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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 10-K
     
þ   ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010
1-12845
(Commission File no.)
 
Brightpoint, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Indiana   35-1778566
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)
7635 INTERACTIVE WAY, SUITE 200, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46278
(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (317) 707-2355
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
     
Title of each class   Name of each exchange on which registered
     
Common Stock, $.01 Par value   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (NASDAQ Global Select Market)
Preferred Share Purchase Rights    
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: NONE
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes þ No o
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes o No þ
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 þ No o
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes o No o
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
             
Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer þ   Non-accelerated filer o   Smaller reporting company o
    (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes o No þ
The aggregate market value of the registrant’s Common Stock held by non-affiliates as of June 30, 2010, which was the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter was $481,727,344.
The number of shares of Common Stock outstanding as of February 23, 2011: 67,972,936
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE:
Portions of the registrant’s proxy statement in connection with its annual meeting of shareholders to be held in 2011, are incorporated by reference in Items 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of Part III of this Form 10-K.
 
 

 


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PART I
Item 1. Business
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
Item 2. Properties
Item 3. Legal Proceedings
Item 4. [Removed and Reserved]
PART II
Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Item 6. Selected Financial Data
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
Item 9. Changes in and disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
Item 9B. Other Information
PART III
Item 10. Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant
Item 11. Executive Compensation
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Shareholder Matters
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence
Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services
PART IV
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
SIGNATURES
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PART I
Item 1. Business.
General
Brightpoint, Inc. provides end-to-end supply chain solutions to leading stakeholders in the global wireless technology industry. In 2010, we handled a total of approximately 98.8 million wireless devices. We handled approximately 79.4 million wireless devices through our logistic services business and approximately 19.4 million through our distribution business. We provide customized logistic services, including procurement, inventory management, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, credit services, receivables management, call center services, activation services, website hosting, e-fulfillment solutions, repair and remanufacture services, reverse logistics, transportation management and other services within the global wireless industry. Our customers include mobile network operators, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), resellers, retailers and wireless equipment manufacturers. We provide value-added distribution channel management and other supply chain solutions for wireless products manufactured by companies such as Apple, HTC, Kyocera, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Research in Motion, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. We have operations centers and/or sales offices in various countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
We were incorporated under the laws of the State of Indiana in August 1989 under the name Wholesale Cellular USA, Inc. and reincorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in March 1994. In September 1995, we changed our name to Brightpoint, Inc. In June 2004, we reincorporated under the laws of the State of Indiana under the name of Brightpoint, Inc.
Our website is www.brightpoint.com. We make available, free of charge, at this website our Code of Business Conduct, annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The information on the website listed above is not and should not be considered part of this annual report on Form 10-K and is not incorporated by reference in this document.
In addition, we will provide, at no cost, paper or electronic copies of our reports and other filings made with the SEC. Requests for such filings should be directed to Investor Relations, Brightpoint, Inc., 7635 Interactive Way, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278, telephone number: (877) 447-2355.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the terms “Brightpoint,” “Company,” “we,” “our” and “us” means Brightpoint, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.
Financial Overview and Recent Developments
Touchstone Wireless Acquisition. On December 23, 2010 we completed the acquisition of the U.S. based company Touchstone Wireless Repair and Logistics, L.P. (Touchstone) for $75.7 million, net of cash acquired, funded from our Global Credit Facility and cash generated from operations. We incurred $2.9 million of acquisition expenses in conjunction with the purchase. Touchstone is a leading provider of repair, remanufacture, and reverse logistics services to the wireless industry. The acquisition of Touchstone expands the breadth of repair and reverse logistics services available through our existing North America operations. Results of operations related to the acquisition are included in our consolidated results of operations beginning on December 24, 2010.
Revenue and units handled. Total wireless devices handled increased 19% to 98.8 million units and revenue increased 13% to $3.6 billion for the year ended December 31, 2010. The increases were primarily due to expanded relationships with wireless device manufacturers in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, as well as increased demand for prepaid and fixed fee wireless subscriptions in the Americas region. Revenue in the Asia-Pacific region increased 14% to $992.0 million despite total wireless devices handled remaining flat compared to the prior year. During the course of the year, our Singapore business experienced a reduction of purchases from a primary wireless device supplier that eventually ceased supplying our Singapore business during the fourth quarter. The reduction in purchases from this supplier was due to many factors including: (i) inventory shortages from this supplier driven by component supply shortages; (ii) foreign currency fluctuations that allowed traders from other regions to sell wireless devices into markets served by our Singapore business at lower prices than those available to us directly from this supplier; and, (iii) a change in the supplier’s strategy in the market, resulting in its

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de-emphasizing distribution from our Singapore business. Other Brightpoint operations did not experience similar declines in revenue and wireless devices handled for this supplier. Revenue in Singapore from devices purchased from this supplier was approximately $234.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to $516.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. Wireless devices handled in Singapore from devices purchased from this supplier was 2.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to 5.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. The decline in revenue from the sales of devices purchased from our primary wireless device supplier in Singapore was more than offset by an increase in revenue from expanded relationships with other manufacturers in the Southeast Asia region, which generated $335.0 million of revenue during 2010. Gross profit in the Asia-Pacific region increased 16.3% for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to prior year.
European Centers of Excellence. We continue to focus on optimizing our European division’s operating and financial structure, which will result in additional opportunities to improve our financial performance in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. A main purpose of this plan is to consolidate our current warehouse facilities and create strategically located hubs or “Centers of Excellence” (supply chain delivery centers) to streamline our operations with the goal of becoming a low cost provider of industry leading logistic services in the EMEA region. Our first Center of Excellence, which will be in the Nordic region, is scheduled to be operational during the first quarter of 2011 and running at full capacity by the third quarter of 2011. We have preliminarily selected a second facility to be located in Slovakia, and we will retro-fit the existing facility.
Americas Centers of Excellence. In January 2011 we announced the addition of three new Centers of Excellence to enhance our supply chain network in the United States. The addition of these facilities is expected to help meet demand, expand our portfolio of products and services, improve long-term operating efficiencies through the elimination of capacity constraints, mitigate the risk of business interruption by providing geographically dispersed operations, and provide an improved supply chain network for freight management services. In October 2010, we entered into a lease agreement for a 200,000 square foot Center of Excellence facility in Plainfield, Indiana. In December 2010, we purchased a 533,000 square foot Center of Excellence located in Plainfield, Indiana for $18.4 million including closing costs. Additionally, we have entered into an agreement to purchase a 264,000 square foot Center of Excellence in Reno, Nevada for approximately $11.5 million during the first quarter of 2011. We expect this facility to be operational in the second quarter of 2011. We will vacate a current facility in Plainfield, Indiana upon the termination of its lease in July 2011, and its operations will be transferred to the new Centers of Excellence. The addition of these Centers of Excellence and the transfer of the current Plainfield facility operations to the new facilities will increase our physical operational facilities in the United States by approximately 700,000 square feet.
EMEA Shared Services Center. We have also made progress on our Shared Services model to centralize many business support (or back office) functions in the EMEA region. During 2010 we continued to migrate certain back office functions from EMEA operating entities to the Shared Services Center, with two remaining European entities to be migrated. These entities are planned to be migrated to the Shared Services Center by the end of the second quarter of 2011. Our Middle East and South Africa entities are planned to be migrated to the Shared Services Center in 2012.
Amendment to Global Credit Facility. On November 23, 2010 we entered into the Fourth Amendment to our Credit Agreement dated as of February 16, 2007, and amended on July 31, 2007, November 20, 2007, and March 12, 2009. The Fourth Amendment, among other things, resulted in: (i) increasing the total borrowing capacity to $450 million from the prior capacity of approximately $394 million that was comprised of $94 million in term loan and $300 million in revolver capacity; (ii) our prepaying and eliminating the existing term debt component of approximately $94 million and increasing the total capacity under the revolver from $300 million to $450 million; (iii)  extending the maturity date until November 2015; (iv) a new interest rate of 2.75% over LIBOR, or approximately 3.00%, as of December 31, 2010, an interest rate that is approximately 1.50% higher than under the previous credit facility; and, (v) replacing the covenants requiring a current ratio above 1.1 and an interest coverage ratio above 4.0 with a covenant requiring us to maintain a fixed charge ratio above 2.0. Consistent with the prior Credit Agreement, the amended agreement contains a covenant requiring a maximum leverage ratio below 3.0. The increase in the borrowing capacity is in response to our strategy to grow our business through organic growth opportunities, new product and service offerings, start-up operations and joint ventures or acquisitions.
Share Repurchase Program. In July 2009, our Board of Directors approved the repurchase of up to $50 million of Brightpoint common stock (the Share Repurchase Program). In January 2010, our Board of Directors approved an increase of our Share Repurchase Program by $30 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $80 million. On January 15, 2010 we repurchased 9.2 million shares of Brightpoint common stock from Partner Escrow Holding A/S, an affiliate of NC Telecom Holding A/S (f/k/a Dangaard Holding A/S) for $6.20 per share, for an aggregate of $57.3 million, as part of the program. After this repurchase, Partner Escrow Holding A/S does not own any Brightpoint stock. On February 22, 2010, our

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Board of Directors approved an increase of our Share Repurchase Program by $25 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $105 million. On November 9, 2010, the Board of Directors approved an increase of the share repurchase program by an additional $25 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $130 million. As of December 31, 2010, there is approximately $36.6 million of availability remaining under the Share Repurchase Program, which expires on December 31, 2012. During 2009 and 2010 we repurchased 3.2 million shares and 12.2 million shares at an average weighted price of $5.22 per share and $6.29 per share under the Share Repurchase Program for a total of 15.4 million shares at a weighted average price of $6.07 per share. Funds for the repurchases were provided by funds available under our Global Credit Facility and cash generated from operations.
Global Wireless Industry
The global wireless industry’s primary purpose is to provide mobile voice and data connectivity to subscribers. To enable this capability for the subscriber, the global wireless industry is generally organized as follows:
    Mobile network operators: build and operate wireless networks and provide voice and data access services to subscribers.
 
    MVNOs: resell voice and data access services, or airtime, from other mobile operators and do not directly build and operate their own wireless networks.
 
    Infrastructure designers, manufacturers, builders, and operators: companies who operate in this segment provide mobile operators with technology, equipment, and cell sites to host and operate the networks.
 
    Component designers and manufacturers: design technology and components that are embedded within a wireless device. Components include circuit boards, displays, antennae and others.
 
    Content providers: develop mobile content for use with wireless devices and provide consumers with content such as ring tones, messaging, music, streaming video and television, games and other applications.
 
    Wireless device manufacturers: design, manufacture, and market wireless devices, such as cellular phones, wireless personal digital assistants, smartphones, tablets, netbooks and e-readers, which connect subscribers to a wireless network.
 
    Supply chain management providers, retailers and resellers: supply chain management providers provide logistic and distribution services to physically move wireless devices and related products from manufacturers or mobile operators closer to, or directly into, the hands of mobile subscribers; retailers, value-added resellers and system integrators provide subscribers and potential subscribers with an access point, either physical or on-line, to purchase a subscription and/or a wireless device. Certain supply chain management providers provide repair and remanufacture services for wireless devices and related products as well as the disposal of end-of-life products.
Wireless voice and data services are available to consumers and businesses over regional, national and multi-national networks through mobile operators that use digital and analog technological standards, such as:
     
Generation   Technology Standards
2G Digital
  TDMA, CDMA, GSM, iDEN
2.5G Digital
  GPRS, EDGE, CDMA 1xRTT
3G Digital
  W-CDMA/UMTS, CDMA 1xEV-DO, HSDPA
3.5G Digital
  HC-SDMA, E-UTRA, WiMAX
4G
  LTE Advanced, HSPA/HSPA+
Developments within the global wireless industry have allowed wireless subscribers to talk, send text messages, send and receive e-mail, capture and transmit digital images and video recordings (multimedia messages), play games, download applications, browse the Internet, read books and watch television using their wireless devices. Wireless devices and services are also used for monitoring services, point-of-sale transaction processing, machine-to-machine communications, local area networks, location monitoring, sales force automation and customer relationship management.

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From 2009 to 2010, the estimated number of worldwide wireless subscribers increased from approximately 4.5 billion to approximately 4.6 billion. At the end of 2010, wireless penetration was estimated to be approximately 70% of the world’s population. During 2010, shipments of wireless devices in the global wireless industry increased by approximately 13% to an estimated 1.4 billion wireless devices. The replacement cycle remains the single biggest factor driving global wireless device sell-in demand. Compelling data centric services over fast networks should continue to fuel the future global demand for wireless devices. Ease of use and increased functionality of devices will continue to drive consumer demand for wireless devices and hence the replacement cycle. The convergence of telecommunications, computing and media is further accelerating the replacement cycle and driving demand. The industry data contained in this paragraph and elsewhere in this subsection is based on Company and industry analyst estimates.
We believe the following major trends are taking place within the global wireless industry, although there are no assurances we will benefit from these trends:
Smartphones. We believe that some of the key drivers for the growth in volume of replacement devices shipped will be the migration to next generation systems and devices (3G, 3.5G and 4G) with full Internet capabilities, compelling display technologies and touch screen enhancements, which should result in increasing penetration of smartphones. Mobile data (mobile music, mobile TV, mobile banking, mobile advertising, and mobile social networking) and the availability of compelling content and enhanced device capabilities will continue to drive the replacement cycle. We estimate that smartphones were approximately 20% of total wireless devices shipped in 2010, and we expect smartphones to be approximately 25% of the total wireless devices shipped in 2011. While the new features, enhanced functionalities, smartphone penetration and migration to next generation systems are anticipated to increase both replacement device shipments and total wireless device shipments, general economic conditions, consumer acceptance, component shortages, manufacturing difficulties, supply constraints, network capacity and other factors could negatively impact anticipated wireless device shipments.
Increasing Subscribers. We expect the number of subscribers worldwide to continue to increase. Increased wireless service availability or lower cost of wireless service compared to conventional fixed line systems and reductions in the cost of wireless devices may result in an increase in subscribers. In particular, markets or regions such as Africa, India, China and Eastern Europe are expected to significantly increase their number of subscribers. The emergence of new wireless technologies, related applications, and increasing penetration of machine-to-machine appliances might further increase the number of subscribers in markets that have historically had high penetration rates. More mobile operators may offer services including seamless roaming, increased coverage, improved signal quality and greater and faster data handling capabilities through increased bandwidth, thereby attracting more subscribers to mobile operators that offer such services.
Next Generation Systems. In order to provide a compelling service offering for their current and prospective subscribers, mobile operators continue to expand and enhance their systems by migrating to next generation systems such as 3G, 3.5G and 4G. These systems allow subscribers to send and receive email, capture and transmit digital images and video recordings (multimedia messages), play games, browse the Internet, watch television and take advantage of services such as monitoring services, point-of-sale transaction processing, machine-to-machine communications, location monitoring, sales force automation and customer relationship management. In order to realize the full advantage of these services and capabilities, many current subscribers will need to replace their wireless devices. As a result, the continued rollout of next generation systems is expected to be a key driver for replacement sales of wireless devices. The first 4G networks began rolling out in the United States during 2010 and will expand in upcoming years. The ability and timing of mobile operators to rollout these new services and manufacturers to provide devices, which use these technologies, might have a significant impact on consumer adoption and the rate of sale of replacement devices.
New or Expanding Industry Participants. With the opportunities presented by enhanced voice and data capabilities and an expanding market for wireless devices, many companies are entering or expanding their presence in the global wireless industry. In addition, companies such as Google and Microsoft (wireless device operating systems providers) and HTC, Research in Motion, Nokia, and Apple (wireless device manufacturers) are bringing feature-rich operating systems or wireless devices to market in order to provide subscribers with capabilities that emulate their desktop computer. Nokia, HTC, Google, Microsoft, Research in Motion, and Apple, as well as main legacy personal computer providers such as Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Acer, continue to heighten competition with other existing manufacturers by providing consumers with more feature-rich products, broader selection and new market channels, which could result in increased wireless device shipments.

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Tablets. There was a significant ramp up in sales of tablets during 2010 and we expect this market to exhibit strong growth during 2011. Industry estimates are that approximately 20 million tablets were sold in 2010, and industry estimates are that approximately 50 million tablets will be sold during 2011. Tablets feature large touchscreens, wireless connectivity, virtual keyboards, application availability, and always-on functionality in a portable device, which has heightened consumer interest. Various personal computer vendors and wireless device manufacturers have introduced tablets into the market, and it is expected that the roll out of upgraded versions of existing tablets and new entrants into the tablet market will increase in upcoming years.
Pricing Factors and Average Selling Prices. Industry estimates suggest the global wireless industry’s average selling price for wireless devices increased slightly in 2010 from 2009. The primary factor for the increase in average selling price the increased percentage of smartphone devices shipped compared to the prior year. The increase in average selling prices of wireless devices could have a positive impact on our distribution revenue. However, changes in average selling prices of wireless devices have little to no impact on our revenue from logistic services, which are typically fee-based services.
Our Business
Brightpoint, Inc. provides end-to-end supply chain solutions to leading stakeholders in the global wireless technology industry. Our primary business is moving wireless devices closer to, or directly into, the hands of mobile subscribers. With approximately 98.8 million wireless devices handled in 2010, we believe we are the largest dedicated provider of customized supply chain solutions to mobile operators, MVNOs, resellers, retailers and wireless equipment manufacturers. Our business includes distribution channel management, logistic services, activation services and the sale of prepaid airtime. The majority of our business is conducted through product distribution and logistic services. While our activation services and prepaid airtime businesses are important to us, they are less significant than our other businesses in terms of revenue and units handled.
Logistic Services (which we sometimes refer to as “Supply Chain Solutions”). Our logistic services include procurement, inventory management, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, credit services, receivables management, call center services, activation services, website hosting, e-fulfillment solutions, repair and remanufacture services, reverse logistics, transportation management, sale of prepaid airtime, and other services. Generally, logistic services are fee-based services. In many of our markets, we have contracts with mobile operators and wireless equipment manufacturers to which we provide our logistic services. These customers include, but are not limited to, operating companies or subsidiaries of Debitel (Denmark and Germany), Euroset (Finland), Kyocera (United States), MetroPCS (United States), Research in Motion (United States), Sprint (United States), T-Mobile (United States), T-Mobile Slovensko (Slovakia), TracFone (United States), and Vodafone (Australia, New Zealand and Germany).
During 2010, 2009 and 2008 logistic services accounted for approximately 9%, 11% and 10% of our total revenue and accounted for approximately 80%, 77% and 71% of the total wireless devices we handled. In 2010, 2009 and 2008 our logistic services gross margin was 49.0%, 43.9% and 36.7% and accounted for approximately 52%, 57%, and 48% of total gross profit. Cost of revenue for logistic services is primarily composed of costs such as freight, labor and rent expense. Since we generally do not take ownership of the inventory in our logistic services arrangements and the accounts receivable are lower due to the fee-based nature of these services, the invested capital requirements and the risks assumed in providing logistic services generally are significantly lower than for our distribution business.
Repair and Remanufacture Services. In our repair and remanufacture services business, we test, identify, and prepare wireless devices and accessories for resale, as well as remanufacture and repackage wireless devices and accessories to customers’ required specifications. We also provide responsible end-of-life disposition of wireless devices, chargers and batteries. These services are primarily part of the Touchstone business acquired in December 2010. We have contracts with various mobile operators and wireless equipment manufacturers to provide repair and remanufacture services, including, but not limited to, T-Mobile and Alltel.
The cost of revenue for repair and remanufacture services includes the cost of spare parts and other direct and indirect costs such as freight, labor and rent expense. We expect this business to be dilutive to our logistic services gross margins due to the fact the margins on the sale of spare parts associated with providing these services are not as high as certain other logistic services we provide, but this business is expected to increase overall gross margin.
Activation Services. In our activation services business, we provide wireless activation solutions for our clients through retail, enterprise and online channels. We market these services under the Actify brand name in the United States and have activation agreements with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Boost, and Verizon Wireless to support the activation of wireless

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converged, embedded and mobile broadband devices. We establish and manage a network of authorized channel partners that include brick and mortar retailers, online retailers, corporate enterprise, value added resellers and OEMs. We provide our channel partners with access to authorized products and support them through commissions management, e-commerce procurement solutions, sales and marketing programs, merchandising programs, training programs, incentive programs and cooperative advertising. As our channel partners activate or upgrade subscribers through our agency agreements, they earn commissions. Through these agreements, we manage commissions from the mobile operators and pay the channel partners their pro-rata portion of the commissions after deducting our fees. For the mobile operators, we provide them with incremental points of sale and alternative distribution under a variable-cost model subscribers acquisition and retention. We provide additional managed services to serve corporate enterprise and OEM consumer and business channels, specializing in wireless procurement, e-commerce activations and account management services. Sales of wireless devices and related accessories to our network of channel partners are included in product distribution revenues and fees earned from commissions management services are included in logistic services revenues.
Prepaid Airtime. Through our prepaid airtime business model, we participate in the ongoing revenue stream generated by prepaid subscribers. We earn a fee from purchasing electronic activation codes from mobile operators and MVNOs and distributing them to retail channels. Much of our activity in the prepaid airtime business model is in our Europe and Americas Divisions. Sales of electronic activation codes to retail customers are included in logistic services revenues. We distribute prepaid airtime in many of our operations on behalf of mobile operators and MVNOs such as: Virgin Mobile (United States), Sonofon (Denmark), Tele2 (Sweden) and TeliaSonera (Sweden).
Product Distribution (which we sometimes refer to as “Channel Sales and Services”). In our product distribution activities, we provide distribution channel management services to leading wireless device manufacturers through the purchase of a wide variety of wireless voice and data products for delivery to our customers. Distribution channel management is similar to our logistic services; however it requires an investment of working capital due to the fact that in these arrangements we take ownership of the products and receive them in our facilities or have them drop-shipped directly to our customers. We actively market and sell these products to our worldwide customer base of approximately 25,000 B2B customers. Product distribution revenue includes the value of the product sold and typically generates significantly higher revenue per unit, as compared to our logistic services revenue, which does not include the value of the product. We frequently review and evaluate wireless voice and data products in determining the mix of products purchased for distribution and attempt to acquire distribution rights for those products that we believe have the potential for enhanced financial return and significant market penetration. In 2010, 2009 and 2008 approximately 91%, 89%, and 90% of our total revenue was derived from product distribution. In 2010, 2009 and 2008 approximately 20%, 23% and 29%, of our total wireless devices handled were sold through product distribution. In 2010, 2009 and 2008 our gross margin on product distribution revenue was 4.6%, 4.2% and 4.3% and product distribution accounted for approximately 48%, 43% and 52% of total gross profit. Cost of revenue for product distribution includes the costs of the products sold and other direct and indirect costs such as freight, labor and rent expense.
The wireless devices we distribute include a variety of devices designed to operate on various operating platforms and feature brand names such as Apple, HTC, Kyocera, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Research In Motion, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson. In 2010, 2009 and 2008 our sales of wireless devices through product distribution totaled 19.4 million, 19.1 million and 24.0 million devices. As the industry’s average selling prices have continued to fluctuate, our average selling prices have also fluctuated due to the mix of wireless devices we sell and the markets in which we operate. In 2010, 2009 and 2008 our average selling price for wireless devices was approximately $159, $135, and $149 per unit. In 2010 approximately 28% of our total wireless devices handled were smartphones, which typically have a higher average selling price.
We also distribute accessories used in connection with wireless devices, such as batteries, chargers, memory cards, car-kits, cases and “hands-free” products. We purchase and resell original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket accessories, either prepackaged or in bulk. Our accessory packaging services provide mobile operators and retail chains with custom packaged and/or branded accessories based on the specific requirements of those customers.
Our Strategy
Our strategy is to continue to grow as a leader in providing supply chain solutions to the global wireless industry. Our objectives are to increase our earnings and market share, improve our return on invested capital and to enhance customer satisfaction by increasing the value we offer relative to other service alternatives and service offerings by our competitors.
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“Global Wireless Industry.” We will endeavor to grow our business through organic growth opportunities, new product and service offerings, start-up operations and joint ventures or acquisitions. In evaluating opportunities for growth, key components of our decision making process include anticipated long-term rates of return, short-term returns on invested capital and risk profiles as compared to the potential returns. No assurances can be given on the success of our strategy.
Key elements of our strategy include:
Expanding. Our plan includes the transfer of our industry know-how, relationships, and capabilities from one market to another in an effort to expand our product and service offerings within our current markets. This is intended to enhance the service offerings and product lines of some of our operations, which have relatively limited product lines and service offerings as compared to the collective product and service offerings of the entire Company. Opportunities in expanding our product lines include wireless handsets, including smartphones, data devices, such as tablets and netbooks, memory cards, SIM-cards and accessories. Opportunities in expanding our service offerings include product fulfillment, electronic prepaid recharge services, reverse logistics management, repair and refurbishment services, and online activation services.
Adding new products and services to our portfolio as one of our key strategic initiatives helps enable us to focus on diversifying our vendor and customer base on a global basis. With our business focused on the wireless industry, we strive to be the most valuable partner to our vendors and customers by offering them a comprehensive suite of wireless supply chain services at the most competitive prices. We also believe we are in a position to enter into new geographic markets, thereby expanding our addressable market.
Optimizing. We believe we have the opportunity to significantly increase the value of our company by optimizing and leveraging our existing operations. We are committed to focusing on leveraging our infrastructure, market share, and cost structure to increase the value we offer relative to other service alternatives and service offerings by our competitors. Our global platform and services allow us to be a low cost service provider to the global wireless industry.
A main strategic component of this plan will revolve around consolidating our current warehouse facilities and creating strategically located hubs or “Centers of Excellence” (supply chain delivery centers) to streamline our operations and provide unique, value-added services to the wireless industry. We have made progress on establishing our first European Center Of Excellence in the Nordic region, and it is expected to be operational during the first quarter of 2011 and running at full capacity by the third quarter of 2011. An additional Center of Excellence in Europe has been selected and we also have made investments and progress towards establishing three new Centers of Excellence in North America during 2011. No assurances can be given on the success of the implementation of our Centers of Excellence.
Differentiating. Our people, our technology, and our innovation will drive our growth in the supply chain solutions capabilities we provide to the global wireless industry. We believe further investments in each of these important areas will ensure our continued supply chain leadership position. The need for these investments is underscored by the growing complexity of the wireless device industry as well as the convergence of numerous technologies into the wireless space. Maintaining our focus on the wireless industry while making these investments with a skilled and committed workforce, the effective use of technology and efficient and flexible customer-centric solutions will solidify our points of competitive differentiation.
Strategic planning is an ongoing discipline. We refresh and adapt our strategy to reflect our increasing supply chain solutions capability and changing market complexities and opportunities. Previous strategic initiatives have positioned us for success and enabled us to grow faster than the mobile phone industry. We anticipate continuing this growth trend through expanding, optimizing and differentiating our business offerings.
Customers
We provide our products and services to a base of approximately 25,000 B2B customers consisting of mobile operators, MVNOs, manufacturers, independent agents and dealers, retailers, and other distributors. During 2010, customers in each of our primary sales channels included the following:
Mobile Operators and MVNOs: Cellular South (United States), MetroPCS (United States), Sprint (United States), T-Mobile (United States), TracFone (United States), Verizon Wireless (United States), America Movil (Guatemala and El Salvador), SingTel (Australia), Vodafone (Australia, New Zealand and Germany), Reliance Infocomm (India), Tata TeleServices (India), Debitel AG (Europe), KPN (Benelux), Netcom (Norway), Tele2 (Sweden), Telefonica (Spain) and T-Mobile Slovensko (Slovakia)

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Dealers and Agents: Cellular Sales (United States), Russell Cellular (United States), Pro Cellular (United States), Telechoice (Australia), First Mobile Group (Australia and New Zealand), Dialect (Sweden) and Klartsvar (Sweden)
Mass Retailers: Radio Shack (United States), Harvey Norman (Australia), Coles Group (Australia), Woolworth’s Group (Australia), Media Group (Europe) and Pressbyran (Sweden)
Other Distributors: Ralco (United States), Skywire (United States), Generation Next Group (formerly Computech) (Hong Kong and Singapore), Multi Trade International (Hong Kong and Singapore) Raduga Pte. Ltd (Singapore) PT Comtech Cellular (Indonesia), PT Teletama Artha Mandiri (Indonesia), PT Selular Media Infotama (Indonesia), and Excel International Limited (Hong Kong)
In 2010, 2009 and 2008 aggregate revenues generated from our five largest customers accounted for approximately 16%, 22% and 19% of our total revenue. No customer accounted for 10% or more of our total revenue in 2010, 2009 or 2008. Aggregate revenues from our three largest customers in the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 10% of our total revenue and 34% of the Asia-Pacific division’s revenue during 2010.
We generally sell our products pursuant to customer purchase orders and subject to our terms and conditions. We generally ship products on the same day orders are accepted from the customer. Unless otherwise requested, substantially all of our products are delivered by common freight carriers. Backlog is generally not material to our business because orders are generally filled shortly after acceptance. Our logistic services are typically provided pursuant to agreements with terms between one and three years which generally may be terminated by either party subject to a short notice period.
Purchasing and Suppliers
We have established key relationships with leading manufacturers of wireless voice and data equipment such as Apple, HTC, Kyocera, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Research In Motion, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. We generally negotiate directly with manufacturers and suppliers in order to obtain inventories of brand name products. Inventory purchases are based on customer demand, product availability, brand name recognition, price, service, features, and quality. Certain of our suppliers may provide favorable purchasing terms to us, including trade credit, price protection, cooperative advertising, volume incentive rebates, stock balancing and marketing allowances. Product manufacturers typically provide limited warranties directly to the end consumer or to us, which we generally pass through to our customers.
Samsung products represented approximately 23%, 16% and 15% of total units handled in 2010, 2009 and 2008. Nokia products represented 18%, 20%, 26% of total units handled in 2010, 2009 and 2008. LG Electronics products represented approximately 13% of total units handled in 2010 and less than 10% in 2009 and 2008. Kyocera products represented approximately 11% of total units handled in 2010 and 2009 and less than 10% in 2008. Motorola accounted for less than 10% of total units handled in 2010 and 19% and 21% in 2009 and 2008. None of the products we sold from our other suppliers accounted for 10% or more of our total units handled in 2010, 2009 and 2008. Loss of the applicable contracts with Samsung, Nokia, LG Electronics, Kyocera, Motorola or other suppliers, or failure by Samsung, Nokia, LG Electronics, Kyocera, Motorola or other suppliers to supply competitive products on a timely basis, at competitive prices and on favorable terms, or at all, may have a material adverse effect on our revenue and operating margins and our ability to obtain and deliver products on a timely and competitive basis. See — “Competition.”
We maintain agreements with certain of our significant suppliers, all of which relate to specific geographic areas. Our agreements may be subject to certain conditions and exceptions, including the retention by manufacturers of certain direct accounts and restrictions regarding our sale of products supplied by certain other competing manufacturers and to certain mobile operators. Typically our agreements with suppliers are non-exclusive. Our supply agreements may require us to satisfy purchase requirements based upon forecasts provided by us, in which a portion of these forecasts might be binding. Our supply agreements generally can be terminated on short notice by either party. We purchase products from manufacturers pursuant to purchase orders placed from time to time in the ordinary course of business. Purchase orders are typically filled, subject to product availability, and shipped to our designated warehouses by common freight carriers. We believe that our relationships with our suppliers are generally good. Any failure or delay by our suppliers in supplying us with products on favorable terms and at competitive prices may severely diminish our ability to obtain and deliver products to our customers on a timely and competitive basis. If we lose any of our significant suppliers, or if any supplier imposes substantial price increases or eliminates favorable terms provided to us and alternative sources of supply are not readily available, it may have a material adverse effect on our results of operations.

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Sales and Marketing
We promote our product lines, our capabilities and the benefits of certain of our business models through advertising in trade publications and attending various international, national and regional trade shows, as well as through direct mail solicitation, media advertising and telemarketing activities. Our suppliers and customers use a variety of methods to promote their products and services directly to consumers, including Internet, print and media advertising.
Our sales and marketing efforts are coordinated in each of our three regional divisions by key personnel responsible for that particular division. Divisional management devotes a substantial amount of their time to developing and maintaining relationships with our customers and suppliers. In addition to managing the overall operations of the divisions, each division’s sales and operations centers are managed by either general or country managers who report to the appropriate member of divisional management and are responsible for the daily sales and operations of their particular location. Each country has sales associates who specialize in or focus on sales of our products and services to a specific customer or customer category (e.g., mobile operator, MVNOs, dealers and agents, reseller, retailer, subscriber, etc.). In addition, in many markets we have dedicated a sales force to manage most of our mobile operator relationships and to promote our logistic services including our activation services and prepaid airtime business models. Including support and retail outlet personnel, we had 628 employees involved in sales and marketing at December 31, 2010, of which 141 are in our Americas division, 215 in our EMEA division, and 272 in our Asia-Pacific division.
Seasonality
The operating results of each of our three divisions may be influenced by a number of seasonal factors in the different countries and markets in which we operate. These factors may cause our revenue and operating results to fluctuate on a quarterly basis. These fluctuations are a result of several factors, including, but not limited to:
    promotions and subsidies by mobile operators;
 
    the timing of local holidays and other events affecting consumer demand;
 
    the timing of the introduction of new products by our suppliers and competitors;
 
    purchasing patterns of customers in different markets;
 
    general economic conditions; and
 
    product availability and pricing.
Consumer electronics and retail sales in many geographic markets tend to experience increased volumes of sales at the end of the calendar year, largely because of gift-giving holidays. This and other seasonal factors have contributed to increases in our revenue during the fourth quarter in certain markets. Conversely, we have experienced decreases in demand in the first quarter subsequent to the higher level of activity in the preceding fourth quarter. Our operating results may continue to fluctuate significantly in the future. If unanticipated events occur, including delays in securing adequate inventories of competitive products at times of peak sales or significant decreases in sales during these periods, it could have a material adverse effect on our operating results. In addition, as a result of seasonal factors, interim results may not be indicative of annual results.
Competition
We operate in a highly competitive industry and in highly competitive markets and believe that such competition may intensify in the future. The markets for wireless voice and data products are characterized by intense price competition and significant price erosion over the lives of products. We compete principally on the basis of value in terms of price, capability, time, product knowledge, reliability, customer service and product availability. Our competitors may possess substantially greater financial, marketing, personnel and other resources than we do, which may enable them to withstand substantial price competition, launch new products and implement extensive advertising and promotional campaigns.
The distribution of wireless devices and the provision of logistic services within the global wireless industry have, in the past, been characterized by relatively low barriers to entry. Our ability to continue to compete successfully will be largely dependent on our ability to anticipate and respond to various competitive and other factors affecting the industry, including

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new or changing outsourcing requirements; new information technology requirements; new product introductions; inconsistent or inadequate supply of product; changes in consumer preferences; demographic trends; international, national, regional and local economic conditions; and discount pricing strategies and promotional activities by competitors.
The markets for wireless communications products and integrated services are characterized by rapidly changing technology and evolving industry standards, often resulting in product obsolescence, short product life cycles and changing competition. Accordingly, our success is dependent upon our ability to anticipate and identify technological changes in the industry and successfully adapt our offering of products and services, to satisfy evolving industry and customer requirements. The wireless device industry is increasingly segmenting its product offerings and introducing products with enhanced functionality that compete with other consumer electronic products. Examples include wireless devices with embedded mega-pixel cameras, which now compete to a certain extent with single function digital cameras, wireless devices with MP3 capabilities that compete with single function handheld audio players, and wireless devices with embedded navigation capabilities that compete with single function handheld navigation devices. These single function consumer electronic products are distributed through other distributors who may become our competitors as the wireless industry continues to introduce wireless devices with enhanced functionality. In addition, products that reach the market outside of normal distribution channels, such as gray market resellers, may also have an adverse impact on our operations.
Our current competition and specific competitors varies by service line and division as follows:
Logistic Services. Our logistic services business competes with general logistic services companies who provide logistic services to multiple industries and specialize more in the warehousing and transportation of finished goods. Manufacturers can also offer fulfillment services to our customers. Certain mobile operators have their own distribution and logistics infrastructure that competes with our outsource solutions.
For logistic services, specific competitors and the division in which they generally compete with us include Brightstar Corporation (all divisions), CAT Logistics (Americas), GENCO-ATC (Americas), Tessco Technologies (Americas), New Breed Logistics (Americas), UPS Logistics (Americas), Arvato Logistics Services (EMEA), CEVA Logistics (EMEA) and Kuehne + Nagel (EMEA).
Repair and Remanufacture Services. Our repair and remanufacture services business competes with companies that specialize in repair and remanufacture services for wireless devices as well as general logistic services companies that provide repair and remanufacture services as part of their service offerings.
For repair and remanufacture services, specific competitors and the division in which they generally compete with us include First Wireless Group (Americas), Fox Conn (Americas), GENCO-ATC (Americas), Moduslink-PTS (Americas), New Breed Logistics (Americas), and Valutech Outsourcing (Americas).
Activation Services. Our activation services business competes with other specialists who establish and manage independent authorized retailers and value-added resellers and with mobile operators who have the infrastructure necessary to manage their indirect channels.
For activation services, specific competitors and the division in which they generally compete with us include American Wireless (Americas), Ingram Micro (Americas), LetsTalk (Americas), Simplexity (Americas), QDI (Americas), Wireless Channels (Americas) and Avenir S.A. (EMEA).
Prepaid Airtime. Our prepaid airtime business competes with broad-based wireless distributors who sell prepaid airtime, specialty distributors who focus on prepaid airtime and companies who manufacture or distribute electronic in-store terminals capable of delivering prepaid airtime. To a lesser extent we compete with mobile operators themselves as they distribute prepaid airtime through their own retail channels.
For prepaid airtime, specific competitors and the division in which they generally compete with us include American Wireless (Americas), InComm (Americas), Vincent Huang & Associates (Americas), Alphyra (EMEA) and Euronet (EMEA).
Product Distribution. Our product distribution business competes with broad-based wireless distributors who carry similar product lines and specialty distributors who may focus on segments within the wireless industry such as WLAN, Wi-Fi, navigation, and accessories. To a lesser extent we compete with information technology distribution companies who offer

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wireless devices in certain markets. Manufacturers also sell their products directly to large mobile operators and as mobile operator customers grow in scale, manufacturers may pose a competitive threat to our business.
For product distribution, specific competitors and the divisions in which they generally compete with us include Brightstar Corporation (all divisions), Tessco Technologies (Americas), Superior Communications (Americas), CDW (Americas), Reliance (Americas), PCD (Americas), Parktel (Americas), Cellnet Group Ltd. (Asia-Pacific), Axcom (EMEA), 20:20 Logistics (EMEA) and Ingram Micro (all divisions).
Information Systems
The success of our operations is largely dependent on the functionality, architecture, performance and utilization of our information systems. We have implemented, and continue to implement, business applications that enable us to provide supply chain solutions for our customers and suppliers. These solutions include, but are not limited to, e-commerce; electronic data interchange (EDI); credit scoring, collection services, web-based order entry, account management, supply chain management; warehouse management, serialized inventory tracking, inventory management and reporting. During 2010, 2009 and 2008, we invested approximately $15.8 million, $8.3 million and $10.7 million, in our information systems with the focus of increasing the functionality and flexibility of our systems. In 2008 we began implementing a global ERP system. Implementation of this system throughout all of our operating entities will continue throughout 2011. In 2010, we began to implement a global warehouse management and transportation management system. Implementation of this system throughout all of our major operating locations will continue throughout 2011 and into 2012. In the future, we intend to invest to further develop those solutions and integrate our internal information systems throughout all of our divisions. At December 31, 2010, there were approximately 299 employees in our information technology departments worldwide.
Employees
As of December 31, 2010, we had 3,909 employees; 2,130 in our Americas division, 682 in our Asia-Pacific division, 984 in our EMEA division, and 113 in our Corporate division. The America’s division includes 951 employees who came over in connection with our acquisition of Touchstone. Of total employees, nine were in executive officer positions, 2,451 were engaged in service operations (including 872 from Touchstone), 628 were in sales and marketing and 821 were in finance and administration (including 299 information technology employees). Our distribution activities and logistic services are labor-intensive and we utilize temporary laborers due to the seasonal demands of our business. At December 31, 2010, we had 2,244 temporary laborers; 2,014 in our Americas division (including 1,036 from Touchstone), 111 in our Asia-Pacific division and 119 in our EMEA division. Of these temporary laborers, approximately 2,167 were engaged in service operations, 24 were in sales and marketing and 53 were in finance and administration. Worldwide, none of our employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, except for national collective labor agreements in Finland. We believe that our relations with our employees are good.
Segment and Geographic Financial Information
Financial information concerning our segments and other geographic financial information is included in Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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Item 1A. Risk Factors.
There are many important factors that have affected, and in the future could affect our business, including the factors discussed below which should be reviewed carefully, in conjunction with the other information contained in this Form 10-K. Some of these factors are beyond our control and future trends are difficult to predict. In addition, various statements, discussions and analyses throughout this Form 10-K are not based on historical fact and contain forward-looking statements. These statements are also subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those discussed below, which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by us. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement contained in this Form 10-K and should also be aware that we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this Form 10-K or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
General risks related to our operations
Our operations could be harmed by fluctuations in regional demand patterns and economic factors. In prior years, the demand for our products and services has fluctuated and may continue to vary substantially within the regions served by us. Economic slow-downs in regions served by us or changes in promotional programs offered by mobile operators may lower consumer demand, lengthen the replacement cycle and create higher levels of inventories in our distribution channels which results in lower than anticipated demand for the products and services that we offer and can decrease our gross and operating margins. A prolonged economic slow-down in the United States or any other region in which we have significant operations could negatively impact our results of operations and financial position.
We buy a significant amount of our products from a limited number of suppliers, and they may not provide us with competitive products at reasonable prices when we need them in the future. We purchase wireless devices and accessories that we sell from wireless communications equipment manufacturers, network operators and distributors. We depend on these suppliers to provide us with adequate inventories of currently popular brand name products on a timely basis and on favorable pricing and other terms. Our agreements with our suppliers are generally non-exclusive, require us to satisfy minimum purchase requirements, can be terminated on short notice and provide for certain territorial restrictions, as is common in our industry.
     We generally purchase products pursuant to purchase orders placed from time to time in the ordinary course of business. In the future, our suppliers may not offer us competitive products on favorable terms without delays. From time to time we have been unable to obtain sufficient product supplies from manufacturers in many markets in which we operate. Any future failure or delay by our suppliers in supplying us with products on favorable terms would severely diminish our ability to obtain and deliver products to our customers on a timely and competitive basis. If we lose any of our principal suppliers, or if these suppliers are unable to fulfill our product needs, or if any principal supplier imposes substantial price increases and alternative sources of supply are not readily available, this may result in a loss of customers and cause a decline in our results of operations.
     During 2010, the reduction of product supply from and the eventual elimination of supply from a key supplier caused a significant decrease in revenue in Singapore compared to the prior year. The reduction in purchases from this supplier was due to many factors including: inventory shortages from this supplier driven by component supply shortages; foreign currency fluctuations that allowed traders from other regions to sell wireless devices into markets served by our Singapore business at lower prices than those available to us directly from this supplier; and the supplier experienced management and organizational changes, which resulted in reducing and eventually eliminating its allocation of saleable products to us. The decrease in revenue from the decrease in purchases from this key supplier was subsequently more than offset by expanded relationships in the Asia-Pacific region with other wireless device manufacturers which resulted in an increase in average selling price.
We depend on our computer and communications systems. As a multi-national corporation, we rely on our computer and communication network to operate in an efficient and secure manner. Any interruption of this service from power loss, telecommunications failure, weather, natural disasters or any similar event could negatively impact our business and operations. Additionally, hackers and computer viruses have disrupted operations at many major companies. We may be vulnerable to similar acts of sabotage and face penalties for not complying with information security standards, which could materially harm our business and operations.

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The market price of our common stock may continue to be volatile. The market price of our common stock has fluctuated significantly from time to time. The trading price of our common stock could experience significant fluctuations in the future due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to:
    actual or anticipated variations in our quarterly operating results or financial position;
 
    repurchases of common stock;
 
    commencement of litigation;
 
    the introduction of new services, products or technologies by us, our suppliers or our competitors;
 
    changes in other conditions or trends in the wireless voice and data industry;
 
    changes in governmental regulation and the enforcement of such regulation;
 
    changes in the assessment of our credit rating as determined by various credit rating agencies; and
 
    changes in securities analysts’ estimates of our future performance or that of our competitors or our industry in general.
General market price declines or market volatility in the prices of stock for companies in the global wireless industry or in the distribution or logistic services sectors of the global wireless industry could also cause the market price of our common stock to decline.
Our business growth strategy includes acquisitions. We have acquired businesses in the past and plan to continue to do so in the future based on our global business strategy. Prior or future acquisitions may not meet the expectations that we had at the time of purchase, which could adversely affect our operations causing operating losses and subsequent write-downs due to asset impairments.
     In December 2010 we completed the acquisition of Touchstone for $75.7 million in cash. Touchstone is a leading provider of repair, remanufacture, and reverse logistics to the wireless industry. We can give no assurances that the purchase of Touchstone will have a positive impact on our future earnings.
We rely to a great extent on trade secret and copyright laws and agreements with our key employees and other third parties to protect our proprietary rights. Our business success is substantially dependent upon our proprietary business methods and software applications relating to our information systems. We currently hold one patent relating to certain of our business methods.
     With respect to other business methods and software, we rely on trade secret and copyright laws to protect our proprietary knowledge. We regularly enter into non-disclosure agreements with our key customers and suppliers and employees. We also limit access to and distribution of our trade secrets and other proprietary information. These measures may not prove adequate to prevent misappropriation of our technology. Our competitors could also independently develop technologies that are substantially equivalent or superior to our technology, thereby eliminating one of our competitive advantages. We also have offices and conduct our operations in a wide variety of countries outside the United States. The laws of some other countries do not protect our proprietary rights to the same extent as the laws in the United States. In addition, although we believe that our business methods and proprietary software have been developed independently and do not infringe upon the rights of others, third parties may assert infringement claims against us in the future or our business methods and software might be found to infringe upon the proprietary rights of others.
Rapid technological changes in the global wireless industry could render our services or the products we handle obsolete or less marketable. The technology relating to wireless voice and data equipment changes rapidly resulting in product obsolescence or short product life cycles. We are required to anticipate future technological changes in our industry and to continually identify, obtain and market new products in order to satisfy evolving industry and customer requirements. Competitors or manufacturers of wireless equipment may market products or services that have perceived or actual advantages over our service offerings or the products that we handle or render those products or services obsolete or less marketable. We have made and continue to make significant working capital investments in accordance with evolving industry and customer requirements including maintaining levels of inventories of currently popular products that we believe are necessary based on current market conditions. These concentrations of working capital increase our risk of loss due to product obsolescence.

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The global wireless industry is intensely competitive and we may not be able to continue to compete successfully in this industry. We compete for sales of wireless voice and data equipment, and expect that we will continue to compete, with numerous well-established mobile operators, distributors and manufacturers, including our own suppliers. As a provider of logistic services, we also compete with other distributors, logistic services companies and electronic manufacturing services companies. Many of our competitors possess greater financial and other resources than we do and may market similar products or services directly to our customers. The global wireless industry has generally had low barriers to entry. As a result, additional competitors may choose to enter our industry in the future. The markets for wireless handsets and accessories are characterized by intense price competition and significant price erosion over the life of a product. Many of our competitors have the financial resources to withstand substantial price competition and to implement extensive advertising and promotional programs, both generally and in response to efforts by additional competitors to enter into new markets or introduce new products. Our ability to continue to compete successfully will depend largely on our ability to maintain our current industry relationships. We may not be successful in anticipating or responding to competitive factors affecting our industry, including new or changing outsourcing requirements, the entry of additional well-capitalized competitors, new products that might be introduced, changes in consumer preferences, demographic trends, international, national, regional and local economic conditions and competitors’ discount pricing and promotion strategies. As wireless telecommunications markets mature and as we seek to enter into new markets and offer new products in the future, the competition that we face might change and grow more intense.
The loss or reduction in orders from principal customers or a reduction in the prices we are able to charge these customers could cause our revenues to decline and impair our cash flows. Many of our customers in the markets we serve have experienced severe price competition or have been acquired and, for these and other reasons, may seek to obtain products or services from us at lower prices than we have been able to provide these customers in the past. The loss of any of our principal customers, a reduction in the amount of product or services our principal customers order from us or our inability to maintain current terms, including prices, with these or other customers could cause our revenues to decline and impair our cash flows. Although we have entered into contracts with certain of our largest logistic services customers, we previously have experienced losses of certain of these customers through expiration or cancellation of our contracts with them, and there can be no assurance that any of our customers will continue to purchase products or services from us or that their purchases will be at the same or greater levels than in prior periods.
Our business could be harmed by consolidation of mobile operators. The past several years have witnessed a consolidation within the mobile operator community, and this trend is expected to continue. This trend could result in a reduction or elimination of promotional activities by the remaining mobile operators as they seek to reduce their expenditures, which could, in turn, result in decreased demand for our products or services. Moreover, consolidation of mobile operators reduces the number of potential contracts available to us and other providers of logistic services. We could also lose business or face price pressures if mobile operators that are our customers are acquired by other mobile operators that are our customers or not our customers.
We make significant investments in the technology used in our business and rely on that technology to function effectively without interruptions. We have made significant investments in information systems technology and have focused on the application of this technology to provide customized distribution channel management and logistic services to wireless communications equipment manufacturers and network operators. Our ability to meet our customers’ technical and performance requirements is highly dependent on the effective functioning of our information technology systems. Further, certain of our contractual arrangements to provide services contain performance measures and criteria that if not met could result in early termination of the agreement and claims for damages. In connection with the implementation of this technology we have incurred significant costs and have experienced significant business interruptions. Business interruptions can cause us to fall below acceptable performance levels pursuant to our customers’ requirements and could result in the loss of the related business relationship or could result in incurring penalties for not meeting minimum performance levels. We may experience additional costs and periodic business interruptions related to our information systems as we implement new information systems in our various operations. Our sales and marketing efforts, a large part of which are telemarketing based, are highly dependent on computer and telephone equipment. We anticipate that we will need to continue to invest significant amounts to enhance our information systems in order to maintain our competitiveness and to develop new logistic services. Our property and business interruption insurance may not compensate us adequately, or at all, for losses that we may incur if we lose our equipment or systems either temporarily or permanently. In addition, a significant increase in the costs of additional technology or telephone services that are not recoverable through an increase in the price of our services could negatively impact our results of operations.

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Our future operating results will depend on our ability to continue to increase volumes and maintain margins. A large percentage of our total revenues is derived from sales of wireless devices, a part of our business that operates on a high-volume, low-margin basis. Our ability to generate these sales is based upon demand for wireless voice and data products and our having adequate supply of these products. The gross margins that we realize on sales of wireless devices could be reduced due to increased competition or a growing industry emphasis on cost containment. However, a sales mix shift to fee-based logistic services may place negative pressure on our revenue growth while having a positive impact on our gross margins. Therefore, our future profitability will depend on our ability to maintain our margins or to increase our sales to help offset future declines in margins. We may not be able to maintain existing margins for products or services offered by us or increase our sales. Even if our sales rates do increase, the gross margins that we receive from our sales may not be sufficient to make our future operations profitable.
Natural disasters, epidemics, hostilities and terrorist acts could disrupt our operations. Although we have implemented policies and procedures designed to minimize the effects of natural disasters, epidemics, outbreak of hostilities or terrorist attacks in markets served by us or on our facilities, the actual effect of any such events on our operations cannot be determined at this time. However, we believe any of these events could disrupt our operations and negatively impact our business.
Our business depends on the continued tendency of wireless equipment manufacturers and network operators to outsource aspects of their business to us in the future. We provide functions such as distribution channel management, inventory management, fulfillment, customized packaging, prepaid and e-commerce solutions, activation management and other outsourced services for many wireless manufacturers and network operators. Certain wireless equipment manufacturers and network operators have elected, and others may elect, to undertake these services internally. Additionally, our customer service levels, industry consolidation, competition, deregulation, technological changes or other developments could reduce the degree to which members of the global wireless industry rely on outsourced logistic services such as the services we provide. Any significant change in the market for our outsourced services could harm our business. Our outsourced services are generally provided under multi-year renewable contractual arrangements. Service periods under certain of our contractual arrangements are expiring or will expire in the near future. The failure to obtain renewals or otherwise maintain these agreements on terms, including price, consistent with our current terms could cause a reduction in our revenues and cash flows.
A global economic downturn could cause a severe disruption in our operations. Our business was negatively impacted by the global economic downturn during the past couple of years. If another downturn occurs, there could be several severely negative implications to our business that may exacerbate many risk factors including, but not limited to, the following:
    Counterparty risk:
  o   Our customers, vendors and their suppliers (e.g., component manufacturers) may become insolvent and file for bankruptcy, which could negatively impact our results of operations.
    Liquidity:
  o   Liquidity could be reduced and this could have a negative impact on financial institutions and the global financial system, which would, in turn, have a negative impact on us, our customers and our creditors.
 
  o   Credit insurers could drop coverage on our customers and increase premiums, deductibles and co-insurance levels on our remaining or prospective coverage.
 
  o   Our suppliers could tighten trade credit which could negatively impact our liquidity.
 
  o   We may not be able to borrow additional funds under our existing credit facilities if participating banks become insolvent or their liquidity is limited or impaired. In addition, we may not be able to retain our current accounts receivable factoring arrangements in Spain and Germany or secure new accounts receivable factoring agreements.

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    Demand:
  o   A global recession could result in severe job losses and lower consumer confidence, which could cause a decrease in demand for our products and services.
    Prices:
  o   Certain markets could experience deflation, which could negatively impact our average selling price and revenue.
Our implementation of European and North American Centers of Excellence may not be successful. The success of our strategy to optimize our European and North American operational and financial structure relies in large part on launching and effectively operating our Centers of Excellence (supply chain delivery centers). The creation and launch of these Centers of Excellence requires substantial capital expenditures and requires significant time and attention from our management and operational personnel. In the event we are unsuccessful at launching or operating these Centers of Excellence or in the event the Centers of Excellence fail to yield the anticipated operational efficiencies then our strategy and operating results could be negatively impacted.
Our business strategy includes entering into relationships and financing that may provide us with minimal returns or losses on our investments. We have entered into several relationships with wireless equipment manufacturers, mobile operators and other participants in our industry. We intend to continue to enter into similar relationships as opportunities arise. We may enter into distribution or logistic services agreements with these parties and may provide them with equity or debt financing. Our ability to achieve future profitability through these relationships will depend in part upon the economic viability, success and motivation of the entities we select as partners and the amount of time and resources that these partners devote to our alliances. We may ultimately receive only minimal or no business from these relationships and joint ventures, and any business we receive may not be significant or at the level we anticipated. The returns we receive from these relationships, if any, may not offset possible losses, our investments or the full amount of financings that we make upon entering into these relationships. We may not achieve acceptable returns on our investments with these parties within an acceptable period or at all.
We may have difficulty collecting our accounts receivable. We currently offer and intend to offer open account terms to certain of our customers, which may subject us to credit risks, particularly in the event that any receivables represent sales to a limited number of customers or are concentrated in particular geographic markets. The collection of our accounts receivable and our ability to accelerate our collection cycle through the sale of accounts receivable is affected by several factors, including, but not limited to:
    our credit granting policies,
 
    contractual provisions,
 
    our customers’ and our overall credit rating as determined by various credit rating agencies,
 
    industry and economic conditions,
 
    the ability of the customer to provide security, collateral or guarantees relative to credit granted by us,
 
    the customer’s and our recent operating results, financial position and cash flows; and
 
    our ability to obtain credit insurance on amounts that we are owed.
Adverse changes in any of these factors, certain of which may not be wholly in our control, could create delays in collecting or an inability to collect our accounts receivable which could impair our cash flows and our financial position and cause a reduction in our results of operations.
We may not be able to grow at our historical or current rates or effectively manage future growth. In recent years, except for 2009, we experienced domestic and international growth. There can be no assurances as to our ability to achieve future growth. We will need to manage our expanding operations effectively, maintain or accelerate our growth as planned and integrate any new businesses which we may acquire into our operations successfully in order to continue our desired growth. If we are unable to do so, particularly in instances in which we have made significant capital investments, it could materially harm our operations. Our inability to absorb, through revenue growth, the increasing operating costs that we have incurred and continue to incur in connection with our activities and the execution of our strategy could cause our future earnings to

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decline. In addition, our growth prospects could be harmed by a decline in the global wireless industry generally or in one of our regional divisions, either of which could result in reduction or deferral of expenditures by prospective customers.
We are subject to certain personnel related issues. Our success depends in large part on the abilities and continued service of our executive officers and other key employees. Although we have entered into employment agreements with several of our officers and employees, we may not be able to retain their services. We also have non-competition agreements with our executive officers and some of our existing key personnel. However, courts are sometimes reluctant to enforce non-competition agreements. The loss of executive officers or other key personnel could impede our ability to fully and timely implement our business plan and future growth strategy. In addition, in order to support our continued growth, we will be required to effectively recruit, develop and retain additional qualified management. Competition for such personnel is intense, and there can be no assurance that we will be able to successfully attract, assimilate or retain sufficiently qualified personnel. The failure to retain and attract necessary personnel could also delay or prevent us from executing our planned growth strategy.
     We are subject to a number of regulatory and contractual restrictions governing our relations with certain of our employees, including national collective labor agreements for certain of our employees who are employed outside of the United States and individual employer labor agreements. These arrangements address a number of specific issues affecting our working conditions including hiring, work time, wages and benefits, and termination of employment. We could be required to make significant payments in order to comply with these requirements. The cost of complying with these requirements could be material.
     Our business is labor-intensive, and we periodically experience high personnel turnover in certain functional areas. In addition, we are from time to time subject to shortages in the available labor force in certain geographical areas where we operate. A significant portion of our labor force is contracted through temporary agencies and a significant portion of our costs consists of wages to hourly workers. Growth in our business, together with seasonal increases in units, requires that from time to time we must recruit and train personnel at an accelerated rate. We may not be able to continue to hire, train and retain a significant labor force of qualified individuals when needed, or at all. Our inability to do so, or an increase in hourly costs, employee benefit costs, employment taxes or commission rates, could cause our operating results to decline. In addition, if the turnover rate among our labor force increases further, we could be required to increase our recruiting and training efforts and costs, and our operating efficiencies and productivity could decrease.
We depend on third parties to manufacture products that we distribute and, accordingly, rely on their quality control procedures. Product manufacturers typically provide limited warranties directly to the end consumer or to us, which we generally pass through to our customers. If a product we distribute for a manufacturer has quality or performance problems, our ability to provide products to our customers could be disrupted, causing a delay and/or reduction in our revenues.
We have debt facilities that could prevent us from borrowing additional funds, if needed. Our global credit facility is secured by primarily all of our domestic assets and certain other foreign assets and stock pledges. Our borrowing availability is based primarily on a leverage ratio test, measured quarterly as total funded indebtedness over EBITDA adjusted as defined in the credit agreement. Consequently, any significant decrease in adjusted EBITDA could limit our ability to borrow additional funds to adequately finance our operations and expansion strategies. The terms of our global credit facility also include negative covenants that, among other things, may limit our ability to incur additional indebtedness, sell certain assets and make certain payments, including but not limited to, dividends, repurchases of our common stock and other payments outside the normal course of business, as well as prohibiting us from merging or consolidating with another corporation or selling all or substantially all of our assets in the United States or assets of any other named borrower. If we violate any of these loan covenants, default on these obligations or become subject to a change of control, our indebtedness under the credit agreement would become immediately due and payable, and the banks could foreclose on their security.
We rely on our suppliers to provide trade credit and terms to adequately fund our on-going operations and product purchases. Our business is dependent on our ability to obtain adequate supplies of currently popular product at favorable pricing and on other favorable terms. Our ability to fund our product purchases is dependent on our principal suppliers providing favorable payment terms that allow us to increase the efficiency of our capital usage. The payment terms we receive from our suppliers is dependent on several factors, including, but not limited to:
    pledged cash requirements;
 
    our payment history with the supplier;
 
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    our overall credit rating as determined by various credit rating agencies;
 
    industry conditions;
 
    our recent operating results, financial position and cash flows; and
 
    the supplier’s ability to obtain credit insurance on amounts that we owe them.
Adverse changes in any of these factors, some of which may not be in our control, could harm our operations.
A significant percentage of our revenues are generated outside of the United States in countries that may have volatile currencies or other risks. We maintain operations centers and sales offices in territories and countries outside of the United States. The fact that our business operations are conducted in many countries exposes us to several additional risks, including, but not limited to:
    potentially significant changes in wireless product prices;
 
    increased credit risks, customs duties, import quotas and other trade restrictions;
 
    potentially greater inflationary pressures;
 
    shipping delays;
 
    the risk of failure or material interruption of wireless systems and services; and
 
    possible wireless product supply interruption.
     In addition, changes to our detriment may occur in social, political, regulatory and economic conditions or in laws and policies governing foreign trade and investment in the territories and countries where we currently have operations. U.S. laws and regulations relating to investment and trade in foreign countries could also change to our detriment. Any of these factors could have a negative impact on our business and operations. We purchase and sell products and services in a number of foreign currencies, many of which have experienced fluctuations in currency exchange rates. In the past, we entered into forward exchange swaps, futures or options contracts as a means of hedging our currency transaction and balance sheet translation exposures. However, our local management has limited prior experience in engaging in these types of transactions. Even if done well, hedging may not effectively limit our exposure to a decline in operating results due to foreign currency translation. We cannot predict the effect that future exchange rate fluctuations will have on our operating results. We have ceased operations or divested several of our foreign operations because they were not performing to acceptable levels. These actions resulted in significant losses to us. We may in the future, decide to divest certain existing foreign operations, which could result in our incurring significant additional losses.
Our operating results frequently vary significantly and respond to seasonal fluctuations in purchasing patterns. The operating results of each of our three divisions may be influenced by a number of seasonal factors in the different countries and markets in which we operate. These factors may cause our revenue and operating results to fluctuate on a quarterly basis. These fluctuations are a result of several factors, including, but not limited to:
    promotions and subsidies by mobile operators;
 
    the timing of local holidays and other events affecting consumer demand;
 
    the timing of the introduction of new products by our suppliers and competitors;
 
    purchasing patterns of customers in different markets;
 
    general economic conditions; and
 
    product availability and pricing.
Consumer electronics and retail sales in many geographic markets tend to experience increased volumes of sales at the end of the calendar year, largely because of gift-giving holidays. This and other seasonal factors have contributed to increases in our sales during the fourth quarter in certain markets. Conversely, we have experienced decreases in demand in the first quarter

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subsequent to the higher level of activity in the preceding fourth quarter. Our operating results may continue to fluctuate significantly in the future. If unanticipated events occur, including delays in securing adequate inventories of competitive products at times of peak sales or significant decreases in sales during these periods, our operating results could be harmed. In addition, as a result of seasonal factors, interim results may not be indicative of annual results.
There are amounts of our securities issuable pursuant to our Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan that, if issued, could result in dilution to existing shareholders, reduce earnings and earnings per share in future periods and reduce the market price of our common stock. We have reserved a significant number of shares of common stock that may be issuable pursuant to our Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan. Grants made under this plan could result in dilution to existing shareholders.
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.
None.
Item 2. Properties.
We provide our supply chain solutions from our sales and operations centers located in various countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. All of these facilities are occupied pursuant to operating leases except for two North American operations facilities that were purchased in 2009 and 2010. The table below summarizes information about our sales and operations centers by operating division.
                 
    Number of   Aggregate
    Locations(1)   Square Footage
Americas
    15       2,282,955  
Asia-Pacific
    7       132,788  
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    16       584,332  
 
               
 
    38       3,000,075  
 
               
 
(1)   Refers to facilities operated by the Company that are greater than 1,000 square feet.
We believe that our existing facilities are adequate for our current requirements and that suitable additional space will be available as needed to accommodate future expansion of our operations.
Item 3. Legal Proceedings.
The Company is from time to time involved in certain legal proceedings in the ordinary course of conducting its business. While the ultimate liability pursuant to these actions cannot currently be determined, the Company believes these legal proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on its financial position or results of operations. For more information on legal proceedings, see Note 12 Legal Proceedings and Contingencies, in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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PART II
Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.
Our Common Stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol CELL. The following tables set forth, for the periods indicated, the high and low sale prices for our Common Stock as reported by the NASDAQ Stock Market.
                 
2010   High   Low
First Quarter
  $ 8.00     $ 5.71  
Second Quarter
    8.45       6.98  
Third Quarter
    8.17       5.85  
Fourth Quarter
    9.42       6.83  
                 
2009   High   Low
First Quarter
  $ 5.44     $ 3.06  
Second Quarter
    6.83       4.14  
Third Quarter
    9.29       5.14  
Fourth Quarter
    9.03       6.91  
The Company has declared the following forward and reverse common stock splits. All of the forward stock splits were effected in the form of common stock dividends.
             
    Dividend Payment or      
Declaration Date   Stock Split Effective Date   Split Ratio
August 31, 1995
  September 20, 1995   5 for 4
November 12, 1996
  December 17, 1996   3 for 2
January 28, 1997
  March 3, 1997   5 for 4
October 22, 1997
  November 21, 1997   2 for 1
June 26, 2002
  June 27, 2002   1 for 7
July 29, 2003
  August 25, 2003   3 for 2
September 15, 2003
  October 15, 2003   3 for 2
August 12, 2005
  September 15, 2005   3 for 2
December 5, 2005
  December 30, 2005   3 for 2
May 9, 2006
  May 31, 2006   6 for 5
At February 24, 2011, there were 299 shareholders of record.
We did not pay cash dividends during 2010 or 2009. Certain of our bank agreements require consent from the lender group prior to declaring or paying cash dividends, making capital distributions or other payments to shareholders. The Board of Directors intends to continue a policy of retaining earnings to finance the growth and development of the business and does not expect to declare or pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future.
The information regarding equity compensation plans is incorporated by reference to Item 12 of this Form 10-K, which incorporates by reference the information set forth in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement in connection with the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than 120 days following the end of the 2010 fiscal year.

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Purchases of Equity Securities by the Issuer and Affiliated Purchasers
On January 11, 2010, the Board of Directors approved the increase of the previously announced share repurchase plan by $30 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $80 million. On February 22, 2010, the Board of Directors approved the increase of the share repurchase program by $25 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $105 million. On November 9, 2010, the Board of Directors approved an increase of the share repurchase program by an additional $25 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $130 million. As of December 31, 2010, there is approximately $36.6 million of availability remaining under the Share Repurchase Program, which expires on December 31, 2012.
We did not repurchase any shares of common stock during the fourth quarter of 2010. As of December 31, 2010, we have repurchased 15,382,164 shares at a weighted average price of $6.07 per share under the share repurchase program. This includes the repurchase of 3.0 million Brightpoint shares from NC Telecom Holding A/S for $15.5 million in October 2009 as well as 9.2 million Brightpoint shares from Partner Escrow Holding A/S, an affiliate of NC Telecom Holding A/S for $6.20 per share, for an aggregate of $57.3 million in January 2010. We also repurchased throughout 2010 an additional 3.0 million shares at an average rate of $6.57 per share.

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The following line graph compares, from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2010, the cumulative total shareholder return on the Company’s Common Stock with the cumulative total return on the stocks comprising the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, NASDAQ Market Value Index, the Morningstar Group Index (Electronics Distribution) and the Hemscott Group Index (Electronics Wholesale). Morningstar is the owner of Hemscott and the Morningstar Group Index will replace the Hemscott Group Index in future filings. Both indices are included for comparative purposes. The comparison assumes $100 was invested on January 1, 2006 in the Company’s Common Stock and in each of the foregoing indices and assumes reinvestment of all cash dividends, if any, paid on such securities. The Company has not paid any cash dividends and, therefore, the cumulative total return calculation for the Company is based solely upon share price appreciation and not upon reinvestment of cash dividends. Historical share price is not necessarily indicative of future stock price performance.
COMPARISON OF FIVE YEAR CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN AMONG BRIGHTPOINT, INC., NASDAQ
MARKET INDEX, S&P SMALLCAP 600 INDEX,
MORNINGSTAR GROUP INDEX, AND HEMSCOTT GROUP INDEX
(LINE GRAPH)
Assumes $100 invested on January 1, 2006
Assumes dividends reinvested
Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2010
                                                 
    2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010
     
Brightpoint, Inc.
  $ 100.00     $ 87.30     $ 99.70     $ 28.24     $ 47.71     $ 56.67  
NASDAQ Market Index
  $ 100.00     $ 110.25     $ 121.88     $ 73.10     $ 106.22     $ 125.36  
S&P SmallCap 600
  $ 100.00     $ 115.12     $ 114.78     $ 79.11     $ 99.34     $ 125.48  
Morningstar Group Index
  $ 100.00     $ 103.30     $ 104.41     $ 55.11     $ 86.12     $ 109.65  
Hemscott Group Index
  $ 100.00     $ 108.47     $ 120.95     $ 75.75     $ 119.15     $ 132.06  

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Item 6. Selected Financial Data.
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,
    2010(1)   2009(1)   2008(1)   2007(1)   2006(1)
     
Revenue
  $ 3,593,239     $ 3,166,579     $ 4,331,252     $ 4,089,625     $ 2,397,193  
Gross profit
    314,623       274,527       323,883       259,255       150,867  
Operating income (loss) from continuing operations
    60,409       36,633       (282,124 )     62,428       49,669  
Income (loss) from continuing operations
    38,845       40,825       (325,450 )     46,158       37,777  
Total gain (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
    (8,727 )     (14,269 )     (16,303 )     1,582       (2,167 )
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders
    30,118       26,556       (342,114 )     47,394       35,610  
 
                                       
Earnings (loss) per share — basic:(2)
                                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations
  $ 0.56     $ 0.51     $ (4.16 )   $ 0.75     $ 0.77  
Discontinued operations
    (0.12 )     (0.18 )     (0.21 )     0.03       (0.04 )
     
Net income (loss)
  $ 0.44     $ 0.33     $ (4.37 )   $ 0.78     $ 0.73  
     
 
                                       
Earnings (loss) per share — diluted:(2)
                                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations
  $ 0.55     $ 0.50     $ (4.16 )   $ 0.73     $ 0.75  
Discontinued operations
    (0.12 )     (0.17 )     (0.21 )     0.02       (0.05 )
     
Net income (loss)
  $ 0.43     $ 0.33     $ (4.37 )   $ 0.75     $ 0.70  
     
                                         
    2010   2009   2008   2007   2006
     
Working capital
  $ 30,312     $ 148,452     $ 234,741     $ 525,778     $ 159,760  
Total assets
    1,247,841       1,013,991       1,146,360       1,972,361       778,353  
Long-term obligations
    90,000       97,017       175,607       441,521       3,750  
Total liabilities
    1,003,488       737,064       895,796       1,370,778       583,525  
Shareholders’ equity
    244,353       276,927       250,564       600,765       194,828  
 
(1)   The consolidated statements of operations reflect the reclassification of the results of operations of our Italy, France, Poland, Philippines, Turkey and locally branded PC notebook business in Slovakia to discontinued operations for all periods presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Operating data includes certain items that were recorded in the years presented as follows: restructuring charges in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006; $7.7 million non-cash gain on settlement of an indemnification claim in 2009; $16.3 million of tax benefits in 2009; $325.9 million goodwill impairment charge in 2008; $18 million of charges related to valuation allowances on certain tax assets that are no longer expected to be utilized in 2008; $16.1 million of tax benefits in 2007; and the results of operations of the acquired CellStar and Dangaard operations in 2007. See Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition.”
 
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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
OVERVIEW AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Brightpoint, Inc. is a global leader in providing end-to-end supply chain solutions to leading stakeholders in the wireless industry. We provide customized logistic services including procurement, inventory management, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, credit services, receivables management, call center services, activation services, website hosting, e-fulfillment solutions, repair and remanufacture services, reverse logistics, transportation management and other services within the global wireless industry. Our customers include mobile network operators, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), resellers, retailers and wireless equipment manufacturers. We provide value-added distribution channel management and other supply chain solutions for wireless products manufactured by companies such as Apple, HTC, Kyocera, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Research in Motion, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. We have operations centers and/or sales offices in various countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
We measure our performance by focusing on certain key performance indicators such as the number of wireless devices handled, gross margin by service line, operating income, cash flow, cash conversion cycle, and liquidity. We also use return on invested capital (ROIC) and return on tangible capital (ROTC) to measure the effectiveness of the use of invested capital and tangible capital.
We manage our business based on two distinct service lines which include product distribution and logistic services. During 2010, wireless devices sold through distribution increased by 2%, and wireless devices handled through logistic services increased by 24%. Our distribution gross margin increased by 0.4 percentage points to 4.6%, and our logistic services gross margin increased by 5.1 percentage points to 49.0%. We are focused on increasing the total volume of wireless devices handled as opposed to increasing volume in one specific service line, as we believe that both service lines provide a reasonable return in relation to the capital invested and the risk assumed.
Significant developments and events in 2010 include:
Touchstone Wireless Acquisition. On December 23, 2010 we completed the acquisition of the U.S. based company Touchstone Wireless Repair and Logistics, L.P. (Touchstone) for $75.7 million, net of cash acquired, funded from our Global Credit Facility and cash generated from operations. We incurred $2.9 million of acquisition expenses in conjunction with the purchase. Touchstone is a leading provider of repair, remanufacture, and reverse logistics to the wireless industry. The acquisition of Touchstone expands the breadth of repair and reverse logistics services available through our existing North America operations. Results of operations related to the acquisition are included in our consolidated results of operations beginning on December 24, 2010.
Revenue and units handled. Total wireless devices handled increased 19% to 98.8 million units and revenue increased 13% to $3.6 billion for the year ended December 31, 2010. The increases were primarily due to expanded relationships with wireless device manufacturers in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, as well as increased demand for prepaid and fixed fee wireless subscriptions in the Americas region. Revenue in the Asia-Pacific region increased 14% to $992.0 million despite total wireless devices handled remaining flat compared to the prior year. During the course of the year, our Singapore business experienced a reduction of purchases from a primary wireless device supplier that eventually ceased supplying our Singapore business during the fourth quarter. The reduction in purchases from this supplier was due to many factors including: (i) inventory shortages from this vendor driven by component supply shortages; (ii) foreign currency fluctuations that allowed traders from other regions to sell wireless devices into markets served by our Singapore business at lower prices than those available to us directly from this supplier; and, (iii) a change in the supplier’s strategy in the market, resulting in its de-emphasizing distribution from our Singapore business. Other Brightpoint operations did not experience similar declines in revenue and wireless devices handled for this supplier. Revenue in Singapore from devices purchased from this supplier was approximately $234.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to $516.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. Wireless devices handled in Singapore from devices purchased from this supplier was 2.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to 5.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. The decline in revenue from the sales of devices purchased from our primary wireless device supplier in Singapore was more than offset by an increase in revenue from expanded relationships with other manufacturers in the Southeast Asia region, which generated $335.0 million of revenue during 2010. Gross profit in the Asia-Pacific region increased 16.3% for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to prior year.

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Amendment to Global Credit Facility. On November 23, 2010 we entered into the Fourth Amendment to our Credit Agreement dated as of February 16, 2007, and amended on July 31, 2007, November 20, 2007, and March 12, 2009. The Fourth Amendment, among other things, resulted in: (i) increasing the total borrowing capacity to $450 million from the prior capacity of approximately $394 million that was comprised of $94 million in term loan and $300 million in revolver capacity; (ii) our prepaying and eliminating existing term debt component of approximately $94 million and increasing the total capacity under the revolver from $300 million to $450 million; (iii)  extending the maturity date until November 2015; (iv) a new interest rate of 2.75% over LIBOR, or approximately 3.00%, as of December 31, 2010, which is approximately 1.50% higher than under the previous credit facility; and, (v) replacing the covenants requiring a current ratio above 1.1 and an interest coverage ratio above 4.0 with a covenant requiring us to maintain a fixed charge ratio above 2.0. Consistent with the prior Credit Agreement, the amended agreement contains a covenant requiring a maximum leverage ratio below 3.0. The increase in the borrowing capacity is in response to our strategy to grow our business through organic growth opportunities, new product and service offerings, start-up operations and joint ventures or acquisitions.
Share Repurchase Program. In July 2009, our Board of Directors approved the repurchase of up to $50 million of Brightpoint common stock (the Share Repurchase Program). In January 2010, our Board of Directors approved an increase of our Share Repurchase Program by $30 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $80 million. On January 15, 2010 we repurchased 9.2 million shares of Brightpoint common stock from Partner Escrow Holding A/S, an affiliate of NC Telecom Holding A/S (f/k/a Dangaard Holding A/S) for $6.20 per share, for an aggregate of $57.3 million, as part of the program. After this repurchase, Partner Escrow Holding A/S does not own any Brightpoint stock. On February 22, 2010, our Board of Directors approved an increase of our Share Repurchase Program by $25 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $105 million. On November 9, 2010, the Board of Directors approved an increase of the share repurchase program by an additional $25 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $130 million. As of December 31, 2010, there is approximately $36.6 million of availability remaining under the Share Repurchase Program, which expires on December 31, 2012. During 2009 and 2010 we repurchased 3.2 million shares and 12.2 million shares at an average weighted price of $5.22 per share and $6.29 per share under the Share Repurchase Program for a total of 15.4 million shares at a weighted average price of $6.07 per share. Funds for the repurchases were provided by borrowings available under our Global Credit Facility and cash generated from operations.
Americas Centers of Excellence. In January 2011 we announced the addition of three new Centers of Excellence to enhance our supply chain network in the United States. The addition of these facilities is expected to help meet demand, expand our portfolio of products and services, improve long-term operating efficiencies through the elimination of capacity constraints, mitigate the risk of business interruption by providing geographically dispersed operations, and provide an improved supply chain network for freight management services. In October 2010, we entered into a lease agreement for a 200,000 square foot Center of Excellence facility in Plainfield, Indiana. In December 2010, we purchased a 533,000 square foot Center of Excellence located in Plainfield, Indiana for $18.4 million including closing costs. Additionally, we have entered into an agreement to purchase a 264,000 square foot Center of Excellence in Reno, Nevada for approximately $11.5 million during the first quarter of 2011. We expect this facility to be operational in the second quarter of 2011. We will vacate a current facility in Plainfield, Indiana upon the termination of its lease in July 2011, and its operations will be transferred to the new Centers of Excellence. The addition of these Centers of Excellence and the transfer of the current Plainfield facility operations to the new facilities will increase our physical operational facilities in the United States by approximately 700,000 square feet.
The consolidated statements of operations reflect the reclassification of the results of operations of our Italy business to discontinued operations for all periods presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. We exited our Italy business in the first quarter of 2010. This business was previously reported in our EMEA reporting segment.

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2010 RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Revenue and units handled by division and service line
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
            % of           % of    
    2010   Total   2009   Total   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Distribution revenue
                                       
Americas
  $ 433,367       13 %   $ 448,086       16 %     (3 %)
Asia-Pacific
    953,535       29 %     834,906       30 %     14 %
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    1,871,572       58 %     1,527,362       54 %     23 %
             
Total
  $ 3,258,474       100 %   $ 2,810,354       100 %     16 %
             
 
                                       
Logistic services revenue
                                       
Americas
  $ 222,178       66 %   $ 192,276       54 %     16 %
Asia-Pacific
    38,430       12 %     33,631       9 %     14 %
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    74,157       22 %     130,318       37 %     (43 %)
             
Total
  $ 334,765       100 %   $ 356,225       100 %     (6 %)
             
 
                                       
Total revenue
                                       
Americas
  $ 655,545       18 %   $ 640,362       20 %     2 %
Asia-Pacific
    991,965       28 %     868,537       28 %     14 %
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    1,945,729       54 %     1,657,680       52 %     17 %
             
Total
  $ 3,593,239       100 %   $ 3,166,579       100 %     13 %
             
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
            % of           % of    
    2010   Total   2009   Total   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Wireless devices sold through distribution
                                       
Americas
    2,683       14 %     2,974       15 %     (10 %)
Asia-Pacific
    5,423       28 %     6,420       34 %     (16 %)
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    11,296       58 %     9,659       51 %     17 %
             
Total
    19,402       100 %     19,053       100 %     2 %
             
 
                                       
Wireless devices handled through logistic services
                                       
Americas
    67,337       85 %     55,995       87 %     20 %
Asia-Pacific
    3,662       5 %     2,686       4 %     36 %
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    8,401       10 %     5,532       9 %     52 %
             
Total
    79,400       100 %     64,213       100 %     24 %
             
 
                                       
Total wireless devices handled
                                       
Americas
    70,020       71 %     58,969       71 %     19 %
Asia-Pacific
    9,085       9 %     9,106       11 %     0 %
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    19,697       20 %     15,191       18 %     30 %
             
Total
    98,802       100 %     83,266       100 %     19 %
             

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The following table presents the percentage changes in revenue for the year ended December 31, 2010 by service line compared to the prior year, including the impact to revenue from changes in wireless devices handled, average selling price, non-handset based revenue and foreign currency. The acquisition of Touchstone did not have a significant impact on total revenue for the year ended December 31, 2010.
                                         
    2010 Percentage Change in Revenue vs. 2009
                    Non-           Total
    Wireless   Average   handset           Percentage
    devices   Selling   based   Foreign   Change in
    handled (1)   Price (2)   revenue (3)   Currency   Revenue
     
Year ended December 31, 2010:
                                       
Distribution
    3 %     17 %     (3 %)     (1 %)     16 %
Logistic services
    7 %     (3 %)     (11 %)     1 %     (6 %)
Total
    3 %     14 %     (4 %)     0 %     13 %
 
(1)   Wireless devices handled represents the percentage change in revenue due to the change in quantity of wireless devices sold through our distribution business and the change in quantity of wireless devices handled through our logistic services business.
 
(2)   Average selling price represents the percentage change in revenue due to the change in the average selling price of wireless devices sold through our distribution business and the change in the average fee per wireless device handled through our logistic services business.
 
(3)   Non-handset distribution revenue represents the percentage change in revenue from accessories sold, freight and non-voice navigation devices sold through our distribution business. Non-handset based logistic services revenue represents the percentage change in revenue from the sale of prepaid airtime, freight billed, and fee based services other than fees earned from wireless devices handled. Changes in non-handset based revenue do not include changes in reported wireless devices.
Revenue and wireless devices handled by division:
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
Americas           % of           % of    
(Amounts in 000s)   2010   Total   2009   Total   Change
     
REVENUE:
                                       
Distribution
  $ 433,367       66 %   $ 448,086       70 %     (3 %)
Logistic services
    222,178       34 %     192,276       30 %     16 %
             
Total
  $ 655,545       100 %   $ 640,362       100 %     2 %
             
 
                                       
WIRELESS DEVICES HANDLED :
                                       
Distribution
    2,683       4 %     2,974       5 %     (10 %)
Logistic services
    67,337       96 %     55,995       95 %     20 %
             
Total
    70,020       100 %     58,969       100 %     19 %
             

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The following table presents the percentage changes in revenue for our Americas division by service line for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to the prior year, including the impact to revenue from changes in wireless devices handled, average selling price, non-handset based revenue and foreign currency. The acquisition of Touchstone did not have a significant impact on revenue for our Americas division for the year ended December 31, 2010.
                                         
    2010 Percentage Change in Revenue vs. 2009
                    Non-           Total
    Wireless   Average   handset           Percentage
    devices   Selling   based   Foreign   Change in
    handled   Price   revenue   Currency   Revenue
     
Year ended December 31, 2010:
                                       
Distribution
    (9 %)     8 %     (2 %)     0 %     (3 %)
Logistic services
    8 %     0 %     8 %     0 %     16 %
Total
    (4 %)     5 %     1 %     0 %     2 %
The decrease in wireless devices sold through distribution for the year ended December 31, 2010 was driven by the loss of a significant customer in Colombia during the third quarter of 2009. The decrease in revenue resulting from the decrease of wireless devices sold was partially offset by an increase in average selling prices at our North America operation caused by a favorable shift in the mix of devices sold.
The increase in wireless devices handled through logistic services for the year ended December 31, 2010 was primarily driven by increased demand for prepaid and fixed-fee wireless subscriptions (the primary product offering of certain Brightpoint logistic services customers) and increased service offerings to existing customers. The increase in non-handset based logistic services revenue for the year ended December 31, 2010 was primarily due to an increase in freight billed due to increased volumes compared to the same period in the prior year.
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
Asia-Pacific   % of           % of    
(Amounts in 000s)   2010   Total   2009   Total   Change
     
REVENUE:
                                       
Distribution
  $ 953,535       96 %   $ 834,906       96 %     14 %
Logistic services
    38,430       4 %     33,631       4 %     14 %
             
Total
  $ 991,965       100 %   $ 868,537       100 %     14 %
             
 
                                       
WIRELESS DEVICES HANDLED :
                                       
Distribution
    5,423       60 %     6,420       71 %     (16 %)
Logistic services
    3,662       40 %     2,686       29 %     36 %
             
Total
    9,085       100 %     9,106       100 %     0 %
             
The following table presents the percentage changes in revenue for our Asia-Pacific division by service line for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to the prior year, including the impact to revenue from changes in wireless devices handled, average selling price, non-handset based revenue and foreign currency.

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    2010 Percentage Change in Revenue vs. 2009
                    Non-           Total
    Wireless   Average   handset           Percentage
    devices   Selling   based   Foreign   Change in
    handled   Price   revenue   Currency   Revenue
     
Year ended December 31, 2010:
                                       
Distribution
    (28 %)     40 %     (1 %)     3 %     14 %
Logistic services
    11 %     (15 %)     13 %     5 %     14 %
Total
    (26 %)     38 %     (1 %)     3 %     14 %
The decrease in wireless devices sold through distribution in our Asia-Pacific division for the year ended December 31, 2010 was primarily driven by decreased volume of devices sold to customers served by our Singapore business as a result of a reduction of purchases from our primary supplier. The reduction in sales was due to many factors including: inventory shortages from this supplier driven by component supply shortages, foreign currency fluctuations that allowed traders from other regions to sell wireless devices into markets served by our Singapore business at lower prices than those available to us directly from this supplier; and a change in the supplier’s strategy in the market, resulting in its de-emphasizing distribution from our Singapore operations which led to eliminating its allocation of saleable products to us in this market during the fourth quarter of 2010.
The decrease in revenue resulting from the decrease in wireless devices sold was more than offset by an increase in average selling price, which was driven by a shift in mix to smartphones due to higher demand and better availability of these devices compared to the same period in the prior year as well as expanded relationships in the region with wireless device manufacturers. We can give no assurances that the revenue generated as a result of these expanded relationships will continue in future periods at the same level as in 2010.
The increase in wireless devices handled through logistic services for the year ended December 31, 2010 was primarily driven by an increase in wireless devices handled for our largest customer in Australia and New Zealand. The decrease in average fulfillment fee per unit for the year ended December 31, 2010 was primarily due to an unfavorable mix of services provided compared to the same periods in the prior year. The increase in non-handset based logistic services revenue was primarily due to an increase in services invoiced compared to the same periods in the prior year.
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
Europe, Middle East and Africa           % of           % of    
(Amounts in 000s)   2010   Total   2009   Total   Change
     
REVENUE:
                                       
Distribution
  $ 1,871,572       96 %   $ 1,527,362       92 %     23 %
Logistic services
    74,157       4 %     130,318       8 %     (43 %)
             
Total
  $ 1,945,729       100 %   $ 1,657,680       100 %     17 %
             
 
                                       
WIRELESS DEVICES HANDLED :
                                       
Distribution
    11,296       57 %     9,659       64 %     17 %
Logistic services
    8,401       43 %     5,532       36 %     52 %
             
Total
    19,697       100 %     15,191       100 %     30 %
             
The following table presents the percentage changes in revenue for the year ended December 31, 2010 by service line for our EMEA division compared to the prior year, including the impact to revenue from changes in wireless devices handled, average selling price, non-handset based revenue and foreign currency.

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    2010 Percentage Change in Revenue vs. 2009
                    Non-           Total
    Wireless   Average   handset           Percentage
    devices   Selling   based   Foreign   Change in
    handled   Price   revenue   Currency   Revenue
     
Year ended December 31, 2010:                        
Distribution
    23 %     6 %     (3 %)     (3 %)     23 %
Logistic services
    4 %     (4 %)     (44 %)     1 %     (43 %)
Total
    21 %     5 %     (7 %)     (2 %)     17 %
The increase in wireless devices sold through distribution for the year ended December 31, 2010 was primarily due to an increase in units sold at our Great Britain operation due to a new distribution agreement with a device manufacturer that began in the third quarter of 2009, an increase in units sold through our Middle East operation due to an expanded relationship with a device manufacturer, and an increase in wireless devices sold in Europe due to stronger market conditions and the availability of higher-end devices. We can give no assurances that the revenue generated as a result of this new distribution agreement in Great Britain will continue in future periods at the same level as in 2010. The increase in average selling price for the year ended December 31, 2010 was due to a larger percentage of smartphones sold compared to total wireless devices handled. The decrease in non-handset based distribution revenue was primarily due to a shift in mix of wireless device accessories sold and a decrease in sales of non-handset based navigation devices compared to the same period in the prior year.
The increase in wireless devices handled through logistic services and the decrease in average fulfillment fee per unit for the year ended December 31, 2010 was driven by expanded services at our South Africa entity that have a lower fee structure than other services in the region. Non-handset based logistic services revenue for the year ended December 31, 2010 decreased due to the change in the reporting of revenue from the sale of prepaid airtime in Sweden. In the fourth quarter of 2009 we began reporting the revenue associated with these agreements on a net basis as defined by Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Section 605-45 (formerly Emerging Issues Task Force Issue No. 99-19) as general inventory risk has been mitigated. The revenue under these agreements was previously reported on a gross basis within logistic services revenue. Had the revenue from these agreements been reported on a net basis, logistic services revenue for the EMEA division would have been approximately $69.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2009.
Gross Profit and Gross Margin
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
            % of           % of    
    2010   Total   2009   Total   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Distribution
  $ 150,613       48 %   $ 118,193       43 %     27 %
Logistic services
    164,010       52 %     156,334       57 %     5 %
             
Gross profit
  $ 314,623       100 %   $ 274,527       100 %     15 %
             
 
                                       
Distribution
    4.6 %             4.2 %             0.4  points 
Logistic services
    49.0 %             43.9 %             5.1  points 
Gross margin
    8.8 %             8.7 %             0.1  points 
The 0.1 percentage point increase in gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to the same period in the prior year was driven by a 5.1 percentage point increase in gross margin from our logistic services business and a 0.4 percentage point increase in gross margin from our distribution business. The increase in total gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2010 is partially offset by a higher mix of distribution revenue compared to the same period in the prior year, which lowers total gross margin.
The increase in gross profit and gross margin from distribution for the year ended December 31, 2010 was driven by a favorable mix of wireless devices sold compared to the same period in the prior year as well as one-time charges in Spain and the Netherlands recorded in 2009 that did not recur.

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The increase in gross profit from logistic services for the year ended December 31, 2010 was primarily due to an increase in services provided to existing customers and the launch of new logistic services programs with network operators in the EMEA division. The increase in gross margin from logistic services for the year ended December 31, 2010 was driven by the change in reporting of revenue from the sale of prepaid airtime in Sweden discussed above. Had the revenue from these agreements been reported on a net basis for the year ended December 31, 2009, total gross margin would have been 8.8% and logistic services margin would have been 52.9%. Excluding the impact from the change in reporting of revenue discussed above, logistic services gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2010 declined 3.9 percentage points primarily due to a shift in the mix of services provided in our Americas division as well as the impact of renegotiated prices with key logistic services customers.
Selling General and Administrative (SG&A) Expenses
                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
    2010   2009   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
SG&A expenses
  $ 230,034     $ 207,167       (11.0 %)
The increase in SG&A expenses for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to the prior year was primarily due to the reinstatement of accrued cash bonuses for staff and executives, an increase in non-cash stock based compensation expense, and fluctuations in foreign currencies. SG&A expenses for accrued cash bonuses were $18.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to $5.8 million in the same period in prior year. Cash bonuses were reinstated during the third quarter of 2009. In 2009, we also suspended full year merit increases to base salaries and temporarily held down spending on other expenses such as travel and marketing.
SG&A expenses for the year ended December 31, 2010 included $10.3 million of non-cash stock based compensation expense compared to $6.4 million for the prior year. The increase in non-cash stock based compensation compared to the same period in the prior year was primarily due to an incremental $1.5 million of additional stock based compensation expense resulting from discretionary awards of restricted stock units granted by our Board of Directors in February 2010. These awards vested on the grant date. We expect to incur incremental non-cash stock based compensation expense of approximately $0.8 million during the first quarter of 2011 in relation to the resignation of an executive that is effective March 1, 2011.
Fluctuations in foreign currencies negatively impacted SG&A expenses for the year ended December 31, 2010 by approximately $3.6 million compared to 2009.
Amortization Expense
Amortization expense was $15.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to $15.9 million for the prior year. The decrease in amortization expense year for the year ended December 31, 2010 was primarily due to fluctuations in foreign currencies.
Restructuring Charge
Restructuring charge was $6.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. The restructuring charge primarily consists of lease termination and severance charges in connection with continued global entity consolidation and rationalization.
Restructuring charge was $13.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. The restructuring charge primarily consists of severance charges in connection with the global workforce reduction implemented as part of our previously announced 2009 Spending and Debt Reduction Plan.

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Operating Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
            % of           % of    
    2010   Total   2009   Total   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Americas
  $ 52,226       87 %   $ 51,832       141 %     1 %
Asia-Pacific
    26,640       44 %     24,775       68 %     8 %
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    26,210       43 %     (3,567 )     (10 %)   NM  
Corporate
    (44,667 )     (74 %)     (36,407 )     (99 %)     (23 %)
             
Total
  $ 60,409       100 %   $ 36,633       100 %     65 %
             
 
NM = Not meaningful
Operating Income as a Percent of Revenue by Division:
                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
    2010   2009   Change
     
Americas
    8.0 %     8.1 %     (0.1 ) points 
Asia-Pacific
    2.7 %     2.9 %     (0.2 ) points 
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    1.3 %     (0.2 %)     1.5   points 
Total
    1.7 %     1.2 %     0.5   points 
Operating income in our Americas division increased $0.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. Operating income for our Americas division for the year ended December 31, 2010 included $2.9 million of acquisition expenses incurred as part of the purchase of Touchstone. Operating income for our Americas division for the year ended December 31, 2009 also includes a $1.5 million impairment charge for our Latin America operation. Excluding the acquisition expenses and the impairment charge, operating income increased $1.8 million and operating income as a percent of revenue increased 0.1 percentage points for the year ended December 31, 2010 primarily driven by the 16% increase in logistic services revenue as partially offset by an increase in SG&A expense due to the reinstatement of merit increases and accrued bonuses.
Operating income in our Asia-Pacific division increased $1.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 primarily due to incremental operating income from an expanded relationship in the region with a wireless device manufacturer and an increase in operating income from our India operations due to expanded service offerings. The decrease in operating income as a percent of revenue of 0.2 percentage points for the year ended December 31, 2010 was driven by the shift of the mix of products sold in the Asia-Pacific region due to the significant reduction of revenue in our Singapore business as a result of a reduction of purchases from our primary supplier as well as an increase in sales of higher end devices as a result of an expanded relationship with a wireless device manufacturer in the region.
Operating income in our EMEA division increased $29.8 million and 1.5 percentage points as a percent of revenue for the year ended December 31, 2010. The increase is primarily due to incremental gross profit in Great Britain and the Middle East related to new distribution agreements with wireless device manufacturers entered into during the third quarter of 2009, increased profitability due to a larger mix of smartphones sold, improved market conditions, as well as a reduction of restructuring charges compared to the prior year.
Operating loss from our corporate function increased $8.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 primarily due to $4.2 million of additional bonus expense as a result of the reinstatement of cash bonuses for staff and executives, $3.9 million of additional stock based compensation expense, including an incremental $1.5 million of expense as a result of discretionary awards of restricted stock units granted by our Board of Directors in February 2010 and costs that were previously avoided as part of the 2009 Spending and Debt Reduction Plan, such as salary merit increases and travel. These increases were partially offset by a $2.1 million severance charge in the second quarter of 2009 for the departure of the Company’s President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

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Interest, net
                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
    2010   2009   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Interest expense
  $ 9,166     $ 9,453       3 %
Interest income
    (1,400 )     (776 )     80 %
             
Interest, net
  $ 7,766     $ 8,677       11 %
             
Interest expense includes interest on outstanding debt, charges for accounts receivable factoring programs, fees paid for unused capacity on credit lines and amortization of deferred financing fees.
The decrease in interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to the prior year was due to lower interest rates on our Eurodollar denominated debt compared to the same period in the prior year. Had the terms of the amended Senior Credit Facility been in place since the beginning of 2010, interest expense would have been approximately $4.0 million higher.
Legal settlement
During the third quarter of 2010, the Company incurred a charge of $0.9 million related to the settlement of a legal dispute with the landlord of the former headquarters of Dangaard Telecom in Denmark. This contingency was acquired with the 2007 acquisition of Dangaard Telecom.
Other (Income) Expense
                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
    2010   2009   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Other (income) expense
  $ (51 )   $ 265       119 %
The decrease in other expense for the year ended December 31, 2010 was primarily due to an increase in foreign currency gains compared to the prior year.
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)
                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
    2010   2009   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Income tax expense (benefit)
  $ 12,997     $ (5,434 )   NM  
Effective tax rate
    25.1 %   NM     NM  
 
NM = not meaningful
Income tax expense was $13.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2010 compared to income tax benefit of $5.4 million for the prior year.
Income tax expense for the year ended December 31, 2010 included $3.1 million of income tax expense related to valuation allowances on deferred tax assets resulting from previous net operating losses in certain countries that are no longer expected to be utilized, $1.4 million of tax expense related to valuation allowances on foreign tax credits that are no longer expected to be utilized in the United States for 2011 and future years due to tax law changes that removed the ability to claim foreign source income from our previous tax planning strategy, and $0.8 million of other income tax expense related to income tax return to provision adjustments and other discrete income tax expenses. Income tax expense for the year ended December 31, 2010 also included $3.8 million of tax benefit related to the reversal of valuation allowances on deferred tax assets that are

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expected to be utilized as a result of restructuring the legal ownership of certain European subsidiaries and $1.0 million of tax benefit related to the reversal of a valuation allowance on deferred tax assets that are expected to be utilized in Denmark.
Excluding these charges, the effective income tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2010 was 24.2%. Our annual effective tax rate for 2010 is lower than the United States statutory rate due to a higher mix of business in lower tax jurisdictions.
Discontinued Operations
The consolidated statements of operations reflect the reclassification of the results of operations of our Italy and France businesses to discontinued operations for all periods presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. We exited our Italy operation in the first quarter of 2010, our France operation in the third quarter of 2009, and our Poland and Turkey operations in the first quarter of 2009. Details of discontinued operations for the year ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    Year Ended December 31,  
    2010     2009  
     
Revenue
  $ 1,044     $ 44,942  
 
           
 
               
Loss from discontinued operations before income taxes
  $ (8,646 )   $ (12,617 )
Income tax expense
    35       1,129  
 
           
Loss from discontinued operations
  $ (8,681 )   $ (13,746 )
 
               
Loss on disposal from discontinued operations (1)
    (46 )     (523 )
 
           
 
               
Total discontinued operations, net of income taxes
  $ (8,727 )   $ (14,269 )
 
           
 
(1)   Loss on disposal of discontinued operations for the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 primarily relate to cumulative currency translation adjustments.

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2009 RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Revenue and units handled by division and service line
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
            % of           % of    
    2009   Total   2008   Total   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Distribution revenue
                                       
Americas
  $ 448,086       16 %   $ 705,229       18 %     (36 %)
Asia-Pacific
    834,906       30 %     1,143,293       29 %     (27 %)
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    1,527,362       54 %     2,062,820       53 %     (26 %)
             
Total
  $ 2,810,354       100 %   $ 3,911,342       100 %     (28 %)
             
 
                                       
Logistic services revenue
                                       
Americas
  $ 192,276       54 %   $ 184,188       44 %     4 %
Asia-Pacific
    33,631       9 %     47,924       11 %     (30 %)
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    130,318       37 %     187,798       45 %     (31 %)
             
Total
  $ 356,225       100 %   $ 419,910       100 %     (15 %)
             
 
                                       
Total revenue
                                       
Americas
  $ 640,362       20 %   $ 889,417       21 %     (28 %)
Asia-Pacific
    868,537       28 %     1,191,217       27 %     (27 %)
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    1,657,680       52 %     2,250,618       52 %     (26 %)
             
Total
  $ 3,166,579       100 %   $ 4,331,252       100 %     (27 %)
             
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
            % of           % of    
    2009   Total   2008   Total   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Wireless devices sold through distribution                        
Americas
    2,974       15 %     5,397       23 %     (45 %)
Asia-Pacific
    6,420       34 %     10,185       42 %     (37 %)
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    9,659       51 %     8,373       35 %     15 %
             
Total
    19,053       100 %     23,955       100 %     (20 %)
             
 
                                       
Wireless devices handled through logistic services                        
Americas
    55,995       87 %     51,577       89 %     9 %
Asia-Pacific
    2,686       4 %     2,014       3 %     33 %
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    5,532       9 %     4,566       8 %     21 %
             
Total
    64,213       100 %     58,157       100 %     10 %
             
 
                                       
Total wireless devices handled                        
Americas
    58,969       71 %     56,974       69 %     4 %
Asia-Pacific
    9,106       11 %     12,199       15 %     (25 %)
Europe, Middle East and Africa
    15,191       18 %     12,939       16 %     17 %
             
Total
    83,266       100 %     82,112       100 %     1 %
             

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The following table presents the percentage changes in revenue for the year ended December 31, 2009 by service line compared to the prior year, including the impact to revenue from changes in wireless devices handled, average selling price, non-handset based revenue, and foreign currency.
                                         
    2009 Percentage Change in Revenue vs. 2008
                    Non-           Total
    Wireless   Average   handset           Percentage
    devices   Selling   based   Foreign   Change in
    handled (1)   Price (2)   revenue (3)   Currency   Revenue
     
Year ended December 31, 2009:                        
Distribution
    (17 %)     (4 %)     (4 %)     (3 %)     (28 %)
Logistic services
    4 %     (3 %)     (16 %)     0 %     (15 %)
Total
    (15 %)     (4 %)     (5 %)     (3 %)     (27 %)
 
(1)   Wireless devices handled represents the percentage change in revenue due to the change in quantity of wireless devices sold through our distribution business and the change in quantity of wireless devices handled through our logistic services business.
 
(2)   Average selling price represents the percentage change in revenue due to the change in the average selling price of wireless devices sold through our distribution business and the change in the average fee per wireless device handled through our logistic services business.
 
(3)   Non-handset distribution revenue represents the percentage change in revenue from accessories sold, freight and non-voice navigation devices sold through our distribution business. Non-handset based logistic services revenue represents the percentage change in revenue from the sale of prepaid airtime, freight billed, and fee based services other than fees earned from wireless devices handled. Changes in non-handset based revenue do not include changes in reported wireless devices.
Revenue and wireless devices handled by division:
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
Americas           % of           % of    
(Amounts in 000s)   2009   Total   2008   Total   Change
     
REVENUE:
                                       
Distribution
  $ 448,086       70 %   $ 705,229       79 %     (36 %)
Logistic services
    192,276       30 %     184,188       21 %     4 %
             
Total
  $ 640,362       100 %   $ 889,417       100 %     (28 %)
             
 
                                       
WIRELESS DEVICES HANDLED :                        
Distribution
    2,974       5 %     5,397       9 %     (45 %)
Logistic services
    55,995       95 %     51,577       91 %     9 %
             
Total
    58,969       100 %     56,974       100 %     4 %
             

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The following table presents the percentage changes in revenue for our Americas division by service line for the year ended December 31, 2009 compared to the prior year, including the impact to revenue from changes in wireless devices handled, average selling price, non-handset based revenue, and foreign currency.
                                         
    2009 Percentage Change in Revenue vs. 2008
                    Non-           Total
    Wireless   Average   handset           Percentage
    devices   Selling   based   Foreign   Change in
    handled   Price   revenue   Currency   Revenue
     
Year ended December 31, 2009:                        
Distribution
    (37 %)     2 %     0 %     (1 %)     (36 %)
Logistic services
    4 %     0 %     0 %     0 %     4 %
Total
    (29 %)     2 %     0 %     (1 %)     (28 %)
The decrease in wireless devices sold through distribution for the year ended December 31, 2009 was driven by weaker market conditions in North America and Latin America, the loss of key customers in North America due to industry consolidation and the loss of supplier relationships in Latin America. The increase in distribution average selling price for the year ended December 31, 2009 was driven by a shift in mix to smartphones compared to the prior year.
The increase in wireless devices handled through logistic services for the year ended December 31, 2009 was primarily driven by an expanded service offering and the growth, through increased market share and new market entry of incumbent customers. There was increased demand for prepaid and fixed fee wireless subscriptions, which are the primary product offering of certain Brightpoint logistic services customers.
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
Asia-Pacific           % of           % of    
(Amounts in 000s)   2009   Total   2008   Total   Change
     
REVENUE:
                                       
Distribution
  $ 834,906       96 %   $ 1,143,293       96 %     (27 %)
Logistic services
    33,631       4 %     47,924       4 %     (30 %)
             
Total
  $ 868,537       100 %   $ 1,191,217       100 %     (27 %)
             
 
                                       
WIRELESS DEVICES HANDLED :                
Distribution
    6,420       71 %     10,185       83 %     (37 %)
Logistic services
    2,686       29 %     2,014       17 %     33 %
             
Total
    9,106       100 %     12,199       100 %     (25 %)
             

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The following table presents the percentage changes in revenue for our Asia-Pacific division by service line for the year ended December 31, 2009 compared to the prior year, including the impact to revenue from changes in wireless devices handled, average selling price, non-handset based revenue and foreign currency.
                                         
    2009 Percentage Change in Revenue vs. 2008
                    Non-           Total
    Wireless   Average   handset           Percentage
    devices   Selling   based   Foreign   Change in
    handled   Price   revenue   Currency   Revenue
     
Year ended December 31, 2009:                
Distribution
    (31 %)     7 %     (1 %)     (2 %)     (27 %)
Logistic services
    22 %     (24 %)     (27 %)     (1 %)     (30 %)
Total
    (29 %)     5 %     (2 %)     (1 %)     (27 %)
The decrease in wireless devices sold through distribution in our Asia-Pacific division for the year ended December 31, 2009 was driven by a decrease in market demand for lower priced handsets in Singapore as well as overall weaker market conditions. The increase in distribution average selling price for the year ended December 31, 2009 was driven by shift in mix to smartphones and better availability for these devices compared to the prior year.
The increase in wireless devices handled through logistic services for the year ended December 31, 2009 was primarily driven by an increase in wireless devices handled for our largest customer in each of Australia and New Zealand. Our customer in New Zealand was previously served under a distribution agreement. The decrease in average fulfillment fee per unit was primarily due to an unfavorable mix of services provided compared to the prior year. The decrease in non-handset based logistic services revenue was primarily due to a decrease in repair services in India compared to the prior year.
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
Europe, Middle East and Africa           % of           % of    
(Amounts in 000s)   2009   Total   2008   Total   Change
     
REVENUE:
                                       
Distribution
  $ 1,527,362       92 %   $ 2,062,820       92 %     (26 %)
Logistic services
    130,318       8 %     187,798       8 %     (31 %)
             
Total
  $ 1,657,680       100 %   $ 2,250,618       100 %     (26 %)
             
 
                                       
WIRELESS DEVICES HANDLED :
                                       
Distribution
    9,659       64 %     8,373       65 %     15 %
Logistic services
    5,532       36 %     4,566       35 %     21 %
             
Total
    15,191       100 %     12,939       100 %     17 %
             

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The following table presents the percentage changes in revenue for the year ended December 31, 2009 by service line for our EMEA division compared to the prior year, including the impact to revenue from changes in wireless devices handled, average selling price, non-handset based revenue, and foreign currency.
                                         
    2009 Percentage Change in Revenue vs. 2008
                    Non-           Total
    Wireless   Average   handset           Percentage
    devices   Selling   based   Foreign   Change in
    handled   Price   revenue   Currency   Revenue
     
Year ended December 31, 2009:                
Distribution
    (3 %)     (11 %)     (8 %)     (4 %)     (26 %)
Logistic services
    0 %     (2 %)     (29 %)     0 %     (31 %)
Total
    (3 %)     (10 %)     (9 %)     (4 %)     (26 %)
The decrease in distribution revenue attributable to the volume of wireless devices sold and average selling price for the year ended December 31, 2009 was primarily due to a decrease in the sale of higher end devices in Europe compared to the prior year. The decrease in sales of higher end devices in Europe was due to overall weaker market conditions compared to the prior year, the decision in 2009 of a major supplier of higher end devices to sell directly into certain markets in which we operate as well as lower operator subsidies of higher end devices compared to the prior year. The decrease in revenue attributable to wireless devices sold was partially offset by an increase in wireless devices sold through our Middle East business as a result of an expanded relationship with a major wireless device manufacturer. The decrease in non-handset based distribution revenue was primarily due to a decrease in sales of non-handset based navigation devices in Germany.
Non-handset based logistic services revenue for the year ended December 31, 2009 decreased due to lower revenue from the sale of prepaid airtime in Sweden. In the fourth quarter of 2009 we began reporting the revenue associated with these agreements on a net basis as defined by Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Section 605-45 (formerly Emerging Issues Task Force Issue No. 99-19) based on a change in our prepaid airtime business model. The revenue under these agreements was previously reported on a gross basis within logistic services revenue. Had the revenue from these agreements been reported on a gross basis for all of 2009, logistic services revenue for the EMEA region would have been $151.9 million and non-handset based logistic services revenue for the EMEA region would have decreased by 25% from 2008.
Gross Profit and Gross Margin
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
            % of           % of    
    2009   Total   2008   Total   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Distribution
  $ 118,193       43 %   $ 169,611       52 %     (30 %)
Logistic services
    156,334       57 %     154,272       48 %     1 %
             
Gross profit
  $ 274,527       100 %   $ 323,883       100 %     (15 %)
             
 
                                       
Distribution
    4.2 %             4.3 %             (0.1 ) points 
Logistic services
    43.9 %             36.7 %             7.2   points 
Gross margin
    8.7 %             7.5 %             1.2   points 
The 1.2 percentage point increase in gross margin for the year ended December 31, 2009 was driven by a shift in mix to logistic services as well as a 7.2 percentage point increase in gross margin from our logistic services business, partially offset by a 0.1 percentage point decrease in gross margin from our distribution business.
The increase in gross margin from logistic services for the year ended December 31, 2009 was driven by an improved cost structure resulting from the impact of cost avoidance and spending reductions, operating efficiencies in our North America and EMEA operations and the change in reporting of revenue from certain prepaid airtime agreements discussed below.

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The decrease in gross margin from distribution for the year ended December 31, 2009 was driven by non-recurring charges in our Spain and Netherlands operations during the second quarter of 2009 as well as lower volumes of handsets sold which resulted in lower vendor incentive rebates compared to the prior year.
In the fourth quarter of 2009 we began reporting the revenue associated with certain prepaid airtime agreements on a net basis as defined by Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Section 605-45 (formerly Emerging Issues Task Force Issue No. 99-19) based on a change in the prepaid airtime business model that mitigates our general inventory risk. The revenue under these agreements was previously reported on a gross basis within logistic services revenue and cost of revenue. Had the revenue from these agreements been reported on a net basis for all of 2009, total gross margin would have been 8.8% and logistic services gross margin would have been 52.9%. Had revenue from these agreements been reported on a gross basis for the fourth quarter of 2009, total gross margin for 2009 would have been 8.6% and logistic services gross margin for 2009 would have been 41.4%.
Selling General and Administrative (SG&A) Expenses
                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
    2009   2008   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
SG&A expenses
  $ 207,167     $ 248,376       17 %
The decrease in SG&A expenses for the year ended December 31, 2009 compared to the prior year was primarily due to the impact of cost reduction initiatives in 2008 and 2009.
SG&A expense for the year ended December 31, 2009 includes $1.6 million of incremental bad debt expense related to various issues in Europe including losses from uncollectible customer accounts and disputed accounts in excess of insured credit limits. As of December 31, 2009, we had credit insurance on approximately 64% of our total outstanding receivables and over 80% of our outstanding receivables in the EMEA region. We consider most of the outstanding receivables that are not covered by credit insurance to be low risk to exposure for uncollectibility.
SG&A expenses for the year ended December 31, 2009 included $6.4 million of non-cash stock based compensation expense compared to $6.6 million for the prior year. Fluctuations in foreign currencies favorably impacted SG&A expenses for the year ended December 31, 2009 by approximately $6.1 million compared to 2008.
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets
In the third quarter of 2009, we lost a significant product distribution customer within our Latin America operation. As a result, we evaluated the long-lived assets of the Latin America operations for recoverability. We determined that the finite lived intangible asset acquired in conjunction with the acquisition of certain assets of CellStar was impaired. Accordingly, we recognized a $1.5 million impairment charge, which represented the carrying value of the asset. The impairment will not result in any current or future cash expenditures.
Amortization Expense
Amortization expense was $15.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2009 compared to $18.2 million for the prior year. The decrease in amortization expense year for the year ended December 31, 2009 was primarily due to fluctuations in foreign currencies.
Restructuring Charge
Restructuring charge was $13.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. The restructuring charge primarily consists of severance charges in connection with the global workforce reduction implemented as part of our previously announced 2009 Spending and Debt Reduction Plan.

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Operating Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations
                                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
            % of           % of    
    2009   Total   2008   Total   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Americas
  $ 51,832       141 %   $ 38,669       (14 %)     34 %
Asia-Pacific
    24,775       68 %     24,992       (9 %)     (1 %)
Europe Middle East and Africa
    (3,567 )     (10 %)     (312,732 )     111 %     99 %
Corporate
    (36,407 )     (99 %)     (33,053 )     12 %     (10 %)
             
Total
  $ 36,633       100 %   $ (282,124 )     100 %     113 %
             
 
NM = Not meaningful
Operating Income (Loss) as a Percent of Revenue by Division:
                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
    2009   2008   Change
     
Americas
    8.1 %     4.3 %     3.8  points 
Asia-Pacific
    2.9 %     2.1 %     0.8  points 
Europe Middle East and Africa
    (0.2 %)     (13.9 %)     13.7  points 
Total
    1.2 %     (6.5 %)     7.7  points 
Operating income in our Americas division increased $13.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2009. The increase in operating income for the year ended December 31, 2009 was primarily due to the impact of cost reductions and cost avoidance initiatives in 2009 as well as operating efficiencies in our North America operations, partially offset by the $1.5 million impairment charge. The increase in operating income as a percent of revenue of 3.8 percentage points for the year ended December 31, 2009 was driven by an increase in gross margin due to a shift in mix to logistic services as well as from an improved cost structure resulting from the impact of spending reductions and operating efficiencies in our North America operations.
Operating income in our Asia-Pacific division decreased $0.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2009 primarily due to lower profitability from our business in India as well as an unfavorable mix of business in Australia compared to the prior year. The decrease in operating income was partially offset by the impact of cost reduction and cost avoidance initiatives in 2009.
Operating loss in our EMEA division decreased $309.2 million and improved 13.7 percentage points as a percent of revenue for the year ended December 31, 2009 primarily due to the impact of the $325.9 million goodwill impairment charge recorded in the fourth quarter of 2008. Excluding the impact of this charge, operating income for the year ended December 31, 2008 was $13.2 million. The decrease in operating income compared to the prior year was primarily due to lower average selling prices for wireless devices sold as described above, one-time charges in our Netherlands and Spain operations in the second quarter of 2009 and bad debt expense of $1.6 million in our Europe operations primarily related to various issues in Europe including losses from uncollectible customer accounts and disputed accounts in excess of insured credit limits.
Operating loss from our corporate function increased $3.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2009 primarily due to a $2.1 million severance charge in connection with the departure of the Company’s President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

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Interest, net
The components of interest, net are as follows:
                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
    2009   2008   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Interest expense
  $ 9,453     $ 21,680       56 %
Interest income
    (776 )     (4,301 )     (82 %)
             
Interest, net
  $ 8,677     $ 17,379       50 %
             
Interest expense includes interest on outstanding debt, charges for accounts receivable factoring programs, fees paid for unused capacity on credit lines and amortization of deferred financing fees.
The decrease in interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2009 compared to the prior year was primarily due to lower average daily debt outstanding as well as lower interest rates on our Eurodollar denominated debt compared to the prior year.
Gain on indemnification settlement
On October 1, 2009 we entered into a settlement agreement with NC Holding, which provided the purchase of 3 million shares of Brightpoint common stock from NC Holding for $15.5 million. These shares were purchased under the previously announced share repurchase program. Under the settlement agreement, our indemnification claims previously made against NC Holding pursuant to the Dangaard acquisition agreement were settled. We recorded a non-cash, non-taxable settlement gain of approximately $7.7 million as a result of the settlement agreement, which represented the difference between the price paid for the 3 million shares and the market value for the shares.
Other Expense
                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
    2009   2008   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Other expense
  $ 265     $ 2,532       90 %
The decrease in other expense for the year ended December 31, 2009 was primarily due to a decrease in foreign currency translation losses compared to the prior year.
Other expense for the year ended December 31, 2008 includes a $0.9 million loss from the sale of shares of Tessco, Inc. common stock resulting from a privately negotiated transaction with Tessco, Inc. to sell those shares.
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)
                 
    Year Ended December 31,
    2009   2008
    (Amounts in 000s)
Income tax expense (benefit)
  $ (5,434 )   $ 23,415  
Effective tax rate
  NM   NM
 
NM=Not meaningful
Income tax benefit was $5.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2009 compared to income tax expense of $23.4 million for the prior year.

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In the fourth quarter of 2008, we recorded a valuation allowance on certain foreign tax credit carryforwards as we determined based on internal projections and industry forecasts that it was more likely than not that we would not be able to utilize these foreign tax credits prior to their expiration. While completing our U.S. tax return for the 2008 fiscal year, management determined that based on improved earnings in our U.S. operations as a result of spending reductions in our North America operations it was more likely than not that we would be able to utilize these foreign tax credits prior to their expiration. Income tax benefit for the year ended December 31, 2009 includes a $10.9 million benefit for the reversal of the valuation allowance on these foreign tax credit carryforwards.
Income tax benefit for the year ended December 31, 2009 also includes a $5.4 million benefit from the reversal of a reserve on an uncertain tax position in Germany that became more likely than not to be sustained, as well as $2.0 million of discrete items such as income tax return true-ups and other changes in estimates of certain tax positions. The income tax benefit for the year ended December 31, 2009 is partially offset by $4.9 million in charges related to valuation allowances on deferred tax assets resulting from previous net operating losses in certain countries that are no longer more likely than not to be utilized.
The effective tax rate excluding these items as well as the non-taxable $7.7 million non-cash gain on the settlement of an indemnification claim with NC Telecom Holding A/S was 28.9% for 2009, which was lower than our anticipated income tax rate for 2009 primarily due to a favorable mix of income between taxing jurisdictions.
Discontinued Operations
The consolidated statements of operations reflect the reclassification of the results of operations of our Italy, France, Poland and Turkey businesses to discontinued operations for all periods presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. We exited our Italy operation in the first quarter of 2010, our France operation in the third quarter of 2009, and our Poland and Turkey operations in the first quarter of 2009. Details of discontinued operations for the year ended December 31, 2009 and 2008 are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    Year Ended December 31,  
    2009     2008  
     
Revenue
  $ 44,942     $ 326,797  
 
           
 
               
Loss from discontinued operations before income taxes
  $ (12,617 )   $ (15,845 )
Income tax expense
    1,129       1,042  
 
           
Loss from discontinued operations (1)
  $ (13,746 )   $ (16,887 )
 
               
Gain (loss) on disposal from discontinued operations (2)
    (523 )     584  
 
           
 
               
Total discontinued operations, net of income taxes
  $ (14,269 )   $ (16,303 )
 
           
 
(1)   Loss from discontinued operations for the year ended December 31, 2008 includes $8.8 million write-down of inventory related to the locally branded PC notebook business in Slovakia.
 
(2)   Gain (loss) on disposal of discontinued operations for the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008 primarily relate to cumulative currency translation adjustments.

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
We use the indirect method of preparing and presenting our statements of cash flows. In our opinion, it is more practical than the direct method and provides the reader with a good perspective and analysis of our cash flows.
                         
    Year Ended December 31,    
    2010   2009   Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Net cash provided by (used in):
                       
Operating activities
  $ 160,446     $ 163,814     $ (3,368 )
Investing activities
    (119,274 )     (50,362 )     (68,912 )
Financing activities
    (85,988 )     (97,975 )     11,987  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
    5,424       8,347       (2,923 )
     
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
  $ (39,392 )   $ 23,824     $ (63,216 )
     
Net cash provided by operating activities was $160.4 million in 2010, a decrease of $3.4 million compared to prior year. During the fourth quarter, one of our key global vendors experienced invoicing issues which caused an unusually high accounts payable balance. Operating cash flow would have been approximately $53.0 million lower had these invoicing issues not have occurred. Excluding the impact of the invoicing issues noted above, net cash provided by operating activities decreased $56.4 million compared to the prior year primarily due to $86.6 million less cash provided by working capital compared to the prior year. The decrease in cash provided by working capital is primarily a result of improvements to working capital management implemented in 2009, an increase in working capital requirements to support volume increases in our distribution business compared to the prior year, as well as changes in payment terms with some key vendors in our EMEA division that resulted in a decrease in cash provided by operating activities of approximately $30.0 million compared to the prior year. This decrease is partially offset by $23.4 million of cash provided from a new factoring arrangement for specific accounts receivable in Germany that began during December 2010.
Net cash used for investing activities was $119.3 million for 2010, an increase of $68.9 million compared to prior year primarily due to the purchase of Touchstone for $75.7 million in December 2010. Net cash used for investing activities for 2010 also includes the purchase of a Center of Excellence facility in the United States for $18.4 million including closing costs. In the prior year we purchased our primary North American distribution facility for $31.0 million plus closing costs and commissions in October 2009. Excluding the impact of these significant transactions, net cash used for investing activities for the year ended December 31, 2010 increased $5.8 million primarily due to an increase in capital expenditures.
Net cash used in financing activities was $86.0 million, a decrease of $12.0 million compared to prior year primarily due to a $75.8 million reduction in total debt repayments netted with an increase of $62.6 million in cash used for repurchases of treasury stock during the year, primarily as part of our Share Repurchase Program.
Cash Conversion Cycle
                 
    Year Ended December 31,
    2010   2009
Days sales outstanding in accounts receivable
    36       29  
Days inventory on-hand
    34       25  
Days payable outstanding
    (72 )     (47 )
 
               
Cash Conversion Cycle Days
    (2 )     7  
 
               
A key source of our liquidity is our ability to invest in inventory, sell the inventory to our customers, collect cash from our customers and pay our suppliers. We refer to this as the cash conversion cycle. The cash conversion cycle is measured by the number of days it takes to effect the cycle of investing in inventory, selling the inventory, paying suppliers and collecting cash from customers. The components in the cash conversion cycle are days sales outstanding in accounts receivable, days

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inventory on hand, and days payables outstanding. The cash conversion cycle, as we measure it, is the netting of days sales outstanding in accounts receivable and days inventory on hand with the days of payables outstanding. Circumstances when the cash conversion cycle decreases generally generate cash for the Company. Conversely, circumstances when the cash conversion cycle increases generally consume cash in the form of additional investment in working capital.
During 2010, the cash conversion cycle decreased to negative 2 days from 7 days in 2009. The negative cash conversion cycle for the year ended December 31, 2010 is a result of invoicing issues with one of our key global vendors which caused an unusually high accounts payable balance as well as high days payable outstanding at year end. The cash conversion cycle would have been 6 days higher for the year ended 2010 had these invoicing issues not occurred. Additionally, the cash conversion cycle was favorably impacted by the distribution business model in certain Asia-Pacific markets where limited or no sales terms are given. We do not believe this negative cash conversion cycle will continue in future periods.
The detailed calculation of the components of the cash conversion cycle is as follows:
(A) Days sales outstanding in accounts receivable = Ending accounts receivable for continuing operations divided by average daily revenue (inclusive of value-added taxes for foreign operations) for the period.
(B) Days inventory on-hand = Ending inventory for continuing operations divided by average daily cost of revenue (excluding indirect product and service costs) for the period.
(C) Days payables outstanding = Ending accounts payable for continuing operations divided by average daily cost of revenue (excluding indirect product and service costs) for the period.

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    Year Ended December 31,  
(Dollar amounts in thousands)   2010     2009  
Days sales outstanding in accounts receivable:
               
Continuing operations revenue
  $ 3,593,239     $ 3,166,579  
Value-added taxes invoiced for continuing operations
    185,115       183,407  
 
           
Total continuing operations revenue and value-added taxes
  $ 3,778,354     $ 3,349,986  
Daily sales including value-added taxes
    10,352       9,178  
Continuing operations ending accounts receivable
  $ 486,757     $ 380,304  
Agency accounts receivable (1)
    (109,569 )     (112,158 )
 
           
Accounts receivable excluding agency receivables
  $ 377,188     $ 268,146  
Days sales outstanding in accounts receivable(A)
    36       29  
 
           
 
               
Days inventory on-hand:
               
Continuing operations cost of revenue
  $ 3,278,616     $ 2,892,052  
Indirect product and service costs
    (195,451 )     (166,686 )
 
           
Total continuing operations cost of products sold
  $ 3,083,165     $ 2,725,366  
Daily cost of products sold
    8,447       7,467  
Continuing operations ending inventory
  $ 311,857     $ 212,825  
Agency inventory (1)
    (29,055 )     (27,090 )
 
           
Inventory excluding agency inventory
  $ 282,802     $ 185,735  
Days inventory on-hand(B)
    34       25  
 
           
 
               
Days payables outstanding in accounts payable:
               
Daily cost of products sold
  $ 8,447     $ 7,467  
Continuing operations ending accounts payable
    743,916       484,463  
Agency accounts payable (1)
    (136,657 )     (137,010 )
 
           
Accounts payable excluding agency payables
  $ 607,259     $ 347,453  
Days payable outstanding(C)
    72       47  
 
           
Cash conversion cycle days (A+B-C)
    (2 )     7  
 
           
 
(1)   Agency accounts receivable, inventory and accounts payable represent amounts on our balance sheet that include the full value of the product for which the revenue associated with these transactions is recorded under the net method (excluding the value of the product sold).
Borrowings
The table below summarizes borrowing capacity that was available to us as of December 31, 2010 (in thousands):
                                 
                    Letters of    
    Gross           Credit &   Net
    Availability   Outstanding   Guarantees   Availability
     
Global Credit Facility
    450,000       90,000       912       359,088  
Other
    46,500                   46,500  
     
Total
  $ 496,500     $ 90,000     $ 912     $ 405,588  
     
The Company had $2.4 million of guarantees that do not impact the Company’s net availability. Average daily debt outstanding was approximately $192.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.

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Liquidity analysis
We measure liquidity as the total of unrestricted cash and unused borrowing availability, and we use this measurement as an indicator of how much access to cash we have to either grow the business through investment in new markets, acquisitions, or through expansion of existing service or product lines or to contend with adversity such as unforeseen operating losses potentially caused by reduced demand for our products and services, material uncollectible accounts receivable, or material inventory write-downs, as examples. The table below shows our liquidity calculation.
                         
    December 31,    
    2010   2009   % Change
    (Amounts in 000s)        
Unrestricted cash
  $ 41,103     $ 80,536       (49 %)
Unused borrowing availability
    405,588       345,665       17 %
     
Liquidity
  $ 446,691     $ 426,201       5 %
     
At December 31, 2010 we were in compliance with the covenants in each of our credit agreements. Our Global Credit Facility contains two financial covenants that are sensitive to significant fluctuations in earnings: a maximum leverage ratio and a fixed charge coverage ratio. The leverage ratio is calculated at the end of each fiscal quarter, and is calculated as total debt (including guarantees and letters of credit) divided by trailing twelve month bank adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (bank adjusted EBITDA). The fixed charge coverage ratio is also calculated as of the end of each fiscal quarter, and is calculated as trailing twelve month consolidated cash flow divided by trailing twelve months of consolidated fixed charges. Consolidated fixed charges are calculated as net cash outflow for interest, income taxes, and recurring dividends.
             
    Global Credit Facility   Company ratio at
Ratio   covenant   December 31, 2010
 
Maximum leverage ratio
  Not to exceed 3.0:1.0     0.7:1.0  
 
Fixed charge coverage ratio
  Not below 2.0:1.0     4.4:1.0  
We believe that we will continue to be in compliance with our debt covenants for the next 12 months.
Capital expenditures were $42.1 million, $49.2 million and $21.6 million for 2010, 2009 and 2008. Capital expenditures for 2010 include the purchase of a new Center of Excellence facility in the United States for $18.4 million plus closing costs in December 2010. Capital expenditures for 2009 include the purchase of our primary North American distribution facility for $31.0 million plus closing costs and commissions in October 2009. The remaining capital expenditures for 2010, 2009 and 2008 were primarily related to investments in our information technology infrastructure and software upgrades as well as equipment and leasehold improvements for new facilities.
Expenditures for capital resources historically have been composed of information systems, leasehold improvements and warehouse equipment. We have also purchased two facilities in the United States during 2009 and 2010, and we are contracted to purchase an additional facility in the United States during the first quarter of 2011. We expect our level of capital expenditures to be affected by our geographic expansion activity, the continued implementation of a new transportation and warehouse management system and the implementation of our Centers of Excellence in Europe and North America and related consolidation of existing facilities in Europe. We will assess opportunities to invest in additional facilities based on our capacity, customer demand, market conditions, and liquidity.
We believe that existing capital resources and cash flows provided by future operations will enable us to maintain our current level of operations and our planned operations including capital expenditures for the foreseeable future. We believe that our existing balances, our anticipated cash flows from operations and our unused borrowing availability will be sufficient to finance strategic initiatives, working capital needs, the $36.6 million remaining for potential share repurchases under our previously announced $130 million share repurchase program, and investment opportunities for the next twelve months.

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OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS
We have agreements with unrelated third-parties for the factoring of specific accounts receivable in Germany and Spain in order to reduce the amount of working capital required to fund such receivables. Our Credit Agreement permits the factoring of up to $150 million of receivables in operations outside of the U.S. The factoring of accounts receivable under these agreements is accounted for as a sale in accordance with ASC 860, Transfers and Servicing, and accordingly, is accounted for as an off-balance sheet arrangement. Proceeds on the transfer reflect the face value of the account less a discount. The discount is recorded as a charge in “Interest, net” in the Consolidated Statement of Operations in the period of the sale.
Net funds received reduced accounts receivable outstanding while increasing cash. We are the collection agent on behalf of the third party for the arrangements and have no significant retained interests or servicing liabilities related to the accounts receivable that have been sold. We have obtained credit insurance on the majority of the factored accounts receivable to mitigate credit risk. The risk of loss is limited to factored accounts receivable not covered by credit insurance, which is immaterial.
A previous factoring agreement in Germany terminated in July 2009. A new factoring agreement in Germany was signed in July 2010 allowing up to approximately $30 million in factored receivables. We began factoring receivables under this agreement in December 2010.
At December 31, 2010, we had sold $28.4 million of accounts receivable pursuant to these agreements, which represents the face amount of total outstanding receivables at those dates. At December 31, 2009, we had sold $5.0 million of accounts receivable under the factoring agreement in Spain. Fees paid pursuant to these agreements were $0.1 million and $0.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009.
CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND COMMITMENTS
Our disclosures regarding cash requirements of contractual obligations and commercial commitments are located in various parts of our regulatory filings. Information in the following table provides a summary of our contractual obligations and commercial commitments as of December 31, 2010.
                                         
    Payments due by Period
            Less than   1 to 3   3 to 5    
    Total   1 Year   Years   Years   Thereafter
            (Amounts in 000s)        
Operating leases
  $ 36,908     $ 13,207     $ 14,936     $ 5,806       2,959  
Total borrowings
    90,408       408             90,000        
Interest on third party debt and lines of credit (1)
    13,163       2,700       5,400       5,063        
Purchase obligations(2)
    14,175       14,141       34              
Pension obligation
    5,031             250       497       4,284  
Letters of credit
    3,289       3,289                    
Total
  $ 162,974     $ 33,745     $ 20,620     $ 101,366     $ 7,243  
     
 
(1)   Interest on third party debt is calculated based on the interest rate as of December 31, 2010 and repayments of outstanding debt in accordance with our credit agreement. Interest does not include the effects of any prepayments of borrowings permitted under the credit agreement. Prepayments could significantly decrease interest obligations in future years.
 
(2)   Purchase obligations exclude agreements that are cancelable without penalty. $11.3 million of purchase obligations relates to an agreement to purchase a facility in the United States during the first quarter of 2011.
In addition to the amounts shown in the table above, $2.0 million of unrecognized tax benefits have been recorded as liabilities in accordance with FIN 48, and we are uncertain as to if or when such amounts may be settled.

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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and related disclosures at the date of the financial statements and reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Some of those judgments can be subjective and complex. Consequently, actual results could differ from those estimates. We consider an accounting estimate to be critical if:
    The accounting estimate requires us to make assumptions about matters that were highly uncertain at the time the estimate was made; and
 
    Changes in the estimate are reasonably likely to occur from period to period as new information becomes available, or use of different estimates that we reasonably could have used in the current period, would have a material impact on our financial condition or results of operations.
We continually evaluate the accounting policies and estimates we use to prepare the consolidated financial statements. Our estimates are based on historical experience, information from third-party professionals and various other assumptions we believe to be reasonable. Management has discussed the development and selection of these critical accounting estimates with the Audit Committee and the Audit Committee has reviewed the foregoing disclosure. In addition, there are other items within our financial statements that require estimation, but are not deemed critical based on the criteria above. Changes in estimates used in these and other items could have a material impact on our financial statements in any one period.
Deferred Taxes and Effective Tax Rates
We estimate the effective tax rates and associated liabilities or assets for each legal entity in accordance with ASC 740. We use tax-planning to minimize or defer tax liabilities to future periods. In recording effective tax rates and related liabilities and assets, we rely upon estimates, which are based upon our interpretation of United States and local tax laws as they apply to our legal entities and our overall tax structure. Audits by local tax jurisdictions, including the United States Government, could yield different interpretations from our own and cause the Company to owe more or less taxes than originally recorded. We utilize internal and external skilled resources in the various tax jurisdictions to evaluate our position and to assist in our calculation of tax expense and related liabilities.
For interim periods, we accrue our tax provision at the effective tax rate that we expect for the full year. As the actual results from our various businesses vary from our estimates earlier in the year, we adjust the succeeding interim period’s effective tax rates to reflect our best estimate for the year-to-date results and for the full year. As part of the effective tax rate, if we determine that a deferred tax asset arising from temporary differences is not likely to be utilized, we will establish a valuation allowance against that asset to record it at the expected realizable value. At December 31, 2010, total deferred tax assets were $44.5 million, net of $28.6 million of valuation allowances.
Goodwill and Long-lived Asset Impairment
We assess goodwill for impairment annually, or more frequently if indicators of impairment are present. We perform our annual impairment analysis during the fourth quarter. In our impairment analysis we estimate the fair value of an enterprise based on the present value of anticipated future cash flows. Based on the impairment analysis for the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA reporting units in the fourth quarter of 2010, we determined that there was no impairment of the goodwill allocated to those reporting units. A 10% change in the anticipated future cash flows for either reporting unit would not have resulted in any impairment.
Under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, we test our long-lived assets for impairment whenever there are indicators that the carrying value of the assets may not be recoverable. For long-lived assets recoverability testing, we determine whether the sum of the estimated undiscounted cash flows attributable to the assets in question is less than their carrying value. If less, we recognize an impairment loss based on the excess of the carrying amount of the assets over their respective fair values. Fair value is determined by future cash flows, appraisals or other methods. If the assets determined to be impaired are to be held and used, we recognize an impairment charge to the extent the anticipated net cash flows attributable to the asset are less than the asset’s carrying value. The fair value of the asset then becomes the asset’s new carrying value, which we depreciate over the remaining estimated useful life of the asset.
We continue to evaluate lower profitability programs that do not currently meet our requirements for returns on invested capital. Exiting these programs might result in future impairment charges for the related long-lived assets.

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SEASONALITY
We are subject to seasonal patterns that generally affect the wireless device industry. Wireless devices are generally used by businesses, governments and consumers. For businesses and governments, purchasing behavior is affected by fiscal year ends, while consumers are affected by holiday gift-giving seasons. For the global wireless device industry, seasonal patterns for wireless device units handled have been as follows:
                                 
Year   1st Quarter   2nd Quarter   3rd Quarter   4th Quarter
 
2010
    22 %     24 %     26 %     28 %
2009
    23 %     24 %     26 %     27 %
2008
    24 %     25 %     25 %     26 %
The industry data above is based on Company and industry analyst estimates.
The seasonal patterns for wireless devices handled by us have been as follows:
                                 
Year   1st Quarter   2nd Quarter   3rd Quarter   4th Quarter
 
2010
    23 %     23 %     25 %     29 %
2009
    22 %     23 %     26 %     29 %
2008
    26 %     24 %     24 %     26 %
FORWARD LOOKING AND CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS
Certain information in this Form 10-K may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future performance of the Company. These risk factors include, without limitation, uncertainties relating to customer plans and commitments, including, without limitation (i) fluctuations in regional demand patterns and economic factors could harm our operations; (ii) we buy a significant amount of our products from a limited number of suppliers, and they may not provide us with competitive products at reasonable prices when we need them in the future; (iii) our dependence on our computer and communications systems; (iv) uncertainty regarding future volatility in our Common Stock price; (v) our ability to expand and implement our future growth strategy, including acquisitions; (vi) protecting our proprietary information; (vii) rapid technological changes in the wireless industry could render our services or the products we handle obsolete or less marketable; (viii) intense industry competition; (ix) the loss or reduction in orders from principal customers or a reduction in the prices we are able to charge these customers could cause our revenues to decline and impair our cash flows; (x) our ability to retain existing logistic services customers at acceptable returns upon expiration or termination of existing agreements; (xi) our business could be harmed by consolidation of mobile operators; (xii) we make significant investments in the technology used in our business and rely on that technology to function effectively without interruptions; (xiii) our future operating results will depend on our ability to maintain volumes and margins; (xiv) the effect of natural disasters, epidemics, hostilities or terrorist attacks on our operations; (xv) uncertainty regarding whether wireless equipment manufacturers and wireless network operators will continue to outsource aspects of their business to us; (xvi) the current economic downturn could cause a severe disruption in our operations; (xvii) our implementation of Centers of Excellence may not be successful; (xviii) our ability to continue to enter into relationships and financing that may provide us with minimal returns or losses on our investments; (xix) collections of our accounts receivable; (xx) our ability to manage and sustain future growth at our historical or current rates; (xxi) our ability to attract and retain qualified management and other personnel and the cost of complying with labor agreements and high rate of personnel turnover; (xxii) our reliance upon third parties to manufacture products which we distribute and reliance upon their quality control procedures; (xxiii) our debt facilities could prevent us from borrowing additional funds, if needed; (xxiv) our reliance on suppliers to provide trade credit facilities to adequately fund our on-going operations and product purchases; (xxv) a significant percentage of our revenues are generated outside of the United States in countries that may have volatile currencies or other risks; (xxvi) the impact that seasonality may have on our business and results; (xxvii) potential dilution to existing shareholders from the issuance of securities under our long-term incentive plans; and (xxviii) the existence of anti-takeover measures. Because of the aforementioned uncertainties affecting our future operating results, past performance should not be considered to be a reliable indicator of future performance, and investors should not use historical trends to anticipate future results or trends. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate” “intend,” “likely”, “will”, “should” and “plan” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date that such statement was made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
Concentration of Credit Risk
Financial instruments, which potentially subject us to concentrations of credit risk, consist principally of cash investments, forward currency contracts and accounts receivable. We maintain cash investments primarily in AAA rated money market mutual funds and overnight repurchase agreements, which have minimal credit risk. We use high credit-quality financial institutions when purchasing forward currency contracts in order to minimize credit risk exposure. Concentrations of credit risk with respect to accounts receivable are limited due to the large number of geographically dispersed customers. We perform ongoing credit evaluations of our customers’ financial condition and generally do not require collateral to secure accounts receivable. In many circumstances, we have obtained credit insurance to mitigate our credit risk.
Exchange Rate Risk Management
A substantial portion of our revenue and expenses are transacted in markets worldwide and may be denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Accordingly, our future results could be adversely affected by a variety of factors, including changes in specific countries’ political, economic or regulatory conditions and trade protection measures.
Our foreign currency risk management program is designed to reduce, but not eliminate, unanticipated fluctuations in earnings and cash flows caused by volatility in currency exchange rates by hedging. Generally, through the purchase of forward contracts, we hedge transactional currency risk, but do not hedge foreign currency revenue or future operating income. Also, we do not hedge our investment in foreign subsidiaries, where fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates may affect our comprehensive income or loss. An adverse change (defined as a 10% strengthening of the U.S. dollar) in all exchange rates, relative to our foreign currency risk management program, would not have had a material impact on our results of operations for 2010 or 2009. The fair value of forward foreign currency contracts for forecasted inventory purchases denominated in foreign currency is an asset of $2.9 million as well as a liability of $1.7 million. Our sensitivity analysis of foreign currency exchange rate movements does not factor in a potential change in volumes or local currency prices of our products sold or services provided. Actual results may differ materially from those discussed above.
Interest Rate Risk Management
We are exposed to potential loss due to changes in interest rates. Investments with interest rate risk include short-term marketable securities. Debt with interest rate risk includes the fixed and variable rate debt. To mitigate interest rate risks, we utilize interest rate swaps to convert certain portions of our variable rate debt to fixed interest rates.
We are exposed to interest rate risk associated with our borrowing arrangements. Our risk management program seeks to reduce the potentially adverse effects that market volatility may have on interest expense. From time to time we use interest rate derivatives, including interest rate swaps, to manage interest rate exposure. At December 31, 2010, swaps with a total notional amount of $40.0 million were outstanding. These swaps have maturity dates ranging from 2011-2012. These derivative instruments are designated as hedges under ASC 815, Derivatives & Hedging. Changes in market value, when effective, are recorded in “Accumulated other comprehensive income” in our Consolidated Balance Sheet. Amounts are recorded to interest expense as settled. A 10% increase in short-term borrowing rates during the quarter would have resulted in only a nominal increase in interest expense. The fair value liability associated with those swaps was $2.0 million at December 31, 2010.

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Item 8.   Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.
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Brightpoint, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
                         
    Year Ended December 31,
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)   2010   2009   2008
     
Revenue
                       
Distribution revenue
  $ 3,258,474     $ 2,810,354     $ 3,911,342  
Logistic services revenue
    334,765       356,225       419,910  
     
Total revenue
    3,593,239       3,166,579       4,331,252  
 
                       
Cost of revenue
                       
Cost of distribution revenue
    3,107,861       2,692,161       3,741,731  
Cost of logistic services revenue
    170,755       199,891       265,638  
     
Total cost of revenue
    3,278,616       2,892,052       4,007,369  
     
 
                       
Gross profit
    314,623       274,527       323,883  
 
                       
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    230,034       207,167       248,376  
Touchstone acquisition expenses
    2,931              
Impairment of long-lived assets
          1,452        
Amortization expense
    15,024       15,862       18,246  
Goodwill impairment charge
                325,947  
Restructuring charge
    6,225       13,413       13,438  
     
Operating income (loss) from continuing operations
    60,409       36,633       (282,124 )
 
                       
Interest, net
    7,766       8,677       17,379  
Loss on legal settlement
    852              
Gain on indemnification settlement
          (7,700 )      
Other expense (income)
    (51 )     265       2,532  
     
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
    51,842       35,391       (302,035 )
 
                       
Income tax expense (benefit)
    12,997       (5,434 )     23,415  
     
 
                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations
    38,845       40,825       (325,450 )
 
                       
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes:
                       
Gain (loss) from discontinued operations
    (8,681 )     (13,746 )     (16,887 )
Gain (loss) on disposal of discontinued operations
    (46 )     (523 )     584  
     
Total discontinued operations, net of income taxes
    (8,727 )     (14,269 )     (16,303 )
 
                       
Net income (loss)
    30,118       26,556       (341,753 )
 
                       
Net income (loss)attributable to noncontrolling interest
                (361 )
     
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders
  $ 30,118     $ 26,556     $ (342,114 )
     
 
                       
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders — basic:
                       
Income (loss)from continuing operations
  $ 0.56     $ 0.51     $ (4.16 )
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes
    (0.12 )     (0.18 )     (0.21 )
     
Net income (loss)
  $ 0.44     $ 0.33     $ (4.37 )
     
 
                       
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders — diluted:
                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations
  $ 0.55     $ 0.50     $ (4.16 )
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes
    (0.12 )     (0.17 )     (0.21 )
     
Net income (loss)
  $ 0.43     $ 0.33     $ (4.37 )
     
 
                       
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
                       
Basic
    69,004       80,422       78,202  
     
Diluted
    70,194       81,247       78,202  
     
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Brightpoint, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
                 
    December 31,     December 31,  
(Amounts in thousands)   2010     2009  
ASSETS
               
Current Assets:
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 41,658     $ 81,050  
Accounts receivable (less allowance for doubtful accounts of $9,892 in 2010 and $12,205 in 2009)
    487,376       382,973  
Inventories
    311,804       212,909  
Other current assets
    75,068       76,656  
 
           
Total current assets
    915,906       753,588  
 
               
Property and equipment, net
    111,107       82,328  
Goodwill
    78,821       51,877  
Other intangibles, net
    122,122       98,136  
Other assets
    19,885       28,062  
 
           
 
               
Total assets
  $ 1,247,841     $ 1,013,991  
 
           
 
               
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
  $ 744,995     $ 486,584  
Accrued expenses
    140,191       118,552  
Short-term borrowings
    408        
 
           
Total current liabilities
    885,594       605,136  
 
               
Long-term liabilities:
               
Lines of credit, long-term
    90,000        
Long-term debt
          97,017  
Other long-term liabilities
    27,894       34,911  
 
           
Total long-term liabilities
    117,894       131,928  
 
           
Total liabilities
    1,003,488       737,064  
 
               
Commitments and contingencies
               
 
               
Shareholders’ equity:
               
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value: 1,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding
           
Common stock, $0.01 par value: 100,000 shares authorized; 90,354 issued in 2010 and 89,293 issued in 2009
    904       893  
Additional paid-in-capital
    641,895       631,027  
Treasury stock, at cost, 22,917 shares in 2010 and 10,309 shares in 2009
    (164,242 )     (84,639 )
Retained deficit
    (255,974 )     (286,092 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income
    21,770       15,738  
 
           
Total shareholders’ equity
    244,353       276,927  
 
           
 
               
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
  $ 1,247,841     $ 1,013,991  
 
           
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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                         
    Year Ended December 31,
(Amounts in thousands)   2010   2009   2008
     
Operating activities
                       
Net income (loss)
  $ 30,118     $ 26,556     $ (341,753 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
                       
Depreciation and amortization
    34,676       35,171       36,734  
Impairment of long-lived assets
          1,452        
Non-cash compensation
    10,343       6,484       6,557  
Restructuring charge
    6,225       15,523       13,904  
Goodwill impairment charge
                325,947  
Gain on indemnification settlement
          (7,700 )      
Change in deferred taxes
    7,736       (18,773 )     1,874  
Other non-cash
    926       1,096       (54 )
 
                       
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effects from acquisitions and divestitures:
                       
Accounts receivable
    (80,220 )     152,024       200,042  
Inventories
    (93,846 )     90,172       161,573  
Other operating assets
    447       (1,343 )     (9,929 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    244,041       (136,848 )     (122,089 )
     
Net cash provided by operating activities
    160,446       163,814       272,806  
 
                       
Investing activities
                       
Capital expenditures
    (42,108 )     (49,178 )     (21,642 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
    (76,075 )           (5,877 )
Decrease (increase) in other assets
    (1,091 )     (1,184 )     2,008  
     
Net cash used in investing activities
    (119,274 )     (50,362 )     (25,511 )
 
                       
Financing Activities
                       
Repayments on lines of credit
          (1,578 )     (205,894 )
Proceeds from lines of credit
    90,000              
Repayments on Global Term Loans
    (93,939 )     (78,159 )     (73,616 )
Net proceeds from short-term financing
    408              
Deferred financing costs paid
    (3,283 )     (392 )     (330 )
Purchase of treasury stock
    (79,603 )     (16,955 )     (1,288 )
Excess (deficient) tax benefit from equity based compensation
    (862 )     (1,116 )     76  
Proceeds from common stock issuances under employee stock option plans
    1,291       225       39  
     
Net cash used in financing activities
    (85,988 )     (97,975 )     (281,013 )
 
                       
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
    5,424       8,347       (11,216 )
     
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    (39,392 )     23,824       (44,934 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    81,050       57,226       102,160  
     
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 41,658     $ 81,050     $ 57,226  
     
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Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity
                                                 
    Year ended December 31,  
(Amounts in thousands)   2010     2009     2008  
Common stock:
                                               
Balance at beginning of year
  $ 893             $ 887             $ 884          
Issued in connection with employee stock plans and related income tax benefit
    11               6               3          
 
                                         
Balance at end of year
    904               893               887          
 
                                         
Additional paid-in capital:
                                               
Balance at beginning of year
    631,027               625,415               584,806          
Issued in connection with employee stock plans and related income tax benefit
    10,868               5,612               6,859          
Issued for purchase of Dangaard Telecom
                                33,750          
 
                                         
Balance at end of year
    641,895               631,027               625,415          
 
                                         
Retained earnings (deficit):
                                               
Balance at beginning of year
    (286,092 )             (312,647 )             29,467          
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders
    30,118     $ 30,118       26,556     $ 26,556       (342,114 )   $ (342,114 )
 
                                         
Balance at end of year
    (255,974 )             (286,092 )             (312,647 )        
 
                                         
Noncontrolling interest
                                               
Balance at beginning of year
                                817          
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
                            361       361  
Acquisition of noncontrolling interest
                                (1,178 )        
 
                                         
Balance at end of year
                                         
 
                                         
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss):
                                               
Balance at beginning of year
    15,738               (3,108 )             44,303          
Currency translation of foreign investments
            5,337               18,293               (44,901 )
Unrealized gain on marketable securities classified as available for sale, net of tax:
                                               
Net gain (loss) arising during the period
                                        (2,087 )
Reclassification adjustment for losses included in net income
                                        928  
Unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments, net of tax:
                                               
Net gain (loss) arising during the period
            755               818               (1,219 )
Reclassification adjustment for losses included in net income
                            (65 )                
Pension benefit obligation
            (60 )             (200 )             (132 )
 
                                         
Other comprehensive income (loss)
    6,032       6,032       18,846       18,846       (47,411 )     (47,411 )
 
                                         
Total Comprehensive income (loss)
          $ 36,150             $ 45,402             $ (389,164 )
 
                                   
Balance at end of year
    21,770               15,738               (3,108 )        
 
                                         
Treasury stock:
                                               
Balance at beginning of year
    (84,639 )             (59,983 )             (58,695 )        
Purchase of treasury stock
    (79,603 )             (24,656 )             (1,288 )        
 
                                         
Balance at end of year
    (164,242 )             (84,639 )             (59,983 )        
 
                                         
Total shareholders’ equity
  $ 244,353             $ 276,927             $ 250,564          
 
                                         
 
                                               
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Brightpoint, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
1. Nature of Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Nature of Business
Brightpoint, Inc. (the Company) provides end-to-end supply chain solutions to leading stakeholders in the global wireless technology industry. The Company provides customized logistic services including procurement, inventory management, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, credit services, receivables management, call center services, activation services, website hosting, e-fulfillment solutions, repair and remanufacture services, reverse logistics, transportation management and other services within the global wireless industry. The Company’s customers include mobile network operators, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), resellers, retailers and wireless equipment manufacturers. The Company provides value-added distribution channel management and other supply chain solutions for wireless products manufactured by companies such as Apple, HTC, Kyocera, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Research in Motion, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. The Company has operations centers and/or sales offices in various countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Company is incorporated under the laws of the State of Indiana.
Principles of Consolidation
The Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of the Company and its subsidiaries, all of which are wholly-owned. During 2008 the Company acquired the remaining 24% non-controlling interest of the Moobi Norway A/S subsidiary for approximately $2.9 million. On December 23, 2010 the Company completed its acquisition of Touchstone Wireless Repair and Logistics, L.P. (Touchstone). Results of operations related to this acquisition are included in the Company’s Consolidated Statement of Operations beginning on December 24, 2010. See Note 3 for further details regarding this acquisition. Significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
The Company has evaluated subsequent events through the date these financial statements were issued.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of any contingent assets and liabilities at the financial statement date and reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. On an on-going basis, the Company reviews its estimates and assumptions. The Company’s estimates were based on its historical experience and various other assumptions that the Company believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results are likely to differ from those estimates under different assumptions or conditions, but management does not believe such differences will materially affect the Company’s financial position or results of operations.
Revenue Recognition
The Company recognizes revenue in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standard Codification (ASC) Section 605-10-S99 (formerly SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) 104, Revenue Recognition). Revenue is recognized when the title and risk of loss have passed to the customer, there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, the sales price is fixed or determinable, and collectibility is reasonably assured. The amount of revenue is determined based on either the gross method or the net method. The amount under the gross method includes the value of the product sold while the amount under the net method does not include the value of the product sold.
For distribution revenue, which is recorded using the gross method, the criteria of FASB ASC 605-10-S99 are generally met upon shipment to customers, including title transfer; and therefore, revenue is recognized at the time of shipment. In some circumstances, the customer may take legal title and assume risk of loss upon delivery; and therefore, revenue is recognized on the delivery date. In certain countries, title is retained by the Company for collection purposes only, which does not impact the timing of revenue recognition in accordance with the provisions of FASB ASC 605-10-S99. Sales are recorded net of discounts, rebates, returns and allowances. The Company does not have any material post-shipment obligations (e.g. customer acceptance) or other arrangements.

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Brightpoint, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
For logistic services revenue, the criteria of FASB ASC 605-10-S99 are met when the Company’s logistic services have been performed and, therefore, revenue is recognized at that time. In general, logistic services are fee-based services. The Company has certain arrangements for which it records receivables, inventory and payables based on the gross amount of the transactions; however, the Company records revenue for these logistic services at the amount of net margin because it is acting as an agent for mobile operators as defined by FASB ASC 605-45 (formerly Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) Issue No. 99-19, Reporting Revenue Gross as a Principal versus Net as an Agent).
The Company also records revenue from the sale of prepaid airtime within logistic services. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company began recognizing revenue for the sales of certain prepaid airtime using the net method as general inventory risk has been mitigated. Prior to the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company recognized revenue for the sales of prepaid airtime under these agreements using the gross method (based on the full sales price of the airtime to its customers). If these prepaid airtime transactions were recorded using the net method, logistic services revenue would have been lower by $61.3 million and $102.0 million for 2009 and 2008.
In other logistic services arrangements, the Company performs certain services on behalf of its independent dealer/agents as the independent dealer/agents acquire subscribers on behalf of mobile operators. The Company receives a fee from the mobile operator for these services. In the event activation occurs through an independent dealer/agent, a portion of the fee is passed on to the dealer/agent. These arrangements may contain provisions for residual commissions based on subscriber usage. These agreements may also provide for the reduction or elimination of commissions if subscribers deactivate service within stipulated periods. The Company recognizes revenue for activation services upon activation of the subscriber’s service and residual commissions when earned. An allowance is established for estimated wireless service deactivations as a reduction of accounts receivable and revenues. In circumstances where the Company is acting as an agent for mobile operators as defined by FASB ASC 605-45, the Company recognizes the revenue using the net method. Performance penalty clauses may be included in certain contracts whereby the Company provides logistic services. In general, these penalties are in the form of reduced per unit fees or a specific dollar amount. In the event the Company has incurred performance penalties, revenues are reduced accordingly within each calendar month.
Gross Profit
The Company determines its gross profit as the difference between revenue and cost of revenue. Cost of revenue includes the direct product costs and other costs such as freight, warehouse labor and rent expense.
Vendor Programs
The Company has three major types of incentive arrangements with various suppliers: price protection, volume incentive rebates, and marketing, training and promotional funds. The Company follows FASB ASC 605-50 (formerly EITF 02-16, Accounting by a Customer (Including a Reseller) for Certain Consideration Received from a Vendor and formerly EITF 03-10, Application of Issue No. 02-16 by Resellers to Sales Incentives Offered to Consumers by Manufacturers), in accounting for vendor programs. To the extent that the Company receives excess funds from suppliers for reimbursement of its costs, the Company recognizes the excess as a liability due to the supplier, which is applied to future costs incurred on behalf of the supplier.
  Price protection: consideration is received from certain, but not all, suppliers in the form of a credit memo based on market conditions as determined by the supplier. The amount is determined based on the difference between original purchase price from the supplier and revised list price from the supplier. The terms of the price protection varies by supplier and product, but is typically less than one month from original date of purchase. This amount is accrued as a reduction of trade accounts payable until a credit memo is received and applied as a debit to the outstanding accounts payable. This same amount is either a reduction of inventory cost or is a reduction of cost of sales for those wireless devices already sold.
  Volume incentive rebates: consideration is received from certain suppliers when purchase or sell-through targets are attained or exceeded within a specified time period. The amount of rebate earned in any financial reporting period is accrued as a vendor receivable, which is classified as a reduction of trade accounts payable. This same amount is either a reduction of inventory cost or is a reduction of cost of sales for those devices already sold. In certain markets, the amount of the rebate is determined based on actual volumes purchased for the incentive period to date at the established rebate percentage without minimum volume purchase requirements. In other markets, where the arrangement has a tiered rate

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
    structure for increasing volumes, the rate of the rebate accrual is determined based on the actual volumes purchased plus reasonable, predictable estimates of future volumes within the incentive period. In the event the future volumes are not reasonably estimable, the Company records the incentive at the conclusion of the rebate period or at the point in time when the volumes are reasonably estimable. Upon expiration of the rebate period an adjustment is recognized through inventory or cost of sales for devices already sold if there is any variance between estimated rebate receivable and actual rebate earned. To the extent that the Company passes-through rebates to its customers, the amount is recognized as a liability in the period that it is probable and reasonably estimable.
 
  Marketing, training and promotional funds: consideration is received from certain suppliers for cooperative arrangements related to market development, training and special promotions agreed upon in advance. The amount received is generally in the form of a credit memo, which is applied to trade accounts payable. The same amount is recorded as a current liability. Expenditures made pursuant to the agreed upon activity reduce this liability. To the extent that the Company incurs costs in excess of the established supplier fund, the Company recognizes the amount as a selling expense.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
All highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less when purchased are considered to be cash equivalents.
Concentrations of Risk
Financial instruments that potentially expose the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of trade accounts receivable. These receivables are generated from product sales and services provided to mobile operators, agents, resellers, dealers and retailers in the global wireless industry and are dispersed throughout the world, including Africa, North America, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim and Europe. The Company performs periodic credit evaluations of its customers and provides credit in the normal course of business to a large number of its customers. However, consistent with industry practice, the Company does not generally require collateral from its customers to secure trade accounts receivable.
No customer accounted for 10% or more of the Company’s total revenue in 2010, 2009 or 2008. Aggregate revenues from the three largest customers in the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 10% of total revenue and 34% of the Asia-Pacific division’s revenue during 2010. The loss or a significant reduction in business activities by the Company’s customers could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s revenue and results of operations.
Samsung products represented approximately 23%, 16% and 15% of total units handled in 2010, 2009 and 2008. Nokia products represented 18%, 20%, 26% of total units handled in 2010, 2009 and 2008. LG Electronics products represented approximately 13% of total units handled in 2010 and less than 10% in 2009 and 2008. Kyocera products represented approximately 11% of total units handled in 2010 and 2009 and less than 10% in 2008. Motorola accounted for less than 10% of total units handled in 2010 and 19% and 21% in 2009 and 2008. For its distribution business, the Company is dependent on the ability of its suppliers to provide an adequate supply of products on a timely basis and on favorable pricing terms. The loss of certain principal suppliers or a significant reduction in product availability from principal suppliers could have a material adverse effect on the Company. The Company also relies on its suppliers to provide trade credit facilities and favorable payment terms to adequately fund its on-going operations and product purchases. In certain circumstances, the Company has issued cash-secured letters of credit on behalf of certain of its subsidiaries in support of their vendor credit facilities. The payment terms received from the Company’s suppliers is dependent on several factors, including, but not limited to, the Company’s payment history with the supplier, the supplier’s credit granting policies, contractual provisions, the Company’s overall credit rating as determined by various credit rating agencies, the Company’s recent operating results, financial position and cash flows and the supplier’s ability to obtain credit insurance on amounts that the Company owes them. Adverse changes in any of these factors, certain of which may not be wholly in the Company’s control, could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s operations. The Company believes that its relationships with its suppliers are satisfactory; however, it has periodically experienced inadequate supply of certain models from certain wireless device manufacturers.

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Brightpoint, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
The Company evaluates the collectibility of its accounts receivable on an on-going basis. In circumstances where the Company is aware of a specific customer’s inability to meet its financial obligations, the Company records a specific allowance against amounts due to reduce the net recognized receivable to the amount the Company reasonably believes will be collected. For all other customers, the Company recognizes allowances for doubtful accounts based on the length of time the receivables are past due, the current business environment and the Company’s historical experience. In the majority of circumstances, the Company has obtained credit insurance to mitigate its credit risk.
Inventories
Inventories primarily consist of wireless devices and accessories and are stated at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out method) or market. In-bound freight expense is capitalized for inventory held in stock and expensed at the time the inventory is sold. At each balance sheet date, the Company evaluates its ending inventories for excess quantities and obsolescence, considering any stock balancing, price protection or rights of return that it may have with certain suppliers. This evaluation includes analyses of sales levels by product and projections of future demand. The Company writes off inventories that are considered obsolete. Remaining inventory balances are adjusted to approximate the lower of cost or market. The Company had no individually significant inventory valuation adjustments during the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company had $8.8 million of inventory valuation adjustments related to its locally branded PC notebook business in Slovakia. The Company has abandoned that business, and the results of operations for this business have been reclassified to discontinued operations in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles as further discussed in footnote 6.
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
The Company is exposed to certain risks relating to its ongoing business activities. The primary risks managed by the use of derivative instruments are interest rate risk and foreign currency fluctuation risk. Interest rate swaps are entered into in order to manage interest rate risk associated with the Company’s variable rate borrowings. Forward contracts are entered into to manage the foreign currency risk associated with various commitments arising from trade accounts receivable, trade accounts payable and fixed purchase obligations. The volume and impact to the Consolidated Balance Sheets and Statements of Operations of these contracts is immaterial. The Company holds the following types of derivatives at December 31, 2010 that have been designated as hedging instruments:
     
Derivative   Risk Being Hedged
Interest rate swaps
  Cash flows of interest payments on variable rate debt
Forward foreign currency contracts
  Cash flows of forecasted inventory purchases denominated in foreign currency
Derivatives are held only for the purpose of hedging such risks, not for speculation. Generally, the Company enters into hedging relationships such that the cash flows of items and transactions being hedged are expected to be offset by corresponding changes in the values of the derivatives. At December 31, 2010, a hedging relationship exists related to $40.0 million of the Company’s variable rate debt. These swaps are accounted for as cash flow hedges. These interest rate swap transactions effectively lock in a fixed interest rate for variable rate interest payments that are expected to be made from January 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012. Under the terms of the swaps, the Company will pay a fixed rate and will receive a variable rate based on the three month USD LIBOR rate plus a credit spread. The unrealized gain associated with the effective portion of the interest rate swaps included in other comprehensive income was $0.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2010.
The Company enters into foreign currency forward contracts with the objective of reducing exposure to cash flow volatility from foreign currency fluctuations associated with anticipated purchases of inventory. Certain of these contracts are accounted for as cash flow hedges. The unrealized loss associated with the effective portion of these contracts included in other comprehensive income was approximately $0.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, all of which is expected to be reclassified into earnings during the year ended December 31, 2011.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
The fair value of interest rate swaps in the Consolidated Balance Sheets is a liability of $2.0 million. The fair value of the interest rate swap maturing within one year is included in “Accrued expenses” in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The fair value of the interest rate swap maturing after one year is included in “Other long-term liabilities” in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The fair value of forward foreign currency contracts for forecasted inventory purchases denominated in foreign currency is an asset of $2.9 million included in “Other current assets” in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as well as a liability of $1.7 million included in “Accrued expenses” in the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The carrying amounts at December 31, 2010 and 2009, of cash and cash equivalents, pledged cash, accounts receivable, other current assets, accounts payable and accrued expenses approximate their fair values because of the short maturity of those instruments. The carrying amount at December 31, 2010 and 2009 of the Company’s borrowings approximate their fair value because these borrowings bear interest at a variable (market) rate.
The Company utilizes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value of certain financial assets and financial liabilities into three broad levels. The following is a brief description of those three levels:
    Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
 
    Level 2: Inputs, other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. These include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.
 
    Level 3: Unobservable inputs that reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions.
The following table summarizes the bases used to measure certain financial assets and financial liabilities at fair value on a recurring basis in the balance sheet (in thousands):
                         
            Quoted prices in   Significant other
    Balance at   active markets   observable inputs
    December 31, 2010   (Level 1)   (Level 2)
Financial instruments classified as assets
                       
Forward foreign currency contracts
  $ 2,893     $     $ 2,893  
 
                       
Financial instruments classified as liabilities
                       
Interest rate swaps
  $ 2,046     $     $ 2,046  
Forward foreign currency contracts
    1,702             1,702  
                         
            Quoted prices in   Significant other
    Balance at   active markets   observable inputs
    December 31, 2009   (Level 1)   (Level 2)
Financial instruments classified as assets
                       
Forward foreign currency contracts
  $ 499     $     $ 499  
 
                       
Financial instruments classified as liabilities
                       
Interest rate swaps
  $ 3,417     $     $ 3,417  
Forward foreign currency contracts
    469             469  

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Brightpoint, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment are stated at cost and depreciation is computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Buildings are depreciated over 30 to 40 years, and other property and equipment are generally depreciated over three to seven years. Leasehold improvements are stated at cost and depreciated ratably over the shorter of the lease term of the associated property or the estimated life of the leasehold improvement. Maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as incurred.
Long-Lived Tangible and Finite-Lived Intangible Assets
The Company follows the principles of FASB ASC 360 (formerly SFAS 144, Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets). The Company periodically considers whether indicators of impairment of long-lived tangible and finite-lived intangible assets are present. If such indicators are present, the Company determines whether the sum of the estimated undiscounted cash flows attributable to the assets in question is less than their carrying value. If less, the Company recognizes an impairment loss based on the excess of the carrying amount of the assets over their respective fair values. Fair value is determined by discounted future cash flows, appraisals or other methods. If the assets determined to be impaired are to be held and used, the Company recognizes an impairment charge to the extent the asset’s carrying value is greater than the anticipated future cash flows attributable to the asset. The fair value of the asset then becomes the asset’s new carrying value, which, if applicable, the Company depreciates or amortizes over the remaining estimated useful life of the asset. At December 31, 2010 and 2009, the finite-lived intangible assets total $122.1 million and $98.1 million, net of accumulated amortization of $58.1 million and $44.6 million and are currently being amortized over three to thirteen years. Fluctuations in foreign currencies decreased intangible assets by approximately $4.3 million in 2010 compared to 2009. See Note 3 for further discussion regarding the finite-lived intangible assets acquired during 2010. The following sets forth amortization expense for finite-lived intangible assets the Company expects to recognize over the next five years (in thousands):
         
2011
  $ 21,598  
2012
    20,270  
2013
    17,031  
2014
    14,110  
2015
    12,348  
For the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2008, the Company incurred no impairment charges for long-lived tangible and finite-lived intangible assets. In the third quarter of 2009, the Company lost a significant product distribution customer within its Latin America operation. As a result, the Company evaluated the long-lived assets of the Latin America operations for recoverability. The Company determined that the finite-lived intangible asset acquired in conjunction with the acquisition of certain assets of CellStar was impaired. Accordingly, the Company recognized a $1.5 million impairment charge, which represented the carrying value of the asset. The impairment will not result in any current or future cash expenditures.
Goodwill
The Company follows the principles of FASB ASC 350-20 (formerly SFAS 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets). Goodwill is not amortized but rather tested annually for impairment. The Company’s reporting units are its three geographic segments, the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. The Company acquired $24.2 million of goodwill in the acquisition of Touchstone. See Note 3 for more information regarding this acquisition. The company acquired $2.1 million of goodwill during 2010 from the contingent earn-out payment related to the 2008 acquisition of Hugh Symons Group Ltd.’s wireless distribution business and $0.4 million of goodwill from an acquisition in the Americas.
In the fourth quarter of 2010 and 2009, the Company performed the required annual impairment test on goodwill for each of its reporting segments, noting there were no changes or events that occurred that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying cost. The annual test resulted in no impairment of goodwill during 2010 or 2009. During the fourth quarter of 2008, there were severe disruptions in the credit markets and reductions in global economic activity which had significant adverse impacts on stock markets and on the outlook for the wireless industry, both of which contributed to a significant decline in Brightpoint’s stock price and corresponding market capitalization. The result of the Company’s annual goodwill impairment test was that the carrying amount of the net assets allocated to the EMEA reporting unit exceeded the fair market value. The Company calculated fair value for the EMEA reporting unit based on the market price of similar groups of net assets and the expected investment returns on the group of net assets. The entire amount of

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
goodwill allocated to that reporting unit was impaired, which resulted in an impairment charge of $325.9 million. The goodwill allocated to the EMEA reporting unit was primarily related to the acquisition of Dangaard Telecom in July 2007. The impairment charge resulted from factors impacted by current market conditions including: 1) lower market valuation multiples for similar assets; 2) higher discount rates resulting from turmoil in the credit and equity markets; and 3) current cash flow forecasts for the EMEA markets in which the Company operates.
The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by reportable segment for the year ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 are as follows (in thousands):
                                 
    Americas   EMEA   Asia-Pacific   Total
     
Balance at December 31, 2008:
                               
Aggregate goodwill acquired
  $ 49,898     $ 325,947     $ 1,541     $ 377,386  
Accumulated impairment losses
          (325,947 )           (325,947 )
     
Net goodwill at December 31, 2008
    49,898             1,541       51,439  
 
                               
Changes in goodwill during 2009:
                               
Effects of foreign currency fluctuation
                438       438  
     
Balance at December 31, 2009:
                               
Aggregate goodwill acquired
    49,898       325,947       1,979       377,824  
Accumulated impairment losses
          (325,947 )           (325,947 )
     
Net goodwill at December 31, 2009
    49,898             1,979       51,877  
 
                               
Changes in goodwill during 2010:
                               
Goodwill from acquisitions
    24,618       2,079             26,697  
Effects of foreign currency fluctuation
          (14 )     261       247  
     
Balance at December 31, 2010:
                               
Aggregate goodwill acquired
    74,516       328,012       2,240       404,768  
Accumulated impairment losses
          (325,947 )           (325,947 )
     
Net goodwill at December 31, 2010
  $ 74,516     $ 2,065     $ 2,240     $ 78,821  
     
Foreign Currency Translation
The functional currency for most of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries is the respective local currency. Revenue and expenses denominated in foreign currencies are translated to the U.S. dollar at average exchange rates in effect during the period, and assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated to the U.S. dollar at the exchange rate in effect at the end of the period. Foreign currency transaction gains and losses are included in the Consolidated Statements of Operations as a component of “Other (income) expenses.” Currency translation of assets and liabilities (foreign investments) from the functional currency to the U.S. dollar are included as a component of “Accumulated other comprehensive income” in the Consolidated Balance Sheet and the Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Equity.
Income Taxes
The Company accounts for income taxes under the asset and liability method, which requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequence of events that have been recognized in the Company’s financial statements or income tax returns. Income taxes are recognized during the year in which the underlying transactions are reflected in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Deferred taxes are provided for temporary differences between amounts of assets and liabilities as recorded for financial reporting purposes and amounts recorded for tax purposes. After determining the total amount of deferred tax assets, the Company determines whether it is more likely than not that some portion of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. If the Company determines that a deferred tax asset is not likely to be realized, a valuation allowance will be established against that asset to record it at its expected realizable value. The Company recognizes uncertain tax positions when it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained upon examination by relevant taxing authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. The amount recognized is measured as the largest amount of benefit that is greater than 50 percent likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement.

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Brightpoint, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Earnings Per Share
Basic earnings per share is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during each period, and diluted earnings per share is based on the weighted average number of common shares and dilutive common share equivalents outstanding during each period. The following is a reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of the basic and diluted earnings per share computations (in thousands, except per share data):
                         
    Year December 31,  
    2010     2009     2008  
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders
  $ 38,845     $ 40,825     $ (325,811 )
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes
    (8,727 )     (14,269 )     (16,303 )
 
                 
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders
  $ 30,118     $ 26,556     $ (342,114 )
 
                 
 
                       
Earnings (loss) per share — basic:
                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders
  $ 0.56     $ 0.51     $ (4.16 )
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes
    (0.12 )     (0.18 )     (0.21 )
 
                 
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders
  $ 0.44     $ 0.33     $ (4.37 )
 
                 
 
                       
Earnings (loss) per share — diluted:
                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders
  $ 0.55     $ 0.50     $ (4.16 )
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes
    (0.12 )     (0.17 )     (0.21 )
 
                 
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders
  $ 0.43     $ 0.33     $ (4.37 )
 
                 
 
                       
Weighted average shares outstanding for basic earnings per share
    69,004       80,422       78,202  
Net effect of dilutive share options, restricted share units, and restricted shares based on the treasury share method using average market price
    1,190       825        
 
                 
Weighted average shares outstanding for diluted earnings per share
    70,194       81,247       78,202  
 
                 
At December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008, approximately 0.1 million, 0.6 million and 4.1 million stock options and restricted stock units were excluded from the computation of dilutive earnings per share because the effect of including these shares would have been anti-dilutive.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In October 2009, the FASB issued ASC update No. 2009-13, Revenue Recognition, (“ASC Update No. 2009-13”), which addresses the accounting for multiple-deliverable arrangements to enable vendors to account for products or services (deliverables) separately rather than as a combined unit. Specifically, the guidance amends the criteria in FASB ASC Subtopic 605-25, Revenue Recognition-Multiple-Element Arrangements, for separating consideration in multiple-deliverable arrangements. The guidance establishes a selling price hierarchy for determining the selling price of a deliverable, which is based on: (a) vendor-specific objective evidence; (b) third-party evidence; or (c) estimates. The guidance also eliminates the residual method of allocation and requires that arrangement consideration be allocated at the inception of the arrangement to all deliverables using the relative selling price method. In addition, the guidance significantly expands required disclosures related to a vendor’s multiple-deliverable revenue arrangements. ASC Update No. 2009-13 is effective prospectively for revenue arrangements entered into or materially modified in fiscal years beginning on or after June 15, 2010. The adoption of ASC Update No. 2009-13 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
In June 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 166, Accounting for Transfers of Financial Assets, which was codified under ASC update No. 2009-16, Transfers and Servicing, (“ASC Update No. 2009-16”). The update amended ASC Topic 860 to improve the disclosures that a reporting entity provides in its financial reports about a transfer of financial assets; the effects of a transfer on its financial position, financial performance, and cash flows; and a transferor’s continuing involvement in transferred financial assets. This update was effective January 1, 2010 and must be applied to transfers occurring on or after the effective date. The pronouncement did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

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Brightpoint, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Operating Segments
The Company has operations centers and/or sales offices in various countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. All of the Company’s operating entities generate revenue from the distribution of wireless devices and accessories and/or the provision of logistic services. The Company identifies its reportable segments based on management responsibility of its three geographic divisions: the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The Company’s operating components have been aggregated into these three geographic reporting segments.
The Company evaluates the performance of and allocates resources to these segments based on income from continuing operations before income taxes. A summary of the Company’s operations by segment is presented below (in thousands) for 2010, 2009 and 2008:
                                         
                            Corporate    
                    Europe   and    
                    Middle East   Reconciling    
    Americas   Asia-Pacific   and Africa   Items   Total
     
2010:
                                       
Distribution revenue
  $ 433,367     $ 953,535     $ 1,871,572     $     $ 3,258,474  
Logistic services revenue
    222,178       38,430       74,157             334,765  
     
Total revenue from external customers
  $ 655,545     $ 991,965     $ 1,945,729     $     $ 3,593,239  
     
 
                                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
  $ 49,805     $ 27,298     $ 20,203     $ (45,464 )   $ 51,842  
Depreciation and amortization
    10,518       2,036       19,973       2,149       34,676  
Capital expenditures
    26,930       947       10,503       3,728       42,108  
Total segment assets
    369,345       239,454       623,309       15,733       1,247,841  
 
                                       
2009:
                                       
Distribution revenue
  $ 448,086     $ 834,906     $ 1,527,362     $     $ 2,810,354  
Logistic services revenue
    192,276       33,631       130,318             356,225  
     
Total revenue from external customers
  $ 640,362     $ 868,537     $ 1,657,680     $     $ 3,166,579  
     
 
                                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
  $ 51,199     $ 24,001     $ (11,115 )   $ (28,694 )   $ 35,391  
Depreciation and amortization
    11,650       1,956       20,340       2,677       36,623  
Capital expenditures
    38,331       3,218       5,543       2,086       49,178  
Total segment assets
    244,103       199,357       546,748       23,783       1,013,991  
 
                                       
2008:
                                       
Distribution revenue
  $ 705,229     $ 1,143,293     $ 2,062,820     $     $ 3,911,342  
Logistic services revenue
    184,188       47,924       187,798             419,910  
     
Total revenue from external customers
  $ 889,417     $ 1,191,217     $ 2,250,618     $     $ 4,331,252  
     
 
                                       
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
  $ 34,571     $ 30,203     $ (331,670 )   $ (35,139 )   $ (302,035 )
Depreciation and amortization
    9,950       2,143       14,779       9,862       36,734  
Goodwill impairment charge
                325,947             325,947  
Capital expenditures
    4,476       1,778       10,070       5,318       21,642  
Total segment assets
    244,922       198,779       690,882       11,777       1,146,360  

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Information about Geographic Areas:
                         
    2010     2009     2008  
    Total Revenue (1)  
    (Amounts in 000s)  
Americas
                       
United States
  $ 647,634     $ 589,564     $ 829,280  
Other (2)
    7,911       50,798       60,137  
 
                 
Total Americas
  $ 655,545     $ 640,362     $ 889,417  
 
                       
Asia-Pacific
                       
Singapore
    325,812       571,676       732,647  
Other (2)
    666,153       296,861       458,570  
 
                 
Total Asia-Pacific
  $ 991,965     $ 868,537     $ 1,191,217  
 
                       
Europe, Middle East and Africa
                       
Germany
    347,315       305,756       453,623  
Other (2)
    1,598,414       1,351,924       1,796,995  
 
                 
Total Europe, Middle East and Africa
  $ 1,945,729     $ 1,657,680     $ 2,250,618  
 
                       
 
                 
Total
  $ 3,593,239     $ 3,166,579     $ 4,331,252  
 
                 
 
(1)   Revenues are attributable to country based on selling location.
 
(2)   “Other” represents geographic areas that are individually less than 10% of the total revenue for all operating segments.
                 
    2010     2009  
    Long-Lived Assets (1)  
United States
  $ 85,189     $ 57,632  
Other
    25,918       24,696  
 
           
 
  $ 111,107     $ 82,328  
 
           
 
(1)   Consists of property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation.
2. Stock Based Compensation
The Company has equity compensation plans, which reserve shares of common stock for issuance to executives, key employees, directors and others.
Amended 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan
During 2004, the Company’s shareholders approved the 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTI Plan) whereby officers, other key employees of the Company and others are eligible to be granted non-qualified incentive stock options, performance units, restricted stock, other stock-based awards, and/or cash awards. No participant may be granted under the LTI Plan, during any year, options or any other awards relating to more than 2.0 million shares of common stock in the aggregate. In 2009, the Company’s shareholders voted to amend the LTI Plan to increase the shares eligible for issuance by 7.0 million shares. There are 13.2 million common shares reserved for issuance under the LTI Plan, of which approximately 10.0 million and 11.1 million were authorized but unissued at December 31, 2010 and 2009. Under this LTI Plan, 6.4 million shares remained available for grant as of December 31, 2010.
For the above plans, the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors determines the time(s) at which the grants will be awarded, selects the officers or other recipients of awards and determines the number of shares

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Brightpoint, Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
covered by each grant, as well as, the purchase price, time of exercise of options (not to exceed ten years from the date of the grant) and other terms and conditions. The Board of Directors has delegated authority to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer to grant up to approximately 0.6 million of awards to non-officer employees per calendar year.
Stock Options
The exercise price of stock options granted under the LTI Plan may not be less than the fair market value of a share of common stock on the date of the grant. Options generally become exercisable in periods ranging from one to three years after the date of the grant. The Company did not grant stock options under its equity compensation plans during 2010:
                                 
                    Weighted    
            Weighted   Average   Aggregate
            Average   Remaining   Intrinsic
            Exercise   Contractual   Value as of
    Options   Price   Life   December 31, 2010
Outstanding at January 1
    349,049     $ 7.82                  
Granted
                           
Exercised
    (190,054 )     6.79                  
Forfeited
                           
Expired
    (113,250 )     7.94                  
 
                               
Outstanding at December 31
    45,745     $ 11.82       1.23     $  
 
                               
Exercisable at December 31
    45,745     $ 11.82       1.23     $  
The following table summarizes information about the fixed price stock options outstanding at December 31, 2010:
                                         
            Weighted           Exercisable
    Number   Average   Weighted   Number   Weighted
    Outstanding at   Remaining   Average   Outstanding at   Average
Range of   December 31,   Contractual   Exercise   December 31,   Exercise
Exercise Prices   2010   Life   Price   2010   Price
 
$10.74 – $11.87
    12,745     1.11 years   $ 10.74       12,745     $ 10.74  
$11.88 – $13.42
    25,500     1.26 years     11.88       25,500       11.88  
$13.43 – $13.43
    7,500     1.36 years     13.43       7,500       13.43  
                             
 
    45,745             $ 11.82       45,745     $ 11.82  
Restricted Stock Units
During 2010, the Company granted 2,581,524 restricted stock units with a weighted average grant date fair value of $7.29 per share:
                                         
            Weighted           Weighted    
            Average   Weighted   Average   Aggregate
    Restricted   Grant   Average   Remaining   Intrinsic
    Stock   Date   Exercise   Contractual   Value as of
    Units   Fair Value   Price   Life   December 31, 2010
Outstanding at January 1
    1,913,272     $ 6.77     $                  
Granted
    2,581,524       7.29                        
Released
    (871,854 )     7.07                        
Forfeited
    (121,991 )     6.28                        
                               
Outstanding at December 31
    3,500,951     $ 8.83     $       1.8     $ 30,563,302  

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Restricted Stock Awards
During 2010, the Company did not grant any restricted stock awards:
                         
            Weighted   Weighted
            Average   Average
    Restricted   Grant   Remaining
    Stock   Date   Contractual
    Awards   Fair Value   Life
Outstanding at January 1
    756,816     $ 9.15          
Granted
                   
Released
    (334,000 )     8.29          
Forfeited
                   
 
                       
Outstanding at December 31
    422,816     $ 9.83       2.3  
The weighted average fair value of restricted stock units granted during 2009 and 2008 was $4.85 and $10.89 per share. The weighted average fair value of restricted stock awards granted during 2009 was $5.94 per share. The Company did not grant any restricted stock awards during 2008.
The Company typically grants performance based equity awards during the first quarter of the fiscal year in the form of restricted stock units. All or a portion of these restricted stock units granted are subject to forfeiture if certain performance goals are not achieved. Those restricted stock units no longer subject to forfeiture typically vest in three equal annual installments beginning with the first anniversary of the grant.
The total intrinsic value of options exercised and restricted stock released (vested) during 2010, 2009 and 2008 was $9.8 million, $3.0 million and $6.6 million. As of December 31, 2010, total compensation cost related to non-vested awards not yet recognized was $16.3 million of which approximately one-third will be recognized in each of the next three fiscal years. In addition, the Company will recognize compensation expense for any new awards granted subsequent to December 31, 2010.
3. Acquisitions
On December 23, 2010 the Company completed the acquisition of the U.S. based company Touchstone for $75.7 million, net of cash acquired, funded from the Global Credit Facility. The Company incurred $2.9 of acquisition expenses in conjunction with the purchase. Touchstone is a leading provider of repair, remanufacture, and reverse logistics to the wireless industry. The acquisition of Touchstone expands the breadth of repair and reverse logistics services available through the Company’s existing North America operations. Touchstone signed a repair services agreement with a significant customer in the fourth quarter of 2010. Results of operations related to the acquisition are included in the consolidated results of operations, within the Americas segment, beginning on December 24, 2010. The allocation of the purchase price is based upon preliminary estimates of the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed. The Company is in the process of finalizing its valuation of certain assets and liabilities primarily related to the determination of working capital adjustments. The Company will finalize the purchase price allocation once it has finished its assessment but generally no later than one year from the acquisition date.
The Touchstone assets acquired included $42.4 million of finite-lived intangible assets assigned to customer relationships, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) certifications, and internally developed software. The preparation of the valuation of finite-lived intangible assets required the use of significant assumptions and estimates. Critical estimates included, but were not limited to, future expected cash flows and the applicable discount rates as of the date of the acquisition. These estimates were based on assumptions that the Company believed to be reasonable as of the date of acquisition; however, actual results may differ from these estimates. The finite-lived intangible assets assigned to OEM certifications and software have useful lives of five years and three years and are being amortized on a straight-line basis. The finite-lived intangible assets assigned to customer relationships have useful lives of thirteen years and are being amortized over the period that the assets are expected to contribute to the future cash flows of the Company. The finite-lived intangible assets assigned to customer relationships are being amortized on an accelerated method based on the projected cash flows used for valuation purposes. As a result of applying this accelerated method of amortization, approximately 74% of the original value assigned to these assets will be amortized within the first five years after the acquisition date. The Company believes that these cash flows are most reflective

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of the pattern in which the economic benefit of the finite-lived intangible assets assigned to customer relationships will be consumed.
The following balance sheets set forth the major assets acquired and liabilities assumed in connection with the Touchstone transaction discussed above (in thousands):
         
ASSETS
       
Current Assets:
       
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 2,616  
Accounts receivable (less allowance for doubtful accounts of $413)
    13,674  
Inventory
    5,554  
Other current assets
    1,083  
 
     
Total current assets
    22,927  
 
       
Property and equipment, net
    5,560  
Goodwill
    24,157  
Other intangibles, net
    42,350  
 
     
 
       
Total assets acquired
  $ 94,994  
 
     
 
       
LIABILITIES
       
Accounts payable
  $ 3,053  
Accrued expenses
    15,363  
Debt
    112  
Total long-term liabilities
    804  
 
     
Total liabilities assumed
  $ 19,332  
 
       
Net assets acquired
  $ 75,662  
 
     
Various factors contributed to the goodwill recorded in connection with the Touchstone acquisition, including the value of assembled workforces of the respective business at the acquisition dates; the future revenue growth from increased services offerings; and expected synergies. The goodwill acquired in connection with the Touchstone transaction is deductible for tax purposes. The Touchstone goodwill has been assigned to the Americas reportable segment.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
The following sets forth unaudited pro forma financial information in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States assuming the acquisition discussed above took place at the beginning of each period presented. The unaudited pro forma results include certain adjustments as described in the notes below (in thousands, except per share data):
                 
    Year Ended
    December 31,
    2010   2009
     
Revenue
  $ 3,670,947     $ 3,285,399  
Income from continuing operations
    31,188       31,883  
Net Income
    22,461       17,614  
Income from continuing operations per share — diluted
  $ 0.44     $ 0.39  
                                                 
    Touchstone   Note   Brightpoint   Adjustments   Note   Consolidated
     
December 31, 2010                        
Revenue
  $ 125,548       (1 )   $ 3,593,239     $ (47,840 )     (2 )   $ 3,670,947  
Income from continuing operations
    (2,846 )     (1 )     38,845       (4,812 )     (3 )     31,188  
Net income (loss)
    (2,846 )     (1 )     30,118       (4,812 )     (3 )     22,461  
 
                                               
Weighted average shares outstanding — diluted
                    70,194                       70,194  
 
                                               
Income from continuing operations per share — diluted
                  $ 0.55                     $ 0.44  
 
                                               
December 31, 2009
                                               
Revenue
  $ 134,068             $ 3,166,579     $ (15,248 )     (2 )   $ 3,285,399  
Income from continuing operations
    (3,103 )             40,825       (5,839 )     (3 )     31,883  
Net income (loss)
    (3,103 )             26,556       (5,839 )     (3 )     17,614  
 
                                               
Weighted average shares outstanding — diluted
                    81,247                       81,247  
 
                                               
Income from continuing operations per share — diluted
                  $ 0.50                     $ 0.39  
Pro-forma adjustments
 
 
(1)   Results for Touchstone are included in the financial results of Brightpoint for the period December 24, 2010 — December 31, 2010, which consists of $2.0 million of revenue and an immaterial amount of income from continuing operations and net income.
 
(2)   To reclassify the cost of revenue that was historically presented by Touchstone on a gross basis to a net basis to conform to Accounting Standards Codification 605-45, Revenue Recognition Principal Agent Consideration and Brightpoint accounting policy.
 
(3)   To record the following:
    amortization of the finite-lived intangible assets recorded as a result of the acquisition of Touchstone,
 
    reversal of $2.9 million of acquisition expenses in 2010
 
    interest expense on borrowings used to finance the Touchstone acquisition, and
 
    income tax provision for the effect of the pro forma adjustments above based on statutory tax rates.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
4. Income Tax Expense
For financial reporting purposes, income from continuing operations before income taxes, by tax jurisdiction, is comprised of the following (in thousands):
                         
    Year ended December 31,
    2010   2009   2008
         
United States
  $ 5,911     $ 23,147     $ (3,349 )
Foreign
    45,931       12,245       (298,686 )
         
 
  $ 51,842     $ 35,392     $ (302,035 )
         
The reconciliation for 2010, 2009 and 2008 of income tax expense (benefit) computed at the U.S. Federal statutory tax rate to the Company’s effective income tax rate is as follows:
                         
    2010   2009   2008
         
Tax at U.S. Federal statutory rate
    35.0 %     35.0 %     34.0 %
State and local income taxes, net of U.S. Federal benefit
    (1.4 )     1.2       (0.2 )
Net benefit of tax on foreign operations
    (10.7 )     (16.5 )     (34.7 )
Release of valuation allowance
    (0.4 )     (26.6 )     (5.7 )
Other (1)
    2.6       (8.4 )     (1.1 )
         
Effective income tax rate
    25.1 %     (15.3 %)     (7.7 %)
         
 
(1)   Other is primarily comprised of the impact of permanent differences between income before income tax and taxable income.
Income tax expense for the year ended December 31, 2010 includes a $4.8 million benefit for the reversal of a valuation allowance on deferred tax assets that are now expected to be utilized. This benefit is offset by $3.1 million of tax expense related to valuation allowances on deferred tax assets resulting from net operating losses in certain countries that are no longer more likely than not to be utilized and $1.4 million of tax expense related to valuation allowances on foreign tax credits that are no longer expected to be utilized in the U.S.
Income tax benefit for the year ended December 31, 2009 includes a $10.9 million benefit for the reversal of a valuation allowance on certain foreign tax credit carryforwards in addition to a $5.4 million benefit from the reversal of a reserve on an uncertain tax position in Germany that became more likely than not to be sustained. Income tax benefit for the year ended December 31, 2009 is partially offset by $4.9 million in charges related to valuation allowances on deferred tax assets resulting from previous net operating losses in certain countries that are no longer more likely than not to be utilized.
Significant components of the provision for income tax expense (benefit) from continuing operations are as follows (in thousands):
                         
    Year ended December 31,
    2010   2009   2008
         
Current:
                       
Federal
  $ (3,000 )   $ 3,022     $ 166  
State
    (654 )     240       330  
Foreign
    8,970       10,825       21,218  
         
 
  $ 5,316     $ 14,087     $ 21,714  
         
Deferred:
                       
Federal
    6,897       (7,418 )     13,472  
State
    985       (1,175 )     173  
Foreign
    (201 )     (10,928 )     (11,944 )
         
 
    7,681       (19,521 )     1,701  
         
 
  $ 12,997     $ (5,434 )   $ 23,415  
         

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There was an immaterial amount of income tax expense recorded in discontinued operations in 2010. During 2009 and 2008 there was an income tax expense recorded in discontinued operations of $1.1 million, and $1.0 million.
Components of the Company’s net deferred tax assets are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    Year ended December 31,
    2010   2009
       
Deferred tax assets:
               
Current:
               
Allowance for doubtful accounts
  $ 1,429     $ 1,596  
Accrued liabilities and other
    13,505       16,162  
Net operating losses and other carryforwards
    4,104       4,370  
Valuation allowance
    (91 )     (1,055 )
Noncurrent:
               
Depreciation and other long-term assets
    10,630       11,424  
Unrealized losses in Other Comprehensive Income
    1,098       1,681  
Net operating losses and other carryforwards
    42,418       40,572  
Valuation allowance
    (28,562 )     (21,632 )
       
Total deferred tax assets
    44,531       53,118  
 
Deferred tax liabilities:
               
Current:
               
Other current liabilities
    (3,166 )     (1,461 )
Noncurrent:
               
Depreciation
    (326 )     (427 )
Other noncurrent liabilities
    (804 )     (927 )
Intangibles and long-term liabilities
    (26,432 )     (29,207 )
       
Total deferred tax liabilities
    (30,728 )     (32,022 )
       
Net deferred assets
  $ 13,803     $ 21,096  
       
Net operating loss and other carryforwards includes an asset of $7.2 million of additional foreign tax credit created during the year. This asset is completely offset by a valuation allowance. Income tax payments for continuing operations were $16.1 million, $13.1 million and $24.6 million in 2010, 2009 and 2008 respectively.
At December 31, 2010, the Company had foreign net operating loss carryforwards of approximately $136.9 million, of which approximately $36.7 million expire between 2010 and 2025 and $100.2 million have no expiration date. The Company also has U.S. foreign tax credits of $8.7 million of which $5.2 million expire during 2012 and $3.5 million expire between 2013 and 2020. The Company determined that a portion of the deferred tax asset related to net operating loss carryforwards and the entire deferred tax asset related to foreign tax credits are not likely to be realized, and a valuation allowance has been established against those assets to record it at its expected realizable value. United States income taxes have not been provided on accumulated but undistributed earnings of its non-U.S. subsidiaries as these earnings are considered to be indefinitely reinvested and, accordingly, no provision for U.S. federal or state income taxes or foreign withholding taxes has been made. Upon distribution of those earnings, the Company would be subject to U.S. income taxes (subject to a reduction for foreign tax credits) and withholding taxes payable to the various foreign countries. Determination of the unrecognized deferred tax liability related to these undistributed earnings is not practicable because of the complexities of its hypothetical calculation.
The Company’s unrecognized tax benefits for the period ending December 31, 2010, were $2.2 million ($0.2 in interest and penalties and $2.0 million of tax positions), which if recognized, would impact the effective tax rate. Interest and penalties related to income taxes are classified as tax expense. Accrued interest was $0.2 million and $0.1 million at December 31, 2010 and 2009. Interest recognized in the statement of operations for December 31, 2010 was $0.1 million. The Company’s accrued penalties were immaterial. A reconciliation of the beginning and ending amount of unrecognized tax benefits are as follows (in thousands):

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
                         
    2010     2009     2008  
         
Beginning balance
  $ 1,866     $ 1,671     $ 2,231  
Additions based on tax positions related to the current year
    13       759       200  
Additions for tax positions of prior years
    973       5,029       399  
Reductions for tax positions of prior years
          (504 )     (1,096 )
Lapse of statute of limitations
    (251 )     (213 )     (63 )
Settlements
    (620 )     (5,387 )      
Translation and Other
          511        
 
                 
Ending balance
  $ 1,981     $ 1,866     $ 1,671  
The Company and its subsidiaries file in the U.S. on a federal basis, and various state and foreign jurisdictions. The Company remains subject to examination within U.S. Federal and major state jurisdictions for years after 2006 and significant foreign tax jurisdictions for years after 2001. The Company does not anticipate that total unrecognized tax benefits will significantly change within the next 12 months.
5. Restructuring
The restructuring reserve balance as of December 31, 2009 was $6.0 million, which related to severance payments to be made as part of the global workforce reduction initiative included in the 2009 Spending and Debt Reduction Plan. The most significant reductions in the reserve were made in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division due to payments made related to the Company’s centralization and consolidation of services for the entities in that region. Reserve activity for the year ended December 31, 2010 for continuing operations is as follows (in thousands):
                                 
            Lease     Asset        
    Employee     Termination     Impairment        
    Terminations     Costs     Charges     Total  
Balance at December 31, 2009
  $ 5,634     $     $     $ 5,634  
 
Restructuring charge
    3,000       2,667       558       6,225  
Cash usage
    (4,888 )     (121 )     (565 )     (5,574 )
Foreign currency translation
    (252 )     44       7       (201 )
 
                       
Balance at December 31, 2010
  $ 3,494     $ 2,590     $     $ 6,084  
 
                       
Restructuring charge was $6.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. The restructuring charge consists of the following:
    $3.2 million of charges related to the termination of operating leases and the impairment of equipment related to the consolidation of warehouse facilities in the EMEA division.
 
    $3.0 million of severance charges in connection with additional workforce reduction that was included as part of the Company’s previously announced 2009 Spending and Debt Reduction Plan.
The Company continues to focus on optimizing the operating and financial structure of its EMEA division, which will result in additional opportunities to improve financial performance in this region. A main strategic component of this plan revolves around consolidating the Company’s current warehouse facilities and creating strategically located hubs or “Centers of Excellence” (supply chain delivery centers) to streamline operations. The first Center of Excellence is scheduled to be operational by the second quarter of 2011. Additionally, the Company continues to centralize and migrate many business support (or back office) functions in the EMEA region into a Shared Services Center. Both of these initiatives could result in future reductions in workforce and early lease terminations that would result in additional restructuring charges.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
6. Divestitures and Discontinued Operations
The Company records the results of operations and related disposal costs, gains and losses for significant components that the Company has abandoned or sold in discontinued operations for all periods presented. The consolidated statements of operations reflect the reclassification of the results of operations of the Company’s locally branded PC notebook business in Slovakia and the Company’s operations in Italy, France, Poland and Turkey to discontinued operations for all periods presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The Company exited its locally branded PC notebook business in the third quarter of 2008. The Company exited its Poland and Turkey operations in the first quarter of 2009, its France operation in the third quarter of 2009, and its Italy operation in the first quarter of 2010. There were no material impairments of tangible or intangible assets related to these discontinued operations, except for an $8.8 million write-down of inventory related to the locally branded PC notebook business in Slovakia.
Details of discontinued operations are as follows (in thousands):
                         
    Year Ended December 31,  
    2010     2009     2008  
Revenue
  $ 1,044     $ 44,942     $ 326,797  
 
                 
 
                       
Income (loss) from discontinued operations before income taxes
  $ (8,646 )   $ (12,617 )   $ (15,845 )
Income tax expense (benefit)
    35       1,129       1,042  
 
                 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (1)
  $ (8,681 )   $ (13,746 )   $ (16,887 )
 
                       
Gain (loss) on disposal from discontinued operations (2)
    (46 )     (523 )     584  
 
                 
 
                       
Total discontinued operations, net of income taxes
  $ (8,727 )   $ (14,269 )   $ (16,303 )
 
                 
 
(1)   Loss from discontinued operations for the year ended December 31, 2008 includes $8.8 million write-down of inventory related to the locally branded PC notebook business in Slovakia. There were no other impairments of any tangible or intangible assets related to this business.
 
(2)   Gain (loss) on disposal of discontinued operations for the years ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008 primarily relate to cumulative currency translation adjustments.
7. Property and Equipment
The components of property and equipment are as follows (in thousands):
                 
    December 31,  
    2010     2009  
Information systems equipment and software
  $ 132,568     $ 115,135  
Furniture and equipment
    40,373       39,813  
Leasehold & building improvements
    18,298       18,225  
Buildings
    37,886       22,282  
Land
    6,438       3,326  
 
           
 
    235,563       198,781  
Less accumulated depreciation
    (124,456 )     (116,453 )
 
           
 
  $ 111,107     $ 82,328  
 
           
Depreciation expense charged to continuing operations was $19.4 million, $18.3 million and $17.4 million in 2010, 2009 and 2008.
On December 15, 2010, the Company purchased a 533,000 square foot Center of Excellence facility located in Plainfield, Indiana for $18.4 million plus closing costs. The purchase was financed using availability on the Company’s Global Credit Facility.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
On October 16, 2009, the Company purchased its Americas division headquarters located in Plainfield, Indiana for $31.0 million plus closing costs and commissions from KPJV 501 Airtech Parkway, LLC. The Company had been the tenant in an operating lease for the property. The purchase was financed using availability on the Company’s Global Credit Facility.
8. Lease Arrangements
The Company leases certain of its offices and warehouse spaces as well as certain furniture and equipment under operating leases. Total rent expense charged to continuing operations for these operating leases was $14.2 million, $16.5 million and $19.4 million for 2010, 2009 and 2008. As discussed in Note 7 above, in October 2009 the Company purchased its Americas division headquarters. The Company had been the tenant in an operating lease for the property. Rent expense associated with the Company’s Americas division headquarters was approximately $2.6 million for 2009 and $3.2 million for 2008.
The aggregate future minimum payments on the above leases are as follows (in thousands):
         
Year ending December 31,        
2011
  $ 13,207  
2012
    9,435  
2013
    5,501  
2014
    3,867  
2015
    1,939  
Thereafter
    2,959  
 
     
 
  $ 36,908  
 
     
9. Borrowings
The table below summarizes the borrowings that were available to the Company as of December 31, 2010 (in thousands):
                                 
                    Letters of    
    Gross           Credit &   Net
    Availability   Outstanding   Guarantees   Availability
           
Global Credit Facility
    450,000       90,000       912       359,088  
Other
    46,500                   46,500  
     
Total
  $ 496,500     $ 90,000     $ 912     $ 405,588  
           
The Company had $2.4 million of guarantees that do not impact the Company’s net availability.
On November 23, 2010, the Company entered into the Fourth Amendment to its Credit Agreement dated as of February 16, 2007 and amended on July 31, 2007, November 20, 2007 and March 12, 2009. The Fourth Amendment, among other things, (i) increased the total borrowing capacity to $450 million from the prior capacity of approximately $394 million that was comprised of $94 million in term loan and $300 million in revolver capacity, (ii) resulted in the prepayment and elimination of all prior existing term debt component of approximately $94 million and increased the total capacity under the revolver from $300 million to $450 million, (iii) extended the maturity date until November 2015, (iv) provided for an interest rate of 2.75% over LIBOR and (v) replaced the covenants requiring a current ratio above 1.1 and an interest coverage ratio above 4.0 with a covenant requiring the Company to maintain a fixed charge ratio above 2.0. Consistent with the prior Credit Agreement, the amended agreement contains a covenant requiring a maximum leverage ratio below 3.0. As a result of the prepayment of existing term debt, the Company recorded a $0.6 million loss for the write off of unamortized deferred financing fees.
The Global Credit Facility bears interest at a base rate plus an adjustment based on the Company’s consolidated leverage ratio. The base rate for borrowings is LIBOR plus the applicable rate. The weighted average interest rate at December 31, 2010 including the effect of interest rate swaps was approximately 4.4%.
At December 31, 2010, the Company and its subsidiaries were in compliance with the covenants in each of its credit agreements. For the years ended December 31, 2010, 2009 and 2008, interest expense, which approximates cash payments of interest, was $9.2 million, $9.5 million and $21.7 million. Interest expense includes interest on outstanding debt, charges for accounts receivable factoring programs, fees paid for unused capacity on credit lines and amortization of deferred financing fees.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
The amended Senior Global Credit Facility expires in November 2015, at which all outstanding amounts will be due.
10. Guarantees
Guarantees are recorded at fair value and disclosed, even when the likelihood of making any payments under such guarantees is remote.
In some circumstances, the Company purchases inventory with payment terms requiring letters of credit. As of December 31, 2010, the Company has issued $3.3 million in standby letters of credit. These standby letters of credit are generally issued for a one-year term. The underlying obligations for which these letters of credit have been issued are recorded in the financial statements at their full value. Should the Company fail to pay its obligation to one or all of these suppliers, the suppliers may draw on the standby letter of credit issued for them. As of December 31, 2010 the maximum future payments under these letters of credit are $3.3 million.
The Company has entered into indemnification agreements with its officers and directors, to the extent permitted by law, pursuant to which the Company has agreed to reimburse its officers and directors for legal expenses in the event of litigation and regulatory matters. The terms of these indemnification agreements provide for no limitation to the maximum potential future payments. The Company has a directors and officers insurance policy that may, in certain instances, mitigate the potential liability and payments.
11. Shareholder’s Equity
The Company has authorized 1.0 million shares of preferred stock, which remain unissued. The Board of Directors has not yet determined the preferences, qualifications, relative voting or other rights of the authorized shares of preferred stock.
Treasury Stock
As of December 31, 2010 the Company has repurchased a total of 22.9 million shares of its common stock at a weighted average price of $7.17 totaling $164.2 million.
On July 28, 2009 the Company announced that its Board of Directors approved the repurchase of up to $50 million of Brightpoint common shares (the Share Repurchase Program). On October 1, 2009 the Company entered into a settlement agreement with NC Telecom Holding A/S (NC Holding), which provided for Brightpoint to purchase 3 million shares of Brightpoint common stock from NC Holding for $15.5 million. These shares were purchased under the Share Repurchase Program. Under the settlement agreement, the Company’s indemnification claims previously made against NC Holding pursuant to the 2007 Dangaard Telecom acquisition agreement were settled. The Company recorded a non-cash settlement gain of approximately $7.7 million as a result of the settlement agreement, which represented the difference between the price paid for the 3 million shares and the fair value of the shares.
In January 2010, the Board of Directors approved the increase of the Company’s Share Repurchase Program by $30 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $80 million. On January 15, 2010 the Company repurchased 9.2 million shares of Brightpoint common stock from Partner Escrow Holding A/S, an affiliate of NC Telecom Holding A/S (f/k/a Dangaard Holding A/S) for $6.20 per share, for an aggregate of $57.3 million, as part of the program. After this repurchase, Partner Escrow Holding A/S does not own any Brightpoint stock. On February 22, 2010, the Board of Directors approved the increase of the Share Repurchase Program by $25 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $105 million. On November 9, 2010, the Board of Directors approved an increase of the share repurchase program by an additional $25 million, allowing aggregate share repurchases of up to $130 million and extended the expiration date of the program to December 31, 2012.
Through December 31, 2010 the Company had repurchased 15.4 million Brightpoint shares worth an aggregate of approximately $101.1 million for approximately $93.4 million in cash and at an average purchase price of $6.07 per share under the Share Repurchase Program.
Repurchases may be made from time to time through open market, by block purchase, negotiated transactions, or other transactions managed by broker-dealers. This is the only share repurchase program currently in place. After the above repurchases and increases in the allowance for repurchases, the Company has approximately $36.6 million available under

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the Share Repurchase Program. The Company believes that it will have sufficient liquidity to complete the Share Repurchase Program.
12. Legal Proceedings and Contingencies
LN Eurocom
On September 11, 2008 LN Eurocom (“LNE”) filed a lawsuit in the City Court of Frederiksberg, Denmark against Brightpoint Smartphone A/S and Brightpoint International A/S, each a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (collectively, “Smartphone”). The lawsuit alleges that Smartphone breached a contract relating to call center services performed or to be performed by LNE. The total amount now claimed is approximately 13 million DKK (approximately $2.3 million as of December 31, 2010). Smartphone disputes this claim and intends to vigorously defend this matter.
Fleggaard group of companies
The former headquarters of Dangaard Telecom was located in premises rented from a member of the Fleggaard group of companies, which was a former shareholder of Dangaard Telecom. A fire in March 2006 caused by another tenant in the building destroyed the headquarters and Dangaard Telecom had to leave the building while awaiting renovation of its space. Because of Fleggaard’s failure to renovate the space, Dangaard Telecom terminated the lease. Fleggaard has disputed the lease termination and claimed $1.4 million in damages. On August 20, 2010, the trial court ruled that Fleggaard took measures to renovate the building within a reasonable time period, that Fleggaard was not in material breach of the lease and that Dangaard Telecom’s termination of the lease was not valid. Following the trial court’s ruling, the parties agreed to settle the lawsuit for the payment of approximately $0.9 million to Fleggaard. This loss was recorded in a separate line item in the consolidated statements of operations.
Norwegian tax authorities
Dangaard Telecom’s subsidiary, Dangaard Telecom Norway AS Group, received notice from the Norwegian tax authorities regarding tax claims in connection with certain capital gains. The Norwegian tax authorities have claimed $2.7 million. Dangaard Telecom Norway AS Group has disputed this claim; however, the Norwegian Tax Authorities ruled against Dangaard Telecom Norway AS in April 2008. On February 3, 2009, the Norwegian Tax Authorities determined that the capital gains were within Brightpoint Norway’s core business and, therefore, that Brightpoint Norway was responsible for tax on the gain in the amount of 8.1 million NOK (approximately $1.4 million as of December 31, 2010). On February 19, 2010 the magistrate hearing the appeal ruled in favor of the Norwegian Tax Authorities. Brightpoint Norway has filed its appeal of this determination by the initiation of court proceedings to a higher authority. The former shareholders of Dangaard Telecom agreed to indemnify Dangaard Holding with respect to 80% of this claim when Dangaard Holding acquired Dangaard Telecom, and Dangaard Holding agreed in the purchase agreement with the Company to transfer and assign these indemnification rights to the Company (or enforce them on the Company’s behalf if such transfer or assignment is not permitted).
German tax authorities
Dangaard Telecom’s subsidiary, Dangaard Telecom Germany Holding GmbH, received notice from the German tax authorities regarding tax claims in connection with the deductibility of certain stock adjustments and various fees during the period 1998 to 2002. Dangaard Telecom Germany Holding GmbH agreed to pay part of the claim, and the current amount in dispute is $1.8 million. Dangaard Telecom Germany Holding GmbH continues to dispute this claim and intends to defend this matter vigorously. The former shareholders of Dangaard Telecom are obliged to indemnify Dangaard Holding with respect to any such tax claims. Due to the claim’s limited size, however, it will be below an agreed upon threshold, therefore the indemnification would not be activated by this claim if no other claims for indemnification have been or are asserted.
Sofaer Global Hedge Fund
In September 2009, Sofaer Global Hedge Fund (“Sofaer GHF”) filed a complaint against Brightpoint, Inc. and Brightpoint’s CEO Robert Laikin (“Laikin”) in the U.S. District Court in Indiana alleging that Laikin made materially false and misleading statements to Michael Sofaer (“Sofaer”), the head of Sofaer GHF. The central allegation is that Sofaer GHF reasonably and detrimentally relied upon Laikin’s statements in making a $10 million loan to Chinatron Group Holdings Ltd., a company that owed money to Brightpoint and in which John Maclean Arnott is the Managing Director. Sofaer GHF brought the action for damages resulting from Brightpoint’s alleged fraudulent misrepresentations and based upon their alleged detrimental reliance (promissory estoppel) upon these statements, from which Brightpoint is claimed to have benefited. The Company disputes these claims and intends to vigorously defend this matter.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Drillisch
On January 29, 2010, Drillisch AG (“Drillisch”) commenced litigation against Brightpoint Germany GmbH (“Brightpoint Germany”) with the Krefeld District Court seeking approximately EUR 1.8 million in damages. Drillisch claimed Brightpoint Germany failed to provide Drillisch credits for Brightpoint Germany’s alleged failure to achieve certain outbound shipping service levels it claims Brightpoint Germany owed to it and several of its affiliates in connection with Brightpoint Germany’s performance of logistic services. In November 2010, the parties entered into a settlement agreement resolving all of the claims.
DiBardi/Bardi/Fortis
In July 2009, Fortis Commercial Finance, SPA (“Fortis”) commenced proceedings against Brightpoint Italy, Srl (“Brightpoint Italy”) in the Courts of Milan, Italy. Fortis sought a declaration of debt and an injunction decree requiring precautionary payment by Brightpoint Italy Srl in the amount of EUR 840,000 (approximately $1.1 million as of December 31, 2010). Fortis claims that Brightpoint Italy failed to pay amounts owed under a supply agreement with Di Bardi, Srl (“DiBardi”) and that this debt claim was then assigned by DiBardi to Fortis. In April 2010 the Courts of Milan ruled in favor of Fortis on its claim for precautionary payment ahead of a hearing on the merits. At the current time, Fortis’ claim for precautionary payment is fully enforceable against Brightpoint Italy but has not been paid. A hearing on the merits of the claim was held in December 2010. DiBardi failed to appear. The Courts of Milan took note of the absence and decreed deadlines for lodging a plea amending parties’ requests/exceptions, lodging a plea replying to parties’ request/exceptions and requesting all evidence, and lodging a plea replying to evidence requested by the other party. The next hearing is scheduled to occur on June 21, 2011 for discussion of the evidence. Brightpoint Italy intends to vigorously defend this matter.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
13. Quarterly Results of Operations (Unaudited)
                                 
2010   First   Second   Third   Fourth
 
Revenue
  $ 795,287     $ 788,620     $ 889,029     $ 1,120,305  
Gross profit
    72,179       71,000       76,486       94,960  
Income from continuing operations
    4,726       7,269       11,437       15,413  
Net income
    1,449       2,992       9,805       15,873  
Net income attributable to common shareholders
    1,449       2,992       9,805       15,873  
Earnings per share-basic:
                               
Income from continuing operations
  $ 0.07     $ 0.10     $ 0.16     $ 0.23  
Net income
  $ 0.02     $ 0.04     $ 0.14     $ 0.24  
Earnings per share-diluted:
                               
Income from continuing operations
  $ 0.07     $ 0.10     $ 0.16     $ 0.22  
Net income
  $ 0.02     $ 0.04     $ 0.14     $ 0.23  
                                 
2009   First   Second   Third   Fourth
 
Revenue
  $ 688,733     $ 707,661     $ 865,667     $ 904,518  
Gross profit
    60,365       60,054       73,078       81,029  
Income (loss) from continuing operations
    (2,126 )     3,146       18,419       21,385  
Net income (loss)
    (3,073 )     167       11,170       18,292  
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders
    (3,073 )     167       11,170       18,292  
Earnings per share-basic:
                               
Income (loss) from continuing operations
  $ (0.03 )   $ 0.04     $ 0.23     $ 0.27  
Net income (loss)
  $ (0.04 )   $     $ 0.14     $ 0.23  
Earnings per share-diluted:
                               
Income (loss) from continuing operations
  $ (0.03 )   $ 0.04     $ 0.22     $ 0.27  
Net income (loss)
  $ (0.04 )   $     $ 0.13     $ 0.23  
The quarterly consolidated results of operations reflect the reclassification of the results of operations of the Company’s Italy and France businesses to discontinued operations for all periods presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The Company exited its Italy operations in the first quarter of 2010 and its France operation in the third quarter of 2009.
Note: Information in any one quarterly period should not be considered indicative of annual results due to the effects of seasonality on the Company’s business in certain markets. The 2010 information presented above reflects:
    the restructuring charges as more fully described in Note 5 to the Consolidated Financial Statements;
 
    $2.9 million of acquisition expenses related to the purchase of Touchstone;
 
    $3.1 million income tax expense related to valuation allowances on deferred tax assets resulting from previous net operating losses in Colombia, Denmark, and Belgium that are no longer expected to be utilized and $1.4 million of income tax expense related to valuation allowances on foreign tax credits that are no longer expected to be utilized in the U.S.;
 
    and a $4.8 million income tax benefit for the reversal of valuation allowances on deferred tax assets that are now expected to be utilized.
The 2009 information presented above includes a $7.7 million non-cash, non-taxable gain on the settlement of an indemnification claim with Nordic Capital in the fourth quarter.
Prior to the fourth quarter of 2009, the Company reported revenue for the sales of prepaid airtime under certain agreements using the gross method (based on the full sales price of the airtime to its customers). This change only impacts the reporting of revenue and cost of revenue and does not impact gross profit. Below summarizes the Company’s revenue for the first three quarters of 2009 had the revenue from these agreements been reported on a net basis for each period:
                         
2009   First   Second   Third
 
Revenue
  $ 671,989     $ 688,054     $ 843,757  
Gross profit
    60,365       60,054       73,078  

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14. Accounts Receivable Factoring
The Company has agreements with unrelated third-parties for the factoring of specific accounts receivable in Germany and Spain in order to reduce the amount of working capital required to fund such receivables. The Company’s Credit Agreement permits the factoring of up to $150 million of receivables in operations outside of the U.S. The factoring of accounts receivable under these agreements are accounted for as a sale in accordance with ASC 860, Transfers and Servicing, and accordingly, are accounted for as an off-balance sheet arrangement. Proceeds on the transfer reflect the face value of the account less a discount. The discount is recorded as a charge in “Interest, net” in the Consolidated Statement of Operations in the period of the sale.
Net funds received reduced accounts receivable outstanding while increasing cash. The Company is the collection agent on behalf of the third party for the arrangement and has no significant retained interests or servicing liabilities related to the accounts receivable that have been sold. The Company has obtained credit insurance on the majority of the factored accounts receivable to mitigate credit risk. The risk of loss is limited to factored accounts receivable not covered by credit insurance, which is immaterial.
A previous factoring agreement in Germany terminated in July 2009. A new factoring agreement in Germany was signed in December 2010 allowing up to approximately $30.0 million in factored receivables.
At December 31, 2010, the Company had sold $28.4 million of accounts receivable pursuant to these agreements, which represents the face amount of total outstanding receivables at those dates. At December 31, 2009, the Company had sold $5.0 million of accounts receivable under the factoring agreement in Spain. Fees paid pursuant to these agreements were $0.1 million and $0.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009.
15. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (loss)
The components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are as follows (in thousands):
                         
    2010     2009     2008  
Currency translation of foreign investments
  $ 23,899     $ 18,562     $ 269  
Unrealized loss on derivative instruments, net of tax
    (1,309 )     (2,064 )     (2,817 )
Pension benefit obligation, net of tax
    (820 )     (760 )     (560 )
 
                 
Total accumulated other comprehensive income (loss):
  $ 21,770     $ 15,738     $ (3,108 )
 
                 
16. Subsequent Events
On February 17, 2011, the Company entered into an agreement to purchase a 264,000 square foot Center of Excellence in Reno, Nevada for $11.7 million plus closing costs. The purchase was financed using availability on the Company’s Global Credit Facility.

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
To the Board of Directors and Shareholders
Brightpoint, Inc.
We have audited the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets of Brightpoint, Inc. as of December 31, 2010 and 2009, and the related Consolidated Statements of Operations, Shareholders’ Equity and Cash Flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2010. Our audits also include the financial statement schedule listed in Item 15(a)(2). These financial statements and schedule are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and schedule based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Brightpoint, Inc. as of December 31, 2010 and 2009 and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2010, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Also, in our opinion, the related financial statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly in all material respects the financial information set forth therein.
We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), Brightpoint, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2010, based on the criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated February 25, 2011 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.
(ERNST & YOUNG LLP)
Indianapolis, Indiana
February 25, 2011

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
To the Board of Directors and Shareholders
Brightpoint, Inc.
We have audited Brightpoint, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2010, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (the COSO criteria). Brightpoint, Inc.’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting, and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material misstatement exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
In our opinion, Brightpoint, Inc. maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2010, based on the COSO criteria.
We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the Consolidated Balance Sheets of Brightpoint, Inc. as of December 31, 2010 and 2009 and the related Consolidated Statements of Operations, Shareholders’ Equity, and Cash Flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2010 and the financial statement schedule listed in Item 15(a)(2) of Brightpoint, Inc. and our report dated February 25, 2011 expressed an unqualified opinion thereon.
(ERNST & YOUNG LLP)
Indianapolis, Indiana
February 25, 2011

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Item 9. Changes in and disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.
None.
Item 9A. Controls and Procedures.
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
The Company, under the supervision and with the participation of its management, including its Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer has evaluated the effectiveness of its disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) as of the end of the period covered by this annual report on Form 10-K. Based on that evaluation, the Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer have concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective.
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
The Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer also conducted an evaluation of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(f)) (“Internal Control”) to determine whether any changes in Internal Control occurred during the quarter ended December 31, 2010 that have materially affected or which are reasonably likely to materially affect Internal Control. Based on that evaluation, there has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the most recently completed fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, internal control over financial reporting.
Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
Management evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2010 using the criteria set forth in Internal Control — Integrated Framework founded by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on this evaluation, management of Brightpoint, Inc. has concluded that the Company’s internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2010.
The management of Brightpoint, Inc. is responsible for the preparation and integrity of the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements, establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting for the Company and all related information appearing in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. The Company maintains accounting and internal control systems which are intended to provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded against loss from unauthorized use or disposition, transactions are executed in accordance with management’s authorization and accounting records are reliable for preparing financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. A staff of internal auditors regularly monitors, on a worldwide basis, the adequacy and effectiveness of internal accounting controls. The Vice-President of Internal Audit reports directly to the audit committee of the board of directors.
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting can provide only reasonable assurance that the objectives of the control system are met and may not prevent or detect misstatements. In addition, any evaluation of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting in future periods is subject to risk that those internal controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
The financial statements for each of the years covered in this Annual Report on Form 10-K have been audited by independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP. Additionally, Ernst & Young LLP has provided an independent assessment as to the fairness of the financial statements and an attestation report on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2010.

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Audit Committee Oversight
The Board of Directors has appointed an Audit Committee whose current three members are not employees of the Company. The Board of Directors has also adopted a written charter that establishes the roles and responsibilities of the Audit Committee. Pursuant to its charter, the Audit Committee meets with certain members of management, internal audit and the independent auditors to review the results of their work and satisfy itself that its responsibilities are being properly discharged. The independent auditors have full and free access to the Audit Committee and have discussions with the Audit Committee regarding appropriate matters, with and without management present.
Item 9B. Other Information.
None.

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PART III
Item 10. Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant.
The information required by this item is incorporated by reference to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement related to the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in 2011, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than 120 days following the end of the 2010 fiscal year.
Code of Business Conduct
We have adopted a Code of Business Conduct that applies to our employees, including our Directors and Executive Officers. Copies of our Code of Business Conduct are available on our website (www.brightpoint.com) and are also available without charge upon written request directed to Investor Relations, Brightpoint, Inc., 7635 Interactive Way, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278. If we make changes to our Code of Business Conduct in any material respect or waive any provision of the Code of Business Conduct for any of our Directors or Executive Officers, we expect to provide the public with notice of any such change or waiver by publishing a description of such event on our corporate website, www.brightpoint.com, or by other appropriate means as required by applicable rules of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Item 11. Executive Compensation.
The information required by this item is incorporated by reference to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement related to the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in 2011, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than 120 days following the end of the 2010 fiscal year.
Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Shareholder Matters.
The information required by this item is incorporated by reference to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement related to the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in 2011, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than 120 days following the end of the 2010 fiscal year.
Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.
The information required by this item is incorporated by reference to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement related to the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in 2011, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than 120 days following the end of the 2010 fiscal year.
Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services.
The information required by this item is incorporated by reference to the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement related to the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held in 2011, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than 120 days following the end of the 2010 fiscal year.

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PART IV
Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.
(a) (1) Financial Statements
The consolidated financial statements of Brightpoint, Inc. are filed as part of this report under Item 8.
(a) (2) Financial Statement Schedules
Schedule II — Valuation and Qualifying Accounts
All other schedules are omitted because they are not applicable or the required information is shown in the financial statements or notes thereto.
(a) (3) Exhibits
     
Exhibit    
Number   Description
2.1
  Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of the entire issued share capital of Brightpoint (Ireland) Limited dated February 19, 2004(11)
 
   
2.2
  Plan and Agreement of Merger between Brightpoint, Inc. and Brightpoint Indiana Corp. dated April 23, 2004(13)
 
   
2.3
  Agreement for the Sale and Purchase of 100% of the Securities of Brightpoint France and Transfer of Shareholder Loan(24)
 
   
2.4
  Stock Purchase Agreement by and between Brightpoint Holdings B.V. and John Alexander Du Plessis Currie, the sole shareholder of Persequor Limited effective as of January 1, 2006(25)
 
   
2.5
  Asset Purchase Agreement dated December 18, 2006 by and among 2601 Metropolis Corp., CellStar Corporation, National Auto Center, Inc., CellStar Ltd. and CellStar Fulfillment Ltd.(27)
 
   
2.6
  Stock Purchase Agreement dated February 19, 2007 as amended on April 19, 2007, May 17, 2007 and June 15, 2007 by and among Brightpoint, Inc., Dangaard Holding A/S, Dangaard Telecom A/S and Nordic Capital Fund VI (for purposes of Sections 6.16 and 12.14 only), consisting of: Nordic Capital VI Alpha, L.P., Nordic Capital Beta, L.P., NC VI Limited and Nordic Industries Limited and First, Second and Third Amendments thereto. (31)
 
   
3.1
  Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of Brightpoint, Inc. (formerly Brightpoint Indiana Corp.)(16)
 
   
3.2
  Amended and Restated By-Laws of Brightpoint, Inc. as amended (formerly Brightpoint Indiana Corp.)(34)
 
   
4.1
  Indenture between the Company and the Chase Manhattan Bank, as Trustee dated as of March 11, 1998 (2)
 
   
4.2
  Termination Agreement effective as of January 1, 2006 terminating the Shareholders Agreement by and among Brightpoint India Private Limited, Brightpoint Holdings B.V. and Persequor Limited dated as of November 1, 2003, as amended(25)
 
   
4.1
  Shareholder Agreement dated as of July 31, 2007 by and among Brightpoint, Inc. and Dangaard Holding A/S. (32)
 
   
4.3
  Registration Rights Agreement dated as of July 31, 2007 by and among Brightpoint, Inc. and Dangaard Holding A/S. (32)
 
   
10.1
  Rights Agreement, dated as of February 20, 1997, between Brightpoint, Inc. and Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Company, as Rights Agent(1)
 
   
10.1.1
  Amendment Number 1 to the Rights Agreement by and between Brightpoint, Inc. and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as Rights Agent, appointing American Stock Transfer & Trust Company dated as of January 4, 1999(4)
 
   
10.1.2
  Amendment Number 2 to the Rights Agreement by and between Brightpoint, Inc. and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as Rights Agent, dated as of April 12, 2004(15)
 
   
10.1.3
  Amendment Number 3 to the Rights Agreement by and between Brightpoint, Inc. and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as Rights Agent, dated as of February 3, 2009 (38)
 
   
10.2
  1996 Stock Option Plan, as amended(8)*
 
   
10.3
  Employee Stock Purchase Plan(5)
 
   
10.4
  Brightpoint, Inc. 401(k) Plan (2001 Restatement)(9)
 
   
10.5
  First Amendment to the Brightpoint, Inc. 401(k) Plan effective January 1, 2002(9)
 
   
10.6
  Brightpoint, Inc. 401(k) Plan, effective October 1, 2002(10)
 
   
10.7
  Brightpoint, Inc. Amended and Restated 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan (as adjusted for 3 for 2 stock splits in September and December 2005 and for a 6 for 5 stock split in May 2006 and as amended by a vote of the shareholders on July 31, 2007, May 13, 2008 and May 5, 2009) (35)*
 
   
10.7.1
  Form of Stock Option Agreement pursuant to 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan between the Company and Executive Grantee(12)*
 
   
10.7.2
  Form of Stock Option Agreement pursuant to 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan between the Company and Non-executive Grantee(12)*

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Exhibit    
Number   Description
10.7.3
  Form of Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement between the Company and Grantee(41)*
 
   
10.7.4
  Form of Executive Stock Option Agreement with Forfeiture Provision(19)*
 
   
10.7.5
  Form of Executive Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement with Forfeiture Provision(41)*
 
   
10.8
  Amended and Restated Independent Director Stock Compensation Plan(14)*
 
   
10.9
  Form of Indemnification Agreement between the Company and Officers(12)
 
   
10.9.2
  Indemnification Agreement between Brightpoint and Mr. V. William Hunt dated February 11, 2004(11)
 
   
10.10
  Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Robert J. Laikin dated July 1, 1999(6)*
 
   
10.10.1
  Amendment No. 1 dated January 1, 2001 to the Amended and Restated Agreement between the Company and Robert J. Laikin dated July 1, 1999(7)*
 
   
10.10.2
  Amendment No. 2 dated January 1, 2003 to Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Robert J. Laikin dated July 1, 1999(10)*
 
   
10.10.3
  Amendment No. 3 dated January 1, 2004 to Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Robert J. Laikin dated July 1, 1999(11)*
 
   
10.10.4
  Amendment No. 4 dated April 7, 2005 to Amended and restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Robert J. Laikin dated July 1, 1999(20)*
 
   
10.10.5
  Amendment No. 5 dated December 30, 2008 to Amended and restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Robert J. Laikin dated July 1, 1999(37)*
 
   
10.11
  Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and J. Mark Howell dated July 1, 1999(6)*
 
   
10.11.1
  Amendment No. 1 dated January 1, 2001 to the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and J. Mark Howell dated July 1, 1999(7)*
 
   
10.11.2
  Amendment No. 2 dated January 1, 2003 to Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and J. Mark Howell dated July 1, 1999 (10)*
 
   
10.11.3
  Amendment No. 3 dated January 1, 2004 to Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and J. Mark Howell dated July 1, 1999 (11)*
 
   
10.11.4
  Amendment No. 4 dated April 7, 2005 to Amended and restated Employment Agreement between the Company and J. Mark Howell dated July 1, 1999(20)*
 
   
10.11.5
  Amendment No. 5 dated December 30, 2008 to Amended and restated Employment Agreement between the Company and J. Mark Howell dated July 1, 1999(37)*
 
   
10.12
  Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Steven E. Fivel dated July 1, 1999(6)*
 
   
10.12.1
  Amendment No. 1 dated January 1, 2001 to the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Steven E. Fivel dated July 1, 1999(7)*
 
   
10.12.2
  Amendment No. 2 dated January 1, 2002 to the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Steven E. Fivel dated July 1, 1999(9)*
 
   
10.12.3
  Amendment No. 3 dated January 1, 2003 to Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Steven E. Fivel dated July 1, 1999(10)*
 
   
10.12.4
  Amendment No. 4 dated January 1, 2004 to Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Steven E. Fivel dated July 1, 1999(11)*
 
   
10.12.5
  Amendment No. 5 dated April 7, 2005 to Amended and restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Steven E. Fivel dated July 1, 1999(20)*
 
   
10.12.6
  Amendment No. 6 dated December 30, 2008 to Amended and restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Steven E. Fivel dated July 1, 1999(37)*
 
   
10.13
  Lease Agreement between the Company and Airtech Parkway Associates, LLC, dated September 18, 1998(3)
 
   
10.14
  Lease Agreement between Wireless Fulfillment Services, LLC and Harbour Properties, LLC, dated April 25, 2000(7)
 
   
10.15
  Lease Agreement between Brightpoint North America, L.P. and DP Industrial, LLC, dated as of October 1, 2004(17)
 
   
10.16
  Lease Agreement between Wireless Fulfillment Services, LLC and Perpetual Trustee Company Limited, dated November 10, 2004(18)
 
   
10.17
  Credit Agreement dated February 16, 2007 by and among Brightpoint, Inc. (and certain of its subsidiaries identified therein), Banc of America Securities LLC, as sole lead arranger and book manager, General Electric Capital Corporation, as syndication agent, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., as documentation agent, Bank of America, N.A., as administration agent, and the other lenders party thereto(28)*
 
   
10.17.1
  Commitment Increase Agreement dated as of March 30, 2007 among Brightpoint, Inc. (and certain of its subsidiaries identified therein), the guarantors identified therein, the lenders identified therein, and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent(30)
 
   
10.17.2
  First Amendment dated July 31, 2007 to Credit Agreement dated February 16, 2007 by and among the Brightpoint, Inc. (and certain of its subsidiaries identified therein), Banc of America Securities LLC, as sole lead arranger and book manager, General Electric Capital Corporation, as syndication agent, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., as documentation agent, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as documentation agent, Bank of America, N.A., as administration agent, and the other lenders party thereto. (32)
 
   
10.17.3
  Third Amendment, dated March 12, 2009 to the Credit Agreement dated February 16, 2007 by and among Brightpoint, Inc. (and certain of its subsidiaries identified therein), Bank of America, N.A., as administration agent, and the other lenders party thereto (39)

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Exhibit    
Number   Description
10.17.4
  Fourth Amendment, dated November 23, 2010 to the Credit Agreement dated February 16, 2007 by and among Brightpoint, Inc. (and certain of its subsidiaries identified therein), Bank of America, N.A., as administration agent, and the other lenders party thereto (45)
 
   
10.18
  Amended and Restated Agreement for Supplemental Executive Retirement Benefit dated as of January 18, 2006 by and between Robert J. Laikin and Brightpoint, Inc.(22)*
 
   
10.19
  Amended and Restated Agreement for Supplemental Executive Retirement Benefit dated as of January 18, 2006 by and between J. Mark Howell and Brightpoint, Inc.(22)*
 
   
10.20
  Amended and Restated Agreement for Supplemental Executive Retirement Benefit dated as of January 18, 2006 by and between Steven E. Fivel and Brightpoint, Inc.(22)*
 
   
10.21
  Restricted Stock Award Agreement Pursuant to the 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan of Brightpoint, Inc. dated as of April 7, 2005 between Brightpoint, Inc. and Robert J. Laikin(20)*
 
   
10.22
  Restricted Stock Award Agreement Pursuant to the 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan of Brightpoint, Inc. dated as of April 7, 2005 between Brightpoint, Inc. and J. Mark Howell(20)*
 
   
10.23
  Restricted Stock Award Agreement Pursuant to the 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan of Brightpoint, Inc. dated as of April 7, 2005 between Brightpoint, Inc. and Steven E. Fivel(20)*
 
   
10.24
  Employment Agreement between Brightpoint, Inc. and Vincent Donargo dated as of November 9, 2006(29)*
 
   
10.24.1
  Amendment No. 1 dated December 30, 2008 to Employment Agreement between Brightpoint, Inc. and Vincent Donargo dated November 6, 2006(37)*
 
   
10.25
  Amended and Restated Employment Agreement dated as of May 6, 2009 between the Company and Anthony Boor (21)*
 
   
10.25.1
  Agreement for Supplemental Executive Retirement Benefit dated as of May 6, 2009 between the Company and Anthony Boor (21)*
 
   
10.26
  Lease Agreement between the Brightpoint North America L.P. and Opus North Corporation, dated February 9, 2006(23)
 
   
10.27
  Lease Agreement between Brightpoint Services, LLC and Louisville United, LLC(26)
 
   
10.28
  Employment Agreement dated February 23, 2006 between Brightpoint Asia Limited and John Alexander Du Plessis Currie(25)*
 
   
10.29
  Restricted Stock Award Agreement dated February 23, 2006 between Brightpoint, Inc. and John Alexander Du Plessis Currie(25)*
 
   
10.30
  Termination Agreement effective as of January 1, 2006 terminating the Management Services Agreement by and between Brightpoint Asia Limited and Persequor Limited originally dated as of August 7, 2002, as amended and extended on July 1, 2004(25)
 
   
10.31
  Termination Agreement effective as of January 1, 2006 terminating the Management Services Agreement by and between Brightpoint India Private Limited and Persequor Limited dated November 1, 2003, as amended(25)