CW-2014.3.31-10Q



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

FORM 10-Q

ý Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014

or

o Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the transition period from _________ to _______

Commission File Number 1-134

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
 
13-0612970
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
13925 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 400
 
 
Charlotte, North Carolina
 
28277
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

(704) 869-4600
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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 of time that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes  ý                        No  o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes  ý                        No  o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer ý
 
Accelerated filer o
Non-accelerated filer o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes  o   No  ý

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share: 48,188,704 shares (as of April 30, 2014).





CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES

TABLE of CONTENTS


PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
PAGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
Item 5.
 
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 
 
 

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PART 1- FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
(UNAUDITED)
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
2014
 
2013
Product sales
 
$
526,354

 
$
486,584

Service sales
 
115,058

 
106,103

Total net sales
 
641,412

 
592,687

 
 
 
 
 
Cost of product sales
 
363,654

 
339,626

Cost of service sales
 
75,606

 
69,354

Total cost of sales
 
439,260

 
408,980

 
 
 
 
 
Gross profit
 
202,152

 
183,707

 
 
 
 
 
Research and development expenses
 
18,349

 
17,608

Selling expenses
 
39,638

 
36,796

General and administrative expenses
 
85,064

 
91,277

Operating income
 
59,101

 
38,026

Interest expense
 
(9,054
)
 
(8,659
)
Other income, net
 
65

 
474

Earnings before income taxes
 
50,112

 
29,841

Provision for income taxes
 
14,948

 
8,898

Net earnings
 
$
35,164

 
$
20,943

 
 
 
 
 
Net earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per share
 
$
0.73

 
$
0.45

Diluted earnings per share
 
$
0.72

 
$
0.44

 
 
 
 
 
Dividends per share
 
$
0.13

 
$
0.09

Weighted-average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
47,982

 
46,615

Diluted
 
49,130

 
47,483

 
 
 
 
 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)


 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
Net earnings
 
$
35,164

 
$
20,943

Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation, net of tax (1)
 
$
(9,917
)
 
$
(31,805
)
Pension and postretirement adjustments, net of tax (2)
 
786

 
2,786

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
 
(9,131
)
 
(29,019
)
Comprehensive income (loss)
 
$
26,033

 
$
(8,076
)

(1) The tax benefit (expense) included in other comprehensive income for foreign currency translation adjustments for the three months ended, March 31, 2014 and 2013 were and ($0.3) million and $1.2 million, respectively.

(2) The tax benefit (expense) included in other comprehensive income for pension and postretirement adjustments for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 were and ($0.5) million and ($1.5) million, respectively.

 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except share data)

 
March 31,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
Assets
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
127,967

 
$
175,294

Receivables, net
618,418

 
603,592

Inventories, net
467,708

 
452,087

Deferred tax assets, net
49,841

 
47,650

Other current assets
56,872

 
58,660

Total current assets
1,320,806

 
1,337,283

Property, plant, and equipment, net
515,811

 
515,718

Goodwill
1,125,605

 
1,110,429

Other intangible assets, net
470,967

 
471,379

Other assets
25,446

 
23,465

Total assets
$
3,458,635

 
$
3,458,274

Liabilities
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term and short-term debt
$
705

 
$
1,334

Accounts payable
173,708

 
186,941

Accrued expenses
125,020

 
142,935

Income taxes payable
2,832

 
789

Deferred revenue
155,430

 
164,343

Other current liabilities
41,930

 
38,251

Total current liabilities
499,625

 
534,593

Long-term debt
971,330

 
958,604

Deferred tax liabilities, net
128,227

 
123,644

Accrued pension and other postretirement benefit costs
134,288

 
138,904

Long-term portion of environmental reserves
14,874

 
15,498

Other liabilities
113,947

 
134,326

Total liabilities
1,862,291

 
1,905,569

Contingencies and commitments (Note 12)


 


Stockholders' Equity
 

 
 

Common stock, $1 par value,100,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013; 49,189,702 shares issued at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013; outstanding shares were 48,272,665 at March 31, 2014 and 47,638,835 at December 31, 2013
49,190

 
49,190

Additional paid in capital
155,017

 
150,618

Retained earnings
1,409,859

 
1,380,981

Accumulated other comprehensive income
16,128

 
25,259

Common treasury stock, at cost (917,037 shares at March 31, 2014 and 1,550,867 shares at December 31, 2013)
(33,850
)
 
(53,343
)
Total stockholders' equity
1,596,344

 
1,552,705

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$
3,458,635

 
$
3,458,274

 
 
 
 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
(In thousands)
2014
 
2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net earnings
$
35,164

 
$
20,943

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash used by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
30,952

 
30,400

Net gain on sale of assets
(17
)
 
(87
)
Deferred income taxes
(2,940
)
 
512

Share-based compensation
2,402

 
2,670

Change in operating assets and liabilities, net of businesses acquired:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable, net
(10,842
)
 
(3,959
)
Inventories, net
(14,515
)
 
(10,872
)
Progress payments
(4,777
)
 
(9,240
)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
(42,490
)
 
(36,541
)
Deferred revenue
(8,913
)
 
77

Income taxes payable
10,871

 
(1,678
)
Net pension and postretirement liabilities
(4,154
)
 
4,934

Other current and long-term assets and liabilities
(5,334
)
 
1,761

Net cash used for operating activities
(14,593
)
 
(1,080
)
Cash flows from investing activities:
 

 
 

Proceeds from sales and disposals of long lived assets
429

 
559

Additions to property, plant, and equipment
(18,365
)
 
(15,010
)
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired
(32,857
)
 
(98,492
)
Additional consideration on prior period acquisitions
(230
)
 
(1,771
)
Net cash used for investing activities
(51,023
)
 
(114,714
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 

 
 

Borrowings under revolving credit facility
163,483

 
417,075

Borrowings on debt

 
400,000

Payment of revolving credit facility
(164,089
)
 
(699,120
)
Principal payments on debt
(80
)
 

Repurchases of common stock
(5,013
)
 

Proceeds from share-based compensation
21,135

 
7,333

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation
5,409

 

Net cash provided by financing activities
20,845

 
125,288

Effect of exchange-rate changes on cash
(2,556
)
 
(2,720
)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(47,327
)
 
6,774

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
175,294

 
112,023

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
127,967

 
$
118,797

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash activities:
 

 
 

Capital expenditures incurred but not yet paid
$
1,160

 
$
2,191

Property and equipment acquired under build to suit transaction
$
8,008

 
$

 
 
 
 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)

 
Common Stock
 
Additional Paid in Capital
 
Retained Earnings
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Treasury Stock
December 31, 2012
$
49,190

 
$
151,883

 
$
1,261,377

 
$
(55,508
)
 
$
(94,350
)
Net earnings

 

 
137,981

 

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

 

 

 
80,767

 

Dividends paid

 

 
(18,377
)
 

 

Stock options exercised, net of tax

 
(5,728
)
 

 

 
34,451

Restricted stock

 
(2,127
)
 

 

 
5,796

Share-based compensation

 
6,920

 

 

 
430

Other

 
(330
)
 

 

 
330

December 31, 2013
$
49,190

 
$
150,618

 
$
1,380,981

 
$
25,259

 
$
(53,343
)
Net earnings

 

 
35,164

 

 

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

 

 

 
(9,131
)
 

Dividends declared

 

 
(6,286
)
 

 

Stock options exercised, net of tax

 
4,649

 

 

 
20,752

Restricted stock

 
(2,052
)
 

 

 
3,154

Share-based compensation

 
2,179

 

 

 
223

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

 

 
(5,013
)
Other

 
(377
)
 

 

 
377

March 31, 2014
$
49,190

 
$
155,017

 
$
1,409,859

 
$
16,128

 
$
(33,850
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES to CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)



1.           BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Curtiss-Wright Corporation and its subsidiaries (the Corporation or the Company) is a diversified, multinational manufacturing and service company that designs, manufactures, and overhauls precision components and systems and provides highly engineered products and services to the commercial/industrial, defense, and energy markets.

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Curtiss-Wright and its majority-owned subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated.

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Corporation have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, which requires management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amount of assets, liabilities, revenue, and expenses and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in the accompanying financial statements. Actual results may differ from these estimates. The most significant of these estimates includes the estimate of costs to complete long-term contracts under the percentage-of-completion accounting methods, the estimate of useful lives for property, plant, and equipment, cash flow estimates used for testing the recoverability of assets, pension plan and postretirement obligation assumptions, estimates for inventory obsolescence, estimates for the valuation and useful lives of intangible assets, legal reserves, and the estimate of future environmental costs. Changes in estimates of contract sales, costs, and profits are recognized using the cumulative catch-up method of accounting. This method recognizes in the current period the cumulative effect of the changes on current and prior periods. Accordingly, the effect of the changes on future periods of contract performance is recognized as if the revised estimate had been the original estimate. In the three month periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, there were no individual significant changes in estimated contract costs. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation have been reflected in these financial statements.

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Corporation’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of trends or of the operating results for a full year.

Changes in Segment Presentation

As a result of certain organizational changes in 2014, the Corporation revised its reportable segments to align to the major markets it currently serves: Commercial/Industrial, Defense, and Energy. Prior period financial information has been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation. The change in reportable segments did not impact the Corporation's previously reported Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. See Note 10 of the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information on the Corporation's reportable segments.

Corrections to Prior Years Amounts

The presentation of net sales and cost of sales in the prior year's statement of earnings has been corrected to separately present the components of product and service revenues and costs of sales. This change in presentation did not affect total revenues, total cost of sales, total gross profit, operating income, or net earnings.


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CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES to CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)


2.           ACQUISITIONS

The Corporation evaluates potential acquisitions that either strategically fit within the Corporation’s existing portfolio or expand the Corporation’s portfolio into new product lines or adjacent markets. The Corporation has completed a number of acquisitions that have been accounted for as business combinations and have resulted in the recognition of goodwill in the Corporation's financial statements. This goodwill arises because the purchase prices for these businesses reflect the future earnings and cash flow potential in excess of the earnings and cash flows attributable to the current product and customer set at the time of acquisition.  Thus, goodwill inherently includes the know-how of the assembled workforce, the ability of the workforce to further improve the technology and product offerings, and the expected cash flows resulting from these efforts.  Goodwill may also include expected synergies resulting from the complementary strategic fit these businesses bring to existing operations.

The Corporation allocates the purchase price at the date of acquisition based upon its understanding of the fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities. In the months after closing, as the Corporation obtains additional information about these assets and liabilities, including through tangible and intangible asset appraisals, and as the Corporation learns more about the newly acquired business, it is able to refine the estimates of fair value and more accurately allocate the purchase price.  Adjustments to the purchase price allocation are made only for those items identified as of the acquisition date and prior to completion of the measurement period.

The Corporation acquired two businesses during the three months ended March 31, 2014, described in more detail below.

The amounts of net sales and net loss included in the Corporation’s consolidated statement of earnings from the acquisition date to the period ended March 31, 2014 are $2.7 million and $0.3 million, respectively.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

Component Coating and Repair Services Limited

On January 10, 2014, the Corporation acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Component Coating and Repair Services Limited (CCRS) for approximately £15 million ($25 million) in cash, net of cash acquired. The Share Purchase Agreement contains a purchase price adjustment mechanism and representations and warranties customary for a transaction of this type, including a portion of the purchase price deposited into escrow as security for potential indemnification claims against the sellers. CCRS operates out of two locations in Glasgow and Alfreton in the United Kingdom and will operate within the Corporation's Commercial/Industrial segment. CCRS is a provider of corrosion resistant coatings and precision airfoil repair services for aerospace and industrial turbine applications. Revenues were approximately £6.4 million in the latest fiscal year ending May 31, 2013.

The purchase price of the acquisition has been allocated to the net tangible and intangible assets acquired with the remainder recorded as goodwill on the basis of estimated fair values, as follows:
(In thousands)
CCRS

Accounts receivable
$
2,984

Inventory
64

Property, plant, and equipment
1,987

Other current and non-current assets
71

Intangible assets
9,560

Current and non-current liabilities
(1,754
)
Due from Seller
248

Deferred income taxes
(2,058
)
Net tangible and intangible assets
11,102

Purchase price
24,892

Goodwill
$
13,790

 
 
Amount of tax deductible goodwill
$




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CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES to CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)



ENERGY

Nuclear Power Services Inc.

On February 18, 2014, the Corporation acquired certain assets and assumed certain liabilities of Nuclear Power Services Inc. (NPSI) for approximately CAD 9 million (approximately $8.0 million) in cash. The Asset Purchase Agreement contains representations and warranties customary for a transaction of this type, including a portion of the purchase price held back as security for potential indemnification claims against the seller. NPSI is based in Ontario, Canada and will operate within the Corporation's Energy segment. NPSI provides qualified nuclear component sourcing, Equipment Qualification, Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) services, and Instrumentation & Control component manufacturing primarily to the Canadian and International CANDU nuclear industry. NPSI generated revenues of approximately CAD 5 million for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Supplemental Pro Forma Statements of Operations Data

The assets, liabilities and results of operations of the businesses acquired in 2014 were not material to the Corporation’s consolidated financial position or results of operations and therefore pro forma financial information for the acquisitions are not presented.

As it relates to the prior year, the following table presents unaudited consolidated pro forma financial information for the combined results of the Corporation and its completed business acquisitions during the year ended December 31, 2013 as if the acquisitions had occurred on January 1, 2013 for purposes of the financial information presented for the period ended March 31, 2013.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
2013
Net sales
 
$
621,219

Net earnings
 
22,054

Diluted earnings per share
 
0.46


The unaudited pro forma consolidated results were prepared using the acquisition method of accounting and are based on historical financial information. The unaudited pro forma consolidated results are not necessarily indicative of what our consolidated results of operations actually would have been had we completed the acquisitions on January 1, 2013. In addition, the unaudited pro forma consolidated results do not purport to project the future results of operations of the combined company nor do they reflect the expected realization of any cost savings associated with the acquisition. The unaudited pro forma consolidated results reflect primarily the following pro forma pre-tax adjustments:

Additional amortization expense related to the fair value of identifiable intangible assets acquired of approximately $1.6 million.
Additional interest expense associated with the incremental borrowings that would have been incurred to acquire these companies as of January 1, 2013 of $1.8 million.

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CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES to CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)


3.           RECEIVABLES

Receivables primarily include amounts billed to customers, unbilled charges on long-term contracts consisting of amounts recognized as sales but not billed, and other receivables.  Substantially all amounts of unbilled receivables are expected to be billed and collected within one year. An immaterial amount of unbilled receivables are subject to retainage provisions. The amount of claims and unapproved change orders within our receivables balances are immaterial.

The composition of receivables is as follows:
 
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Billed receivables:
 
 
 
Trade and other receivables
$
453,190

 
$
444,841

Less: Allowance for doubtful accounts
(6,390
)
 
(6,857
)
Net billed receivables
446,800

 
437,984

Unbilled receivables:
 
 
 
Recoverable costs and estimated earnings not billed
187,801

 
184,120

Less: Progress payments applied
(16,183
)
 
(18,512
)
Net unbilled receivables
171,618

 
165,608

Receivables, net
$
618,418

 
$
603,592



4.           INVENTORIES

Inventoried costs contain amounts relating to long-term contracts and programs with long production cycles, a portion of which will not be realized within one year. Long term contract inventory includes an immaterial amount of claims or other similar items subject to uncertainty concerning their determination or realization. Inventories are valued at the lower of cost or market. The composition of inventories is as follows:
 
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Raw materials
$
245,619

 
$
231,219

Work-in-process
113,974

 
114,372

Finished goods and component parts
123,650

 
117,444

Inventoried costs related to long-term contracts
51,490

 
58,796

Gross inventories
534,733

 
521,831

Less:  Inventory reserves
(54,129
)
 
(54,400
)
Progress payments applied
(12,896
)
 
(15,344
)
Inventories, net
$
467,708

 
$
452,087


As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, inventory also includes capitalized contract development costs of $37.3 million and $37.1 million, respectively, related to certain aerospace and defense programs. These capitalized costs will be liquidated as production units are delivered to the customer. As of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, $9.8 million and $13.8 million, respectively, are scheduled to be liquidated under existing firm orders.



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CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES to CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)


5.           GOODWILL

In connection with the change in reportable segments discussed in Note 10, we reallocated the goodwill that existed as of December 31, 2013 to our new segments on a relative fair value basis.

The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill for the three months ended March 31, 2014 are as follows:
 
(In thousands)
 
Commercial/ Industrial
 
Defense
 
Energy
 
Consolidated
December 31, 2013
$
347,819

 
$
485,431

 
$
277,179

 
$
1,110,429

Acquisitions
13,790

 

 
3,640

 
17,430

Goodwill adjustments

 
(254
)
 

 
(254
)
Foreign currency translation adjustment
453

 
(2,092
)
 
(361
)
 
(2,000
)
March 31, 2014
$
362,062

 
$
483,085

 
$
280,458

 
$
1,125,605


During the first quarter of 2014, the Corporation performed a goodwill impairment assessment as a result of the change in its reportable segments. The Corporation tests for goodwill impairment at the reporting unit level, which is one level below the operating segment. The Corporation allocated goodwill to each reporting unit based on its relative fair value and then compared the fair value of the reporting units to the reporting units carrying amount and determined that goodwill was not impaired since the fair values of each of the reporting units substantially exceeded their carrying amounts, with the exception of the Oil and Gas reporting unit, in the Energy segment. Based on the results of our impairment analysis, the Corporation does not believe that an impairment exists. For further discussion on the Corporation’s interim impairment analysis please refer to our Critical Accounting Policy section in Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

6.           OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, NET

The following tables present the cumulative composition of the Corporation’s intangible assets:
 
 
(In thousands)
March 31, 2014
 
Gross
 
Accumulated Amortization
 
Net
Technology
 
$
213,202

 
$
(91,628
)
 
$
121,574

Customer related intangibles
 
452,118

 
(134,244
)
 
317,874

Other intangible assets
 
56,988

 
(25,469
)
 
31,519

Total
 
$
722,308

 
$
(251,341
)
 
$
470,967

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(In thousands)
December 31, 2013
 
Gross
 
Accumulated Amortization
 
Net
Technology
 
$
213,888

 
$
(88,644
)
 
$
125,244

Customer related intangibles
 
430,604

 
(127,194
)
 
303,410

Other intangible assets
 
66,436

 
(23,711
)
 
42,725

Total
 
$
710,928

 
$
(239,549
)
 
$
471,379


During the first three months of 2014, the Corporation acquired intangible assets of $13.0 million. The Corporation acquired Customer related intangibles of $12.8 million and Other intangibles of $0.2 million, which have a weighted average amortization period of 13.5 and 1.0 years, respectively.
Total intangible amortization expense for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was $12.7 million as compared to $12.4 million in the prior year period.  The estimated amortization expense for the five years ending December 31, 2014 through 2018 is $48.5 million, $45.4 million, $44.1 million, $43.5 million, and $41.9 million, respectively.


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CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION and SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES to CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)


7.           FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

Forward Foreign Exchange and Currency Option Contracts

The Corporation has foreign currency exposure primarily in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada.  The Corporation uses financial instruments, such as forward and option contracts, to hedge a portion of existing and anticipated foreign currency denominated transactions.  The purpose of the Corporation’s foreign currency risk management program is to reduce volatility in earnings caused by exchange rate fluctuations.  Guidance on accounting for derivative instruments and hedging activities requires companies to recognize all of the derivative financial instruments as either assets or liabilities at fair value in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets based upon quoted market prices for comparable instruments.

Interest Rate Risks and Related Strategies

The Corporation’s primary interest rate exposure results from changes in U.S. dollar interest rates. The Corporation’s policy is to manage interest cost using a mix of fixed and variable rate debt. The Corporation periodically uses interest rate swaps to manage such exposures. Under these interest rate swaps, the Corporation exchanges, at specified intervals, the difference between fixed and floating interest amounts calculated by reference to an agreed-upon notional principal amount.

For interest rate swaps designated as fair value hedges (i.e., hedges against the exposure to changes in the fair value of an asset or a liability or an identified portion thereof that is attributable to a particular risk), changes in the fair value of the interest rate swaps offset changes in the fair value of the fixed rate debt due to changes in market interest rates.

The notional amounts of the Corporation’s outstanding interest rate swaps designated as fair value hedges were $400 million at March 31, 2014.

The fair value accounting guidance requires that assets and liabilities carried at fair value be classified and disclosed in one of the following three categories:

Level 1: Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the company has the ability to access.

Level 2: Observable market based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data such as quoted prices, interest rates and yield curves.

Level 3: Inputs are unobservable data points that are not corroborated by market data.

Based upon the fair value hierarchy, all of the forward foreign exchange contracts and interest rate swaps are valued at a Level 2.


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Effects on Consolidated Balance Sheets

The location and amounts of derivative instrument fair values in the condensed consolidated balance sheet are below.
 
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Assets
 
 
 
Undesignated for hedge accounting
 
 
 
Forward exchange contracts
$
67

 
$
605

Total asset derivatives (A)
$
67

 
$
605

Liabilities
 
 
 
Designated for hedge accounting
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps
$
37,070

 
$
49,845

Undesignated for hedge accounting
 
 
 
Forward exchange contracts
$
193

 
$
277

Total liability derivatives (B)
$
37,263

 
$
50,122


(A)Forward exchange derivatives are included in Other current assets.
(B)Forward exchange derivatives are included in Other current liabilities and interest rate swap liabilities are included in Other liabilities.

Effects on Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings

Fair value hedge

The location and amount of gains or losses on the hedged fixed rate debt attributable to changes in the market interest rates and the offsetting gain (loss) on the related interest rate swaps for the three months ended March 31, were as follows:
 
 
Gain/(Loss) on Swap
 
Gain/(Loss) on Borrowings
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
(In thousands)
 
March 31,
 
March 31,
Income Statement Classification
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Other income, net
 
$
12,775

 
$
(10,950
)
 
$
(12,775
)
 
$
10,950


Undesignated hedges

The location and amount of gains and losses recognized in income on forward exchange derivative contracts not designated for hedge accounting for the three months ended March 31, were as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended
(In thousands)
 
March 31,
Derivatives not designated as hedging instrument
 
2014
 
2013
Forward exchange contracts:
 
 
 
 
General and administrative expenses
 
$
(2,950
)
 
$
(1,561
)

Debt

The estimated fair value amounts were determined by the Corporation using available market information that is primarily based on quoted market prices for the same or similar issues as of March 31, 2014.  Accordingly, all of the Corporation’s debt is valued at a Level 2.  The fair values described below may not be indicative of net realizable value or reflective of future fair values.  Furthermore, the use of different methodologies to determine the fair value of certain financial instruments could result in a different estimate of fair value at the reporting date.


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The carrying amount of the variable interest rate debt approximates fair value as the interest rates are reset periodically to reflect current market conditions.

 
(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
Carrying Value
 
Estimated Fair Value
 
Carrying Value
 
Estimated Fair Value
Industrial revenue bond, due 2023
$
8,400

 
$
8,400

 
$
8,400

 
$
8,400

Revolving credit agreement, due 2017
50,000

 
50,000

 
50,000

 
50,000

5.51% Senior notes due 2017
150,000

 
163,324

 
150,000

 
163,059

3.84% Senior notes due 2021
99,027

 
99,027

 
98,632

 
98,632

3.70% Senior notes due 2023
225,000

 
216,947

 
225,000

 
209,140

3.85% Senior notes due 2025
91,564

 
91,564

 
88,555

 
88,555

4.24% Senior notes due 2026
180,096

 
180,096

 
173,557

 
173,557

4.05% Senior notes due 2028
67,243

 
67,243

 
64,411

 
64,411

4.11% Senior notes due 2028
100,000

 
92,569

 
100,000

 
89,252

Other debt
705

 
705

 
1,383

 
1,383

Total debt
$
972,035

 
$
969,875

 
$
959,938

 
$
946,389


8.           PENSION AND OTHER POSTRETIREMENT BENEFIT PLANS

The following tables are consolidated disclosures of all domestic and foreign defined pension plans as described in the Corporation’s 2013Annual Report on Form 10-K.  The postretirement benefits information includes the domestic Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Williams, and EMD postretirement benefit plans, as there are no foreign postretirement benefit plans.

Pension Plans

The components of net periodic pension cost for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 are as follows:

 
 
(In thousands)
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
Service cost
 
$
6,370

 
$
10,819

Interest cost
 
7,544

 
6,735

Expected return on plan assets
 
(10,413
)
 
(8,886
)
Amortization of prior service cost
 
158

 
300

Amortization of unrecognized actuarial loss
 
1,483

 
4,272

Net periodic benefit cost
 
$
5,142

 
$
13,240


During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Corporation made $7.8 million in contributions to the Curtiss-Wright Pension Plan, and expects to make total contributions of $40.0 million in 2014.  In addition, contributions of $0.7 million were made to the Corporation’s foreign benefit plans during the three months ended March 31, 2014.  Contributions to the foreign benefit plans are expected to be $3.4 million in 2014.


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Other Postretirement Benefit Plans

The components of the Corporation's net postretirement benefit cost for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 are as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
(In thousands)
 
2014
 
2013
Service cost
 
$
71

 
$
100

Interest cost
 
219

 
208

Amortization of prior service cost
 
(164
)
 
(157
)
Amortization of unrecognized actuarial gain
 
(203
)
 
(160
)
Net postretirement benefit cost (income)
 
$
(77
)
 
$
(9
)

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Corporation paid $0.4 million to the postretirement plans. During 2014, the Corporation anticipates contributing $1.7 million to the postretirement plans.

Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

Effective January 1, 2014, all non-union employees who are not currently receiving final or career average pay benefits became eligible to receive employer contributions in the Corporation's sponsored 401(k) plan. The employer contributions include both employer match and non-elective contribution components, up to a maximum employer contribution of 6% of eligible compensation.  During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the expense relating to the plan was $3.9 million.  The Corporation made $1.6 million in contributions to the plan for the first quarter, and expects to make total contributions of $7.0 million in 2014.  

9.           EARNINGS PER SHARE

Diluted earnings per share were computed based on the weighted-average number of shares outstanding plus all potentially dilutive common shares.  A reconciliation of basic to diluted shares used in the earnings per share calculation is as follows:
 
 
(In thousands)
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
Basic weighted-average shares outstanding
 
47,982

 
46,615

Dilutive effect of stock options and deferred stock compensation
 
1,148

 
868

Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding
 
49,130

 
47,483


As of March 31, 2014, there were no stock options outstanding that were considered anti-dilutive. As of March 31, 2013, there were 622,000 stock options outstanding that could potentially dilute earnings per share in the future, which were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share, as they would be considered anti-dilutive.


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10.           SEGMENT INFORMATION

Prior to the first quarter of 2014, the Corporation reported its results of operations through three segments: Flow Control, Controls, and Surface Technologies. Beginning in the first quarter of 2014, the Corporation realigned its reportable segments with its end markets to strengthen its ability to service customers and recognize certain organizational efficiencies. As result of this realignment the Corporation has three new reportable segments: Commercial/Industrial, Defense, and Energy. The Corporation's former Surface Technologies segment is consolidated within the new Commercial/Industrial segment. The commercial businesses which were in the former Controls segment form part of the new Commercial/Industrial segment. The Corporation's defense businesses, which were primarily in the Corporation’s former Controls segment and to a lesser extent in the former Flow Control segment, are now consolidated within the new Defense segment. The Corporation's Oil and Gas and Nuclear divisions, which were in the former Flow Control segment, form the new Energy segment.
The Corporation's measure of segment profit or loss is operating income. Interest expense and income taxes are not reported on an operating segment basis because they are not considered in the segments’ performance evaluation by the Corporation’s chief operating decision-maker, its Chief Executive Officer.
Net sales and operating income by reportable segment was as follows:
 
 
(In thousands)
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
Net sales
 
 
 
 
Commercial/Industrial
 
$
266,925

 
$
220,966

Defense
 
202,523

 
211,745

Energy
 
173,844

 
167,742

Less: Intersegment revenues
 
(1,880
)
 
(7,766
)
Total consolidated
 
$
641,412

 
$
592,687

 
 
 
 
 
Operating income (expense)
 
 
 
 
Commercial/Industrial
 
$
32,960

 
$
20,651

Defense
 
21,174

 
16,877

Energy
 
12,552

 
10,796

Corporate and eliminations (1)
 
(7,585
)
 
(10,298
)
Total consolidated
 
$
59,101

 
$
38,026


(1) Corporate and eliminations includes pension and other postretirement benefit expense, certain environmental costs related to remediation at legacy sites, foreign currency transactional gains and losses, and certain other expenses.

Adjustments to reconcile operating income to earnings before income taxes:

 
 
(In thousands)
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
 
 
2014
 
2013
Total operating income
 
$
59,101

 
$
38,026

Interest expense
 
(9,054
)
 
(8,659
)
Other income, net
 
65

 
474

Earnings before income taxes
 
$
50,112

 
$
29,841



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(In thousands)
 
March 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Identifiable assets
 
 
 
Commercial/Industrial
$
1,360,283

 
$
1,310,521

Defense
1,220,473

 
1,292,462

Energy
813,985

 
798,028

Corporate and Other
63,894

 
57,263

Total consolidated
$
3,458,635

 
$
3,458,274


11.           ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

The cumulative balance of each component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax, is as follows:

 
(In thousands)
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net
 
Total pension and postretirement adjustments, net
 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
December 31, 2012
$
65,722

 
$
(121,230
)
 
$
(55,508
)
Current period other comprehensive income (loss)
(6,619
)
 
87,386

 
80,767

December 31, 2013
$
59,103

 
$
(33,844
)
 
$
25,259

Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications (1)
(9,917
)
 
(29
)
 
(9,946
)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss (1)

 
815

 
815

Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)
(9,917
)
 
786

 
(9,131
)
March 31, 2014
$
49,186

 
$
(33,058
)
 
$
16,128


(1)
All amounts are after tax.

Details of amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are below: 
 
(In thousands)
 
 
 
Amount reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
 
Affected line item in the statement where net earnings is presented
Defined benefit pension and other postretirement benefit plans
 
 
 
Amortization of prior service costs
6

 
(1)
Amortization of actuarial losses
(1,280
)
 
(1)
 
(1,274
)
 
Total before tax
 
459

 
Income tax
Total reclassifications
$
(815
)
 
Net of tax

(1)
These items are included in the computation of net periodic pension cost.  See Note 8, Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans.


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12.           CONTINGENCIES AND COMMITMENTS

Legal Proceedings

The Corporation has been named in a number of lawsuits that allege injury from exposure to asbestos.  To date, the Corporation has not been found liable for or paid any material sum of money in settlement in any case.  The Corporation believes its minimal use of asbestos in its past and current operations and the relatively non-friable condition of asbestos in its products makes it unlikely that it will face material liability in any asbestos litigation, whether individually or in the aggregate.  The Corporation maintains insurance coverage for these potential liabilities and believes adequate coverage exists to cover any unanticipated asbestos liability.

In December 2013, the Corporation, along with other unaffiliated parties, received a claim from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) filed in the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, Judicial District of Calgary. The claim pertains to a January 2011 fire and explosion at a delayed coker unit at its Fort McMurray refinery that resulted in the injury of five CNRL employees, damage to property and equipment, and various forms of consequential loss, such as loss of profit, lost opportunities, and business interruption. The fire and explosion occurred when a CNRL employee bypassed certain safety controls and opened an operating coker unit. The total quantum of alleged damages arising from the incident has not been finalized, but is estimated to meet or exceed $1 billion.  The Corporation maintains various forms of commercial, property and casualty, product liability, and other forms of insurance; however, such insurance may not be adequate to cover the costs associated with a judgment against us. The Corporation is currently unable to estimate an amount, or range of potential losses, if any, from this matter. The Corporation believes it has adequate legal defenses and intends to defend this matter vigorously. The Corporation's financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows, could be materially affected during a future fiscal quarter or fiscal year by unfavorable developments or outcome regarding this claim.

In addition to the CNRL litigation, the Corporation is party to a number of other legal actions and claims, none of which individually or in the aggregate, in the opinion of management, are expected to have a material effect on the Corporation’s results of operations or financial position.

Environmental Matters

The Corporation's aggregate environmental liability was $16.2 million at March 31, 2014 and $16.3 million at December 31, 2013.  All environmental reserves exclude any potential recovery from insurance carriers or third-party legal actions.

Letters of Credit and Other Financial Arrangements

The Corporation enters into standby letters of credit agreements and guarantees with financial institutions and customers primarily relating to guarantees of repayment, future performance on certain contracts to provide products and services, and to secure advance payments from certain international customers. At March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, there were $41.1 million and $47.2 million of stand-by letters of credit outstanding, respectively, and $20.3 million and $23.2 million of bank guarantees outstanding, respectively.   In addition, the Corporation is required to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission financial assurance demonstrating its ability to cover the cost of decommissioning its Cheswick, Pennsylvania facility upon closure, though the Corporation does not intend to close this facility.  The Corporation has provided this financial assurance in the form of a $52.9 million surety bond.

AP1000 Program

Within the Corporation’s Defense segment, our Electro-Mechanical Division is the reactor coolant pump (RCP) supplier for the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plants under construction in China and the United States.  The terms of the AP1000 China and United States contracts include liquidated damage penalty provisions for failure to meet contractual delivery dates if the Corporation caused the delay and the delay was not excusable.  On October 10, 2013, the Corporation received a letter from Westinghouse stating entitlements to the maximum amount of liquidated damages allowable under the AP1000 China contract from Westinghouse of approximately $25 million.  The Corporation would be liable for liquidated damages under the contract if certain contractual delivery dates were not met and if the Corporation was deemed responsible for the delay. As of March 31, 2014, the Corporation has not met certain contractual delivery dates under its AP 1000 contracts; however there are significant uncertainties as to which parties are responsible for the delays.  The Corporation believes it has adequate legal defenses and intends to vigorously defend this matter. Given the uncertainties surrounding the responsibility for the delays no accrual has been made for this matter as of March 31, 2014.  The range of possible loss is $0 to $25 million.

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Except for historical information, this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may be deemed to contain "forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (a) projections of or statements regarding return on investment, future earnings, interest income, sales, volume, other income, earnings or loss per share, growth prospects, capital structure, and other financial terms, (b) statements of plans and objectives of management, (c) statements of future economic performance, and (d) statements of assumptions, such as economic conditions underlying other statements. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipates," "believes," “continue,” "could," “estimate,” "expects," “intend,” "may," “might,” “outlook,” “potential,” “predict,” "should,"  "will," as well as the negative of any of the foregoing or variations of such terms or comparable terminology, or by discussion of strategy.  No assurance may be given that the future results described by the forward-looking statements will be achieved.  While we believe these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are only predictions and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results, performance or achievement to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K, and elsewhere in that report, those described in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and those described from time to time in our future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Such forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q include, without limitation, those contained in Item 1. Financial Statements and Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made and we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in or additions to the factors affecting such forward-looking statements.


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COMPANY ORGANIZATION

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified, multinational provider of highly engineered, technologically advanced, value-added products and services to a broad range of industries which are reported through our Commercial/Industrial, Defense, and Energy segments. We are positioned as a market leader across a diversified array of niche markets through engineering and technological leadership, precision manufacturing, and strong relationships with our customers. We provide products and services to a number of global markets and have achieved balanced growth through the successful application of our core competencies in engineering and precision manufacturing. Our overall strategy is to be a balanced and diversified company, less vulnerable to cycles or downturns in any one market, and to establish strong positions in profitable niche markets. Approximately 28% of our 2014 revenues are expected to be generated from defense-related markets.

Beginning in the first quarter of 2014, the Corporation realigned its reportable segments with its end markets to strengthen its ability to service customers and recognize certain organizational efficiencies. As result of this realignment the Corporation has three new reportable segments: Commercial/Industrial, Defense, and Energy. Please refer to Footnote 10 of the Corporation's Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further information.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Analytical Definitions

Throughout management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations, the terms “incremental” and “organic” are used to explain changes from period to period. The term “incremental” is used to highlight the impact acquisitions and divestitures had on the current year results. The results of operations for acquisitions are incremental for the first twelve months from the date of acquisition. Additionally, the results of operations of divested businesses are removed from the comparable prior year period for purposes of calculating “organic” or “incremental” results. The definition of “organic” excludes the effect of foreign currency translation. These measures provide a tool for evaluating our ongoing operations from period to period. These metrics, however, are not measures of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) and should not be considered a substitute for measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures that we disclose are organic revenue and organic operating income - defined as revenue and operating income, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations and contributions from acquisitions made during the last twelve months. When used in the MD&A, we have provided the comparable GAAP measure in the discussion.

Our three reportable segments are generally concentrated in a few end markets; however, each may have sales across several end markets.  The Corporation’s end markets are shown in the accompanying Net sales by end market table included within the Consolidated Statements of Earnings section of our MD&A. A market is defined as an area of demand for products and services.  The sales trends for the relevant markets will be discussed for each of the three reportable segments.

The MD&A is organized into the following sections: Consolidated Statements of Earnings, Results by Business Segment, Liquidity and Capital Resources and a reconciliation of Non-GAAP measures.

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Consolidated Statements of Earnings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
(In thousands)
 
2014
 
2013
 
% change
Sales
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial/Industrial
 
$
266,428

 
$
220,286

 
21
%
Defense
 
201,738

 
210,396

 
(4
%)
Energy
 
173,246

 
162,005

 
7
%
Total sales
 
$
641,412

 
$
592,687

 
8
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial/Industrial
 
$
32,960

 
$
20,651

 
60
%
Defense
 
21,174

 
16,877

 
25
%
Energy
 
12,552

 
10,796

 
16
%
Corporate and eliminations
 
(7,585
)
 
(10,298
)
 
26
%
Total operating income
 
$
59,101

 
$
38,026

 
55
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
(9,054
)
 
(8,659
)
 
5
%
Other income, net
 
65

 
474

 
NM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings before taxes
 
50,112

 
29,841

 
68
%
Provision for income taxes
 
14,948

 
8,898

 
68
%
Net earnings
 
$
35,164

 
$
20,943

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New orders
 
$
677,737

 
$
617,108

 
10
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NM- not a meaningful percentage
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sales

Sales for the first three months of 2014 increased $49 million, or 8%, to $641 million, compared with the same period in 2013.  On a segment basis, the Commercial/Industrial segment and the Energy segment contributed $46 million and $11 million, respectively, of increased sales, while sales in the Defense segment were down 4%.

The first table below further depicts our sales by end market, while the second table depicts the components of our sales and operating income growth.


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Net sales by end market
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
(In thousands)
 
2014
 
2013
 
% change
Defense markets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerospace
 
$
73,562

 
$
62,309

 
18
%
Ground
 
16,501

 
25,003

 
(34
%)
Naval
 
88,801

 
83,506

 
6
%
Other
 
1,267

 
4,911

 
(74
%)
Total Defense
 
$
180,131

 
$
175,729

 
3
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial markets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerospace
 
$
110,222

 
$
94,724

 
16
%
Oil and Gas
 
129,610

 
101,220

 
28
%
Power Generation
 
108,470

 
116,817

 
(7
%)
General Industrial
 
112,979

 
104,197

 
8
%
Total Commercial
 
$
461,281

 
$
416,958

 
11
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Curtiss-Wright
 
$
641,412

 
$
592,687

 
8
%

Components of sales and operating income increase (decrease):

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
 
 
Sales
 
Operating Income
Organic
 
2
%
 
48
%
Acquisitions
 
5
%
 
3
%
Foreign currency
 
1
%
 
4
%
Total
 
8
%
 
55
%

Three months ended March 31, 2014 compared with three months ended March 31, 2013

Sales

Sales in the defense markets increased $4 million, or 3%, to $180 million, from the comparable prior year period, primarily due to increased sales in the aerospace defense market as a result of higher levels of production on helicopter programs and the incremental contribution from our Parvus acquisition of $5 million. This was partially offset by lower sales in the ground defense market due to lower sales of turret drive servo systems and ammunition handling systems.

Commercial market sales increased $44 million, or 11%, to $461 million, from the comparable prior year period, due to both incremental contributions from our acquisitions and increased organic sales to the commercial aerospace and oil and gas markets. Sales in the commercial aerospace market increased primarily due to increased surface technology services and increased sales of sensing products on various commercial aircraft while sales increased in the general industrial market primarily due to the incremental contribution from our Arens acquisition. Sales increased in the oil and gas market primarily due to increased pressure relief and industrial valve sales in the upstream market, as well as the incremental contribution from our Phönix acquisition.

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION and ANALYSIS of
FINANCIAL CONDITION and RESULTS OF OPERATIONS, continued



Operating income

During the first quarter of 2014, operating income increased $21 million, or 55%, to $59 million, and operating margin increased 280 basis points, to 9.2%, compared with the same period in 2013.  Acquisitions contributed $1 million of operating income and were 30 basis points dilutive to current period operating margin. Foreign currency translation contributed $2 million of operating income.

On a segment basis, the increase in operating income in our Commercial/Industrial segment of $12 million, to $33 million, was primarily due to increased profitability from the expected accretive impact and operational improvements from our 2012 acquisitions of Exlar and Williams Controls as well as increased sales volume in the commercial aerospace market and our industrial valve products. In our Defense segment, operating income increased $4 million, to $21 million, primarily due to continuing productivity improvements and organizational realignment, as well as the achievement of certain milestones under a licensing agreement. In our Energy segment, operating income increased to $2 million, to $13 million, primarily due to favorable absorption of fixed overhead costs as we continue to ramp up and benefit from in-sourcing Cimarron manufacturing.

Non-segment operating expense

The decrease in non-segment operating expense in the current quarter of $3 million, to $8 million, is primarily due to lower pension expenses.

Interest expense

Interest expense of $9 million during the first quarter of 2014, was flat with the first quarter of 2013, as higher average debt levels were largely offset by lower average interest rates.

Effective tax rate

Our effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2014 was 29.8%, essentially flat compared to the first quarter of 2013.

Net earnings

The increase in net earnings of $14 million, to $35 million, is due to higher operating income in all of our segments and lower non-segment operating expense.

Comprehensive income

Pension and Postretirement adjustments

Pension and postretirement adjustments within comprehensive income decreased approximately $2 million to $0.8 million due to a reduction in the amortization of prior service costs and actuarial losses.

Foreign Currency Translation adjustments

The decrease in foreign currency translation adjustments to comprehensive income of $22 million, to a $10 million loss, for the three months ended March 31, 2014, is primarily due to an increase in the British Pound exchange rate during the three month period ended March 31, 2014 as compared to a decrease in the British Pound exchange rate during the three month period ended March 31, 2013.

New orders

New orders for the first quarter of 2014 increased by $61 million to $678 million, due to the incremental contribution from acquisitions of $24 million as well as increased new orders across all three segments.


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RESULTS BY BUSINESS SEGMENT

Commercial/Industrial

The following tables summarize sales, operating income and margin, and new orders within the Commercial/Industrial segment.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
March 31,
 
(In thousands)
 
2014
 
2013
 
% change
 
Sales
 
$
266,428

 
$
220,286

 
21
%
 
Operating income
 
32,960

 
20,651

 
60
%
 
Operating margin
 
12.4
%
 
9.4
%
 
300
 bps
 
New orders
 
$
279,342

 
$
246,906

 
13
%
 

Components of sales and operating income increase (decrease):
 
 
2014 vs. 2013
 
 
Sales
 
Operating Income
Organic
 
8
%
 
58
%
Acquisitions
 
12
%
 
3
%
Foreign currency
 
1
%
 
(1
%)
Total
 
21
%
 
60
%

Sales

Sales in the Commercial/Industrial segment are primarily to the commercial aerospace and general industrial markets, and to a lesser extent the defense and oil and gas markets.

Sales increased $46 million, or 21%, to $266 million, from the comparable prior year period, due to both the incremental impact of acquisitions and strong demand in the commercial markets. Acquisitions contributed approximately $26 million of incremental sales, primarily due to our Arens acquisition, which contributed $14 million of incremental sales primarily in the general industrial market, and Phönix, which contributed $10 million of incremental sales primarily within the oil and gas markets.

Sales in the commercial aerospace market increased primarily due to increased surface technology services, contributions from our CCRS acquisition, and increased sales of sensing products on various commercial aircraft. In addition, sales increased in the oil and gas end market due to higher sales of our industrial valve products.

Operating income

During the first quarter of 2014, operating income increased $12 million, or 60%, to $33 million, and operating margin increased 300 basis points from the prior year quarter to 12.4%. Acquisitions contributed $0.7 million of operating income. The increase in organic operating income is primarily due to increased profitability from the expected accretive impact and operational improvements from our 2012 acquisitions of Exlar and Williams Controls. Additionally, increased surface technology services and industrial valve product sales, along with ongoing operational and productivity improvement initiatives, contributed to higher operating income.


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New orders

New orders increased $32 million to $279 million, from the prior year quarter, primarily due to incremental new orders from acquisitions of $21 million. Additionally, higher orders for our surface technologies services and industrial products contributed to the higher new orders for the period.

Defense

The following tables summarize sales, operating income and margin, and new orders, within the Defense segment.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
March 31,
 
(In thousands)
 
2014
 
2013
 
% change
 
Sales
 
$
201,738

 
$
210,396

 
(4
%)
 
Operating income
 
21,174

 
16,877

 
25
%
 
Operating margin
 
10.5
%
 
8.0
%
 
250
  bps
 
New orders
 
$
221,897

 
$
209,140

 
6
%
 

Components of sales and operating income increase (decrease):
 
 
2014 vs. 2013
 
 
Sales
 
Operating Income
Organic
 
(7
%)
 
12
%
Acquisitions
 
3
%
 
4
%
Foreign currency
 
%
 
9
%
Total
 
(4
%)
 
25
%

Sales

Sales in the Defense segment are primarily to the defense markets, and to a lesser extent, the nuclear power generation and the general industrial markets.

Sales decreased $9 million, or 4%, to $202 million, from the comparable prior year period, primarily due to lower sales in the nuclear power generation market.

In the defense markets, sales increased 3% compared to the prior year period, primarily in the defense aerospace market and to a lesser extent the naval defense market, which was partially offset by lower sales in the defense ground market. Sales in the defense aerospace market increased due to higher levels of production on several military helicopter programs, including the Black Hawk and Chinook. To a lesser extent, sales increased in the naval defense market, primarily due to higher levels of production of pumps and generators on the Virginia Class submarine program and increased production levels on the DDG-51 Destroyer program. Sales in the ground defense market decreased primarily due to lower levels of production across several defense platforms.

In the commercial markets, sales decreased primarily in the nuclear power generation market due to lower levels of production on the AP1000 Domestic and China programs and to a lesser extent in the general industrial market due to lower sales of our commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products.


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Operating income

During the first quarter of 2014, operating income increased $4 million, or 25%, to $21 million, and operating margin increased 250 basis points from the prior year quarter to 10.5%. Acquisitions contributed $0.6 million of operating income and foreign currency translation contributed $1.6 million to current period operating income.

The increase in operating income was primarily due to benefits of our organizational realignment and continuing productivity improvement initiatives, and the achievement of certain milestones under a licensing agreement. This improvement was partially offset by increases in our cost estimates as a result of continued strategic investments on our AP1000 China contract.

New orders

New orders increased by $13 million to $222 million, primarily due to the timing of orders on the Virginia Class Submarine, partially offset by lower orders for our HVAC products and lower orders in our defense businesses.

Energy

The following tables summarize sales, operating income and margin, and new orders, within the Energy segment.
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
March 31,
 
(In thousands)
 
2014
 
2013
 
% change
 
Sales
 
$
173,246

 
$
162,005

 
7
%
 
Operating income
 
12,552

 
10,796

 
16
%
 
Operating margin
 
7.2
%
 
6.7
%
 
50
 bps
 
New orders
 
$
176,498

 
$
161,062

 
10
%
 

Components of sales and operating income increase (decrease):
 
 
2014 vs. 2013
 
 
Sales
 
Operating Income
Organic
 
7
%
 
13
%
Acquisitions
 
%
 
(1
%)
Foreign currency
 
%
 
4
%
Total
 
7
%
 
16
%

Sales

Sales in the Energy segment are primarily to the oil and gas and nuclear power generation markets.

Sales increased $11 million, or 7%, to $173 million, from the comparable prior year period, primarily due to increased sales in the oil and gas market. This increase in sales was primarily due to higher sales of our pressure relief valves and contributions from Cimarron's separator products in the upstream market.

Operating income

During the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, operating income increased $2 million, or 16%, to $13 million, and operating margin increased 50 basis points to 7.2%. The increase in operating income is primarily due to favorable absorption of fixed overhead costs as we continue to ramp up and benefit from in-sourcing Cimarron manufacturing and the benefits of our organizational realignment. These increases were partially offset by lower margins in power generation based on the timing of outage work on domestic operating reactors, as weather related impacts delayed scheduled projects.

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New orders

The increase in new orders of $15 million, to $176 million, compared with the same period in 2013, is primarily due to an increase in orders in our upstream oil and gas businesses partially offset by lower new orders in our nuclear businesses.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Sources and Use of Cash

We derive the majority of our operating cash inflow from receipts on the sale of goods and services and cash outflow for the procurement of materials and labor; cash flow is therefore subject to market fluctuations and conditions. Most of our long-term contracts allow for several billing points (progress or milestone) that provide us with cash receipts as costs are incurred throughout the project rather than upon contract completion, thereby reducing working capital requirements.  In some cases, these payments can exceed the costs incurred on a project.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
 
 
 
(In thousands)
March 31, 2014
 
March 31, 2013
Cash provided by (used):
 
 
 
Operating activities
$
(14,593
)
 
$
(1,080
)
Investing activities
(51,023
)
 
(114,714
)
Financing activities
20,845

 
125,288

Effect of exchange-rate changes on cash
(2,556
)
 
(2,720
)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(47,327
)
 
6,774


Operating Activities

Cash used by operating activities was $15 million during the first three months of 2014, compared with cash used by operating activities of $1 million in the prior year period.  The increase in cash used by operating activities is primarily due to the timing of collections and advanced payments, partially offset by higher net earnings.

Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities for the first three months of 2014 was $51 million, compared with $115 million of cash used in investing activities in the prior year period. The decrease in cash used by investing activities is primarily due to a lower amount of cash used for acquisitions. In the first quarter of 2014, we acquired CCRS and NPSI for approximately $33 million, while we acquired Phönix for $98 million in the first quarter of 2013.

Capital expenditures were $18 million during the first quarter of 2014, slightly higher than the prior year period, primarily due to facility investments within our integrated sensing and controls business.

Financing Activities

Debt

The Corporation’s debt outstanding at March 31, 2014 had an average interest rate of 3.2%, as compared to an average interest rate of 3.4% in the comparable prior year period. The Corporation's average debt outstanding was $1,019 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, as compared to $919 million in same period in the prior year.

Revolving Credit Agreement

As of the end of March 31, 2014, the Corporation had $50 million of borrowings under the 2012 Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Agreement (the Credit Agreement or credit facility) and $36 million in letters of credit supported by the credit facility.

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The unused credit available under the Credit Agreement at March 31, 2014 was $414 million, which could be borrowed without violating any of our debt covenants.

Repurchase of common stock

During the first three months of 2014, the Company used $5 million of cash to repurchase approximately 78,000 outstanding shares under its share repurchase program. During the first three months of 2013, the Company did not repurchase any shares under its share repurchase program.

Dividend increase

During the first quarter of 2014, the Company increased its quarterly dividend to thirteen cents ($0.13) a share, a 30% increase over the prior quarter dividend.  

Cash Utilization

Management continually evaluates cash utilization alternatives, including share repurchases, acquisitions, and increased dividends to determine the most beneficial use of available capital resources. We believe that our cash and cash equivalents, cash flow from operations, available borrowings under the credit facility, and ability to raise additional capital through the credit markets, are sufficient to meet both the short-term and long-term capital needs of the organization.

Debt Compliance

As of the date of this report, we were in compliance with all debt agreements and credit facility covenants, including our most restrictive covenant, which is our debt to capitalization limit of 60%. The debt to capitalization limit is a measure of our indebtedness (as defined per the notes purchase agreement and credit facility) to capitalization, where capitalization equals debt plus equity, and is the same for and applies to all of our debt agreements and credit facility.

As of March 31, 2014, we had the ability to borrow additional debt of $1.4 billion without violating our debt to capitalization covenant.


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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION and ANALYSIS of
FINANCIAL CONDITION and RESULTS OF OPERATIONS, continued


Non-GAAP Measures

Management reviews key performance indicators including revenue, segment operating income and margins, and new orders, among others. In addition, we consider certain measures to be useful to management and investors when evaluating our operating performance for the periods presented. These measures provide a tool for evaluating our ongoing operations from period to period. These metrics, however, are not measures of financial performance under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) and should not be considered a substitute for measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures that we disclose are organic revenue and organic operating income - defined as revenue and operating income, excluding the impact of foreign currency fluctuations and contributions from acquisitions and divestitures made during the current year.

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Commercial/Industrial
 
Defense
 
Energy
 
Corporate & Other
 
Total Curtiss - Wright
(In millions)
2014
 
2013
Chg
 
2014
 
2013
Chg
 
2014
 
2013
Chg
 
2014
 
2013
Chg
 
2014
 
2013
Chg
Sales
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Organic
$238.0
 
$220.3
8
%
 
$195.9
 
$210.4
(7
%)
 
$
172.6

 
$
162.0

7
%
 
$

 
$

 
 
$606.5
 
$592.7
2
%
Incremental (1)
25.7
 
 
 
5.4
 
 
 
0.5

 

 
 

 

 
 
31.7
 
 
Foreign Currency Fav (Unfav) (2)
2.7
 
 
 
0.4
 
 
 
0.1

 

 
 

 

 
 
3.2
 
 
Total net sales
$266.4
 
$220.3
21
%
 
$201.7
 
$210.4
(4
%)
 
$
173.2

 
$
162.0

7
%
 
$

 
$

 
 
$641.4
 
$592.7
8
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income (expense)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Organic
$32.6
 
$20.7
58
%
 
$19.0
 
$16.9
12
%
 
$
12.2

 
$
10.8

13
%
 
$
(7.6
)
 
$
(10.3
)
26
%
 
$56.2
 
$38.0
48
%
OI Margin %
13.7%
 
9.4%
430bps

 
9.7%
 
8.0%
170bps

 
7.1
%
 
6.7
%
40bps

 
 
 
 
 
 
9.3%
 
6.4%
290bps

Incremental (1)
0.7
 
 
 
0.6
 
 
 
(0.1
)
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
1.2
 
 
Foreign Currency Fav (Unfav) (2)
(0.3)
 
 
 
1.6
 
 
 
0.4

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
1.7
 
 
Total operating income (expense)
$33.0
 
$20.7
60
%
 
$21.2
 
$16.9
25
%
 
$
12.6

 
$
10.8

16
%
 
$
(7.6
)
 
$
(10.3
)
26
%
 
$59.1
 
$38.0
55
%
OI Margin %
12.4%
 
9.4
%
300bps

 
10.5%
 
8.0
%
250bps

 
7.2
%
 
6.7
%
50bps

 
 
 
 
 
 
9.2
%
 
6.4
%
280bps


(1) The term incremental is used to highlight the impact acquisitions had on the current year results, for which there was no comparable prior year data. Therefore, the results of operations for acquisitions are incremental for the first twelve months from the date of acquisition and are removed from our organic results. Additionally, the results of operations for divested businesses are removed from the comparable prior year period for purposes of calculating organic results. The remaining businesses are referred to as organic.

(2) Organic results exclude the effects of current period foreign currency translation.


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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Our condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Preparation of these statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses. These estimates and assumptions are affected by the application of our accounting policies. Critical accounting policies are those that require application of management’s most difficult, subjective, or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effects of matters that are inherently uncertain and may change in subsequent periods. A summary of significant accounting policies and a description of accounting policies that are considered critical may be found in our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 21, 2014, in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements, Note 1, and the Critical Accounting Policies section of Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Goodwill

The recoverability of goodwill is subject to an annual impairment test based on the estimated fair value of the underlying businesses. We test for goodwill impairment at the reporting unit level, which is at or one level below the operating segment level. The test is performed in the fourth quarter, which coincides with the preparation of our five-year strategic operating plan. Additionally, goodwill is tested for impairment when an event occurs or if circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying amount.

Determining the fair value of a reporting unit is judgmental in nature and involves the use of significant estimates and assumptions that we believe are reasonable but inherently uncertain. Actual results may differ from those estimates. To calculate the fair value of a reporting unit, we consider both comparative market multiples as well as estimated discounted cash flows for the reporting unit. The significant estimates and assumptions include, but are not limited to, revenue growth rates, operating margins, and future economic and market conditions. The discount rates are based upon the reporting unit’s weighted average cost of capital.

The first step in the analysis is to identify any potential impairment by comparing the carrying value of the reporting unit to its fair value. As a supplement, we conduct additional sensitivity analysis to assess the risk for potential impairment based upon changes in the key assumptions such as the discount rate, expected long-term growth rate, and cash flow projections. If an impairment is identified, the second step is to measure the impairment loss by comparing the implied fair value of goodwill with the carrying value of the goodwill on the reporting unit.

During the first quarter of 2014, in connection with our segment reorganization, the Corporation performed an interim impairment assessment. Based upon the completion of our interim assessment, we determined that there was no impairment of value and that all reporting units estimated fair values, with the exception of the Oil and Gas reporting unit within the Energy segment, were substantially in excess of their carrying amounts. Therefore, it is not reasonably likely that significant changes in these estimates would occur that would result in an impairment charge. Our Oil and Gas reporting unit’s fair value exceeded its net book value by 20%. The key assumption that drives the estimated fair value of our Oil and Gas reporting unit are the revenue and cost projections. If the revenue projections were not able to be obtained due to continued low orders for capital refinery projects or if we are unable to obtain the projected cost synergies by successfully integrating Cimarron, acquired in 2012, it would have a negative effect on the estimated fair value of our oil and gas reporting unit.

As of March 31, 2014, the amount of goodwill for our oil and gas reporting unit amounted to $183 million.  While we determined that there was no goodwill impairment of the oil and gas reporting unit as of March 31, 2014, management continues to actively evaluate the current and expected revenue and earnings performance of the reporting unit and is actively managing the successful integration of the Cimarron acquisition. A significant adverse change in business climate or a change in strategic direction, impacting the business’s revenue or earnings, the inability to achieve the revenue and cost projections resulting from the successful integration of Cimarron, a material negative change in relationships with the reporting unit’s significant customers, a significant decline or delay in capital projects, unanticipated competition, or an adverse action or assessment by a regulator, would require an interim assessment prior to the next required annual assessment as of October 31, 2014. If management determines that impairment exists, the impairment will be recognized in the period in which it is identified.

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Item 3.                  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

There has been no material changes in our market risk during the three months ended March 31, 2014.  Information regarding market risk and market risk management policies is more fully described in item “7A.Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk” of our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K.


Item 4.               CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

As of March 31, 2014, our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Based on such evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of March 31, 2014 insofar as they are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, and they include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.