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Basis of Financial Statement Presentation

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Basis of Financial Statement Presentation
6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Basis of Financial Statement Presentation  
Basis of Financial Statement Presentation

Note 1. Basis of Financial Statement Presentation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements contained herein are unaudited and have been prepared from the books and records of KEMET Corporation and its subsidiaries (“KEMET” or the “Company”). In the opinion of management, the condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods. The condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q, and therefore, do not include all information and footnotes necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations, and cash flows in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”). Although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading, it is suggested that these condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 (the “Company’s 2012 Annual Report”).

 

Net sales and operating results for the three and six months ended September 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.  The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. In consolidation, all significant intercompany amounts and transactions have been eliminated.  Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to current year presentation.

 

The significant accounting policies followed by the Company are presented in the Company’s 2012 Annual Report.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

New accounting standards adopted

 

In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-08, Guidance on Testing Goodwill for Impairment.  ASU 2011-08 gives entities testing goodwill for impairment the option of performing a qualitative assessment before calculating the fair value of a reporting unit in Step 1 of the goodwill impairment test.  If entities determine, on the basis of qualitative factors, that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than the carrying amount, the two-step impairment test would be required.  Otherwise, further testing would not be needed.  ASU 2011-08 was effective for the Company on April 1, 2012 and did not have a material effect on the Company’s financial position.

 

In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-12, Comprehensive Income.  ASU 2011-12 defers the requirement in ASU 2011-05 that companies present reclassification adjustments for each component of AOCI in both OCI and net income on the face of the financial statements.  ASU 2011-12 requires companies to continue to present amounts reclassified out of AOCI on the face of the financial statements or disclosed in the notes to the financial statements.  ASU 2011-12 also defers the requirement to report reclassification adjustments in interim periods and requires companies to present only total comprehensive income in either a single continuous statement or two consecutive statements in interim periods.  ASU 2011-05 and ASU 2011-12 was effective for the Company on April 1, 2012 and did not have a material effect on the Company’s financial position.

 

There are currently no other accounting standards that have been issued that will have a significant impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows upon adoption.

 

Restricted Cash

 

A guarantee was issued by a European bank on behalf of the Company in August 2006 in conjunction with the establishment of a Value-Added Tax (“VAT”) registration in The Netherlands.  The bank guarantee is in the amount of EUR 1.5 million ($1.9 million). A deposit was placed with a European bank for EUR 1.7 million ($2.1 million). The deposit is in KEMET’s name, and KEMET receives any interest earned by this deposit. However, the deposit is pledged to the European bank, and the bank can use the money if a valid claim against the bank guarantee is made. The bank guarantee will remain valid until it is discharged by the beneficiary.

 

Fair Value Measurement

 

The Company utilizes three levels of inputs to measure the fair value of (a) nonfinancial assets and liabilities that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the Company’s consolidated financial statements on a recurring basis (at least annually) and (b) all financial assets and liabilities. Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. Valuation techniques used to measure fair value must maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.

 

The first two inputs are considered observable and the last is considered unobservable. The levels of inputs are as follows:

 

·                  Level 1—Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

·                  Level 2—Inputs other than Level 1 that are observable, either directly or indirectly, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.

 

·                  Level 3—Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

 

Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012 are as follows (amounts in thousands):

 

 

 

Carrying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Value

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Value

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30,

 

September 30,

 

Fair Value Measurement Using

 

March 31,

 

March 31,

 

Fair Value Measurement Using

 

 

 

2012

 

2012

 

Level 1

 

Level 2 (2)

 

Level 3

 

2012

 

2012

 

Level 1

 

Level 2 (2)

 

Level 3

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money markets (1)

 

$

26,239

 

$

26,239

 

$

26,239

 

$

 

$

 

$

26,215

 

$

26,215

 

$

26,215

 

$

 

$

 

Long-term debt

 

361,197

 

362,301

 

360,325

 

1,976

 

 

347,331

 

362,086

 

358,700

 

3,386

 

 

 

 

(1)       Included in the line item “Cash and cash equivalents” on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

(2)       The valuation approach used to calculate fair value was a discounted cash flow for each respective debt facility.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

A portion of sales is related to products designed to meet customer specific requirements. These products typically have stricter tolerances making them useful to the specific customer requesting the product and to customers with similar or less stringent requirements. The Company recognizes revenue when title to the products transfers to the customer.

 

A portion of sales is made to distributors under agreements allowing certain rights of return and price protection on unsold merchandise held by distributors. The Company’s distributor policy includes inventory price protection and “ship-from-stock and debit” (“SFSD”) programs common in the industry.

 

The SFSD program provides a mechanism for the distributor to meet a competitive price after obtaining authorization from the Company’s local sales office. This program allows the distributor to ship its higher-priced inventory and debit the Company for the difference between KEMET’s list price and the lower authorized price for that specific transaction. Management analyzes historical SFSD activity to determine the SFSD exposure on the global distributor inventory at the balance sheet date.  The establishment of these reserves is recognized as a component of the line item “Net sales” on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, while the associated reserves are included in the line item “Accounts receivable, net” on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

The Company provides a limited warranty to customers that the Company’s products meet certain specifications. The warranty period is generally limited to one year, and the Company’s liability under the warranty is generally limited to a replacement of the product or refund of the purchase price of the product. Warranty costs as a percentage of net sales were less than 1% for the quarters and six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011. The Company recognizes warranty costs when they are both probable and reasonably estimable.

 

Use of Estimates and Assumptions

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates, assumptions, and judgments. Estimates and assumptions are based on historical data and other assumptions that management believes are reasonable.  These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements. In addition, they affect the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.

 

The Company’s judgments are based on management’s assessment as to the effect certain estimates, assumptions, or future trends or events may have on the financial condition and results of operations reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. It is important that readers of these unaudited financial statements understand that actual results could differ from these estimates, assumptions, and judgments.

 

Inventories

 

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market.  The components of inventories are as follows (amounts in thousands):

 

 

 

September 30,
2012

 

March 31,
2012

 

Raw materials and supplies

 

$

90,403

 

$

86,845

 

Work in process

 

84,182

 

72,411

 

Finished goods

 

67,594

 

70,122

 

 

 

242,179

 

229,378

 

Inventory reserves

 

(17,406

)

(17,144

)

 

 

$

224,773

 

$

212,234