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Section 1: 8-K

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

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 23, 2018

 

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

 

1-8974
(Commission File Number)
  22-2640650
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
     
115 Tabor Road, Morris Plains, New Jersey
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
  07950
(Zip Code)

 

(973) 455-2000
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

o Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 
ITEM 7.01REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE.

 

During the course of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) review of the Form 10 filing for the planned spin-off of its Transportation Systems business, Garrett Motion Inc. (“Garrett”), Honeywell International Inc. (“Honeywell”, the “Company” or “We”) has been engaged in discussions with the staff of the SEC (the “Staff”) regarding Garrett’s accounting for its liability for unasserted Bendix-related asbestos claims and, in conjunction therewith, reviewed the accounting treatment of its legacy Bendix asbestos liabilities. The Staff’s comments related to Garrett’s accounting in this area are also applicable to Honeywell’s historical financial statements.

Following these discussions, the Company revised its accounting related to the time period associated with the determination of appropriate accruals for the legacy Bendix asbestos-related liability for unasserted claims in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification 450, Contingencies (“ASC 450”). The prior accounting treatment, disclosed in our footnotes to our historical financial statements, applied a five-year time horizon; the revised treatment reflects the full term of epidemiological projections through 2059. The change was made in consideration of a number of factors, including the subjective nature of applying a five-year or any other fixed time horizon when estimating liability for unasserted claims, recent changes by several other registrants to accrue for unasserted asbestos claims over the full term of the epidemiological projections and the desire to facilitate comparability among Honeywell, Garrett and their respective peers.

Our consolidated balance sheets, consolidated statements of operations, consolidated statements of comprehensive income, consolidated statements of shareholders’ equity, and consolidated statements of cash flows relative to prior periods will be immaterially revised to correct the Company’s application of ASC 450 with respect to Bendix-related asbestos liabilities. We assessed the materiality of this revision to prior periods’ financial statements in accordance with SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 99, Materiality (“SAB 99”) and SAB 108, Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements, codified in ASC 250, Presentation of Financial Statements. The Company concluded that the revision was not material to any prior period financial statements, and therefore prior periods will be revised when they are presented in reports to be filed for future periods. A summary of these revisions is presented in Exhibit 99 furnished herewith. The accounting revision will have an immaterial positive impact to Honeywell’s full-year 2018 earnings per share, but will have no material impact on operating income and no impact to net sales, segment margin, or operating cash flow.

The impact of the above revisions on the Company’s previously reported consolidated balance sheets, certain net income and earnings per share information, certain illustrative disclosures regarding the Company’s revised Bendix asbestos liability information which will be reflected in the Company’s future filings, and certain disclosures from the Company’s press release dated January 26, 2018, are presented in Exhibit 99 furnished herewith.

 

Honeywell also received a comment from the Staff regarding the Company’s estimate of its NARCO-related asbestos liability. We have concluded review of our accounting for asbestos-related liabilities, and it has been determined that no change to such estimate is required for any previously reported period.

ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

 

(d) Exhibit 99 Honeywell International Inc. - Supplemental revised historical information (furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 hereof)
   

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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

 

Date: August 23, 2018

 

  Honeywell International Inc.
     
  By: /s/ Anne Madden
  Anne Madden
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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Section 2: EX-99

Exhibit 99

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
   (Dollars in millions) 
   As Reported   Adjustment   As Revised   As Reported   Adjustment   As Revised 
ASSETS                        
Current assets:                              
Cash and cash equivalents  $8,082   $   $8,082   $7,059   $   $7,059 
Short–term investments   1,768        1,768    3,758        3,758 
Accounts receivable – net   8,600        8,600    8,866        8,866 
Inventories   4,792        4,792    4,613        4,613 
Other current assets   1,537        1,537    1,706        1,706 
Total current assets   24,779        24,779    26,002        26,002 
Investments and long–term receivables   897        897    667        667 
Property, plant and equipment – net   5,968        5,968    5,926        5,926 
Goodwill   18,137        18,137    18,277        18,277 
Other intangible assets – net   4,261        4,261    4,496        4,496 
Insurance recoveries for asbestos related liabilities   409    65    474    411    68    479 
Deferred income taxes   355        355    236    15    251 
Other assets   5,054        5,054    3,372        3,372 
Total assets  $59,860   $65   $59,925   $59,387   $83   $59,470 
LIABILITIES                              
Current liabilities:                              
Accounts payable  $6,808   $   $6,808   $6,584   $   $6,584 
Commercial paper and other short–term borrowings   4,447        4,447    3,958        3,958 
Current maturities of long–term debt   133        133    1,351        1,351 
Accrued liabilities   6,630        6,630    6,968        6,968 
Total current liabilities   18,018        18,018    18,861        18,861 
Long–term debt   12,504        12,504    12,573        12,573 
Deferred income taxes   2,751    (245)   2,506    2,894    (230)   2,664 
Postretirement benefit obligations other than pensions   497        497    512        512 
Asbestos related liabilities   1,178    1,083    2,261    1,173    1,087    2,260 
Other liabilities   7,134        7,134    5,930        5,930 
Redeemable noncontrolling interest   5        5    5        5 
SHAREOWNERS’ EQUITY                              
Capital – common stock issued   958        958    958        958 
– additional paid–in capital   6,317        6,317    6,212        6,212 
Common stock held in treasury, at cost   (17,557)       (17,557)   (15,914)       (15,914)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (2,222)       (2,222)   (2,235)       (2,235)
Retained earnings   30,104    (773)   29,331    28,255    (774)   27,481 
Total Honeywell shareowners’ equity   17,600    (773)   16,827    17,276    (774)   16,502 
Noncontrolling interest   173        173    163        163 
Total shareowners’ equity   17,773    (773)   17,000    17,439    (774)   16,665 
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and shareowners’ equity  $59,860   $65   $59,925   $59,387   $83   $59,470 

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Selected Financial Data

 

The details of the selected financial data revisions for the years ended December 31, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 are as follows:

 

   Years Ended December 31, 
   (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013 
As Reported                    
Net income attributable to Honeywell  $1,655   $4,809   $4,768   $4,239   $3,924 
Earnings per share of common stock—basic  $2.17   $6.29   $6.11   $5.40   $4.99 
Earnings per share of common stock—assuming dilution  $2.14   $6.20   $6.04   $5.33   $4.92 
As Revised                         
Net income attributable to Honeywell  $1,545   $4,812   $4,771   $4,262   $3,922 
Earnings per share of common stock—basic  $2.03   $6.30   $6.12   $5.43   $4.99 
Earnings per share of common stock—assuming dilution  $2.00   $6.21   $6.04   $5.36   $4.92 

 

There was no impact to net sales or to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities as a result of the revisions for the years ended December 31, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

 

Unaudited Quarterly Financial Information

 

The details of the unaudited quarterly financial information revisions for the quarters of 2018, 2017 and 2016 are as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended 
   June
30,
2018
  March
31,
2018
  December
31,
2017
  September
30,
2017
  June
30,
2017
  March
31,
2017
  December
31,
2016
  September
30,
2016
  June
30,
2016
  March
31,
2016
 
   (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
As Reported                                
Net income (loss) attributable to Honeywell  $1,267  $1,438  $(2,411)  $1,348  $1,392  $1,326  $1,034  $1,240  $1,319  $1,216 
Earnings (loss) per share of common stock—basic  $1.70  $1.92  $(3.18)  $1.77  $1.82  $1.74  $1.36  $1.62  $1.73  $1.58 
Earnings (loss) per share of common stock—assuming dilution  $1.68  $1.89  $(3.18)  $1.75  $1.80  $1.71  $1.34  $1.60  $1.70  $1.56 
As Revised                                          
Net income (loss) attributable to Honeywell  $1,267  $1,439  $(2,519)  $1,345  $1,391  $1,328  $1,029  $1,250  $1,318  $1,215 
Earnings (loss) per share of common stock—basic  $1.70  $1.92  $(3.32)  $1.76  $1.82  $1.74  $1.35  $1.64  $1.73  $1.58 
Earnings (loss) per share of common stock—assuming dilution  $1.68  $1.89  $(3.32)  $1.74  $1.80  $1.72  $1.33  $1.61  $1.70  $1.56 

 

There was no impact to net sales or to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities as a result of the revisions in the three months ended March 31 and June 30, 2018 or the three months ended March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31, 2017 and 2016.

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The following information presents certain illustrative disclosures regarding the Company’s revised Bendix-related asbestos claims liability information which will be reflected in the Company’s future filings.

 

Asbestos Matters

 

The Company has revised its method for reasonably estimating its liability for unasserted Bendix asbestos-related claims by considering the epidemiological projections through 2059 of future incidence of Bendix asbestos-related disease. Using this method, the Company’s Bendix asbestos-related liability is estimated to be $1,693 million as of June 30, 2018. This is $1,083 million higher than the Company’s prior estimation which applied a five-year horizon when estimating the liability for unasserted Bendix asbestos-related claims. The Bendix asbestos-related insurance assets are estimated to be $187 million as of June 30, 2018, which is $65 million higher than the Company’s prior estimate.

 

The following tables summarize information concerning Bendix asbestos related balances:

 

Asbestos Related Liabilities

 

    Bendix  
    (in millions)  
    As
Reported
    Adjustment     As Revised  
December 31, 2017   $ 616     $ 1,087     $ 1,703  
Accrual for update to estimated liability     92       (4 )     88  
Asbestos related liability payments     (98 )           (98 )
June 30, 2018   $ 610     $ 1,083     $ 1,693  
                         
Insurance Recoveries for Asbestos Related Liabilities
                         
    Bendix  
    (in millions)  
    As
Reported
    Adjustment     As Revised  
December 31, 2017   $ 123     $ 68     $ 191  
Probable insurance recoveries related to estimated liability     12       (3 )     9  
Insurance receipts for asbestos related liabilities     (13 )           (13 )
June 30, 2018   $ 122     $ 65     $ 187  
                         
Bendix Products The following tables present information regarding Bendix related asbestos claims activity, which did not change due to the Company’s revision:
                         
    Six Months
Ended
June 30,
      Years Ended
December 31,
 
    2018     2017     2016  
Claims Activity                        
Claims unresolved at the beginning of period     6,280       7,724       7,779  
Claims filed     1,210       2,645       2,830  
Claims resolved     (1,377 )     (4,089 )     (2,885 )
Claims unresolved at the end of period     6,113       6,280       7,724  

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   June 30,   December 31, 
   2018   2017   2016 
Disease Distribution of Unresolved Claims            
Mesothelioma and other cancer claims   2,876    3,062    3,490 
Nonmalignant claims   3,237    3,218    4,234 
Total claims   6,113    6,280    7,724 

 

Honeywell has experienced average resolution values per claim excluding legal costs as follows:

 

   Years Ended December 31, 
   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013 
   (in whole dollars) 
Malignant claims  $56,000   $44,000   $44,000   $53,500   $51,000 
Nonmalignant claims  $2,800   $4,485   $100   $120   $850 

 

It is not possible to predict whether resolution values for Bendix-related asbestos claims will increase, decrease or stabilize in the future.

 

Our consolidated financial statements reflect an estimated liability for resolution of pending (claims actually filed as of the financial statement date) and unasserted Bendix-related asbestos claims. We have valued Bendix pending and unasserted claims using average resolution values for the previous five years. We update the resolution values used to estimate the cost of Bendix pending and unasserted claims during the fourth quarter of each year.

 

Honeywell now reflects the inclusion of all years through 2059 rather than a subset of future years when estimating the liability for unasserted Bendix-related asbestos claims. Such estimated cost of unasserted Bendix-related asbestos claims is based on historic claims filing experience and dismissal rates, disease classifications, and resolution values in the tort system for the previous five years.

 

Our insurance receivable corresponding to the liability for settlement of pending and unasserted Bendix-related asbestos claims reflects coverage which is provided by a large number of insurance policies written by dozens of insurance companies in both the domestic insurance market and the London excess market. Based on our ongoing analysis of the probable insurance recovery, insurance receivables are recorded in our Consolidated Financial Statements simultaneous with the recording of the estimated liability for the underlying asbestos claims. This determination is based on our analysis of the underlying insurance policies, our historical experience with our insurers, our ongoing review of the solvency of our insurers, judicial determinations relevant to insurance programs, and our consideration of the impacts of any settlements reached with our insurers.

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NARCO and Bendix asbestos related balances are included in the following balance sheet accounts:

 

   June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
   As Reported   Adjustment   As Revised   As Reported   Adjustment   As Revised 
   (Dollars in millions)  (Dollars in millions)
Other current assets  $24   $   $24   $24   $   $24 
Insurance recoveries for asbestos related liabilities   409    65    474    411    68    479 
   $433   $65   $498   $435   $68   $503 
                               
Accrued liabilities  $350   $   $350   $350   $   $350 
Asbestos related liabilities   1,178    1,083    2,261    1,173    1,087    2,260 
   $1,528   $1,083   $2,611   $1,523   $1,087   $2,610 

 

The following information presents a revision to the non-gaap reconciliation as it was previously reported in the Company’s press release dated January 26, 2018.

 

Reconciliation of Earnings Per Share to Earnings Per Share, Excluding Pension Mark-to-Market Expense, Separation Costs and Impacts from 4Q17 U.S. Tax Legislation Charge (Unaudited)

 

    Twelve Months
Ended December
31, 2017(a)
    Twelve Months
Ended December
31, 2017(a)
 
    As Reported     As Revised  
Earnings per share of common stock - assuming dilution (EPS)   $ 2.14     $ 2.00  
Pension mark-to-market expense     0.09       0.09  
Separation costs     0.02       0.02  
Impacts from 4Q17 U.S. tax legislation charge     4.86       5.04  
EPS, excluding pension mark-to-market expense, separation costs, and impacts from 4Q17 U.S. tax legislation charge   $ 7.11     $ 7.15  

 

 

(a) Utilizes weighted average shares of approximately 772.1 million for full year. Pension mark-to-market expense uses a blended tax rate of 23%.

 

We believe earnings per share, excluding pension mark-to-market expense, separation costs and impacts from 4Q17 U.S. tax legislation charge is a measure that is useful to investors and management in understanding our ongoing operations and in analysis of ongoing operating trends.

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