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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 September 30, 2014

 

Commission file number 1-7349

 

BALL CORPORATION

 

State of Indiana

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or
organization)

 

35-0160610

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

10 Longs Peak Drive, P.O. Box 5000

Broomfield, CO

(Address of registrant’s principal executive office)

 

80021-2510

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 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 October 29, 2014

Common Stock, without par value

 

136,921,950 shares

 

 

 



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Ball Corporation and Subsidiaries

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

For the period ended September 30, 2014

 

INDEX

 

 

 

 

Page
Number

 

 

 

 

PART I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Earnings for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2014, and December 31, 2013

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

5

 

 

 

 

Item 2.

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

 

35

 

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

43

 

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

 

44

 

 

 

 

PART II.

OTHER INFORMATION

 

45

 



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PART I.              FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.                     FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

BALL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

($ in millions, except per share amounts)

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

2,238.9

 

$

2,277.9

 

$

6,537.6

 

$

6,471.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales (excluding depreciation and amortization)

 

(1,807.3

)

(1,846.9

)

(5,266.6

)

(5,289.3

)

Depreciation and amortization

 

(71.3

)

(76.6

)

(209.7

)

(223.6

)

Selling, general and administrative

 

(123.1

)

(99.0

)

(342.2

)

(311.2

)

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(9.2

)

(43.8

)

(17.8

)

(89.1

)

 

 

(2,010.9

)

(2,066.3

)

(5,836.3

)

(5,913.2

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before interest and taxes

 

228.0

 

211.6

 

701.3

 

558.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(40.1

)

(45.5

)

(120.9

)

(138.0

)

Debt refinancing costs

 

 

(1.3

)

(33.1

)

(28.0

)

Total interest expense

 

(40.1

)

(46.8

)

(154.0

)

(166.0

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before taxes

 

187.9

 

164.8

 

547.3

 

392.1

 

Tax provision

 

(39.8

)

(44.1

)

(139.6

)

(93.0

)

Equity in results of affiliates, net of tax

 

0.3

 

0.9

 

1.9

 

0.9

 

Net earnings from continuing operations

 

148.4

 

121.6

 

409.6

 

300.0

 

Discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

0.3

 

 

0.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

148.4

 

121.9

 

409.6

 

300.4

 

Less net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(1.0

)

(6.7

)

(15.6

)

(18.1

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Ball Corporation

 

$

147.4

 

$

115.2

 

$

394.0

 

$

282.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts attributable to Ball Corporation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

147.4

 

$

114.9

 

$

394.0

 

$

281.9

 

Discontinued operations

 

 

0.3

 

 

0.4

 

Net earnings

 

$

147.4

 

$

115.2

 

$

394.0

 

$

282.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic - continuing operations

 

$

1.07

 

$

0.80

 

$

2.83

 

$

1.92

 

Basic - discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

Total basic earnings per share

 

$

1.07

 

$

0.80

 

$

2.83

 

$

1.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted - continuing operations

 

$

1.04

 

$

0.78

 

$

2.76

 

$

1.88

 

Diluted - discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

Total diluted earnings per share

 

$

1.04

 

$

0.78

 

$

2.76

 

$

1.88

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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BALL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

148.4

 

$

121.9

 

$

409.6

 

$

300.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive earnings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

(106.1

)

57.3

 

(136.7

)

29.7

 

Pension and other postretirement benefits (a)

 

11.7

 

3.0

 

22.6

 

17.0

 

Effective financial derivatives (b)

 

21.6

 

3.6

 

38.1

 

(22.9

)

Total comprehensive earnings

 

75.6

 

185.8

 

333.6

 

324.2

 

Less comprehensive earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(0.6

)

(6.6

)

(15.2

)

(18.3

)

Comprehensive earnings attributable to Ball Corporation

 

$

75.0

 

$

179.2

 

$

318.4

 

$

305.9

 

 


(a)         Net of tax (expense) benefit of $(3.3) million and $(9.9) million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, and $(4.7) million and $(13.9) million for the comparable periods in 2013, respectively.

(b)         Net of tax (expense) benefit of $(2.7) million and $(6.4) million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, and $(2.4) million and $2.5 million for the comparable periods in 2013, respectively.

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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BALL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

189.5

 

$

416.0

 

Receivables, net

 

1,049.4

 

859.4

 

Inventories, net

 

972.7

 

1,028.3

 

Deferred taxes and other current assets

 

167.2

 

167.2

 

Total current assets

 

2,378.8

 

2,470.9

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

2,371.1

 

2,372.3

 

Goodwill

 

2,300.6

 

2,399.7

 

Intangibles and other assets, net

 

564.4

 

577.5

 

Total assets

 

$

7,614.9

 

$

7,820.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

$

306.5

 

$

422.6

 

Accounts payable

 

1,251.2

 

998.8

 

Accrued employee costs

 

255.8

 

241.3

 

Other current liabilities

 

208.4

 

264.7

 

Total current liabilities

 

2,021.9

 

1,927.4

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

3,009.0

 

3,182.5

 

Employee benefit obligations

 

939.9

 

1,033.0

 

Deferred taxes and other liabilities

 

229.4

 

261.5

 

Total liabilities

 

6,200.2

 

6,404.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock (331,406,146 shares issued - 2014; 330,240,265 shares issued - 2013)

 

1,119.3

 

1,078.4

 

Retained earnings

 

4,288.1

 

3,947.7

 

Accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss)

 

(325.5

)

(249.9

)

Treasury stock, at cost (193,764,190 shares - 2014; 188,122,102 shares - 2013)

 

(3,867.4

)

(3,551.6

)

Total Ball Corporation shareholders’ equity

 

1,214.5

 

1,224.6

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

200.2

 

191.4

 

Total shareholders’ equity

 

1,414.7

 

1,416.0

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 

$

7,614.9

 

$

7,820.4

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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BALL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

409.6

 

$

300.4

 

Discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

(0.4

)

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

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

209.7

 

223.6

 

Business consolidation and other activities

 

17.8

 

89.1

 

Deferred tax provision

 

8.3

 

3.3

 

Other, net

 

(18.8

)

4.8

 

Changes in working capital components

 

23.4

 

(207.2

)

Cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities

 

650.0

 

413.6

 

Cash provided by (used in) discontinued operating activities

 

 

(2.3

)

Total cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

650.0

 

411.3

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures

 

(250.0

)

(309.6

)

Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired

 

 

(14.2

)

Other, net

 

11.1

 

2.2

 

Cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

(238.9

)

(321.6

)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term borrowings

 

396.9

 

1,546.6

 

Repayments of long-term borrowings

 

(874.3

)

(1,277.5

)

Net change in short-term borrowings

 

199.0

 

(14.8

)

Proceeds from issuances of common stock

 

27.7

 

24.3

 

Acquisitions of treasury stock

 

(335.5

)

(292.2

)

Common dividends

 

(54.8

)

(56.8

)

Other, net

 

7.7

 

(15.6

)

Cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

(633.3

)

(86.0

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(4.3

)

(9.6

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in cash and cash equivalents

 

(226.5

)

(5.9

)

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period

 

416.0

 

174.1

 

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period

 

$

189.5

 

$

168.2

 

 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to the 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 quarterly 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 24, 2014, pursuant to Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 (annual report).

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) requires Ball’s 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. Ball’s management evaluates these estimates on an ongoing basis and adjusts or revises the estimates as circumstances change. As future events and their impacts cannot be determined with precision, actual results may differ from these estimates. In the opinion of management, the financial statements reflect all adjustments necessary to fairly state the results of the periods presented.

 

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

 

Revision of Prior Period Financial Statements Related to Deferred Taxes

 

During the second quarter of 2014, Ball identified errors in the determination of certain deferred tax amounts, originating in 2007 and prior, primarily related to fixed assets, Canadian entity valuation allowances and pension, other postretirement benefits and restructuring balances in a Canadian entity. The correction of these items impacted the consolidated balance sheets and statements of comprehensive earnings for the years ended December 31, 2013, 2012 and 2011, as presented in the company´s annual report and the unaudited condensed financial statements for each prior quarterly interim period. Additionally, as a result of these corrections, the 2012 consolidated statement of earnings should have included a tax provision related to the settlement of certain pension plans of the Canadian entity. The company assessed the applicable guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and concluded that these misstatements were not material to Ball’s consolidated financial statements for the aforementioned prior periods; however, the company did conclude that correcting these prior misstatements would be material to the second quarter and full year 2014 consolidated statements of earnings. As a result of this analysis, the 2013 unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included in this Form 10-Q have been revised to reflect the proper determination of these deferred tax positions and all related impacts. In addition, the 2013 and 2012 consolidated financial statements will be revised in the company’s 2014 Form 10-K filing. Following is a summary of the financial statement line items impacted by this revision for all periods and statements included in the company’s annual report and first quarter 2014 Form 10-Q:

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

1.              Basis of Presentation (continued)

 

Revised Consolidated Statement of Earnings Amounts

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31, 2012

 

($ in millions, except per share amounts)

 

As previously
reported

 

Adjustments

 

As revised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax provision

 

$

(165.0

)

$

(7.2

)

$

(172.2

)

Net earnings

 

426.5

 

(7.2

)

419.3

 

Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Ball

 

406.3

 

(7.2

)

399.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share - continuing operations

 

$

2.63

 

$

(0.05

)

$

2.58

 

Diluted earnings per share - continuing operations

 

2.57

 

(0.05

)

2.52

 

 

Revised Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Earnings Amounts

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31, 2013

 

Year Ended December 31, 2012

 

Year Ended December 31, 2011

 

($ in millions)

 

As previously
reported

 

Adjustments

 

As revised

 

As previously
reported

 

Adjustments

 

As revised

 

As previously
reported

 

Adjustments

 

As revised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

435.0

 

$

 

$

435.0

 

$

426.5

 

$

(7.2

)

$

419.3

 

$

466.3

 

$

 

$

466.3

 

Pension and other postretirement benefits

 

79.2

 

0.5

 

79.7

 

(79.5

)

7.2

 

(72.3

)

(93.7

)

0.2

 

(93.5

)

Total comprehensive earnings

 

546.9

 

0.5

 

547.4

 

409.0

 

 

409.0

 

213.5

 

0.2

 

213.7

 

Comprehensive earnings attributable to Ball Corporation

 

518.5

 

0.5

 

519.0

 

386.3

 

 

386.3

 

190.9

 

0.2

 

191.1

 

 

Revised Consolidated Balance Sheets Amounts

 

 

 

December 31, 2013

 

December 31, 2012

 

($ in millions)

 

As previously
reported

 

Adjustments

 

As revised

 

As previously
reported

 

Adjustments

 

As revised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred taxes and other current assets

 

$

162.0

 

$

5.2

 

$

167.2

 

$

190.8

 

$

5.2

 

$

196.0

 

Goodwill

 

2,404.3

 

(4.6

)

2,399.7

 

2,359.4

 

(4.6

)

2,354.8

 

Intangibles and other assets, net

 

577.5

 

 

577.5

 

531.6

 

13.0

 

544.6

 

Total assets

 

7,819.8

 

0.6

 

7,820.4

 

7,507.1

 

13.6

 

7,520.7

 

Deferred taxes and other liabilities

 

285.6

 

(24.1

)

261.5

 

207.9

 

(10.6

)

197.3

 

Total liabilities

 

6,428.5

 

(24.1

)

6,404.4

 

6,217.1

 

(10.6

)

6,206.5

 

Retained earnings

 

3,913.8

 

33.9

 

3,947.7

 

3,580.8

 

33.9

 

3,614.7

 

Accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss)

 

(240.7

)

(9.2

)

(249.9

)

(352.4

)

(9.7

)

(362.1

)

Total shareholders´equity

 

1,391.3

 

24.7

 

1,416.0

 

1,290.0

 

24.2

 

1,314.2

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2014

 

($ in millions)

 

As previously
reported

 

Adjustments

 

As revised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred taxes and other current assets (a)

 

$

166.2

 

$

5.2

 

$

171.4

 

Goodwill

 

2,398.8

 

(4.6

)

2,394.2

 

Total assets

 

7,744.5

 

0.6

 

7,745.1

 

Deferred taxes and other liabilities (b)

 

292.3

 

(24.1

)

268.2

 

Total liabilities

 

6,462.4

 

(24.1

)

6,438.3

 

Retained earnings

 

3,989.2

 

33.9

 

4,023.1

 

Accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss)

 

(256.5

)

(9.2

)

(265.7

)

Total shareholders´equity

 

1,282.1

 

24.7

 

1,306.8

 

 


(a)         Financial statement line item was referred to as “Other current assets” in the company’s first quarter 2014 Form 10-Q filing.

(b)         Financial statement line item was referred to as “Other non-current liabilities” in the company’s first quarter 2014 Form 10-Q filing.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

2.              Accounting Pronouncements

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

 

In July 2013, accounting guidance was issued to eliminate diversity in practice for the financial statement presentation of an unrecognized tax benefit when a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss or a tax credit carryforward exists. In general, an unrecognized tax benefit, or a portion of an unrecognized tax benefit, should be presented in the financial statements as a reduction to a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss or a tax credit carryforward, unless certain exceptions exist. The guidance was effective for Ball on January 1, 2014, and did not have a material effect on the company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

In March 2013, accounting guidance was issued to clarify that an entity should release the cumulative translation adjustment into net earnings if the parent ceases to have a controlling financial interest in a subsidiary or group of assets within a foreign entity. The guidance also affects entities that lose a controlling financial interest in an investment in a foreign entity and those that acquire a business in stages by increasing an investment in a foreign entity from one accounted for under the equity method to one accounted for as a consolidated investment. The guidance was effective for Ball prospectively on January 1, 2014, and did not have a material effect on the company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

New Accounting Guidance

 

In August 2014, accounting guidance was issued to define management’s responsibility to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosure in certain circumstances. Under the new guidance, management is required to evaluate, at each annual and interim reporting period, whether there are conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date the financial statements are issued and to provide related disclosures. The guidance will be effective for Ball on January 1, 2017, and is not expected to have a material effect on the company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2014, the FASB and International Accounting Standards Board jointly issued new revenue recognition guidance which outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers. The new guidance contains a more robust framework for addressing revenue issues and is intended to remove inconsistencies in existing guidance and improve comparability of revenue recognition practices across entities, industries, jurisdictions and capital markets. The guidance will supersede the majority of current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The guidance will be effective for Ball on January 1, 2017, and early adoption is not permitted for the company. Entities have the option of using either a full retrospective or modified retrospective approach for the adoption of the standard. The company is currently assessing the impact that the adoption of this standard will have on its consolidated financial statements.

 

In April 2014, accounting guidance was issued to change the criteria for reporting discontinued operations. Under the new guidance, only disposals of components of an entity that represent strategic shifts that have, or will have, a major effect on an entity’s operations should be reported as discontinued operations in the financial statements. The new guidance also requires expanded disclosures for discontinued operations, as well as disclosures about the financial effects of significant disposals that do not qualify for discontinued operations. The guidance will be effective for Ball on January 1, 2015, and is not expected to have a material effect on the company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

3.              Business Segment Information

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Metal food and household products packaging:  Consists of operations in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico and Argentina, which manufacture and sell steel food, aerosol, paint, general line and decorative specialty containers, as well as extruded aluminum beverage and aerosol 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.

 

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.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

3.              Business Segment Information (continued)

 

Summary of Business by Segment

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal beverage packaging, Americas & Asia

 

$

1,079.6

 

$

1,109.2

 

$

3,207.3

 

$

3,190.7

 

Metal beverage packaging, Europe

 

489.2

 

488.9

 

1,497.8

 

1,400.5

 

Metal food & household products packaging

 

450.6

 

463.6

 

1,159.4

 

1,213.4

 

Aerospace & technologies

 

221.7

 

217.5

 

683.5

 

675.0

 

Corporate and intercompany eliminations

 

(2.2

)

(1.3

)

(10.4

)

(8.3

)

Net sales

 

2,238.9

 

2,277.9

 

6,537.6

 

6,471.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal beverage packaging, Americas & Asia

 

$

133.4

 

$

134.8

 

$

400.3

 

$

364.5

 

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(0.1

)

(14.1

)

1.7

 

(26.6

)

Total metal beverage packaging Americas & Asia

 

133.3

 

120.7

 

402.0

 

337.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal beverage packaging, Europe

 

63.8

 

60.5

 

193.0

 

143.2

 

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(4.3

)

(1.7

)

(6.6

)

(4.6

)

Total metal beverage packaging, Europe

 

59.5

 

58.8

 

186.4

 

138.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal food & household products packaging

 

43.0

 

58.4

 

119.1

 

140.6

 

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(4.5

)

(28.9

)

(11.6

)

(57.4

)

Total metal food & household products packaging

 

38.5

 

29.5

 

107.5

 

83.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerospace & technologies

 

21.2

 

18.0

 

70.1

 

55.0

 

Business consolidation and other activities

 

 

 

 

(0.2

)

Total aerospace & technologies

 

21.2

 

18.0

 

70.1

 

54.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment earnings before interest and taxes

 

252.5

 

227.0

 

766.0

 

614.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undistributed and corporate expenses and intercompany eliminations, net

 

(24.2

)

(16.3

)

(63.4

)

(56.1

)

Business consolidation and other activities

 

(0.3

)

0.9

 

(1.3

)

(0.3

)

Total undistributed and corporate expenses and intercompany eliminations, net

 

(24.5

)

(15.4

)

(64.7

)

(56.4

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before interest and taxes

 

228.0

 

211.6

 

701.3

 

558.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

(40.1

)

(45.5

)

(120.9

)

(138.0

)

Debt refinancing costs

 

 

(1.3

)

(33.1

)

(28.0

)

Total interest expense

 

(40.1

)

(46.8

)

(154.0

)

(166.0

)

Tax provision

 

(39.8

)

(44.1

)

(139.6

)

(93.0

)

Equity in results of affiliates, net of tax

 

0.3

 

0.9

 

1.9

 

0.9

 

Net earnings from continuing operations

 

148.4

 

121.6

 

409.6

 

300.0

 

Discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

0.3

 

 

0.4

 

Net earnings

 

148.4

 

121.9

 

409.6

 

300.4

 

Less net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(1.0

)

(6.7

)

(15.6

)

(18.1

)

Net earnings attibutable to Ball Corporation

 

$

147.4

 

$

115.2

 

$

394.0

 

$

282.3

 

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

3.              Business Segment Information (continued)

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013 (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Metal beverage packaging, Americas & Asia

 

$

3,302.3

 

$

3,425.2

 

Metal beverage packaging, Europe

 

2,353.3

 

2,380.1

 

Metal food & household products packaging (a)

 

1,611.4

 

1,556.3

 

Aerospace & technologies

 

395.2

 

346.1

 

Segment assets (a)

 

7,662.2

 

7,707.7

 

Corporate assets, net of eliminations (a)

 

(47.3

)

112.7

 

Total assets (a)

 

$

7,614.9

 

$

7,820.4

 

 


(a)         2013 amounts have been revised; further details are included in the “Revision of Prior Period Financial Statements Related to Deferred Taxes” section of Note 1.

 

4.              Business Consolidation and Other Activities

 

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

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal beverage packaging, Americas & Asia

 

$

(0.1

)

$

(14.1

)

$

1.7

 

$

(26.6

)

Metal beverage packaging, Europe

 

(4.3

)

(1.7

)

(6.6

)

(4.6

)

Metal food & household products packaging

 

(4.5

)

(28.9

)

(11.6

)

(57.4

)

Aerospace & technologies

 

 

 

 

(0.2

)

Corporate and other

 

(0.3

)

0.9

 

(1.3

)

(0.3

)

 

 

$

(9.2

)

$

(43.8

)

$

(17.8

)

$

(89.1

)

 

2014

 

Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia

 

The first nine months included charges of $2.0 million related to a fire at a metal beverage packaging, Americas, facility.

 

During the first quarter, the company received and recorded compensation of $5.0 million for the reimbursement of severance costs incurred in connection with the company’s closure and relocation of the Shenzhen, PRC, manufacturing facility in 2013. Also during the first quarter, the company sold its plastic motor oil container and pail manufacturing business in the PRC and recorded a gain of $0.8 million in connection with the sale. During the third quarter, the company entered into a supplemental agreement related to the sale and recorded a loss of $1.1 million.

 

The third quarter and first nine months of 2014 also included net gains of $1.0 million and net charges of $1.0 million, respectively, primarily related to previously closed facilities and other insignificant activities.

 

Metal Food and Household Products Packaging

 

In the third quarter, the company recorded charges of $3.6 million related to a reduction in force to eliminate certain food can production in the Oakdale, California, facility, as well as the completion of a voluntary separation program.  The third quarter and first nine months also included charges of $0.9 million and $4.2 million, respectively, related to previously closed facilities and other insignificant activities.

 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

4.              Business Consolidation and Other Activities (continued)

 

During the fourth quarter of 2013, the company announced plans to close its Danville, Illinois, steel aerosol packaging facility in the second half of 2014. Charges of $3.8 million were recorded during the first nine months of 2014 in connection with the announced closure.

 

Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe, and Corporate

 

The third quarter and first nine months included charges of $0.9 million and $3.2 million, respectively, for headcount reductions, cost-out initiatives and the relocation of the company’s European headquarters from Germany to Switzerland, as well as additional tax expense of $1.9 million and $6.1 million, respectively, related to this relocation. The third quarter and first nine months of 2014 also included charges of $3.7 million and $4.7 million, respectively, related to the write off of previously capitalized costs associated with the company’s Lublin, Poland, facility, and for other insignificant activities.

 

2013

 

Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia

 

During July 2013, the company signed a compensation agreement for approximately $72 million pretax with the PRC government to close the Shenzhen manufacturing facility and relocate the production capacity. The third quarter and first nine months included charges of $6.8 million and $8.1 million, respectively, for closure and relocation costs. The total charges in the first nine months of $8.1 million were composed of $6.6 million for severance, a majority of which was compensated in the first quarter of 2014; and $1.5 million for other costs that were not compensated under the agreement. The company also recorded charges of $7.8 million and $3.3 million, respectively, in the first nine months for the write-off of the land and building and the disposal and transfer of machinery and equipment, which were both fully compensated in the third quarter and recorded as income to offset the charges. During the third quarter of 2013, the company received $28.4 million of compensation, of which $17.3 million was deferred on the balance sheet.

 

The third quarter and first nine months included charges of $1.6 million and $8.7 million, respectively, to eliminate 12- ounce beverage can production from the company’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin, facility. The charges for the nine months were composed of $4.6 million for accelerated depreciation, $1.6 million for severance and other employee benefits and $2.5 million for other costs. In addition, the third quarter and first nine months of 2013 included net charges of $5.3 million and $8.4 million, respectively, primarily for ongoing costs related to the previously announced closures of Ball’s Columbus, Ohio, and Gainesville, Florida, facilities and voluntary separation programs, as well as other insignificant charges.

 

The third quarter and first nine months of 2013 also included net charges of $0.4 million and $1.4 million, respectively, for ongoing costs related to previously closed facilities and other insignificant costs.

 

Metal Food and Household Products Packaging

 

In the third quarter, the company recorded an accounts receivable provision of $27.0 million as a result of the October 28, 2013, bankruptcy filing of a metal food and household products packaging segment customer, see Note 5 for further details.

 

During the first quarter, the company announced the closure of its Elgin, Illinois, food and household products packaging facility, which was completed in December 2013. Charges of $1.9 million and $28.0 million were recorded in the third quarter and first nine months, respectively, in connection with the closure. The total charges in the first nine months were composed of $16.0 million for severance, pension and other employee benefits; $4.2 million for the write down of the land and building to net realizable value; and $7.8 million for the accelerated depreciation on assets to be abandoned and other closure costs. The Elgin plant produced steel aerosol and specialty cans, as well as flat steel sheet used by other Ball facilities. The plant’s production capabilities are being supplied by other Ball food and household products packaging facilities.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

4.              Business Consolidation and Other Activities (continued)

 

The second quarter also included a charge of $5.9 million to migrate certain hourly employees from a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan as of January 1, 2014, to a Ball-sponsored defined benefit pension plan. Additionally, in the first six months, $3.5 million was accrued for the reimbursement of funds paid in 2012 for the settlement of certain Canadian defined benefit pension liabilities related to previously closed facilities.

 

Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe, and Corporate

 

During the third quarter and first nine months, the company recorded charges of $1.7 million and $5.5 million, respectively, primarily for headcount reductions and implementation costs incurred in connection with the relocation of the company’s European headquarters from Germany to Switzerland.

 

The third quarter and first nine months of 2013 also included net income of $0.9 million and $0.6 million, respectively, primarily related to previously closed facilities.

 

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

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2013

 

$

1.9

 

$

14.7

 

$

16.6

 

(Gains) charges in earnings

 

(1.7

)

9.1

 

7.4

 

Cash payments and other activity

 

(0.2

)

(18.0

)

(18.2

)

Balance at September 30, 2014

 

$

 

$

5.8

 

$

5.8

 

 

The carrying value of assets held for sale in connection with facility closures was $15.7 million at September 30, 2014, and $20.4 million at December 31, 2013.

 

5.              Receivables

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts receivable

 

$

940.6

 

$

835.2

 

Less allowance for doubtful accounts

 

(7.1

)

(36.3

)

Net trade accounts receivable

 

933.5

 

798.9

 

Other receivables

 

115.9

 

60.5

 

 

 

$

1,049.4

 

$

859.4

 

 

The allowance for doubtful accounts at December 31, 2013, included a provision of $27.0 million as a result of the October 2013 bankruptcy filing of a metal food and household products packaging segment customer. On February 6, 2014, the customer’s second lien lenders (lenders) were selected as the successful bidder for the customer’s assets and such selection was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on February 12, 2014. The lenders acquired the customer’s assets on February 28, 2014, and as a result, the company fully wrote off the accounts receivable reserved for at December 31, 2013. The company also recorded various short-term and long-term receivables in conjunction with the lenders’ acquisition.

 

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Ball Corporation

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

5.              Receivables (continued)

 

The company has entered into several regional uncommitted accounts receivable factoring programs with various financial institutions for certain accounts receivable of the company. The programs are accounted for as true sales of the accounts receivable, without recourse to Ball, and had combined limits of approximately $279 million at September 30, 2014. A total of $232.5 million and $137.5 million were sold under these programs as of September 30, 2014, and December 31, 2013, respectively. In addition, Latapack-Ball has non-recourse uncommitted accounts receivable factoring programs with a combined limit of approximately $8 million at September 30, 2014. There were no accounts receivable sold as of September 30, 2014, and $6.0 million were sold as of December 31, 2013.

 

6.              Inventories

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw materials and supplies

 

$

456.0

 

$

465.6

 

Work-in-process and finished goods

 

562.2

 

609.6

 

Less inventory reserves

 

(45.5

)

(46.9

)

 

 

$

972.7

 

$

1,028.3

 

 

7.              Property, Plant and Equipment

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land

 

$

65.8

 

$

67.6

 

Buildings

 

965.1

 

980.9

 

Machinery and equipment

 

3,615.7

 

3,647.8

 

Construction-in-progress

 

328.7

 

232.9

 

 

 

 4,975.3

 

4,929.2

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

(2,604.2

)

(2,556.9

)

 

 

$

2,371.1

 

$

2,372.3

 

 

Property, plant and equipment are stated at historical or acquired cost. Depreciation expense amounted to $60.9 million and $179.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, and $66.8 million and $194.9 million for the comparable periods in 2013, respectively.

 

8.             Goodwill

 

($ in millions)

 

Metal
Beverage
Packaging,
Americas & 
Asia

 

Metal
Beverage
Packaging,
Europe

 

Metal Food
& Household
Products 
Packaging

 

Aerospace &
Technologies

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2013 (a)

 

$

740.7

 

$

1,037.2

 

$

613.2

 

$

8.6

 

$

2,399.7

 

Business disposition

 

(1.2

)

 

 

 

(1.2

)

Effects of currency exchange rates

 

 

(83.9

)

(14.0

)

 

(97.9

)

Balance at September 30, 2014

 

$

739.5

 

$

953.3

 

$

599.2

 

$

8.6

 

$

2,300.6

 

 


(a)         2013 amounts have been revised; further details are included in the “Revision of Prior Period Financial Statements Related to Deferred Taxes” section of Note 1.

 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

9.              Intangibles and Other Assets

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment in affiliates

 

$

33.9

 

$

33.7

 

Intangible assets (net of accumulated amortization of $110.0 million at September 30, 2014, and $93.7 million at December 31, 2013)

 

144.7

 

166.1

 

Capitalized software (net of accumulated amortization of $100.5 million at September 30, 2014, and $91.3 million at December 31, 2013)

 

64.0

 

65.0

 

Company and trust-owned life insurance

 

160.2

 

150.9

 

Deferred financing costs

 

37.9

 

46.2

 

Other

 

123.7

 

115.6

 

 

 

$

564.4

 

$

577.5

 

 

Total amortization expense of intangible assets amounted to $10.4 million and $30.6 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, and $9.8 million and $28.7 million for the comparable periods in 2013, respectively.

 

10.       Debt

 

Long-term debt consisted of the following:

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes Payable

 

 

 

 

 

7.375% Senior Notes, due September 2019

 

$

 

$

315.4

 

6.75% Senior Notes, due September 2020

 

500.0

 

500.0

 

5.75% Senior Notes, due May 2021

 

500.0

 

500.0

 

5.00% Senior Notes, due March 2022

 

750.0

 

750.0

 

4.00% Senior Notes, due November 2023

 

1,000.0

 

1,000.0

 

Senior Credit Facilities, due June 2018 (at variable rates)

 

 

 

 

 

Term B Loan, British sterling denominated

 

 

60.8

 

Term C Loan, euro denominated

 

98.3

 

111.2

 

Multi-currency revolver, euro denominated

 

 

96.6

 

Latapack-Ball Notes Payable (at various rates and terms), denominated in various currencies

 

213.0

 

215.8

 

Other (including discounts and premiums), denominated in various currencies

 

2.1

 

(2.0

)

 

 

 3,063.4

 

3,547.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Current portion of long-term debt

 

(54.4

)

(365.3

)

 

 

$

3,009.0

 

$

3,182.5

 

 

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.

 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

10.       Debt (continued)

 

On December 9, 2013, Ball announced the redemption of its outstanding 7.375 percent senior notes due in September 2019. The redemption occurred on January 10, 2014, at a price per note of 108.01 percent of the outstanding principal amount plus accrued interest. The redemption of the bonds resulted in a pretax charge in the first nine months of 2014 of $33.1 million for the call premium and the write off of unamortized financing costs and premiums.

 

At September 30, 2014, taking into account outstanding letters of credit and excluding availability under the accounts receivable securitization program, approximately $984 million was available under the company’s long-term, multi-currency committed revolving credit facilities, which are available until June 2018. In addition to these facilities, the company had approximately $840 million of short-term uncommitted credit facilities available at September 30, 2014, of which $113.1 million was outstanding and due on demand. At December 31, 2013, the company had $57.3 million outstanding under short-term uncommitted credit facilities.

 

Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt on the balance sheet includes the company’s borrowings under its existing accounts receivable securitization agreement, totaling $139.0 million at September 30, 2014.  This agreement, which has been amended and extended from time to time, is scheduled to mature in June 2017 and allows the company to borrow against a maximum amount of accounts receivable that varies between $85 million and $175 million depending on the seasonal accounts receivable balances in the company’s North American packaging businesses.

 

The fair value of the long-term debt at September 30, 2014, and at December 31, 2013, 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 and is classified as Level 2 within the fair value hierarchy. 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 18 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 September 30, 2014, and December 31, 2013, and has met all debt payment obligations.

 

The Latapack-Ball debt facilities contain various covenants and restrictions but are non-recourse to Ball Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiaries.

 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

11.       Employee Benefit Obligations

 

 

 

September 30,

 

December 31,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underfunded defined benefit pension liabilities

 

$

509.2

 

$

601.9

 

Less current portion and prepaid pension assets

 

(22.2

)

(21.4

)

Long-term defined benefit pension liabilities

 

487.0

 

580.5

 

Retiree medical and other postemployment benefits

 

162.0

 

165.9

 

Deferred compensation plans

 

261.6

 

257.1

 

Other

 

29.3

 

29.5

 

 

 

$

939.9

 

$

1,033.0

 

 

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

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

($ in millions)

 

U.S.

 

Foreign

 

Total

 

U.S.

 

Foreign

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ball-sponsored plans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service cost

 

$

11.5

 

$

3.1

 

$

14.6

 

$

12.1

 

$

2.5

 

$

14.6

 

Interest cost

 

15.6

 

6.5

 

22.1

 

13.8

 

5.9

 

19.7

 

Expected return on plan assets

 

(20.6

)

(4.2

)

(24.8

)

(19.3

)

(3.4

)

(22.7

)

Amortization of prior service cost

 

 

(0.2

)

(0.2

)

 

(0.1

)

(0.1

)

Recognized net actuarial loss

 

7.2

 

2.0

 

9.2

 

10.7

 

1.2

 

11.9

 

Net periodic benefit cost for Ball-sponsored plans

 

13.7

 

7.2

 

20.9

 

17.3

 

6.1

 

23.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-employer plans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit cost for multi-employer plans

 

0.7

 

 

0.7

 

0.7

 

 

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total net periodic benefit cost

 

$

14.4

 

$

7.2

 

$

21.6

 

$

18.0

 

$

6.1

 

$

24.1

 

 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

11.       Employee Benefit Obligations (continued)

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2014

 

2013

 

($ in millions)

 

U.S.

 

Foreign

 

Total

 

U.S.

 

Foreign

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ball-sponsored plans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service cost

 

$

34.3

 

$

10.2

 

$

44.5

 

$

36.5

 

$

7.5

 

$

44.0

 

Interest cost

 

46.8

 

19.6

 

66.4

 

41.4

 

17.8

 

59.2

 

Expected return on plan assets

 

(61.6

)

(12.9

)

(74.5

)

(58.0

)

(10.2

)

(68.2

)

Amortization of prior service cost

 

 

(0.4

)

(0.4

)

 

(0.3

)

(0.3

)

Recognized net actuarial loss

 

21.6

 

6.2

 

27.8

 

32.0

 

3.7

 

35.7

 

Curtailment and settlement losses (gains) (a)

 

 

 

 

4.1

 

 

4.1

 

Net periodic benefit cost for Ball-sponsored plans

 

41.1

 

22.7

 

63.8

 

56.0

 

18.5

 

74.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-employer plans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit cost, excluding curtailment loss

 

2.0

 

 

2.0

 

2.0

 

 

2.0

 

Curtailment and settlement losses (gains) (a)

 

 

 

 

9.8

 

 

9.8

 

Net periodic benefit cost for multi-employer plans

 

2.0

 

 

2.0

 

11.8

 

 

11.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total net periodic benefit cost

 

$

43.1

 

$

22.7

 

$

65.8

 

$

67.8

 

$

18.5

 

$

86.3

 

 


(a)         Curtailment and settlement losses (gains) in 2013 were related to the closure of the company’s Elgin, Illinois, facility and the migration of certain of the company’s Weirton, West Virginia, hourly employees from a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan to the Ball-sponsored defined benefit pension plans as of January 1, 2014. Further details are available in Note 4.

 

Contributions to the company’s defined global benefit pension plans, not including the unfunded German plans, were $83.6 million in the first nine months of 2014 ($89.7 million in 2013). The total contributions to these funded plans are expected to be in the range of $90 million for the full year. This estimate may change based on changes in the U.S. Pension Protection Act and actual plan asset performance and available company cash flow, among other factors. Payments to participants in the unfunded German plans were $17.1 million in the first nine months of 2014 and are expected to be approximately $23 million for the full year.

 

In September 2014, the company executed a lump sum buyout offering for certain terminated vested pension plan participants in its U.S. defined benefit pension plans. The program provides participants with a one-time election to receive a lump-sum payout in full settlement of their remaining pension benefit. The company expects to record a non-cash charge of approximately $40 million for the settlement of its pension benefit obligations in connection with this program in the fourth quarter of 2014, when lump sum payments are made. The charge will be based on pension asset values and liabilities at the time of the settlement and could change from the existing estimate based on actual asset returns and any changes to assumptions used to value pension benefit obligations, such as interest rates and mortality.

 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

12.  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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2013 (a)

 

$

180.7

 

$

(391.8

)

$

(38.8

)

$

(249.9

)

Other comprehensive earnings (loss) before reclassifications

 

(136.3

)

5.1

 

4.8

 

(126.4

)

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss)

 

 

17.5

 

33.3

 

50.8

 

Balance at September 30, 2014

 

$

44.4

 

$

(369.2

)

$

(0.7

)

$

(325.5

)

 


(a)         2013 amounts have been revised; further details are included in the “Revision of Prior Period Financial Statements Related to Deferred Taxes” section of Note 1.

 

The following table provides additional details of the amounts recognized into net earnings from accumulated other comprehensive earnings (loss):

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

($ in millions)

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gains (losses) on cash flow hedges:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity contracts recorded in net sales

 

$

(2.5

)

$

2.8

 

$

(3.0

)

$

5.2

 

Commodity contracts and currency exchange contracts recorded in cost of sales

 

(20.3

)

(13.2

)

(34.2

)

(23.6

)

Interest rate contracts recorded in interest expense

 

0.1

 

(0.3

)

(0.2

)

(0.8

)

Total before tax effect

 

(22.7

)

(10.7

)

(37.4

)

(19.2

)

Tax benefit (expense) on amounts reclassified into earnings

 

3.2

 

2.7

 

4.1

 

5.3

 

Recognized gain (loss)

 

$

(19.5

)

$

(8.0

)

$

(33.3

)

$

(13.9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of pension and other postretirement
benefits (a):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prior service income (cost)

 

$

0.1

 

$

0.1

 

$

0.3

 

$

0.3

 

Actuarial gains (losses)

 

(9.2

)

(11.9

)

(27.7

)

(35.7

)

Total before tax effect

 

(9.1

)

(11.8

)

(27.4

)

(35.4

)

Tax benefit (expense) on amounts reclassified into earnings

 

3.3

 

4.7

 

9.9

 

13.9

 

Recognized gain (loss)

 

$

(5.8

)

$

(7.1

)

$

(17.5

)

$

(21.5

)

 


(a)         These components are included in the computation of net periodic benefit cost included in Note 11.

 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

12.  Shareholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Earnings (continued)

 

Share Repurchase Agreements

 

On March 4, 2014, 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 March 7, 2014, and received 1,538,740 shares, which represented 85 percent of the total shares as calculated using the closing price on March 3, 2014. The agreement was settled in June 2014, and the company received an additional 245,196 shares, which represented a weighted average price of $56.06 for the entire contract period.

 

13.       Stock-Based Compensation Programs

 

The company has shareholder-approved stock plans under which options and stock-settled appreciation rights (SSARs) have been granted to employees at the market value of the company’s stock at the date of grant. In general, options and SSARs are exercisable in four equal installments commencing one year from the date of grant and terminating 10 years from the date of grant. A total of 1,361,390 stock options and SSARs were granted in January 2014.

 

These options and SSARs cannot be traded in any equity market. However, based on the Black-Scholes option pricing model, options and SSARs granted in January 2014 and 2013 have estimated weighted average fair values at the date of grant of $9.81 per share and $8.69 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 or SSAR 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 2014

 

January 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected dividend yield

 

1.06%

 

1.13%

 

Expected stock price volatility

 

21.41%

 

22.02%

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

1.65%

 

1.02%

 

Expected life of options (in years)

 

5.5 years

 

5.5 years

 

 

In January 2014 and 2013, the company’s board of directors granted 143,305 and 148,875 performance-contingent restricted stock units (PCEQs), respectively, to key employees. These PCEQs vest three years from the date of grant, and the number of shares available at the vesting date are based on the company’s growth in economic valued added (EVA®) dollars in excess of the EVA® dollars generated in the calendar year prior to grant as the minimum threshold, and ranging from zero to 200 percent of each participant’s assigned award opportunity. If the minimum performance goals are not met, the shares will be forfeited. Grants under the plan are being accounted for as equity awards and compensation expense is recorded based upon the most probable outcome using 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.

 

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Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

14.  Earnings and Dividends Per Share

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

($ in millions, except per share amounts;

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

shares in thousands)

 

2014

 

2013

 

2014

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Ball Corporation

 

$

147.4

 

$

115.2

 

$

394.0

 

$

282.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average common shares

 

138,010

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