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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended:
March 31, 2022
OR
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: 1-10026
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

216 Airport DriveRochesterNew Hampshire
(Address of principal executive offices)

14-0462060
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

03867
(Zip Code)

603-330-5850
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $0.001 par value per shareAIN
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Class B Common Stock, $0.001 par value per shareAIN
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files). Yes  No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes  No
The registrant had 31.5 million shares of Class A Common Stock and no shares of Class B Common Stock outstanding as of April 15, 2022.



ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page No.
Consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021



ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20222021
Net sales$244,169 $222,362 
Cost of goods sold152,565 133,816 
Gross profit91,604 88,546 
Selling, general, and administrative expenses42,707 37,195 
Technical and research expenses9,889 9,481 
Restructuring expenses, net254 52 
Operating income38,754 41,818 
Interest expense, net3,609 3,569 
Other expense/(income), net(3,928)600 
Income before income taxes39,073 37,649 
Income tax expense10,998 10,040 
Net income$28,075 $27,609 
Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest338 27 
Net income attributable to the Company$27,737 $27,582 
Earnings per share attributable to Company shareholders - Basic$0.87 $0.85 
Earnings per share attributable to Company shareholders - Diluted$0.87 $0.85 
Shares of the Company used in computing earnings per share:
Basic31,877 32,352 
Diluted31,961 32,401 
Dividends declared per share, Class A and Class B$0.21 $0.20 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements
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ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20222021
Net income$28,075 $27,609 
Other comprehensive income/(loss), before tax:
Foreign currency translation and other adjustments(1,551)(15,439)
Amortization of pension liability adjustments:
Prior service credit(1,123)(1,119)
Net actuarial loss971 1,109 
Payments and amortization related to interest rate swaps included in earnings1,696 1,476 
Derivative valuation adjustment11,721 (478)
Income taxes related to items of other comprehensive income/(loss):
Amortization of prior service credit344 336 
Amortization of net actuarial loss(297)(333)
Payments and amortization related to interest rate swaps included in earnings(430)(381)
Derivative valuation adjustment(2,969)135 
Comprehensive income/(loss)36,437 12,915 
Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interest394 (183)
Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to the Company$36,043 $13,098 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements
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ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
(unaudited)
March 31, 2022December 31, 2021
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents$307,415 $302,036 
Accounts receivable, net207,555 191,985 
Contract assets, net112,262 112,546 
Inventories123,835 117,882 
Income taxes prepaid and receivable126 1,958 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets37,387 32,394 
Total current assets$788,580 $758,801 
Property, plant and equipment, net431,860 436,417 
Intangibles, net37,170 39,081 
Goodwill180,785 182,124 
Deferred income taxes20,317 26,376 
Noncurrent receivables, net30,982 31,849 
Other assets90,367 81,416 
Total assets$1,580,061 $1,556,064 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Accounts payable$64,501 $68,954 
Accrued liabilities108,855 124,325 
Current maturities of long-term debt  
Income taxes payable4,711 14,887 
Total current liabilities178,067 208,166 
Long-term debt427,000 350,000 
Other noncurrent liabilities99,498 107,794 
Deferred taxes and other liabilities11,244 12,499 
Total liabilities715,809 678,459 
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Preferred stock, par value $5.00 per share; authorized 2,000,000 shares; none issued
  
Class A Common Stock, par value $.001 per share; authorized 100,000,000 shares; 40,781,434 issued in 2022 and 40,760,577 in 2021
41 41 
Class B Common Stock, par value $.001 per share; authorized 25,000,000 shares; none issued and outstanding in 2022 and 104 in 2021
  
Additional paid in capital437,748 436,996 
Retained earnings884,133 863,057 
Accumulated items of other comprehensive income:
Translation adjustments(107,610)(105,880)
Pension and postretirement liability adjustments(38,416)(38,490)
Derivative valuation adjustment8,404 (1,614)
Treasury stock (Class A), at cost; 9,179,776 shares in 2022 and 8,665,090 shares in 2021
(324,080)(280,143)
Total Company shareholders' equity860,220 873,967 
Noncontrolling interest4,032 3,638 
Total equity864,252 877,605 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$1,580,061 $1,556,064 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements
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ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20222021
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income$28,075 $27,609 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in)/provided by operating activities:
Depreciation15,597 16,589 
Amortization2,165 2,293 
Change in deferred taxes and other liabilities1,792 4,442 
Impairment of property, plant, equipment, and inventory2,868 185 
Non-cash interest expense282 45 
Compensation and benefits paid or payable in Class A Common Stock745 (13)
Provision for credit losses from uncollected receivables and contract assets1,858 (110)
Foreign currency remeasurement (gain)/loss on intercompany loans(2,385)(308)
Fair value adjustment on foreign currency options(977)139
Changes in operating assets and liabilities that (used)/provided cash:
Accounts receivable(15,674)(3,236)
Contract assets272 16,104 
Inventories(7,549)(8,563)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets(1,976)(899)
Income taxes prepaid and receivable1,829 (1,465)
Accounts payable(375)9,188 
Accrued liabilities(19,350)(19,485)
Income taxes payable(10,890)(8,077)
Noncurrent receivables614 488 
Other noncurrent liabilities(1,914)(2,097)
Other, net(398)857 
Net cash (used in)/provided by operating activities(5,391)33,686 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(15,719)(12,534)
Purchased software(35)(2)
Net cash used in investing activities(15,754)(12,536)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from borrowings77,000 8,000 
Principal payments on debt (22,007)
Principal payments on finance lease liabilities(390)(349)
Purchase of Treasury shares(42,230) 
Taxes paid in lieu of share issuance(770)(998)
Proceeds from options exercised7 128 
Dividends paid(6,742)(6,468)
Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities26,875 (21,694)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents(351)(2,901)
Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents5,379 (3,445)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period302,036 241,316 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$307,415 $237,871 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements
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ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited)
1. Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of results for such periods. Albany International Corp. (Albany, the Registrant, the Company, we, us, or our) consolidates the financial results of its subsidiaries for all periods presented. The results for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year.
The preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in Albany International Corp.’s Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying Notes. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates.
The information included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with Albany International Corp.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021.

2. Reportable Segments and Revenue Recognition
In accordance with applicable disclosure guidance for enterprise segments and related information, the internal organization that is used by management for making operating decisions and assessing performance is used as the basis for our reportable segments.
Machine Clothing:
The Machine Clothing (“MC”) segment supplies permeable and impermeable belts used in the manufacture of paper, paperboard, tissue and towel, nonwovens, fiber cement and several other industrial applications. We sell our MC products directly to customer end-users in countries across the globe. Our products, manufacturing processes, and distribution channels for MC are substantially the same in each region of the world in which we operate.
We design, manufacture, and market paper machine clothing (used in the manufacturing of paper, paperboard, tissue and towel) for each section of the paper machine and for every grade of paper. Paper machine clothing products are customized, consumable products of technologically sophisticated design that utilize polymeric materials in a complex structure.
Albany Engineered Composites:
The Albany Engineered Composites (“AEC”) segment provides highly engineered, advanced composite structures to customers in the commercial and defense aerospace industries. The segment includes Albany Safran Composites, LLC (“ASC”), in which our customer SAFRAN Group (“Safran”) owns a 10 percent noncontrolling interest. AEC, through ASC, is the exclusive supplier of the LEAP program of advanced composite fan blades and fan cases under a long-term supply contract.The LEAP engine is used on the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX family of jets. AEC's largest aerospace customer is the SAFRAN Group and sales to SAFRAN (consisting primarily of fan blades and cases for CFM's LEAP engine) accounted for approximately 12 percent of the Company's consolidated Net sales in 2021. AEC net sales to Safran were $40.4 million and $27.7 million in the first three months of 2022 and 2021, respectively. The total of Accounts receivable, Contract assets and Noncurrent receivables due from Safran amounted to $83.7 million and $79.6 million as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.
Other significant programs by AEC include the F-35, Boeing 787, Sikorsky CH-53K and JASSM programs. AEC also supplies vacuum waste tanks for the Boeing 7-Series programs, and specialty components for the Rolls Royce lift fan on the F-35, as well as the fan case for the GE9X engine. In 2021, approximately 47 percent of AEC sales were related to U.S. government contracts or programs.
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The following tables show data by reportable segment, reconciled to consolidated totals included in the financial statements:
Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands)
20222021
Net sales
Machine Clothing
$154,062 $148,206 
Albany Engineered Composites90,107 74,156 
Consolidated total
$244,169 $222,362 
Operating income/(loss)
Machine Clothing
$49,644 $50,363 
Albany Engineered Composites1,195 2,938 
Corporate expenses
(12,085)(11,483)
Operating income$38,754 $41,818 
Reconciling items:
Interest income(652)(529)
Interest expense
4,261 4,098 
Other expense/(income), net(3,928)600 
Income before income taxes
$39,073 $37,649 

A subsidiary within our Machine Clothing segment has been a partner in a joint venture (“JV”) that supplies paper machine clothing products to local papermakers in Russia. In March 2022, we made the decision to cease doing business in Russia, including giving notice to our JV partner of our intent to exit the venture. As a result, we recognized $1.8 million expense in the consolidated statement of operations, representing reserves against the risk of uncollectible customer receivables and obsolescence of certain inventory destined for Russian customers. We also wrote down the net book value of our investment in the aforementioned JV to reflect our intent to exit such venture, resulting in $0.8 million impairment loss during the first quarter of 2022.
The table below presents restructuring costs by reportable segment:
Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands)20222021
Machine Clothing$243 $(69)
Albany Engineered Composites 89 
Corporate expenses11 32 
Total$254 $52 

Revenue Recognition:
Products and services provided under long-term contracts represent a significant portion of sales in the Albany Engineered Composites segment and we account for these contracts using the percentage of completion (actual cost to estimated cost) method. That method requires significant judgment and estimation, which could be considerably different if the underlying circumstances were to change. When adjustments in estimated contract revenues or costs are required, any changes from prior estimates are included in earnings in the period the change occurs. Changes in the estimated profitability of long-term contracts could be caused by increases or decreases in the contract value, revisions to customer delivery requirements, updated labor or overhead rates, factors affecting the supply chain, changes in the evaluation of contract risks and opportunities, or other factors. Changes in the estimated profitability of long-term contracts decreased operating income by $0.7 million during the first three months of 2022, compared to an insignificant effect in the same period last year.
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We disaggregate revenue earned from contracts with customers for each of our business segments and product groups based on the timing of revenue recognition, and groupings used for internal review purposes.
The following table disaggregates revenue for each product group by timing of revenue recognition:
Three months ended March 31, 2022
(in thousands)
Point in Time Revenue
Recognition
Over Time Revenue
Recognition
Total
Machine Clothing$153,163 $899 $154,062 
Albany Engineered Composites
ASC
 39,712 39,712 
Other AEC3,913 46,482 50,395 
Total Albany Engineered Composites
3,913 86,194 90,107 
                                         
Total revenue$157,076 $87,093 $244,169 
Three months ended March 31, 2021
(in thousands)
Point in Time Revenue
Recognition
Over Time Revenue
Recognition
Total
Machine Clothing$147,341 $865 $148,206 
Albany Engineered Composites
ASC
 27,084 27,084 
Other AEC3,880 43,192 47,072 
Total Albany Engineered Composites
3,880 70,276 74,156 
Total revenue
$151,221 $71,141 $222,362 

The following table disaggregates MC segment revenue by significant product groupings (paper machine clothing (PMC) and engineered fabrics), and, for PMC, the geographical region to which the paper machine clothing was sold:
Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands)
20222021
Americas PMC$76,616 $73,302 
Eurasia PMC
55,486 55,143 
Engineered Fabrics21,960 19,761 
Total Machine Clothing Net sales
$154,062 $148,206 

We do not disclose the value of unsatisfied performance obligations for contracts with an original expected duration of one year or less. Contracts in the MC segment are generally for periods of less than a year. Most contracts in the AEC segment are short duration firm-fixed-price orders representing performance obligations with an original maturity of less than one year. Remaining performance obligations on contracts that had an original duration of greater than one year totaled $263 million and $76 million as of March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and related primarily to firm contracts in the AEC segment. Of the remaining performance obligations as of March 31, 2022, we expect to recognize as revenue approximately $79 million during 2022, $45 million during 2023, $38 million during 2024, and the remainder thereafter.


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3. Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans
The Company has defined benefit pension plans covering certain U.S. and non-U.S. employees. The Company also provides certain postretirement benefits to retired employees in the U.S. and Canada. The Company accrues the cost of providing these benefits during the active service period of the employees.
The composition of the net periodic benefit cost for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, was as follows:
Pension plans
Other postretirement benefits
(in thousands)
2022202120222021
Components of net periodic benefit cost:
Service cost
$355 $545 $29 $33 
Interest cost1,417 1,338 305 276 
Expected return on assets
(1,706)(1,606)  
Amortization of prior service cost/(credit)(1)3 (1,122)(1,122)
Amortization of net actuarial loss
500 544 471 565 
Net periodic benefit cost$565 $824 $(317)$(248)
The amount of net periodic benefit cost is determined at the beginning of each year and generally only varies from quarter to quarter when a significant event occurs, such as a curtailment or a settlement. There were no such events in the first three months of 2022 or 2021.
Service cost for defined benefit pension and postretirement plans are reported in the same line item as other compensation costs arising from services rendered by the pertinent employees during the period. Other components of net periodic benefit cost are included in the line item Other (income)/expense, net in the Consolidated Statements of Income.

4. Other (Income)/Expense, net
The components of Other (Income)/Expense, net are:
Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands)
20222021
Currency transaction (gains)/losses$(3,741)$166 
Bank fees and amortization of debt issuance costs
96 107 
Components of net periodic pension and postretirement cost other than service cost(136)(2)
Other
(147)329 
Total$(3,928)$600 

Other (income)/expense, net, included foreign currency related transactions which resulted in gains of $3.7 million in the first three months of 2022, as compared to losses of $0.2 million in the same period last year. Current year gains were primarily driven by the remeasurement of intercompany demand loans payable by a Mexican subsidiary.
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5. Income Taxes
The following table presents components of income tax expense for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021:
Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands, except percentages)
20222021
Income tax based on income from continuing operations (1)$10,942 $11,332 
Income tax before discrete items
10,942 11,332 
Discrete tax expense:
Exercise of U.S. stock options(9)(142)
Impact of amended tax returns(81)(645)
Adjustments of prior year estimated taxes104 (751)
Changes in uncertain tax positions6 278 
Other36 (32)
Total income tax expense$10,998 $10,040 
(1) Calculated at estimated tax rates of 28.0% and 30.1%, respectively
Income tax expense for the quarter was computed in accordance with ASC 740-270, Income Taxes – Interim Reporting. Under this method, loss jurisdictions, which cannot recognize a tax benefit with regard to their generated losses, are excluded from the annual effective tax rate (AETR) calculation and their taxes will be recorded discretely in each quarter.
In the first quarter of 2021, the Company recorded a net tax benefit of $1.4 million related to the impact of U.S. amended tax returns and a U.S. adjustment of prior year estimated taxes. Additionally, the Company recorded an expense of $0.3 million related to the establishment of a foreign uncertain tax position.

6. Earnings Per Share
The amounts used in computing earnings per share and the weighted average number of shares of potentially dilutive securities are as follows:
Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands, except market price and earnings per share)
20222021
Net income attributable to the Company$27,737 $27,582 
Weighted average number of shares:
Weighted average number of shares used in calculating basic net income per share
31,877 32,352 
Effect of dilutive stock-based compensation plans:
Stock options 3 
RSU and MPP shares84 46 
Weighted average number of shares used in calculating diluted net income per share31,961 32,401 
Average market price of common stock used for calculation of dilutive shares$86.09 $79.30 
Net income attributable to the Company per share:
Basic$0.87 $0.85 
Diluted$0.87 $0.85 

7. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (AOCI)
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The table below presents changes in the components of AOCI for the period December 31, 2021 to March 31, 2022:
(in thousands)
Translation
adjustments
Pension and
postretirement
liability
adjustments
Derivative
valuation
adjustment
Total Other
Comprehensive
Income
December 31, 2021$(105,880)$(38,490)$(1,614)$(145,984)
Other comprehensive income/(loss) before reclassifications, net of tax
(1,730)179 8,752 7,201 
Interest expense related to swaps reclassified to the Consolidated Statements of Income, net of tax  1,266 1,266 
Pension and postretirement liability adjustments reclassified to Consolidated Statements of Income, net of tax
 (105) (105)
Net current period other comprehensive income(1,730)74 10,018 8,362 
March 31, 2022$(107,610)$(38,416)$8,404 $(137,622)

The table below presents changes in the components of AOCI for the period December 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021:
(in thousands)
Translation
adjustments
Pension and
postretirement
liability
adjustments
Derivative
valuation
adjustment
Total Other
Comprehensive
Income
December 31, 2020$(83,203)$(39,661)$(9,544)$(132,408)
Other comprehensive income/(loss) before reclassifications, net of tax(15,955)516 (343)(15,782)
Interest expense related to swaps reclassified to the Consolidated Statements of Income, net of tax  1,095 1,095 
Pension and postretirement liability adjustments reclassified to Consolidated Statements of Income, net of tax (7) (7)
Net current period other comprehensive income(15,955)509 752 (14,694)
March 31, 2021$(99,158)$(39,152)$(8,792)$(147,102)
The components of our Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income that are reclassified to the Statement of Income relate to our pension and postretirement plans and interest rate swaps.













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The table below presents the expense/(income) amounts reclassified from AOCI, and the line items of the Statement of Income that were affected for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021:
Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands)
20222021
Pretax Derivative valuation reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income:
Expense/(income) related to interest rate swaps included in Income before taxes (a)
$1,696 $1,476 
Income tax effect(430)(381)
Effect on net income due to items reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
$1,266 $1,095 
Pretax pension and postretirement liabilities reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income:
Amortization of prior service credit(1,123)(1,119)
Amortization of net actuarial loss
971 1,109 
Total pretax amount reclassified (b)(152)(10)
Income tax effect
47 3 
Effect on net income due to items reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income$(105)$(7)
(a)Included in Interest expense, net are payments related to the interest rate swap agreements and amortization of swap buyouts (see Notes 13 and 14).
(b)These accumulated other comprehensive income components are included in the computation of net periodic pension cost (see Note 3).

8. Noncontrolling Interest
Effective October 31, 2013, Safran S.A. (Safran) acquired a 10 percent equity interest in a new Albany subsidiary, Albany Safran Composites, LLC (ASC). The table below presents a reconciliation of income attributable to the noncontrolling interest and noncontrolling equity in the Company’s subsidiary Albany Safran Composites, LLC:
Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands, except percentages)20222021
Net income/(loss) of Albany Safran Composites (ASC)$3,702 $585 
Less: Return attributable to the Company's preferred holding319 318 
Net /income/(loss) of ASC available for common ownership$3,383 $267 
Ownership percentage of noncontrolling shareholder10 %10 %
Net /income/(loss) attributable to the noncontrolling interest$338 $27 
Noncontrolling interest, beginning of year$3,638 $3,799 
Net income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest338 27 
Changes in other comprehensive income attributable to the noncontrolling interest56 (210)
Noncontrolling interest, end of interim period$4,032 $3,616 

9. Accounts Receivable
Accounts receivable includes trade receivables. In connection with certain sales in Asia, the Company accepts a bank promissory note as customer payment. The notes may be presented for payment at maturity, which is less than one year. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, Accounts receivable consisted of the following:
(in thousands)
March 31,
2022
December 31,
2021
Trade and other accounts receivable$186,462 $168,046 
Bank promissory notes
24,609 26,284 
Allowance for expected credit losses(3,516)(2,345)
Accounts receivable, net
$207,555 $191,985 

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The Company has Noncurrent receivables in the AEC segment that represent revenue earned, which has extended payment terms. The Noncurrent receivables will be invoiced to the customer over a 10-year period, which began in 2020. As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, Noncurrent receivables consisted of the following:
(in thousands)
March 31,
2022
December 31,
2021
Noncurrent receivables$31,177 $32,049 
Allowance for expected credit losses
(195)(200)
Noncurrent receivables, net$30,982 $31,849 


10. Contract Assets and Liabilities
Contract assets includes unbilled amounts typically resulting from sales under contracts when the cost-to-cost method of revenue recognition is utilized, and revenue recognized exceeds the amount billed to the customer. Contract assets are transferred to Accounts receivable, net when the entitlement to pay becomes unconditional. Contract liabilities include advance payments and billings in excess of revenue recognized. Contract liabilities are included in Accrued liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Contract assets and Contract liabilities are reported on the Consolidated Balance Sheets in a net position on a contract-by-contract basis at the end of each reporting period.
As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, Contract assets and Contract liabilities consisted of the following:
(in thousands)
March 31,
2022
December 31,
2021
Contract assets$112,967 $113,249 
Allowance for expected credit losses
(705)(703)
Contract assets, net$112,262 $112,546 
Contract liabilities$5,293 $6,959 

Contract assets decreased $0.3 million during the three-month period ended March 31, 2022. The decrease was primarily due to invoicing to customers exceeding revenue recognized for satisfied performance obligations for contracts that were in a contract asset position. There were no impairment losses related to our Contract assets during the three month periods ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021.
Contract liabilities decreased $1.7 million during the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, primarily due to revenue recognized from satisfied performance obligations exceeding amounts invoiced to customers that were in a contract liability position. Revenue recognized for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 that was included in the Contract liability balance at the beginning of the year was $4.8 million and $4.3 million, respectively.

11. Inventories
Costs included in inventories are raw materials, labor, supplies and allocable depreciation and overhead. Raw material inventories are valued on an average cost basis. Other inventory cost elements are valued at cost, using the first-in, first-out method. The Company writes down the inventories for estimated obsolescence, and to lower of cost or net realizable value based upon assumptions about future demand and market conditions. If actual demand or market conditions are less favorable than those projected by the Company, additional inventory write-downs may be required. Once established, the original cost of the inventory less the related write-down represents the new cost basis of such inventories.
As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, Inventories consisted of the following:
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(in thousands)
March 31, 2022December 31, 2021
Raw materials$58,493 $58,689 
Work in process
48,297 44,839 
Finished goods17,045 14,354 
Total inventories
$123,835 $117,882 

12. Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of the net tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired in each business combination. Goodwill and intangible assets with indefinite useful lives are not amortized, but are tested for impairment at least annually. Our reportable segments are consistent with our operating segments.
In the second quarter of 2021, management applied the qualitative assessment approach in performing its annual evaluation of goodwill for the Company's Machine Clothing reporting unit and three AEC reporting units and concluded that each reporting unit’s fair value continued to exceed its carrying value. In addition, there were no amounts at risk due to the estimated excess between the fair and carrying values. Accordingly, no impairment charges were recorded.
When a quantitative assessment is performed, determining the fair value of a reporting unit requires the use of significant estimates and assumptions, including revenue growth rates, operating margins, discount rates, and future market conditions, among others. Goodwill and other long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events, such as significant changes in the business climate, plant closures, changes in product offerings, or other circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable.
To determine fair value, we utilize two market-based approaches and an income approach. Under the market-based approaches, we utilize information regarding the Company, as well as publicly available industry information, to determine earnings multiples and sales multiples. Under the income approach, we determine fair value based on estimated future cash flows of each reporting unit, discounted by an estimated weighted-average cost of capital, which reflects the overall level of inherent risk of a reporting unit and the rate of return an outside investor would expect to earn.


13. Financial Instruments
Long-term debt, principally to banks and noteholders, consists of:
(in thousands, except interest rates)
March 31, 2022December 31, 2021
Revolving credit agreement with borrowings outstanding at an end of period interest rate of 3.42% in 2022 and 3.74% in 2021 (including the effect of interest rate hedging transactions, as described below), due in 2024
$427,000 $350,000 
We had no current maturities of Long-term debt as of March 31, 2022 or December 31, 2021.
On October 27, 2020, we entered into a $700 million unsecured Four-Year Revolving Credit Facility Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) which amended and restated the prior amended and restated $685 million Five-Year Revolving Credit Facility Agreement, which we had entered into on November 7, 2017 (the “Prior Agreement”). Under the Credit Agreement, $427 million of borrowings were outstanding as of March 31, 2022. The applicable interest rate for borrowings was LIBOR plus a spread, based on our leverage ratio at the time of borrowing. At the time of the last borrowing on March 31, 2022, the spread was 1.625%. The spread was based on a pricing grid, which ranged from 1.500% to 2.000%, based on our leverage ratio. Based on our maximum leverage ratio and our Consolidated EBITDA, and without modification to any other credit agreements, as of March 31, 2022, we would have been able to borrow an additional $273 million under the Agreement.
The Credit Agreement contains customary terms, as well as affirmative covenants, negative covenants and events of default that are comparable to those in the Prior Agreement. The Borrowings are guaranteed by certain of the Company’s subsidiaries.
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Our ability to borrow additional amounts under the Credit Agreement is conditional upon the absence of any defaults, as well as the absence of any material adverse change (as defined in the Credit Agreement).

On June 14, 2021, we entered into interest rate swap agreements for the period October 17, 2022 through October 27, 2024. These transactions have the effect of fixing the LIBOR portion of the effective interest rate (before addition of the spread) on $350 million of indebtedness drawn under the Credit Agreement at the rate of 0.838% during the period. Under the terms of these transactions, we pay the fixed rate of 0.838% and the counterparties pay a floating rate based on the one-month LIBOR rate at each monthly calculation date, which on March 16, 2022 was 0.44%.
On November 28, 2017, we entered into interest rate swap agreements for the period December 18, 2017 through October 17, 2022. These transactions have the effect of fixing the LIBOR portion of the effective interest rate (before addition of the spread) on $350 million of indebtedness drawn under the Credit Agreement at the rate of 2.11% during the period. Under the terms of these transactions, we pay the fixed rate of 2.11% and the counterparties pay a floating rate based on the one-month LIBOR rate at each monthly calculation date, which on March 16, 2022 was 0.44%, during the swap period. On March 16, 2022, the all-in-rate on the $350 million of debt was 3.735%.
These interest rate swaps are accounted for as a hedge of future cash flows, as further described in Note 14. No cash collateral was received or pledged in relation to the swap agreements.
Under the Credit Agreement, we are currently required to maintain a leverage ratio (as defined in the agreement) of not greater than 3.50 to 1.00 and minimum interest coverage (as defined) of 3.00 to 1.00.
As of March 31, 2022, our leverage ratio was 1.32 to 1.00 and our interest coverage ratio was 14.80 to 1.00. We may purchase our Common Stock or pay dividends to the extent our leverage ratio remains at or below 3.50 to 1.00, and may make acquisitions with cash, provided our leverage ratio does not exceed the limits noted above.
Indebtedness under the Credit Agreement is ranked equally in right of payment to all unsecured senior debt. We were in compliance with all debt covenants as of March 31, 2022.

Currently, our Credit Agreement and certain of our derivative instruments reference one-month USD LIBOR-based rates, which are set to discontinue after June 30, 2023. Regulators in the U.S. and other jurisdictions have been working to replace these rates with alternative reference interest rates that are supported by transactions in liquid and observable markets, such as the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) for USD LIBOR. Our Credit Agreement contains provisions specifying alternative interest rate calculations to be employed when LIBOR ceases to be available as a benchmark and we have adhered to the ISDA IBOR Fallbacks Protocol, which will govern our derivatives upon the final cessation of USD LIBOR. ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform, helps limit the accounting impact from contract modifications, including hedging relationships, due to the transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates that are completed by December 31, 2022. We adopted certain provisions of ASU 2020-04 during 2021. While we currently do not expect a significant impact to our operating results, financial position or cash flows from the transition from LIBOR to alternative reference interest rates, we will continue to monitor the impact of this transition until it is completed.

14. Fair-Value Measurements
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 at the measurement date. Accounting principles establish a hierarchy for inputs used in measuring fair value that maximizes the use of observable inputs and minimizes the use of unobservable inputs by requiring that the most observable inputs be used when available. Level 3 inputs are unobservable data points for the asset or liability, and include situations in which there is little, if any, market activity for the asset or liability. We had no Level 3 financial assets or liabilities at March 31, 2022, or at December 31, 2021.
The following table presents the fair-value hierarchy for our Level 1 and Level 2 financial and non-financial assets and liabilities, which are measured at fair value on a recurring basis:
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March 31, 2022December 31, 2021
Quoted
prices in
active
markets
Significant
other
observable
inputs
Quoted
prices in
active
markets
Significant
other
observable
inputs
(in thousands)
(Level 1)
(Level 2)
(Level 1)
(Level 2)
Fair Value
Assets:
Cash equivalents$19,058 $ $20,665 $ 
Other Assets:
Common stock of unaffiliated foreign public company (a)689  702  
Interest rate swaps13,519  3,328 
Liabilities:
Interest rate swaps (1,941) (5,176)
(a)Original cost basis $0.5 million.

Cash equivalents include short-term securities that are considered to be highly liquid and easily tradable. These securities are valued using inputs observable in active markets for identical securities.
The interest rate swaps are accounted for as hedges of future cash flows. The fair value of our interest rate swaps are derived from a discounted cash flow analysis based on the terms of the contract and the interest rate curve, and is included in Other assets and/or Other noncurrent liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Amounts determined to be due within one year are reclassified to Other current assets and/or Accrued liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Unrealized gains and losses on the swaps flow through the caption Derivative valuation adjustment in the Shareholders’ equity section of the Consolidated Balance Sheets. As of March 31, 2022, these interest rate swaps were determined to be highly effective hedges of interest rate cash flow risk. Amounts accumulated in Other comprehensive income are reclassified as Interest expense, net when the related interest payments (that is, the hedged forecasted transactions), and amortization related to the swap buyouts, affect earnings. Interest (income)/expense related to payments under the active swap agreements totaled $1.7 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2022, and $1.7 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2021. Additionally, non-cash interest income related to the amortization of swap buyouts totaled $0.0 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2022 and $0.3 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2021.
We operate our business in many regions of the world, and currency rate movements can have a significant effect on operating results. Foreign currency instruments are entered into periodically, and consist of foreign currency option contracts and forward contracts that are valued using quoted prices in active markets obtained from independent pricing sources. These instruments are measured using market foreign exchange prices and are recorded in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as Other current assets and Accounts payable, as applicable. Changes in fair value of these instruments are recorded as gains or losses within Other (income)/expense, net.
When exercised, the foreign currency instruments are net settled with the same financial institution that bought or sold them. For all positions, whether options or forward contracts, there is risk from the possible inability of the financial institution to meet the terms of the contracts and the risk of unfavorable changes in interest and currency rates, which may reduce the value of the instruments. We seek to mitigate risk by evaluating the creditworthiness of counterparties and by monitoring the currency exchange and interest rate markets while reviewing the hedging risks and contracts to ensure compliance with our internal guidelines and policies.







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(Gains)/losses related to changes in fair value of derivative instruments that were recognized in Other (income)/expense, net in the Consolidated Statements of Income were as follows:
Three months ended March 31,
(in thousands)20222021
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
Foreign currency options (gains)/losses$(977)$140 


15. Contingencies
Asbestos Litigation
Albany International Corp. is a defendant in suits brought in various courts in the United States by plaintiffs who allege that they have suffered personal injury as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing paper machine clothing synthetic dryer fabrics marketed during the period from 1967 to 1976 and used in certain paper mills.
We were defending 3,616 claims as of March 31, 2022.
The following table sets forth the number of claims filed, the number of claims settled, dismissed or otherwise resolved, and the aggregate settlement amount during the periods presented:
Year ended December 31,
Opening
Number of
Claims
Claims
Dismissed,
Settled, or
Resolved
New Claims
Closing
Number of
Claims
Amounts Paid
(thousands) to
Settle or
Resolve
20213,615 32 26 3,609 93 
2022 (As of March 31)3,609 2 9 3,616 $ 

We anticipate that additional claims will be filed against the Company and related companies in the future but are unable to predict the number and timing of such future claims. Due to the fact that information sufficient to meaningfully estimate a range of possible loss of a particular claim is typically not available until late in the discovery process, we do not believe a meaningful estimate can be made regarding the range of possible loss with respect to pending or future claims and therefore are unable to estimate a range of reasonably possible loss in excess of amounts already accrued for pending or future claims.
While we believe we have meritorious defenses to these claims, we have settled certain claims for amounts we consider reasonable given the facts and circumstances of each case. Our insurance carrier has defended each case and funded settlements under a standard reservation of rights. As of March 31, 2022, we had resolved, by means of settlement or dismissal, 37,982 claims. The total cost of resolving all claims was $10.5 million. Of this amount, almost 100% was paid by our insurance carrier, who has confirmed that we have approximately $140 million of remaining coverage under primary and excess policies that should be available with respect to current and future asbestos claims.
The Company’s subsidiary, Brandon Drying Fabrics, Inc. (“Brandon”), is also a separate defendant in many of the asbestos cases in which Albany is named as a defendant, despite never having manufactured any fabrics containing asbestos. While Brandon was defending against 7,709 claims as of March 31, 2022, only twelve claims have been filed against Brandon since January 1, 2012, and only $15,000 in settlement costs have been incurred since 2001. Brandon was acquired by the Company in 1999 and has its own insurance policies covering periods prior to 1999. Since 2004, Brandon’s insurance carriers have covered 100% of indemnification and defense costs, subject to policy limits and a standard reservation of rights.
In some of these asbestos cases, the Company is named both as a direct defendant and as the “successor in interest” to Mount Vernon Mills (“Mount Vernon”). We acquired certain assets from Mount Vernon in 1993. Certain plaintiffs allege injury caused by asbestos-containing products alleged to have been sold by Mount Vernon many years prior to this acquisition. Mount Vernon is contractually obligated to indemnify the Company against any liability arising out of such products. We deny any liability for products sold by Mount Vernon prior to the acquisition of the
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Mount Vernon assets. Pursuant to its contractual indemnification obligations, Mount Vernon has assumed the defense of these claims. On this basis, we have successfully moved for dismissal in a number of actions.
We currently do not anticipate, based on currently available information, that the ultimate resolution of the aforementioned proceedings will have a material adverse effect on the financial position, results of operations, or cash flows of the Company. Although we cannot predict the number and timing of future claims, based on the foregoing factors, the trends in claims filed against us, and available insurance, we also do not currently anticipate that potential future claims will have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

16. Changes in Shareholders’ Equity
The following table summarizes changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the period December 31, 2021 to March 31, 2022:
Class A
Common Stock
Class B
Common Stock
Additional paid-in capital
Retained earnings
Accumulated items of other comprehensive income
Class A
Treasury Stock
Noncontrolling Interest
Total Equity
(in thousands)
Shares
Amount
Shares
Amount
Shares
Amount
December 31, 202140,760 $41  $ $436,996 $863,057 $(145,984)8,665 $(280,143)$3,638 $877,605 
Net income— — — — — 27,737 — — — 338 28,075 
Compensation and benefits paid or payable in shares21 — — 745 — — — — — 745 
Options exercised — — — 7 — — — — — 7 
Shares issued to Directors'— — — — — — — — —  
Purchase of Treasury shares (a)— — — — — — — 515 (43,937)— (43,937)
Dividends declared
Class A Common Stock, $0.21 per share
— — — — — (6,661)— — — — (6,661)
Class B Common Stock, $0.21 per share
— — — — —  — — — —  
Cumulative translation adjustments— — — — — — (1,730)— — 56 (1,674)
Pension and postretirement liability adjustments— — — — — — 74 — — — 74 
Derivative valuation adjustment— — — — — — 10,018 — — — 10,018 
March 31, 202240,781 $41  $ $437,748 $884,133 $(137,622)9,180 $(324,080)$4,032 $864,252 
The following table summarizes changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the period December 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021:
Class A
Common Stock
Class B
Common Stock
Additional paid-in capital
Retained earnings
Accumulated 
items of other comprehensive income
Class A
Treasury Stock
Noncontrolling Interest
Total Equity
(in thousands)
Shares
Amount
Shares
Amount
Shares
Amount
December 31, 202039,115 $39 1,618 $2 $433,696 $770,746 $(132,408)8,391