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Concentrations of Risks

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Note 15. Concentrations of Risks

 

Sales and Credit Risks

 

The Company sells to customers globally.  Credit evaluations of the Company’s customers’ financial condition are performed periodically, and the Company generally does not require collateral from its customers.  One customer, TTI, Inc., accounted for over 10% of the Company’s net sales in the quarters and six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011.  There were no customers’ accounts receivable balances exceeding 10% of gross accounts receivable at September 30, 2012 or March 31, 2012.

 

Electronics distributors are an important distribution channel in the electronics industry and accounted for 44% of the Company’s net sales in the six months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011.  As a result of the Company’s concentration of sales to electronics distributors, the Company may experience fluctuations in the Company’s operating results as electronics distributors experience fluctuations in end-market demand or adjust their inventory stocking levels.

 

Employee Risks

 

As of September 30, 2012, KEMET had approximately 10,000 employees in the following locations:

 

Mexico

 

5,000

 

Asia

 

2,500

 

Europe

 

1,900

 

United States

 

600

 

 

The number of employees represented by labor organizations at KEMET locations in each of the following countries is:

 

Mexico

 

3,400

 

Italy

 

700

 

Bulgaria

 

250

 

Indonesia

 

200

 

China

 

200

 

Finland

 

200

 

Portugal

 

100

 

Sweden

 

100

 

 

For fiscal year 2012 and the current fiscal year to date, the Company has not experienced any major work stoppages. The Company’s labor costs in Mexico, Asia and various locations in Europe are denominated in local currencies, and a significant depreciation or appreciation of the United States dollar against the local currencies would increase or decrease labor costs.