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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

 

  þ QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 29, 2012

 

  ¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                     to                     

Commission file numbers 001-14141 and 333-46983

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

(Exact names of registrants as specified in their charters)

 

Delaware   13-3937434 and 13-3937436
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Nos.)
600 Third Avenue, New York, NY   10016
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(212) 697-1111

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants (1) have filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrants were required to file such reports), and (2) have been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    þ  Yes        ¨  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants have submitted electronically and posted on their corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrants were required to submit and post such files).    þ  Yes        ¨  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants are large accelerated filers, accelerated filers, non-accelerated filers, or smaller reporting companies. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   þ

  Accelerated filer   ¨   Non-accelerated filer   ¨   (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)   Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrants are shell companies (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).    ¨  Yes        þ  No

There were 96,554,031 shares of L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. common stock with a par value of $0.01 outstanding as of the close of business on July 27, 2012.

 

 

 


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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

INDEX TO QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

For the quarterly period ended June 29, 2012

 

         Page
No.
 
  PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

ITEM 1.

  Financial Statements   
 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 29, 2012 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2011

     1   
 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Quarterly and First Half periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011

     2   
 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Quarterly and First Half periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011

     4   
 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity for the First Half periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011

     5   
 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the First Half periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011

     6   
 

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

     7   

ITEM 2.

  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   
 

Overview and Outlook

     32   
 

Business Acquisitions and Dispositions

     36   
 

Results of Operations, including business segments

     36   
 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

     42   
 

Legal Proceedings and Contingencies

     46   

ITEM 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     49   

ITEM 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

     49   
  PART II — OTHER INFORMATION   

ITEM 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

     50   

ITEM 1A.

  Risk Factors      50   

ITEM 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     51   

ITEM 6.

 

Exhibits

     51   

Signature

     52   


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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions, except share data)

 

     (Unaudited)
June 29,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
ASSETS   

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 481      $ 764   

Billed receivables, net of allowances of $32 in 2012 and $27 in 2011

     1,255        1,240   

Contracts in process

     2,908        2,629   

Inventories

     383        317   

Deferred income taxes

     97        99   

Other current assets

     163        195   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     5,287        5,244   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

     977        934   

Goodwill

     8,828        8,697   

Identifiable intangible assets

     414        410   

Deferred debt issue costs

     35        33   

Other assets

     184        179   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $     15,725      $     15,497   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

  

Current liabilities:

    

Accounts payable, trade

     620        432   

Accrued employment costs

     630        631   

Accrued expenses

     470        616   

Advance payments and billings in excess of costs incurred

     587        564   

Income taxes

     23        40   

Other current liabilities

     391        407   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     2,721        2,690   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Pension and postretirement benefits

     1,108        1,137   

Deferred income taxes

     437        385   

Other liabilities

     473        436   

Long-term debt

     4,126        4,125   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     8,865        8,773   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (see Note 16)

    

Equity:

    

L-3 shareholders’ equity:

    

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.’s common stock: $.01 par value; 300,000,000 shares authorized, 96,251,510 shares outstanding at June 29, 2012 and 98,979,411 shares outstanding at December 31, 2011 (L-3 Communications Corporation’s common stock: $.01 par value, 100 shares authorized, issued and outstanding)

     5,204        5,064   

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.’s treasury stock (at cost), 49,853,027 shares at June 29, 2012 and 45,314,918 shares at December 31, 2011

     (3,931     (3,616

Retained earnings

     5,946        5,641   

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (448     (454
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total L-3 shareholders’ equity

     6,771        6,635   

Noncontrolling interests

     89        89   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity

     6,860        6,724   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

   $ 15,725      $ 15,497   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in millions, except per share data)

 

       Second Quarter Ended    
     June 29,
2012
     July 1,
2011
 

Net sales:

     

Products

   $ 1,795       $ 1,886   

Services

     1,763         1,880   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total net sales

     3,558         3,766   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cost of sales:

     

Products

     1,574         1,668   

Services

     1,610         1,694   

Engility spin-off transaction expenses

     7           
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total cost of sales

     3,191         3,362   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating income

     367         404   

Interest and other income, net

     3         5   

Interest expense

     52         56   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     318         353   

Provision for income taxes

     110         107   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 208       $ 246   

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     3         3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income attributable to L-3

   $ 205       $ 243   

Less: Net income allocable to participating securities

             1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income allocable to L-3 Holdings’ common shareholders

   $ 205       $ 242   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings per share allocable to L-3 Holdings’ common shareholders:

     

Basic

   $ 2.11       $ 2.28   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

   $ 2.08       $ 2.26   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash dividends paid per common share

   $ 0.50       $ 0.45   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

L-3 Holdings’ weighted average common shares outstanding:

     

Basic

     97.2         106.1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

     98.5         107.2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in millions, except per share data)

 

       First Half Ended    
     June 29,
2012
     July 1,
2011
 

Net sales:

     

Products

   $ 3,549       $ 3,617   

Services

     3,597         3,750   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total net sales

     7,146         7,367   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cost of sales:

     

Products

     3,123         3,180   

Services

     3,286         3,393   

Engility spin-off transaction expenses

     13           
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total cost of sales

     6,422         6,573   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating income

     724         794   

Interest and other income, net

     7         7   

Interest expense

     104         119   

Debt retirement charge

             18   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     627         664   

Provision for income taxes

     216         211   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 411       $ 453   

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     5         6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income attributable to L-3

   $ 406       $ 447   

Less: Net income allocable to participating securities

             2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income allocable to L-3 Holdings’ common shareholders

   $ 406       $ 445   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings per share allocable to L-3 Holdings’ common shareholders:

     

Basic

   $ 4.14       $ 4.15   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

   $ 4.08       $ 4.11   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash dividends paid per common share

   $ 1.00       $ 0.90   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

L-3 Holdings’ weighted average common shares outstanding:

     

Basic

     98.1         107.3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

     99.4         108.4   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(in millions)

 

       Second Quarter Ended         First Half Ended    
     June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011
    June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011
 

Net income

   $ 208      $ 246      $ 411      $ 453   

Other comprehensive income (loss):

        

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     (47     13        (18     67   

Unrealized (losses) gains on hedging instruments(1)

     (1     (1     2        (2

Pension and postretirement benefit plans:

        

Amortization of net loss and prior service cost previously recognized(2)

     11        8        22        16   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss):

     (37     20        6        81   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

     171        266        417        534   

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest

     3        3        5        6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to L-3

   $     168      $     263      $     412      $     528   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1) 

Amounts are net of income tax benefits of $1 for the quarterly periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011, respectively, and income taxes of $1 million and an income tax benefit of $2 million for the first half periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011, respectively.

 

(2) 

Amounts are net of income taxes of $6 million and $5 million for the quarterly periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011, respectively, and $12 million and $10 million for the first half periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011, respectively.

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY

(in millions, except per share data)

 

    L-3 Holdings’
Common Stock
    Additional
Paid-in
Capital
                Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
    Noncontrolling
Interests
    Total
Equity
 
    Shares
Outstanding
    Par
Value
      Treasury
Stock
    Retained
Earnings
       

For the first half ended June 29, 2012:

               

Balance at December 31, 2011

    99.0      $ 1      $ 5,063      $ (3,616   $ 5,641      $   (454   $ 89      $ 6,724   

Net income

            406          5        411   

Other comprehensive income

              6          6   

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

                (5     (5

Cash dividends paid on common stock ($1.00 per share)

            (98         (98

Shares issued:

               

Employee savings plans

    1.2          75                75   

Exercise of stock options

    0.2          9                9   

Employee stock purchase plan

    0.4          21                21   

Stock-based compensation expense

        33                33   

Treasury stock purchased

    (4.5         (315           (315

Other

             2          (3         (1
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at June 29, 2012

    96.3      $   1      $    5,203      $    (3,931   $    5,946      $ (448   $    89      $    6,860   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

For the first half ended July 1, 2011:

               

Balance at December 31, 2010

    108.6      $ 1      $ 4,800      $ (2,658   $ 4,877      $ (256   $ 91      $ 6,855   

Net income

            447          6        453   

Other comprehensive income

              81          81   

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

                (6     (6

Cash dividends paid on common stock ($0.90 per share)

            (97         (97

Shares issued:

               

Employee savings plans

    1.1          78                78   

Exercise of stock options

    0.3          20                20   

Employee stock purchase plan

    0.9          23                23   

Stock-based compensation expense

        34                34   

Treasury stock purchased

    (5.4         (429           (429

Other

    0.1          5          (2         3   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at July 1, 2011

    105.6      $ 1      $ 4,960      $ (3,087   $ 5,225      $ (175   $ 91      $ 7,015   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in millions)

 

       First Half Ended    
     June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011
 

Operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 411      $ 453   

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

     87        88   

Amortization of intangibles and other assets

     32        35   

Deferred income tax provision

     40        56   

Stock-based employee compensation expense

     33        34   

Contributions to employee savings plans in L-3 Holdings’ common stock

     75        78   

Amortization of pension and postretirement benefit plans net loss and prior service cost

     34        26   

Amortization of bond discounts (included in interest expense)

     1        3   

Amortization of deferred debt issue costs (included in interest expense)

     3        5   

Non-cash portion of debt retirement charge

            5   

Other non-cash items

     3        (3

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding acquired and divested amounts:

    

Billed receivables

     4        67   

Contracts in process

     (237     (182

Inventories

     (68     (41

Accounts payable, trade

     172        42   

Accrued employment costs

     (6     (32

Accrued expenses

     (156     9   

Advance payments and billings in excess of costs incurred

     7        (26

Income taxes

     24        (17

Excess income tax benefits related to share-based payment arrangements

     (1     (2

Other current liabilities

     (29     (18

Pension and postretirement benefits

     (34     (35

All other operating activities

     13        (26
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash from operating activities

     408        519   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Investing activities:

    

Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

     (216     (15

Capital expenditures

     (76     (78

Dispositions of property, plant and equipment

     1        1   

Other investing activities

     (4     3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (295     (89
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Financing activities:

    

Proceeds from sale of senior notes

            646   

Redemption of senior subordinated notes

            (650

Redemption of CODES

            (11

Borrowings under revolving credit facility

     199        371   

Repayment of borrowings under revolving credit facility

     (199     (371

Common stock repurchased

     (315     (429

Dividends paid on L-3 Holdings’ common stock

     (98     (97

Proceeds from exercises of stock options

     8        18   

Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan

     21        23   

Debt issue costs

     (6     (6

Excess income tax benefits related to share-based payment arrangements

     1        2   

Other financing activities

     (4       
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (393     (504
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

     (3     15   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (283     (59

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period

     764        607   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period

   $       481      $       548   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.  Description of Business

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. derives all of its operating income and cash flows from its wholly-owned subsidiary, L-3 Communications Corporation (L-3 Communications). L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (L-3 Holdings and, together with its subsidiaries, referred to herein as L-3 or the “Company”) is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The Company’s customers include the United States (U.S.) Department of Defense (DoD) and its prime contractors, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of State (DoS), U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), allied foreign governments, domestic and foreign commercial customers and select other U.S. federal, state and local government agencies.

The Company has the following four reportable segments: (1) C3ISR, (2) Electronic Systems, (3) Aircraft Modernization and Maintenance (AM&M), and (4) Government Services. Financial information with respect to each of the Company’s segments is included in Note 20. C3ISR provides products and services for the global ISR market, C3 systems, networked communications systems and secure communications products. The Company believes that these products and services are critical elements for a substantial number of major command, control and communication, intelligence gathering and space systems. These products and services are used to connect a variety of airborne, space, ground and sea-based communication systems and are used in the transmission, processing, recording, monitoring, and dissemination functions of these communication systems. Electronic Systems provides a broad range of products and services, including components, products, subsystems and systems and related services to military and commercial customers in several niche markets across several business areas, including microwave, power & control systems, integrated sensor systems, aviation products, simulation & training, warrior systems, precision engagement, security & detection, space & propulsion, undersea warfare and marine services. AM&M provides modernization, upgrades and sustainment, maintenance and logistics support services for military and various government aircraft and other platforms. The Company sells these services primarily to the DoD, the Canadian Department of Defense and other allied foreign governments. Government Services provides a full range of systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA), training, operational support, cyber security, intelligence, enterprise information technology (IT) and security solutions services to the DoD, DoS, DoJ, and U.S. Government intelligence agencies and allied foreign governments.

On July 17, 2012 the Company successfully completed the previously announced spin-off of its subsidiary, Engility Holdings, Inc. L-3 shareholders of record as of July 16, 2012 (the “record date”) received one share of Engility common stock for every six shares of L-3 common stock held on the record date. In connection with the spin-off, Engility made a net cash distribution of approximately $325 million to L-3. The Company used a portion of the proceeds to redeem $250 million of its 63/ 8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015 (2015 Notes) on July 26, 2012 and intends to use the remaining proceeds to repurchase approximately $75 million of its outstanding shares of common stock. See Note 9 for additional information on the redemption of the 2015 Notes.

The spin-off has been structured to qualify as a tax-free distribution to L-3 shareholders for U.S. federal tax purposes, except for cash received in lieu of fractional shares. Engility began trading as an independent publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange on July 18, 2012.

Engility includes the SETA, training and operational support services that were part of L-3’s Government Services segment. L-3 is retaining its cyber security, intelligence, enterprise IT and security solutions businesses that are also a part of L-3’s Government Services segment, which has been renamed National Security Solutions (NSS). The NSS businesses develop unique solutions to address growing challenges for DoD, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, and global security customers.

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

As the spin-off was completed subsequent to the end of L-3’s 2012 second quarter, Engility financial results will be reported as discontinued operations beginning with L-3’s 2012 third quarter, along with all comparative prior periods. All amounts reported in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q include Engility financial results, unless otherwise indicated.

2.  Basis of Presentation

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the quarterly and first half periods ended June 29, 2012 should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements of L-3 Holdings and L-3 Communications included in their Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Principles of Consolidation and Reporting

The accompanying financial statements comprise the consolidated financial statements of L-3 Holdings and L-3 Communications. L-3 Holdings’ only asset is its investment in the common stock of L-3 Communications, its wholly-owned subsidiary, and its only obligations are: (1) the 3% Convertible Contingent Debt Securities (CODES) due 2035, which were issued by L-3 Holdings on July 29, 2005, (2) its guarantee of borrowings under the Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Facility of L-3 Communications and (3) its guarantee of other contractual obligations of L-3 Communications and its subsidiaries. L-3 Holdings’ obligations relating to the CODES have been jointly, severally, fully and unconditionally guaranteed by L-3 Communications and certain of its wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries. Accordingly, such debt has been reflected as debt of L-3 Communications in its consolidated financial statements in accordance with the accounting standards for pushdown accounting. All issuances of and conversions into L-3 Holdings’ equity securities, including grants of stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units and performance units by L-3 Holdings to employees and directors of L-3 Communications and its subsidiaries, have been reflected in the consolidated financial statements of L-3 Communications. As a result, the consolidated financial positions, results of operations and cash flows of L-3 Holdings and L-3 Communications are substantially the same. See Note 22 for additional information regarding the unaudited financial information of L-3 Communications and its subsidiaries.

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X of the SEC. Accordingly, they do not include all of the disclosures required by U.S. GAAP for a complete set of annual audited financial statements. The December 31, 2011 condensed consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by U.S. GAAP. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal and recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods presented have been included. The results of operations for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year.

It is the Company’s established practice to close its books for the quarters ending March, June and September on the Friday nearest to the end of the calendar quarter. The interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared and are labeled based on that convention. The Company closes its books for annual periods on December 31 regardless of what day it falls on.

Accounting Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of sales and costs of sales during the reporting period. The most significant of these estimates and assumptions relate to contract revenue,

 

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AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

profit and loss recognition, fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in business combinations, market values for inventories reported at lower of cost or market, pension and post-retirement benefit obligations, stock-based employee compensation expense, income taxes, including the valuations of deferred tax assets, litigation reserves and environmental obligations, accrued product warranty costs, and the recoverability, useful lives and valuation of recorded amounts of long-lived assets, identifiable intangible assets and goodwill. Changes in estimates are reflected in the periods during which they become known. Actual amounts will differ from these estimates and could differ materially.

Sales and profits on contracts that are covered by accounting standards for construction-type and production-type contracts and federal government contractors are recognized using percentage-of-completion (POC) methods of accounting. For the year ended December 31, 2011, sales on such contracts represented approximately 40% of our consolidated net sales, including approximately 30% from fixed-price type contracts and 10% from cost-plus type contracts. For contracts accounted for under contract accounting standards, sales and profits are recognized based on: (1) a POC method of accounting (fixed-price contracts), (2) allowable costs incurred plus the estimated profit on those costs (cost-plus contracts), or (3) direct labor hours expended multiplied by the contractual fixed rate per hour plus incurred costs for material (time-and-material contracts). Sales and profits on fixed-price production contracts under which units are produced and delivered in a continuous or sequential process are recorded as units are delivered based on their contractual selling prices (the “units-of-delivery” method). Sales and profits on each fixed-price production contract under which units are not produced and delivered in a continuous or sequential process, or under which a relatively few number of units are produced, are recorded based on the ratio of actual cumulative costs incurred to total estimated costs at completion of the contract multiplied by the total estimated contract revenue, less cumulative sales recognized in prior periods (the “cost-to-cost” method). Under both POC methods of accounting, a single estimated total profit margin is used to recognize profit for each contract over its entire period of performance, which can exceed one year.

Accounting for the sales and profit on these fixed-price type contracts requires the preparation of estimates of (1) the total contract revenue, (2) the total costs at completion, which is equal to the sum of the actual incurred costs to date on the contract and the estimated costs to complete the contract’s statement of work, and (3) the measurement of progress towards completion. The estimated profit or loss at completion on a contract is equal to the difference between the total estimated contract revenue and the total estimated cost at completion. The profit recorded on a contract in any period using either the units-of-delivery method or cost-to-cost method is equal to the current estimated total profit margin multiplied by the cumulative sales recognized, less the amount of cumulative profit previously recorded for the contract.

Sales and profits on cost-plus type contracts that are covered by contract accounting standards are recognized as allowable costs are incurred on the contract, at an amount equal to the allowable costs plus the estimated profit on those costs. The estimated profit on a cost-plus type contract is fixed or variable based on the contractual fee arrangement. Incentive and award fees are the primary variable fee contractual arrangement types for the Company. Incentive and award fees on cost-plus type contracts are included as an element of total estimated contract revenues and are recorded to sales when a basis exists for the reasonable prediction of performance in relation to established contractual targets and the Company is able to make reasonably dependable estimates for them.

Sales and profits on time-and-material type contracts are recognized on the basis of direct labor hours expended multiplied by the contractual fixed rate per hour, plus the actual costs of materials and other direct non-labor costs.

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

Revisions or adjustments to estimates for a contract’s revenue, estimated costs at completion and estimated profit or loss are often required as work progresses under a contract, as experience is gained, as facts and circumstances change and as new information is obtained, even though the scope of work required under the contract may not change. Revisions or adjustments may also be required if contract modifications occur. The impact of revisions in profit (loss) estimates for all types of contracts subject to percentage-of-completion accounting are recognized on a cumulative catch-up basis in the period in which the revisions are made. The revisions in contract estimates, if significant, can materially affect our results of operations and cash flows, as well as reduce the valuations of receivables and inventories, and in some cases result in liabilities to complete contracts in a loss position. Aggregate net changes in contract estimates increased consolidated operating income by $60 million, or 8.3%, for the first half ended June 29, 2012 and $39 million, or 4.9%, for the first half ended July 1, 2011.

For a more complete discussion of these estimates and assumptions, see the Annual Report of L-3 Holdings and L-3 Communications on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Reclassifications

Effective January 1, 2012, the Company re-aligned a business unit’s management and organizational structure, and made related reclassifications between its C3ISR and Electronic Systems segments. The segment results presented in this quarterly report reflect this reclassification. See Note 20 for the prior period sales, operating income, and assets reclassified between segments.

3.  New Accounting Standards

Effective January 1, 2012 the Company retrospectively adopted a new accounting standard issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for the presentation of comprehensive income in financial statements. The adoption of this standard resulted in the presentation of a total for comprehensive income, and the components of net income and other comprehensive income in two separate, but consecutive statements. The adoption of this standard only changed how we present comprehensive income and did not impact the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Effective January 1, 2012, the Company adopted a revised accounting standard issued by the FASB allowing companies to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If, as a result of the qualitative assessment, it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, a more detailed two-step goodwill impairment test will be performed to identify potential goodwill impairment and measure the amount of loss to be recognized, if any. The standard is effective for goodwill impairment tests performed beginning in 2012, and did not have an impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

4.  Acquisitions and Dispositions

All of the business acquisitions discussed below are included in the Company’s results of operations from their respective dates of acquisition.

2012 Business Acquisitions

On February 6, 2012, the Company acquired the Kollmorgen Electro-Optical (KEO) business for a purchase price of $205 million, which was financed with cash on hand. KEO develops and manufactures specialized equipment, including submarine photonics systems and periscopes, ship fire control systems, visual landing aids, ground electro-optical and sensor-cueing systems for the U.S. military and allied foreign governments. Based on preliminary purchase price allocations, goodwill of $137 million was recognized, of which $69 million is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes. The goodwill was assigned to the Electronic Systems

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

segment. In addition, the Company recognized customer contractual relationships and technology intangibles of $32 million in the aggregate, with estimated weighted average useful lives of 10 years. The final purchase price, which is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2012, is subject to adjustment based on the closing date net working capital. In addition, the final purchase price allocation is also expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012 and will be based on the final purchase price, final appraisals and other analysis of fair values of acquired assets and liabilities. The Company does not expect differences between the preliminary and final purchase price allocation to have a material impact on its results of operations or financial position.

On April 13, 2012, the Company acquired the assets and liabilities of MAVCO, Inc. (MAVCO) for $10 million, with cash on hand. MAVCO is an audio, video, lighting and broadcast systems integration business primarily for cruise lines. Based on a preliminary purchase price allocation, goodwill of $8 million was recognized, all of which is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes. The goodwill was assigned to the Electronics Systems segment. In addition, the Company recognized customer relationships and technology intangibles of $1 million in the aggregate, with estimated weighted average useful lives of 7 years. The Company does not expect that differences between the preliminary and final purchase price allocation to have a material impact on its results of operations or financial position.

2011 Business Acquisitions and Disposition

During the year ended December 31, 2011, in separate transactions, the Company acquired: (1) the communications and engineering business of ComHouse Wireless L.P. (ComHouse), which provides the Company with cellular wave form modulation technology, and (2) the cargo radiation screening business of Detector Networks International LLL (DNI) for an aggregate purchase price of $18 million. Both business acquisitions were financed with cash on hand. Based on the purchase price allocations, which were finalized as of June 29, 2012, the aggregate goodwill recognized for the two acquired businesses was $19 million, of which $14 million is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes. The goodwill recognized for these businesses was assigned to the Electronic Systems segment.

In February 2011, the Company divested the Microdyne Corporation business, which was within the Electronic Systems segment. See Note 4 to the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for additional information regarding these business acquisitions and the disposition.

Unaudited Pro Forma Statements of Operations Data

The following unaudited pro forma Statement of Operations data presents the combined results of the Company and its business acquisitions completed during the first half ended June 29, 2012 and the year ended December 31, 2011, in each case assuming that the business acquisitions completed during the first half ended June 29, 2012 and the year ended December 31, 2011 had occurred on January 1, 2011.

 

       Second Quarter Ended          First Half Ended    
       June 29, 2012          July 1, 2011          June 29, 2012          July 1, 2011    

Pro forma net sales

   $   3,558       $   3,815       $   7,162       $   7,456   

Pro forma net income attributable to L-3

     205         247         406         454   

Pro forma diluted earnings per share

     2.08         2.30         4.08         4.17   

The unaudited pro forma results disclosed in the table above are based on various assumptions and are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that would have occurred had the Company completed these acquisitions on January 1, 2011.

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

5.  Contracts in Process

The components of contracts in process are presented in the table below.

 

     June 29,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Unbilled contract receivables, gross

   $   3,078      $   2,926   

Unliquidated progress payments

     (1,173     (1,146
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Unbilled contract receivables, net

     1,905        1,780   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Inventoried contract costs, gross

     1,082        928   

Unliquidated progress payments

     (79     (79
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Inventoried contract costs, net

     1,003        849   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total contracts in process

   $ 2,908      $ 2,629   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Inventoried Contract Costs. In accordance with contract accounting standards, the Company’s U.S. Government contractor businesses account for the portion of their general and administrative (G&A), independent research and development (IRAD) and bids and proposal (B&P) costs that are allowable and reimbursable indirect contract costs under U.S. Government procurement regulations on their U.S. Government contracts (revenue arrangements) as inventoried contract costs. G&A, IRAD and B&P costs are allocated to contracts for which the U.S. Government is the end customer and are charged to costs of sales when sales on the related contracts are recognized. The Company’s U.S. Government contractor businesses record the unallowable portion of their G&A, IRAD and B&P costs to expense as incurred, and do not include them in inventoried contract costs.

The table below presents a summary of G&A, IRAD and B&P costs included in inventoried contract costs and the changes to them, including amounts charged to cost of sales by the Company’s U.S. Government contractor businesses for the periods presented.

 

       Second Quarter Ended          First Half Ended    
     June 29,
2012
     July 1,
2011
     June 29,
2012
     July 1,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Amounts included in inventoried contract costs at beginning of the period

   $ 100        $ 102        $ 91        $ 97    

Add: IRAD and B&P costs

     93          94          180          172    

Other G&A costs

     246          242          481          473    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total contract costs incurred

     339          336          661          645    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Less: Amounts charged to cost of sales

     (334)         (326)         (647)         (630)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Amounts included in inventoried contract costs at end of the period

   $ 105        $ 112        $ 105        $ 112    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

The table below presents a summary of selling, general and administrative expenses and research and development expenses for the Company’s commercial businesses, which are expensed as incurred and not included in inventoried contract costs.

 

.        Second Quarter Ended              First Half Ended      
     June 29,
2012
     July 1,
2011
     June 29,
2012
     July 1,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Selling, general and administrative expenses

   $ 75        $ 76        $ 151        $ 153    

Research and development expenses

     24          24          43          44    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 99        $ 100        $ 194        $ 197    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

6.  Inventories

Inventories at Lower of Cost or Market. The table below presents the components of inventories at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out or average cost) or realizable value.

 

     June 29,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Raw materials, components and sub-assemblies

   $ 163       $ 121   

Work in process

     153         143   

Finished goods

     67         53   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $   383       $   317   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

7.  Goodwill and Identifiable Intangible Assets

Goodwill. In accordance with the accounting standards for business combinations, the Company records the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition (commonly referred to as the purchase price allocation). The table below presents the changes in goodwill by segment.

 

     C3ISR     Electronic
Systems
    AM&M     Government
Services
     Consolidated
Total
 
     (in millions)  

Balance at December 31, 2011

   $ 866      $ 4,471      $ 1,169      $ 2,191       $ 8,697   

Business acquisitions(1)

     —          145        —          —           145   

Foreign currency translation adjustments(2)

     —          (12     (2     —           (14

Segment reclassification(3)

     (69     69        —          —           —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at June 29, 2012

   $   797      $   4,673      $   1,167      $   2,191       $   8,828   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

(1) 

The increase in goodwill for the Electronic Systems segment is due to the KEO and MAVCO business acquisitions. See Note 4 for further discussion regarding these acquisitions.

(2) 

The decreases in goodwill presented in the AM&M and Electronic Systems segments were primarily due to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar against the Euro, Canadian dollar and British pound during the first half period ended June 29, 2012.

(3) 

Effective January 1, 2012, the Company re-aligned a business unit’s management and organizational structure, as discussed in Note 2, and made a reclassification of goodwill between the C3ISR and Electronic Systems segments during the quarter ended March 30, 2012.

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

Identifiable Intangible Assets. Information on the Company’s identifiable intangible assets that are subject to amortization is presented in the table below.

 

     June 29, 2012      December 31, 2011  
     Weighted
Average
Amortization
Period
     Gross
Carrying
Amount
     Accumulated
Amortization
     Net
Carrying
Amount
     Gross
Carrying
Amount
     Accumulated
Amortization
     Net
Carrying
Amount
 
     (in years)                    (in millions)                

Customer contractual relationships

     22       $ 604       $ 272       $ 332       $ 584       $ 252       $ 332   

Technology

     11         160         93         67         149         87         62   

Other

     16         29         14         15         29         13         16   
     

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     20       $   793       $   379       $   414       $   762       $   352       $   410   
     

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Amortization expense recorded by the Company for its identifiable intangible assets is presented in the table below.

 

         Second Quarter Ended              First Half Ended      
     June 29,
2012
     July 1,
2011
     June 29,
2012
     July 1,
2011
 

Amortization Expense

   $   13       $   15       $   27       $   30   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Based on gross carrying amounts at June 29, 2012, the Company’s estimate of amortization expense for identifiable intangible assets for the years ending December 31, 2012 through 2016 are presented in the table below.

 

     Year Ending December 31,  
     2012      2013      2014      2015      2016  
     (in millions)  

Estimated amortization expense

   $   56       $   46       $   47       $   42       $   35   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

8.  Other Current Liabilities and Other Liabilities

The table below presents the components of other current liabilities.

 

     June 29,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Other Current Liabilities:

     

Accruals for pending and threatened litigation (see Note 16)

   $ 14       $ 24   

Accrued product warranty costs

     84         90   

Estimated costs in excess of estimated contract value to complete contracts in process in a loss position

     62         78   

Accrued interest

     58         59   

Deferred revenues

     49         48   

Other

     124         108   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total other current liabilities

   $   391       $   407   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

The table below presents the components of other liabilities.

 

     June 29,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Other Liabilities:

     

Non-current income taxes payable (see Note 10)

   $ 206       $ 201   

Deferred compensation

     56         54   

Accrued workers’ compensation

     56         56   

Estimated contingent purchase price payable for acquired businesses

     12         16   

Notes payable and capital lease obligations

     29         10   

Accrued product warranty costs

     16         4   

Other

     98         95   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total other liabilities

   $   473       $   436   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The table below presents the changes in the Company’s accrued product warranty costs.

 

         First Half Ended      
     June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Accrued product warranty costs:(1)

    

Balance at January 1

   $     94      $     92   

Acquisitions during the period

     2          

Accruals for product warranties issued during the period

     42        37   

Foreign currency translation adjustments

            2   

Settlements made during the period

     (38     (37
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

   $ 100      $ 94   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1) 

Warranty obligations incurred in connection with long-term production contracts that are accounted for under the percentage-of-completion cost-to-cost method are included within the contract estimates at completion and are excluded from the above amounts. The balances above include both the current and non-current amounts.

 

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AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

9.  Debt

The components of debt and a reconciliation to the carrying amount of long-term debt is presented in the table below.

 

     June 29,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

L-3 Communications:

    

Borrowings under Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Facility(1)

   $      $   

3.95% Senior Notes due 2016

     500        500   

5.20% Senior Notes due 2019

     1,000        1,000   

4.75% Senior Notes due 2020

     800        800   

4.95% Senior Notes due 2021

     650        650   

6 3/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015

     500        500   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Subtotal

     3,450        3,450   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

L-3 Holdings:

    

3% Convertible Contingent Debt Securities due 2035(2)

     689        689   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Principal amount of long-term debt

     4,139        4,139   

Less: Unamortized discounts

     (13     (14
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Carrying amount of long-term debt

   $     4,126      $     4,125   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

(1) 

The Company’s three-year revolving credit facility, which was amended and restated on February 3, 2012 and matures on February 3, 2017, provides for total aggregate borrowings of up to $1 billion. At June 29, 2012, available borrowings under the Amended and Restated Revolving Credit facility were $996 million after reductions for outstanding letters of credit of $4 million.

 

(2) 

Under select conditions, including if L-3 Holdings common stock price is more than 120% (currently $110.60) of the then current conversion price (currently $92.17) for a specified period, the conversion feature of the CODES will require L-3 Holdings, upon conversion, to pay the holders of the CODES the principal amount in cash, and if the settlement amount exceeds the principal amount, the excess will be settled in cash or stock or a combination thereof, at the Company’s option. At the current conversion price of $92.17, the aggregate consideration to be delivered upon conversion would be determined based on 7.0 million shares of L-3 Holdings’ common stock. See Note 10 to the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for additional information regarding the CODES, including conditions for conversion. L-3 Holdings’ closing stock price on August 1, 2012 was $69.87 per share. Through February 1, 2011, the effective interest rate on the CODES was 6.33% and interest expense related to both the contractual coupon interest and amortization of the discount on the liability component. The Company amortized the discount on the liability component of the CODES through February 1, 2011 which was the first date that the holders of the CODES had a contractual right to require L-3 Holdings to repurchase the CODES. Interest expense for the CODES after February 1, 2011 relates only to the contractual coupon interest. Interest expense recognized was $5 million for the second quarterly periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011, respectively, and $10 million and $12 million for the first half periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011, respectively. The carrying amount of the equity component (conversion feature) of the CODES was $64 million at June 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

On February 3, 2012, L-3 Communications amended and restated its $1 billion Revolving Credit Facility, which extended the expiration date to February 3, 2017. See Note 10 to the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for additional information regarding the Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement.

On July 26, 2012 (the redemption date), L-3 Communications utilized a portion of the proceeds from the spin-off of Engility to redeem $250 million in aggregate principal of the 2015 Notes at a redemption price of

 

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

102.125% of the principal amount redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, up to but not including the redemption date. In connection with the redemption of the 2015 Notes, the Company will record a debt retirement charge of approximately $8 million in the quarter ending September 28, 2012.

10.  Income Taxes

The Company and its subsidiaries file income tax returns in the U.S. Federal jurisdiction and various state and foreign jurisdictions. As of June 29, 2012, the statutes of limitations for the Company’s U.S. Federal income tax returns for the years ended December 31, 2008 through 2010 were open. As of June 29, 2012, the Company anticipates that unrecognized tax benefits will decrease by approximately $21 million over the next 12 months due to the potential resolution of unrecognized tax benefits involving several jurisdictions and tax periods. The actual amount of the decrease over the next 12 months could vary significantly depending on the ultimate timing and nature of any settlement.

Non-current income taxes payable include accrued potential interest of $16 million ($10 million after income taxes) at June 29, 2012 and $14 million ($8 million after income taxes) at December 31, 2011, respectively, and potential penalties of $13 million at both June 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

11.  L-3 Holdings’ Earnings Per Common Share

A reconciliation of basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS) is presented in the table below.

 

         Second Quarter Ended             First Half Ended      
     June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011
    June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011
 
     (in millions, except per share data)  

Reconciliation of net income:

        

Net income

   $ 208      $ 246      $ 411      $ 453   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     (3     (3     (5     (6

Net income allocable to participating securities

            (1            (2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income allocable to L-3 Holdings’ common shareholders

   $ 205      $ 242      $ 406      $ 445   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per share allocable to L-3 Holdings’ common shareholders:

        

Basic:

        

Weighted average common shares outstanding

     97.2        106.1        98.1        107.3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share:

        

Net income

   $ 2.11      $ 2.28      $ 4.14      $ 4.15   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted:

        

Common and potential common shares:

        

Weighted average common shares outstanding

     97.2        106.1        98.1        107.3   

Assumed exercise of stock options

     1.6        2.7        1.4        2.7   

Unvested restricted stock awards

     2.4        1.9        2.2        1.6   

Employee stock purchase plan contributions

     0.3               0.3          

Performance unit awards

                          0.1   

Assumed purchase of common shares for treasury

     (3.0     (3.5     (2.6     (3.3

Assumed conversion of the CODES(1)

                            
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Common and potential common shares

           98.5            107.2              99.4            108.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share:

        

Net income

   $ 2.08      $ 2.26      $ 4.08      $ 4.11   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

 

 

(1) 

L-3 Holdings’ CODES had no impact on diluted EPS for the quarterly or first half periods ended June 29, 2012 or July 1, 2011 as the average market price of L-3 Holdings common stock during these periods was less than the price at which the CODES would have been convertible into L-3 Holdings common stock. As of June 29, 2012, the conversion price was $95.46.

The computation of diluted EPS excluded 3.5 million and 3.6 million of stock options for the quarterly and first half periods ended June 29, 2012, respectively, and 3.0 million and 2.9 million of stock options and restricted stock units for the quarterly and first half periods ended July 1, 2011, respectively, as they were anti-dilutive.

12.  Equity

On April 26, 2011, L-3 Holdings’ Board of Directors approved a new share repurchase program that authorizes L-3 Holdings to repurchase up to $1.5 billion of its outstanding shares of common stock through April 30, 2013. Repurchases of L-3 Holdings common stock under the share repurchase programs, approved by the Board of Directors, are made at management’s discretion in accordance with applicable U.S. federal securities laws in the open market or otherwise. The timing and actual number of shares to be repurchased in the future will depend on a variety of factors, including the Company’s financial position, earnings, legal requirements, other investment opportunities (including acquisitions), market conditions and other factors. All share repurchases of L-3 Holdings common stock have been recorded as treasury shares. L-3 Holdings repurchased 4.5 million shares of its common stock at an average price of $69.46 per share for an aggregate amount of approximately $315 million from January 1, 2012 through June 29, 2012. At June 29, 2012, the remaining dollar value under the $1.5 billion share repurchase program was approximately $819 million.

From June 30, 2012 through August 1, 2012, L-3 Holdings repurchased 320,726 shares of its common stock at an average price of $69.27 per share for an aggregate amount of $22 million.

On June 26, 2012, L-3 Holdings’ Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share, payable on September 17, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 17, 2012.

13.  Fair Value Measurements

The following table presents the fair value hierarchy level for each of the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured and recorded at fair value on a recurring basis.

 

     June 29, 2012      December 31, 2011  

Description

   Level  1(1)      Level  2(2)      Level  3(3)      Level  1(1)      Level  2(2)      Level  3(3)  
     (in millions)  

Assets

                 

Cash equivalents

   $ 293       $       $       $ 725       $       $   

Derivatives (foreign currency forward contracts)

             8                         10           
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 293       $ 8       $       $ 725       $ 10       $   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities

                 

Derivatives (foreign currency forward contracts)

   $       $ 4       $       $       $ 9       $   

 

 

(1) 

Level 1 is based on quoted market prices available in active markets for identical assets or liabilities as of the reporting date. Cash equivalents are primarily held in registered money market funds which are valued using quoted market prices.

(2) 

Level 2 is based on pricing inputs other than quoted prices in active markets, which are either directly or indirectly observable. The fair value is determined using a valuation model based on observable market inputs, including quoted foreign currency forward exchange rates and consideration of non-performance risk.

(3) 

Level 3 is based on pricing inputs that are not observable and not corroborated by market data. The Company has no Level 3 assets or liabilities.

 

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14.  Financial Instruments

At June 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company’s financial instruments consisted primarily of cash and cash equivalents, billed receivables, trade accounts payable, long-term debt (i.e., Senior Notes, Senior Subordinated Notes and CODES) and foreign currency forward contracts. The carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, billed receivables and trade accounts payable are representative of their respective fair values because of the short-term maturities or expected settlement dates of these instruments. The carrying amounts and estimated fair values of the Company’s long-term debt and foreign currency forward contracts are presented in the table below.

 

     June 29, 2012      December 31, 2011  
     Carrying
  Amount  
     Estimated
  Fair Value  
     Carrying
  Amount  
     Estimated
  Fair Value  
 
     (in millions)  

Senior Notes(1)

   $   2,939       $   3,168       $   2,938       $   2,940   

Senior Subordinated Notes(1)

     498         511         498         513   

CODES(1)

     689         673         689         658   

Foreign currency forward contracts(2)

                           

 

 

(1) 

The Company measures the fair value of its long-term debt using Level 2 inputs based primarily on current market yields for its existing debt traded in the secondary market.

(2) 

See Note 15 for additional disclosures regarding the notional amounts and fair values of foreign currency forward contracts.

15.  Derivative Financial Instruments

The Company’s derivative financial instruments include foreign currency forward contracts, which are entered into for risk management purposes, and an embedded derivative representing the contingent interest payment provision related to the CODES.

Foreign Currency Forward Contracts. The Company’s U.S. and foreign businesses enter into contracts with customers, subcontractors or vendors that are denominated in currencies other than their functional currencies. To protect the functional currency equivalent cash flows associated with certain of these contracts, the Company enters into foreign currency forward contracts. The Company’s activities involving foreign currency forward contracts are designed to hedge the changes in the functional currency equivalent cash flows due to movements in foreign exchange rates compared to the functional currency. The foreign currencies hedged are primarily the Canadian dollar, the Euro, the British pound and the U.S. dollar. The Company manages exposure to counterparty non-performance credit risk by entering into foreign currency forward contracts only with major financial institutions that are expected to fully perform under the terms of such contracts. Foreign currency forward contracts are recorded in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets at fair value and are generally designated and accounted for as cash flow hedges in accordance with the accounting standards for derivative instruments and hedging activities. Gains and losses on designated foreign currency forward contracts that are highly effective in offsetting the corresponding change in the cash flows of the hedged transactions are recorded net of income taxes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (accumulated OCI) and then recognized in income when the underlying hedged transaction affects income. Gains and losses on foreign currency forward contracts that do not meet hedge accounting criteria are recognized in income immediately.

 

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AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

Notional amounts are used to measure the volume of foreign currency forward contracts and do not represent exposure to foreign currency losses. The table below presents the notional amounts of the Company’s outstanding foreign currency forward contracts by currency at June 29, 2012:

 

Currency

   Notional Amount  
     (in millions)  

Canadian dollar

     $      99   

U.S. dollar

     45   

Euro

     27   

British pound

     26   

Other

               1   
  

 

 

 

Total

     $    198   
  

 

 

 

At June 29, 2012, the Company’s foreign currency forward contracts had maturities through 2016.

Embedded Derivative. The embedded derivative related to the issuance of the CODES is recorded at fair value, which was zero at June 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

The table below presents the fair values and the location of the Company’s derivative instruments in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

    Fair Values of Derivative Instruments(1)  
    June 29, 2012     December 31, 2011  
    Other
Current
Assets
    Other
Assets
    Other
Current
Liabilities
    Other
Liabilities
    Other
Current
Assets
    Other
Assets
    Other
Current
Liabilities
    Other
Liabilities
 
    (in millions)  

Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:

               

Foreign currency forward contracts

    $    3        $    4        $    3        $    —        $    3        $    5        $    8        $    —   

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

               

Foreign currency forward contracts

    1               1               1        1        1          

Embedded derivative related to the CODES

        —            —            —              —            —            —            —              —   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total derivative instruments

    $    4        $    4        $    4        $    —        $    4        $    6        $    9        $    —   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

(1) 

See Note 13 for a description of the fair value hierarchy related to the Company’s foreign currency forward contracts.

The effect of gains or losses from foreign currency forward contracts was not material to the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations for the quarterly and first half periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011. At June 29, 2012, the estimated amount of losses that are expected to be reclassified into income within the next 12 months was less than $1 million.

16.  Commitments and Contingencies

A substantial majority of the Company’s revenues are generated from providing products and services under legally binding agreements or contracts with U.S. Government and foreign government customers. U.S. Government contracts are subject to extensive legal and regulatory requirements, and from time to time, agencies of the U.S. Government investigate whether such contracts were and are being conducted in accordance with these requirements. The Company is currently cooperating with the U.S. Government on several investigations, including those specified below, from which civil, criminal or administrative proceedings have or could result and give rise to fines, penalties, compensatory and treble damages, restitution and/or forfeitures. The Company does not currently anticipate that any of these investigations will have a material adverse effect, individually or in the aggregate, on its consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

However, under U.S. Government regulations, an indictment of the Company by a federal grand jury, or an administrative finding against the Company as to its present responsibility to be a U.S. Government contractor or subcontractor, could result in the Company being suspended for a period of time from eligibility for awards of new government contracts or task orders or in a loss of export privileges. A conviction, or an administrative finding against the Company that satisfies the requisite level of seriousness, could result in debarment from contracting with the federal government for a specified term. In addition, all of the Company’s U.S. Government contracts: (1) are subject to audit and various pricing and cost controls, (2) include standard provisions for termination for the convenience of the U.S. Government or for default, and (3) are subject to cancellation if funds for contracts become unavailable. Foreign government contracts generally include comparable provisions relating to terminations for convenience and default, as well as other procurement clauses relevant to the foreign government.

The Company is also subject to litigation, proceedings, claims or assessments and various contingent liabilities incidental to its businesses, including those specified below. Furthermore, in connection with certain business acquisitions, the Company has assumed some or all claims against, and liabilities of, such acquired businesses, including both asserted and unasserted claims and liabilities.

In accordance with the accounting standard for contingencies, the Company records a liability when management believes that it is both probable that a liability has been incurred and the Company can reasonably estimate the amount of the loss. Generally, the loss is recorded at the amount the Company expects to resolve the liability. The estimated amounts of liabilities recorded for pending and threatened litigation are disclosed in Note 8. Amounts recoverable from insurance contracts or third parties are recorded as assets when deemed probable. At June 29, 2012, the Company did not record any amounts for recoveries from insurance contracts or third parties in connection with the amount of liabilities recorded for pending and threatened litigation. Legal defense costs are expensed as incurred. The Company believes it has recorded adequate provisions for its litigation matters. The Company reviews these provisions quarterly and adjusts these provisions to reflect the impact of negotiations, settlements, rulings, advice of legal counsel and other information and events pertaining to a particular matter. While it is reasonably possible that an unfavorable outcome may occur in one or more of the following matters, unless otherwise stated below, the Company believes that it is not probable that a loss has been incurred in any of these matters. With respect to the litigation matters below for which it is reasonably possible that an unfavorable outcome may occur, an estimate of loss or range of loss is disclosed when such amount or amounts can be reasonably estimated. Although the Company believes that it has valid defenses with respect to legal matters and investigations pending against it, the results of litigation can be difficult to predict, particularly those involving jury trials. Accordingly, our current judgment as to the likelihood of our loss (or our current estimate as to the potential range of loss, if applicable) with respect to any particular litigation matter may turn out to be wrong. Therefore, it is possible that the financial position, results of operations or cash flows of the Company could be materially adversely affected in any particular period by the unfavorable resolution of one or more of these or other contingencies.

Kalitta Air. On January 31, 1997, a predecessor of Kalitta Air filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (the trial court) asserting, among other things, negligence and negligent misrepresentation against Central Texas Airborne Systems, Inc. (CTAS), a predecessor to L-3 Integrated Systems (L-3 IS), in connection with work performed by a predecessor to CTAS to convert two Boeing 747 aircraft from passenger configuration to cargo freighters. CTAS’ insurance carrier has accepted defense of this matter and has retained counsel, subject to a reservation of rights by the insurer to dispute its obligations under the applicable insurance policies in the event a judgment is ultimately rendered against CTAS. The work at issue in the lawsuit was performed using Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) issued in 1988 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In 1996, following completion of the work, the FAA issued an airworthiness directive

 

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with respect to the STCs that effectively grounded the aircraft. On August 11, 2000, the trial court granted CTAS’ motion for summary judgment as to negligence, dismissing that claim. In January 2001, after a ruling by the trial court that excluded certain evidence from trial, a jury rendered a unanimous defense verdict in favor of CTAS on the negligent misrepresentation claim. On December 10, 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the Court of Appeals) reversed the trial court’s decisions as to summary judgment and the exclusion of evidence, and remanded the case for a new trial on both the negligence and negligent misrepresentation claims. The retrial ended on March 2, 2005 with a deadlocked jury and mistrial. On July 22, 2005, the trial court granted CTAS’ motion for judgment as a matter of law as to negligence, dismissing that claim, and denied CTAS’ motion for judgment as a matter of law as to negligent misrepresentation. On October 8, 2008, the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s dismissal of the negligence claim and affirmed the trial court’s ruling as to the negligent misrepresentation claim. As a result, the case was remanded to the trial court to reconsider the negligence claim and for further proceedings on the negligent misrepresentation claim. The trial court held a new hearing on CTAS’ motion to dismiss the negligence claim on April 30, 2009, after which it determined to take the matter under advisement. A third jury trial for this matter began on October 31, 2011, during which Kalitta Air sought damages of approximately $235 million plus an unspecified amount of pre-judgment interest that, in other contexts, has been claimed by Kalitta Air to exceed $240 million. Following the completion of the third trial on November 30, 2011, the jury rendered a verdict in favor of CTAS, finding no negligence on the part of CTAS. The trial court entered a judgment upon the verdict on March 20, 2012. Kalitta Air has appealed the judgment to the Court of Appeals.

Bashkirian Airways. On July 1, 2004, lawsuits were filed on behalf of the estates of 31 Russian children in the state courts of Washington, Arizona, California, Florida, New York and New Jersey against Honeywell, Honeywell TCAS, Thales USA, Thales France, the Company and Aviation Communications & Surveillance Systems (ACSS), which is a joint venture of L-3 and Thales. The suits relate to the crash over southern Germany of Bashkirian Airways Tupelov TU 154M aircraft and a DHL Boeing 757 cargo aircraft. On-board the Tupelov aircraft were 9 crew members and 60 passengers, including 45 children. The Boeing aircraft carried a crew of two. Both aircraft were equipped with Honeywell/ACSS Model 2000, Change 7 Traffic Collision and Avoidance Systems (TCAS). Sensing the other aircraft, the on-board DHL TCAS instructed the DHL pilot to descend, and the Tupelov on-board TCAS instructed the Tupelov pilot to climb. However, the Swiss air traffic controller ordered the Tupelov pilot to descend. The Tupelov pilot disregarded the on-board TCAS and put the Tupelov aircraft into a descent striking the DHL aircraft in midair at approximately 35,000 feet. All crew and passengers of both planes were lost. Investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board after the crash revealed that both TCAS units were performing as designed. The suits allege negligence and strict product liability based upon the design of the units and the training provided to resolve conflicting commands and seek approximately $315 million in damages, including $150 million in punitive damages. The Company’s insurers have accepted defense of this matter and have retained counsel. The matters were consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, which has dismissed the actions on the basis of forum non conveniens. The plaintiffs re-filed a complaint on April 23, 2007 with the Barcelona Court’s Registry in Spain. On March 9, 2010, the court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and entered judgment against ACSS in the amount of approximately $6.7 million, all of which represented compensatory damages. Both ACSS and the plaintiffs appealed the judgment. In May 2012, the appellate court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and entered judgment against ACSS in the amount of $48 million. The Company intends to file an appeal of the judgment with the Supreme Court of Spain because it believes that the ruling and the damages awarded are inconsistent with the law and evidence presented. Accordingly, the Company believes that it is not probable that a loss has been incurred with respect to this matter.

 

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

Gol Airlines. A complaint was filed on November 7, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against ExcelAire, Joseph Lepore, Jan Paul Paladino, and Honeywell. On October 23, 2007, an amended complaint was filed to include Lockheed, Raytheon, Amazon Technologies and ACSS. The complaints relate to the September 29, 2006 airplane crash over Brazil of a Boeing 737-800 operated by GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, S.A. and an Embraer 600 business jet operated by ExcelAire. The complaints allege that ACSS designed the TCAS on the ExcelAire jet, and assert claims of negligence, strict products liability and breach of warranty against ACSS based on the design of the TCAS and the instructions provided for its use. The complaints seek unspecified monetary damages, including punitive damages. The Company’s insurers have accepted defense of this matter and have retained counsel. On July 2, 2008, the District Court dismissed the actions on the basis of forum non conveniens on the grounds that Brazil was the location of the accident and is more convenient for witnesses and document availability. On December 2, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld this decision. Twelve of the plaintiffs re-filed their complaints in the Lower Civil Court in the Judicial District of Peixoto de Azevedo in Brazil on July 3, 2009, but withdrew their complaints in July 2010 without prejudice to their right to re-file them against ACSS. An additional four plaintiffs re-filed their complaints in the Lower Civil Court in Rio de Janeiro before the expiration of the statute of limitations. ACSS has not been served in any of these actions. While the statute of limitations has expired and would bar any additional plaintiffs (beyond the 16 noted above) from re-filing claims directly against ACSS, it would not bar GOL from filing a future suit against ACSS based on litigation claims being pursued by the original plaintiffs against GOL in connection with this matter. The Company is unable to estimate a range of loss that is reasonably possible for this matter because: (i) the proceedings are in early stages; (ii) there are significant factual issues to be resolved; (iii) there is uncertainty as to the outcome of the claims being pursued against GOL; and (iv) the Company’s knowledge of the proceedings relating to these claims is limited.

17.  Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits

The following table summarizes the components of net periodic benefit cost for the Company’s pension and postretirement benefit plans.

 

    Pension Plans     Postretirement Benefit Plans  
    Second Quarter Ended     First Half Ended     Second Quarter Ended     First Half Ended  
    June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011
    June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011
    June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011
    June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011
 
    (in millions)  

Components of net periodic benefit cost:

               

Service cost

  $     29      $     28      $     59      $     56      $     2      $     2      $     3      $     3   

Interest cost

    33        32        66        64        2        2        5        5   

Expected return on plan assets

    (36     (35     (71     (70     (1            (2     (1

Amortization of prior service credits

                                (1     (1     (1     (2

Amortization of net losses

    17        13        34        27        1        1        1        1   

Curtailment loss (gain)

           1        1        2               (1              
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit cost

  $ 43      $ 39      $ 89      $ 79      $ 3      $ 3      $ 6      $ 6   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Contributions. For the year ending December 31, 2012, the Company currently expects to contribute cash of approximately $174 million to its pension plans, and approximately $13 million to its postretirement benefit plans. The Company contributed cash of $91 million to its pension plans and $6 million to its postretirement benefit plans during the first half ended June 29, 2012.

 

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AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

18.  Employee Stock-Based Compensation

During the first half period ended June 29, 2012, the Company granted stock-based compensation under the Amended and Restated 2008 Long Term Performance Plan (2008 LTPP) in the form of stock options, restricted stock units and performance units.

Stock Options. The Company granted 789,946 stock options with an exercise price equal to the closing price of L-3 Holdings common stock on the date of grant. The options expire after 10 years from the date of grant and vest ratably over a three-year period on the annual anniversary of the date of grant. The options granted to our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer are also subject to performance-based vesting conditions. The weighted average grant date fair value for the options awarded was $11.32 and was estimated using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The weighted average assumptions used in the valuation model for this grant are presented in the table below.

 

Expected holding period (in years)

     5.4   

Expected volatility

     27.0

Expected dividend yield

     3.6

Risk-free interest rate

     1.0

Restricted Stock Units. The Company granted 722,538 restricted stock units with a weighted average grant date fair value of $70.41 per share. Restricted stock units automatically convert into shares of L-3 Holdings common stock upon vesting, and are subject to forfeiture until certain restrictions have lapsed, including a three year cliff vesting period for employees and a one year cliff vesting period for non-employee directors, in each case starting on the date of grant.

Performance Units. The Company granted 63,966 performance units with a weighted average grant date fair value per unit of $70.43. The final payout for these units is based on the achievement of pre-determined EPS goals established by the compensation committee of the Company’s Board of Directors for the three-year period ending December 31, 2014. The payout can range from zero to 200% of the original number of units awarded, which are converted into shares of L-3 Holdings common stock based on the then existing closing price at the end of the performance period.

19.  Supplemental Cash Flow Information

 

       First Half Ended    
     June 29,
2012
     July 1,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Interest paid on outstanding debt

   $   101       $   122   

Income tax payments

     164         184   

Income tax refunds

     13         11   

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

20.  Segment Information

The Company has four segments, which are described in Note 1. The tables below present net sales, operating income, depreciation and amortization and total assets by segment.

 

         Second Quarter Ended             First Half Ended      
     June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011(1)
    June 29,
2012
    July 1,
2011(1)
 
     (in millions)  

Net Sales:

        

C3ISR

   $ 864      $ 828      $ 1,753      $ 1,598   

Electronic Systems

     1,405        1,434        2,759        2,762   

AM&M

     648        661        1,318        1,304   

Government Services

     754        940        1,531        1,888   

Elimination of intercompany sales

     (113     (97     (215     (185
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated total

   $   3,558      $   3,766      $   7,146      $   7,367   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income:

        

C3ISR

   $ 87      $ 94      $ 181      $ 187   

Electronic Systems

     173        184        326        344   

AM&M

     52        56        115        122   

Government Services

     62        70        115        141   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Segment total

     374        404        737        794   

Engility spin-off transaction expenses

     7               13          
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated total

   $ 367      $ 404      $ 724      $ 794   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization:

        

C3ISR

   $ 12      $ 11      $ 23      $ 22   

Electronic Systems

     36        39        72        75   

AM&M

     6        5        11        9   

Government Services

     6        9        13        17   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated total

   $ 60      $ 64      $ 119      $ 123   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
                 June 29,
2012
    December  31,
2011(1)
 
      (in millions)  

Total Assets:

  

   

C3ISR

  

  $ 2,149      $ 2,021   

Electronic Systems

  

    7,931        7,555   

AM&M

  

    2,113        1,922   

Government Services

  

    3,041        3,072   

Corporate

  

    491        927   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated total

  

  $   15,725      $   15,497   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

(1) 

Effective January 1, 2012, the company re-aligned a business unit’s management and organizational structure, as discussed in Note 2, and made a reclassification of sales of $19 million and $38 million from the C3ISR segment to the Electronic Systems segment for the second quarter and first half periods ended July 1, 2011, respectively. Operating income of $1 million and an operating loss of $2 million were reclassified from the C3ISR segment to the Electronic Systems segment for the second quarter and first half periods ended July 1, 2011. At December 31, 2011, $124 million of assets was reclassified from the C3ISR segment to the Electronic Systems segment.

 

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

21.  Employee Severance and Termination Costs

Consistent with the Company’s strategy to continuously improve its cost structure and right-size its businesses, the Company has completed employment reduction actions across several of its businesses to reduce both direct and indirect costs, including overhead and general and administrative costs. As a result of these initiatives, the Company recorded $13 million in employee severance and other related termination costs for approximately 850 employees during the first half period ended June 29, 2012. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company recorded a total of $24 million in employee severance and other termination costs for approximately 1,400 employees. Employee severance and other termination costs are reported within cost of sales on the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of operations. The remaining balance to be paid for these initiatives was $12 million at June 29, 2012. Information on employee severance and other termination costs incurred by reportable segment for the first half periods ended June 29, 2012 and July 1, 2011 is presented in the table below.

 

         First Half Ended      
     June 29,
2012
     July 1,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Reportable Segment

     

C3ISR

   $ 3       $ 2   

Electronic Systems

     7         6   

AM&M

     2           

Government Services

     1         1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Consolidated

   $     13       $     9   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

22.  Condensed Combining Financial Information of L-3 Communications and Its Subsidiaries

L-3 Communications is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L-3 Holdings. The debt of L-3 Communications, including the Senior Notes, Senior Subordinated Notes and borrowings under amounts drawn against the Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Facility are guaranteed, on a joint and several, full and unconditional basis, by certain of its domestic subsidiaries (the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”). The debt of L-3 Holdings, including the CODES, are guaranteed on a joint and several, full and unconditional basis, by L-3 Communications and certain of its domestic subsidiaries. See Note 10 to the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. The foreign subsidiaries and certain domestic subsidiaries of L-3 Communications (the “Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries”) do not guarantee the debt of L-3 Communications or L-3 Holdings. None of the debt of L-3 Communications has been issued by its subsidiaries. There are no restrictions on the payment of dividends from the Guarantor Subsidiaries to L-3 Communications.

Under the terms of the indentures governing the Senior Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes, the guarantees of the Senior Notes and the Senior Subordinated Notes will automatically and unconditionally be released and discharged: (1) upon the release of all guarantees of all other outstanding indebtedness of L-3 Communications Corporation and, in the case of the Senior Subordinated Notes, its restricted subsidiaries, or (2) upon the determination that such guarantor is no longer a “domestic subsidiary,” in the case of the Senior Notes, or upon the designation of such guarantor as an “unrestricted subsidiary,” in the case of the Senior Subordinated Notes. In addition, the guarantees of the Senior Notes and the Senior Subordinated Notes will automatically and unconditionally be released and discharged in the event of a sale or other disposition of all of the assets of any guarantor, by way of merger, consolidation or otherwise, or a sale or other disposition of all of the capital stock of such guarantor (provided that, in the case of the Senior Subordinated Notes, in the event of a sale or other disposition of all of the assets of any guarantor, the net proceeds of such sale or disposition are applied in

 

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

accordance with any applicable provisions of the senior subordinated indenture). In addition, under the terms of the indenture governing the CODES, the guarantees of the CODES will automatically and unconditionally be released and discharged upon: (1) the release of all guarantees of all other outstanding indebtedness of L-3 Holdings or any of its subsidiaries (other than a foreign subsidiary), (2) the designation of such guarantor as an “excluded subsidiary”, or (3) the sale or other disposition of all of the assets of any guarantor, by way of merger or consolidation, or a sale or other disposition of all of the capital stock of such guarantor.

 

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AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

The following unaudited condensed combining financial information presents the results of operations, financial position and cash flows of: (1) L-3 Holdings, excluding L-3 Communications and its consolidated subsidiaries (the “Parent”), (2) L-3 Communications, excluding its consolidated subsidiaries, (3) the Guarantor Subsidiaries, (4) the Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries, and (5) the eliminations to arrive at the information for L-3 on a consolidated basis.

 

    L-3
Holdings
(Parent)
    L-3
Communications
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
L-3
 
    (in millions)  

Condensed Combining Balance Sheets:

           

At June 29, 2012:

           

Current assets:

           

Cash and cash equivalents

  $      $ 251      $ 8      $ 240      $ (18   $ 481   

Billed receivables, net

           304        706        245               1,255   

Contracts in process

           984        1,575        349               2,908   

Other current assets

           282        152        209               643   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

           1,821        2,441        1,043        (18     5,287   

Goodwill

           1,892        5,655        1,281               8,828   

Other assets

           706        700        204               1,610   

Investment in and amounts due from consolidated subsidiaries

    7,460        9,001        3,155               (19,616       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

  $   7,460      $   13,420      $   11,951      $   2,528      $   (19,634   $   15,725   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Current liabilities

  $      $ 851      $ 1,291      $ 597      $ (18   $ 2,721   

Amounts due to consolidated subsidiaries

                         312        (312       

Other long-term liabilities

           1,672        238        108               2,018   

Long-term debt

    689        4,126                      (689     4,126   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

    689        6,649        1,529        1,017        (1,019     8,865   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

L-3 shareholders’ equity

    6,771        6,771        10,422        1,511        (18,704     6,771   

Noncontrolling interests

                                89        89   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity

    6,771        6,771        10,422        1,511        (18,615     6,860   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

  $   7,460      $   13,420      $   11,951      $   2,528      $   (19,634   $   15,725   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

At December 31, 2011:

           

Current assets:

           

Cash and cash equivalents

  $      $ 644      $ 2      $ 229      $ (111   $ 764   

Billed receivables, net

           377        639        224               1,240   

Contracts in process

           866        1,463        300               2,629   

Other current assets

           281        135        195               611   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

           2,168        2,239        948        (111     5,244   

Goodwill

           1,892        5,598        1,207               8,697   

Other assets

           678        685        193               1,556   

Investment in and amounts due from consolidated subsidiaries

    7,324        8,510        3,014               (18,848       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

  $ 7,324      $ 13,248      $ 11,536      $ 2,348      $ (18,959   $ 15,497   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Current liabilities

  $      $ 865      $ 1,352      $ 584      $ (111   $ 2,690   

Amounts due to consolidated subsidiaries

                         229        (229       

Other long-term liabilities

           1,623        234        101               1,958   

Long-term debt

    689        4,125                      (689     4,125   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

    689        6,613        1,586        914        (1,029     8,773   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

L-3 shareholders’ equity

    6,635        6,635        9,950        1,434        (18,019     6,635   

Noncontrolling interests

                                89        89   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity

    6,635        6,635        9,950        1,434        (17,930     6,724   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

  $ 7,324      $ 13,248      $ 11,536      $ 2,348      $ (18,959   $ 15,497   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

 

    L-3
Holdings
(Parent)
    L-3
Communications
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
L-3
 
    (in millions)  

Condensed Combining Statements of Operations:

           

For the quarter ended June 29, 2012:

           

Total net sales

  $      $   894      $   2,155      $   593      $ (84   $   3,558   

Total cost of sales

    19        815        1,939        521        (103     3,191   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income

    (19     79        216        72        19        367   

Interest and other income, net

           3                             3   

Interest expense

    5        52                      (5     52   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(Loss) income before income taxes

    (24     30        216        72        24        318   

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

    (8     10        75        25        8        110   

Equity in net income of consolidated subsidiaries

    221        185                      (406       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

    205        205        141        47        (390     208   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

                                3        3   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to L-3

  $   205      $ 205      $ 141      $ 47      $   (393   $ 205   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to L-3

  $ 168      $ 168      $ 141      $ (1   $ (308   $ 168   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

For the quarter ended July 1, 2011:

           

Total net sales

  $      $ 945      $ 2,272      $ 639      $ (90   $ 3,766   

Total cost of sales

    19        836        2,069        547        (109     3,362   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income

    (19     109        203        92        19        404   

Interest and other income, net

           33               1        (29     5   

Interest expense

    6        55        28        2        (35     56   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(Loss) income before income taxes

    (25     87        175        91        25        353   

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

    (8     26        53        28        8        107   

Equity in net income of consolidated subsidiaries

    260        182                      (442       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

    243        243        122        63        (425     246   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

                                3        3   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to L-3

  $ 243      $ 243      $ 122      $ 63      $ (428   $ 243   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to L-3

  $ 263      $ 263      $ 120      $ 78      $ (461   $ 263   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

 

    L-3
Holdings
(Parent)
    L-3
Communications
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
L-3
 
    (in millions)  

Condensed Combining Statements of Operations:

           

For the first half ended June 29, 2012:

           

Total net sales

  $      $   1,781      $   4,317      $   1,209      $   (161   $   7,146   

Total cost of sales

    33        1,626        3,904        1,053        (194     6,422   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income

    (33     155        413        156        33        724   

Interest and other income, net

           6               1               7   

Interest expense

    10        104                      (10     104   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(Loss) income before income taxes

    (43     57        413        157        43        627   

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

    (15     20        142        54        15        216   

Equity in net income of consolidated subsidiaries

      434        369                      (803       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

    406        406        271        103        (775     411   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

                                5        5   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to L-3

  $ 406      $ 406      $ 271      $ 103      $   (780)      $ 406   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to L-3

  $ 412      $ 412      $ 273      $ 84      $ (769   $ 412   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

For the first half ended July 1, 2011:

           

Total net sales

  $      $ 1,797      $ 4,507      $ 1,239      $ (176   $ 7,367   

Total cost of sales

    34        1,582        4,093        1,075        (211     6,573   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating (loss) income

    (34     215        414        164        35        794   

Interest and other income (expense), net

           64        (2     2        (57     7   

Interest expense

    13        117        55        3        (69     119   

Debt retirement charge

           18                             18   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(Loss) income before income taxes

    (47     144        357        163        47        664   

(Benefit) provision for income taxes

    (15     45        114        52        15        211   

Equity in net income of consolidated subsidiaries

    479        348                      (827       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

    447        447        243        111        (795     453   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

                                6        6   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to L-3

  $ 447      $ 447      $ 243      $ 111      $ (801   $ 447   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to L-3

  $ 528      $ 528      $ 240      $ 177      $ (945   $ 528   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC.

AND L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

 

    L-3
Holdings
(Parent)
    L-3
Communications
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Consolidated
L-3
 
    (in millions)  

Condensed Combining Statements of Cash Flows:

           

For the first half ended June 29, 2012:

           

Operating activities:

           

Net cash from operating activities

  $ 413      $ 69      $ 327      $ 82      $ (483   $ 408   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Investing activities:

           

Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

           (216                          (216

Investments in L-3 Communications

    (25                          25          

Other investing activities

           (45     (28     (6            (79
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

    (25       (261     (28     (6     25        (295
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Financing activities:

           

Common stock repurchased

      (315                                 (315

Dividends paid on L-3 Holdings common stock

    (98                                 (98

Dividends paid to L-3 Holdings

           (413                   413          

Investments from L-3 Holdings

           25                      (25       

Other financing activities

    25        187        (293     (62     163