Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions
As described in Note 4, prior to January 2, 2019, the Company owned a 60% controlling interest in a joint venture formed with Swire, which is a related party. The joint venture arrangement involved Transition Services Agreements ("TSAs") with Swire, under which Swire provided administrative and information technology services to the joint venture. The fees incurred for these services by the joint venture were immaterial during the three months ended March 31, 2018. The Company did not incur service fees for the three months ended March 31, 2019. In addition, the joint venture paid Swire sourcing fees related to the purchase of certain inventory. These sourcing fees were capitalized into Inventories and charged to Cost of sales as the inventories were sold.
Net payables to Swire for services fees, interest expense, and miscellaneous expenses were included in Accounts payable in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. These net payables were immaterial as of March 31, 2019, December 31, 2018, and March 31, 2018.
In addition to the transactions described above, Swire is also a third-party distributor of the Company's brands in certain regions outside of mainland China and purchases products from the Company under the Company's third-party distributor terms and pricing.
The China joint venture declared a cash dividend of RMB 341.3 million (approximately US$53.3 million) in June 2018 to stockholders of record as of June 14, 2018 and paid the dividend in the third quarter of 2018. The dividend paid to Swire was RMB 136.5 million (approximately US$21.3 million at the date of declaration, which equated to approximately US$20.0 million on the date of payment). The dividend paid to the Company of $32.0 million was eliminated in consolidation. In addition, in September 2018, the Company and Swire entered into an EITA, under which the Company committed to buy out the 40% non-controlling interest in the joint venture. The buyout was subject to various terms and conditions. As part of the buyout arrangement, in September 2018 the Company placed $14.0 million in an escrow account as a portion of the funds needed to complete the buyout in early 2019. The escrow amount was shown as Restricted cash on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 31, 2018.
On January 2, 2019, the buyout transaction closed. Pursuant to the terms of the buyout arrangement, the escrow balance of $14.0 million was paid to Swire. As of March 31, 2019, a remaining obligation of $3.9 million, based on the final outcome of certain accounting estimates associated with the China joint venture as of December 31, 2018, was included in Accrued liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. As a result of the buyout, the condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company will not separately reflect amounts related to the non-controlling interest. On April 24, 2019, the Company remitted the final payment of $3.9 million to Swire.