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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
_______________________________
FORM 10-Q
_______________________________
(Mark One)
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012
Or
o
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: 001-15401
_______________________________
ENERGIZER HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
_______________________________
Missouri
43-1863181
(State or other jurisdiction of
(I. R. S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
Identification No.)
 
533 Maryville University Drive
 
St. Louis, Missouri
63141
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
 
(314) 985-2000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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 o

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

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
x
 
Accelerated filer
o
 
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
o
 
Smaller reporting company
o
 
 
 
 
 
(Do not check if 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 o No x

Indicate the number of shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. common stock, $.01 par value, outstanding as of the close of business on March 30, 2012: 65,387,488.

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INDEX
 
Page
PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
Item 1. Financial Statements
 
 
 
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Earnings and Comprehensive Income (Condensed) for the Quarter and Six Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011
 
 
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets (Condensed) as of March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011
 
 
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Condensed) for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011
              
 
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements
 
 
Items 2 and 3. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
 
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
 
 
PART II — OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
 
 
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
 
 
Item 6. Exhibits
 
 
SIGNATURES
 
 
EXHIBIT INDEX


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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements.

ENERGIZER HOLDINGS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Condensed)
(In millions, except per share data - Unaudited)  
 
Quarter Ended March 31,
 
Six Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Net sales
$
1,101.8

 
$
1,035.3

 
$
2,299.9

 
$
2,212.4

Cost of products sold
584.6

 
564.2

 
1,218.2

 
1,185.7

Gross profit
517.2

 
471.1

 
1,081.7

 
1,026.7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expense
232.2

 
216.8

 
446.3

 
423.5

Advertising and promotion expense
111.7

 
100.3

 
208.1

 
229.0

Research and development expense
27.7

 
26.3

 
53.3

 
49.7

Household Products restructuring
1.5

 
36.7

 
(7.7
)
 
38.6

Interest expense
30.2

 
29.1

 
60.1

 
58.3

Other financing items, net
0.9

 
0.9

 
0.2

 
4.1

Earnings before income taxes
113.0

 
61.0

 
321.4

 
223.5

Income tax provision
35.1

 
21.9

 
99.7

 
74.0

Net earnings
$
77.9

 
$
39.1

 
$
221.7

 
$
149.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per share
$
1.19

 
$
0.56

 
$
3.37

 
$
2.13

Diluted earnings per share
$
1.17

 
$
0.55

 
$
3.33

 
$
2.11

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
77.9

 
$
39.1

 
$
221.7

 
$
149.5

Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
34.3

 
44.5

 
8.7

 
39.8

Pension/postretirement activity, net of tax of $0.2 and $0.9 for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2012, respectively, and $(0.3) and $(0.2) for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2011, respectively
0.8

 
(1.2
)
 
3.6

 
(1.8
)
Deferred gain/(loss) on hedging activity, net of tax of $1.7 and $2.0 for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2012, respectively, and $0.0 and $0.5 for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2011, respectively
1.5

 
(2.6
)
 
0.4

 
0.2

Total comprehensive income
$
114.5

 
$
79.8

 
$
234.4

 
$
187.7


See accompanying Notes to Condensed Financial Statements

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ENERGIZER HOLDINGS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Condensed)
(In millions - Unaudited)
 
Assets
March 31,
2012
 
September 30,
2011
Current assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
561.8

 
$
471.2

Trade receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of
$17.1 and $15.9, respectively
687.6

 
709.8

Inventories
686.4

 
653.4

Other current assets
457.8

 
426.3

Total current assets
2,393.6

 
2,260.7

Property, plant and equipment, net
863.6

 
885.4

Goodwill
1,475.0

 
1,475.3

Other intangible assets, net
1,868.9

 
1,878.2

Other assets
30.6

 
31.9

Total assets
$
6,631.7

 
$
6,531.5

 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
$
544.5

 
$
106.0

Notes payable
89.2

 
56.0

Accounts payable
287.2

 
289.6

Other current liabilities
523.3

 
575.8

Total current liabilities
1,444.2

 
1,027.4

Long-term debt
1,765.0

 
2,206.5

Other liabilities
1,204.5

 
1,196.3

Total liabilities
4,413.7

 
4,430.2

Shareholders' equity
 
 
 
Common stock
1.1

 
1.1

Additional paid-in capital
1,602.2

 
1,593.6

Retained earnings
2,834.3

 
2,613.0

Treasury stock
(2,051.6
)
 
(1,925.7
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(168.0
)
 
(180.7
)
Total shareholders' equity
2,218.0

 
2,101.3

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
6,631.7

 
$
6,531.5


See accompanying Notes to Condensed Financial Statements


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ENERGIZER HOLDINGS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Condensed)
(In millions - Unaudited)
 
 
Six Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
Cash Flow from Operations
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
221.7

 
$
149.5

Non-cash items included in income
113.0

 
120.5

Other, net
(12.4
)
 
(17.0
)
Operating cash flow before changes in working capital
322.3

 
253.0

Changes in current assets and liabilities used in operations, net of effects of business acquisition
(95.6
)
 
(147.1
)
Net cash from operations
226.7

 
105.9

 
 
 
 
Cash Flow from Investing Activities
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(51.5
)
 
(41.6
)
Acquisition, net of cash acquired

 
(267.1
)
Proceeds from sale of assets
19.0

 
5.4

Other, net
(3.4
)
 
(3.2
)
Net cash used by investing activities
(35.9
)
 
(306.5
)
 
 
 
 
Cash Flow from Financing Activities
 
 
 
Cash payments on debt with original maturities greater than 90 days
(3.0
)
 
(98.0
)
Net increase in debt with original maturities of 90 days or less
36.9

 
201.0

Common stock purchased
(135.9
)
 
(68.0
)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
1.8

 
4.6

Excess tax benefits from share-based payments
0.5

 
2.1

Net cash (used by)/from financing activities
(99.7
)
 
41.7

 
 
 
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
(0.5
)
 
7.2

 
 
 
 
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
90.6

 
(151.7
)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
471.2

 
629.7

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
561.8

 
$
478.0


See accompanying Notes to Condensed Financial Statements


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ENERGIZER HOLDINGS, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2012
(In millions, except per share data – Unaudited)
 
The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Article 10 of Regulation S-X and do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. The year-end condensed balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but do not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior year financial statements to conform to the current presentation. See Note 10 for further information. The Company has evaluated subsequent events and has determined that no disclosure is necessary. Operating results for any quarter are not necessarily indicative of the results for any other quarter or for the full year. These statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto for Energizer Holdings, Inc. (the Company) for the year ended September 30, 2011 included in the Form 10-K as supplemented by the Current Report filed on Form 8-K on December 15, 2011.
 

Note 1 – Segment note
Operations for the Company are managed via two segments - Personal Care (Wet Shave, Skin Care, Feminine Care and Infant Care) and Household Products (Battery and Lighting Products). On November 23, 2010, which was in the first quarter of fiscal 2011, we completed the acquisition of American Safety Razor (ASR). ASR is a leading global manufacturer of private label/value wet shaving razors and blades, and industrial and specialty blades and is part of the Company' s Personal Care segment. Segment performance is evaluated based on segment operating profit, exclusive of general corporate expenses, share-based compensation costs, costs associated with most restructuring, acquisition integration or business realignment activities and amortization of intangible assets. Financial items, such as interest income and expense, are managed on a global basis at the corporate level.
 
The Company's operating model includes a combination of stand-alone and combined business functions between the Personal Care and Household Products businesses, varying by country and region of the world. Shared functions include product warehousing and distribution, various transaction processing functions, and in some countries, a combined sales force and management. The Company applies a fully allocated cost basis, in which shared business functions are allocated between the businesses. Such allocations do not represent the costs of such services if performed on a stand-alone basis.

For the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2012, the Household Products restructuring activities generated pre-tax expense of $1.5 and pre-tax income of $7.7, respectively, with year to date pre-tax income driven by the gain on the sale of our former battery manufacturing facility in Switzerland, which was shut down in fiscal 2011. This gain was partially offset by $5.1 of additional restructuring costs in the six month period. For the three months and six months ended March 31, 2011, the Household Products restructuring activities generated pre-tax expense of $36.7 and $38.6, respectively.
 
The reduction in gross margin associated with the write-up and subsequent sale of inventory acquired in the acquisition of ASR, which was $4.3 and $7.0, pre-tax, for the prior year quarter and six months, respectively, is not reflected in the Personal Care segment, but rather presented as a separate line item below segment profit, as it is a non-recurring item directly associated with the ASR acquisition.

The presentation for inventory write-up, acquisition transaction and integration costs, and substantially all restructuring and realignment costs, reflects management’s view on how it evaluates segment performance.
 

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Segment sales and profitability for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, are presented below.
 

 
For the quarter ended March 31,
 
For the six months ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Net Sales
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Personal Care
$
651.5

 
$
610.4

 
$
1,215.9

 
$
1,119.0

Household Products
450.3

 
424.9

 
1,084.0

 
1,093.4

Total net sales
$
1,101.8

 
$
1,035.3

 
$
2,299.9

 
$
2,212.4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the quarter ended March 31,
 
For the six months ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Operating Profit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Personal Care
$
128.3

 
$
123.3

 
$
251.8

 
$
199.9

Household Products
69.1

 
52.2

 
217.9

 
215.5

Total operating profit
197.4

 
175.5

 
469.7

 
415.4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General corporate and other expenses
(43.6
)
 
(36.2
)
 
(80.3
)
 
(66.4
)
Household Products restructuring
(1.5
)
 
(36.7
)
 
7.7

 
(38.6
)
Acquisition inventory valuation

 
(4.3
)
 

 
(7.0
)
ASR integration/transaction costs
(2.4
)
 
(1.5
)
 
(3.9
)
 
(7.6
)
Amortization
(5.8
)
 
(5.8
)
 
(11.5
)
 
(9.9
)
Venezuela devaluation/other impacts

 
1.0

 

 
(1.3
)
Interest and other financing items
(31.1
)
 
(31.0
)
 
(60.3
)
 
(61.1
)
Total earnings before income taxes
$
113.0

 
$
61.0

 
$
321.4

 
$
223.5


Supplemental product information is presented below for revenues from external customers:
 
 
For the quarter ended March 31,
 
For the six months ended March 31,
Net Sales
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Wet Shave
$
424.6

 
$
383.8

 
$
844.9

 
$
748.5

Alkaline batteries
261.4

 
233.5

 
655.2

 
639.5

Other batteries and lighting products
188.9

 
191.4

 
428.8

 
453.9

Skin Care
134.6

 
128.9

 
191.3

 
181.4

Feminine Care
45.5

 
46.0

 
87.6

 
90.3

Infant Care
46.0

 
51.7

 
90.7

 
98.8

Other personal care products
0.8

 

 
1.4

 

Total net sales
$
1,101.8

 
$
1,035.3

 
$
2,299.9

 
$
2,212.4


In addition to Wet Shave products, ASR manufactures and sells industrial and specialty blades, which are included in our Personal Care segment within our Wet Shave product category. This is a relatively small product line, with annualized sales of less than $50 and comparatively lower operating margins. As discussed in previous disclosures, we continue to evaluate various strategic alternatives including a possible sale of this product line. However, a sale is highly uncertain at this time and we are continuing with efforts to integrate these products into our operating models.

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Note 2 – Household Products Restructuring
The Company continually reviews its Personal Care and Household Products business models to identify potential improvements and cost savings. On November 1, 2010, the Board of Directors (the Board) authorized a Household Products multi-year program designed to accelerate investments in both geographic and product growth opportunities, streamline our worldwide manufacturing operations and improve the efficiency of our administrative operations.

On March 7, 2011, the Company determined that, as part of its previously announced restructuring initiative, it would close its carbon zinc battery manufacturing facility in Cebu, Philippines and its alkaline battery manufacturing facility in La Chaux De Fonds (LCF), Switzerland. The carbon zinc and alkaline batteries previously supplied by the Cebu and LCF facilities are now produced in our remaining battery manufacturing facilities.

For the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2012, the Household Products restructuring activities generated pre-tax expense of $1.5 and pre-tax income of $7.7, respectively, with year to date pre-tax income driven by the gain on the sale of our former battery manufacturing facility in Switzerland, which was shut down in fiscal 2011. This gain was partially offset by $5.1 of additional restructuring costs in the six month period. For the three months and six months ended March 31, 2011, the Household Products restructuring activities generated pre-tax expense of $36.7 and $38.6, respectively. These costs, net of the gain on the sale of the former LCF property in fiscal 2012, are included as a separate line item on the Consolidated Statements of Earnings and Comprehensive Income (Condensed).

The following table summarizes the Household Products restructuring activities, exclusive of the gain on the sale of the LCF facility noted above, for the first six months of fiscal 2012.

 
 
 
 
Utilized
 
 
October 1, 2011
Charge to Income
Other/CTA
Cash
Non-Cash
March 31, 2012
Asset write-downs
$

$

$

$

$

$

Severance & Termination Related Costs
5.7

1.0


(5.6
)

1.1

Pension Settlement Cost

1.8


(1.8
)


Other Related Exit Costs/CTA
1.4

2.3

(0.8
)
(2.7
)

0.2

   Total
$
7.1

$
5.1

$
(0.8
)
$
(10.1
)
$

$
1.3


The Company estimates that total pre-tax charges of approximately $85, exclusive of the gain on the sale of the LCF facility, will be incurred as a result of the Household Products restructuring initiative. To date, we have recorded approximately $84 in costs, with the remaining charges to be recorded by the end of the fiscal year. Project to date savings have totaled approximately $23, with approximately $11 realized in fiscal 2011 and approximately $12 in the first six months of 2012.

Note 3 – Share-based payments
Total compensation costs charged against income for the Company’s share-based compensation arrangements were $12.7 and $23.2 for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2012, respectively, and $9.6 and $18.1 for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2011, respectively, and were recorded in selling, general and administrative expense (SG&A). The total income tax benefit recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings and Comprehensive Income (Condensed) for share-based compensation arrangements was $4.7 and $8.6 for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2012 , respectively, and $3.5 and $6.7 for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2011, respectively.
 
Restricted Stock Equivalents (RSE) - (In whole dollars and total shares)

In November 2011, the Company granted RSE awards to certain employees which included approximately 310,000 shares that in most cases vest ratably over four years or upon death, disability or change of control. At the same

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time, the Company granted two RSE awards to key executives. One grant includes approximately 130,700 shares and vests on the third anniversary of the date of grant or upon death, disability or change of control. The second grant includes approximately 305,000 shares which vests on the date that the Company publicly releases its earnings for its 2014 fiscal year contingent upon the Company’s compound annual growth rate for reported earnings per share (EPS CAGR) for the three year period ending on September 30, 2014. Under the terms of the award, 100% of the grant vests if an EPS CAGR of at least 12% is achieved, with smaller percentages vesting if the Company achieves an EPS CAGR between 5% and 12%. In addition, the terms of the performance awards provide that the awards vest upon death, disability and in some instances upon change of control. The total performance award expected to vest will be amortized over the vesting period. The closing stock price on the date of the grant used to determine the award fair value was $70.18.
 
Note 4 – Earnings per share
Basic earnings per share is based on the average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is based on the average number of shares used for the basic earnings per share calculation, adjusted for the dilutive effect of stock options and restricted stock equivalents.

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share for the quarters and six months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

(in millions, except per share data)
Quarter Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
March 31,
 
March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Numerator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earnings for basic and dilutive earnings per share
$
77.9

 
$
39.1

 
$
221.7

 
$
149.5

Denominator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares for basic earnings per share
65.4

 
70.1

 
65.8

 
70.3

Effect of dilutive securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options
0.2

 
0.2

 
0.2

 
0.2

Restricted stock equivalents
0.8

 
0.5

 
0.6

 
0.5

Total dilutive securities
1.0

 
0.7

 
0.8

 
0.7

Weighted-average shares for diluted earnings per share
66.4

 
70.8

 
66.6

 
71.0

Basic earnings per share
$
1.19

 
$
0.56

 
$
3.37

 
$
2.13

Diluted earnings per share
$
1.17

 
$
0.55

 
$
3.33

 
$
2.11


At March 31, 2012 and 2011, approximately 0.4 and 0.7 of the Company’s outstanding RSEs and stock options were not included in the diluted net earnings per share calculation, for each period, because to do so would have been anti-dilutive. In the event that potentially dilutive securities are anti-dilutive on net earnings per share (i.e., have the effect of increasing EPS because the exercise price is higher than the current share price), the impact of the potentially dilutive securities is not included in the computation.
 
Note 5 – Goodwill and intangibles, net
The following table sets forth goodwill by segment as of October 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.
 
 
Household
Products
 
Personal
Care
 
Total
Balance at October 1, 2011
$
36.9

 
$
1,438.4

 
$
1,475.3

Cumulative translation adjustment
0.3

 
(0.6
)
 
(0.3
)
Balance at March 31, 2012
$
37.2

 
$
1,437.8

 
$
1,475.0



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Total amortizable intangible assets other than goodwill at March 31, 2012 are as follows:
 
 
Gross
Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
To be amortized:
 
 
 
 
 
Tradenames / Brands
$
18.9

 
$
(11.0
)
 
$
7.9

Technology and patents
76.9

 
(44.3
)
 
32.6

Customer-related/Other
165.4

 
(41.4
)
 
124.0

Total amortizable intangible assets
$
261.2

 
$
(96.7
)
 
$
164.5


The carrying amount of indefinite-lived trademarks and tradenames, substantially all of which relate to the Personal Care segment, is $1,704.4 at March 31, 2012, a decrease of $0.8 from September 30, 2011 due to changes in foreign currency translation rates. Estimated amortization expense for amortizable intangible assets for the remainder of fiscal 2012 and the years ending September 30, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, is approximately $11.5, $20.9, $17.5, $15.2, $15.2 and $14.9, respectively, and $69.3 thereafter.

Goodwill and intangible assets deemed to have an indefinite life are not amortized, but reviewed annually for impairment of value or when indicators of a potential impairment are present.  The Company continuously monitors changing business conditions, which may indicate that the remaining useful life of goodwill and other intangible assets may warrant revision or carrying amounts may require adjustment.  As part of the fiscal 2011 testing, it was noted that the Playtex indefinite-lived intangible assets, exclusive of goodwill, represent more than 75% of total indefinite-lived intangible assets.  While no impairment was indicated during the 2011 testing, the fiscal 2011 indicated fair value for two trademarks, Playtex and Wet Ones, were relatively close to the carrying value at 114% of the carrying value (approximately $650) for the Playtex trademark and 107% of the carrying value (approximately $200) for the Wet Ones trademark.  As of March 31, 2012, there were no events or circumstances that were considered to be potential indicators of impairment for goodwill or the remaining indefinite-lived intangible assets. As in the past, we will conduct our annual testing for fiscal 2012 in our fourth fiscal quarter, in conjunction with the completion of our annual planning cycle. 

Note 6 – Pension plans and other postretirement benefits
The Company has several defined benefit pension plans covering substantially all of its employees in the United States (U.S.) and certain employees in other countries. The plans provide retirement benefits based on years of service and earnings.

The Company also sponsors or participates in a number of other non-U.S. pension arrangements, including various retirement and termination benefit plans, some of which are required by local law or coordinated with government-sponsored plans, which are not significant in the aggregate and, therefore, are not included in the information presented below.

The Company currently provides other postretirement benefits, consisting of health care and life insurance benefits for certain groups of retired employees. Certain retirees are eligible for a fixed subsidy, provided by the Company, toward their total cost of health care benefits. Retiree contributions for health care benefits are adjusted periodically to cover the entire increase in total plan costs. Cost trend rates no longer materially impact the Company’s future cost of the plan due to the fixed nature of the subsidy.
 

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The Company’s net periodic benefit cost for these plans is as follows:
 
 
Pension
 
Quarter ended March 31,
 
Six months ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Service cost
$
6.6

 
$
7.2

 
$
13.6

 
$
14.4

Interest cost
14.0

 
15.2

 
27.9

 
27.0

Expected return on plan assets
(15.8
)
 
(16.7
)
 
(31.5
)
 
(30.8
)
Amortization of prior service cost
(1.4
)
 
(1.4
)
 
(2.8
)
 
(2.8
)
Amortization of unrecognized net loss
5.1

 
3.6

 
10.2

 
7.3

Amortization of transition obligation

 
0.1

 

 
0.1

Settlement charge
0.9

 

 
1.8

 

Special termination costs

 
9.5

 

 
9.5

Net periodic benefit cost
$
9.4

 
$
17.5

 
$
19.2

 
$
24.7


 
Postretirement
 
Quarter ended March 31,
 
Six months ended March 31,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Service cost
$
0.1

 
$
0.2

 
$
0.3

 
$
0.3

Interest cost
0.6

 
0.7

 
1.2

 
1.3

Amortization of prior service cost
(0.6
)
 
(0.6
)
 
(1.3
)
 
(1.3
)
Amortization of unrecognized net gain
(0.5
)
 
(0.3
)
 
(1.0
)
 
(0.6
)
Net periodic benefit cost
$
(0.4
)
 
$

 
$
(0.8
)
 
$
(0.3
)

As a result of the Household Products restructuring, as discussed in Note 2, the Company recorded pension settlement charges related to the closure of the LCF facility for the three and six months ended March 31, 2012 of $0.9 and $1.8, respectively, to recognize a portion of the unrecognized losses previously included in accumulated other comprehensive loss on the consolidated balance sheet, resulting from the lump sum settlement of the portion of the pension liabilities paid. Additional pension settlement charges of approximately $0.2 are expected to be recognized during the remainder of fiscal 2012 resulting from similar lump sum settlements.

Note 7 – Debt
Notes payable at March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011 consisted of notes payable to financial institutions with original maturities of less than one year of $89.2 and $56.0, respectively, and had a weighted-average interest rate of 3.0% and 3.1%, respectively.
 
The detail of long-term debt for the dates indicated is as follows:
 
 
March 31,
2012
 
September 30,
2011
Private Placement, fixed interest rates ranging from 4.1% to 6.6%, due 2012 to 2017
$
1,265.0

 
$
1,265.0

Senior Notes, fixed interest rate of 4.7%, due 2021
600.0

 
600.0

Term Loan, variable interest at LIBOR + 63 basis points, or 0.9%, due December 2012
444.5

 
447.5

Total long-term debt, including current maturities
2,309.5

 
2,312.5

Less current portion
544.5

 
106.0

Total long-term debt
$
1,765.0

 
$
2,206.5


The Company’s total borrowings were $2,398.7 at March 31, 2012, including $533.7 tied to variable interest rates,

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of which interest on $300 is hedged via the interest rate swap discussed below. The Company maintains total committed debt facilities of $2,848.7. The Company entered into an Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement dated as of May 6, 2011 which currently provides for revolving credit loans and the issuance of letters of credit in an aggregate amount of up to $450. We have no outstanding borrowings under our revolving credit facility, of which $438.2 remained available as of March 31, 2012, as reduced by $11.8 of outstanding letters of credit.

We expect to refinance amounts outstanding under the term loan, with an outstanding balance of $444.5 at March 31, 2012 and maturing in December 2012, prior to maturity, but we can provide no assurances as to the timing, type, nature and cost of this refinancing. The term loan is now included in current liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets at March 31, 2012.
 
The Company is party to interest rate swap agreements with two major financial institutions that fixed the variable benchmark component (LIBOR) of the Company’s interest rate on $300 of the Company’s variable rate debt through December 2012 at an interest rate of 1.9%.
 
Under the terms of the Company’s credit agreements, the ratio of the Company’s indebtedness to its earnings before interest taxes depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), as defined in the agreements and detailed below, cannot be greater than 4.0 to 1, and may not remain above 3.5 to 1 for more than four consecutive quarters. If and so long as the ratio is above 3.5 to 1 for any period, the Company is required to pay additional interest expense for the period in which the ratio exceeds 3.5 to 1. The interest rate margin and certain fees vary depending on the indebtedness to EBITDA ratio. Under the Company’s private placement note agreements, EBITDA may not be greater than 4.0 to 1; if the ratio is above 3.5 to 1 for any quarter, the Company is required to pay additional interest on the private placement notes of 0.75% per annum for each quarter until the ratio is reduced to not more than 3.5 to 1. In addition, under the credit agreements, the ratio of its current year earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), as defined in the agreements, to total interest expense must exceed 3.0 to 1. The Company’s ratio of indebtedness to its EBITDA was 2.7 to 1, and the ratio of its EBIT to total interest expense was 4.9 to 1, for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012. These ratios were negatively impacted by a significant portion of the pre-tax charges associated with the Household Products restructuring activities in fiscal 2011 as such charges reduced EBITDA as defined in the agreements. In addition to the financial covenants described above, the credit agreements and the note purchase agreements contain customary representations and affirmative and negative covenants, including limitations on liens, sales of assets, subsidiary indebtedness, mergers and similar transactions, changes in the nature of the business of the Company and transactions with affiliates if the Company fails to comply with the financial covenants referred to above or with other requirements of the credit agreements or private placement note agreements, the lenders would have the right to accelerate the maturity of the debt. Acceleration under one of these facilities would trigger cross defaults on other borrowings.
 
Under the credit agreements, EBITDA is defined as net earnings, as adjusted to add-back interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, all of which are determined in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the credit agreement allows certain non-cash charges such as stock award amortization and asset write-offs or impairments to be “added-back” in determining EBITDA for purposes of the indebtedness ratio. However, unusual gains, such as those resulting from the sale of certain assets, would be excluded from the calculation of EBITDA. Severance and other cash charges incurred as a result of restructuring and realignment activities as well as expenses incurred in acquisition integration activities are included as reductions in EBITDA for calculation of the indebtedness ratio. In the event of an acquisition, EBITDA is calculated on a pro forma basis to include the trailing twelve-month EBITDA of the acquired company or brands. Total debt is calculated in accordance with GAAP, but excludes outstanding borrowings under the receivable securitization program. EBIT is calculated in a fashion identical to EBITDA except that depreciation and amortization are not “added-back”. Total interest expense is calculated in accordance with GAAP.
 
The counterparties to long-term committed borrowings consist of a number of major financial institutions. The Company consistently monitors positions with, and credit ratings of, counterparties both internally and by using outside ratings agencies.

On May 2, 2011, the Company amended and renewed, for a three year term, its existing receivables securitization program. Advances under this program, which may not exceed $200, are not considered debt for purposes of the Company’s debt compliance covenants. At March 31, 2012, there was $60.0 outstanding under this facility.

In May 2011, the Company issued $600 aggregate principal amount of senior, unsecured notes with interest paid semi-annually in May and November at an annual fixed interest rate of 4.7%. The senior notes mature in May

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2021. The senior notes are guaranteed by all of our existing and future subsidiaries that are guarantors under any of our credit agreements or other indebtedness, and such subsidiaries will remain guarantors of the senior notes for as long as they remain a guarantor on other indebtedness. The senior notes are redeemable at our option from time to time in accordance with the optional redemption provisions of the notes. In addition, upon the occurrence of a change in control, the holders of the senior notes have the right to require the Company to repurchase all or a portion of the senior notes at a specified redemption price. The senior notes also contain certain limitations regarding the merger, consolidation or sale of the Company's assets.
Aggregate maturities of long-term debt, including current maturities, at March 31, 2012 are as follows: $544.5 in one year, $125.0 in two years, $220.0 in three years, $220.0 in four years, $290.0 in five years and $910.0 thereafter. At this time, the Company intends to repay only scheduled debt maturities over the course of the next fiscal year with the intent to preserve committed liquidity, with the exception of the term loan, which matures in December 2012 as discussed above.

Note 8 – Treasury stock
Beginning in September 2000, the Company’s Board of Directors has approved a series of resolutions authorizing the repurchase of shares of Energizer common stock, with no commitments by the Company to repurchase such shares. On April 30, 2012, the Board of Directors approved the repurchase of up to ten million shares. This authorization replaces a prior stock repurchase authorization, which was approved in July 2006. The Company did not repurchase any shares of the Company's common stock, other than a small number of shares related to the net settlement of certain stock awards for tax withholding purposes, during the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Future share repurchases, if any, will be made in the open market, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise, in such amounts and at such times as the Company deems appropriate based upon prevailing market conditions, business needs and other factors.

Note 9 – Financial Instruments and Risk Management
In the ordinary course of business, the Company enters into contractual arrangements (derivatives) to reduce its exposure to foreign currency, interest rate and commodity price risks. The section below outlines the types of derivatives that existed at March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011 as well as the Company’s objectives and strategies for holding these derivative instruments.
 
Commodity Price Risk The Company uses raw materials that are subject to price volatility. At times, hedging instruments are used by the Company to reduce exposure to variability in cash flows associated with future purchases of zinc or other commodities. The fair market value of the Company's outstanding commodity hedging instruments included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss on the Consolidated Balance Sheets (Condensed) was an unrealized pre-tax loss of $1.5 and $6.2 at March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, respectively. Over the next twelve months, approximately $1.7 of the loss included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss is expected to be recognized in earnings. Contract maturities for these hedges extend into fiscal year 2013. There were 17 open commodity contracts at March 31, 2012 with a total notional value of approximately $38.
 
Foreign Currency Risk A significant portion of the Company’s product cost is more closely tied to the U.S. dollar than to the local currencies in which the product is sold. As such, a weakening of currencies relative to the U.S. dollar results in margin declines unless mitigated through pricing actions, which are not always available due to the competitive environment. Conversely, a strengthening in currencies relative to the U.S. dollar, and to the lesser extent, the Euro can improve margins. As a result, the Company has entered into a series of forward currency contracts to hedge the cash flow uncertainty of forecasted inventory purchases due to short term currency fluctuations. The Company’s primary foreign affiliates, which are exposed to U.S. dollar purchases, have the Euro, the Yen, the British pound, the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar as their local currencies. At March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, respectively, the Company had an unrealized pre-tax gain on these forward currency contracts accounted for as cash flow hedges of $0.6 and $3.3 included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss on the Consolidated Balance Sheets (Condensed). Assuming foreign exchange rates versus the U.S. dollar remain at March 31, 2012 levels, over the next twelve months, approximately $0.6 of the pre-tax gain included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss is expected to be included in earnings. Contract maturities for these hedges extend into fiscal year 2013. There were 63 open foreign currency contracts at March 31, 2012 with a total notional value of approximately $294.

Interest Rate Risk The Company has interest rate risk with respect to interest expense on variable rate debt. At March 31, 2012, the Company had $533.7 of variable rate debt outstanding. The Company is party to interest rate swap agreements with two major financial institutions that fixed the variable benchmark component (LIBOR) of the

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Company’s interest rate on $300 of the Company’s variable rate debt through December 2012. At March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, respectively, the Company had an unrealized pre-tax loss on these interest rate swap agreements of $3.1 and $4.7 included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss on the Consolidated Balance Sheets (Condensed). Over the next nine months the interest rate swap agreements will be fully settled and the total $3.1 pre-tax loss included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss is expected to be included in earnings.
 
Cash Flow Hedges The Company maintains a number of cash flow hedging programs, as discussed above, to reduce risks related to commodity, foreign currency and interest rate risk. Each of these derivative instruments have a high correlation to the underlying exposure being hedged and have been deemed highly effective for accounting purposes in offsetting the associated risk.
 
Derivatives not Designated in Hedging Relationships The Company holds a share option with a major financial institution to diminish the impact of changes in certain of the Company’s deferred compensation liabilities, which are tied to the Company’s common stock price. Period activity related to the share option is classified in the same category in the cash flow statement as the period activity associated with the Company’s deferred compensation liability, which is cash flow from operations.
 
In addition, the Company enters into foreign currency derivative contracts which are not designated as cash flow hedges for accounting purposes to hedge existing balance sheet exposures. Any losses on these contracts would be offset by exchange gains on the underlying exposures; thus, they are not subject to significant market risk.
 
The following table provides fair values as of March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, and the amounts of gains and losses on derivative instruments classified as cash flow hedges for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.


 
At March 31, 2012
 
For the Quarter Ended
March 31, 2012
 
For the Six Months Ended
March 31, 2012
Derivatives designated as Cash Flow Hedging Relationships
 
Fair Value, Asset (Liability) (1) (2)
 
Gain/(Loss) Recognized in OCI (3)
 
Gain/(Loss) Reclassified From OCI into Income(Effective Portion) (4) (5)
 
Gain/(Loss) Recognized in OCI (3)
 
Gain/(Loss) Reclassified From OCI into Income(Effective Portion) (4) (5)
Foreign currency contracts
 
$
0.6

 
$
(1.5
)
 
$
(0.4
)
 
$
(5.2
)
 
$
(2.5
)
Commodity contracts (6)
 
(1.5
)
 
2.7

 
(1.4
)
 
2.3

 
(1.2
)
Interest rate contracts
 
(3.1
)
 
0.2

 

 
1.6

 

Total
 
$
(4.0
)
 
$
1.4

 
$
(1.8
)
 
$
(1.3
)
 
$
(3.7
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At September 30, 2011
 
For the Quarter Ended
March 31, 2011
 
For the Six Months Ended
March 31, 2011
Derivatives designated as Cash Flow Hedging Relationships
 
Fair Value, Asset (Liability) (1) (2)
 
Gain/(Loss) Recognized in OCI (3)
 
Gain/(Loss) Reclassified From OCI into Income(Effective Portion) (4) (5)
 
Gain/(Loss) Recognized in OCI (3)
 
Gain/(Loss) Reclassified From OCI into Income(Effective Portion) (4) (5)
Foreign currency contracts
 
$
3.3

 
$
(6.1
)
 
$
(4.2
)
 
$
(12.4
)
 
$
(9.0
)
Commodity contracts
 
(6.2
)
 
(1.3
)
 
0.7

 
2.0

 
(0.1
)
Interest rate contracts
 
(4.7
)
 
1.3

 

 
2.0

 

Total
 
$
(7.6
)
 
$
(6.1
)
 
$
(3.5
)
 
$
(8.4
)
 
$
(9.1
)
(1)
All derivative assets are presented in other current assets or other assets.
(2)
All derivative liabilities are presented in other current liabilities or other liabilities.
(3)
OCI is defined as other comprehensive income.
(4)
Gain/(Loss) reclassified to Income was recorded as follows: Foreign currency contracts in other financing and commodity contracts in Cost of products sold.
(5)
Each of these derivative instruments has a high correlation to the underlying exposure being hedged and has been deemed highly effective in offsetting associated risk. The ineffective portion recognized in income was insignificant to the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2012.
(6)
At March 31, 2012, $1.1 of losses associated with the Company's commodity contracts were recorded in Accumulated OCI. The loss will be reclassified from Accumulated OCI into income as a result of inventory being sold.


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The following table provides fair values as of March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, and the amounts of gains and losses on derivative instruments not classified as cash flow hedges for the quarter and six months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
 
 
 
At March 31, 2012
 
For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012
 
For the Six Months Ended
March 31, 2012
Derivatives not designated as Cash Flow Hedging Relationships
 
Fair Value Asset (Liability)
 
Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income (1)
 
Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income (1)
Share option
 
$
2.0

 
$
(2.4
)
 
$
5.5

Foreign currency contracts
 
(0.8
)
 
1.1

 
0.2

Total
 
$
1.2

 
$
(1.3
)
 
$
5.7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At September 30, 2011
 
For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011
 
For the Six Months Ended March 31, 2011
Derivatives not designated as Cash Flow Hedging Relationships
 
Fair Value Asset (Liability)
 
Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income (1)
 
Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Income (1)
Share option
 
$
(3.4
)
 
$
(1.3
)
 
$
2.8

Foreign currency contracts
 
0.4

 
2.7

 
2.1

Total
 
$
(3.0
)
 
$
1.4

 
$
4.9

(1)
Gain/(Loss) recognized in Income was recorded as follows: Share option in Selling, general and administrative expense and foreign currency contracts in other financing.

Fair Value Hierarchy Accounting guidance on fair value measurements for certain financial assets and liabilities requires that assets and liabilities carried at fair value be classified in one of the following three categories:
 
Level 1: Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

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

Level 3: Unobservable inputs reflecting the reporting entity’s own assumptions or external inputs from inactive markets.
 
Under the fair value accounting guidance hierarchy, an entity is required to maximize the use of quoted market prices and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The following table sets forth the Company’s financial assets and liabilities, which are carried at fair value, as of March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011 that are measured on a recurring basis during the period, segregated by level within the fair value hierarchy:
 
 
Level 2
 
March 31,
2012
 
September 30,
2011
Assets/(Liabilities) at fair value:
 
 
 
Deferred Compensation
$
(154.9
)
 
$
(147.6
)
Derivatives - Foreign Exchange
(0.2
)
 
3.7

Derivatives - Commodity
(1.5
)
 
(6.2
)
Derivatives - Interest Rate Swap
(3.1
)
 
(4.7
)
Share Option
2.0

 
(3.4
)
Net Liabilities at fair value
$
(157.7
)
 
$
(158.2
)

At March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, the Company had no level 1 or level 3 financial assets or liabilities.
 
Effective January 1, 2012, the Company adopted a new accounting standards update (ASU) to fair value measurements. The new guidance results in a consistent definition of fair value and common requirements for measurement of and disclosure about fair value between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. These disclosures were applied on

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a prospective basis.

At March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, the fair market value of fixed rate long-term debt was $2,023.2 and $1,969.3, respectively, compared to its carrying value of $1,865.0 for both periods. The book value of the Company’s variable rate debt approximates fair value. The fair value of the long-term debt is estimated using yields obtained from independent pricing sources for similar types of borrowing arrangements. The fair value of fixed rate long-term debt has been determined based on level 2 inputs.
 
Due to the nature of cash and cash equivalents and short-term borrowings, including notes payable, carrying amounts on the balance sheets approximate fair value. The fair value of cash and cash equivalents has been determined based on level 2 inputs. The fair value of short-term borrowings has been determined based on level 2 inputs.
 
At March 31, 2012, the fair value of foreign currency, interest rate swap and commodity contracts is the amount that the Company would receive or pay to terminate the contracts, considering first, quoted market prices of comparable agreements, or in the absence of quoted market prices, such factors as interest rates, currency exchange rates and remaining maturities. The fair value of the deferred compensation liability is determined based upon the quoted market prices of the Energizer Common Stock Unit Fund as well as other investment options that are offered under the plan.
 
Venezuela Currency Risk The Company has investments in a Venezuelan affiliate. Venezuela is considered highly inflationary under GAAP as of January 1, 2010. In addition, the conversion of local monetary assets to U.S. dollars is restricted by the Venezuelan government. We continue to monitor this situation including the impact such restrictions may have on our future business operations. At this time, we are unable to predict with any degree of certainty how recent and future developments in Venezuela will affect our Venezuela operations, if at all. At March 31, 2012, the Company had approximately $39 in net monetary assets in Venezuela. Due to the level of uncertainty in Venezuela, we cannot predict the exchange rate that will ultimately be used to convert our local currency net monetary assets to U.S. dollars in the future.



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Note 10 – Supplemental Financial Statement Information
 
March 31,
2012
September 30,
2011
Inventories
 
 
Raw materials and supplies
$
90.6

$
95.5

Work in process
151.6

139.9

Finished products
444.2

418.0

Total inventories
$
686.4

$
653.4

Other Current Assets
 
 
Miscellaneous receivables
$
72.0

$
58.6

Deferred income tax benefits
194.1

189.2

Prepaid expenses
116.8

84.3

Value added tax collectible from customers
51.1

51.9

Other
23.8

42.3

Total other current assets
$
457.8

$
426.3

Property, Plant and Equipment
 
 
Land
$
39.4

$
39.4

Buildings
274.9

297.4

Machinery and equipment
1,743.0

1,719.8

Construction in progress
80.2

71.7

Total gross property
2,137.5

2,128.3

Accumulated depreciation
(1,273.9
)
(1,242.9
)
Total net property, plant and equipment, net
$
863.6

$
885.4

Other Current Liabilities
 
 
Accrued advertising, promotion and allowances
$
183.0

$
184.1

Accrued salaries, vacations and incentive compensation
86.3

110.4

Returns reserve
24.5

48.5

Other
229.5

232.8

Total other current liabilities
$
523.3

$
575.8

Other Liabilities
 
 
Pensions and other retirement benefits
$
490.7

$
497.2

Deferred compensation
159.3

151.7

Deferred income tax liabilities
467.3

453.8

Other non-current liabilities
87.2

93.6

Total other liabilities
$
1,204.5

$
1,196.3


The Company has made two reclassifications for financial reporting purposes that impact the balance sheets only. They are as follows:
In many of the Company's foreign affiliates, a value-added tax (VAT) is included on the invoice to the customer. The VAT is not included as part of the Company's revenue because the Company is simply collecting the required taxes related to the sale of its goods to a third party and passing that tax collection to the proper tax authorities. Historically, the Company has reported this VAT component as part of trade receivables. We have reclassified this outstanding VAT amount from trade receivables to other current assets. The amount of the reclassification at March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011 was $51.1 and $51.9, accordingly.

The Company engages in a variety of trade promotional activities with its customers to promote its brands. The cost of these programs have historically been accounted for as a reduction of net sales in accordance with GAAP, with an offsetting establishment of an accrued liability. A large portion of these liabilities are

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paid via a customer deduction from amounts owed to the Company for invoiced sales as the customer exercises a right of offset against trade receivables to recoup payment for trade promotion allowances. While practice may vary depending on the type and nature of the trade promotional activities, we believe reduction of trade receivables to reflect this estimated right of offset is common in the industry and appropriate to reflect on the reported balance sheet. The amounts reclassified to reflect this presentation change were $144.6 and $131.9 at March 31, 2012 and September 30, 2011, respectively.

The Company believes the balance sheet presentation after the reclassifications described above is more appropriate than the prior presentation and is more consistent with the presentation followed in the consumer products industry.

Note 11 – Recently issued accounting pronouncements
No new accounting pronouncements issued during the quarter are expected to have a material impact on the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Note 12 – Legal Proceedings/Contingencies
The Company and its subsidiaries are parties to a number of legal proceedings in various jurisdictions arising out of the operations of the Company’s businesses. Many of these legal matters are in preliminary stages and involve complex issues of law and fact, and may proceed for protracted periods of time. The amount of liability, if any, from these proceedings cannot be determined with certainty. However, based upon present information, the Company believes that its liability, if any, arising from pending legal proceedings, asserted legal claims and known potential legal claims which are likely to be asserted, are not reasonably likely to be material to the Company’s financial position, results of operations, or cash flows, taking into account established accruals for estimated liabilities.

Note 13 – Guarantor and Non-Guarantor Financial Information - (Unaudited)

On May 19, 2011, the Company issued a total of $600.0 of 4.7% Senior Notes (the “Notes”) due in May 2021 with interest payable semi-annually beginning November 2011. The Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a joint and several basis by the Company's existing and future direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries that are guarantors of any of the Company's credit agreements or other indebtedness for borrowed money (the “Guarantors”). The Guarantors are wholly-owned either directly or indirectly by the Company and jointly and severally guarantee the Company's obligations under the Notes and substantially all of the Company's other outstanding indebtedness. The Company's subsidiaries organized outside of the U.S. and certain domestic subsidiaries (collectively, the “Non-Guarantors”) do not guarantee the Notes. The subsidiary guarantee with respect to the Notes is subject to release upon sale of all of the capital stock of the Subsidiary Guarantor; if the guarantee under our credit agreements and other indebtedness for borrowed money is released or discharged (other than due to payment under such guarantee); or when the requirements for legal defeasance are satisfied or the obligations are discharged in accordance with the indenture.

Set forth below are the condensed consolidating financial statements presenting the results of operations, financial position and cash flows of the Parent Company (Energizer Holdings, Inc.), the Guarantors on a combined basis, the Non-Guarantors on a combined basis and eliminations necessary to arrive at the information for the Company as reported, on a consolidated basis. Eliminations represent adjustments to eliminate investments in subsidiaries and intercompany balances and transactions between or among the Parent Company, the Guarantor and the Non-Guarantor subsidiaries.


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 Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Condensed)
 
For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2012
 
 Parent Company
 Guarantors
 Non-Guarantors
 Eliminations
 Total
 Net Sales
$

$
676.1

$
578.2

$
(152.5
)
$
1,101.8

 Cost of products sold

404.6

327.3

(147.3
)
584.6

 Gross Profit

271.5

250.9

(5.2
)
517.2

 




 
 Selling, general and administrative expense

120.8

111.4


232.2

 Advertising and promotion expense

58.6

53.7

(0.6
)
111.7

 Research and development expense

27.7



27.7

 Household Products restructuring

0.1

1.4


1.5

 Interest expense
28.8

0.1

1.3


30.2

 Intercompany interest (income)/expense
(28.3
)
28.1

0.2



 Other financing (income)/expense

(0.7
)
1.6


0.9

 Intercompany dividends/service fees

(19.1
)
(2.3
)
21.4


 Equity in earnings of subsidiaries
(78.8
)
(56.6
)

135.4


 Earnings before income taxes
78.3

112.5

83.6

(161.4
)
113.0

 Income taxes
0.4

13.0

18.5

3.2

35.1

 Net earnings
$
77.9

$
99.5

$
65.1

$
(164.6
)
$
77.9



 
 Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Condensed)
 
For Six Months Ended March 31, 2012
 
 Parent Company
 Guarantors
 Non-Guarantors
 Eliminations
 Total
 Net Sales
$

$
1,380.3

$
1,231.7

$
(312.1
)
$
2,299.9

 Cost of products sold

820.1

703.5

(305.4
)
1,218.2

 Gross Profit

560.2

528.2

(6.7
)
1,081.7

 




 
 Selling, general and administrative expense

224.1

222.2


446.3

 Advertising and promotion expense

100.9

107.8

(0.6
)
208.1

 Research and development expense

53.2

0.1


53.3

 Household Products restructuring

0.3

(8.0
)

(7.7
)
 Interest expense
57.6


2.5


60.1

 Intercompany interest (income)/expense
(56.5
)
56.1

0.4



 Other financing expense/(income)

0.3

(0.1
)

0.2

 Intercompany dividends/service fees

(23.2
)
(5.8
)
29.0


 Equity in earnings of subsidiaries
(224.2
)
(146.6
)

370.8


 Earnings before income taxes
223.1

295.1

209.1

(405.9
)
321.4

 Income taxes
1.4

48.7

46.5

3.1

99.7

 Net earnings
$
221.7

$
246.4

$
162.6

$
(409.0
)
$
221.7



19



 
 Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Condensed)
 
For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011
 
 Parent Company
 Guarantors
 Non-Guarantors
 Eliminations
 Total
 Net Sales
$

$
605.3

$
574.0

$
(144.0
)
$
1,035.3

 Cost of products sold

368.5

336.6

(140.9
)
564.2

 Gross Profit

236.8

237.4

(3.1
)
471.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Selling, general and administrative expense

111.4

105.4


216.8

 Advertising and promotion expense

50.3

50.6

(0.6
)
100.3

 Research and development expense

26.3



26.3

 Household Products restructuring

0.6

36.1


36.7

 Interest expense/(income)
27.9


1.2


29.1

 Intercompany interest (income)/expense
(27.5
)
26.6

0.9



 Other financing (income)/expense

(1.9
)
2.8


0.9

 Intercompany dividends/service fees

(13.7
)
(1.2
)
14.9


 Equity in earnings of subsidiaries
(40.1
)
(28.4
)

68.5


 Earnings before income taxes
39.7

65.6

41.6

(85.9
)
61.0

 Income taxes
0.6

13.0

8.0

0.3

21.9

 Net earnings
$
39.1

$
52.6

$
33.6

$
(86.2
)
$
39.1


 
 Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Condensed)
 
For the Six Months Ended March 31, 2011
 
 Parent Company
 Guarantors
 Non-Guarantors
 Eliminations
 Total
 Net Sales
$

$
1,277.6

$
1,205.0

$
(270.2
)
$
2,212.4

 Cost of products sold

753.1

698.6

(266.0
)
1,185.7

 Gross Profit

524.5

506.4

(4.2
)
1,026.7

 




 
 Selling, general and administrative expense

212.5

211.0


423.5

 Advertising and promotion expense

104.3

125.9

(1.2
)
229.0

 Research and development expense

49.7



49.7

 Household Products restructuring

1.3

37.3


38.6

 Interest expense/(income)
56.1

(0.3
)
2.5


58.3

 Intercompany interest (income)/expense
(55.2
)
54.1

1.1



 Other financing (income)/expense

(1.7
)
5.8


4.1

 Intercompany dividends/service fees

(60.0
)
(5.6
)
65.6


 Equity in earnings of subsidiaries
(152.0
)
(90.3
)

242.3


 Earnings before income taxes
151.1

254.9

128.4

(310.9
)
223.5

 Income taxes
1.6

44.2

27.2

1.0

74.0

 Net earnings
$
149.5

$
210.7

$
101.2

$
(311.9
)
$
149.5


20



 
 Consolidated Balance Sheets (Condensed)
 
March 31, 2012
 
 Parent Company
 Guarantors
 Non-Guarantors
 Eliminations
 Total
 Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 Current Assets
 
 
 
 
 
     Cash and cash equivalents
$
5.0

$
6.7

$
550.1

$

$
561.8

     Trade receivables, net (a) (c)

14.5

673.1


687.6

     Inventories

373.2

350.7

(37.5
)
686.4

     Other current assets (c)
39.5

233.3

212.4

(27.4
)
457.8

          Total current assets
44.5

627.7

1,786.3

(64.9
)
2,393.6

 Investment in subsidiaries
6,413.9

1,565.3


(7,979.2
)

 Intercompany receivables, net (b)

1,759.5

88.9

(1,848.4
)

 Property, plant and equipment, net

565.6

298.0


863.6

 Goodwill

1,105.0

370.0


1,475.0

 Other intangible assets, net

1,656.0

212.9


1,868.9

 Other assets
9.5

10.1

11.0


30.6

      Total assets
$
6,467.9

$
7,289.2

$
2,767.1

$
(9,892.5
)
$
6,631.7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Current liabilities (c)
$
582.4

$
367.3

$
527.6

$
(33.1
)
$
1,444.2

 Intercompany payables, net (b)
1,848.4



(1,848.4
)

 Long-term debt
1,765.0




1,765.0

 Other liabilities
54.1

976.2

174.2


1,204.5

      Total liabilities
4,249.9

1,343.5

701.8

(1,881.5
)
4,413.7

      Total shareholders' equity
2,218.0

5,945.7

2,065.3

(8,011.0
)
2,218.0

      Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
6,467.9

$
7,289.2

$
2,767.1

$
(9,892.5
)
$
6,631.7


(a) Trade receivables, net for the Non-Guarantors includes approximately $348 at March 31, 2012 of U.S. trade receivables sold from the Guarantors to Energizer Receivables Funding Corp ("ERF"), a wholly-owned, special purpose subsidiary, which is a non-guarantor of the Notes. These receivables are used by ERF to securitize the borrowings under the Company's receivable securitization facility. The trade receivables are short-term in nature (on average less than 90 days). As payment of the receivable obligation is received from the customer, ERF remits the cash to the Guarantors in payment for the purchase of the receivables. Cost and expenses paid by ERF related to the receivable securitization facility are re-billed to the Guarantors by way of intercompany services fees.

(b) Intercompany activity includes notes that bear interest due from the Guarantors to the Parent Company. Interest rates on these notes approximate the interest rates paid by the Parent on third party debt. Additionally, other intercompany activities include product purchases between Guarantors and Non-Guarantors, charges for services provided by the parent and various subsidiaries to other affiliates within the consolidated entity and other intercompany activities in the normal course of business.

(c) The Company has made two reclassifications for financial reporting purposes that impact the balance sheets only.  See Note 10 for further information.

21



 
 Consolidated Balance Sheets (Condensed)
 
September 30, 2011
 
 Parent Company
 Guarantors
 Non-Guarantors
 Eliminations
 Total
 Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 Current assets
 
 
 
 
 
     Cash and cash equivalents
$

$
4.3

$
466.9

$

$
471.2

     Trade receivables, net (a) (c)

15.3

694.5


709.8

     Inventories

318.7

363.8

(29.1
)
653.4

     Other current assets (c)
21.1

243.7

183.0

(21.5
)
426.3

          Total current assets
21.1

582.0

1,708.2

(50.6
)
2,260.7

 Investment in subsidiaries
6,177.9

1,430.6


(7,608.5
)

 Intercompany receivables, net (b)

1,717.6


(1,717.6
)

 Property, plant and equipment, net

574.8

310.6


885.4

 Goodwill

1,105.0

370.3


1,475.3

 Other intangible assets, net

1,664.3

213.9


1,878.2

 Other assets
10.4

11.1

10.4


31.9

      Total assets
$
6,209.4

$
7,085.4

$
2,613.4

$
(9,376.7
)
$
6,531.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Current liabilities (c)
$
141.1

$
399.1

$
518.1

$
(30.9
)
$
1,027.4

 Intercompany payables, net (b)
1,712.5


5.1

(1,717.6
)

 Long-term debt
2,206.5




2,206.5

 Other liabilities
48.0

975.9

172.4


1,196.3

      Total liabilities
4,108.1

1,375.0

695.6

(1,748.5
)
4,430.2

      Total shareholders' equity
2,101.3

5,710.4

1,917.8

(7,628.2
)
2,101.3

      Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
6,209.4

$
7,085.4

$
2,613.4

$
(9,376.7
)
$
6,531.5


(a) Trade receivables, net for the Non-Guarantors includes approximately $373 at September 30, 2011 of U.S. trade receivables sold from the Guarantors to Energizer Receivables Funding Corp ("ERF"), a wholly-owned, special purpose subsidiary, which is a non-guarantor of the Notes. These receivables are used by ERF to securitize the borrowings under the Company's receivable securitization facility. The trade receivables are short-term in nature (on average less than 90 days). As payment of the receivable obligation is received from the customer, ERF remits the cash to the Guarantors in payment for the purchase of the receivables. Cost and expenses paid by ERF related to the receivable securitization facility are re-billed to the Guarantors by way of intercompany services fees.

(b) Intercompany activity includes notes that bear interest due from the Guarantors to the Parent Company. Interest rates on these notes approximate the interest rates paid by the Parent on third party debt. Additionally, other intercompany activities include product purchases between Guarantors and Non-Guarantors, charges for services provided by the parent and various subsidiaries to other affiliates within the consolidated entity and other intercompany activities in the normal course of business.

(c) The Company has made two reclassifications for financial reporting purposes that impact the balance sheets only.  See Note 10 for further information.


22



 
 Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Condensed)
 
 For Six Months Ended March 31, 2012
 
 Parent Company
 Guarantors
 Non-Guarantors
 Total
Net cash flow from operations
$
5.7

$
117.8

$
103.2

$
226.7

Cash Flow from Investing Activities
 
 
 
 
     Capital expenditures

(38.2
)
(13.3
)
(51.5
)
     Proceeds from sale of assets

1.9

17.1

19.0

     Other, net

(1.0
)
(2.4
)
(3.4
)
          Net cash (used by)/from investing activities

(37.3
)
1.4

(35.9
)
Cash Flow from Financing Activities
 
 
 
 
     Cash payments on debt with original maturities
          greater than 90 days
(3.0
)


(3.0
)
     Net increase in debt with original maturity days of
          90 or less

1.1

35.8

36.9

     Common stock purchased
(135.9
)


(135.9
)
     Proceeds from issuance of common stock
1.8



1.8

     Excess tax benefits from share-based payments
0.5



0.5

     Capital contribution

(2.3
)
2.3


     Intercompany cash - received/(payed)
135.9

(105.9
)
(30.0
)

     Intercompany dividend

29.0

(29.0
)

          Net cash used by financing activities
(0.7
)
(78.1
)
(20.9
)
(99.7
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


(0.5
)
(0.5
)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
5.0

2.4

83.2

90.6

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

4.3

466.9

471.2

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
5.0

$
6.7

$
550.1

$
561.8



23



 
 Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Condensed)
 
For Six Months Ended March 31, 2011
 
 Parent Company
 Guarantors
 Non-Guarantors
 Total
Net cash flow (used by)/from operations
$
(11.1
)
$
(12.5
)
$
129.5

$
105.9

Cash Flow from Investing Activities
 
 
 
 
     Capital expenditures

(25.3
)
(16.3
)
(41.6
)
     Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(267.1
)


(267.1
)
     Proceeds from sale of assets

5.0

0.4

5.4

     Other, net

(3.0
)
(0.2
)
(3.2
)
          Net cash used by investing activities
(267.1
)
(23.3
)
(16.1
)
(306.5
)
Cash Flow from Financing Activities
 
 
 
 
     Cash payments on debt with original maturities greater
          than 90 days
(98.0
)


(98.0
)
     Net increase/(decrease) in debt with original maturity
          days of 90 or less
65.0

(0.2
)
136.2

201.0

     Common stock purchased
(68.0
)


(68.0
)
     Proceeds from issuance of common stock
4.6



4.6

     Excess tax benefits from share-based payments
2.1