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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
xQUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2023.
OR
oTRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ________________________ to ________________________
Commission file number 1-7685
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware95-1492269
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
8080 Norton Parkway
Mentor, Ohio
44060
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (440) 534-6000
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $1 par valueAVY
New York Stock Exchange
1.25% Senior Notes due 2025AVY25
Nasdaq Stock Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
x Large accelerated filer
o Accelerated filer
o Non-accelerated filer
o Smaller reporting company
o Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No x
Number of shares of $1 par value common stock outstanding as of October 28, 2023: 80,531,278


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FISCAL THIRD QUARTER 2023 QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
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Safe Harbor Statement
This Quarterly Report contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, which are not statements of historical fact, contain estimates, assumptions, projections and/or expectations regarding future events that may or may not occur. Words such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “foresee,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “objective,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “seek,” “shall,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would,” or variations thereof, and other expressions that refer to future events and trends, identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, as well as financial or other business goals or targets, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expected results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
We believe that the most significant risk factors that could affect our financial performance in the near term include: (i) the impacts to underlying demand for our products from global economic conditions, political uncertainty and changes in environmental standards and governmental regulations; (ii) the cost and availability of raw materials; (iii) competitors’ actions, including pricing, expansion in key markets and product offerings; (iv) the degree to which higher costs can be offset with productivity measures and/or passed on to customers through price increases, without a significant loss of volume; (v) foreign currency fluctuations; and (vi) the execution and integration of acquisitions.
The more significant risks and uncertainties that may impact us are discussed in more detail under “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2023, and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Actual results and trends may differ materially from historical or anticipated results depending on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to the following:
International Operations – worldwide and local economic and market conditions; changes in political conditions, including those related to China, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas war; and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and other risks associated with foreign operations, including in emerging markets
Our Business – fluctuations in demand affecting sales to customers; fluctuations in the cost and availability of raw materials and energy; changes in our markets due to competitive conditions, technological developments, environmental standards, laws and regulations, and customer preferences; the impact of competitive products and pricing; execution and integration of acquisitions; selling prices; customer and supplier concentrations or consolidations; financial condition of distributors; outsourced manufacturers; product and service quality; timely development and market acceptance of new products, including sustainable or sustainably-sourced products; investment in development activities and new production facilities; successful implementation of new manufacturing technologies and installation of manufacturing equipment; our ability to generate sustained productivity improvement; our ability to achieve and sustain targeted cost reductions; collection of receivables from customers; and our environmental, social and governance practices
Income Taxes – fluctuations in tax rates; changes in tax laws and regulations, and uncertainties associated with interpretations of such laws and regulations; retention of tax incentives; outcome of tax audits; and the realization of deferred tax assets
Information Technology – disruptions in information technology systems or data security breaches, including cyber-attacks or other intrusions to network security; and successful installation of new or upgraded information technology systems
Human Capital – recruitment and retention of employees and collective labor arrangements
Our Indebtedness – credit risks; our ability to obtain adequate financing arrangements and maintain access to capital; fluctuations in interest rates; volatility of financial markets; and compliance with our debt covenants
Ownership of Our Stock – potential significant variability of our stock price and amounts of future dividends and share repurchases
Legal and Regulatory Matters – protection and infringement of intellectual property; impact of legal and regulatory proceedings, including with respect to environmental, anti-corruption, health and safety, and trade compliance
Other Financial Matters – fluctuations in pension costs and goodwill impairment
Our forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this Form 10-Q. We assume no duty to update these forward-looking statements to reflect new, changed or unanticipated events or circumstances, other than as may be required by law.
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Avery Dennison Corporation
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amount)September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$209.9 $167.2 
Trade accounts receivable, less allowances of $31.7 and $34.4 at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively
1,426.2 1,374.4 
Inventories936.1 1,009.9 
Other current assets242.1 230.5 
Total current assets2,814.3 2,782.0 
Property, plant and equipment, net1,555.2 1,540.2 
Goodwill1,976.3 1,862.4 
Other intangibles resulting from business acquisitions, net860.3 840.3 
Deferred tax assets115.2 115.1 
Other assets811.8 810.5 
$8,133.1 $7,950.5 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt and finance leases$716.0 $598.6 
Accounts payable1,265.3 1,339.3 
Accrued payroll and employee benefits202.0 228.5 
Other current liabilities561.0 633.4 
Total current liabilities2,744.3 2,799.8 
Long-term debt and finance leases2,597.6 2,503.5 
Long-term retirement benefits and other liabilities474.7 367.1 
Deferred tax liabilities and income taxes payable252.9 247.9 
Commitments and contingencies (see Note 11)
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock, $1 par value per share, authorized – 400,000,000 shares at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022; issued – 124,126,624 shares at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022; outstanding – 80,555,148 shares and 80,810,016 shares at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively
124.1 124.1 
Capital in excess of par value852.5 879.3 
Retained earnings4,608.2 4,414.6 
Treasury stock at cost, 43,571,476 shares and 43,316,608 shares at September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively
(3,118.6)(3,021.8)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(402.6)(364.0)
Total shareholders’ equity2,063.6 2,032.2 
$8,133.1 $7,950.5 
See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net sales$2,098.3 $2,317.1 $6,253.8 $7,013.4 
Cost of products sold1,512.5 1,697.9 4,572.3 5,109.4 
Gross profit585.8 619.2 1,681.5 1,904.0 
Marketing, general and administrative expense332.6 330.8 986.6 1,018.5 
Other expense (income), net46.3 (3.9)132.4 (2.1)
Interest expense31.0 21.2 89.3 61.6 
Other non-operating expense (income), net(8.7)(1.4)(19.9)(4.1)
Income before taxes184.6 272.5 493.1 830.1 
Provision for income taxes46.3 51.0 133.2 195.9 
Net income$138.3 $221.5 $359.9 $634.2 
Per share amounts:
Net income per common share$1.72 $2.73 $4.46 $7.75 
Net income per common share, assuming dilution$1.71 $2.70 $4.43 $7.70 
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:
Common shares80.6 81.2 80.7 81.8 
Common shares, assuming dilution81.0 81.9 81.2 82.4 
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net income$138.3 $221.5 $359.9 $634.2 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
Foreign currency translation(7.5)(58.5)(34.4)(91.9)
Pension and other postretirement benefits(.2).8 (.6)2.5 
Cash flow hedges(1.7).8 (3.6)4.3 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax(9.4)(56.9)(38.6)(85.1)
Total comprehensive income, net of tax$128.9 $164.6 $321.3 $549.1 
See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Operating Activities
Net income$359.9 $634.2 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation138.5 132.2 
Amortization82.9 85.0 
Provision for credit losses and sales returns32.4 36.9 
Stock-based compensation17.4 34.5 
Deferred taxes and other non-cash taxes(29.4)(8.5)
Other non-cash expense and loss (income and gain), net25.2 14.7 
Changes in assets and liabilities and other adjustments(112.8)(313.8)
Net cash provided by operating activities514.1 615.2 
Investing Activities
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(173.0)(183.2)
Purchases of software and other deferred charges(15.3)(13.9)
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment.7 2.2 
Proceeds from insurance and sales (purchases) of investments, net47.1 1.9 
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired, and venture investments(203.7)(37.0)
Net cash used in investing activities(344.2)(230.0)
Financing Activities
Net increase (decrease) in borrowings with maturities of three months or less70.6 115.9 
Additional long-term borrowings394.9  
Repayments of long-term debt and finance leases(254.2)(4.4)
Dividends paid(191.5)(178.3)
Share repurchases(117.1)(318.6)
Net (tax withholding) proceeds related to stock-based compensation(23.8)(25.1)
Other(1.6) 
Net cash used in financing activities
(122.7)(410.5)
Effect of foreign currency translation on cash balances(4.5)(9.2)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents42.7 (34.5)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year167.2 162.7 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$209.9 $128.2 
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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Note 1. General
The unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are presented as permitted by Article 10 of Regulation S-X and do not contain certain information included in the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes in our 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K, which should be read in conjunction with this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. These unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements contain all adjustments of a normal and recurring nature necessary for a fair statement of our interim results. Interim results of operations are not necessarily indicative of future results. These unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements reflect our current estimates and assumptions affecting (i) our reported amounts of assets and liabilities and related disclosures as of the date of the financial statements and (ii) our reported amounts of sales and expenses during the reporting periods presented.
Fiscal Periods
The three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 and October 1, 2022 each consisted of thirteen-week and thirty-nine week periods, respectively.
Accounting Guidance Update
Supplier Finance Programs
In the first quarter of 2023, we adopted accounting guidance to allow financial statement users to understand our supplier finance programs' nature, activity during the period, changes from period to period and potential magnitude. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within those fiscal years, except for the provision on roll-forward information, which is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023. See Note 13, “Supplemental Financial Information,” to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information.
Note 2. Business Acquisitions
Subsequent to the end of the third quarter of 2023, in October 2023, we entered into an agreement to acquire Silver Crystal Group, a Canada-based provider of sports apparel customization and application solutions across in-venue, direct-to-business, and e-commerce platforms. We expect to complete this acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2023. We believe this business acquisition will expand the product portfolio in our Solutions Group reportable segment.
On May 22, 2023, we completed our business acquisition of LG Group, Inc. ("Lion Brothers"), a Maryland-based designer and manufacturer of apparel brand embellishments. On March 6, 2023, we completed our business acquisition of Thermopatch, Inc. ("Thermopatch"), a New York-based manufacturer specializing in labeling, embellishments and transfers for the sports, industrial laundry, workwear and hospitality industries. These acquisitions enhance the product portfolio in our Solutions Group reportable segment.
The acquisitions of Lion Brothers and Thermopatch are referred to collectively as the "2023 Acquisitions."
The aggregate purchase consideration, including purchase consideration payable, for the 2023 Acquisitions was approximately $206 million. We funded the 2023 Acquisitions using cash and commercial paper borrowings.
The final allocations of purchase consideration for the 2023 Acquisitions to assets and liabilities are ongoing as we continue to evaluate certain balances, estimates and assumptions during the measurement period (up to one year from the acquisition date). Consistent with the allowable time to complete our assessment, the valuation of certain acquired assets and liabilities, including environmental liabilities and income taxes, is currently pending finalization.
The 2023 Acquisitions were not material, individually or in the aggregate, to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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Note 3. Goodwill and Other Intangibles Resulting from Business Acquisitions
Changes in the net carrying amount of goodwill for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 by reportable segment are shown below.
(In millions)Materials GroupSolutions GroupTotal
Goodwill as of December 31, 2022
$618.7 $1,243.7 $1,862.4 
Acquisitions(1)
 121.9 121.9 
Translation adjustments(4.3)(3.7)(8.0)
Goodwill as of September 30, 2023
$614.4 $1,361.9 $1,976.3 
(1) Goodwill acquired related to the 2023 Acquisitions. We expect substantially all of the recognized goodwill related to the 2023 Acquisitions not to be deductible for income tax purposes.
In connection with the 2023 Acquisitions, we acquired approximately $88 million of identifiable finite-lived intangible assets, which consisted of customer relationships, patented and other developed technology, and trade names and trademarks. We utilized the income approach to estimate the fair values of acquired identifiable intangibles, primarily using Level 3 inputs. We applied significant judgment in determining the fair value of intangible assets, which included our estimates and assumptions with respect to future revenue and related profit margins, customer retention rates, technology migration curves, royalty rates, discount rates and economic lives assigned to the acquired intangible assets.
The table below summarizes the amounts and weighted average useful lives of these intangible assets as of the respective acquisition dates.
Amount
(in millions)
Weighted average
amortization
period
(in years)
Customer relationships$64.9 11
Patented and other developed technology19.7 7
Trade names and trademarks3.0 6
Amortization expense for all finite-lived intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions, including the 2023 Acquisitions, was $22.1 million and $20.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and October 1, 2022, respectively, and $64.2 million and $61.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and October 1, 2022, respectively.
Estimated future amortization expense related to existing finite-lived intangible assets for the remainder of fiscal year 2023 and for each of the next four fiscal years and thereafter is shown below. These amounts include the impact of the 2023 Acquisitions.
(In millions)Estimated
Amortization
Expense
2023 (remainder of year)$22.0 
202488.1 
202587.4 
202684.3 
202784.1 
2028 and thereafter339.7 
Note 4. Debt
In March 2023, we issued $400 million of senior notes, due March 15, 2033, which bear an interest rate of 5.750% per year, payable semiannually in arrears. Our net proceeds from this issuance, after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses, were $394.9 million, which we used to repay both existing indebtedness under our commercial paper programs and our $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes that matured on April 15, 2023.
The estimated fair value of our long-term debt is primarily based on the credit spread above U.S. Treasury securities or euro government bond securities, as applicable, on notes with similar rates, credit ratings and remaining maturities. The fair value of short-term borrowings, which include commercial paper issuances and short-term lines of credit, approximates their carrying value given the short duration of these obligations. The fair value of our total debt was $3.03 billion at September 30, 2023 and $2.85 billion at December 31,
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2022. Fair values were determined based primarily on Level 2 inputs, which are inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable.
In January 2023, we extended the maturity date of our revolving credit facility (the “Revolver”) by one year to February 13, 2026 and increased the commitments by $400 million, from $800 million to $1.20 billion. Additionally, we amended the Revolver to replace the LIBOR benchmark interest rate with Term SOFR, Euribor and SONIA benchmark interest rates. The Revolver contains a financial covenant requiring that we maintain a specified ratio of total debt to a certain measure of income. As of both September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, we were in compliance with this financial covenant. No balance was outstanding under the Revolver as of September 30, 2023 or December 31, 2022.
Note 5. Cost Reduction Actions
2023 Actions
In the third quarter of 2023, we approved a restructuring plan (the “2023 Plan”) to further optimize the European footprint of our Materials Group reportable segment, which is expected to decrease headcount by approximately 240 positions from the reduction of operations in a manufacturing facility in Belgium. The cumulative charges associated with the 2023 Plan through the third quarter of 2023 consisted of severance and related costs for the reduction of approximately 210 positions, as well as asset impairment charges. During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, we recorded $30.2 million in restructuring charges related to the 2023 Plan. The activities related to the 2023 Plan are expected to be substantially completed by mid-2025.

In addition to the restructuring charges recorded under the 2023 Plan, we recorded $42.2 million in restructuring charges during the nine months ended September 30, 2023 related to other 2023 actions (collectively, the "2023 Actions"). These charges consisted of severance and related costs for the reduction of approximately 1,160 positions at numerous locations across our company.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, restructuring charges and payments were as follows:
(In millions)
Accrual at
December 31, 2022
Charges,
Net of
Reversals
Cash
Payments
Non-cash
Impairment
Foreign
Currency
Translation
Accrual at
September 30, 2023
2023 Actions
Severance and related costs$ $65.6 $(36.5)$ $(.4)$28.7 
Asset impairment charges 6.8  (6.8)  
2019/2020 Actions
Severance and related costs5.1 (1.0)(4.1)   
Total$5.1 $71.4 $(40.6)$(6.8)$(.4)$28.7 
Accruals for severance and related costs, as well as lease cancellation costs, were included in “Other current liabilities” and "Long-term retirement benefits and other liabilities" in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Asset impairment charges were based on the estimated market value of the assets, less selling costs, if applicable. Restructuring charges were included in “Other expense (income), net” in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.
The table below shows the total amount of restructuring charges, net of reversals, incurred by reportable segment and Corporate.
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Restructuring charges, net of reversals, by reportable segment and Corporate
Materials Group$30.6 $1.4 $50.5 $2.5 
Solutions Group9.4 3.4 17.2 5.5 
Corporate3.8  3.7 .8 
Total$43.8 $4.8 $71.4 $8.8 
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Note 6. Financial Instruments
We enter into foreign exchange hedge contracts to reduce our risk from foreign exchange rate fluctuations associated with receivables, payables, loans and firm commitments denominated in certain foreign currencies that arise primarily as a result of our operations outside the U.S. We also enter into futures contracts to hedge certain price fluctuations for a portion of our anticipated domestic purchases of natural gas. The impact of these foreign exchange and commodities hedge activities on the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements was not material.
In March 2020, we entered into U.S. dollar to euro cross-currency swap contracts with a total notional amount of $250 million to have the effect of converting the fixed-rate U.S. dollar-denominated debt to euro-denominated debt, including semiannual interest payments and the payment of principal at maturity. During the term of the contract, which ends on April 30, 2030, we pay fixed-rate interest in euros and receive fixed-rate interest in U.S. dollars. These contracts have been designated as cash flow hedges. The fair value of these contracts was $12.8 million and $15.5 million as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively, which was included in "Other Assets" in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Refer to Note 10, “Fair Value Measurements,” to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information.
We recorded no ineffectiveness from our cross-currency swap to earnings during the three or nine months ended September 30, 2023 or October 1, 2022.
Note 7. Taxes Based on Income
The following table summarizes our income before taxes, provision for income taxes, and effective tax rate:
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(Dollars in millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Income before taxes$184.6 $272.5 $493.1 $830.1 
Provision for income taxes46.3 51.0 133.2 195.9 
Effective tax rate25.1 %18.7 %27.0 %23.6 %

Our provision for income taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 included $3.6 million and $7.4 million, respectively, of net tax charge related to the tax on global intangible low-taxed income (“GILTI”) of our foreign subsidiaries after benefiting from our current year exclusion election, as well as the recognition of foreign withholding taxes on current year earnings, partially offset by the benefit from foreign-derived intangible income (“FDII”). Our provision for income taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 was also adversely affected by the recognition of uncertain tax positions in certain foreign jurisdictions and higher non-deductible expenses resulting from foreign currency fluctuations. In addition, our provision for income taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 included a $14.7 million of return-to-provision discrete benefit primarily related to our GILTI exclusion election and benefits from additional foreign tax credits recognized under temporary relief granted by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) in July 2023, upon completion of our 2022 U.S. federal tax return.

Our provision for income taxes for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2022 included $2.8 million and $16.5 million, respectively, of net tax charge related to the tax on GILTI of our foreign subsidiaries and the recognition of foreign withholding taxes on current year earnings, partially offset by the benefit from FDII. Our provision for income taxes for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2022 also included the following discrete items: (i) $17.3 million of return-to-provision benefit, including $11.9 million related to our GILTI exclusion election and a lower net tax charge from other international inclusion items upon completion of our 2021 U.S. federal tax return; (ii) the benefit from the settlement of certain foreign tax audits for tax years 2011-2014; and (iii) the return-to-provision benefit from treating the interest portion of the Brazil indirect tax credit reclaimed in 2021 as non-taxable, pursuant to a Brazilian court decision. In addition, our provision for income taxes for the nine months ended October 1, 2022 included $6.4 million of net discrete tax benefit primarily from decreases in certain tax reserves, including interest and penalties, as a result of closing tax years.
The amount of income taxes we pay is subject to ongoing audits by taxing jurisdictions around the world. Our estimate of the potential outcome of any uncertain tax issue is subject to our assessment of the relevant risks, facts and circumstances existing at the time. We believe that we have adequately provided for reasonably foreseeable outcomes related to these matters. However, our future results may include favorable or unfavorable adjustments to our estimated tax liabilities in the period the assessments are made or resolved, which may impact our effective tax rate. The final determination of tax audits and any related legal proceedings could materially differ from the amounts currently reflected in our tax provision for income taxes and the related liabilities. We and our U.S. subsidiaries have completed the IRS Compliance Assurance Process through 2018. With limited exceptions, we are no longer subject to income tax examinations by tax authorities for years prior to 2010.
It is reasonably possible that, during the next 12 months, we may realize a net decrease in our uncertain tax positions, including interest and penalties, of approximately $8 million, primarily as a result of closing tax years.

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Note 8. Net Income Per Common Share
Net income per common share was computed as follows:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
(A)Net income
$138.3 $221.5 $359.9 $634.2 
(B)Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
80.6 81.2 80.7 81.8 
Dilutive shares (additional common shares issuable under stock-based awards)
.4 .7 .5 .6 
(C) Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, assuming dilution
81.0 81.9 81.2 82.4 
Net income per common share: (A) ÷ (B)$1.72 $2.73 $4.46 $7.75 
Net income per common share, assuming dilution: (A) ÷ (C)$1.71 $2.70 $4.43 $7.70 
Certain stock-based compensation awards were excluded from the computation of net income per common share, assuming dilution, because they would not have had a dilutive effect. Stock-based compensation awards excluded from the computation were not significant for the three months ended September 30, 2023 or October 1, 2022. Stock-based compensation awards excluded from the computation totaled 0.1 million shares for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and were not significant for the nine months ended October 1, 2022.
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Note 9. Supplemental Equity and Comprehensive Income Information
Consolidated Changes in Shareholders’ Equity
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Common stock issued, $1 par value per share
$124.1 $124.1 $124.1 $124.1 
Capital in excess of par value
Beginning balance$851.3 $855.9 $879.3 $862.3 
Issuance of shares under stock-based compensation plans(1)
1.2 10.6 (26.8)4.2 
Ending balance$852.5 $866.5 $852.5 $866.5 
Retained earnings
Beginning balance$4,526.9 $4,182.0 $4,414.6 $3,880.7 
Net income138.3 221.5 359.9 634.2 
Issuance of shares under stock-based compensation plans(1)
3.0 .3 8.6 (4.6)
Contribution of shares to 401(k) plan(1)
5.3 4.1 16.6 15.0 
Dividends(65.3)(60.9)(191.5)(178.3)
Ending balance$4,608.2 $4,347.0 $4,608.2 $4,347.0 
Treasury stock at cost
Beginning balance$(3,093.9)$(2,914.0)$(3,021.8)$(2,659.8)
Repurchase of shares for treasury(27.6)(49.9)(117.1)(318.6)
Issuance of shares under stock-based compensation plans(1)
.9 .1 13.9 10.5 
Contribution of shares to 401(k) plan(1)
2.0 1.5 6.4 5.6 
Ending balance$(3,118.6)$(2,962.3)$(3,118.6)$(2,962.3)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
Beginning balance$(393.2)$(311.1)$(364.0)$(282.9)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax(9.4)(56.9)(38.6)(85.1)
Ending balance$(402.6)$(368.0)$(402.6)$(368.0)
(1)We fund a portion of our employee-related costs using shares of our common stock held in treasury. We reduce capital in excess of par value based on the grant date fair value of vesting awards and record net gains or losses associated with using treasury shares to retained earnings.
Dividends per common share were as follows:
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30, 2023October 1, 2022September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Dividends per common share$.81 $.75 $2.37 $2.18 
In April 2022, our Board authorized the repurchase of shares of our common stock with a fair market value of up to $750 million, excluding any fees, commissions or other expenses related to such purchases and in addition to the amount outstanding under our previous Board authorization. Board authorizations remain in effect until shares in the amount authorized thereunder have been repurchased. As of September 30, 2023, shares of our common stock in the aggregate amount of $613.2 million remained authorized for repurchase under our outstanding Board authorization.
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Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
The changes in “Accumulated other comprehensive loss” (net of tax) for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2023 were as follows:
(In millions)
Foreign
Currency
Translation
Pension and
Other
Postretirement
Benefits
Cash Flow
Hedges
Total
Balance as of December 31, 2022
$(314.0)$(51.3)$1.3 $(364.0)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications, net of tax(34.4) (6.4)(40.8)
Reclassifications to net income, net of tax (.6)2.8 2.2 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax(34.4)(.6)(3.6)(38.6)
Balance as of September 30, 2023
$(348.4)$(51.9)$(2.3)$(402.6)
The changes in “Accumulated other comprehensive loss” (net of tax) for the nine-month period ended October 1, 2022 were as follows:
(In millions)
Foreign
Currency
Translation
Pension and
Other
Postretirement
Benefits
Cash Flow
Hedges
Total
Balance as of January 1, 2022
$(217.4)$(60.4)$(5.1)$(282.9)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications, net of tax(91.9) 4.7 (87.2)
Reclassifications to net income, net of tax 2.5 (.4)2.1 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax(91.9)2.5 4.3 (85.1)
Balance as of October 1, 2022
$(309.3)$(57.9)$(.8)$(368.0)
Note 10. Fair Value Measurements
Recurring Fair Value Measurements
Assets and liabilities carried at fair value, measured on a recurring basis, as of September 30, 2023 were as follows:
Fair Value Measurements Using
(In millions)Total
Quoted
Prices
in Active
Markets
(Level 1)
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
Assets
Investments$35.9 $18.5 $17.4 $ 
Derivative assets7.2 .1 7.1  
Bank drafts6.7 6.7   
Cross-currency swap12.8  12.8  
Liabilities
Derivative liabilities$7.9 $.9 $7.0 $ 
Contingent consideration liabilities4.9   4.9 
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Assets and liabilities carried at fair value, measured on a recurring basis, as of December 31, 2022 were as follows:
Fair Value Measurements Using
(In millions)Total
Quoted
Prices
in Active
Markets
(Level 1)
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
Significant
Other
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
Assets
Investments$31.3 $22.6 $8.7 $ 
Derivative assets4.3  4.3  
Bank drafts3.2 3.2   
Cross-currency swap15.5  15.5  
Liabilities
Derivative liabilities$12.2 $.3 $11.9 $ 
Contingent consideration liabilities6.0   6.0 
Investments include fixed income securities (primarily U.S. government and corporate debt securities) measured at fair value using quoted prices/bids and a money market fund measured at fair value using net asset value. As of September 30, 2023, investments of $1.9 million and $34.0 million were included in “Cash and cash equivalents” and “Other current assets,” respectively, in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. As of December 31, 2022, investments of $0.7 million and $30.6 million were included in “Cash and cash equivalents” and “Other current assets,” respectively, in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Derivatives that are exchange-traded are measured at fair value using quoted market prices and classified within Level 1 of the valuation hierarchy. Derivatives measured based on foreign exchange rate inputs that are readily available in public markets are classified within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy. Bank drafts (maturities greater than three months) are valued at face value due to their short-term nature and were included in “Other current assets” in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Contingent consideration liabilities as of September 30, 2023 relate to estimated earn-out payments associated with one of our acquisitions completed in 2022, which are subject to the acquired company achieving certain post-acquisition performance targets. These liabilities were recorded based on the expected payments as of September 30, 2023 and have been classified as Level 3.
In addition to the items described above, we also have made venture investments in privately held companies and utilize the measurement alternative for equity investments that do not have readily determinable fair values, measuring them at cost less impairment plus or minus observable price changes in orderly transactions. We recognized no net gains or losses on these investments in the three or nine months ended September 30, 2023. We recognized net gains on these investments of $8.7 million and $12.4 million in the three and nine months ended October 1, 2022, respectively. These net gains were recorded in "Other expense (income), net” in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. The total carrying value of our venture investments was approximately $70 million as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022 and included in “Other assets” in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Note 11. Commitments and Contingencies
Legal Proceedings
We are involved in various lawsuits, claims, inquiries and other regulatory and compliance matters, most of which are routine to the nature of our business. When it is probable that a loss will be incurred and where a range of the loss can be reasonably estimated, the best estimate within the range is accrued. When the best estimate within the range cannot be determined, the low end of the range is accrued. The ultimate resolution of these claims could affect future results of operations should our exposure be materially different from our estimates or should we incur liabilities that were not previously accrued. Potential insurance reimbursements are not offset against potential liabilities.
We are currently party to a litigation in which ADASA Inc. (“Adasa”), an unrelated third party, alleged that certain of our RFID products within our Solutions Group reportable segment infringed its patent. The case was filed on October 24, 2017 in the United States District Court in the District of Oregon (Eugene Division) and is captioned ADASA Inc. v. Avery Dennison Corporation. We recorded a contingent liability in the amount of $26.6 million related to this matter in the second quarter of 2021 based on a jury verdict issued on May 14, 2021.
During the fourth quarter of 2021, the first instance judgment associated with the jury verdict was issued. This resulted in additional potential liability for the RFID tags sold during the period from the jury verdict to the issuance of the first instance judgment, a higher royalty imposed by the judge applicable to tags sold after the judgment and a royalty on additional late-disclosed tags, as well as sanctions, prejudgment interest, costs, and attorneys’ fees. In addition, Adasa was awarded an ongoing royalty on in-scope tags sold after October 14, 2021. On October 22, 2021, we appealed the judgment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ("CAFC").
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During the fourth quarter of 2022, the CAFC issued its opinion, reversing the grant of summary judgment of validity as to anticipation and obviousness, vacating the sanctions ruling, and remanding the case for retrial with respect to validity for anticipation and obviousness over the prior art. The CAFC affirmed subject-matter eligibility and damages if liability is determined on retrial. On remand, the trial court was required to reconsider the amount of sanctions consistent with the CAFC's instruction to limit sanctions to the late-disclosed tags. With continued evaluation of the matter and our defenses, as well as consultation with our outside counsel, we believed that Adasa’s patent was invalid and that the sanctions sought by Adasa were unreasonable. In addition, we believed that there were appealable grounds in the CAFC’s decision; as a result, we sought U.S. Supreme Court review on February 27, 2023.
After the U.S. Supreme Court denied our writ of certiorari petition on May 30, 2023, the trial court’s retrial began on July 10, 2023. On July 18, 2023, the jury in the retrial issued a verdict that Adasa’s patent is valid. Although the court had not issued its judgment, including its decision on sanctions, we increased our contingent liability to reflect our best estimate of the anticipated judgment to $80.4 million as of July 1, 2023, with an expectation to continue adjusting our accrual quarterly, as appropriate. As of September 30, 2023 our contingent liability was $81.7 million. We have grounds to appeal and plan to appeal any judgment based on the jury verdict; therefore, we classified the total contingent liability as non-current due to the time expected for this matter to be fully resolved. We have largely completed our migration to alternative encoding methods for our RFID tags.
A hearing took place on October 24, 2023 on the pending sanctions decision and certain post-trial motions. We determined that no additional adjustment to our accrual was required as a result of the hearing.
Because of the uncertainties associated with claims resolution and litigation, future expenses to resolve legal proceedings could be higher than the liabilities we have accrued; however, we are unable to reasonably estimate a range of potential expenses. If information were to become available that allowed us to reasonably estimate a range of potential expenses determined to be probable in an amount higher or lower than what we have accrued and determined such to be probable, we would adjust our accrued liabilities accordingly. Additional lawsuits, claims, inquiries and other regulatory and compliance matters could arise in the future. The range of expenses for resolving any future matters would be assessed as they arise; until then, a range of potential expenses for such resolution cannot be determined. Based upon current information, we believe that the impact of the resolution of these matters would not be, individually or in the aggregate, material to our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Environmental Expenditures
Environmental expenditures are generally expensed. When it is probable that a loss will be incurred and where a range of the loss can be reasonably estimated, the best estimate within the range is accrued. When the best estimate within the range cannot be determined, the low end of the range is accrued. The ultimate resolution of these matters could affect future results of operations should our exposure be materially different from our estimates or should we incur liabilities that were not previously accrued. Potential insurance reimbursements are not offset against potential liabilities. We review our estimates of the costs of complying with environmental laws related to remediation and cleanup of various sites, including sites in which governmental agencies have designated us as a potentially responsible party (“PRP”). However, environmental expenditures for newly acquired assets and those that extend or improve the economic useful life of existing assets are capitalized and amortized over the shorter of the estimated useful life of the acquired asset or the remaining life of the existing asset.
As of September 30, 2023, we have been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and/or other responsible state agencies as a PRP at eleven waste disposal or waste recycling sites that are the subject of separate investigations or proceedings concerning alleged soil and/or groundwater contamination. No settlement of our liability related to any of these sites has been agreed upon. We are participating with other PRPs at these sites and anticipate that our share of remediation costs will be determined pursuant to agreements that we negotiate with the EPA or other governmental authorities.
These estimates could change as a result of changes in planned remedial actions, remediation technologies, site conditions, the estimated time to complete remediation, environmental laws and regulations, and other factors. Because of the uncertainties associated with environmental assessment and remediation activities, our future expenses to remediate these sites could be higher than the liabilities we have accrued; however, we are unable to reasonably estimate a range of potential expenses determined to be probable. If information were to become available that allowed us to reasonably estimate a range of potential expenses in an amount higher or lower than what we have accrued, we would adjust our environmental liabilities accordingly. In addition, we may be identified as a PRP at additional sites in the future. The range of expenses for remediation of any future-identified sites would be addressed as they arise; until then, a range of expenses for such remediation cannot be determined.
The activity related to our environmental liabilities for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 is shown below.
(In millions)
Balance at December 31, 2022
$24.3 
Charges, net of reversals.4 
Payments(1.6)
Balance at September 30, 2023
$23.1 
Approximately $9 million of this balance was classified as short-term and included in “Other current liabilities” in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022.
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Note 12. Segment and Disaggregated Revenue Information
Disaggregated Revenue Information
Disaggregated revenue information is shown below in the manner that best reflects how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of our revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. Revenue from our Materials Group reportable segment is attributed to geographic areas based on the location from which products are shipped. Revenue from our Solutions Group reportable segment is shown by product group.
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net sales to unaffiliated customers
Materials Group:
U.S.$425.4 $491.4 $1,302.5 $1,471.3 
Europe494.6 635.7 1,503.8 1,903.6 
Asia327.9 348.1 981.6 1,053.6 
Latin America126.2 130.6 357.1 359.1 
Other international81.9 88.2 247.5 266.2 
Total Materials Group1,456.0 1,694.0 4,392.5 5,053.8 
Solutions Group:
Apparel408.7 446.1 1,226.4 1,447.4 
Identification Solutions and Vestcom233.6 177.0 634.9 512.2 
Total Solutions Group642.3 623.1 1,861.3 1,959.6 
Net sales to unaffiliated customers$2,098.3 $2,317.1 $6,253.8 $7,013.4 
Additional Segment Information
Additional financial information by reportable segment and Corporate is shown below.
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Intersegment sales
Materials Group$40.6 $39.8 $113.7 $104.1 
Solutions Group5.2 10.1 25.2 29.2 
Intersegment sales$45.8 $49.9 $138.9 $133.3 
Income before taxes
Materials Group$176.5 $235.9 $530.8 $705.4 
Solutions Group50.7 75.8 95.0 250.7 
Corporate expense(20.3)(19.4)(63.3)(68.5)
Interest expense(31.0)(21.2)(89.3)(61.6)
Other non-operating expense (income), net8.7 1.4 19.9 4.1 
Income before taxes$184.6 $272.5 $493.1 $830.1 
Other expense (income), net, by reportable segment and Corporate
Materials Group$31.8 $(7.3)$52.2 $(9.9)
Solutions Group10.7 3.4 76.5 6.3 
Corporate3.8  3.7 1.5 
Other expense (income), net$46.3 $(3.9)$132.4 $(2.1)

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Other expense (income), net, by type were as follows:
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Other expense (income), net, by type
Restructuring charges:
Severance and related costs$38.7 $4.7 $64.6 $8.7 
Asset impairment charges5.1 .1 6.8 .1 
Other items:
Outcomes of legal proceedings2.5  56.3 1.7 
Transaction and related costs  4.2 .3 
(Gain) loss on sales of assets  .5 (.5)
Gain on venture investment (8.7) (12.4)
Other expense (income), net$46.3 $(3.9)$132.4 $(2.1)
Note 13. Supplemental Financial Information
Inventories
The table below summarizes amounts in inventories.
(In millions)September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Raw materials$433.7 $457.6 
Work-in-progress220.8 255.1 
Finished goods281.6 297.2 
Inventories$936.1 $1,009.9 
Property, Plant and Equipment, Net
The table below summarizes the amounts in property, plant and equipment, net.
(In millions)September 30, 2023December 31, 2022
Property, plant and equipment$3,836.7 $3,747.7 
Accumulated depreciation(2,281.5)(2,207.5)
Property, plant and equipment, net$1,555.2 $1,540.2 
Allowance for Credit Losses
The activity related to our allowance for credit losses is shown below.
Nine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Beginning balance$34.4 $33.0 
Provision for credit losses
1.3 5.6 
Amounts written off(4.8)(3.6)
Other, including foreign currency translation.8 (2.3)
Ending balance$31.7 $32.7 
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Supplier Finance Programs
We have agreements with third-party financial institutions to facilitate payments to suppliers. These third-party financial institutions offer voluntary supply chain finance programs that enable certain of our suppliers, at the supplier’s sole discretion, to sell our payment obligations to a financial institution on terms directly negotiated with the financial institution. Participating suppliers decide which payment obligations are sold to the financial institution and we have no economic interest in a supplier’s decision to sell these payment obligations. We make payments to the financial institution on the invoice due date, regardless of whether an individual invoice is sold by the supplier to the financial institution. Our obligations to our suppliers, including amounts due and scheduled payment dates, are not impacted by suppliers' decisions to sell amounts under these arrangements. Amounts due under our supply chain finance programs are included in accounts payable on our unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and activities related to these programs are presented as operating activities in our unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the amounts due to financial institutions for suppliers that participate in these programs were $352.4 million and $430.1 million, respectively.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, or MD&A, provides management’s views on our financial condition and results of operations and should be read in conjunction with the accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
We report our financial results in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP, and also communicate with investors using certain non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, nor are they a substitute for or superior to, the comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are intended to supplement the presentation of our financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP. Based on feedback from investors and financial analysts, we believe that the supplemental non-GAAP financial measures we provide are useful to their assessments of our performance and operating trends, as well as liquidity.
Our non-GAAP financial measures exclude the impact of certain events, activities or strategic decisions. The accounting effects of these events, activities or decisions, which are included in the GAAP financial measures, may make it more difficult to assess our underlying performance in a single period. By excluding the accounting effects, positive or negative, of certain items (e.g., restructuring charges, outcomes of certain legal proceedings, certain effects of strategic transactions and related costs, losses from debt extinguishments, gains or losses from curtailment or settlement of pension obligations, gains or losses on sales of certain assets, gains or losses on venture investments and other items), we believe that we are providing meaningful supplemental information that facilitates an understanding of our core operating results and liquidity measures. While some of the items we exclude from GAAP financial measures recur, they tend to be disparate in amount, frequency or timing.
We use these non-GAAP financial measures internally to evaluate trends in our underlying performance, as well as to facilitate comparison to the results of competitors for quarters and year-to-date periods, as applicable.
We use the non-GAAP financial measures described below in this MD&A.
Sales change ex. currency refers to the increase or decrease in net sales, excluding the estimated impact of foreign currency translation and the reclassification of sales between segments, and, where applicable, an extra week in our fiscal year and the calendar shift resulting from the extra week in the prior fiscal year, and currency adjustment for transitional reporting of highly inflationary economies. The estimated impact of foreign currency translation is calculated on a constant currency basis, with prior period results translated at current period average exchange rates to exclude the effect of currency fluctuations.
Organic sales change refers to sales change ex. currency, excluding the estimated impact of acquisitions and product line divestitures.
We believe that sales change ex. currency and organic sales change assist investors in evaluating the sales change from the ongoing activities of our businesses and enhance their ability to evaluate our results from period to period.
Adjusted free cash flow refers to cash flow provided by operating activities, less payments for property, plant and equipment, software and other deferred charges, plus proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment, plus (minus) net proceeds from insurance and sales (purchases) of investments. Adjusted free cash flow is also adjusted for, where applicable, certain acquisition-related transaction costs. We believe that adjusted free cash flow assists investors by showing the amount of cash we have available for debt reductions, dividends, share repurchases and acquisitions.

Operational working capital as a percentage of annualized current quarter net sales refers to trade accounts receivable and inventories, net of accounts payable, and excludes cash and cash equivalents, short-term borrowings, deferred taxes, other current assets and other current liabilities, as well as net current assets or liabilities held-for-sale divided by annualized current quarter net sales. We believe that operational working capital as a percentage of annualized current quarter net sales assists investors in assessing our working capital requirements because it excludes the impact of fluctuations attributable to our financing and other activities (which affect cash and cash equivalents, deferred taxes, other current assets and other current liabilities) that tend to be disparate in amount, frequency or timing, and may increase the volatility of working capital as a percentage of sales from period to period. The items excluded from this measure are not significantly influenced by our day-to-day activities managed at the operating level and do not necessarily reflect the underlying trends in our operations.
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OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK
Net Sales
The factors impacting reported net sales change, as compared to the prior-year period, are shown in the table below.
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2023
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2023
Reported net sales change(9)%(11)%
Foreign currency translation(1)
Sales change ex. currency(1)
(10)(10)
Acquisitions(1)(1)
Organic sales change(1)
(11)%(10)%
(1) Totals may not sum due to rounding
In the three months ended September 30, 2023, net sales decreased on an organic basis compared to the same period in the prior year primarily due to lower sales volume. In the nine months ended September 30, 2023, net sales decreased on an organic basis compared to the same period in the prior year due to lower sales volume, partially offset by the impact of pricing actions.
Net Income
Net income decreased from approximately $634 million in the first nine months of 2022 to approximately $360 million in the first nine months of 2023. Major factors affecting the change in net income included the following:
Lower sales volume driven primarily by inventory destocking
Higher restructuring charges
Increased accrual for a legacy legal matter
Growth investments
Unfavorable foreign currency translation
Offsetting factors:
Benefits from productivity initiatives, including temporary cost-saving actions, material re-engineering and savings from restructuring actions, net of transition costs
The net impact of pricing and raw material input costs
Lower provision for income taxes
Business Acquisitions
Subsequent to the end of the third quarter of 2023, in October 2023, we entered into an agreement to acquire Silver Crystal Group, a Canada-based provider of sports apparel customization and application solutions across in-venue, direct-to-business, and e-commerce platforms. We expect to complete this acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2023. We believe this business acquisition will expand the product portfolio in our Solutions Group reportable segment.
On May 22, 2023, we completed our business acquisition of LG Group, Inc. ("Lion Brothers"), a Maryland-based designer and manufacturer of apparel brand embellishments. On March 6, 2023, we completed our business acquisition of Thermopatch, Inc. ("Thermopatch"), a New York-based manufacturer specializing in labeling, embellishments and transfers for the sports, industrial laundry, workwear and hospitality industries. These acquisitions enhance the product portfolio in our Solutions Group reportable segment.
The acquisitions of Lion Brothers and Thermopatch are referred to collectively as the "2023 Acquisitions."
The aggregate purchase consideration, including purchase consideration payable, for the 2023 Acquisitions was approximately $206 million. We funded the 2023 Acquisitions using cash and commercial paper borrowings.
The 2023 Acquisitions were not material, individually or in the aggregate, to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
Refer to Note 2, “Business Acquisitions,” to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information.
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Cost Reduction Actions
2023 Actions
In the third quarter of 2023, we approved a restructuring plan (the “2023 Plan”) to further optimize the European footprint of our Materials Group reportable segment, which is expected to decrease headcount by approximately 240 positions from the reduction of operations in a manufacturing facility in Belgium. The cumulative charges associated with the 2023 Plan through the third quarter of 2023 consisted of severance and related costs for the reduction of approximately 210 positions, as well as asset impairment charges. During the nine months ended September 30, 2023, we recorded $30.2 million in restructuring charges related to the 2023 Plan. The activities related to the 2023 Plan are expected to be substantially completed by mid-2025.

In addition to the restructuring charges recorded under the 2023 Plan, we recorded $42.2 million in restructuring charges during the nine months ended September 30, 2023 related to other 2023 actions (collectively, the "2023 Actions"). These charges consisted of severance and related costs for the reduction of approximately 1,160 positions at numerous locations across our company.
Restructuring charges were included in “Other expense (income), net” in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. Refer to Note 5, “Cost Reduction Actions,” to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information.
Cash Flow
Nine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net cash provided by operating activities$514.1 $615.2 
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(173.0)(183.2)
Purchases of software and other deferred charges(15.3)(13.9)
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment.7 2.2 
Proceeds from insurance and sales (purchases) of investments, net47.1 1.9 
Payments for certain acquisition-related transaction costs— .6 
Adjusted free cash flow$373.6 $422.8 
During the first nine months of 2023, net cash provided by operating activities decreased compared to the same period last year primarily due to lower net income and higher tax payments, partially offset by changes in operational working capital and lower incentive compensation payments. During the first nine months of 2023, adjusted free cash flow decreased compared to the same period last year primarily due to a decrease in net cash provided by operating activities, partially offset by higher net proceeds from insurance and sales of investments and a decrease in purchases of property, plant and equipment.
Outlook
Certain factors that we believe may contribute to our 2023 results are described below.
We expect the impact of unfavorable foreign currency translation to reduce operating income by approximately $18 million.
We expect incremental savings from restructuring actions, net of transition costs, of approximately $65 million.
We expect our full year effective tax rate to be in the mid-twenty percent range.
We expect fixed and IT capital expenditures to be approximately $300 million.
ANALYSIS OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER
Income Before Taxes
Three Months Ended
(In millions, except percentages)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net sales$2,098.3 $2,317.1 
Cost of products sold1,512.5 1,697.9 
Gross profit585.8 619.2 
Marketing, general and administrative expense332.6 330.8 
Other expense (income), net46.3 (3.9)
Interest expense31.0 21.2 
Other non-operating expense (income), net(8.7)(1.4)
Income before taxes$184.6 $272.5 
Gross profit margin27.9 %26.7 %
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Gross Profit Margin
Gross profit margin for the third quarter of 2023 increased from the same period last year due to benefits from productivity initiatives, including temporary cost-saving actions, material re-engineering and savings from restructuring actions, net of transition costs, and the net impact of pricing and raw material input costs, partially offset by lower sales volume.
Marketing, General and Administrative Expense
Marketing, general and administrative expense increased in the third quarter of 2023 compared to the same period last year primarily due to higher employee-related costs from acquisitions and growth investments offsetting the benefits from productivity initiatives, including temporary cost-saving actions and savings from restructuring actions, net of transition costs.
Other Expense (Income), Net
Three Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Other expense (income), net, by type
Restructuring charges:
Severance and related costs$38.7 $4.7 
Asset impairment charges5.1 .1 
Other items:
Outcomes of legal proceedings2.5 — 
Gain on venture investment— (8.7)
Other expense (income), net$46.3 $(3.9)
Refer to Note 5, “Cost Reduction Actions,” to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information regarding restructuring charges. Refer to Note 11, “Commitments and Contingencies,” to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information regarding legal proceedings.
Interest Expense
Interest expense increased in the third quarter of 2023 compared to the same period last year primarily as a result of higher interest rates on borrowings and higher debt levels.
Net Income and Earnings per Share
Three Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts and percentages)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Income before taxes$184.6 $272.5 
Provision for income taxes46.3 51.0 
Net income$138.3 $221.5 
Per share amounts:
Net income per common share$1.72 $2.73 
Net income per common share, assuming dilution1.71 2.70 
Effective tax rate25.1 %18.7 %
Provision for Income Taxes
Our effective tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2023 increased compared to the same period last year primarily due to lower discrete benefits, the recognition of uncertain tax positions in certain foreign jurisdictions, and higher non-deductible expenses resulting from foreign currency fluctuations. Refer to Note 7, “Taxes Based on Income,” to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information.
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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY REPORTABLE SEGMENT FOR THE THIRD QUARTER
Operating income refers to income before taxes, interest and other non-operating expense (income), net.
Materials Group
Three Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net sales including intersegment sales$1,496.6 $1,733.8 
Less intersegment sales(40.6)(39.8)
Net sales$1,456.0 $1,694.0 
Operating income(1)
176.5235.9
(1)Included charges associated with outcomes of legal proceedings in 2023, restructuring actions in both years and gain on venture investment in 2022
$31.8 $(7.3)
Net Sales
The factors impacting reported net sales change are shown in the table below.
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2023
Reported net sales change
(14)%
Foreign currency translation(2)
Sales change ex. currency(1)
(16)
Organic sales change(1)
(16)%
(1) Totals may not sum due to rounding.

In the third quarter of 2023, net sales decreased on an organic basis compared to the same period in the prior year mainly due to lower sales volume driven primarily by inventory destocking. On an organic basis, net sales decreased by a low-teens rate in North America, over 25% in Western Europe and a low double-digit rate in emerging markets.
Operating Income
Operating income decreased in the third quarter of 2023 compared to the same period last year primarily due to lower sales volume and higher restructuring charges, partially offset by benefits from productivity initiatives, including temporary cost-saving actions, material re-engineering and savings from restructuring actions, net of transition costs.

Solutions Group
Three Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net sales including intersegment sales$647.5 $633.2 
Less intersegment sales(5.2)(10.1)
Net sales$642.3 $623.1 
Operating income(1)
50.775.8
(1)Included charges associated with outcomes of legal proceedings in 2023 and restructuring actions in both years.
$10.7 $3.4 
Net Sales
The factors impacting reported net sales change are shown in the table below.
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2023
Reported net sales change%
Foreign currency translation
Sales change ex. currency(1)
Acquisitions(4)
Organic sales change(1)
%
(1) Totals may not sum due to rounding.
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In the third quarter of 2023, on an organic basis, sales increased compared to the same period in the prior year by a high-single digit rate in high value categories, partially offset by a mid-to-high single digit rate decrease in the base business. Company-wide, on an organic basis, sales of Intelligent Label solutions increased by a low-double digit rate compared to prior year.
Operating Income
Operating income decreased in the third quarter of 2023 compared to the same period last year primarily due to lower sales volume, higher employee-related costs, growth investments, higher restructuring charges and unfavorable foreign currency translation, partially offset by benefits from productivity initiatives, including temporary cost-saving actions and savings from restructuring actions, net of transition costs.
ANALYSIS OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE NINE MONTHS YEAR-TO-DATE
Income Before Taxes
Nine Months Ended
(In millions, except percentages)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net sales$6,253.8 $7,013.4 
Cost of products sold4,572.3 5,109.4 
Gross profit1,681.5 1,904.0 
Marketing, general and administrative expense986.6 1,018.5 
Other expense (income), net132.4 (2.1)
Interest expense89.3 61.6 
Other non-operating expense (income), net(19.9)(4.1)
Income before taxes$493.1 $830.1 
Gross profit margin26.9 %27.1 %
Gross Profit Margin
Gross profit margin for the first nine months of 2023 decreased from the same period last year primarily due to lower sales volume, partially offset by benefits from productivity initiatives, including temporary cost-saving actions, material re-engineering and savings from restructuring actions, net of transition costs.
Marketing, General and Administrative Expense
Marketing, general and administrative expense decreased in the first nine months of 2023 compared to the same period last year primarily due to benefits from productivity initiatives, including temporary cost-saving actions and savings from restructuring actions, net of transition costs, and the impact of favorable foreign currency translation, partially offset by growth investments and the impact of acquisitions.
Other Expense (Income), Net
Nine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Other expense (income), net, by type
Restructuring charges:
Severance and related costs$64.6 $8.7 
Asset impairment charges6.8 .1 
Other items:
Outcomes of legal proceedings56.3 1.7 
Transaction and related costs4.2 .3 
(Gain) loss on sales of assets.5 (.5)
Gain on venture investment— (12.4)
Other expense (income), net$132.4 $(2.1)
Refer to Note 5, “Cost Reduction Actions,” to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information regarding restructuring charges. Refer to Note 11, “Commitments and Contingencies,” to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information regarding legal proceedings.
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Interest Expense
Interest expense increased in the first nine months of 2023 compared to the same period last year primarily as a result of higher interest rates on borrowings and higher debt levels.
Net Income and Earnings per Share
Nine Months Ended
(In millions, except per share amounts and percentages)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Income before taxes$493.1 $830.1 
Provision for income taxes133.2 195.9 
Net income$359.9 $634.2 
Per share amounts:
Net income per common share$4.46 $7.75 
Net income per common share, assuming dilution4.43 7.70 
Effective tax rate27.0 %23.6 %
Provision for Income Taxes
Our effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 increased compared to the same period last year primarily due to lower discrete benefits, the recognition of uncertain tax positions in certain foreign jurisdictions, and higher non-deductible expenses resulting from foreign currency fluctuations. Refer to Note 7, “Taxes Based on Income,” to the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information.
Our effective tax rate can vary from quarter to quarter due to a variety of factors, such as changes in the mix of earnings in countries with differing statutory tax rates, changes in tax reserves, settlements of income tax audits, changes in tax laws and regulations, return-to-provision adjustments, tax impacts related to stock-based payments and execution of tax planning strategies.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS BY REPORTABLE SEGMENT FOR THE NINE MONTHS YEAR-TO-DATE
Operating income refers to income before taxes, interest and other non-operating expense (income), net.
Materials Group
Nine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net sales including intersegment sales$4,506.2$5,157.9 
Less intersegment sales(113.7)(104.1)
Net sales$4,392.5 $5,053.8 
Operating income(1)
530.8 705.4
(1)Included outcomes of legal proceedings and loss on sale of assets in 2023, charges associated with restructuring actions in both years and gain on venture investment in 2022
$52.2 $(9.9)
Net Sales
The factors impacting reported net sales change are shown in the table below.
Nine Months Ended
 September 30, 2023
Reported net sales change(13)%
Foreign currency translation
Sales change ex. currency(1)
(12)
Organic sales change(1)
(12)%
(1) Totals may not sum due to rounding
In the first nine months of 2023, net sales decreased on an organic basis compared to the same period in the prior year mainly due to lower sales volume driven primarily by inventory destocking, partially offset by the impact of pricing actions. On an organic basis, net sales decreased by a low double-digit rate in North America, over 20% in Western Europe and a high single-digit rate in emerging markets.
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Operating Income
Operating income decreased in the first nine months of 2023 compared to the same period last year primarily due to lower sales volume and higher restructuring charges, partially offset by benefits from productivity initiatives, including temporary cost-saving actions, material re-engineering and savings from restructuring actions, net of transition costs, and the net impact of pricing and raw material input costs.
Solutions Group
Nine Months Ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net sales including intersegment sales$1,886.5 $1,988.8 
Less intersegment sales(25.2)(29.2)
Net sales$1,861.3 $1,959.6 
Operating income(1)
95.0 250.7 
(1) Included charges associated with restructuring actions, outcomes of legal proceedings, transaction and related costs in both years and gain on sales of assets in 2022
$76.5 $6.3 
Net Sales
The factors impacting reported net sales change are shown in the table below.
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2023
Reported net sales change(5)%
Foreign currency translation
Sales change ex. currency(1)
(3)
Acquisitions(2)
Organic sales change(1)
(5)%
(1)Totals may not sum due to rounding
In the first nine months of 2023, on an organic basis sales decreased compared to the same period in the prior year by a mid-teens rate in the base business, partially offset by a mid-single digit rate increase in high value categories. Company-wide, on an organic basis, sales of Intelligent Label solutions increased by a mid-single digit rate compared to prior year.
Operating Income
Operating income decreased in the first nine months of 2023 compared to the same period last year primarily due to lower sales volume, an increased accrual for the Adasa legal matter, growth investments, higher employee-related costs, the impact of unfavorable foreign currency translation and higher restructuring charges, partially offset by benefits from productivity initiatives, including temporary cost-saving actions and savings from restructuring actions, net of transition costs.
FINANCIAL CONDITION
Liquidity
Operating Activities
Nine months ended
(In millions)September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net income$359.9 $634.2 
Depreciation138.5 132.2 
Amortization82.9 85.0 
Provision for credit losses and sales returns32.4 36.9 
Stock-based compensation17.4 34.5 
Deferred taxes and other non-cash taxes(29.4)(8.5)
Other non-cash expense and loss (income and gain), net25.2 14.7 
Changes in assets and liabilities and other adjustments(112.8)(313.8)
Net cash provided by operating activities$514.1 $615.2 
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During the first nine months of 2023, net cash provided by operating activities decreased compared to the same period last year primarily due to lower net income and higher tax payments, partially offset by changes in operational working capital and lower incentive compensation payments.
Investing Activities
Nine months ended
(In millions)
September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Purchases of property, plant and equipment$(173.0)$(183.2)
Purchases of software and other deferred charges(15.3)(13.9)
Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment.7 2.2 
Proceeds from insurance and sales (purchases) of investments, net47.1 1.9 
Payments for acquisitions, net of cash acquired, and venture investments
(203.7)(37.0)
Net cash used in investing activities$(344.2)$(230.0)
Purchases of Property, Plant and Equipment
During the first nine months of 2023, in our Solutions Group reportable segment, we primarily invested in buildings and equipment to support growth in the U.S., in certain countries in Latin America, primarily Mexico, and in certain counties in Asia, primarily Malaysia; in our Materials Group reportable segment, we primarily invested in buildings and equipment in the U.S. and in certain countries in Europe, primarily France. During the first nine months of 2022, in our Solutions Group reportable segment, we primarily invested in buildings and equipment to support growth in certain countries in Asia, including Malaysia, China and Vietnam, and in the U.S.; in our Materials Group reportable segment, we primarily invested in buildings and equipment in the U.S., in certain countries in Europe, primarily France, and in certain countries in Latin America, primarily Brazil.
Purchases of Software and Other Deferred Charges
During the first nine months of 2023, we primarily invested in information technology upgrades in the U.S. During the first nine months of 2022, we primarily invested in information technology upgrades in the U.S. and Asia.

Proceeds from Insurance and Sales (Purchases) of Investments, net
During the first nine months of 2023, we utilized approximately $48 million of the cash surrender value available under our company-owned life insurance policies.
Payments for Acquisitions, Net of Cash Acquired, and Venture Investments
During the first nine months of 2023, we paid consideration, net of cash acquired, of approximately $203 million for the 2023 Acquisitions. We funded the 2023 Acquisitions using cash and commercial paper borrowings. During the first nine months of 2022, we paid consideration, net of cash acquired, of approximately $30 million for the acquisitions of TexTrace AG ("TexTrace") and Rietveld Serigrafie B.V. and Rietveld Screenprinting Serigrafi Baski Matbaa Tekstil Ithalat Ihracat Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi ("Rietveld"). We funded the TexTrace and Rietveld acquisitions using cash and commercial paper borrowings. We also made certain venture investments in the first nine months of 2022.
Financing Activities
Nine months ended
(In millions)
September 30, 2023October 1, 2022
Net increase (decrease) in borrowings with maturities of three months or less$70.6 $115.9 
Additional long-term borrowings394.9 — 
Repayments of long-term debt and finance leases(254.2)(4.4)