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

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended April 3, 2016
Commission File No. 1-15983

MERITOR, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 
Indiana
38-3354643
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or
(I.R.S. Employer Identification
 
 
organization)
No.)
 
 
 
 
 
2135 West Maple Road, Troy, Michigan
48084-7186
 
 
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 

(248) 435-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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
X
No
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Registration S-T during the preceding twelve months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
 
Yes
X
No
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one)
 
Large accelerated filer
X
 
Accelerated filer
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
 
Smaller reporting company
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
 
Yes
 
No
X
 
91,473,543 shares of Common Stock, $1.00 par value, of Meritor, Inc. were outstanding on April 3, 2016.



INDEX
 
 
 
Page
No.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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MERITOR, INC.

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. Financial Statements

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(in millions, except per share amounts)

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
 
(Unaudited)
Sales
$
821

 
$
864

 
$
1,630

 
$
1,743

Cost of sales
(700
)
 
(749
)
 
(1,405
)
 
(1,513
)
GROSS MARGIN
121

 
115

 
225

 
230

Selling, general and administrative
(60
)
 
(57
)
 
(116
)
 
(122
)
Restructuring costs
(2
)
 
(3
)
 
(3
)
 
(6
)
Other operating income (expense), net
(3
)
 

 
(3
)
 
1

OPERATING INCOME
56

 
55

 
103

 
103

Other income (expense), net
(2
)
 
2

 
(1
)
 
4

Equity in earnings of affiliates
7

 
9

 
17

 
18

Interest expense, net
(21
)
 
(21
)
 
(43
)
 
(40
)
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
40

 
45

 
76

 
85

Provision for income taxes
(7
)
 
(6
)
 
(14
)
 
(13
)
INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
33

 
39

 
62

 
72

INCOME (LOSS) FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS, net of tax
(1
)
 
4

 
(3
)
 
1

NET INCOME
32

 
43

 
59

 
73

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 
(1
)
 
(1
)
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO MERITOR, INC.
$
32

 
$
43

 
$
58

 
$
72

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO MERITOR, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income from continuing operations
$
33

 
$
39

 
$
61

 
$
71

Income (Loss) from discontinued operations
(1
)
 
4

 
(3
)
 
1

       Net income
$
32

 
$
43

 
$
58

 
$
72

BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.36

 
$
0.40

 
$
0.66

 
$
0.73

Discontinued operations
(0.01
)
 
0.04

 
(0.03
)
 
0.01

       Basic earnings per share
$
0.35

 
$
0.44

 
$
0.63

 
$
0.74

DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.36

 
$
0.38

 
$
0.65

 
$
0.70

Discontinued operations
(0.01
)
 
0.04

 
(0.03
)
 
0.01

       Diluted earnings per share
$
0.35

 
$
0.42

 
$
0.62

 
$
0.71

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic average common shares outstanding
91.3

 
97.9

 
91.9

 
97.9

Diluted average common shares outstanding
92.5

 
102.9

 
93.5

 
102.0


See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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MERITOR, INC.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(in millions)


 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
 
(Unaudited)
Net income
$
32

 
$
43

 
$
59

 
$
73

Other comprehensive income (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Attributable to Meritor, Inc.
10

 
(33
)
 
4

 
(67
)
     Attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

 

 
(1
)
     Other reclassification adjustment


 

 

 
1

Pension and other postretirement benefit related adjustments
9

 
11

 
18

 
23

Unrealized gain (loss) on investments and foreign exchange contracts
(1
)
 

 
2

 
(1
)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
18

 
(22
)
 
24

 
(45
)
Total comprehensive income
50

 
21

 
83

 
28

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

 
(1
)
 

Comprehensive income attributable to Meritor, Inc.
$
50

 
$
21

 
$
82

 
$
28


See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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MERITOR, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
(in millions)

 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
 
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
 
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
94

 
$
193

Receivables, trade and other, net
426

 
461

Inventories
362

 
338

Other current assets
53

 
50

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
935

 
1,042

NET PROPERTY
427

 
419

GOODWILL
399

 
402

OTHER ASSETS
332

 
332

TOTAL ASSETS
$
2,093

 
$
2,195

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY (DEFICIT)
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
 
 
 
Short-term debt
$
25

 
$
15

       Accounts and notes payable
511

 
574

Other current liabilities
253

 
279

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
789

 
868

LONG-TERM DEBT
978

 
1,036

RETIREMENT BENEFITS
611

 
632

OTHER LIABILITIES
316

 
305

TOTAL LIABILITIES
2,694

 
2,841

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (See Note 20)

 

EQUITY (DEFICIT):
 
 
 
Common stock (March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, 99.6 and 98.8 shares issued and 91.5 and 94.6 shares outstanding, respectively)
99

 
99

Additional paid-in capital
871

 
865

Accumulated deficit
(756
)
 
(814
)
Treasury stock, at cost (March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, 8.1 and 4.2 shares, respectively)
(98
)
 
(55
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(742
)
 
(766
)
Total deficit attributable to Meritor, Inc.
(626
)
 
(671
)
Noncontrolling interests
25

 
25

TOTAL DEFICIT
(601
)
 
(646
)
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT
$
2,093

 
$
2,195


See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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MERITOR, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
(in millions)


 
Six Months Ended March 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
(Unaudited)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES (See Note 9)
$
39

 
$
29

INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(47
)
 
(23
)
Other investing activities
3

 

Net investing cash flows provided by discontinued operations
4

 
4

CASH USED FOR INVESTING ACTIVITIES
(40
)
 
(19
)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Repayment of notes
(55
)
 
(16
)
Repurchase of common stock
(43
)
 
(16
)
Other financing activities
(2
)
 
(6
)
CASH USED FOR FINANCING ACTIVITIES
(100
)
 
(38
)
EFFECT OF CHANGES IN FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE
RATES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
2

 
(12
)
CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
(99
)
 
(40
)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD
193

 
247

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD
$
94

 
$
207


See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.



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MERITOR, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EQUITY (DEFICIT)
(In millions)
(Unaudited)


 
Common
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Accumulated
Deficit
 
Treasury Stock
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
 
Total Deficit
Attributable to
Meritor, Inc.
 
Noncontrolling
Interests
 
Total
Beginning balance at September 30, 2015
$
99

 
$
865

 
$
(814
)
 
$
(55
)
 
$
(766
)
 
$
(671
)
 
$
25

 
$
(646
)
Comprehensive income

 

 
58

 

 
24

 
82

 
1

 
83

Equity based compensation expense

 
6

 

 

 

 
6

 

 
6

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

 
(43
)
 

 
(43
)
 

 
(43
)
Noncontrolling interest dividend

 

 

 

 

 

 
(1
)
 
(1
)
Ending Balance at March 31, 2016
$
99

 
$
871

 
$
(756
)

$
(98
)
 
$
(742
)
 
$
(626
)
 
$
25

 
$
(601
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beginning balance at September 30, 2014
$
97

 
$
918

 
$
(878
)
 
$

 
$
(749
)
 
$
(612
)
 
$
27

 
$
(585
)
Comprehensive income (loss)

 

 
72

 

 
(44
)
 
28

 

 
28

Vesting of restricted stock
2

 
(2
)
 

 

 

 

 

 

Repurchase of convertible notes

 
(2
)
 

 

 

 
(2
)
 

 
(2
)
Equity based compensation expense

 
5

 

 

 

 
5

 

 
5

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

 
(16
)
 

 
(16
)
 

 
(16
)
Noncontrolling interest dividends

 

 

 

 

 

 
(1
)
 
(1
)
Other equity adjustments

 
1

 

 

 

 
1

 

 
1

Ending Balance at March 31, 2015
$
99

 
$
920

 
$
(806
)

$
(16
)
 
$
(793
)
 
$
(596
)
 
$
26

 
$
(570
)

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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MERITOR, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)



1. Basis of Presentation
Meritor, Inc. (the “company” or “Meritor”), headquartered in Troy, Michigan, is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) and the aftermarket for the commercial vehicle, transportation and industrial sectors. The company serves commercial truck, trailer, military, bus and coach, construction and other industrial OEMs and certain aftermarkets. The condensed consolidated financial statements are those of the company and its consolidated subsidiaries.
Certain businesses are reported in discontinued operations in the condensed consolidated statement of operations, condensed consolidated statement of cash flows and related notes for all periods presented. Additional information regarding discontinued operations is discussed in Note 4.
In the opinion of the company, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting solely of adjustments of a normal, recurring nature, necessary to present fairly the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. These statements should be read in conjunction with the company’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015, as amended. The condensed consolidated balance sheet data as of September 30, 2015 was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all annual disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The results of operations for the three and six months ended March 31, 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year.
The company’s fiscal year ends on the Sunday nearest September 30. The second quarter of fiscal years 2016 and 2015 ended on April 3, 2016 and March 29, 2015, respectively. All year and quarter references relate to the company’s fiscal year and fiscal quarters, unless otherwise stated. For ease of presentation, September 30 and March 31 are used consistently throughout this report to represent the fiscal year end and second fiscal quarter end, respectively.
2. Earnings per Share
Basic earnings (loss) per share is calculated using the weighted average number of shares outstanding during each period. The diluted earnings (loss) per share calculation includes the impact of dilutive common stock options, restricted shares, restricted share units, performance share unit awards, and convertible securities, if applicable.
A reconciliation of basic average common shares outstanding to diluted average common shares outstanding is as follows (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Basic average common shares outstanding
91.3

 
97.9

 
91.9

 
97.9

Impact of restricted shares, restricted share units and performance share units
1.2

 
1.9

 
1.6

 
2.0

Impact of stock options

 
0.1

 

 
0.1

Impact of convertible notes

 
3.0

 

 
2.0

Diluted average common shares outstanding
92.5

 
102.9

 
93.5

 
102.0


In November 2015, the Board of Directors approved a grant of performance share units to all executives eligible to participate in the long-term incentive plan. Each performance share unit represents the right to receive one share of common stock or its cash equivalent upon achievement of certain performance and time vesting criteria. The fair value of each performance share unit was $10.51, which was the company’s share price on the grant date of December 1, 2015. The Board of Directors also approved a grant of 0.5 million restricted share units to these executives. The restricted share units vest at the earlier of three years from the date of grant or upon termination of employment with the company under certain circumstances. The fair value of each restricted share unit was $10.51, which was the company's share price on the grant date of December 1, 2015.

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MERITOR, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


The actual number of performance share units that will vest depends upon the company’s performance relative to the established performance metrics for the three-year performance period of October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2018, measured at the end of the performance period. The number of performance share units will depend on Adjusted EBITDA margin and Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations at the following weights: 50% associated with achieving an Adjusted EBITDA margin target and 50% associated with achieving an Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations target. The number of performance share units that vest will be between 0% and 200% of the grant date amount of 0.7 million performance share units.
In November 2014, the Board of Directors approved a grant of performance share units to all executives eligible to participate in the long-term incentive plan. Each performance share unit represents the right to receive one share of common stock or its cash equivalent upon achievement of certain performance and time vesting criteria. The fair value of each performance share unit was $13.74, which was the company’s share price on the grant date of December 1, 2014. The Board of Directors also approved a grant of 0.4 million restricted share units to these executives. The restricted share units vest at the earlier of three years from the date of grant or upon termination of employment with the company under certain circumstances. The fair value of each restricted share unit was $13.74, which was the company’s share price on the grant date of December 1, 2014.
The actual number of performance share units that will vest depends upon the company’s performance relative to the established performance metrics for the three-year performance period of October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2017, measured at the end of the performance period. The number of performance share units will depend on Adjusted EBITDA margin and Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations at the following weights: 75% associated with achieving an Adjusted EBITDA margin target and 25% associated with achieving an Adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations target. The number of performance share units that vest will be between 0% and 200% of the grant date amount of 0.6 million performance share units.
In November 2013, the Board of Directors approved a grant of performance share units to all executives eligible to participate in the long-term incentive plan. Each performance share unit represents the right to receive one share of common stock or its cash equivalent upon achievement of certain performance and time vesting criteria. The fair value of each performance share unit was $7.97, which was the company’s share price on the grant date of December 1, 2013.
The actual number of performance share units that will vest depends upon the company’s performance relative to the established M2016 goals for the three-year performance period of October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2016, measured at the end of the performance period. The number of performance share units will depend on meeting the established M2016 goals at the following weights: 50% associated with achieving an Adjusted EBITDA margin target, 25% associated with achieving a net debt including retirement benefit liabilities target, and 25% associated with achieving an incremental booked revenue target. The number of performance share units that vest will be between 0% and 200% of the grant date amount of 1.8 million performance share units including incremental share units that were issued subsequent to the December 1, 2013 grant date. There were 1.1 million and 1.0 million shares related to these performance share units included in the diluted earnings per share calculation for the three and six months ended March 31, 2016, respectively, as certain payout thresholds were achieved in the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 relative to the Adjusted EBITDA, net debt reduction and incremental booked revenue targets. There were 1.0 million and 0.8 million shares related to these performance share units included in the diluted earnings per share calculation for the three and six months ended March 31, 2015, respectively, as certain payout thresholds were achieved in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.
For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the dilutive impact of previously issued restricted shares, restricted share units, and performance share units was 1.2 million, compared to 1.9 million share units for the same period in the prior fiscal year. For the six months ended March 31, 2016, the dilutive impact of previously issued restricted shares, restricted share units, and performance share units was 1.6 million, compared to 2.0 million share units for the same period in the prior fiscal year. For the three and six months ended March 31, 2016, compensation cost related to restricted shares, restricted share units, performance share units and stock options was $3 million and $6 million, respectively, compared to $3 million and $5 million, respectively for the three and six months ended March 31, 2015.

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MERITOR, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


For each of the three- and six-month period ended March 31, 2016, options to purchase 0.7 million and 0.3 million shares of common stock, respectively, were excluded in the computation of diluted earnings per share because their exercise price exceeded the average market price for the periods and thus their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.
For the three and six months ended March 31, 2016 the company’s convertible senior unsecured notes were excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share, as the company’s average stock price during this period was less than conversion price for the notes. For the three and six months ended March 31, 2015, 3.0 million and 2.0 million shares, respectively, were included in the computation of diluted earnings per share because the average stock price during this period exceeded the conversion price for the 7.875 percent convertible notes due 2026.
3. New Accounting Standards
Accounting standards to be implemented
In April, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-10, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing. The ASU provides guidance regarding the identification of performance and licensing obligations. The amendments in this update affect the guidance in ASU 2014-09, which is not effective yet. The effective date and the transition requirements for the amendments in ASU 2016-10 are the same as the effective date and transition requirements in ASU 2014-09 as described below. Therefore, the company plans to implement this standard in the first quarter of the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 in connection with its planned implementation of ASU 2014-09 and is currently evaluating the potential impact of this new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718), Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. The ASU intends to simplify how share-based payments are accounted for. The standard is required to be adopted by public business entities in fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. Early adoption is permitted. The company is assessing the potential impact of this new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-08, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Principal versus Agent Considerations (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net) to clarify certain aspects of the principal-versus-agent guidance in its new revenue recognition standard. The amendments in this update affect the guidance in ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which is not yet effective. The effective date and transition requirements for the amendments in ASU 2016-08 are the same as the effective date and transition requirements of ASU 2014-09. Therefore, the company plans to implement this standard in the first quarter of the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 in connection with its planned implementation of ASU 2014-09. The company is currently evaluating the potential impact of this new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-07, Investments-Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323), Simplifying the Transition to the Equity Method of Accounting. The ASU will eliminate the requirement to apply the equity method of accounting retrospectively when a reporting entity obtains significant influence over a previously held investment. The standard is required to be adopted by public business entities in fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. Early adoption is permitted. The company does not expect a material impact on its consolidated financial statements from adoption of this guidance.

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-06, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815), Contingent Put and Call Options in Debt Instruments. The ASU clarifies that an exercise contingency itself does not need to be evaluated to determine whether it is in an embedded derivative, just the underlying option.The standard is required to be adopted by public business entities in fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. Early adoption is permitted. The company does not expect a material impact on its consolidated financial statements from adoption of this guidance.
   
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-05, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815), Effect of Derivative Contract Novations on Existing Hedge Accounting Relationships. The update clarifies that a change in a counterparty to a derivative instrument designated as a hedging instrument would not require the entity to dedesignate the hedging relationship and discontinue the application of hedge accounting. The standard is required to be adopted by public business entities in fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. Early adoption is permitted. The company does not expect a material impact on its consolidated financial statements from adoption of this guidance.

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MERITOR, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)



In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The update will require lessees to recognize a right-of-use asset and lease liability for substantially all leases. The standard is required to be adopted by public business entities in fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. Early adoption is permitted. The company plans to implement this standard in the first quarter of the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019 and is currently assessing the potential impact of this new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-01, Financial Instruments - Overall (Subtopic 825-10), Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, which requires equity investments (except those accounted for under the equity method of accounting or those that result in consolidation of the investee) to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in net income. The guidance is effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. Early adoption is permitted. The company does not expect a material impact on its consolidated financial statements from adoption of this guidance.

In November 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-17, Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes, as part of its Simplification Initiative, which updates Income Taxes (Topic 740) guidance to eliminate the requirement for an entity to separate deferred tax liabilities and tax assets between current and noncurrent amounts in a classified balance sheet. Deferred taxes will be presented as noncurrent under the new standard. The guidance is effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. Early adoption is permitted. The company plans to implement this standard in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 and is assessing the potential impact of this new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-11, Inventory (Topic 330): Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory, which requires entities that measure inventory using first-in, first-out (FIFO) or average cost to measure inventory at the lower of cost and net realizable value. The standard is required to be adopted by public business entities in fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. The company is assessing the potential impact of this new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15, Presentation of Financial Statements - Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40), which provides guidance about management's responsibility in evaluating whether there is substantial doubt relating to an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosures as applicable. ASU 2014-15 is effective for the interim and fiscal periods ending after December 15, 2016. Early adoption is permitted. The company does not expect a material impact on its consolidated financial statements from adoption of this guidance.

In June 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-12, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718), Accounting for Share-Based Payments When the Terms of an Award Provide That a Performance Target Could be Achieved After the Requisite Service Period. This guidance requires that an award with a performance target that affects vesting, and that could be achieved after the requisite service period, such as when an employee retires, but may still vest if and when the performance target is achieved, be treated as an award with performance conditions that affect vesting and the company apply existing guidance under ASC Topic 718, Compensation - Stock Compensation. The guidance is effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2015, including interim periods within those fiscal periods and may be applied either prospectively or retrospectively. The company is assessing the potential impact of this new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which requires companies to recognize revenue when a customer obtains control rather than when companies have transferred substantially all risks and rewards of a good or service and requires additional disclosure about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts. ASU 2014-09 was originally effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-14 which deferred the effective date of ASU 2014-09 by one year making it effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within those fiscal periods, while also providing for early adoption but not before the original effective date. The company plans to implement this standard in the first quarter of the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 and is currently evaluating the potential impact of this new guidance on its consolidated financial statements.
Accounting standards implemented during fiscal year 2016
In September 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-16, Simplifying the Accounting for Measurement-Period Adjustments, which updates Business Combination (Topic 805) guidance to eliminate the requirement to restate prior period financial statements for measurement period adjustments. The guidance should be applied prospectively to measurement period adjustments that occur

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after the effective date. The guidance is effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2015, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. Early adoption is permitted. The company adopted this standard in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2016. This guidance did not have a material impact on the company's consolidated financial statements.

In April 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-08, Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) and Property, Plant, and Equipment (Topic 360) - Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity. This guidance changes the definition of a discontinued operation to include only those disposals of components of an entity that represent a strategic shift that has (or will have) a major effect on an entity's operations and financial results. The guidance also requires new disclosure of both discontinued operations and certain other disposals that do not meet the definition of a discontinued operation. This guidance is to be applied prospectively and is effective for fiscal periods beginning on or after December 15, 2014, including interim periods within those fiscal periods. The company adopted this guidance in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016. The impact of this new guidance on the company's consolidated financial statements is dependent upon future business divestitures. Previous divestitures and amounts currently included in discontinued operations were not impacted.
4. Discontinued Operations
Results of discontinued operations are summarized as follows (in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
Sales
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) before income taxes
$
(1
)
 
$
3

 
$
(4
)
 
$

Benefit from income taxes

 
1

 
1

 
1

Income (loss) from discontinued operations attributable to Meritor, Inc.
$
(1
)

$
4

 
$
(3
)
 
$
1

Loss from discontinued operations attributable to the company for the three and six months ended March 31, 2016 was primarily related to changes in estimates related to legal costs incurred in connection with a previously divested business. Income from discontinued operations attributable to the company for the three and six months ended March 31, 2015 was primarily attributable to the settlement of indemnities on certain contingencies of previously divested businesses.
Total discontinued operations assets as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015 were $1 million and $4 million, respectively, and total discontinued operations liabilities as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015 were $6 million and $10 million, respectively.
5. Goodwill
In accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 350-20, “Intangibles - Goodwill and Other”, goodwill is reviewed for impairment annually during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year or more frequently if certain indicators arise. If business conditions or other factors cause the operating results and cash flows of a reporting unit to decline, the company may be required to record impairment charges for goodwill at that time.
The company tests goodwill for impairment at a level of reporting referred to as a reporting unit, which is an operating segment or one level below an operating segment (referred to as a component). A component of an operating segment is a reporting unit if the component constitutes a business for which discrete financial information is available and segment management regularly reviews the operating results of that component. When two or more components of an operating segment have similar economic characteristics, the components are aggregated and deemed a single reporting unit. An operating segment is deemed to be a reporting unit if all of its components are similar, if none of its components are a reporting unit, or if the segment comprises only a single component.

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(Unaudited)


A summary of the changes in the carrying value of goodwill by the company’s two reportable segments are presented below (in millions):
 
Commercial Truck & Industrial
 
Aftermarket
& Trailer
 
Total
Beginning balance at September 30, 2015
$
239

 
$
163

 
$
402

Foreign currency translation
(3
)
 

 
(3
)
Balance at March 31, 2016
$
236

 
$
163

 
$
399

6. Restructuring Costs
Restructuring reserves, primarily related to unpaid employee termination benefits attributable mainly to the company's Commercial Truck & Industrial segment were $9 million at March 31, 2016 and $10 million at September 30, 2015, respectively. The changes in restructuring reserves for the six months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 are as follows (in millions):
 
Employee
Termination
Benefits
 
Plant
Shutdown
& Other
 
Total
Beginning balance at September 30, 2015
$
10

 
$

 
$
10

Activity during the period:
 
 
 
 

Charges to continuing operations
2

 
1

 
3

Cash payments – continuing operations
(4
)
 

 
(4
)
Total restructuring reserves at March 31, 2016
8

 
1

 
9

Less: non-current restructuring reserves
(3
)
 

 
(3
)
Restructuring reserves – current, at March 31, 2016
$
5

 
$
1

 
$
6

 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at September 30, 2014
$
11

 
$

 
$
11

Activity during the period:
 
 
 
 
 
Charges to continuing operations
6

 

 
6

Cash payments – continuing operations
(3
)
 

 
(3
)
Other
(2
)
 

 
(2
)
Total restructuring reserves at March 31, 2015
12

 

 
12

Less: non-current restructuring reserves
(2
)
 

 
(2
)
Restructuring reserves – current, at March 31, 2015
$
10

 
$

 
$
10

2016 Restructuring Costs: During the first six months of fiscal year 2016, the company recorded restructuring costs of $3 million primarily associated with a labor reduction programs in China in the Commercial Truck & Industrial and Aftermarket and Trailer segments.
Consolidation of Certain Operations in 2015: During the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, the company recorded severance charges of $3 million associated with the elimination of approximately 50 hourly and 20 salaried positions in the Commercial Truck & Industrial segment in connection with the consolidation of certain gearing and machining operations in North America. Restructuring actions associated with this program were substantially complete as of September 30, 2015.
Closure of a Corporate Engineering Facility in 2015: During the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, the company notified approximately 30 salaried and contract employees that their positions were being eliminated due to the planned closure of a corporate engineering facility. The company recorded severance expenses of $1 million associated with this plan for the six months ended March 31, 2015. Restructuring actions associated with this program were substantially complete as of September 30, 2015.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


European Labor Reduction in 2015: During the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, the company initiated a European headcount reduction plan intended to reduce labor costs in response to continued soft markets in the region. The company eliminated approximately 20 hourly and 20 salaried positions and recorded $2 million of expected severance expenses in the Commercial Truck & Industrial segment in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015. Restructuring actions associated with this program were substantially complete as of June 30, 2015.
7. Income Taxes
For each interim reporting period, the company makes an estimate of the effective tax rate expected to be applicable for the full fiscal year pursuant to FASB ASC Topic 740-270, “Accounting for Income Taxes in Interim Periods.” The rate so determined is used in providing for income taxes on a year-to-date basis. Jurisdictions with a projected loss for the year or an actual year-to-date loss where no tax benefit can be recognized are excluded from the estimated annual effective tax rate. The impact of including these jurisdictions on the quarterly effective rate calculation could result in a higher or lower effective tax rate during a particular quarter, based upon the mix and timing of actual earnings versus annual projections.

Income tax expense (benefit) is allocated among continuing operations, discontinued operations and other comprehensive income ("OCI"). Such allocation is applied by tax jurisdiction, and in periods in which there is a pre-tax loss from continuing operations and pre-tax income in another category, such as discontinued operations or OCI, income tax expense is allocated to the other sources of income, with a related benefit recorded in continuing operations.

In prior years, the company established valuation allowances against its U.S. net deferred tax assets and the net deferred tax assets of its 100-percent-owned subsidiaries in France, the United Kingdom and certain other countries. In evaluating its ability to recover these net deferred tax assets, the company utilizes a consistent approach which considers its historical operating results, including an assessment of the degree to which any gains or losses are driven by items that are unusual in nature, and tax planning strategies. In addition, the company reviews changes in near-term market conditions and other factors that impact future operating results. Continued improvement in the company’s operating results could lead to reversal of some or all of these valuation allowances in the future. However, the company continues to maintain the valuation allowances in these jurisdictions, as the company believes the negative evidence that it will be able to recover these net deferred tax assets continues to outweigh the positive evidence. In addition, the company performs the same analysis in jurisdictions not in a valuation allowance to determine if a valuation allowance is required.

Although the company was profitable in the U.S. in 2014 and 2015, it has not generated enough positive evidence to warrant a reversal of the U.S. valuation allowance, so it continues to record a full valuation allowance against the U.S. net deferred tax assets. While the weight of negative evidence related to cumulative losses continues to decrease, the company believes that the objectively-measured negative evidence outweighs the subjectively-determined positive evidence.

For the three months ended March 31, 2016, the company had approximately $17 million of net pre-tax income compared to $24 million of net pre-tax income in the same period in fiscal year 2015 in tax jurisdictions in which tax expense (benefit) is not recorded.

For the six months ended March 31, 2016, the company had approximately $28 million of net pre-tax income compared to $36 million of net pre-tax income in the same period in fiscal year 2015 in tax jurisdictions in which tax expense is not recorded. Income arising from these jurisdictions resulted in an adjustment to the valuation allowance, rather than an adjustment to income tax expense.
8. Accounts Receivable Factoring and Securitization
     Off-balance sheet arrangements 
Swedish Factoring Facility: The company has an arrangement to sell trade receivables due from AB Volvo through one of its European subsidiaries. Under this arrangement, which terminates on June 28, 2016, the company can sell up to, at any point in time, €155 million ($176 million) of eligible trade receivables. On March 29, 2016, Meritor signed an amendment to increase the commitment to €155 million from €150 million. All other terms of the arrangement remain unchanged. The company is working to extend this arrangement before its current maturity date. The receivables under this program are sold at face value and are excluded from the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The company had utilized €107 million ($121 million) and €108 million ($121 million) of this accounts receivable factoring facility as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively.

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     The above facility is backed by a 364-day liquidity commitment from Nordea Bank which extends through December 2016. The commitment is subject to standard terms and conditions for this type of arrangement.
U.S. Factoring Facility: On February 19, 2016, the company entered into a new Receivables Purchase Agreement with Nordea Bank replacing a similar agreement that expired February 28, 2016. Under this new arrangement, which terminates on February 19, 2019, the company can sell up to, at any point in time, €80 million ($91 million) of eligible trade receivables from AB Volvo and its U.S. subsidiaries through one of the company's U.S. subsidiaries, an increase of €15 million compared to the previous agreement. The amount of eligible receivables sold may exceed Nordea Bank’s commitment at Nordea Bank’s discretion. The receivables under this program are sold at face value and are excluded from the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The company had utilized €42 million ($48 million) and €74 million ($83 million) of this accounts receivable factoring facility as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively.
     United Kingdom Factoring Facility: The company has an arrangement to sell trade receivables from AB Volvo and its European subsidiaries through one of its United Kingdom subsidiaries. Under this arrangement, which expires in February 2018, the company can sell up to, at any point in time, €25 million ($28 million) of eligible trade receivables. The receivables under this program are sold at face value and are excluded from the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The company had utilized €6 million ($7 million) and €8 million ($8 million) of this accounts receivable factoring facility as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively. The agreement is subject to standard terms and conditions for these types of arrangements, including a sole discretion clause whereby the bank retains the right to not purchase receivables, which has not been invoked since the inception of the program.
     Italy Factoring Facility: The company has an arrangement to sell trade receivables from AB Volvo and its European subsidiaries through one of its Italian subsidiaries. Under this arrangement, which expires in June 2017, the company can sell up to, at any point in time, €30 million ($34 million) of eligible trade receivables. The receivables under this program are sold at face value and are excluded from the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The company had utilized €17 million ($19 million) and €22 million ($24 million) of this accounts receivable factoring facility as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively. The agreement is subject to standard terms and conditions for these types of arrangements including a sole discretion clause whereby the bank retains the right to not purchase receivables, which has not been invoked since the inception of the program.
     In addition to the above facilities, a number of the company’s subsidiaries, primarily in Europe, factor eligible accounts receivable with financial institutions. Certain receivables are factored without recourse to the company and are excluded from accounts receivable in the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The amount of factored receivables excluded from accounts receivable under these arrangements was $14 million and $18 million at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively.
     Total costs associated with all of the off-balance sheet arrangements described above were $2 million and $1 million in the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and $4 million and $3 million in the six months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, and are included in selling, general and administrative expenses in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


     On-balance sheet arrangements
The company has a $100 million U.S. accounts receivables securitization facility. On December 4, 2015, the company entered into an amendment which extends the facility expiration date to December 4, 2018. The maximum permitted priority-debt-to-EBITDA ratio as of the last day of each fiscal quarter under the facility is 2.25 to 1.00. This program is provided by PNC Bank, National Association, as Administrator and Purchaser, and the other Purchasers and Purchaser Agents from time to time (participating lenders), which are party to the agreement. Under this program, the company has the ability to sell an undivided percentage ownership interest in substantially all of its trade receivables (excluding the receivables due from AB Volvo and subsidiaries eligible for sale under the U.S. accounts receivable factoring facility) of certain U.S. subsidiaries to ArvinMeritor Receivables Corporation ("ARC"), a wholly-owned, special purpose subsidiary. ARC funds these purchases with borrowings from participating lenders under a loan agreement. This program also includes a letter of credit facility pursuant to which ARC may request the issuance of letters of credit issued for the company’s U.S. subsidiaries (originators) or their designees, which when issued will constitute a utilization of the facility for the amount of letters of credit issued. Amounts outstanding under this agreement are collateralized by eligible receivables purchased by ARC and are reported as short-term debt in the condensed consolidated balance sheet. At March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, no amounts, including letters of credit, were outstanding under this program. This securitization program contains a cross default to the revolving credit facility. At certain times during any given month, the company may sell eligible accounts receivable under this program to fund intra-month working capital needs. In such months, the company would then typically utilize the cash received from customers throughout the month to repay the borrowings under the program. Accordingly, during any given month, the company may borrow under this program, amounts exceeding the amounts shown as outstanding at fiscal quarter ends.
9. Operating Cash Flow
The reconciliation of net income to cash flows provided by operating activities is as follows (in millions):
 
Six Months Ended March 31,
 
2016
 
2015
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Net income
$
59

 
$
73

Less: Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
(3
)
 
1

Income from continuing operations
62

 
72

Adjustments to income from continuing operations to arrive at cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
31

 
32

Restructuring costs
3

 
6

Loss on debt extinguishment

 
1

Gain on sale of property
(2
)
 

Equity in earnings of affiliates
(17
)
 
(18
)
Pension and retiree medical expense
10

 
14

Other adjustments to income from continuing operations
4

 
5

Dividends received from equity method investments
19

 
10

Pension and retiree medical contributions
(22
)
 
(24
)
Restructuring payments
(4
)
 
(3
)
Changes in off-balance sheet accounts receivable factoring
(51
)
 
40

Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions, divestitures, foreign currency adjustments and discontinued operations
7

 
(99
)
Operating cash flows provided by continuing operations
40

 
36

Operating cash flows used for discontinued operations
(1
)
 
(7
)
CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES
$
39

 
$
29


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


10. Inventories
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost (using FIFO or average methods) or market (determined on the basis of estimated realizable values) and are summarized as follows (in millions):
 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
Finished goods
$
146

 
$
133

Work in process
31

 
28

Raw materials, parts and supplies
185

 
177

Total
$
362

 
$
338

11. Other Current Assets
     Other current assets are summarized as follows (in millions):
 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
Current deferred income tax assets
$
20

 
$
20

Asbestos-related recoveries (see Note 20)
14

 
13

Prepaid and other
19

 
17

Other current assets
$
53

 
$
50

12. Net Property
     Net property is summarized as follows (in millions):
 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
Property at cost:
 
 
 
Land and land improvements
$
31

 
$
31

Buildings
221

 
214

Machinery and equipment
852

 
864

Company-owned tooling
116

 
116

Construction in progress
67

 
62

Total
1,287

 
1,287

Less: accumulated depreciation
(860
)
 
(868
)
Net property
$
427

 
$
419


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


13. Other Assets
     Other assets are summarized as follows (in millions):
 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
Investments in non-consolidated joint ventures
$
98

 
$
96

Asbestos-related recoveries (see Note 20)
37

 
42

Unamortized revolver debt issuance costs
8

 
10

Capitalized software costs, net
27

 
28

Non-current deferred income tax assets, net
28

 
28

Assets for uncertain tax positions
3

 
3

Prepaid pension costs
114

 
110

Other
17

 
15

Other assets
$
332

 
$
332

In accordance with FASB ASC Topic 350-40, costs relating to internally developed or purchased software in the preliminary project stage and the post-implementation stage are expensed as incurred. Costs in the application development stage that meet the criteria for capitalization are capitalized and amortized using the straight-line basis over the estimated economic useful life of the software.
The company holds a variable interest in a joint venture accounted for under the equity method of accounting. The joint venture manufactures components for commercial vehicle applications primarily on behalf of the company. The variable interest relates to a supply arrangement between the company and the joint venture whereby the company supplies certain components to the joint venture on a cost-plus basis. The company is not the primary beneficiary of the joint venture, as the joint venture partner has shared or absolute control over key manufacturing operations, labor relationships, financing activities and certain other functions of the joint venture. Therefore, the company does not consolidate the joint venture. At March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, the company’s investment in the joint venture was $45 million and $42 million, respectively.
14. Unconsolidated Significant Subsidiary
Article 10 of Regulation S-X (Rule 10-01(b)(1)) requires separate interim period summarized income statement information for each 50-percent-or-less-owned subsidiary not consolidated that would have been a significant subsidiary for annual periods in accordance with Rule 3-09 of Regulation S-X. In accordance with this guidance, the company’s non-consolidated joint venture Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems’ summarized income statement information is as follows (in millions):

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Six Months Ended
March 31,
 
2016
 
2015
 
2016
 
2015
 
(Unaudited)
Sales
$
83

 
$
88

 
$
168

 
$
170

Gross margin
$
21

 
$
19

 
$
43

 
$
37

Income from continuing operations
$
13

 
$
13

 
$
29

 
$
24

Net income
$
13

 
$
13

 
$
29

 
$
24


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


15. Other Current Liabilities
     Other current liabilities are summarized as follows (in millions):
 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
Compensation and benefits
$
98

 
$
122

Income taxes
13

 
9

Taxes other than income taxes
23

 
23

Accrued interest
14

 
14

Product warranties (see Note 16)
19

 
22

Environmental reserves (see Note 20)
8

 
9

Restructuring (see Note 6)
6

 
7

Asbestos-related liabilities (see Note 20)
17

 
17

Indemnity obligations (see Note 20)
2

 
2

Other
53

 
54

Other current liabilities
$
253

 
$
279

The company records estimated product warranty costs at the time of shipment of products to customers. Warranty reserves are primarily based on factors that include past claims experience, sales history, product manufacturing and engineering changes and industry developments. Liabilities for product recall campaigns are recorded at the time the company’s obligation is probable and can be reasonably estimated. Policy repair actions to maintain customer relationships are recorded as other liabilities at the time an obligation is probable and can be reasonably estimated. Product warranties, including recall campaigns, not expected to be paid within one year are recorded as a non-current liability.
A summary of the changes in product warranties is as follows (in millions):
 
Six Months Ended March 31,
 
2016
 
2015
Total product warranties – beginning of period
$
48

 
$
51

Accruals for product warranties
7

 
7

Payments
(9
)
 
(9
)
Change in estimates and other
1

 

Total product warranties – end of period
47

 
49

Less: Non-current product warranties
(28
)
 
(26
)
Product warranties – current
$
19

 
$
23

16. Other Liabilities
Other liabilities are summarized as follows (in millions):
 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
Asbestos-related liabilities (see Note 20)
$
121

 
$
109

Restructuring (see Note 6)
3

 
3

Non-current deferred income tax liabilities
99

 
99

Liabilities for uncertain tax positions
15

 
15

Product warranties (see Note 15)
28

 
26

Environmental (see Note 20)
8

 
8

Indemnity obligations (see Note 20)
12

 
13

Other
30

 
32

Other liabilities
$
316

 
$
305


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


17. Long-Term Debt
     Long-Term Debt, net of discounts where applicable, is summarized as follows (in millions):
 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
4.625 percent convertible notes due 2026 (1)
$

 
$
55

4.0 percent convertible notes due 2027(2)(4)
142

 
142

7.875 percent convertible notes due 2026(2)(5)
128

 
127

6.75 percent notes due 2021(3)(6)
270

 
270

6.25 percent notes due 2024(3)(7)
442

 
442

Capital lease obligation
17

 
17

Export financing arrangements and other
21

 
18

Unamortized discount on convertible notes
(17
)
 
(20
)
Subtotal
1,003

 
1,051

Less: current maturities
(25
)
 
(15
)
Long-term debt
$
978

 
$
1,036

(1) The 4.625 percent, convertible notes contained a put and call feature, which allowed for earlier redemption beginning in 2016. Substantially all of these notes were redeemed on March 1, 2016.
(2) The 4.0 percent and 7.875 percent convertible notes contain a put and call feature, which allows for earlier redemption beginning in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
(3) The 6.75 percent and 6.25 percent notes contain a call option, which allows for early redemption.
(4) The 4.0 percent convertible notes due 2027 are presented net of $1 million unamortized issuance costs as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015.
(5) The 7.875 percent convertible notes due 2026 are presented net of $2 million and $3 million unamortized issuance costs as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively, and $10 million original issuance discount as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015.
(6) The 6.75 percent notes due 2021 are presented net of $5 million unamortized issuance costs as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015.
(7) The 6.25 percent notes due 2024 are presented net of $8 million unamortized issuance costs as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015.

Revolving Credit Facility
On May 22, 2015, the company entered into a second amendment of its senior secured revolving credit facility. Pursuant to the revolving credit agreement as amended, the company has a $499 million revolving credit facility, $40 million of which matures in April 2017 for banks not electing to extend their commitments under the revolving credit facility, and $459 million of which matures in February 2019. The availability under this facility is dependent upon various factors, including principally performance against certain financial covenants as highlighted below. Prior to May 22, 2015, $89 million of the $499 million revolving credit facility was scheduled to mature in April 2017 for banks not electing to extend their commitments under the revolving credit facility, and $410 million was scheduled to mature in February 2019.
The availability under the revolving credit facility is subject to certain financial covenants based on (i) the ratio of the company’s priority debt (consisting principally of amounts outstanding under the revolving credit facility, U.S. accounts receivable securitization and factoring programs, and third-party non-working capital foreign debt) to EBITDA and (ii) the amount of annual capital expenditures. The company is required to maintain a total priority-debt-to-EBITDA ratio, as defined in the agreement, of 2.25 to 1.00 or less as of the last day of each fiscal quarter throughout the term of the agreement.
The availability under the revolving credit facility is also subject to a collateral test, pursuant to which borrowings on the revolving credit facility cannot exceed 1.0x the collateral test value. The collateral test is performed on a quarterly basis. At March 31, 2016, the revolving credit facility was collateralized by approximately $647 million of the company's assets, primarily consisting of eligible domestic U.S. accounts receivable, inventory, plant, property and equipment, intellectual property and the company's investment in all or a portion of certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


Borrowings under the revolving credit facility are subject to interest based on quoted LIBOR rates plus a margin and a commitment fee on undrawn amounts, both of which are based upon the company’s current corporate credit rating. At March 31, 2016, the margin over LIBOR rate was 325 basis points, and the commitment fee was 50 basis points. Overnight revolving credit loans are at the prime rate plus a margin of 225 basis points.
Certain of the company’s subsidiaries, as defined in the revolving credit agreement, irrevocably and unconditionally guarantee amounts outstanding under the revolving credit facility. Similar subsidiary guarantees are provided for the benefit of the holders of the publicly held notes outstanding under the company’s indentures (see Note 23).
No borrowings were outstanding under the revolving credit facility at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015. The amended and extended revolving credit facility includes $100 million of availability for the issuance of letters of credit. At March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, there were no letters of credit outstanding under the revolving credit facility.

Debt Securities
In December 2014, the company filed a shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, registering an unlimited amount of debt and/or equity securities that the company may offer in one or more offerings on terms to be determined at the time of sale. The December 2014 shelf registration statement superseded and replaced the shelf registration statement filed in February 2012, as amended.

Repurchase of Debt Securities
In February 2015, the company repurchased $15 million principal amount of the company's 4.0 percent convertible notes due 2027. The notes were repurchased at a premium equal to approximately 6 percent of their principal amount. The repurchase of $15 million principal amount of the company's 4.0 percent convertible notes was accounted for as an extinguishment of debt, and accordingly the company recognized an insignificant net loss on debt extinguishment, the majority of which is premium. The net loss on debt extinguishment is included in the consolidated statement of operations in interest expense, net. The repurchase was made under the company's equity and equity-linked repurchase authorizations (see Note 21).
On March 1, 2016, substantially all of the $55 million of principal amount 4.625 percent convertible notes were repurchased at 100 percent of the face value of the notes. The repurchase was made under the company's equity and equity linked repurchase authorizations (see Note 21). The amount remaining available for repurchases under these authorizations was $39 million at March 31, 2016.

Capital Leases
On March 20, 2012, the company entered into an arrangement to finance equipment acquisitions for various U.S. locations. Under this arrangement, the company can request financing from GE Capital Commercial, Inc. (GE Capital) for progress payments for equipment under construction, not to exceed $10 million at any time. The financing rate is equal to the 30-day LIBOR plus 475 basis points per annum. Under this arrangement, the company can also enter into lease arrangements with GE Capital for completed equipment. The lease term is 60 months and the lease interest rate is equal to the 5-year Swap Rate published by the Federal Reserve Board plus 564 basis points. The company had $8 million and $10 million outstanding under this capital lease arrangement as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively. In addition, the company had another $9 million and $7 million outstanding through other capital lease arrangements at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively.

Letter of Credit Facilities
On February 21, 2014, the company entered into an arrangement to amend and restate the letter of credit facility with Citicorp USA, Inc., as administrative agent and issuing bank, and the other lenders party thereto. Under the terms of this amended credit agreement, the company has the right to obtain the issuance, renewal, extension and increase of letters of credit up to an aggregate availability of $30 million through December 19, 2015. From December 20, 2015 through March 19, 2019, the aggregate availability is $25 million. This facility contains covenants and events of default generally similar to those existing in the company’s public debt indentures. There were $22 million and $24 million of letters of credit outstanding under this facility at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively. The company had another $6 million of letters of credit outstanding through other letter of credit facilities at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)



Export Financing Arrangements
The company entered into a number of export financing arrangements through its Brazilian subsidiary during fiscal year 2014.  The export financing arrangements are issued under an incentive program of the Brazilian government to fund working capital for Brazilian companies in exportation programs. The arrangements bear interest at 5.5 percent and have maturity dates in 2016 and 2017. There was $19 million and $18 million outstanding under these arrangements at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively.

Other
One of the company's consolidated joint ventures in China participates in a bills of exchange program to settle its obligations with its trade suppliers. These programs are common in China and generally require the participation of local banks. Under these programs, the company's joint venture issues notes payable through the participating banks to its trade suppliers. If the issued notes payable remain unpaid on their respective due dates, this could constitute an event of default under the company’s revolving credit facility if the defaulted amount exceeds $35 million per bank. As of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, the company had $8 million and $13 million, respectively, outstanding under this program at more than one bank.
18. Financial Instruments
Fair values of financial instruments are summarized as follows (in millions):
 
March 31, 2016
 
September 30, 2015
 
Carrying
Value
 
Fair
Value
 
Carrying
Value
 
Fair
Value
Cash and cash equivalents
$
94

 
$
94

 
$
193

 
$
193

Short-term debt
25

 
24

 
15

 
15

Long-term debt
978

 
958

 
1,036

 
1,123

Foreign exchange forward contracts (asset)

 

 
1

 
1

Foreign exchange forward contracts (liability)
2

 
2

 
3

 
3

Short-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)

 

 
1

 
1

Long-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)

 

 
1

 
1


The following table reflects the offsetting of derivative assets and liabilities (in millions):
 
March 31, 2016
 
September 30, 2015
 
Gross
Amounts Recognized
 
Gross Amounts
Offset
 
Net Amounts
Reported
 
Gross
Amounts Recognized
 
Gross Amounts
Offset
 
Net Amounts
Reported
Derivative Asset
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange forward contract

 

 

 
1

 

 
1

Derivative Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange forward contract
2

 

 
2

 
3

 

 
3

Fair Value
The current FASB guidance provides a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical instruments (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are described below:
Level 1 inputs use quoted prices in active markets for identical instruments.
 
Level 2 inputs use other inputs that are observable, either directly or indirectly. These Level 2 inputs include quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets and other inputs such as interest rates and yield curves that are observable at commonly quoted intervals.

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Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs, including inputs that are available in situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the related instrument.
In instances where inputs used to measure fair value fall into different levels in the above fair value hierarchy, fair value measurements in their entirety are categorized based on the lowest priority level input that is significant to the valuation. The company's assessment of the significance of particular inputs to these fair value measurements requires judgment and considers factors specific to each asset or liability.
Fair value of financial instruments by the valuation hierarchy at March 31, 2016 is as follows (in millions):
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Cash and cash equivalents
$
94

 
$

 
$

Short-term debt

 

 
24

Long-term debt

 
946

 
12

Foreign exchange forward contracts (liability)

 
2

 

Fair value of financial instruments by the valuation hierarchy at March 31, 2015 is as follows (in millions):
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Cash and cash equivalents
$
207

 
$

 
$

Short-term debt

 

 
5

Long-term debt

 
1,093

 
38

Foreign exchange forward contracts (asset)

 
5

 

Short-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)

 

 
2

Long-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)

 

 
2

The tables below provide a reconciliation of changes in fair value of the Level 3 financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value in the condensed consolidated balance sheet for the three and six months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively. No transfers of assets between any of the Levels occurred during these periods.
Three months ended March 31, 2016 (in millions)
 
Short-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)
 
Long-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)
 
Total
Fair Value as of December 31, 2015
 
$
2

 
$

 
$
2

Total unrealized gains (losses):
 
 
 
 
 


Included in other income
 
(2
)
 

 
(2
)
Transfer in and / or out of Level 3 (1)
 

 

 

Fair Value as of March 31, 2016
 
$

 
$

 
$


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


Three months ended March 31, 2015 (in millions)
 
Short-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)
 
Long-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)
 
Total
Fair Value as of December 31, 2014
 
$
4

 
$
1

 
$
5

Total unrealized gains (losses):
 
 
 
 
 
 
Included in other income
 
(1
)
 

 
(1
)
Total realized gains (losses):
 
 
 
 
 
 
Included in other income
 
3

 

 
3

Included in cost of sales
 
3

 

 
3

Purchases, issuances, sales and settlements:
 
 
 
 
 


Purchases
 
4

 

 
4

Settlements
 
(9
)
 
(1
)
 
(10
)
Transfer in and / or out of Level 3 (1)
 

 

 

Reclass between short-term and long-term
 
(2
)
 
2

 

Fair Value as of March 31, 2015
 
$
2

 
$
2

 
$
4

Six months ended March 31, 2016 (in millions)
 
Short-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)
 
Long-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)
 
Total
Fair Value as of September 30, 2015
 
$
1

 
$
1

 
$
2

Total unrealized gains (losses):
 
 
 
 
 
 
Included in other income
 
(2
)
 

 
$
(2
)
Included in cost of sales
 

 
(1
)
 
(1
)
Purchases, issuances, sales and settlements:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchases
 
1

 

 
$
1

Transfer in and / or out of Level 3 (1)
 

 

 

Fair Value as of March 31, 2016
 
$

 
$

 
$

Six months ended March 31, 2015 (in millions)
 
Short-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)
 
Long-term foreign currency option contracts (asset)
 
Total
Fair Value as of September 30, 2014
 
$
2

 
$
1

 
$
3

Total realized gains (losses):
 
 
 
 
 


Included in other income
 
3

 

 
3

Included in cost of sales
 
3

 

 
3

Purchases, issuances, sales and settlements:
 
 
 
 
 


Purchases
 
5

 

 
5

Settlements
 
(10
)
 
(1
)
 
(11
)
Transfer in and / or out of Level 3 (1)
 

 

 

Reclass between short-term and long-term
 
(1
)
 
2

 
1

Fair Value as of March 31, 2015
 
$
2

 
$
2

 
$
4

(1) Transfers as of the last day of the reporting period.
Cash and cash equivalents — All highly liquid investments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less are considered to be cash equivalents. The carrying value approximates fair value because of the short maturity of these instruments. The company did not have any cash equivalents at March 31, 2016 or September 30, 2015.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


     Short- and long-term debt — Fair values are based on transaction prices at public exchange for publicly traded debt. For debt instruments that are not publicly traded, fair values are based on interest rates that would be currently available to the company for issuance of similar types of debt instruments with similar terms and remaining maturities.
Foreign exchange forward contracts — The company uses foreign exchange forward purchase and sale contracts with terms of one year or less to hedge its exposure to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The fair value of foreign exchange forward contracts is based on a model which incorporates observable inputs including quoted spot rates, forward exchange rates and discounted future expected cash flows utilizing market interest rates with similar quality and maturity characteristics. For derivative instruments that are designated and qualify as a cash flow hedge, the effective portion of changes in the fair value of the contracts is recorded in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss in the statement of shareowners’ equity and is recognized in operating income when the underlying forecasted transaction impacts earnings.
Foreign currency option contracts — The company uses option contracts to mitigate foreign currency exposure on expected future Indian rupee denominated purchases. The contracts were entered into during the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 with effective dates from the start of fiscal year 2015 through the end of fiscal year 2017. In the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, the company monetized its outstanding foreign currency option contracts and entered into a new series of foreign currency option contracts with effective dates from the start of the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 through the end of fiscal year 2017. The fair value of the foreign currency option contracts is based on a third-party proprietary model, which incorporates inputs at varying unobservable weights of quoted spot rates, market volatility, forward rates, and time utilizing market instruments with similar quality and maturity characteristics. The company did not elect hedge accounting for these derivatives. Changes in fair value associated with these contracts are recorded in cost of sales in the consolidated statement of operations. In the first six months of fiscal year 2016, net unrealized losses totaled $1 million, all of which occurred during the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.
From time to time, the company will hedge against its foreign currency exposure related to translations to U.S. dollars of financial results denominated in foreign currencies. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, the company entered into a series of foreign currency option contracts with a total notional amount of $48 million to reduce volatility in the translation of Brazilian real earnings to U.S. dollars. These foreign currency option contracts did not qualify for a hedge accounting election but were expected to mitigate foreign currency translation exposure of Brazilian real earnings to U.S. dollars. In the second quarter of fiscal year 2015, the company monetized these outstanding foreign currency option contracts and entered into a new series of foreign currency option contracts with effective dates from the start of the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 through the end of fiscal year 2015. In the third and fourth quarters of fiscal year 2015, the company monetized these outstanding foreign currency option contracts. As of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, there were no Brazilian real foreign currency option contracts outstanding.

Also, in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, the company entered into a series of foreign currency contracts with total notional amounts of $30 million and $27 million to mitigate the risk of volatility in the translation of Swedish krona and euro earnings to U.S. dollars, respectively. During the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, the company entered into additional foreign currency contracts with total notional amounts of $19 million and $21 million to mitigate the risk of volatility in the translation of the Swedish krona and euro earnings to U.S. dollars, respectively. These foreign currency option contracts do not qualify for a hedge accounting election but are expected to mitigate foreign currency translation exposure of Swedish krona and euro earnings to U.S. dollars during fiscal year 2016. For the three and six months ended March 31, 2016, net unrealized losses totaled $2 million. The fair value of the foreign currency option contracts is based on a third-party proprietary model, which incorporates inputs at varying unobservable weights of quoted spot rates, market volatility, forward rates, and time utilizing market instruments with similar quality and maturity characteristics. Changes in fair value associated with these contracts are recorded in the consolidated statement of operations in other income, net.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


19. Retirement Benefit Liabilities
     Retirement benefit liabilities consisted of the following (in millions):
 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
Retiree medical liability
$
429

 
$
438

Pension liability
208

 
219

Other
13

 
14

Subtotal
650

 
671

Less: current portion (included in compensation and benefits, Note 15)
(39
)
 
(39
)
Retirement benefits
$
611

 
$
632

The components of net periodic pension and retiree medical expense included in Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31 are as follows (in millions):
 
2016
 
2015
 
Pension
 
Retiree Medical
 
Pension
 
Retiree Medical
Interest cost
27

 
5

 
18

 
5

Assumed return on plan assets
(25
)
 

 
(28
)
 

Recognized actuarial loss
6

 
3

 
7

 
5

Total expense (income)
$
8

 
$
8

 
$
(3
)
 
$
10


The components of net periodic pension and retiree medical expense included in Selling, general and administrative expenses for the six months ended March 31 are as follows (in millions):
 
2016
 
2015
 
Pension
 
Retiree Medical
 
Pension
 
Retiree Medical
Interest cost
33

 
9

 
36

 
10

Assumed return on plan assets
(50
)
 

 
(56
)
 

Recognized actuarial loss
12

 
6

 
14

 
10

Total expense (income)
$
(5
)
 
$
15

 
$
(6
)
 
$
20


20. Contingencies
Environmental
     Federal, state and local requirements relating to the discharge of substances into the environment, the disposal of hazardous wastes and other activities affecting the environment have, and will continue to have, an impact on the operations of the company. The process of estimating environmental liabilities is complex and dependent upon evolving physical and scientific data at the sites, uncertainties as to remedies and technologies to be used and the outcome of discussions with regulatory agencies. The company records liabilities for environmental issues in the accounting period in which they are considered to be probable and the cost can be reasonably estimated. At environmental sites in which more than one potentially responsible party has been identified, the company records a liability for its allocable share of costs related to its involvement with the site, as well as an allocable share of costs related to insolvent parties or unidentified shares. At environmental sites in which Meritor is the only potentially responsible party, the company records a liability for the total probable and estimable costs of remediation before consideration of recovery from insurers or other third parties.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


     The company has been designated as a potentially responsible party at nine Superfund sites, excluding sites as to which the company’s records disclose no involvement or as to which the company’s liability has been finally determined. Management estimates the total reasonably possible costs the company could incur for the remediation of Superfund sites at March 31, 2016 to be approximately $17 million, of which $2 million is probable and recorded as a liability. Included in reasonably possible amounts are estimates for certain remediation actions that may be required if current actions are deemed inadequate by the regulators.
     In addition to the Superfund sites, various other lawsuits, claims and proceedings have been asserted against the company, alleging violations of federal, state and local environmental protection requirements, or seeking remediation of alleged environmental impairments, principally at previously disposed-of properties. For these matters, management has estimated the total reasonably possible costs the company could incur at March 31, 2016 to be approximately $28 million, of which $14 million is probable and recorded as a liability.
     Included in the company’s environmental liabilities are costs for on-going operation, maintenance and monitoring at environmental sites in which remediation has been put into place. This liability is discounted using discount rates in the range of 0.5 to 2.5 percent and is approximately $8 million at March 31, 2016. The undiscounted estimate of these costs is approximately $8 million.
     The following are the components of the Superfund and non-Superfund environmental reserves (in millions):
 
Superfund Sites
 
Non-Superfund Sites
 
Total
Beginning balance at September 30, 2015
$
2

 
$
14

 
$
16

Payments and other

 
(3
)
 
(3
)
Accruals

 
3

 
3

Balance at March 31, 2016
$
2

 
$
14

 
$
16

Environmental reserves are included in Other Current Liabilities (see Note 15) and Other Liabilities (see Note 16) in the condensed consolidated balance sheet.
     The actual amount of costs or damages for which the company may be held responsible could materially exceed the foregoing estimates because of uncertainties, including the financial condition of other potentially responsible parties, the success of the remediation, discovery of new contamination and other factors that make it difficult to predict actual costs accurately. However, based on management’s assessment, after consulting with outside advisors that specialize in environmental matters, and subject to the difficulties inherent in estimating these future costs, the company believes that its expenditures for environmental capital investment and remediation necessary to comply with present regulations governing environmental protection and other expenditures for the resolution of environmental claims will not have a material effect on the company’s business, financial condition or results of operations. In addition, in future periods, new laws and regulations, changes in remediation plans, advances in technology and additional information about the ultimate clean-up remedies could significantly change the company’s estimates. Management cannot assess the possible effect of compliance with future requirements.
Asbestos
     Maremont Corporation (“Maremont”), a subsidiary of Meritor, manufactured friction products containing asbestos from 1953 through 1977, when it sold its friction product business. Arvin Industries, Inc., a predecessor of the company, acquired Maremont in 1986. Maremont and many other companies are defendants in suits brought by individuals claiming personal injuries as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing products.
Maremont had approximately 5,800 and 5,600 pending asbestos-related claims at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively. Although Maremont has been named in these cases, in the cases where actual injury has been alleged, very few claimants have established that a Maremont product caused their injuries. Plaintiffs’ lawyers often sue dozens or even hundreds of defendants in individual lawsuits, seeking damages against all named defendants irrespective of the disease or injury and irrespective of any causal connection with a particular product. For these reasons, the total number of claims filed is not necessarily the most meaningful factor in determining Maremont’s asbestos-related liability.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


     Maremont’s asbestos-related reserves and corresponding asbestos-related recoveries are summarized as follows (in millions):
 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
Pending and future claims
$
71

 
$
71

Billed but unpaid claims
2

 
3

Asbestos-related liabilities
$
73

 
$
74

Asbestos-related insurance recoveries
$
37

 
$
41

A portion of the asbestos-related recoveries and reserves are included in Other Current Assets and Liabilities, with the majority of the amounts recorded in Other Assets and Liabilities (see Notes 11, 13, 15 and 16).
         Pending and Future Claims: Maremont has engaged Bates White LLC (“Bates White”), a consulting firm with extensive experience estimating costs associated with asbestos litigation, to assist with determining the estimated cost of resolving pending and future asbestos-related claims that have been, and could reasonably be expected to be, filed against Maremont. Bates White prepares these cost estimates annually in September. Although it is not possible to estimate the full range of costs because of various uncertainties, Bates White advised Maremont that it would be possible to determine an estimate of a reasonable forecast of the cost of the probable settlement and defense costs of resolving pending and future asbestos-related claims, based on historical data and certain assumptions with respect to events that may occur in the future.
     As of September 30, 2015, Bates White provided a reasonable and probable estimate that consisted of a range of equally likely possibilities of Maremont’s obligation for asbestos personal injury claims over the next ten years of $71 million to $100 million. Management recognized a liability of $71 million as of each of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015 for pending and future claims over the next ten years. The ultimate cost of resolving pending and future claims is estimated based on the history of claims and expenses for plaintiffs represented by law firms in jurisdictions with an established history with Maremont. Historically, Maremont has recognized incremental insurance receivables associated with recoveries expected for asbestos-related liabilities as the estimate of asbestos-related liabilities for pending and future claims changes. However, Maremont currently expects that its settled insurance coverage will not be sufficient to fully offset its expected asbestos-related liabilities through the end of the ten-year forecasted liability period.
     Assumptions: The following assumptions were made by Maremont after consultation with Bates White and are included in their study:
Pending and future claims were estimated for a ten-year period ending in fiscal year 2025;
Maremont believes that the litigation environment could change significantly beyond ten years and that the reliability of estimates of future probable expenditures in connection with asbestos-related personal injury claims will decline for each year further in the future. As a result, estimating a probable liability beyond ten years is difficult and uncertain;
On a per claim basis, defense and processing costs for pending and future claims will be at the level consistent with Maremont’s prior experience;
Potential payments made to claimants from other sources, including other defendants and 524(g) trusts favorably impact Maremont’s estimated liability in the future; and
The ultimate indemnity cost of resolving nonmalignant claims with plaintiffs’ law firms in jurisdictions without an established history with Maremont cannot be reasonably estimated.
Recoveries: Maremont has insurance that reimburses a substantial portion of the costs incurred defending against asbestos-related claims. The insurance receivable related to asbestos-related liabilities is $37 million and $41 million as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively. The receivable is for coverage provided by one insurance carrier based on a coverage in place agreement. Maremont currently expects to exhaust the remaining limits provided by this coverage sometime in the next ten years. The difference between the estimated liability and insurance receivable is primarily related to exhaustion of settled insurance coverage within the forecasted period and proceeds from settled insurance policies. Amounts received from insurance settlements generally reduce recorded insurance receivables.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


Maremont maintained insurance coverage with other insurance carriers that management believes also covers indemnity and defense costs. During fiscal year 2013, Maremont re-initiated lawsuits against these carriers, seeking a declaration of its rights to coverage for asbestos claims and to facilitate an orderly and timely collection of insurance proceeds. One of these insurance policies has been partially settled in cash. On December 12, 2015, Maremont received $17 million, of which $5 million was recognized as reduction in asbestos expense and $12 million was recorded as a liability to the insurance carrier as it is required to be returned to the carrier if additional asbestos liability is not incurred. The settlement also provides additional recovery for Maremont if certain spending thresholds are met.
     The amounts recorded for the asbestos-related reserves and recoveries from insurance companies are based upon assumptions and estimates derived from currently known facts. All such estimates of liabilities and recoveries for asbestos-related claims are subject to considerable uncertainty because such liabilities and recoveries are influenced by variables that are difficult to predict. The future litigation environment for Maremont could change significantly from its past experience, due, for example, to changes in the mix of claims filed against Maremont in terms of plaintiffs’ law firms, jurisdictions and diseases; legislative or regulatory developments; Maremont’s approach to defending claims; or payments to plaintiffs from other defendants. Estimated recoveries are influenced by coverage issues among insurers and the continuing solvency of various insurance companies. If the assumptions with respect to the estimation period, the nature of pending and future claims, the cost to resolve claims and the amount of available insurance prove to be incorrect, the actual amount of liability for Maremont’s asbestos-related claims, and the effect on the company, could differ materially from current estimates and, therefore, could have a material impact on the company’s financial condition and results of operations.
     Rockwell International (“Rockwell”) — ArvinMeritor, Inc. (“AM”), a subsidiary of Meritor, along with many other companies, has also been named as a defendant in lawsuits alleging personal injury as a result of exposure to asbestos used in certain components of Rockwell products many years ago. Liability for these claims was transferred at the time of the spin-off of the automotive business from Rockwell in 1997. Rockwell had approximately 3,200 and 3,000 pending active asbestos claims in lawsuits that name AM, together with many other companies, as defendants at March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, respectively.
A significant portion of the claims do not identify any of Rockwell’s products or specify which of the claimants, if any, were exposed to asbestos attributable to Rockwell’s products, and past experience has shown that the vast majority of the claimants will likely never identify any of Rockwell’s products. Historically, AM has been dismissed from the vast majority of similar claims filed in the past with no payment to claimants. For those claimants who do show that they worked with Rockwell’s products, management nevertheless believes it has meritorious defenses, in substantial part due to the integrity of the products involved and the lack of any impairing medical condition on the part of many claimants.
     The Rockwell legacy asbestos-related reserves and corresponding asbestos-related recoveries are summarized as follows (in millions):
 
March 31,
2016
 
September 30,
2015
Pending and future claims
$
55

 
$
55

Billed but unpaid claims
3

 
3

Asbestos-related liabilities
$
58

 
$
58

Asbestos-related insurance recoveries
$
14

 
$
14

Pending and Future Claims: The company has engaged Bates White to assist with determining whether it would be possible to estimate the cost of resolving pending and future Rockwell legacy asbestos-related claims that have been, and could reasonably be expected to be, filed against the company. Bates White prepares these cost estimates annually in September. As of September 30, 2015, Bates White provided a reasonable and probable estimate that consisted of a range of equally likely possibilities of Rockwell’s obligation for asbestos personal injury claims over the next ten years of $55 million to $74 million. Management recognized a liability for the pending and future claims over the next ten years of $55 million as of each of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015. The ultimate cost of resolving pending and future claims is estimated based on the history of claims and expenses for plaintiffs represented by law firms in jurisdictions with an established history with Rockwell.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


  Assumptions: The following assumptions were made by the company after consultation with Bates White and are included in their study:
Pending and future claims were estimated for a ten-year period ending in fiscal year 2025;
The company believes that the litigation environment could change significantly beyond ten years and that the reliability of estimates of future probable expenditures in connection with asbestos-related personal injury claims will decline for each year further in the future. As a result, estimating a probable liability beyond ten years is difficult and uncertain;
On a per claim basis, defense and processing costs for pending and future claims will be at the level consistent with the company’s prior experience;
Potential payments made to claimants from other sources, including other defendants and 524(g) trusts favorably impact the company’s estimated liability in the future; and
The ultimate indemnity cost of resolving nonmalignant claims with plaintiff’s law firms in jurisdictions without an established history with Rockwell cannot be reasonably estimated.
Recoveries: The insurance receivable related to asbestos-related liabilities was $14 million as of each of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015. Included in these amounts are insurance receivables of $9 million as of each of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015 that are associated with policies in dispute. Rockwell has insurance coverage that management believes covers indemnity and defense costs, over and above self-insurance retentions, for most of these claims. The company has initiated claims against certain of these carriers to enforce the insurance policies, which are in various stages of the litigation process. The company expects to recover some portion of the defense and indemnity costs it has incurred to date, over and above self-insured retentions, and some portion of the costs for defending asbestos claims going forward. The amounts recognized for policies in dispute are based on consultation with advisors, status of settlement negotiations with certain insurers and underlying analysis performed by management. The remaining receivable recognized is related to coverage provided by one carrier based on a coverage-in-place insurance arrangement. If the assumptions with respect to the estimation period, the nature of pending claims, the cost to resolve claims and the amount of available insurance prove to be incorrect, the actual amount of liability for Rockwell's asbestos-related claims, and the effect on the company, could differ materially from current estimates and, therefore, could have a material impact on the company’s financial condition and results of operations.
Indemnifications
The company has provided indemnifications in conjunction with certain transactions, primarily divestitures. These indemnities address a variety of matters, which may include environmental, tax, asbestos and employment-related matters, and the periods of indemnification vary in duration.
In December 2005, the company guaranteed a third party’s obligation to reimburse another party for payment of health and prescription drug benefits to a group of retired employees. The retirees were former employees of a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company prior to it being acquired by the company. The wholly-owned subsidiary, which was part of the company’s light vehicle aftermarket business, was sold by the company in fiscal year 2006. Prior to May 2009, except as set forth hereinafter, the third party met its obligations to reimburse the other party. In May 2009, the third party filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code requiring the company to recognize its obligations under the guarantee. The company recorded a $28 million liability in fiscal year 2009 for this matter. At March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, the remaining estimated liability for this matter was approximately $13 million.
   In connection with the sale of its interest in MSSC in October 2009, the company provided certain indemnities to the buyer for its share of potential obligations related to pension funding shortfall, environmental and other contingencies, and valuation of certain accounts receivable and inventories. At March 31, 2016, the company had no exposure under this indemnity. At September 30, 2015, the company's exposure was approximately $1 million, which is included in other liabilities in the condensed consolidated balance sheet.
The company is not aware of any other claims or other information that would give rise to material payments under such indemnifications.
Other
The company identified certain sales transactions for which value added tax was required to be remitted to certain tax jurisdictions for tax years 2009 through 2015. At March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015, the company’s estimate of the probable liability was $10 million.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)


In March 2016, the company was served with a complaint filed against the company and other defendants in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint is a proposed class action and alleges that the company violated federal and state antitrust and other laws in connection with a former business of the company’s that manufactured and sold exhaust systems for automobiles. The alleged class is comprised of persons and entities that purchased or leased a passenger vehicle during a specified time period. In April the Company was served with a virtually identical suit also naming the company as a defendant on behalf of a purported class of automobile dealers. The company is reviewing the complaints and developing its response and intends to vigorously defend the claims. At this point, the company cannot estimate the ultimate impact on the company, and there can be no assurance that the ultimate resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the consolidated financial position, results of operations or liquidity.

In April 2016, the company was served with several complaints filed against the company and other defendants in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. These complaints allege damages, including diminution of property value, concealment/fraud and emotional distress resulting from alleged environmental pollution in and around a neighborhood in Grenada, Mississippi. Rockwell owned and operated a facility near the neighborhood from 1965 to 1985. The company is reviewing the complaints and developing its response and intends to vigorously defend the claims. The ultimate outcome of this litigation, and consequently, an estimate of the possible loss, if any, related to this litigation, cannot reasonably be determined at this time and no assurance can be given that the ultimate outcome would not materially adversely affect the company.
In addition, various lawsuits, claims and proceedings, other than those specifically disclosed in the condensed consolidated financial statements, have been or may be instituted or asserted against the company, relating to the conduct of the company’s business, including those pertaining to product liability, warranty or recall claims, intellectual property, safety and health, contract and employment matters. Although the outcome of other litigation cannot be predicted with certainty, and some lawsuits, claims or proceedings may be disposed of unfavorably to the company, management believes the disposition of matters that are pending will not have a material effect on the company’s business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. 
21. Shareowners' Equity
Equity and Equity-Linked Repurchase Authorizations
   In June 2014, the company’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $210 million of its equity and equity-linked securities (including convertible debt securities), subject to the achievement of its M2016 net debt reduction target and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and its debt covenants. In September 2014, the company’s Board authorized the repurchase of up to $40 million of its equity or equity-linked securities (including convertible debt securities) under the $210 million authorization that may be made annually without regard to achievement of the M2016 net debt reduction target. These authorizations have no stated expiration. During the six months ended March 31, 2016, the company repurchased 3.9 million shares of common stock for $43 million (including commission costs) pursuant to these authorizations. As of March 31, 2016, the company has repurchased 8.1 million shares of common stock for $98 million (including commission costs), $19 million principal amount of its 4.0 percent convertible notes due 2027, and substantially all of the $55 million principal amount of its 4.625 percent convertible notes due 2026 pursuant to the equity and equity-linked repurchase authorizations. The amount remaining available for repurchase under the authorization was $39 million as of March 31, 2016.
In January 2015, the Offering Committee of the company’s Board of Directors approved a repurchase program for up to $150 million aggregate principal amount of any of its public debt securities (including convertible debt securities) from time to time through open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions or otherwise, until September 30, 2016, subject to compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the company's debt covenants. This repurchase program is in addition to the equity and equity-linked repurchase authorizations described above. The amount remaining available for repurchases under this program is $150 million as of March 31, 2016 and September 30, 2015.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss (AOCL)
The components of AOCL and the changes in AOCL by components, net of tax, for three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 are as follows (in millions):
 
Foreign Currency Translation
 
Employee Benefit Related Adjustments
 
Unrealized Loss, net of tax
 
Total
Balance at December 31, 2015
$
(60
)
 
$
(696
)
 
$
(4
)
 
$
(760
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassification