Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Merger and Acquisition

Merger and Acquisition
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Merger and Acquisition
The Merger    
As discussed in Note 1, Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, Tellurian Investments merged with a subsidiary of Magellan on February 10, 2017. The Merger has been accounted for as a “reverse acquisition,” with Tellurian Investments being treated as the accounting acquirer using the acquisition method.
The total consideration exchanged was as follows (in thousands, except share and per-share amounts):
Number of shares of Magellan common stock outstanding (1)

Price per share of Magellan common stock (2)

Aggregate value of Tellurian common stock issued

Fair value of stock options (3)

Net purchase consideration to be allocated

(1) The number of shares of Magellan common stock issued and outstanding as of February 9, 2017.
(2) The closing price of Magellan common stock on the NASDAQ on February 9, 2017.
(3) The estimated fair value of Magellan stock options for pre-Merger services rendered.

We utilized estimated fair values at the Merger Date for the allocation of consideration to the net tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed. The purchase price allocation to assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the Merger was as follows (in thousands):
Fair Value of Assets Acquired:

Securities available-for-sale

Other current assets

Unproved properties

Wells in progress

Land, buildings and equipment, net

Other long-term assets

Total assets acquired

Fair Value of Liabilities Assumed:
Accounts payable and other liabilities

Notes payable

Total liabilities assumed

Total net assets acquired

Goodwill as a result of the Merger

We valued our interests acquired in unproved oil and gas properties using a market approach based on commercial negotiations and bids received for the interests (see Note 5, Property, Plant and Equipment, for more information about the properties). The fair value of other property, plant and equipment and wells in progress was determined to be the carrying value of Magellan. Securities available-for-sale were valued based on quoted market prices. The carrying values of cash, other current assets, accounts payable and accrued liabilities and other non-current assets and liabilities approximated fair value at the Merger Date. The Company has determined that such fair value measures for the overall allocation are classified as Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy.
Goodwill recognized as a result of the Merger totaled approximately $77.6 million, none of which is deductible for income tax purposes. Subsequent to the Merger, the Company determined that there is no evidence that we will recover the value of this goodwill and an impairment expense of approximately $77.6 million was recognized during the year ended December 31, 2017. For purposes of determining the goodwill impairment, we utilized qualitative factors as well as the fair values determined when allocating consideration as of the Merger Date.
Parallax Services Acquisition
On April 9, 2016, Tellurian Investments acquired Parallax Services, which was renamed Tellurian Services, with equity consideration valued at approximately $1 million. The transaction was accounted for using the acquisition method.
Pro Forma Results
The following table provides unaudited pro forma results for the year ended December 31, 2017, and 2016, as if the Merger occurred and Parallax Services had been acquired as of January 1, 2016 (in thousands, except per-share amounts):
Year Ended December 31,
Pro forma net loss
Pro forma net loss per basic share
Pro forma basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding


The unaudited pro forma results include adjustments for the historical net loss of Magellan and Parallax Services as well as an increase in compensation expense associated with the addition of three new directors. The pro forma information is provided for informational purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of what Tellurian’s results of operations would have been if the Merger and acquisition of Parallax Services had occurred on January 1, 2016. Following the Merger Date, approximately $0.8 million of net loss related to the acquired activities has been included in our Consolidated Financial Statements.