AMRAC CLEAR VIEW, A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
For the years ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997
1. Summary of Business Activities and Significant Accounting Policies:
This summary of significant accounting policies of Amrac Clear View, a
Limited Partnership (the "Partnership"), is presented to assist in
understanding the Partnership's financial statements. The financial statements
and notes are representations of the Partnership's management, which is
responsible for their integrity and objectivity. The accounting policies
conform to generally accepted accounting principles and have been consistently
applied in the preparation of the financial statements.
Management uses estimates and assumptions in preparing these financial
statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Those
estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and
liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities, and the
reported revenues and expenses. Actual results could vary from the estimates
that were used.
The Partnership provides cable television service to the residents of the
towns of Hadley and Belchertown in western Massachusetts.
The Partnership maintains cash balances at several financial institutions.
Accounts at each institution are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation up to $100,000. At various times during the year the Partnership's
cash balances exceeded the federally insured limits.
Concentration of credit risk with respect to subscriber receivables are
limited due to the large number of subscribers comprising the Partnership's
Property and equipment/depreciation:
Property and equipment are carried at cost. Minor additions and renewals are
expensed in the year incurred. Major additions and renewals are capitalized.
Depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated
useful lives of the respective assets. Total depreciation for the years ended
December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997 was $321,872, $331,707 and $122,637,
Amortizable assets are recorded at cost. The Partnership amortizes
intangible assets using the straight-line method over the useful lives of the
various items. Total amortization for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1996
and 1997 was $9,041, $8,459 and $13,860, respectively.
For purposes of the statements of cash flows, the Partnership considers all
short-term instruments purchased with a maturity of three months or less to be
cash equivalents. There were no cash equivalents at December 31, 1995 and 1997.
Cash equivalents at December 31, 1996, amounted to $300,000.
The Partnership follows the policy of charging the costs of advertising to
expense as incurred. Advertising expense was $1,681, $1,781 and $2,865 for the
years ended December 31, 1995, 1996 and 1997, respectively.