|IQIYI, INC. filed this Form 424B4 on 03/29/2018|
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2015, 2016 AND 2017continued
(Amounts in thousands of Renminbi (RMB) and U.S. dollars (US$),
except for number of shares (or ADS) and per share (or ADS) data)
The Groups long-term investments consist of cost and equity method investments. In accordance with ASC subtopic 325-20, Investments-Other: Cost Method Investments (ASC 325-20), for investments in an investee over which the Group does not have significant influence and which do not have readily determinable fair value, the Group carries the investment at cost and only adjusts for other-than-temporary declines in fair value and distributions of earnings that exceed the Groups share of earnings since its investment. Management evaluates the impairment of the cost method investments based on performance and financial position of the investee as well as other evidence of market value. Such evaluation includes, but is not limited to, reviewing the investees cash position, recent financing, projected and historical financial performance, cash flow forecasts and financing needs. An impairment loss is recognized in earnings equal to the excess of the investments cost over its fair value at the balance sheet date of the reporting period for which the assessment is made. The fair value would then become the new cost basis of the investment. Cost method accounting is also applied to investments that are not considered as in-substance common stock investments, and do not have readily determinable fair values.
Investments in entities in which the Group can exercise significant influence and holds an investment in voting common stock or in-substance common stock (or both) of the investee but does not own a majority equity interest or control are accounted for using the equity method of accounting in accordance with ASC topic 323, InvestmentsEquity Method and Joint Ventures (ASC 323). Under the equity method, the Group initially records its investments at cost. The Group subsequently adjusts the carrying amount of the investments to recognize the Groups proportionate share of each equity investees net income or loss into earnings after the date of investment. The Group evaluates the equity method investments for impairment under ASC 323. An impairment loss on the equity method investments is recognized in earnings when the decline in value is determined to be other-than-temporary.
Produced content, net
The Group produces and contracts external parties to produce films and episodic series to exhibit on its websites. Produced content includes direct production costs, production overhead and acquisition costs and is stated at the lower of unamortized cost or estimated fair value. Produced content also includes cash expenditures made to acquire a proportionate share of certain rights to films including profit sharing, distribution and/or other rights. Produced content exceeding the total revenues to be earned (ultimate revenue) is expensed as cost of revenues.
The Group uses the individual-film-forecast-computation method and amortizes the produced content based on the ratio of current period actual revenue (numerator) to estimated remaining unrecognized ultimate revenue as of the beginning of the fiscal year (denominator) in accordance with ASC subtopic 926-20, EntertainmentFilms, Other AssetsFilm Costs (ASC 926-20). Ultimate revenue estimates for the produced content are periodically reviewed and adjustments, if any, will result in prospective changes to amortization rates. The Group reviews unamortized produced content costs for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that the fair value of the produced content may be less than its unamortized cost.
Licensed copyrights, net
Licensed copyrights consist of professionally-produced content such as movies, television series, variety shows, sports and other video content acquired from external parties. The license fees are capitalized and, unless