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RLJ LODGING TRUST filed this Form 10-K on 03/01/2019
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impairment. In addition, the Company's share of the net earnings or losses of the joint venture is adjusted for the straight-line depreciation of the difference between the Company's basis in the investment in the unconsolidated joint venture as compared to the historical basis of the underlying net assets in the joint venture at the date of acquisition.

The Company assesses the carrying value of its investment in unconsolidated joint ventures whenever events or changes in circumstances may indicate that the carrying value of the investment exceeds its fair value on an other-than-temporary basis. When an impairment indicator is present, the Company will estimate the fair value of the investment, which will be determined by using internally developed discounted cash flow models, comparable market transactions, third-party appraisals, the net sales proceeds from pending offers, or the net sales proceeds from transactions that closed subsequent to the end of the reporting period. If the estimated fair value is less than the carrying value, and management determines that the decline in value is considered to be other-than-temporary, the Company will recognize an impairment loss on its investment in the joint venture.

The Company evaluates the nature of the distributions from each of its unconsolidated joint ventures in order to classify the distributions as either operating activities or investing activities in the consolidated statements of cash flows. Any cash distribution that is considered to be a distribution of the earnings of the unconsolidated joint venture is presented as an operating activity in the consolidated statements of cash flows. Any cash distribution that is considered to be a return of capital from the unconsolidated joint venture is presented as an investing activity in the consolidated statements of cash flows. 

Intangible Assets

In a business combination, the Company may acquire intangible assets related to in-place leases, management agreements, franchise agreements, advanced bookings, and other intangible assets. The Company recognizes each of the intangible assets at fair value. The Company estimated the fair value of the intangible assets by using market data and independent appraisals, and by making numerous estimates and assumptions. The below market lease intangible assets are amortized over the remaining terms of the respective leases as adjustments to rental expense in property tax, insurance and other in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income. The advanced bookings intangible assets are amortized over the duration of the hotel room and guest event reservations period at the respective hotel property to depreciation and amortization in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income. The other intangible assets are amortized over the remaining non-cancelable term of the related agreement, or the useful life of the respective intangible asset, to depreciation and amortization in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income.

The Company assesses the carrying value of the intangible assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amounts may not be recoverable. The recoverability is measured by comparing the carrying amount to the estimated undiscounted future cash flows, which take into account current market conditions and the Company’s intent with respect to holding or disposing of the hotel properties. If the Company’s analysis indicates that the carrying value is not recoverable on an undiscounted cash flow basis, the Company will recognize an impairment loss for the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the fair value. The fair value is determined through various valuation techniques, including internally developed discounted cash flow models or third-party appraisals. The use of projected future cash flows is based on assumptions that are consistent with a market participant's future expectations for the travel industry and the economy in general, including discount rates, market rent, and the Company's intent with respect to holding or disposing of the underlying hotel properties.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents include all cash and highly liquid investments that mature three months or less when they are purchased. The Company maintains its cash at domestic banks, which, at times, may exceed the limits of the amounts insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Restricted Cash Reserves

Restricted cash reserves consist of all cash that is required to be maintained in a reserve escrow account by a management agreement, franchise agreement, and/or a mortgage loan agreement for the replacement of FF&E and the funding of real estate taxes and insurance.


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