Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Got Goodwill? Part 21

A few more large goodwill impairments:

HONG KONG -- Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China Ltd. an impairment charge of 22.79 billion yuan (US$3.33 billion) on the company's stake in Fortis NV.

First Data Corp. reported goodwill impairment charge of $3.2 billion which resulted from the decline in economic conditions which drove a change in First Data's management projections and an increase in discount rates reflected in First Data's fair value estimates.

MGM MIRAGE reported goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment charges of $1.2 billion as a result of global economic conditions and market trends--and that these trends have continued into the first quarter of 2009.

Rite Aid goodwill impairment, store impairment and deferred tax asset write-down that totaled $2.2 billion. The goodwill impairment charge is related to the July 2007 Brooks Eckerd acquisition.

Oshkosh Corporation anticipates recording non-cash impairment charges of $1.2 - $1.5 billion for the write-down of goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets in the second quarter of driven by the short-term economic environment.

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