PLANET FITNESS, INC., 10-Q filed on 8/9/2018
Quarterly Report
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Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Aug. 01, 2018
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Trading Symbol PLNT  
Entity Registrant Name PLANET FITNESS, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001637207  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Class A Common Stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   88,168,785
Class B Common Stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   10,235,804
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Condensed consolidated balance sheets (Unaudited) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Jun. 30, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 147,784 $ 113,080
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for bad debts of $20 and $32 at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively 14,932 37,272
Due from related parties 0 3,020
Inventory 3,193 2,692
Restricted assets – national advertising fund 73 499
Deferred expenses – national advertising fund 1,648 0
Prepaid expenses 3,796 3,929
Other receivables 23,343 9,562
Other current assets 5,916 6,947
Total current assets 200,685 177,001
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $44,676, as of June 30, 2018 and $36,228 as of December 31, 2017 87,570 83,327
Intangible assets, net 237,092 235,657
Goodwill 191,038 176,981
Deferred income taxes 406,699 407,782
Other assets, net 1,637 11,717
Total assets 1,124,721 1,092,465
Current liabilities:    
Current maturities of long-term debt 7,185 7,185
Accounts payable 16,268 28,648
Accrued expenses 14,715 18,590
Equipment deposits 9,001 6,498
Restricted liabilities – national advertising fund 73 490
Deferred revenue, current 23,186 19,083
Payable to related parties pursuant to tax benefit arrangements, current 25,578 31,062
Other current liabilities 436 474
Total current liabilities 96,442 112,030
Long-term debt, net of current maturities 693,957 696,576
Deferred rent, net of current portion 7,700 6,127
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 23,255 8,440
Deferred tax liabilities 1,389 1,629
Payable to related parties pursuant to tax benefit arrangements, net of current portion 391,876 400,298
Other liabilities 1,350 4,302
Total noncurrent liabilities 1,119,527 1,117,372
Commitments and contingencies (Note 12)
Stockholders' equity (deficit):    
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (385) (648)
Additional paid in capital 14,744 12,118
Accumulated deficit (94,348) (130,966)
Total stockholders' deficit attributable to Planet Fitness Inc. (79,979) (119,486)
Non-controlling interests (11,269) (17,451)
Total stockholders' deficit (91,248) (136,937)
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit 1,124,721 1,092,465
Class A Common Stock    
Stockholders' equity (deficit):    
Common stock, value 9 9
Class B Common Stock    
Stockholders' equity (deficit):    
Common stock, value $ 1 $ 1
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Condensed consolidated balance sheets (Unaudited) (Parenthetical) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Jun. 30, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Accounts receivable, allowance for bad debts $ 20 $ 32
Accumulated depreciation $ 44,676 $ 36,228
Class A Common Stock    
Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) $ 0.0001 $ 0.0001
Common stock, shares authorized 300,000,000 300,000,000
Common stock, shares issued 87,932,000 87,188,000
Common stock, shares outstanding 87,932,000 87,188,000
Class B Common Stock    
Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) $ 0.0001 $ 0.0001
Common stock, shares authorized 100,000,000 100,000,000
Common stock, shares issued 10,471,000 11,193,000
Common stock, shares outstanding 10,471,000 11,193,000
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Condensed consolidated statements of operations (Unaudited) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Jun. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2018
Jun. 30, 2017
Revenue:        
Franchise $ 45,417 $ 32,791 $ 87,579 $ 63,072
Commission income 1,575 5,003 3,563 11,519
National advertising fund revenue 11,158 0 21,620 0
Corporate-owned stores 34,252 28,285 66,959 55,326
Equipment 48,148 41,237 82,161 68,501
Total revenue 140,550 107,316 261,882 198,418
Operating costs and expenses:        
Cost of revenue 36,744 31,452 63,244 52,576
Store operations 18,047 14,604 36,403 29,788
Selling, general and administrative 17,210 14,768 34,831 28,588
National advertising fund expense 11,158 0 21,620 0
Depreciation and amortization 8,619 7,894 17,084 15,845
Other loss (gain) (39) 348 971 316
Total operating costs and expenses 91,739 69,066 174,153 127,113
Income from operations 48,811 38,250 87,729 71,305
Other expense, net:        
Interest expense, net (8,628) (9,028) (17,361) (17,791)
Other expense (502) (933) (310) (251)
Total other expense, net (9,130) (9,961) (17,671) (18,042)
Income before income taxes 39,681 28,289 70,058 53,263
Provision for income taxes 9,263 10,285 16,146 17,393
Net income 30,418 18,004 53,912 35,870
Less net income attributable to non-controlling interests 4,544 5,592 8,157 14,616
Net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. $ 25,874 $ 12,412 $ 45,755 $ 21,254
Class A Common Stock        
Net income per share of Class A common stock:        
Basic (in dollars per share) $ 0.30 $ 0.16 $ 0.52 $ 0.30
Diluted (in dollars per share) $ 0.29 $ 0.16 $ 0.52 $ 0.30
Weighted-average shares of Class A common stock outstanding:        
Basic (in shares) 87,693,377 79,153,778 87,564,596 71,678,755
Diluted (in shares) 88,105,331 79,193,050 87,931,469 71,712,769
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Condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss) (Unaudited) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Jun. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2018
Jun. 30, 2017
Statement of Comprehensive Income [Abstract]        
Net income including non-controlling interests $ 30,418 $ 18,004 $ 53,912 $ 35,870
Other comprehensive income (loss), net:        
Unrealized gain on interest rate caps, net of tax 17 179 383 356
Foreign currency translation adjustments (34) 13 (63) 5
Total other comprehensive (loss) income, net (17) 192 320 361
Total comprehensive income including non-controlling interests 30,401 18,196 54,232 36,231
Less: total comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interests 4,543 5,639 8,214 14,753
Total comprehensive income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. $ 25,858 $ 12,557 $ 46,018 $ 21,478
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Condensed consolidated statements of cash flows (Unaudited) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Jun. 30, 2017
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income $ 53,912 $ 35,870
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 17,084 15,845
Amortization of deferred financing costs 973 942
Amortization of favorable leases and asset retirement obligations 186 184
Amortization of interest rate caps 446 954
Deferred tax expense 13,300 14,589
Loss on extinguishment of debt 0 79
Third party debt refinancing expense 0 1,021
Gain on re-measurement of tax benefit arrangement (354) (541)
Provision for bad debts (8) 28
Loss on reacquired franchise rights 350 0
Loss (gain) on disposal of property and equipment 547 (323)
Equity-based compensation 2,687 1,012
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions:    
Accounts receivable 22,281 11,542
Due to and due from related parties 3,375 (289)
Inventory (501) 355
Other assets and other current assets (3,109) (3,239)
National advertising fund (1,634) 0
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (16,884) (14,144)
Other liabilities and other current liabilities (2,908) (33)
Income taxes 131 (406)
Payable to related parties pursuant to tax benefit arrangements (21,706) (7,909)
Equipment deposits 2,503 5,390
Deferred revenue 6,229 1,826
Deferred rent 1,594 245
Net cash provided by operating activities 78,494 62,998
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Additions to property and equipment (8,136) (14,127)
Acquisition of franchises (28,503) 0
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 134 0
Net cash used in investing activities (36,505) (14,127)
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Principal payments on capital lease obligations (23) 0
Repayment of long-term debt (3,592) (3,592)
Payment of deferred financing and other debt-related costs 0 (1,278)
Premiums paid for interest rate caps 0 (366)
Exercise of stock options 400 26
Dividend equivalent payments (138) (139)
Distributions to Continuing LLC Members (3,503) (5,592)
Net cash used in financing activities (6,856) (10,941)
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (429) 198
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 34,704 38,128
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 113,080 40,393
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 147,784 78,521
Supplemental cash flow information:    
Net cash paid for income taxes 2,929 2,914
Cash paid for interest 16,795 15,890
Non-cash investing activities:    
Non-cash additions to property and equipment $ 2,072 $ 988
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Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity (deficit) (Unaudited) - 6 months ended Jun. 30, 2018 - USD ($)
shares in Thousands, $ in Thousands
Total
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income
Additional paid- in capital
Accumulated deficit
Non-controlling interests
Class A Common Stock
Class A Common Stock
Common stock
Class B Common Stock
Class B Common Stock
Common stock
Beginning balance (in shares) at Dec. 31, 2017           87,188 87,188 11,193 11,193
Beginning balance at Dec. 31, 2017 $ (136,937) $ (648) $ 12,118 $ (130,966) $ (17,451)   $ 9   $ 1
Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward]                  
Net income 53,912     45,755 8,157        
Equity-based compensation expense 2,687   2,690 (3)          
Exchanges of Class B common stock, shares issued             713   (713)
Exchanges of Class B common stock 0   (1,471)   1,471        
Retirement of Class B common stock (in shares)                 (9)
Retirement of Class B common stock 0                
Exercise of stock options and vesting of restricted share units (in shares)             31    
Exercise of stock options and vesting of restricted share units 400   400            
Tax benefit arrangement liability and deferred taxes arising from exchanges of Class B common stock 1,007   1,007            
Forfeiture of dividend equivalents 58     58          
Distributions paid to members of Pla-Fit Holdings (3,503)       (3,503)        
Cumulative effect adjustment (Note 15) (9,192)     (9,192)          
Other comprehensive income 320 263     57        
Ending balance (in shares) at Jun. 30, 2018           87,932 87,932 10,471 10,471
Ending balance at Jun. 30, 2018 $ (91,248) $ (385) $ 14,744 $ (94,348) $ (11,269)   $ 9   $ 1
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Business Organization
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Business Organization
Business Organization
Planet Fitness, Inc. (the “Company”), through its subsidiaries, is a franchisor and operator of fitness centers, with more than 12.1 million members and 1,608 owned and franchised locations (referred to as stores) in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico as of June 30, 2018.
The Company serves as the reporting entity for its various subsidiaries that operate three distinct lines of business:
Licensing and selling franchises under the Planet Fitness trade name.
Owning and operating fitness centers under the Planet Fitness trade name.
Selling fitness-related equipment to franchisee-owned stores.
The Company was formed as a Delaware corporation on March 16, 2015 for the purpose of facilitating an initial public offering (the “IPO”) which was completed on August 11, 2015 and related transactions in order to carry on the business of Pla-Fit Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (“Pla-Fit Holdings”). As of August 5, 2015, in connection with the recapitalization transactions that occurred prior to the IPO, the Company became the sole managing member and holder of 100% of the voting power of Pla-Fit Holdings. Pla-Fit Holdings owns 100% of Planet Intermediate, LLC which has no operations but is the 100% owner of Planet Fitness Holdings, LLC, a franchisor and operator of fitness centers. With respect to the Company, Pla-Fit Holdings and Planet Intermediate, LLC, each entity owns nothing other than the respective entity below it in the corporate structure and each entity has no other material operations.
Subsequent to the IPO and the related recapitalization transactions, the Company is a holding company whose principal asset is a controlling equity interest in Pla-Fit Holdings. As the sole managing member of Pla-Fit Holdings, the Company operates and controls all of the business and affairs of Pla-Fit Holdings, and through Pla-Fit Holdings, conducts its business. As a result, the Company consolidates Pla-Fit Holdings’ financial results and reports a non-controlling interest related to the portion of limited liability company units of Pla-Fit Holdings (“Holdings Units”) not owned by the Company. Unless otherwise specified, “the Company” refers to both Planet Fitness, Inc. and Pla-Fit Holdings throughout the remainder of these notes.
As of June 30, 2018, Planet Fitness, Inc. held 100.0% of the voting interest and 89.4% of the economic interest of Pla-Fit Holdings and the holders of Holdings Units of Pla-Fit Holdings (the “Continuing LLC Owners”) held the remaining 10.6% economic interest in Pla-Fit Holdings.
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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
(a) Basis of presentation and consolidation
The accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) for interim financial information and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Accordingly, these interim financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations, financial position and cash flows for the periods presented have been reflected. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
The condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 are unaudited. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2017 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the disclosures required by U.S. GAAP. These interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 (the “Annual Report”) filed with the SEC on March 1, 2018. Operating results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year.
As discussed in Note 1, as a result of the recapitalization transactions, Planet Fitness, Inc. consolidates Pla-Fit Holdings. The Company also consolidates entities in which it has a controlling financial interest, the usual condition of which is ownership of a majority voting interest. The Company also considers for consolidation certain interests where the controlling financial interest may be achieved through arrangements that do not involve voting interests. Such an entity, known as a variable interest entity (“VIE”), is required to be consolidated by its primary beneficiary. The primary beneficiary of a VIE is considered to possess the power to direct the activities of the VIE that most significantly impact its economic performance and has the obligation to absorb losses or the rights to receive benefits from the VIE that are significant to it. The principal entities in which the Company possesses a variable interest include franchise entities and certain other entities. The Company is not deemed to be the primary beneficiary for Planet Fitness franchise entities. Therefore, these entities are not consolidated.
The results of the Company have been consolidated with Matthew Michael Realty LLC (“MMR”) and PF Melville LLC (“PF Melville”) based on the determination that the Company is the primary beneficiary with respect to these VIEs. These entities are real estate holding companies that derive a majority of their financial support from the Company through lease agreements for corporate stores. See Note 3 for further information related to the Company’s VIEs.
(b) Use of estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. Although these estimates are based on management’s knowledge of current events and actions it may undertake in the future, they may ultimately differ from actual results. Significant areas where estimates and judgments are relied upon by management in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements include revenue recognition, valuation of assets and liabilities in connection with acquisitions, valuation of equity-based compensation awards, the evaluation of the recoverability of goodwill and long-lived assets, including intangible assets, income taxes, including deferred tax assets and liabilities and reserves for unrecognized tax benefits, and the liability for the Company’s tax benefit arrangements.
(c) Fair Value
ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, establishes a three-level valuation hierarchy for disclosure of fair value measurements. The valuation hierarchy is based upon the transparency of inputs to the valuation of an asset or liability as of the measurement date. Categorization within the valuation hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The three levels are defined as follows:
Level 1—Inputs to the valuation methodology are quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
Level 2—Inputs to the valuation methodology include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, and inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument.
Level 3—Inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable and significant to the fair value measurement.
The table below presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017:
 
 
 
Total fair value at June 30,
2018
 
Quoted prices
in active markets (Level 1)
 
Significant other
observable inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
unobservable inputs
(Level 3)
Interest rate caps
 
$
404

 
$

 
$
404

 
$

 
 
Total fair value at December 31,
2017
 
Quoted prices
in active markets (Level 1)
 
Significant other
observable inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
unobservable inputs
(Level 3)
Interest rate caps
 
$
340

 
$

 
$
340

 
$


 
(d) Recent accounting pronouncements
The FASB issued ASU No. 2014-9, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, in September 2014. This guidance requires that an entity recognize revenue to depict the transfer of a promised good or service to its customers in an amount that reflects consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for such transfer. This guidance also specifies accounting for certain costs incurred by an entity to obtain or fulfill a contract with a customer and provides for enhancements to revenue specific disclosures intended to allow users of the financial statements to clearly understand the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from an entity’s contracts with its customers. The Company has adopted the guidance as of January 1, 2018 on a modified retrospective basis. See Note 15 for details about the effect of adoption.
The FASB issued ASU No. 2016-2, Leases, in February 2016. This guidance is intended to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by recognizing lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and disclosing key information about leasing arrangements. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years for public companies. Early application of the amendments in this update is permitted for all entities. The Company anticipates that adoption of this guidance will bring all current operating leases onto the statement of financial position as a right of use asset and related rent liability, and is currently evaluating the effect that implementation of this guidance will have on its consolidated statement of operations.
The FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, in August 2016. This guidance is intended to reduce diversity in practice of the classification of certain cash receipts and cash payments. This guidance will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that year. The Company has adopted the guidance as of January 1, 2018 on a prospective basis, noting no material impact on its consolidated financial statements.
The FASB issued ASU No. 2017-4, Intangibles–Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, in January 2017. This guidance eliminates the requirement to calculate the implied fair value, essentially eliminating step two from the goodwill impairment test. The new standard requires goodwill impairment to be based upon the results of step one of the impairment test, which is defined as the excess of the carrying value of a reporting unit over its fair value. The impairment charge will be limited to the amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. This guidance will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within that year. This new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
The FASB issued ASU No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities, in August 2017. The guidance simplifies the application of hedge accounting in certain situations and amends the hedge accounting model to enable entities to better portray the economics of their risk management activities in the financial statements. This guidance will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within that year. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this guidance on its consolidated financial statements.
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Variable Interest Entities
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Variable Interest Entity, Consolidated, Carrying Amount, Assets and Liabilities, Net [Abstract]  
Variable Interest Entities
Variable Interest Entities
The carrying values of VIEs included in the consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 are as follows: 
 
 
June 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
 
 
Assets
 
Liabilities
 
Assets
 
Liabilities
PF Melville
 
$
4,603

 
$

 
$
4,420

 
$

MMR
 
3,461

 

 
3,360

 

Total
 
$
8,064

 
$

 
$
7,780

 
$


 
The Company also has variable interests in certain franchisees mainly through the guarantee of certain debt and lease agreements by the Company and by certain related parties to franchisees. The Company’s maximum obligation, as a result of its guarantees of leases and debt, is approximately $858 and $979 as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
The amount of the Company’s maximum obligation represents a loss that the Company could incur from the variability in credit exposure without consideration of possible recoveries through insurance or other means. In addition, the amount bears no relation to the ultimate settlement anticipated to be incurred from the Company’s involvement with these entities, which is estimated at $0.
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Acquisition
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Acquisition
Acquisition
On January 1, 2018, the Company purchased from one of its franchisees certain assets associated with six franchisee-owned stores in New York for a cash payment of $28,503. As a result of the transaction, the Company incurred a loss on unfavorable reacquired franchise rights of $350, which has been reflected in other operating costs in the statement of operations. The loss incurred reduced the net purchase price to $28,153. The Company financed the purchase through cash on hand. The acquired stores are included in the Corporate-owned stores segment.

The purchase consideration was allocated as follows:

 
Amount
Fixed assets
$
4,672

Reacquired franchise rights
7,640

Customer relationships
1,150

Favorable leases, net
520

Reacquired area development rights
150

Other assets
275

Goodwill
14,056

Liabilities assumed, including deferred revenues
(310
)
 
$
28,153



The goodwill created through the purchase is attributable to the assumed future value of the cash flows from the stores acquired. The goodwill is deductible for tax purposes over 15 years.
The acquisition was not material to the results of operations, financial position or cash flows of the Company.
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Goodwill and Intangible Assets
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]  
Goodwill and Intangible assets
Goodwill and Intangible Assets
A summary of goodwill and intangible assets at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 is as follows: 
June 30, 2018
 
Weighted
average
amortization
period (years)
 
Gross
carrying
amount
 
Accumulated
amortization
 
Net carrying
Amount
Customer relationships
 
11.1
 
$
172,932

 
(92,965
)
 
$
79,967

Noncompete agreements
 
5.0
 
14,500

 
(14,500
)
 

Favorable leases
 
7.7
 
3,455

 
(2,156
)
 
1,299

Order backlog
 
0.4
 
3,400

 
(3,400
)
 

Reacquired franchise rights
 
6.8
 
16,590

 
(7,199
)
 
9,391

Reacquired ADA rights
 
5.0
 
150

 
(15
)
 
135

 
 
 
 
211,027

 
(120,235
)
 
90,792

Indefinite-lived intangible:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade and brand names
 
N/A
 
146,300

 

 
146,300

Total intangible assets
 
 
 
$
357,327

 
$
(120,235
)
 
$
237,092

Goodwill
 
 
 
$
191,038

 
$

 
$
191,038

 
 
December 31, 2017
 
Weighted
average
amortization
period (years)
 
Gross
carrying
amount
 
Accumulated
amortization
 
Net carrying
Amount
Customer relationships
 
11.1
 
$
171,782

 
$
(86,501
)
 
$
85,281

Noncompete agreements
 
5.0
 
14,500

 
(14,500
)
 

Favorable leases
 
7.5
 
2,935

 
(1,972
)
 
963

Order backlog
 
0.4
 
3,400

 
(3,400
)
 

Reacquired franchise rights
 
5.8
 
8,950

 
(5,837
)
 
3,113

 
 
 
 
201,567

 
(112,210
)
 
89,357

Indefinite-lived intangible:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade and brand names
 
N/A
 
146,300

 

 
146,300

Total intangible assets
 
 
 
$
347,867

 
$
(112,210
)
 
$
235,657

Goodwill
 
 
 
$
176,981

 
$

 
$
176,981


 
The Company determined that no impairment charges were required during any periods presented and the increase to goodwill was due to the acquisition of six franchisee-owned stores on January 1, 2018 (Note 4).
 
Amortization expense related to the intangible assets totaled $4,012 and $4,710 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $8,025 and $9,425 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017. Included within these total amortization expense amounts are $92 and $88 related to amortization of favorable leases for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $183 and $181 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Amortization of favorable leases is recorded within store operations as a component of rent expense in the consolidated statements of operations. The anticipated annual amortization expense to be recognized in future years as of June 30, 2018 is as follows:
 
Amount
Remainder of 2018
$
8,016

2019
15,536

2020
13,676

2021
13,701

2022
13,789

Thereafter
26,074

Total
$
90,792

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Long-Term Debt
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Long-Term Debt
Long-Term Debt
Long-term debt as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 consists of the following: 
 
 
June 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Term loan B requires quarterly installments plus interest through the term of the loan, maturing March 31, 2021. Outstanding borrowings bear interest at LIBOR or base rate (as defined) plus a margin at the election of the borrower (all-in weighted-average rate of 4.89% at June 30, 2018 and 4.59% at December 31, 2017)
 
$
705,877

 
$
709,470

Revolving credit line, requires interest only payments through the term of the loan, maturing March 31, 2019. Outstanding borrowings bear interest at LIBOR or base rate (as defined) plus a margin at the election of the borrower (all-in rate of 6.75% at June 30, 2018 and 6.25% at December 31, 2017)
 

 

Total debt, excluding deferred financing costs
 
$
705,877

 
709,470

Deferred financing costs, net of accumulated amortization
 
(4,735
)
 
(5,709
)
Total debt
 
701,142

 
703,761

Current portion of long-term debt and line of credit
 
7,185

 
7,185

Long-term debt, net of current portion
 
$
693,957

 
$
696,576


 
Term loan B payments are payable in quarterly installments with the final scheduled principal payment on the outstanding term loan borrowings due on March 31, 2021.
Future annual principal payments of long-term debt as of June 30, 2018 are as follows: 
 
Amount
Remainder of 2018
$
3,593

2019
7,185

2020
7,185

2021
687,914

2022

Total
$
705,877



On August 1, 2018, the Company completed a refinancing of the above senior secured credit facilities. See Note 16.
v3.10.0.1
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]  
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
The Company utilizes interest-rate-related derivative instruments to manage its exposure related to changes in interest rates on its variable-rate debt instruments. The Company does not enter into derivative instruments for any purpose other than cash flow hedging. The Company does not speculate using derivative instruments.
By using derivative financial instruments to hedge exposures to changes in interest rates, the Company exposes itself to credit risk and market risk. Credit risk is the failure of the counterparty to perform under the terms of the derivative contract. When the fair value of a derivative contract is an asset, the counterparty owes the Company, which creates credit risk for the Company. When the fair value of a derivative contract is a liability, the Company owes the counterparty and, therefore, the Company is not exposed to the counterparty’s credit risk in those circumstances. The Company minimizes counterparty credit risk in derivative instruments by entering into transactions with high-quality counterparties whose credit rating is higher than A1/A+ at the inception of the derivative transaction. The derivative instruments entered into by the Company do not contain credit-risk-related contingent features.
Market risk is the adverse effect on the value of a derivative instrument that results from a change in interest rates. The market risk associated with interest-rate contracts is managed by establishing and monitoring parameters that limit the types and degree of market risk that may be undertaken.
The Company assesses interest rate risk by continually identifying and monitoring changes in interest rate exposures that may adversely impact expected future cash flows and by evaluating hedging opportunities. The Company monitors interest rate risk attributable to both the Company’s outstanding or forecasted debt obligations, as well as the Company’s offsetting hedge positions.
In order to manage the market risk arising from the outstanding term loans, the Company has entered into a series of interest rate caps. As of June 30, 2018, the Company had interest rate cap agreements with notional amounts of $134,000 outstanding that were entered into in order to hedge three month LIBOR greater than 1.5% through September 30, 2018, and interest rate cap agreements with notional amounts of $219,837 that were entered into in order to hedge one month LIBOR greater than 2.5% through March 31, 2019.
The interest rate cap balances of $404 and $340 were recorded within other assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. These amounts have been measured at fair value and are considered to be a Level 2 fair value measurement. The Company recorded an increase to the value of its interest rate caps of $17, net of tax of $5 and $180, net of tax of $89, within other comprehensive income (loss) during the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and an increase to the value of its interest rate caps of $383, net of tax of $130, and $356, net of tax of $145, within other comprehensive income (loss) during the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 respectively.
As of June 30, 2018, the Company expects to reclassify all amounts related to interest rate caps included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into earnings during the next 12 months.
v3.10.0.1
Related Party Transactions
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions
Related Party Transactions
 
Amounts due from related parties of $0 and $3,020 as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017. The balance at December 31, 2017 primarily related to potential reimbursements for certain taxes accrued or paid by the Company (see Note 11).
 
Activity with entities considered to be related parties is summarized below: 
 
 
For the three months ended
June 30,
 
For the six months ended
June 30,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Franchise revenue
 
$
813

 
$
382

 
$
1,557

 
$
830

Equipment revenue
 
323

 
554

 
323

 
573

Total revenue from related parties
 
$
1,136

 
$
936

 
1,880

 
$
1,403


 
Additionally, the Company had deferred area development agreement revenue from related parties of $824 and $389 as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.
The Company entered into a consulting agreement that continues through December 31, 2018 with a shareholder and former executive officer of the Company.
The Company had payables to related parties pursuant to tax benefit arrangements of $50,890 and $44,794, as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively (see Note 11).
The Company provides administrative services to Planet Fitness NAF, LLC (“NAF”) and charges NAF a fee for providing these services. The services provided include accounting services, information technology, data processing, product development, legal and administrative support, and other operating expenses, which amounted to $556 and $428 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $1,196 and $1,001 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
v3.10.0.1
Stockholder's Equity
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Equity [Abstract]  
Stockholder's Equity
Stockholder’s Equity
Pursuant to the exchange agreement between the Company and the Continuing LLC Owners, the Continuing LLC Owners (or certain permitted transferees thereof) have the right, from time to time and subject to the terms of the exchange agreement, to exchange their Holdings Units, along with a corresponding number of shares of Class B common stock, for shares of Class A common stock (or cash at the option of the Company) on a one-for-one basis, subject to customary conversion rate adjustments for stock splits, stock dividends, reclassifications and similar transactions. In connection with any exchange of Holdings Units for shares of Class A common stock by a Continuing LLC Owner, the number of Holdings Units held by the Company is correspondingly increased as it acquires the exchanged Holdings Units, and a corresponding number of shares of Class B common stock are canceled.
During the six months ended June 30, 2018, certain existing holders of Holdings Units exercised their exchange rights and exchanged 713,000 Holdings Units for 713,000 newly-issued shares of Class A common stock. Simultaneously, and in connection with these exchanges, 713,000 shares of Class B common stock were surrendered by the holders of Holdings Units that exercised their exchange rights and canceled. Additionally, in connection with these exchanges, Planet Fitness, Inc. received 713,000 Holdings Units, increasing its total ownership interest in Pla-Fit Holdings.
As a result of these transactions, as of June 30, 2018:
Holders of our Class A common stock owned 87,932,160 shares of our Class A common stock, representing 89.4% of the voting power in the Company and, through the Company, 87,932,160 Holdings Units representing 89.4% of the economic interest in Pla-Fit Holdings; and
the Continuing LLC Owners collectively owned 10,470,750 Holdings Units, representing 10.6% of the economic interest in Pla-Fit Holdings and 10,470,750 shares of our Class B common stock, representing 10.6% of the voting power in the Company.
v3.10.0.1
Earnings Per Share
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Earnings Per Share [Abstract]  
Earnings Per Share
Earnings Per Share
Basic earnings per share of Class A common stock is computed by dividing net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. by the weighted-average number of shares of Class A common stock outstanding during the same period. Diluted earnings per share of Class A common stock is computed by dividing net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. by the weighted-average number of shares of Class A common stock outstanding adjusted to give effect to potentially dilutive securities.
Shares of the Company’s Class B common stock do not share in the earnings or losses attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc. and are therefore not participating securities. As such, separate presentation of basic and diluted earnings per share of Class B common stock under the two-class method has not been presented. Shares of the Company’s Class B common stock are, however, considered potentially dilutive shares of Class A common stock because shares of Class B common stock, together with the related Holdings Units, are exchangeable into shares of Class A common stock on a one-for-one basis.
The following table sets forth reconciliations used to compute basic and diluted earnings per share of Class A common stock:  
 
 
Three months ended
June 30,
 
Six months ended
June 30,
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
Numerator
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
30,418

 
$
18,004

 
$
53,912

 
$
35,870

 
Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests
 
4,544

 
5,592

 
8,157

 
14,616

 
Net income attributable to Planet Fitness, Inc.
 
$
25,874

 
$
12,412

 
$
45,755

 
$
21,254

 
Denominator
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares of Class A common stock outstanding - basic
 
87,693,377

 
79,153,778

 
87,564,596

 
71,678,755

 
Effect of dilutive securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options
 
389,994

 
33,564

 
351,987

 
28,893

 
Restricted stock units
 
21,960

 
5,708

 
14,886

 
5,121

 
Weighted-average shares of Class A common stock outstanding - diluted
 
88,105,331

 
79,193,050

 
87,931,469

 
71,712,769

 
Earnings per share of Class A common stock - basic
 
$
0.30

 
$
0.16

 
$
0.52

 
$
0.30

 
Earnings per share of Class A common stock - diluted
 
$
0.29

 
$
0.16

 
$
0.52

 
$
0.30

 

Weighted average shares of Class B common stock of 10,704,794 and 19,197,461 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and 10,828,471 and 26,745,818 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, were evaluated under the if-converted method for potential dilutive effects and were not determined to be dilutive. Weighted average stock options outstanding of 164,341 and 491,856 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively and 82,165 and 302,457 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, were evaluated under the treasury stock method for potential dilutive effects and were determined to be anti-dilutive. Weighted average RSUs outstanding of 1,153 and 0 respectively, and 579 and 0 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, were evaluated under the treasury stock method for potential dilutive effects and were determined to be anti-dilutive.
v3.10.0.1
Income Taxes
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes
Income Taxes
The Company is the sole managing member of Pla-Fit Holdings, which is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal and certain state and local income taxes. As a partnership, Pla-Fit Holdings is not subject to U.S. federal and certain state and local income taxes. Any taxable income or loss generated by Pla-Fit Holdings is passed through to and included in the taxable income or loss of its members, including the Company, on a pro-rata basis.
Planet Fitness, Inc. is subject to U.S. federal income taxes, in addition to state and local income taxes with respect to our allocable share of any taxable income of Pla-Fit Holdings. The Company’s effective tax rate was 23.3% and 36.4% for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively and 23.0% and 32.7% for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The reduction in the effective tax rate was primarily attributable to the lower U.S. statutory tax rate in 2018, partially offset by the Company’s increased pro rata share of income from Pla-Fit Holdings. The impact of discrete items was not material. The Company was also subject to taxes in foreign jurisdictions. Undistributed earnings of foreign operations were not material for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017.
Net deferred tax assets of $405,310 and $406,153 as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively, relate primarily to the tax effects of temporary differences in the book basis as compared to the tax basis of our investment in Pla-Fit Holdings as a result of the secondary offerings, other exchanges, recapitalization transactions and IPO. As of June 30, 2018, the Company does not have any material net operating loss carryforwards.
As of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the total liability related to uncertain tax positions was $300 and $2,608, respectively. During the three months ended June 30, 2018, the Company settled an examination for $2,625 which was fully indemnified. At the date of settlement the Company had recorded on its balance sheet an uncertain tax position reserve and related indemnification asset of $2,967 reflecting principal and interest and therefore released $342 as an offset to provision for income taxes and also released an indemnification asset of $342 through other expense. The Company recognizes interest accrued and penalties, if applicable, related to unrecognized tax benefits in income tax expense. Interest and penalties for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 were not material.
On December 22, 2017, Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 ("SAB 118") was issued to address the application of U.S. GAAP in situations when a registrant does not have the necessary information available, prepared, or analyzed (including computations) in reasonable detail to complete the accounting for certain income tax effects of H.R. 1, originally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("2017 Tax Act"). As of December 31, 2017, the Company made reasonable provisional estimates of the effects of the Tax Act on our consolidated financial statements and tax disclosures, including changes to existing deferred tax balances, the mandatory repatriation tax and remeasurement of our tax benefit arrangements. At June 30, 2018, the Company has not obtained the additional information needed to complete the accounting for the effects of the 2017 Tax Act.
 Tax benefit arrangements
The Company’s acquisition of Holdings Units in connection with the IPO and future and certain past exchanges of Holdings Units for shares of the Company’s Class A common stock (or cash at the option of the Company) are expected to produce and have produced favorable tax attributes. In connection with the IPO, the Company entered into two tax receivable agreements. Under the first of those agreements, the Company generally is required to pay to certain existing and previous equity owners of Pla-Fit Holdings (the “TRA Holders”) 85% of the applicable tax savings, if any, in U.S. federal and state income tax that the Company is deemed to realize as a result of certain tax attributes of their Holdings Units sold to the Company (or exchanged in a taxable sale) and that are created as a result of (i) the sales of their Holdings Units for shares of Class A common stock and (ii) tax benefits attributable to payments made under the tax receivable agreement (including imputed interest). Under the second tax receivable agreement, the Company generally is required to pay to TSG AIV II-A L.P and TSG PF Co-Investors A L.P. (the "Direct TSG Investors") 85% of the amount of tax savings, if any, that the Company is deemed to realize as a result of the tax attributes of the Holdings Units held in respect of the Direct TSG Investors’ interest in the Company, which resulted from the Direct TSG Investors’ purchase of interests in Pla-Fit Holdings in 2012, and certain other tax benefits. Under both agreements, the Company generally retains the benefit of the remaining 15% of the applicable tax savings.
During the six months ended June 30, 2018, 713,000 Holdings Units were redeemed by the TRA Holders for newly issued shares of Class A common stock, resulting in an increase in the tax basis of the net assets of Pla-Fit Holdings subject to the provisions of the tax receivable agreements. As a result of the change in Planet Fitness, Inc.’s ownership percentage of Pla-Fit Holdings that occurred in conjunction with the exchanges, we recorded a decrease to our net deferred tax assets of $426 during the six months ended June 30, 2018. As a result of these exchanges, during the six months ended June 30, 2018, we also recognized deferred tax assets in the amount of $9,587, and corresponding tax benefit arrangement liabilities of $8,154, representing 85% of the tax benefits due to the TRA Holders. The offset to the entries recorded in connection with exchanges was to equity.
As of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Company had a liability of $417,454 and $431,360, respectively, related to its projected obligations under the tax benefit arrangements. Projected future payments under the tax benefit arrangements are as follows:
 
Amount
Remainder of 2018
$
8,764

2019
24,004

2020
23,983

2021
24,407

2022
24,897

Thereafter
311,399

Total
$
417,454

v3.10.0.1
Commitments and contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and contingencies
Commitments and contingencies
From time to time, and in the ordinary course of business, the Company is subject to various claims, charges, and litigation, such as employment-related claims and slip and fall cases. The Company is not currently aware of any legal proceedings or claims that the Company believes will have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position or result of operations.
v3.10.0.1
Segments
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Segment Reporting [Abstract]  
Segments
Segments

The Company has three reportable segments: (i) Franchise; (ii) Corporate-owned stores; and (iii) Equipment.  

The Company’s operations are organized and managed by type of products and services and segment information is reported accordingly. The Company’s chief operating decision maker (the “CODM”) is its Chief Executive Officer. The CODM reviews financial performance and allocates resources by reportable segment. There have been no operating segments aggregated to arrive at the Company’s reportable segments.

The Franchise segment includes operations related to the Company’s franchising business in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico, including revenues and expenses from the national advertising fund beginning on January 1, 2018 (see Note 15). The Corporate-owned stores segment includes operations with respect to all Corporate-owned stores throughout the United States and Canada. The Equipment segment includes the sale of equipment to franchisee-owned stores.

The accounting policies of the reportable segments are the same as those described in Note 2. The Company evaluates the performance of its segments and allocates resources to them based on revenue and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization, referred to as Segment EBITDA. Revenues for all operating segments include only transactions with unaffiliated customers and include no intersegment revenues.

The tables below summarize the financial information for the Company’s reportable segments for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017. The “Corporate and other” category, as it relates to Segment EBITDA, primarily includes corporate overhead costs, such as payroll and related benefit costs and professional services which are not directly attributable to any individual segment.
 
 
 
Three months ended
June 30,
 
Six months ended
June 30,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Revenue
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Franchise segment revenue - U.S.
 
$
57,252

 
$
37,017

 
$
110,697

 
$
73,445

Franchise segment revenue - International
 
898

 
777

 
2,065

 
1,146

Franchise segment total
 
58,150

 
37,794

 
112,762

 
74,591

Corporate-owned stores - U.S.
 
33,125

 
27,210

 
64,697

 
53,183

Corporate-owned stores - International
 
1,127

 
1,075

 
2,262

 
2,143

Corporate-owned stores total
 
34,252

 
28,285

 
66,959

 
55,326

Equipment segment - U.S.
 
48,148

 
41,237

 
82,161

 
68,501

Equipment segment total
 
48,148

 
41,237

 
82,161

 
68,501

Total revenue
 
$
140,550

 
$
107,316

 
$
261,882

 
$
198,418


 
Franchise segment revenue includes franchise revenue, national advertising fund revenue, and commission income.

Franchise revenue includes revenue generated from placement services of $3,079 and $2,871 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and $5,177 and $4,977 for the six months June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
 
 
 
Three months ended
June 30,
 
Six months ended
June 30,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Segment EBITDA
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Franchise
 
$
40,041

 
$
32,487

 
$
76,719

 
$
64,519

Corporate-owned stores
 
14,666

 
12,840

 
26,837

 
23,533

Equipment
 
11,457

 
9,809

 
18,925

 
15,904

Corporate and other
 
(9,236
)
 
(9,925
)
 
(17,978
)
 
(17,057
)
Total Segment EBITDA
 
$
56,928

 
$
45,211

 
$
104,503

 
$
86,899


 
The following table reconciles total Segment EBITDA to income before taxes:
 
 
 
Three months ended
June 30,
 
Six months ended
June 30,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Total Segment EBITDA
 
$
56,928

 
$
45,211

 
$
104,503

 
$
86,899

Less:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
8,619

 
7,894

 
17,084

 
15,845

Other expense
 
(502
)
 
(933
)
 
(310
)
 
(251
)
Income from operations
 
48,811

 
38,250

 
87,729

 
71,305

Interest expense, net
 
(8,628
)
 
(9,028
)
 
(17,361
)
 
(17,791
)
Other expense
 
(502
)
 
(933
)
 
(310
)
 
(251
)
Income before income taxes
 
$
39,681

 
$
28,289

 
$
70,058

 
$
53,263



The following table summarizes the Company’s assets by reportable segment: 
 
 
June 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Franchise
 
$
239,226

 
$
243,348

Corporate-owned stores
 
191,473

 
167,367

Equipment
 
185,594

 
206,632

Unallocated
 
508,428

 
475,118

Total consolidated assets
 
$
1,124,721

 
$
1,092,465


 
The table above includes $2,191 and $2,558 of long-lived assets located in the Company’s corporate-owned stores in Canada as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively. All other assets are located in the U.S.
The following table summarizes the Company’s goodwill by reportable segment: 
 
 
June 30, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
Franchise
 
$
16,938

 
$
16,938

Corporate-owned stores
 
81,434

 
67,377

Equipment
 
92,666

 
92,666

Consolidated goodwill
 
$
191,038

 
$
176,981

v3.10.0.1
Corporate-Owned and Franchisee-Owned Stores
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Franchisors [Abstract]  
Corporate-Owned and Franchisee-Owned Stores
Corporate-Owned and Franchisee-Owned Stores

The following table shows changes in our corporate-owned and franchisee-owned stores for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017:
 
 
For the three months ended
June 30,
 
For the six months ended
June 30,
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Franchisee-owned stores:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stores operated at beginning of period
 
1,497

 
1,309

 
1,456

 
1,255

New stores opened
 
44

 
37

 
91

 
91

Stores debranded, sold or consolidated(1)
 
(1
)
 
(1
)
 
(7
)
 
(1
)
Stores operated at end of period
 
1,540

 
1,345

 
1,540

 
1,345

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate-owned stores:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stores operated at beginning of period
 
68

 
58

 
62

 
58

New stores opened
 

 

 

 

Stores acquired from franchisees
 

 

 
6

 

Stores operated at end of period
 
68

 
58

 
68

 
58

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total stores:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stores operated at beginning of period
 
1,565

 
1,367

 
1,518

 
1,313

New stores opened
 
44

 
37

 
91

 
91

Stores acquired, debranded, sold or consolidated(1)
 
(1
)
 
(1
)
 
(1
)
 
(1
)
Stores operated at end of period
 
1,608

 
1,403

 
1,608

 
1,403

 (1)
The term “debrand” refers to a franchisee-owned store whose right to use the Planet Fitness brand and marks has been terminated in accordance with the franchise agreement. We retain the right to prevent debranded stores from continuing to operate as fitness centers. The term “consolidated” refers to the combination of a franchisee’s store with another store located in close proximity with our prior approval. This often coincides with an enlargement, re-equipment and/or refurbishment of the remaining store.
v3.10.0.1
Revenue recognition
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Revenue from Contract with Customer [Abstract]  
Revenue recognition
Revenue recognition
Revenue from Contracts with Customers
We transitioned to FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 606, Revenue From Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”), from ASC Topic 605, Revenue Recognition and ASC Subtopic 952-605, Franchisors - Revenue Recognition (together, the “Previous Standards”) on January 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective transition method. Our Financial Statements reflect the application of ASC 606 guidance beginning in 2018, while our consolidated financial statements for prior periods were prepared under the guidance of Previous Standards. The $9,192 cumulative effect of our transition to ASC 606 is reflected as an adjustment to January 1, 2018 stockholders' deficit.
Our transition to ASC 606 represents a change in accounting principle. ASC 606 eliminates industry-specific guidance and provides a single revenue recognition model for recognizing revenue from contracts with customers. The core principle of ASC 606 is that a reporting entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the reporting entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services.
Revenue Recognition Significant Accounting Policies under ASC 606
The Company's revenues are comprised of franchise revenue, equipment revenue, and corporate-owned stores revenue.
Franchise revenue
Franchise revenues consist primarily of royalties, national advertising fund contributions, initial and renewal franchise fees and upfront fees from area development agreements ("ADAs"), transfer fees, equipment placement revenue, other fees and commission income. 
The Company's primary performance obligation under the franchise license is granting certain rights to use the Company's intellectual property, and all other services the Company provides under the ADA and franchise agreement are highly interrelated, not distinct within the contract, and therefore accounted for under ASC 606 as a single performance obligation, which is satisfied by granting certain rights to use our intellectual property over the term of each franchise agreement.
Royalties, including franchisee contributions to national advertising funds, are calculated as a percentage of franchise sales over the term of the franchise agreement. Under our franchise agreements, advertising contributions paid by franchisees must be spent on advertising, marketing and related activities. Initial and renewal franchise fees are payable by the franchisee upon signing a new franchise agreement or renewal of an existing franchise agreement, and transfer fees are paid to the Company when one franchisee transfers a franchise agreement to a different franchisee. Our franchise royalties, as well as our advertising fund contributions, represent sales-based royalties that are related entirely to our performance obligation under the franchise agreement and are recognized as franchise sales occur.
Additionally, under ASC 606, initial and renewal franchise fees as well as transfer fees are recognized as revenue on a straight-line basis over the term of the respective franchise agreement. Under the Previous Standards, initial franchise fees were recognized as revenue when the related franchisees signed a lease and completed the Company's new franchisee training. Renewal franchise fees and transfer fees were recognized as revenue upon execution of a new franchise agreement. Our performance obligation under area development agreements generally consists of an obligation to grant geographic exclusive area development rights. These development rights are not distinct from franchise agreements, so upfront fees paid by franchisees for exclusive development rights are deferred and apportioned to each franchise agreement signed by the franchisee. The pro-rata amount apportioned to each franchise agreement is accounted for identically to the initial franchise fee.
The Company is generally responsible for assembly and placement of equipment it sells to U.S. based franchisee-owned stores. Placement revenue is recognized upon completion and acceptance of the services at the franchise location.
The Company recognizes commission income from certain of its franchisees’ use of certain preferred vendor arrangements. Commissions are recognized when amounts have been earned and collectability from the vendor is reasonably assured.
Online member join fees are paid to the Company by franchisees for processing new membership transactions when a new member signs up for a membership to a franchisee-owned store through the Company’s website. These fees are recognized as revenue as each transaction occurs.
Billing transaction fees are paid to the Company by certain of its franchisees for the processing of franchisee membership dues and annual fees through the Company’s third-party hosted point-of-sale system and are recognized as revenue as they are earned.
Equipment revenue
The Company sells and delivers equipment purchased from third-party equipment manufacturers to U.S. based franchisee-owned stores.  Revenue is recognized upon transfer of control of ordered items, generally upon delivery to the customer, which is when the customer obtains physical possession of the goods, legal title is transferred, the customer has all risks and rewards of ownership and an obligation to pay for the goods is created. Franchisees are charged for all freight costs incurred for the delivery of equipment. Freight revenue is recorded within equipment revenue and freight costs are recorded within cost of revenue. The Company recognizes revenue on a gross basis in these transactions as management has determined the Company to be the principal in these transactions. Management determined the Company to be the principal in the transaction because the Company controls the equipment prior to delivery to the final customer as evidenced by its pricing discretion over the goods, inventory transfer of title and risk of loss while the inventory is in transit, and having the primary responsibility to fulfill the customer order and direct the third-party vendor.
Corporate-owned stores revenue
The following revenues are generated from stores owned and operated by the Company.
Customers are offered multiple membership choices varying in length. Membership dues are earned and recognized over the membership term on a straight-line basis.
Enrollment fee revenue
Enrollment fees are charged to new members at the commencement of their membership. The Company recognizes enrollment fees ratably over the estimated duration of the membership life, which is generally two years.
Annual membership fee revenue
Annual membership fees are annual fees charged to members in addition to and in order to maintain low monthly membership dues. The Company recognizes annual membership fees ratably over the 12-month membership period.
Retail sales
The Company sells Planet Fitness branded apparel, food, beverages, and other accessories. The revenue for these items is recognized at the point of sale.

Contract Liabilities

Contract liabilities consist of deferred revenue resulting from initial and renewal franchise fees and ADA fees paid by franchisees, as well as transfer fees, which are generally recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the underlying franchise agreement. Also included are corporate store enrollment fees, annual fees and monthly fees. We classify these contract liabilities as deferred revenue in our condensed consolidated balance sheets. The following table reflects the change in contract liabilities between the date of adoption (January 1, 2018) and June 30, 2018,

 
Contract liabilities
Balance at January 1, 2018
$
40,000

Revenue recognized that was included in the contract liability at the beginning of the year
(16,107
)
Increase, excluding amounts recognized as revenue during the period
22,548

Balance at June 30, 2018
$
46,441



The following table illustrates estimated revenues expected to be recognized in the future related to performance obligations that are unsatisfied (or partially unsatisfied) as of June 30, 2018. The Company has elected to exclude short term contracts, sales and usage based royalties and any other variable consideration recognized on an "as invoiced" basis.

Contract liabilities to be recognized in:
 
Amount
2018
 
$
16,533

2019
 
8,035

2020
 
2,179

2021
 
2,012

2022
 
1,873

Thereafter
 
15,809

Total
 
$
46,441



Financial Statement Impact of Transition to ASC 606

As noted above, we transitioned to ASC 606 using the modified retrospective method on January 1, 2018. The cumulative effect of this transition to applicable contracts with customers that were not completed as of January 1, 2018 was recorded as an adjustment to stockholders' deficit as of that date. As a result of applying the modified retrospective method to transition to ASC 606, the following adjustments were made to the consolidated balance sheet as of January 1, 2018 (in millions):
 
As Reported December 31,
 
Total adjustments
 
Adjusted January 1,
 
2017
 
 
 
2018
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
113,080

 
$

 
$
113,080

Accounts receivable, net
37,272

 

 
37,272

Due from related parties
3,020

 

 
3,020

Inventory
2,692

 

 
2,692

Restricted assets – national advertising fund
499

 

 
499

Prepaid expenses
3,929

 

 
3,929

Other receivables
9,562

 

 
9,562

Other current assets
6,947

 

 
6,947

Total current assets
177,001

 

 
177,001

Property and equipment, net
83,327

 

 
83,327

Intangible assets, net
235,657

 

 
235,657

Goodwill
176,981

 

 
176,981

Deferred income taxes
407,782

 
3,285

 
411,067

Other assets, net
11,717

 

 
11,717

Total assets
$
1,092,465

 
$
3,285

 
$
1,095,750

Liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
$
7,185

 
$

 
$
7,185

Accounts payable
28,648