesting in approximately equal monthly increments over the succeeding thirty-six months, provided that the option holder is still employed by Stamps.com or one of its subsidiaries on the vesting dates. The stock options have a ten year term and an exercise price equal to closing price of Stamps.com common stock on the grant date of August 15, 2018.
Under the acquisition method of accounting under ASC 805, the total purchase price of the acquired company is allocated to the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed based on their fair values. We have made significant estimates and assumptions in determining the allocation of the purchase price.
The final purchase price of MetaPack has been allocated as follows to the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values based on the August 15, 2018 GBP to USD exchange rate (in thousands, except years):
 
Fair Value
 
Fair Value
 
Useful Life
(In Years)
 
Weighted
Average
Estimated
Useful Life
(In Years)
Cash and cash equivalents
$
9,186

 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade accounts receivable
9,767

 
 
 
 
 
 
Other current assets
2,776

 
 
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment
1,039

 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwill
138,956

 
 
 
 
 
 
Identifiable intangible assets:
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade names
 

 
$
10,936

 
12
 
 
Developed technology
 

 
40,691

 
16
 
 
Customer relationships
 

 
49,211

 
16
 
 
Total identifiable intangible assets
100,838

 
 

 
 
 
16
Accounts payable and other current liabilities
(13,519
)
 
 

 
 
 
 
Deferred revenue
(1,145
)
 
 

 
 
 
 
Revolving credit facility
(12,716
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deferred income tax liability
(15,963
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other liabilities
(1,533
)
 
 

 
 
 
 
Total purchase consideration
$
217,686

 
 

 
 
 
 


The fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed were determined using income, cost and market participant approaches. The fair value measurements were primarily based on significant inputs that are not observable in the market and thus represent a Level 3 measurement as defined in ASC 820. The identified intangible assets consist of trade names, developed technology, and customer relationships. The estimated fair values of the trade names and developed technology were determined using the “relief from royalty” method. The estimated fair value of customer relationships was determined using the “excess earnings” method. The rate utilized to discount net cash flows to their present values was approximately 15% and was determined after consideration of the overall enterprise rate of return and the relative risk and importance of the assets to the generation of future cash flows. Intangible assets are being amortized on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives. Based on the August 15, 2018 exchange rate, we expect the amortization of acquired intangibles will be approximately $1.6 million per quarter for the remaining estimated useful lives.
Goodwill represents the excess of the consideration given over the sum of the fair values assigned to identifiable assets acquired less liabilities assumed in a business combination. The goodwill balance is primarily attributable to the expanded market opportunities for the Company internationally and MetaPack in the United States and the Company's ability to generate future technology. None of the goodwill recognized is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes. The goodwill recorded as part of this acquisition is included in the MetaPack segment (see Note 4 - “Goodwill and Intangible Assets” in our Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements).
Immediately following the acquisition, we repaid in full MetaPack's existing revolving credit facility balance of approximately $12.7 million.
We incurred approximately $2.5 million in transaction costs included in general and administrative expense and $1.0 million of nonrecurring foreign currency exchange loss directly related to the acquisition during the year ended December 31, 2018.
MetaPack revenues and net income included in the Consolidated Statements of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $20.3 million and $1.5 million, respectively, reflecting activity since the acquisition date.
During the quarter ended September 30, 2019, the Company identified additional information about facts and circumstances that existed as of the date of the acquisition. As a result, the Company adjusted the value of current and deferred income taxes and other income tax related liabilities. The net effect of these changes, in addition to other immaterial adjustments, resulted in a corresponding decrease to goodwill of $2.5 million based on the August 15, 2018 exchange rate. These adjustments are reflected in the table above.