This excerpt taken from the DTV 10-K filed Mar 1, 2005.
Hughes Tele.com (India) Limited
On December 6, 2002, HNS completed a series of transactions to exchange its equity interest in HTIL of $58.8 million, long-term receivables from HTIL of $75.0 million, and a net receivable of $25.4 million from
THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
HTILs Indian sponsor, Ispat, in exchange for investments in Tata Teleservices Limited, or TTSL. We accounted for the transactions for as a sale of the assets surrendered at their fair values and the purchase of the instruments in TTSL on the date of the transactions. HNS allocated the fair value of the assets surrendered of $135.1 million to the assets received, which included redeemable preference shares ($110.1 million), a 15 year zero coupon note ($9.7 million) and 50 million common stock purchase warrants ($15.3 million), based on their relative fair values. The preference shares are redeemable at the end of 51 or 75 months at the option of HNS and convertible to common equity at the end of 75 months at the option of HNS. The redemption is guaranteed in the form of a put to TTSLs parent company, Tata Sons. The preference shares are carried at fair value as an available-for-sale security, with unrealized gains and losses reported net of tax, as a component of OCI.
In connection with this exchange, HNS recognized an after-tax loss of approximately $14.1 million, which is comprised of a pre-tax loss recognized in Other, net in the Consolidated Statements of Operations of $52.1 million, based on the difference between fair value and carrying value of the assets surrendered and the requirement to recognize cumulative translation adjustments of $28.0 million associated with the HTIL investment, which were offset by an approximate $38.0 million tax benefit which includes the tax benefit from equity method losses that were not previously recognized for tax purposes.
Earlier in 2002, HNS recognized a loss on the receivable from Ispat described above when it was required to honor a $54.4 million loan guarantee. The receivable was immediately reduced to its estimated net realizable value of $25.4 million through a charge to Other, net in the Consolidated Statements of Operations of $29.0 million.