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CommScope
Closing Price ($) Shares Out (MM) Market Cap ($MM)
$0.00 107 $2,562
10-Q 2010-10-27 Quarter: 2010-09-30
10-Q 2010-07-28 Quarter: 2010-06-30
10-Q 2010-04-29 Quarter: 2010-03-31
10-K 2010-02-22 Annual: 2009-12-31
CTV 2010-09-30
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
EX-31.1 dex311.htm
EX-31.2 dex312.htm
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CommScope Earnings 2010-09-30

CTV 10Q Quarterly Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

Comparables ($MM TTM)
Ticker M Cap Assets Liab Rev G Profit Net Inc EBITDA EV G Margin EV/EBITDA ROA
ENS 2,906 3,182 1,886 2,917 729 163 289 3,622 25% 12.5 5%
I 2,898 12,242 16,339 2,203 0 -3,651 -3,651 16,708 0% -4.6 -30%
IRDM 2,802 3,917 2,344 546 0 -57 349 2,432 0% 7.0 -1%
VG 2,797 1,355 797 1,112 655 7 84 3,047 59% 36.1 0%
CCOI 2,751 949 1,126 531 312 16 166 2,342 59% 14.1 2%
CTV 2,562 3,909 2,238 1,660 501 95 219 3,236 30% 14.8 2%
BDC 2,361 3,823 2,395 2,536 986 197 401 3,524 39% 8.8 5%
AXE 2,341 4,911 3,213 8,669 1,723 192 403 3,659 20% 9.1 4%
WCC 2,213 5,068 2,933 8,190 1,579 231 428 3,526 19% 8.2 5%
ESE 2,087 1,326 514 807 301 85 151 2,266 37% 15.0 6%

10-Q 1 d10q.htm FORM 10-Q Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2010

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 001-12929

 

 

CommScope, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   36-4135495

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1100 CommScope Place, SE

Hickory, North Carolina

(Address of principal executive offices)

28602

(Zip Code)

(828) 324-2200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files).    Yes  x    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. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     Yes  ¨    No  x

As of October 22, 2010 there were 94,996,744 shares of Common Stock outstanding.

 

 

 


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CommScope, Inc.

Form 10-Q

September 30, 2010

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Part I—Financial Information (Unaudited):

  

Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements:

  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

     2   

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

     3   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

     4   

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income

     5   

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

     6   

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     20   

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     29   

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

     30   

Part II—Other Information:

  

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

     30   

Item 1A. Risk Factors

     30   

Item 6. Exhibits

     31   

Signatures

     32   

 

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CommScope, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited — In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2010     2009     2010     2009  

Net sales

   $ 821,867      $ 750,433      $ 2,381,607      $ 2,276,392   
                                

Operating costs and expenses:

        

Cost of sales

     572,878        505,647        1,675,580        1,633,748   

Selling, general and administrative

     102,827        103,197        331,866        303,353   

Research and development

     29,572        26,390        89,426        82,457   

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

     20,764        20,824        62,292        62,473   

Restructuring costs

     3,925        3,207        55,349        20,027   
                                

Total operating costs and expenses

     729,966        659,265        2,214,513        2,102,058   
                                

Operating income

     91,901        91,168        167,094        174,334   

Other expense, net

     (1,434     (2,037     (1,361     (12,570

Interest expense

     (21,582     (25,655     (68,612     (99,465

Interest income

     1,345        843        4,146        3,350   
                                

Income before income taxes

     70,230        64,319        101,267        65,649   

Income tax expense

     (19,676     (18,492     (28,586     (24,917
                                

Net income

   $ 50,554      $ 45,827      $ 72,681      $ 40,732   
                                

Earnings per share:

        

Basic

   $ 0.53      $ 0.49      $ 0.77      $ 0.50   

Diluted

   $ 0.49      $ 0.45      $ 0.73      $ 0.47   

Weighted average shares outstanding:

        

Basic

     94,791        93,661        94,547        82,117   

Diluted

     106,635        105,675        106,425        93,400   

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CommScope, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited — In thousands, except share amounts)

 

     September 30,
2010
    December 31,
2009
 
Assets     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 545,888      $ 662,440   

Short-term investments

     125,404        40,465   
                

Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

     671,292        702,905   

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $13,258 and $16,572, respectively

     651,345        598,959   

Inventories, net

     378,081        314,047   

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     44,634        61,435   

Deferred income taxes

     92,747        67,610   
                

Total current assets

     1,838,099        1,744,956   

Property, plant and equipment, net

     355,232        412,388   

Goodwill

     995,025        995,037   

Other intangibles, net

     648,235        721,390   

Other noncurrent assets

     72,768        67,545   
                

Total Assets

   $ 3,909,359      $ 3,941,316   
                
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity     

Accounts payable

   $ 234,821      $ 200,869   

Other accrued liabilities

     317,781        247,447   

Current portion of long-term debt

     3,053        140,810   
                

Total current liabilities

     555,655        589,126   

Long-term debt

     1,344,675        1,403,668   

Deferred income taxes

     102,268        143,132   

Pension and postretirement benefit liabilities

     124,690        134,770   

Other noncurrent liabilities

     110,339        121,637   
                

Total Liabilities

     2,237,627        2,392,333   

Commitments and contingencies

    

Stockholders’ Equity:

    

Preferred stock, $.01 par value; Authorized shares: 20,000,000; Issued and outstanding shares: None at September 30, 2010 or December 31, 2009

     —          —     

Common stock, $.01 par value; Authorized shares: 300,000,000; Issued and outstanding shares: 94,906,135 at September 30, 2010 and 94,217,797 at December 31, 2009

     1,053        1,046   

Additional paid-in capital

     1,391,013        1,361,156   

Retained earnings

     467,565        394,884   

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     (38,147     (58,434

Treasury stock, at cost: 10,351,408 shares at September 30, 2010 and 10,348,195 shares at December 31, 2009

     (149,752     (149,669
                

Total Stockholders’ Equity

     1,671,732        1,548,983   
                

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

   $ 3,909,359      $ 3,941,316   
                

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CommScope, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited — In thousands)

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2010     2009  

Operating Activities:

    

Net income

   $ 72,681      $ 40,732   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization

     140,981        153,554   

Equity-based compensation

     26,523        19,747   

Deferred income taxes

     (73,029     (2,626

Non-cash restructuring charges

     13,973        —     

Non-cash interest expense on 3.50% convertible debentures

     —          12,004   

Loss on conversion of debt securities

     —          8,649   

Changes in assets and liabilities:

    

Accounts receivable

     (49,677     96,464   

Inventories

     (62,159     127,454   

Prepaid expenses and other assets

     14,785        (6,520

Accounts payable and other liabilities

     105,704        (85,292

Other

     (6,333     (2,738
                

Net cash provided by operating activities

     183,449        361,428   

Investing Activities:

    

Additions to property, plant and equipment

     (25,984     (31,738

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

     12,979        3,724   

Net purchases of short-term investments

     (84,939     —     

Cash paid for acquisitions

     —          (694

Other

     (4,000     4,062   
                

Net cash used in investing activities

     (101,944     (24,646

Financing Activities:

    

Principal payments on long-term debt

     (196,494     (760,858

Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt

     —          388,125   

Proceeds from the issuance of common stock

     —          220,128   

Long-term debt financing costs

     —          (12,590

Proceeds from the issuance of common shares under equity-based compensation plans

     2,520        612   

Excess tax benefits from equity-based compensation

     894        240   

Common shares repurchased under equity-based compensation plans

     (83     —     

Other

     —          (8
                

Net cash used in financing activities

     (193,163     (164,351

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

     (4,894     8,364   
                

Change in cash and cash equivalents

     (116,552     180,795   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     662,440        412,111   
                

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 545,888      $ 592,906   
                

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CommScope, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity

and Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited — In thousands, except share amounts)

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2010     2009  

Number of common shares outstanding:

    

Balance at beginning of period

     94,217,797        70,798,864   

Issuance of shares under equity-based compensation plans

     188,376        147,258   

Shares repurchased under equity-based compensation plans

     (3,213     (332

Issuance of shares to employee benefit plan

     503,175        259,884   

Issuance of shares for conversion of convertible debentures

     —          12,092,790   

Issuance of shares for stock offering

     —          10,465,000   
                

Balance at end of period

     94,906,135        93,763,464   
                

Common stock:

    

Balance at beginning of period

   $ 1,046      $ 811   

Equity-based compensation

     2        1   

Issuance of shares to employee benefit plan

     5        3   

Issuance of shares for conversion of convertible debentures

     —          121   

Issuance of shares for stock offering

     —          104   
                

Balance at end of period

   $ 1,053      $ 1,040   
                

Additional paid-in capital:

    

Balance at beginning of period

   $ 1,361,156      $ 969,976   

Equity-based compensation

     16,168        14,178   

Issuance of shares to employee benefit plan

     12,868        6,839   

Tax benefit from shares issued under equity-based compensation plans

     821        240   

Issuance of shares for conversion of convertible debentures

     —          142,584   

Issuance of shares for stock offering

     —          220,024   
                

Balance at end of period

   $ 1,391,013      $ 1,353,841   
                

Retained earnings:

    

Balance at beginning of period

   $ 394,884      $ 317,085   

Net income

     72,681        40,732   
                

Balance at end of period

   $ 467,565      $ 357,817   
                

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss):

    

Balance at beginning of period

   $ (58,434   $ (132,411

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

     20,287        48,145   
                

Balance at end of period

   $ (38,147   $ (84,266
                

Treasury stock, at cost:

    

Balance at beginning of period

   $ (149,669   $ (147,103

Net shares (repurchased) issued under equity-based compensation plans

     (83     408   
                

Balance at end of period

   $ (149,752   $ (146,695
                

Total stockholders’ equity

   $ 1,671,732      $ 1,481,737   
                

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2010      2009      2010      2009  

Comprehensive income

           

Net income

   $ 50,554       $ 45,827       $ 72,681       $ 40,732   

Other comprehensive income, net of tax:

           

Foreign currency gain

     35,056         20,055         2,327         35,735   

Gain on derivative financial instruments

     3,896         1,018         11,542         11,235   

Pension and other postretirement benefit activity

     10,795         119         6,418         350   

Gain on available-for-sale investments

     —           885         —           825   
                                   

Total other comprehensive income, net of tax

     49,747         22,077         20,287         48,145   
                                   

Total comprehensive income

   $ 100,301       $ 67,904       $ 92,968       $ 88,877   
                                   

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CommScope, Inc.

Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited—In Thousands, Unless Otherwise Noted)

 

1. BACKGROUND AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Background

CommScope, Inc., along with its direct and indirect subsidiaries (CommScope or the Company), is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its Andrew Solutions™ brand, the Company is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® brands, CommScope is also a world leader in network infrastructure solutions, including cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network design services for business enterprise applications. CommScope is also the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets for digital subscriber line (DSL), fiber-to-the-node and wireless applications.

Basis of Presentation

The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2010, the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows and stockholders’ equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 are unaudited and reflect all adjustments of a normal recurring nature that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the interim period financial statements. The results of operations for the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations to be expected for the full year.

The unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements of CommScope have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted. The significant accounting policies followed by the Company are set forth in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements within the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 (the 2009 Form 10-K). There were no changes in the Company’s significant accounting policies during the three or nine months ended September 30, 2010, other than changing the annual impairment test date for goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets (discussed below) and the adoption of new accounting guidance regarding the consolidation of variable interest entities (Accounting Standards Update 2009-17). These changes did not have an impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements. In addition, the Company reaffirms the use of estimates in the preparation of the financial statements as set forth in the 2009 Form 10-K. These interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the 2009 Form 10-K.

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

Since the Company adopted the specific provisions of ASC 350, Intangibles — Goodwill and Other (formerly SFAS No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets), effective January 1, 2002, the annual goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment tests of the January 1, 2002 goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset balances have been performed as of August 31 of each year, while the goodwill related to the Andrew acquisition has been tested as of October 1. As a result of the significance of the Andrew acquisition on December 27, 2007, and the impact of the acquisition to the recorded goodwill balance, management reassessed and, as of March 31, 2010, established October 1 as its annual impairment testing date for the entire goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset balances. The Company’s management believes this change in testing date is preferable to allow additional time to plan, execute and review the goodwill impairment tests given the significant increase in goodwill as a result of the Andrew acquisition. The Company does not believe that this change in annual impairment testing dates will accelerate or delay an impairment charge or otherwise avoid an impairment charge. The Company performed the August 31, 2010 annual impairment test and determined no impairment existed for the reporting units tested. The Company will apply the new annual impairment testing date beginning October 1, 2010.

In addition to the annual impairment test, goodwill and other intangible assets with indefinite lives are tested on an interim basis if events have occurred or circumstances exist that indicate the carrying value of these intangible assets may no longer be recoverable. During the second quarter of 2010, the Company determined there were indications of potential goodwill impairment for two of its reporting units and “step one” impairment tests were performed. The estimated fair values of the reporting units, as determined by

 

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these tests, were in excess of their carrying values, which indicated that no goodwill impairment existed. As no indicator of potential goodwill impairment arose, no interim goodwill impairment tests were performed during the third quarter of 2010.

Concentrations of Risk

Net sales to Anixter International Inc. and its affiliates (Anixter) accounted for approximately 12% and 14% of the Company’s total net sales during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively. Sales to Anixter primarily originate within the Enterprise segment. Other than Anixter, no customer accounted for 10% or more of the Company’s total net sales for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010. No customer accounted for 10% or more of the Company’s total net sales for the three or nine months ended September 30, 2009.

Accounts receivable from Anixter represented approximately 14% of net accounts receivable as of September 30, 2010. No other customer accounted for 10% or more of the Company’s net accounts receivable as of September 30, 2010.

Product Warranties

The Company recognizes a liability for the estimated claims that may be paid under its customer warranty agreements to remedy potential deficiencies in quality or performance of the Company’s products. These product warranties extend over periods ranging from one to twenty-five years from the date of sale, depending upon the product subject to the warranty. The Company records a provision for estimated future warranty claims as cost of sales based upon the historical relationship of warranty claims to sales and for specifically-identified warranty issues. The Company bases its estimates on assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances and revises its estimates, as appropriate, when events or changes in circumstances indicate that revisions may be necessary.

The following table summarizes the activity in the product warranty accrual, included in other accrued liabilities.

 

     Three Months  Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
     2010     2009     2010     2009  

Product warranty accrual, beginning of period

   $ 29,352      $ 30,194      $ 27,625      $ 32,866   

Provision for warranty claims

     2,298        925        8,600        10,414   

Warranty claims paid

     (1,782     (4,165     (6,357     (16,326
                                

Product warranty accrual, end of period

   $ 29,868      $ 26,954      $ 29,868      $ 26,954   
                                

Commitments and Contingencies

As a result of a 2007 jury verdict in favor of TruePosition, Inc. and subsequent post-trial proceedings, Andrew LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of CommScope) was subject to a civil judgment for patent infringement and a permanent injunction against further infringing sales. The Company appealed the judgment and the injunction entered by the trial court to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. On August 12, 2010, the Federal Circuit affirmed the trial court’s ruling. Andrew filed a petition for rehearing with the Federal Circuit which was denied on October 14, 2010. On October 19, 2010, the Company paid the judgment of $47.8 million, which was included in other accrued liabilities as of September 30, 2010.

On May 12, 2010, a putative class action lawsuit asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the 1934 Act), was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina against CommScope and certain current and former members of management. The lawsuit alleges violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the 1934 Act and SEC Rule 10b-5, related to allegedly false and misleading statements and/or omissions by the Company about its financial condition and future sales prospects in certain of the Company’s businesses during the putative class period of April 29, 2008 to October 30, 2008. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of all those who purchased CommScope common stock during the putative class period, and seeks, among other relief, unspecified damages and interest. CommScope believes that the allegations in this action are without merit and intends to vigorously defend itself and the individual defendants in this action. The Company is unable to make a reasonable estimate of the amount or range of loss that could result from an unfavorable outcome in this matter.

In addition to the litigation described above, CommScope is either a plaintiff or a defendant in pending legal matters in the normal course of business; however, management believes none of these legal matters, other than the litigation described above, will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial statements upon final disposition. In addition, CommScope is subject to various federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations governing the use, discharge, disposal and remediation of hazardous materials. Compliance with current laws and regulations has not had, and is not expected to have, a materially adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition or results of operations.

 

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As of September 30, 2010, the Company had commitments of $40.8 million to purchase metals that are expected to be consumed in normal production by the first quarter of 2011. In the aggregate, these commitments are at prices approximately 10% below market prices as of September 30, 2010.

Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the applicable period. Diluted earnings per share is based on net income adjusted for after-tax interest and amortization of debt issuance costs related to convertible debt, if dilutive, divided by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding adjusted for the dilutive effect of stock options, restricted stock units, performance share units and convertible debt.

Below is a reconciliation of earnings and weighted average common shares and potential common shares outstanding for calculating diluted earnings per share:

 

     Three Months  Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
 
     2010      2009      2010      2009  

Numerator:

           

Net income for basic earnings per share

   $ 50,554       $ 45,827       $ 72,681       $ 40,732   

Effect of assumed conversion of convertible debt (a)

     1,743         1,742         5,221         3,391   
                                   

Income applicable to common shareholders for diluted earnings per share

   $ 52,297       $ 47,569       $ 77,902       $ 44,123   
                                   

Denominator:

           

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding for basic earnings per share

     94,791         93,661         94,547         82,117   

Effect of dilutive securities:

           

Employee stock options (b)

     449         629         575         381   

Restricted stock units and performance share units

     940         930         848         683   

Convertible debt (a)

     10,455         10,455         10,455         10,219   
                                   

Weighted average number of common and potential common shares outstanding for diluted earnings per share

     106,635         105,675         106,425         93,400   
                                   

 

(a) Incremental interest expense and shares associated with convertible debt.
(b) Options to purchase approximately 1.4 million common shares were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 because they would have been anti-dilutive. Options to purchase approximately 1.1 million common shares were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 because they would have been anti-dilutive.

Income Taxes

The Company’s effective income tax rate was 28.0% and 28.2% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, compared to 28.8% and 38.0% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Income tax expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 includes expense (benefit) of $2.1 million and $(0.5) million, respectively, resulting from adjustments to valuation allowances related to various domestic matters. Also included in income tax expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 is a $2.5 million benefit related to adjustments to the estimated tax impact of repatriation of foreign earnings and a charge of $2.3 million related to changes to the tax deductibility of prescription drug benefits to certain retirees (Medicare Part D) made as part of the health care reform legislation enacted in March 2010.

Income tax expense for the three months ended September 30, 2009 includes net benefits of $7.1 million primarily related to the completion of prior year U.S. and foreign income tax returns, the resolution of various income tax uncertainties and the settlement of various U.S. and foreign income tax audits. Income tax expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 includes net benefits of $4.7 million primarily related to the completion of prior year U.S. and foreign income tax returns, the resolution of certain income tax uncertainties and the settlement of various U.S. and foreign income tax audits, partially offset by the impact of non-deductible debt retirement costs.

 

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The Company’s effective tax rate for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 reflects the benefits derived from significant operations outside the U.S., which are generally taxed at rates lower than the U.S. statutory rate of 35%. These benefits are partially offset by a provision of U.S. taxes on a portion of current year non-U.S. earnings in anticipation of repatriation. The effective tax rates for 2009 excluding the items described above are higher than the U.S. statutory rate primarily due to the provision of U.S. taxes on a substantial portion of 2009 foreign earnings and prior year earnings in anticipation of repatriation.

Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

In September 2009, the FASB ratified the final consensuses reached by the Emerging Issues Task Force regarding revenue arrangements with multiple deliverables and software revenue recognition. The consensus reached on arrangements with multiple deliverables addresses how consideration should be allocated to different units of accounting and removes the previous criterion that entities must use objective and reliable evidence of fair value in separately accounting for deliverables. The consensus reached on software revenue recognition excludes products containing both software and non-software components that function together to deliver the product’s essential functionality from the scope of current revenue recognition guidance for software products. Although these consensuses are effective for the Company as of January 1, 2011, early adoption is permitted with expanded disclosures and application of the adjustments to the beginning of the fiscal year of adoption. The Company plans to adopt these consensuses on January 1, 2011 on a prospective basis which would impact the timing of revenue recognition for all agreements entered into or materially modified after the date of adoption.

 

2. SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT INFORMATION

Short-term Investments

As of September 30, 2010, the Company’s short-term investments were composed of $50.0 million of held-to-maturity securities that mature within one year and $75.4 million of available for sale securities that consist of government and corporate debt obligations. See Note 5 for discussion of the fair value of these securities.

As of September 30, 2010, the Company’s held-to-maturity short-term investments were composed of the following:

 

     Amortized
Cost
     Gross
Unrealized
Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Losses
     Fair
Value
 

Federal agency notes

   $ 30,001       $ 5       $ —         $ 30,006   

Corporate debt obligations

     20,003         2         —           20,005   
                                   
   $ 50,004       $ 7       $ —         $ 50,011   
                                   

As of December 31, 2009, the Company’s held-to-maturity short-term investments were composed of the following:

 

     Amortized
Cost
     Gross
Unrealized
Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Losses
    Fair
Value
 

Federal agency notes

   $ 30,008       $ —         $ (55   $ 29,953   

Corporate debt obligations

     10,457         —           (10     10,447   
                                  
   $ 40,465       $ —         $ (65   $ 40,400   
                                  

Inventories

 

     September 30,
2010
     December 31,
2009
 

Raw materials

   $ 91,610       $ 85,443   

Work in process

     96,275         84,488   

Finished goods

     190,196         144,116   
                 
   $ 378,081       $ 314,047   
                 

 

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Other Current Accrued Liabilities

 

     September 30,
2010
     December 31,
2009
 

Compensation and employee benefit liabilities

   $ 87,030       $ 48,734   

Litigation reserve

     47,825         48,558   

Deferred revenue

     38,745         36,538   

Warranty reserve

     29,868         27,625   

Restructuring reserve

     36,207         6,140   

Other

     78,106         79,852   
                 
   $ 317,781       $ 247,447   
                 

Cash Flow Information

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2010      2009  

Cash paid during the period for:

     

Income taxes, net of refunds

   $ 83,773       $ 52,403   

Interest

     64,321         73,115   

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

     

Conversion of senior subordinated debentures to common stock

   $ —         $ 124,029   

Issuance of shares in lieu of cash for executive bonuses

     —           1,078   

 

3. FINANCING

 

     September 30,
2010
    December 31,
2009
 

Seven-year senior secured term loan due December 2014

   $ 697,631      $ 838,295   

Six-year senior secured term loan due December 2013

     354,702        406,815   

3.25% senior subordinated convertible notes due July 2015

     287,500        287,500   

Other

     7,895        11,868   
                
     1,347,728        1,544,478   

Less: Current portion

     (3,053     (140,810
                
   $ 1,344,675      $ 1,403,668   
                

Senior Secured Credit Facilities

During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, the Company made the annual excess cash flow payment of $127.6 million for 2009 as required under its senior secured credit facilities (see Note 7 in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in the 2009 Form 10-K), a voluntary prepayment of $50.0 million, mandatory prepayments of $12.7 million reflecting the net proceeds from the sale of assets and scheduled repayments of $2.4 million on its senior secured term loans. In connection with the prepayments, the Company wrote off $2.1 million in deferred financing fees, which are included in interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.

No portion of the senior secured term loans was reflected as a current portion of long-term debt as of September 30, 2010 related to the excess cash flow payment that will be due in the first quarter of 2011. The amount that may be payable as an excess cash flow payment in 2011 cannot currently be reliably estimated.

As of September 30, 2010, the minimum interest coverage ratio and the maximum consolidated leverage ratio permitted under the senior secured credit facilities were 4.50 to 1.0 and 3.25 to 1.0, respectively. The Company’s estimated interest coverage ratio and consolidated leverage ratio as of September 30, 2010 were 5.58 to 1.0 and 2.82 to 1.0, respectively. Management believes the Company was in compliance with all of its covenants under the senior secured credit facilities as of September 30, 2010.

 

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As of September 30, 2010, the Company had remaining availability of approximately $204 million under the senior secured revolving credit facility, reflecting a limitation to remain in compliance with the consolidated leverage ratio defined in the Company’s senior secured credit agreement.

Other Matters

The weighted average effective interest rate on outstanding borrowings under the above debt instruments, including the effect of the interest rate swap (see Note 4) and amortization of deferred financing fees, was 6.26% and 5.83% at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively.

See Note 7 in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in the 2009 Form 10-K for additional information on the terms and conditions of the senior secured credit facilities and the 3.25% senior subordinated convertible notes.

 

4. DERIVATIVES AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES

The Company is exposed to a variety of risks related to its ongoing business operations. The primary risks that are addressed by using derivative instruments are interest rate risk and foreign currency exchange rate risk. The Company holds an interest rate swap to manage the variability of forecasted interest payments attributable to changes in interest rates on a portion of the term loans issued under the senior secured credit facilities. The interest rate swap agreement was designated as a cash flow hedge at inception and such designation was substantially effective at September 30, 2010 and as of such date is expected to continue to be effective for the duration of the swap agreement, resulting in no material hedge ineffectiveness.

Prior to the agreement’s expiration in December 2009, the Company used a cross currency swap, which was designated as a fair value hedge, to hedge against fluctuations in the fair value of certain of the Company’s euro-denominated assets.

The Company also uses derivative instruments such as forward contracts to reduce the risk from fluctuations of certain foreign currency exchange rates. These instruments are not held for speculative or trading purposes. These contracts are not designated as hedges for hedge accounting purposes and are marked to market each period through earnings. The balance sheet location and fair value of each of the Company’s derivatives are as follows:

 

          Fair Value of Asset (Liability)  
    

Balance Sheet Location

   September 30, 2010     December 31, 2009  

Derivative designated as hedging instrument:

       

Interest rate swap

   Other noncurrent liabilities    $ (24,472   $ (42,909
                   

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

       

Foreign currency contracts

   Prepaid expenses and other current assets      397        133   

Foreign currency contracts

   Other accrued liabilities      (302     (248
                   

Total derivatives not designated as hedging instruments

        95        (115
                   

Total derivatives

      $ (24,377   $ (43,024
                   

The pretax impact of the interest rate swap on the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 is as follows:

 

Interest Rate Swap Designated as Cash Flow Hedge

   Gain  (Loss)
Recognized
in OCI
(Effective
Portion)
    Location of Gain
(Loss)  Recognized
in Net Income (Loss)
(Effective and
Ineffective Portions)
     Gain (Loss)
Reclassified from
Accumulated OCI to
Net Income (Loss)
(Effective Portion)
    Gain (Loss)
Recognized  in
Net Income  (Loss)
(Ineffective
Portion)
 

Three months ended September 30, 2010

   $ (2,784     Interest expense       $ (8,968   $ 155  

Three months ended September 30, 2009

     (10,691 )     Interest expense         (12,306     152  

Nine months ended September 30, 2010

     (9,861 )     Interest expense         (28,181     117   

Nine months ended September 30, 2009

     (12,701 )     Interest expense         (30,534     484  

 

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Any gain (loss) on the cross currency swap was offset by the (loss) gain on the euro-denominated assets hedged by the swap. The following table summarizes the pretax impact of the cross currency swap on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009.

 

Cross Currency Swap Designated as Fair Value Hedge

  

Location of Gain (Loss)

   Gain (Loss)
Recognized in
Net Loss
 

Three months ended September 30, 2009

   Other income (expense), net    $ (493

Nine months ended September 30, 2009

   Other income (expense), net      (667

The pretax impact of the foreign currency forward contracts not designated as hedging instruments on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 is as follows:

 

Foreign Currency Forward Contracts Not Designated as Hedging Instruments

  

Location of Gain (Loss)

   Gain (Loss)
Recognized  in
Net Loss
 

Three months ended September 30, 2010

   Other income (expense), net    $ 323   

Three months ended September 30, 2009

   Other income (expense), net      955   

Nine months ended September 30, 2010

   Other income (expense), net      183   

Nine months ended September 30, 2009

   Other income (expense), net      (2,816

Activity in the accumulated net loss on derivative instruments included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) consisted of the following:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2010     2009     2010     2009  

Accumulated net loss on derivative instruments, beginning of period

   $ (25,053   $ (39,920   $ (32,699   $ (50,137

Gain on interest rate swap designated as a cash flow hedge, net of taxes

     3,896        1,018        11,542        11,235   
                                

Accumulated net loss on derivative instruments, end of period

   $ (21,157   $ (38,902   $ (21,157   $ (38,902
                                

During the three months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, the income tax expense related to the gain on the derivative financial instruments reported within other comprehensive income (loss) was $2,288 and $598, respectively. During the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, the income tax expense related to the gain on the derivative financial instruments reported within other comprehensive income (loss) was $6,778 and $6,598, respectively.

 

5. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

Fair value measurements using quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities fall within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy, measurements using significant other observable inputs fall within Level 2, and measurements using significant unobservable inputs fall within Level 3.

The Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, short-term and equity method investments, trade receivables, trade payables, debt instruments and an interest rate swap (see Note 4). For cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables and trade payables, the carrying amounts of these financial instruments as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 were considered representative of their fair values due to their short terms to maturity. The fair values of the Company’s short-term investments, equity method investment (included in other noncurrent assets) and 3.25% senior subordinated convertible notes (see Note 3) were based on quoted market prices. The fair values of the Company’s senior secured term loans were based on indicative quotes. The fair value of the Company’s interest rate swap agreement was based on the net present value of the difference between the expected future fixed rate interest payments and variable rate interest payments.

 

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The carrying amounts, estimated fair values and valuation input levels of the Company’s short-term and equity method investments, senior secured term loans, convertible debt and interest rate swap as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, are as follows:

 

     September 30, 2010      December 31, 2009         
     Carrying Amount      Fair Value      Carrying Amount      Fair Value      Valuation Inputs  

Assets:

              

Held-to-maturity short-term investments

   $ 50,004       $ 50,011       $ 40,465       $ 40,400         Level 1   

Available for sale short-term investments

     75,400         75,400         —           —           Level 1   

Equity method investment

     4,000         4,314         —           —           Level 1   

Liabilities:

              

Seven-year senior secured term loan

     697,631         690,655         838,295         820,481         Level 2   

Six-year senior secured term loan

     354,702         350,268         406,815         394,611         Level 2   

3.25% senior subordinated convertible notes

     287,500         328,109         287,500         342,125         Level 1   

Interest rate swap

     24,472         24,472         42,909         42,909         Level 2   

As a result of restructuring actions announced during the nine months ended September 30, 2010, the Company determined that the carrying value of certain property in Omaha, Nebraska was no longer recoverable. The carrying value of this property was reduced to its estimated fair value of $13.7 million, which was based upon a market approach that considered the selling prices of comparable properties (Level 3 valuation inputs).

The fair value estimates presented above are based on pertinent information available to management as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009. Although management is not aware of any factors that would significantly affect these fair value estimates, such amounts have not been comprehensively revalued for purposes of these financial statements since those dates, and current estimates of fair value may differ significantly from the amounts presented.

 

6. SEGMENTS

The Company’s four reportable segments, which align with the manner in which the business is managed, are as follows: Antenna, Cable and Cabinets Group (ACCG); Enterprise; Broadband; and Wireless Network Solutions (WNS).

The ACCG segment includes product offerings of primarily passive transmission devices for the wireless infrastructure market including base station antennas, coaxial cable and connectors and microwave antennas as well as secure environmental enclosures for electronic devices and equipment used by wireline and wireless providers.

The Enterprise segment consists mainly of structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications and connectivity solutions for wired and wireless networks within organizations. The segment also includes coaxial cable for various video and data applications that are not related to cable television.

The Broadband segment consists mainly of coaxial cable, fiber optic cable and conduit for cable television system operators. These products support multi-channel video, voice and high-speed data services for residential and commercial customers using hybrid fiber coaxial architecture.

The WNS segment consists of base station subsystems and core network products, such as power amplifiers, filters, location-based systems, network optimization analysis systems and products and solutions that extend and enhance the coverage of wireless networks, such as radio frequency (RF) repeaters and distributed antenna systems. Base station subsystems and RF products cover all of the major wireless standards and frequency bands and are sold individually or as part of integrated systems.

 

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The following tables provide summary financial information by segment (in millions):

 

     September 30,
2010
     December 31,
2009
 

Identifiable segment-related assets:

     

ACCG

   $ 1,865.9       $ 1,906.0   

Enterprise

     346.8         312.9   

Broadband

     366.4         334.2   

WNS

     566.3         617.7   
                 

Total identifiable segment-related assets

     3,145.4         3,170.8   

Reconciliation to total assets:

     

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

     671.3         702.9   

Deferred income tax asset

     92.7         67.6   
                 

Total assets

   $ 3,909.4       $ 3,941.3   
                 

The following table presents the allocation of goodwill to reportable segments (in millions):

 

     September 30,
2010
     December 31,
2009
 

Goodwill:

     

ACCG

   $ 706.7       $ 706.7   

Enterprise

     20.9         20.9   

Broadband

     133.6         133.6   

WNS

     133.8         133.8   
                 

Total goodwill

   $ 995.0       $ 995.0   
                 

The following table provides net sales and operating income by segment (in millions):

 

     Three Months
Ended  September 30,
    Nine Months
Ended  September 30,
 
     2010     2009     2010     2009  

Net sales:

        

ACCG

   $ 332.9      $ 316.4      $ 901.0      $ 964.5   

Enterprise

     220.2        177.6        638.8        485.9   

Broadband

     132.4        136.7        372.0        369.1   

WNS

     137.6        120.3        474.7        459.0   

Inter-segment eliminations

     (1.2     (0.6     (4.9     (2.1
                                

Consolidated net sales

   $ 821.9      $ 750.4      $ 2,381.6      $ 2,276.4   
                                

Operating income (loss):

        

ACCG

   $ 16.5      $ 23.0      $ (6.6   $ 24.2   

Enterprise

     49.7        36.9        104.6        72.2   

Broadband

     17.5        32.3        41.5        68.7   

WNS

     8.2        (1.0     27.6        9.2   
                                

Consolidated operating income

   $ 91.9      $ 91.2      $ 167.1      $ 174.3   
                                

During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, the Company received $8.6 million as a result of an arbitrator’s final award regarding claims made by the Company against EMS Technologies, Inc. (EMS) related to warranty claims arising from a business Andrew LLC had acquired from EMS. The award was recorded as a reduction of cost of sales in the ACCG segment.

 

7. RESTRUCTURING COSTS

In early 2010, the Company initiated new restructuring actions (the 2010 Restructuring Initiatives). The objectives of the 2010 Restructuring Initiatives are to realign and lower the Company’s cost structure and improve capacity utilization. To achieve these objectives, the Company announced the closure of manufacturing facilities in Omaha, Nebraska and Newton, North Carolina, among

 

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other actions. Much of the production capacity from these facilities will be shifted to other existing facilities or contract manufacturers. These actions primarily affect the ACCG and Enterprise segments. During 2009 and 2008, the Company implemented restructuring actions to complete acquisition-related integration efforts and to lower the combined manufacturing, selling and administrative cost structure of the Company (the 2008 Integration Initiatives). During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, the Company’s pretax restructuring charges, by segment, related to both initiatives were as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2010      2009      2010      2009  

ACCG

   $ 1,844       $ 796       $ 34,869       $ 7,248   

Enterprise

     564         571         16,239         3,048   

Broadband

     172         486         705         4,580   

WNS

     1,345         1,354         3,536         5,151   
                                   

Total

   $ 3,925       $ 3,207       $ 55,349       $ 20,027   
                                   

2010 Restructuring Initiatives

During the three months ended September 30, 2010, the Company incurred $4.0 million in employee-related costs, lease termination costs and equipment relocation costs associated with the 2010 Restructuring Initiatives. During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, the Company incurred $55.5 million in employee-related costs, lease termination costs, asset impairments and equipment relocation costs associated with the 2010 Restructuring Initiatives. The activity within the liability established for these restructuring actions, which is included in other accrued liabilities, was as follows:

 

     Employee-
Related
Costs
    Lease
Termination
Costs
     Asset
Impairments
    Equipment
Relocation
Costs
     Total  

Balance as of June 30, 2010

   $ 33,723      $ —         $ —        $ —         $ 33,723   

Additional charge recorded

     1,631        1,159         —          1,177         3,967   

Cash paid

     (3,237     —           —          (1,177      (4,414

Foreign exchange

     12        —           —          —           12   
                                          

Balance as of September 30, 2010

   $ 32,129      $ 1,159       $ —        $ —         $ 33,288   
                                          

Balance as of December 31, 2009

   $ —        $ —         $ —        $ —         $ —     

Additional charge recorded

     44,272        1,159         8,935        1,180         55,546   

Cash paid

     (7,082     —           —          (1,180      (8,262

Foreign exchange and other non-cash items

     (5,061     —           (8,935     —           (13,996
                                          

Balance as of September 30, 2010

   $ 32,129      $ 1,159       $ —        $ —         $ 33,288   
                                          

Employee-related costs include the expected severance costs and related benefits as well as one-time severance benefits that are accrued over the remaining period employees are required to work in order to receive such benefits. The costs recognized during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 include a $5.0 million estimated net curtailment loss related to pension and other postretirement benefits.

Lease termination costs relate to the cost of vacating leased facilities, net of anticipated sub-rental income.

Asset impairment charges recognized during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 primarily relate to the planned plant closure in Omaha. The carrying value of the Omaha facility has been written down to its estimated fair value and depreciation will continue to be recognized. As a result of restructuring and consolidation actions, there is unutilized real estate at various facilities in the U.S. and internationally, which is recorded in property, plant and equipment on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at the lower of cost or estimated fair value. The Company is attempting to sell or lease this unutilized space. Additional impairment charges may be incurred related to these or other excess assets.

Equipment relocation costs incurred during 2010 relate to the costs to uninstall, pack, ship and reinstall manufacturing equipment as well as the costs to prepare the receiving facility to accommodate the equipment. These costs are expensed as incurred.

Additional pretax costs related to actions announced to date under the 2010 Restructuring Initiatives of up to $2 million (net of projected curtailment gains of $2 million) are expected to be recognized by the end of 2011. Cash payments of $4 million to $5

 

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million are expected during the remainder of 2010 with an additional $31 million to $33 million expected to be paid in 2011 and beyond. Additional restructuring actions may be identified and resulting charges and cash requirements could be material.

2008 Integration Initiatives

The activity within the liability established for the 2008 Integration Initiatives, which is included in other accrued liabilities, was as follows:

 

     Employee-
Related
Costs
    Lease
Termination 
Costs
    Asset
Impairments
    Total  

Balance as of June 30, 2010

   $ 193      $ 3,079      $ —        $ 3,272   

Additional charge (benefit) recorded

     (59     17        —          (42

Cash paid

     (78     (310     —          (388

Foreign exchange

     —          77        —          77   
                                

Balance as of September 30, 2010

   $ 56      $ 2,863      $ —        $ 2,919   
                                

Balance as of December 31, 2009

   $ 1,343      $ 4,797      $ —        $ 6,140   

Additional charge (benefit) recorded

     (66     44        (175     (197

Cash (paid) recovered

     (1,200     (1,903     175        (2,928

Foreign exchange

     (21     (75     —          (96
                                

Balance as of September 30, 2010

   $ 56      $ 2,863      $ —        $ 2,919   
                                

Since the inception of the 2008 Integration Initiatives, the Company has recognized restructuring charges of $58.1 million and established a restructuring liability as part of the Andrew purchase price allocation of $54.4 million. Cash payments of $103.9 million, including $0.4 million and $2.9 million paid during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, have been made since the inception of the 2008 Integration Initiatives. The Company does not expect to incur any additional charges related to the completion of the 2008 Integration Initiatives and expects to pay substantially all of the remaining liability by the end of 2012.

 

8. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

 

     Pension Benefits     Other  Postretirement
Benefits
 
     Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2010     2009     2010     2009  

Service cost

   $ 579      $ 677      $ 727      $ 867   

Interest cost

     3,361        3,149        1,526        1,587   

Recognized actuarial loss (gain)

     8        503        (142     (172

Amortization of prior service cost (credits)

     —          (193     (180     22   

Amortization of transition obligation

     3        4        —          —     

Expected return on plan assets

     (3,481     (2,717     (150     (131
                                

Net periodic benefit cost

   $ 470      $ 1,423      $ 1,781      $ 2,173   
                                

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2010     2009     2010     2009  

Service cost

   $ 1,838      $ 2,023      $ 2,203      $ 2,601   

Interest cost

     10,339        9,573        4,512        4,761   

Recognized actuarial (gain) loss

     25        1,499        (621     (517

Amortization of prior service credits

     (156     (578     (496     69   

Amortization of transition obligation

     9        13        —          —     

Net curtailment loss (gain)

     5,918        —          (880     —     

Expected return on plan assets

     (10,825     (8,260     (452     (394
                                

Net periodic benefit cost

   $ 7,148      $ 4,270      $ 4,266      $ 6,520   
                                

 

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The net curtailment (gain) loss recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 is included in restructuring costs on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations (see Note 7).

During the three months ended September 30, 2010, the Company announced a plan change that reduced future benefits expected to be provided by certain of its other postretirement benefit plans. This plan change along with a decrease in the discount rate used to measure the accumulated postretirement benefit obligation resulted in a net $17.4 million reduction in the other postretirement benefit liability.

The Company contributed $8.3 million and $10.5 million to its pension plans during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and anticipates making additional contributions of at least $3.5 million to these plans during 2010. The Company contributed $0.1 million and $2.2 million to its other postretirement benefit plans during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and anticipates making additional contributions of approximately $0.8 million to these plans during 2010.

 

9. EQUITY-BASED COMPENSATION PLANS

As of September 30, 2010, $20.5 million of total unrecognized compensation costs related to non-vested awards are expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.6 years. There were no significant capitalized equity-based compensation costs at September 30, 2010.

Stock Options

The following table summarizes the stock option activity for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

     Shares     Weighted
Average Option
Exercise Price
Per Share
     Weighted Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Per Share
     Aggregate 
Intrinsic
Value
 

Outstanding at June 30, 2010

     3,428      $ 24.08         

Granted

     —        $ —         $ —        

Exercised

     (20   $ 14.77         

Expired or forfeited

     (52   $ 31.75       $ 16.40      
                

Outstanding at September 30, 2010

     3,356      $ 24.01          $ 18,069   
                

Exercisable at September 30, 2010

     2,304      $ 23.39          $ 14,258   

Expected to vest

     1,032      $ 25.36          $ 3,773   

Outstanding at December 31, 2009

     3,020      $ 24.44         

Granted

     690      $ 29.51       $ 14.58      

Exercised

     (166   $ 15.17         

Expired or forfeited

     (188   $ 58.81       $ 7.91      
                

Outstanding at September 30, 2010

     3,356      $ 24.01          $ 18,069   
                

The total intrinsic value of options exercised during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 was $0.2 million and $2.5 million, respectively. The total intrinsic value of options exercised during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 was $0.4 million and $0.7 million, respectively.

 

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The exercise prices of outstanding options at September 30, 2010 were in the following ranges:

 

     Options Outstanding      Options Exercisable  

Range of Exercise

Prices

   Shares
(in thousands)
     Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual Life 
(in years)
     Weighted
Average
Exercise Price 
Per Share
     Shares
(in thousands)
     Weighted
Average
Exercise Price 
Per Share
 

$7.43 to $16.00

     1,031         5.1       $ 11.15         758       $ 11.64   

16.01 to 23.74

     902         3.1       $ 18.10         902       $ 18.10   

23.75 to 30.00

     703         9.2       $ 29.51         14       $ 29.67   

30.01 to 71.81

     720         4.9       $ 44.47         630       $ 44.94   
                          

$7.43 to $71.81

     3,356         5.4       $ 24.01         2,304       $ 23.39   
                          

The Company uses the Black-Scholes model to estimate the fair value of stock option awards. Key input assumptions used in the model to estimate the fair value of stock options include the grant price of the award, the expected option term, volatility of the Company’s stock, the risk-free interest rate and the Company’s projected dividend yield. The Company believes that the valuation technique and the approach utilized to develop the underlying assumptions are appropriate in estimating the fair values of CommScope stock options. Estimates of fair value are not intended to predict actual future events or the value ultimately realized by employees who receive equity awards. Subsequent events are not indicative of the reasonableness of the original estimates of fair value made by the Company. The following table presents the weighted average assumptions used to estimate the fair value of stock option awards granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009.

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2010     2009  

Expected option term (in years)

     5.0        5.0   

Risk-free interest rate

     2.5     1.7

Expected volatility

     55.0     55.0

Expected dividend yield

     0     0

Weighted average exercise price (stock price at grant date)

   $ 29.51      $ 9.80   

Weighted average fair value at grant date

   $ 14.58      $ 4.74   

Performance Share Units

The following table summarizes the performance share unit activity for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

     Performance 
Share Units
    Weighted Average Grant 
Date Fair Value
Per Share
 

Outstanding and non-vested at June 30, 2010

     502      $ 34.78   

Granted

     —        $ —     

Forfeited

     (8   $ 34.31   
          

Outstanding and non-vested at September 30, 2010

     494      $ 34.78   
          

Outstanding and non-vested at December 31, 2009

     219      $ 41.22   

Granted

     288      $ 29.51   

Forfeited

     (13   $ 25.95   
          

Outstanding and non-vested at September 30, 2010

     494      $ 34.78   
          

 

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Restricted Stock Units

The following table summarizes the restricted stock unit activity for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

     Restricted 
Stock Units
    Weighted Average Grant 
Date Fair Value
Per Share
 

Outstanding and non-vested at June 30, 2010

     1,263      $ 24.83   

Granted

     18      $ 20.39   

Vested and shares issued

     (14   $ 25.60   

Forfeited

     (24   $ 24.93   
          

Outstanding and non-vested at September 30, 2010

     1,243      $ 24.75   
          

Outstanding and non-vested at December 31, 2009

     994      $ 23.31   

Granted

     336      $ 28.99   

Vested and shares issued

     (22   $ 29.47   

Forfeited

     (65   $ 23.04   
          

Outstanding and non-vested at September 30, 2010

     1,243      $ 24.75   
          

Other

During the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, the Company issued 0.5 million and 0.3 million shares of its common stock valued at $12.9 million and $6.8 million, respectively, as an employer contribution to the CommScope, Inc. Retirement Savings Plan. This issuance of shares is included in equity-based compensation as an adjustment to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

 

10. SUBSEQUENT EVENT

On October 26, 2010, the Company’s board of directors unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which an affiliate of The Carlyle Group will acquire all of the Company’s outstanding common stock for $31.50 per share in cash. The Company’s senior secured credit agreement was amended on October 26, 2010 to allow the Company to enter into this merger agreement. Standard & Poor’s announced on October 25, 2010 that it placed the Company’s credit ratings (including its BB- corporate credit rating) on credit watch with negative implications as a result of the proposed transaction.

Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions to closing, including approval of CommScope’s stockholders and regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close by March 31, 2011.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 is provided to increase the understanding of, and should be read in conjunction with, the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes included in this document as well as the audited Consolidated Financial Statements, related notes thereto and management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations, including management’s discussion and analysis about the application of critical accounting policies, included in our 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Overview

CommScope, Inc., along with its direct and indirect subsidiaries (CommScope or the Company), is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its Andrew Solutions brand, the Company is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® brands, CommScope is also a world leader in network infrastructure solutions, including cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network design services for business enterprise applications. CommScope is also the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets for digital subscriber line (DSL), fiber-to-the-node and wireless applications.

On October 26, 2010, the Company’s board of directors unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which an affiliate of The Carlyle Group will acquire all of the Company’s outstanding common stock for $31.50 per share in cash. The Company’s senior secured credit agreement was amended on October 26, 2010 to allow the Company to enter into this merger agreement. Standard & Poor’s announced on October 25, 2010 that it placed the Company’s credit ratings (including its BB- corporate credit rating) on credit watch with negative implications as a result of the proposed transaction.

Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions to closing, including approval of CommScope’s stockholders and regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close by March 31, 2011.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

There have been no changes in our critical accounting policies or significant accounting estimates as disclosed in our 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K other than changing the annual impairment test date for goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets and the implementation of new accounting guidance regarding the consolidation of variable interest entities. These changes did not have a material impact on our financial statements.

Goodwill

Goodwill and other intangible assets with indefinite lives are tested for impairment annually and on an interim basis when events occur or circumstances indicate the carrying value of these intangibles may no longer be recoverable. Beginning on October 1, 2010, all of the Company’s goodwill will be tested on a common annual testing date of October 1. Goodwill is evaluated at the reporting unit level, which may be the same as a reportable segment or a level below a reportable segment. The goodwill balance held by the reporting units as of September 30, 2010 is as follows (in millions):

 

Reportable Segment

  

Reporting Unit

   Goodwill Balance  

ACCG

   Cable Products    $ 380.6   

ACCG

   Base Station Antennas      172.0   

ACCG

   Microwave Antennas      154.1   

WNS

   WNS Services      42.8   

WNS

   Power Amplifiers      26.9   

WNS

   Wireless Innovations Group      64.1   

Broadband

   Broadband      133.6   

Enterprise

   Enterprise      20.9   
           

Total

      $ 995.0   
           

 

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During the three months ended September 30, 2010, we performed the August 31 annual goodwill impairment test for the Broadband and Enterprise reporting units and determined that no impairment existed. Also during the third quarter of 2010, management determined that it was not necessary to perform interim goodwill impairment tests for any of its remaining reporting units with goodwill balances.

During the second quarter of 2010, management determined that an indication of potential goodwill impairment existed for the base station antennas and microwave antennas reporting units and “step one” impairment tests were performed. The results of the “step one” tests indicated that the estimated fair values of these reporting units were higher than their carrying values, and thus no goodwill impairment existed.

While no impairment charges resulted from the analyses performed during 2010, impairment charges may occur in the future in these or other reporting units due to changes in projected revenue growth rates, projected operating margins or estimated discount rates, among other factors. Historical or projected revenues or cash flows may not be indicative of actual future results. Due to uncertain market conditions, it is possible that future impairment reviews may indicate additional potential impairments of goodwill and/or other intangible assets, which could result in charges and any such charges could be material to our results of operations and financial position.

COMPARISON OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 WITH THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,              
     2010     2009              
     Amount      % of Net 
Sales
    Amount      % of Net 
Sales
    Dollar
Change
    %
Change
 
     (dollars in millions, except per share amounts)  

Net sales

   $ 821.9         100.0   $ 750.4         100.0   $ 71.4        9.5

Gross profit

     249.0         30.3        244.8         32.6        4.2        1.7   

SG&A expense

     102.8         12.5        103.2         13.8        (0.4     (0.4

R&D expense

     29.6         3.6        26.4         3.5        3.2        12.1   

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

     20.8         2.5        20.8         2.8        0.0        0.0   

Restructuring costs

     3.9         0.5        3.2         0.4        0.7        22.4   

Net income

     50.6         6.2        45.8         6.1        4.7        10.3   

Diluted earnings per share

     0.49           0.45          
     Nine Months Ended September 30,              
     2010     2009              
     Amount      % of Net 
Sales
    Amount      % of Net 
Sales
    Dollar
Change
    %
Change
 
     (dollars in millions, except per share amounts)  

Net sales

   $ 2,381.6         100.0   $ 2,276.4         100.0   $ 105.2        4.6

Gross profit

     706.0         29.6        642.6         28.2        63.4        9.9   

SG&A expense

     331.9         13.9        303.4         13.3        28.5        9.4   

R&D expense

     89.4         3.8        82.5         3.6        7.0        8.5   

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

     62.3         2.6        62.5         2.7        (0.2     (0.3

Restructuring costs

     55.3         2.3        20.0         0.9        35.3        176.4   

Net income

     72.7         3.1        40.7         1.8        31.9        78.4   

Diluted earnings per share

     0.73           0.47          

Net sales

The increase in net sales for the third quarter of 2010 as compared to the third quarter of 2009 is attributable to an increase in sales of Enterprise, WNS and ACCG segment products that was partially offset by lower net sales of Broadband segment products. Net sales of Enterprise and WNS segment products were higher in the nine months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the prior year period while Broadband net sales were essentially flat. The 2010 year-to-date increase in Enterprise and WNS segment net sales was partially offset by lower net sales in the ACCG segment as a result of reduced capital spending by wireless service providers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions (both directly and through original equipment manufacturers). The Company has announced price increases for certain cable products that are expected to begin to favorably impact net sales in 2011. For further details by segment, see the section titled “Segment Results” below.

 

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Gross profit (net sales less cost of sales)

The year-over-year increase in gross profit of $4.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010 is primarily attributable to the increase in net sales. This increase was partially offset by higher raw materials costs and price reductions on certain cable products. The $63.4 million increase in gross profit for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 is largely due to the increase in net sales, $21.2 million in litigation charges recorded in cost of sales in 2009 and an $8.6 million reduction of cost of sales recorded in 2010 as a result of receiving payment from EMS Technologies, Inc. (EMS) to settle a warranty claims dispute following the arbitrator’s final decision in the matter. The litigation charges recorded in the nine months ended September 30, 2009 related to the TruePosition litigation.

The timing of a sustained improvement in the overall economic environment in general and the markets we serve in particular remains uncertain. We expect continued volatility in the costs of certain raw materials, particularly copper, aluminum, plastics and other polymers. If raw material costs increase and we delay implementing price increases or are unable to achieve market acceptance of announced or future price increases, gross profit may be adversely affected. Price reductions in response to a significant decline in raw material costs may also have an adverse impact on gross profit.

Selling, general and administrative expense

Selling, general and administrative expense (SG&A) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 included higher costs related to the reinstatement of cash incentive programs in 2010 that had been suspended for 2009, higher selling costs due to higher net sales and higher bad debt expense than the same prior year periods. These increased costs were partially offset by a $3.7 million gain on the sale of a distribution facility realized during the third quarter of 2010.

The decrease in the allowance for doubtful accounts from December 31, 2009 to September 30, 2010 is primarily attributable to the write off of accounts receivable that had been fully reserved in the allowance for doubtful accounts and collections of accounts receivable previously reserved in the allowance for doubtful accounts.

Research and development

Research and development (R&D) expense increased by $3.2 million and $7.0 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, as compared to the same periods in 2009 primarily as a result of the reinstatement of cash incentive programs as described above. R&D expense as a percentage of net sales increased to 3.6% and 3.8% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, as compared to 3.5% and 3.6% for the comparable 2009 three and nine month periods, respectively, due to the 2010 increase in R&D expense. R&D activities generally relate to ensuring that our products are capable of meeting the developing technological needs of our customers, bringing new products to market and modifying existing products to better serve our customers.

Amortization of purchased intangibles

The amortization of purchased intangibles was essentially unchanged for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the same periods in 2009. There is additional amortization expense of $3.6 million and $10.9 million included in cost of sales for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, related to patents and technologies. The same additional amortization amounts were included in cost of sales for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009.

Restructuring Costs

We recognized pretax restructuring costs of $3.9 million and $55.3 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, compared with $3.2 million and $20.0 million during the comparable periods ended September 30, 2009, respectively. The restructuring costs recognized in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 are primarily related to workforce reductions and asset impairments resulting from planned facility closures as part of restructuring initiatives that began in early 2010 (the 2010 Restructuring Initiatives). The restructuring costs recognized in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 resulted from integration and cost reduction actions initiated in 2008 (the 2008 Integration Initiatives).

The objectives of the 2010 Restructuring Initiatives are to realign and lower our cost structure and improve capacity utilization. To achieve these objectives, we have announced the closure of production facilities in Omaha, Nebraska and Newton, North Carolina, among other actions. Much of the capacity at those facilities will be shifted to other existing facilities or contract manufacturers. Charges incurred during the three months ended September 30, 2010 for these restructuring actions included $1.6 million for employee-related costs, lease termination costs of $1.2 million and equipment relocation costs of $1.2 million. Charges incurred during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 for these restructuring actions included $44.3 million for employee-related costs (including a $5.0 million estimated net curtailment loss related to pension and other postretirement benefits) and $8.9 million for asset impairment charges, primarily related to reducing the carrying value of the Omaha facility to its estimated fair value.

 

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Additional pretax costs related to actions announced to date under the 2010 Restructuring Initiatives of up to $2 million (net of projected curtailment gains of $2 million) are expected to be recognized by the end of 2011. Cash payments related to these costs and the completion of the 2008 Integration Initiatives of $5 million to $6 million are expected during the remainder of 2010 with an additional $33 million to $35 million expected to be paid in 2011 and beyond. Additional restructuring actions may be identified and resulting charges and cash requirements could be material.

Other expense, net

Foreign exchange losses of $1.5 million and $1.4 million are included in net other expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, compared to losses of $1.6 million and $4.6 million for the comparable periods ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Realized losses of $0.5 million on the sale of auction rate securities are also included in net other expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009. Net other expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 includes a loss of $8.6 million on the induced conversion of our 1% convertible senior subordinated debentures.

Net interest income (expense)

We incurred net interest expense of $20.2 million and $64.5 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, compared to net interest expense of $24.8 million and $96.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 included an $11.3 million charge for the interest make-whole payment related to the conversion of our 3.50% convertible debentures. Interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 includes $2.1 million and $7.5 million, respectively, related to the write off of deferred financing costs in connection with accelerated debt payments. Interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 benefited from lower levels of debt as compared to the same periods in the prior year.

Our weighted average effective interest rate on outstanding borrowings, including the interest rate swap and amortization of deferred financing costs, was 6.26% as of September 30, 2010, 5.83% as of December 31, 2009 and 6.44% as of September 30, 2009.

Income taxes

The effective income tax rate was 28.0% and 28.2% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, compared to 28.8% and 38.0% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Income tax expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 includes expense (benefit) of $2.1 million and $(0.5) million, respectively, resulting from adjustments to valuation allowances related to various domestic matters. Also included in income tax expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 is a $2.5 million benefit related to adjustments to the estimated tax impact of repatriation of foreign earnings and a charge of $2.3 million related to changes to the tax deductibility of prescription drug benefits to certain retirees (Medicare Part D) made as part of the health care reform legislation enacted in March 2010.

Income tax expense for the three months ended September 30, 2009 includes net benefits of $7.1 million primarily related to the completion of prior year U.S. and foreign income tax returns, the resolution of various income tax uncertainties and the settlement of various U.S. and foreign income tax audits. Income tax expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 includes net benefits of $4.7 million primarily related to the completion of prior year U.S. and foreign income tax returns, the resolution of certain income tax uncertainties and the settlement of various U.S. and foreign income tax audits, partially offset by the impact of non-deductible debt retirement costs.

Our effective income tax rate for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 reflects the benefits derived from significant operations outside the U.S., which are generally taxed at rates lower than the U.S. statutory rate of 35%. These benefits are partially offset by a provision of U.S. taxes on a portion of current year non-U.S. earnings in anticipation of repatriation. The effective income tax rates for 2009 excluding the items described above are higher than the U.S. statutory rate primarily due to the provision of U.S. taxes on a substantial portion of 2009 foreign earnings and prior year earnings in anticipation of repatriation.

 

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Segment Results

 

     Three Months Ended September 30,              
     2010     2009              
     Amount     % of Net
Sales
    Amount     % of Net
Sales
    Dollar
Change
    %
Change
 
     (dollars in millions)  

Net sales by segment:

            

ACCG

   $ 332.9        40.5   $ 316.4        42.2   $ 16.5        5.2

Enterprise

     220.2        26.8     177.6        23.7     42.5        24.0

Broadband

     132.4        16.1     136.7        18.2     (4.3     (3.1 )% 

WNS

     137.6        16.7     120.3        16.0     17.3        14.4

Inter-segment eliminations

     (1.2     (0.1 )%      (0.6     (0.1 )%      (0.6     NM   
                              

Consolidated net sales

   $ 821.9        100.0   $ 750.4        100.0    $ 71.4        9.5
                              

Total domestic net sales

   $ 445.7        54.2   $ 401.8        53.5   $ 43.8        10.9

Total international net sales

     376.2        45.8     348.6        46.5     27.6        7.9
                              

Total worldwide net sales

   $ 821.9        100.0   $ 750.4        100.0   $ 71.4        9.5
                              

Operating income (loss) by segment:

            

ACCG

   $ 16.5        5.0   $ 23.0        7.3   $ (6.5     (28.3 )% 

Enterprise

     49.7        22.6     36.9        20.7     12.8        34.7

Broadband

     17.5        13.2     32.3        23.7     (14.8     (45.8 )% 

WNS

     8.2        6.0     (1.0     (0.8 )%      9.2        NM   
                              

Consolidated operating income

   $ 91.9        11.2   $ 91.2        12.1   $ 0.7        0.8
                              

NM – Not meaningful

 

     Nine Months Ended September 30,              
     2010     2009              
     Amount     % of Net
Sales
    Amount     % of Net
Sales
    Dollar
Change
    %
Change
 
     (dollars in millions)  

Net sales by segment:

            

ACCG

   $ 901.0        37.9   $ 964.5        42.4   $ (63.5     (6.6 )% 

Enterprise

     638.8        26.8     485.9        21.3     152.9        31.5

Broadband

     372.0        15.6     369.1        16.2     2.9        0.8

WNS

     474.7        19.9     459.0        20.2     15.7        3.4

Inter-segment eliminations

     (4.9     (0.2 )%      (2.1     (0.1 )%      (2.8     NM   
                              

Consolidated net sales

   $ 2,381.6        100.0    $ 2,276.4        100.0    $ 105.2        4.6
                              

Total domestic net sales

   $ 1,294.8        54.4   $ 1,179.0        51.8   $ 115.8        9.8

Total international net sales

     1,086.8        45.6     1,097.4        48.2     (10.6     (1.0 )% 
                              

Total worldwide net sales

   $ 2,381.6        100.0   $ 2,276.4        100.0   $ 105.2        4.6
                              

Operating income (loss) by segment:

            

ACCG

   $ (6.6     (0.7 )%    $ 24.2        2.5   $ (30.8     (127.3 )% 

Enterprise

     104.6        16.4     72.2        14.8     32.4        44.9

Broadband

     41.5        11.2     68.7        18.6     (27.2     (39.6 )% 

WNS

     27.6        5.8     9.2        2.0     18.4        200.0
                              

Consolidated operating income

   $ 167.1        7.0   $ 174.3        7.7   $ (7.2     (4.2 )% 
                              

NM – Not meaningful

 

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Antenna, Cable and Cabinets Group Segment

The ACCG segment includes product offerings of primarily passive transmission devices for the wireless infrastructure market including base station antennas, coaxial cable and connectors and microwave antennas as well as secure environmental enclosures for electronic devices and equipment used by wireline and wireless providers.

For both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, ACCG segment net sales were stronger in the U.S. and Central and Latin America (CALA) and weaker in the APAC and EMEA regions as compared to the same prior year periods. During the third quarter of 2010, higher U.S. and CALA sales were partially offset by lower APAC and EMEA sales. During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, the increased net sales in the U.S. and CALA were more than offset by a decline in sales in the APAC and EMEA regions. In addition to a slowdown in spending by wireless service providers, regulatory restrictions in India on the importation of telecommunications equipment have had a significant negative effect on sales of base station and microwave antennas and other products in the APAC region during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010. Foreign exchange rates had a negligible impact on ACCG segment sales for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the prior year periods.

Despite challenges, we expect demand for our ACCG products to be positively affected by wireless coverage and capacity expansion in emerging markets and growth in mobile data services in developed markets. Uncertainty in the global economy may continue to depress capital spending by telecommunication providers and negatively impact the markets we serve and consequently our net sales.

Although ACCG segment net sales were higher in the third quarter of 2010 than the third quarter of 2009, operating income for the segment was lower due to higher raw materials costs and slightly higher restructuring costs. The comparison of ACCG segment operating income for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 to the prior year period benefited from the receipt of $8.6 million to settle claims against EMS related to warranty claims arising from a previous business acquisition. This benefit was more than offset by a $27.6 million increase in restructuring charges. Operating income in 2010 was also lower due to the reinstatement of cash incentive programs in 2010 that had been suspended for 2009.

Enterprise Segment

The Enterprise segment consists mainly of structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications and connectivity solutions for wired and wireless networks within organizations. The segment also includes coaxial cable for various video and data applications that are not related to cable television.

Enterprise segment net sales increased in all major geographic regions for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009. In particular, U.S. sales of Enterprise segment products increased during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 as a result of increased demand related to data center projects and improvements in government and corporate spending on information technology. Foreign exchange rate changes had a negligible impact on Enterprise segment sales for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the prior year periods.

We expect long-term demand for Enterprise products to be driven by global information technology spending and the ongoing need for bandwidth, which creates demand for high-performance structured cabling solutions in the enterprise market. Uncertain global economic conditions, continued weakness in commercial construction activity and reductions in the levels of distributor inventories may negatively affect demand for our products.

The increase in Enterprise segment operating income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 is primarily attributable to the increase in net sales. The improvement in operating income was partially offset by the reinstatement of cash incentive programs in 2010 that had been suspended for 2009. Restructuring costs recorded in the Enterprise segment were essentially unchanged in the third quarter of 2010 as compared to the third quarter of 2009 and $13.2 million higher in the first nine months of 2010 than in the first nine months of 2009.

Broadband Segment

The Broadband segment consists mainly of coaxial cable, fiber optic cable and conduit for cable television system operators. These products support multi-channel video, voice and high-speed data services for residential and commercial customers using hybrid fiber coaxial architecture.

For both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, Broadband segment net sales were stronger in the CALA region and weaker in the U.S. as compared to the same prior year periods. During the third quarter of 2010, higher CALA sales were more than

 

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offset by lower U.S. sales. During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, the increased net sales in CALA were substantially offset by the decline in U.S. sales. The decline in domestic net sales is primarily the result of a reduction in prices on certain cable products. Foreign exchange rate changes had a negligible impact on Broadband segment sales for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the prior year periods.

We expect demand for Broadband products to continue to be influenced by ongoing maintenance requirements of cable networks, cable providers’ competition with telecommunication service providers and activity in the residential construction market. Spending by our Broadband customers on maintaining and upgrading networks is expected to continue, though it may be influenced by the deterioration in global economic conditions and tight credit markets.

The decrease in Broadband segment operating income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 reflects the impact of price reductions on certain cable products, higher raw materials costs and the reinstatement of cash incentive programs in 2010 that had been suspended for 2009.

Wireless Network Solutions Segment

The WNS segment consists of base station subsystems and core network products, such as power amplifiers, filters, location-based systems, network optimization analysis systems and products and solutions that extend and enhance the coverage of wireless networks, such as RF repeaters and distributed antenna systems. Base station subsystems and RF products cover all of the major wireless standards and frequency bands and are sold individually or as part of integrated systems.

Net sales of WNS segment products were higher in the APAC and EMEA regions for the third quarter of 2010 as compared to the third quarter of 2009. However, net sales in these regions were essentially flat for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 with higher U.S. sales primarily responsible for the increase in net sales for the 2010 year-to-date period. Foreign exchange rate changes had a negligible impact on WNS segment sales for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 as compared to the prior year periods.

We expect demand for our WNS products to be positively affected by the continuing expansion of wireless capacity in emerging markets as well as convergence and growth in mobile data services in developed markets. Given that much of the demand for WNS products is driven by large customer projects, quarterly changes in net sales for this segment may be volatile. Current global economic conditions may slow capital spending by telecommunication providers and negatively impact the markets we serve and consequently our net sales.

WNS segment operating income for the three months ended September 30, 2010 increased $9.2 million as compared to the same period in 2009 mainly as a result of higher net sales. The $18.4 million increase in WNS segment operating income for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 is primarily attributable to litigation charges of $21.2 million that were recorded in the nine months ended September 30, 2009. The improvement in operating income in 2010 was somewhat offset by the reinstatement of cash incentive programs in 2010 that had been suspended for 2009 and by recoveries of accounts receivable in the first nine months of 2009 that had been previously written off.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

The following table summarizes certain key measures of our liquidity and capital resources.

 

     As of              
     September 30,
2010
    December 31,
2009
    Dollar
Change
    %
Change
 
     (dollars in millions)  

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

   $ 671.3      $ 702.9      $ (31.6     (4.5 )% 

Working capital, excluding cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments and current portion of long-term debt

     614.2        593.7        20.5        3.4   

Availability under revolving credit facility

     204.2        358.8        (154.6     (43.1

Long-term debt, including current portion

     1,347.7        1,544.5        (196.8     (12.7

Total capitalization (1)

     3,019.5        3,093.5        (74.0     (2.4

Long-term debt as a percentage of total capitalization

     44.6     49.9    

 

(1) Total capitalization includes long-term debt, including the current portion, and stockholders’ equity.

 

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Our principal sources of liquidity, both on a short-term and long-term basis, are cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, cash flows provided by operations and availability under credit facilities. The primary uses of liquidity include funding working capital requirements (primarily inventory and accounts receivable, net of accounts payable, other accrued liabilities and income taxes), debt service requirements, capital expenditures, payment of certain restructuring costs, disposition of new or pending litigation and funding of pension and other postretirement obligations.

The decrease in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was primarily driven by $192.8 million of principal payments on our senior secured term loans. These cash outlays were substantially offset by $183.4 million in net cash flow from operations.

The decrease in long-term debt was primarily the result of the principal payments made on our senior secured term loans. The decline in total capitalization and long-term debt as a percentage of total capitalization was primarily driven by the reduction in long-term debt.

Cash Flow Overview

 

     Nine Months  Ended
September 30,
    Dollar
Change
    %
Change
 
     2010     2009      
     (dollars in millions)  

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 183.4      $ 361.4      $ (178.0     (49.2 )% 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (101.9     (24.6     (77.3     (313.6

Net cash used in financing activities

     (193.2     (164.4     (28.8     (17.5

Operating Activities

During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, operating activities generated $183.4 million in cash compared to $361.4 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2009. During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, net income of $72.7 million, depreciation and amortization of $141.0 million and increases in accounts payable and other liabilities of $105.7 million were somewhat offset by increases in net accounts receivable of $49.7 million and net inventory of $62.2 million as well as cash income tax payments that were $55.2 million higher than tax expense. The increase in accounts receivable is primarily attributable to an increase in sales during the third quarter of 2010 over the fourth quarter of 2009. During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, the Company took steps to reduce working capital levels, primarily through reducing inventory, in response to developing global economic difficulties. These efforts generated net cash flow during that period.

We expect to continue to generate net cash from operations during the remainder of 2010 although at levels below 2009 operating cash flow. A primary driver of the lower expected cash flows in 2010 is our expectation that the level of working capital excluding cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments and the current portion of long-term debt will be higher in 2010 than in 2009 based on our projected increase in net sales.

Investing Activities

Investment in property, plant and equipment during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 decreased by $5.8 million year over year to $26.0 million. We currently expect total capital expenditures of $35 million to $40 million in 2010 compared to $40.9 million in 2009. The expected capital spending during 2010 is primarily for investments in information technology (including internally developed software), capital expenditures to support the relocation of production capability in certain facilities and cost reduction efforts.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, we purchased $84.9 million in short-term investments.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2010, we received proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment of $13.0 million, which included proceeds from the sale of a facility in Brazil that had been vacated in 2008 and a distribution center in Singapore.

In the initial phase of a strategic alliance to develop fuel cell technology for use in the telecommunications industry, we invested $4.0 million in Hydrogenics Corporation during the nine months ended September 30, 2010. This investment is treated as an equity method investment.

 

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Financing Activities

We repaid $192.8 million of our senior secured term loans during the nine months ended September 30, 2010, including $127.6 million for the annual excess cash flow payment for 2009 and a voluntary prepayment of $50.0 million. We did not borrow under our senior secured revolving credit facility during the nine months ended September 30, 2010. We borrowed and subsequently repaid $85 million under our revolving credit facility during the nine months ended September 30, 2009.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2009, we completed two senior subordinated convertible debt issuances and a common stock offering of 10.5 million shares of CommScope common stock. In March 2009, we issued $100 million of 3.50% convertible senior subordinated debentures and in May 2009, we issued $287.5 million of 3.25% senior subordinated convertible notes. Also during the first half of 2009, we issued 1.7 million shares of CommScope common stock in connection with the negotiated conversion of $24.0 million in face value of our 1% convertible senior subordinated debentures. In June 2009, the 3.50% convertible senior subordinated debentures were converted into 10.4 million shares of CommScope common stock (9.935 million shares related to the original conversion ratio and 0.443 million shares for the interest make-whole payment). Both of these conversions were reflected as non-cash transactions.

During the first nine months of 2009, we paid $175.5 million to redeem the remaining 1% convertible senior subordinated debentures. We also repaid $579.8 million of our senior secured term loans during the nine months ended September 30, 2009, including $171.6 million for the annual excess cash flow payment for 2008. The net proceeds from the issuance of the 3.25% convertible notes discussed above, together with a portion of the net proceeds from the common stock offering, were used to repay $400 million of the senior secured term loans.

Future Cash Needs

We expect that our primary future cash needs will be debt service (including the annual excess cash flow payment that is required during the first quarter of each year under our senior secured term loans), funding working capital requirements, capital expenditures, paying certain restructuring costs, disposition of new or pending litigation and funding pension and other postretirement benefit obligations. We paid $11.2 million of restructuring costs during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and expect to pay $5 million to $6 million during the remainder of 2010 and $33 million to $35 million in 2011 and beyond related to announced restructuring actions. We made contributions of $12.7 million to our pension and other postretirement benefit plans during the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and currently expect to make additional contributions of at least $4.3 million in the balance of 2010. As of September 30, 2010, we have a significant unfunded obligation related to pension and other postretirement benefits. We expect to make contributions in future years and these contributions could be material. We expect that our noncurrent employee benefit liabilities will be funded from existing cash balances and cash flow from future operations. We may also pursue strategic acquisition opportunities, which may impact our future cash requirements.

In connection with our senior secured credit facilities, we are required to comply with two primary financial covenants: an interest coverage ratio for the preceding twelve months, which is tested at the end of each fiscal quarter, and a consolidated leverage ratio, with which we must comply at all times. As of September 30, 2010, the minimum interest coverage ratio and the maximum consolidated leverage ratio permitted under the senior secured credit facilities were 4.50 to 1.0 and 3.25 to 1.0, respectively. The Company’s estimated interest coverage ratio and consolidated leverage ratio as of September 30, 2010 were 5.58 to 1.0 and 2.82 to 1.0, respectively. Beginning with the quarter ending September 30, 2011, the minimum interest coverage ratio increases to 5.00 to 1.0 and the maximum consolidated leverage ratio decreases to 2.50 to 1.0. Management believes the Company was in compliance with all of its covenants under the senior secured credit facilities as of September 30, 2010. Management expects to remain in compliance with all of the Company’s covenants under the senior secured credit facilities for the foreseeable future and, to the extent necessary or advisable, intends to consider the repayment of debt, the refinancing of debt and/or operational improvements in order to maintain such compliance.

If we are unable to comply with these covenants, we will be in default under our senior secured credit facilities, which could result in, among other things, the outstanding balance of our loans under the credit facilities becoming due and payable immediately, a material increase in the interest rate and further restrictions on our operational and financial flexibility.

As of September 30, 2010, our remaining availability under the $400 million revolving credit portion of the facilities was approximately $204 million, reflecting a limitation of $196 million to remain in compliance with the consolidated leverage ratio defined in our senior secured credit agreement. If availability had not been limited by such compliance, it would have been limited by $34 million of letters of credit issued under the revolving credit facility.

 

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We believe that our existing cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments and cash flows from operations, combined with availability under our revolving credit facility, will be sufficient to meet our presently anticipated future cash needs. We may, from time to time, increase borrowings under our revolving credit facility or issue securities, if market conditions are favorable, to meet our future cash needs or to reduce our borrowing costs.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this Form 10-Q that are other than historical facts are intended to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other related laws and include but are not limited to those statements relating to our business position, plans, outlook, revenues, earnings, margins and other financial items, restructuring plans, sales and earnings expectations, expected demand, cost and availability of key raw materials, internal and external production capacity and expansion, competitive pricing and relative market position. While we believe such statements are reasonable, the actual results and effects could differ materially from those currently anticipated. These forward-looking statements are identified by the use of certain terms and phrases, including, but not limited to, “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” “goal,” “estimate,” “project,” “plans,” “anticipate,” “designed to,” “confident,” “think,” “scheduled,” “outlook,” “guidance,” “foreseeable future” and similar expressions.

These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside our control, including, without limitation, continued global economic weakness and uncertainties and disruption in the credit and financial markets; changes in cost and availability of key raw materials and components and the potential effect on customer pricing; realignment of global manufacturing capacity, including delays or challenges related to removing, transporting or reinstalling equipment; changes in laws or regulations affecting us or the industries we serve; the ability to retain qualified employees; customer demand for our products and the ability to maintain existing business alliances with key customers or distributors; competitive pricing and acceptance of products; industry competition and the ability to retain customers through product innovation; concentration of sales among a limited number of customers or distributors; continuing consolidation among customers; customer bankruptcy; the risk that internal production capacity and that of contract manufacturers may be insufficient to meet customer demand or quality standards for our products; the risk that customers might cancel orders placed or that orders currently placed may affect order levels in the future; possible production disruption due to supplier or contract manufacturer bankruptcy, reorganization or restructuring; successful ongoing operation of our vertical integration activities; the possibility of further restructuring actions; possible future impairment charges for fixed or intangible assets, including goodwill; increased obligations under employee benefit plans; significant international operations and the impact of variability in foreign exchange rates; ability to fully realize anticipated benefits from prior or future acquisitions or equity investments; substantial indebtedness and maintaining compliance with debt covenants; capital structure changes; income tax rate variability and ability to recover amounts recorded as value-added tax receivables; product performance issues and associated warranty claims; ability to successfully implement major systems initiatives; cost of protecting or defending intellectual property; ability to obtain capital on commercially reasonable terms; adequacy and availability of insurance; costs and challenges of compliance with domestic and foreign environmental laws and the effects of climate change; fluctuations in interest rates; the ability to achieve expected sales growth and earnings goals; the outcome of pending and future litigations and proceedings; authoritative changes in generally accepted accounting principles by standard-setting bodies; political instability; and any statements of belief and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. These and other factors are discussed in greater detail in Part I — Item 1A to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and in Item 1A in this Form 10-Q. The information contained in this Form 10-Q represents our best judgment at the date of this report based on information currently available. However, we are not undertaking any duty or obligation to update this information to reflect developments or information obtained after the date of this report.

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

As disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, our major market risk exposure relates to adverse fluctuations in interest rates, commodity prices and foreign currency exchange rates. We have established a risk management strategy that includes the reasonable use of derivative and nonderivative financial instruments primarily to manage our exposure to certain of these market risks. We believe our exposure associated with these market risks has not materially changed since December 31, 2009. Other than foreign currency forward contracts not designated as hedging instruments, we have not acquired any new derivative financial instruments since December 31, 2009 or terminated any derivative financial instruments that existed at that date.

 

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ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer have reviewed the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report and have concluded that the disclosure controls and procedures are effective.

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the three months ended September 30, 2010 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

PART II—OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

The Company has been involved in patent infringement litigation with TruePosition, Inc. related to the sale of certain mobile location products by its subsidiary, Andrew LLC. After trial and various subsequent proceedings, the Company was subject to a judgment and a permanent injunction against further infringing sales. The Company appealed the judgment and the injunction entered by the trial court to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. On August 12, 2010, the Federal Circuit affirmed the trial court’s ruling. Andrew filed a petition for rehearing with the Federal Circuit which was denied on October 14, 2010. On October 19, 2010, the Company paid the judgment of $47.8 million, which had been fully accrued prior to the third quarter of 2010.

In March 2008, TruePosition served Andrew with a complaint in a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court, New Castle County in Delaware. The suit alleges that Andrew breached certain patent license royalty obligations to TruePosition under a 2004 settlement agreement related to a prior lawsuit between the parties and alleges that Andrew owes TruePosition approximately $30 million. The Company believes it has valid defenses and will vigorously defend itself in this action.

On May 12, 2010, a putative class action lawsuit, asserting claims under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the 1934 Act), was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina against CommScope and certain current and former officers. The lawsuit alleges violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the 1934 Act and SEC Rule 10b-5, related to allegedly false and misleading statements and/or omissions by the Company about its financial condition and future sales prospects in certain of the Company’s businesses during the putative class period of April 29, 2008 to October 30, 2008. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of all those who purchased CommScope common stock during the putative class period, and seeks, among other relief, unspecified damages and interest. CommScope believes that the allegations in this action are without merit and intends to vigorously defend itself and the individual defendants in this action. We are unable to make a reasonable estimate of the amount or range of loss that could result from an unfavorable outcome in this matter.

We are either a plaintiff or a defendant in other pending legal matters in the normal course of business. Management believes none of these other legal matters, other than those discussed above, will have a material adverse effect on our business or financial condition upon their final disposition.

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

The discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 should be read in conjunction with the risk factors contained in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and the following update to our risk factors relating to the proposed merger with an affiliate of The Carlyle Group (Carlyle). These risks and uncertainties have the potential to have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

There are risks and uncertainties associated with the proposed merger with an affiliate of Carlyle.

On October 26, 2010, we entered into a merger agreement, which we refer to as the merger agreement, providing for the acquisition of the Company by Cedar I Holding Company, Inc., or Parent, an entity formed by an affiliate of TC Group, L.L.C. (d/b/a The Carlyle Group). Pursuant to the merger agreement, Cedar I Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent, will be merged (the “merger’) with and into the Company, with the Company being the surviving corporation. There are a number of risks and uncertainties relating to the merger. For example:

 

   

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there can be no assurance that Parent will obtain the necessary equity and debt financing contemplated by the commitment letters received in connection with the merger or that the financing will be sufficient to complete the merger and the transactions contemplated thereby;

 

   

there can be no assurance that approval of our stockholders and the requisite regulatory approvals will be obtained;

 

   

there can be no assurance other conditions to the closing of the merger will be satisfied or waived or that other events will not intervene to delay or result in the termination of the merger;

 

   

if the proposed merger is not completed, the share price of our common stock may change to the extent that the current market price of our common stock reflects an assumption that the merger will be consummated;

 

   

failure of the merger to close, or a delay in its closing, may have a negative impact on our ability to pursue alternative strategic transactions or our ability to implement alternative business plans;

 

   

under certain circumstances, if the merger agreement is terminated, we will be required to pay a termination fee;

 

   

pending the closing of the merger, the merger agreement restricts us from engaging in certain actions without Parent’s approval, which could prevent us from pursuing opportunities that may arise prior to the closing of the merger;

 

   

any delay in completing, or the failure to complete, the merger could have a negative impact on our business, stock price and our relationships with our customers or suppliers; and

 

   

the attention of our management may be directed to transaction-related considerations and may be diverted from the day-to-day operations of our business and pursuit of our strategic initiatives.

In addition, we have incurred, and will continue to incur, significant costs, expenses and fees for professional services and other transaction costs in connection with the proposed merger, and many of these fees and costs are payable by us regardless of whether or not the merger is consummated.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

31.1    Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a).(1)
31.2    Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a).(1)
32    Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (furnished pursuant to Item 601(b)(32)(ii) of Regulation S-K).(1)
101.INS    XBRL Instance Document.*
101.SCH    XBRL Extension Schema Document.*
101.CAL    XBRL Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.*
101.DEF    XBRL Extension Definition Linkbase Document.*
101.LAB    XBRL Extension Label Linkbase Document.*
101.PRE    XBRL Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.*

 

(1) Filed with this Form 10-Q.
* Furnished herewith. In accordance with Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the information in these exhibits shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to liability under that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  COMMSCOPE, INC.
October 27, 2010  

/s/ JEARLD L. LEONHARDT

Date   Jearld L. Leonhardt
  Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  signing both in his capacity as Executive Vice
  President on behalf of the Registrant and as
  Chief Financial Officer of the Registrant

 

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