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

FORM 10-Q
_______________

ý QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2015
 
OR
 
¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 For the transition period from                      to                     
 
Commission file number: 001-36272
_______________

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
_______________
Delaware
37-1744899
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
1450 Centrepark Boulevard, Suite 210
West Palm Beach, Florida
33401
(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (561) 207-9600
_______________
 
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  ý      No  ¨
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  ý      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.    
 
Large accelerated filer ¨
Accelerated filer ¨
Non-Accelerated filer x 
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 ý

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practical date.
 
Class
May 8, 2015
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
192,621,672 shares







Table of Contents
 
 
Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







Glossary of Defined Terms

Terms    
 
Definitions
Platform; We; Us; Our; the Company
 
Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and its subsidiaries, collectively, for all periods subsequent to the MacDermid Acquisition.
Acquisitions
 
The Agriphar Acquisition, Arysta Acquisition, CAS Acquisition, and MacDermid Acquisition, collectively.
Agriphar
 
Percival and its agrochemical business, Agriphar.
Agriphar Acquisition
 
Acquisition of Agriphar, completed on October 1, 2014.
AIs
 
Active ingredients.
Amended and Restated Credit Agreement
 
Platform’s credit agreement dated April 12, 2007, as amended on June 7, 2013, October 31, 2013 (Amendment No. 1), August 6, 2014 (Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and the Further Amendments pursuant to Amendment No. 2), October 1, 2014 (Incremental Amendment No. 1) and February 13, 2015 (Amendment No. 3).
Amendment No. 2
 
Amendment No. 2, dated as of August 6, 2014, entered into among, inter alia, Platform, MacDermid Holdings, MacDermid, the subsidiaries of the borrowers from time to time parties thereto, the lenders from time to time parties thereto and Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent, including the Further Amendments to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, entered into in connection with the CAS Acquisition.
Amendment No. 3
 
Amendment No. 3, dated as of February 13, 2015, entered into among, Platform, MacDermid Holdings, MAS Holdings, NAIP and certain subsidiaries of Platform and MacDermid Holdings, the lenders from time to time parties thereto and Barclays Bank PLC, entered into in connection with the Arysta Acquisition.
Annual Report
 
Platform's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, filed with the SEC on March 30, 2015.
Arysta
 
Arysta LifeScience Limited, an Irish private limited company.
Arysta Acquisition
 
Acquisition of Arysta, completed on February 13, 2015.
ASC
 
Accounting Standard Codification.
Board
 
Platform’s board of directors.
CAS
 
AgroSolutions business of Chemtura.
CAS Acquisition
 
Acquisition of CAS, completed on November 3, 2014.
Chemtura
 
Chemtura Corporation, a Delaware corporation.
Credit Facilities
 
The First Lien Credit Facility and the Revolving Credit Facility, collectively, available under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
Domestication
 
Platform’s change of jurisdiction of incorporation from the British Virgin Islands to Delaware on January 22, 2014.
ESPP
 
Platform Specialty Products Corporation 2014 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, adopted by the Board on March 6, 2014 and approved by Platform’s stockholders at the annual meeting held on June 12, 2014.
Euro Tranche Term Loans
 
Term loans denominated in Euros in an aggregate amount of €205 million borrowed in connection with the CAS Acquisition.
Exchange Act
 
U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
FASB
 
Financial Accounting Standard Board.
First Lien Credit Facility
 
First lien credit facility available under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
Founder Entities
 
Mariposa Acquisition, LLC and Berggruen Acquisition Holdings, IV, Ltd., collectively.
Further Amendments
 
Further amendments to our Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement pursuant to the Amendment No. 2 entered on August 6, 2014 by and among Platform, Barclays Bank PLC, the several lenders from time to time party thereto and the other parties thereto, which became effective upon the consummation of the CAS Acquisition on November 3, 2014.
Incremental Amendment
 
Incremental amendment No. 1 to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement entered into on October 1, 2014 by and among Platform and MacDermid, as borrowers, MacDermid Holdings, certain subsidiaries of MacDermid Holdings and Platform, Barclays Bank PLC, as collateral agent and administrative agent, and the incremental lender party thereto.


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Terms    
 
Definitions
Initial Public Offering
 
Initial public offering of Platform (formerly named “Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited”) completed on the London Stock Exchange on May 22, 2013, raising net proceeds of approximately $881 million.
MacDermid
 
MacDermid, Incorporated, a Connecticut corporation.
MacDermid Acquisition
 
Platform’s acquisition on October 31, 2013 of substantially all of the equity of MacDermid Holdings, which, at the time, owned approximately 97% of MacDermid. As a result, Platform became a holding company for the MacDermid business. Platform acquired the remaining 3% of MacDermid on March 4, 2014, pursuant to the terms of an Exchange Agreement, dated October 25, 2013, between Platform and the fiduciaries of the 401K Plan.
MacDermid Holdings
 
MacDermid Holdings, LLC which, at the time of the MacDermid Acquisition, owned approximately 97% of MacDermid, a subsidiary of MacDermid Holdings.
MAS Holdings
 
MacDermid Agricultural Solutions Holdings B.V., a company organized under the laws of the Netherlands and a subsidiary of Platform.
NAIP
 
Netherlands Agricultural Investment Partners, LLC, a company organized under the laws of the Netherlands and a subsidiary of Platform.
New Euro Tranche Term Loans
 
New term loans denominated in Euros in an aggregate amount of €83 million borrowed in connection with the Arysta Acquisition.
New Tranche B Term Loans
 
New Tranche B term loans denominated in U.S. dollars in an aggregate principal amount of $130 million, borrowed in connection with the CAS Acquisition through an increase in Platform’s existing tranche B term loan facility.
New Tranche B-2 Term Loans
 
New Tranche B-2 term loans denominated in U.S. dollars in an aggregate principal amount of $500 million, borrowed in connection with the Arysta Acquisition through an increase in Platform’s existing tranche B term loan facility.
Notes Offering
 
Private offering of $1.10 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.50% USD Notes due 2022 and €350 million aggregate principal amount of 6.00% EUR Notes due 2023 to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act, completed on February 2, 2015.
NYSE
 
New York Stock Exchange.
Original Seller
 
Nalozo S.à.r.l., a Luxembourg limited liability company and the original seller in the Arysta Acquisition.
PDH
 
Platform Delaware Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Platform.
PDH Common Stock
 
Shares of common stock of PDH.
Pension Plan
 
MacDermid, Incorporated Employees’ Pension Plan (as amended and restated, effective January 1, 2009), a non-contributory domestic defined benefit pension plan.
Percival
 
Percival S.A., a société anonyme incorporated and organized under the laws of Belgium, acquired by Platform on October 1, 2014.
Pershing Square
 
Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.
Retaining Holder
 
Each Holder of an equity interest of MacDermid Holdings immediately prior to the closing of the MacDermid Acquisition, who executed a RHSA.
Revolving Credit Facility
 
Revolving Credit Facility available under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
Quarterly Report
 
This quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015.
RSUs
 
Restricted stock units issued by Platform from time to time under the 2013 Plan.
RHSA
 
Retaining Holder Securityholders’ Agreement dated October 10, 2013 entered into by and between Platform and each Retaining Holder pursuant to which they agreed to exchange their respective interests in MacDermid Holdings for shares of PDH Common Stock, at an exchange rate of $11.00 per share plus (i) a proportionate share of the $100 million contingent consideration and (ii) an interest in certain MacDermid pending litigation.
SEC
 
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Security Agreement
 
Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement, amended and restated as of October 31, 2013, as amended, supplemented and modified from time to time, entered into by Platform, MacDermid and the guarantors listed therein.


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Terms    
 
Definitions
Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement
 
Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of August 6, 2014, among, inter alia, Platform, MacDermid Holdings, MacDermid, the subsidiaries of the borrowers from time to time parties thereto, the lenders from time to time parties thereto and Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent.
Securities Act
 
U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Seller
 
Nalozo, L.P., an affiliate of the Original Seller who became the seller in the Arysta Acquisition pursuant to an amendment to the share purchase agreement dated February 11, 2015.
Seller Resale Registration Statement
 
Registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-202287) initially filed on February 25, 2015 to register the resale of a maximum of 22,107,590 shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Series B Preferred Stock pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into with the Seller dated February 13, 2015. The Seller Registration Statement was amended on March 20, 2015 and April 29, 2015, and declared effective by the SEC on May 6, 2015.
Series A Preferred Stock
 
2,000,000 shares of Platform’s Series A preferred stock which were automatically converted from ordinary shares held by the Founder Entities upon the Domestication, and which are convertible into shares of Platform’s common stock, on a one-for-one basis, at any time at the option of the Founder Entities.
Series B Convertible Preferred Stock
 
600,000 shares of Platform’s Series B convertible preferred stock issued to the Seller in connection with the Arysta Acquisition on February 13, 2015, which are convertible into a maximum of 22,107,590 shares of Platform's common stock at the option of the Seller.
SERP
 
Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan for executive officers of Platform.
Tartan
 
Tartan Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and subsidiary of Platform, formed at the time of the MacDermid Acquisition to hold the PDH Common Stock in exchange of MacDermid Holdings equity interests.
USD Incremental Loans
 
Incremental term loans under the Incremental Amendment to the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement in an aggregate principal amount of $300 million used to finance the Agriphar Acquisition.
U.S. GAAP
 
Generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.
2013 Plan
 
Platform Specialty Products Corporation Amended and Restated 2013 Incentive Compensation Plan adopted by the Board on October 31, 2013, as amended on December 16, 2013 and approved by Platform’s stockholders at the annual meeting held on June 12, 2014.
401K Plan
 
MacDermid, Incorporated Profit Sharing and Employee Savings Plan.
6.00% EUR Notes due 2023
 
Platform’s 6.00% senior notes due 2023 denominated in Euros issued in the Notes Offering.
6.50% USD Notes due 2022
 
Platform’s 6.50% senior notes due 2022 denominated in U.S. dollars issued in the Notes Offering.




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Part I. Financial Information
 
Item 1. Financial Statements
 
PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except per share amounts)

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Net sales
$
534.8

 
$
183.7

Cost of sales
327.7

 
99.5

Gross profit
207.1

 
84.2

Operating expenses:
 

 
 
Selling, technical, general and administrative
190.4

 
74.0

Research and development
12.9

 
6.2

Restructuring
1.6

 

Total operating expenses
204.9

 
80.2

Operating profit
2.2

 
4.0

Other (expense) income:
 

 
 

Interest, net
(39.4
)
 
(7.7
)
Other income (expense), net
35.6

 
(0.1
)
Total other expense
(3.8
)
 
(7.8
)
Loss before income taxes and non-controlling interests
(1.6
)
 
(3.8
)
Income tax expense
(24.7
)
 
(2.1
)
Net loss
(26.3
)
 
(5.9
)
Net income attributable to the non-controlling interests
(0.4
)
 
(1.5
)
Net loss attributable to common stockholders
$
(26.7
)
 
$
(7.4
)
Loss per share
 

 
 

Basic
$
(0.14
)
 
$
(0.07
)
Diluted
$
(0.14
)
 
$
(0.07
)
Weighted average shares outstanding (In millions)
 

 
 
Basic
191.9

 
107.2

Diluted
191.9

 
107.2

 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements


1






PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Net loss
$
(26.3
)
 
$
(5.9
)
Other comprehensive loss, before tax
 

 
 

Foreign currency translation adjustments
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments arising during the period
(425.3
)
 
3.3

 
 
 
 
Pension and post-retirement plans
 
 
 
Pension and post-retirement plan, net of tax
(0.5
)
 
0.2

 
 
 
 
Unrealized loss on available for sale securities
 
 
 
Unrealized holding loss on available for sale securities
(0.1
)
 
(0.1
)
Unrealized loss on available for sale securities
(0.1
)
 
(0.1
)
Tax benefit (expense)

 

Unrealized loss on available for sale securities, net of tax
(0.1
)
 
(0.1
)
 
 
 
 
Total other comprehensive loss, net of tax
(425.9
)
 
3.4

Comprehensive loss
(452.2
)
 
(2.5
)
Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to the non-controlling interests
8.3

 
(1.5
)
Comprehensive loss attributable to common stockholders
$
(443.9
)
 
$
(4.0
)
 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements


2






PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except share and per share amounts)
 
March 31,
 
December 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
297.3

 
$
397.3

Restricted cash

 
600.0

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $10.8 and $9.6 at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively
1,054.1

 
327.3

Inventories
460.9

 
205.8

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
169.0

 
48.0

Total current assets
1,981.3

 
1,578.4

Property, plant and equipment, net
280.0

 
175.0

Goodwill
2,908.9

 
1,405.3

Intangible assets, net
2,769.6

 
1,341.5

Other assets
128.1

 
57.4

Total assets
$
8,067.9

 
$
4,557.6

Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity
 

 
 

Revolving credit facilities
173.3

 

Current installments of long-term debt
20.8

 
15.1

Accounts payable
389.5

 
106.7

Accrued salaries, wages and employee benefits
38.8

 
31.3

Accrued income taxes payable
27.5

 
16.7

Accrued working capital adjustment payable
4.2

 
14.3

Accrued customer rebates and sales incentives
105.9

 
9.9

Financial guarantees and factoring
89.9

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
148.5

 
48.6

Total current liabilities
998.4

 
242.6

Long-term debt
3,424.4

 
1,400.8

Long-term retirement benefits, less current portion
45.6

 
38.8

Long-term deferred income taxes
647.2

 
202.3

Long-term contingent consideration
66.6

 
63.9

Other long-term liabilities
113.1

 
56.6

Total liabilities
5,295.3

 
2,005.0

Commitments and contingencies (Note 15)


 


Redeemable preferred stock - Series B
645.9

 

Stockholders' Equity
 

 
 

Preferred stock - Series A

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value per share (effective January 23, 2014), 400,000,000 shares authorized, 192,221,572 and 182,066,980 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively
1.9

 
1.9

Additional paid-in capital
2,814.3

 
2,812.4

Accumulated deficit
(250.8
)
 
(224.1
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(547.8
)
 
(130.6
)
Total stockholders equity
2,017.6

 
2,459.6

Non-controlling interests
109.1

 
93.0

Total equity
2,126.7

 
2,552.6

Total liabilities, redeemable preferred shares and stockholders' equity
$
8,067.9

 
$
4,557.6


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements


3






PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In millions)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2015
 
2014
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net cash flows (used in) provided by operating activities
(70.0
)
 
21.1

Cash flows from investing activities:
 

 
 

Capital expenditures, net
(20.8
)
 
(2.0
)
Change in restricted cash
600.0

 

Acquisition of businesses, net
(2,789.2
)
 
5.9

Investment in registrations of products
(8.4
)
 

Other, net
0.1

 
(1.1
)
Net cash flows (used in) provided by investing activities
(2,218.3
)
 
2.8

Cash flows from financing activities:
 

 
 

Proceeds from issuance of debt, net of discount, premium and fees
2,084.0

 

Change in revolving credit facilities, net
157.9

 

Repayments of borrowings
(3.6
)
 
(2.0
)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net
1.0

 
172.5

Payment of debt financing fees
(44.6
)
 

Other, net
4.2

 
(0.2
)
Net cash flows provided by financing activities
2,198.9

 
170.3

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(10.6
)
 
(0.6
)
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents
(100.0
)
 
193.6

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
397.3

 
123.0

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
297.3

 
$
316.6

 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements


4






PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except share and per share amounts)
 
Preferred Stock
 
Common Stock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Accumulated
Deficit
 
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
loss
 
Total
Stockholders'
Equity
 
Non-
controlling
interest
 
Total equity
Balance at December 31, 2014
2,000,000

 
$

 
182,066,980

 
$
1.9

 
$
2,812.4

 
$
(224.1
)
 
$
(130.6
)
 
$
2,459.6

 
$
93.0

 
$
2,552.6

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 
(26.7
)
 

 
(26.7
)
 
0.4

 
(26.3
)
Other comprehensive loss, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 
(417.2
)
 
(417.2
)
 
(8.7
)
 
(425.9
)
Issuance of common shares to Founders from stock dividend declared on December 31, 2014

 

 
10,050,290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of common shares to former non-founder director for exercise of stock options

 

 
75,000

 

 
0.9

 

 

 
0.9

 

 
0.9

Conversion of PDH non-controlling interest to common shares

 

 
21,316

 

 
0.2

 

 

 
0.2

 
(0.2
)
 

Issuance of common shares from Employee Stock Purchase Plan

 

 
7,986

 

 
0.1

 

 

 
0.1

 

 
0.1

Equity compensation expense

 

 

 

 
0.7

 

 

 
0.7

 

 
0.7

Acquisition of non-controlling interest with Arysta Acquisition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
24.6

 
24.6

Balance at March 31, 2015
2,000,000

 
$

 
192,221,572

 
$
1.9

 
$
2,814.3

 
$
(250.8
)
 
$
(547.8
)
 
$
2,017.6

 
$
109.1

 
$
2,126.7


 
Preferred Stock
 
Common Stock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Accumulated
Deficit
 
Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income (loss)
 
Total
Stockholders'
Equity
 
Non-
controlling
interest
 
Total equity
Balance at December 31, 2013
2,000,000

 
$

 
103,571,941

 
$

 
$
1,212.0

 
$
(194.2
)
 
$
1.3

 
$
1,019.1

 
$
96.0

 
$
1,115.1

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 
(7.4
)
 

 
(7.4
)
 
1.5

 
(5.9
)
Other comprehensive loss, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 
3.4

 
3.4

 

 
3.4

Impact of Domestication

 

 

 
1.0

 
(1.0
)
 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of common shares at $11.00 per share on January 5, 2014

 

 
3,959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise of warrants for common shares at $11.50 per share

 

 
14,992,950

 
0.2

 
172.3

 

 

 
172.5

 

 
172.5

Issuance of common shares at $11.00 per share in connection with 401(k) Exchange Agreement

 

 
1,670,386

 

 
18.4

 

 

 
18.4

 

 
18.4

Distribution to non-controlling interest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
(0.2
)
 
(0.2
)
Balance at March 31, 2014
2,000,000

 
$

 
120,239,236

 
$
1.2

 
$
1,401.7

 
$
(201.6
)
 
$
4.7

 
$
1,206.0

 
$
97.3

 
$
1,303.3


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements


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PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)


1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Platform Specialty Products Corporation is a global, diversified producer of high-technology specialty chemical products. As further described in Note 19, Segment Information, the Company operates in two segments: Performance Applications and Agricultural Solutions.
Platform was originally incorporated with limited liability under the laws of the British Virgin Islands under the BVI Companies Act on April 23, 2013. Until the MacDermid Acquisition on October 31, 2013, as described below, the Company had neither engaged in any operations nor generated any income.
On October 31, 2013, the Company completed the MacDermid Acquisition pursuant to which it indirectly acquired substantially all of the equity of MacDermid Holdings, which, at the time, owned approximately 97% of MacDermid. The Company acquired the remaining 3% of MacDermid on March 4, 2014, pursuant to the terms of an Exchange Agreement, dated October 25, 2013, between the Company and the fiduciaries of the 401K Plan.  On January 22, 2014, the Company completed its Domestication and on January 23, 2014, the Company's common stock, par value $0.01 per share, began trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “PAH.”
Basis of Presentation
These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and related information have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP for interim financial information and in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of the SEC. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements reflect all adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, normal and recurring and necessary for a fair statement of the results of operations. These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the related notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report.
The year-end condensed consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by U.S. GAAP.
Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include Platform's accounts, all of its majority-owned domestic and foreign subsidiaries, and a variable interest entity of which the Company is deemed to be the primary beneficiary. All subsidiaries are included in the condensed consolidated financial statements for the entire period or, if acquired, from the date that the Company obtains control, in accordance with U.S GAAP. The Company fully consolidates the income, expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows of subsidiaries from the date it acquires control up to the date control ceases. All intercompany accounts and transactions were eliminated in consolidation.
Significant Accounting Policies
Marketable Equity Securities
Equity securities that have a readily determinable fair value are classified as available for sale and are carried at fair value. Unrealized holding gains and losses are recorded in other comprehensive income. Equity securities which do not have readily determinable fair values are recorded at cost, and are evaluated whenever events or changes in circumstance indicate that the carrying values of such investments may be impaired.


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PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



Financial Guarantees and Factoring of Accounts Receivable
Guarantees provided to financial institutions on vendor and customer loans used to settle outstanding accounts receivable balances are recorded liabilities until such time when the guarantee period has elapsed, at which time the accounts receivable balance and the related financial guarantee is reversed.
Factoring arrangements transferring substantially all economic risks and rewards associated with trade receivables to a third party are accounted for by derecognizing the trade receivables upon receiving the cash proceeds from the factoring arrangement. Factoring arrangements that transfer to a third party some, but not substantially all, economic risks and rewards and where the assets subject to the factoring remain under our control are accounted for by not derecognizing the trade receivable and by recognizing any related obligation to the third party.
Product Registrations
Product registrations represent external costs incurred to obtain distribution rights from regulatory bodies for certain products in our Agricultural Solutions segment. These costs include laboratory testing, legal, regulatory filing and other costs. Only costs associated with products that are probable of generating future cash flows are capitalized. The capitalized costs are amortized over the useful life of the registrations and included in "Selling, technical, general and administrative" expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations and are evaluated for impairment in the same manner as other finite-lived intangible assets.
Equity Method Investments
Investments in which we have the ability to exercise significant influence, but do not control, are accounted for under the equity method of accounting and are included in Other assets on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. Significant influence generally exists when we hold between 20% and 50% of the voting power of another entity. Investments are initially recognized at cost. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include our share of net earnings or losses from the date that significant influence commences until the date that significant influence ceases. When our share of losses exceeds our interest in an equity investment, the carrying amount of that interest is reduced to zero, and the recognition of further losses is discontinued, except to the extent that we have an obligation or have made payments on behalf of the investee.
Revenue Recognition
The Company recognizes revenue, including freight charged to customers, net of applicable rebates, estimates for sales returns and allowances and discounts, when the earnings process is complete. This occurs when products are shipped to or received by the customer in accordance with the terms of the agreement, title and risk of loss have been transferred, collectability is probable and pricing is fixed or determinable.
The Company allows certain distributors within the Agricultural Solutions segment one-time, non-repeatable extensions of credit on a limited portion of purchases made during a purchasing cycle which remain in the distributor’s inventory. The extension of credit is not a right to return, and distributors must pay unconditionally when the extended credit period expires.
Accounting Policies Recently Adopted and Pending Pronouncements
Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820) - In May 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-07, “Disclosures for Investments in Certain Entities That Calculate Net Asset Value per Share (or Its Equivalent).” This update eliminates diversity in practice related to investments whose fair value is measured using net asset values as a practical expedient, and removes the requirement to categorize such investments within the fair value hierarchy. The guidance is effective retrospectively for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015, with early adoption permitted. The Company is in the process of evaluating the impact of this new ASU, but does not expect it to have a material impact on its financial statements.
Intangibles - Goodwill and Other - Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40) - In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-05, “Customer's Accounting for Fees Paid in a Cloud Computing Arrangement.” This update provides explicit guidance to customers utilizing a cloud computing solution to help determine whether such an arrangement include a software license, in which case the accounting applied would be similar to that of other software license arrangements. Otherwise, the arrangement would be accounted for as a service contract. The guidance is effective prospectively for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after


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December 15, 2015, with early adoption permitted. The Company does not expect this ASU to have a material impact on its financial statements.
Interest - Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30) - In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, “Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs.” This update eliminates the difference in the presentation of debt issuance costs and debt discount and premiums by requiring that debt issuance costs be presented as deductions from the carrying value of the related debt, in a manner similar to debt discounts. The guidance is effective retroactively for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015, with early adoption permitted. The Company will early adopt this ASU as of June 30, 2015, and will accordingly reclassify approximately $55.0 million of debt issuance costs from assets to contra-liabilities.
Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815) - In November 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-16, “ Determining Whether the Host Contract in a Hybrid Financial Instrument Issued in the Form of a Share Is More Akin to Debt or to Equity (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force).” Under current practice, there were predominantly two methods used to evaluate whether the nature of the host contract in a hybrid financial instrument is more akin to debt or equity: one considered all the features including the embedded and the other excluded the embedded derivative in the consideration. This update eliminates the difference in practice by clarifying that the evaluation should be based on all the instrument’s features, including the embedded derivative, and that no single term or feature would necessarily determine the economic characteristics and risks of the host contract. The guidance is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015 and is applied in a modified retrospective basis to existing hybrid financial instruments issued in the form of a share as of the beginning of our fiscal year 2016. Early adoption, including in an interim period, is permitted. The Company adopted the provision of this ASU during the first quarter of 2015, with the issuance of Platform's Series B Convertible Preferred Stock. This ASU did not have a material impact on the Company's financial statements, as there were no hybrid financial instruments requiring retrospective application.
Reclassifications
Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year’s presentation.
2.  ACQUISITIONS OF BUSINESSES
Arysta Acquisition
On February 13, 2015, we completed the Arysta Acquisition pursuant to a certain share purchase agreement, dated October 20, 2014, as amended, with the Original Seller, for approximately $3.44 billion, consisting of $2.79 billion in cash (net of acquired cash, closing adjustments and including Seller transaction expenses paid by Platform) and the issuance to the Seller of $600 million of Platform’s Series B Convertible Preferred Stock with a fair market value of $646 million.
We acquired Arysta to expand our presence in the agrochemical business, complementing our recent acquisitions of Agriphar and CAS. Arysta provides products and solutions utilizing globally managed patented, proprietary off-patent agrochemical AIs and biological solutions, or biosolutions, and off-patent agrochemical offerings. Biosolutions includes biological stimulants, or biostimulants, innovative nutrition and biological control, or biocontrol, products.
In connection with the Arysta Acquisition, the Company incurred $22.9 million in related expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2015 that are included in “Selling, technical, general and administrative expenses” in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations and $6.4 million in related expenses through December 31, 2014. Arysta contributed revenues of $178 million and net losses of $4.3 million to the Company for the period from February 13, 2015 through March 31, 2015.
The purchase accounting and purchase price allocation for the Arysta Acquisition have not been finalized as of the date of this filing given the proximity to the acquisition date. The purchase price was allocated to the assets acquired based on estimated fair values at the acquisition date, with the excess of purchase price over the estimated fair value of the net assets acquired recorded as goodwill.


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CAS Acquisition
On November 3, 2014, we completed the CAS Acquisition for $1.04 billion, consisting of $983 million in cash, net of acquired cash and certain post-closing working capital and other adjustments, 2,000,000 shares of our common stock. Due to regulatory constraints, title to certain CAS businesses located in Russia was not transferred to Platform until the first quarter of 2015. In connection with the CAS Acquisition, the Company entered into six supply agreements with Chemtura to supply the Company certain products, on an exclusive basis. These arrangements included capital leases for certain equipment. We have agreed to fund the asset retirement obligations associated with the related equipment. Accordingly, we have recognized an asset retirement obligation of $13.2 million. The agreements will remain in force until either party provides advance termination notice, with a minimum term of four years.
In line with our business strategy of growing into niche markets and applications, we acquired CAS to enter the agrochemical industry. CAS is a niche provider of seed treatments and crop protection applications in numerous geographies across seven major product lines - adjuvants, fungicides, herbicides, insecticide, miticides, plant growth regulators and seed treatments.
In connection with the CAS Acquisition, the Company incurred $38.8 million in related expenses, of which $4.9 million was incurred during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and is included in “Selling, technical, general and administrative expenses” in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. CAS contributed revenues of $103 million and net losses of $28.4 million to the Company for the three months ended March 31, 2015.
Agriphar Acquisition
On October 1, 2014, we completed the Agriphar Acquisition for a purchase price of approximately €300 million ($370 million), consisting of $350 million in cash, net of acquired cash and certain post-closing working capital and other adjustments, and 711,551 restricted shares of our common stock. Such restricted shares will become unrestricted beginning January 2, 2018, unless agreed otherwise in accordance with the terms of the acquisition agreement. The agreement also stipulates that prior to January 2, 2018, the seller may transfer (i) a maximum of 1/3 of its shares as of January 2, 2016, (ii) 1/3 of its shares as of January 2, 2017 and (iii) 1/3 of its shares as of January 2, 2018, in each case subject to the terms and provisions of a solvency letter described in the acquisition agreement. Additionally, the seller was granted a put option to sell and transfer all (but not part) of its shares, on (but not prior to) the date that is six months from the closing of the Agriphar Acquisition, which option was not exercised. As a result, for the period ended March 31, 2015, the value of the option totaling $3.0 million was reversed and included in "Other income (expense), net" in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.
We acquired Agriphar in our crop protection vertical as we believe Agriphar’s and CAS’ businesses are very complementary in terms of product range and distribution capabilities. Agriphar is a European crop protection group supported by a team of researchers and regulatory experts which provides a wide range of fungicides, herbicides and insecticides with end markets primarily across Europe.
In connection with the Agriphar Acquisition, the Company incurred $4.7 million in related expenses, of which $0.5 million was incurred during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and are included in “Selling, technical, general and administrative" expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. Agriphar contributed revenues of $73.6 million and net income of $18.2 million to the Company for the three months ended March 31, 2015.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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Purchase Price Allocation
The following table summarizes the consideration transferred and transaction related costs incurred to acquire Arysta, CAS and Agriphar and the applicable amounts of identified assets acquired and liabilities assumed at the acquisition date:
 (amounts in millions)
Arysta
 
CAS
 
Agriphar
Consideration
 
 
 
 
 
Cash, net
$
2,789.1

 
$
983.1

 
$
350.2

Equity Instruments
645.9

 
52.0

 
16.6

Derivative liability

 

 
3.5

Total Consideration
3,435.0

 
1,035.1

 
370.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
Transaction related costs
29.3

 
38.8

 
4.7

 
 
 
 
 
 
Identifiable Assets acquired and Liabilities Assumed
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
687.5

 
150.7

 
57.6

Inventories
292.6

 
129.8

 
41.5

Other current assets
132.4

 
19.6

 
1.6

Property, plant and equipment
110.0

 
11.6

 
31.7

Identifiable intangible assets
1,639.0

   
534.0

  
183.0

Other assets
38.2

 
21.5

 
5.4

Current Liabilities
(570.9
)
 
(69.5
)
 
(47.5
)
Non-current deferred tax liability
(492.7
)
 
(25.3
)
 
(64.9
)
Other long term liabilities
(73.6
)
 
(13.3
)
 
(16.5
)
Non-controlling interest
(24.6
)
 

 

Total identifiable net assets
1,737.9

 
759.1

 
191.9

 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwill
1,697.1

 
276.0

 
178.4

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total purchase price
$
3,435.0

   
$
1,035.1

  
$
370.3

Purchase accounting and purchase price allocation is substantially complete for the Agriphar and CAS Acquisitions, with the exception of accounts receivable and inventory for both, as well as legal and environmental reserves for Agriphar, and intangible and tangible asset valuations related to the supply agreements with Chemtura for CAS. As a part of the CAS Acquisition, the Company paid for a 15% equity interest in Certis Europe B.V. that has not yet been transferred because it is subject to approval by the shareholders of Certis Europe B.V., who have certain rights of first refusal with respect to such transfer of shares. The value of the equity interest is estimated at $15.0 million based on market multiples and is classified in other assets.
Transaction-related costs for the period ended March 31, 2015, associated with the Arysta, CAS and Agriphar Acquisitions totaled $28.3 million and are recorded in “Selling, technical, general and administrative expenses.”
The excess of the respective cost of the Acquisitions over the net of amounts assigned to the fair values of the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed is recorded as goodwill and represents the value of estimated synergies and the assembled workforces resulting from the Acquisitions. Of the $2.15 billion of goodwill recorded in connection with the Arysta, CAS and Agriphar Acquisitions, $190 million is expected to be deductible for tax purposes as result of the CAS Acquisition.
Identifiable intangible assets recorded in conjunction with the Arysta Acquisition have been assigned the following estimated useful lives: 20 years for customer lists, average of 12 years for developed technology and indefinite for tradenames.


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Pro Forma Revenue and Earnings
The following unaudited pro forma summary presents consolidated information of the Company for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, as if the Arysta Acquisition had occurred on January 1, 2014:
 (amounts in millions)
Revenue
 
Net Loss Attributable to Stockholders
Pro Forma Quarter Ended 3/31/15
$
622.3

 
$
(45.9
)
Pro Forma Quarter Ended 3/31/14
$
483.6

 
$
(84.6
)
For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company incurred $22.9 million of Acquisition-related expenses which have been reflected in the pro forma earnings above, net of tax, as if they had been incurred in 2014. These pro forma amounts have been prepared to reflect fair value adjustments to intangible assets and the related amortization expense, net of tax, from January 1, 2014, as well as the effect of the debt instruments used to fund the Arysta Acquisition.
3. INVENTORIES
The major components of inventory were as follows: 
 (amounts in millions)
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Finished goods
$
323.6

 
$
154.9

Raw materials and supplies
135.9

 
49.5

Equipment
1.4

 
1.4

Total inventory, net
$
460.9

 
$
205.8

In connection with the Arysta Acquisition, the fair value assessment of inventory resulted in an increase to finished goods of $39.0 million, of which $15.9 million was charged to cost of sales in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations during the three months ended March 31, 2015.
In addition, $20.2 million was charged to cost of sales in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations during the three months ended March 31, 2015 related to the CAS Acquisition.
For the three months ended March 31, 2014, $12.0 million was charged to cost of sales in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations related to the MacDermid Acquisition.


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4. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
The major components of property, plant and equipment were as follows:
 (amounts in millions)
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Land and leasehold improvements
 
$
45.0

 
$
36.6

Buildings and improvements
 
89.5

 
51.1

Machinery, equipment, fixtures and software
 
163.7

 
101.2

 
 
298.2

 
188.9

Less: accumulated depreciation
 
(30.7
)
 
(18.1
)
 
 
267.5

 
170.8

Construction in process
 
12.5

 
4.2

Property, plant and equipment, net
 
$
280.0

 
$
175.0

For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, the Company recorded depreciation expense of $8.1 million and $3.6 million, respectively.
5 . GOODWILL AND INTANGIBLE ASSETS
The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by segment are as follows:
  (amounts in millions)
Performance
Applications
 
Agricultural Solutions
 
Total
December 31, 2014
$
961.2

 
$
444.1

 
$
1,405.3

Addition from acquisitions

 
1,697.1

 
1,697.1

Foreign currency translation and other
(39.1
)
 
(154.4
)
 
(193.5
)
March 31, 2015
$
922.1

 
$
1,986.8

 
$
2,908.9

The carrying value of indefinite-lived intangible assets other than goodwill, which consist solely of tradenames, was $234 million and $69.3 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 (amounts in millions)
Gross Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization and
Foreign Exchange
 
Net Book
Value
 
Gross Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization and
Foreign Exchange
 
Net Book
Value
Customer lists
$
946.8

 
$
(105.5
)
 
$
841.3

 
$
613.6

 
$
(71.6
)
 
$
542.0

Developed technology
1,849.1

 
(173.1
)
 
1,676.0

 
760.5

 
(50.8
)
 
709.7

Tradenames
$
18.9

 
$
(2.5
)
 
$
16.4

 
$
19.7

 
$
(1.0
)
 
$
18.7

Non-compete agreements
$
1.9

 
$
(0.3
)
 
$
1.6

 
$
1.9

 
$
(0.1
)
 
$
1.8

Total
$
2,816.7

 
$
(281.4
)
 
$
2,535.3

 
$
1,395.7

 
$
(123.5
)
 
$
1,272.2

Useful lives range from eight to 30 years for customer lists, five to 14 years for developed technology, five to 20 years for tradenames and one to five years for non-compete agreements, which results in weighted average useful lives of 20 years, 12 years, 20 years and five years, respectively, for an aggregate weighted average useful life of approximately 15 years at March 31, 2015.


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For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, the Company recorded amortization expense on intangible assets of $39.8 million and $13.3 million, respectively.
Annual amortization expense on the Company's intangible assets is estimated to total $192 million in 2015, $204 million in each of the years 2016 through 2019, and $203 million in 2020.
6. EQUITY COMPENSATION PLANS
On June 12, 2014, the Company’s stockholders approved the 2013 Plan. The 2013 Plan is to be administered by the compensation committee; provided, however, that except as otherwise expressly provided in the 2013 Plan, the Board may exercise any power or authority granted to the compensation committee under the 2013 Plan. As of March 31, 2015, the total number of shares of common stock that may be subject to the granting of awards under the 2013 Plan based on the grants issued (as discussed below) is equal to 15,500,000 shares (subject to increase in accordance with the terms of the 2013 Plan). As of March 31, 2015, a total of 84,242 shares of common stock were issued under the 2013 Plan.
 
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31, 2015
 
 
Outstanding
 
 
RSUs
 
Weighted Average Exercise Price
December 31, 2014
 
142,110

 
$
25.93

Granted
 
455,567

 
25.24

Vested
 

 

Exercised
 

 

Canceled
 

 

March 31, 2015
 
597,677

 
$
25.40

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Board approved grants totaling of 447,925 RSUs to certain employees of the Company under the 2013 Plan, with grant-date fair values ranging from $23.43 to $27.05 per unit and vesting periods ranging from 24 months to 57.5 months. In addition, 234,523 RSUs are subject to an EBITDA performance condition that must be achieved in the final vesting year.
On March 17, 2015, the Board approved grants to certain directors of Platform totaling 7,642 RSUs, effective March 25, 2015, with a grant-date fair value of $27.05. The RSUs will vest on March 17, 2016, provided that they continue to serve as directors of Platform through the vesting date. Each RSU represents a contingent right to receive one share of our common stock.
For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, total compensation expense associated with all RSUs totaled $0.7 million and zero, respectively.
On March 6, 2014, the Board approved a grant of 329,823 RSUs, effective on June 12, 2014 with approval of the 2013 Plan, to certain employees that cliff vest on December 31, 2020. The RSUs are subject to an EBITDA performance condition and a share price market condition. Additionally, the number of shares of common stock to be issued is limited to a maximum cash value, requiring these awards to be classified as liabilities. The combined undiscounted maximum cash value of all RSUs issued is approximately $7.1 million which is being recognized as compensation expense over the period from grant to the vesting date. For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, compensation expense associated with these awards totaled $0.3 million and zero, respectively.
During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company established a Long Term Cash Bonus plan, or LTCB, which provides participants the right to receive bonuses totaling $45.6 million upon completion of vesting periods ranging from 24.5 to 60 months. Approximately $12.5 million of the LTCB is subject to achieving a certain stock price target of Platform's common stock on the NYSE, subject to appropriate and equitable adjustments by the Board's compensation committee in the event Platform’s common stock is no longer publicly traded. The balance of the LTCB is subject to EBITDA performance targets that must be


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achieved, subject to appropriate and equitable adjustments by the Board's compensation committee to reflect any subsequent acquisition, divestiture or other corporate reorganizations. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, compensation expense associated with the LTCB totaled $1.0 million.
Effective March 6, 2014, the Board adopted the ESPP, which was approved by the Company’s stockholders on June 12, 2014. The Board approved a maximum of 5,178,815 shares of common stock, which were reserved and made available for issuance under the ESPP. As of March 31, 2015, a total of 19,125 shares have been issued under the ESPP, and 575 persons were eligible to participate in the ESPP.
7. PENSION, POST-RETIREMENT AND POST-EMPLOYMENT PLANS
The components of net periodic pension and post-retirement benefit costs for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 are as follows:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 (amounts in millions)
2015
 
2014
Pension & SERP Benefits:
Domestic
 
Foreign
 
Domestic
 
Foreign
Net periodic cost (benefit):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Service cost
$

 
$
0.2

 
$

 
$
0.2

Interest cost on the projected benefit obligation
1.6

 
0.5

 
1.7

 
0.8

Expected return on plan assets
(2.4
)
 
(0.5
)
 
(2.4
)
 
(0.9
)
Net periodic (benefit) cost
$
(0.8
)
 
$
0.2

 
$
(0.7
)
 
$
0.1

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 (amounts in millions)
2015
 
2014
Post-retirement Benefits:
Domestic
 
Foreign
 
Domestic
 
Foreign
Net periodic cost (benefit):
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interest cost on the projected benefit obligation
0.1

 

 
0.1

 

Net periodic cost
$
0.1

 
$

 
$
0.1

 
$

No pension service cost was recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 under the Pension Plan, nor will be in future periods, as benefits in the plan were frozen in connection with the MacDermid Acquisition.


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8.  DEBT, FINANCIAL GUARANTEES AND FACTORING ARRANGEMENTS
The Company’s debt consisted of the following:
  (amounts in millions)
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Borrowings under lines of credit, weighted average interest rate of 3.41% at March 31, 2015
$
173.3

 
$

 
 
 
 
USD Notes, due 2022, interest at 6.50%
1,101.0

 

EUR Notes, due 2023, interest at 6.00%
375.7

 

First lien secured credit facility, due 2020, interest at the greater of 4.50% or LIBOR plus 3.5%, weighted average interest rate of 4.26% at March 31, 2015
741.8

 
743.7

USD Incremental Loans, due 2020, interest at the greater of 4.50% or LIBOR plus 3.50%, weighted average interest rate of 4.26% at March 31, 2015.
294.4

 
294.9

New Tranche B Term Loans, due 2020, interest at the greater of 4.50% or LIBOR plus 3.50%, weighted average interest rate of 4.26% at March 31, 2015
128.7

 
129.0

New Tranche B-2 Term Loans, due 2020, interest at the greater of 4.75% or LIBOR plus 3.75%, weighted average interest rate of 4.75% at March 31, 2015
493.9

 

Euro Tranche Term Loans, due 2020, interest at the greater of 4.25% or LIBOR plus 3.25%, weighted average interest rate of 4.25% at March 31, 2015
217.9

 
246.2

New Euro Tranche Term Loans, due 2020, interest at the greater of 4.25% or LIBOR plus 3.25%, weighted average interest rate of 4.25% at March 31, 2015
87.1

 

Other
4.7

 
2.1

Total debt
3,445.2

 
1,415.9

Less: current portion debt
(20.8
)
 
(15.1
)
Total long-term debt
$
3,424.4

 
$
1,400.8

Minimum future principal payments on long-term debt for the next five years and thereafter are as follows:
 (amounts in millions)
Principal Payments
2015
$
20.8

2016
20.7

2017
20.4

2018
20.3

2019
20.3

Thereafter
3,342.7

   Total
$
3,445.2

Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement
On August 6, 2014, we amended and restated our senior secured credit facilities by entering into Amendment No. 2 to the First Lien Credit Agreement and the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, and agreeing on the implementation of certain Further Amendments to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. Upon consummation of the CAS Acquisition on November 3, 2014, the Further Amendments became effective, increasing (i) our existing U.S. Dollar revolving credit facility to $87.5 million and (iii) our existing multicurrency revolving credit facility to $87.5 million. On the date of the CAS Acquisition, we also borrowed (i) an aggregate principal amount of $130 million in New Tranche B Term Loans, (ii) $60.0 million under the U.S. Dollar Revolving Credit Facility, and (iii) €55.0 million under the multicurrency Revolving Credit Facility. The amounts under (ii) and (iii) in the immediately preceding sentence were both settled by December 31, 2014.  In addition, Euro Tranche Term Loans in an aggregate amount of €205 million were borrowed by MAS Holdings and NAIP, subsidiaries of Platform.


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(Unaudited)



Pursuant to the Further Amendments, certain additional domestic and foreign subsidiaries of Platform and MacDermid became guarantors under our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, and certain additional collateral was pledged to secure our obligations incurred under the Euro Tranche Term Loans and the other loans incurred under the Revolving Credit Facility. With the exception of this collateral package and the interest rate, the terms of the Euro Tranche Term Loans are substantially similar to Platform’s New Tranche B Term Loans and bear interest at a rate per annum equal to an applicable margin plus an adjusted Eurocurrency Rate, calculated as set forth in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. The Euro Tranche Term Loans mature on June 7, 2020.
On October 1, 2014, we and MacDermid, as borrowers, MacDermid Holdings, certain subsidiaries of MacDermid Holdings and Platform, and Barclays Bank PLC, as collateral and administrative agent and incremental lender, entered into the Incremental Amendment to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement for USD Incremental Loans in an aggregate principal amount of $300 million. Except as set forth in the Incremental Amendment, such USD Incremental Loans have identical terms as our existing Tranche B term loans and are otherwise subject to the provisions of the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. The proceeds from the Incremental Amendment were used to finance the Agriphar Acquisition.
On February 13, 2015, we entered into and closed the transactions contemplated by Amendment No. 3 to the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, which, among other things, provided for (i) New Tranche B-2 of Term Loans denominated in U.S. dollars in an aggregate principal amount of up to $500 million, (ii) an increase in the size of the existing Euro Tranche Term Loans by €83.0 million to €287 million, (iii) an increase in the size of the existing U.S. Dollar revolving credit facility by $75.0 million to $163 million, and (iv) an increase in the size of the existing multicurrency revolving credit facility by $75.0 million to $163 million. Concurrently with the closing of the Arysta Acquisition, we borrowed (i) $500 million of New Tranche B-2 Term Loans (less original issue discount of 1%), (ii) an additional €83.0 million of New Euro Tranche Term Loans (less original issue discount of 2%), and (iii) $160 million under the U.S. Dollar Revolving Credit Facility to fund a portion of the cash consideration for the Arysta Acquisition. 
The New Tranche B-2 Term Loans bear interest at a rate per annum equal to 3.75% plus an adjusted Eurocurrency rate, or 2.75% plus an adjusted base rate, calculated as set forth in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, and mature on June 7, 2020. Pursuant to Amendment No. 3, the previously existing New Tranche B Term Loans now bear interest at 3.50% per annum plus an adjusted Euro currency rate, or 2.50% plus an adjusted base rate, calculated as set forth in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. Revolving loans under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement bear interest at a rate per annum equal to 3.00% plus an adjusted Eurocurrency rate, or 2.00% plus an adjusted base rate, each as calculated as set forth in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, and mature on June 7, 2018.
Except as set forth in Amendment No. 3 and above, the New Tranche B-2 Term Loans have identical terms as the existing New Tranche B Term Loans and are otherwise subject to the provisions of the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
Covenants and Events of Default
Our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement contains customary covenants including limitations on additional indebtedness, dividends and other distributions, entry into new lines of business, use of loan proceeds, capital expenditures, restricted payments, restrictions on liens, transactions with affiliates, amendments to organizational documents, accounting changes, sale and leaseback transactions and dispositions. Amendment No. 3, among other things, provides additional flexibility with respect to certain negative covenants, including by increasing certain dollar baskets as compared to the previous amendments. Our Revolving Credit Facility also imposes a financial covenant requiring us, if our borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility and letter of credit obligations exceed 25% of the revolving credit commitments as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, to maintain a 6.5 to 1.0 ratio of (x) consolidated indebtedness secured by a first lien minus unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of the borrowers and guarantors under the our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement to (y) consolidated EBITDA for the four most recent fiscal quarters, subject to a right to cure. As of March 31, 2015, the Company was in compliance with the debt covenants contained in its credit facilities.
Our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement also contains customary events of default that include, among others, non-payment of principal, interest or fees, violation of certain covenants, inaccuracy of representations and warranties, failure to make payment on certain other material indebtedness, bankruptcy and insolvency events, material judgments and change of control provisions. Upon the occurrence of an event of default, payment of any outstanding loans under our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement may be accelerated. Borrowings under our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement are also subject to mandatory prepayment from the proceeds of certain dispositions of assets and from certain insurance and condemnation proceeds, excess cash flow and debt incurrences, in each case, subject to customary carve-outs and exceptions.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



Guarantees
The obligations of Platform and MacDermid, as borrowers, under our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement are guaranteed by our current and future direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries. Certain of our foreign subsidiaries also guarantee the Obligations of MAS BV and NAIP with respect to the Euro Tranche Term Loans and New Euro Tranche Term Loans. Pursuant to the Security Agreement, our obligations under the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement are secured by a security interest in substantially all of the personal property, whether owned on the date the Security Agreement, or entered into or acquired in the future, of Platform and MacDermid, as borrowers, and the guarantors listed in the Security Agreement, including the pledge by Platform, MacDermid and guarantors generally of 100% of the voting common stock and other equity interests in all of their respective domestic subsidiaries and 65% of the voting common stock and other equity interests in all of their respective directly owned non-domestic subsidiaries (in each case, whether existing on the date the Security Agreement or entered into or acquired thereafter), subject to certain exceptions contained in the Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and the Security Agreement.
Notes Offering
In connection with the Arysta Acquisition, on February 2, 2015, we completed the private offering of $1.10 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.50% USD Notes due 2022, and €350 million aggregate principal amount of 6.00% EUR Notes due 2023, plus original issue premium of $1.0 million. The Notes are governed by an indenture, dated February 2, 2015, as amended by a first supplemental indenture dated February 13, 2015. The 6.50% USD Notes due 2022 and the 6.00% EUR Notes due 2023 mature on February 1, 2022 and February 1, 2023, respectively, unless earlier redeemed. The 6.50% USD Notes due 2022 and the 6.00% EUR Notes due 2023 bear interest at a rate of 6.50% and 6.00% per year, respectively, until maturity. Interest is payable in cash, semi-annually in arrears, on February 1 and August 1 of each year, beginning on August 1, 2015. Platform will make each interest payment to the holders of record to be determined on the immediately preceding January 15 and July 15.
The Notes are (i) Platform’s senior unsecured obligations, rank equally in right of payment with all of Platform’s existing and future senior unsecured debt and rank senior in right of payment to all of Platform’s existing and future unsecured subordinated debt; (ii) effectively subordinated to Platform’s secured indebtedness, including the debt outstanding under Platform’s amended and restated credit agreement, to the extent of the value of the assets securing such debt, and are structurally subordinated to indebtedness and other liabilities, including trade payables, of Platform’s non-guarantor subsidiaries; and (iii) jointly and severally, fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis generally by our current and future direct and indirect domestic subsidiaries that guarantee our Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.  
Lines of Credit and Other Debt Facilities
The Company carries various lines of credit, short-term debt facilities and overdraft facilities worldwide which are used to fund short-term cash needs. As of March 31, 2015, borrowings under such facilities totaled $173 million. At December 31, 2014, there were no borrowings under such facilities. The Company also had letters of credit outstanding of $15.8 million and $1.0 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, which reduce the borrowings available under the various credit facilities. At March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the availability under these facilities was approximately $201 million and $195 million, respectively, net of outstanding letters of credit. As of March 31, 2015, interest rates on such facilities ranged from 0.25% to 25.00%.
Financial Guarantees and Factoring Arrangements
The Company periodically enters into certain arrangements with vendors and customers under which it provides guarantees to financial institutions for loans entered into between the its vendors and customers and the financial institutions, the proceeds of which are used to settle outstanding accounts receivables. Such liabilities are included in Financial guarantees and factoring on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.
The Company also utilizes accounts receivable factoring arrangements as a part of its working capital management strategies. Total current capacity under such programs is approximately $244 million at March 31, 2015. Under these arrangements, factored accounts receivable may be transferred with with or without recourse. Account receivable balances related to arrangements not having meet the derecognition criteria, remain recorded in Account receivable, and the related liabilities are included in Financial guarantees and factoring on the Company's Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet, as the the risks and rewards of ownership have not been transferred.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the Company's Financial guarantees and factoring liability totaled $89.9 million and zero, respectively.
9. DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS
In the normal course of business, the Company is exposed to risks relating to changes in foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and commodity prices. Derivative financial instruments, such as foreign currency exchange rate instruments, are used to manage changes in market conditions related to foreign currency exchange rate volatility. All derivatives are recognized on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at fair value at the end of each period. The counterparties to the Company’s derivative agreements are major international financial institutions. The Company continually monitors its positions and the credit ratings of its counterparties and does not anticipate nonperformance by the counterparties.
Foreign Currency
The Company conducts a significant portion of its business in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, the currency in which the consolidated financial statements are reported, and as a result, the Company’s operating results are affected by foreign currency exchange rate volatility relative to the U.S. dollar.
As of March 31, 2015, the aggregate U.S. dollar notional amount of foreign currency forward contracts, none of which were designated as hedges, totaled $163 million, all with settlement dates within one year. The majority of forward contracts are in U.S. dollars ($143 million), British pounds (£8.9 million) and Euros (€4.7 million), with lesser amounts in Australian dollars, New Zealand dollars and Chinese yuans. The market value of forward contracts are determined using pricing models based upon observable market inputs including both forward and spot prices for the underlying currencies. As of March 31, 2015, the net fair value of these contracts was a current asset of $1.0 million and as of December 31, 2014, the fair value of these contracts was a net current liability of $0.1 million, which is recorded as unrealized gain (loss) under other (expense) income in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.
During the three months ended March 31, 2015, there were no unrealized gains (losses) recorded to other comprehensive income related to foreign currency hedges and no realized gains (losses) recorded in other income (expense) related to the settlement of hedged foreign exchange contracts.
During the three months ended March 31, 2014, unrealized gains recorded to other comprehensive income related to foreign currency hedges were de minimis, and $0.2 million of realized gains recorded in other income (expense) related to the settlement of hedged foreign exchange contracts.
The following table summarizes the fair value of derivative instruments reported in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets:
 (amounts in millions)
 
 
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
U.S. Dollar Amount
 
U.S. Dollar Amount
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:
 
Assets Balance Sheet Location
 
 

 
 

Foreign exchange contracts
 
Prepaid expenses & other current assets
 
$
4.0

 
$

 
 
Liabilities Balance Sheet Location
 
 

 
 

Foreign exchange contracts
 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
 
3.0

 
0.1

Total derivative contracts
 
 
 
$
1.0

 
$
(0.1
)


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



10. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
The Company determines fair value measurements used in its consolidated financial statements based upon the exit price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants exclusive of any transaction costs, as determined by either the principal market or the most advantageous market. The principal market is the market with the greatest level of activity and volume for the asset or liability. Absent a principal market to measure fair value, the Company has used the most advantageous market, which is the market in which the Company would receive the highest selling price for the asset or pay the lowest price to settle the liability, after considering transaction costs. However, when using the most advantageous market, transaction costs are only considered to determine which market is the most advantageous and these costs are then excluded when applying a fair value measurement.
Inputs used in the valuation techniques to derive fair values are classified based on a three-level hierarchy. The basis for fair value measurements for each level within the hierarchy is described below with Level 1 having the highest priority and Level 3 having the lowest.
The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:
Level 1 – quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date.
Level 2 – quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in non-active markets; and model derived valuations whose inputs are observable or whose significant valuation drivers are observable.
Level 3 – significant inputs to the valuation model are unobservable and/or reflect the Company’s market assumptions.
Recurring Fair Value Measurements
The following tables present the Company’s financial instruments, assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis:
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurement Using
 (amounts in millions)
March 31, 2015
 
Quoted prices in
active markets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
other observable
inputs (Level 2)
 
Significant
unobservable
inputs (Level 3)
Asset Category
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money market accounts
$
21.1

 
$
21.1

 
$

 
$

Available for sale equity securities
5.9

 
5.2

 
0.7

 

Derivatives
4.0

 

 
4.0

 

Total
$
31.0

 
$
26.3

 
$
4.7

 
$

Liability Category
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Long term contingent consideration
$
66.6

 
$

 
$

 
$
66.6

Derivatives
3.0

 

 
3.0

 

Total
$
69.6

 
$

 
$
3.0

 
$
66.6



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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



 
 
 
Fair Value Measurement Using
 (amounts in millions)
December 31, 2014
 
Quoted prices in
active markets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
other observable
inputs (Level 2)
 
Significant
unobservable
inputs (Level 3)
Asset Category
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money market accounts
$
15.4

 
$
15.4

 
$

 
$

Available for sale equity securities
2.3

 
1.5

 
0.8

 

Total
$
17.7

 
$
16.9

 
$
0.8

 
$

Liability Category
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Long term contingent consideration
$
63.9

 
$

 
$

 
$
63.9

Derivatives
$
0.1

 
$

 
$
0.1

 
$

Total
$
64.0

 
$

 
$
0.1

 
$
63.9

Money market accounts are included in cash and cash equivalents in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Available for sale equity securities are included in other assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of each class of the Company’s financial instruments, assets and liabilities:
Money market accounts - The Company invests in various money market funds which are managed by financial institutions. These money market funds are not publicly traded, but historically have been highly liquid. The fair value of the money market accounts is determined by the banks based upon the funds’ net asset values, or NAV. All of the money market accounts currently permit daily investments and redemptions at $1.00 NAV.
Available for sale equity securities - Equity securities classified as available for sale are measured using quoted market prices at the reporting date multiplied by the quantity held. Level 2 equity securities are measured using quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets.
Derivatives - The fair values of foreign currency derivatives were determined using pricing models based upon observable market inputs including both forward and spot prices for the underlying currencies.
Long term contingent consideration - The long term contingent consideration represents a potential liability up to $100 million tied to achievement of EBITDA and common stock trading price performance metrics over a seven-year period ending December 2020 in connection with the MacDermid Acquisition. With the common stock performance metric having been satisfied, the fair value of the EBITDA performance metric is derived using the income approach with unobservable inputs, based on future forecasts and present value assumptions which include a discount rate of approximately 1.5% and expected future value of payments of $60.0 million calculated using a probability weighted EBITDA assessment with higher probability associated with the Company achieving the maximum EBITDA targets. For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, the fair value of the long term contingent consideration increased by $2.7 million and $13.0 million, respectively, and is recorded in "Selling, technical, general and administrative expenses" in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



Nonrecurring Fair Value Measurements
The following table presents the carrying value and estimated fair value of the Company’s long term debt:
 (amounts in millions)
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Long term debt - including current portion
Carrying
Value
 
Fair Value
 
Carrying
Value
 
Fair Value
USD Notes, due 2022, interest at 6.50%
$
1,101.0

 
$
1,150.5

 
$

 
$

EUR Notes, due 2023, interest at 6.00%
375.7

 
393.6

 

 

First lien credit facility
741.8

 
744.6

 
743.7

 
728.8

USD Incremental Loans
294.4

 
295.5

 
294.9

 
289.0

New Tranche B Term Loans
128.7

 
129.2

 
129.0

 
126.5

New Tranche B-2 Term Loans
493.9

 
495.8

 

 

Euro Tranche Term Loans
217.9

 
218.8

 
246.2

 
241.3

New Euro Tranche Term Loans
87.1

 
87.5

 

 

Other
4.7

 
4.6

 
2.1

 
2.0

Total
$
3,445.2

 
$
3,520.1

 
$
1,415.9

 
$
1,387.6

 
The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of the Company’s long term debt:
Long-term Debt Instruments - These financial instruments are measured using quoted market prices at the reporting date multiplied by the carrying amount of the related debt. Such instruments are valued using Level 2 inputs.
11. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Preferred Stock
In accordance with the Company's Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock are authorized. The Board has designated 2,000,000 shares as "Series A Preferred Stock." As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, a total of 2,000,000 shares were issued and outstanding. The Board has also designated 600,000 shares as "Series B Convertible Preferred Stock," which are redeemable and are presented in the mezzanine section of its Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, a total of 600,000 and zero shares, respectively, were issued and outstanding.
Series A Preferred Stock
The Founder Entities are the current holders of our outstanding 2,000,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock and are entitled to receive dividends on such Series A Preferred Stock in the form of shares of common stock. On December 31, 2014, the Company approved a stock dividend of 10,050,290 shares of our common stock with respect to our outstanding Series A Preferred Stock. The dividend price was $22.85, and the shares were issued on January 2, 2015 based on the volume weighted average price of $23.16 on December 31, 2014
Shares of Series A Preferred Stock will be automatically converted into shares of common stock on a one for one basis (i) in the event of a change of control of the Company following an acquisition or (ii) upon the last day of the seventh full financial year following the MacDermid Acquisition, being December 31, 2020 (extendable by our Board for three additional years). Each share of Series A Preferred Stock is convertible into one share of common stock at the option of the holders until December 31, 2020 and has certain voting rights.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



Series B Convertible Preferred Stock
In connection with the Arysta Acquisition, the Company issued to the Seller 600,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, which have a $1,000 per share liquidation preference. The fair value of these shares, $646 million, was recognized as "Redeemable preferred stock – Series B" in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. At any time, the Seller may convert these shares into common stock of Platform at a conversion price of $27.14. Additionally, any shares that have not been converted will be redeemed for the $1,000 per share liquidation preference in the event of (i) certain mergers or consolidations, (ii) the sale of substantially all the Company’s assets or subsidiaries or (iii) the liquidation of the Company. Further, any shares that are not converted or redeemed will mandatorily convert to shares of common stock of Platform on October 20, 2016 at the $27.14 conversion price. Upon such mandatory conversion, the Company will pay the Seller in cash any deficit between (i) the 10-day volume weighted price of Platform’s common stock prior to such mandatory conversion and (ii) $27.14 per share. Such make whole payment may be reduced by the outcome of the arbitration matter described in Note 15 of the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. If such make whole payment is less than the amount resolved in connection with this arbitration matter, the deficit will be due from the Seller.
In connection with the issuance of the Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, the Company entered into a registration rights agreement with the Seller dated February 17, 2015, pursuant to which it agreed to (i) file a registration statement with the SEC covering the resale of a maximum of 22,107,590 shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Series B Preferred Stock, as soon as reasonably practicable following the issuance of the Series B Preferred Stock, and (ii) use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the SEC to declare such registration statement effective by not later than six months following the date of the registration rights agreement. On February 25, 2015, the Company filed the Seller Resale Registration Statement to register the resale of a maximum of 22,107,590 shares of common stock. Such resale registration statement was amended on March 20, 2015 and April 29, 2015, and declared effective by the SEC on May 6, 2015.
Option Exercise
On April 23, 2013, a former non-founder director, was granted a five-year option to acquire 75,000 ordinary shares. This option was fully vested and, upon our Domestication, became an option to acquire shares of our common stock. On March 16, 2015, the option was exercised and 75,000 shares of our common stock were issued on March 19, 2015.
Non-Controlling Interest
In connection with the MacDermid Acquisition, approximately $97.5 million was raised in new equity consisting of shares of PDH Common Stock that may be converted in shares of our common stock at a rate of 25% per year over a four-year period.
The PDH Common Stock is classified as a non-controlling interest on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 and will continue to be until such time as it is fully converted in shares of our common stock. The total number of shares of common stock originally issuable upon the exchange of PDH Common Stock pursuant to the RHSA was approximately 8.8 million, against which 155,360 shares have been issued as of March 31, 2015.
For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, approximately $5.4 million and $1.3 million, respectively, of net income has been allocated to the Retaining Holders, as included in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, representing non-controlling interest of 6.66% and 6.76% at March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. 
As a result of the Arysta Acquisition, approximately $24.6 million of non-controlling interest was recorded in purchase accounting as a rest of the consolidation of less-than-wholly-owned subsidiaries.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



12. ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME
A summary of the changes in each component of accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 were as follows:
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
  (amounts in millions)
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
 
Pension and Post-retirement Plans
 
Unrealized Gain on Available for Sale Securities
 
Derivative Financial Instrument Revaluation
 
Non-Controlling Interests
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Balance at December 31, 2014
$
(122.2
)
 
$
(14.9
)
 
$
0.1

 
$

 
$
6.4

 
$
(130.6
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications, net
(425.3
)
 

 
(0.1
)
 

 
8.7

 
(416.7
)
Reclassifications, pretax

 

 

 

 

 

Tax benefit reclassified

 
(0.5
)
 

 

 

 
(0.5
)
Balance at March 31, 2015
$
(547.5
)
 
$
(15.4
)
 
$

 
$

 
$
15.1

 
$
(547.8
)
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
  (amounts in millions)
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustments
 
Pension and Post-retirement Plans
 
Unrealized Gain on Available for Sale Securities
 
Derivative Financial Instrument Revaluation
 
Non-Controlling Interests
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Balance at December 31, 2013
$
(0.6
)
 
$
1.8

 
$

 
$
0.1

 
$

 
$
1.3

Other comprehensive loss before reclassifications, net
3.3

 
0.2

 

 

 
 
 
3.5

Reclassifications, pretax

 

 

 
(0.1
)
 

 
(0.1
)
Tax (benefit) expense reclassified

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2014
$
2.7

 
$
2.0

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
4.7

13.  EARNINGS PER SHARE
A computation of the weighted average shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 (amounts in millions, except per share amounts)
2015
 
2014
Net loss attributable to common stockholders
$
(26.7
)
 
$
(7.4
)
Basic weighted average common stock outstanding
191.9

 
107.2

Convertible and performance-based stock (1)

 

Dilutive weighted average common stock outstanding
191.9

 
107.2

Earnings per share attributable to common stockholders:
 

 
 

Basic
$
(0.14
)
 
$
(0.07
)
Diluted
$
(0.14
)
 
$
(0.07
)
 
1 
No share adjustments are included in the dilutive weighted average shares outstanding computation as their effect would have been anti-dilutive.
 


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, the following weighted-average securities were not included in the computation of diluted shares outstanding because the effect would be anti-dilutive or because performance targets were not yet achieved for awards contingent upon performance.
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 (amounts in thousands)
2015
 
2014
Number of shares contingently issuable for founder preferred share dividend rights
2,168

 
8,783

Number of shares issuable upon conversion of warrants

 
4,510

Number of shares issuable upon conversion of the PDH non-controlling interest
8,619

 
8,775

Number of shares issuable upon conversion of founder preferred shares
2,000

 
2,000

Number of shares issuable upon conversion of Series B preferred shares
11,299

 

Number of shares contingently issuable for the contingent consideration
1,333

 
525

Number of shares issuable upon conversion of the 401k exchange rights

 
1,076

Number of stock options
87

 
66

Number of restricted stock shares and units
57

 

 
25,563

 
25,735


14.  OPERATING LEASE COMMITMENTS
The Company leases certain land, office space, warehouse space and equipment under agreements which are classified as operating leases for financial statement purposes. Certain of these leases provide for payment of real estate taxes, common area maintenance, insurance and certain other expenses. Lease terms may have escalating rent provisions and rent holidays which are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. The leases expire at various dates through 2047. Total rental expense for leases for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 was $4.3 million and $2.8 million, respectively. The fixed operating lease commitments detailed below assume that the Company continues the leases through their initial lease terms.
Minimum future non-cancelable operating lease commitments are as follows:
Year ending December 31,
 
Operating Lease Payment
2015
  
$
12.7

2016
  
8.6

2017
  
6.0

2018
  
4.7

2019
  
4.0

2020
  
2.9

Thereafter
  
12.7

 
  
$
51.6



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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



15. CONTINGENCIES, ENVIRONMENTAL AND LEGAL MATTERS
Asset Retirement Obligations
The Company has recognized asset retirement obligations, or AROs, for properties where it can make a reasonable estimate of the future expenditures necessary to satisfy the related obligations. The Company considers identified legally enforceable obligations, estimated settlement dates and appropriate discount and inflation rates in calculating the fair value of its AROs. As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the Company's ARO reserves totaled $17.4 million and $18.5 million, respectively, for sites in the Europe, Latin America and North America and are included in the other long-term liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.
Changes in the Company’s AROs are as follows:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 (amounts in millions)
2015
 
2014
AROs, beginning of period
$
18.5

 
$
4.8

Accretion expense
0.3

 
0.1

Foreign currency adjustments
(1.4
)
 

AROs, end of period
$
17.4

 
$
4.9

Environmental
The Company formulates and distributes specialty chemical products, and is exposed to claims with respect to environmental cleanup or other matters, including those in connection with the disposal of hazardous materials. The Company is subject to extensive domestic and foreign laws and regulations relating to environmental protection and worker health and safety, including those governing discharges of pollutants into the air and water, the management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, and the cleanup of contaminated properties. The Company has incurred, and will continue to incur, costs and capital expenditures in complying with these laws and regulations. Additional costs could be incurred, including cleanup costs, fines, sanctions, and third-party claims, as a result of violations of or liabilities under environmental laws.
Remediation activities vary substantially in duration and cost from site to site. These activities, and their associated costs, depend on the mix of unique site characteristics, evolving remediation technologies, diverse regulatory agencies and enforcement policies, as well as the presence or absence of potentially responsible parties. The Company has received notices of violation with respect to instances of non-compliance with environmental laws. A number of facilities and former facilities of the Company have been environmentally impacted from historic operations and some facilities are in the process of being investigated and remediated. As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, approximately $4.3 million and $4.5 million, respectively, was reserved for various environmental matters, all of which we consider to be non-material. Ultimate costs may vary from current estimates, and the discovery of additional contaminants at these facilities or other sites, or the imposition of additional cleanup obligations or third-party claims relating thereto could result in additional costs. Management believes that any possible losses related to environmental remediation in addition to the amounts recorded as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 would not be material to the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Legal Proceedings
From time to time, the Company is involved in various legal proceedings in the normal course of its business. We believe that the resolution of these claims, to the extent not covered by insurance, will not individually or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows. As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the Company has reserved approximately $7.2 million and $4.4 million, respectively, for its outstanding legal proceedings.
Product liability and/or personal injury claims for or relating to products we sell under our Agricultural Solutions segment are complex in nature and have outcomes that are difficult to predict. Since these products are used in the food chain on a global basis, any such product liability or personal injury claim could lead to litigation in multiple jurisdictions. During 2014, Agricola Colonet, SA de CV claimed that certain Arysta products purchased from a retail distributor in Mexico were contaminated, requiring


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
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treated crops to be destroyed. Agricola Colonet, SA de CV is seeking compensation of approximately $11.3 million. The Company believes that it has adequate defenses and intend to vigorously defend against this claim, and therefore has not established a reserve related to this claim. Under its risk management policies, the Company maintains certain insurance policies under which such claims may be covered.
In March 2013, a claim was filed against Arysta LifeScience Corporation, a subsidiary of the Company, relating to a purchasing optimization agreement entered into in 2011 between Arysta LifeScience Corporation and a consulting firm. The agreement provided for an incentive fee to be paid to the plaintiff based upon savings to Arysta resulting from the plaintiff's work. In addition to fees already received, the plaintiff claims damages, which we consider to be non-material. The Company believes this claim is without merit and that the fees already paid under the agreement exceed or equal the fees owed to the plaintiff. An arbitration hearing was conducted in May 2014 and certain post-hearing briefs were subsequently filed. The Company is currently awaiting the decision of the tribunal.
The $600 million of Series B Preferred Stock issued in connection with the Arysta Acquisition may be converted into a maximum of 22,107,590 shares of our common stock.  To the extent that the aggregate value of such shares is less than $600 million (based on a 10-day volume weighted average price), then, such shortfall would be payable in cash by Platform as a purchase price adjustment. Such shortfall would however be reduced by a portion, or all, of the amount for which the arbitration matter described in the preceding paragraph may be resolved, either by order of the arbitrators or by settlement, pursuant to a formula negotiated by and between the Company and the Seller.
On February 19, 2015, MacDermid, as plaintiff, settled a litigation with Cookson Group plc, Enthone Inc., Cookson Electronics and David North, as defendants, for $25.0 million. The litigation related to certain corporate activities that occurred between MacDermid and the defendants in 2006 and 2007. On April 3, 2015, the Company received part of the settlement in the amount of $16.0 million, and placed the remainder, net of legal costs, into escrow for future distribution in accordance with the pending litigation provisions of our Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of October 10, 2013.
16. INCOME TAXES
For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, income tax expense totaled $24.7 million and $2.1 million, respectively. The Company's effective tax rate in the first quarter of 2015 was (1,546.9)% on pre-tax losses of $1.6 million, compared an effective tax rate of (54.9)% on pre-tax losses of $3.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. The higher effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was primarily due to the establishment of a $19.0 million valuation allowance on foreign tax credit carryovers as a result of the Arysta acquisition and losses that did not produce tax benefits having a greater impact in the current period than in the prior year period.
The assessment of the need for a valuation allowance requires management to make estimates and assumptions about future earnings, reversal of existing temporary differences and available tax planning strategies. As a result of the impact of the Arysta Acquisition, the Company believes it is more likely than not that the full value of the foreign tax credit carryovers will not be realizable. Consequently, a valuation allowance of $19.0 million was recorded discretely in the first quarter of 2015.
The amount of unrecognized tax benefits was $71.0 million and $27.7 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, of which $39.8 million would reduce our effective tax rate if recognized. The increase was primarily due to the historical Arysta unrecognized tax benefits assumed.
Accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits were $9.4 million and $4.7 million at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. The Company recognized interest and penalties of $0.3 million related to unrecognized tax benefits in the income tax provision for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The remainder of the increase was due to the historical Arysta interest and penalties assumed.
The unrecognized tax benefits could be reduced by $3.3 million over the next 12 months as a result of the lapse of statutes of limitations in various jurisdictions.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



The Company is subject to U.S. Federal income tax as well as income tax in multiple state and foreign jurisdictions. The open tax years for major jurisdictions are as follows:
Major Jurisdictions
 
Open Years
Belgium
 
2008
 
through current
Brazil
 
2009
 
through current
China
 
2011
 
through current
France
 
2010
 
through current
Japan
 
2009
 
through current
Mexico
 
2009
 
through current
United Kingdom
 
2008
 
through current
United States
 
2011
 
through current
The Company is undergoing audits in the United Kingdom for the 2009 and 2011 tax years and received a notification requesting that the 2008 tax year remain open for one subsidiary. The Company is undergoing an audit in France for tax years 2010 through 2012 and in Mexico for tax year 2013. Finally, the Company has been notified by the tax authorities of their intent to initiate an audit in Belgium for tax years 2008 through 2013.
17. VARIABLE INTEREST ENTITIES
In connection with the Arysta Acquisition, the Company acquired ownership in two distributors deemed to be variable interest entities.
Saphyto S.A.
The Company holds a 45.0% interest in its product distributor, Saphyto S.A. The Company's has determined that it is the primarily beneficiary of the activities of Saphyto S.A., as approximately 94.0% of the distributor's sales are based on the Company's products and it has the power to direct activities impacting Saphyto S.A.'s economic performance. As a result, the activities of Saphyto S.A. are consolidated in the Company's condensed consolidated financial statements.
Societe das Produits Industriels et Agricoles, or SPIA
The Company holds a 31.95% interest in its product distributor, SPIA. The Company has determined that although it receives a disproportionate amount of economic benefit as compared to its ownership interest, it is not the primarily beneficiary of the activities of SPIA, as the majority shareholder of SPIA holds a 50.9% interest and exercises control through voting rights. As a result, the Company has applied equity method of accounting to its interest in SPIA. SPIA's total assets are approximately $7.2 million.
18. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
RHSA
Immediately prior to the closing of the MacDermid Acquisition, each Retaining Holder entered into a RHSA pursuant to which they agreed to exchange their respective interests in MacDermid Holdings for shares of PDH Common Stock, at an exchange rate of $11.00 per share plus, with respect to the common, class A and class B unit equity interests of MacDermid Holdings held by the Retaining Holder, (i) a proportionate share of a contingent interest in certain pending litigation, and (ii) a proportionate share of up to $100 million of contingent purchase price payable upon the attainment of certain EBITDA and stock trading price performance metrics during the seven-year period following the closing of the MacDermid Acquisition. The resulting non-controlling interest percentage for the Retaining Holders was 6.66% at March 31, 2015 and 6.66% at December 31, 2014.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



Pursuant to the RHSA, until the earlier of (1) the seventh anniversary of the MacDermid Acquisition (being October 31, 2020) and (2) such date on which all shares of PDH Common Stock held by the Retaining Holders have been converted to shares of our common stock, the Company has agreed to, among certain other covenants, obtain written consent prior to issuing additional securities, or instruments convertible, exchangeable or exercisable for securities.
Advisory Services Agreement
The Company is party to an Advisory Services Agreement with Mariposa Capital, LLC, an affiliate of one of our founder directors, whereby Mariposa Capital, LLC is entitled to receive an annual fee equal to $2.0 million, payable in quarterly installments. This agreement is automatically renewed for successive one-year terms unless either party notifies the other party in writing of its intention not to renew this agreement no later than 90 days prior to the expiration of the term. For each of the three month period ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, the Company incurred advisory fees under the agreement totaling $0.5 million.
Registration Rights Agreements
On November 7, 2013, the Company entered into a registration rights agreement with Pershing Square on behalf of funds managed by Pershing Square pursuant to which it agreed to file a resale registration statement for the resale of the shares those funds own from time to time promptly after becoming eligible to utilize a Form S-3. The Company became eligible to file a registration statement on Form S-3 on January 23, 2015, and initially filed a registration statement on February 2, 2015 as required by this registration rights agreement. This registration statement was amended on February 12, 2015 and was declared effective on February 20, 2015.
19. SEGMENT INFORMATION
During the first quarter of 2015, the Company completed certain changes to its organizational structure that resulted in a change to the Company's reportable business segments. As a result, the Performance Materials and Graphic Solutions reportable segments were combined into the Performance Applications reportable segment, and the AgroSolutions reportable segment was re-branded to Agricultural Solutions. Our new segment reporting structure represents businesses for which separate financial information is utilized by the chief operating decision maker, or CODM, for purpose of allocating resources and evaluating performance. Each reportable segment has its own president, who reports to the CODM.
The Performance Applications segment formulates and markets dynamic chemistry solutions that are used in electronics, automotive production, oil and gas production, drilling, commercial packaging and printing. Our products include surface and coating materials, water-based hydraulic control fluids and photopolymers. We operate in the Americas, Asia and Europe. In conjunction with the sale of our products, we provide extensive technical service and support to ensure superior performance of their application. Within this segment, the Company provides specialty chemicals to the following industries; Electronics, Industrial, Offshore and Commercial Packing and Printing. For the electronics industry, we design and formulate a complete line of proprietary “wet” dynamic chemistries that our customers use to process the surface of the printed circuit boards and other electronic components they manufacture. For the industrials, our dynamic chemistries are used for finishing, cleaning and providing surface coatings for a broad range of metal and non-metal surfaces which improve the performance or look of a component of an industrial part or process. For the offshore industry, we produce water-based hydraulic control fluids for major oil companies and drilling contractors for offshore deep water production and drilling applications. For the commercial packaging and printing industries, we produce photopolymers through an extensive line of flexographic plates, used to produce printing plates for transferring images onto commercial packaging, including packaging for consumer food products, pet food bags, corrugated boxes, labels and beverage containers. In addition, we also produce photopolymer printing plates for the flexographic and letterpress newspaper and publications markets.


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)



The Agricultural Solutions segment is based on a solutions-oriented business model that focuses on product innovation to address an ever-increasing need for higher crop yield and quality. We offer a wide variety of proven plant health and pest control products to growers, which are comprised of specific target applications in the following major product lines: adjuvants; fungicides; herbicides; home applications (home and garden and ectoparasiticides); insecticides; miticides; plant growth regulators; and seed treatments. We refer to herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and seed treatment categories, based on patented or proprietary off-patent AIs, as our Global Value Added Portfolio, or GVAP. Our product portfolio also includes biosolutions (biostimulants, innovative nutrition and biocontrol), and regional off-patent AIs that complement our principal product lines. In addition, we offer certain non-crop products, including animal health products, such as honey bee protective miticides and certain veterinary vaccines.
The Company evaluates the performance of its operating segments based on net sales and adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA for each segment is calculated by taking net income and adding back interest expense, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation expense and amortization expense. This amount is further adjusted for acquisition-related expenses. Adjusted EBITDA for each segment also includes an allocation of corporate costs such as corporate salary, wages, equity compensation expense and legal costs.
The following table summarizes financial information regarding each reportable segment’s results of operations for the periods presented:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 (amounts in millions)
2015
 
2014
Net Sales:
 
 
 
Performance Applications
$
180.3

 
$
183.7

Agricultural Solutions
354.5

 

Consolidated net sales
534.8

 
183.7

Adjusted EBITDA:
 

 
 

Performance Applications
48.6

 
45.9

Agricultural Solutions
82.0

 

Adjusted EBITDA
$
130.6

 
$
45.9

The following table reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to Net loss attributable to stockholders:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 (amounts in millions)
2015
 
2014
Adjusted EBITDA
$
130.6

 
$
45.9

Adjustments to reconcile to net loss attributable to stockholders:
 
 
 
Income tax expense
(24.7
)
 
(2.1
)
Interest expense
(40.4
)
 
(7.8
)
Depreciation and amortization expense
(47.9
)