Concentrations of Risks
|9 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|Risks and Uncertainties [Abstract]|
|Concentrations of Risks||Concentrations of Risks
The Company sells to customers globally. Credit evaluations of its customers’ financial condition are performed periodically, and the Company generally does not require collateral from its customers. There were no accounts receivable balances from any customers exceeding 10% of gross accounts receivable as of December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2019.
Consistent with industry practice, the Company utilizes electronics distributors for a large percentage of its sales. Electronics distributors are an effective means to distribute the products to end-users and they accounted for 39.0% and 43.4% of the Company's net sales for the three months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, and 40.8% and 42.2% of net sales for the nine months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. One of the Company's customers, TTI, Inc., an electronics distributor, accounted for over 10% of the Company’s net sales for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018.
As previously reported, including as reported in “Item 3. Legal Proceedings” of the Company's 2019 Annual Report, KEMET and KEC, along with more than 20 other capacitor manufacturers and subsidiaries (including TOKIN), are defendants in a purported antitrust class action complaint, In re: Capacitors Antitrust Litigation, No. 3:14-cv-03264-JD, filed on December 4, 2014 with the United States District Court, Northern District of California (the "U.S. Class Action Complaint”). The complaint alleges a violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, for which it seeks injunctive and equitable relief and money damages. On November 8, 2019 KEMET and KEC entered into a settlement agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) with the plaintiffs in the U.S. Class Action Complaint by which, in consideration for the release of KEMET, KEC, and their affiliates from all claims relating in any way to the conduct alleged in the U.S. Class Action Complaint and from claims which could have been asserted in the U.S. Class Action Complaint to the extent they relate to the sale of capacitors in the United States, KEMET agreed to pay an aggregate of $62.0 million to the settlement class of plaintiffs. The Settlement Agreement is subject to court approval. Pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Agreement KEMET paid $10.0 million into an escrow account on
December 6, 2019. The remaining amount will be paid by KEMET within 12 months of the date of the Settlement Agreement. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement KEMET and KEC did not admit to any violation of any statute or law or any liability or wrongdoing.
The Company recognized the $62.0 million expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the nine months ended December 31, 2019 in the line item, “Antitrust class action settlements and regulatory costs.” The remaining payable is included in the line item, “Accrued expenses,” in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2019.
The entire disclosure for any concentrations existing at the date of the financial statements that make an entity vulnerable to a reasonably possible, near-term, severe impact. This disclosure informs financial statement users about the general nature of the risk associated with the concentration, and may indicate the percentage of concentration risk as of the balance sheet date.
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