Additionally, there have been covenant defaults under a number of our financing arrangements, mainly because of delays in the delivery of project-level audited financial statements and the delay in the filing of the Company’s audited annual financial statements for 2015 on Form 10-K. In addition, in a number of cases the SunEdison Bankruptcy resulted in defaults because SunEdison Debtors have been serving as operation and maintenance and asset management services providers or as guarantors under relevant contracts. We have been working diligently with our lenders to cure or waive instances of default, including through the completion of project-level audits and the retention of replacement service providers. However, there can be no assurance that all remaining defaults will be cured or waived. If the remaining defaults are not cured or waived, this would restrict the ability of the relevant project-level subsidiaries to make distributions to us, which may affect our ability to meet certain covenants related to our revolving credit facility at the corporate level, or entitle the related lenders to demand repayment or enforce their security interests, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, financial condition and ability to pay dividends.
The risk of substantive consolidation of the Company with SunEdison and inclusion in the SunEdison Bankruptcy as well as the existing covenant defaults and risks of future covenant defaults under a number of our financing agreements, raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
Basis of Presentation
The Company is required to recast historical financial statements when renewable energy facilities are acquired from SunEdison. The recast reflects the assets and liabilities and the results of operations of the acquired renewable energy facilities for the period the facilities were owned by SunEdison, which is in accordance with applicable rules governing transactions between entities under common control. The Company has modified the presentation of its consolidated statement of operations to separate pre-acquisition net income (loss) of renewable energy facilities acquired from SunEdison from net loss attributable to Class A common stockholders.
For all periods prior to the Company's initial public offering ("IPO") on July 23, 2014, the accompanying consolidated financial statements represent the combination of TerraForm Power and Terra LLC, the accounting predecessor, and were prepared using SunEdison's historical basis in assets and liabilities. For all periods subsequent to the IPO, the accompanying consolidated financial statements represent the results of TerraForm Power, which consolidates Terra LLC through its controlling interest.
The historical financial statements of the Predecessor include allocations of certain SunEdison corporate expenses and income tax expense. Management believes the assumptions and methodology underlying the allocation of general corporate overhead expenses are reasonable. Subsequent to the IPO, corporate expenses represent actual costs incurred by the Company under the Management Services Agreement, as more fully described in Note 19. Related Parties.
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Use of Estimates
In preparing the consolidated financial statements, the Company used estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements. Such estimates also affect the reported amounts of revenues, expenses and cash flows during the reporting period. To the extent there are material differences between the estimates and actual results, the Company's future results of operations would be affected.
Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP"). They include the results of wholly owned and partially owned subsidiaries in which the Company has a controlling interest with all significant intercompany accounts and transactions eliminated. The Company consolidates variable interest entities ("VIEs") in renewable energy facilities when determined to be the primary beneficiary.