Form 10-K
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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, 2011

or

¨  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES

EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to             

 

LOGO

Commission file number 1-13215

GARDNER DENVER, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   76-0419383

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1500 Liberty Ridge Drive, Suite 3000

Wayne, PA

  19087
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (610) 249-2000

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

 

Title of each class   

Name of each exchange on

which registered

Common Stock of $0.01 par value per share

   New York Stock Exchange

Rights to Purchase Preferred Stock

   New York Stock Exchange

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  ¨

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  ¨        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  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, 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  þ        No  ¨

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) 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.    ¨

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    þ   Accelerated filer    ¨    Non-accelerated filer    ¨   Smaller reporting company    ¨
                                   (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  ¨        No  þ

Aggregate market value of the voting stock held by nonaffiliates of the registrant as of close of business on June 30, 2011 was approximately $4,379.1 million.

Common stock outstanding at January 27, 2012: 50,663,183 shares.

Documents Incorporated by Reference

Portions of the Gardner Denver, Inc. Proxy Statement for its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

 

 


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Table of Contents

 

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Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

     2   
PART I     
Item 1.  

Business

     3   
Item 1A.  

Risk Factors

     13   
Item 1B.  

Unresolved Staff Comments

     19   
Item 2.  

Properties

     19   
Item 3.  

Legal Proceedings

     19   
PART II     
Item 5.   Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities      20   
Item 6.  

Selected Financial Data

     22   
Item 7.  

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     22   
Item 7A.  

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

     39   
Item 8.  

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

     41   
Item 9.  

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

     86   
Item 9A.  

Controls and Procedures

     86   
Item 9B.  

Other Information

     87   
PART III     
Item 10.  

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

     88   
Item 11.  

Executive Compensation

     88   
Item 12.   Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters      88   
Item 13.  

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

     88   
Item 14.  

Principal Accounting Fees and Services

     88   
PART IV     
Item 15.  

Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules

     89   
SIGNATURES      90   
INDEX TO EXHIBITS      91   
Ex-12 (Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges)      95   
Ex-21 (Subsidiaries of the Registrant)      96   
Ex-23 (Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm)      99   
Ex-24 (Power of Attorney)      100   
Ex-31 (Certifications Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)      101   
Ex-32 (Certifications Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)      103   


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Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

All of the statements in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, other than historical facts, are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the statements made in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” particularly under the caption “Outlook.” As a general matter, forward-looking statements are those focused upon anticipated events or trends, expectations, and beliefs relating to matters that are not historical in nature. The words “could,” “should,” “feel,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “preliminary,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “intent,” “plan,” “will,” “foresee,” “project,” “forecast,” or the negative thereof or variations thereon, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for these forward-looking statements. In order to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, Gardner Denver, Inc. (the “Company” or “Gardner Denver”) notes that forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to the Company’s operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed in, anticipated by or implied by such forward-looking statements.

These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the Company’s exposure to the risks associated with instability in the global economy, which may negatively impact its revenues, liquidity, suppliers and customers; (2) exposure to cycles in specific markets, particularly the level of oil and natural gas prices and oil and natural gas drilling production, which affect demand for the Company’s petroleum products, and industrial production and manufacturing capacity utilization rates, which affect demand for the Company’s industrial products; (3) the risks associated with competition in the Company’s market segments, particularly the pricing of the Company’s products; (4) the risk that the Company is unable to develop new products and technologies, which may negatively impact our sales and market share; (5) the risks of large or rapid increases in raw material costs or substantial decreases in their availability, and the Company’s dependence on particular suppliers, particularly copper, aluminum, iron casting and other metal suppliers; (6) economic, political and other risks associated with the Company’s international sales and operations, including changes in currency exchange rates (primarily between the U.S. Dollar (“USD”), the euro (“EUR”), the British pound sterling (“GBP”) and the Chinese yuan (“CNY”)); (7) the risks associated with the potential loss of key customers for petroleum products and the potential resulting negative impact on the Company’s profitability and cash flows; (8) the risks associated with potential product liability and warranty claims due to the nature of the Company’s products; (9) the risks that the Company will not realize the expected financial benefits from future restructuring actions; (10) the ability to attract and retain quality executive management and other key personnel; (11) the risk that communication or information systems failure may disrupt the Company’s business and result in financial loss and liability to its customers; (12) the loss of, or disruption in, the Company’s distribution network could have a negative impact on the Company’s ability to ship products, meet customer demand, and otherwise operate its business; (13) the ability to avoid employee work stoppages and other labor difficulties; (14) the risks associated with potential changes in shale oil and gas regulation; (15) the risks associated with pending asbestos and silica personal injury lawsuits; (16) the risk of non-compliance with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations applicable to the Company’s international operations, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other similar laws; (17) the risks associated with environmental compliance costs and liabilities, including the compliance costs and liabilities of future climate change regulations; (18) the risks associated with enforcing the Company’s intellectual property rights and defending against potential intellectual property claims; (19) the risk of possible future charges if the Company determines that the value of goodwill and other intangible assets, representing a significant portion of the Company’s total assets, are impaired; (20) risks associated with the Company’s indebtedness and changes in the availability or costs of new financing to support the Company’s operations and future investments; (21) the ability to continue to identify and complete strategic acquisitions and effectively integrate such acquired companies to achieve desired financial benefits; and (22) changes in discount rates used for actuarial assumptions in pension and other postretirement obligation and expense calculations and market performance of pension plan assets. The foregoing factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read together with important information regarding risks and factors that may affect the Company’s future performance set forth under Item 1A “Risk Factors” of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

These statements reflect the current views and assumptions of management with respect to future events. The Company does not undertake, and hereby disclaims, any duty to update these forward-looking statements, even though its situation and circumstances may change in the future. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this report. The inclusion of any statement in this report does not constitute an admission by the Company or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material.

 

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PART I

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

Service marks, trademarks and tradenames and related designs or logotypes owned by Gardner Denver or its subsidiaries are shown in italics.

Executive Overview

Gardner Denver designs, manufactures and markets engineered industrial machinery and related parts and services. The Company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of highly engineered compressors and vacuum products for industrial applications. Stationary air compressors are used to pressurize gas, including air, in excess of 50 pounds per square inch gauge (“PSIG”) and are used in manufacturing, process applications and materials handling, and to power air tools and equipment. Blowers and liquid ring pumps compress gas, including air, up to 50 PSIG and are often used in vacuum applications. Blowers are used primarily in pneumatic conveying, wastewater aeration and engineered vacuum systems. Liquid ring pumps are often sold as part of an engineered package and are used in process applications such as power generation, chemical processing and oil and gas refining. The Company also supplies pumps and compressors for original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) applications such as medical equipment, vapor recovery, printing, packaging and laboratory equipment.

Additionally, the Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a diverse group of pumps, water jetting systems and related aftermarket parts used in oil and natural gas well drilling, servicing and production and in industrial cleaning and maintenance. The Company also manufactures loading arms, swivel joints, couplers and valves used to load and unload ships, tank trucks and rail cars. The Company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of reciprocating pumps used in oil and natural gas well drilling, servicing and production, and in loading arms used in the transfer of petrochemical products.

The Company’s divisional operations are combined into two major product groups: the Industrial Products Group and the Engineered Products Group. Approximately 42% of the Industrial Products Group revenue is generated through distribution, approximately 39% is sold directly to the end customer and the balance is for OEM products. By comparison, approximately 60% of Engineered Products Group revenue is sold directly to the end user, approximately 31% is used in OEM products and the balance is sold through distribution.

For the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company’s revenues were approximately $2.4 billion, of which 53% were derived from sales of Industrial Products and 47% were from sales of Engineered Products. Approximately 39% of the Company’s total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2011 were derived from sales to customers in the United States and approximately 61% were from sales to customers in various countries outside the United States. Of the total non-U.S. sales, 51% were to Europe, 28% to Asia, 5% to Canada, 5% to South America and 11% to other regions. See Note 20 “Segment Information” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.”

The Gardner Denver Way

The Gardner Denver Way encompasses the Company’s values and strategies for growth, and defines how it delivers value to its key stakeholders — customers, shareholders and employees. The Gardner Denver Way starts with the Company’s customers, who are at the center of everything the Company does. It focuses the Company on building strong value-added relationships with its customers by listening to them, understanding their needs and quickly responding with creative products and services. When the Company’s shareholders understand the value-driven relationship the Company shares with its customers, they continue to invest the resources the Company needs in order to grow.

The commitment of the Company’s employees to the goals and vision of the Gardner Denver Way enables the Company to use those resources to create a stronger company. By empowering the Company’s employees, the Gardner Denver Way engages the creativity of all employees to develop innovative products and services that meet the needs of the Company’s customers, to quickly recognize opportunities and to capitalize on them. Innovation and velocity are the core of the Gardner Denver Way — driving the Company’s differentiation from its competitors.

 

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Significant Accomplishments in 2011

The strategic goals of the Company, guided by the Gardner Denver Way, are to grow revenues faster than the industry average, and to grow net income and net cash provided by operating activities faster than revenues. Gardner Denver’s five-point growth strategy is comprised of organic growth, aftermarket growth, innovative products, selective acquisitions, and margin improvement. To accomplish its strategic goals, the Company has acquired products and operations that serve global markets, and has focused on integrating these acquisitions to remove excess costs and generate cash. The Company has pursued organic growth through new product development and investment in new technologies and employee development. The Company believes operational excellence and internal process improvements will help the Company achieve its goals, with a focus on its three key stakeholders: customers, shareholders and employees. The Company focuses on the needs of its customers to strengthen these key relationships and empower employees to respond to customers’ needs in innovative and effective ways.

The Company’s significant accomplishments in 2011 included:

 

   

As a result of continued operational improvements and cost reductions through application of the Gardner Denver Way, and year over year revenue growth, the Company realized significant expansion in operating income as a percentage of revenues in both the Industrial Products Group and Engineered Products Group. Total year revenues for the business rose to $2.37 billion and operating margins finished at 16.9%, both records for the Company.

 

   

20% organic growth through leveraging Gardner Denver channels to drive sales, investing in high-growth market segments such as energy, medical, life sciences and environment, and further strengthening the Company’s presence in faster-growing geographic markets, such as Asia-Pacific and Brazil by providing a broader range of locally manufactured industrial products. Results include promising order rates in attractive end markets and regions for both the Industrial Products Group and Engineered Products Group.

 

   

Generated $300 million in net cash from operating activities, which was in excess of net income, compared to $202 million in 2010. Uses of cash during 2011 included the repayment of $125 million of 8% Senior Subordinated Notes, investments in capital projects of $55.7 million, the acquisition of Robuschi S.p.A. (“Robuschi”) for $200.8 million, repurchases of common shares of $132.6 million, the buyout of interests in two joint ventures for $18.8 million, and payment of cash dividends of $10.4 million ($0.20 per common share). The Company’s cash balance of $155.3 million, financing alternatives and availability under its various borrowing facilities provide the flexibility to consider acquisition opportunities should they arise.

 

   

Developed new products that incorporate the voice of the customer, provide differentiation from the competition and strengthen the Company’s position as a leader in innovation. Examples include the Hoffman Revolution centrifugal blower and the PZ 2400 drilling pump.

 

   

Increased aftermarket revenues as a percentage of total revenues to approximately 32% in 2011 from 31% in 2010. This increase represents solid progress toward the Company’s long term goal of 40% to 45%.

 

   

Reduced Selling General & Administrative expenses as a percent of sales to 16.7% for total year 2011, down 280 basis points from 2010 levels of 19.5%.

 

   

Completed the relocation of the Company’s corporate headquarters to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. This location provides the logistical advantages of a major metropolitan area and better accessibility to global customers, the Company’s operations outside the U.S., investors and a broader pool of local professional human resources.

Management believes the continued execution of the Company’s strategies will help reduce the variability of its financial results in the short term, while providing above-average opportunities for growth and return on investment.

 

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History

The Company’s business of manufacturing industrial and petroleum equipment began in 1859 when Robert W. Gardner redesigned the fly-ball governor to provide speed control for steam engines. By 1900, the then Gardner Company had expanded its product line to include steam pumps and vertical high-speed air compressors. In 1927, the Gardner Company merged with Denver Rock Drill, a manufacturer of equipment for oil wells and mining and construction, and became the Gardner-Denver Company. In 1979, the Gardner-Denver Company was acquired by Cooper Industries, Inc. (“Cooper”, and predecessor to Cameron International Corporation) and operated as 10 unincorporated divisions. Two of these divisions, the Gardner-Denver Air Compressor Division and the Petroleum Equipment Division, were combined in 1985 to form the Gardner-Denver Industrial Machinery Division (the “Division”). The OPI pump product line was purchased in 1985 and added to the Division. In 1987, Cooper acquired the Sutorbilt and DuroFlow blower product lines and the Joy® industrial compressor product line, which were also consolidated into the Division. Effective December 31, 1993, the assets and liabilities of the Division were transferred by Cooper to the Company, which had been formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cooper. On April 15, 1994, the Company was spun-off as an independent company to the stockholders of Cooper.

Gardner Denver has completed 24 acquisitions since becoming an independent company in 1994. The following table summarizes major transactions completed since January 2005.

 

Date of Acquisition

 

Acquired Entity

  

Approximate Transaction Value (USD millions)

July 2005

  Thomas Industries Inc.    484

October 2008

  CompAir Holdings Limited    379

December 2011

  Robuschi S.p.A.    201

In July 2005, the Company acquired Thomas Industries Inc. (“Thomas”), previously a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Thomas was a leading supplier of pumps, compressors and blowers for OEM applications such as medical equipment, vapor recovery, automotive and transportation applications, printing, packaging and laboratory equipment. Thomas designs, manufactures, markets, sells and services these products through worldwide operations. Thomas’ vacuum and pump operations are managed in the Engineered Products Group and its blower operations are managed in the Industrial Products Group.

In October 2008, the Company completed the acquisition of CompAir Holdings Limited (“CompAir”), a leading global manufacturer of compressed air and gas solutions headquartered in Redditch, United Kingdom (“UK”). CompAir manufactures an extensive range of products, including oil-injected and oil-free stationary rotary screw compressors, reciprocating compressors, portable rotary screw compressors and rotary vane compressors. These products are used in, among other things, oil and gas exploration, mining and construction, power plants, general industrial applications, OEM applications such as snow-making and mass transit, compressed natural gas, industrial gases and breathing air, and in naval, marine and defense market segments. This acquisition was complementary to the Company’s Industrial Products Group product portfolio.

In December 2011, the Company acquired Robuschi S.p.A, a leading European producer of blowers, pumps and associated packages. These products are used in a wide variety of end markets including wastewater, mining, and power generation, as well as general industrial applications. With facilities in Noceto, Italy; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China, in addition to its main production facility in Parma, Robuschi serves over 3,000 customers and has an installed base in excess of 200,000 units. This acquisition was complementary to the Company’s Industrial Products Group product portfolio.

Markets and Products

A description of the particular products manufactured and sold by Gardner Denver in its two reportable segments as of December 31, 2011 is set forth below. For financial information over the past three years on the Company’s performance by reportable segment and the Company’s international sales, refer to Note 20 “Segment Information” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.”

 

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Industrial Products Group Segment

In the Industrial Products Group, the Company designs, manufactures, markets and services the following products and related aftermarket parts for industrial and commercial applications: rotary screw, reciprocating, and sliding vane air and gas compressors; positive displacement, centrifugal and side channel blowers; and vacuum pumps, primarily serving manufacturing, transportation and general industry and selected OEM and engineered system applications. The Company also markets and services complementary ancillary products. Industrial Products Group sales for the year ended December 31, 2011 were approximately $1.3 billion.

Compressors are used to increase the pressure of gas, including air, by mechanically decreasing its volume. The Company’s reciprocating compressors range from fractional to 1,500 horsepower and are sold under the Gardner Denver, Champion, Bottarini, CompAir, Mako, Reavell and Belliss & Morcom trademarks. The Company’s lubricated rotary screw compressors range from 5 to 680 horsepower and are sold under the Gardner Denver, Bottarini, Electra-Screw, Electra-Saver, Electra-Saver II, Enduro, RotorChamp, Tamrotor, CompAir and Tempest trademarks. The Company’s oil-free rotary screw compressors range from 5 to 150 horsepower and are sold under the Gardner Denver, CompAir and Dryclon trademarks. The Company’s oil-free centrifugal compressors range from 200 to 400 horsepower and are sold under the Quantima trademark. The Company also has a full range of portable compressors that are sold under the CompAir and Bottarini trademarks.

Blowers are used to produce a high volume of air at low pressure or vacuum. The Company’s positive displacement blowers range from 0 to 36 PSIG discharge pressure and 0 to 29.9 inches of mercury (in Hg) vacuum and capacity range of 0 to 17,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and are sold under the trademarks Sutorbilt, DuroFlow, CycloBlower, HeliFlow, Robuschi, TriFlow, Drum, Wittig and Elmo Rietschle. The Company’s multistage centrifugal blowers are sold under the trademarks Gardner Denver, Lamson and Hoffman and range from 0.5 to 25 PSIG discharge pressure and 0 to 18 inches Hg vacuum and capacity range of 100 to 40,000 CFM. The Company’s side channel blowers range from 0 to 15 PSIG discharge pressure and 20 inches Hg vacuum and capacity range of 0 to 1,500 CFM and are sold under the Elmo Rietschle, Airgen and TurboTron trademarks. The Company’s sliding vane compressors and vacuum pumps range from 0 to 150 PSIG discharge pressure and 29.9 inches Hg vacuum and capacity range of 0 to 3,000 CFM and are sold under the Gardner Denver, Hydrovane, Elmo Rietschle, Drum and Wittig trademarks. The Company’s engineered vacuum systems are used in industrial cleaning, hospitals, dental offices, general industrial applications and the chemical industry and are sold under the Gardner Denver, Invincible, and Elmo Rietschle trademarks. The Company’s engineered systems range from 0 to 32 PSIG discharge pressure and 29.9 inches Hg vacuum and capacity range of 50 to 3,000 CFM and are sold under the Elmo Rietschle trademark.

Almost all manufacturing plants and industrial facilities, as well as many service industries, use compressor and vacuum products. The largest customers for the Company’s compressor and vacuum products are durable and non-durable goods manufacturers; process industries (petroleum, primary metals, pharmaceutical, food and paper); OEMs; manufacturers of printing equipment, pneumatic conveying equipment, and dry and liquid bulk transports; wastewater treatment facilities; and automotive service centers and niche applications such as PET bottle blowing, breathing air equipment and compressed natural gas. Manufacturers of machinery and related equipment use stationary compressors for automated systems, controls, materials handling and special machinery requirements. The petroleum, primary metals, pharmaceutical, food and paper industries require compressed air and vacuum for processing, instrumentation, packaging and pneumatic conveying. The Company’s blowers are instrumental to local utilities for aeration in treating industrial and municipal waste. Blowers are also used in service industries, for example, residential carpet cleaning to vacuum moisture from carpets during the shampooing and cleaning process. Positive displacement blowers and vacuum pumps are used on trucks to vacuum leaves and debris from street sewers and to unload liquid and dry bulk materials such as cement, grain and plastic pellets. Additionally, blowers are used in packaging technologies, medical applications, printing and paper processing and numerous chemical processing applications.

The Industrial Products Group operates production facilities around the world including six plants in the U.S., four in the UK, three in Germany, two in Italy, and one each in China, Brazil and Finland. The most significant facilities include owned properties in Quincy, Illinois; Sedalia, Missouri; Peachtree City, Georgia; Princeton, Illinois; Bradford and Redditch, UK; Bad Neustadt and Schopfheim, Germany; and leased properties in Tampere, Finland; Simmern, Germany; Ipswich, UK; Qingpu China; and Parma, Italy.

 

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The Company has six vehicle-fitting facilities in six countries within Europe. These fitting facilities offer customized vehicle installations of systems, which include compressors, blowers, exhausters, generators, hydraulics, power take-off units, gear boxes, axles, pumps and oil and fuel systems. Typical uses for such systems include the discharge of product from road tankers, tire removal, transfer of power from gear boxes to ancillary power units and provision of power for electrical and compressed air operated tools. Each facility can offer onsite repair and maintenance or support the customer in the field through their own service engineers and a network of service agents. In addition, the Company has two service and remanufacturing centers in the U.S. that can perform installation, repair and maintenance work on certain of the Company’s products and similar equipment.

Engineered Products Group Segment

The Company’s Engineered Products Group segment designs, manufactures, markets and services a diverse group of pumps, compressors, liquid ring vacuum pumps, water jetting and loading arm systems and related aftermarket parts. These products are used in well drilling, well servicing and production of oil and natural gas; industrial, commercial and transportation applications; and in industrial cleaning and maintenance. This segment also designs, manufactures, markets and services other engineered products and components and equipment for the chemical, petroleum and food industries. Engineered Products Group sales for the year ended December 31, 2011 were approximately $1.1 billion.

Positive displacement reciprocating pumps are marketed under the Gardner Denver and OPI trademarks. Typical applications of Gardner Denver pumps in oil and natural gas production include oil transfer, water flooding, salt-water disposal, pipeline testing, ammine pumping for gas processing, re-pressurizing, enhanced oil recovery, hydraulic power and other liquid transfer applications. The Company’s production pumps range from 25 to 300 horsepower horizontally designed pumps. The Company markets one of the most complete product lines of well servicing pumps. Well servicing operations include general workover service, completions (bringing wells into production after drilling), and plugging and abandonment of wells. The Company’s well servicing products consist of high-pressure plunger pumps ranging from 165 to 400 horsepower. Gardner Denver also manufactures intermittent duty triplex and quintuplex plunger pumps ranging from 250 to 3,000 horsepower for well cementing and stimulation, including reservoir fracturing or acidizing. Duplex pumps, ranging from 16 to 100 horsepower, are produced for shallow drilling, which includes water well drilling, seismic drilling and mineral exploration. Triplex mud pumps for oil and natural gas drilling rigs range from 275 to 2,400 horsepower.

Liquid ring vacuum pumps, compressors and engineered systems, sold under the Nash trademark, are used in many different applications including gas removal, distillation, reacting, drying, lifting and handling, filters, priming and vapor recovery. These applications are found principally in the pulp and paper, industrial manufacturing, petrochemical, power, mining and oil and gas industries. Nash products range in capacity from approximately 10 CFM to over 20,000 CFM. These products are sold primarily through direct sales channels and agents. Gardner Denver operates five Nash service centers in North America, and one each in the Netherlands and Australia. The Oberdorfer line of fractional horsepower specialty bronze and high alloy pumps for the general industrial and marine markets was acquired as part of the Thomas acquisition. A small portion of Gardner Denver pumps are sold for use in industrial applications.

Through its Thomas operating division, the Company has a strong presence in medical markets and environmental markets such as sewage aeration and vapor recovery through the design of custom compressors and vacuum pumps for OEMs. Deep vacuum pumps are sold under the Welch and ILMVAC trademarks into the laboratory and life science markets. Other major markets for this division include the automotive, industrial and printing markets.

Gardner Denver water jetting pumps and systems are used in a variety of industries including petrochemical, refining, power generation, aerospace, construction and automotive, among others. The products are sold under the Partek, Liqua-Blaster and American Water Blaster trademarks, and are employed in applications such as industrial cleaning, coatings removal, concrete demolition, and surface preparation.

Gardner Denver’s other fluid transfer components and equipment include loading arms, swivel joints, storage tank equipment, dry-break couplers and tank truck systems used to load and unload ships, tank trucks and rail cars. These products are sold primarily under the Emco Wheaton, Todo and Perolo trademarks.

 

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The Engineered Products Group operates twenty-two production facilities (including two remanufacturing facilities) around the world including twelve in the U.S., four in Germany, two in China and one each in the UK, Sweden, Brazil and Canada. The most significant facilities include owned properties in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Quincy, Illinois; Syracuse, New York; Ilmenau, Kirchhain and Memmingen, Germany; Boshan and Wuxi, China; Margate, UK; and Toreboda, Sweden, and leased properties in Houston, Texas; Monroe, Louisiana; Elizabeth, Pennsylvania; Nuremberg, Germany; and Oakville, Ontario.

Customers and Customer Service

Gardner Denver sells its products through independent distributors and sales representatives, and directly to OEMs, engineering firms and end-users. The Company has been able to establish strong customer relationships with numerous key OEMs and exclusive supply arrangements with many of its distributors. The Company uses a direct sales force to serve OEM and engineering firm accounts because these customers typically require higher levels of technical assistance, more coordinated shipment scheduling and more complex product service than customers of the Company’s less specialized products. As a significant portion of its products are marketed through independent distribution, the Company is committed to developing and supporting its distribution network of over 1,000 distributors and representatives. The Company has distribution centers that stock parts, accessories and small compressor and vacuum products in order to provide adequate and timely availability. The Company also leases sales office and warehouse space in various locations. Gardner Denver provides its distributors with sales and product literature, technical assistance and training programs, advertising and sales promotions, order-entry and tracking systems and an annual restocking program. Furthermore, the Company participates in major trade shows and has a direct marketing department to generate sales leads and support the distributors’ sales personnel. The Company does not have any customers that individually provide more than 5% of its consolidated revenues, and the loss of any individual customer would not materially affect its consolidated revenues. However, revenue is derived from certain key customers for the Company’s petroleum products and the loss or reduction of any significant long-term contracts with any of these customers could result in a material decrease in the Company’s future profitability and cash flows. Fluctuations in revenue are primarily driven by specific industry and market changes.

Gardner Denver’s distributors maintain an inventory of complete units and parts and provide aftermarket service to end-users. There are several hundred field service representatives for Gardner Denver products in the distributor network. The Company’s service personnel and product engineers provide the distributors’ service representatives with technical assistance and field training, particularly with respect to installation and repair of equipment. The Company also provides aftermarket support through its service and remanufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Germany. The service and vehicle fitting facilities provide preventative maintenance programs, repairs, refurbishment, upgrades and spare parts for many of the Company’s products.

The primary OEM accounts for Thomas products are handled directly from the manufacturing locations. Smaller accounts and replacement business are handled through a network of distributors. Outside of the U.S. and Germany, the Company’s subsidiaries are responsible for sales and service of Thomas products in the countries or regions they serve.

Competition

Competition in the Company’s markets is generally robust and is based on product quality, performance, price and availability. The relative importance of each of these factors varies depending on the specific type of product and application. Given the potential for equipment failures to cause expensive operational disruption, the Company’s customers generally view quality and reliability as critical factors in their equipment purchasing decision. The required frequency of maintenance is highly variable based on the type of equipment and application.

Although there are a few large manufacturers of compressor and vacuum products, the marketplace for these products remains highly fragmented due to the wide variety of product technologies, applications and selling channels. Gardner Denver’s principal competitors in sales of standard configurations of compressor and vacuum products which are included in the Industrial Products Group include Ingersoll-Rand, Sullair (owned by United

 

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Technologies Corporation), Atlas Copco, Quincy Compressor (owned by Atlas Copco), Kaeser Compressor, Roots, Busch, Becker, SiHi and GHH RAND (owned by Ingersoll-Rand). Manufacturers located in India, China and Taiwan are also becoming more significant competitors as the products produced in these regions improve in quality and reliability.

The market for engineered products such as those included in the Engineered Products Group is highly fragmented, although there are a few multinational manufacturers with broad product offerings that are significant. Because Gardner Denver is focused on pumps used in oil and natural gas production and well servicing and well drilling, it does not typically compete directly with the major full-line pump manufacturers. The Company’s principal competitors in sales of petroleum pump products include National Oilwell Varco and SPM Flow Control, Inc. (owned by The Weir Group PLC). The Company’s principal competitors in sales of water jetting systems include NLB Corp. and Hammelmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH (both owned by Interpump Group SpA), Jetstream (a division of Federal Signal) and WOMA Apparatebau GmbH. The Company’s principal competitors in sales of other engineered products and equipment are SiHi, OPW Engineered Systems, Civacon (owned by Dover Corporation), FMC Technologies, Schwelm Verladetechnik GmbH (SVT) and Gast (a division of IDEX).

Research and Development

The Company’s products are best characterized as mature, with evolutionary technological advances. Technological trends in the Company’s products include development of oil-free and oil-less air compressors, increased product efficiency, reduction of noise levels, size and weight reduction for mobile applications, increased service-free life, and advanced control systems to upgrade the flexibility and precision of regulating pressure and capacity. The Company has also developed and introduced new technologies such as security and remote monitoring systems for transportation markets that are based on the latest wireless RFID (radio frequency identification) and data-transfer technologies.

The Company actively engages in a continuing research and development program. The Gardner Denver research and development centers are dedicated to various activities, including new product development, product performance improvement and new product applications.

Gardner Denver’s products are designed to satisfy the safety and performance standards set by various industry groups and testing laboratories. Care is exercised throughout the manufacturing and final testing process to ensure that products conform to industry, government and customer specifications.

During the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010, and 2009, the Company spent approximately $39.3 million, $35.9 million, and $36.0 million, respectively, on research activities relating to the development of new products and the improvement of existing products. All such expenditures were funded by the Company.

Manufacturing

In general, the Company’s manufacturing processes involve the precision machining of castings, forgings and bar stock material which are assembled into finished components. These components are sold as finished products or packaged with purchased components into complete systems. Gardner Denver operates thirty-nine manufacturing facilities (including remanufacturing facilities) that utilize a broad variety of processes. At the Company’s manufacturing locations, it maintains advanced manufacturing, quality assurance and testing equipment geared to the specific products that it manufactures, and uses extensive process automation in its manufacturing operations. The Company’s manufacturing facilities extensively employ the use of computer aided numerical control tools, and manufacturing techniques that concentrate the equipment necessary to produce similar products or components in one area of the plant (cell manufacturing). One operator using cell manufacturing can monitor and operate several machines, as well as assemble and test products made by such machines, thereby improving operating efficiency and product quality while reducing lead times and the amount of work-in-process and finished product inventories.

Gardner Denver has representatives on the American Petroleum Institute’s working committee and various groups of the European Committee for Standardization, and also has relationships with standard enforcement organizations such as Underwriters Laboratories, Det Norske Veritas and the Canadian Standard Association. The Company maintains ISO 9001-2000 certification on the quality systems at a majority of its manufacturing and design locations.

 

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Raw Materials and Suppliers

Gardner Denver purchases a wide variety of raw materials to manufacture its products. The Company’s most significant commodity-related exposures are to cast iron, aluminum and steel, which are the primary raw materials used by the Company. Additionally, the Company purchases a large number of motors and, therefore, also has exposure to changes in the price of copper, which is a main component of motors. Such materials are generally available from a number of suppliers. The Company has a limited number of long-term contracts with some of its suppliers of key components, but additionally believes that its sources of raw materials and components are reliable and adequate for its needs. Gardner Denver uses single sources of supply for certain castings, motors and other select engineered components. A disruption in deliveries from a given supplier could therefore have an adverse effect on the Company’s ability to timely meet its commitments to customers. Nevertheless, the Company believes that it has appropriately balanced this risk against the cost of sustaining a greater number of suppliers. Moreover, the Company has sought, and will continue to seek, cost reductions in its purchases of materials and supplies by consolidating purchases and pursuing alternate sources of supply.

Order Backlog

Order backlog consists of orders believed to be firm for which a customer purchase order has been received or communicated. However, since orders may be rescheduled or canceled, backlog does not necessarily reflect future sales levels. See the information included under “Outlook” contained in Item 7 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Patents, Trademarks and Other Intellectual Property

The Company believes that the success of its business depends more on the technical competence, creativity and marketing abilities of its employees than on any individual patent, trademark or copyright. Nevertheless, as part of its ongoing research, development and manufacturing activities, Gardner Denver has a policy of securing its proprietary products, product enhancements and processes with appropriate protective measures.

In the aggregate, patents and trademarks are of considerable importance to the manufacture and marketing of many of Gardner Denver’s products. However, the Company does not consider any single patent or trademark, or group of patents or trademarks, to be material to its business as a whole, except for the Gardner Denver trademark. Other important trademarks the Company uses include, among others, Aeon, Airgen, Belliss & Morcom, Bottarini, Champion, CompAir, CycloBlower, Drum, DuroFlow, Elmo Rietschle, Emco Wheaton, Hoffman, ILMVAC, Hydrovane, Lamson, Legend, Mako, Nash, Oberdorfer, OPI, Quantima, Reavell, Robuschi, Sutorbilt, Tamrotor, Thomas, Todo, Webster, Welch and Wittig. Gardner Denver has registered its trademarks in the countries where it deems necessary or in the Company’s best interest.

Pursuant to trademark license agreements, Cooper has rights to use the Gardner Denver trademark for certain power tools.

The Company also relies upon trade secret protection for its confidential and proprietary information and techniques and routinely enters into confidentiality agreements with its employees as well as its suppliers and other third parties receiving such information. There can be no assurance, however, that these protections are sufficient, that others will not independently obtain similar information and techniques or otherwise gain access to the Company’s trade secrets or that they can effectively be protected.

Employees

As of January 2012, the Company had approximately 6,800 full-time employees. The Company believes that its current relations with employees are satisfactory.

 

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Executive Officers of the Registrant

The following sets forth certain information with respect to Gardner Denver’s executive officers as of February 24, 2012. These officers serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

 

Name    Position    Age  

Barry L. Pennypacker

   President and Chief Executive Officer      51   

Michael M. Larsen

   Vice President and Chief Financial Officer      43   

T. Duane Morgan

   Vice President, Gardner Denver, Inc. and President, Engineered Products Group      62   

Brent A. Walters

   Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary      47   

Susan A. Gunn

   Vice President, Human Resources      40   

Bob D. Elkins

   Vice President, Chief Information Officer      63   

Barry L. Pennypacker, age 51, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Gardner Denver in January 2008 and as a director in February 2008. He joined the Company from Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation, a worldwide provider of technology-based equipment and services for the rail industry, where he held a series of Vice President positions with increasing responsibility from 1999 to 2008, with his last position being as Vice President, Group Executive. Prior to that, he was Director, Worldwide Operations for the Stanley Fastening Systems, an operating unit of Stanley Works, from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Pennypacker also served in a number of senior management positions of increasing responsibility with Danaher Corporation from 1992 to 1997. He holds a B.S. in operations management from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. in operations research from St. Joseph’s University.

Mr. Pennypacker’s extensive managerial and operational expertise has proven invaluable to the Company and Board during the recent worldwide economic downturn. His foresight to make crucial operational improvements and his continued vision in implementing the Gardner Denver Way has been a significant factor in the Company’s success. His leadership in addressing the issues facing the Company has provided our Board with the insight necessary to strategically plan for the Company’s future successes.

Michael M. Larsen, age 43, was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gardner Denver in October 2010. He joined the Company from General Electric (“GE”) Water & Process Technologies, a global leader in water treatment and process solutions, where he was Chief Financial Officer. His previous experience includes more than 15 years with GE, where he held a number of global finance leadership roles with increasing responsibility in GE Plastics, GE Industrial, GE Energy Services and GE Power & Water. He began his GE career with GE Healthcare as part of the Financial Management Program in 1995. Mr. Larsen holds a B.A. in international economics from the American University of Paris and an M.B.A. from Columbia University and London Business School.

T. Duane Morgan, age 62, was promoted to Vice President, Gardner Denver, and President, Engineered Products Group in January 2009. He joined the Company as Vice President and General Manager of the Gardner Denver Fluid Transfer Division in December 2005. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, Mr. Morgan served as President of Process Valves for Cooper Cameron Valves, a division of Cooper Cameron Corporation, Vice President and General Manager, Aftermarket Services, from 2003 to 2005, and President of Orbit Valve, a division of Cooper Cameron Valves, from 1998 to 2002. From 1985 to 1998, he served in various capacities in plant and sales management for Cooper Oil Tool Division, Cooper Industries. Before joining Cooper Industries, he held various positions in finance, marketing and sales with Joy Manufacturing Company and B.F. Goodrich Company. Mr. Morgan holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from McNeese State University and an M.B.A. from Louisiana State University. Mr. Morgan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Valve Manufacturers Association. Mr. Morgan also served on active duty as an Air Defense Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army.

Brent A. Walters, age 47, was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Gardner Denver in August 2009, and appointed Secretary of the Company in February 2010. He joined the Company from Caterpillar Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of construction machinery and equipment, where

 

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he held a series of positions with increasing responsibility from 1996 to 2009, most recently as Senior Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining Caterpillar in 1996, Mr. Walters was an associate attorney with Hinshaw & Culbertson from 1991 to 1996 and a financial auditor with KPMG LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP prior to attending law school. Mr. Walters has a B.S. in accounting from Bradley University and J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Susan A. Gunn, age 40, was appointed Vice President, Human Resources in January 2012. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, Ms. Gunn was employed by Hay Group as Global Head of Human Resources and Acting Chief Marketing Officer. Hay Group is a private global management consulting firm providing extensive support in evaluating and implementing global human resources strategy. Ms. Gunn also led international HR operations in public enterprises including senior human resources roles at Willis Group Holdings, Revlon and Vivendi Universal (The Seagram Company). Ms. Gunn is also a member of the Board of Directors for Leadership Philadelphia, a non-profit institution supporting philanthropist leadership activities in the Philadelphia area. Ms. Gunn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from McGill University.

Bob D. Elkins, age 63, was promoted to Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Gardner Denver in November 2007. He joined Gardner Denver in January 2004, as Director of Information Technology and served in that position until his promotion in 2005 to Vice President, Information Technology. Mr. Elkins has over 20 years experience in Information Technology leadership positions. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, he served as Senior Project Manager for SBI and Company from September 2003 to December 2003, Vice President, Industry Solutions for Novoforum from July 2000 to September 2002, Director of Information Technology for Halliburton Energy Services from May 1994 to July 2000, and Associate Partner at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) from January 1981 to May 1994. Mr. Elkins has a B.S. in economics and an M.B.A. in computer science from Texas A&M University.

Compliance Certifications

The Company has included at Exhibits 31.1 and 31.2 of this Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 certificates of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer certifying the quality of the Company’s public disclosure. The Company’s Chief Executive Officer has also submitted to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) a document certifying, without qualification, that he is not aware of any violations by the Company of the NYSE corporate governance listing standards.

Environmental Matters

The Company is subject to numerous federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations relating to the storage, handling, emission, disposal and discharge of materials into the environment. The Company believes that its existing environmental control procedures are adequate and it has no current plans for substantial capital expenditures in this area. Gardner Denver has an environmental policy that confirms its commitment to a clean environment and compliance with environmental laws. Gardner Denver has an active environmental management program aimed at compliance with existing environmental regulations and developing methods to eliminate or significantly reduce the generation of pollutants in the manufacturing processes.

The Company has been identified as a potentially responsible party (“PRP”) with respect to several sites designated for cleanup under U.S. federal “Superfund” or similar state laws that impose liability for cleanup of certain waste sites and for related natural resource damages. Persons potentially liable for such costs and damages generally include the site owner or operator and persons that disposed or arranged for the disposal of hazardous substances found at those sites. Although these laws impose joint and several liability, in application, the PRPs typically allocate the investigation and cleanup costs based upon the volume of waste contributed by each PRP. Based on currently available information, Gardner Denver was only a small contributor to these waste sites, and the Company has, or is attempting to negotiate, de minimis settlements for their cleanup. The cleanup of the remaining sites is substantially complete and the Company’s future obligations entail a share of the sites’ ongoing operating and maintenance expense.

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currently available information, the Company does not anticipate that any of these sites will result in material additional costs beyond those already accrued on its balance sheet.

Gardner Denver has an accrued liability on its balance sheet to the extent costs are known or can be reasonably estimated for its remaining financial obligations for these matters. Based upon consideration of currently available information, the Company does not anticipate any material adverse effect on its results of operations, financial condition, liquidity or competitive position as a result of compliance with federal, state, local or foreign environmental laws or regulations, or cleanup costs relating to the sites discussed above.

Available Information

The Company’s Internet website address is www.gardnerdenver.com. Copies of the following reports are available free of charge through the internet website, as soon as reasonably practicable after they have been filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended: the Annual Report on Form 10-K; quarterly reports on Form 10-Q; current reports on Form 8-K; and any amendments to such reports. Information on the website does not constitute part of this or any other report filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

We have exposure to the risks associated with instability in the global economy and financial markets, which may negatively impact our revenues, liquidity, suppliers and customers.

As a result of the adverse economic conditions in the United States, Europe and Asia, we experienced decreased demand for our products during 2009, which in turn had a negative effect on our revenues and net income. The economic recovery in certain markets during 2010 resulted in improved revenues and net income in 2010 and 2011. However, continued future growth will, in part, be contingent on the strength and duration of the recovery. Additionally, diminished credit availability may prohibit our customers and suppliers from obtaining financing for their operations, which could result in (i) disruption to our supply deliveries or our inability to obtain raw materials at favorable pricing, (ii) a decrease in orders of our products or the cancellations thereof, and (iii) our customers’ inability to pay for our products. Furthermore, the volatility in security prices may adversely affect the value of the assets in our pension plans, which may, in turn, result in increased future funding requirements and pension cost. We are unable to predict the strength and duration of the current economic recovery in the United States, Europe and Asia. A return to the more adverse economic conditions experienced in 2009 could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition and exacerbate the other risk factors described below.

We operate in cyclical markets, which may make our revenues and operating results fluctuate.

Demand for certain of our petroleum products is primarily tied to the number of working and available drilling rigs and oil and natural gas prices. The energy market, in particular, is cyclical in nature as the worldwide demand for oil and natural gas fluctuates. When worldwide demand for these commodities is depressed, the demand for our products used in drilling and recovery applications is reduced. Accordingly, our operating results for any particular period are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for any future period as the markets for our products have historically experienced cyclical downturns in demand.

We face robust competition in the markets we serve, which could materially and adversely affect our operating results.

We actively compete with many companies producing the same or similar products. Depending on the particular product and application, we experience competition based on a number of factors, including price, quality, performance and availability. We compete against many companies, including divisions of larger companies with greater financial resources than we possess. As a result, these competitors may be both domestically and internationally better able to withstand a change in conditions within the markets in which we compete and throughout the global economy as a whole.

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our competitors’ development of new products and services, identify customer needs and preferences on a timely basis or successfully introduce new products and services in response to such competitive factors, we could lose customers to competitors. If we cannot compete successfully, our sales and operating results could be materially and adversely affected.

If we are unable to develop new products and technologies, our competitive position may be impaired, which could materially and adversely affect our sales and market share.

The markets we operate in are characterized by changing technologies and frequent introductions of new products and services. Our ability to develop new products based on technological innovation can affect our competitive position and often requires the investment of significant resources. Difficulties or delays in research, development or production of new products and technologies or failure to gain market acceptance of new products and technologies may significantly reduce future revenues and materially and adversely affect our competitive position.

Large or rapid increases in the costs of raw materials or substantial decreases in their availability and our dependence on particular suppliers of raw materials could materially and adversely affect our operating results.

Our primary raw materials, directly and indirectly, are cast iron, aluminum and steel. We also purchase a large number of motors and, therefore, also have exposure to changes in the price of copper, which is a primary component of motors. The Company has long-term contracts with only a few suppliers of key components. Consequently, we are vulnerable to fluctuations in prices of such raw materials. Factors such as supply and demand, freight costs and transportation availability, inventory levels of brokers and dealers, the level of imports and general economic conditions may affect the price of raw materials. We use single sources of supply for certain iron castings, motors and other select engineered components. From time to time in recent years, we have experienced a disruption to our supply deliveries and may experience further supply disruptions. Any such disruption could have a material adverse effect on our ability to timely meet our commitments to customers and, therefore, our operating results.

More than half of our sales and operations are in non-U.S. jurisdictions and we are subject to the economic, political, regulatory and other risks of international operations.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, approximately 61% of our revenues were from customers in countries outside of the United States. We have manufacturing facilities in Germany, the UK, China, Finland, Italy, Brazil, Sweden and Canada. We intend to continue to expand our international operations to the extent that suitable opportunities become available. Non-U.S. operations and U.S. export sales could be adversely affected as a result of:

 

   

political or economic instability in certain countries;

 

   

differences in foreign laws, including increased difficulties in protecting intellectual property and uncertainty in enforcement of contract rights;

 

   

credit risks;

 

   

currency fluctuations, in particular, changes in currency exchange rates between the USD, the EUR, the GBP and the CNY;

 

   

exchange controls;

 

   

changes in tariff restrictions;

 

   

royalty and tax increases;

 

   

potential problems obtaining supply of raw materials;

 

   

nationalization of private enterprises;

 

   

shipping products during times of crisis or war; and

 

   

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Our operating results could be adversely affected by a reduction of business with key customers for petroleum products.

Although we have no customers that individually represent 5% or more of our total annual sales, we derive revenue from certain key customers for our petroleum products and the loss or reduction of any significant contracts with any of these customers could result in a material decrease of our future profitability and cash flows. In addition, lost sales may be difficult to replace due to the relative concentration of the customer base in this market segment.

The nature of our products creates the possibility of significant product liability and warranty claims, which could harm our business.

Customers use some of our products in potentially hazardous applications that can cause injury or loss of life and damage to property, equipment or the environment. In addition, our products are integral to the production process for some end-users and any failure of our products could result in a suspension of operations. Although we maintain strict quality controls and procedures, we cannot be certain that our products will be completely free from defects. We maintain amounts and types of insurance coverage that we believe are currently adequate and consistent with normal industry practice for a company of our relative size, and limit our liability by contract wherever possible. However, we cannot guarantee that insurance will be available or adequate to cover all liabilities incurred. We also may not be able to maintain insurance in the future at levels we believe are necessary and at rates we consider reasonable. We may be named as a defendant in product liability or other lawsuits asserting potentially large claims if an accident occurs at a location where our equipment and services have been or are being used.

We may not fully realize the expected financial benefits from future restructuring actions.

In the last few years, we have implemented significant restructuring activities across our business to improve our cost structure. We continually seek ways to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in all areas of our operations. Future restructuring actions may not be as effective as we anticipate, and we may fail to realize the cost savings we anticipate from these actions.

Our success depends on our executive management and other key personnel.

Our future success depends to a significant degree on the skills, experience and efforts of our executive management and other key personnel and their ability to provide the Company with uninterrupted leadership and direction. The loss of the services of any of our executive officers or a failure to provide adequate succession plans for key personnel could have an adverse impact. The availability of highly qualified talent is limited, and the competition for talent is robust. However, we provide long-term equity incentives and certain other benefits for our executive officers which provide incentives for them to make a long-term commitment to our Company. Our future success will also depend on our ability to have adequate succession plans in place and to attract, retain and develop qualified personnel. A failure to efficiently replace executive management members and other key personnel and to attract, retain and develop new qualified personnel could have an adverse effect on our operations and implementation of our strategic plan.

Communication or information systems failure may disrupt our business and result in financial loss and liability to our customers.

Our business is highly dependent on financial, accounting and other data-processing systems and other communications and information systems, including our enterprise resource planning tools. We process a large number of transactions on a daily basis and rely upon the proper functioning of computer systems. If any of these systems fail, whether caused by fire, other natural disaster, power or telecommunications failure, acts of terrorism or war or otherwise, or they do not function correctly, we could suffer financial loss, business disruption, liability to our customers, regulatory intervention or damage to our reputation. If our systems are unable to accommodate an increasing volume of transactions, our ability to grow could be limited. Although we have back-up systems, procedures and capabilities in place, they may also fail or be inadequate.

 

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The loss of, or disruption in, our distribution network could have a negative impact on our abilities to ship products, meet customer demand, and otherwise operate our business.

We sell our products through independent distributors and sales representatives. We rely in large part on the orderly operation of this distribution network, which depends on adherence to shipping schedules and effective management. Although we believe that our receiving and distribution process is efficient and well-positioned to support our operations and strategic plans, we cannot assure that we have anticipated all issues or that events beyond our control, such as natural disasters or other catastrophic events, labor disagreements or shipping problems, will not disrupt our distribution network. If complications arise within a segment of our distribution network, the remaining network may not be able to support the resulting additional distribution demands. Any of these disruptions or complications could negatively impact our revenues, back-log and costs.

Our business could suffer if we experience employee work stoppages, union and work council campaigns or other labor difficulties.

As of January 2012, we had approximately 6,800 full-time employees. A significant number of our employees, including a large portion of the employees outside of the U.S., are represented by works councils and labor unions. Although we do not anticipate future work stoppages by our union employees, work stoppages may occur. Although we believe that our relations with employees are satisfactory and have not experienced any material work stoppages, we may not be successful in negotiating new collective bargaining agreements. Additionally, future negotiations with our union employees may (i) result in significant increases in our cost of labor, (ii) divert management’s attention away from operating our business or (iii) breakdown and result in the disruption of our operations. The occurrence of any of the preceding conditions could impair our ability to manufacture our products and result in increased costs and/or decreased operating results.

The risk of potential changes in shale oil and gas regulation.

Potential changes in the regulation of shale oil and gas exploration and extraction could negatively affect our ability to develop products for this market and meet our customer demand.

We are a defendant in certain asbestos and silica personal injury lawsuits, which could adversely affect our financial condition.

We have been named as a defendant in a number of asbestos and silica personal injury lawsuits. The plaintiffs in these suits allege exposure to asbestos or silica from multiple sources, and typically we are one of approximately 25 or more named defendants. In our experience to date, the substantial majority of the plaintiffs have not suffered an injury for which we bear responsibility.

We believe that the pending lawsuits are not likely to, in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or liquidity. However, future developments, including, without limitation, potential insolvencies of insurance companies or other defendants, an adverse determination in the Adams County Case (as defined in “Contingencies” contained in Item 7 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” of this Annual Report on Form 10-K) or other inability to collect from the Company’s historical insurers or indemnitors, could cause a different outcome. Accordingly, the resolution of pending or future lawsuits may have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or liquidity. However, at this time, based on presently available information, the Company views this possibility as remote.

The risk of non-compliance with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations applicable to our international operations could have a significant impact on our results of operations, financial condition or strategic objectives.

Our global operations subject us to regulation by U.S. federal and state laws and multiple foreign laws, regulations and policies, which could result in conflicting legal requirements. These laws and regulations are complex, change frequently, have tended to become more stringent over time and increase our cost of doing business. These laws and regulations include import and export control, environmental, health and safety regulations, data privacy requirements, international labor laws and work councils and anti-corruption and bribery laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, the U.N. Convention Against Bribery and local laws

 

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prohibiting corrupt payments to government officials. We are subject to the risk that we, our employees, our affiliated entities, contractors, agents or their respective officers, directors, employees and agents may take actions determined to be in violation of any of these laws, particularly as we expand our operations geographically through organic growth and acquisitions. An actual or alleged violation could result in substantial fines, sanctions, civil or criminal penalties, debarment from government contracts, curtailment of operations in certain jurisdictions, competitive or reputational harm, litigation or regulatory action and other consequences that might adversely affect our results of operations, financial condition or strategic objectives.

Environmental-compliance costs and liabilities could adversely affect our financial condition.

Our operations and properties are subject to increasingly stringent domestic and foreign laws and regulations relating to environmental protection, including laws and regulations governing air emissions, water discharges, waste management and workplace safety. Under such laws and regulations, we can be subject to substantial fines and sanctions for violations and be required to install costly pollution control equipment or effect operational changes to limit pollution emissions or decrease the likelihood of accidental hazardous substance releases. We must conform our operations and properties to these laws and regulations.

We use and generate hazardous substances and wastes in our manufacturing operations. In addition, many of our current and former properties are, or have been, used for industrial purposes. We have been identified as a potentially responsible party with respect to several sites designated for cleanup under U.S. federal “Superfund” or similar state laws. An accrued liability on our balance sheet reflects costs that are probable and estimable for our projected financial obligations relating to these matters. If we have underestimated our remaining financial obligations, we may face greater exposure that could have an adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations or liquidity. Stringent fines and penalties may be imposed for non-compliance with regulatory requirements relating to environmental matters, and many environmental laws impose joint and several liability for remediation for cleanup of certain waste sites and for related natural resource damages.

We have experienced, and expect to continue to experience, operating costs to comply with environmental laws and regulations. In addition, new laws and regulations, stricter enforcement of existing laws and regulations, the discovery of previously unknown contamination, or the imposition of new cleanup requirements could require us to incur costs or become the basis for new or increased liabilities that could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

Climate change is receiving ever increasing attention worldwide. Certain scientists, legislators and others attribute global warning to increased levels of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, which has led to legislative and regulatory efforts in some jurisdictions to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Based on existing regulations and international accords in the jurisdictions in which we conduct business, the costs associated with compliance with such regulations are not material to our financial condition, results of operations or liquidity. Because we are uncertain what laws, regulations and accords may be enacted in the future, we cannot predict the potential impact of any such future laws, and any such future laws, regulations and accords may have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or liquidity.

 

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Third parties may infringe upon our intellectual property or may claim we have infringed their intellectual property, and we may expend significant resources enforcing or defending our rights or suffer competitive injury.

Our success depends in part on our proprietary technology and intellectual property rights. We rely on a combination of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, confidentiality provisions, contractual restrictions and licensing arrangements to establish and protect our proprietary rights. We may be required to spend significant resources to monitor and police our intellectual property rights. If we fail to successfully enforce these intellectual property rights, our competitive position could suffer, which could harm our operating results. Although we make a significant effort to avoid infringing known proprietary rights of third parties, from time to time we may receive notice that a third party believes that our products may be infringing certain patents, trademarks or other proprietary rights of such third party. Responding to such claims, regardless of their merit, can be costly and time consuming, and can divert management’s attention and other resources. Depending on the resolution of such claims, we may be barred from using a specific technology or other right, may be required to redesign or re-engineer a product, or may become liable for significant damages.

A significant portion of our assets consists of goodwill and other intangible assets, the value of which may be reduced if we determine that those assets are impaired.

Goodwill is recorded as the difference, if any, between the aggregate consideration paid for an acquisition and the fair value of the tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired, liabilities assumed and any non-controlling interest. In accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“GAAP”), goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets are evaluated for impairment annually, or more frequently if circumstances indicate impairment may have occurred. Impairment assessment under GAAP requires that we consider, among other factors, differences between the current book value and estimated fair value of our net assets, and comparison of the estimated fair value of our net assets to our current market capitalization. As of December 31, 2011, the net carrying value of goodwill and other intangible assets represented approximately $1,025.5 million, or 43% of our total assets. In 2009, we recorded impairment charges totaling $252.5 million to reduce the carrying amount of goodwill in the Industrial Products Group and a $9.9 million impairment charge primarily to reduce the carrying value of a trade name in the Industrial Products Group.

Based on our annual impairment testing conducted in 2011, and a review of any potential indicators of impairment, we concluded that the carrying value of goodwill and other intangible assets were not further impaired. If goodwill or other assets are further impaired based on a future impairment test, we could be required to record additional non-cash impairment charges to our operating income. Such non-cash impairment charges, if significant, could materially and adversely affect our results of operations in the period recognized, reduce our consolidated stockholders’ equity and increase our debt-to-total-capitalization ratio, which could negatively impact our credit rating and access to public debt and equity markets.

Our indebtedness could adversely affect our financial flexibility.

We had debt of $403.8 million at December 31, 2011, and our indebtedness could have an adverse future effect on our business. For example:

 

   

borrowings under the credit agreement bear interest at floating rates, which could result in higher interest expense in the event of an increase in interest rates;

 

   

we may have a limited ability to borrow additional amounts for working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, debt service requirements, restructuring costs, execution of our growth strategy, or other purposes;

 

   

a portion of our cash flow will be used to pay principal and interest on our debt, which will reduce the funds available for working capital, capital expenditures, selective acquisitions, payment of cash dividends and other purposes;

 

   

we may be more vulnerable to adverse changes in general economic, industry and competitive conditions; and

 

   

the various covenants contained in our credit agreement and the documents governing our other existing indebtedness may place us at a relative competitive disadvantage as compared to some of our competitors.

 

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We may not be able to continue to identify and complete strategic acquisitions and effectively integrate acquired companies to achieve desired financial benefits.

We have completed 24 acquisitions since becoming an independent company in 1994. We expect to continue making acquisitions if appropriate opportunities arise. However, we may not be able to identify and successfully negotiate suitable strategic acquisitions, obtain financing for future acquisitions on satisfactory terms or otherwise complete future acquisitions. Furthermore, our existing operations may encounter unforeseen operating difficulties and may require significant financial and managerial resources, which would otherwise be available for the ongoing development or expansion of our existing operations.

Even if we can complete future acquisitions, we face significant challenges in consolidating functions and effectively integrating procedures, personnel, product lines, and operations in a timely and efficient manner. The integration process can be complex and time consuming, may be disruptive to our existing and acquired businesses, and may cause an interruption of, or a loss of momentum in, those businesses. Even if we can successfully complete the integration of acquired businesses into our operations, any anticipated cost savings, synergies, or revenue enhancements may not be realized within the expected time frame, or at all.

We face risks associated with our pension and other postretirement benefit obligations.

We have both funded and unfunded pension and other postretirement benefit plans worldwide. As of December 31, 2011, our projected benefit obligations under our pension and other postretirement benefit plans exceeded the fair value of plan assets by an aggregate of approximately $99.4 million (“unfunded status”), compared to $95.3 million at December 31, 2010. Estimates for the amount and timing of the future funding obligations of these benefit plans are based on various assumptions. These assumptions include discount rates, rates of compensation increases, expected long-term rates of return on plan assets and expected healthcare cost trend rates. If our assumptions prove incorrect, our funding obligations may increase, which may have a material adverse effect on our financial results.

We have invested the plan assets of our funded benefit plans in various equity and debt securities. A deterioration in the value of plan assets could cause the unfunded status of these benefit plans to increase, thereby increasing our obligation to make additional contributions to these plans. An obligation to make contributions to our benefit plans could reduce the cash available for working capital and other corporate uses, and may have an adverse impact on our operations, financial condition and liquidity.

ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

None.

ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

See Item 1 “Business” for information on Gardner Denver’s manufacturing, distribution and service facilities and sales offices, which is hereby incorporated by reference. Generally, the Company’s plants are suitable and adequate for the purposes for which they are intended, and overall have sufficient capacity to conduct business in 2012. The Company leases sales office and warehouse space in numerous locations worldwide.

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

The Company is a party to various legal proceedings and administrative actions. The information regarding these proceedings and actions is included under “Contingencies” contained in Item 7 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and Note 18 “Contingencies” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements,” of this Annual Report on Form 10-K and is hereby incorporated by reference.

 

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PART II

 

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

Market information regarding the quarterly market price ranges is included in Note 21 “Quarterly Financial and Other Supplemental Information (Unaudited)” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” and is hereby incorporated by reference. There were approximately 5,300 stockholders of record as of December 31, 2011.

On November 16, 2009, the Company’s Board of Directors adopted a dividend policy pursuant to which the Company intends to pay quarterly cash dividends on its common stock, and also declared its first quarterly dividend of $0.05 per common share, paid on December 10, 2009, to stockholders of record as of November 23, 2009. Quarterly dividends of $0.05 per common share were paid in 2011 and 2010. The Company intends to continue paying quarterly dividends, but can make no assurance that such dividends will be paid in the future since payment is dependent upon, among other factors, the Company’s future earnings, cash flows, capital requirements, debt covenants, general financial condition and general business conditions. The cash flow generated by the Company is currently used for debt service, selective acquisitions, capital equipment, payment of cash dividends, repurchase of its common stock and reinvestment.

In November 2008, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a share-repurchase program to acquire up to 3,000,000 shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock. All common stock acquired will be held as treasury stock and will be available for general corporate purposes. At December 31, 2011, 331,976 shares remained available for purchase under the program. This program will remain in effect until all the authorized shares are repurchased, unless modified by the Board of Directors.

In November 2011, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program to acquire up to 1,300,000 shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock, plus an additional amount to offset dilution resulting from grants under the Company’s equity compensation plans. The program is in addition to the Company’s existing stock repurchase program announced in November 2008. All common stock acquired will be held as treasury stock and will be available for general corporate purposes. At December 31, 2011, 1,300,000 shares remained available for purchase under the program.

Repurchases of equity securities under the two share repurchase programs during the fourth quarter of 2011 are listed in the following table:

 

Period    Total Number
of Shares
Purchased(1)
     Average Price
Paid per Share(2)
     Total Number of
Shares (or Units)
Purchased
As Part of  Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs
    

Maximum Number (or
Approximate Dollar
Value) of Shares

(or Units) That May
Yet Be Purchased
Under the Plans or
Programs

 

October 1, 2011 — October 31, 2011

     473       $ 59.76                 331,976   

November 1, 2011 — November 30, 2011

           $                 1,631,976   

December 1, 2011 — December 31, 2011

           $                 1,631,976   

Total

     473       $ 59.76                 1,631,976   

 

(1) 473 shares were exchanged or surrendered in connection with Gardner Denver’s stock option and restricted share award plans.

 

(2) Excludes commissions.

 

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Stock Performance Graph

The following table compares the cumulative total stockholder return for the Company’s common stock on an annual basis from December 31, 2006 through December 31, 2011 to the cumulative returns for the same periods of the: (a) Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index; (b) Standard & Poor’s 600 Index for Industrial Machinery, a pre-established industry index believed by the Company to have a peer group relationship with the Company; and (c) Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600, an industry index which includes the Company’s common stock. The graph assumes that $100 was invested in Gardner Denver, Inc. common stock and in each of the other indices on December 31, 2006 and that all dividends were reinvested when received. These indices are included for comparative purposes only and do not necessarily reflect management’s opinion that such indices are an appropriate measure of the relative performance of the stock involved, and are not intended to forecast or be indicative of possible future performance of the Company’s common stock.

 

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ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

The following selected consolidated financial data should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related notes and Item 7 “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.”

 

Years Ended December 31

(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts)

   2011(1)      2010      2009(2)     2008(3)      2007  

Revenues

   $ 2,370,903         1,895,104         1,778,145        2,018,332         1,868,844   

Net income (loss) attributable to Gardner Denver

     277,563         172,962         (165,185     165,981         205,104   

Basic earnings (loss) per share attributable to Gardner Denver common stockholders

     5.37         3.31         (3.18     3.16         3.85   

Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Gardner Denver common stockholders

     5.33         3.28         (3.18     3.12         3.80   

Long-term debt (excluding current maturities)

     326,133         250,681         330,935        506,700         263,987   

Total assets

   $ 2,365,568         2,027,098         1,939,048        2,340,125         1,905,607   

Cash dividends declared per common share

   $ 0.20         0.20         0.05                  

 

(1) The Company acquired all of the outstanding shares of Robuschi in December 2011.

 

(2) Net income and diluted earnings per share in 2009 reflect goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment charges totaling $250.8 million, or $4.81 per share, restructuring charges totaling $33.2 million, or $0.63 per share, and discrete income tax items totaling $5.6 million, or $0.11 per share.

 

(3)

Results in 2008 reflect restructuring charges totaling $7.8 million, or $0.15 per share, certain mark-to-market adjustments totaling $7.0 million, or $0.13 per share, and discrete income tax items totaling $2.7 million, or $0.05 per share. The Company acquired the assets of Best Aire, Inc. (“Best Aire”) in August 2008 and the outstanding shares of CompAir in October 2008.

 

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Management’s Discussion and Analysis

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the Company’s consolidated financial statements and the related notes thereto that appear in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The Company has determined its reportable segments in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 280, Segment Reporting. The Company evaluates the performance of its reportable segments based on operating income, which is defined as income before interest expense, other income, net, and income taxes. Reportable segment operating income and segment operating margin (defined as segment operating income divided by segment revenues) are indicative of short-term operational performance and ongoing profitability. Management closely monitors the operating income and operating margin of each business segment to evaluate past performance and identify actions required to improve profitability.

Overview and Description of Business

The Company designs, manufactures and markets engineered industrial machinery and related parts and services. The Company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of highly engineered stationary air compressors and blowers for industrial applications. Stationary air compressors are used in manufacturing, process applications and materials handling, and to power air tools and equipment. Blowers are used primarily in pneumatic conveying, wastewater aeration and engineered vacuum systems. The Company also supplies pumps and compressors for OEM applications such as medical equipment, vapor recovery, printing, packaging and laboratory equipment. In addition, the Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a diverse group of pumps, water jetting systems and related aftermarket parts used in well drilling, well servicing and production of oil and natural gas; industrial, commercial and transportation applications; and in industrial cleaning and maintenance. The Company also manufactures loading arms, swivel joints, couplers and valves used to load and unload ships, tank trucks and rail cars. The Company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of reciprocating pumps used in oil and natural gas well drilling, servicing and production and in loading arms for the transfer of petrochemical products.

 

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Since becoming an independent company in 1994, Gardner Denver has completed 24 acquisitions, growing its revenues from approximately $176 million in 1994 to approximately $2.4 billion in 2011. The Company has completed 3 significant acquisitions since 2005, namely Thomas, CompAir, and Robuschi.

In July 2010, the Company completed the acquisition of ILMVAC, a European provider of vacuum pumps, systems and accessories for research and development laboratories and industrial applications headquartered in Ilmenau, Germany. This acquisition was complementary to the Company’s Engineered Products Group product portfolio. The results of ILMVAC are included in the Company’s financial statements from the date of acquisition.

In December 2011, the Company completed the acquisition of Robuschi, a leading European-based producer of low pressure compressors and pumps and associated packages formerly headquartered in Parma, Italy. Robuschi provides a comprehensive range of vacuum pumps, positive displacement blowers and centrifugal pumps. These products are used in, among other areas, water and wastewater treatment, power generation, food applications and chemical processes. This acquisition was complementary to the Company’s Industrial Products Group product portfolio. The results of Robuschi are included in the Company’s financial statements from the date of acquisition.

In the Industrial Products Group, the Company designs, manufactures, markets and services the following products and related aftermarket parts for industrial and commercial applications: rotary screw, reciprocating, and sliding vane air compressors; and positive displacement, centrifugal and side channel blowers; primarily serving general industrial and OEM applications. This segment also markets and services complementary ancillary products. Stationary air compressors are used in manufacturing, process applications and materials handling, and to power air tools and equipment. Blowers are used primarily in pneumatic conveying, wastewater aeration, numerous applications in industrial manufacturing and engineered vacuum systems. The markets served are primarily in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Revenues in the Industrial Products Group constituted 53% of total revenues in 2011.

In the Engineered Products Group, the Company designs, manufactures, markets and services a diverse group of products for industrial, commercial and OEM applications, engineered systems and general industry. Products include reciprocating pumps, liquid ring pumps, diaphragm vacuum pumps, water jetting systems and related aftermarket parts. These products are used in oil and natural gas well drilling, servicing and production; medical and laboratory; and in industrial cleaning and maintenance. Liquid ring pumps are used in many different applications such as water removal, distilling, reacting, flare gas recovery, efficiency improvement, lifting and handling, and filtering, principally in the pulp and paper, industrial manufacturing, petrochemical and power industries. This segment also designs, manufactures, markets and services other fluid transfer components and equipment for the chemical, petroleum and food industries. The markets served are primarily in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. Revenues in the Engineered Products Group constituted 47% of total revenues in 2011.

The Company sells its products through independent distributors and sales representatives, and directly to OEMs, engineering firms, packagers and end users.

 

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The following table sets forth percentage relationships to revenues of line items included in the statements of operations for the years presented.

 

      2011     2010     2009  

Revenues

     100.0        100.0        100.0   

Cost of sales

     65.9        66.9        69.0   

Gross profit

     34.1        33.1        31.0   

Selling and administrative expenses

     16.7        19.5        20.0   

Other operating expense, net

     0.5        0.3        2.6   

Impairment charges

                   14.8   

Operating income (loss)

     16.9        13.3        (6.4

Interest expense

     0.7        1.2        1.6   

Other income, net

     (0.1     (0.1     (0.2

Income (loss) before income taxes

     16.3        12.2        (7.8

Provision for income taxes

     4.5        3.0        1.4   

Net income (loss)

     11.8        9.2        (9.2

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     0.1        0.1        0.1   

Net income (loss) attributable to Gardner Denver

     11.7        9.1        (9.3

Year Ended December 31, 2011, Compared with Year Ended December 31, 2010

Revenues

Revenues increased $475.8 million, or 25%, to $2,370.9 million in 2011, compared to $1,895.1 million in 2010. This increase was attributable to higher volume in both segments ($355.0 million, or 19%), net price increases ($40.3 million, or 2%), the acquisitions of Robuschi in the fourth quarter of 2011 and ILMVAC in the third quarter of 2010 ($13.0 million or 1%), and favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates ($67.3 million, or 4%). Non-U.S. revenues represented 61% of total revenues in 2011 compared to 66% in 2010.

Revenues in the Industrial Products Group increased $156.2 million, or 14%, to $1,256.0 million in 2011, compared to $1,099.8 million in 2010. This increase reflects higher volume (8%), price increases (2%), favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates ($43.5 million, or 4%) and the acquisition of Robuschi ($4.5 million). The volume increase was attributable to improvement in demand for OEM products and aftermarket parts and services on a global basis.

Revenues in the Engineered Products Group increased $319.6 million, or 40%, to $1,114.9 million in 2011, compared to $795.3 million in 2010. This increase reflects price increases (3%), higher volume (34%), the acquisition of ILMVAC ($8.5 million, or 1%), and favorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates ($23.8 million or 3%). The volume increase was primarily due to improved demand for petroleum pumps and engineered packages.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased $181.5 million, or 29%, to $807.9 million in 2011, compared to $626.4 million in 2010, and as a percentage of revenues improved to 34.1% in 2011, compared to 33.1% in 2010. The increase in gross profit and gross profit as a percentage of revenues primarily reflects the volume improvements discussed above, cost reductions, the benefits of operational improvements and favorable product mix.

Selling and Administrative Expenses

Selling and administrative expenses increased $25.3 million, or 7%, to $394.8 million in 2011, compared to $369.5 million in 2010. This increase reflects higher variable compensation expense, commissions, corporate relocation expenses, the unfavorable effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates ($13.2 million) and the

 

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acquisition of Robuschi ($1.8 million), partially offset by the benefits of cost reductions, including lower salaries and benefit expenses. As a percentage of revenues, selling and administrative expenses improved to 16.7% in 2011 compared to 19.5% in 2010 due to the leverage from higher revenues and cost reductions, partially offset by the cost increases discussed above.

Other Operating Expense, Net

Other operating expense, net, consists primarily of realized and unrealized foreign currency gains and losses, employee termination benefits, other restructuring costs, certain employee retirement costs and costs associated with acquisition due diligence. Other operating expense, net, of $12.4 million in 2011 included (i) net restructuring charges of $8.6 million, (ii) due diligence costs of $2.1 million primarily associated with the Robuschi acquisition and an abandoned transaction and (iii) net realized and unrealized foreign currency gains of $0.7 million. Other operating expense, net, of $4.5 million in 2010 included (i) net restructuring charges of $2.2 million, (ii) due diligence costs of $2.8 million primarily associated with an abandoned transaction and (iii) net realized and unrealized foreign currency gains of $2.0 million. See Note 19 “Supplemental Information” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.”

Operating Income (Loss)

Operating income of $400.7 million in 2011 compares to operating income of $252.4 million in 2010. Operating income as a percentage of revenues was 16.9% in 2011 compared to 13.3% in 2010. These results reflect the specific items discussed above related to gross profit, selling and administrative expense, and other operating expense, net. Operating income in 2011 reflects charges totaling $13.6 million, or 0.6% of revenues, for profit improvement initiatives, acquisition due diligence costs and corporate relocation expenses partly offset by a foreign currency gain associated with the financing of the Robuschi acquisition. Operating income in 2010 reflects charges totaling $7.6 million, or 0.4% of revenues, for profit improvement initiatives, acquisition due diligence costs and corporate relocation expenses.

The Industrial Products Group generated segment operating income of $140.5 million and segment operating margin of 11.2% in 2011 compared to $93.1 million and 8.5%, respectively in 2010 (see Note 20 “Segment Information” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” for a reconciliation of segment operating income (loss) to consolidated income (loss) before income taxes). Results in 2011, compared with 2010, were positively impacted by revenue growth and cost reductions, and reflect charges totaling $9.3 million, or 0.7% of segment revenues, for profit improvement initiatives, acquisition due diligence costs and corporate relocation expenses, partly offset by a foreign currency gain associated with the financing of the Robuschi acquisition. Results in 2010 reflect charges totaling $7.6 million, or 0.7% of segment revenues, for profit improvement initiatives, acquisition due diligence costs and corporate relocation expenses.

The Engineered Products Group generated segment operating income of $260.3 million and segment operating margin of 23.3% in 2011, compared to $159.3 million and 20.0%, respectively, in 2010 (see Note 20 “Segment Information” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” for a reconciliation of segment operating income (loss) to consolidated income (loss) before income taxes). The improvement in segment operating income and segment operating margin was due primarily to revenue growth, pricing in the energy business, favorable product mix and the benefits of operational improvements and cost reductions, partially offset by corporate relocation expenses.

Interest Expense

Interest expense of $15.4 million in 2011 declined $8.0 million from $23.4 million in 2010. This decrease was attributable to lower average borrowings in 2011 resulting from net principal repayments of $87.6 million, excluding the impact of the incremental $200 million term loan borrowing on November 21, 2011 for the Robuschi acquisition, and a lower weighted average interest rate. The weighted average interest rate, including the amortization of debt issuance costs, decreased to 5.4% in 2011 compared to 7.2% in 2010, due primarily to the greater relative weight of the fixed interest rate on the Company’s 8% Senior Subordinated Notes in 2010, which were subsequently retired in May 2011.

 

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Other Income, Net

Other income, net, consisting primarily of investment income and realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments, was $1.7 million in 2011 compared to $2.9 million in 2010. This change was due to lower year over year net investment gains associated with the assets of the Company’s deferred compensation plan, which were fully offset by a decrease in accrued compensation expense reflected in selling and administrative expenses.

Provision For Income Taxes

The provision for income taxes was $107.4 million and the effective tax rate was 27.8% in 2011, compared to a provision of $56.9 million and an effective tax rate of 24.5% in 2010. The increase in the provision reflects higher taxable income in 2011. The increase in the effective tax rate primarily reflects a higher proportion of taxable income in the U.S. in 2011, the impact of higher tax rates in China, and certain non-deductible expenses, offset by the reversal of certain non-US valuation allowances of $7.3 million and settlements and lapses of applicable statutes of limitations related to uncertain tax positions.

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Gardner Denver

Net income attributable to Gardner Denver of $277.6 million and diluted earnings per share (“DEPS”) of $5.33 in 2011 compares to net income attributable to Gardner Denver of $173.0 million and diluted earnings per share of $3.28 in 2010. The improvement in net income and DEPS was the net result of the factors affecting operating income (loss), interest expense and the provision for income taxes discussed above. In 2011, charges for profit improvement initiatives, acquisition due diligence costs and corporate relocation expenses resulted in a net reduction in net income and DEPS of $9.4 million and $0.18, respectively. In 2010, charges for profit improvement initiatives, acquisition due diligence costs and corporate relocation expenses resulted in a net reduction in net income and DEPS of $5.8 million and $0.11, respectively.

Year Ended December 31, 2010, Compared with Year Ended December 31, 2009

Revenues

Revenues increased $117.0 million, or 7%, to $1,895.1 million in 2010, compared to $1,778.1 million in 2009. This increase was attributable to higher volume in both segments ($83.0 million, or 4%), net price increases ($32.0 million, or 2%) and the acquisition of ILMVAC in the third quarter of 2010 ($7.9 million, or 1%), partially offset by unfavorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates ($5.9 million). International revenues were 66% of total revenues in 2010 compared to 66% in 2009.

Revenues in the Industrial Products Group increased $76.9 million, or 8%, to $1,099.8 million in 2010, compared to $1,022.9 million in 2009. This increase reflects higher volume (7%) and price increases (1%), partially offset by unfavorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The volume increase was attributable to improvement in demand for OEM products and aftermarket parts and services on a global basis.

Revenues in the Engineered Products Group increased $40.0 million, or 5%, to $795.3 million in 2010, compared to $755.3 million in 2009. This increase reflects price increases (3%), higher volume (1%) and the acquisition of ILMVAC ($7.9 million, or 1%), partially offset by unfavorable changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The volume increase was due to improved demand for well servicing and industrial pumps and OEM products, partially offset by lower shipments of loading arms, drilling pumps and engineered packages.

Gross Profit

Gross profit increased $75.8 million, or 14%, to $626.4 million in 2010, compared to $550.6 million in 2009, and as a percentage of revenues improved to 33.1% in 2010, compared to 31.0% in 2009. The increase in gross profit and gross profit as a percentage of sales primarily reflects the volume improvements discussed above, cost reductions, the benefits of operational improvements and favorable product mix.

 

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Selling and Administrative Expenses

Selling and administrative expenses increased $13.3 million, or 4%, to $369.5 million in 2010, compared to $356.2 million in 2009. This increase reflects higher variable compensation expense, corporate relocation expenses and the acquisition of ILMVAC ($2.1 million), partially offset by the benefits of cost reductions, including lower salaries and benefit expenses, and the favorable effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates ($1.9 million). As a percentage of revenues, selling and administrative expenses improved to 19.5% in 2010 compared to 20.0% in 2009 due to the leverage from higher revenues and cost reductions, partially offset by the cost increases discussed above.

Other Operating Expense, Net

Other operating expense, net, consists primarily of realized and unrealized foreign currency gains and losses, employee termination benefits, other restructuring costs, certain employee retirement costs and costs associated with acquisition due diligence. Other operating expense, net, of $4.5 million in 2010 included (i) net restructuring charges of $2.2 million, (ii) due diligence costs of $2.8 million primarily associated with an abandoned transaction and (iii) net unrealized foreign currency gains of $2.0 million. Other operating expense, net, of $45.7 million in 2009 consisted primarily of restructuring charges of $46.1 million. See Note 19 “Supplemental Information” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.”

Impairment Charges

In 2009, the Company recorded impairment charges of $252.5 million and $9.9 million to reduce the carrying value of goodwill and a trade name, respectively, in the Industrial Products Group. See Note 8 “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.”

Operating Income (Loss)

Operating income of $252.4 million in 2010 compares to an operating loss of $113.7 million in 2009. Operating income as a percentage of revenues was 13.3% in 2010 compared to negative 6.4% in 2009. These results reflect the gross profit, selling and administrative expense, other operating expense, net, and impairment charges discussed above. Operating income in 2010 reflects charges totaling $7.6 million, or 0.4% of revenues, for profit improvement initiatives, acquisition due diligence costs and corporate relocation expenses. The operating loss in 2009 reflects the net goodwill and trade name impairment charges totaling $262.4 million and charges totaling $47.3 million primarily associated with profit improvement initiatives.

The Industrial Products Group generated segment operating income of $93.1 million and segment operating margin of 8.5% in 2010 compared to a segment operating loss of $239.4 million and segment operating margin of negative 23.4% in 2009 (see Note 20 “Segment Information” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” for a reconciliation of segment operating income (loss) to consolidated income (loss) before income taxes). Results in 2010, compared with 2009, were positively impacted by revenue growth and cost reductions, and reflect charges totaling $7.6 million, or 0.7% of revenues, for profit improvement initiatives, acquisition due diligence costs and corporate relocation expenses. Results in 2009 were negatively impacted by the impairment charges, lower gross profit as a result of the revenue decline and unfavorable product mix, and charges totaling $25.6 million in connection with profit improvement initiatives and other items.

The Engineered Products Group generated segment operating income of $159.3 million and segment operating margin of 20.0% in 2010, compared to $125.7 million and 16.6%, respectively, in 2009 (see Note 20 “Segment Information” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” for a reconciliation of segment operating income (loss) to consolidated income (loss) before income taxes). The improvement in segment operating income and segment operating margin was due primarily to revenue growth, favorable product mix and the benefits of operational improvements and cost reductions, partially offset by corporate relocation expenses. Results in 2009 were negatively impacted by charges totaling $21.7 million, or 2.9% or revenues, in connection with profit improvement initiatives and other items.

 

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Interest Expense

Interest expense of $23.4 million in 2010 declined $5.1 million from $28.5 million in 2009. This decrease was attributable to lower average borrowings in 2010 resulting from net principal repayments of $72.7 million, partially offset by a higher weighted average interest rate. The weighted average interest rate, including the amortization of debt issuance costs, increased to 7.2% in 2010 compared to 6.0% in 2009, due primarily to the greater relative weight of the fixed interest rate on the Company’s 8% Senior Subordinated Notes.

Other Income, Net

Other income, net, consisting primarily of investment income and realized and unrealized gains and losses on investments, was $2.9 million in 2010 compared to $3.8 million in 2009. This change was due to lower year over year net investment gains associated with the assets of the Company’s deferred compensation plan, which were fully offset by a decrease in accrued compensation expense reflected in selling and administrative expenses.

Provision For Income Taxes

The provision for income taxes was $56.9 million and the effective tax rate was 24.5% in 2010, compared to a provision of $24.9 million in 2009. The provision in 2009 included an $8.6 million increase in the valuation allowance against deferred tax assets related to net operating losses recorded in connection with the acquisition of CompAir based on revised financial projections. The provision in 2009 also reflected a benefit for the reversal of deferred tax liabilities totaling $11.6 million associated with a portion of the net goodwill and all of the trade name impairment charges recorded in 2009. Deferred tax liabilities were recorded when the trade name was established. A portion of the goodwill for which the impairment charge was taken was not amortizable for tax purposes and, accordingly, deferred tax liabilities did not arise during the life of the goodwill since no tax amortization was claimed and a corresponding tax benefit did not arise upon impairment of that portion of goodwill. Finally, the provision in 2009 included a $3.6 million credit for the reversal of an income tax reserve and the related interest associated with the completion of a foreign tax examination.

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Gardner Denver

Net income attributable to Gardner Denver of $173.0 million and diluted earnings per share (“DEPS”) of $3.28 in 2010 compares to a net loss attributable to Gardner Denver of $165.2 million and diluted loss per share of $3.18 in 2009. The improvement in net income and DEPS was the net result of the factors affecting operating income (loss), interest expense and the provision for income taxes discussed above. In 2010, charges for profit improvement initiatives, acquisition due diligence costs and corporate relocation expenses resulted in a net reduction in net income and DEPS of $5.8 million and $0.11, respectively. In 2009, impairment charges and the associated reversal of deferred tax liabilities ($250.8 million, after tax), write-off of deferred tax assets ($8.6 million), charges associated with profit improvement initiatives and other items ($34.6 million, after tax), partially offset by the reversal of the income tax reserve and related interest ($3.6 million), resulted in a net reduction in net income and DEPS of approximately $290.4 million and $5.58, respectively.

Outlook

In general, the Company believes that demand for products in its Industrial Products Group tends to correlate with the rate of total industrial capacity utilization and the rate of change of industrial production because compressed air is often used as a fourth utility in the manufacturing process. Capacity utilization rates above 80% have historically indicated a good demand environment for industrial equipment such as compressor and vacuum products. Over longer time periods, the Company believes that demand also tends to follow economic growth patterns indicated by the rates of change in the gross domestic product around the world. The significant contraction in manufacturing capacity utilization in the U.S. and Europe, which began in 2008, has resulted in lower demand for capital equipment, such as compressor packages, as existing equipment remained idle. The Company believes there have been recent improvements in global capacity utilization rates, which indicate a more positive environment for aftermarket parts and services and replacement opportunities for industrial compressors, but that the improvements have not been sufficient to warrant significant capital investments by manufacturing companies in the U.S. and Europe.

 

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In 2011, orders in the Industrial Products Group increased $154.4 million, or 14%, to $1,283.4 million, compared to $1,129.0 million in 2010. This increase reflected improvement in demand for OEM products and aftermarket parts and services globally ($105.2 million, or 10%), and the favorable effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates ($44.7 million). Order backlog for the Industrial Products Group increased 20% to $254.4 million as of December 31, 2011 from $211.7 million at December 31, 2010 due primarily to the growth in orders as discussed above ($29.9 million, or 14%), the incremental effect of the Robuschi acquisition ($19.9 million, or 9%), partially offset by the unfavorable effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates ($7.1 million, or 3%). Order backlog for the Industrial Products Group was higher in most geographic regions as of December 31, 2011 compared to December 31, 2010.

Orders in the Engineered Products Group increased 28% to $1,190.9 million in 2011, compared to $932.6 million in 2010, due to accelerating demand for drilling and well servicing pumps, and strong demand for engineered packages for infrastructure investments, loading arms and OEM products ($228.7 million, or 25%), the acquisition of ILMVAC ($7.6 million, or 1%), and the favorable effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates ($22.0 million, or 2%). Order backlog for the Engineered Products Group increased 22% to $415.6 million as of December 31, 2011 from $341.8 million at December 31, 2010 due primarily to the growth in orders as discussed above ($80.7 million, or 24%), partially offset by the unfavorable effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates ($6.9 million, or 2%). Orders for products in the Engineered Products Group have historically corresponded to demand for petrochemical products and been influenced by prices for oil and natural gas, and rig count, among other factors, which the Company cannot predict. Revenues for Engineered Products depend more on existing backlog levels than revenues for Industrial Products. Many of these products are used in process applications, such as oil and gas refining and chemical processing, which are industries that typically experience increased demand very late in economic cycles.

Order backlog consists of orders believed to be firm for which a customer purchase order has been received or communicated. However, since orders may be rescheduled or canceled, order backlog is not necessarily indicative of future revenue levels.

During 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Company completed cost reduction and restructuring initiatives in connection with the integration of CompAir, which was acquired in the fourth quarter of 2008, and to mitigate, to the greatest extent possible, the significant decline in global demand and eliminate excess capacity that resulted from operational improvements. During this period, the Company closed eight manufacturing or assembly sites, transferring their activities into existing locations, and reduced its global workforce by approximately 27%. In 2011, the Company realized the full impact of these benefits.

The Company expects gradual improvements in capacity utilization to drive demand for its Industrial Products and services, including some replacement opportunities for industrial compressors and blowers. As a result of its expectation for gradual economic improvement in developed markets, the Company anticipates revenues for its Industrial Products to grow in 2012, but remains cautious in its outlook. The Company’s current outlook assumes that demand for drilling pumps, well servicing equipment and OEM compressors will remain strong in 2012.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Operating Working Capital

Net working capital (defined as total current assets less total current liabilities) increased to $510.0 million at December 31, 2011 from $468.9 million at December 31, 2010. Operating working capital (defined as accounts receivable plus inventories, less accounts payable and accrued liabilities) increased $72.1 million to $361.1 million at December 31, 2011 from $289.0 million at December 31, 2010, due to the acquisition of Robuschi and higher accounts receivable and inventory levels, partially offset by higher accounts payable and accrued liabilities. Inventory increased $70.2 million, due to the Robuschi acquisition, the growth in orders and backlog, in particular for petroleum products, and the delayed shipment of loading arm orders originally scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011, partially offset by favorable changes in exchange rates. Inventory turns declined to 5.2 times (5.6 times excluding the effect of the Robuschi acquisition) in 2011 compared to 5.8 times in 2010, due primarily to higher inventory levels required to support the first and second quarter, 2012 shipments. Excluding

 

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the effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates and acquisitions, accounts receivable increased $88.4 million during 2011 due primarily to year over year revenue growth in the fourth quarter and an increase in the days outstanding in Asia Pacific. Days sales in receivables increased to 73 at December 31, 2011 (70 excluding the effect of the Robuschi acquisition) from 64 at December 31, 2010 due primarily to a higher percentage of sales in December of 2011, as compared to December of 2010. The increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities reflected higher production levels, an increase in the average days in which vendors are paid, an increase in customer advance payments, and higher accrued compensation, benefits and income taxes, partially offset by lower accrued restructuring costs.

Net working capital increased to $468.9 million at December 31, 2010 from $395.0 million at December 31, 2009. Operating working capital increased $26.3 million to $289.0 million at December 31, 2010 from $262.7 million at December 31, 2009 due to higher accounts receivable and inventory levels, partially offset by higher accounts payable and accrued liabilities. Inventory increased $15.4 million, excluding the effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates and acquisitions, in 2010, due to the growth in orders and backlog discussed above, in particular for petroleum products, and the delayed shipment of loading arm orders originally scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010. Inventory turns improved to 5.8 times in 2010 compared to 5.4 times in 2009, due primarily to manufacturing velocity improvements realized from the completion of lean manufacturing initiatives. Excluding the effect of changes in foreign currency exchange rates and acquisitions, accounts receivable increased $43.8 million during 2010 due primarily to year over year revenue growth in the fourth quarter. Days sales in receivables declined to 64 at December 31, 2010 from 67 at December 31, 2009 due primarily to improved collections. The increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities reflected higher production levels, an increase in customer advance payments, and higher accrued compensation, benefits and income taxes, partially offset by lower accrued restructuring costs.

Cash Flows

Cash provided by operating activities of $299.8 million in 2011 increased $97.6 million, or 48%, from $202.2 million in 2010. Higher earnings (excluding non-cash charges for depreciation and amortization and unrealized foreign currency transaction gains) were offset by increased cash used for operating working capital. Operating working capital used cash of $45.8 million in 2011. Cash used in accounts receivable of $88.4 million primarily reflected year over year revenue growth during the fourth quarter. Cash used by inventory of $46.4 million in 2011 reflected the growth in orders and backlog discussed above, in particular for petroleum products, and the delayed shipment of loading arm orders originally scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011. Cash inflows from accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $88.9 million in 2011 was the result of an increase in the average number of days vendors are being paid, increase in customer advance payments and higher accrued compensation, benefits and income taxes, partially offset by cash payments under the Company’s restructuring plans. The increase in cash also reflected an expected insurance settlement received in the fourth quarter which also resulted in a corresponding decrease in accounts receivable included in Other Assets. Cash provided by operating activities of $202.2 million in 2010 decreased $9.1 million, or 4%, from $211.3 million in 2009. Higher earnings (excluding non-cash charges for depreciation and amortization, impairment charges and unrealized foreign currency transaction gains) were offset by increased cash used for operating working capital. Operating working capital used cash of $22.6 million in 2010. Cash used in accounts receivable of $43.8 million reflected year over year revenue growth during the fourth quarter, offset by improved collections. Cash used by inventory of $15.4 million in 2010 reflected the growth in orders and backlog discussed above, in particular for petroleum products, and the delayed shipment of loading arm orders originally scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010. These increases were largely offset by continued improvements in manufacturing velocity. Cash inflows from accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $36.7 million in 2010 was the result of an increase in customer advance payments and higher accrued compensation, benefits and income taxes, partially offset by cash payments under the Company’s restructuring plans.

Net cash used in investing activities of $248.3 million, $42.5 million and $41.7 million in 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively, included capital expenditures on assets intended to increase operating efficiency and flexibility, support acquisition integration initiatives and bring new products to market. Capital expenditures in 2009 included the purchase of a facility leased by a subsidiary acquired in the CompAir acquisition. The Company

 

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currently expects capital expenditures to total approximately $55 million to $60 million in 2012. Capital expenditures related to environmental projects have not been significant in the past and are not expected to be significant in the foreseeable future. Cash paid in business combinations (net of cash acquired) reflected the acquisition of Robuschi ($196.4 million) in 2011 and the acquisition of ILMVAC ($12.1 million) in 2010.

Net cash used in financing activities of $40.1 million in 2011 consisted of net increases of short-term and long-term borrowings of $112.4 million, primarily due to the impact of the $200 million term loan drawn on November 21, 2011 associated with the Robuschi acquisition, partly offset by debt repayments of $87.6 million, purchases under the Company’s share repurchase program of $132.6 million, including commissions, and payment of cash dividends of $10.4 million, partially offset by proceeds from stock option exercises of $7.5 million. In addition, during the third quarter of 2011, the Company completed the purchase of the equity interests of the minority shareholders of its two joint ventures in China for a total cost of RMB 122.0 million ($18.8 million based on exchange rates at the date of payment). Net cash used in financing activities of $110.9 million in 2010 consisted of net repayments of short-term and long-term borrowings of $72.7 million, purchases under the Company’s share repurchase program of $49.4 million, including commissions, and payment of cash dividends of $10.5 million, partially offset by proceeds from stock option exercises of $19.6 million. Net cash used in financing activities of $188.2 million in 2009 consisted primarily of net repayments of short-term and long-term borrowings totaling $188.0 million, proceeds from stock option exercises of $3.8 million and payment of the Company’s first quarterly cash dividend of $2.6 million in the fourth quarter.

On November 16, 2009, the Company declared its first quarterly dividend of $0.05 per common share, paid on December 10, 2009, to stockholders of record as of November 23, 2009. Quarterly dividends of $0.05 per common share were paid in 2011 and 2010. The Company currently intends to continue paying quarterly dividends, but can make no assurance that such dividends will be paid in the future since payment is dependent upon, among other factors, the Company’s future earnings, cash flows, capital requirements, debt covenants, general financial condition and general business conditions.

In November 2008, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program to acquire up to 3.0 million shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock, representing approximately 6% of the Company’s then outstanding shares. In November, 2011, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program authorizing the Company to repurchase up to 1.3 million shares of its common stock, plus an additional amount to offset any dilution resulting from equity grants under the Company’s existing equity incentive plans. The November 2011 stock repurchase program is in addition to the Company’s existing 2008 stock repurchase program. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company repurchased approximately 1,845 thousand shares under the 2008 program at a total cost, excluding commissions, of approximately $131.4 million. During the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company repurchased approximately 823 thousand shares under the 2008 program at a total cost, excluding commissions, of approximately $48.5 million. No shares were repurchased under the 2008 program in 2009.

Liquidity

The Company’s debt to total capital ratio (defined as total debt divided by the sum of total debt plus total stockholders’ equity) was 24.0% as of December 31, 2011 compared to 19.5% as of December 31, 2010. This increase reflects a $115.9 million net increase in borrowings between these two dates primarily associated with the acquisition of Robuschi.

The Company’s primary cash requirements include working capital, capital expenditures, principal and interest payments on indebtedness, cash dividends on its common stock, selective acquisitions and any stock repurchases. The Company’s primary sources of funds are its ongoing net cash flows from operating activities and availability under its Revolving Line of Credit (as defined below). At December 31, 2011, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $155.3 million, of which $6.9 million was pledged to financial institutions as collateral to support the issuance of standby letters of credit and similar instruments. The Company also had $222.9 million of unused availability under its Revolving Line of Credit at December 31, 2011. Based on the Company’s financial position at December 31, 2011 and its pro-forma results of operations for the twelve months then ended, the unused availability under its Revolving Line of Credit would not have been limited by the financial ratio covenants in the 2008 Credit Agreement (as described below).

 

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On September 19, 2008, the Company entered into the 2008 Credit Agreement consisting of (i) a $310.0 million Revolving Line of Credit (the “Revolving Line of Credit”), (ii) a $180.0 million term loan (“U.S. Dollar Term Loan”) and (iii) a €120.0 million term loan (“Euro Term Loan”). On November 21, 2011 the Company executed an amendment to the 2008 Credit Agreement increasing the U.S. Dollar term loan by $200.0 million. In addition, the 2008 Credit Agreement provides for a possible increase in the revolving credit facility of up to an additional $200.0 million.

The interest rates per annum applicable to loans under the 2008 Credit Agreement are, at the Company’s option, either a base rate plus an applicable margin percentage or a Eurocurrency rate plus an applicable margin. The base rate is the greater of (i) the prime rate or (ii) one-half of 1% over the weighted average rates of overnight federal funds as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Eurocurrency rate is LIBOR.

The initial applicable margin percentage over LIBOR under the 2008 Credit Agreement was 2.5% with respect to the term loans and 2.1% with respect to loans under the Revolving Line of Credit, and the initial applicable margin percentage over the base rate was 1.25% with respect to floating rate loans. After the Company’s delivery of its financial statements and compliance certificate for each fiscal quarter, the applicable margin percentages are subject to adjustments based upon the ratio of the Company’s consolidated total debt to consolidated adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) (each as defined in the 2008 Credit Agreement) being within certain defined ranges. At December 31, 2011, the applicable margin percentage over LIBOR under the 2008 Credit Agreement was a weighted average of 1.50% with respect to the term loans and 1.20% with respect to loans under the Revolving Line of Credit, and the applicable margin percentage over the base rate was 0.25% with respect to floating rate loans.

The obligations under the 2008 Credit Agreement are guaranteed by the Company’s existing and future domestic subsidiaries. The obligations under the 2008 Credit Agreement are also secured by a pledge of the capital stock of each of the Company’s existing and future material domestic subsidiaries, as well as 65% of the capital stock of each of the Company’s existing and future first-tier material foreign subsidiaries.

The 2008 Credit Agreement includes customary covenants. Subject to certain exceptions, these covenants restrict or limit the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to, among other things: incur liens; engage in mergers, consolidations and sales of assets; incur additional indebtedness; pay dividends and redeem stock; make investments (including loans and advances); enter into transactions with affiliates, make capital expenditures and incur rental obligations above defined thresholds. In addition, the 2008 Credit Agreement requires the Company to maintain compliance with certain financial ratios on a quarterly basis, including a maximum total leverage ratio test and a minimum interest coverage ratio test. As of December 31, 2011, the Company was in compliance with each of the financial ratio covenants under the 2008 Credit Agreement.

The 2008 Credit Agreement contains customary events of default, including upon a change of control. If an event of default occurs, the lenders under the 2008 Credit Agreement will be entitled to take various actions, including the acceleration of amounts due under the 2008 Credit Agreement.

The U.S. Dollar and Euro Term Loans have a final maturity of October 15, 2013. The U.S. Dollar Term Loan requires quarterly principal payments aggregating approximately $45.4 million, and $214.6 million in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The Euro Term Loan requires quarterly principal payments in Euros equating to approximately $21.4 million and $29.1 million in 2012 and 2013, respectively (based on USD exchange rates as of December 31, 2011).

The Revolving Line of Credit also matures on October 15, 2013. Loans under this facility may be denominated in USD or several foreign currencies and may be borrowed by the Company or two of its foreign subsidiaries as outlined in the 2008 Credit Agreement. On December 31, 2011, the Revolving Line of Credit had an outstanding principal balance of $72.0 million. In addition, letters of credit in the amount of $15.1 million were outstanding on the Revolving Line of Credit at December 31, 2011, leaving $222.9 million available for future use, subject to the terms of the Revolving Line of Credit.

The Company issued $125.0 million of 8% Senior Subordinated Notes (the “Notes”) in 2005. The notes were guaranteed by certain of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries and included customary covenants and events of default. On May 2, 2011, the Company redeemed all $125.0 million in aggregate principal amount outstanding, plus accrued and unpaid interest.

 

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As of December 31, 2011, the Company had approximately $449 million of undistributed earnings related to non-U.S. subsidiaries that are considered to be permanently reinvested in these foreign operations. The Company does not intend to repatriate these foreign earnings; however, tax liabilities may arise in the future if these foreign earnings are distributed.

Management currently expects that the Company’s cash on hand and future cash flows from operating activities will be sufficient to fund its working capital, capital expenditures, scheduled principal and interest payments on indebtedness, cash dividends on its common stock and any stock repurchases for at least the next twelve months. The majority of the Company’s cash is in jurisdictions outside of the U.S. However, the Company believes its U.S. operations will generate sufficient cash flows from operations along with its availability under its Revolving Line of Credit to satisfy its cash needs in the U.S. The Company continues to consider acquisition opportunities, but the size and timing of any future acquisitions and the related potential capital requirements cannot be predicted. In the event that suitable businesses are available for acquisition upon acceptable terms, the Company may obtain all or a portion of the necessary financing through the incurrence of additional long-term borrowings.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

The Company has no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are materially likely to have a current or future material effect on its financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.

Contractual Obligations and Commitments

The following table and accompanying disclosures summarize the Company’s significant contractual obligations at December 31, 2011, and the effects such obligations are expected to have on its liquidity and cash flow in future periods:

 

(Dollars in millions)           Payments Due by Period  
Contractual Cash Obligations    Total      Less than
1 year
     1 - 3 years      3 - 5 years      More than
5 years
 

Debt

   $ 396.7         77.1         316.6         0.8         2.2   

Estimated interest payments(1)

     18.0         10.3         6.4         0.9         0.4   

Capital leases

     7.1         0.6         0.7         2.4         3.4   

Operating leases

     138.6         33.0         41.7         24.3         39.6   

Purchase obligations(2)

     344.8         339.1         5.7                   

Total

   $ 905.2         460.1         371.1         28.4         45.6   
(1) Estimated interest payments for long-term debt were calculated as follows: for fixed-rate debt and term debt, interest was calculated based on applicable rates and payment dates; for variable-rate debt and/or non-term debt, interest rates and payment dates were estimated based on management’s determination of the most likely scenarios for each relevant debt instrument.

 

(2) Purchase obligations consist primarily of agreements to purchase inventory or services made in the normal course of business to meet operational requirements. The purchase obligation amounts do not represent the entire anticipated purchases in the future, but represent only those items for which the Company is contractually obligated as of December 31, 2011. For this reason, these amounts will not provide a complete and reliable indicator of the Company’s expected future cash outflows.

Total pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities recognized on the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2011 were $99.4 million and represented the unfunded status of the Company’s defined benefit plans at the end of 2011. Total pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities were $95.3 million at December 31, 2010. The total pension and other postretirement benefit liability is included in the consolidated balance sheet line items accrued liabilities, postretirement benefits other than pensions and other liabilities. Because this liability is impacted by, among other items, plan funding levels, changes in plan demographics and assumptions, and investment return on plan assets, it does not represent expected liquidity needs. Accordingly, the Company did not include this liability in the “Contractual Cash Obligations” table.

The Company funds its U.S. qualified pension plans in accordance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 regulations for the minimum annual required contribution and Internal Revenue Service regulations for the maximum annual allowable tax deduction. The Company is committed to making the required minimum contributions and expects to contribute a total of approximately $3.4 million to its U.S. qualified pen-

 

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sion plans during 2012. Furthermore, the Company expects to contribute a total of approximately $1.4 million to its postretirement health care benefit plans during 2012. Future contributions are dependent upon various factors including the performance of the plan assets, benefit payment experience and changes, if any, to current funding requirements. Therefore, no amounts were included in the “Contractual Cash Obligations” table related to expected plan contributions. The Company generally expects to fund all future contributions to its plans with cash flows from operating activities.

The Company’s non-U.S. pension plans are funded in accordance with local laws and income tax regulations. The Company expects to contribute a total of approximately $4.5 million to its non-U.S. qualified pension plans during 2012. No amounts have been included in the “Contractual Cash Obligations” table related to these plans due to the same reasons noted above.

Disclosure of amounts in the “Contractual Cash Obligations” table regarding expected benefit payments in future years for the Company’s pension plans and other postretirement benefit plans cannot be properly reflected due to the ongoing nature of the obligations of these plans. The Company currently anticipates the annual benefit payments for the U.S. plans to be in the range of approximately $5.5 million to $6.5 million in 2012 and to gradually decrease to an annual level of approximately $5.5 million for the next several years, and the annual benefit payments for the non-U.S. plans to be in the range of approximately $6.5 million to $7.5 million in 2012 and to gradually increase to an annual level in the range of $9.0 million to $10.0 million for the next several years.

As of December 31, 2011, the Company had approximately $5.3 million of liabilities for uncertain tax positions. These unrecognized tax benefits have been excluded from the “Contractual Cash Obligations” table due to uncertainty as to the amounts and timing of settlement with taxing authorities.

Net deferred income tax liabilities were $40.8 million as of December 31, 2011. This amount is not included in the “Contractual Cash Obligations” table because the Company believes this presentation would not be meaningful. Net deferred income tax liabilities are calculated based on temporary differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities and their book basis, which will result in taxable amounts in future years when the book basis is settled. The results of these calculations do not have a direct connection with the amount of cash taxes to be paid in any future periods.

In the normal course of business, the Company or its subsidiaries may sometimes be required to provide surety bonds, standby letters of credit or similar instruments to guarantee its performance of contractual or legal obligations. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had $77.7 million in such instruments outstanding and had pledged $6.9 million of cash to the issuing financial institutions as collateral for such instruments.

Contingencies

The Company is a party to various legal proceedings, lawsuits and administrative actions, which are of an ordinary or routine nature for a company of its size and sector. In addition, due to the bankruptcies of several asbestos manufacturers and other primary defendants, among other things, the Company has been named as a defendant in a number of asbestos personal injury lawsuits. The Company has also been named as a defendant in a number of silica personal injury lawsuits. The plaintiffs in these suits allege exposure to asbestos or silica from multiple sources and typically the Company is one of approximately 25 or more named defendants. In the Company’s experience to date, the substantial majority of the plaintiffs have not suffered an injury for which the Company bears responsibility.

Predecessors to the Company sometimes manufactured, distributed and/or sold products allegedly at issue in the pending asbestos and silica litigation lawsuits (the “Products”). However, neither the Company nor its predecessors ever mined, manufactured, mixed, produced or distributed asbestos fiber or silica sand, the materials that allegedly caused the injury underlying the lawsuits. Moreover, the asbestos-containing components of the Products, if any, were enclosed within the subject Products.

The Company has entered into a series of agreements with certain of its or its predecessors’ legacy insurers and certain potential indemnitors to secure insurance coverage and/or reimbursement for the costs associated with the asbestos and silica lawsuits filed against the Company. The Company has also pursued litigation against certain insurers or indemnitors where necessary. The latest of these actions, Gardner Denver, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., was filed on July 9, 2010, in the Eighth Judicial District, Adams County, Illi-

 

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nois, as case number 10-L-48 (the “Adams County Case”). In the lawsuit, the Company seeks, among other things, to require certain excess insurer defendants to honor their insurance policy obligations to the Company, including payment in whole or in part of the costs associated with the asbestos lawsuits filed against the Company. In October 2011, the Company reached a settlement with one of the excess insurer defendants for approximately the amount of such defendant’s policy that was subject to the lawsuit.

The Company believes that the pending and future asbestos and silica lawsuits are not likely to, in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial position, results of operations or liquidity, based on: the Company’s anticipated insurance and indemnification rights to address the risks of such matters; the limited potential asbestos exposure from the Products described above; the Company’s experience that the vast majority of plaintiffs are not impaired with a disease attributable to alleged exposure to asbestos or silica from or relating to the Products or for which the Company otherwise bears responsibility; various potential defenses available to the Company with respect to such matters; and the Company’s prior disposition of comparable matters. However, due to inherent uncertainties of litigation and because future developments, including, without limitation, potential insolvencies of insurance companies or other defendants, an adverse determination in the Adams County Case, or other inability to collect from the Company’s historical insurers or indemnitors, could cause a different outcome, there can be no assurance that the resolution of pending or future lawsuits will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or liquidity. However, at this time, based on presently available information, the Company views this possibility as remote.

The Company has been identified as a potentially responsible party (“PRP”) with respect to several sites designated for cleanup under U.S. federal “Superfund” or similar state laws that impose liability for cleanup of certain waste sites and for related natural resource damages. Persons potentially liable for such costs and damages generally include the site owner or operator and persons that disposed or arranged for the disposal of hazardous substances found at those sites. Although these laws impose joint and several liability, in application, the PRPs typically allocate the investigation and cleanup costs based upon the volume of waste contributed by each PRP. Based on currently available information, the Company was only a small contributor to these waste sites, and the Company has, or is attempting to negotiate, de minimis settlements for their cleanup. The cleanup of the remaining sites is substantially complete and the Company’s future obligations entail a share of the sites’ ongoing operating and maintenance expense.

The Company is also addressing three on-site cleanups for which it is the primary responsible party. Two of these cleanup sites are in the operation and maintenance stage and the third is in the implementation stage. Based on currently available information, the Company does not anticipate that any of these sites will result in material additional costs beyond those already accrued on its balance sheet.

The Company has an accrued liability on its balance sheet to the extent costs are known or can be reasonably estimated for its remaining financial obligations for these matters. Based upon consideration of currently available information, the Company does not anticipate any material adverse effect on its results of operations, financial condition, liquidity or competitive position as a result of compliance with federal, state, local or foreign environmental laws or regulations, or cleanup costs relating to the sites discussed above. It is the Company’s policy to expense legal costs as incurred.

Changes in Accounting Principles and Effects of New Accounting Pronouncements

See Note 2 “New Accounting Standards” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” for a discussion of recent accounting standards.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Management has evaluated the accounting policies used in the preparation of the Company’s financial statements and related notes and believes those policies to be reasonable and appropriate. The Company’s significant accounting policies are described in Note 1 “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.” Certain of these accounting policies require the application of significant judgment by management in selecting the appropriate assumptions for calculating financial estimates. By their nature, these judgments are subject to an inherent degree of uncertainty. These judgments are based on historical

 

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experience, trends in the industry, information provided by customers and information available from other outside sources, as appropriate. The most significant areas involving management judgments and estimates are described below. Management believes that the amounts recorded in the Company’s financial statements related to these areas are based on its best judgments and estimates, although actual results could differ materially under different assumptions or conditions.

Accounts Receivable

Trade accounts receivable are recorded at net realizable value. This value includes an appropriate allowance for doubtful accounts for estimated losses that may result from the inability to fully collect amounts due from its customers. The allowance is determined based on a combination of factors including the length of time that the receivables are past due, history of write-offs and the Company’s knowledge of circumstances relating to specific customers’ ability to meet their financial obligations. If economic, industry, or specific customer business trends worsen beyond earlier estimates, the Company may increase the allowance for doubtful accounts by recording additional expense.

Inventory

Inventories, which consist primarily of raw materials and finished goods, are carried at the lower of cost or market value. Fixed manufacturing overhead is allocated to the cost of inventory based on the normal capacity of production facilities. Unallocated overhead during periods of abnormally low production levels is recognized as cost of sales in the period in which it is incurred. As of December 31, 2011, $248.4 million (80%) of the Company’s inventory is accounted for on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) basis and the remaining $63.3 million (20%) is accounted for on a last-in, first-out (LIFO) basis. The Company establishes inventory reserves for estimated obsolescence or unmarketable inventory in an amount equal to the difference between the cost of inventory and its estimated realizable value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions.

Goodwill and Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets

Goodwill is recorded as the difference, if any, between the aggregate consideration paid for an acquisition and the fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets acquired, liabilities assumed, and non-controlling interests, if any. Intangible assets, including goodwill, are assigned to the Company’s reporting units based upon their fair value at the time of acquisition. Intangible assets with finite useful lives are amortized on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives, which range from 5 to 25 years. In accordance with FASB ASC 350, Intangibles — Goodwill and Other, intangible assets deemed to have indefinite lives and goodwill are not subject to amortization but are tested for impairment annually, or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the asset might be impaired or that there is a probable reduction in the fair value of a reporting unit below its aggregate carrying value. The Company performs the impairment test of the carrying values of its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets at the reporting unit level as of June 30.

The goodwill impairment test involves a two-step process. The first step involves comparing the estimated fair value of each reporting unit with its aggregate carrying value, including goodwill. If a reporting unit’s aggregate carrying value exceeds its estimated fair value, the Company performs the second step of the goodwill impairment test. The second step involves comparing the implied fair value of the affected reporting unit’s goodwill with the carrying value of that goodwill to measure the amount of impairment loss, if any.

The impairment test for indefinite-lived intangibles involves a comparison of the estimated fair value of the intangible asset with its carrying value. If the carrying value of the intangible asset exceeds its fair value, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to that excess.

In performing its goodwill impairment test, the Company determined the estimated fair value of each reporting unit utilizing the income approach model. This approach makes use of unobservable factors, and the key assumptions that impact the calculation of fair value include the Company’s estimates of the projected revenues, cash flows and a discount rate applied to such cash flows. In developing projected revenues and cash flows, the Company considered available information including, but not limited to, its short-term internal forecasts, historical results, anticipated impact of implemented restructuring initiatives, and its expectations about uncertain

 

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economic conditions. In addition, the Company forecasted sales growth to trend down to an inflationary growth rate of 3% per annum by 2019 and beyond. The determination of the discount rate was based on the weighted-average cost of capital with the cost of equity determined using the capital asset pricing model (“CAPM”). The CAPM uses assumptions such as a risk-free rate, a stock-beta adjusted risk premium and a size premium. These assumptions were derived from publicly available information and, therefore, the Company believes its assumptions are reflective of the assumptions made by market participants. Additionally, the market approach was used to provide market evidence supporting the Company’s overall enterprise value and corroborate the reasonableness of the consolidated fair value of equity derived under the income approach as compared to the Company’s market capitalization, inclusive of an estimated overall control premium.

The Company completed its annual impairment test of the carrying values of its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets as of June 30, 2011 and concluded that there was no impairment.

In order to evaluate the sensitivity of the fair value calculation on the goodwill impairment testing, the Company applied a hypothetical 10% decrease to the fair value of each reporting unit, which it believes represented a reasonably possible change at the time of the test. This hypothetical 10% decrease did not change the results of the Company’s annual impairment testing.

Long-lived Assets

The Company accounts for long-lived assets, including intangible assets that are amortized, in accordance with FASB ASC 360-10-05-4, Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets (“FASB ASC 360-10-05-4”) which requires that all long-lived assets be reviewed for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Such events and circumstances include the occurrence of an adverse change in the market involving the business employing the related long-lived assets or a situation in which it is more likely than not that the Company will dispose of such assets. If indicators of impairment are present, reviews are performed to determine whether the carrying value of the long-lived assets to be held and used is impaired. Such reviews involve a comparison of the carrying amount of the asset group to the future net undiscounted cash flows expected to be generated by those assets over their remaining useful lives. If the comparison indicates that there is impairment, the impairment loss to be recognized as a non-cash charge to earnings is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds their fair value and the impaired assets are written down to their fair value or, if fair value is not readily determinable, to an estimated fair value based on discounted expected future cash flows. Assets to be disposed are reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value, less costs to dispose.

Warranty Reserves

Most of the Company’s sales are covered by warranty provisions that generally provide for the repair or replacement of qualifying defective items for a specified period after the time of sale, typically 12 months. The Company establishes reserves for estimated product warranty costs at the time revenue is recognized based upon historical warranty experience and additionally for any known product warranty issues. Although the Company engages in extensive product quality programs and processes, the Company’s warranty obligation has been and may in the future be affected by product failure rates, repair or field replacement costs and additional development costs incurred in correcting any product failure.

Stock-Based Compensation

The Company accounts for share-based payment awards in accordance with FASB ASC 718, Compensation — Stock Compensation. Share-based payment expense is measured at the grant date based on the fair value of the award and is recognized on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period (generally the vesting period of the award). Determination of the fair values of share-based payment awards at grant date requires judgment, including estimating the expected term of the relevant share-based awards and the expected volatility of the Company’s stock. Additionally, management must estimate the amount of share-based awards that are expected to be forfeited. The expected term of share-based awards represents the period of time that the share-based awards are expected to be outstanding and is determined based on historical experience of similar awards, giving

 

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consideration to the contractual terms of the awards, vesting schedules and expectations of future employee behavior. The expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company’s stock over the expected term of the award. Expected forfeitures are based on historical experience and have not fluctuated significantly during the past three fiscal years.

Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits

Gardner Denver sponsors a number of pension plans and other postretirement benefit plans worldwide. The calculation of the pension and other postretirement benefit obligations and net periodic benefit cost under these plans requires the use of actuarial valuation methods and assumptions. In determining these assumptions, the Company consults with outside actuaries and other advisors. These assumptions include the discount rates used to value the projected benefit obligations, future rate of compensation increases, expected rates of return on plan assets and expected healthcare cost trend rates. The discount rates selected to measure the present value of the Company’s benefit obligations as of December 31, 2011 and 2010 were derived by examining the rates of high-quality, fixed income securities whose cash flows or duration match the timing and amount of expected benefit payments under the plans. In accordance with GAAP, actual results that differ from the Company’s assumptions are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income and amortized through net periodic benefit cost over future periods. While management believes that the assumptions are appropriate, differences in actual experience or changes in assumptions may affect the Company’s pension and other postretirement benefit obligations and future net periodic benefit cost. Actuarial valuations associated with the Company’s pension plans at December 31, 2011 used a weighted average discount rate of 5.34% and an expected rate of return on plan assets of 7.08%. A 0.5% decrease in the discount rate would increase annual pension expense by approximately $1.3 million. A 0.5% decrease in the expected return on plan assets would increase the Company’s annual pension expense by approximately $1.1 million. Please refer to Note 11 “Benefit Plans” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” for disclosures related to Gardner Denver’s benefit plans, including quantitative disclosures reflecting the impact that changes in certain assumptions would have on service and interest costs and benefit obligations.

Income Taxes

The calculation of the Company’s income tax provision and deferred income tax assets and liabilities is complex and requires the use of estimates and judgments. As part of the Company’s analysis and implementation of business strategies, consideration is given to the tax laws and regulations that apply to the specific facts and circumstances for any transaction under evaluation. This analysis includes the amount and timing of the realization of income tax liabilities or benefits. Management closely monitors U.S. and international tax developments in order to evaluate the effect they may have on the Company’s overall tax position and the estimates and judgments utilized in determining the income tax provision, and records adjustments as necessary.

Loss Contingencies

Contingencies, by their nature, relate to uncertainties that require management to exercise judgment both in assessing the likelihood that a liability has been incurred as well as in estimating the amount of the potential loss. The most significant contingencies impacting the Company’s financial statements are those related to product warranty, personal injury lawsuits, environmental remediation and the resolution of matters related to open tax years. See Note 1 “Summary of Significant Accounting Policies,” Note 14 “Income Taxes” and Note 18 “Contingencies” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.”

Derivative Financial Instruments

All derivative financial instruments are reported on the balance sheet at fair value. For derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges, any gain or loss on the derivative is recognized in earnings in the current period. A derivative instrument may be designated as a hedge of the exposure to changes in the fair value of an asset or liability or variability in expected future cash flows if the hedging relationship is expected to be highly effective in offsetting changes in fair value or cash flows attributable to the hedged risk during the period of designation. If a derivative is designated as a fair value hedge, the gain or loss on the derivative and the offsetting loss or gain on the hedged asset, liability or firm commitment is recognized in earnings. For derivative instruments des-

 

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ignated as a cash flow hedge, the effective portion of the gain or loss on the derivative instrument is reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income and reclassified into earnings in the same period that the hedged transaction affects earnings. The ineffective portion of the gain or loss is immediately recognized in earnings. Gains or losses on derivative instruments recognized in earnings are reported in the same line item as the associated hedged transaction in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Hedge accounting is discontinued prospectively when (1) it is determined that a derivative is no longer effective in offsetting changes in the fair value or cash flows of a hedged item; (2) the derivative is sold, terminated or exercised; (3) the hedged item no longer meets the definition of a firm commitment; or (4) it is unlikely that a forecasted transaction will occur within two months of the originally specified time period.

When hedge accounting is discontinued because it is determined that the derivative no longer qualifies as an effective fair-value hedge, the derivative continues to be carried on the balance sheet at its fair value, and the hedged asset or liability is no longer adjusted for changes in fair value. When cash flow hedge accounting is discontinued because the derivative is sold, terminated, or exercised, the net gain or loss remains in accumulated other comprehensive income and is reclassified into earnings in the same period that the hedged transaction affects earnings or until it becomes unlikely that a hedged forecasted transaction will occur within two months of the originally scheduled time period. When hedge accounting is discontinued because a hedged item no longer meets the definition of a firm commitment, the derivative continues to be carried on the balance sheet at its fair value, and any asset or liability that was recorded pursuant to recognition of the firm commitment is removed from the balance sheet and recognized as a gain or loss currently in earnings. When hedge accounting is discontinued because it is probable that a forecasted transaction will not occur within two months of the originally specified time period, the derivative continues to be carried on the balance sheet at its fair value, and gains and losses reported in accumulated other comprehensive income are recognized immediately through earnings.

Restructuring Charges

The Company accounts for costs incurred in connection with the closure and consolidation of facilities and functions in accordance with FASB ASC 420, Exit or Disposal Cost Obligations; FASB ASC 712, Compensation — Nonretirement Postemployment Benefits; FASB ASC 360-10-05-4; FASB ASC 805, Business Combinations (“FASB ASC 805”); and Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) No. 95-3 (superseded by FASB ASC 805). Such costs include employee termination benefits (one-time arrangements and benefits attributable to prior service); termination of contractual obligations; the write-down of current and long-term assets to the lower of cost or fair value; and other direct incremental costs including relocation of employees, inventory and equipment.

A liability is established through a charge to operations for (i) one-time employee termination benefits when management commits to a plan of termination and communicates such plan to the affected group of employees; (ii) employee termination benefits that accumulate or vest based on prior service when it becomes probable that such termination benefits will be paid and the amount of the payment can be reasonably estimated; and (iii) contract termination costs when the contract is terminated or the Company becomes contractually obligated to make such payment. If an operating lease is not terminated, a liability is established when the Company ceases use of the leased property. Other direct incremental costs are charged to operations as incurred.

With respect to certain restructuring charges for which the Company expects to receive funding from governments grants, such charges are reduced by the amount of the probable anticipated funding.

ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

The Company is exposed to certain market risks during the normal course of business arising from adverse changes in commodity prices, interest rates, and currency exchange rates. The Company’s exposure to these risks is managed through a combination of operating and financing activities. The Company selectively uses derivative financial instruments (“derivatives”), including foreign currency forward contracts and interest rate swaps, to manage the risks from fluctuations in currency exchange rates and interest rates. The Company does not hold derivatives for trading or speculative purposes. Fluctuations in commodity prices, interest rates, and currency exchange rates can be volatile, and the Company’s risk management activities do not totally eliminate these risks. Consequently, these fluctuations could have a significant effect on the Company’s financial results.

 

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Notional transaction amounts and fair values for the Company’s outstanding derivatives, by risk category and instrument type, as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, are summarized in Note 16 “Hedging Activities, Derivative Instruments and Credit Risk” in the “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.”

Commodity Price Risk

The Company is a purchaser of certain commodities, principally aluminum. In addition, the Company is a purchaser of components and parts containing various commodities, including cast iron, aluminum, copper and steel. The Company generally buys these commodities and components based upon market prices that are established with the vendor as part of the purchase process. The Company does not use commodity financial instruments to hedge commodity prices.

The Company has long-term contracts with some of its suppliers of key components. However, to the extent that commodity prices increase and the Company does not have firm pricing from its suppliers, or its suppliers are not able to honor such prices, then the Company may experience margin declines to the extent it is not able to increase selling prices of its products.

Interest Rate Risk

The Company’s exposure to interest rate risk results primarily from its borrowings of $403.8 million at December 31, 2011. The Company manages its debt centrally, considering tax consequences and its overall financing strategies. The Company manages its exposure to interest rate risk by maintaining a mixture of fixed and variable rate debt and uses pay-fixed interest rate swaps as cash flow hedges of variable rate debt in order to adjust the relative proportions of each instrument. The interest rates on approximately 20% of the Company’s borrowings were effectively fixed as of December 31, 2011. If the relevant LIBOR amounts for all of the Company’s borrowings had been 100 basis points higher than actual in 2011, the Company’s interest expense would have increased by $1.6 million.

Exchange Rate Risk

A substantial portion of the Company’s operations is conducted by its subsidiaries outside of the U.S. in currencies other than the USD. Almost all of the Company’s non-U.S. subsidiaries conduct their business primarily in their local currencies, which are also their functional currencies. Other than the USD, the EUR, GBP, and CNY are the principal currencies in which the Company and its subsidiaries enter into transactions. The Company and its subsidiaries are also subject to the risk that arises when they, from time to time, enter into transactions in currencies other than their functional currency. To mitigate this risk, the Company and its subsidiaries typically settle intercompany trading balances monthly. The Company also selectively uses forward currency contracts to manage this risk. At December 31, 2011, the notional amount of open forward currency contracts was $242.5 million and their aggregate fair value was a liability of $1.8 million.

To illustrate the impact of currency exchange rates on the Company’s financial results, the Company’s 2011 operating income would have decreased by approximately $19.3 million if the USD had been 10% more valuable than actual relative to other currencies. This calculation assumes that all currencies change in the same direction and proportion to the USD and that there are no indirect effects of the change in the value of the USD such as changes in non-USD sales volumes or prices.

 

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ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Stockholders

Gardner Denver, Inc.:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Gardner Denver, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, comprehensive income (loss), and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2011. We also have audited the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2011, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”). The Company’s management is responsible for these consolidated financial statements, 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 these consolidated financial statements and an opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting 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 audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement and whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audits of the consolidated financial statements included examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, and testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. Our audits also included performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinions.

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.

The Company acquired Robuschi S.p.A. (“Robuschi”) in December 2011, and management excluded from its assessment of the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2011, Robuschi’s internal control over financial reporting associated with 11% and less than 1% of the Company’s total assets and total revenues, respectively, included in the consolidated financial statements of the Company as of and for the year ended December 31, 2011. Our audit of internal control over financial reporting of the Company also excluded an evaluation of the internal control over financial reporting of Robuschi.

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Gardner Denver, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2011, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Also in our opinion, the Company maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2011, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the COSO.

KPMG LLP

St. Louis, Missouri

February 24, 2012

 

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Consolidated Statements of Operations

GARDNER DENVER, INC.

Years ended December 31

(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts)

 

      2011     2010     2009  

Revenues

   $ 2,370,903        1,895,104        1,778,145   

Cost of sales

     1,563,049        1,268,696        1,227,532   

Gross profit

     807,854        626,408        550,613   

Selling and administrative expenses

     394,769        369,482        356,210   

Other operating expense, net

     12,374        4,516        45,673   

Impairment charges

                   262,400   

Operating income (loss)

     400,711        252,410        (113,670

Interest expense

     15,397        23,424        28,485   

Other income, net

     (1,667     (2,865     (3,761

Income (loss) before income taxes

     386,981        231,851        (138,394

Provision for income taxes

     107,439        56,897        24,905   

Net income (loss)

     279,542        174,954        (163,299

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     1,979        1,992        1,886   

Net income (loss) attributable to Gardner Denver

   $ 277,563        172,962        (165,185

Net earnings (loss) per share attributable to Gardner Denver common stockholders

      

Basic earnings (loss) per share

   $ 5.37        3.31        (3.18

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

   $ 5.33        3.28        (3.18

Cash dividends declared per common share

   $ 0.20        0.20        0.05   

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Consolidated Balance Sheets

GARDNER DENVER, INC.

December 31

(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts)

 

      2011     2010  

Assets

    

Current assets:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 155,259        157,029   

Accounts receivable, net

     477,505        369,860   

Inventories, net

     311,679        241,485   

Deferred income taxes

     35,948        34,628   

Other current assets

     35,343        25,535   

Total current assets

     1,015,734        828,537   

Property, plant and equipment, net

     290,912        286,563   

Goodwill

     676,582        571,796   

Other intangibles, net

     348,884        289,588   

Other assets

     33,456        50,614   

Total assets

   $ 2,365,568        2,027,098   

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

    

Current liabilities:

    

Short-term borrowings and current maturities of long-term debt

   $ 77,692        37,228   

Accounts payable

     214,514        143,331   

Accrued liabilities

     213,548        179,041   

Total current liabilities

     505,754        359,600   

Long-term debt, less current maturities

     326,133        250,682   

Postretirement benefits other than pensions

     14,712        13,678   

Deferred income taxes

     76,761        62,157   

Other liabilities

     162,577        151,308   

Total liabilities

     1,085,937        837,425   

Gardner Denver stockholders’ equity:

    

Common stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 50,650,971 and 52,181,335 shares outstanding at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively

     598        595   

Capital in excess of par value

     601,854        591,988   

Retained earnings

     972,867        705,699   

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     17,286        61,425   

Treasury stock at cost; 9,122,204 and 7,268,653 shares at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively

     (315,314     (182,544

Total Gardner Denver stockholders’ equity

     1,277,291        1,177,163   

Noncontrolling interests

     2,340        12,510   

Total stockholders’ equity

     1,279,631        1,189,673   

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 2,365,568        2,027,098   

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Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity

GARDNER DENVER, INC.

Years ended December 31

(Dollars and shares in thousands)

 

      2011     2010     2009  

Number of Common Shares Issued

      

Balance at beginning of year

     59,450        58,631        58,255   

Stock issued for benefit and stock compensation plans

     323        819        376   

Balance at end of year

     59,773        59,450        58,631   

Common Stock

      

Balance at beginning of year

   $ 595        586        583   

Stock issued for benefit and stock compensation plans

     3        9        3   

Balance at end of year

   $ 598        595        586   

Capital in Excess of Par Value

      

Balance at beginning of year

   $ 591,988        558,733        545,671   

Stock issued for benefit and stock compensation plans

     8,649        23,485        7,716   

Stock-based compensation

     9,970        9,770        5,346   

Acquisition of noncontrolling interests

     (8,753              

Balance at end of year

   $ 601,854        591,988        558,733   

Retained Earnings

      

Balance at beginning of year

   $ 705,699        543,272        711,065   

Net income (loss)

     277,563        172,962        (165,185

Cash dividends declared; $0.20 and $0.20 per common share in 2011 and 2010, respectively

     (10,395     (10,535     (2,608

Balance at end of year

   $ 972,867        705,699        543,272   

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

      

Balance at beginning of year

   $ 61,425        82,514        72,407   

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net

     (31,249     (65,291     21,229   

Unrecognized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges, net of tax

     434        (683     (250

Foreign currency (loss) gain on investment in foreign subsidiaries

     (1,783     40,414        1,663   

Pension and other postretirement prior service cost and actuarial gain or loss, net of tax

     (11,541     4,471        (12,535

Balance at end of year

   $ 17,286        61,425        82,514   

Treasury Stock

      

Balance at beginning of year

   $ (182,544     (132,935     (130,839

Purchases of treasury stock

     (132,498     (49,261     (73

Deferred compensation

     (272     (348     (2,023

Balance at end of year

   $ (315,314     (182,544     (132,935

Total Gardner Denver Stockholders’ Equity

   $ 1,277,291        1,177,163        1,052,170   

Noncontrolling Interests

      

Balance at beginning of year

   $ 12,510        11,839        10,856   

Net income

     1,979        1,992        1,886   

Dividends to minority stockholders

     (1,024     (997     (1,656

Acquisition of noncontrolling interests

     (11,534              

Business combinations

     95                 

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net

     314        (324     753   

Balance at end of year

   $ 2,340        12,510        11,839   

Total Stockholders’ Equity

   $ 1,279,631        1,189,673        1,064,009   

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

GARDNER DENVER, INC.

Years ended December 31

(Dollars in thousands)

 

      2011     2010     2009  

Comprehensive Income (Loss) Attributable to Gardner Denver

      

Net income (loss) attributable to Gardner Denver

   $ 277,563        172,962        (165,185

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:

      

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net

     (31,249     (65,291     21,229   

Unrecognized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges, net

     434        (683     (250

Foreign currency (loss) gain on investment in foreign subsidiaries

     (1,783     40,414        1,663   

Pension and other postretirement prior service cost and gain or loss, net

     (11,541     4,471        (12,535

Total other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

     (44,139     (21,089     10,107   

Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Gardner Denver

   $ 233,424        151,873        (155,078

Comprehensive Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

      

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

   $ 1,979        1,992        1,886   

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax:

      

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net

     314        (324     753   

Total other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

     314        (324     753   

Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     2,293        1,668        2,639   

Total Comprehensive Income (Loss)

   $ 235,717        153,541        (152,439

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

GARDNER DENVER, INC.

Years ended December 31

(Dollars in thousands)

 

      2011     2010     2009  

Cash flows from operating activities:

      

Net income (loss)

   $ 279,542        174,954        (163,299

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

      

Depreciation and amortization

     60,284        60,248        68,731   

Impairment charges

                   262,400   

Foreign currency transaction (gain) loss, net

     (684     (2,047     457   

Net loss on asset dispositions

     1,944        2,114        1,255   

LIFO liquidation income

     (204     (754     (297

Stock issued for employee benefit plans

     1,138        3,719        3,954   

Stock-based compensation expense

     6,453        6,398        2,980   

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

     (3,396     (3,195     (479

Deferred income taxes

     (10,574     (8,756     (8,227

Changes in assets and liabilities:

      

Receivables

     (88,380     (43,845     72,056   

Inventories

     (46,374     (15,418     67,498   

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

     88,933        36,705        (89,918

Other assets and liabilities, net

     11,129        (7,875     (5,800

Net cash provided by operating activities

     299,811        202,248        211,311   

Cash flows from investing activities:

      

Capital expenditures

     (55,688     (33,039     (42,766

Net cash paid in business combinations

     (196,373     (12,142     (81

Disposals of property, plant and equipment

     3,735        2,681        1,187   

Other

                   (2

Net cash used in investing activities

     (248,326     (42,500     (41,662

Cash flows from financing activities:

      

Principal payments on short-term borrowings

     (18,496     (24,866     (33,466

Proceeds from short-term borrowings

     13,371        26,913        25,018   

Principal payments on long-term debt

     (330,108     (82,808     (231,725

Proceeds from long-term debt

     447,594        8,034        52,169   

Proceeds from stock option exercises

     7,514        19,565        3,751   

Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation

     3,396        3,195        479   

Purchase of treasury stock

     (132,607     (49,400     (867

Debt issuance costs

     (599            (166

Cash dividends paid

     (10,384     (10,499     (2,608

Purchase of shares from noncontrolling interests

     (18,806              

Other

     (1,023     (992     (760

Net cash used in financing activities

     (40,148     (110,858     (188,175

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

     (13,107     (1,597     7,527   

(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

     (1,770     47,293        (10,999

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year

     157,029        109,736        120,735   

Cash and cash equivalents, end of year

   $ 155,259        157,029        109,736   

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

GARDNER DENVER, INC.

(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts or amounts described in millions)

 

Note 1: Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements reflect the operations of Gardner Denver, Inc. (“Gardner Denver” or the “Company”) and its subsidiaries. Certain prior year balance sheet items have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements are presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) and include the accounts of the Company and its majority-owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated in consolidation.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. The Company regularly evaluates the estimates and assumptions related to the allowance for doubtful trade receivables, inventory obsolescence, warranty reserves, fair value of equity-based awards, goodwill and purchased intangible asset valuations, asset impairments, employee benefit plan liabilities, income tax liabilities and assets and related valuation allowances, uncertain tax positions, restructuring reserves, litigation and other loss contingencies, and the allocation of corporate costs to reportable segments. Actual results could differ materially and adversely from those estimates and assumptions, and such results could affect the Company’s consolidated net income, financial position, or cash flows.

Foreign Currency Translation

Assets and liabilities of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries, where the functional currency is not the U.S. Dollar (“USD”), are translated at the exchange rate in effect at the balance sheet date, while revenues and expenses are translated at average rates prevailing during the year. Adjustments resulting from the translation of the financial statements of foreign operations into USD are excluded from the determination of net income, and are reported in accumulated other comprehensive income, a separate component of stockholders’ equity, and included as a component of other comprehensive income (loss). Assets and liabilities of subsidiaries that are denominated in currencies other than the subsidiaries’ functional currency are remeasured into the functional currency using end of period exchange rates, or historical rates, for certain balances, where applicable. Gains and losses related to these remeasurements are recorded within the Consolidated Statements of Operations as a component of “Other operating expense, net.”

Revenue Recognition

The Company recognizes revenue from the sale of products and services under the provisions of Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 605, Reveunue Recognition. Accordingly, revenue is recognized only when a firm sales agreement is in place, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered and collectability of the fixed or determinable sales price is reasonably assured. These criteria are usually met at the time of product shipment. Service revenue is earned and recognized when services are performed and collection is reasonably assured and is not material to any period presented. The Company’s revenue recognition policy does not vary among its various marketing venues, including independent distributors, sales representatives and original equipment manufacturers (“OEM”).

 

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In revenue transactions where installation is required, revenue can be recognized when the installation obligation is not essential to the functionality of the delivered product. Certain of the Company’s sales of products involve inconsequential or perfunctory performance obligations for non-essential installation supervision or training. These obligations are inconsequential and perfunctory as their fair value is relatively insignificant compared to the related revenue; the Company has a demonstrated history of completing the remaining tasks in a timely manner; the skills required to complete these tasks are not unique to the Company and, in many cases, can be provided by third parties or the customer; and in the event that the Company fails to complete the remaining obligations under the sales contract, it does not have a refund obligation with respect to the product that was delivered. When the only remaining undelivered performance obligation under an arrangement is inconsequential or perfunctory, revenue is recognized on the total contract and a provision for the cost of the unperformed obligation is recorded.

In revenue transactions where the sales agreement includes customer-specific objective criteria, revenue is recognized only after formal acceptance occurs or the Company has reliably demonstrated that all specified customer acceptance criteria have been met. The Company defers the recognition of revenue when advance payments are received from customers before performance obligations have been completed and/or services have been performed.

Sales volume discounts offered to customers are recorded as deductions to gross revenues when the discount is earned. Product returns from customers are recorded as a deduction to gross revenues when the Company can reasonably estimate the amount of such returns. Other sales credits, which may include correction of billing errors, incorrect shipments and settlement of customer disputes, are recorded as deductions to gross revenues.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and equivalents are highly liquid investments primarily consisting of demand deposits. Cash and cash equivalents have original maturities of three months or less. Accordingly, the carrying amount of such instruments is considered a reasonable estimate of fair value. As of December 31, 2011, cash of $6.9 million was pledged to financial institutions as collateral to support the issuance of standby letters of credit and similar instruments on behalf of the Company and its subsidiaries.

Accounts Receivable

Trade accounts receivable consist of amounts owed for orders shipped to or services performed for customers and are stated net of an allowance for doubtful accounts. Reviews of customers’ creditworthiness are performed prior to order acceptance or order shipment.

Trade accounts receivable are recorded at net realizable value. This value includes an appropriate allowance for doubtful accounts for estimated losses that may result from the Company’s inability to fully collect amounts due from its customers. The allowance is determined based on a combination of factors, including the length of time that the trade receivables are past due, history of write-offs and the Company’s knowledge of circumstances relating to specific customers’ ability to meet their financial obligations.

Inventories

Inventories, which consist primarily of raw materials and finished goods, are carried at the lower of cost or market value. Fixed manufacturing overhead is allocated to the cost of inventory based on the normal capacity of production facilities. Unallocated overhead during periods of abnormally low production levels is recognized as cost of sales in the period in which it is incurred. As of December 31, 2011, $248.4 million (80%) of the Company’s inventory is accounted for on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) basis and the remaining $63.3 million (20%) is accounted for on a last-in, first-out (LIFO) basis. The Company establishes inventory reserves for estimated obsolescence or unmarketable inventory in an amount equal to the difference between the cost of inventory and its estimated realizable value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions. Shipping and handling costs are classified as a component of “Cost of sales” in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

 

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Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment includes the historical cost of land, buildings, equipment and significant improvements to existing plant and equipment or in the case of acquisitions, a fair market value appraisal of such assets completed at the time of acquisition. Repair and maintenance costs that do not extend the useful life of an asset are recorded as expense as incurred. Depreciation is provided using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets as follows: buildings — 10 to 50 years; machinery and equipment — 7 to 15 years; office furniture and equipment — 3 to 10 years; and tooling, dies, patterns, etc. — 3 to 7 years.

Goodwill and Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets

Goodwill is recorded as the difference, if any, between the aggregate consideration paid for an acquisition and the fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets acquired, liabilities assumed, and non-controlling interests, if any. Intangible assets, including goodwill, are assigned to the Company’s reporting units based upon their fair value at the time of acquisition. Intangible assets with finite useful lives are amortized on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives, which range from 5 to 25 years. In accordance with FASB ASC 350, Intangibles — Goodwill and Other (“FASB ASC 350”), intangible assets deemed to have indefinite lives and goodwill are not subject to amortization but are tested for impairment annually, or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the asset might be impaired or that there is a probable reduction in the fair value of a reporting unit below its aggregate carrying value. The Company performs the impairment test of the carrying values of its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets at the reporting unit level during the third quarter of each fiscal year using balances as of June 30.

The goodwill impairment test involves a two-step process. The first step involves comparing the estimated fair value of each reporting unit with its aggregate carrying value, including goodwill. If a reporting unit’s aggregate carrying value exceeds its estimated fair value, the Company performs the second step of the goodwill impairment test. The second step involves comparing the implied fair value of the affected reporting unit’s goodwill with the carrying value of that goodwill to measure the amount of impairment loss, if any.

The impairment test for indefinite-lived intangibles involves a comparison of the estimated fair value of the intangible asset with its carrying value. If the carrying value of the intangible asset exceeds its fair value, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to that excess.

Long-lived Assets

The Company accounts for long-lived assets, including intangible assets that are amortized, in accordance with FASB ASC 360-10-05-4, Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets (“FASB ASC 360-10-05-4”) which requires that all long-lived assets be reviewed for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Such events and circumstances include the occurrence of an adverse change in the market involving the business employing the related long-lived assets or a situation in which it is more likely than not that the Company will dispose of such assets. If indicators of impairment are present, reviews are performed to determine whether the carrying value of the long-lived assets to be held and used is impaired. Such reviews involve a comparison of the carrying amount of the asset group to the future net undiscounted cash flows expected to be generated by those assets over their remaining useful lives. If the comparison indicates that there is impairment, the impairment loss to be recognized as a non-cash charge to earnings is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds their fair value and the impaired assets are written down to their fair value or, if fair value is not readily determinable, to an estimated fair value based on discounted expected future cash flows. Assets to be disposed are reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value, less costs to dispose.

Warranty Reserves

Most of the Company’s sales are covered by warranty provisions that generally provide for the repair or replacement of qualifying defective items for a specified period after the time of sale, typically 12 months. The Company establishes reserves for estimated product warranty costs at the time revenue is recognized based upon historical warranty experience and additionally for any known product warranty issues. Although the Company

 

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engages in extensive product quality programs and processes, the Company’s warranty obligation has been and may in the future be affected by product failure rates, repair or field replacement costs and additional development costs incurred in correcting any product failure.

Stock-Based Compensation

The Company accounts for share-based payment awards in accordance with FASB ASC 718, Compensation — Stock Compensation (“FASB ASC 718”). Share-based payment expense is measured at the grant date based on the fair value of the award and is recognized on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period (generally the vesting period of the award). Determination of the fair values of share-based payment awards at grant date requires judgment, including estimating the expected term of the relevant share-based awards and the expected volatility of the Company’s stock. Additionally, management must estimate the amount of share-based awards that are expected to be forfeited. The expected term of share-based awards represents the period of time that the share-based awards are expected to be outstanding and is determined based on historical experience of similar awards, giving consideration to the contractual terms of the awards, vesting schedules and expectations of future employee behavior. The expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company’s stock over the expected term of the award. Expected forfeitures are based on historical experience and have not fluctuated significantly during the past three fiscal years.

Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits

Gardner Denver sponsors a number of pension plans and other postretirement benefit plans worldwide. The calculation of the pension and other postretirement benefit obligations and net periodic benefit cost under these plans requires the use of actuarial valuation methods and assumptions. In determining these assumptions, the Company consults with outside actuaries and other advisors. These assumptions include the discount rates used to value the projected benefit obligations, future rate of compensation increases, expected rates of return on plan assets and expected healthcare cost trend rates. The discount rates selected to measure the present value of the Company’s benefit obligations as of December 31, 2011 and 2010 were derived by examining the rates of high-quality, fixed income securities whose cash flows or duration match the timing and amount of expected benefit payments under the plans. In accordance with GAAP, actual results that differ from the Company’s assumptions are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income and amortized through net periodic benefit cost over future periods. While management believes that the assumptions are appropriate, differences in actual experience or changes in assumptions may affect the Company’s pension and other postretirement benefit obligations and future net periodic benefit cost. See Note 11 “Benefit Plans” for disclosures related to Gardner Denver’s benefit plans, including quantitative disclosures reflecting the impact that changes in certain assumptions would have on service and interest costs and benefit obligations.

Income Taxes

The Company has determined tax expense and other deferred tax information based on the asset and liability method. Deferred income taxes are provided on temporary differences between assets and liabilities for financial and tax reporting purposes as measured by enacted tax rates expected to apply when temporary differences are settled or realized. A valuation allowance is established for the portion of deferred tax assets for which it is not more likely than not that a tax benefit will be realized.

In accordance with the provisions of FASB ASC 740 Income Taxes, tax benefits are recognized only for tax positions that are more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by tax authorities. The amount recognized is measured as the largest amount of benefit that is greater than 50% likely to be realized upon ultimate settlement. Unrecognized tax benefits are tax benefits claimed in the Company’s tax returns that do not meet these recognition and measurement standards. The Company believes that its income tax liabilities, including related interest, are adequate in relation to the potential for additional tax assessments. There is a risk, however, that the amounts ultimately paid upon resolution of audits could be materially different from the amounts previously included in income tax expense and, therefore, could have a material impact on the Company’s tax provision, net income and cash flows. The Company reviews its liabilities quarterly, and may adjust such liabilities due to proposed assessments by tax authorities, changes in facts and circumstances, issuance of new regulations or new

 

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case law, negotiations between tax authorities of different countries concerning transfer prices, the resolution of audits, or the expiration of statutes of limitations. Adjustments are most likely to occur in the year during which major audits are closed.

Research and Development

During the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010, and 2009, the Company spent approximately $39.3 million, $35.9 million, and $36.0 million, respectively, on research activities relating to the development of new products and the improvement of existing products. All such expenditures were funded by the Company and were expensed as incurred.

Derivative Financial Instruments

All derivative financial instruments are reported on the balance sheet at fair value. For derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges, any gain or loss on the derivative is recognized in earnings in the current period. A derivative instrument may be designated as a hedge of the exposure to changes in the fair value of an asset or liability or variability in expected future cash flows if the hedging relationship is expected to be highly effective in offsetting changes in fair value or cash flows attributable to the hedged risk during the period of designation. If a derivative is designated as a fair value hedge, the gain or loss on the derivative and the offsetting loss or gain on the hedged asset, liability or firm commitment are recognized in earnings. For derivative instruments designated as a cash flow hedge, the effective portion of the gain or loss on the derivative instrument is reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income and reclassified into earnings in the same period that the hedged transaction affects earnings. The ineffective portion of the gain or loss is immediately recognized in earnings. Gains or losses on derivative instruments recognized in earnings are reported in the same line item as the associated hedged transaction in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Hedge accounting is discontinued prospectively when (1) it is determined that a derivative is no longer effective in offsetting changes in the fair value or cash flows of a hedged item; (2) the derivative is sold, terminated or exercised; (3) the hedged item no longer meets the definition of a firm commitment; or (4) it is unlikely that a forecasted transaction will occur within two months of the originally specified time period.

When hedge accounting is discontinued because it is determined that the derivative no longer qualifies as an effective fair-value hedge, the derivative continues to be carried on the balance sheet at its fair value, and the hedged asset or liability is no longer adjusted for changes in fair value. When cash flow hedge accounting is discontinued because the derivative is sold, terminated, or exercised, the net gain or loss remains in accumulated other comprehensive income and is reclassified into earnings in the same period that the hedged transaction affects earnings or until it becomes unlikely that a hedged forecasted transaction will occur within two months of the originally scheduled time period. When hedge accounting is discontinued because a hedged item no longer meets the definition of a firm commitment, the derivative continues to be carried on the balance sheet at its fair value, and any asset or liability that was recorded pursuant to recognition of the firm commitment is removed from the balance sheet and recognized as a gain or loss currently in earnings. When hedge accounting is discontinued because it is probable that a forecasted transaction will not occur within two months of the originally specified time period, the derivative continues to be carried on the balance sheet at its fair value, and gains and losses reported in accumulated other comprehensive income are recognized immediately through earnings.

Comprehensive Income (Loss)

The Company’s comprehensive income (loss) consists of net income (loss) and other comprehensive income (loss), consisting of (i) unrealized foreign currency net gains and losses on the translation of the assets and liabilities of its foreign operations, (ii) realized and unrealized foreign currency gains and losses on intercompany notes of a long-term nature and certain hedges of net investments in foreign operations, (iii) unrealized gains and losses on cash flow hedges (consisting of interest rate swaps), net of income taxes, and (iv) pension and other postretirement prior service cost and actuarial gains or losses, net of income taxes. See Note 13 “Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income.”

 

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Restructuring Charges

The Company accounts for costs incurred in connection with the closure and consolidation of facilities and functions in accordance with FASB ASC 420, Exit or Disposal Cost Obligations (“FASB ASC 420”); FASB ASC 712 Compensation — Nonretirement Postemployment Benefits (“FASB ASC 712”); FASB ASC 360-10-05-4; FASB ASC 805, Business Combinations (“FASB ASC 805”); and EITF No. 95-3 (superseded by FASB ASC 805). Such costs include employee termination benefits (one-time arrangements and benefits attributable to prior service); termination of contractual obligations; the write-down of current and long-term assets to the lower of cost or fair value; and other direct incremental costs including relocation of employees, inventory and equipment.

A liability is established through a charge to operations for (i) one-time employee termination benefits when management commits to a plan of termination and communicates such plan to the affected group of employees; (ii) employee termination benefits that accumulate or vest based on prior service when it becomes probable that such termination benefits will be paid and the amount of the payment can be reasonably estimated; and (iii) contract termination costs when the contract is terminated or the Company becomes contractually obligated to make such payment. If an operating lease is not terminated, a liability is established when the Company ceases use of the leased property. Other direct incremental costs are charged to operations as incurred.

With respect to certain restructuring charges for which the Company expects to receive funding from government grants, such charges are reduced by the amount of anticipated funding in accordance with International Accounting Standard No. 20.

Business Combinations

The Company accounts for business combinations by applying the acquisition method in accordance with FASB ASC 805, Business Combinations (“FASB ASC 805”). The Company’s consolidated financial statements include the operating results of acquired entities from the respective dates of acquisition. FASB ASC 805 requires that identifiable assets acquired, liabilities assumed and any non-controlling interest in an acquired target be recognized and measured as of the acquisition date at fair value. The excess, if any, of total consideration transferred in a business combination over the fair value of identifiable assets acquired, liabilities assumed and any non-controlling interest is recognized in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as goodwill. Costs incurred by the Company to effect a business combination other than costs related to the issuance of debt or equity securities are included in the Consolidated Statements of Operations in the period the costs are incurred and the services are received.

Note 2: New Accounting Standards

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In October 2009, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2009-13, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605) — Multiple-Deliverable Revenue Arrangements — a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force (“ASU 2009-13”). ASU 2009-13 updates the existing multiple-element revenue arrangements guidance currently included under FASB ASC 605-25, Revenue Recognition, Multiple-Element Arrangements. The revised guidance primarily provides two significant changes: (i) eliminates the need for objective and reliable evidence of fair value for the undelivered element in order for a delivered item to be treated as a separate unit of accounting, and (ii) eliminates the residual method to allocate the arrangement consideration. In addition, the guidance expands the disclosure requirements for revenue recognition. ASU 2009-13 was effective for fiscal years beginning on or after June 15, 2010. Adoption of this guidance did not have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations, financial position and cash flows.

In January 2010, the FASB issued ASU No. 2010-06, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (Topic 820) — Improving Disclosures about Fair Value Measurements (“ASU 2010-06”). This update requires the following new disclosures: (i) the amounts of significant transfers in and out of Level 1 and Level 2 fair value measurements and a description of the reasons for the transfers; and (ii) a reconciliation for fair value measurements using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3), including separate information about purchases, sales, issuances, and settlements. The update also clarifies existing requirements about fair value measurement disclosures and

 

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disclosures about inputs and valuation techniques. The new disclosures and clarifications of existing disclosures were effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2009, except for the reconciliation of Level 3 activity, which was effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2011. See Note 16 “Fair Value Measurements” for the disclosures required by ASU 2010-06. Adoption of this guidance had no effect on the Company’s results of operations, financial position and cash flows.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In June 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-05, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220) — Presentation of Comprehensive Income (“ASU 2011-05”). This update requires that the components of net income, the components of other comprehensive income and the total of comprehensive income be presented as a single continuous financial statement or in two separate but consecutive statements. The option of presenting other comprehensive income in the statement of stockholders’ equity is eliminated. This update also requires the presentation on the face of the financial statements of reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from other comprehensive income to net income in the statements where the components of net income and the components of other comprehensive income are presented. In November 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-12, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220) — Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-05, which defers the effective date of presentation requirements included in ASU 2011-05 related to reclassification adjustments. ASU 2011-05 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. The Company does not currently expect that the adoption of this update in the first quarter of 2012 will have a significant effect on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-08, Intangibles — Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) — Testing Goodwill for Impairment (“ASU 2011-08”). ASU 2011-08 amends existing guidance by giving an entity the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. The more-likely-than-not threshold is defined as having a likelihood of more than 50 percent. If an entity determines that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, then the performance of the two-step goodwill impairment test, as currently prescribed by ASC Topic 350, is required. ASU 2011-08 is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011, with early adoption permitted. The Company does not currently expect that the adoption of this update in 2012 will have a significant effect on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-11, Balance Sheet (Topic 210) — Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities (“ASU 2011-11”). This update requires the following new disclosures related to recognized financial instruments (and derivatives) subject to master netting arrangements or similar agreements: (i) the gross amounts of recognized financial assets and liabilities; (ii) the amounts offset under current GAAP; (iii) the net amounts presented in the balance sheet; (iv) the amounts subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreement that were not included in (ii); and (v) the net amount representing the difference between (iii) and (iv). The update also requires qualitative disclosures related to counterparties, setoff rights, and terms of enforceable master netting arrangements and related agreements depending on their effect or potential effect on the entity’s financial position. The new disclosures will enable financial statement users to compare balance sheets prepared under US GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), which are subject to different offsetting models. ASU 2011-11 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning on or after January 1, 2013. The Company does not currently expect that the adoption of this update in the first quarter of 2013 will have a significant effect on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

Note 3: Business Combinations

Acquisition of Robuschi S.p.A.

On December 15, 2011, the Company acquired Robuschi S.p.A. (“Robuschi”), a leading European-based producer of blowers, pumps and compressor packages for use in high value added end markets and wastewater

 

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treatment. The Company acquired all outstanding shares and share equivalents of Robuschi for total consideration of $200.8 million, which consisted of payments to shareholders of $151.5 million and the retirement of Robuschi external debt at closing of $49.3 million. The Company also assumed approximately $5.2 million of long-term debt in connection with the purchase. There are no material contingent payments or commitments remaining related to this acquisition.

The following table summarizes the Company’s preliminary estimates of the fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date:

 

Cash & cash equivalents

   $ 6,714   

Accounts receivable, net

     24,010   

Inventories, net

     26,355   

Property, plant and equipment

     14,202   

Other current assets

     1,602   

Identifiable intangible assets

     79,270   

Goodwill

     112,221   

Current liabilities

     (30,424

Long-term deferred income taxes

     (27,416

Other long-term liabilities

     (5,677

Noncontrolling interests

     (95

Aggregate purchase price

   $ 200,762   

The following table summarizes the estimated fair values of the intangible assets acquired in the Robuschi acquisition:

 

Amortizing intangible assets:

  

Customer relationships

   $ 57,380   

Product technology

     2,337   

Other

     2,547   

Non-amortizing intangible assets:

  

Trademarks

     17,006   

Goodwill

     112,221   

Total intangible assets

   $ 191,491   

The weighted-average amortization periods for customer relationships, product technology and other amortizing intangible assets are 18 years, 17 years and 2.6 years, respectively. All of the goodwill resulting from the Robuschi acquisition was attributed to the Industrial Products Group reportable segment with a substantial majority of this balance expected to be deductible for tax purposes.

Note 4: Restructuring

In 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Company announced restructuring plans designed to address (i) rationalization of the Company’s manufacturing footprint, (ii) slowing global economic growth and the resulting deterioration in the Company’s end markets, (iii) integration of CompAir Holdings Limited (“CompAir”) into its existing operations and (iv) additional cost reductions and margin improvement initiatives. These plans included the closure and consolidation of manufacturing facilities in Europe and the U.S., and various voluntary and involuntary employee termination and relocation programs. Execution of these plans was substantively completed during 2010. The Company recorded additional charges during 2011 in connection with the continued rationalization of facilities and other cost reduction initiatives. Charges recorded in connection with these plans, in accordance with

 

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FASB ASC 420, Exit or Disposal Cost Obligations and FASB ASC 712, Compensation-Nonretirement Postemployment Benefits, are included in “Other operating expense, net” in the Consolidated Statements of Operations, and are summarized for the fiscal years ended December 31 by reportable segment as follows:

 

      Industrial
Products
Group
     Engineered
Products
Group
    Total  

2009

   $ 25,791         20,335        46,126   

2010

     3,687         (1,491     2,196   

2011

     6,621         1,963        8,584   

Total

   $ 36,099         20,807        56,906   

In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Company recorded charges totaling approximately $8.7 million in connection with the consolidation of certain U.S. operations, the cost of which has been fully funded by a state grant. If the Company does not maintain certain employment and payroll levels specified in the grant over a ten-year period, it will be obligated to return a portion of the grant to the state on a pro-rata basis. Any such amounts that may be returned to the state will be charged to operating income when identified. The Company currently expects to meet the required employment and payroll levels.

In connection with the acquisition of CompAir, the Company has implemented plans identified at or prior to the acquisition date to close and consolidate certain former CompAir functions and facilities, primarily in North America and Europe. These plans included various voluntary and involuntary employee termination and relocation programs affecting both salaried and hourly employees and exit costs associated with the sale, lease termination or sublease of certain manufacturing and administrative facilities. The terminations, relocations and facility exits were substantively completed during 2009. A liability of $8.9 million was included in the allocation of the CompAir purchase price for the estimated cost of these actions at the CompAir acquisition date of October 20, 2008. This liability was increased by $2.1 million in 2009 to reflect the finalization of certain of these plans.

The following table summarizes the activity in the restructuring accrual accounts.

 

      Termination
Benefits
    Other     Total  

Balance at December 31, 2008

   $ 13,634        2,365        15,999   

Charged to expense

     40,134        5,992        46,126   

Acquisition purchase price allocation

     1,556        584        2,140   

Paid

     (40,711     (5,526     (46,237

Other, net (primarily foreign currency translation)

     2,712        240        2,952   

Balance at December 31, 2009

   $ 17,325        3,655        20,980   

Charged to expense

     711        1,485        2,196   

Paid

     (10,246     (3,627     (13,873

Other, net (primarily foreign currency translation)

     (3,197     (63     (3,260

Balance at December 31, 2010

   $ 4,593        1,450        6,043   

Charged to expense

     6,272        2,312        8,584   

Paid

     (7,710     (2,684     (10,394

Other, net (primarily foreign currency translation)

     33        216        249   

Balance at December 31, 2011

   $ 3,188        1,294        4,482   

 

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Note 5: Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

The allowance for doubtful trade accounts receivable as of December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009 consists of the following:

 

      2011     2010     2009  

Balance as of January 1

   $ 11,531        10,690        10,642   

Provision charged to expense

     3,728        3,991        2,078   

Charged to other accounts(1)

     (57     (89     347   

Deductions

     (3,717     (3,061     (2,377

Balance as of December 31

   $ 11,485        11,531        10,690   

 

(1) Includes primarily the effect of foreign currency translation adjustments for the Company’s subsidiaries with functional currencies other than the USD.

Note 6: Inventories

Inventories as of December 31, 2011 and 2010 consist of the following:

 

      2011     2010  

Raw materials, including parts and subassemblies

   $ 202,542        163,192   

Work-in-process

     57,264        38,419   

Finished goods

     67,748        54,898   
     327,554        256,509   

Excess of FIFO costs over LIFO costs

     (15,875     (15,024

Inventories, net

   $ 311,679        241,485   

During 2011 and 2010, the amount of inventories in certain LIFO pools decreased, which resulted in liquidations of LIFO inventory layers, which are carried at lower costs. The effect of these liquidations was to increase net income in 2011 and 2010 by approximately $126 and $467, respectively. It is the Company’s policy to record the earnings effect of LIFO inventory liquidations in the quarter in which a decrease for the entire year becomes certain. In both 2011 and 2010, the LIFO liquidation income was recorded in the fourth quarter. The Company believes that FIFO costs in the aggregate approximate replacement or current cost and, thus, the excess of replacement or current cost over LIFO value was $15.9 million and $15.0 million as of December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Note 7: Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment as of December 31, 2011 and 2010 consist of the following:

 

      2011     2010  

Land and land improvements

   $ 27,470        30,587   

Buildings

     160,427        175,513   

Machinery and equipment

     292,131        274,865   

Tooling, dies, patterns, etc.

     65,789        61,263   

Office furniture and equipment

     46,224        47,540   

Other

     18,415        17,201   

Construction in progress

     34,634        17,604   
     645,090        624,573   

Accumulated depreciation

     (354,178     (338,010

Property, plant and equipment, net

   $ 290,912        286,563   

 

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Note 8: Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

Intangible assets, including goodwill, are assigned to the Company’s reporting units based upon their fair value at the time of acquisition. Intangible assets with finite useful lives are amortized on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives, which range from 5 to 25 years. Intangible assets deemed to have indefinite lives and goodwill are not subject to amortization, but are tested for impairment annually or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the asset might be impaired or that there is a probable reduction in the fair value of a reporting unit below its aggregate carrying value. The Company performs the impairment test of the carrying values of its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets at the reporting unit level as of June 30. Under the impairment test, if a reporting unit’s aggregate carrying value exceeds its estimated fair value, a goodwill impairment is recognized to the extent that the reporting unit’s carrying amount of goodwill exceeds the implied fair value of the goodwill. As a result of the impairment tests performed in 2011 and 2010, the Company concluded that no impairment of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets existed at those test dates.

In performing its goodwill impairment test as of June 30, 2011, the Company determined the estimated fair value of each reporting unit utilizing the income approach model. This approach makes use of unobservable factors, and the key assumptions that impact the calculation of fair value include the Company’s estimates of the projected revenues, cash flows and a discount rate applied to such cash flows. In developing projected revenues and cash flows, the Company considered available information including, but not limited to, its short-term internal forecasts, historical results, anticipated impact of implemented restructuring initiatives, and its expectations about the strength and duration of the current economic recovery. In addition, the Company forecasted sales growth to trend down to an inflationary growth rate of 3% per annum by 2019 and beyond. The determination of the discount rate was based on the weighted-average cost of capital with the cost of equity determined using the capital asset pricing model (“CAPM”). The CAPM uses assumptions such as a risk-free rate, a stock-beta adjusted risk premium and a size premium. These assumptions were derived from publicly available information and, therefore, the Company believes its assumptions are reflective of the assumptions made by market participants. Additionally, the market approach was used to provide market evidence supporting the Company’s overall enterprise value and corroborate the reasonableness of the consolidated fair value of equity derived under the income approach as compared to the Company’s market capitalization, inclusive of an estimated overall control premium.

In order to evaluate the sensitivity of the fair value calculation on the goodwill impairment testing, the Company applied a hypothetical 10% decrease to the fair value of each reporting unit, which it believes represented a reasonably possible change at the time of the test. This hypothetical 10% decrease did not change the results of the Company’s impairment testing.

During the first quarter of 2009, the Company concluded that sufficient indicators existed to require it to perform an interim impairment test of the carrying values of its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets as of March 31, 2009. The Company’s conclusion was based upon a combination of factors, including the continued significant decline in order rates for certain products, the uncertain outlook regarding when such order rates might return to levels and growth rates experienced in recent years, and the sustained decline in the price of the Company’s common stock resulting in the Company’s market capitalization being below the Company’s carrying value at March 31, 2009. The results of the interim tests indicated that the carrying value of one of the reporting units within the Industrial Products Group segment exceeded its fair value, indicating that a potential goodwill impairment existed, and, accordingly, the Company recorded a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $252.5 million during 2009.

The Company completed its annual impairment test of the carrying values of its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets as of June 30, 2009 and concluded that there was no further impairment of goodwill. However, the Company identified and recorded a non-cash impairment charge related to its indefinite-lived intangible assets of $9.9 million, primarily associated with a trade name in the Industrial Products Group segment. The estimated fair value of this trade name is based on a royalty savings concept, which assumes the Company would be required to pay a royalty to a third party for use of the asset if the Company did not own the asset, and is largely dependent on the projected revenues for products directly associated with the trade name. The projected revenues and resulting projected cash flows for these products declined, resulting in the necessity to reduce the carrying value for this intangible asset. The goodwill and trade name impairment charges are reflected as impairment charges in the Consolidated Statements of Operations for the year ended December 31, 2009.

 

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The Company reviews long-lived assets, including its intangible assets subject to amortization, which consist primarily of customer relationships and intellectual property for the Company, for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets may not be recoverable. Such events and circumstances include the occurrence of an adverse change in the market involving the business employing the related long-lived assets or a situation in which it is more likely than not that the Company will dispose of such assets. Recoverability of long-lived assets is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of the asset group to the future undiscounted net cash flows expected to be generated by those assets. If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment charge recognized is the amount by which the carrying amounts of the assets exceeds the fair value of the assets.

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill attributable to each business segment for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 are presented in the table below. The $5.2 million increase in goodwill related to acquisitions in 2010 was associated with the valuation of ILMVAC. The $112.2 million increase in goodwill related to acquisitions in 2011 is associated with the valuation of Robuschi.

 

      Industrial
Products
Group
    Engineered
Products
Group
    Total  

Balance as of December 31, 2009

   $ 256,824        321,190        578,014   

Acquisitions

            5,202        5,202   

Foreign currency translation

     (6,740     (4,680     (11,420

Balance as of December 31, 2010

   $ 250,084        321,712        571,796   

Acquisitions

     112,221               112,221   

Foreign currency translation

     (4,070     (3,365     (7,435

Balance as of December 31, 2011

   $ 358,235        318,347        676,582   

Cumulative goodwill impairment charges(1)

   $ 252,533               252,533   

 

(1) Based on exchange rates at the date of the charge.

Other intangible assets at December 31, 2011 and 2010 consist of the following:

 

     2011     2010  
      Gross Carrying
Amount
     Accumulated
Amortization
    Gross Carrying
Amount
     Accumulated
Amortization
 

Amortized intangible assets:

          

Customer lists and relationships

   $ 172,724         (36,028     118,844         (29,973

Acquired technology

     99,383         (56,879     94,689         (53,224

Trademarks

     53,510         (10,591     55,320         (8,621

Other

     9,171         (6,141     7,344         (3,424

Unamortized intangible assets:

          

Trademarks

     123,735                108,633           

Total other intangible assets

   $ 458,523         (109,639     384,830         (95,242

Amortization of intangible assets was $17.1 million and $17.3 million in 2011 and 2010, respectively. Amortization of intangible assets is anticipated to be approximately $19.6 million per year for 2012 through 2016 based upon exchange rates as of December 31, 2011.

 

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Note 9: Accrued Liabilities

Accrued liabilities as of December 31, 2011 and 2010 consist of the following:

 

      2011      2010  

Salaries, wages and related fringe benefits

   $ 59,080         50,540   

Taxes

     34,891         25,367   

Advance payments on sales contracts

     40,689         39,026   

Product warranty

     22,939         19,100   

Product liability, and medical and workers’ compensation claims

     6,238         5,686   

Restructuring

     4,439         5,802   

Other

     45,272         33,520   

Total accrued liabilities

   $ 213,548         179,041   

A reconciliation of the changes in the accrued product warranty liability for the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009 is as follows:

 

      2011     2010     2009  

Balance as of January 1

   $ 19,100        19,312        19,141   

Product warranty accruals

     26,989        24,730        24,307   

Settlements

     (23,434     (24,600     (24,643

Acquisitions

     532        133          

Charged to other accounts(1)

     (248     (475     507   

Balance as of December 31

   $ 22,939        19,100        19,312   

 

(1) Includes primarily the effect of foreign currency translation adjustments for the Company’s subsidiaries with functional currencies other than the USD.

Note 10: Debt

Debt as of December 31, 2011 and 2010 consists of the following:

 

      2011      2010  

Short-term debt

   $ 2,392         7,440   

Long-term debt:

     

Credit Line, due 2013(1)

   $ 72,000           

Term Loan denominated in U.S. dollars, due 2013(2)

     260,000         75,000   

Term Loan denominated in euros, due 2013(3)

     50,596         65,250   

Senior Subordinated Notes at 8%, due 2013(4)

             125,000   

Secured Mortgages(5)

     6,504         7,322   

Capitalized leases and other long-term debt

     12,333         7,898   

Total long-term debt, including current maturities

     401,433         280,470   

Current maturities of long-term debt

     75,300         29,788   

Long-term debt, less current maturities

   $ 326,133         250,682   

 

(1) The loans under this facility may be denominated in USD or several foreign currencies. The interest rates under the facility are based on prime, federal funds and/or the London interbank offer rate (“LIBOR”) for the applicable currency. At December 31, 2011, this rate was 1.5% and averaged 1.7% for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2011.

 

(2) The interest rate for this loan varies with prime, federal funds and/or LIBOR. At December 31, 2011, this rate was 1.8% and averaged 2.0% for the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2011.

 

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(3) The interest rate for this loan varies with LIBOR. At December 31, 2011, the rate was 2.6% and averaged 3.0% for the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2011.

 

(4) On May 2, 2011, the Company redeemed all $125.0 million in aggregate principal amount outstanding of its Senior Subordinated Notes at 8%, plus accrued and unpaid interest. As a result, the Company expensed $0.8 million of unamortized debt issue cost.

 

(5) This amount consists of two fixed-rate commercial loans with an outstanding balance of €5,019 at December 31, 2011. The loans are secured by the Company’s facility in Bad Neustadt, Germany.

On September 19, 2008, the Company entered into a credit agreement with a syndicate of lenders (the “2008 Credit Agreement”) consisting of (i) a $310.0 million Revolving Line of Credit (the “Revolving Line of Credit”), (ii) a $180.0 million term loan (“U.S. Dollar Term Loan”) and (iii) a €120.0 million term loan (“Euro Term Loan”). On November 21, 2011 the Company executed an amendment to the 2008 Credit Agreement increasing the U.S. Dollar term loan by $200.0 million. In addition, the 2008 Credit Agreement provides for a possible increase in the revolving credit facility of up to an additional $200.0 million.

The U.S. Dollar and Euro Term Loans have a final maturity of October 15, 2013. The U.S. Dollar Term Loan requires quarterly principal payments aggregating approximately $45.4 million, and $214.6 million in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The Euro Term Loan requires quarterly principal payments in Euros equating to approximately $21.4 million and $29.1 million in 2012 and 2013, respectively (based on USD exchange rates as of December 31, 2011).

The Revolving Line of Credit also matures on October 15, 2013. Loans under this facility may be denominated in USD or several foreign currencies and may be borrowed by the Company or two of its foreign subsidiaries as outlined in the 2008 Credit Agreement. On December 31, 2011, the Revolving Line of Credit had an outstanding principal balance of $72.0 million. In addition, letters of credit in the amount of $15.1 million were outstanding on the Revolving Line of Credit at December 31, 2011, leaving $222.9 million available for future use, subject to the terms of the Revolving Line of Credit.

The interest rates per annum applicable to loans under the 2008 Credit Agreement are, at the Company’s option, either a base rate plus an applicable margin percentage or a Eurocurrency rate plus an applicable margin. The base rate is the greater of (i) the prime rate or (ii) one-half of 1% over the weighted average rates of overnight federal funds as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Eurocurrency rate is LIBOR.

The initial applicable margin percentage over LIBOR under the 2008 Credit Agreement was 2.5% with respect to the term loans and 2.1% with respect to loans under the Revolving Line of Credit, and the initial applicable margin percentage over the base rate was 1.25% with respect to floating rate loans. After the Company’s delivery of its financial statements and compliance certificate for each fiscal quarter, the applicable margin percentages are subject to adjustments based upon the ratio of the Company’s consolidated total debt to consolidated adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) (each as defined in the 2008 Credit Agreement) being within certain defined ranges. At December 31, 2011, the applicable margin percentage over LIBOR under the 2008 Credit Agreement was a weighted average of 1.50% with respect to the term loans and 1.20% with respect to loans under the Revolving Line of Credit, and the applicable margin percentage over the base rate was 0.25% with respect to floating rate loans. The Company periodically uses interest rate swaps to hedge a portion of its exposure to variability in future LIBOR-based interest payments on variable-rate debt (see Note 16 “Hedging Activities, Derivative Instruments and Credit Risk”).

The obligations under the 2008 Credit Agreement are guaranteed by the Company’s existing and future domestic subsidiaries. The obligations under the 2008 Credit Agreement are also secured by a pledge of the capital stock of each of the Company’s existing and future material domestic subsidiaries, as well as 65% of the capital stock of each of the Company’s existing and future first-tier material foreign subsidiaries.

The 2008 Credit Agreement includes customary covenants. Subject to certain exceptions, these covenants restrict or limit the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to, among other things: incur liens; engage in mergers, consolidations and sales of assets; incur additional indebtedness; pay dividends and redeem stock; make investments (including loans and advances); enter into transactions with affiliates, make capital expenditures and incur rental obligations above defined thresholds. In addition, the 2008 Credit Agreement requires the Company to maintain compliance with certain financial ratios on a quarterly basis, including a maximum total leverage ratio test and a minimum interest coverage ratio test. As of December 31, 2011, the Company was in compliance with each of the financial ratio covenants under the 2008 Credit Agreement.

 

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The 2008 Credit Agreement contains customary events of default, including upon a change of control. If an event of default occurs, the lenders under the 2008 Credit Agreement are entitled to take various actions, including the acceleration of amounts due under the 2008 Credit Agreement.

The Company issued $125.0 million of 8% Senior Subordinated Notes (the “Notes”) in 2005. On May 2, 2011, the Company redeemed all $125.0 million in aggregate principal amount outstanding, plus accrued and unpaid interest, of the Notes. As a result, the Company wrote off $0.8 million of unamortized debt issue cost.

As of December 31, 2009, a portion of the Euro Term Loan was designated as a hedge of net euro (“EUR”) investments in foreign operations. As such, changes in the reported amount of these borrowings due to changes in currency exchange rates are included in accumulated other comprehensive income (see Note 13 “Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income”). As of December 31, 2011, the balance of this designation was €37.6 million.

Total debt maturities for the five years subsequent to December 31, 2011 and thereafter are approximately $77.7 million, $316.6 million, $0.7 million, $2.5 million, $0.7 million and $5.6 million, respectively.

The rentals for all operating leases were $31.3 million, $28.4 million, and $31.3 million, in 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Future minimum rental payments for operating leases for the five years subsequent to December 31, 2011 and thereafter are approximately $33.0 million, $23.6 million, $18.1 million, $14.1 million, $10.2 million, and $39.6 million, respectively.

Note 11: Benefit Plans

Pension and Postretirement Benefit Plans

The Company sponsors a number of pension and postretirement plans worldwide. Benefits are provided to employees under defined benefit pay-related and service-related plans, which are non-contributory in nature. The Company’s funding policy for the U.S. defined benefit retirement plans is to annually contribute amounts that equal or exceed the minimum funding requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The Company’s annual contributions to the international retirement plans are consistent with the requirements of applicable local laws.

The Company also provides postretirement healthcare and life insurance benefits in the U.S. and South Africa to a limited group of current and retired employees. All of the Company’s postretirement benefit plans are unfunded.

 

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The following table provides a reconciliation of the changes in the benefit obligations (the projected benefit obligation in the case of the pension plans and the accumulated postretirement benefit obligation in the case of the other postretirement plans) and in the fair value of plan assets for the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010. The Company uses a December 31 measurement date for its pension and other postretirement benefit plans.

 

     Pension Benefits     Other
Postretirement  Benefits
 
     U.S. Plans     Non-U.S. Plans    
      2011     2010     2011     2010               2011               2010  

Reconciliation of benefit obligations:

            

Obligations as of January 1

   $ 71,116        71,524      $ 219,832        220,326      $ 14,896        16,621   

Service cost

                   1,205        1,054        28        26   

Interest cost

     3,505        3,738        12,179        11,650        769        888   

Participant contributions

                   50                        

Actuarial losses (gains)

     5,456        718        (843     4,495        1,811        (1,304

Plan amendments

                          127                 

Benefit payments

     (5,210     (4,864     (8,109     (7,393     (1,497     (1,428

Transfers

                   3,238        (769              

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes

                   (3,045     (9,658     (166     93   

Benefit obligations as of December 31

   $ 74,867        71,116      $ 224,507        219,832      $ 15,841        14,896   

Reconciliation of fair value of plan assets:

            

Fair value of plan assets as of January 1

   $ 52,169        47,037      $ 158,329        150,788       

Actual return on plan assets

     1,150        5,353        3,734        15,466       

Transfers

                   2,617              

Employer contributions

     6,578        4,643        5,850        5,227       

Participant contributions

                   50              

Benefit payments and plan expenses

     (5,210     (4,864     (8,109     (7,409    

Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes

                   (1,383     (5,743    

Fair value of plan assets as of December 31

   $ 54,687        52,169      $ 161,088        158,329       

Funded status as of December 31

   $ (20,180 )      (18,947   $ (63,419 )      (61,503   $ (15,841 )      (14,896

Amounts recognized as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income at December 31, 2011 and 2010 that have not been recognized as a component of net periodic benefit cost are presented in the following table:

 

     Pension Benefits      Other
Postretirement  Benefits
 
     U.S. Plans      Non-U.S. Plans     
      2011      2010      2011      2010                2011               2010  

Net actuarial losses (gains)

   $ 27,463         20,270       $ 33,454         27,540       $ (7,213     (10,334

Prior-service cost (credit)

     1         2         323         363         (259     (319

Amounts included in accumulated other comprehensive income

   $ 27,464         20,272       $ 33,777         27,903       $ (7,472     (10,653

The estimated net loss and prior service cost for the defined benefit pension plans that will be amortized from accumulated other comprehensive income into net periodic benefit cost during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, are $3.2 million and zero, respectively. The estimated net gain and prior service credit for

 

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the other postretirement benefit plans that will be amortized from accumulated other comprehensive income into net periodic benefit cost during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, are $0.8 million and $0.1 million, respectively.

Total pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities are included in the following captions in the Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 31, 2011 and 2010:

 

      2011     2010  

Accrued liabilities

   $ (2,779     (2,910

Postretirement benefits other than pensions

     (14,462     (13,431

Other liabilities

     (82,199     (79,005

Total pension and other postretirement accrued benefit liability

   $ (99,440     (95,346

The following table provides information for pension plans with an accumulated benefit obligation in excess of plan assets at December 31:

 

     U.S. Plans      Non-U.S. Plans  
      2011      2010      2011      2010  

Projected benefit obligation

   $ 74,867         71,116       $ 223,833         219,120   

Accumulated benefit obligation

     74,867         71,116         205,957         202,055   

Fair value of plan assets

     54,687         52,169         160,397         157,569   

The accumulated benefit obligation for all U.S. defined benefit pension plans was $74.9 million and $71.1 million at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The accumulated benefit obligation for all non-U.S. defined benefit pension plans was $206.6 million and $202.8 million at December 31, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

 

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The following table provides the components of net periodic benefit cost and other amounts recognized in other comprehensive income, before income tax effects, for the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009:

 

    Pension Benefits     Other Postretirement
Benefits
 
    U.S. Plans     Non-U.S. Plans    
     2011     2010     2009     2011     2010     2009     2011     2010     2009  

Net periodic benefit cost (income):

                 

Service cost

  $                    $ 1,205        1,054        1,092      $ 28        26        38   

Interest cost

    3,505        3,738        4,214        12,179        11,650        11,077        769        888        1,069   

Expected return on plan assets

    (4,118     (3,603     (3,193     (11,256     (10,390     (9,028                     

Amortization of prior-service cost
(credit)

                  7        37        29        32        (59     (128     (165

Amortization of net loss (gain)

    1,231        1,340        1,787        904        983        (75     (1,271     (1,446     (1,360

Net periodic benefit cost (income)

    618        1,475        2,815        3,069        3,326        3,098      $ (533     (660     (418

Gain due to settlements or
curtailments

                                (818     (66                     

Total net periodic benefit cost
(income) recognized

  $ 618        1,475        2,815      $ 3,069        2,508        3,032      $ (533     (660     (418

Other changes in plan assets and
benefit obligations recognized in
other comprehensive income:

                 

Net actuarial loss (gain)

  $ 8,423        (1,032     (3,604   $ 6,641        (582     21,382      $ 1,812        (1,304     (631

Amortization of net actuarial (loss)
gain

    (1,231     (1,340     (1,787     (904     (917     75        1,271        1,446        1,360   

Prior service cost

                                127                               

Amortization of prior service (cost)
credit

                  (7     (37     (29     (118     59        128        165   

Effect of foreign currency exchange
rate changes

                         (442     (3,704     (28     39        (16       

Total recognized in other
comprehensive income

  $ 7,192        (2,372     (5,398   $ 5,258        (5,105     21,311      $ 3,181        254        894   

Total recognized in net periodic
benefit cost and other
comprehensive income

  $ 7,810        (897     (2,583   $ 8,327        (2,597     24,343      $ 2,648        (406     476   

The discount rate selected to measure the present value of the Company’s benefit obligations was derived by examining the rates of high-quality, fixed income securities whose cash flows or duration match the timing and amount of expected benefit payments under a plan. The Company selects the expected long-term rate of return on plan assets in consultation with the plans’ actuaries. This rate is intended to reflect the expected average rate of earnings on the funds invested or to be invested to provide plan benefits and the Company’s most recent plan assets target allocations. The plans are assumed to continue in force for as long as the assets are expected to be invested. In estimating the expected long-term rate of return on plan assets, appropriate consideration is given to historical performance of the major asset classes held or anticipated to be held by the plans and to current forecasts of future rates of return for those asset classes. Because assets are held in qualified trusts, expected returns are not adjusted for taxes. The following weighted-average actuarial assumptions were used to determine net periodic benefit cost for the years ended December 31:

 

     Pension Benefits     Other
Postretirement  Benefits
 
     U.S. Plans     Non-U.S. Plans    
      2011     2010     2009     2011     2010     2009       2011       2010       2009  

Discount rate

     5.3     5.7     6.3     5.4     5.7     6.4     5.5     6.0     6.4

Expected long-term rate of return on plan
assets

     7.8     7.8     7.8     6.8     7.2     7.0     N/A        N/A        N/A   

Rate of compensation increases

     N/A        N/A        N/A        3.6     3.8     3.4     N/A        N/A        N/A   

 

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The following weighted-average actuarial assumptions were used to determine benefit obligations at December 31:

 

     Pension Benefits     Other
Postretirement  Benefits
 
     U.S. Plans     Non-U.S. Plans    
      2011     2010     2009     2011     2010     2009       2011       2010       2009  

Discount rate

     4.6     5.3     5.7     4.8     5.4     5.7     4.8     5.5     6.0

Rate of compensation increases

     N/A        N/A        N/A        3.0     3.6     3.8     N/A        N/A        N/A   

The following actuarial assumptions were used to determine other postretirement benefit plans costs and obligations as of December 31:

 

      2011     2010     2009  

Healthcare cost trend rate assumed for next year

     9.8     7.0     8.1

Rate to which the cost trend rate is assumed to decline (the ultimate trend rate)

     5.1     5.2     5.3

Year that the rate reaches the ultimate trend rate

     2021        2015        2013   

Assumed healthcare cost trend rates have a significant effect on the amounts reported for the postretirement medical plans. The following table provides the effects of a one-percentage-point change in assumed healthcare cost trend rates as of December 31, 2011:

 

      1% Increase      1% Decrease  

Effect on total of service and interest cost components of net periodic benefit
cost — increase (decrease)

   $ 58       $ (50

Effect on the postretirement benefit obligation — increase (decrease)

     1,094         (965

The following table reflects the estimated benefit payments for the next five years and for the years 2017 through 2021. The estimated benefit payments for the non-U.S. pension plans were calculated using foreign exchange rates as of December 31, 2011.

 

     Pension Benefits      Other
Postretirement Benefits
 
      U.S. Plans      Non-U.S.
Plans
    

2012

   $ 6,041         7,250         1,685   

2013

     5,648         8,983         1,714   

2014

     5,496         8,890         1,719   

2015

     5,219         9,745         1,719   

2016

     5,227         9,965         1,675   

Aggregate 2017-2021

     24,968         61,715         7,208   

According to an actuarial assessment, the Company currently provides prescription drug benefits to certain retired employees in the U.S. which are actuarially equivalent to the Medicare prescription drug benefit, and, therefore, the Company qualifies for the federal subsidy introduced in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. The reduction in accumulated postretirement benefit obligation as of December 31, 2011 and 2010 and in net periodic postretirement benefit cost during the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009 related to this federal subsidy were not material.

In March of 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (HR 3590) and the Health Care Education and Affordability Reconciliation Act (HR 4872) (the “Acts”) became law in the U.S. The Acts did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2010. The Company will continue to assess the accounting implications of the Acts as related regulations and interpretations of the Acts become available.

 

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In 2012, the Company expects to contribute approximately $3.4 million to the U.S. pension plans and approximately $4.5 million to the non-U.S. pension plans. The expected total contributions to the U.S. pension plans include the impact of the Pension Protection Act (“PPA”) of 2006, which became effective on August 17, 2006, and the Worker, Retiree, and Employee Recovery Act of 2008 (“WRERA”). While the PPA and WRERA have some effect on specific plan provisions of the U.S. pension plans, their primary effect is to increase the minimum funding requirements for future plan years and to require contributions greater than the minimum funding requirements to avoid benefit restrictions. The Company’s expected contributions to the U.S. pension plans in fiscal 2012, covering both the 2011 and 2012 plan years, are forecasted to be more than the required minimum funding requirements and to satisfy the required minimum funded ratio for the U.S. pension plans to prevent any benefit restrictions.

Plan Asset Investment Strategy

The Company’s overall investment strategy and objectives for its pension plan assets is to (i) meet current and future benefit payment needs through diversification across asset classes, investing strategies and investment managers to achieve an optimal balance between risk and return and between income and growth of assets through capital appreciation, (ii) secure participant retirement benefits, (iii) minimize reliance on contributions as a source of benefit security, and (iv) maintain sufficient liquidity to pay benefit obligations and proper expenses. The composition of the actual investments in various securities changes over time based on short and long-term investment opportunities. None of the plan assets of Gardner Denver’s defined benefit plans are invested in the Company’s common stock. The Company uses both active and passive investment strategies.

Plan Asset Risk Management

The Company’s Benefits Committee, with oversight from the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors, is responsible for the ongoing monitoring and review of the investment program including plan asset performance, current trends and developments in capital markets, and appropriateness of the overall investment strategy. The Benefits Committee meets regularly with representatives of the Company’s investment advisor to consider potential changes in the plan asset allocation and monitor the performance of investment managers.

The target financial objectives for the pension plans are established in conjunction with periodic comprehensive reviews of each plan’s liability structure. The Company’s asset allocation policy is based on detailed asset and liability model (“ALM”) analyses. A formal ALM study of each major plan is undertaken every 2-5 years or whenever there has been a material change in plan demographics, benefit structure or funded status. In order to determine the recommended asset allocation, the advisors model varying return and risk levels for different theoretical portfolios, using a relative measure of excess return over treasury bills, divided by the standard deviation of the return (the “Sharpe Ratio”). The Sharpe Ratio for different portfolio options was used to compare each portfolio’s potential return, on a risk-adjusted basis. The Company selected a recommended portfolio that achieved the targeted composite return with the least amount of risk.

The Company’s primary pension plans are in the U.S. and UK which together comprise approximately 77% and 90% of the total projected benefit obligation and plan assets, respectively as of December 31, 2011. The following table presents the long-term target allocations for these two plans as of December 31, 2011:

 

      U.S. Plan     UK Plan  

Asset category:

    

Cash and cash equivalents

            4%   

Equity

     60     50%   

Fixed income

     38     26%   

Real estate and other

     2     20%   

Total

     100     100%   

 

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Fair Value Measurements

The following tables present the fair values of the Company’s pension plan assets at December 31, 2011 and 2010:

 

     December 31, 2011  
      Quoted Prices
in Active Markets
for Identical
Assets
(Level 1)
     Significant
Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
     Significant
Unobservable Inputs
(Level 3)
     Total  

Asset Category

           

Cash and cash equivalents(1)

   $ 6,205         198                 6,403   

Equity securities:

           

U.S. large-cap

     6,460         22,869                 29,329   

U.S. mid-cap and small-cap

             3,346                 3,346   

International(2)

     73,388         7,021                 80,409   

Total Equity securities

     79,848         33,236                 113,084   

Fixed income securities:

           

Corporate bonds — domestic

             18,371                 18,371   

Corporate bonds — international

     17,369         11,581                 28,950   

UK Index-Linked Gilts

     22,041                         22,041   

Diversified domestic securities

             1,594                 1,594   

Total Fixed income securities

     39,410         31,546                 70,956   

Other types of investments:

           

U.S. real estate(3)

             1,289                 1,289   

International real estate(3)

     12,463                         12,463   

Other(4)

                     11,580         11,580   

Total

   $ 137,926         66,269         11,580         215,775   

 

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     December 31, 2010  
     

Quoted Prices

in Active Markets
for Identical
Assets
(Level 1)

     Significant
Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
     Significant
Unobservable Inputs
(Level 3)
     Total  

Asset Category

           

Cash and cash equivalents(1)

   $ 16,522         247                 16,769   

Equity securities:

           

U.S. large-cap

     7,645         21,428                 29,073   

U.S. mid-cap and small-cap

             3,058                 3,058   

International(2)

     81,713         6,648                 88,361   

Total Equity securities

     89,358         31,134                 120,492   

Fixed income securities:

           

Corporate bonds — domestic

             17,057                 17,057   

Corporate bonds — international

     15,904         11,747                 27,651   

UK Index-Linked Gilts

     17,113                         17,113   

Diversified domestic securities

             1,187                 1,187   

Total Fixed income securities

     33,017         29,991                 63,008   

Other types of investments:

                                   

U.S. real estate(3)

                     1,111         1,111   

Other(4)