UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 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 June 26, 2015
OR
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                     to                     
Commission file number - 001-34045
Colfax Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
 
54-1887631
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
 
420 National Business Parkway, 5th Floor Annapolis Junction, Maryland
 
20701
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
  
(301) 323-9000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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    þ    No   ¨
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    þ   No   ¨
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 þ      Accelerated filer ¨
Non-accelerated filer ¨ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)       Smaller reporting company ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes   ¨     No   þ
As of June 26, 2015 , there were 124,225,831 shares of the registrant's common stock, par value $.001 per share, outstanding.




TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
Page
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1. Financial Statements
            Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
            Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
            Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
            Condensed Consolidated Statement of Equity
            Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
            Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
                 Note 1. General
                 Note 2. Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
                 Note 3. Acquisitions
                 Note 4. Net Income Per Share
                 Note 5. Income Taxes
                 Note 6. Equity
                 Note 7. Inventories, Net
                 Note 8. Debt
                 Note 9. Accrued Liabilities
                 Note 10. Net Periodic Benefit Cost - Defined Benefit Plans
                 Note 11. Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements
                 Note 12. Commitments and Contingencies
                 Note 13. Segment Information
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
 
 
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
 
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
 
 
SIGNATURES


1


PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements


COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net sales
$
1,025,375

 
$
1,199,336

 
$
1,936,445

 
$
2,253,667

Cost of sales
697,338

 
811,165

 
1,313,970

 
1,539,864

Gross profit
328,037

 
388,171

 
622,475

 
713,803

Selling, general and administrative expense
222,629

 
279,029

 
435,861

 
510,611

Restructuring and other related charges
8,834

 
13,474

 
12,587

 
19,786

Operating income
96,574

 
95,668

 
174,027

 
183,406

Interest expense
14,249

 
13,624

 
26,293

 
25,946

Income before income taxes
82,325

 
82,044

 
147,734

 
157,460

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
23,496

 
(116,300
)
 
32,630

 
(95,721
)
Net income
58,829

 
198,344

 
115,104

 
253,181

Less: income attributable to noncontrolling interest, net of taxes
5,702

 
6,559

 
9,921

 
14,606

Net income attributable to Colfax Corporation
53,127

 
191,785

 
105,183

 
238,575

Dividends on preferred stock

 

 

 
2,348

Preferred stock conversion inducement payment

 

 

 
19,565

Net income available to Colfax Corporation common shareholders
$
53,127

 
$
191,785

 
$
105,183

 
$
216,662

Net income per share - basic
$
0.43

 
$
1.55

 
$
0.85

 
$
1.83

Net income per share - diluted
$
0.42

 
$
1.53

 
$
0.84

 
$
1.81



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


2


COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Dollars in thousands
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
Net income
$
58,829

 
$
198,344

 
$
115,104

 
$
253,181

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation
117,484

 
46,531

 
(72,241
)
 
40,882

Unrealized (loss) gain on hedging activities, net of tax of $11,638, $258, $14,428 and $125
(9,922
)
 
3,292

 
12,259

 
3,124

Changes in deferred tax related to pension and other postretirement benefit cost
1,707

 
1,934

 
3,817

 
1,934

Amounts reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive loss:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net pension and other postretirement benefit cost, net of tax of $1,733, $132, $2,671 and $305
1,858

 
1,741

 
4,074

 
3,634

Other comprehensive income (loss)
111,127

 
53,498

 
(52,091
)
 
49,574

Comprehensive income
169,956

 
251,842

 
63,013

 
302,755

Less: comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest
4,013

 
8,691

 
5,356

 
13,510

Comprehensive income attributable to Colfax Corporation
$
165,943

 
$
243,151

 
$
57,657

 
$
289,245



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

3



COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
Dollars in thousands, except share amounts
(Unaudited)

 
June 26, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
ASSETS
 
 
 
  CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 
     Cash and cash equivalents
$
212,210

 
$
305,448

     Trade receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $24,338 and $27,256
1,024,816

 
1,029,150

     Inventories, net
447,305

 
442,732

     Other current assets
320,895

 
323,148

  Total current assets
2,005,226

 
2,100,478

  Property, plant and equipment, net
671,991

 
727,435

  Goodwill
2,860,075

 
2,873,023

  Intangible assets, net
983,294

 
1,043,583

  Other assets
489,431

 
491,842

Total assets
$
7,010,017

 
$
7,236,361

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
  CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
     Current portion of long-term debt
$
6,738

 
$
9,855

     Accounts payable
738,493

 
780,287

     Accrued liabilities
458,110

 
496,207

  Total current liabilities
1,203,341

 
1,286,349

  Long-term debt, less current portion
1,376,932

 
1,526,955

  Other liabilities
1,001,104

 
1,070,613

Total liabilities
3,581,377

 
3,883,917

 Equity:
 
 
 
  Common stock, $0.001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized;
124,225,831 and 123,730,578 issued and outstanding
124

 
124

  Additional paid-in capital
3,215,963

 
3,200,832

  Retained earnings
494,744

 
389,561

  Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(491,217
)
 
(443,691
)
Total Colfax Corporation equity
3,219,614

 
3,146,826

Noncontrolling interest
209,026

 
205,618

Total equity
3,428,640

 
3,352,444

Total liabilities and equity
$
7,010,017

 
$
7,236,361



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

4



COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EQUITY
Dollars in thousands, except share amounts and as noted
(Unaudited)

 
Common Stock
Additional Paid-In Capital
Retained Earnings
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Noncontrolling Interest
Total
 
Shares
$ Amount
Balance at January 1, 2015
123,730,578

$
124

$
3,200,832

$
389,561

$
(443,691
)
$
205,618

$
3,352,444

Net income



105,183


9,921

115,104

Distributions to noncontrolling owners





(1,948
)
(1,948
)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax of $13.3 million




(47,526
)
(4,565
)
(52,091
)
Common stock-based award activity
429,253


11,703




11,703

Contribution to defined benefit pension plan
66,000


3,428




3,428

Balance at June 26, 2015
124,225,831

$
124

$
3,215,963

$
494,744

$
(491,217
)
$
209,026

$
3,428,640



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

5




COLFAX CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Dollars in thousands
(Unaudited)

 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
115,104

 
$
253,181

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation, amortization and impairment charges
71,113

 
86,754

Stock-based compensation expense
8,716

 
8,362

Non-cash interest expense
8,294

 
4,574

Deferred income tax provision (benefit)
1,168

 
(152,208
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Trade receivables, net
(35,117
)
 
(49,468
)
Inventories, net
(21,522
)
 
(19,620
)
Accounts payable
(13,596
)
 
(65,352
)
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities
(67,291
)
 
(29,151
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
66,869

 
37,072

 
 
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Purchases of fixed assets, net
(18,318
)
 
(42,209
)
Acquisition, net of cash acquired

 
(948,800
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(18,318
)
 
(991,009
)
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Borrowings under term credit facility
750,000

 
150,000

Payments under term credit facility
(1,214,122
)
 

Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit facilities and other
966,403

 
997,442

Repayments of borrowings on revolving credit facilities and other
(637,136
)
 
(760,454
)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net
2,987

 
612,663

Preferred stock conversion inducement payment

 
(19,565
)
Payments of dividend on preferred stock

 
(3,853
)
Other
(3,625
)
 
(9,776
)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
(135,493
)
 
966,457

 
 
 
 
Effect of foreign exchange rates on Cash and cash equivalents
(6,296
)
 
10,148

 
 
 
 
(Decrease) increase in Cash and cash equivalents
(93,238
)
 
22,668

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
305,448

 
311,301

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
212,210

 
$
333,969



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


6

COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


1. General
 
Colfax Corporation (the "Company" or "Colfax") is a diversified global industrial manufacturing and engineering company that provides gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services to customers around the world under the Howden, ESAB and Colfax Fluid Handling brand names.

The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this quarterly report have been prepared by the Company in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") for interim financial statements.

The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2014 is derived from the Company's audited financial statements. During the six months ended June 26, 2015 , adjustments were made retrospectively to provisional amounts recorded as of December 31, 2014 , primarily due to the Company's valuation of specific items related to an acquisition that occurred in the three months ended June 27, 2014 . See Note 3, "Acquisitions" for additional information regarding these adjustments. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been omitted in accordance with the SEC's rules and regulations for interim financial statements. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included herein should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and related footnotes included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 (the "2014 Form 10-K"), filed with the SEC on February 17, 2015 .

The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements reflect, in the opinion of management, all adjustments, which consist solely of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the Company's financial position and results of operations as of and for the periods indicated. Significant intercompany transactions and accounts are eliminated in consolidation.

The Company makes certain estimates and assumptions in preparing its Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the periods presented. Actual results may differ from those estimates.

The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 26, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be achieved for the full year. Quarterly results are affected by seasonal variations in the Company's business. As our gas- and fluid-handling customers seek to fully utilize capital spending budgets before the end of the year, historically our shipments have peaked during the fourth quarter. Also, all of our European operations typically experience a slowdown during the July and August and December holiday seasons. General economic conditions may, however, impact future seasonal variations.

2. Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)" ("ASU No. 2014-09"). ASU No. 2014-09 clarifies the principles for recognizing revenue to depict the transfer of promised 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. This guidance affects entities that enter into contracts with customers to transfer goods or services, and supersedes prior GAAP guidance, namely Accounting Standards Codification Topic 605—Revenue Recognition. On July 9, 2015, the FASB voted and approved to defer the effective date of ASU 2014-09 by one year. As a result, ASU No. 2014-09 will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted but not prior to the original effective date of annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016. ASU 2014-09 is to be applied retrospectively, or on a modified retrospective basis. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adopting ASU No. 2014-09 on its Consolidated Financial Statements.

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, "Interest—Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30)" ("ASU No. 2015-03"). ASU No. 2015-03 aims to simplify the presentation of debt issuance costs by requiring debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. Currently, debt issuance costs are presented as a deferred charge under GAAP. ASU No. 2015-03 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and is to be applied retrospectively, with early adoption permitted. The Company has early adopted ASU No. 2015-03 during the three months ended June 26, 2015 resulting in $2.8 million of debt issuance costs presented as a direct deduction to the Company's Long-term debt in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of June 26, 2015 . The retrospective application of ASU No. 2015-03 decreased Other assets and Long-term debt by $2.4 million in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2014 .


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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 

In May 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-07, "Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820)- Disclosures for Investments in Certain Entities That Calculate Net Asset Value per Share (or Its Equivalent) (Subtopic 835-30)" ("ASU No. 2015-07"). ASU No. 2015-07 aims to remove the requirement to categorize within the fair value hierarchy all investments for which fair value is measured using the net asset value per share practical expedient. ASU 2015-07 also removes the requirement to make certain disclosures for all investments that are eligible to be measured at fair value using the net asset value per share practical expedient. Investments that calculate net asset value per share (or its equivalent), but for which the practical expedient is not applied will continue to be included in the fair value hierarchy along with the related required disclosures. ASU No. 2015-07 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and is to be applied retrospectively, with early adoption permitted. The Company plans to early adopt ASU No. 2015-07 in the Notes to Financial Statements as of December 31, 2015 and will apply the disclosure provisions of ASU 2015-07 to all investments measured using the net asset value per share practical expedient.

3. Acquisitions

Subsequent to quarter-end, on June 30, 2015 , Colfax completed the acquisition of the Roots TM blowers and compressors business unit ("Roots"), also known as Industrial Air & Gas Technologies, from GE Oil & Gas (the "Roots Acquisition") for approximately $185 million . Roots is a leading supplier of blower and compressor technologies which service a broad range of end markets, including wastewater treatment, chemical production, and power generation. The acquisition of Roots, with expected annual sales of approximately $120 million , will build on Howden's global strength in compressors and blowers and will add important application expertise and product solutions to the portfolio. Due to the timing of the Roots Acquisition, the Company is in the process of determining the purchase price allocation and thus, certain disclosures, including a reasonable estimate of Goodwill, are impracticable at this time.

On April 14, 2014, Colfax completed the acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings, Inc. (the "Victor Acquisition"). During the six months ended June 26, 2015 , the Company retrospectively adjusted provisional amounts with respect to the Victor Acquisition that were recognized at the acquisition date to reflect new information obtained about facts and circumstances that existed as of the acquisition date that, if known, would have affected the measurement of the amounts recognized as of that date. The aggregate adjustments for the six months ended June 26, 2015 increased the Goodwill balance by $0.1 million , primarily due to finalization of the Company's valuation of certain deferred tax assets and liabilities offset by finalization of the valuation of certain fixed assets and an adjustment to a VAT tax position in a specific foreign entity.

4. Net Income Per Share

Net income per share available to Colfax Corporation common shareholders was computed as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
(In thousands, except share data)
Computation of Net income per share - basic:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income available to Colfax Corporation common shareholders
$
53,127

 
$
191,785

 
$
105,183

 
$
216,662

Weighted-average shares of Common stock outstanding - basic
124,250,487

 
123,808,859

 
124,103,220

 
118,279,102

Net income per share - basic
$
0.43

 
$
1.55

 
$
0.85

 
$
1.83

Computation of Net income per share - diluted:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income available to Colfax Corporation common shareholders
$
53,127

 
$
191,785

 
$
105,183

 
$
216,662

Weighted-average shares of Common stock outstanding - basic
124,250,487

 
123,808,859

 
124,103,220

 
118,279,102

Net effect of potentially dilutive securities - stock options and restricted stock units
1,011,251

 
1,676,621

 
1,078,247

 
1,638,638

Weighted-average shares of Common stock outstanding - diluted (1)
125,261,738

 
125,485,480

 
125,181,467

 
119,917,740

Net income per share - diluted
$
0.42

 
$
1.53

 
$
0.84

 
$
1.81

 
(1) For the period from January 1, 2014 through February 12, 2014, Net income per share - diluted was calculated consistently with the if-converted method in accordance with GAAP until the outstanding shares of Series A Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock were converted to Common stock on February 12, 2014. However, weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted for the six months ended June 27, 2014 excludes the weighted average effect of 2.8 million Common stock equivalents for the period from January 1, 2014 through February 12, 2014, as their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.


8

COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 


The weighted-average computation of the dilutive effect of potentially issuable shares of Common stock under the treasury stock method for the three months ended June 26, 2015 and June 27, 2014 excludes approximately 2.2 million and 0.7 million of outstanding stock-based compensation awards, respectively, as their inclusion would be anti-dilutive. The weighted-average computation of the dilutive effect of potentially issuable shares of Common stock under the treasury stock method for the six months ended June 26, 2015 and June 27, 2014 excludes approximately 2.1 million and 0.6 million of outstanding stock-based compensation awards, respectively, as their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.

5. Income Taxes

During the three months ended June 26, 2015 , Income before income taxes was $82.3 million and the Provision for income taxes was $23.5 million . The effective tax rate of 28.5% for the three months ended June 26, 2015 differs from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to international tax rates, which are lower than the U.S. tax rate, offset in part by losses in certain jurisdictions where a tax benefit is not expected to be recognized in 2015 .

During the six months ended June 26, 2015 , Income before income taxes was $147.7 million and the Provision for income taxes was $32.6 million . The effective tax rate of 22.1% for the six months ended June 26, 2015 differs from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to a tax benefit of $13.0 million associated with the resolution of a certain liability for unrecognized tax benefits and international tax rates, which are lower than the U.S. tax rate, offset in part by losses in certain jurisdictions where a tax benefit is not expected to be recognized in 2015 .

Income before income taxes was $82.0 million and $157.5 million and the Benefit from income taxes was $116.3 million and $95.7 million for the three and six months ended June 27, 2014 , respectively. The Benefit from income taxes for both periods was impacted by the reassessment of the realizability of certain deferred tax assets as a result of the effect of the Victor Acquisition on expected future income. This reassessment resulted in a decrease in the Company's valuation allowance against U.S. deferred tax assets. The reduction in the valuation allowance created a non-cash income tax benefit for the three and six months ended June 27, 2014 of $113.1 million . Additionally, a tax benefit of $19.4 million was included in Benefit from income taxes in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and six months ended June 27, 2014 associated with the resolution of a liability for unrecognized tax benefits. These items are the principal reasons for a tax benefit rather than a tax provision, which would result from the application of the U.S. federal statutory rate to the reported Income before income taxes for the three and six months ended June 27, 2014 .

6. Equity

Common Stock

On May 21, 2015, the Company contributed 66,000 shares of newly issued Colfax Common stock to its U.S. defined benefit pension plan.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income

The following tables present the changes in the balances of each component of Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income including reclassifications out of Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income for the six months ended June 26, 2015 and June 27, 2014 . All amounts are net of tax and noncontrolling interest.



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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 

 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss Components
 
Net Unrecognized Pension And Other Post-Retirement Benefit Cost
 
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment
 
Unrealized Gain On Hedging Activities
 
Total
 
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at January 1, 2015
$
(240,513
)
 
$
(227,059
)
 
$
23,881

 
$
(443,691
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustment
4,530

 
(76,639
)
 
(155
)
 
(72,264
)
Gain on long-term intra-entity foreign currency transactions

 
4,620

 

 
4,620

Gain on net investment hedges

 

 
10,212

 
10,212

Unrealized gain on cash flow hedges

 

 
2,015

 
2,015

Other
3,817

 

 

 
3,817

Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications
8,347

 
(72,019
)
 
12,072

 
(51,600
)
Amounts reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive loss
4,074

 

 

 
4,074

Net current period Other comprehensive income (loss)
12,421

 
(72,019
)
 
12,072

 
(47,526
)
Balance at June 26, 2015
$
(228,092
)
 
$
(299,078
)
 
$
35,953

 
$
(491,217
)

 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income Components
 
Net Unrecognized Pension And Other Post-Retirement Benefit Cost
 
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment
 
Unrealized Loss On Hedging Activities
 
Total
 
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at January 1, 2014
$
(163,092
)
 
$
123,021

 
$
(6,529
)
 
$
(46,600
)
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustment
(512
)
 
32,974

 
19

 
32,481

Gain on long-term intra-entity foreign currency transactions

 
9,531

 

 
9,531

Gain on net investment hedges

 

 
4,773

 
4,773

Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges

 

 
(1,683
)
 
(1,683
)
Other
1,934

 

 

 
1,934

Other comprehensive income before reclassifications
1,422

 
42,505

 
3,109

 
47,036

Amounts reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income
3,634

 

 

 
3,634

Net current period Other comprehensive income
5,056

 
42,505

 
3,109

 
50,670

Balance at June 27, 2014
$
(158,036
)
 
$
165,526

 
$
(3,420
)
 
$
4,070


The effect on Net income of amounts reclassified out of each component of Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income for the three and six months ended June 26, 2015 and June 27, 2014 is as follows:

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 

 
Three Months Ended June 26, 2015
 
Six Months Ended June 26, 2015
 
Amounts Reclassified From Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
Tax Benefit
 
Total
 
Amounts Reclassified From Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
Tax Benefit
 
Total
 
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension and other post-retirement benefit cost:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of net loss (1)
$
3,522

 
$
(1,733
)
 
$
1,789

 
$
6,614

 
$
(2,671
)
 
$
3,943

Amortization of prior service cost (1)
69

 

 
69

 
131

 

 
131

 
$
3,591

 
$
(1,733
)
 
$
1,858

 
$
6,745

 
$
(2,671
)
 
$
4,074

 
Three Months Ended June 27, 2014
 
Six Months Ended June 27, 2014
 
Amounts Reclassified From Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income
 
Tax Benefit
 
Total
 
Amounts Reclassified From Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income
 
Tax Benefit
 
Total
 
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension and other post-retirement benefit cost:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of net loss (1)
$
1,811

 
$
(132
)
 
$
1,679

 
$
3,815

 
$
(305
)
 
$
3,510

Amortization of prior service cost (1)
62

 

 
62

 
124

 

 
124

 
$
1,873

 
$
(132
)
 
$
1,741

 
$
3,939

 
$
(305
)
 
$
3,634

 
(1) Included in the computation of net periodic benefit cost (income). See Note 10 , "Net Periodic Benefit Cost - Defined Benefit Plans" for additional details.

During the six months ended June 26, 2015 and June 27, 2014 , Noncontrolling interest decreased by $4.6 million and $1.1 million , respectively, as a result of Other comprehensive loss, primarily due to foreign currency translation adjustment.

7. Inventories, Net

Inventories, net consisted of the following:
 
June 26, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
(In thousands)
Raw materials
$
159,068

 
$
164,115

Work in process
80,566

 
81,110

Finished goods
258,158

 
239,808

 
497,792

 
485,033

Less: customer progress payments
(14,647
)
 
(7,728
)
Less: allowance for excess, slow-moving and obsolete inventory
(35,840
)
 
(34,573
)
Inventories, net
$
447,305

 
$
442,732



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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 

8. Debt

Long-term debt consisted of the following:
 
June 26, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
(In thousands)
Term loans
$
730,538

 
$
1,210,474

Trade receivables financing arrangement
80,000

 
80,000

Revolving credit facilities and other
573,132

 
246,336

Total Debt
1,383,670

 
1,536,810

Less: current portion
(6,738
)
 
(9,855
)
Long-term debt
$
1,376,932

 
$
1,526,955

    
On June 5, 2015, the Company entered into a credit agreement (the "Credit Agreement") by and among the Company, as the borrower, certain U.S. subsidiaries of the Company identified therein, as guarantors, each of the lenders party thereto and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent, swing line lender and global coordinator.

The proceeds of the loans under the Credit Agreement were used by the Company to repay in full its preexisting senior secured credit facility, by and among the Company, Colfax UK Holdings Ltd, the other subsidiaries of the Company party thereto, the lenders party thereto and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent (the "Deutsche Bank Credit Agreement"), as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes. The Credit Agreement consists of a term loan in an aggregate amount of $750.0 million (the "Term Loan") and a revolving credit facility which totals $1.0 billion in commitments (the "Revolver"), each of which matures in five years. The Revolver contains a $50.0 million swing line loan sub-facility.

The Term Loan and the Revolver bear interest, at the election of the Company, at either the base rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) or the Eurocurrency rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement), in each case, plus the applicable interest rate margin. The Term Loan and the Revolver initially bear interest either at the Eurocurrency rate plus 1.50% or at the base rate plus 0.50% , and in future quarters will bear interest either at the Eurocurrency rate or the base rate plus the applicable interest rate margin based upon either, whichever results in the lower applicable interest rate margin (subject to certain exceptions), the Company's total leverage ratio and the corporate family rating of the Company as determined by Standard & Poor's and Moody's (ranging from 1.25% to 2.00% , in the case of the Eurocurrency margin, and 0.25% to 1.00% , in the case of the base rate margin). Each swing line loan denominated in dollars will bear interest at the base rate plus the applicable interest rate margin and each swing line loan denominated in any other currency available under the credit facility will bear interest at the Eurocurrency rate plus the applicable interest rate margin.
    
In conjunction with the Credit Agreement, the Company recorded a charge to Interest expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income for the three months ended June 26, 2015 of $4.7 million to write-off certain deferred financing fees and original issue discount and expensed approximately $0.4 million of costs incurred in connection with the refinancing of the Deutsche Bank Credit Agreement. The Company had an original issue discount of $7.3 million and deferred financing fees of $10.5 million included in its Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of June 26, 2015 , which will be accreted to Interest expense primarily using the effective interest method, over the life of the Credit Agreement. As of June 26, 2015 , the weighted-average interest rate of borrowings under the Credit Agreement was 1.64% , excluding accretion of original issue discount, and there was $467.3 million available on the revolving credit facility.

The Company is also party to letter of credit facilities with total capacity of $735.7 million . Total letters of credit of $364.0 million were outstanding as of June 26, 2015 .

On December 22, 2014, the Company entered into a receivables financing facility, pursuant to which it established a wholly owned, special purpose bankruptcy-remote subsidiary which purchases trade receivables from certain of the Company's subsidiaries on an ongoing basis and pledges them to support its obligation as borrower under the receivables financing facility. This special purpose subsidiary has a separate legal existence from its parent and its assets are not available to satisfy the claims of creditors of the selling subsidiaries or any other member of the consolidated group. Availability of funds may fluctuate over time given changes in eligible receivable balances, but will not exceed the $80 million program limit. As of June 26, 2015 , the total outstanding borrowings under the receivables financing facility were $80 million and the interest rate was 0.9% . The scheduled termination date for the receivables financing facility is December 21, 2015, which may be extended from time to time. The facility contains representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities customary for facilities of this type. The facility does not contain any covenants that the Company views as materially constraining to the activities of its business.

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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 


The contractual maturities of the Company's debt as of June 26, 2015 are as follows (1) :
 
(In thousands)
Remainder of 2015
$
5,877

2016
5,620

2017
4,452

2018
4,142

2019
131,166

2020
1,242,500

Total contractual maturities
1,393,757

Debt discount (2)
(10,087
)
Total debt
$
1,383,670

________

(1) Represents scheduled payments required under the Credit Agreement through June 5, 2020, as well as the contractual maturities of other debt outstanding as of June 26, 2015 , and reflects management's intention to repay scheduled maturities of the term loans outstanding under the Credit Agreement and the trade receivables financing arrangement (if not extended) with proceeds from the revolving credit facility.
(2) Includes $2.8 million of deferred debt issuance costs pursuant to the adoption of ASU 2015-03. See Note 2, "Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements" for further discussion.

Certain U.S. subsidiaries of the Company have agreed to guarantee the obligations of the Company under the Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement contains customary covenants limiting the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to, among other things, incur debt or liens, merge or consolidate with others, dispose of assets, make investments or pay dividends. In addition, the Credit Agreement contains financial covenants requiring the Company to maintain a total leverage ratio, as defined therein, of not more than 3.5 to 1.0 and minimum interest coverage ratio, as defined therein, of 3.0 to 1.0, measured at the end of each quarter. The Credit Agreement contains various events of default (including failure to comply with the covenants under the Credit Agreement and related agreements) and upon an event of default the lenders may, subject to various customary cure rights, require the immediate payment of all amounts outstanding under the Term Loan and the Revolver. As of June 26, 2015, the Company is in compliance with the covenants under the Credit Agreement.

9. Accrued Liabilities

Accrued liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets consisted of the following:

 
June 26, 2015
 
December 31, 2014 (1)
 
(In thousands)
Accrued payroll
$
118,376

 
$
120,068

Advance payments from customers
55,626

 
58,049

Accrued taxes and deferred tax liability - current portion
50,097

 
58,823

Accrued asbestos-related liability
52,259

 
50,175

Warranty liability - current portion
40,951

 
47,966

Accrued restructuring liability - current portion
11,873

 
21,846

Accrued third-party commissions
11,929

 
11,026

Other
116,999

 
128,254

Accrued liabilities
$
458,110

 
$
496,207

 
(1) During the six months ended June 26, 2015 the Company retrospectively adjusted provisional amounts with respect to an acquisition completed during the three months ended June 27, 2014 to reflect new information obtained about facts and circumstances that existed as of the acquisition date that, if known, would have affected the measurement of the amounts recognized as of that date. See Note 3, "Acquisitions" for further discussion regarding these adjustments.


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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 

Warranty Liability
 
The activity in the Company's warranty liability consisted of the following:
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
(In thousands)
Warranty liability, beginning of period
$
51,135

 
$
65,512

Accrued warranty expense
8,685

 
10,978

Changes in estimates related to pre-existing warranties
(2,696
)
 
(2,764
)
Cost of warranty service work performed
(12,641
)
 
(12,830
)
Acquisition

 
4,488

Foreign exchange translation effect
(2,013
)
 
(4,336
)
Warranty liability, end of period
$
42,470

 
$
61,048


Accrued Restructuring Liability

The Company's restructuring programs include a series of restructuring actions to reduce the structural costs of the Company.

A summary of the activity in the Company's restructuring liability included in Accrued liabilities and Other liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets is as follows:

 
Six Months Ended June 26, 2015
 
Balance at Beginning of Period
 
Provisions
 
Payments
 
Foreign Currency Translation
 
Balance at End of Period (3)
 
(In thousands)
Restructuring and other related charges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gas and Fluid Handling:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Termination benefits (1)
$
7,551

 
$
1,642

 
$
(5,608
)
 
$
(435
)
 
$
3,150

Facility closure costs (2)
1,445

 
1,745

 
(2,087
)
 
(117
)
 
986

 
8,996

 
3,387

 
(7,695
)
 
(552
)
 
4,136

   Non-cash impairment
 
 
1,918

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5,305

 
 
 
 
 
 
Fabrication Technology:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Termination benefits (1)
11,155

 
4,265

 
(9,229
)
 
43

 
6,234

Facility closure costs (2)
1,937

 
3,017

 
(3,287
)
 
59

 
1,726

 
13,092

 
7,282

 
(12,516
)
 
102

 
7,960

Corporate and Other:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facility closure costs (2)
922

 

 
(213
)
 
5

 
714

 
922

 

 
(213
)
 
5

 
714

 
$
23,010

 
10,669

 
$
(20,424
)
 
$
(445
)
 
$
12,810

   Non-cash impairment
 
 
1,918

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
12,587

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) Includes severance and other termination benefits, including outplacement services. The Company recognizes the cost of involuntary termination benefits at the communication date or ratably over any remaining expected future service period. Voluntary termination benefits are recognized as a liability and an expense when employees accept the offer and the amount can be reasonably estimated.
(2) Includes the cost of relocating associates, relocating equipment and lease termination expense in connection with the closure of facilities.
(3) As of June 26, 2015 , $11.9 million and $0.9 million of the Company's restructuring liability was included in Accrued liabilities and Other liabilities, respectively.

The Company expects to incur Restructuring and other related charges of approximately $35 million during the remainder of 2015 related to these restructuring activities.


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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 

10 . Net Periodic Benefit Cost - Defined Benefit Plans

The following table sets forth the components of net periodic benefit cost (income) of the Company's defined benefit pension plans and other post-retirement employee benefit plans:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
(In thousands)
Pension Benefits-U.S. Plans:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Service cost
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

     Interest cost
4,288

 
4,766

 
8,581

 
9,322

     Expected return on plan assets
(6,019
)
 
(6,119
)
 
(12,039
)
 
(11,934
)
     Amortization
1,898

 
1,298

 
3,799

 
2,596

Net periodic benefit cost (income)
$
167

 
$
(55
)
 
$
341

 
$
(16
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Pension Benefits-Non U.S. Plans:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Service cost
$
818

 
$
1,015

 
$
2,025

 
$
1,912

     Interest cost
9,777

 
12,681

 
19,536

 
25,087

     Expected return on plan assets
(9,153
)
 
(10,914
)
 
(17,809
)
 
(21,643
)
     Amortization
1,501

 
465

 
2,579

 
1,123

Net periodic benefit cost
$
2,943

 
$
3,247

 
$
6,331

 
$
6,479

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Post-Retirement Benefits:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Service cost
$
51

 
$
39

 
$
102

 
$
73

     Interest cost
313

 
285

 
639

 
583

     Amortization
192

 
110

 
367

 
220

Net periodic benefit cost
$
556

 
$
434

 
$
1,108

 
$
876


11. Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements

The carrying values of financial instruments, including Trade receivables and Accounts payable, approximate their fair values due to their short-term maturities. The estimated fair value of the Company's debt of $1.4 billion and $1.5 billion as of June 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014 , respectively, was based on current interest rates for similar types of borrowings and is in Level Two of the fair value hierarchy. The estimated fair values may not represent actual values of the financial instruments that could be realized as of the balance sheet date or that will be realized in the future.


15

COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 

A summary of the Company's assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value for each fair value hierarchy level for the periods presented is as follows:
 
June 26, 2015
 
Level
One
 
Level
Two
 
Level
Three
 
Total
 
(In thousands)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Cash equivalents
$
23,720

 
$

 
$

 
$
23,720

 Foreign currency contracts related to sales - designated as hedges

 
7,256

 

 
7,256

 Foreign currency contracts related to sales - not designated as hedges

 
1,625

 

 
1,625

 Foreign currency contracts related to purchases - designated as hedges

 
405

 

 
405

 Foreign currency contracts related to purchases - not designated as hedges

 
293

 

 
293

 Deferred compensation plans

 
3,670

 

 
3,670

 
$
23,720

 
$
13,249

 
$

 
$
36,969

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Foreign currency contracts related to sales - designated as hedges
$

 
$
4,555

 
$

 
$
4,555

 Foreign currency contracts related to sales - not designated as hedges

 
1,140

 

 
1,140

 Foreign currency contracts related to purchases - designated as hedges

 
898

 

 
898

 Foreign currency contracts related to purchases - not designated as hedges

 
90

 

 
90

 Deferred compensation plans

 
3,670

 

 
3,670

 
$

 
$
10,353

 
$

 
$
10,353


 
December 31, 2014
 
Level
One
 
Level
Two
 
Level
Three
 
Total
 
(In thousands)
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Cash equivalents
$
23,143

 
$

 
$

 
$
23,143

 Foreign currency contracts related to sales - designated as hedges

 
4,524

 

 
4,524

 Foreign currency contracts related to sales - not designated as hedges

 
1,007

 

 
1,007

 Foreign currency contracts related to purchases - designated as hedges

 
1,980

 

 
1,980

 Foreign currency contracts related to purchases - not designated as hedges

 
478

 

 
478

 Deferred compensation plans

 
2,941

 

 
2,941

 
$
23,143

 
$
10,930

 
$

 
$
34,073

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Foreign currency contracts related to sales - designated as hedges
$

 
$
7,163

 
$

 
$
7,163

 Foreign currency contracts related to sales - not designated as hedges

 
2,793

 

 
2,793

 Foreign currency contracts related to purchases - designated as hedges

 
695

 

 
695

 Foreign currency contracts related to purchases - not designated as hedges

 
661

 

 
661

 Deferred compensation plans

 
2,941

 

 
2,941

 
$

 
$
14,253

 
$

 
$
14,253


There were no transfers in or out of Level One, Two or Three during the six months ended June 26, 2015 .


16

COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 

Foreign Currency Contracts

As of June 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014 , the Company had foreign currency contracts with the following notional values:
 
June 26, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
(In thousands)
Foreign currency contracts sold - not designated as hedges
$
136,407

 
$
124,838

Foreign currency contracts sold - designated as hedges
217,610

 
250,743

Foreign currency contracts purchased - not designated as hedges
40,235

 
36,080

Foreign currency contracts purchased - designated as hedges
50,376

 
53,944

Total foreign currency derivatives
$
444,628

 
$
465,605


The Company recognized the following in its Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements related to its derivative instruments:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
(In thousands)
Contracts Designated as Hedges:
 
 
 
  Foreign Currency Contracts - related to customer sales contracts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Unrealized gain (loss)
$
6,267

 
$
230

 
$
508

 
$
(1,158
)
     Realized gain (loss)
3,050

 
554

 
3,502

 
(255
)
  Foreign Currency Contracts - related to supplier purchase contracts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Unrealized gain (loss)
2,229

 
356

 
(324
)
 
(249
)
     Realized (loss) gain
(3,263
)
 
(329
)
 
(1,950
)
 
108

  Unrealized (loss) gain on net investment hedges (1)
(18,473
)
 
2,788

 
10,212

 
4,773

Contracts Not Designated in a Hedge Relationship:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Foreign Currency Contracts - related to customer sales contracts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Unrealized gain (loss)
1,746

 
133

 
2,272

 
(36
)
     Realized loss
(535
)
 
(763
)
 
(4,261
)
 
(1,714
)
  Foreign Currency Contracts - related to supplier purchases contracts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Unrealized gain (loss)
531

 
(1,762
)
 
387

 
(2,457
)
     Realized (loss) gain
(165
)
 
424

 
414

 
1,774

 
(1) The unrealized (loss) gain on net investment hedges is attributable to the change in valuation of Euro denominated debt.

17

COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 

12 . Commitments and Contingencies

For further description of the Company's litigation and contingencies, reference is made to Note 15, "Commitments and Contingencies" in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2014 Form 10-K.

Asbestos and Other Product Liability Contingencies

Claims activity since December 31 related to asbestos claims is as follows (1) :
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
(Number of claims)
Claims unresolved, beginning of period
21,681

 
22,393

Claims filed (2)
2,502

 
2,339

Claims resolved (3)
(2,180
)
 
(2,210
)
Claims unresolved, end of period
22,003

 
22,522

 
(1) Excludes claims filed by one legal firm that have been "administratively dismissed."
(2) Claims filed include all asbestos claims for which notification has been received or a file has been opened.
(3) Claims resolved include all asbestos claims that have been settled, dismissed or that are in the process of being settled or dismissed based upon agreements or understandings in place with counsel for the claimants.

The Company's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets included the following amounts related to asbestos-related litigation:
 
June 26, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
(In thousands)
Current asbestos insurance asset (1)
$
34,062

 
$
34,540

Long-term asbestos insurance asset (2)
272,775

 
282,679

Long-term asbestos insurance receivable (2)
90,115

 
82,340

Accrued asbestos liability (3)
52,259

 
50,175

Long-term asbestos liability (4)
336,364

 
346,099

 
(1) Included in Other current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(2) Included in Other assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(3) Represents current reserves for probable and reasonably estimable asbestos-related liability cost that the Company believes its subsidiaries will pay through the next 15 years, overpayments by certain insurers and unpaid legal costs related to defending themselves against asbestos-related liability claims and legal action against the Company's insurers, which is included in Accrued liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(4) Included in Other liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Management's analyses are based on currently known facts and a number of assumptions. However, projecting future events, such as new claims to be filed each year, the average cost of resolving each claim, coverage issues among layers of insurers, the method in which losses will be allocated to the various insurance policies, interpretation of the effect on coverage of various policy terms and limits and their interrelationships, the continuing solvency of various insurance companies, the amount of remaining insurance available, as well as the numerous uncertainties inherent in asbestos litigation could cause the actual liabilities and insurance recoveries to be higher or lower than those projected or recorded which could materially affect the Company's financial condition, results of operations or cash flow.

Various aspects of the final judgments of the Delaware Court of Chancery and Superior Court for a specific subsidiary have been appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court, and an oral argument before the Delaware Supreme Court was held on May 27, 2015.  The Delaware Supreme Court has certified certain questions of law to the New York Court of Appeals, New York's highest appellate court, including the question of what allocation methodology should be applied to the subsidiary's policies.  In the event that the New York court were to apply a methodology other than "all sums", the subsidiary's future expected recovery would likely be reduced by amounts that we estimate could range from minimal to $30 million

In the litigation involving another subsidiary, the New Jersey Supreme Court refused to grant certification of the appeals, effectively ending the matter. This will have no material impact on the Company's financial condition or results of operations.

18

COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 


Other Litigation Matters

On April 10, 2015, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware dismissed with prejudice, in its entirety and on the merits, the derivative action brought in March 2014 by two alleged stockholders of the Company against our directors, BDT CF Acquisition Vehicle, LLC and BDT Capital Partners, LLC.

The Company is also involved in various other pending legal proceedings arising out of the ordinary course of the Company's business. None of these legal proceedings are expected to have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, results of operations or cash flow of the Company. With respect to these proceedings and the litigation and claims described in the preceding paragraphs, management of the Company believes that it will either prevail, has adequate insurance coverage or has established appropriate accruals to cover potential liabilities. Any costs that management estimates may be paid related to these proceedings or claims are accrued when the liability is considered probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated. There can be no assurance, however, as to the ultimate outcome of any of these matters, and if all or substantially all of these legal proceedings were to be determined adverse to the Company, there could be a material adverse effect on the financial condition, results of operations or cash flow of the Company.

13. Segment Information

The Company conducts its operations through three operating segments: gas handling, fluid handling and fabrication technology. The gas-handling and fluid-handling operating segments are aggregated into a single reportable segment. A description of the Company's reportable segments is as follows:

Gas and Fluid Handling - a global supplier of a broad range of gas- and fluid-handling products, including heavy-duty centrifugal and axial fans, rotary heat exchangers, gas compressors, pumps, fluid-handling systems, controls and specialty valves, which serves customers in the power generation, oil, gas and petrochemical, mining, marine (including defense) and general industrial and other end markets; and

Fabrication Technology - a global supplier of welding equipment and consumables, cutting equipment and consumables and automated welding and cutting systems.
 
Certain amounts not allocated to the two reportable segments and intersegment eliminations are reported under the heading "Corporate and other." The Company's management evaluates the operating results of each of its reportable segments based upon Net sales and segment operating income (loss), which represents Operating income (loss) before Restructuring and other related charges.

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COLFAX CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)
(Unaudited)
 

The Company's segment results were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
(In thousands)
Net sales:
 
 
 
     Gas and fluid handling
$
504,875

 
$
568,940

 
$
927,084

 
$
1,142,889

     Fabrication technology
520,500

 
630,396

 
1,009,361

 
1,110,778

 
$
1,025,375

 
$
1,199,336

 
$
1,936,445

 
$
2,253,667

Segment operating income (loss) (1) :
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Gas and fluid handling
$
64,206

 
$
45,690

 
$
100,463

 
$
101,688

     Fabrication technology
53,874

 
77,088

 
111,220

 
130,951

     Corporate and other
(12,672
)
 
(13,636
)
 
(25,069
)
 
(29,447
)
 
$
105,408

 
$
109,142

 
$
186,614

 
$
203,192

 
(1) The following is a reconciliation of Income before income taxes to segment operating income:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
(In thousands)
Income before income taxes
$
82,325

 
$
82,044

 
$
147,734

 
$
157,460

Interest expense
14,249

 
13,624

 
26,293

 
25,946

Restructuring and other related charges
8,834

 
13,474

 
12,587

 
19,786

Segment operating income
$
105,408

 
$
109,142

 
$
186,614

 
$
203,192


The detail of the Company's Net sales by product type is as follows:

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
June 26, 2015
 
June 27, 2014
 
(In thousands)
Gas handling
$
365,786

 
$
401,011

 
$
666,025

 
$
825,178

Fluid handling
139,089

 
167,929

 
261,059

 
317,711

Welding and cutting
520,500

 
630,396

 
1,009,361

 
1,110,778

Total Net sales
$
1,025,375

 
$
1,199,336

 
$
1,936,445

 
$
2,253,667






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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion of the financial condition and results of operations of Colfax Corporation ("Colfax," "the Company," "we," "our," and "us") should be read in conjunction with the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related footnotes included in Part I. Item 1."Financial Statements" of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 26, 2015 (this "Form 10-Q") and the Consolidated Financial Statements and related footnotes included in Part II. Item 8. "Financial Statements and Supplementary Data" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 (the "2014 Form 10-K") filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 17, 2015.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Some of the statements contained in this Form 10-Q that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date this Form 10-Q is filed with the SEC. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements regarding: projections of revenue, profit margins, expenses, tax provisions and tax rates, earnings or losses from operations, impact of foreign exchange rates, cash flows, pension and benefit obligations and funding requirements, synergies or other financial items; plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations including statements relating to potential acquisitions, compensation plans or purchase commitments; developments, performance or industry or market rankings relating to products or services; future economic conditions or performance; the outcome of outstanding claims or legal proceedings including asbestos-related liabilities and insurance coverage litigation; potential gains and recoveries of costs; assumptions underlying any of the foregoing; and any other statements that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future. Forward-looking statements may be characterized by terminology such as "believe," "anticipate," "should," "would," "intend," "plan," "will," "expect," "estimate," "project," "positioned," "strategy," "targets," "aims," "seeks," "sees," and similar expressions. These statements are based on assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe to be appropriate. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the following:

changes in the general economy, as well as the cyclical nature of the markets we serve;

a significant or sustained decline in commodity prices, including oil;

our ability to identify, finance, acquire and successfully integrate attractive acquisition targets;

our exposure to unanticipated liabilities resulting from acquisitions;

our ability and the ability of our customers to access required capital at a reasonable cost;

our ability to accurately estimate the cost of or realize savings from our restructuring programs;

the amount of and our ability to estimate our asbestos-related liabilities;

the solvency of our insurers and the likelihood of their payment for asbestos-related costs;

material disruptions at any of our manufacturing facilities;

noncompliance with various laws and regulations associated with our international operations, including anti-bribery laws, export control regulations and sanctions and embargoes;

risks associated with our international operations;

risks associated with the representation of our employees by trade unions and work councils;


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our exposure to product liability claims;

potential costs and liabilities associated with environmental, health and safety laws and regulations;

failure to maintain, protect and defend our intellectual property rights;

the loss of key members of our leadership team;

restrictions in our credit agreement entered into on June 5, 2015 by and among the Company, as the borrower, certain U.S. subsidiaries of the Company identified therein, as guarantors, each of the lenders party thereto and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent, swing line lender and global coordinator (the "Credit Agreement") that may limit our flexibility in operating our business;

impairment in the value of intangible assets;

the funding requirements or obligations of our defined benefit pension plans and other post-retirement benefit plans;

significant movements in foreign currency exchange rates;

availability and cost of raw materials, parts and components used in our products;

new regulations and customer preferences reflecting an increased focus on environmental, social and governance issues, including new regulations related to the use of conflict minerals;
 
service interruptions, data corruption, cyber-based attacks or network security breaches affecting our information technology infrastructure;

risks arising from changes in technology;

the competitive environment in our industry;

changes in our tax rates or exposure to additional income tax liabilities;

our ability to manage and grow our business and execution of our business and growth strategies;

the level of capital investment and expenditures by our customers in our strategic markets;

our financial performance; and

other risks and factors, listed in Item 1A. "Risk Factors" in Part I of our 2014 Form 10-K.

Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ materially from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date this Form 10-Q is filed with the SEC. We do not assume any obligation and do not intend to update any forward-looking statement except as required by law. See Part I. Item 1A. "Risk Factors" in our 2014 Form 10-K for a further discussion regarding some of the reasons that actual results may be materially different from those that we anticipate.

Overview

We report our operations through the following reportable segments:

Gas and Fluid Handling - a global supplier of a broad range of gas- and fluid-handling products, including heavy-duty centrifugal and axial fans, rotary heat exchangers, gas compressors, pumps, fluid-handling systems and controls and specialty valves, which serves customers in the power generation, oil, gas and petrochemical, mining, marine (including defense) and general industrial and other end markets; and
Fabrication Technology - a global supplier of welding equipment and consumables, cutting equipment and consumables and automated welding and cutting systems.


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Certain amounts not allocated to the two reportable segments and intersegment eliminations are reported under the heading "Corporate and other."

Colfax has a global geographic footprint, with production facilities in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa. Through our reportable segments, we serve a global customer base across multiple markets through a combination of direct sales and third-party distribution channels. Our customer base is highly diversified and includes commercial, industrial and government customers.

We employ a comprehensive set of tools that we refer to as the Colfax Business System ("CBS"). CBS is our business management system. It is a repeatable, teachable process that we use to create superior value for our customers, shareholders and associates. Rooted in our core values, it is our culture. CBS provides the tools and techniques to ensure that we are continuously improving our ability to meet or exceed customer requirements on a consistent basis.

Results of Operations

The following discussion of Results of Operations addresses the comparison of the periods presented. The Company's management evaluates the operating results of each of its reportable segments based upon Net sales and segment operating income (loss), which represents Operating income before Restructuring and other related charges.

Items Affecting Comparability of Reported Results

The comparability of our operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 26, 2015 to the comparable 2014 period is affected by the following additional significant items:

Strategic Acquisitions

We complement our organic growth plans with strategic acquisitions. Acquisitions can significantly affect our reported results and can complicate period to period comparisons of results. As a consequence, we report the change in our Net sales between periods both from existing and acquired businesses. Orders and order backlog are presented only for the gas- and fluid-handling segment, where this information is relevant. The change in Net sales due to acquisitions represents the change in sales due to the following acquisition:

Fabrication Technology

On April 14, 2014, Colfax completed the acquisition of Victor Technologies Holdings, Inc. ("Victor") for net cash consideration of $948.8 million (the "Victor Acquisition"). Victor is a pre-eminent global manufacturer of cutting, gas control and specialty welding solutions. The acquisition complemented the geographic footprint of our fabrication technology segment and expanded our product portfolio into new segments and applications.

Foreign Currency Fluctuations

A significant portion of our Net sales, approximately 73% and 72% for the three and six months ended June 26, 2015 , respectively, is derived from operations outside the U.S., with the majority of those sales denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Because much of our manufacturing and employee costs are outside the U.S., a significant portion of our costs are also denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Changes in foreign exchange rates can impact our results of operations and are quantified when significant to our discussion. The strengthening of the U.S. dollar since the second quarter of 2014 has had a significant impact on our reported results in 2015. For the second quarter of 2015 and the six months ended June 26, 2015 , changes in foreign exchange rates have reduced Net sales by approximately 12%. Changes in foreign exchange rates also reduced Income before income taxes by approximately 13% and 14% respectively, for the second quarter of 2015 and six months ended June 26, 2015 . The changes in foreign exchange rates since December 31, 2014 decreased net assets by approximately 3%.

In February 2015, the Venezuelan government introduced a marginal foreign exchange system ("SIMADI") which replaces an auction-based foreign exchange system that began operating on March 24, 2014 ("SICAD II"), which we previously used to remeasure our Venezuelan operations. During the six months ended June 26, 2015 , we have determined the SIMADI to be the most appropriate rate with which to remeasure our Venezuelan operations from the multiple current legal mechanisms in Venezuela to exchange currency. As of the second quarter and six months ended June 26, 2015 , our Venezuelan operations represented less than 1% of our Total assets and Net sales. The foreign currency transaction loss recognized related to the adoption of the SIMADI did not have a material impact on our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income for the six months ended June 26, 2015 .


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Seasonality

As our gas- and fluid-handling customers seek to fully utilize capital spending budgets before the end of the year, historically our shipments have peaked during the fourth quarter. Also, all of our European operations typically experience a slowdown during the July and August and December holiday seasons. General economic conditions may, however, impact future seasonal variations.

Sales, Orders and Backlog

Our consolidated Net sales decreased from Net sales of $1,199.3 million in the second quarter of 2014 to $1,025.4 million in the second quarter of 2015 . Our Net sales decreased from Net sales of $2,253.7 million in the six months ended June 27, 2014 to $1,936.4 million in the six months ended June 26, 2015 . The following tables present components of our consolidated Net sales and, for our gas- and fluid-handling segment, components of orders and order backlog:
 
Net Sales
 
Orders (1)
 
$
 
%
 
$
 
%
 
(In millions)
For the three months ended June 27, 2014
$
1,199.3

 
 
 
$
593.8

 
 
Components of Change:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Existing businesses (2)
(53.9
)
 
(4.5
)%
 
(28.1
)
 
(4.7
)%
Acquisition (3)
19.4

 
1.6
 %
 

 
 %
Foreign currency translation (4)
(139.4
)
 
(11.6
)%
 
(63.4
)
 
(10.7
)%
 
(173.9
)
 
(14.5
)%
 
(91.5
)
 
(15.4