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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
___________________________________________________________
FORM 10-Q
þ
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
For the quarterly period ended November 23, 2018
or
o
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from          to
Commission File Number 1-13873
___________________________________________________________
STEELCASE INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Michigan
 
38-0819050
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
901 44th Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
49508
(Zip Code) 
(616) 247-2710
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
None
(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 þ     No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes þ     No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company,” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
 
 
 
 
Large accelerated filer þ
Accelerated filer o
Non-accelerated filer o
Smaller reporting company o
Emerging growth company o

If an emerging growth company, indicate by a check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  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 þ
As of December 18, 2018, Steelcase Inc. had 87,220,169 shares of Class A Common Stock and 29,558,361 shares of Class B Common Stock outstanding.
 


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STEELCASE INC.
FORM 10-Q


FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED November 23, 2018

INDEX

 
 
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.
Financial Statements:

STEELCASE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)
(in millions, except per share data)

 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
 
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Revenue
$
901.0

 
$
772.1

 
$
2,530.8

 
$
2,282.8

 
Cost of sales
622.7

 
521.3

 
1,726.0

 
1,529.6

 
Gross profit
278.3

 
250.8

 
804.8

 
753.2

 
Operating expenses
232.9

 
214.3

 
668.2

 
629.4

 
Operating income
45.4

 
36.5

 
136.6

 
123.8

 
Interest expense
(4.7
)
 
(4.3
)
 
(14.0
)
 
(13.0
)
 
Investment income
0.2

 
0.3

 
1.7

 
1.1

 
Other income, net
4.3

 
5.2

 
11.3

 
4.9

 
Income before income tax expense
45.2

 
37.7

 
135.6

 
116.8

 
Income tax expense
7.9

 
12.0

 
32.2

 
36.1

 
Net income
$
37.3

 
$
25.7

 
$
103.4

 
$
80.7

 
Earnings per share:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Basic
$
0.31

 
$
0.22

 
$
0.87

 
$
0.68

 
Diluted
$
0.31

 
$
0.22

 
$
0.87

 
$
0.67

 
Dividends declared and paid per common share
$
0.1350

 
$
0.1275

 
$
0.4050

 
$
0.3825

 
    
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

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STEELCASE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (Unaudited)
(in millions)

 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
 
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Net income
$
37.3

 
$
25.7

 
$
103.4

 
$
80.7

 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gain (loss) on investments
(0.2
)
 

 
0.1

 
0.3

 
Pension and other post-retirement liability adjustments
(1.1
)
 
(2.0
)
 
(2.7
)
 
(0.5
)
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
(6.5
)
 
6.3

 
(25.1
)
 
26.6

 
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net
(7.8
)
 
4.3

 
(27.7
)
 
26.4

 
Comprehensive income
$
29.5

 
$
30.0

 
$
75.7

 
$
107.1

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.


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STEELCASE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in millions)
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
November 23,
2018
February 23,
2018
ASSETS
 
Current assets:
 

 
 

 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
51.0

 
$
283.1

 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $8.1 and $11.1
422.9

 
300.3

 
Inventories
252.4

 
184.6

 
Prepaid expenses
23.4

 
19.2

 
Assets held for sale

 
13.4

 
Other current assets
47.2

 
53.3

 
Total current assets
796.9

 
853.9

 
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,005.6 and $998.1
449.1

 
435.1

 
Company-owned life insurance ("COLI")
154.7

 
172.2

 
Deferred income taxes
126.7

 
135.4

 
Goodwill
240.3

 
138.2

 
Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $52.7 and $44.6
121.8

 
45.6

 
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates
56.9

 
48.4

 
Other assets
34.2

 
30.4

 
Total assets
$
1,980.6

 
$
1,859.2

 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
 

 
 

 
Accounts payable
$
277.7

 
$
223.1

 
Short-term borrowings and current maturities of long-term debt
31.0

 
2.8

 
Accrued expenses:
 

 
 

 
Employee compensation
135.5

 
145.0

 
Employee benefit plan obligations
34.4

 
39.2

 
Accrued promotions
28.7

 
25.5

 
Customer deposits
24.8

 
28.2

 
Product warranties
15.3

 
18.1

 
Other
89.4

 
72.8

 
Total current liabilities
636.8

 
554.7

 
Long-term liabilities:
 

 
 

 
Long-term debt less current maturities
290.4

 
292.2

 
Employee benefit plan obligations
134.3

 
130.8

 
Other long-term liabilities
64.6

 
68.2

 
Total long-term liabilities
489.3

 
491.2

 
Total liabilities
1,126.1

 
1,045.9

 
Shareholders’ equity:
 

 
 

 
Common stock

 

 
Additional paid-in capital
18.4

 
4.6

 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(38.0
)
 
(10.3
)
 
Retained earnings
874.1

 
819.0

 
Total shareholders’ equity
854.5

 
813.3

 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$
1,980.6

 
$
1,859.2

 

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

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STEELCASE INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(in millions)

 
Nine Months Ended
 
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

 
Net income
$
103.4

 
$
80.7

 
Depreciation and amortization
60.5

 
47.7

 
Non-cash stock compensation
15.4

 
15.5

 
Equity in income of unconsolidated affiliates
(11.1
)
 
(10.4
)
 
Dividends received from unconsolidated affiliates
6.9

 
7.5

 
Other
(12.8
)
 
(13.8
)
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 

 
 

 
Accounts receivable
(99.7
)
 
(35.8
)
 
Inventories
(52.3
)
 
(22.4
)
 
Other assets
4.7

 
23.7

 
Accounts payable
45.6

 
26.1

 
Employee compensation liabilities
(13.5
)
 
(44.2
)
 
Employee benefit obligations
(3.7
)
 
(6.2
)
 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
2.7

 
26.7

 
Net cash provided by operating activities
46.1

 
95.1

 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

 
Capital expenditures
(56.8
)
 
(58.3
)
 
Proceeds from disposal of fixed assets
20.3

 
6.4

 
Purchases of investments

 
(52.1
)
 
Liquidations of investments

 
125.6

 
Proceeds from COLI policies
21.5

 
4.1

 
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(226.2
)
 

 
Other
(6.3
)
 
4.8

 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
(247.5
)
 
30.5

 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

 
Dividends paid
(48.3
)
 
(45.9
)
 
Common stock repurchases
(4.1
)
 
(33.4
)
 
Net increase in bank overdrafts
0.5

 

 
Borrowings on lines of credit
291.8

 

 
Repayments on lines of credit
(264.4
)
 

 
Repayment of long-term debt
(2.0
)
 
(2.0
)
 
Net cash used in financing activities
(26.5
)

(81.3
)
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(3.3
)
 
2.7

 
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
(231.2
)
 
47.0

 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period (1)
285.6

 
199.6

 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period (2)
$
54.4

 
$
246.6

 
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(1)
These amounts include restricted cash of $2.5 as of February 23, 2018 and February 24, 2017.
(2)
These amounts include restricted cash of $3.4 and $2.5 as of November 23, 2018 and November 24, 2017, respectively.
All of these amounts primarily represent funds held in escrow for potential future workers’ compensation claimsThe restricted cash balance is included as part of Other Assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

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STEELCASE INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
1.
BASIS OF PRESENTATION
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions in Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals and adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the condensed consolidated financial statements have been included. Results for interim periods should not be considered indicative of results to be expected for a full year. Reference should be made to the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 23, 2018 (“Form 10-K”). The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of February 23, 2018 was derived from the audited Consolidated Balance Sheet included in our Form 10-K.
As used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (“Report”), unless otherwise expressly stated or the context otherwise requires, all references to “Steelcase,” “we,” “our,” “Company” and similar references are to Steelcase Inc. and its subsidiaries in which a controlling interest is maintained. Unless the context otherwise indicates, reference to a year relates to the fiscal year, ended in February of the year indicated, rather than a calendar year. Additionally, Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 reference the first, second, third and fourth quarter, respectively, of the fiscal year indicated. All amounts are in millions, except share and per share data, data presented as a percentage or as otherwise indicated.
2.
NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
In August 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standard Update ("ASU") No. 2018-14, Disclosure Framework - Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Defined Benefit Plans, which amends ASC 715-20, Compensation - Retirement Benefits - Defined Benefit Plans - General. The amended guidance modifies the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other post-retirement plans by removing and adding certain disclosures for these plans. The eliminated disclosures include (a) the amounts in accumulated Other Comprehensive Income ("OCI") expected to be recognized in net periodic benefit costs over the next fiscal year, and (b) the effects of a one percentage point change in assumed health care cost trend rates on the net periodic benefit costs and the benefit obligation for post-retirement health care benefits. Additional disclosures include descriptions of significant gains and losses affecting the benefit obligation for the period. The amended guidance is effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2020. The adoption of this guidance will modify our disclosures but will not have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.
In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-02, Income Statement - Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220), to address the impact of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Tax Act") on tax effects presented in other comprehensive income. The amended guidance allows a reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings for the tax effects of items within accumulated other comprehensive income resulting from the Tax Act. The amended guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in any interim period for which financial statements have not yet been issued. The amendments may be applied either in the period of adoption or retrospectively to each period in which the effect of the change in the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate in the Tax Act is recognized. We are currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this standard on our consolidated financial statements.
In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-07, Compensation - Retirement Benefits (Topic 715), to improve the presentation of net periodic pension cost and net periodic post-retirement benefit cost. The amended guidance requires that an employer disaggregate the service cost component from the other components of net benefit cost, provides explicit guidance on how to present the service cost component and the other components of net benefit cost in the income statement, and allows only the service cost component of net benefit cost to be eligible for capitalization. We adopted the amended guidance in Q1 2019 using the practical expedient which allows entities to use information previously disclosed in their pension and other post-retirement benefit plans footnote as the basis to apply the retrospective presentation requirements.

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STEELCASE INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

The adoption of this ASU resulted in the following reclassifications in our 2018 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income:

Three Months Ended
Year Ended
May 26,
2017
August 25,
2017
November 24,
2017
February 23,
2018
February 23, 2018
Cost of sales
(2.3
)
 
1.1

 
1.0

 
1.1

 
0.9

 
Operating expenses
(2.9
)
 
0.9

 
1.0

 
0.9

 
(0.1
)
 
Operating income
5.2

 
(2.0
)
 
(2.0
)
 
(2.0
)
 
(0.8
)
 
Other income (expense), net
(5.2
)
 
2.0

 
2.0

 
2.0

 
0.8

 
Income before income tax expense

 

 

 

 

 
The amounts reclassified in Q1 2018 include $7.1 of charges related to annuitizing three of the Company's smaller defined benefit plans. There was no impact to Net income on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income as a result of this accounting change.
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326), which replaces the incurred loss impairment methodology in current U.S. GAAP with a methodology that reflects expected credit losses. The amended guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2019, with early adoption permitted for the fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018. We are currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this standard on our consolidated financial statements.
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which establishes a new lease accounting model for lessees. The updated guidance requires an entity to recognize assets and liabilities arising from financing and operating leases, along with additional qualitative and quantitative disclosures. The amended guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-10, Codification Improvements to Topic 842, Leases, which clarifies certain aspects of the new lease standard. The amendments in this ASU address the rate implicit in the lease, impairment of the net investment in the lease, lessee reassessment of lease classification, lessor reassessment of lease term and purchase options, variable payments that depend on an index or rate and certain transition adjustments, among other things. In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-11, Leases (Topic 842) Targeted Improvements, which provides an additional (and optional) transition method whereby the new lease standard is applied at the adoption date and recognized as an adjustment to retained earnings. The amendments have the same effective date and transition requirements as the new lease standard. We expect the adoption of the issued lease guidance will result in an increase in the assets and liabilities on our Consolidated Balance Sheets, and we are currently evaluating the extent of this increase.
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which establishes a new standard on revenue recognition. The new standard outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The core principle of the revenue model is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The standard is designed to create greater comparability for financial statement users across industries and jurisdictions and also requires enhanced disclosures. We adopted the updated guidance in Q1 2019 using the modified retrospective method, which did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements except for enhanced disclosures. All necessary changes required by the new standard, including those related to our accounting policies, controls and disclosures, have been identified and implemented as of the beginning of 2019. See Note 3 for additional information.

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STEELCASE INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

3.
REVENUE
    
Accounting Policies
Our revenue consists substantially of product sales and related service revenue. Product sales are reported net of discounts and are recognized when control, consisting of the rights and obligations associated with the sale, passes to the purchaser. For sales to our dealers, this typically occurs when product is shipped. In cases where we sell directly to customers, control is typically transferred upon delivery. Service revenue is recognized when the services have been rendered.
We account for shipping and handling activities as fulfillment activities even if those activities are performed after the control of the good has been transferred. We expense shipping and handling costs at the time revenue is recognized.
Revenue does not include sales tax or any other taxes assessed by a governmental authority that are imposed on and concurrent with a specific sale, such as use, excise, value-added, and franchise taxes (collectively referred to as consumption taxes). We consider ourselves a pass-through entity for collecting and remitting these consumption taxes.
Disaggregation of Revenue
The following table provides information about disaggregated revenue by product category for each of our reportable segments:
Product Category Data
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Americas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Systems and storage
$
337.6

 
$
295.5

 
$
906.6

 
$
850.0

 
Seating
195.5

 
181.3

 
541.4

 
526.2

 
Other (1)
105.5

 
76.0

 
380.5

 
280.1

 
EMEA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Systems and storage
49.6

 
53.8

 
174.3

 
158.2

 
Seating
33.1

 
34.2

 
121.4

 
111.0

 
Other (1)
88.2

 
53.1

 
145.8

 
103.2

 
Other
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Systems and storage
13.8

 
13.4

 
41.6

 
48.3

 
Seating
26.4

 
16.8

 
67.9

 
59.0

 
Other (1)
51.3

 
48.0

 
151.3

 
146.8

 

$
901.0

 
$
772.1

 
$
2,530.8

 
$
2,282.8

 
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(1)
The Other product category data by segment consists primarily of consolidated dealers, textiles and surface materials, worktools, architecture, technology, other uncategorized product lines and services.

Reportable geographic information is as follows:
Reportable Geographic Revenue
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
United States
$
586.0

 
$
385.7

 
$
1,640.1

 
$
1,340.7

 
Foreign locations
315.0

 
386.4

 
890.7

 
942.1

 
 
$
901.0

 
$
772.1

 
$
2,530.8

 
$
2,282.8

 


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STEELCASE INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

Contract Balances
At times, we receive deposits from customers before revenue is recognized, resulting in the recognition of a contract liability (Customer deposits) presented in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Changes in the Customer deposits balance during the nine months ended November 23, 2018 are as follows:
 
Customer Deposits
Balance as of February 23, 2018
$
28.2

 
Increases due to deposits received, net of other adjustments
21.4

 
Revenue recognized
(25.3
)
 
Balance as of November 23, 2018
$
24.3

 
Practical Expedients Elected
Our sales contracts are typically less than one year in length and do not have significant financing components. Therefore, we elected to apply the following practical expedients:
We recognize the incremental costs to obtain a contract as an expense when incurred.
We recognize the promised amount of consideration without adjusting for any significant financing components.
These elections had no effect on our financial statements.
4.
EARNINGS PER SHARE
Earnings per share is computed using the two-class method. The two-class method determines earnings per share for each class of common stock and participating securities according to dividends or dividend equivalents and their respective participation rights in undistributed earnings. Participating securities represent restricted stock units in which the participants have non-forfeitable rights to dividend equivalents during the performance period. Diluted earnings per share includes the effects of certain performance units in which the participants have forfeitable rights to dividend equivalents during the performance period.
 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Computation of Earnings per Share
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Net income
$
37.3

 
$
25.7

 
$
103.4

 
$
80.7

 
Adjustment for earnings attributable to participating securities
(0.8
)
 
(0.6
)
 
(2.1
)
 
(1.6
)
 
Net income used in calculating earnings per share
$
36.5

 
$
25.1

 
$
101.3

 
$
79.1

 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding including participating securities (in millions)
119.2

 
118.4

 
119.0

 
119.4

 
Adjustment for participating securities (in millions)
(2.5
)
 
(2.4
)
 
(2.4
)
 
(2.3
)
 
Shares used in calculating basic earnings per share (in millions)
116.7

 
116.0

 
116.6

 
117.1

 
Effect of dilutive stock-based compensation (in millions)
0.3

 
0.2

 
0.3

 
0.2

 
Shares used in calculating diluted earnings per share (in millions)
117.0

 
116.2

 
116.9

 
117.3

 
Earnings per share:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Basic
$
0.31

 
$
0.22

 
$
0.87

 
$
0.68

 
Diluted
$
0.31

 
$
0.22

 
$
0.87

 
$
0.67

 
Total common shares outstanding at period end (in millions)
116.8

 
116.1

 
116.8

 
116.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anti-dilutive performance units excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share (in millions)
0.2

 
0.5

 
0.2

 
0.5

 

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STEELCASE INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

5.
ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
The following table summarizes the changes in accumulated balances of other comprehensive income (loss) for the three months ended November 23, 2018:
 
Unrealized gain (loss) on investments
Pension and other post-retirement liability adjustments
Foreign currency translation adjustments
Total
Balance as of August 24, 2018
$

 
$
13.1

 
$
(43.3
)
 
$
(30.2
)
 
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications
(0.2
)
 

 
(6.5
)
 
(6.7
)
 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 
(1.1
)
 

 
(1.1
)
 
Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)
(0.2
)
 
(1.1
)
 
(6.5
)
 
(7.8
)
 
Balance as of November 23, 2018
$
(0.2
)
 
$
12.0

 
$
(49.8
)
 
$
(38.0
)
 
The following table summarizes the changes in accumulated balances of other comprehensive income (loss) for the nine months ended November 23, 2018:
 
Unrealized gain (loss) on investments
Pension and other post-retirement liability adjustments
Foreign currency translation adjustments
Total
Balance as of February 23, 2018
$
(0.3
)
 
$
14.7

 
$
(24.7
)
 
$
(10.3
)
 
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications
0.1

 
0.7

 
(25.2
)
 
(24.4
)
 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 
(3.4
)
 
0.1

 
(3.3
)
 
Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)
0.1

 
(2.7
)
 
(25.1
)
 
(27.7
)
 
Balance as of November 23, 2018
$
(0.2
)
 
$
12.0

 
$
(49.8
)
 
$
(38.0
)
 
The following table provides details about reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) for the three and nine months ended November 23, 2018 and November 24, 2017:
Detail of Accumulated Other
Comprehensive Income (Loss) Components
Amounts Reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Affected Line in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23, 2018
November 24, 2017
Amortization of pension and other post-retirement liability adjustments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actuarial losses (gains) (1)
(0.9
)
 
(0.7
)
 
(2.6
)
 
(2.4
)
 
Other income, net
Prior service cost (credit) (1)
(0.6
)
 
(1.8
)
 
(1.8
)
 
(5.3
)
 
Other income, net
Settlements - Actuarial losses (gains) (1)

 

 

 
7.1

 
Other income, net
Foreign currency translation

 

 
0.1

 

 
Other income, net
 
0.4

 
1.0

 
1.0

 
0.8

 
Income tax expense
Total reclassifications
$
(1.1
)
 
$
(1.5
)
 
$
(3.3
)
 
$
0.2

 
Net income
_____________________________________
(1)
Reclassified from Cost of sales and Operating expenses to Other income (expense), net as a result of the adoption of ASU 2017-07.

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6.
FAIR VALUE
The carrying amounts for many of our financial instruments, including cash and cash equivalents, accounts and notes receivable, accounts and notes payable, short-term borrowings and certain other liabilities, approximate their fair value due to their relatively short maturities. Our foreign exchange forward contracts and long-term investments are measured at fair value on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Our total debt is carried at cost and was $321.4 and $295.0 as of November 23, 2018 and February 23, 2018, respectively. The fair value of our total debt is measured using a discounted cash flow analysis based on current market interest rates for similar types of instruments and was approximately $334 and $316 as of November 23, 2018 and February 23, 2018, respectively. The estimation of the fair value of our total debt is based on Level 2 fair value measurements.
We periodically use derivative financial instruments to manage exposures to movements in foreign exchange rates and interest rates. The use of these financial instruments modifies the exposure of these risks with the intention to reduce our risk of short-term volatility. We do not use derivatives for speculative or trading purposes.
Assets and liabilities measured at fair value in our Consolidated Balance Sheets as of November 23, 2018 and February 23, 2018 are summarized below:
 
November 23, 2018
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Total
Assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
51.0

 
$

 
$

 
$
51.0

 
Restricted cash
3.4

 

 

 
3.4

 
Foreign exchange forward contracts

 
3.2

 

 
3.2

 
Auction rate securities

 

 
3.6

 
3.6

 
 
$
54.4

 
$
3.2

 
$
3.6

 
$
61.2

 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Foreign exchange forward contracts

 
(1.0
)
 

 
(1.0
)
 
 
$

 
$
(1.0
)
 
$

 
$
(1.0
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 23, 2018
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Total
Assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
283.1

 
$

 
$

 
$
283.1

 
Restricted cash
2.5

 

 

 
2.5

 
Foreign exchange forward contracts

 
2.1

 

 
2.1

 
Auction rate securities

 

 
3.5

 
3.5

 
 
$
285.6

 
$
2.1

 
$
3.5

 
$
291.2

 
Liabilities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Foreign exchange forward contracts

 
(1.4
)
 

 
(1.4
)
 
 
$

 
$
(1.4
)
 
$

 
$
(1.4
)
 


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

Below is a roll-forward of assets and liabilities measured at fair value using Level 3 inputs for the nine months ended November 23, 2018:
Roll-Forward of Fair Value Using Level 3 Inputs
Auction Rate Securities
Balance as of February 23, 2018
$
3.5

 
Unrealized gain on investments
0.1

 
Balance as of November 23, 2018
$
3.6

 
7.
INVENTORIES
Inventories
November 23,
2018
February 23,
2018
Raw materials and work-in-process
$
117.5

 
$
98.3

 
Finished goods
156.0

 
105.3

 
 
273.5

 
203.6

 
Revaluation to LIFO
21.1

 
19.0

 
 
$
252.4

 
$
184.6

 
The portion of inventories determined by the LIFO method was $104.3 and $76.3 as of November 23, 2018 and February 23, 2018, respectively.
8.
SHORT-TERM BORROWINGS
On July 12, 2018, we amended our $125 global committed bank facility, which expires in 2022. The amendment increased the aggregate unsecured revolving loan commitment under the credit agreement to $200, and we retained the ability to further increase the aggregate commitment under the facility by up to $75, by obtaining at least one commitment from one or more lenders.  As of November 23, 2018, our total borrowings under the facility were $27.5. Current outstanding borrowings under the facility have an effective interest rate of 3.3%.
We can use borrowings under the facility for general corporate purposes, including friendly acquisitions. Interest on borrowings is based on the rate, as selected by us, between the following two options:
the Eurocurrency rate plus the applicable margin as set forth in the credit agreement, for interest periods of one, two, three or six months; or
for floating rate loans (as defined in the credit agreement), the greatest of the prime rate, the Federal funds effective rate plus 0.5%, and the Eurocurrency rate for a one month interest period plus 1%, plus the applicable margin as set forth in the credit agreement.
Up to $25 of the aggregate commitment can be borrowed under a swing line provision, at an agreed upon rate between the borrower and the swing line lender.
The facility continues to require us to satisfy two financial covenants:
A maximum leverage ratio covenant, which is measured by the ratio of (x) indebtedness, minus the amount, if any, of unrestricted cash in excess of $25, to (y) trailing four quarter adjusted EBITDA and is required to be less than 3:1. In the context of certain permitted acquisitions, we have a one-time ability, subject to certain conditions, to increase the maximum ratio to 3.25:1 for four consecutive quarters.
A minimum interest coverage ratio covenant, which is measured by the ratio of (y) trailing four quarter adjusted EBITDA to (z) trailing four quarter interest expense and is required to be no less than 3.5:1.
The facility does not include any restrictions on cash dividend payments or share repurchases.  As of November 23, 2018, we were in compliance with all covenants under the facility.

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9.
EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN OBLIGATIONS
Our subsidiary, SC Transport Inc., contributes to the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund (the "Fund") based on an obligation arising from a collective bargaining agreement covering SC Transport Inc. employees and retirees. In Q3 2019, the Fund asserted that the subsidiary's absence of hiring additional union employees over the past ten years, coupled with restructuring of the subsidiary's business, constituted an adverse selection practice under the Fund and, if not remedied, will result in the assessment of a withdrawal liability.  As a result of the Fund's assertion, SC Transport Inc. recorded a charge of $11.2, which is based on our best estimate from our analysis of available information and pension regulations which specify that the liability will be paid out in installments over a period of up to 20 years. The withdrawal liability was discounted using a rate of 3.5%. The amount that may ultimately be required to settle any potential obligation may be lower or higher than our estimated liability, which we will adjust as needed, if and when additional information becomes available.
10.
INCOME TAXES
In Q4 2018, the U.S. government enacted the Tax Act, which was effective January 1, 2018. The Tax Act makes broad and complex changes to the U.S. tax code that affect 2018 and future periods. The following is a summary of the key corporate income tax provisions of the Tax Act:
reduced the U.S. federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21%,
implemented a one-time tax on the deemed repatriation of undistributed non-U.S. subsidiary earnings and generally eliminated U.S. federal corporate income taxes on dividends from foreign subsidiaries,
included global intangible low-taxed income ("GILTI") provisions, which impose a tax on foreign income in excess of a deemed return on tangible assets of foreign corporations, and
included base-erosion and anti-abuse tax provisions, which eliminate the deduction of certain base-erosion payments made to related foreign corporations, and imposed a minimum tax if greater than regular tax.
For the three months ended November 23, 2018, we recorded a tax benefit of $1.0 to adjust previously-recorded provisional amounts related to the Tax Act, primarily related to the remeasurement of deferred tax assets and liabilities. The amounts we have recorded for the Tax Act remain provisional for the deemed repatriation tax, the remeasurement of deferred taxes, our reassessment of permanently reinvested earnings, uncertain tax positions and valuation allowances. These amounts may be impacted by further analysis and future clarification and guidance regarding available tax accounting methods and elections, earnings and profits computations, and state tax conformity to federal tax changes.
As of November 23, 2018, we were unable to reasonably estimate, and therefore have not recorded, deferred taxes with respect to the GILTI provisions. We have not yet determined our policy election with respect to whether to record deferred taxes on basis differences that are expected to affect the amount of GILTI inclusions upon reversal or to record the impact of the GILTI tax in the period in which that tax is incurred.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

11.
    SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION
Performance Units
During the nine months ended November 23, 2018, we awarded 183,900 performance units ("PSUs") to certain key employees. The PSUs awarded are earned after a three-year performance period, from 2019 through 2021, based on achievement of certain total shareholder return results relative to a comparison group of companies, which is a market condition, and, if earned, will be issued in the form of shares of Class A Common Stock. The number of shares that may be earned can range from 0% to 200% of the target amount; therefore, the maximum number of shares that can be issued under these awards is 367,800. These PSUs are expensed and recorded in Additional paid-in capital on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets over the performance period. We used the Monte Carlo simulation model to calculate the fair value of these PSUs on the date of grant. The model resulted in a weighted average grant date fair value of $18.02 per unit for these PSUs, compared to $21.76 and $16.33 per unit for similar PSUs granted in 2018 and 2017, respectively.
The weighted average grant date fair values were determined using the following assumptions:
 
2019 Awards
2018 Awards
2017 Awards
Three-year risk-free interest rate (1)
2.6
%
1.4
%
0.9
%
Expected term
3 years

3 years

3 years

Estimated volatility (2)
33.8
%
31.8
%
31.2
%
_______________________________________
(1)
Based on the U.S. government bond benchmark on the grant date.
(2)
Represents the historical price volatility of the Company’s common stock for the three-year period preceding the grant date.
The total PSU expense and associated tax benefit for all outstanding awards for the three and nine months ended November 23, 2018 and November 24, 2017 are as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Performance Units
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Expense
$
0.3

 
$
1.3

 
$
3.8

 
$
3.8

 
Tax benefit
0.0

 
0.5

 
1.1

 
1.4

 
As of November 23, 2018, there was $1.3 of remaining unrecognized compensation cost related to nonvested PSUs, which is expected to be recognized over a remaining weighted-average period of 1.8 years.
The PSU activity for the nine months ended November 23, 2018 is as follows:
Maximum Number of Shares That May Be Issued Under Nonvested Units
Total
Weighted-Average
Grant Date
Fair Value per Unit
Nonvested as of February 23, 2018
688,600

$
18.77

Granted
367,800

18.02

Nonvested as of November 23, 2018
1,056,400

$
18.50

Restricted Stock Units
During the nine months ended November 23, 2018, we awarded 839,579 restricted stock units ("RSUs") to certain employees. These RSUs have restrictions on transfer which lapse three years after the date of grant, at which time the units will be issued as unrestricted shares of Class A Common Stock. RSUs are expensed and recorded in Additional paid-in capital on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets over the requisite service period based on the value of the underlying shares on the date of grant.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

The RSU expense and associated tax benefit for all outstanding awards for the three and nine months ended November 23, 2018 and November 24, 2017 are as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Restricted Stock Units
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Expense
$
2.0

 
$
2.3

 
$
11.0

 
$
11.1

 
Tax benefit
0.6

 
0.8

 
3.0

 
4.0

 
As of November 23, 2018, there was $8.8 of remaining unrecognized compensation cost related to nonvested RSUs, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.0 years.
The RSU activity for the nine months ended November 23, 2018 is as follows:
Nonvested Units
Total
Weighted-Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
per Unit
Nonvested as of February 23, 2018
1,789,775

$
15.75

Granted
839,579

14.61

Vested
(118,889
)
19.26

Forfeited
(32,357
)
15.57

Nonvested as of November 23, 2018
2,478,108

$
15.19


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS — (Continued)

12.
    ACQUISITIONS
Orangebox
On September 19, 2018, we acquired Orangebox Group Limited ("Orangebox"), a U.K.-based manufacturer of task seating, architectural pods, privacy solutions and collaborative furniture. The transaction included the purchase of all of the outstanding capital stock of Orangebox for $78.9 (or £60.0) less an adjustment for working capital of $0.1 in an all-cash transaction. An additional $3.9 (or £3.0) is payable to one of the sellers over three years, contingent upon the achievement of certain business performance obligations. The acquisition was funded by borrowings under our global committed bank facility. The goodwill resulting from the acquisition relates to the expected ability to provide customers with a broader range of furniture designed to boost collaboration at work and provide us with an engine to accelerate innovative product development.
Tangible assets and liabilities of Orangebox were valued as of the acquisition date using a market analysis and intangible assets were valued using a discounted cash flow analysis, which represents a Level 3 measurement. On the acquisition date, we recorded $42.2 related to identifiable intangible assets, $23.0 related to goodwill and $17.5 related to tangible assets. The tangible assets mainly consisted of working capital (primarily accounts receivable, inventory and current liabilities), property, plant and equipment (primarily the land, building and equipment of two manufacturing locations in the U.K.) and deferred tax liabilities. Goodwill was recorded in EMEA and the Americas segments in the amounts of $18.8 and $4.2, respectively. The goodwill is not deductible for U.K. or U.S. income tax purposes. Intangible assets are principally related to dealer relationships, the Orangebox trade name and internally-developed know-how and designs, which will be amortized over periods ranging between 9 to 11 years.
The purchase price allocation for the Orangebox acquisition was incomplete as of November 23, 2018. We are still evaluating certain working capital and deferred tax adjustments, as well as the reporting unit to which the goodwill resulting from the Orangebox acquisition will be allocated for future impairment testing purposes.
The following table summarizes the acquired identified intangible assets and the respective fair value and useful life of each asset at the date of acquisition:
 
Other Intangible Assets
Weighted
Average
Useful Life
(Years)
Fair Value
 
 
Dealer relationships
10.9

 
$
23.0

 
 
Trademark
9.0

 
13.2

 
 
Know-how/designs
9.0

 
5.0

 
 
Other
0.2

 
1.0

 
 
 
 
 
$
42.2

 
    
The fair value of the acquired intangible assets will be amortized on a straight-line basis over the remaining useful life. The estimated amortization expense for the next five years is as follows:
Fiscal Year Ending in February
Amount
2019
$
2.8

 
2020
4.2

 
2021
4.1

 
2022
4.1

 
2023
4.1

 
 
$
19.3

 

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Smith System
On July 12, 2018, we acquired Smith System Manufacturing Company ("Smith System"), a Texas-based manufacturer of desking, seating and storage for the pre-K-12 education market. The total purchase price for the acquisition was $140.0, payable in cash, plus a net adjustment for working capital of $8.4. In addition, we funded $5.0 to a third-party escrow account, which is payable to the seller at the end of two years based on continued employment. The acquisition was funded through a combination of domestic cash on-hand and short-term borrowings under our global credit facility.
Smith System is an industry leader in the U.S. pre-K-12 education market. The acquisition is expected to advance our growth strategy in the education and office markets particularly as it relates to collaborative spaces. The goodwill resulting from the acquisition is primarily related to the growth potential of Smith System as we offer their products through our distribution network.
Tangible assets and liabilities of Smith System were valued as of the acquisition date using a market analysis and intangible assets were valued using a discounted cash flow analysis, which represents a Level 3 measurement. On the acquisition date, we recorded $44.1 related to identifiable intangible assets, $79.3 related to goodwill and $25.0 related to tangible assets, mainly consisting of working capital items such as accounts receivable, inventory and current liabilities. The entire amount recorded to goodwill is deductible for U.S. income tax purposes and is recorded in the Americas segment. Intangible assets are principally related to internally-developed know-how and designs, dealer relationships and the Smith System trade name, which will be amortized over periods ranging between 9 to 11 years.
The purchase price allocation for the Smith System acquisition was incomplete as of November 23, 2018. We are still evaluating certain working capital and deferred tax adjustments, as well as the reporting unit to which the goodwill resulting from the Smith System acquisition will be allocated for future impairment testing purposes.
The following table summarizes the acquired identified intangible assets and the respective fair value and useful life of each asset at the date of acquisition:
 
Other Intangible Assets
Weighted
Average
Useful Life
(Years)
Fair Value
 
 
Know-how/designs
9.0

 
$
16.0

 
 
Dealer relationships
11.0

 
12.0

 
 
Trademark
9.0

 
12.0

 
 
Other
0.9

 
4.1

 
 
 
 
 
$
44.1

 
    
The fair value of the acquired intangible assets will be amortized on a straight-line basis over the remaining useful life. The estimated amortization expense for the next five years is as follows:
Fiscal Year Ending in February
Amount
2019
$
5.9

 
2020
4.8

 
2021
4.4

 
2022
4.2

 
2023
4.2

 
 
$
23.5

 

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AMQ
On December 26, 2017, we acquired AMQ Solutions ("AMQ"), a California-based provider of height-adjustable desking, benching, worktools and seating. In addition, we acquired certain assets of an affiliated company, Tricom Vision Limited. The total purchase price for the acquisition was $69.9, which was primarily funded by the liquidation of short-term investments. Up to an additional $5.0 is payable to the sellers contingent upon certain performance obligations being met over a two year period. This acquisition is expected to strengthen our reach within the industry by broadening our portfolio at lower price points. The goodwill resulting from the acquisition consists largely of economies of scale expected from integrating AMQ into our existing dealer network.
Tangible assets and liabilities of AMQ were valued as of the acquisition date using a market analysis and intangible assets were valued using a discounted cash flow analysis, which represents a Level 3 measurement. On the acquisition date, we recorded $30.1 related to identifiable intangible assets, $31.5 to goodwill and approximately $12.5 related to working capital items such as accounts receivable, inventories and accounts payable. The entire amount recorded to goodwill is recorded in the Americas segment and is deductible for U.S. income tax purposes. Intangibles are principally related to dealer relationships which will be amortized over 11 years.
In Q1 2019, we recorded measurement period adjustments of $0.5 related to a decrease in net working capital and a decrease of $0.2 to the contingent liability payable to the sellers for certain liabilities existing prior to the opening balance sheet date. These adjustments increased goodwill by $0.3, and all amounts referenced above are inclusive of these measurement period adjustments. No measurement period adjustments were recorded in Q2 2019 or Q3 2019.
The purchase price allocation for the AMQ acquisition was incomplete as of November 23, 2018. We are still evaluating certain working capital and deferred tax adjustments, as well as the reporting unit to which the goodwill resulting from the AMQ acquisition will be allocated for future impairment testing purposes.
The following table summarizes the acquired identified intangible assets and the respective fair value and useful life of each asset at the date of acquisition:
 
Other Intangible Assets
Weighted
Average
Useful Life
(Years)
Fair Value
 
 
Dealer relationships
11.0

 
$
25.5

 
 
Trademark
9.0

 
1.3

 
 
Other
4.6

 
3.3

 
 
 
 
 
$
30.1

 
The fair value of the acquired intangible assets will be amortized on a straight-line basis over the remaining useful life. The estimated amortization expense for the next five years is as follows:
Fiscal Year Ending in February
Amount
2019
$
3.2

 
2020
3.1

 
2021
3.0

 
2022
3.0

 
2023
3.0

 
 
$
15.3

 

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13.
REPORTABLE SEGMENTS
Our reportable segments consist of the Americas segment, the EMEA segment and the Other category. Unallocated corporate costs are reported as Corporate.
The Americas segment serves customers in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean Islands and Latin America with a portfolio of integrated architecture, furniture and technology products marketed to corporate, government, healthcare, education and retail customers through the Steelcase, Coalesse, Turnstone, Smith System, AMQ and Orangebox brands.
The EMEA segment serves customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa primarily under the Steelcase, Orangebox and Coalesse brands, with an emphasis on freestanding furniture systems, storage and seating solutions.
The Other category includes Asia Pacific, Designtex and PolyVision. Asia Pacific serves customers in Asia and Australia primarily under the Steelcase brand with an emphasis on freestanding furniture systems, seating and storage solutions. Designtex primarily sells textiles, wall coverings and surface imaging solutions specified by architects and designers directly to end-use customers through a direct sales force primarily in North America. PolyVision manufactures ceramic steel surfaces for use in various applications globally, including static whiteboards and chalkboards sold through third party fabricators and distributors to the primary and secondary education markets and architectural panels and other special applications sold through general contractors for commercial and infrastructure projects.
We primarily review and evaluate operating income by segment in both our internal review processes and for our external financial reporting. We also allocate resources primarily based on operating income. Total assets by segment include manufacturing and other assets associated with each segment.
Corporate costs include unallocated portions of shared service functions, such as information technology, corporate facilities, finance, human resources, research, legal and customer aviation, plus deferred compensation expense and income or losses associated with COLI. Corporate assets consist primarily of unallocated cash and COLI.
Revenue and operating income (loss) for the three and nine months ended November 23, 2018 and November 24, 2017 and total assets as of November 23, 2018 and February 23, 2018 by segment are presented below:
 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Reportable Segment Statement of Operations Data
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Revenue
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Americas
$
638.6

 
$
552.8

 
$
1,828.5

 
$
1,656.3

 
EMEA
170.9

 
141.1

 
441.5

 
372.4

 
Other
91.5

 
78.2

 
260.8

 
254.1

 
 
$
901.0

 
$
772.1

 
$
2,530.8

 
$
2,282.8

 
Operating income (loss)
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Americas
$
52.0

 
$
45.3

 
$
158.9

 
$
143.7

 
EMEA
(0.7
)
 
(3.3
)
 
(8.4
)
 
(15.5
)
 
Other
4.2

 
2.6

 
10.6

 
18.9

 
Corporate
(10.1
)
 
(8.1
)
 
(24.5
)
 
(23.3
)
 
 
$
45.4

 
$
36.5

 
$
136.6

 
$
123.8

 

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Reportable Segment Balance Sheet Data
November 23,
2018
February 23,
2018
Total assets
 

 
 

 
Americas
$
1,093.9

 
$
943.2

 
EMEA
434.8

 
300.3

 
Other
220.0

 
209.1

 
Corporate
231.9

 
406.6

 
 
$
1,980.6

 
$
1,859.2

 

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Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations:
This management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 23, 2018. Reference to a year relates to the fiscal year, ended in February of the year indicated, rather than the calendar year, unless indicated by a specific date. Additionally, Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 reference the first, second, third and fourth quarter, respectively, of the fiscal year indicated. All amounts are in millions, except share and per share data, data presented as a percentage or as otherwise indicated.
Non-GAAP Financial Measure
This item contains a non-GAAP financial measure. A “non-GAAP financial measure” is defined as a numerical measure of a company’s financial performance that excludes or includes amounts so as to be different than the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the condensed consolidated statements of income, balance sheets or statements of cash flows of the company. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, we have provided a reconciliation below of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
The non-GAAP financial measure used is organic revenue growth (decline), which represents the change in revenue excluding estimated currency translation effects and the impacts of acquisitions and divestitures. This measure is presented because management uses this information to monitor and evaluate financial results and trends. Therefore, management believes this information is also useful for investors.
Financial Summary

Our reportable segments consist of the Americas segment, the EMEA segment and the Other category. Unallocated corporate costs are reported as Corporate.
Results of Operations
 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Statement of Operations Data
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Revenue
$
901.0

 
100.0
 %
 
$
772.1

 
100.0
 %
 
$
2,530.8

 
100.0
 %
 
$
2,282.8

 
100.0
 %
Cost of sales
622.7

 
69.1

 
521.3

 
67.5

 
1,726.0

 
68.2

 
1,529.6

 
67.0

Gross profit
278.3

 
30.9

 
250.8

 
32.5

 
804.8

 
31.8

 
753.2

 
33.0

Operating expenses
232.9

 
25.9

 
214.3

 
27.8

 
668.2

 
26.4

 
629.4

 
27.6

Operating income
45.4

 
5.0

 
36.5

 
4.7

 
136.6

 
5.4

 
123.8

 
5.4

Interest expense
(4.7
)
 
(0.5
)
 
(4.3
)
 
(0.6
)
 
(14.0
)
 
(0.5
)
 
(13.0
)
 
(0.6
)
Investment income
0.2

 

 
0.3

 

 
1.7

 
0.1

 
1.1

 

Other income, net
4.3

 
0.5

 
5.2

 
0.8

 
11.3

 
0.4

 
4.9

 
0.3

Income before income tax expense
45.2

 
5.0

 
37.7

 
4.9

 
135.6

 
5.4

 
116.8

 
5.1

Income tax expense
7.9

 
0.9

 
12.0

 
1.6

 
32.2

 
1.3

 
36.1

 
1.6

Net income
$
37.3

 
4.1
 %
 
$
25.7

 
3.3
 %
 
$
103.4

 
4.1
 %
 
$
80.7

 
3.5
 %
Earnings per share:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
$
0.31

 
 

 
$
0.22

 
 

 
$
0.87

 
 

 
$
0.68

 
 

Diluted
$
0.31

 
 

 
$
0.22

 
 

 
$
0.87

 
 

 
$
0.67

 
 


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Q3 2019 Organic Revenue Growth
Americas
EMEA
Other
Consolidated
Q3 2018 revenue
$
552.8

 
$
141.1

 
$
78.2

 
$
772.1

 
Acquisitions
23.0

 
15.7

 

 
38.7

 
Divestitures
(3.7
)
 
(0.9
)
 

 
(4.6
)
 
Currency translation effects*
(1.4
)
 
(3.5
)
 
(1.9
)
 
(6.8
)
 
   Q3 2018 revenue, adjusted
570.7

 
152.4

 
76.3

 
799.4

 
Q3 2019 revenue
638.6

 
170.9

 
91.5

 
901.0

 
Organic growth $
$
67.9

 
$
18.5

 
$
15.2

 
$
101.6

 
Organic growth %
12
%
 
12
%
 
20
%
 
13
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Currency translation effects represent the estimated net effect of translating Q3 2018 foreign currency revenues using the average exchange rates during Q3 2019.

Year-to-Date 2019 Organic Revenue Growth
Americas
EMEA
Other
Consolidated
Year-to-date 2018 revenue
$
1,656.3

 
$
372.4

 
$
254.1

 
$
2,282.8

 
Acquisitions
70.4

 
15.7

 

 
86.1

 
Divestitures
(13.6
)
 
(2.1
)
 

 
(15.7
)
 
Currency translation effects*
(0.3
)
 
12.9

 
(0.5
)
 
12.1

 
  Year-to-date 2018 revenue, adjusted
1,712.8

 
398.9

 
253.6

 
2,365.3

 
Year-to-date 2019 revenue
1,828.5

 
441.5

 
260.8

 
2,530.8

 
Organic growth $
$
115.7

 
$
42.6

 
$
7.2

 
$
165.5

 
Organic growth %
7
%
 
11
%
 
3
%
 
7
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Currency translation effects represent the estimated net effect of translating year-to-date 2018 foreign currency revenues using the average exchange rates during year-to-date 2019.
 
Overview
In Q3 2019, we reported strong earnings growth compared to the prior year, driven by strong revenue growth and lower operating expenses as a percentage of revenue. Revenue grew by 17% compared to the prior year, driven by revenue from the acquisitions and organic revenue growth across all segments driven by increased project business from both large and small customers. In the Americas, our order growth has outpaced the industry over the trailing six months ended in October. The benefits from pricing actions implemented earlier in the year began to offset higher commodity, freight and labor costs during the quarter.
Q3 2019 Compared to Q3 2018
We recorded net income of $37.3 and diluted earnings per share of $0.31 in Q3 2019. The results included an $11.2 charge related to participation in a multi-employer pension plan, which had the effect of decreasing net income by $5.5 after taking into account the related variable compensation and tax effects. In the prior year, we recorded net income of $25.7 and diluted earnings per share of $0.22. Operating income of $45.4 in Q3 2019 represented an increase of $8.9, or 30 basis points as a percentage of revenue, compared to the prior year. The comparison was negatively impacted by $7.5 related to the pension charge, net of the related variable compensation effect. The improved operating results were driven by higher revenue and lower operating expenses as a percentage of revenue, partially offset by higher cost of sales as a percentage of revenue.
The pension charge recorded in the quarter related to a multi-employer pension plan in the U.S. in which the employees and retirees of one of the company’s subsidiaries participate.  During Q3 2019, the plan asserted that the subsidiary's absence of hiring additional union employees over the past ten years, coupled with restructuring of the subsidiary's business, constituted an adverse selection practice and, if not remedied, will result in the assessment of a withdrawal liability.  As a result of the plan’s assertion, the subsidiary recorded an $11.2 charge related to its estimated future obligations under a withdrawal liability, which had the effect of decreasing net income by $5.5 after taking into account the related variable compensation and tax effects.  See Note 9 to the condensed consolidated financial statements for more information.

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Revenue of $901.0 in Q3 2019 represented an increase of $128.9 or 17% compared to the prior year. Q3 2019 revenue from acquisitions, net of divestitures, was $42.7, with the remaining growth driven by project business across all segments. Revenue grew by 16% in the Americas, 21% in EMEA and 17% in the Other category. After adjusting for a $38.7 impact of acquisitions, a $4.6 unfavorable impact of divestitures and $6.8 of unfavorable currency translation effects, organic revenue growth was $101.6 or 13% compared to the prior year. On an organic basis, revenue growth was 12% in the Americas, 12% in EMEA and 20% in the Other category.
Cost of sales as a percentage of revenue increased by 160 basis points to 69.1% of revenue in Q3 2019 compared to Q3 2018, with 110 basis points of the increase being attributable to the pension charge in Q3 2019. The remaining increase was driven by approximately $14 of higher commodity, freight and labor costs in the Americas and EMEA and unfavorable shifts in business mix, partially offset by the benefits of pricing actions (which approximated the higher commodity, freight and labor costs) and higher absorption of fixed costs. Cost of sales as a percentage of revenue increased by 190 basis points in the Americas, 60 basis points in EMEA and 120 basis points in the Other category.
Operating expenses of $232.9 in Q3 2019 represented an increase of $18.6 but declined by 190 basis points as a percentage of revenue compared to the prior year. The increase was primarily due to $14.8 from acquisitions, net of divestitures (including $3.8 of amortization expense) and $1.6 of higher variable compensation expense.
Our effective tax rate in Q3 2019 was 17.5% compared to a Q3 2018 effective tax rate of 31.8%. The reduction was driven by tax reform in the U.S. and a $3.6 favorable adjustment recorded in Q3 2019, compared to a $1.0 favorable adjustment recorded in the prior year.
Year-to-Date 2019 Compared to Year-to-Date 2018
We recorded year-to-date 2019 net income of $103.4 and diluted earnings per share of $0.87. The results were negatively impacted by $5.5 related to the pension charge, net of related variable compensation and income tax effects. In year-to-date 2018, we recorded net income of $80.7 and diluted earnings per share of $0.67. Year-to-date 2019 operating income increased $12.8 to $136.6 compared to the prior year. The increase was driven by the same factors as the quarter.
Year-to-date 2019 revenue of $2,530.8 represented an increase of $248.0 or 11% compared to year-to-date 2018. The increase was due to 10% growth in the Americas, 19% growth in EMEA and 3% growth in the Other category. Year-to-date 2019 revenue from acquisitions, net of divestitures, was $93.8, with the remaining growth driven by strong project business from both large and small customers in the Americas and EMEA. After adjusting for an $86.1 impact of acquisitions, a $15.7 unfavorable impact of divestitures and $12.1 of favorable currency translation effects, organic revenue growth was $165.5 or 7%. On an organic basis, revenue increased by 7% in the Americas, 11% in EMEA and 3% in the Other category.
Cost of sales increased by 120 basis points to 68.2% of revenue in year-to-date 2019 compared to year-to-date 2018, with 40 basis points of the increase attributable to the pension charge in Q3 2019. The remaining increase was driven by approximately $33 of higher commodity, freight and labor costs in the Americas and EMEA and unfavorable shifts in business mix, partially offset by the benefits of pricing actions and higher absorption of fixed costs. Cost of sales as a percentage of revenue increased by 150 basis point in the Americas and 110 basis points in the Other category, while EMEA improved by 50 basis points compared to the prior year.
Operating expenses of $668.2 in year-to-date 2019 represented an increase of $38.8 but declined by 120 basis points as a percentage of revenue compared to the prior year. The increase was driven primarily by $26.7 from acquisitions, net of divestitures (including $8.9 of amortization expense), $7.7 of higher variable compensation expense and $3.5 of unfavorable currency translation effects, partially offset by $3.5 of higher property gains ($7.5 in the Americas in the current year compared to $4.0 in EMEA in the prior year).
Our year-to-date 2019 effective tax rate was 23.7% compared to a year-to-date 2018 effective tax rate of 30.9%. The year-to-date rates were below the applicable U.S. federal statutory tax rates primarily due to favorable tax adjustments recorded in each year.

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Interest Expense, Investment Income and Other Income, Net
 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Interest Expense, Investment Income and Other Income, Net
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Interest expense
$
(4.7
)
 
$
(4.3
)
 
$
(14.0
)
 
$
(13.0
)
 
Investment income
0.2

 
0.3

 
1.7

 
1.1

 
Other income (expense), net:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Equity in income of unconsolidated affiliates
4.3

 
4.7

 
11.1

 
10.3

 
Foreign exchange gains (losses)
(0.4
)
 
(0.8
)
 
0.1

 
(3.0
)
 
Net periodic pension and post-retirement credit (expense), excluding service cost
0.9

 
2.0

 
2.8

 
(1.2
)
 
Miscellaneous, net
(0.5
)
 
(0.7
)
 
(2.7
)
 
(1.2
)
 
Total other income, net
4.3

 
5.2

 
11.3

 
4.9

 
Total interest expense, investment income and other income, net
$
(0.2
)
 
$
1.2

 
$
(1.0
)
 
$
(7.0
)
 
Net periodic pension and post-retirement credit (expense), excluding service cost in year-to-date 2018 includes charges related to the annuitizations of three small defined benefit plans in Q1 2018.
Business Segment Review
See Note 13 to the condensed consolidated financial statements for additional information regarding our business segments.
Americas
The Americas segment serves customers in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean Islands and Latin America with a portfolio of integrated architecture, furniture and technology products marketed to corporate, government, healthcare, education and retail customers through the Steelcase, Coalesse, Turnstone, Smith System, AMQ and Orangebox brands.
 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Statement of Operations Data — Americas
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Revenue
$
638.6

 
100.0
%
 
$
552.8

 
100.0
%
 
$
1,828.5

 
100.0
%
 
$
1,656.3

 
100.0
%
Cost of sales
437.9

 
68.6

 
368.8

 
66.7

 
1,234.1

 
67.5

 
1,093.4

 
66.0

Gross profit
200.7

 
31.4

 
184.0

 
33.3

 
594.4

 
32.5

 
562.9

 
34.0

Operating expenses
148.7

 
23.3

 
138.7

 
25.1

 
435.5

 
23.8

 
419.2

 
25.3

Operating income
$
52.0

 
8.1
%
 
$
45.3

 
8.2
%
 
$
158.9

 
8.7
%
 
$
143.7

 
8.7
%
Operating income in the Americas increased by $6.7 and $15.2, in Q3 2019 and year-to-date 2019, respectively, compared to the prior year. The comparisons were negatively impacted by $8.4 related to the pension charge, net of the related variable compensation effect. Adjusted for the net impact of the pension charge, the increases were driven by higher revenue and lower operating expenses as a percentage of revenue, partially offset by higher cost of sales as a percentage of revenue.
The Americas revenue represented 70.9% of consolidated revenue in Q3 2019. Q3 2019 revenue of $638.6 represented an increase of $85.8 or 16%, compared to the prior year. Q3 2019 revenue from acquisitions, net of a small divestiture, was $28.7, with the remaining growth driven by strength in project business from both large and small customers. After adjusting for a $23.0 impact of acquisitions, a $3.7 unfavorable impact of a divestiture, and $1.4 of unfavorable currency translation effects, organic revenue growth in Q3 2019 was $67.9 or 12% compared to the prior year.
Year-to-date 2019 revenue of $1,828.5 represented an increase of $172.2 or 10% compared to year-to-date 2018. Year-to-date 2019 revenue from acquisitions, net of a divestiture, was $81.0, with the remaining growth driven by revenue from our marketing programs and project business. After adjusting for a $70.4 impact of acquisitions, a $13.6 unfavorable impact due to a divestiture and $0.3 of unfavorable currency translation effects, year-to-date 2019 organic revenue growth was $115.7 or 7% compared to the prior year.

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Cost of sales as a percentage of revenue increased by 190 basis points in Q3 2019 compared to Q3 2018, with 160 basis points of the increase attributable to the pension charge. The remaining increase was driven by approximately $13 of higher commodity, freight and labor costs and unfavorable shifts in business mix, partially offset by the benefits of pricing actions (which approximated the increase in commodity, freight and labor costs) and higher absorption of fixed costs. Year-to-date 2019 cost of sales as a percentage of revenue increased by 150 basis points compared to the prior year, with 60 basis points of the increase attributable to the pension charge. The remaining increase was driven by approximately $29 of higher commodity, freight and labor costs and unfavorable shifts in business mix, partially offset by the benefits of pricing actions and higher absorption of fixed costs. The pricing actions were implemented in the first half of 2019 in response to rapid increases in steel prices and other commodity costs, but the benefits are being realized over time as we fulfill project business won at earlier pricing levels and negotiate price increases in customer agreements.
Operating expenses in Q3 2019 increased by $10.0 but declined by 180 basis points as a percentage of revenue compared to the prior year. The increase was due primarily to $8.4 from acquisitions (including $2.2 of amortization expense), net of a divestiture and $1.4 of higher variable compensation expense. Operating expenses increased by $16.3 in year-to-date 2019 compared to the prior year but improved by 150 basis points as a percentage of revenue. The increase was due to $20.8 from acquisitions (including $7.3 of amortization expense), net of a divestiture and $6.9 of higher variable compensation expense, partially offset by a $7.5 gain on the sale of property and $5.5 of lower product development, sales and marketing expenses.
EMEA
The EMEA segment serves customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa primarily under the Steelcase, Orangebox and Coalesse brands, with an emphasis on freestanding furniture systems, seating and storage solutions.
 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
Statement of Operations Data — EMEA
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
November 23,
2018
November 24,
2017
Revenue
$
170.9

 
100.0
 %
 
$
141.1

 
100.0
 %
 
$
441.5

 
100.0
 %
 
$
372.4

 
100.0
 %
Cost of sales
124.5

 
72.8

 
101.9

 
72.2

 
321.9

 
72.9

 
273.3

 
73.4

Gross profit
46.4

 
27.2

 
39.2

 
27.8

 
119.6

 
27.1

 
99.1

 
26.6

Operating expenses
47.1

 
27.6

 
42.5

 
30.1

 
128.0