10-Q 1 d325461d10q.htm FORM 10-Q Form 10-Q
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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, 2012

OR

 

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

Commission file number 1-3344

Sara Lee Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland   36-2089049

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

3500 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

(630) 598-6000

(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  ¨

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 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

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

 

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

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

On March 31, 2012, the Registrant had 593,440,433 outstanding shares of common stock $.01 par value, which is the Registrant’s only class of common stock.


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PART I        
ITEM 1      FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)   
     Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - At March 31, 2012 and July 2, 2011      3   
     Consolidated Statements of Income - For the Quarters and Nine Months ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011      4   
     Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity - For the period July 3, 2010 to March 31, 2012      5   
     Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - For the Nine Months ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011      6   
     Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements      7   
ITEM 2      MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS      25   
ITEM 4      CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES      50   
PART II        
ITEM 1A      RISK FACTORS      51   
ITEM 2(c)      REPURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES BY THE ISSUER      51   
ITEM 6      EXHIBITS      51   
SIGNATURE      52   

 

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2012 and July 2, 2011

(Unaudited)

 

In millions

   March 31,
2012
     July 2,
2011
 

Assets

     

Cash and equivalents

   $ 2,655       $ 2,066   

Trade accounts receivable, less allowances

     734         828   

Inventories

     

Finished goods

     435         423   

Work in process

     34         36   

Materials and supplies

     438         425   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     907         884   

Current deferred income taxes

     35         42   

Other current assets

     324         261   

Assets held for sale

     5         503   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets

     4,660         4,584   

Property, net of accumulated depreciation of $2,120 and $2,057, respectively

     1,300         1,380   

Trademarks and other identifiable intangibles, net

     400         282   

Goodwill

     599         624   

Deferred income taxes

     139         260   

Pension asset

     427         265   

Other noncurrent assets

     244         236   

Noncurrent assets held for sale

     5         1,902   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 7,774       $ 9,533   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

     

Notes payable

   $ 187       $ 238   

Accounts payable

     693         875   

Income taxes payable and current deferred taxes

     615         468   

Other accrued liabilities

     1,061         1,576   

Current maturities of long-term debt

     985         473   

Liabilities held for sale

     —           492   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     3,541         4,122   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Long-term debt

     954         1,935   

Pension obligation

     225         216   

Deferred income taxes

     211         179   

Other liabilities

     698         823   

Noncurrent liabilities held for sale

     —           284   

Contingencies and commitments (Note 12)

     

Equity

     

Sara Lee common stockholders’ equity

     2,145         1,945   

Noncontrolling interest

     —           29   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Equity

     2,145         1,974   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 7,774       $ 9,533   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Income

For the Quarters and Nine Months ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011

(Unaudited)

 

     Quarter ended     Nine Months ended  

In millions, except per share data

   Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
    Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
 

Continuing Operations

        

Net sales

   $ 1,899      $ 1,860      $ 5,923      $ 5,545   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cost of sales

     1,312        1,226        4,024        3,664   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     458        436        1,410        1,308   

Net charges for exit activities, asset and business dispositions

     63        4        179        47   

Impairment charges

     —          —          32        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     66        194        278        526   

Interest expense

     29        25        88        87   

Interest income

     (11     (9     (31     (21

Debt extinguishment costs

     —          —          —          55   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

     48        178        221        405   

Income tax expense

     10        54        184        132   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations

     38        124        37        273   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Discontinued operations

        

Income (loss) from discontinued operations net of tax expense (benefit) of $(23), $8, $(155) and $(166)

     20        3        (188     302   

Gain (loss) on sale of discontinued operations, net of tax expense of $29, $14, $368 and $576

     (60     29        403        608   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

     (40     32        215        910   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

     (2     156        252        1,183   

Less: Income from noncontrolling interests, net of tax

        

Discontinued operations

     —          3        3        7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Sara Lee

   $ (2   $ 153      $ 249      $ 1,176   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Amounts attributable to Sara Lee:

        

Net income from continuing operations

   $ 38      $ 124      $ 37      $ 273   

Net income (loss) from discontinued operations

     (40     29        212        903   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Sara Lee

   $ (2   $ 153      $ 249      $ 1,176   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Earnings per share of common stock

        

Basic

        

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.06      $ 0.21      $ 0.06      $ 0.43   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 0.00      $ 0.25      $ 0.42      $ 1.86   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Average shares outstanding

     593        605        592        632   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Diluted

        

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.06      $ 0.20      $ 0.06      $ 0.43   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 0.00      $ 0.25      $ 0.42      $ 1.85   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Average shares outstanding

     597        609        595        635   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash dividends declared per share of common stock

   $ 0.115      $ 0.115      $ 0.23      $ 0.23   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity

For the period July 3, 2010 to March 31, 2012

(Unaudited)

 

           Sara Lee Common Stockholders’ Equity        

In millions

   Total     Common
Stock
    Capital
Surplus
    Retained
Earnings
    Unearned
Stock
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
    Noncontrolling
Interest
 

Balances at July 3, 2010

   $ 1,515      $ 7      $ 17      $ 2,472      $ (97   $ (912   $ 28   

Net income

     1,296        —          —          1,287        —          —          9   

Translation adjustments, net of tax

     332        —          —          —          —          332        —     

Net unrealized gain (loss) on qualifying cash flow hedges, net of tax

     7        —          —          —          —          7        —     

Pension/Postretirement activity, net of tax

     317        —          —          —          —          317        —     
  

 

 

             

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

     1,952                  9   
  

 

 

             

 

 

 

Dividends on common stock

     (278     —          —          (278     —          —          —     

Dividends paid on noncontrolling interest/Other

     (5     —          —          —          —          —          (5

Disposition of noncontrolling interest

     (3     —          —          —          —          —          (3

Stock issuances—

              

Restricted stock

     28        —          19        9        —          —          —     

Stock option and benefit plans

     58        —          58        —          —          —          —     

Share repurchases and retirement

     (1,313     (1     (55     (1,257     —          —          —     

ESOP tax benefit, redemptions and other

     20        —          —          —          20        —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balances at July 2, 2011

     1,974        6        39        2,233        (77     (256     29   

Net income

     252        —          —          249        —          —          3   

Translation adjustments, net of tax

     65        —          —          —          —          65        —     

Net unrealized gain (loss) on qualifying cash flow hedges, net of tax

     (12     —          —          —          —          (12     —     

Pension/Postretirement activity, net of tax

     (10     —          —          —          —          (10     —     
  

 

 

             

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

     295                  3   
  

 

 

             

 

 

 

Dividends on common stock

     (138     —          —          (138     —          —          —     

Dividends paid on noncontrolling interest

     (2     —          —          —          —          —          (2

Disposition of noncontrolling interest

     (29     —          —          —          —          —          (29

Repurchase of noncontrolling interest

     (10     —          (9     —          —          —          (1

Stock issuances—

              

Restricted stock

     (14     —          (7     (7     —          —          —     

Stock option and benefit plans

     66        —          66        —          —          —          —     

ESOP tax benefit, redemptions and other

     3        —          (2     —          5        —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balances at March 31, 2012

   $ 2,145      $ 6      $ 87      $ 2,337      $ (72   $ (213   $ —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income was $1.470 billion in the first nine months of 2011, of which $1.463 billion was attributable to Sara Lee.

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Nine Months ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011

(Unaudited)

 

     Nine Months ended  

In millions

   March 31,
2012
    April 2,
2011
 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES—

    

Net income

   $ 252      $ 1,183   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:

    

Depreciation

     197        225   

Amortization

     35        62   

Impairment charges

     418        —     

Net (gain) loss on business dispositions

     (771     (1,184

Pension contributions, net of expense

     (197     (76

Refundable tax on Senseo payments

     (43     —     

Increase in deferred income taxes for unremitted earnings

     25        234   

Increase (decrease) in deferred income taxes for tax basis differences

     122        (227

Debt extinguishment costs

     —          55   

Other

     (41     35   

Changes in current assets and liabilities, net of businesses acquired and sold

    

Trade accounts receivable

     42        136   

Inventories

     (77     (268

Other current assets

     31        (105

Accounts payable

     (70     (10

Accrued liabilities

     (133     (83

Accrued taxes

     70        315   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash from (used in) operating activities

     (140     292   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES—

    

Purchases of property and equipment

     (193     (238

Purchases of software and other intangibles

     (178     (14

Acquisitions of businesses

     (29     (32

Dispositions of businesses and investments

     2,035        2,182   

Cash received from derivative transactions

     49        72   

Sales of assets

     2        10   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash received from investing activities

     1,686        1,980   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES—

    

Issuances of common stock

     62        20   

Purchases of common stock

     —          (1,313

Borrowings of other debt

     173        1,032   

Repayments of other debt and derivatives

     (715     (1,352

Net change in financing with less than 90-day maturities

     (109     483   

Purchase of noncontrolling interest

     (10     —     

Payments of dividends

     (203     (217
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (802     (1,347
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effect of changes in foreign exchange rates on cash

     (155     252   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase in cash and equivalents

     589        1,177   

Add: Cash balances of discontinued operations at beginning of year

     —          —     

Less: Cash balances of discontinued operations at end of period

     —          —     

Cash and equivalents at beginning of year

     2,066        955   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents at end of quarter

   $ 2,655      $ 2,132   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Data:

    

Cash paid for restructuring actions

   $ 354      $ 82   

Cash contributions to pension plans

     187        115   

Cash paid for income taxes

     180        219   

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

  1. Basis of Presentation

The consolidated financial statements for the quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011 have not been audited by an independent registered public accounting firm, but in the opinion of Sara Lee Corporation (corporation or company), these financial statements include all normal and recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position, operating results, and cash flows. The results of operations for the nine months ended March 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results to be expected for the full fiscal year. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of July 2, 2011 has been derived from the corporation’s audited financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 2, 2011. The fresh bakery, refrigerated dough and foodservice beverage businesses in North America as well as the international household and body care and European bakery businesses are presented as discontinued operations in the corporation’s consolidated financial statements. See Note 6 – “Discontinued Operations” for additional information regarding these discontinued operations. Unless stated otherwise, any reference to income statement items in these financial statements refers to results from continuing operations.

The interim consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the corporation believes the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. The preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make use of estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses and certain financial statement disclosures. Actual results could differ from these estimates. These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the corporation’s Form 10-K for the year ended July 2, 2011 and other financial information filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These financial statements consider subsequent events through the date of filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The corporation’s fiscal year ends on the Saturday closest to June 30. Fiscal 2012 ends on June 30, 2012. The third quarter and first nine months of fiscal 2012 ended on March 31, 2012 and the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal 2011 ended on April 2, 2011. Each of the quarters was a thirteen-week period and each of the nine month periods was a thirty-nine week period. Fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 are both 52-week years. Unless otherwise stated, references to years relate to fiscal years.

Income statement correction – During the third quarter of 2012, the corporation identified that the lease termination costs associated with its U.S. corporate headquarters, the majority of which were initially recorded in the second quarter of 2012, were overstated by $7.4 million. The impact of correcting this error reduced the net charges for exit activities, asset and business dispositions by $7.4 million in the third quarter of 2012. The corporation has concluded that this error did not materially misstate the third quarter 2012 financial statements or any previously issued financial statements.

Spin-off of the international coffee and tea business – In January 2011, the corporation announced that its board of directors has agreed in principle to divide the company into two separate, publicly traded companies which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012. Under the current plan, the international coffee and tea business will be spun-off, tax-free, into a new public company (spin-off) to be domiciled in the Netherlands and named D. E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 B.V. The remaining company will primarily consist of Sara Lee’s current North American retail, foodservice and specialty meats businesses. The corporation has received a Private Letter Ruling from the IRS which confirms that key requirements for tax-free treatment of the spin-off will be satisfied, but the separation plan is subject to final approval by the board of directors and other customary approvals.

Sara Lee previously announced that as part of the spin-off process, Sara Lee will spin-off all of the shares of its U.S. subsidiary that holds its Coffee & Tea business. Immediately after that spin-off occurs, the U.S. subsidiary will pay a $3.00 special dividend to Sara Lee shareholders who receive shares of the spun-off business. The corporation does not expect to declare or pay any additional dividends before the spin-off.

 

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  2. Net Income (Loss) Per Share

The computation of net income per share only includes results attributable to Sara Lee and does not include earnings related to noncontrolling interests. Net income per share – basic is computed by dividing net income attributable to Sara Lee by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding for the period. Net income per share – diluted reflects the potential dilution that could occur if options or fixed awards to be issued under stock-based compensation awards were converted into common stock. For the quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2012, options to purchase 0.6 million and 1.1 million shares, respectively, of the corporation’s common stock had exercise prices that were greater than the average market price of those shares during the respective reporting periods. For the quarter and nine months ended April 2, 2011, options to purchase 6.9 million and 11.9 million shares, respectively, of the corporation’s common stock had exercise prices that were greater than the average market price of those shares during the respective reporting periods.

The average shares outstanding declined in the third quarter and first nine months of 2012 as compared to the third quarter and first nine months of 2011 as a result of shares repurchased in 2011. During 2011, the corporation repurchased 80.2 million shares of common stock for $1.3 billion, a significant portion of which were repurchased in the third quarter of 2011. As of March 31, 2012, the corporation was authorized to repurchase approximately $1.2 billion of common stock under its existing share repurchase program, plus 13.5 million shares of common stock that remain authorized for repurchase under the corporation’s prior share repurchase program. The corporation repurchases common stock at times management deems appropriate. However, the corporation does not expect to continue with any further share repurchases.

The following is a reconciliation of net income (loss) to net income (loss) per share – basic and diluted – for the third quarter and first nine months of 2012 and 2011 (per share amounts are rounded and may not add to total):

Computation of Net Income per Common Share

(In millions, except per share data)

 

     Quarter ended      Nine Months ended  
     Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
     Mar. 31,
2012
     Apr. 2,
2011
 

Amounts attributable to Sara Lee

          

Income from continuing operations

   $ 38      $ 124       $ 37       $ 273   

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

     (40     29         212         903   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ (2   $ 153       $ 249       $ 1,176   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Average shares outstanding – Basic

     593        605         592         632   

Dilutive effect of stock option and award plans

     4        4         3         3   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted shares outstanding

     597        609         595         635   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings per common share – Basic

          

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.06      $ 0.21       $ 0.06       $ 0.43   

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

     (0.07     0.05         0.36         1.43   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 0.00      $ 0.25       $ 0.42       $ 1.86   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings per common share – Diluted

          

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.06      $ 0.20       $ 0.06       $ 0.43   

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

     (0.07     0.05         0.36         1.42   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 0.00      $ 0.25       $ 0.42       $ 1.85   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

  3. Segment Information

The following is a general description of the corporation’s four business segments:

 

 

North American Retail – sells a variety of packaged meat and frozen bakery products to retail customers in North America. The business segment also includes the corporation’s U.S. Senseo retail coffee business, which the company exited by March 2012.

 

 

North American Foodservice and Specialty Meats – sells a variety of meat and bakery products to foodservice customers and sells gourmet sausage and other meats to retail customers in North America.

 

 

Coffee & Tea (formerly International Beverage) – sells coffee and tea products in major markets around the world, including Europe, Brazil and Australia.

 

 

Australian Bakery (formerly International Bakery) – sells a variety of frozen bakery and other dessert items in Australia and New Zealand.

 

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Beginning in 2012, the results for the company’s Aidells gourmet sausage business and Gallo Salame business are being reported as part of the North American Foodservice and Specialty Meats segment (formerly North American Foodservice). These businesses were previously reported under the North American Retail segment. In conjunction with the North American segmentation changes, the corporation moved $39 million of goodwill from the North American Retail segment to the North American Foodservice and Specialty Meats segment and determined that no goodwill impairment was necessary.

The results of the North American foodservice beverage business (formerly reported under the North American Foodservice segment) and the results of the European bakery operations (formerly reported under the International Bakery segment) are being reported as part of the results of discontinued operations. See Note 6 – “Discontinued Operations” for additional information. Prior year results have been revised to reflect the current year’s presentation.

The following is a summary of net sales and operating segment income by business segment:

 

$5,545 $5,545 $5,545 $5,545
     Net Sales  

(In millions)

   Third
Quarter
2012
    Third
Quarter
2011
    Nine
Months
2012
    Nine
Months
2011
 

North American Retail

   $ 675      $ 670      $ 2,100      $ 2,106   

North American Foodservice and Specialty Meats

     260        243        881        807   

Coffee & Tea

     938        925        2,858        2,552   

Australian Bakery

     30        29        103        100   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total business segments

     1,903        1,867        5,942        5,565   

Intersegment sales

     (4     (7     (19     (20
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net sales

   $ 1,899      $ 1,860      $ 5,923      $ 5,545   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

$5,545 $5,545 $5,545 $5,545
     Income Before Income Taxes  

(In millions)

   Third
Quarter
2012
    Third
Quarter
2011
    Nine
Months
2012
    Nine
Months
2011
 

North American Retail

   $ 72      $ 82      $    195      $ 226   

North American Foodservice and Specialty Meats

     17        21        77        82   

Coffee & Tea

     106        134        360        333   

Australian Bakery

     (2     —          3        1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating segment income

     193        237        635        642   

General corporate expenses

     (113     (47     (341     (124

Mark-to-market derivative gains/(losses)

     (10     8        (6     18   

Amortization of intangibles

     (4     (4     (10     (10
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     66        194        278        526   

Net interest expense

     (18     (16     (57     (66

Debt extinguishment costs

     —          —          —          (55
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

   $ 48      $ 178      $ 221      $    405   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

As previously noted, Aidells and Gallo Salame were moved from the North American Retail segment to the North American Foodservice and Specialty Meats segment. Segment assets have also been revised to reflect the assets of the North American foodservice beverage and European bakery businesses as net assets held for sale. A summary of the segment assets as of March 31, 2012 and July 2, 2011 is as follows:

 

(In millions)

   Mar. 31,
2012
     July 2,
2011
 

North American Retail1

   $ 1,281       $ 1,313   

North American Foodservice and Specialty Meats

     480         499   

Coffee & Tea

     2,441         2,334   

Australian Bakery

     65         66   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total business segments

     4,267         4,212   

Net assets held for sale

     10         2,405   

Other2

     3,497         2,916   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 7,774       $ 9,533   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

1 

Certain fixed assets in the North American Retail segment also support production within the North American Foodservice and Specialty Meats segment. However, the corporation does not allocate these shared assets across segments.

2 

Principally cash and cash equivalents, certain corporate fixed assets, deferred tax assets and certain other noncurrent assets. Also includes noncurrent pension assets, the majority of which are related to international plans

 

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  4. Business Acquisitions and Trademark Investment

In December 2011, the company acquired CoffeeCompany, a leading Dutch café store operator in the Netherlands; Tea Forte, a producer of ultra premium teas that are marketed world wide; and a portion of House of Coffee, a leading foodservice provider of coffee and tea products in Norway and Denmark for a total of $29 million plus a performance-based contingent purchase price payment up to $7 million. The majority of the House of Coffee business was acquired by the company’s Norwegian joint venture partner, Kaffehuset Friele, in which the company holds a 45-percent minority interest. These acquisitions added approximately $13 million to goodwill.

In the third quarter of 2012, the company paid $153 million (€115 million) to Philips Electronics (Philips) to acquire their ownership interest in the Senseo coffee trademark. This acquisition provides Sara Lee with full ownership of the Senseo trademark, which was previously co-owned with Philips. The trademark asset is being amortized over a 30 year life beginning in the third quarter of 2012. The company also paid an additional $73 million (€55 million) to Philips in the third quarter to terminate the prior Senseo coffee equipment manufacturing agreement and to reimburse Philips for other project costs which has been expensed and reflected in the Net charges for exit activities and business dispositions line of the Consolidated Income Statement. The company also paid $43 million as a refundable tax related to the above payments to Philips, which has been recognized in the Operating Activities section of the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows. The tax refund is expected to be received after the end of the current fiscal year.

 

  5. Impairment and Other Charges

The company recognized impairment charges of $32 million ($22 million after tax) in the first nine months of 2012, all of which related to the writedown of capitalized computer software which were no longer determined to have any future use by the company. These charges were recognized as part of general corporate expenses. The significant impairments are reported on the “Impairment Charges” line of the Consolidated Statement of Income. The related tax benefit is determined using the statutory tax rates for the tax jurisdiction in which the impairment occurred.

In the first nine months of 2012, the company incurred property and business interruption losses and other charges associated with a flood at our coffee facility in Thailand. The company incurred $2.5 million of losses in the period which will not be covered by insurance. The majority of these charges were recognized as part of general corporate expense.

 

  6. Discontinued Operations

The businesses that formerly comprised the North American Fresh Bakery and the International Household and Body Care segments; as well as the refrigerated dough and foodservice beverage operations in North America, which were previously reported as part of the North American Foodservice segment; and the European bakery operations, which were previously reported as part of the International Bakery segment are classified as discontinued operations and are presented in a separate line in the Consolidated Statements of Income for all periods presented. The assets and liabilities for the businesses to be sold meet the accounting criteria to be classified as held for sale and have been aggregated and reported on a separate line of the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet for all periods presented.

North American Operations:

On November 9, 2010, the corporation signed an agreement to sell its North American fresh bakery business to Grupo Bimbo for $959 million, which included the assumption of $34 million of debt. The sale also includes a small portion of business that is part of the North American Foodservice and Specialty Meats segment which is not reflected as discontinued operations as it does not meet the definition of a component pursuant to the accounting rules. On October 21, 2011, the company announced an agreement with Grupo Bimbo and the Department of Justice that allowed the parties to complete the sale. It included certain remedies requiring Grupo Bimbo to divest certain brands, assets and perpetual rights in various regions, which resulted in a reduction of the purchase price to $709 million. The transaction closed on November 4, 2011 and Sara Lee received $717 million, which included working capital and other purchase price adjustments. The company entered into a customary transition services agreement with the purchaser of this business to provide for the orderly separation of the business and transition of various administrative functions and processes. The services agreement is for a period of one year but may be extended up to an additional two years.

The buyer of the North American Fresh Bakery business assumed all the pension and postretirement medical liabilities associated with these businesses, including any multi-employer pension liabilities. An actuarial analysis under ERISA guidelines was performed to determine the final plan assets that should be transferred to support the pension liabilities assumed by the buyer. The actuarial analysis, which is subject to the review and approval of the buyer, was completed

 

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during the third quarter of 2012, and resulted in a minimal reduction in the net liabilities transferred to the buyer related to the pension and postretirement plans. The transfer of the benefit plan liabilities to the buyer resulted in the recognition of a $36 million settlement loss related to the defined benefit pension plans, as well as, a $71 million settlement gain and a $44 million curtailment gain related to the postretirement benefit plans. These amounts have been included in the gain on disposition of this business.

In the first quarter of 2012, steps were taken to market and dispose of the North American foodservice beverage business. As such, the results of this component are classified as discontinued operations in the Consolidated Income Statement and the net assets are reported as available for sale on the consolidated balance sheet for all periods presented prior to completion of the disposition. On October 24, 2011, the company announced that it had entered into an agreement to sell the majority of its North American foodservice beverage operations to the J.M. Smucker Company (Smuckers) for $350 million. The transaction closed on December 31, 2011, resulting in the recognition of a pretax gain of $222 million in the second quarter of 2012, However, the company did not receive the $376 million of proceeds, which included a working capital adjustment, until the third quarter of 2012. The company entered into a customary transition services agreement with Smuckers to provide for the orderly separation of the business and the transition of various administrative functions and processes. Sara Lee also entered into a 10 year partnership to collaborate on liquid coffee innovation that will pay Sara Lee approximately $50 million plus growth-related royalties over the 10 year period. While this arrangement will provide a continuation of cash flows subsequent to the divestiture, it does not represent significant continuing cash flows or significant continuing involvement that would preclude classification of the North American foodservice beverage component as a discontinued operation. The company performed an updated impairment analysis for the remaining assets for sale in North American Foodservice beverage and recognized a pretax impairment charge of $6 million in the second quarter of 2012 which has been recognized in the operating results for discontinued operations. The company has also recognized exit related costs for this business which is included in the operating results for discontinued operations. Once the transition services agreement with Smuckers is complete and any residual assets of the North American Foodservice Beverage component are sold, additional exit related costs are expected to be recognized.

In the fourth quarter of 2011, steps were taken to market and dispose of the North American refrigerated dough business. On August 9, 2011, the company announced it had entered into an agreement to sell its North American refrigerated dough business to Ralcorp for $545 million. Although the transaction closed in the first quarter of 2012, the company did not receive the $552 million of proceeds, which included working capital adjustments, until the second quarter of 2012. The corporation entered into a customary transitional services agreement with the purchaser of this business to provide for the orderly separation of the business and the orderly transition of various functions and processes.

International Operations:

In the third quarter of 2011, management indicated that its International Bakery operations were under strategic review. The asset disposal groups comprising the International Bakery operations were tested for impairment under the held and used model in 2011 and it was determined no impairment was necessary. During the first quarter of 2012, management decided to divest the Spanish bakery and French refrigerated dough businesses, collectively referred to as European bakery, requiring that these businesses be tested for impairment under the available for sale model. Based on a first quarter 2012 estimate of the anticipated proceeds for these businesses, the corporation recognized a pretax impairment charge of $371 million for the Spanish bakery and French refrigerated dough businesses. In the second quarter of 2012, the impairment was increased by $8 million resulting in a total impairment charge of $379 million in 2012. A tax benefit of $38 million was recognized on these impairment charges. On October 10, 2011, the company announced that it had signed an agreement to sell the Spanish bakery business to Grupo Bimbo for €115 million and closed the transaction in the second quarter, recognizing a pretax gain of $15 million. In the second quarter of 2012, the corporation announced that it was considering a binding offer for the sale of the French refrigerated dough business for €115 million and the disposition of this business closed in the third quarter of 2012. A $10 million pretax loss was recognized in the third quarter of 2012 related to the sale both the Spanish bakery and French refrigerated dough businesses.

The company entered into an agreement to sell all of its non-Indian insecticides business for €154 million to SC Johnson and received a deposit of €152 million in December 2010 on the sale of these businesses. Due to competition concerns raised by the European Commission, the two parties abandoned the transaction as originally agreed but were able to complete the sale of the insecticides businesses outside the European Union (Malaysia, Singapore, Kenya and Russia) as well as a limited number of businesses inside the European Union in 2012. The company also divested the remaining insecticides businesses inside the European Union to another buyer and transferred the net proceeds received from the divestiture of those businesses to SC Johnson. The company recognized a pretax gain of $255 million on the dispositions in 2012.

 

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In May 2011, the company completed the sale of the majority of its shoe care businesses. Certain other shoe care businesses were to be sold on a delayed basis. In the first nine months of 2012, the company closed on the sale of its shoe care business in Malaysia, China and Indonesia and received $56 million of proceeds, which included working capital adjustments.

In July 2010, the company sold a majority of its air care products business. When this business was sold, certain operations were retained in Spain, until production related to non-air care businesses ceased at the facility. The sale of the Spanish facility closed in the third quarter of 2012 and the company received $44 million of proceeds and recognized a pretax loss on the sale of this facility of $10 million.

The following is a summary of the operating results of the corporation’s discontinued operations:

 

$1,503 $1,503 $1,503 $1,503 $1,503 $1,503
     Third Quarter 2012     Third Quarter 2011  

(In millions)

   Net
Sales
     Pretax
Income
(Loss)
    Net
Income
(Loss)
    Net
Sales
     Pretax
Income
(Loss)
    Net
Income
(Loss)
 

North American Fresh Bakery

   $ —         $ —        $ 19      $ 490       $ 21      $ 13   

North American Foodservice Beverage

     23         (1     (1     138         5        4   

North American Refrigerated Dough

     —           —          —          78         10        7   

European Bakery

     2         1        1        144         3        2   

International Household and Body Care

     6         (3     1        197         (28     (23
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

   $      31       $ (3   $ 20      $ 1,047       $ 11      $ 3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

$1,503 $1,503 $1,503 $1,503 $1,503 $1,503
     First Nine Months 2012     First Nine Months 2011  

(In millions)

   Net
Sales
     Pretax
Income
(Loss)
    Net
Income
(Loss)
    Net
Sales
     Pretax
Income
(Loss)
     Net
Income
(Loss)
 

North American Fresh Bakery

   $ 724       $ 29      $ 163      $ 1,494       $ 19       $ 241   

North American Foodservice Beverage

     325         (6     (4     395         10         7   

North American Refrigerated Dough

     74         13        9        244         38         25   

European Bakery

     265         (384     (359     444         16         9   

International Household and Body Care

     115         5        3        970         53         20   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 1,503       $ (343   $ (188   $ 3,547       $ 136       $ 302   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

In the first nine months of 2012, the results of the discontinued operations includes a $186 million tax benefit related to tax basis differences associated with the North American Fresh Bakery and European Bakery assets.

The following is a summary of the gain on sale of the corporation’s discontinued operations:

 

$(576) $(576) $(576) $(576) $(576) $(576)
     Third Quarter 2012     First Nine Months 2012  

(In millions)

   Pretax
Gain
(Loss) on
Sale
    Tax
(Expense)
Benefit
    After Tax
Gain
(Loss)
    Pretax
Gain  on
Sale
    Tax
(Expense)

Benefit
    After Tax
Gain
 

North American Fresh Bakery

   $ (10   $ 4      $ (6   $ 95      $ (33   $ 62   

North American Foodsrv. Beverage

     —          —          —          222        (77     145   

North American Refrigerated Dough

     —          —          —          198        (158     40   

European Bakery

     (10     (40     (50     5        (45     (40

Non-European insecticides

     (1     —          (1     255        (56     199   

Air Care Products

     (10     (1     (11     (10     (1     (11

Other Household and Body Care

     —          8        8        6        2        8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

   $ (31   $ (29   $ (60   $ 771      $ (368   $ 403   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

$(576) $(576) $(576) $(576) $(576) $(576)
     Third Quarter 2011      First Nine Months 2011  

(In millions)

   Pretax
Gain on
Sale
    Tax
(Expense)
Benefit
    After Tax
Gain
     Pretax
Gain on
Sale
     Tax
(Expense)

Benefit
    After Tax
Gain
 

Air Care Products

   $ —        $ —        $ —         $ 271       $ (179   $ 92   

Body Care and European Detergents

     (3     3        —           866         (380     486   

Australia/New Zealand Bleach

     46        (17     29         46         (17     29   

Other Household and Body Care

     —          —          —           1         —          1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total

   $       43      $ (14   $ 29       $ 1,184       $ (576   $ 608   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

In 2012, the $158 million tax expense recognized on the sale of the North American refrigerated dough business was impacted by $254 million of goodwill that had no tax basis and the $45 million of tax expense recognized on the sale of the European Bakery businesses was impacted by $140 million of cumulative translation adjustments that had no tax basis. The tax expense recognized in 2011 on the sale of the household and body care businesses includes a $234 million charge related to the anticipated repatriation of the cash proceeds received on the disposition of these businesses.

 

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The following is a summary of the net assets held for sale as of March 31, 2012 and July 2, 2011:

 

(In millions)

   March 31,
2012
     July 2,
2011
 

Trade accounts receivable

   $ —         $ 273   

Inventories

     5         176   

Other current assets

     —           54   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current assets held for sale

     5         503   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Property

     5         825   

Trademarks and other intangibles

     —           303   

Goodwill

     —           800   

Other assets

     —           (26
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Assets held for sale

   $ 10       $ 2,405   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Accounts payable

   $ —         $ 213   

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

     —           263   

Current maturities of long-term debt

     —           16   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total current liabilities held for sale

     —           492   

Long-term debt

     —           80   

Other liabilities

     —           204   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities held for sale

   $ —         $ 776   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interest

   $ —         $ 29   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The discontinued operations cash flows are summarized in the table below:

 

(In millions) – Increase / (Decrease)

   Nine Months
ended

Mar.  31, 2012
    Nine Months
ended

Apr. 2, 2011
 

Cash flow from operating activities

   $ (52   $ 233   

Cash flow from (used in) investing activities

     2,007        2,112   

Cash flow from (used in) financing activities

     (1,955     (2,345
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in net cash of discontinued operations

     —          —     

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

     —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ —        $ —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The net cash received from investing activities in 2012 primarily represents the cash proceeds received on the sale of the North American fresh bakery, refrigerated dough and foodservice beverage businesses as well as the European bakery businesses. The net cash received from investing activities in 2011 primarily represents the cash proceeds received on the sale of the global body care and European detergents and air care businesses. The cash used in financing activities in 2011 primarily represents the net transfers of cash with the corporate office. The net assets of the discontinued operations assume that the cash of those businesses has been retained as a corporate asset.

 

  7. Debt Issuances and Redemptions

On March 6, 2012, the corporation announced that it had commenced a cash tender offer to purchase up to $470 million combined aggregate principal amount of three series of its outstanding debt securities: 6.125% Notes due 2032, 4.10% Notes due 2020 and 2.75% Notes due 2015. Upon the expiration of the tender offer on April 2, 2012, the corporation accepted for purchase $348.4 million of the 6.125% Notes and $121.6 million of the 4.10% Notes. Payment for these notes was made on April 3, 2012, which was subsequent to the end of the quarter. The corporation will recognize charges of approximately $26 million associated with the early extinguishment of this debt in the fourth quarter of 2012. None of the 2.75% Notes were accepted for purchase under the tender offer. The portion of the notes tendered has been classified as a current liability in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at March 31, 2012.

On March 6, 2012, the corporation also announced that it would redeem all of its 3.875% Notes due 2013, of which an aggregate principal amount of $500 million is outstanding. The notes were redeemed on April 6, 2012 and a charge of approximately $13 million will be recognized in the fourth quarter of 2012 related to the early extinguishment of this debt. The entire amount of the 3.875% Notes has been classified as a current liability in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at March 31, 2012.

On September 7, 2010, the corporation completed a tender offer for $653.3 million of its 6  1/4 % Notes due September 15, 2011, of which $1.11 billion aggregate principal amount was outstanding. On October 8, 2010, the corporation redeemed the remaining $456.7 million of aggregate principal outstanding of the 6  1/4% Notes. The corporation recognized a $55 million charge associated with the early extinguishment of this debt, which is reported on the Debt extinguishment costs line of the Consolidated Income Statement.

 

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  8. Exit, Disposal and Other Restructuring Activities

In January 2011, the corporation announced that its board of directors had agreed in principle to divide the company into two separate, publicly traded companies which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2012. Under this plan, the corporation’s international coffee and tea operations will be spun-off, tax-free, into a new public company. As the corporation prepares for the spin-off, it will incur certain spin-off related costs. Spin-off related costs will include restructuring actions such as employee termination costs and costs related to terminating contractual agreements; third party professional fees for consulting and other services that are directly related to the spin-off; and the costs of employees solely dedicated to activities directly related to the spin-off.

In 2009, the corporation initiated Project Accelerate, which was a series of global initiatives designed to drive significant savings over a three year period. The overall cost of the initiatives included severance costs as well as transition costs associated with transferring services to an outside third party. The Project Accelerate initiative was substantially completed as of the end of 2011.

The nature of the costs incurred under these plans includes the following:

1) Exit Activities, Asset and Business Disposition Actions – These amounts primarily relate to:

 

   

Employee termination costs

 

   

Lease exit and other contract termination costs

 

   

Gains or losses on the disposition of assets or asset groupings that do not qualify as discontinued operations

2) Costs recognized in Cost of sales and Selling, general and administrative expenses primarily relate to:

 

   

Expenses associated with the installation of new information systems

 

   

Costs to retain and relocate employees

 

   

Consulting costs

 

   

Costs associated with the transition of services to an outside third party vendor as part of a business process outsourcing initiative

Certain of these costs are recognized in Cost of sales or Selling, general and administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Income as they do not qualify for treatment as an exit activity or asset and business disposition under the accounting rules for exit and disposal activities. However, management believes the disclosure of these charges provides the reader greater transparency to the total cost of the initiatives.

The following is a summary of the (income) expense associated with new and ongoing actions, which also highlights where the costs are reflected in the Consolidated Statements of Income along with the impact on diluted EPS:

 

     Quarter ended     Nine Months ended  

(In millions)

   Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
    Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

   $ 49      $ 13      $ 126      $ 19   

Net charges for:

        

Exit activities, asset and business dispositions

     63        4        179        47   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Decrease in income from continuing operations before income taxes

     112        17        305        66   

Income tax benefit (at applicable statutory rates)

     (33     (7     (86     (20
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Decrease in income from continuing operations

   $ 79      $ 10      $ 219      $ 46   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impact on diluted EPS

   $ 0.13      $ 0.02      $ 0.37      $ 0.07   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The impact of these actions on the corporation’s business segments and unallocated corporate expenses is summarized as follows:

 

     Quarter ended      Nine Months ended  

(In millions)

   Mar. 31,
2012
     Apr. 2,
2011
     Mar. 31,
2012
     Apr. 2,
2011
 

North American Retail

   $ —         $ 1       $ 9       $ 2   

North American Foodservice and Specialty Meats

     —           1         1         1   

Coffee & Tea

     14         1         27         36   

Australian Bakery

     —           —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Decrease in operating segment income

     14         3         37         39   

Increase in general corporate expenses

     98         14         268         27   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 112       $ 17       $ 305       $ 66   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The following discussion provides information concerning the exit, disposal and other activities for each year where actions were initiated and material reserves exist.

2012 Actions

During 2012, the corporation approved certain actions related to exit, disposal, and spin-off activities and recognized charges of $310 million related to these actions. Each of these activities is expected to be completed within a 12-month period after being approved and include the following:

 

   

Recognized a charge to implement a plan to terminate approximately 450 employees, related to the North American Retail, Coffee & Tea and corporate office operations and provide them with severance benefits in accordance with benefit plans previously communicated to the affected employee group or with local employment laws. Of the 450 targeted employees, approximately 210 employees have been terminated. The remaining employees are expected to be terminated within the next 12 months.

 

   

Recognized costs associated with renegotiating global IT contracts and spin-off related advisory fees.

 

   

Recognized costs related to the cancellation of the previous global Senseo agreement with Philips

The following table summarizes the net charges taken for the exit, disposal and spin-off activities approved during 2012 and the status of the related accruals as of March 31, 2012. The accrued amounts remaining represent cash expenditures necessary to satisfy remaining obligations. The majority of the cash payments to satisfy the accrued costs are expected to be paid in the next 12 months. The company expects to recognize approximately $550 million of charges related to continuing and discontinued operations for restructuring actions, other spin-off related activities, and other significant items such as accelerated depreciation on fixed assets and litigation accruals. Of this amount, approximately $500 million relates to various exit, disposal and other restructuring actions which are included within the scope of this disclosure.

 

(In millions)

   Employee
termination and
other benefits
    IT and other
costs
    Non-
cancellable
leases/
Contractual
obligations
    Total  

Exit, disposal and other costs recognized during 2012

   $ 45      $ 105      $ 160      $ 310   

Charges recognized in discontinued operations

     19        10        —          29   

Cash payments

     (30     (104     (143     (277

Noncash charges

     —          12        6        18   

Foreign exchange impacts

     1        —          —          1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Accrued costs as of March 31, 2012

   $ 35      $ 23      $ 23      $ 81   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

2011 Actions

During 2011, the corporation approved certain actions related to exit, disposal, Project Accelerate and spin-off activities and recognized charges of $141 million related to these actions. Each of these activities was expected to be completed within a 12-month period after being approved and include the following:

 

   

Recognized a charge to implement a plan to terminate approximately 960 employees, related to the European beverage, North American Retail and North American Foodservice businesses and the corporate office operations and provide them with severance benefits in accordance with benefit plans previously communicated to the affected employee group or with local employment laws. Of the 960 targeted employees, approximately 610 have been terminated. The remaining employees are expected to be terminated within the next 12 months.

 

   

Recognized costs associated with the transition of services to an outside third party vendor as part of a business process outsourcing initiative.

 

   

Recognized third party and employee costs associated with the planned spin-off of the corporation’s international coffee and tea operations.

The corporation also recognized $100 million of charges in discontinued operations primarily related to restructuring actions taken to eliminate stranded overhead associated with the household and body care businesses.

The following table summarizes the significant actions completed during the first nine months of 2012 and the status of the related accruals as of March 31, 2012. The accrued amounts remaining represent those cash expenditures necessary to satisfy remaining obligations. The majority of the cash payments to satisfy the accrued costs are expected to be paid in the next 12 months.

 

(In millions)

   Employee
termination and
other benefits
    IT and other
costs
    Non-
cancellable
leases/
Contractual
obligations
    Total  

Accrued costs as of July 2, 2011

   $ 100      $ 24      $ 9      $ 133   

Cash payments

     (51     (22     (9     (82

Change in estimate

     (8     —          —          (8

Noncash charges

     (3     (1     —          (4

Foreign exchange impacts

     (4     —          —          (4
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Accrued costs as of March 31, 2012

   $ 34      $ 1      $ —        $ 35   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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2010 Actions

During 2010, the corporation approved certain actions related to exit, disposal, and Project Accelerate activities and recognized charges of $85 million related to these actions. Each of these activities was expected to be completed within a 12-month period after being approved and include the following:

 

   

Recognized a charge to implement a plan to terminate approximately 900 employees, related to European beverage and North American foodservice operations, and provide them with severance benefits in accordance with benefit plans previously communicated to the affected employee group or with local employment laws. Of the 900 targeted employees, 40 employees have not yet been terminated, but are expected to be terminated within the next 12 months.

 

   

Recognized costs associated with the transition of services to an outside third party vendor as part of a business process outsourcing initiative.

The following table summarizes the significant actions completed during the first nine months of 2012 and the status of the remaining accruals related to the 2010 actions as of March 31, 2012. The accrued amounts remaining represent those cash expenditures necessary to satisfy remaining obligations. The majority of the cash payments to satisfy the accrued costs are expected to be paid in the next 12 months. The corporation does not anticipate any additional material future charges related to the 2010 actions. The composition of these charges and the remaining accruals are summarized as follows:

 

(In millions)

   Employee
termination and
other benefits
    Non-
Cancelable
Leases
    Total  

Accrued costs as of July 2, 2011

   $ 9      $ 10      $ 19   

Cash payments

     (7     —          (7

Noncash charges

     6        (5     1   

Change in estimate

     (2     (2     (4

Foreign exchange impacts

     (1     —          (1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Accrued costs as of March 31, 2012

   $ 5      $ 3      $ 8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

In periods prior to 2010, the corporation had approved and completed various actions to exit certain defined business activities and lower its cost structure and these actions have had minimal impact on current year results. As of March 31, 2012, the accrued liabilities remaining in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet related to these completed actions total $17 million and primarily represent certain severance obligations. These accrued amounts are expected to be satisfied in cash and will be funded from operations.

 

  9. Financial Instruments

Background Information

The corporation uses derivative financial instruments, including forward exchange, futures, options and swap contracts, to manage its exposures to foreign exchange, commodity prices and interest rate risks. The use of these derivative financial instruments modifies the exposure of these risks with the intent to reduce the risk or cost to the corporation. The corporation does not use derivatives for trading or speculative purposes and is not a party to leveraged derivatives. More information concerning accounting for financial instruments can be found in Note 2, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies in the company’s 2011 Annual Report.

Types of Derivative Instruments

Interest Rate and Cross Currency Swaps

The corporation utilizes interest rate swap derivatives to manage interest rate risk, in order to maintain a targeted amount of both fixed-rate and floating-rate long term debt and notes payable. Interest rate swap agreements that are effective at hedging the fair value of fixed-rate debt agreements are designated and accounted for as fair value hedges. The corporation has a fixed interest rate on approximately 83% of long-term debt and notes payable issued. The corporation utilized a reverse treasury lock derivative to set the underlying treasury rate used for the 2012 bond tender offer described in Note 7 – Debt Issuances and Redemptions.

The corporation has issued certain foreign-denominated debt instruments and utilizes cross currency swaps to reduce the variability of functional currency cash flows related to the foreign currency debt. Cross currency swap agreements that are effective at hedging the variability of foreign-denominated cash flows are designated and accounted for as cash flow hedges. In the first nine months of 2012, the corporation paid $156 million to settle a €333 million notional value cross currency swap. This derivative instrument had effectively converted the currency base of a 2002 U.S. dollar debt issuance to euros. The cash outflow has been reflected on the Repayments of other debt and derivatives line in the financing section of the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

 

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Currency Forward Exchange, Futures and Option Contracts

The corporation uses forward exchange and option contracts to reduce the effect of fluctuating foreign currencies on short-term foreign-currency-denominated intercompany transactions, third-party product-sourcing transactions, foreign-denominated investments (including subsidiary net assets) and other known foreign currency exposures. Gains and losses on the derivative instruments are intended to offset losses and gains on the hedged transaction in an effort to reduce the earnings volatility resulting from fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates. Forward currency exchange contracts which are effective at hedging the fair value of a recognized asset or liability are designated and accounted for as fair value hedges. Forward currency contracts that act as a hedge of changes in the underlying foreign currency denominated subsidiary net assets are accounted for as net investment hedges. All remaining currency forward and options contracts are accounted for as mark-to-market hedges. The principal currencies hedged by the corporation include the European euro, British pound, Danish kroner, Hungarian forint, U.S. dollar, Australian dollar and Brazilian real. The corporation hedges virtually all foreign exchange risk derived from recorded transactions and firm commitments and only hedges foreign exchange risk related to anticipated transactions where the exposure is potentially significant.

Commodity Futures and Options Contracts

The corporation uses commodity futures and options to hedge a portion of its commodity price risk. The principal commodities hedged by the corporation include hogs, beef, natural gas, diesel fuel, coffee, corn, wheat and other ingredients. The corporation does not use significant levels of commodity financial instruments to hedge commodity prices and primarily relies upon fixed rate supplier contracts to determine commodity pricing. In circumstances where commodity-derivative instruments are used, there is a high correlation between the commodity costs and the derivative instruments. For those instruments where the commodity instrument and underlying hedged item correlate between 80-125%, the corporation accounts for those contracts as cash flow hedges. However, the majority of commodity derivative instruments are accounted for as mark-to-market hedges. The corporation only enters into futures and options contracts that are traded on established, well-recognized exchanges that offer high liquidity, transparent pricing, daily cash settlement and collateralization through margin requirements.

Non-Derivative Instruments

The corporation uses non-derivative instruments such as non-U.S. dollar financing transactions or non-U.S. dollar assets or liabilities, including intercompany loans, to hedge the exposure of changes in underlying foreign currency denominated subsidiary net assets, and they are declared as Net Investment Hedges.

 

Notional Values         

(In millions)

   Mar. 31,
2012
     July 2,
2011
     Hedge
Coverage

(Number  of
months)
 

Swap Contracts:

        

Rec. Fixed / Pay Float - Interest Rate Swap Notional

   $ 150       $  584         14.5 – 14.5   

Rec. Fixed / Pay Fixed -Cross Currency Swaps Notional(1)

     304         813         14.5 – 14.5   

Foreign Currency Forward Contracts(1):

        

Commitments to Purchase Foreign Currencies

   $ 2,755       $ 2,757         0.1 – 14.6   

Commitments to Sell Foreign Currencies

     2,751         2,754         0.1 – 14.6   

Commodity Contracts:

        

Commodity Future Contracts(3)

   $ 109       $ 193         1.0 – 12.0   

Commodity Options Contracts(2)

     75         77         0.4 – 7.3   

Net Investment Hedges:

   $ 3,527       $ 4,052         —     

 

1 

The notional value is calculated using the exchange rates as of reporting date.

2 

Option contract notional values are determined by the ratio of the change in option value to the change in the underlying hedged item.

3 

Commodity futures contracts are determined by the initial cost of the contract.

 

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Cash Flow Presentation

The cash receipts and payments from a derivative instrument are classified according to the nature of the instrument, when realized, generally in investing activities unless otherwise disclosed. However, cash flows from a derivative instrument that is accounted for as a fair value hedge or cash flow hedge are classified in the same category as the cash flows from the items being hedged provided the derivative does not include a financing element at inception. If a derivative instrument includes a financing element at inception, all cash inflows and outflows of the derivative instrument are considered cash flows from financing activities. If for any reason hedge accounting is discontinued, any remaining cash flows after that date shall be classified consistent with mark-to-market instruments.

Contingent Features/Concentration of Credit Risk

All of the corporation’s derivative instruments are governed by International Swaps and Derivatives Association (i.e. ISDA) master agreements, requiring the corporation to maintain an investment grade credit rating from both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s credit rating agencies. If the corporation’s credit rating were to fall below investment grade, it would be in violation of these provisions, and the counterparties to the derivative instruments could request immediate payment or demand immediate collateralization on the derivative instruments in net liability positions. The aggregate fair value of all derivative instruments with credit-risk-related contingent features that are in a liability position was $79 million on March 31, 2012 and $272 million on July 2, 2011, for which the corporation has posted no collateral. If the credit-risk-related contingent features underlying these agreements were triggered on March 31, 2012 and July 2, 2011, the corporation would be required to post collateral of, at most, $79 million and $272 million, respectively, with its counterparties.

A large number of major international financial institutions are counterparties to the corporation’s financial instruments including cross currency swaps, interest rate swaps, and currency exchange forwards and swaps. The corporation enters into financial instrument agreements only with counterparties meeting very stringent credit standards (a credit rating of A-/A3 or better), limiting the amount of agreements or contracts it enters into with any one party and, where legally available, executing master netting agreements. These positions are continually monitored. While the corporation may be exposed to credit losses in the event of nonperformance by individual counterparties of the entire group of counterparties, it has not recognized any losses with these counterparties in the past and does not anticipate material losses in the future.

Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (i.e., exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value must be categorized into one of three different levels depending on the assumptions (i.e., inputs) used in the valuation. Level 1 provides the most reliable measure of fair value while level 3 generally requires significant management judgment. Assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input significant to the fair value measurement.

The carrying amounts of cash and equivalents, trade accounts receivables, accounts payable and notes payable approximate fair values due to their short-term nature. The carrying value of derivative instruments approximate fair value but may be considered Level 1 or Level 2 based on the valuation inputs used (see balance sheet classification and fair value determination in the table presented later in this disclosure.) The fair value of the corporation’s long-term debt (considered Level 2), including the current portion, is estimated using discounted cash flows based on the corporation’s current incremental borrowing rates for similar types of borrowing arrangements.

 

     March 31, 2012      July 2, 2011  

(In Millions)

   Fair Value      Carrying
Amount
     Fair Value      Carrying
Amount
 

Long-term debt, including current portion

   $ 2,035       $ 1,939       $ 2,411       $ 2,408   

 

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Information on the location and amounts of derivative fair values in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at March 31, 2012 and July 2, 2011 is as follows:

 

     Assets      Liabilities  
     Other Current
Assets
     Other Non-
current Assets
     Accrued
Liabilities-Other
     Other  
(In millions)    Mar. 31,
2012
     July 2,
2011
     Mar. 31,
2012
     July 2,
2011
     Mar. 31,
2012
     July 2,
2011
     Mar. 31,
2012
     July 2,
2011
 

Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:

                       

Interest rate contracts (b)

   $ 11       $ —         $ —         $ 12       $ —         $ 2       $ —         $ —     

Foreign exchange contracts (b)

     75         —           —           —           9         191         46         66   

Commodity contracts (a)

     —           —           —           —           —           —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total derivatives designated as hedging instruments

     86         —           —           12         9         193         46         66   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

                       

Foreign exchange contracts (b)

     19         20         —           —           12         13         —           —     

Commodity contracts (a)

     2         2         —           —           12         —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total derivatives not designated as hedging instruments

     21         22         —           —           24         13         —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total derivatives

   $ 107       $ 22       $ —         $ 12       $ 33       $ 206       $ 46       $ 66   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) Categorized as level 1: Fair value of level 1 assets and liabilities as of Mar. 31, 2012 are $2 million and $12 million and at July 2, 2011 are $2 million and nil, respectively.
(b) Categorized as level 2: Fair value of level 2 assets and liabilities as of Mar. 31, 2012 are $105 million and $67 million and at July 2, 2011 are $32 million and $272 million, respectively.

Information related to our cash flow hedges, net investment hedges, fair value hedges and other derivatives not designated as hedging instruments for the periods ended March 31, 2012, and April 2, 2011, follows:

 

     Interest Rate
Contracts
    Foreign Exchange
Contracts
    Commodity
Contracts
    Total  
     Quarter ended     Quarter ended     Quarter ended     Quarter ended  
(In millions)    Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
    Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
    Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
    Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
 

Cash Flow Derivatives:

                

Amount of gain (loss) recognized in other comprehensive income (OCI) (a)

   $ (8   $ 1      $ (9   $ (27   $ 2      $ 2      $ (15   $ (24

Amount of gain (loss) reclassified from AOCI into earnings (a) (b)

     —          5        (11     (37     (2     7        (13     (25

Amount of ineffectiveness recognized in earnings (c) (d)

     —          —          —          (2     1        (1     1        (3

Amount of gain (loss) expected to be reclassified into earnings during the next twelve months

     (3     —          2        (5     5        (4     4        (9

Net Investment Derivatives:

                

Amount of gain (loss) recognized in OCI (a)

     —          —          (116     (374     —          —          (116     (374

Amount of gain (loss) recognized from OCI into earnings (f)

     —          —          (239     (10     —          —          (239     (10

Fair Value Derivatives:

                

Amount of derivative gain (loss) recognized in earnings (e)

     4        (4     —          —          —          —          4        (4

Amount of Hedged Item gain (loss) recognized in earnings (e)

     1        4        —          —          —          —          1        4   

Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments:

                

Amount of gain (loss) recognized in Cost of Sales

     —          —          (6     (12     (13     9        (19     (3

Amount of gain(loss) recognized in SG&A

     —          —          14        34        2        4        16        38   

 

(a) Effective portion.
(b) Gain (loss) reclassified from AOCI into earnings is reported in interest, for interest rate swaps, in selling, general, and administrative (SG&A) expenses for foreign exchange contracts and in cost of sales for commodity contracts.
(c) Gain (loss) recognized in earnings is related to the ineffective portion and amounts excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness.
(d) Gain (loss) recognized in earnings is reported in interest expense for foreign exchange contracts and SG&A expenses for commodity contracts.
(e) The amount of gain (loss) recognized in earnings on the derivative contracts and the related hedged item is reported in interest for the interest rate contracts and SG&A for the foreign exchange contracts.
(f) The gain (loss) recognized from OCI into earnings is reported in gain on sale of discontinued operations.

 

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     Interest Rate
Contracts
     Foreign Exchange
Contracts
    Commodity
Contracts
     Total  
     Nine Months ended      Nine Months ended     Nine Months ended      Nine Months ended  
(In millions)    Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
     Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
    Mar. 31,
2012
     Apr. 2,
2011
     Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
 

Cash Flow Derivatives:

                   

Amount of gain (loss) recognized in other comprehensive income (OCI) (a)

   $ (8   $ 2       $ 188      $ (58   $ 4       $ 19       $ 184      $ (37

Amount of gain (loss) reclassified from AOCI into earnings (a) (b)

     —          3         193        (71     2         10         195        (58

Amount of ineffectiveness recognized in earnings (c) (d)

     —          —           (2     (6     2         —           (2     (6

Amount of gain (loss) expected to be reclassified into earnings during the next twelve months

     (3     —           (1     (6     2         10         (2     4   

Net Investment Derivatives:

                   

Amount of gain (loss) recognized in OCI (a)

     —          —           311        (601     —           —           311        (601

Amount of gain (loss) recognized from OCI into earnings (f)

     —          —           (446     41        —           —           (446     41   

Fair Value Derivatives:

                   

Amount of derivative gain (loss) recognized in earnings (e)

     6        —           —          —          —           —           6        —     

Amount of Hedged Item gain (loss) recognized in earnings (e)

     3        7         —          —          —           —           3        7   

Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments:

                   

Amount of gain (loss) recognized in Cost of Sales

     —          —           9        (31     6         9         15        (22

Amount of gain (loss) recognized in SG&A

     —          —           (61     65        —           7         (61     72   

 

(a) Effective portion.
(b) Gain (loss) reclassified from AOCI into earnings is reported in interest, for interest rate swaps, in selling, general, and administrative (SG&A) expenses for foreign exchange contracts and in cost of sales for commodity contracts.
(c) Gain (loss) recognized in earnings is related to the ineffective portion and amounts excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness.
(d) Gain (loss) recognized in earnings is reported in interest expense for foreign exchange contracts and SG&A expenses for commodity contracts.
(e) The amount of gain (loss) recognized in earnings on the derivative contracts and the related hedged item is reported in interest for the interest rate contracts and SG&A for the foreign exchange contracts.
(f) The gain (loss) recognized from OCI into earnings is reported in gain on sale of discontinued operations.

 

  10. Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans

The components of the net periodic pension cost and the postretirement medical cost (benefit) for the third quarter and first nine months of 2012 and 2011 are as follows:

 

     Pension -
U.S Plans
    Pension -
International Plans
 

(In millions)

   Third
Quarter

2012
    Third
Quarter
2011
    Third
Quarter

2012
    Third
Quarter
2011
 

Service cost

   $ 3      $ 2      $ 7      $ 8   

Interest cost

     18        18        41        41   

Expected return on plan assets

     (23     (21     (54     (49

Amortization of:

        

Prior service cost (benefit)

     1        1        —          1   

Net actuarial loss

     —          3        3        7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit cost (benefit)

   $ (1   $ 3      $ (3   $ 8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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000,0 000,0 000,0 000,0
     Pension -
U.S Plans
    Pension -
International Plans
 

(In millions)

   First  Nine
Months

2012
    First  Nine
Months

2011
    First  Nine
Months

2012
    First  Nine
Months

2011
 

Service cost

   $ 7      $ 6      $ 20      $ 24   

Interest cost

     55        54        124        120   

Expected return on plan assets

     (64     (61     (164     (145

Amortization of:

        

Prior service cost (benefit)

     1        1        2        4   

Net actuarial loss

     2        10        7        20   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit cost (benefit)

   $ 1      $ 10      $ (11   $ 23   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

000,0 000,0 000,0 000,0
     Postretirement Medical  and
Life Insurance
 

(In millions)

   Third
Quarter

2012
    Third
Quarter
2011
    Nine
Months

2012
    Nine
Months
2011
 

Service cost

   $ 1      $ —        $ 2      $ 1   

Interest cost

     1        1        3        4   

Net amortization and deferral

     (4     (4     (10     (10
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit cost (benefit)

   $ (2   $ (3   $ (5   $ (5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The net periodic benefit costs of the defined benefit pension plans were lower in the first nine months of 2012 than in 2011 due to the increase in the expected return on plan assets, which results from the higher level of plan assets as of the beginning of this fiscal year due to improved asset returns during 2011; and a reduction in the amortization of net actuarial losses due to actuarial gains recognized during 2011, which reduced the amount of unrecognized actuarial losses to be amortized as of the end of 2011.

Beginning in the second quarter of 2011, the corporation classified the North American fresh bakery business as discontinued operations and per the sale agreement, the purchaser assumed the pension and postretirement medical obligations related to those discontinued operations. As such, the total net periodic benefit costs associated with the participants in those plans has been included in discontinued operations as these costs were not retained after these businesses were sold. In addition, the related pension and postretirement benefit plan net liabilities and/or assets have been included in assets and/or liabilities held for sale for periods prior to the date the sale closed.

The disposition of the North American fresh bakery business resulted in the recognition of the following plan settlements and curtailments upon the finalization of the actuarial analysis: a $36 million net settlement loss related to the defined benefit pension plans; and a $71 million settlement gain and a $44 million curtailment gain related to the postretirement health-care and life insurance benefit plans. These amounts are being reported as part of the gain on disposition of businesses in discontinued operations. See Note 6 – “Discontinued Operations” for additional information.

As of the date of disposition, the projected benefit obligations and plan assets for the benefit plans impacted by the disposition were remeasured. In total, including both continuing and discontinued operations, the remeasurement resulted in a $57 million increase in pension liability and a $18 million increase in the postretirement health-care and life insurance liability with a corresponding offset to Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in the common stockholders’ equity section of the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.

During the first nine months of 2012 and 2011, the company contributed $187 million and $115 million, respectively, to its defined benefit pension plans. The $187 million contribution includes a €60 million contribution to the company’s Dutch pension plan related to an agreement with the Dutch unions to restructure this plan. At the present time, the company expects to contribute approximately $220 million of cash to its defined benefit pension plans in 2012, of which approximately $214 million will be contributed to the international pension plans. The exact amount of cash contributions made to pension plans in any year is dependent upon a number of factors including minimum funding requirements in the jurisdictions in which the corporation operates and arrangements made with trustees of certain foreign plans. As a result, the actual funding in 2012 may differ from the current estimate.

 

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  11. Income Taxes

The following table sets out the tax expense and the effective tax rate for the corporation from continuing operations:

 

     Third Quarter     Nine Months  

(In millions)

   2012     2011     2012     2011  

Continuing operations

        

Income before income taxes

   $ 48      $ 178      $ 221      $ 405   

Income tax expense

     10        54        184        132   

Effective tax rate

     21.9     30.0     83.5     32.5

Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2012

In the third quarter of 2012, the corporation recognized tax expense of $10 million on pretax income from continuing operations of $48 million, or an effective tax rate of 21.9%. The tax expense and related effective tax rate on continuing operations were impacted by recognizing $29 million of discrete tax items related to the following:

 

   

$24 million of tax benefit primarily from the settlement of tax audits and expiration of statute of limitations in Italy, France, Spain, the United States, and various state and local jurisdictions.

 

   

$5 million of tax benefit related to adjustments of prior year tax provision estimates.

In the first nine months of 2012, the corporation recognized tax expense of $184 million on pretax income from continuing operations of $221 million, or an effective tax rate of 83.5%. The tax expense and related effective tax rate on continuing operations was determined by applying a 50.2% estimated annual effective tax rate to pretax earnings and then recognizing $74 million of discrete tax items. The discrete tax items relate to the following:

 

   

$72 million of tax expense to establish a valuation allowance on net operating losses in France.

 

   

$78 million of tax expense to establish a deferred tax liability related to earnings that are no longer permanently reinvested in Spain offset by a tax benefit of $67 million primarily related to a decrease in the amount of unrecognized tax positions in Spain.

 

   

$20 million of tax expense associated with deferred taxes on unremitted foreign earnings.

 

   

$24 million of tax benefit primarily from the settlement of tax audits and expiration of statute of limitations in Italy, France, Spain, the United States, and various state and local jurisdictions.

 

   

$5 million of tax benefit from adjustments to prior year tax provision estimates.

Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2011

In the third quarter of 2011, the corporation recognized tax expense of $54 million on pretax income from continuing operations of $178 million, or an effective tax rate of 30.0 %. The tax expense and related effective tax rate on continuing operations were impacted by recognizing various discrete tax items, none of which were material individually or in the aggregate.

In the first nine months of 2011, the corporation recognized tax expense of $132 million on pretax income from continuing operations of $405 million, or an effective tax rate of 32.5 %. The tax expense and related effective tax rate on continuing operations were determined by applying a 34.8% estimated annual effective tax rate to pretax earnings and then recognizing various discrete tax items, none of which were material individually or in the aggregate. The expected repatriation of a portion of 2011 earnings increased the 2011 estimated annual effective tax rate by 2%.

Unrecognized Tax Benefits

Each quarter, the corporation makes a determination of the tax liability needed for unrecognized tax benefits that should be recorded in the financial statements. For tax benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon examination by the taxing authorities. The amount recognized is measured as the largest amount of benefit that is greater than 50% likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement.

 

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The year-to-date net decrease in the liability for unrecognized tax benefits was $116 million, resulting in an ending balance of $346 million as of March 31, 2012. There was a decrease in the gross liability for uncertain tax positions of $131 million, of which $50 million relates to prior year tax positions, $13 million relates to expiration of statutes of limitation, $38 million relates to audit settlements, and $30 million relates to favorable foreign currency exchange translation. The decrease in gross liability was partially offset by an increase in the gross liability for uncertain tax positions of $15 million related to 2012 tax positions.

At this time, the corporation estimates that it is reasonably possible that the liability for unrecognized tax benefits will decrease by up to $25 million in the next twelve months from a variety of uncertain tax positions as a result of the completion of various worldwide tax audits currently in process and the expiration of statutes of limitations in several jurisdictions.

The corporation’s tax returns are routinely audited by federal, state, and foreign tax authorities and these audits are at various stages of completion at any given time. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has completed examinations of the company’s U.S. income tax returns through 2008. Fiscal years remaining open to examination in the Netherlands include 2003 and forward. Other foreign jurisdictions remain open to audits after 2000. With few exceptions, the company is no longer subject to state and local income tax examinations by tax authorities for years prior to 2005.

 

  12. Contingencies and Commitments

Household & Body Care Middle Eastern Trademark Assignments – In connection with the sale of the company’s Household & Body Care division, the company has a contractual obligation to arrange for the transfer of certain trademark registrations in the Middle East from a third party licensee to the buyers of the Household & Body Care division. To date, the third party licensee has refused to cooperate with these transfers despite contractual commitments to do so, and the company is contemplating pursuing legal action in order to effectuate the transfer of these rights to the buyers. The company believes it is appropriately accrued for any potential obligations related to this dispute.

Aris – This is a consolidation of cases filed by individual complainants with the Republic of the Philippines, Department of Labor and Employment and the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) from 1998 through July 1999. The complaint alleges unfair labor practices due to the termination of manufacturing operations in the Philippines by Aris Philippines, Inc. (Aris), a former subsidiary of the corporation. The complaint names the corporation as a party defendant. In 2006, the arbitrator ruled against the corporation and awarded the plaintiffs $80 million in damages and fees. This ruling was appealed by the corporation and subsequently set aside by the NLRC in December 2006. Both the complainants and the corporation have filed motions for reconsideration. The corporation continues to believe that the plaintiffs’ claims are without merit; however, it is reasonably possible that this case will be ruled against the corporation and have a material adverse impact on the corporation’s results of operations and cash flows.

Multi-Employer Pension Plans – The corporation participates in several multi-employer pension plans that provide retirement benefits to certain employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (MEPP). The corporation divested a number of North American businesses over the past two years, and in most of those transactions, the buyer assumed any MEPP obligations relating to the divested businesses.

Participating employers in a MEPP are jointly responsible for any plan underfunding. Factors that could impact funded status of a MEPP include investment performance, changes in the participant demographics, financial stability of contributing employers and changes in actuarial assumptions.In addition to regular contributions, the corporation could be obligated to pay additional contributions (known as a complete or partial withdrawal liability) if a MEPP has unfunded vested benefits. These withdrawal liabilities, which would be triggered if the corporation ceases to make contributions to a MEPP with respect to one or more collective bargaining units, would equal the corporation’s proportionate share of the unfunded vested benefits based on the year in which the liability is triggered. The corporation believes

 

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that certain of the MEPPs in which it previously participated or currently participates have unfunded vested benefits, and some are significantly underfunded. Withdrawal liability triggers could include the corporation’s decision to close a plant or the dissolution of a collective bargaining unit. Due to uncertainty regarding future withdrawal liability triggers, we are unable to determine the amount and timing of the corporation’s future withdrawal liability, if any, or whether the corporation’s participation in these MEPPs could have any material adverse impact on its financial condition, results of operations or liquidity. Disagreements over potential withdrawal liability may lead to legal disputes.

The corporation’s regularly scheduled contributions to MEPPs related to continuing operations totaled approximately $3 million in 2011 and $4 million in 2010. The corporation’s regularly scheduled contributions to MEPPs related to its divested North American fresh bakery business totaled approximately $45 million in 2011 and $43 million in 2010. The corporation also recognized charges (credits) for partial withdrawal liabilities related to MEPPs, which are reported in discontinued operations, of approximately $3 million in the first nine months of 2012, $(3) million in 2011 and $23 million in 2010. The $3 million credit in 2011 is an adjustment of an estimate made in 2010.

Hanesbrands Inc. – In September 2006, the corporation spun-off its branded apparel business into an independent publicly-traded company named Hanesbrands Inc. (“HBI”). In connection with the HBI spin-off, the corporation and HBI entered into a tax sharing agreement that governs the allocation of tax assets and liabilities between the parties. As previously disclosed, HBI initiated binding arbitration claiming that it was owed $72 million from the corporation under the tax sharing agreement. In the first quarter of 2012, the tribunal ruled in favor of the corporation on all issues. In addition to prevailing in the arbitration issue, Sara Lee received $15 million from HBI for tax periods prior to the date of the spin-off. Sara Lee recognized the amount owed as income in the Selling, general and administrative expense line in the Consolidated Statement of Income for the first nine months of 2012.

Nestec/Nespresso – The corporation is involved in several legal proceedings in France (since June 2010), the Netherlands (since January 2011) and in Spain (since February 6, 2012) relating to its manufacture and sale of L’OR EspressO single-serve capsules. All of these proceedings relate to the alleged infringement of two or three European patents granted to Nestlé and, in Spain, Nestlé also sued for trademark infringement and unfair competition. In addition, in May 2011, Sara Lee Coffee and Tea Belgium served a writ of summons on Nestle seeking a declaration of non-infringement in connection with Sara Lee’s sale and distribution of espresso capsules in Belgium. In the lawsuit filed in France, Nestlé claims damages in the amount of €50 million for each claimant. The corporation believes that the trademarks and patents granted to Nestlé are not being infringed and further believes the patents are invalid. We are vigorously contesting Nestlé’s allegations.

 

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Item 2

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

Introduction

The following is management’s discussion and analysis of the results of operations for the third quarter and first nine months of 2012 compared with the third quarter and first nine months of 2011 and a discussion of the changes in financial condition and liquidity during the first nine months of 2012. Below is an outline of the analyses included herein:

 

   

Business Overview

 

   

Summary of Results

 

   

Consolidated Results – Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2012

 

   

Operating Results by Business Segment

 

   

Financial Condition

 

   

Liquidity

 

   

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Definitions

 

   

Significant Accounting Policies and Critical Estimates

 

   

Issued but not yet Effective Accounting Standards

 

   

Forward-Looking Information

Business Overview

Our Business

Sara Lee is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, brand name products for consumers throughout the world focused primarily in the meat, bakery, and beverage products categories. Our brands include Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Senseo, Pickwick Teas and Sara Lee.

In North America, the company sells a variety of packaged meat products that include hot dogs, corn dogs, breakfast sausages, dinner sausages and deli meats as well as a variety of frozen bakery products and specialty items. These products are sold through the retail channel to supermarkets, warehouse clubs and national chains. The company also sells a variety of meat and bakery products to foodservice customers in North America. Internationally, the company sells coffee and tea products in Europe, Brazil, Australia and Asia through the retail and foodservice channels as well as a variety of bakery and other dessert products to retail customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Unless stated otherwise, any reference to income statement items in these financial statements refers to results from continuing operations. The results of the fresh bakery, refrigerated dough and foodservice beverage businesses in North America, and the international household and body care businesses and the European bakery businesses are being reported as discontinued operations. See Note 6 – “Discontinued Operations” for additional information.

Summary of Results

The business highlights include the following:

 

   

Reported operating income for the third quarter of 2012 was $66 million, which was $128 million lower than the prior year due to a $112 million increase in charges for restructuring actions and a $18 million year-over-year increase in losses related to the mark-to-market adjustment associated with unrealized commodity derivatives and a decline in operating segment income due to the impact of lower volumes and higher commodity costs. These negative impacts on operating income were partially offset by lower general corporate expenses, excluding restructuring actions.

 

   

Net sales for the third quarter of $1.9 billion were $39 million, or 2.0%, higher than the prior year as the favorable impact of pricing actions and a favorable shift in sales mix were only partially offset by the negative impact of volume declines, the negative impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates and lower green coffee export sales. Adjusted net sales rose $55 million, or 3.0%.

 

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Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the third quarter declined from $0.20 in 2011 to $0.06 in 2012 due to the decline in operating income partially offset by a decline in the effective tax rate from 30.0% to 21.9%. Average shares outstanding declined from 609 million to 597 million due to the impact of share repurchases.

 

   

Total cash flow from operating activities declined from a source of $292 million in the first nine months of 2011 to use of $140 million for the first nine months of 2012. The year-over-year change in cash flow from operating activities was due to a decrease in cash generated by discontinued operations as a result of business dispositions, an increase in payments related to restructuring and spin-off related activities, an increase in cash contributions to pension plans and a refundable tax payment associated with the Senseo payments, which were partially offset by a decline in the cash payments for income taxes and interest and improved working capital management and operating results, excluding significant items, for continuing operations.

Challenges and Risks

As an international consumer products company, we face certain risks and challenges that impact our business and financial performance. The risks and challenges described below have impacted our performance and are likely to impact our future results as well.

The food businesses are highly competitive. In many product categories, we compete not only with widely advertised branded products, but also with private label products that are generally sold at lower prices. As a result, from time to time, we may need to reduce the prices for some of our products to respond to competitive pressures. In addition, the general economic weakness has negatively impacted our business and may also result in increased pressure to reduce the prices for some of our products, limit our ability to increase or maintain prices or lead to a continued shift toward private label products. Any reduction in prices or our inability to increase prices could negatively impact profit margins and the overall profitability of our reporting units, which could potentially trigger a goodwill impairment.

Commodity prices directly impact our business because of their effect on the cost of raw materials used to make our products and the cost of inputs to manufacture, package and ship our products. In addition, under some of our contracts, the prices at which we sell our products are tied to increases and decreases in commodity costs. Many of the commodities we use, including coffee, wheat, beef, pork, corn, corn syrup, soybean and corn oils, butter, sugar and fuel, have experienced price volatility due to factors beyond our control. The company’s objective is to offset commodity price increases with pricing actions and to offset any operating cost increases with continuous improvement savings. Commodity costs, excluding mark-to-market derivative gains/losses related to commodities, increased by approximately $411 million in the first nine months, which includes $35 million of currency mark-to-market gains related to coffee purchases recognized by the Coffee and Tea segment. The increase in commodity costs was offset by approximately $445 million of pricing actions.

The company’s business results are also heavily influenced by changes in foreign currency exchange rates. For the most recently completed fiscal year, approximately 50% of net sales and operating segment income were generated outside of the U.S. As a result, changes in foreign currency exchange rates, particularly the European euro, can have a significant impact on the reported results. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates increased net sales by $26 million and increased operating income by $6 million in the first nine months of 2012.

The corporation previously announced that it has agreed in principle to divide the company into two separate publicly traded companies. Under the current plan, the international coffee and tea business will be spun-off, tax free, into a new public company (spin-off) to be domiciled in the Netherlands. The company’s proposed spin-off and resulting separation of Sara Lee into two independent, public companies is a complex transaction that impacts all aspects of our business. Although we believe the transaction will enhance long-term stockholder value, there are various financial and operational risks and uncertainties inherent in the spin-off that could have a negative impact on our financial results for at least the near term. These include the diversion of management’s attention from operating and growing the business; potential disruption of operations due to restructuring and right sizing each company; the potential loss of, or inability to recruit, key personnel; and the potential inability to minimize stranded costs incurred in connection with the spin-off.

 

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Non-GAAP Measures

Management measures and reports Sara Lee’s financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). In this report, Sara Lee highlights certain items that have significantly impacted the corporation’s financial results and uses several non-GAAP financial measures to help investors understand the financial impact of these significant items. The non-GAAP financial measures used in this report are adjusted net sales, adjusted operating segment income, and adjusted operating income, which exclude from a financial measure computed in accordance with GAAP the impact of significant items, the impact of acquisitions and dispositions and changes in foreign currency exchange rates. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of Sara Lee’s business that, when viewed together with Sara Lee’s financial results computed in accordance with GAAP, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting Sara Lee’s historical financial performance and projected future operating results, greater transparency of underlying profit trends and greater comparability of results across periods. These non-GAAP financial measures are not intended to be a substitute for the comparable GAAP measures and should be read only in conjunction with our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to non-GAAP measures used by other companies

In addition, investors frequently have requested information from management regarding significant items and the impact of the contingent sale proceeds. Management believes, based on feedback it has received during earnings calls and discussions with investors, that these non-GAAP measures enhance investors’ ability to assess Sara Lee’s historical and projected future financial performance. Management also uses certain of these non-GAAP financial measures, in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures, to understand, manage and evaluate our businesses, in planning for and forecasting financial results for future periods, and as one factor in determining achievement of incentive compensation. Two of the three performance measures under Sara Lee’s annual incentive plan are net sales and operating income, which are the reported amounts as adjusted for significant items and possibly other items. Operating income, as adjusted for significant items, also may be used as a component of Sara Lee’s long-term incentive plans. Many of the significant items will recur in future periods; however, the amount and frequency of each significant item varies from period to period. See Non-GAAP Measures Definitions for additional information regarding these financial measures.

Significant Items Affecting Comparability

The reported results for 2012 and 2011 reflect amounts recognized for actions associated with various restructuring actions and other significant amounts that impact comparability. More information on these costs can be found in Note 8 to the Consolidated Financial Statements, “Exit, Disposal and Other Restructuring Activities.” See below for additional information regarding the nature of these items.

In preparation for the spin-off, Sara Lee has identified cost reduction opportunities of $180 million to $200 million, achievable over fiscal 2012 and 2013, which will result from the downsizing of corporate resources, the reduction in overhead within the North American meat businesses and the international coffee and tea businesses as well as the completion of Project Accelerate initiatives. The majority of these savings are expected to be realized in 2012, with the remainder in 2013. Approximately $550 million of net charges are expected to be incurred in 2012 related to the above cost savings initiatives, other spin-off related activities, as well as various other significant items. The net charge includes amounts related to both continuing and discontinued operations but excludes impairment charges and gains or losses on the sale of businesses. Of the total expected charge, approximately $365 million has been incurred in the first nine months of 2012.

Exit Activities, Asset and Business Dispositions – These costs are reported on a separate line of the Consolidated Statements of Income. Exit activities primarily relate to charges taken to recognize severance actions approved by the corporation’s management and the exit of leased facilities or other contractual arrangements. Asset and business disposition activities include costs associated with separating businesses targeted for sale, as well as gains and losses associated with the disposition of asset groups that do not qualify for discontinued operations reporting.

 

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Other Significant Items – The reported results are also impacted by other items that affect comparability. These items include, but are not limited to, impairment charges, debt extinguishment costs, and certain discrete tax matters, which include charges related to the tax on unremitted earnings, audit settlements/reserve adjustments, valuation allowance adjustments and various other tax matters.

Impact of Significant Items on Net Income and Diluted Earnings per Share Attributable to Sara Lee

 

     Quarter ended March 31, 2012     Quarter ended April 2, 2011  

In millions, except per share data

   Pretax
Impact
    Net
Income (Loss)
Attributable to
Sara Lee (2)
    Diluted EPS
Impact (1)
    Pretax
Impact
    Net
Income (Loss)
Attributable to
Sara Lee (2)
    Diluted EPS
Impact (1)
 

Continuing operations:

            

Restructuring actions:

            

Severance/retention charges

   $ (12   $ (9   $ (0.02   $ (4   $ (2   $ —     

Lease & contractual obligation exit costs

     (70     (53     (0.09     —          —          —     

Consulting, advisory & other costs

     (30     (17     (0.03     (13     (8     (0.01

Accelerated depreciation

     (17     (11     (0.02     —          —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total restructuring actions

     (129     (90     (0.15     (17     (10     (0.02
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impact of significant items on income (loss) from continuing operations before significant tax matters

     (129     (90     (0.15     (17     (10     (0.02

Significant tax matters affecting comparability:

            

Tax on unremitted earnings

     —          (6     (0.01     —          —          —     

Tax audit settlement/reserve adjustments

     —          12        0.02        —          2        —     

Tax valuation allowance adjustment

     —          1        —          —          —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impact of significant items on income (loss) from continuing operations

     (129     (83     (0.14     (17     (8     (0.02
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Discontinued operations:

            

Severance/retention charges

     —          —          —          (17     (12     (0.02

Consulting, advisory & other costs

     (2     (2     —          (9     (7     (0.01

Accelerated depreciation

     —          —          —          (1     (1     —     

Impairment charges

     —          —          —          —          —          —     

Gain (loss) on sale of discont’d operations

     (31     (60     (0.10     43        29        0.05   

Licensing agreement termination charge

     —          —          —          (39     (27     (0.04

Pension curtailment/withdrawal

     —          —          —          (2     (2     —     

Tax basis difference adjustment

     —          (3     (0.01     —          —          —     

Tax audit settlement/reserve adjustments

     —          22        0.04        —          (1     —     

Tax on unremitted earnings

     —          1        —          —          —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Significant items impacting discontinued operations

     (33     (42     (0.07     (25     (21     (0.03
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impact of significant items on net income (loss) attributable to Sara Lee

   $ (162   $ (125   $ (0.21   $ (42   $ (29   $ (0.05
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impact of significant items on income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes:

            

Cost of sales

   $ (6       $ —         

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (60         (13    

Exit and business dispositions

     (63         (4    
  

 

 

       

 

 

     

Total

   $ (129       $ (17    
  

 

 

       

 

 

     

Notes:

(1) EPS amounts are rounded to the nearest $0.01 and may not add to the total.
(2) Taxes computed at applicable statutory rates.

 

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Impact of Significant Items on Net Income and Diluted Earnings per Share Attributable to Sara Lee

 

     Nine Months ended March 31, 2012     Nine Months ended April 2, 2011  

In millions, except per share data

   Pretax
Impact
    Net
Income (Loss)
Attributable to
Sara Lee (2)
    Diluted EPS
Impact (1)
    Pretax
Impact
    Net
Income (Loss)
Attributable to
Sara Lee (2)
    Diluted EPS
Impact (1)
 

Continuing operations:

            

Restructuring actions:

            

Severance/retention charges

   $ (47   $ (33   $ (0.05   $ (47   $ (33   $ (0.05

Lease & contractual obligation exit costs

     (157     (112     (0.19     —          —          —     

Consulting, advisory & other costs

     (101     (74     (0.12     (19     (13     (0.02

Accelerated depreciation

     (29     (18     (0.03     (2     (1     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total restructuring actions

     (334     (237     (0.40     (68     (47     (0.07

Other:

            

Gain on HBI tax settlement

     15        15        0.02        —          —          —     

Impairment charges

     (32     (22     (0.04     —          —          —     

Litigation accrual

     (11     (7     (0.01     —          —          —     

Thailand flood loss

     (2     (1     —          —          —          —     

Tax indemnification accrual adjustment

     3        4        0.01        —          —          —     

Debt extinguishment costs

     —          —          —          (55     (35     (0.06
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impact of significant items on income (loss) from continuing operations before significant tax matters

     (361     (248     (0.42     (123     (82     (0.13

Significant tax matters affecting comparability:

            

Tax on unremitted earnings

     —          (111     (0.19     —          —          —     

Tax audit settlement/reserve adjustments

     —          81        0.14        —          8        0.01   

Tax valuation allowance adjustment

     —          (72     (0.12     —          —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impact of significant items on income (loss) from continuing operations

     (361     (350     (0.59     (123     (74     (0.12
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Discontinued operations:

            

Severance/ retention charges

     (17     (12     (0.02     (66     (47     (0.07

Consulting, advisory & other costs

     (16     (13     (0.02     (12     (9     (0.02

Accelerated depreciation

     —          —          —          (2     (2     —     

Impairment charges

     (385     (345     (0.58     —          —          —     

Gain on sale of discontinued operations

     771        403        0.68        1,184        608        0.96   

Licensing agreement termination charge

     —          —          —          (39     (27     (0.04

Pension curtailment/withdrawal

     (3     (2     —          (3     (2     —     

Tax basis difference adjustment

     —          186        0.31        —          225        0.35   

Tax audit settlement/reserve adjustments

     —          22        0.04        —          —          —     

Tax valuation allowance adjustment

     —          —          —          —          (3     —     

Tax on unremitted earnings

     —          (66     (0.11     —          (6     (0.01
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Significant items impacting discontinued operations

     350        173        0.29        1,062        737        1.16   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impact of significant items on net income (loss) attributable to Sara Lee

   $ (11   $ (177   $ (0.30   $ 939      $ 663      $ 1.04   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impact of significant items on income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes:

            

Cost of sales

   $ (18       $ (2    

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     (132         (19    

Exit and business dispositions

     (179         (47    

Impairment charges

     (32         —         

Debt extinguishment costs

     —              (55    
  

 

 

       

 

 

     

Total

   $ (361       $ (123    
  

 

 

       

 

 

     

Notes:

(1) EPS amounts are rounded to the nearest $0.01 and may not add to the total.
(2) Taxes computed at applicable statutory rates.

 

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Consolidated Results – Third Quarter of 2012 Compared with Third Quarter of 2011

The following table summarizes net sales and operating income for the third quarter of 2012 and 2011 and certain items that affected the comparability of these amounts:

 

     Quarter ended  

Total Corporation Performance (In millions)

   Mar. 31,
2012
    Apr. 2,
2011
    Change     Percent
Change
 

Net sales

   $ 1,899      $ 1,860      $ 39        2.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Less: Increase / (decrease) in net sales from:

        

Changes in foreign currency exchange rates

   $ —        $ 34      $ (34  

Acquisitions/dispositions

     38        20        18     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted net sales

   $ 1,861      $ 1,806      $ 55        3.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

   $ 66      $ 194      $ (128     (65.9 )% 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Less: Increase / (decrease) in operating income from:

        

Changes in foreign currency exchange rates

   $ —        $ 4      $ (4  

Restructuring actions

     (112     (17