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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC  20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended April 1, 2012

 

Commission file number   1-7349

 

BALL CORPORATION

 

State of Indiana

 

35-0160610

 

10 Longs Peak Drive, P.O. Box 5000

Broomfield, CO  80021-2510

303/469-3131

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes x No o

 

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

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer x

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller reporting company o

 

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 the latest practicable date.

 

Class

 

Outstanding at April 29, 2012

Common Stock, without par value

 

156,685,041 shares

 

 

 



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Ball Corporation and Subsidiaries

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

For the period ended April 1, 2012

 

INDEX

 

 

 

Page
Number

 

 

 

PART I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the Three Months Ended April 1, 2012, and April 3, 2011

1

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Earnings for the Three Months Ended April 1, 2012, and April 3, 2011

2

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at April 1, 2012, and December 31, 2011

3

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended April 1, 2012, and April 3, 2011

4

 

 

 

 

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

5

 

 

 

Item 2.

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

32

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

39

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

39

 

 

 

PART II.

OTHER INFORMATION

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PART I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

BALL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

April 1,

 

April 3,

 

($ in millions, except per share amounts)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

2,042.7

 

$

2,011.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales (excluding depreciation and amortization)

 

(1,687.7

)

(1,630.7

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

(69.0

)

(73.6

)

Selling, general and administrative

 

(99.6

)

(99.4

)

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(4.4

)

(13.5

)

 

 

(1,860.7

)

(1,817.2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before interest and taxes

 

182.0

 

194.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(45.3

)

(46.5

)

Debt refinancing costs

 

(15.1

)

 

Total interest expense

 

(60.4

)

(46.5

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before taxes

 

121.6

 

147.5

 

Tax provision

 

(28.0

)

(48.0

)

Equity in results of affiliates, net of tax

 

(0.2

)

 

Net earnings from continuing operations

 

93.4

 

99.5

 

Discontinued operations, net of tax

 

(0.3

)

(1.3

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

93.1

 

98.2

 

Less net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(4.8

)

(6.9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Ball Corporation

 

$

88.3

 

$

91.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts attributable to Ball Corporation:

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

88.6

 

$

92.6

 

Discontinued operations

 

(0.3

)

(1.3

)

Net earnings

 

$

88.3

 

$

91.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic - continuing operations

 

$

0.56

 

$

0.55

 

Basic - discontinued operations

 

 

(0.01

)

Total basic earnings per share

 

$

0.56

 

$

0.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted - continuing operations

 

$

0.55

 

$

0.54

 

Diluted - discontinued operations

 

 

(0.01

)

Total diluted earnings per share

 

$

0.55

 

$

0.53

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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BALL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

April 1,

 

April 3,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

93.1

 

$

98.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive earnings:

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

39.9

 

71.0

 

Pension and other postretirement benefits (net of tax of $4.2 in 2012 and $2.8 in 2011)

 

6.1

 

5.2

 

Effective financial derivatives (net of tax of $11.6 in 2012 and $1.9 in 2011)

 

18.2

 

6.7

 

Mark-to-market adjustments on available for sale securities (net of tax of $6.6 in 2011)

 

 

(10.2

)

Total comprehensive earnings

 

157.3

 

170.9

 

Less comprehensive earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(5.8

)

(6.9

)

Comprehensive earnings attributable to Ball Corporation

 

$

151.5

 

$

164.0

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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BALL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

April 1,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

106.8

 

$

165.8

 

Receivables, net

 

1,101.2

 

910.4

 

Inventories, net

 

1,124.5

 

1,072.5

 

Deferred taxes and other current assets

 

184.3

 

173.2

 

Total current assets

 

2,516.8

 

2,321.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

2,255.6

 

2,220.2

 

Goodwill

 

2,281.0

 

2,247.1

 

Intangibles and other assets, net

 

506.0

 

495.4

 

Total assets

 

$

7,559.4

 

$

7,284.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt

 

$

498.4

 

$

447.4

 

Accounts payable

 

832.6

 

847.3

 

Accrued employee costs

 

202.9

 

248.3

 

Other current liabilities

 

278.6

 

313.1

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,812.5

 

1,856.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

3,130.5

 

2,696.7

 

Employee benefit obligations

 

1,061.1

 

1,143.7

 

Deferred taxes and other liabilities

 

206.6

 

210.1

 

Total liabilities

 

6,210.7

 

5,906.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock (328,078,624 shares issued - 2012; 327,003,933 shares issued - 2011)

 

977.8

 

941.7

 

Retained earnings

 

3,300.9

 

3,228.3

 

Accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss)

 

(272.0

)

(335.2

)

Treasury stock, at cost (171,581,186 shares - 2012; 166,688,309 shares - 2011)

 

(2,820.9

)

(2,615.7

)

Total Ball Corporation shareholders’ equity

 

1,185.8

 

1,219.1

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

162.9

 

158.9

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

1,348.7

 

1,378.0

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

7,559.4

 

$

7,284.6

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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BALL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

April 1,

 

April 3,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

93.1

 

$

98.2

 

Discontinued operations, net of tax

 

0.3

 

1.3

 

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

69.0

 

73.6

 

Deferred taxes

 

9.1

 

4.3

 

Other, net

 

(65.0

)

19.8

 

Changes in working capital components

 

(324.3

)

(270.0

)

Cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities

 

(217.8

)

(72.8

)

Cash provided by (used in) discontinued operating activities

 

(0.5

)

(1.6

)

Total cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

(218.3

)

(74.4

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(76.0

)

(95.0

)

Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

 

(295.2

)

Other, net

 

(10.7

)

6.0

 

Cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

(86.7

)

(384.2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term borrowings

 

1,140.1

 

463.9

 

Repayments of long-term borrowings

 

(636.1

)

(2.2

)

Net change in short-term borrowings

 

(30.9

)

196.2

 

Proceeds from issuances of common stock

 

19.7

 

13.7

 

Acquisitions of treasury stock

 

(210.8

)

(164.3

)

Common dividends

 

(15.6

)

(11.7

)

Other, net

 

(14.9

)

2.4

 

Cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

251.5

 

498.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(5.5

)

1.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in cash and cash equivalents

 

(59.0

)

41.1

 

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period

 

165.8

 

152.0

 

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period

 

$

106.8

 

$

193.1

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

1.              Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Ball Corporation and its controlled affiliates, including its consolidated variable interest entities (collectively Ball, the company, we or our), and have been prepared by the company. Certain information and footnote disclosures, including critical and significant accounting policies normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, have been condensed or omitted for this presentation.

 

Results of operations for the periods shown are not necessarily indicative of results for the year, particularly in view of the seasonality in the packaging segments and the irregularity of contract revenues in the aerospace and technologies segment. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2012, pursuant to Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 (annual report).

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. These estimates are based on historical experience and various assumptions believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ from these estimates under different assumptions and conditions. However, we believe that the financial statements reflect all adjustments which are of a normal and recurring nature and are necessary to fairly state the results of the interim periods.

 

The company utilized a third party appraiser to assist in the evaluation of the estimated useful lives of its drawn and ironed can and related end production equipment used to make beverage cans and ends and two-piece food cans. This evaluation was performed as a result of the global alignment of the company’s use and maintenance practices for this equipment and the company’s experience with the duration over which this equipment can be utilized. As a result, the company has revised the estimated useful lives of this type of equipment utilized throughout the company, which resulted in a net reduction in depreciation expense and cost of sales of $8.9 million ($5.6 million after tax, or $0.03 per diluted share) in the first quarter of 2012 and is expected to result in a net decrease in 2012 full year depreciation expense and cost of sales of approximately $33.7 million ($21.4 million after tax, or $0.13 per diluted share) as compared to the amount of depreciation expense and cost of sales that would have been recognized by utilizing the prior depreciable lives. The company has also evaluated its estimates of the accounting for tooling, spare parts and dunnage, as well as the related obsolescence, and aligned its practices for all operations, resulting in a one-time increase in cost of sales and depreciation expense of $2.3 million ($1.3 million after tax, or $0.01 per diluted share) in the first quarter of 2012 and is expected to result in an increase in cost of sales and depreciation expense of $11.0 million ($6.7 million after tax, or $0.04 per diluted share) for the full year, primarily attributable to the immediate recognition of expense as items are placed in service.

 

Effective January 1, 2012, the company changed the presentation of capitalized software in its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements to classify such assets as intangible assets rather than property, plant and equipment. As a result, the amounts included in the balance sheet in intangible assets were $46.2 million and $45.2 million as of April 1, 2012, and December 31, 2011, respectively. Capitalized software amounts that were previously reported as depreciation have been reclassified to amortization for all periods presented in the statements of earnings and cash flows, as well as in the notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified in order to conform to the current period presentation.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

2.              Accounting Pronouncements

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

 

In September 2011, accounting guidance was issued to allow companies to first perform a qualitative assessment to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying value as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the two-step quantitative goodwill impairment test described in current accounting guidelines. The guidance was effective for Ball on January 1, 2012. Ball will be impacted by this new guidance during the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company performs the annual goodwill impairment test. The company does not expect the adoption to have a material effect on the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2011, accounting guidance was issued requiring that all nonowner changes in stockholders’ equity be presented either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive earnings or in two separate but consecutive statements. The guidance also requires the company present on the face of the financial statements reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from other comprehensive earnings to net earnings, which has been delayed. Ball has historically presented comprehensive earnings within the statement of changes in shareholders’ equity and has adopted the two separate but consecutive statements presentation in its consolidated financial statements effective January 1, 2012. The new guidance did not have a material effect on the company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2011, amendments to existing accounting guidance were issued that result in a more consistent definition of fair value and common requirements for measurement of, and disclosure about, fair value between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. The amendments in the new guidance provide explanations on how to measure fair value but do not require additional fair value measurements. The new fair value guidance was effective for Ball as of January 1, 2012, and did not have a material effect on the company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements or disclosures.

 

New Accounting Guidance

 

In December 2011, accounting guidance was issued requiring disclosures to help reconcile differences in the offsetting requirements under U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The new disclosure requirements mandate that companies disclose both gross and net information about instruments and transactions eligible for offset in the statement of financial position as well as instruments and transactions subject to an agreement similar to a master netting arrangement. The guidance is effective for Ball on January 1, 2013, and is not expected to have a material effect on the company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

3.              Business Segment Information

 

Ball’s operations are organized and reviewed by management along its product lines and presented in the following four reportable segments.

 

Metal beverage packaging, Americas and AsiaConsists of the metal beverage packaging, Americas, operations in the U.S., Canada and Brazil, and the metal beverage packaging, Asia, operations in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Americas and Asia segments have been aggregated based on similar economic and qualitative characteristics. The operations in this reporting segment manufacture and sell metal beverage containers, and also manufacture and sell non-beverage plastic containers in the PRC.

 

Metal beverage packaging, EuropeConsists of operations in several countries in Europe, which manufacture and sell metal beverage containers, extruded aluminum aerosol containers and aluminum slugs.

 

Metal food and household products packaging, Americas:  Consists of operations in the U.S., Canada and Argentina, which manufacture and sell metal food, aerosol, paint and general line containers, as well as decorative specialty containers and aluminum slugs.

 

Aerospace and technologies:  Consists of the manufacture and sale of aerospace and other related products and the providing of services used in the defense, civil space and commercial space industries.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

3.              Business Segment Information (continued)

 

The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. A discussion of the company’s critical and significant accounting policies can be found in Ball’s annual report. The company also has investments in companies in the U.S. and Vietnam, which are accounted for under the equity method of accounting and, accordingly, those results are not included in segment sales or earnings.

 

Summary of Business by Segment

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

April 1,

 

April 3,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Sales

 

 

 

 

 

Metal beverage packaging, Americas & Asia

 

$

1,049.7

 

$

1,032.3

 

Metal beverage packaging, Europe

 

463.0

 

443.0

 

Metal food & household products packaging, Americas

 

330.4

 

344.7

 

Aerospace & technologies

 

201.6

 

191.2

 

Corporate and intercompany eliminations

 

(2.0

)

 

Net sales

 

$

2,042.7

 

$

2,011.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

Metal beverage packaging, Americas & Asia

 

$

105.5

 

$

115.6

 

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(1.7

)

(10.9

)

Total metal beverage packaging, Americas & Asia

 

103.8

 

104.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal beverage packaging, Europe

 

53.7

 

53.1

 

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(1.8

)

(2.6

)

Total metal beverage packaging, Europe

 

51.9

 

50.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal food & household products packaging, Americas

 

28.0

 

39.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerospace & technologies

 

19.7

 

18.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment earnings before interest and taxes

 

203.4

 

213.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undistributed corporate expenses and intercompany eliminations, net

 

(20.5

)

(19.7

)

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(0.9

)

 

Total undistributed corporate expenses and intercompany, net

 

(21.4

)

(19.7

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before interest and taxes

 

182.0

 

194.0

 

Interest expense

 

(60.4

)

(46.5

)

Tax provision

 

(28.0

)

(48.0

)

Equity in results of affiliates, net of tax

 

(0.2

)

 

Net earnings from continuing operations

 

93.4

 

99.5

 

Discontinued operations, net of tax

 

(0.3

)

(1.3

)

Net earnings

 

93.1

 

98.2

 

Less net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(4.8

)

(6.9

)

Net earnings attributable to Ball Corporation

 

$

88.3

 

$

91.3

 

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

3.              Business Segment Information (continued)

 

 

 

April 1,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions) 

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Metal beverage packaging, Americas & Asia

 

$

3,220.5

 

$

3,163.1

 

Metal beverage packaging, Europe

 

2,600.2

 

2,434.3

 

Metal food & household products packaging, Americas

 

1,136.8

 

1,115.0

 

Aerospace & technologies

 

315.6

 

284.3

 

Segment assets

 

7,273.1

 

6,996.7

 

Corporate assets, net of eliminations

 

286.3

 

287.9

 

Total assets

 

$

7,559.4

 

$

7,284.6

 

 

4.              Acquisitions

 

Qingdao M.C. Packaging Ltd. (QMCP)

 

In October 2011, Ball acquired the remaining 60 percent interest in a joint venture metal beverage container facility in Qingdao, PRC. As a result of purchase accounting, the company recorded a gain of $9.2 million in equity in results of affiliates, related to the previously held interest in the joint venture. The acquisition of the remaining interest is not material to the metal beverage packaging, Americas and Asia, segment.

 

Aerocan S.A.S. (Aerocan)

 

In January 2011, the company acquired Aerocan for €221.7 million ($295.2 million) in cash and assumed debt, net of $26.2 million of cash acquired. Aerocan is a leading European manufacturer of extruded aluminum aerosol containers, and the aluminum slugs used to make them, for customers in the personal care, pharmaceutical, beverage and food industries. It operates three aerosol container manufacturing facilities — one each in the Czech Republic, France and the United Kingdom — and is a 51 percent owner of a joint venture aluminum slug facility in France. The acquisition of Aerocan allows Ball to expand into a new product category that is growing faster than other parts of our business, while aligning with a new customer base at returns that meet or exceed the company’s cost of capital. The acquired operations have been included in the metal beverage packaging, Europe, segment since the acquisition date.

 

Management’s fair market valuation of acquired assets and liabilities is summarized below. The valuation was based on market and income approaches.

 

($ in millions)

 

 

 

Other assets and liabilities, net

 

$

6.5

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

95.8

 

Goodwill

 

167.3

 

Other intangible assets

 

53.9

 

Deferred taxes

 

(22.3

)

Noncontrolling interest

 

(6.0

)

Net assets acquired

 

$

295.2

 

 

Certain customer contracts, customer relationships and developed technology were identified as intangible assets by the company and assigned estimated useful lives between 5 and 12 years. The intangible assets are being amortized on a straight-line basis.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

5.              Dispositions

 

Plastics Packaging, Americas

 

In August 2010, the company completed the sale of its plastics packaging, Americas, business to Amcor Limited. The following table summarizes the operating results for the discontinued operations:

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

April 1,

 

April 3,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on sale of business

 

$

 

$

(0.8

)

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(0.5

)

(1.3

)

Tax benefit (provision)

 

0.2

 

0.8

 

Discontinued operations, net of tax

 

$

(0.3

)

$

(1.3

)

 

6.              Business Consolidation Activities

 

Following is a summary of business consolidation and other activity charges included in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of earnings:

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

April 1,

 

April 3,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal beverage packaging, Americas & Asia

 

$

(1.7

)

$

(10.9

)

Metal beverage packaging, Europe

 

(1.8

)

(2.6

)

Corporate and other

 

(0.9

)

 

 

 

$

(4.4

)

$

(13.5

)

 

2012

 

Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia

 

The first quarter of 2012 included charges of $1.7 million for ongoing plant closure costs related to the company’s closure of its Torrance, California, U.S., beverage can manufacturing facility (discussed further in the 2011 section below).

 

Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe, and Corporate

 

Also during the first quarter, the company recorded charges of $2.5 million for implementation costs incurred in connection with the planned relocation of the company’s European headquarters from Germany to Switzerland in the third quarter of 2012.

 

An additional $0.2 million of net charges were recorded in the first quarter of 2012, primarily to reflect individually insignificant charges related to previously announced business consolidation and other activities.

 

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6.              Business Consolidation Activities (continued)

 

2011

 

Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia

 

In January 2011, Ball announced plans to close its Torrance, California, U.S., beverage can manufacturing facility; relocate a 12-ounce can line from the Torrance facility to its Whitby, Ontario, Canada, facility; and expand specialty can production in its Fort Worth, Texas, U.S., facility. The company recorded an initial charge of $10.5 million during the first quarter of 2011 in connection with the closure of the Torrance facility, of which $7.3 million represented severance, pension and other employee benefits; $2.3 million represented the impairment of the plant facility to its net realizable value and $0.9 million represented accelerated depreciation. The impairment charge was subsequently reversed during the third quarter of 2011 and the land and building were sold during the fourth quarter of 2011 for a gain of $6.9 million.

 

An additional $0.4 million of net charges were recorded in the first quarter of 2011, primarily to reflect individually insignificant charges related to previously announced plant closures.

 

Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe

 

In connection with the acquisition of Aerocan discussed in Note 4, the company recorded charges totaling $2.6 million for transaction costs, which were expensed as incurred.

 

Following is a summary by segment of the activity in the business consolidation reserves:

 

($ in millions)

 

Metal Beverage
Packaging,
Americas &
Asia

 

Metal Food &
Household
Products
Packaging,
Americas

 

Corporate and
Other Costs

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2011

 

$

2.7

 

$

5.8

 

$

4.1

 

$

12.6

 

Cash payments and other activity

 

(1.7

)

(1.3

)

(0.1

)

(3.1

)

Balance at April 1, 2012

 

$

1.0

 

$

4.5

 

$

4.0

 

$

9.5

 

 

The carrying value of fixed assets remaining for sale in connection with facility closures was approximately $17.7 million at April 1, 2012.

 

7.              Receivables

 

 

 

April 1,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions) 

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts receivable (net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $13.6 at April 1, 2012, and $13.4 at December 31, 2011)

 

$

1,028.3

 

$

840.6

 

Other receivables

 

72.9

 

69.8

 

 

 

$

1,101.2

 

$

910.4

 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

8.              Inventories

 

 

 

April 1,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw materials and supplies

 

$

381.7

 

$

442.4

 

Work in process and finished goods

 

742.8

 

630.1

 

 

 

$

1,124.5

 

$

1,072.5

 

 

9.              Property, Plant and Equipment

 

 

 

April 1,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land

 

$

91.1

 

$

89.4

 

Buildings

 

885.7

 

881.3

 

Machinery and equipment

 

3,180.9

 

3,121.1

 

Construction in progress

 

322.9

 

291.4

 

 

 

 4,480.6

 

4,383.2

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

(2,225.0

)

(2,163.0

)

 

 

$

 2,255.6

 

$

2,220.2

 

 

Property, plant and equipment are stated at historical or acquired cost. Depreciation expense amounted to $64.1 million and $65.6 million for the three months ended April 1, 2012, and April 3, 2011, respectively.

 

10.       Goodwill

 

($ in millions)

 

Metal Beverage
Packaging,
Americas &
Asia

 

Metal Beverage
Packaging,
Europe

 

Metal Food &
Household
Products
Packaging,
Americas

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2011

 

$

740.7

 

$

1,126.1

 

$

380.3

 

$

2,247.1

 

Business acquisition

 

 

0.7

 

 

0.7

 

Effects of currency exchange rates

 

 

33.2

 

 

33.2

 

Balance at April 1, 2012

 

$

740.7

 

$

1,160.0

 

$

380.3

 

$

2,281.0

 

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

11.       Intangibles and Other Assets

 

 

 

April 1,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in affiliates

 

$

34.0

 

$

26.4

 

Intangible assets (net of accumulated amortization of $52.1 at April 1, 2012, and $46.6 at December 31, 2011)

 

177.0

 

180.6

 

Capitalized software (net of accumulated amortization of $69.2 at April 1, 2012, and $68.9 at December 31, 2011)

 

46.2

 

45.2

 

Company and trust-owned life insurance

 

161.3

 

145.7

 

Deferred financing costs

 

42.3

 

35.4

 

Deferred tax asset

 

14.3

 

29.7

 

Noncurrent derivative contracts

 

8.0

 

7.2

 

Other

 

22.9

 

25.2

 

 

 

$

506.0

 

$

495.4

 

 

Total amortization expense of intangible assets amounted to $4.9 million and $8.0 million for the three months ended April 1, 2012, and April 3, 2011, respectively.

 

12.       Debt

 

Long-term debt consisted of the following:

 

 

 

April 1, 2012

 

December 31, 2011

 

 

 

In Local

 

 

 

In Local

 

 

 

($ in millions)

 

Currency

 

In U.S. $

 

Currency

 

In U.S. $

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes Payable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.125% Senior Notes, due September 2016

 

$

375.0

 

$

375.0

 

$

375.0

 

$

375.0

 

6.625% Senior Notes, due March 2018

 

$

57.3

 

57.3

 

$

450.0

 

450.0

 

7.375% Senior Notes, due September 2019

 

$

325.0

 

325.0

 

$

325.0

 

325.0

 

6.75% Senior Notes, due September 2020

 

$

500.0

 

500.0

 

$

500.0

 

500.0

 

5.75% Senior Notes, due May 2021

 

$

500.0

 

500.0

 

$

500.0

 

500.0

 

5.00% Senior Notes, due March 2022

 

$

750.0

 

750.0

 

$

 

 

Senior Credit Facilities, due December 2015 (at variable rates)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term A Loan, U.S. dollar denominated

 

$

195.0

 

195.0

 

$

195.0

 

195.0

 

Term B Loan, British sterling denominated

 

£

49.7

 

79.6

 

£

50.4

 

78.3

 

Term C Loan, euro denominated

 

97.5

 

130.1

 

98.8

 

128.0

 

Multicurrency revolver, due December 2015

 

$

150.0

 

150.0

 

 

 

 

 

Latapack-Ball Notes Payable, due October 2017 (at variable rates)

 

$

170.6

 

170.6

 

$

170.6

 

170.6

 

Other (including discounts and premiums)

 

Various

 

43.0

 

Various

 

42.6

 

 

 

 

 

3,275.6

 

 

 

2,764.5

 

Less: Current portion of long-term debt and callable long-term debt

 

 

 

(145.1

)

 

 

(67.8

)

 

 

 

 

$

3,130.5

 

 

 

$

2,696.7

 

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

12.       Debt (continued)

 

On March 9, 2012, Ball issued $750 million of 5.00 percent senior notes due in March 2022. On the same date, the company tendered for the redemption of its 6.625 percent senior notes originally due in March 2018 in the amount of $450 million, at a redemption price per note of 102.583 percent of the outstanding principal amount plus accrued interest. At April 1, 2012, $392.7 million had been redeemed, and the remaining $57.3 million was redeemed during April 2012. The redemption of the bonds resulted in a charge of $15.1 million for the call premium and the write off of unamortized financing costs and premiums. The charge is included as a component of interest expense in the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of earnings.

 

The senior credit facilities bear interest at variable rates and include the term loans described in the table above, as well as a long-term, multi-currency committed revolving credit facility that provides the company with up to the U.S. dollar equivalent of $1 billion. The revolving credit facilities expire in December 2015. The Latapack-Ball debt facilities contain various covenants and restrictions but are non-recourse to Ball Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

 

At April 1, 2012, taking into account outstanding letters of credit, approximately $833 million was available under the company’s long-term, multi-currency committed revolving credit facilities, which are available until December 2015. In addition to the long-term, multi-currency committed credit facilities, the company had approximately $444 million of short-term uncommitted credit facilities available at the end of the quarter, of which $233.3 million was outstanding and due on demand.

 

The company has an accounts receivable securitization agreement for a term of three years. The maximum the company can borrow under this agreement can vary between $150 million and $275 million depending on the seasonal accounts receivable balances in the company’s North American packaging businesses. At April 1, 2012, and December 31, 2011, $120.0 million and $231.0 million of accounts receivable were sold under this agreement, respectively. Borrowings under the securitization agreement are included within the short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt line on the balance sheet.

 

The fair value of the long-term debt at April 1, 2012, and at December 31, 2011, approximated its carrying value. The fair value reflects the market rates at each period end for debt with credit ratings similar to the company’s ratings. Rates currently available to the company for loans with similar terms and maturities are used to estimate the fair value of long-term debt based on discounted cash flows.

 

The senior notes and senior credit facilities are guaranteed on a full, unconditional and joint and several basis by certain of the company’s wholly owned domestic subsidiaries. Certain foreign denominated tranches of the senior credit facilities are similarly guaranteed by certain of the company’s wholly owned foreign subsidiaries. Note 20 contains further details as well as required unaudited condensed consolidating financial information for the company, segregating the guarantor subsidiaries and non-guarantor subsidiaries as defined in the senior notes agreements.

 

The U.S. note agreements, bank credit agreement and accounts receivable securitization agreement contain certain restrictions relating to dividend payments, share repurchases, investments, financial ratios, guarantees and the incurrence of additional indebtedness. The most restrictive of the company’s debt covenants require the company to maintain an interest coverage ratio (as defined in the agreements) of no less than 3.50 and a leverage ratio (as defined) of no greater than 4.00.  The company was in compliance with all loan agreements and debt covenants at April 1, 2012, and December 31, 2011, and has met all debt payment obligations.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

13.       Employee Benefit Obligations

 

 

 

April 1,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total defined benefit pension liability

 

$

652.1

 

$

731.6

 

Less current portion

 

(26.6

)

(24.8

)

Long-term defined benefit pension liability

 

625.5

 

706.8

 

Retiree medical and other postemployment benefits

 

172.0

 

169.2

 

Deferred compensation plans

 

230.8

 

228.0

 

Other

 

32.8

 

39.7

 

 

 

$

 1,061.1

 

$

1,143.7

 

 

Components of net periodic benefit cost associated with the company’s defined benefit pension plans were:

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

April 1, 2012

 

April 3, 2011

 

($ in millions)

 

U.S.

 

Foreign

 

Total

 

U.S.

 

Foreign

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service cost

 

$

11.7

 

$

2.0

 

$

13.7

 

$

10.8

 

$

2.0

 

$

12.8

 

Interest cost

 

14.1

 

7.3

 

21.4

 

14.4

 

7.6

 

22.0

 

Expected return on plan assets

 

(18.5

)

(4.3

)

(22.8

)

(18.0

)

(4.3

)

(22.3

)

Amortization of prior service cost

 

0.2

 

(0.1

)

0.1

 

0.3

 

(0.1

)

0.2

 

Recognized net actuarial loss

 

8.5

 

1.8

 

10.3

 

5.4

 

1.4

 

6.8

 

Curtailment loss

 

 

 

 

4.4

 

 

4.4

 

Subtotal

 

16.0

 

6.7

 

22.7

 

17.3

 

6.6

 

23.9

 

Multiemployer plans

 

0.7

 

 

0.7

 

0.4

 

 

0.4

 

Net periodic benefit cost

 

$

16.7

 

$

6.7

 

$

23.4

 

$

17.7

 

$

6.6

 

$

24.3

 

 

Contributions to the company’s defined global benefit pension plans, not including the unfunded German plans, were $97.3 million in the first three months of 2012 ($3.9 million in 2011). The total contributions to these funded plans are expected to be approximately $110 million for the full year. This estimate may change based on changes in the Pension Protection Act and actual plan asset performance, among other factors. Payments to participants in the unfunded German plans were $5.6 million (€4.2 million) in the first three months of 2012 and are expected to be approximately $23 million (approximately €17 million) for the full year.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

14.  Shareholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Earnings

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Earnings (Loss)

 

The activity related to accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss) was as follows:

 

($ in millions)

 

Foreign
Currency
Translation

 

Pension and
Other
Postretirement
Benefits
(Net of Tax)

 

Effective
Derivatives
(Net of Tax)

 

Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Earnings (Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2011

 

$

84.7

 

$

(381.5

)

$

(38.4

)

$

(335.2

)

Change

 

39.9

 

6.1

 

17.2

 

63.2

 

April 1, 2012

 

$

124.6

 

$

(375.4

)

$

(21.2

)

$

(272.0

)

 

Share Repurchase Agreements

 

On February 1, 2012, in a privately negotiated transaction, Ball entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement to buy $200 million of its common shares using cash on hand and available borrowings. The company advanced the $200 million on February 3, 2012, and received 4,584,819 shares, which represented 90 percent of the total shares as calculated using the January 31, 2012, closing price of $39.26. The agreement was settled on May 1, 2012, and the company received an additional 334,039 shares, which represented a weighted average price of $40.66 for the contract period.

 

On October 28, 2011, in a privately negotiated transaction, Ball entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement to buy $100 million of its common shares using cash on hand and available borrowings. The company advanced the $100 million on November 2, 2011, and received 2,523,836 shares, which represented 90 percent of the total shares as calculated using the closing price on October 28, 2011. The agreement was settled in January 2012, and the company received an additional 361,615 shares, which represented a weighted average price of $34.66 for the contract period.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

15.       Stock-Based Compensation Programs

 

The company has shareholder-approved stock option plans under which options to purchase shares of Ball common stock have been granted to officers and employees at the market value of the stock at the date of grant. Payment must be made at the time of exercise in cash or with shares of stock owned by the option holder, which are valued at fair market value on the date exercised. In general, options are exercisable in four equal installments commencing one year from the date of grant and terminating 10 years from the date of grant. A summary of stock option activity for the three months ended April 1, 2012, follows:

 

 

 

Outstanding Options

 

Nonvested Options

 

 

 

Number of
Shares

 

Weighted
Average
Exercise Price

 

Number of
Shares

 

Weighted
Average Grant
Date Fair Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of year

 

10,943,025

 

$

23.64

 

3,678,286

 

$

7.51

 

Granted

 

1,476,100

 

37.70

 

1,476,100

 

9.44

 

Vested

 

 

 

 

 

(1,169,255

)

7.12

 

Exercised

 

(953,883

)

17.21

 

 

 

 

 

Canceled/forfeited

 

(69,450

)

26.55

 

(69,450

)

7.12

 

End of period

 

11,395,792

 

25.98

 

3,915,681

 

8.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vested and exercisable, end of period

 

7,480,111

 

22.82

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved for future grants

 

3,982,263

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The options granted in January 2012 included 659,000 stock-settled stock appreciation rights, which have the same terms as the stock options. The weighted average remaining contractual term for all options outstanding at April 1, 2012, was 6.6 years and the aggregate intrinsic value (difference in exercise price and closing price at that date) was $192.6 million. The weighted average remaining contractual term for options vested and exercisable at April 1, 2012, was 5.5 years and the aggregate intrinsic value was $150.1 million.

 

The company received $13.4 million from options exercised during the three months ended April 1, 2012. The intrinsic value associated with these exercises was $18.8 million, and the associated tax benefit of $6.7 million was reported as other financing activities in the unaudited condensed consolidated statement of cash flows.

 

These options cannot be traded in any equity market. However, based on the Black-Scholes option pricing model, options granted in January 2012 and January 2011 have estimated weighted average fair values at the date of grant of $9.44 and $9.77 per share, respectively. The actual value an employee may realize will depend on the excess of the stock price over the exercise price on the date the option is exercised. Consequently, there is no assurance that the value realized by an employee will be at or near the value estimated. The fair values were estimated using the following weighted average assumptions:

 

 

 

January 2012

 

January 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected dividend yield

 

1.06

%

0.78

%

Expected stock price volatility

 

30.22

%

30.05

%

Risk-free interest rate

 

0.84

%

1.97

%

Expected life of options (in years)

 

5.26

 

5.00

 

 

In addition to stock options, the company issues to officers and certain employees restricted shares and restricted stock units, which vest over various periods. Other than the performance-contingent grants discussed below, such restricted shares and restricted stock units generally vest in equal installments over five years. Compensation cost is recorded based upon the estimated fair value of the shares at the grant date.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

15.  Stock-Based Compensation Programs (continued)

 

Following is a summary of restricted stock activity for the three months ended April 1, 2012:

 

 

 

Number of
Shares/Units

 

Weighted
Average Grant
Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning of year

 

1,818,234

 

$

24.86

 

Granted

 

259,277

 

37.97

 

Vested

 

(383,300

)

20.27

 

Canceled/forfeited

 

(20,400

)

29.05

 

End of period

 

1,673,811

 

27.89

 

 

In January 2012 and 2011, the company’s board of directors granted 223,600 and 210,330 performance-contingent restricted stock units, respectively, to key employees, which will cliff-vest if the company’s return on average invested capital during a 36-month performance period is equal to or exceeds the company’s cost of capital. If the performance goals are not met, the shares will be forfeited. Current assumptions are that the performance targets will be met and, accordingly, grants under the plan are being accounted for as equity awards and compensation expense is recorded based upon the closing market price of the shares at the grant date. On a quarterly basis, the company reassesses the probability of the goals being met and adjusts compensation expense as appropriate. No such adjustment was considered necessary during the first three months of 2012 for either grant.

 

For the three months ended April 1, 2012, the company recognized expense of $6.8 million ($4.1 million after tax) for share-based compensation arrangements in selling, general and administrative expenses. For the three months ended April 3, 2011, the company recognized expense of $6.4 million ($3.9 million after tax) for such arrangements. At April 1, 2012, there was $57.5 million of total unrecognized compensation costs related to nonvested share-based compensation arrangements. This cost is expected to be recognized in earnings over a weighted average period of 2.6 years.

 

16.  Earnings and Dividends Per Share

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

April 1,

 

April 3,

 

($ in millions, except per share amounts; shares in thousands)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Ball Corporation

 

$

88.3

 

$

91.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average common shares

 

157,530

 

169,189

 

Effect of dilutive securities

 

3,415

 

3,732

 

Weighted average shares applicable to diluted earnings per share

 

160,945

 

172,921

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per basic share

 

$

0.56

 

$

0.54

 

Per diluted share

 

$

0.55

 

$

0.53

 

 

Certain outstanding options were excluded from the diluted earnings per share calculation because they were anti-dilutive (i.e., the sum of the proceeds, including the unrecognized compensation and windfall tax benefits, exceeded the average closing stock price for the period). The options excluded totaled 2,729,010 and 1,347,060 in the three months ended April 1, 2012, and April 3, 2011, respectively.

 

The company declared and paid dividends of $0.10 per share in the first quarter of 2012 and $0.07 per share in the first quarter of 2011.

 

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Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

17.       financial Instruments and Risk Management

 

The company employs established risk management policies and procedures, which seek to reduce the company’s exposure to fluctuations in commodity prices, interest rates, exchange currencies and prices of the company’s common stock with regard to common share repurchases and the company’s deferred compensation stock plan. However, there can be no assurance that these policies and procedures will be successful. Although the instruments utilized involve varying degrees of credit, market and interest risk, the counterparties to the agreements are expected to perform fully under the terms of the agreements. The company monitors counterparty credit risk, including lenders, on a regular basis, but Ball cannot be certain that all risks will be discerned or that its risk management policies and procedures will always be effective.

 

Commodity Price Risk

 

Aluminum

 

The company manages commodity price risk in connection with market price fluctuations of aluminum ingot through two different methods. First, the company enters into container sales contracts that include aluminum ingot-based pricing terms that generally reflect the same price fluctuations under commercial supply contracts for aluminum sheet purchases. The terms include fixed, floating or pass-through aluminum ingot component pricing. Second, the company uses certain derivative instruments such as option and forward contracts as economic and cash flow hedges of commodity price risk where there is not an arrangement in the sales contract to match underlying purchase volumes and pricing with sales volumes and pricing.

 

The company had aluminum contracts limiting its aluminum exposure with notional amounts of approximately $559 million at April 1, 2012. The aluminum contracts include economic derivative instruments that are undesignated and receive mark to fair value accounting treatment, as well as cash flow hedges that offset sales contracts of various terms and lengths. Cash flow hedges relate to forecasted transactions that expire within the next four years. Included in shareholders’ equity at April 1, 2012, within accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss) is a net after-tax loss of $17.4 million associated with these contracts. A net loss of $20.1 million is expected to be recognized in the consolidated statement of earnings during the next 12 months, the majority of which will be offset by pricing changes in sales and purchase contracts, thus resulting in little or no earnings impact to Ball.

 

Steel

 

Most sales contracts involving our steel products either include provisions permitting the company to pass through some or all steel cost changes incurred, or they incorporate annually negotiated steel prices.

 

Interest Rate Risk

 

The company’s objective in managing exposure to interest rate changes is to minimize the impact of interest rate changes on earnings and cash flows and to lower our overall borrowing costs. To achieve these objectives, the company may use a variety of interest rate swaps, collars and options to manage our mix of floating and fixed-rate debt. Interest rate instruments held by the company at April 1, 2012, included pay-fixed interest rate swaps, which effectively convert variable rate obligations to fixed-rate instruments.

 

At April 1, 2012, the company had outstanding interest rate swap contracts with notional amounts of $302.4 million paying fixed rates expiring within the next three years. Included in shareholders’ equity at April 1, 2012, within accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss) is a net after-tax loss of $0.7 million associated with these contracts, of which $0.6 million is expected to be recognized in the consolidated statement of earnings during the next 12 months.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

17.  Financial Instruments and Risk Management (continued)

 

Inflation Risk

 

The company also uses inflation option contracts in Europe to limit the impacts from spikes in inflation against certain multi-year contracts. At April 1, 2012, the company had inflation options in Europe with notional amounts of $153.4 million (€115 million). These options are undesignated for hedge accounting purposes and receive mark to fair value accounting. The fair value at April 1, 2012, was insignificant, and the option contracts expire at various times within the next year.

 

Currency Exchange Rate Risk

 

The company’s objective in managing exposure to currency fluctuations is to limit the exposure of cash flows and earnings from changes associated with currency exchange rate changes through the use of various derivative contracts. In addition, at times the company manages earnings translation volatility through the use of currency option strategies, and the change in the fair value of those options is recorded in the company’s net earnings. The company’s currency translation risk results from the currencies in which we transact business. The company faces currency exposures in our global operations as a result of intercompany currency denominated loans and purchasing raw materials in U.S. dollars and other currencies. Sales contracts are negotiated with customers to reflect cost changes and, where there is not an exchange pass-through arrangement, the company uses forward and option contracts to manage currency exposures. At April 1, 2012, the company had outstanding exchange forward contracts and option collar contracts with notional amounts totaling $545.5 million. Approximately $4.1 million of net after-tax loss related to these contracts is included in accumulated other comprehensive earnings at April 1, 2012, of which $3.1 million is expected to be recognized in the consolidated statement of earnings during the next 12 months. The contracts outstanding at April 1, 2012, expire within the next two years.

 

Common Stock Price Risk

 

The company’s deferred compensation stock program is subject to variable plan accounting and, accordingly, is marked to fair value using the company’s closing stock price at the end of the related reporting period. Based on current share levels in the program, each $1 change in the company’s stock price has an impact of $1.7 million on pretax earnings. During March and September 2011, the company entered into total return swaps to reduce the company’s earnings exposure to these market fluctuations.  One of the swaps will be outstanding until September 2012 and has a notional value of 500,000 shares. The other swap, which was renewed in January 2012, will be outstanding until March 2013 and has a notional value of 1 million shares. As of April 1, 2012, the combined fair value of these swaps was a $2.7 million gain. All gains and losses on the total return swaps are recorded in the consolidated statement of earnings in selling, general and administrative expenses.

 

Collateral Calls

 

The company’s agreements with its financial counterparties require the company to post collateral in certain circumstances when the negative mark to fair value of the contracts exceeds specified levels. Additionally, the company has collateral posting arrangements with certain customers on these derivative contracts. The cash flows of the margin calls are shown within the investing section of the company’s consolidated statements of cash flows. As of April 1, 2012, the aggregate fair value of all derivative instruments with credit-risk-related contingent features that were in a net liability position was $43.9 million and no collateral was required to be posted. As of December 31, 2011, the aggregate fair value of all derivative instruments with credit-risk-related contingent features that were in a net liability position was $71.7 million and no collateral was required to be posted.

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

The company has classified all applicable financial derivative assets and liabilities as Level 2 within the fair value hierarchy and presented those values in the tables below. The company’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement requires judgment and may affect the valuation of fair value assets and liabilities and their placement within the fair value hierarchy levels.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

17.       financial Instruments and Risk Management (continued)

 

Fair Value of Derivative Instruments as of April 1, 2012

 

($ in millions)

 

Derivatives
Designated As
Hedging
Instruments

 

Derivatives Not
Designated As
Hedging
Instruments

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity contracts

 

$

6.4

 

$

2.4

 

$

8.8

 

Other derivative contracts

 

0.3

 

7.7

 

8.0

 

Total current derivative contracts

 

$

6.7

 

$

10.1

 

$

16.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noncurrent commodity contracts

 

$

8.0

 

$

 

$

8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity contracts

 

$

39.1

 

$

2.6

 

$

41.7

 

Foreign currency contracts

 

2.1

 

4.9

 

7.0

 

Other derivative contracts

 

0.5

 

 

0.5

 

Total current derivative contracts

 

$

41.7

 

$

7.5

 

$

49.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noncurrent commodity contracts

 

$

2.9

 

$

 

$

2.9

 

Interest rate contracts

 

1.1

 

 

1.1

 

Foreign currency contracts

 

1.0

 

 

1.0

 

Total noncurrent derivative contracts

 

$

5.0

 

$

 

$

5.0

 

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

17.       financial Instruments and Risk Management (continued)

 

Fair Value of Derivative Instruments as of December 31, 2011

 

($ in millions)

 

Derivatives
Designated As
Hedging
Instruments

 

Derivatives Not
Designated As
Hedging
Instruments

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity contracts

 

$

4.2

 

$

3.3

 

$

7.5

 

Other derivative contracts

 

0.9

 

10.6

 

11.5

 

Total current derivative contracts

 

$

5.1

 

$

13.9

 

$

19.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noncurrent commodity contracts

 

$

7.1

 

$

 

$

7.1

 

Other noncurrent contracts

 

 

0.1

 

0.1

 

Total noncurrent derivative contracts

 

$

7.1

 

$

0.1

 

$

7.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity contracts

 

$

64.4

 

$

5.8

 

$

70.2

 

Foreign currency contracts

 

4.4

 

5.5

 

9.9

 

Other derivative contracts

 

0.5

 

 

0.5

 

Total current derivative contracts

 

$

69.3

 

$

11.3

 

$

80.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noncurrent commodity contracts

 

$

2.1

 

$

 

$

2.1

 

Interest rate contracts

 

0.7

 

 

0.7

 

Foreign currency contracts

 

1.0

 

 

1.0

 

Total noncurrent derivative contracts

 

$

3.8

 

$

 

$

3.8

 

 

The company uses closing spot and forward market prices as published by the London Metal Exchange, the New York Mercantile Exchange, Reuters and Bloomberg to determine the fair value of its aluminum, currency, energy, inflation and interest rate spot and forward contracts. Option contracts are valued using a Black-Scholes model with observable market inputs for aluminum, currency and interest rates. The company values each of our financial instruments either internally using a single valuation technique or from a reliable observable market source. The company does not adjust the value of its financial instruments except in determining the fair value of a trade that settles in the future by discounting the value to its present value using 12-month LIBOR as the discount factor. Ball performs validations of our internally derived fair values reported for our financial instruments on a quarterly basis utilizing counterparty valuation statements. The company additionally evaluates counterparty creditworthiness and, as of April 1, 2012, has not identified any circumstances requiring that the reported values of our financial instruments be adjusted.

 

Net receivables related to the European scrap metal program totaling $11.5 million at April 1, 2012, and $10.6 million at December 31, 2011, were classified as Level 2 within the fair value hierarchy.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

17.       Financial Instruments and Risk Management (continued)

 

Impact on Earnings from Derivative Instruments

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

April 1, 2012

 

April 3, 2011

 

($ in millions)

 

Cash Flow
Hedge -
Reclassified
Amount From
Other
Comprehensive
Earnings (Loss) -

 

Gain (Loss) on
Derivatives Not
Designated As
Hedge
Instruments

 

Cash Flow
Hedge -
Reclassified
Amount From
Other
Comprehensive
Earnings (Loss) -

 

Gain (Loss) on
Derivatives Not
Designated As
Hedge
Instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity contracts (a)

 

$

(10.0

)

$

2.1

 

$

14.2

 

$

(0.1

)

Interest rate contracts (b)

 

 

 

0.6

 

 

Inflation option contracts (c)

 

 

(0.1

)

 

 

Foreign currency contracts (d)

 

(0.2

)

(3.3

)

(0.4

)

(1.6

)

Equity contracts (e)

 

 

2.6

 

 

0.9

 

Total

 

$

(10.2

)

$

1.3

 

$

14.4

 

$

(0.8

)

 


(a)       Gains and losses on commodity contracts are recorded in sales and cost of sales in the statement of earnings. Virtually all of these amounts were passed through to our customers, resulting in no significant impact to earnings.

(b)       Gains and losses on interest contracts are recorded in interest expense in the statement of earnings.

(c)        Gains and losses on inflation options are recorded in cost of sales in the statement of earnings.

(d)       Gains and losses on foreign currency contracts to hedge sales of products are recorded in cost of sales. Gains and losses on foreign currency hedges used for translation between segments are reflected in selling, general and administrative expenses in the statement of earnings.

(e)        Gains and losses on equity contracts are recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses in the statement of earnings.

 

The changes in accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss) for effective derivatives were as follows:

 

 

 

Three months ended

 

 

 

April 1,

 

April 3,

 

($ in millions)

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts reclassified into earnings:

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity contracts

 

$

10.0

 

$

(14.2

)

Interest rate and currency exchange contracts

 

0.2

 

(0.2

)

Change in fair value of cash flow hedges:

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity contracts

 

17.8

 

15.3

 

Interest rate and currency exchange contracts

 

(0.2

)

3.8

 

Foreign currency and tax impacts

 

(10.6

)

2.0

 

 

 

$

17.2

 

$

6.7

 

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

18.       Contingencies

 

Ball is subject to numerous lawsuits, claims or proceedings arising out of the ordinary course of business, including actions related to product liability; personal injury; the use and performance of company products; warranty matters; patent, trademark or other intellectual property infringement; contractual liability; the conduct of the company’s business; tax reporting in domestic and foreign jurisdictions; workplace safety; and environmental and other matters. The company has also been identified as a potentially responsible party (PRP) at several waste disposal sites under U.S. federal and related state environmental statutes and regulations and may have joint and several liability for any investigation and remediation costs incurred with respect to such sites. Some of these lawsuits, claims and proceedings involve substantial amounts, including as described below, and some of the environmental proceedings involve potential monetary costs or sanctions that may be material. Ball has denied liability with respect to many of these lawsuits, claims and proceedings and is vigorously defending such lawsuits, claims and proceedings. The company carries various forms of commercial, property and casualty, and other forms of insurance; however, such insurance may not be applicable or adequate to cover the costs associated with a judgment against Ball with respect to these lawsuits, claims and proceedings. The company does not believe that these lawsuits, claims and proceedings are material individually or in the aggregate. While management believes the company has established adequate accruals for expected future liability with respect to pending lawsuits, claims and proceedings, where the nature and extent of any such liability can be reasonably estimated based upon then presently available information, there can be no assurance that the final resolution of any existing or future lawsuits, claims or proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on the liquidity, results of operations or financial condition of the company.

 

As previously reported in 2010, the company was served with a claim by Hess Corporation (Hess) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Hess alleges that the company and certain affiliates breached an agreement to purchase electricity from Hess related to Ball Plastic Container Corp.’s (Ball Plastic) former Baldwinsville, New York, plant and claims damages in the range of $5 million. Discovery was completed and both parties filed motions for summary judgment. On April 25, 2012, the District Court granted Hess’ motion, finding that because Ball Plastic closed its plastics plant and did not give Hess timely notice, Ball Plastic breached the agreement. The Court stated that damages could be resolved at trial; however, it strongly encouraged the parties to negotiate a settlement agreement regarding damages and ordered them to report their progress to the Court within 30 days. Based on the information available to the company at the present time, the company does not believe that this matter will have a material adverse effect upon the liquidity, results of operations or financial condition of the company.

 

As previously reported, in 2005 Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp. (BMBCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, was served with an amended complaint filed by Crown Packaging Technology, Inc. et al. (Crown), in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, U.S., Western Division at Dayton, Ohio, U.S. The complaint alleges that the manufacture, sale and use of certain ends by BMBCC and its customers infringes certain claims of Crown’s U.S. patents. The complaint seeks unspecified monetary damages, fees, and declaratory and injunctive relief. BMBCC has formally denied the allegations of the complaint. In September 2009, the District Court granted the portion of Ball’s motion for summary judgment that addressed invalidity, holding that the asserted patent claims were invalid for failure to comply with the written description requirement and because they were anticipated by prior art. Crown appealed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which reversed the District Court’s decision by a two-to-one majority in April 2011. BMBCC’s petition to the appellate court for a rehearing of the case was denied in June 2011. The case was remanded to the District Court, which then addressed the non-infringement portion of BMBCC’s motion for summary judgment that the court had previously elected not to decide. On January 31, 2012, the District Court granted BMBCC’s motion for summary judgment for non-infringement, and Crown has appealed this decision to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Based on the information available to the company at the present time, the company does not believe that this matter will have a material adverse effect upon the liquidity, results of operations or financial condition of the company.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

18.       Contingencies (continued)

 

As previously reported, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) considers the company a PRP with respect to the Lowry Landfill site located east of Denver, Colorado. In 1992, the company was served with a lawsuit filed by the City and County of Denver (Denver) and Waste Management of Colorado, Inc., seeking contributions from the company and approximately 38 other companies. The company filed its answer denying the allegations of the complaint. Subsequently in 1992, the company was served with a third-party complaint filed by S.W. Shattuck Chemical Company, Inc., seeking contribution from the company and other companies for the costs associated with cleaning up the Lowry Landfill. The company denied the allegations of the complaint.

 

Also in 1992, Ball entered into a settlement and indemnification agreement with Chemical Waste Management, Inc., and Waste Management of Colorado, Inc. (collectively Waste Management) and Denver pursuant to which Waste Management and Denver dismissed their lawsuit against the company, and Waste Management agreed to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the company from claims and lawsuits brought by governmental agencies and other parties relating to actions seeking contributions or remedial costs from the company for the cleanup of the site. Waste Management, Inc., has agreed to guarantee the obligations of Waste Management. Waste Management and Denver may seek additional payments from the company if the response costs related to the site exceed $319 million. In 2003 Waste Management, Inc., indicated that the cost of the site might exceed $319 million in 2030, approximately three years before the projected completion of the project. The company might also be responsible for payments (based on 1992 dollars) for any additional wastes that may have been disposed of by the company at the site but which are identified after the execution of the settlement agreement. While remediating the site, contaminants were encountered, which could add an additional cleanup cost of approximately $10 million. This additional cleanup cost could, in turn, add approximately $1 million to total site costs for the PRP group.

 

At this time, there are no Lowry Landfill actions in which the company is actively involved. Based on the information available to the company at this time, we do not believe that this matter will have a material adverse effect upon the liquidity, results of operations or financial condition of the company.

 

19.       Indemnifications and Guarantees

 

General Guarantees

 

The company or its appropriate consolidated direct or indirect subsidiaries have made certain indemnities, commitments and guarantees under which the specified entity may be required to make payments in relation to certain transactions. These indemnities, commitments and guarantees include indemnities to the customers of the subsidiaries in connection with the sales of their packaging and aerospace products and services; guarantees to suppliers of subsidiaries of the company guaranteeing the performance of the respective entity under a purchase agreement, construction contract or other commitment; guarantees in respect of certain foreign subsidiaries’ pension plans; indemnities for liabilities associated with the infringement of third party patents, trademarks or copyrights under various types of agreements; indemnities to various lessors in connection with facility, equipment, furniture and other personal property leases for certain claims arising from such leases; indemnities to governmental agencies in connection with the issuance of a permit or license to the company or a subsidiary; indemnities pursuant to agreements relating to certain joint ventures; indemnities in connection with the sale of businesses or substantially all of the assets and specified liabilities of businesses; and indemnities to directors, officers and employees of the company to the extent permitted under the laws of the State of Indiana and the United States of America. The duration of these indemnities, commitments and guarantees varies and, in certain cases, is indefinite. In addition many of these indemnities, commitments and guarantees do not provide for any limitation on the maximum potential future payments the company could be obligated to make. As such, the company is unable to reasonably estimate its potential exposure under these items.

 

The company has not recorded any liability for these indemnities, commitments and guarantees in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. The company does, however, accrue for payments under promissory notes and other evidences of incurred indebtedness and for losses for any known contingent liability, including those that may arise from indemnifications, commitments and guarantees, when future payment is both reasonably estimable and probable. Finally, the company carries specific and general liability insurance policies and has obtained indemnities, commitments and guarantees from third party purchasers, sellers and other contracting parties, which the company believes would, in certain circumstances, provide recourse to any claims arising from these indemnifications, commitments and guarantees.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

19.       Indemnifications and Guarantees (continued)

 

Debt Guarantees

 

The company’s senior notes and senior credit facilities are guaranteed on a full, unconditional and joint and several basis by certain of the company’s material domestic subsidiaries and the domestic subsidiary borrowers, and obligations of the subsidiary borrowers under the senior credit facilities are guaranteed by the company. Loans borrowed under the senior credit facilities by foreign subsidiary borrowers are also effectively guaranteed by certain of the company’s foreign subsidiaries by pledges of stock of the foreign subsidiary borrowers and stock of material foreign subsidiaries. These guarantees are required in support of the notes and credit facilities referred to above, are co-terminous with the terms of the respective note indentures and credit agreements and would require performance upon certain events of default referred to in the respective guarantees. The maximum potential amounts which could be required to be paid under the domestic guarantees are essentially equal to the then outstanding principal and interest under the respective notes and credit agreements, or under the applicable tranche, and the maximum potential amounts that could be required to be paid under the foreign stock pledges by foreign subsidiaries are essentially equal to the value of the stock pledged. The company is not in default under the above notes or credit facilities. The unaudited condensed consolidating financial information for the guarantor and non-guarantor subsidiaries is presented in Note 20. Separate financial statements for the guarantor subsidiaries and the non-guarantor subsidiaries are not presented because management has determined that such financial statements are not required by the current regulations.

 

Accounts Receivable Securitization

 

Ball Capital Corp. II is a separate, wholly owned corporate entity created for the purchase of accounts receivable from certain of the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries. Ball Capital Corp. II’s assets will be available first to satisfy the claims of its creditors. The company has been designated as the servicer pursuant to an agreement whereby Ball Capital Corp. II may sell and assign the accounts receivable to a commercial lender or lenders. As the servicer, the company is responsible for the servicing, administration and collection of the receivables and is primarily liable for the performance of such obligations. The company, the relevant subsidiaries and Ball Capital Corp. II are not in default under the above credit arrangement.

 

20.       Subsidiary Guarantees of Debt

 

The company’s senior notes are guaranteed on a full, unconditional and joint and several basis by certain of the company’s material domestic subsidiaries. These guarantees are required in support of the notes, are co-terminous with the terms of the respective note indentures and would require performance upon certain events of default referred to in the respective guarantees. The maximum potential amounts that could be required to be paid under the domestic guarantees are essentially equal to the then outstanding principal and interest under the respective notes. The following is condensed, consolidating financial information (in millions of dollars) for the company, segregating the guarantor subsidiaries and non-guarantor subsidiaries, as of April 1, 2012, and December 31, 2011, and for the three months ended April 1, 2012. Separate financial statements for the guarantor subsidiaries and the non-guarantor subsidiaries are not presented because management has determined that such financial statements are not required by the current regulations.

 

During the first quarter of 2012, Ball revised the presentation of the unaudited condensed consolidating statement of earnings for the period ended April 3, 2011, and the unaudited condensed consolidating balance sheet at December 31, 2011. The revised presentation included a change in the equity earnings elimination and the attribution of equity earnings for Ball Corporation, the guarantor and the non-guarantor subsidiaries. The revision in the Ball Corporation, guarantor and non-guarantor subsidiaries within the unaudited condensed consolidating statement of earnings and balance sheet was assessed and deemed to be immaterial for all previously issued financial statement periods. As a result, the company has revised the previously issued condensed consolidating financial statements included in this filing. The company is also in the process of finalizing the calculations for the other prior periods and will disclose the effects for the corresponding comparable prior periods. These revisions had no impact on any consolidated total of the unaudited condensed consolidating financial statements.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

20.       Subsidiary Guarantees of Debt (continued)

 

The revisions for the unaudited condensed consolidating statement of earnings for April 3, 2011, include an increase in equity in results of subsidiaries in the guarantor subsidiaries of $62.6 million and a corresponding increase in the eliminations adjustment. This revision also results in an increase of the same magnitude in the net income attributable to Ball Corporation for the guarantor subsidiaries and a corresponding increase in the eliminations adjustment. The revisions for the unaudited condensed consolidating balance sheet at December 31, 2011, include a decrease in investment in subsidiaries of $117.7 million for Ball Corporation and an increase of $1,399.9 million for the guarantor subsidiaries, respectively, with a corresponding net increase in the eliminations adjustment. Additionally, the unaudited condensed consolidating balance sheet includes an increase in Ball Corporation shareholders’ equity of $1,400.6 million in the guarantor subsidiaries and a decrease in Ball Corporation shareholders’ equity of $118.3 million and $1,282.3 million in the non-guarantor subsidiaries and eliminations adjustments, respectively.

 

Additionally, intercompany asset and liability account balances have been presented on a gross basis for all periods presented.  The intercompany presentation had no impact on any consolidated financial statements or footnotes.

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Statement of Earnings

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended April 1, 2012

 

 

 

Ball

 

Guarantor

 

Non-Guarantor

 

Eliminating

 

Consolidated

 

($ in millions)

 

Corporation

 

Subsidiaries

 

Subsidiaries

 

Adjustments

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

 

$

1,282.8

 

$

761.9

 

$

(2.0

)

$

2,042.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales (excluding depreciation)

 

 

(1,088.2

)

(601.5

)

2.0

 

(1,687.7

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

(1.3

)

(30.2

)

(37.5

)

 

(69.0

)

Selling, general and administrative

 

(22.1

)

(48.1

)

(29.4

)

 

(99.6

)

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(0.9

)

(1.7

)

(1.8

)

 

(4.4

)

Equity in results of subsidiaries

 

104.6

 

56.0

 

 

(160.6

)

 

Intercompany license fees

 

42.0

 

(36.2

)

(5.8

)

 

 

 

 

122.3

 

(1,148.4

)

(676.0

)

(158.6

)

(1,860.7

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) before interest and taxes

 

122.3

 

134.4

 

85.9

 

(160.6

)

182.0

 

Interest expense

 

(56.5

)

0.3

 

(4.2

)

 

(60.4

)

Earnings (loss) before taxes

 

65.8

 

134.7

 

81.7

 

(160.6

)

121.6

 

Tax provision

 

22.5

 

(32.1

)

(18.4

)

 

(28.0

)

Equity in results of affiliates

 

 

0.2

 

(0.4

)

 

(0.2

)

Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations

 

88.3

 

102.8

 

62.9

 

(160.6

)

93.4

 

Discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

(0.3

)

 

 

(0.3

)

Net earnings (loss)

 

88.3

 

102.5

 

62.9

 

(160.6

)

93.1

 

Less net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

(4.8

)

 

(4.8

)

Net earnings (loss) attributable to Ball Corporation

 

$

88.3

 

$

102.5

 

$

58.1

 

$

(160.6

)

$

88.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive earnings attributable to Ball Corporation

 

$

151.5

 

$

163.1

 

$

102.7

 

$

(265.8

)

$

151.5

 

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

20.       Subsidiary Guarantees of Debt (continued)

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Statement of Earnings

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended April 3, 2011

 

 

 

Ball

 

Guarantor

 

Non-Guarantor

 

Eliminating

 

Consolidated

 

($ in millions)

 

Corporation

 

Subsidiaries

 

Subsidiaries

 

Adjustments

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

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