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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
___________________________________________________ 
FORM 10-Q
___________________________________________________ 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended: October 31, 2023
or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                      to                     
Commission file number: 1-5111
 ___________________________________________________
The J. M. Smucker Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
___________________________________________________ 
Ohio34-0538550
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
One Strawberry Lane
Orrville,Ohio44667-0280
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip code)
                                                                           Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(330)682-3000
N/A
           (Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
       Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
                             Title of each class
Trading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common shares, no par valueSJMNew York Stock Exchange
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes  ý    No  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  ý    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.
Large accelerated filerýAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
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  ý
The Company had 106,143,808 common shares outstanding on November 28, 2023.

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements.
THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED INCOME
(Unaudited)
Three Months Ended October 31,Six Months Ended October 31,
Dollars in millions, except per share data2023202220232022
Net sales$1,938.6 $2,205.1 $3,743.8 $4,078.1 
Cost of products sold (A)
1,214.4 1,504.0 2,364.8 2,824.5 
Gross Profit724.2 701.1 1,379.0 1,253.6 
Selling, distribution, and administrative expenses333.5 354.3 647.1 698.1 
Amortization39.6 55.6 79.4 111.2 
Other special project costs (A)
6.8 0.7 6.8 2.1 
Other operating expense (income) – net45.4 (2.9)43.3 (30.9)
Operating Income298.9 293.4 602.4 473.1 
Interest expense – net(35.1)(39.7)(67.2)(78.8)
Other debt costs (A)
(19.5) (19.5) 
Other income (expense) – net (A)
5.1 (0.8)(27.9)(0.3)
Income Before Income Taxes249.4 252.9 487.8 394.0 
Income tax expense54.5 61.8 109.3 93.1 
Net Income$194.9 $191.1 $378.5 $300.9 
Earnings per common share:
Net Income$1.91 $1.79 $3.70 $2.82 
Net Income – Assuming Dilution$1.90 $1.79 $3.69 $2.82 
(A)Includes certain divestiture, acquisition, integration, and restructuring costs (“special project costs”). For more information, see Note 5: Special Project Costs, Note 6: Reportable Segments, and Note 8: Debt and Financing Arrangements.
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended October 31,Six Months Ended October 31,
Dollars in millions2023202220232022
Net income$194.9 $191.1 $378.5 $300.9 
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustments(14.0)(16.4)(6.6)(15.0)
Cash flow hedging derivative activity, net of tax2.6 2.6 5.2 5.1 
Pension and other postretirement benefit plans activity, net of tax0.1 0.5 0.5 0.9 
Available-for-sale securities activity, net of tax(0.2)(0.6)(0.4)(0.9)
Total Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)(11.5)(13.9)(1.3)(9.9)
Comprehensive Income$183.4 $177.2 $377.2 $291.0 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
Dollars in millionsOctober 31, 2023April 30, 2023
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$3,623.9 $655.8 
Trade receivables – net587.9 597.6 
Inventories:
Finished products696.4 657.6 
Raw materials388.5 352.2 
Total Inventory1,084.9 1,009.8 
Investment in equity securities432.7 487.8 
Other current assets134.7 107.7 
Total Current Assets5,864.1 2,858.7 
Property, Plant, and Equipment
Land and land improvements131.0 131.0 
Buildings and fixtures993.9 956.1 
Machinery and equipment2,508.0 2,443.5 
Construction in progress746.6 629.4 
Gross Property, Plant, and Equipment4,379.5 4,160.0 
Accumulated depreciation(1,990.2)(1,920.5)
Total Property, Plant, and Equipment2,389.3 2,239.5 
Other Noncurrent Assets
Operating lease right-of-use assets158.4 103.0 
Goodwill5,213.2 5,216.9 
Other intangible assets – net4,349.3 4,429.3 
Other noncurrent assets149.4 144.0 
Total Other Noncurrent Assets9,870.3 9,893.2 
Total Assets$18,123.7 $14,991.4 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current Liabilities
Accounts payable$1,250.3 $1,392.6 
Accrued trade marketing and merchandising185.5 187.7 
Current operating lease liabilities33.2 33.2 
Other current liabilities365.4 373.2 
Total Current Liabilities1,834.4 1,986.7 
Noncurrent Liabilities
Long-term debt7,771.7 4,314.2 
Deferred income taxes1,123.6 1,138.9 
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities132.9 77.2 
Other noncurrent liabilities172.2 183.6 
Total Noncurrent Liabilities9,200.4 5,713.9 
Total Liabilities11,034.8 7,700.6 
Shareholders’ Equity
Common shares25.5 26.1 
Additional capital5,252.8 5,371.8 
Retained income2,051.1 2,132.1 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(240.5)(239.2)
Total Shareholders’ Equity7,088.9 7,290.8 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity$18,123.7 $14,991.4 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 Six Months Ended October 31,
Dollars in millions20232022
Operating Activities
Net income$378.5 $300.9 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used for) operations:
Depreciation103.2 112.2 
Amortization79.4 111.2 
Pension settlement loss (gain)3.2 1.7 
Unrealized loss (gain) on investment in equity securities – net21.5  
Share-based compensation expense13.7 5.3 
Loss (gain) on divestitures – net12.6 (1.6)
Deferred income tax expense (benefit)(16.3) 
Other noncash adjustments – net10.2 12.3 
Defined benefit pension contributions(1.8)(71.8)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effect from divestitures:
Trade receivables8.7 (87.1)
Inventories(76.5)(273.8)
Other current assets2.0 19.1 
Accounts payable(92.9)77.5 
Accrued liabilities34.7 20.8 
Income and other taxes(64.0)(56.3)
Other – net(21.4)(4.4)
Net Cash Provided by (Used for) Operating Activities394.8 166.0 
Investing Activities
Additions to property, plant, and equipment(299.0)(190.4)
Other – net5.3 (18.9)
Net Cash Provided by (Used for) Investing Activities(293.7)(209.3)
Financing Activities
Short-term borrowings (repayments) – net 118.2 
Proceeds from long-term debt3,485.0  
Capitalized debt issuance costs(28.9) 
Quarterly dividends paid(213.2)(213.5)
Purchase of treasury shares(372.4)(7.9)
Proceeds from stock option exercises1.2 6.1 
Other – net(4.0)(1.7)
Net Cash Provided by (Used for) Financing Activities2,867.7 (98.8)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash(0.7)(0.7)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents2,968.1 (142.8)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period655.8 169.9 
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period$3,623.9 $27.1 
( ) Denotes use of cash
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(Unaudited)

Six Months Ended October 31, 2023
Dollars in millionsCommon
Shares
Outstanding
Common SharesAdditional CapitalRetained IncomeAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Total Shareholders’ Equity
Balance at May 1, 2023104,398,618 $26.1 $5,371.8 $2,132.1 $(239.2)$7,290.8 
Net income183.6 183.6 
Other comprehensive income10.2 10.2 
Comprehensive income193.8 
Purchase of treasury shares(2,410,863)(0.6)(132.1)(242.9)(375.6)
Stock plans144,918  2.4 (1.1)1.3 
Cash dividends declared, $1.06 per common share
(106.9)(106.9)
Balance at July 31, 2023102,132,673 $25.5 $5,242.1 $1,964.8 $(229.0)$7,003.4 
Net income194.9 194.9 
Other comprehensive income (loss)(11.5)(11.5)
Comprehensive income183.4 
Purchase of treasury shares(3,139) (0.4) (0.4)
Stock plans25,067  11.1 11.1 
Cash dividends declared, $1.06 per common share
(108.6)(108.6)
Balance at October 31, 2023102,154,601 $25.5 $5,252.8 $2,051.1 $(240.5)$7,088.9 

Six Months Ended October 31, 2022
Dollars in millionsCommon
Shares
Outstanding
Common SharesAdditional CapitalRetained IncomeAccumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)Total Shareholders’ Equity
Balance at May 1, 2022106,458,317 $26.6 $5,457.9 $2,893.0 $(237.4)$8,140.1 
Net income109.8 109.8 
Other comprehensive income4.0 4.0 
Comprehensive income113.8 
Purchase of treasury shares(61,693) (6.7)(1.1)(7.8)
Stock plans162,735  6.5  6.5 
Cash dividends declared, $1.02 per common share
(108.3)(108.3)
Balance at July 31, 2022106,559,359 $26.6 $5,457.7 $2,893.4 $(233.4)$8,144.3 
Net income191.1 191.1 
Other comprehensive income (loss)(13.9)(13.9)
Comprehensive income177.2 
Purchase of treasury shares(580) (0.1) (0.1)
Stock plans67,757  4.4 4.4 
Cash dividends declared, $1.02 per common share
(108.5)(108.5)
Balance at October 31, 2022106,626,536 $26.6 $5,462.0 $2,976.0 $(247.3)$8,217.3 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollars and shares in millions, unless otherwise noted, except per share data)
Note 1: Basis of Presentation
The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements of The J.M. Smucker Company (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) have been prepared in accordance with United States (“U.S.”) generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and notes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments of a normal recurring nature considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.
Operating results for the six months ended October 31, 2023, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending April 30, 2024. For further information, reference is made to the consolidated financial statements and notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2023.
Note 2: Recently Issued Accounting Standards
In November 2023, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2023-07, Segment Reporting (Topic 280) Improvements to Reportable Segment Disclosures. ASU 2023-07 will improve reportable segment disclosure requirements, primarily through enhanced disclosures about significant segment expenses on an interim and annual basis. It will be effective for us on May 1, 2024, with the option to early adopt at any time prior to the effective date and will require adoption on a retrospective basis. We are currently evaluating the impacts of the standard on our financial statements and disclosures.
In July 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted the final rule under SEC Release No. 33-11216, Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance, and Incident Disclosure, requiring current reporting about material cybersecurity incidents and annual disclosures on management’s processes for assessing, identifying, and managing material cybersecurity risks, the material impacts of cybersecurity threats and previous cybersecurity incidents, the Board of Directors’ (the “Board”) oversight of cybersecurity risks, and management’s role and expertise in assessing and managing material cybersecurity risks. SEC Release No. 33-11216 will be effective for us during the third quarter of 2024. We do not anticipate that the adoption of these amendments will have a material impact on our financial statements and disclosures.
In May 2023, the SEC adopted the final rule under SEC Release No. 34-97424, Share Repurchase Disclosure Modernization, requiring disclosures related to issuers’ share repurchases pursuant to authorizations by the Board, inclusive of 10b5-1 plans established in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that will provide investors with enhanced information to assess the purposes and effects of the repurchases. SEC Release No. 34-97424 would have been effective for us during the third quarter of 2024, but the SEC recently issued an order postponing the effective date. We do not anticipate that the adoption of these amendments will have a material impact on our financial statements and disclosures.
In December 2022, the SEC adopted the final rule under SEC Release No. 33-11138, Insider Trading Arrangements and Related Disclosures, which requires new disclosures regarding insider trading policies and procedures, the use of Rule 10b5-1 plans by directors and officers, and stock option grants issued in close proximity to the release of material nonpublic information. SEC Release No. 33-11138 was effective for us on May 1, 2023, and did not have a material impact on our financial statements and disclosures.
In March 2022, the SEC issued the proposed rule under SEC Release No. 33-11042, The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors, to enhance and standardize the climate-related disclosures provided by public companies. This update will require the disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions, including Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, which will be subject to third-party assurance, as well as climate-related targets and goals, and how the Board and management oversee climate-related risks. As of October 31, 2023, these amendments were not adopted by the SEC; however, we anticipate that the adoption of these amendments will have a material impact on our financial statements and disclosures.
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Note 3: Acquisition
During the second quarter of 2024, we announced a definitive agreement to acquire Hostess Brands, Inc. (“Hostess Brands”). On November 7, 2023, we completed the cash and stock transaction, valued at approximately $5.5 billion. The transaction was funded with new debt, inclusive of $3.5 billion of Senior Notes, a senior unsecured delayed-draw Term Loan Credit Agreement (“Term Loan”) of $800.0, and $700.0 of short-term borrowings under our commercial paper program, as well as the issuance of approximately 4.0 million of our common shares valued at $450.2. For additional information on the financing associated with this transaction, refer to Note 8: Debt and Financing Arrangements and Note 16: Common Shares.
Hostess Brands is a manufacturer and marketer of sweet baked goods brands including Hostess® Donettes®, Twinkies®, CupCakes, DingDongs®, Zingers®, CoffeeCakes, HoHos®, Mini Muffins, and Fruit Pies, and the Voortman® cookie brand. In addition to its headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas, the transaction included six manufacturing facilities located in Emporia, Kansas; Burlington, Ontario; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Georgia; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a distribution facility in Edgerton, Kansas, and a commercial center of excellence in Chicago, Illinois. Approximately 3,000 employees transitioned with the business at close of the transaction.

The purchase price will be allocated to the underlying assets acquired and liabilities assumed based upon their estimated fair values at the date of acquisition and is subject to change as we complete our analysis of their fair values during the measurement period not to exceed one year as permitted under FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 805, Business Combinations. Due to the transaction closing subsequent to the second quarter of 2024, we will complete and disclose the preliminary purchase price allocation during the third quarter of 2024. However, we anticipate the majority of the purchase price will be allocated to goodwill and other intangible assets – net.
Note 4: Divestitures
On October 17, 2023, we entered into a definitive agreement to sell our Canada condiment business to TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (“TreeHouse Foods”). We expect the transaction to close during the third quarter of 2024, subject to customary closing conditions. The transaction includes Bick’s® pickles, Habitant® pickled beets, Woodman’s® horseradish, and McLarens® pickled onions brands, inclusive of certain trademarks. Under our ownership, these brands generated net sales of approximately $60.0 in 2023, which were included in the International operating segment. The transaction is valued at approximately $20.0, subject to a working capital adjustment. In accordance with FASB ASC 805, Business Combinations, the transaction does not meet the definition of a business and will be accounted for as a sale of assets, resulting in no allocation of goodwill. Further, as of October 31, 2023, the disposal group met the criteria to be classified as held for sale, and as a result, a valuation allowance was established to reflect the fair value less costs to sell of the disposal group, which was based on the expected proceeds and the estimated carrying value of the net assets to be disposed. The valuation allowance was included within other current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet and the estimated pre-tax loss on the disposal group was included within other operating expense (income) – net in the Condensed Statement of Consolidated Income and within loss (gain) on divestitures – net in the Condensed Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows.
On September 27, 2023, we entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Sahale Snacks® business to Second Nature Brands (“Second Nature”), which closed on November 1, 2023. The transaction included products sold under our Sahale Snacks brand, inclusive of certain trademarks and licensing agreements, a leased manufacturing facility in Seattle, Washington, and approximately 100 employees who supported the brand. Under our ownership, the Sahale Snacks brand generated net sales of approximately $48.0 in 2023, primarily included in the U.S. Retail Consumer Foods segment. The transaction is valued at approximately $34.0, subject to a working capital adjustment. As of October 31, 2023, the disposal group met the criteria to be classified as held for sale, and as a result, a valuation allowance was established to reflect the fair value less costs to sell of the disposal group, which was based on the expected proceeds and the estimated carrying value of the net assets to be disposed. The valuation allowance was included within other current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet and the estimated pre-tax loss on the disposal group was included within other operating expense (income) – net in the Condensed Statement of Consolidated Income and within loss (gain) on divestitures – net in the Condensed Statement of Consolidated Cash Flows.
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The following table summarizes the net assets held for sale at October 31, 2023, inclusive of a valuation allowance, reflecting fair value less costs to sell.
October 31, 2023
Sahale SnacksCondiments
Assets held for sale:
Inventories$9.9 $27.6 
Property, plant, and equipment – net6.0  
Operating lease right-of-use assets1.9  
Goodwill11.5  
Other intangible assets – net14.7 6.9 
Other noncurrent assets0.3  
Total assets held for sale$44.3 $34.5 
Liabilities held for sale:
Other current liabilities$0.8 $ 
Deferred income taxes4.1  
Other noncurrent liabilities 1.1  
Total liabilities held for sale6.0  
Valuation allowance(6.8)(5.2)
Net assets held for sale$31.5 $29.3 
On April 28, 2023, we sold certain pet food brands to Post Holdings, Inc. (“Post”). The transaction included the Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, 9Lives®, Kibbles ’n Bits®, Nature’s Recipe®, and Gravy Train® brands, as well as our private label pet food business, inclusive of certain trademarks and licensing agreements, manufacturing and distribution facilities in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, manufacturing facilities in Meadville, Pennsylvania and Lawrence, Kansas, and approximately 1,100 employees who supported these pet food brands. Under our ownership, these brands generated net sales of $1.5 billion in 2023, primarily included in the U.S. Retail Pet Foods segment. Final net proceeds from the divestiture were $1.2 billion, consisting of $683.9 in cash, net of a working capital adjustment and cash transaction costs, and approximately 5.4 million shares of Post common stock, valued at $491.6 at the close of the transaction. We recognized a pre-tax loss of $1.0 billion upon completion of this transaction during the fourth quarter of 2023, within other operating expense (income) – net in the Statement of Consolidated Income, net of a working capital adjustment and cash transaction costs. During 2024, we finalized the working capital adjustment and transaction costs, which resulted in an immaterial adjustment to the pre-tax loss. Furthermore, during the first quarter of 2024, we began entering into equity forward derivative transactions under an agreement with an unrelated third party to facilitate the forward sale of the Post common stock. All 5.4 million shares of Post common stock were hedged as of October 31, 2023, and were subsequently settled for $466.3 on November 15, 2023. For additional information, see Note 10: Derivative Financial Instruments.
On January 31, 2022, we sold the natural beverage and grains businesses to Nexus Capital Management LP (“Nexus”). The transaction included products sold under the R.W. Knudsen® and TruRoots® brands, inclusive of certain trademarks, a licensing agreement for Santa Cruz Organic® beverages, dedicated manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chico, California and Havre de Grace, Maryland, and approximately 150 employees who supported the natural beverage and grains businesses. The transaction did not include Santa Cruz Organic nut butters, fruit spreads, syrups, or applesauce. Final net proceeds from the divestiture were $98.7, net of a working capital adjustment and cash transaction costs. We recognized a pre-tax gain of $28.3 related to the natural beverage and grains businesses, of which $1.6 was recognized during the first quarter of 2023, within other operating expense (income) – net in the Condensed Statement of Consolidated Income, upon finalization of the working capital adjustment.
Note 5: Special Project Costs
Special project costs primarily consist of employee-related costs and other transition and termination costs related to certain divestiture, acquisition, integration, and restructuring activities. Employee-related costs include severance, retention bonuses, and relocation costs. Severance costs and retention bonuses are recognized over the estimated future service period of the impacted employees, and relocation costs are expensed as incurred. Other transition and termination costs include fixed asset-related charges, contract and lease termination costs, professional fees, and other miscellaneous expenditures associated with divestiture, acquisition, integration, and restructuring activities. With the exception of accelerated depreciation, these costs are expensed as incurred. These special project costs are reported in cost of products sold, other special project costs, other debt
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costs, and other income (expense) – net in the Condensed Statements of Consolidated Income and are not allocated to segment profit. The obligation related to employee separation costs is included in other current liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Divestiture Costs: We incurred $0.5 of employee-related costs during the three months ended October 31, 2023, related to the recently announced divestitures of our Sahale Snacks and Canada condiment businesses. We expect to incur approximately $4.6 primarily in employee-related costs associated with these divestitures, all of which are expected to be cash charges and will be primarily recognized in 2024. The obligation related to severance and retention bonuses was $0.5 at October 31, 2023. For additional information, see Note 4: Divestitures.
Integration Costs: Total integration costs related to the acquisition of Hostess Brands are anticipated to be approximately $210.0 and include transaction costs, employee-related costs, and other transition and termination charges. Of the total anticipated integration costs, approximately half reflect transaction costs, with the remainder split between employee-related costs and other transition and termination charges, the majority of which are expected to be cash charges. All integration costs are expected to be incurred by the end of 2026, with over half of the costs expected to be recognized in 2024. We have incurred $26.2 of total integration costs during the three months ended October 31, 2023, all of which were cash charges and primarily related to transaction costs incurred related to a 364-day senior unsecured Bridge Term Loan Credit Facility (“Bridge Loan”) that provided committed financing for the acquisition. For additional information, see Note 3: Acquisition.

Restructuring Costs: A restructuring program was approved by the Board during 2021, associated with opportunities identified to reduce our overall cost structure, optimize our organizational design, and support our portfolio reshape and was further expanded in 2022 to include the costs associated with the divestitures of the private label dry pet food and natural beverage and grains businesses as well as the closure of certain production facilities. The restructuring activities were considered complete as of April 30, 2023. The costs incurred associated with these restructuring activities included other transition and termination costs related to our cost reduction and margin management initiatives, inclusive of accelerated depreciation, as well as employee-related costs.
The following table summarizes our restructuring costs incurred related to the restructuring program.
Three Months Ended October 31, 2022Six Months Ended October 31, 2022Total Costs Incurred to Date at April 30, 2023
Employee-related costs$0.7 $1.8 $27.1 
Other transition and termination costs2.8 4.2 36.6 
Total restructuring costs$3.5 $6.0 $63.7 
The obligation related to severance costs and retention bonuses was $1.6 at April 30, 2023, and was fully satisfied during the first quarter of 2024. Cumulative noncash charges incurred through April 30, 2023, were $33.2, and included $2.2 and $7.0 incurred during the three and six months ended October 31, 2022, respectively, which primarily consisted of accelerated depreciation.
Note 6: Reportable Segments
We operate in one industry: the manufacturing and marketing of food and beverage products. We have three reportable segments: U.S. Retail Coffee, U.S. Retail Consumer Foods, and U.S. Retail Pet Foods. The presentation of International and Away From Home represents a combination of all other operating segments that are not individually reportable.
The U.S. Retail Coffee segment primarily includes the domestic sales of Folgers®, Dunkin’®, and Café Bustelo® branded coffee; the U.S. Retail Consumer Foods segment primarily includes the domestic sales of Smucker’s® and Jif® branded products; and the U.S. Retail Pet Foods segment primarily includes the domestic sales of Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Pup-Peroni®, and Canine Carry Outs® branded products. International and Away From Home includes the sale of products distributed domestically and in foreign countries through retail channels and foodservice distributors and operators (e.g., health care operators, restaurants, lodging, hospitality, offices, K-12, colleges and universities, and convenience stores).
Segment profit represents net sales, less direct and allocable operating expenses, and is consistent with the way in which we manage our segments. However, we do not represent that the segments, if operated independently, would report operating profit equal to the segment profit set forth below, as segment profit excludes certain expenses such as amortization expense and impairment charges related to intangible assets, gains and losses on divestitures, the net change in cumulative unallocated gains
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and losses on commodity and foreign currency exchange derivative activities (“change in net cumulative unallocated derivative gains and losses”), special project costs, as well as corporate administrative expenses.
Commodity and foreign currency exchange derivative gains and losses are reported in unallocated derivative gains and losses outside of segment operating results until the related inventory is sold. At that time, we reclassify the hedge gains and losses from unallocated derivative gains and losses to segment profit, allowing our segments to realize the economic effect of the hedge without experiencing any mark-to-market volatility. We would expect that any gain or loss in the estimated fair value of the derivatives would generally be offset by a change in the estimated fair value of the underlying exposures.
Subsequent to the second quarter of 2024, we acquired Hostess Brands in a cash and stock transaction on November 7, 2023, as discussed in Note 3: Acquisition. As a result, beginning with the third quarter of 2024, we will present a new reportable segment, Sweet Baked Snacks, and the U.S. Retail Consumer Foods reportable segment will be renamed U.S. Retail Frozen Handheld and Spreads. With the exception of renaming the current U.S. Retail Consumer Foods reportable segment, we do not anticipate any other changes to the internal or external reporting of our reportable segments.
The following table reconciles segment profit to income before income taxes.
 Three Months Ended October 31,Six Months Ended October 31,
 2023202220232022
Net sales:
U.S. Retail Coffee$685.7 $709.8 $1,310.8 $1,307.7 
U.S. Retail Consumer Foods464.3 432.2 928.3 743.3 
U.S. Retail Pet Foods (A)
464.0 765.2 905.0 1,494.2 
International and Away From Home324.6 297.9 599.7 532.9 
Total net sales$1,938.6 $2,205.1 $3,743.8 $4,078.1 
Segment profit:
U.S. Retail Coffee$171.0 $187.7 $341.1 $333.6 
U.S. Retail Consumer Foods128.5 100.3 234.2 155.1 
U.S. Retail Pet Foods (A)
97.2 120.1 178.5 240.4 
International and Away From Home60.2 41.5 96.6 58.1 
Total segment profit$456.9 $449.6 $850.4 $787.2 
Amortization(39.6)(55.6)(79.4)(111.2)
Gain (loss) on divestitures – net(13.8) (12.6)1.6 
Interest expense – net(35.1)(39.7)(67.2)(78.8)
Change in net cumulative unallocated derivative gains and losses(26.3)(27.1)(15.9)(60.9)
Cost of products sold – special project costs (B)
 (2.8) (3.9)
Other special project costs (B)
(6.8)(0.7)(6.8)(2.1)
Other debt costs (B)
(19.5) (19.5) 
Corporate administrative expenses(71.5)(70.0)(133.3)(137.6)
Other income (expense) – net (B)
5.1 (0.8)(27.9)(0.3)
Income before income taxes$249.4 $252.9 $487.8 $394.0 
(A)On April 28, 2023, we sold certain pet food brands to Post, and the divested net sales were primarily included in the U.S. Retail Pet Foods segment. For more information, see Note 4: Divestitures.
(B)Includes certain divestiture, acquisition, integration, and restructuring costs. For more information, see Note 5: Special Project Costs and Note 8: Debt and Financing Arrangements.
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The following table presents certain geographical information.
Three Months Ended October 31,Six Months Ended October 31,
2023202220232022
Net sales:
United States$1,796.3 $2,062.1 $3,472.7 $3,822.0 
International:
Canada$118.9 $119.2 $221.2 $213.0 
All other international23.4 23.8 49.9 43.1 
Total international$142.3 $143.0 $271.1 $256.1 
Total net sales$1,938.6 $2,205.1 $3,743.8 $4,078.1 
The following table presents product category information.
Three Months Ended October 31,Six Months Ended October 31,
2023202220232022
Primary Reportable Segment (A)
Coffee$778.4 $799.6 $1,487.5 $1,479.5 U.S. Retail Coffee
Pet snacks255.9 260.2 499.3 504.4 
U.S. Retail Pet Foods (C)
Peanut butter200.6 192.9 412.6 253.5 U.S. Retail Consumer Foods
Cat food204.6 284.7 395.7 550.1 
U.S. Retail Pet Foods (C)
Frozen handheld211.8 168.3 391.2 328.8 U.S. Retail Consumer Foods
Fruit spreads106.9 103.7 213.5 203.8 U.S. Retail Consumer Foods
Portion control53.0 43.5 101.6 71.3 
Other (D)
Dog food20.3 246.3 47.1 488.0 
U.S. Retail Pet Foods (B) (C)
Toppings and syrups21.9 21.7 46.7 46.1 U.S. Retail Consumer Foods
Baking mixes and ingredients30.1 28.8 44.9 45.1 
Other (D)
Other55.1 55.4 103.7 107.5 
Other (D)
Total net sales$1,938.6 $2,205.1 $3,743.8 $4,078.1 
(A)The primary reportable segment generally represents at least 75 percent of total net sales for each respective product category.
(B)During the three and six months ended October 31, 2022, the net sales within this product category were primarily related to the divested pet food brands, primarily included in the U.S. Retail Pet Foods segment. For more information, see Note 4: Divestitures.
(C)During the three and six months ended October 31, 2023, a portion of the net sales within this product category relates to sales associated with a contract manufacturing agreement resulting from the divestiture of certain pet food brands, primarily included in the U.S. Retail Pet Foods segment. This agreement will continue through the remainder of 2024 and into 2025.
(D)Primarily represents the International and Away From Home operating segments, which are combined for segment reporting purposes.
Note 7: Earnings per Share
We computed net income per common share (“basic earnings per share”) under the two-class method for the three and six months ended October 31, 2023 and 2022, due to certain unvested common shares that contained non-forfeitable rights to dividends (i.e., participating securities) during these periods. For the three and six months ended October 31, 2023 and 2022, the computation of net income per common share – assuming dilution (“diluted earnings per share”) was more dilutive under the treasury stock method, as compared to the two-class method. Therefore, the treasury stock method was used in accordance with FASB ASC 260, Earnings Per Share.
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The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share under the two-class method.
 Three Months Ended October 31,Six Months Ended October 31,
 2023202220232022
Net income$194.9 $191.1 $378.5 $300.9 
Less: Net income allocated to participating securities0.1 0.3 0.2 0.5 
Net income allocated to common stockholders$194.8 $190.8 $378.3 $300.4 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding102.1 106.5 102.3 106.4 
Add: Dilutive effect of stock options0.1  0.1 0.1 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution102.2 106.5 102.4 106.5 
Net income per common share$1.91 $1.79 $3.70 $2.82 
Net income per common share – assuming dilution$1.91 $1.79 $3.70 $2.82 
The following table sets forth the computation of diluted earnings per share under the treasury stock method.
Three Months Ended October 31,Six Months Ended October 31,
2023202220232022
Net income$194.9 $191.1 $378.5 $300.9 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution:
Weighted-average common shares outstanding102.1 106.5 102.3 106.4 
Add: Dilutive effect of stock options0.1  0.1 0.1 
Add: Dilutive effect of restricted shares, restricted stock units, and performance units0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution102.4 106.9 102.6 106.8 
Net income per common share – assuming dilution$1.90 $1.79 $3.69 $2.82 
Note 8: Debt and Financing Arrangements
The following table summarizes the components of our long-term debt.
 October 31, 2023April 30, 2023
 Principal
Outstanding
Carrying
Amount (A)
Principal
Outstanding
Carrying
Amount (A)
3.50% Senior Notes due March 15, 2025
$1,000.0 $998.8 $1,000.0 $998.4 
3.38% Senior Notes due December 15, 2027
500.0 498.2 500.0 498.0 
5.90% Senior Notes due November 15, 2028
750.0 744.4   
2.38% Senior Notes due March 15, 2030
500.0 496.9 500.0 496.7 
2.13% Senior Notes due March 15, 2032
500.0 494.8 500.0 494.4 
6.20% Senior Notes due November 15, 2033
1,000.0 991.7   
4.25% Senior Notes due March 15, 2035
650.0 645.3 650.0 645.1 
2.75% Senior Notes due September 15, 2041
300.0 297.4 300.0 297.3 
6.50% Senior Notes due November 15, 2043
750.0 736.6   
4.38% Senior Notes due March 15, 2045
600.0 588.4 600.0 588.2 
3.55% Senior Notes due March 15, 2050
300.0 296.2 300.0 296.1 
6.50% Senior Notes due November 15, 2053
1,000.0 983.0   
Total long-term debt$7,850.0 $7,771.7 $4,350.0 $4,314.2 
(A) Represents the carrying amount included in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, which includes the impact of capitalized debt issuance costs, offering discounts, and terminated interest rate contracts.
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In September 2023, we entered into a Term Loan with a group of banks for an unsecured $800.0 term facility. Borrowings under the Term Loan bear interest on the prevailing Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) and are payable at the end of the borrowing term. The Term Loan matures on November 7, 2026, and does not require scheduled amortization payments. Voluntary prepayments are permitted without premium or penalty. As of October 31, 2023, no balance was drawn on the Term Loan. On November 7, 2023, the full amount was drawn on the Term Loan at an interest rate of 6.67 percent, to partially finance the acquisition of Hostess Brands, as discussed in Note 3: Acquisition. Capitalized debt issuance costs associated with the Term Loan will be amortized to interest expense – net on the Condensed Statements of Consolidated Income over the time period for which the debt is outstanding.
In September 2023, we entered into a commitment letter for a $5.2 billion Bridge Loan that provided committed financing for the acquisition of Hostess Brands, as disclosed in Note 3: Acquisition. No balances were drawn against this facility, as the commitment letter was terminated after completion of the Senior Notes offering and drawing on the Term Loan. Included in other debt costs on the Condensed Statement of Consolidated Income at October 31, 2023, was $19.5 related to financing fees associated with the Bridge Loan.
In October 2023, we completed an offering of $3.5 billion in Senior Notes due November 15, 2028, November 15, 2033, November 15, 2043, and November 15, 2053. The Senior Notes included $29.5 of capitalized debt issuance costs and $15.0 of offering discounts to be amortized to interest expense – net on the Condensed Statements of Consolidated Income over the time period for which the debt is outstanding. The net proceeds from the offering were used to partially finance the acquisition of Hostess Brands.

All of our Senior Notes outstanding at October 31, 2023, are unsecured and interest is paid semiannually, with no required scheduled principal payments until maturity. We may prepay all or part of the Senior Notes at 100 percent of the principal amount thereof, together with the accrued and unpaid interest, and any applicable make-whole amount.
We have available a $2.0 billion unsecured revolving credit facility with a group of 11 banks that matures in August 2026. Borrowings under the revolving credit facility bear interest on the prevailing U.S. Prime Rate, SOFR, Euro Interbank Offered Rate, or Canadian Dealer Offered Rate, based on our election. Interest is payable either on a quarterly basis or at the end of the borrowing term. We did not have a balance outstanding under the revolving credit facility at October 31, 2023, or April 30, 2023.
We participate in a commercial paper program under which we can issue short-term, unsecured commercial paper not to exceed $2.0 billion at any time. The commercial paper program is backed by our revolving credit facility and reduces what we can borrow under the revolving credit facility by the amount of commercial paper outstanding. Commercial paper is used as a continuing source of short-term financing for general corporate purposes. As of October 31, 2023 and April 30, 2023, we did not have a balance outstanding under the commercial paper program. However, on November 7, 2023, we issued $700.0 of short-term borrowings under our commercial paper program at a weighted-average interest rate of 5.47 percent, to partially finance the acquisition of Hostess Brands. Further, we sold all 5.4 million shares of our investment in Post common stock on November 15, 2023 for $466.3, and as a result, these funds were used to partially pay down the commercial paper balance outstanding.

Interest paid totaled $65.2 and $67.9 for the three months ended October 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, and $73.6 and $77.3 for the six months ended October 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. This differs from interest expense due to capitalized interest, the effect of interest rate contracts, the timing of interest payments, amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts, and the payment of other debt fees.

Our debt instruments contain covenant restrictions, including an interest coverage ratio. As of October 31, 2023, we are in compliance with all covenants.
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Note 9: Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefits
The components of our net periodic benefit cost for defined benefit pension and other postretirement benefit plans are shown below.
Three Months Ended October 31,
 Defined Benefit Pension PlansOther Postretirement Benefits
 2023202220232022
Service cost$0.3 $0.3 $0.2 $0.3 
Interest cost4.7 4.4 0.7 0.6 
Expected return on plan assets(4.1)(4.1)  
Amortization of net actuarial loss (gain)0.8 1.0 (0.4)(0.3)
Amortization of prior service cost (credit) 0.3 (0.2)(0.3)
Settlement loss (gain) 1.7   
Net periodic benefit cost$1.7 $3.6 $0.3 $0.3 
Six Months Ended October 31,
 Defined Benefit Pension PlansOther Postretirement Benefits
 2023202220232022
Service cost$0.5 $0.6 $0.4 $0.5 
Interest cost9.3 8.8 1.3 1.2 
Expected return on plan assets(8.2)(8.1)  
Amortization of net actuarial loss (gain)1.7 2.0 (0.8)(0.6)
Amortization of prior service cost (credit)0.1 0.4 (0.3)(0.4)
Settlement loss (gain)3.2 1.7   
Net periodic benefit cost$6.6 $5.4 $0.6 $0.7 

In 2021, we transferred obligations of our Canadian defined benefit pension plan to an insurance company through the purchase of an irrevocable group annuity contract (the “Canadian buy-out contract”). The group annuity contract was purchased using assets from the pension trust. During the first quarter of 2024, we received Board Resolution to proceed with distribution of the surplus that remains within the Canadian defined benefit pension plan. As a result, we recognized a noncash pre-tax settlement charge of $3.2 related to the acceleration of prior service cost for the portion of the plan surplus to be allocated to plan members, which is subject to regulatory approval before a payout can be made. The settlement charge was included within other income (expense) – net in the Condensed Statement of Consolidated Income. We did not recognize any charges related to the Canadian buy-out contract during the six months ended October 31, 2022.

During the first six months of 2023, we made contributions of $70.0 to increase funding for our U.S. qualified defined benefit pension plans. Additionally, we made direct benefit payments of $1.8 for both the six months ended October 31, 2023 and 2022.
Note 10: Derivative Financial Instruments
We are exposed to market risks, such as changes in commodity prices, foreign currency exchange rates, and interest rates. To manage the volatility related to these exposures, we enter into various derivative transactions. We have policies in place that define acceptable instrument types we may enter into and establish controls to limit our market risk exposure.
Commodity Derivatives: We enter into commodity derivatives to manage the price volatility and reduce the variability of future cash flows related to anticipated inventory purchases of key raw materials, notably green coffee, soybean meal, corn, edible oils, and wheat. We also enter into commodity derivatives to manage price risk for energy input costs, including diesel fuel and natural gas. Our derivative instruments generally have maturities of less than one year.
We do not qualify commodity derivatives for hedge accounting treatment, and as a result, the derivative gains and losses are immediately recognized in earnings. Although we do not perform the assessments required to achieve hedge accounting for derivative positions, we believe all of our commodity derivatives are economic hedges of our risk exposure.
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The commodities hedged have a high inverse correlation to price changes of the derivative instrument. Thus, we would expect that over time any gain or loss in the estimated fair value of its derivatives would generally be offset by an increase or decrease in the estimated fair value of the underlying exposures.
Foreign Currency Exchange Derivatives: We utilize foreign currency derivatives to manage the effect of foreign currency exchange fluctuations on future cash payments primarily related to purchases of certain raw materials and finished goods. The contracts generally have maturities of less than one year. We do not qualify instruments used to manage foreign currency exchange exposures for hedge accounting treatment.
Interest Rate Derivatives: From time to time, we utilize derivative instruments to manage interest rate risk associated with anticipated debt transactions, as well as to manage changes in the fair value of our long-term debt. At the inception of an interest rate contract, the instrument is evaluated and documented for qualifying hedge accounting treatment. If the contract is designated as a cash flow hedge, the mark-to-market gains or losses on the contract are deferred and included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and generally reclassified to interest expense in the period during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. If the contract is designated as a fair value hedge, the contract is recognized at fair value on the balance sheet and changes in the fair value are recognized in interest expense. Generally, changes in the fair value of the contract are equal to changes in the fair value of the underlying debt and have no net impact on earnings.
Equity Forward Derivative: During the first quarter of 2024, we began entering into equity forward derivative transactions under an agreement with an unrelated third party to facilitate the forward sale of the Post common stock. We do not qualify the forward sale derivative contract for hedge accounting treatment, and as a result, derivative gains and losses associated with the economic hedge are immediately recognized in earnings within other income (expense) – net in the Condensed Statement of Consolidated Income, netting with the change in fair value of the underlying shares. All 5.4 million shares of Post common stock were hedged as of October 31, 2023. During the three and six months ended October 31, 2023, we recognized an unrealized gain on the transaction of $33.0 and $33.6, respectively. On November 15, 2023, we settled the equity forward contract for $466.3. For additional information, see Note 4: Divestitures.
The following table presents the gross notional value of outstanding derivative contracts.
October 31, 2023April 30, 2023
Commodity contracts$328.8 $448.1 
Foreign currency exchange contracts107.6 98.1 
Equity forward contract432.7  
The following tables set forth the gross fair value amounts of derivative instruments recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
 October 31, 2023
 Other
Current
Assets
Other
Current
Liabilities
Other
Noncurrent
Assets
Other
Noncurrent
Liabilities
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:
Commodity contracts$7.5 $8.4 $ $ 
Foreign currency exchange contracts3.2    
Equity forward contract33.6    
Total derivative instruments$44.3 $8.4 $ $ 
 April 30, 2023
 Other
Current
Assets
Other
Current
Liabilities
Other
Noncurrent
Assets
Other
Noncurrent
Liabilities
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:
Commodity contracts$18.1 $14.7 $ $ 
Foreign currency exchange contracts1.4 0.1   
Total derivative instruments$19.5 $14.8 $ $ 
We have elected to not offset fair value amounts recognized for our exchange-traded derivative instruments and our cash margin accounts executed with the same counterparty that are generally subject to enforceable netting agreements. We are
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required to maintain cash margin accounts in connection with funding the settlement of our open positions. Our cash margin accounts represented collateral pledged of $11.5 and $17.0 at October 31, 2023, and April 30, 2023, respectively, and are included in other current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The change in the cash margin accounts is included in other – net, investing activities in the Condensed Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows. In the event of default and immediate net settlement of all of our open positions with individual counterparties, all of our derivative liabilities would be fully offset by either our derivative asset positions or margin accounts based on the net asset or liability position with our individual counterparties. Cash flows associated with the settlement of derivative instruments are classified in the same line item as the cash flows of the related hedged item, which is within operating activities in the Condensed Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows.
Economic Hedges
The following table presents the net gains and losses recognized in cost of products sold in the Condensed Statements of Consolidated Income on derivatives not designated as hedging instruments.
 Three Months Ended October 31,Six Months Ended October 31,
 2023202220232022
Derivative gains (losses) on commodity contracts$(5.0)$(19.3)$2.8 $(28.2)
Derivative gains (losses) on foreign currency exchange contracts4.8 4.8 2.6 4.6 
Total derivative gains (losses) recognized in cost of products sold$(0.2)$(14.5)$5.4 $(23.6)
Commodity and foreign currency exchange derivative gains and losses are reported in unallocated derivative gains and losses outside of segment operating results until the related inventory is sold. At that time, we reclassify the hedge gains and losses from unallocated derivative gains and losses to segment profit, allowing our segments to realize the economic effect of the hedge without experiencing any mark-to-market volatility. The following table presents the net change in cumulative unallocated derivative gains and losses.
 Three Months Ended October 31,Six Months Ended October 31,
2023202220232022
Net derivative gains (losses) recognized and classified as unallocated$(0.2)$(14.5)$5.4 $(23.6)
Less: Net derivative gains (losses) reclassified to segment operating profit26.1 12.6 21.3 37.3 
Change in net cumulative unallocated derivative gains and losses$(26.3)$(27.1)$(15.9)$(60.9)
Net cumulative unallocated derivative gains and losses net to zero at October 31, 2023 and were $15.9 at April 30, 2023.
Cash Flow Hedges
In 2020, we terminated all outstanding interest rate contracts concurrent with the pricing of the Senior Notes due March 15, 2030, and March 15, 2050. The contracts were designated as cash flow hedges and were used to manage our exposure to interest rate volatility associated with the anticipated debt financing. The termination resulted in a pre-tax loss of $239.8, which was deferred and included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and is being amortized as interest expense over the life of the debt.
The following table presents information on the pre-tax gains and losses recognized on all contracts previously designated as cash flow hedges.
Three Months Ended October 31,Six Months Ended October 31,
2023202220232022
Gains (losses) recognized in other comprehensive income (loss)$ $ $ $ 
Less: Gains (losses) reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to interest expense – net (A)
(3.4)(3.5)(6.8)(6.8)
Change in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)$3.4 $3.5 $6.8 $6.8 
(A)Interest expense – net, as presented in the Condensed Statements of Consolidated Income was $35.1 and $39.7 for the three months ended October 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, and $67.2 and $78.8 for the six months ended October 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The reclassification includes terminated contracts which were designated as cash flow hedges.
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Included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) at October 31, 2023, and April 30, 2023, were deferred net pre-tax losses of $193.9 and $200.7, respectively, related to the terminated interest rate contracts. The related net tax benefit recognized in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) at October 31, 2023, and April 30, 2023, was $45.5 and $47.1, respectively. Approximately $13.6 of the net pre-tax loss will be recognized over the next 12 months related to the terminated interest rate contracts.
Note 11: Other Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements
Financial instruments, other than derivatives, that potentially subject us to significant concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash investments and trade receivables. The carrying value of these financial instruments approximates fair value. Our remaining financial instruments, with the exception of long-term debt, are recognized at estimated fair value in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
The following table provides information on the carrying amounts and fair values of our financial instruments.
 October 31, 2023April 30, 2023
 Carrying
Amount
Fair ValueCarrying
Amount
Fair Value
Marketable securities and other investments$22.4 $22.4 $24.0 $24.0 
Derivative financial instruments – net35.9 35.9 4.7 4.7 
Investment in equity securities432.7 432.7 487.8 487.8 
Total long-term debt(7,771.7)(7,156.5)(4,314.2)(3,879.1)
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Valuation techniques are based on observable and unobservable inputs. Observable inputs reflect readily obtainable data from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect our market assumptions.