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Price66.60 EPS6
Shares34 P/E11
MCap2,284 P/FCF11
Net Debt1,071 EBIT324
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AXE 10Q Quarterly Report

Part I. Financial Information
Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 2. Debt
Note 3. Legal Contingencies
Note 4. Income Taxes
Note 5. Pension Plans
Note 6. Stockholders' Equity
Note 7. Business Segments
Note 8. Summarized Financial Information of Anixter Inc.
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
Part II. Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Item 6. Exhibits
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Anixter Earnings 2020-04-03

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow
5.04.03.02.01.00.02012201420172020
Assets, Equity
2.31.81.40.90.50.02012201420172020
Rev, G Profit, Net Income
0.50.2-0.1-0.3-0.6-0.92012201420172020
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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 April 3, 2020
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 001-10212
ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware  94-1658138
(State or other jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2301 Patriot Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026
(224) 521-8000
(Address and telephone number of principal executive offices)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $1 par valueAXENew York Stock Exchange

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, 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 filerAccelerated 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  
At April 20, 2020, 34,001,490 shares of registrant’s Common Stock, $1 par value, were outstanding.




TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
  Page
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)
Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
Item 6.
Exhibits
This report may contain various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes”, “expects”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “contemplates”, “estimates”, “plans”, “projects”, “should”, “may”, “will” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology indicating our expectations or beliefs concerning future events. We caution that such statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, a number of which are identified in this report. Other factors could also cause actual results to differ materially from expected results included in these statements. These factors include but are not limited to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, general economic conditions, the level of customer demand particularly for capital projects in the markets we serve, changes in supplier or customer relationships, risks associated with nonconforming products and services, political, economic or currency risks related to non-U.S. operations, new or changed competitors, risks associated with inventory and accounts receivable, copper and commodity price fluctuations, risks associated with substantial debt and restrictions contained in financial and operating covenants in our debt agreements, capital project volumes, risks associated with pension expense and funding, compliance with laws and regulations, the impact of investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks, information security risks, disruption or failure of information systems, disruptions to logistics capability or supply chain, the impact and the uncertainty concerning the timing and terms of the withdrawal by the United Kingdom from the European Union, unanticipated changes in our tax provision and tax liabilities related to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and risks associated with the integration of acquired companies including, but not limited to, the risk that the acquisitions may not provide us with the synergies or other benefits that were anticipated.

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME
(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended
April 3,
2020
March 29,
2019
(In millions, except per share amounts) 
Net sales$2,071.7  $2,108.5  
Cost of goods sold1,655.3  1,689.6  
Gross profit416.4  418.9  
Operating expenses345.0  344.3  
Operating income71.4  74.6  
Other expense:
Interest expense(16.8) (20.4) 
Other, net(6.6) 1.8  
Income before income taxes48.0  56.0  
Income tax expense12.3  16.9  
Net income$35.7  $39.1  
Income per share:
    Basic$1.04  $1.15  
Diluted
$1.03  $1.14  
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding34.3  33.9  
Effect of dilutive securities:
Stock options and units0.3  0.3  
Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding34.6  34.2  
Net income$35.7  $39.1  
Other comprehensive (loss) income:
Foreign currency translation(65.5) 6.9  
Changes in unrealized pension cost, net of tax1.1  0.2  
Other comprehensive (loss) income(64.4) 7.1  
Comprehensive (loss) income$(28.7) $46.2  

See accompanying notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 
(Unaudited)
April 3,
2020
January 3,
2020
(In millions, except share and per share amounts)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$282.0  $79.6  
Accounts receivable, net
1,533.0  1,540.3  
Inventories1,365.2  1,354.7  
Other current assets52.3  63.3  
Total current assets3,232.5  3,037.9  
Property and equipment, at cost436.5  432.3  
Accumulated depreciation(261.7) (257.4) 
Property and equipment, net174.8  174.9  
Operating leases263.5  273.3  
Goodwill810.0  828.7  
Intangible assets, net342.9  361.2  
Other assets126.8  132.9  
Total assets$4,950.5  $4,808.9  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$1,104.8  $1,100.3  
Accrued expenses253.0  330.3  
Current operating lease obligations63.1  62.9  
Total current liabilities1,420.9  1,493.5  
Long-term debt
1,316.8  1,059.7  
Operating lease obligations209.2  219.1  
Other liabilities170.3  175.7  
Total liabilities3,117.2  2,948.0  
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock - $1.00 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 34,385,716 and 34,214,795 shares issued and outstanding at April 3, 2020 and January 3, 2020, respectively34.4  34.2  
Capital surplus311.1  310.2  
Retained earnings1,819.5  1,783.8  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss:
Foreign currency translation(211.0) (145.5) 
Unrecognized pension liability, net(120.7) (121.8) 
Total accumulated other comprehensive loss(331.7) (267.3) 
Total stockholders’ equity1,833.3  1,860.9  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$4,950.5  $4,808.9  
See accompanying notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)

 Three Months Ended
April 3,
2020
March 29,
2019
(In millions)
Operating activities:
Net income$35.7  $39.1  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation8.5  9.3  
Amortization of intangible assets8.6  8.8  
Stock-based compensation4.6  4.1  
Deferred income taxes0.5  0.1  
Pension plan contributions(2.5) (2.1) 
Pension plan expenses1.3  1.4  
Changes in current assets and liabilities, net(115.1) (175.8) 
Other, net7.5  0.9  
Net cash used in operating activities(50.9) (114.2) 
Investing activities:
Capital expenditures, net(6.9) (5.9) 
Net cash used in investing activities(6.9) (5.9) 
Financing activities:
Proceeds from borrowings648.7  1,241.5  
Repayments of borrowings(393.6) (1,127.4) 
Proceeds from stock options exercised  1.0  
Other, net(0.6) (0.2) 
Net cash provided by financing activities254.5  114.9  
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents196.7  (5.2) 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash balances5.7  1.2  
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period79.6  81.0  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$282.0  $77.0  
See accompanying notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(Unaudited)


Three Months Ended April 3, 2020
Common StockCapital SurplusRetained EarningsAccumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
SharesAmountTotal
(In millions)
Balance at January 3, 202034.2  $34.2  $310.2  $1,783.8  $(267.3) $1,860.9  
Net income—  —  —  35.7  —  35.7  
Other comprehensive (loss) income:
    Foreign currency translation—  —  —  —  (65.5) (65.5) 
    Changes in unrealized pension cost, net of tax—  —  —  —  1.1  1.1  
Stock-based compensation—  —  4.6  —  —  4.6  
Issuance of common stock and related taxes0.2  0.2  (3.7) —  —  (3.5) 
Balance at April 3, 202034.4  $34.4  $311.1  $1,819.5  $(331.7) $1,833.3  


Three Months Ended March 29, 2019
 Common Stock
Capital
Surplus
Retained
Earnings
Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Loss
 
 SharesAmountTotal
(In millions)
Balance at December 28, 201833.9  $33.9  $292.7  $1,513.2  $(269.4) $1,570.4  
Net income—  —  —  39.1  —  39.1  
Other comprehensive income:
Foreign currency translation—  —  —  —  6.9  6.9  
Changes in unrealized pension cost, net of tax
—  —  —  —  0.2  0.2  
Reclassification of tax effects (a)
—  —  —  7.7  (7.7) —  
Stock-based compensation—  —  4.1  —  —  4.1  
Issuance of common stock and related taxes
0.2  0.2  (0.2) —  —    
Balance at March 29, 201934.1  $34.1  $296.6  $1,560.0  $(270.0) $1,620.7  
(a)The Company reclassified $7.7 million of tax benefits from "Accumulated other comprehensive loss" to "Retained earnings" for the tax effects resulting from the December 22, 2017 enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in accordance with the adoption of Accounting Standards Update 2018-02, "Income Statement - Reporting Comprehensive Income: Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income" in the first quarter of 2019.

See accompanying notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE 1.  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Basis of presentation: The unaudited interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements of Anixter International Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "Anixter" or the "Company"), sometimes referred to in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as "we", "our", "us", or "ourselves" have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Therefore, certain information and disclosures normally included in financial statements and related notes prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP") have been condensed or omitted. Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with, and have been prepared in conformity with, the accounting principles reflected in the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in Anixter's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2020 ("2019 Form 10-K"). The condensed consolidated financial information furnished herein reflects all normal recurring adjustments, which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the periods shown.
The Company maintains its financial records on the basis of a fiscal year ending on the Friday nearest December 31, with the fiscal quarters typically spanning thirteen weeks. The first quarter ends on the Friday of the first thirteen-week period, the second and third quarters are thirteen weeks in duration and the fourth quarter is the remainder of the year. The first quarter of fiscal year 2020 ended on April 3, 2020, and the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 ended on March 29, 2019.
Recently issued and adopted accounting pronouncements: In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses, which requires the measurement of expected credit losses for financial instruments held at the reporting date based on historical experience, current conditions and reasonable forecasts. The main objective of this ASU is to provide financial statement users with more decision-useful information about the expected credit losses on financial instruments and other commitments to extend credit held by a reporting entity at each reporting date. The standard is effective for Anixter's financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company adopted this standard effective the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. See the section below titled "Receivables and expected credit losses" for more information on the Company's measurement of credit losses.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other: Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, which removes step two from the goodwill impairment test. Step two measures a goodwill impairment loss by comparing the implied fair value of a reporting unit's goodwill with the carrying amount of that goodwill. The new guidance requires an entity to perform its goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount, including goodwill. The standard is effective for Anixter's financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted for interim or annual goodwill impairment tests performed on testing dates after January 1, 2017. The Company adopted this standard effective the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement: Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement, which changes the disclosure requirements for fair value measurements by removing, adding and modifying certain disclosures. The standard is effective for Anixter's financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. The Company adopted this standard effective the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company's related disclosures.
Recently issued accounting pronouncements not yet adopted: In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-14, Compensation - Retirement Benefits - Defined Benefit Plans - General: Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Defined Benefit Plans, which modifies the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement plans by removing and adding certain disclosures for these plans. The standard is effective for Anixter's financial statements issued for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adoption of this ASU on its related disclosures.
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ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes - Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, which clarifies existing guidance and removes certain exceptions to the general principles for income taxes. The standard is effective for Anixter's financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of adoption of this ASU on its Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
The Company does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if adopted, would have a material impact on its Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements or disclosures.
Receivables and expected credit losses: The Company carries its accounts receivable at their face amounts less an allowance for expected credit losses, which was $29.7 million and $30.4 million as of April 3, 2020 and January 3, 2020, respectively. Changes in the allowance were not material for the three months ended April 3, 2020. On a regular basis, Anixter evaluates its accounts receivable and establishes the allowance for expected credit losses based on a combination of specific customer circumstances, as well as history of write-offs and collections, current credit conditions and economic forecasts. A receivable is considered past due if payments have not been received within the agreed upon invoice terms. Receivables are written off and deducted from the allowance account when the receivables are deemed uncollectible.
Revenue recognition: Anixter is a leading global distributor of network and security solutions, electrical and electronic solutions and utility power solutions. Through a global distribution network along with supply chain and technical expertise, Anixter helps customers reduce the risk, cost and complexity of their supply chains. Anixter is a leader in providing advanced inventory management services including procurement, just-in-time delivery, material management programs, turn-key yard layout and management, quality assurance testing, component kit production, storm/event kitting, small component assembly and e-commerce and electronic data interchange to a broad spectrum of customers with nearly 600,000 products. Revenue arrangements primarily consist of a single performance obligation to transfer promised goods or services. See Note 7. "Business Segments" for revenue disaggregated by geography.
Sales to customers and related cost of sales are primarily recognized at the point in time when control of goods transfers to the customer. For product sales, this generally occurs upon shipment of the products, however, this may occur at a later date depending on the agreed upon sales terms, such as delivery at the customer's designated location, or based on consignment terms. In instances where goods are not stocked by Anixter and delivery times are critical, product is purchased from the manufacturer and drop-shipped to the customer. Anixter generally takes control of the goods when shipped by the manufacturer and then recognizes revenue when control of the product transfers to the customer. When providing services, sales are recognized over time as control transfers to the customer, which occurs as services are rendered.
Revenue is measured as the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for transferring goods or providing services. The Company estimates different forms of variable consideration at the time of sale based on historical experience, current conditions and contractual obligations. Revenue is recorded net of customer discounts, rebates and similar charges. When Anixter offers the right to return product, historical experience is utilized to establish a liability for the estimate of expected returns. Sales and other tax amounts collected from customers for remittance to governmental authorities are excluded from revenue. The Company has elected to treat shipping and handling as a fulfillment activity. The practical expedient not to disclose information about remaining performance obligations has also been elected as these contracts have an original duration of one year or less or are contracts where the Company has applied the practical expedient to recognize service revenue in proportion to the amount Anixter has the right to invoice. The Company typically receives payment 30 to 60 days from the point it has satisfied the related performance obligation.
At January 3, 2020, $11.6 million of deferred revenue related to outstanding contracts was reported in "Accrued expenses" in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. This balance primarily represents prepayments from customers. During the three months ended April 3, 2020, $4.1 million of this deferred revenue was recognized. At April 3, 2020, deferred revenue was $12.1 million. The Company expects to recognize this balance as revenue within the next twelve months.
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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

Other, net: The following represents the components of "Other, net" as reflected in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income:
Three Months Ended
(In millions)April 3,
2020
March 29,
2019
Other, net:
Foreign exchange loss$(4.5) $(0.5) 
Cash surrender value of life insurance policies(3.0) 1.7  
Net periodic pension benefit1.0  0.8  
Other(0.1) (0.2) 
Total other, net$(6.6) $1.8  
Certain subsidiaries of Anixter conduct business in a currency other than the legal entity’s functional currency. Transactions may produce receivables or payables that are fixed in terms of the amount of foreign currency that will be received or paid. A change in exchange rates between the functional currency and the currency in which a transaction is denominated increases or decreases the expected amount of functional currency cash flows upon settlement of the transaction. The increase or decrease in expected functional currency cash flows is a foreign currency transaction gain or loss that is included in "Other, net" in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income.
The Company purchases foreign currency forward contracts to minimize the effect of fluctuating foreign currency-denominated accounts on its reported income. The foreign currency forward contracts are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes. The Company's strategy is to negotiate terms for its derivatives and other financial instruments to be highly effective, such that the change in the value of the derivative offsets the impact of the underlying hedged item (e.g., various foreign currency-denominated accounts). Its counterparties to foreign currency forward contracts have investment-grade credit ratings. Anixter expects the creditworthiness of its counterparties to remain intact through the term of the transactions. The Company regularly monitors the creditworthiness of its counterparties to ensure no issues exist which could affect the value of the derivatives.
The Company does not hedge 100% of its foreign currency-denominated accounts. In addition, the results of hedging can vary significantly based on various factors, such as the timing of executing the foreign currency forward contracts versus the movement of the currencies as well as the fluctuations in the account balances throughout each reporting period. The fair value of the foreign currency forward contracts is based on the difference between the contract rate and the current exchange rate. The fair value of the foreign currency forward contracts is measured using observable market information. These inputs would be considered Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy. At April 3, 2020 and January 3, 2020, foreign currency forward contracts were revalued at then-current foreign exchange rates with the changes in valuation reflected directly in "Other, net" in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income offsetting the transaction gain/loss recorded on the foreign currency-denominated accounts. At April 3, 2020 and January 3, 2020, the gross notional amount of the foreign currency forward contracts outstanding was approximately $124.1 million and $130.2 million, respectively. At April 3, 2020 and January 3, 2020, the net notional amount of the foreign currency forward contracts outstanding was approximately $124.1 million and $95.4 million, respectively. While all of the Company's foreign currency forward contracts are subject to master netting arrangements with its counterparties, assets and liabilities related to these contracts are presented on a gross basis within the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The gross fair value of assets and liabilities related to foreign currency forward contracts are immaterial.
The combined effect of changes in both the equity and bond markets resulted in changes in the cash surrender value of the Company's company owned life insurance policies associated with the sponsored deferred compensation program.
Accumulated other comprehensive loss: Unrealized gains and losses are accumulated in "Accumulated other comprehensive loss" ("AOCI"). These changes are also reported in "Other comprehensive (loss) income" on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income. These include unrealized gains and losses related to the Company's defined benefit obligations and foreign currency translation. See Note 5. "Pension Plans" for pension related amounts reclassified into net income.
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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

Investments in several subsidiaries are recorded in currencies other than the U.S. dollar ("USD"). As these foreign currency denominated investments are translated at the end of each period during consolidation using period-end exchange rates, fluctuations of exchange rates between the foreign currency and the USD increase or decrease the value of those investments. The results of operations for foreign subsidiaries, where the functional currency is not the USD, are translated into USD using the average exchange rates during the periods reported, while the assets and liabilities are translated using period-end exchange rates. The assets and liabilities related translation adjustments are recorded as a separate component of AOCI, "Foreign currency translation." In addition, as Anixter's subsidiaries maintain investments denominated in currencies other than local currencies, exchange rate fluctuations will occur. Borrowings are raised in certain foreign currencies to minimize the exchange rate translation adjustment risk.
Supplemental cash flow information: The following information discloses supplemental cash flow information about leasing activities.
During the three months ended April 3, 2020 and March 29, 2019, leased assets obtained in exchange for operating lease obligations were $10.5 million and $258.3 million, respectively. The operating cash outflow for amounts included in the measurement of operating lease obligations was $14.6 million in the first quarter of 2020 compared to $19.4 million in the prior year period.

NOTE 2. DEBT
Debt is summarized below:
(In millions)April 3,
2020
January 3,
2020
Long-term debt:
6.00% Senior notes due 2025$247.4  $247.3  
5.50% Senior notes due 2023348.1  347.9  
5.125% Senior notes due 2021398.5  398.3  
Revolving lines of credit310.0  56.0  
Finance lease obligations7.9  6.0  
Other9.1  8.8  
Unamortized deferred financing costs(4.2) (4.6) 
Total long-term debt$1,316.8  $1,059.7  
Fair Value of Debt
The fair value of Anixter's debt instruments is measured using observable market information which would be considered Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy described in accounting guidance on fair value measurements. The Company's fixed-rate debt consists of Senior notes due 2025, Senior notes due 2023 and Senior notes due 2021.
 
At April 3, 2020, the Company's total carrying value and estimated fair value of debt outstanding was $1,316.8 million and $1,317.8 million, respectively. This compares to a carrying value and estimated fair value of debt outstanding at January 3, 2020 of $1,059.7 million and $1,122.1 million, respectively. The increase in the carrying value and estimated fair value is primarily due to higher outstanding borrowings under Anixter's revolving lines of credit.

NOTE 3.  LEGAL CONTINGENCIES
From time to time, Anixter is party to legal proceedings and matters that arise in the ordinary course of business. As of April 3, 2020, the Company does not believe there is a reasonable possibility that any material loss exceeding the amounts already recognized for these proceedings and matters has been incurred. However, the ultimate resolutions of these proceedings and matters are inherently unpredictable. As such, the Company's financial condition and results of operations could be adversely affected in any particular period by the unfavorable resolution of one or more of these proceedings or matters.

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

NOTE 4.  INCOME TAXES
The Company's effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2020 was 25.7% compared to 30.3% in the prior year period. The decrease in the effective tax rate was due to a change in the country mix of earnings and associated tax benefits from our continued movement to a U.S.-center-led business model, with the major impact coming from a lower U.S. tax rate on foreign derived income and the ability to utilize foreign tax credits.
The December 22, 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act subjects U.S. shareholders to tax on Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income ("GILTI") earned by certain foreign subsidiaries. The Company recognizes the tax on GILTI as a period expense in the period tax is incurred. Under this policy, the Company has not provided deferred taxes related to temporary differences that upon their reversal will affect the amount of income subject to GILTI in the period.
Anixter considers the undistributed earnings of its foreign subsidiaries to be indefinitely reinvested. Upon distribution of those earnings in the form of dividends or otherwise, Anixter may be subject to withholding taxes payable to the various foreign countries.

NOTE 5.  PENSION PLANS
The Company's defined benefit pension plans are the plans in the U.S., which consist of the Anixter Inc. Pension Plan, the Executive Benefit Plan and the Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan ("SERP") (together the "Domestic Plans") and various defined benefit pension plans covering employees of foreign subsidiaries in Canada and Europe (together the "Foreign Plans"). The majority of these defined benefit pension plans are non-contributory and, with the exception of the U.S. and Canada, cover substantially all full-time domestic employees and certain employees in other countries. Retirement benefits are provided based on compensation as defined in both the Domestic Plans and the Foreign Plans. The Company's policy is to fund all Domestic Plans as required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") and the IRS and all Foreign Plans as required by applicable foreign laws. The Executive Benefit Plan and SERP are the only two plans that are unfunded. Assets in the various plans consist primarily of equity securities and debt securities.
Components of net periodic pension (benefit) cost were as follows:
 Three Months Ended
 Domestic PlansForeign PlansTotal
(In millions)April 3, 2020March 29, 2019April 3, 2020March 29, 2019April 3, 2020March 29, 2019
Recorded in operating expenses:
Service cost$0.8  $0.8  $1.5  $1.4  $2.3  $2.2  
Recorded in other, net:
Interest cost2.4  2.8  1.5  1.7  3.9  4.5  
Expected return on plan assets(3.9) (3.7) (2.5) (2.7) (6.4) (6.4) 
Net amortization (a)
0.2  0.3  1.3  0.8  1.5  1.1  
Total recorded in other, net(1.3) (0.6) 0.3  (0.2) (1.0) (0.8) 
Total net periodic pension (benefit) cost$(0.5) $0.2  $1.8  $1.2  $1.3  $1.4  
(a)Reclassified from AOCI

NOTE 6.  STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
At April 3, 2020, there were approximately 1.1 million shares reserved for issuance under the 2017 Stock Incentive Plan. Under such plan, the Company pays its non-employee directors annual retainer fees and, at their election, meeting fees in the form of stock units. Employee and director stock units are included in common stock outstanding on the date of vesting, and stock options are included in common stock outstanding upon exercise by the participant. The fair value of employee stock units is amortized over the respective vesting period representing the requisite service period, generally three to six years. Director stock units are expensed in the period in which they are granted, as these vest immediately.
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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

During the three months ended April 3, 2020, the Company granted 195,284 stock units to employees, with a weighted-average grant-date fair value of $19.0 million. During the three months ended April 3, 2020, the Company did not issue director stock units.
Antidilutive stock options and units are excluded from the calculation of weighted-average shares for diluted earnings per share. For the first quarter of 2020 and 2019, the antidilutive stock options and units were immaterial.
NOTE 7. BUSINESS SEGMENTS
Anixter is a leading distributor of network and security solutions, electrical and electronic wire and cable solutions and utility power solutions. The Company has identified Network & Security Solutions ("NSS"), Electrical and Electronic Solutions ("EES") and Utility Power Solutions ("UPS") as reportable segments. Within its segments, the Company is also organized by geographies. Anixter's geographies consist of North America, which includes the U.S. and Canada, EMEA, which includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Emerging Markets, which includes Asia Pacific and Central and Latin America.
Corporate expenses are incurred to obtain and coordinate financing, tax, information technology, legal and other related services, certain of which were rebilled to subsidiaries. The Company also has various corporate assets which are reported in corporate. Segment assets may not include jointly used assets, but segment results include depreciation expense or other allocations related to those assets as such allocation is made for internal reporting. Interest expense and other non-operating items are not allocated to the segments or reviewed on a segment basis.
The categorization of net sales by end market is determined using a variety of data points including the technical characteristic of the product, the "sold to" customer information, the "ship to" customer information and the end customer product or application into which product will be incorporated. Anixter also has largely specialized its sales organization by segment. As data systems for capturing and tracking this data evolve and improve, the categorization of products by end market can vary over time. When this occurs, the Company reclassifies net sales by end market for prior periods. Such reclassifications typically do not materially change the sizing of, or the underlying trends of results within, each end market.
Segment Financial Information
Segment information for the three months ended April 3, 2020 and March 29, 2019 was as follows:
(In millions)
First Quarter of 2020NSSEESUPSCorporateTotal
Net sales$1,080.6  $542.2  $448.9  $  $2,071.7  
Operating income (loss)63.2  28.7  22.0  (42.5) 71.4  

First Quarter of 2019NSSEESUPSCorporateTotal
Net sales$1,112.5  $566.0  $430.0  $  $2,108.5  
Operating income (loss)70.9  29.1  18.5  (43.9) 74.6  

Geographic Information
The following table summarizes net sales by geographic areas for the three months ended April 3, 2020 and March 29, 2019:
 Three Months Ended
(In millions)April 3, 2020March 29, 2019
Net sales
North America$1,686.1  $1,697.8  
EMEA148.2  152.5  
Emerging Markets237.4  258.2  
Total net sales$2,071.7  $2,108.5  
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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued)

Goodwill Assigned to Segments
The following table presents the changes in goodwill allocated to the Company's reporting units during the three months ended April 3, 2020:
(In millions)NSSEESUPSTotal
Balance as of January 3, 2020$463.6  $181.3  $183.8  $828.7  
Foreign currency translation and other(8.2) (0.8) (9.7) (18.7) 
Balance as of April 3, 2020$455.4  $180.5  $174.1  $810.0  


NOTE 8.  SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF ANIXTER INC.
Anixter International Inc. guarantees, fully and unconditionally, substantially all of the debt of its subsidiaries, which include Anixter Inc., its 100% owned primary operating subsidiary. Anixter International Inc. has no independent assets or operations and all subsidiaries other than Anixter Inc. are minor. The following summarizes the financial information for Anixter Inc.:
ANIXTER INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions)April 3,
2020
January 3,
2020
Assets:
Current assets$3,228.8  $3,035.3  
Property and equipment, net179.0  179.5  
Operating leases255.7  265.1  
Goodwill810.0  828.7  
Intangible assets, net342.9  361.2  
Other assets126.8  132.9  
$4,943.2  $4,802.7  
Liabilities and Stockholder's Equity:
Current liabilities$1,418.1  $1,492.8  
Long-term debt1,322.6  1,065.9  
Operating lease obligations205.6  213.0  
Other liabilities166.0  172.6  
Stockholder’s equity1,830.9  1,858.4  
$4,943.2  $4,802.7  
ANIXTER INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME
 
Three Months Ended
 (In millions)
April 3,
2020
March 29,
2019
Net sales$2,071.7  $2,108.5  
Operating income$72.7  $76.1  
Income before income taxes$49.1  $57.4  
Net income$36.8  $40.4  
Comprehensive (loss) income$(27.6) $39.8  

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ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.
The following is a discussion of our financial condition and results of operations for the three months ended April 3, 2020 as compared to the corresponding period in the prior year. This discussion should be read in conjunction with the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, including the related notes, set forth in this report under "Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements" and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2020.
First Quarter 2020 and 2019 Consolidated Results of Operations
(In millions, except per share amounts)Three Months Ended
 April 3,
2020
March 29,
2019
Net sales$2,071.7  $2,108.5  
Gross profit416.4  418.9  
Operating expenses345.0  344.3  
Operating income71.4  74.6  
Other expense:
Interest expense(16.8) (20.4) 
Other, net(6.6) 1.8  
Income before income taxes48.0  56.0  
Income tax expense12.3  16.9  
Net income$35.7  $39.1  
Diluted income per share$1.03  $1.14  
Executive Overview
First Quarter Highlights
Total company sales decreased 1.7% to $2,071.7 million in the first quarter of 2020, reflecting growth in our Utility Power Solutions ("UPS") segment but offset by declines in our Network and Security Solutions ("NSS") and Electrical and Electronic Solutions ("EES") segments. Excluding the unfavorable impacts from foreign exchange and copper, our results reflect organic sales decline of 1.3%. The current quarter had 65 billing days compared to 64 billing days in the prior year period. Excluding the favorable impact from the extra billing day, adjusted daily sales decreased 2.8%. In addition, the first quarter of 2020 also reflects gross margin of 20.1%, up 20 basis points from the prior year.
Strategy Update and Business Outlook
The first quarter of 2020 saw the global outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus ("COVID-19"), which in the latter part of the quarter created significant economic disruption. While our shipments were consistent with our outlook through February, we experienced a drop in shipments in the last three weeks of March. Due to the uncertainty created by COVID-19, we proactively increased our cash levels to provide additional flexibility during the March disruption in the financial markets. We believe that our cash on hand, covenant-light debt, and current borrowing availability provide sufficient resources and liquidity to manage the challenges caused by the current market conditions. In addition, we have scaled back our capital expenditure spending projections by approximately 40% and expect lower levels of working capital which will further improve cash flow in these uncertain times. Finally, in order to manage through this unpredictable demand environment, we are aggressively reducing our operating expenses while still supporting our customers and their specific needs. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and may take further actions as may be required by government authorities or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees, customers, suppliers and stockholders. Although we are aggressively managing our response to COVID-19, the impact that COVID-19 will have on results in our second quarter and other subsequent periods is dependent on future developments which are uncertain and cannot be predicted at this time.
Through this challenging time we continue to serve our customer and supplier partners by operating as an essential business in markets such as utility, healthcare, public safety, government, telecommunications, and cloud computing services. We believe that the work from home environment has already and will continue to spur higher levels of data center and connectivity related spending which may be positive for our NSS segment later in the year. In addition, our utility and service provider businesses are expected to benefit from remote working. While we have seen a delay in a large number of capital projects across all segments, we have not yet experienced any cancellations of major projects by our customers. We believe once current restrictions around the globe are lifted we may see activity pick up based on our solid backlog levels.
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On January 10, 2020, Anixter entered into a merger agreement with WESCO International Inc. ("WESCO") under which WESCO will acquire Anixter in a transaction valued at approximately $4.5 billion. Based on the transaction structure and the number of shares of WESCO and Anixter common stock currently outstanding, it is anticipated that WESCO stockholders will own 84% and Anixter stockholders will own 16% of the combined company. The transaction is currently subject to receipt of regulatory approval in Canada and Mexico, as well as other customary closing conditions.
Items Impacting Comparability of Results
In addition to the results provided in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("U.S. GAAP") above, this report includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Specifically, net sales comparisons to the prior corresponding period, both worldwide and in relevant segments, are discussed in this report both on a U.S. GAAP and non-GAAP basis. We believe that by providing non-GAAP organic growth, which adjusts for the impact of acquisitions (when applicable), foreign exchange fluctuations, copper prices and the number of billing days, both management and investors are provided with meaningful supplemental sales information to understand and analyze our underlying trends and other aspects of our financial performance. We calculate the year-over-year organic sales growth impact related to acquisitions by including their comparable period results prior to the acquisitions with our results, as we believe this represents the most accurate representation of organic growth, considering the nature of the companies we acquired and the synergistic revenues that have been or will be achieved. Historically, and from time to time, we may also exclude other items from reported financial results (e.g., impairment charges, inventory adjustments, restructuring charges, tax items, currency devaluations, pension settlements, etc.) in presenting adjusted operating expense, adjusted operating income, adjusted income taxes and adjusted net income so that both management and financial statement users can use these non-GAAP financial measures to better understand and evaluate our performance period over period and to analyze the underlying trends of our business. We have also excluded amortization of intangible assets associated with purchase accounting from acquisitions from the adjusted amounts for comparison of the non-GAAP financial measures period over period.
EBITDA is defined as net income from continuing operations before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before foreign exchange and other non-operating expense and non-cash stock-based compensation, excluding the other items from reported financial results, as defined above. We believe that adjusted operating income, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide relevant and useful information, which is widely used by analysts, investors and competitors in our industry as well as by our management in assessing both consolidated and business segment performance. Adjusted operating income provides an understanding of the results from the primary operations of our business by excluding the effects of certain items that do not reflect the ordinary earnings of our operations. We use adjusted operating income to evaluate our period over period operating performance because we believe this provides a more comparable measure of our continuing business excluding certain items that are not reflective of expected ongoing operations. This measure may be useful to an investor in evaluating the underlying performance of our business. EBITDA provides us with an understanding of earnings before the impact of investing and financing charges and income taxes. Adjusted EBITDA further excludes the effects of foreign exchange and other non-cash stock-based compensation, and certain items that do not reflect the ordinary earnings of our operations and that are also excluded for purposes of calculating adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and adjusted operating income. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are used by our management for various purposes including as measures of performance of our operating entities and as a basis for strategic planning and forecasting. Adjusted EBITDA may be useful to an investor because this measure is widely used to evaluate a company’s operating performance without regard to items excluded from the calculation of such measure, which can vary substantially from company to company depending on the accounting methods, book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which the assets were acquired, among other factors. They are not, however, intended as an alternative measure of operating results or cash flow from operations as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
Non-GAAP financial measures provide insight into selected financial information and should be evaluated in the context in which they are presented. These non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information presented in compliance with U.S. GAAP, and non-GAAP financial measures as reported by us may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts reported by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements, including the related notes, and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included in this report. Management does not use these non-GAAP financial measures for any purpose other than the reasons stated above.
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Our operating results can be affected by changes in prices of commodities, primarily copper, which are components in some of the electrical wire and cable products sold. Generally, as the costs of inventory purchases increase due to higher commodity prices, our mark-up percentage to customers remains relatively constant, resulting in higher sales revenue and gross profit. In addition, existing inventory purchased at previously lower prices and sold as prices increase may result in a higher gross profit margin. Conversely, a decrease in commodity prices in a short period of time would have the opposite effect, negatively affecting financial results. The degree to which spot market copper prices change affects product prices and the amount of gross profit earned will be affected by end market demand and overall economic conditions. Importantly, however, there is no exact measure of the impact of changes in copper prices, as there are thousands of transactions in any given year, each of which has various factors involved in the individual pricing decisions. Therefore, all references to the effect of copper prices are estimates.
The following summarizes the various items that favorably/(unfavorably) impact the comparability of the results for the three months ended April 3, 2020 and March 29, 2019.
Items Impacting Comparability of Results:
(In millions, except per share amounts)Three Months Ended
April 3,
2020
March 29,
2019
Items impacting operating expense and operating income:Favorable / (Unfavorable)
Amortization of intangible assets$(8.6) $(8.8) 
Merger costs(2.9) —  
Acquisition and integration costs—  0.3  
Total of items impacting operating expense and operating income$(11.5) $(8.5) 
Items impacting income taxes:
Tax impact of items impacting pre-tax income above2.8  2.2  
Total of items impacting income taxes$2.8  $2.2  
Net income impact of these items$(8.7) $(6.3) 
Diluted EPS impact of these items$(0.25) $(0.19) 
The items impacting operating expense and operating income by segment are reflected in the tables below.
Items Impacting Comparability of Operating Expense and Operating Income by Segment: