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Section 1: 10-Q

United States

Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 10-Q

 

 

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2018

 

OR

 

o TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from ______ to _____

 

Commission file number 1-8974

 

Honeywell International Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

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

 

  (973) 455-2000  
  (Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)  
     
  Not Applicable  
  (Former name, former address and former fiscal year,
if changed since last report)
 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x  No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files). Yes x  No o

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

There were 740,288,303 shares of Common Stock outstanding at September 30, 2018.

   

Honeywell International Inc.

Index

 

Part I.   Financial Information Page No.
  Item 1. Financial Statements:  
       
    Consolidated Statement of Operations (unaudited) – Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 3
       
    Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (unaudited) – Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 4
       
    Consolidated Balance Sheet (unaudited) – September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 5
       
    Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (unaudited) – Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 6
       
    Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 7
       
  Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 32
       
  Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risks 43
       
  Item 4. Controls and Procedures 43
       
Part II.   Other Information  
       
  Item 1. Legal Proceedings 44
       
  Item 1A. Risk Factors 44
       
  Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 44
       
  Item 5. Other Information 44
       
  Item 6. Exhibits 46
       
Signatures   47

 

Cautionary Statement about Forward-Looking Statements

 

This report contains “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 we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future. They are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in the 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 from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements, including with respect to any changes in or abandonment of the proposed spin-off. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. These forward-looking statements should be considered in the light of the information included in this report and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the Risk Factors, as well as the description of trends and other factors in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, set forth in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

The financial statements and related footnotes as of September 30, 2018 should be read in conjunction with the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017 contained in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Honeywell International Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   2018  2017  2018  2017
   (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
Product sales  $8,477   $8,052   $25,414   $23,671 
Service sales   2,285    2,069    6,659    6,020 
Net sales   10,762    10,121    32,073    29,691 
Costs, expenses and other                    
Cost of products sold   6,127    5,795    18,234    16,982 
Cost of services sold   1,429    1,259    4,127    3,622 
    7,556    7,054    22,361    20,604 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   1,524    1,524    4,527    4,403 
Other (income) expense   (275)   (316)   (859)   (834)
Interest and other financial charges   99    81    277    235 
    8,904    8,343    26,306    24,408 
Income before taxes   1,858    1,778    5,767    5,283 
Tax expense (benefit)   (498)   416    679    1,188 
Net income   2,356    1,362    5,088    4,095 
Less: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest   18    17    44    31 
Net income attributable to Honeywell  $2,338   $1,345   $5,044   $4,064 
Earnings per share of common stock - basic  $3.15   $1.76   $6.76   $5.33 
Earnings per share of common stock - assuming dilution  $3.11   $1.74   $6.67   $5.26 
Cash dividends per share of common stock  $0.7450   $0.6650   $2.2350   $1.9950 

 

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

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Honeywell International Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   2018  2017  2018  2017
   (Dollars in millions)
Net income  $2,356   $1,362   $5,088   $4,095 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax                    
Foreign exchange translation adjustment   49    56    61    112 
Prior service credit (cost)   35    -    35    (46)
Actuarial (gains) losses recognized   (3)   2    2    7 
Prior service (credit) cost recognized   (18)   (17)   (55)   (49)
Pension and other postretirement benefits adjustments   14    (15)   (18)   (88)
Effective portion of cash flow hedges recognized in other comprehensive income (loss)   24    (36)   27    (98)
Less: Reclassification adjustment for gains (losses) included in net income   (9)   9    (40)   52 
Changes in fair value of effective cash flow hedges   33    (45)   67    (150)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax   96    (4)   110    (126)
Comprehensive income   2,452    1,358    5,198    3,969 
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to the noncontrolling interest   8    18    31    36 
Comprehensive income attributable to Honeywell  $2,444   $1,340   $5,167   $3,933 

 

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

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Honeywell International Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheet

(Unaudited)

 

   September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
   (Dollars in millions)
ASSETS     
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $    9,803   $7,059 
Short-term investments   1,850    3,758 
Accounts receivable - net   8,568    8,866 
Inventories   5,061    4,613 
Other current assets   1,346    1,706 
Total current assets   26,628    26,002 
Investments and long-term receivables   754    667 
Property, plant and equipment - net   5,966    5,926 
Goodwill   18,186    18,277 
Other intangible assets - net   4,202    4,496 
Insurance recoveries for asbestos related liabilities   465    479 
Deferred income taxes   376    251 
Other assets   5,350    3,372 
Total assets  $61,927   $59,470 
LIABILITIES          
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable  $7,050   $6,584 
Commercial paper and other short-term borrowings   3,977    3,958 
Current maturities of long-term debt   215    1,351 
Accrued liabilities   6,658    6,968 
Total current liabilities   17,900    18,861 
Long-term debt   14,059    12,573 
Deferred income taxes   1,905    2,664 
Postretirement benefit obligations other than pensions   440    512 
Asbestos related liabilities   2,252    2,260 
Other liabilities   6,948    5,930 
Redeemable noncontrolling interest   7    5 
SHAREOWNERS’ EQUITY          
Capital - common stock issued   958    958 
            - additional paid-in capital   6,398    6,212 
Common stock held in treasury, at cost   (18,102)   (15,914)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (2,125)   (2,235)
Retained earnings   31,110    27,481 
Total Honeywell shareowners’ equity   18,239    16,502 
Noncontrolling interest   177    163 
Total shareowners’ equity   18,416    16,665 
Total liabilities, redeemable noncontrolling interest and shareowners’ equity  $61,927   $59,470 

 

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

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Honeywell International Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

   Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   2018  2017
   (Dollars in millions)
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income  $5,088   $4,095 
Less: Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest   44    31 
Net income attributable to Honeywell   5,044    4,064 
Adjustments to reconcile net income attributable to Honeywell to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Depreciation   558    534 
Amortization   304    298 
Repositioning and other charges   756    586 
Net payments for repositioning and other charges   (519)   (394)
Pension and other postretirement income   (769)   (562)
Pension and other postretirement benefit payments   (67)   (71)
Stock compensation expense   131    133 
Deferred income taxes   (482)   (77)
Other   (163)   (38)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of the effects of acquisitions and divestitures:          
Accounts receivable   131    (408)
Inventories   (459)   (400)
Other current assets   356    13 
Accounts payable   466    404 
Accrued liabilities   (412)   (288)
Net cash provided by operating activities   4,875    3,794 
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Expenditures for property, plant and equipment   (522)   (613)
Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment   4    46 
Increase in investments   (2,882)   (4,149)
Decrease in investments   4,634    2,793 
Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (51)   (72)
Other   250    (196)
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities   1,433    (2,191)
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Proceeds from issuance of commercial paper and other short-term borrowings   19,300    8,808 
Payments of commercial paper and other short-term borrowings   (19,153)   (8,608)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock   242    463 
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt   26    39 
Payments of long-term debt   (1,303)   (69)
Repurchases of common stock   (2,308)   (1,335)
Cash dividends paid   (1,669)   (1,554)
Pre-separation funding   1,604    - 
Other   (141)   (131)
Net cash used for financing activities   (3,402)   (2,387)
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents   (162)   330 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   2,744    (454)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   7,059    7,843 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $9,803    7,389 

 

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

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Note 1. Basis of Presentation

 

In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the financial position of Honeywell International Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“Honeywell” or “the Company”) at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 and the results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 should not necessarily be taken as indicative of the entire year.

 

We report our quarterly financial information using a calendar convention; the first, second and third quarters are consistently reported as ending on March 31, June 30 and September 30. It has been our practice to establish actual quarterly closing dates using a predetermined fiscal calendar, which requires our businesses to close their books on a Saturday in order to minimize the potentially disruptive effects of quarterly closing on our business processes. The effects of this practice are generally not significant to reported results for any quarter and only exist within a reporting year. In the event that differences in actual closing dates are material to year-over-year comparisons of quarterly or year-to-date results, we will provide appropriate disclosures. Our actual closing dates for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were September 29, 2018 and September 30, 2017.

 

Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

The accounting policies of the Company are set forth in Note 1 to Consolidated Financial Statements contained in the Company’s 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K. We include herein certain updates to those policies.

 

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

 

Sales Recognition—Product and service sales are recognized when or as we transfer control of the promised products or services to our customer. Revenue is measured as the amount of consideration we expect to receive in exchange for transferring goods or providing services. 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 with performance obligations satisfied over time are recognized using either an input or output method. We recognize revenue over time as we perform on these contracts because of the continuous transfer of control to the customer. With control transferring over time, revenue is recognized based on the extent of progress towards completion of the performance obligation. We generally use the cost-to-cost input method of progress for our contracts because it best depicts the transfer of control to the customer that occurs as we incur costs. Under the cost-to-cost method, the extent of progress towards completion is measured based on the proportion of costs incurred to date to the total estimated costs at completion of the performance obligation. Provisions for anticipated losses on long-term contracts are recorded in full when such losses become evident, to the extent required.

 

The customer funding for costs incurred for nonrecurring engineering and development activities of our products under agreements with commercial customers is deferred and subsequently recognized as revenue as products are delivered to the customers. Additionally, expenses incurred, up to the customer agreed funded amount, are deferred as an asset and recognized as cost of sales when products are delivered to the customer. The deferred customer funding and costs result in recognition of deferred costs (asset) and deferred revenue (liability) on our Consolidated Balance Sheet.

 

Revenues for our mechanical service programs are recognized as performance obligations are satisfied over time, with recognition reflecting a series of distinct services using the output method.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

The terms of a contract or the historical business practice can give rise to variable consideration due to, but not limited to, cash-based incentives, rebates, performance awards, or credits. We estimate variable consideration at the most likely amount we will receive from customers. We include estimated amounts in the transaction price to the extent it is probable that a significant reversal of cumulative revenue recognized for such transaction will not occur, or when the uncertainty associated with the variable consideration is resolved. Our estimates of variable consideration and determination of whether to include estimated amounts in the transaction price are based largely on an assessment of our anticipated performance and all information (historical, current and forecasted) that is reasonably available to us.

 

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

 

Pension Benefits—On January 1, 2018, we retrospectively adopted the new accounting guidance on presentation of net periodic pension costs. That guidance requires that we disaggregate the service cost component of net benefit costs and report those costs in the same line item or items in the Consolidated Statement of Operations as other compensation costs arising from services rendered by the pertinent employees during the period. The other non-service components of net benefit costs are required to be presented separately from the service cost component.

 

Following the adoption of this guidance, we continue to record the service cost component of Pension ongoing (income) expense in Costs of products and services sold and Selling, general and administrative expenses. The remaining components of net benefit costs within Pension ongoing (income) expense, primarily interest costs and assumed return on plan assets, are now recorded in Other (income) expense. We will continue to 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). The MTM Adjustment will also be reported in Other (income) expense.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

We consider the applicability and impact of all Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). ASUs not listed below were assessed and determined to be either not applicable or are expected to have minimal impact on our consolidated result of operations, financial position and cash flows (Consolidated Financial Statements).

 

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, with early adoption permitted. We expect to adopt the requirements of the new standard effective January 1, 2019. The guidance requires the use of a modified retrospective approach. In July 2018, the FASB issued updated guidance which allows an additional transition method to adopt the new leases standard at the adoption date, as compared to the beginning of the earliest period presented, and recognize a cumulative-effect adjustment to the beginning balance of retained earnings in the period of adoption. The Company expects to elect this transition method at the adoption date of January 1, 2019. We are currently finalizing our lease portfolio analysis to determine the impact to the Consolidated Financial Statements. We are implementing processes and information technology tools to assist in our ongoing lease data collection and analysis, and updating our accounting policies and internal controls that would be impacted by the new guidance, to ensure readiness for adoption in the first quarter of 2019.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

In August 2017, the FASB issued amendments to hedge accounting guidance. These amendments are intended to better align a company’s risk management strategies and financial reporting for hedging relationships. Under the new guidance, more hedging strategies will be eligible for hedge accounting and the application of hedge accounting is simplified. In addition, the new guidance amends presentation and disclosure requirements. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 with early adoption permitted, including for interim periods within those years. The Company does not expect the adoption of this ASU to have a material impact on its Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

In February 2018, the FASB issued guidance that allows for an entity to elect to reclassify the income tax effects on items within accumulated other comprehensive income resulting from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“U.S. Tax Reform”) to retained earnings. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 with early adoption permitted, including interim periods within those years. Upon adoption, the Company does not expect to elect to reclassify the stranded income tax effects of U.S. Tax Reform from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings.

 

Note 3. Repositioning and Other Charges

 

A summary of repositioning and other charges follows:

 

     Three Months Ended    Nine Months Ended
     September 30,    September 30,
     2018     2017     2018     2017 
Severance  $39   $75   $100   $177 
Asset impairments   26    22    74    57 
Exit costs   8    11    48    20 
Reserve adjustments   1    (7)   (2)   (7)
Total net repositioning charge   74    101    220    247 
Asbestos related litigation charges, net of insurance   59    55    157    155 
Probable and reasonably estimable environmental liabilities   150    62    334    167 
Other   16    17    45    17 
Total net repositioning and other charges  $299   $235   $756   $586 
                     

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

                     
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,    September 30,
    2018    2017    2018    2017 
Cost of products and services sold  $261   $198   $605   $506 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   38    37    110    54 
Other (income) expense   -    -    41    26 
   $299   $235   $756   $586 
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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

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

 

    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
    2018    2017    2018    2017 
Aerospace  $54   $64   $157   $219 
Home and Building Technologies   4    15    17    57 
Performance Materials and Technologies   12    28    85    30 
Safety and Productivity Solutions   39    34    52    34 
Corporate   190    94    445    246 
   $299   $235   $756   $586 

 

In the quarter ended September 30, 2018, we recognized gross repositioning charges totaling $73 million including severance costs of $39 million related to workforce reductions of 816 manufacturing and administrative positions across our segments. The workforce reductions were primarily related to site transitions, mainly in Safety and Productivity Solutions and Performance Materials and Technologies, to more cost-effective locations. The repositioning charges included asset impairments of $26 million primarily due to the write-off of certain capitalized assets in Corporate and manufacturing equipment associated with a site transition in Performance Materials and Technologies.

 

In the quarter ended September 30, 2017, we recognized gross repositioning charges totaling $108 million including severance costs of $75 million related to workforce reductions of 1,700 manufacturing and administrative positions across our segments. The workforce reductions were primarily related to site transitions, mainly in Safety and Productivity Solutions and Aerospace, to more cost-effective locations and cost savings actions taken in connection with our productivity and ongoing functional transformation initiatives. The repositioning charges included asset impairments of $22 million primarily related to the write-down of a research and development facility in Corporate in connection with a planned exit from such facility.

 

In the nine months ended September 30, 2018, we recognized gross repositioning charges totaling $222 million including severance costs of $100 million related to workforce reductions of 2,700 manufacturing and administrative positions across our segments. The workforce reductions were primarily related to site transitions, mainly in Safety and Productivity Solutions, Performance Materials and Technologies and Aerospace, to more cost-effective locations and to cost savings actions taken in connection with our productivity and ongoing functional transformation initiatives. The repositioning charges included asset impairments of $74 million primarily related to the write-down of a legacy property in Corporate in connection with its planned disposition, and the write-off of certain capitalized assets in Corporate and manufacturing equipment associated with a site transition in Performance Materials and Technologies. The repositioning charges included exit costs of $48 million primarily related to a termination fee associated with the early cancellation of a supply agreement for certain raw materials in Performance Materials and Technologies.

 

In the nine months ended September 30, 2017, we recognized gross repositioning charges totaling $254 million including severance costs of $177 million related to workforce reductions of 4,224 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 and with site transitions, mainly in Aerospace and Safety and Productivity Solutions, to more cost-effective locations. The repositioning charges included asset impairments of $57 million primarily in Corporate related to the write-down of a research and development facility in connection with a planned exit from such facility and legacy properties in connection with their planned sale.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

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

 

    Severance   Asset   Exit    
    Costs   Impairments   Costs   Total
December 31, 2017  $442   $-   $71   $513 
Charges   100    74    48    222 
Usage - cash   (182)   -    (52)   (234)
Usage - noncash   -    (75)   -    (75)
Foreign currency translation   (5)   -    -    (5)
Adjustments   -    1    (3)   (2)
September 30, 2018  $355   $-   $64   $419 
                     

Certain repositioning projects in 2018 and 2017 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 are not expected to be significant.

 

In the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the other charge of $45 million mainly relates to reserves taken due to the required wind-down of our activities in Iran and the evaluation of potential resolution of a certain legal matter.

 

Note 4. Other (Income) Expense

                     
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
    2018    2017    2018    2017 
                                     
Interest income  $(55)  $(39)  $(154)  $(106)
Pension ongoing income – non-service   (301)   (247)   (906)   (732)
Other postretirement income – non-service   (12)   (6)   (24)   (16)
Equity income of affiliated companies   (14)   (14)   (38)   (31)
Foreign exchange   (15)   (10)   (27)   14 
Separation costs   116    -    234    - 
Other (net)   6    -    56    37 
   $(275)  $(316)  $(859)  $(834)

 

Separation costs are associated with our previously announced spin-offs of our Homes and Global Distribution business and Transportation Systems business, and are primarily associated with third party services.

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, Other (net) includes asset impairments in Corporate related to the write-down of a legacy property in connection with its planned disposition. Refer to Note 3 Repositioning and Other Charges.

 

Note 5. Income Taxes

 

The effective tax rate decreased for the quarter primarily from a reduction of accrued withholding taxes of approximately $1.1 billion related to unremitted foreign earnings from an internal legal entity restructuring completed in the quarter, partially offset by $132 million of tax costs associated with the internal restructuring of the Homes and Global Distribution business and Transportation Systems business in advance of their spin-offs. Other changes to the tax rate include increased tax benefits from U.S. Tax Reform and fewer tax reserves, partially offset by reduced benefits from foreign tax credits and employee share-based compensation.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

The effective tax rate decreased for the nine months primarily from a reduction of accrued withholding taxes of approximately $1.1 billion related to unremitted foreign earnings from an internal legal entity restructuring, partially offset by $423 million of tax costs associated with the internal restructuring of the Homes and Global Distribution business and Transportation Systems business in advance of their spin-offs. Other changes to the tax rate include lower benefits from foreign tax credits and employee share-based compensation, partially offset by increased tax benefits from U.S. Tax Reform.

 

The effective tax rate for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018 was lower than the U.S. federal statutory rate of 21% primarily from a reduction of withholding taxes related to unremitted foreign earnings.

 

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. government enacted tax legislation that included changes to the taxation of foreign earnings by implementing a dividend exemption system, expansion of the current anti-deferral rules, a minimum tax on low-taxed foreign earnings and new measures to deter base erosion. The tax legislation also included a permanent reduction in the corporate tax rate to 21%, repeal of the corporate alternative minimum tax, expensing of capital investment, and limitation of the deduction for interest expense. Furthermore, as part of the transition to the new tax system, a one-time transition tax was imposed on a U.S. shareholder’s historical undistributed earnings of foreign affiliates. 

 

As described in Note 5 Income Taxes in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K, we were able to reasonably estimate certain effects of the tax legislation and, therefore, recorded provisional amounts, including the deemed repatriation transition tax. The Company has not finalized the accounting for the tax effects of the tax legislation, primarily related to computations of earnings and profits and deferred tax balances for tax returns that have not been finalized. However, during the quarter ended September 30, 2018 the Company recognized a measurement period adjustment resulting in additional tax expense of approximately $30 million. The Company continues to gather additional information and expects to complete our accounting within the prescribed measurement period.

 

Note 6. Earnings Per Share

 

    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
Basic   2018    2017    2018    2017 
Net income attributable to Honeywell  $2,338   $1,345   $5,044   $4,064 
Weighted average shares outstanding   741.8    762.2    746.0    763.1 
Earnings per share of common stock  $3.15   $1.76   $6.76   $5.33 
                     
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
Assuming Dilution   2018    2017    2018    2017 
Net income attributable to Honeywell  $2,338   $1,345   $5,044   $4,064 
                     
Average Shares                    
Weighted average shares outstanding   741.8    762.2    746.0    763.1 
Dilutive securities issuable - stock plans   10.2    9.2    10.0    10.0 
Total weighted average shares outstanding   752.0    771.4    756.0    773.1 
Earnings per share of common stock  $3.11   $1.74   $6.67   $5.26 

 

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. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the weighted average number of stock options excluded from the computations were 3.0 million and 2.4 million. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the weighted average number of stock options excluded from the computations were 4.2 million and 3.8 million. These stock options were outstanding at the end of each period.

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Honeywell International Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

As of September 30, 2018 and 2017, total shares outstanding were 740.3 million and 760.1 million and as of September 30, 2018 and 2017, total shares issued were 957.6 million.

 

Note 7. Revenue Recognition and Contracts with Customers

 

Adoption

 

On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted new guidance on revenue from contracts with customers using the modified retrospective method applied to contracts that were not completed as of January 1, 2018. Results for reporting periods beginning after January 1, 2018 are presented under the new guidance, while prior period amounts are not adjusted and continue to be reported in accordance with previous guidance.

 

We recorded a net decrease to opening retained earnings of $75 million as of January 1, 2018, for the cumulative impact of adopting the new guidance. The impact primarily related to the change in accounting for mechanical service programs (change from input to output method, resulting in unbilled receivables (within Accounts receivable – net) and deferred revenue (within Accrued liabilities) being eliminated through Retained earnings) and for customer funding and the related costs incurred for nonrecurring engineering and development activities (deferral of revenues and related incurred costs until products are delivered to customers, resulting in increases in both deferred costs (assets) and deferred revenue (liability) by approximately $1.1 billion at adoption).

 

   Balance at
December 31,
2017
  New
Revenue
Standard
Adjustment
  Balance at
January 1,
2018
ASSETS                               
Current assets:               
Accounts receivable - net  $8,866   $(149)  $8,717 
Inventories   4,613    (10)   4,603 
Deferred income taxes   251    40    291 
Other assets   3,372    1,082    4,454 
LIABILITIES               
Current liabilities:               
Accrued liabilities   6,968    (48)   6,920 
Deferred income taxes   2,664    1    2,665 
Other liabilities   5,930    1,084    7,014 
SHAREOWNERS’ EQUITY               
Retained earnings   27,481    (75)   27,406 
Noncontrolling interest  $163   $1   $164 

 

Under the modified retrospective method of adoption, we are required to disclose the impact to revenues had we continued to follow our accounting policies under the previous revenue recognition guidance. We estimate that the impact to revenues for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018 would have been a decrease of approximately $90 million and $285 million, which is primarily due to the net impact of the classification change and deferral impact of nonrecurring engineering and development activities, and the net impact from service programs with certain amounts being recognized that would have previously been deferred, and certain amount being deferred that would have previously been recognized.

 

Refer to Note 2 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies for a summary of our significant policies for revenue recognition.

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Honeywell International Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Disaggregated Revenue

 

Honeywell has a comprehensive offering of products and services, including software and technologies, that are sold to a variety of customers in multiple end markets. See the following table and related discussions by operating segment for details.

 

    Three Months
Ended
September 30,
2018
  Nine Months
Ended
 September 30,
2018
Aerospace                                       
Commercial Aviation Original Equipment   $ 724     $ 2,131  
Commercial Aviation Aftermarket     1,370       3,964  
Defense Services     1,134       3,348  
Transportation Systems     802       2,622  
      4,030       12,065  
Home and Building Technologies                
Products and Software     521       1,554  
Distribution (ADI)     671       1,985  
Connected Buildings     201       632  
Building Solutions     605       1,769  
Building Products     519       1,556  
      2,517       7,496  
Performance Materials and Technologies                
UOP     722       2,012  
Process Solutions     930       2,781  
Smart Energy     295       931  
Specialty Products     279       847  
Fluorine Products     414       1,301  
      2,640       7,872  
Safety and Productivity Solutions                
Safety and Retail     564       1,680  
Productivity Products     329       1,017  
Warehouse and Workflow Solutions     463       1,299  
Sensing & Internet-of-Things (IoT)     219       644  
      1,575       4,640  
Net sales   $ 10,762     $ 32,073  

 

Aerospace – A global supplier of products, software and services for aircraft and vehicles. Products include aircraft propulsion engines, auxiliary power units, environmental control systems, integrated avionics, electric power systems, hardware for engine controls, flight safety, communications, and navigation, satellite and space components, aircraft wheels and brakes, turbochargers and thermal systems. Software includes engine controls, flight safety, communications, navigation, radar and surveillance systems, internet connectivity and aircraft instrumentation. Services are provided to customers for the repair, overhaul, retrofit and modification of propulsion engines, auxiliary power units, avionics and mechanical systems and aircraft wheels and brakes.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Home and Building Technologies – A global provider of products, software, solutions and technologies. Products include controls and displays for heating, cooling, indoor air quality, ventilation, humidification, combustion, lighting and home automation; sensors, switches, control systems and instruments for measuring pressure, air flow, temperature and electrical current; access control; video surveillance; fire detection; remote patient monitoring systems; and installation, maintenance and upgrades of systems that keep buildings safe, comfortable and productive. Software includes monitoring and managing heating, cooling, indoor air quality, ventilation, humidification, combustion, lighting and home automation; advanced applications for home/building control and optimization; video surveillance; and to support remote patient monitoring systems. Installation, maintenance and upgrade services of products used in commercial building applications for heating, cooling, maintaining indoor air quality, ventilation, humidification, combustion, lighting, video surveillance and fire safety.

 

Performance Materials and Technologies – A global provider of products, software, solutions and technologies. Products include catalysts, absorbents, equipment and high-performance materials, devices for measurement, regulation, control and metering of gases and electricity, and metering and communications systems for water utilities and industries. Software is provided to support process technologies supporting automation and to monitor a variety of industrial processes used in industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, metals, minerals and mining industries. Services are provided for installation and maintenance of products.

 

Safety and Productivity Solutions – A global provider of products, software and solutions. Products include personal protection equipment and footwear, gas detection devices, mobile computing, data collection and thermal printing devices, automation equipment for supply chain and warehouse automation and custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls. Software and solutions are provided to customers for supply chain and warehouse automation, to manage data and assets to drive productivity and for computing, data collection and thermal printing.

 

For a summary by disaggregated product and services sales for each segment, refer to Note 13 Segment Financial Data.

 

We recognize revenue arising from performance obligations outlined in contracts with our customers that are satisfied at a point in time and over time. The disaggregation of our revenue based off timing of recognition is as follows:

 

   Three Months
Ended
  Nine Months
Ended
   September 30,  September 30,
   2018  2018
Products, transferred point in time    67%   68%
Products, transferred over time   11    11 
Net product sales   78    79 
Services, transferred point in time   7    7 
Services, transferred over time   15    14 
Net service sales   22    21 
Net sales   100%   100%
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Honeywell International Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Contract Balances

 

Progress on satisfying performance obligations under contracts with customers and the related billings and cash collections are recorded on the Consolidated Balance Sheet in Accounts receivable - net and Other assets (the current and noncurrent portions, respectively, of unbilled receivables (contract assets) and billed receivables) and Accrued liabilities and Other liabilities (the current and noncurrent portions, respectively, of customer advances and deposits (contract liabilities)). Unbilled receivables (contract assets) arise when the timing of cash collected from customers differs from the timing of revenue recognition, such as when contract provisions require specific milestones to be met before a customer can be billed. Those assets are recognized when the revenue associated with the contract is recognized prior to billing and derecognized when billed in accordance with the terms of the contract. Contract liabilities are recorded when customers remit contractual cash payments in advance of us satisfying performance obligations under contractual arrangements, including those with performance obligations to be satisfied over a period of time. Contract liabilities are derecognized when revenue is recorded, either when a milestone is met triggering the contractual right to bill or when the performance obligation is satisfied.

 

Contract balances are classified as assets or liabilities on a contract-by-contract basis at the end of each reporting period.

 

The following table summarizes our contract assets and liabilities balances:

 

   2018
Contract assets - January 1  $1,721 
Contract assets - September 30   1,689 
Change in contract assets - increase (decrease)  $(32)
      
Contract liabilities - January 1  $(2,973)
Contract liabilities - September 30   (3,165)
Change in contract liabilities - (increase) decrease  $(192)
      
Net change  $(224)

 

The net change was primarily driven by the receipt of advance payments from customers exceeding reductions from recognition of revenue as performance obligations were satisfied and related billings. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, we recognized revenue of $122 million and $1,023 million that was previously included in the beginning balance of contract liabilities.

 

When contracts are modified to account for changes in contract specifications and requirements, we consider whether the modification either creates new or changes the existing enforceable rights and obligations. Contract modifications that are for goods or services that are not distinct from the existing contract, due to the significant integration with the original good or service provided, are accounted for as if they were part of that existing contract. The effect of a contract modification on the transaction price and our measure of progress for the performance obligation to which it relates, is recognized as an adjustment to revenue (either as an increase in or a reduction of revenue) on a cumulative catch-up basis. When the modifications include additional performance obligations that are distinct and at relative stand-alone selling price, they are accounted for as a new contract and performance obligation, which are recognized prospectively.

 

Performance Obligations

 

A performance obligation is a promise in a contract to transfer a distinct good or service to the customer, and is defined as the unit of account. A contract’s transaction price is allocated to each distinct performance obligation and recognized as revenue when, or as, the performance obligation is satisfied. When our contracts with customers require highly complex integration or manufacturing services that are not separately identifiable from other promises in the contracts and, therefore, not distinct, then the entire contract is accounted for as a single

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Honeywell International Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

performance obligation. In situations when our contract includes distinct goods or services that are substantially the same and have the same pattern of transfer to the customer over time, they are recognized as a series of distinct goods or services. For any contracts with multiple performance obligations, we allocate the contract’s transaction price to each performance obligation based on the estimated relative standalone selling price of each distinct good or service in the contract. For product sales, each product sold to a customer typically represents a distinct performance obligation. In such cases, the observable standalone sales are used to determine the stand alone selling price.

 

Performance obligations are satisfied as of a point in time or over time. Performance obligations are supported by contracts with customers, providing a framework for the nature of the distinct goods, services or bundle of goods and services. The timing of satisfying the performance obligation is typically indicated by the terms of the contract. The following table outlines our performance obligations disaggregated by segment.

 

   September 30,
2018
Aerospace  $    9,868 
Home and Building Technologies   6,500 
Performance Materials and Technologies   6,198 
Safety and Productivity Solutions   1,902 
   $24,468 

 

Performance obligations recognized as of September 30, 2018 will be satisfied over the course of future periods. Our disclosure of the timing for satisfying the performance obligation is based on the requirements of contracts with customers. However, from time to time, these contracts may be subject to modifications, impacting the timing of satisfying the performance obligations. Performance obligations expected to be satisfied within one year and greater than one year are 56% and 44%.

 

The timing of satisfaction of our performance obligations does not significantly vary from the typical timing of payment. Typical payment terms of our fixed-price over time contracts include progress payments based on specified events or milestones, or based on project progress. For some contracts we may be entitled to receive an advance payment.

 

We have applied the practical expedient for certain revenue streams to exclude the value of remaining performance obligations for (i) contracts with an original expected term of one year or less or (ii) contracts for which we recognize revenue in proportion to the amount we have the right to invoice for services performed.

 

Note 8. Accounts Receivable - Net

 

   September 30,  December 31,
   2018  2017
Trade  $8,813   $9,068 
Less - Allowance for doubtful accounts   (245)   (202)
   $8,568   $8,866 

 

Trade receivables include $1,685 million and $1,853 million of unbilled balances under long-term contracts as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017. These amounts are billed in accordance with the terms of the customer contracts to which they relate.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Note 9. Inventories

 

   September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
Raw materials  $      1,334   $   1,193 
Work in process   860    790 
Finished products   2,904    2,669 
    5,098    4,652 
Reduction to LIFO cost basis   (37)   (39)
   $5,061   $4,613 
           

Note 10. Long-term Debt and Credit Agreements

          
           
   September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
Two year floating rate Euro notes due 2018  $-   $1,199 
1.40% notes due 2019   1,250    1,250 
Three year floating rate notes due 2019   250    250 
Two year floating rate notes due 2019   450    450 
1.80% notes due 2019   750    750 
0.65% Euro notes due 2020   1,158    1,199 
4.25% notes due 2021   800    800 
1.85% notes due 2021   1,500    1,500 
1.30% Euro notes due 2023   1,448    1,499 
3.35% notes due 2023   300    300 
2.50% notes due 2026   1,500    1,500 
2.25% Euro notes due 2028   868    900 
5.70% notes due 2036   441    441 
5.70% notes due 2037   462    462 
5.375% notes due 2041   417    417 
3.812% notes due 2047   445    445 
Industrial development bond obligations, floating rate maturing at various dates through 2037   22    22 
6.625% debentures due 2028   201    201 
9.065% debentures due 2033   51    51 
Other (including capitalized leases and debt issuance costs), 5.0% weighted average maturing at various dates through 2025   334    288 
    12,647    13,924 
Garrett pre-separation funding:          
2.50% Euro term loan due 2023   387    - 
2.75% Euro term loan due 2025   440    - 
4.881% term loan due 2025   425    - 
5.125% Euro notes due 2026   410    - 
Debt issuance costs   (35)   - 
    1,627    - 
Total   14,274    13,924 
Less: current portion   (215)   (1,351)
   $14,059   $12,573 

 

On January 29, 2018, the Company completed an exchange offer for any and all of its outstanding 3.812% Notes due 2047, which had not been registered (“Unregistered Notes”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”) for an equal principal amount of new 3.812% Notes due 2047 which had been registered under the Securities Act (“Registered Notes”). 99.4% of the Unregistered Notes were exchanged for Registered Notes, representing 99.4% of the principal amount of the Company’s outstanding 3.812% Notes due 2047.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

On February 22, 2018, the Company paid its Two year floating rate Euro notes.

 

In connection with the spin-off of the Transportation Systems business, named Garrett Motion Inc. (“Garrett”), wholly owned subsidiaries of Garrett issued notes and entered new credit facilities. On September 27, 2018 the Company received net proceeds of $1,604 million from such borrowings.

 

On February 16, 2018, the Company entered into a $1.5 billion 364-Day Credit Agreement with a syndicate of banks. This 364-Day Credit Agreement is maintained for general corporate purposes.

 

On April 27, 2018, the Company entered into a $4 billion Amended and Restated Five Year Credit Agreement (the “5-Year Credit Agreement”), with a syndicate of banks. The 5-Year Credit Agreement is maintained for general corporate purposes. Commitments under the 5-Year Credit Agreement can be increased pursuant to the terms of the 5-Year Credit Agreement to an aggregate amount not to exceed $4.5 billion. The 5-Year Credit Agreement amends and restates the previously reported $4 billion five year credit agreement dated as of July 10, 2015 (the “Prior Agreement”). The 5-Year Credit Agreement has substantially the same material terms and conditions as the Prior Agreement.

 

On April 27, 2018, the Company entered into an additional $1.5 billion 364-Day Credit Agreement with a syndicate of banks. This 364-Day Credit Agreement is maintained for general corporate purposes.

 

As of September 30, 2018, there are no outstanding borrowings under any of our credit agreements.

 

Note 11. Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measures

 

Our credit, market, foreign currency and interest rate risk management policies are described in Note 14, Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measures of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

The following table sets forth the Company’s financial assets and liabilities that were accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis:

 

   September 30,
2018
  December 31,
2017
Assets:      
Foreign currency exchange contracts  $          44   $17 
Available for sale investments   2,009        3,916 
Interest rate swap agreements   13    44 
Liabilities:          
Foreign currency exchange contracts  $19   $70 
Interest rate swap agreements   95    52 

 

The foreign currency exchange contracts, interest rate swap agreements, and cross currency 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 Company also holds available for sale investments in U.S. government and corporate debt securities valued utilizing published prices based on quoted market pricing, which are classified within level 1.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

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:

 

   September 30, 2018  December 31, 2017
   Carrying
Value
  Fair
Value
  Carrying
Value
  Fair
Value
Assets            
Long-term receivables  $332   $319   $296   $289 
Liabilities                    
Long-term debt and related current maturities  $14,274   $14,768   $13,924   $14,695 

 

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 being hedged. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, we recognized $12 million and $75 million of losses in earnings on interest rate swap agreements. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, we recognized $4 million and $6 million of losses in earnings on interest rate swap agreements. Gains and losses are fully offset by losses and gains on the underlying debt being hedged.

 

We economically hedge our exposure to changes in foreign exchange rates primarily 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 $30 million and $245 million of income in Other (income) expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 on these contracts. We recognized $76 million and $194 million of expense in Other (income) expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Note 12. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) by Component

 

    Foreign
Exchange
Translation
Adjustment
  Pension
and Other
Postretirement
Benefits
Adjustments
  Changes in
Fair Value
of Effective
Cash Flow
Hedges
 
  Total
Balance at December 31, 2017   $        (1,981 )   $     (202 )   $       (52 )   $     (2,235 )
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications     61       35       27       123  
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income     -       (53 )     40       (13 )
Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)     61       (18 )     67       110  
Balance at September 30, 2018   $ (1,920 )   $ (220 )   $ 15     $ (2,125 )
                                 
    Foreign
Exchange
Translation
Adjustment
  Pension
and Other
Postretirement
Benefits
Adjustments
 
  Changes in
Fair Value
of Effective
Cash Flow
Hedges
  Total
Balance at December 31, 2016   $ (1,944 )   $ (879 )   $ 109     $ (2,714 )
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications     112       (46 )     (98 )     (32 )
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income     -       (42 )     (52 )     (94 )
Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)     112       (88 )     (150 )     (126 )
Balance at September 30, 2017   $ (1,832 )   $ (967 )   $ (41 )   $ (2,840 )
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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Note 13. Segment Financial Data

 

We globally manage our business operations through four reportable operating segments. Segment information is consistent with how management reviews the businesses, makes investing and resource allocation decisions and assesses operating performance.

 

Honeywell’s senior management evaluates segment performance based on segment profit. Each segment’s profit is measured as segment income (loss) before taxes excluding general corporate unallocated expense, interest and other financial charges, stock compensation expense, pension and other postretirement income (expense), repositioning and other charges, and other items within Other (income) expense.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   2018  2017  2018  2017
Net sales                    
Aerospace                    
Products  $2,747   $2,452   $8,275   $7,393 
Services   1,283    1,205    3,790    3,484 
Total   4,030    3,657    12,065    10,877 
Home and Building Technologies                    
Products   2,157    2,125    6,423    6,154 
Services   360    354    1,073    1,008 
Total   2,517    2,479    7,496    7,162 
Performance Materials and Technologies                    
Products   2,089    2,140    6,346    6,181 
Services   551    431    1,526    1,304 
Total   2,640    2,571    7,872    7,485 
Safety and Productivity Solutions                    
Products   1,484    1,335    4,370    3,943 
Services   91    79    270    224 
Total   1,575    1,414    4,640    4,167 
   $10,762   $10,121   $32,073   $29,691 
Segment profit                    
Aerospace  $891   $780   $2,702   $2,395 
Home and Building Technologies   430    421    1,273    1,189 
Performance Materials and Technologies   560    563    1,676    1,599 
Safety and Productivity Solutions   262    213    760    621 
Corporate   (53)   (82)   (181)   (210)
Total segment profit   2,090    1,895    6,230    5,594 
Interest and other financial charges   (99)   (81)   (277)   (235)
Stock compensation expense(a)   (41)   (39)   (131)   (133)
Pension ongoing income(b)   247    183    745    546 
Other postretirement income(b)   12    6    24    16 
Repositioning and other charges(c)   (299)   (235)   (756)   (586)
Other(d)   (52)   49    (68)   81 
Income before taxes  $1,858   $1,778   $5,767   $5,283 

 

(a) Amounts included in Selling, general and administrative expenses.

(b) Amounts included in Cost of products and services sold and Selling, general and administrative expenses (service costs) and Other income/expense (non-service cost components).

(c) Amounts included in Cost of products and services sold, Selling, general and administrative expenses, and Other income/expense.

(d) Amounts include the other components of Other income/expense not included within other categories in this reconciliation. Equity income/loss of affiliated companies is included in segment profit.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Note 14. Pension Benefits

 

Net periodic pension benefit costs for our significant defined benefit plans include the following components:

 

   U.S. Plans
   Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
   September 30,  September 30,
   2018  2017  2018  2017
Service cost  $35   $43   $105   $129 
Interest cost   143    147    430    440 
Expected return on plan assets   (357)   (316)   (1,071)   (946)
Amortization of prior service (credit)   (11)   (10)   (33)   (32)
   $(190)  $(136)  $(569)  $(409)
                     
   Non-U.S. Plans
   Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
   September 30,   September 30,
   2018  2017  2018  2017
Service cost  $6   $10   $20   $29 
Interest cost   35    37    108    109 
Expected return on plan assets   (108)   (104)   (336)   (305)
Amortization of prior service (credit)   -    (1)   (1)   (1)
   $(67)  $(58)  $(209)  $(168)
                     
In the first quarter of 2018, the asset mix of our U.S. Qualified Pension Plan (the “Plan”) was changed. Fixed income assets were increased to approximately 50% of the Plan’s total assets and matched with the liability profile of the Plan. The Plan’s remaining assets are comprised of return-seeking assets including equity securities, private equity investments and real estate investments. We review our asset allocations on a regular basis in order to achieve our long-term investment objectives on a risk adjusted basis.
                     
Note 15. Commitments and Contingencies
                     
Environmental Matters
                     
Our environmental matters are described in Note 19 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
                     
The following table summarizes information concerning our recorded liabilities for environmental costs:
                     
December 31, 2017    $595 
Accruals for environmental matters deemed probable and reasonably estimable     334 
Environmental liability payments     (133)
Other     (5)
September 30, 2018    $791 
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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Environmental liabilities are included in the following balance sheet accounts:

 

   September 30,  December 31,
   2018  2017
Accrued liabilities  $201   $226 
Other liabilities   590    369 
   $791   $595 

 

We do not currently possess sufficient information to reasonably estimate the amounts of environmental liabilities to be recorded upon future completion of studies, litigation or settlements, and neither the timing nor the amount of the ultimate costs associated with environmental matters can be determined although they could be material to our consolidated results of operations and operating cash flows in the periods recognized or paid. However, considering our past experience and existing reserves, we do not expect that environmental matters will have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position.

 

Asbestos Matters

 

Honeywell is a defendant in asbestos related personal injury actions related to North American Refractories Company (“NARCO”), which was sold in 1986, and Bendix Friction Materials (“Bendix”) business, which was sold in 2014.

 

In the third quarter of 2018, the Company revised its accounting to correct the time period associated with the determination of appropriate accruals for the legacy Bendix asbestos-related liability for unasserted claims. The prior accounting treatment applied a five-year time horizon; the revised treatment reflects the full term of epidemiological projections through 2059. Previously issued financial statements have been revised for this correction with the following effects: The Company’s revised estimated asbestos-related liabilities are now $2,610 million as of December 31, 2017, which is $1,087 million higher than the Company’s prior estimate. The Company’s Insurance recoveries for asbestos-related liabilities are estimated to be $503 million as of December 31, 2017, which is $68 million higher than the Company’s prior estimate. As of December 31, 2017, the net deferred income taxes impact was $245 million, with a decrease to liabilities and increase to assets, and the cumulative impact on Retained earnings was a decrease of $774 million. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, Cost of services sold increased $5 million and $2 million, Tax expense decreased $2 million and $0 million, and Net income decreased $3 million and $2 million.

 

This revision followed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance review of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2017, which included review of our prior accounting for liability for unasserted Bendix-related asbestos claims. On September 13, 2018, following completion of Corporation Finance’s review, the SEC Division of Enforcement advised that it has opened an investigation related to this matter. Honeywell intends to provide requested information and otherwise fully cooperate with the SEC staff.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

The following tables summarize information concerning NARCO and Bendix asbestos-related balances:

 

Asbestos Related Liabilities         
   Bendix  NARCO  Total
December 31, 2017  $1,703   $907   $2,610 
Accrual for update to estimated liability   141    27    168 
Asbestos related liability payments   (151)   (26)   (177)
September 30, 2018  $1,693   $908   $2,601 
                
Insurance Recoveries for Asbestos Related Liabilities               
   Bendix   NARCO   Total 
December 31, 2017  $191   $312   $503 
Probable insurance recoveries related to estimated liability   10    -    10 
Insurance receipts for asbestos related liabilities   (24)   (1)   (25)
Insurance receivables settlements   1    -    1 
September 30, 2018  $178   $311   $489 
               
NARCO and Bendix asbestos related balances are included in the following balance sheet accounts:
               
           September 30,  December 31,
           2018  2017
Other current assets          $24   $24 
Insurance recoveries for asbestos related liabilities           465    479 
           $489   $503 
                   
Accrued liabilities          $349   $350 
Asbestos related liabilities           2,252    2,260 
           $2,601   $2,610 

 

NARCO Products – Honeywell’s predecessor, Allied Corporation owned NARCO from 1979 to 1986. When the NARCO business was sold, Honeywell’s predecessor entered into a cross-indemnity agreement with NARCO which included an obligation to indemnify the purchaser for asbestos claims. Such claims arise primarily from alleged occupational exposure to asbestos-containing refractory brick and mortar for high-temperature applications. NARCO ceased manufacturing these products in 1980, and the first asbestos claims were filed in the tort system against NARCO in 1983. Claims filings and related costs increased dramatically in the late 1990s through 2001, which led to NARCO filing for bankruptcy in January 2002. Once NARCO filed for bankruptcy, all then current and future NARCO asbestos claims were stayed against both NARCO and Honeywell pending the reorganization of NARCO.

 

Following the bankruptcy filing, in December 2002 Honeywell recorded a total NARCO asbestos liability of $3.2 billion, which was comprised of three components: (i) the estimated liability to settle pre-bankruptcy petition NARCO claims and certain post-petition settlements ($2.2 billion, referred to as “Pre-bankruptcy NARCO Liability”), (ii) the estimated liability related to then unasserted NARCO claims for the period 2004 through 2018 ($950 million, referred to as “NARCO Trust Liability”), and (iii) other NARCO bankruptcy-related obligations totaling $73 million.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

When the NARCO Trust Liability of $950 million was established in 2002, the methodology for estimating the potential liability was based primarily on: (a) epidemiological projections of the future incidence of disease for the period 2004 through 2018, a fifteen-year period; (b) historical claims rates in the tort system for the five-year period prior to the bankruptcy filing date; and (c) anticipated NARCO Trust payment values set forth in the then current draft of the NARCO Trust Distribution Procedures. The methodology required estimating, by disease, three critical inputs: (i) likely number of claims to be asserted against the NARCO Trust in the future, (ii) percentage of those claims likely to receive payment, and (iii) payment values. The Company utilized outside asbestos liability valuation specialists to support our preparation of the NARCO Trust Liability estimate, which was based on a commonly accepted methodology used by numerous bankruptcy courts addressing 524(g) trusts.

 

In 2002, when we first established our initial liability, NARCO asbestos claims resolution shifted from the tort system to an anticipated NARCO Trust framework, where claims would be processed in accordance with established NARCO Trust Distribution Procedures, including strict medical and exposure criteria for a plaintiff to receive compensation. We believed at the time that the NARCO Trust’s claims filing and resolution experience after the NARCO Trust became operational would be significantly different from pre-bankruptcy tort system experience in light of these more rigorous claims processing requirements in the NARCO Trust Distribution Procedures and Honeywell’s active oversight of claims processing and approval. Given these anticipated differences, we believed that a 15-year time period was the appropriate horizon for establishing a probable and reasonably estimable liability for then unasserted NARCO claims as it represented our best estimate of the time period it would take for the NARCO Trust to be approved by the Bankruptcy Court, become fully operational and generate sufficiently reliable claims data (i.e., a data set which is statistically representative) to enable us to update our NARCO Trust Liability.

 

The NARCO Trust Distribution Procedures were finalized in 2006, and the Company updated its NARCO Trust Liability to reflect the final terms and payment values. The original 15-year period (from 2004 through 2018) for unasserted claims did not change as asbestos claims filings continued to be stayed against both Honeywell and NARCO. The 2006 update resulted in a range of the estimated liability for unasserted claims of $743 million to $961 million, and we believed that no amount within this range was a better estimate than any other amount. In accordance with ASC 450 – Contingencies (“ASC 450”), we recorded the low end of the range of $743 million which resulted in a reduction of $207 million in our NARCO Trust Liability.

 

NARCO emerged from bankruptcy on April 30, 2013, at which time a federally authorized 524(g) trust was established for the evaluation and resolution of all existing and future NARCO asbestos claims. Both Honeywell and NARCO are protected by a permanent channeling injunction barring all present and future individual actions in state or federal courts and requiring all asbestos related claims based on exposure to NARCO asbestos-containing products to be made against the NARCO Trust.

 

The NARCO Trust Agreement and the NARCO Trust Distribution Procedures are the principal documents setting forth the structure of the NARCO Trust. These documents establish Honeywell’s evergreen funding obligations. Honeywell is obligated to fund NARCO asbestos claims submitted to the NARCO Trust which qualify for payment under the Trust Distribution Procedures (Annual Contribution Claims), subject to annual caps of $140 million in 2018 and $145 million for each year thereafter. However, the initial $100 million of claims processed through the NARCO Trust (the Initial Claims Amount) will not count against the annual cap and any unused portion of the Initial Claims Amount will roll over to subsequent years until fully utilized. These documents also establish the material operating rules for the NARCO Trust, including Honeywell audit rights and the criteria claimants must meet to have a valid claim paid. These claims payment criteria include providing the NARCO Trust with adequate medical evidence of the claimant’s asbestos-related condition and credible evidence of exposure to a specific NARCO asbestos-containing product. Further, the NARCO Trust is eligible to receive cash dividends from Harbison-Walker International Inc (“HWI”), the reorganized and renamed entity that emerged, fully operational, from the NARCO bankruptcy. The NARCO Trust is required to use any funding received from HWI to pay Annual Contribution Claims until those funds are exhausted. It is only at this point that Honeywell’s funding obligation to the Trust is triggered. Thus, there is an unrelated primary source for funding that affects Honeywell’s funding of the NARCO Trust Liability.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Once operational, the NARCO Trust began to receive, process and pay claims that had been previously stayed pending the Trust becoming operational. As the NARCO Trust began to pay claims in 2014, we began to assert our on-going audit rights to review and monitor the claims processor’s adherence to the established requirements of the NARCO Trust Distribution Procedures. While doing so, we identified several issues with the way the Trust was implementing the NARCO Trust Distribution Procedures. In 2015, Honeywell filed suit against the NARCO Trust in Bankruptcy Court alleging breach of certain provisions of the NARCO Trust Agreement and NARCO Trust Distribution Procedures. The parties agreed to dismiss the proceeding without prejudice pursuant to an 18-month Standstill Agreement, which expired in October 2017. Notwithstanding its expiration, claims processing continues, and Honeywell continues to negotiate and attempt to resolve remaining disputed issues (that is, instances where Honeywell believes the NARCO Trust is not processing claims in accordance with established NARCO Trust Distribution Procedures). Honeywell reserves its right to seek judicial intervention should negotiations fail.

 

After the NARCO Trust became effective in 2013, the $743 million NARCO Trust Liability was then comprised of:

 

(i)liability for unasserted claims; and
(ii)liability for claims asserted after the NARCO Trust became operational but not yet paid.

 

Although we know the number of claims filed with the NARCO Trust each year, we are not able to determine at this time the portion of the NARCO Trust Liability which represents asserted versus unasserted claims due to the lack of sufficiently reliable claims data because of the claims processing issues described previously.

 

Honeywell maintained the $743 million accrual for NARCO Trust Liability, as there has not been sufficiently reliable claims data history to enable us to update that liability.

 

As of September 30, 2018, our total NARCO asbestos liability of $908 million reflects Pre-bankruptcy NARCO liability of $165 million and NARCO Trust Liability of $743 million. Through September 30, 2018, Pre-bankruptcy NARCO Liability has been reduced by approximately $2 billion since first established in 2002, largely related to settlement payments. The remaining Pre-bankruptcy NARCO liability principally represents estimated amounts owed pursuant to settlement agreements reached during the pendency of the NARCO bankruptcy proceedings that provide for the right to submit claims to the NARCO Trust subject to qualification under the terms of the settlement agreements and Trust Distribution Procedures. The other NARCO bankruptcy obligations were paid in 2013 and no further liability is recorded.

 

As of September 30, 2018, Honeywell has not made any payments to the NARCO Trust for Annual Contribution Claims as any Annual Contribution Claims which have been paid since the Trust became operational have been funded by cash dividends from HWI.

 

Honeywell continues to evaluate the appropriateness of the $743 million NARCO Trust Liability. Despite becoming effective in 2013, the NARCO Trust has experienced delays in becoming fully operational. Violations of the Trust Distribution Procedures and the resulting disputes and challenges, a standstill pending dispute resolution, and limited claims payments, have all contributed to the lack of sufficient normalized data based on actual claims processing experience in the Trust since it began operational. As a result, we have not been able to further update the NARCO Trust Liability. The $743 million NARCO Trust Liability continues to be appropriate because of the unresolved pending claims in the Trust, some portion of which will result in payouts in the future, and because new claims continue to be filed with the NARCO Trust. When sufficiently reliable claims data exists, we will update our estimate of the NARCO Trust Liability and it is possible that a material change may need to be recognized.

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Honeywell International Inc.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Our insurance receivable of $311 million as of September 30, 2018, corresponding to the estimated liability for asserted and unasserted NARCO asbestos claims reflects coverage which reimburses Honeywell for portions of NARCO-related indemnity and defense costs and 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. We conduct analyses to estimate the probable amount of insurance that is recoverable for asbestos claims. 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. We made 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.

 

Bendix Products—Bendix manufactured automotive brake linings that contained chrysotile asbestos in an encapsulated form. Claimants consist largely of individuals who allege exposure to asbestos from brakes from either performing or being in the vicinity of individuals who performed brake replacements. The following tables present information regarding Bendix related asbestos claims activity:

 

                   Nine Months
Ended
  Years Ended
                   September 30,  December 31,
Claims Activity    2018  2017  2016
Claims unresolved at the beginning of period     6,280    7,724    7,779 
Claims filed     1,895    2,645    2,830 
Claims resolved     (2,088)   (4,089)   (2,885)
Claims unresolved at the end of period     6,087    6,280    7,724 
                                
Disease Distribution of Unresolved Claims    September 30,  December 31,
                   2018  2017  2016
Mesothelioma and other cancer claims     2,868    3,062    3,490 
Nonmalignant claims     3,219    3,218    4,234 
Total claims     6,087    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 asserted (claims filed as of the financial statement date) and unasserted Bendix-related asbestos claims and excludes the Company’s legal fees to defend such asbestos claims which will continue to be expensed by the Company as they are incurred. We have valued Bendix asserted and unasserted claims using average resolution values for the previous five years. We update the resolution values used to estimate the cost of Bendix asserted and unasserted claims during the fourth quarter 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 liability for 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.

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Honeywell International Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Our insurance receivable corresponding to the liability for settlement of asserted and unasserted Bendix 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 the 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 our insurance programs, and our consideration of the impacts of any settlements reached with our insurers.

 

Other Matters

 

We are subject to a number of other 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, prior acquisitions and divestitures, employee benefit plans, intellectual property, and environmental, health and safety matters. We recognize a liability for any contingency that is probable of occurrence and reasonably estimable. We continually assess the likelihood of adverse judgments of outcomes in these matters, as well as potential ranges of possible losses (taking into consideration any insurance recoveries), based on a careful analysis of each matter with the assistance of outside legal counsel and, if applicable, other experts. Included in these other matters are the following:

 

Honeywell v. United Auto Workers (UAW) et. al—In September 2011, the UAW and certain Honeywell retirees (Plaintiffs) filed a suit in the Eastern District of Michigan (the District Court) alleging that a series of Master Collective Bargaining Agreements (MCBAs) between Honeywell and the UAW provided the retirees with rights to lifetime, vested healthcare benefits that could never be changed or reduced. Plaintiffs alleged that Honeywell had violated those vested rights by implementing express limitations (CAPS) on the amount Honeywell contributed toward healthcare coverage for the retirees. Honeywell subsequently answered the UAW’s complaint and asserted counterclaims, including for breach of implied warranty.

 

Between 2014 and 2015, Honeywell began enforcing the CAPS against former employees. In response, the UAW and certain of the Plaintiffs filed a motion seeking a ruling that the MCBAs do not limit Honeywell’s obligation to contribute to healthcare coverage for those retirees.

 

On March 29, 2018, the District Court issued its opinion resolving all pending summary judgment motions, except for Honeywell’s counterclaim for breach of implied warranty, which has since been dismissed without prejudice.

 

In the opinion, the District Court held that the MCBAs do not promise retirees vested, lifetime benefits that survive expiration of the MCBAs. Based on this ruling, Honeywell terminated the retirees healthcare coverage benefits altogether as of July 31, 2018. In response, the UAW filed a motion to enjoin Honeywell from completely terminating coverage as of July 31, 2018, arguing that the CAPS themselves are vested and that Honeywell must continue to provide retiree medical benefits at the capped level. On July 28, 2018, the District Court denied the UAW’s motion and entered a final judgment consistent with its March 2018 ruling. The UAW has appealed this decision to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Honeywell believes the District Court’s ruling will be upheld.

 

In the March 2018 opinion, the District Court also held that Honeywell is obligated under the MCBAs to pay the “full premium” for retiree healthcare rather than the capped amount. Based on this ruling, Honeywell would be required to pay monetary damages to retirees for any past years in which Honeywell paid less than the “full premium” of their healthcare coverage. Such damages would be limited, depending on the retiree group, to a two to three-year period ending when the 2016 MCBA expired, and Honeywell would have no ongoing obligation to continue funding healthcare coverage for subsequent periods. Honeywell has appealed the District Court’s ruling on this “full premium” damages issue, and believes that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will reverse the District Court on that issue. In the event the Sixth Circuit were to sustain the District Court’s ruling on this issue, Honeywell would be liable for damages of at least $12 million.

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Honeywell International Inc.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

Given the uncertainty inherent in litigation and investigations (including the specific matter referenced above), we do not believe it is possible to develop estimates of reasonably possible loss in excess of current accruals for these matters (other than as specifically set forth above). Considering our past experience and existing accruals, we do not expect the outcome of these matters, either individually or in the aggregate, to have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position. Because most contingencies are resolved over long periods of time, potential liabilities are subject to change due to new developments, changes in settlement strategy or the impact of evidentiary requirements, which could cause us to pay damage awards or settlements (or become subject to equitable remedies) that could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or operating cash flows in the periods recognized or paid.

 

Note 16. Subsequent Events

 

On October 1, 2018 the Company completed the spin-off of its Transportation Systems business, part of Aerospace, into a standalone, publicly-traded company, Garrett Motion Inc., to Honeywell shareowners. Since the effective date of the spin-off falls within the fiscal fourth quarter, the assets and liabilities associated with Garrett have been included with the Company’s third quarter Consolidated Balance Sheet. The results of operations for Garrett are included in the Consolidated Statement of Operations and Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows through the effective date of the spin-off. The Company entered into certain agreements with Garret to affect our legal and structural separation including a transition services agreement with Garrett to provide certain administrative and other services for a limited time.

 

The Company also entered into an Indemnification and Reimbursement Agreement with a Garrett subsidiary, pursuant to which Garrett’s subsidiary will have an obligation to make cash payments to Honeywell in amounts equal to (i) 90% of Honeywell’s asbestos-related liability payments primarily related to the Bendix business in the United States, as well as certain environmental-related liability payments and accounts payable and non-United States asbestos-related liability payments, in each case related to legacy elements of the Garrett business, including the legal costs of defending and resolving such liabilities, less (ii) 90% of Honeywell’s net insurance receipts and, as may be applicable, certain other recoveries associated with such liabilities. The amount payable to Honeywell in respect of such liabilities arising in any given year will be subject to a cap, payable in the Euro equivalent of approximately $175 million using a fixed exchange rate determined just prior to spinoff. The obligation will continue until the earlier of December 31, 2048, or December 31 of the third consecutive year during which the annual indemnification obligation has been less than the Euro equivalent, at the fixed exchange rate, of $25 million.

 

Honeywell shareowners of record as of the close of business on September 18, 2018 received one share of Garrett common stock for every 10 shares of Honeywell common stock on the distribution date of October 1, 2018. Immediately prior to the effective date of the spin-off, subsidiaries of Garrett incurred debt to make a cash distribution of approximately $1.6 billion to the Company.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
  FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (MD&A)
  (Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

 

The following MD&A 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 months (quarter) and nine months ended September 30, 2018. The financial information as of September 30, 2018 should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017 contained in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted a new accounting standard that resulted in the components of net periodic pension cost and net periodic postretirement benefit cost other than service costs to no longer be presented in Cost of products and services sold and Selling, general and administrative expenses, but to be presented instead within Other (income) expense. See Note 2 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies and Note 4 Other (Income) Expense of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further details.

 

On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted new accounting guidance on revenue from contracts with customers, using the modified retrospective method applied to contracts that were not completed as of January 1, 2018. Results for reporting periods beginning after January 1, 2018 are presented under that guidance, while prior period amounts are not adjusted and continue to be reported in accordance with the previous guidance. See Note 7 Revenue Recognition and Contracts with Customers of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further details.

 

A. Results of Operations – three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 compared with the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017

 

Net Sales        
   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,  
   2018  2017  2018  2017
Net sales  $10,762   $10,121   $32,073   $29,691 
% change compared with prior period   6%        8%     
                     
The change in net sales compared to the prior year period is attributable to the following:
                     
             Three Months  Year to Date
Volume             5%   4%
Price             2%   2%
Foreign Currency Translation             (1)%   2%
              6%   8%
                     
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 the quarter is primarily driven by the strengthening of the U.S. Dollar in the majority of our international markets. The foreign currency translation impact for the nine months is primarily driven by the strengthening of the Euro, British Pound and Chinese Renminbi against the U.S. Dollar.
 
Cost of Products and Services Sold
   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,  
   2018  2017  2018  2017
Cost of products and services sold  $7,556   $7,054   $22,361   $20,604 
% change compared with prior period   7%        9%     
Gross margin percentage   29.8%   30.3%   30.3%   30.6%
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Cost of products and services sold increased in the quarter primarily due to higher direct material costs of approximately $390 million. The direct material increase is attributable to higher organic sales volumes and inflation, partially offset by productivity and a favorable impact from foreign currency translation. Cost of products sold in the quarter also increased due to higher repositioning and other charges of approximately $70 million allocated to cost of products and services sold and higher labor costs of approximately $30 million.

 

Cost of products and services sold increased in the nine months primarily due to higher direct material costs of approximately $1.5 billion. The direct material increase is attributable to higher organic sales volumes, inflation, and an unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation, partially offset by productivity. Cost of products sold in the nine months also increased due to higher labor costs of approximately of $150 million and higher repositioning and other charges of approximately $100 million allocated to cost of products and services sold.

 

Gross margin percentage decreased in the quarter due to higher repositioning and other charges allocated to cost of products and services sold (approximately 0.6 percentage point impact), which was partially offset by higher gross margin in the Home and Building Technologies segment (approximately 0.2 percentage points).

 

Gross margin percentage decreased in the nine months primarily due to higher repositioning and other charges allocated to cost of products and services sold (approximately 0.3 percentage point impact).

 

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   2018  2017  2018  2017
Selling, general and administrative expense  $1,524   $1,524   $4,527   $4,403 
% of sales   14.2%   15.1%   14.1%   14.8%
                     
Selling, general and administrative expenses were flat in the quarter with an increase in selling labor costs on higher sales volumes offset by repositioning productivity.
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses increased for the nine months primarily driven by an increase in selling labor costs, higher repositioning charges allocated to selling, general and administrative expenses, and the unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation, partially offset by productivity, net of inflation.
 
Other (Income) Expense
   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   2018  2017  2018  2017
Other (income) expense  $(275)  $(316)  $(859)  $(834)

 

Other (income) expense decreased for the quarter primarily due to separation costs associated with the announced spin-offs of our Homes and Global Distribution business and Transportation Systems business, partially offset by an increase in pension ongoing income – non-service, favorable impacts of foreign currency and an increase in interest income.

 

Other (income) expense increased for the nine months primarily due to an increase in pension ongoing income – non-service, favorable impacts of foreign currency and an increase in interest income, partially offset by separation costs associated with the announced spin-offs of our Homes and Global Distribution business and Transportation Systems business.

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Tax Expense (Benefit)

 

    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
Tax expense (benefit)   $ (498 )   $ 416     $ 679     $ 1,188  
Effective tax rate     (26.8 %)     23.4 %     11.8 %     22.5 %

 

The effective tax rate decreased for the quarter primarily from a reduction of accrued withholding taxes of approximately $1.1 billion related to unremitted foreign earnings from an internal legal entity restructuring completed in the quarter, partially offset by $132 million of tax costs associated with the internal restructuring of the Homes and Global Distribution business and Transportation Systems business in advance of their spin-offs. Other changes to the tax rate include increased tax benefits from U.S. Tax Reform and fewer tax reserves, partially offset by reduced benefits from foreign tax credits and employee share-based compensation.

 

The effective tax rate decreased for the nine months primarily from a reduction of accrued withholding taxes of approximately $1.1 billion related to unremitted foreign earnings from an internal legal entity restructuring, partially offset by $423 million of tax costs associated with the internal restructuring of the Homes and Global Distribution business and Transportation Systems business in advance of their spin-offs. Other changes to the tax rate include lower benefits from foreign tax credits and employee share-based compensation, partially offset by increased tax benefits from U.S. Tax Reform.

 

The effective tax rate for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2018 was lower than the U.S. federal statutory rate of 21% primarily from a reduction of withholding taxes related to unremitted foreign earnings.

 

The effective tax rates for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017 were lower than the U.S. federal statutory rate of 35% resulting in part from non-U.S. earnings taxed at lower rates and from benefits from manufacturing incentives.

 

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. enacted tax reform that instituted fundamental changes to the taxation of multinational corporations. As a result of the U.S. Tax Reform, we recorded a provisional tax charge at December 31, 2017 of $1.9 billion related to the mandatory transition tax and $2.1 billion related to taxes on undistributed foreign earnings that are no longer intended to be permanently reinvested. We recorded a provisional amount because certain information related to the computation of earnings and profits, distributable reserves, and foreign exchange gains and losses is not readily available; some of the testing dates to determine taxable amounts have not yet occurred; and there is limited information from federal and state taxing authorities regarding the application and interpretation of the recently enacted legislation.  In accordance with current SEC guidance the Company will report the impact of final provisional amounts in the reporting period in which the accounting is completed, which will not exceed one year from the date of enactment of the U.S. Tax Reform. 

 

As of September 30, 2018, the Company has not completed the accounting for the tax effects of U.S. Tax Reform described above, primarily related to computations of earnings and profits and deferred tax balances for tax returns that have not been finalized. However, during the quarter the Company recognized a measurement period adjustment resulting in additional tax expense of approximately $30 million.  The measurement period adjustment primarily relates to revised estimates based on substantially completed tax returns. These amounts are subject to change based on a final determination of such items for tax returns that have not yet been finalized. 

 

The effective tax rate can vary from quarter to quarter for unusual or infrequently occurring items, such as the tax impacts from the resolution of income tax audits, changes in tax laws, employee share-based payments, revisions to the provisional amounts from U.S. Tax Reform, internal restructurings or pension mark-to-market adjustments.

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Net Income Attributable to Honeywell

    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
    2018   2017   2018   2017
Net income attributable to Honeywell   $ 2,338     $ 1,345     $ 5,044     $ 4,064  
Earnings per share of common stock – assuming dilution   $ 3.11     $ 1.74     $ 6.67     $ 5.26  

 

Earnings per share of common stock – assuming dilution increased in the quarter and nine months primarily driven by increased segment profit amongst our business segments, a reduction of accrued withholding taxes related to unremitted foreign earnings, higher pension income and the favorable impact of lower share count, partially offset by tax costs and other separation costs associated with the previously announced spin-offs of our Homes and Global Distribution business and Transportation Systems business as well as higher repositioning and other charges.

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Review of Business Segments

 

   Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
   September 30,  September 30,
         %        %
   2018  2017  Change  2018  2017  Change
Aerospace sales                                  
Commercial Aviation Original Equipment  $724   $593     22 %  $2,131   $1,845     16 %
Commercial Aviation Aftermarket   1,370    1,312     4 %   3,964    3,775     5 %
Defense and Space   1,134    992     14 %   3,348    2,925     14 %
Transportation Systems   802    760     6 %   2,622    2,332     12 %
Total Aerospace sales   4,030    3,657           12,065    10,877        
Home and Building Technologies sales                                  
Homes   1,192    1,139     5 %   3,539    3,282     8 %
Buildings   1,325    1,340     (1 )%   3,957    3,880     2 %
Total Home and Building Technologies sales   2,517    2,479           7,496    7,162        
Performance Materials and Technologies sales                                  
UOP   722    706     2 %   2,012    1,924     5 %
Process Solutions   1,225    1,206     2 %   3,712    3,504     6 %
Advanced Materials   693    659     5 %   2,148    2,057     4 %
Total Performance Materials and Technologies sales   2,640    2,571           7,872    7,485        
Safety and Productivity Solutions sales                                  
Safety   564    537     5 %   1,680    1,587     6 %
Productivity Solutions   1,011    877     15 %   2,960    2,580     15 %
Total Safety and Productivity Solutions sales   1,575    1,414           4,640    4,167        
Net sales  $10,762   $10,121          $32,073   $29,691        
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Aerospace

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   2018  2017  %
Change
  2018  2017  %
Change
Net sales  $4,030   $3,657    10%  $12,065   $10,877    11%
Cost of products and services sold   2,843    2,579         8,470    7,626      
Selling, general and administrative and other expenses   296    298         893    856      
Segment profit  $891   $780    14%  $2,702   $2,395    13%
                               
         2018 vs. 2017
         Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Factors Contributing to Year-Over-Year Change              Sales  Segment
Profit
  Sales  Segment
Profit
Organic growth/ Operational segment profit    10%   16%   9%   10%
Foreign currency translation    -    (1)%   1%   2%
Acquisitions, divestitures and other, net    -    (1)%   1%   1%
Total % change    10%   14%   11%   13%

 

Aerospace sales increased in the quarter due to organic sales growth. Aerospace sales increased in the nine months ended September 30, 2018 primarily due to organic sales growth, the favorable impact of foreign currency translation and the impact of the adoption of the new revenue recognition accounting standard (included within Acquisitions, divestitures and other, net in the table above).

 

·Commercial Aviation Original Equipment sales increased 22% (increased 19% organic) in the quarter and increased 16% (increased 11% organic) in the nine months primarily due to increased demand from air transport, regional, and business aviation original equipment manufacturers (OEM), lower OEM incentives and the impact from the classification of nonrecurring engineering and development funding resulting from the adoption of the new revenue recognition accounting standard.

 

·Commercial Aviation Aftermarket sales increased 4% (increased 6% organic) in the quarter due to growth in air transport, regional and business aviation. Commercial Aviation Aftermarket sales increased 5% (increased 4% organic) in the nine months primarily due to growth in air transport, regional and business aviation.

 

·Defense and Space sales increased 14% (increased 14% organic) in the quarter and nine months primarily driven by growth in U.S. and international defense.

 

·Transportation Systems sales increased 6% (increased 7% organic) in the quarter primarily driven by higher volumes in light vehicle gas turbos, partially offset by foreign currency translation. Transportation Systems sales increased 12% (increased 7% organic) in the nine months primarily driven by higher volumes in light vehicle gas turbos and commercial vehicles and the favorable impact of foreign currency translation.

 

Aerospace segment profit increased in the quarter due to an increase in operational segment profit, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of currency translation, and the impact on service programs from the adoption of the new revenue recognition accounting standard. Aerospace segment profit increased in the nine months due to an increase in operational segment profit, the favorable impact of currency translation, and the impact on service programs from the adoption of the new revenue recognition accounting standard. The increase in operational segment profit in the quarter was driven primarily by productivity, net of inflation, higher organic sales volume and lower OEM incentives. The increase in operational segment profit in the nine months was driven primarily by higher organic sales volume, productivity net of inflation and lower OEM incentives. Cost of products and services sold increased in

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the quarter primarily due to higher organic sales volume and increased in the nine months primarily due to higher organic sales volume and the impact of foreign currency translation and inflation.

 

Home and Building Technologies

 

   Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
   September 30,  September 30,
   2018  2017  % Change  2018  2017  % Change
Net sales  $2,517   $2,479    2%  $7,496   $7,162    5%
Cost of products and services sold   1,644    1,636         4,918    4,714      
Selling, general and administrative and other expenses   443    422         1,305    1,259      
Segment profit  $430   $421    2%  $1,273   $1,189    7%
                               
         2018 vs. 2017
         Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
         September 30,  September 30,
Factors Contributing to Year-Over-Year Change    Sales  Segment
Profit
  Sales  Segment
Profit
Organic growth/ Operational segment profit    3%   4%   3%   5%
Foreign currency translation    (1)%   (2)%   2%   2%
Total % change    2%   2%   5%   7%

 

Home and Building Technologies sales increased in the quarter ended September 30, 2018 primarily driven by organic growth, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency. Home and Building Technologies sales increased in the nine months ended September 30, 2018 primarily driven by organic growth and the favorable impact of foreign currency.

 

·Sales in Homes increased 5% (increased 5% organic) in the quarter primarily due to growth across Products and Distribution (ADI) and increased 8% (increased 6% organic) in the nine months due to growth across Distribution and the favorable impact of foreign currency translation.

 

·Sales in Buildings decreased 1% (increased 1% organic) in the quarter primarily due to the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation, partially offset by organic sales growth. Sales increased 2% (flat organic) in the nine months principally due to the favorable impact of foreign currency translation. Organic sales growth in the quarter was primarily due to Building Solutions. Organic sales growth in the nine months was primarily driven by higher volumes in Building Solutions, offset by lower sales in Building Products.

 

Home and Building Technologies segment profit increased in the quarter due to higher operational segment profit, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. The increase in segment profit in the nine months was due to higher operational segment profit and foreign currency translation. The increase in operational segment profit in the quarter and nine months was primarily driven by pricing and productivity, largely offset by inflation. Cost of products and services sold increased in the quarter due to higher organic sales volumes, partially offset by foreign currency translation, and in the nine months primarily due to higher organic sales volumes and foreign currency translation.

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Performance Materials and Technologies

 

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   2018  2017  %
Change
  2018  2017  %
Change
Net sales  $2,640   $2,571    3%  $7,872   $7,485    5%
Cost of products and services sold   1,715    1,651         5,141    4,876      
Selling, general and administrative and other expenses   365    357         1,055    1,010      
Segment profit  $560   $563    -   $1,676   $1,599    5%
                          
         2018 vs. 2017
         Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Factors Contributing to Year-Over-Year Change    Sales  Segment
Profit
  Sales  Segment
Profit
Organic growth/ Operational segment profit    4%   1%   3%   3%
Foreign currency translation    (1)%   (1)%   2%   2%
Total % change             3%   -    5%   5%

 

Performance Materials and Technologies sales increased in the quarter ended September 30, 2018 primarily due to organic growth, partially offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. Performance Materials and Technologies sales increased in the nine months ended September 30, 2018 due to organic growth and the favorable impact of foreign currency translation.

 

  · UOP sales increased 2% (increased 3% organic) in the quarter driven primarily by increases in engineering revenues, partially offset by decreases in licensing. UOP sales increased 5% (increased 3% organic) in the nine months driven primarily by increased catalyst volumes and increases in engineering revenues, partially offset by lower gas processing equipment revenues.
     
  · Process Solutions sales increased 2% (increased 4% organic) in the quarter driven primarily by increases in maintenance and migration services, partially offset by decreased revenues in smart energy. Process Solutions sales increased 6% (increased 4% organic) in the nine months driven primarily by increases in maintenance and migration services and increased revenues in projects.
     
  · Advanced Materials sales increased 5% (increased 6% organic) in the quarter and increased 4% (increased 2% organic) in the nine months driven primarily by increases in fluorine products revenues.

 

Performance Materials and Technologies segment profit was flat in the quarter due to an increase in operational segment profit offset by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation. Segment profit increased in the nine months due to an increase in operational segment profit and the favorable impact of foreign currency translation. The increase in operational segment profit for the quarter is primarily due to higher pricing and organic sales volume, partially offset by inflation and higher sales of lower margin products. The increase in operational segment profit for the nine months is primarily due to productivity, higher organic sales volume, and pricing, partially offset by higher sales of lower margin products, inflation, and continued investments for growth. Cost of products and services sold increased in the quarter primarily due to higher organic sales volumes and inflation, partially offset by foreign currency translation and productivity. Cost of products and services sold increased in the nine months primarily due to higher organic sales volumes and foreign currency translation, partially offset by productivity, net of inflation.

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Safety and Productivity Solutions

 

   Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   2018  2017  %
Change
  2018  2017  %
Change
Net sales  $1,575   $1,414    11%  $4,640   $4,167    11%
Cost of products and services sold   1,045    933         3,068    2,739      
Selling, general and administrative and other expenses   268    268         812    807      
Segment profit  $262   $213    23%  $760   $621    22%
                               
             2018 vs. 2017
             Three Months Ended
September 30,
  Nine Months Ended
September 30,
Factors Contributing to Year-Over-Year Change    Sales  Segment
Profit
  Sales  Segment
Profit
Organic growth/ Operational segment profit   12%   24%   10%   20%
Foreign currency translation   (1)%   (1)%   1%   2%
Total % change             11%   23%   11%   22%

 

Safety and Productivity Solutions sales increased in the quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2018 due to organic sales growth.

 

  · Sales in Safety increased 5% (increased 6% organic) in the quarter and increased 6% (increased 4% organic) in the nine months due to increased sales volume in Industrial Safety and Retail.
     
  · Sales in Productivity Solutions increased 15% (increased 16% organic) in the quarter and increased 15% (increased 13% organic) in the nine months primarily due to increased organic sales volume in Intelligrated, Sensing and IoT, and Productivity Products.

 

Safety and Productivity Solutions segment profit increased in the quarter and the nine months primarily due to an increase from operational segment profit. The increase in operational segment profit for the quarter is primarily driven by higher sales volume and pricing, partially offset by inflation. The increase in operational segment profit for the nine months was driven by higher sales volume, pricing, and productivity, net of inflation. Cost of products and services sold increased primarily due to higher organic sales and inflation.

 

 

Repositioning and Other Charges

 

Cash spending related to our repositioning actions was $234 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and was funded through operating cash flows. We expect cash spending for repositioning actions to be approximately $300 million in 2018 and to be funded through operating cash flows.

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B. Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Cash Flow Summary

 

   Nine Months Ended
September 30,
   2018  2017
Cash provided by (used for):          
Operating activities  $4,875   $3,794 
Investing activities   1,433    (2,191)
Financing activities   (3,402)   (2,387)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (162)   330 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  $2,744   $(454)

 

Cash provided by operating activities increased by $1,081 million primarily due to a $542 million favorable impact from working capital (favorable accounts receivable and accounts payable, partially offset by inventory) and decreased cash tax payments of $325 million.

 

Cash provided by investing activities increased by $3,624 million primarily due to a net $3,108 million decrease in investments, primarily short term marketable securities, and an increase of $446 million in settlement receipts of foreign currency exchange contracts used as economic hedges on certain non-functional currency denominated monetary assets and liabilities.

 

Cash used for financing activities increased by $1,015 million primarily due to an increase in net debt payments of $1,299 million, an increase in repurchases of common stock of $973 million, a decrease in proceeds from the issuance of common stock of $221 million, and an increase in cash dividends paid of $115 million, partially offset by Garrett pre-separation funding of $1,604 million.

 

Liquidity

 

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, as well as access to the public debt and equity markets. We continue to balance our cash and financing uses through investment in our existing core businesses, debt reduction, acquisition activity, share repurchases and dividends.

 

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 business units 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 2018, 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 $140 million ($99 million of marketable securities were contributed in January 2018) to our non-U.S. plans in 2018 to satisfy regulatory funding requirements. 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.

 

In the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company repurchased $2,308 million of outstanding shares. Under the Company’s previously approved $8 billion share repurchase program, $5.4 billion remained available as of September 30, 2018 for additional share repurchases. Honeywell presently expects to repurchase outstanding shares from time to time to offset the dilutive impact over the long-term of employee stock-based compensation plans, including future option exercises, restricted unit vesting and matching contributions under our savings plans. Additionally, we will seek to reduce share count via share repurchases as and when attractive opportunities arise. The amount and timing of future repurchases may vary depending on market conditions and the level of operating, financing and other investing activities.

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The Company increased the quarterly dividend rate by 10% to $.82 per share of common stock effective with the fourth quarter 2018 dividend.

 

See Note 10 Long-term Debt and Credit Agreements of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for additional discussion of items impacting our liquidity.

 

C. Other Matters

 

Litigation

 

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 Note 15 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of environmental, asbestos and other litigation matters.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Sales Recognition on Long-Term ContractsWe recognize sales for long-term contracts with performance obligations satisfied over time using either an input or output method. We recognize revenue over time as we perform on these contracts based on the continuous transfer of control to the customer. With control transferring over time, revenue is recognized based on the extent of progress towards completion of the performance obligation. We generally use the cost-to-cost input method of progress for our contracts because it best depicts the transfer of control to the customer that occurs as we incur costs. Under the cost-to-cost method, the extent of progress towards completion is measured based on the proportion of costs incurred to date to the total estimated costs at completion of the performance obligation. Due to the nature of the work required to be performed on many of our performance obligations, the estimation of total revenue and cost at completion requires judgment. 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). 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. Impacts from changes in estimates of net sales and cost of sales are recognized on a cumulative catch-up basis, which recognizes in the current period the cumulative effect of the changes on current and prior periods based on a performance obligation’s percentage of completion. 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.

 

Asbestos Related Contingencies and Insurance RecoveriesHoneywell’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 was prepared in 2002, in the same year NARCO filed for bankruptcy protection, using NARCO tort system litigation experience based on a commonly accepted methodology used by numerous bankruptcy courts addressing 524(g) trusts. Accordingly, the estimated value of future NARCO asbestos claims was prepared before there was data on claims filings and payment rates in the NARCO Trust under the Trust Distribution Procedures and prepared when the stay of all NARCO asbestos claims was in effect (which remained in effect until NARCO emerged from Bankruptcy protection). Some critical assumptions underlying this commonly accepted methodology included 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. This estimate 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. Given the Trust’s lack of sufficiently reliable claims data since NARCO emerged from bankruptcy protection, it is not yet possible to update our

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estimated future claim costs based on actual Trust experience. Regarding Bendix Friction Materials (“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 over the full term of epidemiological projections through 2059 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 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 considering any changes to the projected liability, our recovery experience or other relevant factors that may impact future insurance recoveries.

 

See Note 15 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of management’s judgments applied in the recognition and measurement of our asbestos-related liabilities and related insurance recoveries.

 

The financial information as of September 30, 2018 should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017 contained in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

For a discussion of the Company’s critical accounting policies, see Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

See Note 2 Summary of Significant Accounting Policies of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of recent accounting pronouncements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risks

 

For a discussion of the Company’s quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risks, see Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risks, in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K. As of September 30, 2018, there has been no material change in this information.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Honeywell management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act)) as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer concluded that such disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to ensure information required to be disclosed in the reports that Honeywell files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms, and that it is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer, our Chief Financial Officer, and our Controller, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. There have been no changes that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, Honeywell’s internal control over financial reporting that have occurred during the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

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Part II. Other Information

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings
   
  General Legal Matters

 

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 Note 15 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of environmental, asbestos and other litigation matters.

 

  Environmental Matters Involving Potential Monetary Sanctions in Excess of $100,000

 

  None.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

There have been no material changes to the disclosure presented in our 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K under Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

Honeywell purchased 3,971,124 shares of its common stock, par value $1 per share, in the quarter ended September 30, 2018. Under the Company’s previously approved $8 billion share repurchase program, $5.4 billion remained available as of September 30, 2018 for additional share repurchases. The following table summarizes Honeywell’s purchase of its common stock for the quarter ended September 30, 2018:

 

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
             
   (a)  (b)  (c)  (d)
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)
July 2018   2,606,336      $146.14       2,606,336      $5,652    
August 2018   -    -    -   $5,652 
September 2018   1,364,788   $163.68    1,364,788   $5,429 

 

Item 5. Other Information
   
  Iran Threat Reduction and Syrian Human Rights Act of 2012

 

Under the Iran Threat Reduction and Syrian Human Rights Act of 2012, which added Section 13(r) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Honeywell is required to disclose in its periodic reports if it or any of its affiliates knowingly engaged in certain activities, transactions or dealings relating to Iran or with entities or individuals designated pursuant to certain Executive Orders. All of our activities in Iran during the three months ended September 30, 2018, including the activities disclosed below, were conducted by our non-U.S. subsidiaries (i) under General License H, (ii) under General License I, or (iii) under a specific license issued by U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and otherwise in compliance with all applicable laws, including sanctions regulations administered by OFAC.

 

In the three months ended September 30, 2018, the non-U.S. subsidiaries of our UOP business, part of Performance Materials and Technologies, engaged in the following activities related to Iran’s oil, gas and/or petrochemical sectors:

 

  · Delivered services to Iranian counterparties pursuant to existing contracts, which resulted in revenue of approximately $17.2 million.
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  · Sold non-U.S. origin products to non-U.S. third-parties for end-use in Iran pursuant to existing contracts, which resulted in revenue of approximately $0.3 million.

 

Following the wind-down activities authorized by OFAC after the United States’ withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, we will cease doing business in Iran. Such wind-down activities may require additional disclosure pursuant to Section 13(r) of the Act.

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
No.

  Description
10.1   Indemnification and Reimbursement Agreement, dated September 12, 2018, by and among Honeywell ASASCO Inc., Honeywell ASASCO 2 Inc., and Honeywell International Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to Honeywell’s Form 8-K filed September 14, 2018).
     
10.2   Indemnification and Reimbursement Agreement, dated October 14, 2018, by and between New HAPI Inc. and Honeywell International Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to Honeywell’s Form 8-K filed October 15, 2018).
     
11   Computation of Per Share Earnings(1)
     
12   Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges (filed herewith)
     
31.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
     
31.2   Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
     
32.1   Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
     
32.2   Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (filed herewith)
     
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document (filed herewith)
     
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema (filed herewith)
     
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase (filed herewith)
     
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase (filed herewith)
     
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase (filed herewith)
     
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase (filed herewith)

 

(1) Data required is provided in Note 6 Earnings Per Share of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  Honeywell International Inc.
     
Date:  October 19, 2018 By: /s/ John J. Tus
    John J. Tus
Vice President and Controller
(on behalf of the Registrant
and as the Registrant’s
Principal Accounting Officer)
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Section 2: EX-12

EXHIBIT 12

 

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.

STATEMENT RE: COMPUTATION OF RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2018

(Dollars in millions)

 

Determination of Earnings:     
Income before taxes  $5,767 
Add (Deduct):     
Amortization of capitalized interest   14 
Fixed charges   305 
Equity income, net of distributions   (38)
Total earnings, as defined  $6,048 
      
Fixed Charges:     
Rents(a)  $28 
Interest and other financial charges   277 
    305 
Capitalized interest   9 
Total fixed charges  $314 
      
Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges   19.26 
      
(a) Denotes the equivalent of an appropriate portion of rentals representative of the interest factor on all rentals other than for capitalized leases.
 
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Section 3: EX-31.1

EXHIBIT 31.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

SECTION 302

OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Darius Adamczyk, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Honeywell International Inc.;
     
2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
     
3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
     
4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
     
  a) designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
     
  b) designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
     
  c) evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
     
  d) disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting;
     
5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
     
  a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
     
  b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: October 19, 2018 By: /s/ Darius Adamczyk
    Darius Adamczyk
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
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Section 4: EX-31.2

EXHIBIT 31.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

SECTION 302

OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

I, Gregory P. Lewis, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Honeywell International Inc.;
     
2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
     
3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
     
4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
     
  a) designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
     
  b) designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
     
  c) evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
     
  d) disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting;
     
5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
     
  a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
     
  b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
     

 

Date: October 19, 2018 By: /s/ Gregory P. Lewis
    Gregory P. Lewis
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
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Section 5: EX-32.1

EXHIBIT 32.1

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Honeywell International Inc. (the Company) on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2018 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the Report), I, Darius Adamczyk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

  (1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
     
  (2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: October 19, 2018 By: /s/ Darius Adamczyk
    Darius Adamczyk
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
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Section 6: EX-32.2

EXHIBIT 32.2

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Honeywell International Inc. (the Company) on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2018 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the Report), I, Gregory P. Lewis, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

  (1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
     
  (2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: October 19, 2018 By: /s/ Gregory P. Lewis
    Gregory P. Lewis
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
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