Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 28, 2014
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
The unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements reflect all adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair statement of the results of operations, financial position and cash flows.  All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature.  The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) for interim financial information.  Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted as permitted by such rules and regulations. 

We revised the classification of certain amounts for "Cost of sales" and "Selling, general and administrative expenses" for 2014 and 2013. In connection with the integration of recently acquired North American distributors and anticipating the future acquisition and integration of the entire North American channel, our Distribution segment has developed a framework against which Distribution management intends to measure the performance of the distribution channel. The segment EBIT (defined as earnings before interest expense, taxes and noncontrolling interests) performance measure is unchanged, however, certain activities that were previously classified in "Selling, general and administrative expenses" will be classified as "Cost of sales" to align with the new framework and allow for consistent treatment across the channel. We revised the expense presentation of our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the periods presented to follow the new cost framework. The net impact of this revision for the six months ended June 29, 2014 was $39 million and for the three and nine months ended September 29, 2013, were $28 million and $76 million , respectively. The revision had no impact on reported net income, cash flows or the balance sheet.

Additionally, certain other reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform to the presentation of the current period condensed financial statements.
Our reporting period usually ends on the Sunday closest to the last day of the quarterly calendar period.  The third quarters of 2014 and 2013 ended on September 28 and September 29, respectively.  The interim periods for both 2014 and 2013 contained 13 weeks, while the nine month periods both contained 39 weeks.  Our fiscal year ends on December 31, regardless of the day of the week on which December 31 falls.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.  Significant estimates and assumptions in these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements require the exercise of judgment and are used for, but not limited to, allowance for doubtful accounts, estimates of future cash flows and other assumptions associated with goodwill and long-lived asset impairment tests, useful lives for depreciation and amortization, warranty programs, determination of discount and other rate assumptions for pension and other postretirement benefit expenses, income taxes and deferred tax valuation allowances, lease classifications and contingencies.  Due to the inherent uncertainty involved in making estimates, actual results reported in future periods may be different from these estimates.
The weighted-average diluted common shares outstanding exclude the anti-dilutive effect of certain stock options since such options had an exercise price in excess of the monthly average market value of our common stock.  The options excluded from diluted earnings per share for the three and nine month periods ended September 28, 2014 and September 29, 2013, were as follows:
Three months ended
Nine months ended
September 28, 2014
September 29, 2013
September 28, 2014
September 29, 2013
Options excluded




These interim condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.  Our interim period financial results for the three and nine month interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for any other interim period or for the entire year.  The year-end Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP.