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Ecolab 10-Q 2010

Documents found in this filing:

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  2. Ex-15
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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, 2010

 

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 No. 1-9328

 

ECOLAB INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

41-0231510

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

370 Wabasha Street N., St. Paul, Minnesota  55102

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

 

1-800-232-6522

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

(Not Applicable)

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year,

if changed since last report)

 

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 Regulations 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 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 issuer’s classes of common stock, as of April 30, 2010.

 

233,372,148 shares of common stock, par value $1.00 per share.

 

 

 



 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

ECOLAB INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31

 

(millions, except per share)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

1,432.1

 

$

1,348.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales (including special charges of $8.0 in 2009)

 

716.7

 

707.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

558.1

 

516.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special gains and charges

 

3.5

 

26.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

153.8

 

97.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

15.0

 

15.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

 

138.8

 

81.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

 

43.1

 

24.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income including noncontrolling interest

 

95.7

 

57.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

0.2

 

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Ecolab

 

$

95.5

 

$

57.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Ecolab per common share

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.41

 

$

0.24

 

Diluted

 

$

0.40

 

$

0.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends declared per common share

 

$

0.1550

 

$

0.1400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

235.4

 

236.1

 

Diluted

 

239.0

 

238.1

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial information.

 

2



 

ECOLAB INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 

 

 

March 31

 

December 31

 

(millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

85.3

 

$

73.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

950.2

 

1,016.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

468.9

 

493.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

86.2

 

83.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other current assets

 

127.7

 

147.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

1,718.3

 

1,814.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

1,141.8

 

1,176.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

1,342.2

 

1,414.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other intangible assets, net

 

295.6

 

312.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

271.3

 

303.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

4,769.2

 

$

5,020.9

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial information.

 

(Continued)

 

3



 

ECOLAB INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (Continued)

 

 

 

March 31

 

December 31

 

(millions, except per share)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term debt

 

$

361.1

 

$

98.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

316.0

 

360.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation and benefits

 

231.9

 

302.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

 

30.9

 

21.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other current liabilities

 

430.1

 

466.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,370.0

 

1,250.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

677.9

 

868.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postretirement health care and pension benefits

 

581.2

 

603.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other liabilities

 

271.6

 

288.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity (a)

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock

 

330.3

 

329.8

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

1,198.9

 

1,179.3

 

Retained earnings

 

2,957.1

 

2,898.1

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(307.7

)

(232.9

)

Treasury stock

 

(2,317.9

)

(2,173.4

)

Total Ecolab shareholders’ equity

 

1,860.7

 

2,000.9

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

7.8

 

8.7

 

Total equity

 

1,868.5

 

2,009.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

4,769.2

 

$

5,020.9

 

 


(a)               Common stock, 400 million shares authorized, $1.00 par value per share, 233.9 million shares outstanding at March 31, 2010, 236.6 million shares outstanding at December 31, 2009.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial information.

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31

 

(millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income including noncontrolling interest

 

$

95.7

 

$

57.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income including noncontrolling interest to cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

86.2

 

80.4

 

Deferred income taxes

 

2.2

 

5.8

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

4.4

 

7.9

 

Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements

 

(2.6

)

(0.2

)

Pension and postretirement plan contributions

 

(6.7

)

(56.1

)

Pension and postretirement plan expense

 

22.9

 

20.2

 

Restructuring, net of cash paid

 

 

24.7

 

Other, net

 

4.0

 

2.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

19.2

 

45.0

 

Inventories

 

5.0

 

(5.8

)

Other assets

 

13.1

 

(20.9

)

Accounts payable

 

(31.3

)

(48.2

)

Other liabilities

 

(76.7

)

(85.4

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash provided by operating activities

 

$

135.4

 

$

27.4

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial information.

 

(Continued)

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31

 

(millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

$

(51.0

)

$

(51.2

)

Capitalized software expenditures

 

(8.6

)

(8.0

)

Property sold

 

0.8

 

0.7

 

Businesses acquired and investments in affiliates, net of cash acquired

 

 

(4.5

)

Sale of businesses

 

1.3

 

 

Cash used for investing activities

 

(57.5

)

(63.0

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net issuances (repayments) of commercial paper and notes payable

 

112.7

 

81.8

 

Long-term debt repayments

 

(1.4

)

(2.0

)

Reacquired shares

 

(144.7

)

(0.1

)

Cash dividends on common stock

 

(36.8

)

(33.0

)

Exercise of employee stock options

 

13.7

 

1.8

 

Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements

 

2.6

 

0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash provided by (used for) financing activities

 

(53.9

)

48.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(12.3

)

(0.3

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

11.7

 

12.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

73.6

 

66.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

85.3

 

$

79.5

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial information.

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1.             Consolidated Financial Information

 

The unaudited consolidated financial information for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, reflect, in the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of Ecolab Inc. (“the company”) for the interim periods presented. The financial results for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. The consolidated balance sheet data as of December 31, 2009 was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  The unaudited consolidated financial information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto incorporated in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.

 

With respect to the unaudited financial information of the company for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 included in this Form 10-Q, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP reported that they have applied limited procedures in accordance with professional standards for a review of such information. Therefore, their separate report dated May 6, 2010 appearing herein, states that they did not audit and they do not express an opinion on that unaudited financial information. Accordingly, the degree of reliance on their report on such information should be restricted in light of the limited nature of the review procedures applied. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is not subject to the liability provisions of Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”) for their report on the unaudited financial information because that report is not a report or a part of a registration statement prepared or certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP within the meaning of Sections 7 and 11 of the Act.

 

2.             Special Gains and Charges

 

Special gains and charges reported on the Consolidated Statement of Income include the following:

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31

 

March 31

 

(millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring charges

 

$

 

$

8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special gains and charges

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring charges

 

 

24.7

 

Venezuela currency devaluation

 

4.2

 

 

Business structure and optimization

 

0.6

 

1.0

 

Business write-downs and closures

 

(1.0

)

 

Other items

 

(0.3

)

0.8

 

Total

 

3.5

 

26.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total special gains and charges

 

$

3.5

 

$

34.5

 

 

Beginning in 2010, Venezuela has been designated hyper-inflationary and as such all foreign currency fluctuations are recorded in income. On January 8, 2010 the Venezuelan government devalued its currency (Bolivar Fuerte). As a result of the devaluation, the company recorded a charge of $4.2 million in the first quarter of 2010 due to remeasurement of the local balance sheet using the “official” rate of exchange for the Bolivar Fuerte.

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

2.             Special Gains and Charges (Continued)

 

In 2009, the company completed restructuring and other cost-saving actions in order to streamline operations and improve efficiency and effectiveness. The restructuring included a reduction of the company’s global workforce by 950 positions or 4% and the reduction of plant and distribution center locations during 2009. As a result of these actions, the company recorded restructuring charges of $32.7 million ($20.9 million after tax) in the first quarter of 2009. The restructuring plan was finalized and all actions, except for certain cash payments, were completed as of December 31, 2009.

 

The restructuring charges and subsequent reductions to the related liability accounts include the following:

 

 

 

Employee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Termination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(millions)

 

Costs

 

Disposals

 

Other

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter 2009:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recorded expense and accrual

 

$

31.2

 

$

0.6

 

$

0.9

 

$

32.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash payments

 

(8.0

)

 

 

 

 

(8.0

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash charges

 

 

 

(0.6

)

(0.9

)

(1.5

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring liability, March 31, 2009

 

$

23.2

 

$

 

$

 

$

23.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter 2010:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring liability December 31, 2009

 

$

18.6

 

$

 

$

1.4

 

$

20.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash payments

 

(8.0

)

 

 

(0.9

)

(8.9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of foreign currency translation

 

(0.6

)

 

 

 

 

(0.6

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restructuring liability, March 31, 2010

 

$

10.0

 

$

 

$

0.5

 

$

10.5

 

 

Restructuring charges have been included as a component of both cost of sales and special gains and charges on the Consolidated Statement of Income for 2009. Amounts included as a component of cost of sales include asset write-downs and manufacturing related severance. Restructuring liabilities have been classified as a component of other current liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. The majority of the remaining accrued amount is expected to be paid in 2010.

 

Employee termination costs include personnel reductions and related costs for severance, benefits and outplacement services. Asset disposals include inventory and intangible asset write-downs related to the discontinuance of product lines which are not consistent with the company’s long-term strategies. Other charges include one-time curtailment and settlement charges related to the company’s International pension plans and U.S. postretirement health care benefits plan, and lease terminations.

 

For segment reporting purposes, special gains and charges are included in the Corporate segment, which is consistent with the company’s internal management reporting.

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

3.             Selected Balance Sheet Information

 

 

 

March 31

 

December 31

 

(millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

$

995.2

 

$

1,068.5

 

Allowance for doubtful accounts

 

(45.0

)

(52.4

)

Total

 

$

950.2

 

$

1,016.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

 

 

 

 

Finished goods

 

$

274.3

 

$

293.4

 

Raw materials and parts

 

217.2

 

222.9

 

Inventories at FIFO cost

 

491.5

 

516.3

 

Excess of FIFO cost over LIFO cost

 

(22.6

)

(22.9

)

Total

 

$

468.9

 

$

493.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

 

 

 

 

Land

 

$

28.1

 

$

28.8

 

Buildings and leaseholds

 

345.0

 

350.5

 

Machinery and equipment

 

702.4

 

718.0

 

Merchandising equipment

 

1,404.3

 

1,424.2

 

Capitalized software

 

265.6

 

236.6

 

Construction in progress

 

74.6

 

108.4

 

 

 

2,820.0

 

2,866.5

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

(1,678.2

)

(1,690.3

)

Total

 

$

1,141.8

 

$

1,176.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other intangible assets, gross

 

 

 

 

 

Customer relationships

 

$

282.7

 

$

301.6

 

Intellectual property

 

84.5

 

83.9

 

Trademarks

 

114.3

 

115.7

 

Other intangibles

 

59.3

 

59.5

 

 

 

540.8

 

560.7

 

Accumulated amortization

 

 

 

 

 

Customer relationships

 

(156.8

)

(163.2

)

Intellectual property

 

(31.0

)

(29.7

)

Trademarks

 

(40.2

)

(39.4

)

Other intangibles

 

(17.2

)

(15.9

)

Other intangible assets, net

 

$

295.6

 

$

312.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

$

109.1

 

$

139.6

 

Pension

 

9.2

 

9.8

 

Other

 

153.0

 

154.5

 

Total

 

$

271.3

 

$

303.9

 

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

3.             Selected Balance Sheet Information (Continued)

 

 

 

March 31

 

December 31

 

(millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term debt

 

 

 

 

 

Notes payable

 

$

203.4

 

$

90.6

 

Long-term debt, current maturities

 

157.7

 

7.9

 

Total

 

$

361.1

 

$

98.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and rebates

 

$

217.6

 

$

218.5

 

Dividends payable

 

36.6

 

36.8

 

Interest payable

 

8.3

 

9.6

 

Taxes payable, other than income

 

38.8

 

57.8

 

Foreign exchange contracts

 

5.6

 

5.7

 

Restructuring

 

10.5

 

20.0

 

Other

 

112.7

 

118.5

 

Total

 

$

430.1

 

$

466.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income taxes

 

$

80.2

 

$

86.7

 

Income taxes payable - non-current

 

76.6

 

82.7

 

Other

 

114.8

 

119.2

 

Total

 

$

271.6

 

$

288.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized loss on financial instruments, net of tax

 

$

(2.6

)

$

(3.7

)

Unrecognized pension and postretirement benefit expense

 

(411.7

)

(426.1

)

Cumulative translation

 

106.6

 

196.9

 

Total

 

$

(307.7

)

$

(232.9

)

 

4.             Interest

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31

 

March 31

 

(millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

$

16.3

 

$

17.8

 

Interest income

 

(1.3

)

(2.0

)

Interest expense, net

 

$

15.0

 

$

15.8

 

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

5.             Financial Instruments and Hedging Transactions

 

The carrying amount and the estimated fair value of financial instruments held by the company were:

 

 

 

March 31, 2010

 

December 31, 2009

 

 

 

Carrying

 

Fair

 

Carrying

 

Fair

 

(millions)

 

Amount

 

Value

 

Amount

 

Value

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

85.3

 

$

85.3

 

$

73.6

 

$

73.6

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

950.2

 

950.2

 

1,016.1

 

1,016.1

 

Foreign currency forward contracts

 

1.8

 

1.8

 

3.2

 

3.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forward contracts

 

5.6

 

5.6

 

5.7

 

5.7

 

Notes payable

 

35.4

 

35.4

 

16.2

 

16.2

 

Commercial paper

 

168.0

 

168.0

 

74.4

 

74.4

 

Long-term debt (including current maturities)

 

835.6

 

880.0

 

876.7

 

908.7

 

 

The carrying amount of cash equivalents, accounts receivable, notes payable and commercial paper approximate fair value because of their short maturities. The carrying amount of foreign exchange contracts is at fair value, which is determined based on foreign currency exchange rates as of the balance sheet date (level 2 - significant other observable inputs). The fair value of long-term debt is based on quoted market prices for the same or similar debt instruments. The company has concluded that it does not have any amounts of financial assets and liabilities measured using the company’s own assumptions of fair market value (level 3 - unobservable inputs).

 

Derivative Instruments and Hedging

 

The company uses foreign currency forward contracts, interest rate swaps and foreign currency debt to manage risks associated with foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and net investments in foreign operations. The company records all derivatives as assets and liabilities on the balance sheet at fair value. Changes in fair value are recognized immediately in earnings unless the derivative qualifies and is designated as a hedge. The effective portion of changes in fair value of hedges are initially recognized in accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”) on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. Amounts recorded in AOCI are reclassified into earnings in the same period or periods during which the hedged transactions affect earnings. The company evaluates hedge effectiveness at inception and on an ongoing basis. If a derivative is no longer expected to be effective, hedge accounting is discontinued. Hedge ineffectiveness, if any, is recorded in earnings.

 

The company does not hold derivative financial instruments of a speculative nature. The company is exposed to credit loss in the event of nonperformance of counterparties for foreign currency forward exchange contracts and interest rate swap agreements. The company monitors its exposure to credit risk by using credit approvals and credit limits and by selecting major international banks and financial institutions as counterparties. The company does not anticipate nonperformance by any of these counterparties.

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

5.             Financial Instruments and Hedging Transactions (Continued)

 

Derivatives Designated as Cash Flow Hedges

 

The company utilizes foreign currency forward contracts to hedge the effect of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations on forecasted foreign currency transactions, including: sales, inventory purchases, and intercompany royalty and management fee payments. These forward contracts are designated as cash flow hedges. The effective portions of the changes in fair value of these contracts are recorded in AOCI until the hedged items affect earnings, at which time the gain or loss is reclassified into the same line item in the Consolidated Statement of Income as the underlying exposure being hedged. All hedged transactions are forecasted to occur within the next twelve months.

 

The company occasionally enters into interest rate swap contracts to manage interest rate exposures. In 2006 the company entered into and subsequently closed two forward starting swap contracts related to the issuance of its senior euro notes. The settlement payment was recorded in AOCI and is recognized in earnings as part of interest expense over the remaining life of the notes as the forecasted interest transactions occur.

 

Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments

 

The company also uses foreign currency forward contracts to offset its exposure to the change in value of certain foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities, primarily receivables and payables.  Although the contracts are effective economic hedges, they are not designated as accounting hedges. Therefore, changes in the value of these derivatives are recognized immediately in earnings, thereby offsetting the current earnings effect of the related foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities.

 

The following table summarizes the fair value of the company’s outstanding derivatives:

 

 

 

Asset Derivatives

 

Liability Derivatives

 

 

 

Balance

 

 

 

 

 

Balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheet

 

March 31

 

December 31

 

Sheet

 

March 31

 

December 31

 

(millions)

 

Location

 

2010

 

2009

 

Location

 

2010

 

2009

 

Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forward contracts

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

current

 

 

 

 

 

current

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assets

 

$

1.0

 

$

0.9

 

liabilities

 

$

1.9

 

$

4.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forward contracts

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

current

 

 

 

 

 

current

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assets

 

0.8

 

2.3

 

liabilities

 

3.7

 

1.6

 

Total

 

 

 

$

1.8

 

$

3.2

 

 

 

$

5.6

 

$

5.7

 

 

The company had foreign currency forward exchange contracts with notional values that totaled approximately $406 million at March 31, 2010, and $356 million at December 31, 2009.

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

5.             Financial Instruments and Hedging Transactions (Continued)

 

The impact on AOCI and earnings from derivative contracts that qualified as cash flow hedges was as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

 

 

March 31

 

(millions)

 

Location

 

2010

 

2009

 

Unrealized gain (loss) recognized into AOCI (effective portion)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forward contracts

 

AOCI (equity)

 

$

1.2

 

$

6.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain (loss) reclassified from AOCI into income (effective portion)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forward contracts

 

Sales

 

$

(0.2

)

$

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

(1.7

)

1.0

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

0.3

 

1.2

 

 

 

 

 

(1.6

)

2.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate swap contract

 

Interest expense, net

 

(0.1

)

(0.1

)

 

 

 

 

$

(1.7

)

$

2.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain (loss) recognized in income on derivative (ineffective portion)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forward contracts

 

Interest expense, net

 

$

(0.2

)

$

(0.6

)

 

The impact on earnings from derivative contracts that are not designated as hedging instruments was as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

 

 

March 31

 

(millions)

 

Location

 

2010

 

2009

 

Gain (loss) recognized in income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forward contracts

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

$

(6.1

)

$

0.5

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

(1.4

)

(2.4

)

 

 

 

 

$

(7.5

)

$

(1.9

)

 

The amounts recognized in earnings above offset the earnings impact of the related foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities.

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

5.             Financial Instruments and Hedging Transactions (Continued)

 

Net Investment Hedge

 

The company designates its euro 300 million ($409 million as of March 31, 2010) senior notes and related accrued interest as a hedge of existing foreign currency exposures related to net investments the company has in certain Euro functional subsidiaries. Accordingly, the transaction gains and losses on the euronotes which are designated and effective as hedges of the company’s net investments have been included as a component of the cumulative translation adjustment account. Total transaction gains and losses related to the euronotes charged to shareholders’ equity were as follows:

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31

 

(millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transaction gains, net of tax

 

$

25.5

 

$

0.1

 

 

6.             Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31

 

(millions)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income including noncontrolling interest

 

$

95.7

 

$

57.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation

 

(90.3

)

(24.3

)

Derivative instruments

 

1.1

 

0.7

 

Pension and postretirement benefits

 

14.4

 

2.8

 

Total

 

(74.8

)

(20.8

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income, including noncontrolling interest

 

20.9

 

36.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

(0.9

)

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income attributable to Ecolab

 

$

21.8

 

$

36.8

 

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

7.             Business Acquisitions and Dispositions

 

There were no acquisitions or material business disposals during the first quarter of 2010.

 

There were no business disposals during the first quarter of 2009. In February 2009, the company acquired assets of the Stackhouse business of CORPAK Medsystems, Inc.  Stackhouse is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of surgical helmets and smoke evacuators, primarily for use during orthopedic surgeries.  The business, which has annual sales of approximately $4 million, became part of the company’s U.S. Cleaning & Sanitizing operations during the first quarter of 2009.

 

Acquisitions in 2009 are not material to the company’s consolidated financial statements; therefore pro forma financial information is not presented. The aggregate purchase price of acquisitions has been reduced for any cash or cash equivalents acquired with the acquisitions.

 

Based upon purchase price allocations, the components of the aggregate purchase prices of acquisitions and investments in affiliates made were as follows:

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31

 

(millions)

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

Net tangible assets acquired

 

$

2.3

 

 

 

 

 

Identifiable intangible assets

 

 

 

Customer relationships

 

0.9

 

Intellectual property

 

1.0

 

Total

 

1.9

 

Goodwill

 

0.3

 

Net cash paid for acquisitions

 

$

4.5

 

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

7.             Business Acquisitions and Dispositions (Continued)

 

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for each of the company’s reportable segments for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 were as follows:

 

 

 

United States

 

 

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

Cleaning &

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(millions)

 

Sanitizing

 

Services

 

Total

 

International

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as of December 31, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

$

446.8

 

$

50.5

 

$

497.3

 

$

920.8

 

$

1,418.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated impairment loss(1)

 

 

 

 

(4.0

)

(4.0

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill, net

 

446.8

 

50.5

 

497.3

 

916.8

 

1,414.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill allocated to business disposals

 

 

 

 

(0.1

)

(0.1

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation

 

 

 

 

(71.8

)

(71.8

)

Total change

 

 

 

 

(71.9

)

(71.9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as of March 31, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

446.8

 

50.5

 

497.3

 

848.9

 

1,346.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated impairment loss(1)

 

 

 

 

(4.0

)

(4.0

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill, net

 

$

446.8

 

$

50.5

 

$

497.3

 

$

844.9

 

$

1,342.2

 

 


(1)Since adoption of FASB guidance for goodwill and other intangibles on January 1, 2002.

 

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ECOLAB INC.

CONDENSED NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

8.             Net Income Attributable to Ecolab Per Common Share

 

The computations of the basic and diluted net income attributable to Ecolab per share amounts were as follows:

 

 

 

First Quarter Ended

 

 

 

March 31

 

(millions, except per share)

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Ecolab

 

$

95.5

 

$