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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K
        
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended January 3, 2015
Commission File number 1-7283

Regal Beloit Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Wisconsin
39-0875718
(State of Incorporation)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
200 State Street, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511
(Address of principal executive offices)
(608) 364-8800
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12 (b) of the Act:
 
 
Name of Each Exchange on
Title of Each Class
 
Which Registered
Common Stock ($.01 Par Value)
 
New York Stock Exchange
 
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to
Section 12 (g) of the Act
 
None
(Title of Class)
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ý No
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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 ý 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 ý No
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. Yes No ý
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The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of June 28, 2014 was approximately $3.5 billion.
On February 24, 2015, the registrant had outstanding 44,707,879 shares of common stock, $.01 par value, which is registrant's only class of common stock.
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Certain information contained in the Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 27, 2015 is incorporated by reference into Part III hereof.

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REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION
ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K
FOR YEAR ENDED JANUARY 3, 2015
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Page
PART I
 
Item 1
Item 1A
Item 1B
Item 2
Item 3
Item 4
 
 
 
PART II
 
Item 5
Item 6
Item 7
Item 7A
Item 8
Item 9
Item 9A
Item 9B
 
 
 
PART III
 
Item 10
Item 11
Item 12
Item 13
Item 14
 
 
 
PART IV
 
Item 15
 
 
 
SIGNATURES
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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements represent our management's judgment regarding future events. In many cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar words. Actual results and events could differ materially and adversely from those contained in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including:

uncertainties regarding our ability to execute our restructuring plans within expected costs and timing;
increases in our overall debt levels as a result of the acquisition of the Power Transmission Solutions (“PTS”) business from Emerson Electric Co., or otherwise and our ability to repay principal and interest on our outstanding debt;
actions taken by our competitors and our ability to effectively compete in the increasingly competitive global electric motor, drives and controls, power generation and mechanical motion control industries;
our ability to develop new products based on technological innovation and marketplace acceptance of new and existing products;
fluctuations in commodity prices and raw material costs;
our dependence on significant customers;
issues and costs arising from the integration of acquired companies and businesses including PTS, including the timing and impact of purchase accounting adjustments;
challenges in our Venezuelan operations, including further currency devaluations, non-payment of receivables, governmental restrictions such as price and margin controls, as well as other difficult operating conditions;
unanticipated costs or expenses we may incur related to product warranty issues;
our dependence on key suppliers and the potential effects of supply disruptions;
infringement of our intellectual property by third parties, challenges to our intellectual property and claims of infringement by us of third party technologies;
product liability and other litigation, or the failure of our products to perform as anticipated, particularly in high volume applications;
economic changes in global markets where we do business, such as reduced demand for the products we sell, currency exchange rates, inflation rates, interest rates, recession, foreign government policies and other external factors that we cannot control;
unanticipated liabilities of acquired businesses, including PTS;
effects on earnings of any significant impairment of goodwill or intangible assets;
cyclical downturns affecting the global market for capital goods;
difficulties associated with managing foreign operations; and
other risks and uncertainties including but not limited to those described in “Risk Factors” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and from time to time in our reports filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the applicable cautionary statements. The forward-looking statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are made only as of their respective dates, and we undertake no obligation to update these statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. See also “Risk Factors.”




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PART I
Unless the context requires otherwise, references in this Annual Report on Form 10-K to “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company” refer collectively to Regal Beloit Corporation and its subsidiaries.
References in an Item of this Annual Report on Form 10-K to information contained in our Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 27, 2015 (the “2015 Proxy Statement”) or to information contained in specific sections of the 2015 Proxy Statement, incorporate the information into that Item by reference.
We operate on a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to December 31. We refer to the fiscal year ended January 3, 2015 as “fiscal 2014,” the fiscal year ended December 28, 2013 as “fiscal 2013,” and the fiscal year ended December 29, 2012 as “fiscal 2012.”
ITEM 1 -    BUSINESS
Our Company
We are a global manufacturer of electric motors and controls, electric generators and controls, and power transmission products. During the fourth quarter of 2014 we reorganized our management reporting structure to reflect our current business activities and reconsidered our reporting segments. Our company is now comprised of three reporting segments: Commercial and Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions. Historical information has been revised to reflect our new structure. Financial information on our reporting segments for fiscal 2014, fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2012 is contained in Note 6 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements. 
General
Commercial and Industrial Systems Segment

Our Commercial and Industrial Systems segment designs, manufactures and sells primarily:

Fractional, integral and large horsepower AC and DC motors and controls for commercial and industrial ("C&I") applications. These motors are sold directly to original equipment manufacturer ("OEM") and end-user customers and through our network of direct and independent sales representatives as well as through regional and national distributors. Typical applications include pumps, fans, compressors, conveyors, augers, blowers, and irrigation equipment. Our customers tend to be the leaders in their industries, and their desire for more efficient motor based solutions is providing an increasing opportunity to add more value to their applications with energy efficient motor and integrated electronic control solutions.

Fractional and integral horsepower motors, electronic variable speed controls and blowers used in commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning (“HVAC”) products. Our primary customers for these products are manufacturers of commercial HVAC and refrigeration systems as well as national and regional distributors of aftermarket products for the repair of these systems.

Solid state and electro-mechanical starters, contactors, relays, variable frequency drives and motors, artificial lift system pumping equipment, and total integrated solutions of these components. The market for these control solutions is driven primarily by applications requiring effective compression, pumping, air moving and conveying systems. Our products are sold primarily to OEM customers and systems integrators, and used in C&I markets such as oil and gas, mining, metals, chemical, water waste water, machinery, marine, buildings, cement & glass, pulp and paper.

Precision stator and rotor kits from five to 2,900 horsepower for air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration compressor applications, which are sold primarily directly to OEM customers.

Hazardous duty motors, including low and medium voltage explosion proof motors as well as ATEX and IEC-Ex certified explosion proof motors. These motors are sold primarily into general industrial applications in potentially hazardous conditions such as oil and gas, paint booths, tunnels, and mining.

Electric generators from five kilowatts though four megawatts, automatic transfer switches, power generation and distribution switch gear, components and system controls. These products and systems are used in applications including health care, cloud and enterprise data centers, oil and gas, marine, agriculture, transportation, government, construction and other applications. The demand for electric power generation systems is driven by the need for electrical power on demand in cases where utility/grid power is lost or stressed or in prime power applications where utility power is unavailable

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Climate Solutions Segment
Our Climate Solutions segment designs, manufactures and sells primarily:

Fractional motors, electronic variable speed controls and blowers used in a variety of residential and light commercial air moving applications including HVAC systems and commercial refrigeration. These motors and blowers are vital components of an HVAC system and are used to move air into and away from furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, ventilators, fan filter boxes, water heaters and humidifiers. A majority of our HVAC motors replace existing motors, are installed as part of a new HVAC system that replaces an existing HVAC system, or are used in an HVAC system for new home construction. The business enjoys a large installed base of equipment and long-term relationships with its major customers.

Fractional motors and blowers used across a wide range of other applications including white goods, water heating equipment, small pumps and compressors. Demand for these products is driven primarily by consumer and light commercial market segments.

Precision stator and rotor sets from 1.5 to five horsepower that are assembled into compressors for air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration applications.

Capacitors for use in HVAC systems, high intensity lighting and other applications.

Power Transmission Solutions Segment
Our Power Transmission Solutions Segment designs, manufactures and markets standard, modified and highly engineered enclosed gear drives, gearmotors, transmissions and custom open gearing used for motion control within complex equipment and systems. This gearing reduces the speed and increases the torque from an electric motor or other prime mover to meet the requirements of equipment such as a conveyor drive. These products are used in a wide variety of applications and industries including material handling, food and beverage, agriculture, industrial machinery, oil and gas, construction and other general gearing applications. Many of our products are originally sold and installed into OEM equipment within these industries. Our reputation and long history of providing highly reliable products creates an end user specification for replacement through the distribution channel. We also provide application and design assistance based on our deep knowledge of our products and their applications. Our portfolio of products includes established leading brands such as Hub City, Grove Gear, Durst and other focused segment brands.

On January 30, 2015, we closed the acquisition of the Power Transmission Solutions (“PTS”) business from Emerson Electric Co. (the “PTS Acquisition”). The purchase price for the PTS Acquisition was $1.4 billion in cash and the assumption of $40 million of liabilities. PTS has over 3,200 employees around the world, and effective on the closing date became part of the Power Transmission Solutions segment.
PTS designs, manufactures, sells and services belt and chain drives, helical and worm gearing, mounted and unmounted bearings, standard and highly engineered, high performance couplings, modular plastic belts and conveying chains and components. These products are used to transmit power mechanically, provide anti-friction support or to enable automated materials handling in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications including beverage, bulk handling, metals, special machinery, oil and gas, aerospace and general industrial. They are marketed under industry leading brands including Browning®, Jaure®, Kop-Flex®, McGill®, Morse®, Rollway®, Sealmaster® and System Plast™.
OEMs and end users in a variety of motion control and other industrial applications typically combine the types of motors, controls and power transmission products we offer. We seek to take advantage of this practice and to enhance our product penetration by leveraging cross-marketing and product line combination opportunities between our Commercial and Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solution products. Our growth strategy also includes (i) driving organic growth through the introduction of innovative new products, (ii) establishing and maintaining new customers, as well as developing new opportunities with existing customers, (iii) participating in higher growth geographic markets, and (iv) identifying and consummating strategic, value creating acquisitions. We consider our acquisition process, including identification, due diligence, and integration, to be one of our core competencies.
Acquisitions
In January 2015, we completed the PTS Acquisition.

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In 2014, we completed two acquisitions in the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment.
On June 30, 2014, we acquired Benshaw Inc., a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based manufacturer of custom low and medium voltage drives and soft starters, for $51 million.
On February 7, 2014, we acquired Hy-Bon Engineering Company, Inc., a Midland, Texas based manufacturer of vapor recovery solutions for oil and gas applications, for $78 million.

In 2013, we completed the followung acquisitions in the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment.
On November 19, 2013, we acquired Cemp s.r.l. ("Cemp"), an Italy based electric motor company for $34.6 million, net of cash. Cemp is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of flameproof electric motors.
On February 8, 2013, we acquired the RAM motor business previously owned by Schneider Electric for $6.0 million. The business manufactures hermetic motors from 250 hp to 2,500 hp for commercial HVAC applications.
On September 3, 2013 we purchased additional shares owned by the noncontrolling interest in our joint venture in a South African distribution business for $1.7 million.

Sales, Marketing and Distribution
We sell our products directly to OEMs, distributors and end-users. We have multiple business units and each unit typically has its own branded product offering and sales organization. These sales organizations consist of varying combinations of our own internal direct sales people as well as exclusive and non-exclusive manufacturers' representative organizations.
We operate large distribution facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, Kentucky; and LaVergne, Tennessee which serve as hubs for our North American distribution and logistics operations. Products are shipped from these facilities to our customers utilizing common carriers and our limited fleet of trucks and trailers. We also operate numerous warehouse and distribution facilities in our global markets to service the needs of our customers. In addition, we have many manufacturer representatives' warehouses located in specific geographic areas to serve local customers.
We derive a significant portion of revenue from our OEM customers. In our HVAC business, our reliance on sales to key OEM customers makes our relationship with each of these customers important to our business, and we expect this customer concentration will continue for the foreseeable future in this portion of our business. Despite this relative concentration, we had no customer that accounted for more than 10% of our consolidated net sales in fiscal 2014, fiscal 2013 or fiscal 2012.
Many of our motors are incorporated into residential applications that OEM's sell to end users. The number of installations of new and replacement HVAC systems, pool pumps and related components is higher during the spring and summer seasons due to the increased use of air conditioning and swimming pools during warmer months. As a result, our revenues tend to be higher in the second and third quarters.
Competition
Commercial and Industrial Systems Segment and the Climate Solutions Segment
Electric motor manufacturing is a highly competitive global industry in which there is emphasis on quality, reliability, technological capabilities such as energy efficiency, delivery performance, price and service. We compete with a growing number of domestic and international competitors due in part to the nature of the products we manufacture and the wide variety of applications and customers we serve. Many manufacturers of electric motors operate production facilities in many different countries, producing products for both the domestic and export markets. On balance, the demarcation between domestic U.S. and foreign manufacturers is blurring as competition becomes more and more global. Electric motor manufacturers from abroad, particularly those located in Europe, Brazil, China, India and elsewhere in Asia, provide increased competition as they expand their market penetration around the world, especially in North America.

Our major competitors in the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment include Welling Holding Limited, Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Crompton Greaves Limited, Lafert, ABB Ltd., Johnson Electric Holdings Limited, Siemens AG, Toshiba Corporation, Cummins, Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Leroy-Somer (a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Company), Tech-top, Weg S.A., Hyundai, and TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd.

Our major competitors in the Climate Solutions segment include Broad-Ocean Motor Co., ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co.KG, Toshiba Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Bluffton Motor Works and U.S. Motors (a division of Nidec Corporation).

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Power Transmission Solutions Segment
The power transmission products market is fragmented. Many competitors in the market offer limited product lines or serve specific applications, industries or geographic markets. Other larger competitors offer broader product lines that serve multiple end uses in multiple geographies. Competition in the power transmission segment is based on several factors including quality, lead times, custom engineering capability, pricing, reliability, and customer and engineering support. Our major competitors in the Power Transmission Solutions segment include Altra Industrial Motion, Inc., Dodge (a subsidiary of ABB Ltd.), Rexnord Corporation, The Timken Company and SEW Eurodrive GmbH & Co.

Engineering, Research and Development
We believe that innovation is critical to our future growth and success and are committed to investing in new products, technologies and processes that deliver real value to our customers. Our research and development expenses consist primarily of costs for (i) salaries and related personnel expenses; (ii) the design and development of new energy efficiency products and enhancements; (iii) quality assurance and testing; and (iv) other related overhead. Our research and development efforts tend to be targeted toward developing new products that would allow us to gain additional market share, whether in new or existing segments.
We believe the key driver of our innovation strategy is the development of products that include energy efficiency, embedded intelligence and variable speed technology solutions. With our emphasis on product development and innovation, our businesses filed 59 non-provisional and five provisional patent applications in fiscal 2014.
Each of our business units has its own, as well as shared, product development and design teams that continuously work to enhance our existing products and develop new products for our growing base of customers that require custom and standard solutions. We believe we have state of the art product development and testing laboratories. We believe these capabilities provide a significant competitive advantage in the development of high quality motors, electric generators, controls and mechanical products incorporating leading design characteristics such as low vibration, low noise, improved safety, reliability, sustainability and enhanced energy efficiency.

We are continuing to expand our business by developing new, differentiated products in each of our business units. We work closely with our customers to develop new products or enhancements to existing products that improve performance and meet their needs.

For fiscal 2014, 2013 and 2012, research and development, which is solely focused on products or processes that are entirely innovative to our Company or to our industry, was $32.9 million, $28.3 million and $28.5 million, respectively. For the same periods, total research and development and other engineering which includes product and process improvements was $85.0 million, $84.4 million and $83.9 million, respectively.

Manufacturing and Operations
We have developed and acquired global operations in locations such as China, Mexico, India and Thailand so that we can sell our products in these faster growing markets, follow our multinational customers, take advantage of global talent and complement our flexible, rapid response operations in the United States, Canada and Europe. Our vertically integrated manufacturing operations, including our own aluminum die casting and steel stamping operations, are an important element of our rapid response capabilities. In addition, we have an extensive internal logistics operation and a network of distribution facilities with the capability to modify stock products to quickly meet specific customer requirements in many instances. This gives us the ability to efficiently and promptly deliver a customer's unique product to the desired location.
We manufacture a majority of the products that we sell, but also strategically outsource components and finished goods from an established global network of suppliers. We aggressively pursue global sourcing to reduce our overall costs. We generally maintain a dual sourcing capability in our existing domestic facilities to ensure a reliable supply source for our customers, although we do depend on a limited number of key suppliers for certain materials and components. We regularly invest in machinery and equipment to improve and maintain our facilities. Additionally, we have typically obtained significant amounts of quality capital equipment as part of our acquisitions, often increasing overall capacity and capability. Base materials for our products consist primarily of steel, copper and aluminum. Additionally, significant components of our product costs consist of bearings, electronics, permanent magnets and ferrous and non-ferrous castings.
We use our Compass™ operating system to drive Operational Excellence.  Compass™ provides us with a common language and a common set of business processes, disciplines and Lean Six Sigma tools. It consists of a set of standard reviews throughout the year to assess team progress in serving our customers, shareholders and employees. It is a significant part of our culture and fuels our continuous performance improvements. We believe our people are at the core of everything we do, and their deployment of

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these tools lead to operational excellence. We have invested in training thousands of our high energy teams, which have generated significant benefits and driven improvements in safety, speed, quality and cost.


Facilities
We have manufacturing, sales and service facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, Europe, India and Australia, as well as a number of other locations throughout the world. Our Commercial and Industrial Systems segment currently includes 138 manufacturing, service and distribution facilities. The Commercial and Industrial Systems segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 10.3 million square feet of space of which approximately 33% are leased. Our Climate Solutions segment includes 10 manufacturing and office facilities of which 5 are principal manufacturing facilities. The Climate Solutions segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 1.5 million square feet of space of which approximately 30% are leased. The Power Transmission Solutions segment's present operating facilities (including facilities acquired in the PTS Acquisition) contain a total of approximately 3.0 million square feet of space which currently includes 27 manufacturing, service and distribution facilities, of which 11 are principal manufacturing facilities. Approximately 30% of the Power Transmission Solutions segment's facilities are leased. Our principal executive offices are located in Beloit, Wisconsin in an approximately 50,000 square foot owned office building. We believe our equipment and facilities are well maintained and adequate for our present needs.
Backlog
Our business units have historically shipped the majority of their products in the month the order is received. As of January 3, 2015, our backlog was $400.2 million, as compared to $415.0 million on December 28, 2013. We believe that virtually all of our backlog will be shipped in 2015.
Patents, Trademarks and Licenses
We own a number of United States patents and foreign patents relating to our businesses. While we believe that our patents provide certain competitive advantages, we do not consider any one patent or group of patents essential to our business as a whole. We also use various registered and unregistered trademarks, and we believe these trademarks are significant in the marketing of most of our products. However, we believe the successful manufacture and sale of our products generally depends more upon our technological, manufacturing and marketing skills.
Employees
At the end of fiscal 2014, we employed approximately 24,100 employees worldwide. Of those employees, approximately 10,000 were located in Mexico; approximately 4,800 in China; approximately 4,900 in the United States; approximately 2,200 in India; and approximately 2,200 in the rest of the world. In addition, we added approximately 3,200 employees in connection with the PTS Acquisition. We consider our employee relations to be very good.

Executive Officers
The names, ages, and positions of our executive officers as February 27, 2015 are listed below along with their business experience during the past five years. Officers are elected annually by the Board of Directors. There are no family relationships among these officers, nor any arrangements of understanding between any officer and any other persons pursuant to which the officer was elected.

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Executive Officer
 
Age
 
Position
 
 Business Experience and Principal Occupation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark J. Gliebe
 
54
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
Elected Chairman of the Board on December 31, 2011. Elected President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2011. Previously elected President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2005. Joined the Company in January 2005 as Vice President and President - Electric Motors Group, following the acquisition of the HVAC motors and capacitors businesses from GE. Previously employed by GE as the General Manager of GE Motors & Controls in the GE Consumer & Industrial business unit from June 2000 to December 2004.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jonathan J. Schlemmer
 
49
 
Chief Operating Officer
 
Elected Chief Operating Officer in May 2011. Prior thereto served as the Company's Senior Vice President - Asia Pacific from January 2010 to May 2011. Prior thereto, served as the Company's Vice President - Technology from 2005 to January 2010. Before joining the company, worked for GE in its electric motors business in a variety of roles including quality, Six Sigma and engineering.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles A. Hinrichs
 
61
 
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
Joined the Company and was elected Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in September 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hinrichs was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, where he worked from 1995 to 2009. On January 26, 2009, Smurfit Stone Container Corporation and its primary operating subsidiaries filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, and emerged from bankruptcy in July 2010.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter C. Underwood
 
45
 
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
Joined the Company and was elected Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in September 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Underwood was a partner with the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP from 2005 to 2010 and an associate from 1996 to 2005.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Terry R. Colvin
 
59
 
Vice President Corporate Human Resources
 
Joined the Company in September 2006 and was elected Corporate Vice President of Human Resources in January 2007 for Regal Beloit.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Colvin was an employee of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation for over seventeen years. He served in several human resources positions for Sigma-Aldrich, most recently as Vice President of Human Resources from 1995 to 2003.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John M. Avampato
 
54
 
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
 
Joined the Company in 2006 as Vice President Information Technology. Appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer in January 2008. In April 2010, Mr. Avampato was elected Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Avampato was with Newell Rubbermaid from 1984 to 2006 where he was Vice President, Chief Information Officer from 1999 to 2006.


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Website Disclosure
Our Internet address is www.regalbeloit.com. We make available free of charge (other than an investor's own Internet access charges) through our Internet website our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports, as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish such material to, the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, we have adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to our officers, directors and employees which satisfies the requirements of the New York Stock Exchange regarding a “code of business conduct.”  We have also adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines addressing the subjects required by the New York Stock Exchange.  We make copies of the foregoing, as well as the charters of our Board committees, available free of charge on our website.  We intend to satisfy the disclosure requirements under Item 5.05 of Form 8-K regarding amendments to, or waivers from, our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics by posting such information on our web site at the address stated above. We are not including the information contained on or available through our website as a part of, or incorporating such information by reference into, this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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ITEM 1A -
RISK FACTORS
You should carefully consider each of the risks described below, together with all of the other information contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, before making an investment decision with respect to our securities. If any of the following risks develop into actual events, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially and adversely affected and you may lose all or part of your investment.
We expect to incur costs and charges as a result of restructuring activities such as facilities and operations consolidations and workforce reductions that we expect will reduce on-going costs, and those restructuring activities also may be disruptive to our business and may not result in anticipated cost savings.

We have been consolidating facilities and operations in an effort to make our business more efficient and expect to continue to review our overall manufacturing footprint. We have incurred, and expect in the future to incur, additional costs and restructuring charges in connection with such consolidations, workforce reductions and other cost reduction measures that have adversely affected and, to the extent incurred in the future would adversely affect, our future earnings and cash flows. Furthermore, such actions may be disruptive to our business. This may result in production inefficiencies, product quality issues, late product deliveries or lost orders as we begin production at consolidated facilities, which would adversely impact our sales levels, operating results and operating margins. In addition, we may not realize the cost savings that we expect to realize as a result of such actions.
As a result of the increase in our debt levels and debt service obligations in connection with our acquisition of the Power Transmission Solutions business (“PTS”), we may have less cash flow available for our business operations, we could become increasingly vulnerable to general adverse economic and industry conditions and interest rate trends, and our ability to obtain future financing may be limited.

At the beginning of fiscal 2015, we significantly increased our overall debt levels in connection with financing the acquisition of PTS. As of February 7, 2015, we had $1.9 billion in aggregate debt outstanding under our various financing arrangements, $212.2 million in cash and investments and approximately $392.0 million in available borrowings under our current revolving credit facility. Our ability to make required payments of principal and interest on our increased debt levels will depend on our future performance, which, to a certain extent, is subject to general economic, financial, competitive and other factors that are beyond our control. We cannot assure you that our business will generate sufficient cash flow from operations or that future borrowings will be available under our current credit facilities in an amount sufficient to enable us to service our indebtedness or to fund our other liquidity needs. In addition, our credit facilities contain financial and restrictive covenants that could limit our ability to, among other things, borrow additional funds or take advantage of business opportunities. Our failure to comply with such covenants could result in an event of default that, if not cured or waived, could result in the acceleration of all our indebtedness or otherwise have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and debt service capability. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations-Liquidity and Capital Resources.” Our increased indebtedness may have important consequences. For example, it could:

make it more challenging for us to obtain additional financing to fund our business strategy and acquisitions, debt service requirements, capital expenditures and working capital;
increase our vulnerability to interest rate changes and general adverse economic and industry conditions;
require us to dedicate a substantial portion of our cash flow from operations to service our indebtedness, thereby reducing the availability of our cash flow to finance acquisitions and to fund working capital, capital expenditures, manufacturing capacity expansion, business integration, research and development efforts and other general corporate activities
limit our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our business and our markets; and
place us at a competitive disadvantage relative to our competitors that have less debt
 
In addition, our credit facilities require us to maintain specified financial ratios and satisfy certain financial condition tests, which may require that we take action to reduce our debt or to act in a manner contrary to our business strategies. If an event of default under our credit facility or senior notes were to occur then, the lenders could elect to declare all amounts outstanding under the applicable agreement, together with accrued interest, to be immediately due and payable.

We operate in the highly competitive global electric motor, drives and controls, power generation and power transmission industries.

The global electric motors, drives and controls, power generation and power transmission industries are highly competitive. We encounter a wide variety of domestic and international competitors due in part to the nature of the products we manufacture and the wide variety of applications and customers we serve.  In order to compete effectively, we must retain relationships with major customers and establish relationships with new customers, including those in developing countries.  Moreover, in certain

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applications, customers exercise significant power over business terms. It may be difficult in the short-term for us to obtain new sales to replace any decline in the sale of existing products that may be lost to competitors.  Our failure to compete effectively may reduce our revenues, profitability and cash flow, and pricing pressures resulting from competition may adversely impact our profitability.

We have also witnessed a trend with certain customers who are attempting to reduce the number of vendors from which they purchase product in order to reduce their costs and diversify their risk. As a result, we may lose market share to our competitors in some of the markets in which we compete

In addition, some of our competitors are larger and have greater financial and other resources than we do.  There can be no assurance that our products will be able to compete successfully with the products of these other companies.

Our ability to establish, grow and maintain customer relationships depends in part on our ability to develop new products and product enhancements based on technological innovation.

The electric motor and power transmission industries in recent years have seen significant evolution and innovation, particularly with respect to increasing energy efficiency and control enhancements. Our ability to effectively compete in these industries depends in part on our ability to continue to develop new technologies and innovative products and product enhancements. Further, many large customers in these industries generally desire to purchase from companies that can offer a broad product range, which means we must continue to develop our expertise in order to design, manufacture and sell these products successfully. This requires that we make significant investments in engineering, manufacturing, customer service, and support, research and development and intellectual property protection, and there can be no assurance that in the future we will have sufficient resources to continue to make such investments. If we are unable to meet the needs of our customers for innovative products or product variety, or if our products become technologically obsolete over time due to the development by our competitors of technological breakthroughs or otherwise, our revenues and results of operations may be adversely affected. In addition, we may incur significant costs and devote significant resources to the development of products that ultimately are not accepted in the marketplace, do not provide anticipated enhancements, or do not lead to significant revenue, which may adversely impact our results of operations.

Our dependence on, and the price of, raw materials may adversely affect our gross margins.

Many of the products we produce contain key materials such as steel, copper, aluminum and rare earth metals. Market prices for those materials can be volatile due to changes in supply and demand, manufacturing and other costs, regulations and tariffs, economic conditions and other circumstances. We may not be able to offset any increase in commodity costs through pricing actions, productivity enhancements or other means, and increasing commodity costs may have an adverse impact on our gross margins, which could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

In our Climate Solutions segment and Commercial and Industrial Systems segments, we depend on revenues from several significant customers, and any loss, cancellation or reduction of, or delay in, purchases by these customers may have a material adverse effect on our business.
We derive a significant portion of the revenues of our motor businesses from several key OEM customers. Our success will depend on our continued ability to develop and manage relationships with these customers. We expect this customer concentration will continue for the foreseeable future. Our reliance on sales from customers makes our relationship with each of these customers important to our business. We cannot assure you that we will be able to retain these key customers. Some of our customers may in the future shift some or all of their purchases of products from us to our competitors or to other sources. The loss of one or more of our large customers, any reduction or delay in sales to these customers, our inability to develop relationships successfully with additional customers, or future price concessions that we may make could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.
We may encounter difficulties in integrating the operations of acquired businesses such as PTS, which may have a material adverse impact on our future growth and operating performance.

Over the past several years, as part of our strategic growth plans, we have typically acquired multiple businesses in any given year. Some of those acquisitions have been significant to our overall growth, such as the acquisition of PTS in fiscal 2015. The full realization of the expected benefits and synergies of PTS and other acquisitions will require integration over time of certain aspects of the manufacturing, engineering, administrative, sales and marketing and distribution functions of the acquired businesses, as well as some integration of information systems platforms and processes. Complete and successful integration of PTS and other acquired businesses, and realization of expected synergies, can be a long and difficult process and may require substantial attention from our management team and involve substantial expenditures and include additional operational expenses. Even if

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we are able to successfully integrate the operations of acquired businesses, we may not be able to realize the expected benefits and synergies of the acquisition, either in the amount of time or within the expected time frame, or at all, and the costs of achieving these benefits may be higher than, and the timing may differ from, what we initially expect. Our ability to realize anticipated benefits and synergies from the acquisitions may be affected by a number of factors, including:

The use of more cash or other financial resources, and additional management time, attention and distraction, on integration and implementation activities than we expect, including restructuring and other exit costs;
increases in other expenses related to an acquisition, which may offset any potential cost savings and other synergies from the acquisition;
our ability to realize anticipated levels of sales in emerging markets like China and India;
our ability to avoid labor disruptions or disputes in connection with any integration;
the timing and impact of purchase accounting adjustments;
difficulties in employee or management integration; and
unanticipated liabilities associated with acquired businesses.

Any potential cost-saving opportunities may take at least several quarters following an acquisition to implement, and any results of these actions may not be realized for at least several quarters following implementation. We cannot assure you that we will be able to successfully integrate the operations of our acquired businesses, that we will be able to realize any anticipated benefits and synergies from acquisitions or that we will be able to operate acquired businesses as profitably as anticipated.

We may experience non-payment of receivables or other difficult operating conditions relating to our doing business in Venezuela, which could have an adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition.

We have recently experienced delays in collecting payment on our receivables from certain customers in Venezuela.  As of February 7, 2015, our net trade receivables in Venezuela were $9.9 million, or less than 5% of our total gross trade receivables. None of these receivables are in dispute. We cannot predict whether we will receive payment in full on these receivables, or the timing of such payments. Failure to receive such payments could result in reserving or writing down these outstanding amounts, which would have a further adverse impact on our results of operations or financial condition.
A small portion of our total sales comes from customers in the oil and gas industry. A significant or prolonged decline in oil and gas prices could result in lower capital expenditures by those customers, which could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.
A small portion of our total sales is dependent upon the level of capital expenditures by customers in the oil and gas industry. A significant or prolonged drop in the prevailing market price of oil or gas, such as the drop in oil prices experienced in the fourth quarter of 2014, may result in some of those customers delaying, canceling or modifying projects, or may result in nonpayment of, amounts that are owed to us. These effects could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.

We are subject to litigation, including product liability and warranty claims that may adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.
We are, from time to time, a party to litigation that arises in the normal course of our business operations, including product warranty and liability claims, contract disputes and environmental, asbestos, employment and other litigation matters. We face an inherent business risk of exposure to product liability and warranty claims in the event that the use of our products is alleged to have resulted in injury or other damage. While we currently maintain general liability and product liability insurance coverage in amounts that we believe are adequate, we cannot assure you that we will be able to maintain this insurance on acceptable terms or that this insurance will provide sufficient coverage against potential liabilities that may arise. Any claims brought against us, with or without merit, may have an adverse effect on our business and results of operations as a result of potential adverse outcomes, the expenses associated with defending such claims, the diversion of our management's resources and time and the potential adverse effect to our business reputation.

We depend on certain key suppliers, and any loss of those suppliers or their failure to meet commitments may adversely affect our business and results of operations.

We are dependent on a single or limited number of suppliers for some materials or components required in the manufacture of our products. If any of those suppliers fail to meet their commitments to us in terms of delivery or quality, we may experience supply shortages that could result in our inability to meet our customers' requirements, or could otherwise experience an interruption in our operations that could negatively impact our business and results of operations.


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Infringement of our intellectual property by third parties may harm our competitive position, and we may incur significant costs associated with the protection and preservation of our intellectual property.
We own or otherwise have rights in a number of patents and trademarks relating to the products we manufacture, which have been obtained over a period of years, and we continue to actively pursue patents in connection with new product development and to acquire additional patents and trademarks through the acquisitions of other businesses. These patents and trademarks have been of value in the growth of our business and may continue to be of value in the future. Our inability to protect this intellectual property generally, or the illegal breach of some or a large group of our intellectual property rights, would have an adverse effect on our business. In addition, there can be no assurance that our intellectual property will not be challenged, invalidated, circumvented or designed-around, particularly in countries where intellectual property rights are not highly developed or protected. We have incurred in the past and may incur in the future significant costs associated with defending challenges to our intellectual property or enforcing our intellectual property rights, which could adversely impact our cash flow and results of operations.
Third parties may claim that we are infringing their intellectual property rights and we could incur significant costs and expenses or be prevented from selling certain products.
We may be subject to claims from third parties that our products or technologies infringe on their intellectual property rights or that we have misappropriated intellectual property rights. If we are involved in a dispute or litigation relating to infringement of third party intellectual property rights, we could incur significant costs in defending against those claims. Our intellectual property portfolio may not be useful in asserting a counterclaim, or negotiating a license, in response to a claim of infringement or misappropriation. In addition, as a result of such claims of infringement or misappropriation, we could lose our rights to technology that are important to our business, or be required to pay damages or license fees with respect to the infringed rights or be required to redesign our products at substantial cost, any of which could adversely impact our cash flows and results of operations.
We sell certain products for high volume applications, and any failure of those products to perform as anticipated could result in significant liability that may adversely affect our business and results of operations.
We manufacture and sell a number of products for high volume applications, including motors used in pools and spas, residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Any failure of those products to perform as anticipated could result in significant product liability, product recall or rework, or other costs. The costs of product recalls and reworks are not generally covered by insurance. If we were to experience a product recall or rework in connection with products of high volume applications, our financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected.
We increasingly manufacture our products outside the United States, where political, societal or economic instability may present additional risks to our business.
Approximately 19,200 of our approximate 24,100 total employees and 44 of our 75 principal manufacturing and warehouse facilities are located outside the United States. International operations generally are subject to various risks, including political, societal and economic instability, local labor market conditions, the imposition of foreign tariffs and other trade restrictions, lack or reliable legal systems, ownership restrictions, the impact of foreign government regulations, the effects of income and withholding taxes, governmental expropriation or nationalization, and differences in business practices. We may incur increased costs and experience delays or disruptions in product deliveries and payments in connection with international manufacturing and sales that could cause loss of revenue. Unfavorable changes in the political, regulatory and business climates in countries where we have operations could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.
We may suffer losses as a result of foreign currency fluctuations.
The net assets, net earnings and cash flows from our foreign subsidiaries are based on the U.S. dollar equivalent of such amounts measured in the applicable functional currency. These foreign operations have the potential to impact our financial position due to fluctuations in the local currency arising from the process of re-measuring the local functional currency in the U.S. dollar. Any increase in the value of the U.S. dollar in relation to the value of the local currency, whether by means of market conditions or governmental actions such as currency devaluations, will adversely affect our revenues from our foreign operations when translated into U.S. dollars. Similarly, any decrease in the value of the U.S. dollar in relation to the value of the local currency will increase our operating costs in foreign operations, to the extent such costs are payable in foreign currency, when translated into U.S. dollars.
Businesses that we have acquired, such as PTS, or that we may acquire in the future may have liabilities which are not known to us.

We have assumed liabilities of other acquired businesses including PTS, and may assume liabilities of businesses that we acquire in the future. There may be liabilities or risks that we fail, or are unable, to discover, or that we underestimate, in the course of performing our due diligence investigations of acquired businesses. Additionally, businesses that we have acquired or may acquire in the future may have made previous acquisitions, and we will be subject to certain liabilities and risks relating to these prior acquisitions as well. We cannot assure you that our rights to indemnification contained in definitive acquisition agreements that we have entered or may enter into will be sufficient in amount, scope or duration to fully offset the possible liabilities associated

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with the business or property acquired. Any such liabilities, individually or in the aggregate, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations. As we begin to operate acquired businesses, we may learn additional information about them that adversely affects us, such as unknown or contingent liabilities, issues relating to compliance with applicable laws or issues related to ongoing customer relationships or order demand.

Commodity, currency and interest rate hedging activities may adversely impact our financial performance as a result of changes in global commodity prices, interest rates and currency rates.
We use derivative financial instruments in order to reduce the substantial effects of currency and commodity fluctuations and interest rate exposure on our cash flow and financial condition. These instruments may include foreign currency and commodity forward contracts, currency swap agreements and currency option contracts, as well as interest rate swap agreements. We have entered into, and expect to continue to enter into, such hedging arrangements. While limiting to some degree our risk fluctuations in currency exchange, commodity price and interest rates by utilizing such hedging instruments, we potentially forgo benefits that might result from other fluctuations in currency exchange, commodity and interest rates. We also are exposed to the risk that counterparties to hedging contracts will default on their obligations. We manage exposure to counterparty credit risk by limiting our counterparties to major international banks and financial institutions meeting established credit guidelines. However, any default by such counterparties might have an adverse effect on us.
Goodwill comprises a significant portion of our total assets, and if we determine that goodwill has become impaired in the future, our results of operations and financial condition in such years may be materially and adversely affected.
Goodwill represents the excess of cost over the fair market value of net assets acquired in business combinations. We review goodwill at least annually for impairment and any excess in carrying value over the estimated fair value is charged to the results of operations. Our estimates of fair value are based on assumptions about the future operating cash flows, growth rates, discount rates applied to these cash flows and current market estimates of value. A reduction in net income resulting from the write down or impairment of goodwill would affect financial results and could have a material and adverse impact upon the market price of our common stock. If we are required to record a significant charge to earnings in our consolidated financial statements because an impairment of goodwill is determined, our results of operations and financial condition could be materially and adversely affected.
We may incur costs or suffer reputational damage due to improper conduct of our employees, agents or business partners.
We are subject to a variety of domestic and foreign laws, rules and regulations relating to improper payments to government officials, bribery, anti-kickback and false claims rules, competition, export and import compliance, money laundering and data privacy. If our employees, agents or business partners engage in activities in violation of these laws, rules or regulations, we may be subject to civil or criminal fines or penalties or other sanctions, may incur costs associated with government investigations, or may suffer damage to our reputation.
Sales of products incorporated into HVAC systems and other residential applications are seasonal and affected by the weather; mild or cooler weather could have an adverse effect on our operating performance.
Many of our motors are incorporated into HVAC systems and other residential applications that OEMs sell to end users. The number of installations of new and replacement HVAC systems or components and other residential applications is higher during the spring and summer seasons due to the increased use of air conditioning during warmer months. Mild or cooler weather conditions during the spring and summer season often result in end users deferring the purchase of new or replacement HVAC systems or components. As a result, prolonged periods of mild or cooler weather conditions in the spring or summer season in broad geographical areas could have a negative impact on the demand for our HVAC motors and, therefore, could have an adverse effect on our operating performance. In addition, due to variations in weather conditions from year to year, our operating performance in any single year may not be indicative of our performance in any future year.
New regulations related to “conflict minerals” may cause us to incur additional expenses and could limit the supply and increase the cost of certain materials used in manufacturing our products.

In August 2012, the SEC adopted a new rule requiring disclosure of whether certain specified minerals known as conflict minerals are used in products manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by public companies. The new rule requires companies to verify and disclose whether or not such minerals originate from the conflict region that includes the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries. Our first disclosure report was filed on May 31, 2014, relating to our products produced during calendar year 2013. Since our global supply chain is complex and has multiple layers, the due diligence activities required to determine the source of certain minerals used in our products is time consuming and could result in significant costs, and we may face significant challenges in verifying the origins of the minerals used in our products. If we are unable to sufficiently verify the origin of the minerals used in our products, our reputation could be harmed. In addition, we may not be able to satisfy customers who require that our products be certified as conflict-free, which could place us at a competitive disadvantage. Further, we may

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determine to cease doing business with certain suppliers in the event those suppliers are not responsive to our diligence inquiries or are determined to be sourcing materials from the conflict region. This could disrupt our supply chain and cause us to divert management’s attention and incur additional costs in establishing alternative suppliers.

We may be adversely impacted by an inability to identify and complete acquisitions.
A substantial portion of our growth has come through acquisitions, and an important part of our growth strategy is based upon our ability to execute future acquisitions. We may not be able to identify and successfully negotiate suitable acquisitions, obtain financing for future acquisitions on satisfactory terms or otherwise complete acquisitions in the future. If we are unable to successfully complete acquisitions, our ability to grow our company may be limited.
Our success is highly dependent on qualified and sufficient staffing. Our failure to attract or retain qualified personnel could lead to a loss of revenue or profitability.
Our success depends, in part, on the efforts and abilities of our senior management team and key employees. Their skills, experience and industry contacts significantly benefit our operations and administration. The failure to attract or retain members of our senior management team and key employees could have a negative effect on our operating results.
Our operations are highly dependent on information technology infrastructure and failures could significantly affect our business.
We depend heavily on our information technology infrastructure in order to achieve our business objectives. If we experience a problem that impairs this infrastructure, such as a computer virus, a problem with the functioning of an important IT application, or an intentional disruption of our IT systems by a third party, the resulting disruptions could impede our ability to record or process orders, manufacture and ship in a timely manner, or otherwise carry on our business in the ordinary course. Any such events could cause us to lose customers or revenue and could require us to incur significant expense to eliminate these problems and address related security concerns.
We are in the process of implementing a global Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) system that will redesign and deploy a common information system over a period of several years. The process of implementation can be costly and can divert the attention of management from the day-to-day operations of the business. As we implement the ERP system, the new system may not perform as expected. This could have an adverse effect on our business.
Worldwide economic conditions may adversely affect our industry, business and results of operations.
General economic conditions and conditions in the global financial markets can affect our results of operations. Deterioration in the global economy could lead to higher unemployment, lower consumer spending and reduced investment by businesses, and could lead our customers to slow spending on our products or make it difficult for our customers, our vendors and us to accurately forecast and plan future business activities. Worsening economic conditions could also affect the financial viability of our suppliers, some of which we may consider key suppliers. If the commercial and industrial, residential HVAC, power generation and power transmission markets significantly deteriorate, our business, financial condition and results of operations will likely be materially and adversely affected. Additionally, our stock price could decrease if investors have concerns that our business, financial condition and results of operations will be negatively impacted by a worldwide economic downturn.
We may be adversely affected by environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.
We are subject to various laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and human health and safety and have incurred and will continue to incur capital and other expenditures to comply with these regulations. Failure to comply with any environmental regulations, including more stringent environmental laws that may be imposed in the future, could subject us to future liabilities, fines or penalties or the suspension of production.
Our operations can be negatively impacted by natural disasters, terrorism, acts of war, international conflict, political and governmental actions which could harm our business.
Natural disasters, acts or threats of war or terrorism, international conflicts, and the actions taken by the United States and other governments in response to such events could cause damage or disrupt our business operations, our suppliers, or our customers, and could create political or economic instability, any of which could have an adverse effect on our business. Although it is not possible to predict such events or their consequences, these events could decrease demand for our products, could make it difficult or impossible for us to deliver products, or could disrupt our supply chain. We may also be negatively impacted by actions by foreign governments, including currency devaluation, tariffs and nationalization, where our facilities are located which could disrupt manufacturing and commercial operations.

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We are subject to changes in legislative, regulatory and legal developments involving income taxes.
We are subject to U.S. Federal, state, and international income, payroll, property, sales and use, fuel, and other types of taxes. Changes in tax rates, enactment of new tax laws, revisions of tax regulations, and claims or litigation with taxing authorities could result in substantially higher taxes and, therefore, could have a significant adverse effect on our results or operations, financial conditions and liquidity. Currently, a significant amount of our revenue is generated from customers located outside of the United States, and an increasingly greater portion of our assets and employees are located outside of the United States. U.S. income tax and foreign withholding taxes have not been provided on undistributed earnings for certain non-U.S. subsidiaries, because such earnings are intended to be indefinitely reinvested in the operations of those subsidiaries.
Future legislation may substantially reduce (or have the effect of substantially reducing) our ability to defer U.S. taxes on profit permanently reinvested outside the United States. Additionally, they could have a negative impact on our ability to compete in the global marketplace.
We are subject to tax laws and regulations in many jurisdictions and the inability to successfully defend claims from taxing authorities related to our current and/or acquired businesses could adversely affect our operating results and financial position.
We conduct business in many countries, which requires us to interpret the income tax laws and rulings in each of those taxing jurisdictions. Due to the subjectivity of tax laws between those jurisdictions as well as the subjectivity of factual interpretations, our estimates of income tax liabilities may differ from actual payments or assessments. Claims from taxing authorities related to these differences could have an adverse impact on our operating results and financial position.
Our stock may be subject to significant fluctuations and volatility.
The market price of shares of our common stock may be volatile. Among the factors that could affect our common stock price are those discussed above under “Risk Factors” as well as:
domestic and international economic and political factors unrelated to our performance;
quarterly fluctuation in our operating income and earnings per share results;
decline in demand for our products;
significant strategic actions by our competitors, including new product introductions or technological advances;
fluctuations in interest rates;
cost increases in energy, raw materials, intermediate components or materials, or labor; and
changes in revenue or earnings estimates or publication of research reports by analysts.

In addition, stock markets may experience extreme volatility that may be unrelated to the operating performance of particular companies. These broad market fluctuations may adversely affect the trading price of our common stock.






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ITEM 1B -    UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
None.

ITEM 2 -    Properties
Our principal executive offices are located in Beloit, Wisconsin in an owned office building with approximately 54,000 square feet. We have manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout the United States and in Mexico, China, India and Europe.
Our Commercial and Industrial Systems segment currently includes 138 facilities, of which 51 are principal manufacturing facilities and 8 are principal warehouse facilities. The Commercial and Industrial Systems segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 10.3 million square feet of space of which approximately 33% are leased.
The following represents our principal manufacturing and warehouse facilities in the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment (square footage in millions):
 
 
 
 
Square Footage
 
 
Facilities
 
Total
 
Owned
 
Leased
U.S.
 
16
 
3.0
 
1.8
 
1.2
Mexico
 
24
 
2.4
 
1.2
 
1.2
China
 
8
 
2.2
 
1.9
 
0.3
India
 
2
 
0.4
 
0.2
 
0.2
Europe
 
3
 
0.4
 
0.2
 
0.2
Other
 
6
 
0.6
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
 
59
 
9.0
 
5.6
 
3.4
Our Climate Solutions segment currently includes 10 facilities of which 5 are principal manufacturing facilities. The Climate Solutions segment shares several warehouses with the Commercial and Industrial Systems Systems segment. The Climate Solutions segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 1.5 million square feet of space of which approximately 70% are owned. Of our principal manufacturing facilities in the Climate Solutions segment, two are located in Mexico, two in the U.S. and one in India.
Our Power Transmission Solutions segment currently includes 27 manufacturing, service and distribution facilities of which 11 are principal manufacturing facilities. The Power Transmission segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 3.0 million square feet of space of which approximately 70% are owned. Our principal manufacturing facilities in the Power Transmission segment are primarily located in the U.S.

ITEM 3 -     Legal Proceedings
One of our subsidiaries that we acquired in 2007 is subject to numerous claims filed in various jurisdictions relating to certain sub-fractional motors that were primarily manufactured through 2004 and that were included as components of residential and commercial ventilation units marketed by a third party. These claims generally allege that the ventilation units were the cause of fires. Based on the current facts, we do not believe these claims, individually or in the aggregate, will have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. However, we cannot predict with certainty the outcome of these claims, the nature or extent of remedial actions, if any, we may need to undertake with respect to motors that remain in the field, or the costs we may incur, some of which could be significant.
We are, from time to time, party to other litigation that arises in the normal course of our business operations, including product warranty and liability claims, contract disputes and environmental, asbestos, employment and other litigation matters. Our products are used in a variety of industrial, commercial and residential applications that subject us to claims that the use of our products is alleged to have resulted in injury or other damage. We accrue for exposures in amounts that we believe are adequate, and we do not believe that the outcome of any such lawsuit will have a material effect on our results of operations or financial position.
ITEM 4 -    Mine Safety Disclosures
Not applicable.

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PART II
ITEM 5 -
Market for the Registrant's Common Equity, Related Shareholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
General
Our common stock, $.01 par value per share, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “RBC.” The following table sets forth the range of high and low closing sales prices for our common stock for the period from December 29, 2013 through January 3, 2015.
 
 
2014 Price Range
 
2013 Price Range
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends
Quarter
 
High
 
Low
 
Declared
 
High
 
Low
 
Declared
1st
 
$
80.41

 
$
69.65

 
$
0.20

 
$
84.67

 
$
70.47

 
$
0.19

2nd
 
80.22

 
70.59

 
0.22

 
80.08

 
62.35

 
0.20

3rd
 
79.86

 
65.11

 
0.22

 
71.10

 
63.66

 
0.20

4th
 
76.73

 
62.15

 
0.22

 
75.64

 
67.93

 
0.20

We have paid 218 consecutive quarterly dividends through January 2015. The number of registered holders of common stock as of February 20, 2015 was 432.
The following table contains detail related to the repurchase of our common stock based on the date of trade during the quarter ended January 3, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maximum
 
 
Total
 
 
 
Number of
 
 
Number of
 
Average
 
Shares that May be
 
 
Shares
 
Price Paid
 
Purchased Under the
2014 Fiscal Month
 
Purchased
 
per Share
 
Plans or Programs
September 28 to November 1
 

 
$

 
2,500,000

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 2 to November 29
 
1,774

 
71.78

 
2,500,000

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 30 to January 3
 
299

 
75.22

 
2,500,000

Total
 
2,073

 
 
 
 
There were no shares purchased as a part of a publicly announced plan or program.
Under our equity incentive plans, participants may pay the exercise price or satisfy all or a portion of the federal, state and local withholding tax obligations arising in connection with plan awards by electing to a) have us withhold shares of common stock otherwise issuable under the award, b) tender back shares received in connection with such award, or c) deliver previously owned shares of common stock, in each case having a value equal to the exercise price or the amount to be withheld. The shares listed under “Total Number of Shares Purchased” relate to our repurchases under these equity incentive plans.
Our Board of Directors has approved a repurchase program of up to 3.0 million shares of common stock, which repurchase authority has no expiration. Management is authorized to effect purchases from time to time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. In 2014, there were 500,000 shares acquired pursuant to this authorization.
Item 12 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K contains certain information relating to our equity compensation plans.
Stock Performance
The following information in this Item 5 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K is not deemed to be “soliciting material” or to be “filed” with the SEC or subject to Regulation 14A or 14C under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, and will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.
The following graph compares the hypothetical total shareholder return (including reinvestment of dividends) on an investment in (1) our common stock, (2) the Standard & Poor's Mid Cap 400 Index, and (3) the Standard & Poor's 400 Electrical Components and Equipment Index, for the period January 3, 2010 through January 3, 2015. In each case, the graph assumes the investment of $100.00 on January 3, 2010.

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INDEXED RETURNS
 
 
Years Ended
Company / Index
 
2010
 
2011
 
2012
 
2013
 
2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regal Beloit Corporation
 
$
129.98

 
$
100.48

 
$
137.00

 
$
148.41

 
$
153.75

S&P MidCap 400 Index
 
126.64

 
124.45

 
144.38

 
194.92

 
214.85

S&P 400 Electrical Components & Equipment
 
144.63

 
144.44

 
191.81

 
255.22

 
276.10

ITEM 6 -    Selected Financial Data
The selected statements of income data for fiscal 2014, 2013 and 2012, and the selected balance sheet data at January 3, 2015 and December 28, 2013 are derived from, and are qualified by reference to, the audited consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. The selected statement of income data for fiscal 2011 and 2010 and the selected balance sheet data at December 29, 2012, December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2011 are derived from audited consolidated financial statements not included herein.

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Fiscal
 
Fiscal
 
Fiscal
 
Fiscal
 
Fiscal
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
2012
 
2011
 
2010
 
 
 
 
(In Millions, Except Per Share Data)
Net Sales
 
$
3,257.1

 
$
3,095.7

 
$
3,166.9

 
$
2,808.3

 
$
2,238.0

Cost of Sales
 
2,459.8

 
2,312.5

 
2,395.9

 
2,142.3

 
1,688.6

Gross Profit
 
797.3

 
783.2

 
771.0

 
666.0

 
549.4

Operating Expenses
 
516.3

 
494.2

 
458.2

 
410.3

 
311.6

Goodwill Impairment
 
119.5

 
76.3

 

 

 

Asset Impairments and Other, Net
 
40.0

 
4.7

 

 

 

Total Operating Expenses
 
675.8

 
575.2

 
458.2

 
410.3

 
311.6

Income from Operations
 
121.5

 
208.0

 
312.8

 
255.7

 
237.7

Net Income
 
36.1

 
126.0

 
200.3

 
158.0

 
154.7

Net Income Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation
 
31.0

 
120.0

 
195.6

 
152.3

 
149.4

Total Assets
 
3,407.6

 
3,643.5

 
3,569.1

 
3,266.5

 
2,449.1

Total Debt
 
633.8

 
767.4

 
818.5

 
919.2

 
436.9

Long-term Debt
 
625.4

 
609.0

 
754.7

 
909.2

 
428.3

Regal Beloit Shareholders' Equity
 
1,934.4

 
2,056.2

 
1,953.4

 
1,535.9

 
1,362.0

Per Share Data:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Earnings - Basic
 
$
0.69

 
$
2.66

 
$
4.68

 
$
3.84

 
$
3.91

    Earnings - Assuming Dilution
 
0.69

 
2.64

 
4.64

 
3.79

 
3.84

    Cash Dividends Declared
 
0.86

 
0.79

 
0.75

 
0.71

 
0.67

    Shareholders' Equity
 
44.00

 
46.72

 
46.73

 
38.70

 
35.62

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Basic
 
45.0

 
45.0

 
41.8

 
39.7

 
38.2

    Assuming Dilution
 
45.3

 
45.4

 
42.1

 
40.1

 
38.9


We have completed various acquisitions that affect the comparability of the selected financial data shown above. The results of operations for acquisitions are included in our consolidated financial results for the period subsequent to their acquisition date. Significant acquisitions included Electrical Products Company of A.O. Smith Corporation (August 2011). See also Note 17 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements which describes the material acquisition of PTS (January 2015).
In the fourth quarter of 2014 non-cash impairment charges of $118.5 million for goodwill and $40.0 million for long-lived assets and in the second quarter of 2014 non-cash impairment charges of $1.0 million of goodwill, reduced Income from Operations by $159.5 million and Net Income Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation by $147.3 million. The impairment charges were recorded in certain reporting units in all three of our reportable segments.
In the fourth quarter of 2013, a non-cash impairment charges of $76.3 million of goodwill and $4.7 million of asset impairment and other, net, related to certain reporting units in our Commercial and Industrial Systems and Power Transmission Solutions segments, reduced Income from Operations by $81.0 million and Net Income Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation by $74.7 million.

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ITEM 7 - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
We operate on a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to December 31. We refer to the fiscal year ended January 3, 2015 as “fiscal 2014,” the fiscal year ended December 28, 2013 as “fiscal 2013,” the fiscal year ended December 28, 2012 as “fiscal 2012.” Fiscal 2014 had 53 weeks and fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2012 had 52 weeks.
Overview
General
Regal Beloit Corporation (“we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”) is a global manufacturer of electric motors and controls, electric generators and controls, variable speed drives and controllers, and power transmission products. As of the end of fiscal 2014, the Company, including its subsidiaries, employs approximately 24,100 people in its manufacturing, sales, and service facilities and corporate offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. In 2014, we reported annual global sales of $3.3 billion compared to $3.1 billion in 2013.

During the fourth quarter of 2014 we reorganized our management reporting structure to reflect our current business activities and reconsidered our reporting segments. Our company is now comprised of three reporting segments: Commercial and Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions. Historical financial information contained in this filing has been revised to reflect our new structure.

A description of the three reportable segments is as follows:

Commercial and Industrial Systems produces medium and large motors, commercial and industrial equipment, generator and custom drives and systems. These products serve markets including commercial HVAC, pool and spa, standby and critical power and oil and gas systems.
Climate Solutions produces small motors, controls and air moving solutions serving markets including residential and light commercial HVAC, water heaters and commercial refrigeration.
Power Transmission Solutions produces power transmission gearing, hydraulic pump drives, large open gearing and specialty mechanical products serving markets including material handling, industrial equipment, energy and off-road equipment.

In addition, on January 30, 2015, we closed the acquisition of the Power Transmission Solutions (“PTS”) business from Emerson Electric Co. (the “PTS Acquisition”). The purchase price for the PTS Acquisition was $1.4 billion in cash and the assumption of $40 million of liabilities. PTS has over 3,200 employees around the world, and effective on the closing date became part of the Power Transmission Solutions segment.

PTS manufactures, sells and services belt and chain drives, helical and worm gearing, mounted and unmounted bearings, couplings, modular plastic belts and conveying chains and components. These products are used to transmit power mechanically, provide anti-friction support or to enable automated materials handling in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications including beverage, bulk handling, metals, special machinery, oil and gas, aerospace and general industrial. They are marketed under industry leading brands including Browning®, Jaure®, Kop-Flex®, McGill®, Morse®, Rollway®, Sealmaster® and System Plast™.
Venezuela
We have a subsidiary in Venezuela using accounting for highly inflationary economies. Currency restrictions enacted by the Venezuelan government have the potential to impact the ability of our subsidiary to obtain U.S. dollars in exchange for Venezuelan bolivares fuertes ("Bolivars") at the official foreign exchange rate. In 2014, the Venezuelan government announced the expansion of its auction-based foreign exchange system (SICAD1). The Venezuelan government also introduced an additional auction-based foreign exchange system (SICAD2) which permits all companies incorporated or domiciled in Venezuela to bid for U.S. dollars. As of January 3, 2015, the SICAD1 and SICAD2 exchange rates were 12.0 and 51.0 Bolivars per U.S. dollar, respectively.
Although the functional currency of our operations in Venezuela is the U.S. dollar, a portion of the transactions are denominated in local currency. We have historically applied the official exchange rate of 6.3 Bolivares per U.S. dollar to remeasure local currency transactions and balances into U.S. dollars. However, effective January 3, 2015, we concluded that it was appropriate to apply the SICAD2 exchange rate of 51.0 Bolivares per US dollar as we believe that this rate best represented the economics of our business activity in Venezuela at that time. As a result, we recorded a $10.4 million devaluation charge in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Going forward, any devaluation in Venezuela will result in a reduction in the U.S. dollar reported amount of currency denominated revenues, expenses and, consequently, income before taxes. At January 3, 2015, we had approximately $1.3 million of exposed net monetary assets denominated in Bolivars. During February 2015, additional changes to the exchange rate mechanisms were

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announced, resulting in SICAD2 being replaced by a new mechanism called “SIMADI” that could result in further devaluation during 2015.
Components of Profit and Loss
Net Sales. We sell our products to a variety of manufacturers, distributors and end users. Our customers consist of a large cross-section of businesses, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses. A number of our products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) who incorporate our products, such as electric motors, into products they manufacture, and many of our products are built to the requirements of our customers. The majority of our sales derive from direct sales, but a significant portion derives from sales made by manufacturer’s representatives, who are paid exclusively on commission. Our product sales are made via purchase order, long-term contract, and, in some instances, one-time purchases. Many of our products have broad customer bases, with the levels of concentration of revenues varying from division to division.

Our level of net sales for any given period is dependent upon a number of factors, including (i) the demand for our products; (ii) the strength of the economy generally and the end markets in which we compete; (iii) our customers’ perceptions of our product quality at any given time; (iv) our ability to timely meet customer demands; (v) the selling price of our products; and (vi) the weather. As a result, our total revenue has tended to experience quarterly variations and our total revenue for any particular quarter may not be indicative of future results.

We use the term “organic sales" to refer to sales from existing operations excluding (i) sales from acquired businesses recorded prior to the first anniversary of the acquisition less the amount of sales attributable to any divested businesses (“acquisition sales”), and (ii) the impact of foreign currency translation. The impact of foreign currency translation is determined by translating the respective period’s sales (excluding acquisition sales) using the same currency exchange rates that were in effect during the prior year periods. We use the term “organic sales growth” to refer to the increase in our sales between periods that is attributable to organic sales. We use the term “acquisition growth” to refer to the increase in our sales between periods that is attributable to acquisition sales.
 
Gross Profit. Our gross profit is impacted by our levels of net sales and cost of sales. Our cost of sales consists of costs for, among other things (i) raw materials, including copper, steel and aluminum; (ii) components such as castings, bars, tools, bearings and electronics; (iii) wages and related personnel expenses for fabrication, assembly and logistics personnel; (iv) manufacturing facilities, including depreciation on our manufacturing facilities and equipment, taxes, insurance and utilities; and (v) shipping and handling. The majority of our cost of sales consists of raw materials. The price we pay for commodities and components can be subject to commodity price fluctuations. We attempt to mitigate this through fixed-price agreements with suppliers and our hedging strategies. We are currently reducing the number of our suppliers we use in order to leverage the better prices and terms that can be obtained with higher volume orders. A large amount of our suppliers are in North America. As we expand production and our geographic footprint, we expect it may be advantageous to increase our use of foreign suppliers. When we experience commodity price increases, we have tended to announce price increases to our customers who purchase via purchase order, with such increases generally taking effect a period of time after the public announcements. For those sales we make under long-term contracts, we tend to include material price formulas that specify quarterly or semi-annual price adjustments based on a variety of factors, including commodity prices.

Outside of general economic cyclicality, our different business units experience different levels of variation in gross margin from quarter to quarter based on factors specific to each division. For example, a portion of our Climate Solutions segment manufactures products are used in air conditioning applications. As a result, our sales for that business tend to be lower in the first and fourth quarters and higher in the second and third quarters. In contrast, our Commercial and Industrial Systems segment has a broad customer base and a variety of applications, thereby helping to mitigate large quarter-to-quarter fluctuations outside of general economic conditions.

Operating Expenses. Our operating expenses consist primarily of (i) general and administrative expenses; (ii) sales and marketing expenses; and (iii) general engineering and research and development expenses. Personnel related costs are our largest operating expense.

Our general and administrative expenses consist primarily of costs for (i) salaries, benefits and other personnel expenses related to our executive, finance, human resource, information technology, legal and operations functions; (ii) occupancy expenses; (iii) technology related costs and (iv) depreciation and amortization; and (v) corporate-related travel. The majority of our general and administrative costs are for salaries and related personnel expenses. These costs can vary by division given the location of our different manufacturing operations.


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Our sales and marketing expenses consist primarily of costs for (i) salaries, benefits and other personnel expenses related to our sales and marketing function; (ii) internal and external sales commissions and bonuses; (iii) travel, lodging and other out-of-pocket expenses associated with our selling efforts; and (iv) other related overhead.
Our general engineering and research and development expenses consist primarily of costs for: (i) salaries, benefits and other personnel expenses; (ii) the design and development of new energy efficiency products and enhancements; (iii) quality assurance and testing; and (iv) other related overhead. Our research and development efforts tend to be targeted toward developing new products that would allow us to maintain or gain additional market share, whether in new or existing applications. While these costs make up an insignificant portion of our operating expenses in the Power Transmission Solutions segment, they are more substantial in our Commercial and Industrial Systems and Climate Solutions segments. In particular, a large driver of our research and development efforts in these two segments is energy efficiency, which generally means using less electrical power to produce more mechanical power.

Operating Profit. Our operating profit consists of the segment gross profit less the segment operating expenses. In addition, there are shared operating expenses that cover corporate, engineering and IT expenses that are consistently allocated to the operating segments and are included in the segment operating expenses. Operating profit is a key metric used to measure year over year improvement of the segments.
Goodwill & Other Asset Impairment
We recorded non-cash charges in Operating Expenses related to goodwill and other asset impairments in both fiscal 2014 (“2014 Impairment”) and fiscal 2013 (“2013 Impairment”), as detailed below (in millions). See also Note 3 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Commercial and Industrial Systems
 
Climate Solutions
 
Power Transmission Solutions
 
Total
Impairments during 2014:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwill Impairments
$
100.7

 
$
7.7

 
$
11.1

 
119.5

Impairment of Intangible Asset

 
7.8

 
11.1

 
18.9

Impairment of Other Long-Lived Assets

 
6.0

 
15.1

 
21.1

Goodwill and Asset Impairments and Other, Net
$
100.7

 
$
21.5

 
$
37.3

 
$
159.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Impairments during 2013:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwill Impairments
64.2

 

 
12.1

 
76.3

Impairment of Technology Intangible Assets
17.0

 

 

 
17.0

Less: Gain from Adjustment to the Fair Value of a Contingent Consideration Liability
12.3

 

 

 
12.3

Goodwill and Asset Impairments and Other, Net
$
68.9

 
$

 
$
12.1

 
$
81.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cumulative Goodwill and Asset and Other Impairments, Net
$
169.6

 
$
21.5

 
$
49.4

 
$
240.5



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Results of Operations

The following table sets forth selected information for the years indicated.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
2012
(Dollars in Millions)
 
 
 
 
 
Net Sales:
 
 
 
 
 
  Commercial and Industrial Systems
$
1,856.1

 
$
1,746.6

 
$
1,793.2

  Climate Solutions
1,134.8

 
1,098.6

 
1,102.7

  Power Transmission Solutions
266.2

 
250.5

 
271.0

Consolidated
$
3,257.1

 
$
3,095.7

 
$
3,166.9

 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross Profit as a Percent of Net Sales:
 
 
 
 
 
  Commercial and Industrial Systems
25.2
 %
 
26.4
%
 
25.2
%
  Climate Solutions
22.8
 %
 
23.0
%
 
22.2
%
  Power Transmission Solutions
26.4
 %
 
27.3
%
 
27.7
%
Consolidated
24.5
 %
 
25.3
%
 
24.3
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating Expense as a Percent of Net Sales:
 
 
 
 
 
  Commercial and Industrial Systems
23.4
 %
 
21.8
%
 
15.7
%
  Climate Solutions
14.0
 %
 
13.1
%
 
12.8
%
  Power Transmission Solutions
30.8
 %
 
20.6
%
 
13.0
%
Consolidated
20.7
 %
 
18.6
%
 
14.5
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from Operations as a Percent of Net Sales:
 
 
 
 
 
  Commercial and Industrial Systems
1.8
 %
 
4.7
%
 
9.4
%
  Climate Solutions
8.8
 %
 
9.9
%
 
9.4
%
  Power Transmission Solutions
(4.4
)%
 
6.7
%
 
14.7
%
Consolidated
3.7
 %
 
6.7
%
 
9.9
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income from Operations
$
121.5

 
$
208.0

 
$
312.8

Interest Expense
39.1

 
42.4

 
44.5

Interest Income
7.9

 
4.9

 
1.6

  Income before Taxes
90.3

 
170.5

 
269.9

Provision for Income Taxes
54.2

 
44.5

 
69.6

  Net Income
36.1

 
126.0

 
200.3

Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
5.1

 
6.0

 
4.7

  Net Income Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation
$
31.0

 
$
120.0

 
$
195.6


Fiscal Year Ended 2014 Compared to Fiscal Year Ended 2013
Net sales for fiscal 2014 were $3.3 billion, a 5.2% increase compared to fiscal 2013 net sales of $3.1 billion. The increase consisted of 4.2% of acquisition growth and 1.6% organic growth, offset by 0.6% from unfavorable foreign currency translation. Organic growth was driven by positive market conditions in North America and the pre-build of SEER 13 products due to regulatory standards changes effective in 2015.

Net sales for the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment for fiscal 2014 were $1.9 billion, a 6.3% increase compared to fiscal 2013 net sales of $1.7 billion. The increase consisted of 7.4% of acquisition growth from our acquisitions of Benshaw, Hy-Bon Engineering, Inc. and Cemp SRL, partially offset by 0.2% negative organic growth and 0.9% from unfavorable foreign currency translation. The negative organic growth was due primarily to the slowing of shipments to Venezuela and weakness in Asia Pacific. The decrease in gross margin was due primarily to unfavorable product mix and the negative impact of foreign currency translation.

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The increase in operating expenses was due primarily to the 2014 Impairment, incremental operating expenses from acquisitions, and an increase in accounts receivable write offs, partially offset by a gain on the sale of property in China.

Net sales for the Climate Solutions segment for fiscal 2014 were $1.1 billion, a 3.3% increase compared to fiscal 2013 net sales of $1.1 billion. The increase consisted of 3.5% organic growth, partially offset by 0.2% from unfavorable foreign currency translation. The increase in organic sales was due primarily to positive market conditions in North America and the pre-build of SEER 13 products due to regulatory standards changes effective in 2015. Gross margin was relatively flat compared to the prior year as increased restructuring charges were offset by savings due to our simplification initiative. The increase in operating expenses was due primarily to the 2014 Impairment.

Net sales for the Power Transmission Solutions segment for fiscal 2014 were $266.2 million, a 6.3% increase compared to fiscal 2013 net sales of $250.5 million. The increase was entirely organic sales and was due primarily to positive market conditions in North America. The decrease in gross margin was due primarily to unfavorable product mix. The increase in operating expenses was due primarily to the 2014 Impairment and costs associated with acquisition due diligence.

The decrease in interest expense was due primarily to a lower level of borrowings outstanding in fiscal 2014. The increase in interest income was due primarily to an increase in invested cash.

The effective tax rate for fiscal 2014 was 60.0% compared to 26.1% for fiscal 2013. The increase in the effective tax rate was due primarily to the fiscal 2014 goodwill impairment of 42.9% which was not deductible for U.S. Federal income taxes. The lower effective tax rate in fiscal 2013 as compared to the 35% statutory U.S. Federal income tax rate is driven by lower foreign tax rates.

Fiscal Year Ended 2013 Compared to Fiscal Year Ended 2012
Net sales for fiscal 2013 were $3.1 billion, a 2.2% decrease compared to fiscal 2012 net sales of $3.2 billion. The decrease consisted of 1.0% of acquisition growth, offset by 2.3% negative organic growth and 0.9% from unfavorable foreign currency translation and was driven primarily by (i) lower sales volumes to certain OEM customers in the North American HVAC business, (ii) weaker demand in the North American commercial and industrial markets, (iii) weaker demand in Australia, India and Europe and (iv) weakness in the hydraulic fracturing equipment segment of the oil and gas industry.

Net sales for the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment for fiscal 2013 were $1.7 billion, a 2.6% decrease compared to fiscal 2012. The decrease consisted of 1.5% of acquisition growth from our acquisitions Cemp SRL and the RAM motor business, offset by 2.9% negative organic growth and 1.2% from unfavorable foreign currency translation. The negative organic growth was due primarily to the weakness in North America motors and Asia Pacific. The increase in gross profit margin was due primarily to material deflation, lower restructuring charges, favorable LIFO benefit and lower warranty expense. The increase in operating expenses was due primarily to the 2013 Impairment, an increase in accounts receivable reserves and the devaluation of the Venezuelan Bolivar.

Net sales for the Climate Solutions segment for fiscal 2013 were $1.1 billion, a 0.4% decrease compared to fiscal 2012 net sales of $1.1 billion. The increase consisted of 0.2% organic growth, partially offset by 0.6% from unfavorable foreign currency translation. Gross profit margin increased compared to the prior year due to lower warranty charges, favorable mix of products and favorable impact of foreign currency translation offset by lower price with some of the larger OEMs. Operating expenses were relatively flat to prior year.

Net sales for the Power Transmission Solutions segment for fiscal 2013 were $250.5 million, a 7.5% decrease compared to fiscal 2012 net sales of $271.0 million. The decrease consisted of 1.3% of acquisition growth from our acquisition of Milwaukee Gear Company ("MGC") and favorable foreign currency translation of 0.2%, offset by 9.0% negative organic growth. The decrease was due primarily to weakness in the hydraulic fracturing equipment segment of the oil and gas industry. The decrease in gross profit margin was due primarily to lower volumes. The increase in operating expenses was due primarily to the 2013 Impairment and costs associated with acquisition due diligence.

The decrease in interest expense was due primarily to a lower level of borrowings outstanding in fiscal 2013. Interest income increased as a result of higher interest income on larger cash balances and lower average borrowings in 2013.

For fiscal 2013 the effective tax rate was 26.1% compared to 25.8% for fiscal 2012. The lower effective tax rate, primarily resulted from the global mix of earnings, research and development credits, the beneficial adjustment to the Mexican deferred tax assets due to the upcoming 2014 Mexican tax rate change, offset by the impact from the 2013 Impairment. The lower effective rate as compared to the 35% statutory Federal income tax rate is driven by lower foreign tax rates.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources
General
Our principal source of liquidity is cash flow provided by operating activities. In addition to operating income, other significant factors affecting our operating cash flow include working capital levels, capital expenditures, dividends, share repurchases, acquisitions, availability of debt financing, and the ability to attract long-term capital at acceptable terms.

Cash flow provided by operating activities was $298.2 million for fiscal 2014, a $6.8 million decrease from fiscal 2013. The decrease was primarily the result of the higher investment in net working capital in 2014 as compared to 2013.

Cash flow provided by operating activities was $305.0 million for fiscal 2013, a $46.7 million decrease from fiscal 2012. The decrease was primarily the result of the higher investment in net working capital in 2013 as compared to 2012.

Cash flow used in investing activities was $204.9 million for fiscal 2014, compared to $125.4 million used in fiscal 2013. The $79.5 million increase was primarily due to the higher investment in acquisitions. Business acquisitions were $128.2 million in fiscal 2014 compared to $38.4 million in fiscal 2013. Capital expenditures were $83.6 million in fiscal 2014 compared to $82.7 million in fiscal 2013.

Cash flow used in investing activities was $125.4 million for fiscal 2013, compared to $197.6 million used in fiscal 2012. The $72.2 million decrease was primarily due to lower investment in acquisitions. Business acquisitions were $38.4 million in fiscal 2013 compared to $110.4 million in fiscal 2012. Capital expenditures were $82.7 million in fiscal 2013 compared to $91.0 million in fiscal 2012.

Our commitments for property, plant and equipment as of January 3, 2015 were approximately $10.8 million. In fiscal 2015, we anticipate capital spending to be $100.0 to $105.0 million. We believe that our present manufacturing facilities will be sufficient to provide adequate capacity for our operations in 2015. We anticipate funding 2015 capital spending with operating cash flows.
Cash flow used in financing activities was $218.0 million for fiscal 2014, compared to cash flow used of $90.9 million for fiscal 2013. Fiscal 2014 financing cash flows was driven by debt repayments of $150.4 million and share repurchases of $35 million. We paid $37.8 million in dividends to shareholders in 2014, compared to $35.1 million in 2013.

Cash flow used in financing activities was $90.9 million for fiscal 2013, compared to cash flow provided of $77.1 million for fiscal 2012. Fiscal 2013 financing cash flows was driven by debt repayments of $55.9 million. Fiscal 2012 financing cash flow was driven by $202.9 million of proceeds from the sale of common stock and repayments of long-term debt of $90.3 million.
Our working capital was $1.1 billion at January 3, 2015 and $1.0 billion at December 28, 2013. At January 3, 2015, our current ratio (which is the ratio of our current assets to current liabilities) was 2.9:1 compared to 2.5:1 at December 28, 2013. Our current ratio increased primarily due to the $150 million reduction in current maturities of debt at January 3, 2015.

The following table presents selected financial information and statistics as of January 3, 2015 and December 28, 2013 (in millions):
 
 
 
January 3,
 
December 28,
 
 
 
2015
 
2013
Cash and Cash Equivalents
 
 
$
334.1

 
$
466.0

Trade Receivables, Net
 
 
447.5

 
463.8

Inventories, Net
 
 
691.7

 
618.7

Working Capital
 
 
1,090.7

 
1,025.0

Current Ratio
 
 
2.9:1

 
2.5:1


At January 3, 2015, our cash and cash equivalents totaled $334.1 million. At January 3, 2015, $329.0 million of our cash was held by foreign subsidiaries and could be used in our domestic operations if necessary, but would be subject to repatriation taxes. There are no current trends, demands or uncertainties that we believe are reasonably likely to require repatriation or to have a material impact on our ability to fund U.S. operations.

Predominately all of our expenses are paid in cash, often with payment term provisions that include early payment discounts and time elements. We believe that our ability to generate positive cash flow coupled with our available revolving credit balance will be sufficient to fund our operations for the foreseeable future. We focus on optimizing our investment in working capital through

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improved and enforced payment terms and operational efficiencies. Additionally, we believe that our capital expenditures for maintenance of equipment and facilities will be consistent with prior levels and not present a funding challenge.

We will, from time to time, maintain excess cash balances which may be used to (i) fund operations, (ii) repay outstanding debt, (iii) fund acquisitions, (iv) pay dividends, (v) make investments in new product development programs, (vi) repurchase our common stock, or (vii) fund other corporate objectives.

Pension Liabilities and Other Post Retirement Benefits

Pension and other post retirement benefits of $65.0 million at January 3, 2015 increased $25.3 million from $39.7 million at December 28, 2013 primarily due to changes in actuarial assumptions which increased life expectancy assumptions as well as an 80 basis point decline in the weighted average discount rate from 5.0% to 4.2% and a 50 basis point decline in the expected long-term rate of return on plan assets from 8.0% to 7.5%.

The Notes

At January 3, 2015, we had $600.0 million of senior notes (the “Notes”) outstanding. The Notes consist of (i) $500.0 million in senior notes issued in 2011 (the “2011 Notes”) in a private placement, which were issued in seven tranches with maturities from seven to twelve years and carry fixed interest rates; and (ii) $100.0 million in senior notes (the “2007 Notes”) issued in 2007 with a floating interest rate based on a margin over the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”). In August 2014, $150.0 million of the 2007 Notes matured and were repaid with a combination of cash and borrowings under the Prior Revolving Facility (as that term is defined below).

Details on the Notes at January 3, 2015 were (in millions):
 
Principal
 
Interest Rate
 
Maturity
Floating Rate Series 2007A
100.0

 
Floating (1)
 
August 2017
Fixed Rate Series 2011A
100.0

 
4.1%
 
July 2018
Fixed Rate Series 2011A
230.0

 
4.8 to 5.0%
 
July 2021
Fixed Rate Series 2011A
170.0

 
4.9 to 5.1%
 
July 2023
 
$
600.0

 
 
 
 
(1) Interest rates vary as LIBOR varies. At January 3, 2015, the interest rate was 0.9%.

We have interest rate swap agreements to manage fluctuations in cash flows resulting from interest rate risk (see also Note 13 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements).
The Prior Credit Agreement and Prior Revolving Facility
On June 30, 2011, we entered into a revolving credit agreement (the “Prior Credit Agreement”) that provided for an aggregate amount of availability under a revolving credit facility of $500.0 million, including a $100.0 million letter of credit subfacility (the “Prior Revolving Facility”). The Prior Revolving Facility permitted borrowing at interest rates based upon a margin above LIBOR. At January 3, 2015, we had $17.0 million outstanding on the Prior Revolving Facility and at December 28, 2013, there were no outstanding borrowings on the Prior Revolving Facility. The average balance in direct borrowings under the Prior Revolving Facility was $20.3 million and $0.6 million in fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2013, respectively. The average interest rate paid under the Prior Revolving Facility was 1.4% in fiscal 2014 and 1.4% in fiscal 2013. At January 3, 2015, we had approximately $27.2 in standby letters of credit issued and $455.8 million in available borrowings under the Prior Revolving Facility.

At January 3, 2015, other notes payable of approximately $16.8 million were outstanding with a weighted average interest rate of 2.5%. At December 28, 2013, other notes payable of approximately $17.4 million were outstanding with a weighted average rate of 2.7%.

Based on rates for instruments with comparable maturities and credit quality, which are classified as Level 2 inputs (see also Note 14 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements), the approximate fair value of our total debt was $666.8 million and $779.6 million as of January 3, 2015 and December 28, 2013, respectively.


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The New Credit Agreement

In connection with the PTS Acquisition, on January 30, 2015, we entered into a Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, and the lenders named therein, providing for (i) a 5-year unsecured term loan facility in the principal amount of $1.25 billion (the “Term Facility”) and (ii) a 5-year unsecured multicurrency revolving facility in the principal amount of $500.0 million (the “Multicurrency Revolving Facility”) available for general corporate purposes. The Credit Agreement replaced the Prior Credit Agreement, and the Multicurrency Revolving Facility replaced the Prior Revolving Facility. The Term Facility was drawn in full on January 30, 2015 in connection with the closing of the PTS Acquisition.  The loans under the Term Facility require quarterly amortization at a rate starting at 5.0% per annum, increasing to 7.5% per annum after two years and further increasing to 10.0% per annum for the last two years of the facility.
Covenants under Our Credit Arrangements

The Credit Agreement contains customary affirmative and negative covenants and events of default for an unsecured financing arrangement, including, among other things, limitations on consolidations, mergers and sales of assets.  The primary financial covenants relating to our Notes and the Credit Agreement require that we maintain a consolidated funded debt to consolidated EBITDA ratio of (x) until the last day of the fifth full fiscal quarter following January 30, 2015, no greater than 4.0 to 1.0 and (y) for periods on and after the last day of the fifth full quarter following January 30, 2015, no greater than 3.75 to 1.0 (subject to a single step up to 4.0 to 1.0 for four fiscal quarters following a new acquisition subject to certain conditions).

In addition, the Prior Credit Agreement required us to meet specified financial ratios and to satisfy certain financial condition tests. We were in compliance with all financial covenants contained in the Notes and the Prior Credit Agreement as of January 3, 2015.

Litigation

One of our subsidiaries that we acquired in 2007 is subject to numerous claims filed in various jurisdictions relating to certain sub-fractional motors that were primarily manufactured through 2004 and that were included as components of residential and commercial ventilation units marketed by a third party. These claims generally allege that the ventilation units were the cause of fires. Based on the current facts, we do not believe these claims, individually or in the aggregate, will have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. However, we cannot predict the outcome of these claims, the nature or extent of remedial actions, if any, we may need to undertake with respect to motors that remain in the field, or the costs we many incur, some of which could be significant.

We are, from time to time, party to other litigation that arises in the normal course of our business operations, including product warranty and liability claims, contract disputes and environmental, asbestos, employment and other litigation matters. Our products are used in a variety of industrial, commercial and residential applications that subject us to claims that the use of our products is alleged to have resulted in injury or other damage. We accrue for anticipated costs in defending against such lawsuits in amounts that we believe are adequate, and we do not believe that the outcome of any such lawsuit will have a material effect on our results of operations or financial position.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements, Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments
The following is a summary of our contractual obligations and payments due by period as of January 3, 2015 (in millions):
 
Payments Due by Period (1) 
 
Debt Including Estimated Interest Payments (2)
 
Operating Leases
 
Pension Obligations
 
Purchase and Other Obligations
 
Total Contractual Obligations
 
 
 
 
Less than one year
 
$
38.9

 
$
20.7

 
$
3.3

 
$
163.4

 
$
226.3

 
1 - 3 years
 
179.0

 
25.8

 
4.7

 

 
209.5

 
3 - 5 years
 
140.6

 
13.7

 
4.9

 

 
159.2

 
More than 5 years
 
431.3

 
12.3

 
11.4

 

 
455.0

 
Total
 
$
789.8

 
$
72.5

 
$
24.3

 
$
163.4

 
$
1,050.0

(1) The timing and future spot prices affect the settlement values of our hedge obligations related to commodities, currency and interest rate swap agreements. Accordingly, these obligations are not included above in the table of contractual obligations. The timing of settlement of our tax contingent liabilities cannot be reasonably determined and they are not included above in the table of contractual obligations. Future pension

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obligation payments after 2013 are subject to revaluation based on changes in the benefit population and/or changes in the value of pension assets based on market conditions that are not determinable as of January 3, 2015.
(2) Variable rate debt based on January 3, 2015 rates. Subsequent to January 3, 2015, and in conjunction with the acquisition of PTS, we entered into a 1.25 billion Credit Agreement that has a LIBOR-based floating rate. See also Note 8 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
We utilize blanket purchase orders (“blankets”) to communicate expected annual requirements to many of our suppliers. Requirements under blankets generally do not become “firm” until a varying number of weeks before our scheduled production. The purchase obligations shown in the above table represent the value we consider “firm.”
At January 3, 2015, we had outstanding standby letters of credit totaling approximately $27.2 million. We had no other material commercial commitments.
We did not have any material variable interest entities as of January 3, 2015 and December 28, 2013. Other than disclosed in the table above and the previous paragraph, we had no other material off-balance sheet arrangements.
Critical Accounting Policies
The preparation of our consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires us to make estimates and assumptions affecting the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and revenues and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could differ from those estimates. We believe the following critical accounting policies could have the most significant effect on our reported results.
Goodwill
We evaluate the carrying amount of goodwill annually or more frequently if events or circumstances indicate that an asset might be impaired. When applying the accounting guidance, we use estimates to determine when it might be necessary to take an impairment charge. Factors that could trigger an impairment review include significant underperformance relative to historical or forecasted operating results, a significant decrease in the market value of an asset or significant negative industry or economic trends. We perform our required annual goodwill impairment test as of the end of the October fiscal month.
We use a weighting of the market approach and the income approach (discounted cash flow method) in testing goodwill for impairment. In the market approach, we apply performance multiples from comparable public companies, adjusted for relative risk, profitability, and growth considerations, to our reporting units to estimate fair value. The key assumptions used in the discounted cash flow method used to estimate fair value include discount rates, growth rates, cash flow projections and terminal value rates. Discount rates, growth rates and cash flow projections are the most sensitive and susceptible to change as they require significant management judgment. Discount rates are determined by using a weighted average cost of capital (“WACC”). The WACC considers market and industry data as well as company-specific risk factors for each reporting unit in determining the appropriate discount rate to be used. The discount rate utilized for each reporting unit is indicative of the return an investor would expect to receive for investing in such a business. Terminal value rate determination follows common methodology of capturing the present value of perpetual cash flow estimates beyond the last projected period assuming a constant WACC and long-term growth rates.
The calculated fair values for our 2014 impairment testing exceeded the carrying values of the reporting units for a majority of the Company's reporting units. Our three highest reporting units comprise approximately 71% of consolidated goodwill and had a combined estimated fair value 37% higher than carrying value. There were certain reporting units (representing 12.7% of goodwill before impairment) where the calculated fair values were less than the carrying values. There were certain reporting units where the calculated fair values were less than the carrying values. The Commercial and Industrial Systems segment and the Power Transmission Solutions segment include reporting units that have significant exposure to the volatility in the oil and gas industry. Crude oil prices saw a sharp decline in the latter part of 2014. Expected cash flows were also negatively impacted by lower gas and oil prices as lower prices decreased the capital spending of customers these reporting units serve. Weak economic conditions in regions such as Australia and New Zealand as well as currency devaluations in Venezuela have contributed to the reduced expected cash flows for our reporting units in these regions. In the Climate Solutions segment, unfavorable customer dynamics impacted one reporting unit's expected cash flows. An implied goodwill amount was then calculated as a required second step in the testing, using the estimated fair value of all assets and liabilities of the reporting unit as if the unit had been acquired in a business combination. The resulting implied fair value of goodwill is a Level 3 asset measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis (see also Note 14 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for fair value definitions). Additionally, our reporting unit related to technology that had been deemed substantially impaired during the fourth quarter of 2013 was deemed fully impaired during 2014 as a result of the closing of the facility. This resulted in a $1.0 million impairment charge to goodwill. The total goodwill impairment charge related to these reporting units was $119.5 million and was recorded in Goodwill Impairment within the Consolidated Statements of Income. Except for the reporting units described above, there were no reporting units that had an estimated fair value less than 10% over carrying value.

The calculated fair values for our 2013 impairment testing exceeded the carrying values of the reporting units for a majority of the Company's reporting units. Our three highest reporting units comprise approximately 72% of consolidated goodwill and had

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a combined estimated fair value 40% higher than carrying value. There were certain reporting units (representing 8.7% of goodwill before impairment) where the calculated fair values were less than the carrying values. The Commercial and Industrial Systems and Climate Solutions segments impacted units experienced declines in sales and profitability that were more pronounced in the latter part of fiscal 2013, combined with reduced expected cash flow from weak economic conditions in regions such as Australia, India and Europe. Another reporting unit, in the Commercial and Industrial Systems segment had reduced future cash flows from a slower than expected adoption of switched reluctance motor technology. In the Power Transmission Solutions segment, a reporting unit's expected cash flows were reduced by weak sales for the hydraulic fracturing market within the oil and gas industry. The total goodwill impairment charge related to these reporting units was $76.3 million. Three of the affected reporting units representing a majority of the goodwill impairment charge were disclosed in our 2012 Form 10-K as reporting units with an estimated fair value less than 10% over carrying value. All other reporting units had an estimated fair value that was at least 15% greater than carrying value.
We aggregate our business units by segment for reporting purposes and the majority of our goodwill is within our Commercial and Industrial Solutions segment (see also Note 5 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements).
Long-Lived Assets
We evaluate the recoverability of the carrying amount of intangible assets whenever events or changes in circumstance indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be fully recoverable through future cash flows. When applying the accounting guidance we use estimates to determine when an impairment is necessary. Factors that could trigger an impairment review include a significant decrease in the market value of an asset or significant negative or economic trends (see also Note 5 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements). For definite-lived intangible assets, the Company uses an estimate of the related undiscounted cash flows over the remaining life of the primary asset to estimate recoverability.
During 2014, due primarily to the sharp decline in the price of oil and other commodities, the carrying amounts of intangible and other long-lived assets for two reporting units within the Commercial and Industrial Systems and Power Transmission Solutions segments were deemed to be not fully recoverable. Undiscounted cash flows were determined using the Company's internal projections which are Level 3 measurements (see also Note 14 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for fair value definitions). As a result, intangible and other long-lived assets of $26.2 million related to hydraulic fracturing equipment used in the oil and gas end markets were impaired. Additionally, technology and other long-lived assets related to products used in hermetic climate applications of $13.8 million were impaired.

During 2013, indicators related to the future expected cash flows of certain reporting units in our Commercial and Industrial Systems segment triggered a detailed undiscounted cash flow test. As a result, in-process research and development technology intangible assets totaling $16.2 million, related to switched reluctance technology, and $0.8 million of customer intangible assets related to our European motor distribution business were impaired.

We do not have any indefinite-lived intangible assets.

Retirement Plans

Most of our domestic employees are participants in defined benefit pension plans and/or defined contribution plans. The defined benefit pension plans covering a majority of our domestic employees have been closed to new employees and frozen for existing employees. Most of our foreign employees are covered by government sponsored plans in the countries in which they are employed. Our obligations under our defined benefit pension plans are determined with the assistance of actuarial firms. The actuaries make certain assumptions regarding such factors as withdrawal rates and mortality rates. The actuaries also provide information and recommendations from which management makes further assumptions on such factors as the long-term expected rate of return on plan assets, the discount rate on benefit obligations and where applicable, the rate of annual compensation increases.

Based upon the assumptions made, the investments made by the plans, overall conditions and movement in financial markets, particularly the stock market and how actual withdrawal rates, life-spans of benefit recipients and other factors differ from assumptions, annual expenses and recorded assets or liabilities of these defined benefit pension plans may change significantly from year to year.
Further discussion of our accounting policies is contained in Note 3 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
ITEM 7A - Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
We are exposed to market risk relating to our operations due to changes in interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates and commodity prices of purchased raw materials. We manage the exposure to these risks through a combination of normal operating and financing activities and derivative financial instruments such as interest rate swaps, commodity cash flow hedges and foreign

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currency forward exchange contracts. All hedging transactions are authorized and executed pursuant to clearly defined policies and procedures, which strictly prohibit the use of financial instruments for speculative purposes.
All hedges are recorded on the balance sheet at fair value and are accounted for as cash flow hedges, with changes in fair value recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (“AOCI”) in each accounting period. An ineffective portion of the hedges change in fair value, if any, is recorded in earnings in the period of change.
Interest Rate Risk
We are exposed to interest rate risk on certain of our short-term and long-term debt obligations used to finance our operations and acquisitions. At January 3, 2015, excluding the impact of interest rate swaps, we had $506.6 million of fixed rate debt and $260.8 million of variable rate debt. At December 28, 2013, excluding the impact of interest rate swaps, we had $502.2 million of fixed rate debt and $316.3 million of variable rate debt. We utilize interest rate swaps to manage fluctuations in cash flows resulting from exposure to interest rate risk on forecasted variable rate interest payments.
We have LIBOR-based floating rate borrowings, which expose us to variability in interest payments due to changes in interest rates. A hypothetical 10% change in our weighted average borrowing rate on outstanding variable rate debt at January 3, 2015 would result in an immaterial change in after-tax annualized earnings. We have entered into pay fixed/receive LIBOR-based floating interest rate swaps to manage fluctuations in cash flows resulting from interest rate risk. These interest rate swaps have been designated as cash flow hedges against forecasted LIBOR-based interest payments.
Details regarding the instruments, as of January 3, 2015, are as follows (in millions):
 
 
Notional
 
 
 
Rate
 
Rate
 
Fair Value
Instrument
 
Amount
 
Maturity
 
Paid
 
Received
 
(Loss)
Swap
 
$100.0
 
August 23, 2017
 
5.4%
 
LIBOR (3 month)
 
$
(11.9
)
As of January 3, 2015, the interest rate swap liability of $(11.9) million was included in Hedging Obligations. As of December 28, 2013, the interest rate swap liability of $(5.7) million and $(16.1) million were included in Hedging Obligations (current) and Hedging Obligations (noncurrent), respectively. The unrealized loss on the effective portion of the contracts net of tax of $(13.5) million and $(21.9) million as of January 3, 2015 and December 28, 2013, respectively, was recorded in AOCI.
Subsequent to the year ended January 3, 2015, and in conjunction with the acquisition of PTS, we entered into a $1.25 billion Credit Agreement that has a LIBOR-based floating rate. With the addition this variable rate debt, a hypothetical 10% change in interest rates would result in a $2.7 million after-tax impact to annualized earnings.

Foreign Currency Risk
We are also exposed to foreign currency risks that arise from normal business operations. These risks include the translation of local currency balances of foreign subsidiaries, intercompany loans with foreign subsidiaries and transactions denominated in foreign currencies. Our objective is to minimize our exposure to these risks through a combination of normal operating activities and the utilization of foreign currency exchange contracts to manage our exposure on the forecasted transactions denominated in currencies other than the applicable functional currency. Contracts are executed with creditworthy banks and are denominated in currencies of major industrial countries. We do not hedge our exposure to the translation of reported results of foreign subsidiaries from local currency to United States dollars.
Venezuela
We have a subsidiary in Venezuela using accounting for highly inflationary economies. Currency restrictions enacted by the Venezuelan government have the potential to impact the ability of our subsidiary to obtain U.S. dollars in exchange for Venezuelan bolivares fuertes ("Bolivars") at the official foreign exchange rate. In 2014, the Venezuelan government announced the expansion of its auction-based foreign exchange system (SICAD1). The Venezuelan government also introduced an additional auction-based foreign exchange system (SICAD2) which permits all companies incorporated or domiciled in Venezuela to bid for U.S. dollars. As of January 3, 2015, the SICAD1 and SICAD2 exchange rates were 12.0 and 51.0 Bolivars per U.S. dollar, respectively.
Although the functional currency of our operations in Venezuela is the U.S. dollar, a portion of the transactions are denominated in local currency. We have historically applied the official exchange rate of 6.3 Venezuelan Bolivares fuertes per U.S. dollar to remeasure local currency transactions and balances into U.S. dollars. However, effective January 3, 2015, we concluded that it was appropriate to apply the SICAD2 exchange rate of 51.0 Venezuelan Bolivares fuertes per US dollar as we believe that this rate best represented the economics of our business activity in Venezuela at that time. As a result, we recorded a $10.4 million devaluation charge in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Going forward, any devaluation in Venezuela will result in a reduction in the U.S. dollar reported amount of currency denominated revenues, expenses and, consequently, income before taxes. At January 3, 2015, we had approximately $1.3 million of exposed net monetary assets denominated in Bolivars. During February 2015, additional

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changes to the exchange rate mechanisms were announced, resulting in SICAD2 being replaced by a new mechanism called “SIMADI” that could result in further devaluation during 2015.
As of January 3, 2015, derivative currency assets (liabilities) of $1.6 million, $(17.5) million and $(10.5) million, are recorded in Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets, Hedging Obligations (current), and Hedging Obligations (noncurrent), respectively. As of December 28, 2013, derivative currency assets (liabilities) of $8.4 million, $0.7 million, $(3.1) million and $(0.7) million, are recorded in Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets, Other Noncurrent Assets, Hedging Obligations (current), and Hedging Obligations (noncurrent), respectively. The unrealized losses on the effective portion of the contracts of $(15.2) million net of tax, and $3.4 million net of tax, as of January 3, 2015 and December 28, 2013, was recorded in AOCI. At January 3, 2015, we had $(0.9) million, net of tax, of currency losses on closed hedge instruments in AOCI that will be realized in earnings when the hedged items impact earnings.
The following table quantifies the outstanding currency forward and the corresponding impact on the value of these instruments assuming a hypothetical 10% appreciation/depreciation of their counter currency on January 3, 2015 (dollars in millions):
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign Exchange Gain (Loss) From:
 
 
Notional
 
Fair
 
10% Appreciation of
 
10% Depreciation of
Currency
 
Amount
 
Value
 
Counter Currency
 
Counter Currency
Mexican Peso
 
324.1

 
$
(23.1
)
 
$
32.4

 
$
(32.4
)
Chinese Renminbi
 
206.1

 
(2.0
)
 
20.6

 
(20.6
)
Indian Rupee
 
51.7

 
(0.1
)
 
5.2

 
(5.2
)
Euro
 
17.8

 
(1.6
)
 
1.8

 
(1.8
)
Canadian Dollar
 
8.6

 
(0.1
)
 
0.9

 
(0.9
)
Australian Dollar
 
4.3

 
(0.2
)
 
0.4

 
(0.4
)
Thai Baht
 
3.5

 
(0.3
)
 
0.4

 
(0.4
)
Gains and losses indicated in the sensitivity analysis would be offset by gains and losses on the underlying receivables and payables.
Commodity Price Risk
We periodically enter into commodity hedging transactions to reduce the impact of changing prices for certain commodities such as copper and aluminum based upon forecasted purchases of such commodities. These transactions are designated as cash flow hedges and the contract terms of commodity hedge instruments generally mirror those of the hedged item, providing a high degree of risk reduction and correlation.
Derivative commodity assets (liabilities) of $2.3 million, $(12.2) million and $(0.1) million are recorded in Prepaid Expenses, Hedging Obligations (current) and Hedging Obligations (noncurrent), respectively, at January 3, 2015. Derivative commodity assets (liabilities) of $4.7 million and $(2.5) are recorded in Prepaid Expenses and Hedging Obligations (current), respectively, at December 28, 2013. The unrealized (loss) gain on the effective portion of the contracts of $(6.2) million net of tax and $1.3 million net of tax, as of January 3, 2015 and December 28, 2013, respectively, was recorded in AOCI. At January 3, 2015, we had an additional $(1.3) million, net of tax, of derivative commodity losses on closed hedge instruments in AOCI that will be realized in earnings when the hedged items impact earnings.
The following table quantifies the outstanding commodity contracts intended to hedge raw material commodity prices and the corresponding impact on the value of these instruments assuming a hypothetical 10% appreciation/depreciation of their prices on January 3, 2015 (dollars in millions):
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gain (Loss) From:
 
 
Notional
 
Fair
 
10% Appreciation of
 
10% Depreciation of
Commodity
 
Amount
 
Value
 
Commodity Prices
 
Commodity Prices
Copper
 
$
137.4

 
(9.7
)
 
$
13.7

 
$
(13.7
)
Aluminum
 
5.2

 
(0.5
)
 
0.5

 
(0.5
)

Gains and losses indicated in the sensitivity analysis would be offset by the actual prices of the commodities.
The net AOCI balance related to hedging activities of $(31.0) million loss at January 3, 2015 includes $(19.2) million of net current deferred losses expected to be realized in the next twelve months.

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Counterparty Risk
We are exposed to credit losses in the event of non-performance by the counterparties to various financial agreements, including our interest rate swap agreements, foreign currency exchange contracts and commodity hedging transactions. We manage exposure to counterparty credit risk by limiting our counterparties to major international banks and financial institutions meeting established credit guidelines and continually monitoring their compliance with the credit guidelines. We do not obtain collateral or other security to support financial instruments subject to credit risk. We do not anticipate non-performance by our counterparties, but cannot provide assurances.

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ITEM 8 - Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

Quarterly Financial Information
(Unaudited)
(Amounts in Millions, Except per Share Data)
 
1st Quarter
 
2nd Quarter
 
3rd Quarter
 
4th Quarter
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Net Sales
$
801.2

 
$
778.2

 
$
850.4

 
$
822.0

 
$
829.8

 
$
768.2

 
$
775.6

 
$
727.2

Gross Profit
194.4

 
199.5

 
211.0

 
209.2

 
203.8

 
196.5

 
188.1

 
178.0

Income (Loss) from Operations
69.7

 
75.9

 
87.7

 
81.1

 
74.7

 
78.8

 
(110.6
)
 
(27.8
)
Net Income (Loss)
45.0

 
50.7

 
58.1

 
53.6

 
48.8

 
54.5

 
(115.8
)
 
(32.8
)
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation(2), (3)
43.8

 
49.5

 
56.2

 
51.1

 
47.5

 
52.6

 
(116.5
)
 
(33.2
)
Earnings (Loss) per Share Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation (4):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Basic
0.97

 
1.10

 
1.24

 
1.14

 
1.06

 
1.17

 
(2.61
)
 
(0.74
)
  Assuming Dilution
0.96

 
1.09

 
1.24

 
1.13

 
1.05

 
1.16

 
(2.61
)
 
(0.74
)
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
45.1

 
45.0

 
45.2

 
45.0

 
44.9

 
45.1

 
44.7

 
45.1

Assuming Dilution
45.4

 
45.3

 
45.5

 
45.3

 
45.2

 
45.4

 
44.7

 
45.1

Net Sales (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial and Industrial Systems
$
453.5

 
$
430.1

 
$
479.0

 
$
447.9

 
$
472.3

 
$
437.4

 
$
451.2

 
$
431.1

  Climate Solutions
285.1

 
283.1

 
303.5

 
307.3

 
290.0

 
272.3

 
256.2

 
235.9

Power Transmission Solutions
62.6

 
65.0

 
67.9

 
66.8

 
67.5

 
58.5

 
68.2

 
60.2

Income (Loss) from Operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial and Industrial Systems
37.2

 
42.6

 
47.0

 
34.1

 
33.6

 
41.8

 
(84.2
)
 
(36.7
)
  Climate Solutions
26.3

 
25.4

 
33.1

 
39.4

 
33.1

 
30.1

 
7.1

 
14.4

Power Transmission Solutions
6.2

 
7.9

 
7.6

 
7.6

 
8.0

 
6.9

 
(33.5
)
 
(5.5
)
(1) Effective September 28, 2014, the Company reorganized its reportable segments to align with its new management reporting structure and business activities. Prior to this reorganization, the Company was comprised of two reportable segments for financial reporting purposes: Electrical and Mechanical. As a result of this change, the Company is now comprised of three reportable segments: Commercial and Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions and previously reported information for prior periods have been restated.
(2) Included in the fourth quarter 2014 results were goodwill impairments of $118.5 million and asset impairments and other, net of $40.0 million ($146.3 million after tax). A goodwill impairment of $1.0 million was recorded earlier in 2014.
(3)Included in the fourth quarter 2013 results were goodwill impairments of $76.3 million and asset impairments and other, net of $4.7 million, ($74.7 million after tax).
(4) Due to the weighting of both earnings and the weighted average number of shares outstanding, the sum of the quarterly earnings per share may not equal the annual earnings per share.

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Management's Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
The management of Regal Beloit Corporation (the “Company”) is responsible for the accuracy and internal consistency of the preparation of the consolidated financial statements and footnotes contained in this annual report.
The Company's management is also responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. The Company operates under a system of internal accounting controls designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of published financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The internal accounting control system is evaluated for effectiveness by management and is tested, monitored and revised as necessary. All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation.
The Company's management assessed the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting as of January 3, 2015. In making its assessment, the Company's management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control-Integrated Framework (2013). Based on the results of its evaluation, the Company's management concluded that, as of January 3, 2015, the Company's internal control over financial reporting is effective at the reasonable assurance level based on those criteria.
Our internal control over financial reporting as of January 3, 2015 has been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their report which is included herein.
March 4, 2015



























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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM


To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of
Regal Beloit Corporation
Beloit, Wisconsin

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Regal Beloit Corporation and subsidiaries (the "Company") as of January 3, 2015 and December 28, 2013, and the related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended January 3, 2015. Our audits also included the financial statement schedule listed in the Index at Item 15. We also have audited the Company's internal control over financial reporting as of January 3, 2015, based on the criteria established in Internal Control - Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. The Company's management is responsible for these financial statements and financial statement schedule, for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, included in the accompanying Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and financial statement schedule and an opinion on the Company's internal control over financial reporting based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement and whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audits of the financial statements included examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. Our audits also included performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinions.

A company's internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the company's principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, and effected by the company's board of directors, management, and other personnel to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of the inherent limitations of internal control over financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Also, projections of any evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal control over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Regal Beloit Corporation and subsidiaries as of January 3, 2015 and December 28, 2013, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended January 3, 2015, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Also, in our opinion, such financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein. Also, in our opinion, the Company maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of January 3, 2015 based on the criteria established in Internal Control - Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.

/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
March 4, 2015

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REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Amounts in Millions, Except Per Share Data)

 
 
For the Year Ended
 
 
 
January 3, 2015
 
December 28, 2013
 
December 29, 2012
 
Net Sales
 
$
3,257.1

 
$
3,095.7

 
$
3,166.9

 
Cost of Sales
 
2,459.8

 
2,312.5

 
2,395.9

 
  Gross Profit
 
797.3

 
783.2

 
771.0

 
Operating Expenses
 
516.3

 
494.2

 
458.2

 
Goodwill Impairment
 
119.5

 
76.3

 

 
Asset Impairments and Other, Net
 
40.0

 
4.7

 

 
Total Operating Expenses
 
675.8

 
575.2

 
458.2

 
  Income from Operations
 
121.5

 
208.0

 
312.8

 
Interest Expense
 
39.1

 
42.4

 
44.5

 
Interest Income
 
7.9

 
4.9

 
1.6

 
  Income before Taxes
 
90.3

 
170.5

 
269.9

 
Provision for Income Taxes
 
54.2

 
44.5

 
69.6

 
  Net Income
 
36.1

 
126.0

 
200.3

 
Less: Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
 
5.1

 
6.0

 
4.7

 
  Net Income Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation
 
$
31.0

 
$
120.0

 
$
195.6

 
Earnings Per Share Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Basic
 
$
0.69

 
$
2.66

 
$
4.68

 
  Assuming Dilution
 
$
0.69

 
$
2.64

 
$
4.64

 
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Basic
 
45.0

 
45.0

 
41.8

 
  Assuming Dilution
 
45.3

 
45.4

 
42.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See accompanying Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

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REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Dollars in Millions)
 
For the Year Ended
 
January 3, 2015
 
December 28, 2013
 
December 29, 2012
Net Income
 
 
$
36.1

 
 
 
$
126.0

 
 
 
$
200.3

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Net of Tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Translation:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
 
 
(55.5
)
 
 
 
(22.2
)
 
 
 
14.7

Reclassification of Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments included in Net Income, Net of Immaterial Tax Effects
 
 
(1.0
)
 
 
 

 
 
 

Hedging Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Increase (Decrease) in Fair Value of Hedging Activities, Net of Tax Effects of $(16.9) million in 2014, $(0.7) million in 2013 and $10.1 million in 2012
(27.6
)
 
 
 
$
(1.1
)
 
 
 
$
16.6

 
 
Reclassification of Losses Included in Net Income, Net of Tax Effects of $3.7 million in 2014, $5.5 million in 2013, and $10.3 million in 2012
6.1

 
(21.5
)
 
9.0

 
7.9

 
16.8

 
33.4

Defined Benefit Pension Plans:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Decrease (Increase) in Prior Service Cost and Unrecognized Gain (Loss), Net of Tax Effects of $(10.2) million in 2014, $9.7 million in 2013 and $(6.1) million in 2012
(17.6
)
 
 
 
16.0

 
 
 
(9.9
)
 
 
Amortization of Prior Service Cost and Unrecognized Loss Included in Net Periodic Pension Cost, Net of Tax Effects of $1.1 million in 2014, $1.7 million in 2013 and $1.4 million in 2012
1.4

 
(16.2
)
 
2.6

 
18.6

 
2.4

 
(7.5
)
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
 
(94.2
)
 
 
 
4.3

 
 
 
40.6

Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
 
(58.1
)
 
 
 
130.3

 
 
 
240.9

Less: Comprehensive Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest
 
 
2.1

 
 
 
5.9

 
 
 
5.4

Comprehensive Income (Loss)Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation
 
 
$
(60.2
)
 
 
 
$
124.4

 
 
 
$
235.5

See accompanying Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

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REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in Millions)
 
 
January 3, 2015
 
December 28, 2013
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents
 
$
334.1

 
$
466.0

Trade Receivables, less Allowances of $11.6 million in 2014 and $11.5 million in 2013
 
447.5

 
463.8

Inventories
 
691.7

 
618.7

Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets
 
111.7

 
130.6

Deferred Income Tax Benefits
 
67.0

 
46.8

Total Current Assets
 
1,652.0

 
1,725.9

Net Property, Plant and Equipment
 
531.5

 
573.4

Goodwill
 
1,004.0

 
1,081.9

Intangible Assets, Net of Amortization
 
202.3

 
244.2

Other Noncurrent Assets
 
17.8

 
18.1

Total Assets
 
$
3,407.6

 
$
3,643.5

 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts Payable
 
$
312.2

 
$
304.6

Dividends Payable
 
9.8

 
9.0

Hedging Obligations
 
29.7

 
11.3

Accrued Compensation and Employee Benefits
 
75.7

 
85.6

Other Accrued Expenses
 
125.5

 
132.0

Current Maturities of Long-Term Debt
 
8.4

 
158.4

Total Current Liabilities
 
561.3

 
700.9

Long-Term Debt
 
625.4

 
609.0

Deferred Income Taxes
 
116.0

 
140.3

Hedging Obligations
 
22.5

 
16.8

Pension and Other Post Retirement Benefits
 
65.0

 
39.7

Other Noncurrent Liabilities
 
38.1

 
34.4

Commitments and Contingencies (see Note 11)
 


 

Equity:
 
 
 
 
Regal Beloit Corporation Shareholders' Equity:
 
 
 
 
Common Stock, $.01 par value, 100.0 million shares authorized, 44.7 million and 45.1 million shares issued and outstanding at 2014 and 2013, respectively
 
0.4

 
0.5

Additional Paid-In Capital
 
896.1

 
916.1

Retained Earnings
 
1,188.9

 
1,199.4

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
(151.0
)
 
(59.8
)
Total Regal Beloit Corporation Shareholders' Equity
 
1,934.4

 
2,056.2

Noncontrolling Interests
 
44.9

 
46.2

Total Equity
 
1,979.3

 
2,102.4

Total Liabilities and Equity
 
$
3,407.6

 
$
3,643.5

See accompanying Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements


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REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY
(Dollars in Millions, Except Per Share Data)
 
 Common Stock $.01 Par Value
 
 Additional Paid-In Capital
 
 Retained Earnings
 
 Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
 Noncontrolling
Interests
 
 Total
Equity
Balance as of December 31, 2011
$
0.4

 
$
689.4

 
$
951.3

 
$
(105.2
)
 
$
40.5

 
$
1,576.4

Net Income

 

 
195.6

 

 
4.7

 
200.3

Other Comprehensive Income Loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
39.9

 
0.7

 
40.6

Dividends Declared ($0.75 per share)

 

 
(31.9
)
 

 

 
(31.9
)
Sale of 3.2 million Shares of Common Stock
 
 
202.9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
202.9

Stock Options Exercised, including
Income Tax Benefit and Share Cancellations

 
2.0

 

 

 

 
2.0

Share-based Compensation

 
9.0

 

 

 

 
9.0

Dividends Declared to Noncontrolling Interests

 

 

 

 
(2.8
)
 
(2.8
)
Balance as of December 29, 2012
$
0.4

 
$
903.3

 
$
1,115.0

 
$
(65.3
)
 
$
43.1

 
$
1,996.5

Net Income

 

 
120.0

 

 
6.0

 
126.0

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

 

 
4.4

 
(0.1
)
 
4.3

Dividends Declared ($0.79 per share)

 

 
(35.6
)
 

 

 
(35.6
)
Stock Options Exercised, including
Income Tax Benefit and Share Cancellations
0.1

 
1.4

 

 

 

 
1.5

Share-based Compensation

 
11.4

 

 

 

 
11.4

Purchase of Subsidiary Shares from Noncontrolling Interest