10-Q
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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 September 26, 2015
OR
 
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission file number 001-11625
Pentair plc
 
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Ireland
  
98-1141328
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
  
(I.R.S. Employer Identification number)
 
 
P.O. Box 471, Sharp Street, Walkden, Manchester, M28 8BU United Kingdom
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 44-161-703-1885
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 ¨
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 (§223.405 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 þ No ¨
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 definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
 
Large accelerated filer þ
  
Accelerated filer o
  
Non-accelerated filer o
  
Smaller reporting company o
 
  
 
  
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
  
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No þ
On September 26, 2015, 180,253,587 shares of Registrant’s common stock were outstanding.



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Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
 
 
Page
 
 
PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
ITEM 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITEM 2.
 
 
 
ITEM 3.
 
 
 
ITEM 4.
 
 
 
PART II OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
ITEM 1.
 
 
 
ITEM 1A.
 
 
 
ITEM 2.
 
 
 
ITEM 6.
 
 
 
 



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PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Unaudited)
 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
In millions, except per-share data
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Net sales
$
1,552.1

$
1,758.4

 
$
4,688.3

$
5,236.5

Cost of goods sold
1,012.0

1,133.7

 
3,071.8

3,401.4

Gross profit
540.1

624.7

 
1,616.5

1,835.1

Selling, general and administrative
330.2

328.8

 
958.7

1,071.0

Research and development
29.9

28.5

 
88.7

88.2

Operating income
180.0

267.4

 
569.1

675.9

Other (income) expense:
 
 
 
 
 
Equity income of unconsolidated subsidiaries
(0.9
)
(0.3
)
 
(2.0
)
(0.9
)
Loss on sale of business


 

0.2

Net interest expense
31.3

17.1

 
68.1

51.1

Income from continuing operations before income taxes
149.6

250.6

 
503.0

625.5

Provision for income taxes
34.4

58.1

 
115.7

148.3

Net income from continuing operations
115.2

192.5

 
387.3

477.2

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

1.6

 
(5.6
)
2.6

Loss from sale / impairment of discontinued operations, net of tax

(380.1
)
 
(4.8
)
(385.7
)
Net income (loss)
$
115.2

$
(186.0
)
 
$
376.9

$
94.1

Comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
115.2

$
(186.0
)
 
$
376.9

$
94.1

Changes in cumulative translation adjustment
(85.8
)
(178.8
)
 
(238.4
)
(190.3
)
Changes in market value of derivative financial instruments, net of $0.9, ($0.2), $1.3 and ($0.1) tax, respectively
(0.7
)
0.8

 
(1.6
)
1.2

Comprehensive income (loss)
$
28.7

$
(364.0
)
 
$
136.9

$
(95.0
)
Earnings (loss) per ordinary share
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.64

$
1.01

 
$
2.15

$
2.47

Discontinued operations

(1.99
)
 
(0.06
)
(1.98
)
Basic earnings (loss) per ordinary share
$
0.64

$
(0.98
)
 
$
2.09

$
0.49

Diluted
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.63

$
1.00

 
2.12

2.43

Discontinued operations

(1.95
)
 
(0.06
)
(1.95
)
Diluted earnings (loss) per ordinary share
$
0.63

$
(0.95
)
 
$
2.06

$
0.48

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
180.2

190.2

 
180.1

193.2

Diluted
182.6

193.1

 
182.6

196.4

Cash dividends paid per ordinary share
$
0.32

$
0.30

 
$
0.96

$
0.80

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
 
September 26,
2015
December 31,
2014
In millions, except per-share data
Assets
Current assets
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
144.9

$
110.4

Accounts and notes receivable, net of allowances of $98.4 and $96.5, respectively
1,136.5

1,205.9

Inventories
1,296.2

1,130.4

Other current assets
385.7

366.8

Current assets held for sale
0.9

80.6

Total current assets
2,964.2

2,894.1

Property, plant and equipment, net
921.4

950.0

Other assets
 
 
Goodwill
5,827.4

4,741.9

Intangibles, net
2,515.6

1,608.1

Other non-current assets
426.7

436.2

Non-current assets held for sale
15.6

24.9

Total other assets
8,785.3

6,811.1

Total assets
$
12,670.9

$
10,655.2

Liabilities and Equity
Current liabilities
 
 
Current maturities of long-term debt and short-term borrowings
$
3.2

$
6.7

Accounts payable
531.0

583.1

Employee compensation and benefits
264.6

305.5

Other current liabilities
693.9

709.1

Current liabilities held for sale
3.5

35.1

Total current liabilities
1,496.2

1,639.5

Other liabilities
 
 
Long-term debt
4,983.2

2,997.4

Pension and other post-retirement compensation and benefits
301.6

322.0

Deferred tax liabilities
827.9

528.3

Other non-current liabilities
525.6

497.7

Non-current liabilities held for sale
0.5

6.5

Total liabilities
8,135.0

5,991.4

Equity
 
 
Ordinary shares $0.01 par value, 426.0 authorized, 180.3 and 202.4 issued at September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively
1.8

2.0

Ordinary shares held in treasury, 19.9 shares at December 31, 2014

(1,251.9
)
Additional paid-in capital
2,849.2

4,250.0

Retained earnings
2,305.2

2,044.0

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(620.3
)
(380.3
)
Total equity
4,535.9

4,663.8

Total liabilities and equity
$
12,670.9

$
10,655.2

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 
Nine months ended
In millions
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Operating activities
 
 
Net income
$
376.9

$
94.1

Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax
5.6

(2.6
)
Loss from sale / impairment of discontinued operations, net of tax
4.8

385.7

Adjustments to reconcile net income from continuing operations to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities of continuing operations
 
 
Equity income of unconsolidated subsidiaries
(2.0
)
(0.9
)
Depreciation
101.4

103.9

Amortization
83.8

85.9

Deferred income taxes
1.9

6.7

Share-based compensation
27.5

24.8

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation
(6.0
)
(10.0
)
Amortization of bridge financing fees
10.8


Loss (gain) on sales of assets and businesses
(7.7
)
1.2

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of business acquisitions
 
 
Accounts and notes receivable
85.8

71.5

Inventories
(115.3
)
(38.5
)
Other current assets
(45.1
)
(36.8
)
Accounts payable
(82.3
)
(34.4
)
Employee compensation and benefits
(42.0
)
(11.9
)
Other current liabilities
30.5

95.4

Other non-current assets and liabilities
(25.5
)
(45.9
)
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities of continuing operations
403.1

688.2

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities of discontinued operations
(7.2
)
(4.8
)
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities
395.9

683.4

Investing activities
 
 
Capital expenditures
(100.6
)
(92.5
)
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment
24.8

4.1

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(1,913.0
)

Other
(0.8
)
0.9

Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities of continuing operations
(1,989.6
)
(87.5
)
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities of discontinued operations
59.0


Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities
(1,930.6
)
(87.5
)
Financing activities
 
 
Net receipts (repayments) of short-term borrowings
(2.0
)
0.3

Net receipts of commercial paper and revolving long-term debt
276.5

426.2

Proceeds from long-term debt
1,714.8


Repayments of long-term debt
(4.6
)
(13.2
)
Debt issuance costs
(26.8
)

Excess tax benefits from share-based compensation
6.0

10.0

Shares issued to employees, net of shares withheld
21.9

30.3

Repurchases of ordinary shares
(200.0
)
(850.0
)
Dividends paid
(173.3
)
(156.2
)
Purchase of noncontrolling interest

(134.7
)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities
1,612.5

(687.3
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(43.3
)
(8.0
)
Change in cash and cash equivalents
34.5

(99.4
)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
110.4

256.0

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
144.9

$
156.6

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity (Unaudited)

In millions
Ordinary shares
 
Treasury shares
Additional paid-in capital
Retained earnings
Accumulated
other
comprehensive income (loss)
Total Pentair plc
Noncontrolling interest
 Total
Number
Amount
 
Number
Amount
Balance - December 31, 2014
202.4

$
2.0

 
(19.9
)
$
(1,251.9
)
$
4,250.0

$
2,044.0

$
(380.3
)
$
4,663.8

$

$
4,663.8

Net income


 



376.9


376.9


376.9

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax


 




(240.0
)
(240.0
)

(240.0
)
Dividends declared


 


1.5

(115.7
)

(114.2
)

(114.2
)
Share repurchase
(3.1
)

 


(200.0
)


(200.0
)

(200.0
)
Cancellation of treasury shares
(19.1
)
(0.2
)
 
19.1

1,210.9

(1,210.7
)





Exercise of options, net of shares tendered for payment
0.1


 
0.7

34.6

(7.9
)


26.7


26.7

Issuance of restricted shares, net of cancellations


 
0.2

9.5

(9.5
)





Shares surrendered by employees to pay taxes


 
(0.1
)
(3.1
)
(1.7
)


(4.8
)

(4.8
)
Share-based compensation


 


27.5



27.5


27.5

Balance - September 26, 2015
180.3

$
1.8

 

$

$
2,849.2

$
2,305.2

$
(620.3
)
$
4,535.9

$

$
4,535.9

 
In millions
Ordinary shares
 
Treasury shares
Additional paid-in capital
Retained earnings
Accumulated
other
comprehensive income (loss)
Total Pentair plc
Noncontrolling interest
 Total
Number
Amount
Number
Amount
Balance - December 31, 2013
213.0

$
113.5

 
(15.6
)
$
(875.1
)
$
5,071.4

$
1,829.1

$
(43.6
)
$
6,095.3

$
122.4

$
6,217.7

Net income


 



94.1


94.1


94.1

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax


 




(189.1
)
(189.1
)

(189.1
)
Conversion of Pentair Ltd. common shares to Pentair plc ordinary shares

(111.4
)
 


111.4






Dividends declared


 


(225.7
)


(225.7
)

(225.7
)
Purchase of noncontrolling interest


 


(12.3
)


(12.3
)
(122.4
)
(134.7
)
Share repurchase
(5.9
)

 
(5.8
)
(450.7
)
(399.3
)


(850.0
)

(850.0
)
Exercise of options, net of shares tendered for payment


 
0.9

48.7

(11.0
)


37.7


37.7

Issuance of restricted shares, net of cancellations


 
0.3

14.4

(14.4
)





Shares surrendered by employees to pay taxes


 
(0.1
)
(4.8
)
(2.6
)


(7.4
)

(7.4
)
Share-based compensation


 


24.8



24.8


24.8

Balance - September 27, 2014
207.1

$
2.1

 
(20.3
)
$
(1,267.5
)
$
4,542.3

$
1,923.2

$
(232.7
)
$
4,967.4

$

$
4,967.4

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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Pentair plc and Subsidiaries
Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited)


1.Basis of Presentation and Responsibility for Interim Financial Statements
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Pentair plc (formerly Pentair Ltd.) and its subsidiaries ("we," "us," "our," "Pentair," or "the Company") have been prepared following the requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for interim reporting. As permitted under those rules, certain footnotes or other financial information that are normally required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America can be condensed or omitted.
In December 2013, the Company’s Board of Directors approved changing the Company’s jurisdiction of organization from Switzerland to Ireland. At an extraordinary meeting of shareholders on May 20, 2014, Pentair Ltd. shareholders voted in favor of a reorganization proposal pursuant to which Pentair Ltd. would merge into Pentair plc, an Irish company, and all Pentair Ltd. CHF 0.50 par value common shares would be canceled and all holders of such shares would receive $0.01 par value ordinary shares of Pentair plc on a one-for-one basis. The reorganization transaction was completed on June 3, 2014, at which time Pentair plc replaced Pentair Ltd. as our ultimate parent company (the "Redomicile"). Shares of Pentair plc began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 3, 2014 under the symbol "PNR," the same symbol under which Pentair Ltd. shares were previously traded. Although our jurisdiction of organization is Ireland, we manage our affairs so that we are centrally managed and controlled in the United Kingdom (the "U.K.") and therefore have our tax residency in the U.K.
During the first quarter of 2015, we reorganized our business segments to reflect a new operating structure and management of our Global Business Units, Valves & Controls, Flow & Filtration Solutions, Water Quality Systems and Technical Solutions. All prior period amounts related to the segment change have been retrospectively reclassified throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to conform to the new presentation.
We are responsible for the unaudited financial statements included in this document. The financial statements include all normal recurring adjustments that are considered necessary for the fair presentation of our financial position and operating results. As these are condensed financial statements, one should also read our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto, which are included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.
Revenues, expenses, cash flows, assets and liabilities can and do vary during each quarter of the year. Therefore, the results and trends in these interim financial statements may not be indicative of those for a full year.
Our fiscal year ends on December 31. We report our interim quarterly periods on a 13-week basis ending on a Saturday.
New Accounting Standards
In September 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") issued a new accounting standard related to the accounting for measurement period adjustments recognized in a business combination. Under the previous standard, when adjustments were made to amounts previously reported as part of a business combination during the measurement period, entities were required to revise comparative information for prior periods. Under the new standard, entities must recognize these adjustments in the reporting period in which the amounts are determined rather than retrospectively. The new standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, including interim periods within that reporting period and early adoption is permitted. The potential impact on our financial condition or results of operations will be dependent upon the nature of final purchase price allocations. We plan to adopt the new standard during the fourth quarter of 2015.
In May 2014, the FASB issued new accounting requirements for the recognition of revenue from contracts with customers. The new requirements include 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 requirements are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. Early adoption is permitted for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. We have not yet determined the potential effects on our financial condition or results of operations.
2.
Acquisitions
On September 18, 2015, we acquired, as part of Technical Solutions, all of the outstanding shares of capital stock of ERICO Global Company ("ERICO") for approximately $1.8 billion (the "ERICO Acquisition"). ERICO is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of engineered electrical and fastening products for electrical, mechanical and civil applications. ERICO has employees in 30 countries across the world with recognized brands including CADDY® fixing, fastening and support products; ERICO® electrical grounding, bonding and connectivity products and LENTON® engineered systems.

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Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited)

The purchase price has been preliminarily allocated based on the estimated fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of the ERICO Acquisition. The preliminary purchase price allocation is subject to further refinement and may require significant adjustments to arrive at the final purchase price allocation. These changes will primarily relate to the fair value of tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed and the related income tax impacts. We expect the purchase price allocation to be completed in the first quarter of 2016. There can be no assurance that such finalization will not result in material changes from the preliminary purchase price allocations.
The following table summarizes our preliminary estimates of the fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the ERICO Acquisition:
In millions
 
Cash
$
11.6

Accounts receivable
76.7

Inventories
99.0

Other current assets
9.5

Property, plant and equipment
27.0

Identifiable intangible assets
964.6

Goodwill
1,102.8

Current liabilities
(96.0
)
Deferred income taxes, including current
(373.0
)
Other liabilities
(4.1
)
Purchase price
$
1,818.1

The excess of purchase price over tangible net assets and identified intangible assets acquired has been preliminarily allocated to goodwill in the amount of $1,102.8 million, none of which is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes. Identifiable intangible assets acquired as part of the acquisition have been preliminarily valued at $964.6 million, including definite-lived customer relationship and indefinite-lived trade name intangible assets.

ERICO's net sales and net income for the period from the acquisition date to September 26, 2015 were $13.0 million and $2.2 million, respectively.

The following unaudited pro forma consolidated condensed financial results of operations are presented as if the ERICO Acquisition was consummated on January 1, 2014, the beginning of the comparable annual reporting period from the date of the ERICO Acquisition:
 
Three months ended    
 
Nine months ended
In millions, except per-share data
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Pro forma net sales
$
1,670.9

$
1,906.4

 
$
5,074.5

$
5,659.8

Pro forma net income from continuing operations
152.2

200.3

 
433.5

481.3

Pro forma earnings per ordinary share - continuing operations
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.84

$
1.05

 
$
2.41

$
2.48

Diluted
0.83

1.03

 
2.38

2.44

The unaudited pro forma net income from continuing operations for the nine months ended September 27, 2014 was adjusted to include the impact of $29.0 million in non-recurring items related to acquisition date fair value adjustments to inventory. The unaudited pro forma net income for the three and nine months ended September 26, 2015 excludes the impact of $24.6 million of non-recurring transaction related and bridge financing costs.

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Notes to condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited)

The pro forma condensed consolidated financial information has been prepared for comparative purposes only and includes certain adjustments, as noted above. The adjustments are estimates based on currently available information and actual amounts may differ materially from these estimates. They do not reflect the effect of costs or synergies that would have been expected to result from the integration of the ERICO Acquisition. The pro forma information does not purport to be indicative of the results of operations that actually would have resulted had the ERICO Acquisition occurred on January 1, 2014.
In April 2015, we acquired, as part of Technical Solutions, all of the outstanding shares of capital stock of Nuheat Industries Limited ("Nuheat") for $96.0 million in cash (120.5 million Canadian dollars translated at the April 2, 2015 exchange rate), net of cash acquired. Based in Canada, Nuheat is a leading manufacturer of electric floor heating systems that are distributed across North America. Total goodwill recorded as part of the purchase allocation was $46.5 million, none of which is tax deductible. Identified intangible assets acquired consisted of customer relationships of $53.3 million, with an estimated useful life of 17 years. The pro forma impact of this acquisition was deemed to not be material.
On January 30, 2014, we acquired, as part of Water Quality Systems, the remaining 19.9 percent ownership interest in a U.S. entity and an international entity (collectively, "Pentair Residential Filtration" or "PRF"), from GE Water & Process Technologies (a unit of General Electric Company) ("GE") for $134.3 million in cash. Prior to the acquisition, we held an 80.1 percent ownership equity interest in PRF, representing our and GE's respective global water softener and residential water filtration businesses. There was no material pro forma impact from this acquisition as the results of PRF were consolidated into our financial statements prior to acquiring the remaining interest.
3.Discontinued Operations
On July 28, 2014, our Board of Directors approved a decision to exit our Water Transport business in Australia. During the first and second quarters of 2015, we sold portions of the Water Transport business and received cash proceeds of $59.0 million. In addition, during the first quarter of 2014 we sold a portion of our Water Transport business resulting in a loss of $5.6 million, net of a $2.4 million tax benefit. We expect to dispose of the remainder of the Water Transport business by the end of 2015. The results of the Water Transport business have been presented as discontinued operations and the assets and liabilities of the Water Transport business have been reclassified as held for sale for all periods presented.

Operating results of discontinued operations are summarized below:
 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
In millions
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Net sales
$

$
74.8

 
$
18.6

$
235.4

Cost of goods sold

65.1

 
18.1

198.9

Gross profit
$

$
9.7

 
$
0.5

$
36.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) from discontinued operations before income taxes
$

$
0.2

 
$
(7.1
)
$
0.3

Income tax benefit

1.4

 
1.5

2.3

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
$

$
1.6

 
$
(5.6
)
$
2.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss from sale / impairment of discontinued operations before income taxes
$

$
(392.4
)
 
$
(4.8
)
$
(400.4
)
Income tax benefit

12.3

 

14.7

Loss from sale / impairment of discontinued operations, net of tax
$

$
(380.1
)
 
$
(4.8
)
$
(385.7
)


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The carrying amounts of major classes of assets and liabilities that were classified as held for sale on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets were as follows:
In millions
September 26,
2015
December 31,
2014
Cash and cash equivalents
$

$
7.0

Accounts and notes receivable, net

28.8

Inventories

30.1

Other current assets
0.9

14.7

Current assets held for sale
$
0.9

$
80.6

Property, plant and equipment, net
$
15.6

$
18.5

Other non-current assets

6.4

Non-current assets held for sale
$
15.6

$
24.9

Accounts payable

12.2

Employee compensation and benefits

11.3

Other current liabilities
3.5

11.6

Current liabilities held for sale
$
3.5

$
35.1

Long-term debt
$

$
4.0

Pension and other post-retirement compensation and benefits

2.5

Deferred tax liabilities
0.5


Non-current liabilities held for sale
$
0.5

$
6.5

4.
Share Plans
Total share-based compensation expense for the three and nine months ended September 26, 2015 and September 27, 2014 was as follows:
 
Three months ended    
 
Nine months ended
In millions
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Restricted stock units
$
5.4

$
5.6

 
$
17.9

$
16.7

Stock options
2.7

2.7

 
9.6

8.1

Total share-based compensation expense
$
8.1

$
8.3

 
$
27.5

$
24.8


In the first quarter of 2015, we issued our annual share-based compensation grants under the Pentair plc 2012 Stock and Incentive Plan to eligible employees. The total number of awards issued was approximately 0.8 million, of which 0.6 million were stock options and 0.2 million were restricted stock units. The weighted-average grant date fair value of the stock options and restricted stock units issued was $16.73 and $66.44, respectively.

We estimated the fair value of each stock option award issued in the annual share-based compensation grant using a Black-Scholes option pricing model, modified for dividends and using the following assumptions:
 
2015
Annual Grant
Risk-free interest rate
1.61
%
Expected dividend yield
1.96
%
Expected share price volatility
30.4
%
Expected term (years)
6.0


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These estimates require us to make assumptions based on historical results, observance of trends in our share price, changes in option exercise behavior, future expectations and other relevant factors. If other assumptions had been used, share-based compensation expense, as calculated and recorded under the accounting guidance, could have been affected.
We based the expected life assumption on historical experience as well as the terms and vesting periods of the options granted. For purposes of determining expected share price volatility, we considered a rolling average of historical volatility measured over a period approximately equal to the expected option term. The risk-free interest rate for periods that coincide with the expected life of the options is based on the U.S. Treasury Department yield curve in effect at the time of grant.
5.
Restructuring
During the nine months ended September 26, 2015 and the year ended December 31, 2014, we continued execution of certain business restructuring initiatives aimed at reducing our fixed cost structure and realigning our business. Initiatives during the nine months ended September 26, 2015 included the reduction in hourly and salaried headcount of approximately 1,500 employees, consisting of approximately 1,150 in Valves & Controls, 150 in Flow & Filtration Solutions, 100 in Water Quality Systems and 100 in Technical Solutions. Initiatives during the year ended December 31, 2014 included the reduction in hourly and salaried headcount of approximately 1,150 employees, consisting of approximately 600 in Valves & Controls, 350 in Flow & Filtration Solutions, 50 in Water Quality Systems and 150 in Technical Solutions.
Restructuring related costs included in Selling, general and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) included costs for severance and other restructuring costs as follows: 
 
Three months ended    
 
Nine months ended
In millions
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Severance and related costs
$
14.6

$

 
$
35.2

$
34.6

Other
10.6


 
14.0

18.3

Total restructuring costs
$
25.2

$

 
$
49.2

$
52.9

Other restructuring costs primarily consist of asset impairment and various contract termination costs.
Restructuring costs by reportable segment for the three and nine months ended September 26, 2015 and September 27, 2014 were as follows:
 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
In millions
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Valves & Controls
$
18.0

$

 
$
31.6

$
27.7

Flow & Filtration Solutions
3.5


 
7.2

12.3

Water Quality Systems
1.5


 
4.8

7.1

Technical Solutions
2.2


 
5.6

5.8

Consolidated
$
25.2

$

 
$
49.2

$
52.9

Activity in the restructuring accrual recorded in Other current liabilities and Employee compensation and benefits in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets is summarized as follows for the nine months ended September 26, 2015: 
In millions
September 26,
2015
Beginning balance
$
73.4

Costs incurred
35.2

Cash payments and other
(37.4
)
Ending balance
$
71.2


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6.
Earnings (Loss) Per Share
Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share were calculated as follows:
 
Three months ended    
 
Nine months ended
In millions, except per-share data
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Net income (loss)
$
115.2

$
(186.0
)
 
$
376.9

$
94.1

Net income from continuing operations
$
115.2

$
192.5

 
$
387.3

$
477.2

Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
180.2

190.2

 
180.1

193.2

Dilutive impact of stock options and restricted stock units
2.4

2.9

 
2.5

3.2

Diluted
182.6

193.1

 
182.6

196.4

Earnings (loss) per ordinary share
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.64

$
1.01

 
$
2.15

$
2.47

Discontinued operations

(1.99
)
 
(0.06
)
(1.98
)
Basic earnings (loss) per ordinary share
$
0.64

$
(0.98
)
 
$
2.09

$
0.49

Diluted
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.63

$
1.00

 
$
2.12

$
2.43

Discontinued operations

(1.95
)
 
(0.06
)
(1.95
)
Diluted earnings (loss) per ordinary share
$
0.63

$
(0.95
)
 
$
2.06

$
0.48

Anti-dilutive stock options excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share
1.2

0.5

 
1.2

0.5


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Supplemental Balance Sheet Information
In millions
September 26,
2015
December 31,
2014
Inventories


Raw materials and supplies
$
445.9

$
460.1

Work-in-process
277.3

229.0

Finished goods
573.0

441.3

Total inventories
$
1,296.2

$
1,130.4

Other current assets


Cost in excess of billings
$
125.6

$
103.5

Prepaid expenses
111.2

109.6

Deferred income taxes
126.3

139.4

Other current assets
22.6

14.3

Total other current assets
$
385.7

$
366.8

Property, plant and equipment, net


Land and land improvements
$
145.1

$
165.1

Buildings and leasehold improvements
507.1

493.5

Machinery and equipment
1,282.6

1,169.1

Construction in progress
75.0

71.0

Total property, plant and equipment
2,009.8

1,898.7

Accumulated depreciation and amortization
1,088.4

948.7

Total property, plant and equipment, net
$
921.4

$
950.0

Other non-current assets


Asbestos-related insurance receivable
$
111.3

$
115.8

Deferred income taxes
92.1

87.9

Other non-current assets
223.3

232.5

Total other non-current assets
$
426.7

$
436.2

Other current liabilities


Deferred revenue and customer deposits
$
99.6

$
112.7

Dividends payable
57.7

116.8

Billings in excess of cost
38.1

41.4

Accrued warranty
61.1

66.4

Other current liabilities
437.4

371.8

Total other current liabilities
$
693.9

$
709.1

Other non-current liabilities


Asbestos-related liabilities
$
240.1

$
249.1

Taxes payable
63.9

61.6

Other non-current liabilities
221.6

187.0

Total other non-current liabilities
$
525.6

$
497.7


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Goodwill and Other Identifiable Intangible Assets
The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by segment were as follows:
In millions
December 31,
2014
Acquisitions/
divestitures 
Foreign currency 
translation/other 
September 26,
2015
Valves & Controls
$
1,511.6

$

$

$
1,511.6

Flow & Filtration Solutions
942.4


(51.8
)
890.6

Water Quality Systems
1,137.6


(14.7
)
1,122.9

Technical Solutions
1,150.3

1,160.9

(8.9
)
2,302.3

Total goodwill
$
4,741.9

$
1,160.9

$
(75.4
)
$
5,827.4

Identifiable intangible assets consisted of the following:
 
September 26,
2015
 
December 31,
2014
In millions
Cost
Accumulated
amortization
Net
 
Cost
Accumulated
amortization
Net
Finite-life intangibles



 



Customer relationships
$
1,976.4

$
(384.3
)
$
1,592.1

 
$
1,247.8

$
(325.2
)
$
922.6

Trade names
1.8

(1.2
)
0.6

 
2.0

(1.1
)
0.9

Proprietary technology and patents
250.3

(109.5
)
140.8

 
255.7

(96.7
)
159.0

Total finite-life intangibles
$
2,228.5

$
(495.0
)
$
1,733.5

 
$
1,505.5

$
(423.0
)
$
1,082.5

Indefinite-life intangibles



 



Trade names
782.1


782.1

 
525.6


525.6

Total intangibles, net
$
3,010.6

$
(495.0
)
$
2,515.6

 
$
2,031.1

$
(423.0
)
$
1,608.1

Intangible asset amortization expense was $28.2 million and $28.4 million for the three months ended September 26, 2015 and September 27, 2014, respectively, and $83.8 million and $85.9 million for the nine months ended September 26, 2015 and September 26, 2014.
Estimated future amortization expense for identifiable intangible assets during the remainder of 2015 and the next five years is as follows:
 
Q4
 
 
 
 
 
In millions
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Estimated amortization expense
$
39.4

$
157.4

$
155.9

$
153.5

$
146.7

$
141.6


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Debt
Debt and the average interest rates on debt outstanding were as follows: 
In millions
Average
interest rate at
September 26, 2015
Maturity
Year
September 26,
2015
December 31,
2014
Commercial paper
0.885%
2019
$
1,082.4

$
987.6

Revolving credit facilities
1.451%
2019
191.5

9.8

Senior notes - fixed rate
1.350%
2015
350.0

350.0

Senior notes - fixed rate
1.875%
2017
350.0

350.0

Senior notes - fixed rate
2.900%
2018
500.0


Senior notes - fixed rate
2.650%
2019
250.0

250.0

Senior notes - fixed rate - Euro
2.450%
2019
559.3


Senior notes - fixed rate
3.625%
2020
400.0


Senior notes - fixed rate
5.000%
2021
500.0

500.0

Senior notes - fixed rate
3.150%
2022
550.0

550.0

Senior notes - fixed rate
4.650%
2025
250.0


Capital lease obligations and other
8.284%
2016
3.2

6.7

Total debt


4,986.4

3,004.1

Less: Current maturities and short-term borrowings


(3.2
)
(6.7
)
Long-term debt


$
4,983.2

$
2,997.4

In September 2015, Pentair plc, Pentair Finance S.A. ("PFSA") and Pentair Investments Switzerland GmbH ("PISG"), a 100-percent owned subsidiary of Pentair plc and the 100-percent owner of PFSA, completed public offerings (the "September 2015 Offerings") of $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of PFSA's 2.90% Senior Notes due 2018, $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of PFSA's 3.625% Senior Notes due 2020, $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of PFSA's 4.65% Senior Notes due 2025 and €500.0 million aggregate principal amount of PFSA's 2.45% Senior Notes due 2019. Pentair plc used the net proceeds from the September 2015 Offerings to finance the ERICO Acquisition.
The Senior Notes issued in the September 2015 Offerings, the 1.35% Senior Notes due 2015, 1.875% Senior Notes due 2017, 2.65% Senior Notes due 2019, $373.0 million of the 5.00% Senior Notes due 2021 and 3.15% Senior Notes due 2022 issued by PFSA and $127.0 million of the 5.00% Senior Notes due 2021 issued by Pentair, Inc. (collectively, the "Notes") are guaranteed as to payment by Pentair plc and PISG.
Pentair, Inc. had a credit agreement providing for an unsecured, committed revolving credit facility (the "Prior Credit Facility") pursuant to which Pentair Ltd. was the guarantor and PFSA and certain other of our subsidiaries were affiliate borrowers. In October 2014, Pentair plc, PISG, PFSA and Pentair, Inc. entered into an amended and restated credit agreement related to the Prior Credit Facility (the "Amended Credit Facility"), with Pentair plc and PISG as guarantors and PFSA and Pentair, Inc. as borrowers. The Amended Credit Facility increased the maximum aggregate availability to $2,100.0 million and extended the maturity date to October 3, 2019. Borrowings under the Amended Credit Facility generally bear interest at a variable rate equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") plus a specified margin based upon PFSA's credit ratings. PFSA must pay a facility fee ranging from 9.0 to 25.0 basis points per annum (based upon PFSA's credit ratings) on the amount of each lender's commitment and letter of credit fee for each letter of credit issued and outstanding under the Amended Credit Facility.
In August 2015, Pentair plc, PISG and PFSA entered into a First Amendment to the Amended Credit Facility (the "First Amendment"), which, among other things, increased the Leverage Ratio (as defined below) following the ERICO Acquisition from 3.50 to 1.00 on the last day of each fiscal quarter to the amounts specified below. Additionally, in September 2015, Pentair plc, PISG and PFSA entered into a Second Amendment to the Amended Credit Facility (the "Second Amendment", and together with the First Amendment, the "Amendments"), which, among other things, increased the maximum aggregate availability to $2,500.0 million.

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PFSA is authorized to sell short-term commercial paper notes to the extent availability exists under the Amended Credit Facility. PFSA uses the Amended Credit Facility as back-up liquidity to support 100% of commercial paper outstanding. As of September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, PFSA had $1,082.4 million and $987.6 million, respectively, of commercial paper outstanding, all of which was classified as long-term as we have the intent and the ability to refinance such obligations on a long-term basis under the Amended Credit Facility.
Total availability under the Amended Credit Facility was $1,226.1 million as of September 26, 2015, which was not limited by any covenants contained in the Amended Credit Facility’s credit agreement.
Our debt agreements contain certain financial covenants, the most restrictive of which are in the Amended Credit Facility (as updated for the Amendments), including that we may not permit (i) the ratio of our consolidated debt plus synthetic lease obligations to our consolidated net income (excluding, among other things, non-cash gains and losses) before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, non-cash share-based compensation expense, up to a lifetime maximum $25.0 million of costs, fees and expenses incurred in connection with certain acquisitions, investments, dispositions and the issuance, repayment or refinancing of debt, and in addition to (but without duplication of) the fees, costs and expenses referred above, any fees, costs and expenses, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $50.0 million, incurred in connection with the ERICO Acquisition and any related incurrence, issuance, repayment or refinancing of debt ("EBITDA") for the four consecutive fiscal quarters then ended (the "Leverage Ratio") to exceed (a) 4.50 to 1.00 as of the last day of any period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending on or prior to June 30, 2016; (b) 4.25 to 1.00 as of the last day of the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending on September 30, 2016; (c) 4.00 to 1.00 as of the last day of the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending on December 31, 2016; (d) 3.75 to 1.00 as of the last day of the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending after December 31, 2016 but before June 30, 2017; and (e) 3.50 to 1.00 as of the last day of the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters ending after June 30, 2017, and (ii) the ratio of our EBITDA for the four consecutive fiscal quarters then ended to our consolidated interest expense, including consolidated yield or discount accrued as to outstanding securitization obligations (if any), for the same period to be less than 3.00 to 1.00 as of the end of each fiscal quarter. For purposes of the Leverage Ratio, the Amended Credit Facility provides for the calculation of EBITDA giving pro forma effect to certain acquisitions, divestitures and liquidations during the period to which such calculation relates. As of September 26, 2015, we were in compliance with all financial covenants in our debt agreements.
In addition to the Amended Credit Facility, we have various other credit facilities with an aggregate availability of $51.0 million, of which $0.3 million was outstanding at September 26, 2015. Borrowings under these credit facilities bear interest at variable rates.
We have $350.0 million of fixed rate senior notes maturing in December 2015. We classified this debt as long-term as of September 26, 2015 as we have the intent and ability to refinance such obligation on a long-term basis under the Amended Credit Facility.
Debt outstanding at September 26, 2015 matures on a calendar year basis as follows:
 
Q4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In millions
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Thereafter
Total
Contractual debt obligation maturities
$
350.3

$

$
350.0

$
500.0

$
2,083.2

$
400.0

$
1,300.0

$
4,983.5

Capital lease obligations
1.7

1.2






2.9

Total maturities
$
352.0

$
1.2

$
350.0

$
500.0

$
2,083.2

$
400.0

$
1,300.0

$
4,986.4

Capital lease obligations relate primarily to land and buildings and consist of total future minimum lease payments of $3.0 million, less the imputed interest of $0.1 million as of September 26, 2015.
As of September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, assets under capital lease were $5.0 million and $19.5 million, respectively, less accumulated amortization of $1.8 million and $2.4 million, respectively, all of which were included in Property, plant and equipment, net on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

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10.
Derivatives and Financial Instruments
Derivative financial instruments
We are exposed to market risk related to changes in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates on our floating rate indebtedness. To manage the volatility related to these exposures, we periodically enter into a variety of derivative financial instruments. Our objective is to reduce, where it is deemed appropriate to do so, fluctuations in earnings and cash flows associated with changes in foreign currency rates and interest rates. The derivative contracts contain credit risk to the extent that our bank counterparties may be unable to meet the terms of the agreements. The amount of such credit risk is generally limited to the unrealized gains, if any, in such contracts. Such risk is minimized by limiting those counterparties to major financial institutions of high credit quality.
Interest rate swaps
In April 2011, we entered into interest rate swap contracts to hedge movement in interest rates through the expected date of a fixed rate debt offering. The swaps had a notional amount of $400.0 million with an average interest rate of 3.65%. In May 2011, upon the sale of the fixed rate debt, the swaps were terminated at a cost of $11.0 million. Because we used the contracts to hedge future interest payments, this was recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) ("AOCI") in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and will be amortized as interest expense over the 10 year life of the underlying fixed rate debt. The ending unrealized net loss in AOCI was $6.1 million and $7.0 million at September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.
Foreign currency contracts
We conduct business in various locations throughout the world and are subject to market risk due to changes in the value of foreign currencies in relation to our reporting currency, the U.S. dollar. We manage our economic and transaction exposure to certain market-based risks through the use of foreign currency derivative financial instruments. Our objective in holding these derivatives is to reduce the volatility of net earnings and cash flows associated with changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The majority of our foreign currency contracts have an original maturity date of less than one year. At September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, we had outstanding foreign currency derivative contracts with gross notional U.S. dollar equivalent amounts of $235.1 million and $250.8 million, respectively. The impact of these contracts on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) is not material for any period presented.
Gains or losses on foreign currency contracts designated as hedges are reclassified out of AOCI and into Selling, general and administrative expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) upon settlement. Such reclassifications during the three and nine months ended September 26, 2015 and September 27, 2014 were not material.
Net Investment Hedge
We have net investments in foreign subsidiaries that are subject to changes in the foreign currency exchange rate. In September 2015, we designated the €500.0 million 2.45% Senior Notes due 2019 (the "2019 Euro Notes") as a net investment hedge for a portion of our net investment in our Euro denominated subsidiaries. The gains/losses on the 2019 Euro Notes have been included as a component of the cumulative translation adjustment account within AOCI. As of September 26, 2015, we had deferred foreign currency gains of $5.5 million in AOCI associated with the net investment hedge activity.
Fair value measurements
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value are classified using the following hierarchy, which is based upon the transparency of inputs to the valuation as of the measurement date:
 
Level 1:
  
Valuation is based on observable inputs such as quoted market prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
 
 
Level 2:
  
Valuation is based on inputs such as quoted market prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets or other inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument.
 
 
Level 3:
  
Valuation is based upon other unobservable inputs that are significant to the fair value measurement.
In making fair value measurements, observable market data must be used when available. When inputs used to measure fair value fall within different levels of the hierarchy, the level within which the fair value measurement is categorized is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

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Fair value of financial instruments
The following methods were used to estimate the fair values of each class of financial instruments: 
short-term financial instruments (cash and cash equivalents, accounts and notes receivable, accounts and notes payable and variable-rate debt) — recorded amount approximates fair value because of the short maturity period;
long-term fixed-rate debt, including current maturities — fair value is based on market quotes available for issuance of debt with similar terms, which are inputs that are classified as Level 2 in the valuation hierarchy defined by the accounting guidance; and
foreign currency contract agreements — fair values are determined through the use of models that consider various assumptions, including time value, yield curves, as well as other relevant economic measures, which are inputs that are classified as Level 2 in the valuation hierarchy defined by the accounting guidance.
The recorded amounts and estimated fair values of total debt were as follows:
 
September 26,
2015
 
December 31,
2014
In millions
Recorded
Amount
Fair
Value
 
Recorded
Amount
Fair
Value
Variable rate debt
$
1,274.2

$
1,274.2

 
$
997.4

$
997.4

Fixed rate debt
3,712.2

3,782.1

 
2,006.7

2,070.4

Total debt
$
4,986.4

$
5,056.3

 
$
3,004.1

$
3,067.8

Financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring and nonrecurring basis were as follows:
 
September 26,
2015
In millions
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Total
Recurring fair value measurements




Foreign currency contract liabilities
$

$
(13.5
)
$

$
(13.5
)
Deferred compensation plan assets (1)
42.2

8.0


50.2

Total recurring fair value measurements
$
42.2

$
(5.5
)
$

$
36.7


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December 31,
2014
In millions
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Total
Recurring fair value measurements




Foreign currency contract assets
$

$
0.9

$

$
0.9

Foreign currency contract liabilities

(6.6
)

(6.6
)
Deferred compensation plan assets (1)
47.9

7.4


55.3

Total recurring fair value measurements
$
47.9

$
1.7

$

$
49.6

Nonrecurring fair value measurements (2)




(1)
Deferred compensation plan assets include mutual funds, common/collective trusts and cash equivalents for payment of certain non-qualified benefits for retired, terminated and active employees. The fair value of mutual funds and cash equivalents were based on quoted market prices in active markets. The underlying investments in the common/collective trusts primarily include intermediate and long-term debt securities, corporate debt securities, equity securities and fixed income securities. The overall fair value of the common/collective trusts are based on observable inputs.
(2)
During the third quarter of 2014, we recognized an impairment charge related to allocated amounts of goodwill, intangible assets, property, plant & equipment and other non-current assets totaling $380.1 million, net of a $12.3 million tax benefit, representing our estimated loss on disposal of the Water Transport business. The impairment charge was determined using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3 fair value measurements).
11.
Income Taxes
We manage our affairs so that we are centrally managed and controlled in the U.K. and therefore have our tax residency in the U.K. The provision for income taxes consists of provisions for U.K. and international income taxes. We operate in an international environment with operations in various locations outside the U.K. Accordingly, the consolidated income tax rate is a composite rate reflecting the earnings in the various locations and the applicable rates.
The effective income tax rate for the nine months ended September 26, 2015 was 23.0%, compared to 23.7% for the nine months ended September 27, 2014. We continue to actively pursue initiatives to reduce our effective tax rate. The tax rate in any quarter can be affected positively or negatively by adjustments that are required to be reported in the specific quarter of resolution.
The liability for uncertain tax positions was $63.9 million and $62.1 million at September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. We record penalties and interest related to unrecognized tax benefits in Provision for income taxes and Net interest expense, respectively, on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss), which is consistent with our past practices.

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Benefit Plans
Components of net periodic benefit cost for our pension plans for the three and nine months ended September 26, 2015 and September 27, 2014 were as follows:
 
U.S. pension plans
 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
In millions
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Service cost
$
3.5

$
3.3

 
$
10.5

$
9.9

Interest cost
3.7

3.8

 
11.1

11.4

Expected return on plan assets
(2.5
)
(2.6
)
 
(7.5
)
(7.8
)
Net periodic benefit cost
$
4.7

$
4.5

 
$
14.1

$
13.5

 
Non-U.S. pension plans
 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
In millions
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Service cost
$
2.6

$
2.0

 
$
7.8

$
6.0

Interest cost
3.8

4.7

 
11.4

14.1

Expected return on plan assets
(4.1
)
(4.2
)
 
(12.3
)
(12.6
)
Net periodic benefit cost
$
2.3

$
2.5

 
$
6.9

$
7.5

Components of net periodic benefit cost for our other post-retirement plans for the three and nine months ended September 26, 2015 and September 27, 2014 were not material.
13.
Shareholders’ Equity
Share repurchases
In December 2014, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of our ordinary shares up to a maximum dollar limit of $1.0 billion. The authorization expires on December 31, 2019. During the nine months ended September 26, 2015, we repurchased 3.1 million of our shares for $200.0 million pursuant to this authorization. As of September 26, 2015, we had $800.0 million remaining available for share repurchases under this authorization.
Ordinary shares held in treasury
In August 2015, we canceled all of our ordinary shares held in treasury. At the time of the cancellation, we held 19.1 million ordinary shares in treasury at a cost of $1.2 billion.
Dividends payable
On September 21, 2015, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per share payable on November 6, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 23, 2015. On May 5, 2015, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per share which was paid on August 7, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 24, 2015.
At our 2014 annual meeting of shareholders held on May 20, 2014, our shareholders approved a proposal to pay quarterly cash dividends through the second quarter of 2015. The authorization provided that dividends of $1.20 per share be paid to our shareholders in quarterly installments of $0.30 for each of the third and fourth quarters of 2014 and the first and second quarters of 2015. In December 2014, the Board of Directors approved an increase of $0.02 per share for the 2015 first and second quarter dividends, bringing the total quarterly dividend for those quarters to $0.32 per share.
As a result, the balance of dividends payable included in Other current liabilities on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets was $57.7 million and $116.8 million at September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.

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Segment information
During the first quarter of 2015, we reorganized our business segments to reflect a new operating structure and management of our Global Business Units, resulting in a change to our reporting segments in 2015.
We evaluate performance based on net sales and segment income (loss) and use a variety of ratios to measure performance of our reporting segments. During the third quarter of 2015, we updated our segment income (loss) measure to exclude intangible amortization in order to better reflect the performance of our reporting segments. Segment income (loss) represents operating income (loss) exclusive of intangible amortization, certain acquisition related expenses, costs of restructuring activities, "mark-to-market" gain/loss for pension and other post-retirement plans, impairments and other unusual non-operating items.
Financial information by reportable segment is as follows:
 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
In millions
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Net sales
 
 
 
 
 
Valves & Controls
$
440.9

$
607.9

 
$
1,366.5

$
1,767.5

Flow & Filtration Solutions
362.7

394.1

 
1,087.4

1,219.7

Water Quality Systems
322.0

324.1

 
1,016.6

1,006.0

Technical Solutions
432.3

438.8

 
1,235.2

1,262.7

Other
(5.8
)
(6.5
)
 
(17.4
)
(19.4
)
Consolidated
$
1,552.1

$
1,758.4

 
$
4,688.3

$
5,236.5

Segment income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
Valves & Controls
$
55.7

$
107.6

 
$
175.5

$
282.8

Flow & Filtration Solutions
52.8

53.5

 
145.0

157.6

Water Quality Systems
60.5

56.0

 
200.5

191.0

Technical Solutions
101.0

101.1

 
265.0

266.9

Other
(20.8
)
(22.4
)
 
(65.1
)
(65.1
)
Consolidated
$
249.2

$
295.8

 
$
720.9

$
833.2

The following table presents a reconciliation of consolidated segment income to consolidated operating income:
 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
In millions
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
 
September 26,
2015
September 27,
2014
Segment income
$
249.2

$
295.8

 
$
720.9

$
833.2

Restructuring and other
(25.3
)

 
(50.8
)
(61.1
)
Intangible amortization
(28.2
)
(28.4
)
 
(83.8
)
(85.9
)
Inventory step-up
(1.4
)

 
(2.9
)

Deal related costs and expenses
(14.3
)

 
(14.3
)

Redomicile related expenses


 

(10.3
)
Operating income
$
180.0

$
267.4

 
$
569.1

$
675.9


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Commitments and Contingencies
Asbestos Matters
Our subsidiaries and numerous other companies are named as defendants in personal injury lawsuits based on alleged exposure to asbestos-containing materials. These cases typically involve product liability claims based primarily on allegations of manufacture, sale or distribution of industrial products that either contained asbestos or were attached to or used with asbestos-containing components manufactured by third-parties. Each case typically names between dozens to hundreds of corporate defendants. While we have observed an increase in the number of these lawsuits over the past several years, including lawsuits by plaintiffs with mesothelioma-related claims, a large percentage of these suits have not presented viable legal claims and, as a result, have been dismissed by the courts. Our historical strategy has been to mount a vigorous defense aimed at having unsubstantiated suits dismissed, and, where appropriate, settling suits before trial. Although a large percentage of litigated suits have been dismissed, we cannot predict the extent to which we will be successful in resolving lawsuits in the future.
As of September 26, 2015, there were approximately 4,200 claims outstanding against our subsidiaries. This amount includes adjustments for claims that are not actively being prosecuted. This amount is not adjusted for claims that identify incorrect defendants or duplicate other actions. In addition, the amount does not include certain claims pending against third parties for which we have been provided an indemnification.
Periodically, we perform an analysis with the assistance of outside counsel and other experts to update our estimated asbestos-related assets and liabilities. Our estimate of the liability and corresponding insurance recovery for pending and future claims and defense costs is based on our historical claim experience and estimates of the number and resolution cost of potential future claims that may be filed. Our legal strategy for resolving claims also impacts these estimates.
Our estimate of asbestos-related insurance recoveries represents estimated amounts due to us for previously paid and settled claims and the probable reimbursements relating to our estimated liability for pending and future claims. In determining the amount of insurance recoverable, we consider a number of factors, including available insurance, allocation methodologies and the solvency and creditworthiness of insurers.
Our estimated liability for asbestos-related claims was $240.1 million and $249.1 million as of September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, and was recorded in Other non-current liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets for pending and future claims and related defense costs. Our estimated receivable for insurance recoveries was $111.3 million and $115.8 million as of September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, and was recorded in Other non-current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
The amounts recorded by us for asbestos-related liabilities and insurance-related assets are based on our strategies for resolving our asbestos claims and currently available information as well as estimates and assumptions. Key variables and assumptions include the number and type of new claims filed each year, the average cost of resolution of claims, the resolution of coverage issues with insurance carriers, the amounts of insurance and the related solvency risk with respect to our insurance carriers, and the indemnifications we have provided to and received from third parties. Furthermore, predictions with respect to these variables are subject to greater uncertainty in the latter portion of the projection period. Other factors that may affect our liability and cash payments for asbestos-related matters include uncertainties surrounding the litigation process from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and from case to case, reforms of state or federal tort legislation and the applicability of insurance policies among subsidiaries. As a result, actual liabilities or insurance recoveries could be significantly higher or lower than those recorded if assumptions used in our calculations vary significantly from actual results.
Environmental Matters
We are involved in or have retained responsibility and potential liability for environmental obligations and legal proceedings related to our current business and, including pursuant to certain indemnification obligations, related to certain formerly owned businesses. Our accruals for environmental matters are recorded on a site-by-site basis when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be reasonably estimated, based on current law and existing technologies. Based upon our experience, current information regarding known contingencies and applicable laws, we have recorded reserves for these environmental matters of $22.5 million and $31.4 million as of September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. We do not anticipate these environmental conditions will have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

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Warranties and guarantees
In connection with the disposition of our businesses or product lines, we may agree to indemnify purchasers for various potential liabilities relating to the sold business, such as pre-closing tax, product liability, warranty, environmental, or other obligations. The subject matter, amounts and duration of any such indemnification obligations vary for each type of liability indemnified and may vary widely from transaction to transaction. Generally, the maximum obligation under such indemnifications is not explicitly stated and as a result, the overall amount of these obligations cannot be reasonably estimated. Historically, we have not made significant payments for these indemnifications. We believe that if we were to incur a loss in any of these matters, the loss would not have a material effect on our financial condition or results of operations.
We recognize, at the inception of a guarantee, a liability for the fair value of the obligation undertaken in issuing the guarantee.
We provide service and warranty policies on our products. Liability under service and warranty policies is based upon a review of historical warranty and service claim experience. Adjustments are made to accruals as claim data and historical experience warrant.
The changes in the carrying amount of service and product warranties for the nine months ended September 26, 2015 were as follows: 
In millions
September 26,
2015
Beginning balance
$
66.4

Service and product warranty provision
45.4

Payments
(48.9
)
Foreign currency translation
(1.8
)
Ending balance
$
61.1

Stand-by Letters of Credit, Bank Guarantees and Bonds
In certain situations, Tyco International Ltd., Pentair Ltd,'s former parent company ("Tyco"), guaranteed performance by the flow control business of Pentair Ltd. ("Flow Control") to third parties or provided financial guarantees for financial commitments of Pentair Ltd. In situations where Flow Control and Tyco were unable to obtain a release from these guarantees in connection with the spin-off of Pentair Ltd., we will indemnify Tyco for any losses it suffers as a result of such guarantees.
In disposing of assets or businesses, we often provide representations, warranties and indemnities to cover various risks including unknown damage to the assets, environmental risks involved in the sale of real estate, liability to investigate and remediate environmental contamination at waste disposal sites and manufacturing facilities and unidentified tax liabilities and legal fees related to periods prior to disposition. We do not have the ability to reasonably estimate the potential liability due to the inchoate and unknown nature of these potential liabilities. However, we have no reason to believe that these uncertainties would have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
In the ordinary course of business, we are required to commit to bonds, letters of credit and bank guarantees that require payments to our customers for any non-performance. The outstanding face value of these instruments fluctuates with the value of our projects in process and in our backlog. In addition, we issue financial stand-by letters of credit primarily to secure our performance to third parties under self-insurance programs.
As of September 26, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the outstanding value of bonds, letters of credit and bank guarantees totaled $421.2 million and $370.1 million, respectively.
16.
Supplemental Guarantor Information
Effective upon the Redomicile, Pentair plc (the "Parent Company Guarantor") and Pentair Investments Switzerland GmbH (the "Subsidiary Guarantor"), fully and unconditionally, guarantee the Notes of Pentair Finance S.A. (the "Subsidiary Issuer"). The Subsidiary Guarantor is a Switzerland limited liability company formed in April 2014 and 100 percent-owned subsidiary of the Parent Company Guarantor. The Subsidiary Issuer is a Luxembourg public limited liability company and 100 percent-owned subsidiary of the Subsidiary Guarantor. The guarantees provided by the Parent Company Guarantor and Subsidiary Guarantor are joint and several.

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The following supplemental financial information sets forth the Company’s Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss), Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets and Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows by relevant group within the Company: Pentair plc and Pentair Investments Switzerland GmbH as the guarantors, Pentair Finance S.A. as issuer of the debt and all other non-guarantor subsidiaries. Condensed consolidating financial information for Pentair plc, Pentair Investments Switzerland GmbH and Pentair Finance S.A. on a stand-alone basis is presented using the equity method of accounting for subsidiaries.

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Three months ended September 26, 2015
In millions
Parent
Company
Guarantor
Subsidiary
Guarantor
Subsidiary
Issuer
Non-guarantor
Subsidiaries
Eliminations
Consolidated
Total
Net sales
$

$

$

$
1,552.1

$

$
1,552.1

Cost of goods sold



1,012.0


1,012.0

Gross profit



540.1


540.1

Selling, general and administrative
17.7

0.1

1.7

310.7


330.2

Research and development



29.9


29.9

Operating income (loss)
(17.7
)
(0.1
)
(1.7
)
199.5


180.0

Loss (earnings) from continuing operations of investment in subsidiaries
(132.9
)
(133.0
)
(148.3
)

414.2


Other (income) expense:

 




Equity income of unconsolidated subsidiaries



(0.9
)

(0.9
)
Net interest expense


18.0

13.3


31.3

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
115.2

132.9

128.6

187.1

(414.2
)
149.6

Provision for income taxes



34.4


34.4

Net income (loss) from continuing operations
115.2

132.9

128.6

152.7

(414.2
)
115.2

Net income (loss)
$
115.2

$
132.9

$
128.6

$
152.7

$
(414.2
)
$
115.2

Comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 




Net income (loss)
$
115.2

$
132.9

$
128.6

$
152.7

$
(414.2
)
$
115.2

Changes in cumulative translation adjustment
(85.8
)
(85.8
)
(85.8
)
(85.8
)
257.4

(85.8
)
Changes in market value of derivative financial instruments
(0.7
)
(0.7
)
(0.7
)
(0.7
)
2.1

(0.7
)
Comprehensive income (loss)
$
28.7

$
46.4

$
42.1

$
66.2

$
(154.7
)
$
28.7




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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Nine months ended September 26, 2015
In millions
Parent
Company
Guarantor
Subsidiary
Guarantor
Subsidiary
Issuer
Non-guarantor
Subsidiaries
Eliminations
Consolidated
Total
Net sales
$

$

$

$
4,688.3

$

$
4,688.3

Cost of goods sold



3,071.8


3,071.8

Gross profit



1,616.5


1,616.5

Selling, general and administrative
30.4

0.2

3.8

924.3


958.7

Research and development



88.7


88.7

Operating income (loss)
(30.4
)
(0.2
)
(3.8
)
603.5


569.1

Loss (earnings) from continuing operations of investment in subsidiaries
(417.0
)
(418.5
)
(428.6
)

1,264.1


Other (income) expense:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity income of unconsolidated subsidiaries



(2.0
)

(2.0
)
Net interest expense

1.3

21.8

45.0


68.1

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
386.6

417.0

403.0

560.5

(1,264.1
)
503.0

Provision (benefit) for income taxes
(0.7
)


116.4


115.7

Net income (loss) from continuing operations
387.3

417.0

403.0

444.1

(1,264.1
)
387.3

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax



(5.6
)

(5.6
)
Loss from sale / impairment of discontinued operations, net of tax



(4.8
)

(4.8
)
Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations of investment in subsidiaries
(10.4
)
(10.4
)
(10.4
)

31.2


Net income (loss)
$
376.9

$
406.6