KE 03.31.2015 Q3 10Q


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
x  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2015
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    001-36454
KIMBALL ELECTRONICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Indiana
 
35-2047713
(State or other jurisdiction of
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
incorporation or organization)
 
 
1600 Royal Street, Jasper, Indiana
 
47549-1001
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(812) 634-4000
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 and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (Section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Yes  x   No  o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer  o                                                                                       Accelerated filer  o
Non-accelerated filer  x (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)           Smaller reporting company  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

The number of shares outstanding of the Registrant’s common stock as of May 4, 2015 was 29,171,749 shares.





KIMBALL ELECTRONICS, INC.
FORM 10-Q
INDEX
 
Page No.
 
 
 
 
PART I    FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PART II    OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

KIMBALL ELECTRONICS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Share Data)
 
(Unaudited)
 
 

 
March 31,
2015
 
June 30,
2014
ASSETS
 

 
 

Current Assets:
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
61,670

 
$
26,260

Receivables, net of allowances of $240 and $352, respectively
139,196

 
128,425

Inventories
122,799

 
116,159

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
23,488

 
20,490

Total current assets
347,153

 
291,334

Property and Equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $147,842 and $151,747, respectively
94,770

 
97,934

Goodwill
2,564

 
2,564

Other Intangible Assets, net of accumulated amortization of $24,759 and $28,606, respectively
4,271

 
1,830

Other Assets
15,777

 
15,068

Total Assets
$
464,535

 
$
408,730

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHARE OWNERSEQUITY
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
123,537

 
$
119,853

Accrued expenses
27,226

 
26,602

Total current liabilities
150,763

 
146,455

Other long-term liabilities
10,117

 
9,903

Total Liabilities
160,880

 
156,358

Share Owners’ Equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock-no par value
 
 
 
Shares authorized: 15,000,000
Shares issued: none

 

Common stock-no par value
 
 
 
Shares authorized: 150,000,000
Shares issued: 29,172,000 and 29,143,000, respectively

 

Additional paid-in capital
297,443

 

Net Parent investment

 
250,753

Retained earnings
18,811

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(12,599
)
 
1,619

Total Share Owners’ Equity
303,655

 
252,372

Total Liabilities and Share Owners’ Equity
$
464,535

 
$
408,730



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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KIMBALL ELECTRONICS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Per Share Data)
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
March 31
 
March 31
(Unaudited)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Net Sales
$
206,858

 
$
185,680

 
$
618,224

 
$
542,581

Cost of Sales
187,905

 
169,127

 
563,510

 
499,666

Gross Profit
18,953

 
16,553

 
54,714

 
42,915

Selling and Administrative Expenses
8,132

 
9,197

 
27,409

 
25,992

Other General Income

 
(666
)
 

 
(5,688
)
Restructuring Expense

 

 

 
402

Operating Income
10,821

 
8,022

 
27,305

 
22,209

Other Income (Expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest income
10

 
6

 
22

 
32

Interest expense

 
(1
)
 
(5
)
 
(2
)
Non-operating income (expense), net
(896
)
 
98

 
(1,246
)
 
660

Other income (expense), net
(886
)
 
103

 
(1,229
)
 
690

Income Before Taxes on Income
9,935

 
8,125

 
26,076

 
22,899

Provision for Income Taxes
2,744

 
1,769

 
7,265

 
3,645

Net Income
$
7,191

 
$
6,356

 
$
18,811

 
$
19,254

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.25

 
$
0.22

 
$
0.65

 
$
0.66

Diluted
$
0.25

 
$
0.22

 
$
0.64

 
$
0.66

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average Number of Shares Outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
29,172

 
29,143

 
29,159

 
29,143

Diluted
29,318

 
29,143

 
29,344

 
29,143


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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KIMBALL ELECTRONICS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Amounts in Thousands)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, 2015
 
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)
Pre-tax
 
Tax
 
Net of Tax
 
Pre-tax
 
Tax
 
Net of Tax
Net income
 
 
 
 
$
7,191

 
 
 
 
 
$
6,356

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(7,955
)
 
$

 
$
(7,955
)
 
$
54

 
$
(154
)
 
$
(100
)
Postemployment severance actuarial change
201

 
(76
)
 
125

 
128

 
(48
)
 
80

Derivative gain (loss)
4,537

 
(761
)
 
3,776

 
362

 
(72
)
 
290

Reclassification to (earnings) loss:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives
(2,155
)
 
312

 
(1,843
)
 
468

 
(123
)
 
345

Amortization of prior service costs
6

 
(2
)
 
4

 
10

 
(4
)
 
6

Amortization of actuarial change
(44
)
 
18

 
(26
)
 
(28
)
 
10

 
(18
)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
$
(5,410
)
 
$
(509
)
 
$
(5,919
)
 
$
994

 
$
(391
)
 
$
603

Total comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
$
1,272

 
 
 
 
 
$
6,959

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
March 31, 2015
 
March 31, 2014
(Unaudited)
Pre-tax
 
Tax
 
Net of Tax
 
Pre-tax
 
Tax
 
Net of Tax
Net income
 
 
 
 
$
18,811

 
 
 
 
 
$
19,254

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
$
(16,466
)
 
$
(16
)
 
$
(16,482
)
 
$
4,937

 
$
(471
)
 
$
4,466

Postemployment severance actuarial change
449

 
(171
)
 
278

 
(100
)
 
39

 
(61
)
Derivative gain (loss)
6,421

 
(822
)
 
5,599

 
(536
)
 
110

 
(426
)
Reclassification to (earnings) loss:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives
(4,258
)
 
681

 
(3,577
)
 
1,085

 
(249
)
 
836

Amortization of prior service costs
26

 
(9
)
 
17

 
30

 
(12
)
 
18

Amortization of actuarial change
(89
)
 
36

 
(53
)
 
46

 
(18
)
 
28

Other comprehensive income (loss)
$
(13,917
)
 
$
(301
)
 
$
(14,218
)
 
$
5,462

 
$
(601
)
 
$
4,861

Total comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
$
4,593

 
 
 
 
 
$
24,115

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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KIMBALL ELECTRONICS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts in Thousands)
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
March 31
(Unaudited)
2015
 
2014
Cash Flows From Operating Activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
18,811

 
$
19,254

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
14,649

 
13,259

(Gain) loss on sales of assets
(46
)
 
97

Restructuring

 
311

Deferred income tax and other deferred charges
(1,867
)
 
(1,505
)
Deferred tax valuation allowance

 
(1,401
)
Stock-based compensation
2,719

 
2,406

Other, net
193

 
(164
)
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Receivables
(14,799
)
 
1,797

Inventories
(10,395
)
 
(6,358
)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
(1,698
)
 
(753
)
Accounts payable
6,661

 
1,336

Accrued expenses
(2,978
)
 
4,607

Net cash provided by operating activities
11,250

 
32,886

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(19,450
)
 
(13,608
)
Proceeds from sales of assets
282

 
201

Purchases of capitalized software
(3,551
)
 
(295
)
Other, net
51

 
599

Net cash used for investing activities
(22,668
)
 
(13,103
)
Cash Flows From Financing Activities:
 
 
 
Net transfers from (to) Kimball International, Inc.
50,295

 
(842
)
Debt issuance costs
(123
)
 

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities
50,172

 
(842
)
Effect of Exchange Rate Change on Cash
(3,344
)
 
271

Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents
35,410

 
19,212

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period
26,260

 
18,424

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period
$
61,670

 
$
37,636

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for:
 
 
 
Income taxes
$
8,223

 
$
3,738

Interest expense
$
5

 
$
2



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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KIMBALL ELECTRONICS, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF SHARE OWNERS’ EQUITY
(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Share Data)
 
 
 
Net Parent Investment
 
Retained Earnings
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Total Share Owners’ Equity
(Unaudited)
Additional Paid-In Capital
 
Amounts at June 30, 2014
$

 
$
250,753

 
$

 
$
1,619

 
$
252,372

Conversion of net Parent investment
250,753

 
(250,753
)
 
 
 
 
 

Net income
 
 
 
 
18,811

 
 
 
18,811

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
(14,218
)
 
(14,218
)
Net contribution from Parent
45,632

 


 
 
 
 
 
45,632

Issuance of non-restricted stock (29,000 shares)
309

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
309

Compensation expense related to stock compensation plans
749

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
749

Amounts at March 31, 2015
$
297,443

 
$

 
$
18,811

 
$
(12,599
)
 
$
303,655



See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.



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KIMBALL ELECTRONICS, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
Note 1. Business Description and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Business Description:
Kimball Electronics, Inc. (also referred to herein as “Kimball Electronics”, the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is a global contract electronic manufacturing services (“EMS”) company that specializes in producing durable electronics for the automotive, medical, industrial, and public safety markets. We offer a package of value that begins with our core competency of producing “durable electronics” and includes our set of robust processes and procedures that help us ensure that we deliver the highest levels of quality, reliability, and service throughout the entire life cycle of our customers’ products. We have been producing safety critical electronic assemblies for our automotive customers for over 30 years. We are well recognized by customers and industry trade publications for our excellent quality, reliability, and innovative service.
Kimball Electronics, Inc. was a wholly owned subsidiary of Kimball International, Inc. (“former Parent” or “Kimball International”) and as of 5:00 p.m. New York time on October 31, 2014 became a stand-alone public company upon the completion of a spin-off from former Parent. In conjunction with the spin-off, on October 31, 2014, Kimball International distributed 29.1 million shares of Kimball Electronics common stock to Kimball International Share Owners. Holders of Kimball International common stock received three shares of Kimball Electronics common stock for every four shares of Kimball International common stock held on October 22, 2014. Kimball International structured the distribution to be tax free to its U.S. Share Owners for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
Basis of Presentation:
The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements presented herein reflect the consolidated financial position as of March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2014, results of operations for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, and cash flows for the nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014. The financial data presented herein is unaudited and should be read in conjunction with the annual Combined Financial Statements as of and for the year then ended June 30, 2014 and related notes thereto included in our registration statement on Form 10, which the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) declared effective on October 7, 2014 (“Form 10”). As such, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted, although we believe that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. Intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated. Management believes the financial statements include all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary to present fairly the financial statements for the interim periods. The results of operations for the interim periods shown in this report are not necessarily indicative of results for any future interim period or for the entire fiscal year.
On September 30, 2014, the shares of Kimball Electronics Mexico, S.A. de C.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of former Parent, were contributed in a capital transaction to Kimball Electronics Mexico, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kimball Electronics, Inc. The financial results for Kimball Electronics Mexico, S.A. de C.V. are included in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements herein for all periods presented. Assets and liabilities were recorded at historical costs or carrying value.
The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include allocations from former Parent for direct costs and indirect costs attributable to the operations of the Company through October 31, 2014, the spin-off date. These allocations were made on a direct usage or cost incurred basis when appropriate, with the remainder allocated using various drivers including average capital deployed, payroll, revenue less material costs, headcount, or other measures. While we believe such allocations are reasonable, these financial statements do not purport to reflect what the results of operations, comprehensive income, financial position, equity, or cash flows would have been had the Company operated as a stand-alone public company for the entirety of the periods presented. Note 2 - Related Party Transactions of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements provides information regarding direct and indirect cost allocations.
Cash and Cash Equivalents:
Cash equivalents consist primarily of highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less at the time of acquisition. Cash and cash equivalents consist of bank accounts and money market funds. Bank accounts are stated at cost, which approximates fair value, and money market funds are stated at fair value.

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Notes Receivable and Trade Accounts Receivable:
Notes receivable and trade accounts receivable are recorded per the terms of the agreement or sale, and accrued interest is recognized when earned. We determine on a case-by-case basis the cessation of accruing interest, the resumption of accruing interest, the method of recording payments received on nonaccrual receivables, and the delinquency status for our limited number of notes receivable.
Our policy for estimating the allowance for credit losses on trade accounts receivable and notes receivable includes analysis of such items as aging, credit worthiness, payment history, and historical bad debt experience. Management uses these specific analyses in conjunction with an evaluation of the general economic and market conditions to determine the final allowance for credit losses on the trade accounts receivable and notes receivable. Trade accounts receivable and notes receivable are written off after exhaustive collection efforts occur and the receivable is deemed uncollectible. Our limited amount of notes receivable allows management to monitor the risks, credit quality indicators, collectability, and probability of impairment on an individual basis. Adjustments to the allowance for credit losses are recorded in Selling and Administrative Expenses.
In the ordinary course of business, customers periodically negotiate extended payment terms on trade accounts receivable. Customary terms require payment within 30 to 45 days, with any terms beyond 45 days being considered extended payment terms. We may utilize accounts receivable factoring arrangements with third-party financial institutions in order to extend terms for the customer without negatively impacting our cash flow.  In all cases, these arrangements do not contain recourse provisions which would obligate us in the event of our customers’ failure to pay.  Receivables are considered sold when they are transferred beyond the reach of Kimball Electronics and its creditors, the purchaser has the right to pledge or exchange the receivables, and we have surrendered control over the transferred receivables. In the nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, we sold, without recourse, $100.1 million and $150.4 million of accounts receivable. Factoring fees were not material.
Other General Income:
Other General Income in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014 included $0.7 million and $5.7 million, respectively, of pre-tax income resulting from settlements received related to two antitrust class action lawsuits in which Kimball Electronics was a class member. The lawsuits alleged that certain suppliers of the EMS industry conspired over a number of years to raise and fix the prices of electronic components, resulting in overcharges to purchasers of those components. No Other General Income was recorded in the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015.
Non-operating Income (Expense), net:
The Non-operating income (expense), net line item includes the impact of such items as foreign currency rate movements and related derivative gain or loss, fair value adjustments on supplemental employee retirement plan (“SERP”) investments, bank charges, and other miscellaneous non-operating income and expense items that are not directly related to operations. The gain on SERP investments is offset by a change in the SERP liability that is recognized in Selling and Administrative Expenses.
Components of Non-operating income (expense), net:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
March 31
 
March 31
(Amounts in Thousands)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Foreign currency/derivative gain (loss)
$
(920
)
 
$
114

 
$
(1,151
)
 
$
368

Gain on supplemental employee retirement plan investments
154

 
46

 
203

 
521

Other
(130
)
 
(62
)
 
(298
)
 
(229
)
Non-operating income (expense), net
$
(896
)
 
$
98

 
$
(1,246
)
 
$
660


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Income Taxes:
In determining the quarterly provision for income taxes, we use an estimated annual effective tax rate which is based on expected annual income, statutory tax rates, and available tax planning opportunities in the various jurisdictions in which we operate. Unusual or infrequently occurring items are separately recognized in the quarter in which they occur.
In September 2013, the United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued final regulations effective for our first quarter of fiscal year 2015, which provide guidance on a number of matters with regard to tangible property, including whether expenditures qualify as deductible repairs, the treatment of materials and supplies, capitalization of tangible property, dispositions of property, and related elections.  The regulations as issued did not have a material effect on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
“Emerging Growth Company” Reporting Requirements:
The Company qualifies as an “emerging growth company” as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”). For as long as a company is deemed to be an “emerging growth company,” it may take advantage of specified reduced reporting and other regulatory requirements that are generally unavailable to other public companies. Among other things, we are not required to provide an auditor attestation report on the assessment of the internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”).
Section 107 of the JOBS Act also provides that an “emerging growth company” can delay the adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. We have elected to take advantage of this extended transition period. Our financial statements may therefore not be comparable to those of companies that comply with such new or revised accounting standards.
We would cease to be an “emerging growth company” upon the earliest of:
the last day of the fiscal year following the fifth anniversary of the date of the first sale of our common stock pursuant to an effective registration statement filed under the Securities Act;
the last day of the fiscal year in which our total annual gross revenues exceed $1 billion;
the date on which we have, during the previous three-year period, issued more than $1 billion in non-convertible debt securities; or
the date on which we become a “large accelerated filer,” as defined in Rule 12b-2 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), which would occur if the market value of our common stock held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the last day of our most recently completed second fiscal quarter.
New Accounting Standards:
In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued guidance to customers of cloud computing arrangements about whether an arrangement includes a software license. If a software license exists in the arrangement, the guidance requires the software license element of the arrangement to be accounted for consistently with the acquisition of other software licenses by the customer. Otherwise, the customer should account for the arrangement as a service contract. The guidance is effective for our fiscal year 2017 financial statements using either of two acceptable adoption methods: (i) retrospective adoption; or (ii) prospective adoption to all arrangements entered into or materially modified after the effective date. We are currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this guidance on our financial statements.
In April 2015, the FASB issued guidance on presentation of debt issuance costs. Under the new guidance, debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability must be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability. In addition, amortization of debt issuance costs must be reported as interest expense. The guidance is effective retrospectively for our fiscal year 2017 financial statements. We are currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this guidance on our financial statements.
In June 2014, the FASB provided explicit guidance on how to account for share-based payments granted to employees in which the terms of the award provide that a performance target that affects vesting could be achieved after the requisite service period. The guidance will be applied prospectively for our first quarter fiscal year 2017 financial statements.  We do not expect the adoption to have a material effect on our financial statements.

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In May 2014, the FASB issued guidance on the recognition of revenue from contracts with customers. The core principle of the guidance is that a company should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration which the company expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. To achieve this core principle, the guidance provides a five-step analysis of transactions to determine when and how revenue is recognized. The guidance addresses several areas including transfer of control, contracts with multiple performance obligations, and costs to obtain and fulfill contracts. The guidance also requires additional disclosure about the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts, including significant judgments and changes in judgments and assets recognized from costs incurred to obtain or fulfill a contract. The guidance is effective for our fiscal year 2019 financial statements using either of two acceptable adoption methods: (i) retrospective adoption to each prior reporting period presented with the option to elect certain practical expedients; or (ii) adoption with the cumulative effect of initially applying the guidance recognized at the date of initial application and providing certain additional disclosures. We have not yet selected a transition method nor determined the effect of this guidance on our financial statements.
In April 2014, the FASB issued guidance on reporting discontinued operations and disclosures of disposals of components of an entity. Under the new guidance, a disposal that represents a strategic shift that has or will have a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results is a discontinued operation. The new guidance requires expanded disclosures that will provide more information about the assets, liabilities, income, and expenses of discontinued operations, and also requires disclosures of significant disposals that do not qualify for discontinued operations reporting. The guidance is effective prospectively for disposals or components of our business classified as held for sale during fiscal year 2016. We are currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this guidance on our financial statements.
In July 2013, the FASB issued guidance to eliminate the diversity in practice related to the financial statement presentation of unrecognized tax benefits when a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward exists at the reporting date. The guidance became effective prospectively for our first quarter fiscal year 2015 financial statements. The adoption did not have a material effect on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
Note 2. Related Party Transactions
Services Provided by Kimball International, Inc.:
Prior to the spin-off on October 31, 2014, Kimball Electronics operated as a reportable segment within Kimball International. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include allocations of general corporate expenses from former Parent including, but not limited to, spin-off costs, finance, legal, information technology, human resources, employee benefits administration, treasury, risk management, and other shared services. The allocations were primarily made using various drivers including average capital deployed, payroll, revenue less material costs, headcount, or other measures, with the remainder allocated on a direct usage or cost incurred basis when appropriate. Former Parent charged us for such services and indirect general and corporate overhead expenses of approximately $3.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, and for the nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, we were charged approximately $4.5 million and $8.6 million, respectively. Additionally, former Parent charged us approximately $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 for corporate incentive plan expenses, including stock-based compensation, and approximately $2.1 million and $3.6 million in the nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. These costs are primarily included in Selling and Administrative Expenses and were charged through October 31, 2014, the spin-off date.
We consider the basis on which the expenses were allocated to be a reasonable reflection of the utilization of services provided to or the benefit received by us through the spin-off date. The allocations may not, however, reflect the expense we would have incurred as an independent, publicly traded company through the spin-off date. Actual costs that might have been incurred had we been a stand-alone company would depend on a number of factors, including what functions we might have performed ourselves or outsourced and strategic decisions we might have made in areas such as information technology and infrastructure. As an independent company, we are performing these functions using our own resources or purchased services from third parties, or, for a limited time, former Parent.

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Taxes:
The Company entered into a Tax Matters Agreement with former Parent that governs the Company’s rights and obligations after the spin-off with respect to tax liabilities and benefits, tax attributes, tax contests, and other tax sharing regarding income taxes, other tax matters, and related tax returns. The Company will continue to have joint and several liabilities with former Parent with the IRS and certain U.S. state tax authorities for U.S. federal income and state taxes for the taxable periods in which the Company was a part of former Parent’s consolidated group. The tax matters agreement specifies the portion, if any, of this liability for which the Company bears responsibility, and former Parent has agreed to indemnify the Company against any amounts for which the Company is not responsible. As of March 31, 2015, the Company has a receivable from Kimball International recorded for $0.8 million, of which $0.6 million is a long-term receivable and was recorded in Other Assets on the balance sheet, relating to benefits from federal and state research and development tax credits.
Cash Management:
For purposes of the historical Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, former Parent did not allocate to us the cash and cash equivalents held at former Parent’s corporate level for the periods presented prior to the spin-off. Cash in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2014 primarily represents cash held by international entities at the local level. In connection with the spin-off, net distributions of cash were made from former Parent to us of $44.3 million on or around October 31, 2014. We began operations as an independent company with approximately $63 million of cash, including cash held by our foreign facilities.
Former Parent provided centralized treasury functions for us, whereby, former Parent regularly transferred cash both to and from our subsidiaries, as necessary. Intercompany receivables/payables from/to related parties arising from the corporate overhead activity described above were included in Net Parent investment in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. As of July 1, 2014, Net Parent investment was converted to Additional paid-in capital. For additional information, see Note 1 – Business Description and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
Agreements with Kimball International, Inc.:
As part of the spin-off, the Company entered into various agreements with former Parent which provide for the allocation between the Company and former Parent of the assets, liabilities, and obligations, of former Parent and its subsidiaries, and govern the relationship between former Parent and the Company after the spin-off. These agreements became effective on October 31, 2014 and included the following:
Separation and Distribution Agreement:
The Separation and Distribution Agreement, among other things, (1) provides for the transfers of assets and assumptions of liabilities; (2) governs the rights and obligations of the parties regarding the distribution; (3) provides that following the spin-off the Company is responsible for obtaining and maintaining its own insurance coverage; and (4) governs other matters, including, but not limited to access and provision of records, intellectual property, confidentiality, treatment of outstanding guarantees and similar credit support, and dispute resolution procedures.
Employee Matters Agreement:
The Employee Matters Agreement provides (1) that generally the Company has responsibility for its own employees and compensation plans, subject to certain exceptions; (2) that following the spin-off, the Company’s employees will generally participate in various retirement, welfare, and other employee benefit and compensation plans established and maintained by the Company; (3) for the treatment of outstanding equity awards in connection with the spin-off; (4) for the assumption of certain employment related contracts that the Company’s employees originally entered into with former Parent; and (5) the allocation of certain employee liabilities and the cooperation between the Company and former Parent in sharing employee information.
Transition Services Agreement:
The Transition Services Agreement provides the Company and former Parent will provide to each other specified services on a transitional basis to help ensure an orderly transition following the spin-off. These services include information technology, financial, telecommunications, benefits support services, and other specified services. The services will be provided at cost and are planned to extend for a period of six to eighteen months in most circumstances.
Tax Matters Agreement:
See section entitled “Taxes” above for information on the Tax Matters Agreement.

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Note 3. Inventories
Inventories are valued using the lower of first-in, first-out (FIFO) cost or market value. Inventory components were as follows:
(Amounts in Thousands)
March 31, 2015
 
June 30,
2014
Finished products
$
18,366

 
$
18,818

Work-in-process
11,675

 
12,530

Raw materials
92,758

 
84,811

Total inventory
$
122,799

 
$
116,159


Note 4. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
During the nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, the changes in the balances of each component of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), net of tax, were as follows:
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
 
 
 
Postemployment Benefits
 
 
(Amounts in Thousands)
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
 
Derivative Gain (Loss)
 
Prior Service Costs
 
Net Actuarial Gain
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Balance at June 30, 2014
$
4,925

 
$
(3,406
)
 
$
(35
)
 
$
135

 
$
1,619

Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications
(16,482
)
 
5,599

 

 
278

 
(10,605
)
Reclassification to (earnings) loss

 
(3,577
)
 
17

 
(53
)
 
(3,613
)
Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss)
(16,482
)
 
2,022


17


225

 
(14,218
)
Balance at March 31, 2015
$
(11,557
)
 
$
(1,384
)
 
$
(18
)
 
$
360

 
$
(12,599
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at June 30, 2013
$
1,038

 
$
(4,360
)
 
$
(59
)
 
$
105

 
$
(3,276
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications
4,466

 
(426
)
 

 
(61
)
 
3,979

Reclassification to (earnings) loss

 
836

 
18

 
28

 
882

Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss)
4,466

 
410

 
18

 
(33
)
 
4,861

Balance at March 31, 2014
$
5,504

 
$
(3,950
)
 
$
(41
)
 
$
72

 
$
1,585


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The following reclassifications were made from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income:
Reclassifications from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
Affected Line Item in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
 
March 31
 
March 31
 
(Amounts in Thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
 
Derivative gain (loss) (1)
 
$
285

 
$
(465
)
 
$
664

 
$
(848
)
 
Cost of Sales
 
 
1,870

 
(3
)
 
3,594

 
(237
)
 
Non-operating income (expense), net
 
 
(312
)
 
123

 
(681
)
 
249

 
Benefit (Provision) for Income Taxes
 
 
$
1,843

 
$
(345
)
 
$
3,577

 
$
(836
)
 
Net of Tax
Postemployment Benefits:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of prior service costs (2)
 
$
(4
)
 
$
(8
)
 
$
(17
)
 
$
(21
)
 
Cost of Sales
 
 
(2
)
 
(2
)
 
(9
)
 
(9
)
 
Selling and Administrative Expenses
 
 
2

 
4

 
9

 
12

 
Benefit (Provision) for Income Taxes
 
 
$
(4
)
 
$
(6
)
 
$
(17
)
 
$
(18
)
 
Net of Tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of actuarial gain (loss) (2)
 
$
27

 
$
21

 
$
55

 
$
(32
)
 
Cost of Sales
 
 
17

 
7

 
34

 
(14
)
 
Selling and Administrative Expenses
 
 
(18
)
 
(10
)
 
(36
)
 
18

 
Benefit (Provision) for Income Taxes
 
 
$
26

 
$
18

 
$
53

 
$
(28
)
 
Net of Tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total reclassifications for the period
 
$
1,865

 
$
(333
)
 
$
3,613

 
$
(882
)
 
Net of Tax
Amounts in parentheses indicate reductions to income.
(1) See Note 7 - Derivative Instruments of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further information on derivative instruments.
(2) See Note 9 - Postemployment Benefits of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further information on postemployment benefit plans.
Note 5. Commitments and Contingent Liabilities
Prior to the spin-off on October 31, 2014, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries guaranteed former Parent’s obligations under a former Parent credit facility. As of June 30, 2014, former Parent had no borrowings under its credit facility, and as a result, the potential obligation under this guarantee was not deemed to be material and no liability was recorded. As of October 31, 2014, in connection with the spin-off, the Company and former Parent entered into new separate credit facilities, and the Company no longer guarantees former Parent’s obligations under former Parent’s credit facility. No other guarantees existed which were contingent on the future performance of another entity as of March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2014.

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Standby letters of credit are issued to third-party suppliers, lessors, and insurance institutions and can only be drawn upon in the event of the Company’s failure to pay its obligations to a beneficiary. As of March 31, 2015, we had a maximum financial exposure from unused standby letters of credit totaling $0.3 million. We are not aware of circumstances that would require us to perform under any of these arrangements and believe that the resolution of any claims that might arise in the future, either individually or in the aggregate, would not materially affect our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Accordingly, no liability has been recorded as of March 31, 2015 with respect to the standby letters of credit. The Company also may enter into commercial letters of credit to facilitate payments to vendors and from customers.
We maintain a provision for limited warranty repair or replacement of products manufactured and sold, which is established in specific manufacturing contract agreements. We estimate product warranty liability at the time of sale based on historical repair or replacement cost trends in conjunction with the length of the warranty offered. Management refines the warranty liability periodically based on changes in historical cost trends and in certain cases where specific warranty issues become known.
Changes in the product warranty accrual for the nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 were as follows:
 
Nine Months Ended
 
March 31
(Amounts in Thousands)
2015
 
2014
Product warranty liability at the beginning of the period
$
911

 
$
507

Additions to warranty accrual (including changes in estimates)
735

 
(155
)
Settlements made (in cash or in kind)
(756
)
 
(59
)
Product warranty liability at the end of the period
$
890

 
$
293

Note 6. Fair Value
The Company categorizes assets and liabilities measured at fair value into three levels based upon the assumptions (inputs) used to price the assets or liabilities. Level 1 provides the most reliable measure of fair value, whereas level 3 generally requires significant management judgment. The three levels are defined as follows:
Level 1: Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities.
Level 2: Observable inputs other than those included in level 1. For example, quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets or quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in inactive markets.
Level 3: Unobservable inputs reflecting management’s own assumptions about the inputs used in pricing the asset or liability.
Our policy is to recognize transfers between these levels as of the end of each quarterly reporting period. There were no transfers between these levels during the nine months ended March 31, 2015. There were also no changes in the inputs or valuation techniques used to measure fair values during the nine months ended March 31, 2015.
Financial Instruments Recognized at Fair Value:
The following methods and assumptions were used to measure fair value:
Financial Instrument
 
Level
 
Valuation Technique/Inputs Used
Cash equivalents
 
1
 
Market - Quoted market prices.
Derivative assets: foreign exchange contracts
 
2
 
Market - Based on observable market inputs using standard calculations, such as time value, forward interest rate yield curves, and current spot rates, considering counterparty credit risk.
Trading securities: mutual funds held by nonqualified supplemental employee retirement plan (SERP)
 
1
 
Market - Quoted market prices within active markets.
Derivative liabilities: foreign exchange contracts
 
2
 
Market - Based on observable market inputs using standard calculations, such as time value, forward interest rate yield curves, and current spot rates adjusted for Kimball Electronics’ non-performance risk.

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Recurring Fair Value Measurements:
As of March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2014, the fair values of financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis using the market approach are categorized as follows:
 
March 31, 2015
(Amounts in Thousands)
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
 
Total
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents
$
34,950

 
$

 
 
$
34,950

Derivatives: foreign exchange contracts

 
5,678

 
 
5,678

Trading securities: mutual funds held in nonqualified SERP
5,733

 

 
 
5,733

Total assets at fair value
$
40,683

 
$
5,678

 
 
$
46,361

Liabilities
 

 
 

 
 
 

Derivatives: foreign exchange contracts
$

 
$
1,309

 
 
$
1,309

Total liabilities at fair value
$

 
$
1,309

 
 
$
1,309

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
June 30, 2014
(Amounts in Thousands)
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
 
Total
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives: foreign exchange contracts
$

 
$
800

 
 
$
800

Trading securities: mutual funds held in nonqualified SERP
5,260

 

 
 
5,260

Total assets at fair value
$
5,260

 
$
800

 
 
$
6,060

Liabilities
 

 
 

 
 
 

Derivatives: foreign exchange contracts
$

 
$
699

 
 
$
699

Total liabilities at fair value
$

 
$
699

 
 
$
699

We had no Level 3 assets during the nine months ended March 31, 2015.
Nonqualified supplemental employee retirement plan (SERP) assets consist primarily of equity funds, balanced funds, a bond fund, and a money market fund. The SERP investment assets are offset by a SERP liability which represents Kimball Electronics’ obligation to distribute SERP funds to participants. See Note 8 - Investments of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further information regarding the SERP.
Non-Recurring Fair Value Measurements:
During the nine months ended March 31, 2015, we had no fair value adjustments applicable to items that are subject to non-recurring fair value measurement after the initial measurement date.
Financial Instruments Not Carried At Fair Value:
Financial instruments that are not reflected in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at fair value that have carrying amounts which approximate fair value include the following:
Financial Instrument
 
Level
 
Valuation Technique/Inputs Used
Notes receivable
 
2
 
Market - Price approximated based on the assumed collection of receivables in the normal course of business, taking into account non-performance risk.
The carrying value of our cash deposit accounts, trade accounts receivable, and trade accounts payable approximates fair value due to the relatively short maturity and immaterial non-performance risk.


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Note 7. Derivative Instruments
Foreign Exchange Contracts:
We operate internationally and are therefore exposed to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations in the normal course of business. Our primary means of managing this exposure is to utilize natural hedges, such as aligning currencies used in the supply chain with the sale currency. To the extent natural hedging techniques do not fully offset currency risk, we use derivative instruments with the objective of reducing the residual exposure to certain foreign currency rate movements. Factors considered in the decision to hedge an underlying market exposure include the materiality of the risk, the volatility of the market, the duration of the hedge, the degree to which the underlying exposure is committed to, and the availability, effectiveness, and cost of derivative instruments. Derivative instruments are only utilized for risk management purposes and are not used for speculative or trading purposes.
We use forward contracts designated as cash flow hedges to protect against foreign currency exchange rate risks inherent in forecasted transactions denominated in a foreign currency. Foreign exchange contracts are also used to hedge against foreign currency exchange rate risks related to intercompany balances denominated in currencies other than the functional currencies. As of March 31, 2015, we had outstanding foreign exchange contracts to hedge currencies against the U.S. dollar in the aggregate notional amount of $31.9 million and to hedge currencies against the Euro in the aggregate notional amount of 46.8 million Euro. The notional amounts are indicators of the volume of derivative activities but may not be indicators of the potential gain or loss on the derivatives.
In limited cases due to unexpected changes in forecasted transactions, cash flow hedges may cease to meet the criteria to be designated as cash flow hedges. Depending on the type of exposure hedged, we may either purchase a derivative contract in the opposite position of the undesignated hedge or may retain the hedge until it matures if the hedge continues to provide an adequate offset in earnings against the currency revaluation impact of foreign currency denominated liabilities.
The fair value of outstanding derivative instruments is recognized on the balance sheet as a derivative asset or liability. When derivatives are settled with the counterparty, the derivative asset or liability is relieved and cash flow is impacted for the net settlement. For derivative instruments that meet the criteria of hedging instruments under FASB guidance, the effective portions of the gain or loss on the derivative instrument are initially recorded net of related tax effect in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), a component of Share Owners’ Equity, and are subsequently reclassified into earnings in the period or periods during which the hedged transaction is recognized in earnings. The ineffective portion of the derivative gain or loss is reported in the Non-operating income (expense), net line item on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income immediately. The gain or loss associated with derivative instruments that are not designated as hedging instruments or that cease to meet the criteria for hedging under FASB guidance is also reported in the Non-operating income (expense), net line item on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income immediately.
Based on fair values as of March 31, 2015, we estimate a $0.9 million pre-tax derivative gain deferred in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) will be reclassified into earnings, along with the earnings effects of related forecasted transactions, within the next 12 months. Gains on foreign exchange contracts are generally offset by losses in operating income in the income statement when the underlying hedged transaction is recognized in earnings. Because gains or losses on foreign exchange contracts fluctuate partially based on currency spot rates, the future effect on earnings of the cash flow hedges alone is not determinable, but in conjunction with the underlying hedged transactions, the result is expected to be a decline in currency risk. The maximum length of time we had hedged our exposure to the variability in future cash flows was 12 months as of both March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2014.
See Note 6 - Fair Value of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for further information regarding the fair value of derivative assets and liabilities and the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the changes in deferred derivative gains and losses. Information on the location and amounts of derivative fair values in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and derivative gains and losses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income are presented below.

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Fair Value of Derivative Instruments on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
Asset Derivatives
 
Liability Derivatives
 
 
 
Fair Value As of
 
 
 
Fair Value As of
(Amounts in Thousands)
Balance Sheet Location
 
March 31,
2015
 
June 30,
2014
 
Balance Sheet Location
 
March 31,
2015
 
June 30,
2014
Derivatives Designated as Hedging Instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange contracts
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
$
3,240

 
$
599

 
Accrued expenses
 
$
1,306

 
$
241

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments:
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Foreign exchange contracts
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
 
2,438

 
201

 
Accrued expenses
 
3

 
458

Total derivatives
 
 
$
5,678

 
$
800

 
 
 
$
1,309

 
$
699


The Effect of Derivative Instruments on Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
 
March 31
 
March 31
(Amounts in Thousands)
 
 
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Amount of Pre-Tax Gain or (Loss) Recognized in Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) (OCI) on Derivatives (Effective Portion):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange contracts
 
 
 
$
4,537

 
$
362

 
$
6,421

 
$
(536
)

The Effect of Derivative Instruments on Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
(Amounts in Thousands)
 
 
 
March 31
 
March 31
Derivatives in Cash Flow Hedging Relationships
 
Location of Gain or (Loss) 
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Amount of Pre-Tax Gain or (Loss) Reclassified from Accumulated OCI into Income (Effective Portion):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange contracts
 
Cost of Sales
 
$
285

 
$
(465
)
 
$
664

 
$
(848
)
Foreign exchange contracts
 
Non-operating income (expense)
 
1,870

 
(3
)
 
3,595

 
(237
)
Total
 
 
 
$
2,155

 
$
(468
)
 
$
4,259

 
$
(1,085
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amount of Pre-Tax Loss Reclassified from Accumulated OCI into Income (Ineffective Portion):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange contracts
 
Non-operating income (expense)
 
$

 
$

 
$
(1
)
 
$

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Amount of Pre-Tax Gain or (Loss) Recognized in Income on Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange contracts
 
Non-operating income (expense)
 
$
965

 
$
174

 
$
2,006

 
$
(664
)
Total
 
 
 
$
965

 
$
174

 
$
2,006

 
$
(664
)
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Total Derivative Pre-Tax Gain (Loss) Recognized in Income
 
$
3,120

 
$
(294
)
 
$
6,264

 
$
(1,749
)



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Note 8. Investments
Prior to the spin-off, former Parent maintained a self-directed supplemental employee retirement plan (SERP) in which the Company’s executive employees were eligible to participate. Subsequent to the spin-off and during the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, the assets and liabilities of former Parent’s SERP related to Kimball Electronics’ employees were transferred to a Company sponsored SERP. The SERP utilizes a rabbi trust, and therefore assets in the SERP portfolio are subject to creditor claims in the event of bankruptcy. The Company recognizes SERP investment assets on the balance sheet at current fair value. A SERP liability of the same amount is recorded on the balance sheet representing an obligation to distribute SERP funds to participants. The SERP investment assets are classified as trading, and accordingly, realized and unrealized gains and losses are recognized in income in the Other Income (Expense) category. Adjustments made to revalue the SERP liability are also recognized in income as selling and administrative expenses and offset valuation adjustments on SERP investment assets. The change in net unrealized holding gains (losses) for the nine months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 was, in thousands, $(13) and $219, respectively.
SERP asset and liability balances applicable to Kimball Electronics participants were as follows:
(Amounts in Thousands)
March 31,
2015
 
June 30,
2014
SERP investments - current asset
$
191

 
$
167

SERP investments - other long-term asset
5,542

 
5,093

    Total SERP investments
$
5,733

 
$
5,260

 
 
 
 
SERP obligation - current liability
$
191

 
$
167

SERP obligation - other long-term liability
5,542

 
5,093

    Total SERP obligation
$
5,733

 
$
5,260


Note 9. Postemployment Benefits
The Company maintains severance plans for all domestic employees, and prior to the spin-off, the Company’s employees participated in severance plans sponsored by former Parent. These plans cover domestic employees and provide severance benefits to eligible employees meeting the plans’ qualifications, primarily involuntary termination without cause. There are no statutory requirements for us or former Parent to contribute to the plans, nor do employees contribute to the plans. The plans hold no assets. Benefits are paid using available cash on hand when eligible employees meet plan qualifications for payment. Benefits are based upon on employee’s years of service and accumulate up to certain limits specified in the plans and include both salary and an allowance for medical benefits. The benefit obligation for periods prior to the spin-off was determined in total for each of the plans and allocated by the number of Kimball Electronics domestic employees participating in the plans. In conjunction with the spin-off, these plans were legally separated and were remeasured. There were no significant changes to the actuarial assumptions used in the remeasurement.
The components of net periodic postemployment benefit cost applicable to Kimball Electronics participants were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
March 31
 
March 31
(Amounts in Thousands)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Service cost
$
91

 
$
66

 
$
239

 
$
201

Interest cost
14

 
10

 
36

 
29

Amortization of prior service costs
6

 
10

 
26

 
30

Amortization of actuarial (gain) loss
(44
)
 
(28
)
 
(89
)
 
46

Net periodic benefit cost
$
67

 
$
58

 
$
212

 
$
306

The benefit cost in the above table includes only normal recurring levels of severance activity. Unusual or non-recurring severance actions are not estimable using actuarial methods and are expensed in accordance with the applicable U.S. GAAP.

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Note 10. Stock Compensation Plan
A stock compensation plan similar to the former Parent plan was created and adopted by the Company’s Board of Directors on October 3, 2014. The Kimball Electronics, Inc. 2014 Stock Option and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) allows for the issuance of up to 4.5 million shares and may be awarded in the form of incentive stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted shares, unrestricted shares, restricted share units, or performance shares and performance units. The Plan is a ten-year plan with no further awards allowed to be made under the Plan after October 1, 2024.
On December 2, 2014, Performance Share Awards issued and outstanding to Kimball Electronics employees under the previous Kimball International Incentive Plans were amended, in accordance with the terms of the plans, to provide an equitable adjustment as a result of the spin-off. The awards will be granted in shares of the Company stock instead of Kimball International, Inc. shares under the Kimball Electronics Plan. The amended awards retained the same terms and conditions and vesting schedule, issuance dates, and expiration dates of the original Kimball International awards.
During the first nine months of fiscal year 2015, the following stock compensation was awarded to officers and key employees as well as non-employee members of the Company’s Board of Directors as compensation for director’s fees as a result of directors’ elections to receive unrestricted shares in lieu of cash payment. The awards were granted under the Company’s 2014 Stock Option and Incentive Plan.
Performance Shares
 
Quarter Awarded
 
Shares
 
Grant Date Fair Value (3)
Annual Performance Shares (1)
 
3rd Quarter
 
57,379

 

$13.55

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrestricted Shares (2)
 
Quarter Awarded
 
Shares
 
Grant Date Fair Value (3)
Unrestricted shares (director compensation)
 
2nd Quarter
 
28,700

 

$10.76

(1) Additional annual performance shares were awarded to bring certain members of the Company's management team and other key employees closer to their market value for total compensation and compensation mix as well as to recognize exceptional performance and contributions during the spin-off. Similar to the annual performance shares awarded in June 2014, payouts will be determined by the bonus percentage computed under the Company's 2014 Profit Sharing Incentive Bonus Plan for fiscal year 2015. The number of shares issued will be less than the maximum shares issuable if the maximum bonus percentages are not achieved. The annual performance shares vest after the end of the Company's fiscal year.
(2) Unrestricted shares which were awarded to non-employee members of the Company’s Board of Directors as compensation for director’s fees as a result of directors’ elections to receive unrestricted shares in lieu of cash payment. Director’s fees are expensed over the period that directors earn the compensation. Unrestricted shares do not have vesting periods, holding periods, restrictions on sale, or other restrictions.
(3) The grant date fair value of the annual performance shares and the unrestricted shares was based on the stock price at the date of the award.
During the first nine months of fiscal year 2015 and prior to the spin-off, former Parent allocated to the Company stock compensation related to unrestricted shares of Kimball International, Inc. Class B common stock awarded to non-employee members of former Parent’s Board of Directors as compensation for director’s fees. The stock compensation allocated to the Company consisted of 8,147 unrestricted shares of Kimball International, Inc. Class B common stock with a grant date fair value of $16.01, and all awards were granted under former Parent’s Amended and Restated 2003 Stock Option and Incentive Plan.


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Note 11. Share Owners’ Equity
Effective October 16, 2014, the Company’s authorized capital was increased to 165 million shares comprised of 15 million preferred shares without par value and 150 million common shares without par value. On the same day, 50 thousand common shares outstanding were split into 29.1 million common shares. On October 31, 2014, Kimball International, Inc., the Company’s sole Share Owner, distributed all 29.1 million outstanding shares of Kimball Electronics common stock to Kimball International Share Owners in connection with the spin-off. Upon the spin-off, holders of Kimball International common stock received three shares of Kimball Electronics common stock for every four shares of Kimball International common stock held on October 22, 2014. Preferred and common shares were retrospectively restated for the number of Kimball Electronics shares authorized and outstanding immediately following these events.
A stock compensation plan similar to the former Parent plan was created and adopted by the Company’s Board of Directors on October 3, 2014. The Kimball Electronics, Inc. 2014 Stock Option and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) allows for the issuance of up to 4.5 million shares and may be awarded in the form of incentive stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted shares, unrestricted shares, restricted share units, or performance shares and performance units. For additional information, see Note 10 - Stock Compensation Plan of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
Net Parent investment in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements represents former Parent’s historical investment in us, our accumulated net earnings after taxes, and the net effect of the transactions with and allocations from former Parent. As of July 1, 2014, Net Parent investment was converted to Additional paid-in capital. During the nine months ended March 31, 2015, Net contribution from Parent of $45.6 million included non-cash net transfers to Parent of $4.7 million including net transfers of assets and liabilities and allocation of stock compensation. For additional information, see Note 1 – Business Description and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, as well as Note 2 – Related Party Transactions of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
Note 12. Earnings Per Share
Basic and diluted earnings per share were calculated as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
March 31
 
March 31
(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Net Income
$
7,191

 
$
6,356

 
$
18,811

 
$
19,254

Basic weighted average common shares outstanding
29,172

 
29,143

 
29,159

 
29,143

Dilutive effect of average outstanding performance shares
146

 

 
185

 

Dilutive weighted average shares outstanding
29,318

 
29,143

 
29,344

 
29,143

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings Per Share of Common Stock:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.25

 
$
0.22

 
$
0.65

 
$
0.66

Diluted
$
0.25

 
$
0.22

 
$
0.64

 
$
0.66

Basic and diluted earnings per share and the average number of common shares outstanding for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014 were retrospectively restated adjusting the number of Kimball Electronics shares outstanding for the stock split effective on October 16, 2014. See Note 11 - Share Owners’ Equity of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information regarding the stock split. The same number of shares was used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per share for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2014 since no Kimball Electronics stock-based awards were outstanding prior to the spin-off.

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Spin-Off Transaction
On October 31, 2014, Kimball Electronics, Inc. (also referred to herein as “Kimball Electronics”, the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”) became a stand-alone public company upon the completion of a spin-off from Kimball International, Inc. (“former Parent” or “Kimball International”) into two independent publicly-traded companies.
In conjunction with the spin-off, on October 31, 2014, Kimball International distributed 29.1 million shares of Kimball Electronics common stock to Kimball International Share Owners. Holders of Kimball International common stock received three shares of Kimball Electronics common stock for every four shares of Kimball International common stock held on October 22, 2014. Kimball International structured the distribution to be tax free to its U.S. Share Owners for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and reflect the financial position, results of operations, and cash flows of Kimball Electronics. Kimball Electronics qualifies as an “emerging growth company” as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”). For as long as a company is deemed to be an “emerging growth company,” it may take advantage of specified reduced reporting and other regulatory requirements that are generally unavailable to other public companies. The JOBS Act also provides that an “emerging growth company” can delay the adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. We have elected to take advantage of this extended transition period. Our financial statements may therefore not be comparable to those of companies that comply with such new or revised accounting standards.
Prior to the spin-off on October 31, 2014, the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements presented herein, and discussed below, were derived from the accounting records of former Parent as if we operated on a stand-alone basis. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include allocations of general corporate expenses from former Parent including, but not limited to, spin-off costs, finance, legal, information technology, human resources, employee benefits administration, treasury, risk management, and other shared services through October 31, 2014, the spin-off date. The allocations were made on a direct usage or cost incurred basis when appropriate, with the remainder allocated using various drivers including average capital deployed, payroll, revenue less material costs, headcount, or other measures. While we believe these allocations have been made on a consistent basis and are reasonable based on the relevant cost drivers, such expenses may not be indicative of the actual expenses that would have been incurred had Kimball Electronics been operating as a stand-alone company.
Business Overview
We are a global contract electronic manufacturing services (“EMS”) company that specializes in producing durable electronics for the automotive, medical, industrial, and public safety markets. Our engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services utilize common production and support capabilities globally. We are well recognized by customers and industry trade publications for our excellent quality, reliability, and innovative service.
A significant business challenge that we face as an independent publicly traded company is maintaining our profit margins while we look to accelerate revenue growth.  During the past few years, the EMS industry as a whole has experienced slower market growth as compared to pre-recession levels, which has added pressure to an already competitive marketplace.  As a mid-sized player in the EMS market, we can expect to be challenged by the agility and local knowledge of the smaller, regional players and we can expect to be challenged by the scale and price competitiveness of the larger global players.
We enjoy a unique market position between these extremes which allows us to compete with the larger “scale” players for high-volume projects, but also maintain our competitive position in the lower volume durable electronics market space.  We expect to continue to effectively operate in this market space.  Price increases are uncommon in the market as production efficiencies and material pricing advantages for most projects drive prices down over the life of the projects – while margins can be maintained.  This characteristic of the contract electronics marketplace is expected to continue, which will allow us to effectively compete in the same manner as we did prior to becoming an independent company.
Key economic indicators currently point toward continued strengthening in the overall economy. However, uncertainties still exist and may pose a threat to our future growth as they have the tendency to cause disruption in business strategy, execution, and timing in many of the markets in which we compete.

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The January 2015 edition of the Manufacturing Market Insider published by New Venture Research provided market information for calendar year 2014 as well as the outlook for the coming year. Although official figures were not all available, leading EMS companies showed preliminary revenue growth of approximately 5% in calendar year 2014. The Company experienced revenue growth of approximately 9% during calendar year 2014. The publication noted that growth in the EMS industry has been gradually slowing in the last three years when compared to earlier years. The publication suggested that the worldwide semiconductor capital spending is an indicator for the EMS industry. As noted in the publication, Gartner, a market research company, is projecting flat growth for 2015 and 2016, but 7% or greater growth for 2017 and 2018. The Company does not directly serve the semiconductor market; however, it may be indicative of the end market demand for products utilizing electronic components.
Our focus is on the four key vertical markets of automotive, medical, industrial, and public safety. Our overall expectation for the EMS market is that of moderate growth, but with mixed demand.
The automotive end market is benefiting from relative strength in the U.S. and China markets, while demand in Europe is stable.  The industrial market is improving with demand for climate control products increasing. We are seeing demand in the public safety market starting to stabilize and improve. Demand in the medical market remains stable. We continue to monitor the current economic environment and its potential impact on our customers.
We invest in capital expenditures prudently for projects in support of both organic growth and potential acquisitions that would enhance our capabilities and diversification while providing an opportunity for growth and improved profitability. We have a strong focus on cost control and closely monitor market changes and our liquidity in order to proactively adjust our operating costs and discretionary capital spending as needed. Managing working capital in conjunction with fluctuating demand levels is likewise key. In addition, a long-standing component of our profit sharing incentive bonus plan is that it is linked to our performance which is designed to adjust compensation expense as profits change.
In addition to the above discussion related to the current market conditions, management currently considers the following events, trends, and uncertainties to be most important to understanding our financial condition and operating performance:
Due to the contract and project nature of the EMS industry, fluctuation in the demand for our products and variation in the gross margin on those projects is inherent to our business. Effective management of manufacturing capacity is, and will continue to be, critical to our success.
The nature of the EMS industry is such that the start-up of new customers and new programs to replace expiring programs occurs frequently. While our agreements with customers generally do not have a definitive term and thus could be canceled at any time, we generally realize relatively few cancellations prior to the end of the product’s life cycle. We attribute this to our focus on long-term customer relationships, meeting customer expectations, required capital investment, and product qualification cycle times. As such, our ability to continue contractual relationships with our customers, including our principal customers, is not certain. New customers and program start-ups generally cause losses early in the life of a program, which are generally recovered as the program becomes established and matures. Risk factors within our business include, but are not limited to, general economic and market conditions, customer order delays, increased globalization, foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, rapid technological changes, component availability, supplier and customer financial stability, the contract nature of this industry, the concentration of sales to large customers, and the potential for customers to choose a dual sourcing strategy or to in-source a greater portion of their electronics manufacturing. The continuing success of our business is dependent upon our ability to replace expiring customers/programs with new customers/programs. We monitor our success in this area by tracking the number of customers and the percentage of our net sales generated from them by years of service as depicted in the table below. While variation in the size of program award makes it difficult to directly correlate this data to our sales trends, we believe it does provide useful information regarding our customer loyalty and new business growth. Additional risk factors that could have an effect on our performance are located within the “Risk Factors” section of our registration statement on Form 10, which the SEC declared effective on October 7, 2014 (“Form 10”).

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Nine Months Ended
 
 
March 31
Customer Service Years
 
2015
 
2014
10+ Years
 
 
 
 
% of Net Sales
 
50
%
 
58
%
# of Customers
 
21

 
22

5+ to 10 Years
 
 
 
 
% of Net Sales
 
36
%
 
33
%
# of Customers
 
27

 
27

0 to 5 Years
 
 
 
 
% of Net Sales
 
14
%
 
9
%
# of Customers
 
28

 
22

Total
 
 
 
 
% of Net Sales
 
100
%
 
100
%
 # of Customers
 
76

 
71


Globalization continues to reshape not only the industries in which we operate but also our key customers and competitors.
Employees throughout our business operations are an integral part of our ability to compete successfully, and the stability of the management team is critical to long-term Share Owner value. Our career development and succession planning processes help to maintain stability in management.
Certain preceding statements could be considered forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, adverse changes in the global economic conditions, loss of key customers or suppliers, or similar unforeseen events. Additional information on risks is contained in our registration statement on Form 10.


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Financial Overview
 
At or for the
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
March 31
 
 
(Amounts in Millions)
2015
 
as a % of Net Sales
 
2014
 
as a % of Net Sales
 
% Change
Net Sales
$
206.9

 
 
 
$
185.7

 
 
 
11
%
Gross Profit
$
19.0

 
9.2
%
 
$
16.6

 
8.9
%
 
14
%
Selling and Administrative Expenses
$
8.1

 
4.0
%
 
$
9.2

 
5.0
%
 
(12
)%
Other General Income
$

 
 
 
$
0.7

 
 
 
 
Operating Income
$
10.8

 
5.2
%
 
$
8.0

 
4.3
%
 
35
%
Net Income
$
7.2

 
 
 
$
6.4

 
 
 
13
%
Open Orders
$
181.1

 
 
 
$
170.7

 
 
 
6
%
 
For the Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
March 31
 
 
(Amounts in Millions)
2015
 
as a % of Net Sales
 
2014
 
as a % of Net Sales
 
% Change
Net Sales
$
618.2

 
 
 
$
542.6

 
 
 
14
%
Gross Profit
$
54.7

 
8.9
%
 
$
42.9

 
7.9
%
 
27
%
Selling and Administrative Expenses
$
27.4

 
4.5
%
 
$
26.0

 
4.7
%
 
5
%
Other General Income
$

 
 
 
$
5.7

 
 
 
 
Operating Income
$
27.3

 
4.4
%
 
$
22.2

 
4.1
%
 
23
%
Net Income
$
18.8

 
 
 
$
19.3

 
 
 
(2
)%


Net Sales by Vertical Market
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
 
March 31
 
 
 
March 31
 
 
(Amounts in Millions)
2015
 
2014
 
% Change
 
2015
 
2014
 
% Change
Automotive
$
74.9

 
$
72.1

 
4
%
 
$
220.0

 
$
201.4

 
9
%
Medical
59.7

 
54.7

 
9
%
 
183.6

 
153.6

 
20
%
Industrial
51.6

 
41.2

 
25
%
 
155.1

 
139.0

 
12
%
Public Safety
15.3

 
13.5

 
13
%
 
46.3

 
38.5

 
20
%
Other
5.4

 
4.2

 
28
%
 
13.2

 
10.1

 
31
%
Total Net Sales
$
206.9

 
$
185.7

 
11
%
 
$
618.2

 
$
542.6

 
14
%

Third quarter and year-to-date fiscal year 2015 total net sales increased 11% and 14% compared to the third quarter and year-to-date period of fiscal year 2014, respectively. The current fiscal year third quarter increase in net sales over the prior fiscal year third quarter was driven by sales growth to customers in all four of our vertical markets, with the industrial and public safety vertical markets experiencing double-digit growth. For the nine-month period ended March 31, 2015, net sales to customers in all four of our vertical markets increased over the same period of the prior year, with all but the automotive vertical market experiencing double-digit sales growth.

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Despite the decline in sales to Johnson Controls, Inc. (“JCI”) as discussed in further detail below, sales to customers in the automotive market improved primarily on the strength of the China market. Sales to customers in the medical market, the industrial market, and the public safety market improved from both increased demand for existing products and new product awards.
Open orders were up 6% as of March 31, 2015 compared to March 31, 2014 as the expected decline in open orders to JCI was more than offset by increased open orders to other customers. Open orders at a point in time may not be indicative of future sales trends due to the contract nature of our business.
Third quarter fiscal year 2015 gross profit as a percent of net sales improved 0.3 of a percentage point when compared to the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 from leverage gained on the higher revenue and lower incentive compensation costs. Fiscal year-to-date 2015 gross profit as a percent of net sales improved 1.0 percentage point when compared to fiscal year-to-date 2014 due to the positive impact from leverage gained on higher revenue and cost productivity.
Selling and administrative expenses in the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 compared to the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 decreased 1.0 percentage point as a percent of net sales and decreased 12% in absolute dollars. Third quarter fiscal year 2015 spin-off expenses of $0.3 million declined $0.5 million from the third quarter fiscal year 2014 spin-off expenses of $0.8 million. In addition, selling and administrative expenses in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 included non-spin related charges and allocations from former Parent, which included incentive compensation costs. The favorable impact from not having any non-spin related charges and allocations from former Parent to selling and administrative expenses in the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 was greater than the increase in employee salary and benefit costs resulting from the spin-off.
For the first nine months of fiscal year 2015, the selling and administrative expenses as a percent of net sales decreased 0.2 of a percentage point although they increased 5% in absolute dollars compared to the first nine months of fiscal year 2014. Current year-to-date selling and administrative expenses included spin-off expenses of $2.6 million which were $1.8 million higher than the prior year-to-date spin-off expenses of $0.8 million in addition to higher salary and employee benefit expense. The year-to-date increase in salary and employee benefit expense as a result of the spin-off was more than offset by the decline in non-spin related charges and allocations from former Parent, which included incentive compensation costs.
Other General Income in the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2014 included $0.7 million and $5.7 million of pre-tax income, respectively, or $0.4 million and $3.5 million after-tax, resulting from settlements received related to two antitrust class action lawsuits in which Kimball Electronics was a class member. We recorded no Other General Income during the three and nine months ended March 31, 2015.
Other Income (Expense) consisted of the following:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
March 31
 
March 31
(Amounts in Thousands)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Interest income
$
10

 
$
6

 
$
22

 
$
32

Interest expense

 
(1
)
 
(5
)
 
(2
)
Foreign currency/derivative gain (loss)
(920
)
 
114

 
(1,151
)
 
368

Gain on supplemental employee retirement plan (“SERP”) investments
154

 
46

 
203

 
521

Other
(130
)
 
(62
)
 
(298
)
 
(229
)
Other income (expense), net
$
(886
)
 
$
103

 
$
(1,229
)
 
$
690

The revaluation to fair value of the SERP investments recorded in Other Income (Expense) is offset by the revaluation of the SERP liability recorded in Selling and Administrative Expenses, and thus there was no effect on net income.
Our income before income taxes and effective tax rate were comprised of the following U.S. and foreign components:

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For the Nine Months Ended

March 31, 2015
 
March 31, 2014
(Amounts in Thousands)
Income Before Taxes
 
Effective Tax Rate
 
Income Before Taxes
 
Effective Tax Rate
United States
$
1,102

 
50.3
%
 
$
3,933

 
31.9
%
Foreign
24,974

 
26.9
%
 
18,966

 
12.6
%
Total
$
26,076

 
27.9
%
 
$
22,899

 
15.9
%
The effective tax rate for the nine months of fiscal year 2015 of 27.9% was unfavorably impacted by the spin-off expenses, which are largely nondeductible in the U.S., and favorably impacted by a high mix of earnings in foreign jurisdictions which have lower statutory rates than the U.S and adjustments for domestic tax credits. The effective tax rate for the first nine months of fiscal year 2014 of 15.9% was favorably impacted by a high mix of earnings in foreign jurisdictions which have lower statutory tax rates than the U.S. The foreign effective tax rate for the first nine months of fiscal year 2014 was favorably impacted by $1.6 million of adjustments primarily related to decreases in foreign deferred tax asset valuation allowances and a tax law change in Mexico. Our overall effective tax rate will fluctuate depending on the geographic distribution of our worldwide earnings.
A significant amount of sales to Philips, TRW, and JCI accounted for the following portions of our net sales:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
  
March 31
 
March 31
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Philips
16%
 
14%
 
16%
 
13%
TRW
9%
 
11%
 
8%
 
9%
Johnson Controls, Inc.
2%
 
11%
 
4%
 
14%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The nature of the EMS industry is such that the start-up of new customers and new programs to replace expiring programs occurs frequently. New customers and program start-ups generally cause losses early in the life of a program, which are generally recovered as the program becomes established and matures. Volumes for one of our largest contracts with JCI, which accounted for approximately $0.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 and approximately $6.1 million in the nine months ended March 31, 2015, have declined in fiscal year 2015 as certain JCI programs reached end-of-life. In addition, during the second quarter of our prior fiscal year, due to available capacity, JCI decided to in-source other programs that are manufactured by us which accounted for approximately $2.0 million in sales in the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 and approximately $15.4 million in the nine months ended March 31, 2015. The transition to JCI’s in-sourcing occurred in stages and began in our fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 with the transition substantially completed in the third quarter of fiscal year 2015. Gross profit as a percent of net sales on the JCI product approximates the overall Kimball Electronics gross margin percentage. A significant portion of that volume already has been and is expected to continue to be replaced with new business.
Comparing the balance sheet as of March 31, 2015 to June 30, 2014, cash and cash equivalents increased $35.4 million primarily as a result of the net distributions of cash made from former Parent to us of $44.3 million upon the completion of the spin-off. The $10.8 million increase in accounts receivable was primarily a result of increased sales volumes, and our inventory balance increased $6.6 million primarily to support increased production volumes. Our accounts payable balance increased $3.7 million primarily on the increased inventory purchases. A $14.2 million change in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) was primarily driven by foreign currency translation adjustments.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Cash & Cash Equivalents
In connection with the spin-off, net distributions of cash were made from former Parent to us of $44.3 million on or around October 31, 2014. For purposes of the historical Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, Kimball International, Inc. did not allocate to us the cash and cash equivalents held at the corporate level for any of the periods presented prior to the spin-off on October 31, 2014. Cash and cash equivalents in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at June 30, 2014 primarily represents cash held by our international entities at the local level.

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Cash Flows
The following table reflects the major categories of cash flows for the first nine months of fiscal years 2015 and 2014.
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
March 31
(Amounts in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
$
11,250

 
$
32,886

Net cash used for investing activities
 
$
(22,668
)
 
$
(13,103
)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities
 
$
50,172

 
$
(842
)
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
For the first nine months of fiscal year 2015, net cash provided by operating activities was $11.3 million and in the first nine months of fiscal year 2014, net cash provided by operating activities was $32.9 million, primarily driven by net income adjusted for non-cash items. Changes in working capital used $23.2 million of cash in the first nine months of fiscal year 2015 and provided $0.6 million in the first nine months of fiscal year 2014.
The usage of $23.2 million cash from changes in working capital balances in the first nine months of fiscal year 2015 was primarily due to fluctuations in our accounts receivable and inventory. An increase in accounts receivable used cash of $14.8 million which resulted primarily from increased sales volumes. An increase in inventory used cash of $10.4 million primarily to support increased volumes. Partially offsetting these usages was an increase in accounts payable which provided cash of $6.7 million primarily related to the increased inventory purchases.
Our measure of accounts receivable performance, also referred to as Days Sales Outstanding (“DSO”), for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2015 was 58.6 days compared to 57.0 days for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2014. We define DSO as the average of monthly trade accounts and notes receivable divided by an average day’s net sales.
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
For the first nine months of fiscal year 2015 and 2014, net cash used for investing activities was $22.7 million and $13.1 million, respectively. During the first nine months of fiscal year 2015 and 2014, we reinvested $23.0 million and $13.9 million, respectively, into capital investments for the future with the largest expenditures in each period being for manufacturing equipment.
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
For each period shown in the table above, net cash provided by or used for financing activities primarily represents net transfers from and to former Parent. As former Parent provided centralized treasury functions for us, cash was regularly transferred both to and from former Parent’s subsidiaries, as necessary. In connection with the spin-off, net distributions of cash were made from former Parent to us of $44.3 million on or around October 31, 2014.
Credit Facilities
In connection with the spin-off, the Company entered into a new U.S. primary credit facility (the “primary facility”) dated as of October 31, 2014 with JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association, as administrative agent, and other lenders party thereto. The credit facility has a maturity date of October 31, 2019 and allows for up to $50 million in borrowings, with an option to increase the amount available for borrowing to $75 million at the Company’s request, subject to participating banks’ consent.
The proceeds of the revolving credit loans are to be used for general corporate purposes of the Company including potential acquisitions. A portion of the credit facility, not to exceed $15 million of the principal amount, will be available for the issuance of letters of credit. A commitment fee on the unused portion of the principal amount of the credit facility is payable at a rate that ranges from 20.0 to 25.0 basis points per annum as determined by the Company’s ratio of consolidated total indebtedness to adjusted consolidated EBITDA. The interest rate on borrowings is dependent on the type of borrowings.
At March 31, 2015, we had no short-term borrowings under the primary facility and $0.3 million in letters of credit against the primary credit facility.

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The Company’s financial covenants under the primary credit facility require:
a ratio of consolidated total indebtedness minus unencumbered U.S. cash on hand in the U.S. in excess of $15 million to adjusted consolidated EBITDA, determined as of the end of each of its fiscal quarters for the then most recently ended four fiscal quarters, to not be greater than 3.0 to 1.0, and
a fixed charge coverage ratio, determined as of the end of each of its fiscal quarters for the then most recently ended four fiscal quarters, to not be less than 1.10 to 1.00.
We were in compliance with the financial covenants during the period beginning with the commencement of the primary facility through March 31, 2015.
Kimball Electronics utilizes foreign credit facilities to satisfy short-term cash needs at specific foreign locations rather than funding from intercompany sources. As of March 31, 2015, we maintained a Thailand overdraft credit facility which allows for borrowings up to 90 million Thai Baht (approximately $2.8 million at March 31, 2015 exchange rates). We had no borrowings under this foreign credit facility as of March 31, 2015 or June 30, 2014. We previously maintained a credit facility for our operation in Poland which allowed for multi-currency borrowings up to a 6 million Euro equivalent, and as of October 31, 2014, the Poland credit facility was canceled by mutual agreement between us and the bank. We had no borrowings under the Poland foreign credit facility at June 30, 2014.
Our short-term liquidity available, represented as cash and cash equivalents plus the unused amount of our credit facilities, totaled $114.2 million at March 31, 2015.
Future Liquidity
We believe our principal sources of liquidity from available funds on hand, cash generated from operations, and the availability of borrowing under our credit facilities will be sufficient to meet our working capital and other operating needs for at least the next 12 months. We expect to continue to invest in capital expenditures prudently, particularly for projects, including potential acquisitions, that would enhance our capabilities and diversification while providing an opportunity for growth and improved profitability. We intend to invest in an expansion of our manufacturing capacity in Europe beginning this fiscal year 2015 with a greenfield startup facility in Romania, expected to be completed in the first half of our fiscal year 2016. Operations at the Romania facility are anticipated to begin mid-fiscal year 2016.
At March 31, 2015, our capital expenditure commitments were approximately $15 million, consisting primarily of commitments for manufacturing equipment in anticipation of future growth, including new program wins. We anticipate our funds on hand and funds provided by operations will be sufficient to fund these capital expenditures.
At March 31, 2015, our foreign operations held cash totaling $26.0 million. Except for the nontaxable repayment of intercompany loans, our intent is to permanently reinvest these funds outside of the United States and our current plans do not demonstrate a need to repatriate these funds to our U.S. operations. However, if these funds were repatriated, the amount remitted would be subject to U.S. income taxes and applicable non-U.S. income and withholding taxes.
Our ability to generate cash from operations to meet our liquidity obligations could be adversely affected in the future by factors such as general economic and market conditions, lack of availability of raw material components in the supply chain, a decline in demand for our services, loss of key contract customers, the ability of Kimball Electronics to generate profits, and other unforeseen circumstances. In particular, should demand for our customers’ products and, in turn, our services decrease significantly over the next 12 months, the available cash provided by operations could be adversely impacted.
The preceding statements include forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements.
Fair Value
During the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, no level 1 or level 2 financial instruments were affected by a lack of market liquidity. For level 1 financial assets, readily available market pricing was used to value the financial instruments. Our foreign currency derivatives, which were classified as level 2 assets/liabilities, were independently valued using observable market inputs such as forward interest rate yield curves, current spot rates, and time value calculations. To verify the reasonableness of the independently determined fair values, these derivative fair values were compared to fair values calculated by the counterparty banks. Our own credit risk and counterparty credit risk had an immaterial impact on the valuation of the foreign currency derivatives.
See Note 6 - Fair Value of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.

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Contractual Obligations
There have been no material changes outside the ordinary course of business to Kimball Electronics’ summary of contractual obligations under the caption, “Contractual Obligations” in the section entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of our Form 10.
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We have no off-balance sheet arrangements other than standby letters of credit and operating leases entered into in the normal course of business. These arrangements do not have a material current effect and are not reasonably likely to have a material future effect on our financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures, or capital resources. See Note 5 - Commitments and Contingent Liabilities of Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for more information on standby letters of credit. We do not have material exposures to trading activities of non-exchange traded contracts.
The preceding statements are forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements.
Critical Accounting Policies
Kimball Electronics’ Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. These principles require the use of estimates and assumptions that affect amounts reported and disclosed in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes. Actual results could differ from these estimates and assumptions. Management uses its best judgment in the assumptions used to value these estimates, which are based on current facts and circumstances, prior experience, and other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable. Management believes the following critical accounting policies reflect the more significant judgments and estimates used in preparation of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and are the policies that are most critical in the portrayal of our financial position and results of operations.
Revenue recognition – Kimball Electronics recognizes revenue when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred, the sales price is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured. Delivery is not considered to have occurred until the title and the risk of loss passes to the customer according to the terms of the contract. Title and risk of loss are transferred upon shipment to or receipt at our customers’ locations, or in limited circumstances, as determined by other specific sales terms of the transaction. Shipping and handling fees billed to customers are recorded as sales while the related shipping and handling costs are included in cost of goods sold. We recognize sales net of applicable sales tax.
Allowance for doubtful accounts – Our estimate for the allowance for credit losses on trade accounts receivable and notes receivable includes analysis of such items as aging, credit worthiness, payment history, and historical bad debt experience. Management uses these specific analyses in conjunction with an evaluation of the general economic and market conditions to determine the final allowance for credit losses on the trade accounts receivable and notes receivable. The allowance for doubtful accounts at March 31, 2015 and June 30, 2014 was $0.1 million and $0.2 million, respectively. This reserve was less than 0.5% of gross trade accounts receivable during the two-year period preceding March 31, 2015.
Excess and obsolete inventory – Inventories were valued at lower of first-in, first-out (FIFO) cost or market value. Inventories recorded on our balance sheet are adjusted for excess and obsolete inventory. In general, we purchase materials and finished goods for contract-based business from customer orders and projections, primarily in the case of long lead time items, and we have a general philosophy to only purchase materials to the extent covered by a written commitment from our customers.
However, there are times when inventory