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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-K
        
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended January 2, 2021
Commission File number 1-7283
Regal Beloit Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Wisconsin39-0875718
(State of Incorporation)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
200 State Street, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511
(Address of principal executive offices)
(608) 364-8800
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Name of Each Exchange on
Title of Each ClassWhich Registered
Common Stock ($0.01 Par Value)New York Stock Exchange
Securities registered pursuant to
Section 12 (g) of the Act
None
(Title of Class)
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes No  

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes   No
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 (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes No  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:
Large Accelerated FilerAccelerated Filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller Reporting Company
Emerging growth 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 has filed a report on and attestation to its management's assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report. Yes No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes No
The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of June 27, 2020 was approximately $3.4 billion.
On February 22, 2021, the registrant had outstanding 40,618,931 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value, which is registrant's only class of common stock.
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DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Certain information contained in the Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 27, 2021 (the “2021 Proxy Statement”) is incorporated by reference into Part III hereof.
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REGAL BELOIT CORPORATION
ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K
FOR YEAR ENDED JANUARY 2, 2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PART I
Item 1
Item 1A
Item 1B
Item 2
Item 3
Item 4
PART II
Item 5
Item 6
Item 7
Item 7A
Item 8
Item 9
Item 9A
Item 9B
PART III
Item 10
Item 11
Item 12
Item 13
Item 14
PART IV
Item 15
Item 16


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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
This report contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company’s current estimates, expectations and projections about the Company’s future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements may include, among other things, statements about the Company’s future operations, anticipated business levels, future earnings, planned activities, anticipated growth, market opportunities, strategies, competition and other expectations and estimates for future periods. Forward-looking statements may also include statements relating to the proposed acquisition of Rexnord Corporation (“Rexnord”)’s Process & Motion Control business (the “PMC Business”) (the “Rexnord Transaction”), the benefits and synergies of the Rexnord Transaction, future opportunities for the Company, the PMC Business and the combined company, and any other statements regarding the Rexnord Transaction or the combined company. Forward-looking statements include statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “project,” “forecast,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based upon information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the performance, prospects, or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results referred to in the forward-looking statements the Company makes in this report include:

the continued financial and operational impacts of and uncertainties relating to the COVID-19 pandemic on customers and suppliers and the geographies in which they operate;
uncertainties regarding the ability to execute restructuring plans within expected costs and timing;
our ability to develop new products based on technological innovation, such as the Internet of Things ("IoT"), and marketplace acceptance of new and existing products, including products related to technology not yet adopted or utilized in certain geographic locations in which we do business;
fluctuations in commodity prices and raw material costs;
our dependence on significant customers;
effects on earnings of any significant impairment of goodwill or intangible assets;
prolonged declines or disruption in one or more markets we serve, such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning ("HVAC"), refrigeration, power generation, oil and gas, unit material handling or water heating;
product liability and other litigation, or claims by end users, government agencies or others that our products or our customers’ applications failed to perform as anticipated, particularly in high volume applications or where such failures are alleged to be the cause of property or casualty claims;
our overall debt levels and our ability to repay principal and interest on our outstanding debt, including debt assumed or incurred in connection with the Rexnord Transaction;
our dependence on key suppliers and the potential effects of supply disruptions;
seasonal impact on sales of our products into HVAC systems and other residential applications;
actions taken by our competitors and our ability to effectively compete in the increasingly competitive global electric motor and controls, power generation and power transmission industries;
risks associated with global manufacturing, including risks associated with public health crises;
economic changes in global markets where we do business, such as reduced demand for the products we sell, currency exchange rates, inflation rates, interest rates, recession, government policies, including policy changes affecting taxation, trade, tariffs, immigration, customs, border actions and the like, and other external factors that we cannot control;
unanticipated costs or expenses we may incur related to litigation, including product warranty issues;
infringement of our intellectual property by third parties, challenges to our intellectual property and claims of infringement by us of third party technologies;
losses from failures, breaches, attacks or disclosures involving our information technology infrastructure and data;
the possibility that the conditions will not be satisfied or the approvals will not be obtained required to complete the Rexnord Transaction, including shareholder or regulatory approvals, and the IRS ruling to be sought in connection with the Rexnord Transaction;
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changes in the extent and characteristics of the common shareholders of Rexnord and the Company and its effect pursuant to the merger agreement for the Rexnord Transaction on the number of shares of Company common stock issuable pursuant to the transaction, magnitude of the dividend payable to Company shareholders pursuant to the transaction and the extent of indebtedness to be incurred by the Company in connection with the transaction;
failure to successfully integrate the PMC Business and any other future acquisitions into our business or achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies, due to factors such as the future financial and operating performance of the acquired business, loss of key executives and employees, and operating costs, customer loss and business disruption being greater than expected;
costs related to the Rexnord Transaction;
unanticipated liabilities of acquired businesses, including the PMC Business;
unanticipated adverse effects or liabilities from business exits or divestitures;
changes in the method of determining London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR"), or the replacement of LIBOR with an alternative reference rate;
cyclical downturns affecting the global market for capital goods;
and other risks and uncertainties including, but not limited, to those described in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and from time to time in other filed reports including the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the Company, please refer to Part I - Item 1A - Risk Factors in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent SEC filings. Shareholders, potential investors, and other readers are urged to consider these factors in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this report are made only as of the date of this report, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this report or with respect to the announcements described herein to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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PART I
Unless the context requires otherwise, references in this Annual Report on Form 10-K to “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company” refer collectively to Regal Beloit Corporation and its subsidiaries.
References in an Item of this Annual Report on Form 10-K to information contained in the 2021 Proxy Statement, or to information contained in specific sections of the 2021 Proxy Statement, incorporate the information into that Item by reference.
We operate on a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to December 31. We refer to the fiscal year ended January 2, 2021 as “fiscal 2020", the fiscal year ended December 28, 2019 as “fiscal 2019" and the fiscal year ended December 29, 2018 as “fiscal 2018".
ITEM 1 - BUSINESS
Our Company

Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC), based in Beloit, Wisconsin (USA), is a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products serving markets throughout the world. Our four operating segments are: Commercial Systems, Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions.

General

Commercial Systems Segment

Our Commercial Systems segment designs, manufactures and sells primarily:

AC and DC motors from fractional to approximately 5 horsepower, electronic variable speed controls, fans and blowers for commercial applications. These products are sold directly to original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") and end-user customers through our distribution network and our network of direct and independent sales representatives. Typical applications include commercial building ventilation and HVAC, fan, blower and compressor motors, fans, blowers, water pumps for pools, spas, irrigation, and dewatering, and general commercial equipment. Our customers tend to be large and small OEMs and distributors, and their desire for high-quality services and, in many cases, more efficient motor-based solutions is providing us an increasing opportunity to add more value to their applications with energy efficient motor and integrated electronic control solutions.

Precision stator and rotor kits from 5 to 2,900 horsepower for air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration compressor applications, which are sold directly to OEM customers.

Industrial Systems Segment

Our Industrial Systems segment designs, manufactures and sells primarily:

Integral and large AC motors from approximately 1 to 12,000 horsepower (up to 10,000 volts) for industrial applications, along with aftermarket parts and kits to support such products. These products are sold directly to OEMs and end-user customers through our distribution network and our network of direct and independent sales representatives. Our manufacturing and selling capabilities extend across the globe, serving four strategic verticals: distribution, pump and compressors, HVAC and air moving, and general industries and large motors. Within these verticals are several end-market applications, including agriculture, marine, mining, oil and gas, petrol chem, pulp and paper, and food and beverage, as well as other process applications.

Electric alternators for prime and standby power applications from 5 kilowatts through 4 megawatts (in 50 and 60Hz) sold directly to OEMs or through our network of sales representatives. These products can be standard, custom, or engineered solutions that are used in a variety of markets, including data centers, distributed energy, microgrid, rental marine, agriculture, healthcare, mobile, and defense.

Low and medium voltage paralleling switchgear, switchboards and control systems for power generation systems. These products are primarily custom engineered designs developed in close collaboration with the customer to develop critical solutions for data centers, healthcare, government and waste water applications.

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A complete lineup of transfer switches, with standard designs in stock for quick shipment and customized engineered options for specialized requirements. We offer these transfer switch power solutions for residential, commercial, industrial and critical applications from 100 amperes to 4,000 amperes. Aftermarket services are provided for preventative system maintenance and upgrades.

Climate Solutions Segment

Our Climate Solutions segment designs, manufactures and sells primarily:

Fractional horsepower motors, electronic variable speed controls and blowers used in a variety of residential and light commercial air moving applications including HVAC systems and commercial refrigeration. These motors and blowers are vital components of an HVAC system and are used to move air into and away from furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, ventilators, fan filter boxes and water heaters. A majority of our HVAC motors and blowers, are installed as part of a new HVAC system that replaces an existing HVAC system, or are used in an HVAC system for new home construction. The business enjoys a large installed base of equipment and long-term relationships with its major customers. We also manufacture and supply replacement motors and blowers for these systems once installed. Customers include major HVAC distributors.

Fractional horsepower motors and blowers are also used across a wide range of other applications including white goods, water heating equipment, small pumps, compressors, and fans, and other small appliances. Demand for these products is driven primarily by consumer and light commercial market segments.

Power Transmission Solutions Segment

Our Power Transmission Solutions segment designs, manufactures and sells primarily:
 
Mounted and unmounted bearings. Unmounted bearings are offered in a variety of types and styles. These include cam followers, radial bearings, and thrust bearings. Mounted bearings include industry specific designs that aim to solve customer problems. They are all available with a variety of options and sizes and include aerospace and specialty bearings, mounted bearings, unmounted bearings, and corrosion resistant bearings.

High-quality conveyor products including chains, belts, sprockets, components, guide rails and wear strips. Conveying components enhance the efficiency, noise reduction, wash-down maintenance, lubrication reduction and energy conservation of conveying systems. Our products are highly engineered with input from industry experts.

High-performance disc, diaphragm and gear couplings for applications including turbines, compressors, generators and pumps in many industries including petrochemical, refinery, power generation, gas pipeline and liquid natural gas. We also produce flexible couplings and transmission elements. Products include universal joints and gear, grid, jaw, elastomer, and disc couplings.
 
Mechanical power transmission drives and components including: belt drives, bushings, chain and sprockets, drive tighteners and idlers, mechanical clutches, and torque overload devices. Our products serve a wide range of industries and applications, such as the following: aggregate, forestry and wood products, grain and biofuels, power generation, food and beverage, commercial HVAC, and refrigeration.

Gearboxes for motion control within complex equipment and systems used for a variety of applications. We provide a wide array of gear types, shaft configurations, ratios, housing materials and mounting methods. Right angle worm gear and bevel units can be specified for less than 100 inch lbs. of torque to over 132,000 inch lbs. of torque. Helical gear units are offered from 100 inch lbs. to over 500,000 inch lbs. of torque. Our products include worm gearing, helical offset, concentric, and right angle, bevel and miter gearing, and spur gearing. This gearing reduces the speed and increases the torque from an electric motor or other prime mover to meet the requirements of equipment.

Many of our products are originally sold and installed into OEM equipment within various industries. Our reputation and long history of providing highly reliable products creates an end user specification for replacement through the distribution channel. We also provide application and design assistance based on our deep knowledge of our products and their applications.
OEMs and end users of a variety of motion control and other industrial applications typically combine the types of motors, controls and power transmission products we offer. We seek to take advantage of this practice and to enhance our product penetration by leveraging cross-marketing and product line combination opportunities between our Commercial Systems,
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Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions products. Our growth strategy also includes (i) driving organic sales growth through the introduction of innovative new products, (ii) establishing and maintaining new customers, as well as developing new opportunities with existing customers, (iii) participating in higher growth geographic markets, and (iv) identifying and consummating strategic, value creating acquisitions.

Pending Transaction

On February 15, 2021, we entered into definitive agreements with Rexnord, Land Newco, Inc., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Rexnord (“Land”), and Phoenix 2021, Inc., our wholly owned subsidiary (“Merger Sub”), with respect to a Reverse Morris Trust transaction pursuant to which, immediately after Rexnord undergoes an internal reorganization and spin-off of its PMC Business to Land, Merger Sub will merge with and into Land and all shares of Land common stock (other than those held by Rexnord, Land, the Company, Merger Sub or their respective subsidiaries) will be converted into the right to receive shares of our common stock, $0.01 par value per share, as calculated and subject to adjustment as set forth in the merger agreement for the Rexnord Transaction. When the merger is completed, Land (which at that time will hold the PMC business) will be our wholly owned subsidiary.

Closing of the Rexnord Transaction is subject to various closing conditions, including the receipt of the approval of our and Rexnord's shareholders, the receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

The Rexnord Transaction is described more fully below under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Overview” and our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 19, 2021 (the "Rexnord 8-K"). This description is qualified in its entirety by the description set forth in the Rexnord 8-K.

Acquisitions

In fiscal 2018, we completed one acquisition in the Commercial Systems segment.

On April 10, 2018, we acquired Nicotra Gebhardt S.p.A. ("NG") for $161.5 million in cash, net of $8.5 million of cash acquired. NG is a leader in critical, energy-efficient systems for ventilation and air quality. NG manufactures, sells and services fans and blowers under the industry leading brands of Nicotra and Gebhardt. The financial results of NG have been included in our Commercial Systems segment from the date of acquisition.

Divestitures

In fiscal 2019, we completed two divestitures in the Commercial Systems segment.

On January 7, 2019, we sold our Regal Drive Technologies business and received proceeds of $119.9 million. We recognized a gain on sale of $41.0 million in the Consolidated Statements of Income.
On July 1, 2019, we sold our Vapor Recovery business and received proceeds of $19.2 million. We recognized a loss on sale of $1.9 million in the Consolidated Statements of Income.
In fiscal 2019, we completed one divestiture in the Climate Solutions segment.

On April 1, 2019, we sold our CapCom business and received proceeds of $9.9 million. We recognized a gain on sale of $6.0 million in the Consolidated Statements of Income.

In fiscal 2019, we completed one divestiture in the Power Transmission Solutions segment.

On April 1, 2019, we sold our Velvet Drive business and received proceeds of $8.9 million. We recognized a loss on sale of $0.5 million in the Consolidated Statements of Income.

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Sales, Marketing and Distribution

We sell our products directly to OEMs, distributors and end-users. We have multiple business units that promote our brands across their respective sales organizations. These sales organizations consist of varying combinations of our own internal direct sales people as well as exclusive and non-exclusive manufacturers' representative organizations.

We operate large distribution facilities in Plainfield, Indiana; El Paso and McAllen, Texas; LaVergne, Tennessee; Florence, Kentucky; and Monterrey, Mexico which serve as hubs for our North American distribution and logistics operations. Products are shipped from these facilities to our customers utilizing common carriers. We also operate numerous warehouse and distribution facilities in our global markets to service the needs of our customers. In addition, we have many manufacturer representatives' warehouses located in specific geographic areas to serve local customers.

We derive a significant portion of revenue from our OEM customers. In our HVAC business, a large portion of our sales are to key OEM customers which makes our relationship with each of these customers important to our business. We have long standing relationships with these customers and we expect these customer relationships will continue for the foreseeable future. Despite this relative concentration, we had no customer that accounted for more than 10% of our consolidated net sales in fiscal 2020, fiscal 2019 or fiscal 2018.

Many of our motors are incorporated into residential applications that OEMs sell to end users. The number of installations of new and replacement HVAC systems, pool pumps and related components is higher during the spring and summer seasons due to the increased use of air conditioning and swimming pools during warmer months. As a result, our revenues tend to be higher in the second and third quarters.

Competition

Commercial Systems Segment

Electric motor manufacturing is a highly competitive global industry in which there is emphasis on quality, reliability, and technological capabilities such as energy efficiency, delivery performance, price and service. We compete with a large number of domestic and international competitors due in part to the nature of the products we manufacture and the wide variety of applications and customers we serve. Many manufacturers of electric motors operate production facilities in many different countries, producing products for both the domestic and export markets. Global electric motor manufacturers, particularly those located in Europe, Brazil, China, India and elsewhere in Asia, compete with us as they attempt to expand their market penetration around the world, especially in North America.

Our major competitors in the Commercial Systems segment include Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Lafert, ABB Ltd., Siemens AG, Nidec Corporation, Ziehl-Abegg, Weg S.A., and ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co.KG.

Industrial Systems Segment

Our major competitors in the Industrial Systems segment include Wolong Electric Group Ltd., Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Crompton Greaves Limited, Lafert, ABB Ltd., Siemens AG, Toshiba Corporation, Cummins, Inc., Nidec Corporation, TECHTOP Electric Motors, Weg S.A., Hyundai, and Teco-Westinghouse Motor Company.

Climate Solutions Segment

Our major competitors in the Climate Solutions segment include Nidec Corporation, Broad-Ocean Motor Co., ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co.KG, Welling Holding Ltd., McMillan Motors, and Panasonic Corporation.

Power Transmission Solutions Segment

The power transmission products market is fragmented. Many competitors in the market offer limited product lines or serve specific applications, industries or geographic markets. Other larger competitors offer broader product lines that serve multiple end uses in multiple geographies. Competition in the Power Transmission Solutions segment is based on several factors including quality, lead times, custom engineering capability, pricing, reliability, and customer and engineering support.

Our major competitors in the Power Transmission Solutions segment include Altra Industrial Motion, Inc., ABB Ltd., Rexnord Corporation, SKF and Timken Company.

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Engineering, Research and Development

We believe that innovation is critical to our future growth and success and are committed to investing in new products, technologies and processes that deliver real value to our customers. Our research and development expenses consist primarily of costs for (i) salaries and related personnel expenses; (ii) the design and development of new energy efficiency products and enhancements; (iii) quality assurance and testing; and (iv) other related overhead. Our research and development efforts tend to be targeted toward developing new products that would allow us to gain additional market share, whether in new or existing segments.

We believe the key driver of our innovation strategy is the development of products that include energy efficiency, embedded intelligence and variable speed technology solutions. With our emphasis on product development and innovation, our businesses filed 21 Non-Provisional United States ("US") patents, 6 Provisional US patents and an additional 30 Non-Provisional foreign patents in fiscal 2020.

Each of our business units has its own, as well as shared, product development and design teams that continuously work to enhance our existing products and develop new products for our growing base of customers that require custom and standard solutions. We believe we have state of the art product development and testing laboratories. We believe these capabilities provide a significant competitive advantage in the development of high quality motors, electric generators, and mechanical products incorporating leading design characteristics such as low vibration, low noise, improved safety, reliability, sustainability and enhanced energy efficiency. Increasingly, our research and development and other engineering efforts have focused on smart products that communicate and allow for monitoring, diagnostics and predictive maintenance.

Manufacturing and Operations

We have developed and acquired global operations in locations such as China, Europe, India, Mexico and Thailand so that we can sell our products in these markets, follow our multinational customers, take advantage of global talent and complement our flexible, rapid response operations in the US, Canada and Europe. Our vertically integrated manufacturing operations, including our own aluminum die casting and steel stamping operations, are an important element of our rapid response capabilities. In addition, we have an extensive internal logistics operation and a network of distribution facilities with the capability to modify stock products to quickly meet specific customer requirements. This gives us the ability to efficiently and promptly deliver a customer's unique product to the desired location.

We manufacture a majority of the products that we sell, but also strategically source components and finished goods from an established global network of suppliers. We aggressively pursue global sourcing to reduce our overall costs and lead-time. We generally maintain a dual sourcing capability to ensure a reliable supply source for our customers, although we do depend on a limited number of single source suppliers for certain materials and components. We regularly invest in machinery and equipment to improve and maintain our facilities. Additionally, we have typically obtained significant amounts of quality capital equipment as part of our acquisitions, often increasing overall capacity and capability. Base materials for our products consist primarily of steel, copper and aluminum. Additionally, significant components of our product costs consist of bearings, electronic assemblies, permanent magnets and ferrous and non-ferrous castings.

The Regal Business System is our enterprise-wide framework for continuous improvement. With our corporate values as its foundation, the Regal Business System enables effective goal alignment, collaborative problem solving and sharing of best practices, tools, skills and expertise to achieve our objectives. Through the relentless commitment to continuous improvement, we strive to elevate safety, quality, delivery, cost and growth performance of the business with the goal of exceeding the expectations of our customers, our associates and our shareholders.

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Facilities

We have manufacturing, sales and service facilities in the US, Mexico, China, Europe, India, Thailand, and Australia, as well as a number of other locations throughout the world. Our Commercial Systems segment currently includes 46 manufacturing, service, office and distribution facilities of which 14 are principal manufacturing facilities and 3 are principal warehouse facilities. The Commercial Systems segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 4 million square feet of space, of which approximately 31% are leased. Our Industrial Systems segment currently includes 25 manufacturing, service, office and distribution facilities of which 11 are principal manufacturing facilities and 1 is a principal warehouse facility. The Industrial Systems segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 2.8 million square feet of space, of which approximately 26% are leased. Our Climate Solutions segment includes 29 manufacturing, service, office and distribution facilities, of which 9 are principal manufacturing facilities and 3 are principal warehouse facilities. The Climate Solutions segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 2.5 million square feet of space, of which approximately 54% are leased. Our Power Transmission Solutions segment currently includes 25 manufacturing, service, office and distribution facilities of which 13 are principal manufacturing facilities and 1 is a principal warehouse facility. The Power Transmission Solutions segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 2.5 million square feet of space, of which approximately 24% are leased. Our corporate offices are located in Beloit, Wisconsin in an approximately 50,000 square foot owned office building and in Rosemont, Illinois in an approximately 12,100 square foot rented office building. We believe our equipment and facilities are well maintained and adequate for our present needs.

Backlog

Our business units have historically shipped the majority of their products within a month from when the order was received. As of January 2, 2021, our backlog was $444.8 million, as compared to $415.9 million on December 28, 2019. We believe that virtually all of our backlog will be shipped in fiscal 2021.

Patents, Trademarks and Licenses

We own a number of US patents and foreign patents relating to our businesses. While we believe that our patents provide certain competitive advantages, we do not consider any one patent or group of patents essential to our business as a whole. We also use various registered and unregistered trademarks, and we believe these trademarks are significant in the marketing of most of our products. However, we believe the successful manufacture and sale of our products generally depends more upon our technological, manufacturing and marketing skills.

Human Capital Management

At the end of fiscal 2020, we employed approximately 23,000 full-time associates worldwide. Of those associates, approximately 11,000 were located in Mexico; approximately 3,700 in the US; approximately 3,000 in China; approximately 2,200 in India; and approximately 3,100 in the rest of the world.

We feel that our associates are our most valuable assets, and consider our associate relations to be very good. Our objective is to create a high-performing organization by attracting and retaining high-quality, diverse talent and creating an environment in which all associates have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The core goal of our performance management process is to develop and maintain a high-performing organization that is positioned to meet our business objectives. Creating a high-performing organization requires associates and managers to exhibit transparency in their day-to-day interactions, and use data to drive decision-making and accountability. Our performance management process focuses on enabling associates and managers to gain alignment through:

a structured annual goal-setting process where managers and associates work collaboratively to develop specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound (SMART) goals that align with our overarching business objectives and our company values;
clear, organization-wide expectations that managers and associates monitor progress toward completion of their SMART goals with regular coaching sessions and periodic evaluations; and
an annual performance assessment that provides a direct link between the associate’s pay and performance.
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In addition to our focus on performance, we also have a strong commitment to our company values of integrity, responsibility, diversity and inclusion, customer success, innovation with purpose, continuous improvement, performance, and a passion to win, all with a sense of urgency. We regularly promote these values from the top down. In 2020, both our executive leadership team and some of our associates participated in a series of videos that communicated the importance our values to our global workforce. In addition to instilling our corporate values as a key part of associate life, we promote a commitment to ethics and compliance among our workforce through our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. In 2020, 98.6% of our global workforce completed training on the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

As mentioned above, diversity and inclusion are rooted in our company values. We believe that we are at our best when we bring to bear the unique perspectives, experiences, backgrounds and ideas of our associates. We seek a workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate, and strive to create diverse, equal and inclusive workplaces where all of our associates have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

We are also committed to improving the health and well-being of our associates. Regal’s US wellness program was established in 2008 and is continuously evolving to better educate, motivate and reward our associates for maintaining and achieving healthy measures. During our wellness plan year running from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020, 35% of our US associates participated in on-site biometric screening that provides them with key metrics such as BMI, blood pressure, and triglyceride, cholesterol and blood glucose levels.

As a company, we believe that our value of responsibility requires community engagement, and we encourage our associates to share in our commitment to the communities where we operate. We have an established charitable foundation, which is governed by an advisory board comprised of our associates. The Regal Charitable Foundation focuses on supporting the United Way and other 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the areas of health and human services, education and the arts, and civic and disaster relief, and prioritizes requests that are submitted by our associates. In fiscal 2020, the Regal Charitable Foundation provided $570,481 of support to organizations in the communities where our associates live and work.

Information About Our Executive Officers

The names, ages, and positions of our executive officers as of March 2, 2021 are listed below along with their business experience during the past five years. Officers are elected annually by the Board of Directors. There are no family relationships among these officers, nor any arrangements or understanding between any officer and any other persons pursuant to which the officer was elected.

Executive OfficerAgePosition Business Experience and Principal Occupation
Louis V. Pinkham49Chief Executive OfficerJoined the Company in April 2019, as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pinkham was Senior Vice President of Crane Co. from 2016-2019; prior thereto he served in other leadership roles at Crane Co. from 2012-2016. Prior to joining Crane Co., Mr. Pinkham was Senior Vice President at Eaton Corporation. From 2000-2012, he held successive and increasing roles of global responsibility at Eaton. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Pinkham held an Engineering and Quality Manager position at ITT Sherotec and a Process Design Engineer position with Molecular Biosystems, Inc.

Robert J. Rehard52Vice President, Chief Financial OfficerJoined the Company in January 2015, as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer and became Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in April 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rehard was a Division Controller for Eaton Corporation and held several other financial leadership positions throughout his career with Baxter, Emerson, Masco and Cooper. Mr. Rehard started his career with Deloitte & Touche in Costa Mesa, California.

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Thomas E. Valentyn61Vice President, General Counsel and SecretaryJoined the Company in December 2013, as Associate General Counsel and became Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in May 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Valentyn was General Counsel with Twin Disc, Inc. from 2007-2013. From 2000-2007, he served as Vice President and General Counsel with Norlight Telecommunications; prior thereto he served as in-house counsel with Johnson Controls, Inc. from 1991-2000. He began his legal career with Borgelt, Powell, Peterson and Frauen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

John M. Avampato60Vice President, Chief Information OfficerJoined the Company in April 2006 and became Vice President, Chief Information Officer in April 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Avampato was Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Newell Rubbermaid from 1999-2006. Mr. Avampato served in several positions for Newell Rubbermaid from 1984-1999.
Cheryl A. Lewis52Vice President, Chief Human Resources OfficerJoined the Company in March 2020, as Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lewis served as Segment Director, Human Resources for Illinois Tool Works Inc. from 2010-2020. Prior to joining Illinois Tool Works Inc., Ms. Lewis was Vice President, Human Resources with Alcan Packaging from 2008-2010. From 1991-2008 she held successive and increasing roles of responsibility, including Vice President, Human Resources at Panduit Corporation.
Scott D. Brown
61President, Commercial Systems SegmentJoined the Company in August 2005 and became President, Commercial Systems Segment in June 2019. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Mr. Brown, in successive roles, served as Vice President, Business Leader of Commercial Motors, Vice President, Business Leader of Control Solutions, and Vice President, Manufacturing. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Brown spent 17 years with General Electric in operations and various business leadership roles.
Eric S. McGinnis50President, Industrial Systems SegmentJoined the Company in August 2005 and became President, Industrial Systems Segment in June 2019. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Mr. McGinnis served as Vice President, Business Development and Vice President, Industrial Motors. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McGinnis spent 12 years with General Electric in various business leadership roles.
John C. Kunze58President, Climate Solutions SegmentJoined the Company in September 2007 and became President, Climate Solutions Segment in June 2019. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Mr. Kunze served as Vice President, Business Leader of Climate Solutions, and, before that, Vice President, Business Leader of Air Moving. From 2000-2007, Mr. Kunze served as Chief Operating Officer of Jakel, Inc. He began his career with Invensys and Emerson.

Jerrald R. Morton59President, Power Transmission Solutions SegmentJoined the Company in February 2015 and became President, Power Transmission Solutions Segment in June 2019. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Mr. Morton served as Vice President, Business Leader of Power Transmission Solutions from 2017-2019, and led the global operations for Regal’s power transmission business from 2015-2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Morton spent 28 years with Emerson in a variety of roles in Quality, Technology, and Operations and was Vice President, Global Operations of Emerson’s power transmission business at the time Regal Beloit Corporation acquired that business.

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As previously reported, Mr. Jonathan J. Schlemmer retired as Chief Operating Officer effective January 31, 2020, consistent with a reorganization of the Company’s leadership that resulted in the elimination of the Chief Operating Officer position.

Website Disclosure

Our Internet address is www.regalbeloit.com. We make available free of charge (other than an investor's own Internet access charges) through our Internet website our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports, as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish such material to, the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, we have adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to our officers, directors and associates which satisfies the requirements of the New York Stock Exchange regarding a “code of business conduct.” We have also adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines addressing the subjects required by the New York Stock Exchange. In September 2020, we produced our updated Sustainability Report. We make copies of the foregoing, as well as the charters of our Board committees, available free of charge on our website. We intend to satisfy the disclosure requirements under Item 5.05 of Form 8-K regarding amendments to, or waivers from, our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics by posting such information on our web site at the address stated above. We are not including the information contained on or available through our website as a part of, or incorporating such information by reference into, this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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ITEM 1A - RISK FACTORS
You should carefully consider each of the risks described below, together with all of the other information contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, before making an investment decision with respect to our securities. If any of the following risks develop into actual events, our business, financial condition, results of operations, or cash flow could be materially and adversely affected and you may lose all or part of your investment.
Risks Relating to Our Operations and Strategy

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted our business and could continue to have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operation, financial condition, liquidity, customers, suppliers, and the geographies in which we operate.

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased economic, demand and operational uncertainty. We have global operations, customers and suppliers, including in countries most impacted by COVID-19. Authorities around the world have taken a variety of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, including travel bans or restrictions, increased border controls or closures, quarantines, shelter-in-place orders and business shutdowns and such authorities may impose additional restrictions. We have also taken actions to protect our employees and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including embracing guidelines set by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on social distancing, good hygiene, restrictions on employee travel and in-person meetings, and changes to employee work arrangements including remote work arrangements where feasible. The actions taken around the world to slow the spread of COVID-19 have also impacted our customers and suppliers, and future developments could cause further disruptions to us due to the interconnected nature of our business relationships.

The impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and our customers, as well as recent volatility in commodity markets, has negatively impacted demand for our products and could continue to do so in the future. Its effects could also result in further disruptions to our manufacturing operations, including higher rates of employee absenteeism, and supply chain, which could continue to negatively impact our ability to meet customer demand. Additionally, the potential deterioration and volatility of credit and financial markets could limit our ability to obtain external financing. The extent to which COVID-19 will impact our business, results of operations, financial condition or liquidity is highly uncertain and will depend on future developments, including the spread and duration of the virus, potential actions taken by governmental authorities, and how quickly economic conditions stabilize and recover.

We expect to incur costs and charges as a result of restructuring activities such as facilities and operations consolidations and workforce reductions that we expect will reduce on-going costs, and those restructuring activities also may be disruptive to our business and may not result in anticipated cost savings.

We have been consolidating facilities and operations in an effort to make our business more efficient and expect to continue to review our overall manufacturing footprint. We have incurred, and expect in the future to incur, additional costs and restructuring charges in connection with such consolidations, workforce reductions and other cost reduction measures that have adversely affected and, to the extent incurred in the future would adversely affect, our future earnings and cash flows. Furthermore, such actions may be disruptive to our business. This may result in production inefficiencies, product quality issues, late product deliveries or lost orders as we begin production at consolidated facilities, which would adversely impact our sales levels, operating results and operating margins. In addition, we may not realize the cost savings that we expect to realize as a result of such actions.

Our ability to establish, grow and maintain customer relationships depends in part on our ability to develop new products and product enhancements based on technological innovation, such as IoT, and marketplace acceptance of new and existing products, including products related to technology not yet adopted or utilized in certain geographic locations in which we do business.

The electric motor and power transmission industries in recent years have seen significant evolution and innovation, particularly with respect to increasing energy efficiency and control enhancements. Our ability to effectively compete in these industries depends in part on our ability to continue to develop new technologies and innovative products and product enhancements, including enhancements based on technological innovation such as IoT. Further, many large customers in these industries generally desire to purchase from companies that can offer a broad product range, which means we must continue to develop our expertise in order to design, manufacture and sell these products successfully. This requires that we make significant investments in engineering, manufacturing, customer service and support, research and development and intellectual property protection, and there can be no assurance that in the future we will have sufficient resources to continue to make such investments. If we are unable to meet the needs of our customers for innovative products or product variety, or if our products
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become technologically obsolete over time due to the development by our competitors of technological breakthroughs or otherwise, our revenues and results of operations may be adversely affected. In addition, we may incur significant costs and devote significant resources to the development of products that ultimately are not accepted in the marketplace, do not provide anticipated enhancements, or do not lead to significant revenue, which may adversely impact our results of operations.

Our dependence on, and the price of, raw materials may adversely affect our gross margins.

Many of the products we produce contain key materials such as steel, copper, aluminum and electronics. Market prices for those materials can be volatile due to changes in supply and demand, manufacturing and other costs, regulations and tariffs, economic conditions and other circumstances. We may not be able to offset any increase in commodity costs through pricing actions, productivity enhancements or other means, and increasing commodity costs may have an adverse impact on our gross margins, which could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.

In each of our Climate Solutions and Commercial Systems segments, we depend on revenues from several significant customers, and any loss, cancellation or reduction of, or delay in, purchases by these customers may have a material adverse effect on our business.

We derive a significant portion of the revenues of our motor businesses from several key OEM customers. Our success will depend on our continued ability to develop and manage relationships with these customers. We have long standing relationships with these customers and we expect these customer relationships will continue for the foreseeable future. Our reliance on sales from customers makes our relationship with each of these customers important to our business. We cannot assure you that we will be able to retain these key customers. Some of our customers may in the future shift some or all of their purchases of products from us to our competitors or to other sources. The loss of one or more of our large customers, any reduction or delay in sales to these customers, our inability to develop relationships successfully with additional customers, or future price concessions that we may make could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.

Goodwill and an indefinite-lived trade name intangible comprise a significant portion of our total assets, and if we determine that goodwill and the indefinite-lived trade name intangible have become impaired in the future, our results of operations and financial condition in such years may be materially and adversely affected.

As of January 2, 2021, we had goodwill of $1,518.2 million and an indefinite-lived trade name of $122.8 million. Goodwill represents the excess of cost over the fair market value of net assets acquired in business combinations. The indefinite-lived trade name intangible represents a long-standing brand acquired in a business combination and is assumed to have indefinite life. We review goodwill and the indefinite-lived trade name intangible at least annually for impairment and any excess in carrying value over the estimated fair value is charged to the results of operations. Our estimates of fair value are based on assumptions about the future operating cash flows, growth rates, discount rates applied to these cash flows and current market estimates of value. A reduction in net income resulting from the write down or impairment of goodwill or the indefinite-lived trade name intangible would affect financial results. If we are required to record a significant charge to earnings in our consolidated financial statements because an impairment of goodwill or the indefinite-lived trade name intangible is determined, our results of operations and financial condition could be materially and adversely affected.

Portions of our total sales come directly from customers in key markets and industries. A significant or prolonged decline or disruption in one of those markets or industries could result in lower capital expenditures by such customers, which could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.

Portions of our total sales are dependent directly upon the level of capital expenditures by customers in key markets and industries, such as HVAC, refrigeration, power generation, oil and gas, and unit material handling or water heating. A significant or prolonged decline or disruption in one of those markets or industries may result in some of such customers delaying, canceling or modifying projects, or may result in nonpayment of amounts that are owed to us. These effects could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.

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We sell certain products for high volume applications, and any failure of those products to perform as anticipated could result in significant liability and expenses that may adversely affect our business and results of operations.

We manufacture and sell a number of products for high volume applications, including electric motors used in pools and spas, residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Any failure of those products to perform as anticipated could result in significant product liability, product recall or rework, or other costs. The costs of product recalls and reworks are not generally covered by insurance. If we were to experience a product recall or rework in connection with products of high volume applications, our financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected.
One of our subsidiaries that we acquired in 2007 is subject to numerous claims filed in various jurisdictions relating to certain sub-fractional motors that were primarily manufactured through 2004 and that were included as components of residential and commercial ventilation units manufactured and sold in high volumes by a third party. These ventilation units are subject to regulation by government agencies such as the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”). The claims generally allege that the ventilation units were the cause of fires. Based on the current facts, we cannot assure you that these claims, individually or in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on our subsidiary's results of operations, financial condition or cash flows. We cannot reasonably predict the outcome of these claims, the nature or extent of any CPSC or other remedial actions, if any, that our subsidiary or we on their behalf may need to undertake with respect to motors that remain in the field, or the costs that may be incurred, some of which could be significant.

Our business may not generate cash flow from operations in an amount sufficient to enable us to service our indebtedness or to fund our other liquidity needs, we could become increasingly vulnerable to general adverse economic and industry conditions and interest rate trends, and our ability to obtain future financing may be limited.

As of January 2, 2021, we had $1.1 billion in aggregate debt outstanding under our various financing arrangements, $611.3 million in cash and cash equivalents and $499.8 million in available borrowings under our current revolving credit facility. Our ability to make required payments of principal and interest on our debt levels will depend on our future performance, which, to a certain extent, is subject to general economic, financial, competitive and other factors that are beyond our control. We cannot assure you that our business will generate cash flow from operations or that future borrowings will be available under our current credit facilities in an amount sufficient to enable us to service our indebtedness or to fund our other liquidity needs. In addition, our credit facilities contain financial and restrictive covenants that could limit our ability to, among other things, borrow additional funds or take advantage of business opportunities. Our failure to comply with such covenants could result in an event of default that, if not cured or waived, could result in the acceleration of all our indebtedness or otherwise have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and debt service capability. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Liquidity and Capital Resources.” Our indebtedness may have important consequences. For example, it could:

make it more challenging for us to obtain additional financing to fund our business strategy and acquisitions, debt service requirements, capital expenditures and working capital;
increase our vulnerability to interest rate changes and general adverse economic and industry conditions;
require us to dedicate a substantial portion of our cash flow from operations to service our indebtedness, thereby reducing the availability of our cash flow to finance acquisitions and to fund working capital, capital expenditures, manufacturing capacity expansion, business integration, research and development efforts and other general corporate activities;
limit our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our business and our markets; and/or
place us at a competitive disadvantage relative to our competitors that have less debt.
 
In addition, our credit facilities require us to maintain specified financial ratios and satisfy certain financial condition tests, which may require that we take action to reduce our debt or to act in a manner contrary to our business strategies. If an event of default under our credit facility or senior notes were to occur, the lenders could elect to declare all amounts outstanding under the applicable agreement, together with accrued interest, to be immediately due and payable.

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We depend on certain key suppliers, and any loss of those suppliers or their failure to meet commitments may adversely affect our business and results of operations.

We are dependent on a single or limited number of suppliers for some materials or components required in the manufacture of our products. If any of those suppliers fail to meet their commitments to us in terms of delivery or quality, we may experience supply shortages that could result in our inability to meet our customers' requirements, or could otherwise experience an interruption in our operations that could negatively impact our business and results of operations.

Sales of products incorporated into HVAC systems and other residential applications are seasonal and affected by the weather; mild or cooler weather could have an adverse effect on our operating performance.

Many of our motors are incorporated into HVAC systems and other residential applications that OEMs sell to end users. The number of installations of new and replacement HVAC systems or components and other residential applications is higher during the spring and summer seasons due to the increased use of air conditioning during warmer months. Mild or cooler weather conditions during the spring and summer season often result in end users deferring the purchase of new or replacement HVAC systems or components. As a result, prolonged periods of mild or cooler weather conditions in the spring or summer season in broad geographical areas could have a negative impact on the demand for our HVAC motors and, therefore, could have an adverse effect on our operating performance. In addition, due to variations in weather conditions from year to year, our operating performance in any single year may not be indicative of our performance in any future year.

Our success is highly dependent on qualified and sufficient staffing. Our failure to attract or retain qualified personnel, including our senior management team, could lead to a loss of revenue or profitability.

Our success depends, in part, on the efforts and abilities of our senior management team and key associates and the contributions of talented associates in various operations and functions, such as engineering, finance, sales, marketing, manufacturing, etc. The skills, experience and industry contacts of our senior management team significantly benefit our operations and administration. The failure to attract or retain members of our senior management team and key talent could have a negative effect on our operating results.

Risks Relating to Our Global Footprint

We operate in the highly competitive global electric motors and controls, power generation and power transmission industries.

The global electric motors and controls, power generation and power transmission industries are highly competitive. We encounter a wide variety of domestic and international competitors due in part to the nature of the products we manufacture and the wide variety of applications and customers we serve. In order to compete effectively, we must retain relationships with major customers and establish relationships with new customers, including those in developing countries. Moreover, in certain applications, customers exercise significant power over business terms. It may be difficult in the short-term for us to obtain new sales to replace any decline in the sale of existing products that may be lost to competitors. Our failure to compete effectively may reduce our revenues, profitability and cash flow, and pricing pressures resulting from competition may adversely impact our profitability.

We have continued to see a trend with certain customers who are attempting to reduce the number of vendors from which they purchase product in order to reduce their costs and diversify their risk. As a result, we may lose market share to our competitors in some of the markets in which we compete.

In addition, some of our competitors are larger and have greater financial and other resources than we do. There can be no assurance that our products will be able to compete successfully with the products of these other companies.

We may also choose to exit certain businesses, markets, or channels based on a variety of factors including our 80/20 initiatives.

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We manufacture a significant portion of our products outside the US, and political, societal or economic instability or public health crises may present additional risks to our business.
Approximately 19,300 of our approximate 23,000 total associates and 35 of our principal manufacturing and warehouse facilities are located outside the US. International operations generally are subject to various risks, including political, societal and economic instability, local labor market conditions, public health crises, breakdowns in trade relations, the imposition of tariffs and other trade restrictions, lack of reliable legal systems, ownership restrictions, the impact of government regulations, the effects of income and withholding taxes, governmental expropriation or nationalization, and differences in business practices. We may incur increased costs and experience delays or disruptions in product deliveries and payments in connection with international manufacturing and sales that could cause loss of revenue.

Unfavorable changes in the political, regulatory and business climates in countries where we have operations could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, including, for example, the uncertainty surrounding the effect of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, commonly referred to as “Brexit,” trade relations between the US and China, the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (the "USMCA"), or the change in labor rates in Mexico.

In addition, as described in more detail above, the continued global spread of COVID-19 could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

We may suffer losses as a result of foreign currency fluctuations.

The net assets, net earnings and cash flows from our foreign subsidiaries are based on the US dollar equivalent of such amounts measured in the applicable functional currency. These foreign operations have the potential to impact our financial position due to fluctuations in the local currency arising from the process of re-measuring the local functional currency in the US dollar. Any increase in the value of the US dollar in relation to the value of the local currency, whether by means of market conditions or governmental actions such as currency devaluations, will adversely affect our revenues from our foreign operations when translated into US dollars. Similarly, any decrease in the value of the US dollar in relation to the value of the local currency will increase our operating costs in foreign operations, to the extent such costs are payable in foreign currency, when translated into US dollars.

Commodity, currency and interest rate hedging activities may adversely impact our financial performance as a result of changes in global commodity prices, interest rates and currency rates.

We use derivative financial instruments in order to reduce the substantial effects of currency and commodity fluctuations and interest rate exposure on our cash flow and financial condition. These instruments may include foreign currency and commodity forward contracts, currency swap agreements and currency option contracts, as well as interest rate swap agreements. We have entered into, and expect to continue to enter into, such hedging arrangements. By utilizing hedging instruments, we may forgo benefits that might result from fluctuations in currency exchange, commodity and interest rates. We also are exposed to the risk that counterparties to hedging contracts will default on their obligations. Any default by such counterparties might have an adverse effect on us.

Worldwide economic conditions may adversely affect our industry, business and results of operations.

General economic conditions and conditions in the global financial markets can affect our results of operations. Deterioration in the global economy could lead to higher unemployment, lower consumer spending and reduced investment by businesses, and could lead our customers to slow spending on our products or make it difficult for our customers, our vendors and us to accurately forecast and plan future business activities. Worsening economic conditions could also affect the financial viability of our suppliers, some of which we may consider key suppliers. If the commercial, industrial, residential HVAC, power generation and power transmission markets significantly deteriorate, our business, financial condition and results of operations will likely be materially and adversely affected. Additionally, our stock price could decrease if investors have concerns that our business, financial condition and results of operations will be negatively impacted by a worldwide economic downturn.
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We are subject to tax laws and regulations in many jurisdictions and the inability to successfully defend claims from taxing authorities related to our current and/or acquired businesses could adversely affect our operating results and financial position.

A significant amount of our revenue is generated from customers located outside of the US, and an increasingly greater portion of our assets and associates are located outside of the US which requires us to interpret the income tax laws and rulings in each of those taxing jurisdictions. Due to the subjectivity of tax laws between those jurisdictions as well as the subjectivity of factual interpretations, our estimates of income tax liabilities may differ from actual payments or assessments. Claims from taxing authorities related to these differences could have an adverse impact on our operating results and financial position.

Risks Relating to the Legal and Regulatory Environment

We are subject to litigation, including product liability and warranty claims that may adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.

We are, from time to time, a party to litigation that arises in the normal course of our business operations, including product warranty and liability claims, contract disputes and environmental, asbestos, employment and other litigation matters. We face an inherent business risk of exposure to product liability and warranty claims in the event that the use of our products is alleged to have resulted in injury or other damage. While we currently maintain general liability and product liability insurance coverage in amounts that we believe are adequate, we cannot assure you that we will be able to maintain this insurance on acceptable terms or that this insurance will provide sufficient coverage against potential liabilities that may arise. Any product liability claim may also include the imposition of punitive damages, the award of which, pursuant to certain state laws, may not be covered by insurance. Any claims brought against us, with or without merit, may have an adverse effect on our business and results of operations as a result of potential adverse outcomes, the expenses associated with defending such claims, the diversion of our management's resources and time and the potential adverse effect to our business reputation.

Infringement of our intellectual property by third parties may harm our competitive position, and we may incur significant costs associated with the protection and preservation of our intellectual property.

We own or otherwise have rights in a number of patents and trademarks relating to the products we manufacture, which have been obtained over a period of years, and we continue to actively pursue patents in connection with new product development and to acquire additional patents and trademarks through the acquisitions of other businesses. These patents and trademarks have been of value in the growth of our business and may continue to be of value in the future. Our inability to protect this intellectual property generally, or the illegal breach of some or a large group of our intellectual property rights, would have an adverse effect on our business. In addition, there can be no assurance that our intellectual property will not be challenged, invalidated, circumvented or designed-around, particularly in countries where intellectual property rights are not highly developed or protected. We have incurred in the past and may incur in the future significant costs associated with defending challenges to our intellectual property or enforcing our intellectual property rights, which could adversely impact our cash flow and results of operations.

Third parties may claim that we are infringing their intellectual property rights and we could incur significant costs and expenses or be prevented from selling certain products.

We may be subject to claims from third parties that our products or technologies infringe on their intellectual property rights or that we have misappropriated intellectual property rights. If we are involved in a dispute or litigation relating to infringement of third party intellectual property rights, we could incur significant costs in defending against those claims. Our intellectual property portfolio may not be useful in asserting a counterclaim, or negotiating a license, in response to a claim of infringement or misappropriation. In addition, as a result of such claims of infringement or misappropriation, we could lose our rights to technology that are important to our business, or be required to pay damages or license fees with respect to the infringed rights or be required to redesign our products at substantial cost, any of which could adversely impact our cash flows and results of operations.

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We may incur costs or suffer reputational damage due to improper conduct of our associates, agents or business partners.

We are subject to a variety of domestic and foreign laws, rules and regulations relating to improper payments to government officials, bribery, anti-kickback and false claims rules, competition, export and import compliance, money laundering and data privacy. If our associates, agents or business partners engage in activities in violation of these laws, rules or regulations, we may be subject to civil or criminal fines or penalties or other sanctions, may incur costs associated with government investigations, or may suffer damage to our reputation.

Our operations are highly dependent on information technology infrastructure, and failures, attacks or breaches could significantly affect our business.

We depend heavily on our information technology infrastructure in order to achieve our business objectives. If we experience a problem that impairs this infrastructure, such as a computer virus, a problem with the functioning of an important IT application, or an intentional disruption of our IT systems by a third party, the resulting disruptions could impede our ability to record or process orders, manufacture and ship in a timely manner, or otherwise carry on our business in the ordinary course. Any such events could cause us to lose customers or revenue and could require us to incur significant expense to eliminate these problems and address related security concerns, including costs relating to investigation and remediation actions.

IT security threats via computer malware and other “cyber-attacks,” which are increasing in both frequency and sophistication, could also result in unauthorized disclosures of information, such as customer data, personally identifiable information or other confidential or proprietary material, and create financial liability, subject us to legal or regulatory sanctions, or damage our reputation. Moreover, because the techniques used to gain access to or sabotage systems often are not recognized until launched against a target, we may be unable to anticipate the methods necessary to defend against these types of attacks, and we cannot predict the extent, frequency or impact these attacks may have on us. While we continuously seek to maintain robust information security mechanisms and controls, the impact of a material IT event could have a material adverse effect on our competitive position, results of operations, financial condition and cash flow.

We have substantially completed the implementation of a global Enterprise Resource Planning (the “ERP”) system that redesigned and deployed a common information system. We will continue to implement the ERP system throughout the business. The process of implementation can be costly and can divert the attention of management from the day-to-day operations of the business. As we implement the ERP system, some elements may not perform as expected. This could have an adverse effect on our business.

We may be adversely affected by environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.

We are subject to various laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and human health and safety and have incurred and will continue to incur capital and other expenditures to comply with these regulations. Failure to comply with any environmental regulations, including more stringent environmental laws that may be imposed in the future, could subject us to future liabilities, fines or penalties or the suspension of production. In addition, if environmental and human health and safety laws and regulations are repealed, made less burdensome or implemented at a later date, demand for our products designed to comply with such regulations may be unfavorably impacted.

We are subject to changes in legislative, regulatory and legal developments involving income and other taxes.

We are subject to US federal, state, and international income, payroll, property, sales and use, fuel, and other types of taxes. Changes in tax rates, enactment of new tax laws, revisions of tax regulations, and claims or litigation with taxing authorities, including claims or litigation related to our interpretation and application of tax laws and regulations, could result in substantially higher taxes, could have a negative impact on our ability to compete in the global marketplace, and could have a significant adverse effect on our results or operations, financial conditions and liquidity.

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Risks Relating to Our Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture Activity

We and Rexnord may be unable to satisfy the conditions or obtain the approvals required to complete the Rexnord Transaction.

The consummation of the Rexnord Transaction is subject to numerous conditions, including consummation of certain transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, by and among Rexnord, Land, Merger Sub and us (the “Merger Agreement”) and the Separation and Distribution Agreement by and among Rexnord, Land and us, the receipt of the approval of Rexnord's and our shareholders, the receipt of regulatory approvals, and other closing conditions. Neither Rexnord nor we can make any assurances that the Rexnord Transaction will be consummated on the terms or timeline currently contemplated, or at all. Both Rexnord and we have and will continue to expend time and resources and incur expenses related to the proposed Rexnord Transaction.

Governmental agencies may not approve the Rexnord Transaction or may impose conditions to the approval of the Rexnord Transaction or require changes to the terms of the Rexnord Transaction. Any such conditions or changes could have the effect of delaying completion of the Rexnord Transaction, imposing costs on or limiting the revenues of the combined company following the completion of the Rexnord Transaction or otherwise reducing the anticipated benefits of the Rexnord Transaction. Any condition or change which results in a “Burdensome Condition,” as such term is defined in the Merger Agreement might cause Rexnord and/or us to restructure or terminate the Rexnord Transaction.

Both we and Land will need to obtain debt financing to complete the Rexnord Transaction. Although commitment letters have been obtained from various lenders, the obligations of the lenders under the commitment letters are subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary conditions, including, among others, the absence of any material adverse effect. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that these conditions will be satisfied or, if not satisfied, waived by the lenders. If we are not able to obtain alternative financing on commercially reasonable terms, it could prevent the consummation of the Rexnord Transaction or materially and adversely affect our business, liquidity, financial condition and results of operations if the Rexnord Transaction is ultimately consummated.

The extent of the dividend, if any, that we may pay, and the number of shares of our common stock that we may issue, in the Rexnord Transaction are uncertain.

The Merger Agreement provides that, in order to preserve the tax-free nature of the Rexnord Transaction, the number of shares of our common stock that may be issued in the Rexnord Transaction is subject to increase at closing such that former shareholders of Land (together with certain “overlapping shareholders” of ours and former shareholders of Land), own at least 50.8% of our outstanding common stock immediately following consummation of the transaction for tax purposes (or, in certain other circumstances in which overlapping shareholders are not being counted for this purpose, 50.1% of such shares).

In addition, in connection with the Rexnord Transaction, the parties have agreed that Rexnord will seek a U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) private letter ruling with respect to certain tax aspects of the Rexnord Transaction, including matters relating to the nature and extent of shareholders who may be counted as overlapping shareholders for purposes of determining the exchange ratio in the merger of Merger Sub with and into Land (the “Merger”). The extent of the overlapping shareholders that may be counted in determining the exchange ratio for the Merger will depend on whether an IRS ruling is received and the contents of such IRS ruling.

In the event that the number of shares that we issue at the closing of the Rexnord Transaction is increased in the manner described above, including as a result of our failure to be able to count our and Rexnord's overlapping shareholders, the Merger Agreement also provides that we will declare a special dividend to our shareholders in an amount that will depend on the number of shares being issued, but which may range in amount between zero and approximately $2.0 billion.

The extent of our and Rexnord's overlapping shareholders of is outside of our and Rexnord's control of and will not be known until the closing occurs. In addition, the grant of the IRS ruling is within the discretion of the IRS. We can offer no assurance concerning the extent of our and Rexnord's overlapping shareholdings at any closing of the Rexnord Transaction or assurance that the IRS ruling will be received.

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The amount of debt that we may incur in connection with the Rexnord Transaction is uncertain and may be substantial.

In connection with the Rexnord Transaction, we have agreed that the entity we would acquire in the transaction, which we refer to as Land, will prior to its spin-off by Rexnord incur approximately $487.0 million of indebtedness in order to fund a cash payment to a subsidiary of Rexnord. Following the closing, this indebtedness would be indebtedness of our wholly owned subsidiary. In addition, as part of the Rexnord Transaction, we have agreed to assume approximately $92.0 million of unfunded pension liabilities of the PMC business. Further, as part of the Rexnord Transaction, we may be required pay a cash dividend to our shareholders in an amount between zero and approximately $2.0 billion, depending on the number of additional shares of Company common stock that may be issued in connection with the Rexnord Transaction in order to satisfy tax requirements applicable to a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. If a special dividend is paid, we expect to fund it with new indebtedness, and we have entered into a debt commitment letter to fund that amount, which is described in more detail under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Liquidity and Capital Resources”. The size of the dividend that will ultimately be declared is uncertain and will remain so until the closing. We have also entered into other financing arrangements in connection with the Rexnord Transaction and expect to pay substantial fees and expenses in connection with them.

In the event that our debt levels and debt service obligations increase substantially in connection with the Rexnord Transaction, we will have less cash flow available for our business operations, we could become increasingly vulnerable to general adverse economic and industry conditions and interest rate trends, and our ability to obtain future financing may be limited.

Our ability to make required payments of principal and interest on our increased debt levels, and our ability to comply with financial and restrictive covenants with our lenders will be subject to the risks described above under “Risk Factors - Risks Relating to Our Operations and Strategy - Our business may not generate cash flow from operations in an amount sufficient to enable us to service our indebtedness or to fund our other liquidity needs, we could become increasingly vulnerable to general adverse economic and industry conditions and interest rate trends, and our ability to obtain future financing may be limited”.

Our failure to successfully integrate the PMC Business and any future acquisitions into its business within its expected timetable could adversely affect the combined company’s future results and the market price of our common stock following the completion of the Rexnord Transaction.

The success of the Rexnord Transaction will depend, in large part, on our ability, as a combined company following the completion of the Rexnord Transaction, to realize the anticipated benefits of the Rexnord Transaction and on the sales and profitability of the combined company. To realize these anticipated benefits, the combined company must successfully integrate its businesses. This integration will be complex and time-consuming. The failure to successfully integrate and manage the challenges presented by the integration process may result in our failure to achieve some or all of the anticipated benefits of the Rexnord Transaction.

Potential difficulties that may be encountered in the integration process include, among others:

the failure to implement our business plan for the combined company;
lost sales and customers as a result of our customers or customers of the PMC Business deciding not to do business with the combined company;
risks associated with managing the larger and more complex combined company;
integrating our personnel and the personnel of the PMC Business while maintaining focus on providing consistent, high-quality products and service to customers;
the loss of key employees;
unanticipated issues in integrating manufacturing, logistics, information, communications and other systems;
unexpected liabilities of the PMC Business;
possible inconsistencies in standards, controls, procedures, policies and compensation structures; and
the impact on our internal controls and compliance with the regulatory requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002;
and potential unknown liabilities and unforeseen expenses, delays or regulatory conditions associated with the Rexnord Transaction.

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If any of these events were to occur, our ability to maintain relationships with customers, suppliers and employees or our ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of the Rexnord Transaction could be adversely affected, or could reduce our sales or earnings or otherwise adversely affect our business and financial results after the Rexnord Transaction and, as a result, adversely affect the market price of our common stock.

Apart from the Rexnord Transaction, as part of our growth strategy, we have made and expect to continue to make, acquisitions. Our company’s continued growth may depend on our ability to identify and acquire companies that complement or enhance our business on acceptable terms, but we may not be able to identify or complete future acquisitions. We may not be able to integrate successfully its recent acquisitions, or any future acquisitions, operate these acquired companies profitably, or realize the potential benefits from these acquisitions.

The Company will incur significant costs related to the Rexnord Transaction that could have an adverse effect on its liquidity, cash flows and operating results.

The Company expects to incur significant one-time costs in connection with the Rexnord Transaction, including the cost of financing and other transaction costs, integration costs, and other costs that Company management believes are necessary to realize the anticipated synergies from the Rexnord Transaction. The incurrence of these costs may have a material adverse effect on the Company’s liquidity, cash flows and operating results in the periods in which they are incurred.

Businesses that we have acquired or that we may acquire in the future, including the PMC Business, may have liabilities which are not known to us.

We have assumed liabilities of acquired businesses and may assume liabilities of businesses that we acquire in the future, including the PMC Business. There may be liabilities or risks that we fail, or are unable, to discover, or that we underestimate, in the course of performing our due diligence investigations of acquired businesses. Additionally, businesses that we have acquired or may acquire in the future may have made previous acquisitions, and we will be subject to certain liabilities and risks relating to these prior acquisitions as well. We cannot assure you that our rights to indemnification contained in definitive acquisition agreements that we have entered or may enter into will be sufficient in amount, scope or duration to fully offset the possible liabilities associated with the business or property acquired. Any such liabilities, individually or in the aggregate, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations. As we begin to operate acquired businesses, we may learn additional information about them that adversely affects us, such as unknown or contingent liabilities, issues relating to compliance with applicable laws or issues related to ongoing customer relationships or order demand.

Divestitures of some of our businesses or product lines may have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, financial position and cash flows.

We continually evaluate the strategic fit of our businesses and products, which may result in divestitures. Any divestiture may result in write-offs, including those related to goodwill and other intangible assets, which could have a material adverse effect on our financial position. In addition, divestitures may result in asset impairment charges, including those related to goodwill and other intangible assets, which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations. Divestitures could involve additional risks, including difficulties in the separation of operations, products and personnel, the diversion of management’s attention, the disruption of our business and the potential loss of key associates. There can be no assurance that we will be successful in addressing these or any other significant risks associated with divestitures.
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General Risks

Changes in the method of determining LIBOR, or the replacement of LIBOR with an alternative reference rate, may adversely affect interest expense related to our outstanding debt.

Amounts drawn under our credit facility may bear interest rates in relation to LIBOR, depending on our selection of repayment options. On July 27, 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom announced that it would phase out LIBOR as a benchmark by the end of 2021. It is unclear whether new methods of calculating LIBOR will be established such that it continues to exist after 2021. The overall financing market may be disrupted as a result of the phase-out or replacement of LIBOR. Disruption in the financing market could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial position, operating results, and interest expense related to our outstanding debt.

Our operations can be negatively impacted by natural disasters, terrorism, acts of war, international conflict, political and governmental actions which could harm our business.

Natural disasters, acts or threats of war or terrorism, international conflicts, and the actions taken by the US and other governments in response to such events could cause damage or disrupt our business operations, our suppliers, or our customers, and could create political or economic instability, any of which could have an adverse effect on our business. Although it is not possible to predict such events or their consequences, these events could decrease demand for our products, could make it difficult or impossible for us to deliver products, or could disrupt our supply chain. We may also be negatively impacted by actions by the US or foreign governments which could disrupt manufacturing and commercial operations, including policy changes affecting taxation, trade, immigration, currency devaluation, tariffs, customs, border actions and the like, including, for example, the effect of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, commonly referred to as “Brexit,” trade relations between the US and China, the implementation of the USMCA, or the change in labor rates in Mexico.

Our stock may be subject to significant fluctuations and volatility.

The market price of shares of our common stock may be volatile. Among the factors that could affect our common stock price are those discussed above under “Risk Factors” as well as:
domestic and international economic and political factors unrelated to our performance;
quarterly fluctuation in our operating income and earnings per share results;
decline in demand for our products;
significant strategic actions by our competitors, including new product introductions or technological advances;
fluctuations in interest rates;
cost increases in energy, raw materials, intermediate components or materials, or labor; and
changes in revenue or earnings estimates or publication of research reports by analysts.

In addition, stock markets may experience extreme volatility that may be unrelated to the operating performance of particular companies. These broad market fluctuations may adversely affect the trading price of our common stock.

ITEM 1B - UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
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ITEM 2 - PROPERTIES
Our corporate offices are located in Beloit, Wisconsin in an approximately 50,000 square foot owned office building and in Rosemont, Illinois in an approximately 12,100 square foot rented office building. We have manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout the US and in Mexico, China, Europe, India and Thailand.
Our Commercial Systems segment currently includes 46 facilities, of which 14 are principal manufacturing facilities and 3 are principal warehouse facilities. The Commercial Systems segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 4.0 million square feet of space, of which approximately 31% are leased.
The following represents our principal manufacturing and warehouse facilities in the Commercial Systems segment (square footage in millions):
Square Footage
LocationFacilitiesTotalOwnedLeased
US51.10.60.5
Mexico40.80.60.2
China40.90.80.1
Europe10.10.1
Other30.40.20.2
Total173.32.31.0

Our Industrial Systems segment currently includes 25 facilities, of which 11 are principal manufacturing facilities and 1 are principal warehouse facilities. The Industrial Systems segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 2.8 million square feet of space, of which approximately 26% are leased.
The following represents our principal manufacturing and warehouse facilities in the Industrial Systems segment (square footage in millions):
Square Footage
LocationFacilitiesTotalOwnedLeased
US20.70.7
Mexico20.30.3
China20.60.6
India20.30.20.1
Europe10.20.2
Other30.30.10.2
Total122.41.80.6

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Our Climate Solutions segment currently includes 29 facilities, of which 9 are principal manufacturing facilities and 3 are principal warehouse facilities. The Climate Solutions segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 2.5 million square feet of space, of which approximately 54% are leased.
The following represents our principal manufacturing and warehouse facilities in the Climate Solutions segment (square footage in millions):
Square Footage
LocationFacilitiesTotalOwnedLeased
US40.80.40.4
Mexico40.70.30.4
China20.30.3
India10.40.4
Other10.10.1
Total122.31.11.2

Our Power Transmission Solutions segment currently includes 25 facilities, of which 13 are principal manufacturing facilities and 1 is a principal warehouse facility. The Power Transmission Solutions segment's present operating facilities contain a total of approximately 2.5 million square feet of space, of which approximately 24% are leased.
The following represents our principal manufacturing and warehouse facilities in the Power Transmission Solutions segment (square footage in millions):
Square Footage
LocationFacilitiesTotalOwnedLeased
US91.00.70.3
Mexico20.30.3
China10.20.2
Europe20.30.3
Total141.81.30.5

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ITEM 3 - LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
A subsidiary that we acquired in 2007 is subject to numerous claims filed in various jurisdictions relating to certain sub-fractional motors that were primarily manufactured through 2004 and that were included as components of residential and commercial ventilation units manufactured and sold in high volumes by a third party. These ventilation units are subject to product safety requirements and other potential regulation of their performance by government agencies such as the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”). The claims generally allege that the ventilation units were the cause of fires. We have recorded an estimated liability for incurred claims. Based on the current facts, we cannot assure that these claims, individually or in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on our subsidiary's financial condition. Our subsidiary cannot reasonably predict the outcome of these claims, the nature or extent of any CPSC or other remedial actions, if any, that our subsidiary may need to undertake with respect to motors that remain in the field, or the costs that may be incurred, some of which could be significant.
We are from time to time, party to litigation and other legal or regulatory proceedings that arise in the normal course of our business operations and the outcomes of which are subject to significant uncertainty, including product warranty and liability claims, contract disputes and environmental, asbestos, intellectual property, employment and other litigation matters. Our products are used in a variety of industrial, commercial and residential applications that subject us to claims that the use of our products is alleged to have resulted in injury or other damage. Many of these matters will only be resolved when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. Our management conducts regular reviews, including updates from legal counsel, to assess the need for accounting recognition or disclosure of these contingencies, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise in judgment. We accrue for exposures in amounts that we believe are adequate, and we do not believe that the outcome of any such lawsuit individually or collectively will have a material effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

ITEM 4 - MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
Not applicable.

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PART II
ITEM 5 - MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
General
Our common stock, $0.01 par value per share, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “RBC.” The number of registered holders of common stock as of January 22, 2021 was 309.

There were no repurchases of our common stock during the current quarter.

Under our equity incentive plans, participants may pay the exercise price or satisfy all or a portion of the federal, state and local withholding tax obligations arising in connection with plan awards by electing to (a) have the Company withhold shares of common stock otherwise issuable under the award, (b) tender back shares received in connection with such award or (c) deliver other previously owned shares of common stock, in each case having a value equal to the exercise price or the amount to be withheld. During the quarter ended January 2, 2021, we did not acquire any shares in connection with transactions pursuant to equity incentive plans.

At a meeting of the Board of Directors on July 24, 2018, the Company's Board of Directors approved the extinguishment of the existing $3.0 million share repurchase program that was approved in November 2013 and replaced it with an authorization to repurchase up to $250.0 million of shares. At a meeting of the Board of Directors on October 25, 2019, the July 2018 repurchase authorization was extinguished and replaced with an authorization to purchase up to $250.0 million of shares. The new authorization has no expiration date. Management is authorized to effect purchases from time to time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. From time to time, we enter into a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan for the purpose of repurchasing shares. For fiscal 2020, we purchased 315,072 shares or $25.0 million in shares pursuant to the October 25, 2019 repurchase authorization. For fiscal 2019, we purchased 180,763 shares or $15.0 million in shares pursuant to the October 25, 2019 repurchase authorization and 2,013,782 shares or $150.1 million in shares pursuant to the July 2018 repurchase authorization. The maximum value of shares of our common stock available to be purchased as of January 2, 2021 is $210.0 million.
Item 12 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K contains certain information relating to our equity compensation plans.
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Stock Performance
The following information in this Item 5 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K is not deemed to be “soliciting material” or to be “filed” with the SEC or subject to Regulation 14A or 14C under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, and will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.
The following graph compares the hypothetical total shareholder return (including reinvestment of dividends) on an investment in (1) our common stock, (2) the Standard & Poor's Mid Cap 400 Index, and (3) the Standard & Poor's 400 Electrical Components and Equipment Index, for the period January 3, 2016 through January 2, 2021. In each case, the graph assumes the investment of $100.00 on January 2, 2016.
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INDEXED RETURNS
Years Ended
Company / Index20162017201820192020
Regal Beloit Corporation$120.22 $134.74 $125.01 $154.74 $225.68 
S&P MidCap 400 Index120.74 140.35 123.53 157.40 179.00 
S&P 400 Electrical Components & Equipment116.94 128.12 111.28 142.28 187.71 

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ITEM 6 - SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
The selected statements of income data for fiscal years 2020, 2019 and 2018, and the selected balance sheet data as of January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019 is derived from, and are qualified by reference to, the audited consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. The selected statement of income data for fiscal years 2017 and 2016 and the selected balance sheet data as of December 29, 2018, December 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 is derived from audited consolidated financial statements not included herein.
FiscalFiscalFiscalFiscalFiscal
20202019201820172016
     (In Millions, Except per Share Data)
Net Sales$2,907.0 $3,238.0 $3,645.6 $3,360.3 $3,224.5 
Cost of Sales2,098.3 2,377.3 2,681.0 2,476.7 2,359.5 
Gross Profit808.7 860.7 964.6 883.6 865.0 
Operating Expenses512.9 544.3 599.4 552.6 542.5 
Goodwill Impairment10.5 — 9.5 — — 
Asset Impairments5.3 10.0 8.7 — — 
Gain on Sale of Businesses(0.1)(44.7)— (0.1)— 
Total Operating Expenses528.6 509.6 617.6 552.5 542.5 
Income from Operations280.1 351.1 347.0 331.1 322.5 
Net Income193.8 242.6 235.8 218.1 209.3 
Net Income Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation189.3 238.9 231.2 213.0 203.4 
Total Assets4,589.0 4,430.7 4,623.8 4,388.2 4,358.5 
Total Debt1,071.4 1,137.5 1,307.1 1,141.1 1,411.5 
Long-Term Debt840.4 1,136.9 1,306.6 1,039.9 1,310.9 
Regal Beloit Shareholders' Equity2,544.4 2,351.1 2,310.5 2,325.5 2,038.8 
Per Share Data:
    Earnings - Basic$4.66 $5.69 $5.30 $4.78 $4.55 
    Earnings - Assuming Dilution4.64 5.66 5.26 4.74 4.52 
    Cash Dividends Declared1.20 1.18 1.10 1.02 0.95 
    Shareholders' Equity62.67 54.59 53.62 52.83 46.46 
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:
    Basic40.6 42.0 43.6 44.6 44.7 
    Assuming Dilution40.8 42.2 43.9 44.9 45.0 

We have completed various acquisitions and divestitures that affect the comparability of the selected financial data shown above. The results of operations for acquisitions are included in our consolidated financial results for the period subsequent to their acquisition date. The results of operations for divestitures are included in our consolidated financial results for the period prior to their divestiture date.
During fiscal 2019, we divested several businesses which resulted in a gain on sale for the fiscal year of $44.7 million. See Note 4 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements for the details of each business that was divested.
On April 10, 2018, we acquired NG for $161.5 million in cash, net of $8.5 million of cash acquired. NG is a leader in critical, energy-efficient systems for ventilation and air quality. NG manufactures, sells and services fans and blowers under the industry leading brands of Nicotra and Gebhardt. The financial results of NG have been included in our Commercial Systems segment from the date of acquisition.
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In addition to those acquisitions and divestitures, on July 31, 2018, we received notification from a customer of our hermetic climate business that it would wind down operations. As a result of this notification, we accelerated our plans to exit this business. We recognized exit and exit related charges of $34.9 million during the 2018 fiscal year. The charges included goodwill impairment of $9.5 million, customer relationship intangible asset impairment of $5.5 million, technology intangible asset impairment of $2.1 million and fixed asset impairment of $1.1 million. In addition to the impairments, we took charges on accounts receivable and inventory along with recognizing other expenses related to exiting the business.


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ITEM 7 - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
We operate on a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to December 31. We refer to the fiscal year ended January 2, 2021 as “fiscal 2020", the fiscal year ended December 28, 2019 as “fiscal 2019" and the fiscal year ended December 29, 2018 as “fiscal 2018".

Overview

General

Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) (“we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”), based in Beloit, Wisconsin (USA), is a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products serving markets throughout the world. As of the end of fiscal 2020, the Company, including its subsidiaries, employed approximately 23,000 people in its manufacturing, sales, and service facilities and corporate offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. In fiscal 2020, we reported annual net sales of $2.9 billion compared to $3.2 billion in fiscal 2019.

Our company is comprised of four operating segments: Commercial Systems, Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions.

A description of the four operating segments is as follows:

Commercial Systems segment produces fractional to approximately 5 horsepower AC and DC motors, electronic variable speed controls, fans, and blowers for commercial applications. These products serve markets including commercial building ventilation and HVAC, pool and spa, irrigation, dewatering, agriculture, and general commercial equipment.
Industrial Systems segment produces integral motors, generators, alternators and switchgear for industrial applications, along with aftermarket parts and kits to support such products. These products serve markets including agriculture, marine, mining, oil and gas, food and beverage, data centers, healthcare, prime and standby power, and general industrial equipment.
Climate Solutions segment produces small motors, electronic variable speed controls and air moving solutions serving markets including residential and light commercial HVAC, water heaters and commercial refrigeration.
Power Transmission Solutions segment produces, sells and services belt and chain drives, helical and worm gearing, mounted and unmounted bearings, couplings, modular plastic belts, conveying chains and components, hydraulic pump drives, large open gearing and specialty mechanical products serving markets including e-commerce, alternative energy, beverage, bulk handling, metals, special machinery, energy, aerospace and general industrial.

Components of Profit and Loss

Net Sales. We sell our products to a variety of manufacturers, distributors and end users. Our customers consist of a large cross-section of businesses, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses. A number of our products are sold to OEMs, who incorporate our products, such as electric motors, into products they manufacture, and many of our products are built to the requirements of our customers. The majority of our sales are derived from direct sales to customers by sales personnel employed by the Company, however, a significant portion of our sales are derived from sales made by manufacturer’s representatives, who are paid exclusively on commission. Our product sales are made via purchase order, long-term contract, and, in some instances, one-time purchases. Many of our products have broad customer bases, with the levels of concentration of revenues varying from business unit to business unit.

Our level of net sales for any given period is dependent upon a number of factors, including (i) the demand for our products; (ii) the strength of the economy generally and the end markets in which we compete; (iii) our customers’ perceptions of our product quality at any given time; (iv) our ability to timely meet customer demands; (v) the selling price of our products; and (vi) the weather. As a result, our total revenue has tended to experience quarterly variations and our total revenue for any particular quarter may not be indicative of future results.

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We use the term “organic sales" to refer to sales from existing operations excluding (i) sales from acquired businesses recorded prior to the first anniversary of the acquisition (“Acquisition Sales”), (ii) less the amount of sales attributable to any businesses divested/to be exited ("Business To Be Exited"), and (iii) the impact of foreign currency translation. The impact of foreign currency translation is determined by translating the respective period’s organic sales using the same currency exchange rates that were in effect during the prior year periods. We use the term “organic sales growth” to refer to the increase in our sales between periods that is attributable to organic sales. We use the term “acquisition growth” to refer to the increase in our sales between periods that is attributable to Acquisition Sales.

Gross Profit. Our gross profit is impacted by our levels of net sales and cost of sales. Our cost of sales consists of costs for, among other things (i) raw materials, including copper, steel and aluminum; (ii) components such as castings, bars, tools, bearings and electronics; (iii) wages and related personnel expenses for fabrication, assembly and logistics personnel; (iv) manufacturing facilities, including depreciation on our manufacturing facilities and equipment, insurance and utilities; and (v) shipping. The majority of our cost of sales consists of raw materials and components. The price we pay for commodities and components can be subject to commodity price fluctuations. We attempt to mitigate portions of the commodity price fluctuations through fixed-price agreements with suppliers and our hedging strategies. When we experience commodity price increases, we have tended to announce price increases to our customers who purchase via purchase order, with such increases generally taking effect a period of time after the public announcements. For those sales we make under long-term arrangements, we tend to include material price formulas that specify quarterly or semi-annual price adjustments based on a variety of factors, including commodity prices.

Outside of general economic cyclicality, our business units experience different levels of variation in sales from quarter to quarter based on factors specific to each business. For example, a portion of our Climate Solutions segment manufactures products that are used in air conditioning applications. As a result, our sales for that business tend to be lower in the first and fourth quarters and higher in the second and third quarters. In contrast, our Commercial Systems segment, Industrial Systems segment and Power Transmission Solutions segment have a broad customer base and a variety of applications, thereby helping to mitigate large quarter-to-quarter fluctuations outside of general economic conditions.

Operating Expenses. Our operating expenses consist primarily of (i) general and administrative expenses; (ii) sales and marketing expenses; (iii) general engineering and research and development expenses; and (iv) handling costs incurred in conjunction with distribution activities. Personnel related costs are our largest operating expense.

Our general and administrative expenses consist primarily of costs for (i) salaries, benefits and other personnel expenses related to our executive, finance, human resource, information technology, legal and operations functions; (ii) occupancy expenses; (iii) technology related costs; (iv) depreciation and amortization; and (v) corporate-related travel. The majority of our general and administrative costs are for salaries and related personnel expenses. These costs can vary by business given the location of our different manufacturing operations.

Our sales and marketing expenses consist primarily of costs for (i) salaries, benefits and other personnel expenses related to our sales and marketing function; (ii) internal and external sales commissions and bonuses; (iii) travel, lodging and other out-of-pocket expenses associated with our selling efforts; and (iv) other related overhead.

Our general engineering and research and development expenses consist primarily of costs for (i) salaries, benefits and other personnel expenses; (ii) the design and development of new energy efficiency products and enhancements; (iii) quality assurance and testing; and (iv) other related overhead. Our research and development efforts tend to be targeted toward developing new products that would allow us to maintain or gain additional market share, whether in new or existing applications. While these costs make up an insignificant portion of our operating expenses in the Power Transmission Solutions segment, they are more substantial in our Commercial Systems, Industrial Systems and Climate Solutions segments. In particular, a large driver of our research and development efforts in those three segments is energy efficiency, which generally means using less electrical power to produce more mechanical power.

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Goodwill & Other Asset Impairments. In the fourth quarter of 2020, we recorded goodwill impairment of $10.5 million in our global industrial motors reporting unit. During fiscal 2020, we recognized $5.3 million of asset impairments related to the transfer of assets to held for sale.

In the first quarter of 2019, we transferred assets to held for sale which resulted in the recognition of $5.1 million of fixed asset impairments and $4.9 million of customer relationships intangible asset impairments.

On July 31, 2018, we received notification from a customer of our hermetic climate business that it would wind down operations. As a result of this notification, we accelerated our plans to exit the hermetic climate business. We recognized exit and exit related charges of $34.9 million during fiscal 2019. The charges included goodwill impairment of $9.5 million, customer relationship intangible asset impairment of $5.5 million, technology intangible asset impairment of $2.1 million and fixed asset impairment of $1.1 million. In addition to the asset impairments, the Company took charges on accounts receivable and inventory along with recognizing other expenses related to exiting the business.

The following table presents impairments by segment as of January 2, 2021, December 28, 2019 and December 29, 2018 (in millions):
Commercial SystemsIndustrial SystemsClimate SolutionsPower Transmission SolutionsTotal
Fiscal 2020
Goodwill Impairments$— $10.5 $— $— $10.5 
Impairment of Other Long-Lived Assets2.8 0.2 1.3 1.0 $5.3 
Total Impairments$2.8 $10.7 $1.3 $1.0 $15.8 
Fiscal 2019
Impairment of Intangible Assets$4.9 $— $— $— $4.9 
Impairment of Other Long-Lived Assets1.8 0.9 1.3 1.1 5.1 
Total Impairments$6.7 $0.9 $1.3 $1.1 $10.0 
Fiscal 2018
Goodwill Impairments $— $— $9.5 $— $9.5 
Impairment of Intangible Assets— — 7.6 — 7.6 
Impairment of Other Long-Lived Assets— — 1.1 — 1.1 
Total Impairments$— $— $18.2 $— $18.2 

Operating Profit. Our operating profit consists of the segment gross profit less the segment operating expenses. In addition, there are shared operating costs that cover corporate, engineering and IT expenses that are consistently allocated to the operating segments and are included in the segment operating expenses. Operating profit is a key metric used to measure year over year improvement of the segments.

COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 evolved during the first quarter of 2020 into a global pandemic, resulting in a severe global health crisis that drove a dramatic slowdown in global economic and social activity. Impacts from COVID-19 on our business became more severe during the first half of the second quarter in terms of weakening demand in many of our end markets, which are weighted to North America, and its impact on our manufacturing operations, particularly in Mexico and India. As the second quarter progressed, pressure on our order rates started to abate, and previously disrupted manufacturing operations improved. Our order rates started to push back into positive territory in the third quarter. This trend continued throughout the fourth quarter of the year. Currently, our manufacturing operations are, on average, running closer to full capacity.

We believe that we are an essential business, and as such have worked to ensure that our global facilities have remained operational. Our products are essential components in a range of applications used in the food & beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, transportation, and data communications industries, among many others. Certain global manufacturing operations have been impacted with plant closures or plants running at reduced rates at various points during the fiscal year.

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In the face of this global crisis, our first priority has been the health and safety of our associates. In response, we implemented a host of measures to help our associates stay safe, measures that have been enhanced and refined as impacts from COVID-19 grew, and as our knowledge about how to enhance their effectiveness improved.

Factors deriving from the COVID-19 response that have or may negatively impact sales and operating profit in the future include, but are not limited to: limitations on the ability of our suppliers to manufacture, or procure from manufacturers, components and raw materials used in our products, or to meet delivery requirements and commitments; limitations on the ability of our employees to perform their work due to illness caused by the pandemic or local, state, or federal orders requiring employees to remain at home; inconsistent criteria in certain international jurisdictions for establishing the essentiality of our business; limitations on the ability of carriers to deliver our products to customers; limitations on the ability of our customers to conduct their business and purchase our products and services; reductions in demands of our customers; and limitations on the ability of our customers to pay us on a timely basis.

We have taken actions to manage costs including an organization wide reduction in force and voluntary early retirement program. We will continue to assess the actual and expected impacts of COVID-19 and consider making further changes to our cost structure as the implications of COVID-19 continue to evolve.

Rexnord Transaction

On February 15, 2021, we entered into definitive agreements with Rexnord Corporation (“Rexnord”), Land Newco, Inc., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Rexnord (“Land”), and Phoenix 2021, Inc., our wholly owned subsidiary (“Merger Sub”), with respect to a Reverse Morris Trust transaction (the “Rexnord Transaction”) pursuant to which, and subject to the terms and conditions of those definitive agreements discussed below, (1) Rexnord will transfer (or cause to be transferred) to Land substantially all of the assets, and Land will assume substantially all of the liabilities, of Rexnord’s Process & Motion Control business (“PMC Business”) (the “Reorganization”), (2) after which, all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of Land (“Land common stock”) held by a subsidiary of Rexnord will be distributed in a series of distributions to Rexnord’s stockholders (the “Distributions”, and the final distribution of Land common stock from Rexnord to Rexnord’s stockholders, which is to be made pro rata for no consideration, the “Spin-Off”) and (3) immediately after the Spin-Off, Merger Sub will merge with and into Land (the “Merger”) and all shares of Land common stock (other than those held by Rexnord, Land, the Company, Merger Sub or their respective subsidiaries) will be converted into the right to receive shares of our common stock, $0.01 par value per share (“Company common stock”), as calculated and subject to adjustment as set forth in the Merger Agreement (as defined below). When the Merger is completed, Land (which at that time will hold the PMC business) will be our wholly owned subsidiary.

The definitive agreements we entered into in connection with the Rexnord Transaction include an Agreement and Plan of Merger, by and among Rexnord, Land, Merger Sub and us (the “Merger Agreement”), a Separation and Distribution Agreement, by and among Rexnord, Land and us and certain ancillary agreements.

In connection with the Rexnord Transaction, the Merger Agreement provides that we shall, to the extent required by the Merger Agreement, in certain circumstances in which additional shares of Company common stock are issued at closing to holders of Land common stock, declare a special dividend to our stockholders immediately prior to the consummation of the Merger (the “Company Special Dividend”). The existence and magnitude of the dividend will depend on whether and to what extent we are able to count certain overlapping shareholders of us and Rexnord in satisfying the tax requirements applicable to a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. In the event that the Company Special Dividend is required to be paid, it could range in amount between zero and approximately $2.0 billion.

In connection with the Rexnord Transaction, we have entered into certain financing arrangements, which are described below under “Liquidity and Capital Resources”.

Closing of the Rexnord Transaction is subject to various closing conditions, including the receipt of the approval of our and Rexnord's shareholders, the receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

The Rexnord Transaction is described more fully in our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 19, 2021 and this description is qualified in its entirety by the description set forth therein.

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Outlook. In the first quarter of fiscal 2021, we are forecasting a mid-single digit sales growth. We expect to see positive impact from our new products. In the first quarter of 2021, we expect diluted earnings per share to be $1.32 to $1.52. Our fiscal 2021 diluted earnings per share guidance is based on an effective tax rate of 21%.

Results of Operations

The following table sets forth selected information for the years indicated:
202020192018
(Dollars in Millions)
Net Sales:
  Commercial Systems$820.2 $905.3 $1,110.9 
  Industrial Systems528.8 575.4 671.1 
  Climate Solutions846.8 968.5 1,024.8 
  Power Transmission Solutions711.2 788.8 838.8 
Consolidated$2,907.0 $3,238.0 $3,645.6 
Gross Profit as a Percent of Net Sales:
  Commercial Systems26.1 %26.1 %25.8 %
  Industrial Systems18.3 %16.6 %20.3 %
  Climate Solutions29.1 %27.9 %25.6 %
  Power Transmission Solutions35.3 %32.8 %33.2 %
Consolidated27.8 %26.6 %26.5 %
Operating Expenses as a Percent of Net Sales:
  Commercial Systems17.7 %17.9 %16.6 %
  Industrial Systems17.3 %18.7 %16.6 %
  Climate Solutions13.6 %11.4 %12.6 %
  Power Transmission Solutions22.6 %20.8 %20.8 %
Consolidated17.6 %16.8 %16.4 %
Income (Loss) from Operations as a Percent of Net Sales:
  Commercial Systems8.1 %11.8 %9.2 %
  Industrial Systems(1.1)%(2.3)%3.7 %
  Climate Solutions15.4 %16.9 %11.3 %
  Power Transmission Solutions12.6 %11.8 %12.4 %
Consolidated9.6 %10.8 %9.5 %
Income from Operations$280.1 $351.1 $347.0 
Other (Income) Expenses, net(4.4)(0.1)1.5 
Interest Expense39.8 53.0 55.2 
Interest Income5.9 5.6 1.9 
  Income before Taxes250.6 303.8 292.2 
Provision for Income Taxes56.8 61.2 56.4 
  Net Income193.8 242.6 235.8 
Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests4.5 3.7 4.6 
  Net Income Attributable to Regal Beloit Corporation$189.3 $238.9 $231.2 

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Fiscal Year 2020 Compared to Fiscal Year 2019

Net sales for fiscal 2020 were $2.9 billion, a 10.2% decrease as compared to fiscal 2019 net sales of $3.2 billion. The decrease consisted of negative organic sales of 8.4%, negative foreign currency translation of 0.4% and a negative 1.4% impact from the businesses divested/to be exited. Gross profit decreased $52.0 million or 6.0% as compared to the prior year. The decrease from the prior year was driven primarily due to lower sales volumes, partially offset by productivity improvements and simplification programs. Operating expenses were $512.9 million which was a $31.4 million decrease from fiscal 2019. The decrease was primarily driven by lower variable selling costs and lower employee related wage and benefit costs. The Company recognized goodwill and other asset impairments of $15.8 million, a $5.8 million increase from the prior year.
 
Net sales for the Commercial Systems segment for fiscal 2020 were $820.2 million, a 9.4% decrease compared to fiscal 2019 net sales of $905.3 million. The decrease consisted of negative organic sales of 6.9% and a negative 2.6% impact from the businesses divested/to be exited partially offset by a positive 0.1% foreign currency translation. The organic sales decrease was primarily driven by decline in market demand as well as COVID related pressures on production along with ongoing intentional account pruning actions. Gross profit decreased $22.8 million or 9.6% primarily due to lower sales volumes partially offset by simplification programs and selective pricing on lower margin accounts. Operating expenses for fiscal 2020 decreased $17.5 million as compared to fiscal 2019. The decrease was primarily due to lower variable selling costs on lower sales, lower employee related wage and benefit costs and lower facility costs.

Net sales for the Industrial Systems segment for fiscal 2020 were $528.8 million, a 8.1% decrease compared to fiscal 2019 net sales of $575.4 million. The decrease consisted of negative organic sales of 7.1% and negative foreign currency translation of 1.0%. The organic sales decrease was driven by COVID related pressures on production, the oil & gas downturn and the impact of 80/20 account pruning. Gross profit increased $1.1 million or 1.2% primarily due to sales mix with higher sales volumes related to power generation projects, simplification programs and selective pricing on lower margin accounts. Operating expenses for fiscal 2020 decreased $16.0 million as compared to fiscal 2019. The decrease was primarily due to lower employee related wage and benefit costs and lower variable selling costs on lower sales.

Net sales for the Climate Solutions segment for fiscal 2020 were $846.8 million, a 12.6% decrease compared to fiscal 2019 net sales of $968.5 million. The decrease consisted of negative organic sales of 9.9%, negative foreign currency translation of 0.6% and a negative 2.1% impact from the businesses divested/to be exited. The organic sales decrease was driven by COVID related pressure in North America and Europe and 80/20 account pruning efforts. Gross profit decreased $23.0 million or 8.5% primarily due to sales mix and productivity gains. Operating expenses for fiscal 2020 increased $4.9 million as compared to the prior year primarily due to professional fees.

Net sales for the Power Transmission Solutions segment for fiscal 2020 were $711.2 million, a 9.8% decrease compared to fiscal 2019 net sales of $788.8 million. The decrease consisted of negative organic sales of 9.1%, negative foreign currency translation of 0.1% and a negative 0.6% impact from the businesses divested/to be exited. The organic sales decrease was driven by COVID related pressures on general industrial, upstream oil & gas end markets and 80/20 account pruning efforts. Gross profit for fiscal 2020 decreased $7.3 million or 2.8% primarily due to lower sales volumes partially offset by the change in sales mix and productivity gains. Operating expenses for fiscal 2020 decreased $2.8 million due to lower employee related wage and benefit costs and lower variable selling costs on the lower sales.

The effective tax rate for fiscal 2020 was 22.7% compared to 20.1% for fiscal 2019. The increase in the effective rate was due to the mix of earnings during the year.

Fiscal Year 2019 Compared to Fiscal Year 2018

Net sales for fiscal 2019 were $3.2 billion, a decrease of 11.2% compared to fiscal 2018 net sales of $3.6 billion. The decrease consisted of negative organic sales of 5.7%, negative foreign currency translation of 1.1% and a negative 5.3% impact from the businesses divested/to be exited partially offset by a positive 0.9% sales growth related to the acquisition of Nicotra Gebhardt S.p.A ("NG"). Gross profit decreased $103.9 million or 10.8% as compared to the prior year. The decrease from the prior year was driven primarily due to lower sales volumes, partially offset by productivity improvements and simplification programs. Operating expenses were $544.3 million which was a $55.1 million decrease from fiscal 2018 due primarily to businesses divested/to be exited.
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Net sales for the Commercial Systems segment for fiscal 2019 were $905.3 million, a 18.5% decrease compared to fiscal 2018 net sales of $1.1 billion. The decrease consisted of negative organic sales of 8.1%, negative foreign currency translation of 1.2% and a negative 12.6% impact from businesses divested/to be exited partially offset by a positive 3.4% sales growth related to the acquisition of NG. The organic sales decrease was primarily driven by the continued inventory destocking in the North American pool pump market, weakness in North American general industry and the impact of 80/20 account pruning. Gross profit decreased $50.4 million or 17.6% primarily due to lower sales volumes partially offset by simplification programs and selective pricing on lower margin accounts. Operating expenses for fiscal 2019 decreased $22.4 million as compared to fiscal 2018. The decrease was primarily due to lower variable selling costs on lower sales and the removal of costs related to businesses divested/to be exited.

Net sales for the Industrial Systems segment for fiscal 2019 were $575.4 million, a 14.3% decrease compared to fiscal 2018 net sales of $671.1 million. The decrease consisted of negative organic sales of 11.4%, negative foreign currency translation of 2.1% and a negative 0.8% impact from the businesses divested/to be exited. The organic sales decrease was driven by delays in power generation projects due to end market overcapacity and the oil & gas downturn, weak North American and China industrial demand due to trade uncertainty and the impact of 80/20 account pruning. Gross profit decreased $40.8 million or 29.9% primarily due to lower sales volumes related to power generation projects, partially offset by simplification programs and selective pricing on lower margin accounts. Operating expenses for fiscal 2019 decreased $4.0 million as compared to fiscal 2018. The decrease was primarily due to lower variable selling costs on lower sales.

Net sales for the Climate Solutions segment for fiscal 2019 were $968.5 million, a 5.5% decrease compared to fiscal 2018 net sales of $1,024.8 million. The decrease consisted of negative organic sales of 1.2%, negative foreign currency translation of 0.6% and a negative 3.7% impact from the businesses divested/to be exited. The organic sales decrease was driven by inventory destocking by HVAC OEM customers and 80/20 account pruning efforts. Gross profit increased $7.1 million or 2.7% primarily due to sales mix and productivity gains. Operating expenses for fiscal 2019 decreased $18.3 million as compared to the prior year primarily due to the removal of costs related to businesses divested/to be exited.

Net sales for the Power Transmission Solutions segment for fiscal 2019 were $788.8 million, a 6.0% decrease compared to fiscal 2018 net sales of $838.8 million. The decrease consisted of negative organic sales of 3.5%, negative foreign currency translation of 0.9% and a negative 1.6% impact from the businesses divested/to be exited. The organic sales decrease was driven by continued weakness in the industrial distribution channel and 80/20 account pruning efforts. Gross profit for fiscal 2019 decreased $19.8 million or 7.1% primarily due to the change in sales mix and productivity gains partially offset by the lower sales volume. Operating expenses for fiscal 2019 decreased $10.4 million due to lower variable selling costs on the lower sales and the removal of costs related to the businesses divested/to be exited.

The effective tax rate for fiscal 2019 was 20.1% compared to 19.3% for fiscal 2018. The increase in the effective rate was due to the mix of earnings during the year. The lower effective tax rate in fiscal 2019 as compared to the 21% statutory US federal income tax rate is driven by the mix of earnings and lower foreign tax rates.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

General

Our principal source of liquidity is cash flow provided by operating activities. In addition to operating income, other significant factors affecting our cash flows include working capital levels, capital expenditures, dividends, share repurchases, acquisitions, and divestitures, availability of debt financing, and the ability to attract long-term capital at acceptable terms.

Cash flow provided by operating activities was $435.4 million for fiscal 2020, a $26.9 million increase from fiscal 2019. The increase was primarily the result of a reduction in working capital.

Cash flow provided by operating activities was $408.5 million for fiscal 2019, a $45.8 million increase from fiscal 2018. The increase was primarily the result of a reduction in working capital and the higher net income year over year.

Our working capital was $1,029.3 million and $1,047.2 million as of January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, respectively. As of January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, our current ratio (which is the ratio of our current assets to current liabilities) was 2.3:1 and 2.9:1, respectively. We intend to use operating cash flow to meet our current debt repayment obligations.

Cash flow used in investing activities was $37.0 million for fiscal 2020, compared to cash flows provided by $74.3 million in fiscal 2019. The change was driven primarily by the divestiture proceeds received in fiscal 2019 partially offset by lower capital expenditures. Capital expenditures were $47.5 million in fiscal 2020, compared to $92.4 million in fiscal 2019.

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Cash flow provided by investing activities was $74.3 million for fiscal 2019, compared to $227.9 million used in fiscal 2018. The change was driven primarily by the divestiture proceeds received in fiscal 2019 versus the acquisition of NG in fiscal 2018. Capital expenditures were $92.4 million in fiscal 2019, compared to $77.6 million in fiscal 2018.

In fiscal 2021, we anticipate capital spending for property, plant and equipment to be approximately $57.0 million. We believe that our present manufacturing facilities will be sufficient to provide adequate capacity for our operations in fiscal 2021. We anticipate funding fiscal 2021 capital spending with operating cash flows.

Cash flow used in financing activities was $147.6 million for fiscal 2020, compared to $397.4 million in fiscal 2019. Net debt repayments totaled $67.7 million in fiscal 2020, compared to net debt repayments of $171.0 million in fiscal 2019. We also repurchased $25.0 million of our common stock during fiscal 2020 compared to $165.1 million in fiscal 2019. We paid $48.7 million in dividends to shareholders in fiscal 2020 compared to $48.9 million in fiscal 2019. In fiscal 2020, we paid distributions of $2.8 million to noncontrolling interests compared to $1.8 million in fiscal 2019.

Cash flow used in financing activities was $397.4 million for fiscal 2019, compared to $17.7 million for fiscal 2018. Net debt repayments totaled $171.0 million in fiscal 2019, compared to net debt borrowings of $166.7 million in fiscal 2018. We also repurchased $165.1 million of our common stock during fiscal 2019 compared to $127.8 million in fiscal 2018. We paid $48.9 million in dividends to shareholders in fiscal 2019 compared to $47.2 million in fiscal 2018. In fiscal 2019, we paid distributions of $1.8 million to noncontrolling interests compared to $1.6 million in fiscal 2018.

The following table presents selected financial information and statistics as of January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019 (in millions):
January 2, 2021December 28, 2019
Cash and Cash Equivalents$611.3 $331.4 
Trade Receivables, Net432.0 461.4 
Inventories690.3 678.4 
Working Capital1,029.3 1,047.2 
Current Ratio 2.3:1 2.9:1

As of January 2, 2021, $603.5 million of our cash was held by foreign subsidiaries and could be used in our domestic operations if necessary. We anticipate being able to support our short-term liquidity and operating needs largely through cash generated from operations. We regularly assess our cash needs and the available sources to fund these needs which includes repatriation of foreign earnings which may be subject to withholding taxes. Under current law, we do not expect restrictions or taxes on repatriation of cash held outside of the United States to have a material effect on our overall liquidity, financial condition or the results of operations for the foreseeable future.

We will, from time to time, maintain excess cash balances which may be used to (i) fund operations, (ii) repay outstanding debt, (iii) fund acquisitions, (iv) pay dividends, (v) make investments in new product development programs, (vi) repurchase our common stock, or (vii) fund other corporate objectives.

Pension Liabilities and Other Post Retirement Benefits

Accrued pension and other post retirement benefits of $74.1 million and $85.3 million as of January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, respectively.

Credit Agreement

On August 27, 2018, we entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent and the lenders named therein, providing for a (i) 5-year unsecured term loan facility in the principal amount of $900.0 million (the “Term Facility”) and (ii) a 5-year unsecured multicurrency revolving facility in the principal amount of $500.0 million (the “Multicurrency Revolving Facility”), including a $50.0 million letter of credit sub facility, available for general corporate purposes. Borrowings under the Credit Agreement bear interest at floating rates based upon indices determined by the currency of the borrowing, plus an applicable margin determined by reference to our consolidated funded debt to consolidated EBITDA ratio or at an alternative base rate.

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The Term Facility was drawn in full on August 27, 2018 with the proceeds settling the amounts owed under the Prior Term Facility and Prior Multicurrency Revolving Facility. The Term Facility requires quarterly amortization at a rate starting at 5.0% per annum, increasing to 7.5% per annum after three years and further increasing to 10.0% per annum for the last years of the Term Facility, unless previously prepaid. The weighted average interest rate on the Term Facility was 2.0% and 3.6% for the fiscal years ended January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, respectively. The Credit Agreement requires us to prepay the loans under the Term Facility with 100% of the net cash proceeds received from specified asset sales and borrowed money indebtedness, subject to certain exceptions. We repaid $50.0 million and $90.0 million under the Term Facility in fiscal 2020 and 2019, respectively. The amount outstanding for fiscal years ended January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019 was $670.0 million and $720.0 million, respectively.

As of January 2, 2021 we had no borrowings under the Multicurrency Revolving Facility, $0.2 million of standby letters of credit and $499.8 million of available borrowing capacity. The average daily balance in borrowings under the Multicurrency Revolving Facility was $150.4 million and $91.7 million, and the weighted average interest rate on the Multicurrency Revolving Facility was 1.9% and 3.6% for the fiscal years ended January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, respectively. We pay a non-use fee on the aggregate unused amount of the Multicurrency Revolving Facility at a rate determined by reference to its consolidated funded debt to consolidated EBITDA ratio.

Senior Notes

As of January 2, 2021, we had $400.0 million of unsecured senior notes (the “Notes”) outstanding. The Notes consist of $400.0 million in senior notes in a private placement which were issued in five tranches with maturities from ten to twelve years and carry fixed interest rates. As of January 2, 2021, $230.0 million and $170.0 million of the Notes are included in Current Maturities of Long-Term Debt and Long-Term Debt, respectively, on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Notes maturing in 2021 will be paid using capacity on our Multicurrency Revolving Facility and/or cash from operations.

Details on the Notes as of January 2, 2021 were (in millions):
PrincipalInterest RateMaturity
Fixed Rate Series 2011A$230.0 4.8 to 5.0%July 14, 2021
Fixed Rate Series 2011A170.0 4.9 to 5.1%July 14, 2023
Total$400.0 

Compliance with Financial Covenants

The Credit Agreement and the Notes contain covenants under which we agree to maintain a minimum EBITDA-to-interest coverage ratio and maximum Debt-to-EBITDA ratio. We were in compliance with all financial covenants contained in the Notes and the Credit Agreement as of January 2, 2021.

Other Notes Payable

As of January 2, 2021, other notes payable of $4.6 million were outstanding with a weighted average interest rate of 4.9%. As of December 28, 2019, other notes payable of $4.5 million were outstanding with a weighted average rate of 5.0%.

Financing Arrangements Related to Rexnord Transaction

In connection with the Rexnord Transaction, on February 15, 2021, we entered into a debt commitment letter (the “Bridge Commitment Letter”) and related fee letters with Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”), pursuant to which, and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, Barclays committed to provide approximately $2.1 billion in an aggregate principal amount of senior bridge loans under a 364-day senior bridge loan credit facility (“Bridge Facility”). The proceeds of the loans under the Bridge Facility may be used by us to (i) pay the Company Special Dividend, (ii) redeem the Notes due in 2023 and (iii) to pay fees and expenses in connection with the Rexnord Transaction.

Further, we entered into an additional debt commitment letter (the “Backstop Commitment Letter”) and related fee letters with Barclays, pursuant to which, and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein. In the event, we do not obtain certain required consents from the lenders under the Credit Agreement, we may enter into a 364-day senior bridge loan credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to approximately $1.1 billion to prepay in full the aggregate principal amount of loans outstanding under the Credit Agreement and accrued and unpaid interest thereon.

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In connection with the Rexnord Transaction, Land also entered into a debt commitment letter (the “Land Commitment Letter”) and related fee letters with Barclays, pursuant to which, and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, Barclays committed to provide approximately $487.0 million of bridge loans under a 364-day senior bridge loan facility to be used to pay a dividend to a subsidiary of Rexnord required prior to the Reorganization. If the Rexnord Transaction is consummated, the indebtedness contemplated by the Land Commitment Letter will become indebtedness of a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

We anticipate incurring significant fees and expenses in connection with the Rexnord Transaction, the amount of which is uncertain. In addition, the amount of the Company Special Dividend depends on the number of additional shares of our common stock that must be issued in connection with the Rexnord Transaction in order to satisfy tax requirements applicable to a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The size of the dividend that will ultimately be declared is uncertain and will remain so until the closing.

Other Disclosures

Based on rates for instruments with comparable maturities and credit quality, the approximate fair value of our total debt was $1,085.8 million and $1,162.1 million as of January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, respectively.

Litigation

See Part 1 - Item 3 - Legal Proceedings for additional details.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements, Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments

The following is a summary of our contractual obligations and payments due by period as of January 2, 2021 (in millions):
Payments Due by Period (1)
Debt Including Estimated Interest Payments (2)
Operating LeasesPension ObligationsPurchase and Other ObligationsTotal Contractual Obligations
Less than one year$244.5 $26.7 $4.5 $309.9 $585.6 
1 - 3 years862.5 32.9 7.5 — 902.9 
3 - 5 years1.2 16.0 7.4 — 24.6 
More than 5 years1.3 18.4 14.6 — 34.3 
Total$1,109.5 $94.0 $34.0 $309.9 $1,547.4 

(1) The timing and future spot prices affect the settlement values of our hedge obligations related to commodities and currency exchange rates. Accordingly, these obligations are not included above in the table of contractual obligations (See also Item 7A and Note 9 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements). The timing of settlement of our tax contingent liabilities cannot be reasonably determined and they are not included above in the table of contractual obligations. Future pension obligation payments after fiscal 2020 are subject to revaluation based on changes in the benefit population and/or changes in the value of pension assets based on market conditions that are not determinable as of January 2, 2021.

(2) Variable rate debt based on January 2, 2021 rates. See also Note 7 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

We utilize blanket purchase orders (“Blankets”) to communicate expected annual requirements to many of our suppliers. Requirements under Blankets generally do not become “firm” until a varying number of weeks before our scheduled production. The purchase obligations shown in the above table represent the value we consider “firm.”

As of January 2, 2021, we had outstanding standby letters of credit totaling approximately $0.2 million. We had no other material commercial commitments.

We did not have any material variable interest entities as of January 2, 2021 or December 28, 2019. Other than disclosed in the table above and the previous paragraph, we had no other material off-balance sheet arrangements.

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Critical Accounting Policies

The preparation of our consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("US") requires us to make estimates and assumptions affecting the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and revenues and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could differ from those estimates. We believe the following critical accounting policies could have the most significant effect on our reported results.

Purchase Accounting and Business Combinations

Assets acquired and the liabilities assumed as part of a business combination are recognized separately from goodwill at their acquisition date fair values. Goodwill as of the acquisition date is measured as the excess of consideration transferred over the net of the acquisition date fair values of the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed. We, with the assistance of outside specialists as necessary, use estimates and assumptions to value assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date as well as contingent consideration, where applicable. We may refine these estimates during the measurement period which may be up to one year from the acquisition date. As a result, during the measurement period, we record adjustments to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed with the corresponding offset to goodwill. Upon the conclusion of the measurement period or final determination of the values of assets acquired or liabilities assumed, whichever comes first, any subsequent adjustments are recorded to our Consolidated Statements of Income.

Goodwill

We evaluate the carrying amount of goodwill annually, or more frequently if events or circumstances indicate that an asset might be impaired. When applying the accounting guidance, we use estimates to determine when it might be necessary to take an impairment charge. Factors that could trigger an impairment review include significant underperformance relative to historical or forecasted operating results, a significant decrease in the market value of an asset or significant negative industry or economic trends. For goodwill, we may perform a qualitative test to determine whether it is more-likely-than-not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the quantitative goodwill impairment test. We perform our required annual goodwill impairment test as of the end of the October fiscal month.

We use a weighting of the market approach and the income approach (discounted cash flow method) in testing goodwill for impairment. In the market approach, we apply performance multiples from comparable public companies, adjusted for relative risk, profitability, and growth considerations, to the reporting units to estimate fair value. The key assumptions used in the discounted cash flow method used to estimate fair value include discount rates, revenue and EBITDA margin projections and terminal value rates because such assumptions are the most sensitive and susceptible to change as they require significant management judgment. Discount rates are determined by using market and industry data as well as Company-specific risk factors for each reporting unit. The discount rate utilized for each reporting unit is indicative of the return an investor would expect to receive for investing in such a business. Terminal value rate determination follows common methodology of capturing the present value of perpetual cash flow estimates beyond the last projected period assuming a constant discount rate and long-term growth rates.

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, we recorded goodwill impairment of $10.5 million in our global industrial motors reporting unit. The global industrial motors reporting unit had goodwill of $114.9 million as of January 2, 2021 and is included in our Industrial Systems segment. The calculated excess fair value over carrying value for our commercial air moving reporting unit was less than 10% of its carrying value. The commercial air moving reporting unit had goodwill of $43.8 million as of January 2, 2021 and is included in our Commercial Systems segment. Some of the key considerations used in our impairment testing included (i) market pricing of guideline publicly traded companies (ii) cost of capital, including the risk-free interest rate, and (iii) recent historical and projected operating results of the subject reporting units. There is inherent uncertainty included in the assumptions used in goodwill impairment testing. A change to any of the assumptions could lead to a future impairment that could be material.

We aggregate our business units by segment for reporting purposes (see also Note 6 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements).

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Long-Lived Assets

We evaluate the recoverability of the carrying amount of long-lived assets whenever events or changes in circumstance indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be fully recoverable through future cash flows. When applying the accounting guidance, we use estimates to determine when an impairment is necessary. Factors that could trigger an impairment review include a significant decrease in the market value of an asset or significant negative or economic trends (see also Note 5 of Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements). For long-lived assets, the Company uses an estimate of the related undiscounted cash flows over the remaining life of the primary asset to estimate recoverability.

Indefinite-Lived Assets

Indefinite-lived intangible assets consist of a trade name associated with the PTS Acquisition. It was evaluated for impairment in October 2020. We determined the fair value of this asset using a royalty relief methodology similar to the methodology used when the associated asset was acquired, but using updated assumptions and estimates of future sales and profitability. For fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019, the fair value of the indefinite lived intangible asset exceeded its respective carrying value, however, in fiscal 2019 the fair value of the indefinite lived intangible asset exceeded its respective carrying value by less than 10%. Some of the key considerations used in our impairment testing included (i) cost of capital, including the risk-free interest rate, (ii) royalty rate, and (iii) recent historical and projected operating performance. There is inherent uncertainty included in the assumptions used in indefinite-lived intangible asset testing. A change to any of the assumptions could lead to a future impairment that could be material.

Retirement and Post Retirement Plans

Most of our domestic associates are participants in defined contribution plans and/or defined benefit pension plans. The majority of the defined benefit pension plans covering our domestic associates have been closed to new associates and frozen for existing associates. Certain associates are covered by a post retirement health care plan. Most of our foreign associates are covered by government sponsored plans in the countries in which they are employed. Our obligations under our defined benefit pension plans are determined with the assistance of actuarial firms. The actuaries make certain assumptions regarding such factors as withdrawal rates and mortality rates. The actuaries also provide information and recommendations from which management makes further assumptions on such factors as the long-term expected rate of return on plan assets, the discount rate on benefit obligations and where applicable, the rate of annual compensation increases.

Based upon the assumptions made, the investments made by the plans, overall conditions and movement in financial markets, particularly the stock market and how actual withdrawal rates, life-spans of benefit recipients and other factors differ from assumptions, annual expenses and recorded assets or liabilities of these defined benefit pension plans may change significantly from year to year.

ITEM 7A - QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURE ABOUT MARKET RISK

We are exposed to market risk relating to our operations due to changes in interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates and commodity prices of purchased raw materials. We manage the exposure to these risks through a combination of normal operating and financing activities and derivative financial instruments such as interest rate swaps, commodity cash flow hedges and foreign currency forward exchange contracts. All hedging transactions are authorized and executed pursuant to clearly defined policies and procedures, which prohibit the use of financial instruments for speculative purposes.

All qualified hedges are recorded on the balance sheet at fair value and are accounted for as cash flow hedges, with changes in fair value recorded in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss (“AOCI”) in each accounting period. An ineffective portion of the hedges' change in fair value, if any, is recorded in earnings in the period of change.

Interest Rate Risk

We are exposed to interest rate risk on certain of our short-term and long-term debt obligations used to finance our operations and acquisitions. As of January 2, 2021, we had $404.1 million of fixed rate debt and $670.5 million of variable rate debt. As of December 28, 2019, we had $404.3 million of fixed rate debt and $737.9 million of variable rate debt. We utilize interest rate swaps to manage fluctuations in cash flows resulting from exposure to interest rate risk on forecasted variable rate interest payments.

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We have floating rate borrowings, which expose us to variability in interest payments due to changes in interest rates. A hypothetical 10% change in our weighted average borrowing rate on outstanding variable rate debt as of January 2, 2021 would result in a $0.7 million change in after-tax annualized earnings. In April 2018, we entered into a spot, non-amortizing interest rate swap to pay fixed/receive floating with a notional amount of $88.4 million to manage fluctuations in cash flows from interest rate risk related to floating rate interest. The swap expires in April 2021. We also entered into two forward starting pay fixed/receive floating non-amortizing interest rate swaps in June 2020, with a total notional amount of $250.0 million to manage fluctuations in cash flows from interest rate risk related to floating rate interest. These swaps become effective July 2021 and will expire in July 2025. Upon inception, the swaps were designated as a cash flow hedges against forecasted interest payments under ASU 2017-12, with gains and losses, net of tax, measured on an ongoing basis, recorded in AOCI.

Details regarding the instruments as of January 2, 2021 are as follows (in millions):
InstrumentNotional AmountMaturityRate PaidRate ReceivedFair Value
Swap$88.4April 20212.5%LIBOR (1 month)$(0.7)
Swap$250.0July 20250.6%LIBOR (1 month)$(1.4)

As of January 2, 2021, a $(0.7) million interest rate swap liability was included in Other Accrued Expenses and $(1.4) million in Other Noncurrent Liabilities. As of December 28, 2019, a $(1.0) million interest rate swap was included in Other Noncurrent Liabilities. There was an unrealized loss of $(1.6) million, net of tax, for fiscal 2020 and $(0.8) million for 2019 that was recorded in AOCI for the effective portion of the hedge.

In July 2017, the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (the authority that regulates LIBOR) announced it intends to stop persuading or compelling banks to submit rates for the calculation of LIBOR after 2021. We have material exposure to LIBOR through our revolving credit facility, certain lines of credit and interest rate swaps that are indexed to USD-LIBOR. It is expected that LIBOR will be discontinued and, while we believe an acceptable replacement to LIBOR will be available, if LIBOR is discontinued, we cannot reasonably estimate the impact, if any, on such discontinuation.

Foreign Currency Risk

We are exposed to foreign currency risks that arise from normal business operations. These risks include the translation of local currency balances of foreign subsidiaries, intercompany loans with foreign subsidiaries and transactions denominated in foreign currencies. Our objective is to minimize our exposure to these risks through a combination of normal operating activities and the utilization of foreign currency exchange contracts to manage our exposure on the forecasted transactions denominated in currencies other than the applicable functional currency. Contracts are executed with credit worthy banks and are denominated in currencies of major industrial countries. We do not hedge our exposure to the translation of reported results of foreign subsidiaries from local currency to United States dollars.

As of January 2, 2021, derivative currency assets (liabilities) of $16.6 million, $1.6 million, $(1.0) million and $(0.1) million, are recorded in Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets, Other Noncurrent Assets, Other Accrued Expenses and Other Noncurrent Liabilities, respectively. As of December 28, 2019, derivative currency assets (liabilities) of $8.9 million, $10.3 million, $(3.1) million and $(0.2) million, are recorded in Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets, Other Noncurrent Assets, Other Accrued Expenses and Other Noncurrent Liabilities, respectively. The unrealized gains on the effective portions of the hedges of $12.7 million net of tax and $5.7 million net of tax, as of January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, respectively, was recorded in AOCI. As of January 2, 2021, we had $1.1 million, net of tax, of currency gains on closed hedge instruments in AOCI that will be realized in earnings when the hedged items impact earnings. As of December 28, 2019, we had $2.1 million, net of tax, of currency gains on closed hedge instruments in AOCI that will be realized in earnings when the hedged items impact earnings.

The following table quantifies the outstanding foreign exchange contracts intended to hedge non-US dollar denominated receivables and payables and the corresponding impact on the value of these instruments assuming a hypothetical 10% appreciation/depreciation of their counter currency on January 2, 2021 (dollars in millions):
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Gain (Loss) From:
NotionalFair10% Appreciation of10% Depreciation of
CurrencyAmountValueCounter CurrencyCounter Currency
Mexican Peso$174.6 $12.2 $17.5 $(17.5)
Chinese Renminbi188.5 3.6 18.9 (18.9)
Indian Rupee37.8