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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended January 31, 2021
OR
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 1-14959
BRADY CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Wisconsin 39-0178960
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

6555 West Good Hope Road
Milwaukee,Wisconsin53223
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(414) 358-6600
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Class A Nonvoting Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareBRCNew York Stock Exchange
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     No
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 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes    No  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See 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 Accelerated filer 
Emerging growth company
Non-accelerated filer 
Smaller reporting company 
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes   No   

As of February 16, 2021, there were 48,486,758 outstanding shares of Class A Nonvoting Common Stock and 3,538,628 shares of Class B Voting Common Stock. The Class B Voting Common Stock, all of which is held by affiliates of the Registrant, is the only voting stock.


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

BRADY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in Thousands)
January 31, 2021July 31, 2020
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$277,588 $217,643 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances for credit losses of $7,450 and $7,157, respectively
154,052 146,181 
Inventories122,922 135,662 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets12,774 9,962 
Total current assets567,336 509,448 
Property, plant and equipment—net122,088 115,068 
Goodwill420,726 416,034 
Other intangible assets19,809 22,334 
Deferred income taxes8,261 8,845 
Operating lease assets38,849 41,899 
Other assets30,813 28,838 
Total$1,207,882 $1,142,466 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$67,483 $62,547 
Accrued compensation and benefits52,098 41,546 
Taxes, other than income taxes8,518 8,057 
Accrued income taxes9,393 8,652 
Current operating lease liabilities16,534 15,304 
Other current liabilities47,518 49,782 
Total current liabilities201,544 185,888 
Long-term operating lease liabilities27,134 31,982 
Other liabilities59,869 61,524 
Total liabilities288,547 279,394 
Stockholders’ equity:
Class A nonvoting common stock—Issued 51,261,487 shares, and outstanding 48,486,758 and 48,456,954 shares, respectively
513 513 
Class B voting common stock—Issued and outstanding, 3,538,628 shares
35 35 
Additional paid-in capital334,077 331,761 
Retained earnings745,960 704,456 
Treasury stock—2,774,729 and 2,804,533 shares, respectively, of Class A nonvoting common stock, at cost
(109,789)(107,216)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(51,461)(66,477)
Total stockholders’ equity919,335 863,072 
Total$1,207,882 $1,142,466 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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BRADY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts, Unaudited)

Three months ended January 31,Six months ended January 31,
 2021202020212020
Net sales$265,838 $276,665 $543,065 $563,612 
Cost of goods sold136,316 137,538 278,115 283,080 
Gross margin129,522 139,127 264,950 280,532 
Operating expenses:
Research and development9,876 10,517 20,079 21,484 
Selling, general and administrative82,234 87,366 165,271 176,913 
Total operating expenses92,110 97,883 185,350 198,397 
Operating income 37,412 41,244 79,600 82,135 
Other income (expense):
Investment and other income2,036 1,760 2,191 3,140 
Interest expense(51)(647)(157)(1,348)
Income before income taxes and losses of unconsolidated affiliate39,397 42,357 81,634 83,927 
Income tax expense8,206 8,804 16,788 12,876 
Income before losses of unconsolidated affiliate31,191 33,553 64,846 71,051 
Equity in losses of unconsolidated affiliate(331) (505) 
Net income$30,860 $33,553 $64,341 $71,051 
Net income per Class A Nonvoting Common Share:
Basic$0.59 $0.63 $1.24 $1.33 
Diluted$0.59 $0.62 $1.23 $1.32 
Dividends$0.22 $0.22 $0.44 $0.44 
Net income per Class B Voting Common Share:
Basic$0.59 $0.63 $1.22 $1.32 
Diluted$0.59 $0.62 $1.21 $1.31 
Dividends$0.22 $0.22 $0.42 $0.42 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic52,018 53,320 52,020 53,232 
Diluted52,282 53,827 52,288 53,781 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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BRADY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Dollars in Thousands, Unaudited)

Three months ended January 31,Six months ended January 31,
 2021202020212020
Net income$30,860 $33,553 $64,341 $71,051 
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustments19,074 (1,009)14,882 (959)
Cash flow hedges:
Net gain recognized in other comprehensive income (loss)451 363 1,148 559 
Reclassification adjustment for losses (gains) included in net income60 (105)271 (486)
511 258 1,419 73 
Pension and other post-retirement benefits:
Net loss recognized in other comprehensive income (loss)(32)(309)(32)(309)
Net actuarial gain amortization(95)(105)(201)(210)
(127)(414)(233)(519)
Other comprehensive income (loss), before tax19,458 (1,165)16,068 (1,405)
Income tax (expense) benefit related to items of other comprehensive income (loss)(1,251)(42)(1,052)169 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax18,207 (1,207)15,016 (1,236)
Comprehensive income$49,067 $32,346 $79,357 $69,815 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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BRADY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Dollars in Thousands, Unaudited)

Six months ended January 31,
 20212020
Operating activities:
Net income$64,341 $71,051 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization11,421 11,672 
Stock-based compensation expense5,471 5,384 
Deferred income taxes(3,866)1,272 
Equity in losses of unconsolidated affiliate505  
Other121 1,664 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable(4,157)6,209 
Inventories15,018 (1,311)
Prepaid expenses and other assets(2,436)(2,621)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities11,990 (39,777)
Income taxes481 (436)
Net cash provided by operating activities98,889 53,107 
Investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant and equipment(14,511)(13,100)
Other(1,881)(3,406)
Net cash used in investing activities(16,392)(16,506)
Financing activities:
Payment of dividends(22,837)(23,136)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options471 4,686 
Payments for employee taxes withheld from stock-based awards(2,638)(7,733)
Purchase of treasury stock(3,593) 
Other(231)134 
Net cash used in financing activities(28,828)(26,049)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash6,276 179 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
59,945 10,731 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period217,643 279,072 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$277,588 $289,803 

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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BRADY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Six Months Ended January 31, 2021
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
NOTE A — Basis of Presentation
The condensed consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared by Brady Corporation and subsidiaries (the "Company," "Brady," "we," or "our") without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the opinion of the Company, the foregoing statements contain all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial position of the Company as of January 31, 2021 and July 31, 2020, its results of operations and comprehensive income for the three and six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, and cash flows for the six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of July 31, 2020, has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements as of that date. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts therein. Due to the inherent uncertainty involved in making estimates, actual results in future periods may differ from the estimates.
Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been omitted pursuant to rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statement presentation. It is suggested that these condensed consolidated financial statements be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 31, 2020.

NOTE B — New Accounting Pronouncements
Adopted Standards
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, "Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments," which changes the impairment model for most financial instruments. Prior guidance required the recognition of credit losses based on an incurred loss impairment methodology that reflected losses once the losses were probable. Under ASU 2016-13, the Company is required to use a current expected credit loss model ("CECL") that immediately recognizes an estimate of credit losses that are expected to occur over the life of the financial instruments that are in the scope of this update, including trade receivables. The Company adopted ASU 2016-13 effective August 1, 2020, which did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, "Goodwill and Other, Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment." The new guidance removes Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test, which required a hypothetical purchase price allocation. A goodwill impairment is now the amount by which a reporting unit’s carrying value exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of goodwill. All other goodwill impairment guidance remains largely unchanged. The Company adopted ASC 2017-04 effective August 1, 2020. This guidance only impacts the Company's consolidated financial statements if there is a future impairment of goodwill.
Standards not yet adopted
In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, "Income Taxes - Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (Topic 740)." The new guidance removes certain exceptions to the general principles in ASC 740 such as recognizing deferred taxes for equity investments, the incremental approach to performing intraperiod tax allocation and calculating income taxes in interim periods. The standard also simplifies accounting for income taxes under U.S. GAAP by clarifying and amending existing guidance, including the recognition of deferred taxes for goodwill, the allocation of taxes to members of a consolidated group and requiring that an entity reflect the effect of enacted changes in tax laws or rates in the annual effective tax rate computation in the interim period that includes the enactment date. This guidance is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods thereafter. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that the adoption of this ASU will have on the consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, "Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting." Subject to meeting certain criteria, the new guidance provides optional expedients and exceptions to applying contract modification accounting under existing U.S. GAAP, to address the expected
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phase out of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") by the end of 2021. This guidance was effective upon issuance and allows application to contract changes as early as January 1, 2020. Some of the Company's contracts with respect to its borrowing agreements already contain comparable alternative reference rates that would automatically take effect upon the phasing out of LIBOR. The Company is in the process of reviewing its bank facilities and commercial contracts that utilize LIBOR as the reference rate and is currently evaluating the potential impact that the adoption of this ASU will have on the consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

NOTE C — Additional Balance Sheet Information
Inventories
Inventories as of January 31, 2021, and July 31, 2020, consisted of the following:
 January 31, 2021July 31, 2020
Finished products$79,100 $85,547 
Work-in-process19,262 24,044 
Raw materials and supplies24,560 26,071 
Total inventories$122,922 $135,662 
Property, plant and equipment
Property, plant and equipment is presented net of accumulated depreciation in the amount of $272,945 and $276,248 as of January 31, 2021, and July 31, 2020, respectively.

NOTE D — Other Intangible Assets
Other intangible assets as of January 31, 2021 and July 31, 2020, consisted of the following: 
 January 31, 2021July 31, 2020
Weighted Average Amortization Period (Years)Gross Carrying AmountAccumulated AmortizationNet Book ValueWeighted Average Amortization Period (Years)Gross Carrying AmountAccumulated AmortizationNet Book Value
Definite-lived other intangible assets:
Customer relationships and tradenames9$45,498 $(35,431)$10,067 9$45,385 $(32,670)$12,715 
Indefinite-lived other intangible assets:
TradenamesN/A9,742 — 9,742 N/A9,619 — 9,619 
Total$55,240 $(35,431)$19,809 $55,004 $(32,670)$22,334 
The change in the gross carrying amount of other intangible assets as of January 31, 2021 compared to July 31, 2020 was mainly due to the effect of currency fluctuations during the six-month period.
Amortization expense of intangible assets was $1,353 and $1,291 for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $2,704 and $2,582 for the six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Amortization expense over each of the next three fiscal years is projected to be $5,407, $5,123, and $2,241 for the fiscal years ending July 31, 2021, 2022, and 2023. No amortization expense for intangible assets is projected after July 31, 2023.

NOTE E — Leases
The Company leases certain manufacturing facilities, warehouses and office space, computer equipment, and vehicles accounted for as operating leases. Lease terms typically range from one year to ten years. As of January 31, 2021, the Company did not have any finance leases.
Operating lease expense was $4,169 and $4,274 for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $8,242 and $9,678 for the six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Operating lease expense was recognized in either "Cost of goods sold" or "Selling, general and administrative" expenses in the condensed consolidated statements of income, based on the nature of the lease. Short-term lease expense, variable lease expenses, and sublease income was immaterial to the condensed consolidated statements of income for the three and six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020.
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Supplemental cash flow information related to the Company's operating leases for the six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, was as follows:
Six months ended January 31,
20212020
Operating cash outflows from operating leases$8,762 $8,216 
Operating lease assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities3,297 10,637 

NOTE F – Stockholders' Equity
The following table illustrates the changes in the balances of each component of stockholders' equity for the three months ended January 31, 2021:
Common StockAdditional
Paid-In Capital
Retained EarningsTreasury StockAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossTotal Stockholders' Equity
Balances at October 31, 2020$548 $332,121 $726,546 $(109,146)$(69,668)$880,401 
Net income— — 30,860 — — 30,860 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax— — — — 18,207 18,207 
Issuance of shares of Class A Common Stock under stock plan— 59 — 230 — 289 
Stock-based compensation expense— 1,897 — — — 1,897 
Repurchase of shares of Class A Common Stock— — — (873)— (873)
Cash dividends on Common Stock:
Class A — $0.2200 per share— — (10,667)— — (10,667)
Class B — $0.2200 per share— — (779)— — (779)
Balances at January 31, 2021$548 $334,077 $745,960 $(109,789)$(51,461)$919,335 

The following table illustrates the changes in the balances of each component of stockholders' equity for the six months ended January 31, 2021:
Common StockAdditional
Paid-In Capital
Retained EarningsTreasury StockAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossTotal Stockholders' Equity
Balances at July 31, 2020$548 $331,761 $704,456 $(107,216)$(66,477)$863,072 
Net income— — 64,341 — — 64,341 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax— — — — 15,016 15,016 
Issuance of shares of Class A Common Stock under stock plan— (3,187)— 1,020 — (2,167)
Tax benefit and withholdings from deferred compensation distributions— 32 — — — 32 
Stock-based compensation expense— 5,471 — — — 5,471 
Repurchase of shares of Class A Common Stock— — — (3,593)— (3,593)
Cash dividends on Common Stock:
Class A — $0.4400 per share— — (21,338)— — (21,338)
Class B — $0.4234 per share— — (1,499)— — (1,499)
Balances at January 31, 2021$548 $334,077 $745,960 $(109,789)$(51,461)$919,335 
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The following table illustrates the changes in the balances of each component of stockholders' equity for the three months ended January 31, 2020:
Common StockAdditional
Paid-In Capital
Retained EarningsTreasury StockAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossTotal Stockholders' Equity
Balances at October 31, 2019$548 $327,241 $663,808 $(43,779)$(71,283)$876,535 
Net income— — 33,553 — — 33,553 
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax— — — — (1,207)(1,207)
Issuance of shares of Class A Common Stock under stock plan— 187 — 624 — 811 
Tax benefit and withholdings from deferred compensation distributions— 69 — — — 69 
Stock-based compensation expense— 1,766 — — — 1,766 
Cash dividends on Common Stock:
Class A — $0.2175 per share— — (10,833)— — (10,833)
Class B — $0.2175 per share— — (770)— — (770)
Balances at January 31, 2020$548 $329,263 $685,758 $(43,155)$(72,490)$899,924 

The following table illustrates the changes in the balances of each component of stockholders' equity for the six months ended January 31, 2020:
Common StockAdditional
Paid-In Capital
Retained EarningsTreasury StockAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossTotal Stockholders' Equity
Balances at July 31, 2019$548 $329,969 $637,843 $(46,332)$(71,254)$850,774 
Net income— — 71,051 — — 71,051 
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax— — — — (1,236)(1,236)
Issuance of shares of Class A Common Stock under stock plan— (6,223)— 3,177 — (3,046)
Tax benefit and withholdings from deferred compensation distributions— 133 —  — 133 
Stock-based compensation expense— 5,384 — — — 5,384 
Cash dividends on Common Stock:
Class A — $0.4350 per share— — (21,655)— — (21,655)
Class B — $0.4184 per share— — (1,481)— — (1,481)
Balances at January 31, 2020$548 $329,263 $685,758 $(43,155)$(72,490)$899,924 

NOTE G — Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Other comprehensive loss consists of foreign currency translation adjustments which includes the settlements of net investment hedges, unrealized gains and losses from cash flow hedges, and the unamortized gain on post-retirement plans, net of their related tax effects.
The following table illustrates the changes in the balances of each component of accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, for the six months ended January 31, 2021:
Unrealized (loss) gain on cash flow hedgesUnamortized gain on post-retirement plansForeign currency translation adjustmentsAccumulated other comprehensive loss
Beginning balance, July 31, 2020$(200)$2,181 $(68,458)$(66,477)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassification1,215 (23)13,585 14,777 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss203 36  239 
Ending balance, January 31, 2021$1,218 $2,194 $(54,873)$(51,461)

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The decrease in accumulated other comprehensive loss as of January 31, 2021 compared to July 31, 2020, was primarily due to the depreciation of the U.S. dollar against certain other currencies during the six-month period.
The following table illustrates the changes in the balances of each component of accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax, for the six months ended January 31, 2020:
Unrealized gain on cash flow hedgesUnamortized gain on post-retirement plansForeign currency translation adjustmentsAccumulated other comprehensive loss
Beginning balance, July 31, 2019$707 $2,800 $(74,761)$(71,254)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassification468 (216)(913)(661)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss(365)(210) (575)
Ending balance, January 31, 2020$810 $2,374 $(75,674)$(72,490)

The increase in accumulated other comprehensive loss as of January 31, 2020, compared to July 31, 2019, was primarily due to the appreciation of the U.S. dollar against certain other currencies during the six-month period.

Of the amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss during the six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, unrealized (losses) gains on cash flow hedges were reclassified to "Cost of goods sold" and net unamortized gains on post-retirement plans were reclassified into "Investment and other income" on the condensed consolidated statements of income.
The following table illustrates the income tax (expense) benefit on the components of other comprehensive income (loss) for the three and six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020:
Three months ended January 31,Six months ended January 31,
2021202020212020
Income tax (expense) benefit related to items of other comprehensive income (loss):
Cash flow hedges$47 $(5)$(1)$30 
Pension and other post-retirement benefits6 93 246 93 
Other income tax adjustments and currency translation(1,304)(130)(1,297)46 
Income tax (expense) benefit related to items of other comprehensive income (loss)$(1,251)$(42)$(1,052)$169 

NOTE H — Revenue Recognition
The Company recognizes revenue when control of the product or service transfers to the customer at an amount that represents the consideration expected to be received in exchange for those products and services. The Company’s revenues are primarily from the sale of identification solutions and workplace safety products that are shipped and billed to customers. All revenue is from contracts with customers and is included in “Net sales” on the condensed consolidated statements of income. See Note I, “Segment Information,” for the Company’s disaggregated revenue disclosure.
The Company offers extended warranty coverage that is included in the sales price of certain products, which it accounts for as service warranties. The Company accounts for the deferred revenue associated with extended service warranties as a contract liability. The balance of contract liabilities associated with service warranty performance obligations was $2,531 and $2,559 as of January 31, 2021 and July 31, 2020, respectively. The current portion and non-current portion of contract liabilities are included in “Other current liabilities” and “Other liabilities," respectively, on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The Company recognized revenue of $294 and $316 during the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and $591 and $631 during the six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, that was included in the contract liability balance at the beginning of the respective period from the amortization of extended service warranties. Of the contract liability balance outstanding at January 31, 2021, the Company expects to recognize 22% by the end of fiscal 2021, an additional 35% by the end of fiscal 2022, and the remaining balance thereafter. 

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NOTE I — Segment Information
The Company is organized and managed on a global basis within three operating segments, Identification Solutions ("IDS"), Workplace Safety ("WPS"), and People Identification ("PDC"), which aggregate into two reportable segments that are organized around businesses with consistent products and services: IDS and WPS. The IDS and PDC operating segments aggregate into the IDS reporting segment, while the WPS reporting segment is comprised solely of the Workplace Safety operating segment.
The following is a summary of net sales by segment and geographic region for the three and six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020:
Three months ended January 31,Six months ended January 31,
2021202020212020
Net sales:
ID Solutions
Americas$124,970 $137,909 $258,237 $287,271 
Europe44,040 45,319 86,622 88,701 
Asia25,217 22,134 47,560 44,377 
Total$194,227 $205,362 $392,419 $420,349 
Workplace Safety
Americas$20,200 $23,636 $44,231 $47,939 
Europe40,165 37,002 81,431 73,027 
Australia11,246 10,665 24,984 22,297 
Total$71,611 $71,303 $150,646 $143,263 
Total Company
Americas$145,170 $161,545 $302,468 $335,210 
Europe84,205 82,321 168,053 161,728 
Asia-Pacific36,463 32,799 72,544 66,674 
Total$265,838 $276,665 $543,065 $563,612 

The following is a summary of segment profit for the three and six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020:
Three months ended January 31,Six months ended January 31,
 2021202020212020
Segment profit:
ID Solutions$39,000 $40,655 $79,279 $83,098 
Workplace Safety3,463 5,455 11,451 10,612 
Total Company$42,463 $46,110 $90,730 $93,710 

The following is a reconciliation of segment profit to income before income taxes and losses of unconsolidated affiliate for the three and six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020:
Three months ended January 31,Six months ended January 31,
 2021202020212020
Total profit from reportable segments$42,463 $46,110 $90,730 $93,710 
Unallocated amounts:
Administrative costs(5,051)(4,866)(11,130)(11,575)
Investment and other income2,036 1,760 2,191 3,140 
Interest expense(51)(647)(157)(1,348)
Income before income taxes and losses of unconsolidated affiliate$39,397 $42,357 $81,634 $83,927 

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NOTE J — Net Income per Common Share
The following table summarizes the computation of basic and diluted net income per share for the Company’s Class A and Class B common stock:
Three months ended January 31,Six months ended January 31,
 2021202020212020
Numerator (in thousands):
Net Income (Numerator for basic and diluted income per Class A Nonvoting Common Share)$30,860 $33,553 $64,341 $71,051 
Less:
Preferential dividends  (808)(828)
Preferential dividends on dilutive stock options  (4)(10)
Numerator for basic and diluted income per Class B Voting Common Share$30,860 $33,553 $63,529 $70,213 
Denominator: (in thousands)
Denominator for basic income per share for both Class A and Class B52,018 53,320 52,020 53,232 
Plus: Effect of dilutive equity awards264 507 268 549 
Denominator for diluted income per share for both Class A and Class B52,282 53,827 52,288 53,781 
Net income per Class A Nonvoting Common Share:
Basic$0.59 $0.63 $1.24 $1.33 
Diluted$0.59 $0.62 $1.23 $1.32 
Net income per Class B Voting Common Share:
Basic$0.59 $0.63 $1.22 $1.32 
Diluted$0.59 $0.62 $1.21 $1.31 

Potentially dilutive securities attributable to outstanding stock options and restricted stock units were excluded from the calculation of diluted net income per share where the combined exercise price and average unamortized fair value were greater than the average market price of Brady's Class A Nonvoting Common Stock because the effect would have been anti-dilutive. The amount of anti-dilutive shares was 829,617 and 248,604 for the three months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, and 785,181 and 286,161 for the six months ended January 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

NOTE K — Fair Value Measurements
In accordance with fair value accounting guidance, the Company determines fair value based on the exchange price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. The inputs used to measure fair value are classified into the following hierarchy:
Level 1 — Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical instruments that are accessible as of the reporting date.
Level 2 — Other significant pricing inputs that are either directly or indirectly observable.
Level 3 — Significant unobservable pricing inputs, which result in the use of management's own assumptions.
The following table summarizes the Company's financial assets and liabilities that were accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis at January 31, 2021 and July 31, 2020:
 January 31, 2021July 31, 2020Fair Value Hierarchy
Assets:
Trading securities$19,204 $18,606 Level 1
Foreign exchange contracts1,246 594 Level 2
Liabilities:
Foreign exchange contracts499 777 Level 2

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The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of each class of financial instrument:
Trading securities: The Company’s deferred compensation investments consist of investments in mutual funds, which are included in "Other assets" on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. These investments were classified as Level 1 as the shares of these investments trade with sufficient frequency and volume to enable us to obtain pricing information on an ongoing basis.
Foreign exchange contracts: The Company’s foreign exchange contracts were classified as Level 2 as the fair value was based on the present value of the future cash flows using external models that use observable inputs, such as interest rates, yield curves and foreign exchange rates. See Note L, “Derivatives and Hedging Activities,” for additional information.
The fair values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other liabilities approximated carrying values due to their short-term nature.

NOTE L — Derivatives and Hedging Activities
The Company utilizes forward foreign exchange currency contracts to reduce the exchange rate risk of specific foreign currency denominated transactions. These contracts typically require the exchange of a foreign currency for U.S. dollars at a fixed rate at a future date, with maturities of less than 18 months, which qualify as cash flow hedges or net investment hedges under the accounting guidance for derivative instruments and hedging activities. The primary objective of the Company’s foreign currency exchange risk management program is to minimize the impact of currency movements due to transactions in other than the respective subsidiaries’ functional currency and to minimize the impact of currency movements on the Company’s net investment denominated in a currency other than the U.S. dollar. To achieve this objective, the Company hedges a portion of known exposures using forward foreign exchange currency contracts.
Main foreign currency exposures are related to transactions denominated in the British Pound, Euro, Canadian dollar, Australian dollar, Mexican Peso, Chinese Yuan, Malaysian Ringgit and Singapore dollar. Generally, these risk management transactions will involve the use of foreign currency derivatives to minimize the impact of currency movements on non-functional currency transactions.
The U.S. dollar equivalent notional amounts of outstanding forward exchange contracts were as follows:
  January 31, 2021July 31, 2020
Designated as cash flow hedges$12,300 $24,600 
Non-designated hedges3,427 3,107 
Total foreign exchange contracts$15,727 $27,707 

Cash Flow Hedges
The Company has designated a portion of its forward foreign exchange contracts as cash flow hedges and recorded these contracts at fair value on the condensed consolidated balance sheets. For these instruments, the effective portion of the gain or loss on the derivative is reported as a component of other comprehensive income ("OCI") and reclassified into income in the same period or periods during which the hedged transaction affects income. As of January 31, 2021 and July 31, 2020, unrealized gains of $1,034 and losses of $385 have been included in OCI, respectively.
The following table summarizes the amount of pre-tax gains and losses related to foreign exchange contracts designated as cash flow hedging instruments:
 Three months ended January 31,Six months ended January 31,
  2021202020212020
Gains recognized in OCI$451 $363 $1,148 $559 
(Losses) gains reclassified from OCI into cost of goods sold(60)105 (271)486 
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Fair values of derivative instruments in the condensed consolidated balance sheets were as follows:
 January 31, 2021July 31, 2020
  Prepaid expenses and other current assetsOther current liabilitiesPrepaid expenses and other current assetsOther current liabilities
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:
Foreign exchange contracts (cash flow hedges)$1,241 $499 $588 $761 
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:
Foreign exchange contracts (non-designated hedges)5  6 16 
Total derivative instruments$1,246 $499 $594 $777 

NOTE M — Income Taxes
The effective income tax rate for the three and six months ended January 31, 2021, was 20.8% and 20.6%, respectively. The Company expects its ongoing annual effective income tax rate to approximate 20% based on its current global business mix and based on current tax laws and statutory tax rates in effect.
The effective income tax rate for the three and six months ended January 31, 2020, was 20.8% and 15.3%, respectively. The effective income tax rate for the six months ended January 31, 2020 was lower than the expected income tax rate due to the favorable settlement of a domestic income tax audit and tax benefits from stock-based compensation.

NOTE N — Subsequent Events
On February 17, 2021, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend to shareholders of the Company’s Class A and Class B Common Stock of $0.22 per share payable on April 30, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 9, 2021.
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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION
Overview
Brady Corporation is a global manufacturer and supplier of identification solutions and workplace safety products that identify and protect premises, products and people. The IDS segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture, and distribution of high-performance and innovative safety, identification and healthcare products. The WPS segment provides workplace safety, identification and compliance products, approximately half of which are internally manufactured and half of which are externally sourced.
The ability to provide customers with a broad range of proprietary, customized and diverse products for use in various applications across multiple industries and geographies, along with a commitment to quality and service, have made Brady a leader in many of its markets. The long-term sales growth and profitability of our segments will depend not only on improved demand in end markets and the overall economic environment, but also on our ability to continuously improve the efficiency of our global operations, deliver a high level of customer service, develop and market innovative new products, and to advance our digital capabilities. In our IDS business, our strategy for growth includes an increased focus on certain industries and products, a focus on improving the customer buying experience, and the development of technologically advanced, innovative and proprietary products. In our WPS business, our strategy for growth includes a focus on workplace safety critical industries, innovative new product offerings, compliance expertise, customization expertise, and improving our digital capabilities.
The following are key initiatives supporting our strategy in fiscal 2021:
Investing in organic growth by enhancing our research and development process and utilizing customer feedback to develop innovative new products.
Investing in acquisitions that enhance our strategic position and accelerate sales growth.
Providing our customers with the highest level of customer service.
Expanding and enhancing our sales capabilities through an improved digital presence and the use of data-driven marketing automation tools.
Driving operational excellence and executing sustainable efficiency gains within our selling, general and administrative structures and within our global operations including insourcing of critical products and manufacturing activities.
Building on our culture of diversity and inclusion to increase employee engagement and enhance recruitment and retention practices.
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Our Business
Brady Corporation is deemed an essential business under the majority of local government orders. Our products support first responders, healthcare