Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Principles of Consolidation and Basis of Presentation
The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial reporting and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2021, has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date, but certain notes or other information that are normally required by U.S. GAAP have been omitted if they substantially duplicate the disclosures contained in our annual audited consolidated financial statements. The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Wheels Up Experience Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. We consolidate Wheels Up Partners MIP LLC (“MIP LLC”) and record the profits interests held in MIP LLC that Wheels Up does not own as non-controlling interests (see Note 14). All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.
Certain information and footnote disclosure normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to instructions, rules and regulations prescribed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). In the opinion of management, the unaudited financial information for the interim periods presented reflects all adjustments, which are normal and recurring, necessary for a fair presentation of the consolidated statement of operations, financial position, and cash flows. Interim results should not be regarded as indicative of results that may be expected for any other period or the entire year. The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Use of Estimates
Preparing the condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates due to risks and uncertainties, including uncertainty in the current economic environment due to the coronavirus pandemic, and any evolutions thereof (“COVID-19”). The most significant estimates include, but are not limited to, the useful lives and residual values of purchased aircraft, the fair value of financial assets and liabilities, acquired intangible assets, goodwill, contingent consideration, and other assets and liabilities, sales and use tax, the estimated life of member relationships, the determination of the allowance for credit losses, impairment assessments, the determination of the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets and the incremental borrowing rate for leases.
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
Assets and liabilities of foreign subsidiaries, where the functional currency is not the United States (“U.S.”) dollar, have been translated at period-end exchange rates and profit and loss accounts have been translated using weighted-average exchange rates. Adjustments resulting from currency translation have been recorded in the equity section of the condensed consolidated balance sheets and the condensed consolidated statements of other comprehensive loss as a cumulative translation adjustment.
Interim Impairment Test
During the second quarter of 2022, we determined that because of a sustained decrease in the quoted market price of our Class A common stock from the Closing Date, combined with a further decline in our operating margins, there was an indication that a triggering event occurred and the carrying value of our long-lived assets and goodwill may not be recoverable. As a result, we performed an undiscounted cash flow analysis of our long-lived assets for potential impairment as of June 1, 2022, and based on the analysis, it was determined that there was no impairment to our long-lived assets. In addition, we performed an interim quantitative impairment assessment of goodwill on June 1, 2022, using a discounted cash flow approach, which did not result in impairment to goodwill. There were no changes in circumstances or events which indicated a triggering event occurred or that the carrying value of our long-lived assets and goodwill may not be recoverable as of September 30, 2022.
Correction of an Immaterial Error
During the fourth quarter of 2021, we identified an immaterial error related to the accounting for equity as part of the reverse recapitalization (see Note 3) that resulted in an understatement of our accumulated deficit and an overstatement of additional paid-in capital by $32.7 million as of December 31, 2020. The error had no impact on our total equity or our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
We assessed the materiality of the error on our consolidated financial statements for prior periods and concluded that they were not material. We have corrected the error by adjusting the prior period consolidated financial statements.
Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In October 2021, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued accounting standards update (“ASU”) 2021-08, Business Combinations: Accounting for Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities from Contracts with Customers (ASC 805). This standard simplifies the measurement and recognition of contract assets and contract liabilities from contracts with customers acquired in a business combination. This guidance will generally result in the recognition of contract assets and contract liabilities consistent with those reported by the acquiree immediately before the acquisition date. We adopted ASU 2021-08 on January 1, 2022. This adoption did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.