ETP RETAIL HOLDINGS, LLC
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Dollars in millions)
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 December 31, 2015, the Company owned the following:
||a non-controlling 68.42% membership interest in Sunoco LLC; |
||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 |
||795,482 Sunoco LP common units. |
2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies:
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
The consolidated and combined 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 and combined financial statements of the Company include accounts of all wholly-owned subsidiaries. Intercompany transactions have been eliminated in
After the Company was formed in May 2014, the Contributed Businesses, as defined in Note 1, were contributed to the
Company. For purposes of these consolidated and combined financial statements, the Contributed Businesses are presented as the predecessor on a combined basis for the period of time that the Contributed Businesses were under the common control of
ETP, until the formation of the Company in 2014. Given that no change in cost basis occurred with respect to the contribution of any of the Contributed Businesses, the predecessor and successor periods are not separately presented herein.
For the periods prior to the formation of the Company on June 1, 2014, the combined financial statements reflect the operations and financial
position of the Contributed Assets. Certain expenses incurred by Sunoco are only indirectly attributable to the Contributed Assets. As a result, certain assumptions and estimates are made in order to allocate a reasonable share of such
expenses to the Contributed Assets, so that the accompanying consolidated and combined financial statements reflect substantially all costs of doing business.
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 and combined 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