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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

x   

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

  

 

For the quarterly period ended  

April 27, 2012

 

OR

 

¨   

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

  

For the transition period from                                                           to                                                      

Commission file number  1-6357

        ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION        

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

                             Delaware                                                             13-2595091                        

(State or other Jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

       (I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

500  108th Avenue N.E., Bellevue, Washington 98004

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 425/453-9400

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                     X                                             No                                     

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, 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                     X                                             No                                     

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

 

Large accelerated filer  

x

   Accelerated filer             ¨        
Non-accelerated filer  

¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

   Smaller reporting company                ¨        

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes                                                                      No                     X            

As of May 29, 2012, 30,810,727 shares of the issuer’s common stock were outstanding.


PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.            Financial Statements

ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

As of April 27, 2012 and October 28, 2011

(In thousands, except share amounts)

 

            April 27,      
2012
         October 28,    
2011
 
ASSETS    (Unaudited)         

Current Assets

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 191,095       $ 185,035   

Cash in escrow

     5,012         5,011   

Accounts receivable, net of allowances

     

of $9,622 and $7,063

     361,304         369,826   

Inventories

     

Raw materials and purchased parts

     141,058         130,445   

Work in process

     179,686         187,922   

Finished goods

     93,111         84,181   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     413,855         402,548   

Income tax refundable

     6,226         2,857   

Deferred income tax benefits

     49,199         48,251   

Prepaid expenses

     25,065         19,245   

Other current assets

     5,128         6,540   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     1,056,884         1,039,313   

Property, Plant and Equipment

     688,531         669,920   

Accumulated depreciation

     324,974         301,504   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     363,557         368,416   

Other Non-Current Assets

     

Goodwill

     1,141,347         1,163,725   

Intangibles, net

     652,457         693,915   

Debt issuance costs, net of accumulated

     

amortization of $3,638 and $2,700

     9,757         10,695   

Deferred income tax benefits

     83,381         79,605   

Other assets

     20,175         22,917   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 3,327,558       $ 3,378,586   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

As of April 27, 2012 and October 28, 2011

(In thousands, except share amounts)

 

          April 27,      
2012
        October 28,    
2011
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY   (Unaudited)        

Current Liabilities

   

Accounts payable

  $ 114,386      $ 119,888   

Accrued liabilities

    259,168        270,422   

Credit facilities

    0        5,000   

Current maturities of long-term debt

    13,139        11,595   

Deferred income tax liabilities

    5,095        9,538   

Federal and foreign income taxes

    11,829        1,918   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

    403,617        418,361   

Long-Term Liabilities

   

Credit facilities

    300,000        360,000   

Long-term debt, net of current maturities

    660,935        660,028   

Deferred income tax liabilities

    228,603        238,709   

Pension and post-retirement obligations

    103,054        107,877   

Other liabilities

    13,809        19,693   

Shareholders’ Equity

   

Common stock, par value $.20 per share,

   

authorized 60,000,000 shares, issued and

   

outstanding 30,694,290 and 30,613,448 shares

    6,139        6,123   

Additional paid-in capital

    561,332        551,703   

Retained earnings

    1,075,800        1,007,821   

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

    (35,933     (2,812
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Esterline shareholders’ equity

    1,607,338        1,562,835   

Noncontrolling interests

    10,202        11,083   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Shareholders’ Equity

    1,617,540        1,573,918   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 
  $ 3,327,558      $ 3,378,586   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

For the Three and Six Month Periods Ended April 27, 2012 and April 29, 2011

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

          Three Months Ended                 Six Months Ended        
        April 27,    
    2012    
        April 29,    
    2011    
        April 27,    
    2012    
        April 29,    
    2011    
 

Net Sales

  $     504,831      $ 435,277      $ 975,713      $     806,076   

Cost of Sales

    320,308        274,330        633,109        513,007   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
    184,523        160,947        342,604        293,069   

Expenses

       

Selling, general & administrative

    98,950        72,409        193,647        138,501   

Research, development

       

& engineering

    29,545        21,251        55,940        40,870   

Gain on settlement of contingency

    (11,891     0        (11,891     0   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Expenses

    116,604        93,660        237,696        179,371   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Earnings from

       

Continuing Operations

    67,919        67,287        104,908        113,698   

Interest income

    (116     (430     (211     (770

Interest expense

    11,484        8,958        23,012        18,095   

Loss on extinguishment of debt

    0        831        0        831   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

       

Before Income Taxes

    56,551        57,928        82,107        95,542   

Income Tax Expense

    11,138        11,848        13,714        19,502   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

       

Including Noncontrolling Interests

    45,413        46,080        68,393        76,040   

Income Attributable to

       

Noncontrolling Interests

    (222     (129     (414     (106
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

       

Attributable to Esterline

    45,191        45,951        67,979        75,934   

Loss from Discontinued Operations

       

Attributable to Esterline, Net of Tax

    0        (37     0        (29
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Earnings Attributable to Esterline

  $ 45,191      $ 45,914      $ 67,979      $ 75,905   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings Per Share Attributable to Esterline – Basic:

  

     

Continuing operations

  $ 1.47      $ 1.51      $ 2.22      $ 2.50   

Discontinued operations

    .00        .00        .00        .00   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings Per Share Attributable
      to Esterline – Basic

  $ 1.47      $ 1.51      $ 2.22      $ 2.50   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings Per Share Attributable to Esterline – Diluted:

  

     

Continuing operations

  $ 1.44      $ 1.47      $ 2.18      $ 2.44   

Discontinued operations

    .00        .00        .00        .00   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings Per Share Attributable
      to Esterline – Diluted

  $ 1.44      $ 1.47      $ 2.18      $ 2.44   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the Six Month Periods Ended April 27, 2012 and April 29, 2011

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

                 Six Months Ended               
          April 27,     
     2012     
         April 29,     
     2011     
 

Cash Flows Provided (Used) by Operating Activities

    

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests

   $             68,393      $             76,011   

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings including

noncontrolling interests to net cash provided

(used) by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     54,848        37,469   

Deferred income taxes

     (15,200     (2,176

Share-based compensation

     5,887        3,847   

Gain on settlement of contingency

     (11,891     0   

Working capital changes, net of effect of acquisitions

    

Accounts receivable

     1,962        20,705   

Inventories

     (17,394     (26,892

Prepaid expenses

     (6,116     (1,481

Other current assets

     957        (2,154

Accounts payable

     (1,964     (3,396

Accrued liabilities

     2,935        (14,497

Federal and foreign income taxes

     6,502        (215

Other liabilities

     (5,531     2,982   

Other, net

     1,915        (758
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     85,303        89,445   

Cash Flows Provided (Used) by Investing Activities

Purchases of capital assets

     (25,777     (26,315

Proceeds from sale of capital assets

     155        1,343   

Escrow deposit

     (1     (14,000

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

     0        (103,548
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     (25,623     (142,520

 

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ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the Six Month Periods Ended April 27, 2012 and April 29, 2011

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

                 Six Months Ended               
          April 27,     
     2012     
         April 29,     
     2011     
 

Cash Flows Provided (Used) by Financing Activities

    

Proceeds provided by stock issuance under

employee stock plans

     3,537        9,357   

Excess tax benefits from stock options exercised

     221        1,406   

Debt and other issuance costs

     0        (3,504

Proceeds from long-term credit facilities

     0        110,000   

Repayment of long-term debt and credit facilities

     (68,236     (120,826

Proceeds from government assistance

     14,048        10,176   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     (50,430     6,609   

Effect of Foreign Exchange Rates on Cash

     (3,190     15,860   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents

     6,060        (30,606

Cash and Cash Equivalents – Beginning of Period

     185,035        422,120   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents – End of Period

   $          191,095      $          391,514   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information

    

Cash paid for interest

   $ 21,867      $ 17,708   

Cash paid for taxes

     22,956        20,480   

 

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ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the Three and Six Month Periods Ended April 27, 2012 and April 29, 2011

 

1. The consolidated balance sheet as of April 27, 2012, the consolidated statement of operations for the three and six month periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011, and the consolidated statement of cash flows for the six month periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011, are unaudited but, in the opinion of management, all of the necessary adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, have been made to present fairly the financial statements referred to above in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the above statements do not include all of the footnotes required for complete financial statements. The results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of results that can be expected for the full year.  

 

2. The notes to the consolidated financial statements in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 28, 2011, provide a summary of significant accounting policies and additional financial information that should be read in conjunction with this Form 10-Q.

 

3. The timing of the Company’s revenues is impacted by the purchasing patterns of customers and, as a result, revenues are not generated evenly throughout the year. Moreover, the Company’s first fiscal quarter, November through January, includes significant holiday periods in both Europe and North America.

 

4. In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) amended requirements for the presentation of other comprehensive income (OCI), requiring presentation of comprehensive income in either a single, continuous statement of comprehensive income or on separate but consecutive statements, the statement of operations and the statement of OCI. The amendment is effective for the Company at the beginning of fiscal year 2013, with early adoption permitted. The adoption of this guidance will not impact the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows and will only impact the presentation of OCI on the financial statements.

 

5. Basic earnings per share is computed on the basis of the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the year. Diluted earnings per share includes the dilutive effect of stock options. Common shares issuable from stock options that were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share because they were anti-dilutive were 531,600 and 244,100 in the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. Shares used for calculating earnings per share are disclosed in the following table.

 

(In thousands)   Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
        April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
        April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
 

Shares Used for Basic Earnings Per Share

    30,669        30,496        30,650        30,422   

Shares Used for Diluted Earnings Per Share

    31,319        31,160        31,238        31,086   

 

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6. The Company’s comprehensive income is as follows:

 

(In thousands)   Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
        April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
        April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
 

Net Earnings

  $ 45,191      $ 45,914      $ 67,979      $ 75,905   

Change in Fair Value of Derivative

       

Financial Instruments, Net of Tax (1)

    3,735        6,534        385        5,045   

Pension and Post-retirement

       

Obligations, Net of Tax (2)

    821        (36     2,314        692   

Foreign Currency Translation

       

Adjustment

    26,189        73,927        (35,820     73,768   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

  $ 75,936      $ 126,339      $ 34,858      $ 155,410   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  (1) 

Net of tax expense of $(1,387) and $(2,794) for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. Net of tax benefit (expense) of $92 and $(2,204) for the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

  (2) 

Net of tax expense of $(581) and $(200) for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. Net of tax expense of $(1,412) and $(692) for the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, respectively.

The Company’s accumulated other comprehensive loss is comprised of the following:

 

(In thousands)       April 27,    
2012
        October 28,    
2011
 

Net unrealized gain on derivative contracts

  $ 4,407      $ 4,022   

Pension and post-retirement obligations

    (73,157     (75,471

Currency translation adjustment

    32,817        68,637   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total accumulated other comprehensive loss

  $ (35,933   $ (2,812
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

7. On July 26, 2011, the Company acquired the Souriau Group (Souriau) for approximately $726.7 million, including cash of $17.8 million. Souriau is a leading global supplier of highly engineered connectors for harsh environments serving aerospace, defense & space, power generation, rail, and industrial equipment markets. Souriau is included in the Sensors & Systems segment.

The following summarizes the allocation of the estimated fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of acquisition. The allocation of the purchase price is preliminary. Differences between the preliminary and final purchase price allocation could be material. We have not completed our analysis estimating the fair value of property, plant and equipment, intangible assets, income tax liabilities and certain contingent liabilities. The estimated fair value adjustment for inventory is $41.7 million, which has been recognized as cost of goods sold over 4.5 months, the estimated inventory turnover. The purchase price includes the value of future development of existing technologies, the introduction of new technologies, and the addition of new customers. These factors resulted in recording goodwill of $352.7 million. The amount allocated to goodwill is not deductible for income tax purposes.

 

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(In thousands)

  

As of July 26, 2011

  

Current assets

   $         228,694   

Property, plant and equipment

     91,843   

Intangible assets subject to amortization

  

Programs (15 year weighted average useful life)

     236,892   

Trade name (10 year weighted average useful life)

     46,290   

Goodwill

     352,725   

Other assets

     553   

 

 

Total assets acquired

     956,997   

Current liabilities assumed

     111,932   

Long-term liabilities assumed

     109,991   

Noncontrolling interest

     8,369   

 

 

Net assets acquired

   $ 726,705   

 

 

 

 

Pro Forma Financial Information

The following pro forma financial information shows the results of continuing operations for the three and six month periods ended April 29, 2011, as though the acquisition of Souriau had occurred at the beginning of the fiscal year. The pro forma financial information includes, where applicable, adjustments for: (i) the amortization of acquired intangible assets, (ii) additional interest expense on acquisition-related borrowings and (iii) the income tax effect on the pro forma adjustments. The pro forma adjustments related to the acquisition of Souriau are based on a preliminary purchase price allocation. Differences between the preliminary and final purchase price allocation could have an impact on the pro forma financial information presented and such impact could be material. The pro forma financial information below is presented for illustrative purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of the operating results that would have been achieved had the acquisition been completed as of the date indicated above or the results that may be obtained in the future. Pro forma results are as follows:

 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)       Three Months Ended    
April 29, 2011
        Six Months Ended    
April 29, 2011
 

Pro forma net sales

  $ 516,914      $ 969,253   

Pro forma net income

  $ 50,727      $ 82,984   

Basic earnings per share as reported

  $ 1.51      $ 2.50   

Pro forma basic earnings per share

  $ 1.66      $ 2.73   

Diluted earnings per share as reported

  $ 1.47      $ 2.44   

Pro forma diluted earnings per share

  $ 1.63      $ 2.67   

On December 30, 2010, the Company acquired Eclipse Electronic Systems, Inc. (Eclipse) for $123.8 million. The purchase price includes cash of $14.0 million in contingent consideration, which was deposited in an escrow account and will be paid to the seller if certain performance objectives are met over the three-year period. The estimated fair value of the contingent consideration is $13.4 million. On February 2, 2012, the Company paid the initial $5.0 million of three installments totaling $14.0 million of contingent consideration. Eclipse is a designer and manufacturer of embedded communication intercept receivers for signal intelligence applications. Eclipse is included in the Avionics & Controls segment.

The following summarizes the allocation of the estimated fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of acquisition. The preliminary purchase price includes the value of future development of existing technologies, the introduction of new technologies, and the addition of new customers. These factors resulted in recording goodwill of $67.9 million. The amount allocated to goodwill is not deductible for income tax purposes.

 

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(In thousands)

  

As of December 30, 2010

  

Current assets

   $           31,827   

Property, plant and equipment

     2,154   

Intangible assets subject to amortization

  

Technology (10 year weighted average useful life)

     53,200   

Goodwill

     67,878   
  

 

 

 

Total assets acquired

     155,059   

Current liabilities assumed

     36,240   

Long-term liabilities assumed

     8,350   
  

 

 

 

Net assets acquired

   $ 110,469   
  

 

 

 

 

8. The income tax rate was 16.7% compared with 20.4% for the first six months of 2012 and 2011, respectively. In the first six months of 2012, the Company recognized a $2.3 million discrete tax benefit due to a change in French tax laws associated with the holding company structure and the financing of the Souriau acquisition. In the first six months of 2011, the Company recognized $3.3 million of discrete tax benefits due to the retroactive extension of the U.S. federal research and experimentation tax credits and the release of a valuation allowance related to a net operating loss of an acquired subsidiary. The fiscal 2012 income tax rate before discrete items is 18.9% compared to 23.9% for fiscal 2011. The decrease in the income tax rate before discrete items was due to the tax benefits associated with the holding company structure of the Souriau acquisition. The income tax rate differed from the statutory rate in the first six months of fiscal of 2012 and 2011, as both years benefited from various tax credits and certain foreign interest expense deductions.

 

9. As of April 27, 2012, the Company had three share-based compensation plans, which are described below. The compensation cost that has been charged against income for those plans for the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011 was $5.9 million and $3.8 million, respectively. During the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, the Company issued 80,842 and 244,561 shares, respectively, under its employee stock plans.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

The ESPP is a “safe-harbor” designed plan whereby shares are purchased by participants at a discount of 5% of the market value on the purchase date and, therefore, compensation cost is not recorded under the ESPP.

Equity Incentive Plan

Under the equity incentive plan, option exercise prices are equal to the fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. The Company granted 333,400 options and 257,300 options in the six month periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011, respectively. The weighted-average grant date fair value of options granted during the six month periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011, was $24.13 per share and $31.32 per share, respectively.

The fair value of each option granted by the Company was estimated using a Black-Scholes pricing model which uses the assumptions noted in the following table. The Company uses historical data to estimate volatility of the Company’s common stock and option exercise and employee termination assumptions. The risk-free rate for the contractual life of the option is based on the U.S. Treasury zero coupon issues in effect at the time of the grant.

 

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              Six Months Ended  
                  April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
 

Volatility

          41.62 – 44.29%        40.80 – 42.78%   

Risk-free interest rate

          0.91 – 2.11%        2.02 – 3.64%   

Expected life (years)

          4.5 – 9.5           4.5 – 9.5      

Dividends

          0           0      

Employee Sharesave Scheme

Under the employee sharesave scheme for U.K. employees, participants are allowed the option to purchase shares at a discount of 5% of the market price of the stock as of the beginning of the offering period. The term of these options is three years. The sharesave scheme is not a “safe-harbor” design, and therefore, compensation cost is recognized on this plan. Under the sharesave scheme, option exercise prices are equal to the fair market value of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. The Company granted 45,063 and 9,956 options in the first six month periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011, respectively. The weighted-average grant date fair value of options granted during the six month periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011, was $19.85 and $26.14, respectively.

The fair value of the awards under the employee sharesave scheme was estimated using a Black-Scholes pricing model which uses the assumptions noted in the following table. The risk-free rate for the contractual life of the option is based on the U.S. Treasury zero coupon issues in effect at the time of grant.

 

              Six Months Ended  
                  April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
 

Volatility

          38.96%        51.10%   

Risk-free interest rate

          0.38%        0.98%   

Expected life (years)

          3           3      

Dividends

          0           0      

 

10. The Company’s pension plans principally include a U.S. pension plan maintained by Esterline and a non-U.S. plan maintained by CMC Electronics, Inc. (CMC). Components of periodic pension cost consisted of the following:

 

(In thousands)    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
         April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
        April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
 

Components of Net Periodic Pension Cost

        

Service cost

   $ 2,424      $ 2,313      $ 4,826      $ 4,594   

Interest cost

     4,686        4,662        9,332        9,267   

Expected return on plan assets

     (5,370     (5,087     (10,697     (10,111

Amortization of prior service cost

     11        5        21        10   

Amortization of actuarial loss

     2,589        2,009        5,164        4,007   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Periodic Cost

   $ 4,340      $ 3,902      $ 8,646      $ 7,767   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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The Company’s principal post-retirement plans include non-U.S. plans, which are non-contributory healthcare and life insurance plans. The components of expense of these other retirement benefits consisted of the following:

 

(In thousands)    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
         April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
        April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
 

Components of Net Periodic

        

Post-Retirement Plans Cost

        

Service cost

   $ 105      $ 140      $ 207      $ 275   

Interest cost

     166        176        329        346   

Amortization of actuarial gain

     (7     (4     (14     (8
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Periodic Cost

   $ 264      $ 312      $ 522      $ 613   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

11. In March 2011, the Company entered into a secured credit facility for $460 million made available through a group of banks. The credit facility is secured by substantially all of the Company’s assets and interest is based on standard inter-bank offering rates. The credit facility expires in March 2016. The spread ranges from LIBOR plus 1.5% to LIBOR plus 2.25% depending on the leverage ratios at the time the funds are drawn. At the same time as the Company entered into the $460 million secured credit facility, the Company repaid the U.S. Term Loan for $118.8 million. At April 27, 2012, the Company had $300.0 million outstanding under the secured credit facility at an initial interest rate of LIBOR plus 2.0% or 2.25%.

In July 2011, the Company amended the secured credit facility to provide for a new €125.0 million term loan (Euro Term Loan) to Esterline Technologies Europe Limited. The interest rate spread on the Euro Term Loan will range from Euro LIBOR plus 1.5% to Euro LIBOR plus 2.25% depending on the leverage ratios at the time the funds are drawn. At April 27, 2012, the Company had €111.9 million outstanding or $148.3 million under the Euro Term Loan at an interest rate of Euro LIBOR plus 2.0% or 2.37%. The loan amortizes at 1.25% of the outstanding balance quarterly through March 2016, with the remaining balance due in July 2016.

Based on quoted market prices, the approximate fair value of the Company’s $250.0 million 7.0% Senior Notes due August 2020 was approximately $279.4 million and $263.1 million as of April 27, 2012 and October 28, 2011, respectively. The approximate fair value of the Company’s $175.0 million 6.625% Senior Notes due March 2017 was approximately $181.1 million and $175.0 million as of April 27, 2012 and October 28, 2011, respectively. The carrying amounts of the secured credit facility and Euro Term Loan due 2016 approximate fair value. Estimates of fair value for the Senior Notes are based on Level 2 inputs.

 

12. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. A fair value hierarchy has been established that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. An asset or liability’s level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The hierarchy of fair value measurements is described below:

Level 1 – Valuations are based on quoted prices that the Company has the ability to obtain in actively traded markets for identical assets and liabilities. Since valuations are based on quoted prices that are readily and regularly available in an active market or exchange traded market, a valuation of these instruments does not require a significant degree of judgment.

Level 2 – Valuations are based on quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active, and model-based valuation techniques for which all significant assumptions are observable in the market.

Level 3 – Valuations are based on model-based techniques for which some or all of the assumptions are obtained from indirect market information that is significant to the overall fair value measurement and which require a significant degree of management judgment.

The following table sets forth the Company’s financial assets and liabilities that were measured at fair value on a recurring basis by level within the fair value hierarchy at April 27, 2012, and October 28, 2011.

 

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(In thousands)    Level 2  
           April 27,      
2012
        October 28,    
2011
 

Assets:

    

Derivative contracts designated as hedging instruments

   $         9,233      $         7,553   

Derivative contracts not designated as hedging instruments

   $ 1,571      $ 2,214   

Embedded derivatives

   $ 68      $ 38   

Liabilities:

    

Derivative contracts designated as hedging instruments

   $ 1,713      $ 1,632   

Derivative contracts not designated as hedging instruments

   $ 84      $ 1,070   

Embedded derivatives

   $ 863      $ 895   
(In thousands)    Level 3  
           April 27,      
2012
        October 28,    
2011
 

Liabilities:

    

Contingent purchase obligation

   $ 8,350      $ 13,350   

The Company’s embedded derivatives are the result of entering into sales or purchase contracts that are denominated in a currency other than the Company’s functional currency or the supplier’s or customer’s functional currency. The fair value is determined by calculating the difference between quoted exchange rates at the time the contract was entered into and the period end exchange rate. These contracts are categorized as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy.

The Company’s derivative contracts consist of foreign currency exchange contracts and interest rate swap agreements. These derivative contracts are over the counter and their fair value is determined using modeling techniques that include market inputs such as interest rates, yield curves, and currency exchange rates. These contracts are categorized as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy.

The Company’s contingent purchase obligation consists of additional consideration in connection with the acquisition of Eclipse. The contingent consideration will be paid to the seller if certain performance objectives are met over the three-year period. The value recorded on the balance sheet was derived from the estimated probability that the performance objectives will be met by the end of the three-year period. The contingent purchase obligation is categorized as Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy.

 

13. The Company uses derivative financial instruments in the form of foreign currency forward exchange contracts and interest rate swap contracts for the purpose of minimizing exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates on business transactions and interest rates, respectively. The Company’s policy is to execute such instruments with banks the Company believes to be creditworthy and not to enter into derivative financial instruments for speculative purposes. These derivative financial instruments do not subject the Company to undue risk, as gains and losses on these instruments generally offset gains and losses on the underlying assets, liabilities, or anticipated transactions that are being hedged.

All derivative financial instruments are recorded at fair value in the Consolidated Balance Sheet. For a derivative that has not been designated as an accounting hedge, the change in the fair value is recognized immediately through earnings. For a derivative that has been designated as an accounting hedge of an existing asset or liability (a fair value hedge), the change in the fair value of both the derivative and underlying asset or liability is recognized immediately through earnings. For a derivative designated as an accounting hedge of an anticipated transaction (a cash flow hedge), the change in the fair value is recorded on the Consolidated Balance Sheet in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (AOCI) to the extent the derivative is effective in mitigating the exposure related to the anticipated transaction. The change in the fair value related to the ineffective portion of the hedge, if any, is immediately recognized in earnings. The amount recorded within AOCI is reclassified into earnings in the same period during which the underlying hedged transaction affects earnings.

 

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The fair values of derivative instruments are presented on a gross basis, as the Company does not have any derivative contracts which are subject to master netting arrangements. The Company did not have any hedges with credit-risk-related contingent features or that required the posting of collateral as of April 27, 2012. The cash flows from derivative contracts are recorded in operating activities in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows.

Foreign Currency Forward Exchange Contracts

The Company transacts business in various foreign currencies which subjects the Company’s cash flows and earnings to exposure related to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. These exposures arise primarily from purchases or sales of products and services from third parties. Foreign currency forward exchange contracts provide for the purchase or sale of foreign currencies at specified future dates at specified exchange rates and are used to offset changes in the fair value of certain assets or liabilities or forecasted cash flows resulting from transactions denominated in foreign currencies. As of April 27, 2012, and October 28, 2011, the Company had outstanding foreign currency forward exchange contracts principally to sell U.S. dollars with notional amounts of $362.7 million and $431.2 million, respectively. These notional values consist primarily of contracts for the European euro, British pound sterling and Canadian dollar, and are stated in U.S. dollar equivalents at spot exchange rates at the respective dates.

Interest Rate Swaps

The Company manages its exposure to interest rate risk by maintaining an appropriate mix of fixed and variable rate debt, which over time should moderate the costs of debt financing. When considered necessary, the Company may use financial instruments in the form of interest rate swaps to help meet this objective. In November 2010, the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement for $100.0 million of the $175.0 million Senior Notes due in 2017. The swap agreement exchanged the fixed interest rate of 6.625% for a variable interest rate on $100.0 million of the principal amount outstanding. The variable interest rate is based upon LIBOR plus 4.865% and was 5.331% at April 27, 2012. The fair value of the Company’s interest rate swap was a $1.6 million asset at April 27, 2012, and was estimated by discounting expected cash flows using market interest rates. The Company records interest receivable and interest payable on interest rate swaps on a net basis. In December 2010, the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement for $75.0 million of the $175.0 million Senior Notes due in 2017. The swap agreement exchanged the fixed interest rate of 6.625% for a variable interest rate on $75.0 million of the principal amount outstanding. The variable interest rate is based upon LIBOR plus 4.470% and was 4.936% at April 27, 2012. The fair value of the Company’s interest rate swap was a $1.9 million asset at April 27, 2012, and was estimated by discounting expected cash flows using market interest rates. The Company recognized a net interest receivable of $0.4 million at April 27, 2012.

Embedded Derivative Instruments

The Company’s embedded derivatives are the result of entering into sales or purchase contracts that are denominated in a currency other than the Company’s functional currency or the supplier’s or customer’s functional currency.

Net Investment Hedge

In July 2011, the Company entered into a Euro Term Loan for €125.0 million under the secured credit facility. The Company designated the Euro Term Loan a hedge of the investment in a certain French business unit. The foreign currency gain or loss that is effective as a hedge is reported as a component of other comprehensive income in shareholders’ equity. To the extent that this hedge is ineffective, the foreign currency gain or loss is recorded in earnings. There was no ineffectiveness.

 

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Fair Value of Derivative Instruments

Fair values of derivative instruments in the Consolidated Balance Sheet at April 27, 2012, and October 28, 2011, consisted of:

 

(In thousands)         Fair Value  
    

            Classification             

         April 27,      
2012
         October 28,    
2011
 

Foreign Currency Forward

        

Exchange Contracts:

   Other current assets    $         4,808       $         7,092   
   Other assets      2,508         1,321   
   Accrued liabilities      1,766         1,606   
   Other liabilities      31         1,096   

Embedded Derivative Instruments:

   Other current assets    $ 68       $ 38   
   Accrued liabilities      40         82   
   Other liabilities      823         813   

Interest Rate Swaps:

   Long-term debt, net      
   of current maturities    $ 3,488       $ 1,354   

The effect of derivative instruments on the Consolidated Statement of Operations for the three and six month periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011, consisted of:

 

(In thousands)       Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
        Location of    
    Gain (Loss)    
      April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
        April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
 

Fair Value Hedges:

         

Interest rate

    swap contracts

  Interest Expense   $ 684      $ 717      $ 1,251      $ 1,196   

Embedded

    derivatives

  Sales   $ 249      $ (1,350   $ 67      $ (1,143

Cash Flow Hedges:

         

Foreign currency forward exchange contracts:

  

     

Amount of gain

    (loss) recognized

    in AOCI (effective

    portion)

  AOCI   $ 4,563      $ 6,263      $ (68   $ 1,535   

Amount of gain

    (loss) reclassified

    from AOCI

    into income

  Sales   $ 560      $ 3,065      $ 361      $ 5,713   

Net Investment Hedges:

         

Euro Term Loan

  AOCI   $ (400   $ 0      $ 10,347      $ 0   

During the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, the Company recorded a loss of $2.9 million and a gain of $2.8 million, respectively, on foreign currency forward exchange contracts that have not been designated as an accounting hedge. These foreign currency exchange losses are included in selling, general and administrative expense.

There was no significant impact to the Company’s earnings related to the ineffective portion of any hedging instruments during the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011. In addition, there was no significant impact to the Company’s earnings when a hedged firm commitment no longer qualified as a fair value hedge or when a hedged forecasted transaction no longer qualified as a cash flow hedge during the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011.

Amounts included in AOCI are reclassified into earnings when the hedged transaction settles. The Company expects to reclassify approximately $2.0 million of net gain into earnings over the next 12 months. The maximum duration of the Company’s foreign currency cash flow hedge contracts at April 27, 2012, is 23 months.

 

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14. Segment information:

Business segment information for continuing operations includes the segments of Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems and Advanced Materials.

 

(In thousands)   Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended  
        April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
        April 27,    
2012
        April 29,    
2011
 

Sales

       

Avionics & Controls

  $ 195,025      $ 231,532      $ 374,597      $ 423,999   

Sensors & Systems

    184,683        85,181        356,355        162,236   

Advanced Materials

    125,123        118,564        244,761        219,841   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Sales

  $ 504,831      $ 435,277      $ 975,713      $ 806,076   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

       

Avionics & Controls

  $ 18,251      $ 44,915      $ 38,314      $ 75,919   

Sensors & Systems

    24,710        11,595        31,525        22,566   

Advanced Materials

    26,160        22,979        49,233        38,247   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Segment Earnings

    69,121        79,489        119,072        136,732   

Corporate expense

    (13,093     (12,202     (26,055     (23,034

Gain on settlement of contingency

    11,891        0        11,891        0   

Interest income

    116        430        211        770   

Interest expense

    (11,484     (8,958     (23,012     (18,095

Loss on extinguishment of debt

    0        (831     0        (831
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
  $ 56,551      $ 57,928      $ 82,107      $ 95,542   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

15. Prior to the March 2007 acquisition of CMC, CMC was involved in a transaction in which CMC shareholders had a limited amount of time in which to tender their shares in exchange for cash. In May 2008, after the prescribed time period had expired, CAD $11.8 million remained unclaimed. As a result, the paying agent returned the unclaimed amount to CMC in accordance with Canadian law. In December 2008, CMC’s former parent company instituted a legal action against the paying agent, alleging negligence and breached contract terms by returning the funds to CMC. The plaintiff lost at trial and appealed. In the second quarter of fiscal 2012, CMC received notice that the plaintiff abandoned its appeal. In addition, CMC and the paying agent settled all remaining issues. Management concluded that all contingencies relating to this matter were resolved, and accordingly, the Company recorded a gain of approximately CAD $11.8 million or $11.9 million, or $9.5 million after tax, in the second fiscal quarter of 2012.

 

16. The following schedules set forth condensed consolidating financial information as required by Rule 3-10 of Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation S-X as of April 27, 2012, and October 28, 2011, and for the applicable periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011, for (a) Esterline Technologies Corporation (the Parent); (b) on a combined basis, the current subsidiary guarantors (Guarantor Subsidiaries) of the secured credit facility, Senior Notes due 2017, and Senior Notes due 2020; and (c) on a combined basis, the subsidiaries that are not guarantors of the secured credit facility, Senior Notes due 2017, and Senior Notes due 2020 (Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries). The Guarantor Subsidiaries are direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of Esterline Technologies Corporation and have fully and unconditionally, jointly and severally, guaranteed the secured credit facility, the Senior Notes due 2017, and the Senior Notes due 2020.

 

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet as of April 27, 2012.

 

(In thousands)                                  
     Parent      Guarantor
   Subsidiaries
     Non-
Guarantor
   Subsidiaries
       Eliminations                 Total  

Assets

             

Current Assets

             

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 10,305       $ 11,884       $ 168,906       $ 0      $ 191,095   

Escrow deposit

     5,012         0         0         0        5,012   

Accounts receivable, net

     208         125,710         235,386         0        361,304   

Inventories

     0         157,178         256,677         0        413,855   

Income tax refundable

     0         0         6,226         0        6,226   

Deferred income tax benefits

     25,348         1,615         22,236         0        49,199   

Prepaid expenses

     116         6,533         18,416         0        25,065   

Other current assets

     136         427         4,565         0        5,128   

 

 

Total Current Assets

     41,125         303,347         712,412         0        1,056,884   

Property, Plant &

             

Equipment, Net

     2,422         163,274         197,861         0        363,557   

Goodwill

     0         314,055         827,292         0        1,141,347   

Intangibles, Net

     0         133,356         519,101         0        652,457   

Debt Issuance Costs, Net

     8,270         0         1,487         0        9,757   

Deferred Income

             

Tax Benefits

     27,974         118         55,289         0        83,381   

Other Assets

     7,479         1,912         10,784         0        20,175   

Amounts Due From (To)

             

Subsidiaries

     0         521,781         0         (521,781     0   

Investment in Subsidiaries

     2,409,776         1,131,962         176,085         (3,717,823     0   

 

 

Total Assets

   $     2,497,046       $     2,569,805       $     2,500,311       $ (4,239,604   $     3,327,558   

 

 

 

 

 

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(In thousands)                                 
                 Parent      Guarantor
   Subsidiaries
    Non-
Guarantor
   Subsidiaries
       Eliminations                 Total  

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

            

Current Liabilities

            

Accounts payable

   $ 1,327       $ 25,119      $ 87,940       $ 0      $ 114,386   

Accrued liabilities

     20,777         74,038        164,353         0        259,168   

Credit facilities

     0         0        0         0        0   

Current maturities of
long-term debt

     0         195        12,944         0        13,139   

Deferred income tax
liabilities

     198         3        4,894         0        5,095   

Federal and foreign
income taxes

     7,225         (26,900     31,504         0        11,829   

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     29,527         72,455        301,635         0        403,617   

Credit Facilities

     300,000         0        0         0        300,000   

Long-Term Debt, Net

     428,488         44,198        188,249         0        660,935   

Deferred Income Tax

            

Liabilities

     32,463         21,936        174,204         0        228,603   

Pension and Post-

            

Retirement Obligations

     17,702         35,249        50,103         0        103,054   

Other Liabilities

     4,233         3,794        5,782         0        13,809   

Amounts Due To (From)

            

Subsidiaries

     67,093         0        484,868         (551,961     0   

Shareholders’ Equity

     1,617,540         2,392,173        1,295,470         (3,687,643     1,617,540   

 

 

Total Liabilities and

            

Shareholders’ Equity

   $     2,497,046       $     2,569,805      $     2,500,311       $ (4,239,604   $     3,327,558   

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations for the three month period ended April 27, 2012.

 

(In thousands)           
                 Parent     Guarantor
   Subsidiaries
    Non-
Guarantor
   Subsidiaries
       Eliminations                 Total  

Net Sales

   $ 0      $ 229,502      $ 276,154      $ (825   $ 504,831   

Cost of Sales

     0        139,823        181,310        (825     320,308   

 

 
     0        89,679        94,844        0        184,523   

Expenses

          

Selling, general

          

and administrative

     0        36,884        62,066        0        98,950   

Research, development

and engineering

     0        13,942        15,603        0        29,545   

Gain on settlement of

contingency

     0        0        (11,891     0        (11,891

 

 

Total Expenses

     0        50,826        65,778        0        116,604   

 

 

Operating Earnings from
Continuing Operations

     0        38,853        29,066        0        67,919   

Interest Income

     (3,508     (3,684     (15,907     22,983        (116

Interest Expense

     8,829        6,637        19,001        (22,983     11,484   

Loss on Extinguishment
of Debt

     0        0        0        0        0   

 

 

Income (Loss) from
Continuing Operations
Before Taxes

     (5,321     35,900        25,972        0        56,551   

Income Tax Expense
(Benefit)

     (1,032     6,991        5,179        0        11,138   

 

 

Income (Loss) from
Continuing Operations
Including Noncontrolling
Interests

     (4,289     28,909        20,793        0        45,413   

Income Attributable to
Noncontrolling Interests

     0        0        (222     0        (222

 

 

Income (Loss) from
Continuing Operations
Attributable to Esterline

     (4,289     28,909        20,571        0        45,191   

Income from Discontinued
Operations Attributable
to Esterline, Net of Tax

     0        0        0        0        0   

Equity in Net Income of
Consolidated Subsidiaries

     49,480        (1,383     2,800        (50,897     0   

 

 

Net Income (Loss)
Attributable to Esterline

   $ 45,191      $ 27,526      $ 23,371      $ (50,897   $ 45,191   

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations for the six month period ended April 27, 2012.

 

(In thousands)           
                 Parent     Guarantor
   Subsidiaries
    Non-
Guarantor
   Subsidiaries
       Eliminations                 Total  

Net Sales

   $ 0      $ 443,745      $ 533,397      $ (1,429   $ 975,713   

Cost of Sales

     0        275,182        359,356        (1,429     633,109   

 

 
     0        168,563        174,041        0        342,604   

Expenses

          

Selling, general
and administrative

     0        71,777        121,870        0        193,647   

Research, development
and engineering

     0        25,018        30,922        0        55,940   

Gain on settlement of
contingency

     0        0        (11,891     0        (11,891

 

 

Total Expenses

     0        96,795        140,901        0        237,696   

 

 

Operating Earnings from

          

Continuing Operations

     0        71,768        33,140        0        104,908   

Interest Income

     (6,985     (7,378     (33,398     47,550        (211

Interest Expense

     17,663        13,217        39,682        (47,550     23,012   

Loss on Extinguishment
of Debt

     0        0        0        0        0   

 

 

Income (Loss) from

          

Continuing Operations

          

Before Taxes

     (10,678     65,929        26,856        0        82,107   

Income Tax Expense

          

(Benefit)

     (2,029     10,364        5,379        0        13,714   

 

 

Income (Loss) from

          

Continuing Operations

          

Including Noncontrolling

          

Interests

     (8,649     55,565        21,477        0        68,393   

Income Attributable to

          

Noncontrolling Interests

     0        0        (414     0        (414

 

 

Income (Loss) from

          

Continuing Operations

          

Attributable to Esterline

     (8,649     55,565        21,063        0        67,979   

Income from Discontinued

          

Operations Attributable

to Esterline, Net of Tax

     0        0        0        0        0   

Equity in Net Income of

          

Consolidated Subsidiaries

     76,628        8,711        (90     (85,249     0   

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

          

Attributable to Esterline

   $ 67,979      $ 64,276      $ 20,973      $ (85,249   $ 67,979   

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows for the six month period ended April 27, 2012.

 

(In thousands)          
                Parent     Guarantor
    Subsidiaries
    Non-
Guarantor
    Subsidiaries
        Eliminations                 Total  

Cash Flows Provided (Used) by Operating Activities

  

     

Net earnings (loss) including

         

noncontrolling interests

  $ 68,393      $ 64,276      $ 20,973      $ (85,249   $ 68,393   

Depreciation & amortization

    0        19,390        35,458        0        54,848   

Deferred income taxes

    (1,428     (65     (13,707     0        (15,200

Share-based compensation

    0        2,436        3,451        0        5,887   

Gain on settlement of

         

contingency

    0        0        (11,891     0        (11,891

Working capital changes, net

         

of effect of acquisitions

         

Accounts receivable

    (50     12,217        (10,205     0        1,962   

Inventories

    0        (13,312     (4,082     0        (17,394

Prepaid expenses

    (57     (1,527     (4,532     0        (6,116

Other current assets

    4        (83     1,036        0        957   

Accounts payable

    515        (1,406     (1,073     0        (1,964

Accrued liabilities

    1,590        (5,751     7,096        0        2,935   

Federal & foreign

         

income taxes

    8,144        (1,546     (96     0        6,502   

Other liabilities

    3,862        (7,841     (1,552     0        (5,531

Other, net

    (38     479        1,474        0        1,915   

 

 
    80,935        67,267        22,350        (85,249     85,303   

Cash Flows Provided (Used) by Investing Activities

  

Purchases of capital assets

    (731     (13,024     (12,022     0        (25,777

Proceeds from sale

         

of capital assets

    0        83        72        0        155   

Escrow deposit

    (1     0        0        0        (1

Acquisitions, net of

         

cash acquired

    0        0        0        0        0   

 

 
    (732     (12,941     (11,950     0        (25,623

 

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(In thousands)

         
        Non-       
      Guarantor        Guarantor       
                Parent         Subsidiaries         Subsidiaries         Eliminations                 Total  

Cash Flows Provided (Used) by Financing Activities

  

Proceeds provided by stock

         

issuance under employee

         

stock plans

    3,537        0        0        0        3,537   

Excess tax benefits from

         

stock options exercised

    221        0        0        0        221   

Debt and other issuance costs

    0        0        0        0        0   

Proceeds from long-term

         

credit facilities

    0        0        0        0        0   

Repayment of long-term debt

         

and credit facilities

    (60,000     (206     (8,030     0        (68,236

Proceeds from government

         

assistance

    0        0        14,048        0        14,048   

Net change in intercompany

         

financing

    (63,495     (55,689     33,935        85,249        0   

 

 
    (119,737     (55,895     39,953        85,249        (50,430

Effect of foreign exchange

         

rates on cash

    2        3        (3,195     0        (3,190

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in

         

cash and cash equivalents

    (39,532     (1,566     47,158        0        6,060   

Cash and cash equivalents

         

– beginning of year

    49,837        13,450        121,748        0        185,035   

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

         

– end of year

  $ 10,305      $ 11,884      $ 168,906      $ 0      $ 191,095   

 

 

 

22


Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet as of October 28, 2011.

 

(In thousands)

             
           Non-        
        Guarantor         Guarantor        
                 Parent          Subsidiaries          Subsidiaries          Eliminations                 Total  

Assets

             

Current Assets

             

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 49,837       $ 13,450       $ 121,748       $ 0      $ 185,035   

Cash in escrow

     5,011         0         0         0        5,011   

Accounts receivable, net

     158         137,927         231,741         0        369,826   

Inventories

     0         143,866         258,682         0        402,548   

Income tax refundable

     0         0         2,857         0        2,857   

Deferred income tax benefits

     25,585         1,574         21,092         0        48,251   

Prepaid expenses

     59         5,006         14,180         0        19,245   

Other current assets

     140         344         6,056         0        6,540   

 

 

Total Current Assets

     80,790         302,167         656,356         0        1,039,313   

Property, Plant &

             

Equipment, Net

     1,109         161,297         206,010         0        368,416   

Goodwill

     0         313,788         849,937         0        1,163,725   

Intangibles, Net

     0         140,590         553,325         0        693,915   

Debt Issuance Costs, Net

     9,033         0         1,662         0        10,695   

Deferred Income Tax

             

Benefits

     27,925         125         51,555         0        79,605   

Other Assets

     10,307         2,321         10,289         0        22,917   

Amounts Due From (To)

             

Subsidiaries

     350,407         482,330         0         (832,737     0   

Investment in Subsidiaries

     1,953,823         624,856         321,170         (2,899,849     0   

 

 

Total Assets

   $     2,433,394       $ 2,027,474       $ 2,650,304       $ (3,732,586   $     3,378,586   

 

 

 

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(In thousands)

         
        Non-       
      Guarantor        Guarantor       
                Parent         Subsidiaries         Subsidiaries         Eliminations                 Total  

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

         

Current Liabilities

         

Accounts payable

  $ 812      $ 26,525      $ 92,551      $ 0      $ 119,888   

Accrued liabilities

    18,587        79,524        172,311        0        270,422   

Credit facilities

    0        0        5,000        0        5,000   

Current maturities of

         

long-term debt

    0        211        11,384        0        11,595   

Deferred income tax

         

liabilities

    238        (1     9,301        0        9,538   

Federal and foreign

         

income taxes

    (1,326     (25,185     28,429        0        1,918   

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

    18,311        81,074        318,976        0        418,361   

Credit Facilities

    360,000        0        0        0        360,000   

Long-Term Debt, Net

    426,354        44,289        189,385        0        660,028   

Deferred Income Tax

         

Liabilities

    32,959        21,971        183,779        0        238,709   

Pension and Post-

         

Retirement Obligations

    17,849        38,335        51,693        0        107,877   

Other Liabilities

    4,003        8,549        7,141        0        19,693   

Amounts Due To (From)

         

Subsidiaries

    0        0        444,820        (444,820     0   

Shareholders’ Equity

    1,573,918        1,833,256        1,454,510        (3,287,766     1,573,918   

 

 

Total Liabilities and

         

Shareholders’ Equity

  $ 2,433,394      $ 2,027,474      $ 2,650,304      $ (3,732,586   $     3,378,586   

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations for the three month period ended April 29, 2011.

 

(In thousands)

         
        Non-       
      Guarantor        Guarantor       
                Parent         Subsidiaries         Subsidiaries         Eliminations                 Total  

Net Sales

  $ 0      $ 230,031      $ 206,023      $ (777   $ 435,277   

Cost of Sales

    0        139,992        135,115        (777     274,330   

 

 
    0        90,039        70,908        0        160,947   

Expenses

         

Selling, general

         

and administrative

    0        32,901        39,508        0        72,409   

Research, development

         

and engineering

    0        8,283        12,968        0        21,251   

Gain on settlement of

         

contingency

    0        0        0        0        0   

 

 

Total Expenses

    0        41,184        52,476        0        93,660   

 

 

Operating Earnings from

         

Continuing Operations

    0        48,855        18,432        0        67,287   

Interest Income

    (3,540     (634     (5,689     9,433        (430

Interest Expense

    7,691        5,098        5,602        (9,433     8,958   

Loss on Extinguishment

         

of Debt

    831        0        0        0        831   

 

 

Income (Loss) from

         

Continuing Operations

         

Before Taxes

    (4,982     44,391        18,519        0        57,928   

Income Tax Expense

         

(Benefit)

    (1,204     7,124        5,928        0        11,848   

 

 

Income (Loss) from

         

Continuing Operations

         

Including Noncontrolling

         

Interests

    (3,778     37,267        12,591        0        46,080   

Income Attributable to

         

Noncontrolling Interests

    0        0        (129     0        (129

 

 

Income (Loss) from

         

Continuing Operations

         

Attributable to Esterline

    (3,778     37,267        12,462        0        45,951   

Loss from Discontinued

         

Operations Attributable

         

to Esterline, Net of Tax

    (8     (29     0        0        (37

Equity in Net Income of

         

Consolidated Subsidiaries

    49,700        9,003        1,320        (60,023     0   

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

         

Attributable to Esterline

  $ 45,914      $ 46,241      $ 13,782      $ (60,023   $ 45,914   

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations for the six month period ended April 29, 2011.

 

(In thousands)                              
                Non-              
          Guarantor     Guarantor              
                Parent         Subsidiaries         Subsidiaries         Eliminations               Total  

Net Sales

  $ 0      $ 425,481      $ 381,583      $ (988   $ 806,076   

Cost of Sales

    0        268,505        245,490        (988     513,007   

 

 
    0        156,976        136,093        0        293,069   

Expenses

         

Selling, general
and administrative

    0        64,106        74,395        0        138,501   

Research, development
and engineering

    0        17,918        22,952        0        40,870   

Gain on settlement of
contingency

    0        0        0        0        0   

 

 

Total Expenses

    0        82,024        97,347        0        179,371   

 

 

Operating Earnings from

         

Continuing Operations

    0        74,952        38,746        0                  113,698   

Interest Income

    (7,022     (1,259     (11,099               18,610        (770

Interest Expense

    15,720        10,087        10,898        (18,610     18,095   

Loss on Extinguishment
of Debt

    831        0        0        0        831   

 

 

Income (Loss) from

         

Continuing Operations

         

Before Taxes

    (9,529     66,124        38,947        0        95,542   

Income Tax Expense

         

(Benefit)

    (2,277     10,995        10,784        0        19,502   

 

 

Income (Loss) from

         

Continuing Operations

         

Including Noncontrolling

         

Interests

    (7,252     55,129        28,163        0        76,040   

Income Attributable to

         

Noncontrolling Interests

    0        0        (106     0        (106

 

 

Income (Loss) from

         

Continuing Operations

         

Attributable to Esterline

    (7,252     55,129        28,057        0        75,934   

Income from Discontinued

         

Operations Attributable

to Esterline, Net of Tax

    0        (29     0        0        (29

Equity in Net Income of

         

Consolidated Subsidiaries

    83,157        12,862        2,492        (98,511     0   

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

         

Attributable to Esterline

  $           75,905      $           67,962      $           30,549      $ (98,511   $ 75,905   

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows for the six month period ended April 29, 2011.

 

(In thousands)          
                Non-              
          Guarantor     Guarantor              
                Parent         Subsidiaries         Subsidiaries         Eliminations               Total  

Cash Flows Provided (Used) by Operating Activities

  

       

Net earnings (loss) including
noncontrolling interests

  $           76,011      $           67,962      $           30,549      $ (98,511   $           76,011   

Depreciation & amortization

    0        17,957        19,512                          0        37,469   

Deferred income taxes

    651        577        (3,404     0        (2,176

Share-based compensation

    0        1,523        2,324        0        3,847   

Gain on settlement of
contingency

    0        0        0        0        0   

Working capital changes, net
of effect of acquisitions

         

Accounts receivable

    262        (744     21,187        0        20,705   

Inventories

    0        (13,787     (13,105     0        (26,892

Prepaid expenses

    (72     (694     (715     0        (1,481

Other current assets

    (25     (266     (1,863     0        (2,154

Accounts payable

    1,262        (2,472     (2,186     0        (3,396

Accrued liabilities

    5,510        (5,398     (14,609     0        (14,497

Federal & foreign
income taxes

    4,181        (3,767     (629     0        (215

Other liabilities

    4,266        (1,989     705        0        2,982   

Other, net

    794        1,416        (2,968     0        (758

 

 
    92,840        60,318        34,798        (98,511     89,445   

Cash Flows Provided (Used) by Investing Activities

  

       

Purchases of capital assets

    (15     (12,350     (13,950     0        (26,315

Proceeds from sale
of capital assets

    0        179        1,164        0        1,343   

Escrow deposit

    (14,000     0        0        0        (14,000

Acquisitions, net of
cash acquired

    0        (103,548     0        0        (103,548

 

 
    (14,015     (115,719     (12,786     0        (142,520

 

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(In thousands)          
                Non-              
          Guarantor     Guarantor              
                Parent         Subsidiaries         Subsidiaries         Eliminations               Total  

Cash Flows Provided (Used) by Financing Activities

  

     

Proceeds provided by stock
issuance under employee
stock plans

    9,357        0        0        0        9,357   

Excess tax benefits from
stock options exercised

    1,406        0        0        0        1,406   

Debt and other issuance costs

    (3,504     0        0        0        (3,504

Proceeds from long-term
credit facilities

    110,000        0        0        0        110,000   

Repayment of long-term debt
and credit facilities

    (126,814     (166     6,154        0        (120,826

Proceeds from government
assistance

    0        0        10,176        0        10,176   

Net change in intercompany
financing

    (173,897     61,299        14,087                  98,511        0   

 

 
    (183,452     61,133        30,417        98,511        6,609   

Effect of foreign exchange
rates on cash

    (1     (5     15,866        0        15,860   

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in
cash and cash equivalents

    (104,628     5,727        68,295        0        (30,606

Cash and cash equivalents

         

– beginning of year

    205,050        2,317        214,753        0        422,120   

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

         

– end of year

  $           100,422      $           8,044      $           283,048      $ 0      $           391,514   

 

 

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and

Results of Operations

Overview

We operate our businesses in three segments: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems and Advanced Materials.

The Avionics & Controls segment includes avionics systems, control systems, interface technologies and communication systems capabilities. Avionics systems designs and develops cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions for commercial and military applications. Control systems designs and manufactures technology interface systems for military and commercial aircraft and land- and sea-based military vehicles. Interface technologies manufactures and develops custom control panels, input systems for medical, industrial, military and casino gaming industries. Communication systems designs and manufactures military audio and data products for severe battlefield environments, as well as communication control systems to enhance security and aural clarity in military applications. In addition, communication systems designs and manufactures embedded communication intercept receivers for signal intelligence applications.

The Sensors & Systems segment includes power systems, connection technologies, and advanced sensors capabilities. Power systems develops and manufactures electrical power switching and other related systems, principally for aerospace and defense customers. Connection technologies develops and manufactures highly engineered connectors for harsh environments and serves the aerospace, defense & space, power generation, rail and industrial equipment markets. Advanced sensors develops and manufactures high precision temperature and pressure sensors for aerospace and defense customers.

The Advanced Materials segment includes engineered materials and defense technologies capabilities. Engineered materials develops and manufactures thermally engineered components and high-performance elastomer products used in a wide range of commercial aerospace and military applications. Defense technologies develops and manufactures combustible ordnance components and warfare countermeasure devices for military customers. Sales in all segments include domestic, international, defense and commercial customers.

Our business and strategic plan focuses on the continued development of our products principally for aerospace and defense markets. We are concentrating our efforts to expand our capabilities in these markets and anticipate the global needs of our customers and respond to such needs with comprehensive solutions. These efforts focus on continuous research and new product development, acquisitions and strategic realignments of operations to expand our capabilities as a more comprehensive supplier to our customers across our entire product offering.

On July 26, 2011, we acquired the Souriau Group (Souriau). Souriau is a leading global supplier of highly engineered connection technologies for harsh environments. Souriau is included in our Sensors & Systems segment.

On December 30, 2010, we acquired Eclipse Electronic Systems, Inc. (Eclipse). Eclipse is a designer and manufacturer of embedded communication intercept receivers for signal intelligence applications. Eclipse is included in our Avionics & Controls segment.

During the second fiscal quarter of 2012, net income was $45.2 million or $1.44 per diluted share compared to $45.9 million or $1.47 per diluted share in the second fiscal quarter of 2011. For the first six months of fiscal 2012, net income was $68.0 million or $2.18 per diluted share compared to $75.9 million or $2.44 per diluted share during the prior-year period. The second fiscal quarter of 2012 benefited from an $11.9 million gain, or $9.5 million after tax, upon settlement of a contingency related to proceeds from a transaction that preceded our acquisition of CMC.

Sales increased 16% to $504.8 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2012, principally reflecting increased Sensors & Systems segment sales, which benefited from incremental sales from the Souriau acquisition and strong Advanced Materials segment sales. These sales increases were partially offset by lower Avionics & Controls segment sales, which declined 15.8% compared to the prior-year period, principally due to lower sales of avionics systems for military aircraft.

 

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Segment earnings weakened in the second fiscal quarter of 2012 compared to the prior-year period as a result of a decline in Avionics & Controls earnings. Segment earnings as a percent of sales were 13.7% in the second fiscal quarter of fiscal 2012 compared to 18.3% in the prior-year period. The decline in segment earnings was due to the decrease in our Avionics & Controls segment, principally reflecting a $2.8 million bad debt expense resulting from the bankruptcy of Hawker Beechcraft, reduced shipments of integrated cockpits for the T-6B military trainer due to the financial difficulties of Hawker Beechcraft, lower demand for cockpit retrofits for military transport, and reduced demand and delayed shipments of hearing protection headsets for defense applications. Additionally, the prior-year period benefited from a retroactive sales price adjustment and recovery of non-recurring engineering totaling $5.5 million. Sensors & Systems segment sales and earnings were strong compared to the prior-year period, principally reflecting incremental sales and operating earnings from the Souriau acquisition and strong sales and earnings of advanced sensors and power systems. Advanced Materials sales and earnings were robust compared to the prior-year period due to strong sales of elastomer and insulation materials for commercial aerospace applications, partially offset by weaker sales and earnings from our combustible ordnance and non-U.S. flare countermeasure operations.

The income tax rate was 19.7% for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 compared to 20.5% for the prior-year period.

Cash flows from operating activities were $85.3 million in the first six months of fiscal 2012 compared to $89.4 million in the prior-year period. We paid down our revolving credit facility and Euro Term Loan by $68.2 million during the first six months of fiscal 2012.

Results of Operations

Three Month Period Ended April 27, 2012, Compared with Three Month Period Ended April 29, 2011

Sales for the second fiscal quarter increased 16.0% over the prior-year period. Sales by segment were as follows:

(In thousands)

 

     Incr./(Decr.)                Three Months Ended               
     from prior         April 27,               April 29,       
          year period              2012               2011       

Avionics & Controls

     (15.8)%    $ 195,025      $ 231,532   

Sensors & Systems

   116.8%      184,683        85,181   

Advanced Materials

        5.5%      125,123        118,564   
     

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Net Sales

      $           504,831      $           435,277   
     

 

 

   

 

 

 

The 15.8% decrease in sales of Avionics & Controls mainly reflected decreased sales volumes of avionics systems of $30 million, and control systems, communication systems and interface technologies of $7 million. The decrease in avionics systems was principally due to lower cockpit integration sales volumes for the T-6B military trainer and retrofits of military transport aircraft. On May 3, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft, the manufacturer of the T-6B military trainer, filed for bankruptcy under the Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Subsequent to period-end, we agreed to continue shipments of our integrated cockpits to Hawker Beechcraft in exchange for an agreement by Hawker Beechcraft to pay for shipments made 20 days before the filing of bankruptcy and pay for shipments after the filing for bankruptcy within our normal payment terms. Due to the uncertainty associated with the Hawker Beechcraft bankruptcy filing, we expect that our shipments for the T-6B could be at a lower level during the second half of fiscal 2012. Control systems sales decreased modestly compared to the prior-year period. We expect that T-6B shipments will return to normal in the second half of the fiscal year. Its prior-year sales included a $4.4 million retroactive price settlement due to product scope changes. A modest decrease in communication systems sales reflected a $4 million decrease of hearing protection headsets, partially offset by strong sales of embedded communication intercept receivers for signal intelligence applications. Interface technologies principally reflected lower demand for input systems for casino gaming applications.

The 116.8% increase in sales of Sensors & Systems principally reflected incremental sales from the Souriau acquisition of $87 million and increased sales volume of advanced sensors and power systems of $12 million. Souriau’s sales exceeded our expectations and reflected strong demand from commercial and industrial customers. Approximately one-third of the increase in advanced sensors and power systems sales was due to higher sales of advanced sensors OEM temperature and pressure sensors and strong aftermarket demand. The increase in power systems reflected higher demand for commercial aviation products.

 

 

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The 5.5% increase in sales of Advanced Materials principally reflected increased sales volumes of engineered materials of $15 million, partially offset by decreased sales volumes of defense technologies. The increase in engineered materials primarily reflected strong demand for elastomer and insulation materials for commercial aviation products. The decrease in defense technologies mainly reflected a $7 million decrease in sales of non-U.S. flare countermeasures. Sales in the second fiscal quarter of 2012 reflected a weaker pound sterling and euro relative to the U.S. dollar compared to the prior-year period. The average exchange rate from the pound sterling to the U.S. dollar decreased from 1.61 in the second fiscal quarter of 2011 to 1.59 in the second fiscal quarter of 2012. The average exchange rate from the euro to the U.S. dollar decreased from 1.40 in the second fiscal quarter of 2011 to 1.33 in the second fiscal quarter of 2012.

Overall, gross margin was 36.6% and 37.0% for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. Gross profit was $184.5 million and $160.9 million for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Avionics & Controls segment gross margin was 37.8% and 39.6% for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. Segment gross profit was $73.7 million compared to $91.6 million in the prior-year period. About 85% of the net decrease in gross profit was due to decreased sales volumes of cockpit integrations for military aircraft. About 15% of the net decrease in gross profit was principally due to lower gross profit of control systems and interface technologies, which decreased about equally. The decrease in control systems was mainly due to the prior-year $4.4 million retroactive price settlement noted above and lower gross margin in the second fiscal quarter of 2012. The decrease in interface technologies gross profit was due to lower sales volumes and gross profit on input devices for casino gaming applications.

Avionics & Controls segment gross profit in the second fiscal quarter of 2012 was less than our expectations due to lower shipments for the T-6B military trainer resulting in $2 million of decreased gross profit. T-6B shipments were constrained due to the financial difficulties of Hawker Beechcraft. Communication systems gross profit was $3 million less than our expectations due to reduced demand and delayed orders for hearing protection devices.

Sensors & Systems segment gross margin was 37.3% and 34.7% for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. Segment gross profit was $68.9 million compared to $29.5 million in the prior-year period. The increase in gross profit mainly reflected incremental gross profit from the Souriau acquisition of $33 million. Additionally, the increased segment gross profit reflected strong demand for advanced sensors and power systems.

Advanced Materials segment gross margin was 33.6% compared to 33.5% for the prior-year period. Segment gross profit was $42.0 million compared to $39.8 million in the prior-year period. The increase in segment gross profit was principally due to higher sales volumes of elastomer materials and insulation materials primarily for commercial aviation applications, partially offset by decreased gross profit for defense technologies due to lower demand for combustible ordnance and U.K. manufactured flare countermeasures due to delayed orders.

Selling, general and administrative expenses (which include corporate expenses) totaled $99.0 million, or 19.6% of sales, and $72.4 million, or 16.6% of sales, for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. The increase in selling, general and administrative expense principally reflected incremental selling, general and administrative expenses from the Souriau acquisition.

Research, development and engineering spending was $29.5 million, or 5.9% of sales, for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 compared with $21.3 million, or 4.9% of sales, for the second fiscal quarter of 2011. The increase in research, development and engineering spending principally reflects higher spending on control systems and communication systems of $5 million, and incremental spending as a result of the Souriau acquisition of $3 million. Fiscal 2012 research, development and engineering spending is expected to be approximately 5.5% to 6.0% of sales.

Segment earnings (operating earnings excluding corporate expenses and other income or expense) for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 totaled $69.1 million, or 13.7% of sales, compared with $79.5 million, or 18.3% of sales, for the second fiscal quarter in 2011.

 

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Avionics & Controls segment earnings were $18.3 million, or 9.4% of sales, in the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and $44.9 million, or 19.4% of sales, in the second fiscal quarter of 2011, mainly reflecting a $16 million decrease in avionics systems and an $8 million decrease in control systems. Avionics systems earnings were impacted by decreased gross profit and a $2.3 million bad debt expense related to the Hawker Beechcraft bankruptcy filing. Control systems earnings were impacted by decreased gross profit and $4 million in increased research, development and engineering expense, and $0.5 million in bad debt expense related to the Hawker Beechcraft bankruptcy filing. The prior-year period benefited from a $1.1 million recovery of non-recurring engineering upon settlement with the customer. Segment earnings were also impacted by decreased gross profit on lower sales of hearing protection devices and generally higher research, development and engineering expense.

Sensors & Systems segment earnings were $24.7 million, or 13.4% of sales, for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 compared with $11.6 million, or 13.6% of sales, for the second fiscal quarter of 2011, principally reflecting $10 million in incremental earnings from the Souriau acquisition in July 2011. Souriau’s earnings exceeded our expectations and reflected strong sales and earnings from commercial aviation and industrial operations.

Advanced Materials segment earnings were $26.1 million, or 20.9% of sales, for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 compared with $23.0 million, or 19.4% of sales, for the second fiscal quarter of 2011, primarily reflecting a $6 million increase in engineered materials, partially offset by a decrease in defense technologies. The increase in engineered materials was due to increased gross profit on higher sales of elastomer and insulation material. The decrease in defense technologies reflected lower gross profit from sales of combustible ordnance and U.K. manufactured countermeasures.

Prior to our March 2007 acquisition of CMC, CMC was involved in a transaction in which CMC shareholders had a limited amount of time in which to tender their shares in exchange for cash. In May 2008, after the prescribed time period had expired, CAD $11.8 million remained unclaimed. As a result, the paying agent returned the unclaimed amount to CMC in accordance with Canadian law. In December 2008, CMC’s former parent company instituted a legal action against the paying agent, alleging negligence and breached contract terms by returning the funds to CMC. The plaintiff lost at trial and appealed. In the second quarter of fiscal 2012, CMC received notice that the plaintiff abandoned its appeal. In addition, CMC and the paying agent settled all remaining issues. Management concluded that all contingencies relating to this matter were resolved, and accordingly, the Company recorded a gain of approximately CAD $11.8 million or $11.9 million, or $9.5 million after tax, in the second fiscal quarter of 2012.

Interest expense for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 was $11.5 million compared with $9.0 million for the second fiscal quarter of 2011, reflecting higher borrowings as a result of the Souriau acquisition.

The income tax rate was 19.7% compared with 20.5% for the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. In the second fiscal quarter of 2012, we recognized $0.3 million of discrete tax expense associated with the accrual of interest on tax reserves. In the second fiscal quarter of 2011, we recognized $1.9 million of discrete tax benefits principally due to the release of a valuation allowance related to a net operating loss of an acquired subsidiary. The fiscal 2012 income tax rate before discrete items is 19.3% compared to 23.9% for fiscal 2011. The decrease in the income tax rate before discrete items was due to the tax benefits associated with the holding company structure of the Souriau acquisition. The income tax rate differed from the statutory rate in the second fiscal quarter of 2012 and 2011, as both years benefited from various tax credits and certain foreign interest expense deductions.

To the extent that sales are transacted in a currency other than the functional currency of the operating unit, we are subject to foreign currency fluctuation risk.

We use forward contracts to hedge our foreign currency exchange risk. To the extent that these contracts qualify as hedges under U.S. GAAP, the amount of gain or loss is deferred in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (AOCI) until the related sale occurs. Also, we are subject to foreign currency gains or losses from embedded derivatives on backlog denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of our operating companies or its customers. Gains and losses on forward contracts, embedded derivatives, and revaluation of assets and liabilities denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of the Company for the three month periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011, are as follows:

 

(In thousands)   Three Months Ended  
          April 27,      
2012
          April 29,      
2011
 

Forward foreign currency contracts – gain

  $         1,055      $         2,434   

Forward foreign currency contracts – reclassified from AOCI

    560        3,065   

Embedded derivatives – gain (loss)

    249        (1,350

Revaluation of monetary assets/liabilities – (loss)

    (70     (3,695
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

  $ 1,794      $ 454   
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Six Month Period Ended April 27, 2012, Compared with Six Month Period Ended April 29, 2011

Sales for the first six months increased 21.0% over the prior-year period. Sales by segment were as follows:

(In thousands)

     Incr./(Decr.)    Six Months Ended  
     from prior
    year period     
       April 27,    
2012
         April 29,    
2011
 

Avionics & Controls

     (11.7)%    $ 374,597       $ 423,999   

Sensors & Systems

   119.7%      356,355         162,236   

Advanced Materials

     11.3%      244,761         219,841   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Net Sales

      $             975,713       $             806,076   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

The 11.7% decrease in sales of Avionics & Controls reflected decreased sales volumes of avionics systems of $45 million. The $45 million decrease in avionics systems was principally due to lower cockpit integration sales volumes for the T-6B military trainer and retrofits of military transport aircraft. The decrease in segment sales also reflected an $11.0 million decrease in sales of hearing protection headsets due to reduced demand and order delays, which was substantially offset by strong sales of communication intercept receivers for signal intelligence applications. Additionally, interface technologies sales decreased due to lower demand for input systems for casino gaming applications.

The 119.7% increase in sales of Sensors & Systems principally reflected incremental sales from the Souriau acquisition of $170 million and increased sales volume of advanced sensors and power systems of $24 million. About one third of the increase in advanced sensors and power systems sales reflected higher OEM sales of temperature and pressure sensors and strong aftermarket demand. The increase in power systems reflected higher demand for commercial aviation products. Sales in the first six months of fiscal 2012 reflected a weaker euro relative to the U.S. dollar compared to the prior-year period. The average exchange rate from the euro to the U.S. dollar decreased from 1.37 in the first six months of fiscal 2011 to 1.33 in the first half of fiscal 2012.

The 11.3% increase in sales of Advanced Materials principally reflected increased sales volumes of engineered materials of $33 million, partially offset by decreased sales volumes of defense technologies of $9 million. The $33 million increase in engineered materials primarily reflected strong demand for elastomer and insulation materials for commercial aviation products. The $9 million decrease in defense technologies principally reflected a decrease in sales of non-U.S. countermeasure flares due to reduced demand and order delays.

Overall, gross margin as a percentage of sales was 35.1% and 36.4% for the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, respectively. Gross profit was $342.6 million and $293.1 million for the first six months of fiscal of 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Avionics & Controls segment gross margin was 38.3% and 39.2% for the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, respectively. Segment gross profit was $143.4 million compared to $166.2 million in the prior-year period. The decrease in gross profit was mainly due to lower sales volumes of cockpit integrations for the T-6B military trainer and retrofits of military aircraft. A $2 million increase in communication systems gross profit reflected increased gross profit from strong sales of communication intercept receivers for signal intelligence applications, partially offset by a $6 million decrease in gross profit from sales of hearing protection devices.

 

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Sensors & Systems segment gross margin was 33.0% and 35.1% for the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, respectively. Segment gross profit was $117.7 million compared to $56.9 million in the prior-year period. Approximately 5% of the increase in gross profit reflected strong demand for advanced sensors for the aftermarket, as well as increased OEM requirements. Approximately 80% of the increase in gross profit was due to incremental gross profit from the Souriau acquisition. Souriau’s gross profit was impacted by a $12.0 million charge in the first fiscal quarter of 2012 due to recording Souriau’s acquired inventory at its fair value. Approximately 15% of the increase in gross profit reflected higher sales volumes of power systems.

Advanced Materials segment gross margin was 33.3% for the first six months of fiscal 2012 compared to 31.8% for the same period one year ago. Segment gross profit was $81.5 million compared to $69.9 million in the prior-year period. The increase in gross profit was principally due to higher sales of elastomer materials and insulation materials primarily for commercial aviation applications. Gross profit on defense technologies decreased $3 million, principally reflecting decreased gross profit and margin on combustible ordnance due to sales mix as well as lower gross profit on non-U.S. flare countermeasures reflecting decreased demand and delayed shipments.

Selling, general and administrative expenses (which include corporate expenses) totaled $193.6 million, or 19.8% of sales, and $138.5 million, or 17.2% of sales, for the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, respectively. The increase in selling, general and administrative expense principally reflected a $42.9 million increase in selling, general and administrative expense at our Sensors & Systems segment. Corporate expense increased nominally due to a loss on a foreign currency hedge on an intercompany loan. The increase in selling, general and administrative expense at our Sensors & Systems segment mainly reflects incremental selling, general and administrative expense from the Souriau acquisition.

Research, development and engineering spending was $55.9 million, or 5.7% of sales, for the first six months of fiscal 2012 compared with $40.9 million, or 5.1% of sales, for the first six months of fiscal 2011. The increase in research, development and engineering spending principally reflects expense on control systems, communication systems, and incremental expense as a result of the Souriau acquisition of $6 million. Fiscal 2012 research, development and engineering spending is expected to be approximately 5.5% to 6.0% of sales.

Total segment earnings (operating earnings excluding corporate expenses and other income or expense) for the first six months of fiscal 2012 totaled $119.1 million, or 12.2% of sales, compared with $136.7 million, or 17.0% of sales, for the first six months in fiscal 2011.

Avionics & Controls segment earnings were $38.3 million, or 10.2% of sales, in the first six months of fiscal 2012 and $75.9 million, or 17.9% of sales, in the first six months of fiscal 2011, mainly reflecting a $24 million decrease in avionics systems and an $8 million decrease in control systems. Avionics systems earnings were impacted by decreased gross profit and the $2.3 million bad debt expense due to the bankruptcy of Hawker Beechcraft. Control systems earnings were impacted by decreased gross profit, $5 million in increased research, development and engineering expense, and $0.5 million in bad debt expense related to the Hawker Beechcraft bankruptcy filing. The prior-year period benefited from a $1.1 million recovery of non-recurring engineering upon settlement with the customer.

Sensors & Systems segment earnings were $31.5 million, or 8.8% of sales, for the first six months of fiscal 2012 compared with $22.6 million, or 13.9% of sales, for the first six months of fiscal 2011, reflecting $4 million in incremental earnings from the Souriau acquisition, a $2 million increase in advanced sensors and a $3 million increase in power systems. Both advanced sensors and power systems benefited from increased gross profit. Power systems earnings were also impacted by higher non-recurring engineering expenses related to the A400M program.

Advanced Materials segment earnings were $49.2 million, or 20.1% of sales, for the first six months of fiscal 2012 compared with $38.2 million, or 17.4% of sales, for the first six months of fiscal 2011, primarily reflecting increased gross profit on higher sales of elastomer and insulation materials.

Interest expense for the first six months of fiscal 2012 was $23.0 million compared with $18.1 million for the first six months of fiscal 2011, reflecting higher borrowings as a result of the Souriau acquisition.

 

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The income tax rate was 16.7% compared with 20.4% for the first six months of 2012 and 2011, respectively. In the first six months of 2012, we recognized a $2.3 million discrete tax benefit due to a change in French tax laws associated with the holding company structure and the financing of the Souriau acquisition. In the first six months of 2011, we recognized $3.3 million of discrete tax benefits due to the retroactive extension of the U.S. federal research and experimentation tax credits and the release of a valuation allowance related to a net operating loss of an acquired subsidiary. The fiscal 2012 income tax rate before discrete items is 18.9% compared to 23.9% for fiscal 2011. The decrease in the income tax rate before discrete items was due to the tax benefits associated with the holding company structure of the Souriau acquisition. The income tax rate differed from the statutory rate in the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, as both years benefited from various tax credits and certain foreign interest expense deductions.

To the extent that sales are transacted in a currency other than the functional currency of the operating unit, we are subject to foreign currency fluctuation risk. We use forward contracts to hedge our foreign currency exchange risk. To the extent that these contracts qualify as hedges under U.S. GAAP, the amount of gain or loss is deferred in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (AOCI) until the related sale occurs. Also, we are subject to foreign currency gains or losses from embedded derivatives on backlog denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of our operating companies or its customers. Gains and losses on forward contracts, embedded derivatives, and revaluation of assets and liabilities denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of the Company for the six month periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011, are as follows:

 

(In thousands)       Six Months Ended  
              April 27,      
2012
          April 29,      
2011
 

Forward foreign currency contracts – gain (loss)

  $ (2,854   $         2,785   

Forward foreign currency contracts – reclassified from AOCI

    361        5,713   

Embedded derivatives – gain (loss)

      67        (1,143

Revaluation of monetary assets/liabilities – gain (loss)

    3,649        (4,534
   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

    $ 1,223      $ 2,821   
   

 

 

   

 

 

 

New orders for the first six months of fiscal 2012 were $1.0 billion compared with $862.1 million for the same period in 2011. Backlog was $1.3 billion at April 27, 2012, compared to $1.2 billion at April 29, 2011, and $1.3 billion at October 28, 2011.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash and cash equivalents at April 27, 2012, totaled $191.1 million, an increase of $6.1 million from October 28, 2011. Net working capital increased to $653.3 million at April 27, 2012, from $621.0 million at October 28, 2011. Sources and uses of cash flows from operating activities principally consist of cash received from the sale of products and cash payments for material, labor and operating expenses. Cash flows provided by operating activities were $85.3 million and $89.4 million in the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, respectively, reflecting decreased income from continuing operations, decreased cash receipts, and increased payments for income tax and interest, partially offset by decreased payments for inventory.

Cash flows used by investing activities were $25.6 million and $142.5 million in the first six months of fiscal 2012 and 2011, respectively. Cash flows used by investing activities in the first six months of fiscal 2012 primarily reflected cash paid for capital expenditures. Cash flows used by investing activities in the first six months of fiscal 2011 primarily reflected cash paid for acquisitions of $103.5 million and capital expenditures of $26.3 million.

 

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Cash flows used by financing activities were $50.4 million in the first six months of fiscal 2012 and cash flows provided by financing activities were $6.6 million in the first six months of fiscal 2011. Cash flows used by financing activities in the first six months of fiscal 2012 primarily reflected repayment of long-term debt and credit facilities for $68.2 million. Cash flows provided by financing activities in the first six months of fiscal 2011 primarily reflected proceeds from our new credit facility of $110.0 million and repayment of our U.S. Term Loan for $120.3 million.

Capital expenditures, consisting of machinery, equipment and computers, are anticipated to be approximately $65 million during fiscal 2012, compared to $49.5 million expended in fiscal 2011.

Total debt at April 27, 2012, was $974.1 million and consisted of $178.5 million of Senior Notes due in 2017, $250.0 million of Senior Notes due in 2020, $148.3 million (€111.9 million) of the Euro Term Loan, $300.0 million in borrowings under our secured credit facility, $44.2 million under capital lease obligations and $53.1 million under our various foreign currency debt agreements and other debt agreements.

We believe cash on hand and funds generated from operations are adequate to service operating cash requirements and capital expenditures through the next twelve months.

Forward-Looking Statements

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. In some cases you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “should” or “will” or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the risk factors set forth in “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 28, 2011, that may cause our or the industry’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included or incorporated by reference into this report are made only as of the date hereof. We do not undertake and specifically decline any obligation to update any such statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any such statements to reflect future events or developments.

Item 3.            Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

There have been no significant changes in our exposure to market risk during the first six months of fiscal 2012. A discussion of our exposure to market risk is provided in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 28, 2011.

Item 4.            Controls and Procedures

Our principal executive and financial officers evaluated our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of April 27, 2012. Based upon that evaluation, they concluded as of April 27, 2012, that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information we are required to disclose in the reports that we file under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms. In addition, our principal executive and financial officers concluded as of April 27, 2012, that our disclosure controls and procedures are also effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including to our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

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During the time period covered by this report, there were no significant changes in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.            Legal Proceedings

From time to time we are involved in legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business. We believe that adequate reserves for these liabilities have been made and that there is no litigation pending that could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.

 

Item 6.               Exhibits       
  11          Schedule setting forth computation of basic and diluted earnings per common share for the three and six month periods ended April 27, 2012, and April 29, 2011.
  31.1      Certification of Chief Executive Officer.
  31.2      Certification of Chief Financial Officer.
  32.1      Certification (of R. Bradley Lawrence) pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  32.2      Certification (of Robert D. George) pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
       101.INS      XBRL Instance Document
       101.SCH      XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema
       101.CAL      XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
       101.DEF      XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
       101.LAB      XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase
       101.PRE      XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase

 

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SIGNATURES

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

 

    ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION  
   

    (Registrant)

 

Dated:  June 1, 2012

    By:      

/s/ Robert D. George

 
      Robert D. George  
      Vice President, Chief Financial Officer,  
      Corporate Development and Secretary