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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
________________________________________
FORM 10-Q
________________________________________
x
Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the 13 weeks ended April 1, 2017
OR
o
Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the Transition period from               to             
Commission file number 1-11657
________________________________________
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  
 ________________________________________
Delaware
36-4062333
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
14901 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida
32837
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (407) 826-5050
________________________________________ 
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   o
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   o
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, 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. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer
x
 
Accelerated filer
o
 
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company
o
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
o
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. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  o  No   x
As of April 27, 2017, 50,724,815 shares of the common stock, $0.01 par value, of the registrant were outstanding.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
 
Page
Number  
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements (Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
 


2



Item 1.
Financial Statements (Unaudited)
TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
 
 
13 weeks ended
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
April 1,
2017
 
March 26,
2016
Net sales
 
$
554.8

 
$
525.7

Cost of products sold
 
177.7

 
166.0

Gross margin
 
377.1

 
359.7

 
 
 
 
 
Delivery, sales and administrative expense
 
299.1

 
288.7

Re-engineering and impairment charges
 
2.3

 
1.1

Gains on disposal of assets
 
0.1

 
0.1

Operating income
 
75.8

 
70.0

 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
 
0.5

 
0.7

Interest expense
 
11.6

 
12.1

Other expense
 
0.5

 
0.4

Income before income taxes
 
64.2

 
58.2

 
 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
 
16.8

 
14.8

Net income
 
$
47.4

 
$
43.4

 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
0.94

 
$
0.86

Diluted
 
0.93

 
0.86

 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
50.7

 
50.4

Diluted
 
51.0

 
50.6

 
 
 
 
 
Dividends declared per common share
 
$
0.68

 
$
0.68


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited).

3


TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
 
13 weeks ended
(In millions)
April 1,
2017
 
March 26,
2016
Net income
$
47.4

 
$
43.4

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
42.4

 
2.3

Deferred loss on cash flow hedges, net of tax benefits of $1.4 and $1.0, respectively
(4.5
)
 
(3.7
)
Pension and other post-retirement costs, net of tax benefits of $0.7 and $0.3, respectively
(1.7
)
 
(0.9
)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
36.2

 
(2.3
)
Total comprehensive income
$
83.6

 
$
41.1


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited).

4


TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except share amounts)
April 1,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
ASSETS
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
98.4

 
$
93.2

Accounts receivable, less allowances of $33.3 and $32.6, respectively
156.9

 
125.3

Inventories
268.1

 
240.4

Non-trade amounts receivable, net
51.0

 
64.9

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
28.3

 
21.5

Total current assets
602.7

 
545.3

Deferred income tax benefits, net
547.4

 
539.7

Property, plant and equipment, net
269.1

 
259.8

Long-term receivables, less allowances of $11.7 and $11.0, respectively
13.9

 
13.2

Trademarks and tradenames, net
69.6

 
67.3

Goodwill
141.6

 
132.6

Other assets, net
33.3

 
29.9

Total assets
$
1,677.6

 
$
1,587.8

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$
93.0

 
$
117.7

Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
176.8

 
105.9

Accrued liabilities
315.3

 
324.0

Total current liabilities
585.1

 
547.6

Long-term debt and capital lease obligations
605.9

 
606.0

Other liabilities
218.9

 
221.4

Shareholders' equity:
 

 
 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized; none issued

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 600,000,000 shares authorized; 63,607,090 shares issued
0.6

 
0.6

Paid-in capital
210.5

 
208.6

Retained earnings
1,467.0

 
1,455.3

Treasury stock, 12,894,236 and 12,969,165 shares, respectively, at cost
(875.1
)
 
(880.2
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(535.3
)
 
(571.5
)
Total shareholders' equity
267.7

 
212.8

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
1,677.6

 
$
1,587.8


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited).

5


TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 
13 weeks ended
(In millions)
April 1,
2017
 
March 26,
2016
Operating Activities:
 
 
 

Net income
$
47.4

 
$
43.4

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

 
 

Depreciation and amortization
14.6

 
14.9

Unrealized foreign exchange loss

 
0.1

Equity compensation
4.8

 
3.9

Amortization of deferred debt costs
0.1

 
0.1

Net gains on disposal of assets

 
(0.1
)
Provision for bad debts
2.6

 
2.7

Write-down of inventories
2.8

 
3.4

Net change in deferred income taxes
8.0

 
2.9

Changes in assets and liabilities:
 

 
 

Accounts and notes receivable
(28.9
)
 
(20.2
)
Inventories
(21.4
)
 
(17.0
)
Non-trade amounts receivable
(4.5
)
 
(4.9
)
Prepaid expenses
(4.9
)
 
(5.8
)
Other assets
(3.6
)
 
0.4

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
(8.2
)
 
(30.6
)
Income taxes payable
(34.0
)
 
(10.2
)
Other liabilities
(2.6
)
 
(1.5
)
Net cash impact from hedging activity
10.2

 
10.7

Other

 
0.3

Net cash used in operating activities
(17.6
)
 
(7.5
)
Investing Activities:
 

 
 

Capital expenditures
(16.0
)
 
(9.4
)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment
0.3

 
0.4

Net cash used in investing activities
(15.7
)
 
(9.0
)
Financing Activities:
 

 
 

Dividend payments to shareholders
(34.7
)
 
(35.0
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
2.1

 

Repurchase of common stock
(0.5
)
 
(0.8
)
Repayment of capital lease obligations
(0.4
)
 
(0.4
)
Net change in short-term debt
67.6

 
66.7

Net cash provided by financing activities
34.1

 
30.5

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
4.4

 
4.8

Net change in cash and cash equivalents
5.2

 
18.8

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
93.2

 
79.8

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
98.4

 
$
98.6


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited).

6

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


Note 1:
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation: The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Tupperware Brands Corporation and its subsidiaries, collectively “Tupperware” or the “Company”, with all intercompany transactions and balances having been eliminated. These condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes should be read in conjunction with the audited 2016 financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.
Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform with current year presentation.
These condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited and have been prepared following the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and, in the Company's opinion, reflect all adjustments, including normal recurring items that are necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in the balance sheet, statements of income, comprehensive income and cash flows prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted as permitted by such rules and regulations. Operating results of any interim period presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for a full fiscal year.
The Company's fiscal year ends on the last Saturday of December. As a result, the 2016 fiscal year included 53 weeks with 14 weeks in the fourth quarter, whereas the 2017 fiscal year will include 52 weeks.
Use of Estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements, as well as the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ materially from these estimates.
Note 2:
Shipping and Handling Costs
The cost of products sold line item includes costs related to the purchase and manufacture of goods sold by the Company. Among these costs are inbound freight charges, duties, purchasing and receiving costs, inspection costs, depreciation expense, internal transfer costs and warehousing costs of raw material, work in process and packing materials. The warehousing and distribution costs of finished goods are included in delivery, sales and administrative expense (“DS&A”). Distribution costs are comprised of outbound freight and associated labor costs. Fees billed to customers associated with the distribution of products are classified as revenue. The distribution costs included in DS&A expense for the first quarters of 2017 and 2016 were $34.8 million and $31.7 million, respectively.
Note 3:
Promotional Costs
The Company frequently makes promotional offers to members of its independent sales force to encourage them to fulfill specific goals or targets for sales levels, party attendance, addition of new sales force members or other business-critical functions. The awards offered are in the form of product awards, special prizes or trips.
The Company accrues for the costs of these awards during the period over which the sales force qualifies for the award and reports these costs primarily as a component of DS&A expense. These accruals require estimates as to the cost of the awards, based upon estimates of achievement and actual cost to be incurred. During the qualification period, actual results are monitored, and changes to the original estimates are made when known. Promotional and other sales force compensation expenses included in DS&A expense totaled $95.9 million and $93.7 million for the first quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively.

7

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 4:
Inventories
(In millions)
April 1,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
Finished goods
$
205.7

 
$
189.4

Work in process
28.6

 
23.0

Raw materials and supplies
33.8

 
28.0

Total inventories
$
268.1

 
$
240.4

Note 5:
Net Income Per Common Share
Basic per share information is calculated by dividing net income by the weighted average number of shares outstanding. Diluted per share information is calculated by also considering the impact of potential common stock on both net income and the weighted average number of shares outstanding.
The elements of the earnings per share computations were as follows:
 
 
13 weeks ended
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
April 1,
2017
 
March 26,
2016
Net income
 
$
47.4

 
$
43.4

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding
 
50.7

 
50.4

Common equivalent shares:
 
 
 
 
Assumed exercise of dilutive options, restricted shares, restricted stock units and performance share units
 
0.3

 
0.2

Weighted-average common and common equivalent shares outstanding
 
51.0

 
50.6

Basic earnings per share
 
$
0.94

 
$
0.86

Diluted earnings per share
 
$
0.93

 
$
0.86

Shares excluded from the determination of potential common stock because inclusion would have been anti-dilutive
 
1.7

 
1.8



8

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 6:
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
(In millions, net of tax)
Foreign Currency Items
 
Cash Flow Hedges
 
Pension and Other Post-retirement Items
 
Total
Balance at December 31, 2016
$
(544.3
)
 
$
4.9

 
$
(32.1
)
 
$
(571.5
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications
42.4

 
(3.4
)
 
(2.4
)
 
36.6

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

 
(1.1
)
 
0.7

 
(0.4
)
Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss)
42.4

 
(4.5
)
 
(1.7
)
 
36.2

Balance at April 1, 2017
$
(501.9
)
 
$
0.4

 
$
(33.8
)
 
$
(535.3
)
(In millions, net of tax)
Foreign Currency Items
 
Cash Flow Hedges
 
Pension and Other Post-retirement Items
 
Total
Balance at December 26, 2015
$
(490.6
)
 
$
4.3

 
$
(35.7
)
 
$
(522.0
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications
2.3

 
(1.4
)
 
(1.0
)
 
(0.1
)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

 
(2.3
)
 
0.1

 
(2.2
)
Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss)
2.3

 
(3.7
)
 
(0.9
)
 
(2.3
)
Balance at March 26, 2016
$
(488.3
)
 
$
0.6

 
$
(36.6
)
 
$
(524.3
)
Pretax amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss that related to cash flow hedges consisted of net gains of $1.6 million and $3.1 million for the first quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively. Associated with these items were tax provisions of $0.5 million and $0.8 million, respectively. See Note 10 for further discussion of derivatives.
For the first quarters of 2017 and 2016, pretax amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss related to pension and other post-retirement items consisted of prior service benefits of $0.4 million and $0.3 million, respectively, actuarial losses of $0.4 million and $0.4 million, respectively, and pension settlement cost of $0.8 million for 2017, and none for 2016. The tax benefit associated with these items was $0.1 million for the first quarter of 2017, and none for 2016. See Note 12 for further discussion of pension and other post-retirement benefit costs.

9

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 7:
Re-engineering and Impairment Costs
The Company recorded $2.3 million and $1.1 million in re-engineering charges during the first quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively.
In both years, these charges were primarily related to severance costs incurred for headcount reductions in several of the Company’s operations in connection with changes in its management and organizational structures.
The balances included in accrued liabilities related to re-engineering and impairment charges as of April 1, 2017 and December 31, 2016 were as follows:
(In millions)
April 1,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
Beginning of the year balance
$
1.6

 
$
1.7

Provision
2.3

 
7.6

Non-cash charges

 
(0.3
)
Cash expenditures:
 
 
 

Severance
(1.0
)
 
(5.2
)
Other
(0.3
)
 
(2.2
)
End of period balance
$
2.6

 
$
1.6

The accrual balance as of April 1, 2017, related primarily to severance payments to be made by the end of the third quarter of 2017.
Note 8:
Segment Information
The Company manufactures and distributes a broad portfolio of products, primarily through independent direct sales consultants. Certain operating segments have been aggregated based upon consistency of economic substance, geography, products, production process, class of customers and distribution method.
The Company's reportable segments include the following:
Europe
Primarily design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware® brand. Europe also includes Avroy Shlain® in South Africa and Nutrimetics® in France, which sell beauty and personal care products. Some units in Asia Pacific also sell beauty and personal care products under the NaturCare®, Nutrimetics® and Fuller® brands.
Asia Pacific
Tupperware North America
Beauty North America
Premium cosmetics, skin care and personal care products marketed under the BeautiControl® brand in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and Fuller Cosmetics® brands in Mexico and Central America.
South America
Both housewares and beauty products under the Fuller®, Nutrimetics®, Nuvo® and Tupperware® brands.
Worldwide sales of beauty and personal care products totaled $79.6 million and $84.2 million in the first quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively.

10

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

 
13 weeks ended
(In millions)
April 1,
2017
 
March 26,
2016
Net sales:
 
 
 
Europe
$
149.5

 
$
153.9

Asia Pacific
177.3

 
171.6

Tupperware North America
91.8

 
83.2

Beauty North America
39.5

 
48.9

South America
96.7

 
68.1

Total net sales
$
554.8

 
$
525.7

Segment profit (loss):
 
 
 
Europe
$
19.9

 
$
25.2

Asia Pacific
40.0

 
36.9

Tupperware North America
16.4

 
14.6

Beauty North America
(0.6
)
 
(1.7
)
South America
18.2

 
13.0

Total segment profit
$
93.9

 
$
88.0

Unallocated expenses
(16.4
)
 
(17.4
)
Re-engineering and impairment charges (a)
(2.3
)
 
(1.1
)
Gains on disposal of assets
0.1

 
0.1

Interest expense, net
(11.1
)
 
(11.4
)
Income before taxes
$
64.2

 
$
58.2

(In millions)
April 1,
2017
 
December 31,
2016
Identifiable assets:
 
 
 
Europe
$
279.0

 
$
257.2

Asia Pacific
298.2

 
278.6

Tupperware North America
136.2

 
119.0

Beauty North America
237.0

 
214.7

South America
146.3

 
124.6

Corporate
580.9

 
593.7

Total identifiable assets
$
1,677.6

 
$
1,587.8

_________________________
(a)
See Note 7 to the unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of re-engineering and impairment charges.

11

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 9:
Debt
Debt Obligations
(In millions)
April 1,
2017
 
December 31, 2016
Fixed rate senior notes due 2021
$
599.4

 
$
599.4

Five year Revolving Credit Agreement (a)
172.0

 
104.0

Belgium facility capital lease
8.4

 
8.4

Other
2.9

 
0.1

Total debt obligations
$
782.7

 
$
711.9

____________________
(a)
$87.9 million and $84.6 million denominated in euros as of April 1, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

Credit Agreement
As of April 1, 2017, the Company had a weighted average interest rate on outstanding LIBOR based borrowings of 1.93 percent under its multicurrency Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (“Credit Agreement”).
At April 1, 2017, the Company had $511.8 million of unused lines of credit, including $426.6 million under the committed, secured Credit Agreement, and $85.2 million available under various uncommitted lines around the world.
The Credit Agreement has customary financial covenants related to interest coverage and leverage. These restrictions are not expected to impact the Company's operations. As of April 1, 2017, and currently, the Company had considerable cushion under its financial covenants.
Note 10:
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
The Company is exposed to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates on the earnings, cash flows and financial position of its international operations. Although this currency risk is partially mitigated by the natural hedge arising from the Company's local manufacturing in many markets, a strengthening U.S. dollar generally has a negative impact on the Company. In response, the Company uses financial instruments to hedge certain of its exposures and to manage the foreign exchange impact to its financial statements. At its inception, a derivative financial instrument is designated as a fair value, cash flow or net equity hedge.
Fair value hedges are entered into with financial instruments such as forward contracts, with the objective of limiting exposure to certain foreign exchange risks primarily associated with accounts payable and non-permanent intercompany transactions. For derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as fair value hedges, the gain or loss on the derivative, as well as the offsetting gain or loss on the hedged item attributable to the hedged risk, are recognized in current earnings. In assessing hedge effectiveness, the Company excludes forward points, which are considered to be a component of interest expense. The forward points on fair value hedges resulted in pretax gains of $4.8 million and $3.9 million in the first quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively.
The Company also uses derivative financial instruments to hedge foreign currency exposures resulting from certain forecasted purchases and classifies these as cash flow hedges. At initiation, the Company's cash flow hedge contracts are generally for periods ranging from one to fifteen months. The effective portion of the gain or loss on the hedging instrument is recorded in other comprehensive income and is reclassified into earnings as the transactions being hedged are recorded. As such, the balance at the end of the current reporting period in other comprehensive income, related to cash flow hedges, will generally be reclassified into earnings within the next twelve months. The associated asset or liability on the open hedges is recorded in other current assets or accrued liabilities, as applicable. In assessing hedge effectiveness, the Company excludes forward points, which are included as a component of interest expense.

12

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

The Company also uses financial instruments, such as forward contracts and certain euro denominated borrowings under the Company's Credit Agreement, to hedge a portion of its net equity investment in international operations and classifies these as net equity hedges. Changes in the value of these financial instruments, excluding any ineffective portion of the hedges, are included in foreign currency translation adjustments within accumulated other comprehensive loss. The Company recorded, net of tax, in other comprehensive income a net loss of $21.3 million associated with these hedges in the first quarter of 2017, and a net loss of $3.7 million associated with such hedges in the first quarter of 2016. Due to the permanent nature of the investments, the Company does not anticipate reclassifying any portion of these amounts to the income statement in the next twelve months. In assessing hedge effectiveness, the Company excludes forward points, which are included as a component of interest expense.
While the forward contracts used for net equity and fair value hedges of non-permanent intercompany balances mitigate its exposure to foreign exchange gains or losses, they result in an impact to operating cash flows as they are settled, whereas the hedged items do not generate offsetting cash flows. The net cash flow impact of these currency hedges for the first quarters of 2017 and 2016 were inflows of $10.2 million and $10.7 million, respectively.
The Company considers the total notional value of its forward contracts as the best measure of the volume of derivative transactions. As of April 1, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the notional amounts of outstanding forward contracts to purchase currencies were $136.7 million and $116.7 million, respectively, and the notional amounts of outstanding forward contracts to sell currencies were $147.2 million and $109.6 million, respectively. As of April 1, 2017, the notional values of the largest positions outstanding were to purchase U.S. dollars $72.9 million and to sell Mexican pesos $34.9 million.
The following table summarizes the Company's derivative positions, which are the only assets and liabilities recorded at fair value on a recurring basis, and the impact they had on the Company's financial position as of April 1, 2017 and December 31, 2016. Fair values were determined based on third party quotations (Level 2 fair value measurement):

 
Asset derivatives
 
Liability derivatives
 
 
 
 
Fair value
 
 
 
Fair value
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments (in millions)
 
Balance sheet location
 
Apr 1,
2017
 
Dec 31,
2016
 
Balance sheet location
 
Apr 1,
2017
 
Dec 31,
2016
Foreign exchange contracts
 
Non-trade amounts receivable
 
$
20.2

 
$
41.1

 
Accrued liabilities
 
$
28.4

 
$
31.7

The following table summarizes the impact of the Company's fair value hedging positions on the results of operations for the first quarters of 2017 and 2016:
Derivatives designated as fair value hedges (in millions)
 
Location of gain or (loss) recognized in income on derivatives
 
Amount of gain or (loss) recognized in income on derivatives 
 
Location of gain or (loss) recognized in income on related hedged items
 
Amount of gain or (loss) recognized in income on related hedged items
 
 
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
 
2017
 
2016
Foreign exchange contracts
 
Other expense
 
$
28.2

 
$
1.5

 
Other expense
 
$
(28.1
)
 
$
(1.5
)

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

The following table summarizes the impact of the Company's hedging activities on comprehensive income for the first quarters of 2017 and 2016:
Cash flow and net equity hedges (in millions)
 
Amount of gain or (loss) recognized in OCI (effective portion)
 
Location of gain or (loss) reclassified from accumulated OCI into income (effective portion)
 
Amount of gain or (loss) reclassified from accumulated OCI into income (effective portion)
 
Location of gain or (loss) recognized in income (ineffective portion and amount excluded from effectiveness testing)
 
Amount of gain or (loss) recognized in income (ineffective portion and amount excluded from effectiveness testing)
Cash flow hedging relationships
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
 
2017
 
2016
Foreign exchange contracts
 
$
(4.4
)
 
$
(1.6
)
 
Cost of products sold
 
$
1.6

 
$
3.1

 
Interest expense
 
$
(1.3
)
 
$
(1.6
)
Net equity hedging relationships
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange contracts
 
(30.0
)
 
(3.0
)
 
Other expense
 

 

 
Interest expense
 
(5.8
)
 
(5.2
)
Euro denominated debt
 
(3.3
)
 
(2.7
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note 11:
Fair Value Measurements
Due to their short maturities or their insignificance, the carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, accounts and notes receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities and short-term borrowings approximated their fair values at April 1, 2017 and December 31, 2016. The Company estimates that, based on current market conditions, the value of its 4.75%, 2021 senior notes was $639.0 million at April 1, 2017, compared with the carrying value of $599.4 million. The higher fair value resulted from changes, since issuance, in the corporate debt markets and investor preferences. The fair value of debt is classified as a Level 2 liability, and is estimated using quoted market prices as provided in secondary markets that consider the Company's credit risk and market related conditions. See Note 10 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for discussion of the Company's derivative instruments and related fair value measurements.
Note 12:
Retirement Benefit Plans
Components of net periodic benefit cost for the first quarters ended April 1, 2017 and March 26, 2016 were as follows:
 
First Quarter
 
Pension benefits
 
Post-retirement benefits
(In millions)
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Service cost
$
2.6

 
$
2.7

 
$

 
$

Interest cost
1.4

 
1.6

 
0.2

 
0.2

Expected return on plan assets
(1.2
)
 
(1.4
)
 

 

Settlement/curtailment
0.8

 

 

 

Net amortization
0.3

 
0.4

 
(0.3
)
 
(0.3
)
Net periodic benefit cost
$
3.9

 
$
3.3

 
$
(0.1
)
 
$
(0.1
)
During the first quarters of 2017 and 2016, approximately $0.8 million and $0.1 million, respectively, of pretax expenses were reclassified from other comprehensive income to a component of net periodic benefit cost. As they relate to non-U.S. plans, the Company uses current exchange rates to make these reclassifications. The impact of exchange rate fluctuations is included on the net amortization line of the table above.

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TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 13:
Income Taxes
The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2017 was 26.2 percent, compared with 25.4 percent for the comparable 2016 period. The increase in the 2017 rate resulted from the lack of a tax benefit on more expenses in certain foreign jurisdictions. The effective tax rates are below the U.S. statutory rate primarily due to lower foreign effective tax rates.
As of April 1, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company's gross unrecognized tax benefit was $21.5 million and $20.7 million, respectively. The Company estimates that as of April 1, 2017, approximately $20.0 million of the unrecognized tax benefits, if recognized, would impact the effective tax rate. Interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions in the Company's global operations are recorded as a component of the provision for income taxes. Accrued interest and penalties were $7.6 million and $7.1 million as of the periods ended April 1, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.
The Company estimates that it may settle one or more audits in the next twelve months that may result in cash payments decreasing the amount of accrual for uncertain tax positions by up to $1.6 million. For the remaining balance as of April 1, 2017, the Company is not able to reliably estimate the timing or ultimate settlement amount. While the Company does not currently expect material changes, it is possible that the amount of unrecognized benefit with respect to the uncertain tax positions will significantly increase or decrease related to audits in various foreign jurisdictions that may conclude during that period or new developments that could also, in turn, impact the Company's assessment relative to the establishment of valuation allowances against certain existing deferred tax assets. These valuation allowances relate to tax assets in jurisdictions where it is management's best estimate that there is not a greater than 50 percent probability that the benefit of the assets will be realized in the associated tax returns. The likelihood of realizing the benefit of deferred tax assets is assessed on an ongoing basis. This assessment requires estimates as to future operating results, as well as an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Company's tax planning strategies. At this time, the Company is not able to make a reasonable estimate of the range of impact on the balance of unrecognized tax benefits or the impact on the effective tax rate related to these items.
Note 14:
Statement of Cash Flow Supplemental Disclosure
Under the Company's stock incentive programs, in certain jurisdictions, employees are allowed to use shares retained by the Company to satisfy minimum statutorily required withholding taxes. In the first quarters of 2017 and 2016, 8,553 and 15,261 shares, respectively, were retained to fund withholding taxes, with values totaling $0.5 million and $0.8 million, respectively, which were included as stock repurchases in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.


15

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 15:
Stock Based Compensation
Stock option activity for 2017 is summarized in the following table:
 
Shares subject to option
 
Weighted average exercise price per share
 
Aggregate intrinsic value
(in millions)
Outstanding at December 31, 2016
2,722,965

 
$
57.78

 
 
Expired / Forfeited
(28,389
)
 
70.46

 
 
Exercised
(51,029
)
 
41.53

 
 
Outstanding at April 1, 2017
2,643,547

 
$
57.95

 
$
17.4

Exercisable at April 1, 2017
1,527,494

 
$
57.67

 
$
12.4

The intrinsic value of options exercised totaled $1.0 million in the first quarter of 2017. There were no options exercised in the first quarter of 2016.
The Company also has time-vested, performance-vested and market-vested share awards. The activity for such awards in 2017 is summarized in the following table:
 
Shares outstanding
 
Weighted average grant date fair value
December 31, 2016
602,940

 
$
61.28

Time-vested shares granted
3,801

 
52.62

Market-vested shares granted
25,170

 
61.29

Performance shares granted
76,615

 
60.39

Performance share adjustments
(23,482
)
 
64.09

Vested
(32,786
)
 
82.64

Forfeited
(6,631
)
 
61.56

April 1, 2017
645,627

 
$
59.93

Compensation expense related to the Company's stock based compensation for the first quarters ended April 1, 2017 and March 26, 2016 were as follows:
 
First Quarter
(In millions)
2017
 
2016
Stock options
$
0.7

 
$
0.6

Time, performance and market vested share awards
4.1

 
3.3

As of April 1, 2017, total unrecognized stock based compensation expense related to all stock based awards was $29.0 million, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 2.0 years.

16

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 16:
Allowance for Long-Term Receivables
As of April 1, 2017, $11.2 million of long-term receivables from both active and inactive customers were considered past due, the majority of which were reserved through the Company's allowance for uncollectible accounts.
The balance of the allowance for long-term receivables as of April 1, 2017 was as follows:
(In millions)
 
Balance at December 31, 2016
$
11.0

Write-offs
(0.2
)
Provision and reclassifications
0.3

Currency translation adjustment
0.6

Balance at April 1, 2017
$
11.7

Note 17:
Guarantor Information
The Company's payment obligations under its senior notes due in 2021 are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a senior secured basis, by Dart Industries Inc. (the "Guarantor"). The guarantee is secured by certain "Tupperware" trademarks and service marks owned by the Guarantor.
Condensed consolidated financial information as of April 1, 2017 and December 31, 2016 and for the quarters ended April 1, 2017 and March 26, 2016 for Tupperware Brands Corporation (the "Parent"), the Guarantor and all other subsidiaries (the "Non-Guarantors") is as follows.
Each entity in the consolidating financial information follows the same accounting policies as described in the consolidated financial statements, except for the use by the Parent and Guarantor of the equity method of accounting to reflect ownership interests in subsidiaries that are eliminated upon consolidation. The Guarantor is 100% owned by the Parent, and there are certain entities within the Non-Guarantors classification that the Parent owns directly. There are no significant restrictions on the ability of either the Parent or the Guarantor to obtain adequate funds from their respective subsidiaries by dividend or loan that should interfere with their ability to meet their operating needs or debt repayment obligations.


17

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Consolidating Statement of Income
 
13 weeks ended April 1, 2017
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
Net sales
$

 
$

 
$
556.7

 
$
(1.9
)
 
$
554.8

Other revenue

 
25.5

 
8.6

 
(34.1
)
 

Cost of products sold

 
8.6

 
202.6

 
(33.5
)
 
177.7

Gross margin

 
16.9

 
362.7

 
(2.5
)
 
377.1

Delivery, sales and administrative expense
3.9

 
23.2

 
274.5

 
(2.5
)
 
299.1

Re-engineering and impairment charges

 
0.4

 
1.9

 

 
2.3

Gains on disposal of assets

 

 
0.1

 

 
0.1

Operating income (loss)
(3.9
)
 
(6.7
)
 
86.4

 

 
75.8

Interest income
5.1

 
0.7

 
8.3

 
(13.6
)
 
0.5

Interest expense
8.6

 
14.3

 
2.3

 
(13.6
)
 
11.6

Income from equity investments in subsidiaries
51.9

 
78.7

 

 
(130.6
)
 

Other expense (income)

 
15.4

 
(14.9
)
 

 
0.5

Income before income taxes
44.5

 
43.0

 
107.3

 
(130.6
)
 
64.2

Provision (benefit) for income taxes
(2.9
)
 
(7.7
)
 
27.4

 

 
16.8

Net income (loss)
$
47.4

 
$
50.7

 
$
79.9

 
$
(130.6
)
 
$
47.4

Comprehensive income (loss)
$
83.6

 
$
89.4

 
$
132.8

 
$
(222.2
)
 
$
83.6


Consolidating Statement of Income
 
13 weeks ended March 26, 2016
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
Net sales
$

 
$

 
$
527.0

 
$
(1.3
)
 
$
525.7

Other revenue

 
25.3

 
7.7

 
(33.0
)
 

Cost of products sold

 
7.7

 
190.2

 
(31.9
)
 
166.0

Gross margin

 
17.6

 
344.5

 
(2.4
)
 
359.7

Delivery, sales and administrative expense
3.2

 
22.4

 
265.5

 
(2.4
)
 
288.7

Re-engineering and impairment charges

 

 
1.1

 

 
1.1

Gains on disposal of assets

 

 
0.1

 

 
0.1

Operating income (loss)
(3.2
)
 
(4.8
)
 
78.0

 

 
70.0

Interest income
5.1

 
0.4

 
6.2

 
(11.0
)
 
0.7

Interest expense
8.7

 
12.3

 
2.1

 
(11.0
)
 
12.1

Income from equity investments in subsidiaries
47.8

 
53.4

 

 
(101.2
)
 

Other expense (income)

 
(4.1
)
 
4.5

 

 
0.4

Income before income taxes
41.0

 
40.8

 
77.6

 
(101.2
)
 
58.2

Provision (benefit) for income taxes
(2.4
)
 
(7.2
)
 
24.4

 

 
14.8

Net income (loss)
$
43.4

 
$
48.0

 
$
53.2

 
$
(101.2
)
 
$
43.4

Comprehensive income (loss)
$
41.1

 
$
47.1

 
$
49.5

 
$
(96.6
)
 
$
41.1



18

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)


Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet
 
April 1, 2017
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
ASSETS
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$

 
$
0.3

 
$
98.1

 
$

 
$
98.4

Accounts receivable, net

 

 
156.9

 

 
156.9

Inventories

 

 
268.1

 

 
268.1

Non-trade amounts receivable, net

 
34.2

 
104.8

 
(88.0
)
 
51.0

Intercompany receivables
11.8

 
904.8

 
259.1

 
(1,175.7
)
 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
0.7

 
6.3

 
99.2

 
(77.9
)
 
28.3

Total current assets
12.5

 
945.6

 
986.2

 
(1,341.6
)
 
602.7

Deferred income tax benefits, net
142.7

 
193.4

 
211.3

 

 
547.4

Property, plant and equipment, net

 
50.8

 
218.3

 

 
269.1

Long-term receivables, net

 
0.1

 
13.8

 

 
13.9

Trademarks and tradenames, net

 

 
69.6

 

 
69.6

Goodwill

 
2.9

 
138.7

 

 
141.6

Investments in subsidiaries
1,447.5

 
1,451.2

 

 
(2,898.7
)
 

Intercompany notes receivable
484.2

 
101.0

 
750.7

 
(1,335.9
)
 

Other assets, net
1.0

 
1.4

 
51.4

 
(20.5
)
 
33.3

Total assets
$
2,087.9

 
$
2,746.4

 
$
2,440.0

 
$
(5,596.7
)
 
$
1,677.6

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$

 
$
2.7

 
$
90.3

 
$

 
$
93.0

Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
172.0

 

 
4.8

 

 
176.8

Intercompany payables
831.8

 
252.1

 
91.8

 
(1,175.7
)
 

Accrued liabilities
124.2

 
104.5

 
252.5

 
(165.9
)
 
315.3

Total current liabilities
1,128.0

 
359.3

 
439.4

 
(1,341.6
)
 
585.1

Long-term debt and capital lease obligations
599.4

 

 
6.5

 

 
605.9

Intercompany notes payable
82.5

 
950.7

 
302.7

 
(1,335.9
)
 

Other liabilities
10.3

 
46.1

 
183.0

 
(20.5
)
 
218.9

Shareholders' equity
267.7

 
1,390.3

 
1,508.4

 
(2,898.7
)
 
267.7

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
2,087.9

 
$
2,746.4

 
$
2,440.0

 
$
(5,596.7
)
 
$
1,677.6



19

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet
 
December 31, 2016
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
ASSETS
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$

 
$
0.5

 
$
92.7

 
$

 
$
93.2

Accounts receivable, net

 

 
125.3

 

 
125.3

Inventories

 

 
240.4

 

 
240.4

Non-trade amounts receivable, net

 
50.5

 
85.1

 
(70.7
)
 
64.9

Intercompany receivables
11.9

 
935.8

 
270.3

 
(1,218.0
)
 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
1.1

 
5.4

 
100.9

 
(85.9
)
 
21.5

Total current assets
13.0

 
992.2

 
914.7

 
(1,374.6
)
 
545.3

Deferred income tax benefits, net
142.7

 
193.2

 
203.8

 

 
539.7

Property, plant and equipment, net

 
50.4

 
209.4

 

 
259.8

Long-term receivables, net

 
0.1

 
13.1

 

 
13.2

Trademarks and tradenames, net

 

 
67.3

 

 
67.3

Goodwill

 
2.9

 
129.7

 

 
132.6

Investments in subsidiaries
1,356.7

 
1,321.3

 

 
(2,678.0
)
 

Intercompany notes receivable
479.4

 
95.6

 
725.6

 
(1,300.6
)
 

Other assets, net
1.2

 
1.2

 
57.8

 
(30.3
)
 
29.9

Total assets
$
1,993.0

 
$
2,656.9

 
$
2,321.4

 
$
(5,383.5
)
 
$
1,587.8

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$

 
$
5.0

 
$
112.7

 
$

 
$
117.7

Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
104.0

 

 
1.9

 

 
105.9

Intercompany payables
858.9

 
263.4

 
95.7

 
(1,218.0
)
 

Accrued liabilities
130.9

 
102.8

 
246.9

 
(156.6
)
 
324.0

Total current liabilities
1,093.8

 
371.2

 
457.2

 
(1,374.6
)
 
547.6

Long-term debt and capital lease obligations
599.4

 

 
6.6

 

 
606.0

Intercompany notes payable
77.0

 
928.0

 
295.6

 
(1,300.6
)
 

Other liabilities
10.0

 
56.8

 
184.9

 
(30.3
)
 
221.4

Shareholders' equity
212.8

 
1,300.9

 
1,377.1

 
(2,678.0
)
 
212.8

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
1,993.0

 
$
2,656.9

 
$
2,321.4

 
$
(5,383.5
)
 
$
1,587.8






20

TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows
 
13 weeks ended April 1, 2017
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
$
(5.3
)
 
$
(27.1
)
 
$
23.2

 
$
(8.4
)
 
$
(17.6
)
Investing Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures

 
(4.8
)
 
(11.2
)
 

 
(16.0
)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

 
0.3

 

 
0.3

Net intercompany loans
0.7

 
22.2

 
(13.0
)
 
(9.9
)
 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
0.7

 
17.4

 
(23.9
)
 
(9.9
)
 
(15.7
)
Financing Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividend payments to shareholders
(34.7
)
 

 

 

 
(34.7
)
Dividend payments to parent

 

 
(1.5
)
 
1.5

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options
2.1

 

 

 

 
2.1

Repurchase of common stock
(0.5
)
 

 

 

 
(0.5
)
Repayment of capital lease obligations

 

 
(0.4
)
 

 
(0.4
)
Net change in short-term debt
64.7

 

 
2.9

 

 
67.6

Net intercompany borrowings
(27.0
)
 
9.5

 
0.7

 
16.8

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
4.6

 
9.5

 
1.7

 
18.3

 
34.1

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 
4.4

 

 
4.4

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 
(0.2
)
 
5.4

 

 
5.2

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

 
0.5

 
92.7

 

 
93.2

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$

 
$
0.3

 
$
98.1

 
$

 
$
98.4




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TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows
 
13 weeks ended March 26, 2016
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
$
1.9

 
$
(20.9
)
 
$
10.1

 
$
1.4

 
$
(7.5
)
Investing Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures

 
(2.4
)
 
(7.0
)
 

 
(9.4
)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

 
0.4

 

 
0.4

Net intercompany loans
0.5

 
(1.4
)
 
(18.7
)
 
19.6

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
0.5

 
(3.8
)
 
(25.3
)
 
19.6

 
(9.0
)
Financing Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividend payments to shareholders
(35.0
)
 

 

 

 
(35.0
)
Dividend payments to parent

 

 
(1.5
)
 
1.5

 

Repurchase of common stock
(0.8
)
 

 

 

 
(0.8
)
Repayment of capital lease obligations

 

 
(0.4
)
 

 
(0.4
)
Net change in short-term debt
34.9

 

 
31.8

 

 
66.7

Net intercompany borrowings
(1.5
)
 
25.3

 
(1.3
)
 
(22.5
)
 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
(2.4
)
 
25.3

 
28.6

 
(21.0
)
 
30.5

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

 
4.8

 

 
4.8

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 
0.6

 
18.2

 

 
18.8

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

 

 
79.8

 

 
79.8

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$

 
$
0.6

 
$
98.0

 
$

 
$
98.6



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TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
(Unaudited)

Note 18:
New Accounting Pronouncements
In March 2017, the FASB issued an amendment to existing guidance on presentation of net periodic pension and postretirement benefit costs. Under the amendment, the service cost component will be presented in the same income statement line item as other compensation costs arising from services rendered during the period. The other components of the net periodic benefit cost will be presented separately from the service cost and outside operating income subtotal. Only the service cost will be eligible for capitalization in assets. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted. The Company does not expect a significant impact from the adoption of this amendment on its Consolidated Financial Statements.
In May 2014, the FASB issued an amendment to existing guidance regarding revenue from contracts with customers. The amendment outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers. In August 2015, the FASB issued an amendment to defer the effective date by one year to December 15, 2017 for annual reporting periods beginning after that date. The August 2015 amendment also allowed early adoption of the revenue standard, but not before the original effective date of December 15, 2016. In March and April 2016, the FASB issued amendments to provide clarification on implementation guidance. In May 2016, the FASB issued amendments to provide clarification on assessment of collectibility criteria, presentation of sales taxes and measurement of noncash consideration. In addition, the amendment provided clarification and included simplification to transition guidance on contract modifications and completed contracts at transition. In December 2016, the FASB issued amendments to provide clarification on codification and guidance application. In February 2017, the FASB issued an amendment to clarify the scope of asset derecognition guidance and provide detailed guidance on partial sales transactions. The Company has surveyed revenue recognition policies across each of its global operating segments, evaluating the impact of the adoption of this amendment on its Consolidated Financial Statements. While there are expected to be changes in policy in certain units, the impact to the consolidated financial statements is not expected to be significant as the majority of the Company's transactions are not accounted for under industry-specific guidance that will be superseded by the new guidance and generally only consists of a single performance obligation to transfer non-customized, promised goods.
In January 2017, the FASB issued an amendment to existing guidance on Goodwill Impairment to simplify goodwill measurement. This guidance eliminated step 2 from the goodwill impairment test, and instead goodwill shall be tested by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. An impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the fair value will be recognized; however the loss recognized will not exceed the total amount of goodwill. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted. Upon adoption, any impairment losses recognized under the new guidance could differ significantly and occur more frequently compared with amounts recognized under current guidance, particularly as it relates to the $80.0 million goodwill recorded in Fuller Mexico.
In October 2016, the FASB issued an amendment to existing guidance on income tax consequences of intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory. Under the amendment, the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset other than inventory will be recognized when the transfer occurs. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this amendment on its Consolidated Financial Statements.
In February 2016, the FASB issued an amendment to existing guidance on lease accounting that requires the assets and liabilities arising from operating leases be presented in the balance sheet. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this amendment on its Consolidated Financial Statements.




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Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The following is a discussion of the results of operations for the 13 weeks ended April 1, 2017, compared with the 13 weeks ended March 26, 2016, and changes in financial condition during the 13 weeks ended April 1, 2017. The Company's fiscal year ends on the last Saturday of December. As a result, the 2016 fiscal year included 53 weeks with 14 weeks in the fourth quarter, whereas the 2017 fiscal year will include 52 weeks.
The Company's primary means of distributing its products is through independent sales organizations and individuals, which in many cases are also its customers. The vast majority of the Company's products are, in turn, sold to end customers who are not members of its sales force. The Company is largely dependent upon these independent sales organizations and individuals to reach end consumers, and any significant disruption of this distribution network would have a negative financial impact on the Company and its ability to generate sales, earnings and operating cash flows. The Company's primary business drivers are the size, activity, diversity and productivity of its independent sales organizations.
As the impacts of foreign currency translation are an important factor in understanding period-to-period comparisons, the Company believes the presentation of results on a local currency basis, as a supplement to reported results, helps improve readers' ability to understand the Company's operating results and evaluate performance in comparison with prior periods. The Company presents local currency information that compares results between periods as if current period exchange rates had been used to translate results in the prior period. The Company uses results on a local currency basis as one measure to evaluate performance. The Company generally refers to such amounts as calculated on a "local currency" basis, or "excluding the impact of foreign currency." These results should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). Results on a local currency basis may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
Overview
 
 
13 weeks ended
 
Change
 
Change excluding the impact of foreign exchange 
 
Foreign exchange impact
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
Apr 1,
2017
 
Mar 26,
2016
 
 
 
Net sales
 
$
554.8

 
$
525.7