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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 March 31, 2018
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 26, 2018, 51,117,397 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)
March 31,
2018
 
April 1,
2017
Net sales
$
542.6

 
$
554.8

Cost of products sold
179.0

 
177.7

Gross margin
363.6

 
377.1

 
 
 
 
Delivery, sales and administrative expense
289.2

 
297.9

Re-engineering and impairment charges
7.6

 
2.3

Gains on disposal of assets
2.2

 
0.1

Operating income
69.0

 
77.0

 
 
 
 
Interest income
0.7

 
0.5

Interest expense
11.1

 
11.6

Other expense
0.2

 
1.7

Income before income taxes
58.4

 
64.2

 
 
 
 
Provision for income taxes
22.7

 
16.8

Net income
$
35.7

 
$
47.4

 
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.70

 
$
0.94

Diluted
0.70

 
0.93

 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
51.1

 
50.7

Diluted
51.3

 
51.0

 
 
 
 
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)
March 31,
2018
 
April 1,
2017
Net income
$
35.7

 
$
47.4

Other comprehensive income:
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
10.1

 
42.4

Deferred loss on cash flow hedges, net of tax benefit of $0.3 and $1.4, respectively
(0.7
)
 
(4.5
)
Pension and other post-retirement costs, net of tax benefit of $0.6 and $0.7, respectively
(1.7
)
 
(1.7
)
Other comprehensive income
7.7

 
36.2

Total comprehensive income
$
43.4

 
$
83.6


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited).

4


TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except share amounts)
March 31,
2018
 
December 30,
2017
ASSETS
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
157.8

 
$
144.1

Accounts receivable, less allowances of $42.6 and $38.2, respectively
166.9

 
144.4

Inventories
286.7

 
262.2

Non-trade amounts receivable, net
63.3

 
58.6

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
27.0

 
21.2

Total current assets
701.7

 
630.5

Deferred income tax benefits, net
244.5

 
278.0

Property, plant and equipment, net
284.1

 
278.2

Long-term receivables, less allowances of $16.5 and $16.5, respectively
20.7

 
19.3

Trademarks and tradenames, net
63.1

 
62.5

Goodwill
81.9

 
78.9

Other assets, net
48.8

 
40.6

Total assets
$
1,444.8

 
$
1,388.0

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$
99.3

 
$
124.4

Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
234.3

 
133.0

Accrued liabilities
396.1

 
401.4

Total current liabilities
729.7

 
658.8

Long-term debt and capital lease obligations
605.0

 
605.1

Other liabilities
218.5

 
243.5

Shareholders' equity (deficit):
 

 
 

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
215.0

 
217.8

Retained earnings
1,044.8

 
1,043.1

Treasury stock, 12,489,693 and 12,549,392 shares, respectively, at cost
(847.1
)
 
(851.5
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(521.7
)
 
(529.4
)
Total shareholders' deficit
(108.4
)
 
(119.4
)
Total liabilities and shareholders' deficit
$
1,444.8

 
$
1,388.0


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited).

5


TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 
13 weeks ended
(In millions)
March 31,
2018
 
April 1,
2017
Operating Activities:
 
 
 

Net cash used in operating activities
$
(40.8
)
 
$
(18.0
)
Investing Activities:
 

 
 

Capital expenditures
(15.2
)
 
(16.0
)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment
5.9

 
0.3

Net cash used in investing activities
(9.3
)
 
(15.7
)
Financing Activities:
 

 
 

Dividend payments to shareholders
(35.4
)
 
(34.7
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
0.2

 
2.1

Repurchase of common stock
(1.0
)
 
(0.5
)
Repayment of capital lease obligations
(0.5
)
 
(0.4
)
Net change in short-term debt
97.2

 
67.6

Net cash provided by financing activities
60.5

 
34.1

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
4.1

 
4.9

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
14.5

 
5.3

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year
147.2

 
96.0

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period
$
161.7

 
$
101.3


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 2017 financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2017.
Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform with current year presentation. This includes changes to the presentation of pension costs in other expense in the Company's Consolidated Statement of Income under ASU 2017-07, Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Costs and Net Periodic Post-Retirement Benefit Costs. For applying the retrospective presentation requirements under this standard, the Company used the practical expedient that allows for the use of amounts disclosed in its retirement benefit plans note for the year ended December 30, 2017 as the estimation basis.
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 statement 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.
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.
Revenue Recognition: On December 31, 2017, the Company adopted new guidance on revenue from contracts with customers using the modified retrospective method. There was no impact on beginning retained earnings from the adoption as of December 31, 2017. Results for reporting periods beginning December 31, 2017 are presented under the new guidance, while prior period amounts continue to be reported in accordance with previous guidance without revision.
Under the new guidance, the contract is defined as the order received from the Company's customer who, in most cases, is one of the Company's independent distributors or a member of its independent sales force. Revenue is recognized when control of the product passes to the customer, which is upon shipment, and is recognized at the amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to receive for the products sold, including various forms of discounts.  Generally, payment is either received in advance or in a relatively short period of time following shipment. When revenue is recorded, estimates of returns are made and recorded as a reduction of revenue. Contracts with customers are evaluated to determine if there are separate performance obligations, related to timing of product shipment, that will be satisfied in different accounting periods. When that is the case, revenue is deferred until each performance obligation is met. The amount deferred in the first quarter of 2018 was not material.
Compared with historical accounting under the previous guidance, the Company estimates revenue in the first quarter of 2018 would have been $6.0 million lower. This primarily reflects, under previous guidance in 2017, certain operating segments recording revenue upon delivery that is now recording revenue upon shipment under the new guidance. The impact to the Company's consolidated balance sheet as a result of adopting the new guidance was not significant.
The Company primarily disaggregates revenue based on geography. Refer to disaggregation information included in Note 8 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

7

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

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 2018 and 2017 were $35.5 million and $34.8 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 $88.4 million and $95.9 million for the first quarters of 2018 and 2017, respectively.
Note 4:
Inventories
(In millions)
March 31,
2018
 
December 30,
2017
Finished goods
$
219.1

 
$
203.5

Work in process
30.8

 
26.0

Raw materials and supplies
36.8

 
32.7

Total inventories
$
286.7

 
$
262.2

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)
March 31,
2018
 
April 1,
2017
Net income
$
35.7

 
$
47.4

Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding
51.1

 
50.7

Common equivalent shares:
 
 
 
Assumed exercise of dilutive options, restricted shares, restricted stock units and performance share units
0.2

 
0.3

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding
51.3

 
51.0

Basic earnings per share
$
0.70

 
$
0.94

Diluted earnings per share
$
0.70

 
$
0.93

Shares excluded from the determination of potential common stock because inclusion would have been anti-dilutive
2.0

 
1.7


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 30, 2017
$
(501.9
)
 
$
1.6

 
$
(29.1
)
 
$
(529.4
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications
10.1

 
(0.8
)
 
(1.6
)
 
7.7

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

 
0.1

 
(0.1
)
 

Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss)
10.1

 
(0.7
)
 
(1.7
)
 
7.7

Balance at March 31, 2018
$
(491.8
)
 
$
0.9

 
$
(30.8
)
 
$
(521.7
)
(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 01, 2017
$
(501.9
)
 
$
0.4

 
$
(33.8
)
 
$
(535.3
)
Pretax amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss that related to cash flow hedges consisted of net gains of $0.1 million and $1.6 million for the first quarters of 2018 and 2017, respectively. Associated with these items were tax provisions of $0.2 million and $0.5 million, respectively. See Note 10 for further discussion of derivatives.
For the first quarters of 2018 and 2017, 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 in each quarter, actuarial losses of $0.1 million and $0.4 million, respectively, and pension settlement costs of $0.1 million and $0.8 million, respectively. Associated with these items were a tax provision of $0.1 million and a tax benefit of $0.1 million, respectively. See Note 12 to the Consolidated Financial Statements 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 $7.6 million and $2.3 million in re-engineering charges during the first quarters of 2018 and 2017, respectively.
In 2018, the re-engineering and impairment charges incurred were primarily related to severance costs and restructuring actions taken in connection with the Company's plans, through 2018 or 2019, to rationalize its supply chain and to adjust the cost base of several marketing units. The restructuring charges also relate to the Company's decision to wind-down the Beauticontrol reporting unit in 2017. The Company recorded in the first quarter of 2018, $0.7 million in cost of sales for inventory obsolescence in connection with the Company's re-engineering plan.
In the first quarter of 2017, the re-engineering and impairment 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 total cost of the restructuring actions is estimated to be $100 million to $110 million from the second quarter of 2017 forward. This excludes the benefit of selling fixed assets that will become excess in light of the re-engineering actions. The Company expects about 90 percent of second quarter 2017 forward re-engineering costs to require cash outflows and for these to be funded with cash flow from operations, net of investing activities as well as asset sales as a result of the restructuring actions, notwithstanding the timing during each fiscal year in which the Company generates the majority of its cash. Of the total costs, the Company estimates that about 80 percent relates to severance and benefits related to headcount reductions, while the balance is predominantly related to costs to exit leases and other contracts, as well as write-offs of excess assets for which there are not expected to be disposal proceeds.
The re-engineering charges by segment during the first quarter of 2018 were as follows:
 
13 weeks ended
(In millions)
March 31,
2018
Europe
$
5.7

Asia Pacific
0.8

North America
0.7

South America
0.4

Total re-engineering charges
$
7.6

The balances included in accrued liabilities related to re-engineering and impairment charges as of March 31, 2018 and December 30, 2017 were as follows:
(In millions)
March 31,
2018
 
December 30,
2017
Beginning of the year balance
$
45.4

 
$
1.6

Provision
7.6

 
63.7

Non-cash charges
(0.3
)
 
(0.4
)
Cash expenditures:
 
 
 

Severance
(5.2
)
 
(12.7
)
Other
(4.6
)
 
(6.8
)
Currency translation adjustment
1.6

 

End of period balance
$
44.5

 
$
45.4

The accrual balance as of March 31, 2018, related primarily to severance payments to be made through the fourth quarter of 2018.

10

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

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 geography, consistency of economic substance, products, production process, class of customers and distribution method.
Effective in the fourth quarter of 2017, in connection with the closure of its Beauticontrol business, the Company changed its segment reporting. The change was to combine its previous Beauty North America and Tupperware North America segments into one North America segment. Comparable information from all historical periods presented has been revised to conform with the new presentation.
The Company's reportable segments primarily sell design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware® brand. Europe 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. North America also includes the Fuller Mexico beauty and personal care products business and sells products under the Fuller Cosmetics® brand in that unit and in Central America. South America also sells beauty products under the Fuller®, Nutrimetics® and Nuvo® brands.
Worldwide sales of beauty and personal care products totaled $72.8 million and $79.6 million in the first quarters of 2018 and 2017, respectively.

11

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

 
13 weeks ended
(In millions)
March 31,
2018
 
April 1,
2017
Net sales:
 
 
 
Europe
$
143.9

 
$
149.5

Asia Pacific
172.2

 
177.3

North America
135.0

 
131.3

South America
91.5

 
96.7

Total net sales
$
542.6

 
$
554.8

Segment profit:
 
 
 
Europe
$
12.4

 
$
19.9

Asia Pacific
37.9

 
40.0

North America
19.0

 
15.8

South America
17.3

 
18.2

Total segment profit
$
86.6

 
$
93.9

Unallocated expenses
(12.4
)
 
(16.4
)
Re-engineering and impairment charges (a)
(7.6
)
 
(2.3
)
Gains on disposal of assets
2.2

 
0.1

Interest expense, net
(10.4
)
 
(11.1
)
Income before taxes
$
58.4

 
$
64.2

(In millions)
March 31,
2018
 
December 30,
2017
Identifiable assets:
 
 
 
Europe
$
322.3

 
$
308.5

Asia Pacific
311.9

 
297.2

North America
289.1

 
266.3

South America
155.2

 
138.6

Corporate
366.3

 
377.4

Total identifiable assets
$
1,444.8

 
$
1,388.0

_________________________
(a)
See Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of re-engineering and impairment charges.
Note 9:
Debt
Debt Obligations
(In millions)
March 31,
2018
 
December 30, 2017
Fixed rate senior notes due 2021
$
599.6

 
$
599.5

Five year Revolving Credit Agreement (a)
222.2

 
131.0

Belgium facility capital lease
7.3

 
7.5

Other
10.2

 
0.1

Total debt obligations
$
839.3

 
$
738.1

____________________
(a)
$100.2 million and $96.1 million denominated in euros as of March 31, 2018 and December 30, 2017, respectively.


12

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

Credit Agreement
As of March 31, 2018, the Company had a weighted average interest rate on outstanding LIBOR-based borrowings of 2.5 percent under its multicurrency Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (“Credit Agreement”).
At March 31, 2018, the Company had $464.3 million of unused lines of credit, including $376.3 million under the committed, secured Credit Agreement, and $88.0 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 March 31, 2018, 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 $6.1 million and $4.8 million in the first quarters of 2018 and 2017, 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.
The Company also uses financial instruments, such as forward contracts and certain euro denominated borrowings under its 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 net losses of $16.9 million and $21.3 million associated with these hedges in the first quarter of 2018 and 2017, respectively. 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 2018 and 2017 were inflows of $5.4 million and $10.2 million, respectively.

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

The Company considers the total notional value of its forward contracts as the best measure of the volume of derivative transactions. As of March 31, 2018 and December 30, 2017, the notional amounts of outstanding forward contracts to purchase currencies were $91.4 million and $111.1 million, respectively, and the notional amounts of outstanding forward contracts to sell currencies were $99.7 million and $112.1 million, respectively. As of March 31, 2018, the notional values of the largest positions outstanding were to purchase $62.9 million of U.S. dollars and to sell $31.4 million of Mexican pesos.
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 March 31, 2018 and December 30, 2017. 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
 
Mar 31,
2018
 
Dec 30,
2017
 
Balance sheet location
 
Mar 31,
2018
 
Dec 30,
2017
Foreign exchange contracts
 
Non-trade amounts receivable
 
$
31.6

 
$
32.2

 
Accrued liabilities
 
$
38.1

 
$
29.6

The following table summarizes the impact of the Company's fair value hedging positions on the results of operations for the first quarters of 2018 and 2017:
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
 
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
Foreign exchange contracts
 
Other expense
 
$
15.1

 
$
28.2

 
Other expense
 
$
(14.7
)
 
$
(28.1
)
The following table summarizes the impact of the Company's hedging activities on comprehensive income for the first quarters of 2018 and 2017:
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
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
 
 
 
2018
 
2017
Foreign exchange contracts
 
$
(0.9
)
 
$
(4.4
)
 
Cost of products sold
 
$
0.1

 
$
1.6

 
Interest expense
 
$
(1.1
)
 
$
(1.3
)
Net equity hedging relationships
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange contracts
 
(17.6
)
 
(30.0
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
(6.0
)
 
(5.8
)
Euro denominated debt
 
(4.1
)
 
(3.3
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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 March 31, 2018 and December 30, 2017. The Company estimates that, based on current market conditions, the value of its 4.75%, 2021 senior notes was $619.7 million at March 31, 2018, compared with the carrying value of $599.6 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 March 31, 2018 and April 1, 2017 were as follows:
 
First Quarter
 
Pension benefits
 
Post-retirement benefits
(In millions)
2018
 
2017
 
2018
 
2017
Service cost
$
2.6

 
$
2.6

 
$

 
$

Interest cost
1.4

 
1.4

 
0.1

 
0.2

Expected return on plan assets
(1.1
)
 
(1.2
)
 

 

Settlement/curtailment
0.1

 
0.8

 

 

Net amortization

 
0.3

 
(0.3
)
 
(0.3
)
Net periodic benefit cost
$
3.0

 
$
3.9

 
$
(0.2
)
 
$
(0.1
)
During the first quarters of 2018 and 2017, approximately $0.2 million of pretax gain and $0.8 million of pretax expense, respectively, 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. The Company included $0.2 million and $1.2 million related to the components of net periodic benefit cost, excluding service cost, in other expense in the first quarter of 2018 and 2017, respectively.
Note 13:
Income Taxes
The effective tax rate for the first quarters of 2018 and 2017 were 38.8 percent and 26.2 percent, respectively. The change in the rate was primarily due to the estimated impact of Global Intangible Low-taxed Income (GILTI) under the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Act).
The Company continues to evaluate the impact of the GILTI provisions under the Tax Act which are complex and subject to continuing regulatory interpretation by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). The Company is required to make an accounting policy election of either (1) treating taxes due on future U.S. inclusions in taxable income related to GILTI as a current period expense when incurred (the “period cost method”) or (2) factoring such amounts into the Company’s measurement of its deferred taxes (the “deferred method”). The Company’s accounting policy election with respect to the new GILTI Tax rules will depend, in part, on further guidance issued by the IRS, and on analyzing its global income to determine whether it can reasonably estimate the tax impact. While the Company has included an estimate of GILTI in its estimated effective tax rate for 2018, it has not completed its analysis and is not yet able to determine which method to elect. Adjustments related to the amount of GILTI Tax recorded in its Consolidated Financial Statements may be required based on the outcome of this election.

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

As of March 31, 2018 and December 30, 2017, the Company's accrual for uncertain tax positions was $20.3 million and $19.8 million, respectively. The Company estimates that as of March 31, 2018, approximately $19.6 million of the unrecognized tax benefits, if recognized, will 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 $7.4 million and $7.3 million as of the periods ended March 31, 2018 and December 30, 2017, 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 $2.9 million. For the remaining balance as of March 31, 2018, 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 or reversal 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 2018 and 2017, 20,145 and 8,553 shares, respectively, were retained to fund withholding taxes, with values totaling $1.0 million and $0.5 million, respectively, which were included as stock repurchases in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.
Restricted cash is recorded in either prepaid and other current assets or in long-term other assets.
Note 15:
Stock Based Compensation
Stock option activity for 2018 is summarized in the following table:
 
Shares subject to option
 
Weighted average exercise price per share
 
Aggregate intrinsic value
(in millions)
Outstanding at December 30, 2017
3,045,316

 
$
58.96

 
 
Expired / Forfeited
(4,823
)
 
57.94

 
 
Exercised
(3,747
)
 
57.78

 
 
Outstanding at March 31, 2018
3,036,746

 
$
58.96

 
$
0.7

Exercisable at March 31, 2018
1,800,064

 
$
59.56

 
$
0.7

The intrinsic value of options exercised totaled $1.0 million in the first quarter of 2017 and was not significant in 2018.

16

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

The Company also has time-vested, performance-vested and market-vested share awards. The activity for such awards in 2018 is summarized in the following table:
 
Shares outstanding
 
Weighted average grant date fair value
December 30, 2017
635,507

 
$
58.59

Time-vested shares granted
4,957

 
60.53

Market-vested shares granted
24,571

 
63.48

Performance shares granted
92,621

 
50.51

Performance share adjustments
(30,345
)
 
55.70

Vested
(75,452
)
 
71.18

Forfeited
(24,230
)
 
60.23

March 31, 2018
627,629

 
$
56.16

Compensation expense related to the Company's stock-based compensation for the first quarters ended March 31, 2018 and April 1, 2017 were as follows:
 
First Quarter
(In millions)
2018
 
2017
Stock options
$
0.8

 
$
0.7

Time, performance and market vested share awards
2.5

 
4.1

As of March 31, 2018, total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to all stock based awards was $27.5 million, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 2.0 years.
Note 16:
Allowance for Long-Term Receivables
As of March 31, 2018, $17.1 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 March 31, 2018 was as follows:
(In millions)
 
Balance at December 30, 2017
$
16.5

Write-offs
0.1

Provision and reclassifications
(0.9
)
Currency translation adjustment
0.8

Balance at March 31, 2018
$
16.5

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 March 31, 2018 and December 30, 2017 and for the quarters ended March 31, 2018 and April 1, 2017 for the Company (the "Parent"), the Guarantor and all other subsidiaries (the "Non-Guarantors") is as follows.

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

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.

Consolidating Statement of Income
 
13 weeks ended March 31, 2018
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
Net sales
$

 
$

 
$
542.8

 
$
(0.2
)
 
$
542.6

Other revenue

 
21.7

 
10.1

 
(31.8
)
 

Cost of products sold

 
10.0

 
198.7

 
(29.7
)
 
179.0

Gross margin

 
11.7

 
354.2

 
(2.3
)
 
363.6

Delivery, sales and administrative expense
3.0

 
22.3

 
266.2

 
(2.3
)
 
289.2

Re-engineering and impairment charges

 
0.3

 
7.3

 

 
7.6

Gains on disposal of assets

 

 
2.2

 

 
2.2

Operating income (loss)
(3.0
)
 
(10.9
)
 
82.9

 

 
69.0

Interest income
5.1

 
0.5

 
10.8

 
(15.7
)
 
0.7

Interest expense
9.2

 
15.5

 
2.1

 
(15.7
)
 
11.1

Income from equity investments in subsidiaries
40.8

 
70.5

 

 
(111.3
)
 

Other expense (income)
(0.6
)
 
12.0

 
(11.2
)
 

 
0.2

Income before income taxes
34.3

 
32.6

 
102.8

 
(111.3
)
 
58.4

Provision (benefit) for income taxes
(1.4
)
 
(6.3
)
 
30.4

 

 
22.7

Net income
$
35.7

 
$
38.9

 
$
72.4

 
$
(111.3
)
 
$
35.7

Comprehensive income
$
43.4

 
$
51.9

 
$
98.3

 
$
(150.2
)
 
$
43.4



18

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

Consolidating Statement of Income
 
13 weeks ended April 01, 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

 
273.3

 
(2.5
)
 
297.9

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
)
 
87.6

 

 
77.0

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

 
(13.7
)
 

 
1.7

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
$
47.4

 
$
50.7

 
$
79.9

 
$
(130.6
)
 
$
47.4

Comprehensive income
$
83.6

 
$
89.4

 
$
132.8

 
$
(222.2
)
 
$
83.6


19

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


Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet
 
March 31, 2018
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
ASSETS
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$

 
$
0.2

 
$
157.6

 
$

 
$
157.8

Accounts receivable, net

 

 
166.9

 

 
166.9

Inventories

 

 
286.7

 

 
286.7

Non-trade amounts receivable, net

 
234.9

 
53.8

 
(225.4
)
 
63.3

Intercompany receivables
302.8

 
1,104.8

 
279.1

 
(1,686.7
)
 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
0.7

 
6.7

 
74.4

 
(54.8
)
 
27.0

Total current assets
303.5

 
1,346.6

 
1,018.5

 
(1,966.9
)
 
701.7

Deferred income tax benefits, net
33.4

 
72.5

 
143.9

 
(5.3
)
 
244.5

Property, plant and equipment, net

 
59.5

 
224.6

 

 
284.1

Long-term receivables, net

 

 
20.6

 
0.1

 
20.7

Trademarks and tradenames, net

 

 
63.1

 

 
63.1

Goodwill

 
2.9

 
79.0

 

 
81.9

Investments in subsidiaries
1,228.6

 
1,466.2

 

 
(2,694.8
)
 

Intercompany notes receivable
501.6

 
102.7

 
964.4

 
(1,568.7
)
 

Other assets, net
0.6

 
0.6

 
75.8

 
(28.2
)
 
48.8

Total assets
$
2,067.7

 
$
3,051.0

 
$
2,589.9

 
$
(6,263.8
)
 
$
1,444.8

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$

 
$
2.1

 
$
97.2

 
$

 
$
99.3

Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
222.2

 

 
12.0

 
0.1

 
234.3

Intercompany payables
1,031.3

 
489.2

 
166.2

 
(1,686.7
)
 

Accrued liabilities
286.8

 
84.7

 
304.8

 
(280.2
)
 
396.1

Total current liabilities
1,540.3

 
576.0

 
580.2

 
(1,966.8
)
 
729.7

Long-term debt and capital lease obligations
599.6

 

 
5.4

 

 
605.0

Intercompany notes payable
27.4

 
1,231.6

 
309.7

 
(1,568.7
)
 

Other liabilities
8.8

 
73.3

 
169.9

 
(33.5
)
 
218.5

Shareholders' equity (deficit)
(108.4
)
 
1,170.1

 
1,524.7

 
(2,694.8
)
 
(108.4
)
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
2,067.7

 
$
3,051.0

 
$
2,589.9

 
$
(6,263.8
)
 
$
1,444.8



20

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

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet
 
December 30, 2017
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
ASSETS
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$

 
$
0.1

 
$
144.0

 
$

 
$
144.1

Accounts receivable, net

 

 
144.4

 

 
144.4

Inventories

 

 
262.2

 

 
262.2

Non-trade amounts receivable, net

 
179.2

 
79.4

 
(200.0
)
 
58.6

Intercompany receivables
300.8

 
1,101.9

 
255.4

 
(1,658.1
)
 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
1.1

 
2.1

 
82.2

 
(64.2
)
 
21.2

Total current assets
301.9

 
1,283.3

 
967.6

 
(1,922.3
)
 
630.5

Deferred income tax benefits, net
33.4

 
72.6

 
172.0

 

 
278.0

Property, plant and equipment, net

 
54.9

 
223.3

 

 
278.2

Long-term receivables, net

 
0.2

 
19.1

 

 
19.3

Trademarks and tradenames, net

 

 
62.5

 

 
62.5

Goodwill

 
2.9

 
76.0

 

 
78.9

Investments in subsidiaries
1,174.9

 
1,371.0

 

 
(2,545.9
)
 

Intercompany notes receivable
498.4

 
100.0

 
968.9

 
(1,567.3
)
 

Other assets, net
0.6

 
0.7

 
69.8

 
(30.5
)
 
40.6

Total assets
$
2,009.2

 
$
2,885.6

 
$
2,559.2

 
$
(6,066.0
)
 
$
1,388.0

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$

 
$
3.1

 
$
121.3

 
$

 
$
124.4

Short-term borrowings and current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
131.1

 

 
1.9

 

 
133.0

Intercompany payables
1,013.4

 
436.1

 
208.6

 
(1,658.1
)
 

Accrued liabilities
287.0

 
80.4

 
298.2

 
(264.2
)
 
401.4

Total current liabilities
1,431.5

 
519.6

 
630.0

 
(1,922.3
)
 
658.8

Long-term debt and capital lease obligations
599.5

 

 
5.6

 

 
605.1

Intercompany notes payable
88.5

 
1,172.0

 
306.8

 
(1,567.3
)
 

Other liabilities
9.1

 
75.6

 
189.3

 
(30.5
)
 
243.5

Shareholders' equity (deficit)
(119.4
)
 
1,118.4

 
1,427.5

 
(2,545.9
)
 
(119.4
)
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
2,009.2

 
$
2,885.6

 
$
2,559.2

 
$
(6,066.0
)
 
$
1,388.0






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

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows
 
13 weeks ended March 31, 2018
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
$
(4.4
)
 
$
(42.9
)
 
$
10.6

 
$
(4.1
)
 
$
(40.8
)
Investing Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures

 
(5.5
)
 
(9.7
)
 

 
(15.2
)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

 
5.9

 

 
5.9

Net intercompany loans
(64.3
)
 
(5.5
)
 
(56.7
)
 
126.5

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
(64.3
)
 
(11.0
)
 
(60.5
)
 
126.5

 
(9.3
)
Financing Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividend payments to shareholders
(35.4
)
 

 

 

 
(35.4
)
Dividend payments to parent

 

 
(1.2
)
 
1.2

 

Proceeds from exercise of stock options
0.2

 

 

 

 
0.2

Repurchase of common stock
(1.0
)
 

 

 

 
(1.0
)
Repayment of capital lease obligations

 

 
(0.5
)
 

 
(0.5
)
Net change in short-term debt
87.0

 

 
10.2

 

 
97.2

Net intercompany borrowings
17.9

 
54.1

 
51.6

 
(123.6
)
 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
68.7

 
54.1

 
60.1

 
(122.4
)
 
60.5

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 
4.1

 

 
4.1

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 
0.2

 
14.3

 

 
14.5

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
 at beginning of year

 
0.1

 
147.1

 

 
147.2

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
 at end of period
$

 
$
0.3

 
$
161.4

 
$

 
$
161.7




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

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows
 
13 weeks ended April 01, 2017
(In millions)
Parent
 
Guarantor
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Total
Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
$
(5.3
)
 
$
(27.0
)
 
$
22.8

 
$
(8.5
)
 
$
(18.0
)
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
)
 
9.4

 
0.7

 
16.9

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
4.6

 
9.4

 
1.7

 
18.4

 
34.1

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

 
4.9

 

 
4.9

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 
(0.2
)
 
5.5

 

 
5.3

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
 at beginning of year

 
0.5

 
95.6

 
(0.1
)
 
96.0

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
 at end of period
$

 
$
0.3

 
$
101.1

 
$
(0.1
)
 
$
101.3



23

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

Note 18:
New Accounting Pronouncements
In February 2018, the FASB issued an amendment to existing guidance on reclassification of certain tax effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. Under the amendment, the stranded tax effects resulting from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is to be re-classed from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, 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 August 2017, the FASB issued an amendment to existing guidance on hedge accounting. Under the amendment, the impact of both the effective and ineffective components of a hedging relationship is required to be recorded in the same income statement line. After initial qualification, a qualitative assessment of effectiveness is permitted instead of a quantitative test for certain hedges. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted. The Company estimates that based on how it has operated historically between $10 million and $15 million in annual interest expense would have been reclassified into other line items of the Consolidated Statement of Income as a result of adoption of this amendment.
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 specific impact of the adoption of this amendment on its Consolidated Financial Statements, though it does expect a significant increase in both assets and liabilities upon adoption due to recognition of operating lease assets and related liabilities.
Note 19:
Subsequent Event
In April 2018, the Company executed a sale and leaseback of its distribution facility in Japan. Cash proceeds from the sale were $22 million.

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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 March 31, 2018, compared with the 13 weeks ended April 1, 2017, and changes in financial condition during the 13 weeks ended March 31, 2018.
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 consumers 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.
Effective in the fourth quarter of 2017, in connection with the closure of its Beauticontrol business, the Company changed its segment reporting. The change was to combine its previous Beauty North America and Tupperware North America segments into one North America segment. Comparable information from all historical periods presented has been revised to conform with the new presentation.
The Company defines established market economies as those in Western Europe (including Scandinavia), Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States. All other countries are classified as having emerging market economies.
Overview
 
 
13 weeks ended
 
Change
 
Change excluding the impact of foreign exchange 
 
Foreign exchange impact
(In millions, except per share amounts)
 
Mar 31,
2018
 
Apr 1,
2017
 
 
 
Net sales
 
$
542.6

 
$
554.8

 
(2
)%
 
(6
)%
 
$
22.0

Gross margin as percent of sales
 
67.0
%
 
68.0
%
 
(1.0
)
pp
na

 
na

DS&A as percent of sales
 
53.3
%
 
53.7
%
 
(0.4
)
pp
na

 
na

Operating income
 
$
69.0

 
$
77.0

 
(10
)%
 
(16
)%
 
$
4.9

Net income
 
$
35.7

 
$
47.4

 
(25
)%
 
(30
)%
 
$
3.7

Net income per diluted share
 
$
0.70

 
$
0.93

 
(25
)%
 
(30
)%
 
$
0.07

_________________________
na
not applicable
pp
percentage points

25


Reported sales decreased 2 percent compared with the first quarter of 2017. Excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, sales decreased 6 percent. This included a 2 percentage point negative impact from the closure of Beauticontrol in 2017 and a 1 percentage point positive impact from changes in revenue recognition. The Company's businesses operating in emerging market economies had a 1 percent increase in local currency sales, primarily in Argentina, China, Malaysia/Singapore, Tupperware and Fuller Mexico and Tupperware South Africa, partially offset by decreases in India and Indonesia. Local currency sales in the Company's businesses that operate in established economy markets, as a group, decreased 19 percent, primarily driven by the impact from the closure of Beauticontrol in 2017, France, Germany and Italy, partially offset by an increase in the United States and Canada in connection with a positive impact from changes in revenue recognition.
Operating and net income decreased 10 percent and 25 percent, respectively, in the first quarter, including $4.9 million and $3.7 million positive impacts from changes in foreign currency exchange rates, respectively. The decrease primarily reflected decreased segment profit in Europe and Asia, as well as higher pre-tax re-engineering costs in connection with the Company's restructuring plan announced in July 2017. Net income was also negatively impacted by a higher tax rate due to changes in the tax laws under the Tax Act.
Net cash flow from operating activities for the periods ending March 31, 2018 and April 1, 2017 were outflows of $40.8 million and $18.0 million, respectively. The unfavorable comparison was primarily due to a decrease in reported net income, notwithstanding the re-engineering and impairment charges that exceeded amounts paid under the program. Additionally, there was an increase in the outflow of cash related to accounts payable and accrued liabilities and lower inflows in connection with the Company's hedging activities.
Net Sales
Reported sales decreased 2 percent in the first quarter. Excluding the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates, sales