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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-Q
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(Mark One)
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended May 31, 2018
OR
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission File No. 1-11288 
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ACTUANT CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Wisconsin
 
39-0168610
(State of incorporation)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Id. No.)
N86 W12500 WESTBROOK CROSSING
MENOMONEE FALLS, WISCONSIN 53051
Mailing address: P. O. Box 3241, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
(Address of principal executive offices)
(262) 293-1500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or emerging growth company. See definition of “accelerated filer,” “large accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer
 
x
 
Accelerated filer
 
¨
Non-accelerated filer
 
¨ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Smaller reporting company
 
¨
Emerging growth company
 
¨
 
 
 
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.     Yes  ¨    No  ¨ 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.):    Yes  ¨    No  x
The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s Class A Common Stock as of June 30, 2018 was 60,895,118.
 
 
 
 
 



TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AND CAUTIONARY FACTORS
This quarterly report on Form 10-Q contains certain statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding expected financial results and other planned events, including, but not limited to, anticipated liquidity, anticipated restructuring costs and related savings, anticipated future charges and capital expenditures. Words such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “plan,” “project” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future events or results may differ materially from these statements. We disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or any other reason.
The following is a list of factors, among others, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements:
economic uncertainty or a prolonged economic downturn;
end market conditions in the industrial, oil & gas, energy, power generation, infrastructure, commercial construction, truck, automotive, specialty vehicle, mining and agriculture industries;
competition in the markets we serve and market acceptance of existing and new products;
a material disruption at a significant manufacturing facility;
our ability to successfully identify and integrate acquisitions and realize anticipated benefits/results from acquired companies;
divestitures and/or discontinued operations including retained liabilities from businesses that we sell;
operating margin risk due to competitive pricing, operating inefficiencies, production levels and material, labor, overhead cost and tariff increases;
our international operations present special risks, primarily from currency exchange rate fluctuations, exposure to local economic and political conditions, export and import restrictions and controls on repatriation of cash;
regulatory and legal developments including changes to United States taxation rules, conflict mineral supply chain compliance, environmental laws and governmental climate change initiatives;
the potential for a non-cash asset impairment charge, if operating performance or the outlook for one or more of our businesses were to fall significantly below current levels;
our ability to execute restructuring actions and the realization of anticipated cost savings from those restructuring actions and cost reduction efforts;

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a significant failure in information technology (IT) infrastructure and systems, unauthorized access to financial and other sensitive data or cybersecurity threats;
due to the assembly nature of our operations we purchase a significant amount of components from suppliers and our reliance on suppliers involves certain risks;
litigation, including product liability and warranty claims;
inadequate intellectual property protection or if our products are deemed to infringe on the intellectual property of others;
our level of indebtedness, ability to comply with the financial and other covenants in our debt agreements and fluctuations in interest rates; and
numerous other matters including those of a political, economic, business, competitive and regulatory nature contained from time to time in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings, including, but not limited to, those factors listed in the "Risk Factors" section within Item 1A of Part I of the Form 10-K filed with the SEC on October 26, 2017.
When used herein, the terms “Actuant,” “we,” “us,” “our” and the “Company” refer to Actuant Corporation and its subsidiaries. Actuant Corporation provides free-of-charge access to its Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and all amendments thereto, through its website, www.actuant.com, as soon as reasonably practical after such reports are electronically filed with the SEC.


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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1—Financial Statements
ACTUANT CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended May 31,
 
Nine Months Ended May 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Net sales
$
317,096

 
$
295,427

 
$
881,216

 
$
820,089

Cost of products sold
200,587

 
192,623

 
574,100

 
536,892

Gross profit
116,509

 
102,804

 
307,116

 
283,197

Selling, administrative and engineering expenses
77,570

 
70,051

 
220,550

 
205,609

Amortization of intangible assets
5,184

 
5,037

 
15,483

 
15,368

Director & officer transition charges

 

 

 
7,784

Restructuring charges
1,170

 
384

 
11,249

 
5,433

Impairment & divestiture charges

 

 
2,987

 

Operating profit
32,585

 
27,332

 
56,847

 
49,003

Financing costs, net
7,756

 
7,553

 
22,874

 
22,019

Other (income) expense, net
(188
)
 
1,297

 
508

 
1,260

Earnings before income tax (benefit) expense
25,017

 
18,482

 
33,465

 
25,724

Income tax (benefit) expense
(3,995
)
 
(4,029
)
 
17,448

 
(6,827
)
Net earnings
$
29,012

 
$
22,511

 
$
16,017

 
$
32,551

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.48

 
$
0.38

 
$
0.27

 
$
0.55

Diluted
$
0.48

 
$
0.37

 
$
0.26

 
$
0.54

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
60,683

 
59,675

 
60,291

 
59,339

Diluted
61,064

 
60,402

 
60,850

 
60,055

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements


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ACTUANT CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended May 31,
 
Nine Months Ended May 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Net earnings
$
29,012

 
$
22,511

 
$
16,017

 
$
32,551

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
(21,295
)
 
20,385

 
(5,160
)
 
(3,363
)
Foreign currency translation due to divested business

 

 
67,645

 

Pension and other postretirement benefit plans
342

 
(61
)
 
596

 
676

Total other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax
(20,953
)
 
20,324

 
63,081

 
(2,687
)
Comprehensive income
$
8,059

 
$
42,835

 
$
79,098


$
29,864

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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ACTUANT CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
May 31, 2018
 
August 31, 2017
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
189,490

 
$
229,571

Accounts receivable, net
 
212,284

 
190,206

Inventories, net
 
167,317

 
143,651

Assets held for sale
 

 
21,835

Other current assets
 
58,732

 
61,663

Total current assets
 
627,823

 
646,926

Property, plant and equipment
 
 
 
 
Land, buildings and improvements
 
48,749

 
43,737

Machinery and equipment
 
239,519

 
227,535

Gross property, plant and equipment
 
288,268

 
271,272

Less: Accumulated depreciation
 
(187,503
)
 
(176,751
)
Property, plant and equipment, net
 
100,765

 
94,521

Goodwill
 
538,792

 
530,081

Other intangibles, net
 
210,160

 
220,489

Other long-term assets
 
27,245

 
24,938

Total assets
 
$
1,504,785

 
$
1,516,955

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
Trade accounts payable
 
$
142,199

 
$
133,387

Accrued compensation and benefits
 
48,093

 
50,939

Current maturities of debt
 
30,000

 
30,000

Income taxes payable
 
17,605

 
6,080

Liabilities held for sale
 

 
101,083

Other current liabilities
 
63,437

 
57,445

Total current liabilities
 
301,334

 
378,934

Long-term debt, net
 
510,007

 
531,940

Deferred income taxes
 
19,491

 
29,859

Pension and postretirement benefit liabilities
 
18,692

 
19,862

Other long-term liabilities
 
54,233

 
55,821

Total liabilities
 
903,757

 
1,016,416

Commitments and contingencies (Note 14)
 
 
 
 
Shareholders’ equity
 
 
 
 
Class A common stock, $0.20 par value per share, authorized 168,000,000 shares, issued 81,136,242 and 80,200,110 shares, respectively
 
16,227

 
16,040

Additional paid-in capital
 
159,653

 
138,449

Treasury stock, at cost, 20,439,434 shares
 
(617,731
)
 
(617,731
)
Retained earnings
 
1,207,059

 
1,191,042

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(164,180
)
 
(227,261
)
Stock held in trust
 
(2,594
)
 
(2,696
)
Deferred compensation liability
 
2,594

 
2,696

Total shareholders’ equity
 
601,028

 
500,539

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
 
$
1,504,785

 
$
1,516,955


See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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ACTUANT CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
Nine Months Ended May 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Operating Activities
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
16,017

 
$
32,551

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Impairment & divestiture charges, including tax expense
12,385

 

Depreciation and amortization
30,800

 
32,262

Stock based compensation expense
11,951

 
14,852

(Benefit) expense for deferred income taxes
(10,579
)
 
1,364

Amortization of debt issuance costs
1,239

 
1,244

Other non-cash adjustments
347

 
1,023

Changes in components of working capital and other, excluding acquisitions and divestitures:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(21,456
)
 
(22,618
)
Inventories
(22,590
)
 
(319
)
Trade accounts payable
5,162

 
13,457

Prepaid expenses and other assets
(13,692
)
 
(7,112
)
Income taxes payable/receivable
25,989

 
(19,273
)
Accrued compensation and benefits
(2,181
)
 
3,769

Other accrued liabilities
2,197

 
862

Cash provided by operating activities
35,589

 
52,062

Investing Activities
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(18,716
)
 
(22,919
)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment
148

 
244

Rental asset buyout for Viking divestiture
(27,718
)
 

Proceeds from sale of business, net of transaction costs
8,780

 

Cash paid for business acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(22,326
)
 

Cash used in investing activities
(59,832
)
 
(22,675
)
Financing Activities
 
 
 
Principal repayments on term loan
(22,500
)
 
(11,250
)
Redemption of 5.62% Senior Notes

 
(500
)
Stock option exercises and other
10,435

 
7,314

Taxes paid related to the net share settlement of equity awards
(1,279
)
 
(999
)
Payment of deferred acquisition consideration

 
(742
)
Cash dividend
(2,390
)
 
(2,358
)
Cash used in financing activities
(15,734
)
 
(8,535
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
(104
)
 
(1,502
)
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
(40,081
)
 
19,350

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period
229,571

 
179,604

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period
$
189,490

 
$
198,954

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Note 1. Basis of Presentation
General
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Actuant Corporation (“Actuant,” or the “Company”) have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial reporting and with the instructions of Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. The condensed consolidated balance sheet data as of August 31, 2017 was derived from the Company’s audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by United States generally accepted accounting principles. For additional information, including the Company’s significant accounting policies, refer to the consolidated financial statements and related footnotes in the Company’s fiscal 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair statement of financial results have been made. Such adjustments consist of only those of a normal recurring nature. Operating results for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire fiscal year ending August 31, 2018.
New Accounting Pronouncements
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09, Stock Compensation: Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, to simplify several aspects of accounting for share-based payment transactions. Under the guidance it is required, among other items, that all excess tax deficiencies or benefits be recorded as income tax expense or benefit in the statement of earnings and not in additional paid-in capital (shareholder's equity). This guidance was adopted on September 1, 2017 and the impact of adopting this guidance had the following effects:
for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018, we recorded $0.1 million and $1.6 million, respectively, in excess tax deficiency as an increase to our income tax expense. This requirement was applied prospectively;
excess tax benefits are now presented as operating activities in the statement of cash flows, rather than as financing activities. The Company chose to apply this requirement retrospectively, and as a result, reclassified approximately $0.6 million of excess tax benefits recognized during the nine months ended May 31, 2017 from financing activities to operating activities in the condensed consolidated statement of cash flows;
our computation of diluted earnings per share now excludes the excess tax benefits or deficiencies from the assumed proceeds available to repurchase shares. This requirement was applied prospectively.
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Under ASU 2014-09 and subsequent updates included in ASU 2016-10, ASU 2016-12, ASU 2017-13 and ASU 2017-14, an entity will recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects what it expects to receive in exchange for the goods or services. It also requires more detailed disclosures to enable users of financial statements to understand the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from contracts with customers. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning on or after December 15, 2017 (fiscal 2019 for the Company). The Company continues to assess its various revenue streams to identify performance obligations under these ASUs and the key aspects of the standard that will impact the Company's revenue recognition process. Based upon our preliminary assessments, these standards may impact our allocation of contract revenue between various products and services and the timing of when those revenues are recognized, but the Company does not expect a material or significant impact to amounts recognized. The Company expects to finalize its assessment process in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.
In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-07, Compensation-Retirement Benefits (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost, which changes how employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement benefit plans present the net periodic benefit cost in the income statement. The new guidance requires the service cost component of net periodic benefit cost to be presented in the same income statement line items as other employee compensation costs arising from services rendered during the period. Other components of the net periodic benefit cost are to be stated separately from service cost and outside of operating income. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (fiscal 2019 for the Company) and interim periods within those annual periods. The amendment is to be applied retrospectively. Due to a majority of the Company's defined benefit pension or other postretirement benefit plans being frozen and the net periodic benefit pension cost not being significant, the Company does not believe that adoption of this guidance will have a significant impact on the financial statements of the Company.
In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016‑15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230), Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, to address how certain cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. This update addresses eight specific cash flow issues with the objective of reducing the existing diversity in practice. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017 (fiscal 2019 for the Company), including interim

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periods within those fiscal years. This update will require adoption on a retrospective basis unless it is impracticable to apply. The Company does not believe that this guidance will have a significant impact on its presentation of the statement of cash flows.
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (and subsequently ASU 2018-01), to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by recognizing all lease transactions (with terms in excess of 12 months) on the balance sheet as a lease liability and a right-of-use asset. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 (fiscal 2020 for the Company), including interim periods within those fiscal years. Upon adoption, the lessee will apply the new standard retrospectively to all periods presented under a modified retrospective approach using a cumulative effect adjustment in the year of adoption. The Company is currently gathering, documenting and analyzing lease agreements subject to this ASU and anticipates material additions to the balance sheet (upon adoption) of right-of-use assets, offset by the associated liabilities, due to our routine use of operating leases over time.
In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, Income Statement-Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income, which allows companies to reclassify stranded income tax effects resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings in their consolidated financial statements. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 (fiscal 2020 for Company), including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this new standard on our consolidated financial statements.
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
The following is a summary of the Company's accumulated other comprehensive loss (in thousands):
 
 
May 31, 2018
August 31, 2017
Foreign currency translation adjustments
 
$
145,319

$
207,804

Pension and other postretirement benefit plans, net of tax
 
18,861

19,457

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
$
164,180

$
227,261

Note 2. Director & Officer Transition Charges
During the nine months ended May 31, 2017, the Company recorded separation and transition charges of $7.8 million in connection with the retirement of one director of the Company's Board of Directors and the transition of the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. The charges were mainly comprised of compensation expense for accelerated equity vesting, severance, outplacement, legal, signing bonus and relocation costs.
Note 3. Restructuring Charges
The Company has undertaken or committed to various restructuring initiatives including workforce reductions, leadership changes, plant consolidations to reduce manufacturing overhead, satellite office closures, the continued movement of production and product sourcing to low cost alternatives and the centralization and standardization of certain administrative functions. Total restructuring charges for these activities were $1.2 million and $0.4 million in the three months ended May 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Year-to-date restructuring charges totaled $12.1 million and $5.4 million for fiscal 2018 and 2017. Approximately $0.9 million of the restructuring charges recognized in the nine months ended May 31, 2018 were reported in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings in “Cost of products sold,” with the balance of the charges reported in “Restructuring charges.” Liabilities for severance will generally be paid during the next twelve months, while future lease payments related to facilities vacated as a result of restructuring will be paid over the underlying remaining lease terms.
The following rollforwards summarize restructuring reserve activity by segment (in thousands):
 
 
Nine Months Ended May 31, 2018
 
 
Industrial
 
Energy
 
Engineered Solutions
 
Corporate
 
Total
Balance as of August 31, 2017
 
$
202

 
$
3,613

 
$
1,792

 
$
30

 
$
5,637

Restructuring charges
 
2,797

 
3,969

 
497

 
4,836

 
12,099

Cash payments
 
(1,411
)
 
(3,305
)
 
(1,661
)
 
(2,160
)
 
(8,537
)
Other non-cash uses of reserve
 
(849
)
(1 
) 
(858
)
(1 
) 
(291
)
 
(2,093
)
(1) 
(4,091
)
Impact of changes in foreign currency rates
 
(49
)
 
(120
)
 
(5
)
 

 
(174
)
Balance as of May 31, 2018
 
$
690

 
$
3,299

 
$
332

 
$
613

 
$
4,934

(1) Majority of non-cash uses of reserve represents accelerated equity vesting in connection with employee severance agreements.

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Nine Months Ended May 31, 2017
 
 
Industrial
 
Energy
 
Engineered Solutions
 
Corporate
 
Total
Balance as of August 31, 2016
 
$
1,343

 
$
3,021

 
$
1,863

 
$
46

 
$
6,273

Restructuring charges
 
1,686

 
39

 
3,627

 
81

 
5,433

Cash payments
 
(2,060
)
 
(1,123
)
 
(3,128
)
 
(83
)
 
(6,394
)
Other non-cash uses of reserve
 
(437
)
 
(7
)
 
(13
)
 
(44
)
 
(501
)
Impact of changes in foreign currency rates
 
(19
)
 
(2
)
 
(10
)
 

 
(31
)
Balance as of May 31, 2017
 
$
513

 
$
1,928

 
$
2,339

 
$

 
$
4,780

Note 4. Acquisitions
During fiscal 2018, the Company completed two acquisitions which resulted in the recognition of goodwill in the Company’s consolidated financial statements because their purchase prices reflected the future earnings and cash flow potential of the acquired companies, as well as the complementary strategic fit and resulting synergies. The Company makes an initial allocation of the purchase price, at the date of acquisition, based upon the fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities. The Company obtains this information during due diligence and through other sources. If additional information is obtained about these assets and liabilities within the measurement period (not to exceed one year from the date of acquisition), the Company will refine its estimates of fair value and adjust the purchase price allocation accordingly.
The Company acquired the stock and certain assets of Mirage Machines, Ltd. ("Mirage") on December 1, 2017 for a purchase price of $17.5 million, net of cash acquired. This Energy segment tuck-in acquisition is a provider of industrial and energy maintenance tools. The purchase price allocation resulted in $9.8 million of goodwill (which is not deductible for tax purposes) and $4.1 million of intangible assets, including $2.3 million of indefinite lived tradenames and $1.8 million of amortizable customer relationships. During the three months ended May 31, 2018, goodwill related to this acquisition increased by $1.0 million as a result of final working capital and earnout adjustments that will be settled in cash in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.
The Company acquired the stock and certain assets of Equalizer International, Limited ("Equalizer") on May 11, 2018 for a purchase price of $5.8 million, net of cash acquired and subject to closing working capital adjustments. This Industrial segment tuck-in is a provider of industrial and energy maintenance tools. The preliminary purchase price allocation resulted in $2.3 million of goodwill and $1.9 million of intangible assets, including $0.8 million of indefinite lived tradenames and $1.1 million of amortizable customer relationships.
The Company incurred acquisition transaction costs of $0.3 million and $0.7 million in the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018 (included in selling, administrative and engineering expenses in the condensed consolidated statement of earnings) related to these two acquisitions.

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The two acquisitions generated combined net sales of $3.1 million and $5.1 million for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018, respectively. Because the net sales and earnings impact of both acquisitions are not material to the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, the Company has not included the pro forma operating result disclosures otherwise required for acquisitions. The following table summarizes the combined estimated fair value of the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed for Mirage and Equalizer (in thousands):
 
Total
Accounts receivable, net
$
2,301

Inventories, net
4,196

Other current assets
341

Property, plant & equipment
2,055

Goodwill
12,085

Other intangibles
6,049

Trade accounts payable
(2,091
)
Accrued compensation and benefits
(92
)
Income taxes payable
(753
)
Other current liabilities
(117
)
Deferred income taxes
(703
)
Total consideration, net of cash acquired
23,271

Remaining consideration to be paid
(945
)
Cash paid for business acquisitions, net of cash acquired
$
22,326

Note 5. Divestiture Activities
On December 1, 2017, the Company completed the sale of the Viking business for net cash proceeds of $8.8 million, net of transaction costs of $1.6 million. In the second quarter of fiscal 2018, we recognized an after-tax impairment and divestiture charge of $12.4 million comprised of real estate lease exit charges related to retained facilities that became vacant as a result of the Viking divestiture ($3.0 million) and approximately $9.4 million of associated discrete income tax expense. The divestiture resulted in the Company's exit from the offshore mooring market and significantly limited our exposure to the upstream, offshore oil & gas market.
The historic results of the Viking business are not material to the consolidated financial results of the Company and are included in continuing operations. The Viking business had net sales of $4.1 million and $15.6 million in the three and nine months ended May 31, 2017, respectively. In addition, net sales were $2.7 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2018.
Note 6. Goodwill, Intangible Assets and Long-Lived Assets
Changes in the gross carrying value of goodwill and intangible assets can result from changes in foreign currency exchange rates, business acquisitions, divestitures or impairment charges. The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the nine months ended May 31, 2018 are as follows (in thousands):
 
Industrial
 
Energy
 
Engineered Solutions
 
Total
Balance as of August 31, 2017
$
103,875

 
$
188,830

 
$
237,376

 
$
530,081

Business acquisitions
2,277

 
9,808

 

 
12,085

Impact of changes in foreign currency rates
(593
)
 
148

 
(2,929
)
 
(3,374
)
Balance as of May 31, 2018
$
105,559

 
$
198,786

 
$
234,447

 
$
538,792


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The gross carrying value and accumulated amortization of the Company’s other intangible assets are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
 
May 31, 2018
 
August 31, 2017
 
Weighted Average
Amortization
Period (Years)
 
Gross
Carrying
Value
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
Book
Value
 
Gross
Carrying
Value
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
Book
Value
Amortizable intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customer relationships
15
 
$
265,149

 
$
165,781

 
$
99,368

 
$
263,498

 
$
153,003

 
$
110,495

Patents
10
 
30,293

 
25,121

 
5,172

 
30,401

 
24,027

 
6,374

Trademarks and tradenames
18
 
21,034

 
10,122

 
10,912

 
21,498

 
9,396

 
12,102

Other intangibles
3
 
6,656

 
6,416

 
240

 
6,672

 
6,234

 
438

Indefinite lived intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tradenames
N/A
 
94,468

 

 
94,468

 
91,080

 

 
91,080

 
 
 
$
417,600

 
$
207,440

 
$
210,160

 
$
413,149

 
$
192,660

 
$
220,489

The Company estimates that amortization expense will be $5.1 million for the remaining three months of fiscal 2018. Amortization expense for future years is estimated to be: $20.0 million in fiscal 2019, $19.3 million in 2020, $18.4 million in fiscal 2021, $16.4 million in fiscal 2022, $13.4 million in fiscal 2023 and $23.1 million thereafter. The future amortization expense amounts represent estimates and may be impacted by future acquisitions, divestitures or changes in foreign currency exchange rates, among other causes.
Note 7. Product Warranty Costs
The Company generally offers its customers a warranty on products sold, although warranty periods vary by product type and application. The reserve for future warranty claims is based on historical claim rates and current warranty cost experience. The following is a rollforward of the product warranty reserves for the nine months ended May 31, 2018 and 2017 (in thousands):
 
Nine Months Ended May 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Beginning balance
$
6,616

 
$
5,592

Provision for warranties
4,213

 
2,569

Warranty payments and costs incurred
(5,604
)
 
(3,993
)
Impact of changes in foreign currency rates
95


(13
)
Ending balance
$
5,320

 
$
4,155

Note 8. Debt
The following is a summary of the Company’s long-term indebtedness (in thousands):
 
May 31, 2018
 
August 31, 2017
Senior Credit Facility
 
 
 
Revolver
$

 
$

Term Loan
255,000

 
277,500

Total Senior Credit Facility
255,000

 
277,500

5.625% Senior Notes
287,559

 
287,559

Total Senior Indebtedness
542,559

 
565,059

Less: Current maturities of long-term debt
(30,000
)
 
(30,000
)
Debt issuance costs
(2,552
)
 
(3,119
)
Total long-term debt, net
$
510,007

 
$
531,940

The Company’s Senior Credit Facility matures on May 8, 2020 and provides a $600 million revolver, an amortizing term loan and a $450 million expansion option, subject to certain conditions. Borrowings are subject to a pricing grid, which can result in increases or decreases to the borrowing spread, depending on the Company’s leverage ratio, ranging from 1.00% to 2.25% in the case of loans bearing interest at LIBOR and from 0.00% to 1.25% in the case of loans bearing interest at the base rate. As of May 31, 2018,

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the borrowing spread on LIBOR based borrowings was 2.00% (aggregating to a 4.00% variable rate borrowing cost on the outstanding term loan balance). In addition, a non-use fee is payable quarterly on the average unused credit line under the revolver ranging from 0.15% to 0.35% per annum. As of May 31, 2018, the unused credit line under the revolver was $598.3 million, of which $146.1 million was available for borrowing. Quarterly term loan principal payments of $3.8 million began on June 30, 2016, increased to $7.5 million starting on June 30, 2017 and extend through March 31, 2020, with the remaining principal due at maturity. The Senior Credit Facility, which is secured by substantially all of the Company’s domestic personal property assets, also contains customary limits and restrictions concerning investments, sales of assets, liens on assets, dividends and other payments. The two financial covenants included in the Senior Credit Facility agreement are a maximum leverage ratio of 3.75:1 and a minimum interest coverage ratio of 3.5:1. The Company was in compliance with all financial covenants at May 31, 2018.
Subsequent to quarter-end (June 22, 2018) and pursuant to the provisions of the Senior Credit Facility, the Company reduced the borrowing capacity on the revolver from $600 million to $300 million. The amount available for borrowing under the revolver was not impacted by the June 2018 reduction in borrowing capacity. This reduction in borrowing capacity is expected to reduce the non-use fee on the average unused credit line under the revolver. The Company estimates a charge of $1.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 for the write-off of deferred financing costs associated with the reduced borrowing capacity.
On April 16, 2012, the Company issued $300 million of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “Senior Notes”), of which $287.6 million remains outstanding. The Senior Notes require no principal installments prior to their June 15, 2022 maturity, require semiannual interest payments in December and June of each year and contain certain financial and non-financial covenants. The Senior Notes include a call feature that allows the Company to repurchase them anytime on or after June 15, 2017 at stated redemption prices (ranging from 100.0% to 102.8%), plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Company repurchased $0.5 million of Senior Notes at a redemption price of 103% in the three months ended May 31, 2017. The Company was in compliance with all the terms of the Senior Notes at May 31, 2018.
Note 9. Fair Value Measurement
The Company assesses the inputs used to measure the fair value of financial assets and liabilities using a three-tier hierarchy. Level 1 inputs include quoted prices for identical instruments and are the most observable. Level 2 inputs include quoted prices for similar assets and observable inputs such as interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, commodity rates and yield curves. Level 3 inputs are not observable in the market and include management’s own judgments about the assumptions market participation would use in pricing an asset or liability.
The fair value of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and variable rate long-term debt approximated book value at both May 31, 2018 and August 31, 2017 due to their short-term nature and the fact that the interest rates approximated market rates. Foreign currency exchange contracts are recorded at fair value. The fair value of the Company's foreign currency exchange contracts was a net asset of $0.2 million at May 31, 2018 and a net liability of $0.2 million at August 31, 2017. The fair value of the foreign currency exchange contracts was based on quoted inactive market prices and is therefore classified as Level 2 within the valuation hierarchy. The fair value of the Company’s outstanding Senior Notes was $291.5 million and $295.8 million at May 31, 2018 and August 31, 2017, respectively. The fair value of the Senior Notes was based on quoted inactive market prices and is therefore classified as Level 2 within the valuation hierarchy.
Note 10. Derivatives
All derivatives are recognized in the balance sheet at their estimated fair value. On the date the Company enters into a derivative contract, it designates the derivative as a hedge of a recognized asset or liability (fair value hedge) or a hedge of a forecasted transaction or of the variability of cash flows to be received or paid related to a recognized asset or liability (cash flow hedge). The Company does not enter into derivatives for speculative purposes. Changes in the value of fair value hedges and non-designated hedges are recorded in earnings along with the gain or loss on the hedged asset or liability, while changes in the value of cash flow hedges are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive loss, until earnings are affected by the variability of cash flows.
The Company is exposed to market risk for changes in foreign currency exchange rates due to the global nature of its operations. In order to manage this risk the Company has historically hedged portions of its forecasted inventory purchases and other cash flows that are denominated in non-functional currencies (cash flow hedges). However, there were no cash flow hedges outstanding at May 31, 2018 and August 31, 2017.

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The Company also utilizes foreign currency exchange contracts to reduce the exchange rate risk associated with recognized non-functional currency balances. The effects of changes in exchange rates are reflected concurrently in earnings for both the fair value of the foreign currency exchange contracts and the related non-functional currency asset or liability. These derivative gains and losses offset foreign currency gains and losses from the related revaluation of non-functional currency assets and liabilities (amounts included in other (income) expense in the condensed consolidated statement of earnings). The U.S. dollar equivalent notional value of these short duration foreign currency exchange contracts (fair value hedges or non-designated hedges) was $24.4 million and $22.0 million at May 31, 2018 and August 31, 2017, respectively. The fair value of outstanding foreign currency exchange contracts was a net asset of $0.2 million at May 31, 2018 and a net liability of $0.2 million at August 31, 2017. Net foreign currency gain (loss) related to these derivative instruments were as follows (in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended May 31,
 
Nine Months Ended May 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Foreign currency gain (loss), net
$
524

 
$
(484
)
 
$
664

 
$
(2,450
)
Note 11. Capital Stock and Share Repurchases
The Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of shares of the Company's common stock under publicly announced share repurchase programs. Since the inception of the initial share repurchase program in fiscal 2012, the Company has repurchased 20,439,434 shares of common stock for $617.7 million. As of May 31, 2018, the maximum number of shares that may yet be purchased under the programs is 7,560,566 shares. There were no share repurchases in the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018.
The reconciliation between basic and diluted earnings per share is as follows (in thousands, except per share amounts):
 
Three Months Ended May 31,
 
Nine Months Ended May 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Numerator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
29,012

 
$
22,511

 
$
16,017

 
$
32,551

Denominator:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic
60,683

 
59,675

 
60,291

 
59,339

Net effect of dilutive securities - stock based compensation plans
381

 
727

 
559

 
716

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted
61,064

 
60,402

 
$
60,850

 
$
60,055

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per share
$
0.48

 
$
0.38

 
$
0.27

 
$
0.55

Diluted earnings per share
$
0.48

 
$
0.37

 
$
0.26

 
$
0.54

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anti-dilutive securities from stock based compensation plans (excluded from earnings per share calculation)
1,788

 
1,969

 
2,338

 
1,981


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Note 12. Income Taxes
The Company's income tax expense or benefit is impacted by a number of factors, including the amount of taxable earnings generated in foreign jurisdictions with tax rates that are lower than the U.S. federal statutory rate, permanent items, state tax rates, changes in tax laws, acquisitions and divestitures and the ability to utilize various tax credits and net operating loss carryforwards. The Company's global operations, acquisition activity and specific tax attributes provide opportunities for continuous global tax planning initiatives to maximize tax credits and deductions. Both fiscal 2018 and 2017 include the benefits of tax planning initiatives. Comparative earnings before income taxes, income tax expense or benefit and effective income tax rates are as follows (amounts in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended May 31,
 
Nine Months Ended May 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Earnings before income taxes
$
25,017

 
$
18,482

 
$
33,465

 
$
25,724

Income tax (benefit) expense
(3,995
)
 
(4,029
)
 
17,448

 
(6,827
)
Effective income tax rate
(16.0
)%
 
(21.8
)%
 
52.1
%
 
(26.5
)%
The Company’s income tax expense and effective tax rate for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2018 were impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), which was enacted into law on December 22, 2017. The Act includes significant changes to the U.S. corporate income tax system which reduces the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% as of January 1, 2018; shifts to a modified territorial tax regime which requires companies to pay a transition tax on earnings of certain foreign subsidiaries that were previously deferred from U.S. income tax; and creates new taxes on certain foreign-sourced earnings. The decrease in the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% results in a blended statutory tax rate of 25.7% for the Company's fiscal year ending August 31, 2018. The new taxes for certain foreign-sourced earnings under the Act are effective for the Company in fiscal 2019.
Income tax effects resulting from changes in tax laws are accounted for by the Company in the period in which the law is enacted and the effects are recorded as a component of income tax expense or benefit. However, pursuant to SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118, provisional amounts resulting from the Act were recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 and those amounts continue to be revised as new and better information becomes available. During the third quarter of fiscal 2018, the IRS published Notice 2018-26 which required modifications to the tax planning and provisional Act-related amounts recorded by the Company in its second quarter. As a result, the Company recorded provisional income tax benefits resulting from the Act totaling $12.9 million during the three months ended May 31, 2018 and $4.5 million during the nine months ended May 31, 2018. The year-to-date income tax benefit includes (i) a transition tax of $6.1 million on the Company’s total post-1986 earnings and profits (“E&P”) which, prior to the Act, were previously deferred from U.S. income tax, (ii) a $13.2 million decrease in income tax expense as a result of the re-measurement of the Company’s deferred tax assets and liabilities to the new corporate tax rate of 21% and (iii) $2.6 million in valuation allowances recorded against foreign tax credits as future utilization is now uncertain.
The amounts recorded are provisional and represent the Company’s best estimate of the tax effects of the Act as of May 31, 2018. Amounts recorded are based in part on a reasonable estimate of the effects on the transition tax and existing deferred tax balances which are subject to change and modification. Provisional amounts recorded may further change as a result of the following:
The amount recorded for the transition tax liability is a provisional amount based on current estimates of total post-1986 foreign E&P and the income tax pools for all foreign subsidiaries which will continue to be refined over the coming periods. Further, the transition tax is based in part on the amount of those earnings held in cash and other specified assets. The transition tax liability may change when the Company finalizes the calculation of post-1986 foreign E&P previously deferred from U.S. federal taxation and finalizes the amounts held in cash or other specified assets as of August 31, 2018. Further interpretations from U.S. federal and state governments and regulatory organizations may change the provisional tax liability or the accounting treatment of the provisional tax liability. It is anticipated that the amounts resulting from the transition tax will be fully offset by available foreign tax credits and will not result in significant future cash tax payments. In addition, there is a foreign tax credit carryforward on the balance sheet after the calculation of the transition tax liability. The Company is continuing to analyze the new provisions in order to determine future utilization of the credits and is anticipating further interpretive guidance in connection with the utilization of foreign tax credits going forward. As such, we are not yet able to reasonably estimate the future utilization of the foreign tax credits and have recorded the aforementioned valuation allowance.
The Company is still analyzing certain aspects of the Act and refining the estimate of the expected revaluation of its deferred tax balances. This can potentially affect the measurement of these balances or potentially give rise to new deferred tax amounts. In addition, the Act provides for accelerated first year expensing of certain capital expenditures for

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which an estimate has been included in the estimated deferred balances for the year but will continue to be refined as the year progresses. The Act also provides changes related to the limits of deduction for employee compensation. The Company is treating any future non-deductible compensation as impacting deductible compensation expenses in the period incurred until further guidance is provided.
The Act also includes a provision designed to tax global intangible low taxed income (GILTI) which will be effective in fiscal 2019. Under the provision, a U.S. shareholder is required to include in gross income the amount of its GILTI, which is generally the net income of its controlled foreign corporations in excess of a 10% return on depreciable tangible assets after identification of other income subject to non-deferral rules. Due to the complexity of the new GILTI tax rules and uncertainty of the application of the foreign tax credit rules in relation to GILTI, we are continuing to evaluate this provision of the Act, the application of ASC 740, and are considering available accounting policy alternatives to either record the U.S. income tax effect of future GILTI inclusions in the period in which they arise or establish deferred taxes with respect to the expected future tax liabilities associated with future GILTI inclusions. Our accounting policies depend, in part, on analyzing our global income to determine whether we expect a tax liability resulting from the application of this provision, and, if so, whether and when to record related current and deferred income taxes. Whether we intend to recognize deferred tax liabilities related to the GILTI provisions is dependent, in part, on our assessment of the Company's future operating structure. In addition, we are awaiting further interpretive guidance in connection with the computation of the GILTI tax. For these reasons, we are not yet able to reasonably estimate the effect of this provision of the Act. Therefore, we have not made any adjustments relating to potential GILTI tax in our consolidated financial statements and have not made a policy decision regarding our accounting for GILTI.
Prior to the Act, our practice and intention was to reinvest the earnings in our non-U.S. subsidiaries outside of the U.S., and no U.S. deferred income taxes or foreign withholding taxes were recorded. The transition tax noted above will result in the previously untaxed foreign earnings being included in the federal and state fiscal 2018 taxable income. We are currently analyzing our global working capital requirements and the potential tax liabilities that would be incurred if the non-U.S. subsidiaries distribute cash to the U.S. parent, which may include withholding taxes, local country taxes and potential U.S. state taxation. Furthermore, the transition tax will reduce the outside basis differences in our foreign corporations and any remaining temporary difference will potentially have some interaction with the GILTI tax noted above. For these reasons, we are not yet able to reasonably estimate the effect of this provision of the Act and have not recorded any withholding or state tax liabilities, any deferred taxes attributable to GILTI (as noted above) or any deferred taxes attributable to our investment in our foreign subsidiaries.
We are also currently analyzing certain additional provisions of the Act that come into effect in fiscal 2019 and will determine if and how these items would impact the effective tax rate in the year the income or expense occurs. These provisions include the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT), eliminating U.S. federal income taxes on dividends from foreign subsidiaries, the new provision that could limit the amount of deductible interest expense, and the limitations on the deductibility of certain executive compensation.
The Company's effective tax rate for the nine months ended May 31, 2018 was 52.1% compared to (26.5)% for the comparable prior year period. The effective tax rate for the current year results in significantly greater tax expense than the comparable prior year period due to the non-recurrence of the fiscal 2017 recognition of income tax planning benefits resulting from certain losses from prior years for which no benefit was previously recognized and the fiscal 2018 tax planning impact of Notice 2018-26, offset by the provisional year-to-date tax benefits of the Act as described above. Additionally, the nine months ended May 31, 2018 also include discrete income tax expense of $9.4 million related to the Viking divestiture, $1.6 million related to excess deferred tax deficiencies on deductible equity compensation and the expiration of unexercised stock options, and tax expense related to the net increase in valuation allowances that is offset by a reduction in tax reserves primarily associated with the lapsing of income tax statutes of limitations. Both the current and prior year income tax rates were impacted by the proportion of earnings in foreign jurisdictions (with income tax rates lower than the U.S. federal income tax rate) and tax benefits derived from tax planning initiatives. In addition, the Company may release a material valuation allowance in a foreign jurisdiction in late fiscal 2018 or in fiscal 2019, if the Company determines that it is more likely than not the deferred tax assets will be realized.

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Note 13. Segment Information
The Company is a global manufacturer of a broad range of industrial products and systems and is organized into three reportable segments: Industrial, Energy and Engineered Solutions. The Industrial segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure and production automation markets. The Energy segment provides joint integrity products and services, as well as rope and cable solutions to the global oil & gas, power generation and other markets. Divestiture of the Viking business during the second quarter of fiscal 2018 resulted in the elimination of the sale and rental of customized off-shore vessel mooring solutions. The Engineered Solutions segment provides highly engineered position and motion control systems to original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") in various on and off-highway vehicle markets, as well as a variety of other products to the industrial and agricultural markets.
The following tables summarize financial information by reportable segment and product line (in thousands):    
 
Three Months Ended May 31,
 
Nine Months Ended May 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Net Sales by Reportable Product Line & Segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Industrial Segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Industrial Tools
$
98,970

 
$
87,404

 
$
270,919

 
$
245,122

Heavy Lifting Technology
9,327

 
13,099

 
33,375

 
34,319

 
108,297

 
100,503

 
304,294

 
279,441

Energy Segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Energy Maintenance & Integrity
63,421

 
59,905

 
169,020

 
176,316

Other Energy Solutions
20,436

 
23,575

 
56,670

 
64,694

 
83,857

 
83,480

 
225,690

 
241,010

Engineered Solutions Segment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On-Highway
66,556

 
57,710

 
190,735

 
159,952

Agriculture, Off-Highway and Other
58,386

 
53,734

 
160,497

 
139,686

 
124,942

 
111,444

 
351,232

 
299,638

 
$
317,096

 
$
295,427

 
$
881,216

 
$
820,089

Operating Profit:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Industrial
$
25,999

 
$
23,705

 
$
61,023

 
$
60,860

Energy (1)
6,269

 
905

 
2,050

 
3,537

Engineered Solutions
9,027

 
8,105

 
17,570

 
10,676

General Corporate
(8,710
)
 
(5,383
)
 
(23,796
)
 
(26,070
)
 
$
32,585

 
$
27,332

 
$
56,847

 
$
49,003

(1) Energy segment operating profit includes impairment and divestiture charges of $3.0 million for the nine months ended May 31, 2018.
 
May 31, 2018
 
August 31, 2017
Assets by Segment:
 
 
 
Industrial
$
325,291

 
$
329,134

Energy
463,026

 
482,963

Engineered Solutions
543,760

 
531,068

General Corporate
172,708

 
173,790

 
$
1,504,785

 
$
1,516,955

In addition to the impact of foreign currency exchange rate changes, the comparability of segment and product line information is impacted by acquisition/divestiture activities, impairment charges, director & officer transition charges, restructuring costs and related benefits.  Corporate assets, which are not allocated, principally represent cash and cash equivalents, capitalized debt issuance costs and deferred income taxes.

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Note 14. Commitments and Contingencies
The Company had outstanding letters of credit of $21.9 million and $22.1 million at May 31, 2018 and August 31, 2017, respectively, the majority of which relate to commercial contracts and self-insured workers' compensation programs.
The Company is a party to various legal proceedings that have arisen in the normal course of business. These legal proceedings typically include product liability, environmental, labor, patent claims and other disputes. The Company has recorded reserves for loss contingencies based on the specific circumstances of each case. Such reserves are recorded when it is probable that a loss has been incurred and can be reasonably estimated. In the opinion of management, resolution of these contingencies is not expected to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
The Company remains contingently liable for lease payments under leases of businesses that it previously divested or spun-off, in the event that such businesses are unable to fulfill their future lease payment obligations. The discounted present value of future minimum lease payments for these leases was $11.5 million using a weighted average discount rate of 3.16% at May 31, 2018.
The Company has facilities in numerous geographic locations that are subject to a range of environmental laws and regulations. Environmental expenditures over the past two years have not been material. Management believes that such costs will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Note 15. Guarantor Subsidiaries
As discussed in Note 8, “Debt” on April 16, 2012, Actuant Corporation (the “Parent”) issued $300.0 million of 5.625% Senior Notes, of which $287.6 million remains outstanding as of May 31, 2018. All of our material, domestic wholly owned subsidiaries (the “Guarantors”) fully and unconditionally guarantee the 5.625% Senior Notes on a joint and several basis. There are no significant restrictions on the ability of the Guarantors to make distributions to the Parent.
Certain assets, liabilities and expenses have not been allocated to the Guarantors and non-Guarantors and therefore are included in the Parent column in the accompanying condensed consolidating financial statements. These items are of a corporate or consolidated nature and include, but are not limited to, tax provisions and related assets and liabilities, certain employee benefit obligations, prepaid and accrued insurance and corporate indebtedness. Intercompany activity primarily includes loan activity, purchases and sales of goods or services, investments and dividends. Intercompany balances also reflect certain non-cash transactions including transfers of assets and liabilities between the Parent, Guarantor and non-Guarantor, allocation of non-cash expenses from the Parent to the Guarantors and non-Guarantors, non-cash intercompany dividends and the impact of foreign currency rate changes. 
The following tables present the results of operations, financial position and cash flows of Actuant Corporation and its subsidiaries, the Guarantor and non-Guarantor entities, and the eliminations necessary to arrive at the information for the Company on a consolidated basis.



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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended May 31, 2018
 
Parent
 
Guarantors
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Net sales
$
41,851

 
$
101,780

 
$
173,465

 
$

 
$
317,096

Cost of products sold
6,394

 
73,266

 
120,927

 

 
200,587

Gross profit
35,457

 
28,514

 
52,538

 

 
116,509

Selling, administrative and engineering expenses
22,480

 
18,439

 
36,651

 

 
77,570

Amortization of intangible assets
318

 
2,861

 
2,005

 

 
5,184

Restructuring charges
661

 
253

 
256

 

 
1,170

Operating profit
11,998

 
6,961

 
13,626

 

 
32,585

Financing costs (income), net
7,847

 
22

 
(113
)
 

 
7,756

Intercompany (income) expense, net
(2,023
)
 
7,120

 
(5,097
)
 

 

Other (income) expense, net
(251
)
 
(8
)
 
71

 

 
(188
)
Earnings (loss) before income tax (benefit) expense
6,425

 
(173
)
 
18,765

 

 
25,017

Income tax (benefit) expense
(11,354
)
 
(86
)
 
7,445

 

 
(3,995
)
Net earnings (loss) before equity in earnings of subsidiaries
17,779

 
(87
)
 
11,320

 

 
29,012

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries
11,233

 
13,406

 
1,157

 
(25,796
)
 

Net earnings
$
29,012

 
$
13,319

 
$
12,477

 
$
(25,796
)
 
$
29,012

Comprehensive income (loss)
$
8,059

 
$
13,319

 
$
(9,092
)
 
$
(4,227
)
 
$
8,059


18


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended May 31, 2017
 
Parent
 
Guarantors
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Net sales
$
39,753

 
$
98,391

 
$
157,283

 
$

 
$
295,427

Cost of products sold
9,944

 
71,565

 
111,114

 

 
192,623

Gross profit
29,809

 
26,826

 
46,169

 

 
102,804

Selling, administrative and engineering expenses
18,113

 
18,060

 
33,878

 

 
70,051

Amortization of intangible assets
318

 
2,865

 
1,854

 

 
5,037

Restructuring charges
99

 
153

 
132

 

 
384

Operating profit
11,279

 
5,748

 
10,305

 

 
27,332

Financing costs (income), net
7,558

 

 
(5
)
 

 
7,553

Intercompany (income) expense, net
(3,941
)
 
3,958

 
(17
)
 

 

Intercompany dividends
5,353

 

 
(5,353
)
 

 

Other (income) expense, net
(159
)
 
98

 
1,358

 

 
1,297

Earnings before income tax benefit
2,468

 
1,692

 
14,322

 

 
18,482

Income tax benefit
(3,521
)
 
(168
)
 
(340
)
 

 
(4,029
)
Net earnings before equity in earnings of subsidiaries
5,989

 
1,860

 
14,662

 

 
22,511

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries
16,523

 
15,475

 
1,754

 
(33,752
)
 

Net earnings
$
22,511

 
$
17,335

 
$
16,416

 
$
(33,752
)
 
$
22,511

Comprehensive income
$
42,835

 
$
24,376

 
$
28,358

 
$
(52,734
)
 
$
42,835


19


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands)

 
Nine Months Ended May 31, 2018
 
Parent
 
Guarantors
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Net sales
$
113,780

 
$
272,686

 
$
494,750

 
$

 
$
881,216

Cost of products sold
19,205

 
201,819

 
353,076

 

 
574,100

Gross profit
94,575

 
70,867

 
141,674

 

 
307,116

Selling, administrative and engineering expenses
60,385

 
54,119

 
106,046

 

 
220,550

Amortization of intangible assets
954

 
8,583

 
5,946

 

 
15,483

Restructuring charges
6,211

 
1,331

 
3,707

 

 
11,249

Impairment & divestiture charges (income)
4,217

 

 
(1,230
)
 

 
2,987

Operating profit
22,808

 
6,834

 
27,205

 

 
56,847

Financing costs (income), net
23,247

 
65

 
(438
)
 

 
22,874

Intercompany (income) expense, net
(11,942
)
 
18,023

 
(6,081
)
 

 

Other (income) expense, net
(211
)
 
86

 
633

 

 
508

Earnings (loss) before income tax (benefit) expense
11,714

 
(11,340
)
 
33,091

 

 
33,465

Income tax (benefit) expense
(1,027
)
 
(1,883
)
 
20,358

 

 
17,448

Net earnings (loss) before equity in earnings (loss) of subsidiaries
12,741

 
(9,457
)
 
12,733

 

 
16,017

Equity in earnings (loss) of subsidiaries
3,276

 
12,745

 
(348
)
 
(15,673
)
 

Net earnings
$
16,017

 
$
3,288

 
$
12,385

 
$
(15,673
)
 
$
16,017

Comprehensive income
$
79,098

 
$
3,288

 
$
77,294

 
$
(80,582
)
 
$
79,098


20


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(in thousands)

 
Nine Months Ended May 31, 2017
 
Parent
 
Guarantors
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Net sales
$
106,435

 
$
263,640

 
$
450,014

 
$

 
$
820,089

Cost of products sold
27,087

 
194,802

 
315,003

 

 
536,892

Gross profit
79,348

 
68,838

 
135,011

 

 
283,197

Selling, administrative and engineering expenses
54,633

 
51,245

 
99,731

 

 
205,609

Amortization of intangible assets
954

 
8,859

 
5,555

 

 
15,368

Restructuring charges
826

 
1,317

 
3,290

 

 
5,433

Director & officer transition charges
7,784

 

 

 

 
7,784

Operating profit
15,151

 
7,417

 
26,435

 

 
49,003

Financing costs (income), net
22,314

 

 
(295
)
 

 
22,019

Intercompany (income) expense, net
(16,891
)
 
14,114

 
2,777

 

 

Intercompany dividends
5,353

 
(59,401
)
 
(5,353
)
 
59,401

 

Other expense (income), net
1,878

 
24

 
(642
)
 

 
1,260

Earnings before income tax (benefit) expense
2,497

 
52,680

 
29,948

 
(59,401
)
 
25,724

Income tax (benefit) expense
(6,084
)
 
(865
)
 
122

 

 
(6,827
)
Net earnings before equity in earnings of subsidiaries
8,581

 
53,545

 
29,826

 
(59,401
)
 
32,551

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries
23,970

 
29,157

 
4,616

 
(57,743
)
 

Net earnings
$
32,551

 
$
82,702

 
$
34,442

 
$
(117,144
)
 
$
32,551

Comprehensive income
$
29,864

 
$
71,992

 
$
41,817

 
$
(113,809
)
 
$
29,864





21


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
 
May 31, 2018
 
Parent
 
Guarantors
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
36,411

 
$

 
$
153,079

 
$

 
$
189,490

Accounts receivable, net
18,176

 
55,856

 
138,252

 

 
212,284

Inventories, net
26,590

 
62,274

 
78,453

 

 
167,317

Other current assets
9,763

 
4,045

 
44,924

 

 
58,732

Total current assets
90,940

 
122,175

 
414,708

 

 
627,823

Property, plant & equipment, net
8,073

 
31,872

 
60,820

 

 
100,765

Goodwill
38,847

 
201,578

 
298,367

 

 
538,792

Other intangibles, net
7,202

 
129,460

 
73,498

 

 
210,160

Investment in subsidiaries
1,890,023

 
1,264,257

 
802,395

 
(3,956,675
)
 

Intercompany receivable

 
564,943

 
214,895

 
(779,838
)
 

Other long-term assets
10,391

 
31

 
16,823

 

 
27,245

Total assets
$
2,045,476

 
$
2,314,316

 
$
1,881,506

 
$
(4,736,513
)
 
$
1,504,785

LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade accounts payable
$
14,511

 
$
30,284

 
$
97,404

 
$

 
$
142,199

Accrued compensation and benefits
14,112

 
8,962

 
25,019

 

 
48,093

Current maturities of debt
30,000

 

 

 

 
30,000

Income taxes payable
6,069

 

 
11,536

 

 
17,605

Other current liabilities
18,931

 
6,521

 
37,985

 

 
63,437

Total current liabilities
83,623

 
45,767

 
171,944

 

 
301,334

Long-term debt
510,007

 

 

 

 
510,007

Deferred income taxes
13,659

 

 
5,832

 

 
19,491

Pension and post-retirement benefit liabilities
11,587

 

 
7,105

 

 
18,692

Other long-term liabilities
46,651

 
374

 
7,208

 

 
54,233

Intercompany payable
778,921

 

 
917

 
(779,838
)
 

Shareholders’ equity
601,028

 
2,268,175

 
1,688,500

 
(3,956,675
)
 
601,028

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$
2,045,476

 
$
2,314,316

 
$
1,881,506

 
$
(4,736,513
)
 
$
1,504,785


22


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
 
August 31, 2017
 
Parent
 
Guarantors
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
34,715