BMS-2014.09.30-10Q

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
     
FORM 10-Q
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the Quarterly Period Ended September 30, 2014
 
Commission File Number 1-5277
 
BEMIS COMPANY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Missouri
 
43-0178130
(State or other jurisdiction of
 
(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
 
Identification No.)
 
 
 
One Neenah Center
 
 
4th Floor, P.O. Box 669
 
 
Neenah, Wisconsin
 
54957-0669
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (920) 727-4100
 
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.  (Check one):
 
Large accelerated filer x
 
Accelerated filer o
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer o
 
Smaller reporting company o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
 
 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company.  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.  As of October 29, 2014, the registrant had 99,880,874 shares of Common Stock, $0.10 par value, issued and outstanding.



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Forward-Looking Statements
 
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains certain estimates, predictions, and other “forward-looking statements” (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended).  Forward-looking statements are generally identified with the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “target,” “may,” “will,” “plan,” “project,” “should,” “continue,” or the negative thereof or other similar expressions, or discussion of future goals or aspirations, which are predictions of or indicate future events and trends and which do not relate to historical matters.  Such statements are based on information available to management as of the time of such statements and relate to, among other things, expectations of the business environment in which we operate, projections of future performance (financial and otherwise), including those of acquired companies, perceived opportunities in the market, and statements regarding our mission and vision.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
 
Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those expected include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions caused by inflation, interest rates, consumer confidence, rates of unemployment and foreign currency exchange rates; global economic conditions, including continued uncertainties in Europe; investment performance of assets in our pension plans; competitive conditions within our markets, including the acceptance of our new and existing products; customer contract bidding activity; threats or challenges to our patented or proprietary technologies; raw materials: costs, availability, and terms (particularly for polymer resins and adhesives); price changes for raw materials and our ability to pass these price changes on to our customers or otherwise manage commodity price fluctuation risks; unexpected energy surcharges; broad changes in customer order patterns; a failure in our information technology infrastructure or applications; changes in governmental regulation, especially in the areas of environmental, health and safety matters, fiscal incentives, and foreign investment; unexpected outcomes in our current and future administrative and litigation proceedings; unexpected outcomes in our current and future tax proceedings; changes in domestic and international tax laws; costs associated with the pursuit of business combinations or divestitures; unexpected costs associated with the integration of acquired businesses; unexpected costs and timing related to transition of production; changes in our labor relations; and the impact of changes in the world political environment including threatened or actual armed conflict.  These and other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, could cause actual future results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  In addition, actual future results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statement as a result of changes in the assumptions used in making such forward-looking statement.



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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(in millions, except per share amounts) 






 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Net sales
$
1,098.2

 
$
1,121.5

 
$
3,290.8


$
3,391.3

Cost of products sold
877.5

 
897.3

 
2,640.2

 
2,723.3

Gross profit
220.7

 
224.2

 
650.6

 
668.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses
104.6

 
112.8

 
315.6

 
343.5

Research and development
11.2

 
10.7

 
33.4

 
30.1

Facility consolidation and other costs

 
15.8

 

 
46.0

Other operating income
(2.4
)
 
(2.7
)
 
(7.6
)
 
(7.6
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
107.3

 
87.6

 
309.2

 
256.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
14.0

 
17.0

 
47.9

 
50.6

Other non-operating income
(1.2
)
 
(3.4
)
 
(15.6
)
 
(6.3
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
94.5

 
74.0

 
276.9

 
211.7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
33.0

 
25.1

 
95.0

 
69.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations
61.5

 
48.9

 
181.9

 
142.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax
(44.5
)
 
5.1

 
(49.9
)
 
14.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
17.0

 
$
54.0

 
$
132.0

 
$
156.4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations
$
0.62

 
$
0.47

 
$
1.81

 
$
1.38

(Loss) income from discontinued operations
(0.45
)
 
0.05

 
(0.50
)
 
0.14

Net income
$
0.17

 
$
0.52

 
$
1.31

 
$
1.52

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations
$
0.61

 
$
0.47

 
$
1.79

 
$
1.36

(Loss) income from discontinued operations
(0.44
)
 
0.05

 
(0.49
)
 
0.14

Net income
$
0.17

 
$
0.52

 
$
1.30


$
1.50

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash dividends paid per share
$
0.27

 
$
0.26

 
$
0.81

 
$
0.78

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
(in millions) 


 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Net income
 
$
17.0

 
$
54.0

 
$
132.0

 
$
156.4

Other comprehensive (loss) income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Translation adjustments
 
(94.3
)
 
7.7

 
(65.1
)
 
(58.9
)
Pension and other postretirement liability adjustments, net of tax (a)
 
2.6

 
56.6

 
1.1

 
65.0

Other comprehensive (loss) income
 
(91.7
)
 
64.3

 
(64.0
)
 
6.1

Total comprehensive (loss) income
 
$
(74.7
)
 
$
118.3

 
$
68.0

 
$
162.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(a) - Tax expense related to pension and other postretirement liability adjustments
 
$
1.7

 
$
35.7

 
$
0.7

 
$
41.0


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.



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BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(Unaudited)
(in millions)


 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
ASSETS
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
126.1

 
$
141.7

Accounts receivable, net
562.0

 
615.4

Inventories
594.9

 
648.5

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
118.0

 
98.9

Assets held for sale
249.8

 

Total current assets
1,650.8

 
1,504.5

Property and equipment, net
1,128.8

 
1,284.3

Goodwill
978.5

 
1,052.2

Other intangible assets, net
175.3

 
190.6

Deferred charges and other assets
87.4

 
78.6

Total other long-term assets
1,241.2

 
1,321.4

 
 
 
 
TOTAL ASSETS
$
4,020.8

 
$
4,110.2

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
$

 
$
0.2

Short-term borrowings
17.9

 
14.7

Accounts payable
321.0

 
362.8

Accrued salaries and wages
85.3

 
99.6

Accrued income and other taxes
42.1

 
32.3

Other current liabilities
73.1

 
92.3

Liabilities held for sale
87.0

 

Total current liabilities
626.4

 
601.9

 
 
 
 
Long-term debt, less current portion
1,432.9

 
1,421.4

Deferred taxes
252.5

 
269.8

Other liabilities and deferred credits
114.0

 
132.3

Total liabilities
2,425.8

 
2,425.4

 
 
 
 
Commitments and contingencies (See Note 12)





 
 
 
 
EQUITY
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Common stock issued (128.0 and 127.9 shares, respectively)
12.8

 
12.8

Capital in excess of par value
556.6

 
548.1

Retained earnings
2,054.9

 
2,005.1

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(162.7
)
 
(98.7
)
Common stock held in treasury (28.1 and 26.0 shares at cost, respectively)
(866.6
)
 
(782.5
)
Total equity
1,595.0

 
1,684.8

 
 
 
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$
4,020.8

 
$
4,110.2

 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(in millions) 

 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 30,
 
2014
 
2013
Cash flows from operating activities
 

 
 

Net income
$
132.0

 
$
156.4

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
139.0

 
143.5

Excess tax benefit from share-based payment arrangements
(0.6
)
 

Share-based compensation
9.4

 
15.1

Deferred income taxes
(18.0
)
 
13.9

Income of unconsolidated affiliated company
(1.0
)
 
(2.5
)
Non-cash impairment charge for net assets held for sale
44.7

 

Loss on sale of property and equipment
0.1

 
0.4

Net facility consolidation and other costs

 
6.7

Gain on divestitures
(9.3
)
 
(5.5
)
Changes in working capital, excluding effect of acquisitions, divestitures and currency
(101.9
)
 
(38.9
)
Changes in other assets and liabilities
(2.9
)
 
(26.7
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
191.5

 
262.4

 
 
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities
 

 
 

Additions to property and equipment
(112.7
)
 
(90.3
)
Business acquisitions and adjustments, net of cash acquired

 
(56.3
)
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment
7.9

 
10.7

Proceeds from divestitures
79.8

 
30.4

 
 
 
 
Net cash used in investing activities
(25.0
)
 
(105.5
)
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities
 

 
 

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
199.4

 

Repayment of long-term debt
(399.8
)
 

Net borrowing of commercial paper
202.8

 
17.7

Net borrowing (repayment) of short-term debt
7.4

 
(2.4
)
Cash dividends paid to shareholders
(81.6
)
 
(80.8
)
Common stock purchased for the treasury
(84.1
)
 
(35.6
)
Deferred payments for business acquisitions
(6.6
)
 

Excess tax benefit from share-based payment arrangements
0.6

 

Stock incentive programs and related tax withholdings
(1.5
)
 
(13.5
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash used in financing activities
(163.4
)
 
(114.6
)
 
 
 
 
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents
(8.7
)
 
(0.8
)
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents classified as held for sale assets
(10.0
)
 

 
 
 
 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
(15.6
)
 
41.5

 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents balance at beginning of year
141.7

 
114.1

 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents balance at end of period
$
126.1

 
$
155.6


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EQUITY
(Unaudited)
(in millions) 



 
Common
Stock
 
Capital In
Excess of
Par Value
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
Common
Stock Held
In Treasury
 
Total
Balance at December 31, 2012
$
12.7

 
$
545.4

 
$
1,900.9

 
$
(112.9
)
 
$
(705.2
)
 
$
1,640.9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 

 
 

 
156.4

 
 

 
 

 
156.4

Other comprehensive income
 

 
 

 
 

 
6.1

 
 

 
6.1

Cash dividends declared on common stock
 

 
 

 
(81.4
)
 
 

 
 

 
(81.4
)
Stock incentive programs and related tax withholdings (0.6 shares)
0.1

 
(13.6
)
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
(13.5
)
Tax shortfall expense from share-based payment arrangements
 

 
(0.6
)
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
(0.6
)
Share-based compensation
 

 
15.1

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
15.1

Purchase of 1.0 shares of common stock for the treasury
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(35.6
)
 
(35.6
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at September 30, 2013
$
12.8

 
$
546.3

 
$
1,975.9

 
$
(106.8
)
 
$
(740.8
)
 
$
1,687.4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at December 31, 2013
$
12.8

 
$
548.1

 
$
2,005.1

 
$
(98.7
)
 
$
(782.5
)
 
$
1,684.8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 

 
 

 
132.0

 
 

 
 

 
132.0

Other comprehensive loss
 

 
 

 
 

 
(64.0
)
 
 

 
(64.0
)
Cash dividends declared on common stock
 

 
 

 
(82.2
)
 
 

 
 

 
(82.2
)
Stock incentive programs and related tax withholdings (0.1 shares)
 
 
(1.5
)
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
(1.5
)
Excess tax benefit from share-based payment arrangements
 

 
0.6

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
0.6

Share-based compensation
 

 
9.4

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
9.4

Purchase of 2.1 shares of common stock for the treasury
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(84.1
)
 
(84.1
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at September 30, 2014
$
12.8

 
$
556.6

 
$
2,054.9

 
$
(162.7
)
 
$
(866.6
)
 
$
1,595.0


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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BEMIS COMPANY, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS



Note 1Basis of Presentation
 
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by Bemis Company, Inc. (the "Company") in accordance with accounting principles for interim financial information generally accepted in the United States and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes necessary for a comprehensive presentation of financial position and results of operations.  It is management’s opinion, however, that all material adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) have been made which are necessary for a fair financial statement presentation.  For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.
 

Note 2New Accounting Guidance

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued new guidance which supersedes current revenue recognition requirements.  This guidance is based on the principle that revenue is recognized to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services.  The guidance is required to be applied by the Company in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 using one of two retrospective application methods. The Company is currently evaluating the application methods and the impact of this new statement on the Company's consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.    

In April 2014, the FASB issued new guidance that redefines a discontinued operation as a component or group of components that has been disposed of or is classified as held for sale and represents a strategic shift that has (or will have) a major effect on an entity’s financial results. Continuing involvement will no longer preclude presentation as a discontinued operation. The guidance is required to be applied by the Company prospectively to new disposals and new classifications of disposal groups as held for sale beginning in fiscal 2015. While early adoption is permitted, the Company did not early adopt this guidance for its planned divestiture of its Pressure Sensitive Materials business. The Company does not expect the adoption of this standard will have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.


Note 3Long-Term Debt

On July 15, 2014, the Company amended its revolving credit facility to provide for a $200 million term loan. This term loan has an eight-year term and a variable rate based on the one-month London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") plus a fixed spread. The Company used this term loan combined with commercial paper borrowings to refinance $400 million public notes that matured in August 2014.


Note 4Divestitures and Plant Closure
 
Planned Divestiture of Pressure Sensitive Materials Business

In September 2014, the Company reached an agreement to sell its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business for a sales price of $170 million. This transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval, is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2014. At September 30, 2014, the Company determined that the Pressure Sensitive Materials business met the criteria to be classified as a discontinued operation, which required retrospective application to certain financial information for all periods presented. The assets and liabilities of the Pressure Sensitive Materials business were reflected as held for sale in the consolidated balance sheet at September 30, 2014.
    

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The following table summarizes the results of the Pressure Sensitive Materials business, reclassified as discontinued operations for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2014 and 2013:
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
September 30,
 
September 30,
(in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Net sales
 
$
134.6

 
$
137.0

 
$
422.2

 
$
419.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations before income taxes
 
$
(34.9
)
 
$
8.0

 
$
(42.2
)
 
$
22.2

Provision for income taxes on discontinued operations
 
9.6

 
2.9

 
7.7

 
8.0

(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax
 
$
(44.5
)
 
$
5.1

 
$
(49.9
)
 
$
14.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations includes the operating results of our Pressure Sensitive Materials business, goodwill impairment charges, direct transaction costs associated with the planned divestiture, and plant closure costs associated with the Stow, Ohio plant.
Assets and liabilities classified as held for sale are required to be recorded at the lower of carrying value or fair value less costs to sell. Accordingly, the Company recorded goodwill impairment charges of $44.7 million in the third quarter of 2014 when it became apparent the business would sell for less than its carrying value. There were no indicators of impairment prior to the third quarter of 2014.
In March 2014, the Company announced the closure of its plant in Stow, Ohio, one of its Pressure Sensitive Materials manufacturing facilities. Operations ceased at this location in May 2014. During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, plant closure costs of $25.0 million were recorded and approximately $20.8 million of cash payments were made. These costs are included within (loss) income from discontinued operation and included a final withdrawal payment for a multi-employer pension plan.
The following table summarizes the carrying value of the assets and liabilities held for sale:
(in millions)
 
September 30, 2014
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
10.0

Accounts receivable, net
 
71.3

Inventories
 
78.2

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
1.1

Property and equipment, net
 
79.4

Goodwill
 
7.8

Other intangible assets, net
 
1.6

Deferred charges and other assets
 
0.4

Assets held for sale
 
$
249.8

 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
50.2

Accrued salaries and wages
 
18.8

Accrued income and other taxes
 
5.3

Other current liabilities
 
2.9

Other liabilities and deferred credits
 
9.8

Liabilities held for sale
 
$
87.0


    

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Divestiture of Paper Packaging Division

On March 31, 2014, the Company completed the sale of its Paper Packaging Division. Annual net sales by this division were approximately $160 million. Net proceeds of the transaction totaled $79.8 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. A $9.3 million pre-tax gain on the sale was recorded as part of other non-operating income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
    
Divestiture of Clysar

On May 29, 2013, the Company completed the sale of its Clysar thin gauge shrink film plant. Annual net sales of Clysar films were approximately $70 million and were sold primarily through distributors. A $5.5 million pre-tax gain on the sale was recorded as part of other non-operating income for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. As of September 30, 2013, net proceeds of the transaction totaled $30.4 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments, which reduced the proceeds slightly during the fourth quarter of 2013.


Note 5Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities Measured at Fair Value
 
The fair values of the Company’s financial assets and financial liabilities listed below reflect the amounts that would be received to sell the assets or paid to transfer the liabilities in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (exit price).
 
The Company’s non-derivative financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, short-term borrowings, and long-term debt.  At September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the carrying value of these financial instruments, excluding long-term debt, approximates fair value because of the short-term maturities of these instruments.
 
Fair value disclosures are classified based on the fair value hierarchy.  Level 1 fair value measurements represent exchange-traded securities which are valued at quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access as of the reporting date.  Level 2 fair value measurements are determined using input prices that are directly observable for the asset or liability or indirectly observable through corroboration with observable market data.  Level 3 fair value measurements are determined using unobservable inputs, such as internally developed pricing models for the asset or liability due to little or no market activity for the asset or liability.
 
The fair value measurements of the Company’s long-term debt represent non-active market exchange-traded securities which are valued at quoted prices or using input prices that are directly observable or indirectly observable through corroboration with observable market data.  The carrying values and estimated fair values of long-term debt at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 follow:
 
 
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
(in millions)
 
Carrying Value
 
Fair Value (Level 2)
 
Carrying Value
 
Fair Value (Level 2)
Long-term debt
 
$
1,432.9

 
$
1,538.7

 
$
1,421.4

 
$
1,520.1

 
The fair values of derivatives are based on inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability.  These inputs include interest rates.  The financial assets and financial liabilities are primarily valued using standard calculations / models that use as their basis readily observable market parameters.  Industry standard data providers are the primary source for forward and spot rate information for both interest rates and currency rates, with resulting valuations periodically validated through third-party or counterparty quotes. The fair value of the Company's derivatives follow:
 
 
 
Fair Value As of
 
Fair Value As of
 
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
(in millions)
 
(Level 2)
 
(Level 2)
Interest rate swaps — net liability position
 
$
7.9

 
$
20.2




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Note 6Derivative Instruments
 
The Company enters into derivative transactions to manage exposures arising in the normal course of business.  The Company does not enter into derivative transactions for speculative or trading purposes.  The Company recognizes all derivative instruments on the balance sheet at fair value.  Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments are adjusted to fair value through income.  Depending on the nature of derivatives designated as hedging instruments, changes in the fair value are either offset against the change in fair value of the hedged assets, liabilities, or firm commitments through earnings or recognized in shareholders’ equity through other comprehensive income until the hedged item is recognized.  Gains or losses, if any, related to the ineffective portion of any hedge are recognized through earnings in the current period.
 
The Company enters into interest rate swap contracts to economically convert a portion of the Company’s fixed-rate debt to variable rate debt.  During the fourth quarter of 2011, the Company entered into four interest rate swap agreements with a total notional amount of $400 million.  These contracts were designated as fair value hedges of the Company’s $400 million 4.50 percent fixed-rate debt due in 2021.  The variable rate for each of the interest rate swaps is based on the six-month LIBOR, set in arrears, plus a fixed spread.  The variable rates are reset semi-annually at each net settlement date.  Fair values of these interest rate swaps are determined using discounted cash flow or other appropriate methodologies.  Asset positions are included in deferred charges and other assets with a corresponding increase in long-term debt.  Liability positions are included in other liabilities and deferred credits with a corresponding decrease in long-term debt.

The Company enters into forward exchange contracts to manage foreign currency exchange rate exposures associated with certain foreign currency denominated receivables and payables.  Forward exchange contracts generally have maturities of less than six months and relate primarily to major Western European currencies for the Company’s European operations, the U.S. dollar for the Company’s Brazilian operations, and the U.S. and Australian dollars for the Company’s New Zealand and Australian operations.  The Company has not designated these derivative instruments as hedging instruments.  At September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, the Company had outstanding forward exchange contracts with notional amounts aggregating $4.4 million and $5.5 million, respectively.  The net settlement amount (fair value) related to active forward exchange contracts is recorded on the balance sheet as either a current or long-term asset or liability and as an element of other operating income which offsets the related transaction gains or losses. The net settlement amounts were immaterial for all periods presented.
 
The Company is exposed to credit loss in the event of non-performance by counterparties in forward exchange contracts and interest-rate swap contracts.  Collateral is generally not required of the counterparties or of the Company.  In the event a counterparty fails to meet the contractual terms of a currency swap or forward exchange contract, the Company’s risk is limited to the fair value of the instrument.  The Company actively monitors its exposure to credit risk through the use of credit approvals and credit limits, and by selecting major international banks and financial institutions as counterparties.  The Company has not had any historical instances of non-performance by any counterparties, nor does it anticipate any future instances of non-performance.
 
The fair values, balance sheet presentation, and the hedge designation status of derivative instruments at September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 are presented in the table below: 
 
 
 
 
Fair Value (Level 2) as of
(in millions)
 
Balance Sheet Location
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Liability Derivatives
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps — designated as hedge
 
Other liabilities and deferred credits
 
$
7.9

 
$
20.2

 

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The income statement impact of derivatives are presented in the table below:
 
 
 
 
Amount of Gain (Loss) Recognized in Income on Derivatives
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions)
 
Location of Gain (Loss) Recognized in Income on Derivatives
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Designated as hedges
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps
 
Interest expense
 
$
2.0

 
$
2.0

 
$
6.2

 
$
6.0

Not designated as hedges
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forward exchange contracts
 
Other operating income
 

 
(0.2
)
 
(0.2
)
 

Total
 
 
 
$
2.0

 
$
1.8

 
$
6.0

 
$
6.0


Note 7Inventories
 
Inventories are valued at the lower of cost, as determined by the first-in, first-out ("FIFO") method, or market.  Inventory values using the FIFO method of accounting approximate replacement cost.  Inventories are summarized as follows:
 
(in millions)
 
September 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
Raw materials and supplies
 
$
203.7

 
$
215.6

Work in process and finished goods
 
391.2

 
432.9

Total inventories
 
$
594.9

 
$
648.5

 

Note 8Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
 
Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill attributable to each reportable business segment follow:
(in millions)
 
U.S. Packaging Segment
 
Global Packaging Segment
 
Pressure Sensitive Materials Segment
 
Total
Reported balance at December 31, 2013
 
$
632.3

 
$
367.3

 
$
52.6

 
$
1,052.2

Reclassification
 
12.8

 
(12.8
)
 

 

Non-cash impairment charge for net assets held for sale
 

 

 
(44.7
)
 
(44.7
)
Divestiture and reclassification to held for sale assets
 
(10.1
)
 


 
(7.8
)
 
(17.9
)
Currency translation
 
(0.6
)
 
(10.4
)
 
(0.1
)
 
(11.1
)
Reported balance at September 30, 2014
 
$
634.4

 
$
344.1

 

 
$
978.5

 

The components of amortized intangible assets follow: 
(in millions)
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Intangible Assets
 
Gross Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated Amortization
 
Gross Carrying Amount
 
Accumulated Amortization
Contract based
 
$
10.9

 
$
(1.2
)
 
$
26.2

 
$
(14.4
)
Technology based
 
81.5

 
(42.9
)
 
82.6

 
(40.9
)
Marketing related
 
17.2

 
(9.4
)
 
23.0

 
(14.2
)
Customer based
 
191.7

 
(72.5
)
 
200.1

 
(71.8
)
Reported balance
 
$
301.3

 
$
(126.0
)
 
$
331.9

 
$
(141.3
)
 
Amortization expense for intangible assets was $11.6 million during the first nine months of 2014 and 2013.  Estimated amortization expense is $3.9 million for the remainder of 2014; $15.5 million for 2015; $15.4 million for 2016; $15.3 million for 2017 and 2018; and $15.0 million for 2019.  The Company does not have any accumulated impairment losses. 

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Note 9Components of Net Periodic Benefit Cost
 
Benefit costs for defined benefit pension plans are shown below.  The funding policy and assumptions disclosed in the Company’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K are expected to continue unchanged throughout 2014.
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Service cost - benefits earned during the period
 
$
2.0

 
$
3.5

 
$
5.9

 
$
10.6

Interest cost on projected benefit obligation
 
8.6

 
8.1

 
25.6

 
24.3

Expected return on plan assets
 
(12.0
)
 
(12.0
)
 
(36.0
)
 
(36.0
)
Settlement loss
 
0.9

 

 
1.3

 

Curtailment loss
 

 
0.4

 
0.9

 
0.4

Amortization:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrecognized transition obligation
 
0.1

 
0.1

 
0.2

 
0.2

Prior service cost
 
0.3

 
0.2

 
1.0

 
0.8

Actuarial net loss
 
3.0

 
6.5

 
8.8

 
19.5

Net periodic benefit cost
 
$
2.9

 
$
6.8

 
$
7.7

 
$
19.8

 
Costs for defined contribution pension plans were $5.1 million and $15.6 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively. Costs for defined contribution pension plans were $4.9 million and $14.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, a curtailment benefit of $3.0 million was recorded related to other postretirement plan changes. Benefit costs for other postretirement plans were not significant for the nine months ended September 30, 2013.


Note 10Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
The components and activity of accumulated other comprehensive loss are as follows: 
(in millions)
 
Foreign Currency Translation
 
Pension And Other Postretirement Liability Adjustments
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
December 31, 2012
 
$
80.5

 
$
(193.4
)
 
$
(112.9
)
Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications
 
(58.9
)
 
52.2

 
(6.7
)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss
 

 
12.8

 
12.8

Net current period other comprehensive (loss) income
 
(58.9
)
 
65.0

 
6.1

September 30, 2013
 
$
21.6

 
$
(128.4
)
 
$
(106.8
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2013
 
$
(8.0
)
 
$
(90.7
)
 
$
(98.7
)
Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications
 
(65.1
)
 
(4.8
)
 
(69.9
)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss
 

 
5.9

 
5.9

Net current period other comprehensive (loss) income
 
(65.1
)
 
1.1

 
(64.0
)
September 30, 2014
 
$
(73.1
)
 
$
(89.6
)
 
$
(162.7
)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss associated with pension and other postretirement liability adjustments are net of tax effects of $55.0 million and $55.6 million as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively. Reclassifications of $4.3 million ($2.6 million, net of tax) and $7.2 million ($4.4 million, net of tax) for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, related to pension costs. Reclassifications of $12.2 million ($7.3 million, net of tax) and $20.9 million ($12.8 million, net of tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively, related to pension costs. Other comprehensive income before reclassifications of $7.7 million ($4.8 million, net of tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, related to remeasurement of other postretirement plans triggered by curtailment. An additional reclassification of $2.2 million ($1.4 million, net of tax) for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, related to curtailment benefits associated with other postretirement plans. Refer to Note 9 — Components of Net Periodic Benefit Cost for additional detail.

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Note 11Earnings Per Share Computations
 
The Company considers unvested share-based payment awards that contain nonforfeitable rights to receive dividends or dividend equivalents (whether paid or unpaid) to be participating securities, and thus includes them in the two-class method of computing earnings per share.  Participating securities include a portion of the Company’s unvested employee stock awards, which receive nonforfeitable cash payments equal to the dividend on the Company’s common stock.  The calculation of earnings per share for common stock shown below excludes the income attributable to the participating securities from the numerator and excludes the dilutive impact of those awards from the denominator.
 
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions, except per share amounts)
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Numerator
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Net income
 
$
17.0

 
$
54.0

 
$
132.0

 
$
156.4

Income allocated to participating securities
 

 
(0.1
)
 

 
(0.2
)
Net income available to common shareholders (1)
 
$
17.0

 
$
53.9

 
$
132.0

 
$
156.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Denominator
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Weighted average common shares outstanding — basic
 
99.9

 
102.9

 
100.6

 
103.0

Dilutive shares
 
1.0

 
0.9

 
0.9

 
1.0

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding — diluted
 
100.9

 
103.8

 
101.5

 
104.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Per common share income
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
 
$
0.17

 
$
0.52

 
$
1.31

 
$
1.52

Diluted
 
$
0.17

 
$
0.52

 
$
1.30

 
$
1.50

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1
)
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding
 
99.9

 
102.9

 
100.6

 
103.0

 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding and participating securities
 
99.9

 
103.0

 
100.6

 
103.1

 
Percentage allocated to common shareholders
 
100.0
%
 
99.9
%
 
100.0
%
 
99.9
%

     Certain stock awards outstanding were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share above because they would not have had a dilutive effect. The excluded stock awards represented an aggregate of 0.4 million shares for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014. The excluded stock awards represented an aggregate of 0.1 million shares for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013.

 


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Note 12Legal Proceedings
 
The Company is involved in a number of lawsuits incidental to its business, including environmental-related litigation and routine litigation arising in the ordinary course of business.  Although it is difficult to predict the ultimate outcome of these cases, the Company believes, except as discussed below, that any ultimate liability would not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial condition or results of operations.
 
Environmental Matters
 
The Company is a potentially responsible party ("PRP") pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (commonly known as "Superfund") and similar state and foreign laws in proceedings associated with 17 sites around the United States and one in Brazil.  These proceedings were instituted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and certain state and foreign environmental agencies at various times beginning in 1983.  Superfund and similar state and foreign laws create liability for investigation and remediation in response to releases of hazardous substances in the environment. Under these statutes, joint and several liability may be imposed on waste generators, site owners and operators, and others regardless of fault.  Although these regulations could require the Company to remove or mitigate the effects on the environment at various sites, perform remediation work at such sites, or pay damages for loss of use and non-use values, the Company expects its liability in these proceedings to be limited to monetary damages. The Company expects its future liability relative to these sites to be insignificant, individually and in the aggregate.  The Company has accrued an amount that it believes to be adequate to cover its exposure.
 
São Paulo Tax Dispute

Two of the Company’s subsidiaries (Dixie Toga Ltda ("Dixie Toga") and Itap Bemis Ltda.) were involved in a tax dispute with the City of São Paulo, Brazil ("City"). The City imposes a tax on the rendering of printing services. The City assessed this city services tax on the production and sale of printed labels and packaging products. The Company disagreed and contended that the city services tax was not applicable to its products and that the products were subject only to the state value added tax ("VAT"). Under Brazilian law, state VAT and city services tax are mutually exclusive and the same transaction can be subject to only one of those taxes. Based on a ruling from the State of São Paulo, advice from legal counsel, and long standing business practice, the Company appealed the city services tax and instead continued to collect and pay only the state VAT.

The City disagreed and assessed the subsidiaries the city services tax for the multiple years dating back to 1991. The Company challenged the assessments and ultimately litigated the issue. Multiple courts, including the Lower Tax Court in the city of São Paulo and the São Paulo Court of Justice, previously issued decisions in favor of the Company. In May 2014, the Second Panel of the Supreme Court for the State of São Paulo issued a decision in favor of the Company in one of the relevant lawsuits.  The City did not appeal, and the decision is final.  The Company is involved in several similar lawsuits with the City. We expect it may take several years before the remaining cases are fully decided, but we believe this decision has established precedence and should lead to a favorable ruling in the remaining cases.

Brazil Tax Dispute - Goodwill Amortization
               
                During October 2013, Dixie Toga received an income tax assessment in Brazil for the tax years 2009 through 2011 that relates to the amortization of certain goodwill generated from the acquisition of Dixie Toga.  The income tax assessed for those years is approximately $15.5 million, translated to U.S. dollars at the September 30, 2014 exchange rate. The Company expects that tax examinations for years after 2011 will include similar assessments as the Company continues to claim the tax benefits associated with the goodwill amortization. An ultimate adverse resolution on these assessments, including interest and penalties, could be material to the Company's consolidated results of operations and/or cash flows.

The Company has been advised by its legal and tax advisors that its position with respect to the deductions is allowable under the tax laws of Brazil. The Company is contesting the disallowance and believes it is more likely than not the tax benefit will be sustained in its entirety and consequently has not recorded a liability. The Company intends to litigate the matter if it is not resolved at the administrative appeals levels. The ultimate outcome will not be determined until the Brazilian tax appeal process is complete, which could take several years.  At this time, the Company believes that final resolution of the assessment will not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
 

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Brazil Investigation

     On September 18, 2007, the Secretariat of Economic Law ("SDE"), a governmental agency in Brazil, initiated an investigation into possible anti-competitive practices in the Brazilian flexible packaging industry against a number of Brazilian companies including a Dixie Toga subsidiary. The investigation relates to periods prior to the Company’s acquisition of control of Dixie Toga and its subsidiaries. Given the nature of the proceedings, the Company is unable at the present time to predict the outcome of this matter.

Multi-Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plans
 
As of September 30, 2014, the Company participates in one multi-employer defined benefit pension plan based on obligations arising under collective bargaining agreements covering union-represented employees.  The Company does not directly manage this multi-employer pension plan, which is generally managed by a board of trustees, half of whom are appointed by the unions and the other half by employers contributing to the plans.  Based on the information provided by the plan administrator, the Company is aware that this plan is underfunded.  In addition, pension-related legislation requires underfunded pension plans to improve their funding ratios within prescribed intervals based on the level of their underfunding.  As a result, the Company expects its contributions to this plan to increase in the future.
 
Under current law regarding multi-employer defined benefit plans, a plan’s termination, the Company’s voluntary partial or full withdrawal, or the mass withdrawal of all contributing employers from any underfunded multi-employer pension plan, would require the Company to make payments to the plan for the Company’s proportionate share of the multi-employer pension plan’s unfunded vested liabilities. In addition, if a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan fails to satisfy certain minimum funding requirements, the IRS may impose a nondeductible excise tax of five percent on the amount of the accumulated funding deficiency for those employers contributing to the fund. It cannot be assured that there will not be a withdrawal event where the amount the Company would be required to contribute would have a material adverse impact on our consolidated financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows.

As of December 31, 2013, based on the most recently available valuation data, the Company estimated a full withdrawal from its two remaining multi-employer plans would result in a charge of approximately $25 million, with the option to pay the balance in installments over 20 years. During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company settled and paid a withdrawal liability for the withdrawal from the Central States Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund as part of a Pressure Sensitive Materials plant closure (refer to Note 4 Divestitures and Plant Closure). The Company's current estimate of residual exposure related to its one remaining plan is not significant.



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Note 13Segments of Business
 
The Company's business activities are organized around and aggregated into its two principal business segments, U.S. Packaging and Global Packaging, based on their similar economic characteristics, products, production process, types of customers, and distribution methods. Both internal and external reporting conforms to this organizational structure, with no significant differences in accounting policies applied. Minor intersegment sales are generally priced to reflect nominal markups. The Company evaluates the performance of its segments and allocates resources to them based primarily on operating profit, which is defined as profit before general corporate expense, interest expense, other non-operating income, and income taxes.
 
A summary of the Company’s business activities reported by its two business segments follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
Business Segments (in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Sales including intersegment sales:
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
U.S. Packaging
 
$
725.0

 
$
756.9

 
$
2,203.0

 
$
2,298.7

Global Packaging
 
388.2

 
378.0

 
1,129.3

 
1,134.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intersegment sales:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Packaging
 
(8.3
)
 
(6.2
)
 
(22.3
)
 
(21.1
)
Global Packaging
 
(6.7
)
 
(7.2
)
 
(19.2
)
 
(20.9
)
Total net sales
 
$
1,098.2

 
$
1,121.5

 
$
3,290.8

 
$
3,391.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Packaging
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Operating profit before facility consolidation and other costs
 
$
95.3

 
$
97.6

 
$
288.1

 
$
294.5

Facility consolidation and other costs
 

 
(15.8
)
 

 
(46.4
)
Operating profit
 
95.3

 
81.8

 
288.1

 
248.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Global Packaging
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating profit before facility consolidation and other costs
 
32.9

 
28.3

 
83.6

 
81.2

Facility consolidation and other costs
 

 

 

 
0.4

Operating profit
 
32.9

 
28.3

 
83.6

 
81.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General corporate expenses
 
(20.9
)
 
(22.5
)
 
(62.5
)
 
(73.7
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
 
107.3

 
87.6

 
309.2

 
256.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
14.0

 
17.0

 
47.9

 
50.6

Other non-operating income
 
(1.2
)
 
(3.4
)
 
(15.6
)
 
(6.3
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
 
$
94.5

 
$
74.0

 
$
276.9

 
$
211.7



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Business Segments (in millions)
 
September 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Total assets:
 
 

 
 

U.S. Packaging
 
$
1,997.6

 
$
2,016.8

Global Packaging
 
1,450.8

 
1,463.5

Pressure Sensitive Materials
 

 
319.8

Total identifiable assets (1)
 
3,448.4

 
3,800.1

Assets held for sale
 
249.8

 

Corporate assets (2)
 
322.6

 
310.1

Total
 
$
4,020.8

 
$
4,110.2


(1)    Total assets by business segment include only those assets that are specifically identified with each segment’s operations.
(2)  Corporate assets are principally cash and cash equivalents, prepaid expenses, prepaid income taxes, prepaid pension benefit costs, and corporate tangible and intangible property.

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ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS


Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014
 
Management’s Discussion and Analysis should be read in conjunction with the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions, except per share amounts)
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Net sales
 
$
1,098.2

 
100.0
 %
 
$
1,121.5

 
100.0
 %
 
$
3,290.8

 
100.0
 %
 
$
3,391.3

 
100.0
 %
Cost of products sold
 
877.5

 
79.9

 
897.3

 
80.0

 
2,640.2

 
80.2

 
2,723.3

 
80.3

Gross profit
 
220.7

 
20.1

 
224.2

 
20.0

 
650.6

 
19.8

 
668.0

 
19.7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses
 
104.6

 
9.5

 
112.8

 
10.1

 
315.6

 
9.6

 
343.5

 
10.1

Research and development
 
11.2

 
1.0

 
10.7

 
1.0

 
33.4

 
1.0

 
30.1

 
0.9

Facility consolidation and other costs
 

 

 
15.8

 
1.4

 

 

 
46.0

 
1.4

Other operating income
 
(2.4
)
 
(0.2
)
 
(2.7
)
 
(0.2
)
 
(7.6
)
 
(0.2
)
 
(7.6
)
 
(0.2
)
Operating income
 
107.3

 
9.8

 
87.6

 
7.8

 
309.2

 
9.4

 
256.0

 
7.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
14.0

 
1.3

 
17.0

 
1.5

 
47.9

 
1.5

 
50.6

 
1.5

Other non-operating income
 
(1.2
)
 
(0.1
)
 
(3.4
)
 
(0.3
)
 
(15.6
)
 
(0.5
)
 
(6.3
)
 
(0.2
)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes
 
94.5

 
8.6

 
74.0

 
6.6

 
276.9

 
8.4

 
211.7

 
6.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
 
33.0

 
3.0

 
25.1

 
2.2

 
95.0

 
2.9

 
69.5

 
2.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations
 
61.5

 
5.6
 %
 
48.9

 
4.4
 %
 
181.9

 
5.5
 %
 
142.2

 
4.2
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax
 
(44.5
)
 
(4.1
)%
 
5.1

 
0.5
 %
 
(49.9
)
 
(1.5
)%
 
14.2

 
0.4
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
17.0

 
1.5
 %
 
$
54.0

 
4.8
 %
 
$
132.0

 
4.0
 %
 
$
156.4

 
4.6
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Effective income tax rate
 
 

 
34.9
 %
 
 

 
33.9
 %
 
 

 
34.3
 %
 
 

 
32.8
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations
 
$
0.61

 
 

 
$
0.47

 
 

 
$
1.79

 
 

 
$
1.36

 
 


Overview
 
Bemis Company, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of packaging supplying a variety of markets.  Historically, about 75 percent of our total net sales are to customers in the food industry.  Sales of our packaging products are widely diversified among food categories and can be found in nearly every aisle of the grocery store.  Our emphasis on supplying packaging to the food industry has typically provided a more stable market environment for our U.S. Packaging and Global Packaging business segments. 
 
Market Conditions
 
The markets into which our products are sold are highly competitive.  Our leading market positions in packaging for perishable food and medical device products reflect our focus on value-added, proprietary products that provide food safety and sterility benefits.  We also manufacture products for which our technical know-how and economies of scale offer us a competitive advantage.  The primary raw materials for our business segments are polymer resins and films, paper, inks, adhesives, aluminum, and chemicals.
 

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Facility Consolidation

During the fourth quarter of 2011 we initiated a facility consolidation program to improve efficiencies and reduce fixed costs. This program was expanded in the second quarter of 2012. In total, nine production facilities were closed, and while some low margin business was shed, most of the production from these facilities has been transferred to other facilities.  The total cost of the programs was $149.8 million which included $55.3 million in employee-related costs, $51.2 million in fixed asset accelerated depreciation and write-downs, and $43.3 million in other facility consolidation costs.
 
We recorded $15.8 million and $46.0 million of charges associated with the facility consolidation programs during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013.  These costs have been recorded on the consolidated statement of income as facility consolidation and other costs.  Cash payments for these programs during the nine months ended September 30, 2013 totaled $32.7 million.  At the end of 2013, the facility consolidation program was substantially complete.   


Divestitures and Acquisition

     Planned Divestiture of Pressure Sensitive Materials Business

In September 2014, we reached an agreement to sell our global Pressure Sensitive Materials business for a sales price of $170 million. This transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval, is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2014. At September 30, 2014, we determined that Pressure Sensitive Materials business met the criteria to be classified as a discontinued operation, which required retrospective application to certain financial information for all periods presented.     

Divestiture of Paper Packaging Division

On March 31, 2014, we completed the sale of our Paper Packaging Division. Annual net sales by this division were approximately $160 million. Net proceeds of the transaction totaled $79.8 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. A $9.3 million pre-tax gain on the sale was recorded as part of other non-operating income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
    

Acquisition of Specialty Film Manufacturer in Foshan, China    

On July 1, 2013, we acquired Foshan New Changsheng Plastics Films Co., LTD ("NCS"), a specialty film manufacturer located in Foshan, China. The acquisition of this film platform is expected to provide cost and logistics benefits to support our broader Asia-Pacific growth strategy. The cash purchase price was $75.6 million.

Divestiture of Clysar Plant in Clinton, Iowa
 
On May 29, 2013, we completed the sale of our Clysar thin gauge shrink film plant. Annual net sales of Clysar films were approximately $70 million and were sold primarily through distributors into the display market. Net proceeds of the transaction totaled $30 million.



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Results of Operations — Third Quarter 2014
 
Consolidated Overview 
(in millions, except per share amounts)
 
2014
 
2013
Net sales
 
$
1,098.2

 
$
1,121.5

Income from continuing operations
 
61.5

 
48.9

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operation
 
0.61

 
0.47

 
Net sales for the third quarter of 2014 decreased 2.1 percent compared to the same period of 2013. The divestiture of the Paper Packaging Division in 2014 reduced sales by 3.8 percent. The impact of currency translation reduced net sales by 0.8 percent. The remaining 2.5 percent increase in net sales represents the benefit of increased selling prices and improved sales mix as unit volumes were relatively consistent with the prior year.

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the third quarter of 2014 were $0.61 compared to $0.47 reported in the same quarter of 2013. Results for the third quarter of 2013 included a $0.10 charge associated with facility consolidation and other costs and a $0.02 gain on the sale of land and building.

U.S. Packaging Business Segment
(dollars in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
Net sales
 
$
716.7

 
$
750.7

Operating profit (See Note 13 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements)
 
95.3

 
81.8

Operating profit as a percentage of net sales
 
13.3
%
 
10.9
%

For the third quarter of 2014, U.S. Packaging net sales of $716.7 million represented a decrease of 4.5 percent compared to the same period of 2013. The divestiture of the Paper Packaging Division in the first quarter of 2014 reduced sales by 5.6 percent. The remaining 1.1 percent increase in net sales primarily reflects the benefit of increased selling prices and improved sales mix as unit volumes were relatively consistent with the prior year.

Operating profit for the third quarter of 2014 was $95.3 million, or 13.3 percent of net sales, compared to $81.8 million, or 10.9 percent of net sales in 2013. Operating profit in 2013 was negatively impacted by $15.8 million of facility consolidation and other costs. Operating profit in 2014 results reflect the benefit of sales mix improvements and the adverse impact of costs and manufacturing inefficiencies related to the commercialization of new business.
  
Global Packaging Business Segment
(dollars in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
Net sales
 
$
381.5

 
$
370.8

Operating profit (See Note 13 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements)
 
32.9

 
28.3

Operating profit as a percentage of net sales
 
8.6
%
 
7.6
%

For the third quarter of 2014, Global Packaging net sales of $381.5 million represented an increase of 2.9 percent compared to the third quarter of 2013. The impact of currency translation reduced net sales by 2.5 percent compared to the previous year. The remaining 5.4 percent increase in Global Packaging net sales reflects an approximately 4 percent increase related to higher selling prices and improved sales mix reflecting increased sales of value-added packaging products.
        
Operating profit for the third quarter of 2014 was $32.9 million, or 8.6 percent of net sales, compared to $28.3 million, or 7.6 percent, of net sales in 2013. The net effect of currency translation decreased operating profit during the third quarter of 2014 by $1.0 million compared to the same period of 2013. Margin improvement in this segment reflects the favorable impact of increased sales of value-added packaging for medical device, pharmaceutical, and perishable food applications.
  

 

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Consolidated Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses
(dollars in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
Selling, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A)
 
$
104.6

 
$
112.8

SG&A as a percentage of net sales
 
9.5
%
 
10.1
%

SG&A expenses declined due to the impact of business divestitures, lower employee-related expenses, and disciplined cost control measures. We expect total SG&A to be slightly less than 10 percent of net sales for the full year 2014.

Interest Expense
(dollars in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
Interest expense
 
$
14.0

 
$
17.0

Effective interest rate
 
3.8
%
 
4.7
%
 
Interest expense declined as a result of refinancing bonds that matured August 1, 2014 with lower variable rate debt.

Other Non-operating Income
(in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
Other non-operating income
 
$
(1.2
)
 
$
(3.4
)
 
Other non-operating income in 2013 included a $2.2 million pre-tax gain on the sale of land and building during the third quarter of 2013 related to final settlement associated with a property that was not part of our facility consolidation program.

Consolidated Income Taxes
(dollars in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
Income taxes
 
$
33.0

 
$
25.1

Effective tax rate
 
34.9
%
 
33.9
%
 
We expect the effective income tax rate for the full year of 2014 to be approximately 34.5 percent.
 
(Loss) Income From Discontinued Operations
(dollars in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax
 
$
(44.5
)
 
$
5.1

 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations includes the operating results of our Pressure Sensitive Materials business, goodwill impairment charges, direct transaction costs associated with the planned divestiture, and the associated income tax effects of these items. The pre-tax $44.7 million ($0.50 per share after tax) non-cash goodwill impairment charge is to reduce held for sale net assets to estimated fair value, less costs to sell.

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Results of Operations — Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014
 
Consolidated Overview 
(in millions, except per share amounts)
 
2014
 
2013
Net sales
 
$
3,290.8

 
$
3,391.3

Income from continuing operations
 
181.9

 
142.2

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations
 
1.79

 
1.36

 
Net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2014, decreased 3.0 percent from the same period of 2013. The impact of currency translation reduced net sales by 1.9 percent. The divestitures of the Clysar business in 2013 and the Paper Packaging Division in 2014 reduced sales by 3.2 percent. The acquisition of NCS during the third quarter of 2013 increased net sales by 1.1 percent in the current year. Plant closures during 2013 reduced sales by 0.1 percent. The remaining 1.1 percent increase in net sales represents the net benefit of increased selling prices and improved sales mix.
 
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 were $1.79 compared to $1.36 reported in the same period of 2013. Results for 2014 included a $0.06 gain on the sale of our Paper Packaging Division.  Results for 2013 included a $0.29 charge associated with facility consolidation and other costs, a $0.03 gain on the sale of our Clysar plant, and a $0.02 gain on the sale of land and building.

U.S. Packaging Business Segment
(dollars in millions)
 
2014
 
2013
Net sales
 
$
2,180.7

 
$
2,277.6

Operating profit (See Note 13 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements)
 
288.1

 
248.1

Operating profit as a percentage of net sales
 
13.2
%