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Section 1: 10-K

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

Form 10-K

x ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016

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 1-8974

Honeywell International Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware     22-2640650
(State or other jurisdiction of     (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)     Identification No.)
       
115 Tabor Road
Morris Plains, New Jersey
    07950
(Address of principal executive offices)     (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (973) 455-2000

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

    Name of Each Exchange
Title of Each Class   on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $1 per share*
Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2018
0.650% Senior Notes due 2020
1.300% Senior Notes due 2023
2.250% Senior Notes due 2028
  New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange

* The common stock is also listed on the London Stock Exchange.

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

 

Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes x No o

 

Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act. Yes o No x

 

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 Website, 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 if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. x

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “accelerated filer,” “large accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check One):

 

Large accelerated filer x Accelerated filer o Non-accelerated filer o Smaller reporting company o

 

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

 

The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by nonaffiliates of the Registrant was approximately $88.6 billion at June 30, 2016.

 

There were 761,194,241 shares of Common Stock outstanding at January 27, 2017.

 

Documents Incorporated by Reference

 

Part III: Proxy Statement for Annual Meeting of Shareowners to be held April 24, 2017.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Item       Page
             
Part I            
    1.   Business   3
        Executive Officers of the Registrant   7
    1A.   Risk Factors   8
    1B.   Unresolved Staff Comments   12
    2.   Properties   12
    3.   Legal Proceedings   12
    4.   Mine Safety Disclosures   12
Part II.            
    5.   Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities   13
    6.   Selected Financial Data   15
    7.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations   16
    7A.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risks   33
    8.   Financial Statements and Supplementary Data   34
    9.   Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure   86
    9A.   Controls and Procedures   86
    9B.   Other Information   86
Part III.            
    10.   Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant   88
    11.   Executive Compensation   88
    12.   Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters   88
    13.   Certain Relationships and Related Transactions   90
    14.   Principal Accounting Fees and Services   90
             
Part IV.   15.   Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules   91
Signatures   92

 

 

PART I.

 

Item 1.Business

 

 Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell or the Company) invents and commercializes technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity and global urbanization. As a diversified technology and manufacturing company, we are uniquely positioned to blend physical products with software to serve customers worldwide with aerospace products and services, turbochargers, energy efficient products and solutions for homes, businesses and transportation, specialty chemicals, electronic and advanced materials, process technology for refining and petrochemicals, and productivity, sensing, safety and security technologies for buildings, homes and industries. Our products and solutions enable a safer, more comfortable and more productive world, enhancing the quality of life of people around the globe. Honeywell was incorporated in Delaware in 1985.

 

Our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports, are available free of charge on our website (www.honeywell.com) under the heading Investor Relations (see SEC Filings and Reports) immediately after they are filed with, or furnished to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition, in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company incorporates by reference certain information from parts of its Proxy Statement for the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which we expect to file with the SEC on or about March 9, 2017, and which will also be available free of charge on our website.

 

Major Businesses

 

We globally manage our business operations through four operating segments: Aerospace, Home and Building Technologies, Performance Materials and Technologies, and Safety and Productivity Solutions. Financial information related to our operating segments is included in Note 21 Segment Financial Data of Notes to Financial Statements.

 

The major products/services, customers/uses and key competitors of each of our operating segments are:

 

 Aerospace

  

Aerospace is a leading global supplier of products, software and services for aircraft and vehicles that it sells to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers in a variety of end markets: air transport, regional, business and general aviation aircraft, airlines, aircraft operators, defense and space contractors and automotive and truck manufacturers. Aerospace is a leading provider of aircraft engines, integrated avionics, systems and service solutions, and related products and services for aircraft manufacturers, and turbochargers to improve the performance and efficiency of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Aerospace also provides spare parts, repair, overhaul and maintenance services (principally to aircraft operators) for the aftermarket. Aerospace products and services include auxiliary power units, propulsion engines, environmental control systems, wireless connectivity services, electric power systems, engine controls, flight safety, communications, navigation hardware and software, radar and surveillance systems, aircraft lighting, management and technical services, advanced systems and instruments, satellite and space components, aircraft wheels and brakes, repair and overhaul services, turbochargers and thermal systems.

 

Home and Building Technologies

 

Home and Building Technologies is a leading global provider of products, software, solutions and technologies that help owners of homes stay connected and in control of their comfort, security and energy use; enable commercial building owners and occupants to ensure their facilities are safe, energy efficient, sustainable and productive; and help electricity, gas and water providers supply customers and communities more efficiently. Home and Building Technologies products and services include controls and displays for heating, cooling, indoor air quality, ventilation, humidification, combustion, lighting and home automation; advanced software applications for home/building control and optimization; sensors, switches, control systems and instruments for measuring pressure, air flow, temperature and electrical current; products, services and solutions for measurement, regulation, control and metering of gases and electricity; metering and communications systems for water utilities and industries; access control; video surveillance; fire products; remote patient monitoring systems; and installation, maintenance and upgrades of systems that keep buildings safe, comfortable and productive.

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Performance Materials and Technologies

 

  Performance Materials and Technologies is a global leader in developing and manufacturing advanced materials, process technologies and automation solutions. UOP provides process technology, products, including catalysts and adsorbents, equipment and consulting services that enable customers to efficiently produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals and renewable fuels for the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical, and other industries. Process Solutions is a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation, advanced software and related services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, and metals, minerals and mining industries. Advanced Materials manufactures a wide variety of high-performance products, including fluorocarbons, hydrofluoroolefins, specialty films, waxes, additives, advanced fibers, customized research chemicals and intermediates, and electronic materials and chemicals.

 

Safety and Productivity Solutions

  

Safety and Productivity Solutions is a leading global provider of products, software and connected solutions to customers around the globe that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance. Safety products include personal protection equipment and footwear designed for work, play and outdoor activities. Productivity Solutions products and services include gas detection technology; mobile devices and software for computing, data collection and thermal printing; supply chain and warehouse automation equipment, software and solutions; custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls for sensing and productivity solutions; and software-based data and asset management productivity solutions.

 

Competition 

 

We are subject to competition in substantially all product and service areas. Some of our key competitors are:

  

·Aerospace: Borg-Warner (automotive), Garmin, General Electric, Rockwell Collins, Thales and United Technologies

 

·Home and Building Technologies: Emerson Electric, Itron, Johnson Controls, Schneider and Siemens

  

·Performance Materials and Technologies: Albemarle, BASF, Dow, Dupont, Emerson and Sinopec

 

·Safety and Productivity Solutions: 3M, Mine Safety Appliances, Kion Group, TE Connectivity and Zebra Technologies

  

Our businesses compete on a variety of factors such as price, quality, reliability, delivery, customer service, performance, applied technology, product innovation and product recognition. Brand identity, service to customers and quality are important competitive factors for our products and services, and there is considerable price competition. Other competitive factors include breadth of product line, research and development efforts and technical and managerial capability. While our competitive position varies among our products and services, we believe we are a significant competitor in each of our major product and service classes. Many of our competitors have substantial financial resources and significant technological capabilities. In addition, some of our products compete with the captive component divisions of OEMs. 

 

Aerospace Sales 

 

Our Aerospace segment sales were 38%, 39% and 39% of our total sales in 2016, 2015 and 2014. Our sales to commercial aerospace OEMs were 6%, 8% and 6% of our total sales in 2016, 2015 and 2014. In addition, our sales to commercial aftermarket customers of aerospace products and services were 12%, 12% and 11% of our total sales in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

 

U.S. Government Sales

 

Sales to the U.S. Government (principally by Aerospace), acting through its various departments and agencies and through prime contractors, amounted to $3,330 million, $3,743 million and $3,693 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014, which included sales to the U.S. Department of Defense, as a prime contractor and subcontractor, of $2,647 million, $2,680 million and $2,792 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014. U.S. defense

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spending decreased in 2016 compared to 2015. We do not expect our overall operating results to be significantly affected by any proposed changes in 2017 federal defense spending due principally to the varied mix of the government programs which impact us (OEMs’ production, engineering development programs, aftermarket spares and repairs and overhaul programs), as well as our diversified commercial businesses.

 

Backlog

 

Our total backlog at December 31, 2016 and 2015 was $19,075 million and $18,183 million. We anticipate that approximately $12,022 million of the 2016 backlog will be filled in 2017. We believe that backlog is not necessarily a reliable indicator of our future sales because a substantial portion of the orders constituting this backlog may be canceled at the customer’s option.

 

International Operations 

 

We are engaged in manufacturing, sales, service and research and development (R&D) globally. U.S. exports and non-U.S. manufactured products are significant to our operations. U.S. exports comprised 13% of our total sales in 2016 and 14% in each of 2015 and 2014. Non-U.S. manufactured products and services, mainly in Europe and Asia, were 43% of our total sales in 2016, 39% in 2015 and 41% in 2014.

 

   Year Ended December 31, 2016
    
Manufactured Products and Systems and
Performance of Services
  Aerospace  Home and
Building
Technologies
  Performance
Materials and
Technologies
  Safety and
Productivity
Solutions
   (% of Total Sales) 
U.S. Exports    21%   2%   18%   5%
Non-U.S.    33%   50%   48%   46%

 

Information related to risks attendant to our foreign operations is included in Item 1A. Risk Factors under the caption “Macroeconomic and Industry Risks.”

 

Raw Materials

 

The principal raw materials used in our operations are generally readily available. Although we occasionally experience disruption in raw materials supply, we experienced no significant problems in the purchase of key raw materials or commodities in 2016. We are not dependent on any one supplier for a material amount of our raw materials.

 

The costs of certain key raw materials, including R240, fluorspar, copper, ethylene and perchloroethylene in Performance Materials and Technologies and nickel, steel, titanium and other metals in Aerospace, are expected to continue to fluctuate. We will continue to attempt to offset raw material cost increases with formula or long-term supply agreements, price increases and hedging activities where feasible. We do not presently anticipate that a shortage of raw materials will cause any material adverse impacts during 2017.

 

Patents, Trademarks, Licenses and Distribution Rights

 

Our segments are not dependent upon any single patent or related group of patents, or any licenses or distribution rights. In our judgment, our intellectual property rights are adequate for the conduct of our business. We believe that, in the aggregate, the rights under our patents, trademarks and licenses are generally important to our operations, but we do not consider any individual patent, trademark or any licensing or distribution rights related to a specific process or product to be of material importance in relation to our total business.

 

Research and Development

 

The Company’s principal research and development activities are in the U.S., India, Europe and China. Research and development expense totaled $2,143 million, $1,856 million and $1,892 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014. R&D expense was 5% of sales in each of 2016, 2015 and 2014. Customer-sponsored (principally by the U.S. Government) R&D activities amounted to an additional $967 million, $998 million and $1,034 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

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Environment

 

We are subject to various federal, state, local and foreign government requirements regarding protection of human health and the environment. We believe that, as a general matter, our policies, practices and procedures are properly designed to prevent unreasonable risk of environmental damage, and of resulting financial liability, in connection with our business. Some risk of environmental damage is, however, inherent in some of our operations and products, as it is with other companies engaged in similar businesses.

 

We are and have been engaged in the handling, manufacture, use and disposal of many substances classified as hazardous by one or more regulatory agencies. We believe that, as a general matter, our policies, practices and procedures are properly designed to prevent unreasonable risk of environmental damage and personal injury, and that our handling, manufacture, use and disposal of these substances are in accord with environmental and safety laws and regulations. It is also possible that future knowledge or other developments, such as improved capability to detect substances in the environment or increasingly strict environmental laws and standards and enforcement policies, could bring into question our current or past handling, manufacture, use or disposal of these substances.

 

Among other environmental requirements, we are subject to the federal Superfund and similar state and foreign laws and regulations, under which we have been designated as a potentially responsible party that may be liable for cleanup costs associated with current and former operating sites and various hazardous waste sites, some of which are on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priority List. Although there is a possibility that a responsible party might have to bear more than its proportional share of the cleanup costs if it is unable to obtain appropriate contribution from other responsible parties, we do not anticipate having to bear significantly more than our proportional share in multi-party situations taken as a whole.

 

We do not believe that existing or pending climate change legislation, regulation, or international treaties or accords are reasonably likely to have a material effect in the foreseeable future on the Company’s business or markets that it serves, nor on its results of operations, capital expenditures, earnings, competitive position or financial standing. We will continue to monitor emerging developments in this area.

 

Employees

 

We have approximately 131,000 employees at December 31, 2016, of whom approximately 45,000 are located in the United States.

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Executive Officers of the Registrant

 

The executive officers of Honeywell, listed as follows, are elected annually by the Board of Directors. There are no family relationships among them.

 

Name, Age,    
Date First Elected an    
Executive Officer   Business Experience
David M. Cote, 64
2002(a)
  Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since July 2002.
     
Darius Adamczyk, 51
2014(a)
  President and Chief Operating Officer since April 2016. President and Chief Executive Officer Performance Materials and Technologies from April 2014 to April 2016. President of Honeywell Process Solutions from April 2012 to April 2014. President of Honeywell Scanning & Mobility from July 2008 to April 2012.
     
Katherine L. Adams, 52
2009
  Senior Vice President and General Counsel since April 2009.
     
Roger Fradin, 63
2004(b)
  Vice Chairman since April 2014. President and Chief Executive Officer Automation and Control Solutions from January 2004 to April 2014.
     
Rajeev Gautam, 64
2016
  President and Chief Executive Officer Performance Materials and Technologies since April 2016. President of Honeywell UOP from January 2009 to April 2016.
     
Terrence S. Hahn, 50
2013
  President and Chief Executive Officer Home and Building Technologies since July 2016. President and Chief Executive Officer Transportation Systems from May 2013 to July 2016. Vice President and General Manager of Fluorine Products from March 2007 to May 2013.
     
Mark R. James, 55
2007
  Senior Vice President Human Resources, Procurement and Communications since November 2007.
     
Andreas C. Kramvis, 64
2008(b)
  Vice Chairman since April 2014. President and Chief Executive Officer Performance Materials and Technologies from March 2008 to April 2014.
     
Timothy O. Mahoney, 60
2009
  President and Chief Executive Officer Aerospace since September 2009.
     
Krishna Mikkilineni, 57
2010
  Senior Vice President Engineering, Operations and Information Technology since April 2013. Senior Vice President Engineering and Operations from April 2010 to April 2013 and President Honeywell Technology Solutions from January 2009 to April 2013.
     
Thomas A. Szlosek, 53
2014
  Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2014. Vice President of Corporate Finance from April 2013 to April 2014. Chief Financial Officer of Automation and Control Solutions from February 2007 to April 2013.
     
John F. Waldron, 41
2016
  President and Chief Executive Officer, Safety and Productivity Solutions since July 2016. President of Sensing and Productivity Solutions from July 2015 to July 2016. President of Scanning and Mobility from April 2012 to July 2015. Vice President and General Manager of Americas Scanning and Mobility from January 2012 to April 2012.

 

 
(a) Also a Director.    
(b) Retiring from Honeywell on February 15, 2017.
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Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

Cautionary Statement About Forward-Looking Statements

 

We describe many of the trends and other factors that drive our business and future results in Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and in other parts of this report (including this Item 1A). Such discussions contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Forward-looking statements are those that address activities, events or developments that management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future. They are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ significantly from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update or revise any of our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties that can affect our performance in both the near-and long-term. These forward-looking statements should be considered in light of the information included in this Form 10-K, including, in particular, the factors discussed below. These factors may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.

 

Risk Factors

 

Our business, operating results, cash flows and financial condition are subject to the principal risks and uncertainties set forth below, any one of which could cause our actual results to vary materially from recent results or from our anticipated future results.

 

Macroeconomic and Industry Risks

 

Industry and economic conditions may adversely affect the markets and operating conditions of our customers, which in turn can affect demand for our products and services and our results of operations.

 

·Aerospace—Operating results of Aerospace are directly tied to cyclical industry and economic conditions, as well as changes in customer buying patterns of aftermarket parts, supplier stability, factory transitions and capacity constraints. The operating results of our Commercial Aviation business unit may be adversely affected by downturns in the global demand for air travel which impacts new aircraft production or the delay or cancellation of new aircraft orders, delays in launch schedules for new aircraft, the retirement of aircraft and global flying hours, which impact air transport, regional, business and general aviation aircraft utilization rates. Operating results could also be impacted by changes in overall trends related to end market demand for the product portfolio. Operating results in our Defense and Space business unit may be affected by the mix of U.S. and foreign government appropriations for defense and space programs and by compliance risks. Results may also be impacted by the potential introduction of counterfeit parts into our global supply chain. Operating results in our Transportation Systems business unit may be affected by the level of production and demand for automobiles and trucks equipped with turbochargers, regulatory changes regarding automobile and truck emissions and fuel economy, consumer demand and spending for automotive aftermarket products and delays in launch schedules for new automobile and truck platforms.

 

·Home and Building Technologies—Operating results may be adversely impacted by downturns in the level of global residential and commercial construction activity (including retrofits and upgrades), lower capital spending and operating expenditures on building projects, less industrial plant expansion, changes in the competitive landscape including new market entrants and new technologies, and fluctuations in inventory levels in distribution channels.

 

·Performance Materials and Technologies—Operating results may be adversely impacted by downturns in capacity utilization for chemical, industrial, refining, petrochemical and semiconductor plants, our customers’ availability of capital for refinery construction and expansion, raw material demand and supply volatility, product commoditization, and our ability to maximize our facilities’ production capacity and minimize downtime. In particular, the volatility in oil and natural gas prices have and will continue to impact our customers’ operating levels and capital spending and thus demand for our products and services.
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·Safety and Productivity Solutions—Operating results may be adversely impacted by downturns in the level of global capital spending and operating expenditures, including in the oil and gas industry, reduced investments in process automation, safety monitoring, and plant capacity utilization initiatives, fluctuations in retail markets, lower customer demand due to the failure to anticipate and respond to overall trends related to end market demand, changes in the competitive landscape including new market entrants and technology that may lead to product commoditization, and adverse industry economic conditions, all of which could result in lower market share, reduced selling prices and lower margins.

 

An increasing percentage of our sales and operations is in non-U.S. jurisdictions and is subject to the economic, political, regulatory, foreign exchange and other risks of international operations.

 

Our international operations, including U.S. exports, represent more than half of the Company’s sales. Risks related to international operations include exchange control regulations, wage and price controls, antitrust regulations, employment regulations, foreign investment laws, import, export and other trade restrictions (such as embargoes), violations by our employees of anti-corruption laws (despite our efforts to mitigate these risks), changes in regulations regarding transactions with state-owned enterprises, nationalization of private enterprises, acts of terrorism, and our ability to hire and maintain qualified staff and maintain the safety of our employees in these regions. Instability and uncertainties arising from the global geopolitical environment, including the United Kingdom referendum in favor of exiting the European Union and the evolving U.S. political, regulatory and economic landscape following the 2016 elections, and the cost of compliance with increasingly complex and often conflicting regulations worldwide can impair our flexibility in modifying product, marketing, pricing or other strategies for growing our businesses, as well as our ability to improve productivity and maintain acceptable operating margins.

 

Operating outside of the United States also exposes us to foreign exchange risk, which we monitor and seek to reduce through hedging activities. However, foreign exchange hedging activities bear a financial cost and may not always be available to us or be successful in eliminating such volatility. Finally, we generate significant amounts of cash outside of the United States that is invested with financial and non-financial counterparties. While we employ comprehensive controls regarding global cash management to guard against cash or investment loss and to ensure our ability to fund our operations and commitments, a material disruption to the counterparties with whom we transact business could expose Honeywell to financial loss.

 

Risks related to our defined benefit pension plans may adversely impact our results of operations and cash flow.

 

Significant changes in actual investment return on pension assets, discount rates, and other factors could adversely affect our results of operations and require cash pension contributions in future periods. Changes in discount rates and actual asset returns different than our anticipated asset returns can result in significant non-cash actuarial gains or losses which we record in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year, and, if applicable, in any quarter in which an interim re-measurement is triggered. With regard to cash pension contributions, funding requirements for our pension plans are largely dependent upon interest rates, actual investment returns on pension assets and the impact of legislative or regulatory changes related to pension funding obligations.

 

Operational Risks

 

Raw material price fluctuations, the ability of key suppliers to meet quality and delivery requirements, or catastrophic events can increase the cost of our products and services, impact our ability to meet commitments to customers and cause us to incur significant liabilities.

 

The cost of raw materials is a key element in the cost of our products, particularly in Performance Materials and Technologies (R240, fluorspar, copper, ethylene and perchloroethylene) and in Aerospace (nickel, steel, titanium and other metals). Our inability to offset material price inflation through increased prices to customers, formula or long-term fixed price contracts with suppliers, productivity actions or through commodity hedges could adversely affect our results of operations.

 

Many major components, product equipment items and raw materials, particularly in Aerospace, are procured or subcontracted on a single or sole-source basis. Although we maintain a qualification and performance surveillance process and we believe that sources of supply for raw materials and components are generally adequate, it is difficult to predict what effects shortages or price increases may have in the future. Our ability to manage inventory and meet delivery requirements may be constrained by our suppliers’ inability to scale

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production and adjust delivery of long-lead time products during times of volatile demand. Our inability to fill our supply needs would jeopardize our ability to fulfill obligations under commercial and government contracts, which could, in turn, result in reduced sales and profits, contract penalties or terminations, and damage to customer relationships.

 

We may be unable to successfully execute or effectively integrate acquisitions, and divestitures may not occur as planned.

 

We regularly review our portfolio of businesses and pursue growth through acquisitions and seek to divest non-core businesses. We may not be able to complete transactions on favorable terms, on a timely basis, or at all, and during integration we may discover cybersecurity and compliance issues. In addition, our results of operations and cash flows may be adversely impacted by (i) the failure of acquired businesses to meet or exceed expected returns including risk of impairment; (ii) the failure to integrate multiple acquired businesses into Honeywell simultaneously and on schedule and/or to achieve expected synergies; (iii) the inability to dispose of non-core assets and businesses on satisfactory terms and conditions; and (iv) the discovery of unanticipated liabilities, labor relations difficulties or other problems in acquired businesses for which we lack contractual protections, insurance or indemnities, or with regard to divested businesses, claims by purchasers to whom we have provided contractual indemnification.

 

Our future growth is largely dependent upon our ability to develop new technologies and introduce new products that achieve market acceptance in increasingly competitive markets with acceptable margins.

 

Our future growth rate depends upon a number of factors, including our ability to (i) identify emerging technological trends in our target end-markets, (ii) develop and maintain competitive products, (iii) defend our market share against an ever-expanding number of competitors including many new and non-traditional competitors, (iv) enhance our products by adding innovative features that differentiate our products from those of our competitors and prevent commoditization of our products, (v) develop, manufacture and bring compelling new products to market quickly and cost-effectively, and (vi) attract, develop and retain individuals with the requisite technical expertise and understanding of customers’ needs to develop new technologies and introduce new products.

 

The failure of our technologies or products to gain market acceptance due to more attractive offerings by our competitors could significantly reduce our revenues and adversely affect our competitive standing and prospects.

 

Failure to increase productivity through sustainable operational improvements, as well as an inability to successfully execute repositioning projects or to effectively manage our workforce, may reduce our profitability or adversely impact our businesses.

 

Our profitability and margin growth are dependent upon our ability to drive sustainable improvements. In addition, we seek productivity and cost savings benefits through repositioning actions and projects, such as consolidation of manufacturing facilities, transitions to cost-competitive regions and product line rationalizations. Risks associated with these actions include delays in execution of the planned initiatives, additional unexpected costs, realization of fewer than estimated productivity improvements and adverse effects on employee morale. We may not realize the full operational or financial benefits we expect, the recognition of these benefits may be delayed and these actions may potentially disrupt our operations. In addition, organizational changes, attrition, labor relations difficulties, or workforce stoppage could have a material adverse effect on our business, reputation, financial position and results of operations.

 

As a supplier to the U.S. Government, we are subject to unique risks, such as the right of the U.S. Government to terminate contracts for convenience and to conduct audits and investigations of our operations and performance.

 

U.S. Government contracts are subject to termination by the government, either for the convenience of the government or for our failure to perform consistent with the terms of the applicable contract. Our contracts with the U.S. Government are also subject to government audits that may recommend downward price adjustments and other changes. When appropriate and prudent, we have made adjustments and paid voluntary refunds in the past and may do so in the future.

 

We are also subject to government investigations of business practices and compliance with government

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procurement regulations. If, as a result of any such investigation or other government investigations (including investigation of violations of certain environmental, employment or export laws), Honeywell or one of its businesses were found to have violated applicable law, then it could be suspended from bidding on or receiving awards of new government contracts, suspended from contract performance pending the completion of legal proceedings and/or have its export privileges suspended.

 

Our operations and the prior operations of predecessor companies expose us to the risk of material environmental liabilities.

 

Mainly because of past operations and operations of predecessor companies, we are subject to potentially material liabilities related to the remediation of environmental hazards and to claims of personal injuries or property damages that may be caused by hazardous substance releases and exposures. We continue to incur remedial response and voluntary clean-up costs for site contamination and are a party to lawsuits and claims associated with environmental and safety matters, including past production of products containing hazardous substances. Additional lawsuits, claims and costs involving environmental matters are likely to continue to arise in the future. Various federal, state, local and foreign governments regulate the discharge of materials into the environment and can impose substantial fines and criminal sanctions for violations, and require installation of costly equipment or operational changes to limit emissions and/or decrease the likelihood of accidental hazardous substance releases. In addition, changes in laws, regulations and enforcement of policies, the discovery of previously unknown contamination or new technology or information related to individual sites, the establishment of stricter state or federal toxicity standards with respect to certain contaminants, or the imposition of new clean-up requirements or remedial techniques could require us to incur additional costs in the future that would have a negative effect on our financial condition or results of operations.

 

Cybersecurity incidents could disrupt business operations, result in the loss of critical and confidential information, and adversely impact our reputation and results of operations.

 

Global cybersecurity threats and incidents can range from uncoordinated individual attempts to gain unauthorized access to information technology (IT) systems to sophisticated and targeted measures known as advanced persistent threats, directed at the Company, its products, its customers and/or its third party service providers including cloud providers. Our customers, including the U.S. government, are increasingly requiring cybersecurity protections and mandating cybersecurity standards in our products, and we may incur additional costs to comply with such demands. While we have experienced, and expect to continue to experience, these types of threats and incidents, none of them to date have been material to the Company. We seek to deploy comprehensive measures to deter, prevent, detect, respond to and mitigate these threats, including identity and access controls, data protection, vulnerability assessments, product software designs which we believe are less susceptible to cyber attacks, continuous monitoring of our IT networks and systems and maintenance of backup and protective systems. Despite these efforts, cybersecurity incidents, depending on their nature and scope, could potentially result in the misappropriation, destruction, corruption or unavailability of critical data and confidential or proprietary information (our own or that of third parties) and the disruption of business operations. Cybersecurity incidents aimed at the software imbedded in our products could lead to third party claims that our product failures have caused a similar range of damages to our customers, and this risk is enhanced by the increasingly connected nature of our products. The potential consequences of a material cybersecurity incident include financial loss, reputational damage, litigation with third parties, theft of intellectual property, fines levied by the Federal Trade Commission, diminution in the value of our investment in research, development and engineering, and increased cybersecurity protection and remediation costs due to the increasing sophistication and proliferation of threats, which in turn could adversely affect our competitiveness and results of operations.

 

Legal and Regulatory Risks

 

Our U.S. and non-U.S. tax liabilities are dependent, in part, upon the distribution of income among various jurisdictions in which we operate.

 

Our future results of operations could be adversely affected by changes in the effective tax rate as a result of a change in the mix of earnings in countries with differing statutory tax rates, changes in tax laws, regulations and judicial rulings (or changes in the interpretation thereof), changes in generally accepted accounting principles, changes in the valuation of deferred tax assets and liabilities, changes in the amount of earnings permanently reinvested offshore, the results of audits and examinations of previously filed tax returns and continuing assessments of our tax exposures and various other governmental enforcement initiatives. Our tax expense includes estimates of tax reserves and reflects other estimates and assumptions, including assessments

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of future earnings of the Company which could impact the valuation of our deferred tax assets. Changes in tax laws or regulations, including multi-jurisdictional changes enacted in response to the guidelines provided by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to address base erosion and profit shifting, and potential comprehensive U.S. tax reform which, among other things, might change certain U.S. tax rules impacting the way U.S based multinationals are taxed, will increase tax uncertainty and may adversely impact our provision for income taxes.

 

Changes in legislation or government regulations or policies can have a significant impact on our results of operations.

 

The sales and margins of each of our segments are directly impacted by government regulations including safety, performance and product certification regulations. Within Aerospace, the operating results of Commercial Original Equipment and Commercial Aftermarket may be impacted by, among other things, mandates of the Federal Aviation Administration and other similar international regulatory bodies requiring the installation of equipment on aircraft. Our Defense and Space business unit may be affected by changes in government procurement regulations, while emissions, fuel economy and energy efficiency standards for motor vehicles can impact Transportation Systems. Within Home and Building Technologies, the demand for and cost of providing products, services and solutions can be impacted by fire, security, safety, health care, environmental and energy efficiency standards and regulations. Performance Materials and Technologies’ results of operations can be affected by environmental, safety and energy efficiency standards and regulations. Growth in all our businesses within emerging markets may be adversely impacted by the inability to acquire and retain qualified employees where local employment law mandates may be restrictive.

 

We cannot predict with certainty the outcome of litigation matters, government proceedings and other contingencies and uncertainties.

 

We are subject to a number of lawsuits, investigations and disputes (some of which involve substantial amounts claimed) arising out of the conduct of our business, including matters relating to commercial transactions, government contracts, product liability (including asbestos), prior acquisitions and divestitures, employment, employee benefits plans, intellectual property, antitrust, import and export, and environmental, health and safety matters. Our potential liabilities are subject to change over time due to new developments, changes in settlement strategy or the impact of evidentiary requirements, and we may become subject to or be required to pay damage awards or settlements that could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, cash flows and financial condition. While we maintain insurance for certain risks, the amount of our insurance coverage may not be adequate to cover the total amount of all insured claims and liabilities. The incurrence of significant liabilities for which there is no or insufficient insurance coverage could adversely affect our results of operations, cash flows, liquidity and financial condition.

 

Item 1B.Unresolved Staff Comments

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 2.Properties

 

We have approximately 1,346 locations, of which 305 are plants. Our properties and equipment are in good operating condition and are adequate for our present needs. We do not anticipate difficulty in renewing existing leases as they expire or in finding alternative facilities.

 

Item 3.Legal Proceedings

 

We are subject to a number of lawsuits, investigations and claims (some of which involve substantial amounts) arising out of the conduct of our business. See a discussion of environmental, asbestos and other litigation matters in Note 19 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Financial Statements.

 

Item 4.Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

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Part II.

 

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

Honeywell’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Market and dividend information for Honeywell’s common stock is included in Note 24 Unaudited Quarterly Financial Information of Notes to Financial Statements.

 

The number of record holders of our common stock at December 31, 2016 was 50,891.

 

Information regarding securities authorized for issuance under equity compensation plans is included in Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters under the caption “Equity Compensation Plans.”

 

Honeywell purchased 2,000,000 shares of its common stock, par value $1 per share, in the quarter ending December 31, 2016. Under the Company’s previously reported $5 billion share repurchase program, of which $4.1 billion remained available as of December 31, 2016 for additional share repurchases. Honeywell presently expects to repurchase outstanding shares from time to time to generally offset the dilutive impact of employee stock based compensation plans, including option exercises, restricted unit vesting and matching contributions under our savings plans. The amount and timing of future repurchases may vary depending on market conditions and the level of our operating, financing and other investing activities.

 

The following table summarizes Honeywell’s purchase of its common stock for the three months ended December 31, 2016:

 

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
Period   Total
Number of
Shares
Purchased
  Average
Price Paid
per Share
  Total Number
of Shares

Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs
  Approximate Dollar
Value of Shares that

May Yet be Purchased

Under Plans or

Programs

(Dollars in millions)
October 2016  2,000,000    $106.56   2,000,000  $4,077 
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Performance Graph

 

The following graph compares the five-year cumulative total return on our common stock to the total returns on the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Stock Index and a composite of S&P’s Industrial Conglomerates and Aerospace and Defense indices, on a 65%/35% weighted basis (the Composite Index). The weighting of the components of the Composite Index are based on our segments’ relative contribution to total segment profit. The selection of the Industrial Conglomerates component of the Composite Index reflects the diverse and distinct range of non-aerospace businesses conducted by Honeywell. The annual changes for the five-year period shown in the graph are based on the assumption that $100 had been invested in Honeywell stock and each index on December 31, 2011 and that all dividends were reinvested.

 

 

   Dec 2011  Dec 2012  Dec 2013  Dec 2014  Dec 2015  Dec 2016
                               
Honeywell   100    119.85    176.23    196.52    208.00    239.26 
S&P 500 Index®   100    116.00    153.57    174.60    177.01    198.18 
Composite Index   100    117.94    172.09    180.52    203.72    228.82 
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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.

 

This selected financial data should be read in conjunction with Honeywell’s Consolidated Financial Statements and related Notes included elsewhere in this Annual Report as well as the section of this Annual Report titled Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

Item 6. Selected Financial Data

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014  2013  2012
   (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                          
Results of Operations                         
Net sales  $39,302   $38,581   $40,306   $39,055   $37,665 
Net income attributable to Honeywell   4,809    4,768    4,239    3,924    2,926 
                          
Earnings Per Common Share                         
Earnings from continuing operations:                         
 Basic   6.29    6.11    5.40    4.99    3.74 
 Assuming dilution   6.20    6.04    5.33    4.92    3.69 
Dividends per share   2.45    2.15    1.87    1.68    1.53 
                          
Financial Position at Year-End                         
Property, plant and equipment-net   5,793    5,789    5,383    5,278    5,001 
Total assets   54,146    49,316    45,451    45,435    41,853 
Short-term debt   3,593    6,514    2,637    2,028    1,101 
Long-term debt   12,182    5,554    6,046    6,801    6,395 
Total debt   15,775    12,068    8,683    8,829    7,496 
Redeemable noncontrolling interest   3    290    219    167    150 
Shareowners’ equity   19,547    18,418    17,784    17,579    13,065 
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Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations is intended to help the reader understand the results of operations and financial condition of Honeywell International Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (Honeywell or the Company) for the three years ended December 31, 2016. All references to Notes relate to Notes to Financial Statements in Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

 

In July 2016, the Company announced the realignment of the business units comprising its Automation and Control Solutions reporting segment by forming two new reportable operating segments: Home and Building Technologies and Safety and Productivity Solutions. Home and Building Technologies includes Environmental & Energy Solutions, Security and Fire, and Building Solutions and Distribution. Additionally, the Industrial Combustion/Thermal business, previously part of Environmental & Energy Solutions in Automation and Control Solutions, became part of Performance Materials and Technologies. Safety and Productivity Solutions includes Sensing & Productivity Solutions and Industrial Safety, as well as the Intelligrated business. Under the realigned segment reporting structure, the Company has four reportable operating segments: Aerospace, Home and Building Technologies, Performance Materials and Technologies, and Safety and Productivity Solutions. The Company has reported its financial performance based on this realignment for all periods presented.

 

These realignments have no impact on the Company’s historical consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows. Prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period segment presentation. 

 

On September 16, 2016, the Company completed the sale of the Aerospace government services business, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. The assets and liabilities associated with Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. have been removed from the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet as of the effective date of the sale. The results of operations for Honeywell Technology Solutions are included in the Consolidated Statement of Operations through the effective date of the sale.

 

On October 1, 2016, the Company completed the tax-free spin-off of its Resins and Chemicals business, part of Performance Materials and Technologies, into a standalone, publicly-traded company (named AdvanSix) to Honeywell shareowners. The assets and liabilities associated with AdvanSix have been removed from the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet as of the effective date of the spin-off. The results of operations for AdvanSix are included in the Consolidated Statement of Operations through the effective date of the spin-off.

 

Executive summary

 

In 2016, Honeywell successfully navigated a challenging macro-economic environment. We grew net sales 2% to $39,302 million, grew earnings per share of common stock – assuming dilution 3% to $6.20 and grew net income attributable to Honeywell 1% to $4,809 million. We executed on cost reduction activities, accelerated our capital deployment strategy and improved the growth portfolio through acquisitions and divestitures, including the divestiture of Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. and the tax-free spin-off of AdvanSix. We also announced the realignment of the business units comprising our Automation and Control Solutions segment to two new reportable operating segments, as previously mentioned. The Company also announced a leadership succession plan for our Chief Executive Officer and successfully executed leadership transitions in three of our four reportable operating segments.

 

We continued our balanced long-term focus on enhancing shareowner value without sacrificing growth investment, including maintaining R&D spending at 5% of sales, new product introductions aligned with global macroeconomic trends in energy, safety, security, productivity and global urbanization, over $300 million of new repositioning investments to improve our operations and increased investment in High Growth Regions. We also continued to enhance our software capabilities through the creation of a software center in the United States to staff more than 730 full-time product software engineers, who are in addition to the more than 11,000 software engineers already part of Honeywell.

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In 2016 we deployed capital of over $7.5 billion, including the following:

 

·Mergers and Acquisitions—we deployed over $2.5 billion during 2016, acquiring businesses that will be integrated into each of our four operating segments. These acquisitions all share a software and technology focus and increase our existing deep alignment with enduring macro trends such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety, security, productivity and global urbanization.
   
·Dividend—after a 15% dividend rate increase in 2015, we increased our annual dividend rate by 12% in 2016, as we seek to continue to grow the dividend faster than earnings, marking the 12th dividend increase in the past 11 years.
   
·Share Repurchases—we continue to opportunistically repurchase our shares with the goal of generally keeping share count flat and seeking to offset the dilutive impact of employee stock based compensation and savings plans. In 2016, we repurchased 19.3 million shares for $2.1 billion.
   
·Capital Investment in Facilities—we invested over $1 billion in capital expenditures focused on high return investments such as the expansion of facilities to manufacture our Solstice® low global-warming potential refrigerant products and building new production facilities to make UOP catalyst and absorbent products.

 

Honeywell also completed refinancing of long-term debt through the issuance of €4,000 million Senior Notes in February and an additional $4,500 million Senior Notes in October. The proceeds from the offerings of Senior Notes were used to repurchase $2,200 million of Senior Notes outstanding, as well as repay outstanding commercial paper. We expect these refinancing activities will reduce our ongoing annual interest expense.

 

CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Net Sales

 

   2016  2015  2014
                
Net sales  $39,302   $38,581   $40,306 
% change compared with prior period   2%   (4)%     

 

The change in net sales is attributable to the following:

 

   2016
Versus
2015
  2015
Versus
2014
       
Volume   (2)%   1%
Price   -    (1)%
Acquisitions/Divestitures   5%   (1)%
Foreign Currency Translation   (1)%   (4)%
Other   -    1%
    2%   (4)%

 

A discussion of net sales by segment can be found in the Review of Business Segments section of this MD&A.

 

The foreign currency translation impact in 2016 compared with 2015 is principally driven by the weakening of the British Pound, Chinese Renminbi and Canadian Dollar, partially offset by the strengthening of the Japanese Yen against the U.S. Dollar.

 

The foreign currency translation impact in 2015 compared with 2014 is principally driven by the weakening of the Euro and Canadian Dollar against the U.S. Dollar.

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Cost of Products and Services Sold

 

   2016  2015  2014
             
Cost of products and services sold  $27,150   $26,747   $28,957 
% change compared with prior period   2%   (8)%     
                
Gross Margin percentage   30.9%   30.7%   28.2%

 

Cost of products and services sold increased in 2016 compared with 2015 principally due to increased direct material costs of approximately $380 million (driven primarily by acquisitions, net of divestitures, partially offset by the favorable impact of productivity, net of inflation, and foreign currency translation), higher depreciation and amortization attributable to acquisitions of approximately $135 million and increased pension mark-to-market expense allocated to cost of products and services sold of $70 million, partially offset by higher pension and other postretirement benefits income allocated to cost of products and services sold of $200 million.

 

Gross margin percentage increased in 2016 compared with 2015 principally due to higher gross margin in Performance Materials and Technologies (approximately 0.6 percentage point impact) and higher pension and other postretirement benefits income allocated to cost of products and services sold (approximately 0.5 percentage point impact), partially offset by lower gross margin in Aerospace, Home and Building Solutions and Safety and Productivity Solutions (approximately 0.7 percentage point impact collectively) and increased pension mark-to-market expense allocated to cost of products and services sold (approximately 0.2 percentage point impact).

 

Cost of products and services sold decreased in 2015 compared with 2014 principally due to a decrease in direct and indirect material costs of approximately $1,460 million (driven primarily by the favorable impact of foreign currency translation, productivity, lower raw materials pass-through pricing and the absence of the Friction Materials business, partially offset by higher sales volume), a decrease in labor costs of approximately $450 million and higher pension income allocated to cost of products and services sold of approximately $230 million.

 

Gross margin percentage increased in 2015 compared with 2014 principally due to higher gross margin in all of our business segments (approximately 2.0 percentage point impact collectively) and increased pension income allocated to cost of products and services sold (approximately 0.5 percentage point impact).

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

   2016  2015  2014
Selling, general and administrative expense  $5,469   $5,006   $5,518 
                
% of sales   13.9%   13.0%   13.7%

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) increased in 2016 compared with 2015 primarily due to increased labor costs (driven primarily by acquisitions, net of divestitures, investment for growth and merit increases), increased pension mark-to-market expense allocated to SG&A and higher repositioning charges, partially offset by the favorable impact from foreign currency translation and increased pension income allocated to SG&A.

 

SG&A decreased in 2015 compared with 2014 primarily driven by the favorable impact from foreign currency translation, increased pension income allocated to SG&A, decreased indirect costs and benefits from repositioning, partially offset by increased labor costs (primarily merit increases and investment for growth).

 

Tax Expense

 

   2016  2015  2014
             
Tax expense   $1,601   $1,739   $1,489 
Effective tax rate    24.8%   26.4%   25.6%
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For discussion of changes in the effective tax rate, see Note 5 Income Taxes in the Notes to Financial Statements.

 

The effective tax rates for 2016, 2015 and 2014 are lower than the U.S. statutory rate of 35% primarily due to lower tax rates on non-U.S. earnings, the vast majority of which we intend to permanently reinvest outside the United States.

 

The Company currently expects the effective tax rate for 2017 to be approximately 25%. The effective tax rate can vary from quarter to quarter due to unusual or infrequently occurring items, the resolution of income tax audits, changes in tax laws or other items such as pension mark-to-market adjustments and the tax impact from employee share-based payments.

 

Net Income Attributable to Honeywell

 

   2016  2015  2014
             
Net income attributable to Honeywell  $4,809   $4,768   $4,239 
                
Earnings per share of common stock – assuming dilution  $6.20   $6.04   $5.33 

 

Earnings per share of common stock – assuming dilution increased in 2016 compared with 2015 primarily driven by increased pension and other postretirement income, higher segment profit in Home and Building Technologies and Performance Materials and Technologies, the gain related to the Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. divestiture, a decrease in the weighted average shares outstanding and the tax benefit from adoption of the FASB’s accounting standard related to employee share-based payment accounting, partially offset by lower segment profit in Aerospace and Safety and Productivity Solutions, increased pension mark-to-market expense and higher repositioning and other charges.

 

Earnings per share of common stock – assuming dilution increased in 2015 compared with 2014 primarily driven by increased segment profit in each of our business segments and lower pension and other postretirement expense, partially offset by increased tax expense and lower other income (principally due to the absence of a realized gain related to the prior year sale of marketable equity securities).

 

BUSINESS OVERVIEW

 

  Our consolidated results are principally impacted by:
   
  · Change in global economic growth rates and industry conditions and demand in our key end markets;
     
  · Ability of recently acquired businesses to integrate and continue to operate and grow in accordance with the assumptions utilized in determining the acquisition purchase price;
     
  · The impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates (in particular the Euro), relative to the U.S. Dollar;
     
  · The extent to which cost savings from productivity actions are able to offset or exceed the impact of material and non-material inflation; and
     
  · The impact of the pension discount rate and asset returns on pension expense, including mark-to-market adjustments, and funding requirements.
     
  Our 2017 areas of focus which are generally applicable to each of our operating segments include:
   
  · Ensuring the successful completion of the leadership transition, which includes the Chief Executive Officer and leaders for three of our operating segments,  and continuing to execute on the realignment of our Home and Building Technologies and Safety and Productivity Solutions operating segments;
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  · Driving profitable organic growth through R&D and technological excellence to deliver innovative products that customers value and expansion and localization of our footprint in high growth regions;
     
  · Executing on our strategy to become a software-industrial company, which for us means products and services that facilitate the connected plane, home, building and factory;
     
  · Executing disciplined, rigorous M&A and integration processes to deliver growth through previously announced acquisitions;
     
  · Expanding margins by maintaining and improving the Company’s cost structure through manufacturing and administrative process improvements, repositioning, and other productivity actions;
     
  · Controlling corporate and other non-operating costs, including costs incurred for asbestos and environmental matters, pension and other post-retirement and income tax expense;
     
  · Increasing availability of capital through strong cash flow conversion from effective working capital management and proactively managing debt levels to enable the Company to smartly deploy capital for strategic acquisitions, dividends, share repurchases and capital expenditures.

 

Review of Business Segments

 

               % Change
               2016  2015
   Years Ended December 31,   Versus  Versus
   2016  2015  2014  2015  2014
Aerospace Sales                         
Commercial Aviation Original Equipment  $2,525   $2,905   $2,607    (13)%   11%
Commercial Aviation Aftermarket   4,796    4,656    4,578    3%   2%
Defense and Space   4,375    4,715    4,754    (7)%   (1)%
Transportation Systems   3,055    2,961    3,659    3%   (19)%
Total Aerospace Sales   14,751    15,237    15,598           
                          
Home and Building Technologies Sales                         
Home and Building Products   5,967    4,711    4,868    27%   (3)%
Home and Building Distribution   4,687    4,450    4,617    5%   (4)%
Total Home and Building Technologies Sales   10,654    9,161    9,485           
                          
Performance Materials and Technologies Sales                         
UOP   2,469    2,976    3,195    (17)%   (7)%
Process Solutions   3,476    2,989    3,378    16%   (12)%
Advanced Materials   3,327    3,510    3,904    (5)%   (10)%
Total Performance Materials and                         
Technologies Sales   9,272    9,475    10,477           
                          
Safety and Productivity Solutions Sales                         
Safety   2,075    2,135    2,339    (3)%   (9)%
Productivity Solutions   2,550    2,573    2,407    (1)%   7%
Total Safety and Productivity Solutions Sales   4,625    4,708    4,746           
Net Sales  $39,302   $38,581   $40,306           
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Aerospace

 

   2016  2015  Change  2014  Change
                     
Net sales  $14,751   $15,237    (3)%  $15,598    (2)%
Cost of products and services sold   10,820    11,068         11,699      
Selling, general and administrative expenses   620    643         712      
Other   320    308         272      
Segment profit  $2,991   $3,218    (7)%  $2,915    10%

 

   2016 vs. 2015  2015 vs. 2014
Factors Contributing to Year-Over-Year Change  Sales  Segment
Profit
  Sales  Segment
Profit
                 
Organic growth/ Operational segment profit   (3)%   (6)%   2%   8%
Foreign currency translation   -    (1)%   (3)%   (4)%
Acquisitions, divestitures and other, net   -    -    (1)%   6%
Total % Change   (3)%   (7)%   (2)%   10%

 

2016 compared with 2015

 

Aerospace sales decreased primarily due to higher incentives to original equipment manufacturers (OEM Incentives), a decrease in organic sales volumes and the Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. divestiture, which was partially offset by growth from acquisitions.

 

  · Commercial Original Equipment sales decreased by 13% (decreased 12% organic) primarily due to higher OEM incentives and decreased demand from business and general aviation original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), partially offset by higher shipments to air transport OEMs. Consistent with broader aerospace industry trends, we expect the continuation of lower business and general aviation OEM sales volumes.
     
  · Commercial Aftermarket sales increased by 3% (increased 3% organic) primarily driven by higher repair and overhaul activities and increased spares shipments.
     
  · Defense and Space sales decreased by 7% (decreased 6% organic) primarily due to declines in U.S. space and international defense programs, lower U.S. government services revenue, largely attributable to the impact of divestitures, and decreased demand from commercial helicopter OEMs, partially offset by sales from acquisitions.
     
  · Transportation Systems sales increased by 3% (increased 4% organic) primarily driven by new platform launches and higher global turbo gas penetration.

 

Aerospace segment profit decreased primarily due to a 6% decrease in operational segment profit and a 1% unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation. The decrease in operational segment profit is primarily due to product mix, higher OEM incentives and lower sales volumes, partially offset by productivity and price, net of inflation. Cost of products and services sold decreased primarily driven by productivity, net of inflation, and lower sales volumes, partially offset by acquisitions, net of divestitures.

 

2015 compared with 2014

 

Aerospace sales decreased primarily due to the unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation and the Friction Materials divestiture, partially offset by an increase in organic sales, as discussed below, and a decrease in OEM incentives predominantly to air transport and regional aviation OEMs.

 

  · Commercial Original Equipment sales increased by 11% (increased by 5% organic) primarily driven by a decrease in OEM Incentives and higher business and general aviation engine shipments.
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  · Commercial Aftermarket sales increased by 2% (increased 2% organic) primarily driven by higher repair and overhaul activities, partially offset by lower retrofits, modifications and upgrades for business and general aviation customers.
     
  · Defense and Space sales decreased by 1% (flat organic) primarily due to lower U.S. government revenue, partially offset by growth in international programs.
     
  · Transportation Systems sales decreased by 19% (increased 3% organic) primarily due to the unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation and the Friction Materials divestiture, partially offset by continued growth from new platform launches and higher global turbo gas penetration.

 

Aerospace segment profit increased primarily due to an 8% increase in operational segment profit and a 6% favorable impact of acquisitions, divestitures and other (predominantly the absence of higher prior year OEM Incentives), as discussed above, partially offset by a 4% unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. The increase in operational segment profit is primarily driven by productivity, net of inflation, and favorable pricing, partially offset by continued investments for growth. Cost of products and services sold decreased primarily due to the favorable impact of foreign currency translation, the Friction Materials divestiture, and productivity, net of inflation, partially offset by continued investments for growth.

 

Home and Building Technologies

 

   2016  2015  Change  2014  Change
                     
Net sales  $10,654   $9,161    16%  $9,485    (3)%
Cost of products and services sold   7,079    5,961         6,231      
Selling, general and administrative expenses   1,680    1,488         1,618      
Other   212    200         181      
Segment profit  $1,683   $1,512    11%  $1,455    4%

 

   2016 vs. 2015  2015 vs. 2014
Factors Contributing to Year-Over-Year Change  Sales  Segment
Profit
  Sales  Segment
Profit
                 
Organic growth/ Operational segment profit   4%   7%   3%   10%
Foreign currency translation   (2)%   (2)%   (6)%   (6)%
Acquisitions and divestitures, net   14%   6%   -    - 
Total % Change   16%   11%   (3)%   4%

 

2016 compared with 2015

 

Home and Building Technologies sales increased primarily due to growth from acquisitions and organic sales growth partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation.

 

·Sales in Home and Building Products increased by 27% (increased 2% organic) principally driven by acquisitions. Organic sales growth was primarily attributable to new product introductions in our Environmental and Energy Solutions business and volume growth in our Security and Fire business.

 

·Sales in Home and Building Distribution increased by 5% (increased 7% organic) principally due to organic sales growth partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. Organic sales growth was primarily driven by volume in our Distribution and Building Solutions Energy businesses.

 

Home and Building Technologies segment profit increased due to an increase in operational segment profit and acquisitions partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. The increase in operational segment profit was primarily driven by productivity net of inflation and price. Cost of products and services increased due to acquisitions and inflation partially offset by the favorable impact of foreign currency translation. 

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2015 compared with 2014

 

Home and Building Technologies sales decreased primarily due to the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation partially offset by organic sales growth.

 

·Sales in Home and Building Products decreased by 3% (increased 3% organic) principally due to the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation partially offset by volume growth in our Security and Fire business.

 

·Sales in Home and Building Distribution decreased by 4% (increased 3% organic) principally due to the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. Organic sales growth was primarily due to increased sales volume in Distribution partially offset by softness in the project installation and U.S. energy retrofit businesses.

 

Home and Building Technologies segment profit increased primarily due to the positive impact of price and productivity, net of inflation, partially offset by continued investment for growth, higher sales volumes and the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. Cost of products and services sold decreased primarily due to the favorable impact of foreign currency translation and productivity partially offset by higher organic sales volume.

 

Performance Materials and Technologies

 

   2016  2015  Change  2014   Change
                          
Net sales  $9,272   $9,475    (2)%  $10,477    (10)%
Cost of products and services sold   6,051    6,414         7,385      
Selling, general and administrative expenses   1,026    936         1,082      
Other   145    135         134      
Segment profit  $2,050   $1,990    3%  $1,876    6%

 

   2016 vs. 2015  2015 vs. 2014
Factors Contributing to Year-Over-Year Change  Sales  Segment
Profit
  Sales  Segment Profit
                     
Organic growth/ Operational segment profit   (3)%   2%   (6)%   10%
Foreign currency translation   (1)%   (2)%   (4)%   (4)%
Acquisitions and divestitures, net   2%   3%   -    - 
Total % Change   (2)%   3%   (10)%   6%

 

2016 compared with 2015

 

Performance Materials and Technologies sales decreased due to a decrease in organic sales volumes and the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation, partially offset by growth from acquisitions, net of divestitures.

 

·UOP sales decreased by 17% (decreased 16% organic) driven primarily by lower gas processing revenues due to a significant slowdown in customer projects and decreased catalyst volumes in the first nine months, partially offset by increased catalyst, licensing and equipment sales in the fourth quarter.

 

·Process Solutions sales increased by 16% (increased 4% organic) driven primarily by increased volumes driven by the Elster acquisition and higher revenues in projects, partially offset by lower field products sales.

 

·Advanced Materials sales decreased by 5% (increased 3% organic) driven primarily by the impact of the October 1, 2016 spin-off of AdvanSix and lower market pricing, as well as lower raw material pass-through pricing in AdvanSix in the first nine months, partially offset by increased volumes in fluorine and specialty products.
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Performance Materials and Technologies segment profit increased due to acquisitions, net of divestitures, and an increase in operational segment profit, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. The increase in operational segment profit is primarily due to productivity, net of inflation, partially offset by lower organic sales volumes and continued investments for growth. Cost of products and services sold decreased primarily due to lower organic sales volumes, favorable foreign currency translation, and productivity, net of inflation, partially offset by acquisitions, net of divestitures.

 

2015 compared with 2014

 

Performance Materials and Technologies sales decreased due to a decrease in organic sales volumes and the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation.

 

·UOP sales decreased by 7% (decreased 6% organic) driven primarily by lower gas processing revenues due to a significant slowdown in customer projects and decreased equipment, engineering and licensing revenues partially offset by increased catalyst revenues.

 

·Process Solutions sales decreased by 12% (decreased 3% organic) driven primarily by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation and lower volumes primarily due to weakness in projects and field products.

 

·Advanced Materials sales decreased by 10% (decreased 7% organic) primarily driven by lower raw material pass-through pricing and unplanned plant outages in resins and chemicals partially offset by increased volumes in fluorine products.

 

Performance Materials and Technologies segment profit increased due to an increase in operational segment profit partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. The increase in operational segment profit is primarily due to price and productivity, net of inflation partially offset by lower organic sales volumes and continued investments for growth. Cost of products and services sold decreased primarily due to the favorable impacts of inflation, foreign currency translation, lower organic sales volumes and productivity, partially offset by continued investments for growth.

 

Safety and Productivity Solutions

 

   2016  2015  Change  2014  Change
                          
Net sales  $4,625   $4,708    (2)%  $4,746    (1)%
Cost of products and services sold   3,001    3,020         3,052      
Selling, general and administrative expenses   841    851         933      
Other   103    91         75      
Segment profit  $680   $746    (9)%  $686    9%

 

   2016 vs. 2015  2015 vs. 2014
       
Factors Contributing to Year-Over-Year Change  Sales  Segment Profit  Sales  Segment Profit
                     
Organic growth/ Operational segment profit   (7)%   (8)%   2%   11%
Foreign currency translation   (1)%   (2)%   (5)%   (4)%
Acquisitions and divestitures, net   6%   1%   2%   2%
Total % Change   (2)%   (9)%   (1)%   9%

 

2016 compared with 2015

 

Safety and Productivity Solutions sales decreased primarily due to decreased sales volumes and the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation, partially offset by growth from acquisitions.

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·Sales in Safety decreased by 3% (decreased 2% organic) due to decreased sales volume in the Industrial Safety business, lower distribution in the Retail business, and the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation.

 

·Sales in Productivity Solutions decreased by 1% (decreased 11% organic) principally due to declines in the Productivity Products business, partially offset by growth from acquisitions.

 

Safety and Productivity Solutions segment profit decreased due to a decrease in operational segment profit and the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation, partially offset by growth from acquisitions. The decrease in operational segment profit is due to decreased sales volumes, partially offset by price and productivity, net of inflation, and growth from acquisitions. Cost of products and services decreased primarily due to productivity, net of inflation, decreased sales volumes, and the favorable impact of foreign currency translation partially offset by growth from acquisitions.

 

2015 compared with 2014

 

Safety and Productivity Solutions sales decreased primarily due to the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation partially offset by acquisitions and organic sales growth.

 

·Sales in Safety decreased by 9% (decreased 3% organic) principally due to decreased sales volumes in Industrial Safety and the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation, partially offset by increased sales volume in the Retail business.

 

·Sales in Productivity Solutions increased by 7% (increased 8% organic) principally due to acquisitions and increased sales volumes in the Productivity Products business, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation.

 

Safety and Productivity Solutions segment profit increased due to an increase in operational segment profit and acquisitions, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. The increase in operational segment profit is due to the positive impact of price and productivity, net of inflation, and higher sales volumes, partially offset by continued investment for growth. Cost of products and services sold decreased primarily due to the favorable impact of foreign currency translation, partially offset by acquisitions and higher sales volumes.

 

Repositioning Charges

 

See Note 3 Repositioning and Other Charges of Notes to Financial Statements for a discussion of our repositioning actions and related charges incurred in 2016, 2015 and 2014. These repositioning actions are expected to generate incremental pretax savings of $200 million to $300 million in 2017 compared with 2016 principally from planned workforce reductions. Cash spending related to our repositioning actions was $228 million, $118 million and $161 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014, and was funded through operating cash flows. In 2017, we expect cash spending for repositioning actions to be approximately $225 million and to be funded through operating cash flows.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

The Company continues to manage its businesses to maximize operating cash flows as the primary source of liquidity. In addition to our available cash and operating cash flows, additional sources of liquidity include committed credit lines, short-term debt from the commercial paper market, long-term borrowings, and access to the public debt and equity markets. We continue to balance our cash and financing uses through investment in our existing core businesses, acquisition activity, share repurchases and dividends.

 

Cash Flow Summary

 

Our cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities, as reflected in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, are summarized as follows:

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   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
Cash provided by (used for):               
Operating activities  $5,498   $5,519   $5,080 
Investing activities   (3,342)   (6,514)   (1,876)
Financing activities   346    37    (2,328)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (114)   (546)   (339)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  $2,388   $(1,504)  $537 

 

2016 compared with 2015

 

Cash provided by operating activities decreased by $21 million primarily due to a $958 million unfavorable impact from working capital, partially offset by (i) a $395 million improvement in customer advances and deferred income, (ii) a $171 million increase in net income before the non-cash pension mark-to-market adjustment, (iii) the absence of $151 million in OEM incentive payments and (iv) lower cash tax payments of $50 million.

 

Cash used for investing activities decreased by $3,172 million primarily due to (i) a decrease in cash paid for acquisitions of $2,655 million, most significantly Elster in 2015, (ii) an increase in proceeds from the sales of businesses of $295 million (most significantly Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc.) and (iii) a $384 million favorable change in settlements of foreign currency exchange contracts used as economic hedges on certain non-functional currency denominated monetary assets and liabilities. The decreases were partially offset by a net $146 million increase in investments, primarily short-term marketable securities.

 

Cash provided by financing activities increased by $309 million primarily due to an increase in the net proceeds from debt issuances of $497 million, partially offset by an increase in cash dividends paid of $189 million including amounts paid to the former UOP Russell LLC noncontrolling shareholder.

 

2015 compared with 2014

 

Cash provided by operating activities increased by $439 million primarily due to a $489 million favorable impact from working capital and a $382 million increase in net income before the non-cash pension mark-to-market adjustment, partially offset by (i) a $175 million decrease in customer advances and deferred income, (ii) $151 million in OEM incentives and (iii) increased cash tax payments of $50 million.

 

Cash used for investing activities increased by $4,638 million primarily due to an increase in cash paid for acquisitions of $5,224 million, most significantly Elster, and a decrease in proceeds of $159 million, primarily from the Friction Materials divestiture, partially offset by a net $659 million decrease in investments, primarily short-term marketable securities.

 

Cash provided by financing activities increased by $2,365 million primarily due to an increase in the net proceeds from debt issuances of $3,648 million, partially offset by an increase in net repurchases of common stock of $1,039 million and an increase in cash dividends paid of $216 million.

 

Liquidity

 

Each of our businesses is focused on implementing strategies to increase operating cash flows through revenue growth, margin expansion and improved working capital turnover. Considering the current economic environment in which each of the businesses operate and their business plans and strategies, including the focus on growth, cost reduction and productivity initiatives, we believe that cash balances and operating cash flow will continue to be our principal source of liquidity. In addition to the available cash and operating cash flows, additional sources of liquidity include committed credit lines, short-term debt from the commercial paper markets, long-term borrowings, and access to the public debt and equity markets. At December 31, 2016, a substantial portion of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents were held by foreign subsidiaries. If the amounts held outside of the U.S. were to be repatriated, under current law, they would be subject to U.S. federal income taxes, less applicable foreign tax credits. However, our intent is to permanently reinvest the vast majority of these funds outside of the U.S. It is not practicable to estimate the amount of tax that might be payable if some or all of such earnings were to be repatriated, and the amount of foreign tax credits that would be available to reduce or eliminate the resulting U.S. income tax liability.

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We monitor the third-party depository institutions that hold our cash and cash equivalents on a daily basis. Our emphasis is primarily safety of principal and secondarily maximizing yield of those funds. We diversify our cash and cash equivalents among counterparties to minimize exposure to any one of these entities.

 

A source of liquidity is our ability to issue short-term debt in the commercial paper market. Commercial paper notes are sold at a discount and have a maturity of not more than 365 days from date of issuance. Borrowings under the commercial paper program are available for general corporate purposes as well as for financing acquisitions. The weighted average interest rate on short-term borrowings and commercial paper outstanding as of December 31, 2016 was (0.13%) and as of December 31, 2015 was 0.26%.

 

Our ability to access the commercial paper market, and the related cost of these borrowings, is affected by the strength of our credit rating and market conditions. Our credit ratings are periodically reviewed by the major independent debt-rating agencies. As of December 31, 2016, Standard and Poor’s (S&P), Fitch, and Moody’s have ratings on our long-term debt of A, A and A2 and short-term debt of A-1, F1 and P1. S&P, Fitch and Moody’s have Honeywell’s rating outlook as “stable.” To date, the Company has not experienced any limitations in our ability to access these sources of liquidity.

 

We also have a current shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under which we may issue additional debt securities, common stock and preferred stock that may be offered in one or more offerings on terms to be determined at the time of the offering. Net proceeds of any offering would be used for general corporate purposes, including repayment of existing indebtedness, share repurchases, capital expenditures and acquisitions.

 

See Note 2 Acquisitions and Divestitures and Note 12 Long-term Debt and Credit Agreements of Notes to Financial Statements for additional discussion of items impacting our liquidity.

 

In 2016, the Company repurchased $2,079 million of outstanding shares to offset the dilutive impact of employee stock based compensation plans, including option exercises, restricted unit vesting and matching contributions under our savings plans. In April 2016, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to a total of $5 billion of Honeywell common stock, of which $4.1 billion remained available as of December 31, 2016 for additional share repurchases. Honeywell presently expects to repurchase outstanding shares from time to time to generally offset the dilutive impact of employee stock based compensation plans, including option exercises, restricted unit vesting and matching contributions under our savings plans.

 

In addition to our normal operating cash requirements, our principal future cash requirements will be to fund capital expenditures, dividends, strategic acquisitions, share repurchases, employee benefit obligations, environmental remediation costs, asbestos claims, severance and exit costs related to repositioning actions and debt repayments.

 

Specifically, we expect our primary cash requirements in 2017 to be as follows:

 

§Capital expenditures—we expect to spend approximately $1.1 billion for capital expenditures in 2017 primarily for growth, production and capacity expansion, cost reduction, maintenance, and replacement.

 

§Share repurchases— under the Company’s share repurchase program, $4.1 billion is available as of December 31, 2016 for additional share repurchases. Honeywell presently expects to repurchase outstanding shares from time to time to generally offset the dilutive impact of employee stock-based compensation plans, including option exercises, restricted unit vesting and matching contributions under our savings plans. The amount and timing of future repurchases may vary depending on market conditions and our level of operating, financing and other investing activities.

 

§Dividends—we increased our quarterly dividend rate by 12% to $.6650 per share of common stock effective with the fourth quarter 2016 dividend. The Company intends to continue to pay quarterly dividends in 2017.

 

§Asbestos claims—we expect our cash spending for asbestos claims and our cash receipts for related insurance recoveries to be approximately $546 million and $23 million in 2017.

 

§Pension contributions—in 2017, we are not required to make contributions to our U.S. pension plans. We plan to make contributions of cash and/or marketable securities of approximately $130 million ($89 million of marketable securities were contributed in January 2017) to our non-U.S. plans to
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satisfy regulatory funding standards. The timing and amount of contributions to both our U.S. and non-U.S. plans may be impacted by a number of factors, including the funded status of the plans.

 

§Repositioning actions—we expect that cash spending for severance and other exit costs necessary to execute repositioning actions will approximate $225 million in 2017.

 

§Environmental remediation costs—we expect to spend approximately $250 million in 2017 for remedial response and voluntary clean-up costs.

 

We continuously assess the relative strength of each business in our portfolio as to strategic fit, market position, profit and cash flow contribution in order to upgrade our combined portfolio and identify business units that will most benefit from increased investment. We identify acquisition candidates that will further our strategic plan and strengthen our existing core businesses. We also identify businesses that do not fit into our long-term strategic plan based on their market position, relative profitability or growth potential. These businesses are considered for potential divestiture, restructuring or other repositioning actions subject to regulatory constraints. In 2016 and 2015, we realized $565 million and $1 million in cash proceeds from sales and a spin-off of non-strategic businesses.

 

Based on past performance and current expectations, we believe that our operating cash flows will be sufficient to meet our future operating cash needs. Our available cash, committed credit lines and access to the public debt and equity markets, provide additional sources of short-term and long-term liquidity to fund current operations, debt maturities, and future investment opportunities.

 

Contractual Obligations and Probable Liability Payments

 

Following is a summary of our significant contractual obligations and probable liability payments at December 31, 2016:

 

       Payments by Period    
   Total(6)  2017  2018-
2019
  2020-
2021
  Thereafter
Long-term debt, including capitalized leases(1)  $12,409   $227   $2,672   $3,611   $5,899 
Interest payments on long-term debt, including capitalized leases   3,491    290    568    495    2,138 
Minimum operating lease payments   1,123    289    374    204    256 
Purchase obligations(2)   1,657    778    499    293    87 
Estimated environmental liability payments(3)   511    252    191    62    6 
Asbestos related liability payments(4)   1,560    546    699    295    20 
Asbestos insurance recoveries(5)   (440)   (23)   (110)   (103)   (204)
   $20,311   $2,359   $4,893   $4,857   $8,202 

 

(1)Assumes all long-term debt is outstanding until scheduled maturity.
(2)Purchase obligations are entered into with various vendors in the normal course of business and are consistent with our expected requirements.
(3)The payment amounts in the table only reflect the environmental liabilities which are probable and reasonably estimable as of December 31, 2016.
(4)These amounts are estimates of asbestos related cash payments for NARCO and Bendix based on our asbestos related liabilities which are probable and reasonably estimable as of December 31, 2016. See Asbestos Matters in Note 19 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Financial Statements for additional information.
(5)These amounts represent our insurance recoveries that are deemed probable for asbestos related liabilities as of December 31, 2016. See Asbestos Matters in Note 19 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Financial Statements for additional information.
(6)The table excludes tax liability payments, including those for unrecognized tax benefits. See Note 5 Income Taxes of Notes to Financial Statements for additional information.
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Environmental Matters

 

Accruals for environmental matters deemed probable and reasonably estimable were $195 million, $194 million and $268 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014. In addition, in 2016 and 2015 we incurred operating costs for ongoing businesses of approximately $83 million and $90 million relating to compliance with environmental regulations.

 

Spending related to known environmental matters was $228 million, $273 million and $321 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014 and is estimated to be approximately $250 million in 2017. We expect to fund expenditures for these environmental matters from operating cash flow. The timing of cash expenditures depends on several factors, including the timing of litigation and settlements of remediation liability, personal injury and property damage claims, regulatory approval of cleanup projects, execution timeframe of projects, remedial techniques to be utilized and agreement with other parties.

 

See Note 19 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Financial Statements for further discussion of our environmental matters.

 

Financial Instruments

 

The following table illustrates the potential change in fair value for interest rate sensitive instruments based on a hypothetical immediate one percentage point increase in interest rates across all maturities and the potential change in fair value for foreign exchange rate sensitive instruments based on a 10% weakening of the U.S. Dollar versus local currency exchange rates across all maturities at December 31, 2016 and 2015.

 

   Face or
Notional
Amount
  Carrying
Value(1)
  Fair
Value(1)
  Estimated
Increase
(Decrease)
in Fair
Value(2)
December 31, 2016                    
Interest Rate Sensitive Instruments                    
Long-term debt (including current maturities)  $12,409   $(12,409)  $(13,008)  $(537)
Interest rate swap agreements   1,850    21    21    (112)
Foreign Exchange Rate Sensitive Instruments                    
Foreign currency exchange contracts(3)   9,554    150    150    (195)
                     
December 31, 2015                    
Interest Rate Sensitive Instruments                    
Long-term debt (including current maturities)  $6,131   $(6,131)  $(6,721)  $(407)
Interest rate swap agreements   1,100    92    92    (59)
Foreign Exchange Rate Sensitive Instruments                    
Foreign currency exchange contracts(3)   10,538    11    11    (153)

 

(1)Asset or (liability).
(2)A hypothetical immediate one percentage point decrease in interest rates across all maturities and a potential change in fair value of foreign exchange rate sensitive instruments based on a 10% strengthening of the U.S. dollar versus local currency exchange rates across all maturities will result in a change in fair value equal to the inverse of the amount disclosed in the table.
(3)Changes in the fair value of foreign currency exchange contracts are offset by changes in the fair value or cash flows of underlying hedged foreign currency transactions.

 

See Note 14 Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measures of Notes to Financial Statements for further discussion on the agreements.

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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

The preparation of our consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles is based on the selection and application of accounting policies that require us to make significant estimates and assumptions about the effects of matters that are inherently uncertain. We consider the accounting policies discussed below to be critical to the understanding of our financial statements. Actual results could differ from our estimates and assumptions, and any such differences could be material to our consolidated financial statements.

 

Contingent Liabilities—We are subject to a number of lawsuits, investigations and claims (some of which involve substantial dollar amounts) that arise out of the conduct of our global business operations or those of previously owned entities, including matters relating to commercial transactions, government contracts, product liability (including asbestos), prior acquisitions and divestitures, employee benefit plans, intellectual property, legal and environmental, health and safety matters. We continually assess the likelihood of any adverse judgments or outcomes to our contingencies, as well as potential amounts or ranges of probable losses, and recognize a liability, if any, for these contingencies based on a careful analysis of each matter with the assistance of outside legal counsel and, if applicable, other experts. Such analysis includes making judgments concerning matters such as the costs associated with environmental matters, the outcome of negotiations, the number and cost of pending and future asbestos claims, and the impact of evidentiary requirements. Because most contingencies are resolved over long periods of time, liabilities may change in the future due to new developments (including new discovery of facts, changes in legislation and outcomes of similar cases through the judicial system), changes in assumptions or changes in our settlement strategy. See Note 19 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Financial Statements for a discussion of management’s judgment applied in the recognition and measurement of our environmental and asbestos liabilities which represent our most significant contingencies.

 

Asbestos Related Contingencies and Insurance Recoveries—Honeywell’s involvement in asbestos related personal injury actions relates to two predecessor companies. Regarding North American Refractories Company (NARCO) asbestos related claims, we accrued for pending claims based on terms and conditions in agreements with NARCO, its former parent company, and certain asbestos claimants, and an estimate of the unsettled claims pending as of the time NARCO filed for bankruptcy protection. We also accrued for the estimated value of future NARCO asbestos related claims expected to be asserted against the NARCO Trust. The estimate of future NARCO claims is based on a commonly accepted methodology used by numerous bankruptcy courts addressing 524(g) trusts and also reflects disputes concerning implementation of the Trust Distribution Procedures by the NARCO Trust, a lack of sufficient trust claims processing experience, as well as the stay of all NARCO asbestos claims which remained in place throughout NARCO’s Chapter 11 case. Some critical assumptions underlying this commonly accepted methodology include claims filing rates, disease criteria and payment values contained in the Trust Distribution Procedures, estimated approval rates of claims submitted to the NARCO Trust and epidemiological studies estimating disease instances. The estimated value of future NARCO claims was originally established at the time of the NARCO Chapter 11 filing reflecting claims expected to be asserted against NARCO over a fifteen year period. This projection resulted in a range of estimated liability of $743 million to $961 million. We believe that no amount within this range is a better estimate than any other amount and accordingly, we have recorded the minimum amount in the range. Regarding Bendix asbestos related claims, we accrued for the estimated value of pending claims using average resolution values for the previous five years. We also accrued for the estimated value of future anticipated claims related to Bendix for the next five years based on historic claims filing experience and dismissal rates, disease classifications, and average resolution values in the tort system for the previous five years. In light of the uncertainties inherent in making long-term projections, as well as certain factors unique to friction product asbestos claims, we do not believe that we have a reasonable basis for estimating asbestos claims beyond the next five years.

 

In connection with the recognition of liabilities for asbestos related matters, we record asbestos related insurance recoveries that are deemed probable. In assessing the probability of insurance recovery, we make judgments concerning insurance coverage that we believe are reasonable and consistent with our historical dealings and our knowledge of any pertinent solvency issues surrounding insurers. While the substantial majority of our insurance carriers are solvent, some of our individual carriers are insolvent, which has been considered in our analysis of probable recoveries. Projecting future events is subject to various uncertainties that could cause the insurance recovery on asbestos related liabilities to be higher or lower than that projected and recorded. Given the inherent uncertainty in making future projections, we reevaluate our projections concerning our probable insurance recoveries in light of any changes to the projected liability, our recovery experience or other relevant factors that may impact future insurance recoveries.

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See Note 19 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Financial Statements for a discussion of management’s judgments applied in the recognition and measurement of our asbestos-related liabilities and related insurance recoveries.

 

Defined Benefit Pension Plans—We sponsor both funded and unfunded U.S. and non-U.S. defined benefit pension plans. For financial reporting purposes, net periodic pension (income) expense is calculated annually based upon a number of actuarial assumptions, including a discount rate for plan obligations and an expected long-term rate of return on plan assets. Changes in the discount rate and expected long-term rate of return on plan assets could materially affect the annual pension (income) expense amount. Annual pension (income) expense is comprised of a potential mark-to-market adjustment (MTM Adjustment) and service and interest cost, assumed return on plan assets and prior service amortization (Pension Ongoing (Income) Expense).

 

The key assumptions used in developing our 2016, 2015 and 2014 net periodic pension (income) expense for our U.S. plans included the following:

 

   2016  2015  2014
Discount Rate:               
Projected benefit obligation   4.46%   4.08%   4.89%
Service cost (1)   4.69%   N/A    N/A 
Interest cost (1)   3.59%   N/A    N/A 
Assets:               
Expected rate of return   7.75%   7.75%   7.75%
Actual rate of return   10%   2%   8%
Actual 10 year average annual compounded rate of return     6 %     7 %     8 %

 

(1) N/A in 2015 and 2014 as the discount rate methodology was changed in fourth quarter of 2015. See Note 20 Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits of Notes to Financial Statements.

 

The MTM Adjustment represents the recognition of net actuarial gains or losses in excess of the corridor. Net actuarial gains and losses occur when the actual experience differs from any of the various assumptions used to value our pension plans or when assumptions change. The primary factors contributing to actuarial gains and losses are changes in the discount rate used to value pension obligations as of the measurement date each year and the difference between expected and actual returns on plan assets. The mark-to-market accounting method results in the potential for volatile and difficult to forecast MTM Adjustments. MTM charges were $273 million, $67 million and $249 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

 

We determine the expected long-term rate of return on plan assets utilizing historical plan asset returns over varying long-term periods combined with our expectations of future market conditions and asset mix considerations (see Note 20 Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits of Notes to Financial Statements for details on the actual various asset classes and targeted asset allocation percentages for our pension plans). We plan to continue to use an expected rate of return on plan assets of 7.75% for 2017 as this is a long-term rate based on historical plan asset returns over varying long term periods combined with our expectations of future market conditions and the asset mix of the plan’s investments.

 

The discount rate reflects the market rate on December 31 (measurement date) for high-quality fixed-income investments with maturities corresponding to our benefit obligations and is subject to change each year. The discount rate can be volatile from year to year as it is determined based upon prevailing interest rates as of the measurement date. We used a 4.20% discount rate to determine benefit obligations as of December 31, 2016, reflecting the decrease in the market interest rate environment since the prior year-end.

 

In addition to the potential for MTM Adjustments, changes in our expected rate of return on plan assets and discount rate resulting from economic events also affects future pension ongoing (income) expense. The following table highlights the sensitivity of our U.S. pension obligations and ongoing (income) expense to changes in these assumptions, assuming all other assumptions remain constant. These estimates exclude any potential MTM Adjustment:

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   Impact on 2017   
   Pension   
Change in Assumption  Ongoing Expense  Impact on PBO
0.25 percentage point decrease in discount rate  Decrease $20 million  Increase $500 million
0.25 percentage point increase in discount rate  Increase $18 million  Decrease $460 million
0.25 percentage point decrease in expected rate of return on assets  Increase $40 million 
0.25 percentage point increase in expected rate of return on assets  Decrease $40 million 

 

Pension ongoing income for all of our pension plans is expected to be approximately $715 million in 2017 compared with pension ongoing income of $601 million in 2016. The expected increase is primarily due to higher asset returns in 2016 and lower interest costs due to a decline in discount rates, mainly in our U.S. and UK plans. Also, if required, an MTM Adjustment will be recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017 in accordance with our pension accounting method as previously described. It is difficult to reliably forecast or predict whether there will be a MTM Adjustment in 2017, and if one is required what the magnitude of such adjustment will be. MTM Adjustments are primarily driven by events and circumstances beyond the control of the Company such as changes in interest rates and the performance of the financial markets.

 

Long-Lived Assets (including Tangible and Finite-Lived Intangible Assets)—The determination of useful lives (for depreciation/amortization purposes) and whether or not tangible and intangible assets are impaired involves the use of accounting estimates and assumptions, changes in which could materially impact our financial condition or operating performance if actual results differ from such estimates and assumptions. We evaluate the recoverability of the carrying amount of our long-lived assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of a long-lived asset group may not be fully recoverable. The principal factors in considering when to perform an impairment review are as follows:

 

  Significant under-performance (i.e., declines in sales, earnings or cash flows) of a business or product line in relation to expectations;
     
  Annual operating plans or five-year strategic plans that indicate an unfavorable trend in operating performance of a business or product line;
     
  Significant negative industry or economic trends; or
     
  Significant changes or planned changes in our use of the assets.

 

Once it is determined that an impairment review is necessary, recoverability of assets is measured by comparing the carrying amount of the asset grouping to the estimated future undiscounted cash flows. If the carrying amount exceeds the estimated future undiscounted cash flows, the asset grouping is considered to be impaired. The impairment is then measured as the difference between the carrying amount of the asset grouping and its fair value. We endeavor to utilize the best information available to measure fair value, which is usually either market prices (if available), level 1 or level 2 of the fair value hierarchy, or an estimate of the future discounted cash flow, level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. The key estimates in our discounted cash flow analysis include assumptions as to expected industry growth rates, sales volume, selling prices and costs, and the discount rate selected. These estimates are subject to changes in the economic environment, including market interest rates and expected volatility. Management believes the estimates of future cash flows and fair values are reasonable; however, changes in estimates due to variance from assumptions could materially affect the valuations.

 

Goodwill and Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets Impairment Testing— Goodwill and intangible assets deemed to have indefinite lives are not amortized, but are subject to annual, or more frequent if necessary, impairment testing. In testing goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets, the fair value is estimated utilizing a discounted cash flow approach utilizing cash flow forecasts in our five year strategic and annual operating plans adjusted for terminal value assumptions. These impairment tests involve the use of accounting estimates and assumptions, changes in which could materially impact our financial condition or operating performance if actual results differ from such estimates and assumptions. To address this uncertainty we perform sensitivity analysis on key estimates and assumptions.

 

Income Taxes—On a recurring basis, we assess the need for a valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets by considering all available positive and negative evidence, such as past operating results, projections

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of future taxable income, enacted tax law changes and the feasibility and impact of tax planning initiatives. Our projections of future taxable income include a number of estimates and assumptions regarding our volume, pricing and costs, as well as the timing and amount of reversals of taxable temporary differences.

 

Sales Recognition on Long-Term Contracts—In 2016, we recognized approximately 13% of our total net sales using the percentage-of-completion method for long-term contracts. These long-term contracts are measured on the cost-to-cost basis for engineering-type contracts and the units-of-delivery basis for production-type contracts. Accounting for these contracts involves management judgment in estimating total contract revenue and cost. Contract revenues are largely determined by negotiated contract prices and quantities, modified by our assumptions regarding contract options, change orders, incentive and award provisions associated with technical performance and price adjustment clauses (such as inflation or index-based clauses). Contract costs are incurred over a period of time, which can be several years, and the estimation of these costs requires management judgment. Cost estimates are largely based on negotiated or estimated purchase contract terms, historical performance trends and other economic projections. Significant factors that influence these estimates include inflationary trends, technical and schedule risk, internal and subcontractor performance trends, business volume assumptions, asset utilization, and anticipated labor agreements. Revenue and cost estimates are regularly monitored and revised based on changes in circumstances. Anticipated losses on long-term contracts are recognized when such losses become evident. We maintain financial controls over the customer qualification, contract pricing and estimation processes to reduce the risk of contract losses.

 

OTHER MATTERS

 

Litigation

 

See Note 19 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Financial Statements for a discussion of environmental, asbestos and other litigation matters.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

See Note 1 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies of Notes to Financial Statements for a discussion of recent accounting pronouncements.

 

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risks

 

Information relating to market risks is included in Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations under the caption “Financial Instruments”.

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ITEM 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
    
   (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
                
Product sales  $31,362   $30,695   $32,398 
Service sales   7,940    7,886    7,908 
Net sales   39,302    38,581    40,306 
                
Costs, expenses and other               
Cost of products sold   22,170    21,775    23,889 
Cost of services sold   4,980    4,972    5,068 
    27,150    26,747    28,957 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   5,469    5,006    5,518 
Other (income) expense   (102)   (68)   (305)
Interest and other financial charges   338    310    318 
    32,855    31,995    34,488 
                
Income from continuing operations before taxes   6,447    6,586    5,818 
Tax expense   1,601    1,739    1,489 
Net income   4,846    4,847    4,329 
Less: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest   37    79    90 
Net income attributable to Honeywell  $4,809   $4,768   $4,239 
                
Earnings per share of common stock - basic  $6.29   $6.11   $5.40 
                
Earnings per share of common stock - assuming dilution  $6.20   $6.04   $5.33 
                
Cash dividends per share of common stock  $2.45   $2.15   $1.87 

 

The Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this statement.

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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
   (Dollars in millions)
Net income  $4,846   $4,847   $4,329 
                
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax               
                
Foreign exchange translation adjustment   (52)   (1,152)   (1,044)
                
Actuarial losses   (443)   (464)   (1,411)
Prior service (cost) credit   (18)   446    73 
Prior service credit recognized during year   (78)   (13)   (2)
Actuarial losses recognized during year   236    72    202 
Transition obligation recognized during year   -    -    1 
Settlements and curtailments   (5)   2    - 
Foreign exchange translation and other   73    41    54 
Pensions and other postretirement benefit adjustments   (235)   84    (1,083)
                
Unrealized gains for the period   -    -    15 
Less: reclassification adjustment for gains included in net income   -    -    185 
Changes in fair value of available for sale investments   -    -    (170)
                
Effective portion of cash flow hedges recognized in other comprehensive income   103    91    20 
Less: reclassification adjustment for (losses) gains included in net income   (5)   99    - 
Changes in fair value of effective cash flow hedges   108    (8)   20 
                
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax   (179)   (1,076)   (2,277)
                
Comprehensive income   4,667    3,771    2,052 
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to the noncontrolling interest   29    73    87 
Comprehensive income attributable to Honeywell  $4,638   $3,698   $1,965 

 

The Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this statement.

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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 

   December 31,
   2016  2015
    
   (Dollars in millions)
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $7,843   $5,455 
Accounts, notes and other receivables   8,818    8,075 
Inventories   4,366    4,420 
Investments and other current assets   2,031    2,103 
Total current assets   23,058    20,053 
           
Investments and long-term receivables   587    517 
Property, plant and equipment - net   5,793    5,789 
Goodwill   17,707    15,895 
Other intangible assets - net   4,634    4,577 
Insurance recoveries for asbestos related liabilities   417    426 
Deferred income taxes   347    283 
Other assets   1,603    1,776 
Total assets  $54,146   $49,316 
           
LIABILITIES          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $5,690   $5,580 
Commercial paper and other short-term borrowings   3,366    5,937 
Current maturities of long-term debt   227    577 
Accrued liabilities   7,048    6,277 
Total current liabilities   16,331    18,371 
           
Long-term debt   12,182    5,554 
Deferred income taxes   486    558 
Postretirement benefit obligations other than pensions   473    526 
Asbestos related liabilities   1,014    1,251 
Other liabilities   4,110    4,348 
           
Redeemable noncontrolling interest   3    290 
           
SHAREOWNERS’ EQUITY          
Capital - common stock issued   958    958 
 - additional paid-in capital   5,781    5,377 
Common stock held in treasury, at cost   (13,366)   (11,664)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (2,714)   (2,535)
Retained earnings   28,710    26,147 
Total Honeywell shareowners’ equity   19,369    18,283 
Noncontrolling interest   178    135 
Total shareowners’ equity   19,547    18,418 
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and shareowners’ equity  $54,146   $49,316 

 

The Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this statement.

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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
   (Dollars in millions)
Cash flows from operating activities:               
Net income  $4,846   $4,847   $4,329 
Less: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest   37    79    90 
Net income attributable to Honeywell   4,809    4,768    4,239 
Adjustments to reconcile net income attributable to Honeywell to net cash provided by operating activities:               
Depreciation   726    672    667 
Amortization   304    211    257 
(Gain) loss on sale of non-strategic businesses and assets   (178)   1    11 
Gain on sale of available for sale investments   -    -    (221)
Repositioning and other charges   695    546    598 
Net payments for repositioning and other charges   (625)   (537)   (530)
Pension and other postretirement (income) expense   (360)   (323)   44 
Pension and other postretirement benefit payments   (143)   (122)   (167)
Stock compensation expense   184    175    187 
Deferred income taxes   76    315    132 
Excess tax benefits from share based payment arrangements   -    (81)   (102)
Other   194    57    (271)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of the effects of acquisitions and divestitures:               
Accounts, notes and other receivables   (770)   211    (172)
Inventories   (18)   230    (200)
Other current assets   117    80    120 
Accounts payable   254    (17)   307 
Accrued liabilities   233    (667)   181 
Net cash provided by operating activities   5,498    5,519    5,080 
Cash flows from investing activities:               
Expenditures for property, plant and equipment   (1,095)   (1,073)   (1,094)
Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment   21    15    18 
Increase in investments   (3,954)   (6,714)   (4,074)
Decrease in investments   3,681    6,587    3,288 
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (2,573)   (5,228)   (4)
Proceeds from sales of businesses, net of fees paid   296    1    160 
Other   282    (102)   (170)
Net cash used for investing activities   (3,342)   (6,514)   (1,876)
Cash flows from financing activities:               
Net (decrease) increase in commercial paper and other short term borrowings   (2,464)   4,265    309 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock   409    186    265 
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt   9,245    60    97 
Payments of long-term debt   (2,839)   (880)   (609)
Excess tax benefits from share based payment arrangements   -    81    102 
Repurchases of common stock   (2,079)   (1,884)   (924)
Cash dividends paid   (1,915)   (1,726)   (1,510)
Payments to purchase the noncontrolling interest   (238)   -    - 
AdvanSix pre-separation funding   269    -    - 
AdvanSix pre-spin borrowing   38    -    - 
AdvanSix cash at spin-off   (38)   -    - 
Other   (42)   (65)   (58)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities   346    37    (2,328)
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (114)   (546)   (339)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   2,388    (1,504)   537 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   5,455    6,959    6,422 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $7,843   $5,455   $6,959 

 

The Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this statement.

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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF SHAREOWNERS’ EQUITY

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
   Shares  $  Shares  $  Shares  $
   (in millions)
Common stock, par value   957.6    958    957.6    958    957.6    958 
                               
Additional paid-in capital                              
Beginning balance        5,377         5,038         4,682 
Issued for employee savings and option plans        183         164         175 
Stock-based compensation expense        171         175         187 
Other owner changes        50         -         (6)
Ending balance        5,781         5,377         5,038 
                               
Treasury stock                              
Beginning balance   (187.2)   (11,664)   (175.4)   (9,995)   (173.8)   (9,374)
Reacquired stock or repurchases of common stock   (19.3)   (2,079)   (18.8)   (1,884)   (10.0)   (924)
Issued for employee savings and option plans   9.7    377    6.7    215    8.4    303 
Other owner changes   -    -    0.3    -    -    - 
Ending balance   (196.8)   (13,366)   (187.2)   (11,664)   (175.4)   (9,995)
                               
Retained earnings                              
Beginning balance        26,147         23,115         20,383 
Net income attributable to Honeywell        4,809         4,768         4,239 
Dividends on common stock        (1,883)        (1,686)        (1,478)
AdvanSix spin-off        (362)        -         - 
Redemption value adjustment        (1)        (50)        (29)
Ending balance        28,710         26,147         23,115 
                               
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)                              
Beginning balance        (2,535)        (1,459)        818 
Foreign exchange translation adjustment        (52)        (1,152)        (1,044)
Pensions and other postretirement benefit adjustments        (235)        84         (1,083)
Changes in fair value of available for sale investments        -         -         (170)
Changes in fair value of effective cash flow hedges        108         (8)        20 
Ending balance        (2,714)        (2,535)        (1,459)
                               
Noncontrolling interest                              
Beginning balance        135         127         112 
Acquisitions        1         3         - 
Interest sold (bought)        -         -         (7)
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest        37         35         40 
Foreign exchange translation adjustment        (8)        (6)        (3)
Dividends paid        (17)        (26)        (17)
Contributions from noncontrolling interest holders        -         -         5 
Other owner changes        30         2         (3)
Ending balance        178         135         127 
                               
Total shareowners’ equity   760.8    19,547    770.4    18,418    782.2    17,784 

 

The Notes to Financial Statements are an integral part of this statement.

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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts) 

 

Note 1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Accounting Principles—The financial statements and accompanying notes are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The following is a description of Honeywell’s significant accounting policies.

 

Principles of Consolidation—The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Honeywell International Inc. and all of its subsidiaries and entities in which a controlling interest is maintained. Our consolidation policy requires equity investments that we exercise significant influence over but do not control the investee and are not the primary beneficiary of the investee’s activities to be accounted for using the equity method. Investments through which we are not able to exercise significant influence over the investee and which we do not have readily determinable fair values are accounted for under the cost method. All intercompany transactions and balances are eliminated in consolidation.

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest is considered to be temporary equity and is therefore reported outside of permanent equity on the Consolidated Balance Sheet at the greater of the initial carrying amount adjusted for the noncontrolling interest’s share of net income (loss) or its redemption value.

 

Property, Plant and Equipment—Property, plant and equipment are recorded at cost, including any asset retirement obligations, less accumulated depreciation. For financial reporting, the straight-line method of depreciation is used over the estimated useful lives of 10 to 50 years for buildings and improvements and 2 to 16 years for machinery and equipment. Recognition of the fair value of obligations associated with the retirement of tangible long-lived assets is required when there is a legal obligation to incur such costs. Upon initial recognition of a liability, the cost is capitalized as part of the related long-lived asset and depreciated over the corresponding asset’s useful life.

 

Goodwill and Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets—Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets are subject to impairment testing annually as of March 31, and whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be fully recoverable. This testing compares carrying values to fair values and, when appropriate, the carrying value of these assets is reduced to fair value. We completed our annual goodwill impairment test as of March 31, 2016 and determined that there was no impairment as of that date.

 

Other Intangible Assets with Determinable Lives—Other intangible assets with determinable lives consist of customer lists, technology, patents and trademarks and other intangibles and are amortized over their estimated useful lives, ranging from 2 to 24 years.

 

Sales Recognition—Product and service sales are recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, product delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, pricing is fixed or determinable, and collection is reasonably assured. Service sales, principally representing repair, maintenance and engineering activities are recognized over the contractual period or as services are rendered. Sales under long-term contracts are recorded on a percentage-of-completion method measured on the cost-to-cost basis for engineering-type contracts and the units-of-delivery basis for production-type contracts. Provisions for anticipated losses on long-term contracts are recorded in full when such losses become evident. Revenues from contracts with multiple element arrangements are recognized as each element is earned based on the relative fair value of each element provided the delivered elements have value to customers on a standalone basis. Amounts allocated to each element are based on its objectively determined fair value, such as the sales price for the product or service when it is sold separately or competitor prices for similar products or services.

 

Environmental—We accrue costs related to environmental matters when it is probable that we have incurred a liability related to a contaminated site and the amount can be reasonably estimated. For additional information, see Note 19 Commitments and Contingencies.

 

Asbestos Related Contingencies and Insurance Recoveries—We recognize a liability for any asbestos related contingency that is probable of occurrence and reasonably estimable. In connection with the recognition of liabilities for asbestos related matters, we record asbestos related insurance recoveries that are deemed probable. For additional information, see Note 19 Commitments and Contingencies.

 

Aerospace Sales Incentives—We provide sales incentives to commercial aircraft manufacturers and airlines in connection with their selection of our aircraft equipment, predominately wheel and braking system hardware, avionics, and auxiliary power units, for installation on commercial aircraft. These incentives consist of

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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (CONTINUED)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts) 

 

free or deeply discounted products, credits for future purchases of product and upfront cash payments. These costs are recognized in the period incurred as cost of products sold or as a reduction to sales, as appropriate.

 

Research and Development—Research and development costs for company-sponsored research and development projects are expensed as incurred. Such costs are principally included in cost of products sold and were $2,143 million, $1,856 million and $1,892 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

 

Stock-Based Compensation Plans—The principal awards issued under our stock-based compensation plans, which are described in Note 18 Stock-Based Compensation Plans, are non-qualified stock options and restricted stock units. The cost for such awards is measured at the grant date based on the fair value of the award. The value of the portion of the award that is ultimately expected to vest is recognized as expense over the requisite service periods (generally the vesting period of the equity award) and is included in selling, general and administrative expenses. Forfeitures are estimated at the time of grant to recognize expense for those awards that are expected to vest and are based on our historical forfeiture rates.

 

Pension BenefitsWe recognize net actuarial gains or losses in excess of 10% of the greater of the fair value of plan assets or the plans’ projected benefit obligation (the corridor) annually in the fourth quarter each year (MTM Adjustment), and, if applicable, in any quarter in which an interim remeasurement is triggered. The remaining components of pension (income) expense, primarily service and interest costs and assumed return on plan assets, are recognized on a quarterly basis (Pension ongoing (income) expense).

 

Foreign Currency Translation— Assets and liabilities of subsidiaries operating outside the United States with a functional currency other than U.S. Dollars are translated into U.S. Dollars using year-end exchange rates. Sales, costs and expenses are translated at the average exchange rates in effect during the year. Foreign currency translation gains and losses are included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). For subsidiaries operating in highly inflationary environments, inventories and property, plant and equipment, including related expenses, are remeasured at the exchange rate in effect on the date the assets were acquired, while monetary assets and liabilities are remeasured at year-end exchange rates. Remeasurement adjustments for these subsidiaries are included in earnings.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments— We minimize our risks from interest and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations through our normal operating and financing activities and, when deemed appropriate through the use of derivative financial instruments. Derivative financial instruments are used to manage risk and are not used for trading or other speculative purposes and we do not use leveraged derivative financial instruments. Derivative financial instruments that qualify for hedge accounting must be designated and effective as a hedge of the identified risk exposure at the inception of the contract. Accordingly, changes in fair value of the derivative contract must be highly correlated with changes in fair value of the underlying hedged item at inception of the hedge and over the life of the hedge contract.

 

All derivatives are recorded on the balance sheet as assets or liabilities and measured at fair value. For derivatives designated as hedges of the fair value of assets or liabilities, the changes in fair values of both the derivatives and the hedged items are recorded in current earnings. For derivatives designated as cash flow hedges, the effective portion of the changes in fair value of the derivatives are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and subsequently recognized in earnings when the hedged items impact earnings. Cash flows of such derivative financial instruments are classified consistent with the underlying hedged item.

 

Income Taxes— Significant judgment is required in evaluating tax positions. We establish additional reserves for income taxes when, despite the belief that tax positions are fully supportable, there remain certain positions that do not meet the minimum recognition threshold. The approach for evaluating certain and uncertain tax positions is defined by the authoritative guidance which determines when a tax position is more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by the applicable taxing authority. In the normal course of business, the Company and its subsidiaries are examined by various federal, state and foreign tax authorities. We regularly assess the potential outcomes of these examinations and any future examinations for the current or prior years in determining the adequacy of our provision for income taxes. We continually assess the likelihood and amount of potential adjustments and adjust the income tax provision, the current tax liability and deferred taxes in the period in which the facts that give rise to a change in estimate become known.

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(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts) 

 

Cash and cash equivalents— Cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand and highly liquid investments having an original maturity of three months or less.

 

Earnings Per Share—Basic earnings per share is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per share is based on the weighted average number of common shares outstanding and all dilutive potential common shares outstanding.

 

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

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements—We consider the applicability and impact of all Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs). ASUs not listed below were assessed and determined to be either not applicable or are expected to have minimal impact on our consolidated results of operations, financial position and cash flows (consolidated financial statements).

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued guidance on revenue from contracts with customers that will supersede most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The underlying principle is that an entity will recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers at an amount that the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. The guidance provides a five-step analysis of transactions to determine when and how revenue is recognized. Other major provisions include capitalization of certain contract costs, consideration of time value of money in the transaction price, and allowing estimates of variable consideration to be recognized before contingencies are resolved in certain circumstances. The guidance also requires enhanced disclosures regarding the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from an entity’s contracts with customers. The effective date was deferred for one year to the interim and annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2017. Early adoption is permitted as of the original effective date – interim and annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2016. The guidance permits the use of either a retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. We have not yet selected a transition method.

 

We are still finalizing the analysis to quantify the adoption impact of the provisions of the new standard, but we do not currently expect it to have a material impact on our consolidated financial position or results of operations. Based on the evaluation of our current contracts and revenue streams, most will be recorded consistently under both the current and new standard. The FASB has issued, and may issue in the future, interpretive guidance which may cause our evaluation to change. We believe we are following an appropriate timeline to allow for proper recognition, presentation and disclosure upon adoption effective the beginning of fiscal year 2018.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued guidance on accounting for leases which requires lessees to recognize most leases on their balance sheets for the rights and obligations created by those leases. The guidance requires enhanced disclosures regarding the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases that will be effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption is permitted. The guidance requires the use of a modified retrospective approach. We are currently evaluating the impact of the guidance on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, and related notes to financial statements.

 

In March 2016, the FASB issued amended guidance related to the employee share-based payment accounting. The guidance requires all income tax effect of awards to be recognized in the income statement, which were previously presented as a component of Total shareowners’ equity, on a prospective basis. The guidance also requires presentation of excess tax benefits as an operating activity on the statement of cash flows rather than as a financing activity. We have elected to early adopt the standard in the quarter ended September 30, 2016, which requires adoption effective as of the beginning of the fiscal year. The adoption resulted in a diluted earnings per share benefit of $0.14 and the recognition of excess tax benefits as a reduction in the provision for income taxes of $127 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. Refer to Note 24 Unaudited Quarterly Financial Information for the earnings per share for the first and second quarters of 2016, recast to reflect the impact from adoption. Cash paid by the Company when directly withholding shares for tax-withholding purposes are classified as a financing activity on a retrospective basis.

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(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts) 

 

The guidance allows for an accounting policy election to estimate the number of awards that are expected to vest or account for forfeitures when they occur. We elected to maintain the current forfeitures policy and will continue to include an estimate of those forfeitures when recognizing stock compensation expense. Classification of the excess tax benefits in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows are presented on a prospective basis as of January 1, 2016.

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued new guidance intended to reduce diversity in practice in how certain cash receipts and payments are classified in the statement of cash flows, including debt prepayment or extinguishment costs, the settlement of contingent liabilities arising from a business combination, proceeds from insurance settlements, and distributions from certain equity method investees. The guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and early adoption is permitted. The guidance requires application on a retrospective basis. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this guidance.

 

In October 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standard update which requires an entity to recognize the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset other than inventory when the transfer occurs. Under current GAAP, recognition of the income tax consequences for asset transfers other than inventory could not be recognized until the asset was sold to a third party. The guidance is intended to reduce diversity in practice related to the tax consequences of certain types of intra-entity asset transfers, particularly those involving intellectual property. The guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and early adoption is permitted. The guidance requires application on a modified retrospective basis. We are currently evaluating the impact of this accounting standard update on our consolidated financial statements.

 

Note 2. Acquisitions and Divestitures

 

During 2016 and 2015, we acquired businesses for an aggregate cost (net of cash and debt assumed) of $2,538 million and $5,244 million.

 

In August 2016, the Company acquired Intelligrated, a leading provider of supply chain and warehouse automation technologies, for an aggregate value, net of cash acquired, of $1,488 million. Intelligrated is part of Safety and Productivity Solutions. The preliminary determination of the assets and liabilities acquired with Intelligrated have been included in the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2016, including $1,129 million allocated to goodwill, which is non-deductible for tax purposes.

 

In April 2016, the Company completed the acquisition of Xtralis International Holdings Limited (Xtralis), a leading global provider of aspiration smoke detection and perimeter security technologies, for an aggregate cost, net of cash acquired and debt assumed, of $515 million. Xtralis is part of Home and Building Technologies.

 

In February 2016, the Company acquired 100 percent of the issued and outstanding shares of COM DEV International (COM DEV), a leading satellite and space components provider, for an aggregate value, net of cash acquired and debt assumed, of $347 million. COM DEV is part of Aerospace and had reported 2015 fiscal year revenues of $159 million.

 

In January 2016, the Company acquired the remaining 30 percent noncontrolling interest in UOP Russell LLC, which develops technology and manufactures modular equipment to process natural gas, for $240 million. UOP Russell LLC is part of Performance Materials and Technologies.

 

In December 2015, the Company completed the acquisition of the Elster Division of Melrose Industries plc (Elster), for an aggregate value, net of cash acquired, of $4,899 million. Elster had 2015 revenues of $1,670 million and has been integrated into Home and Building Technologies and Performance Materials and Technologies. The following table summarizes the final fair value of the acquired Elster assets and liabilities.

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(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts) 

 

Current assets    $519 
Intangible assets    2,163 
Other noncurrent assets    193 
Current liabilities    (566)
Noncurrent liabilities    (973)
Net assets acquired    1,336 
Noncontrolling interest    (2)
Goodwill    3,565 
Purchase Price    $4,899 

 

The Elster identifiable intangible assets primarily include customer relationships, trade names and technology that are being amortized over their estimated lives ranging from 1 to 20 years using straight line and accelerated amortization methods. The goodwill is non-deductible for tax purposes.

 

As of December 31, 2016, the purchase accounting for Intelligrated, Xtralis and COM DEV is subject to final adjustment, primarily for the valuation of amounts allocated to intangible assets and goodwill, determination of useful lives for definite-lived intangible assets, tax balances and for any pre-acquisition contingencies. Goodwill arising from these acquisitions is non-deductible for tax purposes. The results of operations from date of acquisition through December 31, 2016 are included in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.

 

On October 1, 2016, the Company completed the tax-free spin-off of its Resins and Chemicals business, part of Performance Materials and Technologies, into a standalone, publicly-traded company (named AdvanSix Inc. or AdvanSix) to Honeywell shareowners. The assets and liabilities associated with AdvanSix have been removed from the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet. The results of operations for AdvanSix are included in the Consolidated Statement of Operations through the effective date of the spin-off.

 

Honeywell shareowners of record as of the close of business on September 16, 2016 received one share of AdvanSix common stock for every 25 shares of Honeywell common stock. Immediately prior to the effective date of the spin-off, AdvanSix incurred debt to make a cash distribution of $269 million to the Company. At the same time, AdvanSix also incurred $38 million of borrowings in order to fund its post spin-off working capital.

 

The Company entered into certain agreements with AdvanSix to effect our legal and structural separation including a transition services agreement with AdvanSix to provide certain administrative and other services for a limited time.

 

On September 16, 2016, the Company completed the sale of Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. for a sale price of $300 million. The Company recognized a pre-tax gain of $176 million, which was recorded in Other (income) expense. The Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. business was part of Aerospace.

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(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Note 3. Repositioning and Other Charges

 

A summary of repositioning and other charges follows:

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
Severance  $283   $197   $156 
Asset impairments   43    13    12 
Exit costs   43    6    16 
Reserve adjustments   (109)   (53)   (38)
Total net repositioning charge   260    163    146 
                
Asbestos related litigation charges, net of insurance   222    189    182 
Probable and reasonably estimable environmental liabilities   195    194    268 
Other   18    -    2 
Total net repositioning and other charges  $695   $546   $598 

 

The following table summarizes the pretax distribution of total net repositioning and other charges by income statement classification:

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
Cost of products and services sold  $522   $483   $525 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   126    63    73 
Other (income) expense   47    -    - 
   $695   $546   $598 

 

The following table summarizes the pretax impact of total net repositioning and other charges by segment:

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
Aerospace  $298   $211   $193 
Home and Building Technologies   35    43    52 
Performance Materials and Technologies   94    40    33 
Safety and Productivity Solutions   1    34    28 
Corporate   267    218    292 
   $695   $546   $598 

 

In 2016, we recognized repositioning charges totaling $369 million including severance costs of $283 million related to workforce reductions of 6,585 manufacturing and administrative positions across our segments. The workforce reductions were primarily related to cost savings actions taken in connection with our productivity and ongoing functional transformation initiatives; the separation of the former Automation and Control Solutions reporting segment into two new reporting segments; factory transitions in each of our reportable operating segments to more cost-effective locations; and achieving acquisition-related synergies. The repositioning charge included asset impairments of $43 million principally related to the write-off of certain intangible assets in connection with the sale of a Performance Materials and Technologies business. The repositioning charge included exit costs of $43 million principally for expenses related to the spin-off of our AdvanSix business and closure obligations associated with factory transitions. Also, $109 million of previously established accruals, primarily for severance, were returned to income as a result of higher attrition than anticipated in prior severance programs resulting in lower required severance payments, lower than expected severance costs in certain repositioning actions, and changes in scope of previously announced repositioning actions.

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(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

In 2015, we recognized repositioning charges totaling $216 million including severance costs of $197 million related to workforce reductions of 6,405 manufacturing and administrative positions across our segments. The workforce reductions were primarily related to cost savings actions taken in connection with our productivity and ongoing functional transformation initiatives. Also, $53 million of previously established accruals, primarily for severance, were returned to income due principally to higher attrition than anticipated in prior severance programs resulting in lower required severance payments, and changes in scope of previously announced repositioning actions.

 

In 2014, we recognized repositioning charges totaling $184 million including severance costs of $156 million related to workforce reductions of 2,975 manufacturing and administrative positions across our segments. The workforce reductions were primarily related to cost savings actions taken in connection with our productivity and ongoing functional transformation initiatives; factory transitions in Home and Building Technologies, Safety and Productivity Solutions and Aerospace to more cost-effective locations; and site consolidations and organizational realignments of businesses in Home and Building Technologies, Safety and Productivity Solutions and Performance Materials and Technologies. Also, $38 million of previously established accruals, primarily for severance, were returned to income due principally to the change in scope of a previously announced repositioning action and higher attrition than anticipated in prior severance programs resulting in lower required severance payments.

 

 The following table summarizes the status of our total repositioning reserves:

 

   Severance  Asset  Exit   
   Costs  Impairments  Costs  Total
Balance at December 31, 2013  $302   $-   $45   $347 
2014 charges   156    12    16    184 
2014 usage - cash   (135)   -    (26)   (161)
2014 usage - noncash   -    (12)   -    (12)
Adjustments   (33)   -    (5)   (38)
Foreign currency translation   (5)   -    -    (5)
Balance at December 31, 2014   285    -    30    315 
2015 charges   197    13    6    216 
2015 usage - cash   (109)   -    (9)   (118)
2015 usage - noncash   -    (13)   -    (13)
Acquisitions   16    -    -    16 
Adjustments   (49)   -    (4)   (53)
Foreign currency translation   (11)   -    (2)   (13)
Balance at December 31, 2015   329    -    21    350 
2016 charges   283    43    43    369 
2016 usage - cash   (203)   -    (25)   (228)
2016 usage - noncash   (6)   (43)   -    (49)
Adjustments   (106)   -    (3)   (109)
Foreign currency translation   1    -    (3)   (2)
Balance at December 31, 2016  $298   $-   $33   $331 

 

Certain repositioning projects in each of our reportable operating segments in 2016, 2015 and 2014 included exit or disposal activities, the costs related to which will be recognized in future periods when the actual liability is incurred. Such exit and disposal costs were not significant.

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(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Note 4. Other (Income) Expense

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
                
Equity (income) loss of affiliated companies  $(31)  $(30)  $(36)
Gain on sale of available for sale investments   -    -    (221)
(Gain) Loss on sale of non-strategic businesses and assets   (178)   1    11 
Interest income   (106)   (104)   (102)
Foreign exchange   12    43    34 
Other, net   201    22    9 
   $(102)  $(68)  $(305)

 

Refer to Note 2 Acquisitions and Divestitures and Note 12 Long-term Debt and Credit Agreements for further details of transactions recognized in 2016 within Other (income) expense.

 

Note 5. Income Taxes

 

Income from continuing operations before taxes

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
U.S.  $2,976   $3,361   $3,340 
Non-U.S.   3,471    3,225    2,478 
   $6,447   $6,586   $5,818 

 

Tax expense (benefit)

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
Tax expense (benefit) consists of               
Current:               
 U.S. Federal  $869   $786   $746 
 U.S. State   97    78    39 
 Non-U.S.   559    560    572 
   $1,525   $1,424   $1,357 
Deferred:               
 U.S. Federal  $38   $196   $114 
 U.S. State   17    49    63 
 Non-U.S.   21    70    (45)
    76    315    132 
   $1,601   $1,739   $1,489 
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(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

   Years Ended December 31,
   2016  2015  2014
The U.S. federal statutory income tax rate is reconciled to our effective income tax rate as follows:         
U.S. federal statutory income tax rate   35.0%   35.0%   35.0%
Taxes on non-U.S. earnings below U.S. tax rate(1)   (8.0)   (8.0)   (7.0)
U.S. state income taxes(1)   1.1    1.2    1.2 
Manufacturing incentives   (0.7)   (1.5)   (1.0)
Employee stock ownership plan dividend tax benefit   (0.5)   (0.4)   (0.4)
Tax credits   (0.7)   (1.0)   (1.0)
Reserves for tax contingencies   1.2    0.7    (0.2)
Employee share-based payments   (2.0)   -    - 
All other items—net   (0.6)   0.4    (1.0)
    24.8%   26.4%   25.6%

 

(1)Net of changes in valuation allowance

 

The effective tax rate decreased by 1.6 percentage points in 2016 compared to 2015. The decrease was primarily attributable to excess tax benefits from employee share-based payments arising from adoption of the FASB’s amended guidance related to employee share-based payment accounting, partially offset by increased tax reserves in various jurisdictions and lower tax benefits from manufacturing incentives. The Company’s non-U.S. effective tax rate was 16.7%, a decrease of approximately 2.8 percentage points compared to 2015. The year-over-year decrease in the non-U.S. effective tax rate was primarily driven by higher earnings in lower tax rate jurisdictions and a decrease in the tax impact of restructuring and divestitures. The effective tax rate was lower than the U.S. federal statutory rate of 35% primarily due to overall non-U.S. earnings taxed at lower rates.

 

The effective tax rate increased by 0.8 percentage points in 2015 compared to 2014. The increase was primarily attributable to decreased tax benefits from the resolution of tax audits, partially offset by increased tax benefits from manufacturing incentives, the impact of more income in jurisdictions with lower tax rates and fewer reserves. The Company’s non-U.S. effective tax rate for 2015 was 19.5%, a decrease of approximately 1.8 percentage points compared to 2014. The year-over-year decrease in the non-U.S. effective tax rate was primarily attributable to higher earnings in lower tax rate jurisdictions coupled with lower expense related to reserves in various jurisdictions, partially offset by an increase from the tax impact of restructuring and dispositions. The effective tax rate was lower than the U.S. federal statutory rate of 35% primarily due to overall non-U.S. earnings taxed at lower rates.

 

Deferred tax assets (liabilities)

 

The tax effects of temporary differences and tax carryforwards which give rise to future income tax benefits and payables are as follows:

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(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

   December 31,
Deferred tax assets:  2016  2015
Pension  $411   $500 
Postretirement benefits other than pensions   262    292 
Asbestos and environmental   471    473 
Employee compensation and benefits   418    387 
Other accruals and reserves   765    626 
Net operating and capital losses   669    620 
Tax credit carryforwards   206    198 
Gross deferred tax assets   3,202    3,096 
Valuation allowance   (621)   (589)
Total deferred tax assets  $2,581   $2,507 
           
Deferred tax liabilities:          
Property, plant and equipment  $(560)  $(661)
Intangibles   (1,843)   (1,797)
Other asset basis differences   (274)   (293)
Other   (43)   (31)
Total deferred tax liabilities   (2,720)   (2,782)
Net deferred tax liability  $(139)  $(275)

 

The change in deferred tax balance was primarily attributable to deferred tax liabilities transferred in connection with the AdvanSix spin-off. Our gross deferred tax assets include $1,034 million related to non-U.S. operations comprised principally of net operating losses, capital loss and tax credit carryforwards (mainly in Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom) and deductible temporary differences. We maintain a valuation allowance of $619 million against a portion of the non-U.S. gross deferred tax assets. The change in the valuation allowance resulted in an increase of $69 million, increase of $114 million and decrease of $10 million to income tax expense in 2016, 2015 and 2014. In the event we determine that we will not be able to realize our net deferred tax assets in the future, we will reduce such amounts through an increase to income tax expense in the period such determination is made. Conversely, if we determine that we will be able to realize net deferred tax assets in excess of the carrying amounts, we will decrease the recorded valuation allowance through a reduction to income tax expense in the period that such determination is made.

 

As of December 31, 2016, our net operating loss, capital loss and tax credit carryforwards were as follows:

 

Jurisdiction  Expiration
Period
  Net Operating
and Capital Loss
Carryforwards
  Tax Credit
Carryforwards
U.S. Federal  2036  $25   $55 
U.S. State  2036   720    26 
Non-U.S.  2035   651    137 
Non-U.S.  Indefinite   2,186    - 
      $3,582   $218 

 

Many jurisdictions impose limitations on the timing and utilization of net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards. In those instances whereby there is an expected permanent limitation on the utilization of the net operating loss or tax credit carryforward the deferred tax asset and amount of the carryforward have been reduced.

 

U.S. federal income taxes have not been provided on undistributed earnings of the vast majority of our international subsidiaries as it is our intention to reinvest these earnings into the respective subsidiaries. At

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(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

December 31, 2016 Honeywell has not provided for U.S. federal income and non-U.S. withholding taxes on approximately $18.3 billion of such earnings of our non-U.S. operations. It is not practicable to estimate the amount of tax that might be payable if some or all of such earnings were to be repatriated, and the amount of foreign tax credits that would be available to reduce or eliminate the resulting U.S. income tax liability.

 

   2016  2015  2014
Change in unrecognized tax benefits:               
Balance at beginning of year   $765   $659   $729 
Gross increases related to current period tax positions    96    56    65 
Gross increases related to prior periods tax positions    88    175    204 
Gross decreases related to prior periods tax positions    (33)   (72)   (277)
Decrease related to resolutions of audits with tax authorities    (3)   (11)   (32)
Expiration of the statute of limitations for the assessment of taxes    (10)   (13)   (10)
Foreign currency translation    (26)   (29)   (20)
Balance at end of year   $877   $765   $659 

 

As of December 31, 2016, 2015, and 2014 there were $877 million, $765 million and $659 million of unrecognized tax benefits that if recognized would be recorded as a component of income tax expense.

 

The following table summarizes tax years that remain subject to examination by major tax jurisdictions as of December 31, 2016:

 

  Open Tax Years
  Based on Originally Filed Returns
Jurisdiction Examination in   Examination not yet
progress initiated
U.S. Federal 2010 - 2012, 2014   2013 - 2016
U.S. State 2008 - 2014   2011 - 2016
Australia   2009 - 2015   2016
Canada(1) 2010 - 2014   2015 - 2016
China   2003 - 2014   2015 - 2016
France   2012 - 2014   2005 - 2011, 2015 - 2016
Germany(1) 2008 - 2012   2013 - 2016
India   1999 - 2014   2015 - 2016
Switzerland(1) 2013 - 2014   2015 - 2016
United Kingdom   2013   2014 - 2016

 

(1) Includes provincial or similar local jurisdictions, as applicable.

 

Based on the outcome of these examinations, or as a result of the expiration of statute of limitations for specific jurisdictions, it is reasonably possible that certain unrecognized tax benefits for tax positions taken on previously filed tax returns will materially change from those recorded as liabilities in our financial statements. In addition, the outcome of these examinations may impact the valuation of certain deferred tax assets (such as net operating losses) in future periods.

 

Unrecognized tax benefits for examinations in progress were $398 million, $349 million and $403 million, as of December 31, 2016, 2015, and 2014. Estimated interest and penalties related to the underpayment of income taxes are classified as a component of Tax Expense in the Consolidated Statement of Operations and totaled $18 million, $11 million and $24 million for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015, and 2014. Accrued interest and penalties were $395 million, $336 million and $325 million, as of December 31, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

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(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Note 6. Earnings Per Share

 

The details of the earnings per share calculations for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014 are as follows:

 

   Years Ended December 31,
Basic  2016  2015  2014
Net income attributable to Honeywell   $4,809   $4,768   $4,239 
                
Weighted average shares outstanding    764.3    779.8    784.4 
                
Earnings per share of common stock   $6.29   $6.11   $5.40 

 

   Years Ended December 31,
Assuming Dilution  2016  2015  2014
Net income attributable to Honeywell   $4,809   $4,768   $4,239 
                
Average Shares               
Weighted average shares outstanding    764.3    779.8    784.4 
Dilutive securities issuable - stock plans    11.0    9.5    10.8 
Total weighted average diluted shares outstanding    775.3    789.3    795.2 
               
Earnings per share of common stock - assuming dilution   $6.20   $6.04   $5.33 

 

The diluted earnings per share calculations exclude the effect of stock options when the options’ assumed proceeds exceed the average market price of the common shares during the period. In 2016, 2015, and 2014 the weighted number of stock options excluded from the computations were 7.5 million, 7.1 million, and 4.7 million. These stock options were outstanding at the end of each of the respective periods.

 

Note 7. Accounts, Notes and Other Receivables

 

   December 31,
   2016  2015
         
Trade   $8,449   $7,901 
Other    674    436 
    9,123    8,337 
Less - Allowance for doubtful accounts    (305)   (262)
   $8,818   $8,075 

 

Trade Receivables includes $1,626 million and $1,590 million of unbilled balances under long-term contracts as of December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015. These amounts are billed in accordance with the terms of customer contracts to which they relate.

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Note 8. Inventories

 

   December 31,
   2016  2015
Raw materials  $1,104   $1,120 
Work in process   775    826 
Finished products   2,552    2,590 
    4,431    4,536 
Reduction to LIFO cost basis   (65)   (116)
   $4,366   $4,420 

 

Inventories valued at LIFO amounted to $296 million and $399 million at December 31, 2016 and 2015. Had such LIFO inventories been valued at current costs, their carrying values would have been approximately $65 million and $116 million higher at December 31, 2016 and 2015.

 

Note 9. Property, Plant and Equipment - Net

 

   December 31,
   2016  2015
Land and improvements  $363   $367 
Machinery and equipment   9,956    10,505 
Buildings and improvements   3,248    3,188 
Construction in progress   940    848 
    14,507    14,908 
Less—Accumulated depreciation   (8,714)   (9,119)
   $5,793   $5,789 

 

Depreciation expense was $726 million, $672 million and $667 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

 

Note 10. Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets - Net

 

The change in the carrying amount of goodwill for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 by segment is as follows:

 

   December 31,
2015
  Acquisitions/
Divestitures
  Currency
Translation
Adjustment
  December 31,
2016
 
Aerospace  $2,296   $169   $(24)  $2,441   
Home and Building Technologies   6,438    820    (156)   7,102   
Performance Materials and Technologies   3,771    (110)   (32)   3,629   
Safety and Productivity Solutions   3,390    1,182    (37)   4,535   
   $15,895   $2,061   $(249)  $17,707   
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Other intangible assets are comprised of:

 

   December 31, 2016  December 31, 2015
   Gross
Carrying
Amount
  Accumulated
Amortization
  Net
Carrying
Amount
  Gross
Carrying
Amount
  Accumulated
Amortization
  Net
Carrying
Amount
Determinable life intangibles:                              
Patents and technology  $1,841   $(1,141)  $700   $1,688   $(1,061)  $627 
Customer relationships   3,816    (1,098)   2,718    3,558    (942)   2,616 
Trademarks   284    (156)   128    230    (131)   99 
Other   359    (284)   75    323    (264)   59 
    6,300    (2,679)   3,621    5,799    (2,398)   3,401 
Indefinite life intangibles:                              
Trademarks   1,013    -    1,013    1,176    -    1,176 
   $7,313   $(2,679)  $4,634   $6,975   $(2,398)  $4,577 

 

Intangible assets amortization expense was $304 million, $211 million, and $257 million in 2016, 2015, 2014. Estimated intangible asset amortization expense for each of the next five years approximates $394 million in 2017, $400 million in 2018, $396 million in 2019, $353 million in 2020, and $300 million in 2021.

 

Note 11. Accrued Liabilities

 

   December 31,
   2016  2015
Customer advances and deferred income  $2,151   $1,863 
Compensation, benefit and other employee related   1,489    1,460 
Asbestos related liabilities   546    292 
Repositioning   322    335 
Product warranties and performance guarantees   351    355 
Environmental costs   252    253 
Income taxes   430    201 
Accrued interest   97    97 
Other taxes   290    266 
Insurance   172    205 
Other (primarily operating expenses)   948    950 
   $7,048   $6,277 
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Note 12. Long-term Debt and Credit Agreements

 

   December 31,
   2016  2015
5.40% notes due 2016  $-   $400 
5.30% notes due 2017   -    400 
Floating rate Euro notes due 2018   1,054    - 
5.30% notes due 2018   -    900 
5.00% notes due 2019   -    900 
1.40% notes due 2019   1,250    - 
Floating rate notes due 2019   250    - 
0.65% Euro notes due 2020   1,054    - 
4.25% notes due 2021   800    800 
1.85% notes due 2021   1,500    - 
1.30% Euro notes due 2023   1,317    - 
3.35% notes due 2023   300    300 
2.50% notes due 2026   1,500    - 
2.25% Euro notes due 2028   790    - 
5.70% notes due 2036   550    550 
5.70% notes due 2037   600    600 
5.375% notes due 2041   600    600 
Industrial development bond obligations, floating rate maturing at various dates through 2037   30    30 
6.625% debentures due 2028   216    216 
9.065% debentures due 2033   51    51 
Other (including capitalized leases and debt issuance costs),
0.7%-8.2% maturing at various dates through 2023
   547    384 
    12,409    6,131 
Less: current portion   (227)   (577)
   $12,182   $5,554 

 

The schedule of principal payments on long-term debt is as follows:

 

   December 31,
2016
2017  $227 
2018   1,122 
2019   1,550 
2020   1,299 
2021   2,312 
Thereafter   5,899 
    12,409 
Less-current portion   (227)
   $12,182 

 

In February 2016, the Company issued €1,000 million Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2018, €1,000 million 0.65% Senior Notes due 2020, €1,250 million 1.30% Senior Notes due 2023 and €750 million 2.25% Senior Notes due 2028 (collectively, the “Euro Notes”). The Euro Notes are senior unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of Honeywell and rank equally with all of Honeywell’s existing and future senior unsecured debt and

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senior to all of Honeywell’s subordinated debt. The offering resulted in gross proceeds of $4,438 million, offset by $23 million in discount and closing costs related to the offering.

 

In October 2016, the Company issued $1,250 million 1.40% Senior Notes due 2019, $250 million Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2019, $1,500 million 1.85% Senior Notes due 2021 and $1,500 million 2.50% Senior Notes due 2026 (collectively, the “Notes”). The Notes are senior unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of Honeywell and rank equally with all of Honeywell’s existing and future senior unsecured debt and senior to all of Honeywell’s subordinated debt. The offering resulted in gross proceeds of $4,500 million, offset by $27 million in discount and closing costs related to the offering.

 

In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company repurchased the entire outstanding principal amount of its $400 million 5.30 % Senior Notes due 2017, $900 million 5.30% Senior Notes due 2018 and $900 million 5.00% Senior Notes due 2019. The cost related to the early redemption, including the “make whole premium”, was $126 million which was recorded in Other (income) expense.

 

On April 29, 2016, the Company entered into Amendment No. 2 (Amendment) to the Amended and Restated $4 billion Credit Agreement dated as of July 10, 2015, as amended by the certain Amendment No. 1 dated as of September 30, 2015 (as so amended, the “Credit Agreement”), with a syndicate of banks. The Credit Agreement is maintained for general corporate purposes. Commitments under the Credit Agreement can be increased pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement to an aggregate amount not to exceed $4.5 billion. The Amendment, among other things, extends the Credit Agreement’s termination date from July 10, 2020 to July 10, 2021.

 

On April 29, 2016, the Company entered into a $1.5 billion 364-Day Credit Agreement (364-Day Credit Agreement) with a syndicate of banks. The 364-Day Credit Agreement is maintained for general corporate purposes.

 

On April 29, 2016, the Company terminated all commitments under the $3 billion credit agreement dated as of September 30, 2015, among the Company, the lenders party thereto and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent. A full description of the Credit Agreement and the 364-Day Credit Agreement can be found in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated April 29, 2016.

 

On August 5, 2016, the Company entered into a $1.5 billion 364-Day Credit Agreement (Second 364-Day Credit Agreement) with a syndicate of banks. The Second 364-Day Credit Agreement is maintained for general corporate purposes. A full description of the Second 364-day Credit Agreement can be found in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated August 5, 2016.

 

On December 23, 2016, the Company terminated all commitments under the Second 364-day credit agreement dated as of August 5, 2016, among the Company, the lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.

 

There have been no borrowings under any of the credit agreements previously described.

 

Note 13. Lease Commitments

 

Future minimum lease payments under operating leases having initial or remaining noncancellable lease terms in excess of one year are as follows:

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   At December 31,
2016
2017  $289 
2018   216 
2019   158 
2020   110 
2021   94 
Thereafter   256 
   $1,123 

 

Rent expense was $387 million, $390 million and $420 million in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

 

Note 14. Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measures

 

Credit and Market Risk—Financial instruments, including derivatives, expose us to counterparty credit risk for nonperformance and to market risk related to changes in interest and currency exchange rates. We manage our exposure to counterparty credit risk through specific minimum credit standards, diversification of counterparties, and procedures to monitor concentrations of credit risk. Our counterparties in derivative transactions are substantial investment and commercial banks with significant experience using such derivative instruments. We monitor the impact of market risk on the fair value and cash flows of our derivative and other financial instruments considering reasonably possible changes in interest rates and currency exchange rates and restrict the use of derivative financial instruments to hedging activities.

 

We continually monitor the creditworthiness of our customers to which we grant credit terms in the normal course of business. The terms and conditions of our credit sales are designed to mitigate or eliminate concentrations of credit risk with any single customer. Our sales are not materially dependent on a single customer or a small group of customers.

 

Foreign Currency Risk Management—We conduct our business on a multinational basis in a wide variety of foreign currencies. Our exposure to market risk for changes in foreign currency exchange rates arises from international financing activities between subsidiaries, foreign currency denominated monetary assets and liabilities and transactions arising from international trade. Our primary objective is to preserve the U.S. Dollar value of foreign currency denominated cash flows and earnings. We attempt to hedge currency exposures with natural offsets to the fullest extent possible and, once these opportunities have been exhausted, through foreign currency exchange forward and option contracts (foreign currency exchange contracts) with third parties.

 

We hedge monetary assets and liabilities denominated in non-functional currencies. Prior to conversion into U.S. dollars, these assets and liabilities are remeasured at spot exchange rates in effect on the balance sheet date. The effects of changes in spot rates are recognized in earnings and included in other (income) expense. We partially hedge forecasted sales and purchases, which occur in the next twelve months and are denominated in non-functional currencies, with foreign currency exchange contracts. Changes in the forecasted non-functional currency cash flows due to movements in exchange rates are substantially offset by changes in the fair value of the foreign currency exchange contracts designated as hedges. Market value gains and losses on these contracts are recognized in earnings when the hedged transaction is recognized. Open foreign currency exchange contracts mature in the next twelve months. At December 31, 2016 and 2015, we had contracts with notional amounts of $9,554 million and $10,538 million to exchange foreign currencies, principally the U.S. Dollar, Euro, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Chinese Renminbi, Indian Rupee, Mexican Peso, Singapore Dollar, U.A.E. Dirham and Swiss Franc.

 

We have also designated foreign currency debt as hedges against portions of our net investment in foreign operations during the year ended December 31, 2016. Gains or losses on the effective portion of the foreign currency debt designated as a net investment hedge are recorded in the same manner as foreign currency translation adjustments. The Company did not have ineffectiveness related to net investment hedges during the year ended December 31, 2016.

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Interest Rate Risk Management—We use a combination of financial instruments, including long-term, medium-term and short-term financing, variable-rate commercial paper, and interest rate swaps to manage the interest rate mix of our total debt portfolio and related overall cost of borrowing. At December 31, 2016 and 2015, interest rate swap agreements designated as fair value hedges effectively changed $1,850 million and $1,100 million of fixed rate debt at rates of 3.39% and 4.00% to LIBOR based floating rate debt. Our interest rate swaps mature at various dates through 2026.

 

Fair Value of Financial InstrumentsThe FASB’s accounting guidance defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (exit price).

 

Financial and nonfinancial assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The following table sets forth the Company’s financial assets and liabilities that were accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2016 and 2015:

 

   December 31,
   2016  2015
Assets:          
Foreign currency exchange contracts  $152   $28 
Available for sale investments   1,670    1,501 
Interest rate swap agreements   69    92 
           
Liabilities:          
Foreign currency exchange contracts  $2   $17 
Interest rate swap agreements   48    - 

 

The foreign currency exchange contracts and interest rate swap agreements are valued using broker quotations, or market transactions in either the listed or over-the-counter markets. As such, these derivative instruments are classified within level 2. The Company also holds investments in commercial paper, certificates of deposits, and time deposits that are designated as available for sale and are valued using published prices based off observable market data. As such, these investments are classified within level 2.

 

The carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, trade accounts and notes receivables, payables, commercial paper and short-term borrowings contained in the Consolidated Balance Sheet approximates fair value. The following table sets forth the Company’s financial assets and liabilities that were not carried at fair value:

 

   December 31, 2016  December 31, 2015
   Carrying
Value
  Fair
Value
  Carrying
Value
  Fair
Value
Assets                    
Long-term receivables  $280   $273   $292   $283 
Liabilities                    
Long-term debt and related current maturities  $12,409   $13,008   $6,131   $6,721 

 

The Company determined the fair value of the long-term receivables by discounting based upon the terms of the receivable and counterparty details including credit quality. As such, the fair value of these receivables is considered level 2. The Company determined the fair value of the long-term debt and related current maturities utilizing transactions in the listed markets for identical or similar liabilities. As such, the fair value of the long-term debt and related current maturities is considered level 2 as well.

 

Interest rate swap agreements are designated as hedge relationships with gains or losses on the derivative recognized in interest and other financial charges offsetting the gains and losses on the underlying debt

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being hedged. Losses on interest rate swap agreements recognized in earnings were $71 million and $2 million in the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015. Gains on interest rate swap agreements recognized in earnings were $38 million in the year ended December 31, 2014. Gains and losses are fully offset by losses and gains on the underlying debt being hedged.

 

We also economically hedge our exposure to changes in foreign exchange rates principally with forward contracts. These contracts are marked-to-market with the resulting gains and losses recognized in earnings offsetting the gains and losses on the non-functional currency denominated monetary assets and liabilities being hedged. We recognized $232 million of income in other (income) expense in the year ended December 31, 2016. We recognize $86 million and $181 million of expense in other (income) expense in the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014. See Note 4 Other (Income) Expense for further details of the net impact of these economic foreign currency hedges.

 

Note 15. Other Liabilities

 

   Years Ended
December 31,
   2016  2015
Pension and other employee related  $2,084   $2,461 
Income taxes   1,041    1,009 
Environmental   259    265 
Insurance   253    257 
Asset retirement obligations   63    65 
Deferred income   81    99 
Other   329    192 
   $4,110   $4,348 

 

Note 16. Capital Stock

 

We are authorized to issue up to 2,000,000,000 shares of common stock, with a par value of $1. Common shareowners are entitled to receive such dividends as may be declared by the Board of Directors, are entitled to one vote per share, and are entitled, in the event of liquidation, to share ratably in all the assets of Honeywell which are available for distribution to the common shareowners. Common shareowners do not have preemptive or conversion rights. Shares of common stock issued and outstanding or held in the treasury are not liable to further calls or assessments. There are no restrictions on us relative to dividends or the repurchase or redemption of common stock.

 

In April 2016, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $5 billion of Honeywell common stock and approximately $4.1 billion remained available as of December 31, 2016. Under the Company’s previous share repurchase plan announced in December 2013 the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $5 billion of Honeywell common stock and $2.2 billion remained available as of December 31, 2015.

 

We purchased approximately 19.3 million and 18.8 million shares of our common stock in 2016 and 2015, for $2,079 million and $1,884 million.

 

We are authorized to issue up to 40,000,000 shares of preferred stock, without par value, and can determine the number of shares of each series, and the rights, preferences and limitations of each series. At December 31, 2016, there was no preferred stock outstanding.

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Note 17. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

The changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are provided in the tables below. Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest consists predominantly of net income.

 

      Pretax    Tax    After Tax 
  Year Ended December 31, 2016               
   Foreign exchange translation adjustment  $(52)  $-   $(52)
   Pensions and other postretirement benefit adjustments   (336)   101    (235)
   Changes in fair value of effective cash flow hedges   134    (26)   108 
     $(254)  $75   $(179)
  Year Ended December 31, 2015               
   Foreign exchange translation adjustment  $(1,152)  $-   $(1,152)
   Pensions and other postretirement benefit adjustments   129    (45)   84 
   Changes in fair value of effective cash flow hedges   (11)   3    (8)
     $(1,034)  $(42)  $(1,076)
  Year Ended December 31, 2014               
   Foreign exchange translation adjustment  $(1,044)  $-   $(1,044)
   Pensions and other postretirement benefit adjustments   (1,707)   624    (1,083)
   Changes in fair value of available for sale investments   (246)   76    (170)
   Changes in fair value of effective cash flow hedges   24    (4)   20 
     $(2,973)  $696   $(2,277)

 

 Components of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)  

 

     December 31,