Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jul. 31, 2017
Business Combinations [Abstract]  



DCC Labs

On May 5, 2016, we acquired a 100% share of DCC Labs in exchange for an aggregate of $2.7 million in newly issued shares of SeaChange common stock and $5.2 million in cash, net of cash acquired, resulting in a total net purchase price of $7.9 million. The stock consideration was determined by dividing the total value of $2.7 million by the volume weighted average closing price of our common stock for the twenty trading days preceding the closing. DCC Labs is a developer of set-top and multiscreen device software. Of the total consideration, $0.5 million in cash and all the stock (681,278 shares) were initially held in escrow as security for the indemnification obligations of the former DCC Labs owners to SeaChange under the purchase agreement. One-third of the stock in escrow will be released to the former DCC Labs owners annually on the anniversary date of the acquisition beginning on May 5, 2017 and ending May 5, 2019, and one-half of the cash in escrow will be released to the former DCC Labs owners on May 5, 2017 and May 5, 2018. On May 5, 2017, $0.3 million in cash and 227,090 shares of our common stock initially deposited with an Escrow Agent were disbursed to the sellers.

The acquisition of DCC Labs enables us to optimize the operations of our In-Home business, which develops home video gateway software including SeaChange’s Nucleus and NitroX products. In addition, the acquisition brings market-ready products, including an optimized television software stack for Europe’s Digital Video Broadcasting community and an HTML5 framework for building additional user experience client applications across a variety of CPE devices, including Android TV STBs, tablets, mobile and computer devices.

We accounted for the acquisition of DCC Labs as a business combination, which requires us to record the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at fair value. The amount by which the purchase price exceeds the fair value of the net assets acquired was recorded as goodwill. We engaged an independent appraiser to assist management in assessing the fair values of the tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed and the amount of goodwill to be recognized as of the acquisition date. Assets acquired in the acquisition include receivables, prepaid expenses and property and equipment while liabilities assumed include accounts payable, other accrued expenses, deferred taxes and income taxes payable. The amounts recorded for these assets and liabilities are final, based on information obtained about the facts and circumstances that existed as of the acquisition date.

The allocation of purchase price was as follows (amounts in thousands):


Estimated Fair value of consideration:





Cash, net of cash acquired





Stock consideration





Total purchase price





Estimated Fair value of assets acquired and liabilities






Current assets





Other long-term assets





Finite-life intangible assets










Current liabilities





Other long-term liabilities





Allocated purchase price






Acquired Goodwill

We recorded the $7.3 million excess of the purchase price over the fair value of the identified tangible and intangible assets as goodwill, primarily due to expected synergies between the combined companies and expanded market opportunities. The goodwill is not deductible for tax purposes.  

Intangible Assets

In determining the fair value of the intangible assets, the Company considered, among other factors, the intended use of the assets and the estimates of future performance of DCC Labs, based on analyses of historical financial performance.  The fair values of identified intangible assets were calculated using an income-based approach based on estimates and assumptions provided by DCC Labs’ and the Company’s management.  

The following table sets forth the components of the identified intangible assets associated with the DCC Labs acquisition and their estimated useful lives:




Useful life


Fair Value






(Amounts in thousands)




4 years





Customer contracts


2 years





Non-compete agreements


2 years





Existing technology


3 years













Impact to Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

DCC Labs’ financial results have only been included in our fiscal 2017 consolidated financial results for the period from the May 5, 2016 acquisition date through January 31, 2017. As a result, our consolidated financial results for the six months ended July 31, 2016 does not include DCC Labs’ results for the period from February 1, 2016 to May 4, 2016. For that period, DCC Labs’ revenue was not significant and its operating loss was approximately $1.2 million.

Acquisition-related Costs

In connection with the acquisition, we incurred approximately $0.2 million in acquisition-related costs, including legal, accounting and other professional services for fiscal 2017. The acquisition costs were expensed as incurred and included in professional fees – other, in our consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss for the period ended January 31, 2017.