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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 December 31, 2014

 

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 0-23354

 

FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Singapore

 

Not Applicable

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

2 Changi South Lane,

 

 

Singapore

 

486123

(Address of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

(65) 6876-9899

 

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 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 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 o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller reporting company o

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Class

 

Outstanding at January 23, 2015

Ordinary Shares, No Par Value

 

572,375,941

 

 

 



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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

 

INDEX

 

 

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

3

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

3

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) — December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014

4

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) — Three-Month and Nine-Month Periods Ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013

5

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited) — Three-Month and Nine-Month Periods Ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013

6

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) — Nine-Month Periods Ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013

7

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

8

Item 2.

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

24

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

31

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

31

 

 

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

31

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

31

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

31

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

33

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

33

Item 5.

Other Information

33

Item 6.

Exhibits

33

Signatures

 

34

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of
Flextronics International Ltd.
Singapore

 

We have reviewed the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet of Flextronics International Ltd. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2014, and the related condensed consolidated statements of operations and of comprehensive income for the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the nine-month periods then ended.  These interim financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management.

 

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

 

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

 

We have previously audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheet of Flextronics International Ltd. and subsidiaries as of March 31, 2014, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein); and in our report dated May 20, 2014, we expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the information set forth in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2014 is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.

 

/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

 

San Jose, California

 

January 29, 2015

 

 

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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

As of

 

As of

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

March 31, 2014

 

 

 

(In thousands,

 

 

 

except share amounts)

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

ASSETS

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,707,221

 

$

1,593,728

 

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $7,896 and $5,529 as of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively

 

2,449,773

 

2,697,985

 

Inventories

 

3,559,640

 

3,599,008

 

Other current assets

 

1,416,586

 

1,509,605

 

Total current assets

 

9,133,220

 

9,400,326

 

Property and equipment, net

 

2,114,681

 

2,288,656

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

 

417,532

 

377,218

 

Other assets

 

425,040

 

433,950

 

Total assets

 

$

12,090,473

 

$

12,500,150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Bank borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

 

$

45,174

 

$

32,575

 

Accounts payable

 

4,850,515

 

4,747,779

 

Accrued payroll

 

345,539

 

354,889

 

Other current liabilities

 

1,967,494

 

2,521,444

 

Total current liabilities

 

7,208,722

 

7,656,687

 

Long-term debt, net of current portion

 

2,045,569

 

2,070,020

 

Other liabilities

 

447,337

 

571,764

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 13)

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

Flextronics International Ltd. shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares, no par value; 623,277,843 and 641,666,347 issued, and 573,038,488 and 591,426,992 outstanding as of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively

 

7,376,355

 

7,614,515

 

Treasury shares, at cost; 50,239,355 shares as of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014

 

(388,215

)

(388,215

)

Accumulated deficit

 

(4,471,405

)

(4,937,094

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(165,643

)

(126,156

)

Total Flextronics International Ltd. shareholders’ equity

 

2,351,092

 

2,163,050

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

37,753

 

38,629

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

2,388,845

 

2,201,679

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

12,090,473

 

$

12,500,150

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

Three-Month Periods Ended

 

Nine-Month Periods Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

7,025,054

 

$

7,183,442

 

$

20,196,316

 

$

19,384,673

 

Cost of sales

 

6,616,397

 

6,784,823

 

19,029,793

 

18,306,596

 

Gross profit

 

408,657

 

398,619

 

1,166,523

 

1,078,077

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

215,993

 

224,576

 

629,860

 

666,695

 

Intangible amortization

 

8,045

 

5,575

 

23,228

 

21,495

 

Interest and other, net

 

9,035

 

18,342

 

40,178

 

45,516

 

Other charges (income), net

 

5,067

 

(3,599

)

(41,526

)

2,512

 

Income before income taxes

 

170,517

 

153,725

 

514,783

 

341,859

 

Provision for income taxes

 

17,618

 

8,568

 

49,094

 

19,240

 

Net income

 

$

152,899

 

$

145,157

 

$

465,689

 

$

322,619

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.26

 

$

0.24

 

$

0.80

 

$

0.52

 

Diluted

 

$

0.26

 

$

0.23

 

$

0.78

 

$

0.51

 

Weighted-average shares used in computing per share amounts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

577,157

 

606,724

 

583,383

 

614,539

 

Diluted

 

587,201

 

618,677

 

594,791

 

627,399

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

 

 

Three-Month Periods Ended

 

Nine-Month Periods Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

Net income

 

$

152,899

 

$

145,157

 

$

465,689

 

$

322,619

 

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of zero tax

 

(15,154

)

(13,960

)

(24,982

)

(43,457

)

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments and other, net of zero tax

 

(22,797

)

1,097

 

(14,505

)

516

 

Comprehensive income

 

$

114,948

 

$

132,294

 

$

426,202

 

$

279,678

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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FLEXTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

 

 

Nine-Month Periods Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

465,689

 

$

322,619

 

Depreciation, amortization and other impairment charges

 

404,260

 

345,044

 

Changes in working capital and other

 

(200,525

)

450,644

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

669,424

 

1,118,307

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(254,970

)

(526,026

)

Proceeds from the disposition of property and equipment

 

90,576

 

64,873

 

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

 

(52,639

)

(238,031

)

Proceeds from divesture of business, net of cash held in divested business

 

(5,493

)

4,599

 

Other investing activities, net

 

(11,517

)

(12,067

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(234,043

)

(706,652

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from bank borrowings and long-term debt

 

234,523

 

1,003,294

 

Repayments of bank borrowings, long-term debt and capital lease obligations

 

(251,337

)

(518,549

)

Payments for early retirement of long-term debt

 

 

(544,840

)

Payments for repurchases of ordinary shares

 

(290,752

)

(362,693

)

Net proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares

 

12,341

 

21,106

 

Other financing activities, net

 

(29,135

)

46,298

 

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(324,360

)

(355,384

)

Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents

 

2,472

 

(26,113

)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

113,493

 

30,158

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

1,593,728

 

1,587,087

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

1,707,221

 

$

1,617,245

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash investing activity:

 

 

 

 

 

Unpaid purchases of property and equipment

 

$

74,206

 

$

57,483

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

1.  ORGANIZATION OF THE COMPANY AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Organization of the Company

 

Flextronics International Ltd. (“Flextronics” or the “Company”) was incorporated in the Republic of Singapore in May 1990. The Company’s operations have expanded over the years through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions. The Company is a globally-recognized leading provider of supply chain solutions that span from concept through consumption. The Company designs, builds, ships and services a complete packaged electronic product for original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) in the following business groups: High Reliability Solutions (“HRS”), which is comprised of our medical, automotive, and defense and aerospace businesses; Consumer Technology Group (“CTG”), which includes our mobile devices business, including smart phones; our consumer electronics business, including game consoles and wearable electronics; and our high-volume computing business, including various supply chain solutions for notebook personal computing (“PC”), tablets, and printers; Industrial and Emerging Industries (“IEI”), which is comprised of our household appliances, semi-cap equipment, kiosks, energy and emerging industries businesses; and Integrated Network Solutions (“INS”), which includes our telecommunications infrastructure, data networking, connected home, and server and storage businesses. The Company’s strategy is to provide customers with a full range of cost competitive, vertically integrated global supply chain solutions through which the Company can design, build, ship and service complete packaged products for its OEM customers. This enables our OEM customers to leverage the Company’s supply chain solutions to meet their product requirements throughout the entire product life cycle.

 

The Company’s service offerings include a comprehensive range of value-added design and engineering services that are tailored to the various markets and needs of its customers. Other focused service offerings relate to manufacturing (including enclosures, metals, plastic injection molding, precision plastics, machining, and mechanicals), system integration and assembly and test services, materials procurement,  inventory management, logistics and after-sales services (including product repair, warranty services, re-manufacturing and maintenance), supply chain management software solutions and component product offerings (including rigid and flexible printed circuit boards and power adapters and chargers).

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP” or “GAAP”) for interim financial information and in accordance with the requirements of Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014 contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.

 

The first quarters for fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2014 ended on June 27, 2014, which is comprised of 88 days in the period, and June 28, 2013, which is comprised of 89 days in the period, respectively. The second quarter for fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2014 ended on September 26, 2014 and September 27, 2013, which are comprised of 91 days in both periods, respectively. The Company’s third quarter ends on December 31 of each year, which is comprised of 96 days and 95 days in the respective periods for fiscal years 2015 and 2014.

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the financial position and results of operations of a majority owned subsidiary of the Company.  Non-controlling interests are presented as a separate component of total shareholders’ equity in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.  The operating results of the subsidiary attributable to the non-controlling interests are immaterial for all of the periods presented, and are included in interest and other, net in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In April 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued guidance which requires an entity to report a disposal of a component of an entity in discontinued operations if the disposal represents a strategic shift that has a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results when the component of an entity meets certain criteria to be classified as held for sale, or when the component of an entity is disposed of by a sale or disposed of other than by a sale. Further, additional disclosures about discontinued

 

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operations should include the following for the periods in which the results of operations of the discontinued operations are presented in the statement of operations: the major classes of line items constituting pretax profit or loss of discontinued operations; total operating and investing cash flows of discontinued operations; depreciation, amortization, capital expenditures, and significant operating and investing noncash items of discontinued operations; pretax profit or loss attributable to the parent if a discontinued operation includes a non-controlling interest; a reconciliation of major classes of assets and liabilities of the discontinued operation classified as held for sale; and a reconciliation of major classes of line items constituting the pretax profit or loss of the discontinued operation. The Company early adopted this accounting standard update in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.  During the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company disposed of a manufacturing facility in Western Europe which did not meet the criteria of discontinued operations under this accounting standard, as further discussed in note 6 to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued new guidance related to revenue recognition which requires an entity to recognize revenue relating to contracts with customers that depicts the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount reflecting the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for such goods or services.  In order to meet this requirement, the entity must apply the following steps: (i) identify the contracts with the customers; (ii) identify performance obligations in the contracts; (iii) determine the transaction price; (iv) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations per the contracts; and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. Additionally, disclosures required for revenue recognition will include qualitative and quantitative information about contracts with customers, significant judgments and changes in judgments, and assets recognized from costs to obtain or fulfill a contract. This guidance is effective for the Company beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 and the Company is in the process of assessing the impact on its consolidated financial statements.

 

2.  BALANCE SHEET ITEMS

 

Inventories

 

The components of inventories, net of applicable lower of cost or market write-downs, were as follows:

 

 

 

As of

 

As of

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

March 31, 2014

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Raw materials

 

$

2,336,860

 

$

2,349,278

 

Work-in-progress

 

549,732

 

608,284

 

Finished goods

 

673,048

 

641,446

 

 

 

$

3,559,640

 

$

3,599,008

 

 

Goodwill and Other Intangibles

 

The following table summarizes the activity in the Company’s goodwill account during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014:

 

 

 

Amount

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Balance, beginning of the year

 

$

292,758

 

Additions (1)

 

36,467

 

Purchase accounting adjustments (2) 

 

8,651

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

(3,393

)

Balance, end of the period

 

$

334,483

 

 


(1)                   The goodwill generated from the Company’s business combinations completed during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014 is primarily related to value placed on the acquired employee workforces, service offerings and capabilities of the acquired businesses and expected synergies. The goodwill is not deductible for income tax purposes. See note 12 to the condensed consolidated financial statements for additional information.

(2)                   Fair value adjustment made to certain assets acquired in connection with the Company’s acquisition of Riwisa AG during the three-month ended December 31, 2013.

 

The components of acquired intangible assets are as follows:

 

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As of December 31, 2014

 

As of March 31, 2014

 

 

 

Gross

 

 

 

Net

 

Gross

 

 

 

Net

 

 

 

Carrying

 

Accumulated

 

Carrying

 

Carrying

 

Accumulated

 

Carrying

 

 

 

Amount

 

Amortization

 

Amount

 

Amount

 

Amortization

 

Amount

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Intangible assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer-related intangibles

 

$

126,712

 

$

(73,867

)

$

52,845

 

$

204,369

 

$

(140,713

)

$

63,656

 

Licenses and other intangibles

 

39,793

 

(9,589

)

30,204

 

32,564

 

(11,760

)

20,804

 

Total

 

$

166,505

 

$

(83,456

)

$

83,049

 

$

236,933

 

$

(152,473

)

$

84,460

 

 

The gross carrying amounts of intangible assets are removed when the recorded amounts have been fully amortized.  During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, the value of customer-related intangible assets increased by $8.5 million in connection with the Company’s acquisitions, and licenses and other intangibles increased by $15.7 million primarily as a result of the purchase of certain technology rights.  The estimated future annual amortization expense for intangible assets is as follows:

 

Fiscal Year Ending March 31,

 

Amount

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

2015 (1)

 

$

7,496

 

2016

 

26,582

 

2017

 

18,404

 

2018

 

12,564

 

2019

 

8,326

 

Thereafter

 

9,677

 

Total amortization expense

 

$

83,049

 

 


(1)                     Represents estimated amortization for the remaining three-month period ending March 31, 2015.

 

Other Current Assets / Liabilities

 

In connection with a prior year acquisition, the Company entered into an agreement with a customer and a third party banking institution to procure certain manufacturing equipment that was financed by the third party banking institution, acting as an agent of the customer.  The manufacturing equipment was used exclusively for the benefit of this customer.  The Company has the ability to settle the obligation related to these financed assets by returning the equipment to the customer and cannot be required to pay cash by either the customer or the third party banking institution.  During the current fiscal year, the Company ceased manufacturing of the product related to the financed equipment.  As a result, the Company as an agent on behalf of the customer is in the process of dispositioning the equipment and forwarding the proceeds to the third party banking institution reducing the outstanding obligation.  The value of the equipment financed by the third party was $272.0 million and $267.5 million as of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively and is included in other current assets.  The outstanding balance due to the third party banking institution related to the financed equipment was $263.7 million and $286.5 million as of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively and is included in other current liabilities.

 

Other current liabilities also includes deferred revenue of $287.0 million and $296.3 million, and customer working capital advances of $213.0 million and $754.7 million as of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively. The customer working capital advances are not interest bearing, do not have fixed repayment dates and are generally reduced as the underlying working capital is consumed in production.

 

3.  SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION

 

The following table summarizes the Company’s share-based compensation expense:

 

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Three-Month Periods Ended

 

Nine-Month Periods Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Cost of sales

 

$

2,083

 

$

1,800

 

$

5,562

 

$

5,018

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

12,136

 

11,311

 

31,259

 

25,399

 

Total share-based compensation expense

 

$

14,219

 

$

13,111

 

$

36,821

 

$

30,417

 

 

Total unrecognized compensation expense related to share options is $0.2 million, net of estimated forfeitures, and will be recognized over a weighted-average remaining vesting period of 1.5 years. As of December 31, 2014, the number of options outstanding and exercisable was 17.3 million, respectively, both at a weighted-average exercise price of $7.87 per share.

 

During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, the Company granted 6.4 million unvested share bonus awards at an average grant date price of $11.71 per share, under its 2010 Equity Incentive Plan.  Of this amount, approximately 1.0 million represents the target amount of grants made to certain key employees whereby vesting is contingent on certain market conditions.  The number of shares that ultimately will vest range from zero up to a maximum of 2.0 million based on a measurement of the percentile rank of the Company’s total shareholder return over a certain specified period against the Standard and Poor’s (“S&P”) 500 Composite Index and will cliff vest after a period of three years, if such market conditions have been met.  The average grant-date fair value of these awards was estimated to be $15.81 per share and was calculated using a Monte Carlo simulation.

 

As of December 31, 2014, approximately 19.1 million unvested share bonus awards were outstanding, of which vesting for a targeted amount of 5.0 million is contingent primarily on meeting certain market conditions.  The number of shares that will ultimately be issued can range from zero to 9.7 million based on the achievement levels of the respective conditions.  During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, 0.3 million shares vested in connection with the remaining number of share bonus awards with market conditions granted in fiscal 2011, and 0.4 million shares vested in connection with half of the share bonus awards with market conditions granted in fiscal 2012.

 

As of December 31, 2014, total unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested share bonus awards is $98.0 million, net of estimated forfeitures, and will be recognized over a weighted-average remaining vesting period of 2.6 years. Approximately $18.2 million of the total unrecognized compensation cost, net of estimated forfeitures, is related to awards whereby vesting is contingent on meeting certain market conditions.

 

4.  EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

The following table reflects the basic weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding and diluted weighted-average ordinary share equivalents used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per share:

 

 

 

Three-Month Periods Ended

 

Nine-Month Periods Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

 

 

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

Basic earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

152,899

 

$

145,157

 

$

465,689

 

$

322,619

 

Shares used in computation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding

 

577,157

 

606,724

 

583,383

 

614,539

 

Basic earnings per share

 

$

0.26

 

$

0.24

 

$

0.80

 

$

0.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

152,899

 

$

145,157

 

$

465,689

 

$

322,619

 

Shares used in computation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding

 

577,157

 

606,724

 

583,383

 

614,539

 

Weighted-average ordinary share equivalents from stock options and awards (1) (2)

 

10,044

 

11,953

 

11,408

 

12,860

 

Weighted-average ordinary shares and ordinary share equivalents outstanding

 

587,201

 

618,677

 

594,791

 

627,399

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.26

 

$

0.23

 

$

0.78

 

$

0.51

 

 


(1)         Options to purchase ordinary shares of 9.4 million and 16.5 million during the three-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, and share bonus awards of 0.2 million for both three-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share due to their anti-dilutive impact on the weighted average ordinary share equivalents.

(2)         Options to purchase ordinary shares of 11.2 million and 16.5 million during the nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, and share bonus awards of 0.1 million for both nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively, were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share due to their anti-dilutive impact on the weighted average ordinary share equivalents.

 

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5.  INTEREST AND OTHER, NET

 

During the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014, the Company recognized interest expense of $19.9 million and $57.5 million, respectively, on its debt obligations outstanding during the period.  During the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2013, the Company recognized interest expense of $19.9 million and $60.4 million, respectively.

 

The weighted average interest rates for the Company’s long-term debt was 3.2% for both nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.

 

During the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014, the Company recognized interest income of $4.7 million and $14.7 million, respectively.  During the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2013, the Company recognized interest income of $4.7 million and $11.9 million, respectively.

 

During the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014, the Company recognized gains on foreign exchange transactions of $8.5 million and $13.9 million, respectively.  During the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2013, the Company recognized gains on foreign exchange transactions of $3.3 million and $11.3 million, respectively.

 

6.  OTHER CHARGES (INCOME), NET

 

During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, an amendment to a customer contract to reimburse a customer for certain performance provisions was executed which included the removal of a $55.0 million contractual obligation recognized during fiscal year 2014. Accordingly, the Company reversed this charge with a corresponding credit to other charges (income), net in the condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

Further, during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, the Company recognized a loss of $11.0 million in connection with the disposition of a manufacturing facility in Western Europe.  The Company received $11.5 million in cash for the sale of $27.2 million in net assets of the facility.  The loss also includes $4.6 million of estimated transaction costs, partially offset by a gain of $9.3 million for the release of cumulative foreign currency translation gains triggered by the disposition.

 

During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013, the Company recognized a loss of $7.1 million relating to the exercise of a warrant to purchase shares of a certain supplier and sale of the underlying shares for total proceeds of $67.3 million.

 

7.  FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

Foreign Currency Contracts

 

The Company enters into forward contracts and foreign currency swap contracts to manage the foreign currency risk associated with monetary accounts and anticipated foreign currency denominated transactions.  The Company hedges committed exposures and does not engage in speculative transactions.  As of December 31, 2014, the aggregate notional amount of the Company’s outstanding foreign currency forward and swap contracts was $5.4 billion as summarized below:

 

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Foreign Currency Amount

 

Notional Contract Value in USD

 

Currency

 

Buy

 

Sell

 

Buy

 

Sell

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Cash Flow Hedges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNY

 

2,846,000

 

 

$

457,372

 

$

 

HUF

 

23,490,000

 

 

90,807

 

 

MXN

 

1,938,100

 

 

131,212

 

 

MYR

 

344,000

 

 

98,370

 

 

Other

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

128,625

 

8,530

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

906,386

 

8,530

 

Other Forward/Swap Contracts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRL

 

 

387,000

 

 

143,063

 

CAD

 

135,658

 

127,418

 

117,920

 

110,280

 

CNY

 

5,859,756

 

4,407,044

 

941,239

 

709,000

 

EUR

 

460,333

 

678,456

 

561,141

 

826,032

 

GBP

 

28,934

 

55,793

 

44,912

 

86,654

 

HUF

 

19,827,300

 

22,002,600

 

76,648

 

85,057

 

JPY

 

6,629,077

 

1,295,871

 

54,910

 

11,045

 

MXN

 

1,737,840

 

1,387,270

 

117,655

 

93,920

 

MYR

 

217,476

 

34,740

 

62,189

 

9,934

 

SEK

 

321,736

 

637,249

 

41,328

 

82,524

 

Other

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

167,369

 

134,384

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,185,311

 

2,291,893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Notional Contract Value in USD

 

 

 

 

 

$

3,091,697

 

$

2,300,423

 

 

As of December 31, 2014, the fair value of the Company’s short-term foreign currency contracts was not material and is included in other current assets or other current liabilities, as applicable, in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. Certain of these contracts are designed to economically hedge the Company’s exposure to monetary assets and liabilities denominated in a non-functional currency and are not accounted for as hedges under the accounting standards.  Accordingly, changes in the fair value of these instruments are recognized in earnings during the period of change as a component of interest and other, net in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. As of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, the Company also has included net deferred losses in accumulated other comprehensive loss, a component of shareholders’ equity in the condensed consolidated balance sheets, relating to the effective portion of changes in fair value of its foreign currency contracts that are accounted for as cash flow hedges. These deferred losses totaled $28.0 million as of December 31, 2014, and are expected to be recognized primarily as a component of cost of sales in the condensed consolidated statements of operations primarily over the next twelve-month period. The gains and losses recognized in earnings due to hedge ineffectiveness were not material for all fiscal periods presented and are included as a component of interest and other, net in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

 

The following table presents the fair value of the Company’s derivative instruments utilized for foreign currency risk management purposes:

 

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Fair Values of Derivative Instruments

 

 

 

Asset Derivatives

 

Liability Derivatives

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

Balance Sheet
Location

 

December 31,
2014

 

March 31,
2014

 

Balance Sheet
Location

 

December31,
2014

 

March 31,
2014

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Derivatives designated as hedging instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency contracts

 

Other current assets

 

$

469

 

$

3,464

 

Other current liabilities

 

$

28,677

 

$

10,457

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency contracts

 

Other current assets

 

$

19,087

 

$

4,722

 

Other current liabilities

 

$

15,717

 

$

6,949

 

 

The Company has financial instruments subject to master netting arrangements, which provides for the net settlement of all contracts with a single counterparty.  The Company does not offset fair value amounts for assets and liabilities recognized for derivative instruments under these arrangements, and as such, the asset and liability balances presented in the table above reflect the gross amounts of derivatives in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.  The impact of netting derivative assets and liabilities is not material to the Company’s financial position for any period presented.

 

8.  ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

 

The changes in accumulated other comprehensive loss by component, net of tax, are as follows:

 

 

 

Three-Month Periods Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

 

 

Unrealized gain
(loss) on derivative
instruments and
other

 

Foreign currency
translation
adjustments

 

Total

 

Unrealized gain
(loss) on derivative
instruments and
other

 

Foreign currency
translation
adjustments

 

Total

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Beginning balance

 

$

(24,557

)

$

(103,135

)

$

(127,692

)

$

(19,438

)

$

(88,121

)

$

(107,559

)

Other comprehensive gain (loss) before reclassifications

 

(29,287

)

(15,154

)

(44,441

)

471

 

(13,960

)

(13,489

)

Net losses reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

6,490

 

 

6,490

 

626

 

 

626

 

Net current-period other comprehensive gain (loss)

 

(22,797

)

(15,154

)

(37,951

)

1,097

 

(13,960

)

(12,863

)

Ending balance

 

$

(47,354

)

$

(118,289

)

$

(165,643

)

$

(18,341

)

$

(102,081

)

$

(120,422

)

 

 

 

Nine-Month Periods Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

 

 

Unrealized gain
(loss) on derivative
instruments and
other

 

Foreign currency
translation
adjustments

 

Total

 

Unrealized gain
(loss) on derivative
instruments and
other

 

Foreign currency
translation
adjustments

 

Total

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Beginning balance

 

$

(32,849

)

$

(93,307

)

$

(126,156

)

$

(18,857

)

$

(58,624

)

$

(77,481

)

Other comprehensive gain (loss) before reclassifications

 

(31,252

)

(13,146

)

(44,398

)

163

 

(43,457

)

(43,294

)

Net (gains) losses reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

16,747

 

(11,836

)

4,911

 

353

 

 

353

 

Net current-period other comprehensive gain (loss)

 

(14,505

)

(24,982

)

(39,487

)

516

 

(43,457

)

(42,941

)

Ending balance

 

$

(47,354

)

$

(118,289

)

$

(165,643

)

$

(18,341

)

$

(102,081

)

$

(120,422

)

 

Net losses reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014 relating to derivative instruments and other includes $12.1 million attributable to the Company’s cash flow hedge instruments which were recognized as a component of cost of sales in the condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, the Company recognized a loss of $11.0 million in connection with the disposition of a manufacturing facility in Western Europe.  This loss includes the settlement of unrealized losses of $4.2 million on an insignificant defined benefit plan associated with the disposed facility offset by the release of cumulative foreign currency translation gains of $9.3 million, both of which have been reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss during the period.  The loss on sale is included in other charges (income), net in the condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

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Additionally, net gains reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014 includes $2.6 million in connection with cumulative translation gains related to the liquidation of a foreign entity, which is included in other charges (income), net in the condensed consolidated statement of operations.

 

Substantially all unrealized losses relating to derivative instruments and other, reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss for the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2013, was recognized as a component of cost of sales in the condensed consolidated statement of operations, which primarily relate to the Company’s foreign currency contracts accounted for as cash flow hedges.

 

9.  TRADE RECEIVABLES SECURITIZATION

 

The Company sells trade receivables under two asset-backed securitization programs and under an accounts receivable factoring program.

 

Asset-Backed Securitization Programs

 

The Company continuously sells designated pools of trade receivables under its Global Asset-Backed Securitization Agreement (the “Global Program”) and its North American Asset-Backed Securitization Agreement (the “North American Program,” collectively, the “ABS Programs”) to affiliated special purpose entities, each of which in turn sells 100% of the receivables to unaffiliated financial institutions. These programs allow the operating subsidiaries to receive a cash payment and a deferred purchase price receivable for sold receivables.  Following the transfer of the receivables to the special purpose entities, the transferred receivables are isolated from the Company and its affiliates, and upon the sale of the receivables from the special purpose entities to the unaffiliated financial institutions effective control of the transferred receivables is passed to the unaffiliated financial institutions, which has the right to pledge or sell the receivables. Although the special purpose entities are consolidated by the Company, they are separate corporate entities and their assets are available first to satisfy the claims of their creditors. The investment limits set by the financial institutions are $500.0 million for the Global Program and $225.0 million for the North American Program. Both programs require a minimum level of deferred purchase price receivable to be retained by the Company in connection with the sales.

 

The Company services, administers and collects the receivables on behalf of the special purpose entities and receives a servicing fee of 0.1% to 0.5% of serviced receivables per annum.  Servicing fees recognized during the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013 were not material and are included in interest and other, net within the condensed consolidated statements of operations.  As the Company estimates the fee it receives in return for its obligation to service these receivables is at fair value, no servicing assets and liabilities are recognized.

 

As of December 31, 2014, approximately $1.4 billion of accounts receivable had been sold to the special purpose entities under the ABS Programs for which the Company had received net cash proceeds of approximately $714.6 million and deferred purchase price receivables of approximately $674.6 million.  As of March 31, 2014, approximately $1.2 billion of accounts receivable had been sold to the special purpose entities for which the Company had received net cash proceeds of $729.3 million and deferred purchase price receivables of approximately $470.9 million.  The portion of the purchase price for the receivables which is not paid by the unaffiliated financial institutions in cash is a deferred purchase price receivable, which is paid to the special purpose entity as payments on the receivables are collected from account debtors. The deferred purchase price receivable represents a beneficial interest in the transferred financial assets and is recognized at fair value as part of the sale transaction.  The deferred purchase price receivables are included in other current assets as of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, and were carried at the expected recovery amount of the related receivables.  The difference between the carrying amount of the receivables sold under these programs and the sum of the cash and fair value of the deferred purchase price receivables received at time of transfer is recognized as a loss on sale of the related receivables and recorded in interest and other, net in the condensed consolidated statements of operations and were immaterial for all periods presented.

 

As of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, the accounts receivable balances that were sold under the ABS Programs were removed from the condensed consolidated balance sheets and the net cash proceeds received by the Company were included as cash provided by operating activities in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

 

For the nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, cash flows from sales of receivables under the ABS Programs consisted of approximately $3.3 billion and $3.0 billion for transfers of receivables, respectively (of which approximately $204.6 million and $256.3 million, respectively, represented new transfers and the remainder proceeds from collections reinvested in revolving-period transfers).

 

The following table summarizes the activity in the deferred purchase price receivables account:

 

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Three-Month Periods Ended

 

Nine-Month Periods Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31,
2013

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Beginning balance

 

$

426,057

 

$

558,311

 

$

470,908

 

$

412,357

 

Transfers of receivables

 

1,139,744

 

1,066,512

 

2,639,526

 

2,933,053

 

Collections

 

(891,159

)

(1,095,993

)

(2,435,792

)

(2,816,580

)

Ending balance

 

$

674,642

 

$

528,830

 

$

674,642

 

$

528,830

 

 

Trade Accounts Receivable Sale Programs

 

The Company also sold accounts receivables to certain third-party banking institutions. The outstanding balance of receivables sold and not yet collected was approximately $518.9 million and $341.8 million as of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively. For the nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, total accounts receivable sold to certain third party banking institutions was approximately $3.4 billion and $2.7 billion, respectively.  The receivables that were sold were removed from the condensed consolidated balance sheets and the cash received is reflected as cash provided by operating activities in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

 

10.  FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

 

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received from selling an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. When determining the fair value measurements for assets and liabilities required or permitted to be recorded at fair value, the Company considers the principal or most advantageous market in which it would transact, and it considers assumptions that market participants would use when pricing the asset or liability. The accounting guidance for fair value establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the level of independent, objective evidence surrounding the inputs used to measure fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The fair value hierarchy is as follows:

 

Level 1 - Applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

The Company has deferred compensation plans for its officers and certain other employees.  Amounts deferred under the plans are invested in hypothetical investments selected by the participant or the participant’s investment manager.  The Company’s deferred compensation plan assets are for the most part included in other noncurrent assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets and primarily include investments in equity securities that are valued using active market prices.

 

Level 2 - Applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices included within level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets) such as cash and cash equivalents and money market funds; or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.

 

The Company values foreign exchange forward contracts using level 2 observable inputs which primarily consist of an income approach based on the present value of the forward rate less the contract rate multiplied by the notional amount.

 

The Company’s cash equivalents are comprised of bank deposits and money market funds, which are valued using level 2 inputs, such as interest rates and maturity periods. Due to their short-term nature, their carrying amount approximates fair value.

 

The Company’s deferred compensation plan assets also include money market funds, mutual funds, corporate and government bonds and certain convertible securities that are valued using prices obtained from various pricing sources.  These sources price these investments using certain market indices and the performance of these investments in relation to these indices.  As a result, the Company has classified these investments as level 2 in the fair value hierarchy.

 

Level 3 - Applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

The Company has accrued for certain contingent consideration in connection with its business acquisitions, which is measured at fair value based on internal cash flow models and other inputs. During the three-month period ended December 31, 2014, the Company paid $7.4 million of contingent consideration related to our acquisition of Saturn Electronics and Engineering Inc., included as other financing activities in the statement of cash flows for the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014. The following table summarizes the activities related to contingent consideration:

 

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Three-Month Periods Ended

 

Nine-Month Periods Ended

 

 

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31,
2013

 

December 31, 2014

 

December 31, 2013

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Beginning balance

 

$

15,800

 

$

16,000

 

$

11,300

 

$

25,000

 

Additions to accrual

 

 

 

4,500

 

 

Payments

 

(7,398

)

 

(7,398

)

 

Fair value adjustments

 

 

(3,700

)

 

(12,700

)

Ending balance

 

$

8,402

 

$

12,300

 

$

8,402

 

$

12,300

 

 

The Company values deferred purchase price receivables relating to its asset-backed securitization program based on a discounted cash flow analysis using unobservable inputs (i.e., level 3 inputs), which are primarily risk free interest rates adjusted for the credit quality of the underlying creditor.  Due to its high credit quality and short term maturity the fair value approximates carrying value.  Significant increases in either of the major unobservable inputs (credit spread, risk free interest rate) in isolation would result in lower fair value estimates, however the impact is not meaningful.  The interrelationship between these inputs is also insignificant.  Refer to note 9 to the condensed consolidated financial statements for a reconciliation of the change in the deferred purchase price receivable during the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013.

 

There were no transfers between levels in the fair value hierarchy during the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013.

 

Financial Instruments Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

 

The following table presents the Company’s assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis:

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements as of December 31, 2014

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money market funds and time deposits (included in cash and cash equivalents of the condensed consolidated balance sheet)

 

$

 

$

561,002

 

$

 

$

561,002

 

Deferred purchase price receivable (Note 9)

 

 

 

674,642

 

674,642

 

Foreign exchange forward contracts (Note 7)

 

 

19,556

 

 

19,556

 

Deferred compensation plan assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mutual funds, money market accounts and equity securities

 

8,981

 

35,866

 

 

44,847

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange forward contracts (Note 7)

 

$

 

$

(44,394

)

$

 

$

(44,394

)

Contingent consideration in connection with business acquisitions

 

 

 

(8,402

)

(8,402

)

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements as of March 31, 2014

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money market funds and time deposits (included in cash and cash equivalents of the condensed consolidated balance sheet)

 

$

 

$

552,928

 

$

 

$

552,928

 

Deferred purchase price receivable (Note 9)

 

 

 

470,908

 

470,908

 

Foreign exchange forward contracts (Note 7)

 

 

8,186

 

 

8,186

 

Deferred compensation plan assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mutual funds, money market accounts and equity securities

 

9,456

 

36,751

 

 

46,207

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange forward contracts (Note 7)

 

$

 

$

(17,406

)

$

 

$

(17,406

)

Contingent consideration in connection with business acquisitions

 

 

 

(11,300

)

(11,300

)

 

Assets Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis

 

Assets held for sale are recorded at the lesser of the carrying value or fair value, which is based on comparable sales from prevailing market data (level 2 inputs).  As of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, the fair value of assets that were no longer in use and held for sale totaled approximately $13.5 million and $43.5 million, respectively. These assets primarily represent manufacturing facilities that have been closed as part of the Company’s historical facility consolidations and that met the criteria to be

 

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classified as held for sale. During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, the Company sold $39.9 million of assets held for sale.

 

There were no transfers between levels in the fair value hierarchy for assets held-for-sale during the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013.

 

Other financial instruments

 

The following table presents the Company’s debt not carried at fair value:

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2014

 

As of March 31, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Carrying

 

Fair

 

Carrying

 

Fair

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

Amount

 

Value

 

Amount

 

Value

 

Hierarchy

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Term Loan, including current portion, due in installments through August 2018

 

$

596,250

 

$

584,701

 

$

600,000

 

$

591,750

 

Level 1

 

Term Loan, including current portion, due in installments through March 2019

 

481,250

 

472,828

 

500,000

 

497,190

 

Level 1

 

4.625% Notes due February 2020

 

500,000

 

511,560

 

500,000

 

504,688

 

Level 1

 

5.000% Notes due February 2023

 

500,000

 

526,880

 

500,000

 

517,650

 

Level 1

 

Total

 

$

2,077,500

 

$

2,095,969

 

$

2,100,000

 

$

2,111,278

 

 

 

 

The term loans and Notes due February 2020 and February 2023 are valued based on broker trading prices in active markets.

 

11.  RESTRUCTURING CHARGES

 

The Company completed certain restructuring activities during fiscal year 2014 that were intended to improve its operational efficiencies by reducing excess workforce and capacity and realign the corporate cost structure. Restructuring charges are recorded based upon employee termination dates, site closure and consolidation plans.

 

During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013, the Company recognized restructuring charges of approximately $40.8 million, of which $35.1 million were recorded as a component of cost of sales and $5.6 million were recorded as a component of selling, general and administrative expenses.  Of the total restructuring charges, $32.2 million was associated with the terminations of 5,106 identified employees. The identified employee terminations by reportable geographic region amounted to approximately 3,947 in Asia, 1,105 in the Americas and 54 in Europe. The costs associated with these restructuring activities include employee severance, other personnel costs, non-cash impairment charges on equipment no longer in use and to be disposed of, and other exit related costs due to facility closures or rationalizations.  Of the total restructuring charges, $1.9 million were non-cash charges related to the impairment of long-lived assets, and were classified as a component of cost of sales.

 

The components of the restructuring charges by geographic region incurred during the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013 were as follows:

 

 

 

Americas

 

Asia

 

Europe

 

Total

 

 

 

(In thousands)

 

Severance

 

$

11,331

 

$

16,205

 

$

4,631

 

$

32,167

 

Long-lived asset impairment

 

 

1,900

 

 

1,900

 

Other exit costs

 

2,248

 

3,157

 

1,288

 

6,693

 

Total restructuring charges

 

$

13,579

 

$

21,262

 

$

5,919

 

$

40,760

 

 

The majority of severance costs were classified as a component of cost of sales.

 

During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2013, the Company recognized approximately $6.7 million of other exit costs, which was primarily comprised of $3.8 million related to personnel costs and $2.9 million of contractual obligations that resulted from facility closures. The majority of these costs were classified as a component of cost of sales.

 

During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, the Company paid approximately $29.4 million for restructuring charges.  Total restructuring charges accrued as of December 31, 2014 were approximately $13.0 million, of which the majority was classified as a short-term obligation.

 

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12. BUSINESS AND ASSETS ACQUISITIONS

 

During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, the Company completed four acquisitions that were not individually, nor in the aggregate, significant to the consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company.  All of the acquired businesses expanded the Company’s capabilities in the medical devices market, particularly precision plastics.  The Company paid $51.4 million net of $5.9 million of cash held by the acquirees, and recorded an accrual of $4.5 million for contingent consideration relating to one of them.  The Company primarily acquired $28.9 million of current assets, $14.5 million of property and equipment, recorded goodwill and intangibles of $45.0 million, and assumed certain liabilities relating to payables and debt in connection with these acquisitions.  The results of operations were included in the Company’s consolidated financial results beginning on the date of these acquisitions. Pro-forma results of operations for these acquisitions have not been presented because the effects of the acquisitions were immaterial to the Company’s consolidated financial results for all periods presented.

 

The Company is in the process of evaluating the fair value of the assets and liabilities related to business combinations completed during the recent periods. Additional information, which existed as of the acquisition date, may become known to the Company during the remainder of the measurement period, a period not to exceed 12 months from the date of acquisition.  Changes to amounts recorded as assets and liabilities may result in a corresponding adjustment to goodwill during the respective measurement periods.

 

13.  COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Litigation and other legal matters

 

On December 11, 2013, Xilinx, Inc. (plaintiff) filed a lawsuit in Santa Clara County, California, Superior Court against Flextronics International, Ltd.; Flextronics International USA, Inc.; and Flextronics Corporation (Case No. 113CV257431).  The complaint asserts various claims, including fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, and unfair competition, based on specific alleged incidents concerning our purchases and sales of Xilinx products.  The plaintiff seeks an unspecified amount of compensatory, statutory, punitive, and other forms of damages, injunctive relief, and attorneys’ fees and costs.  The plaintiff also seeks a jury trial.  On June 25, 2014, we filed motions for Demurrer and to Strike asking the court to dismiss the claims against us.  The court has scheduled a hearing on the motions for January 30, 2015.  Although the outcome of this matter is currently not determinable, management expects that any losses that are probable or reasonably possible of being incurred as a result of this matter, which are in excess of amounts already accrued in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets, would not be material to the financial statements.

 

During the nine-month period ended December 31, 2014, one of our non-operating Brazilian subsidiaries received an assessment of approximately $100 million related to income and social contribution taxes, interest and penalties.  The Company believes there is no legal basis for the assessment and expects that any losses are remote.  The Company plans to vigorously defend itself through the administrative and judicial processes.

 

In addition, from time to time, the Company is subject to legal proceedings, claims, and litigation arising in the ordinary course of business. The Company defends itself vigorously against any such claims. Although the outcome of these matters is currently not determinable, management expects that any losses that are probable or reasonably possible of being incurred as a result of these matters, which are in excess of amounts already accrued in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets, would not be material to the financial statements as a whole.

 

14.  SHARE REPURCHASES

 

During the three-month and nine-month periods ended December 31, 2014 the Company repurchased 7.8 million shares at an aggregate purchase price of $83.3 million and 27.6 million shares at an aggregate purchase price of $286.7 million, respectively, and retired all of these shares.

 

Under the Company’s current share repurchase program, the Board of Directors authorized repurchases of its outstanding ordinary shares for up to $500 million in accordance with the share repurchase mandate approved by the Company’s shareholders at the date of the most recent Extraordinary General Meeting held on August 28, 2014. As of December 31, 2014, shares in the aggregate amount of $373.4 million were available to be repurchased under the current plan.

 

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15.  SUPPLEMENTAL GUARANTOR AND NON-GUARANTOR CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Flextronics International Ltd. (“Parent”) has two tranches of Notes of $500 million each outstanding, which mature on February 15, 2020 and February 15, 2023, respectively. These Notes are senior unsecured obligations, and are guaranteed, fully and unconditionally, jointly and severally, on an unsecured basis, by certain of the Company’s 100% owned subsidiaries (the “guarantor subsidiaries”). These subsidiary guarantees will terminate upon 1) a sale or other disposition of the guarantor or the sale or disposition of all or substantially all the assets of the guarantor (other than to the Parent or a subsidiary); 2) such guarantor ceasing to be a guarantor or a borrower under the Company’s Term Loan Agreement and the Revolving Line of Credit; 3) defeasance or discharge of the Notes, as provided in the Notes indenture; or 4) if at any time the Notes are rated investment grade.

 

In lieu of providing separate financial statements for the guarantor subsidiaries, the Company has included the accompanying condensed consolidating financial statements, which are presented using the equity method of accounting. The principal elimination entries relate to investment in subsidiaries and intercompany balances and transactions, including transactions with the Company’s non-guarantor subsidiaries.

 

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2014

 

 

 

Parent

 

Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Eliminations

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

606,521

 

$

190,162

 

$

910,538

 

$

 

$

1,707,221

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

1,234,620

 

1,215,153

 

 

2,449,773

 

Inventories

 

 

1,723,649

 

1,835,991

 

 

3,559,640

 

Inter company receivable

 

10,447,323

 

9,136,582

 

10,145,241

 

(29,729,146

)

 

Other current assets

 

3,966

 

179,289

 

1,233,331

 

 

1,416,586

 

Total current assets

 

11,057,810

 

12,464,302

 

15,340,254

 

(29,729,146

)

9,133,220

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

476,467

 

1,638,214

 

 

2,114,681

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

 

550

 

60,375

 

356,607

 

 

417,532

 

Other assets

 

2,205,450

 

115,622

 

2,179,574

 

(4,075,606

)

425,040

 

Investment in subsidiaries

 

1,435,834

 

1,470,104

 

16,170,993

 

(19,076,931

)

 

Total assets

 

$

14,699,644

 

$

14,586,870

 

$

35,685,642

 

$

(52,881,683

)

$

12,090,473

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

 

$

40,000

 

$

8

 

$

5,166

 

$

 

$

45,174

 

Accounts payable

 

 

1,835,874

 

3,014,641

 

 

4,850,515

 

Accrued payroll

 

 

102,492

 

243,047

 

 

345,539

 

Inter company payable

 

10,194,546

 

11,824,715

 

7,709,885

 

(29,729,146

)

 

Other current liabilities

 

37,346

 

819,820

 

1,110,328

 

 

1,967,494

 

Total current liabilities

 

10,271,892

 

14,582,909

 

12,083,067

 

(29,729,146

)

7,208,722

 

Long term liabilities

 

2,076,660

 

2,090,365

 

2,401,487

 

(4,075,606

)

2,492,906

 

Flextronics International Ltd. shareholders’ equity (deficit)

 

2,351,092

 

(2,086,404

)

21,163,335

 

(19,076,931

)

2,351,092

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

37,753

 

 

37,753

 

Total shareholders’ equity (deficit)

 

2,351,092

 

(2,086,404

)

21,201,088

 

(19,076,931

)

2,388,845

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

14,699,644

 

$

14,586,870

 

$

35,685,642

 

$

(52,881,683

)

$

12,090,473

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2014

 

 

 

Parent

 

Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Eliminations

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

638,714

 

$

210,462

 

$

744,552

 

$

 

$

1,593,728

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

1,229,243

 

1,468,742

 

 

2,697,985

 

Inventories

 

 

1,705,872

 

1,893,136

 

 

3,599,008

 

Inter company receivable

 

8,867,520

 

6,963,002

 

9,528,158

 

(25,358,680

)

 

Other current assets

 

246

 

383,590

 

1,125,769

 

 

1,509,605

 

Total current assets

 

9,506,480

 

10,492,169

 

14,760,357

 

(25,358,680

)

9,400,326

 

Property and equipment, net

 

 

487,166

 

1,801,490

 

 

2,288,656

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

 

775

 

46,916

 

329,527

 

 

377,218

 

Other assets

 

2,585,169

 

120,739

 

4,692,156

 

(6,964,114

)

433,950

 

Investment in subsidiaries

 

3,350,690

 

763,780

 

15,994,981

 

(20,109,451

)

 

Total assets

 

$

15,443,114

 

$

11,910,770

 

$

37,578,511

 

$

(52,432,245

)

$

12,500,150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank borrowings and current portion of long-term debt

 

$

32,500

 

$

60

 

$

15

 

$

 

$

32,575

 

Accounts payable

 

 

1,614,384

 

3,133,395

 

 

4,747,779

 

Accrued payroll

 

 

106,046

 

248,843

 

 

354,889

 

Inter company payable

 

8,607,486

 

10,126,691

 

6,624,503

 

(25,358,680

)

 

Other current liabilities

 

24,868

 

756,767

 

1,739,809

 

 

2,521,444

 

Total current liabilities

 

8,664,854

 

12,603,948

 

11,746,565

 

(25,358,680

)

7,656,687

 

Long term liabilities

 

4,615,210

 

2,140,985

 

2,849,703

 

(6,964,114

)

2,641,784

 

Flextronics International Ltd. shareholders’ equity (deficit)

 

2,163,050

 

(2,834,163

)

22,943,614

 

(20,109,451

)

2,163,050

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

 

 

38,629

 

 

38,629

 

Total shareholders’ equity (deficit)

 

2,163,050

 

(2,834,163

)

22,982,243

 

(20,109,451

)

2,201,679

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

15,443,114

 

$

11,910,770

 

$

37,578,511

 

$

(52,432,245

)

$

12,500,150

 

 

Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations for the Three-Month Period Ended December 31, 2014

 

 

 

Parent

 

Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Eliminations

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Net sales

 

$

 

$

4,710,233

 

$

5,484,088

 

$

(3,169,267

)

$

7,025,054

 

Cost of sales

 

 

4,317,463

 

5,468,201

 

(3,169,267

)

6,616,397

 

Gross profit

 

 

392,770

 

15,887

 

 

408,657

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

57,644

 

158,349

 

 

215,993

 

Intangible amortization

 

75

 

708

 

7,262

 

 

8,045

 

Interest and other, net

 

27,876

 

224,280

 

(238,054

)

 

14,102

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

(27,951

)

110,138

 

88,330

 

 

170,517

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

(5,737

)

23,355

 

 

17,618

 

Equity in earnings in subsidiaries

 

180,850

 

(58,855

)

60,603

 

(182,598

)

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

152,899

 

$

57,020

 

$

125,578

 

$

(182,598

)

$

152,899

 

 

Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations for the Three-Month Period Ended December 31, 2013

 

 

 

Parent

 

Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Eliminations

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Net sales

 

$

 

$

5,023,965

 

$

6,735,557

 

$

(4,576,080

)

$

7,183,442

 

Cost of sales

 

 

4,661,230

 

6,699,673

 

(4,576,080

)

6,784,823

 

Gross profit

 

 

362,735

 

35,884

 

 

398,619

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

52,963

 

171,613

 

 

224,576

 

Intangible amortization

 

75

 

1,018

 

4,482

 

 

5,575

 

Interest and other, net

 

(277,297

)

353,773

 

(61,733

)

 

14,743

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

277,222

 

(45,019

)

(78,478

)

 

153,725

 

Provision for income taxes

 

26

 

3,355

 

5,187

 

 

8,568

 

Equity in earnings in subsidiaries

 

(132,039

)

20,728

 

53,320

 

57,991

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

145,157

 

$

(27,646

)

$

(30,345

)

$

57,991

 

$

145,157

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations for the Nine-Month Period Ended December 31, 2014

 

 

 

Parent

 

Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Eliminations

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Net sales

 

$

 

$

13,678,457

 

$

15,509,537

 

$

(8,991,678

)

$

20,196,316

 

Cost of sales

 

 

12,615,600

 

15,405,871

 

(8,991,678

)

19,029,793

 

Gross profit

 

 

1,062,857

 

103,666

 

 

1,166,523

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

169,663

 

460,197

 

 

629,860

 

Intangible amortization

 

225

 

1,936

 

21,067

 

 

23,228

 

Interest and other, net

 

(24,933

)

761,224

 

(737,639

)

 

(1,348

)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

24,708

 

130,034

 

360,041

 

 

514,783

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

9,053

 

40,041

 

 

49,094

 

Equity in earnings in subsidiaries

 

440,981

 

(47,994

)

147,182

 

(540,169

)

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

465,689

 

$

72,987

 

$

467,182

 

$

(540,169

)

$

465,689

 

 

Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations for the Nine-Month Period Ended December 31, 2013

 

 

 

Parent

 

Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries

 

Eliminations

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Net sales

 

$

 

$

13,090,309

 

$

16,317,600

 

$

(10,023,236

)

$

19,384,673

 

Cost of sales

 

 

12,025,135

 

16,304,697

 

(10,023,236