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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
ý
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2018
OR
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                      to                     
Commission File Number: 001-36131
 
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Delaware
 
46-3044956
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
10 Corporate Drive, Suite 300
Burlington, Massachusetts
 
01803
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(781) 852-3200
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
¨
  
Accelerated filer
 
ý
Non-accelerated filer
¨
  
Smaller reporting company
 
¨
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
 
¨

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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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  ý
As of October 29, 2018, there were 143,855,398 shares of the issuer’s common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, outstanding.
 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
Page
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1. Financial Statements (unaudited)
 
 


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Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

December 31, 2017
 
September 30, 2018
Assets

 
(unaudited)
Current assets:

 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
66,493

 
$
89,674

Restricted cash
2,625

 
1,832

Accounts receivable
15,945

 
14,105

Prepaid domain name registry fees
53,805

 
57,114

Prepaid commissions

 
41,744

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
29,327

 
27,101

Total current assets
168,195

 
231,570

Property and equipment—net
95,452

 
79,315

Goodwill
1,850,582

 
1,849,264

Other intangible assets—net
455,440

 
377,670

Deferred financing costs—net
3,189

 
2,879

Investments
15,267

 
15,266

Prepaid domain name registry fees, net of current portion
10,806

 
11,337

Prepaid commissions, net of current portion

 
42,081

Other assets
2,155

 
9,021

Total assets
$
2,601,086

 
$
2,618,403

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

Current liabilities:

 

Accounts payable
$
11,058

 
$
10,812

Accrued expenses
79,991

 
70,204

Accrued interest
24,457

 
15,109

Deferred revenue
361,940

 
380,564

Current portion of notes payable
33,945

 
31,606

Current portion of capital lease obligations
7,630

 
7,595

Deferred consideration—short term
4,365

 
2,386

Other current liabilities
4,031

 
3,753

Total current liabilities
527,417

 
522,029

Long-term deferred revenue
90,972

 
96,419

Notes payable—long term, net of original issue discounts of $25,811 and $22,445 and deferred financing costs of $37,736 and $33,515, respectively
1,858,300

 
1,792,436

Capital lease obligations—long term
7,719

 
2,067

Deferred tax liability
19,696

 
36,498

Deferred consideration—long term
3,551

 
1,342

Other liabilities
10,426

 
11,014

Total liabilities
2,518,081

 
2,461,805

Stockholders’ equity:

 

Preferred Stock—par value $0.0001; 5,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding

 

Common Stock—par value $0.0001; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 140,190,695 and 143,306,748 shares issued at December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, respectively; 140,190,695 and 143,306,411 outstanding at December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, respectively
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Additional paid-in capital
931,033

 
953,971

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(541
)
 
(1,034
)
Accumulated deficit
(847,501
)
 
(796,353
)
Total stockholders’ equity
83,005

 
156,598

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
2,601,086

 
$
2,618,403

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2017

2018
 
2017
 
2018
Revenue
$
295,222


$
283,770

 
$
882,617

 
$
862,896

Cost of revenue
158,865


128,945

 
454,197

 
393,597

Gross profit
136,357


154,825

 
428,420

 
469,299

Operating expense:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales and marketing
66,276


63,831

 
211,154

 
197,733

Engineering and development
19,882


22,683

 
60,393

 
64,559

General and administrative
51,269


25,693

 
130,929

 
95,212

Transaction expenses



 
773

 

Total operating expense
137,427


112,207

 
403,249

 
357,504

(Loss) income from operations
(1,070
)

42,618

 
25,171

 
111,795

Other income (expense):



 

 

Other income (expense), net
(600
)


 
(600
)
 

Interest income
203


289

 
506

 
720

Interest expense
(35,848
)

(37,527
)
 
(121,022
)
 
(111,923
)
Total other expense—net
(36,245
)

(37,238
)
 
(121,116
)
 
(111,203
)
(Loss) income before income taxes and equity earnings of unconsolidated entities
(37,315
)

5,380

 
(95,945
)
 
592

Income tax expense
2,982


11,715

 
11,384

 
8,826

Loss before equity earnings of unconsolidated entities
(40,297
)

(6,335
)
 
(107,329
)
 
(8,234
)
Equity (income) loss of unconsolidated entities, net of tax
(33
)


 
(72
)
 
2

Net loss
$
(40,264
)

$
(6,335
)
 
$
(107,257
)
 
$
(8,236
)
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest



 
277

 

Excess accretion of non-controlling interest



 
7,247

 

Total net loss attributable to non-controlling interest



 
7,524

 
 
Net loss attributable to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
$
(40,264
)

$
(6,335
)
 
$
(114,781
)
 
$
(8,236
)
Comprehensive income (loss):



 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments
1,070


(644
)
 
2,984

 
(2,489
)
Unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedge, net of taxes of $48 and $256, and $(182) and $626 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, respectively
83


812

 
(309
)
 
1,996

Total comprehensive loss
$
(39,111
)

$
(6,167
)
 
$
(112,106
)
 
$
(8,729
)
Basic net loss per share attributable to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
$
(0.29
)

$
(0.04
)
 
$
(0.84
)
 
$
(0.06
)
Diluted net loss per share attributable to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
$
(0.29
)

$
(0.04
)
 
$
(0.84
)
 
$
(0.06
)
Weighted-average common shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
137,793,609

 
143,107,122

 
136,688,115

 
141,946,574

Diluted
137,793,609

 
143,107,122

 
136,688,115

 
141,946,574

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
 
2017
 
2018
Cash flows from operating activities:
 

 

Net loss
 
$
(107,257
)
 
$
(8,236
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
 

 

Depreciation of property and equipment
 
40,733

 
36,753

Amortization of other intangible assets
 
104,554

 
77,890

Impairment of long lived assets
 
13,848

 

Impairment of investments
 
600

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs
 
5,403

 
4,708

Amortization of net present value of deferred consideration
 
504

 
311

Dividend from minority interest
 
100

 

Amortization of original issue discounts
 
2,791

 
3,209

Stock-based compensation
 
48,749

 
21,932

Deferred tax expense (benefit)
 
6,442

 
8,839

(Gain) loss on sale of assets
 
(317
)
 
191

(Gain) loss of unconsolidated entities
 
(72
)
 
2

Financing costs expensed
 
5,487

 
1,228

Loss on early extinguishment of debt
 
992

 
331

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
 

 

Accounts receivable
 
(872
)
 
1,687

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
(510
)
 
(3,033
)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
(7,309
)
 
(15,721
)
Deferred revenue
 
15,000

 
3,502

Net cash provided by operating activities
 
128,866

 
133,593

Cash flows from investing activities:
 

 

Purchases of property and equipment
 
(32,095
)
 
(22,343
)
Proceeds from sale of assets
 
292

 
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Purchases of intangible assets
 
(1,966
)
 

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(33,769
)
 
(22,337
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 

 

Proceeds from issuance of term loan and notes, net of original issue discounts
 
1,693,007

 
1,580,305

Repayments of term loans
 
(1,733,147
)
 
(1,656,094
)
Payment of financing costs
 
(6,304
)
 
(1,580
)
Payment of deferred consideration
 
(5,408
)
 
(4,500
)
Payment of redeemable non-controlling interest
 
(25,000
)
 

Principal payments on capital lease obligations
 
(5,679
)
 
(5,609
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
 
1,548

 
756

Net cash used in financing activities
 
(80,983
)
 
(86,722
)
Net effect of exchange rate on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash
 
2,156

 
(2,146
)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash
 
16,270

 
22,388

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash:
 

 

Beginning of period
 
56,898

 
69,118

End of period
 
$
73,168

 
$
91,506

Supplemental cash flow information:
 

 

Interest paid
 
$
118,276

 
$
110,139

Income taxes paid
 
$
3,958

 
$
3,725

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(unaudited)
1. Nature of Business
Formation and Nature of Business
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (“Holdings”) is a Delaware corporation, which, together with its wholly owned subsidiary company, EIG Investors Corp. (“EIG Investors”), its primary operating subsidiary company, The Endurance International Group, Inc. (“EIG”), and other subsidiaries of EIG, collectively form the “Company.” The Company is a leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses succeed online.
EIG and EIG Investors were incorporated in April 1997 and May 2007, respectively, and Holdings was originally formed as a limited liability company in October 2011 in connection with the acquisition of a controlling interest in EIG Investors, EIG and EIG's subsidiaries by investment funds and entities affiliated with Warburg Pincus and Goldman, Sachs & Co. on December 22, 2011. On November 7, 2012, Holdings reorganized as a Delaware limited partnership and on June 25, 2013, Holdings converted into a Delaware C-corporation and changed its name to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Preparation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements, which include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries, have been prepared using accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). All intercompany transactions were eliminated on consolidation.
Segment Information
From the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, through the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, the Company had two reportable segments, web presence and email marketing. The Company experienced significant changes in its management structure during fiscal year 2017, including a change in its chief executive officer, who is the Company's chief operating decision maker ("CODM"). The Company's leadership structure has been revised to centralize management of certain domain-focused brands in order to improve overall performance. As a result of these management changes, management has revised internal financial reporting structures, and broken the former web presence segment into two reportable segments, web presence and domains. The Company's third reportable segment, email marketing, remains unchanged.
The products and services included in each of the three reportable segments are as follows:
Web Presence. The web presence segment consists primarily of the Company's web hosting brands, such as Bluehost and HostGator, and related products such as domain names, website security, website design tools and services, and e-commerce products.
Domain. The domain segment consists of domain-focused brands such as Domain.com, ResellerClub and LogicBoxes as well as certain web hosting brands that are under common management with domain-focused brands. This segment sells domain names and domain management services to resellers and end users, as well as premium domain names, and also generates advertising revenue from domain name parking. It also resells domain names and domain management services to the web presence segment.
Email Marketing. The email marketing segment consists of Constant Contact email marketing tools and related products and the SinglePlatform digital storefront solution.
The Company's segments share certain resources, primarily related to sales and marketing, engineering and general and administrative functions. Management allocates these costs to each respective segment based on a consistently applied methodology, primarily based on a percentage of revenue.
The Company has revised amounts reported for gross profit, net loss and adjusted EBITDA for the web presence and the domain segments in the segment disclosures, which impacted fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The amounts reported for the email marketing segment were not impacted. The revisions arose because of an error in the classification of certain domain registration expenses. Domain segment gross profit, net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA were overstated by $3.0 million for fiscal year 2016, and by $6.9 million for fiscal year 2017, and web presence segment gross profit, net income (loss) and adjusted EBITDA were understated by equal amounts. Consolidated results were not impacted by this misstatement. See Note 21, Segment Information, for further details.

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Use of Estimates
U.S. GAAP requires management to make certain estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. These estimates, judgments and assumptions used in preparing the accompanying consolidated financial statements are based on the relevant facts and circumstances as of the date of the consolidated financial statements. Although the Company regularly assesses these estimates, judgments and assumptions used in preparing the consolidated financial statements, actual results could differ from those estimates. Changes in estimates are recorded in the period in which they become known. The more significant estimates reflected in these consolidated financial statements include estimates of fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed under purchase accounting related to the Company’s acquisitions and when evaluating goodwill and long-lived assets for potential impairment, the estimated useful lives of intangible and depreciable assets, revenue recognition for multiple-element arrangements, stock-based compensation, contingent consideration, derivative instruments, certain accruals, reserves and deferred taxes.
Unaudited Interim Financial Information
The accompanying interim consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2018, and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, and the notes to consolidated financial statements are unaudited. These unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the audited consolidated financial statements. The unaudited consolidated financial statements include, in the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments that are necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s financial position at September 30, 2018, results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018 and cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018. The consolidated results in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be expected for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2018.
Cash Equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents include all highly liquid investments with remaining maturities of three months or less at the date of purchase.
Restricted Cash
Restricted cash is composed of certificates of deposit and cash held by merchant banks and payment processors, which provide collateral against any chargebacks, fees, or other items that may be charged back to the Company by credit card companies and other merchants, and collateral for certain facility leases.
Accounts Receivable
Accounts receivable is primarily composed of cash due from credit card companies for unsettled transactions charged to subscribers’ credit cards. As these amounts reflect authenticated transactions that are fully collectible, the Company does not maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts. The Company also accrues for earned referral fees and commissions, which are governed by reseller or affiliate agreements, when the amount is reasonably estimable.
Prepaid Domain Name Registry Fees
Prepaid domain name registry fees represent amounts that are paid in full at the time a domain is registered by one of the Company’s registrars on behalf of a customer. The registry fees are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the domain registration period.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The carrying amounts of the Company's financial instruments, which include cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and certain accrued expenses, approximate their fair values due to their short maturities. The fair value of the Company's notes payable is based on the borrowing rates currently available to the Company for debt with similar terms and average maturities and approximates their carrying value.
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
FASB Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") 815, Derivatives and Hedging, or ASC 815, provides the disclosure requirements for derivatives and hedging activities with the intent to provide users of financial statements with an enhanced understanding of: (a) how and why an entity uses derivative instruments, (b) how the entity accounts for derivative instruments and related hedged items, and (c) how derivative instruments and related hedged items affect an entity’s financial position, financial performance, and cash flows. Further, qualitative disclosures are required that explain the Company’s objectives and

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strategies for using derivatives, as well as quantitative disclosures about the fair value of and gains and losses on derivative instruments, and disclosures about credit-risk-related contingent features in derivative instruments.
As required by ASC 815, the Company records all derivatives on the balance sheet at fair value. The accounting for changes in the fair value of derivatives depends on the intended use of the derivative, whether the Company has elected to designate a derivative in a hedging relationship and apply hedge accounting and whether the hedging relationship has satisfied the criteria necessary to apply hedge accounting. Derivatives designated and qualifying as a hedge of the exposure to changes in the fair value of an asset, liability, or firm commitment attributable to a particular risk, such as interest rate risk, are considered fair value hedges. Derivatives designated and qualifying as a hedge of the exposure to variability in expected future cash flows, or other types of forecasted transactions, are considered cash flow hedges. Derivatives may also be designated as hedges of the foreign currency exposure of a net investment in a foreign operation. Hedge accounting generally provides for the matching of the timing of gain or loss recognition on the hedging instrument with the recognition of the changes in the fair value of the hedged asset or liability that are attributable to the hedged risk in a fair value hedge or the earnings effect of the hedged forecasted transactions in a cash flow hedge. The Company may enter into derivative contracts that are intended to economically hedge certain of its risks, even though hedge accounting does not apply or the Company elects not to apply hedge accounting.
In accordance with the FASB’s fair value measurement guidance in FASB Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2011-4, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements, the Company made an accounting policy election to measure the credit risk of its derivative financial instruments that are subject to master netting agreements on a net basis by counterparty portfolio.
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment is recorded at cost or fair value if acquired in an acquisition. The Company also capitalizes the direct costs of constructing additional computer equipment for internal use, as well as upgrades to existing computer equipment which extend the useful life, capacity or operating efficiency of the equipment. Capitalized costs include the cost of materials, shipping and taxes. Materials used for repairs and maintenance of computer equipment are expensed and recorded as a cost of revenue. Materials on hand and construction-in-process are recorded as property and equipment. Assets recorded under capital lease are depreciated over the lease term. Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets as follows: 
Building
 
Thirty-five years
Software
 
Two to three years
Computers and office equipment
 
Three years
Furniture and fixtures
 
Five years
Leasehold improvements
 
Shorter of useful life or remaining term of the lease
Software Development Costs
The Company accounts for software development costs for internal-use software under the provisions of ASC 350-40, Internal-Use Software. Accordingly, certain costs to develop internal-use computer software are capitalized, provided these costs are expected to be recoverable. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company capitalized internal-use software development costs of $2.2 million and $8.4 million, respectively. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company capitalized internal-use software costs of $2.8 million and $7.1 million, respectively.
Goodwill
Goodwill relates to amounts that arose in connection with the Company’s various business combinations and represents the difference between the purchase price and the fair value of the identifiable intangible and tangible net assets when accounted for using the purchase method of accounting. Goodwill is not amortized, but is subject to periodic review for impairment. Events that would indicate impairment and trigger an interim impairment assessment include, but are not limited to, current economic and market conditions, including a decline in the equity value of the Company's business, a significant adverse change in agreements that would materially affect reported operating results, business climate or operational performance of the business and an adverse action or assessment by a regulator. Additionally, a reorganization or change in the number of reporting units could result in the reassignment of goodwill between reporting units and may trigger an impairment assessment.
In accordance with ASC 350, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other, or ASC 350, the Company is required to review goodwill by reporting unit for impairment at least annually or more often if there are indicators of impairment present. Under U.S. GAAP, a reporting unit is either the equivalent of, or one level below, an operating segment. The Company has historically performed its annual goodwill test as of December 31 of each fiscal year.

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As a result of changes in the Company’s management structure during fiscal year 2017, including the change in its chief executive officer / CODM, the Company has revised its internal financial reporting structure, which has resulted in a change to its reporting units. The Company has identified a total of ten reporting units under the new structure. With the increase in reporting units, the Company determined that more time would be required to perform future goodwill impairment tests, and as a result, decided to accelerate its annual goodwill impairment test date to October 31 of each fiscal year, starting with the fiscal year 2017 test.
Before testing goodwill at October 31, 2017, the Company allocated assets and liabilities to their respective reporting units. Goodwill was allocated to each reporting unit in accordance with ASC 350-20-40, which requires that goodwill be allocated based on the relative fair values of each reporting unit. After completing this valuation process, the Company allocated goodwill to seven reporting units. The Company did not allocate any goodwill to three smaller reporting units that were determined to have no material fair value.
The carrying value of each reporting unit is based on the assignment of the appropriate assets and liabilities to each reporting unit. Assets and liabilities were assigned to each reporting unit if the assets or liabilities are employed in the operations of the reporting unit and the asset and liability is considered in the determination of the reporting unit fair value. Certain assets and liabilities are shared by multiple reporting units, and were allocated to each reporting unit based on the relative size of a reporting unit, primarily based on revenue.
The fair value of each reporting unit is determined by the income approach. The Company also compared the fair value from the income approach to a market based approach to validate that the value derived from the income approach was reasonable. For the income approach, fair value is determined based on the present value of estimated future after-tax cash flows, discounted at an appropriate risk adjusted rate. The Company uses internal forecasts to estimate future after-tax cash flows, which includes an estimate of long-term future growth rates based on the long-term outlook for each reporting unit. Actual results may differ from those assumed in each forecast.
The Company derives discount rates using a capital asset pricing model and analyzing published rates for industries relevant to the reporting units to estimate the weighted average cost of capital. The Company uses discount rates that are commensurate with the risks and uncertainty inherent in the business and in internally developed forecasts. For fiscal year 2017, the Company used a discount rate of 10.0%, and also performed sensitivity analysis on the discount rates. For the market approach validation, values were derived based on valuation multiples from sales of comparable companies.
The Company has also early adopted the provisions of ASU 2017-4, which eliminates the second step of the goodwill impairment test. As a result, the goodwill impairment test as of October 31, 2017 includes only one step, which is a comparison of the carrying value of each reporting unit to its fair value, and any excess carrying value, up to the amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit, is impaired. The goodwill impairment test as of October 31, 2017 resulted in a $12.1 million impairment of goodwill to the Company's domain monetization reporting unit within the domain segment. The impairment is a direct result of a more rapid decline in domain parking revenue than originally expected, and to a lesser extent, reduced sales of premium domain names. Goodwill for this reporting unit has been completely impaired. Goodwill allocated to the other six reporting units was not impaired.
Goodwill as of December 31, 2017 was $1,850.6 million. Approximately $1,820.7 million of this goodwill relates to reporting units where fair value exceeds the carrying value of the respective reporting unit by at least 20%. One reporting unit, the domain.com reporting unit within the domain segment, has a goodwill balance of $29.9 million, and a fair value that exceeds its carrying value by 6%. The Company has one reporting unit, the cloud backup reporting unit within the web presence segment, that has a negative carrying value and has been allocated $2.3 million of goodwill.
During the quarter ended March 31, 2018, the Company further adjusted management responsibilities regarding certain reporting units, which resulted in additional adjustments to internal financial reporting structures. The total number of reporting units remains at ten, however, goodwill was reallocated between reporting units as a result of this change. The Company estimated the amount of goodwill to be reallocated at $48.0 million. The Company tested goodwill for impairment based on the goodwill reallocation. No impairment charge was identified as a result of this test.
Goodwill as of September 30, 2018 is $1,849.3 million. The carrying value of goodwill that was allocated to the domain, email marketing and web presence reporting segments was $29.9 million, $604.3 million and $1,215.1 million, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, no impairment triggering events were identified and no impairment has been recorded.
Long-Lived Assets
The Company’s long-lived assets consist primarily of intangible assets, including acquired subscriber relationships, trade names, intellectual property, developed technology, domain names available for sale and in-process research and development (“IPR&D”). The Company also has long-lived tangible assets, primarily consisting of property and equipment. The majority of the Company’s intangible assets are recorded in connection with its various acquisitions. The Company’s intangible assets are

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recorded at fair value at the time of their acquisition. The Company amortizes intangible assets over their estimated useful lives.
Determination of the estimated useful lives of the individual categories of intangible assets is based on the nature of the applicable intangible asset and the expected future cash flows to be derived from the intangible asset. Amortization of intangible assets with finite lives other than developed technology is recognized in accordance with their estimated projected cash flows.
The Company evaluates long-lived intangible and tangible assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. If indicators of impairment are present and undiscounted future cash flows are less than the carrying amount, the fair value of the assets is determined and compared to the carrying value. If the fair value is less than the carrying value, then the carrying value of the asset is reduced to the estimated fair value and an impairment loss is charged to expense in the period the impairment is identified. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company recognized an impairment charge of $13.8 million relating to certain domain name intangible assets acquired in 2014, which was recorded in cost of revenue in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. The impairment resulted from diminished cash flows associated with this intangible asset. No such impairment losses have been identified in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.
Indefinite life intangible assets include domain names that are available for sale which are recorded at cost to acquire. These assets are not being amortized and are being tested for impairment annually and whenever events or changes in circumstance indicate that their carrying value may not be recoverable. When a domain name is sold, the Company records the cost of the domain in cost of revenue.
Acquired In-Process Research and Development (IPR&D)
Acquired IPR&D represents the fair value assigned to research and development assets that the Company acquires in connection with business combinations that have not been completed at the date of acquisition. The acquired IPR&D is capitalized as an intangible asset and reviewed on a quarterly basis to determine future use. Any impairment loss of the acquired IPR&D is charged to expense in the period the impairment is identified. No impairment loss was identified during the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018.
Revenue Recognition
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), or ASU 2014-09 or ASC 606, which supersedes nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under U.S. GAAP. Since then, the FASB has also issued ASU 2016-08, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Principals versus Agent Considerations, ASU 2016-10, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing, and ASU 2017-13, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to the Staff Announcement at the July 20, 2017 EITF Meeting and Rescission of Prior SEC Staff Announcements and Observer Comments, which further elaborate on the original ASU No. 2014-09. The Company adopted the guidance in ASC 606 on January 1, 2018. Revenue is recognized when control of the promised products or services is transferred to the Company’s customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to for those products and services. In general, the Company determines revenue recognition through the following steps:
Identification of the contract, or contracts, with the customer
Identification of the performance obligations in the contract
Determination of the transaction price
Allocation of the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract
Recognition of revenue when, or as, the Company satisfies a performance obligation.
The Company provides cloud-based subscription services, which include website hosting and related add-ons, search engine optimization (SEO) services, domain registration services and email marketing.
Website hosting gives subscribers access to an environment where the Company hosts a customer’s website. The related contract terms are generally for one year, but can range from 30 days to 3 years. Website hosting services are typically sold in bundled offerings that include website hosting, domain registration services and various add-ons. The Company recognizes revenue for website hosting and domain registration services over the term of the contract.
The main add-on services related to website hosting are domain privacy, secure sockets layer (SSL) security, site backup and restoration, and website builder tools. These services may be included in website hosting bundles, or they may be purchased on a standalone basis. Certain add-on services are provided by third parties. In cases where the Company is acting as an agent for the sale of third party add-on services, the Company recognizes revenue on a net basis at the time of sale. In cases where the Company is acting as a principal for the sale of third party add-on services (i.e., the Company has the primary responsibility to provide specific goods or services, it has discretion to establish prices and it may assume inventory risk), the

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Company recognizes revenue on a gross basis over the term of the contract. The revenue for Company-provided add-on services is primarily recognized over the term of the contract.
SEO services are monthly subscriptions that provide a customer with increased traffic to their website over the term of the subscription. Revenue from SEO services is recognized over the monthly term of the contract.
In the case of domain registration services, the Company is an accredited registrar and can provide registration services to the customer, or it can select an accredited third party registrar to perform these duties. Domain registration services are generally annual subscriptions, but can cover multiple years. Revenue for these services is recognized over time.
Email marketing services provide subscribers with a cloud based platform that can send broadcast emails to a customer list managed by the subscriber. Pricing is based on contract list volume from the prior monthly period, which determines the contractual billing price for the upcoming month. Revenue for this service is recognized over the monthly term of the contract.
Non-subscription based services include certain professional services, primarily website design or re-design services, marketing development fund revenue ("MDF"), premium domain names and domain parking services.
Website design and re-design services are recognized when the service is complete.
Marketing development funds consist of commissions earned by the Company when a third party sells its products or services directly to the Company’s subscribers, and advertising revenue for third party ads placed on Company websites. The Company records revenue when the service is provided and calculates it based on the contractual revenue share arrangement or over the term of the advertisement.
Domain parking allows the Company to monetize certain of its premium domain names by loaning them to specialized third parties that generate advertising revenue from these parked domains on a pay per click ("PPC") basis. Revenue is recognized when earned and calculated based on the revenue share arrangement with the third party.
Revenue from the sale of premium domains is recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement to sell such domains exists and delivery of an authorization key to access the domain name has occurred. Premium domain names are paid for in advance prior to the delivery of the domain name.
For most of the Company’s performance obligations, the customer simultaneously receives and consumes the service over a period of time as the Company performs the service, resulting in the recognition of revenue over the subscription period. This method provides an appropriate depiction of the timing of the transfer of services to the customer. In limited instances, the customer obtains control of the promised service at a point in time, with no future obligations on the part of the Company. In these instances, the Company recognizes revenue at the point in time control is transferred. The contracts that the Company enters into typically do not contain any variable or non-cash considerations.
The Company maintains a reserve for refunds and chargebacks related to revenue that has been recognized and is expected to be refunded, as calculated based on observed historical trends. The Company had a refund and chargeback reserve of $0.5 million and $0.3 million as of December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, respectively. The portion of deferred revenue that is expected to be refunded at December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018 was $1.8 million and $1.8 million, respectively. Based on refund history, approximately 83% of all refunds happen in the same fiscal month that the contract starts or renews, and approximately 96% of all refunds happen within 45 days of the contract start or renewal date.
The Company did not apply any practical expedients during its adoption of ASC 606. The Company elected to use the portfolio method in the calculation of the deferred contract assets.
Contracts with Multiple Performance Obligations
A considerable amount of the Company’s revenue is generated from transactions that are contracts with customers that may include hosting plans, domain name registrations, and other cloud-based products and services. In these cases, the Company determines whether the products and services are distinct performance obligations that should be accounted for separately versus together. The Company allocates revenue to each performance obligation based on its relative standalone selling price, generally based on the price charged to customers. Hosting services, domain name registrations, and other cloud-based products and services have distinct performance obligations and are often sold separately. If the promise is not distinct and therefore not a performance obligation, then the total transaction amount is allocated to the identified performance obligation based on a relative selling price hierarchy. When multiple performance obligations are included in a contract, the total transaction amount for the contract is allocated to the performance obligations based on a relative selling price hierarchy. The Company determines the relative selling price for a performance obligation based on standalone selling price (“SSP”). The Company determines SSP by considering its observed standalone selling prices, competitive prices in the marketplace and management judgment; these standalone selling prices may vary depending upon the particular facts and circumstances related to each deliverable. The Company analyzes the standalone selling prices used in its allocation of transaction amount, at a minimum, on a quarterly basis.

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Deferred Revenue
The Company records deferred revenue when cash payments are received or are due in advance of the Company’s performance, including amounts that are refundable. The change in the deferred revenue balance for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 is primarily driven by cash payments received or due in advance of the Company satisfying its performance obligations, offset by $331.9 million of revenue recognized that were included in the deferred revenue balance at the beginning of the period.
The following table provides a reconciliation of the Company's deferred revenue as of September 30, 2018:
 
Short-term
 
Long-term
 
(in thousands)
Balance at December 31, 2017
$
361,940

 
$
90,972

Effect of adoption of ASC 606 to balances at December 31, 2017
20,275

 
2,882

Recognition of the beginning deferred revenue into revenue, as a result of performance obligations satisfied
(331,939
)
 

Cash received in advance during the period
657,821

 
193,119

Recognition of cash received in the period into revenue, as a result of performance obligations satisfied
(518,087
)
 

Reclassification between short-term and long-term
190,554

 
(190,554
)
Balance at September 30, 2018
$
380,564

 
$
96,419

The difference between the opening and closing balances of the Company’s deferred liabilities primarily results from the timing difference between the Company’s performance and the customer’s payment. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized $331.9 million and $0.0 million, respectively, from beginning deferred revenue current and long-term balances existing at December 31, 2017. The Company did not recognize any revenue from performance obligations satisfied in prior periods.
The following table provides the remaining performance obligation amounts as of September 30, 2018. These amounts are equivalent to the ending deferred revenue balance of $477.0 million, which includes both short and long-term amounts:
 
Web presence
 
Email marketing
 
Domain
 
Total
 
(in thousands)
Remaining performance obligation, short-term
$
265,984

 
$
55,055

 
$
59,525

 
$
380,564

Remaining performance obligation, long-term
81,805

 

 
14,614

 
96,419

Total
$
347,789

 
$
55,055

 
$
74,139

 
$
476,983

This backlog of revenue related to future performance obligations is prepaid by customers and supported by executed contracts with customers. The Company has established a reserve of $0.3 million for refunds and chargebacks, 96% of which is expected to materialize in the first 45 days. The remainder of the deferred revenue is expected to be recognized in future periods.
Deferred Customer Acquisition Costs
As a result of the implementation of ASC 606, the Company now capitalizes the incremental costs directly related to obtaining and fulfilling a contract (such as sales commissions and certain direct sales and marketing success based costs), if these costs are expected to be recovered. These costs are amortized over the period the services are transferred to the customer, which is estimated based on customer churn rates for various segments of the business. The Company includes only those

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incremental costs that would not have been incurred if the contracts had not been entered into:
 
Short-term
 
Long-term
 
(in thousands)
Balance at December 31, 2017
$

 
$

Adjustments resulting from adoption of ASC 606
43,408

 
40,040

Deferred customer acquisition costs incurred in the period
13,391

 
25,307

Amounts recognized as expense in the period
(38,192
)
 

Impact of foreign exchange rates
(142
)
 
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Reclassification between short-term and long-term
23,279

 
(23,279
)
Balance at September 30, 2018
$
41,744

 
$
42,081

As of September 30, 2018, the Company has a total of $71.0 million in deferred assets relating to costs incurred to obtain or fulfill contracts in its web presence segment, consisting of $0.0 million of incremental, recoverable sales and marketing costs, and $71.0 million of recoverable, specific, success-based sales commissions. As of September 30, 2018, the Company has a total of $11.4 million deferred assets relating to costs incurred to obtain or fulfill contracts in its email marketing segment, consisting of $0.0 million of incremental, recoverable sales and marketing costs, and $11.4 million of recoverable, specific, success-based sales commissions. As of September 30, 2018, the Company has a total of $1.4 million deferred assets relating to costs incurred to obtain or fulfill contracts in its domain segment, consisting of $0.0 million of incremental, recoverable sales and marketing costs, and $1.4 million of recoverable, specific, success-based sales commissions. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized total amortization costs related to the above items of $34.5 million, $3.4 million, and $0.3 million in its web presence, email marketing and domain segments, respectively.
Significant Judgments
The Company sells a number of third party cloud based services to enhance a subscriber’s overall website hosting experience. The Company exercises considerable judgment to determine if it is the principal or agent in each of these arrangements, and in some instances, has concluded that it is an agent of the third party and recognizes revenue at time of subscriber purchase in an amount that is net of the revenue share payable to the third party.
The Company exercises judgment to determine the standalone selling price for each distinct performance obligation. In instances where the standalone selling price is not directly observable, such as when the Company does not sell the product or service separately, the Company determines the standalone selling price using information that may include a competitive market assessment approach and other observable inputs. The Company typically has more than one standalone selling price for individual products and services.
Judgment is required to determine whether particular types of sales and marketing costs incurred, including commissions, are incremental and recoverable costs incurred to obtain and fulfill the customer contract. In addition, judgment is required to determine the life of the customer over which deferred customer acquisition costs are amortized.
Income Taxes
Income taxes are accounted for in accordance with ASC 740, Accounting for Income Taxes, or ASC 740. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases and operating loss and tax credit carry-forwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date.
ASC 740 clarifies the accounting for income taxes by prescribing a minimum recognition threshold that a tax position is required to meet before being recognized in the financial statements. The Company recognizes the effect of income tax positions only if those positions are more likely than not to be sustained. Recognized income tax positions are measured at the largest amount that is more likely than not to be realized. Changes in recognition or measurement are reflected in the period in which the change in judgment occurs. The Company had unrecognized tax benefits at December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018 of $1.1 million and $2.9 million, respectively.
The Company records interest related to unrecognized tax benefits in interest expense and penalties in operating expenses. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company did not incur any interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits. During the three months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized $0.1 million of interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized $0.3 million of interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits.

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Stock-Based Compensation
The Company may issue restricted stock units, restricted stock awards and stock options which vest upon the satisfaction of a performance condition and/or a service condition. The Company follows the provisions of ASC 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation, or ASC 718, which requires employee stock-based payments to be accounted for under the fair value method. Under this method, the Company is required to record compensation cost based on the estimated fair value for stock-based awards granted over the requisite service periods for the individual awards, which generally equals the vesting periods, net of estimated forfeitures. The Company uses the straight-line amortization method for recognizing stock-based compensation expense. In addition, for stock-based awards where vesting is dependent upon achieving certain performance goals, the Company estimates the likelihood of achieving the performance goals against established performance targets.
The Company estimates the fair value of employee stock options on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model, which requires the use of highly subjective estimates and assumptions. For restricted stock awards and restricted stock units granted, the Company estimates the fair value of each restricted stock award or restricted stock unit based on the closing trading price of its common stock on the date of grant.
Net Loss per Share
The Company considered ASC 260-10, Earnings per Share, or ASC 260-10, which requires the presentation of both basic and diluted earnings per share in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. The Company’s basic net loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding for the period, and, if there are dilutive securities, diluted income per share is computed by including common stock equivalents which includes shares issuable upon the exercise of stock options, net of shares assumed to have been purchased with the proceeds, using the treasury stock method.
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
2017

2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except share amounts and per share data)
Net loss attributable to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
$
(40,264
)
 
$
(6,335
)
 
$
(114,781
)
 
$
(8,236
)
Net loss per share attributable to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic net loss per share attributable to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
$
(0.29
)
 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
(0.84
)
 
$
(0.06
)
Diluted net loss per share attributable to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
$
(0.29
)
 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
(0.84
)
 
$
(0.06
)
Weighted-average common shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
137,793,609

 
143,107,122

 
136,688,115

 
141,946,574

Diluted
137,793,609

 
143,107,122

 
136,688,115

 
141,946,574

The following number of weighted average potentially dilutive shares were excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per share because the effect of including such potentially dilutive shares would have been anti-dilutive:
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
(unaudited)
Restricted stock awards and units
7,782,806

 
6,915,158

 
6,974,708

 
6,470,097

Options
10,593,596

 
8,362,719

 
10,947,661

 
8,644,464

Total
18,376,402

 
15,277,877

 
17,922,369

 
15,114,561

Recent Accounting Pronouncements - Recently Adopted
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), or ASU 2014-09, which supersedes nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under U.S. GAAP. Since then, the FASB has also issued ASU 2016-08, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Principals versus Agent Considerations, ASU 2016-10, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing, and ASU 2017-13, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to the Staff Announcement at the July 20, 2017 EITF Meeting and Rescission of Prior SEC Staff Announcements and Observer Comments, which further elaborate on the original ASU No. 2014-09. The core principle of these updates is to

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recognize revenue when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 defines a five step process to achieve this core principle and, in doing so, more judgments and estimates may be required within the revenue recognition process than are required under previous U.S. GAAP. In July 2015, the FASB approved a one-year deferral of the effective date to January 1, 2018, with early adoption to be permitted as of the original effective date of January 1, 2017. Once this standard became effective, companies may use either of the following transition methods: (i) a full retrospective approach reflecting the application of the standard in each reporting period with the option to elect certain practical expedients, or (ii) a retrospective approach with the cumulative effect of initially adopting ASU 2014-09 recognized at the date of adoption (which includes additional footnote disclosures) (the "modified retrospective approach"). The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective approach. The new standard impacted the timing of when certain sales incentive payments, primarily to external parties, are charged to expense as these costs must now be deferred over the life of the related customer relationship, whereas previously these amounts were expensed as incurred. In addition, a small portion of the Company's revenue recognition was impacted by this new guidance. The impact to opening retained earnings as a result of the adoption of the new guidance was $59.4 million, which consists of an $83.4 million deferred asset relating to customer acquisition costs and a $6.1 million deferred asset for domain registration costs, partially offset by a $23.1 million liability for deferred revenue, net of a deferred tax liability of $7.0 million. The Company applied the new guidance to all revenue contracts and did not use any practical expedients. The adoption of Topic 606 impacted the results of operations and certain balance sheet accounts. The impact of applying Topic 606 on the results for reporting periods and balance sheet beginning after January 1, 2018 is presented under Topic 606, while prior amounts are not adjusted and continue to be reported in accordance with the

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Company’s historic accounting under Topic 605. The impact of applying Topic 606 as of September 30, 2018 is as follows:
 
For the three months ended September 30, 2018 under topic 606
For the three months ended September 30, 2018 under topic 605
Increase (decrease)
Consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss data
(in thousands)
Revenue
$
283,770

$
284,343

$
(573
)
Cost of revenue
128,945

128,583

362

Sales and marketing
63,831

63,816

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As of September, 2018 under topic 606
As of September 30, 2018 under topic 605
Increase (decrease)
Consolidated balance sheet data
(in thousands)
Prepaid commissions, current portion
$
41,744

$

$
41,744

Prepaid commissions, long-term
42,081


42,081

Deferred revenue, current
380,564

379,343

1,221

Deferred revenue, long-term
96,419

96,419


 
 
 
 
 
For the three months ended September 30, 2018 under topic 606
For the three months ended September 30, 2018 under topic 605
Increase (decrease)
Consolidated statement of cash flow data
(in thousands)
Net (loss) income
$
(6,335
)
$
(6,139
)
$
(196
)
Change in prepaid expenses and other assets
5,527

5,904

(377
)
Change in deferred revenue
(4,691
)
(4,118
)
573

Cash flows from operations
51,341

51,341


 
 
 
 
 
For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 under topic 606
For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 under topic 605
Increase (decrease)
Consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss data
(in thousands)
Revenue
$
862,896

$
864,117

$
(1,221
)
Cost of revenue
393,597

393,345

252

Sales and marketing
197,733

198,240

(507
)
 
 
 
 
 
As of September, 2018 under topic 606
As of September 30, 2018 under topic 605
Increase (decrease)
Consolidated balance sheet data
(in thousands)
Prepaid commissions, current portion
$
41,744

$

$
41,744

Prepaid commissions, long-term
42,081


42,081

Deferred revenue, current
380,564

379,343

1,221

Deferred revenue, long-term
96,419

96,419


 
 
 
 
 
For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 under topic 606
For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 under topic 605
Increase (decrease)
Consolidated statement of cash flow data
(in thousands)
Net (loss) income
$
(8,236
)
$
(7,270
)
$
(966
)
Change in prepaid expenses and other assets
(3,033
)
(2,778
)
(255
)
Change in deferred revenue
3,502

4,723

1,221

Cash flows from operations
133,593

133,593


In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01, Financial Instruments-Overall: Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities. This new standard enhances the reporting model for financial instruments to provide

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users of financial statements with more decision-useful information. This amendment is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
In November 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows: Restricted Cash. This new standard requires that a statement of cash flows explain the change during the period in the total of cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash. This amendment is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's statement of cash flows.
In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows: Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments. This new standard clarifies certain statement of cash flow presentation issues. This amendment is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's statement of cash flows.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other: Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment. This new standard eliminates step two of the prior goodwill test, and instead requires that an entity perform its annual, or interim, goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. This amendment is effective for annual or interim goodwill impairment tests in fiscal years beginning after December 31, 2019, and should be applied on a prospective basis. The Company elected to early adopt the provisions of ASU 2017-04 effective in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, which simplified the process of calculating the $12.1 million impairment to goodwill during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.
In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718). This new standard provides guidance about which changes to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award require an entity to apply modification accounting in Topic 718. This amendment is effective for annual or interim periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and should be applied prospectively to an award modified on or after the adoption date. The Company adopted this guidance as of January 1, 2018 and will apply this guidance to any modifications, based on the new definition of a modification, for all periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, there were no modifications that would impact the Company's consolidated financial statements.
In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities. This new guidance better aligns an entity's risk management activities and financial reporting for hedging relationships through changes to the designation and measurement guidance for qualifying hedging relationships and to the method of presenting hedge results. The amendments in this guidance require an entity to present the earnings effect of the hedging instrument in the same income statement line item in which the earnings effect of the hedged item is reported, to allow users to better understand the results and costs of an entity's hedging program. This new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and early adoption is allowed. The amended presentation and disclosure guidance is required only prospectively, while the measurement guidance should be applied to hedges existing at the time of adoption through a one-time cumulative-effect adjustment to accumulated other comprehensive income with respect to the elimination of the separate measurement of ineffectiveness with a corresponding adjustment to the opening balance of the retained earnings. The Company adopted this guidance on June 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective approach. The adoption of the new guidance did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements - Recently Issued
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases. Since then, the FASB has also issued ASU No. 2018-10, Codification Improvements to Topic 842, Leases, which further clarifies ASU No. 2016-02 and corrects unintended application of guidance. The new standard establishes a right-of-use ("ROU") model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. The new standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years. A modified retrospective transition approach is required for capital and operating leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements, with certain practical expedients available. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of its pending adoption of the new standard on its consolidated financial statements, but expects that the adoption will materially increase its assets and liabilities.
In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-16, Income Taxes: Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory. This new standard improves the accounting for the income tax consequences of intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory. This amendment is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and early adoption is permitted. The Company does not believe the adoption of this ASU will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

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In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-07, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718). The new guidance expands the scope of Topic 718 to include share-based payment transactions for acquiring goods and services from nonemployees. The amendments in ASU No. 2018-07 specify that Topic 718 applies to all share-based payment transactions in which a grantor acquires goods or services to be used or consumed in a grantor's own operations by issuing share-based payment awards to a non-employee. The amendments also clarify that Topic 718 does not apply to share-based payments used to effectively provide (1) financing to the issuer or (2) awards granted in conjunction with selling goods or services to customers as part of a contract accounted for under Topic 606, Revenue from Contract with Customers. The new guidance is effective for public companies for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years and early adoption is permitted, provided the company has already adopted the guidance in Topic 606. A company should only remeasure liability-classified awards that have not been settled by the date of adoption and equity-classified awards for which a measurement date has not been established through a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the fiscal year of adoption. Upon transition, the company is required to measure these nonemployee awards at fair value as of the adoption date. The Company does not believe the adoption of this ASU will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.
3. Correction of Income Tax Expense - Fiscal Year 2018

The Company has revised its deferred income tax provision for the first and second quarter of 2018 to reflect a revision that favorably impacted net income (loss) for these periods.
During fiscal year 2017, the Company began a process to reorganize, and in some instances, eliminate legal entities associated with certain products introduced in 2015 and 2016. This reorganization is expected to provide tax benefits, as the Company can deduct losses on the investments in these entities in its U.S. income tax filings. After further review of these losses, the Company has determined that a significant portion of these losses should have been reflected in its 2017 income tax provision calculations. The Company has increased its net operating loss ("NOL") carry-forwards available to offset future U.S. federal taxable income from $157.6 million as of December 31, 2017, to $236.3 million. Additionally, NOL carry-forwards available to offset future state taxable income were increased from $128.6 million as of December 31, 2017, to $168.3 million. These changes in NOL carry-forwards did not impact the actual income tax provision recorded in 2017; however, due to the changes enacted in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the manner in which net operating loss carry-forwards are handled does impact the Company's 2018 provision for non-cash deferred income taxes. The impact of this revision on the Company’s financial statements as originally filed for the first and second quarter of fiscal year 2018 is detailed below.

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The following table represents the impact of the income statement revision to the first and second quarters of 2018 due to the revised deferred income tax provision (in thousands, except per share data):
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2018
 
Originally Filed
Adjustment
Revised
 
Originally Filed
Adjustment
Revised
Loss before income taxes and equity earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries
$
(4,444
)
$

$
(4,444
)
 
$
(344
)
$

$
(344
)
Income tax expense (benefit)
2,617

(4,560
)
(1,943
)
 
1,650

(2,596
)
(946
)
Loss before equity earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries
(7,061
)
$
4,560

$
(2,501
)
 
(1,994
)
$
2,596

$
602

Equity (income) loss of unconsolidated subsidiaries
27


27

 
$
(25
)
 
(25
)
Net income (loss)
$
(7,088
)
$
4,560

$
(2,528
)
 
$
(1,969
)
$
2,596

$
627

Comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Foreign currency translation
580


580

 
(2,425
)

(2,425
)
  Unrealized (gain) loss on cash flow hedge, net of tax
1,041


1,041

 
144


144

Total comprehensive loss
$
(5,467
)
$
4,560

$
(907
)
 
$
(4,250
)
$
2,596

$
(1,654
)
Basic net income (loss) per share
$
(0.05
)
$
0.03

$
(0.02
)
 
$
(0.01
)
$
0.01

$0.00
Diluted net income (loss) per share
$
(0.05
)
$
0.03

$
(0.02
)
 
$
(0.01
)
$
0.01

$0.00
Weighted-average common shares used in computing net income (loss) per share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
140,361,982


140,361,982

 
142,340,561


142,340,561

Diluted
140,361,982


140,361,982

 
142,340,561

2,361,441

144,702,002

 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
 
Originally Filed
Adjustment
Revised
Loss before income taxes and equity earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries
$
(4,788
)
$

$
(4,788
)
Income tax expense (benefit)
4,267

(7,156
)
(2,889
)
Loss before equity earnings of unconsolidated subsidiaries
(9,055
)
7,156

(1,899
)
Equity (income) loss of unconsolidated subsidiaries
2


2

Net income (loss)
(9,057
)
7,156

$
(1,901
)
Comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
  Foreign currency translation
(1,845
)

(1,845
)
  Unrealized gain on cash flow hedge, net of tax
1,184


1,184

Total comprehensive loss
(9,718
)
7,156

$
(2,562
)
Basic net income (loss) per share
$
(0.06
)
$
0.05

$
(0.01
)
Diluted net income (loss) per share
$
(0.06
)
$
0.05

$
(0.01
)
Weighted-average common shares used in computing net income (loss) per share
 
 
 
Basic
141,356,567


141,356,567

Diluted
141,356,567


141,356,567



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The following table represents the impact of the revised deferred income tax provision on the impacted balance sheet accounts as of the dates shown (in thousands):
 
March 31, 2018
 
June 30, 2018
 
Originally Filed
Adjustment
Revised
 
Originally Filed
Adjustment
Revised
Deferred tax liability
$
27,679

$
(4,560
)
$
23,119

 
$
29,897

$
(7,156
)
$
22,741

Total liabilities
2,533,619

(4,560
)
2,529,059

 
2,490,106

(7,156
)
2,482,950

Accumulated deficit
(795,206
)
4,560

(790,646
)
 
(797,175
)
7,156

(790,019
)
Total stockholders' equity
144,189

4,560

148,749

 
147,759

7,156

154,915

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
2,677,808


2,677,808

 
2,637,865


2,637,865

The following table represents the impact of the revised deferred income tax provision on the impacted lines of the statement of cash flows for the periods shown (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
 
Originally Filed
Adjustment
Revised
 
Originally Filed
Adjustment
Revised
Net income (loss)
$
(7,088
)
$
4,560

$
(2,528
)
 
$
(9,057
)
$
7,156

$
(1,901
)
Deferred tax expense
492

(4,560
)
(4,068
)
 
2,672

(7,156
)
(4,484
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
52,360


52,360

 
82,252


82,252

4. Acquisitions
The Company did not make any acquisitions during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018. The Company has a remaining deferred consideration liability related to its acquisition of AppMachine B.V., which had taken place in 2016. Deferred consideration at December 31, 2017 related to AppMachine was $7.9 million, of which, $4.4 million was classified as short-term. Deferred consideration at September 30, 2018 related to AppMachine was $3.7 million, of which $2.4 million was classified as short-term.
5. Property and Equipment and Capital Lease Obligations
Components of property and equipment consisted of the following:
 
December 31, 2017
 
September 30, 2018
 
(in thousands)
Land
$
790

 
$
790

Building
5,037

 
7,294

Software
82,618

 
88,376

Computers and office equipment
153,273

 
158,188

Furniture and fixtures
18,825

 
19,259

Leasehold improvements
22,260

 
19,672

Construction in process
3,800

 
2,215

Property and equipment—at cost
286,603

 
295,794

Less accumulated depreciation
(191,151
)
 
(216,479
)
Property and equipment—net
$
95,452

 
$
79,315

Depreciation expense related to property and equipment for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018 was $13.6 million and $11.9 million, respectively. Depreciation expense related to property and equipment for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018 was $40.7 million and $36.8 million, respectively.
Property under capital lease with a cost basis of $15.5 million was included in software as of September 30, 2018. The net carrying value of property under capital lease as of September 30, 2018 was $10.6 million.

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6. Fair Value Measurements
The following valuation hierarchy is used for disclosure of the valuation inputs used to measure fair value. This hierarchy prioritizes the inputs into three broad levels as follows:
Level 1 inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2 inputs are quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets or inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly through market corroboration, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument.
Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs based on the Company’s own assumptions used to measure assets and liabilities at fair value.
A financial asset or liability’s classification within the hierarchy is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
As of December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, the Company’s financial assets required to be measured on a recurring basis consist of the 2015 interest rate cap and the 2018 interest rate cap. The Company has classified these interest rate caps, which are discussed in Note 7 below, within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.
Basis of Fair Value Measurements
 
Balance
 
Quoted Prices
in Active Markets
for Identical Items
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
(in thousands)
Balance at December 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate cap (included in other assets)
$
452

 

 
$
452

 
$

Total financial assets
$
452

 
$

 
$
452

 
$

Balance at September 30, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate caps (included in other assets)
$
6,863

 

 
$
6,863

 
$

Total financial assets
$
6,863

 
$

 
$
6,863

 
$

The carrying amounts of the Company's other financial assets and liabilities including cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their respective fair values because of the relatively short period of time between their origination and their expected realization or settlement.
7. Derivatives and Hedging Activities
Risk Management Objective of Using Derivatives
The Company is exposed to certain risk arising from both its business operations and economic conditions. The Company principally manages its exposures to a wide variety of business and operational risks through management of its core business activities. The Company manages economic risks, including interest rate, liquidity, and credit risk primarily by managing the amount, sources, and duration of its debt funding and the use of derivative financial instruments. Specifically, the Company may enter into derivative financial instruments to manage exposures that arise from business activities that result in the receipt or payment of future known and uncertain cash amounts, the value of which are determined by interest rates. The Company’s derivative financial instruments are used to manage differences in the amount, timing, and duration of the Company’s known or expected cash receipts and its known or expected cash payments principally related to the Company’s investments and borrowings.
Cash Flow Hedges of Interest Rate Risk
The Company has entered into two three-year interest rate caps as part of its risk management strategy. The interest rate caps, designated as cash flow hedges of interest rate risk, provide for the payment to the Company of variable amounts if interest rates rise above the strike rate on the contract in exchange for an upfront premium. Therefore, these derivatives limit the Company’s exposure if the interest rate rises, but also allow the Company to benefit when the interest rate falls.
The changes in the fair value of derivatives that qualify as cash flow hedges is recorded in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income ("AOCI"), and is subsequently reclassified into earnings in the period that the hedged forecasted

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transaction affects earnings. Amounts reported in AOCI related to derivatives will be reclassified to interest expense as interest payments are made on the Company’s variable-rate debt.
In December 2015, the Company entered into a three-year interest rate cap with $500.0 million notional value outstanding. This interest rate cap was effective beginning on February 29, 2016. The fair value of this interest rate contract included in other assets on the consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2018 was $1.0 million, and the Company recognized $0.6 million and $1.2 million of interest expense, respectively, in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018. The Company recognized a $1.9 million gain, net of a tax expense of $0.1 million, in AOCI for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. The Company estimates that a cumulative amount of $0.1 million will be reclassified from AOCI to interest expense (as an increase to interest expense) in the next twelve months.
In June 2018, the Company entered into a three-year interest rate cap with $800.0 million notional value outstanding. This interest rate cap was effective beginning on August 28, 2018. The fair value of this interest rate contract included in other assets on the consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2018 was $5.9 million, and the Company recognized $0.4 million and $0.5 million, respectively, of interest expense in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018. The Company recognized a $0.7 million gain, net of a tax expense of $0.2 million, in AOCI for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. The Company estimates that $1.7 million will be reclassified from AOCI to interest expense (as an increase to interest expense) in the next twelve months.
8. Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
The following table summarizes the changes in the Company’s goodwill balances from December 31, 2017 to September 30, 2018:
 
Web Presence
 
Email Marketing
 
Domain
 
Total
 
(in thousands)
Goodwill balance at December 31, 2017
$
1,216,419

 
$
604,305

 
$
29,858

 
$
1,850,582

Foreign translation impact
(1,318
)
 

 

 
(1,318
)
Goodwill balance at September 30, 2018
$
1,215,101

 
$
604,305

 
$
29,858

 
$
1,849,264

In accordance with ASC 350, the Company reviews goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets for indicators of impairment on an annual basis and between tests if an event occurs or circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of goodwill below its carrying amount.
At December 31, 2017, other intangible assets consisted of the following:
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
Carrying
Amount
 
Weighted
Average
Useful Life
 
(dollars in thousands)
Developed technology
$
285,911

 
$
149,514

 
$
136,397

 
7 years
Subscriber relationships
659,732

 
431,938

 
227,794

 
7 years
Trade-names
134,054

 
73,019

 
61,035

 
8 years
Intellectual property
34,313

 
27,336

 
6,977

 
5 years
Domain names available for sale
30,458

 
7,221

 
23,237

 
Indefinite
Total December 31, 2017
$
1,144,468

 
$
689,028

 
$
455,440

 
 
During the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, there were no impairment charges of intangible assets.

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At September 30, 2018, other intangible assets consisted of the following:
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
Carrying
Amount
 
Weighted
Average
Useful Life
 
(dollars in thousands)
Developed technology
$
284,312

 
$
173,203

 
$
111,109

 
7 years
Subscriber relationships
659,376

 
472,625

 
186,751

 
7 years
Trade-names
134,046

 
81,740

 
52,306

 
8 years
Intellectual property
34,306

 
28,566

 
5,740

 
5 years
Domain names available for sale
30,855

 
9,091

 
21,764

 
Indefinite
Total September 30, 2018
$
1,142,895

 
$
765,225

 
$
377,670

 
 
The estimated useful lives of the individual categories of other intangible assets are based on the nature of the applicable intangible asset and the expected future cash flows to be derived from the intangible asset. Amortization of intangible assets with finite lives is recognized over the period of time the assets are expected to contribute to future cash flows. The Company amortizes finite-lived intangible assets over the period in which the economic benefits are expected to be realized based upon their estimated projected cash flows.
The Company’s amortization expense is included in cost of revenue in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss in the aggregate amounts of $35.3 million and $26.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, respectively. The Company's amortization expense is included in cost of revenue in the aggregate amounts of $104.6 million and $77.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, respectively.
9. Investments
As of December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, the Company’s carrying value of investments in privately-held companies was $15.3 million and $15.3 million, respectively.
In January 2012, the Company made an initial investment of $0.3 million to acquire a 25% interest in BlueZone Labs, LLC (“BlueZone”), a provider of “do-it-yourself” tools and managed search engine optimization services.
The Company also has an agreement with BlueZone to purchase products and services. During the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, the Company purchased $0.4 million and $0.2 million, respectively, of products and services from BlueZone, which is included in cost of revenue in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, the Company purchased $1.3 million and $0.9 million, respectively, of products and services from BlueZone, which is included in cost of revenue in the Company's consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. As of December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, $0.1 million and $0.0 million, respectively, relating to the Company’s investment in BlueZone was included in accounts payable and accrued expense in the Company’s consolidated balance sheet. As of December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, $0.7 million and $0.1 million, respectively, relating to the Company’s investment in BlueZone was included in prepaid expenses and other current assets in the Company’s consolidated balance sheet. The investment is accounted for using the measurement alternative under ASU 2016-01, Financial Instruments - Overall, as fair value is not readily available.
In May 2014, the Company made a strategic investment of $15.0 million in Automattic, Inc. (“Automattic”), which provides content management systems associated with WordPress. The investment represents less than 5% of the outstanding shares of Automattic and better aligns the Company with an important partner. The investment is accounted for using the measurement alternative under ASU 2016-01 as fair value is not readily available.
Investments in which the Company’s interest is less than 20% and which are not classified as available-for-sale securities are carried at the lower of cost or net realizable value unless it is determined that the Company exercises significant influence over the investee company, in which case the equity method of accounting is used. For those investments in which the Company’s voting interest is between 20% and 50%, the equity method of accounting is used. Under this method, the investment balance, originally recorded at cost, is adjusted to recognize the Company’s share of net earnings or losses of the investee company, as they occur, limited to the extent of the Company’s investment in, advances to and commitments for the investee. These adjustments are reflected in equity (income) loss of unconsolidated entities, net of tax in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. The amount of (income) loss recognized from these investments in all periods presented in the Company's consolidated statement of operations has not been material for any of those periods.From time to time, the Company may make new and follow-on investments and may receive distributions from investee companies. As of September 30, 2018, the Company was not obligated to fund any follow-on investments in these investee companies.

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As of September 30, 2018, the Company did not have an equity method investment in which the Company’s proportionate share of the investee’s net income or loss exceeded 10% of the Company’s consolidated assets or income from continuing operations.
10. Notes Payable
At December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, notes payable, net of original issuance discounts (sometimes referred to as "OID") and deferred financing costs, consisted of the following:
 
 
At December 31, 2017
 
At September 30, 2018
 
 
(in thousands)
2018 First Lien Term Loan
 
$

 
$
1,493,131

2017 First Lien Term Loan
 
1,563,197

 

Notes
 
329,048

 
330,911

Revolving credit facilities
 

 

Total notes payable
 
1,892,245

 
1,824,042

Current portion of notes payable
 
33,945

 
31,606

Notes payable - long term
 
$
1,858,300

 
$
1,792,436

2018 First Lien Term Loan Facility
In connection with the Company's June 20, 2018 refinancing of its then-outstanding term loan (the "2018 Refinancing"), the Company entered into its current first lien term loan facility (the "2018 Term Loan") with an original balance of $1,580.3 million and a maturity date of February 9, 2023. As of September 30, 2018, the 2018 Term Loan had an outstanding balance of:
 
 
At September 30, 2018
 
(in thousands)
2018 First Lien Term Loan
 
$
1,530,002

Unamortized deferred financing costs
 
(19,594
)
Unamortized original issue discount
 
(17,277
)
Net 2018 First Lien Term Loan
 
1,493,131

Current portion of 2018 First Lien Term Loan
 
31,606

2018 First Lien Term Loan - long term
 
$
1,461,525


The 2018 Term Loan was issued at par and automatically bears interest at an alternate base rate unless the Company gives notice to opt for the LIBOR-based interest rate. The LIBOR-based interest rate for the 2018 Term Loan is 3.75% per annum plus the greater of an adjusted LIBOR and 1.00%. The alternate base rate for the 2018 Term Loan is 2.75% per annum plus the greatest of the prime rate, the federal funds effective rate plus 0.50%, an adjusted LIBOR for a one-month interest period plus 1.00%, and 2.00%.

The 2018 Term Loan requires quarterly mandatory repayments of principal. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, following the 2018 Refinancing, the Company made two mandatory repayments of $7.9 million each, one voluntary prepayment of $17.0 million and one voluntary prepayment of $17.5 million.

Interest is payable on maturity of the elected interest period for a term loan with a LIBOR-based interest rate, which interest period can be one, two, three or six months. Interest is payable at the end of each fiscal quarter for a term loan with an alternate base rate.
2017 First Lien Term Loan Facility
The Company's prior first lien term loan facility (the "2017 Term Loan") was entered into in connection with the Company's June 14, 2017 refinancing of its then-outstanding term loans (the "2017 Refinancing"). The 2017 Term Loan had an original balance of $1,697.3 million and a maturity date of February 9, 2023. As of December 31, 2017 and September 30,

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2018, the 2017 Term Loan had an outstanding balance of:
 
 
At December 31, 2017
 
At September 30, 2018
 
 
(in thousands)
2017 First Lien Term Loan
 
$
1,605,792

 
$

Unamortized deferred financing costs
 
(22,456
)
 

Unamortized original issue discount
 
(20,139
)
 

Net 2017 First Lien Term Loan
 
1,563,197

 

Current portion of 2017 First Lien Term Loan
 
33,945

 

2017 First Lien Term Loan - long term
 
$
1,529,252

 
$


The 2017 Term Loan was issued at a price of 99.75% of par and automatically bore interest at an alternate base rate unless the Company gave notice to opt for the LIBOR-based interest rate. The LIBOR-based interest rate for the 2017 Term Loan was 4.00% per annum plus the greater of an adjusted LIBOR and 1.00%. The alternate base rate for the 2017 Term Loan was 3.00% per annum plus the greatest of the prime rate, the federal funds effective rate plus 0.50%, an adjusted LIBOR for a one-month interest period plus 1.00%, and 2.00%.

The 2017 Term Loan required quarterly mandatory repayments of principal. During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, prior to the 2018 Refinancing, the Company made one mandatory repayment of $8.5 million and one voluntary repayment of $17.0 million.

Interest was payable on maturity of the elected interest period for a term loan with a LIBOR-based interest rate, which interest period could be one, two, three or six months. Interest was payable at the end of each fiscal quarter for a term loan with an alternate base rate.

As part of the 2018 Refinancing, the Company refinanced the then-outstanding 2017 Term Loan balance of $1,580.3 million.
Revolving Credit Facility
In connection with the Company's February 9, 2016 acquisition of Constant Contact and the related financing of that transaction (the "Constant Contact Financing"), the Company entered into a revolving credit facility (the “2016 Revolver”) that replaced the Company's prior revolving credit facility. The 2016 Revolver has an aggregate available amount of $165.0 million. As of December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, the Company did not have any balances outstanding under the 2016 Revolver and the full amount of the facility was unused and available.
In June 2018, the Company extended the maturity of a portion of the 2016 Revolver. The 2016 Revolver consists of a non-extended tranche of approximately $58.8 million and an extended tranche of approximately $106.2 million. The non-extended tranche has a maturity date of February 9, 2021. The extended tranche has a maturity date of June 20, 2023, with a "springing" maturity date of November 10, 2022 if the 2018 Term Loan has not been repaid in full or otherwise extended to September 19, 2023 or later prior to November 10, 2022.
The Company has the ability to draw down against the 2016 Revolver using a LIBOR-based interest rate or an alternate base rate. The LIBOR-based interest rate for a non-extended revolving loan is 4.0% per annum (subject to a leverage-based step-down) and for an extended revolving loan is 3.25% per annum (subject to a leverage-based step-down), in each case plus an adjusted LIBOR for a selected interest period. The alternate base rate for a non-extended revolving loan is 3.0% per annum (subject to a leverage-based step-down) and for an extended revolving loan is 2.25% per annum (subject to a leverage-based step-down), in each case plus the greatest of the prime rate, the federal funds rate plus 0.50% and an adjusted LIBOR or a one-month interest period plus 1.00%. There is also a non-refundable commitment fee, equal to 0.50% per annum (subject to a leverage-based step-down) of the daily unused principal amount of the 2016 Revolver, which is payable in arrears on the last day of each fiscal quarter. Interest is payable on maturity of the elected interest period for a revolver loan with a LIBOR-based interest rate, which interest period can be one, two, three or six months. Interest is payable at the end of each fiscal quarter for a revolver loan with an alternate base rate.
Senior Notes
In connection with the Constant Contact Financing, EIG Investors issued $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes (the "Senior Notes") with a maturity date of February 1, 2024. The Senior Notes were issued at a price of 98.065% of par and bear interest at the rate of 10.875% per annum. The Senior Notes have been fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on

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a senior unsecured basis, by the Company and its subsidiaries that guarantee the 2018 Term Loan and the 2016 Revolver (including Constant Contact and certain of its subsidiaries). The Company has the right to redeem all or a part of the Senior Notes at any time for a premium which is based on the applicable redemption date. As of December 31, 2017 and September 30, 2018, the Senior Notes had an outstanding balance of:
 
 
At December 31, 2017
 
At September 30, 2018
 
 
(in thousands)
Senior Notes
 
$
350,000

 
$
350,000

Unamortized deferred financing costs
 
(15,280
)
 
(13,921
)
Unamortized original issuance discount
 
(5,672
)
 
(5,168
)
Net Senior Notes
 
329,048

 
330,911

Current portion of Senior Notes
 

 

Senior Notes - long term
 
$
329,048

 
$
330,911

Interest on the Senior Notes is payable twice a year, on August 1 and February 1.
On January 30, 2017, the Company completed a registered exchange offer for the Senior Notes, as required under the registration rights agreement it entered into with the initial purchasers of the Senior Notes. All of the $350.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Senior Notes was validly tendered for exchange as part of this exchange offer.
Maturity of Notes Payable
The maturity of the notes payable at September 30, 2018 is as follows:
Amounts maturing in:
(in thousands)
(Remainder of) 2018
$
7,902

2019
31,606

2020
31,606

2021
31,606

2022
31,606

Thereafter
1,745,676

Total
$
1,880,002

Interest
The Company recorded $35.8 million and $37.5 million in interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, respectively, and $121.0 million and $111.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018, respectively.
The following table provides a summary of interest rates and interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018:

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Three Months Ended September 30, 2017
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2018
 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017
 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018
 
(percentage per annum)
Interest rate—LIBOR
5.14%-5.32%

 
5.81%-6.07%

 
5.14%-6.68%

 
5.46%-6.32%

Interest rate—reference
*

 
*

 
*

 
*

Interest rate—Senior Notes
10.875
%
 
10.875
%
 
10.875
%
 
10.875
%
Non-refundable fee—unused facility
0.50
%
 
0.50
%
 
0.50
%
 
0.50
%
 
(dollars in thousands)
Interest expense and service fees
$
32,551

 
$
34,469

 
$
105,371

 
$
101,575

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 
992

 
331

Deferred financing fees immediately expensed

 

 
5,487

 
1,228

Amortization of deferred financing fees
1,873

 
1,722

 
5,403

 
4,708

Amortization of original issue discounts
1,059

 
1,083

 
2,791

 
3,209

Amortization of net present value of deferred consideration
127

 
60

 
504

 
311

Other interest expense
238

 
193

 
474

 
561

Total interest expense
$
35,848

 
$
37,527

 
$
121,022

 
$
111,923

* The Company did not have debt bearing interest based on the alternate base rate for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2018.
The Company concluded that the 2017 Refinancing was primarily a debt modification of the existing term loans in accordance with ASC 470-50, Debt: Modifications and Extinguishments, with extinguishment relating only to a few existing lenders that did not participate in the 2017 Refinancing. As a result, during the second quarter of 2017, the Company capitalized $4.2 million of additional OID and $0.9 million of deferred financing costs related to new lenders participating in the 2017 Term Loan. These capitalized costs were being amortized over the remaining life of the loan using the effective interest method. Additionally in the second quarter of 2017, the Company recorded a charge of $1.0 million, included in interest expense, to write off OID and deferred financing costs related to the refinanced debt for lenders not participating in the 2017 Term Loan. Lastly, the Company recorded a charge of $5.5 million during the second quarter of 2017, included in interest expense, for deferred financing costs incurred for the 2017 Term Loan that related to existing lenders that carried over from the refinanced debt.
The Company concluded that the 2018 Refinancing was primarily a debt modification of the existing term loan in accordance with ASC 470-50, Debt: Modifications and Extinguishments, with extinguishment relating only to one existing lender that did not participate in the 2018 Refinancing. As a result, during the second quarter of 2018, the Company capitalized $0.4 million of deferred financing costs related to new lenders participating in the 2018 Term Loan. These capitalized costs will be amortized over the remaining life of the loan using the effective interest method. Additionally, in the second quarter of 2018, the Company recorded a charge of $0.3 million, included in interest expense, to write off OID and deferred financing costs related to the refinanced debt for the lender not participating in the 2018 Term Loan. Lastly, the Company recorded a charge of $1.2 million during the second quarter of 2018, included in interest expense, for deferred financing costs incurred for the 2018 Term Loan that related to existing lenders that carried over from the refinanced debt.
Debt Covenants
The 2018 Term Loan and 2016 Revolver (together, the "Senior Credit Facilities") require that the Company complies with a financial covenant to maintain a maximum ratio of consolidated senior secured net indebtedness to an adjusted consolidated EBITDA measure.
The Senior Credit Facilities also contain covenants that limit the Company's ability to, among other things, incur additional debt or issue certain preferred shares; pay dividends on or make other distributions in respect of capital stock; make other restricted payments; make certain investments; sell or transfer certain assets; create liens on certain assets to secure debt; consolidate, merge, sell or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of its assets; and enter into certain transactions with affiliates. These covenants are subject to a number of important limitations and exceptions.
Additionally, the Senior Credit Facilities require the Company to comply with certain negative covenants and specify certain events of default that could result in amounts becoming payable, in whole or in part, prior to their maturity dates.
With the exception of certain equity interests and other excluded assets under the terms of the Senior Credit Facilities, substantially all of the Company's assets are pledged as collateral for the obligations under the Senior Credit Facilities. The

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indenture with respect to the Senior Notes contains covenants that limit the Company's ability to, among other things, incur additional debt or issue certain preferred shares; pay dividends on or make other distributions in respect of capital stock; make other restricted payments; make certain investments; sell or transfer certain assets; create liens on certain assets to secure debt; consolidate, merge sell or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of its assets; and enter into certain transactions with affiliates. Upon a change of control as defined in the indenture, the Company must offer to repurchase the Senior Notes at 101% of the aggregate principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, up to, but not including, the repurchase date. These covenants are subject to a number of important limitations and exceptions.
The indenture also provides for events of default, which, if any of them occurs, may permit or, in certain circumstances, require the principal, premium, if any, interest and any other monetary obligations on all the then outstanding Senior Notes to be due and payable immediately.
The Company was in compliance with all covenants at September 30, 2018.
11. Stockholders’ Equity
Voting Rights
All holders of common stock are entitled to one vote per share.
Changes in Total Stockholders' Equity
The following table presents the changes in total stockholders’ equity during the nine months ended September 30, 2018:
 
Total
Stockholders’
Equity
 
(in thousands)
Balance at December 31, 2017
$
83,005

Stock-based compensation
21,932

Reclassification of stock-compensation liability award
250

Stock option exercises
756

Foreign currency translation adjustment
(2,489
)
Unrealized gain on derivative
1,996

Adjustment to beginning retained earnings resulting from adoption of ASC 606, net of tax impact of $7.0 million
59,384

Net loss attributable to Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc.
(8,236
)
Balance at September 30, 2018
$
156,598

12. Stock-Based Compensation
2013 Stock Incentive Plan
The Amended and Restated 2013 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2013 Plan”) of the Company became effective upon the closing of its initial public offering ("IPO"). The 2013 Plan provides for the grant of options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units and other stock-based awards to employees, officers, directors, consultants and advisers of the Company. Under the 2013 Plan, the Company may issue up to 38,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. At September 30, 2018, there were 16,722,969 shares available for grant under the 2013 Plan.
2011 Stock Incentive Plan
As of February 9, 2016, the effective date of the acquisition of Constant Contact, the Company assumed and converted certain outstanding equity awards granted by Constant Contact under the Constant Contact 2011 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2011 Plan”) prior to the effective date of the acquisition (the “Assumed Awards”) into corresponding equity awards with respect to shares of the Company’s common stock. In addition, the Company assumed certain shares of Constant Contact common stock, par value $0.01 per share, available for issuance under the 2011 Plan (the “Available Shares”), which will be available for future issuance under the 2011 Plan in satisfaction of the vesting, exercise or other settlement of options and other equity awards that may be granted by the Company following the effective date of the acquisition of Constant Contact in reliance on the prior approval of the 2011 Plan by the stockholders of Constant Contact. The Assumed Awards were converted into 2,143,987 stock options and 2,202,846 restricted stock units with respect to the Company’s common stock and the Available Shares were converted into 10,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock reserved for future awards under the 2011 Plan. At September 30, 2018, there were 8,390,174 shares available for grant under the 2011 Plan.


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All Plans
The following table presents total stock-based compensation expense recorded in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss for all awards granted under the Company’s 2013 Plan and 2011 Plan:
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
(in thousands)
Cost of revenue
$
1,553

 
$
828

 
$
4,720

 
$
3,223

Sales and marketing
2,263

 
1,478

 
7,027

 
4,009

Engineering and development
1,807

 
1,237

 
4,707

 
3,519

General and administrative
13,956

 
4,007

 
32,295

 
11,181

Total stock-based compensation expense
$
19,579

 
$
7,550

 
$
48,749

 
$
21,932

2013 Stock Incentive Plan
The following table provides a summary of the Company’s stock options as of September 30, 2018 and the stock option activity for all stock options granted under the 2013 Plan during the nine months ended September 30, 2018:
 
Stock
Options
 
Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term
(in years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value(3)
(in thousands)
Outstanding at December 31, 2017
8,575,150

 
$
12.30

 
 
 
 
Granted
611,010

 
$
7.50

 
 
 
 
Exercised
(19,049
)
 
$
8.09

 
 
 
 
Forfeited
(304,382
)
 
$
12.79

 
 
 
 
Expired
(1,516,912
)
 
$
13.56

 
 
 
 
Outstanding at September 30, 2018
7,345,817

 
$
11.63

 
5.1
 
$
1,600

Exercisable at September 30, 2018
5,475,357

 
$
12.39

 
3.9
 
$
283

Expected to vest after September 30, 2018 (1)
1,870,460

 
$
9.39

 
8.4
 
$
1,317

Exercisable as of September 30, 2018 and expected to vest (2)
7,345,817

 
$
11.63

 
5.1
 
$
1,600

(1) 
This represents the number of unvested options outstanding as of September 30, 2018 that are expected to vest in the future.
(2) 
This represents the number of vested options as of September 30, 2018 plus the number of unvested options outstanding as of September 30, 2018 that are expected to vest in the future.
(3) 
The aggregate intrinsic value was calculated based on the positive difference, if any, between the estimated fair value of the Company’s common stock on September 30, 2018 of $8.80 per share, or the date of exercise, as appropriate, and the exercise price of the underlying options.
Restricted stock units granted under the 2013 Plan generally vest annually over a three-year period, unless otherwise determined by the Company’s board of directors. The following table provides a summary of the Company’s restricted stock unit activity for the 2013 Plan during the nine months ended September 30, 2018:
 
Restricted Stock
Units
 
Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Non-vested at December 31, 2017
3,004,137

 
$
7.93

Granted
3,846,567

 
$
7.55

Vested
(1,185,704
)
 
$
9.08

Canceled
(394,763
)
 
$
7.78

Non-vested at September 30, 2018
5,270,237

 
$
7.67

Restricted stock awards granted under the 2013 Plan generally vest annually over a four-year period, unless otherwise determined by the Company’s board of directors. Performance-based restricted stock awards are earned based on the achievement of performance criteria established by the Company’s compensation committee and board of directors. The

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following table provides a summary of the Company’s restricted stock award activity for the 2013 Plan during the nine months ended September 30, 2018:
 
Restricted Stock
Awards
 
Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Non-vested at December 31, 2017
3,432,946

 
$
13.79

Granted

 
$

Vested
(819,886
)
 
$
12.29

Canceled
(2,134,075
)
 
$
14.85

Non-vested at September 30, 2018
478,985

 
$
11.62

2015 Performance Based Award
During fiscal year 2015, the Company granted a performance-based restricted stock award to the Company’s chief executive officer ("CEO") at that time, Hari Ravichandran, which provided for the opportunity to earn up to 3,693,754 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Award Shares”) over a three-year period beginning July 1, 2015 and ending on June 30, 2018 (the “Performance Period”). Award Shares could be earned based on the Company achieving pre-established threshold, target and maximum performance metrics.
In April 2017, the Company announced that its board of directors and Mr. Ravichandran adopted a CEO transition plan. As a result of this transition, Mr. Ravichandran's employment with the Company ended during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017. Upon the end of his employment, in accordance with the terms of the award, Mr. Ravichandran received the Award Shares earned in the quarters completed prior to the separation, plus the number of Award Shares that would have been earned in the quarter in which the separation occurred, which amounted to an aggregate of 1,661,439 shares. The unearned 2,032,315 shares were forfeited. All charges relating to this award were recognized prior to January 1, 2018.
2016 Performance Based Awards
On February 16, 2016, the compensation committee of the board of directors of the Company approved the grant of performance-based restricted stock awards to the Company’s chief financial officer (“CFO”), chief operating officer (“COO”) at that time and chief administrative officer (“CAO”) at that time. Based on the Company's achievement of Constant Contact revenue, adjusted EBITDA and cash flow metrics, each executive earned the maximum number of shares subject to his or her award. The CFO earned 223,214 shares of the Company’s stock, the COO earned 260,416 shares of the Company’s stock, and the CAO earned 148,810 shares of the Company’s stock. These earned shares vested on March 31, 2017. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company recognized $1.2 million of stock-based compensation expense related to these performance-based awards, which was the last quarter stock-based compensation was recorded relating to these awards.
New CEO Award
On August 11, 2017, the Company and Jeffrey H. Fox entered into an employment agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) appointing Mr. Fox as the Company’s president and chief executive officer effective upon his employment start date (the “Effective Date”) of August 22, 2017. The Employment Agreement provided for Mr. Fox to receive, on the Effective Date, an equity award under the 2013 Plan with a total value of $10,375,000 as of August 11, 2017, split between an award of 1,032,500 restricted stock units (the “RSU Award”) and an option to purchase 612,419 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Stock Option Grant”).
Two Hundred Eighty-Two Thousand Five Hundred (282,500) of the restricted stock units subject to the RSU Award vested immediately on the Effective Date, but are subject to a requirement that Mr. Fox hold the shares underlying such restricted stock units until the earlier of the third anniversary of the Effective Date, his death or disability (as defined in the Employment Agreement) or a change in control of the Company (as defined in the Employment Agreement). The Company recorded a charge of $2.2 million for these immediately vested shares during the three months ended September 30, 2017. The remaining 750,000 restricted stock units subject to the RSU Award will vest over a three-year period, with 250,000 of such restricted stock units vesting annually on the anniversary of the Effective Date. The Stock Option Grant will vest over a three-year period, with one-third of the total number of shares subject to the Stock Option Grant vesting on the first anniversary of the Effective Date and the remainder vesting in equal monthly installments thereafter.

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2011 Stock Incentive Plan
The following table provides a summary of the Company’s stock options as of September 30, 2018 and the stock option activity for all stock options granted under the 2011 Plan during the nine months ended September 30, 2018:
 
Stock
Options
 
Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual Term
(In Years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value(3)
(in thousands)
Outstanding at December 31, 2017
888,260

 
$
8.75

 
 
 
 
Granted

 
$

 
 
 
 
Exercised
(92,229
)
 
$
6.53

 
 
 
 
Forfeited
(10,256
)
 
$
10.47

 
 
 
 
Expired
(38,652
)
 
$
9.21

 
 
 
 
Outstanding at September 30, 2018
747,123

 
$
8.98

 
3.7
 
$
546

Exercisable at September 30, 2018
563,823

 
$
8.76

 
3.5
 
$
499

Expected to vest after September 30, 2018 (1)
183,300

 
$
9.65

 
4.2
 
$
47

Exercisable as of September 30, 2018 and expected to vest (2)
747,123

 
$
8.98

 
3.7
 
$
546

(1) 
This represents the number of unvested options outstanding as of September 30, 2018 that are expected to vest in the future.
(2) 
This represents the number of vested options as of September 30, 2018 plus the number of unvested options outstanding as of September 30, 2018 that are expected to vest in the future.
(3) 
The aggregate intrinsic value was calculated based on the positive difference, if any, between the estimated fair value of the Company’s common stock on September 30, 2018 of $8.80 per share, or the date of exercise, as appropriate, and the exercise price of the underlying options.
Unless otherwise determined by the Company’s board of directors, restricted stock units granted under the 2011 Plan generally vest annually over a three- or a four-year period. The following table provides a summary of the Company’s restricted stock unit activity for the 2011 Plan during the nine months ended September 30, 2018:
 
Restricted Stock
Units
 
Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Non-vested at December 31, 2017
1,541,141

 
$
8.30

Granted
41,379

 
$
7.25

Vested
(516,600
)
 
$
8.38

Canceled
(92,030
)
 
$
8.53

Non-vested at September 30, 2018
973,890

 
$
8.20

Under both the 2011 and 2013 Plans combined, as of September 30, 2018 the Company had approximately $8.9 million of unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to option awards that will be recognized over 1.6 years and approximately $43.7 million of unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to restricted stock awards and restricted stock units that will be recognized over 2.1 years.
13. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
The following table presents the components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
 
Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Cash Flow Hedges
 
Total
 
 
(in thousands)
Balance at December 31, 2017
 
$
696

 
$
(1,237
)
 
$
(541
)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
(2,489
)
 
1,996

 
(493
)
Balance at September 30, 2018
 
$
(1,793
)
 
$
759

 
$
(1,034
)

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14. Variable Interest Entity
The Company, through a subsidiary formed in China, entered into various agreements with Shanghai Xiao Lan Network Technology Co., Ltd (“Shanghai Xiao”) and its shareholders that allowed the Company to effectively control Shanghai Xiao, making it a variable interest entity (“VIE”). Shanghai Xiao has a technology license that allows it to provide local hosting services to customers located in China. During fiscal year 2018, the Company ceased operations of the VIE, and has begun the process to liquidate the entity.
From inception and through the period ended September 30, 2018, the financial position and results of operations of Shanghai Xiao are consolidated within, but are not material to, the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.
15. Revenue
Adoption of ASC Topic 606, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”
The Company recorded a net increase to opening retained earnings of $59.4 million as of January 1, 2018 due to the cumulative impact of adopting Topic 606, with the impact primarily related to customer acquisition costs. The impact to revenue and customer acquisition costs during the three months ended September 30, 2018 as a result of applying Topic 606 was a decrease of $0.6 million and an increase of $0.0 million, respectively. The impact to revenue and customer acquisition costs during the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was a decrease of $1.2 million and an increase of $0.5 million, respectively.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized $283.8 million and $862.9 million of revenue, respectively, the majority of which was derived from contracts with customers.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company did not incur any impairment losses on any receivables or contract assets arising from the Company’s contracts with customers.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company did not incur any credit losses on any receivables or contract assets, arising from the Company’s contracts with customers.
In accordance with ASC 606, the Company disaggregates revenue from contracts with customers based on the timing of revenue recognition. The Company determined that disaggregating revenue into these categories depicts how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. As discussed in Note 21. Segment Information, the Company business consists of the web presence, domain and email marketing segments. The following table presents disaggregated revenues by category for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018:

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Three Months Ended September 30, 2018
 
Web presence