ETP RETAIL HOLDINGS, LLC
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Dollars in millions)
approximately $2.2 billion in cash (including the expected value of working capital) and the issuance to the Company of 5,710,922 Sunoco LP common units (the Sunoco Retail
Through its membership interest in Sunoco LLC, the Company was primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of
motor fuels to Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) and third parties in the United States. Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) operated convenience stores and retail fuel outlets under the proprietary Sunoco brand, primarily in the east coast and southeast regions of
the United States. Through its membership interest in Sunoco LLC, the Company also distributed motor fuel to Sunoco-branded retail fuel outlets operated by third parties under long-term contracts. Through its membership interest in Sunoco
LLC, the Company also supplied other commercial customers on a spot or short-term contract basis.
At March 31, 2016, the Company owned
||99% membership interest in ETC M-A Acquisition, which currently owns 3,983,540 Sunoco LP common units; |
||a non-controlling membership interest in PES comprising 33% of PESs outstanding common units; and |
||6,506,404 Sunoco LP common units. |
2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies:
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
The consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in conformity with accounting principles generally
accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). The consolidated financial statements of the Company include accounts of all wholly-owned subsidiaries. Intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Sunoco has allocated various corporate overhead expenses to the Contributed Assets based on percentage of property, plant and equipment, cost
of goods sold, margin and headcount. These allocations are not necessarily indicative of the cost that the Contributed Assets would have incurred by operating as an independent stand-alone entity. As such, the consolidated financial statements may
not fully reflect what the Contributed Assets financial position, results of operations and cash flows would have been had the Contributed Assets operated as a stand-alone company during the periods presented.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of
financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America 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 the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
In February 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-02, Consolidation (Topic 810): Amendments to
the Consolidation Analysis (ASU 2015-02), which changed the requirements for consolidations analysis. Under ASU 2015-02, reporting entities are required to evaluate whether they should consolidate certain