ATEL CAPITAL EQUIPMENT FUND VIII, LLC
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
1. Organization and Limited Liability Company matters:
ATEL Capital Equipment Fund VIII, LLC (the Company or the Fund) was formed under the laws of the State of California on July 31, 1998. The Company was formed for the purpose of acquiring equipment to engage in equipment leasing and sales activities. The Managing Member or Manager of the Company is ATEL Financial Services, LLC (AFS), a California limited liability company. The Company may continue until December 31, 2019. Each Members personal liability for obligations of the Company generally will be limited to the amount of their respective contributions and rights
to undistributed profits and assets of the Company.
The Company conducted a public offering of 15,000,000 Limited Liability Company Units (Units), at a price of $10 per Unit. On January 13, 1999, subscriptions for the minimum number of Units (120,000, representing $1.2 million) had been received (excluding subscriptions from Pennsylvania investors) and AFS requested that the subscriptions be released to the Company. On that date the Company commenced operations in its primary business. Gross contributions in the amount of $135.7 million (13,570,188 units) were received as of November 30, 2000, inclusive of $500 of Initial Members capital investment and $100 of
AFS capital investment. The offering was terminated on November 30, 2000. As of September 30, 2012, 13,560,188 Units remain issued and outstanding.
The Companys principal objectives have been to invest in a diversified portfolio of equipment that (i) preserves, protects and returns the Companys invested capital; (ii) generates regular distributions to the Members of cash from operations and cash from sales or refinancing, with any balance remaining after certain minimum distributions to be used to purchase additional equipment during the reinvestment period (Reinvestment Period) (defined as six full years following the year the offering was terminated), which ended December 31, 2006, and (iii) provides additional distributions following the
Reinvestment Period and until all equipment has been sold. The Company is governed by its Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement (Operating Agreement), as amended.
Pursuant to the Operating Agreement, AFS and/or its affiliates receive compensation for services rendered and reimbursements for costs incurred on behalf of the Company (see Note 5). The Company is required to maintain reasonable cash reserves for working capital, the repurchase of Units and contingencies. The repurchase of Units is solely at the discretion of AFS.
As of September 30, 2012, the Company continues in the liquidation phase of its life cycle as defined in the Operating Agreement.
On or about December 1, 2012, the offices of the Fund and the Manager will be relocated to The Transamerica Pyramid, 600 Montgomery Street, 9th Floor, San Francisco, California 94111. The telephone number for the Manager will be the same in its new location.
These unaudited interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto contained in the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
2. Summary of significant accounting policies:
Basis of presentation:
The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q as mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The unaudited interim financial statements reflect all adjustments which are, in the opinion of the Managing Member, necessary for a fair statement of financial position and results of operations for the interim periods presented. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. Operating results for the three and nine months ended
September 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation. These reclassifications had no significant effect on the reported financial position or results of operations.