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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2015

 

OR

 

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

 

For the transition period from        to       

 

Commission File Number 001-16625

 

BUNGE LIMITED

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Bermuda

 

98-0231912

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or
organization)

 

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

 

 

 

50 Main Street, White Plains, New York

 

10606

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(914) 684-2800

(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  x  No  o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes  x  No  o

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer x

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

(Do not check if a smaller
reporting company)

 

Smaller reporting company o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).  Yes  o  No  x

 

As of April 24, 2015 the number of shares issued of the registrant was:

 

Common shares, par value $.01 per share: 143,609,451

 

 

 


 


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BUNGE LIMITED

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 and 2014

3

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 and 2014

4

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014

5

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 and 2014

6

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity and Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 and 2014

7

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

8

 

 

 

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

26

 

 

 

Item 2.

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

26

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

38

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

41

 

 

 

PART II — INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

42

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

42

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

42

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults upon Senior Securities

42

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

43

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

43

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

43

 

 

 

Signatures

S-1

 

 

 

Exhibit Index

E-1

 

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PART I— FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.     FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

BUNGE LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

 

(U.S. dollars in millions, except per share data)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March  31,

 

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

Net sales

 

$

10,806

 

$

13,461

 

Cost of goods sold

 

(10,096

)

(13,047

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

710

 

414

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

(331

)

(366

)

Interest income

 

11

 

19

 

Interest expense

 

(53

)

(79

)

Foreign exchange gains (losses)

 

(7

)

22

 

Other income (expense) — net

 

1

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations before income tax

 

331

 

16

 

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

(85

)

(30

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

246

 

(14

)

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

14

 

(5

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

260

 

(19

)

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

3

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Bunge

 

263

 

(13

)

Convertible preference share dividends and other obligations

 

(14

)

(14

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) available to Bunge common shareholders

 

$

249

 

$

(27

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share—basic (Note 16)

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

 

$

1.61

 

$

(0.15

)

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

0.10

 

(0.03

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Bunge common shareholders

 

$

1.71

 

$

(0.18

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share—diluted (Note 16)

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

 

$

1.58

 

$

(0.15

)

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

0.09

 

(0.03

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Bunge common shareholders

 

$

1.67

 

$

(0.18

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends per common share

 

$

0.34

 

$

0.30

 

 

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

 

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BUNGE LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

(Unaudited)

 

(U.S. dollars in millions)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March  31,

 

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

260

 

$

(19

)

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange translation adjustment

 

(1,339

)

131

 

Unrealized gains (losses) on designated cash flow and net investment hedges, net of tax (expense) benefit of nil in 2015 and $(8) in 2014

 

42

 

(13

)

Reclassification of realized net losses (gains) to net income, net of tax expense (benefit) of nil in 2015 and 2014

 

13

 

1

 

Pension adjustment, net of tax (expense) benefit of nil in 2015 and 2014

 

3

 

 

Total other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(1,281

)

119

 

Total comprehensive income (loss)

 

(1,021

)

100

 

Less: comprehensive (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

10

 

(2

)

Total comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Bunge

 

$

(1,011

)

$

98

 

 

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

 

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BUNGE LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

(U.S. dollars in millions, except share data)

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

380

 

$

362

 

Time deposits under trade structured finance program (Note 4)

 

352

 

1,343

 

Trade accounts receivable (less allowances of $118 and $121) (Note 12)

 

1,502

 

1,840

 

Inventories (Note 5)

 

4,778

 

5,554

 

Deferred income taxes

 

247

 

177

 

Other current assets (Note 6)

 

3,831

 

3,805

 

Total current assets

 

11,090

 

13,081

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

5,079

 

5,626

 

Goodwill

 

318

 

349

 

Other intangible assets, net

 

266

 

256

 

Investments in affiliates

 

286

 

294

 

Deferred income taxes

 

381

 

565

 

Other non-current assets (Note 7)

 

1,061

 

1,261

 

Total assets

 

$

18,481

 

$

21,432

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term debt

 

$

626

 

$

594

 

Current portion of long-term debt (Note 11)

 

905

 

408

 

Letter of credit obligations under trade structured finance program (Note 4)

 

352

 

1,343

 

Trade accounts payable

 

3,155

 

3,248

 

Deferred income taxes

 

35

 

42

 

Other current liabilities (Note 9)

 

2,584

 

3,069

 

Total current liabilities

 

7,657

 

8,704

 

Long-term debt (Note 11)

 

2,337

 

2,855

 

Deferred income taxes

 

168

 

177

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

856

 

969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 14)

 

 

 

 

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

 

34

 

37

 

Equity (Note 15):

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible perpetual preference shares, par value $.01; authorized, issued and outstanding: 2015 and 2014 — 6,900,000 shares (liquidation preference $100 per share)

 

690

 

690

 

Common shares, par value $.01; authorized — 400,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding: 2015 — 143,601,072 shares, 2014 — 145,703,198 shares

 

1

 

1

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

5,070

 

5,053

 

Retained earnings

 

7,386

 

7,180

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (Note 15)

 

(5,332

)

(4,058

)

Treasury shares, at cost - 2015 - 8,174,873 and 2014 - 5,714,273 shares, respectively

 

(620

)

(420

)

Total Bunge shareholders’ equity

 

7,195

 

8,446

 

Noncontrolling interests

 

234

 

244

 

Total equity

 

7,429

 

8,690

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

18,481

 

$

21,432

 

 

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

 

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BUNGE LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

(U.S. dollars in millions)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

260

 

$

(19

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to cash provided by (used for) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange loss (gain) on debt

 

(225

)

42

 

Bad debt expense

 

7

 

6

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

120

 

124

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

13

 

18

 

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

 

16

 

(11

)

Other, net

 

(18

)

(9

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding the effects of acquisitions:

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts receivable

 

221

 

(488

)

Inventories

 

471

 

(658

)

Secured advances to suppliers

 

(226

)

(62

)

Trade accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

38

 

331

 

Net unrealized gain/loss on derivative contracts

 

(275

)

(53

)

Margin deposits

 

10

 

(115

)

Other, net

 

(104

)

(163

)

Cash provided by (used for) operating activities

 

308

 

(1,057

)

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Payments made for capital expenditures

 

(117

)

(165

)

Acquisitions of businesses (net of cash acquired)

 

(48

)

(12

)

Proceeds from investments

 

60

 

30

 

Payments for investments

 

(71

)

(39

)

Payments for investments in affiliates

 

(10

)

(13

)

Other, net

 

(2

)

(9

)

Cash provided by (used for) investing activities

 

(188

)

(208

)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Net change in short-term debt with maturities of 90 days or less

 

67

 

334

 

Proceeds from short-term debt with maturities greater than 90 days

 

148

 

366

 

Repayments of short-term debt with maturities greater than 90 days

 

(143

)

(71

)

Proceeds from long-term debt

 

1,461

 

2,357

 

Repayments of long-term debt

 

(1,319

)

(1,675

)

Proceeds from sale of common shares

 

10

 

6

 

Repurchases of common shares

 

(200

)

(92

)

Dividends paid

 

(58

)

(53

)

Other, net

 

(1

)

(14

)

Cash provided by (used for) financing activities

 

(35

)

1,158

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(67

)

(3

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

18

 

(110

)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

362

 

742

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

380

 

$

632

 

 

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

 

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BUNGE LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY AND REDEEMABLE NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

(Unaudited)

 

(U.S. dollars in millions, except share data)

 

 

 

Redeemable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-

 

Convertible

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

Non-

 

 

 

 

 

Controlling

 

Preference Shares

 

Common Shares

 

Paid-in

 

Retained

 

Comprehensive

 

Treasury

 

Controlling

 

Total

 

 

 

Interests

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Capital

 

Earnings

 

Income (Loss)

 

Shares

 

Interests

 

Equity

 

Balance, January 1, 2015

 

$

37

 

6,900,000

 

$

690

 

145,703,198

 

$

1

 

$

5,053

 

$

7,180

 

$

(4,058

)

$

(420

)

$

244

 

$

8,690

 

Net income (loss)

 

(5

)

 

 

 

 

 

263

 

 

 

(3

)

260

 

Accretion of noncontrolling interests

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

(6

)

 

 

 

 

(6

)

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(4

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,274

)

 

(7

)

(1,281

)

Dividends on common shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(49

)

 

 

 

(49

)

Dividends on preference shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8

)

 

 

 

(8

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

Repurchase of common shares

 

 

 

 

(2,460,600

)

 

 

 

 

(200

)

 

(200

)

Issuance of common shares

 

 

 

 

358,474

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

Balance, March 31, 2015

 

$

34

 

6,900,000

 

$

690

 

143,601,072

 

$

1

 

$

5,070

 

$

7,386

 

$

(5,332

)

$

(620

)

$

234

 

$

7,429

 

 

 

 

Redeemable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-

 

Convertible

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

Non-

 

 

 

 

 

Controlling

 

Preference Shares

 

Common Shares

 

Paid-in

 

Retained

 

Comprehensive

 

Treasury

 

Controlling

 

Total

 

 

 

Interests

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Capital

 

Earnings

 

Income (Loss)

 

Shares

 

Interests

 

Equity

 

Balance, January 1, 2014

 

$

37

 

6,900,000

 

$

690

 

147,796,784

 

$

1

 

$

4,967

 

$

6,891

 

$

(2,572

)

$

(120

)

$

231

 

$

10,088

 

Net income (loss)

 

(5

)

 

 

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

(6

)

(19

)

Accretion of noncontrolling interest

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

(6

)

 

 

 

 

(6

)

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

111

 

 

8

 

119

 

Dividends on common shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(44

)

 

 

 

(44

)

Dividends on preference shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8

)

 

 

 

(8

)

Dividends to noncontrolling interests on subsidiary common stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

(1

)

Return of capital to noncontrolling interest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

(1

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

Repurchase of common shares

 

 

 

 

(1,164,000

)

 

 

 

 

(92

)

 

(92

)

Issuance of common shares

 

 

 

 

502,872

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Balance, March 31, 2014

 

$

38

 

6,900,000

 

$

690

 

147,135,656

 

$

1

 

$

4,986

 

$

6,826

 

$

(2,461

)

$

(212

)

$

231

 

$

10,061

 

 

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

 

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BUNGE LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

(Unaudited)

 

1.                                      BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND PRINCIPLES OF CONSOLIDATION

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Bunge Limited (“Bunge”), its subsidiaries and variable interest entities (“VIEs”) in which Bunge is considered to be the primary beneficiary, and as a result, include the assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses of all entities over which Bunge exercises control. The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”).  Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation have been included. The condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2014 has been derived from Bunge’s audited consolidated financial statements at that date.  Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2015.  The financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2014, forming part of Bunge’s 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 2, 2015.

 

2.                                      ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

New Accounting Pronouncements — In April 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) (“Subtopic 835-30”) Interest - Imputation of Interest: Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs. The amendments in this update require debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability to be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of the related debt liability, consistent with debt discounts, instead of being presented as an asset. The update requires retrospective application and is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, early adoption is permitted. The update will change the presentation of debt issuance costs on Bunge’s condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

In February 2015, the FASB issued ASU (“Topic 810”) Consolidation-Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis. The standard makes targeted amendments to the current consolidation guidance and ends the deferral granted to investment companies from applying the VIE guidance. The standard is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015. Management expects the adoption of this standard to result in the deconsolidation of investment funds in its asset management business and is evaluating the expected impact of this standard on the consolidation of certain other legal entities.

 

In May 2014, the FASB amended ASC (“Topic 605”) Revenue Recognition and created ASC (“Topic 606”) Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The core principle of the guidance is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The standard is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. Early application is not permitted. Bunge is evaluating the expected impact of this standard on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

3.                                      BUSINESS ACQUISITIONS

 

On March 6, 2015, Bunge acquired the assets of Heartland Harvest, Inc. (“HHI”) for $48 million, including $41 million in cash and cash settlement of an existing third-party loan to HHI of $7 million. The preliminary purchase price allocation resulted in $15 million in property, plant and equipment, $2 million in inventory and $31 million of finite-lived intangible assets. HHI produces die cut pellets made of a variety of starches which are then expanded through popping, baking or frying in the production of certain lower fat snacks. HHI consists of one facility in the state of Illinois, United States.

 

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4.                                      TRADE STRUCTURED FINANCE PROGRAM

 

Bunge engages in various trade structured finance activities to leverage the value of its trade flows across its operating regions. These activities include a program under which a Bunge entity generally obtains U.S. dollar-denominated letters of credit (“LCs”) (each based on an underlying commodity trade flow) from financial institutions, as well as foreign exchange forward contracts, and time deposits denominated in the local currency of the financial institution counterparties, all of which are subject to legally enforceable set-off agreements. The LCs and foreign exchange contracts are presented within the line item letter of credit obligations under trade structured finance program on the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014. The net return from activities under this program, including fair value changes, is included as a reduction of cost of goods sold in the condensed consolidated statements of income.

 

At March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, time deposits (with weighted-average interest rates of 8.09% and 8.77%, respectively) and LCs, including foreign exchange contracts totaled $352 million and $1,343 million, respectively. In addition, at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the fair values of the time deposits (Level 2 measurements) totaled approximately $352 million and $1,343 million, respectively, and the fair values of the LCs, including foreign exchange contracts (Level 2 measurements) totaled approximately $352 million and $1,353 million, respectively. The fair values approximated the carrying amount of the related financial instruments due to their short-term nature. The fair values of the foreign exchange forward contracts (Level 2 measurements) were nil and gains of $10 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. Additionally, as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, time deposits, LCs, and foreign exchange contracts of $1,954 million and $1,496 million, respectively, were presented net on the condensed consolidated balance sheets as the criteria of ASC 210-20, Offsetting, had been met.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, total proceeds from issuances of LCs under the program were $884 million and $1,397 million, respectively. These cash inflows are offset by the related cash outflows resulting from placement of the time deposits and repayment of the LCs. All cash flows related to the program are included in operating activities in the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.

 

5.                                      INVENTORIES

 

Inventories by segment are presented below. Readily marketable inventories (“RMI”) are agricultural commodity inventories, which are non-perishable with a high shelf life and exceptionally liquid due to their homogenous nature and widely available markets with international pricing mechanisms.  RMI are carried at fair value. All other inventories are carried at lower of cost or market.

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

(US$ in millions)

 

2015

 

2014

 

Agribusiness (1)

 

$

3,839

 

$

4,273

 

Edible Oil Products (2)

 

406

 

411

 

Milling Products

 

168

 

198

 

Sugar and Bioenergy (3)

 

281

 

602

 

Fertilizer

 

84

 

70

 

Total

 

$

4,778

 

$

5,554

 

 


(1)             Includes RMI of $3,554 million and $4,125 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.  Of these amounts $2,629 million and $2,937 million can be attributable to merchandising activities at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

(2)             Includes RMI of bulk soybean and canola oil in the aggregate amount of $116 million and $127 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

(3)             Includes sugar RMI of $132 million and $157 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

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6.                                      OTHER CURRENT ASSETS

 

Other current assets consist of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

(US$ in millions)

 

2015

 

2014

 

Prepaid commodity purchase contracts (1)

 

$

222

 

$

153

 

Secured advances to suppliers, net (2)

 

554

 

520

 

Unrealized gains on derivative contracts, at fair value

 

1,675

 

1,569

 

Recoverable taxes, net

 

292

 

349

 

Margin deposits

 

313

 

323

 

Marketable securities, at fair value

 

138

 

108

 

Deferred purchase price receivable, at fair value (3)

 

65

 

78

 

Prepaid expenses

 

162

 

183

 

Other

 

410

 

522

 

Total

 

$

3,831

 

$

3,805

 

 


(1)             Prepaid commodity purchase contracts represent advance payments against fixed price contracts for future delivery of specified quantities of agricultural commodities.

 

(2)             Bunge provides cash advances to suppliers, primarily Brazilian farmers of soybeans and sugarcane, to finance a portion of the suppliers’ production costs.  Bunge does not bear any of the costs or risks associated with the related growing crops.  The advances are largely collateralized by future crops and physical assets of the suppliers, carry a local market interest rate and settle when the farmer’s crop is harvested and sold.  The secured advances to farmers are reported net of allowances of $2 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

 

Interest earned on secured advances to suppliers of $11 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 is included in net sales in the condensed consolidated statements of income.

 

(3)     Deferred purchase price receivable represents additional credit support for the investment conduits in Bunge’s accounts receivables sales program (see Note 12).

 

7.                                      OTHER NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

Other non-current assets consist of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

(US$ in millions)

 

2015

 

2014

 

Recoverable taxes, net (1)

 

$

288

 

$

337

 

Judicial deposits (1)

 

129

 

159

 

Other long-term receivables

 

32

 

40

 

Income taxes receivable (1)

 

256

 

188

 

Long-term investments

 

125

 

263

 

Affiliate loans receivable, net

 

17

 

18

 

Long-term receivables from farmers in Brazil, net (1)

 

85

 

102

 

Other

 

129

 

154

 

Total

 

$

1,061

 

$

1,261

 

 


(1)                   These non-current assets arise primarily from Bunge’s Brazilian operations and their realization could take in excess of five years.

 

Recoverable taxes, net-Recoverable taxes are reported net of valuation allowances of $25 million and $31 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

Judicial deposits-Judicial deposits are funds that Bunge has placed on deposit with the courts in Brazil. These funds are held in judicial escrow relating to certain legal proceedings pending legal resolution and bear interest at the SELIC rate, which is the benchmark rate of the Brazilian central bank.

 

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Income taxes receivable-Income taxes receivable includes overpayments of current income taxes plus accrued interest. These income tax prepayments are expected to be utilized for settlement of future income tax obligations. Income taxes receivable in Brazil bear interest at the SELIC rate.

 

Long-term investments-Long-term investments represent primarily investments held by certain managed investment funds, which are included in Bunge’s condensed consolidated financial statements. The consolidated funds are, for U.S. GAAP purposes, investment companies and therefore are not required to consolidate their majority owned and controlled investments. Bunge reflects these investments at fair value. The fair value of these investments (a Level 3 measurement) is $74 million and $208 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

Affiliate loans receivable, net-Affiliate loans receivable, net is primarily interest bearing receivables from unconsolidated affiliates with an initial maturity of greater than one year.

 

Long-term receivables from farmers in Brazil, net-Bunge provides financing to farmers in Brazil, primarily through secured advances against farmer commitments to deliver agricultural commodities (primarily soybeans) upon harvest of the then-current year’s crop and through credit sales of fertilizer to farmers.

 

The table below summarizes Bunge’s recorded investment in long-term receivables from farmers in Brazil for amounts in the legal collection process and renegotiated amounts.

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

(US$ in millions)

 

2015

 

2014

 

Legal collection process (1) 

 

$

159

 

$

179

 

Renegotiated amounts (2) 

 

56

 

76

 

Total

 

$

215

 

$

255

 

 


(1)       All amounts in legal process are considered past due upon initiation of legal action.

 

(2)       All renegotiated amounts are current on repayment terms.

 

The average recorded investment in long-term receivables from farmers in Brazil for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and the year ended December 31, 2014 was $234 million and $289 million, respectively.  The table below summarizes Bunge’s recorded investment in long-term receivables from farmers in Brazil and the related allowance amounts.

 

 

 

March 31, 2015

 

December  31, 2014

 

 

 

Recorded

 

 

 

Recorded

 

 

 

(US$ in millions)

 

Investment

 

Allowance

 

Investment

 

Allowance

 

For which an allowance has been provided:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal collection process

 

$

143

 

$

94

 

$

164

 

$

103

 

Renegotiated amounts

 

47

 

36

 

65

 

50

 

For which no allowance has been provided:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal collection process

 

16

 

 

15

 

 

Renegotiated amounts

 

9

 

 

11

 

 

Total

 

$

215

 

$

130

 

$

255

 

$

153

 

 

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The table below summarizes the activity in the allowance for doubtful accounts related to long-term receivables from farmers in Brazil.

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

(US$ in millions)

 

2015

 

2014

 

Beginning balance

 

$

153

 

$

196

 

Bad debt provisions

 

1

 

2

 

Recoveries

 

(2

)

(2

)

Write-offs

 

 

(21

)

Transfers (1)

 

4

 

4

 

Foreign exchange translation

 

(26

)

6

 

Ending balance

 

$

130

 

$

185

 

 


(1)       Represents reclassifications from allowances for doubtful accounts-current for secured advances to suppliers.

 

8.                                      INCOME TAXES

 

Income tax expense is provided on an interim basis based on management’s estimate of the annual effective income tax rate and includes the tax effects of certain discrete items, such as changes in tax laws or tax rates or other unusual or nonrecurring tax adjustments in the interim period in which they occur. In addition, jurisdictions with a projected loss for the year or a year-to-date loss where no tax benefit can be recognized are excluded from the estimated annual effective tax rate. The effective tax rate is highly dependent on the geographic distribution of Bunge’s worldwide earnings or losses and tax regulations in each jurisdiction. Management regularly monitors the assumptions used in estimating its annual effective tax rate and adjusts estimates accordingly. If actual results differ from management’s estimates, reported income tax expense in future periods could be materially affected.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, income tax expense related to continuing operations was $85 million and $30 million, respectively. The related effective tax rates were 26% and 187%. The higher effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2014, resulted mainly from low net earnings that included profits in higher tax jurisdictions that were largely offset by losses in entities where no tax benefit is recorded as these entities, primarily in Bunge’s sugar and bioenergy segment, have cumulative losses.

 

As a global enterprise, Bunge files income tax returns that are subject to periodic examination and challenge by federal, state and foreign tax authorities. In many jurisdictions, income tax examinations, including settlement negotiations or litigation, may take several years to finalize. While it is difficult to predict the final outcome or timing of resolution of any particular matter, management believes that the condensed consolidated financial statements reflect the largest amount of tax benefit that is more likely than not to be realized.

 

As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, Bunge had received from the Brazilian tax authorities proposed adjustments (reduced by existing net operating loss carryforwards) totaling an aggregate amount of 1,135 million Brazilian reais ($354 million and $427 million, respectively) plus applicable interest and penalties, related to multiple examinations of income tax returns for certain subsidiaries for years up to 2009. Management, in consultation with external legal advisors, has reviewed and responded to the proposed adjustments and believes that it is more likely than not that Bunge will prevail on the majority of the proposed adjustments. As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, Bunge had recognized uncertain tax positions related to these tax assessments of 38 million Brazilian reais ($12 million and $14 million, respectively). In 2014, the Brazilian tax authorities commenced an audit of Bunge’s largest Brazilian subsidiary for the tax years 2010, 2011 and 2012.

 

In addition, as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, Bunge’s Argentine subsidiary had received income tax assessments relating to fiscal years 2006 and 2007 with a claim of approximately 436 million Argentine pesos (approximately $49 million and $51 million, respectively), plus applicable interest on the outstanding amount due of approximately 946 million and 907 million Argentine pesos as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, (approximately $107 million and $106 million, respectively). Management, in consultation with external legal advisors, has received and responded to the proposed adjustments and believes that it is more likely than not that Bunge will prevail on the proposed adjustments. Fiscal years 2008 and 2009 are currently being audited by the tax authorities (see also Note 14).

 

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9.                                      OTHER CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

Other current liabilities consist of the following:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

(US$ in millions)

 

2015

 

2014

 

Accrued liabilities

 

$

603

 

$

769

 

Unrealized losses on derivative contracts at fair value

 

1,444

 

1,629

 

Advances on sales

 

282

 

392

 

Other

 

255

 

279

 

Total

 

$

2,584

 

$

3,069

 

 

10.                               FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

 

Bunge’s various financial instruments include certain components of working capital such as cash and cash equivalents, trade accounts receivable and trade accounts payable.  Additionally, Bunge uses short and long-term debt to fund operating requirements.  Cash and cash equivalents, trade accounts receivable, trade accounts payable and short-term debt are stated at their carrying value, which is a reasonable estimate of fair value.  See Note 12 for deferred purchase price receivable (“DPP”) related to sales of trade receivables. See Note 7 for long-term receivables from farmers in Brazil, net and other long-term investments and Note 11 for long-term debt. Bunge’s financial instruments also include derivative instruments and marketable securities, which are stated at fair value.

 

The majority of Bunge’s exchange traded agricultural commodity futures are settled daily generally through its clearing subsidiary and, therefore, such futures are not included in the table below.  Assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is a significant component of the fair value measurement.  The lowest level of input is considered Level 3.

 

The following table sets forth, by level, Bunge’s assets and liabilities that were accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis.

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date

 

 

 

March 31, 2015

 

December 31, 2014

 

(US$ in millions)

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readily marketable inventories (Note 5)

 

$

 

$

3,127

 

$

675

 

$

3,802

 

$

 

$

4,154

 

$

255

 

$

4,409

 

Trade accounts receivable(1) 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

23

 

 

23

 

Unrealized gain on designated derivative contracts(2):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange

 

 

61

 

 

61

 

 

10

 

 

10

 

Unrealized gain on undesignated derivative contracts (2):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange

 

 

368

 

 

368

 

5

 

361

 

 

366

 

Commodities

 

463

 

581

 

118

 

1,162

 

486

 

538

 

68

 

1,092

 

Freight

 

74

 

 

1

 

75

 

62

 

2

 

 

64

 

Energy

 

9

 

 

 

9

 

35

 

 

2

 

37

 

Deferred purchase price receivable (Note 12)

 

 

65

 

 

65

 

 

78

 

 

78

 

Other (3) 

 

98

 

163

 

 

261

 

55

 

218

 

 

273

 

Total assets

 

$

644

 

$

4,366

 

$

794

 

$

5,804

 

$

643

 

$

5,384

 

$

325

 

$

6,352

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade accounts payable(1)

 

$

 

$

305

 

$

489

 

$

794

 

$

 

$

359

 

$

33

 

$

392

 

Unrealized loss on designated derivative contracts (4):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange

 

 

53

 

 

53

 

 

17

 

 

17

 

Unrealized loss on undesignated derivative contracts (4):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange

 

 

408

 

 

408

 

12

 

525

 

 

537

 

Commodities

 

440

 

409

 

36

 

885

 

426

 

432

 

59

 

917

 

Freight

 

76

 

 

1

 

77

 

64

 

 

3

 

67

 

Energy

 

17

 

1

 

3

 

21

 

80

 

1

 

10

 

91

 

Total liabilities

 

$

533

 

$

1,176

 

$

529

 

$

2,238

 

$

582

 

$

1,334

 

$

105

 

$

2,021

 

 

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(1)             Trade accounts receivable and payable are generally accounted for at amortized cost, with the exception of $1 million and $794 million, at March 31, 2015 and $23 million and $392 million at December 31, 2014, respectively, related to certain delivered inventory for which the receivable and payable, respectively, fluctuate based on changes in commodity prices. These receivables and payables are hybrid financial instruments for which Bunge has elected the fair value option.

 

(2)             Unrealized gains on designated and undesignated derivative contracts are generally included in other current assets. There are no such amounts included in other non-current assets at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

(3)            Other includes the fair values of marketable securities and investments in other current assets and other non-current assets.

 

(4)             Unrealized losses on designated and undesignated derivative contracts are generally included in other current liabilities. There are no such amounts included in other non-current liabilities at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

Derivatives — Exchange traded futures and options contracts are valued based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets and are classified within Level 1.  Bunge’s forward commodity purchase and sale contracts are classified as derivatives along with other over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivative instruments relating primarily to freight, energy, foreign exchange and interest rates, and are classified within Level 2 or Level 3 as described below.  Bunge estimates fair values based on exchange quoted prices, adjusted as appropriate for differences in local markets.  These differences are generally valued using inputs from broker or dealer quotations, or market transactions in either the listed or OTC markets.  In such cases, these derivative contracts are classified within Level 2.

 

OTC derivative contracts include swaps, options and structured transactions that are valued at fair value generally determined using quantitative models that require the use of multiple market inputs including quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets which are not highly active, other observable inputs relevant to the asset or liability, and market inputs corroborated by correlation or other means.  These valuation models include inputs such as interest rates, prices and indices to generate continuous yield or pricing curves and volatility factors.  Where observable inputs are available for substantially the full term of the asset or liability, the instrument is categorized in Level 2.  Certain OTC derivatives trade in less active markets with less availability of pricing information and certain structured transactions can require internally developed model inputs that might not be observable in or corroborated by the market.  When unobservable inputs have a significant impact on the measurement of fair value, the instrument is categorized in Level 3.

 

Exchange traded or cleared derivative contracts are classified in Level 1, thus transfers of assets and liabilities into and/or out of Level 1 occur infrequently.  Transfers into Level 1 would generally only be expected to occur when an exchange cleared derivative contract historically valued using a valuation model as the result of a lack of observable inputs becomes sufficiently observable, resulting in the valuation price being essentially the exchange traded price.  There were no significant transfers into or out of Level 1 during the periods presented.

 

Readily marketable inventories — Readily marketable inventories reported at fair value are valued based on commodity futures exchange quotations, broker or dealer quotations, or market transactions in either listed or OTC markets with appropriate adjustments for differences in local markets where Bunge’s inventories are located. In such cases, the inventory is classified within Level 2.  Certain inventories may utilize significant unobservable data related to local market adjustments to determine fair value. In such cases, the inventory is classified as Level 3.

 

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If Bunge used different methods or factors to determine fair values, amounts reported as unrealized gains and losses on derivative contracts and readily marketable inventories at fair value in the consolidated balance sheets and consolidated statements of income could differ.  Additionally, if market conditions change subsequent to the reporting date, amounts reported in future periods as unrealized gains and losses on derivative contracts and readily marketable inventories at fair value in the consolidated balance sheets and consolidated statements of income could differ.

 

Level 3 Measurements — Transfers in and/or out of Level 3 represent existing assets or liabilities that were either previously categorized as a higher level for which the inputs to the model became unobservable or assets and liabilities that were previously classified as Level 3 for which the lowest significant input became observable during the period. Bunge’s policy regarding the timing of transfers between levels is to record the transfers at the beginning of the reporting period.

 

Level 3 Derivatives — Level 3 derivative instruments utilize both market observable and unobservable inputs within the fair value measurements.  These inputs include commodity prices, price volatility, interest rates, volumes and locations.  In addition, with the exception of the exchange cleared instruments, Bunge is exposed to loss in the event of the non-performance by counterparties on OTC derivative instruments and forward purchase and sale contracts.  Adjustments are made to fair values on occasions when non-performance risk is determined to represent a significant input in Bunge’s fair value determination.  These adjustments are based on Bunge’s estimate of the potential loss in the event of counterparty non-performance. Bunge did not have significant adjustments related to non-performance by counterparties at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

 

Level 3 Readily marketable inventories and other — The significant unobservable inputs resulting in Level 3 classification for readily marketable inventories, physically settled forward purchase and sale contracts, and trade accounts receivable and payable, net, relate to certain management estimations regarding costs of transportation and other local market or location-related adjustments, primarily freight related adjustments in the interior of Brazil and the lack of market corroborated information in Canada.  In both situations, Bunge uses proprietary information such as purchase and sale contracts and contracted prices for freight, premiums and discounts to value its contracts.  Movements in the price of these unobservable inputs alone would not have a material effect on Bunge’s financial statements as these contracts do not typically exceed one future crop cycle.

 

The tables below present reconciliations for assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.  These instruments were valued using pricing models that management believes reflect the assumptions that would be used by a marketplace participant.

 

 

 

Level 3 Instruments

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Readily

 

Trade
Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

Derivatives,

 

Marketable

 

Receivable/

 

 

 

(US$ in millions)

 

Net (1)

 

Inventories

 

Payable, Net(2)

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, January 1, 2015

 

$

(2

)

$

255

 

$

(33

)

$

220

 

Total gains and (losses), realized/unrealized included in cost of goods sold

 

92

 

20

 

 

112

 

Purchases

 

 

482

 

(1

)

481

 

Sales

 

 

(310

)

 

(310

)

Issuances

 

 

 

(285

)

(285

)

Settlements

 

(18

)

 

 

(18

)

Transfers into Level 3

 

1

 

316

 

(171

)

146

 

Transfers out of Level 3

 

6

 

(88

)

1

 

(81

)

Balance, March 31, 2015

 

$

79

 

$

675

 

$

(489

)

$

265

 

 


(1)             Derivatives, net include Level 3 derivative assets and liabilities.

 

(2)             Trade Accounts Receivable and Trade Accounts Payable, net, include Level 3 inventory related receivables and payables.

 

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Level 3 Instruments

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Readily

 

Trade 
Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

Derivatives,

 

Marketable

 

Receivable/

 

 

 

(US$ in millions)

 

Net (1)

 

Inventories

 

Payable, Net (2)

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance, January 1, 2014

 

$

20

 

$

298

 

$

(75

)

$

243

 

Total gains and (losses), realized/unrealized included in cost of goods sold

 

65

 

12

 

 

77

 

Purchases

 

13

 

1,089

 

(1

)

1,101

 

Sales

 

(4

)

(377

)

8

 

(373

)

Issuances

 

 

 

(393

)

(393

)

Settlements

 

(32

)

 

(1

)

(33

)

Transfers into Level 3

 

(16

)

127

 

(7

)

104

 

Transfers out of Level 3

 

8

 

(74

)

6

 

(60

)

Balance, March 31, 2014

 

$

54

 

$

1,075

 

$

(463

)

$

666

 

 


(1)             Derivatives, net include Level 3 derivative assets and liabilities.

 

(2)          Trade Accounts Receivable and Trade Accounts Payable, net, include Level 3 inventory related receivables and payables.

 

The tables below summarize changes in unrealized gains or (losses) recorded in earnings during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 for Level 3 assets and liabilities that were held at March 31, 2015 and 2014:

 

 

 

Level 3 Instruments

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

Readily

 

Trade Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

Derivatives,

 

Marketable

 

Receivable and

 

 

 

(US$ in millions)

 

Net (1)

 

Inventories

 

Payable, Net(2)

 

Total

 

Changes in unrealized gains and (losses) relating to assets and liabilities held at March 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

$

21

 

$

(20

)

$

 

$

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in unrealized gains and (losses) relating to assets and liabilities held at March 31, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of goods sold

 

$

93

 

$

56

 

$

(51

)

$

98

 

 


(1)             Derivatives, net include Level 3 derivative assets and liabilities.

 

(2)             Trade Accounts Receivable and Trade Accounts Payable, net, include Level 3 inventory related receivables and payables.

 

Derivative Instruments

 

Interest rate derivatives - Bunge from time-to-time uses interest rate derivatives, including interest rate swaps, interest rate basis swaps, interest rate options or interest rate futures. Interest rate derivatives used by Bunge as hedging instruments are recorded at fair value in the condensed consolidated balance sheets with changes in fair value recorded contemporaneously in earnings. Certain of these interest rate derivative agreements may be designated as fair value hedges. The carrying amount of the associated hedged debt is also adjusted through earnings for changes in the fair value arising from changes in benchmark interest rates. Ineffectiveness is recognized to the extent that these two adjustments do not offset. Bunge may enter into interest rate derivatives agreements for the purpose of managing certain of its interest rate exposures. Bunge may also enter into interest rate derivatives agreements that do not qualify as hedges for accounting purposes. Changes in fair value of such interest rate basis derivatives agreements are recorded in earnings.

 

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Foreign exchange derivatives - Bunge uses a combination of foreign exchange forward, swap and option contracts in certain of its operations to mitigate the risk from exchange rate fluctuations in connection with certain commercial and balance sheet exposures. The foreign exchange forward and option contracts may be designated as cash flow hedges.  Bunge may also use net investment hedges to partially offset the translation adjustments arising from the remeasurement of its investment in certain of its foreign subsidiaries.

 

Bunge assesses, both at the inception of the hedge and on an ongoing basis, whether the derivatives that are used in hedge transactions are highly effective in offsetting changes in the hedged items.

 

The table below summarizes the notional amounts of open foreign exchange positions.

 

 

 

March  31, 2015

 

 

 

Exchange Traded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (Short)

 

Non-exchange Traded

 

Unit of

 

(US$ in millions)

 

& Long (1)

 

(Short) (2)

 

Long (2)

 

Measure

 

Foreign Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options

 

$

(4

)

$

(537

)

$

431

 

Delta

 

Forwards

 

 

(16,860

)

16,285

 

Notional

 

Futures

 

(46

)

 

 

Notional

 

Swaps

 

 

(17

)

25

 

Notional

 

 


(1)             Exchange traded derivatives are presented on a net (short) and long position basis.

 

(2)             Non-exchange traded derivatives are presented on a gross (short) and long position basis.

 

Commodity derivatives - Bunge uses commodity derivative instruments to manage its exposure to movements associated with agricultural commodity prices. Bunge generally uses exchange traded futures and options contracts to minimize the effects of changes in the prices of agricultural commodities on its agricultural commodity inventories and forward purchase and sale contracts, but may also from time-to-time enter into OTC commodity transactions, including swaps, which are settled in cash at maturity or termination based on exchange-quoted futures prices. Forward purchase and sale contracts are primarily settled through delivery of agricultural commodities. While Bunge considers these exchange traded futures and forward purchase and sale contracts to be effective economic hedges, Bunge does not designate or account for the majority of its commodity contracts as hedges. The forward contracts require performance of both Bunge and the contract counterparty in future periods. Contracts to purchase agricultural commodities generally relate to current or future crop years for delivery periods quoted by regulated commodity exchanges. Contracts for the sale of agricultural commodities generally do not extend beyond one future crop cycle.

 

The table below summarizes the volumes of open agricultural commodities derivative positions.

 

 

 

March 31, 2015

 

 

 

Exchange Traded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (Short) &

 

Non-exchange Traded

 

Unit of

 

 

 

Long (1)

 

(Short) (2)

 

Long (2)

 

Measure

 

Agricultural Commodities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Futures

 

(4,124,488

)

 

 

Metric Tons

 

Options

 

(186,720

)

 

 

Metric Tons

 

Forwards

 

 

(28,547,125

)

25,922,202

 

Metric Tons

 

Swaps

 

 

 

2,430,880

 

Metric Tons

 

 


(1)             Exchange traded derivatives are presented on a net (short) and long position basis.

 

(2)             Non-exchange traded derivatives are presented on a gross (short) and long position basis.

 

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Ocean freight derivatives — Bunge uses derivative instruments referred to as freight forward agreements (FFAs) and FFA options to hedge portions of its current and anticipated ocean freight costs. Changes in the fair values of ocean freight derivatives that are not designated as hedges are recorded in earnings. There were no designated hedges at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

 

The table below summarizes the open ocean freight positions.

 

 

 

March 31, 2015

 

 

 

Exchange Cleared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (Short) &

 

Non-exchange Cleared

 

Unit of

 

 

 

Long (1)

 

(Short) (2)

 

Long (2)

 

Measure

 

Ocean Freight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFA

 

(693

)

 

 

Hire Days

 

FFA Options

 

(270

)

 

 

Hire Days

 

 


(1)             Exchange cleared derivatives are presented on a net (short) and long position basis.

 

(2)             Non-exchange cleared derivatives are presented on a gross (short) and long position basis.

 

Energy derivatives — Bunge uses energy derivative instruments for various purposes including to manage its exposure to volatility in energy costs.  Bunge’s operations use substantial amounts of energy, including natural gas, coal, and fuel oil, including bunker fuel.

 

The table below summarizes the open energy positions.

 

 

 

March 31, 2015

 

 

 

Exchange Traded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (Short) &

 

Non-exchange Cleared

 

Unit of

 

 

 

Long (1)

 

(Short) (2)

 

Long (2)

 

Measure (3)

 

Natural Gas (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Futures

 

1,900,000

 

 

 

MMBtus

 

Swaps

 

 

 

709,953

 

MMBtus

 

Options

 

 

 

 

MMBtus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy—Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Futures

 

(5,045

)

 

 

Metric Tons

 

Forwards

 

 

 

26,759,931

 

Metric Tons

 

Swaps

 

220,000

 

 

 

Metric Tons

 

Options

 

(3,021

)

 

 

Metric Tons

 

 


(1)             Exchange traded and cleared derivatives are presented on a net (short) and long position basis.

 

(2)             Non-exchange cleared derivatives are presented on a gross (short) and long position basis.

 

(3)             Million British Thermal Units (MMBtus) is the standard unit of measurement used to denote an amount of natural gas.

 

The Effect of Derivative Instruments on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

 

The table below summarizes the effect of derivative instruments that are designated as fair value hedges and also derivative instruments that are undesignated on the condensed consolidated statements of income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Gain or (Loss) Recognized in

 

 

 

 

 

Income on Derivative
Instruments

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

(US$ in millions)

 

Location

 

2015

 

2014

 

Undesignated Derivative Contracts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Exchange

 

Foreign exchange gains (losses)

 

$

(262

)

$

77

 

Foreign Exchange

 

Cost of goods sold

 

(85

)

160

 

Commodities

 

Cost of goods sold

 

327

 

(541

)

Freight

 

Cost of goods sold

 

1

 

(23

)

Energy

 

Cost of goods sold

 

(1

)

 

Total

 

 

 

$

(20

)

$

(327

)

 

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The table below summarizes the effect of derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as cash flow and net investment hedges on the condensed consolidated statement of income three months ended March 31, 2015.

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Gain or

 

Gain or (Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss)

 

Reclassified from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recognized in

 

Accumulated OCI into

 

Gain or (Loss) Recognized

 

 

 

Notional

 

Accumulated

 

Income (1)

 

in Income on Derivatives

 

(US$ in millions)

 

Amount

 

OCI (1)

 

Location

 

Amount

 

Location

 

Amount (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flow Hedge:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Exchange (3)