This excerpt taken from the AMZN 10-K filed Mar 11, 2005.
In September 2004, we acquired all of the outstanding shares of Joyo.com Limited (Joyo.com), a British Virgin Islands company that operates an Internet retail website in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) in cooperation with a PRC subsidiary and PRC affiliates, at a purchase price of $75 million, including a cash payment of $71 million (net of cash acquired), the assumption of employee stock options, and transaction-related costs. Acquired intangibles were $6 million with estimated useful lives of between one and four years. The excess of purchase price over the fair value of the net assets acquired was $70 million and is classified as Goodwill on the consolidated balance sheets. The results of operations of Joyo.com have been included in our consolidated results from the acquisition date forward. The effect on consolidated net sales and operating income was not significant for 2004.
Joyo.com does not own any capital stock of the PRC affiliates, but is the primary beneficiary of future losses or profits through contractual rights. As a result, we consolidate the results of the PRC affiliates in accordance with FIN 46R, Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities. The net assets and operating results for the PRC affiliates were not significant.
The intrinsic value of the unvested employee stock options that were assumed in connection with the Joyo.com acquisition is recorded to Deferred stock-based compensation on the consolidated balance sheets and
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will be expensed over the remaining service period. Amortization of these amounts is classified in Stock-based compensation on the consolidated statements of operations.