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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

 

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

For the quarterly period ended July 31, 2012

OR

 

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

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission file number 0-7977

 

 

NORDSON CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Ohio   34-0590250
(State of incorporation)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

28601 Clemens Road

Westlake, Ohio

  44145
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(440) 892-1580

(Telephone Number)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Common Shares, without par value

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

None

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has 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, and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its 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 Registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “large accelerated filer,” “large accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

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

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: Common Shares, without par value, as of July 31, 2012: 64,103,778

 

 

 


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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

  3

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

     3

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

     3

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

     4

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

     5

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

     6

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

   20

Results of Operations

   20

Financial Condition

   24

Critical Accounting Policies

   25

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

   26

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

   26
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION   

27

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

   27

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

   27

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

   27

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

   28
SIGNATURES   

29

CERTIFICATIONS   

30

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

 

     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011  

(In thousands, except for per share data)

        

Sales

   $ 379,872      $ 312,255      $ 970,901      $ 902,141   

Operating costs and expenses:

        

Cost of sales

     156,658        124,205        386,645        350,168   

Cost of sales—restructuring

     —          —          2,040        —     

Selling and administrative expenses

     124,555        109,330        347,666        315,301   

Severance and restructuring

     121        64        2,668        64   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     281,334        233,599        739,019        665,533   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating profit

     98,538        78,656        231,882        236,608   

Other income (expense):

        

Interest expense

     (2,796     (827     (6,925     (3,560

Interest and investment income

     109        190        375        430   

Other—net

     (716     169        413        2,896   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     (3,403     (468     (6,137     (234
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     95,135        78,188        225,745        236,374   

Income taxes

     28,441        21,638        68,602        68,685   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

   $ 66,694      $ 56,550      $ 157,143      $ 167,689   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Average common shares

     64,029        67,945        64,507        67,998   

Incremental common shares attributable to outstanding stock options, nonvested stock, and deferred stock-based compensation

     696        836        670        864   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Average common shares and common share equivalents

     64,725        68,781        65,177        68,862   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

   $ 1.04      $ 0.83      $ 2.44      $ 2.47   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

   $ 1.03      $ 0.82      $ 2.41      $ 2.44   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Dividends declared per share

   $ 0.125      $ 0.105      $ 0.375      $ 0.315   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

     July 31, 2012     October 31, 2011  

(In thousands)

    

Assets

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 53,639      $ 37,408   

Receivables

     301,369        254,310   

Inventories

     179,139        141,912   

Deferred income taxes

     37,311        35,693   

Prepaid expenses

     10,792        7,634   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     582,250        476,957   

Property, plant and equipment—net

     174,109        130,883   

Goodwill

     784,991        547,826   

Intangible assets—net

     224,139        120,699   

Other assets

     26,713        28,085   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 1,792,202      $ 1,304,450   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

    

Current liabilities:

    

Notes payable

   $ 50,003      $ 33   

Accounts payable

     57,610        46,381   

Income taxes payable

     26,193        15,283   

Accrued liabilities

     110,588        101,294   

Customer advanced payments

     29,989        9,375   

Current maturities of long-term debt

     55,664        5,664   

Current obligations under capital leases

     4,414        4,131   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     334,461        182,161   

Long-term debt

     587,977        313,459   

Deferred income taxes

     27,046        17,415   

Pension obligations

     119,070        123,058   

Postretirement obligations

     73,927        71,943   

Other liabilities

     34,787        25,091   

Shareholders’ equity:

    

Common shares

     12,253        12,253   

Capital in excess of stated value

     280,178        272,928   

Retained earnings

     1,123,175        990,221   

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (94,487     (80,012

Common shares in treasury, at cost

     (706,185     (624,067
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

     614,934        571,323   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 1,792,202      $ 1,304,450   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 

Nine Months Ended

   July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011  
(In thousands)             

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 157,143      $ 167,689   

Depreciation and amortization

     25,519        20,805   

Non-cash stock compensation

     7,675        6,770   

Deferred income tax expense

     3,512        1,024   

Other non-cash expense

     1,231        1,763   

Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

     365        227   

Tax benefit from the exercise of stock options

     (1,248     (7,150

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

     (16,622     (10,836
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     177,575        180,292   

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Additions to property, plant and equipment

     (21,550     (14,306

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

     1,229        130   

Proceeds from sale of product lines

     2,213        —     

Purchase of businesses, net of cash acquired

     (405,202     (34,627

Proceeds from sale of marketable securities

     —          7,552   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (423,310     (41,251

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Proceeds from short-term borrowings

     250,000        —     

Repayment of short-term borrowings

     (200,031     (1,827

Proceeds from long-term debt

     372,975        49,500   

Repayment of long-term debt

     (48,456     (107,810

Repayment of capital lease obligations

     (3,634     (3,522

Issuance of common shares

     3,191        9,620   

Purchase of treasury shares

     (86,982     (46,342

Tax benefit from the exercise of stock options

     1,248        7,150   

Dividends paid

     (24,189     (21,442
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     264,122        (114,673

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     (2,156     2,360   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

     16,231        26,728   

Cash and cash equivalents:

    

Beginning of year

     37,408        42,329   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

End of quarter

   $ 53,639      $ 69,057   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

July 31, 2012

NOTE REGARDING AMOUNTS AND FISCAL YEAR REFERENCES

In this quarterly report, all amounts related to United States dollars and foreign currency and to the number of Nordson Corporation’s common shares, except for per share earnings and dividend amounts, are expressed in thousands.

Unless otherwise noted, all references to years relate to our fiscal year ending October 31.

 

1. Significant Accounting Policies.

Basis of presentation. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three months ended July 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2011.

Basis of consolidation. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Nordson Corporation and its majority-owned and controlled subsidiaries. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Use of estimates. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements. Actual amounts could differ from these estimates.

Revenue recognition. Most of our revenues are recognized upon shipment, provided that persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, the sales price is fixed or determinable, collectibility is reasonably assured, and title and risk of loss have passed to the customer.

A relative selling price hierarchy exists for determining the selling price of deliverables in multiple deliverable arrangements. Vendor specific objective evidence (VSOE) is used, if available. Third-party evidence (TPE) is used if VSOE is not available, and best estimated selling price (BESP) is used if neither VSOE nor TPE is available. Our multiple deliverable arrangements include installation, installation supervision, training, and spare parts, which tend to be completed in a short period of time, at an insignificant cost, and utilizing skills not unique to us, and, therefore, are typically regarded as inconsequential or perfunctory. Revenue for undelivered items is deferred and included within accrued liabilities in the accompanying balance sheet. Revenues deferred in 2012 and 2011 were not material.

Earnings per share. Basic earnings per share are computed based on the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during each year, while diluted earnings per share are based on the weighted-average number of common shares and common share equivalents outstanding. Common share equivalents consist of shares issuable upon exercise of stock options computed using the treasury stock method, as well as nonvested (restricted) stock and deferred stock-based compensation. Options whose exercise price is higher than the average market price are excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share because the effect would be anti-dilutive. For the three months ended July 31, 2012, and the three and nine months ended July 31, 2011, no options for common shares were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share. For the nine months ended July 31, 2012, the number of options excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share was 100.

 

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Recently issued accounting standards
2. Recently issued accounting standards. In December 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued guidance that provides requirements for pro forma revenue and earnings disclosures related to business combinations. This guidance requires disclosure of revenue and earnings of the combined business as if the combination occurred at the start of the prior annual reporting period only. We adopted this standard on November 1, 2011, and required disclosures are included in Note 14.

In May 2011, the FASB clarified the guidance concerning fair value measurements and disclosures. The guidance requires the disclosure of quantitative information about unobservable inputs used, a description of the valuation processes used, and a qualitative discussion around the sensitivity of the measurements. We adopted this guidance on February 1, 2012, and there was no material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

In June 2011, the FASB issued an Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) that amends current comprehensive income guidance. This ASU eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of shareholders’ equity. Instead, comprehensive income must be reported in either a single continuous statement of comprehensive income which contains two sections, net income and other comprehensive income, or in two separate but consecutive statements. This guidance will be effective for us beginning in 2013 and is not expected to impact our consolidated financial statements, as it only results in a change in the format of presentation.

In September 2011, the FASB issued guidance amending the way companies test for goodwill impairment. Companies will have the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine the existence of events or circumstances that lead to a determination that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If, after assessing the totality of events or circumstances, companies determine that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is greater than its carrying amount, then performing the two-step impairment test is unnecessary. This guidance is effective for us beginning in 2013, with early adoption permitted. We do not expect that the adoption will have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

Inventories
3. Inventories. At July 31, 2012 and October 31, 2011, inventories consisted of the following:

 

     July 31, 2012     October 31, 2011  

Finished goods

   $ 106,375      $ 98,879   

Work-in-process

     30,050        13,971   

Raw materials and finished parts

     68,523        51,891   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     204,948        164,741   

Obsolescence and other reserves

     (19,161     (16,050

LIFO reserve

     (6,648     (6,779
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ 179,139      $ 141,912   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Goodwill and intangible assets
4. Goodwill and intangible assets. Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 by operating segment are as follows:

 

     Adhesive
Dispensing
Systems
    Advanced
Technology
Systems
    Industrial
Coating
Systems
     Total  

Balance at October 31, 2011

   $ 41,962      $ 505,864      $ —         $ 547,826   

Acquisitions/Adjustments

     239,921        (96     —           239,825   

Currency effect

     (1,604     (1,056     —           (2,660
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at July 31, 2012

   $ 280,279      $ 504,712      $ —         $ 784,991   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

On June 14, 2012, we acquired EDI Holdings, Inc. resulting in goodwill of $126,601, and on June 21, 2012, we acquired Xaloy Superior Holdings, Inc. resulting in goodwill of $113,320.

Accumulated impairment losses were $232,789 at July 31, 2012 and October 31, 2011. Of these losses, $229,173 related to the Advanced Technology Systems segment and $3,616 related to the Industrial Coating Systems segment.

Information regarding our intangible assets subject to amortization is as follows:

 

     July 31, 2012  
     Carrying
Amount
     Accumulated
Amortization
     Net Book
Value
 

Customer relationships

   $ 120,263       $ 15,354       $ 104,909   

Patent/technology costs

     67,561         14,139         53,422   

Trade name

     63,556         2,644         60,912   

Non-compete agreements

     8,679         4,283         4,396   

Other

     1,434         934         500   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 261,493       $ 37,354       $ 224,139   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     October 31, 2011  
     Carrying
Amount
     Accumulated
Amortization
     Net Book
Value
 

Customer relationships

   $ 78,324       $ 11,843       $ 66,481   

Patent/technology costs

     43,235         11,571         31,664   

Trade name

     22,143         1,530         20,613   

Non-compete agreements

     5,042         3,727         1,315   

Other

     1,437         811         626   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 150,181       $ 29,482       $ 120,699   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Amortization expense for the three months ended July 31, 2012 and July 31, 2011 was $3,506 and $1,652, respectively. Amortization expense for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and July 31, 2011 was $8,850 and $5,699, respectively.

 

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Comprehensive income
5. Comprehensive income. Comprehensive income for the three months and nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011 is follows:

 

     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011  

Net income

   $ 66,694      $ 56,550      $ 157,143      $ 167,689   

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     (14,451     (2,053     (21,513     12,792   

Amortization of prior service cost and net actuarial losses

     2,153        1,527        7,038        4,498   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

   $ 54,396      $ 56,024      $ 142,668      $ 184,979   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss at July 31, 2012 consisted of pension and postretirement benefit plan adjustments of $110,014 offset by $15,527 of net foreign currency translation adjustment credits. Accumulated other comprehensive loss at July 31, 2011 consisted of pension and postretirement benefit plan adjustments of $98,286 offset by $49,270 of net foreign currency translation adjustment credits.

Changes in accumulated other comprehensive loss for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011 are as follows:

 

     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011  

Beginning balance

   $ (80,012   $ (66,306

Current-period change

     (14,475     17,290   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending balance

   $ (94,487   $ (49,016
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation
6. Stock-based compensation. The amended and restated 2004 long-term performance plan, approved by our shareholders in 2008, provides for the granting of stock options, stock appreciation rights, nonvested (restricted) stock, stock purchase rights, stock equivalent units, cash awards and other stock or performance-based incentives. The number of common shares available for grant of awards is 2.5% of the number of common shares outstanding as of the first day of each fiscal year.

Stock Options

Nonqualified or incentive stock options may be granted to our employees and directors. Generally, options granted to employees may be exercised beginning one year from the date of grant at a rate not exceeding 25% per year and expire 10 years from the date of grant. Vesting accelerates upon the occurrence of events that involve or may result in a change of control. Option exercises are satisfied through the issuance of treasury shares on a first-in first-out basis.

We recognized compensation expense related to stock options of $966 and $733 in the three months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Amounts for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011 were $2,837 and $2,163, respectively.

 

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The following table summarizes activity related to stock options for the nine months ended July 31, 2012:

 

     Number
of
Options
    Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price Per
Share
     Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
     Weighted
Average
Remaining
Term
 

Outstanding at October 31, 2011

     1,851      $ 24.22         

Granted

     299      $ 43.73         

Exercised

     (167   $ 19.14         

Forfeited or expired

     (18   $ 28.43         
  

 

 

         

Outstanding at July 31, 2012

     1,965      $ 27.58       $ 46,541         6.2 years   
  

 

 

         

Vested or expected to vest at July 31, 2012

     1,910      $ 27.31       $ 45,745         6.1 years   

Exercisable at July 31, 2012

     1,091      $ 21.78       $ 32,180         4.7 years   

At July 31, 2012, there was $8,962 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to nonvested stock options. That cost is expected to be amortized over a weighted average period of approximately 1.9 years.

The fair value of each option grant was estimated at the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following assumptions:

 

Nine months ended

   July 31, 2012    July 31, 2011

Expected volatility

   45.4%-46.9%    43.1%-45.1%

Expected dividend yield

   1.20%    1.28%

Risk-free interest rate

   1.03%-1.23%    1.89%-2.25%

Expected life of the option (in years)

   5.4-6.1    5.4-6.3

The weighted-average expected volatility used to value the 2012 and 2011 options were 46.2% and 44.3%, respectively.

Historical information was the primary basis for the selection of the expected volatility, expected dividend yield and the expected lives of the options. The risk-free interest rate was selected based upon yields of U.S. Treasury issues with a term equal to the expected life of the option being valued.

The weighted average grant date fair value of stock options granted during the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011 was $17.03 and $16.80, respectively.

The total intrinsic value of options exercised during the three months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011 was $786 and $831, respectively. The total intrinsic value of options exercised during the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011 was $5,463 and $22,988, respectively.

Cash received from the exercise of stock options was $3,191 and $9,620 for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The tax benefit realized from tax deductions from exercises was $1,248 and $7,150 for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

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Nonvested Common Shares

We may grant nonvested common shares to our employees and directors. These shares may not be transferred for a designated period of time (generally one to three years) defined at the date of grant. For employee recipients, shares are forfeited on a pro-rata basis in the event employment is terminated as a consequence of the employee recipient’s early retirement, disability or death prior to the lapse of any restrictions. Restrictions lapse in the event of a recipient’s retirement at or after normal retirement age. Termination for any other reason prior to the lapse of any restrictions results in forfeiture of the shares. For non-employee directors, all restrictions lapse in the event of disability or death of the non-employee director. Termination of service as a director for any other reason within one year of date of grant results in a pro-rata forfeiture of shares.

As shares are issued, deferred share-based compensation equivalent to the fair market value on the date of grant is charged to shareholders’ equity and subsequently amortized over the restriction period. Tax benefits arising from the lapse of restrictions on the shares are recognized when realized and credited to capital in excess of stated value.

The following table summarizes activity related to nonvested shares during the nine months ended July 31, 2012:

 

     Number of Shares     Weighted-
Average
Grant
Date Fair
Value
 

Nonvested shares at October 31, 2011

     81      $ 34.95   

Granted

     47      $ 43.94   

Vested

     (28   $ 33.50   

Forfeited

     (3   $ 43.56   
  

 

 

   

Nonvested shares at July 31, 2012

     97      $ 39.51   
  

 

 

   

As of July 31, 2012, there was $2,295 of unrecognized compensation cost related to nonvested common shares. The cost is expected to be amortized over a weighted average period of 1.7 years.

The amount charged to expense related to nonvested stock was $424 and $309 in the three months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. For the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011, the amounts were $1,311 and $924, respectively.

Directors Deferred Compensation

Non-employee directors may defer all or part of their compensation until retirement. Compensation may be deferred as cash or as share equivalent units. Deferred cash amounts are recorded as liabilities. Additional share equivalent units are earned when common share dividends are declared.

The following table summarizes activity related to director deferred compensation share equivalent units during the nine months ended July 31, 2012:

 

     Number of
Shares
    Weighted-Average
Grant Date Fair Value
 

Outstanding at October 31, 2011

     243      $ 17.51   

Deferrals

     2      $ 50.67   

Restricted stock units vested

     11      $ 28.47   

Dividend equivalents

     2      $ 48.88   

Distributions

     (44   $ 15.87   
  

 

 

   

Outstanding at July 31, 2012

     214      $ 18.97   
  

 

 

   

 

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The amount charged to expense related to this plan was $68 and $52 for the three months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. For the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011, the amounts were $193 and $209, respectively.

Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan

Under the long-term incentive compensation plan, executive officers and selected other key employees receive common share awards based solely on corporate performance measures over three-year performance periods. Awards vary based on the degree to which corporate performance exceeds predetermined threshold, target and maximum performance levels at the end of a performance period. No payout will occur unless certain threshold performance objectives are exceeded.

The amount of compensation expense is based upon current performance projections for each three-year period and the percentage of the requisite service that has been rendered. The calculations are also based upon the grant date fair value determined using the market price of common shares at the grant date, adjusted for dividends not to be paid. This value was $42.12 per share for both the executive officers and the selected other key employees for 2012 and $42.02 per share for both the executive officers and the selected other key employees for 2011. The per share values for 2010 were $26.10 and $29.52 for the executive officers group and $26.10 for the selected other key employees. The amount charged to expense for the three months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011 was $1,175 and $899, respectively. For the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011, the amounts were $3,065 and $3,218, respectively. The cumulative amount recorded in shareholders’ equity at July 31, 2012 was $7,538.

 

Warranty accrual
7. Warranty accrual. We offer warranty to our customers depending on the specific product and terms of the customer purchase agreement. A typical warranty program requires that we repair or replace defective products within a specified time period (generally one year) from the date of delivery or first use. We record an estimate for future warranty-related costs based on actual historical return rates. Based on analysis of return rates and other factors, the adequacy of our warranty provisions are adjusted as necessary. The liability for warranty costs is included in accrued liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheet.

Following is a reconciliation of the product warranty liability for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and 2011:

 

     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011  

Beginning balance

   $ 6,723      $ 5,242   

Accruals for warranties

     4,397        4,937   

Warranty assumed from acquisitions

     1,605        —     

Warranty payments

     (4,630     (4,121

Currency effect

     (254     139   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending balance

   $ 7,841      $ 6,197   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Operating segments
8. Operating segments. We conduct business across three primary business segments: Adhesive Dispensing Systems, Advanced Technology Systems, and Industrial Coating Systems. Effective November 1, 2011, the Industrial Coating Systems segment includes our fuel cell product line that had previously been reported in the Advanced Technology Systems segment. This reclassification more closely reflects the change in management of this product line and its related growth opportunities. Prior year results have been reclassified to reflect the segment change.

 

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The composition of segments and measure of segment profitability is consistent with that used by our chief operating decision maker. The primary measure used by the chief operating decision maker for purposes of making decisions about allocating resources to the segments and assessing performance is operating profit, which equals sales less cost of sales and certain operating expenses. Items below the operating profit line of the Consolidated Statement of Income (interest and investment income, interest expense and other income/expense) are excluded from the measure of segment profitability reviewed by our chief operating decision maker and are not presented by operating segment. In addition, the measure of segment operating profit that is reported to and reviewed by the chief operating decision maker excluded 2011 expense related to the withdrawal from a multiemployer employee pension fund in Japan. The accounting policies of the segments are generally the same as those described in Note 1, Significant Accounting Policies, of our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2011.

The following table presents sales and operating profits of our reportable segments:

 

     Adhesive
Dispensing
Systems
    Advanced
Technology
Systems
     Industrial
Coating
Systems
    Corporate     Total  

Three months ended July 31, 2012

           

Net external sales

   $ 175,175      $ 153,073       $ 51,624      $ —        $ 379,872   

Operating profit (loss)

     52,266 (a)      49,867         7,082 (b)      (10,677     98,538   

Three months ended July 31, 2011

           

Net external sales

   $ 153,071      $ 111,609       $ 47,575      $ —        $ 312,255   

Operating profit (loss)

     51,385        30,976         8,325        (12,030 )(c)      78,656   

Nine months ended July 31, 2012

           

Net external sales

   $ 469,045      $ 368,178       $ 133,678      $ —        $ 970,901   

Operating profit (loss)

     151,011 (a)      94,550         13,582 (b)      (27,261     231,882   

Nine months ended July 31, 2011

           

Net external sales

   $ 449,479      $ 320,844       $ 131,818      $ —        $ 902,141   

Operating profit (loss)

     157,230 (d)      87,815         19,036        (27,473 )(c)      236,608   

 

(a) Includes a credit of $8 for severance and restructuring costs in the three months ended July, 31, 2012. Includes $4,018 of cost of goods sold – restructuring and severance and restructuring costs in the nine months ended July 31, 2012.
(b) Includes $129 and $690 of severance and restructuring costs in the three and nine months ended July 31, 2012, respectively.
(c) Includes $3,136 of expense related to the withdrawal from a multiemployer pension fund in Japan.
(d) Includes $1,322 of impairment charges related to write down of assets to fair value in the nine months ended July 31, 2011.

 

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A reconciliation of total segment operating income to total consolidated income before income taxes is as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011  

Total profit for reportable segments

   $ 98,538      $ 78,656      $ 231,882      $ 236,608   

Interest expense

     (2,796     (827     (6,925     (3,560

Interest and investment income

     109        190        375        430   

Other-net

     (716     169        413        2,896   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

   $ 95,135      $ 78,188      $ 225,745      $ 236,374   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

We had significant sales in the following geographic regions:

 

     Three Months Ended      Nine Months Ended  
     July 31, 2012      July 31, 2011      July 31, 2012      July 31, 2011  

United States

   $ 100,974       $ 77,883       $ 261,823       $ 227,456   

Americas

     28,041         26,510         74,167         72,528   

Europe

     95,259         97,620         273,272         285,927   

Japan

     30,619         26,663         90,658         81,895   

Asia Pacific

     124,979         83,579         270,981         234,335   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total net sales

   $ 379,872       $ 312,255       $ 970,901       $ 902,141   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Pension and other postretirement plans
9. Pension and other postretirement plans. The components of net periodic pension cost were:

 

     U.S.     International  

Three months ended

   July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011  

Service cost

   $ 2,095      $ 1,509      $ 372      $ 545   

Interest cost

     3,148        3,017        738        760   

Expected return on plan assets

     (3,683     (3,882     (381     (373

Amortization of prior service (credit) cost

     (76     171        (25     2   

Amortization of net actuarial loss

     3,504        1,915        139        219   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total benefit cost

   $ 4,988      $ 2,730      $ 843      $ 1,153   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     U.S.     International  

Nine months ended

   July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011  

Service cost

   $ 5,578      $ 4,553      $ 1,127      $ 1,600   

Interest cost

     9,013        8,949        2,255        2,237   

Expected return on plan assets

     (11,082     (11,595     (1,157     (1,104

Amortization of prior service (credit) cost

     257        500        (73     4   

Amortization of net actuarial loss

     8,756        5,584        422        643   

Settlement loss

     682        —          —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total benefit cost

   $ 13,204      $ 7,991      $ 2,574      $ 3,380   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

During the nine months ended July 31, 2012, net periodic pension cost included a settlement loss of $682 as a result of the termination of a U.S. pension plan.

 

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The components of other postretirement benefit cost were:

 

     U.S.     International  

Three months ended

   July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011  

Service cost

   $ 159      $ 281      $ 7      $ 7   

Interest cost

     425        733        11        11   

Amortization of prior service credit

     (146     (287     —          —     

Amortization of net actuarial loss

     2        401        (4     (2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total benefit cost

   $ 440      $ 1,128      $ 14      $ 16   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     U.S.     International  

Nine months ended

   July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011     July 31, 2012     July 31, 2011  

Service cost

   $ 887      $ 842      $ 21      $ 23   

Interest cost

     2,069        2,199        31        31   

Amortization of prior service credit

     (438     (860     —          —     

Amortization of net actuarial loss

     1,342        1,204        (11     (6
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total benefit cost

   $ 3,860      $ 3,385      $ 41      $ 48   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Severance and restructuring costs
10. Severance and restructuring costs. In 2011, we announced a restructuring of the Georgia operations of our Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment in order to optimize operations and better serve our customers. The restructuring involves the expansion of our facility in Duluth and construction of a new facility in Swainsboro, where operations from our existing Swainsboro facility, as well as facilities in Norcross and Dawsonville, were transferred. Severance costs and other termination fees associated with this action are estimated to be $2,485. Of the total expense amount, a credit to expense of $19 was recorded in the three months ended July 31, 2012, $257 of expense was recorded in the three months ended April 30, 2012, $687 of expense was recorded in the three months ended January 31, 2012, and $1,557 of expense was recorded in 2011. Payments of $2,224 were made in the nine months ended July 31, 2012. In addition, $2,916 of expenses related to production inefficiencies and moving costs were incurred in the nine months ended July 31, 2012. Of this amount, $2,040 was recorded in cost of sales, and $876 was recorded in severance and restructuring costs.

 

     In order to optimize Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment operations in Germany, a restructuring initiative was launched in 2011 that resulted in severance costs of $209. Of that amount, $11 was recorded in the three months ended July 31, 2012, $42 was recorded in the three months ended April 30, 2012, $124 was recorded in the three months ended January 31, 2012, and $32 was recorded in 2011. Payments of $206 were made in the nine months ended July 31, 2012.

 

     In order to optimize Industrial Coating Systems operations in Ohio, a restructuring initiative was undertaken in 2012 that resulted in $690 of severance costs. Of that amount, $129 was recorded in the three months ended July 31, 2012, and $561 was recorded in the three months ended April 30, 2012. Payments of $690 were made in the nine months ended July 31, 2012.

 

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Fair value measurements
11. Fair value measurements. The inputs to the valuation techniques used to measure fair value are classified into the following categories:

Level 1: Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2: Observable market based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data.

Level 3: Unobservable inputs that are not corroborated by market data.

The following table presents the classification of our financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis at July 31, 2012:

 

     Total      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Assets:

           

Rabbi trust (a)

   $ 13,378       $ —         $ 13,378       $ —     

Forward exchange contracts (b)

     769         —           769         —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets at fair value

   $ 14,147       $ —         $ 14,147       $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities:

           

Deferred compensation plans (c)

   $ 5,804       $ 5,804       $ —         $ —     

Forward exchange contracts (b)

     3,845         —           3,845         —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities at fair value

   $ 9,649       $ 5,804       $ 3,845       $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) We maintain a rabbi trust that serves as an investment to shadow our deferred compensation plan liability. The investment assets of the trust consist of life insurance policies for which we recognize income or expense based upon changes in cash surrender value.
(b) We enter into foreign currency forward contracts to reduce the risk of foreign currency exposures resulting from receivables, payables, intercompany receivables, intercompany payables and loans denominated in foreign currencies. Foreign exchange contracts are valued using market exchange rates.
(c) Executive officers and other highly compensated employees may defer up to 100% of their salary and incentive compensation into various non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Deferrals can be allocated to various market performance measurement funds. Changes in the value of compensation deferred under these plans are recognized each period based on the fair value of the underlying measurement funds.

 

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Financial instruments
12. Financial instruments. We operate internationally and enter into intercompany transactions denominated in foreign currencies. Consequently, we are subject to market risk arising from exchange rate movements between the dates foreign currencies are recorded and the dates they are settled. We regularly use foreign currency forward contracts to reduce our risks related to most of these transactions. These contracts usually have maturities of 90 days or less and generally require us to exchange foreign currencies for U.S. dollars at maturity, at rates stated in the contracts. These contracts are not designated as hedging instruments.

Gains and losses on foreign exchange contracts are recorded in “Other – net” on the Consolidated Statement of Income together with the transaction gain or loss from the hedged balance sheet position. For the three months ended July 31, 2012, we recognized losses of $3,464 on foreign exchange contracts and gains of $2,796 from the change in fair value of balance sheet positions. For the three months ended July 31, 2011, we recognized losses of $3,532 on foreign exchange contracts and gains of $3,640 from the change in fair value of balance sheet positions. For the nine months ended July 31, 2012, we recognized losses of $3,452 on foreign exchange contracts and gains of $2,657 from the change in fair value of balance sheet positions. For the nine months ended July 31, 2011, we recognized losses of $8,083 on foreign exchange contracts and gains of $9,980 from the change in fair value of balance sheet positions. We do not use financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes.

We had the following outstanding foreign currency forward contracts at July 31, 2012:

 

     Sell      Buy  
     Notional
Amounts
     Fair Market
Value
     Notional
Amounts
     Fair Market
Value
 

Euro

   $ 2,862       $ 2,830       $ 88,257       $ 84,737   

British pound

     —           —           27,832         27,757   

Japanese yen

     6,829         6,861         13,278         13,342   

Others

     4,851         4,911         32,855         33,370   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 14,542       $ 14,602       $ 162,222       $ 159,206   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The carrying amounts and fair values of financial instruments at July 31, 2012, other than receivables and accounts payable, are shown in the table below. The carrying values of receivables and accounts payable approximate fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments.

 

     Carrying
Amount
    Fair Value  

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 53,639      $ 53,639   

Notes payable

     50,003        50,003   

Long-term debt, including current maturities

     643,641        645,392   

Foreign exchange contracts (net)

     (3,076     (3,076

We used the following methods and assumptions in estimating the fair value of financial instruments:

 

   

Cash, cash equivalents and notes payable are valued at their carrying amounts due to the relatively short period to maturity of the instruments.

   

Long-term debt is valued by discounting future cash flows at currently available rates for borrowing arrangements with similar terms and conditions, which are considered to be Level 2 inputs under the fair value hierarchy.

   

Foreign exchange contracts are estimated using observable marker-based inputs, which are considered to be Level 2 inputs under the fair value hierarchy.

 

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Income taxes
13. Income taxes. We record our interim provision for income taxes based on our estimated annual effective tax rate, as well as certain items discrete to the current period. The effective tax rates for the three and nine-month periods ended July 31, 2012 were 29.9% and 30.4%, respectively.

During the three months ending July 31, 2012, we recorded a favorable adjustment related to our 2011 tax provision that reduced income taxes by $400; additionally, we recorded a tax benefit of $175 related to an adjustment of deferred taxes resulting from a tax rate reduction in the United Kingdom. During the three months ending January 31, 2012, we recorded tax expense of $325 related to an adjustment of deferred taxes resulting from a tax rate reduction in Japan.

The effective tax rates for the three and nine-month periods ended July 31, 2011 were 27.7% and 29.1%, respectively. During the three months ending July 31, 2011, we recorded a favorable adjustment to unrecognized tax benefits of $2,027, primarily related to settlements with tax authorities. Additionally, during the three months ending July 31, 2011, we recorded a tax benefit of $368 related to an adjustment of deferred taxes resulting from a tax rate reduction in the United Kingdom.

In December 2010, Congress passed and the President signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, which provided retroactive reinstatement of a research credit. As a result, we recorded an additional tax benefit related to 2010 of $1,580 in the nine months ended July 31, 2011. Additionally, in the nine month period end July 31, 2011 we recorded a $549 tax benefit related to prior years for deductions associated with the Company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

 

Acquisitions
14. Acquisitions. On June 14, 2012, we acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of EDI Holdings, Inc. (“EDI”), a provider of slot coating and flat polymer extrusion dies for plastic processors and web converters headquartered in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. EDI is being reported in our Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment.

On June 21, 2012, we acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Xaloy Superior Holdings, Inc. (“Xaloy”), a manufacturer of melt delivery components for injection and extrusion machinery in the global plastic processing industry headquartered in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Xaloy is being reported in our Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment.

Financing for these acquisitions consisted of $250,000 from a 364-day bridge loan facility with PNC and the balance from our existing revolving loan facility. Subsequently, we repaid $200,000 of the bridge loan with proceeds from private placement notes having maturities between July 2017 and July 2025.

These acquisitions were not individually material, but in the aggregate they must be disclosed pursuant to the business combinations guidance. On an aggregate basis, net sales and net income included in our consolidated statement of income attributable to these acquisitions since their respective acquisition dates were approximately $22,088 and $848, respectively. The table below shows a preliminary allocation of the combined purchase price. A final determination of the purchase price allocation will be made based upon the completion of independent appraisals of the fair value of related long-lived tangible and intangible assets and the determination of the fair value of certain other acquired assets and liabilities.

 

Fair values:

  

Current assets

   $ 62,997   

Non-current assets

     50,231   

Goodwill

     239,921   

Intangible assets subject to amortization

     114,046   

Current liabilities

     (28,475

Non-current liabilities

     (25,491
  

 

 

 
     413,229   

Less cash acquired

     (8,027
  

 

 

 

Purchase price

   $ 405,202   
  

 

 

 

 

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The intangible assets consist of customer lists of $43,800, which are being amortized over 8.5 years; technology assets of $24,900, which are being amortized over 15 years; tradenames of $41,500, which are being amortized over 15 years; and non-compete agreements of $3,846, which are being amortized over one to two years. None of the goodwill associated with these acquisitions is tax deductible; however, there is $11,000 of tax basis goodwill related to previous acquisitions that is tax deductible.

The following unaudited pro forma financial information for 2012 and 2011 assumes the acquisitions above occurred as of the beginning of 2011, after giving effect to certain adjustments, including amortization of intangible assets, interest expense on acquisition debt and income tax effects. The pro forma results have been prepared for comparative purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations which may occur in the future or that would have occurred had the acquisitions been affected on the date indicated, nor are they necessarily indicative of our future results of operations.

 

Nine months ended July 31

   2012      2011  

Sales

   $ 1,083,694       $ 1,034,839   

Net income

   $ 162,411       $ 169,689   

Basic earnings per share

   $ 2.52       $ 2.50   

Diluted earnings per share

   $ 2.49       $ 2.46   

Proforma results for 2011 were adjusted to include $1,824 of acquisition-related expenses, $3,222 of nonrecurring expense related to the fair value adjustment to acquisition-date inventory and $9,169 of amortization expenses related to EDI and Xaloy intangible assets. Proforma results for 2012 were adjusted to exclude $1,824 of acquisition-related expenses and $1,660 of nonrecurring expense related to the fair value adjustment to acquisition-date inventory. Proforma results for 2012 include $8,085 of amortization expense related to EDI and Xaloy intangible assets.

 

Contingencies
15. Contingencies. We are involved in pending or potential litigation regarding environmental, product liability, patent, contract, employee and other matters arising from the normal course of business, including the environmental matter discussed below. After consultation with legal counsel, we do not expect that resolutions of these matters will result in a material effect on our financial condition, quarterly or annual results of operations or cash flows.

We have voluntarily agreed with the City of New Richmond, Wisconsin and other Potentially Responsible Parties to share costs associated with the remediation of the City of New Richmond municipal landfill (the “Site”) and the construction of a potable water delivery system serving the impacted area down gradient of the Site. At July 31, 2012 and October 31, 2011 our accrual for the ongoing operation, maintenance and monitoring obligation at the Site was $795. The liability for environmental remediation represents management’s best estimate of the probable and reasonably estimable undiscounted costs related to known remediation obligations. The accuracy of our estimate of environmental liability is affected by several uncertainties such as additional requirements that may be identified in connection with remedial activities, the complexity and evolution of environmental laws and regulations, and the identification of presently unknown remediation requirements. Consequently, our liability could be greater than our current estimate. However, we do not expect that the costs associated with remediation will have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations.

 

Subsequent events
16. Subsequent events. On August 1, 2012 we acquired Plymouth, Michigan based Sealant Equipment & Engineering, Inc., a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of meter, mix and dispense equipment and valves that apply 1-part, 2-part and 3-part adhesive, sealant and lubricating materials.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following is Management’s discussion and analysis of certain significant factors affecting our financial condition and results of operations for the periods included in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.

Results of Operations

Sales

Worldwide sales for the three months ended July 31, 2012 were $379,872, an increase $67,617, or 21.7%, from sales of $312,255 for the comparable period of 2011. Sales volume increased 26.1%, and unfavorable effects of currency translations decreased sales by 4.4%. The sales volume increase consisted of organic growth of 15.9% and 10.2% from acquisitions. Sales volume increased in all three business segments and all five geographic regions in which we operate.

Sales of the Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment for the three months ended July 31, 2012 were $175,175, an increase of $22,104, or 14.4%, from the comparable period of 2011. Sales volume increased 20.9%, and unfavorable currency translation effects decreased sales by 6.5%. The sales volume increase consisted of 16.5% from acquisitions and in 4.4% organic volume growth. Sales volume increased in all regions, primarily due to acquisitions and growth in consumer non-durable end markets.

Advanced Technology Systems segment sales for the three months ended July 31, 2012 were $153,073 compared to $111,609 in the comparable period of 2011, an increase of $41,464, or 37.2%. Sales volume increased 39.3%, and currency translation effects decreased sales by 2.1%. The sales volume increase consisted of organic growth of 33.6% and 5.7% from an acquisition. Within the segment, volume increases were strongest in Asia Pacific, the United States and Japan. Volume increases were driven by strong broad-based demand for dispensing, and test and inspection equipment in electronics end markets, especially for mobile device applications.

Effective November 1, 2011, the Industrial Coating Systems segment includes our fuel cell product line that had previously been reported in the Advanced Technology Systems segment. This reclassification more closely reflects the change in management of this product line and its related growth opportunities. Prior year results have been reclassified to reflect the segment change.

Sales of the Industrial Coating Systems segment for the three months ended July 31, 2012 were $51,624, an increase of $4,049, or 8.5%, from sales of $47,575 for the three months ended July 31, 2011. Volume increased 11.8%, and currency translation effects decreased sales by 3.3%. The sales volume increase was driven by durable goods manufacturers’ demand for our coating and cold material system solutions primarily in the United States and Japan.

On a geographic basis, sales in the United States increased 29.6% for the three months ended July 31, 2012 from the three months ended July 31, 2011. The increase consisted of 18.9% from acquisitions and 10.7% organic volume. Sales in the Americas region were up 5.8%, with volume increasing 13.6% and unfavorable currency effect reducing sales by 7.8%. The change in sales volume consisted of 8.7% from acquisitions and 4.9% organic volume. The European sales decrease of 2.4% consisted of an 8.8% volume increase offset by unfavorable currency effects of 11.2%. The increase in sales volume consisted of 0.4% from organic volume and 8.4% from acquisitions. Sales in Japan for the three months ended July 31, 2012 increased 14.8% from the comparable period of the prior year. The increase consisted of a 14.1% in sales volume and favorable currency effects of 0.7%. The change in sales volume consisted of 6.3% from acquisitions and organic volume of 7.8%. Asia Pacific sales increased 49.5%. Sales volume increased 50.8%, partially offset by unfavorable currency effects of 1.3%. The change in sales volume consisted of 5.6% from acquisitions and 45.2% organic volume.

 

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Worldwide sales for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 were $970,901, an increase of $68,760, or 7.6%, from sales of $902,141 for the comparable period of 2011. Sales volume increased 9.7%, offset by unfavorable currency effects of 2.1%. The sales volume increase consisted of 5.6% from acquisitions and a 4.1% increase in organic volume. Sales volume increased in all three business segments and all five geographic regions in which we operate.

Sales of the Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 were $469,045, an increase of $19,566, or 4.4% from the comparable period of 2011. Sales volume increased 7.4%, and unfavorable currency translation effects decreased sales by 3.0%. The sales volume increase was the result of 6.9% from acquisitions and 0.5% from organic volume. Sales volume increased in all geographic regions.

Advanced Technology Systems segment sales for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 were $368,178 compared to $320,844 in the comparable period of 2011, an increase of $47,334, or 14.8%. Sales volume increased 15.8%, and currency translation effects decreased sales by 1.0%. The sales volume increase consisted of 6.2% from an acquisition and organic volume of 9.6%. Within the segment, volume increased in all geographic regions, except for Europe due to general economic conditions in that region. Volume increases were driven by strong broad-based demand for dispensing, test and inspection in electronics end markets, especially for mobile device applications.

Sales of the Industrial Coating Systems segment for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 were $133,678, an increase of $1,860, or 1.4%, from the nine months ended July 31, 2011. Sales volume increases of 3.0% were partially offset by currency translation effects that decreased sales by 1.6%. The sales volume increase was driven by durable goods manufacturers’ demand for our coating and cold material system solutions primarily in the United States.

On a geographic basis, sales in the United States increased 15.1% for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 from the nine months ended July 31, 2011. The increase consisted of 10.8% from acquisitions and 4.3% organic volume. Sales in the Americas region were up 2.3%, with volume increasing 7.3% offset by unfavorable currency effects of 5.0%. The change in sales volume consisted of 4.8% from acquisitions and 2.5% organic volume. The European sales decrease of 4.4% consisted of a volume increase of 1.6% offset by a decrease of 6.0% from unfavorable currency effects. The increase in sales volume consisted of 5.4% from acquisitions partially offset by a decline in organic volume of 3.8%. Sales in Japan for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 increased 10.7% from the comparable period of the prior year. The increase consisted of volume of 7.8% and favorable currency effects of 2.9%. The increase in sales volume consisted of 2.4% from acquisitions and 5.4% organic volume. Asia Pacific sales increased 15.6%, with volume increasing 15.7% partially offset by unfavorable currency effects of 0.1%. The change in sales volume consisted of 2.2% from acquisitions and 13.5% organic volume.

Operating Profit

Cost of sales for the three months ended July 31, 2012 were $156,658, up from $124,205 in 2011. Cost of sales, including those costs classified as restructuring, for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 were $388,685, up from $350,168 in 2011. The gross margin percentage was 58.8% for the three months ended July 31, 2012, as compared to 60.2% for the comparable period of 2011 and was 60.0% for the nine months ended July 31, 2012, as compared to 61.2% for the comparable period of 2011. The 2012 gross margin percentages were negatively impacted by higher charges for short-term inventory purchase accounting valuation adjustments related to acquisitions. “Cost of goods sold – restructuring” of $2,040 in the nine months ended July 31, 2012 were costs associated with the transfer of production and start-up activities related to our United States Adhesive Dispensing Systems plant consolidation initiative that resulted in decreases in the gross margin percentage of 0.2% for the nine months ended July 31, 2012. Other decreases in gross margin percentages in 2012 were due to product line mix changes and currency effects.

 

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Selling and administrative expenses, excluding severance and restructuring costs, for the three months ended July 31, 2012 were $124,555, compared to $109,330 for the comparable period of 2011. This represented an increase of $15,225 or 13.9%. Selling and administrative expenses for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 were $347,666, compared to $315,301 for the comparable period of 2011. This represented an increase of $32,365, or 10.3%. The increases were largely due to the addition of acquired businesses, acquisition transaction costs and higher compensation expenses related to increased employment levels, partially offset by currency effects that reduced expenses. Selling and administrative expenses for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2011 included $3,136 related to a fee paid to withdraw from a multiemployer employee pension fund in Japan, and for the nine months ended July 31, 2011 included impairment charges of $1,322 related to the write-down of two of our facilities in Georgia related to a decision to consolidate operations and reduce the number of facilities there.

Selling and administrative expenses, excluding severance and restructuring costs, for the three months ended July 31, 2012 as a percent of sales decreased to 32.8% from 35.0% for the comparable period of 2011. For the nine months ended July 31, 2012, these expenses as a percent of sales increased to 35.8% from 35.0% for the comparable period of 2011. The improvement in the expense-to-sales ratios in the three month period versus the nine month period can be traced to a much higher rate of growth in sales in the last three month period relative to the first six month period. Relative to the same periods of 2011, sales for the last three months ended July 31, 2012, increased 21.7% with a 13.9% increase in selling and administrative expenses; and, sales for the first six months of 2012 increased less than 1% with an 8.3% increase in selling and administrative expenses.

In connection with the Adhesive Dispensing System initiative described above, a 2011 Adhesive Dispensing System initiative in Germany, and a 2012 Industrial Coating Systems initiative, severance and restructuring costs of $121 and $2,668 were recorded in the three and nine months, respectively, ended July 31, 2012, compared to costs of $64 for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2011.

Operating profit as a percentage of sales was 25.9% for the three months ended July 31, 2012, up from 25.2% for the comparable period of 2011. The increase was primarily due to sales increasing at a higher rate than selling and administrative expenses. Operating profit as a percentage of sales was 23.9% for the nine months ended July 31, 2012, down from 26.2% for the comparable period of 2011. The decrease was primarily due to selling and administrative expenses increasing at a higher rate than sales in the first half of 2012 and severance and restructuring costs in the current year.

Operating profit as a percent of sales for the Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment decreased to 29.8% for the three months ended July 31, 2012 from 33.6% in 2011 and to 32.2% for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 from 35.0% for the comparable period of 2011. Operating profit for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2012 included charges related to short-term inventory purchase accounting adjustments. Operating profit for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 included $4,018 of severance and restructuring costs. Operating profit for the nine months ended July 31, 2011 included impairment losses of $1,322 on two facilities that were written down to fair value.

For the Advanced Technology Systems segment, operating profit as a percent of sales for the three months ended July 31, 2012 was 32.6%, up from 27.8% for the three months ended July 31, 2011. For the nine months ended July 31, 2012 operating profit as a percent of sales was 25.7%, down from 27.4% last year. Operating margin for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 was negatively impacted by higher charges related to short-term purchase accounting valuation adjustments and expenses associated with the termination of a pension plan.

Operating profit for the Industrial Coating Systems segment was 13.7% of sales for the three months ended July 31, 2012, compared to 17.5% for the three months ended July 31, 2011. For the nine months ended July 31, 2012 operating profit was 10.2% of sales, compared 14.4% in the same period of 2011. The decreases were due to selling and administrative expenses increasing at a higher rate than sales.

 

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Interest and Other Income (Expense)

Interest expense for the three months ended July 31, 2012 was $2,796, up $1,969 from $827 for the three months ended July 31, 2011. Interest expense for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 was $6,925, up $3,365 from $3,560 for the nine months ended July 31, 2011. The increases were due to higher borrowing levels resulting primarily from acquisitions in the third quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2011 and share repurchases.

Other expense was $716 for the three months ended July 31, 2012, compared to other income of $169 in the comparable period of the prior year. Included in those amounts were foreign exchange losses of $668 in 2012 and foreign exchange gains of $108 in 2011. Other income for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 was $413, compared to $2,896 for the nine months ended July 31, 2011. Included in those amounts were foreign exchange losses of $795 in 2012 and foreign exchange gains of $1,897 in 2011.

Income Taxes

The effective tax rates for the three and nine-month periods ending July 31, 2012 were 29.9% and 30.4%, compared to 27.7% and 29.1% for the comparable periods ending July 31, 2011.

The tax rate for the three months ended July 31, 2012, was impacted by a favorable adjustment related to our 2011 tax provision that reduced income taxes by $400, and a favorable adjustment to deferred taxes related to a tax rate reduction in the United Kingdom that reduced income taxes by $175. During the three months ending January 31, 2012, we recorded tax expense of $325 related to an adjustment of deferred taxes resulting from a tax rate reduction in Japan.

The tax rate for the three months ended July 31, 2011, was impacted by a favorable adjustment to unrecognized tax benefits primarily related to settlements with tax authorities that reduced income taxes by $2,027. Additionally, during the three months ending July 31, 2011, we recorded a tax benefit of $368 related to an adjustment of deferred taxes resulting from a tax rate reduction in the United Kingdom.

In December 2010, Congress passed and the President signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, which provided retroactive reinstatement of a research credit. As a result, we recorded an additional tax benefit related to 2010 of $1,580 in the nine months ended July 31, 2011. Additionally, in the nine month period ending July 31, 2011 we recorded a $549 tax benefit related to prior years for deductions associated with the Company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Net Income

Net income for the three months ended July 31, 2012 was $66,694, or $1.03 per share on a diluted basis, compared to $56,550, or $0.82 per share on a diluted basis in the same period of 2011. This represents a 17.9% increase in net income and a 25.6% increase in earnings per share. For the nine months ended July 31, 2012, net income was $157,143, or $2.41 per share on a diluted basis, compared to $167,689, or $2.44 per share for the nine months ended July 31, 2011. This represents a 6.3% decrease in net income and a 1.2% decrease in earnings per share. The percentage change in earnings per share is different than the percentage change in net income due to a lower number of shares outstanding in the current year as a result of treasury share purchases.

Foreign Currency Effects

In the aggregate, average exchange rates for 2012 used to translate international sales and operating results into U.S. dollars compared unfavorably with average exchange rates existing during 2011. It is not possible to precisely measure the impact on operating results arising from foreign currency exchange rate changes, because of changes in selling prices, sales volume, product mix and cost structure in each country in which we operate. However, if transactions for the three months ended July 31, 2012 were translated at exchange rates in effect during the same period of 2011, sales would have been approximately $13,800 higher while third-party costs and expenses would have been approximately $8,300 higher. If transactions for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 were translated at exchange rates in effect during the same period of 2011, sales would have been approximately $18,700 higher and third party costs would have been approximately $11,000 higher.

 

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Financial Condition

During the nine months ended July 31, 2012, cash and cash equivalents increased $16,231. Cash provided by operations during this period was $177,575, compared to $180,292 for the nine months ended July 31, 2011. Cash of $195,445 was generated from net income adjusted for non-cash income and expenses as compared to $198,278 last year. The decrease was primarily due to lower net income. Changes in operating assets and liabilities used $17,870 of cash in the current year, compared to $17,986 in 2011.

Cash used in investing activities was $423,310 for the nine months ended July 31, 2012, compared to $41,251 in the comparable period of the prior year. Current year capital expenditures were $21,550, up from $14,306 from 2011. Significant expenditures in the current year include the previously announced expansion of our Duluth, Georgia facility and production equipment for our new facility in Swainsboro, Georgia. Cash of $2,213 was received in the six months ended April 30, 2012 related to the sale of UV Curing graphic arts and lamps product lines that occurred in June 2010. In the nine months ended July 31, 2012, cash of $405,202 was used for the acquisition of EDI and Xaloy. In the nine months ended July 31, 2011, cash of $34,627 was used for the acquisition of Micromedics, Inc., and Verbruggen. In 2011, cash proceeds of $7,552 were received from the maturity of bank certificates of deposit that had been classified as short-term marketable securities.

Cash provided by finance activities was $264,122 during the nine months ended July 31, 2012, compared to cash used in financing activities of $114,673 for the nine months ended July 31, 2011. In the current year, cash proceeds of $374,488 were generated from net short-term and long-term borrowings related to acquisitions. Cash of $3,191 was also provided by the issuance of common stock related to stock option exercises. These amounts were offset by $86,982 used for the repurchase of common shares and $24,189 for dividend payments.

The following is a summary of significant changes in balance sheet captions from the end of 2011 to July 31, 2012. Receivables increased $47,059 due to the EDI and Xaloy acquisitions and to higher sales in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. Inventories increased $37,227 due to the acquisitions and a higher level of business activity expected in the fourth quarter of 2012. Prepaid expenses increased primarily as a result of acquisitions. Property, plant and equipment – net increased $43,226 primarily due to acquisitions, our previously announced expansion of our Duluth, Georgia facility and production equipment and a capital lease asset related to a new leased facility in Swainsboro, Georgia. The increases in goodwill and intangible assets were due to acquisitions.

The increase in notes payable is due to short-term borrowings, accounts payable and accrued liabilities were primarily due to acquisitions. The increase of $10,910 in income taxes payable was primarily due to the timing of required tax payments. The increase of $20,614 in customer advanced payments can be traced to acquisitions and a higher level of engineered system orders that require partial payment in advance. Current maturities of long-term debt increased and long-term debt decreased as a result of the reclassification from long-term to current of our $50,000 Prudential Senior note due in February 2013. The long-term debt increase of $274,518 reflects borrowings under a senior note purchase agreement in July 2012 and additional borrowings under our revolving credit agreement, partially offset by the reclassification mentioned above. The increase of $9,631 in long-term deferred income taxes was primarily due to amortization of goodwill for tax purposes, purchase accounting adjustments and acquisitions. The $9,696 increase in other long-term liabilities was largely due to acquisitions and a capital lease obligation related to our new Swainsboro, Georgia facility.

In September 2011, the board of directors approved a program that allowed for the repurchase of up to $100,000 of common shares. This program was completed in April 2012, and the board of directors approved an additional repurchase program of up to $100,000. Uses for repurchased shares include the funding of benefit programs including stock options, nonvested stock and 401(k) matching. During 2012, we repurchased 1,831 shares within these programs for a total amount of $86,022, using working capital and proceeds from borrowings under our credit facilities.

 

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On July 26, 2012, we entered into a Note Purchase Agreement with a group of insurance companies under which we sold $200,000 of Senior Notes. The notes mature between July 2017 and July 2025 and bear interest at fixed rates between 2.27% and 3.13%. We were in compliance with all covenants at July 31, 2012.

On June 4, 2012, we entered into a $250,000 Credit Agreement with PNC Bank. The agreement provides for a delayed draw term loan facility that matures 364 days after the date of the agreement. We borrowed $250,000 under this agreement for the EDI and Xaloy acquisitions and repaid $200,000 using proceeds of the Senior Notes described above, leaving a balance of $50,000 outstanding at July 31, 2012. After the repayment the amount available to be borrowed under the agreement was reduced to $50,000. We were in compliance with all covenants at July 31, 2012.

On December 9, 2011 we entered into a $500,000 unsecured multicurrency credit facility with a group of banks. This facility has a five-year term and includes a $40,000 subfacility for swing-line loans. It may be increased from $500,000 to $750,000 under certain conditions. This facility contains customary events of default and covenants related to limitations on indebtedness and the maintenance of certain financial ratios. It replaced our existing revolving loan agreement that was scheduled to expire in 2012. Balances outstanding under the prior facility were transferred to the new facility. At July 31, 2012, $316,800 was outstanding under this facility, compared to $192,200 outstanding at October 31, 2011 under the prior facility. We were in compliance with all debt covenants at July 31, 2012, and the amount we could borrow under the facility would not have been limited by any debt covenants.

In 2008, we entered into a $50,000 Senior Note Purchase Agreement with Prudential Investment Management, Inc. The Note bears interest at a rate of 4.98 percent, matures on February 22, 2013 and is unsecured. The Agreement contains customary events of default and covenants related to limitations on indebtedness and the maintenance of certain financial ratios. We were in compliance with all covenants at July 31, 2012.

On June 30, 2011, we entered into a $150,000 three-year Private Shelf Note agreement with New York Life Investment Management LLC. Borrowings under the agreement may be up to 12 years, with an average life of up to 10 years and are unsecured. The interest rate on each borrowing can be fixed or floating and is based upon the market rate at the borrowing date. This agreement contains customary events of default and covenants related to limitations on indebtedness and the maintenance of certain financial ratios. At July 31, 2012 and October 31, 2011, $75,000 was outstanding under this facility at a fixed rate of 2.21 percent per annum. We were in compliance with all covenants at July 31, 2012, and the amount we could borrow would not have been limited by any debt covenants.

Critical Accounting Policies

Our condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial information. The preparation of these financial statements requires management to make estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate the accounting policies and estimates used to prepare financial statements. Estimates are based on historical experience and assumptions believed to be reasonable under current facts and circumstances. Actual amounts and results could differ from these estimates used by management.

Certain accounting policies that require significant management estimates and are deemed critical to the results of operations or financial position were discussed in Item 7 of the 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2011. There were no material changes in these policies during the three months ended July 31, 2012.

 

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Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2012, sales are expected to increase 23% to 27% compared to the same period a year ago, including an estimated 4% unfavorable effect associated with currency translation. Diluted earnings per share are expected in the range of $0.96 to $1.04.

This outlook is supported by encouraging order rates that exceed a year ago; however, uncertainties in the macroeconomic environment add caution to our view of growth for the near-term quarters.

We continue to look for strategic acquisition opportunities and continue to develop new applications and markets for our technologies and to move forward with additional lean and other operational initiatives to enhance our financial performance.

Safe Harbor Statements Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Of 1995

This Form 10-Q, particularly “Management’s Discussion and Analysis,” contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements relate to, among other things, income, earnings, cash flows, changes in operations, operating improvements, businesses in which we operate and the U.S. and global economies. Statements in this 10-Q that are not historical are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements” and may be indicated by words or phrases such as “anticipates,” “supports,” “plans,” “projects,” “expects,” “believes,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “hope,” “forecast,” “management is of the opinion,” use of the future tense and similar words or phrases.

In light of these risks and uncertainties, actual events and results may vary significantly from those included in or contemplated or implied by such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expected results are discussed in Item 1A, Risk Factors in our 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2011.

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Information regarding our financial instruments that are sensitive to changes in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates was disclosed in our 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2011. The information disclosed has not changed materially in the interim period since then.

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Our management with the participation of the principal executive officer (President and Chief Executive Officer) and principal financial officer (Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer) has reviewed and evaluated our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in the Securities Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e)) as of July 31, 2012. Based on that evaluation, our management, including the principal executive and financial officers, has concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of July 31, 2012 in ensuring that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to management, including the principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

There were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the three months ended July 31, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

We are involved in pending or potential litigation regarding environmental, product liability, patent, contract, employee and other matters arising from the normal course of business, including the environmental matter discussed below. After consultation with legal counsel, we do not expect that resolutions of these matters will result in a material effect on our financial condition, quarterly or annual results of operations or cash flows.

We have voluntarily agreed with the City of New Richmond, Wisconsin and other Potentially Responsible Parties to share costs associated with the remediation of the City of New Richmond municipal landfill (the “Site”) and the construction of a potable water delivery system serving the impacted area down gradient of the Site. At July 31, 2012 and October 31, 2011 our accrual for the ongoing operation, maintenance and monitoring obligation at the Site was $795. The liability for environmental remediation represents management’s best estimate of the probable and reasonably estimable undiscounted costs related to known remediation obligations. The accuracy of our estimate of environmental liability is affected by several uncertainties such as additional requirements that may be identified in connection with remedial activities, the complexity and evolution of environmental laws and regulations, and the identification of presently unknown remediation requirements. Consequently, our liability could be greater than our current estimate. However, we do not expect that the costs associated with remediation will have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations.

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

Information regarding our risk factors was disclosed in our 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2011. The information disclosed has not changed materially in the interim period since then.

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

The following table summarizes common stock repurchased by the Company during the three months ended July 31, 2012:

 

(In thousands, except for per share data)

   Total Number
of Shares
Purchased
     Average
Price Paid
per Share
     Total Number of
Shares Purchased
as Part of Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs (1)
     Maximum Value of
Shares that
May Yet Be Purchased
Under the Plans
or Programs
 

May 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012

     242       $ 51.67         242       $ 84,883   

June 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012

     —           —           —           84,883   

July 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012

     3       $ 51.55         —           84,883   
  

 

 

       

 

 

    

Total

     245            242      
  

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

(1) In April 2012 the board of directors approved an additional repurchase program of up to $100,000. Uses for repurchased shares include the funding of benefit programs including stock options, nonvested stock and 401(k) matching. Shares purchased are treated as treasury shares until used for such purposes. The repurchase program is being funded using working capital and proceeds from borrowings under our credit facilities.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

Exhibit Number:

4.1 Credit agreement dated June 4, 2012 by and among Nordson Corporation, PNC Bank National Association and PNC Capital Markets LLC

4.2 Master Note Purchase Agreement dated July 26, 2012 between Nordson Corporation and the purchasers listed therein

10.1 Stock Purchase Agreement Dated May 18, 2012 by and among Nordson Corporation and Bertram Growth Capital I, Bertram Growth Capital II, Bertram Growth Capital II-A, and EDI Holdings, Inc.

10.2 Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among Xaloy Superior Holdings, Inc., Nordson Corporation, Buckeye Merger Corp. and Sellers’ Representative dated as of June 2, 2012

31.1 Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by the Chief Executive Officer, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

31.2 Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by the Chief Financial Officer, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

32.1 Certification of CEO pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

32.2 Certification of CFO pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

101 The following financial information from Nordson Corporation’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended July 31, 2012, formatted in Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL): (i) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2012 and July 31, 2011, (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at July 31, 2012 and October 31, 2011, (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and July 31, 2011, and (iv) the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: September 5, 2012     Nordson Corporation
    By:   /s/ Gregory A. Thaxton
    Gregory A. Thaxton
    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial Officer)

 

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XNAS:NDSN Nordson Corp Quarterly Report 10-Q Filing - 7/31/2012
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