10-K 1 a2222956z10-k.htm 10-K

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K

(Mark One)

   

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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014

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

Commission file number 1-9278

CARLISLE COMPANIES INCORPORATED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  31-1168055
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

11605 North Community House Road, Suite 600,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

(Address of principal executive office, including zip code)

 


(704) 501-1100
(Telephone Number)

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

Title of each class   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $1 par value
Preferred Stock Purchase Rights
  New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange

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         The aggregate market value of the shares of common stock of the registrant held by non-affiliates was approximately $5.3 billion based upon the closing price of the common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on June 30, 2014.

         As of February 6, 2015, 64,997,436 shares of common stock of the registrant were outstanding;

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

         Portions of the definitive Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 6, 2015 are incorporated by reference in Part III.

   



Part I

Item 1.    Business.

Overview

        Carlisle Companies Incorporated ("Carlisle", the "Company", "we", "us" or "our") was incorporated in 1986 in Delaware as a holding company for Carlisle Corporation, whose operations began in 1917, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Carlisle is a diversified manufacturing company consisting of four segments which manufacture and distribute a broad range of products. Additional information is contained in Items 7 and 8.

        The Company's executive offices are located at 11605 North Community House Road, Suite 600, Charlotte, North Carolina. The Company's main telephone number is (704) 501-1100. The Company's Internet website address is www.carlisle.com. Through this Internet website (found in the "Investor Relations" link), the Company makes available, free of charge, its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K and all amendments to those reports, as soon as reasonably practicable after these reports are electronically filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Management Philosophy/Business Strategy

        The Company strives to be the market leader of highly-engineered products in the various niche markets it serves. The Company is dedicated to achieving low-cost positions and providing service excellence based on, among other things, superior quality, on-time delivery, and short cycle times.

        The presidents of the various operating companies are given considerable autonomy and have a significant level of independent responsibility for their businesses and their performance. The Company believes that this structure encourages entrepreneurial action and enhances responsive decision making thereby enabling each operation to better serve its customers and react quickly to its customers' needs.

        The Company's executive management role is to (i) provide general management oversight and counsel, (ii) manage the Company's portfolio of businesses including identifying acquisition candidates and assisting in acquiring candidates identified by the operating companies, as well as identifying businesses for divestiture in an effort to optimize the portfolio, (iii) allocate and manage capital, (iv) evaluate and motivate operating management personnel, and (v) provide selected other services.

        The Company utilizes its Carlisle Operating System ("COS"), a manufacturing structure and strategy deployment system based on lean enterprise and six sigma principles, to drive operational improvements. COS is a continuous improvement process that defines the way the Company does business. Waste is eliminated and efficiencies improved enterprise wide, allowing the Company to increase overall profitability. Improvements are not limited to production areas, as COS is also driving improvements in new product innovation, engineering, supply chain management, warranty, and product rationalization. COS has created a culture of continuous improvement across all aspects of the Company's business operations.

        The Company has a long-standing acquisition strategy. Traditionally, the Company has focused on acquiring new businesses that can be added to existing operations, or "bolt-ons." In addition, the Company considers acquiring new businesses that can operate independently from other Carlisle companies. Factors considered by the Company in making an acquisition include consolidation opportunities, technology, customer dispersion, operating capabilities, and growth potential.

        For more details regarding the acquisition and divestiture of the Company's businesses during the past three years, see "Part II—Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Acquisitions," Notes 3 and 4 to the Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 8, and "Discontinued Operations" in Item 1 below.

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        Information on the Company's revenues, earnings, and identifiable assets for continuing operations by industry segment for the last three fiscal years is as follows:

    Financial Information about Industry Segments

(in millions)
  2014   2013   2012  

Net Sales to Unaffiliated Customers(1)

                   

Carlisle Construction Materials

  $ 1,935.4   $ 1,776.5   $ 1,695.8  

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

    669.1     577.7     463.1  

Carlisle Brake & Friction

    355.3     350.0     449.0  

Carlisle FoodService Products

    244.2     238.8     243.3  

Total

  $ 3,204.0   $ 2,943.0   $ 2,851.2  

Earnings Before Interest and Income Taxes

                   

Carlisle Construction Materials

  $ 268.8   $ 264.0   $ 273.4  

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

    132.2     89.4     69.1  

Carlisle Brake & Friction

    26.8     33.5     75.6  

Carlisle FoodService Products

    29.6     27.0     12.3  

Corporate(2)

    (49.1 )   (47.1 )   (58.5 )

Total

  $ 408.3   $ 366.8   $ 371.9  

Identifiable Assets

                   

Carlisle Construction Materials

  $ 915.1   $ 886.9   $ 860.4  

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

    1,296.3     1,017.5     1,075.7  

Carlisle Brake & Friction

    591.3     603.7     625.7  

Carlisle FoodService Products

    198.4     193.2     190.1  

Corporate(3)

    757.6     791.4     132.3  

Total

  $ 3,758.7   $ 3,492.7   $ 2,884.2  

(1)
Intersegment sales or transfers are not material

(2)
Includes general corporate expenses

(3)
Consists primarily of cash and cash equivalents and other invested assets, and includes assets of discontinued operations not classified as held for sale

        A reconciliation of assets reported above to total assets as presented on the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheets in Item 8 is as follows:

(in millions)
  2014   2013  

Total Identifiable Assets per table above

  $ 3,758.7   $ 3,492.7  

Assets held for sale of discontinued operations

        0.3  

Total Assets per Consolidated Balance Sheets in Item 8

  $ 3,758.7   $ 3,493.0  

Description of Businesses by Segment

Carlisle Construction Materials ("CCM" or the "Construction Materials segment")

        The Construction Materials segment manufactures and sells rubber ("EPDM"), thermoplastic polyolefin ("TPO"), and polyvinyl chloride membrane ("PVC") roofing systems. In addition, CCM markets and sells accessories purchased from third party suppliers. CCM also manufactures and distributes energy-efficient rigid foam insulation panels for substantially all roofing applications.

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Roofing materials and insulation are sold together in warranted systems or separately in non-warranted systems to the new construction, re-roofing and maintenance, general construction, and industrial markets. Through its coatings and waterproofing operation, this segment manufactures and sells liquid and spray-applied waterproofing membranes, vapor and air barriers, and HVAC duct sealants and hardware for the commercial and residential construction markets. The majority of CCM's products are sold through a network of authorized sales representatives and distributors.

        CCM operates manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, its primary market, and in Germany, the Netherlands, and Romania. Insulation facilities are located in Montgomery, New York, Franklin Park, Illinois, Lake City, Florida, Terrell, Texas, Smithfield, Pennsylvania, Tooele, Utah, and Puyallup, Washington. EPDM manufacturing operations are located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Greenville, Illinois, and in Hamburg and Waltershausen, Germany. TPO facilities are located in Senatobia, Mississippi, Tooele, Utah, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Coatings and waterproofing manufacturing operations include four production facilities in North America. Block molded expanded polystyrene, or EPS, operations include nine production and fabrication facilities across the United States. CCM completed construction of a PVC manufacturing plant in Greenville, Illinois, in 2013 and began production in the first quarter of 2014.

        Raw materials for this segment include EPDM polymer, TPO polymer, carbon black, processing oils, solvents, asphalt, methylene diphenyldiisocyanate, polyol, polyester fabric, black facer paper, oriented strand board, clay, and various packaging materials. Critical raw materials generally have at least two vendor sources to better assure adequate supply. For raw materials that are single sourced, the vendor typically has multiple processing facilities.

        Sales and earnings for CCM tend to be somewhat higher in the second and third quarters due to increased construction activity during those periods.

        The working capital practices for this segment include:

    (i)
    Standard accounts receivable payment terms of 45 days to 90 days.

    (ii)
    Standard accounts payable payment terms of 30 days to 60 days.

    (iii)
    Inventories are maintained in sufficient quantities to meet forecasted demand.

        CCM serves a large and diverse customer base; however, in 2014 two customers represented approximately 26% of this segment's revenues, although neither customer represented 10% of the Company's consolidated revenues. The loss of either of these customers could have a material adverse effect on this segment's revenues and cash flows.

        This segment faces competition from numerous competitors that produce roofing, insulation, and waterproofing products for commercial and residential applications. The level of competition within this market varies by product line. As one of four manufacturers in the niche single-ply industry, CCM competes through pricing, innovative products, long-term warranties, and customer service. CCM offers separately-priced extended warranty contracts on its installed roofing systems, ranging from five years to 30 years and, subject to certain exclusions, covering leaks in the roofing system attributable to a problem with the particular product or the installation of the product. In order to qualify for the warranty, the building owner must have the roofing system installed by an authorized roofing applicator or an independent roofing contractor trained by CCM to install its roofing systems.

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies ("CIT" or the "Interconnect Technologies segment")

        The Interconnect Technologies segment designs and manufactures high-performance wire, cable, connectors, contacts, and cable assemblies for the transfer of power and data primarily for the aerospace, medical, defense electronics, test and measurement equipment, and select industrial markets. This segment operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Switzerland, China, Mexico, and

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the United Kingdom, with the United States, Europe, and China being the primary target markets for sales. Sales are made by direct sales personnel and independent sales representatives.

        On October 1, 2014, the Company acquired LHi Technology ("LHi"), a leading designer, manufacturer and provider of cable assemblies and related interconnect components to the medical equipment and device industry. LHi supplies world-class medical device manufacturers with interconnect components used for patient monitoring, electrosurgery, diagnostic imaging and surgical instrumentation. LHi has manufacturing and assembly facilities in Shenzhen, China, and has annual sales of approximately $100 million. LHi sells its products globally to the world's leading medical device manufacturers. The total cash consideration of the transaction was approximately $194.0 million, net of $6.7 million cash acquired, inclusive of the working capital settlement. See Note 3 in Item 8 for further information regarding the acquisition and related purchase price allocation.

        Raw materials for this segment include gold, copper conductors that are plated with tin, nickel, or silver, polyimide tapes, polytetrafluoroethylene ("PTFE") tapes, PTFE fine powder resin, thermoplastic resins, stainless steel, beryllium copper rod, machined metals, plastic parts, and various marking and identification materials. Key raw materials are typically sourced worldwide and have at least two vendor sources to better assure adequate supply.

        The operations of the Interconnect Technologies segment are generally not seasonal in nature.

        The working capital practices for this segment include:

    (i)
    Standard accounts receivable payment terms of 30 days to 60 days.

    (ii)
    Standard accounts payable payment terms of 30 days to 60 days.

    (iii)
    Inventories are maintained in sufficient quantities to meet forecasted demand. The majority of CIT's sales are from made-to-order products, resulting in inventories purchased on demand.

        CIT serves a large and diverse customer base; however, in 2014 one customer represented 19% of this segment's revenues, but did not represent 10% of the Company's consolidated revenues. The loss of this customer could have a material adverse effect on this segment's revenues and cash flows.

        The Interconnect Technologies segment faces competition from numerous competitors within each of the markets that it serves. While product specifications, certifications, and life cycles vary by market, the Interconnect Technologies segment primarily positions itself to gain design specification for customer platforms or products with long life cycles and high barriers to entry such as in the aerospace and medical markets which generally have high standards for product certification as deemed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), respectively. The Interconnect Technologies segment competes primarily on the basis of its product performance and its ability to meet its customers' highly specific design, engineering, and delivery needs on a timely basis. Relative to many of its competitors that are large multi-national corporations, the Interconnect Technologies segment retains the ability to remain agile and respond quickly to customer needs and market opportunities. Pricing is a secondary buying criterion for most customers.

Carlisle Brake & Friction ("CBF" or the "Brake & Friction segment")

        The Brake & Friction segment consists of off-highway braking systems and friction products for off-highway, on-highway, aircraft, and other industrial applications. CBF also includes the performance racing group which markets and sells high-performance motorsport braking products. CBF's products are sold by direct sales personnel to Original Equipment Manufacturers ("OEMs"), mass merchandisers, and various wholesale and industrial distributors around the world, including North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. Key markets served include construction, agriculture, mining, aircraft, heavy truck, and performance racing. Manufacturing facilities are located

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in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, China, Japan, and India, where we have established a light manufacturing presence.

        The brake manufacturing operations require the use of various metal products such as castings, pistons, springs, and bearings. With respect to friction products, the raw materials used are fiberglass, phenolic resin, metallic chips, copper and iron powders, steel, custom-fabricated cellulose sheet, and various other organic materials. Raw materials are sourced worldwide to better assure adequate supply, and critical raw materials generally have at least two vendor sources.

        Sales and earnings tend to be marginally higher in the second and third quarters.

        The working capital practices for this segment include:

    (i)
    Standard accounts receivable payment terms of 30 days to 60 days.

    (ii)
    Standard accounts payable payment terms of 30 days to 90 days.

    (iii)
    Inventories are maintained in sufficient quantities to meet forecasted demand.

        CBF serves a large and diverse customer base; however, in 2014 one customer represented approximately 20% of this segment's revenues, but did not represent 10% of the Company's consolidated revenues. The loss of this customer could have a material adverse effect on this segment's revenues and cash flows.

        This segment competes globally against regional and international manufacturers. Few competitors participate in all served markets. A majority participate in only a few of CBF's served markets on a regional or global basis. Markets served are competitive and the major competitive factors include product performance, quality, product availability, and price. The relative importance of these competitive factors varies by market segment and channel.

Carlisle FoodService Products ("CFSP" or the "FoodService Products segment")

        The FoodService Products division is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and seller of commercial foodservice and janitorial products with three main focus markets. CFSP is a leading provider of (i) tabletop dining supplies, table coverings and display serving ware, (ii) food preparation, storage & handling and transport supplies and tools, and (iii) cleaning & sanitation tools and waste handling to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, business & industry work sites, education, and government facilities. CFSP's Dinex brand business is a leading provider of healthcare meal delivery systems for in-room and mobile dining for acute care hospital patients and senior assisted living residents. CFSP's Sanitary Maintenance Products group is the leading provider of Sparta brand cleaning brushes, floor care supplies, and waste handling for janitorial professionals managing commercial building, industrial, and institutional facilities cleaning and maintenance.

        CFSP operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico. While sales are primarily in North America, CFSP is undertaking global expansion. CFSP's product line is distributed from three primary distribution centers located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Batavia, Illinois, to wholesalers, distributors, and dealers. These distributor and dealer customers, in turn, sell to restaurant, hotel, and onsite foodservice operators and sanitary maintenance professionals. Distributors and dealer business relationships are managed through both direct sales personnel and subcontracted manufacturer representatives.

        Raw materials used by the FoodService Products segment include polymer resins, stainless steel, and aluminum. Key raw materials are sourced nationally from recognized suppliers of these materials.

        Sales in the FoodService Products segment tend to be marginally stronger in the second and third quarters.

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        The working capital practices for this segment include:

    (i)
    Standard accounts receivable payment terms of 30 days to 60 days.

    (ii)
    Standard accounts payable payment terms of 30 days to 90 days.

    (iii)
    Inventories are maintained in sufficient quantities to meet forecasted demand.

        The FoodService Products segment serves a large and diverse customer base; however, in 2014 two customers together represented 19% of this segment's revenues, but neither represented 10% of the Company's consolidated revenues. The loss of one of these customers could have a material adverse effect on this segment's revenues and cash flows.

        The FoodService Products segment is engaged in markets that are generally highly competitive, and competes equally on price, service, and product performance.

Principal Products

        The Company's products are discussed above and in Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 8.

Intellectual Property

        The Company owns or holds the right to use a variety of patents, trademarks, licenses, inventions, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights. The Company has adopted a variety of measures and programs to ensure the continued validity and enforceability of its various intellectual property rights.

Backlog

        Backlog of orders generally is not a significant factor in most of the Company's businesses, as most of the Company's products have relatively short order-to-delivery periods. Backlog of orders was $376.3 million at December 31, 2014 and $386.1 million at December 31, 2013; however, not all of these orders are firm in nature.

Government Contracts

        At December 31, 2014, the Company had no material contracts that were subject to renegotiation of profits or termination at the election of the U.S. government.

Research and Development

        Research and development activities include the development of new product lines, the modification of existing product lines to comply with regulatory changes, and the research of cost efficiencies through raw material substitution and process improvements. The Company's research and development expenses were $33.8 million in 2014 compared to $29.3 million in 2013 and $26.1 million in 2012.

Environmental Matters

        See "Part II—Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Environmental" and Note 11 to the Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 8 for information regarding environmental matters.

Employees

        The Company had approximately 11,000 employees, none of whom were covered by a collective bargaining agreement, at December 31, 2014. The Company believes the state of its relationship with its employees is generally good.

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International

        For foreign net sales and an allocation of the Company's assets, see Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 8.

NYSE Affirmation

        On May 22, 2014, David A. Roberts, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, submitted to the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") the Annual CEO Certification and certified therein that he was not aware of any violation by the Company of the NYSE's Corporate Governance listing standards.

Item 1A.    Risk Factors.

        The Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows can be affected by a number of factors including but not limited to those set forth below, those set forth in our "Forward Looking Statements" disclosure in Item 7, and those set forth elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, any one of which could cause the Company's actual results to vary materially from recent results or from anticipated future results.

         Several of the market segments that the Company serves are cyclical and sensitive to domestic and global economic conditions.

        Several of the market segments in which the Company sells its products are, to varying degrees, cyclical, and may experience periodic downturns in demand. For example, the Brake & Friction segment is susceptible to downturns in the construction, agriculture, and mining industries, the Interconnect Technologies segment is susceptible to downturns in the commercial airline industry, and the Construction Materials segment is susceptible to downturns in the commercial construction industry. In addition, both the Interconnect Technologies segment and the Brake & Friction segment may be negatively impacted by reductions in military spending.

        Current uncertainty regarding global economic conditions may have an adverse effect on the businesses, results of operations, and financial condition of the Company and its customers, distributors, and suppliers. Among the economic factors which may affect performance are: manufacturing activity, commercial and residential construction, difficulties entering new markets, and general economic conditions such as inflation, deflation, interest rates, and credit availability. These effects may, among other things, negatively impact the level of purchases, capital expenditures, and creditworthiness of the Company's customers, distributors, and suppliers, and therefore, the Company's results of operations, margins, and orders. The Company cannot predict if, when, or how much worldwide economic conditions will improve. These conditions are highly unpredictable and beyond the Company's control. If these conditions deteriorate, however, the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows could be materially adversely affected.

         The Company's growth is partially dependent on the acquisition and successful integration of other businesses.

        The Company has a long standing acquisition program and expects to continue acquiring businesses. Typically, the Company considers acquiring bolt-ons. Acquisitions of this type involve numerous risks, which may include potential difficulties in integrating the business into existing operations; a failure to realize expected growth, synergies, and efficiencies; increasing dependency on the markets served by certain businesses; increased debt to finance the acquisitions or the inability to obtain adequate financing on reasonable terms.

        The Company also considers the acquisition of businesses, which may operate independent of existing operations, and could increase the possibility of diverting management's attention from its existing operations.

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        If the Company is unable to successfully integrate the acquired business or realize growth, synergies, and efficiencies that were expected when determining a purchase price, goodwill and other intangible assets acquired may be considered impaired, resulting in an adverse impact on the Company's results of operations. See "Part II—Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Critical Accounting Policies" for a discussion of factors considered in subsequent valuation of the Company's acquired goodwill and intangible assets.

         The Company has significant concentrations in the commercial construction market.

        For the year ended December 31, 2014, approximately 60% of the Company's revenues, and 59% of its EBIT (excluding Corporate expenses) were generated by the Construction Materials segment. Construction spending is affected by economic conditions, changes in interest rates, demographic and population shifts, and changes in construction spending by federal, state, and local governments. A decline in the commercial construction market, as well as certain other operations of the Company, could adversely affect the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows. Additionally, adverse weather conditions such as heavy or sustained rainfall, cold weather, and snow can limit construction activity and reduce demand for roofing materials. Weather conditions can also be a positive factor, as demand for roofing materials may rise after harsh weather conditions due to the need for replacement materials.

        The Construction Materials segment competes through pricing, among other factors. Increased competition in this segment has and could continue to place negative pressure on operating results in future periods.

         The Company is subject to risks arising from international economic, political, legal, and business factors.

        The Company has increased, and anticipates that it will continue to increase, its presence in global markets. Approximately 24% of the Company's revenues in 2014 were generated outside the United States. The Company expects that this percentage will grow as the Company continues to expand its international sales efforts.

        In addition, to compete globally, all of the Company's segments operate manufacturing facilities outside the United States, including in China, Mexico, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

        The Company's reliance on non-U.S. revenues and non-U.S. manufacturing bases exposes it to a number of risks, including price and currency controls; exchange rate fluctuations; government embargoes or foreign trade restrictions; extraterritorial effects of U.S. laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; expropriation of assets; war, civil uprisings, and riots; political instability; nationalization of private enterprises; hyperinflationary conditions; the necessity of obtaining governmental approval for new and continuing products and operations, currency conversion, or repatriation of assets; legal systems of decrees, laws, taxes, regulations, interpretations, and court decisions that are not always fully developed and that may be retroactively or arbitrarily applied; cost and availability of international shipping channels; and local customer loyalty to local companies.

         The loss of, or a significant decline in business with, one or more of the Company's key customers could adversely affect the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows.

        The Company operates in several specialty niche markets in which a large portion of the segment's revenues are attributable to a few large customers. See "Item 1. Business—Overview—Description of Businesses by Segment" for discussion of customer concentrations by segment. A significant reduction in purchases by one or more of these customers could have a material adverse effect on the business, financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows of one or more of the Company's segments.

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        Some of the Company's key customers enjoy significant purchasing power that may be used to exert pricing pressure on the Company. Additionally, as many of the Company's businesses are part of a long supply chain to the ultimate consumer, the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows could be adversely affected if one or more key customers elects to in-source the production of a product or products that the Company currently provides.

         Raw Material costs are a significant component of the Company's cost structure.

        The Company utilizes petroleum-based products, steel, and other commodities in its manufacturing processes. Raw materials, including inbound freight, accounted for approximately 63% of the Company's cost of goods sold in 2014. Significant increases in the price of these materials may not be recovered through selling price increases and could adversely affect the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows. The Company also relies on global sources of raw materials, which could be adversely impacted by unfavorable shipping or trade arrangements and global economic conditions.

         If the Company or its business partners are unable to adequately protect the Company's information assets from cyber-based attacks or other security incidents, the Company's operations could be disrupted.

        The Company is increasingly dependent on information technology, including the internet, for the storage, processing, and transmission of its electronic, business-related, information assets. The Company leverages its internal information technology infrastructures, and those of its business partners, to enable, sustain, and support its global business interests. In the event that the Company or its business partners are unable to prevent, detect, and remediate cyber-based attacks or other security incidents in a timely manner, the Company's operations could be disrupted or the Company may incur financial or reputational losses arising from the theft, alteration, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, or destruction of its information assets.

         The Company may be impacted by new regulations related to conflict minerals.

        In August 2012, as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the SEC adopted new disclosure regulations for public companies that manufacture products that contain certain minerals and their derivatives known as conflict minerals, if these minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of the company's products. While the regulations do not require that a company discontinue the use of conflict minerals, the Company nevertheless may be impacted by the regulations. If one or more of the Company's key customers declares that it will become "conflict-free" the Company may be forced to re-evaluate the sourcing of certain of its raw materials or risk the loss of business with the customer. This could have the effect of limiting the pool of suppliers from which the Company sources its raw materials and the Company may be unable to obtain conflict-free raw materials at competitive prices, which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows. Additionally, given the complex nature of the Company's supply chain and, in some cases, an extensive chain of custody for materials that the Company uses in its production processes, the Company may incur significant costs to comply with the disclosure requirements, including costs related to determining the source of any of the relevant minerals used in its products.

         Currency fluctuation could have a material impact on the Company's reported results of business operations.

        The Company's global net sales and other activities are translated into U.S. dollars for reporting purposes. The strengthening or weakening of the U.S. dollar could result in unfavorable translation effects as the results of transactions in foreign countries are translated into U.S. dollars. In addition, sales and purchases in currencies other than the U.S. dollar expose the Company to fluctuations in

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foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar. Increased strength of the U.S. dollar will decrease the Company's reported revenues or margins in respect of sales conducted in foreign currencies to the extent the Company is unable or determines not to increase local currency prices. Likewise, decreased strength of the U.S. dollar could have a material adverse effect on the cost of materials and products purchased overseas. Many of the Company's sales that are exported by its U.S. subsidiaries to foreign countries are denominated in U.S. dollars, reducing currency exposure. However, increased strength of the U.S. dollar may decrease the competitiveness of our U.S. subsidiaries' products that are sold in U.S. dollars within foreign locations.

         Increases in the cost of providing pension benefits and healthcare benefits could adversely affect the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows.

        Pension expense associated with the Company's defined benefit retirement plans may fluctuate significantly depending on future market performance of plan assets and changes in actuarial assumptions.

        Net income may be negatively impacted by a decrease in the rate of return on plan assets. Income or expense for the plans is calculated using actuarial valuations. Unfavorable changes in key economic indicators can change the assumptions. The most significant assumptions used are the discount rate and the expected long-term rate of return on plan assets. The key economic factors that affect the expense would also likely affect the amount of cash contributions to the core pension and post-employment plans.

        To help mitigate the fluctuation in future cash contributions to the core pension plan, the Company implemented a liability driven investment approach. This approach seeks to invest primarily in fixed income investments to match the changes in the plan liabilities that occur as a result of changes in the discount rate. Risk tolerance is established through careful consideration of plan liabilities, plan funded status, and corporate financial condition. The established target allocation is 88% fixed income securities and 12% equity securities. Fixed income investments are diversified across core fixed income, long duration and high yield bonds. Equity investments are diversified across U.S. and international stocks. Investment risk is measured and monitored on an ongoing basis through investment portfolio reviews, annual liability measures, and asset/liability studies.

        Over the past three years the Company further settled portions of its net pension obligation offering one-time lump-sum distributions to certain former employees who participate in the Company's core pension plan. The Company also transferred certain pension assets and obligations upon sale of the Transportation Products business.

        Additionally, the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows may be impacted by future increases in healthcare cost trends as well as costs associated with compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended by the Health Care Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010.

         Dispositions, failure to successfully complete dispositions, or restructuring activities could negatively affect the Company.

        From time to time, the Company, as part of its commitment to concentrate on its core business, may dispose of all or a portion of certain businesses. Such dispositions involve a number of risks and present financial, managerial, and operational challenges, including diversion of management attention from the Company's core businesses, increased expense associated with the dispositions, potential disputes with the customers or suppliers of the disposed businesses, potential disputes with the acquirers of the disposed businesses, and a potential dilutive effect on the Company's earnings per share. If dispositions are not completed in a timely manner there may be a negative effect on the

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Company's cash flows and/or the Company's ability to execute its strategy. See Note 4 in Item 8 for discussion of Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations.

        Additionally, from time to time, the Company may undertake consolidation projects in an effort to reduce costs and streamline its operations. Such restructuring activities may divert management attention from the Company's core businesses, increase expenses on a short-term basis, and lead to potential disputes with the customers or suppliers of the affected businesses. If restructuring activities are not completed in a timely manner or if anticipated cost savings, synergies, and efficiencies are not realized there may be a negative effect on the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows.

         The Company' acquisition of LHi will result in an increased exposure to the medical device market and increased government regulations.

        It can be costly and time-consuming to obtain regulatory approvals to market medical devices, and approvals might not be granted for new devices on a timely basis, if at all. Additionally, continued government scrutiny, including reviews of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration medical device pre-market authorization and post-market surveillance processes, may impact the requirements for our medical device interconnect components and may have a negative effect on the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows.

Item 1B.    Unresolved Staff Comments.

        None.

Item 2.    Properties.

        The number, location, and size of the Company's principal properties as of December 31, 2014 are shown on the following chart, by segment.

 
  Location    
  Square Footage
(in millions)
 
 
  North
America
   
   
  No. of
Facilities
 
Segment
  Europe   Asia   Owned   Leased  

Carlisle Construction Materials

    21     6         27     4.3     0.6  

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

    8     2     4     14     0.2     0.9  

Carlisle Brake and Friction

    4     2     4     10     0.8     0.5  

Carlisle FoodService Products

    8             8     0.2     0.8  

Totals

    41     10     8     59     5.5     2.8  

        In addition to the manufacturing plants and warehousing facilities listed above, we lease our corporate offices in Charlotte, NC and in Shanghai, China. We consider these principal properties, as well as the related machinery and equipment, to be well maintained and suitable and adequate for their intended purpose.

Item 3.    Legal Proceedings.

        Information pertaining to legal proceedings can be found in Note 11 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Annual Report, and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 4.    Mine Safety Disclosures.

        Not applicable.

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Part II

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

        The Company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. At December 31, 2014, there were 1,407 shareholders of record.

        Quarterly cash dividends paid and the high and low prices of the Company's stock on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014 and 2013 were as follows:

2014
  First   Second   Third   Fourth  

Dividends per share

  $ 0.22   $ 0.22   $ 0.25   $ 0.25  

Stock Price

   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 

High

  $ 80.57   $ 88.19   $ 88.36   $ 92.06  

Low

  $ 71.51   $ 75.28   $ 78.93   $ 74.69  

 

2013
  First   Second   Third   Fourth  

Dividends per share

  $ 0.20   $ 0.20   $ 0.22   $ 0.22  

Stock Price

   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 

High

  $ 70.55   $ 68.12   $ 70.48   $ 80.21  

Low

  $ 59.19   $ 60.34   $ 62.00   $ 67.98  

        The following table summarizes the Company's purchases of its common stock for the quarter ended December 31, 2014:

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
(or Approximate
Dollar Value) of
Shares that May
Yet Be Purchased
Under the Plans or
Programs(1)
 

October 2014

      $            

November 2014

      $            

December 2014

      $            

Total

                  3,014,157  

(1)
Represents the number of shares that can be repurchased under the Company's stock repurchase program. The stock repurchase program was originally approved on November 3, 1999, and was reactivated on August 17, 2004. At the time of the authorization, the Company had the authority to purchase 741,890 split-adjusted shares of common stock. The Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of an additional 2,500,000 shares of the Company's common stock on August 1, 2007, and the repurchase of an additional 1,400,000 shares of the Company's common stock on February 12, 2008.

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Item 6.    Selected Financial Data.

Five-Year Summary

(in millions except shares, shareholders of record, and per
share data)
  2014   2013   2012   2011   2010  

Summary of Operations

                               

Net sales

 
$

3,204.0
 
$

2,943.0
 
$

2,851.2
 
$

2,492.4
 
$

1,842.8
 

Gross margin

  $ 819.5   $ 745.6   $ 767.0   $ 584.1   $ 434.7  

Selling & administrative expenses

  $ 379.0   $ 353.7   $ 356.6   $ 298.8   $ 244.7  

Research & development expenses

  $ 33.8   $ 29.3   $ 26.1   $ 21.7   $ 16.4  

Other (income) expense, net

  $ (1.6 ) $ (4.2 ) $ 12.4   $ (2.4 ) $ (0.9 )

Earnings before interest and income taxes

  $ 408.3   $ 366.8   $ 371.9   $ 266.0   $ 174.4  

Interest expense, net

  $ 32.2   $ 33.8   $ 25.5   $ 21.0   $ 8.2  

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

  $ 251.7   $ 235.2   $ 228.7   $ 172.0   $ 107.9  

Basic earnings per share

  $ 3.89   $ 3.69   $ 3.64   $ 2.77   $ 1.75  

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 3.83   $ 3.61   $ 3.57   $ 2.73   $ 1.73  

(Loss) income from discontinued operations, net of tax

  $ (0.4 ) $ (25.5 ) $ 41.5   $ 8.3   $ 37.7  

Basic (loss) earnings per share

  $   $ (0.40 ) $ 0.66   $ 0.14   $ 0.61  

Diluted (loss) earnings per share

  $ (0.01 ) $ (0.39 ) $ 0.65   $ 0.13   $ 0.61  

Net income

  $ 251.3   $ 209.7   $ 270.2   $ 180.3   $ 145.6  

Basic earnings per share

  $ 3.89   $ 3.29   $ 4.30   $ 2.91   $ 2.36  

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 3.82   $ 3.22   $ 4.22   $ 2.86   $ 2.34  

Financial Position

   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 

Net working capital(1)

 
$

1,219.3
 
$

1,158.6
 
$

734.7
 
$

617.2
 
$

560.4
 

Property, plant and equipment, net (held & used)

  $ 547.3   $ 497.2   $ 465.2   $ 379.3   $ 352.4  

Total assets

  $ 3,758.7   $ 3,493.0   $ 3,457.3   $ 3,137.9   $ 2,529.5  

Long-term debt

  $ 749.8   $ 751.0   $ 752.3   $ 604.2   $ 405.1  

    % of total capitalization(2)

    25.4     27.4     29.6     28.7     23.2  

Shareholders' equity

  $ 2,205.0   $ 1,986.1   $ 1,788.1   $ 1,500.1   $ 1,340.7  

Other Data

   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 

Average shares outstanding—basic (in thousands)

   
64,170
   
63,471
   
62,513
   
61,457
   
60,901
 

Average shares outstanding—diluted (in thousands)

    65,304     64,806     63,610     62,495     61,592  

Dividends paid

  $ 61.2   $ 53.7   $ 48.0   $ 43.5   $ 40.6  

    Per share

  $ 0.94   $ 0.84   $ 0.76   $ 0.70   $ 0.66  

Capital expenditures

  $ 118.8   $ 110.8   $ 140.4   $ 79.6   $ 64.6  

Depreciation & amortization

  $ 104.0   $ 113.9   $ 104.9   $ 88.0   $ 71.9  

Shareholders of record

    1,407     1,498     1,591     1,669     1,758  

(1)
Net working capital is defined as total current assets less total current liabilities.

(2)
Percent of total capitalization is defined as long-term debt divided by long-term debt plus shareholders' equity.

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

Executive Overview

        We are a diversified manufacturing company focused on achieving profitable growth internally through new product development, product line extensions, and entering new markets, and externally through acquisitions that complement our existing technologies, products, and market channels. We have approximately 11,000 employees. We currently manage our businesses under the following segments:

    Carlisle Construction Materials ("CCM" or the "Construction Materials segment");

    Carlisle Interconnect Technologies ("CIT" or the "Interconnect Technologies segment");

    Carlisle Brake & Friction ("CBF" or the "Brake & Friction segment"); and

    Carlisle FoodService Products ("CFSP" or the "FoodService Products segment").

        We are a multi-national company with manufacturing operations located throughout North America, Western Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Management focuses on maintaining a strong and flexible balance sheet, year-over-year improvement in net sales, earnings before interest and income taxes ("EBIT") margins and net earnings, globalization, and reducing working capital (defined as receivables and inventories, net of accounts payable) as a percentage of net sales. Resources are allocated among the segments based on management's assessment of their ability to obtain leadership positions and competitive advantages in the markets they serve.

        On December 31, 2013, the Company sold its Transportation Products business and received total net proceeds of $378.7 million, consisting of $369.0 million received on December 31, 2013 and $9.7 million received during the second quarter of 2014 as part of a final working capital adjustment. For 2013 and prior, results for the Transportation Products business are reported in discontinued operations. Prior to its sale, the Transportation Products business was our second largest segment based on $767.9 million in net sales in 2013. However, this segment was not core to our strategy and did not support our net sales growth and EBIT margin objectives. We have applied the proceeds to provide value to shareholders by making investments in the acquisition of LHi Technology and the pending acquisition of Liquid Finishing Brands in furtherance of our long term goals.

        For a more in-depth discussion of the results discussed in this "Executive Overview", please refer to the discussion on "Financial Reporting Segments" presented later in "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations".

        We achieved a record $3.20 billion in net sales in the year ended December 31, 2014, an 8.9% increase from net sales of $2.94 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013. Organic sales (defined as net sales excluding sales from acquired businesses within the last twelve months, as well as the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates) in 2014 grew 7.9% reflecting higher sales volume of 9.1% due to strong demand for commercial roofing at Construction Materials and for aerospace applications at Interconnect Technologies, partially offset by 1.2% lower selling price from Construction Materials, Interconnect Technologies and Brake & Friction. Overall net sales at Brake & Friction and Foodservice Products grew modestly during 2014. The increase in net sales from fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates in 2014 versus the prior year was 0.1%. The acquisition of LHi Technologies ("LHi") on October 1, 2014, contributed $26.1 million, or 0.9%, to net sales in 2014.

        For the year ended December 31, 2014, EBIT (earnings before interest and income taxes) grew 11% and EBIT margin (EBIT as a percent of net sales) increased 20 basis points to 12.7% reflecting lower per unit costs resulting from higher capacity utilization as well as lower labor and material usage costs from the Carlisle Operating System. Offsetting EBIT margin improvements were lower selling price, and, at Construction Materials, higher plant startup and product line closing costs versus the

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prior year and higher freight expense. Also negatively impacting EBIT margin in 2014, was lower EBIT performance at Brake & Friction and higher costs related to acquisitions.

        For the year ended December 31, 2014, income from continuing operations, net of tax was a record $251.7 million, or $3.83 per diluted share, a 7.0% increase compared to income of $235.2 million, or $3.61 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2013. Included in income from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2013 include a tax benefit of $11.8 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, from the release of a deferred tax liability from an election in a foreign jurisdiction that resulted in an increase in the tax basis of an international operation. For more information regarding the change in income from continuing operations from 2013 to 2014, refer to the discussion below on "2014 Compared to 2013".

        During the year ended December 31, 2013, net sales from continuing operations of $2.94 billion increased 3.2% from net sales of $2.85 billion for the year ended December 31, 2012. Organic sales declined 0.4% for the year ended December 31, 2013 versus the prior year, reflecting a 0.4% net sales volume increase offset by a 0.8% decline in selling price primarily at Construction Materials. The 0.4% net sales volume increase reflected organic sales growth at Construction Materials and Interconnect Technologies offset by a significant decline in net sales at Brake & Friction. The Brake & Friction segment experienced a 22% decline in net sales during 2013 due to a global downturn in the market for heavy equipment. The Construction Materials and Interconnect Technologies segments experienced growth in the commercial roofing and commercial aerospace markets, respectively. Acquisitions in the Construction Materials and Interconnect Technologies segments contributed $98.9 million to net sales in 2013. The increase in net sales from fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates in 2013 versus the prior year was 0.1%.

        For the year ended December 31, 2013, EBIT declined 1.4% to $366.8 million primarily due to the net sales downturn at Brake & Friction as well as the impact of lower selling price and higher raw material cost at Construction Materials. Offsetting these negative impacts were higher earnings from organic sales growth at Interconnect Technologies and significant profit improvement at Foodservice Products from previous consolidation efforts and performance improvement initiatives. Our EBIT margin decreased 50 basis points in 2013 to 12.5% primarily due to the lower performance at Brake & Friction.

        For the year ended December 31, 2013, income from continuing operations was $235.2 million, or $3.61 per diluted share, a slight increase compared to income of $228.7 million, or $3.57 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2012. For more information regarding the change in income from continuing operations from 2012 to 2013, refer to the discussion below on "2013 Compared to 2012".

        During 2014, we undertook two important strategic actions in furtherance of our long term objectives. On October 1, 2014, we purchased LHi for $194.0 million using cash on hand. The acquisition of LHi, reported in the Interconnect Technologies segment, adds significantly to this segment's presence in the medical cable assembly market and provides further diversification of this segment's end markets. On October 8, 2014, we entered into an agreement to purchase the liquid finishing brands business ("Liquid Finishing Brands") from Graco Inc. for $590 million. This purchase is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015, using cash on hand. Both the acquisition of LHi and the pending acquisition of Liquid Finishing Brands reflect our commitment to maximize shareholder value and is representative of the transformation of our company that has taken place over the past seven years into a manufacturer of high-margin, highly-engineered products.

        For the full year 2015, we expect mid-to-high single digit percent organic sales growth along with EBIT margin improvement versus 2014. Organic growth in 2015 is anticipated to be primarily driven by increased sales volume on higher demand for commercial roofing at Construction Materials from growth in commercial construction as well as from organic sales growth at Interconnect Technologies

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and FoodService Products. Net sales growth at Brake & Friction is expected to be limited in 2015 but EBIT is expected to improve from this segment's cost reduction efforts. The acquisition of LHi, reported in the Interconnect Technologies segment, is expected to be accretive to Carlisle's net earnings in 2015. The pending acquisition of Liquid Finishing Brands, which will be reported as a new segment, is expected to be accretive to net earnings within the first year of acquisition.

        As of December 31, 2014, we had $730.8 million of cash on hand and $600 million of availability under our revolving credit facility. After using approximately $590 million of our cash on hand to acquire Liquid Finishing Brands, we expect to have ample liquidity to continue to pursue our long-term growth objectives and return capital to shareholders.

2014 Compared to 2013

Net Sales

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change   Acquisition
Effect
  Volume
Effect
  Price
Effect
  Exchange
Rate Effect
 

Net Sales

  $ 3,204.0   $ 2,943.0     8.9 %   0.9 %   9.1 %   (1.2 )%   0.1 %

        We set a record for net sales of $3.20 billion in 2014. Our 7.9% organic sales growth in 2014 was driven by 11% organic sales growth at Interconnect Technologies on strong aerospace demand and 8.9% net sales growth at Construction Materials driven by growth in commercial construction and commercial re-roofing. Brake & Friction and Foodservice Products both achieved modest increases in net sales volume in 2014. Our 9.1% total net sales growth from volume was partially offset by 1.2% lower selling price at Construction Materials, Interconnect Technologies and Brake & Friction. The acquisition of LHi on October 1, 2014 reported in the Interconnect Technologies segment contributed $26.1 million to total net sales in 2014. Refer to the discussion below on "Acquisitions".

Net Sales by Geographic Area

Country

(in millions)
  2014   2013  

United States

  $ 2,441.7     76 % $ 2,260.8     77 %

International:

                         

Europe

    357.4           330.4        

Asia

    136.0           126.3        

Canada

    117.1           90.1        

Mexico and Latin America

    82.0           69.7        

Middle East and Africa

    48.7           47.4        

Other

    21.1           18.3        

Total International

    762.3     24 %   682.2     23 %

Net sales

  $ 3,204.0         $ 2,943.0        

        We have a long-term goal of achieving 30% of total net sales from outside the United States. Total net sales to customers located outside the United States increased from $682.2 million in 2013, or 23.2% of net sales, to $762.3 million in 2014, or 23.8% of net sales. The 12% increase in net sales from outside the United States from 2013 to 2014 primarily reflects higher net sales by Construction Materials into Canada, Europe and Asia and by Interconnect Technologies into Asia, Europe and Mexico.

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Gross Margin

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change  

Gross profit

  $ 819.5   $ 745.6     9.9 %

Gross margin

    25.6 %   25.3 %      

        In 2014, our gross margin (gross profit expressed as a percentage of net sales) increased 30 basis points due to lower per unit costs related to higher capacity utilization driven by higher sales volume and lower labor and material usage costs from the Carlisle Operating System. These positive impacts were partially offset by lower selling price at Construction Materials, Interconnect Technologies and Brake & Friction, and higher costs at Construction Materials for plant startup, product line closing, freight expense and product warranty. Included in gross profit and gross margin in 2014 was $9.0 million in plant startup and product line closing costs at Construction Materials related to startup of its PVC manufacturing operations and new TPO manufacturing facility and $0.9 million in expense to discontinue production of its Insulfoam product line at its Smithfield, PA facility. These expenses in 2014 compared to $7.3 million in plant startup costs at Construction Materials in the same prior year period. Also included in gross profit and gross margin in 2014 were $0.8 million in restructuring costs related to the closure of our Akron plant in the Brake & Friction segment, as compared to restructuring costs of $0.9 million in the prior year.

        During 2014, we incurred $1.6 million in additional cost of goods sold from the acquisition of LHi reported in the Interconnect Technologies segment resulting from the fair valuation of acquired inventory. By comparison, during 2013, we incurred $1.1 million in additional cost of goods sold from the acquisition of Thermax/Raydex reported in the Interconnect Technologies segment.

Selling and Administrative Expenses

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change  

Selling & Administrative

  $ 379.0   $ 353.7     7.2 %

As a percentage of net sales

    11.8 %   12.0 %      

        Selling and administrative expenses increased 7.2% versus the prior year primarily reflecting higher selling and commission costs tied to higher sales, higher acquisition costs, increased performance based incentive compensation expense and investments in information security. Included in selling and administrative expenses in 2014 was $3.5 million of expenses from the LHi operations acquired in the Interconnect Technologies segment. During 2014, Interconnect Technologies incurred $1.9 million in transaction expenses connected to the acquisition of LHi. Also included in selling and administrative expenses in 2014 was $1.2 million in severance expense at Brake & Friction from staff reductions made to align this segment's cost structure to its current demand levels.

Research and Development Expenses

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change  

Research and Development

  $ 33.8   $ 29.3     15.4 %

As a percentage of net sales

    1.1 %   1.0 %      

        The increase in research and development expenses during 2014 reflected increased product development costs primarily in the Brake & Friction segment.

Other (Income) Expense, Net

(in millions)
  2014   2013  

Other (income) expense, net

  $ (1.6 ) $ (4.2 )

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        Other income in 2014 primarily reflects a gain on the sale of property of $1.1 million in the Foodservice Products for sale of its property in The Netherlands, a gain of $0.4 million in the Brake & Friction segment on the sale of its plant in Akron, OH, and a gain of $0.9 million from final settlement of the Thermax/Raydex acquisition by Interconnect Technologies recognized in the first quarter of 2014. These gains were partially offset by losses on the disposal of fixed assets and foreign exchange losses.

        By comparison, other income in 2013 primarily reflects fair value adjustments related to commodity swap agreements in the Interconnect Technologies segment and contingent consideration for the PDT acquisition in the Construction Materials segment as well as a gain on the sale of property in the Construction Materials and Foodservice Products segments. During the third quarter of 2013, the Construction Materials recorded a $1.3 million gain related to the settlement of contingent consideration related to its 2011 acquisition of PDT based upon an earn-out settlement agreement with the former owners, which was paid in the fourth quarter of 2013. In addition, during the third quarter of 2013, Foodservices Products sold its distribution facility in Reno, NV and recognized a pre-tax gain of $1.0 million on the sale. During the third and fourth quarter of 2013, Construction Materials sold property and fixed assets in Kingston, NY and Kent, WA and recognized a gain of $1.0 million on the sale.

EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change  

EBIT

  $ 408.3   $ 366.8     11.3 %

EBIT Margin

   
12.7

%
 
12.5

%
     

        EBIT grew 11% in 2014 reflecting lower per unit costs from higher capacity utilization driven by sales volume and lower labor and material usage from the Carlisle Operating System, partially offset by lower selling price, the aforementioned higher operating costs at Construction Materials and higher costs in 2014 related to acquisitions and employee severance in 2014 versus 2013.

Interest Expense

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change  

Interest expense

  $ 33.7   $ 34.3        

Interest income

    (1.5 )   (0.5 )      

Interest Expense, net

  $ 32.2   $ 33.8     (4.7 )%

        The reduction in net interest expense in 2014 versus the prior year primarily reflects an increase in capitalized interest and increased interest income for higher average cash on hand in 2014 versus 2013.

Income Taxes

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change  

Income tax expense

  $ 124.4   $ 97.8     27.2 %

Effective tax rate

    33.1 %   29.4 %      

        Our effective tax rate varies from the statutory rate within the United States of 35% due primarily to the deduction attributable to U.S. production activities, state tax requirements, earnings in foreign jurisdictions taxed at rates different from the statutory U.S. federal rate, and tax credits. The 29.4% effective rate for 2013 reflects a tax benefit of $11.8 million related to a tax election made in a foreign jurisdiction that resulted in the release of deferred tax liabilities. We estimate our effective tax rate for 2015 will be approximately 33%.

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        We participated in the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's ("IRS") real time audit program, Compliance Assurance Process ("CAP"), during 2014 and 2013. Under the CAP program, material federal income tax matters were disclosed to the IRS throughout the year with the objective of reaching agreement as to the proper reporting treatment in advance of filing our U.S. federal tax return. The examinations of the 2012 and 2013 returns have been completed. We believe that this program reduces tax-related uncertainties, enhances transparency, and reduces administrative costs. We expect to continue to participate in the CAP program in 2015.

Income from Continuing Operations

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change  

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

  $ 251.7   $ 235.2     7.0 %

EPS

   
 
   
 
   
 
 

Basic

  $ 3.89   $ 3.69        

Diluted

    3.83     3.61        

        Our income from continuing operations of $251.7 million in 2014 was a record. Income from continuing operations increased 7.0% in 2014 versus the prior year primarily due to higher EBIT and lower net interest expense, partially offset by a higher effective tax rate in 2014 versus 2013.

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations

(in millions)
  2014   2013  

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

  $ (2.1 ) $ (60.5 )

Tax expense (benefit)

    (1.7 )   (35.0 )

  $ (0.4 ) $ (25.5 )

EPS

             

Basic

  $   $ (0.40 )

Diluted

    (0.01 )   (0.39 )

        Loss from discontinued oeprations for the year ended December 31, 2014 primarily reflects a net after-tax loss on the sale of the Transportation Products business arising from the final working capital adjustment.

        Loss from Discontinued Operations for the year ended December 31, 2013 primarily reflects the results of the Transportation Products business, which was sold on December 31, 2013 to American Industrial Partners ("AIP"). During 2013, the Transportation Products business had net sales of $767.9 million. Included in loss from discontinued operations during 2013 was a pre-tax goodwill impairment charge of $100.0 million due to a decline in the reporting unit's estimated fair value relative to its carrying value. In addition, the Company recorded a pre-tax loss of $12.3 million on the sale of the Transportation Products business, which included charges of $8.4 million for curtailment and settlement charges related to the transfer of all former Transportation Products business employees and certain of the pension and other post employment obligations to AIP as part of the sale. The after-tax loss from discontinued operations for the full year 2013 reflects the aforementioned losses from operations due to the goodwill impairment charge, offset by operating earnings of the Transportation Products business and a net after-tax gain on the sale of the Transportation Products business of $6.2 million.

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Net Income

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change  

Net Income

  $ 251.3   $ 209.7     19.8 %

EPS

   
 
   
 
   
 
 

Basic

  $ 3.89   $ 3.29        

Diluted

    3.82     3.22        

        The increase in Net income during 2014 versus the prior year primarily reflects the increase in Income from Continuing Operations in 2014 versus 2013 and decrease in Loss from Discontinued Operations in 2014 versus 2013.

2013 Compared to 2012

Net Sales

(in millions)
  2013   2012   Change   Acquisition
Effect
  Volume
Effect
  Price
Effect
  Exchange
Rate Effect
 

Net Sales

  $ 2,943.0   $ 2,851.2     3.2 %   3.5 %   0.4 %   (0.8 )%   0.1 %

        During 2013, our organic sales declined slightly by 0.4% primarily due to the large decline in demand at Brake & Friction resulting from a global downturn in the heavy equipment market. Largely offsetting this decline was growth in our Construction Materials and Interconnect Technologies segments from increased demand for commercial roofing and aerospace growth, respectively. Despite higher demand, selling price at Construction Materials fell slightly due to increased pressure in its markets. Brake & Friction also experienced some selling price decline towards the latter part of 2013 resulting from pricing renegotiations with key customers. Acquisitions in the Construction Materials and Interconnect Technologies segments contributed $98.9 million to net sales in 2013. Refer to the discussion below on "Acquisitions".

Net Sales by Geographic Area

Country

(in millions)
  2013   2012  

United States

  $ 2,260.8     77 % $ 2,206.0     77 %

International:

                         

Europe

    330.4           315.9        

Asia

    126.3           117.3        

Canada

    90.1           82.6        

Mexico and Latin America

    69.7           65.8        

Middle East and Africa

    47.4           46.6        

Other

    18.3           17.0        

Total International

    682.2     23 %   645.2     23 %

Net sales

  $ 2,943.0         $ 2,851.2        

        Total net sales to customers located outside the United States increased by 5.7% from $645.2 million in 2012 to $682.2 million in 2013. Of the growth in 2013, $31.2 million in net sales came from the acquisitions of Hertalan and Thermax/Raydex. Net sales from outside the United States as a percentage of total net sales grew from 22.6% in 2012 to 23.2% in 2013.

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Gross Margin

(in millions)
  2013   2012   Change  

Gross profit

  $ 745.6   $ 767.0     (2.8 )%

Gross margin

    25.3 %   26.9 %      

        Gross margin (net sales less cost of goods sold, expressed as a percent of net sales) declined by 160 basis points in 2013 versus 2012. The decline in gross margin primarily reflected loss of margin from the sales decline at Brake & Friction as well as lower selling price and higher raw material costs at Construction Materials. Partially offsetting this was organic sales growth at Construction Materials and Interconnect Technologies, efficiency gains from the Carlisle Operating System and savings from plant consolidation activities and other performance improvement initiatives at Foodservice Products.

Selling and Administrative Expenses

(in millions)
  2013   2012   Change  

Selling & Administrative

  $ 353.7   $ 356.6     (0.8 )%

As a percentage of net sales

    12.0 %   12.5 %      

        The reduction in selling and administrative expenses in 2013 versus the prior year primarily reflected the non-recurrence of costs in 2012 totaling $4.5 million for acquisitions and business development activity and $5.6 million of non-cash expense related to the settlement of pension liabilities. In addition, Foodservice Products and Brake & Friction reduced their selling and administrative expenses by $5.5 million and $3.0 million, respectively. These decreases were partially offset by $15.0 million in higher selling and administrative expenses in 2013 from the acquisitions in the Construction Materials and Interconnect Technologies segments and higher selling commission costs at Construction Materials.

Research and Development Expenses

(in millions)
  2013   2012   Change  

Research and Development

  $ 29.3   $ 26.1     12.2 %

As a percentage of net sales

    1.0 %   0.9 %      

        Increased research and development expenses during 2013 versus the prior year included expenses of $1.1 million related to acquisitions in the Construction Materials and Interconnect Technologies segments and investment in new product development at Interconnect Technologies.

Other (Income) Expense, Net

(in millions)
  2013   2012  

Other (income) expense, net

  $ (4.2 ) $ 12.4  

        Other income, net in 2013 of $4.2 million primarily reflects pre-tax gains related to changes in fair value of contingent consideration for the PDT acquisition in the Construction Materials segment as well as a net gain on the sale of fixed assets. During the third quarter of 2013, Construction Materials recorded a $1.3 million gain related to the settlement of contingent consideration related to its 2011 acquisition of PDT based upon an earn-out settlement agreement with the former owners, which was paid in the fourth quarter of 2013. In addition, during the third quarter of 2013, Foodservices Products sold its distribution facility in Reno, NV and recognized a pre-tax gain of $1.0 million on the sale. During the third and fourth quarter of 2013, Construction Materials sold property and fixed assets in Kingston, NY and Kent, WA and recognized a net pre-tax gain of $1.0 million on the sale.

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        Other expense, net in 2012 of $12.4 million includes $6.0 million in fixed asset impairment charges incurred by the FoodService Products segment related to restructuring activity and its decision to exit the flameless chafer product line. In addition, the Construction Materials segment recorded $5.0 million in Other expense during 2012 for the fair value adjustment to contingent consideration primarily reflecting higher expected earnings of the PDT acquired operations, as part of the PDT purchase agreement.

EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)

(in millions)
  2013   2012   Change  

EBIT

  $ 366.8   $ 371.9     (1.4 )%

EBIT Margin

   
12.5

%
 
13.0

%
     

        EBIT declined 1.4% in 2013 primarily due to the sales downturn at Brake & Friction as well as the impact of lower selling price and higher raw material cost at Construction Materials. Offsetting these negative impacts were higher earnings from organic sales growth at Interconnect Technologies and significant profit improvement at Foodservice Products from previous consolidation efforts and performance improvement initiatives. Included in EBIT in 2013 were exit and disposal costs of $1.3 million and plant start-up costs at Construction Materials of $7.3 million. By comparison, included in EBIT in 2012 were total exit and disposal costs and impairment charges of $6.2 million, which primarily reflected the aforementioned consolidation activities within FoodService Products.

        Costs incurred related to the acquisition of Thermax/Raydex totaled $1.1 million in 2013. By comparison, costs incurred related to the acquisitions of Thermax/Raydex, Hertalan, and Tri-Star, and other acquisition and business development efforts during 2012 were $8.1 million. In addition, during 2012 we incurred $5.6 million of expense related to the settlement of pension liabilities under a lump sum offer elected by certain former employees under our core pension plan and recorded $5.0 million in Other expense to adjust contingent consideration for the PDT acquisition to fair value.

Interest Expense

(in millions)
  2013   2012   Change  

Interest expense

  $ 34.3   $ 26.0        

Interest income

    (0.5 )   (0.5 )      

Interest Expense, net

  $ 33.8   $ 25.5     32.5 %

        Interest expense, net for the year ended December 31, 2013 increased 32.5% versus 2012 due to higher average long term borrowings in 2013 versus 2012. In November 2012, we issued $350 million in 3.75% senior unsecured notes due 2022 to pay down outstanding borrowings under our revolving credit facility and fund the Thermax/Raydex acquisition as well as to support our long term growth objectives.

Income Taxes

(in millions)
  2013   2012   Change  

Income tax expense

  $ 97.8   $ 117.7     (16.9 )%

Effective tax rate

    29.4 %   34.0 %      

        The effective income tax rate on continuing operations in 2013 of 29.4% differs from the statutory rate primarily due to a tax election made in a foreign jurisdiction that resulted in an increase in the tax basis of certain assets with a corresponding elimination of a deferred tax liability. The net tax impact of the election resulted in an $11.8 million one-time benefit in the first six months of the year. This election decreased our effective tax rate by 350 basis points in 2013. The effective tax rate was also decreased because of U.S. federal tax legislation enacted in January 2013 related to taxation of foreign earned income and research and development expenditures.

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Income from Continuing Operations

(in millions)
  2013   2012   Change  

Income from continuing operations, net of tax

  $ 235.2   $ 228.7     2.8 %

EPS

   
 
   
 
   
 
 

Basic

  $ 3.69   $ 3.64        

Diluted

    3.61     3.57        

        The increase in income from continuing operations, net of tax, in 2013 was attributable to the aforementioned $11.8 million tax benefit resulting from an election in a foreign jurisdiction. This benefit was partially offset by slightly lower EBIT in 2013 versus 2012 and higher interest expense from increased long term borrowing levels.

Income (Loss) from Discontinued Operations

(in millions)
  2013   2012  

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

  $ (60.5 ) $ 55.2  

Tax expense (benefit)

    (35.0 )   13.7  

  $ (25.5 ) $ 41.5  

EPS

             

Basic

  $ (0.40 ) $ 0.66  

Diluted

    (0.39 )   0.65  

        Loss from Discontinued Operations for the year ended December 31, 2013 primarily reflects the results of the Transportation Products business, which was sold on December 31, 2013 to American Industrial Partners ("AIP"). During 2013, the Transportation Products business had net sales of $767.9 million. Included in loss from discontinued operations during 2013 was a pre-tax goodwill impairment charge of $100.0 million due to a decline in the reporting unit's estimated fair value relative to its carrying value. In addition, the Company recorded a pre-tax loss of $12.3 million on the sale of the Transportation Products business, which included charges of $8.4 million for curtailment and settlement charges related to the transfer of all former Transportation Products business employees and certain of the pension and other post employment obligations to AIP as part of the sale.

        Under the terms of the sale agreement, the Company settled $18.6 million in pension liabilities and $1.2 million of other post employee benefit obligations related to certain unionized employees of the Transportation Products business, via the transfer of those liabilities to AIP. As a result of this settlement, the Company recorded $7.3 million in settlement costs, including recognition of $6.1 million of previously unrecognized actuarial losses, in discontinued operations in 2013. Following this settlement, a final transfer to the buyer of pension assets of $18.6 million was made to the buyer on June 30, 2014 under the terms of the sale agreement.

        Pension obligations associated with non-unionized current and former employees of the Transportation Products business were not settled in connection with the sale. Employees transferred with the sale, including certain unionized employees, are no longer active participants in the plan and therefore the expected years of future service of participants has been curtailed and as required under ASC 715, Compensation—Retirement Benefits, the Company has recognized a curtailment charge, inclusive of prior service cost, of $0.8 million in discontinued operations.

        The after-tax loss from discontinued operations for the full year 2013 reflects the aforementioned losses from operations due to the goodwill impairment charge, offset by operating earnings of the Transportation Products business and a net after-tax gain on the sale of the Transportation Products business of $6.2 million.

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        Income from Discontinued Operations for the year ended December 31, 2012 primarily reflects the results of the Transportation Products business as well as a $3.75 million gain recognized in April 2012 upon final settlement of contingent consideration from the 2010 sale of our specialty trailer business. During 2012, the Transportation Products business had net sales of $778.2 million and pre-tax income from discontinued operations of $52.4 million.

Net Income

(in millions)
  2013   2012   Change  

Net Income

  $ 209.7   $ 270.2     (22.3 )%

EPS

   
 
   
 
   
 
 

Basic

  $ 3.29   $ 4.30        

Diluted

    3.22     4.22        

        The decline in net income from 2012 to 2013 was primarily due to losses incurred in discontinued operations at the Transportation Products business related to goodwill impairment partially offset by the after-tax gain recognized on the sale of the Transportation Products business to AIP in December 2013.

Acquisitions and Disposals

        As previously stated, we have a long standing acquisition strategy that has traditionally focused on bolt-on acquisitions. Factors we consider in making an acquisition include consolidation opportunities, technology, customer dispersion, operating capabilities, and growth potential. We have also pursued the sale of operating divisions when it is determined they no longer fit within the Company's long term goals or strategy.

        On October 8, 2014, the Company announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase from Graco Inc. and its subsidiary Finishing Brands Holdings, Inc. their held separate liquid finishing business ("Liquid Finishing Brands") in a $590 million cash transaction. The Liquid Finishing Brands business was acquired by Graco in April 2012, as part of its purchase of the liquid and powder finishing businesses of Illinois Tool Works. The Liquid Finishing Brands business is currently being held separate from Graco's other businesses pursuant to an order of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"). Effective October 6, 2014, Graco is required to sell the business within 180 days of the FTC's final divestiture order.

        With annual sales of approximately $275 million, Liquid Finishing Brands is a global manufacturer and supplier of liquid finishing equipment and systems serving diverse end markets for paints and coatings, including OE automotive, automotive refinishing, aerospace, agriculture, construction, marine, rail and other industrial applications. The business operates from multiple locations in seven countries with approximately 57% of its sales outside the United States. Liquid Finishing Brands manufactures and sells products under the well-known brand names of Binks®, DeVilbiss®, Ransburg® and BGK. The transaction is expected to be accretive to our net earnings in the first year. Carlisle will report results for the Liquid Finishing Brands business as a separate operating segment. The acquisition is subject to FTC and other regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions, and is anticipated to close during the first quarter of 2015.

        On October 1, 2014, the Company completed the acquisition of LHi for $194.0 million, utilizing cash on hand. LHi's manufacturing operations are located in Shenzhen, China. With annual sales of approximately $100 million, LHi provides world-class medical device manufacturers with interconnect components used for patient monitoring, electrosurgery, diagnostic imaging and surgical instrumentation. Results of LHi's operations are reported within the Interconnect Technologies segment. The acquisition of LHi complements Interconnect Technologies' existing medical cabling

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product offerings as well as adds global presence and further end market diversification within the CIT segment. The preliminary amount of goodwill recorded related to the acquisition of LHi was approximately $111.7 million.

        On December 17, 2012, we acquired certain assets and assumed certain liabilities of Thermax ("Thermax"), an unincorporated North American division of Belden Inc., and acquired all of the outstanding shares of Raydex/CDT Limited ("Raydex" and together with Thermax, "Thermax/Raydex"), a company incorporated in England and Wales, for total cash consideration of approximately $265.5 million, net of $0.1 million cash acquired. We funded the acquisition with cash on hand, much of which was received from the proceeds of our November 20, 2012 $350 million senior notes offering. Thermax/Raydex designs, manufactures, and sells wire and cable products for the commercial and military aerospace markets and certain industrial markets. The acquisition of Thermax/Raydex added capabilities and technology to strengthen our interconnect products business by expanding its product and service range to its customers. Thermax/Raydex operates within the Interconnect Technologies segment. The final amount of goodwill recorded related to the acquisition of Thermax/Raydex was $99.1 million.

        On March 9, 2012, we acquired 100% of the equity of Hertalan Holding B.V. ("Hertalan") for a total cash purchase price of approximately €37.3 million, or $48.9 million, net of €0.1 million, or $0.1 million, cash acquired. We funded the acquisition with borrowings under our $600 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility (the "Facility") and cash on hand. The acquisition of Hertalan strengthened our ability to efficiently serve European customers in the EPDM roofing market in Europe with local manufacturing and established distribution channels. Hertalan operates within the Construction Materials segment. The final amount of goodwill recorded related to the acquisition of Hertalan was $13.5 million.

        On December 31, 2013, the Company sold its Transportation Products business and received total net proceeds of $378.7 million, consisting of $369.0 million received on December 31, 2013 and $9.7 million received during the second quarter of 2014 as part of a final working capital adjustment. We have applied the proceeds from the sale of the Transportation Products business to provide value to shareholders by making investments in the acquisition of LHi Technology and the planned acquisition of Liquid Finishing Brands in furtherance of our long term goals.

Financial Reporting Segments

Carlisle Construction Materials ("CCM" or the "Construction Materials segment")

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change
$
  Change
%
  2013   2012   Change
$
  Change
%
 

Net Sales

  $ 1,935.4   $ 1,776.5   $ 158.9     8.9 % $ 1,776.5   $ 1,695.8   $ 80.7     4.8 %

EBIT

  $ 268.8   $ 264.0   $ 4.8     1.8 % $ 264.0   $ 273.4   $ (9.4 )   (3.4 )%

EBIT Margin

    13.9 %   14.9 %               14.9 %   16.1 %            

2014 Compared to 2013

        CCM's 2014 net sales of $1.94 billion were a record for this segment. CCM's net sales growth of 8.9% in 2014 versus the prior year reflected higher sales volume, partially offset by lower selling price. CCM's sales volume growth in 2014 was primarily driven by increased demand from growth in the new commercial construction and re-roofing markets.

        For the full year 2014, CCM's net sales of its commercial roofing membrane and commercial polyiso insulation applications overall grew by 10%. CCM's net sales of its Insulfoam residential insulation product line grew by 4.8%. With respect to international sales, CCM's net sales outside of the U.S. grew 17% during 2014 primarily reflecting increased net sales into Canada, where net sales

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grew by 33%. CCM's net sales into Europe grew by 12% for the full year, reflecting strong double digit organic sales growth in the first half of 2014 followed by slightly lower sales growth in the second half of 2014 due to weakening economic conditions in Europe and weakening of the Euro versus the U.S. dollar.

        CCM's EBIT margin declined 100 basis points versus the prior year primarily due to lower selling price, higher plant startup and product line closing costs versus the prior year and higher freight costs. These negative impacts were partially offset by lower per unit costs resulting from higher capacity utilization, and reduction in material usage and labor costs driven by the Carlisle Operating System. During 2014, CCM incurred product line closing costs of $0.9 million related to discontinuing production of its Insulfoam product line at its Smithfield, PA, facility. In addition, CCM incurred plant startup expense at its new PVC facility and new TPO manufacturing facility of $9.0 million during 2014. By comparison, CCM incurred plant startup expense in 2013 of $7.3 million. Included in CCM's EBIT in 2013 were gains that did not recur in 2014 consisting of a $1.3 million gain related to the settlement of contingent consideration related to its 2011 acquisition of PDT, a net pre-tax gain of $1.0 million on the sale of property and fixed assets in Kingston, NY, and Kent, WA, and a gain of $1.9 million on the sale of solar roofing inventory that had previously been determined to be obsolete.

        CCM has made significant investments in new plant construction beginning in 2012, with capital expenditures of $81.5 million, $64.5 million and $51.4 million in 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively. In 2013, CCM completed construction on a 407,000 sq. ft. polyiso plant in Puyallup, WA, to service demand in the Pacific-Northwest region. During 2013, CCM completed construction on a 370,000 sq. ft. facility in Montgomery, NY, to relocate polyiso operations from its previous 168,000 sq. ft. leased facility in Kingston, NY. In addition, CCM completed construction of a new PVC (polyvinyl chloride) roofing membrane manufacturing line at its Greenville, IL, location. Beginning in the third quarter 2013, CCM commenced a project to add a TPO manufacturing facility at its Carlisle, PA, location to better service growing demand for TPO roofing applications in the Northeast. This project was completed in the second half of 2014. With the production startup of the PVC plant, CCM is the only manufacturer of EPDM, TPO, and PVC.

        During the third quarter 2014, CCM decided to exit manufacturing and distribution of its Insulfoam product from its Smithfield, PA, facility and to use the Smithfield, PA, facility for its commercial roofing business. The Company incurred $0.9 million in accelerated depreciation and relocation expenses during the fourth quarter of 2014 related to this decision.

        While CCM's net sales growth in the fourth quarter 2014 was lower than expected, the outlook for CCM's net sales in 2015 remains very favorable based upon continued growing demand for commercial construction in the United States as well as increased enforcement of building codes related to energy efficiency driving demand for commercial insulation products. In addition, the market for commercial construction is shifting towards white single-ply roofing systems for which CCM is well positioned to supply with its TPO product line. Sales growth in Europe, which currently comprise less than 10% of CCM's total net sales, is expected to be modest in the near term due to continued economic weakness in the European region. The outlook for CCM's overall net sales growth in 2015 is in the high-single digit percent range. CCM's EBIT margin is expected to improve in 2015 from sales volume growth, an expected tailwind from lower raw material costs in the near term and the non-recurrence of plant startup costs incurred in 2014.

        CCM's net sales and EBIT are generally higher in the second and third quarters of the year due to increased construction activity during these periods. CCM's commercial roofing business is comprised of approximately 70% of net sales from reroofing, which derives demand from a large base of installed roofs requiring replacement in a given year, and 30% from roofing for new commercial construction. Budget constraints at local and federal government levels could have a negative impact on growth rates

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in the market for institutional construction. Growth in demand in the commercial construction market can be negatively impacted by changes in fiscal policy and increases in interest rates.

        While market conditions in the commercial roofing market have improved, maintaining current selling price levels or implementing selling price increases has been challenging and subject to significant price competition. Particularly within its polyiso product line, CCM has been challenged in recovering selling price for historically higher raw material costs, increased freight expense and other higher product costs. Recent declines in crude oil pricing is expected to reduce CCM's raw material costs in the near term however CCM's ability to obtain incremental EBIT margin from lower costs is dependent upon selling price competition within the commercial roofing market.

2013 Compared to 2012

        CCM's net sales grew 4.8% in 2013 versus the prior year reflecting growing demand throughout the year from increased commercial construction and reroofing activity, partially offset by the negative impact of harsher than normal weather conditions earlier in 2013. CCM's net sales of its waterproofing/coatings and Insulfoam products each grew by 13%. The commercial roofing market became slightly more price competitive during the third and fourth quarters of 2013. Net sales from CCM's European operations, excluding the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations, were relatively level to the prior year. Contribution in 2013 from the acquisition of Hertalan in March 2012 was $3.7 million in net sales.

        For the year ended December 31, 2013, the decrease in CCM's EBIT margin of 120 basis points versus the prior year period primarily reflected lower selling price and higher raw material costs partially offset by higher sales volume. CCM also incurred startup expenses of $7.3 million for its two new polyiso facilities in Puyallup, WA and Montgomery, NY and construction of its PVC manufacturing line in Greenville, IL during 2013. Partially offsetting this was a $1.3 million positive adjustment to the fair value of contingent consideration related to CCM's 2011 acquisition of PDT and $1.0 million in net gain on the sale of fixed assets.

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies ("CIT" or the "Interconnect Technologies segment")

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change
$
  Change
%
  2013   2012   Change
$
  Change
%
 

Net Sales

  $ 669.1   $ 577.7   $ 91.4     15.8 % $ 577.7   $ 463.1   $ 114.6     24.7 %

EBIT

  $ 132.2   $ 89.4   $ 42.8     47.9 % $ 89.4   $ 69.1   $ 20.3     29.4 %

EBIT Margin

    19.8 %   15.5 %               15.5 %   14.9 %            

2014 Compared to 2013

        In 2014, CIT achieved record net sales, EBIT and EBIT margin for this segment. CIT's 16% net sales growth in 2014 primarily reflected strong organic sales growth of 11% and net sales from acquisitions of 4.5%. CIT's 11% organic sales growth primarily reflected higher sales volume driven by strong aerospace demand slightly offset by lower selling price from contractual price reductions that were in part tied to lower raw material commodity prices. CIT's net sales to the aerospace market in 2014 were up a robust 14% primarily on higher demand for in-flight entertainment and connectivity ("IFEC") applications and increased sales for the Boeing 787 program. CIT net sales into the test and measurement market increased by 20% in 2014. CIT's net sales to the military market were relatively level to the prior year, reflecting lower demand in the first half of 2014 offset by sales volume growth in the second half of 2014 from new program development. Partially offsetting this was a 6.7% decline in net sales to the industrial market. The acquisition of LHi on October 1, 2014 contributed $26.1 million in net sales to CIT in 2014, all comprising sales to the medical market.

        CIT's EBIT margin increased significantly by 430 basis points in 2014 versus the prior year due to lower per unit costs resulting from higher capacity utilization driven by higher sales volume, and

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reduction in material usage and labor costs driven by the Carlisle Operating System. Included in CIT's EBIT was $1.9 million in transaction expenses for the acquisition of LHi and $1.6 million in cost of goods sold related to recording acquired inventory at estimated fair value as of the acquisition date. Partially offsetting these costs in 2014 was a gain of $0.9 million recognized upon the final settlement of the acquisition of Thermax/Raydex from Belden. By comparison, included in CIT's EBIT in 2013 was $1.1 million in acquisition costs primarily due to additional costs of goods sold resulting from recording the acquired Thermax/Raydex inventory at estimated fair value as of the acquisition date.

        During 2014, CIT began construction on a new 216,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Nogales, Mexico to meet growing demand for its aerospace applications and to support growth in its medical applications. The total cost of CIT's new facility is expected to be $28 million, of which $17 million was spent in 2014, and is expected to be completed in early 2015. CIT may incur additional plant startup expense in 2015 related to ramp up of production at its new facility in Nogales.

        The outlook for CIT in the commercial aerospace market remains favorable with a strong delivery cycle for new wide body aircraft expected over the next several years. Both Airbus and Boeing forecast growing demand for aircraft delivery over this time period. The outlook for the market for IFEC applications also remains positive on increasing demand for on board connectivity applications used in both installed aircraft seating and for personal mobile devices. One of CIT's customers, for which it supplies IFEC applications, comprises approximately 19% of CIT's total sales. CIT's sales volume growth in the aerospace market in future periods is expected to be partially offset by contractual price reductions negotiated as part of Boeing's Accelerated Opportunity Capture ("AOC") program. CIT's net sales growth outlook for the aerospace market in 2015 is expected to be in the mid-single digit percent range as a result of sales volume growth being partially offset by contractual price reductions.

        In 2013, CIT made investments to expand into the medical cabling industry and has generated additional net sales in this area in 2014. The outlook for cabling and interconnect applications in the medical technology industry continues to be favorable. On October 1, 2014, the Company completed the acquisition of LHi, a leading manufacturer of cabling and connectivity applications in the medical equipment and device industry with annual sales of approximately $100 million. With the acquisition of LHi, CIT is adding new products, customers and complementary technologies to support its expansion into the growing healthcare technology market as well as further diversify CIT's end markets. The acquisition of LHi is expected to be accretive to CIT's EBIT in 2015.

        The outlook for CIT's net sales into the test and measurement market is expected to be positive on new product and customer development. The outlook for CIT's military applications is expected to be positive based upon new program development; however growth in this market is subject to government budget limitations. The outlook for the industrial market, which includes the heavy equipment industry and energy exploration and automotive applications, is expected to remain consistent with current levels; however, may be negatively impacted by the recent decline in oil prices.

2013 Compared to 2012

        CIT's net sales growth during 2013 of 25% reflected organic growth of 4.1% and net sales from the Thermax/Raydex acquisition of $95.2 million, or 21%. Net sales in CIT's aerospace market were up 8%, driven by higher demand for IFEC applications and increased orders related to the ramp up of the Boeing 787 program and other Boeing and Airbus aircraft programs. CIT's net sales to the test and measurement market grew by 30% related to new business development efforts. Growth in the aerospace and test and measurement product lines were partially offset by 14% lower net sales to the military and defense market due to government budget and sequestration constraints. CIT's net sales to the industrial market, which currently comprises 3% of CIT's base net sales, declined by 18% reflecting weakness in the heavy equipment market.

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        CIT's EBIT margin increased by 60 basis points in 2013 primarily on higher sales volume and savings from the Carlisle Operating System. EBIT contribution from the Thermax/Raydex acquisition was $14.4 million, including $1.1 million in acquisition related costs mostly due to additional cost of goods sold resulting from the fair valuation of acquired inventory. By comparison, included in EBIT from acquisitions during 2012 was $1.3 million in cost of goods sold related to recording the acquired Tri-Star inventory at estimated fair value as of the acquisition date, $1.0 million in cost of goods sold related to recording the acquired Thermax/Raydex inventory at estimated fair value as of the acquisition date, and $0.6 million in professional fees and other transaction expenses related to acquisitions.

Carlisle Brake & Friction ("CBF" or the "Brake & Friction segment")

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change
$
  Change
%
  2013   2012   Change
$
  Change
%
 

Net Sales

  $ 355.3   $ 350.0   $ 5.3     1.5 % $ 350.0   $ 449.0   $ (99.0 )   (22.0 )%

EBIT

  $ 26.8   $ 33.5   $ (6.7 )   (20.0 )% $ 33.5   $ 75.6   $ (42.1 )   (55.7 )%

EBIT Margin

    7.5 %   9.6 %               9.6 %   16.8 %            

2014 Compared to 2013

        CBF's 1.5% net sales increase in 2014 reflected 1.0% organic sales growth and a 0.5% positive impact on net sales from fluctuations in foreign exchange rates primarily reflecting the increase in the British pound and Euro versus the U.S. dollar that occurred in the first half of 2014. The positive impact from foreign exchange fluctuations on CBF's net sales reversed significantly in the latter part of 2014 when both the Euro and British Pound declined versus the U.S. dollar. CBF's 1.0% organic sales growth in 2014 reflected approximately 2% higher net sales volume offset by 1% lower selling price. CBF's net sales to the construction market grew by 11% in 2014 reflecting recovering market conditions as well as new customer initiatives. Offsetting this growth was 7% lower net sales to the agriculture market, which declined due to lower crop prices and lower farm income reducing equipment demand. Net sales to the mining market in 2014 declined by 11% versus the prior year. Demand in the agriculture and mining markets were relatively stable through the first half of 2014; however, declined more significantly in the second half of 2014 reflecting significant weakening in the agriculture and commodities markets and slowing global economic conditions.

        CBF's EBIT margin decreased 210 basis points in 2014 versus the prior year primarily due to the impact of lower selling price that occurred in the first half of 2014, partially offset by lower per unit costs resulting from higher capacity utilization driven by higher sales volume. During 2014, CBF incurred $1.2 million in severance costs from staff reduction actions taken to align its cost structure with current demand levels. Also in 2014, CBF incurred $4.3 million in charges to inventory, compared to $1.8 million in charges to inventory in 2013. Partially offsetting these costs was a gain of $0.4 million on the sale of its facility in Akron, OH, during the fourth quarter of 2014.

        On October 11, 2013, to further streamline operations and reduce manufacturing costs, CBF announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Akron, OH, relocate manufacturing previously conducted at this facility to other CBF facilities, and sell the facility's remaining assets. The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015 with total expected costs of $2.1 million, including employee termination, accelerated depreciation, impairment of long-lived assets and equipment relocation costs. The Company incurred $0.9 million of exit and disposal costs in 2013 and $0.8 million of exit and disposal costs in 2014. The Company expects to incur the remaining costs of $0.4 million in the first quarter of 2015. Annual savings from this project are estimated to be $0.6 million to be realized beginning in 2015.

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        The outlook for CBF's applications in the construction market remains moderately positive with more strength in the U.S. versus other global markets, aided by growing activity in residential and commercial construction. The market for agriculture equipment has come under pressure globally as a result of lower crop prices and farm income as well as expiration of tax incentives in both the U.S. and Europe. The outlook for the agriculture market is currently negative and is expected to be weak through 2015. Demand for mining is expected to remain soft through 2015 due to global pressures, particularly slower growth in China. For the full year 2015, we expect CBF's net sales growth to be in the flat to low single-digit percentage range reflecting recovery in the construction market and net sales from new product initiatives offset by lower demand in the agriculture and mining markets. CBF is continuing to take measures to reduce costs in alignment with its current demand environment. We expect CBF's EBIT and EBIT margin in 2015 to improve as a result of its cost alignment measures.

        A significant portion of CBF's operating earnings are generated by its subsidiaries in Italy and the United Kingdom selling and operating in Euros and British pounds, respectively. The results of these subsidiaries' operations are reported within our consolidated results in U.S. dollars. The Euro declined significantly in the latter part of 2014 versus the U.S. dollar impacted by monetary easing policies by the European Central Bank as well as the stronger U.S. economy relative to Europe. Consistent declines in the Euro or the British pound versus the U.S. dollar could negatively impact CBF's U.S. dollar reported results for both net sales and EBIT.

2013 Compared to 2012

        Demand in CBF's primary markets for off-highway braking products declined significantly in 2013 reflecting the falloff in global demand for heavy equipment impacting the mining industry, slowdown in construction in emerging markets and inventory destocking by large OEMs. Demand for CBF's braking and friction applications to the construction and mining markets declined by 23% and 41%, respectively, versus the prior year. Partially offsetting these declines was an increase in CBF's net sales into the agriculture market of 8%. To a lesser extent, CBF selling price declined during the fourth quarter of 2013 as a result of pricing negotiations.

        EBIT declined significantly during 2013 due to lower net sales volume which resulted in lower production and higher per-unit production costs. CBF took numerous steps in 2013 to reduce operating costs in light of current market conditions, including reduction in administrative costs and personnel and targeted salary reductions, preserving an EBIT margin of 9.6% for the year. Included in CBF's EBIT for 2013 was $0.9 million in restructuring charges in connection with closure of its manufacturing facility in Akron, OH.

Carlisle FoodService Products ("CFSP" or the "FoodService Products segment")

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change
$
  Change
%
  2013   2012   Change
$
  Change
%
 

Net Sales

  $ 244.2   $ 238.8   $ 5.4     2.3 % $ 238.8   $ 243.3   $ (4.5 )   (1.8 )%

EBIT

  $ 29.6   $ 27.0   $ 2.6     9.6 % $ 27.0   $ 12.3   $ 14.7     119.5 %

EBIT Margin

    12.1 %   11.3 %               11.3 %   5.1 %            

2014 Compared to 2013

        CFSP's 2.3% net sales increase in 2014 primarily reflected higher sales volume and increased selling price realization. CFSP's net sales to the foodservice market within the U.S. increased by 5%. This increase was offset by lower international net sales. As a result, CFSP's overall net sales to the foodservice market increased by 1%. Net sales to the healthcare market increased by 4% primarily driven by increased retherm equipment sales. Net sales to the janitorial/sanitation market increased by 3%. CFSP's net sales results in 2014 of higher sales in all three categories within the U.S., versus an

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overall net sales decline in the prior year, reflect continued efforts to improve its sales process and sales force productivity.

        CFSP's EBIT in 2014 grew 9.6% to a record $29.6 million, reflecting continued progress on its performance improvement efforts that began in 2012. CFSP's EBIT margin grew 80 basis points primarily due to lower freight expense from initiatives to improve scheduling and shipment logistics and higher selling price realization. Included in CFSP's EBIT in 2014 was a $1.1 million gain from the sale of property in The Netherlands during the second quarter 2014. By comparison, included in CFSP's EBIT in 2013 was a $1.0 million gain on the sale of property in Reno, NV.

        The outlook for CFSP's markets is expected to reflect moderate growth in line with the United States' Gross Domestic Product. CFSP continues to focus on sales and operational improvements including improving its order fill rates and lower production costs. The full year outlook for CFSP in 2015 is for low to mid-single digit percentage net sales growth and year over year EBIT and EBIT margin improvement.

2013 Compared to 2012

        CFSP's 1.8% net sales decrease in 2013 primarily reflected lower sales volume partially offset by selling price increases. Net sales in 2013 to the foodservice market were lower by 4.8% and net sales to the healthcare industry were relatively level to the prior year. Net sales to the foodservice market earlier in the year were negatively impacted by lower inventory stocking levels which were resolved during the fourth quarter of 2013. These reductions were offset by 8.4% higher net sales to the janitorial/sanitation market, which comprised approximately 13% of CFSP's total sales, reflecting new account conversions.

        CFSP's EBIT in 2013 grew 120% over the prior year and EBIT margin increased 620 basis points to 11.3% as a result of higher selling price, savings from plant consolidations, administrative cost savings and the non-recurrence of $5.3 million in restructuring costs and $4.8 million of asset disposal and inventory write downs related to exit of unprofitable product lines incurred during 2012. Included in CFSP's EBIT for the third quarter of 2013 was a gain of $1.0 million on the sale of its distribution facility in Reno, NV, which was closed last year as part of our restructuring and consolidation efforts.

Corporate

(in millions)
  2014   2013   Change
%
  2013   2012   Change
%
 

Corporate expenses

  $ 49.1   $ 47.1     4.2 % $ 47.1   $ 58.5     (19.5 )%

As a percentage of net sales

   
1.5

%
 
1.6

%
       
1.6

%
 
2.1

%
     

        Corporate expenses are largely comprised of compensation, benefits, and travel expense for the corporate office staff, business development costs, and certain compliance costs not allocated to the segments. Corporate expense also includes certain gains and losses related to employee benefit obligations that are not allocated to the segments such as pension and post-employment benefit obligation settlements and curtailment charges as well as gains and losses associated with workers' compensation obligations.

        For the year ended December 31, 2014, Corporate expenses increased 4.2% from the prior year period due to higher investments in information security, performance based incentive compensation expense and increased business development expense.

        For the year ended December 31, 2013, Corporate expenses decreased 20% from the prior year period due to lower incentive compensation expense, the non-recurrence of costs in 2012 of $5.6 million in pension settlement charges and $3.3 million in business development costs.

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

        We maintain liquidity sources primarily consisting of cash and cash equivalents and our unused committed credit facility. As of December 31, 2014, we had $730.8 million of cash on hand, of which $98.2 million was located in wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company outside the United States. Cash held by subsidiaries outside the United States is held in U.S. dollars or in the currency of the country in which it is located. It is our intention to use cash held outside the United States to fund the operating activities of our foreign subsidiaries, to make further investments in our foreign operations and to invest in additional growth opportunities for the Company through acquisitions. A portion of our cash held outside the United States is intended to be used to acquire Liquid Finishing Brands. Cash outside the United States is generally held in deposit accounts with banking institutions that are parties to our credit facility. The majority of these accounts are at bank subsidiaries that are owned by U.S. corporate banks. Repatriation of cash held by foreign subsidiaries may require the accrual and payment of taxes in the United States, however, consistent with our unremitted earnings, we consider such related cash to be permanently reinvested in our foreign operations and our current plans do not demonstrate a need, nor do we plan, to repatriate such cash to fund U.S. operations and financing activities. We plan to continue to invest in our international business and potential acquisitions to achieve our stated goal of 30% of net sales outside of the United States.

        In addition, cash held by subsidiaries in China is subject to local laws and regulations that require government approval for conversion of such cash to and from U.S. dollars as well as for transfer of such cash to entities that are outside of China. As of December 31, 2014, we had cash and cash equivalents of $32.6 million located in wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company within China. Cash and cash equivalents in China have increased in 2014 due to the acquisition of LHi with its primary operations in China and increased production by CIT at its facility in China.

Sources and Uses of Cash

(in millions)
  2014   2013   2012  

Net cash provided by operating activities

  $ 295.9   $ 414.7   $ 485.9  

Net cash used in investing activities

    (297.8 )   270.1     (428.5 )

Net cash used in financing activities

    (20.2 )   (41.5 )   (20.6 )

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

    (1.6 )   (1.3 )   1.0  

Change in cash and cash equivalents

  $ (23.7 ) $ 642.0   $ 37.8  

2014 Compared to 2013

        Net cash provided by operating activities, which includes continuing and discontinued operations, was $295.9 million in the year ended December 31, 2014, compared to $414.7 million in 2013. The decrease was primarily due to funds used for working capital in 2014 versus cash provided by working capital in 2013 and the disposition of the Transportation Products business on December 31, 2013. We used cash for working capital in 2014 due to higher organic sales growth and production activity from higher demand in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the prior year. In addition, cash provided by working capital in 2013 benefited from inventory reduction efforts at the divested Carlisle Transportation Product segment.

        Cash used for working capital and other assets and liabilities of $50.4 million in 2014 compared to cash provided by working capital of $48.0 million in 2013, reflecting lower net cash flow related to working capital of $98.4 million in 2014 versus 2013. Cash used for working capital in 2014 primarily consisted of a $27.7 million increase in inventories, an $18.1 million increase in accounts receivable and a $13.6 million reduction in accounts payable and long term liabilities, partially offset by a $14.5 million increase in accrued expenses. Cash provided by working capital in 2013 primarily consisted of a

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$35.6 million reduction in inventories and an $8.4 million decrease in accounts receivable, partially offset by a $8.0 million decrease in payables and accrued expenses.

        While we used cash of $50.4 million for working capital primarily from increased sales and production activity, an important part of our long term strategy is to reduce the ratio of working capital as a percentage of net sales in order to generate strong cash flow from our businesses and improve overall liquidity as our business activities grow. We use the ratio of our average working capital balances (defined as the average of the quarter end balances, excluding current year acquisitions, of trade receivables plus net inventory, less trade payables) as a percentage of annualized sales (defined as year-to-date net sales, excluding current year acquisitions, calculated on an annualized basis) to evaluate our effectiveness in managing our cash requirements in relation to changes in sales activity. For the full year 2014, average working capital as a percentage of annualized sales declined by 90 basis points to 17.8%, as compared to a percentage of 18.7% for 2013.

        Contributing to the improvement in our working capital percentage is the use of the Carlisle Operating System to focus on inventory optimization strategies. Our inventory turns, which is a measure of how many times inventory is sold and replaced in an annualized period (calculated as total Cost of goods sold divided by average quarterly Inventories from December of the prior year to the current year period), increased from 6.9 turns in 2013 to 7.3 turns in 2014. We also made improvement in our accounts receivable collection cycle. As a result, our Days Sales Outstanding, or "DSO", which is a measure of the average number of days to collect payment on our receivables (calculated as average quarterly Receivables from December of the prior year to the current period divided by the daily average of annual Net sales) declined from 53.7 days in 2013 to 52.5 days in 2014.

        Cash used in investing activities was $297.8 million in 2014 compared to $270.1 million provided by investing activities in 2013. In 2014, cash used in invested activities included $118.8 million in capital expenditures and $194.0 million, net of $6.7 million cash acquired, used to acquire LHi Technologies. Also in 2014, we received $9.7 million as part of the final working capital settlement from the sale of the Transportation Products business. In 2013, cash provided by investing activities related to $369.0 million in proceeds on the sale of the Transportation Products business, net of cash on hand at the time of sale, and $11.9 million in proceeds on the sale of equipment, partially offset by $110.8 million in capital expenditures.

        Capital expenditures of $118.8 million in 2014 compared to $110.8 million in 2013. The Construction Materials segment represented 43% of total capital expenditures in 2014 as a result of projects to construct a new TPO plant in Carlisle, PA, and complete construction on a new PVC plant in Greenville, IL. CCM's total capital expenditures were $51.4 million in 2014. During 2014, the Interconnect Technologies segment spent $32.2 million in capital expenditures primarily for the construction of a new 216,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Nogales, Mexico.

        Cash used in financing activities was $20.2 million in 2014 compared to $41.5 million in 2013. During 2014, cash used in financing activities related to $61.2 million in dividends paid and $1.5 million in repayments on industrial and revenue bonds, partially offset by net cash inflows related to the exercise of employee stock options. During 2014, we increased our dividends to shareholders by 12%, representing the 38th consecutive year of dividend increases.

2013 Compared to 2012

        Net cash provided by operating activities, which includes continuing and discontinued operations, was $414.7 million in the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to $485.9 million in 2012. The decrease was primarily due to lower funds provided by working capital in 2013 versus 2012.

        Cash provided by working capital and other assets and liabilities of $48.0 million in 2013 was $57.4 million lower than $105.4 million in 2012. Cash provided by working capital in 2013 primarily

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consisted of a $35.6 million reduction in inventories and an $8.4 million decrease in accounts receivable, partially offset by a $8.0 million decrease in payables and accrued expenses. Cash provided by working capital in 2012 primarily consisted of a $26.5 million reduction in inventories and a $48.8 million reduction in prepaid expenses and other assets.

        For the full year 2013, average working capital as a percentage of annualized sales for our continuing operations was 18.7%, as compared to a percentage of 20.2% for 2012. Our inventory turns increased from 6.3 turns in 2012 to 6.9 turns in 2013. Also contributing to the improvement in working capital as a percent of net sales was the decline in our DSO from 58.1 days in 2012 to 53.7 days in 2013.

        Cash provided by investing activities was $270.1 million in 2013 compared to $428.5 million used in investing activities in 2012. In 2013, cash provided by investing activities related to $369.0 million in proceeds on the sale of the Transportation Products business, net of cash on hand at the time of sale, and $11.9 million in proceeds on the sale of equipment, partially offset by $110.8 million in capital expenditures. In 2012, cash used in investing activities primarily consisted of cash used to purchase Hertalan of $48.9 million, net of cash acquired, and cash used to purchase Thermax/Raydex of $265.5 million, net of cash acquired.

        Capital expenditures of $110.8 million in 2013 from continuing and discontinued operations compared to $140.4 million in 2012. The Construction Materials segment represented 58% of total capital expenditures in 2013 as a result of projects to construct a new polyiso plant in Puyallup, WA and a new facility in Montgomery, NY to replace a former polyiso plant in Kingston, NY. In 2013, CCM also substantially completed a new PVC roofing membrane plant in Greenville, IL that began operations in the first quarter of 2014. CCM's total capital expenditures were $64.5 million in 2013.

        Cash used in financing activities was $41.5 million in 2013 compared to $20.6 million in 2012. During 2013, cash used in financing activities related to $53.7 million in dividends paid and $1.5 million in repayments on industrial and revenue bonds, partially offset by net cash inflows related to the exercise of employee stock options. During 2012, we repaid $357 million in short term borrowings using cash provided by operations and proceeds from our senior notes offering. On November 17, 2012, we issued $350 million in 3.75% senior notes due 2022 (the "senior notes"). Proceeds from this offering were used to repay remaining borrowings under our revolving credit facility and fund the acquisition of Thermax/Raydex on December 17, 2012. During 2013, we increased our dividends to shareholders by 10%.

Debt Instruments, Guarantees and Covenants

        The following table quantifies certain contractual cash obligations and commercial commitments at December 31, 2014:

(in millions)
  Total   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019   Thereafter  

Short-term credit lines and long-term debt

  $ 751.6   $   $ 150.0   $   $ 1.5   $   $ 600.1  

Interest on long-term debt(1)

    200.1     35.1     35.1     25.9     25.9     25.9     52.2  

Noncancelable operating leases

    67.2     15.8     13.3     10.8     9.3     7.0     11.0  

Estimated workers' compensation claims

    22.6     6.1     4.3     3.0     2.1     1.6     5.5  

Estimated post-retirement benefit payments

    306.7     16.3     15.8     15.3     14.7     13.9     230.7  

Total commitments

  $ 1,348.2   $ 73.3   $ 218.5   $ 55.0   $ 53.5   $ 48.4   $ 899.5  

(1)
Future expected interest payments are calculated based on the stated rate for fixed rate debt and the effective interest rate at December 31, 2014 for variable rate debt.

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        The above table does not include $151.1 million of long-term deferred revenue and $220.1 million of other long-term liabilities, of which $27.6 million relates to unrecognized income tax benefits. Excluded Other long-term liabilities consist primarily of deferred income tax liabilities and deferred compensation. Due to factors such as the timing of book-tax difference reversals and retirement of employees, it is not reasonably possible to estimate when these will become due.

        The above table also does not include the Company's pending acquisition of Graco Inc.'s liquid finishing business ("Liquid Finishing Brands"). On October 8, 2014, the Company announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase from Graco and its subsidiary Finishing Brands Holdings, Inc. their held separate liquid finishing business in a $590 million cash transaction. The Liquid Finishing Brands business is currently being held separate from Graco's other businesses pursuant to an order of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"). Effective October 6, 2014, Graco is required to sell the business within 180 days of the FTC's final divestiture order. The acquisition is subject to FTC and other regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions, and is anticipated to close during the first quarter of 2015.

        The amount of $22.6 million in obligations for workers compensation claims reflects an estimate for discounted claims reported to the company and incurred but not yet reported. The Company's estimate is based upon actuarial assumptions and loss development factors and the Company's historical loss experience. See Note 11 in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

        The amount of $306.7 million in post-retirement benefit payments primarily reflects undiscounted estimated employee obligations under the Company's qualified defined benefit pension plans, as well as obligations for the Company's non-qualified executive supplemental and director plans and other post-retirement welfare plans. The amount of estimated obligations is based upon plan provisions, increases to compensation levels, actuarial assumptions and health care cost trends. Of the $306.7 million in estimated obligations, approximately $265.8 million reflect projected benefit obligations under the Company's qualified defined benefit plans. The Company maintains a trust in which plan assets of the trust, based upon their fair value measurement as of December 31, 2014, and expected return on assets are expected to fully fund the Company's projected benefit obligations for its qualified defined benefit plans. See Note 1, Note 13 and Note 16 in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

        Although we have entered into purchase agreements for certain key raw materials, there were no such contracts with a term exceeding one year in place at December 31, 2014.

        On October 20, 2011, we entered into a $600 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility (the "Facility") to replace our former credit facility. The renewed facility had an expiration date of October 20, 2016. On December 12, 2013, we executed an amendment to the facility (the "Amendment") to amend certain terms and extend the term of the facility to December 12, 2018. The amended credit facility allows for borrowings of between one month and six month maturity at an interest rate spread of 1.125 percentage points over Libor, based upon our current investment grade credit rating. Under the terms of the amendment, the annual facility fee was reduced from 0.20 percentage points of the overall facility to 0.125 percentage points. As a result, our annual facility fee was reduced from $1.2 million to $750,000. The amendment also modified our leverage ratio covenant to permit a temporary increase in the ratio in the event of a material acquisition. We use the facility for general working capital purposes and to provide additional liquidity to pursue growth opportunities including acquisitions.

        On November 20, 2012, we completed a public offering of $350.0 million of notes with a stated interest rate of 3.75% due November 15, 2022 (the "2022 Notes"). The 2022 Notes were issued at a discount of approximately $1.1 million, resulting in proceeds of approximately $348.9 million. Interest on the 2022 Notes is paid each May 15 and November 15, which commenced on May 15, 2013. The

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proceeds were utilized to re-pay borrowings under our $600 million revolving credit facility and fund the acquisition of Thermax/Raydex on December 17, 2012.

        On December 9, 2010, we completed a public offering of $250.0 million of notes with a stated interest rate of 5.125% due December 15, 2020 (the "2020 Notes"). The 2020 Notes were issued at a discount of approximately $1.1 million, resulting in proceeds of approximately $248.9 million. Interest on the 2020 Notes is paid each June 15 and December 15, which commenced on June 15, 2011. The proceeds were utilized to re-pay borrowings under our revolving credit facility that were used to partially finance the acquisition of Hawk.

        We have outstanding senior notes for principal amount of $150.0 million that mature on August 15, 2016. We anticipate we will have sufficient cash on hand as well as available liquidity under our revolving credit facility to repay the outstanding balance by the maturity date. If these sources of liquidity have been used for other strategic purposes by the time of the senior note maturity, we would obtain additional liquidity by accessing the capital markets to repay the outstanding balance.

        At December 31, 2014, the fair value of our $350 million 3.75% notes due 2022, $250 million 5.125% notes due 2020 and $150 million 6.125% notes due 2016, using Level 2 inputs, is approximately $346.9 million, $269.0 million and $159.8 million, respectively. Fair value is estimated based on current yield rates plus our estimated credit spread available for financings with similar terms and maturities.

        At December 31, 2014, we had $600 million available under our $600 million revolving credit facility. The revolving credit facility provides for grid-based interest pricing based on the credit rating of our senior unsecured bank debt or other unsecured senior debt and our utilization of the facility. Our senior unsecured debt is rated BBB by Standard & Poor's and Baa2 by Moody's. The facility requires us to meet various restrictive covenants and limitations including certain leverage ratios, interest coverage ratios, and limits on outstanding debt balances held by certain subsidiaries. We had no borrowings on our facility during the year ended December 31, 2014.

        We also maintain a $45.0 million uncommitted line of credit, of which $45.0 million was available for borrowing as of December 31, 2014. We had no borrowings under the uncommitted line of credit during 2014.

        As of December 31, 2014, we had outstanding letters of credit amounting to $29.5 million. Letters of credit are issued primarily to provide security under insurance arrangements and certain borrowings and are issued under a continuing credit agreement with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

        Under our various debt and credit facilities, we are required to meet various restrictive covenants and limitations, including certain leverage ratios, interest coverage ratios, and limits on outstanding debt balances held by certain subsidiaries. We were in compliance with all covenants and limitations in 2014 and 2013.

        We view our debt to capital ratio (defined as short-term debt plus long-term debt divided by the sum of total Shareholders' equity, long-term debt and short-term debt) as an important indicator of our ability to utilize debt in financing acquisitions and capital investments. As of December 31, 2014, our debt to capital ratio was 25%.

Cash Management

        As stated above, reducing the level of working capital as a percentage of net sales is a key management focus. Our priorities for the use of cash are to invest in growth and performance improvement opportunities for our existing businesses and maintain assets through capital expenditures, pursue strategic acquisitions that meet shareholder return criteria, pay dividends to shareholders, and return value to shareholders through share repurchases.

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        Capital expenditures in 2015 are expected to be $100 million, exclusive of capital expenditures associated with the pending Liquid Finishing Brands acquisition. Planned capital expenditures for 2015 include business sustaining projects, cost reduction efforts, and new product expansion.

        No minimum contributions to our pension plans are required in 2015. However, during 2015 we expect to pay approximately $1.0 million in participant benefits under the executive supplemental and director plans. In light of our plans' funded status, we do not expect to make any discretionary contributions to our other pension plans in 2015. We did not make any contributions to the pension plans during 2014.

        We intend to pay dividends to our shareholders and have increased our dividend rate annually for the past 38 years.

        We announced the reactivation of our share repurchase program in August 2004. In August 2007, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of 2,500,000 shares of our common stock. In February 2008, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of an additional 1,400,000 shares of our common stock. At this time we have authority to repurchase 3,014,157 shares. Shares may be repurchased at management's direction. The decision to repurchase shares will depend on price, availability, and other corporate developments. Purchases may occur from time-to-time in the open market and no maximum purchase price has been set.

        We believe that our operating cash flows, credit facilities, lines of credit, and leasing programs provide adequate liquidity and capital resources to fund ongoing operations, expand existing lines of business, and make strategic acquisitions. In addition, we believe that our liquidity and capital resources from U.S. operations are adequate to fund our U.S. operations and corporate activities without a need to repatriate funds held by subsidiaries outside the United States. However, the ability to maintain existing credit facilities and access the capital markets can be impacted by economic conditions outside our control, specifically credit market tightness or sustained market downturns. Our cost to borrow and capital market access can be impacted by debt ratings assigned by independent rating agencies, based on certain credit measures such as interest coverage, funds from operations and various leverage ratios.

Environmental

        We are subject to increasingly stringent environmental laws and regulations, including those relating to air emissions, wastewater discharges, chemical and hazardous waste management and disposal. Some of these environmental laws hold owners or operators of land, businesses, or offsite disposal facilities liable for their own and for previous owners' or operators' releases of hazardous or toxic substances or wastes. Other environmental laws and regulations require the obtainment and compliance with environmental permits. To date, costs of complying with environmental, health and safety requirements have not been material and we do not currently have any significant accruals related to potential future costs of environmental remediation at December 31, 2014 and 2013, nor do we have any asset retirement obligations recorded at those dates. However, the nature of our operations and our long history of industrial activities at certain of our current or former facilities, as well as those acquired, could potentially result in material environmental liabilities or asset retirement obligations.

        While we must comply with existing and pending climate change legislation, regulation, international treaties or accords, current laws and regulations do not have a material impact on our business, capital expenditures, or financial position. Future events, including those relating to climate change or greenhouse gas regulation, could require us to incur expenses related to the modification or curtailment of operations, installation of pollution control equipment, or investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites.

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Critical Accounting Estimates

        Our significant accounting policies are more fully described in Note 1 in Item 8. Certain of our accounting policies require the application of significant judgment by management in selecting the appropriate assumptions for calculating financial estimates. By their nature, these judgments are subject to an inherent degree of uncertainty. These judgments are based on our historical experience, terms of existing contracts, our observation of trends in the industry, information provided by our customers, and information available from other outside sources, as appropriate. We consider certain accounting policies related to revenue recognition, inventory cost and valuation, deferred revenue and extended product warranty, valuation of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets, valuation of long-lived assets and pensions and other post-retirement plans to be critical policies due to the estimation processes involved.

        Revenue Recognition.    Revenues are recognized when pervasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred (or services have been rendered), the customer takes ownership and assumes risk of loss, collection is probable, and the sales price is fixed or determinable. Provisions for discounts and rebates to customers and other adjustments are provided for at the time of sale as a deduction to revenue. Reserves for sales returns, rebates, and other allowances are established using historical information. Management believes it has sufficient historical experience to allow for reasonable and reliable estimation of these reductions to revenue.

        Inventories.    Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market with cost determined primarily on an average cost basis. Cost of inventories includes direct as well as certain indirect costs associated with the acquisition and production process. These costs include raw materials, direct and indirect labor, and manufacturing overhead. Manufacturing overhead includes materials, depreciation and amortization related to property, plant, and equipment and other intangible assets used directly and indirectly in the acquisition and production of inventory, and costs related to our distribution network such as inbound freight charges, purchasing and receiving costs, inspection costs, warehousing costs, internal transfer costs, and other such costs associated with preparing our products for sale.

        Under U.S. GAAP, market is defined as current replacement cost, subject to a floor and a ceiling. The floor is net realizable value less an approximately normal profit margin and the ceiling is net realizable value. Net realizable value is defined as estimated selling price less costs of completion and disposal. The estimates that are subject to uncertainty include estimates of selling prices, costs of completion and disposal, and the levels of excess and obsolete inventory. The Company regularly reviews inventory quantities on hand for indicators that cost may exceed market. These indicators include excess and obsolete inventory and trends in raw material costs or selling prices. The Company utilizes historical write-off information as well as forecasted selling prices to determine if market is below cost. At year end, if any reserves are recorded they are not reversed and market is established as the inventory's new cost basis. In general, the Company performs the test described above at a product level.

        Deferred Revenue and Extended Product Warranty.    We offer extended warranty contracts on sales of certain products; the most significant being those offered on our installed roofing systems within the Construction Materials segment. The lives of these warranties range from five to thirty years. All revenue from the sale of these contracts is deferred and amortized on a straight-line basis over the life of the contracts. Current costs of services performed under these contracts are expensed as incurred. We also record an additional loss and a corresponding reserve if the total expected costs of providing services under the contract at a product line level exceed unearned revenues equal to such excess. We estimate total expected warranty costs using quantitative measures based on historical claims experience and management judgment.

        Goodwill and Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets.    Indefinite-lived intangible assets are recognized and recorded at their acquisition-date fair values. Intangible assets with indefinite useful lives are not

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amortized but are tested annually, or more often if impairment indicators are present, for impairment via a one-step process by comparing the fair value of the intangible asset with its carrying value. If the intangible asset's carrying value exceeds its fair value, an impairment charge is recorded in current earnings for the difference. We estimate the fair value of our indefinite-lived intangible assets based on the income approach utilizing the discounted cash flow method. We periodically re-assess indefinite-lived intangible assets as to whether their useful lives can be determined and if so, we begin amortizing any applicable intangible asset.

        Goodwill is not amortized but is tested annually, or more often if impairment indicators are present, for impairment at a reporting unit level. We have determined that our operating segments are our reporting units. We have allocated goodwill to our reporting units as follows:

(in millions)
  December 31,
2014
  December 31,
2013
 

Carlisle Construction Materials

  $ 123.3   $ 129.1  

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

    554.3     442.6  

Carlisle Brake & Friction

    226.6     226.7  

Carlisle FoodService Products

    60.3     60.3  

Total

  $ 964.5   $ 858.7  

        In our most recent test, we estimated the fair value of our reporting units primarily based on the income approach utilizing the discounted cash flow method. We also utilized fair value estimates derived from the market approach utilizing the public company market multiple method to validate the results of the discounted cash flow method, which required us to make assumptions about the applicability of those multiples to our reporting units. The discounted cash flow method required us to estimate future cash flows and discount those amounts to present value. The key assumptions that drove fair value included:

    Industry weighted-average cost of capital ("WACC"): We utilized a WACC relative to each reporting unit's industry as the discount rate for estimated future cash flows. The WACC is intended to represent a rate of return that would be expected by a market place participant. We utilize third party valuation providers to assist management in determining the appropriate WACC by reporting unit.

    EBIT margins: We utilized historical and expected EBIT margins, which varied based on the projections of each reporting unit being evaluated.

        While we believe these assumptions are appropriate, they are subject to uncertainty and by nature include judgments and estimates regarding various factors including the realization of sales price increases, fluctuation in price and availability in key raw materials, and operating efficiencies.

        See Note 10 to the Consolidated Financial Statements in Item 8 for more information regarding goodwill.

        Valuation of Long-Lived Assets.    Long-lived assets or asset groups, including amortizable intangible assets, are tested for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset or asset group may not be recoverable. For purposes of testing for impairment, we group our long-lived assets classified as held and used at the lowest level for which identifiable cash flows are largely independent of the cash flows from other assets and liabilities. Our asset groupings vary based on the related business in which the long-lived asset is employed and the interrelationship between those long-lived assets in producing net cash flows; for example, multiple manufacturing facilities may work in concert with one another or may work on a stand-alone basis to produce net cash flows. We utilize our long-lived assets in multiple industries and economic environments and our asset grouping reflects these various factors

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        We monitor the operating and cash flow results of our long-lived assets or asset groups classified as held and used to identify whether events and circumstances indicate the remaining useful lives of those assets should be adjusted, or if the carrying value of those assets or asset groups may not be recoverable. In the event indicators of impairment are identified, undiscounted estimated future cash flows are compared to the carrying value of the long-lived asset or asset group. If the undiscounted estimated future cash flows are less than the carrying amount, we determine the fair value of the asset or asset group and record an impairment charge in current earnings to the extent carrying value exceeds fair value. Fair values may be determined based on estimated discounted cash flows, by prices for like or similar assets in similar markets, or a combination of both. There are currently no long-lived assets or asset groups classified as held and used for which the related undiscounted cash flows do not substantially exceed their carrying amounts.

        Long-lived assets or asset groups that are part of a disposal group that meets the criteria to be classified as held for sale are not assessed for impairment but rather if fair value, less cost to sell, of the disposal group is less than its carrying value a loss on sale is recorded against the disposal group.

        Pensions.    We maintain defined benefit retirement plans for certain employees. The annual net periodic expense and benefit obligations related to these plans are determined on an actuarial basis. This determination requires assumptions to be made concerning general economic conditions (particularly interest rates), expected return on plan assets, increases to compensation levels, and health care cost trends. These assumptions are reviewed periodically by management in consultation with our independent actuary and investment manager. Changes in the assumptions to reflect actual experience can result in a change in the net periodic expense and accrued benefit obligations. During 2014, the Society of Actuaries released a new mortality table, referred to as RP-2014, which is believed to better reflect mortality improvements and is to be used in calculating defined benefit pension obligations. We used RP-2014 to measure our pension obligation as of December 31, 2014. As a result of the change in mortality tables, our pension obligation increased by $11.9 million with a corresponding decrease in other comprehensive income.

        The defined benefit pension plans' assets consist primarily of fixed-income and equity mutual funds, which are considered Level 1 assets under the fair value hierarchy as their fair value is derived from market-observable data. We use the market related valuation method to determine the value of plan assets, which recognizes the change of the fair value of the plan assets over five years. If actual experience differs from these long-term assumptions, the difference is recorded as an unrecognized actuarial gain (loss) and then amortized into earnings over a period of time based on the average future service period, which may cause the expense related to providing these benefits to increase or decrease. The weighted-average expected rate of return on plan assets was 6.30% for the 2014 valuation. While we believe 6.30% is a reasonable expectation based on the plan assets' mix of fixed income and equity investments, significant differences in actual experience or significant changes in the assumptions used may materially affect the pension obligations and future expense. The effects of a 0.25% increase or decrease in the expected rate of return would cause our estimated 2014 pension expense to be approximately $0.4 million lower or $0.4 million higher, respectively. The assumed weighted-average discount rate was 3.84% for the 2014 valuation. The effects of a 0.25% increase or decrease in the assumed discount rate would cause our projected benefit obligation at December 31, 2014 to be approximately $4.6 million lower or $4.9 million higher, respectively. We used a weighted-average assumed rate of compensation increase of 4.29% for the 2014 valuation. This rate is not expected to change in the foreseeable future and is based on our actual rate of compensation increase over the past several years, adjusted to reflect management's expectations regarding future labor costs.

        We also have a limited number of unfunded post-retirement benefit programs that provide certain retirees with life insurance, medical and prescription drug coverage. The annual net periodic expense and benefit obligations of these programs are also determined on an actuarial basis and are subject to assumptions on the discount rate and increases in compensation levels. The discount rate used for the

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2014 valuation was 3.68%. The effects of a 1% increase or decrease in either the discount rate or the assumed health care cost trend rates would not be material. Similar to the defined benefit retirement plans, these plans' assumptions are reviewed periodically by management in consultation with our independent actuary. Changes in the assumptions can result in a change in the net periodic expense and accrued benefit obligations.

        Income Taxes.    We record income taxes in accordance with ASC 740, Income Taxes, which includes an estimate of taxes payable or refundable for the current year and deferred tax liabilities and assets for the future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in our financial statements or tax returns.

        Deferred tax assets and liabilities reflect the net tax effects of temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes. We periodically assess the realizability of deferred tax assets and the adequacy of deferred tax liabilities.

        Realization of deferred tax assets involves estimates regarding (1) the timing and amount of the reversal of taxable temporary differences, (2) expected future taxable income, and (3) the impact of tax planning strategies. We believe that it is more likely than not that we may not realize the benefit of certain deferred tax assets and, accordingly, have established a valuation allowance against them. In assessing the need for a valuation allowance, we consider all available positive and negative evidence, including past operating results, projections of future taxable income and the feasibility of and potential changes to ongoing tax planning strategies. Although realization is not assured for the remaining deferred tax assets, we believe it is more likely than not that the remaining deferred tax assets will be realized. However, deferred tax assets could be reduced in the near term if our estimates of taxable income during the carryforward period are significantly reduced or tax planning strategies are no longer viable.

        The amount of income tax that we pay annually is dependent on various factors, including the timing of certain deductions and ongoing audits by federal, state and foreign tax authorities, which may result in proposed adjustments. We perform reviews of our income tax positions on a quarterly basis and accrue for potential uncertain tax positions. We believe we have adequately provided for any reasonably foreseeable outcome related to these matters.

New Accounting Standards Not Yet Effective

        In April 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2014-08, Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity. Under ASU 2014-08, only disposals representing a strategic shift in operations should be presented as discontinued operations. Those strategic shifts should have a major effect on the organization's operations and financial results. Additionally, ASU 2014-08 requires expanded disclosures about discontinued operations that will provide financial statement users with more information about the assets, liabilities, income, and expenses of discontinued operations. ASU 2014-08 is effective for fiscal and interim periods beginning on or after December 15, 2014. The impact of the adoption of this ASU on the Company's results of operation, financial position, cash flows and disclosures will be based on the Company's future disposal activity.

        In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. ASU 2014-09 outlines a single, comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance issued by the FASB, including industry specific guidance. ASU 2014-09 provides accounting guidance for all revenue arising from contracts with customers and affects all entities that enter into contracts with customers to provide goods and services. The guidance also provides a model for the measurement and recognition

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of gains and losses on the sale of certain nonfinancial assets, such as property and equipment, including real estate.

        ASU 2014-09 is effective for annual reporting periods, including interim reporting periods within those periods, beginning after December 15, 2016. The new standard must be adopted using either a full retrospective approach for all periods presented in the period of adoption or a modified retrospective approach. The modified retrospective approach requires that the new standard be applied to all new and existing contracts as of the date of adoption, with a cumulative catch-up adjustment recorded to the opening balance of retained earnings at the effective date for existing contracts that still require performance by the entity. Under the modified retrospective approach, amounts reported prior to the date of adoption will be presented under existing guidance.

        ASU 2014-09 also requires entities to disclose both quantitative and qualitative information to enable users of the financial statements to understand the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers.

        We have not yet determined the impact of adopting the standard on our financial statements nor have we yet determined whether we will utilize the full retrospective or modified retrospective approach.

        In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15, Disclosure of Uncertainties About an Entity's Ability to Continue as a Going Concern. The new standard provides guidance on determining when and how to disclose going-concern uncertainties in the financial statements. Management will be required to perform interim and annual assessments of the Company's ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date the financial statements are issued. ASU 2014-15 is effective for annual periods ending after December 15, 2016, and interim periods thereafter, with early adoption permitted. The adoption of this standard is not expected to have an impact on the Company's financial statement disclosures.

Forward-Looking Statements

        This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally use words such as "expect," "foresee," "anticipate," "believe," "project," "should," "estimate," "will," "plans", "forecast" and similar expressions, and reflect our expectations concerning the future. Such statements are made based on known events and circumstances at the time of publication, and as such, are subject in the future to unforeseen risks and uncertainties. It is possible that our future performance may differ materially from current expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements, due to a variety of factors such as: increasing price and product/service competition by foreign and domestic competitors, including new entrants; technological developments and changes; the ability to continue to introduce competitive new products and services on a timely, cost-effective basis; our mix of products/services; increases in raw material costs which cannot be recovered in product pricing; domestic and foreign governmental and public policy changes including environmental and industry regulations; threats associated with and efforts to combat terrorism; protection and validity of patent and other intellectual property rights; the successful integration and identification of our strategic acquisitions; the cyclical nature of our businesses; and the outcome of pending and future litigation and governmental proceedings. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, the condition of the financial and credit markets, and general domestic and international economic conditions including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Further, any conflict in the international arena may adversely affect general market conditions and our future performance. We undertake no duty to update forward-looking statements.

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Item 7A.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

        We are exposed to market risk in the form of changes in commodity prices for raw materials, foreign currency exchange rates, and interest rates. We may from time to time enter into financial instruments or commodity futures contracts to manage these risks; however, we do not utilize such instruments or contracts for speculative or trading purposes. In the event that we enter into a hedge contract, it is possible that such future dated contracts could no longer serve as a hedge if the projected cash flow does not occur as anticipated at the time of contract initiation. We generally do not hedge the risk from translation of sales and activities into U.S. dollars for financial reporting.

        To manage commodity pricing risk, we may from time to time enter into financial instrument contracts, longer dated purchase contracts, or commodity indexed sales contracts. We continually address the impact of commodity price increases on our sales, operating margins, and cash flow. To mitigate our exposure to fluctuations in the prices of silver and copper, which are key raw materials within the Interconnect Technologies segment, we had commodity swap agreements with an aggregate notional amount of $2.3 million outstanding as of December 31, 2012, all of which matured during 2013. We had no commodity swap agreements in place as of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013.

        We are primarily exposed to the exchange rates of currencies including the Chinese Renminbi, Euro, Canadian Dollar, British Pound, Swiss Franc, Indian Rupee, Hong Kong Dollar, and Mexican Peso. Less than 10% of our consolidated net income is generated by our subsidiaries in Western Europe and the United Kingdom. The results of these subsidiaries are recorded in the Euro and British Pound, respectively, and translated into U.S. dollars as part of our consolidated results. Significant strengthening of the U.S. dollars versus the Euro or British Pound would negatively affect the respective reported results of these operations. In addition, a portion of our net sales, comprising less than 10% of total net sales, are for sales of products manufactured in China for the North American market. These sales are generated predominately in U.S. Dollars. Many of the obligations incurred by these operations are settled in Chinese Renminbi or Hong Kong Dollars. Should the U.S. Dollar weaken significantly against the Renminbi or Hong Kong Dollar, our results of operations could be adversely affected. We monitor our foreign currency exposure and will hedge our currency risk exposure when deemed effective and prudent.

        Approximately 24% of our net sales for the year ended December 31, 2014 are from countries other than the U.S.

        We had foreign exchange forward contracts with an aggregate notional amount of $1.4 million outstanding as of December 31, 2014, with scheduled maturities of $1.4 million during 2015. The fair value of open contracts as of December 31, 2014 reflected net assets of $0.1 million.

        From time to time we may manage our interest rate exposure through the use of treasury locks, interest rate swaps and cross-currency swaps to reduce volatility of cash flows, impact on earnings, and to lower our cost of capital. Our exposure to interest rates on our outstanding debt is described in "Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Debt Instruments, Guarantees and Covenants." We are exposed to variable rate interest risk in the form of outstanding borrowings on our $600 million revolving credit facility. We are not currently exposed to currency risk on borrowings denominated in non-USD; however, from time-to-time, we may borrow in non-USD denominations. There were no treasury locks, interest rate swaps or cross-currency swaps in place as of December 31, 2014.

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Item 8.    Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Carlisle Companies Incorporated

        We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Carlisle Companies Incorporated as of December 31, 2014 and 2013, and the related consolidated statements of earnings and comprehensive income, shareholders' equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2014. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

        We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

        In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Carlisle Companies Incorporated at December 31, 2014 and 2013, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2014, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

        We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), Carlisle Companies Incorporated's internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (2013 framework) and our report dated February 10, 2015 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
Charlotte, North Carolina
February 10, 2015

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Carlisle Companies Incorporated

        We have audited Carlisle Companies Incorporated's internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (2013 framework) (the COSO criteria). Carlisle Companies Incorporated's management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting included in the accompanying Management's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.

        We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

        A company's internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

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

        As indicated in the accompanying Management's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, management's assessment of and conclusion on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting did not include the internal controls of LHi Technology, which is included in the 2014 consolidated financial statements of Carlisle Companies Incorporated and constituted $252.8 million and $201.2 million of total and net assets, respectively, as of December 31, 2014 and $0.5 million of net income for the year then ended. Revenue from the business operations acquired from LHi Technology represented 0.8% of consolidated net sales for the year ended December 31, 2014. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting of Carlisle Companies Incorporated also did not include an evaluation of the internal control over financial reporting of LHi Technology.

        In our opinion, Carlisle Companies Incorporated maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014, based on the COSO criteria.

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        We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheets of Carlisle Companies Incorporated as of December 31, 2014 and 2013 and the related consolidated statements of earnings and comprehensive income, shareholders' equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2014 of Carlisle Companies Incorporated and our report dated February 10, 2015 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
Charlotte, North Carolina
February 10, 2015

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Carlisle Companies Incorporated

Consolidated Statements of Earnings and Comprehensive Income

 
  For the Years Ended December 31,  
(in millions except share and per share amounts)
  2014   2013   2012  

Net sales

  $ 3,204.0   $ 2,943.0   $ 2,851.2  

Cost of goods sold

    2,384.5     2,197.4     2,084.2  

Selling and administrative expenses

    379.0     353.7     356.6  

Research and development expenses

    33.8     29.3     26.1  

Other (income) expense, net

    (1.6 )   (4.2 )   12.4  

Earnings before interest and income taxes

    408.3     366.8     371.9  

Interest expense, net

   
32.2
   
33.8
   
25.5
 

Earnings before income taxes from continuing operations

    376.1     333.0     346.4  

Income tax expense (Note 6)

   
124.4
   
97.8
   
117.7
 

Income from continuing operations

    251.7     235.2     228.7  

Discontinued operations (Note 4)

   
 
   
 
   
 
 

Income (loss) before income taxes

    (2.1 )   (60.5 )   55.2  

Income tax (benefit) expense

    (1.7 )   (35.0 )   13.7  

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

    (0.4 )   (25.5 )   41.5  

Net income

  $ 251.3   $ 209.7   $ 270.2  

Basic earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shares(1)

                   

Income from continuing operations

  $ 3.89   $ 3.69   $ 3.64  

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

        (0.40 )   0.66  

Basic earnings per share

  $ 3.89   $ 3.29   $ 4.30  

Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shares(1)

                   

Income from continuing operations

  $ 3.83   $ 3.61   $ 3.57  

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

    (0.01 )   (0.39 )   0.65  

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 3.82   $ 3.22   $ 4.22  

Comprehensive Income

                   

Net income

  $ 251.3   $ 209.7   $ 270.2  

Other comprehensive income (loss) (Note 18)

                   

Change in foreign currency translation

    (26.1 )   (1.6 )   3.2  

Change in accrued post-retirement benefit liability, net of tax

    (3.8 )   5.9     6.6  

Loss on hedging activities, net of tax

    (0.4 )   (0.3 )   (0.3 )

Other comprehensive income (loss)

    (30.3 )   4.0     9.5  

Comprehensive income

  $ 221.0   $ 213.7   $ 279.7  

(1)
Earning per share calculated based on the two-class method. See Note 7 for detailed calculations.

   

See accompanying notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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Carlisle Companies Incorporated

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions except share and per share amounts)
  December 31,
2014
  December 31,
2013
 

Assets

             

Current assets:

             

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 730.8   $ 754.5  

Receivables, net of allowance of $4.8 in 2014 and $3.3 in 2013

    439.2     399.6  

Inventories (Note 8)

    339.1     298.8  

Deferred income taxes (Note 6)

    35.4     35.7  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    67.0     46.4  

Total current assets

    1,611.5     1,535.0  

Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $513.7 in 2014 and $468.0 in 2013 (Note 9)

    547.3     497.2  

Other assets:

   
 
   
 
 

Goodwill, net (Note 10)

    964.5     858.7  

Other intangible assets, net (Note 10)

    611.7     579.8  

Other long-term assets

    23.7     22.3  

Total other assets

    1,599.9     1,460.8  

TOTAL ASSETS

  $ 3,758.7   $ 3,493.0  

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

             

Current liabilities:

             

Accounts payable

  $ 198.0   $ 187.0  

Accrued expenses

    176.3     172.0  

Deferred revenue (Note 14)

    17.9     17.4  

Total current liabilities

    392.2     376.4  

Long-term liabilities:

             

Long-term debt (Note 12)

    749.8     751.0  

Deferred revenue (Note 14)

    151.1     143.6  

Other long-term liabilities (Note 16)

    260.6     235.9  

Total long-term liabilities

    1,161.5     1,130.5  

Shareholders' equity:

             

Preferred stock, $1 par value per share. Authorized and unissued 5,000,000 shares

         

Common stock, $1 par value per share. Authorized 100,000,000 shares; 78,661,248 shares issued; 64,691,059 outstanding in 2014 and 63,658,777 outstanding in 2013

    78.7     78.7  

Additional paid-in capital

    247.8     201.1  

Deferred compensation equity (Note 5)

    6.0     3.0  

Cost of shares in treasury—13,723,201 shares in 2014 and 14,761,481 shares in 2013

    (200.1 )   (209.5 )

Accumulated other comprehensive loss (Note 18)

    (61.8 )   (31.5 )

Retained earnings

    2,134.4     1,944.3  

Total shareholders' equity

    2,205.0     1,986.1  

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

  $ 3,758.7   $ 3,493.0  

   

See accompanying notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

 
  For the Years Ended
December 31,
 
(in millions)
  2014   2013   2012  

Operating activities

                   

Net income

  $ 251.3   $ 209.7   $ 270.2  

Reconciliation of net income to cash flows from operating activities:

                   

Depreciation

    64.7     75.4     74.6  

Amortization

    39.3     38.5     30.3  

Non-cash compensation, net of tax benefit

    3.3     11.9     8.5  

Non-cash pension settlement

            5.6  

Gain on sale of businesses

        (6.2 )   (3.7 )

(Gain) loss on sale of property and equipment, net

    (0.9 )   (1.3 )   2.1  

Impairment of assets

        100.3     6.4  

Deferred taxes

    (9.9 )   (61.7 )   (13.8 )

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

    (2.0 )   0.1     0.1  

Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions and divestitures:

                   

Receivables

    (18.1 )   8.4     21.0  

Inventories

    (27.7 )   35.6     26.5  

Prepaid expenses and other assets

    (5.5 )   11.1     48.8  

Accounts payable

    (5.1 )   (20.6 )   (15.7 )

Accrued expenses and deferred revenues

    14.5     12.6     14.9  

Long-term liabilities

    (8.5 )   0.9     9.9  

Other operating activities

    0.5         0.2  

Net cash provided by operating activities

    295.9     414.7     485.9  

Investing activities

                   

Capital expenditures

    (118.8 )   (110.8 )   (140.4 )

Acquisitions, net of cash

    (194.0 )       (314.3 )

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

    5.3     11.9      

Proceeds from sale of business

    9.7     369.0     25.8  

Proceeds from hedging activities

            0.4  

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

    (297.8 )   270.1     (428.5 )

Financing activities

                   

Net change in short-term borrowings and revolving credit lines

            (357.4 )

Proceeds from long-term debt

            348.9  

Repayments of long-term debt

    (1.5 )   (1.5 )    

Debt issuance costs

        (0.6 )   (2.9 )

Acquistion date value of contingent consideration settled

        (5.2 )    

Dividends

    (61.2 )   (53.7 )   (48.0 )

Proceeds from issuance of treasury shares and stock options, net

    42.5     19.5     38.8  

Net cash used in financing activities

    (20.2 )   (41.5 )   (20.6 )

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

    (1.6 )   (1.3 )   1.0  

Change in cash and cash equivalents

    (23.7 )   642.0     37.8  

Cash and cash equivalents

                   

Beginning of period

    754.5     112.5     74.7  

End of period

  $ 730.8   $ 754.5   $ 112.5  

   

See accompanying notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

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Carlisle Companies Incorporated

Consolidated Statement of Shareholders' Equity

(In millions, except share amounts)

 
  Common Stock    
   
  Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
   
  Shares in Treasury    
 
 
  Additional
Paid-In
Capital
  Deferred
Compensation
Equity
  Retained
Earnings
  Total
Shareholders'
Equity
 
 
  Shares   Amount   Shares   Cost  

Balance at December 31, 2011

    61,664,813   $ 78.7   $ 120.2   $   $ (45.0 ) $ 1,566.1     16,467,760   $ (219.9 ) $ 1,500.1  

Net income

                          270.2               270.2  

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

                      9.5                   9.5  

Cash dividends—$0.76 per share

                          (48.0 )             (48.0 )

Stock based compensation other(1)

    1,462,486         51.2     0.6             (1,218,046 )   4.5     56.3  

Balance at December 31, 2012

    63,127,299     78.7     171.4     0.6     (35.5 )   1,788.3     15,249,714     (215.4 )   1,788.1  

Net income

                          209.7               209.7  

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

                      4.0                   4.0  

Cash dividends—$0.84 per share

                          (53.7 )             (53.7 )

Stock based compensation other(1)

    531,478         29.7     2.4             (488,233 )   5.9     38.0  

Balance at December 31, 2013

    63,658,777     78.7     201.1     3.0     (31.5 )   1,944.3     14,761,481     (209.5 )   1,986.1  

Net income

                          251.3               251.3  

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

                      (30.3 )                 (30.3 )

Cash dividends—$0.94 per share

                          (61.2 )             (61.2 )

Stock based compensation other(1)

    1,032,282         46.7     3.0             (1,038,280 )   9.4     59.1  

Balance at December 31, 2014

    64,691,059   $ 78.7   $ 247.8   $ 6.0   $ (61.8 ) $ 2,134.4     13,723,201   $ (200.1 ) $ 2,205.0  

(1)
Stock based compensation includes stock option activity, net of tax, and restricted share activity

See accompanying notes to these Consolidated Financial Statements

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Note 1—Summary of Accounting Policies

Nature of Business

        Carlisle Companies Incorporated, its wholly owned subsidiaries and their divisions or subsidiaries, referred to herein as the "Company" or "Carlisle," is a global diversified company that designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of products that serve a broad range of niche markets including commercial roofing, energy, agriculture, mining, construction, aerospace and defense electronics, medical technology, foodservice, healthcare and sanitary maintenance. The Company markets its products as a component supplier to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, as well as directly to end-users.

Basis of Consolidation

        The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries. All material intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated. The Company's fiscal year-end is December 31.

Use of Estimates

        The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("United States" or "U.S.") requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Cash Equivalents

        Debt securities with a maturity of three months or less when acquired are considered cash equivalents.

Revenue Recognition

        Revenues are recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, goods have been shipped (or services have been rendered), the customer takes ownership and assumes risk of loss, collection is probable, and the sales price is fixed or determinable.

        Provisions for rights of return, discounts, and rebates to customers and other adjustments are provided for at the time of sale as a deduction to revenue. Costs related to standard warranties are estimated at the time of sale and recorded as a component of Cost of goods sold.

Shipping and Handling Costs

        Costs incurred to physically transfer product to customer locations are recorded as a component of cost of goods sold. Charges passed on to customers are recorded into revenue.

Receivables and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

        Receivables are stated at net realizable value. The Company performs ongoing evaluations of its customers' current creditworthiness, as determined by the review of their credit information to determine if events have occurred subsequent to the recognition of the revenue and related receivable that provides evidence that such receivable will be realized at an amount less than that recognized at

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Note 1—Summary of Accounting Policies (Continued)

the time of sale. Estimates of net realizable value are based on historical losses, adjusting for current economic conditions and, in some cases, evaluating specific customer accounts for risk of loss. The allowance for doubtful accounts was $4.8 million at December 31, 2014, $3.3 million at December 31, 2013, and $5.2 million at December 31, 2012. Changes in economic conditions in specific markets in which the Company operates could have an effect on reserve balances required and on the ability to recognize revenue until cash is collected or collectability is probable. The following is activity in the Company's allowance for doubtful accounts for the years ended December 31:

(in millions)
  2014   2013   2012  

Balance at January 1

  $ 3.3   $ 5.2   $ 5.2  

Provision charged to expense

    1.2     0.1     1.0  

Provision charged to other accounts

    1.1     (1.4 )    

Amounts written off, net of recoveries

    (0.8 )   (0.6 )   (1.0 )

Balance at December 31

  $ 4.8   $ 3.3   $ 5.2  

Inventories

        Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market with cost determined primarily on an average cost basis. Cost of inventories includes direct as well as certain indirect costs associated with the acquisition and production process. These costs include raw materials, direct and indirect labor, and manufacturing overhead. Manufacturing overhead includes materials, depreciation and amortization related to property, plant, and equipment and other intangible assets used directly and indirectly in the acquisition and production of inventory, and costs related to the Company's distribution network such as inbound freight charges, purchasing and receiving costs, inspection costs, warehousing costs, internal transfer costs, and other such costs associated with preparing the Company's products for sale.

Deferred Revenue and Extended Product Warranty

        The Company offers extended warranty contracts on sales of certain products; the most significant being those offered on its installed roofing systems within the Construction Materials segment. The lives of these warranties range from five to thirty years. All revenue for the sale of these contracts is deferred and amortized on a straight-line basis over the life of the contracts. Current costs of services performed under these contracts are expensed as incurred. The Company also records a reserve within Accrued expenses if the total expected costs of providing services at a product line level exceed unearned revenues. Total expected costs of providing extended product warranty services are actuarially determined using standard quantitative measures based on historical claims experience and management judgment. See Note 14.

Property, Plant, and Equipment

        Property, plant, and equipment are stated at cost including interest costs associated with qualifying capital additions. Costs allocated to property, plant, and equipment of acquired companies are based on estimated fair value at the date of acquisition. Depreciation is principally computed on the straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Depreciation includes the amortization of capital leases. Asset lives are 20 to 40 years for buildings, five to 15 years for machinery and equipment, and three to ten years for leasehold improvements.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

Note 1—Summary of Accounting Policies (Continued)

Valuation of Long-Lived Assets

        Long-lived assets or asset groups, including amortizable intangible assets, are tested for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset or asset group may not be recoverable. For purposes of testing for impairment, the Company groups its long-lived assets classified as held and used at the lowest level for which identifiable cash flows are largely independent of the cash flows from other assets and liabilities. The Company's asset groupings vary based on the related business in which the long-lived asset is employed and the interrelationship between those long-lived assets in producing net cash flows; for example, multiple manufacturing facilities may work in concert with one another or may work on a stand-alone basis to produce net cash flows. The Company utilizes its long-lived assets in multiple industries and economic environments and its asset groupings reflect these various factors.

        The Company monitors the operating and cash flow results of its long-lived assets or asset groups classified as held and used to identify whether events and circumstances indicate the remaining useful lives of those assets should be adjusted, or if the carrying value of those assets or asset groups may not be recoverable. In the event indicators of impairment are identified, undiscounted estimated future cash flows are compared to the carrying value of the long-lived asset or asset group. If the undiscounted estimated future cash flows are less than the carrying amount, the Company determines the fair value of the asset or asset group and records an impairment charge in current earnings to the extent carrying value exceeds fair value. Fair values may be determined based on estimated discounted cash flows, by prices for like or similar assets in similar markets, or a combination of both. There are currently no long-lived assets or asset groups classified as held and used for which the related undiscounted cash flows do not substantially exceed their carrying amounts.

        Long-lived assets or asset groups that are part of a disposal group that meets the criteria to be classified as held for sale are not assessed for impairment but rather if fair value, less cost to sell, of the disposal group is less than its carrying value a loss is recorded against the disposal group.

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

        Intangible assets are recognized and recorded at their acquisition-date fair values. Intangible assets that are subject to amortization are amortized on a straight-line basis over their useful lives. Definite-lived intangible assets consist primarily of acquired customer relationships and patents, in addition to non-compete agreements and intellectual property. The Company determines the useful life of its customer relationship intangible assets based on multiple factors including the size and make-up of the acquired customer base, the expected dissipation of those customers over time, the Company's own experience in the particular industry, the impact of known trends such as technological obsolescence, product demand, or other factors, and the period over which expected cash flows are used to measure the fair value of the intangible asset at acquisition. The Company periodically re-assesses the useful lives of its customer relationship intangible assets when events or circumstances indicate that useful lives have significantly changed from the previous estimate.

        Intangible assets with indefinite useful lives are not amortized but are tested annually, or more often if impairment indicators are present, for impairment via a one-step process by comparing the fair value of the intangible asset with its carrying value. If the intangible asset's carrying value exceeds its fair value, an impairment charge is recorded in current earnings for the difference. The Company estimates the fair value of its indefinite-lived intangible assets based on the income approach utilizing the discounted cash flow method. The Company's annual testing date for indefinite-lived intangible

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Note 1—Summary of Accounting Policies (Continued)

assets is October 1. The Company periodically re-assesses indefinite-lived intangible assets as to whether their useful lives can be determined and if so, begins amortizing any applicable intangible asset.

        Goodwill is not amortized but is tested annually, or more often if impairment indicators are present, for impairment at a reporting unit level. The Company's annual testing date for goodwill is October 1. The Company has determined that its operating segments are its reporting units.

        See Note 10 for more information regarding goodwill and other intangible assets.

Lease Arrangements

        The Company is a party to various lease arrangements that include scheduled rent increases, rent holidays, or may provide for contingent rentals or incentive payments to be made to the Company as part of the terms of the lease. Scheduled rent increases and rent holidays are included in the determination of minimum lease payments when assessing lease classification and, along with any lease incentives, are included in rent expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Scheduled rent increases that are dependent upon a change in an index or rate such as the consumer price index or prime rate are included in the determination of rental expense at the time the rate or index changes. Contingent rentals are excluded from the determination of minimum lease payments when assessing lease classification and are included in the determination of rent expense when the event that will require additional rents is considered probable. See Note 11 for further information regarding rent expense.

Contingencies and Insurance Recoveries

        The Company is exposed to losses related to various potential claims related to its employee obligations and other matters in the normal course of business, including litigation. The Company records a liability related to such potential claims, both those reported to the Company and incurred but not yet reported, when probable and reasonably estimable and with respect to workers' compensation obligations. The Company utilizes actuarial models to estimate the ultimate total cost of such claims, primarily based on historical loss experience and expectations about future costs of providing workers compensation benefits.

        As part of its risk management strategy, the Company maintains occurrence-based insurance contracts related to certain contingent losses primarily workers' compensation, medical and dental, general liability, property, and product liability claims up to applicable retention limits. The Company records a recovery under these insurance contracts when such recovery is deemed probable. See Note 11.

Pension and Other Post Retirement Benefits

        The Company maintains defined benefit pension plans for certain employees. Additionally, the Company has a limited number of post-retirement benefit programs that provide certain retirees with life insurance, medical and prescription drug coverage. The annual net periodic expense and benefit obligations related to these plans are determined on an actuarial basis annually on December 31, unless a remeasurement event occurs in an interim period. This determination requires assumptions to be made concerning general economic conditions (particularly interest rates), expected return on plan assets, increases to compensation levels, and health care cost trends. These assumptions are reviewed

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Note 1—Summary of Accounting Policies (Continued)

periodically by management in consultation with its independent actuary. Changes in the assumptions to reflect actual experience can result in a change in the net periodic expense and accrued benefit obligations.

        The defined benefit pension plans' assets are measured at fair value annually on December 31, unless a remeasurement event occurs in an interim period. The Company uses the market related valuation method to determine the value of plan assets for purposes of determining the expected return on plan assets component of net periodic benefit cost. The market related valuation method recognizes the change of the fair value of the plan assets over five years. If actual experience differs from these long-term assumptions, the difference is recorded as an unrecognized actuarial gain (loss) and then amortized into earnings over a period of time based on the average future service period, which may cause the expense related to providing these benefits to increase or decrease. See Note 13 for additional information regarding these plans and the associated plan assets.

Income Taxes

        Income taxes are recorded in accordance with ASC 740, Income Taxes, which includes an estimate of taxes payable or refundable for the current year and deferred tax liabilities and assets for the future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in the Company's financial statements or tax returns. Deferred tax assets and liabilities reflect the net tax effects of temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes.

Stock-Based Compensation

        The Company accounts for stock-based compensation under the fair-value method. Accordingly, equity classified stock-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date, based on the fair value of the award, and is recognized as expense over the requisite service period, which generally matches the stated vesting period of the award, but may also be shorter if the employee is retirement-eligible and under the award's terms may fully-vest upon retirement from the Company. The Company recognizes expense for awards that have graded vesting features under the graded vesting method, which considers each separately vesting tranche as though they were, in substance, multiple awards.

Foreign Currency Matters

        The functional currency of the Company's subsidiaries outside the United States is the currency of the primary economic environment in which the subsidiary operates. Assets and liabilities of these operations are translated at the exchange rate in effect at each balance sheet date. Income statement accounts are translated at the average rate of exchange prevailing during the year. Translation adjustments arising from the use of differing exchange rates from period to period are included as a component of shareholders' equity in Accumulated other comprehensive income. Gains and losses from foreign currency transactions and from the remeasurement of monetary assets and liabilities and associated income statement activity of foreign subsidiaries where the functional currency is the U.S. Dollar and the books are maintained in the local currency are included in Other (income) expense, net.

New Accounting Standards Adopted

        In February 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2013-02, Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other

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Note 1—Summary of Accounting Policies (Continued)

Comprehensive Income. ASU 2013-02 requires that companies present either in a single note or parenthetically on the face of the financial statements, the effect of significant amounts reclassified from each component of accumulated other comprehensive income based on its source (e.g., the release due to cash flow hedges from interest rate contracts) and the income statement line items affected by the reclassification (e.g., interest income or interest expense). If a component is not required to be reclassified to net income in its entirety (e.g., the net periodic pension cost), companies would instead cross reference to the related footnote for additional information (e.g., the pension footnote). ASU 2013-02 is effective for fiscal and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2012. The adoption of this ASU for 2013 had no material effect on the Company's consolidated results of operations, net assets, or cash flows.

        In July 2012, FASB issued ASU 2012-02, Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment. ASU 2012-02 amends the guidance on testing indefinite-lived intangible assets, other than goodwill, for impairment. Under the revised guidance, entities have the option of first performing a qualitative assessment to determine whether there are any events or circumstances indicating that it is more likely than not that an indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired. ASU 2012-02 is effective for fiscal and interim impairment tests performed in fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012. The adoption of this ASU for 2013 had no effect on the Company's consolidated results of operations, net assets, cash flows, or disclosures.

New Accounting Standards Not Yet Effective

        In April 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2014-08, Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity. Under ASU 2014-08, only disposals representing a strategic shift in operations should be presented as discontinued operations. Those strategic shifts should have a major effect on the organization's operations and financial results. Additionally, ASU 2014-08 requires expanded disclosures about discontinued operations that will provide financial statement users with more information about the assets, liabilities, income, and expenses of discontinued operations. ASU 2014-08 is effective for fiscal and interim periods beginning on or after December 15, 2014. The impact of the adoption of this ASU on the Company's results of operation, financial position, cash flows and disclosures will be based on the Company's future disposal activity.

        In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. ASU 2014-09 outlines a single, comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance issued by the FASB, including industry specific guidance. ASU 2014-09 provides accounting guidance for all revenue arising from contracts with customers and affects all entities that enter into contracts with customers to provide goods and services. The guidance also provides a model for the measurement and recognition of gains and losses on the sale of certain nonfinancial assets, such as property and equipment, including real estate.

        ASU 2014-09 is effective for annual reporting periods, including interim reporting periods within those periods, beginning after December 15, 2016. The new standard must be adopted using either a full retrospective approach for all periods presented in the period of adoption or a modified retrospective approach. The modified retrospective approach requires that the new standard be applied to all new and existing contracts as of the date of adoption, with a cumulative catch-up adjustment recorded to the opening balance of retained earnings at the effective date for existing contracts that

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Note 1—Summary of Accounting Policies (Continued)

still require performance by the entity. Under the modified retrospective approach, amounts reported prior to the date of adoption will be presented under existing guidance.

        ASU 2014-09 also requires entities to disclose both quantitative and qualitative information to enable users of the financial statements to understand the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers.

        We have not yet determined the impact of adopting the standard on our financial statements nor have we yet determined whether we will utilize the full retrospective or modified retrospective approach.

        In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15, Disclosure of Uncertainties About an Entity's Ability to Continue as a Going Concern. The new standard provides guidance on determining when and how to disclose going-concern uncertainties in the financial statements. Management will be required to perform interim and annual assessments of the Company's ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date the financial statements are issued. ASU 2014-15 is effective for annual periods ending after December 15, 2016, and interim periods thereafter, with early adoption permitted. The adoption of this standard is not expected to have an impact on the Company's financial statement disclosures.

Note 2—Segment Information

        The Company's operations are reported in the following segments:

        Carlisle Construction Materials ("CCM" or the "Construction Materials segment")—the principal products of this segment are insulation materials, rubber (EPDM), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) roofing membranes used predominantly on non-residential low-sloped roofs, related roofing accessories, including flashings, fasteners, sealing tapes, coatings and waterproofingproducts. The markets served include new construction, re-roofing and maintenance of low-sloped roofs, water containment, HVAC sealants, and coatings and waterproofing.

        Carlisle Interconnect Technologies ("CIT" or the "Interconnect Technologies segment") —the principal products of this segment are high-performance wire, cable, connectors, contacts, and cable assemblies for the transfer of power and data primarily for the aerospace, medical, defense electronics, test and measurement equipment, and select industrial markets.

        Carlisle Brake & Friction ("CBF" or the "Brake & Friction segment")—the principal products of this segment include high-performance brakes and friction material, and clutch and transmission friction material for the construction, agriculture, mining, aerospace, and motor sports markets.

        Carlisle FoodService Products ("CFSP" or the "FoodService Products segment")—the principal products of this segment include commercial and institutional foodservice permanentware, table coverings, cookware, catering equipment, fiberglass and composite material trays and dishes, industrial brooms, brushes, mops, and rotary brushes for commercial and non-commercial foodservice operators and sanitary maintenance professionals.

        Corporate EBIT includes other unallocated costs, primarily general corporate expenses. Corporate assets consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, deferred taxes, corporate aircraft and other invested assets.

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Note 2—Segment Information (Continued)

        Geographic Area Information—net sales are attributable to the United States and to all foreign countries based on the country to which the product was delivered. Net sales by region for the years ended December 31 are as follows (in millions):

Country
  2014   2013   2012  

United States

  $ 2,441.7   $ 2,260.8   $ 2,206.0  

International:

                   

Europe

    357.4     330.4     315.9  

Asia

    136.0     126.3     117.3  

Canada

    117.1     90.1     82.6  

Mexico and Latin America

    82.0     69.7     65.8  

Middle East and Africa

    48.7     47.4     46.6  

Other

    21.1     18.3     17.0  

Net sales

  $ 3,204.0   $ 2,943.0   $ 2,851.2  

        Long-lived assets, comprised of net property, plant, and equipment, goodwill and other intangible assets, and other long-term assets, located in the United States and foreign countries, are as follows (in millions):

Country
  2014   2013   2012  

Long-lived asset held and used:

                   

United States

  $ 1,698.7   $ 1,741.3   $ 2,001.0  

Europe

    182.5     168.0     155.2  

Asia

    225.8     24.7     68.2  

United Kingdom

    20.3     22.1     22.9  

Canada

    2.9     0.9     3.5  

Mexico

    17.0     1.0     1.2  

Total long-lived asset

  $ 2,147.2   $ 1,958.0   $ 2,252.0  

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Note 2—Segment Information (Continued)

        Financial information for operations by reportable business segment is included in the following summary:

(in millions)
  Net Sales(1)   EBIT   Assets   Depreciation
and
Amortization
  Capital
Spending
 

2014