This excerpt taken from the DVW 10-K filed Mar 1, 2006.
Investment Gain and Losses
In August 2000, we made an equity investment in 10 shares of ACCA Networks Co., Ltd. , or ACCA, a privately-held, Japanese telecommunications company. In March 2005, ACCA completed a public offering of its shares in Japan. We recorded a net realized gain of $28,844 in 2005 as a result of the sale of those shares . We did not recognize similar gains in 2004 and 2003.
Our losses and write-downs on investments for 2003 were $1,026. For 2003, our losses and write-downs on investments included impairment write-downs of equity investments of $747 and our equity in the losses of unconsolidated affiliates of $279. We did not record similar losses or write-downs on investments in 2005 and 2004.