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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

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

For the Quarterly Period Ended March 31, 2012

OR

 

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

Commission file number 1-12387

TENNECO INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   76-0515284
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
500 North Field Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois   60045
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:    (847) 482-5000

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 (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes  þ      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 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes  þ      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 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  ¨   Smaller reporting company  ¨
  (Do not check if a 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  þ

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock as of the latest practicable date.

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share: 60,699,850 shares outstanding as of April 30, 2012.

 

 

 


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         Page  
Part I — Financial Information   

Item 1.

 

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

     5   
 

Tenneco Inc. and Consolidated Subsidiaries —

  
 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

     5   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

     6   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

     7   
 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

     9   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

     10   
 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity

     11   
 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

     12   

Item 2.

 

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

     35   

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     57   

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

     57   
Part II — Other Information   

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

     *   

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

     58   

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     59   

Item 3.

 

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

     *   

Item 4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

     *   

Item 5.

 

Other Information

     *   

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

     61   

 

* No response to this item is included herein for the reason that it is inapplicable or the answer to such item is negative.

 

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT FOR PURPOSES OF THE “SAFE HARBOR” PROVISIONS OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

This Quarterly Report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning, among other things, our prospects and business strategies. These forward-looking statements are included in various sections of this report, including the section entitled “Outlook” appearing in Item 2 of this report. The words “may,” “will,” “believe,” “should,” “could,” “plan,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” and similar expressions (and variations thereof), identify these forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, these expectations may not prove to be correct. Because these forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements include:

 

   

general economic, business and market conditions;

 

   

our ability to source and procure needed materials, components and other products and services in accordance with customer demand and at competitive prices;

 

   

changes in capital availability or costs, including increases in our cost of borrowing (i.e., interest rate increases), the amount of our debt, our ability to access capital markets at favorable rates, and the credit ratings of our debt;

 

   

changes in consumer demand, prices and our ability to have our products included on top selling vehicles, including any shifts in consumer preferences away from light trucks, which tend to be higher margin products for our customers and us, to other lower margin vehicles, for which we may or may not have supply arrangements;

 

   

changes in automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers’ production rates and their actual and forecasted requirements for our products, such as the significant production cuts during 2008 and 2009 by automotive manufacturers in response to difficult economic conditions;

 

   

the overall highly competitive nature of the automobile and commercial vehicle parts industries, and any resultant inability to realize the sales represented by our awarded book of business (which is based on anticipated pricing and volumes over the life of the applicable program);

 

   

the loss of any of our large original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers (on whom we depend for a substantial portion of our revenues), or the loss of market shares by these customers if we are unable to achieve increased sales to other OEMs or any change in customer demand due to delays in the adoption or enforcement of worldwide emissions regulations;

 

   

industrywide strikes, labor disruptions at our facilities or any labor or other economic disruptions at any of our significant customers or suppliers or any of our customers’ other suppliers (such as the 2008 strike at American Axle, which disrupted our supply of products for significant General Motors (GM) platforms);

 

   

increases in the costs of raw materials, including our ability to successfully reduce the impact of any such cost increases through materials substitutions, cost reduction initiatives, customer recovery and other methods;

 

   

the negative impact of higher fuel prices on transportation and logistics costs, raw material costs and discretionary purchases of vehicles or aftermarket products;

 

   

the cyclical nature of the global vehicle industry, including the performance of the global aftermarket sector and the impact of vehicle parts’ longer product lives;

 

   

our ability to successfully execute cash management, restructuring and other cost reduction plans and to realize anticipated benefits from these plans;

 

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costs related to product warranties and other customer satisfaction actions;

 

   

the impact of consolidation among vehicle parts suppliers and customers on our ability to compete;

 

   

changes in distribution channels or competitive conditions in the markets and countries where we operate, including the impact of changes in distribution channels for aftermarket products on our ability to increase or maintain aftermarket sales;

 

   

the cost and outcome of existing and any future claims or legal proceedings, including, but not limited to, claims or proceedings against us or our customers relating to product performance, product safety or intellectual property rights;

 

   

economic, exchange rate and political conditions in the countries where we operate or sell our products;

 

   

customer acceptance of new products;

 

   

new technologies that reduce the demand for certain of our products or otherwise render them obsolete;

 

   

our ability to realize our business strategy of improving operating performance;

 

   

our ability to successfully integrate any acquisitions that we complete and effectively manage our joint ventures and other third-party relationships;

 

   

changes by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or the Securities and Exchange Commission of authoritative generally accepted accounting principles or policies;

 

   

changes in accounting estimates and assumptions, including changes based on additional information;

 

   

any changes by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) or other such committees in their certification protocols for processes and products, which may have the effect of delaying or hindering our ability to bring new products to market;

 

   

the impact of changes in and compliance with laws and regulations, including: environmental laws and regulations, which may result in our incurrence of environmental liabilities in excess of the amount reserved; and any changes to the timing of the funding requirements for our pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities;

 

   

the potential impairment in the carrying value of our long-lived assets and goodwill or our deferred tax assets;

 

   

potential volatility in our effective tax rate;

 

   

natural disasters, such as the 2011 earthquake in Japan and flooding in Thailand, and any resultant disruptions in the supply or production of goods or services to us or by us or in demand by our customers;

 

   

acts of war and/or terrorism, as well as actions taken or to be taken by the United States and other governments as a result of further acts or threats of terrorism, and the impact of these acts on economic, financial and social conditions in the countries where we operate; and

 

   

the timing and occurrence (or non-occurrence) of other transactions, events and circumstances which may be beyond our control.

The risks included here are not exhaustive. Refer to “Part I, Item 1A — Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, for further discussion regarding our exposure to risks. Additionally, new risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all such risk factors, nor to assess the impact such risk factors might have on our business or the extent to which any factor or combination of factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.

 

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PART I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Tenneco Inc.:

We have reviewed the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet of Tenneco Inc. and consolidated subsidiaries as of March 31, 2012, and the related condensed consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, cash flows, and changes in shareholders’ equity for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011. These interim financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management.

We conducted our review in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). A review of interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.

Based on our review, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements for them to be in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

We previously audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2011, and the related consolidated statements of income (loss), cash flows, changes in shareholders’ equity and comprehensive income for the year then ended (not presented herein), and in our report dated February 24, 2012, we expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the information set forth in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2011, is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.

 

/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Chicago, Illinois
May 7, 2012

 

The “Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm” included above is not a “report” or “part of a Registration Statement” prepared or certified by an independent accountant within the meaning of Sections 7 and 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, and the accountants’ Section 11 liability does not extend to such report.

 

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TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011  
     (Millions Except Share and Per
Share Amounts)
 

Revenues

    

Net sales and operating revenues

   $ 1,912      $ 1,760   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

    

Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below)

     1,607        1,466   

Engineering, research, and development

     38        35   

Selling, general, and administrative

     118        109   

Depreciation and amortization of other intangibles

     49        51   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     1,812        1,661   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income (expense)

    

Loss on sale of receivables

     (1     (1

Other income (expense)

     (3     (4
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     (4     (5
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings before interest expense, income taxes, and noncontrolling interests

     96        94   

Interest expense (net of interest capitalized of $1 million in both the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively)

     42        28   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings before income taxes and noncontrolling interests

     54        66   

Income tax expense

     18        14   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     36        52   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     6        5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Tenneco Inc.

   $ 30      $ 47   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per share

    

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding —

    

Basic

     60,196,428        59,849,278   

Diluted

     61,736,204        62,074,523   

Basic earnings per share of common stock

   $ 0.50      $ 0.78   

Diluted earnings per share of common stock

   $ 0.49      $ 0.75   

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral

part of these condensed consolidated statements of income.

 

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TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended March 31, 2012  
    Tenneco Inc.     Noncontrolling Interests     Total  
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
(Loss)
    Comprehensive
Income
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
    Comprehensive
Income
(Loss)
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
(Loss)
    Comprehensive
Income
 
    (Millions)  

Net Income

    $ 30        $ 6        $ 36   
   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

           

Cumulative Translation Adjustment

           

Balance January 1

  $ (30     $ 4        $ (26  

Translation of foreign currency statements

    26        26        (1     (1     25        25   
 

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

   

Balance March 31

    (4       3          (1  
 

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

   

Additional Liability for Pension and Postretirement Benefits

           

Balance January 1

    (352                (352  

Additional Liability for Pension and Postretirement Benefits, net of tax

    3        3            3        3   
 

 

 

         

 

 

   

Balance March 31

    (349           (349  
 

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

   

Balance March 31

  $ (353     $ 3        $ (350  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other Comprehensive Income

      29          (1       28   
   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

    $ 59        $ 5        $ 64   
   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are in an integral

part of these condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

 

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TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended March 31, 2011  
    Tenneco Inc.     Noncontrolling Interests     Total  
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
(Loss)
    Comprehensive
Income
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
    Comprehensive
Income
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
(Loss)
    Comprehensive
Income
 
    (Millions)  

Net Income

    $ 47        $ 5        $ 52   
   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

           

Cumulative Translation Adjustment

           

Balance January 1

  $ 8        $ 5        $ 13     

Translation of foreign currency statements

    30        30        1        1        31        31   
 

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

   

Balance March 31

    38          6          44     
 

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

   

Additional Liability for Pension and Postretirement Benefits

           

Balance January 1

    (250                (250  
 

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

   

Additional Liability for Pension and Postretirement Benefits, net of tax

    1        1            1        1   
 

 

 

         

 

 

   

Balance March 31

    (249                (249  
 

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

   

Balance March 31

  $ (211     $ 6        $ (205  
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other Comprehensive Income

      31          1          32   
   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

    $ 78        $ 6        $ 84   
   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are in an integral

part of these condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

 

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TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

     March 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 
     (Millions)  
ASSETS     

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 193      $ 214   

Receivables —

    

Customer notes and accounts, net

     1,135        936   

Other

     37        44   

Inventories —

    

Finished goods

     287        244   

Work in process

     208        181   

Raw materials

     134        121   

Materials and supplies

     50        46   

Deferred income taxes

     43        40   

Prepayments and other

     172        153   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     2,259        1,979   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other assets:

    

Long-term receivables, net

     9        10   

Goodwill

     75        74   

Intangibles, net

     32        32   

Deferred income taxes

     89        92   

Other

     110        103   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     315        311   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Plant, property, and equipment, at cost

     3,234        3,153   

Less — Accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (2,157     (2,106
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     1,077        1,047   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 3,651      $ 3,337   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY     

Current liabilities:

    

Short-term debt (including current maturities of long-term debt)

   $ 94      $ 66   

Trade payables

     1,270        1,171   

Accrued taxes

     43        44   

Accrued interest

     14        13   

Accrued liabilities

     250        226   

Other

     42        50   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     1,713        1,570   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt

     1,264        1,158   

Deferred income taxes

     50        51   

Postretirement benefits

     377        385   

Deferred credits and other liabilities

     127        118   

Commitments and contingencies

    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     3,531        3,282   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

     13        12   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Tenneco Inc. Shareholders’ equity:

    

Common stock

     1        1   

Premium on common stock and other capital surplus

     3,019        3,016   

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (353     (382

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

     (2,349     (2,379
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     318        256   

Less — Shares held as treasury stock, at cost

     256        256   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Tenneco Inc. shareholders’ equity

     62          
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interests

     45        43   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity

     107        43   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and equity

   $ 3,651      $ 3,337   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral

part of these condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

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TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
              2012                        2011            
     (Millions)  

Operating Activities

    

Net income

   $ 36      $ 52   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash used by operating activities —

    

Depreciation and amortization of other intangibles

     49        51   

Deferred income taxes

     (5     (5

Stock-based compensation

     4        2   

Loss on sale of assets

     1          

Changes in components of working capital —

    

(Increase) decrease in receivables

     (181     (251

(Increase) decrease in inventories

     (76     (77

(Increase) decrease in prepayments and other current assets

     (16     (15

Increase (decrease) in payables

     88        139   

Increase (decrease) in accrued taxes

     1        8   

Increase (decrease) in accrued interest

            8   

Increase (decrease) in other current liabilities

     13        1   

Change in long-term assets

     8        (3

Change in long-term liabilities

     (5     (12

Other

     (2     (1
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used by operating activities

     (85     (103
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Investing Activities

    

Proceeds from the sale of assets

     1        4   

Cash payments for plant, property, and equipment

     (65     (46

Cash payments for software related intangible assets

     (4     (3
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used by investing activities

     (68     (45
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Financing Activities

    

Retirement of long-term debt

     (381     (22

Issuance of long-term debt

     250          

Debt issuance cost of long-term debt

     (12       

Increase in bank overdrafts

     2        7   

Net increase in revolver borrowings and short-term debt excluding current maturities of long-term debt and short-term borrowings secured by accounts receivable

     233        47   

Net increase in short-term borrowings secured by accounts receivable

     30        82   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

     122        114   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

     10          
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     (21     (34

Cash and cash equivalents January 1

     214        233   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, March 31 (Note)

   $ 193      $ 199   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information

    

Cash paid during the period for interest

   $ 35      $ 19   

Cash paid during the period for income taxes (net of refunds)

     17        10   

Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities

    

Period ended balance of payable for plant, property, and equipment

   $ 29      $ 25   

 

Note: Cash and cash equivalents include highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less at the date of purchase.

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral

part of these condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

 

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TENNECO INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011  
     Shares      Amount     Shares      Amount  
     (Millions Except Share Amounts)  

Tenneco Inc. Shareholders:

          

Common Stock

          

Balance January 1

     62,101,335       $ 1        61,541,760       $ 1   

Issued pursuant to benefit plans

     148,397                59,904           

Stock options exercised

     104,742                125,624           
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance March 31

     62,354,474         1        61,727,288         1   
  

 

 

      

 

 

    

Premium on Common Stock and Other Capital Surplus

          

Balance January 1

        3,016           3,008   

Premium on common stock issued pursuant to benefit plans

        3           1   
     

 

 

      

 

 

 

Balance March 31

        3,019           3,009   
     

 

 

      

 

 

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

          

Balance January 1

        (382        (237

Other comprehensive income

        29           32   
     

 

 

      

 

 

 

Balance March 31

        (353        (205
     

 

 

      

 

 

 

Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit)

          

Balance January 1

        (2,379        (2,536

Net income attributable to Tenneco Inc.

        30           47   
     

 

 

      

 

 

 

Balance March 31

        (2,349        (2,489
     

 

 

      

 

 

 

Less — Common Stock Held as Treasury Stock, at Cost

          

Balance January 1 and March 31

     1,694,692         256        1,294,692         240   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Tenneco Inc. shareholders’ equity

      $ 62         $ 76   
     

 

 

      

 

 

 

Noncontrolling Interests:

          

Balance January 1

        43           39   

Net income

        5           4   

Dividends declared

        (2          

Other comprehensive income (loss)

        (1          
     

 

 

      

 

 

 

Balance March 31

      $ 45         $ 43   
     

 

 

      

 

 

 

Total equity

      $ 107         $ 119   
     

 

 

      

 

 

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral

part of these condensed consolidated statements of changes in shareholders’ equity.

 

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(Unaudited)

(1) Consolidation and Presentation

As you read the accompanying financial statements you should also read our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

In our opinion, the accompanying unaudited financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly Tenneco Inc.’s results of operations, comprehensive income, financial position, cash flows, and changes in shareholders’ equity for the periods indicated. We have prepared the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements pursuant to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) for annual financial statements.

Our condensed consolidated financial statements include all majority-owned subsidiaries. We carry investments in 20 percent to 50 percent owned companies in which the Company does not have a controlling interest, as equity method investments, at cost plus equity in undistributed earnings since the date of acquisition and cumulative translation adjustments. We have eliminated all intercompany transactions. We have evaluated all subsequent events through the date the financial statements were issued.

(2) Financial Instruments

The carrying and estimated fair values of our financial instruments by class at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 were as follows:

 

 

     March 31, 2012      December 31, 2011  
     Carrying
Amount
     Fair
Value
     Carrying
Amount
     Fair
Value
 
     (Millions)  

Long-term debt (including current maturities)

   $ 1,268       $ 1,325       $ 1,162       $ 1,200   

Instruments with off-balance sheet risk:

           

Foreign exchange forward contracts:

           

Asset derivative contracts

                     1         1   

Asset and Liability Instruments — The fair value of cash and cash equivalents, short and long-term receivables, accounts payable, and short-term debt was considered to be the same as or was not determined to be materially different from the carrying amount.

Long-term Debt — The fair value of our public fixed rate senior notes is based on quoted market prices. The fair value of our private borrowings under our senior credit facility and other long-term debt instruments is based on the market value of debt with similar maturities, interest rates and risk characteristics. At March 31, 2012, the fair value of our level 1 debt, as classified in the fair value hierarchy, was $800 million. We have classified the remaining $525 million as level 2 in the fair value hierarchy since we utilize valuation inputs that are observable both directly and indirectly.

Foreign exchange forward contracts — We use derivative financial instruments, principally foreign currency forward purchase and sales contracts with terms of less than one year, to hedge our exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Our primary exposure to changes in foreign currency rates results from intercompany loans made between affiliates to minimize the need for borrowings from third parties. Additionally, we enter into foreign currency forward purchase and sale contracts to mitigate our exposure to changes in exchange rates on certain intercompany and third-party trade receivables and payables. We manage counter-party credit risk by entering into derivative financial instruments with major financial institutions that can be expected to fully perform under the terms of such agreements. We do not enter into derivative financial instruments for speculative purposes.

 

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The fair value of our foreign currency forward contracts is based on an internally developed model which incorporates observable inputs including quoted spot rates, forward exchange rates and discounted future expected cash flows utilizing market interest rates with similar quality and maturity characteristics. We record the change in fair value of these foreign exchange forward contracts as part of currency gains (losses) within cost of sales in the condensed consolidated statements of income. The fair value of foreign exchange forward contracts are recorded in prepayments and other current assets or other current liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The fair value of our foreign exchange forward contracts, presented on a gross basis by derivative contract at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, was as follows:

 

 

     Fair Value of Derivative Instruments
     March 31, 2012    December 31, 2011
     Asset
Derivatives
   Liability
Derivatives
   Total    Asset
Derivatives
   Liability
Derivatives
   Total
     (Millions)
Foreign exchange forward contracts    $—    $—    $—    $1    $—    $1

The fair value of our recurring financial assets at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, are as follows:

 

 

     March 31, 2012      December 31, 2011  
     Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  
     (Millions)  

Financial Assets:

                 

Foreign exchange forward contracts

     n/a       $         n/a         n/a       $ 1         n/a   

The fair value hierarchy definition prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value into the following levels:

 

Level 1

         Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2

         Inputs, other than quoted prices in active markets, that are observable either directly or indirectly.

Level 3

         Unobservable inputs based on our own assumptions.

The following table summarizes by major currency the notional amounts for foreign currency forward purchase and sale contracts as of March 31, 2012 (all of which mature in 2012):

 

 

          Notional Amount
in Foreign Currency
 
          (Millions)  

Australian dollars

   —Purchase      3   

British pounds

   —Purchase      4   

European euro

   —Sell      (108

Japanese Yen

   —Purchase      270   

South African rand

   —Purchase      179   

U.S. dollars

   —Purchase      1,099   
   —Sell      (86

Other

   —Purchase      1   
   —Sell      (1

 

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(3) Long-Term Debt and Financing Arrangements

Our financing arrangements are primarily provided by a committed senior secured financing arrangement with a syndicate of banks and other financial institutions. The arrangement is secured by substantially all our domestic assets and pledges of up to 66 percent of the stock of certain first-tier foreign subsidiaries, as well as guarantees by our material domestic subsidiaries.

On March 22, 2012, we completed an amendment and restatement of our senior credit facility by increasing the amount and extending the maturity date of our revolving credit facility and adding a new Tranche A Term Facility. The amended and restated facility replaces our former $556 million revolving credit facility, $148 million Tranche B Term Facility and $130 million Tranche B-1 letter of credit/revolving loan facility. The proceeds from this refinancing transaction were used to repay our $148 million Tranche B Term Facility and to fund the purchase and redemption of our $250 million 8  1/8 percent senior notes due in 2015. As of March 31, 2012, the senior credit facility provides us with a total revolving credit facility size of $850 million and a $250 million Tranche A Term Facility, both of which will mature on March 22, 2017. Funds may be borrowed, repaid and re-borrowed under the revolving credit facility without premium or penalty. The revolving credit facility is reflected as debt on our balance sheet only if we borrow money under this facility or if we use the facility to make payments for letters of credit. Outstanding letters of credit reduce our availability to enter into revolving loans under the facility. We are required to make quarterly principal payments under the Tranche A Term Facility of $3.1 million beginning June 30, 2012 through March 31, 2014, $6.3 million beginning June 30, 2014 through March 31, 2015, $9.4 million beginning June 30, 2015 through March 31, 2016, $12.5 million beginning June 30, 2016 through December 31, 2016 and a final payment of $125 million is due on March 22, 2017.

Beginning March 22, 2012, our Tranche A Term and revolving credit facilities bear interest at an annual rate equal to, at our option, either (i) London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) plus a margin of 250 basis points, or (ii) a rate consisting of the greater of (a) the JPMorgan Chase prime rate plus a margin of 150 basis points, (b) the Federal Funds rate plus 50 basis points plus a margin of 150 basis points, and (c) the Eurodollar Rate plus 100 basis points plus a margin of 150 basis points. The margin we pay on these borrowings will be reduced by 25 basis points following each fiscal quarter for which our consolidated net leverage ratio is less than 1.50 or will be increased by 25 basis points if our consolidated net leverage ratio is greater than or equal to 2.50.

The financial ratios required under the amended and restated senior credit facility and, the actual ratios we achieved for the first quarter of 2012, are as follows:

 

 

     Quarter Ended
March 31,  2012
 
     Req.      Act.  

Leverage Ratio (maximum)

     3.50         2.07   

Interest Coverage Ratio (minimum)

     2.55         6.11   

The financial ratios required under the senior credit facility for each quarter beyond March 31, 2012 include a maximum leverage ratio of 3.50 and a minimum interest coverage ratio of 2.55 through December 31, 2013 and 2.75 thereafter.

On March 8, 2012, we announced a cash tender offer to purchase our outstanding $250 million 8  1/8 percent senior notes due in 2015 and a solicitation of consents to certain proposed amendments to the indenture governing these notes. We received tenders and consents representing $232 million aggregate principal amount of the notes and, on March 22, 2012, we purchased the tendered notes at a price of 104.44 percent of the principal amount (which includes a consent payment of three percent of the principal amount), plus accrued and unpaid interest, and amended the related indenture. On April 6, 2012, we redeemed all remaining outstanding $18 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes that were not purchased pursuant to the tender offer at a price

 

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of 104.06 percent of the principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest. The additional liquidity provided by the new $850 million revolving bank facility and the new $250 million Tranche A Term Facility was used to fund the total cost of the tender offer and redemption, including all related fees and expenses.

We recorded $17 million of pre-tax charges in March 2012 related to the refinancing of our senior credit facility, the repurchase and redemption of $232 million aggregate principal amount of our 8  1/8 percent senior notes due in 2015 and the write-off of deferred debt issuance costs relating to these senior notes. During the first quarter of 2011, we recorded $1 million of pre-tax charges related to our repurchase and redemption of our 8 5/8 percent senior subordinated notes.

At March 31, 2012, of the $850 million available under the revolving credit facility, we had unused borrowing capacity of $554 million with $260 million in outstanding borrowings and $36 million in outstanding letters of credit. As of March 31, 2012, our outstanding debt also included $18 million of 8  1/8 percent senior notes redeemed on April 6, 2012 as described above, $250 million Tranche A Term Facility due March 22, 2017, $225 million of 7  3/4 percent senior notes due August 15, 2018, $500 million of 6  7/8 percent senior notes due December 15, 2020, and $105 million of other debt.

(4) Income Taxes

We reported income tax expense of $18 million and $14 million in the first quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. The tax expense recorded in 2012 differs from the expense that would be recorded using a U.S. Federal statutory rate of 35 percent due to a net tax benefit of $1 million primarily related to U.S. taxable income with no associated tax expense due to our net operating loss (“NOL”) carryforward and income generated in lower tax rate jurisdictions, partially offset by the impact of recording a valuation allowance against the tax benefit for losses in certain foreign jurisdictions. We evaluate our deferred income taxes quarterly to determine if valuation allowances are required or should be adjusted. U.S. GAAP requires that companies assess whether valuation allowances should be established against their deferred tax assets based on consideration of all available evidence, both positive and negative, using a “more likely than not” standard. This assessment considers, among other matters, the nature, frequency and amount of recent losses, the duration of statutory carryforward periods, and tax planning strategies. In making such judgments, significant weight is given to evidence that can be objectively verified.

Valuation allowances have been established for deferred tax assets based on a “more likely than not” threshold. The ability to realize deferred tax assets depends on our ability to generate sufficient taxable income within the carryforward periods provided for in the tax law for each tax jurisdiction. We have considered the following possible sources of taxable income when assessing the realization of our deferred tax assets:

 

   

Future reversals of existing taxable temporary differences;

 

   

Taxable income or loss, based on recent results, exclusive of reversing temporary differences and carryforwards;

 

   

Tax-planning strategies; and

 

   

Taxable income in prior carryback years if carryback is permitted under the relevant tax law.

In 2008, given our historical losses in the U.S., we concluded that our ability to fully utilize our NOLs was limited, as we were required to project the continuation of the negative economic environment at that time and the impact of the negative operating environment on our tax planning strategies. As a result, we recorded a valuation allowance against all of our U.S. deferred tax assets except for our tax planning strategies which have not yet been implemented and which do not depend upon generating future taxable income. We carry deferred tax assets in the U.S. of $90 million, as of March 31, 2012, relating to the expected utilization of those NOLs.

 

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The recording of a valuation allowance does not impact the amount of the NOL that would be available for federal and state income tax purposes in future periods. The federal NOLs expire beginning in tax years ending in 2021 through 2029. The state NOLs expire in various tax years through 2029.

The charge to establish the U.S. valuation allowance also includes items related to the losses allocable to certain state jurisdictions where it was determined that tax attributes related to those jurisdictions were potentially not realizable. In addition, the charge to establish the U.S. valuation allowance eliminated the need for certain tax reserves which would need to be recorded if the valuation allowance was reversed.

In prior years, we recorded a valuation allowance against deferred tax assets generated by taxable losses in the U.S. as well as certain other foreign jurisdictions. Our provision for income taxes will include no tax benefit with respect to losses incurred and no tax expense with respect to income generated in these jurisdictions until the respective valuation allowance is eliminated. In certain foreign jurisdictions, we have recorded a tax benefit on NOLs and tax credits with unlimited lives that are supported by tax actions and forecasted profitability. If the tax actions are not successful or losses are incurred, we may need to record a valuation allowance in a future period. These actions will cause variability in our effective tax rate.

(5) Accounts Receivable Securitization

We securitize some of our accounts receivable on a limited recourse basis in North America and Europe. As servicer under these accounts receivable securitization programs, we are responsible for performing all accounts receivable administration functions for these securitized financial assets including collections and processing of customer invoice adjustments. In North America, we have an accounts receivable securitization program with three commercial banks comprised of a first priority facility and a second priority facility. We securitize original equipment and aftermarket receivables on a daily basis under the bank program. In March 2012, the North American program was amended and extended to March 22, 2013. The first priority facility continues to provide financing of up to $110 million and the second priority facility, which is subordinated to the first priority facility, continues to provide up to an additional $40 million of financing. Both facilities monetize accounts receivable generated in the U.S. and Canada that meet certain eligibility requirements, and the second priority facility also monetizes certain accounts receivable generated in the U.S. or Canada that would otherwise be ineligible under the first priority securitization facility. The amendments to the North American program decreased the margin we pay to our banks. The amount of outstanding third party investments in our securitized accounts receivable under the North American program was $30 million at March 31, 2012 and zero at December 31, 2011.

Each facility contains customary covenants for financings of this type, including restrictions related to liens, payments, mergers or consolidations and amendments to the agreements underlying the receivables pool. Further, each facility may be terminated upon the occurrence of customary events (with customary grace periods, if applicable), including breaches of covenants, failure to maintain certain financial ratios, inaccuracies of representations and warranties, bankruptcy and insolvency events, certain changes in the rate of default or delinquency of the receivables, a change of control and the entry or other enforcement of material judgments. In addition, each facility contains cross-default provisions, where the facility could be terminated in the event of non-payment of other material indebtedness when due and any other event which permits the acceleration of the maturity of material indebtedness.

We also securitize receivables in our European operations with regional banks in Europe. The arrangements to securitize receivables in Europe are provided under seven separate facilities provided by various financial institutions in each of the foreign jurisdictions. The commitments for these arrangements are generally for one year, but some may be cancelled with notice 90 days prior to renewal. In some instances, the arrangement

 

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provides for cancellation by the applicable financial institution at any time upon 15 days, or less, notification. The amount of outstanding third party investments in our securitized accounts receivable in Europe was $139 million and $121 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

If we were not able to securitize receivables under either the North American or European securitization programs, our borrowings under our revolving credit agreement might increase. These accounts receivable securitization programs provide us with access to cash at costs that are generally favorable to alternative sources of financing, and allow us to reduce borrowings under our revolving credit agreement.

In our North American accounts receivable securitization programs, we transfer a partial interest in a pool of receivables and the interest that we retain is subordinate to the transferred interest. Accordingly, we account for our North American securitization program as a secured borrowing. In our European programs, we transfer accounts receivables in their entirety to the acquiring entities and satisfy all of the conditions established under ASC Topic 860, “Transfers and Servicing,” to report the transfer of financial assets in their entirety as a sale. The fair value of assets received as proceeds in exchange for the transfer of accounts receivable under our European securitization programs approximates the fair value of such receivables. We recognized $1 million in interest expense in each of the three month periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, relating to our North American securitization program. In addition, we recognized a loss of $1 million in each of the three month periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, on the sale of trade accounts receivable in our European accounts receivable securitization programs, representing the discount from book values at which these receivables were sold to our banks. The discount rate varies based on funding costs incurred by our banks, which averaged approximately three percent during both the first quarter of 2012 and 2011.

(6) Restructuring and Other Charges

Over the past several years, we have adopted plans to restructure portions of our operations. These plans were approved by our Board of Directors and were designed to reduce operational and administrative overhead costs throughout the business. In 2011, we incurred $8 million in restructuring and related costs, primarily related to headcount reductions in Europe and Australia and the closure of our ride control plant in Cozad, Nebraska, all of which was recorded in cost of sales. In the first quarter of 2012, we incurred $1 million in restructuring and related costs, primarily related to headcount reductions in South America, all of which was recorded in cost of sales.

Amounts related to activities that are part of our restructuring plans are as follows:

 

 

     December 31,
2011
Restructuring
Reserve
     2012
Expenses
     2012
Cash
Payments
    March 31,
2012
Restructuring
Reserve
 
     (Millions)  

Severance

   $ 1         1         (1   $ 1   

Under the terms of our amended and restated senior credit agreement that took effect on March 22, 2012, we are allowed to exclude $80 million of cash charges and expenses, before taxes, related to cost reduction initiatives incurred after March 22, 2012 from the calculation of the financial covenant ratios required under our senior credit facility. As of March 31, 2012, we have excluded $1 million in cumulative allowable charges relating to restructuring initiatives against the $80 million available under the terms of the senior credit facility.

On September 22, 2009, we announced that we were closing our original equipment ride control plant in Cozad, Nebraska. The closure of the Cozad plant will eliminate approximately 500 positions. We are hiring at other facilities as we move production from Cozad to those facilities, which will result in a net decrease of approximately 60 positions. Much of the production is being shifted from Cozad to our plant in Hartwell, Georgia.

 

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During the transition of production from our Cozad facility to our Hartwell facility, several customer programs, which were planned to phase out, were reinstated and volumes increased beyond the amount in our original restructuring plan. To meet the higher volume requirements, we have taken a number of actions to stabilize the production environment in Hartwell including reinforcing several core processes, realigning assembly lines, upgrading equipment to increase output and accelerating our Lean manufacturing activities. Based on the higher volumes, we have adjusted our consolidation plan. Our revised consolidation plan includes temporarily continuing some basic production operations in Cozad, and redirecting some programs from our Hartwell facility to our other North American facilities to better balance production. These actions are anticipated to conclude during the third quarter of 2012. As of March 31, 2012, more than 95 percent of the positions at our Cozad facility have been eliminated.

During 2009 and 2010, we recorded $11 million and $10 million, respectively, of restructuring and related expenses related to this initiative, of which approximately $16 million represents cash expenditures. In 2011, we recorded an additional cash charge of $2 million related to this initiative.

(7) Environmental Matters, Litigation and Product Warranties

We are involved in environmental remediation matters, legal proceedings, claims, investigations and warranty obligations that are incidental to the conduct of our business and create the potential for contingent losses. We accrue for potential contingent losses when our review of available facts indicates that it is probable a loss has been incurred and the amount of the loss is reasonably estimable. Each quarter we assess our loss contingencies based upon currently available facts, existing technology, and presently enacted laws and regulations taking into consideration the likely effects of inflation and other societal and economic factors and record adjustments to these reserves as required. As an example, we consider all available evidence including prior experience in remediation of contaminated sites, other companies’ cleanup experiences and data released by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or other organizations when we evaluate our environmental remediation contingencies. Further, all of our loss contingency estimates are subject to revision in future periods based on actual costs or new information. With respect to our environmental liabilities, where future cash flows are fixed or reliably determinable, we have discounted those liabilities. All other environmental liabilities are recorded at their undiscounted amounts. We evaluate recoveries separately from the liability and, when they are assured, recoveries are recorded and reported separately from the associated liability in our consolidated financial statements.

We are subject to a variety of environmental and pollution control laws and regulations in all jurisdictions in which we operate. We expense or capitalize, as appropriate, expenditures for ongoing compliance with environmental regulations that relate to current operations. We expense costs related to an existing condition caused by past operations that do not contribute to current or future revenue generation. As of March 31, 2012, we have the obligation to remediate or contribute towards the remediation of certain sites, including one Federal Superfund site. At March 31, 2012, our aggregated estimated share of environmental remediation costs for all these sites on a discounted basis was approximately $17 million, of which $5 million is recorded in other current liabilities and $12 million is recorded in deferred credits and other liabilities in our condensed consolidated balance sheet. For those locations in which the liability was discounted, the weighted average discount rate used was 2.2 percent. The undiscounted value of the estimated remediation costs was $20 million. Based on information known to us, we have established reserves that we believe are adequate for these costs. Although we believe these estimates of remediation costs are reasonable and are based on the latest available information, the costs are estimates and are subject to revision as more information becomes available about the extent of remediation required. At some sites, we expect that other parties will contribute towards the remediation costs. In addition, certain environmental statutes provide that our liability could be joint and several, meaning that we could be required to pay in excess of our share of remediation costs. Our understanding of the financial strength of other potentially responsible parties at these sites has been considered, where appropriate, in our determination

 

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of our estimated liability. We do not believe that any potential costs associated with our current status as a potentially responsible party in the Federal Superfund site, or as a liable party at the other locations referenced herein, will be material to our consolidated results of operations, financial position or cash flows.

We also from time to time are involved in legal proceedings, claims or investigations. Some of these proceedings allege damages against us relating to environmental liabilities (including toxic tort, property damage and remediation), intellectual property matters (including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, and licensing disputes), personal injury claims (including injuries due to product failure, design or warning issues, and other product liability related matters), taxes, employment matters, and commercial or contractual disputes, sometimes related to acquisitions or divestitures. For example, one of our Argentine subsidiaries is currently defending against a criminal complaint alleging the failure to comply with laws requiring the proceeds of export transactions to be collected, reported and/or converted to local currency within specified time periods. As another example, in the U.S. we are subject to an audit in 11 states with respect to the payment of unclaimed property to those states, spanning a period as far back as over 30 years. We now have practices in place which we believe ensure that we pay unclaimed property as required. We vigorously defend ourselves against all of these claims. In future periods, we could be subject to cash costs or charges to earnings if any of these matters are resolved on unfavorable terms. However, although the ultimate outcome of any legal matter cannot be predicted with certainty, based on current information, including our assessment of the merits of the particular claim, we do not expect that these legal proceedings or claims will have any material adverse impact on our future consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In addition, we are subject to lawsuits initiated by a significant number of claimants alleging health problems as a result of exposure to asbestos. In the early 2000’s we were named in nearly 20,000 complaints, most of which were filed in Mississippi state court and the vast majority of which made no allegations of exposure to asbestos from our product categories. Most of these claims have been dismissed and our current docket of active and inactive cases is less than 500 cases nationwide. A small number of claims have been asserted by railroad workers alleging exposure to asbestos products in railroad cars manufactured by The Pullman Company, one of our subsidiaries. The balance of the claims is related to alleged exposure to asbestos in our automotive products. Only a small percentage of the claimants allege that they were automobile mechanics and a significant number appear to involve workers in other industries or otherwise do not include sufficient information to determine whether there is any basis for a claim against us. We believe, based on scientific and other evidence, it is unlikely that mechanics were exposed to asbestos by our former products and that, in any event, they would not be at increased risk of asbestos-related disease based on their work with these products. Further, many of these cases involve numerous defendants, with the number in some cases exceeding 100 defendants from a variety of industries. Additionally, the plaintiffs either do not specify any, or specify the jurisdictional minimum, dollar amount for damages. As major asbestos manufacturers and/or users continue to go out of business or file for bankruptcy, we may experience an increased number of these claims. We vigorously defend ourselves against these claims as part of our ordinary course of business. In future periods, we could be subject to charges to earnings if any of these matters are resolved unfavorably to us. To date, with respect to claims that have proceeded sufficiently through the judicial process, we have regularly achieved favorable resolutions. Accordingly, we presently believe that these asbestos-related claims will not have a material adverse impact on our future consolidated financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

We provide warranties on some of our products. The warranty terms vary but range from one year up to limited lifetime warranties on some of our premium aftermarket products. Provisions for estimated expenses related to product warranty are made at the time products are sold or when specific warranty issues are identified on OE products. These estimates are established using historical information about the nature, frequency, and average cost of warranty claims. We actively study trends of our warranty claims and take action to improve product quality and minimize warranty claims. We believe that the warranty reserve is appropriate; however,

 

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actual claims incurred could differ from the original estimates, requiring adjustments to the reserve. The reserve is included in both current and long-term liabilities on the balance sheet.

Below is a table that shows the activity in the warranty accrual accounts:

 

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
             2012                     2011          
     (Millions)  

Beginning Balance January 1,

   $ 26      $ 33   

Accruals related to product warranties

     5        1   

Reductions for payments made

     (4     (1
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending Balance March 31,

   $ 27      $ 33   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

In the fourth quarter of 2011, we encountered an issue in our North America OE ride control business involving struts supplied on one particular OE platform. As a result, we directly incurred approximately $2 million in premium freight and overtime costs in the fourth quarter of 2011 and $2 million in the first quarter of 2012. We are continuing to work through details with the customer to determine responsibility for any other costs associated with this issue. We cannot estimate the amount of these costs at this time, but do not believe they will be material to our annual operating results.

(8) Earnings Per Share

Earnings per share of common stock outstanding were computed as follows:

 

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012      2011  
     (Millions Except Share and Per  
     Share Amounts)  

Basic earnings per share —

     

Net income attributable to Tenneco Inc.

   $ 30       $ 47   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding

     60,196,428         59,849,278   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings per average share of common stock

   $ 0.50       $ 0.78   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share —

     

Net income attributable to Tenneco Inc.

   $ 30       $ 47   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding

     60,196,428         59,849,278   

Effect of dilutive securities:

     

Restricted stock

     160,346         352,512   

Stock options

     1,379,430         1,872,733   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding including dilutive securities

     61,736,204         62,074,523   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings per average share of common stock

   $ 0.49       $ 0.75   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

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Options to purchase 202,064 and 201,260 shares of common stock were outstanding as of March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, but not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share respectively, because the options were anti-dilutive.

(9) Common Stock

Equity Plans — We have granted a variety of awards, including common stock, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance units, stock appreciation rights (“SARs”), and stock options to our directors, officers, and employees.

Accounting Methods — We have recorded $2 million and $1 million in compensation expense in the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, related to nonqualified stock options as part of our selling, general and administrative expense. This resulted in a decrease of $.03 and $.01 in both basic and diluted earnings per share for each of the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

For employees eligible to retire at the grant date, we immediately expense stock options and restricted stock. If employees become eligible to retire during the vesting period, we immediately recognize any remaining expense associated with their stock options and restricted stock.

As of March 31, 2012, there was approximately $5 million of unrecognized compensation costs related to our stock option awards that we expect to recognize over a weighted average period of 1.8 years.

Compensation expense for restricted stock, restricted stock units, long-term performance units and SARs was $6 million and $4 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 respectively, and was recorded in selling, general, and administrative expense in our condensed consolidated statements of income.

Cash received from stock option exercises for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 was $1 million and $2 million, respectively. Stock option exercises in the first three months of 2012 and 2011 would have generated an excess tax benefit of $1 million in each period, respectively. We did not record the excess tax benefit as we have federal and state net operating losses which are not currently being utilized.

Assumptions — We calculated the fair values of stock option awards using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the weighted average assumptions listed below. The fair value of share-based awards is determined at the time the awards are granted which is generally in January of each year, and requires judgment in estimating employee and market behavior.

 

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
             2012                     2011          

Stock Options Granted

    

Weighted average grant date fair value, per share

   $ 17.35      $ 26.13   

Weighted average assumptions used:

    

Expected volatility

     73.5     70.1

Expected lives

     4.7        4.8   

Risk-free interest rates

     0.8     1.8

Dividend yields

     0.0     0.0

Expected volatility is calculated based on current implied volatility and historical realized volatility for the Company.

Expected lives of options are based upon the historical and expected time to post-vesting forfeiture and exercise. We believe this method is the best estimate of the future exercise patterns currently available.

 

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The risk-free interest rates are based upon the Constant Maturity Rates provided by the U.S. Treasury. For our valuations, we used the continuous rate with a term equal to the expected life of the options.

Stock Options — The following table reflects the status and activity for all options to purchase common stock for the period indicated:

 

 

     Three Months Ended March 31, 2012  
     Shares
Under
Option
    Weighted  Avg.
Exercise
Prices
     Weighted  Avg.
Remaining
Life in
Years
     Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
                         (Millions)  

Outstanding Stock Options

          

Outstanding, January 1, 2012

     2,743,199      $ 17.43         4.0       $ 37   

Granted

     316,799        29.83         

Canceled

     (22,840     16.00         

Forfeited

     (15,206     16.68         

Exercised

     (104,742     13.99            2   
  

 

 

         

Outstanding, March 31, 2012

     2,917,210      $ 18.92         4.2       $ 51   
  

 

 

         

The weighted average grant-date fair value of options granted during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 was $17.35 and $26.13, respectively. The total fair value of shares vested was $3 million for both the periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Restricted Stock — The following table reflects the status for all nonvested restricted shares for the period indicated:

 

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31, 2012
 
     Shares     Weighted Avg.
Grant Date
Fair Value
 

Nonvested Restricted Shares

    

Nonvested balance at January 1, 2012

     407,751      $ 22.64   

Granted

     217,225        29.83   

Vested

     (246,314     15.74   

Forfeited

     (2,378     9.71   
  

 

 

   

Nonvested balance at March 31, 2012

     376,284      $ 31.39   
  

 

 

   

The fair value of restricted stock grants is equal to the average market price of our stock at the date of grant. As of March 31, 2012, approximately $9 million of total unrecognized compensation costs related to restricted stock awards is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of approximately 2.2 years. The total fair value of restricted shares vested was $4 million and $2 million at March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

In January 2012, our Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program, authorizing our Company to repurchase up to 600,000 shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock over a 12 month period. This share repurchase program is intended to offset dilution from shares of restricted stock and stock options issued in 2012 to employees. We did not repurchase any shares through this program in the three month period ended March 31, 2012.

 

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Long-Term Performance Units, Restricted Stock Units and SARs — Long-term performance units, restricted stock units and SARs are paid in cash and recognized as a liability based upon their fair value. As of March 31, 2012, $18 million of total unrecognized compensation costs is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of approximately 2.2 years.

(10) Pension Plans, Postretirement and Other Employee Benefits

Net periodic pension costs (income) and postretirement benefit costs (income) consist of the following components:

 

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     Pension     Postretirement  
     2012     2011     2012     2011  
     US     Foreign     US     Foreign     US     US  
     (Millions)  

Service cost — benefits earned during the period

   $      $ 2      $      $ 2      $      $   

Interest cost

     5        4        5        5        2        2   

Expected return on plan assets

     (5     (5     (5     (5              

Net amortization:

            

Actuarial loss

     2        2        1        1        1        1   

Prior service cost

                                 (1     (1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net pension and postretirement costs

   $ 2      $ 3      $ 1      $ 3      $ 2      $ 2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2012, we made pension contributions of $4 million for our domestic pension plans and $5 million for our foreign pension plans. Based on current actuarial estimates, we believe we will be required to contribute approximately $39 million for the remainder of 2012. Pension contributions beyond 2012 will be required, but those amounts will vary based upon many factors, including the performance of our pension fund investments during 2012.

We made postretirement contributions of approximately $3 million during the first three months of 2012. Based on current actuarial estimates, we believe we will be required to contribute approximately $6 million for the remainder of 2012.

The assets of some of our pension plans are invested in trusts that permit commingling of the assets of more than one employee benefit plan for investment and administrative purposes. Each of the plans participating in the trust has interests in the net assets of the underlying investment pools of the trusts. The investments for all our pension plans are recorded at estimated fair value, in compliance with the accounting guidance on fair value measurement.

 

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Amounts recognized for pension and postretirement benefits in other comprehensive income for the three month periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 include the following components:

 

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011  
     Before-Tax
Amount
    Tax
Expense
    Net-of-Tax
Amount
    Before-Tax
Amount
    Tax
Expense
    Net-of-Tax
Amount
 
     (Millions)  

Defined benefit pension plans:

            

Amortization of prior service cost included in net periodic pension and postretirement cost

     (1            (1     (1            (1

Amortization of actuarial loss included in net periodic pension and postretirement cost

     5        (1     4        3        (1     2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other Comprehensive income (loss) — pension benefits

     4        (1     3        2        (1     1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effective January 1, 2012, the Tenneco Employee Stock Ownership Plan for Hourly Employees and the Tenneco Employee Stock Ownership Plan for Salaried Employees were merged into one plan called the Tenneco 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (the “Retirement Savings Plan”). The Retirement Savings Plan has been designed to adopt a Safe-Harbor approach approved by the Internal Revenue Service and which will provide for increased company matching contributions at lower percentages of employee deferrals. The company matching contribution has changed from 50 percent on the first eight percent of employee contributions to 100 percent on the first three percent and 50 percent on the next two percent of employee contributions effective January 1, 2012.

(11) New Accounting Pronouncements

In April 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued an amendment to the accounting guidance for transfers of financial assets which changes the criteria that must be met to achieve sales accounting. This amendment removes from the assessment of effective control the criterion relating to the transferor’s ability to repurchase or redeem financial assets on substantially the agreed terms, even in the event of default by the transferee. In addition, this amendment eliminates the requirement to demonstrate that the transferor possesses adequate collateral to fund substantially all the cost of purchasing replacement financial assets. This amendment is effective for a reporting entity’s first interim or annual period beginning on or after December 15, 2011. The adoption of this amendment on January 1, 2012 did not have any impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In May 2011, the FASB issued an amendment to achieve common fair value measurement and disclosure requirements in United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”) and International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). The amendment (1) allows the concepts of highest and best use and valuation premise when measuring the fair value of nonfinancial assets, (2) provides specific requirements for measuring the fair value of an instrument classified in a reporting entity’s shareholders’ equity, (3) requires disclosure of quantitative information about unobservable inputs used in a fair value measurement that is categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy, (4) allows the use of a price, that would be received to sell a net asset position for a particular risk or to transfer a net liability position for a particular risk, in measuring the fair value of financial instruments that are managed within a portfolio, (5) requires a reporting entity, in the absence of a Level 1 input, to apply premiums or discounts when market participants would do so when pricing an asset or liability and (6) requires additional disclosure about fair value measurements. This amendment is

 

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effective for a reporting entity’s interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. The adoption of this amendment on January 1, 2012 did not have any impact on the measurement of our financial assets and liabilities. We have added additional disclosures, as required by this amendment, in Note 2 “Financial Instruments” of our notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

In June 2011, the FASB issued an amendment to the accounting guidance for the presentation on comprehensive income which must be applied retrospectively for all periods presented. This amendment removes one of the three presentation options for presenting the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders’ equity and requires either a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or a two statement approach and is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2011. If a reporting entity elects the two statement approach, this amendment requires consecutive presentation of the statement of net income followed by the statement of other comprehensive income. In addition, this amendment requires an entity to present reclassification adjustments on the face of the financial statements from other comprehensive income to net income. The FASB issued in December 2011, an amendment to defer the presentation of reclassification adjustments to allow additional time to redeliberate these new presentation requirements. We have adopted this amendment on January 1, 2012 and have elected the two statement approach which requires us to present our condensed consolidated statements of income followed by our condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

In September 2011, the FASB issued an amendment to the accounting guidance for testing goodwill for impairment. This amendment provides a reporting entity the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether the existence of events and circumstances leads 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 the reporting entity’s assessment after considering all events and circumstances is that it is not more likely than not that its fair value is less than its carrying amount, then performing the two-step impairment test is not required. If the reporting entity concludes that it is more likely than not that its fair value is less than its carrying amount then the first step of the two-step impairment test is required. If the carrying amount of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value, then the reporting unit is required to perform the second step of the goodwill impairment test to measure the amount of the impairment loss. This amendment is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. The adoption of this amendment on January 1, 2012 for testing goodwill for impairment did not have any impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

In December 2011, the FASB issued an amendment relating to the disclosure about offsetting assets and liabilities. This amendment requires disclosure to provide information to help reconcile differences in the offsetting requirements under U.S. GAAP and IFRS. A reporting entity will be required to disclose (1) the gross amount of recognized assets and liabilities, (2) the amounts offset to determine the net amounts presented in the statement of financial position, (3) the net amounts presented in the statement of financial position, (4) the amounts subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreement not otherwise included in (2), and (5) the net amount after deducting the amounts in (4) and (3). This amendment is effective for a reporting entity’s interim and annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013. We do not believe the adoption of this amendment relating to the disclosure about offsetting assets and liabilities on January 1, 2013 will have any impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

(12) Guarantees

We have from time to time issued guarantees for the performance of obligations by some of our subsidiaries, and some of our subsidiaries have guaranteed our debt. All of our existing and future material domestic wholly-owned subsidiaries fully and unconditionally guarantee our senior credit facility and our senior notes on a joint and several basis. The arrangement for the senior credit facility is also secured by first-priority liens on substantially all our domestic assets and pledges of up to 66 percent of the stock of certain first-tier

 

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foreign subsidiaries. No assets or capital stock of our direct or indirect foreign subsidiaries secure our senior notes. For additional information, refer to Note 14 of our condensed consolidated financial statements, where we present the Supplemental Guarantor Condensed Consolidating Financial Statements.

We have two performance guarantee agreements in the U.K. between Tenneco Management Europe Limited (“TMEL”) and the two Walker Group Retirement Plans, the Walker Group Employee Benefit Plan and the Walker Group Executive Retirement Benefit Plan (the “Walker Plans”), whereby TMEL will guarantee the payment of all current and future pension contributions in event of a payment default by the sponsoring or participating employers of the Walker Plans. As a result of our decision to enter into these performance guarantee agreements, the levy due to the U.K. Pension Protection Fund will be reduced. The Walker Plans are comprised of employees from Tenneco Walker (U.K.) Limited and our Futaba Tenneco U.K. joint venture. Employer contributions are funded by both Tenneco Walker (U.K.) Limited, as the sponsoring employer and Futaba Tenneco U.K., as a participating employer. The performance guarantee agreements are expected to remain in effect until all pension obligations for the Walker Plans’ sponsoring and participating employers have been satisfied. The maximum amount payable for these pension performance guarantees is approximately $16 million as of March 31, 2012 which is determined by taking 105 percent of the liability of the Walker Plans calculated under section 179 of the U.K. Pension Act of 2004 offset by plan assets. We did not record an additional liability for this performance guarantee since Tenneco Walker (U.K.) Limited, as the sponsoring employer of the Walker Plans, already recognizes 100 percent of the pension obligation calculated based on U.S. GAAP, for all of the Walker Plans’ participating employers on its balance sheet, which was $12 million and $13 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. At March 31, 2012, all pension contributions under the Walker Plans were current for all of the Walker Plans’ sponsoring and participating employers.

We have an indemnity agreement between TMEL and Futaba Industrial Co. Ltd. (“Futaba”) which requires Futaba to indemnify TMEL for any cost, loss or liability which TMEL may incur under the performance guarantee agreements. The maximum amount reimbursable by Futaba to TMEL under this indemnity agreement is equal to the amount incurred by TMEL under the performance guarantee agreements multiplied by Futaba’s shareholder ownership percentage of the Futaba Tenneco U.K. joint venture. At March 31, 2012 the maximum amount reimbursable by Futaba to TMEL is approximately $3 million.

We have issued guarantees through letters of credit in connection with some obligations of our affiliates. As of March 31, 2012, we have guaranteed $36 million in letters of credit to support some of our subsidiaries’ insurance arrangements, foreign employee benefit programs, environmental remediation activities and cash management and capital requirements.

Negotiable Financial Instruments — One of our European subsidiaries receives payment from one of its OE customers whereby the accounts receivable are satisfied through the delivery of negotiable financial instruments. We may collect these financial instruments before their maturity date by either selling them at a discount or using them to satisfy accounts receivable that have previously been sold to a European bank. Any of these financial instruments which are not sold are classified as other current assets. The amount of these financial instruments that was collected before their maturity date and sold at a discount totaled $4 million and $10 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. No negotiable financial instruments were held by our European subsidiary as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

In certain instances, several of our Chinese subsidiaries receive payment from OE customers and satisfy vendor payments through the receipt and delivery of negotiable financial instruments. Financial instruments used to satisfy vendor payables and not redeemed totaled $9 million and $14 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively, and were classified as notes payable. Financial instruments received from OE customers and not redeemed totaled $11 million and $9 million at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. We classify financial instruments received from our OE customers as other current assets if issued

 

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by a financial institution of our customers or as customer notes and accounts, net if issued by our customer. We classified $11 million and $9 million in other current assets at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. Some of our Chinese subsidiaries that issue their own negotiable financial instruments to pay vendors are required to maintain a cash balance if they exceed certain credit limits with the financial institution that guarantees those financial instruments. A restricted cash balance was not required at those Chinese subsidiaries at March 31, 2012 or December 31, 2011.

The negotiable financial instruments received by one of our European subsidiaries and some of our Chinese subsidiaries are checks drawn by our OE customers and guaranteed by their banks that are payable at a future date. The use of these instruments for payment follows local commercial practice. Because negotiable financial instruments are financial obligations of our customers and are guaranteed by our customers’ banks, we believe they represent a lower financial risk than the outstanding accounts receivable that they satisfy which are not guaranteed by a bank.

(13) Segment Information

We are a global manufacturer with three geographic reportable segments: (1) North America, (2) Europe, South America and India (“Europe”), and (3) Asia Pacific. Each segment manufactures and distributes ride control and emission control products primarily for the automotive industry. We have not aggregated individual operating segments within these reportable segments. We evaluate segment performance based primarily on earnings before interest expense, income taxes, and noncontrolling interests. Products are transferred between segments and geographic areas on a basis intended to reflect as nearly as possible the “market value” of the products.

The following table summarizes certain Tenneco Inc. segment information:

 

 

    Segment  
    North
America
    Europe     Asia
Pacific
    Reclass &
Elims
    Consolidated  
    (Millions)  

At March 31, 2012 and for the Three Months Then Ended

         

Revenues from external customers

  $ 986      $ 732      $ 194      $      $ 1,912   

Intersegment revenues

    6        44        8        (58       

Earnings before interest expense, income taxes, and noncontrolling interests

    71        17        8               96   

Total assets

    1,607        1,433        581        30        3,651   

At March 31, 2011 and for the Three Months Then Ended

         

Revenues from external customers

  $ 851      $ 741      $ 168      $      $ 1,760   

Intersegment revenues

    3        37        6        (46       

Earnings before interest expense, income taxes, and noncontrolling interests

    62        24        8               94   

Total assets

    1,469        1,498        539        26        3,532   

(14) Supplemental Guarantor Condensed Consolidating Financial Statements

Basis of Presentation

Substantially all of our existing and future material domestic 100% owned subsidiaries (which are referred to as the Guarantor Subsidiaries) fully and unconditionally guarantee our senior notes due in 2015 (which were repurchased and redeemed at the aggregate principal amount of $232 million in March 2012 and $18 million in

 

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April 2012), 2018, and 2020 on a joint and several basis. However, a subsidiary’s guarantee may be released in certain customary circumstances such as a sale of the subsidiary or all or substantially all of its assets in accordance with the indenture applicable to the notes. The Guarantor Subsidiaries are combined in the presentation below.

These consolidating financial statements are presented on the equity method. Under this method, our investments are recorded at cost and adjusted for our ownership share of a subsidiary’s cumulative results of operations, capital contributions and distributions, and other equity changes. You should read the condensed consolidating financial information of the Guarantor Subsidiaries in connection with our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes of which this note is an integral part.

Distributions

There are no significant restrictions on the ability of the Guarantor Subsidiaries to make distributions to us.

 

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STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

 

     For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012  
     Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Nonguarantor
Subsidiaries
    Tenneco Inc.
(Parent
Company)
    Reclass
& Elims
    Consolidated  
     (Millions)  

Revenues

          

Net sales and operating revenues —

          

External

   $ 890      $ 1,022      $      $      $ 1,912   

Affiliated companies

     51        152               (203       
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     941        1,174               (203     1,912   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

          

Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below)

     847        963               (203     1,607   

Engineering, research, and development

     16        22                      38   

Selling, general, and administrative

     39        77        2               118   

Depreciation and amortization of other intangibles

     18        31                      49   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     920        1,093        2        (203     1,812   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income (expense)

          

Loss on sale of receivables

            (1                   (1

Other income (expense)

     3        (6                   (3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     3        (7                   (4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, noncontrolling interests and equity in net income from affiliated companies

     24        74        (2            96   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense —

          

External (net of interest capitalized)

            1        41               42   

Affiliated companies (net of interest income)

     54        (19     (35              
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) before income taxes, noncontrolling interests and equity in net income from affiliated companies

     (30     92        (8            54   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income tax expense

     2        16                      18   

Equity in net income (loss) from affiliated companies

     68               38        (106       
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     36        76        30        (106     36   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

            6                      6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Tenneco Inc.

   $ 36      $ 70      $ 30      $ (106   $ 30   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Tenneco Inc.

   $ 43      $ 92      $ 30      $ (106   $ 59   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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(Unaudited)

 

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

 

     For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2011  
     Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Nonguarantor
Subsidiaries
    Tenneco Inc.
(Parent
Company)
    Reclass
& Elims
    Consolidated  
     (Millions)  

Revenues

          

Net sales and operating revenues —

          

External

   $ 773      $ 987      $      $      $ 1,760   

Affiliated companies

     41        131               (172       
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     814        1,118               (172     1,760   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

          

Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below)

     724        914               (172     1,466   

Engineering, research, and development

     15        20                      35   

Selling, general, and administrative

     33        75        1               109   

Depreciation and amortization of other intangibles

     18        33                      51   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     790        1,042        1        (172     1,661   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other income (expense)

          

Loss on sale of receivables

            (1                   (1

Other income (expense)

     (1     (3                   (4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     (1     (4                   (5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, noncontrolling interests and equity in net income from affiliated companies

     23        72        (1            94   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense —

          

External (net of interest capitalized)

            1        27               28   

Affiliated companies (net of interest income)

     49        (15     (34              
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) before income taxes, noncontrolling interests and equity in net income from affiliated companies

     (26     86        6               66   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income tax expense

     1        13                      14   

Equity in net income (loss) from affiliated companies

     65               41        (106       
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     38        73        47        (106     52   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

            5                      5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Tenneco Inc.

   $ 38      $ 68      $ 47      $ (106   $ 47   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Tenneco Inc.

   $ 49      $ 88      $ 47      $ (106   $ 78   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

BALANCE SHEET

 

    March 31, 2012  
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Nonguarantor
Subsidiaries
    Tenneco Inc.
(Parent
Company)
    Reclass
& Elims
    Consolidated  
    (Millions)  
ASSETS          

Current assets:

         

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 3      $ 190      $      $      $ 193   

Receivables, net

    499        1,387        27        (741     1,172   

Inventories

    277        402                      679   

Deferred income taxes

    35        32               (24     43   

Prepayments and other

    22        150                      172   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

    836        2,161        27        (765     2,259   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other assets:

         

Investment in affiliated companies

    474               750        (1,224       

Notes and advances receivable from affiliates

    4,197        2,377        6,094        (12,668       

Long-term receivables, net

    2        7                      9   

Goodwill

    22        53                      75   

Intangibles, net

    12        20                      32   

Deferred income taxes

    64        24        1               89   

Other

    30        46        34               110   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    4,801        2,527        6,879        (13,892     315   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Plant, property, and equipment, at cost

    1,039        2,195                      3,234   

Less — Accumulated depreciation and amortization

    (740     (1,417                   (2,157
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    299        778                      1,077   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

  $ 5,936      $ 5,466      $ 6,906      $ (14,657   $ 3,651   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY          

Current liabilities:

         

Short-term debt (including current maturities of long-term debt)

         

Short-term debt — non-affiliated

  $      $ 92      $ 2      $      $ 94   

Short-term debt — affiliated

    173        416        10        (599       

Trade payables

    501        888               (119     1,270   

Accrued taxes

    12        31                      43   

Other

    127        188        38        (47     306   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

    813        1,615        50        (765     1,713   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt — non-affiliated

           9        1,255               1,264   

Long-term debt — affiliated

    4,754        2,420        5,494        (12,668       

Deferred income taxes

           50                      50   

Postretirement benefits and other liabilities

    410        91               3        504   

Commitments and contingencies

         

Total liabilities

    5,977        4,185        6,799        (13,430     3,531   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

           13                      13   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Tenneco Inc. Shareholders’ equity

    (41     1,223        107        (1,227     62   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interests

           45                      45   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity

    (41     1,268        107        (1,227     107   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and equity

  $ 5,936      $ 5,466      $ 6,906      $ (14,657   $ 3,651   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

BALANCE SHEET

 

    December 31, 2011  
    Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Nonguarantor
Subsidiaries
    Tenneco Inc.
(Parent
Company)
    Reclass
& Elims
    Consolidated  
    (Millions)  
ASSETS          

Current assets:

         

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 1      $ 213      $      $      $ 214   

Receivables, net

    455        1,214        27        (716     980   

Inventories

    248        344                      592   

Deferred income taxes

    35        31               (26     40   

Prepayments and other

    21        132                      153   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

    760        1,934        27        (742     1,979   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other assets:

         

Investment in affiliated companies

    444               681        (1,125       

Notes and advances receivable from affiliates

    4,252        1,507        6,059        (11,818       

Long-term receivables, net

    2        8                      10   

Goodwill

    22        52                      74   

Intangibles, net

    13        19                      32   

Deferred income taxes

    64        25        3               92   

Other

    31        45        27               103   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    4,828        1,656        6,770        (12,943     311   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Plant, property, and equipment, at cost

    1,041        2,112                      3,153   

Less — Accumulated depreciation and amortization

    (749     (1,357                   (2,106
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    292        755                      1,047   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

  $ 5,880      $ 4,345      $ 6,797      $ (13,685   $ 3,337   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY          

Current liabilities:

         

Short-term debt (including current maturities of long-term debt)

         

Short-term debt — non-affiliated

  $      $ 64      $ 2      $      $ 66   

Short-term debt — affiliated

    203        374        10        (587       

Trade payables

    455        825               (109     1,171   

Accrued taxes

    11        33                      44   

Other

    118        178        39        (46     289   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

    787        1,474        51        (742     1,570   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt — non-affiliated

           9        1,149               1,158   

Long-term debt — affiliated

    4,718        1,546        5,554        (11,818       

Deferred income taxes

           51                      51   

Postretirement benefits and other liabilities

    407        92               4        503   

Commitments and contingencies

         
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

    5,912        3,172        6,754        (12,556     3,282   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

           12                      12   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Tenneco Inc. Shareholders’ equity

    (32     1,118        43        (1,129       
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interests

           43                      43   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity

    (32     1,161        43        (1,129     43   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interests and equity

  $ 5,880      $ 4,345      $ 6,797      $ (13,685   $ 3,337   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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TENNECO INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

     Three Months Ended March 31, 2012  
     Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Nonguarantor
Subsidiaries
    Tenneco Inc.
(Parent
Company)
    Reclass
& Elims
     Consolidated  
     (Millions)  

Operating Activities

           

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

   $ 2      $ (21   $ (66   $       $ (85
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investing Activities

           

Proceeds from sale of assets

            1                       1   

Cash payments for plant, property, and equipment

     (25     (40                    (65

Cash payments for software related intangible assets

     (1     (3                    (4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash used by investing activities

     (26     (42                    (68
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Financing Activities

           

Retirement of long-term debt

                   (381             (381

Issuance of long-term debt

                   250                250   

Debt issuance cost of long-term debt

                   (12             (12

Increase (decrease) in bank overdrafts

            2                       2   

Net increase in revolver borrowings and short-term debt excluding current maturities of long-term debt and short-term borrowings secured by accounts receivable

            27        206                233   

Net increase in short-term borrowings secured by accounts receivable

                   30                30   

Intercompany dividends and net increase (decrease) in intercompany obligations

     26        1        (27               
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

     26        30        66                122   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

            10                       10   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     2        (23                    (21

Cash and cash equivalents, January 1

     1        213                       214   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, March 31 (Note)

   $ 3      $ 190      $      $       $ 193   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Note: Cash and cash equivalents include highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less at the date of purchase.

 

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TENNECO INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

     Three Months Ended March 31, 2011  
     Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Nonguarantor
Subsidiaries
    Tenneco Inc.
(Parent
Company)
    Reclass
& Elims
     Consolidated  
     (Millions)  

Operating Activities

           

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

   $ 106      $ (160   $ (49   $       $ (103
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investing Activities

           

Proceeds from sale of assets

     4                              4   

Cash payments for plant, property, and equipment

     (14     (32                    (46

Cash payments for software related intangible assets

     (1     (2                    (3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash used by investing activities

     (11     (34                    (45
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Financing Activities

           

Retirement of long-term debt

                   (22             (22

Increase (decrease) in bank overdrafts

            7                       7   

Net increase (decrease) in revolver borrowings and short-term debt excluding current maturities of long-term debt and short-term borrowings secured by accounts receivables

                   47                47   

Net increase (decrease) in short-term borrowings secured by accounts receivables

            82                       82   

Intercompany dividends and net increase (decrease) in intercompany obligations

     (93     69        24                  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

     (93     158        49                114   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

                                    
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     2        (36                    (34

Cash and cash equivalents, January 1

            233                       233   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, March 31 (Note)

   $ 2      $ 197      $      $       $ 199   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Note: Cash and cash equivalents include highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less at the date of purchase.

 

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

As you read the following review of our financial condition and results of operations, you should also read our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes beginning on page 6.

Executive Summary

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of emission control and ride control products and systems for light, commercial and specialty vehicle applications. We serve both original equipment (OE) vehicle designers and manufacturers and the repair and replacement markets, or aftermarket, globally through leading brands, including Monroe®, Rancho®, Clevite® Elastomers, Marzocchi®, Axios, Kinetic and Fric-Rot ride control products and Walker®, Fonos, DynoMax®, Thrush and Lukey emission control products. We serve more than 64 different original equipment manufacturers and commercial vehicle engine manufacturers, and our products are included on nine of the top 10 car models produced for sale in Europe and nine of the top 10 light truck models produced for sale in North America for 2011. Our aftermarket customers are comprised of full-line and specialty warehouse distributors, retailers, jobbers, installer chains and car dealers. As of December 31, 2011, we operated 87 manufacturing facilities worldwide and employed approximately 24,000 people to service our customers’ demands.

Factors that continue to be critical to our success include winning new business awards, managing our overall global manufacturing footprint to ensure proper placement and workforce levels in line with business needs, maintaining competitive wages and benefits, maximizing efficiencies in manufacturing processes and reducing overall costs. In addition, our ability to adapt to key industry trends, such as a shift in consumer preferences to other vehicles in response to higher fuel costs and other economic and social factors, increasing technologically sophisticated content, changing aftermarket distribution channels, increasing environmental standards and extended product life of automotive parts, also play a critical role in our success. Other factors that are critical to our success include adjusting to economic challenges such as increases in the cost of raw materials and our ability to successfully reduce the impact of any such cost increases through material substitutions, cost reduction initiatives and other methods.

For the first quarter of 2012, light vehicle production was up 16 percent in North America, 11 percent in India and four percent in Australia. Light vehicle production was down in the first quarter of 2012 when compared to the first quarter of 2011 in both Europe and China by four percent and six percent in South America.

We have a substantial amount of indebtedness. As such, our ability to generate cash — both to fund operations and service our debt — is also a significant area of focus for our Company. See “Liquidity and Capital Resources” below for further discussion of cash flows and Item 1A, “Risk Factors” included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

Total revenues for the first quarter of 2012 were $1,912 million ($311 million in aftermarket revenues and $1,601 million in original equipment revenues), a nine percent increase from $1,760 million ($297 million in aftermarket revenues and $1,463 million in original equipment revenues) in the first quarter of 2011. Excluding the impact of currency and substrate sales, revenue was up $162 million, or 12 percent, from $1,337 million to $1,499 million, driven primarily by higher OE light vehicle production volumes, higher North American aftermarket sales and incremental commercial vehicle business.

 

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Cost of sales: Cost of sales for the first quarter of 2012 was $1,607 million, or 84.0 percent of sales, compared to $1,466 million, or 83.3 percent of sales in the first quarter of 2011. The following table lists the primary drivers behind the change in cost of sales ($ millions).

 

Quarter ended March 31, 2011

   $ 1,466   

Volume and mix

     159   

Material

     5   

Currency exchange rates

     (43

Restructuring

       

Other Costs

     20   
  

 

 

 

Quarter ended March 31, 2012

   $ 1,607   
  

 

 

 

The increase in cost of sales was due primarily to the year-over-year increase in production volumes, higher material and other costs, mainly manufacturing, partially offset by the impact of foreign currency exchange rates.

Gross margin: Revenue less cost of sales for the first quarter of 2012 was $305 million, or 16.0 percent, versus $294 million, or 16.7 percent in the first quarter of 2011. The effects on gross margin resulting from higher volumes were more than offset by a higher mix of OE revenues, unfavorable pricing, primarily related to contractual price reductions, negative currency and higher manufacturing costs.

Engineering, research and development: Engineering, research and development expense was $38 million and $35 million in the first quarters of 2012 and 2011, respectively. Increased spending to support customer programs, technology applications and growth in emerging markets drove the increase in expense year-over-year.

Selling, general and administrative: Selling, general and administrative expense was up $9 million in the first quarter of 2012, at $118 million, compared to $109 million in the first quarter of 2011. Expenses to support new customer programs and new manufacturing facilities in China, and higher aftermarket changeover costs primarily drove the increase in expense year-over-year.

Depreciation and amortization: Depreciation and amortization expense in the first quarter of 2012 was $49 million, compared to $51 million in the first quarter of 2011.

Goodwill impairment: There were no goodwill impairment charges in either first quarter of 2012 or 2011.

Earnings before interest expense, taxes and noncontrolling interests (“EBIT”) was $96 million for the first quarter of 2012, an improvement of $2 million, when compared to $94 million in the first quarter of the prior year. Higher light vehicle production volumes, growing commercial vehicle business, lower depreciation and amortization expense, decreased material costs net of recoveries and higher North American aftermarket sales drove the year-over-year increase to EBIT. Partially offsetting the increase were unfavorable product mix shift in our North America and Europe aftermarket, higher selling, general, administrative and engineering spending to support new customer programs, which included higher aftermarket changeover costs and investments in new facilities in China, unfavorable pricing, primarily related to contractual price reductions, higher manufacturing expenses and $4 million of negative currency.

Results from Operations

Net Sales and Operating Revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011

The following tables reflect our revenues for 2012 and 2011. We present these reconciliations of revenues in order to reflect the trend in our sales in various product lines and geographic regions separately from the effects of doing business in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. We have not reflected any currency impact in the 2011 table since this is the base period for measuring the effects of currency during 2012 on our operations. We believe investors find this information useful in understanding period-to-period comparisons in our revenues.

 

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Additionally, we show the component of our revenue represented by substrate sales in the following tables. While we generally have primary design, engineering and manufacturing responsibility for OE emission control systems, we do not manufacture substrates. Substrates are porous ceramic filters coated with a catalyst — precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. These are supplied to us by Tier 2 suppliers as directed by our OE customers. We generally earn a small margin on these components of the system. As the need for more sophisticated emission control solutions increases to meet more stringent environmental regulations, and as we capture more diesel after treatment business, these substrate components have been increasing as a percentage of our revenue. While these substrates dilute our gross margin percentage, they are a necessary component of an emission control system. We view the growth of substrates as a key indicator that our value-add content in an emission control system is moving toward the higher technology hot-end gas and diesel business.

Our value-add content in an emission control system includes designing the system to meet environmental regulations through integration of the substrates into the system, maximizing use of thermal energy to heat up the catalyst quickly, efficiently managing airflow to reduce back pressure as the exhaust stream moves past the catalyst, managing the expansion and contraction of the emission control system components due to temperature extremes experienced by an emission control system, using advanced acoustic engineering tools to design the desired exhaust sound, minimizing the opportunity for the fragile components of the substrate to be damaged when we integrate it into the emission control system and reducing unwanted noise, vibration and harshness transmitted through the emission control system.

 

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We present these substrate sales separately in the following table because we believe investors utilize this information to understand the impact of this portion of our revenues on our overall business and because it removes the impact of potentially volatile precious metals pricing from our revenues. While our original equipment customers generally assume the risk of precious metals pricing volatility, it impacts our reported revenues. Excluding “substrate” catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter sales removes this impact.

 

     Three Months Ended March 31, 2012  
     Revenues      Currency
Impact
    Revenues
Excluding
Currency
     Substrate
Sales
Excluding
Currency
     Revenues
Excluding
Currency and
Substrate
Sales
 
     (Millions)  

North America Original Equipment

             

Ride Control

   $ 171       $      $ 171       $       $ 171   

Emission Control

     617                617         277         340   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total North America Original Equipment

     788                788         277         511   

North America Aftermarket

             

Ride Control

     146       $        146                 146   

Emission Control

     52                52                 52   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total North America Aftermarket

     198                198                 198   

Total North America

     986                986         277         709   

Europe Original Equipment

             

Ride Control

     139         (7     146                 146   

Emission Control

     381         (20     401         139         262   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Europe Original Equipment

     520         (27     547         139         408   

Europe Aftermarket

             

Ride Control

     43         (3     46                 46   

Emission Control

     22         (1     23                 23   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Europe Aftermarket

     65         (4     69                 69   

South America & India

     147         (13     160         23         137   

Total Europe, South America & India

     732         (44     776         162         614   

Asia

     155         (7     162         22         140   

Australia

     39         1        38         2         36   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Asia Pacific

     194         (6     200         24         176   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Tenneco

   $ 1,912       $ (50   $ 1,962       $ 463       $ 1,499   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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     Three Months Ended March 31, 2011  
     Revenues      Currency
Impact
     Revenues
Excluding
Currency
     Substrate
Sales
Excluding
Currency
     Revenues
Excluding
Currency and
Substrate
Sales
 
     (Millions)