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10-Q
TIME WARNER INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 10/26/2017
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TIME WARNER INC.

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION – (Continued)

 

Investment Gains, Net

Investment gains, net are included in Other income (loss), net in the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations. The detail of Investment gains, net is shown in the table below (millions):

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,      Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2017     2016      2017     2016  

Sale of interest in Omni Atlanta hotel joint venture

   $                     —      $                     —       $ 99      $                     —   

Gain on CME (a)

     —        —         —        95   

Gain on joint venture in Netherlands (b)

     —        41         —        41   

Fair value adjustments (c)

           18                             150        (44)  

Gain (loss) on other investments

     (5)       (2)               
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Investment gains, net

   $ —      $ 57       $ 255      $ 93   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

Related to financing transactions with Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (“CME”) that were completed in the second quarter of 2016.

(b)

Related to a gain associated with an agreement to dissolve a Home Box Office joint venture in the Netherlands.

(c)

Related to warrants to purchase common stock of CME held by the Company.

Amounts Related to the Separation or Disposition of Former Time Warner Segments

The Company recognized $4 million and $10 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, and $8 million and $17 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively, of losses related to the disposition of former Time Warner segments, primarily reflecting pension and other retirement benefits related to employees and former employees of Time Inc. These amounts have been reflected in Other income (loss), net in the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations.

Items Affecting Comparability Relating to Equity Method Investments

For both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company recognized $1 million of income primarily related to its share of net investment gains recorded by equity method investees. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, the Company recognized $1 million and $11 million of income, respectively, primarily related to net investment gains recorded by equity method investees and, for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, $150 million of losses related to the financing transactions with CME in 2016. These amounts have been reflected in Other income (loss), net in the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations.

Income Tax Impact

The income tax impact reflects the estimated tax provision or tax benefit associated with each item affecting comparability using the effective tax rate for the item. The estimated tax provision or tax benefit can vary based on certain factors, including the taxability or deductibility of the item and the applicable tax jurisdiction for the item. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the income tax impact includes a $69 million benefit primarily reflecting the reversal of a valuation allowance related to the use of capital loss carryforwards to offset the gains on the Turner segment’s sales of its interest in the joint venture that owns the Omni Atlanta hotel and its Atlanta broadcast television station.

Consolidated Results

The following discussion provides an analysis of the Company’s results of operations and should be read in conjunction with the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations.

 

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