Graco 10-Q 2011
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the quarterly period ended July 1, 2011
Commission File Number: 001-09249
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60,850,000 shares of the Registrants Common Stock, $1.00 par value, were outstanding as of July 20, 2011.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(In thousands except per share amounts)
See notes to consolidated financial statements.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
See notes to consolidated financial statements.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited) (In thousands)
See notes to consolidated financial statements.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
In the opinion of management, these consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position of Graco Inc. and Subsidiaries as of July 1, 2011, and the results of operations and cash flows for all periods presented.
In the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company changed its cash flow presentation of notes payable activity, for all periods presented, to separately disclose borrowings and payments. The Company also changed the cash flow presentation of activity on the swingline portion of its long-term revolving credit arrangement by changing the method it uses to accumulate borrowing and payment amounts. In prior periods, such activity was disclosed on a net basis. The effect of this change was to increase both borrowings and payments on long-term line of credit by $46 million in the first half of 2010. These changes had no impact on net cash used in financing activities.
Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted. Therefore, these statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Companys 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results that will be realized for the full fiscal year.
Stock options to purchase 438,000 and 2,987,000 shares were not included in the 2011 and 2010 computations of diluted earnings per share, respectively, because they would have been anti-dilutive.
The Company recognized year-to-date share-based compensation of $6.3 million in 2011 and $5.1 million in 2010. As of July 1, 2011, there was $11.3 million of unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested options, expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 2.2 years.
The fair value of each option grant is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following weighted average assumptions and results:
Under the Companys Employee Stock Purchase Plan, the Company issued 313,000 shares in 2011 and 436,000 shares in 2010. The fair value of the employees purchase rights under this Plan was estimated on the date of grant. The benefit of the 15 percent discount from the lesser of the fair market value per common share on the first day and the last day of the plan year was added to the fair value of the employees purchase rights determined using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following assumptions and results:
Components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) were (in thousands):
Unallocated corporate includes $3 million of expense in 2011 related to the pending acquisition of ITWs finishing businesses.
Assets by segment were as follows (in thousands):
Amortization of intangibles was $2.9 million in the second quarter of 2011 and $5.7 million year-to-date. Estimated annual amortization expense is as follows: $10.9 million in 2011, $9.0 million in 2012, $4.3 million in 2013, $0.9 million in 2014, $0.5 million in 2015 and $0.2 million thereafter.
A liability is established for estimated future warranty and service claims that relate to current and prior period sales. The Company estimates warranty costs based on historical claim experience and other factors including evaluating specific product warranty issues. Following is a summary of activity in accrued warranty and service liabilities (in thousands):
As part of its risk management program, the Company may periodically use forward exchange contracts and interest rate swaps to manage known market exposures. Terms of derivative instruments are structured to match the terms of the risk being managed and are generally held to maturity. The Company does not hold or issue derivative financial instruments for trading purposes. All other contracts that contain provisions meeting the definition of a derivative also meet the requirements of, and have been designated as, normal purchases or sales. The Companys policy is to not enter into contracts with terms that cannot be designated as normal purchases or sales.
The Company periodically evaluates its monetary asset and liability positions denominated in foreign currencies. The Company enters into forward contracts or options, or borrows in various currencies, in order to hedge its net monetary positions. These instruments are recorded at current market values and the gains and losses are included in other expense (income), net. The notional amount of contracts outstanding as of July 1, 2011, totaled $23 million. The Company believes it uses strong financial counterparts in these transactions and that the resulting credit risk under these hedging strategies is not significant.
The Company uses significant other observable inputs to value the derivative instruments used to hedge interest rate volatility and net monetary positions, including reference to market prices and financial models that incorporate relevant market assumptions. The fair market value and balance sheet classification of such instruments follows (in thousands):
Interest rates and maturity dates on the four series of notes are as follows (dollars in millions):
The note agreement requires the Company to maintain certain financial ratios as to cash flow leverage and interest coverage.
The Company is in compliance with all financial covenants of its debt agreements.
The estimated fair value of the notes sold in March 2011 is not significantly different from the $150 million carrying amount as of July 1, 2011.
Also in April 2011, the Company acquired the assets and assumed certain liabilities of Eccentric Pumps, LLC (Eccentric) for approximately $2.1 million cash. Eccentric was engaged in the business of designing and selling peristaltic hose pumps for metering, dosing and transferring fluids. The Company expects to employ the Eccentric assets to expand and complement its Industrial segment business. The purchase price was allocated based on estimated fair values, including $1.7 million of goodwill and $0.7 million of other identifiable intangible assets.
The Company designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid materials. Management classifies the Companys business into three reportable segments: Industrial, Contractor and Lubrication. Key strategies include developing and marketing new products, expanding distribution globally, opening new markets with technology and channel expansion and completing strategic acquisitions.
The following Managements Discussion and Analysis reviews significant factors affecting the Companys results of operations and financial condition. This discussion should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes to the financial statements.
Results of Operations
Net sales, net earnings and earnings per share were as follows (in millions except per share amounts and percentages):
All segments and geographic regions had strong percentage revenue growth over last year for the quarter and year-to-date. Volume increases continued to drive improvement in net earnings. Changes in translation rates increased net earnings for the quarter by approximately $4 million and increased year-to-date earnings by approximately $5 million.
Sales by geographic area were as follows (in millions):
1 North and South America, including the U.S.
2 Europe, Africa and Middle East
Sales for the quarter increased 22 percent (18 percent at consistent translation rates), including increases of 14 percent in the Americas, 32 percent in Europe (21 percent at consistent translation rates) and 34 percent in Asia Pacific (27 percent at consistent translation rates). Year-to-date sales increased 27 percent (24 percent at consistent translation rates), with increases of 23 percent in the Americas, 30 percent in Europe (24 percent at consistent translation rates) and 35 percent in Asia Pacific (29 percent at consistent translation rates).
Gross profit margin, expressed as a percentage of sales, was 56 1/2 percent for the quarter, up 3 percentage points from the second quarter last year. The year-to-date gross margin rate was 57 percent, also 3 percentage points higher than the rate for the comparable period last year. The favorable effects of higher volume, translation, and selling price increases were offset somewhat by higher material costs for both the quarter and the year-to-date.
Total operating expenses increased $11 million for the quarter and $22 million year-to-date. Selling, marketing and distribution expenses increased $7 million for the quarter and $15 million year-to-date, from translation, headcount increases (mostly in Europe and Asia Pacific) and higher marketing and promotion expenses (mainly in Contractor segment). General and administrative expense for the quarter increased $4 million, including $3 million related to the pending acquisition of ITWs finishing businesses.
The effective income tax rate of 32 percent for the quarter and 33 percent for the year-to-date is lower than the 35 percent rate for both the quarter and year-to-date periods last year. The decrease is mainly due to the federal R&D credit included in the 2011 rate (the federal R&D credit was not available in 2010 until the fourth quarter).
Certain measurements of segment operations compared to last year are summarized below:
Industrial segment sales for the quarter increased 23 percent in the Americas, 33 percent in Europe (22 percent at consistent translation rates) and 34 percent in Asia Pacific (28 percent at consistent translation rates). Year-to-date sales increased 25 percent in the Americas, 28 percent in Europe (23 percent at consistent translation rates) and 33 percent in Asia Pacific (28 percent at consistent translation rates).
Higher volume and expense leverage contributed to the improvement in operating earnings as a percentage of sales.
Contractor segment sales for the quarter increased 2 percent in the Americas, 29 percent in Europe (17 percent at consistent translation rates) and 23 percent in Asia Pacific (13 percent at consistent translation rates). Year-to-date sales increased 17 percent in the Americas, 30 percent in Europe (24 percent at consistent translation rates) and 30 percent in Asia Pacific (22 percent at consistent translation rates).
Higher volume and expense leverage contributed to the improvement in operating earnings as a percentage of sales. High product development expenses affected the operating margin rate
in 2010, and increased marketing, including product launch and promotion expenses, moderated the improvement in 2011.
Lubrication segment sales for the quarter increased 30 percent in the Americas, 55 percent in Europe and 64 percent in Asia Pacific. Year-to-date sales increased 34 percent in the Americas, 55 percent in Europe and 63 percent in Asia Pacific.
Higher volume and expense leverage contributed to the improvement in operating earnings as a percentage of sales.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Net cash provided by operating activities was $44 million in 2011 and $28 million in 2010. The effect of higher net earnings was offset by higher 2010 incentive and bonus payments made in the first quarter of 2011.
Since the end of 2010, inventories increased by $22 million to meet higher demand, and accounts receivable increased by $35 million due to higher sales levels.
At July 1, 2011, the Company had various lines of credit totaling $272 million, of which $261 million was unused.
In March 2011, the Company entered into a note agreement and sold $150 million of unsecured notes in a private placement. One series of notes totaling $75 million bears interest at 4.0 percent and matures in 2018. Another series of notes totaling $75 million bears interest at 5.01 percent and matures in 2023. Under terms of the agreement, the Company sold an additional $150 million of unsecured notes on July 26, 2011. One series of notes issued in July totaling $75 million bears interest at 4.88 percent and matures in 2020. Another series of notes issued in July totaling $75 million bears interest at 5.35 percent and matures in 2026. Proceeds were used to repay revolving line of credit borrowings and invested in cash equivalents.
Under terms of the note agreement, interest is payable quarterly. The Company is required to maintain a cash flow leverage ratio of not more than 3.25 to 1.00 and an interest coverage ratio of not less than 3.00 to 1.00. If a significant acquisition is consummated, the agreement allows, for a one-year period, for a cash flow leverage ratio of 3.75 to 1.00 and an interest coverage ratio of not less than 2.50 to 1.00. The note agreement contains covenants typical of
unsecured credit facilities, including customary default provisions. If an event of default occurs, all outstanding obligations may become immediately due and payable. The Company was in compliance with all financial covenants at July 1, 2011.
In April 2011, the Company entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the finishing business operations of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) in a $650 million cash transaction. Closing on the purchase is subject to regulatory reviews and other customary closing conditions. On July 5, 2011, the Company received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission. The issuance of this second request extends the waiting period to close the acquisition to thirty days after the Company has substantially complied with the request. The Company is in the process of responding to the second request.
The Company plans to finance the acquisition with borrowings under the long-term notes referenced above and with borrowings under a new revolving credit facility that will become effective upon closing of the purchase. In May 2011, the Company entered into a credit agreement providing the Company access to a $450 million unsecured revolving credit facility until May 2016. The Company may not obtain any loans under the credit agreement until certain conditions are met, including the closing of the acquisition of ITWs finishing businesses and the Company receiving not less than $75 million in proceeds from the issuance of additional long-term notes.
Internally generated funds and unused financing sources are expected to provide the Company with the flexibility to meet its liquidity needs in 2011.
On a global basis, incoming order rates are stable and management expects market conditions in the second half of 2011 to be generally favorable, with the exception of the U.S. housing and commercial construction markets, which continue to be challenging. Percentage growth trends in the second half of 2011 are expected to be lower as comparisons to prior year become more difficult.
The pending acquisition of the ITW finishing businesses would advance all of the Companys stated core growth strategies, including new products and technology, geographic expansion, and new markets.
SAFE HARBOR CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
A forward-looking statement is any statement made in this report and other reports that the Company files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or in press or earnings releases, analyst briefings and conference calls, which reflects the Companys current thinking on the acquisition of the finishing businesses of ITW, market trends and the Companys future financial performance at the time they are made. All forecasts and projections are forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements in light of new information or future events.
The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 by making cautionary statements concerning any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company. The Company cannot give any assurance that the results forecasted in any forward-looking statement will actually be achieved. Future results could differ materially from those expressed, due to the impact of changes in various factors. These risk factors include, but are not limited to: economic conditions in the United States and other major world economies, currency fluctuations, political instability, changes in laws and regulations, and changes in product demand. In addition, risk factors related to the Companys pending acquisition of the ITW finishing businesses include: whether and when the required regulatory approvals will be obtained, whether and when the closing conditions will be satisfied and whether and when the transaction will close, the ability to close on committed financing on satisfactory terms, the amount of debt that the Company will incur to complete the transaction, completion of purchase price valuation for acquired assets, whether and when the Company will be able to realize the expected financial results and accretive effect of the transaction, how customers, competitors, suppliers and employees will react to the transaction, and economic changes in global markets. Please refer to Item 1A of, and Exhibit 99 to, the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2010 and Item 1A of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a more comprehensive discussion of these and other risk factors.
Investors should realize that factors other than those identified above and in Item 1A and Exhibit 99 might prove important to the Companys future results. It is not possible for management to identify each and every factor that may have an impact on the Companys operations in the future as new factors can develop from time to time.
There have been no material changes related to market risk from the disclosures made in the Companys 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures
As of the end of the fiscal quarter covered by this report, the Company carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of its disclosure controls and procedures. This evaluation was done under the supervision and with the participation of the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President and Controller, and the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Based upon that evaluation, they concluded that the Companys disclosure controls and procedures are effective.
Changes in internal controls
During the quarter, there was no change in the Companys internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected or is reasonably likely to materially affect the Companys internal control over financial reporting.
PART II OTHER INFORMATION
There have been no material changes to the Companys risk factors from those disclosed in the Companys 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K, except for the addition of the risk factor described below:
Pending Acquisition - Our pending acquisition of the finishing business operations of Illinois Tool Works Inc. is subject to regulatory approvals and the expected benefits from the acquisition may not be fully realized.
We have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the finishing business of Illinois Tools Works Inc. (ITW) in a $650 million cash transaction. We cannot predict whether or when the required regulatory approvals will be obtained or if the closing conditions will be satisfied. If we terminate the agreement before April 1, 2012 due to failure to obtain regulatory approval, we will be required to pay a $20 million termination fee. After the transaction closes, significant changes to our financial condition as a result of global economic changes or difficulties in the integration of the newly acquired businesses may affect our ability to obtain the expected benefits from the transaction or to satisfy the financial covenants included in the terms of the financing arrangements.
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
On September 18, 2009, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to purchase up to 6,000,000 shares of its outstanding common stock, primarily through open-market transactions. The authorization expires on September 30, 2012.
In addition to shares purchased under the Board authorizations, the Company purchases shares of common stock held by employees who wish to tender owned shares to satisfy the exercise price or tax withholding on option exercises.
No shares were purchased in the second quarter of 2011. As of July 1, 2011, there were 5,179,638 shares that may yet be purchased under the Board authorization.
Item 6. Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.