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10-Q
GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO filed this Form 10-Q on 11/01/2017
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The Graham Healthcare Group (GHG) provides home health and hospice services in three states. In June 2016, the Company acquired the outstanding 20% redeemable noncontrolling interest in Residential Healthcare (Residential). Also in June 2016, Celtic Healthcare (Celtic) and Residential combined their business operations and the Company now owns 90% of the combined entity. The company incurred approximately $2.0 million in expense in conjunction with these transactions in the second quarter of 2016. At the end of June 2017, GHG acquired Hometown Home Health and Hospice, a Lapeer, MI-based healthcare services provider. Healthcare revenues increased 5% in the first nine months of 2017, while operating results were down, due largely to increased bad debt expense and higher information systems and other integration costs.
In June 2016, Residential and a Michigan hospital formed a joint venture to provide home health services to West Michigan patients. Residential manages the operations of the joint venture and holds a 40% interest. The pro rata operating results of the joint venture are included in the Company’s equity in earnings of affiliates. In connection with this June 2016 transaction, the Company recorded a pre-tax gain of $3.2 million in the second quarter of 2016 that is included in other non-operating income.
SocialCode is a provider of marketing solutions on social, mobile and video platforms. SocialCode revenue declined 4% in the third quarter of 2017 due to lower digital advertising spend from its clients in the retail and consumer packaged goods sectors. SocialCode revenue increased 8% for the first nine months of 2017, due to growth in digital advertising service revenues. SocialCode reported operating losses of $6.2 million and $8.2 million in the third quarter and first nine months of 2017, compared to operating losses of $10.8 million and $15.3 million in the third quarter and first nine months of 2016. SocialCode's operating results included incentive accruals of $5.1 million and $1.2 million related to SocialCode’s phantom equity plans in the third quarter and first nine months of 2017, respectively; whereas 2016 results included incentive accruals of $11.3 million and $12.0 million related to phantom equity plans for the relevant periods. As of September 30, 2017, the accrual balance related to these plans is $23.2 million.
Other businesses also include Slate and Foreign Policy, which publish online and print magazines and websites; and two investment stage businesses, Panoply and CyberVista. Losses from each of these businesses in the first nine months of 2017 adversely affected operating results.
Corporate Office
Corporate office includes the expenses of the Company’s corporate office, the pension credit for the Company’s traditional defined benefit plan and certain continuing obligations related to prior business dispositions. The total pension credit for the Company’s traditional defined benefit plan was $54.6 million and $48.1 million in the first nine months of 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Without the pension credit, corporate office expenses declined slightly in the first nine months of 2017.
Equity in Earnings (Losses) of Affiliates
At September 30, 2017, the Company held interests in a number of home health and hospice joint ventures, and interests in several other affiliates. In September 2017, the Company acquired approximately 10% of Intersection Holdings, LLC, which provides digital marketing and advertising services and products for cities, transit systems, airports, and other public and private spaces. The Company recorded equity in losses of affiliates of $0.5 million for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $1.0 million for the third quarter of 2016. The Company recorded equity in earnings of affiliates of $1.4 million for the first nine months of 2017, compared to equity in losses of affiliates of $0.9 million for the first nine months of 2016.
Other Non-Operating Income (Expense) 
The Company recorded total other non-operating income, net, of $2.0 million for the third quarter of 2017, compared to other non-operating expense, net, of $18.2 million for the third quarter of 2016. The 2017 amounts included $1.4 million in foreign currency gains and other items. The 2016 amounts included a $15.0 million write-down of a cost method investment and $3.8 million in foreign currency losses, partially offset by other items.
The Company recorded total other non-operating income, net, of $6.9 million for the first nine months of 2017, compared to $15.9 million for the first nine months of 2016. The 2017 amounts included $6.6 million in foreign currency gains and other items. The 2016 amounts included a $34.1 million gain on the sale of land; an $18.9 million gain on the sale of a business; a $6.3 million gain on the sale of marketable equity securities; a $3.2 million gain on the Residential joint venture transaction and other items, partially offset by $33.3 million in foreign currency losses and $15.2 million in cost method investment write-downs.

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