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Matthews International
Closing Price ($) Shares Out (MM) Market Cap ($MM)
$42.18 32 $1,340
10-Q 2018-12-31 Quarter: 2018-12-31
10-K 2018-09-30 Annual: 2018-09-30
10-Q 2018-06-30 Quarter: 2018-06-30
10-Q 2018-03-31 Quarter: 2018-03-31
10-Q 2017-12-31 Quarter: 2017-12-31
10-K 2017-09-30 Annual: 2017-09-30
10-Q 2017-06-30 Quarter: 2017-06-30
10-Q 2017-03-31 Quarter: 2017-03-31
10-Q 2016-12-31 Quarter: 2016-12-31
10-K 2016-09-30 Annual: 2016-09-30
10-Q 2016-06-30 Quarter: 2016-06-30
10-Q 2016-03-31 Quarter: 2016-03-31
10-Q 2016-03-31 Quarter: 2016-03-31
10-Q 2015-12-31 Quarter: 2015-12-31
8-K 2019-01-31 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2019-01-24 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-11-27 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-11-15 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-08-03 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-07-26 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-07-19 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-06-20 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-05-23 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-04-26 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-04-19 Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-02-23 Earnings, Regulation FD, Exhibits
8-K 2018-02-15 Shareholder Vote
8-K 2018-01-25 Earnings, Exhibits
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MATW 2018-12-31
Part I ‑ Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1. Nature of Operations
Note 2. Basis of Presentation
Note 3. Revenue Recognition
Note 4. Fair Value Measurements
Note 5. Inventories
Note 6. Debt
Note 7. Share-Based Payments
Note 8. Earnings per Share Attributable To Matthews' Shareholders
Note 9. Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans
Note 10. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
Note 11. Income Taxes
Note 12. Segment Information
Note 13. Acquisitions and Divestitures
Note 14. Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
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 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits and Reports on Form 8‑K
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Matthews International Earnings 2018-12-31

MATW 10Q Quarterly Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

10-Q 1 matw-123118x10q.htm FORM 10-Q FOR THE 1ST QUARTER FISCAL 2019 Document
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
____________________________________________________________
FORM 10‑Q
Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended December 31, 2018
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 No. 0‑09115
____________________________________________________________
MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
PENNSYLVANIA
25‑0644320
(State or other jurisdiction of
(I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or organization)
Identification No.)
TWO NORTHSHORE CENTER, PITTSBURGH, PA
15212‑5851
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
 
(412) 442-8200
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
 
NOT APPLICABLE
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
 
Yes ☒
 
No ☐
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically 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 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
 
Yes ☒
 
No ☐
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
 ☒
 
Accelerated filer
 ☐
Non-accelerated filer
 ☐
 
Smaller reporting company
 ☐
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
 ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    
 
Yes ☐
 
No ☒
 
As of December 31, 2018, shares of common stock outstanding were: Class A Common Stock 31,871,243 shares.



PART I ‑ FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.   Financial Statements

MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands)
 
December 31, 2018
 
September 30, 2018
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
 
$
39,836

 
 
 
$
41,572

Accounts receivable, net
 
 
313,246

 
 
 
331,463

Inventories, net
 
 
188,319

 
 
 
180,451

Other current assets
 
 
73,145

 
 
 
62,937

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total current assets
 
 
614,546

 
 
 
616,423

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investments
 
 
55,684

 
 
 
45,430

Property, plant and equipment, net
 

 
246,021

 
 

 
252,775

Deferred income taxes
 

 
1,960

 
 

 
1,837

Other assets
 

 
63,310

 
 

 
66,216

Goodwill
 

 
931,457

 
 

 
948,894

Other intangible assets, net
 

 
439,799

 
 

 
443,910

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total assets
 

 
$
2,352,777

 
 

 
$
2,375,485

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Long-term debt, current maturities
 

 
$
46,110

 
 

 
$
31,260

Trade accounts payable
 

 
67,444

 
 

 
70,044

Accrued compensation
 

 
33,386

 
 

 
51,490

Accrued income taxes
 

 
10,349

 
 

 
11,413

Other current liabilities
 

 
143,419

 
 

 
139,936

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total current liabilities
 

 
300,708

 
 

 
304,143

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt
 

 
936,897

 
 

 
929,342

Accrued pension
 

 
83,331

 
 

 
82,035

Postretirement benefits
 

 
17,470

 
 

 
17,753

Deferred income taxes
 

 
121,433

 
 

 
121,519

Other liabilities
 

 
48,923

 
 

 
51,979

Total liabilities
 

 
1,508,762

 
 

 
1,506,771

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Shareholders' equity-Matthews:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Common stock
$
36,334

 
 

 
$
36,334

 
 

Additional paid-in capital
133,675

 
 

 
129,252

 
 

Retained earnings
1,032,885

 
 

 
1,040,378

 
 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(179,034
)
 
 

 
(164,298
)
 
 

Treasury stock, at cost
(181,842
)
 
 

 
(173,315
)
 
 

Total shareholders' equity-Matthews
 

 
842,018

 
 

 
868,351

Noncontrolling interests
 

 
1,997

 
 

 
363

Total shareholders' equity
 

 
844,015

 
 

 
868,714

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
 

 
$
2,352,777

 
 

 
$
2,375,485


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


2



MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
 
 
Sales
$
374,177

 
$
369,454

Cost of sales
(247,766
)
 
(238,041
)
 
 
 
 
Gross profit
126,411

 
131,413

 
 
 
 
Selling expense
(35,029
)
 
(36,917
)
Administrative expense
(67,103
)
 
(68,466
)
Intangible amortization
(8,113
)
 
(6,681
)
 
 
 
 
Operating profit
16,166

 
19,349

 
 
 
 
Investment (loss) income
(1,352
)
 
467

Interest expense
(10,301
)
 
(7,801
)
Other income (deductions), net
(924
)
 
(2,084
)
 
 
 
 
Income before income taxes
3,589

 
9,931

 
 
 
 
Income tax (provision) benefit
(605
)
 
25,227

 
 
 
 
Net income
2,984

 
35,158

 
 
 
 
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
113

 
22

 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to Matthews shareholders
$
3,097

 
$
35,180

 
 
 
 
Earnings per share attributable to Matthews shareholders:
 

 
 

Basic
$
0.10

 
$
1.11

 
 
 
 
Diluted
$
0.10

 
$
1.10


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


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MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended December 31,
 
Matthews
 
Noncontrolling Interest
 
Total
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss):
$
3,097

 
$
35,180

 
$
(113
)
 
$
(22
)
 
$
2,984

 
$
35,158

Other comprehensive income (loss) ("OCI"), net of tax:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Foreign currency translation adjustment
(12,564
)
 
7,598

 
(13
)
 
13

 
(12,577
)
 
7,611

Pension plans and other postretirement benefits
729

 
1,018

 

 

 
729

 
1,018

Unrecognized (loss) gain on derivatives:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Net change from periodic revaluation
(2,346
)
 
1,633

 

 

 
(2,346
)
 
1,633

Net amount reclassified to earnings
(555
)
 
(38
)
 

 

 
(555
)
 
(38
)
Net change in unrecognized (loss) gain on derivatives
(2,901
)
 
1,595

 

 

 
(2,901
)
 
1,595

OCI, net of tax
(14,736
)
 
10,211

 
(13
)
 
13

 
(14,749
)
 
10,224

Comprehensive (loss) income
$
(11,639
)
 
$
45,391

 
$
(126
)
 
$
(9
)
 
$
(11,765
)
 
$
45,382


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


4



MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

 
Shareholders' Equity
 
Common
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
(Loss) Income
 
Treasury
Stock
 
Non-
controlling
interests
 
Total
Balance,
September 30, 2018
$
36,334

 
$
129,252

 
$
1,040,378

 
$
(164,298
)
 
$
(173,315
)
 
$
363

 
$
868,714

Net income (loss)

 

 
3,097

 

 

 
(113
)
 
2,984

Minimum pension liability

 

 

 
729

 

 

 
729

Translation adjustment

 

 

 
(12,564
)
 

 
(13
)
 
(12,577
)
Fair value of derivatives

 

 

 
(2,901
)
 

 

 
(2,901
)
Total comprehensive loss
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
(11,765
)
Stock-based compensation

 
3,647

 

 

 

 

 
3,647

Purchase of 186,417 shares of treasury stock

 

 

 

 
(7,751
)
 

 
(7,751
)
Issuance of 2,822 shares of treasury stock

 
(115
)
 

 

 
115

 

 

Cancellations of 19,433 shares of treasury stock

 
891

 

 

 
(891
)
 

 

Dividends, $0.20 per share

 

 
(6,414
)
 

 

 

 
(6,414
)
Acquisition

 

 

 

 

 
1,760

 
1,760

Cumulative tax adjustment for intra-entity transfers

 

 
(4,176
)
 

 

 

 
(4,176
)
Balance,
December 31, 2018
$
36,334

 
$
133,675

 
$
1,032,885

 
$
(179,034
)
 
$
(181,842
)
 
$
1,997

 
$
844,015

 
Shareholders' Equity
 
Common
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
(Loss) Income
 
Treasury
Stock
 
Non-
controlling
interests
 
Total
Balance,
September 30, 2017
$
36,334

 
$
123,432

 
$
948,830

 
$
(154,115
)
 
$
(164,774
)
 
$
552

 
$
790,259

Net income (loss)

 

 
35,180

 

 

 
(22
)
 
35,158

Minimum pension liability

 

 

 
1,018

 

 

 
1,018

Translation adjustment

 

 

 
7,598

 

 
13

 
7,611

Fair value of derivatives

 

 

 
1,595

 

 

 
1,595

Total comprehensive income
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
45,382

Stock-based compensation

 
5,474

 

 

 

 

 
5,474

Purchase of 75,765 shares of treasury stock

 

 

 

 
(4,415
)
 

 
(4,415
)
Issuance of 223,971 shares of treasury stock

 
(8,922
)
 

 

 
8,922

 

 

Cancellations of 5,214 shares of treasury stock

 
310

 

 

 
(310
)
 

 

Dividends, $0.19 per share

 

 
(6,071
)
 

 

 

 
(6,071
)
Balance,
December 31, 2017
$
36,334

 
$
120,294

 
$
977,939

 
$
(143,904
)
 
$
(160,577
)
 
$
543

 
$
830,629

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


5



MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(Dollar amounts in thousands)

 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
2,984

 
$
35,158

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

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
19,226

 
17,238

Stock-based compensation expense
3,647

 
5,474

Deferred tax provision (benefit)
1,050

 
(38,052
)
Gain on sale of assets
(58
)
 
(576
)
Loss on divestiture
4,465

 

Unrealized loss (gain) on investments
1,990

 
(489
)
Changes in working capital items
(21,060
)
 
(9,999
)
Decrease (increase) in other assets
1,426

 
(5,336
)
(Decrease) increase in other liabilities
(159
)
 
902

Other operating activities, net
(5,125
)
 
3,317

 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
8,386

 
7,637

 
 
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
 

 
 

Capital expenditures
(8,458
)
 
(11,647
)
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(8,404
)
 
(85,964
)
Proceeds from sale of assets
361

 
1,163

Proceeds from divestiture
8,254

 

Investments and advances
(7,371
)
 
(11,730
)
 
 
 
 
Net cash used in investing activities
(15,618
)
 
(108,178
)
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
 

 
 

Proceeds from long-term debt
149,366

 
509,622

Payments on long-term debt
(128,659
)
 
(396,321
)
Purchases of treasury stock
(7,751
)
 
(4,415
)
Dividends
(6,414
)
 
(6,071
)
Other financing activities
(724
)
 

 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by financing activities
5,818

 
102,815

 
 
 
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
(322
)
 
353

 
 
 
 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents
$
(1,736
)
 
$
2,627

 
 
 
 
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
 
 
 
Acquisition of long-term asset under financing arrangement
$

 
$
14,544

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


6



MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
December 31, 2018
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)


Note 1.   Nature of Operations

Matthews International Corporation ("Matthews" or the "Company"), founded in 1850 and incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1902, is a global provider of brand solutions, memorialization products and industrial technologies. Brand solutions include brand development, deployment and delivery (consisting of brand management, pre-media services, printing plates and cylinders, and imaging services for consumer packaged goods and retail customers, merchandising display systems, and marketing and design services). Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products, caskets and cremation equipment primarily for the cemetery and funeral home industries. Industrial technologies include marking and coding equipment and consumables, industrial automation products and order fulfillment systems for identifying, tracking, picking and conveying consumer and industrial products.

The Company has facilities in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Central and South America.


Note 2.   Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for interim financial information for commercial and industrial companies and the instructions to Form 10‑Q and Rule 10‑01 of Regulation S‑X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. The year-end consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three months ended December 31, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10‑K for the year ended September 30, 2018.  The consolidated financial statements include all domestic and foreign subsidiaries in which the Company maintains an ownership interest and has operating control.  Investments in certain companies over which the Company exerts significant influence, but does not control the financial and operating decisions, are accounted for as equity method investments. Investments in certain companies over which the Company does not exert significant influence are accounted for as cost method investments. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

New Accounting Pronouncements:

Issued

In August 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2018-14, Compensation - Retirement Benefits - Defined Benefit Plans - General (Subtopic 715-20), which modifies the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement plans.  This ASU is effective for the Company beginning in interim periods starting in fiscal year 2021. The adoption of this ASU is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820), Disclosure Framework - Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement, which modifies the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements including the consideration of costs and benefits.  This ASU is effective for the Company beginning in interim periods starting in fiscal year 2020. The adoption of this ASU is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815), which provides new guidance intended to improve the financial reporting of hedging relationships to better portray the economic results of an entity’s risk management activities in its financial statements. This ASU is effective for the Company beginning in fiscal year 2020. The adoption of this ASU is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 2.   Basis of Presentation (continued)

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which provides new guidance on how an entity should account for leases and recognize associated lease assets and liabilities. This ASU requires lessees to recognize assets and liabilities that arise from financing and operating leases on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. During 2017 and 2018, the FASB issued four ASUs that address implementation issues and correct or improve certain aspects of the new lease guidance, including ASU 2017-13, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Leases (Topic 840), and Leases (Topic 842), ASU 2018-01, Leases (Topic 842) Land Easement Practical Expedient for Transition to Topic 842, ASU 2018-10, Codification Improvements to Topic 842, Leases, ASU 2018-11, Leases (Topic 842): Targeted Improvements, and ASU 2018-20, Leases (Topic 842): Narrow-Scope Improvements for Lessors. These ASUs do not change the core principles in the lease guidance outlined above. ASU No. 2018-11 provides an additional transition method to adopt ASU No. 2016-02. Under the new transition method, an entity initially applies the new leases standard at the adoption date versus at the beginning of the earliest period presented and recognizes a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings in the period of adoption. The Company has elected to use this transition method at the adoption date of October 1, 2019. ASU No. 2016-02 and the related ASUs referenced above are effective for the Company beginning in interim periods starting in fiscal year 2020. The Company is in the process of assessing the impact these ASUs will have on its consolidated financial statements.

Adopted

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718), which provides new guidance intended to clarify and reduce complexities in applying stock compensation guidance to a change to the terms or conditions of share-based payment awards. The adoption of this ASU in the first quarter ended December 31, 2018 had no impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In February 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-07, Compensation - Retirement Benefits (Topic 715), Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost, which provides new guidance intended to improve the disclosure requirements related to the service cost component of net benefit cost. ASU 2017-07 requires a company to present the service cost components of net periodic benefit cost in the same income statement line as other employee compensation costs, with the remaining components of net periodic benefit cost presented separately from the service cost components and outside of any subtotal of operating income, if one is presented. The Company adopted this standard on October 1, 2018 applying the presentation requirements retrospectively. For the three months ended December 31, 2017, the Company reclassified net benefit costs of $714, $226 and $485 from cost of sales, selling expense and administrative expense, respectively, to other income (deductions), net.

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-01, Business Combinations (Topic 805), Clarifying the Definition of a Business, which provides new guidance intended to make the definition of a business more operable and allow for more consistency in application.  The adoption of this ASU in the first quarter ended December 31, 2018 had no impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-16, Income Taxes - Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory (Topic 740), which will require an entity to recognize the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset, other than inventory, when the transfer occurs. The Company adopted ASU 2016-16 on October 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective method which resulted in a decrease to retained earnings and other assets of $4,176.

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments (a consensus of the Emerging Issues Task Force), which provides new guidance intended to clarify the presentation of certain cash flow items including debt prepayments, debt extinguishment costs, contingent considerations payments, and insurance proceeds, among other things. The adoption of this ASU in the first quarter ended December 31, 2018 did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01, Financial Instruments - Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, which provides new guidance intended to improve the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of financial instruments. In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-03, Technical Corrections and Improvements to Financial Instruments—Overall (Subtopic 825-10), that provides guidance related to implementation issues and corrects or improves certain aspects of the financial instruments guidance. The adoption of these ASUs in the first quarter ended December 31, 2018 had no impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 2.   Basis of Presentation (continued)

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers: Topic 606. This ASU replaces nearly all existing U.S. GAAP guidance on revenue recognition. The standard prescribes a five-step model for recognizing revenue, the application of which will require significant judgment. The FASB issued ASU 2015-14 in August 2015 which resulted in a deferral of the original effective date of ASU 2014-09. During 2016 and 2017, the FASB issued six ASUs that address implementation issues and correct or improve certain aspects of the new revenue recognition guidance, including ASU 2016-08, Principal versus Agent Considerations (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net), ASU 2016-10, Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing, ASU 2016-12, Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, ASU 2016-20, Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, ASU 2017-13, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Leases (Topic 840), and Leases (Topic 842) and ASU 2017-14, Income Statement—Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220), Revenue Recognition (Topic 605), and Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). These ASUs do not change the core principles in the revenue recognition guidance outlined above. The Company adopted the provisions of these ASUs in the first fiscal quarter of 2019, using the modified retrospective method. The adoption of these ASUs did not impact the Company's consolidated financial statements and therefore, there was no cumulative effect adjustment recognized to retained earnings on October 1, 2018. Refer to Note 3, “Revenue Recognition,” for a further discussion.


Note 3.   Revenue Recognition

The Company recognizes revenue when control of the promised goods or services is transferred to the customer and in amounts that the Company expects to collect. The timing of revenue recognition takes into consideration the various delivery terms applicable to the Company’s sales. For substantially all transactions, control passes in accordance with agreed upon delivery terms, including in certain circumstances, customer acceptance. This approach is consistent with the Company’s historical revenue recognition methodology. In limited instances revenue is recognized over time as critical milestones are met and as services are provided. Transaction price, for revenue recognition, is allocated to each performance obligation consisting of the stand alone selling price, estimates of rebates and other sales or contract renewal incentives, and cash discounts and sales returns ("Variable Consideration"). Estimates are made for Variable Consideration based on contract terms and historical experience of actual results and are applied to the performance obligations as they are satisfied.

The Company delivers a variety of products and services through its business segments. The SGK Brand Solutions segment delivers brand management, pre-media services, printing plates and cylinders and imaging services for consumer packaged goods and retail customers, merchandising display systems, and marketing and design services primarily to the consumer packaged goods and retail industries. The Memorialization segment produces and delivers bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products, caskets and cremation equipment primarily for the cemetery and funeral home industries.  The Industrial Technologies segment delivers marking and coding equipment and consumables, industrial automation products and order fulfillment systems for identifying, tracking, picking and conveying consumer and industrial products for the warehousing and industrial industries. Each product or service delivered to a third-party customer is considered to satisfy a performance obligation. Performance obligations generally occur at a point in time and are satisfied when control of the goods passes to the customer. Certain revenue related to mausoleum construction and significant engineering projects, including cremation and incineration projects, and marking and industrial automation projects, are recognized over time using the input method measuring progress toward completion of such projects. Amounts recognized using the over time method were less than 5% of the Company's consolidated revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017. The Company is entitled to collection of the sales price under normal credit terms in the regions in which it operates.



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 3.   Revenue Recognition (continued)

The Company disaggregates revenue from contracts with customers by geography, as it believes geographic regions best depict how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. Disaggregated sales by segment and region for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
 
 
SGK Brand Solutions
 
Memorialization
 
Industrial Technologies
 
Consolidated
 
 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
 
2018
2017
 
2018
2017
 
2018
2017
 
2018
2017
North America
 
$
79,582

$
86,953

 
$
143,293

$
132,749

 
$
27,714

$
23,859

 
$
250,589

$
243,561

Central and South America
 
1,217

1,565

 


 


 
1,217

1,565

Europe
 
90,518

88,870

 
8,158

9,245

 
6,337

7,631

 
105,013

105,746

Australia
 
2,959

3,003

 
2,435

2,895

 


 
5,394

5,898

Asia
 
11,024

11,375

 


 
940

1,309

 
11,964

12,684

Total Sales
 
$
185,300

$
191,766

 
$
153,886

$
144,889

 
$
34,991

$
32,799

 
$
374,177

$
369,454



Note 4.   Fair Value Measurements

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.  A three level fair value hierarchy is used to prioritize the inputs used in valuations, as defined below:

Level 1:   Observable inputs that reflect unadjusted quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
 
Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices included within level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.
 
Level 3:   Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

The fair values of the Company's assets and liabilities measured on a recurring basis are categorized as follows:
 
December 31, 2018
 
September 30, 2018
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives (1)
$

 
$
7,467

 
$

 
$
7,467

 
$

 
$
11,309

 
$

 
$
11,309

Equity and fixed income mutual funds

 
20,771

 

 
20,771

 

 
22,758

 

 
22,758

Life insurance policies

 
5,864

 

 
5,864

 

 
5,894

 

 
5,894

Total assets at fair value
$

 
$
34,102

 
$

 
$
34,102

 
$

 
$
39,961

 
$

 
$
39,961

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Derivatives (1)
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

Total liabilities at fair value
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

(1) Interest rate swaps are valued based on observable market swap rates and are classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 5.   Inventories

Inventories consisted of the following:
 
December 31, 2018
 
September 30, 2018
 
 
 
 
Raw materials
$
37,502

 
$
34,880

Work in process
73,290

 
67,827

Finished goods
77,527

 
77,744

 
$
188,319

 
$
180,451



Note 6.   Debt

The Company has a domestic credit facility with a syndicate of financial institutions that includes a $900,000 senior secured revolving credit facility and a $250,000 senior secured amortizing term loan. The term loan requires scheduled principal payments of 5.0% of the outstanding principal in year one, 7.5% in year two, and 10.0% in years three through five, payable in quarterly installments.  The balance of the revolving credit facility and the term loan are due on the maturity date of April 26, 2021. Borrowings under both the revolving credit facility and the term loan bear interest at LIBOR plus a factor ranging from 0.75% to 2.00% (1.25% at December 31, 2018) based on the Company's secured leverage ratio.  The secured leverage ratio is defined as net secured indebtedness divided by EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) as defined within the domestic credit facility agreement. The Company is required to pay an annual commitment fee ranging from 0.15% to 0.25% (based on the Company's leverage ratio) of the unused portion of the revolving credit facility.

The domestic credit facility requires the Company to maintain certain leverage and interest coverage ratios. A portion of the facility (not to exceed $35,000) is available for the issuance of trade and standby letters of credit. Outstanding borrowings on the revolving credit facility at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018 were $322,500 and $319,500, respectively. Outstanding borrowings on the term loan at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018 were $205,876 and $212,086, respectively. The weighted-average interest rate on outstanding borrowings for the domestic credit facility (including the effects of interest rate swaps) at December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 was 3.06% and 2.93%, respectively.

The Company has $300,000 of 5.25% senior unsecured notes due December 1, 2025 (the "2025 Senior Notes"). The 2025 Senior Notes bear interest at a rate of 5.25% per annum with interest payable semi-annually in arrears on June 1 and December 1 of each year. The Company's obligations under the 2025 Senior Notes are guaranteed by certain of the Company's direct and indirect wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries. The Company is subject to certain covenants and other restrictions in connection with the 2025 Senior Notes.

The Company has a $115,000 accounts receivable securitization facility (the "Securitization Facility") with certain financial institutions which matures on April 11, 2020. Under the Securitization Facility, the Company and certain of its domestic subsidiaries sell, on a continuous basis without recourse, their trade receivables to Matthews Receivables Funding Corporation, LLC (“Matthews RFC”), a wholly-owned bankruptcy-remote subsidiary of the Company. Matthews RFC in turn assigns a collateral interest in these receivables to certain financial institutions, and then may borrow funds under the Securitization Facility. The Securitization Facility does not qualify for sale treatment. Accordingly, the trade receivables and related debt obligations remain on the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheet. Borrowings under the Securitization Facility bear interest at LIBOR plus 0.75%. The Company is required to pay an annual commitment fee ranging from 0.25% to 0.35% of the unused portion of the Securitization Facility. Outstanding borrowings under the Securitization Facility at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018 were $109,200 and $102,250, respectively. At December 31, 2018 and 2017, the interest rate on borrowings under this facility was 3.25% and 2.31%%, respectively.



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 6.   Debt (continued)

The following table presents information related to interest rate contracts entered into by the Company and designated as cash flow hedges:
 
 
December 31, 2018
 
September 30, 2018
Pay fixed swaps - notional amount
 
$
337,500

 
$
343,750

Net unrealized gain 
 
$
7,467

 
$
11,309

Weighted-average maturity period (years)
 
2.5

 
2.7

Weighted-average received rate
 
2.50
%
 
2.26
%
Weighted-average pay rate
 
1.38
%
 
1.37
%

The Company enters into interest rate swaps in order to achieve a mix of fixed and variable rate debt that it deems appropriate. The interest rate swaps have been designated as cash flow hedges of future variable interest payments, which are considered probable of occurring.  Based on the Company's assessment, all of the critical terms of each of the hedges matched the underlying terms of the hedged debt and related forecasted interest payments, and as such, these hedges were considered highly effective.

The fair value of the interest rate swaps reflected an unrealized gain of $7,467 ($5,638 after tax) at December 31, 2018 and an unrealized gain of $11,309 ($8,538 after tax) at September 30, 2018. The unrealized gain is included in shareholders' equity as part of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) ("AOCI").  Assuming market rates remain constant with the rates at December 31, 2018, a gain (net of tax) of approximately $2,154 included in AOCI is expected to be recognized in earnings over the next twelve months.

At December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, the interest rate swap contracts were reflected in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as follows:
Derivatives
 
December 31, 2018
 
September 30, 2018
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Other current assets
 
$
2,853

 
$
3,867

Long-term assets:
 
 

 
 

Other assets
 
4,614

 
7,442

Current liabilities:
 
 

 
 

Other current liabilities
 

 

Long-term liabilities:
 
 

 
 

Other liabilities
 

 

Total derivatives
 
$
7,467

 
$
11,309


The gains recognized on derivatives were as follows:
 
Derivatives in Cash Flow Hedging Relationships
 
Location of Gain Recognized in Income on Derivative
 
Amount of Gain Recognized in Income on Derivatives
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
 
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps
 
Interest expense
 
$
735

 
$
63




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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 6.   Debt (continued)

The Company recognized the following (losses) gains in AOCI:
Derivatives in Cash Flow Hedging Relationships
 
Amount of (Loss) Gain
Recognized in AOCI on Derivatives
 
Location of Gain Reclassified From AOCI into Income (Effective Portion*)
 
Amount of Gain 
Reclassified from
AOCI into Income
(Effective Portion*)
 
 
December 31, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
 
 
 
December 31, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps
 
$
(2,346
)
 
$
1,633

 
Interest expense
 
$
555

 
$
38

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*There is no ineffective portion or amount excluded from effectiveness testing.

The Company, through certain of its European subsidiaries, has a credit facility with a European bank, which is guaranteed by Matthews.  The maximum amount of borrowing available under this facility is €35.0 million ($40,061).  In December 2018, the credit facility was extended and matures in December 2019. The Company intends to continue to extend this facility. Outstanding borrowings under the credit facility totaled €21.4 million ($24,466) and €2.8 million ($3,211) at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, respectively. The weighted-average interest rate on outstanding borrowings under this facility at December 31, 2018 and 2017 was 1.25% and 2.00%, respectively.

The Company’s German subsidiary, Matthews Europe GmbH & Co. KG, has €15.0 million ($17,169) of senior unsecured notes with European banks.  The notes are guaranteed by Matthews and mature in November 2019.  A portion of the notes (€5.0 million) have a fixed interest rate of 1.40%, and the remainder bear interest at Euro LIBOR plus 1.40%.  The weighted-average interest rate on the notes at December 31, 2018 and 2017 was 1.40%.

Other debt totaled $3,186 and $5,399 at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, respectively. The weighted-average interest rate on these outstanding borrowings was 5.54% and 4.62% at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

In September 2014, a claim was filed seeking to draw upon a letter of credit issued by the Company of £8,570,000 ($10,916 at December 31, 2018) with respect to a performance guarantee on an environmental solutions project in Saudi Arabia. Management assessed the customer's demand to be without merit and initiated an action with the court in the United Kingdom (the "Court"). Pursuant to this action, an order was issued by the Court in January 2015 requiring that, upon receipt by the customer, the funds were to be remitted by the customer to the Court pending resolution of the dispute between the parties. As a result, the Company made payment on the draw to the financial institution for the letter of credit and the funds were ultimately received by the customer. The customer did not remit the funds to the Court as ordered. On June 14, 2016, the Court ruled completely in favor of Matthews following a trial on the merits. However, as the customer has neither yet remitted the funds nor complied with the final, un-appealed orders of the Court, it is possible the resolution of this matter could have an unfavorable financial impact on Matthews’ results of operations. The Company has determined that resolution of this matter may take an extended period of time and therefore has classified the funded letter of credit within other assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018. The Company will continue to assess collectability related to this matter as facts and circumstances evolve.

As of December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, the fair value of the Company's long-term debt, including current maturities, approximated the carrying value included in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company was in compliance with all of its debt covenants as of December 31, 2018.


Note 7.   Share-Based Payments

The Company maintains an equity incentive plan (the "2017 Equity Incentive Plan") that provides for grants of stock options, restricted shares, restricted share units, stock-based performance units and certain other types of stock-based awards. Under the 2017 Equity Incentive Plan, which has a ten-year term, the maximum number of shares available for grants or awards is an aggregate of 1,700,000. At December 31, 2018, there were 1,700,000 shares reserved for future issuance under the 2017 Equity Incentive Plan, including 262,200 restricted share units that were granted during the first quarter of fiscal 2019.  The 2017 Equity Incentive plan is administered by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 7.   Share-Based Payments (continued)

With respect to the restricted share grants, generally one-half of the shares vest on the third anniversary of the grant, one-quarter of the shares vest in one-third increments upon the attainment of pre-defined levels of adjusted earnings per share, and the remaining one-quarter of the shares vest in one-third increments upon attainment of pre-defined levels of appreciation in the market value of the Company's Class A Common Stock.  Additionally, restricted shares cannot vest until the first anniversary of the grant date.  Unvested restricted shares generally expire on the earlier of three or five years from the date of grant, upon employment termination, or within specified time limits following voluntary employment termination (with the consent of the Company), retirement or death.  The Company issues restricted shares from treasury shares.

With respect to the restricted share unit grants, units generally vest on the third anniversary of the grant date. The number of units that vest depend on certain time and performance thresholds. Approximately forty percent of the shares vest based on time, while the remaining vest based on pre-defined performance thresholds. The Company issues common stock from treasury shares once vested.

For the three-month periods ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, stock-based compensation cost totaled $3,647 and $5,474, respectively.  The three-month periods ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 included $1,849 and $2,850 of stock-based compensation cost, respectively, that was recognized at the time of grant for retirement-eligible employees. The associated future income tax benefit recognized for stock-based compensation was $535 and $1,341 for the three-month periods ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

The transactions for restricted stock and restricted share units for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were as follows:
 
Shares /Units
 
Weighted-
average
Grant-date
Fair Value
Non-vested at September 30, 2018
554,233

 
$
55.71

Granted
262,200

 
42.21

Vested
(174,539
)
 
58.30

Expired or forfeited
(18,843
)
 
45.45

Non-vested at December 31, 2018
623,051

 
$
49.62


As of December 31, 2018, the total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested restricted stock was $12,535 and is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 2.4 years.

The Company maintains the 1994 Director Fee Plan and the Amended and Restated 2014 Director Fee Plan (collectively, the "Director Fee Plans").  Additionally, on November 15, 2018, the Board approved the 2019 Director Fee Plan, subject to approval by the Company’s shareholders at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  There will be no further fees or share-based awards granted under the 1994 Director Fee Plan.  Under the Amended and Restated 2014 Director Fee Plan, non-employee directors (except for the Chairman of the Board) each receive, as an annual retainer fee for fiscal 2019, either cash or shares of the Company's Class A Common Stock with a value equal to $85.  The annual retainer fee for fiscal 2019 paid to a non-employee Chairman of the Board is $185.  Where the annual retainer fee is provided in shares, each director may elect to be paid these shares on a current basis or have such shares credited to a deferred stock account as phantom stock, with such shares to be paid to the director subsequent to leaving the Board.  If the shareholders approve of the 2019 Director Fee Plan, no further grants will be made under the 2014 Director Fee Plan and any shares reserved for issuance under the 2014 Director Fee Plan would no longer be available for future awards.  The total number of shares of stock which may be issued under the 2019 Director Fee Plan or credited to a deferred stock compensation account for subsequent issuance is 150,000 shares of Common Stock (subject to adjustment upon certain events such as stock dividends or stock splits).  The value of deferred shares is recorded in other liabilities.  A total of 22,807 shares had been deferred under the Director Fee Plans as of December 31, 2018.  Additionally, non-employee directors each receive an annual stock-based grant (non-statutory stock options, stock appreciation rights and/or restricted shares or units) with a value of $125 for fiscal 2019.  A total of 22,300 stock options have been granted under the Director Fee Plans.  At December 31, 2018, there were no options outstanding. Additionally, 173,229 shares of restricted stock have been granted under the Director Fee Plans, 70,079 of which were issued under the Amended and Restated 2014 Director Fee Plan.  20,940 shares of restricted stock are unvested at December 31, 2018.  A total of 150,000 shares have been authorized to be issued under the Amended and Restated 2014 Director Fee Plan.



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 8.   Earnings Per Share Attributable to Matthews' Shareholders

The information used to compute earnings per share attributable to Matthews' common shareholders was as follows:

 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Net income attributable to Matthews shareholders
$
3,097

 
$
35,180

 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding (in thousands):
 

 
 

Basic shares
31,604

 
31,738

Effect of dilutive securities
130

 
132

Diluted shares
31,734

 
31,870


Anti-dilutive securities excluded from the dilution calculation were insignificant for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017.


Note 9.   Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans
 
The Company provides defined benefit pension and other postretirement plans to certain employees. Net periodic pension and other postretirement benefit cost for the plans included the following:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended December 31,
 
Pension
 
Other Postretirement
 
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service cost
$
2,000

 
$
2,039

 
$
61

 
$
84

Interest cost *
2,301

 
2,049

 
180

 
158

Expected return on plan assets *
(2,596
)
 
(2,534
)
 

 

Amortization:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Prior service cost
(46
)
 
(35
)
 
(49
)
 
(49
)
Net actuarial loss (gain) *
1,061

 
1,752

 
(15
)
 

Net benefit cost
$
2,720

 
$
3,271

 
$
177

 
$
193

* Non-service components of pension and postretirement expense are included in other income (deductions), net.
 
Benefit payments under the Company's principal retirement plan are made from plan assets, while benefit payments under the postretirement benefit plan are made from the Company's operating funds.  Under IRS regulations, the Company is not required to make any significant contributions to its principal retirement plan in fiscal year 2019.

Contributions made and anticipated for fiscal year 2019 are as follows:
Contributions
 
Pension
 
Other Postretirement
Contributions during the three months ended December 31, 2018:
 
 
 
 
Supplemental retirement plan
 
$
196

 
$

Other postretirement plan
 

 
498

 
 
 
 
 
Additional contributions expected in fiscal 2019:
 
 

 
 

Supplemental retirement plan
 
$
661

 
$

Other postretirement plan
 

 
577




15



NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 10.   Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income

The changes in AOCI by component, net of tax, for the three-month periods ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
 
  
Post-retirement benefit plans
 
Currency translation adjustment
 
Derivatives
 
Total
Attributable to Matthews:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, September 30, 2018
 
$
(37,876
)
 
$
(134,960
)
 
$
8,538

 
$
(164,298
)
OCI before reclassification
 

 
(12,564
)
 
(2,346
)
 
(14,910
)
Amounts reclassified from AOCI
 
729

(a) 

 
(555
)
(b) 
174

Net current-period OCI
 
729

  
(12,564
)
  
(2,901
)
 
(14,736
)
Balance, December 31, 2018
 
$
(37,147
)
 
$
(147,524
)
 
$
5,637

 
$
(179,034
)
Attributable to noncontrolling interest:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Balance, September 30, 2018
 

 
$
467

 

 
$
467

OCI before reclassification
 

 
(13
)
 

 
(13
)
Net current-period OCI
 

 
(13
)
 

 
(13
)
Balance, December 31, 2018
 

 
454

 

 
454


 
  
Post-retirement benefit plans
 
Currency translation adjustment
 
Derivatives
 
Total
Attributable to Matthews:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, September 30, 2017
 
$
(43,623
)
 
$
(112,907
)
 
$
2,415

 
$
(154,115
)
OCI before reclassification
 

 
7,598

 
1,633

 
9,231

Amounts reclassified from AOCI
 
1,018

(a) 

 
(38
)
(b) 
980

Net current-period OCI
 
1,018

 
7,598

 
1,595

 
10,211

Balance, December 31,2017
 
$
(42,605
)
 
$
(105,309
)
 
$
4,010

 
$
(143,904
)
Attributable to noncontrolling interest:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Balance, September 30, 2017
 

 
$
396

 

 
$
396

OCI before reclassification
 

 
13

 

 
13

Net current-period OCI
 

 
13

 

 
13

Balance, December 31, 2017
 

 
$
409

 

 
$
409


(a) 
Amounts were included in net periodic benefit cost for pension and other postretirement benefit plans (see Note 9).
(b) 
Amounts were included in interest expense in the periods the hedged item affected earnings (see Note 6).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 10.   Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (continued)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reclassifications out of AOCI for the three-month periods ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:
 
 
 
Amount reclassified from AOCI
 
Details about AOCI Components
 
Three Months Ended December 31, 2018
 
Three Months Ended
December 31, 2017
 
Affected line item in the Statement of income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Postretirement benefit plans
 
 
 
 
 
    
Prior service (cost) credit
 
$
95

(a) 
$
84

 
 
Actuarial losses
 
(1,046
)
(a) 
(1,752
)
 
 
 
 
(951
)
(b) 
(1,668
)
 
Income before income tax
 
 
222

  
650

 
Income taxes
 
 
$
(729
)
  
$
(1,018
)
 
Net income
Derivatives
 
 

  
 

 
    
Interest rate swap contracts
 
$
735

  
$
63

 
Interest expense
 
 
735

(b) 
63

 
Income before income tax
 
 
(180
)
  
(25
)
 
Income taxes
 
 
$
555

 
$
38

 
Net income

(a) 
Prior service cost amounts are included in the computation of pension and other postretirement benefit expense, which is reported in both cost of goods sold and selling and administrative expenses.  Actuarial losses are reported in other income (deductions), net. For additional information, see Note 9.
(b) 
For pre-tax items, positive amounts represent income and negative amounts represent expense.


Note 11.   Income Taxes

Income tax provisions for the Company's interim periods are based on the effective income tax rate expected to be applicable for the full year. The Company's consolidated income taxes for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were an expense of $605, compared to an income tax benefit of $25,227 for the first three months of fiscal 2018. The differences between the Company's fiscal 2019 first quarter effective tax rate and the fiscal 2018 first quarter effective tax rate primarily resulted from the implementation of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Tax Act") during fiscal 2018. The Company’s fiscal 2019 first quarter effective tax rate varied from the U.S. federal statutory rate of 21.0% primarily due to the benefit of several discrete tax items, offset by the impact of state taxes. As of December 31, 2018, the Company completed its analysis of the impact of the Tax Act in accordance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 and the amounts are no longer considered provisional.

Foreign tax effects: The Company completed the estimate for its one-time transition tax for all of its foreign subsidiaries, resulting in a decrease in income tax expense of $300 for the three months ended December 31, 2018. The one-time transition tax was calculated using an estimate of the Company’s total post-1986 earnings and profits (“E&P”) that were previously deferred from U.S. income taxes. No additional income taxes have been provided for any remaining undistributed foreign earnings or any additional outside basis difference inherent in these entities, as these amounts continue to be indefinitely reinvested in foreign operations.

Global intangible low taxed income ("GILTI"): The Tax Act created a new requirement that certain income earned by foreign subsidiaries must be included currently in the gross income of the U.S. shareholder. Under U.S. GAAP, the Company is permitted to make an accounting policy election to either treat taxes due on future inclusions in U.S. taxable income related to GILTI as a current-period expense when incurred or to factor such amounts into the Company's measurement of its deferred taxes. The Company has made the election to treat taxes due on future inclusions related to GILTI as current period expense. The Company was able to make reasonable estimates to calculate a provision that is included in the current period expense. The Company will continue to evaluate and update this provision and the application of ASC 740 - Income Taxes.






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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 11.   Income Taxes (continued)

The Company had unrecognized tax benefits (excluding penalties and interest) of $14,503 and $14,827 on December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, respectively, of which $10,395 and $10,718 would impact the annual effective rate. It is reasonably possible that the amount of unrecognized tax benefits could decrease by approximately $2,274 in the next 12 months primarily due to the completion of audits and the expiration of the statute of limitations.

The Company classifies interest and penalties on tax uncertainties as a component of the provision for income taxes. Total penalties and interest accrued were $2,491 and $2,229 at December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, respectively.  These accruals may potentially be applicable in the event of an unfavorable outcome of uncertain tax positions.

The Company is currently under examination in several tax jurisdictions and remains subject to examination until the statute of limitations expires for those tax jurisdictions.  As of December 31, 2018, the tax years that remain subject to examination by major jurisdiction generally are:
United States – Federal
2015 and forward
United States – State
2014 and forward
Canada
2014 and forward
Germany
2015 and forward
United Kingdom
2017 and forward
Australia
2014 and forward
Singapore
2014 and forward


Note 12.   Segment Information

The Company manages its businesses under three segments: SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. The SGK Brand Solutions segment includes brand development, deployment and delivery (consisting of brand management, pre-media services, printing plates and cylinders and imaging services for consumer packaged goods and retail customers, merchandising display systems, and marketing and design services).  The Memorialization segment consists primarily of bronze and granite memorials and other memorialization products, caskets and cremation equipment primarily for the cemetery and funeral home industries.  The Industrial Technologies segment includes marking and coding equipment and consumables, industrial automation products and order fulfillment systems for identifying, tracking, picking and conveying consumer and industrial products.

Beginning in fiscal 2019, the Company changed its primary measure of segment profitability from operating profit to adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("adjusted EBITDA"). Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Company as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and certain non-cash and/or non-recurring items that do not contribute directly to management’s evaluation of its operating results. These items include stock-based compensation, the non-service portion of pension and postretirement expense, acquisition costs, ERP integration costs, and strategic initiatives and other charges. This presentation is consistent with how the Company's chief operating decision maker (the “CODM”) evaluates the results of operations and makes strategic decisions about the business. For these reasons, the Company believes that adjusted EBITDA represents the most relevant measure of segment profit and loss.

In addition, the CODM manages and evaluates the operating performance of the segments, as described above, on a pre-corporate cost allocation basis. Accordingly, for segment reporting purposes, the Company has discontinued allocating corporate costs to its reportable segments beginning in fiscal 2019. Corporate costs include management and administrative support to the Company, which consists of certain aspects of the Company’s executive management, legal, compliance, human resources, information technology (including operational support) and finance departments. These costs are included within "Corporate and Non-Operating" in the following table to reconcile to consolidated adjusted EBITDA and are not considered a separate reportable segment. Management does not allocate non-operating items such as investment income, other income (deductions), net and noncontrolling interest to the segments.
 


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 12.   Segment Information (continued)

The following table sets forth information about the Company's segments, including a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income. Segment financial information for the three months ended December 31, 2017 has been revised to present the prior period information on a comparable basis.

 
 
Three Months Ended
December 31,
 
 
2018
 
2017
Sales:
 
 
SGK Brand Solutions
 
$
185,300

 
$
191,766

Memorialization
 
153,886

 
144,889

Industrial Technologies
 
34,991

 
32,799

Consolidated Sales
 
$
374,177

 
$
369,454

Adjusted EBITDA:
 
 
 
 
SGK Brand Solutions
 
$
27,351

 
$
30,852

Memorialization
 
30,321

 
28,443

Industrial Technologies
 
3,595

 
3,687

Corporate and Non-Operating
 
(14,786
)
 
(16,486
)
Total Adjusted EBITDA
 
$
46,481

 
$
46,496

 
 
 
 
 
Acquisition costs (1)**
 
(2,032
)
 
(1,931
)
ERP integration costs (2)**
 
(2,177
)
 
(2,027
)
Strategic initiatives and other charges (3)**
 

 
(647
)
Loss on divestiture (4)
 
(4,465
)
 

Stock-based compensation
 
(3,647
)
 
(5,474
)
Non-service pension and postretirement expense (5)
 
(931
)
 
(1,425
)
Depreciation and amortization *
 
(19,226
)
 
(17,238
)
Interest expense
 
(10,301
)
 
(7,801
)
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
 
(113
)
 
(22
)
Income before income taxes
 
3,589

 
9,931

Income tax (provision) benefit
 
(605
)
 
25,227

Net income
 
$
2,984

 
$
35,158

(1) Includes certain non-recurring costs associated with recent acquisition activities.
(2) Represents costs associated with global ERP system integration efforts.
(3) Includes certain non-recurring costs associated with productivity and cost-reduction initiatives intended to result in improved operating performance, profitability and working capital levels. 
(4) Represents a loss on the sale of a controlling interest in a Memorialization business.
(5) Non-service pension and postretirement expense includes interest cost, expected return on plan assets and amortization of actuarial gains and losses. These benefit cost components are excluded from adjusted EBITDA since they are primarily influenced by external market conditions that impact investment returns and interest (discount) rates. The service cost and prior service cost components of pension and postretirement expense are included in the calculation of adjusted EBITDA, since they are considered to be a better reflection of the ongoing service-related costs of providing these benefits. Please note that GAAP pension and postretirement expense or the adjustment above are not necessarily indicative of the current or future cash flow requirements related to these employee benefit plans.
* Depreciation and amortization was $11,442 and $11,005 for the SGK Brand Solutions segment, $5,019 and $4,142 for the Memorialization segment, $1,526 and $1,126 for the Industrial Solutions segment, and $1,239 and $965 for Corporate and Non-Operating, for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
** Acquisition costs, ERP integration costs, and strategic initiatives and other charges were $601 and $1,650 for the SGK Brand Solutions segment, $4,465 and $288 for the Memorialization segment, and $3,608 and $2,577 for Corporate and Non-Operating, for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Acquisition costs, ERP integration costs, and strategic initiatives and other charges were $90 for the Industrial Solutions segment for the three months ended December 31, 2017.



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 13.   Acquisitions and Divestitures

Fiscal 2019:

On November 1, 2018 the Company acquired 80% ownership of Frost Converting Systems (“Frost”) for a purchase price of approximately $7,175 (net of cash acquired and holdback amounts, subject to working capital adjustments). Frost is a leading global supplier of high-performance rotary dies for embossing, creasing and cutting of paperboard packaging and is included in the Company's SGK Brand Solutions segment. The preliminary purchase price allocation related to the Frost acquisition is not finalized as of December 31, 2018, and is subject to changes as the Company obtains additional information related to fixed assets, intangible assets, and other assets and liabilities.

During the first quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company completed the sale of a 51% ownership interest in a small Memorialization business. Net proceeds from this sale totaled approximately $8,254, and the transaction resulted in the recognition of a $4,465 loss, which is included as a component of administrative expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2018. The Company retained a 49% ownership interest in this business, which will be accounted for as an equity-method investment.

Fiscal 2018:

On February 1, 2018, the Company acquired certain net assets of Star Granite and Bronze International, Inc. ("Star Granite") for a total purchase price of $35,942, consisting of cash of $30,942 (net of cash acquired and holdback amounts) and shares of Matthews common stock valued at $5,000. Star Granite manufactures and distributes granite and other memorialization products to cemetery and other customers across the United States and is included in the Company's Memorialization segment. Annual sales for this business were approximately $31,000 prior to the acquisition. The preliminary purchase price allocation related to the Star Granite acquisition is not finalized as of December 31, 2018, and is subject to changes as the Company obtains additional information related to fixed assets, intangible assets, and other assets and liabilities.

On November 28, 2017, the Company acquired Compass Engineering Group, Inc. ("Compass") for $51,887 (net of cash acquired). Compass provides high-quality material handling control solutions and is included in the Company's Industrial Technologies segment. Annual sales for this business were approximately $24,000 prior to the acquisition. The Company finalized the allocation of the purchase price related to the Compass acquisition in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, resulting in an immaterial adjustment to certain working capital accounts.

During fiscal 2018, the Company completed several additional smaller acquisitions for an aggregate purchase price of $39,465 (net of cash acquired and holdback amounts, subject to working capital adjustments). These additional acquisitions strengthen the Company's operations across the SGK Brand Solutions and Memorialization segments. The Company finalized the allocation of purchase price related to certain of these acquisitions in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, resulting in an immaterial adjustment to certain working capital amounts. The preliminary purchase price allocations for the remaining acquisitions are not finalized as of December 31, 2018 and are subject to changes as the Company obtains additional information related to fixed assets, intangible assets, and other assets and liabilities.





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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited), Continued
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)

Note 14.   Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

A summary of the carrying amount of goodwill attributable to each segment as well as the changes in such amounts are as follows:
 
SGK Brand
Solutions
 
Memorialization
 
Industrial Technologies
 
Consolidated
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwill
$
491,070

 
$
376,550

 
$
92,026

 
$
959,646

Accumulated impairment losses
(5,752
)
 
(5,000
)
 

 
(10,752
)
Balance at September 30, 2018
485,318

 
371,550

 
92,026

 
948,894

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Additions during period
1,415

 

 

 
1,415

Divestiture during period

 
(14,970
)
 

 
$
(14,970
)
Translation and other adjustments
(4,429
)
 
750

 
(203
)
 
(3,882
)
Goodwill
$
488,056

 
$
362,330

 
$
91,823

 
$
942,209

Accumulated impairment losses
(5,752
)
 
(5,000
)
 

 
(10,752
)
Balance at December 31, 2018
$
482,304

 
$
357,330

 
$
91,823

 
$
931,457

The Company performed its annual impairment review in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 and determined that estimated fair value for all reporting units exceeded carrying value, therefore no adjustments to the carrying value of goodwill were necessary.
The following tables summarize the carrying amounts and related accumulated amortization for intangible assets as of December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, respectively.
 
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
December 31, 2018:
 
 
 
 
 
Trade names
$
126,047

 
$

*
$
126,047

Trade names
53,319

 
(6,493
)
 
46,826

Customer relationships
376,456

 
(117,384
)
 
259,072

Copyrights/patents/other
20,745

 
(12,891
)
 
7,854

 
$
576,567

 
$
(136,768
)
 
$
439,799

 
 
 
 
 
 
September 30, 2018:
 

 
 

 
 

Trade names
$
126,047

 
$

*
$
126,047

Trade names
53,523

 
(5,444
)
 
48,079

Customer relationships
372,382

 
(110,760
)
 
261,622

Copyrights/patents/other
20,848

 
(12,686
)
 
8,162

     *Not subject to amortization
$
572,800

 
$
(128,890
)
 
$
443,910


The net change in intangible assets during the three months ended December 31, 2018 included the impact of foreign currency fluctuations during the period, additional amortization, additions related to the Frost acquisition, and reductions from the divestiture of a Memorialization business.