0001114483-15-000006.txt : 20150512 0001114483-15-000006.hdr.sgml : 20150512 20150512140339 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001114483-15-000006 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 10-Q PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 10 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20150403 FILED AS OF DATE: 20150512 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20150512 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: GREATBATCH, INC. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001114483 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES [3690] IRS NUMBER: 161531026 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 10-Q SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-16137 FILM NUMBER: 15853824 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2591 DALLAS PARKWAY, SUITE 101 CITY: FRISCO STATE: TX ZIP: 75034 BUSINESS PHONE: 716-759-5600 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2591 DALLAS PARKWAY, SUITE 101 CITY: FRISCO STATE: TX ZIP: 75034 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: WILSON GREATBATCH TECHNOLOGIES INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 20000511 10-Q 1 gb-20150403x10q.htm 10-Q GB-2015.04.03-10Q
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
_____________________________________ 
FORM 10-Q
_____________________________________ 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended April 3, 2015
Commission File Number 1-16137
 _____________________________________ 
GREATBATCH, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
 _____________________________________ 
Delaware
 
16-1531026
(State of
Incorporation)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
2595 Dallas Parkway
Suite 310
Frisco, Texas 75034
(Address of principal executive offices)
(716) 759-5600
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 
 
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by checkmark 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 (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer
ý
  
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 Exchange
Act).    Yes  ¨    No  ý
The number of shares outstanding of the Company’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share, as of May 12, 2015 was: 25,516,718 shares.



Greatbatch, Inc.
Table of Contents for Form 10-Q
As of and for the Quarterly Period Ended April 3, 2015
 
 
 
Page No.
 
 
 
 
ITEM 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITEM 2.
 
 
 
ITEM 3.
 
 
 
ITEM 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITEM 1.
 
 
 
ITEM 1A.
 
 
 
ITEM 2.
 
 
 
ITEM 3.
 
 
 
ITEM 4.
 
 
 
ITEM 5.
 
 
 
ITEM 6.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
GREATBATCH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS—Unaudited
(in thousands except share and per share data)
 
As of
 
April 3, 2015
 
January 2, 2015
Assets
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
67,019

 
$
76,824

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1.5 million in 2015 and $1.4 million in 2014
110,429

 
124,953

Inventories
137,989

 
129,242

Refundable income taxes
4,109

 
1,716

Deferred income taxes
6,035

 
6,168

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
10,733

 
11,780

Total current assets
336,314

 
350,683

Property, plant and equipment, net
151,350

 
144,925

Amortizing intangible assets, net
61,950

 
65,337

Indefinite-lived intangible assets
20,288

 
20,288

Goodwill
354,061

 
354,393

Deferred income taxes
2,704

 
2,626

Other assets
20,053

 
17,757

Total assets
$
946,720

 
$
956,009

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
$
12,500

 
$
11,250

Accounts payable
43,074

 
46,436

Income taxes payable
428

 
2,003

Deferred income taxes
588

 
588

Accrued expenses
30,861

 
48,384

Total current liabilities
87,451

 
108,661

Long-term debt
172,500

 
176,250

Deferred income taxes
52,356

 
53,195

Other long-term liabilities
5,946

 
4,541

Total liabilities
318,253

 
342,647

Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, authorized 100,000,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding in 2015 or 2014

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value, authorized 100,000,000 shares; 25,550,215 shares issued and 25,499,234 shares outstanding in 2015; 25,099,293 shares issued and 25,070,931 shares outstanding in 2014
25

 
25

Additional paid-in capital
376,744

 
366,073

Treasury stock, at cost, 50,981 shares in 2015 and 28,362 shares in 2014
(2,456
)
 
(1,307
)
Retained earnings
247,456

 
239,448

Accumulated other comprehensive income
6,698

 
9,123

Total stockholders’ equity
628,467

 
613,362

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
946,720

 
$
956,009

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

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GREATBATCH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME — Unaudited
(in thousands except per share data)
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Sales
 
$
161,320

 
$
174,281

Cost of sales
 
108,922

 
116,685

Gross profit
 
52,398

 
57,596

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
 
22,609

 
21,755

Research, development and engineering costs, net
 
12,545

 
13,531

Other operating expenses (income), net
 
7,855

 
(214
)
Total operating expenses
 
43,009

 
35,072

Operating income
 
9,389

 
22,524

Interest expense
 
1,120

 
1,084

Other income, net
 
(1,551
)
 
(621
)
Income before provision for income taxes
 
9,820

 
22,061

Provision for income taxes
 
1,812

 
7,139

Net income
 
$
8,008

 
$
14,922

Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
0.32

 
$
0.61

Diluted
 
$
0.31

 
$
0.58

Weighted average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
25,264

 
24,614

Diluted
 
26,219

 
25,694

Comprehensive Income
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
8,008

 
$
14,922

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation gain (loss)
 
(1,825
)
 
1,182

Net change in cash flow hedges, net of tax
 
(600
)
 
77

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
(2,425
)
 
1,259

Comprehensive income
 
$
5,583

 
$
16,181

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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GREATBATCH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS—Unaudited
(in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
8,008

 
$
14,922

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
9,178

 
9,252

Debt related amortization included in interest expense
193

 
192

Stock-based compensation
2,253

 
3,177

Other non-cash gains, net
(1,089
)
 
(3,684
)
Deferred income taxes
(568
)
 
(590
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
14,311

 
(3,392
)
Inventories
(8,746
)
 
518

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
1,060

 
1,564

Accounts payable
(738
)
 
(2,663
)
Accrued expenses
(12,614
)
 
(16,733
)
Income taxes payable
(3,917
)
 
4,438

Net cash provided by operating activities
7,331

 
7,001

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Acquisition of property, plant and equipment
(15,380
)
 
(5,974
)
Proceeds from sale of orthopaedic product lines (Note 9)

 
2,531

Purchase of cost method investment
(2,000
)
 

Net cash used in investing activities
(17,380
)
 
(3,443
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Principal payments of long-term debt
(2,500
)
 
(2,500
)
Issuance of common stock
4,207

 
3,445

Other financing activities
(855
)
 
(1,608
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
852

 
(663
)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents
(608
)
 
(35
)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(9,805
)
 
2,860

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
76,824

 
35,465

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
67,019

 
$
38,325

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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GREATBATCH, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY — Unaudited
(in thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Additional
 
Treasury
 
 
 
Other
 
Total
 
Common Stock
 
Paid-In
 
Stock
 
Retained
 
Comprehensive
 
Stockholders’
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Capital
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Earnings
 
Income (Loss)
 
Equity
At January 2, 2015
25,099

 
$
25

 
$
366,073

 
(28
)
 
$
(1,307
)
 
$
239,448

 
$
9,123

 
$
613,362

Stock-based compensation

 

 
2,251

 

 

 

 

 
2,251

Net shares issued under stock incentive plans
451

 

 
7,968

 
(95
)
 
(4,617
)
 

 

 
3,351

Shares contributed to 401(k) Plan

 

 
452

 
72

 
3,468

 

 

 
3,920

Net income

 

 

 

 

 
8,008

 

 
8,008

Total other comprehensive loss, net

 

 

 

 

 

 
(2,425
)
 
(2,425
)
At April 3, 2015
25,550

 
$
25

 
$
376,744

 
(51
)
 
$
(2,456
)
 
$
247,456

 
$
6,698

 
$
628,467

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.


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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited

1.
BASIS OF PRESENTATION
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information (Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 270, Interim Reporting) and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information necessary for a full presentation of financial position, results of operations, and cash flows in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Operating results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the fiscal year as a whole. In the opinion of management, the condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the results of Greatbatch, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greatbatch Ltd. (collectively “Greatbatch” or the “Company”), for the periods presented. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, sales, expenses, and related disclosures at the date of the financial statements and during the reporting period. Actual results could differ materially from these estimates. The January 2, 2015 condensed consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited consolidated financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 2, 2015. The Company utilizes a fifty-two, fifty-three week fiscal year ending on the Friday nearest December 31. The first quarter of 2015 and 2014 each contained 13 weeks and ended on April 3, and April 4, respectively.
2.
ACQUISITION
On August 12, 2014, the Company purchased all of the outstanding common stock of Centro de Construcción de Cardioestimuladores del Uruguay (“CCC”), headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay. CCC is an active implantable neuromodulation medical device systems developer and manufacturer that produces a range of medical devices including implantable pulse generators, programmer systems, battery chargers, patient wands and leads. This acquisition allows the Company to more broadly partner with development stage medical device companies, complements the Company’s core discrete technology offerings and enhances the Company’s medical device innovation efforts.
This transaction was accounted for under the acquisition method of accounting. Accordingly, the operating results of CCC have been included in the Company’s QiG segment from the date of acquisition. For the three months ended April 3, 2015, CCC added approximately $3.9 million to the Company’s revenue and increased the Company’s net income by $0.1 million. The aggregate purchase price of $19.8 million was funded with cash on hand.
The cost of the acquisition was allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed from CCC based on their fair values as of the closing date of the acquisition, with the amount exceeding the fair value of the net assets acquired being recorded as goodwill. The valuation of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed from CCC was finalized during the first quarter of 2015 and did not result in a material adjustment to the original valuation of net assets acquired, including goodwill.
The following table summarizes the allocation of the CCC purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date (in thousands):
Assets acquired
 
Current assets
$
10,670

Property, plant and equipment
1,131

Amortizing intangible assets
6,100

Goodwill
8,296

Total assets acquired
26,197

Liabilities assumed
 
Current liabilities
4,842

Deferred income taxes
1,590

Total liabilities assumed
6,432

Net assets acquired
$
19,765


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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


   
The fair values of the assets acquired were determined using one of three valuation approaches: market, income or cost. The selection of a particular method for a given asset depended on the reliability of available data and the nature of the asset, among other considerations.
The market approach estimates the value for a subject asset based on available market pricing for comparable assets. The income approach estimates the value for a subject asset based on the present value of cash flows projected to be generated by the asset. The projected cash flows were discounted at a required rate of return that reflects the relative risk of the asset and the time value of money. The projected cash flows for each asset considered multiple factors from the perspective of a marketplace participant including revenue projections from existing customers, attrition trends, technology life-cycle assumptions, marginal tax rates and expected profit margins giving consideration to historical and expected margins. The cost approach estimates the value for a subject asset based on the cost to replace the asset and reflects the estimated reproduction or replacement cost for the asset, less an allowance for loss in value due to depreciation or obsolescence, with specific consideration given to economic obsolescence if indicated. These fair value measurement approaches are based on significant unobservable inputs, including management estimates and assumptions.
Current Assets and Liabilities – The fair value of current assets and liabilities, excluding inventory, was assumed to approximate their carrying value as of the acquisition date due to the short-term nature of these assets and liabilities.
The fair value of in-process and finished goods inventory acquired was estimated by applying a version of the market approach called the comparable sales method. This approach estimates the fair value of the assets by calculating the potential revenue generated from selling the inventory and subtracting from it the costs related to the completion and sale of that inventory and a reasonable profit allowance. Based upon this methodology, the Company recorded the inventory acquired at fair value resulting in an increase in inventory of $0.3 million.
Intangible Assets – The purchase price was allocated to intangible assets as follows (dollars in thousands):
Amortizing Intangible Assets
 
Fair
Value
Assigned
 
Weighted
Average
Amortization
Period (Years)
 
Weighted
Average
Discount
Rate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technology
 
$
1,400

 
10
 
18%
Customer lists
 
4,600

 
10
 
18%
Trademarks and tradenames
 
100

 
2
 
18%
 
 
$
6,100

 
10
 
18%
Technology – Technology consists of technical processes, unpatented technology, manufacturing know-how, trade secrets and the understanding with respect to products or processes that have been developed by CCC and that will be leveraged in current and future products. The fair value of technology acquired was determined utilizing the relief from royalty method, a form of the income approach, with a royalty rate of 3%. The weighted average amortization period of the technology is based upon management’s estimate of the product life cycle associated with the technology before they will be replaced by new technologies.
Customer Lists – Customer lists represent the estimated fair value of non-contractual customer relationships CCC has as of the acquisition date. The primary customers of CCC include medical device companies in various geographic locations around the world. These relationships were valued separately from goodwill at the amount that an independent third party would be willing to pay for these relationships. The fair value of customer lists was determined using the multi-period excess-earnings method, a form of the income approach. The weighted average amortization period of the existing customer base was based upon the historical customer annual attrition rate of 15%, as well as management’s understanding of the industry and product life cycles.
Trademarks and Tradenames – Trademarks and tradenames represent the estimated fair value of corporate and product names acquired from CCC. These tradenames were valued separately from goodwill at the amount that an independent third party would be willing to pay for use of these names. The fair value of the trademarks and tradenames was determined by utilizing the relief from royalty method, a form of the income approach, with a 0.5% royalty rate.

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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


   
Goodwill – The excess of the purchase price over the fair value of net tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed was allocated to goodwill. Various factors contributed to the establishment of goodwill, including: the value of CCC’s highly trained assembled work force and management team; the incremental value that CCC’s technology will bring to QiG’s medical devices; and the expected revenue growth over time that is attributable to increased market penetration from future products and customers for Greatbatch Medical. The goodwill acquired in connection with the CCC acquisition was allocated to the QiG business segment and is not deductible for tax purposes.
Pro Forma Results (Unaudited)
The following unaudited pro forma information presents the consolidated results of operations of the Company and CCC as if that acquisition occurred as of the beginning of fiscal year 2013 (in thousands, except per share amounts):
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Sales
$
161,320

 
$
177,709

Net income
8,008

 
15,258

Earnings per share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.32

 
$
0.62

Diluted
$
0.31

 
$
0.59

The results prior to the acquisition date have been adjusted to include the pro forma impact of the amortization of acquired intangible assets based on the purchase price allocations and the impact of income taxes on the pro forma adjustments utilizing the applicable statutory tax rate. The unaudited pro forma consolidated basic and diluted earnings per share calculations are based on the consolidated basic and diluted weighted average shares of Greatbatch.
The unaudited pro forma results are presented for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect the realization of potential cost savings or any related integration costs. Certain cost savings may result from the acquisition; however, there can be no assurance that these cost savings will be achieved. These pro forma results do not purport to be indicative of the results that would have been obtained in the periods presented, or to be indicative of results that may be obtained in the future.

3.
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION
 
Three Months Ended
(in thousands)
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Noncash investing and financing activities:
 
 
 
Common stock contributed to 401(k) Plan
$
3,920

 
$
4,341

Property, plant and equipment purchases included in accounts payable
943

 
1,180


4.
INVENTORIES
Inventories are comprised of the following (in thousands):
 
As of
 
April 3, 2015
 
January 2, 2015
Raw materials
$
76,738

 
$
73,354

Work-in-process
43,402

 
38,930

Finished goods
17,849

 
16,958

Total
$
137,989

 
$
129,242



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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


5.
INTANGIBLE ASSETS
Amortizing intangible assets are comprised of the following (in thousands):
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Foreign
Currency
Translation
 
Net
Carrying
Amount
At April 3, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchased technology and patents
$
95,776

 
$
(77,468
)
 
$
1,966

 
$
20,274

Customer lists
72,857

 
(33,208
)
 
1,374

 
41,023

Other
4,534

 
(4,684
)
 
803

 
653

Total amortizing intangible assets
$
173,167

 
$
(115,360
)
 
$
4,143

 
$
61,950

At January 2, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchased technology and patents
$
95,776

 
$
(75,894
)
 
$
1,966

 
$
21,848

Customer lists
72,857

 
(31,460
)
 
1,374

 
42,771

Other
4,534

 
(4,619
)
 
803

 
718

Total amortizing intangible assets
$
173,167

 
$
(111,973
)
 
$
4,143

 
$
65,337

Aggregate intangible asset amortization expense is comprised of the following (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Cost of sales
$
1,471

 
$
1,563

Selling, general and administrative expenses
1,813

 
1,717

Research, development and engineering costs, net
103

 
201

Total intangible asset amortization expense
$
3,387

 
$
3,481

Estimated future intangible asset amortization expense based on the current carrying value is as follows (in thousands):
 
Estimated
Amortization
Expense
Remainder of 2015
$
9,600

2016
10,795

2017
9,520

2018
7,114

2019
5,431

Thereafter
19,490

Total estimated amortization expense
$
61,950

Indefinite-lived intangible assets are comprised of the following (in thousands):
 
Trademarks
and
Tradenames
At January 2, 2015
$
20,288

At April 3, 2015
$
20,288


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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


The change in goodwill is as follows (in thousands):
 
Greatbatch Medical
 
QiG
 
Total
At January 2, 2015
$
304,297

 
$
50,096

 
$
354,393

Foreign currency translation
(332
)
 

 
(332
)
At April 3, 2015
$
303,965

 
$
50,096

 
$
354,061


6.
DEBT
Long-term debt is comprised of the following (in thousands):
 
As of
 
April 3, 2015
 
January 2, 2015
Variable rate term loan
$
185,000

 
$
187,500

Revolving line of credit

 

Total debt
185,000

 
187,500

Less current portion of long-term debt
12,500

 
11,250

Total long-term debt
$
172,500

 
$
176,250

Credit Facility – The Company has a credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) that provides a $300 million revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Credit Facility”), a $200 million term loan (the “Term Loan”), a $15 million letter of credit subfacility, and a $15 million swingline subfacility. The Revolving Credit Facility can be increased by $200 million upon the Company’s request and approval by the lenders. The Revolving Credit Facility has a maturity date of September 20, 2018, which may be extended to September 20, 2019 upon notice by the Company and subject to certain conditions. The principal of the Term Loan is payable in quarterly installments as specified in the Credit Facility until its maturity date of September 20, 2019 when the unpaid balance is due in full.
The Credit Facility is secured by the Company’s non-realty assets including cash, accounts receivable and inventories. Interest rates on the Revolving Credit Facility and Term Loan are, at the Company’s option either at: (i) the prime rate plus the applicable margin, which ranges between 0.0% and 0.75%, based on the Company’s total leverage ratio or (ii) the applicable LIBOR rate plus the applicable margin, which ranges between 1.375% and 2.75%, based on the Company’s total leverage ratio. Loans under the swingline subfacility will bear interest at the prime rate plus the applicable margin, which ranges between 0.0% and 0.75%, based on the Company’s total leverage ratio. The Company is also required to pay a commitment fee, which varies between 0.175% and 0.25%, depending on the Company’s total leverage ratio.
The Credit Facility contains limitations on the incurrence of indebtedness, liens and licensing of intellectual property, investments, and certain payments. The Credit Facility permits the Company to engage in the following activities up to an aggregate amount of $300 million: 1) permitted acquisitions in the aggregate not to exceed $250 million; 2) other investments in the aggregate not to exceed $100 million; 3) stock repurchases and dividends not to exceed $150 million in the aggregate; and 4) investments in foreign subsidiaries not to exceed $20 million in the aggregate. At any time that the total leverage ratio of the Company for the two most recently ended fiscal quarters is less than 2.75 to 1.0, the Company may make an election to reset each of the amounts specified above. Additionally, these limitations can be waived upon the Company’s request and approval of a majority of the lenders. As of April 3, 2015, the Company had available to it 100% of the above limits except for the aggregate, acquisitions and other investments limit which are now $275 million, $230 million, and $95 million, respectively.
The Credit Facility requires the Company to maintain a rolling four quarter ratio of adjusted EBITDA to interest expense of at least 3.0 to 1.0, and a total leverage ratio of not greater than 4.5 to 1.0 decreasing to not greater than 4.25 to 1.0 after January 2, 2016. The calculation of adjusted EBITDA and total leverage ratio excludes non-cash charges, extraordinary, unusual, or non-recurring expenses or losses, non-cash stock-based compensation, and non-recurring expenses or charges incurred in connection with permitted acquisitions. As of April 3, 2015, the Company was in compliance with all covenants under the Credit Facility.
The Credit Facility contains customary events of default. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an event of default, a majority of the lenders may declare the outstanding advances and all other obligations under the Credit Facility immediately due and payable.

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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


As of April 3, 2015, the weighted average interest rate on borrowings under the Credit Facility, which does not take into account the impact of the Company’s interest rate swap, was 1.57%. As of April 3, 2015, the Company had $300 million of borrowing capacity available under the Revolving Credit Facility. This borrowing capacity may vary from period to period based upon the debt and EBITDA levels of the Company, which impacts the covenant calculations described above.
Interest Rate SwapsFrom time to time, the Company enters into interest rate swap agreements in order to hedge against potential changes in cash flows on the outstanding borrowings on the Credit Facility. The variable rate received on the interest rate swaps and the variable rate paid on the debt have the same rate of interest, excluding the credit spread, indexed to the one-month LIBOR rate and reset and pay interest on the same date. During 2012, the Company entered into a three-year $150 million interest rate swap, which amortizes $50 million per year. During 2014, the Company entered into an additional interest rate swap. The first $45 million of notional amount of the swap was effective February 20, 2015, and the second $45 million of notional amount is effective February 22, 2016. The notional amount of the swap amortizes $10 million per year beginning on February 21, 2017, with the remaining settled on the termination date of the swap agreement on September 20, 2019. These swaps are being accounted for as cash flow hedges.
Information regarding the Company’s outstanding interest rate swaps as of April 3, 2015 is as follows (dollars in thousands):
Instrument
 
Type of
Hedge
 
Notional
Amount
 
Start
Date
 
End
Date
 
Pay
Fixed
Rate
 
Current
Receive
Floating
Rate
 
Fair Value
 
Balance
Sheet Location
Interest rate swap
 
Cash flow
 
$
50,000

 
Feb-13
 
Feb-16
 
0.573
%
 
0.176
%
 
$
(127
)
 
Accrued Expenses
Interest rate swap
 
Cash flow
 
$
90,000

 
Feb-15
 
Sept-19
 
1.921
%
 
0.176
%
 
$
(2,194
)
 
Other Long-Term Liabilities
The estimated fair value of the interest rate swap agreements represents the amount the Company expects to receive (pay) to terminate the contracts. No portion of the change in fair value of the Company’s interest rate swaps during the three months ended April 3, 2015 and April 4, 2014 were considered ineffective. The amount recorded as Interest Expense during the three months ended April 3, 2015 and April 4, 2014 related to the Company’s interest rate swaps was $0.2 million and $0.1 million, respectively.
The expected future minimum principal payments under the Term Loan as of April 3, 2015 are as follows (in thousands):
Remainder of 2015
$
8,750

2016
16,250

2017
20,000

2018
20,000

2019
120,000

Total
$
185,000

 
Deferred Financing Fees The change in deferred financing fees is as follows (in thousands):
At January 2, 2015
$
3,087

Amortization during the period
(193
)
At April 3, 2015
$
2,894



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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


7.
BENEFIT PLANS
The Company is required to provide its employees located in Switzerland, Mexico, and France certain statutorily mandated defined benefits. Under these plans, benefits accrue to employees based upon years of service, position, age, and compensation. The defined benefit pension plan provided to the Company’s employees located in Switzerland is a funded contributory plan, while the plans that provide benefits to the Company’s employees located in Mexico and France are unfunded and noncontributory. The liability and corresponding expense related to these benefit plans is based on actuarial computations of current and future benefits for employees.
The change in net defined benefit plan liability is as follows (in thousands):
At January 2, 2015
$
2,406

Net defined benefit cost
105

Foreign currency translation
(176
)
At April 3, 2015
$
2,335

Net defined benefit cost is comprised of the following (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Service cost
$
79

 
$
52

Interest cost
15

 
19

Amortization of net loss
14

 
6

Expected return on plan assets
(3
)
 

Net defined benefit cost
$
105

 
$
77


8.
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
The components and classification of stock-based compensation expense were as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Stock options
$
619

 
$
604

Restricted stock and restricted stock units
1,634

 
1,557

401(k) Plan stock contribution

 
1,016

Total stock-based compensation expense
$
2,253

 
$
3,177

 
 
 
 
Cost of sales
$
260

 
$
911

Selling, general and administrative expenses
1,761

 
1,923

Research, development and engineering costs, net
232

 
343

Total stock-based compensation expense
$
2,253

 
$
3,177

The weighted average fair value and assumptions used to value options granted are as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Weighted average fair value
$
12.07

 
$
16.41

Risk-free interest rate
1.55
%
 
1.73
%
Expected volatility
26
%
 
39
%
Expected life (in years)
5

 
5

Expected dividend yield
%
 
%

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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


The following table summarizes time-vested stock option activity:
 
Number of
Time-Vested
Stock
Options
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life
(In Years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
(In Millions)
Outstanding at January 2, 2015
1,471,498

 
$
25.32

 
 
 
 
Granted
265,841

 
48.68

 
 
 
 
Exercised
(159,229
)
 
23.20

 
 
 
 
Forfeited or expired
(15,410
)
 
33.99

 
 
 
 
Outstanding at April 3, 2015
1,562,700

 
$
29.43

 
6.6
 
$
42.7

Exercisable at April 3, 2015
1,123,451

 
$
24.10

 
5.6
 
$
36.6

The following table summarizes performance-vested stock option activity:
 
Number of
Performance-
Vested Stock
Options
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life
(In Years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
(In Millions)
Outstanding at January 2, 2015
118,839

 
$
23.24

 
 
 
 
Exercised
(22,637
)
 
22.71

 
 
 
 
Outstanding at April 3, 2015
96,202

 
$
23.36

 
2.8
 
$
3.2

Exercisable at April 3, 2015
96,202

 
$
23.36

 
2.8
 
$
3.2

The following table summarizes time-vested restricted stock and restricted stock unit activity:
 
Time-Vested
Activity
 
Weighted
Average
Fair Value
Nonvested at January 2, 2015
67,832

 
$
36.22

Granted
36,182

 
49.04

Vested
(3,500
)
 
48.63

Forfeited
(4,106
)
 
40.78

Nonvested at April 3, 2015
96,408

 
$
40.39

The following table summarizes performance-vested restricted stock and restricted stock unit activity:
 
Performance-
Vested
Activity
 
Weighted
Average
Fair Value
Nonvested at January 2, 2015
716,163

 
$
19.57

Granted
179,940

 
32.92

Vested
(270,198
)
 
15.30

Forfeited
(14,585
)
 
24.67

Nonvested at April 3, 2015
611,320

 
$
25.27



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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


9.
OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES (INCOME), NET
Other Operating Expenses (Income), Net is comprised of the following (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
2014 investments in capacity and capabilities
$
6,455

 
$

Orthopaedic optimization costs (income)
473

 
(1,157
)
2013 operating unit realignment

 
1,003

Other consolidation and optimization income, net

 
(61
)
Acquisition and integration costs (income)
66

 
(428
)
Asset dispositions, severance and other
861

 
429

 
$
7,855

 
$
(214
)
2014 investments in capacity and capabilities. In 2014, the Company announced several initiatives to invest in capacity and capabilities and to better align its resources to meet its customers’ needs and drive organic growth and profitability. These included the following:
Functions currently performed at the Company’s facility in Plymouth, MN to manufacture catheters and introducers will transfer into the Company’s existing facility in Tijuana, Mexico. This initiative is expected to be substantially completed by the first half of 2016 and is dependent upon our customer’s validation and qualification of the transferred products.
Functions currently performed at the Company’s facilities in Beaverton, OR and Raynham, MA to manufacture products for the portable medical market will transfer to a new facility in Tijuana, Mexico. This initiative is expected to be substantially completed by the end of 2015 and is dependent upon our customer’s validation and qualification of the transferred products. Products currently manufactured at the Beaverton facility, which do not serve the portable medical market, are planned to transfer to the Company’s Raynham facility.
The design engineering responsibilities previously performed at the Company’s Cleveland, OH facility was transferred to the Company’s facilities in Minnesota in 2014.
Establishing a commercial hub at the Company’s global headquarters in Frisco, Texas. This initiative built upon the investment the Company has made in its global sales and marketing function and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2015.
The total capital investment expected for these initiatives is between $25.0 million and $27.0 million, of which $13.0 million has been expended through April 3, 2015. Total restructuring charges expected to be incurred in connection with this realignment are between $29.0 million and $34.0 million, of which $15.4 million has been incurred through April 3, 2015. Expenses related to this initiative are recorded within the applicable segment and corporate cost centers that the expenditures relate to and include the following:
  
Severance and retention: $7.0 million - $9.0 million;
Accelerated depreciation and asset write-offs: $2.0 million - $3.0 million; and
Other: $20.0 million - $22.0 million
Other costs primarily consist of costs to relocate certain equipment and personnel, duplicate personnel costs, disposal and travel expenditures. All expenses are cash expenditures, except accelerated depreciation and asset write-offs.
The change in accrued liabilities related to the 2014 investments in capacity and capabilities is as follows (in thousands):
 
Severance and
Retention
 
Accelerated
Depreciation/Asset
Write-offs
 
Other
 
Total
At January 2, 2015
$
1,163

 
$

 
$
1,066

 
$
2,229

Restructuring charges
549

 

 
5,906

 
6,455

Cash payments
(100
)
 

 
(5,590
)
 
(5,690
)
At April 3, 2015
$
1,612


$

 
$
1,382

 
$
2,994


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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


Orthopaedic optimization costs (income). In 2010, the Company began updating its Indianapolis, IN facility to streamline operations, consolidate two buildings, increase capacity, further expand capabilities and reduce dependence on outside suppliers. This initiative was completed in 2011.
In 2011, the Company began construction on an orthopaedic manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, IN and transferred manufacturing operations being performed at its Columbia City, IN location into this new facility. This initiative was completed in 2012.
During 2012, the Company transferred manufacturing and development operations performed at its facilities in Orvin and Corgemont, Switzerland into existing facilities in Fort Wayne, IN and Tijuana, Mexico. In connection with this consolidation, in 2013, the Company sold assets related to certain non-core Swiss orthopaedic product lines to an independent third party. The purchase agreement provided the Company with an earn-out payment based upon the amount of inventory consumed by the purchaser within one year after the close of the transaction. As a result of this earn out, a gain of $2.5 million was recorded in Other Operating Expenses (Income), Net in the first quarter of 2014. During 2014, the Company transferred $2.1 million of assets relating to the Company’s Orvin, Switzerland property to held for sale and recognized a $0.4 million impairment charge in the fourth quarter of 2014.
During 2013, the Company began a project to expand its Chaumont, France facility in order to enhance its capabilities and fulfill larger volume customer supply agreements. This initiative is expected to be completed over the next three years.
The total capital investment expected to be incurred for these initiatives is between $30 million and $35 million, of which $25.3 million has been expended through April 3, 2015. Total expense expected to be incurred for these initiatives is between $45 million and $48 million, of which $43.0 million has been incurred through April 3, 2015. All expenses have been and will be recorded within the Greatbatch Medical segment and are expected to include the following:
   
Severance and retention: approximately $11 million;
Accelerated depreciation and asset write-offs: approximately $13 million; and
Other: $21 million$24 million
Other costs include production inefficiencies, moving, revalidation, personnel, training, and travel costs associated with these consolidation projects. All expenses are cash expenditures, except accelerated depreciation and asset write-offs.
The change in accrued liabilities related to the orthopaedic facility optimization is as follows (in thousands):
 
Severance
and
Retention
 
Accelerated
Depreciation/Asset
Write-offs
 
Other
 
Total
At January 2, 2015
$

 
$

 
$
287

 
$
287

Restructuring charges

 

 
473

 
473

Cash payments

 

 
(473
)
 
(473
)
At April 3, 2015
$

 
$

 
$
287

 
$
287

2013 operating unit realignment. In 2013, the Company initiated a plan to realign its operating structure in order to optimize its continued focus on profitable growth. As part of this initiative, the sales and marketing and operations groups of its former Implantable Medical and Electrochem Solutions reportable segments were combined into one sales and marketing group and one operations group each serving Greatbatch Medical. This initiative was completed during 2014. Total restructuring charges incurred in connection with this realignment were $6.6 million. Expenses related to this initiative were recorded within the applicable segment that the expenditures relate to and included the following:
  
Severance and retention: $5.0 million; and
Other: $1.6 million
Other costs primarily consisted of relocation and travel expenditures. All expenses were cash expenditures.



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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


Asset dispositions, severance and other. During 2015 and 2014, the Company recorded losses in connection with various asset disposals and/or write-downs. During the first quarter of 2015, the Company initiated plans to spin-off Algostim, LLC (“Algostim”). Algostim is a subsidiary of QiG Group (“QiG”), which was established in 2008 to design and develop a broad-based neurostimulation platform. Algostim’s Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulation system is the first application of the platform, with additional QiG applications currently in development. During the first three months of 2015, the Company incurred $0.5 million of legal and professional costs in connection with the proposed spin-off. Expenses related to this initiative will be recorded within the applicable segment and corporate cost centers that the expenditures relate to. Transaction related costs for the spin-off are estimated to be between $8 million to $12 million. Refer to Note 15 “Business Segment, Geographic and Concentration Risk Information” for additional discussion on the proposed spin-off. During 2014, the Company recorded charges in connection with its business reorganization to align its contract manufacturing operations. Those costs primarily related to consulting and IT development projects, which were completed in the fourth quarter of 2014.

10.
INCOME TAXES
The income tax provision for interim periods is determined using an estimate of the annual effective tax rate, adjusted for discrete items, if any, that are taken into account in the relevant period. Each quarter, the estimate of the annual effective tax rate is updated, and if the estimated effective tax rate changes, a cumulative adjustment is made. There is a potential for volatility of the effective tax rate due to several factors, including changes in the mix of the pre-tax income and the jurisdictions to which it relates, changes in tax laws and foreign tax holidays, business reorganizations, settlements with taxing authorities and foreign currency fluctuations.
As of April 3, 2015, the balance of unrecognized tax benefits is approximately $1.9 million. It is reasonably possible that a reduction of up to $0.5 million of the balance of unrecognized tax benefits may occur within the next twelve months as a result of potential audit settlements. Approximately $1.5 million of the balance of unrecognized tax benefits would favorably impact the effective tax rate, net of federal benefit on state issues, if recognized.

11.
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Litigation On December 21, 2012, the Company and several other unaffiliated parties were named as defendants in a personal injury and wrongful death action filed in the 113th Judicial District Court of Harris County, TexasThe complaint sought damages alleging marketing and product defects and failure to warn, negligence and gross negligence relating to a product the Company manufactured and sold to a customer, one of the other named defendants. The Company’s customer, in turn, incorporated the Greatbatch product into its own product which it sold to a third party, another named defendant. The Company was indemnified by its customer against any loss in the matter. On December 3, 2014, the District Court granted the Company’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed all claims against the Company. That ruling was subject to appeal by the plaintiffs. In February 2015, the plaintiffs entered into a settlement agreement with the Company’s customer that released the Company from all claims for liability in the matter.
The Company is a party to various other legal actions arising in the normal course of business. While the Company does not expect that the ultimate resolution of any of these pending actions will have a material effect on its consolidated results of operations, financial position, or cash flows, litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties. As such, there can be no assurance that any pending legal action, which the Company currently believes to be immaterial, does not become material in the future.

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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


Product Warranties The Company generally warrants that its products will meet customer specifications and will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. The change in product warranty liability was comprised of the following (in thousands):
At January 2, 2015
$
660

Additions to warranty reserve
691

Warranty claims paid
(72
)
At April 3, 2015
$
1,279

Purchase CommitmentsContractual obligations for purchase of goods or services are defined as agreements that are enforceable and legally binding on the Company and that specify all significant terms, including: fixed or minimum quantities to be purchased; fixed, minimum, or variable price provisions; and the approximate timing of the transaction. The Company’s purchase orders are normally based on its current manufacturing needs and are fulfilled by its vendors within short time horizons. The Company also enters into blanket orders with vendors that have preferred pricing and terms; however, these orders are normally cancelable without penalty. As of April 3, 2015, the total contractual obligation related to such expenditures is approximately $40.6 million and will primarily be financed by existing cash and cash equivalents, cash generated from operations, or the Credit Facility. The Company also enters into contracts for outsourced services; however, the obligations under these contracts were not significant and the contracts generally contain clauses allowing for cancellation without significant penalty.
Operating Leases – The Company is a party to various operating lease agreements for buildings, machinery, equipment, and software. The Company primarily leases buildings, which accounts for the majority of the future lease payments. Minimum future estimated operating lease expenses are as follows (in thousands):
Remainder of 2015
$
4,525

2016
6,006

2017
3,909

2018
3,489

2019
3,418

Thereafter
13,938

Total estimated operating lease expense
$
35,285

Workers’ Compensation Trust – The Company was a member of a group self-insurance trust that provided workers’ compensation benefits to employees of the Company in Western New York (the “Trust”). Under the Trust agreement, each participating organization has joint and several liability for Trust obligations if the assets of the Trust are not sufficient to cover those obligations. During 2011, the Company was notified by the Trust of its intentions to cease operations at the end of 2011 and was assessed a pro-rata share of future costs related to the Trust. Based on actual experience, the Company could receive a refund or be assessed additional contributions for workers’ compensation claims insured by the Trust. Since 2011, the Company has utilized a traditional insurance provider for workers’ compensation coverage.
Foreign Currency ContractsThe Company has entered into forward contracts to purchase Mexican pesos in order to hedge the risk of peso-denominated payments associated with operations at its Tijuana, Mexico facility. The impact to the Company’s results of operations from these forward contracts was as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Addition (reduction) in cost of sales
$
244

 
$
(164
)
Ineffective portion of change in fair value

 


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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


Information regarding outstanding foreign currency contracts as of April 3, 2015 is as follows (dollars in thousands):
Instrument
 
Type of
Hedge
 
Aggregate
Notional
Amount
 
Start
Date
 
End
Date
 
$/Peso
 
Fair
Value
 
Balance Sheet Location
FX Contract
 
Cash flow
 
$12,660
 
Jan-15
 
Dec-15
 
0.0734
 
$(1,128)
 
Accrued Expenses
FX Contract
 
Cash flow
 
$2,360
 
Mar-15
 
Dec-15
 
0.0656
 
$45
 
Other Current Assets
FX Contract
 
Cash flow
 
$15,081
 
Jan-16
 
Dec-16
 
0.0656
 
$(77)
 
Other Long-Term Liabilities
Self-Insured Medical Plan The Company self-funds the medical insurance coverage provided to its U.S. based employees. The Company has specific stop loss coverage for claims incurred during 2015 exceeding $250 thousand per associate with no annual maximum aggregate stop loss coverage. As of April 3, 2015, the Company had $1.5 million accrued related to the self-insurance of its medical plan. This accrual is recorded in Accrued Expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet and is primarily based upon claim history.

12.
EARNINGS PER SHARE (“EPS”)
The following table illustrates the calculation of Basic and Diluted EPS (in thousands, except per share amounts):
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Numerator for basic and diluted EPS:
 
 
 
Net income
$
8,008

 
$
14,922

Denominator for basic EPS:
 
 
 
Weighted average shares outstanding
25,264

 
24,614

Effect of dilutive securities:
 
 
 
Stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units
955

 
1,080

Denominator for diluted EPS
26,219

 
25,694

Basic EPS
$
0.32

 
$
0.61

Diluted EPS
$
0.31

 
$
0.58

The diluted weighted average share calculations do not include the following securities, which are not dilutive to the EPS calculations or the performance criteria have not been met:
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Time-vested stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units
266,000

 
193,000

Performance-vested restricted stock units
11,900

 
5,900



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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


13.
ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income is comprised of the following (in thousands):
 
Defined
Benefit
Plan
Liability
 
Cash
Flow
Hedges
 
Foreign
Currency
Translation
Adjustment
 
Total
Pre-Tax
Amount
 
Tax
 
Net-of-Tax
Amount
At January 2, 2015
$
(1,181
)
 
$
(2,558
)
 
$
11,450

 
$
7,711

 
$
1,412

 
$
9,123

Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges

 
(1,347
)
 

 
(1,347
)
 
470

 
(877
)
Realized loss on foreign currency hedges

 
244

 

 
244

 
(85
)
 
159

Realized loss on interest rate swap hedges

 
181

 

 
181

 
(63
)
 
118

Foreign currency translation loss

 

 
(1,825
)
 
(1,825
)
 

 
(1,825
)
At April 3, 2015
$
(1,181
)
 
$
(3,480
)
 
$
9,625

 
$
4,964

 
$
1,734

 
$
6,698

 
Defined
Benefit
Plan
Liability
 
Cash
Flow
Hedges
 
Foreign
Currency
Translation
Adjustment
 
Total
Pre-Tax
Amount
 
Tax
 
Net-of-Tax
Amount
At January 3, 2014
$
(672
)
 
$
(468
)
 
$
14,952

 
$
13,812

 
$
546

 
$
14,358

Unrealized gain on cash flow hedges

 
150

 

 
150

 
(53
)
 
97

Realized gain on foreign currency hedges

 
(164
)
 

 
(164
)
 
57

 
(107
)
Realized loss on interest rate swap hedges

 
132

 

 
132

 
(45
)
 
87

Foreign currency translation gain

 

 
1,182

 
1,182

 

 
1,182

At April 4, 2014
$
(672
)
 
$
(350
)
 
$
16,134

 
$
15,112

 
$
505

 
$
15,617

The realized (gain) loss relating to the Company’s foreign currency and interest rate swap hedges were reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income and included in Cost of Sales and Interest Expense, respectively, in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

14.
FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
Fair value measurement standards apply to certain financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis (each reporting period). For the Company, these financial assets and liabilities include its derivative instruments. The Company does not have any nonfinancial assets or liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis.
Foreign Currency Contracts – The fair value of foreign currency contracts are determined through the use of cash flow models that utilize observable market data inputs to estimate fair value. These observable market data inputs include foreign exchange rate and credit spread curves. In addition, the Company received fair value estimates from the foreign currency contract counterparty to verify the reasonableness of the Company’s estimates. The Company’s foreign currency contracts are categorized in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. The fair value of the Company’s foreign currency contracts will be realized as Cost of Sales as the inventory, which the contracts are hedging the cash flows to produce, is sold, of which approximately $1.1 million is expected to be realized within the next twelve months.
Interest Rate Swaps – The fair value of the Company’s interest rate swaps outstanding at April 3, 2015 were determined through the use of a cash flow model that utilizes observable market data inputs. These observable market data inputs include LIBOR, swap rates, and credit spread curves. In addition, the Company received a fair value estimate from the interest rate swap counterparty to verify the reasonableness of the Company’s estimate. This fair value calculation was categorized in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. The fair value of the Company’s interest rate swaps will be realized as Interest Expense as interest on the Credit Facility is accrued.

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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


The following table provides information regarding assets and liabilities recorded at fair value on a recurring basis (in thousands):
 
 
Fair Value Measurements Using
 
 
At 
 April 3,
 
Quoted
Prices in
Active Markets
for Identical
Assets
 
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
Description
 
2015
 
(Level 1)
 
(Level 2)
 
(Level 3)
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts (Note 11)
 
$
45

 
$

 
$
45

 
$

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency contracts
 
$
1,205

 
$

 
$
1,205

 
$

Interest rate swap (Note 6)
 
2,321

 

 
2,321

 

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis
Fair value standards also apply to certain assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. The carrying amounts of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses, and current portion of long-term debt approximate fair value because of the short-term nature of these items. As of April 3, 2015, the fair value of the Company’s variable rate long-term debt approximates its carrying value and is categorized in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. A summary of the valuation methodologies for assets and liabilities measured on a nonrecurring basis is as follows:
Long-lived Assets – The Company reviews the carrying amount of its long-lived assets to be held and used, other than goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets, for potential impairment whenever certain indicators are present such as: a significant decrease in the market price of the asset or asset group; a significant change in the extent or manner in which the long-lived asset or asset group is being used or in its physical condition; a significant change in legal factors or in the business climate that could affect the value of the long-lived asset or asset group, including an action or assessment by a regulator; an accumulation of costs significantly in excess of the amount originally expected for the acquisition or construction; a current-period operating or cash flow loss combined with a history of operating or cash flow losses or a projection or forecast that demonstrates continuing losses associated with the use of the long-lived asset or asset group; or a current expectation that, more likely than not, a long-lived asset or asset group will be sold or otherwise disposed of significantly before the end of its previously estimated useful life. The term more likely than not refers to a level of likelihood that is more than 50 percent.
Potential recoverability is measured by comparing the carrying amount of the asset or asset group to its related total future undiscounted cash flows. If the carrying value is not recoverable, the asset or asset group is considered to be impaired. Impairment is measured by comparing the asset or asset group’s carrying amount to its fair value. When it is determined that useful lives are shorter than originally estimated, and no impairment is present, the rate of depreciation is accelerated in order to fully depreciate the assets over their new shorter useful lives. The Company did not record any impairment charges related to its long-lived assets during the first three months of 2015 or 2014.
Goodwill and Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets – Goodwill and other indefinite lived intangible assets recorded are not amortized but are periodically tested for impairment. The Company assesses goodwill for impairment on the last day of each fiscal year, or more frequently if certain events occur as described above. Goodwill is evaluated for impairment through the comparison of the fair value of the reporting units to their carrying values. When evaluating goodwill for impairment, the Company may first perform an assessment of qualitative factors to determine if the fair value of the reporting unit is more-likely-than-not greater than its carrying amount. This qualitative assessment is referred to as a “step zero approach. If, based on the review of the qualitative factors, the Company determines it is more-likely-than-not that the fair value of the reporting unit is greater than its carrying value, the required two-step impairment test can be bypassed. If the Company does not perform a step zero assessment or if the fair value of the reporting unit is more-likely-than-not less than its carrying value, the Company must perform a two-step impairment test, and calculate the estimated fair value of the reporting unit. If, based upon the two-step impairment test, it is determined that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying value, an impairment loss is recorded to the extent that the implied fair value of the goodwill within the reporting unit is less than its carrying value. Under the two-step approach, fair values for reporting units are determined based on discounted cash flows and market multiples.

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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


Other indefinite lived intangible assets are assessed for impairment on the last day of each fiscal year, or more frequently if certain events occur as described above, by comparing the fair value of the intangible asset to its carrying value. The fair value is determined by using the income approach.
The Company did not record any impairment charges related to its indefinite-lived intangible assets, including goodwill, during the first three months of 2015 or 2014, respectively. See Note 5 “Intangible Assets” for additional information on the Company’s intangible assets.
Cost and Equity Method Investments – The Company holds investments in equity and other securities that are accounted for as either cost or equity method investments, which are classified as Other Assets. The total carrying value of these investments is reviewed quarterly for changes in circumstance or the occurrence of events that suggest the Company’s investment may not be recoverable. The fair value of cost or equity method investments is not adjusted if there are no identified events or changes in circumstances that may have a material effect on the fair value of the investments. Gains and losses realized on cost and equity method investments are recorded in Other Income, Net, unless separately stated. The aggregate recorded amount of cost and equity method investments at April 3, 2015 and January 2, 2015 was $17.0 million and $14.5 million, respectively. The Company’s equity method investment is in a Chinese venture capital fund focused on investing in life sciences companies. This fund accounts for its investments at fair value with the unrealized change in fair value of these investments recorded as income or loss to the fund in the period of change. As of April 3, 2015, the Company owned 7.3% of this fund.
During the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, the Company did not recognize any impairment charges related to its cost method investments. The fair value of these investments is determined by reference to recent sales data of similar shares to independent parties in an inactive market. This fair calculation is categorized in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. During the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, the Company recognized a net gain on equity method investments of $0.5 million and $0.8 million, respectively.

15.
BUSINESS SEGMENT, GEOGRAPHIC AND CONCENTRATION RISK INFORMATION
The Company has two reportable segments: Greatbatch Medical and QiG. Greatbatch Medical designs and manufactures medical devices and components where Greatbatch either owns the intellectual property or has unique manufacturing and assembly expertise. Greatbatch Medical provides medical devices and components to the following markets:
Cardiac/Neuromodulation: Products include batteries, capacitors, filtered and unfiltered feed-throughs, engineered components, implantable stimulation leads, and enclosures used in implantable medical devices.
Orthopaedic: Products include implants, instruments and delivery systems for large joint, spine, extremity and trauma procedures.
Portable Medical: Products include automated external defibrillators, portable oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and powered surgical tools.
Vascular: Products include introducers, steerable sheaths, and catheters that deliver therapies for various markets such as coronary and neurovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, interventional radiology, vascular access, atrial fibrillation, and interventional cardiology, plus products for medical imaging and pharmaceutical delivery.
Energy, Military, and Environmental: Products include primary and rechargeable batteries and battery packs for demanding applications such as down hole drilling tools.
Greatbatch Medical also offers value-added assembly and design engineering services for medical devices that utilize its component products.
QiG focuses on developing medical device systems for some of healthcare’s most pressing challenges and reflects Greatbatch’s strategic evolution of its product offerings in order to raise the growth and profitability profile of the Company. QiG utilizes a disciplined and diversified portfolio approach with three investment modes: new medical device systems commercialization, collaborative programs with original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”) customers, and strategic equity positions in emerging healthcare companies. The development of certain new medical device systems are facilitated through the establishment of limited liability companies (“LLCs”). These LLCs do not own, but have the exclusive right to use the technology of Greatbatch in certain, specific fields of use and have an exclusive manufacturing agreement with Greatbatch Medical. QiG currently owns 89% - 100% of three LLCs. Minority interest in these LLCs are held by key opinion leaders, clinicians and strategic partners. Under the agreements governing these LLCs, QiG is responsible for 100% of the expenses incurred by the LLC. However, no

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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


distributions are made to the minority holders until QiG is reimbursed for all expenses paid. Once QiG has been fully reimbursed, all future distributions are made based upon the respective LLCs ownership percentages.
One of the LLCs owned by QiG is Algostim, which was established in 2008 to design and develop a broad-based neurostimulation platform. Algostim’s Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulation (“SCS”) system is the first application of QiG’s neurostimulation platform, with additional QiG applications currently in development. Algovita was submitted for premarket approval (“PMA”) to the United States Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) in December 2013 and in January 2014 documentation for European CE Mark was submitted to the notified body, TÜV SÜD America. CE Mark approval was obtained on June 17, 2014. During the first quarter of 2015, Greatbatch was informed by the FDA that it has determined that the PMA application is approvable subject to an FDA inspection that finds the manufacturing facilities, methods and controls in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Quality System regulation. On April 30, 2015, the Company announced its proposal to spin-off Algostim. The spin-off would create a new publicly traded company focused on commercializing the Algovita SCS system to treat chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, with Greatbatch Medical continuing to manufacture Algovita under a long term supply agreement with the new public company.
QiG revenue includes sales of neural interface technology, components and systems to the neuroscience and clinical markets, and a limited release of Algovita in Europe. As further discussed in Note 2 “Acquisition,” in August 2014, the Company acquired CCC, a neuromodulation medical device developer and manufacturer for development stage companies. As a result of this transaction, QiG revenue for 2015 also includes sales of various medical device products such as implantable pulse generators, programmer systems, battery chargers, patient wands and leads to medical device companies. In addition to the above, future income of QiG is expected to come from various other sources including investment gains from sales of its LLC ownership interests, technology licensing fees, royalty revenue, and/or the sales of medical device systems.
An analysis and reconciliation of the Company’s business segment, product line and geographic information to the respective information in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements follows. Sales by geographic area are presented by allocating sales from external customers based on where the products are shipped to (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Sales:
 
 
 
Greatbatch Medical
 
 
 
Cardiac/Neuromodulation
$
76,273

 
$
86,780

Orthopaedic
38,971

 
36,431

Portable Medical
13,667

 
19,203

Vascular
10,356

 
13,050

Energy, Military, Environmental
17,710

 
18,131

Total Greatbatch Medical
156,977

 
173,595

QiG
5,047

 
686

Elimination of Intersegment Sales(a)
(704
)
 

Total sales
$
161,320

 
$
174,281

(a)
Intersegment sales between Greatbatch Medical and QiG are eliminated in consolidation and are included in Greatbatch Medical’s cardiac and neuromodulation product line.

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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Segment income from operations:
 
 
 
Greatbatch Medical
$
21,753

 
$
35,128

QiG
(5,450
)
 
(5,913
)
Total segment income from operations
16,303

 
29,215

Unallocated operating expenses
(6,914
)
 
(6,691
)
Operating income as reported
9,389

 
22,524

Unallocated other income (expense)
431

 
(463
)
Income before provision for income taxes
$
9,820

 
$
22,061

 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Sales by geographic area:
 
 
 
United States
$
70,516

 
$
81,112

Non-Domestic locations:
 
 
 
Puerto Rico
34,016

 
34,598

Belgium
17,367

 
15,979

Rest of world
39,421

 
42,592

Total sales
$
161,320

 
$
174,281

Three customers accounted for a significant portion of the Company’s sales as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Customer A
22
%
 
21
%
Customer B
18
%
 
15
%
Customer C
14
%
 
12
%
Total
54
%
 
48
%
Long-lived tangible assets by geographic area are as follows (in thousands):
 
As of
 
April 3, 2015
 
January 2, 2015
United States
$
113,067

 
$
113,851

Rest of world
38,283

 
31,074

Total
$
151,350

 
$
144,925


16.
IMPACT OF RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
In the normal course of business, management evaluates all new accounting pronouncements issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”), Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”), or other authoritative accounting bodies to determine the potential impact they may have on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Based upon this review, except as noted below, management does not expect any of the recently issued accounting pronouncements, which have not already been adopted, to have a material impact on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
In April 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2015-03, “Interest-Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs,” which changes the presentation of debt issuance costs in the financial statements. Under this ASU, the Company will present debt issuance costs in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the related debt liability rather than as an asset. The guidance in this ASU is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2015. The Company will apply the new guidance retrospectively to all prior periods presented beginning in the first quarter of

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GREATBATCH, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Unaudited


     
fiscal year 2016. As disclosed in Note 6 “Debt,” as of April 3, 2015, the Company had $2.9 million of debt related deferred financing costs recorded within Other Assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet, which will be reclassified as a deduction from Long-Term Debt upon adoption of this ASU.
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers.” The core principle behind ASU 2014-09 is that an entity should recognize revenue in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for delivering goods and services. This model involves a five-step process that includes identifying the contract with the customer, identifying the performance obligations in the contract, determining the transaction price, allocating the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract and recognizing revenue when the entity satisfies the performance obligations. This ASU will supersede existing revenue recognition guidance and is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, with early application not permitted. This ASU allows two methods of adoption; a full retrospective approach where three years of financial information are presented in accordance with the new standard, and a modified retrospective approach where this ASU is applied to the most current period presented in the financial statements. The Company is currently assessing the financial impact of adopting the new standard and the methods of adoption; however, given the scope of the new standard, the company is currently unable to provide a reasonable estimate regarding the financial impact or which method of adoption will be elected.
In April 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-08, “Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity,” which amends the definition of a discontinued operation and requires entities to provide additional disclosures about disposal transactions that do not meet the discontinued operations criteria. The revised guidance changes how entities identify and disclose information about disposal transactions under U.S. GAAP. This ASU is effective prospectively for all disposals (except disposals classified as held for sale before the adoption date) or components initially classified as held for sale in periods beginning on or after December 15, 2014, with early adoption permitted. This ASU is applicable for disposal transactions, if any, that the Company enters into after January 2, 2015, and did not materially impact the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Our Business
We have two reportable segments: Greatbatch Medical and QiG Group (“QiG”). Greatbatch Medical designs and manufactures products where Greatbatch either owns the intellectual property or has unique manufacturing and assembly expertise. These products include medical devices and components for the cardiac, neuromodulation, orthopaedics, portable medical, vascular, and energy markets among others. Our Greatbatch Medical segment also offers value-added assembly and design engineering services for medical devices that utilize its component products.
QiG focuses on developing medical device systems for some of healthcare’s most pressing challenges and reflects Greatbatch’s strategic evolution of its product offerings in order to raise the growth and profitability profile of the Company. QiG utilizes a disciplined and diversified portfolio approach with three investment modes: new medical device systems commercialization, collaborative programs with original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) customers, and strategic equity positions in emerging healthcare companies.
In April 2015, we announced our proposal to spin-off Algostim, LLC (“Algostim”). Algostim is a subsidiary of QiG, which was established in 2008 to design and develop a broad-based neurostimulation platform. Algostim’s Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulation (“SCS”) system is the first application of the QiG neurostimulation platform, with additional QiG applications currently in development. The spin-off would create a new publicly traded company focused on commercializing the Algovita SCS system to treat chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, with Greatbatch Medical continuing to manufacture Algovita under a long term supply agreement with the new public company.
Our Acquisition
On August 12, 2014, we purchased all of the outstanding common stock of Centro de Construcción de Cardioestimuladores del Uruguay (“CCC”), headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay. CCC is an active implantable neuromodulation medical device systems developer and manufacturer that produces a range of medical devices including implantable pulse generators, programmer systems, battery chargers, patient wands, and leads. This acquisition allows us to more broadly partner with medical device companies, complements our core discrete technology offerings, and enhances our medical device innovation efforts. The operating results of CCC were included in our QiG segment from the date of acquisition. The aggregate purchase price of CCC was $19.8 million, which we funded with cash on hand. Total assets acquired from CCC were $26.2 million. Total liabilities assumed from CCC were $6.4 million. For the three months ended April 3, 2015, CCC added approximately $3.9 million to our revenue and increased our net income by $0.1 million.
Going forward, we will continue to pursue acquisitions to enhance our top and bottom line growth trajectory, and expand our pipeline technologies. Our strategic criteria for these acquisitions is that they should drive expansion in our core markets, allow us to enter adjacent growth markets, are focused on proprietary technology, can be tightly integrated into our operating base, and will enhance our return on invested capital.
Our Customers
Our products are designed to provide reliable, long-lasting solutions that meet the evolving requirements and needs of our customers. The nature and extent of our selling relationships with each customer is different in terms of breadth of products purchased, purchased product volumes, length of contractual commitment, ordering patterns, inventory management and selling prices.
Our Greatbatch Medical customers include large multi-national OEMs, such as Biotronik, Biomet, Boston Scientific, Cyberonics, Halliburton Company, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Philips Healthcare, Smith & Nephew, Sorin Group, St. Jude Medical, Stryker, Zimmer, and Zoll. For the three months ended April 3, 2015, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, and St. Jude Medical collectively accounted for 54% of our total sales.
QiG customers include numerous scientists, hospitals, and universities throughout the world who perform research for the neuroscience and clinical markets. Additionally, with the acquisition of CCC, QiG customers also include various research companies and institutes and early stage medical device companies.
Financial Overview
As expected, first quarter 2015 sales of $161.3 million decreased 7% on both an as-reported and on an organic constant currency basis in comparison to the prior year period. Sales for the first quarter of 2015 include $3.9 million from CCC, which was acquired in August 2014, as well as the impact from foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, which reduced first quarter sales by approximately $4 million in comparison to the prior year primarily due to the strengthening dollar versus the Euro. The organic constant currency sales decrease in comparison to the prior year period was primarily the result of a tough comparable versus the first quarter of 2014, approximately $5 million of impact from end of life products in our cardiac

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product line, as well as continued weakness in our portable medical product line. Partially offsetting these decreases was an 18% constant currency increase in orthopaedic revenue due to market growth, new customer wins, and the benefits from our investments in capacity and capabilities at our Chaumont, France facility.
We prepare our condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Additionally, we consistently report and discuss in our earnings releases and investor presentations adjusted operating income and margin, adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per diluted share, and organic constant currency growth rates. These adjusted amounts, other than organic constant currency growth rates, consist of GAAP amounts excluding the following adjustments to the extent they occur during the period: (i) acquisition and integration related charges, (ii) facility consolidation, optimization, manufacturing transfer, and system integration charges, (iii) asset write-down and disposition charges, (iv) severance charges in connection with corporate realignments or a reduction in force, (v) litigation charges and gains, (vi) unusual or infrequently occurring items, (vii) gain/loss on the sale of investments, (viii) the income tax (benefit) related to these adjustments, and (ix) certain tax charges related to the Federal R&D Tax Credit, which are outside the normal benefit received. Adjusted earnings per diluted share were calculated by dividing adjusted net income by adjusted diluted weighted average shares outstanding. To calculate organic constant currency growth rates, which excludes the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, as well as the impact of any acquisitions or divestitures of product lines on sales growth rates, we convert current period sales from local currency to U.S. dollars using the previous period’s foreign currency exchange rates and exclude the amount of sales acquired/divested during the period from the current/previous period amounts, respectively. We believe that the presentation of adjusted operating income and margin, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share, and organic constant currency growth rates provides important supplemental information to management and investors seeking to understand the financial and business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations. These measures are used by management to forecast and evaluate the operational performance of the Company. Additionally, incentive compensation targets for all of our associates are based upon adjusted operating income.
A reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted amounts is as follows (dollars in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended
 
Greatbatch
Medical
 
QiG
 
Unallocated
 
Total
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
Sales
$
156,977

 
$
173,595

 
$
5,047

 
$
686

 
$
(704
)
 
$

 
$
161,320

 
$
174,281

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income (loss) as reported
$
21,753

 
$
35,128

 
$
(5,450
)
 
$
(5,913
)
 
$
(6,914
)
 
$
(6,691
)
 
$
9,389

 
$
22,524

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidation and optimization (income) expenses
6,771

 
(927
)
 
157

 
27

 

 
685

 
6,928

 
(215
)
Acquisition and integration (income) expenses

 

 
44

 
(430
)
 
22

 
2

 
66

 
(428
)
Asset dispositions, severance and other
116

 
428

 
232

 

 
513

 
1

 
861

 
429

Adjusted operating income (loss)
$
28,640

 
$
34,629

 
$
(5,017
)
 
$
(6,316
)
 
$
(6,379
)
 
$
(6,003
)
 
$
17,244

 
$
22,310

Adjusted operating margin
18.2
%
 
19.9
%
 
N/A

 
N/A

 
N/A

 
N/A

 
10.7
%
 
12.8
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAAP operating income for the first quarter decreased $13.1 million or 58% in comparison to the prior year. Adjusted operating income, which excludes net other operating expenses, decreased $5.1 million, or 23%. These GAAP and adjusted operating income variances are primarily due to the following:
A $5.2 million, or 9%, decrease in gross profit driven primarily as a result of lower sales volume during the quarter. Additionally, in comparison to the first quarter of 2014, gross profit as a percentage of sales decreased 50 basis points to 32.5% due to a higher sales mix of lower margin products and the impact of contractual price concessions granted to our customers in exchange for long-term agreements;
A $0.9 million, or 4%, increase in selling, general, and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses primarily attributable to the acquisition of CCC, which added $0.7 million of SG&A costs, as well as higher general and administrative expenses, and legal fees, which includes intellectual property costs. The impact of these increases was partially offset by lower performance-based compensation, which reflects the lower revenue and adjusted operating income during the quarter;
A $1.0 million, or 7%, decrease in our net research, development and engineering (“RD&E”) costs due to lower design verification testing (“DVT”) costs incurred in connection with the development of our Algovita SCS system, as well as lower performance-based compensation. This reduction in expenses was partially offset by lower customer cost

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reimbursements due to the timing of the achievement of milestones related to development projects, as well as the expiration of certain government grants in the second half of 2014; and
The decrease in GAAP operating income for the first quarter of 2015 was also attributable to a $7.1 million increase in consolidation and optimization costs, which are included in other operating expenses (income), net and are excluded from adjusted amounts.
A reconciliation of GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) to adjusted amounts is as follows (in thousands, except per share amounts):
 
Three Months Ended
 
April 3, 2015
 
April 4, 2014
 
Net
Income
 
Per
Diluted
Share
 
Net
Income
 
Per
Diluted
Share
Net income as reported
$
8,008

 
$
0.31

 
$
14,922

 
$
0.58

Adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidation and optimization (income) expenses(a)
5,387

 
0.21

 
(964
)
 
(0.04
)
Acquisition and integration (income) expenses(a)
46

 

 
(278
)
 
(0.01
)
Asset dispositions, severance and other(a)
585

 
0.02

 
279

 
0.01

Gain on cost and equity method investments, net(a)(b)
(324
)
 
(0.01
)
 
(534
)
 
(0.02
)
R&D Tax Credit(c)
400

 
0.02

 
400

 
0.02

Adjusted net income and diluted EPS(d)
$
14,102

 
$
0.54

 
$
13,825

 
$
0.54

Adjusted diluted weighted average shares
26,219

 
 
 
25,694

 
 
(a)
Net of tax amounts computed using a 35% U.S., Mexico, and France statutory tax rate, a 25% Uruguay statutory tax rate, and a 0% tax rate for Swiss adjustments.
(b)
Pre-tax amount is a gain of $0.5 million and $0.8 million for the 2015 and 2014 periods, respectively.
(c)
The Federal R&D tax credit has not yet been extended for 2015. The 2014 Federal R&D tax credit was enacted in the fourth quarter of 2014. Amounts assume that the tax credit was effective at the beginning of the year for 2015 and 2014.
(d)
The per share data in this table has been rounded to the nearest $0.01 and therefore may not sum to the total.
GAAP and adjusted diluted EPS for the first quarter of 2015 were $0.31 and $0.54, respectively, compared to $0.58 and $0.54 for the first quarter of 2014. These variances were primarily due to the same factors impacting GAAP and adjusted operating income discussed above, as well as the following:
During the first quarter of 2015, foreign currency exchange gains increased $1.3 million in comparison to the prior year primarily due to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar relative to the Euro.
Income realized on our equity method investment decreased $0.3 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014. Gains/losses on equity method investments are excluded from adjusted amounts.
The changes in the GAAP and adjusted effective tax rates between the 2015 first quarter and the first quarter of 2014 were primarily due to $0.8 million of discrete tax items recognized during the 2015 first quarter, due to the settlement of tax audits, as well as higher income in lower tax rate jurisdictions.
A 2% increase in weighted average diluted shares outstanding for the first quarter of 2015 versus the same period of 2014 as a result of the increase in our stock price and stock issued under our stock-based compensation programs during those respective periods. This increase reduced the 2015 first quarter adjusted diluted EPS by $0.01 per share but did not materially impact the GAAP diluted EPS amount.

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Financial Guidance
Our guidance for fiscal year 2015 is as follows:
Sales
$715 - $730 million
 
 
GAAP Operating Income as a % of Sales
10.7% - 11.0%
Adjusted Operating Income as a % of Sales
13.7% - 14.0%
 
 
Capital Expenditures
$40 - $50 million
 
 
GAAP Effective Tax Rate
~25%
Adjusted Effective Tax Rate
~26%
 
 
GAAP Diluted EPS
$2.02 - $2.12
Adjusted Diluted EPS
$2.61 - $2.71
Diluted Weighted Average Shares
26,500,000
Adjusted operating income for 2015 is expected to consist of GAAP operating income excluding items such as acquisition, consolidation, integration, and asset disposition/write-down charges totaling approximately $22 million. The after tax impact of these items is estimated to be $14 million or approximately $0.53 per diluted share. Adjusted diluted EPS also includes the benefit of the Federal R&D tax credit of approximately $0.06 per diluted share which has not yet been enacted for 2015.
We expect currency translation to have a negative impact of approximately $10 million on our revenue. Accordingly we now expect 2015 revenue will be at the lower end of our guidance range.
This guidance includes the impact of Algostim as if we will continue to own it through the end of the year. We have not adjusted our guidance for transaction related costs of our proposed spin-off, which are estimated to be $8 million to $12 million.
Our CEO’s View
Our first quarter results were in-line with our expectations given the anticipated lower sales volume compared to first quarter 2014, and a $4 million negative currency impact in the quarter. Despite this slower start to the year, we are confident in our strategy and have line-of-sight with new customers and new product introductions that are expected to provide strong performance in the second half of the year. We have demonstrated our ability to relocate manufacturing facilities, taking into consideration our customers’ needs and furthering productivity within Greatbatch.
Our overarching goal as a company is to drive profitable growth by leveraging our long-term agreements with our customers for our core products, continuing to expand our margins through operational excellence, pursuing targeted mergers and acquisitions and advancing our medical device strategy. During the quarter we continued to move this strategy forward, which included initiating a proposed tax-free spin-off of Algostim. Additionally, we are having success with our neurostimulation strategy of becoming the definitive leader of critical technologies for the neurostimulation market. We are establishing a track record of providing reliable and meaningful solutions through a culture of life improving and lifesaving technology. Our success in neurostimulation, as we utilize CCC for emerging indications, is one of the drivers that is expected to contribute to our improved performance during the second-half of the year.


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Product Development
Greatbatch Medical
Our core business is well positioned because our OEM customers leverage our portfolio of intellectual property, and we continue to build a healthy pipeline of diverse medical technology opportunities. These product development opportunities, when combined with the investments we have made in our sales and marketing resources, are expected to allow us to meet our five percent revenue growth objectives. Some of the more significant product development opportunities Greatbatch Medical is pursuing are as follows:
Product Line
 
Product Development Opportunities
Cardiac/ Neuromodulation
 
Developing next generation technology programs including Gen 2 QHR battery, next generation filtered feedthroughs, and high voltage capacitors.
 
 
 
Orthopaedic
 
Developing next generation reamers, hip and bone preparation instruments, as well as disposable kits, and power solutions for surgical tools.
 
 
 
Portable Medical
 
Developing power solutions for various surgical, diagnostic and other market categories where device mobility is critical, including sterilized surgical products, wireless power and battery management technologies.
 
 
 
Vascular
 
Developing introducer technologies to expand into new clinical markets, as well as expanding current introducer and catheter platforms to better serve existing clinical markets and customers.
 
 
 
Energy, Military, Environmental
 
Developing power solutions to advance performance and reliability of battery packs in critical environments.
QiG
Through QiG, we provide our Greatbatch Medical customers with complete medical device systems. This medical device strategy includes strategic equity investments and medical device technology and products developed independently, as well as in conjunction with our OEM partners. While we do not intend to discuss each of these projects individually, we will discuss significant milestones as they occur.
Algovita, our SCS system to treat chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, was designed to target unmet clinical needs with a focus on safety and product differentiation for all user groups. This product was submitted for premarket approval to the United States Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) in December 2013, and in January 2014 documentation for European CE Mark was submitted to the notified body, TÜV SÜD America. CE Mark approval was received in June 2014. During the first quarter of 2015, we were informed by the FDA that it has determined that the PMA application is approvable subject to an FDA inspection that finds the manufacturing facilities, methods and controls in compliance with the applicable requirements of the Quality System regulation. Algovita continues to move along the regulatory pathway, and we are targeting FDA approval by the end of 2015.
We intend to modify the Algovita platform for other established indications in growing and emerging technologies. CCC will be used for early stage technologies. We have a large and growing list of interested partners in the space that we can engage. Additionally we are leveraging NeuroNexus Technologies, Inc. (“NeuroNexus”) and CCC for early stage research and development. Lastly, we will continue to advance and incorporate the capabilities from our core Greatbatch Medical segment across opportunities in neurostimulation.
Cost Savings and Consolidation Efforts
In 2015 and 2014, we recorded charges in Other Operating Expenses (Income), Net related to various cost savings and consolidation initiatives. These initiatives were undertaken to improve our operational efficiencies and profitability, the most significant of which are as follows (in millions):
Initiative
 
Expected Expense
 
Expected Capital
 
Expected Annual Cost Savings
 
Expected Completion Date
2014 investments in capacity and capabilities
 
 $29 - $34
 
 $25 - $27
 
 > $20
 
2016
2013 operating unit realignment
 
$6.6
 
 
> $7
 
Completed
Orthopaedic optimization
 
$45 - $48
 
$30 - $35
 
$10 - $15
 
2017
See Note 9 “Other Operating Expenses (Income), Net” of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements contained in Item 1 of this report for additional information about the timing, cash flow impact and amount of future

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expenditures for these initiatives. We continually evaluate our operating structure in order to maximize efficiencies and drive margin expansion. Future charges could be incurred if new consolidation and optimization initiatives are undertaken.
Our Financial Results
We utilize a fifty-two, fifty-three week fiscal year ending on the Friday nearest December 31. For 52-week years, each quarter contains 13 weeks. The first quarter of 2015 and 2014 ended on April 3, and April 4, respectively, and each contained 13 weeks, respectively. The discussion that follows should be read in conjunction with our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes and with the Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 2, 2015. The following table presents certain selected financial information derived from our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the periods presented (dollars in thousands, except per share data):
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
 
 
April 3,
 
April 4,
 
Change
 
2015
 
2014
 
$
 
%
Sales:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greatbatch Medical
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cardiac/Neuromodulation
$
76,273

 
$
86,780

 
$
(10,507
)
 
(12
)%
Orthopaedic
38,971

 
36,431

 
2,540

 
7
 %
Portable Medical
13,667

 
19,203

 
(5,536
)
 
(29
)%
Vascular
10,356

 
13,050

 
(2,694
)
 
(21
)%
Energy, Military, Environmental
17,710

 
18,131

 
(421
)
 
(2
)%
Total Greatbatch Medical
156,977

 
173,595

 
(16,618
)
 
(10
)%
QiG
5,047

 
686

 
4,361

 
NA

Elimination of intersegment sales(a)
(704
)
 

 
(704
)
 
NA

Total sales
161,320


174,281


(12,961
)

(7
)%
Cost of sales
108,922

 
116,685

 
(7,763
)
 
(7
)%
Gross profit
52,398

 
57,596

 
(5,198