10-Q 1 emr-3312014x10q.htm FORM 10-Q EMR-3.31.2014-10Q


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

______________________
FORM 10-Q
 
ý QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014

OR

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

For the transition period from ____________________ to __________________

Commission file number 1-278

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Missouri
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
43-0259330
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
8000 W. Florissant Ave.
P.O. Box 4100
St. Louis, Missouri
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
63136
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (314) 553-2000

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

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ý No £
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer ý
Accelerated filer ¨
Non-accelerated filer ¨   (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company ¨

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

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. Common stock of $0.50 par value per share outstanding at April 30, 2014: 701,744,082 shares.


1

FORM 10-Q

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2014
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts; unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

Net sales
$
5,960

 
5,812

 
11,513

 
11,418

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales
3,587

 
3,417

 
6,933

 
6,787

Selling, general and administrative expenses
1,426

 
1,394

 
2,820

 
2,838

Other deductions, net
59

 
137

 
145

 
232

Interest expense (net of interest income of $3, $4, $7 and $11 respectively)
57

 
47

 
111

 
101

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings before income taxes
831

 
817

 
1,504

 
1,460

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income taxes
253

 
263

 
460

 
429

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earnings
578

 
554

 
1,044

 
1,031

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less: Noncontrolling interests in earnings of subsidiaries
17

 
7

 
29

 
22

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earnings common stockholders
$
561

 
547

 
1,015

 
1,009

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per share common stockholders
$
0.77

 
0.78

 
1.40

 
1.43

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per share common stockholders
$
0.77

 
0.77

 
1.39

 
1.42

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash dividends per common share
$
0.41

 
0.43

 
0.82

 
0.86

 



















See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


2

FORM 10-Q

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2014
(Dollars in millions; unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2013


2014

 
2013

 
2014

Net earnings
$
578

 
554

 
1,044

 
1,031

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation
(131
)
 
(4
)
 
(52
)
 
11

Pension and postretirement
37

 
24

 
74

 
47

Cash flow hedges
(2
)
 
(10
)
 
(5
)
 
(7
)
        Total other comprehensive income (loss)
(96
)
 
10

 
17

 
51

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comprehensive income
482

 
564

 
1,061

 
1,082

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less: Noncontrolling interests in comprehensive
          income of subsidiaries
12

 
7

 
23

 
20

Comprehensive income common stockholders
$
470

 
557

 
1,038

 
1,062




































See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.



3

FORM 10-Q

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in millions, except shares and per share amounts; unaudited)
  
 
Sept 30, 2013
 
Mar 31, 2014
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
Cash and equivalents
$
3,275

 
2,724

Receivables, less allowances of $103 and $107, respectively
4,808

 
4,563

Inventories
1,895

 
2,233

Other current assets
1,021

 
683

Total current assets
10,999

 
10,203

 
 
 
 
Property, plant and equipment, net
3,605

 
3,692

Other assets
 

 
 
Goodwill
7,509

 
7,875

Other intangible assets
1,672

 
1,810

Other
926

 
766

Total other assets
10,107

 
10,451

Total assets
$
24,711

 
24,346

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 

 
 

Current liabilities
 

 
 

Short-term borrowings and current maturities of long-term debt
$
1,587

 
2,661

Accounts payable
2,725

 
2,522

Accrued expenses
3,184

 
2,583

Income taxes
129

 
66

Total current liabilities
7,625

 
7,832

 
 
 
 
Long-term debt
4,055

 
3,836

 
 
 
 
Other liabilities
2,313

 
2,153

 
 
 
 
Equity
 

 
 

Common stock, $0.50 par value; authorized, 1,200,000,000 shares; issued, 953,354,012 shares; outstanding, 706,660,259 shares and 701,571,074 shares, respectively
477

 
477

Additional paid-in-capital
352

 
200

Retained earnings
18,930

 
19,333

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(189
)
 
(128
)
Cost of common stock in treasury, 246,693,753 shares and 251,782,938 shares, respectively
(8,985
)
 
(9,405
)
Common stockholders’ equity
10,585

 
10,477

Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries
133

 
48

Total equity
10,718

 
10,525

Total liabilities and equity
$
24,711

 
24,346


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. 


4

FORM 10-Q

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
SIX MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2014
(Dollars in millions; unaudited)

 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2013

 
2014

Operating activities
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
1,044

 
1,031

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
411

 
419

Changes in operating working capital
(337
)
 
(273
)
Other, net
95

 
89

Net cash provided by operating activities
1,213

 
1,266

 
 
 
 
Investing activities
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(297
)
 
(397
)
Purchases of businesses, net of cash and equivalents acquired

 
(576
)
Divestiture of business
3

 
268

Other, net
(48
)
 
(55
)
Net cash used by investing activities
(342
)
 
(760
)
 
 
 
 
Financing activities
 
 
 
Net increase in short-term borrowings
21

 
1,090

Proceeds from long-term debt
499

 
1

Principal payments on long-term debt
(270
)
 
(322
)
Dividends paid
(593
)
 
(606
)
Purchases of common stock
(271
)
 
(596
)
Purchase of noncontrolling interest

 
(574
)
Other, net
14

 
(37
)
Net cash used by financing activities
(600
)
 
(1,044
)
 
 
 
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents
(23
)
 
(13
)
Increase (decrease) in cash and equivalents
248

 
(551
)
Beginning cash and equivalents
2,367

 
3,275

Ending cash and equivalents
$
2,615

 
2,724

 
 
 
 
Changes in operating working capital
 
 
 
Receivables
$
418

 
298

Inventories
(202
)
 
(235
)
Other current assets
(9
)
 
12

Accounts payable
(239
)
 
(75
)
Accrued expenses
(238
)
 
(227
)
Income taxes
(67
)
 
(46
)
Total changes in operating working capital
$
(337
)
 
(273
)
 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


5

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 FORM 10-Q


Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

1.
In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements include all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of operating results for the interim periods presented. Adjustments consist of normal and recurring accruals. The consolidated financial statements are presented in accordance with the requirements of Form 10-Q and consequently do not include all disclosures required for annual financial statements presented in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2013.

The Company’s interim statements of cash flows in previous years reported capital expenditures as equipment was received, rather than when paid. The statement of cash flows for the six months ended March 31, 2013 was adjusted by $62 million to reflect capital expenditures when payment is made, which had the effect of increasing investing cash flow and operating cash flow compared with amounts previously reported, while the fourth quarter of 2013 has been decreased by similar amounts. This revision was not considered material to the previously issued financial statements. Total investing cash flow and operating cash flow previously reported for the full fiscal year 2013 are not affected.

Effective October 2013, the Company adopted updates to ASC 210, Balance Sheet, and to ASC 220, Comprehensive Income. ASC 210 requires entities to disclose both assets and liabilities related to derivatives subject to enforceable master netting arrangements, including collateral, and reconcile those amounts to the net amount presented in the balance sheet. ASC 220 requires entities to disclose reclassifications into earnings from accumulated other comprehensive income (AOCI) and other current period activity. There is no change to the items reported in AOCI or when those items should be reclassified into earnings. These updates did not materially impact the Company’s financial statements.

2.
Reconciliations of weighted average shares for basic and diluted earnings per common share follow (in millions). Earnings allocated to participating securities were inconsequential.
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

Basic shares outstanding
720.5

 
701.7

 
721.4

 
702.6

Dilutive shares
4.8

 
3.5

 
4.7

 
4.1

Diluted shares outstanding
725.3

 
705.2

 
726.1

 
706.7

 

3.
Other Financial Information (in millions):
 
Sept 30, 2013

 
Mar 31, 2014

Inventories
 
 
 
Finished products
$
678

 
811

Raw materials and work in process
1,217

 
1,422

Total
$
1,895

 
2,233

 
Property, plant and equipment, net
 
 
 
Property, plant and equipment, at cost
$
9,092

 
9,304

Less: Accumulated depreciation
5,487

 
5,612

     Total
$
3,605

 
3,692




6

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 FORM 10-Q

 
Sept 30, 2013

 
Mar 31, 2014

Goodwill by business segment
 
 
 
Process Management
$
2,383

 
2,705

Industrial Automation
1,352

 
1,363

Network Power
2,832

 
2,865

Climate Technologies
503

 
505

Commercial & Residential Solutions
439

 
437

     Total
$
7,509

 
7,875


The change in goodwill since September 30, 2013 is primarily due to the Virgo and Enardo acquisitions (see Note 11) and foreign currency translation.
 
Sept 30, 2013

 
Mar 31, 2014

Accrued expenses include the following
 
 
 
Employee compensation
$
650

 
575

Customer advanced payments
$
402

 
448

Product warranty
$
183

 
190

Other liabilities
 
 
 
Pension plans
$
539

 
517

Deferred income taxes
823

 
774

Postretirement plans, excluding current portion
263

 
261

Other
688

 
601

     Total
$
2,313

 
2,153


4.
Following is a discussion regarding the Company’s use of financial instruments:
Hedging Activities – As of March 31, 2014, the notional amount of foreign currency hedge positions was approximately $1.6 billion, while commodity hedge contracts totaled $234 million representing 82 million pounds of copper and aluminum. All derivatives receiving deferral accounting are cash flow hedges. The majority of hedging gains and losses deferred as of March 31, 2014 are expected to be recognized over the next 12 months as the underlying forecasted transactions occur. Gains and losses on foreign currency derivatives reported in other deductions, net reflect hedges of balance sheet exposures that do not receive deferral accounting. The following gains and losses are included in earnings and other comprehensive income (OCI) for the three and six months ended March 31, 2013 and 2014 (in millions):
 
 
 
 
Into Earnings
 
Into OCI
 
 
 
 
2nd Quarter
 
Six Months
 
2nd Quarter
 
Six Months
Gains (Losses)
 
Location
 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

Commodity
 
Cost of sales
 
$
(1
)
 
(2
)
 
(4
)
 
(5
)
 
(11
)
 
(18
)
 
(16
)
 
(16
)
Foreign currency
 
Sales, cost of sales
 
7

 
1

 
11

 
3

 
13

 
1

 
15

 
2

Foreign currency
 
Other deductions, net
 
(9
)
 
(7
)
 

 
(10
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Total
 
 
 
$
(3
)
 
(8
)
 
7

 
(12
)
 
2

 
(17
)
 
(1
)
 
(14
)
Regardless of whether derivatives receive deferral accounting, the Company expects hedging gains or losses to be essentially offset by losses or gains on the related underlying exposures. The amounts ultimately recognized will differ from those presented above for open positions, which remain subject to ongoing market price fluctuations until settlement. Derivatives receiving deferral accounting are highly effective and no amounts were excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness. Hedge ineffectiveness was immaterial for the three and six months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013.


7

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 FORM 10-Q

Fair Value Measurements – Valuations for all derivatives and the Company's long-term debt fall within Level 2 of the GAAP valuation hierarchy. At March 31, 2014, the fair values of commodity contracts and foreign currency contracts were reported in other current assets and accrued expenses. There was no collateral posted with counterparties as of March 31, 2014. The maximum collateral that could have been required was $20 million. As of March 31, 2014, the fair value of long-term debt was $4,498 million which exceeded the carrying value by $411 million. Valuations of derivative contract positions are summarized below (in millions):  
 
September 30, 2013
 
March 31, 2014
 
Assets
 
Liabilities
 
Assets
 
Liabilities
Foreign Currency
$
18

 
17

 
15

 
14

Commodity
$
2

 
8

 

 
17


5.
The change in equity for the first six months of 2014 is shown below (in millions):  
 
Common
Stockholders'
Equity
 
Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries
 
Total Equity
Balance at September 30, 2013
$
10,585

 
133

 
10,718

Net earnings
1,009

 
22

 
1,031

Other comprehensive income (loss)
53

 
(2
)
 
51

Cash dividends
(606
)
 
(4
)
 
(610
)
Purchase of noncontrolling interest
(343
)
 
(101
)
 
(444
)
Net (purchases) issuances of common stock
(221
)
 

 
(221
)
Balance at March 31, 2014
$
10,477

 
48

 
10,525


6.
Activity in accumulated other comprehensive income for the three and six months ended March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014 is shown below (in millions):  
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

Foreign currency translation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Beginning balance
$
546

 
521

 
466

 
504

   Purchase of noncontrolling interest

 
8

 

 
8

   Other comprehensive income
(126
)
 
(4
)
 
(46
)
 
13

   Ending balance
420

 
525

 
420

 
525

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension and postretirement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Beginning balance
(1,176
)
 
(669
)
 
(1,213
)
 
(692
)
   Amortization of deferred actuarial losses into earnings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      net of tax: $(21), $(13), $(42) and $(26), respectively
37

 
24

 
74

 
47

   Ending balance
(1,139
)
 
(645
)
 
(1,139
)
 
(645
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flow hedges
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Beginning balance
13

 
2

 
16

 
(1
)
   Deferred gains (losses) arising during the period,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      net of tax: $(1), $6, $0 and $6, respectively
1

 
(11
)
 
(1
)
 
(8
)
   Reclassification of realized (gain) loss to sales and cost of
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      sales, net of tax: $3, $0, $3 and $(1), respectively
(3
)
 
1

 
(4
)
 
1

   Ending balance
11

 
(8
)
 
11

 
(8
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
$
(708
)
 
(128
)
 
(708
)
 
(128
)



8

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 FORM 10-Q

7.     Total periodic pension and postretirement expense is summarized below (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

Service cost
$
27

 
23

 
53

 
47

Interest cost
57

 
60

 
113

 
122

Expected return on plan assets
(83
)
 
(86
)
 
(166
)
 
(172
)
Net amortization
58

 
37

 
116

 
73

Total
$
59

 
34

 
116

 
70


Lower expense primarily reflects the impact of the higher interest rate environment and favorable investment performance the last two years.

8.
Other deductions, net are summarized below (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

Amortization of intangibles
$
54

 
58

 
113

 
115

Rationalization of operations
16

 
21

 
32

 
34

Other
(11
)
 
58

 

 
83

Total
$
59

 
137

 
145

 
232


The increase in Other for the second quarter reflects foreign currency volatility, which resulted in $14 million of transaction losses in 2014 compared to gains of $21 million in 2013. Other also includes $34 million, which is the Company's share of losses from its equity investment in Artesyn Embedded Technologies ("Artesyn"), primarily due to significant restructuring costs. See Note 11.

9.     Rationalization of operations expense reflects costs associated with the Company’s ongoing efforts to improve operational efficiency and deploy assets globally in order to remain competitive on a worldwide basis. Details of the change in the liability for rationalization during the six months ended March 31, 2014 follow (in millions):
 
Sept 30, 2013

 
Expense

 
Paid/Utilized

 
Mar 31, 2014

Severance and benefits
$
27

 
20

 
18

 
29

Lease and other contract terminations
3

 
2

 
2

 
3

Vacant facility and other shutdown costs
1

 
4

 
4

 
1

Start-up and moving costs
1

 
8

 
8

 
1

Total
$
32

 
34

 
32

 
34

 




9

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 FORM 10-Q

Rationalization of operations expense by segment is provided below (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

Process Management
$
4

 
5

 
7

 
8

Industrial Automation
5

 
3

 
10

 
5

Network Power
5

 
6

 
9

 
10

Climate Technologies
1

 
7

 
2

 
10

Commercial & Residential Solutions
1

 

 
4

 
1

Total
$
16

 
21

 
32

 
34


The Company expects to incur full year 2014 rationalization expense of approximately $70 million to $80 million. This includes the $34 million incurred to date, as well as costs to complete actions initiated before the end of the second quarter and actions anticipated to be approved and initiated during the remainder of the year. Costs for the three and six months ended March 31, 2014 largely relate to shifting resources to higher growth regions and to directly serve local markets.

10.
Summarized information about the Company's results of operations by business segment follows (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Six Months Ended March 31,
 
Sales
 
Earnings
 
Sales
 
Earnings
 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

 
2013

 
2014

Process Management
$
2,020

 
2,108

 
403

 
383

 
3,916

 
4,149

 
736

 
756

Industrial Automation
1,213

 
1,232

 
186

 
187

 
2,350

 
2,381

 
350

 
349

Network Power
1,481

 
1,171

 
111

 
96

 
2,940

 
2,474

 
216

 
179

Climate Technologies
988

 
1,041

 
175

 
186

 
1,740

 
1,827

 
276

 
293

Commercial & Residential Solutions
457

 
460

 
98

 
99

 
910

 
926

 
195

 
199

 
6,159

 
6,012

 
973

 
951

 
11,856

 
11,757

 
1,773

 
1,776

Differences in accounting methods
 
 
 
 
54

 
60

 
 
 
 
 
104

 
117

Corporate and other
 
 
 
 
(139
)
 
(147
)
 
 
 
 
 
(262
)
 
(332
)
Eliminations/Interest
(199
)
 
(200
)
 
(57
)
 
(47
)
 
(343
)
 
(339
)
 
(111
)
 
(101
)
     Total
$
5,960

 
5,812

 
831

 
817

 
11,513

 
11,418

 
1,504

 
1,460

 
Industrial Automation intersegment sales for the quarters ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 were $182 million and $177 million, respectively, and were $298 million in both year-to-date periods. The increase in corporate and other for the second quarter is primarily due a $34 million loss from the Artesyn equity investment, partially offset by lower incentive compensation of $21 million.The year-to-date increase reflects these items, plus inventory costs of $22 million from purchase accounting and a $17 million increase in charitable contributions due to accelerating funding of all fiscal 2014 contributions into the first quarter.

11.
On November 22, 2013, the Company completed the divestiture of a 51 percent controlling interest in the embedded computing and power business (now Artesyn) and received proceeds of $268 million, net of working capital adjustments. The Company retained an interest with a fair value of approximately $60 million, determined using a Level 3 option pricing model. No pretax gain or loss was recognized on completion of the transaction; a tax benefit of $12 million was recognized. Year-to-date consolidated operating results include sales of $146 million for this business through the transaction date. Assets and liabilities held-for-sale as of the closing date were: other current assets, $367 million (accounts receivable, inventories, other); other assets, $212 million (property, plant and equipment, goodwill, other noncurrent assets); and accrued expenses, $251 million (accounts payable and other liabilities). Prior to the divestiture, cash of $376 million ($308 million, after tax provided in fiscal 2013) was repatriated from this business. In fiscal 2013, the Company initiated the repurchase of $600 million of Emerson common stock in anticipation of the sale proceeds and the repatriation of cash. The repurchase was completed in the first quarter of 2014.



10

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 FORM 10-Q

In first quarter of 2014, the Company acquired two businesses in the Process Management segment's final control business, Virgo Valves and Controls, LTD, a manufacturer of ball valves and automation systems, and Enardo LLC, a manufacturer of tank and terminal safety equipment. Total cash paid for both businesses was $506 million, net of cash acquired, and the Company assumed $76 million of debt. Combined annualized sales for Virgo and Enardo were over $300 million. Goodwill of $316 million (nondeductible for tax purposes) and identifiable intangible assets of $188 million were initially recognized from these transactions, primarily customer relationships and patents and technology with weighted-average lives of approximately 12 years. In addition, the Company also acquired two other smaller businesses in the first quarter of 2014 for approximately $70 million, net of cash acquired. Valuations of acquired assets and liabilities are in process and will be completed during 2014.

In second quarter of 2014, the Company acquired the remaining 44.5 percent noncontrolling interest in EGS Electrical Group LLC for $574 million. The transaction reduced noncontrolling interests $101 million and common stockholders equity $343 million, and increased deferred tax assets $130 million. The transaction does not affect consolidated results of operations other than eliminating the noncontrolling interest's share of future earnings and distributions from this business. Sales for this electrical distribution business were more than $500 million in 2013. This business has been renamed Appleton Group and will continue to be reported in the Industrial Automation segment. Full ownership provides growth opportunities in the oil, gas and chemical end markets by leveraging the Company's Process Management and international distribution channels.
  
12.
On October 22, 2012, Invensys Systems, Inc. filed a suit for patent infringement against the Company and its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Micro Motion, Inc., in the Eastern District of Texas captioned Invensys Systems, Inc. v. Emerson Electric Co. and Micro Motion, Inc., USA. The complaint alleges infringement on Invensys patents by Micro Motion's Coriolis flowmeter "Enhanced Core Processors." The Invensys suit seeks unspecified damages for past infringement and an injunction preventing the Company and Micro Motion from engaging in future infringement. It is too early in the litigation to assess any potential financial impact. The Company and Micro Motion believe that the Invensys claims are without merit and that they have strong defenses to the claims, and intend to aggressively defend the suit.


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Items 2 and 3.

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

OVERVIEW
Second quarter sales were $5.8 billion, down 2 percent, as the divestiture of embedded computing and power, net of acquisitions, negatively affected comparisons 4 percentage points. Underlying sales growth was 2 percent reflecting mixed global macroeconomic conditions. Slower implementation of large projects in the process industry and harsh weather in North America hampered growth. Net earnings common stockholders were $547 million, down 2 percent. Diluted earnings per share were $0.77, flat compared with the prior year. Earnings per share included a $(0.03) per share equity investment loss. Year-to-date operating cash flow was $1.3 billion, up 4 percent from prior year, while the second quarter was flat.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Following is an analysis of the Company’s operating results for the second quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared with the second quarter ended March 31, 2013.
Three Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net sales
$
5,960

 
5,812

 
(2
)%
Gross profit
$
2,373

 
2,395

 
1
 %
Percent of sales
39.8
%
 
41.2
%
 
 

SG&A
$
1,426

 
1,394

 
 

Percent of sales
23.9
%
 
24.0
%
 
 

Other deductions, net
$
59

 
137

 
 

Interest expense, net
$
57

 
47

 
 

Earnings before income taxes
$
831

 
817

 
(2
)%
Percent of sales
13.9
%
 
14.1
%
 
 

Net earnings common stockholders
$
561

 
547

 
(2
)%
Percent of sales
9.4
%
 
9.4
%
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted EPS – Net earnings
$
0.77

 
0.77

 
 %

Net sales for the second quarter of 2014 were $5,812 million, a decrease of $148 million, or 2 percent compared with $5,960 million in 2013, due to the embedded computing and power divestiture ("the divestiture"). Underlying sales increased 2 percent ($110 million) from volume, the divestiture subtracted 5 percent ($303 million) and acquisitions added 1 percent ($81 million). Foreign currency translation subtracted $36 million. Underlying sales increased 3 percent in the U.S. and 1 percent internationally. Europe was up 1 percent, Asia was up 4 percent (China up 9 percent), Latin America was up 3 percent and Canada was up 2 percent. Middle East/Africa decreased 9 percent. Sales increased in all segments except Network Power. Process Management increased $88 million, or 4 percent, primarily due to acquisitions, and Climate Technologies increased $53 million, or 5 percent, led by growth in the compressors business. Sales for Network Power decreased $310 million, or 21 percent, due to the divestiture.

Cost of sales in 2014 were $3,417 million, a decrease of $170 million compared to $3,587 million in 2013, largely due to the divestiture. Gross profit margin of 41.2 percent in 2014, compared to 39.8 percent in 2013, increased primarily due to materials cost containment, lower pension, and the favorable comparative impact of the divestiture, which had a lower relative gross profit margin. Cost reduction actions offset unfavorable mix and higher other costs.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses of $1,394 million decreased $32 million compared with prior year. The decrease in SG&A expense was primarily due to the divestiture and a $21 million decrease in incentive stock compensation expense. SG&A as a percent of sales was 24.0 percent in 2014, a 0.1 percentage point increase versus 2013, due to the unfavorable comparative impact of the divestiture which had lower relative SG&A requirements as a percent of sales, partially offset by lower incentive stock compensation.



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Other deductions, net were $137 million in 2014, an increase of $78 million primarily due to foreign currency volatility, which resulted in transaction losses of $14 million in 2014 compared to gains of $21 million in 2013, and a $34 million loss from the Artesyn equity investment. See Notes 8 and 9.

Pretax earnings of $817 million decreased $14 million, or 2 percent. Earnings decreased $20 million in Process Management on volatile foreign currency, and $15 million in Network Power primarily due to the divestiture. Climate Technologies increased $11 million on solid sales growth. Lower interest expense of $10 million largely offset higher other costs. See Note 10.

Income taxes were $263 million for 2014 and $253 million for 2013, resulting in effective tax rates of 32 percent and 31 percent, respectively. The effective tax rate for full year 2014 is estimated at approximately 31 percent.

Net earnings common stockholders in 2014 were $547 million, down 2 percent. Earnings per share were $0.77, flat compared with prior year, and included benefits from purchases of common stock for treasury and lower noncontrolling interest in earnings of subsidiaries. Earnings per share included a ($0.03) per share equity investment loss. See Note 8.

BUSINESS SEGMENTS
Following is an analysis of operating results for the Company’s business segments for the second quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared with the second quarter ended March 31, 2013. The Company defines segment earnings as earnings before interest and taxes.
 
Process Management
Three Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
2,020

 
2,108

 
4
 %
Earnings
$
403

 
383

 
(5
)%
Margin
20.0
%
 
18.2
%
 
 


Process Management sales were $2.1 billion in the second quarter, an increase of $88 million or 4 percent, primarily due to acquisitions as the pace of large project implementation by customers slowed. Underlying sales increased 1 percent ($25 million) on volume growth, with a 4 percent ($81 million) favorable impact from acquisitions, and a 1 percent ($18 million) unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation. The systems and solutions business had strong growth and the measurement devices business was up slightly. The final control business increased due to the Virgo and Enardo acquisitions. Sales increased 8 percent in the U.S. and 4 percent in Europe. Asia was down 1 percent, with China up 5 percent. Both Latin America and Canada were down 3 percent, and Middle East/Africa decreased 14 percent. Earnings include the benefit of acquired businesses and materials cost containment. However, earnings decreased $20 million and margin declined 180 basis points primarily due to foreign currency transaction volatility with a $3 million loss in 2014 compared to a $28 million gain in 2013.
Industrial Automation
Three Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
1,213

 
1,232

 
2
%
Earnings
$
186

 
187

 
%
Margin
15.4
%
 
15.2
%
 
 


Industrial Automation sales were $1.2 billion in the second quarter, an increase of $19 million or 2 percent, as market conditions for industrial goods improved modestly. Underlying sales were also up 2 percent ($18 million) on volume increases slightly offset by lower price, and foreign currency translation added $1 million. Sales growth was led by motors and drives, electrical distribution, fluid automation and hermetic motors, partially offset by softness in the power generating alternators and power transmission businesses. Underlying sales were flat in both the U.S. and Europe, and increased 6 percent in Asia on 18 percent growth in China. Sales were up 7 percent in Latin


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America, 1 percent in Middle East/Africa and 4 percent in Canada. Earnings were essentially flat as materials cost containment more than offset lower pricing. Cost reduction actions offset higher other costs.
Network Power
Three Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
1,481

 
1,171

 
(21
)%
Earnings
$
111

 
96

 
(14
)%
Margin
7.5
%
 
8.2
%
 
 

Network Power sales were $1.2 billion in the second quarter, a decrease of $310 million or 21 percent, due to the embedded computing and power divestiture. Underlying sales increased 1 percent ($8 million) as 2 percent volume gains were partially offset by 1 percent lower price. The divestiture of embedded computing and power subtracted 21 percent ($303 million) and foreign currency translation deducted 1 percent ($15 million). Growth was led by the telecommunications-related power business. Data center technologies experienced mixed demand as modest growth in uninterruptible power supplies was more than offset by decreases in the thermal and infrastructure management businesses. Underlying sales were up 1 percent in the U.S., decreased 3 percent in Europe and increased 4 percent in Asia. Latin America was down 8 percent, and Canada was up 22 percent, while Middle East/Africa was flat. Earnings decreased $15 million, or 14 percent, with 8 percentage points of the decrease attributable to the divestiture with earnings of $9 million in the prior year. Materials cost containment substantially offset lower pricing. Cost reduction actions offset other costs and unfavorable mix.

Climate Technologies
Three Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
988

 
1,041

 
5
%
Earnings
$
175

 
186

 
6
%
Margin
17.7
%
 
17.9
%
 
 

Climate Technologies sales were $1.0 billion in the second quarter, an increase of $53 million or 5 percent. Underlying sales increased nearly 6 percent ($56 million) on higher volume slightly offset by lower price, and foreign currency translation deducted less than 1 percent ($3 million). Moderate growth in the compressors business was led by strength in the global refrigeration business, particularly in transportation. Air conditioning increased modestly on growth in the U.S. The solutions and temperature sensors businesses had strong growth and the temperature control business was down modestly. Sales increased 2 percent in the U.S., 3 percent in Europe and 11 percent in Asia on strong growth in China. Latin America was up 36 percent and Canada was up 1 percent, while sales were down 4 percent in Middle East/Africa. Earnings increased $11 million on volume and cost reduction actions, partially offset by higher rationalization expense of $6 million and unfavorable mix. Materials cost containment more than offset lower pricing.

Commercial & Residential Solutions
Three Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
457

 
460

 
1
%
Earnings
$
98

 
99

 
1
%
Margin
21.3
%
 
21.4
%
 
 


Commercial & Residential Solutions sales were $460 million in the second quarter, an increase of $3 million, or 1 percent on slightly higher volume. The wet/dry vacuums, professional tools and food waste disposers businesses had strong growth, while residential and commercial storage declined sharply due to harsh winter weather, which affected residential end markets. Underlying sales were up 1 percent, as sales declined 1 percent in the U.S. and


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increased 8 percent internationally. Earnings were essentially flat and margin increased 10 basis points, as higher volume and savings from cost reduction actions were partially offset by unfavorable mix.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Following is an analysis of the Company’s operating results for the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared with the six months ended March 31, 2013.
Six Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net sales
$
11,513

 
11,418

 
(1
)%
Gross profit
$
4,580

 
4,631

 
1
 %
Percent of sales
39.8
%
 
40.6
%
 
 

SG&A
$
2,820

 
2,838

 
 

Percent of sales
24.5
%
 
24.9
%
 
 

Other deductions, net
$
145

 
232

 
 

Interest expense, net
$
111

 
101

 
 

Earnings before income taxes
$
1,504

 
1,460

 
(3
)%
Percent of sales
13.1
%
 
12.8
%
 
 

Net earnings common stockholders
$
1,015

 
1,009

 
(1
)%
Percent of sales
8.8
%
 
8.8
%
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted EPS – Net earnings
$
1.39

 
1.42

 
2
 %

Net sales for the first six months of 2014 were $11,418 million, a decrease of $95 million, or 1 percent, compared with $11,513 million in 2013. Underlying sales increased 2 percent ($287 million) on volume gains, the divestiture deducted 4 percent ($476 million) and acquisitions added 1 percent ($141 million). Foreign currency translation was $47 million unfavorable. Sales increased 3 percent both in the U.S. and internationally. Underlying sales increased 1 percent in Europe, 7 percent in Asia and 1 percent in Latin America. Middle East/Africa and Canada were both down 1 percent. The sales increase was led by Process Management, which was up $233 million, or 6 percent, aided by acquisitions. Climate Technologies was up $87 million, or 5 percent, on growth in the compressors business. Sales for Network Power decreased $466 million, or 16 percent, due to the divestiture.

Cost of sales for 2014 were $6,787 million, a decrease of $146 million versus $6,933 million in 2013 due largely to the divestiture. Gross profit margin of 40.6 percent for 2014, versus 39.8 percent for 2013, increased primarily due to materials cost containment, lower pension, and the favorable comparative impact of the divestiture, which had lower relative gross profit margin. Cost reduction actions offset higher inventory costs of $22 million from purchase accounting, unfavorable mix and higher warranty.

SG&A expenses of $2,838 million increased $18 million compared with prior year. SG&A as a percent of sales was 24.9 percent in 2014, a 0.4 percentage point increase. Higher SG&A expense primarily reflect costs associated with increased volume and a $17 million effect of accelerating 2014 charitable contributions into the first quarter, partially offset by lower incentive stock compensation of $24 million. The increase in SG&A as a percent of sales is due to these items, and the unfavorable comparative impact of the divestiture which had lower relative SG&A requirements.

Other deductions, net were $232 million in 2014, an increase of $87 million. The increase primarily reflects unfavorable foreign currency transactions of $24 million and a $34 million loss from the Artesyn equity investment. See Notes 8 and 9.

Pretax earnings of $1,460 million decreased $44 million. Segment results were flat including the impact of the divestiture. Corporate and other costs were unfavorable. See Note 10.
Income taxes were $429 million for 2014 and $460 million for 2013, resulting in effective tax rates of 29 percent and 31 percent, respectively. The current year effective tax rate benefited approximately 2 percentage points from certain items, including 1 percentage point each from the divestitures of embedded computing and power and an investment.


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Net earnings common stockholders for 2014 were $1,009 million, down 1 percent. Earnings per share were $1.42, up 2 percent compared to prior year, and included benefits from purchases of common stock for treasury and lower noncontrolling interest in earnings of subsidiaries. Earnings per share included a $(0.03) per share equity investment loss. See Note 8.
BUSINESS SEGMENTS
Following is an analysis of operating results for the Company’s business segments for the six months ended March 31, 2014, compared with the six months ended March 31, 2013. The Company defines segment earnings as earnings before interest and taxes.
 
Process Management
Six Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
3,916

 
4,149

 
6
%
Earnings
$
736

 
756

 
3
%
Margin
18.8
%
 
18.2
%
 
 

Process Management sales were $4.1 billion for the first six months of 2014, an increase of $233 million or 6 percent, on continued demand in global energy and chemical end markets, and supported by acquisitions. Underlying sales increased 3 percent ($120 million) on volume growth, acquisitions added 4 percent ($141 million) and foreign currency translation deducted 1 percent ($28 million). The system and solutions business had solid growth and the measurement devices business was up modestly. The final control business increased due to the Virgo and Enardo acquisitions. Sales increased 7 percent in the U.S., 3 percent in Europe, and 6 percent in Asia on strength in China. Sales decreased 7 percent in Latin America, 6 percent in Middle East/Africa and 4 percent in Canada. Earnings increased $20 million on materials cost containment, cost reduction actions and acquisitions, partially offset by a $20 million unfavorable impact from foreign currency transactions and unfavorable product mix.
Industrial Automation
Six Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
2,350

 
2,381

 
1
 %
Earnings
$
350

 
349

 
 %
Margin
14.9
%
 
14.7
%
 
 


Industrial Automation sales were $2.4 billion for the first six months of 2014, an increase of $31 million or 1 percent. Underlying sales also increased 1 percent ($22 million) as higher volume of 2 percent was partially offset by 1 percent lower price. Foreign currency translation added $9 million. Mixed results across the segment reflect slowly recovering global industrial goods markets, with sales increases led by motors and drives, electrical distribution and fluid automation. Decreases in the power transmission and hermetic motors businesses partially offset these increases. The power generating alternators business was essentially flat with prior year. Underlying sales were flat in the United States, decreased 2 percent in Europe and increased 7 percent in Asia. Sales were up 5 percent in Latin America, 9 percent in Middle East/Africa and 3 percent in Canada. Earnings were flat and margin declined 20 basis points, reflecting higher warranty and other costs and unfavorable mix, partially offset by cost reduction actions. Materials cost containment more than offset lower pricing.


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Network Power
Six Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
2,940

 
2,474

 
(16
)%
Earnings
$
216

 
179

 
(17
)%
Margin
7.3
%
 
7.2
%
 
 

Network Power sales were $2.5 billion for the first six months of 2014, a decrease of $466 million or 16 percent. Underlying sales increased 1 percent ($34 million) as 2 percent higher volume was partially offset by 1 percent lower price. The embedded computing and power divestiture deducted 16 percent ($476 million) and foreign currency translation subtracted 1 percent ($24 million). Strong growth in the telecommunications-related power business led the slight increase in underlying sales. Demand was mixed for data center technologies as modest increases in uninterruptible power supplies were more than offset by decreases in the thermal and infrastructure management businesses. Underlying sales increased 1 percent in the United States, decreased 1 percent in Europe and increased 3 percent in Asia. Sales were flat in Latin America, up 5 percent in Canada and up 12 percent in Middle East/Africa. Earnings decreased $37 million, or 17 percent. Lower embedded computing and power earnings of $15 million and a $13 million research credit in the prior year comprised 12 percentage points of the decrease. Materials cost containment substantially offset lower pricing. Cost reduction actions were offset by other costs and unfavorable mix.

Climate Technologies
Six Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
1,740

 
1,827

 
5
%
Earnings
$
276

 
293

 
6
%
Margin
15.9
%
 
16.0
%
 
 

Climate Technologies sales were $1.8 billion for the first six months of 2014, an increase of $87 million or 5 percent. Underlying sales also increased 5 percent ($90 million), on 6 percent higher volume partially offset by 1 percent lower price. Foreign currency translation subtracted $3 million. Moderate growth in the compressors business was driven by strong demand in global refrigeration and solutions, supported by stable conditions in air conditioning. In air conditioning, China had strong growth and the U.S. and Europe were up slightly, partially offset by declines in other Asia. Growth was strong in the temperature sensors business, and temperature controls was up moderately. Overall, underlying sales were up 1 percent in the United States, 4 percent in Europe and 12 percent in Asia (China up 21 percent). Sales increased 23 percent in Latin America, were flat in Middle East/Africa and decreased 4 percent in Canada. Earnings increased $17 million and margin increased 10 basis points on volume, materials cost containment and cost reduction actions, partially offset by unfavorable mix, warranty and an $8 million increase in rationalization expense.

Commercial & Residential Solutions
Six Months Ended March 31
2013
 
2014
 
Change
(dollars in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
910

 
926

 
2
%
Earnings
$
195

 
199

 
2
%
Margin
21.4
%
 
21.4
%
 
 


Commercial & Residential Solutions sales were $926 million for the first six months of 2014, an increase of $16 million, or 2 percent. The sales increase was led by strong growth in the food waste disposers and professional tools businesses, and modest growth in the wet/dry vacuums business. Sales decreased for the residential and commercial storage businesses. Underlying sales were up 2 percent, as sales were flat in the U.S. and increased 7 percent internationally. Earnings increased slightly and margin was flat, reflecting higher volume and cost reduction actions, partially offset by unfavorable mix and higher materials costs.



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FINANCIAL CONDITION

Key elements of the Company's financial condition for the three months ended March 31, 2014 as compared to the year ended September 30, 2013.
 
Sept 30, 2013

 
Mar 31, 2014

Working capital (in millions)
$
3,374

 
2,371

Current ratio
1.4

 
1.3

Total debt-to-total capital
34.8
%
 
38.3
%
Net debt-to-net capital
18.3
%
 
26.5
%
Interest coverage ratio
14.6
X
 
14.0X

The Company's interest coverage ratio (earnings before income taxes plus interest expense, divided by interest expense) of 14.0X for the first six months of 2014 compares to 13.8X for the first six months of 2013. The increase is due to lower interest expense.
Cash provided by operating activities of $1,266 million increased $53 million, or 4 percent, compared with $1,213 million in the prior year period, primarily due to a smaller increase in working capital. Operating cash flow funded capital expenditures of $397 million, dividends of $606 million and purchases of common stock. Total common stock purchases of $596 million were supported by proceeds of $268 million from the divestiture of embedded computing and power. Cash on hand and a $1,090 million increase in short-term borrowings funded principal payments on long-term debt of $322 million, acquisitions of $576 million, and the buyout of the noncontrolling interest in Appleton Group for $574 million. For the first six months of 2014, free cash flow of $869 million (operating cash flow of $1,266 million less capital expenditures of $397 million) was down $47 million, due to increased capital spending, compared to free cash flow of $916 million (operating cash flow of $1,213 million less capital expenditures of $297 million) in 2013.  

In April 2014, the Company entered into a $3.5 billion five-year revolving backup credit facility with various banks, which replaced the December 2010 $2.75 billion facility. The credit facility is maintained to support general corporate purposes, including commercial paper borrowing. The Company has not incurred any borrowings under this or previous facilities. The credit facility contains no financial covenants and is not  subject to termination based on a change of credit rating or material adverse changes. The facility is unsecured and may be accessed under various interest rate and currency denomination alternatives at the Company’s option. Fees to maintain the facility are immaterial.   
Emerson maintains a conservative financial structure which provides the strength and flexibility necessary to achieve its strategic objectives. The Company has been able to readily meet all its funding requirements and currently believes that sufficient funds will be available to meet the Company’s needs in the foreseeable future through ongoing operations, existing resources, short- and long-term debt capacity or backup credit lines. These resources allow Emerson to reinvest in existing businesses, pursue strategic acquisitions and manage its capital structure on a short- and long-term basis.
FISCAL 2014 OUTLOOK
The global macroeconomic environment continues to show improvement although uncertainty persists in some markets, especially in the U.S. Orders growth of 9 percent in the second quarter provides encouraging momentum into the second half and next year. Process automation markets continue to support solid growth expectations with high levels of investment and project activity, particularly in North America. Industrial Automation orders showed strong growth on improved global industrial goods markets. Modest growth expectations for the year remain in Network Power. Climate Technologies expects continued strength in refrigeration, with improving market conditions in the U.S. Residential and commercial markets in the U.S. are expected to improve, supporting stronger second half growth in Commercial & Residential Solutions. Based on current market conditions, the Company's underlying sales are expected to grow 3 to 5 percent in 2014, excluding (4) percent from completed acquisitions and the divestiture of the embedded computing and power business. Reported sales are expected to change (1) to 1 percent. Earnings per share are expected to be between $3.68 and $3.80 on a reported basis. Expectations for full year operating cash flow of $3.4 million remain unchanged.


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Statements in this report that are not strictly historical may be "forward-looking" statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and Emerson undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect later developments. These risks and uncertainties include economic and currency conditions, market demand, pricing, protection of intellectual property, and competitive and technological factors, among others which are set forth in the “Risk Factors” of Part I, Item 1, and the "Safe Harbor Statement" of Exhibit 13, to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2013, which are hereby incorporated by reference.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures 

The Company maintains a system of disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in its reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported in a timely manner. This system also is designed to ensure information is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Company's certifying officers, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Based on an evaluation performed, the certifying officers have concluded that the disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this report.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, there can be no assurance that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures will detect or uncover all failures of persons within the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries to report material information otherwise required to be set forth in the Company's reports.
There was no change in the Company's internal control over financial reporting during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.  



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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
(c) Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities (shares in 000s).
Period
Total Number of Shares
Purchased
 
Average Price Paid Per Share
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs
 
Maximum Number of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs
January 2014
1,680
 
$65.79
 
1,680
 
57,694
February 2014
760
 
$64.51
 
760
 
56,934
March 2014
840
 
$64.90
 
840
 
56,094
     Total
3,280
 
$65.27
 
3,280
 
56,094
 
The Company’s Board of Directors authorized the purchase of up to 70 million shares of common stock under a May 2013 program.

Item 6. Exhibits

(a) Exhibits (Listed by numbers corresponding to the Exhibit Table of Item 601 in Regulation S-K). 
10.1

Credit Agreement dated as of April 30, 2014, incorporated by reference to Emerson Electric Co. Form 8-K dated April 30, 2014 and filed May 2, 2014, Exhibit 10.1.
 
 
12

Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges.
 
 
31

Certifications pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a).
 
 
32

Certifications pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.
 
 
101

Attached as Exhibit 101 to this report are the following documents formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the three and six months ended March 31, 2013 and 2014, (ii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and six months ended March 31, 2013 and 2014, (iii) Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2013 and March 31, 2014, (iv) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended March 31, 2013 and 2014, and (v) Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended March 31, 2014.  




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SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized. 
 
 
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By
/s/ Frank J. Dellaquila
 
 
 
 
Frank J. Dellaquila
 
 
 
 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
(on behalf of the registrant and as Chief Financial Officer)
 
 
 
 
May 7, 2014
 



INDEX TO EXHIBITS
Exhibit No.
Exhibit 
 
 
 
12

 
Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges.
 
 
 
31

 
Certifications pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(a).
 
 
 
32

 
Certifications pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.
 
 
 
101

 
Attached as Exhibit 101 to this report are the following documents formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the three and six months ended March 31, 2013 and 2014, (ii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and six months ended March 31, 2013 and 2014, (iii) Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2013 and March 31, 2014, (iv) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended March 31, 2013 and 2014, and (v) Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended March 31, 2014.  



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