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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
_______________________________________________________________________
FORM 10-Q 
______________________________________________________________________
ý
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 28, 2014
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: 001-13687 
____________________________________
CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
____________________________________
Kansas
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  
48-0905805
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
4441 West Airport Freeway
Irving, Texas
  
75062
(Address of principal executive offices)
  
(Zip Code)
(972) 258-8507
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report) 
____________________________________
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 and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files).     Yes   ý     No   ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:
Large accelerated filer
¨
Accelerated filer
¨
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
ý
Smaller reporting company
¨
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, 2014, an aggregate of 200 shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share were outstanding.



CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2


PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. Financial Statements.
CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share information)
 
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
December 29,
2013
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
240,985

 
 
$
20,686

Accounts receivable
 
13,425

 
 
24,881

Inventories
 
18,228

 
 
19,250

Prepaid expenses
 
19,182

 
 
20,111

Deferred tax asset
 
2,643

 
 
2,091

Total current assets
 
294,463

 
 
87,019

Property and equipment, net
 
682,718

 
 
691,454

Goodwill
 
430,697

 
 
3,458

Intangible assets, net
 
426,304

 
 

Deferred financing costs, net
 
25,088

 
 
1,268

Other noncurrent assets
 
8,723

 
 
8,412

Total assets
 
$
1,867,993

 
 
$
791,611

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
Bank indebtedness and other long-term debt, current portion
 
$
7,600

 
 
$

Capital lease obligations, current portion
 
397

 
 
1,014

Accounts payable
 
35,316

 
 
35,770

Accrued expenses
 
44,716

 
 
34,001

Unearned revenues
 
6,969

 
 
14,504

Accrued interest
 
11,703

 
 
977

Other current liabilities
 
2,904

 
 
440

Total current liabilities
 
109,605

 
 
86,706

Capital lease obligations, less current portion
 
15,585

 
 
20,365

Bank indebtedness and other long-term debt, less current portion
 
1,002,037

 
 
361,500

Deferred tax liability
 
213,219

 
 
57,831

Accrued insurance
 
12,045

 
 
13,194

Other noncurrent liabilities
 
200,348

 
 
91,247

Total liabilities
 
1,552,839

 
 
630,843

Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
 
Predecessor: Common stock, $0.10 par value; authorized 100,000,000 shares; 61,865,495 shares issued as of December 29, 2013
 

 
 
6,187

Successor: Common stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 1,000 shares; 200 shares issued as of September 28, 2014
 

 
 

Capital in excess of par value
 
355,240

 
 
453,702

Retained earnings (deficit)
 
(39,935
)
 
 
853,464

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
 
(151
)
 
 
4,764

Less Predecessor treasury stock, at cost; 44,341,225 shares as of December 29, 2013
 

 
 
(1,157,349
)
Total stockholders’ equity
 
315,154

 
 
160,768

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
1,867,993

 
 
$
791,611


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements.

3


CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
September 29,
2013
REVENUES:
 
 
 
 
Food and beverage sales
$
82,271

 
 
$
87,170

Entertainment and merchandise sales
115,885

 
 
107,629

Total Company store sales
198,156

 
 
194,799

Franchise fees and royalties
1,533

 
 
1,107

Total revenues
199,689

 
 
195,906

OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:
 
 
 
 
Company store operating costs:
 
 
 
 
Cost of food and beverage (exclusive of items shown separately below)
21,167

 
 
20,850

Cost of entertainment and merchandise (exclusive of items shown separately below)
6,669

 
 
6,976

Total cost of food, beverage, entertainment and merchandise
27,836

 
 
27,826

Labor expenses
57,086

 
 
56,469

Depreciation and amortization
31,622

 
 
19,603

Rent expense
22,587

 
 
19,672

Other store operating expenses
35,123

 
 
34,401

Total Company store operating costs
174,254

 
 
157,971

Other costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
Advertising expense
10,114

 
 
10,644

General and administrative expenses
13,820

 
 
13,529

Transaction and severance costs
5,742

 
 

Asset impairments

 
 
537

Total operating costs and expenses
203,930

 
 
182,681

Operating income (loss)
(4,241
)
 
 
13,225

Interest expense
15,974

 
 
1,278

Income (loss) before income taxes
(20,215
)
 
 
11,947

Income tax expense (benefit)
(6,936
)
 
 
4,508

Net income (loss)
$
(13,279
)
 
 
$
7,439

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements.

4


CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
For the 226 Day Period Ended
 
 
For the 47 Day Period Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
February 14,
2014
 
September 29,
2013
REVENUES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Food and beverage sales
$
224,197

 
 
$
50,897

 
$
289,488

Entertainment and merchandise sales
300,149

 
 
62,659

 
349,957

Total Company store sales
524,346

 
 
113,556

 
639,445

Franchise fees and royalties
3,493

 
 
687

 
3,708

Total revenues
527,839

 
 
114,243

 
643,153

OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Company store operating costs:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of food and beverage (exclusive of items shown separately below)
57,250

 
 
12,285

 
69,815

Cost of entertainment and merchandise (exclusive of items shown separately below)
17,426

 
 
3,729

 
23,256

Total cost of food, beverage, entertainment and merchandise
74,676

 
 
16,014

 
93,071

Labor expenses
143,781

 
 
31,998

 
174,409

Depreciation and amortization
84,141

 
 
9,733

 
58,666

Rent expense
53,012

 
 
12,365

 
58,648

Other store operating expenses
84,101

 
 
15,760

 
98,775

Total Company store operating costs
439,711

 
 
85,870

 
483,569

Other costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advertising expense
24,802

 
 
5,903

 
32,960

General and administrative expenses
32,576

 
 
7,963

 
42,950

Transaction and severance costs
43,263

 
 
11,634

 

Asset impairments

 
 

 
763

Total operating costs and expenses
540,352

 
 
111,370

 
560,242

Operating income (loss)
(12,513
)
 
 
2,873

 
82,911

Interest expense
43,256

 
 
1,151

 
5,509

Income (loss) before income taxes
(55,769
)
 
 
1,722

 
77,402

Income tax expense (benefit)
(15,834
)
 
 
1,018

 
29,467

Net income (loss)
$
(39,935
)
 
 
$
704

 
$
47,935

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements.


5


CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
Three Months Ended
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
September 29,
2013
Net income (loss)
$
(13,279
)
 
 
$
7,439

Components of other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
(652
)
 
 
225

Total components of other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
(652
)
 
 
225

Comprehensive income (loss)
$
(13,931
)
 
 
$
7,664


 
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
For the 226 Day Period Ended
 
 
For the 47 Day Period Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
February 14,
2014
 
September 29,
2013
Net income (loss)
$
(39,935
)
 
 
$
704

 
$
47,935

Components of other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
(151
)
 
 
(541
)
 
(596
)
Total components of other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
(151
)
 
 
(541
)
 
(596
)
Comprehensive income (loss)
$
(40,086
)
 
 
$
163

 
$
47,339




The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements.



6


CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
For the 226 Day Period Ended
 
 
For the 47 Day Period Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
February 14,
2014
 
September 29,
2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
(39,935
)
 
 
$
704

 
$
47,935

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
85,383

 
 
9,883

 
59,269

Deferred income taxes
(56,431
)
 
 
(1,785
)
 
(477
)
Stock-based compensation expense
191

 
 
12,225

 
6,469

Amortization of lease-related liabilities
287

 
 
(356
)
 
(1,729
)
Amortization of original issue discount and deferred financing costs
2,824

 
 
58

 
337

Loss on asset disposals, net
5,223

 
 
294

 
704

Asset impairments

 
 

 
763

Other adjustments
378

 
 
144

 
75

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
482

 
 
1,503

 
4,246

Inventories
3,304

 
 
(2,472
)
 
(1,665
)
Prepaid expenses
(1,480
)
 
 
2,656

 
55

Accounts payable
650

 
 
(270
)
 
(2,928
)
Accrued expenses
4,239

 
 
(2,403
)
 
5,325

Unearned revenues
605

 
 
349

 
(1,029
)
Accrued interest
10,597

 
 
152

 
(637
)
Income taxes payable
12,778

 
 
2,898

 
4,105

Lease-related liabilities
8,367

 
 
(1,266
)
 
2,937

Net cash provided by operating activities
37,462

 
 
22,314

 
123,755

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquisition of Predecessor
(946,898
)
 
 

 

Purchases of property and equipment
(40,395
)
 
 
(9,710
)
 
(54,446
)
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment
350

 
 
51

 
2,260

Other investing activities

 
 

 
678

Net cash used in investing activities
(986,943
)
 
 
(9,659
)
 
(51,508
)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from secured credit facilities, net of original issue discount
756,200

 
 

 

Proceeds from senior notes
255,000

 
 

 

Repayment of Predecessor Facility
(348,000
)
 
 

 

Repayments on senior term loan
(1,900
)
 
 

 

Net repayments on revolving credit facility

 
 
(13,500
)
 
(41,000
)
Proceeds from sale leaseback transaction
183,685

 
 

 

Payment of debt financing costs
(27,575
)
 
 

 

Payments on capital lease obligations
(204
)
 
 
(164
)
 
(697
)
Dividends paid
(890
)
 
 
(38
)
 
(8,445
)
Excess tax benefit realized from stock-based compensation
5,043

 
 

 
249

Restricted stock returned for payment of taxes

 
 
(142
)
 
(2,191
)
Purchases of treasury stock

 
 

 
(18,112
)
Equity contribution
350,000

 
 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
1,171,359

 
 
(13,844
)
 
(70,196
)
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash
(77
)
 
 
(313
)
 
(303
)
Change in cash and cash equivalents
221,801

 
 
(1,502
)
 
1,748

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
19,184

 
 
20,686

 
19,636

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
240,985

 
 
$
19,184

 
$
21,384

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
For the 226 Day Period Ended
 
 
For the 47 Day Period Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
February 14,
2014
 
September 29,
2013
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest paid(1)
$
29,914

 
 
$
938

 
$
5,713

Income taxes paid (refunded), net
$
22,777

 
 
$
(79
)
 
$
25,616

NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accrued construction costs
$
3,724

 
 
$
3,605

 
$
3,904

Dividends payable
$

 
 
$
890

 
$
4,904

Capital lease obligations
$
657

 
 
$

 
$
740

 __________________
(1)
Includes $4.9 million of debt issuance costs and interest expense related to the bridge loan. See Note 5 "Indebtedness and Interest Expense" for further discussion of the bridge loan.
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements.

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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
1. Description of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies:
Description of Business
The use of the terms "CEC Entertainment," the "Company," "we," "us" and "our" throughout these unaudited notes to the interim Consolidated Financial Statements refer to CEC Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
We currently operate and franchise family dining and entertainment centers under the name "Chuck E. Cheese's" in 47 states and 11 foreign countries and territories. Our stores provide our guests with a variety of family entertainment and dining alternatives. All of our stores utilize a consistent restaurant-entertainment format that features both family dining and entertainment areas with the same general mix of food, beverages, entertainment and merchandise. The economic characteristics, products and services, preparation processes, distribution methods and types of customers are substantially similar for each of our stores. Therefore, we aggregate each store’s operating performance into one reportable segment for financial reporting purposes.
Merger and Related Transactions
On January 15, 2014, CEC Entertainment, Inc. entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the "Merger Agreement") with Queso Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Parent"), and Q Merger Sub Inc., a Kansas corporation ("Merger Sub"). Parent and Merger Sub were controlled by Apollo Global Management, LLC ("Apollo") and its subsidiaries. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, on January 16, 2014, Merger Sub commenced a tender offer to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of our common stock (the "Tender Offer"). Following the successful completion of the Tender Offer, on February 14, 2014, Merger Sub merged with and into CEC Entertainment, Inc., with CEC Entertainment, Inc. surviving the merger (the "Merger") and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent. We refer to the Merger and the Tender Offer together as the "Acquisition." As a result of the Merger, the shares of CEC Entertainment common stock ceased to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange after close of market on February 14, 2014.
The Merger was accounted for as a business combination using the acquisition method of accounting and Successor financial statements reflect a new basis of accounting that is based on the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the effective time of the Merger. The determination of these fair values is based on a valuation prepared by a third party and is based on actual tangible and identifiable intangible assets and liabilities that existed as of the effective time of the Merger. See further discussion of the acquisition in Note 2 "Acquisition of CEC Entertainment, Inc.".
Basis of Presentation
Parent’s cost of acquiring CEC Entertainment has been pushed down to establish a new accounting basis for the Company. Accordingly, the accompanying interim Consolidated Financial Statements are presented for two periods, Predecessor and Successor, which relate to the accounting periods preceding and succeeding the completion of the Merger. The Predecessor and Successor periods have been separated by a vertical line on the face of the Consolidated Financial Statements to highlight the fact that the financial information for such periods has been prepared under two different historical cost bases of accounting. For the purpose of presentation and disclosure, all references to the "Predecessor" relate to CEC Entertainment and its subsidiaries for periods prior to the Merger. All references to the "Successor" relate to the CEC Entertainment and its subsidiaries after giving effect to the Merger for periods subsequent to the Merger. References to "CEC Entertainment," the "Company," "we," "us" and "our" relate to the Predecessor for periods prior to the Merger and to the Successor for periods subsequent to the Merger.
Our Consolidated Financial Statements include variable interest entities ("VIE") of which we are the primary beneficiary. Judgments are made in assessing whether we are the primary beneficiary, including determination of the activities that most significantly impact the VIE's economic performance. The Company eliminates the intercompany portion of transactions with VIE's from our financial results.

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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

In August 2014, the Company assigned a portion of its rights in the purchase and sale agreement executed by us in relation to the sale leaseback transaction, as further discussed in Note 8 "Sale Leaseback Transaction". The assignment resulted in $12.1 million of the proceeds from the sale leaseback transaction being received by a newly formed trust.  The Company is the sole beneficiary of the trust, and the funds are being used by a special purpose entity, a VIE, created by a Qualified Intermediary to facilitate a like-kind exchange pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 1031. The funds held by the trust are used by the VIE to construct capital improvements on properties leased by the Company.  The Company will acquire the VIE, along with its capital improvements, in the first quarter of 2015.  At that time, to the extent there are any remaining funds held by the trust and not fully exhausted from construction, those remaining funds will be released to the Company.   We included this VIE in our Consolidated Financial Statements, as we concluded that we are the sole beneficiary of its variable interests and will benefit from the capital improvements which will be acquired by the Company in the first quarter of 2015. The assets, liabilities and operating results of the VIE are not material to our Consolidated Financial Statements.
The Company also has a controlling financial interest in International Association of CEC Entertainment, Inc. (the "Association"), a VIE. The Association primarily administers the collection and disbursement of funds (the "Association Funds") used for advertising, entertainment and media programs that benefit both us and our franchisees. We and our franchisees are required to contribute a percentage of gross sales to these funds and could be required to make additional contributions to fund any deficits that may be incurred by the Association. We include the Association in our Consolidated Financial Statements, as we concluded that we are the primary beneficiary of its variable interests because we (a) have the power to direct the majority of its significant operating activities; (b) provide it unsecured lines of credit; and (c) own the majority of the stores that benefit from the Association’s advertising, entertainment and media expenditures. The assets, liabilities and operating results of the Association are not material to our Consolidated Financial Statements.
Because the Association Funds are required to be segregated and used for specified purposes, we do not reflect franchisee contributions to the Association Funds as revenue, but rather record franchisee contributions as an offset to reported advertising expenses. Our contributions to the Association Funds are eliminated in consolidation. Contributions to the advertising, entertainment and media funds from our franchisees were $0.6 million and $0.6 million for the three months ended September 28, 2014 and September 29, 2013, respectively, $1.5 million for the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014, $0.4 million for the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014 and $2.0 million for the nine months ended September 29, 2013.
The preparation of these unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of our unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Interim Financial Statements
The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements as of September 28, 2014 and for the three months ended September 28, 2014, the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014, the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014, and the three and nine months ended September 29, 2013 are unaudited and are presented in accordance with the requirements for quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and, consequently, do not include all of the information and footnote disclosures required by GAAP. In the opinion of management, the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements include all adjustments (consisting solely of normal recurring adjustments) necessary for the fair statement of its consolidated results of operations, financial position and cash flows as of the dates and for the periods presented in accordance with GAAP and the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Our Consolidated Financial Statements include all necessary reclassification adjustments to conform prior year results to the current period presentation.
Consolidated results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. The unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2013, filed with the SEC on February 12, 2014.

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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
The excess of the purchase price over fair value of net identifiable assets and liabilities of an acquired business ("goodwill"), trademarks and trade names and other indefinite-lived intangible assets are not amortized, but rather tested for impairment, at least annually. We assess the recoverability of the carrying amount of our goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets either qualitatively or quantitatively annually at the beginning of the fourth quarter of each fiscal year, or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be fully recoverable.
When assessing the recoverability of goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets, we may first assess qualitative factors. If an initial qualitative assessment indicates that it is more likely than not the carrying amount exceeds fair value, a quantitative analysis may be required. We may also elect to skip the qualitative assessment and proceed directly to the quantitative analysis.
Recoverability of the carrying value of goodwill is measured at the reporting unit level. In performing a quantitative analysis, we measure the recoverability of goodwill using a discounted cash flow model incorporating discount rates commensurate with the risks involved, which is classified as a Level 3 fair value measurement. The key assumptions used in the discounted cash flow valuation model include discount rates, growth rates, tax rates, cash flow projections and terminal value rates. Discount rates, growth rates and cash flow projections are the most sensitive and susceptible to change as they require significant management judgment.
If the calculated fair value is less than the current carrying amount, impairment of the reporting unit may exist. When the recoverability test indicates potential impairment, we will calculate an implied fair value of goodwill for the reporting unit. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined in a manner similar to how goodwill is calculated in a business combination. If the implied fair value of goodwill exceeds the carrying amount of goodwill assigned to the reporting unit, there is no impairment. If the carrying amount of goodwill assigned to a reporting unit exceeds the implied fair value of the goodwill, an impairment loss is recorded to write down the carrying amount.
In performing a quantitative analysis, recoverability is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of the indefinite-lived intangible asset over its fair value. Any excess of the carrying amount of the indefinite-lived intangible asset over its fair value is recognized as an impairment loss.
We test indefinite-lived intangible assets utilizing the relief from royalty method to determine the estimated fair value for each indefinite-lived intangible asset, which is classified as a Level 3 fair value measurement. The relief from royalty method estimates our theoretical royalty savings from ownership of the intangible asset. Key assumptions used in this model include discount rates, royalty rates, growth rates, tax rates, sales projections and terminal value rates. Discount rates, royalty rates, growth rates and sales projections are the assumptions most sensitive and susceptible to change as they require significant management judgment. Discount rates used are similar to the rates estimated by the weighted average cost of capital ("WACC") considering any differences in company-specific risk factors.
Intangible assets with finite lives are amortized over their estimated useful lives and are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying amount may not be recoverable. Estimated weighted average useful lives are 15 years for franchise agreements and 10 years for favorable lease agreements. An impairment loss would be indicated when estimated undiscounted future cash flows from the use of the asset are less than its carrying amount. An impairment loss would be measured as the difference between the fair value (based on discounted future cash flows) and the carrying amount of the asset.
Fair Value Disclosures
Fair value is defined as the price that we would receive to sell an asset or pay to transfer a liability (an exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. In determining fair value, GAAP establishes a three-level hierarchy used in measuring fair value, as follows:
Level 1 – 
inputs are quoted prices available for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
 
 
Level 2 – 
inputs are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, including quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data.
 
 
Level 3 – 
inputs are unobservable and reflect our own assumptions.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

We may also adjust the carrying amount of certain nonfinancial assets to fair value on a non-recurring basis when they are impaired. The fair values of our long-lived assets held and used are determined using Level 3 inputs based on the estimated discounted future cash flows of the respective store over its expected remaining useful life or lease term. Due to uncertainties in the estimates and assumptions used, actual results could differ from the estimated fair values. See Note 3 "Property and Equipment" for our impairment of long-lived assets disclosures and Note 6 "Fair Value of Financial Instruments" for our fair value disclosures.
Recently Issued Accounting Guidance
Accounting Guidance Adopted: In July 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-11, Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists. This amendment requires an unrecognized tax benefit related to a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss or a tax credit carryforward to be presented as a reduction to a deferred tax asset, unless the tax benefit is not available at the reporting date to settle any additional income taxes under the tax law of the applicable tax jurisdiction. The amendment is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013. Early adoption is permitted. The adoption of this amendment did not have a significant impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements.
In April 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-08, Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) and Property, Plant, and Equipment (Topic 360): Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity. This amendment revises the definition of discontinued operations by limiting discontinued operations reporting to disposals of components of an entity that represent strategic shifts that have (or will have) a major effect on an entity's operations and financial results, removing the lack of continuing involvement criteria and requiring discontinued operations reporting for the disposal of an equity method investment that meets the definition of discontinued operations. The update also requires expanded disclosures for discontinued operations, as well as disclosures about a disposal of an individually significant component of an entity that does not qualify for discontinued operations presentation in the financial statements. The amendment is effective prospectively for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning on or after December 15, 2014, with early adoption permitted. We have elected to early adopt this amendment effective December 30, 2013, which did not have a significant impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements.
Accounting Guidance Not Yet Adopted: In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). This amendment replaces current U.S. GAAP revenue recognition guidance and established a new control-based revenue recognition model, changes the basis for deciding when revenue is recognized over time or at a point in time, provides new and more detailed guidance on specific topics, and expands and improves disclosures about revenues. The amendment is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods therein. Early application is not permitted. We do not expect the adoption of this amendment to have a significant impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements.
In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15, Presentation of Financial Statements - Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40). This amendment requires management to assess the entity's ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date of issuance of the entity's financial statements and requires such assessment to be completed on a quarterly and annual basis. The update also requires certain disclosures when substantial doubt is not alleviated. The amendment is effective for annual reporting periods ending after December 15, 2016 and for interim and annual periods thereafter. Early application is permitted. We do not expect the adoption of this amendment to have a significant impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

2. Acquisition of CEC Entertainment, Inc.:
On January 15, 2014, we entered into the Merger Agreement with Parent and Merger Sub, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, pursuant to which, among other things, Merger Sub commenced the Tender Offer to purchase all of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock at a price of $54.00 per share payable net to the seller in cash, without interest (the "Offer Price"). Approximately 68% of the outstanding shares were tendered in the Tender Offer, and Merger Sub accepted all such tendered shares for payment. Following the expiration of the Tender Offer on February 14, 2014, Merger Sub exercised its option under the Merger Agreement to purchase a number of shares of common stock necessary for Merger Sub to own one share more than 90% of the outstanding shares of common stock (the "Top-Up Shares") at the Offer Price. Following Merger Sub's purchase of the Top-Up Shares, Parent completed its acquisition of the Company through the Merger. At the effective time of the Merger, each share of common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior thereto, other than common stock owned or held (a) in treasury by the Company or any wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company; (b) by Parent or any of its subsidiaries; or (c) by stockholders who validly exercised their appraisal rights, was cancelled and converted into the right to receive the Offer Price in cash, without interest and subject to applicable withholding tax.
The aggregate consideration paid to acquire the Company was $1.4 billion, including the payoff of net debt of $362 million and $65 million in transaction and debt issuance costs. The Acquisition was funded by (a) $350.0 million of equity contributions from investment funds directly or indirectly managed by Apollo; (b) $248.5 million of borrowings under a bridge loan facility, which were later repaid using the proceeds from our issuance of $255.0 million of our senior notes; and (c) $760.0 million of borrowings under a term loan facility. In addition, we also entered into a $150.0 million revolving credit facility in connection with the Acquisition, but it was undrawn at closing. See discussion of the bridge loan facility, senior notes, term loan facility and revolving credit facility in Note 5 "Indebtedness and Interest Expense".
The Acquisition has been accounted for as a business combination using the acquisition method of accounting, whereby the purchase price was allocated to tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed, based on their estimated fair market values on the Merger date. Fair value measurements have been applied based on assumptions that market participants would use in the pricing of the asset or liability. The purchase price allocation could change in subsequent periods, up to one year from the Merger date. Any subsequent changes to the purchase price allocation that result in material changes to our Consolidated Financial Statements will be adjusted retroactively.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

The following table summarizes the fair values assigned to the net assets acquired as of the February 14, 2014 acquisition date (in thousands):
Cash consideration paid to shareholders
$
946,898

 
 
Fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed:
 
    Cash and cash equivalents
19,184

    Accounts receivable
22,185

    Inventories
21,696

    Other current assets
16,463

    Property, plant and equipment
718,066

    Property under capital lease
15,530

    Favorable lease interests
14,000

    Chuck E. Cheese's tradename
400,000

    Franchise agreements
14,000

    Other non-current assets
9,872

    Indebtedness
(348,000
)
    Capital Leases
(15,530
)
    Unfavorable lease interests
(10,160
)
    Deferred taxes
(267,181
)
    Other current and non-current liabilities
(93,520
)
Net assets acquired
516,605

Excess purchase price allocated to goodwill(1)
$
430,293

__________________
(1)     The Company acquired a franchisee in the second quarter of 2014. Goodwill as presented in this footnote excludes approximately $0.4 million of
goodwill resulting from the acquisition of the franchisee. See Note 4 "Goodwill and Intangible Assets, Net" for a table representing the changes in the carrying value of goodwill.
At the time of the Merger, the Company believed its market position and future growth potential for both Company-operated and franchised restaurants were the primary factors that contributed to a total purchase price that resulted in the recognition of goodwill. As of September 28, 2014, $2.9 million of our goodwill, including goodwill resulting from the franchisee acquired in the second quarter, will be deductible for federal income tax purposes.
We recorded $33.6 million and $0.5 million in transaction-related costs for accounting, investment banking, legal and other costs in connection with the Merger, which have been recorded in "Transaction and severance costs" in our unaudited Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014 and the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014, respectively.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

Pro Forma Financial Information
The following unaudited pro forma results of operations assume that the Merger had occurred on December 31, 2012, the first day in fiscal year 2013, for the nine months ended September 28, 2014 and for the nine months ended September 29, 2013, after giving effect to acquisition accounting adjustments relating to depreciation and amortization of the revalued assets, interest expense associated with the term loan facility, revolving credit facility and senior notes (see Note 5 "Indebtedness and Interest Expense"), and other acquisition-related adjustments in connection with the Merger. These unaudited pro forma results exclude one-time, non-recurring costs related to the Merger, including transaction costs, accelerated share-based compensation expense, executive termination benefits related to the departure of our Executive Chairman and our President and Chief Executive Officer and financing costs related to the bridge loan facility (see Note 5 "Indebtedness and Interest Expense"). This unaudited pro forma information should not be relied upon as necessarily being indicative of the historical results that would have been obtained if the Merger had actually occurred on those dates, nor of the results that may be obtained in the future.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
September 28,
2014

September 29,
2013
 
September 28,
2014

September 29,
2013
 
 
(in thousands)
Total revenues
 
$
199,689

 
$
195,906

 
$
642,082

 
$
643,153

Net loss
 
$
(11,003
)
 
$
(11,349
)
 
$
(3,268
)
 
$
(5,223
)
3. Property and Equipment:
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
December 29,
2013
 
(in thousands)
Land
$
50,100

 
 
$
43,423

Buildings
49,345

 
 
110,817

Leasehold improvements
380,467

 
 
624,353

Game and ride equipment
162,949

 
 
284,454

Furniture, fixtures and other equipment
96,493

 
 
230,986

Property leased under capital leases
16,188

 
 
28,228

 
755,542

 
 
1,322,261

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization
(83,426
)
 
 
(641,559
)
Net property and equipment in service
672,116

 
 
680,702

Construction in progress
10,602

 
 
10,752

 
$
682,718

 
 
$
691,454

Property leased under capital leases consists of buildings for our store locations. Accumulated amortization related to these assets was $0.7 million and $10.4 million as of September 28, 2014 and December 29, 2013, respectively. Amortization of assets under capital leases is included in "Depreciation and amortization" in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
Total depreciation and amortization expense related to property and equipment was $31.8 million and $19.8 million in the three months ended September 28, 2014 and September 29, 2013, respectively, of which, $0.2 million and $0.2 million, respectively, was included in "General and administrative expenses" in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
Total depreciation and amortization expense related to property and equipment was $84.6 million, $9.8 million and $59.3 million in the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014, the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014 and the nine months ended September 29, 2013, respectively, of which, $0.6 million, $0.2 million and $0.6 million, respectively, was included in "General and administrative expenses" in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

Asset Impairment
During the three months ended September 29, 2013, we recognized an asset impairment charge of $0.5 million primarily related to one store, which was previously impaired. During the nine months ended September 29, 2013, we recognized asset impairment charges of $0.8 million primarily related to two stores, of which one store was previously impaired. We did not record any impairment charges for the three and nine months ended September 28, 2014. These impairment charges were the result of declines in the stores’ financial performance primarily due to various competitive and economic factors in the markets in which the stores are located. We continue to operate all but one of these stores.
As of September 29, 2013, the aggregate carrying value of the property and equipment at the impaired stores, after the impairment charges, was $0.9 million.
Asset impairments represent adjustments we recognize to write down the carrying amount of the property and equipment at our stores to their estimated fair value, as the store’s operations are not expected to generate sufficient projected future cash flows to recover the current net book value of its long-lived assets. We estimate the fair value of a store’s long-lived assets (property and equipment) by discounting the expected future cash flows of the store using a weighted average cost of capital commensurate with the risk. Accordingly, the fair value measurement of the stores for which we recognized an impairment charge is classified within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. The following estimates and assumptions used in the discounted cash flow analysis impact the fair value of a store’s long-lived assets:
Discount rate based on our weighted average cost of capital and the risk-free rate of return;
Sales growth rates and cash flow margins;
Strategic plans, including projected capital spending and intent to exercise lease renewal options for the store;
Salvage values; and
Other risks and qualitative factors specific to the asset or market conditions in which the asset is located at the time the assessment was made.
During the first nine months of 2013, the average discount rate, average sales growth rate and average cash flow margin used for impaired stores were 7%, 0% and 12%, respectively. We believe our assumptions in calculating the fair value of our long-lived assets are similar to those used by other marketplace participants. If actual results are not consistent with our estimates and assumptions, we may be exposed to additional impairment charges, which could be material to our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

4. Goodwill and Intangible Assets, Net:
The following table presents changes in the carrying value of goodwill for the periods ended December 29, 2013 and September 28, 2014 (in thousands):
Predecessor:
 
Balance at December 29, 2013(1)
$
3,458

 
 
Successor:
 
     Goodwill assigned in acquisition accounting(1)
$
430,293

     Additions(2)
404

Balance at September 28, 2014
$
430,697

_________________________
(1)
The historical goodwill was eliminated in acquisition accounting. See Note 2 "Acquisition of CEC Entertainment, Inc." for a discussion of goodwill recorded in connection with the Merger.
(2)
The Company acquired a franchisee in the second quarter of 2014.

The following table presents our indefinite and definite-lived intangible assets at September 28, 2014:
 
Successor
 
Weighted Average Life (Years)
 
Gross Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated Amortization
 
Net Carrying Amount
 
 
 
(in thousands)
Tradename
Indefinite
 
$
400,000

 
$

 
$
400,000

Favorable lease agreements(1)
10
 
14,000

 
(1,142
)
 
12,858

Franchise agreements
15
 
14,000

 
(554
)
 
13,446

 
 
 
$
428,000

 
$
(1,696
)
 
$
426,304

__________________
(1)
In connection with the Merger, we also recorded an unfavorable lease liability of $10.2 million, which is being amortized over a weighted average life of 10 years and is included in "Rent expense" in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.

Amortization expense related to favorable lease agreements was $1.1 million for the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014 and $0.5 million for the third quarter of 2014, and is included in "Rent expense" in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings. As we did not have any intangible assets related to favorable lease agreements prior to the Acquisition, we did not incur any amortization expense related to favorable lease agreements for the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014 and three and nine months ended September 29, 2013. Our estimated future amortization expense related to favorable lease agreements is set forth as follows (in thousands):
    September 29, 2014 through December 28, 2014
$
491

    Fiscal 2015
1,930

    Fiscal 2016
1,809

    Fiscal 2017
1,530

    Fiscal 2018
1,187

    Fiscal 2019
1,043

    Thereafter
4,868

 
$
12,858


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

Amortization expense related to franchise agreements was $0.6 million for the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014 and $0.2 million for the third quarter of 2014 and is included in "General and administrative expenses" in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings. As we did not have any intangible assets related to franchise agreements prior to the Acquisition, we did not incur any amortization expense related to franchise agreements for the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014 and three and nine months ended September 29, 2013. Our estimated future amortization expense related to franchise agreements is set forth as follows (in thousands):
    September 29, 2014 through December 28, 2014
$
233

    Fiscal 2015
948

    Fiscal 2016
930

    Fiscal 2017
930

    Fiscal 2018
930

    Fiscal 2019
930

    Thereafter
8,545

 
$
13,446


5. Indebtedness and Interest Expense:
 Our long-term debt consisted of the following for the periods presented:
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
December 29,
2013
 
(in thousands)
Term loan facility
$
758,100

 
 
$

Revolving credit facility

 
 
361,500

Senior notes
255,000

 
 

     Total debt outstanding
1,013,100

 
 
361,500

Less:
 
 
 
 
    Unamortized original issue discount
(3,463
)
 
 

    Current portion
(7,600
)
 
 

Bank indebtedness and other long-term debt, less current portion
$
1,002,037

 
 
$
361,500

In connection with the Acquisition, on February 14, 2014, we repaid the total outstanding borrowings of $348.0 million under the Predecessor's revolving credit facility (the "Predecessor Facility"), as well as all incurred and unpaid interest on the Predecessor Facility. The debt issuance costs related to the Predecessor Facility were removed from our Consolidated Balance Sheet through acquisition accounting.
Secured Credit Facilities
In connection with the Merger on February 14, 2014, we entered into new senior secured credit facilities (the "Secured Credit Facilities"), which include a $760.0 million term loan facility with a maturity date of February 14, 2021 (the "term loan facility") and a $150.0 million senior secured revolving credit facility with a maturity date of February 14, 2019, which includes a letter of credit sub-facility and a $30.0 million swingline loan sub-facility (the "revolving credit facility"). Upon the consummation of the Acquisition, we had no borrowings outstanding under the revolving credit facility and $11.1 million of letters of credit issued but undrawn under the facility. As of September 28, 2014, we had no borrowings outstanding under the revolving credit facility and $10.9 million of letters of credit issued but undrawn under the facility.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

In addition, we may request one or more incremental term loan facilities and/or increase commitments under our revolving credit facility in an aggregate amount of up to the sum of (x) $200.0 million plus (y) such additional amount so long as, (i) in the case of loans under additional credit facilities that rank equally and without preference with the liens on the collateral securing the Secured Credit Facilities, our consolidated net first lien senior secured leverage ratio would be no greater than 4.25 to 1.00 and (ii) in the case of loans under additional credit facilities that rank junior to the liens on the collateral securing the Secured Credit Facilities, our consolidated total net secured leverage ratio would be no greater than 5.25 to 1.0, subject to certain conditions and receipt of commitments by existing or additional lenders.
All borrowings under our revolving credit facility are subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions, including the absence of a default and the accuracy of representations and warranties.
We received net proceeds from the term loan facility of $756.2 million, net of original issue discount of $3.8 million, which were used to fund a portion of the Acquisition. We paid $17.8 million and $3.4 million in debt issuance costs related to the term loan facility and revolving credit facility, respectively, which we capitalized in "Deferred financing costs, net" on our Consolidated Balance Sheets. The original issue discount and deferred financing costs are amortized over the lives of the facilities and are included in "Interest expense" on our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
Borrowings under the Secured Credit Facilities bear interest at a rate equal to, at our option, either (a) a London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") determined by reference to the costs of funds for Eurodollar deposits for the interest period relevant to such borrowings, adjusted for certain additional costs, subject to a 1.00% floor in the case of term loans or (b) a base rate determined by reference to the highest of (i) the federal funds effective rate plus 0.50%; (ii) the prime rate of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch; and (iii) the one-month adjusted LIBOR plus 1.00%; in each case plus an applicable margin. The initial applicable margin for borrowings is 3.25% with respect to LIBOR borrowings and 2.25% with respect to base rate borrowings under the term loan facility and base rate borrowings and swingline borrowings under the revolving credit facility. The applicable margin for borrowings under the term loan facility is subject to one step down based on our first lien senior secured leverage ratio, and the applicable margin for borrowings under the revolving credit facility is subject to two step-downs based on our first lien senior secured leverage ratio. During the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014, the federal funds rate ranged from 0.06% to 0.10%, the prime rate was 3.25% and the one-month LIBOR ranged from 0.15% to 0.16%.
In addition to paying interest on outstanding principal under the Secured Credit Facilities, we are required to pay a commitment fee equal to 0.50% per annum to the lenders under the revolving credit facility in respect of the unutilized commitments thereunder. The applicable commitment fee under the revolving credit facility is subject to one step-down based on our first lien senior secured leverage ratio. We are also required to pay customary agency fees, as well as letter of credit participation fees computed at a rate per annum equal to the applicable margin for LIBOR rate borrowings on the dollar equivalent of the daily stated amount of outstanding letters of credit, plus such letter of credit issuer’s customary documentary and processing fees and charges and a fronting fee computed at a rate equal to 0.125% per annum on the daily stated amount of each letter of credit.
During the quarter ended September 28, 2014, we achieved a first lien senior secured leverage ratio of less than 3.25 to 1.00. As a result, the applicable margin under the term loan facility will step down from 3.25% to 3.00% with respect to LIBOR borrowings and step down from 2.25% to 2.00% with respect to base rate borrowings. The commitment fee’s applicable margin in relation to our revolving credit facility that is currently unutilized, with the exception of our outstanding letters of credit issued but undrawn, will step down from 0.50% to 0.375%.  These step-downs will take effect the middle of November 2014.
The weighted average effective interest rate incurred on our borrowings under our Secured Credit Facilities was 4.8% for the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014, which includes amortization of debt issuance costs related to our Secured Credit Facilities, amortization of our term loan facility original issue discount and commitment and other fees related to our Secured Credit Facilities. The weighted average effective interest rate incurred on our borrowings under our Predecessor Facility for the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014, the three and nine months ended September 29, 2013 were 1.6%, 1.7% and 1.7%, respectively.
The Secured Credit Facilities require scheduled quarterly payments on the term loan equal to 0.25% of the original principal amount of the term loan from July 2014 to November 2021, with the balance paid at maturity. In addition, the Secured Credit Facilities include customary mandatory prepayment requirements based on certain events, such as asset sales, debt issuances and defined levels of excess cash flow.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

We may voluntarily repay outstanding loans under the Secured Credit Facilities at any time, without prepayment premium or penalty, except in connection with a repricing event as described below, subject to customary "breakage" costs with respect to LIBOR rate loans. Any refinancing through the issuance or repricing amendment of any debt that results in a repricing event applicable to the term loan facility borrowings resulting in a lower yield occurring at any time during the first six months after the closing date will be accompanied by a 1.00% prepayment premium or fee, as applicable.
Our revolving credit facility includes a springing financial maintenance covenant that requires our net first lien senior secured leverage ratio not to exceed 6.25 to 1.00 (the ratio of consolidated net debt secured by first-priority liens on the collateral to EBITDA, as defined in the Senior Credit Facilities). The covenant will be tested quarterly when the revolving credit facility is more than 30% drawn (excluding outstanding letters of credit) and will be a condition to drawings under the revolving credit facility that would result in more than 30% drawn thereunder. As of September 28, 2014, the borrowings under the revolving credit facility were less than 30% of the outstanding commitments; therefore, the covenant was not in effect.
The Secured Credit Facilities also contain customary affirmative covenants and events of default, and the negative covenants limit our ability to, among other things: incur additional debt or issue certain preferred shares; create liens on certain assets; make certain loans or investments (including acquisitions); pay dividends on or make distributions in respect of our capital stock or make other restricted payments; consolidate, merge, sell or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of our assets; sell assets; enter into certain transactions with our affiliates; enter into sale-leaseback transactions; change our lines of business; restrict dividends from our subsidiaries or restrict liens; change our fiscal year; and modify the terms of certain debt or organizational agreements. The sale leaseback transaction and acquisition discussed in Note 8 "Sale Leaseback Transaction" and Note 14 "Subsequent Events" were permitted under the Secured Credit Facilities agreement.
All obligations under the Secured Credit Facilities are unconditionally guaranteed by Parent on a limited-recourse basis and each of our existing and future direct and indirect material, wholly owned domestic subsidiaries, subject to certain exceptions. The obligations are secured by a pledge of our capital stock and substantially all of our assets and those of each subsidiary guarantor, including capital stock of the subsidiary guarantors and 65% of the capital stock of the first-tier foreign subsidiaries that are not subsidiary guarantors, in each case subject to exceptions. Such security interests will consist of a first-priority lien with respect to the collateral.
Senior Unsecured Debt
Also in connection with the Merger on February 14, 2014, we borrowed $248.5 million under a bridge loan facility (the "bridge loan facility") and used the proceeds to fund a portion of the Acquisition. We incurred $4.7 million of financing costs and $0.2 million of interest related to the bridge loan facility, which are included in "Interest expense" in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014.
On February 19, 2014, we issued $255.0 million aggregate principal amount of 8.000% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "senior notes") in a private offering. The senior notes bear interest at a rate of 8.000% per year and mature on February 15, 2022. On or after February 15, 2017, we may redeem some or all of the senior notes at certain redemption prices set forth in the indenture governing the senior notes (the "indenture"). Prior to February 15, 2017, we may redeem (i) up to 40.0% of the original aggregate principal amount of the senior notes with the net cash proceeds of one or more equity offerings at a price equal to 108.0% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, or (ii) some or all of the notes at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest, plus the applicable "make-whole" premium set forth in the indenture.
We paid $6.4 million in debt issuance costs related to the senior notes, which we capitalized in "Deferred financing costs, net" on our Consolidated Balance Sheets. The deferred financing costs are amortized over the life of the senior notes to "Interest expense" on our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.
The weighted average effective interest rate incurred on borrowings under our senior notes was 8.3% for the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014, which included amortization of debt issuance costs and other fees related to our senior notes.
Our obligations under the senior notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, by our present and future direct and indirect wholly-owned material domestic subsidiaries that guarantee our Secured Credit Facilities.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

The indenture contains restrictive covenants that limit our ability to, among other things: incur additional debt or issue certain preferred shares; create liens on certain assets; make certain loans or investments (including acquisitions); pay dividends on or make distributions in respect of our capital stock or make other restricted payments; consolidate, merge, sell or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of our assets; sell assets; enter into certain transactions with our affiliates; and restrict dividends from our subsidiaries.
Debt Obligations
The following table sets forth our future debt payment obligations as of September 28, 2014 (in thousands):
One year or less
$
7,600

Two years
9,500

Three years
7,600

Four years
7,600

Five years
5,700

Thereafter
975,100

 
1,013,100

Less: unamortized discount
(3,463
)
 
$
1,009,637

Interest Expense
Interest expense consisted of the following for the periods presented:
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
September 29,
2013
 
(in thousands)
Term loan facility(1)
$
8,725

 
 
$

Senior notes
5,169

 
 

Predecessor Facility

 
 
1,488

Capital lease obligations
469

 
 
422

Sale leaseback obligations
932

 
 

Amortization of debt issuance costs
1,001

 
 
112

Other
(322
)
 
 
(744
)
 
$
15,974

 
 
$
1,278

 __________________
(1)    Includes amortization of original issue discount.

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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
For the 226 Day Period Ended
 
 
For the 47 Day Period Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
February 14, 2014
 
September 29,
2013
 
(in thousands)
Term loan facility(1)
$
21,586

 
 
$

 
$

Senior notes
12,592

 
 

 

Bridge loan facility(2)
4,943

 
 

 

Predecessor Facility

 
 
745

 
4,372

Capital lease obligations
1,082

 
 
275

 
1,191

Sale leaseback obligations
932

 
 

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs
2,487

 
 
58

 
347

Other
(366
)
 
 
73

 
(401
)
 
$
43,256

 
 
$
1,151

 
$
5,509

 __________________
(1)    Includes amortization of original issue discount.
(2)    Includes debt issuance costs of $4.7 million related to the issuance of the Bridge Loan and $0.2 million interest.
The weighted average effective interest rate incurred on our borrowings under our Secured Credit Facilities, bridge loan facility and senior notes was 6.4% for the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014. Excluding the impact of $4.9 million of issuance costs and interest relating to the bridge loan facility, our weighted average effective rate would have been 5.7% for the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014. The weighted average effective interest rate incurred on our borrowings under our Predecessor Facility for the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014, the three and nine months ended September 29, 2013 were 1.6%, 1.7%, and 1.7%, respectively.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

6. Fair Value of Financial Instruments:
Fair value measurements are determined based on the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability. As a basis for considering market participant assumptions in fair value measurements, a fair value hierarchy that distinguishes between market participant assumptions based on market data obtained from sources independent of the reporting entity (observable inputs that are classified within Levels 1 and 2 of the hierarchy) and the reporting entity’s own assumptions about market participant assumptions (unobservable inputs classified within Level 3 of the hierarchy) has been established.
The following table presents information on our financial instruments as of:

 
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
 
September 28, 2014
 
 
December 29, 2013
 
 
Carrying Amount
 
Estimated Fair Value
 
 
Carrying Amount
 
Estimated Fair Value
 
 
(in thousands)
Financial Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bank indebtedness and other long-term debt, less current portion
 
$
1,002,037

 
$
981,783

 
 
$
361,500

 
$
361,500


Our financial instruments consist of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, our Secured Credit Facilities and our senior notes. The carrying amount of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximates fair value because of their short maturities. The estimated fair value of our secured credit facilities term loan and senior notes was determined by using estimated market prices of our outstanding borrowings under our term loan facility and the senior notes, which are classified as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy.
Our non-financial assets, which include long-lived assets, including property, plant and equipment, goodwill and intangible assets, are reported at carrying value and are not required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis. However, on a periodic basis, or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying value may not be recoverable, we assess our long-lived assets for impairment.
During the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014, the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014 and the three and nine months ended September 29, 2013, there were no significant transfers among level 1, 2 or 3 fair value determinations.
7. Other Noncurrent Liabilities:
Other noncurrent liabilities consisted of the following:
 
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
December 29,
2013
 
 
(in thousands)
Sale leaseback obligations, less current portion
 
$
181,747

 
 
$

Lease-related liabilities
 
14,088

 
 
86,445

Other
 
4,513

 
 
4,802

 
 
$
200,348

 
 
$
91,247



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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

8. Sale Leaseback Transaction:
On August 25, 2014, we completed a sale leaseback transaction (the "Sale Leaseback") with National Retail Properties, Inc. ("NNN"). Pursuant to the Sale Leaseback, we sold 49 properties located throughout the United States to NNN, and we leased each of the 49 properties back from NNN pursuant to two separate master leases on a triple-net basis for their continued use as Chuck E. Cheese’s family dining and entertainment centers. The leases have an initial term of 20 years, with four five-year options to renew. For accounting purposes, these sale-leaseback transactions are accounted for under the financing method, rather than as completed sales. Under the financing method, we include the sales proceeds received in other long-term liabilities until our continuing involvement with the properties is terminated, report the associated property as owned assets, continue to depreciate the assets over their remaining useful lives, and record the rental payments as interest expense and a reduction of the sale leaseback obligation. When and if our continuing involvement with a property terminates and the sale of that property is recognized for accounting purposes, we expect to record a gain equal to the excess of the proceeds received over the remaining net book value of the property.
The aggregate purchase price for the properties in connection with the Sale Leaseback was $183.7 million in cash, and the proceeds, net of taxes and transaction costs, realized by the Company were $141.7 million. A portion of the proceeds from the Sale Leaseback was used for the acquisition discussed in Note 14 "Subsequent Events". We expect to use the remaining net proceeds from the Sale Leaseback for capital expenditures, future liquidity needs and other general corporate purposes. The cumulative proceeds of $183.7 million are included in Other noncurrent liabilities in our unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 28, 2014. The net book value of the associated assets, which is included in Property and equipment, net in our unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets, was $84.5 million and $98.7 million as of September 28, 2014 and December 29, 2013, respectively.
Our future minimum lease commitments related to the Sale Leaseback, as of September 28, 2014, for fiscal years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and thereafter are, in thousands, $4,463, $12,759, $13,014, $13,274, $13,540 and $251,140.
9. Commitments and Contingencies:
Legal Proceedings
From time to time, we are involved in various inquiries, investigations, claims, lawsuits and other legal proceedings that are incidental to the conduct of our business. These matters typically involve claims from customers, employees or other third parties involved in operational issues common to the retail, restaurant and entertainment industries. Such matters typically represent actions with respect to contracts, intellectual property, taxation, employment, employee benefits, personal injuries and other matters. A number of such claims may exist at any given time and there are currently a number of claims and legal proceedings pending against us.
In the opinion of our management, after consultation with legal counsel, the amount of liability with respect to claims or proceedings currently pending against us is not expected to have a material effect on our consolidated financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
Employment-Related Litigation: On January 27, 2014, a purported class action lawsuit against the Company, entitled Franchesca Ford v. CEC Entertainment, Inc. d/b/a Chuck E. Cheese’s (the "Ford Litigation"), was filed in San Francisco County Superior Court, California, Cause Number CGC 14-536992. The Company received service of process on February 26, 2014. The Ford Litigation was filed by Franchesca Ford, a former store employee, claiming to represent other similarly situated hourly non-exempt employees and former employees of the Company in California from January 27, 2010 to the present. The lawsuit alleges violations of the state wage and hour laws involving unpaid vacation wages, meal and rest periods, wages due upon termination and waiting time penalties. The plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount in damages. On March 27, 2014, the Company removed the Ford Litigation to the U.S. District Court Northern District of California San Francisco Division, Cause Number 3:14-cv-01420-MEJ. On April 25, 2014, the plaintiff petitioned the court to remand the Ford Litigation to California state court and on July 10, 2014, the motion to remand was denied. The case thus will proceed in federal court. The parties have exchanged initial disclosures but no other formal discovery. The Company's investigation is on-going. We believe the Company has meritorious defenses to this lawsuit and intends to vigorously defend against it, including the Ford Litigation plaintiff’s efforts to certify a California class action.

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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

On March 24, 2014, a purported class action lawsuit against the Company, entitled Franchesca Ford and Isabel Rodriguez v. CEC Entertainment, Inc. d/b/a Chuck E. Cheese's (the "FCRA Litigation"), was filed in U.S. District Court Southern District, California, Case Number 3:14-cv-00677-JLS-JLB. The Company received service of process on March 31, 2014. The FCRA Litigation was filed by Franchesca Ford and Isabel Rodriguez claiming to represent other similarly situated applicants who were subject to pre-employment background checks with the Company across the United States and in California from March 24, 2012 to the present. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Consumer Credit Reporting and Investigative Reporting Agencies Act. On May 21, 2014, the Company filed an answer to the complaint. The Court conducted an Early Neutral Evaluation Conference in the case on June 30, 2014, and a Continued Early Neutral Evaluation Conference on August 13, 2014 and September 23, 2014. The parties reached a settlement in principle at the September 23rd session of the Continued Early Neutral Evaluation Conference to settle the action on a class-wide basis. The settlement would result in the dismissal of all claims asserted in the action, along with certain related claims and releases in exchange for a maximum settlement payment of $1,750,000, a substantial portion of which would be covered by the Company's insurance carrier.
The Company has accrued for all probable and reasonably estimable losses associated with the above claims.
In October 2014, the Company was served with a complaint alleging misclassification of certain restaurant managers as exempt employees under federal and New York law. The Company is considering its response. It is too early in the litigation to determine what, if any, potential liability may exist.
Litigation Related to the Merger: Following the January 16, 2014 announcement that the Company had entered into the Merger Agreement, four putative shareholder class actions were filed on behalf of purported stockholders of the Company against the Company, its directors, Apollo, Parent and Merger Sub in connection with the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby in the District Court of Shawnee County, Kansas. The first purported class action, which is captioned Hilary Coyne v. Richard M. Frank et al., Case No. 14C57, was filed on January 21, 2014 (the "Coyne Action"). The second purported class action, which is captioned John Solak v. CEC Entertainment, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 14C55, was filed on January 22, 2014 (the "Solak Action"). The third purported class action, which is captioned Irene Dixon v. CEC Entertainment, Inc. et al., Case No. 14C81, was filed on January 24, 2014 and additionally names as defendants Apollo Management VIII, L.P. and the AP VIII Queso Holdings, L.P. (the "Dixon Action"). The fourth purported class action, which is captioned Louisiana Municipal Public Employees’ Retirement System v. Frank, et al., Case No. 14C97, was filed on January 31, 2014 and additionally names as defendants, Apollo Managemnet VIII, L.P. and AP VIII Queso Holdings, L.P. (the "LMPERS Action") (together with the Coyne, Solak, and Dixon Actions, the "Shareholder Actions").
Each of the Shareholder Actions alleges that the Company’s directors breached their fiduciary duties to the Company’s stockholders in connection with their consideration and approval of the Merger Agreement by, among other things, agreeing to an inadequate tender price, the adoption on January 15, 2014 of the Rights Agreement, and certain provisions in the Merger Agreement that allegedly made it less likely that the Board would be able to consider alternative acquisition proposals. The Coyne, Dixon and LMPERS Actions further allege that the Board was advised by a conflicted financial advisor. The Solak, Dixon and LMPERS Actions further allege that the Board was subject to material conflicts of interest in approving the Merger Agreement and that the Board breached its fiduciary duties in allowing allegedly conflicted members of management to negotiate the transaction. The Dixon and LMPERS Actions further allege that the Board breached their fiduciary duties in approving the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 (together with the exhibits and annexes thereto, as it may be amended or supplemented, the "Statement") filed with the SEC on January 22, 2014, which allegedly contained material misrepresentations and omissions.
Each of the Shareholder Actions allege that Apollo aided and abetted the Board’s breaches of fiduciary duties. The Solak and Dixon Actions allege that CEC also aided and abetted such breaches, and the Solak and LMPERS Actions further allege that Parent and the Merger Sub aided and abetted such actions. The LMPERS Action further alleges that Apollo Management VIII, L.P. and AP VIII Queso Holdings, L.P. aided and abetted such actions.
The Shareholder Actions seek, among other things, rescission of these transactions, damages, attorneys’ and experts’ fees and costs and other relief that the court may deem just and proper.

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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

On January 24, 2014, the plaintiff in the Coyne Action filed an amended complaint (the "Coyne Amended Complaint"); furthermore, on January 30, 2014, the plaintiff in the Solak Action filed an amended complaint (the "Solak Amended Complaint") (together, the "Amended Complaints"). The Amended Complaints incorporate all of the allegations in the original complaints and add allegations that the Board approved the Statement which omitted certain material information in violation of their fiduciary duties. The Amended Complaints further request an order directing the Board to disclose such allegedly omitted material information. Additionally, the Solak Amended Complaint adds allegations that the Board breached its fiduciary duties in allowing an allegedly conflicted financial advisor and management to lead the sales process.
On January 28, 2014, the plaintiffs in the Coyne and Dixon Actions jointly filed a motion in each action for a temporary restraining order, expedited discovery, and the scheduling of a hearing for the plaintiffs’ anticipated motion for temporary injunction seeking expedited discovery and a hearing date in anticipation of a motion for a temporary injunction. CEC Entertainment, Inc. and the individual defendants filed responses to those motions on January 31, 2014.
On February 6, 2014, the plaintiff in the LMPERS Action filed a motion to join the January 28 motion, and the plaintiff in the Solak Action filed a motion for expedited proceedings in anticipation of a motion for a temporary injunction.
On February 7, 2014 and February 11, 2014, the plaintiffs in the four actions pending in Kansas withdrew their respective motions and determined to pursue a consolidated action for damages after the Tender Offer closed.
On March 7, 2014, the Coyne, Solak, Dixon and LMPERS Actions were consolidated under the caption In re CEC Entertainment, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, Case No. 14C57. Thereafter, the parties engaged in limited discovery. By stipulation of the parties, the Company has no obligation to answer, move, or otherwise respond to the complaints filed in the Coyne, Solak, Dixon or LMPERS Actions until after the plaintiffs serve a consolidated amended complaint, or designate an operative complaint or amended complaint.
A fifth purported class action, which was captioned McCullough v Frank, et al. Case No. CC-14-00622-B, was filed in the County Court of Dallas County, Texas on February 7, 2014 (the "McCullough Action"). On May 21, 2014, the County Court of Dallas County, Texas dismissed the McCullough Action for want of prosecution.
On June 10, 2014, Magnetar Global Event Driven Fund Ltd., Spectrum Opportunities Master Fund, Ltd., Magnetar Capital Master Fund, Ltd., and Blackwell Partners LLC, as the purported beneficial owners of shares held as of record by the nominal petitioner Cede & Co., (the "Appraisal Petitioners"), filed an action for statutory appraisal under Kansas state law against the Company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, captioned Magnetar Global Event Driven Master Fund Ltd, et al. v. CEC Entertainment, Inc., 2:14-cv-02279-RDR-KGS. The Appraisal Petitioners seek appraisal of 750,000 shares of common stock. The Company has answered the complaint and filed a verified list of stockholders, as required under Kansas law. On September 3, 2014, the court entered a scheduling order that contemplates that discovery will commence in the fall of 2014 and will substantially be completed by May 2015. Following discovery, the scheduling order contemplates dispositive motion practice followed, pottentially, by a trial on the merits of the Appraisal Petitioners' claims thereafter. We are currently in settlement negotiations with the Appraisal Petitioners, but no settlement has been reached. The Company has accrued for all probable and reasonably estimable losses associated with this claim.
The Company believes these lawsuits are without merit and intends to defend them vigorously; however, we are presently unable to predict the ultimate outcome of this litigation.

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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

10. Income Taxes:
Our income tax expense (benefit) consists of the following for the periods presented:

Successor
 
 
Predecessor

Three Months Ended
 
 
Three Months Ended

September 28, 2014
 
 
September 29, 2013

(in thousands, except percentages)
Federal and state income taxes
$
(6,728
)
 
 
$
4,519

Foreign income taxes
(208
)
 
 
(11
)
      Income tax expense (benefit)
$
(6,936
)
 
 
$
4,508

      Effective rate
34.3
%
 
 
37.7
%


Successor
 
 
Predecessor

For the 226 Day Period Ended
 
 
For the 47 Day Period Ended
 
Nine Months Ended

September 28, 2014
 
 
February 14, 2014
 
September 29, 2013

(in thousands, except percentages)
Federal and state income taxes
$
(15,220
)
 
 
$
914

 
$
29,247

Foreign income taxes
(614
)
 
 
104

 
220

      Income tax expense (benefit)
$
(15,834
)
 
 
$
1,018

 
$
29,467

      Effective rate
28.4
%
 
 
59.1
%
 
38.1
%

Our effective income tax rate of 28.4% differs from the statutory rate for the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014 primarily due to the unfavorable impact of non-deductible transaction and litigation costs related to the Merger, and an increase in income tax expense resulting from certain state income tax credits (carried forward) and estimated to expire after 2022. These unfavorable adjustments were partially offset by the recognition of uncertain tax positions resulting from settlements and expirations of statutes of limitation. The majority of these favorable and unfavorable adjustments were recognized as discrete items in their respective periods.
Our effective income tax rate of 59.1% for the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014 differs from the statutory rate due to non-deductible transaction costs related to the Merger, a net increase in uncertain tax positions and an increase in income tax expense resulting from certain state income tax credits (carried forward) and estimated to expire after 2022.
As of September 28, 2014, we have state income tax credit carryforwards, net of federal benefits, of $1.4 million with a valuation allowance, net of federal benefit, of $0.5 million, and as of December 29, 2013, we had state income tax credit carryforwards, net of federal benefit, of $1.4 million with a valuation allowance, net of federal benefit, of $0.1 million.
Our net deferred tax liability increased from $55.7 million as of December 29, 2013 to $210.6 million as of September 28, 2014.  The increase primarily relates to the tax effect of acquisition accounting adjustments made to the financial statement carrying value of our assets and liabilities of $213.2 million in connection with the Merger, partially offset by a deferred tax benefit of $1.8 million in the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014 and a deferred tax benefit of $56.5 million in the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014.
Our liability for uncertain tax positions (excluding interest and penalties) was $2.2 million and $2.6 million as of September 28, 2014 and December 29, 2013, respectively, and if recognized would decrease our provision for income taxes by $1.4 million. Within the next twelve months, we could settle or otherwise conclude certain ongoing income tax audits. As such, it is reasonably possible that the liability for uncertain tax positions could decrease by as much as $0.4 million as a result of settlements with certain taxing authorities and expiring statutes of limitations within the next twelve months.
The total accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as of September 28, 2014 and December 29, 2013, was $1.6 million and $1.9 million, respectively. On the Consolidated Balance Sheets, we include current accrued interest related to unrecognized tax benefits in "Accrued interest," current accrued penalties in "Accrued expenses" and noncurrent accrued interest and penalties in "Other noncurrent liabilities."

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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

11. Stock-Based Compensation Arrangements:
Predecessor Restricted Stock Plans
Prior to the Merger, our stock-based compensation plans permitted us to grant awards of restricted stock to our employees and non-employee directors. Certain of these awards were subject to performance-based criteria. Our stock-based compensation plans had provisions allowing for the automatic vesting of awards granted under those plans following a change of control, as defined in the applicable plan. The fair value of all stock-based awards, less estimated forfeitures, if any, and portions capitalized as described below, was recognized as stock-based compensation expense in "General and administrative expenses" in the Consolidated Financial Statements over the period that services were required to be provided in exchange for the award.
In connection with the Merger, all unvested restricted stock awards to our employees and non-employee directors became fully vested, and at the effective time of the Merger, each such share of restricted stock was canceled and converted into the right to receive an amount equal to the offer price of $54.00 per share, plus an amount in cash equal to all accrued but unpaid dividends relating to such shares, without interest and less any withholding required by applicable tax laws. We recorded $11.1 million in stock-based compensation expense related to the acceleration of restricted stock awards during the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014.
Successor Stock Options Plan
The Board of Directors of Parent adopted the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan, whereby Parent may grant equity incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock bonus awards or performance compensation awards to certain directors, officers or employees of CEC Entertainment, Inc.
On August 21, 2014, Parent granted options to purchase 2,061,927 shares of its common stock to certain directors, officers and employees of CEC Entertainment, Inc. The options are subject to certain service and performance based vesting criteria, and were split evenly between Tranches A, B and C, which have different vesting requirements. The options in Tranche A are service based and vest and become exercisable in equal installments on each of the first five anniversaries of February 14, 2014. The Black-Scholes model was used to estimate the fair value of Tranche A stock options. Tranche B and Tranche C options are performance based and vest and become exercisable when certain market conditions are met. The Monte Carlo simulation model was used to estimate the fair value of Tranches B and C stock options. Using these methodologies, the per option fair value of the A, B and C tranches was calculated as $2.75, $1.09, and $0.68, respectively. The options are also subject to accelerated vesting in the event of certain terminations of employment upon or within 12 months following a change in control of Queso Holdings Inc. Compensation costs related to options in the Parent were recorded by the Company.




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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

The following table summarizes stock-based compensation expense and associated tax benefit recognized in the Consolidated Financial Statements:
 
 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
September 29,
2013
 
 
(in thousands)
Stock-based compensation costs
 
$
197

 
 
$
2,288

Portion capitalized as property and equipment(1)
 
(6
)
 
 
(44
)
Stock-based compensation expense recognized
 
$
191

 
 
$
2,244

Tax benefit recognized from stock-based compensation awards
 
$

 
 
$
77



 
Successor
 
 
Predecessor
 
For the 226 Day Period Ended
 
 
For the 47 Day Period Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 28,
2014
 
 
February 14,
2014
 
September 29,
2013
 
(in thousands)
Stock-based compensation costs
$
197

 
 
$
1,117

 
$
6,603

Portion capitalized as property and equipment(1)
(6
)
 
 

 
(134
)
Stock-based compensation costs related to the accelerated vesting of restricted stock awards in connection with the Merger

 
 
11,108

 

Stock-based compensation expense recognized
$
191

 
 
$
12,225

 
$
6,469

Tax benefit recognized from stock-based compensation awards(2)
$
5,043

 
 
$

 
$
249

 __________________
(1)
We capitalize the portion of stock-based compensation costs related to our design, construction, facilities and legal departments that are directly attributable to our store development projects, such as the design and construction of a new store and the remodeling and expansion of our existing stores. Capitalized stock-based compensation cost attributable to our store development projects is included in "Property and equipment, net" in the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(2)
We recorded the $5.0 million tax benefit related to the accelerated vesting of restricted stock awards in the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014, as such tax benefit will be deductible for income tax purposes on the Successor tax return for fiscal year 2014.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

12. Stockholders’ Equity:
The following tables summarize the changes in stockholders’ equity during the 47 day period ended February 14, 2014 and the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014:
 
 
 
Common Stock
 
Capital In
Excess of
Par Value
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
 
Treasury Stock
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Total
 
 
(in thousands, except share information)
Predecessor:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at December 29, 2013
 
61,865,495

 
$
6,187

 
$
453,702

 
$
853,464

 
$
4,764

 
44,341,225

 
$
(1,157,349
)
 
$
160,768

Net income
 

 

 

 
704

 

 

 

 
704

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 

 

 

 

 
(541
)
 

 

 
(541
)
Stock-based compensation costs
 

 

 
12,225

 

 

 

 

 
12,225

Restricted stock issued, net of forfeitures
 
13,792

 
1

 
(1
)
 

 

 

 

 

Restricted stock returned for taxes
 
(2,907
)
 

 
(142
)
 

 

 

 

 
(142
)
Dividends forfeited
 

 

 

 
2

 

 

 

 
2

Balance at February 14, 2014
 
61,876,380

 
$
6,188

 
$
465,784

 
$
854,170

 
$
4,223

 
44,341,225

 
$
(1,157,349
)
 
$
173,016

 
 
Common Stock
 
Capital In
Excess of
Par Value
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
 
 
 
Total
 
 
(in thousands, except share information)
Successor:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity contribution
 
200

 
$

 
$
350,000

 
$

 
$

 
$
350,000

Net income (loss)
 

 

 

 
(39,935
)
 

 
(39,935
)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
 

 

 

 

 
(151
)
 
(151
)
Stock-based compensation costs
 

 

 
197

 

 

 
197

Tax benefit from restricted stock, net(1)
 

 

 
5,043

 

 

 
5,043

Balance at September 28, 2014
 
200

 
$

 
$
355,240

 
$
(39,935
)
 
$
(151
)
 
$
315,154

 __________________
(1)
We recorded the tax benefit related to the accelerated vesting of restricted stock awards in the 226 day period ended September 28, 2014, as such tax benefit will be deductible for income tax purposes on the Successor tax return for fiscal year 2014.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

13. Consolidating Guarantor Financial Information:
The senior notes issued by CEC Entertainment, Inc. (the "Issuer") in conjunction with the Acquisition are our unsecured obligations and are fully and unconditionally, jointly and severally guaranteed by all of our wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries (the "Guarantors"). Our wholly-owned foreign subsidiaries and our less-than-wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries are not a party to the guarantees (the "Non-Guarantors"). The following schedules present the condensed consolidating financial statements of the Issuer, Guarantors and Non-Guarantors, as well as consolidated results, for the periods presented:

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(Unaudited)

CEC Entertainment, Inc.
Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet
As of September 28, 2014
(in thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Successor
 
 
Issuer
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
222,314

 
$
14

 
$
18,657

 
$

 
$
240,985

Accounts receivable
 
11,176

 
1,652

 
4,086

 
(3,489
)
 
13,425

Inventories
 
14,763

 
3,037

 
428

 

 
18,228

Other current assets
 
17,059

 
2,390

 
2,376

 

 
21,825

Total current assets
 
265,312

 
7,093

 
25,547

 
(3,489
)
 
294,463

Property and equipment, net
 
649,564

 
19,011

 
14,143

 

 
682,718

Goodwill
 
430,697

 

 

 

 
430,697

Intangible assets, net
 
25,344

 
400,960

 

 

 
426,304

Intercompany
 
61,376

 
24,482

 
24,472

 
(110,330
)
 

Investment in subsidiaries
 
388,504

 

 

 
(388,504
)
 

Other noncurrent assets
 
28,551

 
4,945

 
443

 
(128
)
 
33,811

Total assets
 
$
1,849,348

 
$
456,491

 
$
64,605

 
$
(502,451
)
 
$
1,867,993

Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bank indebtedness and other long-term debt, current portion
 
$
7,600

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
7,600

Capital lease obligations, current portion
 
394

 

 
3

 

 
397

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
81,955

 
16,277

 
472

 

 
98,704

Other current liabilities
 
2,904

 

 

 

 
2,904

Total current liabilities
 
92,853

 
16,277

 
475

 

 
109,605

Capital lease obligations, less current portion
 
15,499

 

 
86

 

 
15,585

Bank indebtedness and other long-term debt, less current portion
 
1,002,037

 

 

 

 
1,002,037

Deferred tax liability
 
212,362

 

 
955

 
(98
)
 
213,219

Intercompany
 
3,482

 
44,715

 
65,652

 
(113,849
)
 

Other noncurrent liabilities
 
207,961

 
4,310

 
122

 

 
212,393

Total liabilities
 
1,534,194

 
65,302

 
67,290

 
(113,947
)
 
1,552,839

Stockholders' equity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common stock