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Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

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Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) regarding interim financial reporting. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and notes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for complete financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the final prospectus (the “Prospectus”) dated June 29, 2021 and filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).
Preparing financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts that are reported in the financial statements and the accompanying disclosures, including the vesting of share-based and other deferred compensation plan awards. Although these estimates are based on management’s knowledge of current events and actions that the Company may undertake in the future, actual results may differ materially from the estimates. These condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in U.S. Dollars.
The Company’s policy is to consolidate entities in which it has a controlling financial interest. The Company consolidates:
• Voting interest entities (“VOEs”) where the Company holds a majority of the voting interest in such VOEs; and
• Variable interest entities (“VIEs”) where the Company is the primary beneficiary.
The Company’s policy is to consolidate entities in which it has a controlling financial interest. The Company consolidates all VOEs and VIEs. Since the Company is the sole managing member of Alclear, it consolidates the financial results of Alclear. Therefore, the Company reports a non-controlling interest based on Alclear Units held by the members of Alclear on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Income or loss is attributed to the non-controlling interests based on the weighted average common units outstanding during the period and is presented on the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income/(loss). Refer to Note 13 for more information.
Intercompany transactions and balances are eliminated upon consolidation.
Significant Accounting Policies
The Company’s significant accounting policies are discussed in “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements–Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” in its Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-256851) and the Prospectus included therein. With the exception of the accounting policies described below, there have been no significant changes to the accounting policies during the six months ended June 30, 2021.
Basic and Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share
The Company applies the two-class method for calculating and presenting earnings (loss) per share by presenting earnings (loss) per share for Class A common stock and Class B common stock. In applying the two-class method, the Company allocates undistributed earnings equally on a per share basis between Class A common stock and Class B common stock. According to the Company’s certificate of incorporation, the holders of the Class A common stock and Class B common stock are entitled to participate in earnings equally on a per-share basis, as if all shares of common stock were of a single class. Holders of the Class A common stock and Class B common stock also have equal priority in liquidation and dividend distributions. Shares of Class C common stock and Class D common stock do not participate in earnings of the Company. As a result, the shares of Class C common stock and Class D common stock are not considered participating securities and are not included in the weighted-average shares outstanding for purposes of earnings (loss) per share.
Basic loss per share of Class A common stock and Class B common stock is computed by dividing net loss available to Clear Secure, Inc. by the respective weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. The Company applies the two-class method to calculate earnings per share for Class A and Class B shares. Accordingly, the Class A common stock and Class B common stock share equally in the Company’s net income and losses. Diluted earnings per share of common stock is computed by dividing net income attributable to Clear Secure, Inc., adjusted for the assumed exchange of all potentially dilutive instruments for common stock, by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding, adjusted to give effect to potentially dilutive securities. Refer to Note 15 for more information.