10-K 1 d395961d10k.htm FORM 10-K Form 10-K
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-K

(Mark one)

 

x ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012

or

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to            

Commission file number 001-14063

 

 

 

LOGO

JABIL CIRCUIT, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   38-1886260

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

10560 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

(727) 577-9749

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   New York Stock Exchange
Series A Preferred Stock Purchase Rights   New York Stock Exchange

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

 

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes  ¨    No  x

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

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x        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.    ¨

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

 

Large accelerated filer  x    Accelerated filer  ¨    Non-accelerated filer  ¨    Smaller reporting company  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).    Yes  ¨        No  x

The aggregate market value of the voting common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant based on the closing sale price of the Common Stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange on February 29, 2012 was approximately $4.9 billion. For purposes of this determination, shares of Common Stock held by each officer and director and by each person who owns 10% or more of the outstanding Common Stock have been excluded in that such persons may be deemed to be affiliates. This determination of affiliate status is not necessarily a conclusive determination for other purposes. The number of outstanding shares of the registrant’s Common Stock as of the close of business on October 4, 2012, was 205,558,409. The registrant does not have any non-voting stock outstanding.

 

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

The registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement for the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders scheduled to be held on January 24, 2013 is incorporated by reference in Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K to the extent stated herein.

 

 

 


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JABIL CIRCUIT, INC.

2012 FORM 10-K ANNUAL REPORT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Part I.   

        Item 1.

  

Business

     2   

        Item 1A.

  

Risk Factors

     11   

        Item 1B.

  

Unresolved Staff Comments

     26   

        Item 2.

  

Properties

     26   

        Item 3.

  

Legal Proceedings

     29   

        Item 4.

  

Mine Safety Disclosures

     29   
Part II.      

        Item 5.

   Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities      29   

        Item 6.

  

Selected Financial Data

     30   

        Item 7.

   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      32   

        Item 7A.

  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     49   

        Item 8.

  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

     50   

        Item 9.

   Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure      51   

        Item 9A.

  

Controls and Procedures

     51   

        Item 9B.

  

Other Information

     52   
Part III.      

        Item 10.

  

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

     52   

        Item 11.

  

Executive Compensation

     53   

        Item 12.

   Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters      53   

        Item 13.

  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

     53   

        Item 14.

  

Principal Accounting Fees and Services

     54   
Part IV.      

        Item 15.

  

Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

     55   

Signatures

     97   


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References in this report to “the Company,” “Jabil,” “we,” “our,” or “us” mean Jabil Circuit, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, except where the context otherwise requires. This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains certain statements that are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) which are made in reliance upon the protections provided by such acts for forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements (such as when we describe what “will,” “may,” or “should” occur, what we “plan,” “intend,” “estimate,” “believe,” “expect” or “anticipate” will occur, and other similar statements) include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future sales and operating results, future prospects, anticipated benefits of proposed (or future) acquisitions, dispositions and new facilities, growth, the capabilities and capacities of business operations, any financial or other guidance and all statements that are not based on historical fact, but rather reflect our current expectations concerning future results and events. We make certain assumptions when making forward-looking statements, any of which could prove inaccurate, including, but not limited to, statements about our future operating results and business plans. Therefore, we can give no assurance that the results implied by these forward-looking statements will be realized. Furthermore, the inclusion of forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that future events, plans or expectations contemplated by the Company will be achieved. The ultimate correctness of these forward-looking statements is dependent upon a number of known and unknown risks and events, and is subject to various uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these statements. The following important factors, among others, could affect future results and events, causing those results and events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements:

 

   

business conditions and growth or declines in our customers’ industries, the electronic manufacturing services industry and the general economy;

 

   

variability of our operating results;

 

   

our dependence on a limited number of major customers;

 

   

availability of components;

 

   

our dependence on certain industries;

 

   

the subjectivity of our production levels to the variability of customer requirements, including seasonal influences on the demand for certain end products;

 

   

our substantial international operations, and the resulting risks related to our operating internationally, including weak global economic conditions, instability in global credit markets, governmental restrictions on the transfer of funds to us from our operations outside the U.S. and unfavorable fluctuations in currency exchange rates;

 

   

the potential consolidation of our customer base, and the potential movement by some of our customers of a portion of their manufacturing from us in order to more fully utilize their excess internal manufacturing capacity;

 

   

our ability to successfully negotiate definitive agreements and consummate dispositions and acquisitions, and to integrate operations following the consummation of acquisitions;

 

   

our ability to take advantage of our past, current and possible future restructuring efforts to improve utilization and realize savings and whether any such activity will adversely affect our cost structure, our ability to service customers and our labor relations;

 

   

our ability to maintain our engineering, technological and manufacturing process expertise;

 

   

other economic, business and competitive factors affecting our customers, our industry and our business generally; and

 

   

other factors that we may not have currently identified or quantified.

For a further list and description of various risks, relevant factors and uncertainties that could cause future results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements, see the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections contained in this document. Given these risks and uncertainties, the reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

All forward-looking statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are made only as of the date of this Annual Report on Form 10-K, and we do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or correct any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur, or of which we hereafter become aware. You should read this document and the documents that we incorporate by reference into this Annual Report on Form 10-K completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. We may not update these forward-looking statements, even if our situation changes in the future. All forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements.

 

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PART I

 

Item 1. Business

The Company

We are one of the leading providers of worldwide electronic manufacturing services and solutions. We provide comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services to companies in the aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer, defense, industrial, instrumentation, medical, networking, peripherals, solar, storage and telecommunications industries. We serve our customers primarily with dedicated business units that combine highly automated, continuous flow manufacturing with advanced electronic design and design for manufacturability. We currently depend, and expect to continue to depend, upon a relatively small number of customers for a significant percentage of our revenue, net of estimated return costs (“net revenue”). Based on net revenue, for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012 our largest customers currently include Agilent Technologies, Apple Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Ericsson, EchoStar Corporation, General Electric Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines Corporation, NetApp, Inc. and Research in Motion Limited. For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012, we had net revenues of approximately $17.2 billion and net income attributable to Jabil Circuit, Inc. of approximately $394.7 million.

We offer our customers comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services that are responsive to their manufacturing and supply chain management needs. Our business units are capable of providing our customers with varying combinations of the following services:

 

   

integrated design and engineering;

 

   

component selection, sourcing and procurement;

 

   

automated assembly;

 

   

design and implementation of product testing;

 

   

parallel global production;

 

   

enclosure services;

 

   

systems assembly, direct order fulfillment and configure to order;

 

   

injection molding, metal, plastics, precision machining and automation; and

 

   

aftermarket services.

We currently conduct our operations in facilities that are located in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global manufacturing production sites allow customers to manufacture products simultaneously in the optimal locations for their products. Our services allow customers to reduce manufacturing costs, improve supply-chain management, reduce inventory obsolescence, lower transportation costs and reduce product fulfillment time. We have identified our global presence as a key to assessing our business opportunities.

We manage our business and operations in the following three segments: Diversified Manufacturing Services (“DMS”), Enterprise & Infrastructure (“E&I”) and High Velocity Systems (“HVS”). Our DMS segment is composed of dedicated resources to manage higher complexity global products in regulated and other industries and introduce materials and process technologies including design and aftermarket services to our global customers. Our E&I and HVS segments offer integrated global manufacturing and supply chain solutions designed to provide cost effective solutions for our customers. Our E&I segment is focused on our customers primarily in the computing, storage, networking and telecommunication sectors. Our HVS segment is focused on the particular needs of the consumer products industry, including mobility, display, set-top boxes and peripheral products such as printers and point of sale terminals.

Our principal executive offices are located at 10560 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716, and our telephone number is (727) 577-9749. We were incorporated in Delaware in 1992. Our website is located at http://www.jabil.com. Through a link on the “Investors” section of our website, we make available the following financial filings as soon as reasonably practicable after they are electronically filed with, or furnished to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”): our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, our Current Reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act. All such filings are available free of charge. Information contained in our website, whether currently posted or posted in the future, is not a part of this document or the documents incorporated by reference in this document.

 

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Industry Background

The industry in which we operate is composed of companies that provide a range of manufacturing, design and aftermarket services to companies that utilize electronics components. The industry experienced rapid change and growth through the 1990s as an increasing number of companies chose to outsource an increasing portion, and, in some cases, all of their manufacturing requirements. In mid-2001, the industry’s revenue declined as a result of significant cut-backs in customer production requirements, which was consistent with the overall downturn in the technology sector at the time. In response to this downturn in the technology sector, we implemented restructuring programs to reduce our cost structure and further align our manufacturing capacity with the geographic production demands of our customers. Industry revenues generally began to stabilize in 2003 and companies began to turn more to outsourcing versus internal manufacturing. In addition, the number of industries serviced, as well as the market penetration in certain industries, by electronic manufacturing service providers has increased over the past several years. In mid-2008, the industry’s revenue declined when a deteriorating macro-economic environment resulted in illiquidity in global credit markets and a significant economic downturn in the North American, European and Asian markets. In response to this downturn, we implemented additional restructuring programs to reduce our cost structure and further align our manufacturing capacity with the geographic production demands of our customers.

Uncertainty remains regarding the extent and timing of the current global economic recovery, particularly in those countries (such as much of Europe) where economic conditions have recently regressed. We will continue to monitor the current economic environment and its potential impact on both the customers that we serve as well as our end-markets and closely manage our costs and capital resources so that we can respond appropriately as circumstances continue to change. Over the longer term, however, we believe the factors driving our customers and potential customers to utilize our industry services include:

 

   

Reduced Product Cost.    Manufacturing service providers are often able to manufacture products at a reduced total cost to companies. These cost advantages result from higher utilization of capacity because of diversified product demand and, generally, a greater focus on elements of manufacturing cost.

 

   

Accelerated Product Time-to-Market and Time-to-Volume.    Manufacturing service providers are often able to deliver accelerated production start-ups and achieve high efficiencies in transferring new products into production. Providers are also able to more rapidly scale production for changing markets and to position themselves in global locations that serve the leading world markets. With increasingly shorter product life cycles, these key services allow new products to be sold in the marketplace in an accelerated time frame.

 

   

Access to Advanced Design and Manufacturing Technologies.    Customers gain access to additional advanced technologies in manufacturing processes, as well as product and production design. Product and production design services may offer customers significant improvements in the performance, cost, time-to-market and manufacturability of their products.

 

   

Improved Inventory Management and Purchasing Power.    Manufacturing service providers are often able to more efficiently manage both procurement and inventory, and have demonstrated proficiency in purchasing components at improved pricing due to the scale of their operations and continuous interaction with the materials marketplace.

 

   

Reduced Capital Investment in Manufacturing.    Companies are increasingly seeking to lower their investment in inventory, facilities and equipment used in manufacturing in order to allocate capital to other activities such as sales and marketing and research and development (“R&D”). This strategic shift in capital deployment has contributed to increased demand for and interest in outsourcing to external manufacturing service providers.

Our Strategy

We are focused on expanding our position as one of the leading providers of worldwide electronic manufacturing services and solutions. To achieve this objective, we continue to pursue the following strategies:

 

   

Establish and Maintain Long-Term Customer Relationships.    Our core strategy is to establish and maintain long-term relationships with leading companies in expanding industries with size and growth characteristics that can benefit from highly automated, continuous flow manufacturing on a global scale. Over the past several years, we have made concentrated efforts to diversify our industry sectors and customer base. As a result of these efforts, we have experienced business growth from existing customers and from new customers. Additionally, our acquisitions have contributed to our business growth. We focus on maintaining long-term relationships with our customers and seek to expand these relationships to include additional product lines and services. In addition, we have a focused effort to identify and develop relationships with new customers who meet our profile.

 

   

Utilize Business Units.    Most of our business units are dedicated to one customer and operate with a high level of autonomy, primarily utilizing dedicated production equipment, production workers, supervisors, buyers, planners, and engineers. We believe our customer centric business units promote increased responsiveness to our customers’ needs, particularly as a customer relationship grows to multiple production locations.

 

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Expand Parallel Global Production.    Our ability to produce the same product on a global scale is a significant requirement of our customers. We believe that parallel global production is a key strategy to reduce obsolescence risk and secure the lowest landed costs while simultaneously supplying products of equivalent or comparable quality throughout the world. Consistent with this strategy, we have established or acquired operations in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam to increase our European, Asian and Latin American presence.

 

   

Offer Systems Assembly, Direct-Order Fulfillment and Configure-to-Order Services.    Our systems assembly, direct-order fulfillment and configure-to-order services allow our customers to reduce product cost and risk of product obsolescence by reducing total work-in-process and finished goods inventory. These services are available at all of our manufacturing locations.

 

   

Offer Design and Aftermarket Services.    We offer a wide spectrum of value-add design services for products that we manufacture for our customers. We provide these services to enhance our relationships with current customers by allowing them the flexibility to utilize complementary design services to achieve improvements in performance, cost, time-to-market and manufacturability, as well as to help develop relationships with new customers. We also offer aftermarket services from strategic hub locations. Our aftermarket service centers allow us to provide service to our customers’ products following completion of the traditional manufacturing and fulfillment process.

 

   

Pursue Selective Acquisition Opportunities.    Traditionally, Electronic Manufacturing Services (“EMS”) companies have acquired manufacturing capacity from customers to drive growth, expand footprint and gain new customers. More recently, our acquisition strategy has expanded beyond focusing on acquisition opportunities presented by companies divesting internal manufacturing operations to include opportunities to acquire smaller EMS competitors who are focused on our key growth areas which include specialized manufacturing in key markets (such as healthcare, defense and aerospace and industrial), aftermarket services, materials technology, design operations and/or other acquisition opportunities complementary to our services offerings. The primary goal of our acquisition strategy is to complement our current capabilities and diversify our business into new industry sectors and with new customers, and to expand the scope of the services we can offer to our customers. As the scope of our acquisition opportunities expands, the risks associated with our acquisitions expand as well, both in terms of the amount of risk we face and the scope of such risks. See “Risk Factors — We have on occasion not achieved, and may not in the future achieve, expected profitability from our acquisitions.”

Our Approach to Manufacturing

In order to achieve high levels of manufacturing performance, we have adopted the following approaches:

 

   

Business Units.    Most of our business units are dedicated to one customer and are empowered to formulate strategies tailored to individual customer needs. Most of our business units have dedicated production lines consisting of equipment, production workers, supervisors, buyers, planners and engineers. Under certain circumstances, a production line may include more than one business unit in order to maximize resource utilization. Business units have direct responsibility for manufacturing results and time-to-volume production, promoting a sense of individual commitment and ownership. The business unit approach is modular and enables us to grow incrementally without disrupting the operations of other business units.

 

   

Business Unit Management.    Our Business Unit Managers coordinate all financial, manufacturing and engineering commitments for each of our customers at a particular manufacturing facility. Our Business Unit Directors oversee local Business Unit Managers and coordinate worldwide financial, manufacturing and engineering commitments for each of our customers that have global production requirements. Jabil’s Business Unit Management has the authority (within high-level parameters set by executive management) to develop customer relationships, make design strategy decisions and production commitments, establish pricing, and implement production and electronic design changes. Business Unit Managers and Directors are also responsible for assisting customers with strategic planning for future products, including developing cost and technology goals. These Managers and Directors operate autonomously with responsibility for the development of customer relationships and direct profit and loss accountability for business unit performance.

 

   

Automated Continuous Flow.    We use a highly automated, continuous flow approach where different pieces of equipment are joined directly or by conveyor to create an in-line assembly process. This process is in contrast to a batch approach, where individual pieces of assembly equipment are operated as freestanding work-centers. The elimination of waiting time prior to sequential operations results in faster manufacturing, which improves production efficiencies and quality control, and reduces inventory work-in-process. Continuous flow manufacturing provides cost reductions and quality improvement when applied to volume manufacturing.

 

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Computer Integration.    We support all aspects of our manufacturing activities with advanced computerized control and monitoring systems. Component inspection and vendor quality are monitored electronically in real-time. Materials planning, purchasing, stockroom and shop floor control systems are supported through a computerized Manufacturing Resource Planning system, providing customers with a continuous ability to monitor material availability and track work-in-process on a real-time basis. Manufacturing processes are supported by a real-time, computerized statistical process control system, whereby customers can remotely access our computer systems to monitor real-time yields, inventory positions, work-in-process status and vendor quality data. See “Technology” and “Risk Factors — Any delay in the implementation of our information systems could disrupt our operations and cause unanticipated increases in our costs.”

 

   

Supply Chain Management.    We make available an electronic commerce system/electronic data interchange and web-based tools for our customers and suppliers to implement a variety of supply chain management programs. Most of our customers utilize these tools to share demand and product forecasts and deliver purchase orders. We use these tools with most of our suppliers for just-in-time delivery, supplier-managed inventory and consigned supplier-managed inventory.

Our Design Services

We offer a wide spectrum of value-add design services for products that we manufacture for our customers. We provide these services to enhance our relationships with current customers and to help develop relationships with our new customers. We offer the following design services:

 

   

Electronic Design.    Our Electronic Design team provides electronic circuit design services, including application-specific integrated circuit design and firmware development. These services have been used by our customers for a variety of products including cellular phones and accessory products, notebook and personal computers, servers, radio frequency products, video set-top boxes, optical communications products, personal digital assistants, communication and broadband products, automotive and consumer appliance controls.

 

   

Industrial Design Services.    Our Industrial Design team designs the “look and feel” of the plastic and metal enclosures that house the electro-mechanics, including the printed circuit board assemblies (“PCBA”).

 

   

Mechanical Design.    Our Mechanical Design team specializes in three-dimensional mechanical design with the analysis of electronic, electro-mechanical and optical assemblies using state of the art modeling and analytical tools. The mechanical team has extended Jabil’s product design offering capabilities to include all aspects of industrial design, advance mechanism development and tooling management.

 

   

Computer-Assisted Design.    Our Computer-Assisted Design (“CAD”) team provides PCBA design services using advanced CAD engineering tools, PCBA design validation and verification services, and other consulting services, which include the generation of a bill of materials, approved vendor list and assembly equipment configuration for a particular PCBA design. We believe that our CAD services result in PCBA designs that are optimized for manufacturability and cost efficiencies, and accelerate the product’s time-to-market and time-to-volume production.

 

   

Product Validation.    Our Product Validation team provides complete product and process validation. This includes product system test, product safety, regulatory compliance and reliability test.

 

   

Manufacturing Test Solution Development.    Our Manufacturing Test Solution Development team works as an integral function to the design team to embed design for testability and minimization of capital and resource investment for mass manufacturing. The use of software driven instrumentation and test process design and management has enhanced our customer product quality and less human dependent test processes. The full electronic test data-log of customer products has allowed customer product test traceability and visibility throughout the manufacturing test process.

Our design centers are located in: Vienna, Austria; Hasselt, Belgium; Beijing, Shanghai and Wuxi, China; Colorado Springs, Colorado; St. Petersburg, Florida; Jena, Germany; Toa Payoh, Singapore; and Hsinchu, Taichung and Taipei, Taiwan. Our teams are strategically staffed to support Jabil customers for all development projects, including turnkey system design and design for manufacturing activities. See “Risk Factors — We may not be able to maintain our engineering, technological and manufacturing process expertise.”

We are exposed to different or greater potential liabilities from our design services than those we face from our regular manufacturing services. See “Risk Factors — Our design services and turnkey solutions offerings may result in additional exposure to product liability, intellectual property infringement and other claims, in addition to the business risk of being unable to produce the revenues necessary to profit from these services.”

Our Systems Assembly, Test, Direct-Order Fulfillment and Configure-to-Order Services

We offer systems assembly, test, direct-order fulfillment and configure-to-order services to our customers. Our systems assembly services extend our range of assembly activities to include assembly of higher-level sub-systems and systems incorporating multiple PCBAs. We maintain systems assembly capacity to meet the demands of our customers. In addition, we provide testing

 

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services, based on quality assurance programs developed with our customers, of the PCBAs, sub-systems and systems products that we manufacture. Our quality assurance programs include circuit testing under various environmental conditions to try to ensure that our products meet or exceed required customer specifications. We also offer direct-order fulfillment and configure-to-order services for delivery of final products we assemble for our customers.

Our Aftermarket Services

As an extension of our manufacturing model and an enhancement to our total global solution, we offer aftermarket services from strategic hub locations. Jabil aftermarket service centers provide warranty and repair services to certain of our manufacturing customers, as well as to other customers. We have the ability to service our customers’ products following completion of the traditional manufacturing and fulfillment process.

Our aftermarket service centers are located in: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Valhinos, Brazil; Toronto, Canada; Shanghai and Suzhou, China; Coventry, England; St. Petersburg, Florida; Pecs and Szombathely, Hungary; Manesar, India; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Louisville, Kentucky; Penang and Selanagor, Malaysia; Chihuahua, Reynosa and Nogales, Mexico; Amsterdam and Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Bydgoszcz, Poland; Ayr, Scotland; Memphis, Tennessee; Plano and McAllen, Texas; and Ankara, Turkey.

Technology

We believe that our manufacturing and testing technologies are among the most advanced in the industry. Through our R&D efforts, we intend to continue to offer our customers among the most advanced highly automated, continuous flow manufacturing process technologies for precise and aesthetic mechanical components and system assembly. These technologies include automation, electronic interconnection, advanced polymer and metal material science, automated tooling, single/multi-shot injection molding, stamping, multi-axed Computer Numerical Control (“CNC”), spray painting, vacuum metallization, physical vapor deposition, digital printing, anodization, thermal-plastic composite formation, plastic with embedded electronics, in-mold labeling, leather/wood overmolding, metal cover with insert-molded or die-casting features for assembly, seamless display cover with integrated touch sensor, plastic cover with insert-molded glass lens and advanced testing solutions. In addition to our R&D activities, we are continuously making refinements to our existing manufacturing processes in connection with providing manufacturing services to our customers. See “Risk Factors — We may not be able to maintain our engineering, technological and manufacturing process expertise.”

Research and Development

To meet our customers’ increasingly sophisticated needs, we continuously engage in product research and design activities. These activities include electronic design, mechanical design, software design, system level design, material processing research (including plastics, metal, glass and ceramic), component and product validation, as well as other design and process development related activities necessary to manufacture our customers’ products in the most cost-effective and consistent manner. We are engaged in advanced research and platform designs for products including: mobile internet devices and associated accessories, multi-media tablets, two-way radios, health care and life science products, server and storage products, set-top and digital home products and printing products. These activities focus on assisting our customers in product creation and manufacturing solutions. For fiscal years 2012, 2011 and 2010, we expended $25.8 million, $25.0 million, and $28.1 million, respectively, on R&D activities.

Financial Information about Business Segments

We derive revenue from providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services. Management evaluates performance and allocates resources on a segment basis. At August 31, 2012, our reportable operating segments consisted of three segments — DMS, E&I and HVS. See Note 11 – “Concentration of Risk and Segment Data” to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Customers and Marketing

Our core strategy is to establish and maintain long-term relationships with leading companies in expanding industries with the size and growth characteristics that can benefit from highly automated, continuous flow manufacturing on a global scale. A small number of customers and significant industry sectors have historically comprised a major portion of our net revenue. The table below sets forth the respective portion of net revenue for the applicable period attributable to our customers who individually accounted for approximately 10% or more of our net revenue in any respective period:

 

     Fiscal Year Ended
August  31,
 
     2012     2011     2010  

Apple, Inc.

     13     *        *   

Cisco Systems, Inc.

     10     13     15

Research in Motion Limited

     10     15     15

 

*

Amount was less than 10% of total

 

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The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, revenue by segment expressed as a percentage of net revenue:

 

     Fiscal Year  Ended
August 31,
 
     2012     2011     2010  

DMS

      

Specialized Services

     24     17     12

Industrial & CleanTech

     12     12     13

Instrumentation & Healthcare

     8     7     7
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total DMS

     44     36     32
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total E&I

     29     32     32
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total HVS

     27     32     36
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

     100     100     100
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

In fiscal year 2012, our five largest customers accounted for approximately 48% of our net revenue and 54 customers accounted for approximately 90% of our net revenue. We currently depend, and expect to continue to depend, upon a relatively small number of customers for a significant percentage of our net revenue and upon their growth, viability and financial stability. See “Risk Factors — Because we depend on a limited number of customers, a reduction in sales to any one of our customers could cause a significant decline in our revenue,” “Risk Factors — Consolidation in industries that utilize our services may adversely affect our business” and Note 11 — “Concentration of Risk and Segment Data” to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

We have made concentrated efforts to diversify our industry sectors and customer base, including but not limited to increasing our net revenue in the instrumentation and healthcare sector and the HVS segment, through acquisitions and organic growth. Our Business Unit Managers and Directors, supported by executive management, work to expand existing customer relationships through the addition of product lines and services. These individuals also identify and attempt to develop relationships with new customers who meet our profile. This profile includes financial stability, need for technology-driven turnkey manufacturing, anticipated unit volume and long-term relationship stability. Unlike traditional sales managers, our Business Unit Managers and Directors are responsible for ongoing management of production for their customers.

International Operations

A key element of our strategy is to provide localized production of global products for leading companies in the major consuming regions of the Americas, Europe and Asia. Consistent with this strategy, we have established or acquired operations in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

Our European operations provide European and multinational customers with design, manufacturing and aftermarket services to satisfy their local market consumption requirements.

Our Asian operations enable us to provide local manufacturing and design services and a more competitive cost structure in the Asian market; and serve as a low cost manufacturing source for new and existing customers in the global market.

Our Latin American operations located in Mexico enable us to provide a low cost manufacturing source for new and existing customers principally in the U.S. marketplace. Our Latin American operations located in Brazil provide customers with manufacturing services to satisfy their local market consumption requirements.

See “Risk Factors — We derive a majority of our revenue from our international operations, which may be subject to a number of risks and often require more management time and expense to achieve profitability than our domestic operations” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”

Competition

Our business is highly competitive. We compete against numerous domestic and foreign electronic manufacturing services and design providers, including Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Celestica, Inc., Flextronics International Ltd., Hon-Hai Precision Industry

 

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Co., Ltd., Plexus Corp. and Sanmina-SCI Corporation. In addition, past consolidation in our industry has resulted in larger and more geographically diverse competitors who have significant combined resources with which to compete against us. Also, we may in the future encounter competition from other large electronic manufacturers, and manufacturers that are focused solely on design and manufacturing services, that are selling, or may begin to sell electronics manufacturing services. Most of our competitors have international operations and significant financial resources and some have substantially greater manufacturing, R&D and marketing resources than we have.

We also face competition from the manufacturing operations of our current and potential customers, who are continually evaluating the merits of manufacturing products internally against the advantages of outsourcing. In the past, some of our customers moved a portion of their manufacturing from us in order to more fully utilize their excess internal manufacturing capacity.

We may be operating at a cost disadvantage compared to competitors who have greater direct buying power from component suppliers, distributors and raw material suppliers who have lower cost structures as a result of their geographic location or the services they provide or who are willing to make sales or provide services at lower margins than we do (including relationships where our competitors are willing to accept a lower margin from certain of their customers for whom they perform other higher margin business). As a result, competitors may procure a competitive advantage and obtain business from our customers. Our manufacturing processes are generally not subject to significant proprietary protection. In addition, companies with greater resources or a greater market presence may enter our market or increase their competition with us. We also expect our competitors to continue to improve their current portfolio of product or service offerings, to reduce the sales prices of their current products or services and to introduce new products or services that may offer greater performance or improved pricing. Any of these developments could cause a decline in our sales, loss of market acceptance of our products or services, compression of our profits or loss of our market share. See “Risk Factors — We compete with numerous other electronic manufacturing services and design providers and others, including our current and potential customers who may decide to manufacture some or all of their products internally.”

Backlog

Our order backlog at August 31, 2012 was valued at approximately $5.1 billion, compared to approximately $4.3 billion at August 31, 2011. Although our backlog consists of firm purchase orders, the level of backlog at any particular time may not be necessarily indicative of future sales. Given the nature of our relationships with our customers, we frequently allow our customers to cancel or reschedule deliveries, and therefore, backlog is not a meaningful indicator of future financial results. Although we may seek to negotiate fees to cover the costs of such cancellations or rescheduling, we may not always be successful in such negotiations. See “Risk Factors — Most of our customers do not commit to long-term production schedules, which makes it difficult for us to schedule production and capital expenditures, and to maximize the efficiency of our manufacturing capacity.”

Seasonality

Production levels for a portion of the DMS and HVS segments are subject to seasonal influences. We may realize greater net revenue during our first fiscal quarter due to higher demand for consumer related products manufactured in the DMS and HVS segments during the holiday selling season.

Components Procurement

We procure components from a broad group of suppliers, determined on an assembly-by-assembly basis. Almost all of the products we manufacture require one or more components that are only available from a single supplier. Some of these components are allocated from time to time by the supplier in response to supply shortages. In some cases, supply shortages will substantially curtail production of all assemblies using a particular component. A supply shortage can also increase our cost of goods sold, as a result of our having to pay higher prices for components in limited supply, and cause us to have to redesign or reconfigure products to accommodate a substitute component. In addition, at various times industry-wide shortages of electronic components have occurred, particularly of semiconductor, relay and capacitor products. We believe these past shortages were due to increased economic activity following recessionary conditions and natural disasters (such as the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the flooding in Thailand in the second half of 2011). In the past, such circumstances have produced insignificant levels of short-term interruption of our operations, but they could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations in the future. Our production of a customer’s product could be negatively impacted by any quality or reliability issues with any of our component suppliers. The financial condition of our suppliers could affect their ability to supply us with components which could have a material adverse effect on our operations. See “Risk Factors — We depend on a limited number of suppliers for components that are critical to our manufacturing processes. A shortage of these components or an increase in their price could interrupt our operations and reduce our profits, increase our inventory carrying costs, increase our risk of exposure to inventory obsolescence and cause us to purchase components of a lesser quality.”

Proprietary Rights

We regard certain of our manufacturing processes and electronic designs as proprietary intellectual property. To protect our proprietary rights, we rely largely upon a combination of intellectual property laws, non-disclosure agreements with our customers,

 

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employees, and suppliers and our internal security systems, policies and procedures. Although we take steps to protect our intellectual property, misappropriation may still occur. Historically, for strategic reasons, we have not sought patent protection for many of our proprietary processes, designs or other patentable intellectual property. We currently have a relatively modest number of solely owned and jointly held patents for various innovations, and we believe that our product research and design activities and related manufacturing process developments may result in growth of our patent portfolio and its importance to us, particularly as we expand our business activities. Other important factors include the knowledge and experience of our management and personnel and our ability to develop, enhance and market manufacturing services.

We license some technology and intellectual property rights from third parties that we use in providing manufacturing and design services to our customers. Generally, the license agreements which govern such third party technology and intellectual property rights grant us to the right to use the subject technology anywhere in the world and will terminate upon a material breach by us.

We believe that our electronic designs and manufacturing processes do not infringe on the proprietary rights of third parties. However, if third parties successfully assert infringement claims against us with respect to past, current or future designs or processes, we could be required to enter into an expensive royalty arrangement, develop non-infringing designs or processes, discontinue use of the infringing design or processes, or engage in costly litigation. See “Risk Factors — We may not be able to maintain our engineering, technological and manufacturing process expertise,” “Risk Factors — Our regular manufacturing processes and services may result in exposure to intellectual property infringement and other claims,” “Risk Factors — The success of our turnkey solution activities depends in part on our ability to obtain, protect and leverage intellectual property rights to our designs” and “Risk Factors — Intellectual property infringement claims against our customers, our suppliers or us could harm our business.”

Employees

As of August 31, 2012, we employed approximately 141,000 people worldwide. None of our domestic employees are represented by a labor union. In certain international locations, our employees are represented by labor unions and by works councils. We have never experienced a significant work stoppage or strike and we believe that our employee relations are good.

Geographic Information

The information regarding net revenue and long-lived assets set forth in Note 11 — “Concentration of Risk and Segment Data” to the Consolidated Financial Statements, is hereby incorporated by reference into this Part I, Item 1.

Environmental

We are subject to a variety of federal, state, local and foreign environmental, health and safety, product stewardship and producer responsibility laws and regulations, including those relating to the use, storage, discharge and disposal of hazardous chemicals used during our manufacturing process, those governing worker health and safety, those requiring design changes, supply chain investigation or conformity assessments or those relating to the recycling or reuse of products we manufacture. If we fail to comply with any present and future regulations, we could become subject to liabilities, and we could face fines or penalties, the suspension of production, or prohibitions on sales of products we manufacture. In addition, such regulations could restrict our ability to expand our facilities or could require us to acquire costly equipment, or to incur other significant expenses, including expenses associated with the recall of any non-compliant product or with changes in our operational, procurement and inventory management activities. See “Risk Factors – Compliance or the failure to comply with current and future environmental, health and safety, product stewardship and producer responsibility laws or regulations could cause us significant expense.”

Executive Officers of the Registrant

Executive officers are appointed by the Board of Directors and serve at the discretion of the Board. Each executive officer is a full-time employee of Jabil. There are no family relationships among our executive officers and directors. There are no arrangements or understandings between any of our executive officers and any other persons pursuant to which any of such executive officers were selected. Below is a list of our executive officers as of the most recent practicable date.

Forbes I.J. Alexander (age 52) was named Chief Financial Officer in September 2004. Mr. Alexander joined Jabil in 1993 as Controller of Jabil’s Scottish operation and was promoted to Assistant Treasurer in April 1996. Mr. Alexander was Treasurer from November 1996 to August 2004. Prior to joining Jabil, Mr. Alexander was Financial Controller of Tandy Electronics European Manufacturing Operations in Scotland and has held various financial positions with Hewlett Packard and Apollo Computer. Mr. Alexander is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants. He holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland.

Sergio Cadavid (age 56) joined Jabil as Treasurer in June 2006. Prior to joining Jabil, Mr. Cadavid was Corporate Assistant Treasurer for Owens-Illinois, Inc. in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Cadavid joined Owens – Illinois, Inc. in 1988 and held various financial and administrative positions in the U.S., Italy and Colombia. He has also held various positions with The Quaker Oats Company, Arthur Andersen & Co. and J.M. Family Enterprises, Inc. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Florida and a B.B.A. from Florida International University.

 

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Hwai Hai “HH” Chiang (age 50) was named Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, Materials Technology Services in November 2011. Mr. Chiang joined Taiwan Green Point (subsequently acquired by Jabil in 2007) in 1998 and served in Research and Development, Sales, Engineering, Production and business ownership roles until 2003. Mr. Chiang served as General Manager of Taiwan Green Point from 2003 to 2007 and as Senior Vice President of Mobility and Materials Technology Services until 2011. Prior to joining Taiwan Green Point, Mr. Chiang was employed by Gintic Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore, where he studied thin-wall molding and other manufacturing processes essential to the mobile phone industry. He holds a Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Michael Dastoor (age 47) was named Senior Vice President, Controller in July 2010. Mr. Dastoor joined Jabil in 2000 as Regional Controller — Asia Pacific and was named Controller in June 2004. Prior to joining Jabil, Mr. Dastoor was a Regional Financial Controller for Inchcape PLC. Mr. Dastoor joined Inchcape in 1993. He holds a degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Bombay. Mr. Dastoor is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Hartmut Liebel (age 49) was named Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, Aftermarket Services in April 2010. Mr. Liebel joined Jabil in 2002 as Vice President, Global Services. He was appointed as President of the Aftermarket Services Division in 2004. Prior to joining Jabil, he served as Director of Business Development in the power conversion and communication subsystems group at Emerson Electric (formerly Artesyn Technologies). He has also held positions as Assistant Treasurer of W.R. Grace, and as Vice President-Capital Markets at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. Liebel received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and holds the Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Timothy L. Main(1) (age 55) has served as Chief Executive Officer of Jabil since September 2000, as President since January 1999 and as a director since October 1999. He joined Jabil in April 1987 as a Production Control Manager, was promoted to Operations Manager in September 1987, to Project Manager in July 1989, to Vice President Business Development in May 1991, and to Senior Vice President, Business Development in August 1996. Prior to joining Jabil, Mr. Main was a commercial lending officer, international division for the National Bank of Detroit. He holds a B.S. from Michigan State University and Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).

Mark Mondello(1) (age 48) was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in November 2002. Mr. Mondello joined Jabil in 1992 as a manufacturing supervisor and was promoted to Project Manager in 1993. Mr. Mondello was named Vice President, Business Development in 1997 and served as Senior Vice President, Business Development from January 1999 through November 2002. Prior to joining Jabil, Mr. Mondello served as project manager on commercial and defense-related aerospace programs for Moog, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida.

William D. Muir, Jr. (age 44) was named Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, Global Manufacturing Services Group in April 2010. Mr. Muir joined Jabil in 1992 as a Quality Engineer and has served in management positions including Senior Director of Operations for Florida, Michigan, Guadalajara, and Chihuahua; was promoted to Vice President, Operations-Americas in February 2001, was named Vice President, Global Business Units in November 2002 and Senior Vice President, Regional President — Asia in September 2004. Mr. Muir recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, EMS Division from September 2007 to April 2010. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Florida.

Robert L. Paver (age 56) joined Jabil as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 1997. Prior to joining Jabil, Mr. Paver was a trial lawyer and partner with the law firm of Holland & Knight. Mr. Paver has served as an adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law and guest lecturer at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He holds a B.A. from the University of Florida and a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law.

 

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Effective March 1, 2013, Mr. Main will retire from the Company and will no longer be considered an “executive officer” (he will continue to serve as a director) and Mr. Mondello will become the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on that date.

 

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Item 1A: Risk Factors

As referenced, this Annual Report on Form 10-K includes certain forward-looking statements regarding various matters. The ultimate correctness of those forward-looking statements is dependent upon a number of known and unknown risks and events, and is subject to various uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be different from those expressed or implied by those statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on those forward-looking statements. The following important factors, among others, as well as those factors set forth in our other SEC filings from time to time, could affect future results and events, causing results and events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements.

Our operating results may fluctuate due to a number of factors, many of which are beyond our control.

Our annual and quarterly operating results are affected by a number of factors, including:

 

   

adverse changes in current macro-economic conditions, both in the U.S. and internationally;

 

   

how well we execute on our strategy and operating plans, and the impact of changes in our business model;

 

   

the level and timing of customer orders;

 

   

the level of capacity utilization of our manufacturing facilities and associated fixed costs;

 

   

the composition of the costs of revenue between materials, labor and manufacturing overhead;

 

   

price competition;

 

   

changes in demand for our products or services;

 

   

changes in demand in our customers’ end markets;

 

   

our exposure to financially troubled customers;

 

   

our level of experience in manufacturing particular products;

 

   

the degree of automation used in our assembly process;

 

   

the efficiencies achieved in managing inventories and fixed assets;

 

   

fluctuations in materials costs and availability of materials;

 

   

adverse changes in political conditions, both in the U.S. and internationally, including among other things, adverse changes in tax laws and rates (and government interpretations thereof), adverse changes in trade policies and adverse changes in fiscal and monetary policies;

 

   

seasonality in customers’ product demand; and

 

   

the timing of expenditures in anticipation of increased sales, customer product delivery requirements and shortages of components or labor.

The volume and timing of orders placed by our customers vary due to variation in demand for our customers’ products; our customers’ attempts to manage their inventory; electronic design changes; changes in our customers’ manufacturing strategies; and acquisitions of or consolidations among our customers. In addition, our sales associated with consumer related products are subject to seasonal influences. We may realize greater revenue during our first fiscal quarter due to high demand for consumer related products during the holiday selling season. In the past, changes in customer orders that reduce net revenue have had a significant effect on our results of operations as a result of our overhead remaining relatively fixed while our net revenue decreased. Any one or a combination of these factors could adversely affect our annual and quarterly results of operations in the future. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Results of Operations.”

Because we depend on a limited number of customers, a reduction in sales to any one of our customers could cause a significant decline in our revenue.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012, our five largest customers accounted for approximately 48% of our net revenue and our 54 largest customers accounted for approximately 90% of our net revenue. We currently depend, and expect to continue to depend, upon a relatively small number of customers for a significant percentage of our net revenue and upon their growth, viability and financial stability. In addition, given the relatively large size of our customers and the business we currently do with them and may do in the future for these customers, this dependence may increase in the future. If any of our customers experience a decline in the demand for their products due to economic or other forces, they may reduce their purchases from us or terminate their relationship with us. Our customers’ industries have experienced rapid technological change, shortening of product life cycles, consolidation, and pricing and margin pressures. Consolidation among our customers may further reduce the number of customers that generate a

 

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significant percentage of our net revenue and exposes us to increased risks relating to dependence on a small number of customers. A significant reduction in sales to any of our customers or a customer exerting significant pricing and margin pressures on us could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations. In the past, some of our customers have terminated their manufacturing arrangements with us or have significantly reduced or delayed the volume of design, production or product management services ordered from us, including moving a portion of their manufacturing from us in order to more fully utilize their excess internal manufacturing capacity, which could again happen in the future.

During past economic cycles, our revenue declined as consumers and businesses postponed spending in response to tighter credit, negative financial news, declines in income or asset values or general uncertainty about global economic conditions. These economic conditions had a negative impact on our results of operations and similar conditions may exist in the future. We cannot assure you that present or future customers will not terminate their design, production and product management services arrangements with us or significantly change, reduce or delay the amount of services ordered from us. If they do, it could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations. In addition, if one or more of our customers were to become insolvent or otherwise were unable to pay for the services provided by us on a timely basis, or at all, our operating results and financial condition could be adversely affected. In addition, our operating results and financial condition could be adversely affected by the potential recovery by the bankruptcy estate of amounts previously paid to us by a customer that later became insolvent that are deemed a preference under bankruptcy law. Such adverse effects could include one or more of the following: a decline in revenue, a charge for bad debts, a charge for inventory write-offs, a decrease in inventory turns, an increase in days in inventory and an increase in days in accounts receivable.

Certain of the industries to which we provide services have experienced significant financial difficulty during the recent recession, with some of the participants filing for bankruptcy. Such significant financial difficulty has negatively affected our business and, if further experienced by one or more of our customers, may further negatively affect our business due to the decreased demand of these financially distressed customers, the potential inability of these companies to make full payment on amounts owed to us, or both. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors — We face certain risks in collecting our trade accounts receivable.”

Our customers face numerous competitive challenges, such as decreasing demand from their customers, rapid technological change and short life cycles for their products, which may materially adversely affect their business, and also ours.

Factors affecting the industries that utilize our services in general, and our customers specifically, could seriously harm our customers and, as a result, us. These factors include:

 

   

recessionary periods in our customers’ markets, as well as in the global economy in general;

 

   

the inability of our customers to adapt to rapidly changing technology and evolving industry standards, which contributes to short product life cycles;

 

   

the inability of our customers to develop and market their products, some of which are new and untested;

 

   

the potential that our customers’ products become obsolete;

 

   

the failure of our customers’ products to gain widespread commercial acceptance;

 

   

increased competition among our customers and their respective competitors which may result in a loss of business or a reduction in pricing power for our customers; and

 

   

new product offerings by our customers’ competitors may prove to be more successful than our customers’ product offerings.

Also, our HVS segment, particularly the mobility business, is highly dependent on the consumer products industry. This business is very competitive and often subject to shorter product lifecycles, shifting end-user preferences, higher revenue volatility and programs that may be shifted among competitors in our industry. As a result, our exposure to this end market could adversely affect our results of operations.

At times our customers have been, and may be in the future, unsuccessful in addressing these competitive challenges, or any others that they may face, and their business has been, and may be in the future, materially adversely affected. As a result, the demand for our services has at times declined and may decline in the future. Even if our customers are successful in responding to these challenges, their responses may have consequences which affect our business relationships with our customers (and possibly our results of operations) by altering our production cycles and inventory management.

 

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The success of our business is dependent on both our ability to independently keep pace with technological changes and competitive conditions in our industry, and also our ability to effectively adapt our services in response to our customers keeping pace with technological changes and competitive conditions in their respective industries.

If we are unable to offer technologically advanced, cost effective, quick response manufacturing services that are differentiated from our competition, demand for our services will decline. In addition, if we are unable to offer services in response to our customers’ changing requirements, then demand for our services will also decline. A substantial portion of our net revenue is derived from our offering of complete service solutions for our customers. For example, if we fail to maintain high-quality design and engineering services, our net revenue may significantly decline.

Consolidation in industries that utilize our services may adversely affect our business.

Consolidation in industries that utilize our services may further increase as companies combine to achieve further economies of scale and other synergies, which could result in an increase in excess manufacturing capacity as companies seek to divest manufacturing operations or eliminate duplicative product lines. Excess manufacturing capacity may increase pricing and competitive pressures for our industry as a whole and for us in particular. Consolidation could also result in an increasing number of very large companies offering products in multiple industries. The significant purchasing power and market power of these large companies could increase pricing and competitive pressures for us. If one of our customers is acquired by another company that does not rely on us to provide services and has its own production facilities or relies on another provider of similar services, we may lose that customer’s business. Such consolidation among our customers may further reduce the number of customers that generate a significant percentage of our net revenue and exposes us to increased risks relating to dependence on a small number of customers. Any of the foregoing results of industry consolidation could adversely affect our business.

Most of our customers do not commit to long-term production schedules, which makes it difficult for us to schedule production and capital expenditures, and to maximize the efficiency of our manufacturing capacity.

The volume and timing of sales to our customers may vary due to:

 

   

variation in demand for our customers’ products;

 

   

our customers’ attempts to manage their inventory;

 

   

electronic design changes;

 

   

changes in our customers’ manufacturing strategy; and

 

   

acquisitions of or consolidations among customers.

Due in part to these factors, most of our customers do not commit to firm production schedules for more than one quarter. Our inability to forecast the level of customer orders with certainty makes it difficult to schedule production and maximize utilization of manufacturing capacity. In the past, we have been required to increase staffing and other expenses in order to meet the anticipated demand of our customers. Anticipated orders from many of our customers have, in the past, failed to materialize, delivery schedules have been deferred or production has unexpectedly decreased, slowed down or stopped as a result of changes in our customers’ business needs, thereby adversely affecting our results of operations. On other occasions, our customers have required rapid increases in production, which have placed an excessive burden on our resources. Such customer order fluctuations and deferrals have had a material adverse effect on us in the past and we may experience such effects in the future. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” In addition to our difficulty in forecasting customer orders, we sometimes experience difficulty forecasting the timing of our receipt of revenue and earnings following commencement of manufacturing an additional product for new or existing customers. The necessary process to begin this commencement of manufacturing can take from several months to more than a year before production begins. Delays in the completion of this process can delay the timing of our sales and related earnings. In addition, because we make capital expenditures during this ramping process and do not typically recognize revenue until after we produce and ship the customer’s products, any delays or unanticipated costs in the ramping process may have a significant adverse effect on our cash flows and our results of operations.

Our customers may cancel their orders, change production quantities, delay production or change their sourcing strategy.

Our industry must provide increasingly rapid product turnaround for its customers. We generally do not obtain firm, long-term purchase commitments from our customers and we continue to experience reduced lead-times in customer orders. Customers have previously canceled their orders, changed production quantities, delayed production and changed their sourcing strategy for a number of reasons, and may do one or more of these in the future. Such changes, delays and cancellations have led to, and may lead in the future to a decline in our production and our possession of excess or obsolete inventory that we may not be able to sell to customers or third parties. This has resulted in, and could result in future additional, write downs of inventories that have become obsolete or exceed anticipated demand or net realizable value.

The success of our customers’ products in the market affects our business. Cancellations, reductions, delays or changes in sourcing strategy by a significant customer or by a group of customers have negatively impacted, and could further negatively impact in the future, our operating results by reducing the number of products that we sell, delaying the payment to us for inventory that we purchased and reducing the use of our manufacturing facilities which have associated fixed costs not dependent on our level of revenue.

 

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In addition, we make significant decisions, including determining the levels of business that we will seek and accept, production schedules, component procurement commitments, personnel needs and other resource requirements, based on our estimate of customer requirements. The following factors, among others, reduce our ability to accurately estimate future customer requirements, forecast operating results and make production planning decisions: the short-term nature of our customers’ commitments; their uncertainty about, among other things, future economic conditions and other events, such as the flooding in Thailand in the second half of 2011; and the possibility of rapid changes in demand for their products.

On occasion, customers may require rapid increases in production, which can stress our resources and reduce operating margins. In addition, because many of our costs and operating expenses are relatively fixed, a reduction in customer demand can harm our gross profits and operating results.

We depend on a limited number of suppliers for components that are critical to our manufacturing processes. A shortage of these components or an increase in their price could interrupt our operations and reduce our profits, increase our inventory carrying costs, increase our risk of exposure to inventory obsolescence and cause us to purchase components of a lesser quality.

Most of our significant long-term customer contracts permit quarterly or other periodic adjustments to pricing based on decreases and increases in component prices and other factors; however, we typically bear the risk of component price increases that occur between any such re-pricings or, if such re-pricing is not permitted, during the balance of the term of the particular customer contract. Accordingly, certain component price increases could adversely affect our gross profit margins.

Almost all of the products we manufacture require one or more components that are only available from a single source. Some of these components are allocated from time to time in response to supply shortages. In some cases, supply shortages will substantially curtail production of all assemblies using a particular component. A supply shortage can also increase our cost of goods sold, as a result of our having to pay higher prices for components in limited supply, and cause us to have to redesign or reconfigure products to accommodate a substitute component. At various times industry-wide shortages of electronic components have occurred, particularly of semiconductor, relay and capacitor products. We believe these past shortages were due to increased economic activity following recessionary conditions. In addition, natural disasters and global events, such as the flooding in Thailand in the second half of 2011, could cause material shortages. In the past, such circumstances have produced insignificant levels of short-term interruption of our operations, but could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations in the future. Our production of a customer’s product could be negatively impacted by any quality or reliability issues with any of our component suppliers. The financial condition of our suppliers could affect their ability to supply us with components and their ability to satisfy any warranty obligations they may have, which could have a material adverse effect on our operations.

If a component shortage is threatened or we anticipate one, we may purchase such component early to avoid a delay or interruption in our operations. A possible result of such an early purchase is that we may incur additional inventory carrying costs, for which we may not be compensated, and have a heightened risk of exposure to inventory obsolescence, the cost of which may not be recoverable from our customers. Such costs would adversely affect our gross profit and net income. A component shortage may also require us to look to second tier vendors or to procure components through brokers with whom we are not familiar. These components may be of lesser quality than those we have historically purchased and could cause us to incur costs to bring such components up to our typical quality levels or to replace defective ones. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Business — Components Procurement.”

Introducing programs requiring implementation of new competencies, including new process technology within our mechanical operations or other operations, could affect our operations and financial results.

The introduction of programs requiring implementation of new competencies, including new process technology within our mechanical operations or other operations, presents challenges in addition to opportunities. Deployment of such programs may require us to invest significant resources and capital in facilities, equipment and/or personnel. We may not meet our customers’ expectations or otherwise execute properly or in a cost-efficient manner, which could damage our customer relationships and result in remedial costs or the loss of our invested capital and anticipated revenues and profits. In addition, there are risks of market acceptance and product performance that could result in less demand than anticipated and our having excess capacity. The failure to ensure that our agreed terms appropriately reflect the anticipated costs, risks, and rewards of such an opportunity could adversely affect our profitability. If we do not meet one or more of these challenges, our operations and financial results could be adversely affected.

 

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Customer relationships with emerging companies may present more risks than with established companies.

Customer relationships with emerging companies present special risks because such companies do not have an extensive product history. As a result, there is less demonstration of market acceptance of their products making it harder for us to anticipate needs and requirements than with established customers. In addition, due to the current economic environment, additional funding for such companies may be more difficult to obtain and these customer relationships may not continue or materialize to the extent we planned or we previously experienced. As a result of many start-up customers’ lack of prior operations and unproven product markets, our credit risk, especially in trade accounts receivable and inventories, and the risk that these customers will be unable to fulfill their potentially significant obligation to indemnify us from various liabilities are potentially increased. These risks are also heightened by the recent tightening of financing for start-up customers. Although we perform ongoing credit evaluations of our customers and adjust our allowance for doubtful accounts receivable for all customers, including start-up customers, based on the information available, these allowances may not be adequate. This risk may exist for any new emerging company customers in the future. Finally, as a result of, among other things, these emerging companies tending to be smaller and less financially secure, we have faced and may face in the future increased litigation risk from these companies.

We compete with numerous other electronic manufacturing services and design providers and others, including our current and potential customers who may decide to manufacture some or all of their products internally.

Our business is highly competitive. We compete against numerous domestic and foreign electronic manufacturing services and design providers, including Benchmark Electronics, Inc., Celestica, Inc., Flextronics International Ltd., Hon-Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Plexus Corp. and Sanmina-SCI Corporation. In addition, past consolidation in our industry has resulted in larger and more geographically diverse competitors who have significant combined resources with which to compete against us. Also, we may in the future encounter competition from other large electronic manufacturers, and manufacturers that are focused solely on design and manufacturing services, that are selling, or may begin to sell electronics manufacturing services. Most of our competitors have international operations and significant financial resources and some have substantially greater manufacturing, R&D and marketing resources than we have. These competitors may:

 

   

respond more quickly to new or emerging technologies;

 

   

have greater name recognition, critical mass and geographic market presence;

 

   

be better able to take advantage of acquisition opportunities;

 

   

adapt more quickly to changes in customer requirements;

 

   

devote greater resources to the development, promotion and sale of their services;

 

   

be better positioned to compete on price for their services, as a result of any combination of lower labor costs, lower components costs, lower facilities costs, lower operating costs or lower taxes; and

 

   

have excess capacity, and be better able to utilize such excess capacity, which may reduce the cost of their product or service.

We also face competition from the manufacturing operations of our current and potential customers, who are continually evaluating the merits of manufacturing products internally against the advantages of outsourcing. In the past, some of our customers moved a portion of their manufacturing from us in order to more fully utilize their excess internal manufacturing capacity.

We may be operating at a cost disadvantage compared to competitors who have greater direct buying power from component suppliers, distributors and raw material suppliers or who have lower cost structures as a result of their geographic location or the services they provide or who are willing to make sales or provide services at lower margins than we do (including relationships where our competitors are willing to accept a lower margin from certain of their customers for whom they perform other higher margin business). As a result, competitors may procure a competitive advantage and obtain business from our customers. Our manufacturing processes are generally not subject to significant proprietary protection. In addition, companies with greater resources or a greater market presence may enter our market or increase their competition with us. We also expect our competitors to continue to improve the performance of their current products or services, to reduce the sales prices of their current products or services and to introduce new products or services that may offer greater performance and improved pricing. Any of these developments could cause a decline in our sales, loss of market acceptance of our products or services, compression of our profits or loss of our market share.

The economies of the U.S., Europe and certain countries in Asia are, or have been, in a recession.

There was an erosion of global consumer confidence amidst concerns over declining asset values, inflation, volatility in energy costs, geopolitical issues, the availability and cost of credit, high unemployment, and the stability and solvency of financial institutions, financial markets, businesses, and sovereign nations. These concerns slowed global economic growth and resulted in recessions in many countries, including in the U.S., Europe and certain countries in Asia. Even though we have seen signs of an overall economic recovery, such recovery may be weak and/or short-lived and recessionary conditions may return. Recent developments in the European Union, including concerns over the solvency of certain European Union countries and of financial institutions that have significant direct or indirect exposure to debt issued by those countries, could significantly affect the U.S. and international debt and capital markets, as well as the demand for the products of certain of our customers with significant exposure to European end markets.

 

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If any of these potential negative economic conditions occur, a number of negative effects on our business could result, including customers or potential customers reducing or delaying orders, increased pricing pressures, the insolvency of key suppliers, which could result in production delays, the inability of customers to obtain credit, and the insolvency of one or more customers. Thus, these economic conditions (1) could negatively impact our ability to (a) forecast customer demand, (b) effectively manage inventory levels, including our ability to limit our possession of excess or obsolete inventory, and (c) collect receivables in a timely manner, if at all; (2) could increase our need for cash; and (3) have negatively impacted, and could negatively impact in the future, our net revenue and profitability and the value of certain of our properties and other assets. Depending on the length of time that these conditions exist, they may cause future additional negative effects, including some of those listed above.

The financial markets have experienced significant turmoil, which may adversely affect financial arrangements we may need to enter into, refinance or repay.

Credit market turmoil effects could negatively impact the counterparties to our forward exchange contracts and trade accounts receivable securitization and sale programs; our lenders under the amended and restated senior unsecured five-year revolving credit facility (the “Amended and Restated Credit Facility”) entered into on March 19, 2012; and our lenders under various foreign subsidiary credit facilities. These potential negative impacts could potentially limit our ability to borrow under these financing agreements, contracts, facilities and programs. In addition, if we attempt to obtain future additional financing, such as renewing or refinancing our $300.0 million asset-backed securitization program expiring on October 21, 2014, our $200.0 million foreign asset-backed securitization program expiring on May 15, 2015, our $40.0 million uncommitted trade accounts receivable sale program expiring on June 1, 2015 (though either party can elect to cancel the agreement by giving prior written notification to the other party of no less than 30 days) or our $250.0 million uncommitted trade accounts receivable sale program (either party can elect to cancel the agreement by giving prior written notification to the other party of no less than 30 days), the effects of the credit market turmoil could negatively impact our ability to obtain such financing. Finally, the credit market turmoil has negatively impacted certain of our customers and certain of their customers. These impacts could have several consequences which could have a negative effect on our results of operations, including one or more of the following: a negative impact on our liquidity, including potentially insufficient cash flows to support our operations; a decrease in demand for our services; a decrease in demand for our customers’ products; and bad debt charges or inventory write-offs.

Our business could be adversely affected by any delays, or increased costs, resulting from issues that our common carriers are dealing with in transporting our materials, our products, or both.

We rely on a variety of common carriers to transport our materials from our suppliers to us, and to transport our products from us to our customers. Problems suffered by any of these common carriers, whether due to a natural disaster, labor problem, increased energy prices, criminal activity or some other issue, could result in shipping delays, increased costs, or other supply chain disruptions, and could therefore have a material adverse effect on our operations.

We derive a majority of our revenue from our international operations, which may be subject to a number of risks and often require more management time and expense to achieve profitability than our domestic operations.

We derived 85.6% of net revenue from international operations during fiscal year 2012 compared to 86.0% during fiscal year 2011. At August 31, 2012, we operate outside the U.S. in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Vienna, Austria; Hasselt, Belgium; Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Sorocaba and Valinhos, Brazil; Calgary and Toronto, Canada; Beijing, Huangpu, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Tianjin, Wuxi and Yantai, China; Coventry and Solihull England; Brest and Gallargues, France; Boblingen and Jena, Germany; Pecs, Szombathely and Tiszaujvaros, Hungary; Gurgoan, Jaipur, Mumbai and Ranjangaon, India; Dublin, Ireland; Tel Aviv, Israel; Bergamo and Marcianise, Italy; Gotemba, Hachiouji and Tokyo, Japan; Penang and Selangor, Malaysia; Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Nogales and Reynosa, Mexico; Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Venray, The Netherlands; Bydgoszcz and Kwidzyn, Poland; Tver, Russia; Ayr and Livingston, Scotland; Alexandra, Tampines and Toa Payoh, Singapore; Sungnam-si, South Korea; Hsinchu, Taichung and Taipei, Taiwan; Ankara, Turkey; Uzhgorod, Ukraine; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We continually consider additional opportunities to make foreign acquisitions and construct and open new foreign facilities. Our international operations are, have been and may be subject to a number of risks, including:

 

   

difficulties in staffing and managing foreign operations;

 

   

less flexible employee relationships that can be difficult and expensive to terminate;

 

   

rising labor costs, in particular within the lower-cost regions in which we operate, which we may be unable to recover in our pricing to our customers;

 

   

labor unrest and dissatisfaction, including potential labor strikes;

 

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increased scrutiny by the media and other third parties of labor practices within our industry (including but not limited to working conditions, compliance with employment and labor laws and compensation) which may result in allegations of violations, more stringent and burdensome labor laws and regulations, increased strictness and inconsistency in the enforcement and interpretation of such laws and regulations, higher labor costs, and/or loss of revenues if our customers become dissatisfied with our labor practices and diminish or terminate their relationship with us;

 

   

burdens of complying with a wide variety of foreign laws, including those relating to export and import duties, domestic and foreign import and export controls (including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), regulation by the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security under the EAR), trade barriers (including quotas), environmental policies and privacy issues;

 

   

less favorable, or relatively undefined, intellectual property laws;

 

   

unexpected changes in regulatory requirements and laws or government or judicial interpretations of such regulatory requirements and laws and adverse trade policies, and adverse changes to any of the policies of either the U.S. or any of the foreign jurisdictions in which we operate;

 

   

adverse changes in tax rates and the manner in which the U.S. and other countries tax multinational companies or interpret their tax laws (see “Risk Factors — We are subject to the risk of increased taxes”);

 

   

inability to utilize net operating losses incurred by our foreign operations against future income in the same jurisdiction;

 

   

political and economic instability (including acts of terrorism, widespread criminal activities and outbreaks of war);

 

   

risk of governmental expropriation of our property;

 

   

inadequate infrastructure for our operations (e.g., lack of adequate power, water, transportation and raw materials);

 

   

legal or political constraints on our ability to maintain or increase prices;

 

   

governmental restrictions on the transfer of funds to us from our operations outside the U.S.;

 

   

health concerns and related government actions;

 

   

coordinating our communications and logistics across geographic distances and multiple time zones;

 

   

longer customer payment cycles and difficulty collecting trade accounts receivable;

 

   

fluctuations in currency exchange rates, which could affect local payroll and other expenses (see “Risk Factors — We are subject to risks of currency fluctuations and related hedging operations”); and

 

   

economies that are emerging or developing or that may be subject to greater currency volatility, negative growth, high inflation, limited availability of foreign exchange and other risks (see “Risk Factors — The economies of the U.S., Europe and certain countries in Asia are, or have been, in a recession”).

These factors may harm our results of operations. Also, any measures that we may implement to reduce risks of our international operations may not be effective and may require significant management time and effort. In our experience, entry into new international markets requires considerable management time as well as start-up expenses for market development, hiring and establishing facilities before any significant revenue is generated. As a result, initial operations in a new market may operate at low margins or may be unprofitable.

Another significant legal risk resulting from our international operations is the risk of non-compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the United Kingdom Bribery Act (“ACT”). In many foreign countries, particularly in those with developing economies, it may be a local custom that businesses operating in such countries engage in business practices that are prohibited by the FCPA, the ACT or other U.S. or foreign laws and regulations. Although we have implemented policies and procedures designed to cause compliance with the FCPA, the ACT and similar laws, there can be no assurance that all of our employees and agents, as well as those companies to which we outsource certain of our business operations, will not take actions in violation of our policies. Any such violation, even if prohibited by our policies, could have a material adverse effect on our operations.

If we do not manage our growth effectively, our profitability could decline.

Areas of our business at times experience periods of rapid growth which can place considerable additional demands upon our management team and our operational, financial and management information systems. Our ability to manage growth effectively requires us to continue to implement and improve these systems; avoid cost overruns; maintain customer, supplier and other favorable business relationships during possible transition periods; continue to develop the management skills of our managers and supervisors; adapt relatively quickly to new markets or technologies and continue to train, motivate and manage our employees. Our failure to effectively manage growth could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”

 

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We have on occasion not achieved, and may not in the future achieve, expected profitability from our acquisitions.

We cannot assure you that we will be able to successfully integrate the operations and management of our recent acquisitions. Similarly, we cannot assure you that we will be able to (1) identify future strategic acquisitions and adequately conduct due diligence, (2) consummate these potential acquisitions on favorable terms, if at all, or (3) if consummated, successfully integrate the operations and management of future acquisitions. Acquisitions involve significant risks, which could have a material adverse effect on us including:

 

   

Financial risks, such as (1) the payment of a purchase price that exceeds the future value that we may realize from the acquired operations and businesses; (2) an increase in our expenses and working capital requirements, which could reduce our return on invested capital; (3) potential known and unknown liabilities of the acquired businesses, as well as contractually-based time and monetary limitations on a seller’s obligation to indemnify us for such liabilities; (4) costs associated with integrating acquired operations and businesses; (5) the dilutive effect of the issuance of any additional equity securities we issue as consideration for, or to finance, the acquisition; (6) the incurrence of additional debt; (7) the financial impact of incorrectly valuing goodwill and other intangible assets involved in any acquisitions, potential future impairment write-downs of goodwill and indefinite life intangibles and the amortization of other intangible assets; (8) possible adverse tax and accounting effects; and (9) the risk that we spend substantial amounts purchasing these manufacturing facilities and assume significant contractual and other obligations with no guaranteed levels of revenue or that we may have to close or sell acquired facilities at our cost, which may include substantial employee severance costs and asset write-offs, which have resulted, and may result, in our incurring significant losses.

 

   

Operating risks, such as (1) the diversion of management’s attention to the assimilation of the acquired businesses; (2) the risk that the acquired businesses will fail to maintain the quality of services that we have historically provided; (3) the need to implement financial and other systems and add management resources; (4) the need to maintain customer, supplier or other favorable business relationships of acquired operations and restructure or terminate unfavorable relationships; (5) the potential for deficiencies in internal controls of the acquired operations; (6) the inability to attract and retain the employees necessary to support the acquired businesses; (7) unforeseen difficulties (including any unanticipated liabilities) in the acquired operations; and (8) the impact on us of any unionized work force we may acquire or any labor disruptions that might occur.

Most of our acquisitions involve operations outside of the U.S. which are subject to various risks including those described in “Risk Factors — We derive a majority of our revenue from our international operations, which may be subject to a number of risks and often require more management time and expense to achieve profitability than our domestic operations.”

We have acquired and may continue to pursue the acquisition of manufacturing and supply chain management operations from our customers (or potential customers). In these acquisitions, the divesting company will typically enter into a supply arrangement with the acquirer. Therefore, our competitors often also pursue these acquisitions. In addition, certain divesting companies may choose not to offer to sell their operations to us because of our current supply arrangements with other companies or may require terms and conditions that may impact our profitability. If we are unable to attract and consummate some of these acquisition opportunities at favorable terms, our growth and profitability could be adversely impacted.

In addition to those risks listed above, arrangements entered into with these divesting companies typically involve certain other risks, including the following:

 

   

the integration into our business of the acquired assets and facilities may be time-consuming and costly;

 

   

we, rather than the divesting company, may bear the risk of excess capacity;

 

   

we may not achieve anticipated cost reductions and efficiencies;

 

   

we may be unable to meet the expectations of the divesting company as to volume, product quality, timeliness, pricing requirements and cost reductions; and

 

   

if demand for the divesting company’s products declines, it may reduce its volume of purchases and we may not be able to sufficiently reduce the expenses of operating the facility we acquired from it or use such facility to provide services to other customers.

In addition, when acquiring manufacturing operations, we may receive limited commitments to firm production schedules. Accordingly, in these circumstances, we may spend substantial amounts purchasing these manufacturing facilities and assume significant contractual and other obligations with no or insufficient guaranteed levels of revenue. We may also not achieve expected profitability from these arrangements. As a result of these and other risks, these outsourcing opportunities may not be profitable.

We have expanded the primary scope of our acquisitions strategy beyond focusing on acquisition opportunities presented by companies divesting internal manufacturing operations. The more recent trend focuses on pursuing opportunities to acquire smaller EMS competitors who are focused on our key growth areas which include specialized manufacturing, aftermarket services and/or

 

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design operations and other acquisition opportunities complementary to our services offerings. The primary goals of our acquisition strategy are to complement our current capabilities, diversify our business into new industry sectors and with new customers and expand the scope of the services we can offer to our customers. The amount and scope of the risks associated with acquisitions of this type extend beyond those that we have traditionally faced in making acquisitions. These extended risks include greater uncertainties in the financial benefits and potential liabilities associated with this expanded base of acquisitions.

We face risks arising from the restructuring of our operations.

In the past, we have undertaken initiatives to restructure our business operations with the intention of improving utilization and realizing cost savings in the future. These initiatives have included changing the number and location of our production facilities, largely to align our capacity and infrastructure with current and anticipated customer demand. This alignment includes transferring programs from higher cost geographies to lower cost geographies. The process of restructuring entails, among other activities, moving production between facilities, closing facilities, reducing the level of staff, realigning our business processes and reorganizing our management.

We continuously evaluate our operations and cost structure relative to general economic conditions, market demands, tax rates, cost competitiveness and our geographic footprint as it relates to our customers’ production requirements. As a result of this ongoing evaluation, we could initiate future restructuring plans. Restructurings present significant potential risks of events occurring that could adversely affect us, including a decrease in employee morale, delays encountered in finalizing the scope of, and implementing, the restructurings (including extensive consultations concerning potential workforce reductions and obtaining agreements from our affected customers for the relocation of our facilities in certain instances), the failure to achieve targeted cost savings, the failure to meet operational targets and customer requirements due to the loss of employees and any work stoppages that might occur and the strain placed on our financial and management control systems and resources. These risks are further complicated by our extensive international operations, which subject us to different legal and regulatory requirements that govern the extent and speed of our ability to reduce our manufacturing capacity and workforce. In addition, the current global economic conditions may change how governments regulate restructuring as the recent global recession has impacted local economies. Finally, we may have to obtain agreements from our affected customers for the relocation of our facilities in certain instances. Obtaining these agreements, along with the volatility in our customers’ demand, can further delay restructuring activities.

We may not be able to maintain our engineering, technological and manufacturing process expertise.

The markets for our manufacturing and engineering services are characterized by rapidly changing technology and evolving process development. The continued success of our business will depend upon our ability to:

 

   

hire, retain and expand our qualified engineering and technical personnel;

 

   

maintain our technological expertise;

 

   

develop and market manufacturing services that meet changing customer needs; and

 

   

successfully anticipate or respond to technological changes in manufacturing processes on a cost-effective and timely basis.

Although we believe that our operations use the assembly and testing technologies, equipment and processes that are currently required by our customers, we cannot be certain that we will develop the capabilities required by our customers in the future. The emergence of new technology, industry standards or customer requirements may render our equipment, inventory or processes obsolete or noncompetitive. In addition, we may have to acquire new assembly and testing technologies and equipment to remain competitive. The acquisition and implementation of new technologies and equipment may require significant expense or capital investment, which could reduce our operating margins and our operating results. In facilities that we establish or acquire, we may not be able to establish and maintain our engineering, technological and manufacturing process expertise. Our failure to anticipate and adapt to our customers’ changing technological needs and requirements or to hire and retain a sufficient number of engineers and maintain our engineering, technological and manufacturing expertise could have a material adverse effect on our operations.

If our manufacturing processes and services do not comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, or if we manufacture products containing design or manufacturing defects, demand for our services may decline and we may be subject to liability claims.

We manufacture and design products to our customers’ specifications, and, in some cases, our manufacturing processes and facilities may need to comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. For example, medical devices that we manufacture or design, as well as the facilities and manufacturing processes that we use to produce them, are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and non-U.S. counterparts of this agency. Similarly, items we manufacture for customers in the defense and aerospace industries, as well as the processes we use to produce them, are regulated by the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Authority. In addition, our customers’ products and the manufacturing processes and design services that we use to produce them often are highly complex. As a result, products that we manufacture or design may at times contain manufacturing or

 

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design defects, and our processes may be subject to errors or not be in compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Defects in the products we manufacture or design, whether caused by a design, manufacturing or component failure or error, or deficiencies in our manufacturing processes, may result in delayed shipments to customers or reduced or canceled customer orders. If these defects or deficiencies are significant, our business reputation may also be damaged. The failure of the products that we manufacture or our manufacturing processes and facilities to comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements may subject us to regulatory enforcement, legal fines or penalties and, in some cases, require us to shut down, temporarily halt operations or incur considerable expense to correct a manufacturing process or facility. In addition, these defects may result in liability claims against us, expose us to liability to pay for the recall or remanufacture of a product or adversely affect product sales or our reputation. The magnitude of such claims may increase as we expand our medical and aerospace and defense manufacturing services, as defects in medical devices and aerospace and defense systems could seriously harm or kill users of these products and others. Even if our customers are responsible for the defects or defective specifications, they may not, or may not have resources to, assume responsibility for any costs or liabilities arising from these defects, which could expose us to additional liability claims.

We may face heightened liability risks specific to our medical device business as a result of additional healthcare regulatory related compliance requirements and the potential severe consequences that could result from manufacturing defects or malfunctions (e.g., death or serious injury) of the medical devices we manufacture or design.

As a manufacturer and designer of medical devices for our customers, we have compliance requirements in addition to those relating to other areas of our business. We are required to register with the FDA and are subject to periodic inspection by the FDA for compliance with the FDA’s Quality System Regulation (“QSR”) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements, which require manufacturers of medical devices to adhere to certain regulations and to implement design and process manufacturing controls, quality control, labeling, handling and documentation procedures. The FDA, through periodic inspections and product field monitoring, continually reviews and rigorously monitors compliance with these QSR requirements and other applicable regulatory requirements. If any FDA inspection reveals noncompliance, and we do not address the FDA’s concerns to its satisfaction, the FDA may take action against us, including issuing a form noting the FDA’s inspectional observations, a notice of violation or a warning letter, imposing fines, bringing an action against the Company and its officers, requiring a recall of the products we manufactured for our customers, issuing an import detention on products entering the U.S. from an offshore facility or temporarily halting operations at or shutting down a manufacturing facility. If any of these were to occur, our reputation and business could suffer.

In addition, any defects or malfunctions in medical devices we manufacture or in our manufacturing processes and facilities may result in liability claims against us, expose us to liability to pay for the recall or remanufacture of a product, or otherwise adversely affect product sales or our reputation. The magnitude of such claims could be particularly severe as defects in medical devices could cause severe harm or injuries, including death, to users of these products and others.

Our regular manufacturing processes and services may result in exposure to intellectual property infringement and other claims.

Providing manufacturing services can expose us to potential claims that the product design or manufacturing processes infringe third party intellectual property rights. Even though many of our manufacturing services contracts generally require our customers to indemnify us for infringement claims relating to their products, including associated product specifications and designs, a particular customer may not, or may not have the resources to, assume responsibility for such claims. In addition, we may be responsible for claims that our manufacturing processes or components used in manufacturing infringe third party intellectual property rights. Infringement claims could subject us to significant liability for damages, potential injunctive action, or hamper our normal operations such as by interfering with the availability of components and, regardless of merits, could be time-consuming and expensive to resolve.

Our design services and turnkey solutions offerings may result in additional exposure to product liability, intellectual property infringement and other claims, in addition to the business risk of being unable to produce the revenues necessary to profit from these services.

We continue our efforts to offer certain design services, primarily those relating to products that we manufacture for our customers, and we also continue to offer design services related to collaborative design manufacturing. We also offer turnkey solutions for the design and manufacture of end-user products, and product components, as well as related services. Providing such products and services can expose us to different or greater potential liabilities than those we face when providing our regular manufacturing services, including an increase in exposure to potential product liability claims resulting from injuries caused by defects in products we design, as well as potential claims that products we design or supply, or materials or components we use, infringe third party intellectual property rights. Such claims could subject us to significant liability for damages, subject the infringing portion of our business to injunction and, regardless of their merits, could be time-consuming and expensive to resolve. We also may have greater potential exposure from warranty claims and from product recalls due to problems caused by product design. Costs associated with possible product liability claims, intellectual property infringement claims and product recalls could have a material adverse effect on

 

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our results of operations. When providing collaborative design manufacturing or turnkey solutions, we may not be guaranteed revenue needed to recoup or profit from the investment in the resources necessary to design and develop products or provide services. No revenue may be generated from these efforts, particularly if our customers do not approve the designs in a timely manner or at all, or if they do not then purchase anticipated levels of products. Furthermore, contracts may allow the customer to delay or cancel deliveries and may not obligate the customer to any volume of purchases, or may provide for penalties or cancellation of orders if we are late in delivering designs or products. We may also have the responsibility to ensure that products we design or offer satisfy safety and regulatory standards and to obtain any necessary certifications. Failure to timely obtain the necessary approvals or certifications could prevent us from selling these products, which in turn could harm our sales, profitability and reputation.

In our contracts with turnkey solutions customers, we generally provide them with a warranty against defects in our designs. If a turnkey solutions product or component that we design is found to be defective in its design, this may lead to increased warranty claims. Warranty claims may also extend to defects caused by components or materials used in the products but which are provided to us by our suppliers. Although we have product liability insurance coverage, it may not be adequate or may not continue to be available on acceptable terms, in sufficient amounts, or at all. A successful product liability claim in excess of our insurance coverage or any material claim for which insurance coverage was denied or limited and for which indemnification was not available could have a material adverse effect on our operations, results of operations and financial position. Moreover, even if the claim relates to a defect caused by a supplier, we may not be able to get an adequate remedy from the supplier.

The success of our turnkey solution activities depends in part on our ability to obtain, protect and leverage intellectual property rights to our designs.

We strive to obtain and protect certain intellectual property rights to our turnkey solutions designs. We believe that having a significant level of protected proprietary technology gives us a competitive advantage in marketing our services. However, we cannot be certain that the measures that we employ will result in protected intellectual property rights or will result in the prevention of unauthorized use of our technology. If we are unable to obtain and protect intellectual property rights embodied within our designs, this could reduce or eliminate the competitive advantages of our proprietary technology, which would harm our business.

Intellectual property infringement claims against our customers, our suppliers or us could harm our business.

Our turnkey solutions products and services and those of our customers may compete against the products of other companies, many of whom may own the intellectual property rights underlying those products. Such products and services may also infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties that may hold key intellectual property rights in areas in which we operate but which such third parties do not actively provide products or services. Patent clearance or licensing activities, if any, may be inadequate to anticipate and avoid third party claims. As a result, in addition to the risk that we could become subject to claims of intellectual property infringement, our customers or suppliers could become subject to infringement claims. Additionally, customers for our turnkey solutions, or collaborative designs in which we have significant technology contributions, typically require that we indemnify them against the risk of intellectual property infringement. If any claims are brought against us or against our customers for such infringement, regardless of their merits, we could be required to expend significant resources in the defense or settlement of such claims, or in the defense or settlement of related indemnification claims from our customers. In the event of a claim, we may be required to spend a significant amount of money to develop non-infringing alternatives or obtain licenses. We may not be successful in developing such alternatives or obtaining such a license on reasonable terms or at all. Our customers may be required to or decide to discontinue products which are alleged to be infringing rather than face continued costs of defending the infringement claims, and such discontinuance may result in a significant decrease in our business.

We depend on our officers, managers and skilled personnel and their compliance with company confidentiality policies and procedures.

Our success depends to a large extent upon the continued services of our officers, managers and skilled personnel. Generally our employees are not bound by employment or non-competition agreements, and we cannot assure you that we will retain our officers, managers and skilled personnel. We could be seriously harmed by the loss of any of our executive officers. In order to manage our growth, we will need to internally develop and recruit and retain additional skilled management personnel and if we are not able to do so, our business and our ability to continue to grow could be harmed.

We are also subject to the risk that current and former officers, managers and skilled personnel could violate the terms of our confidentiality policies and procedures or proprietary information agreements with us which require them to keep confidential and not to use for their benefit information obtained in the course of their employment with us. Should a key current or former employee use or disclose such information, including information concerning our customers, pricing, capabilities or strategy, our ability to obtain new customers and to compete could be adversely impacted.

 

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Any delay in the implementation of our information systems could disrupt our operations and cause unanticipated increases in our costs.

We have completed the installation of an enterprise resource planning system in most of our manufacturing sites and in our corporate location. We are currently in the process of installing this system in certain of our remaining facilities which will replace the existing planning and financial information systems. Any delay in the implementation of these information systems could result in material adverse consequences, including disruption of operations, loss of information and unanticipated increases in costs.

Disruptions to our information systems, including security breaches, losses of data or outages, could adversely affect our operations.

We rely on information systems, some of which are owned and operated by third parties, to store, process and transmit confidential information, including financial reporting, inventory management, procurement, invoicing and electronic communications, belonging to our customers, our suppliers, our employees and/or us. Although we attempt to monitor and mitigate our exposure, these systems are vulnerable to, and at times have suffered from, among other things, damage from power loss or natural disasters, computer system and network failures, loss of telecommunication services, physical and electronic loss of data, terrorist attacks, security breaches and computer viruses. If we, or the third parties who own and operate certain of our information systems, are unable to prevent such breaches, losses of data and outages, our operations could be disrupted. In addition, any production inefficiencies or delays could negatively affect our ability to fill customer orders, resulting in a delay or reduction in our revenues. Also, the time and funds spent on monitoring and mitigating our exposure and responding to breaches, including the training of employees, the purchase of protective technologies and the hiring of additional employees and consultants to assist in these efforts could adversely affect our financial results. Finally, any theft or misuse of information resulting from a security breach could result in, among other things, loss of significant and/or sensitive information, litigation by affected parties, financial obligations resulting from such theft or misuse, higher insurance premiums, governmental investigations, negative reactions from current and potential future customers and poor publicity and any of these could adversely affect our financial results.

Compliance or the failure to comply with current and future environmental, health and safety, product stewardship and producer responsibility laws or regulations could cause us significant expense.

We are subject to a variety of federal, state, local and foreign environmental, health and safety, product stewardship and producer responsibility laws and regulations, including those relating to the use, storage, discharge and disposal of hazardous chemicals used during our manufacturing process, those governing worker health and safety, those requiring design changes, supply chain investigation or conformity assessments or those relating to the recycling or reuse of products we manufacture. If we fail to comply with any present or future regulations, we could become subject to liabilities, and we could face fines or penalties, the suspension of production, or prohibitions on sales of products we manufacture. In addition, such regulations could restrict our ability to expand our facilities or could require us to acquire costly equipment, or to incur other significant expenses, including expenses associated with the recall of any non-compliant product or with changes in our operational, procurement and inventory management activities.

Certain environmental laws impose liability for the costs of investigation, removal and remediation of hazardous or toxic substances on an owner, occupier or operator of real estate, or on parties who arranged for hazardous substance treatment or disposal, even if such person or company was unaware of or not responsible for contamination at the affected site. Soil and groundwater contamination may have occurred at, near or arising from some of our facilities. From time to time we investigate, remediate and monitor soil and groundwater contamination at certain of our operating sites. In certain instances where contamination existed prior to our ownership or occupation of a site, landlords or former owners have retained some contractual responsibility for contamination and remediation. However, failure of such persons to perform those obligations could result in us being required to address such contamination. As a result, we may incur clean-up costs in such potential removal or remediation efforts. In other instances, we may be responsible for clean-up costs and other environmental liabilities, including the possibility of third-party claims in connection with contaminated sites.

From time to time new regulations are enacted, or existing requirements are changed, and it is difficult to anticipate how such regulations and changes will be implemented and enforced. We continue to evaluate the necessary steps for compliance with regulations as they are enacted.

Over the last several years, for example, we or our customers have become subject to certain legal requirements, principally in Europe, regarding the use or presence of certain hazardous substances in, and the collection, reuse and recycling of waste from, certain products that we manufacture. Similar requirements are being developed or imposed in other areas of the world where we manufacture or sell products, including China and the U.S. We believe that we comply, and will be able to continue to comply, with such emerging requirements. We may experience negative consequences from these requirements, however, including, but not limited to, supply shortages or delays, increased raw material and component costs, accelerated obsolescence of certain of our raw materials, components and products, increased administrative and supply chain management costs, and the need to modify or create new designs for our existing and future products.

 

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Our failure to comply with any applicable regulatory requirements or with related contractual obligations could result in our being directly or indirectly liable for costs (including product recall and/or replacement costs), fines or penalties and third party claims, and could jeopardize our ability to conduct business in the jurisdictions implementing them.

In addition, there is an increasing governmental focus around the world on global warming and environmental impact issues, which may result in new environmental, health and safety regulations that may negatively affect us, our suppliers and our customers. This could cause us to incur additional direct costs for compliance, as well as increased indirect costs resulting from our customers, suppliers or both incurring additional compliance costs that get passed on to us. These costs may adversely impact our operations and financial condition.

We and our customers are increasingly concerned with environmental issues, such as waste management (including recycling) and climate change (including reducing carbon outputs). We expect these concerns to grow and require increased investments of time and resources.

We are subject to the risk of increased taxes.

We base our tax position upon the anticipated nature and conduct of our business and upon our understanding of the tax laws of the various countries in which we have assets or conduct activities. Our tax position, however, is subject to review and possible challenge by taxing authorities and to possible changes in law (including adverse changes to the manner in which the U.S. and other countries tax multinational companies or interpret their tax laws). We cannot determine in advance the extent to which some jurisdictions may assess additional tax or interest and penalties on such additional taxes. In addition, our effective tax rate may be increased by the generation of higher income in countries with higher tax rates, changes in local tax rates or countries adopting more aggressive interpretations of tax laws.

Refer to Note 4 — “Income Taxes” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for details of the field examination completed by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) of our tax returns for the fiscal years 2003 through 2008 which resulted in proposed adjustments. While we currently believe that the resolution of these issues will not have a material effect on our financial position or liquidity, an unfavorable resolution, particularly if the IRS successfully asserts similar claims for later years, could have a material effect on our results of operations and financial condition (particularly during the quarter in which any adjustment is recorded or any tax is due or paid). For further discussion related to our income taxes, refer to Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates — Income Taxes and Note 4 — “Income Taxes” to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Several countries in which we are located allow for tax incentives to attract and retain business. We have obtained incentives where available and practicable. Our taxes could increase if certain tax incentives are retracted (which in some cases could occur if we fail to satisfy the conditions on which such incentives are based), or if they are not renewed upon expiration, or tax rates applicable to us in such jurisdictions otherwise increase. It is anticipated that tax incentives with respect to certain operations will expire within the next year. However, due to the possibility of changes in existing tax law and our operations, we are unable to predict how these expirations will impact us in the future. In addition, acquisitions may cause our effective tax rate to increase, depending on the jurisdictions in which the acquired operations are located.

Certain of our subsidiaries provide financing, products and services to, and may from time-to-time undertake certain significant transactions with, other subsidiaries in different jurisdictions. Moreover, several jurisdictions in which we operate have tax laws with detailed transfer pricing rules which require that all transactions with non-resident related parties be priced using arm’s length pricing principles, and that contemporaneous documentation must exist to support such pricing.

Our credit rating may be downgraded.

Our credit is rated by credit rating agencies. Our $312.0 million of seven-year senior unsecured 7.750% notes (the “7.750% Senior Notes”), our $400.0 million of ten-year senior unsecured 8.250% notes (the “8.250% Senior Notes”), our $400.0 million of ten-year senior unsecured 5.625% notes (the “5.625% Senior Notes”) and our $500.0 million of ten-year senior unsecured 4.700% notes (the “4.700% Senior Notes”) are currently rated BBB- by Fitch Ratings (“Fitch”), Ba1 by Moody’s and BB+ by Standard and Poor’s (“S&P”), and are considered to be below “investment grade” debt by Moody’s and S&P and “investment grade” debt by Fitch. Any potential future negative change in our credit rating may make it more expensive for us to raise additional capital in the future on terms that are acceptable to us, if at all; negatively impact the price of our common stock; increase our interest payments under existing debt agreements; and have other negative implications on our business, many of which are beyond our control. In addition, as discussed in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Liquidity and Capital Resources,” the interest rate payable on the 8.250% Senior Notes and under the Amended and Restated Credit Facility is subject to adjustment from time to time if our credit ratings change. Thus, any potential future negative change in our credit rating may increase the interest rate payable on the 8.250% Senior Notes, the Amended and Restated Credit Facility and certain of our other borrowings.

 

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Our amount of debt could significantly increase in the future.

As of August 31, 2012, our debt obligations consisted of $400.0 million under our 8.250% Senior Notes, $312.0 million under our 7.750% Senior Notes, $400.0 million under our 5.625% Senior Notes and $500.0 million under our 4.700% Senior Notes. As of August 31, 2012, there was $64.0 million outstanding under various bank loans to certain of our foreign subsidiaries and under various other debt obligations. Refer to “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Liquidity and Capital Resources” and Note 7 — “Notes Payable and Long-Term Debt” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further details.

We have the ability to borrow up to $1.3 billion under the Amended and Restated Credit Facility. In addition, the Amended and Restated Credit Facility contemplates a potential increase of up to an additional $300.0 million, if we and the lenders later agree to such increase. We could incur additional indebtedness in the future in the form of bank loans, notes or convertible securities.

Should we desire to consummate significant additional acquisition opportunities, undertake significant additional expansion activities or make substantial investments in our infrastructure, our capital needs would increase and could possibly result in our need to increase available borrowings under our revolving credit facilities or access public or private debt and equity markets. There can be no assurance, however, that we would be successful in raising additional debt or equity on terms that we would consider acceptable. An increase in the level of our indebtedness, among other things, could:

 

   

make it difficult for us to obtain any necessary financing in the future for other acquisitions, working capital, capital expenditures, debt service requirements or other purposes;

 

   

limit our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to changes in, our business;

 

   

make us more vulnerable in the event of a downturn in our business; and

 

   

impact certain financial covenants that we are subject to in connection with our debt and securitization programs, including, among others, the maximum ratio of debt to consolidated EBITDA (as defined in our debt agreements and securitization programs).

There can be no assurance that we will be able to meet future debt service obligations.

We are subject to risks of currency fluctuations and related hedging operations.

More than an insignificant portion of our business is conducted in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Changes in exchange rates among other currencies and the U.S. dollar will affect our cost of sales, operating margins and net revenue. We cannot predict the impact of future exchange rate fluctuations. We use financial instruments, primarily forward contracts, to economically hedge U.S. dollar and other currency commitments arising from trade accounts receivable, trade accounts payable, fixed purchase obligations and other foreign currency obligations. Based on our calculations and current forecasts, we believe that our hedging activities enable us to largely protect ourselves from future exchange rate fluctuations. If, however, these hedging activities are not successful or if we change or reduce these hedging activities in the future, we may experience significant unexpected expenses from fluctuations in exchange rates.

An adverse change in the interest rates for our borrowings could adversely affect our financial condition.

We pay interest on outstanding borrowings under our revolving credit facilities and certain other long term debt obligations at interest rates that fluctuate based upon changes in various base interest rates. An adverse change in the base rates upon which our interest rates are determined could have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows. If the U.S. government defaults on any of its debt obligations, its credit rating declines, or certain other economic or fiscal issues occur, interest rates could rise which would increase our interest costs and reduce our net income. Also, increased interest rates could make any future, fixed interest rate debt obligations more expensive.

We face certain risks in collecting our trade accounts receivable.

Most of our customer sales are paid for after the goods and services have been delivered. If any of our customers has any liquidity issues (the risk of which could be relatively high, relative to historical conditions, due to current economic conditions), then we could encounter delays or defaults in payments owed to us which could have a significant adverse impact on our financial condition and results of operations. Our allowance for doubtful trade accounts receivable was $3.2 million as of August 31, 2012 (which represented less than 1% of our gross trade accounts receivable balance) and $4.8 million as of August 31, 2011 (which represented less than 1% of our gross trade accounts receivable balance).

 

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Certain of our existing stockholders have significant influence.

At August 31, 2012, our executive officers, directors and certain of their family members collectively beneficially owned 9.4% of our outstanding common stock, of which William D. Morean, our Chairman of the Board, beneficially owned 5.7%. As a result, our executive officers, directors and certain of their family members have significant influence over (1) the election of our Board of Directors, (2) the approval or disapproval of any other matters requiring stockholder approval and (3) the affairs and policies of Jabil.

Our stock price may be volatile.

Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”). The market price of our common stock has fluctuated substantially in the past and could fluctuate substantially in the future, based on a variety of factors, including future announcements covering us or our key customers or competitors, government regulations, litigation, changes in earnings estimates by analysts, fluctuations in quarterly operating results, or general conditions in our industry and the aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer, defense, industrial, instrumentation, medical, networking, peripherals, solar, storage and telecommunications industries. Furthermore, stock prices for many companies and high technology companies in particular, fluctuate widely for reasons that may be unrelated to their operating results. Those fluctuations and general economic, political and market conditions, such as recessions or international currency fluctuations and demand for our services, may adversely affect the market price of our common stock.

Provisions in our charter documents and state law may make it harder for others to obtain control of us even though some shareholders might consider such a development to be favorable.

Provisions in our amended certificate of incorporation, bylaws and the Delaware General Corporation Law from time to time may delay, inhibit or prevent someone from gaining control of us through a tender offer, business combination, proxy contest or some other method. These provisions may adversely impact our shareholders because they may decrease the possibility of a transaction in which our shareholders receive an amount of consideration in exchange for their shares that is at a significant premium to the then current market price of our shares. These provisions include:

 

   

a restriction in our bylaws on the ability of shareholders to take action by less than unanimous written consent; and

 

   

a statutory restriction on business combinations with some types of interested shareholders.

In addition, for ten years we had a “poison pill” shareholder rights plan that our Board of Directors allowed to expire in October 2011 without extension. In doing that, our Board considered various relevant issues, including the fact that if needed and appropriate it can, under the Delaware General Corporation Law, implement a new shareholders rights plan reasonably quickly and without stockholder approval. Our Board regularly considers this topic, even in the absence of specific circumstances or takeover proposals, to facilitate its ability in the future to act expeditiously and appropriately should the need arise.

Changes in the securities laws and regulations have increased, and may continue to increase, our costs; and any future changes would likely increase our costs.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as well as related rules promulgated by the SEC and the NYSE, required changes in some of our corporate governance, securities disclosure and compliance practices. Compliance with these rules has increased our legal and financial accounting costs for several years following the announcement and effectiveness of these new rules. While these costs are no longer increasing, they may in fact increase in the future. In addition, given the recent turmoil in the securities and credit markets, as well as the global economy, many U.S. and international governmental, regulatory and supervisory authorities including, but not limited to, the SEC and the NYSE, have recently enacted additional changes in their laws, regulations and rules (such as the recent Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) and may be contemplating additional changes. These changes, and any such future changes, may cause our legal and financial accounting costs to increase.

Due to inherent limitations, there can be no assurance that our system of disclosure and internal controls and procedures will be successful in preventing all errors, theft and fraud, or in informing management of all material information in a timely manner.

Our Board management, including our CEO and CFO, do not expect that our disclosure controls and internal controls and procedures will prevent all errors, theft and fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system reflects that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the company have been or will be detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty and that breakdowns can occur simply because of error or mistake. Additionally, controls can be circumvented by the individual acts of some persons, by collusion of two or more people, or by management override of the control.

The design of any system of controls also is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions; over time, a control may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. Because of the inherent limitations in a cost-effective control system, misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and may not be detected.

 

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If we receive other than an unqualified opinion on the adequacy of our internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012 or any future year-ends, investors could lose confidence in the reliability of our financial statements, which could result in a decrease in the value of your shares.

Pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, larger public companies like us are required to include an annual report on internal control over financial reporting in their annual reports on Form 10-K that contains an assessment by management of the effectiveness of the company’s internal control over financial reporting. Our independent registered certified public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP, issued an unqualified opinion on the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012. While we continuously conduct a rigorous review of our internal control over financial reporting in order to try to assure compliance with the Section 404 requirements, if our independent registered certified public accounting firm interprets the Section 404 requirements and the related rules and regulations differently from us or if our independent registered certified public accounting firm is not satisfied with our internal control over financial reporting or with the level at which it is documented, operated or reviewed, they may issue an adverse opinion. An adverse opinion could result in an adverse reaction in the financial markets due to a loss of confidence in the reliability of our Consolidated Financial Statements. In addition, we have spent a significant amount of resources, and will likely continue to for the foreseeable future, in complying with Section 404’s requirements.

There are inherent uncertainties involved in estimates, judgments and assumptions used in the preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”). Any changes in U.S. GAAP or in estimates, judgments and assumptions could have a material adverse effect on our financial position and results of operations.

The Consolidated Financial Statements included in the periodic reports we file with the SEC are prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP involves making estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets, liabilities and related reserves, revenues, expenses and income. Estimates, judgments and assumptions are inherently subject to change in the future, and any such changes could result in corresponding changes to the amounts of assets, liabilities and related reserves, revenues, expenses and income. Any such changes could have a material adverse effect on our financial position and results of operations. In addition, the principles of U.S. GAAP are subject to interpretation by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the SEC and various bodies formed to create appropriate accounting policies, and interpret such policies. A change in those policies can have a significant effect on our accounting methods. For example, although not yet currently required, the SEC could require us to adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards in the next few years, which could have a significant effect on certain of our accounting methods.

We are subject to risks associated with natural disasters and global events.

Our operations and those of our suppliers may be subject to natural disasters (such as the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the flooding in Thailand in the second half of 2011) or other business disruptions, which could seriously harm our results of operation and increase our costs and expenses. We are susceptible to losses and interruptions caused by hurricanes (including in Florida, where our headquarters are located), earthquakes, power shortages, telecommunications failures, water shortages, tsunamis, floods, typhoons, fire, extreme weather conditions, geopolitical events such as terrorist acts or widespread criminal activities and other natural or manmade disasters. Our insurance coverage with respect to natural disasters is limited and is subject to deductibles and coverage limits. Such coverage may not be adequate, or may not continue to be available at commercially reasonable rates and terms.

Energy price increases may negatively impact our results of operations.

Certain of the components that we use in our manufacturing activities are petroleum-based. In addition, we, along with our suppliers and customers, rely on various energy sources (including oil) in our facilities and transportation activities. An increase in energy prices, which have been volatile over the past few years, could cause an increase to our raw material costs and transportation costs. In addition, increased transportation costs of certain of our suppliers and customers could be passed along to us. We may not be able to increase our product prices enough to offset these increased costs. In addition, any increase in our product prices may reduce our future customer orders and profitability.

 

Item 1B.    Unresolved Staff Comments

We have not received any written comments from the SEC staff regarding our periodic or current reports under the Exchange Act that were received on or before the date that is 180 days before the end of our 2012 fiscal year and that remain unresolved.

 

Item 2.    Properties

We own or lease facilities located in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan,

 

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Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the U.S. and Vietnam. As part of our historical restructuring programs, certain of our facilities are no longer used in our business operations, as identified in the table below. We believe that our properties are generally in good condition, are well maintained and are generally suitable and adequate to carry out our business at expected capacity for the foreseeable future. The table below lists the locations and square footage for our facilities as of August 31, 2012:

 

Location

   Approximate
Square Footage
     Type of Interest
(Leased/Owned)
  

Description of Use

Auburn Hills, Michigan

     207,000       Owned    Manufacturing

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

     155,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Boise, Idaho

     3,000       Leased    Support

Buenos Aires, Argentina

     4,000       Leased    Aftermarket, Support, Storage

Calgary, Canada

     11,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Chihuahua, Mexico

     1,025,000       Owned    Manufacturing, Aftermarket, Storage

Chihuahua, Mexico

     180,000       Leased    Storage

Colorado Springs, Colorado

     8,000       Leased    Design

Council Bluffs, Iowa

     124,000       Leased    Aftermarket, Support, Storage

Guadalajara, Mexico

     363,000       Owned    Manufacturing

Guadalajara, Mexico

     703,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Support

Irvine, California

     6,000       Leased    Support

Lake Orion, Michigan

     45,000       Leased    Storage

Louisville, Kentucky

     140,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Manaus, Brazil

     170,000       Leased    Prototype Manufacturing

McAllen, Texas

     71,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Memphis, Tennessee

     1,201,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Aftermarket

Mexico City, Mexico

     1,000       Leased    Support, Storage

Nogales, Mexico

     100,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Plano, Texas

     144,000       Leased    Aftermarket, Support, Storage

Poughkeepsie, New York

     40,000       Leased    Storage

Reynosa, Mexico

     421,000       Owned    Aftermarket

Reynosa, Mexico

     285,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Round Rock, Texas(1)

     65,000       Leased   

San Jose, California

     181,000       Leased    Prototype Manufacturing

Sorocaba, Brazil

     39,000       Leased    Manufacturing

St. Petersburg, Florida

     297,000       Owned    Manufacturing, Aftermarket, Support

St. Petersburg, Florida

     150,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Aftermarket, Design

Tampa, Florida

     110,000       Owned    Aftermarket, Storage, Support

Tampa, Florida

     55,000       Leased    Storage

Tempe, Arizona

     191,000       Owned    Manufacturing, Support, Training, Storage

Tempe, Arizona

     27,000       Leased    Support, Storage, Training

Toronto, Canada

     55,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Valhinos, Brazil

     51,000       Leased    Aftermarket
  

 

 

       

Total Americas

     6,628,000         
  

 

 

       

Alexandra, Singapore

     13,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Beijing, China

     4,000       Leased    Design

Chennai, India(1)

     284,000       Owned   

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

     1,000       Leased    Support

Gotemba, Japan

     138,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Gurgoan, India

     31,000       Leased    Aftermarket, Storage, Support

Hachiouji, Japan

     20,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam(2)

     273,000       Owned   

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

     105,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Hsinchu, Taiwan

     21,000       Leased    Design

Huangpu, China

     2,613,000       Owned    Manufacturing

Huangpu, China

     1,031,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Training

Jaipur, India

     6,000       Leased    Storage

Mumbai, India

     3,000       Leased    Support

 

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Location

   Approximate
Square Footage
     Type of Interest
(Leased/Owned)
  

Description of Use

Nanjing, China

     135,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Penang, Malaysia

     969,000       Owned    Manufacturing, Aftermarket

Penang, Malaysia

     286,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Support

Ranjangaon, India

     262,000       Owned    Manufacturing

Selangor, Malaysia

     50,000       Leased    Aftermarket, Storage, Support

Shanghai, China

     494,000       Owned    Manufacturing, Design, Aftermarket

Shanghai, China

     6,000       Leased    Support

Shenzhen, China

     795,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Sungnam-si, South Korea

     1,000       Leased    Support

Suzhou, China

     159,000       Owned    Manufacturing

Suzhou, China

     437,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Aftermarket

Taichung, Taiwan

     419,000       Owned    Manufacturing, Design, Support, Storage

Taichung, Taiwan

     247,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Support, Storage

Taipei, Taiwan

     12,000       Leased    Design, Support, Storage

Tampines, Singapore

     8,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Tel Aviv, Israel

     3,000       Leased    Support

Tianjin, China

     158,000       Owned    Manufacturing

Tianjin, China

     1,622,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Toa Payoh, Singapore

     88,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Design

Tokyo, Japan

     2,000       Leased    Support

Wuxi, China

     462,000       Owned    Manufacturing, Design, Support, Storage

Wuxi, China

     2,188,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Design, Support, Storage

Yantai, China

     212,000       Leased    Manufacturing
  

 

 

       

Total Asia

     13,558,000         
  

 

 

       

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

     79,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Ankara, Turkey

     1,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Ayr, Scotland

     13,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Boblingen, Germany

     16,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Prototype Manufacturing

Brest, France

     463,000       Owned    Manufacturing

Bydgoszcz, Poland

     228,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Cassina de Pecchi, Italy(1)

     161,000       Leased   

Coventry, England

     51,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Dublin, Ireland

     4,000       Leased    Support

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

     124,000       Leased    Aftermarket, Storage, Support

Gallargues, France

     25,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Hasselt, Belgium

     85,000       Leased    Prototype Manufacturing, Design

Jena, Germany

     24,000       Leased    Design

Kwidzyn, Poland

     563,000       Owned    Manufacturing, Storage

Livingston, Scotland

     130,000       Owned    Manufacturing

Madrid, Spain

     1,000       Leased    Support

Marcianise, Italy

     230,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Pecs, Hungary

     36,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Solihull, England

     22,000       Leased    Support, Storage

Szombathely, Hungary

     198,000       Owned    Aftermarket

Szombathely, Hungary

     68,000       Leased    Aftermarket

Tiszaujvaros, Hungary

     423,000       Owned    Manufacturing

Tiszaujvaros, Hungary

     160,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Tver, Russia

     44,000       Leased    Manufacturing

Uzhgorod, Ukraine

     278,000       Owned    Manufacturing

Vienna, Austria

     88,000       Leased    Manufacturing, Design

Venray, The Netherlands

     399,000       Leased    Manufacturing
  

 

 

       

Total Europe

     3,914,000         
  

 

 

       

Total Facilities at August 31, 2012

     24,100,000         
  

 

 

       

 

(1)

This facility is no longer used in our business operations.

 

(2)

This facility is under construction and is not currently used in our business operations.

 

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Certifications

Our manufacturing facilities and our aftermarket facilities are ISO certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards and most are also certified to ISO-14001:2004 environmental standards. Following are additional certifications that are held by certain of our manufacturing facilities as listed:

 

   

Aerospace Standard AS/EN 9100 — Tempe, Arizona; St. Petersburg, Florida; Penang, Malaysia; Livingston, Scotland; and Singapore City, Singapore.

 

   

Automotive Standard TS16949 — Vienna, Austria; Huangpu, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Tianjin and Wuxi China; Tiszaujvaros, Hungary; and Chihuahua, Mexico.

 

   

FDA Medical Registered — Shanghai, China; Louisville, Kentucky; Auburn Hills, Michigan; and Singapore City, Singapore.

 

   

Medical Standard ISO-13485 — Tempe, Arizona; Vienna, Austria; Hasselt, Belgium; San Jose, California; Huangpu, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuxi, China; St. Petersburg, Florida; Tiszaujvaros, Hungary; Pune, India; Louisville, Kentucky; Penang, Malaysia; Auburn Hills, Michigan; Kwidzyn, Poland; Livingston, Scotland; and Singapore City, Singapore.

 

   

Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standard OHSAS 18001 — Huangpu, Shanghai, and Wuxi China; Manaus, Brazil; St. Petersburg, Florida; Tiszaujvaros, Hungary; Penang, Malaysia; Chihuahua and Guadalajara, Mexico; Bydgoszcz, Poland; Singapore City, Singapore; Taichung, Taiwan; and Memphis, Tennessee.

 

   

Telecommunications Standard TL 9000 — San Jose, California; Huangpu, Shanghai and Wuxi, China; Tiszaujvaros, Hungary; and Penang, Malaysia.

 

   

ESD/ANSI 20:20 Standard — Tempe, Arizona; San Jose, California; Huangpu; Shanghai; Tianjin and Wuxi, China; St. Petersburg, Florida; Szombathely, Hungary; Ranjangaon, India; Louisville, Kentucky; Penang, Malaysia; Guadalajara and Reynosa, Mexico; and Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Item 3.    Legal Proceedings

We are party to certain lawsuits in the ordinary course of business. We do not believe that these proceedings, individually or in the aggregate, will have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Item 4.    Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

PART II

 

Item 5.     Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “JBL.” The following table sets forth the high and low sales prices per share for our common stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange for the fiscal periods indicated.

 

     High      Low  

Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2012

     

First Quarter (September 1, 2011 — November 30, 2011)

   $ 21.49       $ 14.93   

Second Quarter (December 1, 2011 — February 29, 2012)

   $ 26.50       $ 18.79   

Third Quarter (March 1, 2012 — May 31, 2012)

   $ 27.40       $ 18.73   

Fourth Quarter (June 1, 2012 — August 31, 2012)

   $ 23.95       $ 17.67   

Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2011

     

First Quarter (September 1, 2010 — November 30, 2010)

   $ 15.78       $ 10.39   

Second Quarter (December 1, 2010 — February 28, 2011)

   $ 23.09       $ 15.30   

Third Quarter (March 1, 2011 — May 31, 2011)

   $ 22.11       $ 18.46   

Fourth Quarter (June 1, 2011 — August 31, 2011)

   $ 21.51       $ 13.94   

 

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On October 4, 2012, the closing sales price for our common stock as reported on the New York Stock Exchange was $18.05. As of October 4, 2012, there were 3,152 holders of record of our common stock.

Information regarding equity compensation plans is incorporated by reference to the information set forth in Item 12 of Part III of this report.

Dividends

The following table sets forth certain information relating to our cash dividends declared to common stockholders during fiscal years 2012 and 2011.

Dividend Information

 

     Dividend
declaration date
   Dividend
per share
     Total of cash
dividends
declared
     Date of record for
dividend payment
   Dividend cash
payment date
     (in thousands, except for per share data)

Fiscal year 2012:

   October 20, 2011    $ 0.08       $ 17,379       November 15, 2011    December 1, 2011
   January 25, 2012    $ 0.08       $ 17,323       February 16, 2012    March 1, 2012
   April 19, 2012    $ 0.08       $ 17,281       May 15, 2012    June 1, 2012
   July 19, 2012    $ 0.08       $ 17,230       August 15, 2012    September 4, 2012

Fiscal year 2011:

   October 21, 2010    $ 0.07       $ 15,563       November 15, 2010    December 1, 2010
   January 19, 2011    $ 0.07       $ 15,634       February 15, 2011    March 1, 2011
   April 13, 2011    $ 0.07       $ 15,647       May 16, 2011    June 1, 2011
   July 21, 2011    $ 0.07       $ 15,233       August 15, 2011    September 1, 2011

We currently expect to continue to declare and pay quarterly dividends of an amount similar to our past declarations. However, the declaration and payment of future dividends are discretionary and will be subject to determination by our Board of Directors each quarter following its review of our financial performance.

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

The following table provides information relating to our repurchase of common stock for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012.

 

Period

   Total Number
of Shares
Purchased (1)
     Average Price
Paid per Share
     Total Number of
Shares Purchased
as Part of Publicly
Announced  Program (2)
     Approximate
Dollar Value of
Shares that May
Yet Be  Purchased
Under the Program
(in thousands) (2)
 

June 1, 2012 — June 30, 2012

           $               $ 29,050,590  

July 1, 2012 — July 31, 2012

     1,179       $ 19.24               $ 29,050,590  

August 1, 2012 — August 31, 2012

     46       $ 22.78               $ 29,050,590   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

 

Total

     1,225       $ 19.38               $ 29,050,590   

 

(1)

The purchases include amounts that are attributable to shares surrendered to us by employees to satisfy, in connection with the vesting of restricted stock awards and the exercise of stock options and stock appreciation rights, their tax withholding obligations.

 

(2)

On October 20, 2011, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $100.0 million of shares of our common stock during the twelve month period following the meeting. During the three months ended August 31, 2012, no shares were repurchased in the open market. The remaining authorized shares were repurchased after the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

Item 6.    Selected Financial Data

The following selected data are derived from our Consolidated Financial Statements. This data should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto incorporated into Item 8, and with Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

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     Fiscal Year Ended August 31,  
     2012     2011     2010     2009     2008  
     (in thousands, except for per share data)  

Consolidated Statement of Operations Data:

          

Net revenue

   $ 17,151,941      $ 16,518,827      $ 13,409,411      $ 11,684,538      $ 12,779,703   

Cost of revenue

     15,842,896        15,264,257        12,405,267        10,965,723        11,911,902   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     1,309,045        1,254,570        1,004,144        718,815        867,801   

Operating expenses:

          

Selling, general and administrative

     644,452        590,572        589,738        495,941        491,324   

Research and development

     25,837        25,034        28,085        27,321        32,984   

Amortization of intangibles

     16,825        22,051        25,934        31,039        37,288   

Restructuring and impairment charges

            628        8,217        51,894        54,808   

Goodwill impairment charges

                          1,022,821          

Settlement of receivables and related charges

            13,607                        

Loss on disposal of subsidiaries

            23,944        24,604                 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

     621,931        578,734        327,566        (910,201     251,397   

Other expense

     8,943        2,986        4,087        20,111        11,902   

Interest income

     (2,041     (3,132     (2,956     (7,426     (12,014

Interest expense

     106,129        97,693        79,168        82,247        94,316   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income tax

     508,900        481,187        247,267        (1,005,133     157,193   

Income tax expense

     112,811        98,229        76,501        160,898        25,119   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

     396,089        382,958        170,766        (1,166,031     132,074   

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of income tax expense

     1,402        1,895        1,926        (819     (1,818
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Jabil Circuit, Inc.

   $ 394,687      $ 381,063      $ 168,840      $ (1,165,212   $ 133,892   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share attributable to the stockholders of Jabil Circuit, Inc.:

          

Basic

   $ 1.91      $ 1.78      $ 0.79      $ (5.63   $ 0.64   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

   $ 1.87      $ 1.73      $ 0.78      $ (5.63   $ 0.64   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

          

Basic

     206,160        214,502        214,332        207,002        209,805   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

     211,181        220,719        217,597        207,002        210,425   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 
     August 31,  
     2012     2011     2010     2009     2008  
     (in thousands)  

Consolidated Balance Sheets Data:

          

Working capital

   $ 1,780,332      $ 1,225,899      $ 1,048,844      $ 990,900      $ 1,091,497   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 7,803,141      $ 7,057,940      $ 6,367,747      $ 5,317,858      $ 7,032,137   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Current installments of notes payable and long-term debt

   $ 18,031      $ 74,160      $ 167,566      $ 197,575      $ 269,937   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Notes payable and long-term debt, less current installments

   $ 1,658,326      $ 1,112,594      $ 1,018,930      $ 1,036,873      $ 1,099,473   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Jabil Circuit, Inc. stockholders’ equity

   $ 2,105,057      $ 1,867,120      $ 1,578,046      $ 1,435,162      $ 2,715,725   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared, per share

   $ 0.32      $ 0.28      $ 0.28      $ 0.28      $ 0.28   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Item 7.    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Overview

We are one of the leading providers of worldwide electronic manufacturing services and solutions. We provide comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services to companies in the aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer, defense, industrial, instrumentation, medical, networking, peripherals, solar, storage and telecommunications industries.

The industry in which we operate is composed of companies that provide a range of manufacturing, design and aftermarket services to companies that utilize electronics components. The industry experienced rapid change and growth through the 1990s as an increasing number of companies chose to outsource an increasing portion, and, in some cases, all of their manufacturing requirements. In mid-2001, the industry’s revenue declined as a result of significant cut-backs in customer production requirements, which was consistent with the overall downturn in the technology sector at the time. In response to this downturn in the technology sector, we implemented restructuring programs to reduce our cost structure and further align our manufacturing capacity with the geographic production demands of our customers. Industry revenues generally began to stabilize in 2003 and companies began to turn more to outsourcing versus internal manufacturing. In addition, the number of industries serviced, as well as the market penetration in certain industries, by electronic manufacturing service providers has increased over the past several years. In mid-2008, the industry’s revenue declined when a deteriorating macro-economic environment resulted in illiquidity in the overall credit markets and a significant economic downturn in the North American, European and Asian markets. In response to this downturn, we implemented additional restructuring programs to reduce our cost structure and further align our manufacturing capacity with the geographic production demands of our customers.

Uncertainty remains regarding the extent and timing of the current economic recovery, particularly in those countries (such as those in much of Europe) where economic conditions have recently regressed. We will continue to monitor the current economic environment and its potential impact on both the customers that we serve as well as our end-markets and closely manage our costs and capital resources so that we can respond appropriately as circumstances continue to change.

We manage our business and operations in the following three segments: Diversified Manufacturing Services (“DMS”), Enterprise & Infrastructure (“E&I”) and High Velocity Systems (“HVS”). Our DMS segment is composed of dedicated resources to manage higher complexity global products in regulated industries and bring materials and process technologies including design and aftermarket services to our global customers. Our E&I and HVS segments offer integrated global supply chain solutions designed to provide cost effective solutions for our customers. Our E&I segment is focused on our customers primarily in the computing, storage, networking and telecommunication sectors. Our HVS segment is focused on the particular needs of the consumer products industry, including mobility, display, set-top boxes and peripheral products such as printers and point of sale terminals.

We derive revenue principally from manufacturing services related to electronic equipment built to customer specifications. We also derive revenue to a lesser extent from aftermarket services, design services and excess inventory sales. Revenue from manufacturing services and excess inventory sales is generally recognized, net of estimated product return costs, when goods are shipped; title and risk of ownership have passed; the price to the buyer is fixed or determinable; and collectibility is reasonably assured. Aftermarket service related revenue is recognized upon completion of the services. Design service related revenue is generally recognized upon completion and acceptance by the respective customer. We assume no significant obligations after product shipment.

 

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Our cost of revenue includes the cost of electronic components and other materials that comprise the products we manufacture; the cost of labor and manufacturing overhead; and adjustments for excess and obsolete inventory. As a provider of turnkey manufacturing services, we are responsible for procuring components and other materials. This requires us to commit significant working capital to our operations and to manage the purchasing, receiving, inspection and stocking of materials. Although we bear the risk of fluctuations in the cost of materials and excess scrap, we periodically negotiate cost of materials adjustments with our customers. Net revenue from each product that we manufacture consists of an element based on the costs of materials in that product and an element based on the labor and manufacturing overhead costs allocated to that product. We refer to the portion of the sales price of a product that is based on materials costs as “material-based revenue,” and to the portion of the sales price of a product that is based on labor and manufacturing overhead costs as “manufacturing-based revenue.” Our gross margin for any product depends on the mix between the cost of materials in the product and the cost of labor and manufacturing overhead allocated to the product. We typically realize higher gross margins on manufacturing-based revenue than we do on materials-based revenue. As we gain experience in manufacturing a product, we usually achieve increased efficiencies, which result in lower labor and manufacturing overhead costs for that product.

Our operating results are impacted by the level of capacity utilization of manufacturing facilities; indirect labor costs; and selling, general and administrative expenses. Operating income margins have generally improved during periods of high production volume and high capacity utilization. During periods of low production volume, we generally have idle capacity and reduced operating income margins.

We have consistently utilized advanced circuit design, production design and manufacturing technologies to meet the needs of our customers. To support this effort, our engineering staff focuses on developing and refining design and manufacturing technologies to meet specific needs of specific customers. Most of the expenses associated with these customer-specific efforts are reflected in our cost of revenue. In addition, our engineers engage in R&D of new technologies that apply generally to our operations. The expenses of these R&D activities are reflected in the research and development line item within our Consolidated Statement of Operations.

An important element of our strategy is the expansion of our global production facilities. The majority of our revenue and materials costs worldwide are denominated in U.S. dollars, while our labor and utility costs in operations outside the U.S. are denominated in local currencies. We economically hedge these local currency costs, based on our evaluation of the potential exposure as compared to the cost of the hedge, through the purchase of foreign currency exchange contracts. Changes in the fair market value of such hedging instruments are reflected within the Consolidated Statement of Operations and the Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income. See “Risk Factors — We are subject to risks of currency fluctuations and related hedging operations.”

We currently depend, and expect to continue to depend, upon a relatively small number of customers for a significant percentage of our net revenue and upon their growth, viability and financial stability. A significant reduction in sales to any of our customers or a customer exerting significant pricing and margin pressures on us could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations. In the past, some of our customers have terminated their manufacturing arrangements with us or have significantly reduced or delayed the volume of design, production or product management services ordered from us, including moving a portion of their manufacturing from us in order to more fully utilize their excess internal manufacturing capacity. There can be no assurance that present or future customers will not terminate their manufacturing arrangements with us or significantly reduce or delay the volume of design, production or product management services ordered from us, or move a portion of their manufacturing from us in order to more fully utilize their excess internal manufacturing capacity. Any such termination of a manufacturing relationship or change, reduction or delay in orders could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or financial condition. See “Risk Factors – Because we depend on a limited number of customers, a reduction in sales to any one of our customers could cause a significant decline in our revenue,” “Risk Factors – Most of our customers do not commit to long-term production schedules, which makes it difficult for us to schedule production and capital expenditures, and to maximize the efficiency of our manufacturing capacity,” “Risk Factors – Our customers may cancel their orders, change production quantities, delay production or change their sourcing strategy” and Note 11 – “Concentration of Risk and Segment Data” to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Summary of Results

Net revenues for fiscal year 2012 increased approximately 3.8% to $17.2 billion compared to $16.5 billion for fiscal year 2011 largely due to increased revenue from certain of our existing customers, including new program wins with these customers.

The following table sets forth, for the fiscal year ended August 31, certain key operating results and other financial information (in thousands, except per share data).

 

     Fiscal Year Ended August 31,  
     2012      2011      2010  

Net revenue

   $ 17,151,941       $ 16,518,827       $ 13,409,411   

Gross profit

   $ 1,309,045       $ 1,254,570       $ 1,004,144   

Operating income

   $ 621,931       $ 578,734       $ 327,566   

Net income attributable to Jabil Circuit, Inc

   $ 394,687       $ 381,063       $ 168,840   

Income per share — basic

   $ 1.91       $ 1.78       $ 0.79   

Income per share — diluted

   $ 1.87       $ 1.73       $ 0.78   

 

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Key Performance Indicators

Management regularly reviews financial and non-financial performance indicators to assess the Company’s operating results. The following table sets forth, for the quarterly periods indicated, certain of management’s key financial performance indicators.

 

     Three Months Ended  
     August 31,
2012
     May 31,
2012
     February 29,
2012
     November 30,
2011
 

Sales cycle

     7 days         12 days         15 days         7 days   

Inventory turns (annualized)

     7 turns         7 turns         7 turns         7 turns   

Days in accounts receivable

     23 days         24 days         24 days         23 days   

Days in inventory

     51 days         55 days         54 days         54 days   

Days in accounts payable

     67 days         67 days         63 days         70 days   

 

     Three Months Ended  
     August 31,
2011
     May 31,
2011
     February 28,
2011
     November 30,
2010
 

Sales cycle

     8 days         11 days         11 days         16 days   

Inventory turns (annualized)

     7 turns         7 turns         7 turns         7 turns   

Days in accounts receivable

     23 days         22 days         24 days         26 days   

Days in inventory

     51 days         52 days         53 days         52 days   

Days in accounts payable

     66 days         63 days         66 days         62 days   

The sales cycle is calculated as the sum of days in accounts receivable and days in inventory, less the days in accounts payable; accordingly, the variance in the sales cycle quarter over quarter is a direct result of changes in these indicators. During the three months ended August 31, 2012, days in accounts receivable decreased one day to 23 days as compared to the prior sequential quarter as a result of the timing of sales and cash collection efforts during the quarter. During the three months ended May 31, 2012, days in accounts receivable remained constant at 24 days as compared to the prior sequential quarter. During the three months ended February 29, 2012, days in accounts receivable increased one day to 24 days as compared to the prior sequential quarter largely as a result of the timing of sales and cash collection efforts during the quarter. During the three months ended November 30, 2011, days in accounts receivable remained constant at 23 days as compared to the prior sequential quarter.

During the three months ended August 31, 2012, days in inventory decreased four days to 51 days, as compared to the prior sequential quarter due to continued focus on inventory management and increased sales activity during the quarter. Additionally, inventory decreased as some of the previously increased levels of inventory to support the transition of certain program wins have declined as the programs have been transitioned. During the three months ended May 31, 2012, days in inventory increased one day to 55 days, as compared to the prior sequential quarter, largely due to increased levels of inventory to support the transition of certain program wins. During the three months ended February 29, 2012, days in inventory remained constant at 54 days as compared to the prior sequential quarter. During the three months ended November 30, 2011, days in inventory increased three days to 54 days as compared to the prior sequential quarter largely due to increased levels of inventory to support the transition of certain program wins and higher revenue levels. Inventory turns, on an annualized basis, remained constant at seven turns during each quarter of fiscal year 2012.

During the three months ended August 31, 2012, May 31, 2012, February 29, 2012 and November 30, 2011, days in accounts payable remained constant at 67 days, increased four days to 67 days, decreased seven days to 63 days and increased four days to 70 days, respectively, from the prior sequential quarter primarily due to the timing of purchases and cash payments for purchases during the respective quarters.

The sales cycle was 7 days during the three months ended August 31, 2012, 12 days during the three months ended May 31, 2012, 15 days during the three months ended February 29, 2012 and 7 days during the three months ended November 30, 2011. The changes in the sales cycle are due to the changes in accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory that are discussed above.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

The preparation of our Consolidated Financial Statements and related disclosures in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect our reported amounts of assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses, and

 

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related disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities. On an on-going basis, we evaluate our estimates and assumptions based upon historical experience and various other factors and circumstances. Management believes that our estimates and assumptions are reasonable under the circumstances; however, actual results may vary from these estimates and assumptions under different future circumstances. We have identified the following critical accounting policies that affect the more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our Consolidated Financial Statements. For further discussion of our significant accounting policies, refer to Note 1 — “Description of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Revenue Recognition

We derive revenue principally from manufacturing services related to electronic equipment built to customer specifications. We also derive revenue to a lesser extent from aftermarket services, design services and excess inventory sales. Revenue from manufacturing services and excess inventory sales is generally recognized, net of estimated product return costs, when goods are shipped; title and risk of ownership have passed; the price to the buyer is fixed or determinable; and collectibility is reasonably assured. Aftermarket service related revenue is recognized upon completion of the services. Design service related revenue is generally recognized upon completion and acceptance by the respective customer. We assume no significant obligations after product shipment.

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

We maintain an allowance for doubtful accounts related to receivables not expected to be collected from our customers. This allowance is based on management’s assessment of specific customer balances, considering the age of receivables and financial stability of the customer. If there is an adverse change in the financial condition and circumstances of our customers, or if actual defaults are higher than provided for, an addition to the allowance may be necessary.

Inventory Valuation

We purchase inventory based on forecasted demand and record inventory at the lower of cost or market. Management regularly assesses inventory valuation based on current and forecasted usage, customer inventory-related contractual obligations and other lower of cost or market considerations. If actual market conditions or our customers’ product demands are less favorable than those projected, additional valuation adjustments may be necessary.

Long-Lived Assets

We review property, plant and equipment and amortizable intangible assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability of property, plant and equipment is measured by comparing its carrying value to the undiscounted projected cash flows that the asset(s) or asset group(s) are expected to generate. If the carrying amount of an asset or an asset group is not recoverable, we recognize an impairment loss based on the excess of the carrying amount of the long-lived asset or asset group over its respective fair value, which is generally determined as either the present value of estimated future cash flows or the appraised value. The impairment analysis is based on significant assumptions of future results made by management, including revenue and cash flow projections. Circumstances that may lead to impairment of property, plant and equipment include unforeseen decreases in future performance or industry demand and the restructuring of our operations resulting from a change in our business strategy or adverse economic conditions. For further discussion of our current restructuring program, refer to “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Results of Operations – Restructuring and Impairment Charges.”

We have recorded intangible assets, including goodwill, in connection with business acquisitions. Estimated useful lives of amortizable intangible assets are determined by management based on an assessment of the period over which the asset is expected to contribute to future cash flows. The fair value of acquired amortizable intangible assets impacts the amounts recorded as goodwill.

We perform a goodwill impairment analysis using the two-step method on an annual basis and whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. The recoverability of goodwill is measured at the reporting unit level by comparing the reporting unit’s carrying amount, including goodwill, to the fair value of the reporting unit. We determine the fair value of our reporting units based on an average weighting of both projected discounted future results and the use of comparative market multiples. If the carrying amount of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value, goodwill is considered impaired and a second test is performed to measure the amount of loss, if any.

We perform an indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment analysis on an annual basis and whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable. The recoverability of indefinite-lived intangible assets is measured by comparing the carrying amount to the fair value. We determine the fair value of our indefinite-lived intangible assets principally based on a variation of the income approach, known as the relief from royalty methodology. If the carrying amount of the indefinite-lived intangible asset exceeds its fair value, the indefinite-lived intangible asset is considered impaired.

 

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We completed our annual impairment test for goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 and determined that the fair values of our reporting units and the indefinite-lived intangible assets are substantially in excess of the carrying values and that no impairment existed as of the date of the impairment test.

Retirement Benefits

We have pension and postretirement benefit costs and liabilities in certain foreign locations that are developed from actuarial valuations. Actuarial valuations require management to make certain judgments and estimates of discount rates, compensation rate increases and return on plan assets. We evaluate these assumptions on a regular basis taking into consideration current market conditions and historical market data. The discount rate is used to state expected future cash flows at a present value on the measurement date. This rate represents the market rate for high-quality fixed income investments. A lower discount rate increases the present value of benefit obligations and increases pension expense. When considering the expected long-term rate of return on pension plan assets, we take into account current and expected asset allocations, as well as historical and expected returns on plan assets. Other assumptions include demographic factors such as retirement, mortality and turnover. For further discussion of our pension and postretirement benefits, refer to Note 8 — “Postretirement and Other Employee Benefits” to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Income Taxes

We estimate our income tax provision in each of the jurisdictions in which we operate, a process that includes estimating exposures related to examinations by taxing authorities. We must also make judgments regarding the ability to realize the deferred tax assets. The carrying value of our net deferred tax assets is based on our belief that it is more likely than not that we will generate sufficient future taxable income in certain jurisdictions to realize these deferred tax assets. A valuation allowance has been established for deferred tax assets that we do not believe meet the “more likely than not” criteria. We assess whether an uncertain tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return meets the threshold for recognition and measurement in the Consolidated Financial Statements. Our judgments regarding future taxable income as well as tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return may change due to changes in market conditions, changes in tax laws or other factors. If our assumptions and consequently our estimates change in the future, the valuation allowances and/or tax reserves established may be increased or decreased, resulting in a respective increase or decrease in income tax expense.

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) completed its field examination of our tax returns for the fiscal years 2003 through 2005 and issued a Revenue Agent’s Report (“RAR”) on April 30, 2010 proposing adjustments primarily related to the IRS contentions that (1) certain corporate expenses relate to services provided to foreign affiliates and therefore must be charged to those affiliates, and (2) valuable intangible property was transferred to certain foreign affiliates without charge. If the IRS ultimately prevails in its positions, our income tax payment due for the fiscal years 2003 through 2005 would be approximately an additional $69.3 million before utilization of any tax attributes arising in periods subsequent to fiscal year 2005. Also, the IRS has proposed interest and penalties with respect to fiscal years 2003 through 2005.

The IRS also completed its field examination for fiscal years 2006 through 2008 and issued a RAR on April 25, 2012. The proposed adjustments primarily related to the carryforward impact of the adjustments proposed by the IRS for fiscal years 2003 through 2005 related to valuable intangible property transferred to certain foreign affiliates without charge in prior years. Due to the utilization of tax attributes, including net operating loss (“NOL”) carryforwards and NOL carrybacks, there is no proposed additional tax payment, interest, or penalties contained in the RAR with respect to fiscal years 2006 through 2008. In addition, the IRS will likely make similar claims in future audits with respect to these types of transactions (at this time, determination of the additional income tax due for these later years is not practicable). We also anticipate that the IRS may seek to impose interest and penalties in subsequent years with respect to the same types of issues.

We disagree with the proposed adjustments and are vigorously contesting this matter through applicable IRS and judicial procedures, as appropriate. As the final resolution of the proposed adjustments remains uncertain, we continue to provide for the uncertain tax position based on the more likely than not standards. While the resolution of the issues may result in tax liabilities, interest and penalties, which are significantly higher than the amounts provided for this matter, management currently believes that the resolution will not have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows. Despite this belief, an unfavorable resolution, particularly if the IRS successfully asserts similar claims for later years, could have a material effect on our results of operations and financial condition (particularly during the quarter in which any adjustment is recorded or any tax is due or paid). For further discussion related to our income taxes, refer to Note 4 — “Income Taxes” to the Consolidated Financial Statements and “Risk Factors — We are subject to the risk of increased taxes.”

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

See Note 15 — “New Accounting Guidance” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of recent accounting guidance.

 

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Results of Operations

The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain statements of operations data expressed as a percentage of net revenue:

 

     Fiscal Year Ended August 31,  
     2012     2011     2010  

Net revenue

     100.0     100.0     100.0

Cost of revenue

     92.4        92.4        92.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     7.6        7.6        7.5   

Operating expenses:

      

Selling, general and administrative

     3.7        3.6        4.4   

Research and development

     0.2        0.2        0.2   

Amortization of intangibles

     0.1        0.1        0.2   

Restructuring and impairment charges

            0.0        0.1   

Settlement of receivables and related charges

            0.1          

Loss on disposal of subsidiaries

            0.1        0.2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     3.6        3.5        2.4   

Other expense

     0.0        0.0        0.0   

Interest income

     (0.0     (0.0     (0.0

Interest expense

     0.6        0.6        0.6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income tax

     3.0        2.9        1.8   

Income tax expense

     0.7        0.6        0.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     2.3        2.3        1.3   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of income tax expense

     0.0        0.0        0.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Jabil Circuit, Inc

     2.3     2.3     1.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2012 Compared to Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2011

Net Revenue.    Our net revenue increased 3.8% to $17.2 billion for fiscal year 2012, up from $16.5 billion in fiscal year 2011. Specific increases include a 48% increase in the sale of specialized services products; a 7% increase in the sale of instrumentation and healthcare products and a 2% increase in the sale of industrial and Clean Tech products. These increases were partially offset by a 14% decrease in the sale of HVS products and a 2% decrease in the sale of E&I products. The increases are primarily due to increased revenue from certain of our existing customers, most notably in DMS, including new program wins with these customers. The decreases in E&I and HVS revenues are primarily due to a decline in the end-market demand for certain customer products in these segments, partially offset by an increase in the sale of printer and storage products due to new program wins.

Generally, we assess revenue on a global customer basis regardless of whether the growth is associated with organic growth or as a result of an acquisition. Accordingly, we do not differentiate or report separately revenue increases generated by acquisitions as opposed to existing business. In addition, the added cost structures associated with our acquisitions have historically been relatively insignificant when compared to our overall cost structure.

The distribution of revenue across our sectors has fluctuated, and will continue to fluctuate, as a result of numerous factors, including but not limited to the following: fluctuations in customer demand as a result of recessionary conditions; efforts to de-emphasize the economic performance of certain sectors, most specifically, our former automotive and display sectors; seasonality in our business; and business growth from new and existing customers. On September 1, 2010, we reorganized our business into the following three segments: DMS, E&I and HVS. In conjunction with this reorganization, there have been certain reclassifications made within the reported sectors for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2010.

 

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The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, revenue by segment expressed as a percentage of net revenue:

 

     Fiscal Year Ended August 31,  
     2012     2011     2010  

DMS

      

Specialized Services

     24     17     12

Industrial & CleanTech

     12     12     13

Instrumentation & Healthcare

     8     7     7
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total DMS

     44     36     32
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total E&I

     29     32     32
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total HVS

     27     32     36
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

     100     100     100
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Foreign source revenue represented 85.6% of our net revenue for fiscal year 2012 and 86.0% of net revenue for fiscal year 2011. We currently expect our foreign source revenue to slightly decrease as compared to current levels over the course of the next 12 months.

Gross Profit.    Gross profit remained constant at $1.3 billion (7.6% of net revenue) for fiscal year 2012 as compared to fiscal year 2011.

Selling, General and Administrative.    Selling, general and administrative expenses increased to $644.5 million (3.7% of net revenue) for fiscal year 2012 compared to $590.6 million (3.6% of net revenue) for fiscal year 2011. The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net revenue between fiscal years 2012 and 2011 is due to additional salary and salary related expenses associated with increased headcount to support the continued growth of our business and additional selling, general and administrative expenses associated with acquisitions, including F-I Holding Company (which directly or indirectly wholly owns certain French and Italian operations) during the second quarter of fiscal year 2011 and Telmar Network Technology, Inc. (“Telmar”) during the second quarter of fiscal year 2012.

Research and Development.    Research and development (“R&D”) expenses for fiscal year 2012 remained relatively constant at $25.8 million (0.2% of net revenue) from $25.0 million (0.2% of net revenue) for fiscal year 2011.

Amortization of Intangibles.    We recorded $16.8 million of amortization of intangibles in fiscal year 2012 as compared to $22.1 million in fiscal year 2011. The decrease is primarily attributable to certain intangible assets that became fully amortized since August 31, 2011, partially offset by an increase to amortization expense associated with the definite lived intangible assets acquired in connection with the acquisition of Telmar. For additional information regarding purchased intangibles, see “Acquisitions and Expansion” below, Note 1(f) — “Description of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies — Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets”, Note 6 — “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets” and Note 14 — “Business Acquisitions” to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

Settlement of Receivables and Related Charges.    We recorded a loss on settlement of receivables and related charges of $13.6 million during fiscal year 2011. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, we completed our acquisition of F-I Holding Company, which directly or indirectly wholly owns Competence France Holdings SAS, a French entity which wholly owns Competence France SAS, and Competence EMEA S.r.l., an Italian entity which wholly owns Competence Italia S.r.l. (Competence France Holdings SAS, Competence France SAS, Competence EMEA S.r.l. and Competence Italia S.r.l. are collectively referred to as the “Competence Sites” herein). The Competence Sites were our former operations and were previously disposed of on July 16, 2010. Refer to Note 13 — “Loss on Disposal of Subsidiaries” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further details.

During the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, immediately prior to the acquisition of the Competence Sites, we recognized a charge of $12.7 million in order to record $35.0 million in receivables and other relationships with the Competence Sites at their respective fair values. In addition, we recognized acquisition costs and other related charges of $0.9 million during the second quarter of fiscal year 2011. Refer to Note 14 — “Business Acquisitions” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further details.

Loss on Disposal of Subsidiaries.    We recorded a loss on disposal of subsidiaries of $23.9 million during fiscal year 2011.

Other Expense.    Other expense increased to $8.9 million for fiscal year 2012 compared to $3.0 million for fiscal year 2011, respectively. The increase was primarily due to an incremental loss of $2.3 million recognized during fiscal year 2012 under the foreign asset-backed securitization program, largely due to such expense being recorded to interest expense during a portion of the comparable period (as the program was accounted for as a secured borrowing until May 11, 2011) and $3.4 million of expense

 

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recognized during the fiscal year 2012 related to fair value adjustments associated with customer warrants. Refer to Note 2 – “Trade Accounts Receivable Securitization and Sale Programs” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of the foreign asset-backed securitization program.

Interest Income.    Interest income decreased to $2.0 million for fiscal year 2012 compared to $3.1 million for fiscal year 2011. The decrease during these periods was primarily due to reduced cash investments.

Interest Expense.    We recorded $106.1 million of interest expense in fiscal year 2012 as compared to $97.7 million in fiscal year 2011. The increase was primarily due to increased borrowings associated with our five year unsecured credit facility amended as of December 7, 2010 (the “Old Amended and Restated Credit Facility”) which was further amended and restated on March 19, 2012 by the Amended and Restated Credit Facility. These increases were partially offset by the losses recognized in connection with the asset-backed securitization programs that were recorded to interest expense during the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011 because the asset-backed securitization programs were accounted for as secured borrowings for a portion of the period. Refer to Note 2 — “Trade Accounts Receivable Securitization and Sale Programs” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of the asset-backed securitization programs.

Income Tax Expense.    Income tax expense reflects an effective tax rate of 22.2% for fiscal year 2012, as compared to an effective tax rate of 20.4% for fiscal year 2011. The effective tax rate increased from the previous period primarily due to the mix of tax rates and the expiration of tax incentives in various jurisdictions in which we do business, partially offset by the release of tax reserves related to the settlement of a non-U.S. governmental tax audit in fiscal year 2012 and no tax benefit related to the acquisition losses of F-I Holding Company in fiscal year 2011. Most of our international operations have historically been taxed at a lower rate than in the U.S., due to lower statutory tax rates and tax incentives granted to our sites in Brazil, China, Hungary, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore and Vietnam. The Hungarian incentive and the majority of the Chinese incentives expired during fiscal year 2012. The remaining material tax incentives expire at various dates through 2020. Such tax incentives are subject to conditions with which we expect to continue to comply. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates — Income Taxes”, “Risk Factors — We are subject to the risk of increased taxes” and Note 4 — “Income Taxes” to the Consolidated Financial Statements further discussion.

Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2011 Compared to Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2010

Net Revenue.    Our net revenue increased 23.2% to $16.5 billion for fiscal year 2011, up from $13.4 billion in fiscal year 2010. Specific increases include a 76% increase in the sale of specialized services products; a 31% increase in the sale of instrumentation and healthcare products; a 19% increase in the sale of industrial and CleanTech products; an 18% increase in the sale of E&I products; and an 11% increase in the sale of HVS products. These increases for fiscal year 2011 are primarily due to increased revenue from certain of our existing customers, including new program wins with these customers.

Foreign source revenue represented 86.0% of our net revenue for fiscal year 2011 and 84.7% of net revenue for fiscal year 2010.

For further discussion of our net revenues, refer to “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Results of Operations — Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2012 Compared to Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2011 — Net Revenue.”

Gross Profit.     Gross profit increased to $1.3 billion (7.6% of net revenue) for fiscal year 2011 from $1.0 billion (7.5% of net revenue) for fiscal year 2010. The increase in gross profit on an absolute basis and as a percentage of net revenue from the prior fiscal year was primarily due to increased revenue from certain of our existing customers, including new program wins with these customers, which allow us to better utilize capacity and absorb fixed costs, an increased focus on controlling costs and improving productivity and additional growth in the DMS segment, which typically has higher margins than the E&I and HVS segments.

Selling, General and Administrative.    Selling, general and administrative expenses remained relatively constant at $590.6 million (3.6% of net revenue) for fiscal year 2011 compared to $589.7 million (4.4% of net revenue) for fiscal year 2010. The decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of net revenue between fiscal years 2011 and 2010 is due to an increased focus on controlling costs, as well as being able to better absorb fixed costs as revenue levels increase.

Research and Development.     R&D expenses for fiscal year 2011 decreased to $25.0 million (0.2% of net revenue) from $28.1 million (0.2% of net revenue) for fiscal year 2010. The decrease is primarily due to a greater portion of engineering resources working on customer funded design projects and R&D activity being moved to our design centers in lower-cost geographies.

Amortization of Intangibles.    We recorded $22.1 million of amortization of intangibles in fiscal year 2011 as compared to $25.9 million in fiscal year 2010. The decrease is primarily attributable to certain intangible assets that became fully amortized since August 31, 2010. For additional information regarding purchased intangibles, see “Acquisitions and Expansion” below, Note 1(f) — “Description of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies — Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets” and Note 6 – “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets” to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Restructuring and Impairment Charges.

a.  2009 Restructuring Plan

During fiscal year 2011, we reversed $0.1 million of previously recognized restructuring and impairment costs, compared to charges of $7.7 million of restructuring and impairment costs recorded during fiscal year 2010 to our Consolidated Statement of Operations.

b.  2006 Restructuring Plan

During fiscal year 2011, we recorded approximately $0.7 million of restructuring and impairment costs, compared to charges of $0.5 million of restructuring and impairment charges recorded during fiscal year 2010. The restructuring and impairment costs for fiscal year 2011 are primarily related to lease commitment costs.

Settlement of Receivables and Related Charges.    We recorded a loss on settlement of receivables and related charges of $13.6 million during fiscal year 2011. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, we completed our acquisition of F-I Holding Company, which directly or indirectly wholly owns Competence France Holdings SAS, a French entity which wholly owns Competence France SAS, and Competence EMEA S.r.l., an Italian entity which wholly owns Competence Italia S.r.l. (Competence France Holdings SAS, Competence France SAS, Competence EMEA S.r.l. and Competence Italia S.r.l. are collectively referred to as the “Competence Sites” herein). The Competence Sites were our former operations and were previously disposed of on July 16, 2010. Refer to Note 13 — “Loss on Disposal of Subsidiaries” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further details.

During the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, immediately prior to the acquisition of the Competence Sites, we recognized a charge of $12.7 million in order to record $35.0 million in receivables and other relationships with the Competence Sites at their respective fair values. In addition, we recognized acquisition costs and other related charges of $0.9 million during the second quarter of fiscal year 2011. Refer to Note 14 — “Business Acquisitions” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further details.

Loss on Disposal of Subsidiaries.    We recorded a loss on disposal of subsidiaries of $23.9 million during fiscal year 2011 and $24.6 million during fiscal year 2010.

During the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, we sold the operations of Jabil Circuit Automotive, SAS, an automotive electronic manufacturing subsidiary located in Western Europe to an unrelated third party. In connection with this sale, we recorded a loss on disposition of approximately $15.7 million, which includes approximately $4.2 million in transaction costs incurred in connection with the sale during the three months ended November 30, 2009.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, we sold F-I Holding Company, which directly or indirectly wholly owns the Competence Sites, to an unrelated third party. In connection with this transaction, we provided an aggregate $25.0 million working capital loan to the disposed operations. During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, we recorded a charge of $8.9 million to loss on disposal of subsidiaries within the Consolidated Statement of Operations, including $1.7 million of transaction-related costs and $6.5 million in order to record the working capital loan at its respective fair market value at August 31, 2010 based upon a discounted cash flow analysis. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, we recorded a charge of $23.9 million to loss on disposal of subsidiaries within the Consolidated Statement of Operations, including $18.5 million to fully write-off the remaining balance of the working capital loan and $5.4 million to write off a purchase price related receivable that we were due from the third party purchaser as they were deemed no longer collectible. Refer to Note 13 — “Loss on Disposal of Subsidiaries” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion.

Other Expense.    Other expense remained relatively constant at $3.0 million for fiscal year 2011 compared to $4.1 million for fiscal year 2010, respectively.

Interest Income.    Interest income remained relatively constant at $3.1 million for fiscal year 2011 compared to $3.0 million for fiscal year 2010.

Interest Expense.    We recorded $97.7 million of interest expense in fiscal year 2011 as compared to $79.2 million in fiscal year 2010. The increase was primarily due to interest associated with the issuance of our 5.625% Senior Notes during the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 and the refinancing of the credit facility dated as of July 19, 2007 (the “Old Credit Facility”) at market rates, which were higher than the Old Credit Facility’s, during the second quarter of fiscal year 2011.

Income Tax Expense.    Income tax expense reflects an effective tax rate of 20.4% for fiscal year 2011, as compared to an effective tax rate of 30.9% for fiscal year 2010. The effective tax rate differs from the previous period due to the amount of earnings, mix of tax rates, and increase in tax incentives in the various jurisdictions in which we do business and the sale of F-I Holding Company (which owns the Competence Sites) in fiscal year 2010, partially offset by the acquisition of F-I Holding Company in fiscal year 2011. Most of our international operations have historically been taxed at a lower rate than in the U.S., primarily due to tax incentives granted to our sites in Brazil, China, Hungary, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore and Vietnam. The material tax incentives

 

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expire at various dates through 2020. Such tax incentives are subject to conditions with which we expect to continue to comply. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates — Income Taxes”, “Risk Factors – We are subject to the risk of increased taxes” and Note 4 — “Income Taxes” to the Consolidated Financial Statements further discussion.

Non-U.S. GAAP Core Financial Measures

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations include certain non-U.S. GAAP financial measures as identified in the reconciliation below. The non-U.S. GAAP financial measures disclosed herein do not have standard meaning and may vary from the non-U.S. GAAP financial measures used by other companies or how we may calculate those measures in other instances from time to time. Non-U.S. GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Also, our “core” financial measures should not be construed as an inference by us that our future results will be unaffected by those items which are excluded from our “core” financial measures.

Management believes that the non-U.S. GAAP “core” financial measures set forth below are useful to facilitate evaluating the past and future performance of our ongoing manufacturing operations over multiple periods on a comparable basis by excluding the effects of the amortization of intangibles, distressed customer charges, stock-based compensation expense and related charges, restructuring and impairment charges, settlement of receivables and related charges and loss on disposal of subsidiaries. Among other uses, management uses non-U.S. GAAP “core” financial measures as a factor in determining certain employee performance when determining incentive compensation.

We are reporting “core” operating income and “core” earnings to provide investors with an additional method for assessing operating income and earnings, by presenting what we believe are our “core” manufacturing operations. A significant portion (based on the respective values) of the items that are excluded for purposes of calculating “core” operating income and “core” earnings also impacted certain balance sheet assets, resulting in a portion of an asset being written off without a corresponding recovery of cash we may have previously spent with respect to the asset. In the case of restructuring charges, we may be making associated cash payments in the future. In addition, although, for purposes of calculating “core” operating income and “core” earnings, we exclude stock-based compensation expense (which we anticipate continuing to incur in the future) because it is a non-cash expense, the associated stock issued may result in an increase in our outstanding shares of stock, which may result in the dilution of our stockholders’ ownership interest. We encourage you to evaluate these items and the limitations for purposes of analysis in excluding them.

Included in the table below is a reconciliation of the non-U.S. GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures as provided in our Consolidated Financial Statements (in thousands):

 

     Fiscal Year Ended August 31,  
     2012      2011      2010  

Operating income (U.S. GAAP)

   $ 621,931       $ 578,734       $ 327,566   

Amortization of intangibles

     16,825         22,051         25,934   

Distressed customer charges

     16,014                   

Stock-based compensation and related charges

     81,409         76,230         104,609   

Restructuring and impairment charges

             628         8,217   

Settlement of receivables and related charges

             13,607           

Loss on disposal of subsidiaries

             23,944         24,604   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Core operating income (Non-U.S. GAAP)

   $ 736,179       $ 715,194       $ 490,930   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Jabil Circuit, Inc. (U.S. GAAP)

   $ 394,687       $ 381,063       $ 168,840   

Amortization of intangibles, net of tax

     16,425         21,998         25,887   

Distressed customer charges

     16,014                   

Stock-based compensation and related charges, net of tax

     79,985         75,068         102,719   

Restructuring and impairment charges, net of tax

             628         8,314   

Settlement of receivables and related charges

             13,607           

Loss on disposal of subsidiaries, net of tax

             23,944         24,604   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Core earnings (Non-U.S. GAAP)

   $ 507,111         516,308         330,364   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Earnings per share: (U.S. GAAP)

        

Basic

   $ 1.91       $ 1.78       $ 0.79   

Diluted

   $ 1.87       $ 1.73       $ 0.78   

Core earnings per share: (Non-U.S. GAAP)

        

Basic

   $ 2.46       $ 2.41       $ 1.54   

Diluted

   $ 2.40       $ 2.34       $ 1.52   

Common shares used in the calculations of earnings per share (U.S. GAAP & Non-U.S. GAAP):

        

Basic

     206,160         214,502         214,332   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted

     211,181         220,719         217,597   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Core operating income in fiscal year 2012 increased 2.9% to $736.2 million compared to $715.2 million in fiscal year 2011. Core earnings in fiscal year 2012 decreased 1.8% to $507.1 million compared to $516.3 million in fiscal year 2011. These variances were the result of the same factors described above in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2012 Compared to Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2011 — Gross Profit.”

Quarterly Results (Unaudited)

The following table sets forth certain unaudited quarterly financial information for the 2012 and 2011 fiscal years. In the opinion of management, this information has been presented on the same basis as the audited consolidated financial statements appearing elsewhere, and all necessary adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) have been included in the amounts stated below to present fairly the unaudited quarterly results when read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto. The operating results for any quarter are not necessarily indicative of results for any future period.

 

    Fiscal Year 2012     Fiscal Year 2011  
    Aug. 31,
2012
    May 31,
2012
    Feb. 29,
2012
    Nov. 30,
2011
    Aug. 31,
2011
    May 31,
2011
    Feb. 28,
2011
    Nov. 30,
2010
 
    (in thousands, except per share data)  

Net revenue

  $ 4,338,080      $ 4,250,918      $ 4,236,174      $ 4,326,769      $ 4,280,295      $ 4,227,688      $ 3,928,663      $ 4,082,181   

Cost of revenue

    4,020,532        3,921,595        3,914,010        3,986,759        3,951,092        3,909,312        3,632,263        3,771,590   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

    317,548        329,323        322,164        340,010        329,203        318,376        296,400        310,591   

Operating expenses:

               

Selling, general and administrative

    163,070        162,748        160,811        157,823        152,204        154,112        141,807        142,449   

Research and development

    6,784        6,518        6,264        6,271        6,209        6,544        6,540        5,741   

Amortization of intangibles

    3,426        3,454        4,871        5,074        5,230        5,187        5,665        5,969   

Restructuring and impairment charges

                                              196        432   

Settlement of receivables and relates charges

                                              13,607          

Loss on disposal of subsidiaries

                                              23,944          
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

    144,268        156,603        150,218        170,842        165,560        152,533        104,641        156,000   

Other expense (income)

    2,440        1,899        1,919        2,685        568        1,771        847        (200

Interest income

    (462     (733     (288     (558     (646     (897     (739     (850

Interest expense

    27,826        26,462        26,322        25,519        24,605        25,149        25,777        22,162   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income tax

    114,464        128,975        122,265        143,196        141,033        126,510        78,756        134,888   

Income tax expense

    31,999        27,377        24,020        29,415        25,492        22,222        23,038        27,477   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

    82,465        101,598        98,245        113,781        115,541        104,288        55,718        107,411   

Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of income tax expense

    (332     278        547        909        1,253        (407     315        734   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Jabil Circuit, Inc

    82,797        101,320      $ 97,698      $ 112,872        114,288        104,695      $ 55,403      $ 106,677   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per share attributable to the stockholders of Jabil Circuit, Inc.:

               

Basic

  $ 0.40      $ 0.49      $ 0.47      $ 0.55      $ 0.54      $ 0.49      $ 0.26      $ 0.50   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

  $ 0.39      $ 0.48      $ 0.46      $ 0.54      $ 0.52      $ 0.47      $ 0.25      $ 0.49   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

               

Basic

    205,666        206,298        207,287        205,388        212,753        215,705        215,170        214,395   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

    210,847        211,541        212,148        209,937        219,494        222,337        221,022        217,405   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain financial information stated as a percentage of net revenue:

 

     Fiscal Year 2012     Fiscal Year 2011  
     Aug. 31,
2012
    May 31,
2012
    Feb. 29,
2012
    Nov. 30,
2011
    Aug. 31,
2011
    May 31,
2011
    Feb. 28,
2011
    Nov. 30,
2010
 

Net revenue

     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0

Cost of revenue

     92.7        92.2        92.4        92.1        92.3        92.5        92.5        92.4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gross profit

     7.3        7.8        7.6        7.9        7.7        7.5        7.5        7.6   

Selling, general and administrative

     3.7        3.8        3.8        3.6        3.6        3.6        3.6        3.6   

Research and development

     0.2        0.2        0.2        0.2        0.1        0.2        0.2        0.1   

Amortization of intangibles

     0.1        0.1        0.1        0.2        0.1        0.1        0.1        0.1   

Restructuring and impairment charges

                                               0.0        0.0   

Settlement of receivables and related charges

                                               0.3         

Loss on disposal of subsidiaries

                                               0.6         
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     3.3        3.7        3.5        3.9        3.9        3.6        2.7        3.8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other expense

     0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0   

Interest income

     (0.0     (0.0     (0.0     (0.0     (0.0     (0.0     (0.0     (0.0

Interest expense

     0.7        0.7        0.6        0.6        0.6        0.6        0.7        0.5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

     2.6        3.0        2.9        3.3        3.3        3.0        2.0        3.3   

Income tax expense

     0.7        0.6        0.6        0.7        0.6        0.5        0.6        0.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income

     1.9        2.4        2.3        2.6        2.7        2.5        1.4        2.6   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests, net of income tax expense

     0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0        0.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Jabil Circuit, Inc

     1.9     2.4     2.3     2.6     2.7     2.5     1.4     2.6
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Acquisitions and Expansion

As discussed in Note 14 — “Business Acquisitions” to the Consolidated Financial Statements, we completed our acquisition of Telmar during the second quarter of fiscal year 2012. Acquisitions are accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting. Our Consolidated Financial Statements include the operating results of each business from the date of acquisition. See “Risk Factors — We have on occasion not achieved, and may not in the future achieve, expected profitability from our acquisitions.”

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At August 31, 2012, we had cash and cash equivalent balances totaling $1.2 billion, total notes payable and long-term debt of $1.7 billion, $1.3 billion in available liquidity under our revolving credit facilities and up to $184.3 million in available liquidity under our trade accounts receivable securitization and uncommitted sale programs. As the sale programs are uncommitted, we can offer no assurance that if we attempt to draw on such programs in the future that we will receive funding from the associated banks which would require us to utilize other available sources of liquidity, including our revolving credit facilities.

Cash Flows

The following table sets forth, for the fiscal years ended August 31 selected consolidated cash flow information (in thousands):

 

     Fiscal Year Ended August 31,  
     2012     2011     2010  

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 634,226      $ 828,009      $ 427,410   

Net cash used in investing activities

     (605,870     (426,278     (440,257

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     317,358        (267,722     (100,280

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     (17,069     10,273        (18,816
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

   $ 328,645      $ 144,282      $ (131,943
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities for fiscal year 2012 was approximately $634.2 million. This resulted primarily from net income of $396.1 million, $353.5 million in non-cash depreciation and amortization expense and $81.4 million in stock-based compensation expense; which were partially offset by a $141.6 million increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets and a $53.3 million increase in inventories. The increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets was primarily driven by increases in the deferred purchase price notes receivable under our asset-backed securitization programs due to higher levels of sales and the timing of cash funding provided by the unaffiliated conduits and financial institutions discussed further below and advanced deposits made for machinery and equipment purchases and facility expansion primarily within our DMS segment. The increase in inventories was primarily to support the transition of certain program wins.

Net cash used in investing activities for fiscal year 2012 was $605.9 million. This consisted primarily of capital expenditures of $497.7 million principally for machinery and equipment for new business, particularly within our DMS segment, maintenance levels of machinery and equipment and information technology infrastructure upgrades and $125.1 million of net cash paid to acquire Telmar. These increases were partially offset by $16.4 million of proceeds from the sale of property and equipment.

Net cash provided by financing activities for fiscal year 2012 was $317.4 million. This resulted from our receipt of approximately $0.5 billion of proceeds from borrowings under the 4.700% Senior Notes and $8.7 billion of proceeds from borrowings under existing debt agreements, which primarily included $8.3 billion of borrowings under the Old Amended and Restated Credit Facility and the Amended and Restated Credit Facility. This was offset by repayments in an aggregate amount of approximately $8.7 billion during fiscal year 2012, which primarily included an aggregate of $8.3 billion of repayments under the Old Amended and Restated Credit Facility and the Amended and Restated Credit Facility. In addition, we paid $71.0 million to repurchase 3,212,418 of our common shares, $65.2 million in dividends to stockholders, $20.5 million related to the purchase of a portion of our noncontrolling interest of a subsidiary within our DMS segment and $31.2 million to the IRS on behalf of certain employees to satisfy minimum tax obligations related to the vesting of certain restricted stock awards (as consideration for these payments to the IRS, we withheld $31.2 million of employee-owned common stock related to this vesting) during the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

 

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Sources

We may need to finance day-to-day working capital needs, as well as future growth and any corresponding working capital needs, with additional borrowings under our Amended and Restated Credit Facility (which is further discussed in the following paragraphs) and our other revolving credit facilities described below, as well as additional public and private offerings of our debt and equity. Currently, we have a shelf registration statement with the SEC registering the potential sale of an indeterminate amount of debt and equity securities in the future, from time-to-time over the three years following the registration, to augment our liquidity and capital resources. The current shelf registration statement will expire in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 at which time we currently anticipate filing a new shelf registration statement. Any future sale or issuance of equity or convertible debt securities could result in dilution to current or future shareholders. Further, we may issue debt securities that have rights and privileges senior to those of holders of ordinary shares, and the terms of this debt could impose restrictions on operations, increase debt service obligations, limit our flexibility as a result of debt service requirements and restrictive covenants, potentially negatively affect our credit ratings, and limit our ability to access additional capital or execute our business strategy. We continue to assess our capital structure and evaluate the merits of redeploying available cash to reduce existing debt or repurchase common shares.

We regularly sell designated pools of trade accounts receivable under two asset-backed securitization programs, a factoring program and two uncommitted trade accounts receivable sale programs (collectively referred to herein as the “programs”). Transfers of the receivables under the programs are accounted for as sales and, accordingly, net receivables sold under the programs are excluded from accounts receivable on the Consolidated Balance Sheets and are reflected as cash provided by operating activities on the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. Discussion of each of the programs is included in the following paragraphs. In addition, refer to Note 2 — “Trade Accounts Receivable Securitization and Sale Programs” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further details on the programs.

a.  Asset-Backed Securitization Programs

We continuously sell designated pools of trade accounts receivable under our asset-backed securitization programs to special purpose entities, which in turn sell 100% of the receivables to conduits administered by unaffiliated financial institutions (for the North American asset-backed securitization program) and an unaffiliated financial institution (for the foreign asset-backed securitization program). Any portion of the purchase price for the receivables which is not paid in cash upon the sale taking place is recorded as a deferred purchase price receivable, which is paid from available cash as payments on the receivables are collected. Net cash proceeds up to a maximum of $300.0 million for the North American asset-backed securitization program and $200.0 million for the foreign asset-backed securitization program are available at any one time.

The foreign asset-backed securitization program was amended on May 15, 2012 to expire on May 15, 2015.

In connection with our asset-backed securitization programs, at August 31, 2012, we had sold $861.9 million of eligible trade accounts receivable, which represents the face amount of total outstanding receivables at that date. In exchange, we received cash proceeds of $379.4 million, and a net deferred purchase price receivable. At August 31, 2012, the net deferred purchase price receivable totaled approximately $477.4 million. The deferred purchase price receivable was recorded initially at fair value as prepaid expenses and other current assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.

b.  Trade Accounts Receivable Factoring Agreement

In connection with a factoring agreement, we transfer ownership of eligible trade accounts receivable of a foreign subsidiary without recourse to a third party purchaser in exchange for cash. Proceeds from the transfer reflect the face value of the account less a discount. In April 2012, the factoring agreement was extended through September 30, 2012, at which time it was automatically renewed for an additional six-month period.

During the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012, we sold $76.0 million of trade accounts receivable and received cash proceeds of $76.0 million.

c.  Trade Accounts Receivable Sale Programs

In connection with two separate uncommitted trade accounts receivable sale agreements with banks, the second of which was entered into during the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, we may elect to sell and the banks may elect to purchase at a discount, on an ongoing basis, up to a maximum of $250.0 million and $40.0 million of specific trade accounts receivable at any one time. The $250.0 million uncommitted trade accounts receivable sale agreement has no defined termination date and either party can elect to cancel the agreement by giving prior written notification to the other party of no less than 30 days. The $40.0 million uncommitted trade accounts receivable sale agreement was amended during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. Prior

 

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to the amendment, the capacity was $50.0 million. The $40.0 million agreement will expire no later than June 1, 2015, though either party can elect to cancel the agreement by giving prior written notification to the other party of no less than 30 days. A $200.0 million uncommitted trade accounts receivable sale agreement, which we were previously party to, was terminated on May 31, 2012.

During the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012, we sold $2.1 billion of trade accounts receivable under these programs and we received cash proceeds of $2.1 billion.

Notes payable and long-term debt outstanding at August 31, 2012 and August 31, 2011 are summarized below (in thousands):

 

     August 31,
2012
     August 31,
2011
 

7.750% Senior Notes due 2016 (a)

   $ 305,221       $ 303,501   

8.250% Senior Notes due 2018 (b)

     397,903         397,521   

5.625% Senior Notes due 2020 (c)

     400,000         400,000   

4.700% Senior Notes due 2022 (d)

     500,000           

Borrowings under credit facilities (e)

     8,000         72,100   

Borrowings under loans (f)

     56,036         2,062   

Fair value adjustment related to terminated interest rate swap on the 7.750%  Senior Notes (g)

     9,197         11,570   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total notes payable and long-term debt

     1,676,357         1,186,754   

Less current installments of notes payable and long-term debt

     18,031         74,160   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Notes payable and long-term debt, less current installments

   $ 1,658,326       $ 1,112,594   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009, we issued the 7.750% Senior Notes at 96.1% of par, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $300.0 million. The 7.750% Senior Notes mature on July 15, 2016 and pay interest semiannually on January 15 and July 15. Also, the 7.750% Senior Notes are our senior unsecured obligations and rank equally with all other existing and future senior unsecured debt obligations. We are subject to covenants such as limitations on our and/or our subsidiaries’ ability to: consolidate or merge with, or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of our assets to, another person; create certain liens; enter into sale and leaseback transactions; create, incur, issue, assume or guarantee funded debt (which only applies to our “restricted subsidiaries”); and guarantee any of our indebtedness (which only applies to our subsidiaries). We are also subject to a covenant requiring our repurchase of the 7.750% Senior Notes upon a “change of control repurchase event.”

 

(b)

During the second and third quarters of fiscal year 2008, we issued $250.0 million and $150.0 million, respectively, of ten-year, unregistered 8.250% notes at 99.965% of par and 97.5% of par, respectively, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $245.7 million and $148.5 million, respectively. On July 18, 2008, we completed an exchange whereby all of the outstanding unregistered 8.250% Notes were exchanged for the 8.250% Senior Notes that are substantially identical to the unregistered notes except that the 8.250% Senior Notes are registered under the Securities Act and do not have any transfer restrictions, registration rights or rights to additional special interest.

The 8.250% Senior Notes mature on March 15, 2018 and pay interest semiannually on March 15 and September 15. The interest rate payable on the 8.250% Senior Notes is subject to adjustment from time to time if the credit ratings assigned to the 8.250% Senior Notes increase or decrease, as provided in the 8.250% Senior Notes. The 8.250% Senior Notes are our senior unsecured obligations and rank equally with all other existing and future senior unsecured debt obligations.

We are subject to covenants such as limitations on our and/or our subsidiaries’ ability to: consolidate or merge with, or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of our assets to, another person; create certain liens; enter into sale and leaseback transactions; create, incur, issue, assume or guarantee any funded debt (which only applies to our “restricted subsidiaries”); and guarantee any of our indebtedness (which only applies to our subsidiaries). We are also subject to a covenant requiring our repurchase of the 8.250% Senior Notes upon a “change of control repurchase event.”

 

(c)

During the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, we issued the 5.625% Senior Notes at par. The net proceeds from the offering of $400.0 million were used to fully repay the term portion of the Old Credit Facility and partially repay amounts outstanding under our foreign asset-backed securitization program. The 5.625% Senior Notes mature on December 15, 2020. Interest on the 5.625% Senior Notes is payable semiannually on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning on June 15, 2011. The 5.625% Senior Notes are our senior unsecured obligations and rank equally with all other existing and future senior unsecured debt obligations. We are subject to covenants such as limitations on our and/or our subsidiaries’ ability to: consolidate or merge with, or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of our assets to, another person; create certain liens; enter into sale and

 

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leaseback transactions; create, incur, issue, assume or guarantee any funded debt (which only applies to our “restricted subsidiaries”); and guarantee any of our indebtedness (which only applies to our subsidiaries). We are also subject to a covenant requiring our repurchase of the 5.625% Senior Notes upon a “change of control repurchase event.”

 

(d)

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, we issued the 4.700% Senior Notes at 99.992% of par. The net proceeds from the offering of $500.0 million were used to repay outstanding borrowings under our revolving Amended and Restated Credit Facility and for general corporate purposes. The 4.700% Senior Notes mature on September 15, 2022 and pay interest semiannually on March 15 and September 15 of each year, beginning on March 15, 2013. The 4.700% Senior Notes are our senior unsecured obligations and rank equally with all other existing and future senior unsecured debt obligations. We are subject to covenants such as limitations on our and/or our subsidiaries’ ability to: consolidate or merge with, or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of our assets to, another person; create certain liens; enter into sale and leaseback transactions; create, incur, issue, assume or guarantee any funded debt (which only applies to our “restricted subsidiaries”); and guarantee any of our indebtedness (which only applies to our subsidiaries). We are also subject to a covenant requiring our repurchase of the 4.700% Senior Notes upon a “change of control repurchase event.”

 

(e)

As of August 31, 2012, six of our foreign subsidiaries have credit facilities that finance their future growth and any corresponding working capital needs. Five of the credit facilities are denominated in U.S. dollars and one is denominated in Brazilian reais. The credit facilities incur interest at fixed and variable rates ranging from 2.1% to 12.4%.

On March 19, 2012, we entered into the Amended and Restated Credit Facility, which amended and restated the Old Amended and Restated Credit Facility. The Amended and Restated Credit Facility provides for a revolving credit facility in the initial amount of $1.3 billion, which may, subject to lenders’ discretion, potentially be increased up to $1.6 billion and expires on March 19, 2017. Interest and fees on the Amended and Restated Credit Facility advances are based on our non-credit enhanced long-term senior unsecured debt rating as determined by S&P and Moody’s. Interest is charged at a rate equal to either 0.175% to 0.850% above the base rate or 1.175% to 1.850% above the Eurocurrency rate, where the base rate represents the greatest of Citibank, N.A.’s prime rate, 0.50% above the federal funds rate, or 1.0% above one-month LIBOR, and the Eurocurrency rate represents adjusted LIBOR for the applicable interest period, each as more fully described in the Amended and Restated Credit Facility agreement. Fees include a facility fee based on the revolving credit commitments of the lenders and a letter of credit fee based on the amount of outstanding letters of credit. We, along with our subsidiaries, are subject to the following financial covenants: (1) a maximum ratio of (a) Debt (as defined in the Amended and Restated Credit Facility agreement) to (b) Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the Amended and Restated Credit Facility agreement) and (2) a minimum ratio of (a) Consolidated EBITDA to (b) interest payable on, and amortization of debt discount in respect of, all Debt (as defined in the Amended and Restated Credit Facility agreement) and loss on sale of accounts receivables. In addition, we are subject to other covenants, such as: limitation upon liens; limitation upon mergers, etc.; limitation upon accounting changes; limitation upon subsidiary debt; limitation upon sales, etc. of assets; limitation upon changes in nature of business; payment restrictions affecting subsidiaries; compliance with laws, etc.; payment of taxes, etc.; maintenance of insurance; preservation of corporate existence, etc.; visitation rights; keeping of books; maintenance of properties, etc.; transactions with affiliates; and reporting requirements.

During fiscal year 2012, we borrowed and repaid $8.3 billion against the Old Amended and Restated Credit Facility and the Amended and Restated Credit Facility under multiple draws. In addition, during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, we borrowed and repaid $1.6 billion against the Amended and Restated Credit Facility under multiple draws.

 

(f)

On May 2, 2012, we entered into a master lease agreement with a variable interest entity (the “VIE”) whereby we sell to and subsequently lease back from the VIE up to $60.0 million in certain machinery and equipment for a period of up to five years. In connection with this transaction, we hold a variable interest in the VIE, which was designed to hold debt obligations payable to third-party creditors. The proceeds from such debt obligations are utilized to finance the purchase of the machinery and equipment that is then leased by us. We are the primary beneficiary of the VIE as we have both the power to direct the activities of the VIE that most significantly impact the VIE’s economic performance and the obligation to absorb losses or the right to receive benefits that could potentially be significant to the VIE. Therefore, we consolidate the financial statements of the VIE and eliminate all intercompany transactions. At August 31, 2012, the VIE had approximately $55.1 million of total assets, of which approximately $53.6 million was comprised of a note receivable due from us, and approximately $54.8 million of total liabilities, of which approximately $54.7 million were debt obligations to the third-party creditors (as the VIE has utilized approximately $54.7 million of the $60.0 million debt obligation capacity). The third-party creditors have recourse to our general credit only in the event that we default on our obligations under the terms of the master lease agreement. In addition, the assets held by the VIE can be used only to settle the obligations of the VIE.

 

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In addition to the loans described above, at August 31, 2012, we have borrowings outstanding to fund working capital needs. These additional loans total approximately $1.2 million and are denominated in Euros. The loans are due and payable within 12 months and are classified as short-term on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

(g)

This amount represents the fair value hedge accounting adjustment related to the 7.750% Senior Notes. For further discussion of our fair value hedges, see Note 12 — “Derivative Financial Instruments and Hedging Activities” to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

At August 31, 2012 and 2011, we were in compliance with all covenants under the Amended and Restated Credit Facility and the Old Amended and Restated Credit Facility, respectively and our securitization programs.

Uses

On October 20, 2011, January 25, 2012 April 19, 2012, and July 19, 2012, our Board of Directors approved payment of a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share to shareholders of record as of November 15, 2011, February 16, 2012, May 15, 2012, and August 15, 2012 respectively. The total cash dividend declared on October 20, 2011 of $17.4 million was paid on December 1, 2011, the total cash dividend declared on January 25, 2012 of $17.3 million was paid on March 1, 2012, the total cash dividend declared on April 19, 2012 of $17.3 million was paid on June 1, 2012 and the total cash dividend declared on July 19, 2012 of $17.2 million was paid on September 4, 2012. We currently expect to continue to declare and pay regular quarterly dividends of an amount similar to our past declarations. However, the declaration and payment of future dividends are discretionary and will be subject to determination by our Board of Directors each quarter following its review of our financial performance.

In the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $100.0 million of our common shares. We repurchased 3,212,418 shares during the course of fiscal year 2012 for approximately $71.0 million. In addition, following the end of fiscal year 2012, we repurchased 1,583,815, which is the remaining amount authorized by our Board of Directors.

On September 25, 2012, our Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $100.0 million of our common shares during the twelve month period following their authorization. As of October 22, 2012 we repurchased 3,580,104 shares for approximately $62.3 million. The remaining shares will be repurchased from time-to-time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions at the Company’s discretion, subject to market conditions and other factors.

On December 1, 2011, we completed our acquisition of Telmar by acquiring 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Telmar for approximately $128.9 million in cash which was primarily funded through the Old Amended and Restated Credit Facility. Refer to Note 14 — “Business Acquisitions” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further details surrounding the Telmar acquisition.

Our working capital requirements and capital expenditures could continue to increase in order to support future expansions of our operations through construction of greenfield operations or acquisitions. It is possible that future expansions may be significant and may require the payment of cash. Future liquidity needs will also depend on fluctuations in levels of inventory and shipments, changes in customer order volumes and timing of expenditures for new equipment.

At August 31, 2012, we had approximately $1.2 billion in cash and cash equivalents. As our growth remains predominantly outside of the United States, a significant portion of such cash and cash equivalents are held by our foreign subsidiaries. We estimate that approximately $476.0 million of the cash and cash equivalents held by our foreign subsidiaries could not be repatriated to the United States without potential income tax consequences.

For discussion of our cash management and risk management policies see “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.”

We currently anticipate that during the next 12 months, our capital expenditures will be in the range of $400.0 million to $500.0 million, principally for machinery and equipment for new business within our DMS segment, maintenance levels of machinery and equipment, information technology infrastructure upgrades and construction of new greenfield facilities. We believe that our level of resources, which include cash on hand, available borrowings under our revolving credit facilities, additional proceeds available under our trade accounts receivable securitization programs and potentially available under our uncommitted trade accounts receivable sale programs and funds provided by operations, will be adequate to fund these capital expenditures, the payment of any declared quarterly dividends, the repurchase of common shares and our working capital requirements for the next 12 months.

Our $300.0 million North American asset-backed securitization program expires in October 2014 and our $200.0 million foreign asset-backed securitization program expires in May 2015, and we may be unable to renew either of these. Our $250.0 million

 

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uncommitted trade accounts receivable sale program does not have a defined termination date and either party can elect to cancel the agreement by giving prior written notification to the other party of no less than 30 days. Our $40.0 million uncommitted trade accounts receivable sale program will expire no later than June 1, 2015, though either party can elect to cancel the agreement by giving prior written notification to the other party of no less than 30 days. As the sales programs are uncommitted, we can offer no assurance that if we attempt to draw on such programs in the future that we will receive funding from the associated banks which would require us to utilize other available sources of liquidity, including our revolving credit facilities.

Should we desire to consummate significant additional acquisition opportunities or undertake significant additional expansion activities, our capital needs would increase and could possibly result in our need to increase available borrowings under our revolving credit facilities or access public or private debt and equity markets. There can be no assurance, however, that we would be successful in raising additional debt or equity on terms that we would consider acceptable. See “Risk Factors — Our amount of debt could significantly increase in the future.”

Contractual Obligations

Our contractual obligations for short and long-term debt arrangements, future interest on notes payable and long-term debt, future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating lease arrangements, pensions and employee benefit obligations and capital commitments as of August 31, 2012 are summarized below. We generally do not enter into non-cancelable purchase orders for materials until we receive a corresponding purchase commitment from our customer. Non-cancelable purchase orders do not typically extend beyond the normal lead time of several weeks at most. Purchase orders beyond this time frame are typically cancelable.

 

     Payments due by period (in thousands)  
     Total      Less than 1
year
     1-3 years      4-5 years      After 5
years
 

Notes payable and long-term debt (a)

   $ 1,667,160       $ 18,031       $ 18,235       $ 332,991       $ 1,297,903   

Future interest on notes payable and long-term debt (b)

     707,891         104,939         209,081         180,822         213,049   

Operating lease obligations

     237,002         60,432         74,467         45,534         56,569   

Non-cancelable purchase order obligations (c)

     112,841         111,120         1,721                   

Pension and postretirement contributions and payments (d)

     22,293         5,531         2,319         2,664         11,779   

Capital commitments (e)

     3,200         3,200                           
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total contractual cash obligations (f)

   $ 2,750,387       $ 303,253       $ 305,823       $ 562,011       $ 1,579,300   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a)

The above table excludes a $9.2 million fair value adjustment related to the former interest rate swap on the 7.750% Senior Notes.

 

(b)

Certain of our notes payable and long-term debt pay interest at variable rates. In the contractual obligations table above, we have elected to apply estimated interest rates to determine the value of these future interest payments.

 

(c)

Consists of purchase commitments entered into as of August 31, 2012 for property, plant and equipment pursuant to legally enforceable and binding agreements.

 

(d)

Includes the estimated company contributions to funded pension plans during fiscal 2013 and the expected benefit payments for unfunded pension and postretirement plans from fiscal 2013 through 2022. These future payments are not recorded on the consolidated balance sheet but will be recorded as incurred.

 

(e)

During the first quarter of fiscal year 2009, we committed $10.0 million to an independent private equity limited partnership which invests in companies that address resource limits in energy, water and materials (commonly referred to as the “CleanTech” sector). Of that amount, we have invested $6.8 million as of August 31, 2012. The remaining commitment of $3.2 million is callable over the next 12 months by the general partner.

 

(f)

At August 31, 2012, we have $7.3 million and $68.5 million recorded as a current and a long-term liability, respectively, for uncertain tax positions. We are not able to reasonably estimate the timing of payments, or the amount by which our liability for these uncertain tax positions will increase or decrease over time, and accordingly, this liability has been excluded from the above table.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Foreign Currency Exchange Risks

We transact business in various foreign countries and are, therefore, subject to risk of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. We enter into forward contracts to economically hedge transactional exposure associated with commitments arising from trade accounts receivable, trade accounts payable, intercompany transactions and fixed purchase obligations denominated in a

 

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currency other than the functional currency of the respective operating entity. We do not intend to use derivative financial instruments for speculative purposes. All derivative instruments are recorded on our Consolidated Balance Sheets at their respective fair values. At August 31, 2012, except for certain foreign currency contracts with a notional amount outstanding of $199.7 million and a fair value of $1.3 million recorded in prepaid expenses and other current assets and $1.2 million recorded in accrued expenses, we have elected not to prepare and maintain the documentation required for the transactions to qualify as accounting hedges and, therefore, changes in fair value are recorded within our Consolidated Statements of Operations.

The aggregate notional amount of outstanding contracts at August 31, 2012 that do not qualify as accounting hedges was $837.3 million. The fair value of these contracts amounted to a $4.4 million asset recorded in prepaid expenses and other current assets and a $3.0 million liability recorded to accrued expenses on our Consolidated Balance Sheets.

The forward contracts (both those that are designated as accounting hedging instruments and those that are not) will generally expire in less than three months, with five months being the maximum term of the contracts outstanding at August 31, 2012. The change in fair value related to contracts designated as accounting hedging instruments will be reflected in the revenue or expense line in which the underlying transaction occurs within our Consolidated Statements of Operations. The change in fair value related to contracts not designated as accounting hedging instruments will be reflected in cost of revenue within our Consolidated Statements of Operations. The forward contracts are denominated in Brazilian reais, British pounds, Canadian dollars, Chinese yuan renminbis, Euros, Hungarian forints, Indian rupees, Japanese yen, Malaysian ringgits, Mexican pesos, Polish zlotys, Russian rubles, Swedish krona, Tawain dollars and U.S. dollars.

Based on our overall currency rate exposures as of August 31, 2012, including the derivative financial instruments intended to hedge the nonfunctional currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities, an immediate 10% hypothetical change of foreign currency exchange rates would not have a material effect on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

Interest Rate Risk

A portion of our exposure to market risk for changes in interest rates relates to our domestic investment portfolio. We do not, and do not intend to, use derivative financial instruments for speculative purposes. We place cash and cash equivalents with various major financial institutions. We protect our invested principal funds by limiting default risk, market risk and reinvestment risk. We mitigate these risks by generally investing in investment grade securities and by frequently positioning the portfolio to try to respond appropriately to a reduction in credit rating of any investment issuer, guarantor or depository to levels below the credit ratings dictated by our investment policy. The portfolio typically includes only marketable securities with active secondary or resale markets to ensure portfolio liquidity. At August 31, 2012, there were no significant outstanding investments.

During the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, we entered into a series of interest rate swaps with an aggregate notional amount of $200.0 million designated as fair value hedges of a portion of our 7.750% Senior Notes. Under these interest rate swaps, we received fixed rate interest payments and paid interest at a variable rate based on LIBOR plus a spread. The effect of these swaps was to convert fixed rate interest expense on a portion of the 7.750% Senior Notes to floating rate interest expense. Gains and losses related to changes in the fair value of the interest rate swaps were recorded to interest expense and offset changes in the fair value of the hedged portion of the underlying 7.750% Senior Notes.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, we terminated the interest rate swaps entered into in connection with the 7.750% Senior Notes with a fair value of $12.2 million, including accrued interest of $0.6 million at August 31, 2011. The portion of the fair value that is not accrued interest is recorded as a hedge accounting adjustment to the carrying amount of the 7.750% Senior Notes and is being amortized as a reduction to interest expense over the remaining term of the 7.750% Senior Notes. At August 31, 2012, the hedge accounting adjustment recorded is $9.2 million in the Consolidated Balance Sheets.

We pay interest on several of our outstanding borrowings at interest rates that fluctuate based upon changes in various base interest rates. There were $8.0 million in borrowings outstanding under these facilities at August 31, 2012. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Liquidity and Capital Resources” and Note 7 — “Notes Payable and Long-Term Debt” to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information regarding our outstanding debt obligations. The effect of an immediate hypothetical 10% change in variable interest rates would not have a material effect on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

Certain information required by this item is included in Item 7 of Part II of this Report under the heading “Quarterly Results” and is incorporated into this item by reference. All other information required by this item is included in Item 15 of Part IV of this Report and is incorporated into this item by reference.

 

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Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

There have been no changes in or disagreements with our accountants on accounting and financial disclosure.

 

Item 9A. Controls and Procedures

(a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We carried out an evaluation required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act (the “Evaluation”), under the supervision and with the participation of our President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act (“Disclosure Controls”) as of August 31, 2012. Based on the Evaluation, our CEO and CFO concluded that the design and operation of our Disclosure Controls were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms, and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our senior management, including our CEO and CFO, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

(b)  Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

We assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012. Management’s report on internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012 is incorporated herein at Item 15. Ernst & Young LLP, our independent registered certified public accounting firm, issued an audit report on the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012, which is incorporated herein at Item 15.

(c)  Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

For our fiscal quarter ended August 31, 2012, we did not identify any modifications to our internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

Many of the components of our internal controls over financial reporting are evaluated on an ongoing basis by our finance organization to ensure continued compliance with the Exchange Act. The overall goals of these various evaluation activities are to monitor our internal controls over financial reporting and to modify them as necessary. We intend to maintain our internal controls over financial reporting as dynamic processes and procedures that we adjust as circumstances merit, and we have reached our conclusions set forth above, notwithstanding certain improvements and modifications.

(d)  Limitations on the Effectiveness of Controls and Other Matters

Our management, including our CEO and CFO, does not expect that our Disclosure Controls and internal control over financial reporting will prevent all errors and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and that breakdowns can occur because of simple error or mistake. Additionally, controls may be circumvented by the individual acts of some persons, by collusion of two or more people, or by management override of the control.

The design of any system of controls also is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions; over time, a control may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate. Because of the inherent limitations in a cost-effective control system, misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.

Notwithstanding the foregoing limitations on the effectiveness of controls, we have nonetheless reached the conclusions set forth above on our disclosure controls and procedures and our internal control over financial reporting.

The SEC’s general guidance permits the exclusion of an assessment of the effectiveness of a registrant’s controls and procedures as they relate to its internal control over financial reporting for an acquired business during the first year following such acquisition if, among other circumstances and factors, there is not an adequate amount of time between the acquisition date and the date of assessment. On December 1, 2011, we acquired Telmar. In accordance with the SEC guidance, the scope of our evaluation of internal controls over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012 did not include the internal control over financial reporting of these acquired operations. Assets acquired from Telmar and the entities that it directly or indirectly owns represent less than 3% of our total consolidated assets at August 31, 2012 and net revenue generated by Telmar and the entities that it directly or indirectly owns subsequent to the date of acquisition represent less than 1% of our consolidated net revenue for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

 

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As part of our acquisition of Telmar we continue to evaluate Telmar’s internal controls over financial reporting. From the acquisition date to August 31, 2012, the processes and systems of Telmar’s acquired operations did not significantly impact our internal control over financial reporting.

(e)  CEO and CFO Certifications

Exhibits 31.1 and 31.2 are the Certifications of the CEO and the CFO, respectively. The Certifications are required in accordance with Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the “Section 302 Certifications”). This Item of this report, which you are currently reading is the information concerning the Evaluation referred to in the Section 302 Certifications and this information should be read in conjunction with the Section 302 Certifications for a more complete understanding of the topics presented.

 

Item 9B. Other Information

None.

PART III

 

Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

Directors, Audit Committee and Audit Committee Financial Expert

Information regarding our directors, audit committee and audit committee financial expert is incorporated by reference to the information set forth under the captions “Proposal No. 1 — Election of Directors” and “Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Matters” in our Proxy Statement for the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be filed with the SEC within 120 days after the end of our fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

Executive Officers

Information regarding our executive officers is included in Item 1 of Part I of this Report under the heading “Executive Officers of the Registrant” and is incorporated into this item by reference.

 

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

Information regarding compliance with Section 16 (a) of the Exchange Act is hereby incorporated herein by reference from the section entitled “Beneficial Ownership — Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance” in the Proxy Statement for the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be filed with the SEC within 120 days after the end of our fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

Codes of Ethics

We have adopted a senior code of ethics that applies to our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer, controller and other persons performing similar functions. We have also adopted a general code of business conduct and ethics that applies to all of our directors, officers and employees. These codes are both posted on our website, which is located at http://www.jabil.com. Stockholders may request a free copy of either of such items in print form from:

Jabil Circuit, Inc.

Attention: Investor Relations

10560 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street North

St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

Telephone: (727) 577-9749

We intend to satisfy the disclosure requirement under Item 5.05 of Form 8-K regarding any amendment to, or waiver from, a provision of the code of ethics by posting such information on our website, at the address specified above. Similarly, we expect to disclose to stockholders any waiver of the code of business conduct and ethics for executive officers or directors by posting such information on our website, at the address specified above. Information contained in our website, whether currently posted or posted in the future, is not part of this document or the documents incorporated by reference in this document.

Corporate Governance Guidelines

We have adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines, which are available on our website at http://www.jabil.com. Stockholders may request a copy of the Corporate Governance Guidelines from the address and phone number set forth above under “ — Codes of Ethics.”

 

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Committee Charters

The charters for our Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee are available on our website at http://www.jabil.com. Stockholders may request a copy of each of these charters from the address and phone number set forth under “ — Codes of Ethics.”

 

Item 11. Executive Compensation

Information regarding executive compensation is incorporated by reference to the information set forth under the caption “Compensation Discussion & Analysis” in our Proxy Statement for the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be filed with the SEC within 120 days after the end of our fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

 

Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

Information regarding security ownership of certain beneficial owners and management is incorporated by reference to the information set forth under the caption “Beneficial Ownership — Share Ownership by Principal Stockholders and Management” in our Proxy Statement for the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be filed with the SEC within 120 days after the end of our fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

The following table sets forth certain information relating to our equity compensation plans as of August 31, 2012.

Equity Compensation Plan Information

 

     Number of securities to
be issued upon
exercise
of outstanding
options,
warrants and rights
    Weighted-average
exercise price of
outstanding options,
warrants and rights
(3)
     Number of securities
remaining available
for future issuance
under equity
compensation plans
(4)
 

Plans approved by security holders:

       

1992 Stock Option Plan

          $         NA   

2002 Stock Incentive Plan

     8,586,607 (1)    $ 25.91         NA   

2002 CSOP Plan

     34,704      $ 21.97         NA   

2002 FSOP Plan

     56,630      $ 24.26         NA   

2011 Stock Award and Incentive Plan

            NA         4,883,919   

2002 Employee Stock Purchase Plan

     NA        NA         NA   

2011 Employee Stock Purchase Plan

     NA        NA         5,245,402   

Restricted Stock Awards

     12,945,864 (2)      NA         NA   
  

 

 

      

 

 

 

Subtotal

     21,623,805           10,129,321   

Plans not approved by security holders:

                      
  

 

 

      

 

 

 

Subtotal

                 
  

 

 

      

 

 

 

Total

     21,623,805           10,129,321   
  

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

(1) 

Amount reflects the number of shares of securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights.

 

(2) 

Amount reflects the number of shares issuable upon vesting of restricted stock awards granted under the 2002 Stock Incentive Plan and 2011 Stock Award and Incentive Plan, which represents the maximum number of shares that can vest based on the achievement of certain performance criteria.

 

(3) 

The weighted-average exercise price does not take into account the shares issuable upon vesting of restricted stock awards and restricted stock unit awards, which are not options, warrants or rights and have no exercise price.

 

(4) 

All of the shares available for future issuance under the 2011 Stock Award and Incentive Plan may be issued in connection with options, warrants, rights, restricted stock or other stock-based awards.

See Note 10 — “Stockholders’ Equity” to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

Information regarding certain relationships and related transactions is incorporated by reference to the information set forth under the caption “Related Party Transactions — Certain Related Party Transactions” in our Proxy Statement for the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be filed with the SEC within 120 days after the end of our fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

 

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Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services

Information regarding principal accounting fees and services is incorporated by reference to the information set forth under the captions “Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Certified Public Accounting Firm – Principal Accounting Fees and Services” and “ — Policy on Audit Committee Pre-Approval of Audit, Audit Related and Permissible Non-Audit Services” in our Proxy Statement for the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be filed with SEC within 120 days after the end of our fiscal year ended August 31, 2012.

 

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PART IV

 

Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

 

(a)

The following documents are filed as part of this Report:

 

  1.

Financial Statements.    Our consolidated financial statements, and related notes thereto, with the independent registered certified public accounting firm reports thereon are included in Part IV of this report on the pages indicated by the Index to Consolidated Financial Statements and Schedule as presented on page 56 of this report.

 

  2.

Financial Statement Schedule.    Our financial statement schedule is included in Part IV of this report on the page indicated by the Index to Consolidated Financial Statements and Schedule as presented on page 56 of this report. This financial statement schedule should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements, and related notes thereto.

Schedules not listed in the Index to Consolidated Financial Statements and Schedule have been omitted because they are not applicable, not required, or the information required to be set forth therein is included in the consolidated financial statements or notes thereto.

 

  3.

Exhibits.    See Item 15(b) below.

 

(b)

Exhibits.    The exhibits listed on the Exhibits Index are filed as part of, or incorporated by reference into, this Report.

 

(c)

Financial Statement Schedules.    See Item 15(a) above.

 

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JABIL CIRCUIT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SCHEDULE

 

Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

     57   

Reports of Independent Registered Certified Public Accounting Firm (Ernst & Young LLP)

     58   

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (KPMG LLP)

     60   

Consolidated Financial Statements:

  

Consolidated Balance Sheets – August 31, 2012 and 2011

     61   

Consolidated Statements of Operations – Years ended August 31, 2012, 2011, and 2010

     62   

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income – Years ended August 31, 2012, 2011, and 2010

     63   

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity – Years ended August  31, 2012, 2011, and 2010

     64   

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – Years ended August 31, 2012, 2011, and 2010

     65   

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

     66   

Financial Statement Schedule:

  

Schedule II – Valuation and Qualifying Accounts

     99   

 

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MANAGEMENT’S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

Management of Jabil Circuit, Inc. (the “Company”) is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rule13a-15(f) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Under the supervision of and with the participation of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, the Company’s management conducted an assessment of the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012. Management based this assessment on the framework as established in “Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Management’s assessment included an evaluation of the design of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and testing of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting.

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) general guidance permits the exclusion of an assessment of the effectiveness of a registrant’s controls and procedures as they relate to its internal control over financial reporting for an acquired business during the first year following such acquisition if, among other circumstances and factors, there is not an adequate amount of time between the acquisition date and the date of assessment. During the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, the Company completed its acquisition of Telmar Network Technology, Inc. (“Telmar”). In accordance with the SEC guidance, the scope of management’s evaluation of internal controls over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012 did not include the internal control over financial reporting of these acquired operations. Assets acquired from Telmar and the entities that it directly or indirectly owns represent less than 3% of the Company’s total consolidated assets at August 31, 2012 and net revenue generated by Telmar and the entities that it directly or indirectly owns subsequent to the date of acquisition represent less than 1% of the Company’s consolidated net revenue for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012. As part of the Company’s acquisition of Telmar, it continues to evaluate Telmar’s internal controls over financial reporting. From the acquisition date to August 31, 2012, the processes and systems of Telmar’s acquired operations did not significantly impact the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

Based on this assessment, management has concluded that, as of August 31, 2012, the Company maintained effective internal control over financial reporting.

Ernst & Young LLP, the Company’s independent registered certified public accounting firm, issued an audit report on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting which follows this report.

October 25, 2012

 

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Report of Independent Registered Certified Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Stockholders of

Jabil Circuit, Inc.

We have audited Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries’ internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (the COSO criteria). Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries’ management is responsible 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 Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

We conducted our audit 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 effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed 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 its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

As indicated in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, management’s assessment of and conclusion on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting did not include the internal controls of Telmar Network Technology, Inc. (“Telmar”), which is included in the fiscal 2012 consolidated financial statements of Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries and constituted 2% of total assets as of August 31, 2012 and 1% of net revenues for the year then ended. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting of Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries also did not include an evaluation of the internal control over financial reporting of Telmar.

In our opinion, Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012, based on the COSO criteria.

We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheets of Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries as of August 31, 2012 and 2011, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the years then ended, of Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries and our report dated October 25, 2012 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

/s/    Ernst & Young LLP

Tampa, Florida

October 25, 2012

 

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Report of Independent Registered Certified Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Stockholders of

Jabil Circuit, Inc.

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries as of August 31, 2012 and 2011, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the years then ended. Our audits also included the financial statement schedule listed in Item 15(a). These financial statements and schedule are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and schedule 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. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries at August 31, 2012 and 2011 and the consolidated results of their operations and their cash flows for the years then ended, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Also, in our opinion, the related financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly in all material respects the information set forth therein.

We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries’ internal control over financial reporting as of August 31, 2012, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated October 25, 2012, expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

/s/    Ernst & Young LLP

Tampa, Florida

October 25, 2012

 

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Stockholders

Jabil Circuit, Inc.:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows of Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries for the year ended August 31, 2010. In connection with our audit of the consolidated financial statements, we also have audited financial statement schedule II for the year ended August 31, 2010. These consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule based on our audit.

We conducted our audit 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. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the results of operations and cash flows of Jabil Circuit, Inc. and subsidiaries for the year ended August 31, 2010, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Also in our opinion, the related financial statement schedule for the year ended August 31, 2010, 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.

/s/    KPMG LLP

October 21, 2010, except with respect to Note 6 and Note 11b, as to which the date is as of October 27, 2011

Tampa, Florida

Certified Public Accountants

 

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JABIL CIRCUIT, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except for share data)

 

     August 31,  
     2012     2011  
ASSETS     

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,217,256      $ 888,611   

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $3,237 at August 31, 2012 and $4,788 at August 31, 2011

     1,125,015        1,100,926   

Inventories

     2,268,949        2,227,339   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     989,326        868,892   

Income taxes receivable

     10,949        14,282   

Deferred income taxes

     27,833        15,737   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total current assets

     5,639,328        5,115,787   

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,578,266 at August 31, 2012 and $1,363,481 at August 31, 2011

     1,779,155        1,641,335   

Goodwill

     95,018        36,199   

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $141,572 at August 31, 2012 and $128,467 at August 31, 2011

     119,053        89,106   

Deferred income taxes

     73,411        74,989   

Other assets

     97,176        100,524   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 7,803,141      $ 7,057,940   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY     

Current liabilities:

    

Current installments of notes payable and long-term debt

   $ 18,031      $ 74,160   

Accounts payable

     2,992,865        2,885,168   

Accrued compensation and employee benefits