Company Quick10K Filing
Intelsat
10-Q 2020-09-30 Filed 2020-11-05
10-Q 2020-06-30 Filed 2020-08-06
10-Q 2020-03-31 Filed 2020-06-04
10-K 2019-12-31 Filed 2020-02-20
20-F 2018-12-31 Filed 2019-02-20
20-F 2017-12-31 Filed 2018-02-26
20-F 2016-12-31 Filed 2017-02-28
20-F 2015-12-31 Filed 2016-03-08
20-F 2013-12-31 Filed 2014-02-20
8-K 2020-11-05
8-K 2020-08-31
8-K 2020-08-06
8-K 2020-06-17
8-K 2020-06-16
8-K 2020-06-04
8-K 2020-05-26
8-K 2020-05-22
8-K 2020-05-15
8-K 2020-05-13
8-K 2020-04-30
8-K 2020-04-15
8-K 2020-04-09
8-K 2020-04-03
8-K 2020-02-20
8-K 2020-02-06

I 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I. Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1 General
Note 2 Chapter 11 Proceedings, Ability To Continue As A Going Concern and Other Related Matters
Note 3 Share Capital
Note 4 Revenue
Note 5 Net Loss per Share
Note 6 Fair Value Measurements
Note 7 Retirement Plans and Other Retiree Benefits
Note 8 Satellites and Other Property and Equipment
Note 9 Investments
Note 10 Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
Note 11 Debt
Note 12 Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
Note 13 Income Taxes
Note 14 Commitments and Contingencies
Note 15 Related Party Transactions
Note 16 Condensed Combined Debtors' Financial Information
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II. Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-10.1 exhibit101q32020.htm
EX-10.2 exhibit102q32020.htm
EX-31.1 exhibit311sox302ceoq32.htm
EX-31.2 exhibit312sox302cfoq32.htm
EX-32.1 exhibit321sox906ceoq32.htm
EX-32.2 exhibit322sox906cfoq32.htm

Intelsat Earnings 2020-09-30

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-Q
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 (Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission file number: 001-35878
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INTELSAT S.A.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Grand Duchy of Luxembourg98-1009418
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
4, rue Albert BorschetteL-1246Luxembourg+35227 841600
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934: None
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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐
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As of November 3, 2020, 142,145,054 common shares of the registrant were outstanding, with a nominal value of $0.01 per share.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
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Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
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Item 1A.
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INTRODUCTION
In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, or Quarterly Report, unless otherwise indicated or the context otherwise requires, (1) the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “the Company” and “Intelsat” refer to Intelsat S.A., and its subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, (2) the term “Intelsat Holdings” refers to our indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Intelsat Holdings S.A., (3) the term “Intelsat Investments” refers to Intelsat Investments S.A., Intelsat Holdings’ direct wholly-owned subsidiary, (4) the term “Intelsat Luxembourg” refers to Intelsat (Luxembourg) S.A., Intelsat Investments’ direct wholly-owned subsidiary, (5) the term "Intelsat Envision" refers to Intelsat Envision Holdings LLC, Intelsat Luxembourg's direct wholly-owned subsidiary, (6) the terms “Intelsat Connect” and “ICF” refer to Intelsat Connect Finance S.A., Intelsat Envision’s direct wholly-owned subsidiary, and (7) the term “Intelsat Jackson” refers to Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A., Intelsat Connect’s direct wholly-owned subsidiary. In this Quarterly Report, unless the context otherwise requires, all references to transponder capacity or demand refer to transponder capacity or demand in the C-band and Ku-band frequencies only.
FINANCIAL AND OTHER INFORMATION
Unless otherwise indicated, all references to “dollars” and “$” in this Quarterly Report are to, and all monetary amounts in this Quarterly Report are presented in, U.S. dollars. Unless otherwise indicated, the financial information contained in this Quarterly Report has been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”).
Certain monetary amounts, percentages and other figures included in this Quarterly Report have been subject to rounding adjustments. Accordingly, figures shown as totals in certain tables may not be the arithmetic aggregation of the figures that precede them, and figures expressed as percentages in the text may not total 100% or, as applicable, when aggregated may not be the arithmetic aggregation of the percentages that precede them.
In this Quarterly Report, we refer to and rely on publicly available information regarding our industry and our competitors. Although we believe the information is reliable, we cannot guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the information and have not independently verified it.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Some of the statements in this Quarterly Report and oral statements made from time to time by our representatives constitute forward-looking statements that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for certain forward-looking statements as long as they are identified as forward-looking and are accompanied by meaningful cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements.
When used in this Quarterly Report, the words “may,” “will,” “ might,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “project,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “intend,” “potential,” “outlook” and “continue,” and the negative of these terms, and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. Examples of these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the following: our belief that the growing worldwide demand for reliable broadband connectivity everywhere at all times, together with our leadership position in our attractive sector, global scale, efficient operating and financial profile, diversified customer sets and sizeable contracted backlog, provide us with a platform for long-term success; our ability to confirm and consummate a plan of reorganization in the Chapter 11 Cases (as defined below); the effects of the Chapter 11 Cases on our liquidity or results of operations or business prospects; other risks related to the Chapter 11 Cases as described further below; our belief that the new and differentiated capacity of our next generation Intelsat Epic satellites will provide inventory to help offset recent trends of pricing pressure, new capacity from other satellite operators, and improved access to fiber links in our network services business; our outlook that the increased volume of services provided by our Intelsat Epic fleet is expected to stabilize the level of business activity in the network services sector; our expectation that over time incremental demand for capacity to support the new 4K format, also known as ultra-high definition, could offset some of the reductions in demand related to use of new compression technologies in our media business; our expectation that our new services and technologies will open new sectors that are much larger and faster growing than those we support today; our belief that selectively investing, employing a disciplined yield management approach, and emphasizing the development of strong distribution channels for our four primary customer sets will drive stability in our core business; our expectation that developing and scaling our differentiated managed service offerings in targeted verticals, leveraging the global footprint, higher performance and better economics of our Intelsat Epic fleet, in addition to the flexibility of our innovative terrestrial network, will drive revenue growth; our belief that completing targeted investments and partnerships in differentiated space and ground infrastructure will provide a seamless interface with the broader telecommunications ecosystem; our ability to incorporate new technologies into our network that could change the types of applications we can serve and increase our share of the global demand for broadband connectivity; our projection that our government business will benefit from the increasing demands for mobility services from the U.S. government for aeronautical and ground mobile
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requirements; our intention to maximize the value of our spectrum rights; our expectations as to our ability to comply with the final U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) order regarding clearing C-band spectrum in North America, including the availability of adequate resources and funds required to comply and the receipt of accelerated clearing payments set forth in the FCC order; our belief that developing differentiated services and investing in related software- and standards-based technology will allow us to unlock opportunities that are essential to providing global broadband connectivity; the trends that we believe will impact our revenue and operating expenses in the future; our assessments regarding how long satellites that have experienced anomalies in the past should be able to provide service on their transponders; our belief as to the likelihood of the cause of the failure of Intelsat 29e occurring on our other satellites; our assessment of the risks of future anomalies occurring on our satellites; our plans for satellite launches in the near-term; our expected capital expenditures in 2020 and during the next several years; our belief that the diversity of our revenue allows us to benefit from changing market conditions and lowers our risk from revenue fluctuations in our service applications and geographic regions; our belief that the scale of our fleet can reduce the financial impact of any satellite anomalies or launch failures and protect against service interruptions; and the impact on our financial position or results of operations of pending legal proceedings.
Forward-looking statements reflect our intentions, plans, expectations, anticipations, projections, estimations, predictions, outlook, assumptions and beliefs about future events. These forward-looking statements speak only as of their dates and are not guarantees of future performance or results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of our control. These factors could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements and include known and unknown risks. Known risks include, among others, the risks discussed in Part I—Item 1A—Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 (the “2019 Annual Report”), as supplemented by the risks discussed in Part II—Item 1A—Risk Factors in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and Part II—Item 1A—Risk Factors in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, the political, economic, regulatory and legal conditions in the markets we are targeting for communications services or in which we operate and other risks and uncertainties inherent in the telecommunications business in general and the satellite communications business in particular.
Other factors that may cause results or developments to differ materially from historical results or developments or the forward-looking statements made in this Quarterly Report include, but are not limited to: 
risks associated with operating our in-orbit satellites;
satellite launch failures, satellite launch and construction delays and in-orbit failures or reduced satellite performance;
potential changes in the number of companies offering commercial satellite launch services and the number of commercial satellite launch opportunities available in any given time period that could impact our ability to timely schedule future launches and the prices we pay for such launches;
our ability to obtain new satellite insurance policies with financially viable insurance carriers on commercially reasonable terms or at all, as well as the ability of our insurance carriers to fulfill their obligations;
possible future losses on satellites that are not adequately covered by insurance;
U.S. and other government regulation;
changes in our contracted backlog or expected contracted backlog for future services;
pricing pressure and overcapacity in the markets in which we compete;
our ability to access capital markets for debt or equity;
the competitive environment in which we operate;
customer defaults on their obligations to us;
our international operations and other uncertainties associated with doing business internationally;
the impact of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic on our business, the economic environment and our expected financial results;
our ability to consummate the Company’s transaction through which we expect to purchase the equity of Gogo Inc.’s (“Gogo”) commercial aviation business (the “Gogo Transaction”), including without limitation the receipt of certain regulatory approvals and potential further approvals by the Bankruptcy Court (as defined below);
our expectations as to the timing, benefits, and impact on our future financial performance associated with the Gogo Transaction;
our ability to successfully integrate Gogo’s commercial aviation business (including without limitation, the achievement of synergies and cost reductions);
litigation; and
other risks discussed in our 2019 Annual Report or this Quarterly Report.
Further, many of the risks and uncertainties that we face are currently amplified by, and will continue to be amplified by, the risks and uncertainties regarding the Company and certain of its subsidiaries’ voluntary commencement of cases under Chapter 11 (the “Chapter 11 Cases”) of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (the “Bankruptcy Court”), including but not limited to:
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our ability to improve our liquidity and long-term capital structure and to address our debt service obligations through the restructuring;
our ability to obtain timely approval by the Bankruptcy Court with respect to the motions that we have filed or will file in the Chapter 11 Cases;
objections to the Company’s restructuring process or other pleadings filed that could protract the Chapter 11 Cases or interfere with the Company’s ability to consummate the restructuring;
the length of time that the Company will operate under Chapter 11 protection and the continued availability of operating capital during the pendency of the Chapter 11 Cases;
our substantial level of indebtedness and related debt service obligations and restrictions, including those expected to be imposed by covenants in any exit financing, that may limit our operational and financial flexibility;
the conditions to which our debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing is subject and the risk that these conditions may not be satisfied for various reasons, including for reasons outside of our control;
our ability to develop and execute our business plan during the pendency of the Chapter 11 Cases;
increased administrative and legal costs related to the Chapter 11 process;
potential delays in the Chapter 11 process due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; and
our ability to continue as a going concern and our ability to maintain relationships with regulators, suppliers, customers, employees and other third parties as a result of such going concern, during the restructuring and the pendency of the Chapter 11 Cases.
Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee our future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Because actual results could differ materially from our intentions, plans, expectations, anticipations, projections, estimations, predictions, outlook, assumptions and beliefs about the future, you are urged not to rely on forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report and to view all forward-looking statements made in this Quarterly Report with caution. We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.    Financial Statements
INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
December 31, 2019September 30, 2020
(unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$810,626 $1,001,000 
Restricted cash20,238 19,350 
Receivables, net of allowances of $40,028 in 2019 and $29,838 in 2020
255,722 215,725 
Contract assets47,721 40,479 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets39,230 104,838 
Total current assets1,173,537 1,381,392 
Satellites and other property and equipment, net4,702,063 4,696,123 
Goodwill2,620,627 2,620,627 
Non-amortizable intangible assets2,452,900 2,440,700 
Amortizable intangible assets, net276,752 253,425 
Contract assets, net of current portion74,109 57,715 
Other assets504,394 564,434 
Total assets$11,804,382 $12,014,416 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$88,107 $172,271 
Taxes payable6,402 8,223 
Employee related liabilities44,648 35,371 
Accrued interest payable308,657 13,837 
Current portion of long-term debt 5,400,953 
Contract liabilities137,706 127,879 
Deferred satellite performance incentives42,835 42,337 
Other current liabilities62,446 58,416 
Total current liabilities690,801 5,859,287 
Long-term debt14,465,483  
Contract liabilities, net of current portion1,113,450 1,060,732 
Deferred satellite performance incentives, net of current portion175,837 146,559 
Deferred income taxes55,171 63,922 
Accrued retirement benefits, net of current portion125,511 113,258 
Other long-term liabilities166,977 224,728 
Liabilities subject to compromise 10,170,344 
Shareholders’ deficit:
Common shares, nominal value $0.01 per share
1,411 1,421 
Paid-in capital2,565,696 2,572,324 
Accumulated deficit(7,503,830)(8,144,803)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(63,135)(61,191)
Total Intelsat S.A. shareholders’ deficit(4,999,858)(5,632,249)
Noncontrolling interest11,010 7,835 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ deficit$11,804,382 $12,014,416 
See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2019
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2020
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2019
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2020
Revenue$506,658 $489,449 $1,544,514 $1,430,303 
Operating expenses:
Direct costs of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)104,743 120,267 305,595 331,771 
Selling, general and administrative60,750 69,215 168,263 214,586 
Depreciation and amortization161,536 162,573 496,438 488,235 
Satellite impairment loss  381,565  
Impairment of non-amortizable intangible and other assets   46,243 
Total operating expenses327,029 352,055 1,351,861 1,080,835 
Income from operations179,629 137,394 192,653 349,468 
Interest expense, net315,964 138,075 953,246 678,937 
Other income (expense), net(5,115)3,067 (32,374)8,564 
Reorganization items (36,367) (335,059)
Loss before income taxes(141,450)(33,981)(792,967)(655,964)
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes6,248 (18,650)3,884 (17,691)
Net loss(147,698)(15,331)(796,851)(638,273)
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest(594)(600)(1,785)(1,784)
Net loss attributable to Intelsat S.A.$(148,292)$(15,931)$(798,636)$(640,057)
Net loss per common share attributable to Intelsat S.A.:
Basic$(1.05)$(0.11)$(5.70)$(4.51)
Diluted$(1.05)$(0.11)$(5.70)$(4.51)
See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2019
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2020
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2019
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2020
Net loss$(147,698)$(15,331)$(796,851)$(638,273)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
Defined benefit retirement plans:
Reclassification adjustment for amortization of unrecognized prior service credits, net of tax included in other income (expense), net(625)(626)(1,877)(1,878)
Reclassification adjustment for amortization of unrecognized actuarial loss, net of tax included in other income (expense), net736 1,274 2,207 3,822 
Adoption of ASU 2018-02 (see Note 13—Income Taxes)  (16,191) 
Other comprehensive income (loss)111 648 (15,861)1,944 
Comprehensive loss(147,587)(14,683)(812,712)(636,329)
Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest(594)(600)(1,785)(1,784)
Comprehensive loss attributable to Intelsat S.A.$(148,181)$(15,283)$(814,497)$(638,113)
See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
(in thousands, except where otherwise noted)
Common Shares
Number of Shares
(in millions)
AmountPaid-in
Capital
Accumulated
Deficit
Accumulated Other Comprehensive LossTotal Intelsat S.A. Shareholders’ DeficitNoncontrolling
Interest
Balance at December 31, 2018138.0 $1,380 $2,551,471 $(6,606,426)$(43,430)$(4,097,005)$14,396 
Net income (loss)— — — (120,622)— (120,622)580 
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests— — — — — — (1,925)
Share-based compensation2.6 26 2,913 — — 2,939 — 
Postretirement/pension liability adjustment, net of tax— — — — 110 110 — 
Adoption of ASU 2018-02 (see Note 13—Income Taxes)
— — — 16,191 (16,191)— — 
Balance at March 31, 2019140.6 $1,406 $2,554,384 $(6,710,857)$(59,511)$(4,214,578)$13,051 
Net income (loss)— — — (529,722)— (529,722)610 
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests— — — — — — (1,469)
Share-based compensation0.1 1 3,586 — — 3,587 — 
Postretirement/pension liability adjustment, net of tax— — — — 109 109 — 
Balance at June 30, 2019140.7 $1,407 $2,557,970 $(7,240,579)$(59,402)$(4,740,604)$12,192 
Net income (loss)— — — (148,292)— (148,292)594 
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests— — — — — — (1,436)
Share-based compensation0.3 3 4,676 — — 4,679 — 
Postretirement/pension liability adjustment, net of tax— — — 111 111 — 
Balance at September 30, 2019141.0 $1,410 $2,562,646 $(7,388,871)$(59,291)$(4,884,106)$11,350 
See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.








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INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT
(in thousands, except where otherwise noted)
Common Shares
Number of Shares
(in millions)
AmountPaid-in
Capital
Accumulated
Deficit
Accumulated Other Comprehensive LossTotal Intelsat S.A. Shareholders’ DeficitNoncontrolling
Interest
Balance at December 31, 2019141.1 $1,411 $2,565,696 $(7,503,830)$(63,135)$(4,999,858)$11,010 
Net income (loss)— — — (218,771)— (218,771)556 
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests— — — — — — (1,879)
Share-based compensation1.0 10 971 — — 981 — 
Postretirement/pension liability adjustment, net of tax— — — — 648 648 — 
Adoption of ASU 2016-13 (see Note 1—General)
— — — (916)— (916)— 
Balance at March 31, 2020142.1 $1,421 $2,566,667 $(7,723,517)$(62,487)$(5,217,916)$9,687 
Net income (loss)— — — (405,355)— (405,355)628 
Share-based compensation— — 2,737 — — 2,737 — 
Postretirement/pension liability adjustment, net of tax— — — — 648 648 — 
Balance at June 30, 2020142.1 $1,421 $2,569,404 $(8,128,872)$(61,839)$(5,619,886)$10,315 
Net income (loss)— — — (15,931)— (15,931)600 
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests— — — — — — (3,080)
Share-based compensation— — 2,920 — — 2,920 — 
Postretirement/pension liability adjustment, net of tax— — — 648 648 — 
Balance at September 30, 2020142.1 $1,421 $2,572,324 $(8,144,803)$(61,191)$(5,632,249)$7,835 
See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


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INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2019
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2020
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss$(796,851)$(638,273)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization496,438 488,235 
Provision for doubtful accounts13,429 36,360 
Foreign currency transaction loss5,119 7,330 
Loss on disposal of assets171  
Satellite impairment loss381,565  
Impairment of non-amortizable intangible and other assets 46,243 
Share-based compensation10,215 9,399 
Deferred income taxes(1,029)4,720 
Amortization of discount, premium, issuance costs and related costs31,011 19,689 
Non-cash reorganization items 196,974 
Debtor-in-possession financing fees 52,182 
Amortization of actuarial loss and prior service credits for retirement benefits336 1,976 
Unrealized losses on derivative financial instruments21,104 372 
Unrealized losses on investments and loans held-for-investment36,482 721 
Sales-type lease7,064  
Other non-cash items(82) 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables(4,015)2,769 
Prepaid expenses, contract and other assets(7,556)(67,253)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities2,933 60,624 
Accrued interest payable(1,076)48,713 
Contract liabilities(17,336)(62,737)
Accrued retirement benefits(9,616)(12,253)
Other long-term liabilities(4,877)(1,062)
Net cash provided by operating activities163,429 194,729 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Payments for satellites and other property and equipment (including capitalized interest)(202,265)(419,952)
Origination of loans held-for-investment(19,424)(2,300)
Proceeds from loans held-for-investment 973 
Capital contribution to unconsolidated affiliate (including capitalized interest)(338)(2,692)
Other proceeds from satellites7,500 5,625 
Net cash used in investing activities(214,527)(418,346)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt400,000  
Debt issuance costs(4,650) 
Proceeds from debtor-in-possession financing 500,000 
Debtor-in-possession financing fees (52,182)
Principal payments on deferred satellite performance incentives(20,991)(25,428)
Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest(4,830)(4,959)
Proceeds from exercise of employee stock options989  
Other financing activities298  
Net cash provided by financing activities370,816 417,431 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(2,241)(4,328)
Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash317,477 189,486 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period507,157 830,864 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period$824,634 $1,020,350 
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Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2019
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2020
Supplemental cash flow information:
Cash paid for reorganization items included in cash flows from operating activities$ $53,983 
Interest paid, net of amounts capitalized840,180 532,234 
Income taxes paid, net of refunds9,284 4,717 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing activities:
Accrued capital expenditures$3,825 $51,221 
Conversion of loans held-for-investment to equity securities  4,802 
See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

September 30, 2020
Note 1 General
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of Intelsat S.A. and its subsidiaries (“Intelsat S.A.,” “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”) have not been audited, but are prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. References to U.S. GAAP issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) in these footnotes are to the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”). The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include all adjustments (consisting only of normal and recurring adjustments) that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of these financial statements. The results of operations for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of operating results for the full year or for any future period. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
Use of Estimates
The preparation of these condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of these condensed consolidated financial statements, the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods, and the disclosures of contingent liabilities. Accordingly, ultimate results could differ from those estimates.
Bankruptcy Accounting
Our condensed consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared as if we are a going concern and reflect the application of ASC 852, Reorganizations (“ASC 852”). ASC 852 requires the financial statements, for periods subsequent to the commencement of the Chapter 11 proceedings, to distinguish transactions and events that are directly associated with the reorganization from the ongoing operations of the business. Accordingly, we classify liabilities and obligations whose treatment and satisfaction are dependent on the outcome of the reorganization under the Chapter 11 proceedings as liabilities subject to compromise on our condensed consolidated balance sheets. In addition, we classify all income, expenses, gains or losses that are incurred or realized as a result of the Chapter 11 proceedings as reorganization items in our condensed consolidated statements of operations. See Note 2Chapter 11 Proceedings, Ability to Continue as a Going Concern and Other Related Matters.
Impact of COVID-19 on the Company
As a result of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, in the first, second and third quarters of 2020, in an effort to safeguard public health, governments around the world, including United States (“U.S.”) federal, state and local governments, implemented a number of orders and restrictions on travel and businesses, among other things. Some of these measures remain in effect and have negatively impacted the U.S. and other economies around the world in the short-term, while the long-term economic impact of COVID-19 remains unknown.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an adverse impact on our business, results of operations and financial condition, a trend we expect to continue. Among the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were a reduction of revenue and a decreased likelihood of collection from certain mobility customers. We continue to closely monitor the ongoing impact on our employees, customers, business and results of operations.
Gogo Inc. Transaction
On August 31, 2020, following approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (the “Bankruptcy Court”), Intelsat Jackson and Gogo Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Gogo”), entered into a purchase and sale agreement (the “Purchase and Sale Agreement”) with respect to Gogo’s commercial aviation business for $400.0 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments (the “Purchase Price”). The transaction further propels the Company’s efforts in the growing commercial in-flight connectivity market, pairing our high-capacity global satellite and ground network with Gogo’s installed base of more than 3,000 commercial aircraft to redefine the connectivity experience.
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We expect to fund the Purchase Price with proceeds from our existing DIP Facility (as defined below) and cash on hand. In connection therewith, on August 24, 2020, the DIP Debtors and DIP Lenders (each as defined below) entered into an amendment (“DIP Amendment No. 1”) to the DIP Credit Agreement (as defined below), in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Purchase and Sale Agreement (the “Gogo Transaction”). DIP Amendment No. 1 was approved by the Bankruptcy Court on August 31, 2020. The Gogo Transaction is expected to close before the end of the first quarter of 2021, subject to the receipt of certain regulatory approvals and the satisfaction or waiver of certain other customary closing conditions.
Cash and Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash on hand and highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less, which are generally time deposits with banks and money market funds. The carrying amount of these investments approximates fair value. Restricted cash represents legally restricted amounts being held as a compensating balance for certain outstanding letters of credit.
The following table provides a reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported within our condensed consolidated balance sheets to the total sum of these amounts reported in our condensed consolidated statements of cash flows (in thousands):
As of
December 31, 2019
As of
September 30, 2020
Cash and cash equivalents$810,626 $1,001,000 
Restricted cash20,238 19,350 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash$830,864 $1,020,350 
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (“ASU 2016-13”), which changes how companies measure and recognize credit impairment for any financial assets. The standard requires companies to immediately recognize an estimate of credit losses expected to occur over the remaining life of the financial assets that are within the scope of the standard. We adopted ASU 2016-13 and its amendments in the first quarter of 2020, on a modified retrospective basis. The adoption of ASU 2016-13 and its amendments increased our reserve for credit losses by $0.9 million as of January 1, 2020.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment (“ASU 2017-04”), which is intended to simplify the subsequent measurement of goodwill. The amendments in ASU 2017-04 modify the concept of impairment from the condition that exists when the carrying amount of goodwill exceeds its fair value to the condition that exists when the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value. An entity will no longer determine goodwill impairment by calculating the implied fair value of goodwill by assigning the fair value of a reporting unit to all of its assets and liabilities, as if that reporting unit had been acquired in a business combination. We adopted ASU 2017-04 in the first quarter of 2020, on a prospective basis. As a result, we will measure impairment using the difference between the carrying amount and the fair value of the reporting unit, if required. In the first quarter of 2020, we conducted a goodwill impairment analysis and determined the fair value of our reporting unit to be greater than its carrying value, resulting in no impairment of goodwill. See Note 10Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets for further information.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820)—Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement (“ASU 2018-13”), as part of its disclosure framework project to improve the effectiveness of disclosures in the notes to financial statements. Changes in unrealized gains and losses, the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements, and the narrative description of measurement uncertainty were applied prospectively for only the most recent interim period presented. All other amendments were applied retrospectively for all periods presented. ASU 2018-13 and its amendments were adopted by the Company in the first quarter of 2020.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-14, Compensation—Retirement Benefits—Defined Benefit Plans—General (Subtopic 715-20)—Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Defined Benefit Plans (“ASU 2018-14”), as part of its disclosure framework project to improve the effectiveness of disclosures in the notes to financial statements. ASU 2018-14 modifies and clarifies disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement plans. The amendments remove certain disclosure requirements and require additional disclosures. ASU 2018-14 will be effective for the Company for annual periods in fiscal years ending after December 15, 2020, on a retrospective basis to all periods presented. We are
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in the process of evaluating the impact that ASU 2018-14 will have on our condensed consolidated financial statements and associated disclosures.
In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting For Income Taxes (“ASU 2019-12”). The standard removes certain exceptions for recognizing deferred taxes for investments, performing intra-period allocation and calculating income taxes in interim periods. It also adds guidance to reduce complexity in certain areas, including recognizing deferred taxes for tax goodwill and allocating taxes to members of a consolidated group. ASU 2019-12 will be effective for the Company for annual periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. We are in the process of evaluating the impact that ASU 2019-12 will have on our condensed consolidated financial statements and associated disclosures.
Note 2 Chapter 11 Proceedings, Ability to Continue as a Going Concern and Other Related Matters
Voluntary Reorganization under Chapter 11
On May 13, 2020, Intelsat S.A. and certain of its subsidiaries (each, a “Debtor” and collectively, the “Debtors”) commenced voluntary cases (the “Chapter 11 Cases”) under title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) in the Bankruptcy Court. Primary factors causing us to file for Chapter 11 protection included the Company’s intention to participate in the accelerated clearing process of C-band spectrum set forth in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) March 3, 2020 final order (the “FCC Final Order”), requiring the Company to incur significant costs related to clearing activities well in advance of receiving reimbursement for such costs and the need for additional financing to fund the C-band clearing process, service our current debt obligations, and meet our operating requirements, as well as the economic slowdown impacting the Company and several of its end markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 14, 2020, the Company filed its final C-band spectrum transition plan with the FCC. On September 17, 2020, the Company announced it finalized all of its required contracts with satellite manufacturers and launch-vehicle providers to move forward and meet the accelerated C-band spectrum clearing timelines established by the FCC.
The Chapter 11 process can be unpredictable and involves significant risks and uncertainties. Pursuant to various orders from the Bankruptcy Court, the Debtors have received approval from the Bankruptcy Court to generally maintain their ordinary operations and uphold certain commitments to their stakeholders, including employees, customers, and vendors, during the restructuring process, subject to the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. Our ability to fund operating expenses may be subject to obtaining further approvals from the Bankruptcy Court in connection with the Chapter 11 Cases.
On June 9, 2020, Intelsat Jackson received approval from the Bankruptcy Court (the “DIP Order”) to enter into a non-amortizing multiple draw superpriority secured debtor-in-possession term loan facility (the “DIP Facility”), in an aggregate principal amount of $1.0 billion on the terms and conditions as set forth in the DIP Facility credit agreement (the “DIP Credit Agreement”) with certain of the Debtors’ prepetition secured parties (the “DIP Lenders”), and on June 17, 2020, Intelsat Jackson and certain of its subsidiaries as guarantors (together with Intelsat Jackson, the “DIP Debtors”) entered into the DIP Credit Agreement with the DIP Lenders, as amended by DIP Amendment No. 1 (see Note 1—General—Gogo Inc. Transaction), which was approved by the Bankruptcy Court on August 31, 2020. For additional information regarding the DIP Facility, DIP Credit Agreement and DIP Amendment No. 1, see Note 11—Debt.
On July 11, 2020, the Debtors filed with the Bankruptcy Court schedules and statements setting forth, among other things, the assets and liabilities of each of the Debtors, subject to the assumptions filed in connection therewith. These schedules and statements may be subject to further amendment or modification after filing.
The filing of the Chapter 11 Cases constituted an event of default that accelerated substantially all of our obligations under the documents governing the prepetition existing indebtedness of Intelsat S.A., Intelsat Luxembourg, Intelsat Connect and Intelsat Jackson. For additional discussion regarding the impact of the Chapter 11 Cases on our debt obligations, see Note 11—Debt.
While the Chapter 11 Cases are pending, the Debtors do not anticipate making interest payments due under their respective unsecured debt instruments; however, the Debtors expect to make monthly interest payments on their senior secured debt instruments pursuant to the adequate protection requirements under the DIP Order. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the contractual interest expense pursuant to our unsecured debt instruments that was not recognized in our condensed consolidated statements of operations was $196.4 million and $298.9 million, respectively.
In order for the Debtors to emerge successfully from Chapter 11, the Debtors must obtain the required votes of creditors accepting a plan of reorganization as well as the Bankruptcy Court’s confirmation of such plan. A reorganization plan determines the rights and satisfaction of claims of various creditors and security holders and is subject to the ultimate outcome of negotiations and Bankruptcy Court decisions ongoing through the date on which it is confirmed.
Delisting of Intelsat S.A. Common Shares
On May 20, 2020, the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) filed a Form 25 with the SEC to delist the Company’s common shares, $0.01 par value from the NYSE. The delisting became effective 10 days after the Form 25 was filed. The deregistration of the
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common shares under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) became effective 90 days after the filing date of the Form 25. The common shares remain registered under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act. The Company’s common shares began trading on the OTC Pink Marketplace on May 19, 2020 under the symbol “INTEQ.”
Liabilities Subject to Compromise
Prepetition unsecured liabilities of the Debtors subject to compromise under the Chapter 11 proceedings have been distinguished from secured liabilities that are not expected to be compromised and post-petition liabilities in our condensed consolidated balance sheets. Liabilities subject to compromise have been recorded at the amounts expected to be allowed by the Bankruptcy Court. The ultimate settlement amounts of these liabilities remain at the discretion of the Bankruptcy Court and may vary from the expected allowed amounts.
Liabilities subject to compromise consisted of the following (in thousands):
As of
September 30, 2020
Accounts payable$9,874 
Debt subject to comprise 9,782,161 
Accrued interest on debt subject to compromise341,676 
Other long-term liabilities subject to compromise36,633 
Total liabilities subject to compromise$10,170,344 
Reorganization Items
The expenses, gains and losses directly and incrementally resulting from the Chapter 11 Cases are separately reported as reorganization items in our condensed consolidated statements of operations.
Reorganization items consisted of the following (in thousands):
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2020
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2020
Adjustment of debt discount, premium and issuance costs$ $196,974 
Debtor-in-possession financing fees 52,182 
Professional fees36,262 85,233 
Other reorganization costs105 670 
Total reorganization items$36,367 $335,059 
Going Concern
Our condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that we will continue as a going concern, which contemplates continuity of operations, realization of assets, and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. In connection with the preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements, we conducted an evaluation as to whether there were conditions and events, considered in the aggregate, that raised substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. As reflected in our condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $1.0 billion and an accumulated deficit of $8.1 billion as of September 30, 2020. The Company generated income from operations of $349.5 million and a net loss of $638.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.
In light of the Company’s Chapter 11 proceedings, our ability to continue as a going concern is contingent upon, among other things, our ability to, subject to the Bankruptcy Court’s approval, implement a business plan of reorganization, emerge from the Chapter 11 proceedings and generate sufficient liquidity following the reorganization to meet our contractual obligations and operating needs. As a result of risks and uncertainties related to, among other things, (i) the Company’s ability to obtain requisite support for the business plan of reorganization from various stakeholders, and (ii) the disruptive effects of the Chapter 11 proceedings on our business making it potentially more difficult to maintain business, financing and operational relationships, substantial doubt exists regarding our ability to continue as a going concern.
The filing of the Chapter 11 Cases constituted an event of default that accelerated substantially all of our obligations under the documents governing the prepetition existing indebtedness of Intelsat S.A., Intelsat Luxembourg, Intelsat Connect and Intelsat Jackson. As such, we have reclassified all such debt obligations, other than debt subject to compromise, to current portion of long-term debt on our condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2020. For additional discussion regarding the impact of the Chapter 11 Cases on our debt obligations, see Note 11—Debt.
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Our condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should we be unable to continue as a going concern.
Note 3 Share Capital
Under our Articles of Incorporation, we have an authorized share capital of $10.0 million, represented by 1.0 billion shares of any class with a nominal value of $0.01 per share. At September 30, 2020, there were approximately 142.1 million common shares issued and outstanding.
Note 4 Revenue
(a) Revenue Recognition
We earn revenue primarily by providing services to our customers using our satellite transponder capacity. Our customers generally obtain satellite capacity from us by placing an order pursuant to one of several master customer service agreements. On-network services are comprised primarily of services delivered on our owned network infrastructure, as well as commitments for third-party capacity, generally long-term in nature, that we integrate and market as part of our owned infrastructure. In the case of third-party services in support of government applications, the commitments for third-party capacity are shorter and matched to the government contracting period, and thus remain classified as off-network services. Off-network services can include transponder services and other satellite-based transmission services, such as mobile satellite services (“MSS”), which are sourced from other operators, often in frequencies not available on our network. Under the category Off-Network and Other Revenues, we also include revenues from consulting and other services.
For each service type, the price per unit in our contracts is generally fixed for each defined time period. While the number of units or price per unit in our multi-year contracts may be different by year or another time period, the number of units and price per unit are fixed for each defined time period and the total contract price is fixed. To determine the proper revenue recognition method for contracts, we evaluate whether two or more services should be combined and accounted for as a single performance obligation. Our specific revenue recognition policies are as follows:
Satellite Utilization Charges 
The Company’s contracts for satellite utilization services often contain multiple service orders for the provision of capacity on or over different beams, satellites, frequencies, geographies or time periods. Under each separate service order, the Company’s satellite services, comprised of transponder services, managed services, channel services, and occasional use managed services, are delivered in a series of time periods that are distinct from each other and have the same pattern of transfer to the customer. In each period, the Company’s obligation is to make those services available to the customer. Throughout each service period, the Company provides services that are able to be used continuously, and the customer simultaneously receives and consumes the benefits provided by the Company. We believe that, given that our services are stand-ready obligations that are available continuously, the passage of time most faithfully reflects our satisfaction of the performance obligation. We also have certain obligations, including providing spare or substitute capacity if available, in the event of satellite service failure under certain long-term agreements. While we are generally not obligated to refund satellite utilization payments previously made, credits may be granted for sustained service outages in certain limited circumstances.
Similar to satellite utilization charges, we have determined that the customer simultaneously receives and consumes benefits provided by the Company for satellite related consulting and technical services, tracking, telemetry and commanding services (“TT&C”) and in-orbit backup services, as detailed below. Therefore, similar to satellite utilization charges, we believe that the passage of time most faithfully reflects our satisfaction of the performance obligation for these services:
Satellite-Related Consulting and Technical Services
We recognize revenue from the provision of consulting services as those services are performed. We recognize revenue for consulting services with specific performance obligations, such as transfer orbit support services or training programs over the service period.
TT&C
We earn TT&C services revenue from providing operational services to other satellite owners and from certain customers on our satellites. TT&C agreements entered into in connection with our satellite utilization contracts are typically for the period of the related service agreement. We recognize this revenue over the term of the service agreement.
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In-Orbit Backup Services
We provide back-up transponder capacity that is held on reserve for certain customers on agreed-upon terms. We recognize revenues for in-orbit backup services over the term of the related agreement.
Revenue Share Arrangements 
We recognize revenues under revenue share agreements for satellite-related services either on a gross or net basis in accordance with principal versus agent considerations.
We occasionally sell products or services individually or in some combination to our customers. When products or services are sold together, we allocate revenue for each performance obligation based on each obligation’s relative selling price. In these arrangements, revenue for products is recognized when the transfer of control passes to the customer, while service revenue is recognized over the service term.
Contract Assets
Contract assets include unbilled amounts typically resulting from sales under our long-term contracts when the total contract value is recognized on a straight-line basis and the revenue recognized exceeds the amount billed to the customer.
Contract Liabilities
Contract liabilities consist of advance payments and collections in excess of revenue recognized and deferred revenue. Our contracts at times contain prepayment terms that range from one month to one year in advance of providing the service. As a practical expedient, we do not need to adjust the promised amount of consideration for the effects of a significant financing component if we expect, at contract inception, that the period of time between when the Company transfers a promised good or service to a customer and when the customer pays for that good or service will be one year or less. For a small subset of contracts with advance payments that contain prepayment terms greater than one year and up to fifteen years, we assess whether a significant financing component exists by considering the difference between the amount of promised consideration and the cash selling price of the promised services. The prepayment amount is generally based on a standard methodology that discounts the total of the standard monthly charges over the service term to determine the prepayment amount, resulting in a difference between the amount of promised consideration and the cash selling price of the promised services. The Company considers the timing difference between payment and the promised transfer of services, combined with the Company’s incremental borrowing rates, to determine whether a significant financing component exists. When a significant financing component exists, the amount of revenue recognized exceeds the amount of cash received from the customer. After receiving cash from the customer but prior to the Company providing services, the Company records additional contract liabilities as well as offsetting interest expense to reflect the upfront financing the Company is effectively receiving from the customer. Once the Company begins providing services, additional interest expense is recorded each period using the effective interest method, as well as corresponding additional revenue, which is recognized ratably over the service period.
For the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2020, we recognized revenue of $54.8 million and $47.8 million, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2020, we recognized revenue of $200.3 million and $185.5 million, respectively, that were included in the contract liability balances as of January 1, 2019 and 2020, respectively. In addition, the total amount of consideration included in contract assets as of January 1, 2019 and 2020 that became unconditional for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2020 was $9.1 million and $15.1 million, respectively.
Assets Recognized from the Costs to Obtain a Customer Contract
We recognize an asset for the incremental costs of obtaining a contract with a customer if we expect the benefit of those costs to be longer than one year. We have determined that our sales incentive program meets the requirements to be capitalized due to the incremental nature of the costs and the expectation that the Company will recover such costs. The assets recognized from the costs to obtain a customer contract are amortized over a period that is consistent with the transfer to the customer of the services to which the asset relates. We capitalized $1.7 million and $1.5 million for our sales incentive program and amortized $1.2 million and $1.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2020, respectively, and we capitalized $5.7 million and $3.9 million for our sales incentive program and amortized $4.7 million and $3.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2020, respectively. As of December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2020, capitalized costs relating to our sales incentive program were $9.4 million and $9.5 million, respectively, which were included within other assets in our condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Contract Modifications
Contracts are often modified to account for changes in contract specifications or requirements. We consider contract modifications to exist when the modification either creates new rights or obligations or changes the existing enforceable rights and
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obligations of either party. Most of our contract modifications are for goods and services that are distinct from the existing contract, as they consist of additional months of service priced at the Company’s standalone selling prices of the additional services and are therefore treated as separate contracts. For contract modifications that do not result in additional distinct goods or services, the effect of a contract modification on the transaction price and our measure of progress for the performance obligation to which it relates, is recognized as an adjustment to revenue.
Significant Judgments
We occasionally enter into certain contracts in which the customer makes payments in advance of services to be delivered, which may be years in the future. The reasons for the prepayments in these contracts vary, but generally can be either for the customer’s benefit or for the Company’s benefit (such as the ability to use the cash received from the customer to pay for the construction of a satellite asset). The determination of whether contracts with a prepayment provision contain a significant financing component requires judgment. The Company makes this determination based on various factors, including the differences between the amount of promised consideration and cash selling prices, the length of time between payment and the transfer of services and prevailing interest rates in the market.
While most satellite utilization contracts contain multiple performance obligations for each transponder service on different satellites, the service period for the different satellite utilization performance obligations is generally the same time period. In the event that the time period for multiple performance obligations is not the same, we allocate the total transaction price to each performance obligation in an amount based on the estimated relative standalone selling price of the promised good or service underlying such performance obligation. Judgment is required to determine the standalone selling price for each distinct performance obligation. In order to estimate standalone selling prices, we use an adjusted market assessment approach which involves an evaluation of the market and an estimate of the price that our customers are willing to pay, or an expected cost plus a margin approach.
When more than one party is involved in providing goods or services to a customer, we generally recognize the transaction on a gross basis due to the level of control that we have prior to the transfer of the good or service. These arrangements include instances where we procure equipment from vendors and sell to third-party customers, when we enter into revenue sharing arrangements with other parties and when we purchase capacity for voice, data and video services provided by third-party commercial satellite operators for which the desired frequency type or geographic coverage is not available on our network. Our third-party capacity arrangements (off-network) are more significant and, in determining whether we are the principal or the agent in these arrangements, we consider whether or not we control the service before it is transferred to the customer. In this determination, we consider the definition of control as set forth in ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”), in ASC 606-10-25-25. When we purchase satellite transponder capacity from a third party, we have the ability to direct the use of and obtain substantially all of the remaining benefits from the purchased capacity. We obtain the right to the service to be performed by the third party, which gives the Company the ability to direct that party to provide the service to the customer on the Company’s behalf. No other third party can direct the use of or obtain any benefits from the capacity.
We also considered the factors in ASC 606-10-55-39 in the Company’s determination of control. In the vast majority of cases, when we resell capacity to third party customers, we are primarily responsible for the fulfillment of the services and acceptability of the service. Additionally, the Company has full discretion in establishing the pricing for transponder services with the customer and assumes the credit risk associated with capacity purchased from the third party. In the event the service is not acceptable to the customer, we are required to identify an alternative solution. Based on these considerations, we have concluded that we are the principal in the transaction for these arrangements. When these factors are not met, the Company recognizes revenue for third-party capacity arrangements on a net basis.
Judgment is required in determining whether we are the principal or the agent in transactions involving third parties.
Remaining Performance Obligations
Our remaining performance obligation is our expected future revenue under our existing customer contracts and includes both cancelable and non-cancelable contracts. Our remaining performance obligation was approximately $6.1 billion as of September 30, 2020, approximately 92% of which related to contracts that were non-cancelable and approximately 8% of which related to contracts that were cancelable subject to substantial termination fees. We assess the contract term of our cancelable contracts as the full stated term of the contract assuming each contract is not canceled since the termination penalty upon cancellation is substantive. As of September 30, 2020, the weighted average remaining customer contract life was approximately 4.0 years. Approximately 29%, 27%, and 44% of our total remaining performance obligation as of September 30, 2020 is expected to be recognized as revenue during 2020 and 2021, 2022 and 2023, and 2024 and thereafter, respectively. The amount included in the remaining performance obligation represents the full-service charge for the duration of the contract and does not include termination fees. The amount of the termination fees, which is not included in the remaining performance obligation amount, is generally calculated as a percentage of the remaining performance obligation associated with the contract. In certain cases of breach for non-payment or customer financial distress or bankruptcy, we may not be able to recover the full value of certain contracts or termination
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fees. Our remaining performance obligation includes 100% of the remaining performance obligation of our consolidated ownership interests, which is consistent with the accounting for our ownership interest in these entities.