MOLEX FORM 10-Q for the Quarterly Period Ended September 30, 2006
 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

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FORM 10-Q


[ X ]

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


For the Quarterly Period Ended September 30, 2006  


[     ]

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


For the transition period from ______ to ______

 

Commission File Number 0-7491

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MOLEX INCORPORATED

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware

36-2369491     

(State or other jurisdiction of

(I.R.S.  Employer

incorporation or organization)

Identification No.)


2222 Wellington Court, Lisle, Illinois  60532

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (630)  969-4550

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.   Yes þ   No   ¨   

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer.  See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  (Check one):


Large accelerated filer  þ      Accelerated filer ¨      Non-accelerated filer ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).   Yes ¨   No  þ


On October 27, 2006, the following numbers of shares of the Company’s common stock were outstanding:

Common Stock

  99,499,595

Class A Common Stock

84,524,280

Class B Common Stock

   94,255


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Molex Incorporated

    

INDEX

    
    
    

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 
    

Item 1.       

Financial Statements

Page

    
 

   Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of

 
  

   September 30, 2006 and June 30, 2006

    
 

   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the

 
  

   three months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005

    
 

   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the

 
  

   three months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005

    
 

   Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

    

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results

 
  

of Operations

11 

    

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

18 

    

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

19 

    

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

   

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

20 

    

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

20 

    

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

21 

    

Item 4.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

21 

    

Item 6.

Exhibits

22 

    

SIGNATURES

 

23 


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PART I

       

Item 1.  Financial Statements  

       

Molex Incorporated

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)

       
  

Sept. 30,  

 

June 30,

  

2006

   

2006

  

(Unaudited)

  

ASSETS

Current assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

$

334,321 

 

$

332,815 

Marketable securities

 

17,595 

  

152,728 

Accounts receivable, less allowances of $38,269 and $26,513, respectively

 

731,719 

  

660,665 

Inventories

 

408,220 

  

347,312 

Other current assets

 

82,052 

 

 

54,713 

 

Total current assets

 

1,573,907 

  

1,548,233 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

1,090,285 

  

1,025,852 

Goodwill

 

301,929 

  

149,458 

Other assets

 

290,621 

 

 

249,698 

 

Total assets

$

3,256,742 

 

$

2,973,241 

       

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

     

Accounts payable

$

324,873 

 

$

305,876 

Accrued expenses

 

172,023 

  

189,390 

Other current liabilities

 

168,063 

 

 

99,546 

 

Total current liabilities

 

664,959 

  

594,812 

Other non-current liabilities

 

16,855 

  

14,709 

Accrued pension and postretirement benefits

 

78,641 

  

75,055 

Long-term debt

 

134,503 

  

7,093 

Minority interest in subsidiaries

 

866 

 

 

882 

 

Total liabilities

 

895,824 

  

692,551 

       

Commitments and contingencies

 

– 

  

– 

       

Stockholders’ equity:

     

Common stock

 

10,940 

  

10,900 

Paid-in capital

 

455,053 

  

424,340 

Retained earnings

 

2,544,893 

  

2,481,956 

Treasury stock

 

(755,597)

  

(743,219)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

105,629 

  

106,713 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

2,360,918 

  

2,280,690 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

3,256,742 

 

$

2,973,241 

       

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Molex Incorporated

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

       
  

Three Months Ended

  

September 30,

  

2006

    

2005

       

Net revenue

$

829,545 

 

$

659,815 

Cost of sales

 

560,136 

 

 

445,996 

Gross profit

 

269,409 

 

 

213,819 

      

Selling, general and administrative

 

165,939 

  

149,050 

Restructuring costs

 

– 

 

 

4,870 

Total operating expenses

 

165,939 

 

 

153,920 

       

Income from operations

 

103,470 

  

59,899 

       

Equity income

 

1,884 

  

3,109 

Interest income, net

 

2,080 

 

 

2,313 

Other income, net

 

3,964 

 

 

5,422 

       

Income before income taxes and minority interest

 

107,434 

  

65,321 

       

Income taxes

 

30,616 

  

18,616 

Minority interest

 

67 

 

 

34 

       

Net income

$

76,751 

 

$

46,671 

       

Earnings per share:

     
 

Basic

$

0.42 

 

$

0.25 

 

Diluted

$

0.41 

 

$

0.25 

       

Dividends declared per share

$

0.0750 

 

$

0.0500 

       

Average common shares outstanding:

     
 

Basic

 

183,763 

  

187,243 

 

Diluted

 

185,992 

  

188,543 

       

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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Molex Incorporated

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)

  

Three Months Ended

  

September 30,

  

2006

 

2005

      

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

$

332,815 

 

$

309,756 

       

Operating activities:

     

Net income

 

76,751 

  

46,671 

Add non-cash items included in net income:

     
 

Depreciation and amortization

 

58,122 

  

54,667 

 

Share-based compensation

 

7,277 

  

6,738 

 

Other non-cash items

 

3,463 

  

10,475 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

     
 

Accounts receivable

 

(28,279)

  

 (33,929)

 

Inventories

 

(32,722)

  

 (15,708)

 

Accounts payable

 

(9,382)

  

 (1,234)

 

Other current assets and liabilities

 

(37,232)

  

 (16,533)

 

Other assets and liabilities

 

(1,230)

  

 (1,509)

Cash provided from operating activities

 

36,768 

  

49,638 

       

Investing activities:

     

Capital expenditures

 

(75,566)

  

(64,067)

Proceeds from sales or maturities of marketable securities

 

3,060,202 

  

379,402 

Purchases of marketable securities

 

(2,925,068)

  

(305,175)

Acquisitions

 

(236,626)

  

– 

Other investing activities

 

4,035 

  

(2,650)

Cash (used for) provided by investing activities

 

(173,023)

  

7,510 

       

Financing activities:

     

Proceeds from revolving credit facility

 

44,000 

  

– 

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

 

131,045 

  

– 

Payments of long-term debt

 

(26,146)

  

(2,272)

Cash dividends paid

 

(13,774)

  

(7,048)

Exercise of stock options

 

7,362 

  

2,586 

Purchase of treasury stock

 

(5,017)

  

(50,107)

Other financing activities

 

517 

  

123 

Cash provided by (used for) financing activities

 

137,987 

  

(56,718)

       

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(226)

  

(273)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

1,506 

  

157 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

334,321 

 

$

309,913 

       

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

   


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Molex Incorporated

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)


1.

Basis of Presentation

Molex Incorporated (together with its subsidiaries, except where the context otherwise requires, “we,” “us,” and “our”) manufactures electronic components, including electrical and fiber optic interconnection products and systems, switches and integrated products in 65 plants in 20 countries on five continents.


The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) for interim financial information and with instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments consisting of normal recurring accruals considered necessary for a fair statement of results for the interim period have been included. Operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2006 are not necessarily an indication of the results that may be expected for the year ending June 30, 2007. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2006 was derived from our audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2006. These financial statements and related notes should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2006.


The preparation of the unaudited financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the use of estimates and assumptions related to the reporting of assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses and related disclosures.  Significant estimates and assumptions are used in the estimation of income taxes, pension and retiree health care benefit obligations, stock options, allowances for accounts receivable and inventory and impairment reviews for goodwill, intangible and other long-lived assets.  Estimates are revised periodically.  Actual results could differ from these estimates.


Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior year financial statements to conform to the current year classifications.  We made a change in accounting principle to classify shipping and handling costs associated with the distribution of finished products to our customers as cost of sales (previously recorded in selling, general and administrative expense).  We made the change in principle because we believe the classification of these shipping and handling costs in cost of sales better reflects the cost of producing and distributing our products and aligns our external financial reporting with the results we use internally to evaluate segment operating performance.  The impact of this change in principle was an increase to cost of goods sold and a reduction to selling, general and administrative expense of $12.4 million in the three months ended September 30, 2005.


2.

Restructuring Charges


During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, we decided to close certain operations in the Americas and European regions in order to reduce operating costs and better align our manufacturing capacity with customer needs.  Production from the closed operations has been transferred to existing plants within the respective regions.  Also included in the restructuring charge are costs to reduce our selling, general and administrative costs in the Americas, Europe and at the corporate office.  


The cumulative restructuring charges as of June 30, 2006 were $54.2 million, of which $27.0 million related to the Americas region, $19.2 million related to the European region and $8.0 million for corporate operations.  The restructuring activities were substantially complete as of June 30, 2006.  



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The change in the accrued severance balance related to the restructuring charge is summarized as follows:

Balance at June 30, 2006

$

15,941 

    Cash payments

 

(4,739)

Balance at June 30, 2006

$

11,202 


3.

Acquisition

On August 9, 2006, we completed the acquisition of Woodhead Industries, Inc. (Woodhead) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $236.6 million, including the assumption of debt and net of cash acquired.  Woodhead develops, manufactures and markets network and electrical infrastructure components engineered for performance in harsh, demanding, and hazardous industrial environments, and the acquisition is a significant step in our strategy to expand our products and capabilities in the global industrial market.


 The following table summarizes the estimated fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the date of acquisition.


Current assets

$

100,738

Land and depreciable assets, net

 

53,809

Goodwill

 

147,071

Intangible assets

 

56,500

Other assets

 

1,078

Assets acquired

 

359,196

Liabilities assumed

 

122,570

Net assets acquired

$

236,626


The above purchase price allocation for this acquisition is preliminary and subject to revision as more detailed analyses are completed and additional information about the fair value of assets and liabilities becomes available. We also plan to incur costs in connection with realigning portions of the business but it is impracticable to estimate a liability for such costs at this time. Any change in the fair value of the net assets of Woodhead and any realignment costs will change the amount of the purchase price allocable to goodwill.


The following table illustrates the effect on operating results as if we had acquired Woodhead as of the beginning of the three months ended September 30, 2005.  The pro forma effect on the three months ended September 30, 2006 was not material.  


Net revenue

$

712,824

Income from operations

 

63,459

Net income

 

49,473

Net income per common share – Basic

$

0.26

Net income per common share – Diluted

 

0.26


The above unaudited pro forma financial information is presented for informational purposes only and does not purport to represent what our results of operations would have been had we acquired Woodhead on the dates assumed, nor is it necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected in future periods.  Pro forma adjustments exclude cost savings from synergies, if any, resulting from the combination of Molex and Woodhead.


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4.

Earnings Per Share

A reconciliation of the basic average common shares outstanding to diluted average common shares outstanding is as follows:

 

Three Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

2006

 

2005

Basic average common shares outstanding

183,763

 

187,243

Effect of dilutive stock options

2,229

 

1,300

Diluted average common shares outstanding

185,992

 

188,543



5.

Comprehensive Income

Total comprehensive income is summarized as follows:

 

Three Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

2006

 

2005

Net income

$

76,751 

 

$

46,671 

Translation adjustments

 

(5,228)

  

(6,804)

Unrealized investment gain

 

4,143 

  

223 

Total comprehensive income

$

75,666 

 

$

40,090 


6.

Inventories

Inventories are valued at the lower of first-in, first-out cost or market.  Inventories, net of allowances, consist of the following:

 

Sept. 30,

 

June 30,

 

2006

 

2005

Raw materials

$

86,204 

 

$

62,288 

Work in process

 

118,611 

  

107,533 

Finished goods

 

203,405 

  

177,491 

Total inventories

$

408,220 

 

$

347,312 


7.

Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefits

The components of pension benefit cost are as follows:

 

Three Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

2006

 

2005

Service cost

$

1,971 

 

$

2,219 

Interest cost

 

1,558 

  

1,298 

Expected return on plan assets

 

(1,606)

  

(1,274)

Amortization of prior service cost

 

57 

  

28 

Recognized actuarial losses

 

45 

  

353 

Amortization of transition obligation

 

10 

  

Benefit cost

$

2,035 

 

$

2,633 

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The components of retiree health care benefit cost are as follows:

 

Three Months Ended

 

September 30,

 

2006

 

2005

Service cost

$

572 

 

$

641 

Interest cost

 

645 

  

597 

Amortization of prior service cost

 

(166)

  

(18)

Recognized actuarial losses

 

270 

  

260 

Benefit cost

$

1,321 

 

$

1,480 


8.

Commitments and Contingencies

Between March 2, 2005 and April 22, 2005 seven separate complaints were filed, each purporting to be on behalf of a class of Molex stockholders, against us, and certain of our officers and employees.  The shareholder actions have been consolidated, and the consolidated amended complaint alleges, among other things, that during the period from July 27, 2004 to February 14, 2005 the named defendants made or caused to be made a series of materially false or misleading statements about our business, prospects, operations, and financial statements which constituted violations of securities laws and rules.  The parties have reached a settlement in principle of this action, which is anticipated to be funded by insurance proceeds.  The settlement will be subject to court approval.


In addition, in the Fall of 2005, two stockholder derivative actions were filed against us and certain of our directors and officers. The derivative actions arise principally out of the same facts as the stockholder actions described above.  These two actions have been consolidated and an amended and consolidated complaint has been filed.  In August 2006, plaintiffs asked the court for permission to file a further amended complaint, which adds allegations that stock options were priced and issued improperly.  We intend to move to dismiss the complaint if the plaintiffs are permitted to amend their complaint.  We believe the allegations in the stockholder derivative actions are without merit and intend to vigorously contest these actions.


9.

Long-Term Debt

During the quarter ended September 30, 2006, we entered into two unsecured borrowing agreements approximating 15 billion Japanese yen ($127.7 million).  Both agreements have three-year terms with weighted-average fixed interest rates approximating 1.3%. Interest on both loans is payable every six months with the principal due in September 2009.


10.

New Accounting Pronouncements

In July 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes (FIN 48), which, among other things, requires applying a “more likely than not” threshold to the recognition and derecognition of tax positions. The provisions of FIN 48 will be effective for us on July 1, 2007.  We are currently evaluating the impact of adopting FIN 48 on the financial statements, but we do not expect its adoption to have a significant effect.


In September 2006, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 158, Employer’s Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Postretirement Plans, an amendment of FASB statements No. 87, 88, 106 and 132(R).  This statement requires an employer to recognize the overfunded or underfunded status of a defined benefit postretirement plan as an asset or liability in its statement of financial position and to recognize changes in that funded status through comprehensive income in the year in which the changes occur.  This statement also requires an employer to measure the funded status of its plans as of the date of its year-end statement of financial position.  The requirement to initially recognize the funded status of plans will be effective for us on June 30, 2007.  Based on the June 30, 2006 funded status of our plans, we expect that the adoption of this pronouncement will result in increasing our pension and retiree health care benefit liability by approximately $25 million with a corresponding decrease in other comprehensive income.

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11.

Segments and Related Information

We operate in one product segment, the manufacture and sale of electronic components, and four geographic regions.  Revenue is recognized based on the location of the selling entity.  Effective July 1, 2006, we realigned our management structure in the Asia regions. As part of the realignment, the Far East North region was renamed the Asia Pacific North region  and the Far East South region was renamed the Asia Pacific South region. Additionally, our entity in Korea is now managed by Asia Pacific South and was included in Asia Pacific North prior to July 1, 2006. Our entity in Thailand is now managed by Asia Pacific North beginning July 1, 2006, and was included in Asia Pacific South prior to July 1, 2006. Regional operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2005, were reclassified to conform to the current year reporting structure. Woodhead has locations around the world but is included in the table below as corporate and other because it is aligned independently from the other regions and is immaterial for separate classification.   Information by region for the three months ended September 30 is summarized as follows:

   

Inter-

    
 

Customer

 

Company

 

Net

 

Net

 

Revenue

 

Revenue

 

Revenue

 

Income

2006:

Americas

$

200,222 

 

$

67,860 

 

$

268,082 

 

$

16,343 

Asia Pacific North

 

130,321 

  

113,355 

  

243,676 

  

33,299 

Asia Pacific South

 

309,771 

  

38,665 

  

348,436 

  

35,799 

Europe

 

136,615 

  

16,808 

  

153,423 

  

4,082 

Corporate and other

 

52,616 

  

35,056 

  

87,672 

  

(12,772)

Eliminations

 

– 

  

(271,744)

  

(271,744)

  

– 

Total

$

829,545 

 

$

– 

 

$

829,545 

 

$

76,751 

            

2005:

Americas

$

185,212 

 

$

46,946 

 

$

232,158 

 

$

5,770 

Asia Pacific North

 

107,059 

  

91,470 

  

198,529 

  

22,316 

Asia Pacific South

 

238,517 

  

35,674 

  

274,191 

  

30,246 

Europe

 

114,529 

  

10,902 

  

125,431 

  

(2,875)

Corporate and other

 

14,498 

  

29,315 

  

43,813 

  

(8,786)

Eliminations

 

– 

  

(214,307)

  

(214,307)

  

– 

Total

$

659,815 

 

$

­–

 

$

659,815 

 

$

46,671 


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Molex Incorporated


Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations


Unless otherwise indicated or the content otherwise requires, the terms “we,” “us” and “our” and other similar terms in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q refer to Molex Incorporated and its subsidiaries.


The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes contained herein and our consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes and management’s discussion and analysis of results of operations and financial condition contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006.  This discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including but not limited to those described below under the heading “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information.”


Overview


Our core business is the manufacture and sale of electromechanical components. Our products are used by a large number of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) throughout the world. We design, manufacture and sell more than 100,000 products including terminals, connectors, planar cables, cable assemblies, interconnection systems, backplanes, integrated products and mechanical and electronic switches in 65 plants in 20 countries on five continents. We also provide manufacturing services to integrate specific components into a customer’s product.


On August 9, 2006, we completed the acquisition of Woodhead Industries, Inc. (Woodhead) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $236.6 million, including the assumption of debt and net of cash acquired.  Woodhead develops, manufactures and markets network and electrical infrastructure products engineered for performance in harsh, demanding, and hazardous industrial environments and is a significant step in our strategy to expand our products and capabilities in the global industrial market.  The acquisition of Woodhead contributed net revenue of $33.5 million and net income of $1.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006.


In September 2006 we approved a plan to close our production facilities in Brazil. We expect to complete the closure of these facilities during the three months ended March 31, 2007, which we anticipate will reduce our quarterly revenue by approximately $10 million to $15 million after the facilities are closed.  We recognized impairment charges and severance costs approximating $2.5 million during the three months ended September 30, 2006 in connection with our decision to shut-down the Brazil production facilities.


Our financial results are influenced by factors in the markets in which we operate and by our ability to successfully execute our business strategy.  Marketplace factors include competition for customers, raw material prices, product and price competition, economic conditions in various geographic regions, foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates, changes in technology, fluctuations in customer demand, patent and intellectual property issues, litigation results and legal and regulatory developments.  We expect that the marketplace environment will remain highly competitive.  Our ability to execute our business strategy successfully will require that we meet a number of challenges, including our ability to accurately forecast sales demand and calibrate manufacturing to such demand, develop, manufacture and successfully market new and enhanced products and product lines, control overhead, and attract, motivate and retain key personnel to manage our operational, financial and management information systems.


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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates


This discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations is based on our condensed consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of these financial statements requires the use of estimates and assumptions related to the reporting of assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses and related disclosures. In preparing these financial statements, we have made our best estimates and judgments of certain amounts included in the financial statements. Estimates are revised periodically. Actual results could differ from these estimates.


See the information concerning our critical accounting policies included under Management’s Discussion of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is incorporated by reference in this Form 10-Q.


Results of Operations


The table below shows our results of operations and the absolute and percentage change in those results from period to period (in thousands).  For the three months ended September 30, 2005, shipping and handling costs of $12.4 million have been reclassified from selling, general and administrative expenses to cost of sales to conform to the current year presentation.


 

Three Months Ended

 

$ Change

 

% Change

 

Results as %

 

September 30,

 

Favorable

 

Favorable

 

of Net Revenue

 

2006

 

2005

 

(Unfavorable)

 

(Unfavorable)

 

2006

 

2005

Net revenue

$

829,545

 

$

659,815

 

$

169,730 

 

25.7 

%

 

100.0

%

 

100.0

%

Cost of sales

 

560,136

  

445,996

  

(114,140)

 

(25.6)

  

67.5

  

67.6

 

Gross profit

 

269,409

  

213,819

  

55,590 

 

26.0 

  

32.5

  

32.4

 
                  

Selling, general & administrative

 

165,939

  

149,050

  

(16,889)

 

(11.3)

  

20.0

  

22.6

 

Restructuring costs

 

  

4,870

  

4,870 

 

100.0 

  

  

0.7

 

Income from operations

 

103,470

  

59,899

  

43,571 

 

72.7 

  

12.5

  

9.1

 
                  

Other income, net

 

3,964

  

5,422

  

(1,458)

 

(26.9)

  

0.5

  

0.8

 

Income before income taxes

 

107,434

  

65,321

  

42,113 

 

64.4 

  

13.0

  

9.9

 

Income taxes & minority interest

 

30,683

  

18,650

  

(12,033)

 

(64.5)

  

3.7

  

2.8

 

Net income

$

76,751

 

$

46,671

 

$

30,080 

 

64.4 

%

 

9.3

%

 

7.1

%


Net Revenue


  We estimate that the impact of price erosion reduced revenue by approximately $17.6 million compared with the prior year quarter.  We sell our products in five primary markets.  The estimated change in revenue from each market during the first fiscal quarter of 2007 as compared with the same quarter last year (Comparable Quarter) and the fourth quarter of 2006 (Sequential Quarter) follows:  

 

Comparable

 

Sequential

 

Quarter

 

Quarter

Consumer

28

%

 

 %

Telecommunications

22

  

 

Automotive

10

  

(7)

 

Data

16

  

 

Industrial

94

  

40 

 


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The Woodhead acquisition added $33.5 million to revenues in the current quarter. Woodhead contributed 60% of the 94% growth in industrial sales as compared with the prior year quarter and was representative of the sequential industrial growth.  The remaining increase in revenue was derived primarily from unit volume increases with existing customers and existing products and sales of new products.  Automotive revenue declined sequentially as a result of an annual shut-down in our customers’ facilities.


We operate in one product segment, the manufacture and sale of electronic components, and four regions. Revenue is recognized based on the location of the selling entity. Effective July 1, 2006, we realigned our management structure in the Asia region. As part of the realignment, the Far East North region was renamed the Asia Pacific North region and the Far East South region was renamed the Asia Pacific South region. Additionally, our entity in Korea is now managed by Asia Pacific South and was included in the Asia Pacific North prior to July 1, 2006. Our entity in Thailand is now managed by Asia Pacific North beginning July 1, 2006 and was included in the Asia Pacific South prior to July 1, 2006. Regional operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2005, were reclassified to conform to the current year reporting structure. Woodhead has locations around the world but is included in the revenue-related tables below as corporate and other because the division is aligned independently from the other regions and is immaterial for separate classification.   The following table sets forth information on customer revenue by geographic region for the periods indicated (in thousands):

 

Three Months Ended

 

$ Change

 

% Change

 

Results as %

 

September 30,

 

Favorable

 

Favorable

 

of Net Revenue

 

2006

 

2005

 

(Unfavorable)

 

 (Unfavorable)

 

2006

 

2005

Americas

$

200,222

 

$

185,212

 

$

15,010

 

8.1

%

 

24.2

%

 

28.1

%

Asia Pacific North

 

130,321

  

107,059

  

23,262

 

21.7

  

15.7

  

16.2

 

Asia Pacific South

 

309,771

  

238,517

  

71,254

 

29.9

  

37.3

  

36.2

 

Europe

 

136,615

  

114,529

  

22,086

 

19.3

  

16.5

  

17.4

 

Corporate and other

 

52,616

  

14,498

  

38,118

 

262.9

  

6.3

  

2.1

 

Total

$

829,545

 

$

659,815

 

$

169,730

 

25.7

%

 

100.0

%

 

100.0

%


The weakening of the U.S. dollar against certain foreign currencies, principally the euro, Singapore dollar and Korean won increased revenue by approximately $10.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006 over the prior year period. The following tables show the effect on the change in net revenue from foreign currency translations to the U.S. dollar:

         
 

Three Months Ended September 30, 2006

 

Local

 

Currency

 

Net

 

Currency

 

Translation

 

Change

Americas

$

14,490

 

$

520 

 

$

15,010

Asia Pacific North

 

27,163

  

(3,901)

  

23,262

Asia Pacific South

 

65,380

  

5,874 

  

71,254

Europe

 

15,268

  

6,818 

  

22,086

Corporate and other

 

36,831

  

1,287 

  

38,118

Net change

$

159,132

 

$

10,598 

 

$

169,730


The change in revenue on a local currency basis is as follows:

 

Three Months

 

Ended

 

Sept. 30, 2006

Americas

7.8

%

Asia Pacific North

25.4

 

Asia Pacific South

27.4

 

Europe

13.3

 

Total

24.1

 


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We continued our long-term commitment to reinvesting our profits in new product design and tooling to maintain and enhance our competitive position.  Revenue derived from the sale of new products we released within the last 36 months as a percentage of net revenue is as follows:

 

Three Months

 

Ended

 

Sept. 30, 2006

Americas

23.4

%

Asia Pacific North

27.7

 

Asia Pacific South

29.7

 

Europe

26.1

 

Total

26.9

 
   

Americas Region  –  North and South America


Revenue in the Americas region increased from the prior year comparable period primarily due to stronger demand and new product offerings for electronic connector products, particularly in high performance applications such as servers and routers.  Growth was across all channels for the connector products.  Standard products contributed to growth in the distribution channel, while new products in power, signal, backplane and I/O fueled the growth with the direct OEM customers particularly in the data markets.  We also experienced an improvement in the automotive market from the prior year quarter.


Brazil revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2006 declined $9.7 million as compared with the prior year quarter and $8.1 million as compared with the three months ended June 30, 2006 as we began implementing our plan to close our production facilities in Brazil.


While we believe that sales growth in the Americas region was negatively affected over the past 18 months by the movement offshore of original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers, we experienced a reduction in this trend since earlier this calendar year.  We believe that this movement offshore by OEMs and contract manufacturers positively contributed to sales in other regions of our business, especially in the Asia Pacific South region.


Asia Pacific North Region – Japan and Thailand


Revenue in local currencies was higher during the first fiscal quarter as compared with the same quarter last year primarily due to stronger demand in the consumer and telecom markets. Demand for flat panel display televisions remained strong. We believe that we are well positioned for growth in the satellite radio and games segment, where we have good connector content on the new wii machine and the Sony PS3.  


The region continues to capitalize on its ability to design compact, higher performance products for the sophisticated end of the mobile phone business in the telecommunications market.  The region has developed connectors for third generation (3G) phones.  We believe that we are well positioned to grow our 3G technology business as global cell phone makers adopt this technology.


The Asia Pacific North region generally operates at a high capacity level with significant resources allocated to support higher demand in the Asia Pacific South region. Revenue between regions is generally recognized as intercompany revenue, which is excluded from the revenue by region table above.


Asia Pacific South Region – Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, Taiwan and India


The Asia Pacific South region continues to be our largest and fastest growing in terms of revenue. The revenue growth in this region was driven by strong demand across the mobile phone and consumer products markets.  


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Sales in China represent 67% of total Asia Pacific South sales for the three months ended September 30, 2006 and increased by 41% during the quarter as compared with the prior year period, due to customer demand supported by increased production capacity. The drivers of this growth included (i) overall higher demand in the mobile phone, consumer electronics and automotive markets, (ii) the trend of American, European and Japanese companies moving their design and production to China and (iii) greater penetration of Taiwanese multinational accounts.  A significant portion of our integrated products that require a higher level of manual assembly are produced in China.


European Region


For the three months ended September 30, 2006, revenue as compared with the prior year period increased primarily due to higher revenue from consumer products in the automotive market offset by the movement offshore of original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers.  We believe that the latter is a trend that contributed to sales in other regions of our business, especially in the Asia Pacific South region.  


The region is focused on the strongest markets that we believe are most likely to remain in Europe.  These include connectors and integrated products for industrial, medical and automotive applications.


Gross Profit


Gross profit as a percentage of net revenue was slightly higher during the three months ended September 30, 2006, as compared with the prior year period. We estimate that we paid approximately $19.3 million more for metal alloys (primarily copper) and gold due to higher commodity prices in the three month period compared with the prior year period. These cost increases, along with the impact of price erosion, were partially offset by an improved sales mix and product pruning, selective price increases that were effective in February and September 2006 and improvements in manufacturing efficiencies.  We recognized impairment charges and severance costs approximating $2.5 million during the three months ended September 30, 2006 in connection with our decision to shut-down the Brazil production facilities.


Certain products that we manufacture in Japan and Europe are sold in other regions of the world at selling prices primarily denominated in or closely linked to the U.S. dollar.  As a result, changes in currency exchange rates may affect our cost of sales reported in U.S. dollars without a corresponding effect on net revenue.  We estimate that the impact from currency transactions increased gross profit by approximately $4.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006 compared with the prior year period.  These increases were primarily due to a stronger U.S. dollar compared with the yen during the three months ended September 30, 2006.


Selling, General and Administrative Expenses


Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2006 improved as a percent of net revenue over the prior year quarter primarily due to leverage of fixed selling, general and administrative costs on higher revenue and a lower cost structure resulting from our 2005 restructuring initiative. Additionally, the prior year included bad debt expense of approximately $5.7 million in connection with an account receivable from an automotive customer that filed for bankruptcy. The impact of currency translation increased selling, general and administrative expenses by approximately $1.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006.


Research and development expenditures, which are classified as selling, general and administrative expense, increased to $41 million, or 4.9% of net revenue, for the three months ended September 30, 2006, a percentage comparable with the prior year period.  


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Restructuring Costs


We recorded a pre-tax restructuring charge of $4.9 million during the three months ended September 30, 2005, that consisted primarily of severance and other employee-related costs.


During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005, we decided to close certain operations in the Americas and European regions in order to reduce operating costs and better align our manufacturing capacity with customer needs.  Production from the operations closed has been transferred to existing plants within the respective regions.  Also included in the restructuring charge are costs to reduce our selling, general and administrative costs in the Americas, Europe and at the corporate office.  We reduced headcount by approximately 500 people after additions at the facilities where production was transferred.  We substantially completed the restructuring activities as of June 30, 2006.  (See Note 2 of the “Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.”)


Effective Tax Rate


The effective tax rate was 28.5% for the three months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005.  The effective tax rates represent estimates of the full year effective tax rate. The effective tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2006 is higher than the fiscal year 2006 effective tax rate of 28.0% due to our anticipation of greater earnings during fiscal year 2007 in countries with tax rates that are higher relative to the fiscal year 2006 earnings mix.


 Backlog


Our order backlog on September 30, 2006 was approximately $450.9 million, an increase of $162.9 million compared with $288.0 million at September 30, 2005.  Orders for the three months ended September 30, 2006 were $864.6 million, an increase of 24.7% compared with $693.2 million for the prior year period.  Woodhead contributed bookings of $30.6 million to the current quarter, and had a backlog of $24.1 million on September 30, 2006.


Financial Condition and Liquidity  


Our financial position remains strong and we continue to be able to fund capital projects and working capital needs principally out of operating cash flows and cash reserves.  Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaled $351.9­­­­­ million and $485.5 million at September 30, 2006 and June 30, 2006, respectively.  The primary source of our cash flow is cash generated by operations. Principal uses of cash are capital expenditures, share repurchases, dividend payments and business investments.  Our long-term financing strategy is principally to rely on internal sources of funds for investing in plant, equipment and acquisitions, although we may elect to leverage our strong balance sheet with debt financing.  We have historically used external borrowings only when a clear financial advantage exists. We believe that our liquidity and financial flexibility are adequate to support both current and future growth.  Long-term debt at September 30, 2006 totaled $134.5 million.  


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Cash Flows


Below is a table setting forth the key lines of our Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (in thousands):

 

 Three Months

 

Three Months

 

Sept. 30,

 

Sept. 30,

 

2006

 

2005

Cash provided from operating activities

$

36,768 

 

$

49,638 

Cash (used for) provided by investing activities

 

(173,023)

  

7,510 

Cash provided by (used for) financing activities

 

137,987 

  

(56,718)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(226)

  

(273)

Net increase in cash

$

1,506 

 

$

157 

      

Operating Activities


Cash provided from operating activities decreased by $12.9 million from the prior year period due mainly to greater use of funds to finance working capital needs compared with the prior year period.  This working capital increase was primarily due to the revenue growth for the three months ended September 30, 2006 compared with the prior year period.  Working capital is defined as current assets minus current liabilities.


Investing Activities


On August 9, 2006, we completed the acquisition of Woodhead in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $236.6 million, including the assumption of debt and net of cash acquired.  Capital expenditures were $75.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006 compared with $64.1 million in the prior year period.  Capital expenditures for the three months ended September 30, 2006 were primarily related to increasing capacity in the Americas, Asia Pacific North and Asia Pacific South regions.


Financing Activities


Due to the cash investments made during the three months ended September 30, 2006, we adjusted our capital structure by increasing our cash and debt balances by $171.7 million. We entered into two borrowing agreements aggregating approximating 15 billion Japanese yen ($127.7 million).  Both agreements have three-year terms with weighted-average fixed interest rates approximating 1.3%. We also borrowed $44.0 million on our unsecured revolving line of credit with a floating rate of interest.


We purchased 162,500 shares of Common Stock and Class A Common Stock during the three months ended September 30, 2006, at an aggregate cost of $5.0 million and 1,973,000 shares of Common Stock and Class A Common Stock during the three months ended September 30, 2005, at an aggregate cost of $50.1 million. We use shares repurchased to replenish stock used for exercises of employee stock options, employee stock awards and our Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


Our Board of Directors previously authorized the repurchase of up to an aggregate $250.0 million of common stock though December 31, 2006.  On October 27, 2006, the Board of Directors extended this authorization through September 30, 2007.  Approximately $45 million was remaining under the authorization as of September 30, 2006.


We have a strong cash balance and cash flow.  As part of our growth strategy, in the future we may acquire other companies in the same or complementary lines of business and pursue other business ventures.  The timing and size of any new business ventures or acquisitions we complete may impact our cash requirements.


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Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments


We have contractual obligations and commercial commitments as described in “Item 7.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Contractual Obligations and Commercial Commitments” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) for the year ended June 30, 2006.  In addition, we have obligations under open purchase orders and the long-term liabilities reflected in our consolidated balance sheet, which principally consist of pension and retiree health care benefit obligations.  There have been no material changes in our contractual obligations and commercial commitments since June 30, 2006 arising outside of the ordinary course of business other than the $44.0 million revolving line of credit and $127.7 million long-term debt borrowings.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information


This Quarterly Report contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about our future performance, our business, our beliefs, and our management’s assumptions.  Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “outlook,” “forecast,” “could,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “continue,” “believe,” “seek,” “estimate,” “should,” “may,” “assume,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. We describe our respective risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that could affect the outcome or results of operations in Part 1, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2006 (Form 10-K).  You should carefully consider the risks described in our Form 10-K.  Such risks are not the only ones facing our Company.  Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently believe to be immaterial may also impair our business operations.  If any of the risks occur, our business, financial condition or operating results could be materially adversely affected.


We have based our forward looking statements on our management’s beliefs and assumptions based on information available to our management at the time the statements are made. We caution you that actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed, implied, or forecast by our forward looking statements. Reference is made in particular to forward looking statements regarding growth strategies, industry trends, financial results, cost reduction initiatives, acquisition synergies, manufacturing strategies, product development and sales, regulatory approvals, and competitive strengths.  Except as required under the federal securities laws, we do not have any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements after the distribution of this report, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, or otherwise.


Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk


We are subject to market risk associated with changes in foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and certain commodity prices.


We mitigate our foreign currency exchange rate risk principally through the establishment of local production facilities in the markets we serve.  This creates a “natural hedge” since purchases and sales within a specific country are both denominated in the same currency and therefore no exposure exists to hedge with a foreign exchange forward or option contract (collectively, “foreign exchange contracts”).  Natural hedges exist in most countries in which we operate, although the percentage of natural offsets, as compared with offsets that need to be hedged by foreign exchange contracts, will vary from country to country.


We also monitor our foreign currency exposure in each country and implement strategies to respond to changing economic and political environments.  Examples of these strategies include the prompt payment of intercompany balances utilizing a global netting system, the establishing of contra-currency accounts in several international subsidiaries, development of natural hedges and use of foreign exchange contracts to protect or preserve the value of cash flows.  No material foreign exchange contracts were in use at September 30, 2006 or 2005.

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We have implemented a formalized treasury risk management policy that describes the procedures and controls over derivative financial and commodity instruments.  Under the policy, we do not use derivative financial or commodity instruments for speculative or trading purposes, and the use of such instruments is subject to strict approval levels by senior management.  Typically, the use of derivative instruments is limited to hedging activities related to specific foreign currency cash flows and net receivable and payable balances.


The translation of the financial statements of the non-North American operations is impacted by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.  The increase in consolidated net revenue and income from operations was impacted by the translation of our international financial statements into U.S. dollars resulting in increased net revenue of $10.6 million and decreased income from operations of $0.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2006, compared with the estimated results for the comparable period in the prior year.


Our $17.6 million of marketable securities at September 30, 2006 are principally debt instruments that generate interest income for us on temporary excess cash balances.  These instruments contain embedded derivative features that enhance the liquidity of the portfolio by enabling us to liquidate the instrument prior to the stated maturity date.  Our exposure related to derivative instrument transactions is, in the aggregate, not material to our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.


Interest rate exposure is generally limited to our marketable securities and long-term debt.  Long-term debt increased during the three months ended September 30, 2006, as a result of two borrowings aggregating approximating 15 billion Japanese yen ($127.7 million) by an entity that we own in Japan. The 3-year unsecured debt financing has a weighted average fixed interest rate approximating 1.3%. Total long-term debt was $134.5 million at September 30, 2006.  We do not actively manage the risk of interest rate fluctuations.  However, such risk is mitigated by the relatively short-term nature of our investments (less than 12 months) and the fixed-rate nature of our long-term debt.


Due to the nature of our operations, we are not subject to significant concentration risks relating to customers or products.


We monitor the environmental laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate.  We have implemented an environmental program to reduce the generation of potentially hazardous materials during our manufacturing process and believe we continue to meet or exceed local government regulations.


Item 4.  Controls and Procedures


Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

We have established disclosure controls and procedures to ensure that material information relating to Molex is timely communicated to the officers who certify our financial reports and to other members of our management and Board of Directors.

 

Based upon their evaluation as of September 30, 2006, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act)) are effective in providing reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in our Exchange Act filings is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms.  


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Internal Control Over Financial Reporting


During the three months ended September 30, 2006, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) or in other factors that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.  As permitted by the rules and regulations of the SEC, we excluded Woodhead from our assessment of our internal control over financial reporting for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 and also expect to exclude Woodhead from our annual assessment for the year ended June 30, 2007.  We are in the process of integrating the internal control procedures of Woodhead into our internal control structure.



PART II


Item 1.  Legal Proceedings


Between March 2, 2005 and April 22, 2005, seven separate complaints were filed, each purporting to be on behalf of a class of Molex shareholders, against us, and certain of our officers and employees.  The shareholder actions have been consolidated before Judge Ruben Castillo in a case pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division entitled The Takara Trust v. Molex Incorporated, et. al., Case No. 05C 1245.  The Consolidated Amended Complaint alleges, among other things, that during the period from July 27, 2004 to February 14, 2005, the named defendants made or caused to be made a series of materially false or misleading statements about Molex’s business, prospects, operations, and financial statements which constituted violations of Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder and Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act.  The complaint also alleges that certain of the named defendants engaged in insider trading in violation of Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5.    On April 28, 2006, the Court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint.  On July 6, 2005, the Court appointed City of Pontiac Group, Joan L. Weeks individually and as trustee, and James Baker as lead plaintiffs, and approved lead plaintiffs’ choice of lead counsel.  On June 15, 2006, defendants answered the complaint, denying any liability to plaintiffs and asserting numerous defenses.  The parties have reached a settlement in principle of this action, which is anticipated to be funded by insurance proceeds.  The settlement will be subject to court approval.


In addition, in the Fall of 2005, two stockholder derivative actions were filed against us and certain of our directors and officers in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The derivative actions arise principally out of the same facts as the stockholder actions described above.  These two actions have been consolidated and an amended and consolidated complaint has been filed.  In August 2006, plaintiffs asked the court for permission to file a further amended complaint, which adds allegations that options were priced and issued improperly.  We intend to move to dismiss the complaint if the plaintiffs are permitted to amend their complaint.  We believe the allegations in the stockholder derivative actions are without merit and intend to vigorously contest these actions.  


The Commission has commenced an informal inquiry into our stock option practices, and the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois has also requested information on this subject.  As previously disclosed, a Special Committee of our Board of Directors completed a review of our historical stock option practices.  Although we cannot predict the outcome of this matter, we do not expect that such matter will have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position or results of operations.


Item 1A.  Risk Factors

  

There have been no material changes from the risk factors disclosed in Part 1, Item 1A, of our Form 10-K.


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Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds


On April 25, 2005, our Board of Directors authorized the purchase of up to $250.0 million of Common Stock and/or Class A Common Stock during the period ending December 31, 2006.  On October 27, 2006, the Board of Directors extended this authorization through September 30, 2007.  Share purchases of Molex Common and/or Class A Common Stock for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 were as follows (in thousands, except price per share data):

     

Total Number

 

Dollar Value

     

of Shares

 

of Shares

 

Total Number

   

Purchased as

 

That May Yet

 

of Shares

 

Average Price

 

Part of Publicly

 

Be Purchased

Class A Common Stock:

Purchased

 

Paid per Share

 

Announced Plan

 

Under the Plan

July 1 – July 31

28

 

$

27.04

 

 

$

50,075

August 1 – August 31

110

  

30.36

 

100

  

47,043

September 1 – September 30

63

  

31.75

 

63

  

45,059

Total

201

 

$

30.34

 

163

 

$

45,059


Also during September, 194,007 shares of common stock were purchased at an average price of $37.59 per share that was not part of a publicly announced plan.


Item 4.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


Our annual meeting of stockholders was held on October 27, 2006.  Our stockholders elected all of the Board’s nominees for director and ratified the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007.  The voting results were as follows:


(1)  Election of Directors

For

Withheld

 

Michelle L. Collins

91,154,833

1,339,076

 

Fred L. Krehbiel

88,489,115

4,004,794

 

David L. Landsittel

91,153,015

1,340,894

 
    

(2) Ratification of selection of Ernst & Young LLP


Common Stock

Class B

Common Stock

 
    

For:

91,319,609

94,105

 

Against:

467,898

 

Abstain:

706,401

 

Broker Nonvotes:

 


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Item 6.  Exhibits

 

Number

 

Description

     
 

   10.1

 

Summary of Non-Employee Director Compensation

     
 

   10.2

 

2005 Molex Incentive Stock Option Plan, as amended and restated

     
 

   10.3

 

2000 Molex Long-Term Stock Plan, as amended and restated

     
 

   18

 

Letter Regarding Change in Accounting Principle

     
 

   31

 

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certifications

     
   

31.1

Section 302 certification by Chief Executive Officer

   

31.2

Section 302 certification by Chief Financial Officer

     
 

   32

 

Section 1350 Certifications

     
   

32.1

Section 906 certification by Chief Executive Officer

   

32.2

Section 906 certification by Chief Financial Officer


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SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.  


 

MOLEX INCORPORATED

 

(Registrant)

  
  
  
  

Date: October 31, 2006

/S/ DAVID D. JOHNSON

 

David D. Johnson

 

Vice President, Treasurer and

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

(Principal Financial Officer)






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